Combined Patents (Class 182/129)
  • Patent number: 11352837
    Abstract: A paint accessory attachment for a stepladder includes a central housing removably fit over the top shelf of the stepladder, the central housing including an upper wall and inner side walls extending downwardly therefrom; a bottom wall extending outwardly from lower ends of the inner side walls; outer side walls extending upwardly from outer edges of the bottom wall; a circular paint can holding area on the upper wall; spaced apart pairs of vertical outer guide walls at inner surfaces of the outer side walls to form a first slot between each pair; spaced apart pairs of vertical inner guide walls secured to outer surfaces of the inner side walls in alignment with the outer guide walls to form a second slot between each pair, and dividers selectively positioned within selected first and second slots to form adjustable compartments between the inner side walls and the outer side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Gregory F. Ryan
  • Patent number: 11319091
    Abstract: A carriage with two hexapod platforms, each having a base, a plate, and a set of six cylinders associated in pairs. Each cylinder is articulatedly mounted with the plate. For each pair, a slider is able to move in translation on the base. For a first pair, the two cylinders of the first pair are mounted in an articulated manner on the slider. The articulation of one of the two cylinders of the first pair with the plate is adjacent to the articulation of one of the two cylinders of a second pair with the plate. The articulation of the other of the two cylinders of the first pair with the plate is adjacent to the articulation of one of the two cylinders of a third pair with the plate. For each slider, a movement system moves the slider. A control unit controls each cylinder and the movement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: Airbus Operations SAS, Airbus SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Datas, Jacques Bouriquet, Jean-Mickael Brindeau, Patrick Guibert, Nicolas Darbonville
  • Patent number: 11255126
    Abstract: A ladder tray assembly includes a case that has a recess integrated therein. A lid is hingedly coupled to the case for opening and closing the case. A pole is extendable through the case and the pole is inserted into a rung of a ladder thereby mounting the case to the ladder. A case member is coupled to and extends away from the case and a grip is coupled to the case member. The grip extends around the pole when the pole is extended through the case and the grip extends around the rung through which the pole is extended. A pair of storage units is each attachable to the lid when the lid is in an open position to facilitate tools stored in the storage units to be accessible to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Cecil Adams
  • Patent number: 11224965
    Abstract: Novel tool tray systems and devices. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a tray of the present disclosure, the tray comprises an interior tray section configured to receive one or more items, the interior tray at least partially surrounded by at least one sidewall having a height, a first ramp portion in communication with the interior tray section, the first ramp portion defining a sloping surface that extends from the interior tray section to a top of the at least one sidewall, wherein the at least one tray is configured to be secured to an inner lip of an aerial bucket liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Invoke 3D, LLC
    Inventor: Dewayne Eugene Blake
  • Patent number: 11187039
    Abstract: A configurable ladder system that can be configured into any of a plurality of different ladder configuration modes and methods for manufacturing and using same. The configurable ladder system includes at least one side rail and at least one support member and can be configured into any of a plurality of different ladder configuration modes. Each support member is disposed on a relevant side rail or on an optional adjustable rail. Depending upon a selected ladder configuration mode of the configurable ladder system, two or more of the support members can be configured to engage respective support regions within an intended work environment of the configurable ladder system. Thereby, the configurable ladder system advantageously can be readily adapted for use within a wide range of different purposes within a large number of a different work environments while enhancing user safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LOUISVILLE LADDER INC.
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Moreno Moncada
  • Patent number: 11167407
    Abstract: A tray and tool case that is hung from the rungs of a ladder or scaffold or closed and carried with tools inside. User may safely and securely store tools on or within the device while engaged in construction projects without climbing off a ladder or scaffold. The device consists of a tray surface with tool openings and rear support leg with tool openings and tool straps, connected to each other with secure fasteners and folding fasteners with locking pins. Three side walls of the tray surface are raised to prevent loss of tools. The device is secured in an open position with secure fasteners like screws, folding fasteners, and locking pins. The closed case is secured with push pin locks after the folding fasteners are folded down but may be opened when the push pink locks are disengaged and the curved opening is used to pull the device open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Steven McGee
  • Patent number: 11149494
    Abstract: A ladder safety lock disclosed herein includes a rod adapted for insertion through a ladder rung and at least one hinged flap attached an end of the rod that is configured for attachment to a free-standing secure structure, such as a portion of a roof or wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TORRGRAM LLC
    Inventor: Chris F. Forseth
  • Patent number: 11130664
    Abstract: A tilting support or work bucket, or apparatus for an aerial lift including a support frame for supporting an operator. The support frame can have a seat for supporting the operator when in an upright position and a chest support having a portion above and forward of the seat for supporting a chest of the operator when in a forwardly downward tilted position while allowing arms of the operator to extend forwardly out of the support frame. A support member can be pivotably mounted to the support frame at a pivot joint that is located at an upper portion of the support frame when the support frame is in the upright position, for pivotably supporting the support frame. An actuator can be included for positionably rotating the support frame relative to the support member about the pivot joint between the upright position and the forwardly downward tilted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew B. Conway, Keith Homstad
  • Patent number: 10968088
    Abstract: The shingle installation jack devices may be mounted once at a first roof level, providing support for the walk board. When installation or repair of the shingles is complete at the first level of the roof, the shingle installation jack devices may be operated in tandem to raise the level of the walk board to a second level of the roof. Shingle installation and/or repair may then be carried out at this second roof level without the need to re-mount the walk board supports at the second level. The shingle installation jack devices may also be run in reverse to lower the walk boards. The shingle installation device includes a frame and utilizes a winch motor to adjust the effective length of a cable and thus adjustably raise or lower the walk boards to any desired roof level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Mathias Dorsey, Joseph Anthony Wills, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10926977
    Abstract: An elevator car with special measures for evacuation has several side walls, a floor and a ceiling, which together enclose an interior of the elevator car. The elevator car has a flap arranged on one of the side walls and a ladder for evacuating persons from the interior of the elevator car. The flap is movable between a closed state, in which the flap blocks access from the interior of the elevator car to an area behind the flap, and an open state, in which access is possible from the interior of the elevator car to the area behind the flap. The flap has a height less than the height of the side walls. In the closed state of the flap, the ladder is arranged in the area behind the flap. The ladder is removable from behind the flap and can be increased in length for the evacuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Adrian Steiner, Alessandro D'Apice, Marcel Nicole
  • Patent number: 10927599
    Abstract: A roof rack side ladder system is provided with a ladder assembly, a roof rack mounting assembly, and a bumper bracket. The roof rack mounting assembly attaches the upper ladder portion of the ladder assembly to the roof rack of a vehicle and provides for a dual pivot attachment of the ladder assembly to the roof rack for absorbing suspension forces while the vehicle is in transit. The bumper bracket attaches the lower ladder portion of the ladder assembly to the side bumper wing of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Nakari, Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 10823327
    Abstract: Mounting plates for elevating platforms, including a mounting apparatus with interior and exterior reinforcement components elongated vertically. The interior reinforcement piece includes an embedded bolt that extends from the interior reinforcement piece, through a wall of the platform, and through the exterior reinforcement component. The interior and exterior reinforcement components have a stepped construction to convert peel stress to shear stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan J. McKinney, Kyle E. Hoffmann, Jace Hegg
  • Patent number: 10806311
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a commode aid for providing support to a user when the user leans over a toilet. The commode aide includes: (1) a front leg assembly including a left front leg and a right front leg; (2) a rear leg assembly including a left rear leg and a right rear leg; (3) a left armrest and a right armrest, wherein said left armrest is attached to the left front leg and the left rear leg and said right armrest is attached to the right front leg and the right rear leg; and (4) a horizontal support brace removably mounted to the left front leg and the right front leg, configured to be positioned between a toilet seat and a toilet tank and to provide support for the front leg assembly of the commode aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Eugene J. Lattig
  • Patent number: 10807407
    Abstract: A container assembly or paint container assembly with an integral scraper and brush holder configured to hold a brush, wipe excess paint from the brush or bristles, and suspend the container assembly, is disclosed. The container assembly comprises a liquid holding portion, a scraper member, one or more brush holders, a first handle member, and a second handle member. The liquid holding portion comprises a rectangular base and at least four upright walls extend flaringly from the base. The scraper member comprises a plurality of ribs protruding from an inner side of at least one upright wall and the brush holders are disposed at an inner side of at least two upright walls. The first handle member hingedly attached to an upper portion of the opposing upright walls, and the second handle member extends from an opposite end of at least one upright wall, exteriorly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Nhut Huynh
  • Patent number: 10801263
    Abstract: A ladder having a plane having a periphery. The plane having a body opening to receive a body of an impact driver and a trigger recess extending from the body opening to receive a trigger of the impact driver. The body opening conforming to a shape of the body and the trigger recess conforming to the shape of the trigger. The body opening and the trigger recess holding the impact driver when the impact driver is placed on the top. A ladder top. A method for using an impact driver with a ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Joseph Dangrow, Troy Johnson, Derek Bibler, Christopher Ruppen
  • Patent number: 10782004
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for a lighting device that is configured to couple with the end of a ladder. The lighting device may be configured to illuminate a room within a building with different types of light being projected in different, predetermined directions. Therefore, a firefighter within the building may be able to determine the location of the ladder even if heavy smoke is positioned within the building. Accordingly, the firefighter may be able to enter the building quicker because the firefighter may not have to bring an extra light, while also allowing the firefighter to exit the building quicker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Ryan Stout
  • Patent number: 10773373
    Abstract: A mountable fabric having a first fabric section having a first fabric end, and a second fabric section having a second fabric end opposite the first fabric end. The fabric having a fabric seam coupled between the first fabric section and the second fabric section. The fabric having a plurality of pockets coupled to the first fabric section. A first locking mechanism secured to the first fabric end, and a second locking mechanism secured to the second fabric end, wherein when the mountable fabric is folded along the fabric seam the first locking mechanism is couplable to the second locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Vela
  • Patent number: 10704288
    Abstract: A temporary maintenance enclosure for the maintenance of at least part of a turbine blade, the enclosure comprises a platform arranged, in use, to border at least part of the circumference of a blade in need of maintenance; at least one wall and a roof which are carried by the platform; the at least one wall extending from the platform; wherein said roof extends from the wall towards the blade; and wherein the enclosure further comprises a flexible sheath which seals onto the blade to provide a sealed volume for maintenance of said blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ventura Wind Energy Limited
    Inventor: David Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10697239
    Abstract: A stepladder having a front side, a rear side and a top. The stepladder can include a conduit holder attached to the front side for holding conduit. The stepladder can include a first wire spool holder attached to the front side and a second wire spool holder attached to the rear side though which a conduit having a wire spool extends. The stepladder can include a hacksaw hook attached to the front side. A method for cutting a conduit. A method for using a hacksaw. A method for obtaining wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Astor, James J. Grebinoski, Craig Werner, Kevin J. Moran
  • Patent number: 10661430
    Abstract: Novel tool tray systems and devices. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a tray of the present disclosure, the tray comprises an interior tray section configured to receive one or more items, the interior tray at least partially surrounded by at least one sidewall having a height, a first ramp portion in communication with the interior tray section, the first ramp portion defining a sloping surface that extends from the interior tray section to a top of the at least one sidewall, wherein the at least one tray is configured to be secured to an inner lip of an aerial bucket liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Invoke 3D, LLC
    Inventor: Dewayne Eugene Blake
  • Patent number: 10648179
    Abstract: A system for removing shingles on a roof is provided. One embodiment includes a navigational apparatus for traversing the roof and a roof shingle removal apparatus attached to the navigational apparatus for removing the shingles. The improved removal apparatus pries existing shingles from the roof, and then stores the shingles in a debris bin before emptying the shingles in a precise location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Baird
  • Patent number: 10633918
    Abstract: A storage-receptacle for attachment to a ladder; the storage-receptacle includes a tray-housing having a tray-capacity, four tray-sides, a tray-base and an open-top; and an attachment-means fixedly-attached to one of the four tray-sides configured to secure the storage-receptacle to a top-step of the ladder. The storage-receptacle is useful for providing easily accessible tools for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Patrick Wulfekotte
  • Patent number: 10570888
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a working platform mounted within a nacelle of the wind turbine during a repair procedure. More specifically, the working platform may be mounted to a bedplate within the nacelle in an area where one or more drivetrain component(s) would normally be during operation of the wind turbine, but have been removed due to repair or replacement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Darrick Adam Vanderwalker, Brian Thomas Misavage, Michael Frederick Sander, Gregory Clarence Thomas, Kevin Tyler Eherts, Brian William Manikas, Hunter Ryan Anderson, Waylon James Esser
  • Patent number: 10549974
    Abstract: Mounting plates for elevating platforms, including a mounting plate with interior and exterior reinforcement pieces elongated vertically and with rounded corners; a single-piece mounting plate inserted through slots in the platform wall; and a single-piece mounting plate with top and side tabs that wrap around the platform exterior to transform tension stress into shear stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan J. McKinney, Kyle E. Hoffmann, Jace Hegg
  • Patent number: 10492486
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a hunting blind. The hunting blind, in one embodiment, includes a base structure configured to support the weight of a human. The hunting blind, in this embodiment, further includes one or more sidewall structures coupleable to the base structure, at least one of the one or more sidewall structures configured to slant outwardly from the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ardent Conceptual Design, LTD.
    Inventor: Clint A. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10465411
    Abstract: Assembly process of a telescopic tower (100) including at least one prefabricated concrete section, comprising the following steps: providing sections (2,4,6,8,10) in an initial position wherein superimposed sections are disposed coaxially within a base section (10); providing assembly means (14,16,18); providing operator support means (20) on the external surface of said base section (10) essentially vertically in correspondence with the upper edge of said base section (10); lifting the innermost superimposed section (2,4,6,8) radially from those that are in the initial position forming a joint between the lower end portion of said superimposed section (2,4,6,8) which is being lifted and the upper end portion of the radially external and immediately adjacent section (4,6,8,10); providing in said joint anchoring devices for immobilizing at least provisionally the corresponding sections (2,4,6,8,10) between one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ESTEYCO S.A.P.
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Fernandez Gomez, Jose Emilio Jimeno Chueca
  • Patent number: 10260283
    Abstract: An air conditioning crane boom assembly having a number of mounting feet that removably secure the assembly to the rungs of a stepladder. Braces extend from these feet to a boom that extends horizontally away from the rungs of the stepladder. A pulley or a winch may be attached to the base of the boom, near the rungs of the stepladder, and the boom extends away from the stepladder to facilitate safe and stable lifting of loads such as air-conditioner components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Gregory
  • Patent number: 10260284
    Abstract: An equipment tower having a ladder formed of a plurality of ladder segments each joined to a respective tower segment by a pivotal connection prior to the tower segments being stacked during erection of the tower. The pivotal connection provides a degree of freedom of movement which facilitates the interconnection of adjoining ends of the ladder segments after stacking of the tower segments. Additional accommodation of as-built spacing of the adjacent ends of the ladder segments may be provided by a connecting segment. The pivotal connection may be a rod inserted through a rung of the ladder and supported by a support assembly attached to the tower segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: WIND TOWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Lockwood, Matthew J. Chase, Luis E. Carbonell
  • Patent number: 10240357
    Abstract: A debris netting system configured to installation on a working deck to provide a vertical barrier or wall to protect against the spread of debris, overspray, concrete, and the like. The system includes plurality of spaced apart brackets attached to the working deck with a mesh liner or net attached to and disposed between adjacent brackets. The brackets include vertically extending poles each having a pulley system to attach, retain, and adjust the height of the net. Each pole may have two pulley systems to accommodate a plurality of nets extending away from each bracket. The system is modular to form a series of debris nets to form a wall or barrier that can conform to the geometry of a particular working deck or other area require debris containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAFETY GUYS, LLC
    Inventor: Chris Cockerell
  • Patent number: 10156080
    Abstract: The platform includes a base support that can be clamped to a boat railing and extendable support arms that support a work platform. Methods of manufacturing the platform are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Joaquin Speaks
  • Patent number: 10138102
    Abstract: A fall arresting/prevention safety protection device for aerial lifts that delivers notifications and warnings to individuals who are subject to accidental falls or other safety hazards when performing construction or the like or when operating elevating construction machinery such as aerial lift work platforms, bucket trucks and similar type elevating work platforms. The invention further provides a load sensor that when activated transmits an emergency signal to operators, supervisors and emergency personnel. The present invention further provides a remote control to access and control movement of the aerial lift through a wireless transmission in the event the lift operator falls out of or is ejected from the bucket or work platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Paul D. Baillargeon, Viki V. Walbridge
  • Patent number: 10125505
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bridge that is for use with a scaffolding standard. The standard may comprise of an elongate pipe to which there is secured at least one rosette of a kind that presents a plurality of apertures about the pipe at which a connection to said standard can be established by other scaffolding components. The bridge is capable of connection to said rosette at at least two said apertures, said bridge allowing a scaffolding component to be secured thereto to be positioned and supported by said bridge at a location not catered for by any aperture of said rosette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WLS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yu Shing So
  • Patent number: 10118288
    Abstract: Novel tool tray systems and devices. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a tray of the present disclosure, the tray comprises an interior tray section configured to receive one or more items, the interior tray at least partially surrounded by at least one sidewall having a height, a first ramp portion in communication with the interior tray section, the first ramp portion defining a sloping surface that extends from the interior tray section to a top of the at least one sidewall, wherein the at least one tray is configured to be secured to an inner lip of an aerial bucket liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Invoke 3D, LLC
    Inventor: Dewayne Eugene Blake
  • Patent number: 10094509
    Abstract: An extendible lateral support arm having at least two elongate arm members coupled together and displaceable relative each other. The first arm defines a first end of the extendible arm. The second arm defines a second end of the extendible arm. The distance between the first end and the second end is variable. The first end presents a first head that can engage a building structure. The second end presents a second head that can be secured to an adjacent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: WLS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yu Shing So
  • Patent number: 10091922
    Abstract: A pull hitch assembly for an agricultural implement having a tool bar coupled with and extending transverse to the pull hitch assembly. The pull hitch assembly includes first and second tube members, a hose carrier track and a tunnel. The second tube member is partially slidingly disposed within the first tube member. The hose carrier track is operatively coupled to both the first tube member and the tube second member. The tunnel is coupled to the first tube member. At least part of the hose carrier track is movable within the tunnel as the first tube member and the second tube member are moved relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Sudbrink, Dean A. Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10087682
    Abstract: The described apparatus relates to a storage tray for a ladder, in particular a runged stepladder, wherein the storage tray has at least one compartment into which objects can be placed, and has a first receiver for a first element of a buckle closure, which can be attached on the storage tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hailo-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rudolf Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 9945128
    Abstract: A system for installing shingles on a roof is provided. One embodiment includes a navigational apparatus for traversing the roof and a roof shingle installation apparatus attached to the navigational apparatus for installing the shingles. The roof shingle installation apparatus is designed to remove a shingle from a bundle of shingles, and position the shingle, and fasten it to the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBONAIL LLC
    Inventor: Michael Baird
  • Patent number: 9938739
    Abstract: A self-contained swimming pool for containment of water and generation of water currents therein for exercise, therapy and/or rehabilitation of a user comprising a rigid frame exteriorly located in relation to an inner water containment area. A set of water return channels in communication with the inner water containment area. A propulsion system in communication with the set of water return channels and the inner water containment area. A hydraulic system for driving the propulsion system using a hydraulic fluid to produce a current in the inner water containment area allowing positioning of a user in the current for exercise, therapy and or rehabilitation therein and wherein the hydraulic system is self-contained and mounted external of the rigid frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: David E. Hall
  • Patent number: 9868013
    Abstract: A stretching tool and method for post-surgery patient recovery is disclosed having a bag design to enclose a patient's foot for stretching exercises with incremental ladder like grips or handles positioned on a pair of longer straps. The least amount of stretch generated by grabbing the inner most straps or grips and greatest amount of stretch generated by grabbing the straps or grips outermost. The dual laddered straps facilitate a controlled and symmetrical self-stretch which inhibits protective responses, yielding a superior stretch. The incremental handles and grips to the long straps accommodate any height/size of patient. The grips promote increased relaxation while being able to apply force necessary for stretch. The stretching tool inhibits protective responses which are highly beneficial for the painful joint that requires motion and stretching post knee and hip arthroplasty. The straps and grips may be conveniently enclosed in the bag during non-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: United Therapy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Leverenz, Kristie Leverenz
  • Patent number: 9850655
    Abstract: A modular data center system is disclosed for constructing a modular data center building. A plurality of structural support columns are used to support a plurality of unit structures above a floor surface at a desired height relative to the floor surface. A pair of elongated support rails are also included which are coupled perpendicularly to the plurality of structural support columns, at approximately the desired height, to form two parallel, horizontally spaced apart tracks. Each of the unit structures includes a plurality of carriage assemblies, with each of the carriage assemblies including a wheel. The wheels allow the unit structures to be rolled horizontally into a desired position on the pair of elongated support rails when constructing the modular data center building to expedite its assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Matorić, Goran Uzelac, Denis Ran{hacek over (c)}ić, Mislav Crnogorac
  • Patent number: 9782891
    Abstract: Novel tool tray systems and devices. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a tray of the present disclosure, the tray comprises an interior tray section configured to receive one or more items, the interior tray at least partially surrounded by at least one sidewall having a height, a first ramp portion in communication with the interior tray section, the first ramp portion defining a sloping surface that extends from the interior tray section to a top of the at least one sidewall, wherein the at least one tray is configured to be secured to an inner lip of an aerial bucket liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Invoke 3D, LLC
    Inventor: Dewayne Eugene Blake
  • Patent number: 9739091
    Abstract: The present invention is a paint tool holder that can be attached to any extension ladder with the main objective to hold a variety and multitude of tools, such as: (1) paint roller frames, (2) 1 to 5 gallon paint buckets, containers and pails; (3) paint spray guns; (4) tape masking machines; (6) caulking guns; (7) tape rolls and more. The paint tool holder includes a rod attached to the bucket holder and stabilizer to hold the bucket firm and steady so that a user is able to easily paint. The paint tool holder can be attached to either side of the extension ladder thus making it very comfortable to work for either a left or right-handed user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Ezra Cole Pucci
  • Patent number: 9714541
    Abstract: A ladder top for a stepladder includes a plane having a front and a rear. The plane has a bin for holding small parts and having a shape to hold a propane tank adjacent the front of the plane. The plane has at least one screwdriver hole. The plane has a drill holster. The plane has a hammer/pipe wrench hole. The plane has a channel lock slot. The plane has a pipe holder extending along the length of the pipe for holding pipe. A method for using a ladder top for a stepladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventor: Kyle G. Astor
  • Patent number: 9699969
    Abstract: A portable agricultural implement for the harvesting of hops that accommodates the automated removal of hops from bines as well as various features and functions associated with such removal and separation of the hops from debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hopsharvester, LLC
    Inventors: John Bonzo, Jeffrey Heintz
  • Patent number: 9688206
    Abstract: The advanced life has brought the use of strollers, wheelchairs and carriers for easing the life and human care. However, handling these objects in and out of a vehicle has turned to be a practical problem. Commonly these units are lifted for placement in the trunk or inside a vehicle, however, manipulation of these units which have a noticeable weight and a rough shape are difficult and labor intensive. Particularly, by some mothers that does not have enough reserve doing other chores. This activity will increase the pain of those who just had C-sections or it can cause a new back and joint pains or worsen the existing ones. This application introduces methods and means to allow such a process to be done easily. This application introduces new units and methods which allows strollers and carriers and similar units to be placed inside a box means which is attached to the rear of a vehicle by use of a door that opens and stands on the ground to function as a ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Yousef Daneshvar
  • Patent number: 9518425
    Abstract: A tool caddy assembly to be removably positioned over the top of a folding ladder including a housing having a bottom surface to hold items while the ladder is being used and a bracket to mount the caddy assembly to the ladder. An outer support wall of the bracket extends downwardly sufficiently adjacent the top rung of the ladder to prevent a user from unsafely standing on the top rung of the ladder. A plurality of accessory holders are removably mounted on the top edge of the walls of the housing and/or the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Eduardo Villar
  • Patent number: 9512577
    Abstract: A bridge configured to allow access by an operative to an aircraft compartment via a manhole formed in a wall. The bridge comprises an overlapping section which includes at least one plate, a transverse runner beneath the plate or plates with at least one groove configured to receive a lower edge of the manhole, at least a first support configured to rest on one side of the wall and at least a second support configured to rest on the other side of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus (SAS)
    Inventor: Mickael Matignon
  • Patent number: 9428958
    Abstract: A removable ladder tray on a ladder having a base with a ladder opening formed therein. The ladder tray is attached and removed without tools. The ladder tray has an open containment area with a collared ladder opening for insertion of the ladder. The ladder opening is generally rectangular and formed adjacent the back of the tray. The ladder opening is surrounded by two spaced apart side edges and two spaced apart ladder leg edges forming a truncated pyramid shaped ladder box. The ladder tray press fits onto the ladder between the top of the ladder and the rungs. The ladder box surroundingly fits around the ladder holding the base top extending away from the user thereby allowing full use and access to the all the climbing rungs and the top platform on the ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy S Ellis
  • Patent number: 9403271
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tool staging and assembly trays and systems capable of attaching to aerial buckets and other elevated work stations. In particular, the present disclosure pertains to a tool tray device configured with an interior sidewall surface and one or more attachment saddles. Trays of the present disclosure may also comprise at least one ramp configured to provide a sloped surface from the base of the tray to the top of a sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Invoke 3D, LLC
    Inventor: Dewayne Eugene Blake
  • Patent number: 9404273
    Abstract: A system and method for covering a scaffold end with a scaffold cover. The system includes a cap or scaffold cover having a closed end for providing a force-absorbing surface, and an open end for receiving a scaffold end. The open end includes a lip and a lip notch working cooperatively with a spring and rest notch to securely lock the scaffold cover in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Dawson