Combined Patents (Class 182/129)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9399882
    Abstract: A portable adjustable panel assembly provides end assemblies that include a plurality of adjustable hinged arms connected to a base element and a panel support element by hinge assemblies to support a panel and provide adjustable pivot of an attached panel 360 degrees about a longitudinal axis. Geometric recesses of the portable adjustable panel assembly components correspond to geometric ends of the hinge assemblies and access apertures in hinged arm ends allow the portable adjustable panel components to be releasably pivoted and repositioned, and then locked into a desired position relative one to the other. Panel positions relative to the assembly likewise are adjustable by similar manipulation of hinge assemblies corresponding to panel support element ends. The panel assembly can be collapsed into a substantially planar assembly for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew H. McGrath
  • Patent number: 9359819
    Abstract: The tool holder for use with a ladder is a toolbox adapted for use with a step ladder. The tool holder for use with a ladder is a storage unit that can be securely attached to a ladder to reduce the need to climb up and down the ladder to get required tools. The tool holder for use with a ladder comprises a base structure 101 that further comprises a first container, a second container, one or more pockets, a plurality of clips, a plurality of rings, a first ladder clip and a second ladder clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Gabriel Valadez
  • Patent number: 9290991
    Abstract: A built in hideaway stool that provides hidden installation, such as under a cabinet or appliance, and when extended on its track and arms, rests a top step against an exterior wall of a stationary furniture item, such as a cabinet front side, to provide stable in-use step positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Dustin McDill
  • Patent number: 9284066
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus to interface a boarding bridge having a first deck and an airplane having a second deck. The apparatus includes a lower-frame assembly, upper-frame assembly, bridge gangplank assembly, and airplane gangplank assembly. The lower-frame assembly includes a plurality of wheel assemblies. The upper-frame assembly is connected to the lower-frame assembly at adjustable height and pivoting position, and includes a third deck atop the upper-frame assembly. The bridge gangplank assembly is connected to a first end of the upper-frame assembly, and includes a fourth deck to connect the first deck and the third deck. The airplane gangplank assembly is connected to a second end of the upper-frame assembly, and includes at least a fifth deck to connect the third deck and the second deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: East Island Aviation Services, Inc.
    Inventor: James Larson
  • Patent number: 9249625
    Abstract: An attachment apparatus is disclosed suitable for use with ladders comprising a wedging section enabling it to be wedged into a central bore of a rung of a ladder for attachment thereto. The attachment apparatus may have a wedging section formed from a resilient material. It may further include elongate engaging section whose cross-sectional dimension is less than that of a largest dimension of a central bore of a rung of a ladder for attachment thereto. It allows a user of the such apparatus to safely suspend items such as paint pots or tools from a ladder for easy reach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ladder Limb Limited
    Inventor: Alistair Taylor
  • Patent number: 9179666
    Abstract: A treestand blind for use with a treestand adjacent a tree. The treestand includes a frame and a platform at a lower portion thereof. The blind includes first and second telescoping poles, each having lower and upper ends, each pole having an upper and lower portion, each of the poles having a tether attached proximate the upper end. The tether is attached around the tree with the poles being bowed both forwardly and laterally under tension. The blind also includes a pole mount attached to a front edge of the platform and has left and right receptacles respectively receiving the lower ends of the poles, with the poles each being forwardly angled at a first obtuse angle and laterally outwardly splayed at a second obtuse angle. A cover is wrapped about the poles and the frame, providing a covered space thereinside. The cover has zippered flaps that open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Dwayne Williamson
  • Patent number: 9138081
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a corral configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements. The corral can include: (a) an enclosure having an opening configured to receive the one or more shopping carts, the enclosure having a first side; and (b) at least one first panel located at the first side and configured to display at least a first advertisement of the one or more advertisements. The advertising panels can be configured to be coupled adjacent the opening of the corral to facilitate better visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Starlite Medite, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 9108072
    Abstract: A building fire escape system, comprising an auxiliary descending device, the auxiliary descending device being a sliding pole (6) or a spiral chute (6?), and at least one refuge chamber, the refuge chamber being a fireproof spatial structure integrated with the building. The inside of the refuge chamber is divided into a first space (2) and a second space (3) by fire partitions (1, 4). The first space (2) communicates with the interior space of the building. The second space (3) communicates with the exterior space of the building. The fire partition (4) is provided with a fireproof door (11) connecting the first space with the second space. Any two neighboring refuge chambers are interconnected. The fire partition is provided with an observation window (12). The first space and the second space are provided with an air supply pipe (14) and an air exhaust pipe (15). Disposed at the top of the refuge chamber is a water tank (16) connected to the fire main pipe (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Baoru Jie, Jiangang Jie
  • Patent number: 9090437
    Abstract: The invention relates to a trolley (1) of an overhead crane, supported to be movable between two main girders (2), whereby there is a service platform (5) on the side of the trolley, the service platform being turnable or slidable in the upward direction and/or towards the trolley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Konecranes Plc
    Inventors: Johannes Tarkiainen, Kimmo Rantala, Ismo Kuivamäki, Mats Åkesson, Juhani Salovaara
  • Publication number: 20150136524
    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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Astor, James J. Grebinoski, Craig Werner, Kevin J. Moran
  • Publication number: 20150136522
    Abstract: A method of rappelling loads (18) from an offshore platform, wherein a rescue raft (30) is lowered from the platform at a rappelling rope (22) until the raft floats on the water, and at least one load (18) is rappelled along the rope into the rescue raft, wherein the rappelling rope is held tensioned by a tension weight (26) that is suspended at a portion of the rappelling rope that passes through the rescue raft (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Uwe Bergmann, Dirk Bergmann
  • Publication number: 20150129358
    Abstract: A ladder system is provided. The system includes an extendable ladder and a ladder safety device. The extendable ladder includes at least a first section and a second section. The ladder safety device includes a first guide rail secured to the first section, a second guide rail secured to the second section, an a guide rail intersection portion that merges the first guide rail into the second guide rail at a point of intersection. The guide rail intersection portion allows the first guide rail to slide with respect to the second guide rail such that the point of intersection changes as the second section extends or retracts with respect to the first section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Cohen, John P. McCarthy, IV
  • Patent number: 9027709
    Abstract: A tree stand for removable attachment to a tree comprising: a support bar having an upper end and a lower end with a length therebetween; an upper jaw coupled to the upper end of the support bar and a lower jaw coupled to the lower end of the support bar, and a platform mounted to the outer side of the lower jaw by insertion of a set of protrusions on the platform into the pivoting snap locks of the arms of the lower jaw. A seat may also be attached to the support par through the upper jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Treestand Investments, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan S. Wheelington
  • Publication number: 20150122581
    Abstract: A portable utility ramp that folds onto a collapsible set of steps, allowing a user to walk an in-line two-wheeled vehicle, such as a motorcycle, up or down the ramp. The inclined ramp is positionable between a ground surface and the receiving bed of a truck or trailer, with the ramp hingably attached to a set of steps each positioned parallel to the ramp, and the ramp foldable over and onto the se of steps by action of hinges between the steps and the ramp. The set of steps includes a multiple of treads mounted within a step frame that pivots in a scissor-like action either above or beneath the main frame. The ramp and step's parallel configuration allows the user to guide the motorcycle up the ramp, while walking up the set of steps that remain parallel to the ground, no matter the incline of the ramp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Steven I. Mahre
  • Patent number: 9022172
    Abstract: A ladder accessory that is used with a ladder that extends out from the side of the ladder to provide footing for a worker. The accessory comprises an elongated rectangular open box structure defining at least one set of two parallel ladder rail channels that are placed crosswise (perpendicular) to the length of the box structure and are spaced apart a distance such that one of said channels can engage one rail of a ladder and the other channel can engage the other rail and both channels engage a rung. The rectangular elongated box defines two side walls that contain single hook key slots that can be engaged with rungs of the ladder when the accessory is placed lengthwise parallel to the rails of the ladder and, with a rung lock mechanism, can be fastened to the ladder and carried with the ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: William Edward McCarthy, Derron Alan Suchodolski
  • Publication number: 20150107937
    Abstract: A safety system for a swimming pool ladder is described for use in above-ground swimming pools. The safety system can comprise a frame covered with fabric or other enclosure permanently or temporarily affixed to the ladder and/or the sidewall of an above-ground swimming pool. The fabric can comprise a plurality of vent holes to prevent excessive side loads caused by water currents. The safety system can be detachably coupled to the ladder using a tab and slot configuration. The safety system can prevent objects from entering and becoming trapped between the pool sidewall and the pool ladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Chi Yin Alan Leung
  • Patent number: 9010491
    Abstract: A ladder safety accessory kit (5) for straight and extension ladders (1) having an upper stabilizer assembly (2) that makes the ladder adaptable to any shaped structure or surface, a lower stabilizer assembly (3) that makes the ladder adjustable to accommodate for uneven ground, a leveling measurement device (4) that allows a user to quickly and easily determine that the ladder is level and angled correctly and a storage tray (36) that provides a storage area for tools and other items. The ladder safety accessory kit may be integrated with new ladders or used to retrofit existing ladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Brian T. Trang
  • Patent number: 8997930
    Abstract: Various embodiments of ladders, ladder components, accessories for ladders, ladder systems and related methods are provided. In one embodiment a ladder and platform system is provided having at least two ladders and a platform or plank. The platform or plank has coupling mechanisms that provide adjustable but secure coupling of the platform to the ladders, either with the top cap or with the rungs. Other embodiments include storage devices and paint trays for use with ladders and ladder systems incorporating such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Ryan Moss, Ryan Crawford, Ben K. Jackson, Stephen E. Boynton, Heidi Phillips, Keith Emmel
  • Publication number: 20150083521
    Abstract: A method and/or apparatus which alleviates the discomfort in carrying ladders of all kinds, particularly metal ladders. A device including a first section which has a first slot, and a second section having a second slot is provided. The first section may be attached to the second section so that the first section is substantially at a right angle with respect to the second section. The first and the second slots may meet at a first junction. The first and the second sections may be made of an elastic material. The apparatus may include a ladder having first and second posts joined by a plurality of steps including a first step. A part of the first step of the ladder may fit into the first slot of the first section while simultaneously a part of the first post may fit into the second slot of the second section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jess Foddrill
  • Publication number: 20150075907
    Abstract: A ladder is provided which may include a positioning system, a fall arrest system, or both. In one embodiment, a rope and pulley system is provided wherein a first end of the rope is coupled to a base section of the ladder, a second end of the rope is coupled with a fly section of the ladder, and the rope extends between a plurality of pulleys. In one particular embodiment, the rope extends between five different pulleys, two being coupled with the fly section and three being coupled with the base section. At least one portion of the rope may extend along the side of the ladder (e.g., along the side of a rail of the fly section) while another section may extend up the front of the ladder between the rails and in front of the rungs. A fall arrest mechanism, or an ascender device, may be coupled with the section of rope extending up the ladder between the rails and in front of the rungs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: N. Ryan Moss, Sean R. Peterson, Brian B. Russell, Gary M. Jonas, Darius S. Penrod, Bryan Wright
  • Patent number: 8974334
    Abstract: A tensioning assembly having a drive pulley, a tension pulley and a tension adjustment system is provided. The drive pulley has a first drive pulley channel and a second drive pulley channel. The tension pulley has a first tension pulley channel and a second tension pulley channel. The second tension pulley channel is aligned with the first drive pulley channel. The first drive pulley channel and the second drive pulley channel of the drive pulley and the first tension pulley channel and a second tension pulley channel of the tension pulley are configured and arranged to engage and route an endless looped member. The tension adjustment system is coupled to adjust the distance between the drive pulley and the tension pulley to adjust the tension in the endless looped member in relation to the drive pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: D B Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew S. Stephenson
  • Publication number: 20150047925
    Abstract: There is provided a climbing locking system for climbing ladders in particular of a wind power installation. The climbing locking system has at least one climbing ladder segment having a longitudinal direction and at least one open end for accommodating a fall arrester which can move back and forth as a climbing protection system along the longitudinal direction. The climbing locking system also has at least one climbing locking unit at the at least one open end of the climbing ladder segment. The climbing locking unit is fastened pivotably to the climbing ladder segment and has a locking position for locking a movement of a fall arrester along a direction of the climbing ladder segment and a passing position for allowing a movement of the fall arrester along the longitudinal direction of the climbing ladder segment in both directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur Hermes, Simon Roth
  • Patent number: 8955644
    Abstract: A safety system for a swimming pool ladder is described for use in above-ground swimming pools. The safety system can comprise a frame covered with fabric or other enclosure permanently or temporarily affixed to the ladder and/or the sidewall of an above-ground swimming pool. The fabric can comprise a plurality of vent holes to prevent excessive side loads caused by water currents. The safety system can be detachably coupled to the ladder using a tab and slot configuration. The safety system can prevent objects from entering and becoming trapped between the pool sidewall and the pool ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventor: Chi Yin Alan Leung
  • Patent number: 8944213
    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: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Astor, James J. Grebinoski, Craig Werner, Kevin J. Moran
  • Publication number: 20150021119
    Abstract: A self-launching movable scaffolding system comprising: a main girder which transfers loads to supports; a front nose which transfers load of the system to support during launching; a rear nose which transfers load to a rear support during casting and launching, which is equipped with a rail system; hanger trusses which transfer load from a formwork to the main girder during casting; a rear support which provides support to the system during rebar cage installation, casting, and launching; a front support which provides support to the system during rebar cage installation and casting; a front and a middle launching support which provide support to the system during launching; a launching wagon for providing support and movement of the system; a trolley system which provides relocation to the front and middle launching supports and provides rebar cage delivery; and a formwork which is a mold for forming concrete to a shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: NRS Consulting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Pedro Bae
  • Publication number: 20150014095
    Abstract: A magnetic anchor system, method, and device for attaching a rigging line to an elevated work structure. A transport vehicle may be used to position and attach at least one magnetic anchor to the elevated work structure, while being operated by a user at a safe location. Upon attachment of the magnetic anchor the strength of the magnetic connection of the primary magnetic anchor to the work structure is tested before anything is attached to a rigging line secured to the magnetic anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Todd King, George M. Anasis
  • Publication number: 20150014094
    Abstract: The invention is an accessory holder that may be attached to the leg of a support structure such as a ladder or scaffold. The accessory holder may have an attachment member for attaching the accessory holder the leg of a support structure. The accessory holder may have an extension member extending above the uppermost support member of the support structure when the support structure is deployed. The accessory holder may have a container attached to an end of the extension member. The accessory holder may have a substantially planar bottom and may have sidewalls for supporting and containing implements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: John Reginald Brooks
  • Publication number: 20150008071
    Abstract: A combined step stool and workpiece support device has a folding frame with a rigid front leg structure including front legs and a first support bar interconnecting the front legs at an upper end thereof. The frame also includes a rear leg structure including rear legs, each being pivoted to a front leg via a first hinge for movement of the rear leg structure between a use position and a storage position. Portions of the front legs above the first hinges and the first support bar form a first workpiece support bracket. The device includes a pivotable rigid second workpiece support bracket with a pair of arms, each having a lower end pivotally connected via a second hinge to the frame. The second support bracket is pivotal between a use position and a collapsed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: LAMPE HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Caspar Bernard Lampe, Maarten Olden
  • Patent number: 8925684
    Abstract: The present invention features a ladder shelf system for adding a generally planar rectangular shelf close to the top of a step ladder. The system has the generally planar rectangular shelf that is rigid with a step engagement member located on a shelf top surface. The step engagement member is adapted to fit inside an interior cavity of a top step of a step ladder. The system has a generally planar rectangular non-slip pad centrally located on the shelf top surface. The system has a locking lever located close to the shelf posterior end. In a first unlocked position, a first clamping member and a second clamping member lie on a plane perpendicular to the shelf top surface. In a second locked position, the first clamping member and the second clamping member lie on a plane parallel with the shelf top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Frank Medina
  • Patent number: 8925685
    Abstract: A shelf apparatus for use with a ladder or scaffold structure is provided. The shelf apparatus includes a substantially planar shelf structure having a plurality of holes positioned on a first side, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes is formed about a first axis positioned substantially perpendicular to the shelf structure. A cross-member engagement support is positioned on a second side of the shelf structure, the second side of the shelf structure opposite the first side, wherein the cross-member engagement support is formed about a second axis running from a first edge to a second edge of the shelf structure, and wherein the second axis intersects the first axis. A ladder-attachment structure is affixed to the shelf structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Donald Dufour
  • Patent number: 8925683
    Abstract: A utility holding device is suitable for carrying tools and materials at a construction site. The utility holding device is especially useful for carrying tools and materials for an electrician or a plumber. The wheels provide mobility. The ladder attachment permits a utility holding device to be safely used with a ladder. The scaffold attachment permits a utility holding device to be safely used with a scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Scott E. Gunsaullus
  • Publication number: 20140367196
    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: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Dawson
  • Publication number: 20140369794
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a step apparatus includes a post device, at least one step platform, and a hitch connecting device. Step platform includes a rectangular loop and two parallel plates, each of the parallel plates connecting on a first end to opposing side walls, respectively, of the post device and on a second end to the rectangular loop. The hitch connecting device connects the post device to a transport vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: John Boguslawski
  • Publication number: 20140360814
    Abstract: An equipment (1) for demolishing a building (2), wherein said building (2) comprises a building base (3) placed in proximity of a ground (4), or placed on the ground (4), and an opposite building top (5) or temporary building top (5) arranged away from said building base (3), as well as building floors (6), comprises: —a platform (7) adapted to be positioned against the top of the building (5) avoiding ground support devices which from the platform (7) reach the base of the building (3) or the ground (4) surrounding the building; said platform (7) comprising at least one working scaffold (8) adapted to be arranged along the periphery (9) of said building (2) and to face at least one floor (6) of said building (2); —said at least one working scaffold (8) being supported, hanged, on said platform (7) so that it descends along the side wall (10) of the building (2) to border the works for demolishing the building (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Giuseppe Panseri, Stefano Panseri, Roberto Panseri
  • Patent number: 8887867
    Abstract: A convenient ladder stabilization device for holding a ladder in place on a support surface. The device may attach to a lower rung of a ladder and extend and contact the support surface behind the ladder. The device of the present invention acts to secure and stabilize the bottom of the ladder to prevent the base of the ladder from sliding, skidding, or otherwise moving while a user is on the ladder. The present invention further provides for a lightweight and easy to use device that may be removably attached to any conventional ladder. The ladder stabilization device does not require any material alteration to the ladder and thus will not void the warranty of a conventional ladder when used in combination. The present invention improves user safety and reduces the need for having a second individual support the base of the ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Glenda Blazin, Thomas Corley
  • Publication number: 20140332316
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a stepladder. The stepladder includes a ladder top having a plane having a front side and a rear side and a left side and a right side and a front side flange and a rear side flange and a left side flange and a right side flange. The stepladder includes a conduit holder slot for holding tubing, pipe and conduit. The conduit holder slot extends along the entire length of the top and in the right side and the left side. The conduit holder slot has a cross-section in the ladder top which is non-symmetrical. The stepladder includes a front section. The stepladder includes a rear section. A method for cutting a tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Robert C. Tiber, Joseph C. Dangrow, Tracee A. Leonardson
  • Publication number: 20140332315
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the hunting stand system and apparatus disclosed herein solve this problem by providing support for a hunting weapon or other object. In an example embodiment, a single support device or apparatus can be used to attach to each of the three common widths. An example hunting stand support system and apparatus comprises a first bracket, a second bracket, a support device, and a fastener. In an example embodiment, the first bracket comprises a first notch and a second notch with the second notch configured to be wider than the first notch. The first notch is configured to fit a first rail size, the second notch is configured to fit a second rail size and the distance between the fastener is configured to fit a third rail size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Roy L. Moore
  • Patent number: 8881866
    Abstract: A self-rescue device that features an escape ladder, having one or more spaced steps, a base to hold the escape ladder in an open or closed position, a locking mechanism to keep the escape ladder in the open position, and a release mechanism to release the escape ladder from the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Diana Costello
  • Patent number: 8881868
    Abstract: A material support assembly (21) for use on an aerial lift work platform (12) surrounded by a safety barrier (17) with a kick plate (14) adjacent the platform (12), the assembly (21) having at least one leg (22 or 23) mounted on a foot (24) which rests on the platform (12), the leg and foot having a first coupling means (31) for securing the assembly (21) to the kick plate (14) on one side of the platform and a further coupling means (32) for engaging the kick plate (14) on the opposite side of the platform, the further coupling means (32) preferably being located at the end of an arm (25) extending away from the foot (24) and resting against the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bluesky Solutions Limited
    Inventor: Paul Cummings
  • Publication number: 20140326538
    Abstract: A removable step mountable to a rung ladder having first and second side rails. The step comprises a platform provided with first and second side supports at opposite ends thereof. The first support has a first stop member at a first end adapted to engage a first end of a rung, and abutment means projecting outwardly from a second end of the support to abut on a frontal face of the first side rail. Symmetrically, the second side support has a first stop member at a first end adapted to engage a second end of the rung, and abutment means projecting outwardly from a second end of said support to abut on a frontal face of the second side rail. The step is mountable to the ladder in a working position by engaging the stop members about the rung and causing the abutment means to abut on the front faces of the first and second side rails respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Abid Ali Najey