Wall- Or Floor-attached Patents (Class 182/82)
  • Patent number: 9732534
    Abstract: A fall protection guardrail system and method used for construction of multi-story wood-framed buildings, which comprises a support bracket comprised of an attachment member and a pole support, and further comprises a pole with integrated rail supports. For a framed wall that is lying in a horizontal position, the support bracket is easily attached to a framing member of the framed wall, and the pole is inserted into the pole support. Then the framed wall is moved into the vertical position and secured to other framing. When the floor or roof is placed atop the framed wall, rails are inserted into the rail supports and secured. When the building is finished, the guardrail support system is easily removed, disassembled, and reusable. In some embodiments, a scaffolding frame may be attached to the support bracket, and the pole inserted into the scaffolding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Darrell Allen, Gary Hardy
  • Patent number: 9476210
    Abstract: A self-climbing scaffold system that includes rails and shoes fixed to concrete sections of a building that are adapted for guiding the rail in a climbing direction Z. The system further includes a guide element pivotally coupled to the rail, the guide element having at least a first guide surface which, in a prior position before a threading position for threading the rail, projects with respect to the rail towards a corresponding concrete section. The first guide surface is adapted for interfacing with the shoe in said prior position and straightening the rail with respect to the shoe as said first guide surface moves in a guided manner in the shoe pivoting with respect to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ULMA CYE, S. COOP
    Inventors: Liborio Urzelai Ezkibel, Ander Egaña Urrutia
  • Patent number: 9102502
    Abstract: To provide a double-deck elevator characterized by the fact that by increasing the story height adjustment range in the direction in which the two cars approach each other, it is possible to increase the degree of building design freedom. Two up/down cars (6), (7) arranged in outer frame (5) are connected with each other by means of pantographic mechanisms (11) that can effect an expansion and contraction operation, and the two cars (6), (7) are driven to move towards each other or away from each other by means of pantographic mechanisms (11). The pantographic mechanisms (11) are arranged in the spaces between vertical beams (5a) and the two cars (6), (7) and each has a pivot point at the longitudinal central portion of vertical beams (5a) extending vertically in outer frame (5). Due to the pantographic mechanisms (11), the story height adjustment range in the direction in which the two cars (6), (7) approach each other is not restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamada, Yasuhiro Goto
  • Publication number: 20150129359
    Abstract: A self-climbing scaffold system that includes rails and shoes fixed to concrete sections of a building that are adapted for guiding the rail in a climbing direction Z. The system further includes a guide element pivotally coupled to the rail, the guide element having at least a first guide surface which, in a prior position before a threading position for threading the rail, projects with respect to the rail towards a corresponding concrete section. The first guide surface is adapted for interfacing with the shoe in said prior position and straightening the rail with respect to the shoe as said first guide surface moves in a guided manner in the shoe pivoting with respect to the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ULMA C y E, S. Coop
    Inventors: Liborio URZELAI EZKIBEL, Ander EGAÑA URRUTIA
  • Patent number: 9010488
    Abstract: A tether device includes a magnetic base; a pole having a first end attached to the magnetic base; and a connector or clip attached at a second end of the pole, for removably connecting the tethering device to a user. Also, a method for tethering a user to a hull of a vessel including the steps of providing a tether device having a magnetic base, a pole having a first end attached to the magnetic base, and a connector or clip attached at a second end of the pole; connecting the connector or clip to the user; and engaging the magnetic base with the hull of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Arnal, Timothy T. Broderick
  • Patent number: 8967333
    Abstract: A method for securing a pole for use of a pump jack system having the steps of pivoting a latch plate assembly about a first leg of a yoke member from an open position about the pole to a partially closed position about the pole. There is the step of sliding the assembly forward to a second leg of the member relative to the first leg into a fully closed position about the pole wherein a tab of the assembly is inserted into a yoke slot of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Brett A. Latimer, Robert D. Beggs
  • Patent number: 8893853
    Abstract: A mobile storage tank includes a wall, a platform secured to the wall, and a structure that provides ascending access to the platform. The structure is configured to transition between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Wichita Tank Manufacturing, Ltd.
    Inventor: Theron J. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20140339018
    Abstract: A system for substantially enclosing the periphery of a building top with a netting system which is easily and efficiently movable or reconfigurable during the building construction process comprises a lightweight netting system for extending above a completed work area or floor, a strong lightweight structural support system for the netting, wherein the structural support system is vertically adjustable via slidable engagement with brackets attached to the floors which are already completed, provides enhanced safety for workers and for pedestrians below by preventing passage of workers or debris through the netting and enhances efficiency of construction by providing an easily reconfigurable, inexpensive and lightweight system for providing such enhanced safety. The netting structure may be supported by a rigid panel structure which is slidably engaged with vertical support members. Stopper mechanisms may also be provided for retaining the vertical members and panels in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence Blinn
  • 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: 8863904
    Abstract: A lightweight, portable scaffold system has at least two support members which bear a platform. The support members have a Y-shaped base. Independently, adjustable legs attach to the arms of the Y and allow the support member to stand level on uneven ground. A support arm cantilevers from the stem of the Y. The support arm of each support member contacts a vertical surface and bears the platform. The scaffold structure is constructed of hollow stock to reduce its weight and can be dismantled and stored in a duffle bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: System Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Barry Schlecht
  • Patent number: 8800716
    Abstract: A stabbing basket, for a rig and for supporting a worker while stabbing joints of tubular members together during running operations, comprises a frame member for mounting the stabbing basket to the rig, a platform to support the worker, a carriage to slidably mount the platform to the frame member, vertical power means for moving the carriage vertically with respect to the frame member, an articulating boom, interconnecting the platform with the carriage, said articulating boom comprising a first segment and a second segment, and at least one pivoting actuator positioned between the first segment and the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Superior Rig Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Vince Morelli, Darcy Ludwing
  • Publication number: 20140216849
    Abstract: A walkway assembly for a paving machine is provided. The paving machine includes a centering plate attached to a stairway, and a coupling assembly which couples the centering plate to a main walkway of the walkway assembly. The coupling assembly includes a bracket assembly, a first member, and a second member. The first member includes a first end with a first slot and the second member includes a second end with a second slot. A first disc and a second disc are in contact with a first surface and a second surface of the centering plate, respectively. The first disc includes a first recess to fit a first fastener end of a first fastener, allowing the first disc to pivot. The second disc includes a second recess to fit a second fastener end of a second fastener, allowing the second disc to pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob R. Ellwein
  • Patent number: 8783633
    Abstract: A shelf bracket for a wall mount includes a connecting member including a main body secured to the wall mount and a support member coupled to the connecting member, the support member including a generally “L” shaped main body to support a shelf, wherein at least one of the connecting member and the support member has a generally “U” shape cross section with an open side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Truckor
  • Publication number: 20140175772
    Abstract: A platform system for an articulated machine is disclosed. The platform system can include a first platform which can be pivotally supported by a front frame of an articulated machine. The front frame of the articulated machine can be pivotally coupled to a rear frame of the articulated machine at an articulation joint. A second platform can be pivotally supported by the rear frame of the articulated machine. The second platform can include a first edge which can be positioned adjacent to a first edge of the first platform. Each of the first edge of the first platform and the first edge of the second frame platform can have a radial profile which can be aligned with a path of pivotal movement between the first platform and the second frame platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis D. Wetterich
  • Patent number: 8757321
    Abstract: An elongated pole having a tool mounted to one extremity, a hanger mounted medially and a handle device pivotally mounted to the opposite extremity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: SSA Terminals (Long Beach) LLC
    Inventor: Richard Wayne Patterson
  • Publication number: 20140151153
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for raising a self-jacking scaffold system including extending a jacking screw and jacking screw bracket axially upward, connecting a jacking screw bracket to an overhead tank bracket for a plurality of scaffold sections coupled to a jacking assembly, detaching a plurality of scaffold mounting brackets from a plurality of tank mounting brackets, raising the continuously coupled plurality of scaffold sections, and reattaching the plurality of scaffold mounting brackets to a plurality of tank mounting brackets. Noting the plurality of scaffold sections is continuously coupled proximate a circumference of a shell tank, the continuously coupled scaffold sections and tank mounting brackets provide stiffness to the tank shell to enable it to resist external loads and can be quickly moved and restored as required during tank construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY
    Inventors: Oliver Mork, Marty Tellalian, Don Horacek, Glenn Riley, Andy Edenburn, Stuart Hellier, Al Garza, Joseph Kucic
  • Patent number: 8714512
    Abstract: A climbing shoe (10) of a climbing formwork for fixing to a concreting section (14) of a building comprises a sliding shoe part (16) on which claws (50) are provided. At least one claw (50) is provided in a pivotal and/or telescopic manner on the sliding shoe part (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Peri GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Schwoerer
  • Patent number: 8708100
    Abstract: A rail-guided climbing system having climbing brackets (36, 38, 40) in which climbing rails (32, 34) are guided, rigidly fixed to a scaffolding unit (12). Each climbing bracket (32, 34) has a joint (52) arranged between a first climbing bracket (40) and a second climbing bracket (38). The free end of the climbing rail (32, 34) may be inserted into a climbing bracket (36, 40) rigidly fixed on the construction (16) and the angular position of adjacent climbing rail sections (48, 50) is adjusted via the joint (52) using an adjuster device (58, 68).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Peri GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Schwoerer
  • Publication number: 20140110192
    Abstract: An article storage facility includes an elevating scaffold capable of ascending/descending in a movement space across a withdrawal height that is set on an upper side and a plurality of working heights that are set in intermediate locations in the movement space in the vertical direction. A plurality of support bodies that support the elevating scaffold are provided in the vertical direction so as to respectively correspond to the plurality of working heights, and at least a support body other than the lowermost support body of the plurality of support bodies is configured to be movable to an acting position at which the support body protrudes toward the movement space so as to support the elevating scaffold and a withdrawal position at which the support body retracts toward the article storage shelf so as not to come into contact with the elevating scaffold moving up and down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8701827
    Abstract: A climbing screen support system comprising a support rail fixable to a surface adjacent an edge of a structure; a mounting arm slidably securable to the rail so as to confine movement of the mounting arm in a linear direction along the support rail; and a climbing shoe attachable to an end of the mounting arm, wherein the support system is configured such that the mounting arm may be securely mounted to the support rail remote from the edge of the structure and subsequently slideable along the support rail such that the climbing shoe protrudes from the edge of the structure by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Harsco Infrastructure Services Ltd
    Inventor: Mark Taylor
  • Patent number: 8695249
    Abstract: The external elevator/advertising board for buildings includes an elevator carriage riding on a track assembly on at least one side of a building. Each elevator carriage is defined by an elongate, open box frame having a control console mounted to a floor panel. A power assembly is operatively connected to the control console at the bottom of the elevator carriage. Operation of the console facilitates selective raising and lowering of the elevator carriage at select speeds along a side of the building to a select level for cleaning, maintenance, and emergency evacuation. A front panel of the box frame is disposed at an angle angled towards the ground. The front panel displays advertisements for maximum exposure to traffic around the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Khaled Jafar Al Hasan
  • Patent number: 8695759
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for safely lowering a user from a structure. The apparatus includes a user support component upon which the user is supported while being safely lowered from the structure. The apparatus includes a brake system that has two hydraulic brakes configured to apply first and second defined pressures on a brake pad against a track situated proximate the structure. The track is configured not to activate the first and second hydraulic brakes at an upper vertical section of the track to allow the apparatus to descend with a positive acceleration; activate only the first hydraulic brake at a middle vertical section of the track to allow the apparatus to descend with a substantially constant velocity; and activate only the second hydraulic brake at a lower vertical section of the track to allow the apparatus to descend with a negative acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph L. Michael
  • Patent number: 8662250
    Abstract: A mobile oilfield storage tank includes a front wall and a removable stair system coupled thereto. The stair system includes a platform suitable for use as a walkway and a platform extension operably associated therewith. The platform extension creates a continuous walkway between the platform and a platform of an adjacent mobile oilfield storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wichita Tank Manufacturing, Ltd.
    Inventor: Theron Jim Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8631903
    Abstract: A pump jack pole brace. The brace comprises a U-shaped yoke member having a first leg and a second leg. The brace includes a latch plate assembly having a first side slidably and pivotably attached to the first leg, and a second side having a tab which engages with the second leg to form a closed envelope with the yoke. A method for securing a pole for use of a pump jack system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Brett A. Latimer, Robert D. Beggs
  • Patent number: 8628050
    Abstract: A shelf bracket for a wall mount includes a connecting member including a main body secured to the wall mount and a support member coupled to the connecting member, the support member including a generally “L” shaped main body to support a shelf, wherein at least one of the connecting member and the support member has a generally “U” shape cross section with an open side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Truckor
  • Patent number: 8584801
    Abstract: The invention is a hoisting and placement system that also serves as a mobile land based complete crane system that is useful on a building under construction. The crane system can be installed on any floor that has been completed. As the height of the building of the building rises with upper floors that have been completed, the completed crane system can follow the upward work progress by virtue of its own construction. This construction includes a vertical tower mast system that can be attached to completed floors. The crane system can climb up or down on this tower mast system by using various mechanisms to engage one of the masts which form the tower mast system. The tower mast system can support various lengths loading platforms that can move into or out of a building floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Colonel August Baxter
  • Patent number: 8561759
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rescue arrangement for effecting a rapid descent from a higher level to a lower level. The rescue arrangement comprises guiding means which extend between the higher level and the lower level, as well as carrying means which are connectable to the guiding means for carrying a person or another object from the higher level to the lower level along the guiding means. Magnetic braking means, which comprise a series of permanent magnets, are located on the guiding means or the carrying means for slowing down the carrying means at least near the lower end of the guiding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Rapid Vertical Egress System Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Monks, Marlies Van Dullemen, Ingmar Christiaan Maurice, Marte Jeane Den Hollander
  • Patent number: 8540044
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for managing operations on a peripheral surface of a building. The system includes one or more cables wrapped around the peripheral surface of the building. Further, the system includes one or more wheeled devices capable of moving on the peripheral surface of the building. The one or more wheeled devices are operatively connected to the one or more cables. The one or more wheeled devices and the one or more cables are capable of moving on the peripheral surface of the building as an assembly. In addition, one or more instances of the assembly are operatively connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technology (KACST)
    Inventors: Mazen A. Ba-abbad, Fahad Hassan Saeed Almalki
  • Patent number: 8534420
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for safely lowering a user from a structure. The apparatus includes a ring structure configured to coaxially surround a pole structure including a spiraling inclined surface, wherein the ring structure includes a circular track; a brake mechanism having a first portion configured to travel along the spiraling inclined surface and a second portion configured to travel along the circular track when the apparatus is descending; and a user support assembly for supporting a user when the apparatus is descending, wherein the user support assembly is securely attached to the ring structure. The user support assembly includes a seat or net securely coupled to a vertically-adjustable member which is, in turn, coupled to a fixed member by way of a ratchet interface. The apparatus also includes a torque limiting mechanism configured to prevent or reduce axial rotation of the ring structure when the apparatus is descending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Ralph L. Michael
  • Patent number: 8511430
    Abstract: An improved ladder containment and lock device, comprising a left component, a right component, and a two piece bushing. There is a locking subassembly and a pair of coupling bolts, for coupling the components of the device. The two piece bushing has a passageway formed there through, with the passageway being angled relative to the right and left components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Mark F. Pelini
  • Patent number: 8505686
    Abstract: An apparatus for cranking a shackle of a pump jack. The apparatus includes a shaft which fits through the shackle. The apparatus includes an arm rotatably attached to the shaft The apparatus includes a handle for cranking the shaft. The handle having a locked state in which the handle is unable to rotate the shaft, and an unlocked state in which the handle is able to rotate the shaft. The handle attached to the arm. The apparatus includes a locking mechanism engaging the arm at a pivot point and the shaft, the locking mechanism placing the handle in the locked state or the unlocked state by moving the handle about the pivot point to a first position or a second position, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Parker
  • Patent number: 8499507
    Abstract: A swimming pool step assembly includes a plurality of steps which can be stacked in a vertical array including a top step, bottom step and, optionally one or more intermediate steps between the top step and the bottom step, each step having a top surface, a periphery, and a bottom, wherein the bottoms of at least the bottom step and the intermediate step(s) each include a recess configured to receive an adjacent higher step in the vertical array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Asia Connection LLC
    Inventors: Mitch Saccoccio, Jonathan Bonelli, Reza Afshar
  • Patent number: 8490827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a work platform assembly (5) for a container (1) with an adjustable work platform (6), which can be adjusted between a horizontal operational position and a rest position. The work platform (5) is configured and positioned such that in its rest position it extends completely within the external contours of the container assembly (1), and in its operational position it forms a horizontal platform. The invention also relates to a container assembly (1) with such a work platform assembly (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: WEW Westerwalder Eisenwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Pfau
  • Patent number: 8453794
    Abstract: An anchor assembly releasably securable to a structure with a receiving hole therethrough. The anchor assembly permits an object or person to be anchored to the structure and comprises a longitudinal member for placement through the receiving hole of the structure, first and second end portions, means to draw the first and second end portions into contact with the structure about the openings of the receiving hole with the longitudinal member positioned therethrough to secure the anchor assembly to the structure, and a visual indicator associated with at least one of the end portions. The end portions are larger in size than the openings of the receiving hole through the structure and the first and second end portions are received on opposite ends of said longitudinal member when the longitudinal member extends through the receiving hole. The visual indicator presents a visual signal identifying when the anchor assembly is secured to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Melic
  • Publication number: 20130098709
    Abstract: A plank (10) used to construct a platform such as a catwalk (C3, C4) extending about the exterior or interior of a building (B) includes first and second generally horizontal sections (12, 24). The second generally horizontal section of the plank extends from one side of the first section. During construction of the platform, the first section of one plank overlaps the second section of an adjacent plank. A third generally vertical section (52) of the plank extends generally perpendicularly from one side of the second section and includes lips (58, 60) at its inner and outer ends for attaching the plank to toe boards (40,44) to secure the plank to the frames. When installed, the planks extend from a side of the building. The resulting catwalk extends either in a straight line, or is curved, depending upon the amount of overlap the first and second sections of the respective planks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: THE GSI GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: The GSI Group, LLC
  • Patent number: 8413949
    Abstract: A climbing shoe (10) comprises a sliding shoe section (16) and wall shoe section (18). The sliding shoe section (16) is designed so that it can guide and hold a climbing rail. The wall shoe section (18) is connected to the sliding shoe section (16) in an articulated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Peri GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Schwoerer
  • Patent number: 8414367
    Abstract: A window mounted air conditioning unit safety net that protects a window mounted air conditioning unit from falling from a window opening during installation, operation and removal thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph Stephen Virag, Douglas Birney Patrick
  • Patent number: 8336674
    Abstract: A device for a guide rail (1) for a scaffold (2), in which the guide rail (1) is connected to a building (4), and wherein the guide rail (1) is movable between an inactive, stowed away position and an active position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Jan Martin Kleppe, Havard Aurdal
  • Patent number: 8316992
    Abstract: An anchoring system for securing a scaffold to a building includes a connection member configured to attach to a scaffold component and an anchor member. The anchor member includes a base configured to attach to at least one structural component of a building and a coupling fixedly connected to the base. The coupling is configured to receive a connection member to rigidly join the connection member to the anchor member, and thus, the scaffold to a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Logan Wade Archer
  • Patent number: 8297405
    Abstract: A stabbing basket, for a rig and for supporting a worker while stabbing joints of tubular members together during running operations, comprises a frame member for mounting the stabbing basket to the rig, a platform to support the worker, a carriage to slidably mount the platform to the frame member, vertical power means for moving the carriage vertically with respect to the frame member, an articulating boom, interconnecting the platform with the carriage, said articulating boom comprising a first segment and a second segment, and at least one pivoting actuator positioned between the first segment and the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Superior Rig Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Vince Morelli, Darcy Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20120247870
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a perimetric protection system for buildings undergoing construction including at least two masts (1) spaced from one another and each formed by two vertical U-profiles (1); a horizontal platform (3) supported on at least two horizontal beams (300) attached to the masts by means of first attachment elements or anchors (130). The system further comprises: at least two inclined beams (100) parallel to one another, which are attached: to the masts (1) by means of at least two second attachment elements (110) forming a first angle (?); to the horizontal beams (300) by means of at least two third attachment elements (310) forming a second angle (?); and, the at least two inclined beams (100) having a free end (100a) in the third attachment elements (310), such that their height is greater than the height of the horizontal platform (2); an inclined protective panel (120) attached to said at least two inclined beams (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Eneko ITURBE BERISTAIN
  • Publication number: 20120241253
    Abstract: A safety support structure for use in grain storage bins comprising vertical and horizontal parts, which can be connected to provide a scaffold sufficient to support one or more persons. This safety support structure can be used to prevent a person from becoming trapped in the grain contained within the bin as well as to provide a stable place for a person to work within the bin. The present safety support structure can be freestanding so as not to interfere with any operations above the structure, and also have the ability to be raised off the grain bin floor in order to facilitate removal of grain from the floor with a sweep auger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Donald L. Poore
  • Patent number: 8245816
    Abstract: This system includes support pieces (1, 1a) intended to be permanently fixed to the structure of the construction, interchangeable supports (30) fitted with a fixing device (4) for attachment to any of the support pieces (1, 1a) and with means of attachment for safety devices or load-bearing devices, intermediate supports (5, 14, 18) that can be coupled to the interchangeable supports and safety elements that can be coupled to the intermediate supports and/or the interchangeable supports. These protective elements include: head pieces (6) of lifelines, modular masts, angled brackets for attaching safety nets (9), protective canopies, safety guard masts (15), telescopic baseboards (16), extendible railings (17) and auxiliary railings (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Jose Ramon Guinart Pallares
  • Patent number: 8240710
    Abstract: A removable handrail system for recreational vehicles and similar vehicles is herein disclosed, located and installed along side steps of said vehicles and used to access the door or other similar location. It is intended for use on motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, truck campers and virtually any vehicle which utilizes one (1) or more steps for access and comprises a hitch-like receiver assembly that mounts on the side of the step assembly directly underneath the door or upper platform. The handrail slides into the receiver and is secured via a locking bolt. The handrail is adjustable to compensate for varying grades. When fully installed, the device is supported at two (2) points and forms a very stable handrail for entering and exiting the vehicle. It is quickly installed and removed with a minimum of tools and can be stored in a narrow storage compartment when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: James L. Rawls
  • Patent number: 8235174
    Abstract: A jack plate ladder comprises a jack plate mount having a ladder groove, a pair of threaded ladder mount bolt holes, and a pair of threaded plate mounting holes. A ladder containment piece is coupled by a plurality of ladder mount bolts to the jack plate mount and forms a generally rectilinear ladder aperture there through the jack plate mount. A ladder has a central shaft and a pair of steps, the ladder being contained with the ladder aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Mark F. Pelini
  • Patent number: 8196705
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a suspended scaffolding apparatus mountable on wall for supporting a scaffold platform. The scaffolding apparatus includes at least attachment brackets, at least two vertical frame members, at least two support brackets, one or more braces and at least two detachable railing posts. The vertical frame members and associated support brackets may be selectively attached and detached from the attachment brackets which remain mounted on the top surface of the wall. The scaffolding apparatus can thus be conveniently installed at any time to permit work on the roof of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Jejina
  • Publication number: 20120125713
    Abstract: A mobile oilfield storage tank includes a front wall and a removable stair system coupled thereto. The stair system includes a platform suitable for use as a walkway and a platform extension operably associated therewith. The platform extension creates a continuous walkway between the platform and a platform of an adjacent mobile oilfield storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Theron J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8181742
    Abstract: A safety jack plate, which is a plate assembly that can be used in conjunction with standard pump jacks with standard scaffolding is used by contractors. Each safety jack plate includes a flat plate, a pair of end pieces attached to the flat plate, a pair of cutouts on each end piece so that each end piece can be mounted over the rails of a jack, and ridged surface on the flat plate and each of the end pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas F. Ranese, Jack Leahy
  • Patent number: 8172499
    Abstract: A portable raise climbing system is provided that comprises a starter box for interfacing with an existing raise climb track, a raise climber that is deployed by the system onto the existing track for normal raise excavation operations, and a transporter. The transporter is configured to carry the raise climber from site to site by interfacing with moving equipment. The moving equipment preferably includes a front hydraulic quick connect/disconnect lift system, e.g. front-end loader, forklift, plough, scooptram, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: J.S. Redpath Limited
    Inventor: Randy E. Grenon
  • Patent number: 8132792
    Abstract: A guard rail support and assembly is disclosed for use in providing a safe work area for workmen working at dangerous heights, particularly in the construction industry. The guard rail support assembly comprises a plurality of guard rail supports arranged in a spaced fashion and wooden guard rails extending between and attached on either end to each support. Each guard rail support comprises an attachment base having quick fastening means for quick attachment and release of the support to a ground surface of the site under construction, a plurality of rail supports having quick fastening means for quick attachment and release of the wooden guard rails and a fall-protection or tarp tie-off ring. Advantageously, a portable and lightweight guard rail assembly may be constructed with the guard rail supports in an expedient and efficient manner to provide safe, unobstructive protection against falls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Safety In A Second Ltd.
    Inventor: Kevin Perris