Article Includes Elongated Portion Patents (Class 211/60.1)
  • Patent number: 10286852
    Abstract: The invention is a captive weapon rack object that is intended to secure any shoulder fired weapon from moving or being moved. The object captures each end of the weapon and constricts itself assuring that the weapon is secured. The captive weapon rack constricts the ends of the weapon with tension that is created by a retracting mechanism. At least one of the captivating ends is oblong to prevent the weapon from rotating while in the captive weapon rack. A locking device prevents the captive weapon rack from extending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Keith Aaron Bradley
  • Patent number: 10239587
    Abstract: A buoy storage system for storing buoys on a boat includes a plurality of buoys that is each employed on a boat. A plurality of baskets is provided and each of the baskets is mounted on a deck of the boat such that each of the baskets is accessible to a user. Each of the buoys is removably positioned in an associated one of the baskets for storage and each of the buoys is vertically oriented in the associated basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Corman
  • Patent number: 10137561
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a housing, a tool and a tool holding portion. The tool includes a main body in which a holding hole is formed, and a pinching portion. The tool holding portion includes a holding main body, a rotation regulating portion and a protrusion protruding on an opposite side from a side of the rotation regulating portion with the holding main body interposed therebetween. The protrusion is formed to face an opposite side from a side of the pinching portion with the holding hole interposed therebetween in the main body in an insertion direction in the holding state, and comes into contact with the main body in a state in which the pinching portion is positioned in a pulling direction compared to a position of the main body from the holding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawada, Yuki Komiya
  • Patent number: 10018444
    Abstract: A bow holder apparatus for supporting a bow and making the bow readily available for immediate use. The bow holder apparatus includes a support assembly including a bar having a main portion and opposed end portions; and a clamping assembly including a pair of levers pivotably coupled to the bar and engagably biased with the end portions of the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: John Brian Nielson
  • Patent number: 9956679
    Abstract: An open fire cooking utensil attachment configured to be attached to a handle for easy attaching and removal. The utensil is made of wire or similar material to a handle that can vary in diameter and length. The open fire cooking utensil device affords a utensil that generally requires a long handle, the ability to be easily attached and removed from the handle so that it is easy to store, carry, and clean. The open fire cooking utensil attaches to a handle of various diameters and lengths to fit the specific needs of the user and the handle materials available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Dale Langhammer
  • Patent number: 9771093
    Abstract: A folding wagon having a basket within which to carry articles and/or small children and a collapsible frame to enable the wagon to be folded between an expanded open configuration at which the basket is outstretched and a compact closed configuration at which the basket is collapsed. The wagon also has pairs of front and rear wheels that are spaced outwardly from the front and rear of the wagon so as to lie ahead of and behind the basket. A handle is connected to the top of the basket at the front of the wagon. When the wagon is folded to its compact closed configuration, the pairs of front and rear wheels are positioned in axial alignment to facilitate transport and/or storage. With the wagon folded, the axially-aligned pairs of wheels and the handle form a stand for supporting the wagon in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Horowitz
  • Patent number: 9765537
    Abstract: A suspended scaffold assembly for mounting a scaffold. The suspended scaffold assembly comprises a plurality of horizontally-spaced-apart vertical support members comprising a suspension cable with at least one coupling ring secured thereto and at least one horizontal member. Each one of the at least one horizontal member is removably connectable to a respective one of the at least one coupling ring of two spaced-apart ones of the plurality of vertical support members. A vertical support member for a suspended scaffold assembly, a kit for mounting a suspended scaffold assembly and a method for mounting same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: 9020-4983 Quebec Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Miousse, Luc Beland
  • Patent number: 9763515
    Abstract: A modular wine rack storage apparatus mounted to a wall and designed to secure a plurality of interchangeable bottle support arms is provided. The wine rack storage apparatus includes a mounting C-bracket detachably coupled to studs of the wall possessing elongated adjustment holes top and bottom. The C-brackets support a horizontal main wall connector which in turn supports a series of wine bottle support arms, connected metal bottle support arms configured to accept the shape of wine bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Brian J. Fratilla, Laura F. Fratilla
  • Patent number: 9695591
    Abstract: A beam is an H-shaped steel having flange parts above and under a web part. A through hole is formed on web part to let pipes and the like pass through. A ring beam reinforcing metallic material is disposed through hole. A beam reinforcing metallic material is disposed along the upper and lower flange parts at positions away from the through hole. The beam reinforcing metallic material on the front surface of the web part (opposite side of a flange of the ring beam reinforcing metallic material). The beam reinforcing metallic material in a direction in which a counter-flange surface of the beam reinforcing metallic material faces the flange part. A contacting surface is in contact with web part and is fixed to the web part with a welded section. At this time, the welded section is formed up to the height to which an angle varying part is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SENQCIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisatomo Mochizuki, Takuya Aoki, Hidenori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9656759
    Abstract: A collapsible securing system for securing medical oxygen cylinders for passenger seats including: (i) a base configured such as to be positioned on the passenger seat; (ii) an intermediate securing structure for oxygen cylinders connected to the base by three legs; (iii) a gripping structure, connected to the intermediate securing structure by at least one pivot in common with the intermediate securing structure, and (iv) a fitting system comprising the seatbelt and two straps secured from one end the gripping structure and from the other end thereof to the fitting of the seatbelt to the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space S.A.
    Inventors: Jose Luis De La Fuente Carnero, Victor Julian Sanchez Barreda
  • Patent number: 9585476
    Abstract: A linear actuator to provide the moving force for adjustable furniture, such as beds, chairs or tables. The linear actuator includes a drive assembly, rigid arm, and linkage assembly. The rigid arm includes a pusher block with one or more attachment means where the linkage assembly is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph T. Swisher, Joseph T. Pettigrew
  • Patent number: 9545634
    Abstract: A sample tube holder assembly may include a base comprising a base cavity defined therein. The sample tube holder assembly may include at least one first engagement member disposed within the base cavity and a plurality of sample tube holder racks configured to be received within the base cavity, at least one of the sample tube holder racks comprising at least one second engagement member, wherein each of the plurality of sample tube holder racks further comprises at least one sample tube cavity configured to receive a respective sample tube therein. The first and second engagement members may be configured to engage with one another when the plurality of sample tube holder racks are positioned within the base cavity such that the sample tube holder racks are offset at a different depth from one another within the base cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: TriPath Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: William Alan Fox
  • Patent number: 9440710
    Abstract: A rope stopper system for a fiber rope (30) is described, where a rope stopper (10) is placed on a deck of an anchor handling vessel (50) or the like, and is arranged to grip and secure the fiber rope (30), that runs through the rope stopper (10). The rope stopper (10) comprises a frame (12) equipped with at several rotary stopper elements (14), where the stopper elements (14) are arranged in an opening (16) in the frame (12), said opening (16) being a through-running opening to receive the fiber rope (30), and where the stopper elements (14) are placed radially in the opening, and about the through-running fiber rope (30), arranged to lock the fiber rope (30), and the rope stopper (10) is equipped with a back support (22), in where the back support (22) is designed with an arched back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: André Liavåg Larsen, Guillaume Peigne
  • Patent number: 9371178
    Abstract: A transportation and storage system for a wind turbine rotor blade comprises a tip end frame assembly comprising a tip end receptacle and a tip end frame. The tip end receptacle comprises an upwardly open tip end-receiving space for receiving a portion of the tip end of the blade and having a supporting surface for supporting the blade, a lower surface allowing the tip end receptacle to rest upright on a substantially horizontal surface, such as the ground, and releasable retaining means for releasably retaining the tip end of the blade in the receiving space of the tip end receptacle. The tip end frame comprises an upwardly open receptacle-receiving space for receiving the receptacle and provided with positioning means for positioning the receptacle in the tip end frame. A base part defines a bottom surface allowing the tip end frame to rest upright on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: LM GLASFIBER A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 9193428
    Abstract: Oar carriers and methods of carrying oars, for example, rowing blades or sculls used by competitive rowing crews. The oar carriers include a panel, through holes in the panel sized to receive a shaft of an oar, and slots in a peripheral surface of the panel providing open access to the through holes to allow transfer of the shaft to the through hole. The slots may have a minimum width less than the diameter of the shaft of an oar, where the slot is made of a resilient material adapted to deflect and allow the diameter of the shaft to transfer to the through hole. One or more handles may be provided to the carrier. Methods of using the oar carrier and arrangements of oars and oar carriers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy M. Reed, Timothy S. Reed
  • Patent number: 9137981
    Abstract: A fishing rod cavity. A top is joined to a bottom by a plurality of columns. An upper end of each column is frictionally disposed within a top cavity; a lower end of each column is frictionally disposed within a bottom cavity. A column cavity sized to admit a fishing rod handle is disposed at an upper end of each column, to hold the fishing rod for rinsing after salt water use. Drains through the bottom allow rinse water to escape out of a cavity in the fishing rod caddy, and also reduce the fishing rod caddy's weight. Alternate embodiments provide slots sized to admit, store, and transport tackle box trays, and a cavity sized to admit a standard bucket. The fishing rod caddy is made of nylon, plastic, or synthetic material to reduce water absorption and help prevent mold growth on the fishing rod caddy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Jack R. Groves, Jr., Nadine M. Groves
  • Patent number: 9131786
    Abstract: An article mount upon which article carrying hangers are supported in a display state. The hangers and mount assembly are configured so that the hangers in the display state cannot be moved together to be separated from the article mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Publication number: 20150122755
    Abstract: Described is a rust-preventing support for a metal can having a base with a flat upper surface and a flange extending vertically from the perimeter of the base. The base is able to be secured around the bottom of a metal can such that the inner surface of the flange fits tightly around the outer surface of the metal can. In this way, the rust-preventing support prevents exposure of the bottom of the metal can to liquid pooled on a surface. The base further includes a holding structure that can be removably attached to a tube disposed on the outer surface of the flange. The holding structure has an elongated post with a loop at an upper end that is suited for storage of a razor or similar item therein. Overall, the present invention provides a device that prevents a metal can from developing rust on its bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Abel McGee
  • Publication number: 20150068992
    Abstract: An adjustment device for a cable management arm includes a first support member, a second support member, and a positioning member. The first support member has a plurality of holes. The second support member is movably connected to the first support member and has a through hole. The positioning member is fixed to the second support member and has a positioning portion and a resilient section connected to the positioning portion. When in use, the positioning portion partially extends through the through hole, selectively extends through one of the holes, and then is positioned by a force of the resilient section, such that the extension-length of the second support member relative to the first support member is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicants: KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, SHUN-HO YANG, CHIEN-LI HUANG, YAO-TSUNG CHEN, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Patent number: 8973767
    Abstract: A sturdy, wall mounted indoor firewood rack which includes a detachable tray capable of catching and retaining dirt, wood chips, residue, snow, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stearns, David S Trandal
  • Patent number: 8960612
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from a non-metallic polymer that will not rust or corrode. The cable rack arm is adapted for mounting to existing underground stanchions or for stanchions of a more modern design. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to the stanchion. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable rests or saddles molded atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Plastic cable ties may be used to secure the cables to the cable rack arms. Nonmetallic pins may also be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. The stanchions may be made of nonmetallic composite material that includes a fiberglass cross-layered knitted apertured mat for increased strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8955697
    Abstract: A firearm magazine storage rack for holding firearm magazines is shown. The rack includes a housing having a back wall with a top edge, a bottom edge, opposing side edges and a bottom wall extending perpendicularly from the bottom edge. A plurality of bottom engagement assemblies extend from the back wall positioned proximate the top edge and a plurality of top engagement assemblies extend from the back wall positioned proximate the bottom edge. Each of the plurality of top engagement assemblies is positioned above a corresponding one of the plurality of bottom engagement assemblies with a space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Spilotro
  • Patent number: 8915381
    Abstract: A vertical roll wrap tray kit of the present invention includes at least one product tray, a plurality of spacer clips, a plurality of wire dividers and a plurality of push clips. The product tray can be attached to various types of retail display units. The product tray contains two slot walls which are sized to accommodate insertion of the wire dividers. The dividers are used to divide the tray into segments or compartments in which the roll wrap material is stored and displayed in a vertical arrangement. The width of the rows or compartments can be varied based on the diameter of the roll wrap product. Spacer clips are used to hold two adjacent dividers into place. The tray is angled slightly in a backwards direction to avoid accidental removal of the vertical roll wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Emory Brozak, Anthony Santarelli
  • Publication number: 20140353266
    Abstract: A transportation and storage system for a wind turbine rotor blade comprises a tip end frame assembly comprising a tip end receptacle and a tip end frame. The tip end receptacle comprises an upwardly open tip end-receiving space for receiving a portion of the tip end of the blade and having a supporting surface for supporting the blade, a lower surface allowing the tip end receptacle to rest upright on a substantially horizontal surface, such as the ground, and releasable retaining means for releasably retaining the tip end of the blade in the receiving space of the tip end receptacle. The tip end frame comprises an upwardly open receptacle-receiving space for receiving the receptacle and provided with positioning means for positioning the receptacle in the tip end frame. A base part defines a bottom surface allowing the tip end frame to rest upright on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Henrik Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 8887908
    Abstract: One embodiment of a golf bag base that securely seats the multi-sized grip ends of golf clubs within a golf bag for storage. The base is located at the bottom interior of a golf bag and has upon it a plurality of shaped partitions. Each partition is wider at its bottom end and extends upwardly and inwardly at an angle to terminate at a narrower apex end. The partitions define volumes of space between each set of adjacent partitions that are sized for both narrow and wide diameter golf club grip ends. The surfaces of the partitions frictionally secure and release the grip ends of the golf clubs with a simple twist by the user. The apex end of each partition has a rigidly flexible deflecting tip that helps to guide a golf club grip end to an adjacent available empty space within the storage base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Sugarek, Alan Sugarek
  • Patent number: 8876068
    Abstract: Conduit spacers useful in preparing duct banks with reduced electromagnetic fields (EMF) are disclosed. The conduit spacers are designed to maximize phase cancellation of EMF from a closely-spaced series of electric power cables placed in conduits supported underground by the conduit spacers. The spacers are also designed to minimize the EMF above ground by reducing the distance needed to bury the cables for a given EMF above ground. In one embodiment, the spacers place conduits adjacent one another for maximum cancellation of a single three-phase cable installation. In another embodiment, the spacers place conduits adjacent one another for maximum cancellation for a dual three-phase cable installation, including cross-phase cancellation, e.g., A-B-C and C-B-A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P McCoy
  • Patent number: 8869996
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of holders for the storage of hair care appliances and similar articles wherein the hair care appliances are stored (held) for immediate use. A thermal barrier clip for use with flat irons is also disclosed for use with the holder so as to improve safety and increase the lifespan of the flat iron. A hair dryer hook is also disclosed which allows for storage of a hair dryer with a diffuser attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Christenson
  • Patent number: 8851304
    Abstract: A hair iron holder is configured to provide protection from incidental contact to users while holding a heated iron. A barrel for detaining irons may include a side wall with vent holes to dissipate heat. The holder may also prevent damage to hair irons as they are inserted into the holder. An open end of the barrel may include a rounded flange preventing scratching of irons during insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Michael Alexander
  • Patent number: 8827075
    Abstract: A syringe holder body holds syringes in apertures passing through the rectangular body due to the action of a pliable layer within the holder body. The holder body may be transported between base units which have track bodies which hold the body locked in place when it is inserted therein. Latches and track arms provide more secure locking into place. Projecting from the bottom of the flat syringe holder body are syringe guards which protect the bottom end of the syringes and their needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: David Edward Seiwell
  • Patent number: 8820546
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a dental mount for receiving and retaining a plurality of different dental ceramic blocks used in dental restoration treatments, wherein the dental mount comprises a substantially flat front face having a plurality of dental ceramic block receiving holes located thereon; each of the dental ceramic block receiving holes being dimensioned to form a retaining fit with any one of the different dental ceramic blocks. The advantage of providing a dental mount with dedicated holes for retaining any one of the dental ceramic blocks is that the dental mount can be used to comparatively present all the different types of dental ceramic blocks next to one another in an organized and graded manner so that a dentist may make quick and accurate comparisons between the different types of dental ceramic blocks. Furthermore, the dentist can quickly assess their stock levels by glancing at the dental mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Gate Dental Services Limited
    Inventor: Paul Moore
  • Patent number: 8807612
    Abstract: A transport device for securing elongated items during transport and storage has the new feature that the set of profiled beams includes at least three profiled beams, namely a first, a second and a third profiled beam, the profiled beams being built upon each other layer by layer and connected to each other in respective layers. Each layer of pipes or items is surrounded by two profiled beams which are fixed to each other by a joining arrangement. Thus, each layer is individually fixed, and only the uppermost layer in a packet of longitudinal items is loose during packing and unpacking. Advantageously, the profiled beams are removed one by one from the top of a packet with the longitudinal items, and the weight of the single parts handled never becomes greater than the weight of one profiled beam with joining arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Global Gravity ApS
    Inventor: Kenneth Sandal Hagelskjaer
  • Patent number: 8777021
    Abstract: An archery equipment holding assembly including an assembly base; an arrow support frame carried by the assembly base, the arrow support frame disposed within an arrow support frame plane; at least one arrow rest assembly carried by the arrow support frame; a bow support frame carried by the assembly base, the bow support frame disposed within a bow support frame plane, the bow support frame plane disposed in generally perpendicular relationship to the arrow support frame plane and bisecting the arrow support frame plane into approximately equal halves; and a bow rest assembly carried by the bow support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon Smith
  • Patent number: 8757399
    Abstract: A carrier unit for a plurality of fishing rods has a base from which first and second spaced apart legs project. First and second clip elements attach to and project from the first and second legs respectively. Each clip has a holding slot with an open end, for receiving and detachably retaining at least one of a handle portion and a rod portion of a rod assembly. The clip elements are mountable on the respective legs in approximate alignment with each other. The legs may comprise parts of first and second leg frames projecting from the base in the form of an A-frame and carrying four or more clip elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Wolfbauer
  • Publication number: 20140166601
    Abstract: A cantilever carousel system for efficiently storing multiple print cylinders while providing a common access point for loading and unloading the print cylinders. The cantilever carousel system generally includes an external frame structure defining an internal cavity and a shell connected to the external frame structure to surround the cavity, wherein the shell includes at least one access opening extending therethrough. An internal frame structure is positioned within the cavity and a vertically oriented carousel is supported by the internal frame structure. A drive assembly is mechanically connected to the carousel, wherein the drive assembly circulates the carousel and a plurality of cantilever mandrels are supported by the carousel and circulate with the carousel. A plurality of print cylinders are removably received by the plurality of cantilever mandrels through the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Vidir Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Peters, Phillip G. Forster, Stanley K. Plett
  • Patent number: 8733560
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from reinforced non-metallic polymers that will not rust or corrode. A cable rack arm up to thirty inches long may be compression molded with long glass fibers in a polyester or vinylester matrix. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to a non-metallic stanchion that may be made from a reinforced, pultruded composite material. Nonmetallic pins may be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable saddles that are snap-fit atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Each saddle may include elastomeric dampening material to reduce shock and vibration in the mechanical and electrical environment in underground tunnels, vaults and manholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Publication number: 20140124464
    Abstract: Described herein is an improved rack for efficient and safe storage and transport of cylindrical or near cylindrical product. The rack may be rectangular or square in shape and consist of a base with uprights, which may form the base rails on the sides of the rack, and side end rails. The base includes openings at predetermined intervals on its short sides and on its long sides to accept tines from a fork lift. The base further includes stringers and ribs. The stringers support cradles having two L-shaped sections which extend the length of the cradle. The base of the cradle includes teeth that engage with one or more ribs to allow the cradle to selectively lock into a predetermined position in the rack. The cradle base portion includes a cradle upper portion which may define product support sections. The product support sections are designed to support a cylindrical or near cylindrical product such as drive shaft tubes or tie rods for vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DANA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Nijakowski, Michael Staudinger
  • Patent number: 8679065
    Abstract: An exemplary line holder comprises a sheet having creases that extend between opposing sides and define a plurality of panels. The creases are foldable in alternating opposite directions such that the sheet is foldable along the creases between an open configuration and a pleated configuration. The line holder further comprises aligned groups of holes that are arranged along a direction substantially transverse to the creases, with each aligned group of holes comprising one hole in each of the panels. The line holder further comprises slots, each connecting a pair of the holes and intersecting one of the creases. When the sheet is in the pleated configuration, each aligned group of holes forms a corridor through the panels, and the slots are aligned to form pathways extending from the intersected creases to the corridors, such that medical lines can be inserted into the corridors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Design Solutions Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Schuman, Earl Schuman, Joseph Edward Okies, Kathryn V. Schach, Edward Harber, Nathan Demarest, Samuel E. Bowman, Adriana Lyn Focke
  • Patent number: 8662463
    Abstract: A temporary bracket includes a mounting bracket, an absorbing dish, and a placing member. The mounting bracket includes a mounting body. A mounting opening is defined in the mounting body. The mounting opening includes a wide part and a narrow part communicating with the wide part. The absorbing dish includes a suction cup for sucking a surface, a neck portion extending from the suction cup, and a securing portion extending from the neck portion. The neck portion is disposed in the narrow part. The securing portion is used for extending into the wide part and moves to the narrow part to enable the neck portion to be disposed in the narrow part. The placing member is secured to the mounting bracket for supporting an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Chuan-Kai Chang, Tsung-Te Tai
  • Patent number: 8631949
    Abstract: A tubulars storage device for storing a plurality of tubulars which has a slot forming a path of displacement for tubulars allowing to place tubulars at respective storage positions distributed along the slot as well as removal of said tubulars from the slot. The device includes a rotary latch members shaft, which is mounted substantially parallel to the slot, and a drive connected to the rotary latch members shaft, said drive being adapted to effect controlled angular rotation of the latch members shaft. A plurality of latch members are mounted on the latch members shaft so as to rotate with the latch members shaft and are arranged at spaced apart locations along the latch members shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Itrec B.V.
    Inventors: Joop Roodenburg, Michal Horak, Harmen Kromdijk
  • Patent number: 8616505
    Abstract: An articulated article holder comprises an attachment base, configured to be attached to a support structure or to a component of a vehicle. A holding member is configured to receive and hold an article therein, the holding member being coupled to the attachment base and including two generally upright arms which collectively define a containment area therebetween. At least one of the upright arms includes an articulated joint formed or integrated therein to allow at least one segment of the arm to move between at least two differing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: All Rite Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Gates, Stacey Gates, Jason Tubbs
  • Patent number: 8596590
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from a non-metallic polymer that will not rust or corrode. The cable rack arm is adapted for mounting to existing underground stanchions or for stanchions of a more modern design. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to the stanchion. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable rests or saddles molded atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Plastic cable ties may be used to secure the cables to the cable rack arms. Nonmetallic pins may also be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. The stanchions may be made of nonmetallic composite material that includes a fiberglass cross-layered knitted apertured mat for increased strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8567734
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from a non-metallic polymer that will not rust or corrode. The cable rack arm is adapted for mounting to existing underground stanchions or for stanchions of a more modern design. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to the stanchion. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable rests or saddles molded atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Plastic cable ties may be used to secure the cables to the cable rack arms. Nonmetallic pins may also be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. The stanchions may be made of nonmetallic composite material that includes a fiberglass cross-layered knitted apertured mat for increased strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8567617
    Abstract: A wine glass and bottle holder support system for displaying, holding and transporting a wine bottle and accompanying glasses in a variety of configurations through the use of different types of attachments. The wine glass and bottle holder support system generally includes a lower opening, wherein the lower opening and the upper opening are substantially concentric and including at least one support member connecting the upper support structure to the lower support structure, wherein the support member includes an upper end and a lower end. An attachment member extends from the lower support structure to which various attachments may be secured for allowing support of the wine bottle and glasses in various locations which may not include a steady surface such as a table. Exemplary types of attachments which may be utilized include a pedestal, a pronged ground extension, a stake or a disc attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: John T. Tapager
  • Publication number: 20130272836
    Abstract: A pipeline pig support rack apparatus includes a frame having a plurality of supports mounted thereon, each extending upwardly from the frame. Each pipeline pig support includes clamps that are comprised of first and second u-shaped members that are attached with a hinge. A bolted connection opposite the hinge is provided for holding the u-shaped members together in a closed position when securing a pipeline pig. Lifting eyes on the frame are provided for enabling the frame, its pig supports and any contained pipeline pigs to be lifted as a unit. A basket receptacle optionally is provided that receives the frame. The frame and basket receptacle are each independently liftable. The basket receptacle prevents spillage of hazardous materials that might be residing upon the pigs after they have been used to clean a particular pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: INTEGRIS RENTALS, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Pierre L. OLIVIER
  • Patent number: 8550259
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from reinforced non-metallic polymers that will not rust or corrode. A cable rack arm up to thirty inches long may be compression molded with long glass fibers in a polyester or vinylester matrix. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to a non-metallic stanchion that may be made from a reinforced, pultruded composite material. Nonmetallic pins may be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable saddles that are snap-fit atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Each saddle may include elastomeric dampening material to reduce shock and vibration in the mechanical and electrical environment in underground tunnels, vaults and manholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Publication number: 20130248470
    Abstract: An item organizer includes at least two sleeves, preferably constructed of a flexible material and joined at a central hub or axis. The sleeves are attached to the central hub at a central location. In one preferred embodiment, the item organizer includes three sleeves. In other preferred embodiments, two, four, five, or even more sleeves may be connected to the central hub. The sleeves may be permanently or reversibly attached to the central hub. The item organizer includes a single attachment location for the sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Alicia Klein
  • Patent number: 8540476
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a system for storing and/or transporting platforms of pipette tips. The system includes packaging in which a stacked tower of platforms may be transported. Embodiments of the present invention further include a loader for transferring platforms from the packaging to a rack for holding pipette tip platforms. The loader transfers the platforms by accessing the uppermost platform in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Labcon, North America
    Inventor: Thomas Moulton
  • Patent number: 8523122
    Abstract: A display apparatus for portable electronic device including a base, a plurality of mounting sleeves, a plurality of mounting posts, a plurality of mounting brackets, and a power supply unit. The base has a lockable panel that conceals an interior space at least partially defined by the base. The mounting sleeves are coupled to the base. The mounting posts are lockingly engaged with the mounting sleeves in the interior space at least partially defined by the base. The mounting brackets are secured to the mounting posts, each of the mounting brackets fixedly retaining a respective portable electronic device of a plurality of portable electronic devices so that the respective portable electronic device is rigidly secured relative to the base. The power supply unit is concealed and has a plurality of power ports shaped to receive automotive accessory power plugs from the portable electronic devices fixedly retained in the mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake M. Johnson, Joseph H. Bowser
  • Publication number: 20130220955
    Abstract: A line pipe tray for supporting a line pipe is provided, the line pipe tray having parallel outer sidewalls operatively coupled to parallel outer end walls, parallel inner side walls operatively coupled to the inner end walls sidewalls and a planar bottom surface extending the inner sidewalls and end walls to form a basin. The tray can further include pipe saddles on the top edges of the end walls and sidewalls. The tray can further include a pour lip on the end wall pipe saddles, and a recess on the end walls for receiving a pail or fluid container. Lifting handles cut through the end walls can further include a tab for hooking onto a pail or fluid container to keep it from slipping away when the tray is lifted and tilted to pour fluids from the basin into the pail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: KATCH KAN HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventors: Quinn A. J. Holtby, Dallas Laird Greenwood
  • Patent number: 8517186
    Abstract: A cable rack arm and support system suitable for underground power and communication service is made from reinforced non-metallic polymers that will not rust or corrode. A cable rack arm up to thirty inches long may be compression molded with long glass fibers in a polyester or vinylester matrix. Each cable rack arm is securely mounted to a non-metallic stanchion that may be made from a reinforced, pultruded composite material. Nonmetallic pins may be used to secure the cable rack arms to the stanchions. Each cable rack arm then supports one or more cables in cable saddles that are snap-fit atop the arm, thus keeping the cables accessibly organized in a manhole, tunnel or vault. Each saddle may include elastomeric dampening material to reduce shock and vibration in the mechanical and electrical environment in underground tunnels, vaults and manholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy