Rope Clamped Between Cone And Socket Patents (Class 24/136L)
  • Patent number: 6125574
    Abstract: An improved fishing line fastening device comprising a pair of mating members with a first one of the members being formed with a central opening extending therethrough and the other of the members being formed with a projection tapered inwardly and downwardly at an angle in excess of about and being extendable through the opening of the first member and carrying flange means at the tip of the projection for securing the members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: The NoKnots Group, Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott O. Ganaja, Nicholas M. Grisaffi, Paul White
  • Patent number: 6115890
    Abstract: A two-piece clamp, of a spherical shape convenient for use as a hand grip, attached about a cord in an interposed position therebetween, which impales the cord with pointed teeth so that the clamp holds fast to its position at the attachment site despite forces exerted longitudinally of the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventor: Howard Silagy
  • Patent number: 6058575
    Abstract: A cable clamp may be constructed from a hollow body, a wedge-shaped member and a means for dislodging the member from the body. The body includes a tapered channel that is sized and shaped to accommodate the member and round, flat or rectangular cable sections. The means for dislodging the member include an aperture extending from one side of the member to the other, at least one cylindrical bearing surface positioned at the upper end of the body, and a camshaft. The camshaft has at least one cylindrical end with an inward facing end and an outward facing end. A cylindrical shaft in orthogonally and eccentrically mounted to the inward facing end. The camshaft is positioned so that the cylindrical shaft will bear against the inner surface of the aperture and the end portion will bear against the bearing surface. When the camshaft is rotated, the cylindrical shaft will cause the aperture and the wedge-shaped member to be displaced upwardly from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Gideon Dagan
  • Patent number: 5967151
    Abstract: A hair bead stop and method of beading hair are disclosed. The bead stop comprises a first element with a passage therethrough and a second element movably mounted to the first element. In accordance with the method, the bead stop is threaded along a tool having a threader defining an aperture. At least one bead is also placed on the tool. Hair is passed through the aperture of the tool and then the bead and bead stop are moved along the tool over the aperture through which the hair extends, placing the bead and bead stop on the hair. Upon removal of the hair from the tool, the second element of the bead stop is moved with respect to the first to bind the hair between a first surface defined by the first element of the bead stop in the passage and an opposing surface of the second element. The bead(s) are maintained on the hair by the bead stop which is placed closer to the free end of the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Beadwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Villani, Kathy Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5836061
    Abstract: An anchoring structure for a cable end comprises a securing body having a recess defined therein and having an opening defined through an outer surface thereof and extending into the recess, an anchoring nipple for being fixed to the end of the cable and fitted into the recess of the securing body through the opening for being operatively connected to the securing body. The nipple is a unitary member with a first substantially cylindrical half portion having an opening defined in a side wall thereof for receiving the end of the cable, and a second substantially cylindrical half portion joined side-by-side to the first substantially cylindrical half portion such that the nipple is substantially 8-shaped when viewed towards ends of the half portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Gilbert Castillo, Masahiro Izumi
  • Patent number: 5820422
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical wedge connector cover having a base section and two flap sections hinged to the base section. The base section has tow posts. A first one of the flap sections has two snap-lock latches. A second one of the flap sections has two holes. The latches pass through the holes and attach to the posts. The posts prevent an electrical wedge connector from being pulled out of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors USA Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Chadbourne, Armand T. Montminy
  • Patent number: 5737808
    Abstract: A cord fastener includes an insert having a lateral inner cord hole and provided at a lower portion thereof with elastic provisional retaining claws extending outwardly and catches for securing the provisional retaining claws; a shell having an insertion hole for insertion of the insert, outer cord holes communicating with the insertion hole and alignable with the inner cord hole, provisional retainers provided on the inner surface of the insertion hole below the outer cord holes for engaging the tips of the provisional retaining claws in a first state when the inner and outer cord holes are approximately aligned, and pushers provided on the inner surface of the insertion hole below the provisional retainers for pressing the provisional retaining claws inwardly in a second state when the insert is pressed further into the insertion hole than in the first state, thereby causing the provisional retaining claws to engage the catches so as to prevent them from engaging the provisional retainers; and a coil spring
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: NIFCO Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Ikeda
  • Patent number: 5666699
    Abstract: A cord fastener comprises a fastener body having a hollow and a pair of aligned first cord insertion through-holes communicating with the hollow, and a slide slidably inserted in the hollow of the fastener body and having a pair of aligned second cord-insertion through-holes. The slide has a head, a pair of resilient legs extending downwardly from a lower surface of the head and a pair of supporting arms extending downwardly from the lower surface of the head. Each of the second cord-insertion through-holes has an upper portion contiguous to the lower surface of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5621952
    Abstract: A cord closure having a housing with an open end, a surrounding side wall and a closed end which forms a cavity for receiving a plunger. The plunger has a body with a throughhole alignable with holes formed through opposing sides of the housing and a stem extending from a shoulder portion of the body with a resilient retaining member on a distal end portion of the stem. A bias spring is disposed about the stem of the plunger and is releasably retained in compression on the plunger between the shoulder portion of the body and the resilient retaining member. At least a portion of the body and the stem of the plunger are reciprocally disposable in the cavity so that the throughhole of the plunger is alignable with the hole formed through opposing sides of the housing to permit threading of a cord through the aligned holes of the cord closure without the bias spring urging the plunger away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Frano
  • Patent number: 5582447
    Abstract: A serpentine shaped wire clip is disposed in a tapered bore of a housing for axial displacement in the bore and has in a preferred embodiment three U-shaped loops interconnected by end portions. The clip has a bore dimensioned for receiving a cable or rod in radial resilient compressive engagement along the clip entire length which engagement causes the clip to axial displace with the displacement of the cable or rod. The axial displacement of the clip in the tapered bore wedges the clip to the housing and cable or rod locking the elements. The clip may have any number of loops and wire diameter. Also, the housing may have a cylindrical bore and the tapered region may be formed on a rod or bar. The clip may be locked to smooth and grooved surfaces including threads. The housing and rod each have a different one of a cylindrical surface and tapered surface. The clip radially grips the cylindrical surface while wedging in response to relative displacement of the tapered surface to the cylindrical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: E. J. Brooks Company
    Inventors: Jeremy P. Leon, Richard C. Dreisbach, Alexander Kelso
  • Patent number: 5562689
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for elevating, approximating and/or restraining internal organs or structures, and more particularly for treating female urinary stress incontinence are provided. The apparatus include an anchoring device having an elongated suture with an anchor at each end thereof and a cinching member therebetween for adjusting the operative length of the suture, an articulating apparatus for applying the anchoring device during an endoscopic or laparoscopic procedure, and an apparatus for drawing the suture relative to the cinching member after it has been emplaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry R. Sienkiewicz, Keith Ratcliff, Salvatore Castro, Scott E. Manzo, Dragomir C. Marinkovich
  • Patent number: 5546639
    Abstract: A mechanism for fastening a hook to a shock cord. The mechanism uses a cap to enclose and capture an end of the shock cord inside a cavity of the fastening mechanism. The fastening mechanism includes an aperture and side openings which each expose its inner cavity. A shock cord is fed through the aperture and at least one side opening, enlarged by doubling over and crimping and secured therein by an endcap. Alternatively, the slot and aperture are joined, which allows the shock cord to be easily pressed into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Wecor
    Inventors: Ernest H. Lacore, Thomas S. Weaver
  • Patent number: 5526552
    Abstract: Cable end connection for a synthetic fiber cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Claudio De Angelis
  • Patent number: 5501262
    Abstract: A cord locking assembly mounted in the blind head box or the blind hand grip axially movably fitted on the hollow pole suspended from the blind head box.The assembly comprises a movable plug, a fixed plug hole sleeve for fitting engagement with the plug, a lock compression spring to bias the plug to the plug hole sleeve, lift cords passing through the plug hole sleeve, and means for loosening the lock compression spring. The means is the hand grip in the case of the assembly mounted the hand grip. The means is a knob or pull cord fixed to a holder in which the lock compression spring is mounted in the case the assembly mounted in the blind head box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Toso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Inaba, Toshiyuki Mori, Masahiro Nagashima, Kosuke Kawada
  • Patent number: 5450657
    Abstract: A stamped hardened sheet steel tapered ferrule with cantilevered radially resilient fingers is wedged by a spring against a tapered bore of a hardened steel housing. The fingers bend radially inwardly to grip a stranded steel cable in the ferrule bore in response to the spring action. When the cable is slid in the ferrule in one direction, the ferrule gripping the cable is further wedged against the tapered bore and further grips the cable. The cable is released when it is slid in the opposite direction pulling the engaged ferrule away from the tapered bore of the housing. The cable has a flag at one end which with the seal lock a hasp therebetween limiting the relative motion of the cable in the opposite ferrule release direction. In a second embodiment, the ferrule is in interference fit with a rod or cable and the spring is not used forcing the ferrule to always grip the rod or cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: E. J. Brooks Company
    Inventors: George Georgopoulos, Richard C. Dreisbach, Terrence N. Brammall, David L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 5435044
    Abstract: A cord tightening device comprises a case having a pair of front and rear plates and a pair of opposite lateral walls interconnecting the front and rear plates and having forwardly converging inner surfaces defining a small-width opening at one end thereof and a large-width opening at the other end thereof, and a sliding member slidably disposed inside the case and having pressing parts formed on opposite lateral surfaces thereof and adapted to press a cord against the opposite lateral walls of the case. The cord tightening device is provided on at least one sliding surface of either one of said case and said sliding member taken as a set with a sliding groove and on at least one sliding surface of the remaining member of the set with a sliding protrusion fit for insertion into said sliding groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Kazuo Ida
  • Patent number: 5383905
    Abstract: A device for securing a suture loop about bodily tissue includes a bead member having a longitudinal bore and an anchor member adapted to be slidably inserted within the bore of the bead member. The anchor member includes at least two axial compressible sections which define a passageway to receive two end portions of a suture loop. The axial sections collapse radially inwardly upon insertion of the anchor member within the bore of the bead member to securely wedge the suture end portions received within the passageway. The device has application in conventional and endoscopic surgical procedures including laparoscopic procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Ellen M. Golds, Steven Howansky
  • Patent number: 5364298
    Abstract: A toy airplane launcher apparatus includes a toy airplane having an electric or rubberband motor for rotating a prop which is rotatably mounted to the airplane. The launcher has a guide rail which slidably carries a rear launcher section which is slidable into engagement with a front launcher section engaged to the front end of the guide rail. Two rubberbands are engaged between the front and rear launcher sections to hold them together and for biasing the rear launcher section toward the front launcher section when the two are separated from each other. The rear launcher section is engagable with the trigger and is either fixed to or detachably engaged with the airplane. When the trigger is moved, the rear launcher section moves quickly along the rail into engagement with the front launcher section. If the rear launcher section is fixed to the airplane, both front and rear launcher sections leave the rail and are launched along with the airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Lake Grove Toy Corporation
    Inventors: Louis Crisci, Martin Mallin
  • Patent number: 5360188
    Abstract: A clamp for use both with sheet metal and softer structural members of a building such as plasterboard or wood to support a pipe or conduit in different size openings through the members, including an exterior tapered surface having helical threads to facilitate screwing of the tapered surface into such different size openings, and a central passage for the conduit. The clamp has a gap through one side along its entire length to permit the clamp to be opened to fit over a pipe or conduit. Diametrically opposite the gap is an internal slot which reduces the cross-section of the clamp to form a hinge. The clamp may also include an oppositely extending exterior smooth tapered surface positioned base-to-base with the threaded tapered surface and resiliently mounted barbs protruding radially outward beyond the smooth tapered surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Oatey Co.
    Inventor: Duane R. Condon
  • Patent number: 5358206
    Abstract: A bracket for cantilever mounting of flat shelf plates has a vertical member with upper and lower spaced projections. A pressure housing is mounted on the underside of the upper projection, and a pressure plate is movably mounted in such underside. Pressure is applied to the pressure plate by a ball bearing mounted in the pressure housing for up and down movement. A set screw is mounted in the pressure housing and positioned to apply downward pressure on the ball bearing and on the pressure plate, whereby a flat shelf member may be inserted between the upper and lower projections and locked in place with the set screw to provide cantilever support at one end of the shelf member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pittella
  • Patent number: 5345657
    Abstract: A cord stopper has a socket having a pair of opposed through holes formed through opposed sides thereof and a plug having a passage formed therethrough. The plug is reciprocally movable through the socket between a pulled-out position where the through holes and the passage are in alignment with each other and a depressed position where the cord is clamped between the edges of the through holes and the through aperture. The cord stopper further includes a device for locking the plug in its depressed position within the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Hideki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 5323514
    Abstract: A cord stopper is used for releasably fastening a cord thereto. The cord stopper has a housing having a longitudinal cavity extending longitudinally therein and a pair of through apertures formed transversely through the peripheral wall at opposed positions. An insert member is fitted in the cavity so as to be reciprocally movable along the cavity and having a through hole transversely therethrough. A biasing member is provided for normally urging the insert member outward of the cavity so that when the insert member is thrust into the cavity against the bias of the biasing member, the through hole comes substantially into alignment with the through apertures for insertion of the cord therethrough. The cord stopper further includes means for temporally locking the insert member to the housing with the through hole of the insert member substantially aligned with the through apertures of the housing for facilitating a cord-threading operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K. K.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Masuda, Hideki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 5272934
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control cable assembly (10) comprises a motion transmitting core element (12) slideably supported in a first conduit (14). The assembly (10) also includes a support fitting (20) for supporting the first conduit (14) as it passes through a slot (22) in a support structure (24). The support fitting (20) includes first and second sides (26,28) with guides (30) along the sides for sliding into engagement with the slot in the support structure and retaining the support fitting in the slot. The support fitting (20) finally includes at least one receiving opening (32) extending transversely to the first side (26) for receiving at least one conduit (14) transversely of the sides (26,28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel F. Chegash, Dixon L. Kelley
  • Patent number: 5263232
    Abstract: A cord stopper comprises a double-headed plug having a pair of through holes formed one through each plug heads perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis thereof; a pair of sockets each reciprocally fitted over the respective plug head and having a pair of apertures formed through the periphery thereof; and a pair of springs for normally urging the sockets away from each other. When the sockets are fully compressed against the bias of the spring, the apertures come into registry with the respective through holes for letting a string through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matoba
  • Patent number: 5138898
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control cable assembly (10) includes a single piece junction box body (26) and a lid (30) having self-locking tangs, for automatically locking into engagement with the body upon the application of a compressive coupling force to the lid (30) and the body (26) for retaining the enlarged end (16) of a first core element (12) and the enlarged ends (16) of at least two other core elements (18,20). This junction box assembly (10) allows push-pull forces to be transmitted between the first core element (12) and the other core elements (18,20) in a confined environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Pospisil, Michael V. Reasoner
  • Patent number: 5003672
    Abstract: An organization including a shock cord defined by elongate elastomeric cord including a rigid hook member mounted to each terminal end of the cord with the including a body fixedly secured to the cord and a hook directed downwardly overlying the body. The cover assembly includes a conical cover including a tapered neck portion wherein the neck portion surroundingly and slidingly engages the elastomeric cord to permit overlying covering of the hook member during periods of non-use to prevent snagging of the cord upon undesirable objects.Modifications of the invention include a cover assembly formed of a sponge fluid absorbent material including a conduit member to permit allocation of fluid into the cover to insure ease of slidability of the cover relative to the cord as well as providing a protectant about the hook member to prolong longevity of the hook and cord during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Inventor: Ovid Randall
  • Patent number: 4918785
    Abstract: The mechanical knot for ropes is a device to replace the time-honored metal hook and the conventional knots now used on tow and hoist ropes, and also tethering ropes. The device comprises a length of pipe or tube with an elongated slotted portion or portions in the walls, or a base plate with an elongated slot in it, and with right angle shoulders, each of which has a hole in it. Several methods of manufacture may be used in forming the device from various appropriate materials, including, but not limited to, milling, casting, extruding and bending. Strain on the rope secures the mechanical knot in place. When tension is relaxed, the rope can be easily untied. Should the rope break under strain, it will snap free of the mechanical knot device instantly, thus permitting the device to drop free from the rope. When it is desired to use a rope without the mechanical knot, it simply is slid off the rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Inventors: Ralphael F. Spinner, deceased, Clement F. Marley, by Sara C. Grant, by Mary Brown
  • Patent number: 4916850
    Abstract: A line attachment device for fixing objects to a line such as a fishing line, a string or a piece of rope. The device includes a shank or stem securable to the object to be fixed. The line attaching portion of the device includes a plug fixed to the stem, a cleat next to the plug and extended outward from it, and a cap with a central opening that fits snuggly over the plug. To fix the line to the device, an open loop is formed in the line and is trained through the opening in the cap when the cap is removed from the plug. The loop is drawn over the end of the plug and over the cleat such that it bears against the cleat when pulling toward the plug. The cap is then secured on the plug to hold the loop in place. The loop is secured on the cleat and is prevented by the cap from passing over the cleat whereby the line is secured to the line ataching device and thus to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Paul A. Dodge
  • Patent number: 4889320
    Abstract: A thick-walled housing has a longitudinal hole with an end orifice that runs in the axial direction of the housing. A spring-loaded clamping unit is axially displaceable in the hole. An oblique hole in the housing obliquely opens into the longitudinal hole. The clamping unit clamps a rope fed through the end orifice of the longitudinal hole and emerging through the oblique hole. The clamping unit has an axial projection on each side. The housing has guide slots located opposite one another that guide the axial projections. The ends of the axial projections form handles that pass through and extend beyond the housing. The clamping unit consists of a front and rear roller and a bearing part connecting the rollers one behind the other. The diameter of the front roller is smaller and depends on its forward displacement. The axial projections are provided on the larger rear roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Lacrex Brevetti S.A.
    Inventor: Max Pasbrig
  • Patent number: 4887325
    Abstract: A Patient Positioning Apparatus comprises a hoist and pulley assembly suspended on a frame above a bed, and connectable through adjustable straps and clamping means to a sling which is positioned under the patient. When the rope connected to the hoist and pulleys is actuated by the patient or a person beside the bed, the patient is moved from either the foot of the bed toward the head of the bed or from the side of the bed toward the center of the bed. A rope gripping means is provided to clamp the rope and suspend the patient in an elevated position above the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Inventor: Charles V. Tesch
  • Patent number: 4850084
    Abstract: A structure for anchoring a wire end having a nipple fixed to the wire, comprising a body having a recessed portion, a groove communicated to the recessed portion, a cover plate partially covering the recessed portion at the front side toward which the groove is opened, and a space for serving insertion of the wire end, provided at the rear side of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Nippon Cable System Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 4811466
    Abstract: A realeasable pull cord engagement device for venetian blinds having a mounting post consisting of a cylindrical pedestal extending from a base and a stud extending from the center of the outer end of the pedestal. A slider has end and side walls encompassing a cylindrical hollow portion which slides over the pedestal. Aligned openings pass through opposite portions of the side walls of the slide and through the pedestal. A conical spring abuts the inside the end wall of the slider and engages the stud to urge the slider and pedestal apart so that a pull cord passing through the openings is engaged due to misalignment of the openings. When the slider is pressed over the pedestal the openings are aligned and the pull cord may readily be pulled through them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Inventor: Albert F. Zubli
  • Patent number: 4782560
    Abstract: A tassel for joining the ends of a draw cord of the type used for closing of a fabric bag, or optionally for mounting on the end of a pull cord of the type used for operating a lamp. The tassel includes a shell having a downwardly opening cavity with a cord end or ends receiving aperture formed through the top. A plug is demountably carried in the cavity of the shell and cord gripping elements are formed in the shell and on the plug for frictionally holding the cord end or ends in the tassel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Gary E. Keller
  • Patent number: 4729200
    Abstract: A plug (P) is present in the bore (B) of a wedge gripping device (W) in a barrel (1) of a grip. The device (W) is formed of tapering segments (4) which are held apart by the plug (P). When a length of wire or strand element (E) is received in the device (W), the plug (P) is diplaced out of the bore (B) so causing the device (W) to grip the element (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Inventor: David Brearley
  • Patent number: 4667772
    Abstract: A mountaineering self rescue, no moving part, ascender is used in pairs in conjunction with standard mountaineering equipment, to allow a climber to ascend a safety rope without aid, beyond the belaying of the safety rope. This no moving part ascender is simple, light weight, unaffected by ice, and placed in position with one hand. The first embodiment consists of a U shaped housing, whose vertical sides extend horizontally from a vertical curved back. The interior of the curved back is serrated to increase friction and is placed to partially surround a belayed climbing or safety rope, defining a travel path for this rope. The oppositely spaced apart vertical sides, each have a mirror image longitudinal bias slot. Carabiners, with attached sling ropes, already carried by mountaineers, are snapped into the bias slots of the ascender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Kent R. Kammerer
  • Patent number: 4642854
    Abstract: A socket for mounting an end of a wire rope having a body member, said body member having a bowl therein for receiving said wire rope end and molten zinc to anchor the rope in the socket, the external surface of the socket providing a contoured, reinforced connection, adapted to conform to the angle of a vehicle tailboard, or of a drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Southwest Wire Rope, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Kelly, Lawrence T. Yatsko
  • Patent number: 4637098
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a shim having a quite simple and easily operable shape and is used for a cable clamp composed of a wedge-like member and a sleeve-like member, those members being telescopically assembled to clamp a cable therebetween. Said sleeve-like member is linked with said shim through a simple and low cost means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: Okura Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Okura, Minoru Inayashi
  • Patent number: 4628630
    Abstract: A deep trolling release device releasably connects a fishing line to a downrigger line. A hollow outer member is connectable to the downrigger line. An inner member is slidably received in the outer member. There is a pin on the inner member adjacent the aperture with a free end. The pin normally spans the aperture for holding the fishing line which extends about the pin. A release device adjacent the top of the inner member is capable of being struck by a weight slidably dropped down the downrigger line to displace the inner member downwardly and move the free end of the pin across the aperture to release the fishing line. A recess member has a recess with an internal spline means and a passageway for fishing line exterior to the recess. A wedge member has a tapering portion shaped to wedge within the recess member. The tapering portion has longitudinal grooves extending along opposite sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Inventor: Edward A. Bohme
  • Patent number: 4561154
    Abstract: A socket-wedge connection for wedge-type rope socket wherein a multi-part wedge is employed having one part collapsible, finding advantageous use, for example, in the lines employed with excavating equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: ESCO Corporation
    Inventors: Terry L. Briscoe, Robert L. Van Hoomissen
  • Patent number: 4509233
    Abstract: An improved clamp for nonmetallic rope has a plug formed with an annular collar at one end and a plurality of tapered segments formed integrally with the collar and extending outwardly therefrom. The plug has a hollow axial bore defined by a serrated cylindrical surface to increase the gripping effect on a rope telescopically inserted into the bore. The plug is telescopically inserted into the tapered bore of an outer sleeve which compresses the tapered segments of the plug against the rope. The length of the plug is at least ten times greater than the diameter of its bore, which in combination with the annular collar, provides an increased clamping pressure between the serrated surfaces of the tapered segments and the rope throughout the length of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: Esmet, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles R. Shaw
  • Patent number: 4459722
    Abstract: A deadending device for guy cables and the like is provided which gives enhanced holding power (typically above the rated strength of the cable) while being relatively inexpensive to produce and easy to field install. The device includes a frustoconical, cable-receiving wedge block, preformed gripping wires for application to the cable and about the block, and a socket for receiving the block and surrounding wire portions. The gripping wires are permanently preformed during manufacturing using a novel method to present, adjacent one end thereof, an arcuate section configured to generally define a portion of an imaginary frustoconical surface complemental with the wedge block periphery. In this manner the wires substantially self-align in an even pattern about the block, and the need for wire-holding flanges or the like on the block or socket is completely eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: A. B. Chance Co.
    Inventors: Edward Dziedzic, Gary R. Dickerson, David P. Eppinger
  • Patent number: 4216958
    Abstract: A tensioning device for a rope bracing system which is formed by an anchored bight forming two rope sections with the two ends of the rope being fixed to the points to be braced. The device comprising a clamping sleeve with a regular trapezoidal prismatic guide slot which holds the two rope sections and a wedge shaped to fit into the slot holding the rope sections against the side walls of the slot. The smaller end opening of the slot faces the points to be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Inventor: Richard Reuther
  • Patent number: 4112551
    Abstract: For a draw string in which the looped mid portion operatively associated with a closable member has its ends slidably passing into one closed end and out of an open end of a thimble-like slide fastener, the closed end of which is adapted to abut the closable member while the ends of the cord are pulled, and a knob on the terminal ends of the cord having a tapered end insertable into the open end of the slide fastener for securing the portions of the pull cord therein and the looped mid portion of the cord in closed condition relative to the closable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Inventor: Buenaventura Z. Sales
  • Patent number: 3960461
    Abstract: A drop wire and/or cable clamp to provide a predetermined tension in a wire and/or cable between said clamp and a building to which said wire and/or cable is connected at one end and to produce a loose portion between said clamp and a box to which said wire and/or cable is connected at the other end. This clamp comprises a conical member, and a conical sleeve for mounting over the conical member. The clamp will be arranged for axially clamping the wire between the conical member and the conical sleeve and it will be possible to fix the conical member adjacent the box, with the conical sleeve mounted thereover and the wire therebetween. The net result will be to produce a loose portion in the wire or cable which has been installed between the box and the drop wire and/or cable clamp, and at the same time to obtain the portion under tension between the clamp on the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1976
    Inventor: Isaac Sachs
  • Patent number: RE32847
    Abstract: A socket-wedge connection for wedge-type rope socket wherein a multi-part wedge is employed having one part collapsible, finding advantageous use, for example, in the lines employed with excavating equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: ESCO Corporation
    Inventors: Terry L. Briscoe, Robert L. Van Hoomissen