Encircling Gripping Member Including Semirigid Band And Operator For Tightening Patents (Class 24/483)
  • Patent number: 10336538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable side-loader system which is built as a kit and can be retrofitted on to any container. The adjustable side loader may be detached from a fixed position and moved along the container as it fills up. The side-loader includes an integral bucket which may be activated to dump debris into the container. The side loader kit is a standalone system with its own hydraulics and 12 volt battery with an on board charging system. A control box holds the electrical components including the switches that activate and control the hydraulic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ken VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 8806721
    Abstract: In a strap-band type connecting device (1), a strap band (3) has an array of teeth (8), each of which forms a bridged brace (10) between the neighboring slits (8a) to make a helical thread (9a) engage with the bridged brace (10) when a rod screw (9) is brought at the helical thread (9a) into engagement with the slits (8a) within a housing (4). The bridged brace (10) is curvedly deformed to provide a width-reduced groove (10a) in its lengthwise direction (P) so as to form a cross piece segment (11, 13), a geometrical moment of inertia of which increases along a circumferential direction (R) of the strap band (3) with a sufficient rigidity provided to resist against a bending force from the helical thread (9a) upon rotationally operating the rod screw (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Takagi, Shigenobu Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140223701
    Abstract: Various attachment devices are disclosed. The devices are designed to permit a second medical device to be easily and quickly attached to and detached from a first medical device. The attachment devices, once attached to both the first medical device and the second medical device, may allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey BEAN, Maria MAILLET, Brad ISAACSON, Caroline RIEDEL, Gary KAPPEL, John GOLDEN, Christopher BENNING
  • Publication number: 20120324621
    Abstract: This invention relates to a clamp assembly useful for attaching together two items of clothing, a garment comprising the clamp assembly, and a process for attaching two items of clothing; the clamp assembly including a circular band and a tubular resilient cover having a hollow body, and wherein the clamp is positioned in the hollow and is encased on all sides by the resilient cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Colin A. McLachlan
  • Publication number: 20120255149
    Abstract: An anchor point apparatus is disclosed having a substantially cylindrical cavity extending along a longitudinal axis of a slotted tube; a tabbed bearing plate including a first attachment tab and a second attachment tab, the attachment tabs extending at predetermined angles from the tabbed bearing plate, the tabbed bearing plate generally conforming to a portion of an outer surface of the slotted tube; at least one circumferential clamp disposed about the slotted tube; and an attachment link having a first attachment ear secured within a first opening in the first attachment tab and a second attachment ear secured within a second opening in the second attachment tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Michael V. KALAVITZ
  • Publication number: 20120246892
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods for the attachment of an accessory to a drawstring including a barrel member having an axially disposed, female compression cavity formed in one end defining an annular end-face and a pair of diametrically disposed feed through holes. The feed through holes are positioned axially along the body so as to intersect the barrel cavity above its base and are sized to receive and allow a drawstring or the like to pass into the barrel, through the barrel cavity and exit the barrel. The apparatus includes a male compression member dimensioned to fit within and frictionally engage and mate with the female compression cavity of the barrel member, the male compression member having a compression tip projecting distally of the feedthrough holes relative to the cavity opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Warren Stevens
  • Publication number: 20110134650
    Abstract: An adaptor band is flexible, C-shaped, and includes a torsion spring receiver. Additionally, the adaptor band includes one or more slots for receiving a screw to fasten the adaptor band to an internal surface of a pre-existing light housing. The adaptor band is compressed and inserted within the pre-existing housing that does not have torsion spring receivers already therein. Once inserted, the adaptor band is released, thereby expanding and pushing against the internal surface of the housing. The adaptor band is fastened to the internal surface of the housing without having to hold the adaptor band in a fixed position. The torsion spring receivers receive torsion springs coupled to other lighting components, including light modules and trim modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Saurabh Verma, Jared Davis, Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Publication number: 20100257702
    Abstract: A band clamp includes an elongated band having a base portion which in cross section extends in a plane and first and second side portions. The first and second side portions of the band protrude away from the plane. A first housing is attached to the band and a second housing is attached to the band in a spaced manner from the first housing. A fastener is attached to one of the first and second housings in an adjustable manner. The fastener selectively engages with another of the first and second housings in a quick connect manner, such that the first and second housings can be brought closer to each other for tensioning the clamp around an associated object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: John F. Fritskey, Nicola A. Antonelli
  • Patent number: 7536757
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a versatile clip for jewellery which functions as the link between the necklace and exchangeable pieces of jewellery comprising a front member (4) and a rear member (6) having curved profiles and hinged at one end whilst the respective engaging ends (10A), (10B) of the front and rear members (4), (6) opposing the hinge (8) are capable of being integrally latched to assume a central aperture (12); said engaging end (10A) of the front member (4) opposing the hinge (8) is provided with an indented notch (16A) to accommodate a hook (18) having one end (20) permanently fixed on the outer surface (22) of the front member (4) adjacent to the base (16C) of the indented notch (16A) and one unfixed end (24) freely extending into the indented notch (16A); said engaging end (10B) of the rear member (6) opposing the hinge (8) is also provided with an indented notch (16B) to snugly encompass the free unfixed end (24) of the hook (18) to hold the pendant captive when the engaging e
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Amee Philips SDN BHD
    Inventor: Sin Cheo Tan
  • Publication number: 20080256765
    Abstract: A marine line hauling assembly includes a line hauling device and a drive casing. The drive casing has a first attachment flange and the line hauling device has a second attachment flange. These first and second flanges are attached to each other by a flange clamp circumferentially embracing the flanges to press them together by an inwardly-facing surface of the flange clamp due to circumferential tension in the flange clamp. The flange clamp has a pivot arrangement for attaching the clamp to a substrate (such as one of the attachment flanges). In this way, the flange clamp is attachable to the substrate but pivotable about the pivot point away from the first and second flanges. This allows the flanges to be brought together before pivoting the clamp back towards the flanges for attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Sam
  • Publication number: 20080179365
    Abstract: A cylinder back plate includes a frame member 11 and a cylinder clamp 12 connected to the frame member 11 by means of a pivot 13. The cylinder clamp 12 comprises a band of rigid or semi-rigid material. The cylinder clamp 12 has a retaining position with respect to the frame member 11, wherein the cylinder clamp extends substantially perpendicularly to the plane of the frame member. The frame member 11 lies parallel to a back plate of the harness or is constituted by the back plate of the harness. Thus, when the cylinder clamp 12 is in the retaining position a cylinder can be retained securely to the frame member and sliding of the cylinder relative to the frame member or back plate can be prevented. When it is desired to attach a new cylinder to the harness, the cylinder clamp 12 can be pivoted into a loading position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Draeger Safety UK Limited
    Inventor: Simon Christopher Hogg
  • Patent number: 6742688
    Abstract: A tensioning device for the fastening belt of compressed gas bottles to the back of a jacket or the like for underwater activities. A pneumatic jack is inserted between the two ends of the bottle fastening belt and connected to a suitable compressed gas source through at least one hose provided with a joint for connection with the jack. The jack is fit to supply an optimal tensioning strength of the belt for its tightening on the bottles. The pneumatic jack is connected to the joint through a coupling device which is manually controllable by the diver to allow the supplying of compressed air to the jack through the opening of a suitable valve positioned in the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: HTM Sport S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Minopoli, Giovanni Garofalo
  • Publication number: 20020174524
    Abstract: A clamp has two injection moulded tangs 1, 2 hinges together by a pin 3 and held closed by a wing nut 4 and a screw 5 having a cross-head 6. The tangs each have a tapered groove 7 running around inside them. In use, this groove engages flanges F on tubes T with a seal S therebetween to hold the tubes in sealing relationship with each other. The one tang 2 has a clevis 10 defined by two lugs 11. Each has an overhung recess 12 into which the cross-head 6 of the screw clips. A crossbar 14 connects the lugs remote from their tang, whereby the screw is limited in its angular displacement about the recesses 12, as shown in FIG. 3. The crossbar also stabilizes the lugs against relative displacement under load when the nut is tightened. The other tang 1 has a part conical formation 21 on lugs 22 defining a clevis 23 similar to clevis 10. The nut has a complementary conical recess 24. Engagement of the formation 21 in the recess 24 restrains the lugs from separating under load as the nut is tightened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: Bio Pure Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Roy Peter Maunder
  • Patent number: 6481912
    Abstract: Prop connecting ring which is fitted and bound on a construction prop, including: two symmetrical half bodies which are substantially semicircular, an inner face of each half body being formed with a semicircular clamping face, a body of each half body being formed with a predetermined number of insertion holes; rear ends of two half bodies being pivotally connected with each other, whereby the two half bodies can be opened or closed; a first detention hole formed on front end of a first half body; a second detention hole formed on front end of a second half body, when the front ends of the two half bodies are closed, the second detention hole being positioned right under the first detention hole, a rear edge of front end of the second half body being formed with an abutting face positioned at a height lower than the first detention hole; and an insertion fastener which is a wedge bar inserted in the detention holes of the two half bodies for latching the front ends of the two half bodies with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Lung Ching Shih
  • Publication number: 20020026694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holder for the fastening of functional elements to bar-shaped elements having a strap element, whose one end is fixed to a fastening point in a housing, and having a rotational element which is pivotally mounted in a receiving mount formed in the housing and has a passage slot for the other end of the strap element, with the rotational element having at least one substantially cylindrical section, whose jacket surface provided with elevations and recesses extends parallel to the axis of rotation of the rotational element and can be brought into engagement with a section of the receiving means which has elevations and recesses formed in a complementary manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventor: Michael Bremicker
  • Patent number: 5809623
    Abstract: An improved squeeze clamp including a plurality of link members. The link members including a plurality of orifices. The link members are connected via a common pivot point. A threaded member connected between at least two link members. The clamp capable of being driven by an electrical driving mechanism such as an electrical screw driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Dykstra
  • Patent number: 5711639
    Abstract: A clamp for a cylindrical object is provided which is formed of fibers in the form of woven fabric molded in a polymeric matrix. The clamps have two free ends through which one or two rods extend. The compressive force exerted by the clamp can be adjusted by adjusting the distance between the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Emerson & Cuming Composite Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Tessier, Anthony Colageo, Depankar Neogi, Craig Douglas
  • Patent number: 5402315
    Abstract: An assembly module for a printed circuit board for the connection of screened conductors includes a metallic grounding plate comprising multiple modules. Each module includes a mechanism for fixedly connecting the module to a printed circuit board and at least one spring clamp conductively supported on the module. The clamp has an approximately shell-shaped conductor accommodating area for detachably enclosing at least one screened conductor. The plate further includes one rated breakage point between each two adjacent modules so that adjacent modules may be separated from one another by breaking the plate at the rated breakage point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Reichle+De-Massari AG
    Inventor: Hans Reichle
  • Patent number: 5218745
    Abstract: A tank strap tightening actuator for securing a SCUBA air tank to a diver's backpack by means of a strap which engages the backpack and surrounds the tank with the two free ends of the strap being hooked to said actuator around said tank, said actuator being activated by compressed air to tighten the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Inventors: Robert Hollis, William D. Walters
  • Patent number: 5157816
    Abstract: The parts are interconnected by means of split strap arrangement engaging clamping elements which, through wedge action engage flanges of the parts and hold them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Erno Raumfahrttechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Huessler
  • Patent number: 5052605
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an attachment arrangement (32,33) for a cycle which is capable of attachment in an upright attitude to a cycle supporting bar (4) capable of being connected to a vehicle-mounted load carrier (2). The attachment arrangement includes a U-shaped attachment element which straddles the side and top surface of the supporting bar. The U-shaped element includes a flexible wire which surrounds a wheel of the cycle while the wheel is received in the U-shaped recess. The flexible wire is in turn connected to a clasp and both elements are connected to the U-shaped element in an over-center arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: J S Products AB
    Inventor: Uno Johansson
  • Patent number: 4968247
    Abstract: A clamp housing for cylindrically wound heaters, particularly for an injection molding nozzle heater has a slit that permits changing the effective diameter of the housing and it is actuated by an axially extending cam pin that can be easily adjusted from an exposed end of the heater. The cam pin has a central cam portion formed between two end hubs that are rotatably mounted with respect to one edge of a longitudinal slit in the clamp housing, and a central cam portion that is mounted in a loop formed from the opposite edge of the slit in the housing. As the cam pin is rotated the two edges of the slit in the housing can be forced together because of the cam action and the housing will tighten around a heater held on the interior of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Olson
  • Patent number: 4675952
    Abstract: A mounting structure for mounting a bicycle part, such as a front derailleur, to a bicycle frame using a band member. The band member is wound around the bicycle frame and has a pair of mounting legs each having an engaging bore therein. The bicycle part to be mounted includes a base member which includes a receiving bore for the mounting legs. The inner wall of the receiving bore includes cam faces for pushing the mounting legs together as the mounting legs are inserted into the receiving bore to reduce the distance between the mounting legs. A screw tightening member is supported rotatably to the base member and screws with a nut having engaging projections which engage with the engaging bores in the mounting legs when the mounting legs have been inserted a sufficient distance into the receiving bore such that the distance between the mounting legs is less than the distance between the tips of the engaging projections on the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Shimano Industrial Company Limited
    Inventor: Masashi Nagano
  • Patent number: 4671872
    Abstract: A horizontal mixing aerator rides on a upright mast or beam for submersion in a body of liquid such as a sewage equalization basin, oxidation ditch or sludge holding tank. The aerator has a submersible mixer motor driving a propeller which is mounted to the beam by a slidable bracket arrangement for height adjustment. The bracket is also swingably mounted to the beam for adjustment of the vertical plane angle and the beam is rotatable for azimuth changes in the direction of liquid flow. A lower bracket stop includes vibration reducing elements. An upper azimuth lock also includes vibration reducing elements. The locking parts have a high co-efficient of friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Air-O-Lator Corporation
    Inventors: Barry G. Cramer, Roy A. Cramer
  • Patent number: 4558493
    Abstract: A clamping device is disclosed of band material and including an adjustment device similar to a conventional hose clamp however having a variable accessibility achieved by a drive screw being orientable perpendicular to the conventional drive screw and parallel to the axis of the gripping aperture. The perpendicular drive screw can include a locking tip at the opposite end from the head thereof to facilitate securement within the housing of the adjustment device to facilitate retaining of the screw herein or facilitate removal of the screw therefrom selectively. The housing may include a single or double aperture to facilitate driving of the screw in the opposite direction for tightening or loosening selectively by positioning of the screw. The drive screw can also extend through the opposite side to achieve this same purpose by driving of the conventional drive gear in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Inventor: Ralph Dowdell
  • Patent number: 4473928
    Abstract: The invention provides an improvement in hose clamps of the type employing a worm screw mounted in a housing which is fastened to a metal band and engages in slots in the band. A thin backing layer is laminated to the metal band of the clamp on the face that engages the article to be clamped, for example, to prevent extrusion of hose materials through the slots. This backing layer is of a thickness such that it will be stretched by the screw thread lands, but is thick enough that it will not break or crack under such treatment. It is slightly narrower than the band material, so that it can be applied without protruding from edges and form a dangerous knife edge, and is fixed to the band by means of a resilient adhesive that will permit the required deformation without separation. The screw thread lands can now be made deep enough for positive engagement in the slots and even protrude slightly from the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1984
    Assignee: Tridon Limited
    Inventor: Francis W. Johnson
  • Patent number: RE32693
    Abstract: The liner includes a generally C-shaped, flexible band of bearing material disposed to be placed around the .[.drop.]. center .Iadd.section .Iaddend.of a tire rim. .[.Two, complimentary, generally semi-circular.]. .Iadd.A plurality of arcuate .Iaddend.members made from a polyester elastomer are then mounted as a ring coaxially around the outside of the band with the inner peripheral surfaces thereof slidably seated in a circumferential groove that is formed in the outer periphery of the band. The confronting ends of the members are releasably secured together by a pair of rigid links, each of which is releasably and pivotally mounted at one end in a recess in one end of a member, and has its opposite end connected to a rotatable eccentric that is mounted in the confronting end of the other member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Astronics Corporation
    Inventor: Mason C. Winfield