Brackets Patents (Class 248/200)
  • Patent number: 10357281
    Abstract: Surgical devices such as a device guide for a trajectory frame for image-guided procedures, is configured with first and second elongate and cooperating semi-circular members that together define a longitudinally extending open channel and that can separate along longitudinally extending split lines into discrete first and second elongate semicircular members. The surgical devices with the first and second semi-circular members can include a device guide and dock and lock inserts that are detachably held by dock and lock members to a guide support column that also concurrently holds the device guide during at least part of an image guided procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MRI Interventions, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Piferi, Jesse Flores, Rajesh Pandey
  • Patent number: 10351045
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support for a light source of a lighting device of a motor vehicle, including a zone for positioning the light source, referencing elements with respect to three given mutually transverse axes, one of the referencing elements, termed a referencing element with two portions, a first portion extending along or parallel to a first axis of the three given axes, and a second portion extending transversely relative to this first given axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: David Dorn, Christophe Cherreau, Pierre Renaud, Silas Bakary-Gando, Laurent Garrouste
  • Patent number: 10293816
    Abstract: A parking system adaptively controlling a vehicle during a parking maneuver using a park assist system, for example an active park assist (APA) or trailer backup assist (TBA). Control of the park assist system based on previous speed profiles at a geographic location where the same park assist system was previously activated. The parking system including an activation system that, based on vehicle speed and geographic location, activates the park assist system when preconditions for park assist system operation are met. The activation system may cooperate with the park assist system based on default or previously stored drive history profiles associated with the current geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shane Elwart, Sudipto Aich
  • Patent number: 10114333
    Abstract: A unit attachment-detachment mechanism includes a unit and a pair of guide rails. The pair of guide rails slidably supports a pair of side faces of the unit. The side faces respectively have formed thereon engagement projections that engage with the guide rails. The pair of guide rails has formed therein at least a pair of inclined portions. The pair of inclined portions is formed asymmetrically with each other in the unit width direction perpendicular to the attachment-detachment direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Naoto Miyakoshi
  • Patent number: 10079010
    Abstract: A mounting, positioning, and deployment system for the sonar head of a sonar survey system facilitates rapid, accurate, and repeatable alignment of the sonar head in relation to the keel of a marine vessel. Precision and stability are enhanced with refinements to a cross tube positioning apparatus, and further enhanced with an adjustable Z-pole mount and an extruded aluminum Z-pole embodied as, or encased in, a drag-reducing foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Reason Bradley
  • Patent number: 10072424
    Abstract: A building-mounted awning. The awning includes a support frame, and a covering provided over the support frame to act as shelter from precipitation, or act as a shade from the sun. The support frame is attached to the building at only one location along a width of the support frame by a single bracket attached to the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Glen Raven, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Fouratt, Jonathan S. Colton
  • Patent number: 9913596
    Abstract: An intervention apparatus is described having a probe with an orifice insertion portion, the insertion portion being configured for insertion into an orifice of a patient. The apparatus also having an intervention tool securement and adjustment mechanism removably attached to the probe. The probe providing support to hold the mechanism in a position relative to the patient, and the adjustment mechanism providing adjustment of an entry point and an angle of entry for an intervention tool to the patient. In embodiments, magnetic resonance imaging, trans-orifice intervention and transperineal intervention are described. Methods for imaging and/or intervention are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: INVIVO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Axel Krieger, Stephen Abellera, Iris Elliott, Jeremy Bluvol, Cameron Piron, Chris Luginbuhl
  • Patent number: 9868186
    Abstract: A method for chipless machining of a surface region of a rolling-element bearing ring includes rotating the rolling-element bearing ring relative to a first tool having a first tool tip and a second tool having a second tool tip, positioning the first and second tool tips at start positions at first and second opposite axial ends of the surface region, and moving the first and second tools in opposite axial directions such that the first tool tip follows a first helical or spiral path on the surface region and the second tool tip follows a second helical or spiral path on the surface region, the first and second paths crossing at multiple points within an overlap region located between axial ends of the surface regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventor: Thilo von Schleinitz
  • Patent number: 9850664
    Abstract: A handrail system includes an elongated rail member; a plurality of attachment elements slidably carried on a back side of the elongated rail member; a plurality of brackets; and a plurality of pins wherein each pin is engageable through a distal end portion of a bracket to fix the attachment element to the bracket. According to the system, the brackets can be pre-mounted at spaced-apart positions onto a wall using fasteners, and then the rail member, with the carried attachment elements, can be mounted to the brackets by slidably adjusting the attachment elements along the rail member to register with the corresponding brackets. A pin is used at each attachment element/bracket pair to fix the attachment elements to the brackets and thus the rail member to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Itasca Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge M Pinheiro, Matthew F Barr
  • Patent number: 9735560
    Abstract: A link assembly has a pair of mechanical links pivotally connected to rotate relative to one another about a pivot axis. A cable protector is provided as part of the link assembly. The cable protector has a cup with an end wall which defines a first end of a winding chamber, and an annular side wall which extends from the end wall and defines a side of the winding chamber. A lid defines a second end of the winding chamber opposite to the first end. The lid is coupled to the cup by a bearing so that the cup and lid can rotate with respect to each other. An opening is formed in the side wall of the cup and a slot is formed in the lid. The assembly is fitted with a cable having a length, a width, and a thickness, wherein the width of the cable is greater than its thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ULTRA ELECTRONICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Vaughan, Mark Salthouse, Christopher Biggadike
  • Patent number: 9717885
    Abstract: The invention refers to a stabilization device for attaching and securing a catheter to the skin of a patient in order to maintain the catheter correctly placed through a catheter insertion site. The stabilization device includes a catheter clipping element which is attached to an anti-allergic adhesive pad. The catheter clipping element includes a clipping body that ends in open arms for easy and convenient clipping and unclipping of a catheter, cannula, catheter or cannula terminal adapter, or the like. The clipping body is oriented outwards from the top surface of the pad in a transverse direction, a vertical direction, or both transversely and vertically, in order to facilitate clipping and unclipping. A longitudinal axis of the clipping body can be tilted towards the pad top surface in order to enhance stabilization and favor correct orientation of the catheter towards the insertion site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Luis Alberto Narciso Martinez, Maura Spizzo de Narciso
  • Patent number: 9709592
    Abstract: A wheel speed sensor capable of stabilizing a projecting posture of a sensor unit when attached to a vehicle is provided. The wheel speed sensor includes a mounting base providing a first contacting part and a second contacting part when attached to the vehicle to come into contact with the vehicle at two positions of the first contacting part and the second contacting part, the sensor unit projecting from a position between the first contacting part and the second contacting part and inclining toward the first contacting part, the sensor unit being resin molded integrally with the mounting base and including a signal detection device provided in a distal end of the sensor unit, and a fixing member pressing and fixing the mounting base to the vehicle at a position between the first contacting part and the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takanori Noda, Koji Kawasaki, Hidenobu Muramatsu, Gota Uehara
  • Patent number: 9617881
    Abstract: An arrangement (1) of an electroacoustic actuator (2) on a vehicle structure (3) of a motor vehicle, has a housing (4), in which at least one loudspeaker (7) is arranged, which separates a front volume (8) from a rear volume (9) in the housing (4). The actuator (2) has a sound emission pipe (5), which projects outwards from the housing (4) and which is fluidically coupled with the front volume (8). A reduced introduction of noise into the vehicle arises when the actuator (2) is held on the vehicle structure (3) with a plurality of holding devices (19), which are arranged on the housing (4) in a circumferential direction (20) of the housing (4) spaced apart from one another. Each holding device (19) is designed as springy in a holding direction (21) and as rigid transversely thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Georg Wirth, Michael Bott
  • Patent number: 9553543
    Abstract: A photovoltaic system includes a pole member which stands on an installation surface, a connecting support member disposed on an upper end section of the pole member, a rail member supported by the connecting support member, and a photovoltaic cell module disposed on the rail member, wherein the pole supporting member includes a lower section that covers at least a portion of an outer peripheral surface of the upper end section of the pole member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Kitano, Kouki Uchida, Yoshiyuki Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 9439629
    Abstract: There is provided a system having a sputum trap or container that is used to transfer a portion of a sample to a sample slide. The container has a body with a top and bottom. The bottom is adapted to accept the sample slide. The bottom also has a one way valve to allow transfer of a portion of the sample to the sample slide upon manipulation of the body by a user. In certain embodiments, the body may be manipulated by squeezing it or by pushing down on the top. The bottom of the container is adapted to receive the sample slide so that the sample can be transferred to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrienne A. Hershey, Joseph A. Cesa
  • Patent number: 9418709
    Abstract: A removable tool for reducing contamination in a cleanroom assembly environment during assembly of a hard disk drive may include a handle assembly and a positive locking assembly. The handle assembly may define a proximal and distal end such that, in use, the proximal end is further away from the hard disk drive being assembled than is the distal end. The positive locking assembly may be configured to lock onto a portion of an upper perimeter of a Motor Base Assembly (MBA) of a hard disk drive and onto a corresponding portion of a lower perimeter of the MBA. The handle assembly and the positive locking assembly may be further configured to enable free access to an interior of the MBA during subsequent assembly steps. The positive locking assembly may be further configured to be selectively releasable without touching the MBA, to thereby enable the removal of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Methe, Drew G. Petitclerc, Charles D. Flanigan
  • Patent number: 9399442
    Abstract: An assembling apparatus of a curtain airbag in a vehicle includes an inflator and an airbag cushion. The airbag cushion includes a body part configured to be unfolded if necessary to protect a passenger, an inlet configured to transmit air from the inflator into the body part, and a first extending part having a predetermined length and extending from the inlet towards the inflator side of the inlet. Also included are at least one bracket on which the inflator is supported and at least one fixed member configured to fix the inflator, enclosing an outside of the inflator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jae Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 9360276
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, assembly, device, and/or manufacture, such as an ambidextrous and/or reversible holster holder, that can be reversibly configured for mounting a belt-attaching holster to an approximately vertical surface in either a right-hand arrangement or a left-hand arrangement, the belt-attaching holster potentially comprising a belt loop and/or a belt clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Michael Meek
  • Patent number: 9354003
    Abstract: A heat sink fastening device includes an operating member and a retaining member axially extended through the operating member and associated with the latter via a pivot shaft. The operating member includes a cylindrical cam portion, which has an elastic element received therein to provide the cam portion with an elastic force. The cam portion has an upper end formed into a pair of cam surfaces, on which the pivot shaft is rested. The operating member can be horizontally rotated about an axis thereof. When the operating member is rotated, the cam surfaces rotate and cause the pivot shaft to move from a higher to a lower position on the cam surfaces or vice versa, so that the retaining member associated with the operating member via the pivot shaft is brought by the pivot shaft to axially move downward to a released position or upward to a fastened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sheng-Huang Lin
  • Patent number: 9033297
    Abstract: A support bracket for a cabin air compressor (CAC) assembly includes a CAC mounting portion with a plurality of CAC mounting holes distributed in an arc configuration along a CAC mounting hole circle radius. A support portion includes a ramped face that transitions to an upper lug portion and a substantially perpendicular face relative to the CAC mounting portion. An upper lug extends from the upper lug portion. The upper lug includes a coupling hole that is offset from a first CAC mounting hole of the CAC mounting holes at a length in a first direction and a length in a second direction. A ratio of the CAC mounting hole circle radius to the length in the first direction is between 2.14 and 2.20, and a ratio of the CAC mounting hole circle radius to the length in the second direction is between 1.16 and 1.19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Vignali, Luke J. Mayo
  • Publication number: 20150122961
    Abstract: A sponge holder includes a mount that has a mounting fixture and at least one mounting connector. The mounting connector is configured to fix the mount to a surface. The sponge holder further includes a suspension arm extending from the mounting fixture, and a connector disposed at a distal end of the suspension arm. The sponge includes an adapter, and the adapter is configured to connect with the connector of the sponge holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Stan Batiste, Maryann Batiste, Steven Achstein
  • Publication number: 20150115119
    Abstract: A cantilevered support system is provided. The cantilevered support system comprises a vertical support pole and longitudinally extending upper and lower support arm assemblies that are securable to a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: University Health Network
    Inventors: Andrew John Hart, Geoffrey Roy Fernie, T. Daniel Smyth, Victoria P. Komisar, Emily Catherine King, Adam Matthew Sobchak
  • Patent number: 9016641
    Abstract: A bracket having a base having a mounting plate with upstanding flanges on opposite sides. The flanges each include an upper notch and a lower notch oppositely located therefrom. The lower notches are adapted for receiving a second member. An adapter has a second mounting plate and upstanding flanges extending from opposite sides of the second mounting plate. The flanges carry the first and second members. The first member is biased laterally by a spring to a fully outward position. The first member is movable between the fully outward position and an inward position. The second member is fixed laterally with respect to the flanges on the adapter. The upper and lower notches are positioned so their respective openings are closer than the outermost portions of the first and second members when the first member is in its fully outward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: MOR/ryde International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Kauffman, Barry Ousley
  • Patent number: 9016643
    Abstract: A device for adjustably and removably mounting accessory equipment to tow hooks of a vehicle without alteration to the bumper or surrounding fascia components. The device includes two angle brackets a mounting flange and a clamping plate. Each bracket has holes that align with the other bracket and with the mounting flange which attaches to accessory equipment. The assembly of the brackets and clamping plate surround the tow hook, which the mounting flange attaches to the accessory equipment. One possible piece of accessory equipment is a bumper guard, which can provide protection from debris damaging the vehicle oil cooler. Detachable brush bars provide further protection from brush harming the sides of the moving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: David Sterling
  • Publication number: 20150108301
    Abstract: An instrument mounting apparatus having a flexible vertical strap, a magnet attached near the top of the vertical strap, wherein the magnet is operable to couple the strap to an external member, and the strap is operable to be attached to an instrument near the bottom of the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond Steven Troy, Daniel Shane Vande Voorde, Clinton Farrell Matthews
  • Patent number: 9010717
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is described that has an interface designed to increase the stress margin of at least the module side of the assembly, for example in a liquid filtration module, and to increase ease of assembling its mounting components. The interface reduces the failure of the mounting assembly at least on the module side, so that if failure of the mounting assembly occurs, such an occurrence is less likely to be at the interface and on the module side, thereby reducing the need to replace more complex and expensive components that may be on the module side. Generally, the mounting assembly includes a mounting interface and a mounting bracket connectable to the mounting interface. A retention component is configured to maintain connection of the mounting interface to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul B. Kallurwar, Kevin C. South, Charles W. Hawkins, Ismail C. Bagci, Philip S. Hall
  • Publication number: 20150097095
    Abstract: “FLAT ANGLED BRACKET”, this patent discloses a flat angled bracket which, in accordance with its characteristics, enables the formation of a flat angled bracket (1) with a unibody structure suitable for and specific to the type which is mechanically extruded with a folding rectilinear profile through a pair of single and double indentations (3, 4), aligned in opposition to each other and that fits symmetrically around the whole extension of the exterior lateral edges of the spools and the like, with a view to enabling a highly practical, safe and economical form, which offers complete optimization for logistical procedures involving spools (A) and similar elements, together with complete maintenance of the reliability of the spool (A) and similar elements and the application of an environmentally friendly concept and, based on, a flat angled bracket (1) with high strength, safety and versatility easily adaptable to a vast range of spools (A), equipment, users and locations in general.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Codiflex Indústria e Comércio de Manufaturados Ltda.
    Inventor: Adriano Geceler Pereira
  • Patent number: 8991772
    Abstract: A multimedia assembly and an instrument panel assembly for use in an automotive vehicle are provided. The multimedia assembly includes a multimedia device and an auxiliary device. The multimedia device has a faceplate which is disposed on the outer surface of the instrument panel so as to be exposed to the cabin space of the vehicle. The auxiliary device is disposed beneath the multimedia device and hidden behind the outer surface of the instrument panel of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Joseph King, II
  • Patent number: 8979043
    Abstract: This application discloses a bracket device used for mounting outdoor solar lighting on various types of surfaces, including but not limited to block walls, chain link fences, wooden fences and flat walls or for holding outdoor solar lighting devices as stand-alone fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Florman
  • Patent number: 8981764
    Abstract: A rolling bearing sensor, especially a rotational speed sensor, having a housing and a signal pick-up which is arranged in the housing in a manner secured against rotation and is arranged, with the housing, in a stationary receptacle in a stationary part of a rolling bearing or in a stationary component adjoining a rolling bearing, for example, an axle journal, where the housing has an outer design via which the rolling bearing sensor in the receptacle is secured against rotation in a form-fitting manner. The sensor may have a groove which runs in the axial direction and interacts with a screw or a projection. Alternatively, a securing element which predefines a defined angular position may be pushed onto the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marc-Andre Schaefer, Jens Heim
  • Patent number: 8979056
    Abstract: A support bracket for a cabin air compressor (CAC) assembly includes a CAC mounting portion formed substantially orthogonal to an access portion and a structural support portion. A cross-support bracket mounting portion is formed at an angle relative to the access portion. An upper lug portion is formed at an angle relative to the access portion and substantially orthogonal to an upper lug. A plurality of CAC mounting holes is formed in the CAC mounting portion. A plurality of lower slotted holes and an upper slotted hole are formed in the cross-support bracket mounting portion. A ratio of a length of longitudinal offset defined between the lower slotted holes and the upper slotted hole to a length of lateral offset between a center of at least one of the lower slotted holes and the upper slotted hole is between 2.47 and 2.91.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Luke J. Mayo, Alpesh Patel
  • Publication number: 20150060616
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a television wall mount is provided that may be installed at a position in a television wall nook such that when the television monitor is bolted, screwed or hung on the television monitor mounting bracket, the television is located in front of and outside the television wall nook. In this manner, a television monitor that is too wide to fit in the television wall nook may be installed over the television wall nook by mounting the television on the television wall mount installed in the television wall nook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Harold Bernard Jaramillo
  • Publication number: 20150060623
    Abstract: A removable accessory mount that includes and outside support on the outside of an item that is secured to an inside support located on an inner surface of the item. The inside and outside supports are secured to one another via a support post that can be a threaded post, a pin, etc. The outer surface of the outside support attaches to accessories that can be removed from the outside support and replaced with other items. Likewise, the accessories can be moved to other accessory mounts. In addition, the accessory mount can also be moved from one item to another without substantial damage due to the small nature of the support post that secures the inside and outside supports together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald P. Nigro
  • Patent number: 8967563
    Abstract: A fitness equipment bracket adjustment structure includes an adjustable sliding bracket including a base member defining therein a sliding groove, a sliding member coupled to and movable in and out of the sliding groove of the base member and a positioning member fixedly fastened to a sidewall of the base member and kept in communication with the sliding groove, and a locking device set including an anti-skid block mounted between the sliding member and the positioning member and defining a stop portion detachably abutted against the sliding member of the adjustable sliding bracket, a connection member inserted through a through hole of the anti-skid block, a coupling member fixedly connected to the connection member and threaded with its one end into the positioning member and a handle coupled to the other end of the coupling member and rotatable relative to the coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Murray, Hung-Yi Hu, Kuang-Shiung Kao
  • Publication number: 20150055278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for securing and conveniently holding a mobile electronic device including but not limited to a mobile phone and providing an additional spare external power supply to said mobile electronic device. The system includes a holder which is adapted to removably receive the electronic device therein and a attachment means located at the back of the holder for attaching the holder to an object. The holder further includes a cavity formed therein at the bottom which is adapted to removably receive an external battery for said electronic device. The system may further comprise a portable external battery for said electronic device so that the electronic device can take advantage of the additional spare external power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Publication number: 20150055353
    Abstract: A luminaire having a housing with a column extending therefrom and a bracket secured to the column, the bracket having a body and two wings extending from opposing sides of the body, at least a portion of each wing extending in a direction at least partially away from the column. The mounting bracket allows installation of the luminaire to a structure, such as a ceiling or canopy, by inserting the luminaire column and bracket into an aperture in the structure from the underside of the structure. The aperture edge forces the wings to flex inward as the column advances through the aperture until the wings pass the aperture edge and spring outward to hold the luminaire to the structure. The mounting bracket thus facilitates quick attachment of the luminaire to the structure and allows attachment of additional mounting hardware to further secure the luminaire to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hutchens, John D. Boyer, Larry Akers, Eric Jon Mooar
  • Patent number: 8960616
    Abstract: Mounting clips and decorative mounting articles removably engage to vertically disposed mounting surfaces, such as rain gutter downspouts. The mounting clips support arms, hooks, plates, decorations, and brackets for display of banners, flags, security lights, decorative lights, etc., on a downspout or other comparable mounting surface. The mounting clips include a frame having arms with projections separated by channels configured for attachment to a profiled outer surface of the mounting surface. Decorative mounting articles include a rear section forming channels having inner sidewalls with engagement portions configured for direct attachment of the decorative mounting article to a profiled outer surface of the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gibbons Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Gibbons, Jeffrey S. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8955809
    Abstract: A mount bracket for use in a cabin air supply system for an aircraft has three legs extending from a cylindrical central bore and at a first axial end of the bracket. There are two legs at an opposed second axial end. A central leg is on the first axial end, and two of the legs are positioned at each of two lateral sides at first and second ends. The legs extend to feet. Strengthening legs connect feet at each of the lateral sides, and to the central leg foot. A thickness of the strengthening legs connected to the central leg is defined as a first dimension. A distance along the first axial end between a laterally outermost portion of the feet at each of the lateral sides is defined as a second dimension. A ratio of the first dimension to the second dimension is between 0.032 and 0.037.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Vignali, Brent J. Merritt
  • Patent number: 8955808
    Abstract: Support systems for supporting an item on railings of a deck or other structures are disclosed. According to an aspect, a support system is attached to the railings at one end and at least one more additional point. The other end of the support system extends outwardly from the railing to support an item, such as a torch, a lamp, a lantern, a candle, and a plant basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Terry A. Buschbach
  • Patent number: 8947979
    Abstract: A mounting block for fastening equipment such as a sonar transducer onto the hull or transom of a boat which consists of a flat body portion formed into a predetermined size and shape, the body further having a front face and a back face, the back face further having one or more channel grooves for retaining an adhesive, the channel grooves further having internal surfaces to provide mechanical grip to the hardened adhesive thereby preventing mechanical separation between sonar transducer or other equipment and the mounting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Scott E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8925880
    Abstract: The invention relates to an L-shaped fitting obtained after molding a composite material, including two portions defining an angle therebetween and having holes formed therein for connecting the two portions using an attachment device, and having side reinforcements in the form of brackets. At least one portion has a concave curved profile on the inner side of the fitting, and the hole(s), formed in the portion having a concave curved profile on the inner side are each formed along an axis radial to the curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SKF Aerospace France
    Inventor: Guy Valembois
  • Publication number: 20150001359
    Abstract: A removable accessory clip system for temporarily attaching at least one of a plurality of accessories to an object, particularly a vertical or horizontal post of a medical object, e.g., a walker, a cane, a wheelchair, a stretcher, or a medical device hanger. A flange assembly includes at least a first flange portion attachable to the object, and at least a second flange portion attachable to the first flange portion. A key-hole plate is removably attachable to the second flange portion via a snap-fit. The key-hole plate includes, attached thereto, accessory-holding structure for temporarily holding the at least one of the plurality of accessories. The snap-fit between the key-hole plate and the second flange portion enables the accessory clip to be assembled, attached to the object, removed, and reconfigured with another accessory-holding structure for holding a different accessory to the same or a different object, with use of a minimal number of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Dennis Catchings
  • Patent number: 8905364
    Abstract: A reinforcement assembly for a spacer fitting for a utility pole comprising a front plate and back plate assembly having a connection aperture located at a top portion of both the front and back plates. The connection apertures may be configured to have substantially the same diameter as an insulator aperture located on the spacer fitting. The connection apertures provide an attachment area for the reinforcement assembly to be attached to the spacer fitting. The reinforcement assembly may be attached to the spacer fitting at an insulator aperture for supporting a strand of insulators and/or transmission lines. The front and back plates also may each include a receiving aperture located at a bottom portion of both plates. The receiving apertures may be used to support insulators and/or transmission wires on a transmission or utility support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MDU Resources Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas U. Crary, II, Jerome A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8888066
    Abstract: An adjustable holder of a hydraulic brake device for a bicycle which is assembled on a steering tube and is located between a stem and a head part includes a holder, a first adjusting member and a second adjusting member. The holder has a fixing portion and a fastening portion defined at two ends thereof respectively. A hydraulic brake device is assembled to a bottom of the holder. The fastening portion has a fastening hole opened therethrough. The fastening hole sleeves onto the steering tube. One end of the first adjusting member and one end the second adjusting member are abutted against two ends of the fastening hole respectively. Therefore, an angle between the holder and the steering tube is adjustable, which corresponds to an elevation angle of the stein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ashima Ltd.
    Inventor: Wayne-Ian Moore
  • Patent number: 8876073
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a bracket assembly comprising a bridge which in turn comprises a central span, a wing attached to the central span, an arm receiving slot; and one or more anus comprising a central region and a flange, wherein said central region and said flange are connected by an offset; the bridge and said arm being adapted to be coupled together. In another embodiment, the present disclosure provides a joint comprising a first work piece and a second work piece; a bracket assembly comprising a bridge comprising a central span, having a wing extending from said central span at approximately equal angles, said bridge further comprising a arm receiving slot; and a arm comprising a central region connected by an offset to a flange, said arm further comprising a bridge receiving slot wherein said arm receiving slot and said bridge receiving slot engage thereby mating said bridge and said arm; and fastening means to connect the bracket assembly to said work pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: H. M. Richards, Inc.
    Inventor: James N. Richey
  • Publication number: 20140319295
    Abstract: A hanging device having a plurality of plates pivotally connected to one another. Each plate has at least one ball that extends outwardly from an edge of a plate and is received in at least one aligned socket in the edge of an adjacent plate. The ball frictionally engages the socket such that the plates maintain their position in relation to one another under a load, but are pivotal to one another under manual force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Roman Serebryakov
  • Patent number: 8870135
    Abstract: A universal hanger device mounts components of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) system within an architectural structure. The universal hanger device allows HVAC components such as duct members to be mounted in any position and/or configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Grubbs
  • Patent number: 8840075
    Abstract: Systems, assemblies, and devices for mounting an exercise apparatus to a door. More particularly, an exercise system is mounted to opposing corners of a door and directed diagonally across a door. A bracket engages the door corner and is oriented to directed tension members of the exercise system at a diagonal across a front surface of the door. The bracket includes a door mount for coupling the bracket to four surfaces of the door. The bracket includes an exercise device mount adapted to couple to tension members, pulleys, or other exercise devices. The exercise device mount defines a mounting axis that is non-parallel and non-perpendicular relative to a top edge surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ICON IP, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20140259970
    Abstract: A bracket for a building module. The bracket has a platform bearing a substantially planar surface, first and second sides appending from the platform away from the planar surface, and a bottom panel extending from the first side to the second side. Each of the first and second sides defines a proximal portion and a distal portion therealong. The distal portion of the first side is inwardly directed toward the distal portion of the second side. There is also a building module, a method for making a building module, and a method for constructing a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Darek SHAPIRO
  • Publication number: 20140268512
    Abstract: A bracket may be provided. The bracket may comprise a main plate comprising a bend. In addition, the bracket may comprise a slider plate configured to movably slide against the main plate. The slider plate may further comprise an offset that may be substantially parallel with the bend. The bracket may further comprise a charging device configured create a force in a direction from the offset to the bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: ChuanKeat Kho, Toan Chau