On Horizontal Rod Or Bar Patents (Class 248/214)
  • Patent number: 10779425
    Abstract: An electrical apparatus including a locking device for locking on an attachment rail, including a tab that is moveable along a first axis between a locking position and an unlocking position, a deformable blade which connects the tab to a central portion of the casing and which exerts a resilient return force on the tab, the tab including a locking member arranged in a side face of the tab projecting along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, the electrical apparatus comprising, on an inner face of the cover, a housing, the locking member being movable between a retained position inside the housing and a released position outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MERSEN FRANCE SB SAS
    Inventors: Laurent Aubert, Olivier Soumillon
  • Patent number: 10708550
    Abstract: A video monitoring system (20) includes a camera head (22, 62), including an infrared illumination source (76) and an image sensor (74). A mount (64, 102, 112) is configured to hold the camera head in a fixed location and orientation above a crib (24), so that the image sensor captures images of the crib and an intervention region (52) adjacent to the crib from a fixed perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: UDISENSE INC.
    Inventors: Assaf Glazer, Tor Ivry, Amir Katz, Amnon Karni, Mark Prommel, Pil Ho Chung, Marco Perry, Oscar Frias, Gal Shkedi
  • Patent number: 10640981
    Abstract: A non-slip roof attachment system for attaching structures to residential and commercial roofs without the use of penetrations to roofing shingles and sealing layers is described. The non-slip attachment system may be used to attach roof mounted systems such as solar panels. The non-slip attachment system also allows for the quick removal of such roof mounted systems rapidly and without the need for repair of penetrations. The non-slip attachment system uses, among other things, an array-stay retainer comprising a vertical member and a horizontal member. The horizontal member comprises a spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: John Granville Holt, Mark Anthony Holt
  • Patent number: 10645349
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring babies with cameras using a centralized computation and storage center that allows using visual output signals for computer vision and machine learning analysis and high-level reasoning of baby movements. The system comprises a camera located at a predefined working point above a baby's crib, and one or more communication networks between components of the system including a web-based network for in-depth computer vision and machine learning analysis of the visual output signals by an analysis server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: UdiSense Inc.
    Inventor: Assaf Glazer
  • Patent number: 10619807
    Abstract: The present gate light apparatus includes an adapter bracket having a front side and a rear side. On the front side, the bracket engages a housing having a motion detector, photo sensor, and light source. On the rear side, the bracket engages two support members of a gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Gary T. Schultze, Matthew A. Willms
  • Patent number: 10610017
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for installing or modifying the configuration of a pallet rack beam shelving system. A pallet rack assembly tool includes a mounting stub that is configured to be positioned below a cross member of a pallet rack system. A beam carrier is then operatively coupled to the mounting stub to place an upper support surface subjacent to a bottom edge of the cross member. The beam carrier includes upstanding beam stop extending forwardly from and above the upper support surface. The beam stop is configured to retain a released end of the cross member while the worker may attach or detach an opposite end of the cross member to or from the upright support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Paul Beadle
  • Patent number: 10604054
    Abstract: A portable condiment holder system, includes a portable condiment holder device with a container holder, a length-adjustable holder arm with a downward bent outer end, and optionally a lid; and a condiment container with a condiment, such that the outer part of the holder arm can be attached to a gap between an inner door casing and a windowpane of a door of a vehicle, such that the condiment container is stably positioned with convenient access to the condiment. Optionally, an accessory can be attached to the container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Zevon McCarter
  • Patent number: 10486302
    Abstract: A device for allowing work to be carried out on or about an object includes at least one gripping arrangement. The at least one gripping arrangement is configured to grip and traverse the object so as to reach a desired location on the object and to anchor the device thereto for allowing the work to be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: WHITE PUMA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Gary James Hayden
  • Patent number: 10490034
    Abstract: An indicator device includes a casing having rearward projecting elements from which coupling hooks extend. The device includes a downwardly facing window as well as two forwardly or upwardly extending windows. The device includes lights or lamps disposed adjacent the windows for generating status and/or warning signals. The device can be hooked onto a support such as a footboard of a hospital bed or placed on a floor with a window exposed. The window is able to direct light from the lighting elements to a surface such as a floor or footboard or other surface. This assists in a caregiver seeing light emanating from the device even when this is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Clive Goodfield, Julie Acosta, Bruce McNeil
  • Patent number: 10464204
    Abstract: A tool arm mount couples a tool arm to an aerial work platform. The tool arm mount includes a first mounting hook that hangs on a first rail of the aerial work platform and a second mounting hook that hangs on a second rail of the aerial work platform. The first mounting hook defines a first channel in which the first rail is received, and the second mounting hook defines a second channel in which the second rail is received. The first and second mounting hooks are coupled to a spine of the tool arm mount. The tool arm mount also includes a first lock that locks the first mounting hook to the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ekso Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Angold, James Lubin, Mario Solano, Chris Paretich, Tom Mastaler
  • Patent number: 10458820
    Abstract: Position sensor mounts for mounting one or more position sensors to one or more various fluid control valves and/or actuators for such valves. One such position sensor mount includes a base, a toggle clamp fixedly attached to the base, and an engagement assembly. The base has a mount for coupling to a position sensor and a first clamp jaw. The toggle clamp has a second clamp jaw that opposes the first clamp jaw. The toggle clamp automatically adjusts to provide a fixed clamping force at different distances between the first clamp jaw and the second clamp jaw. The engagment assembly is carried by the second jaw and includes at least a first clamp pad having a distal end that directly faces the first clamp jaw and swivels relative to the second clamp jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Philip D. Nelson, Thomas A. Imsland
  • Patent number: 10433660
    Abstract: To provide a display tool and fixture having above-average strength. A fixture (10) having: a member (12) to be fixed; a support member (14) mounted to the member (12) to be fixed; and a holding member (16) which extends in a direction intersecting with the member (12) to be fixed, which is positioned so that one end thereof is supported by the support member (14) and so as to make contact with the undersurface of the member (12) to be fixed or so as to be below the member (12) to be fixed, and from which an article is hung and held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Little Studio Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10355401
    Abstract: The trailer wiring enclosure is adapted for use with a tongue. The tongue is configured for use in attaching a trailer to a tractor. The tongue further comprises a shaft, a hitch, and a pigtail. The pigtail forms an electrical connection with the electrical system of the tractor. The pigtail further comprises a cable and a plug. The trailer wiring enclosure is a container. The trailer wiring enclosure is a container that stores the pigtail such that the pigtail is protected from the weather. The trailer wiring enclosure comprises a primary tube, a capped tube, and a fastening structure. The primary tube is the container that stores the pigtail. The capped tube is a lid that encloses the primary tube. The fastening structure attaches the primary tube to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Billings
  • Patent number: 10313771
    Abstract: In a dropped ceiling assembly system elements are provided which include an elongate planar shelf held below an elongate spine. The shelf has lateral edges which can support edges of a ceiling tile resting thereon. This spine is configured to be held in position either adjacent to spines of other elements within a dropped ceiling or from above, such as by suspension wires passing through suspension holes in the spine. A compartment is provided on an underside of the shelf which is sized and shaped to receive and hold at least a portion of a loudspeaker therein. The loudspeaker mounting system is thus integrated into the shelf which also acts to hold ceiling tiles within a dropped ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: JLC-TECH IP, LLC
    Inventor: Silvio Porciatti
  • Patent number: 10306997
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a display apparatus for displaying product. The display apparatus includes a base tray having a plurality of ribs coupled to the base tray. The plurality of ribs are angled upward from a rear of the base tray towards a front of the base tray. Each rib includes a slot defined therein and a front angled portion. The display apparatus further includes a merchandiser tray carrier coupled to the base tray via the ribs. A merchandiser tray is disposed over the merchandiser tray carrier. A rail is coupled to the ribs such that it is flush with the front angled portions of the ribs, thereby defining an angle of display of product. Related methods of use of the display chassis are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ARRAY CANADA, INC.
    Inventors: Alexis Eizinas, Arthur E. Landi
  • Patent number: 10274110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of locking fasteners for pipes, in particular to an S-shaped locking fastener structure comprising a locking fastener body which is provided with a vertical fastening plate, wherein extension rods, through which the length of the fastening plate is adjusted, are connected in the middle of the fastening plate. The S-shaped locking fastener structure according to the present invention is convenient to assemble and disassemble, and can be fastened to the pipes without screw fixation. Moreover, the locking fastener has a wide application range, and angles of upper and lower edges thereof can be designed into multiple angles according to different needs, so that the angles for fastening a box body are diversified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Hsiao-Han Liu
  • Patent number: 10232217
    Abstract: An electronic gage supporting structure of an exercise apparatus includes a main body provided with a linearly extending groove track. The groove track is provided with a slidable first positioning member, which can be secured at any position along the groove track by a securing member. The main body is further provided with a second positioning member at a position facing the groove track, and the second positioning member is arranged opposite the first positioning member. The first positioning member has a first side facing the second positioning member and provided with a first positioning groove. The second positioning member has a second side facing the first positioning member and provided with a second positioning groove. The first and the second positioning members define a positioning space therebetween in which an object can be secured, with the object being positioned jointly by the first and the second positioning grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BH Asia Ltd.
    Inventor: Fu Hai Lin
  • Patent number: 10165230
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring babies with cameras using a centralized computation and storage center that allows using visual output signals for computer vision and machine learning analysis and high-level reasoning of baby movements. The system comprises a camera located at a predefined working point above a baby's crib, and one or more communication networks between components of the system including a web-based network for in-depth computer vision and machine learning analysis of the visual output signals by an analysis server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: UdiSense Inc.
    Inventor: Assaf Glazer
  • Patent number: 10155618
    Abstract: Embodiments of an air hose accessory storage apparatus are described herein. Various embodiments may include a hose clamp, an accessory mount, a housing, and one or more accessory fittings. The accessory mount may be connected to the hose clamp. The housing may be connected to one or more of the hose clamp and the accessory mount. The housing may include at least one fixed segment, at least one articulating segment, and one or more hinges connecting the articulating segment and the fixed segment. The one or more accessory fittings may correspond to one or more air hose accessories. The one or more accessory fittings may be connected to the accessory mount, the housing, or both. The housing may enclose the accessory fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Joe Fox, Jerome Miles, Corey Webb
  • Patent number: 10145116
    Abstract: A non-slip roof attachment system for attaching structures to residential and commercial roofs without the use of penetrations to roofing shingles and sealing layers is described. The non-slip attachment system may be used to attach roof mounted systems such as solar panels. The non-slip attachment system also allows for the quick removal of such roof mounted systems rapidly and without the need for repair of penetrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: John Granville Holt, Mark Anthony Holt
  • Patent number: 10137948
    Abstract: A vehicle track assembly includes a track framework including a frame structure, a drive drum, and a plurality of idler wheels supported by the frame structure. A drive track is arranged about and cooperatively engages the plurality of idler wheels and the drive drum. An adjustable ski is connected to the framework. The ski may extend forward of the track. An adjustable rearward extending ski may extend rearward of a track assembly. An indicator pole is coupled to the assembly to provide an indication of the angle of rotation of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: David Owen Mattson
  • Patent number: 10107477
    Abstract: A street light includes a pole and a head attached to the pole. The head includes a light emitting element comprising a plurality of solid state light emitting devices, an optical element, and a reflector configured to reflect light emitted by the solid state light emitting devices to the optical element to produce a light distribution pattern from the head. The light emitted from the solid state emitting devices may be Lambertian patterned light. The Lambertian patterned light may be used to illuminate the reflector. The reflector may be used to transform the Lambertian patterned light to collimated light and direct the collimated light towards the optical element. The optical element may be configured to produce the light distribution pattern from the collimated light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BRIDGELUX INC.
    Inventors: Keith Scott, Todd Farmer
  • Patent number: 10099768
    Abstract: A telescoping aircraft door is disclosed having first and second panels that slide relative to one another to extend and retract as the door closes and opens, respectively. The first panel is hinged to the door frame in a traditional manner, and the second panel is fixed to the door frame by a linkage that limits the arc of the second panel. By selecting the location and length of the linkage, the relative movement of the two panels can be predictably controlled to reduce the depth of the door when closed and the length of the door when opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin C. Christenson, Graydon E. Loar
  • Patent number: 10004964
    Abstract: A suspension basketball board has a backboard, a basketball hoop, and at least one hanging device. Each of the at least one hanging device has a hanger, at least one clamping panel, a mounting hole, a first joint, and a second joint. The at least one clamping panel connects to the hanger and is resilient relative to the hanger. The mounting hole is formed through the top panel of the hanger. The first joint is mounted between the connecting panel and the top panel of the hanger. The second joint is mounted between the top panel and the back panel of the hanger. Accordingly, the suspension basketball board can be horizontally and stably mounted on a door of any thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Jiao Hsiung Industry Corp.
    Inventor: Keng-Fong Chu
  • Patent number: 9985422
    Abstract: Universal pole mounting assemblies and kits for mounting enclosures, such as electrical enclosures, to poles, such as utility poles is provided. Each pole mounting assembly includes a pair of arms, a mounting member and a pole mounting member. The pair of arms can be adjusted to fit the width of an enclosure to use existing mounting holes in the enclosure. The mounting member can be secured to the arms and can mate with the pole mounting member either after the pole mounting member is secured to a pole or before the pole mounting member is secured to a pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Drew Aaron Jett, Donald Wayne Nicholas, III
  • Patent number: 9976336
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a telescoping panel door for an aircraft compartment includes a first panel configured for hinged connection to a surface of a door frame, a second panel, and a linkage fixing a distance that the second panel can extend from the door frame, where the second panel is configured for connection to the door frame via the linkage. The door operates such that, in a closed position, the second panel is extended from an interior of the first panel, the first and second panels cooperate to completely cover an opening defined by the door frame, and the linkage is generally parallel to the plane defined by the door frame. In an open position, the second panel is retracted into the interior of the first panel by operation of the linkage and the first and second panels are nested to reduce a distanced spanned by the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin C. Christenson
  • Patent number: 9920984
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus is provided in which items to be cooled may be vertically stacked on each other in a state in which the items to be cooled are laid out or laid on their sides. When the items to be cooled are vertically stacked in the cooling apparatus, a problem in that an upper space of the cooling apparatus is not utilized may be solved to efficiently utilize an inside of a refrigerator or a back surface of a door. Also, a problem in that capacity within the refrigerator is reduced when the items to be cooled are horizontally received may be solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heejun Lee, Younseok Lee, Junsoo Han
  • Patent number: 9883267
    Abstract: In a dropped ceiling assembly system elements are provided which include an elongate planar shelf held below an elongate spine. The shelf has lateral edges which can support edges of a ceiling tile resting thereon. This spine is configured to be held in position either adjacent to spines of other elements within a dropped ceiling or from above, such as by suspension wires passing through suspension holes in the spine. A compartment is provided on an underside of the shelf which is sized and shaped to receive and hold at least a portion of a loudspeaker therein. The loudspeaker mounting system is thus integrated into the shelf which also acts to hold ceiling tiles within a dropped ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Silvio Porciatti
  • Patent number: 9801361
    Abstract: A system for maintaining the health of captive fish in a mobile environment, comprising a live well for containing fish in a fluid medium, a plurality of thermoelectric coolers affixed to the live well, and a thermometric rheostat for controlling a direct current applied to the thermoelectric coolers, and a method for maintaining a consistent temperature comprising the steps of setting an initial temperature, applying a current to thermoelectric coolers, reading a new temperature, and adjusting the current based at least in part on the new temperature reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Donald J Baker
  • Patent number: 9733036
    Abstract: Securing mechanisms are provided for various applications. As consistent with one or more embodiments, first and second securing mechanisms respectively couple to a surface and an object to be secured. The first securing mechanism includes a device interface that secures a first portion of a device, and includes a rigid protrusion having a concave surface and a flexible structure coupled to the rigid protrusion and configured and arranged to flexibly secure the device via the concave surface. A first surface interface mitigates movement of the first securing mechanism and the first portion of the securable device relative to a surface. The second securing mechanism includes a device interface that secures a second portion of the securable device relative to the second securing mechanism, and a second surface interface that mitigates movement of the second securing mechanism and the second portion of the securable device, relative to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Evergreen Asset Management, LLC
    Inventors: David Sumner Tucker, Jerry Dean Boggess
  • Patent number: 9697753
    Abstract: A main body of a label holder is made of an opaque material and includes a main panel having a top end, a bottom end and a plurality of bends that define the main panel into a plurality of sections. The sections include a first substantially vertical section having a front facing surface that is spaced behind a front facing surface of a second substantially vertical section by a depth of a substantially horizontal section. A sign sleeve is at least partially made of a transparent material and is coupled to the front facing surface of the first substantially vertical section. The sign sleeve is located between the front facing surface of the first substantially vertical section and a plane that is in alignment with the front facing surface of the second substantially vertical section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Erin L. Zobel, Nicholas C. Juric
  • Patent number: 9579529
    Abstract: Various adaptor configurations are provided that allow newly mandated replacement oxygen modules to replace oxygen generators in the same containers that are currently used in aircraft lavatories. The replacement modules and oxygen generators differ in terms of overall interface dimension, geometries and weights. The adaptors enable replacement modules to be mounted without, or with only minimal, modification of the oxygen containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Lee Schrader, Kenneth Michael Murta, Mark Wesley McLelland
  • Patent number: 9545349
    Abstract: There is provided a bedrail mount (10) for detachably attaching an object (30) to a bed rail (40) of a bed. The bedrail mount comprises a U shaped bracket for positioning over a bedrail. One leg (70) of the U shaped bracket comprises a U shaped recess (20) which, when the bedrail mount rotates, receives the bed rail and prevents the bedrail mount from further rotating and getting detached from the bed rail. The object is attached to the other leg (60) of the U shaped bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Roman Oliver Kalka, Stefan Melles
  • Patent number: 9530080
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring babies with cameras using a centralized computation and storage center that allows using visual output signals for computer vision and machine learning analysis and high-level reasoning of baby movements. The system comprises a camera located at a predefined working point above a baby's crib, and one or more communication networks between components of the system including a web-based network for in-depth computer vision and machine learning analysis of the visual output signals by an analysis server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute
    Inventor: Assaf Glazer
  • Patent number: 9512961
    Abstract: A mounting system may be provided. The mounting system may comprise a first device mounting bracket. In addition, the mounting system may comprise a plurality of first device mounting bracket fasteners attached to the first device mounting bracket. A second device mounting bracket may also be included that may attach to ones of the plurality of first device mounting bracket fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: ChuanKeat Kho, Steven A. Granzella
  • Patent number: 9496943
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for relaying data. An exemplary device includes a mast having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defining a cavity; an antenna disposed within the cavity; and a radio housing engageable with a utility structure by a mounting bracket fastened to the radio housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Edward C. Parish, James Ola Williams, David Edwin Splitz
  • Patent number: 9439527
    Abstract: A hanger for hanging an article from a supporting surface is described. The hanger comprises a base body which includes a vertical axis which, when the base body is disposed on the supporting surface, extends substantially perpendicular to the supporting surface; a catch configured to catch a portion of a handbag for hanging therefrom; an arm connected at one end to the base body and at the other end to the catch, the arm operatively connected to the base body so as to swing about the vertical axis between a stowed position wherein the catch is disposed adjacent a perimeter of the base, and a deployed position wherein the catch is spaced from the base so that it hangs downwardly from the base to support the handbag below the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Global Shopping Network Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephane Kljajic
  • Patent number: 9380891
    Abstract: A storage armoire includes a back frame assembly configured to provide a storage space, a front frame assembly rotatably coupled to the back frame assembly so that the front frame assembly is pivotal about a portion of the back frame assembly and first and second over-the-door hangers. The first and second over-the-door hangers have hook portions that fit over a top of a door, mounting portions mounted to a back of the back frame assembly and arms extending between the mounting portions and the hook portions. The hook portions are spaced apart from each other on the door at a distance that is greater than a distance that the mounting portions that are mounted to the back of the back frame assembly are spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine R. Wittenberg, Sarah E. Wray, Jordan A. Hinkley, Bradley S. Kerl, Jason A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9360280
    Abstract: An assembly for use in a shield includes a protective panel, protective panel securing hardware and an adjustable mount. The protective panel is ballistic-resistant and/or blast resistant. The protective panel securing hardware secures the protective panel to the adjustable mount and to extend in an upwards direction from the adjustable mount. The adjustable mount is structured and sized to be securable on top of shield bases having a plurality of alternative geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Defenshield, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Collins White, John Kleniatis, Matthew McAllister
  • Patent number: 9281778
    Abstract: A mounting bracket assembly comprises a flexible body including at least one top member and a flexible angled bottom member connected to the top member. The flexible body defines a beam insertion aperture between the top member and the bottom member. The mounting bracket assembly further comprises at least one clamp attached to the top member. The mounting bracket assembly may further comprise a threaded rod running through the at least one top member and a clamping nut securing the threaded rod to the top member such that rotating the clamping nut compresses the top member and grounds an electricity generating device such as a photovoltaic module. The mounting bracket assembly may further comprise an integral grounding device disposed adjacent the top member to electrically ground the electricity generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Array Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Corio, John N. Williamson, Kaleb W. McLane
  • Patent number: 9276333
    Abstract: A terminal block includes a terminal block body, an engaging member, an elastic member, and a hook member. The terminal block body includes left and intermediate blocking portions. The engaging member is slidably provided on the terminal block body and includes a clawed operating portion, a connecting portion connected to the operating portion, and a stop block provided on the operating portion in order to be blocked by the left blocking portion. A blocking portion is formed where the connecting portion and the operating portion are connected. The elastic member is provided in the operating portion and pressed between the intermediate blocking portion and the blocking portion. The hook member includes an upper end movably connected to the connecting portion, a hooked lower end, and a pivotal connecting portion located therebetween and pivotally connected to the terminal block body. The terminal block is space-saving and features increased convenience of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 9273821
    Abstract: A positioning device working with a fixer for handheld, portable, mobile devices includes a securing member coupled to the fixer that serves to hold a mobile device in position. The securing member has a locking unit and a first connecting portion for engaging with the fixer. The securing member can secure the fixer onto an external article with the locking unit securing the securing member to the external article, so as to rapidly, removably suspend the mobile device at a nearby handrail. Thereby, the mobile device is strongly positioned over the external article by the locking unit and prevented from swinging or being displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Chau-Lun Chang
  • Patent number: 9125505
    Abstract: A holding sleeve for use with a cup, the cup having a top end and an outer wall and comprising a substantially flat longitudinal and continuous elongated strip. The strip has a first end and a second end. The first end is spaced apart and distant from said second end. Attachment means is on at least either the first end or the second end for connecting the first end to the second end to form a hollow band. The band has a top edge, an inside surface and an outside surface. The band has mounting means on the band for positioning the band onto the cup where the top edge of the band is proximal to the top end of the cup and the inside surface of the band is contiguous to the sidewall of the cup to provide a snug fit between the band and the sidewall. At least one moveable tab on the top edge of the band. The tab has a top part and a bottom part. The top edge of the band has the shape of a first arc and the bottom part of the tab has the shape of a second arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey M Morris, David C Wheeler
  • Patent number: 9033634
    Abstract: A round rod guide (10) for mounting a stud bolt attached to a container side includes a plastic body, the stud bolt shaft (30) of the stud bolt being insertable onto and attachable to the plastic body. The plastic body has in its interior a channel (35) for receiving the stud bolt shaft (30) and on its free end, a receiving opening (19) for insertion of a round rod. The plastic body is formed as two parts with a first, cup-shaped base part (11) and with a second insertion part (16) insertable into the cup-shaped base part (11) in at least two different insertion positions that are rotated relative to one another at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EMKA BESCHLAGTEILE GMBY & CO., KG
    Inventor: Joerg Skopnik
  • Publication number: 20150108303
    Abstract: The general purpose of the new bracket assembly is to provide a simple, yet versatile and adaptable, mechanism for restricting the movement of loaded pallets on and off pallet racks and within any level of pallet rack bay. In general, the bracket assembly converts a horizontal pallet rack beam into a “load stop” by securing the horizontal beam to the back of the pallet rack such that it prevents damage to walls from otherwise protruding forklifts, pallets and other devices that might be used to load and position pallets onto pallet racks. The new adaptable U-shaped bracket assembly provides a lightweight solution to pallet rack load stops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: ROBERT M. CONSAUL
  • Patent number: 8998155
    Abstract: A threaded rod hanger has quick lock plunger mechanism that includes plunger pieces within a tapered hole in a housing. The plunger pieces have tapered outer surfaces. A spring within the housing presses the plunger pieces toward the narrow end of the bore, with the spring located between the plunger pieces and a back plate that closes off part of a wide end of the tapered bore. The plunger pieces have internally threaded surfaces that engage threads on a threaded rod that is inserted into the bore, between the plunger pieces. Once the threaded rod has been inserted between the plunger pieces and released, the plunger pieces are pushed toward the narrow bore end. This causes the plunger pieces to press inward, automatically causing the internal plunger half threads to engage the external threads on the threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael H.-S. Oh
  • Publication number: 20150092383
    Abstract: A mounting bracket assembly comprises a flexible body including at least one top member and a flexible angled bottom member connected to the top member. The flexible body defines a beam insertion aperture between the top member and the bottom member. The mounting bracket assembly further comprises at least one clamp attached to the top member. The mounting bracket assembly may further comprise a threaded rod running through the at least one top member and a clamping nut securing the threaded rod to the top member such that rotating the clamping nut compresses the top member and grounds an electricity generating device such as a photovoltaic module. The mounting bracket assembly may further comprise an integral grounding device disposed adjacent the top member to electrically ground the electricity generating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Array Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Corio, John N. Williamson, Kaleb W. McLane
  • Publication number: 20150090049
    Abstract: A flow imaging and monitoring system for synchronized management of wide area drainage that includes an interposer for supporting monitoring and management equipment in a manhole, a module for illuminating water flowing in pipes at the base of the manhole, a module for monitoring responses to reflected light, a sealed and rechargeable battery pack, and a data analysis and management system to interpret data streams in real time. The interposer can be adjusted to fit the diameter of the manhole and can be adjusted to be placed under the manhole cover. The module for illuminating the flowing water can be adjusted to generate various frequencies. The support structures for the modules can be adjusted for varying pitch, roll and yaw with respect to the manhole. The data analysis and management system is supported by cloud computing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Urbanalta Technology
    Inventors: Ruben KERTESZ, Daniel J. MURRAY, JR., MICHAEL BOLAN, RYAN ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 8985535
    Abstract: An attachment assembly and a method of mounting a traffic control device to a mast arm are provided. The assembly includes a first attachment device having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface and a second attachment device having a first surface and a second surface. The second attachment device is operably connectable to the first attachment device so that the first surface of the first attachment device and the second surface of the second attachment device face each other and are spaced apart from each other. The attachment assembly also includes a cable operably connected the second attachment device and connectable to the mast arm so that the first surface of the second attachment device faces the mast arm and a portion of the cable is positionable between the first surface of the first attachment device and the second surface of the second attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert E. Townsend, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8987264
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula I, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts, as well as compositions containing these compounds, have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and may be useful in treating those infected with HCV:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Tao Wang, Zhiwei Yin, Paul Michael Scola