Post Or Column Attached Patents (Class 248/218.4)
  • Patent number: 10337541
    Abstract: A device for securing an element on a pipe, the device comprising: a compensating member made from elastic material, and two strands that each extend between a first end secured to the compensating member and a second free end; where the strands are able, by junction of the second ends, to form a strap provided to secure the element to the pipe. The compensating member is, on the one hand, stretchable when the device is tightened around the pipe and, on the other hand, gradually shrinkable over time to keep the strap taut when the pipe shrinks. The device may be incorporated in an assembly including an element provided to be secured to the pipe with the device. The assembly may be incorporated in an installation including a pipe. In addition, a method for implementing such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Hervé Courbis
  • Patent number: 10316989
    Abstract: A multi-pipe suspension system comprises a multi-pipe trapeze hanger having a first member, a second member arranged perpendicular to the first member, the second member having a first pair of openings and a second pair of openings, a first cradle and a second cradle arranged along the first member, a first ledge projecting perpendicularly from the first cradle configured to support a first pipe, a second ledge projecting perpendicularly from the second cradle configured to support a second pipe, a third ledge located between the first and second ledges and including a third opening, the second member including a mounting rod guide, a mounting rod arranged to pass through the third opening and mounting rod guide, a system clamp attached to an upper end of the mounting rod and a pipe strap constructed to support a third pipe attached to a lower end of the mounting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Bryan Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10247355
    Abstract: A telescopic pole mounting system is provided. The system comprises an adjustable spacer, a first end of the spacer coupled to a bracket and a clamp that partially encircles a vertical pole, ends of the clamp attached to the bracket. The system also comprises a cup attached to the spacer, movement of the cup causing one of expansion and contraction of the spacer. The system also comprises a telescopic pole that attaches to the cup, and raises and lowers the coupled clamp, spacer, and cup when the clamp is in loosened state. The telescopic pole also turns the cup in a first direction to expand the spacer and push the bracket away from the vertical pole, thus tightening the clamp about the vertical pole. The telescopic pole also turns the cup in a second direction to contract the spacer, thus loosening the clamp about the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Terry Lee
  • Patent number: 10164566
    Abstract: A system and method for a photovoltaic (PV) module is disclosed that includes a microinverter assembly having a housing disposed on an inactive surface of a PV panel and a microinverter disposed within the housing. The PV module also includes a mounting bracket having a central bracket portion coupled to a frame of the PV panel, a first extension portion extending from the central bracket portion and coupled to the housing, a second extension portion extending from the central bracket portion and positioned on the inactive side of the PV panel, and a third extension portion located above the second extension portion and extending from the central bracket portion. At least one of the second and third extension portions is in contact with an inner wall of the frame of the PV panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Philip Michael Cioffi, Mohammed Agamy
  • Patent number: 10106947
    Abstract: Concrete wall supports that reduce or eliminate wall movement due to exterior horizontal forces. One support is a bracket mounted to a floor joist with a plate extending below the top of the wall and two legs extending from the plate and attaching to the joist. One leg is above the concrete wall on one horizontal side of the plate, and the other leg is on the opposite side of the plate. Another support has a plate that extends below the top of the wall with two legs on opposite sides of the joist above the wall. A leg attaches to the lower edge of the joist. A support against shear forces includes a highly water permeable aggregate composite disposed in the voids of the wall, with a supportive strip that is enclosed in the aggregate composite and extends out of the voids to the face of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Nationwide Reinforcing, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven E. Morton, Robert R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10024492
    Abstract: A mounting bracket assembly for supporting a traffic control device on a mast arm or pole. The bracket includes a first clamp adapted to removably attach to the mast arm or pole or other elongate support, and is designed to be positioned vertically or horizontally. A second clamp is removably attachable to a strut member, such as a strut channel or tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Pelco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kennith E. George, Angela R. Stussi
  • Patent number: 9939602
    Abstract: A mounting system for suspending an enclosure from an aerial strand at a location near a pole is disclosed. The mounting system includes a hanger arrangement configured to clamp to the aerial strand with the enclosure hung below the aerial strand at a location where a center of gravity of the enclosure is laterally offset from the aerial strand such that a weight of the enclosure generates torque about the aerial strand. The mounting system includes a rod for securement to the hanger arrangement and to the pole for transferring the torque generated by the weight of the enclosure from the hanger arrangement to the pole such that the enclosure is prevented from rotating about the aerial strand toward a position where the center of gravity of the enclosure is located directly beneath the aerial strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Barry Wayne Allen
  • Patent number: 9909278
    Abstract: Concrete wall supports that reduce or eliminate wall movement due to exterior horizontal forces. One support is a bracket mounted to a floor joist with a plate extending below the top of the wall and two legs extending from the plate and attaching to the joist. One leg is above the concrete wall on one horizontal side of the plate, and the other leg is on the opposite side of the plate. Another support has a plate that extends below the top of the wall with two legs on opposite sides of the joist above the wall. A leg attaches to the lower edge of the joist. A support against shear forces includes a highly water permeable aggregate composite disposed in the voids of the wall, with a supportive strip that is enclosed in the aggregate composite and extends out of the voids to the face of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nationwide Reinforcing, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven E. Morton, Robert R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9893410
    Abstract: An antenna mounting apparatus (10) in which an antenna bracket (32) can be rotated relative to a mount (20) in an azimuth direction and is selectively, automatically locked in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Fasmetrics S.A.
    Inventor: Dimitris Kolokotronis
  • Patent number: 9861848
    Abstract: A leak detection assembly includes a leak detection sensor mountable on a surface of a component of a water infrastructure system; and a communications device mountable on the component, the leak detection sensor connected to the communications device, the communications device including an antenna, wherein the communications device is a component of an infrastructure monitoring system. A leak detection system includes a component of a water infrastructure system; a leak detection sensor mounted on a surface of the component; and a communications device positioned in proximity to the component and connected to the leak detection sensor, the communications device including an antenna, wherein the communications device is a component of an infrastructure monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory E. Hyland, Robert Paul Keefe, Marietta Edmunds Zakas, Clayton Robert Barker, III
  • Patent number: 9840848
    Abstract: A handrail mounting assembly comprises an adjustable bracket and an orientable bracket arm connected to a handrail seat. The adjustable bracket comprises two mating components that surround a post and lock together using fasteners extending through aligned openings in the two mating components. A bracket arm connected to the handrail seat includes an extending opening that aligns with a threaded opening in the adjustable bracket for receiving a fastener to connect the bracket arm to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: John F. Cleavenger, II
  • Patent number: 9788092
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a piece of furniture, particularly an adjustable bed, having a speaker system. The bed includes a base having an outer peripheral edge. At least one speaker is mounted to the base of the piece of furniture, typically to the legs. The at least one speaker is mounted to face outwards from a center portion of the bed. The at least one speaker is mounted inboard of the outer peripheral edge of the base of the bed so as to conceal the speakers from a top view. The speaker system may also be used with various other pieces of furniture such as couches, chairs, tables, etc. A subwoofer may also be mounted to the base of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ASCION, LLC
    Inventors: Martin B. Rawls-Meehan, Jacob Michael Lalinsky, Jeffrey Tu
  • Patent number: 9783950
    Abstract: A retrofit reinforcing structure addition and method for an existing gravity spread foundation for a wind turbine or the like having a central pedestal and a spread section is provided. The retrofit structure addition includes a collar formed around the pedestal of the spread foundation. The collar is formed by a shape sustaining member, such as a CMP, placed around the pedestal to define an annular ring between the CMP and the pedestal that is filled with cementitious material. Radial bolts extend horizontally through the collar and into the side of the pedestal. Soil and/or rock anchor bolts extend vertically through the collar, the spread portion of the foundation and into the underlying soil and/or rock substrate. The radial and anchor bolts are post-tensioned to ensure that the cementitious material of the collar remains in compression and the bolts are always in static tension, strengthening the original gravity spread foundation and extending the fatigue life thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Allan P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 9777910
    Abstract: An LED light fixture includes an integrally formed unitary housing having a first portion and second portion laterally adjacent to one another. The first and second portions at least partially define separate illuminating and wiring compartments. The illuminating compartment houses a plurality of light emitting diodes and a reflector. The illuminating compartment is partially defined by a frame and a lens mounted to the first portion of the housing. The wiring compartment has at least one wall defined by a door. The door is pivotably attached to the housing. A driver for the plurality of light emitting diodes is mounted to the door for movement with the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Atlas Lighting Products, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Samuel Hunt, III, James H. Bennett, Scott T. Ellingson, Cheng S. Chang
  • Patent number: 9777909
    Abstract: A security light system for a fence includes a security light having a light module with an LED, a hat overlying the LED for reflecting light, a junction box having an interior compartment containing an LED driver for controlling operation of the LED, the junction box including a front end having a front opening and a rear end opposite the front end, and a front cover plate covering the front opening. The security light includes an extension tube having an upper end secured to the light module and a lower end secured to the junction box, a clamp assembly for securing the junction box to a fence post, and an offset bracket positioned between a rear end of the junction box and the fence post for spacing the junction box from the fence post which, in turn, spaces the hat from the fence post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Mind Head LLC
    Inventors: David M. Beausoleil, Paul Eugene Britt
  • Patent number: 9742053
    Abstract: The disclosure describes installing an antenna canister in a portion of a concealed antenna pole at a location that is below a top of the pole while the antenna pole is erect and associated components to facilitate the procedure, as well as multi-piece vertical rods, pole mounting bracket assemblies and retrofit kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TowerCo Staffing, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Caldwell, Michael L. Lassiter
  • Patent number: 9743501
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic (“PV”) modules are described. A saddle bracket has a mounting surface to support one or more PV modules over a tube, a gusset coupled to the mounting surface, and a mounting feature coupled to the gusset to couple to the tube. A grounding washer has a first portion to couple to a support; and a second portion coupled to the first portion to provide a ground path to a PV module. A PV system has a saddle bracket; a PV module over the saddle bracket; and a grounding washer coupled to the saddle bracket and the PV module. Saddle brackets can be coupled to a torque tube at predetermined locations. PV modules can be coupled to the saddle brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: John Ciasulli, Jason Jones
  • Patent number: 9711846
    Abstract: Improved radio-transparent communication tower panel security devices that can be easily mounted to and strapped around the cover panels of communication towers, including flag-supporting cellular communication towers, so as to band and secure the cover panels thereto and prevent them from falling off in high winds and/or other adverse weather conditions, while preventing wear and tear of flags and their lanyards. Preferably, the communication tower panel security device employs a flexible plastic tubing assembly and a connecting/tensioning assembly having first and second connector modules for safely securing radiation-transparent panels covering antenna service bays of a wireless telecommunication tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher C. Dundorf, Patrick Melvin, David M. Dundorf
  • Patent number: 9604784
    Abstract: A system for maintaining a minimum separation between pallets positioned on racks. The system comprising a double back stop. The stop includes: a first and a second back stop configured to prevent lateral movement of the pallets beyond the back stops, the back stops defining a minimum separation between the pallets; and a middle section connecting the back stops includes a vertical cross-member; and one or more of the following: a clip forming a channel affixed to the double back stop, and/or a web affixed to the double back stop, and/or member affixed to the double back stop, and/or a slot in the double back stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin McAuliffe
  • Patent number: 9554099
    Abstract: A multifunctional security and surveillance and lighting apparatus which takes the appearance of a prior art conventional lighting apparatus to discretely observe an area. The device has an optical video camera, a computer, an infrared detector, a motion detector, and a speaker. The device communicates the output of its various sensors to a remote server. The device further has a high output lighting apparatus, which apparatus is smaller than prior art conventional high intensity discharge lamps, allowing the housing to store surveillance equipment while still appearing similar to a prior art conventional housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Herbert L. Dursch
  • Patent number: 9397491
    Abstract: An electrical installation bracket includes a body that may telescope to allow the length of the bracket to be changed to accommodate installation in different configurations, for example to accommodate different spacing between mounting studs. The bracket has rails on a face that allow an electrical box to be positioned, by sliding, at any of a variety of locations along the length of the body. The body has holes in it for securing the box to the bracket at a desired location along the body, with a front of the box for example protruding through an opening in the body. The body includes ears on opposite sides of the opening, with mounting holes for mounting the bracket to studs or other structure (or other hardware or devices). The electrical installation bracket advantageously provides more flexibility in placement of electrical boxes, with pre-prepared holes available for securing boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Mary Ellen Birli, Ronald Adam Jones, Raymond Scott Laughlin, Raymond Michael Olle
  • Patent number: 9320342
    Abstract: An improved bottle, retaining device and associated elements for carrying items is disclosed. The retaining device is adapted for holding a container (or containers) or other items; the retaining device being adapted to affix the container by way of the retaining device to a person or a personal item so ready access is provided for the held container/item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Amphipod, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith S. Willows, June A. Angus, Antonio Del Rosario
  • Patent number: 9252479
    Abstract: A cellular communications antenna mast assembly (300) comprising a first component (332) having a longitudinal axis and a first profile oriented perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, a second component (330) arranged to engage the first profile so as to engage the first mast component and second mast component to constrain relative rotation thereof about the longitudinal axis, and to provide a datum transfer between the mast components, having only one orientation in which they can be engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: FASMETRICS S.A.
    Inventor: Dimitris Kolokotronis
  • Patent number: 9246217
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism includes a base, a supporter, a connecting component and a jointing component. A slide slot is formed on the base. The supporter is pivotally connected to the base via a shaft. The connecting component is rotatably and slidably disposed on the slide slot on the base. A curved slot is formed on the connecting component. The jointing component is disposed on the supporter and slidably inserts to the curved slot on the connecting component. The connecting component slides relative to the supporter via the jointing component along a direction of the curved slot to simultaneously rotate the supporter relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Lan-Chun Yang, Ming-Chan Lee, Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Wei-Te Chien
  • Patent number: 9151108
    Abstract: A gate apparatus that includes a gate, an elongate member or gate base for the ends of the gate, and a stairway post adapter such that a wooden stairway post can serve as a base for a gate without harming the wood of the stairway post. The stairway post adapter includes a vertical or longitudinally running channel for receiving the gate base, a horizontally or laterally extending channel for receiving a strap, and a recess or receptor or face for confronting a section of a stairway post. The gate base includes an upper and lower eyelet. Each of the ends of the gate includes upper and lower pins for engaging the upper and lower eyelets of the gate bases. On the hinge side of the gate, the pins are relatively long and remain in the eyelets as the gate is lifted and swung. On the latch side of the gate, the pins are relatively short such that that latch side of the gate can be lifted and disengaged from the eyelets and then swung open. The gate is extendable and retractable in length, and is reversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Lyle H. Rogalla
  • Publication number: 20150143754
    Abstract: A holder for securing a leaf of hinge to a steel door frame has a first U-shaped housing part having two end walls, a bight wall connecting the two end walls, and respective mounting flanges projecting from the end walls and securable to the door frame. A complementarily second housing part defines a cavity with the first housing part and has a cover plate, a pair of end plates having outer faces bearing on inner faces of the end walls, and a front plate extending between the end plates from a front edge of the cover plate and formed with a cutout through which a hinge leaf can engage into the cavity. A clamp in the cavity can secure the hinge leaf extending through the cutout into the cavity. There is a snap connection between the front plate and the first housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Andre BULTSCHNIEDER, Ultich PELZ
  • Patent number: 9041555
    Abstract: Reinforcement devices and systems for holding a traffic control assembly in compression are provided. The traffic control assembly includes a traffic signal disconnect hanger and/or a traffic signal and a first span wire positioned above the traffic control assembly. In some embodiments, the reinforcement device includes an upper support device connected to the first span wire where the upper support device has a length that is greater than a width of the traffic control assembly and the upper support device is configured to spread the load of the traffic signal assembly to the first span wire. The reinforcement device includes a lower support device operably connected to the traffic signal, a first vertical support member, and a second vertical support member where the first and second vertical members are tensioned when the upper support device, the lower support device and the first and second vertical support members are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Robert E. Townsend, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9038973
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for electronic equipment support structures having an elongated main body, a mounting tab extending from a first edge of the main body, and first and second mounting arms extending from a second edge of the main body, opposite the first edge. The mounting tab has an aperture formed therethrough. The first mounting arm is positioned adjacent a first end of the main body and extends generally perpendicular to the main body and the mounting tab and the second mounting arm is positioned adjacent a second end of the main body, opposite the first end, and also extends generally perpendicular to the main body and the mounting tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Warmoth, Jonathan D. Walker, Brendan F. Doorhy
  • Patent number: 9022332
    Abstract: Clamp for clamping an article including a plurality of pads (10) which may be arranged in a circle around a support frame (90) and pivotally connected thereto by pivot arms (26) pivotable about an axis parallel to the axis of an article (92) to which the pads (10) are to be clamped. The pads (10) are supported on the arms (26) by ball-joints or universal joints (48) such as to ensure any off-center load L is passed through said pads (10) as a vertical load having no radial component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: ITI Scotland Limited
    Inventor: Kevan Frederick Stokes
  • Publication number: 20150115115
    Abstract: A horticultural cage includes a mesh enclosure attached to a frame by clips, with each clip including a portion that is released without damage from the frame, the mesh, or another portion of the clip, when the force applied by the mesh to the clip reaches a threshold limit, so that the clips can afterwards be re-engaged in the use position to re-suspend the mesh from the frame. The clips prevent weather damage to the frame and may be slidable along the frame for ease of access to plants within the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Harrod UK Limited
    Inventor: Alex Rocke
  • Publication number: 20150115117
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved retainer system for a mobile-telephony antenna and a mobile-telephony component, which is characterised inter alia, by the following features:—said mobile-telephony component (MK) is secured, on the carrier side, by a retainer system which is separate from the retainer device (11, 7) for said mobile-telephony antenna (MA),—the retainer system also comprises at least one carrier-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (17),—said mobile-telephony component (MK) comprises at least component-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (25),—an interface and/or separating point (X) or a pivoting and/or displacement plane (E) is formed between said carrier-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (17) and the respective component-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (25), and—when the associated fixture means are released, the mounted mobile-telephony component (MK) may be removed, with the component-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Mummert, Stefan Weber, Torsten Wulff, Joachim Grimm
  • Patent number: 9010703
    Abstract: A kit for mounting one or more appliances on a pole, the kit comprising a central ring for being mounted around a pole and having a through-hole, a fitting surface and a support surface, and a carrier having a base part and at least one support arm extending from said base part for supporting one or more appliances, wherein said base part is adapted to be fitted on said support surface and has a through-hole adapted for being fitted around said fitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Acronimus Technology, S.L.
    Inventors: Jose Tresserras Picas, Javier Viñas Garcia De Falces, Antonio Fargas Angrill
  • Publication number: 20150096165
    Abstract: An attachment bracket for attachment of a frame or structure to a supporting column regardless of the orientation of the frame relative to the supporting column is provided. A column element of the attachment bracket is configured to couple the attachment bracket to the supporting column. An optional frame element is attached to the column element and configured to couple the attachment bracket to the frame. A slot is defined in the column element. The attachment bracket is rotatable relative to the supporting column and a fastener can be inserted through the slot to fixedly attach the attachment bracket to the supporting column at the desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 8998156
    Abstract: A bracket for attaching a post to one or more fascia boards is provided. In one embodiment, the bracket comprises a flat top surface with openings sized to receive fasteners for attachment to the post. A back surface comprises openings sized to receive fasteners for attachment to the fascia boards. Two flanges extend substantially perpendicularly to both the top surface and the back surface. A cover is releasably attachable to the flanges. In another embodiment, the bracket comprises a top surface, a plurality of walls extending down from the top surface, and a plurality of angled faces extending from an edge of the walls. The top surface, the walls, and the angled faces form a semi-enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Peak Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Walker, Hou Jun (Frank) Fan
  • Publication number: 20150083875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a satellite antenna assembly and a mounting assembly to allow the satellite antenna assembly to be mounted to a support means which may be located on the vertical support surface of a wall of a building. The mounting assembly allows initial engagement of first and second portions of the mounting assembly so as to allow the weight of the satellite antenna assembly to be carried by the mounting assembly and thereby allow the operator greater freedom in performing further actions to achieve a second engagement condition of the first and second portions together and thereby secure the satellite antenna assembly in the fixed location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond Lloyd
  • Patent number: 8984834
    Abstract: An apparatus for reinforcing an upstanding utility/meter pole having a worn top includes an elongate brace adapted to bear against the pole near a top end of the pole. A washer plate is disposed in overlying relation to the elongate brace. A front support is secured to an opposite side of the pole by an elongate bolt that extends diametrically through the pole and is engaged by a nut to secure the brace and front support in sandwiching relation to the pole. A second embodiment reinforces a cross arm of a pole and a third embodiment ensleeves a pole at its uppermost end in a cylindrical body that serves as a prosthesis for a disintegrating pole top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: PLS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Butler
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150069196
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a slide assembly includes a side wall, an end wall, at least one installation member, a stop, and a resilient member. The end wall is substantially perpendicular to the side wall. The at least one installation member is connected to the end wall. The stop is pivotably connected to the side wall and includes a first portion and a middle portion which is connected to the first portion. The middle portion has a first end portion. The resilient member provides a force to the stop to position the first end portion of the stop to be located corresponding to the end wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8967564
    Abstract: A tree mount bracket having a threaded member and a fixture support member that are joined to one another. The threaded member includes a shaft with a tip and a head and external threads. The fixture support member has a housing that includes a cylindrical wall and a base wall that defines a base wall opening. The cylindrical wall also defines a wire slot for accommodating a wire. The fixture support member can be embodied as a side mounted fixture support member; two side mounted fixture support members; a fixture support plate; a fixture support assembly; and, a ball shaft and a tightening ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Philip A. Colarusso
  • Publication number: 20150048224
    Abstract: A device for supporting a television includes a compressible, adjustable length pole on which is slidably mounted a bracket. The pole includes first and second elongated members that are joined in a telescoping relationship. A pair of springs resiliently urges the first and second members apart and thereby enables the pole to be easily and reliably installed in a vertical orientation between the floor and ceiling of a room. The mounting bracket includes a flat plate to which the television is coupled and a pair of arms, the distal end of each arm being dimensioned for fitted insertion into a corresponding longitudinal side channel formed in the pole. As such, the mounting bracket is designed to be linearly displaced along the length of the pole and subsequently locked in place relative thereto. In this manner, the viewing height of a television mounted on the bracket can be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Emory Patterson
  • Publication number: 20150047173
    Abstract: A method and device for holding an electronic device, such as a suitably-equipped cellular phone, having a video recording feature, or simply a camera, at a desired elevation for filming or photographing. The device includes a frame for holding the electronic device and a vertical support serving as a monopod, such as a golf alignment stick. The frame may be a two-part adjustable frame comprising two interlocking, opposing, L-shaped elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: William A. Silva, Michael H. Maness, Ben S. Corley
  • Patent number: 8950723
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for securing a vertically disposed elongated cylindrical support member to a vertically disposed post or the like. The bracket assembly includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The upper bracket includes upper and lower plate members having uniquely designed openings formed therein. The lower bracket includes upper and lower plate members with the upper plate member of the lower bracket having a uniquely shaped opening formed therein. A clamping means is also provided on the lower plate member of the upper bracket and on the upper plate member of the lower bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: 5/4 Deckor, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fogelstrom, Leonard J. Hallowell
  • Patent number: 8943991
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a rope tender is rotatably affixed to the center pull on the tower to carry the rope over wakeboard racks. The rope tender is clamped to the center pull on the tower by a clamp. The rope is then pulled through an end loop on the rope tender and attached to the center pull on the tower. In one embodiment, the rope tender is looped one or more times in the middle to achieve a flexible, spring effect for the rope tender. The rope may also be pulled through the middle loop for support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Joe W. Snow, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150028173
    Abstract: A canopy organizer for organizing objects on an elongated and vertical support is provided. The organizer comprises a first fabric wall and a second fabric wall. Both walls are in contact with each other along the edges so as to form a pocket. Then, a filling is within the pocket formed by the first and second nylon walls and a flap is attached to the first wall along the length of the cover. The flap is configured to interface with a determined area along the opposite edge of the nylon wall. The organizer includes at least one fastener configured to hold the cover around a cylindrical object, wherein one of the two walls is an outside wall and the other is the inside wall. A plurality of attachment elements are attached to the outside wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. Randel, Jennifer B. Randel
  • Patent number: 8939144
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a solar array column cap that includes a body having an opening extending along a center axis from a bottom to a top, the opening configured to receive the vertical column such that the body surrounds the vertical column. The solar array column cap further includes an upper support surface configured to receive a horizontal beam, the upper support surface being located in a plane that is non-perpendicular with the center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Zuritis
  • Patent number: 8919584
    Abstract: A mounting frame for removeably mounting one or more electrical devices has a base, a mounting bracket and a plurality of platforms for mounting the electrical devices thereon. The mounting bracket has openings for engaging with mounting bolts on a utility pole or other support structure. The mounting frame is balanced and has an eye bolt for elevating the frame to the desired level on the support structure during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Steven A. Shaw, Thomas L. Stallings, Brent J. Ackermann, Harshavardhan M. Karandikar
  • Publication number: 20140367540
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a method and apparatus for use in management of medical intravenous pole assemblies. In one embodiment, an apparatus can be provided that is adapted for connection to a plurality of intravenous pole assemblies. The apparatus can be connected to a group of intravenous pole assemblies to define a group of connected intravenous pole assemblies. A force can be imparted to the group of connected intravenous pole assemblies for transport of the group of intravenous pole assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Adam C. GAAL, Bradford J. MORSE
  • Patent number: 8905249
    Abstract: Utilization of event drapery for visual aids, and similar purposes is facilitated by insertion of an intermediate support bar between vertically disposed and relatively spaced posts supported at their bottoms by base plates and secured at their tops by an upper support bar. A clamp, positionable and securable, at any one of a relatively infinite number of positions along each post, functions to secure support bar receivers in place which, in turn, receive respective ends of the intermediate support bar to facilitate disposition of the visual aid and further event drapery. A base plate supports a pair of vertical posts and facilitates positioning two sets of drapes back to back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: R. Dru Whitacre
  • 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