Plural Distinct Post Or Column Engaging Means Patents (Class 248/219.1)
  • Patent number: 10559203
    Abstract: A remote-controlled warning system embodying a light emitting device is provided. The systemic device may include an elongated member providing first and second pluralities of light-emitting outputs oriented in opposing directions, respectively. The elongated member extends from a conic base for increased visibility. Having a microprocessor configured to operate the first and second pluralities of light-emitting outputs at different intensities and patterns through a remote control raises the awareness of motorist beyond the immediate vicinity of the unsafe driving conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Bejian
  • Patent number: 10145289
    Abstract: An engine is provided with an exhaust gas treatment device which treats exhaust gas. The exhaust gas treatment device is provided with electric parts which detect a state of the exhaust gas purification device. The engine is provided with a cooling water circulation mechanism which circulates cooling water for the engine. Further, the electric parts are arranged in an outer side of the exhaust gas purification device on an extension in a longitudinal direction of the exhaust gas purification device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hokuto Kusaka, Kazuyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10107436
    Abstract: A method of securing a bracket arm to a cast section of a bracket for securement to inter alia a lighting column. The cast section comprises a main body and one or more extension sections extending from the main body. Each extension section has a lesser dimension than the main body such that a step is formed at the junction between the extension section and the main body and the distal end of the or each extension section has a concentric lip. The method comprises the steps of mounting the or each bracket arm over and along an associated extension section such that one end of the mounting arm abuts the step thereby providing a closed cavity bounded by the extension section, arm, step and lip; injecting structural adhesive through an aperture extending into the cavity; and allowing the adhesive to cure within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: THE ALUMINIUM LIGHTING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Paul Mason
  • 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 ViƱas Garcia De Falces, Antonio Fargas Angrill
  • 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: 8925882
    Abstract: A mount for a telemetry receiver having a data connector and used in conjunction with a cage for housing animals and having at least one wall. The mount includes a base plate and a pair of rails which are attached to the base plate. These rails are dimensioned to slidably receive opposed sides of the telemetry receiver. The base plate includes at least one opening aligned with the telemetry receiver data connector when the telemetry receiver is inserted between the rails. The opening is dimensioned to receive a data cable therethrough. A fastener then secures the base plate to the inside of the wall of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Dennis B. Miller
  • Patent number: 8863419
    Abstract: A weather-resistant, tear-resistant banner of polycarbonate material is mounted to a post or pole using a channel member and a bracket system that readily allows changing of seasonal banners. The polycarbonate die-cut banner is suspended along a single edge by the channel member which slides into the bracket. The bracket can be banded to virtually any post or pole regardless of shape or size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Howard Industries
    Inventors: Tonya Pace, Gary P Schneider
  • Patent number: 8833711
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for mounting a rack to a floor includes a bracket. The bracket includes a rack-mounting surface having at least one pair of rack-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the rack, and a floor-mounting surface extending from the rack-mounting surface. The floor-mounting surface has at least three pairs of floor-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert L. Fritz
  • Patent number: 8827216
    Abstract: A tool support system is disclose having a yoke; a plurality of concentric rings having at least one ring pivotally connected to the yoke; a tool fastening mechanism to secure a tool in the support system; and one or more rotation components to permit the tool to rotate within a ring of the support structure. One or more of the concentric rings can be added to the system or can replace one or more concentric rings to accommodate tools of different sizes. The invention includes a method of configuring a support apparatus and a support apparatus kit with various interchangeable parts, and parts that can be built out to varying degrees to permit the support structure to be used on numerous types of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Garrett W. Brown, Anthony D. Sacksteder, Micah Black, David G. Asmann
  • Patent number: 8720844
    Abstract: A structure is provided for coupling items such as signs, birdhouses and cameras to a fixed support structure is disclosed. Various mechanisms for attachment to a variety of supporting structures are described. The structure firmly holds an item in place, and the structure is capable of secure attachment to a variety of supporting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony J. Westimayer, Monroe A Aubry
  • Publication number: 20140117180
    Abstract: A bracket pin assembly includes a support plate having an end plate which has at least one opening. The pin includes a base, a support member, a first installation member, a second installation member, and a resilient member. The base has a chamber and the support member is connected to the base. The first and second installation members respectively have a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The support member has an engaging section. The resilient member is located in the chamber of the base to bias the first and second installation members. When the installation members of the pin extend through the first installation holes of the first post, the first and second engaging portions are engaged with the engaging section of the support members to secure the first and second installation members relative to the support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, SHUN-HO YANG, CHIEN-LI HUANG, YAO-TSUNG CHEN, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Patent number: 8668175
    Abstract: A cabinet bracket system is secured to a column for supporting an electronics cabinet. The cabinet bracket system includes a lower cabinet bracket disposed against the bottom of the electronics cabinet, an upper cabinet bracket disposed against the top of the electronics cabinet, and a bottom support bracket secured to the lower cabinet bracket so as to prevent lower bracket from moving on the column when the electronics cabinet is mounted onto the lower cabinet bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan J. Koleszar
  • Patent number: 8534623
    Abstract: A container [10] is disclosed having a universal bracket system [300] that allows attachment of the container [10] to a plurality of upstanding outdoor supports including posts, angle iron, and signs supported in cylindrical frameworks. In the preferred embodiment, the container [10] has a box [100] with a lid [200] pivotally attached thereto. The box [100] has a bracket system [300] comprised of an upper bracket [310], a central bracket [320] and a lower bracket [340] which have complementary geometric relationships that facilitate attachment to the multiple structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Crow-Erickson, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommi L. Crow, James Papafagos, Todd Smith, Gary Pozum, Brian Mayo
  • Patent number: 8511433
    Abstract: A hoist for elevating a hunter's tree stand from the ground to a vertical position alongside of the trunk of a tree comprises a segmented, extendable and contractible pole having a tree clamping ring assembly pivotally mounted to the top section of the pole and a V-shaped jaw for engaging the tree trunk near the bottom of the pole. A first rope is tied at one end to the clamping ring assembly and extends down to a retractable reel located near the bottom of the pole. By pulling on this rope, the clamping ring assembly can be pivoted to an angle allowing the ring to pass about the tree trunk and when released, the clamping ring assembly pivots downward under the force of gravity which secures the pole to the tree at its upper end. The clamping ring assembly further includes a pulley, about which a second rope is deployed. One end of the second rope is adapted to be connected to the hunter's tree stand at its upper end and the other end can be pulled on to elevate the tree stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Brent Place
  • Patent number: 8505860
    Abstract: A video screen mounting system including a vertical post having a mounting wall, a base supporting the vertical post, a cross beam having a body, a mounting leg extending rearwardly from the body, and at least one mounting channel located on one or more of a front, a top, and a bottom of the body, and a bracket removably mountable on the mounting wall of the vertical post and having a frontwardly extending flange for receiving and retaining the mounting leg of the cross beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Schluter
  • Publication number: 20130193287
    Abstract: The garden hanging apparatus comprises a bracket, a hook member, and one or more clamping members. The bracket comprises a extending member, and a brace member. In other embodiments, the bracket further comprises a vertical member. In such embodiments, the brace member spans between and is coupled to the extending and vertical members. A method of positioning an object adjacent to a fence post, is provided, the method comprising the steps of providing a fence post; providing an apparatus comprising one or more arcuate tension members and an extension member, the one or more tension members being directly or indirectly coupled to the extension member; pressing the apparatus against a longitudinal side of the post such that the post is positioned within a space defined by first and second ends of the one or more tension members; and positioning the object on the extension member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8418978
    Abstract: A pole-mountable electronic chassis for mounting on an equipment support pole, including at least one enclosure for electronic circuitry and at least one passage completely through the enclosure sized, shaped, and arranged for receiving the pole. A passage web surrounds the passage and may optionally provide thermal conductivity or circuit support functions. A coupling is provided for fixing the enclosure in place. The coupling may be a low-profile coupling. The enclosure may be sized and shaped to also fit in industry-standard electronics racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Atlas Sound LP
    Inventor: Steven William Young
  • Patent number: 8408506
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a supporting bracket, a locking member, and a holding mechanism. The supporting bracket is fixed to a slide rail and includes two inserting pins extending through the two corresponding through holes of a rack post. The locking member is slidably mounted to the supporting bracket. When the locking member slides to abut against a front surface of the rack post, the slide rail is prevented from moving backwards to make the inserting pins disengage from the through holes. When the locking member slides to space away from the rack post, the slide rail is enable to move backwards to make the inserting pins disengage from the through holes. The holding mechanism abuts against the locking member to prevent the locking member from sliding. The holding mechanism is operable to move away from the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Guang-Hua Gu, Lin-Ren Gu
  • Patent number: 8303209
    Abstract: A sectional I-beam post for use along a roadside in which the post has a first elongate lower section securable via a first slip type coupling to a base anchored in the ground. Slip movement of such coupling is in a direction across the length of the post. The first coupling includes L-shaped brackets with one leg thereof attached to the post by bolts so as to be detachable therefrom and notches in the outer end of the other leg which projects outwardly from the post A second elongate upper post section has the lower end thereof connected to the upper end of the first post section by a second slip type coupling. Slip movement of the second coupling is in a direction lengthwise of the post. The second coupling includes an end plate bolted to at least one post section including at least one notch that providing a slip connection with the other post section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Donnie G. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20120234997
    Abstract: A crossarm bracket suitable for use with crossarms constructed of various materials, including wood, fiberglass or other similarly-constructed composite crossarms. In some embodiments, the crossarm bracket comprises a top bracket comprising a first attachment point and a second attachment point and at least one flexible compression member having a first attachment end for attaching a first end of the at least one flexible compression member to the first attachment point and a second attachment end for attaching a second end of the at least one flexible compression member to the second attachment point, thereby attaching the at least one flexible compression member to the top bracket. In some embodiments, the crossarm bracket further comprises a flexible compression member tightening mechanism, such as a come along, to secure the top bracket to the crossarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Sherman & Reilly, Inc.
    Inventor: John Philip RENNICH
  • Patent number: 8201571
    Abstract: A blind assembly includes a fastening assembly having substantially parallel frame receivers, an assembly frame carried by and disposed in substantially a common plane as the frame receivers of the fastening assembly and a blind panel carried by the assembly frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Marque Smith
  • Patent number: 8177177
    Abstract: An adjustable quick mounting system to be used with fixed position tree stands or similar support platforms, often found used for hunting or other outdoor activities. The adjustable mounting system includes a mounting base, detention hooks, and locking pin. The mounting base is connected securely to a tree or pole using a ratchet strap, cable or similar attachment device. The detention hooks are attached to tree stand or platform, preferably on the vertical support(s). The detention hooks are then engaged onto the mounting base by placing the open end of the detention hooks over the top portion of the mounting base. The mounting base has elongated slots manufactured into the design to allow the detention hooks to seat securely onto the base to prevent shifting of the base. The top surface of the mounting base has integrated tabs which are bent up and drilled to accept the locking pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Ehrig, Jason K. Werkheiser
  • Patent number: 8061666
    Abstract: A pole adapter assembly for a pole luminaire includes an adapter body having an upper end, a lower end and an aperture for receiving a pole at the lower end, one of a raised area or a recessed area located on the body between the upper end and the lower end, a multi-point contact area along one plane of the body beneath the one of a raised area or recessed area having a first rib opposite a first set fastener, a second rib opposite a second set fastener and spaced from the first rib and the first set fastener, and at least one fastener and opposed nut disposed between the first and second ribs and the first and second set fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Philips Electronics Ltd
    Inventors: Michel Fortin, Guy Galipeau
  • Patent number: 8061665
    Abstract: A framing bracket is provided. The framing bracket includes a frame having a leg extending from a support arm. The framing bracket also includes a locking bracket attached to one end of the frame and an anchoring bracket attached to a second end of the frame. The locking bracket is affixed to the frame at a non-normal angle relative to a longitudinal axis extending through the leg such that the locking bracket is locked to a framing member of a building and the anchoring bracket supports the second end of the leg against the framing member when the framing bracket is removably attached to the framing member and the framing bracket is in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company
    Inventors: Joe A Solis, Michael W Pechacek, Julio C Alquicra
  • Patent number: 8047484
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support is transferable between a first device having a first coupling member and a second device having a second coupling member. The equipment support comprises an equipment supporting portion configured to support patient care equipment and a coupler coupled to the equipment supporting portion and having first and second clamps. The first clamp is configured to grip the first coupling member and the second clamp is configured to grip the second coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Cristian J. Daugbjerg
  • Publication number: 20110192943
    Abstract: A post bracket includes a mounting portion, a first flange portion, and a first post support portion. The mounting portion includes a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge. The first flange portion is disposed at the first edge of the mounting portion and is configured to extend along a side surface of a block. The first post support portion is disposed at the second edge of the mounting portion and is configured to be fastened to a post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Curtis J. Deslatte
  • Publication number: 20110168654
    Abstract: The Invention relates a method and an apparatus for handling and/or servicing components of a wind turbine, such as installing and/or dismantling components into or from a wind turbine nacelle or such as servicing exterior components such as blades, hub, tower and nacelle of the wind turbine. The gripping apparatus comprising at least one arm for gripping around the wind turbine tower, said at least one arm capable of forming a gap between gripping elements of the gripping apparatus. The at least one arm extends around the entire outer circumference, seen perpendicular to a horizontal plane, of the wind turbine tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Claus Ahler, Jesper Staerke Rosengren, Hans-Christoph Paul
  • Publication number: 20110083399
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting an object to pole is presented. The apparatus includes an elongate planar section defining a longitudinal direction. The apparatus further includes two extension sections, wherein each extension section extends from an elongate edge of the planar section in a direction perpendicular to the elongate planar section. Each of the extension sections defines a cutout area centered along a longitudinal edge of the extension section, wherein the cutout area is configured to contact a pole. The planar section also defines a plurality holes to be used for affixing the apparatus to the pole and to attach the object to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventors: David Lettkeman, Kevin S. Holle
  • Patent number: 7913980
    Abstract: A portable game hoist (10) designed for raising and lowering game feeders and fallen game animals in the field. The invention consist of a compact and collapsible triangular support frame which contains a plurality of pulleys in a block and tackle arrangement. The block and tackle can be actuated by a hoist rope (92) to raise and lower game feeders/game animals providing a 6:1 lift to pull ratio. One pulley in the block and tackle arrangement is limited to rotation in a single direction and is positioned to automatically lock as objects are being hoisted. Locking pulley (50) can be unlocked by activating the locking pulley release (49) via the locking pulley release line (51) to allow pulley rotation in either direction. Therefore, unlocking the locking pulley (50) allows all six pulleys to rotate in either direction permitting the lowering of hoisted objects. The triangular support frame includes means for attachment to a tree or pole including a method for hanging temporarily to aid with final attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Shawn Michael Cipriano
  • Patent number: 7896300
    Abstract: A supporting mount mounts a device to a post and is removably fixed to the post without being fastened thereto by any penetrating fastener. A front panel is at the front post face and has the device fixed thereto. A pair of opposing side panels are at respective side post faces. Each side panel has a lower lateral edge connecting to the front panel, an upper lateral portion distal from the front panel, and a hook at about the upper lateral portion. A connecting element at the back post face engages the hooks at the upper lateral portions of the side panels. The mount pivots into frictional contact with the back post face at the top portion of the connecting element and with the front post face at a bottom portion of the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Donato LaRossa
  • Patent number: 7882931
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an offset treestand stabilizing bracket and to a treestand employing same. The treestand stabilizing bracket of the invention greatly enhances the safety of the treestand by minimizing the slipping and/or shifting of same during usage, especially when attached to trees that are crooked and/or not vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Oak Leaf Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrae T. D'Acquisto
  • Publication number: 20110006180
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support is transferable between a first device having a first coupling member and a second device having a second coupling member. The equipment support comprises an equipment supporting portion configured to support patient care equipment and a coupler coupled to the equipment supporting portion and having first and second clamps. The first clamp is configured to grip the first coupling member and the second clamp is configured to grip the second coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Cristian J. Daugbjerg
  • Patent number: 7866616
    Abstract: A fixing device is suitable for fixing an object onto a post, and includes a base and a pair of clip plates. The base connects the object. Each of the clip plates has a pivoting side and a fastening side opposite to the pivoting side, wherein the pivoting sides are pivoted on the base, and the fastening sides are connected to each other in a detachable mode. The pair of clip plates and the base together form an enclosure space for holding a segment of the post. Therefore, the fixing device is easily to fix the object onto the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Accton Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Szu-Cheng Wen, Hung-Feng Tai
  • Patent number: 7861987
    Abstract: A device for holding archery bows and/or other hunting accessories is provided. The hunting accessory holding device includes a base member that attaches to a mounting substrate such as a tree, an arm assembly that is configured to hold the archery bow, and a lift mechanism that connects the arm assembly to the base member. The lift mechanism automatically retracts the arm assembly upwardly, from an extended position to a retracted position, when the bow is removed from the arm assembly, thereby removing the arm assembly from the hunter's view and way. The lift mechanism can include a spring that provides a retracting force for moving the arm assembly. As desired, the lift mechanism can also provide an adjustable or variable braking force that opposes the retracting force and enables the hunter to determine a rate of arm retraction, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy M. Gorsuch, James A. Buckley
  • Publication number: 20100314514
    Abstract: A mounting bracket assembly has a stationary bracket to be mounted on a pole or other surface, and an adjustable bracket to be attached to the object to be mounted. The adjustable bracket is then positioned on the stationary bracket to mount the object on the surface or pole. The adjustable bracket is first mounted on the stationary bracket in a preliminary mounting position using integrated hooks and latches, and then can be easily adjusted to a permanent mounting position and secured with screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas Nelson
  • Patent number: 7815156
    Abstract: A bicycle accessory assembly is mounted to inner and outer tubes of a bicycle frame. The outer tube is sleeved on the inner tube. The bicycle accessory assembly includes a clamp, an accessory, and a fastening unit. The clamp includes a sleeve portion sleeved on the outer tube, and first and second clamp ears connected respectively to two ends of the sleeve portion. The accessory has a connecting portion and an abutment portion. The fastening unit extends through the connecting portion and the first and second clamp ears along an axis. The fastening unit is operable to move the first clamp ear toward and away from the second clamp ear. The axis is oriented such that rotation of the accessory about the axis is prevented as a result of contact of the abutment portion with the inner tube and a top end of the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Morder Yang
  • Patent number: 7798456
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support is transferable between a first device having a first coupling member and a second device having a second coupling member. The equipment support comprises an equipment supporting portion configured to support patient care equipment and a coupler coupled to the equipment supporting portion and having first and second clamps. The first clamp is configured to grip the first coupling member and the second clamp is configured to grip the second coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Cristian J. Daugbjerg
  • Patent number: 7770314
    Abstract: An outdoor advertising system to support and selectively display an inside panel assembly or an outside panel assembly comprising a substantially rectangular outer frame having a plurality of interior support members attached thereto, a plurality of stringer coupling assemblies to couple a plurality of stringer members to the plurality of interior support members and a plurality of adjustable attachment panel assemblies to attach the inside panel assembly and the outside panel assembly to the substantially rectangular outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Irvin Steel, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Dean
  • Publication number: 20100116948
    Abstract: A device according to the present invention includes a support bracket coupled, or adapted to be coupled, to a longitudinal support member, such as a microphone stand, and a receiver extending from the support bracket. The support bracket is generally formed in a coil. The receiver may be integrally formed with the support bracket, or may be removably coupled thereto. A plurality of interchangeable receivers may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Steven D. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 7644899
    Abstract: A saw horse comprises a pair of frames each assembled from a plurality of wooden struts joined by metal formings of sheet stock. Fabric hinges join the frames at their upper ends. The metal formings are positioned and closed around the beams with piercings engaging the fabric hinges. Spreader struts are also hinged by a fabric strap that permits the spreader struts to lay in horizontal positions when the frames are pulled into an A-shape, and to be oriented in side-by-side vertical positions when the frames are folded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony Fasanella
  • Patent number: 7530540
    Abstract: A structural post arrangement and cooperating clamp assembly positioning and supporting related furniture components, such as beams. The clamping assembly includes a split clamping collar which surrounds the post and defines upper and lower rims for engagement with top and bottom jaws as coupled to a furniture component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Haworth, Ltd.
    Inventors: Darren Long, Brian Gallant, Tom Brown
  • Publication number: 20080142657
    Abstract: A clipping bar device is provided for use with a vehicle exhaust aftertreatment device in order to securely guide, secure, and protect wires, tubes, cables, or conduits which may pass in close proximity with the vehicle exhaust aftertreatment device. The clipping bar device may share mounting points with a heat shield, and is provided with a series of holes, so as to be compatible with multiple feature configurations. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: John M. Ammer
  • Patent number: 7350769
    Abstract: A collapsible tree stand hoist including an elongated pole, a stationary arm secured to the distal end thereof and a movable arm configured to slide back and forth along the length of the elongated pole is provided. Each of the arms include teeth or serrations for grasping and securing the hoist to the trunk of a tree. In a first configuration, the stationary arm and the movable arm are configured to fold up and pivot inwardly, providing a compact hoist device that is easily unfolded and set up on site. In a second configuration, the stationary arm and the movable arm are configured to be removed from the elongated pole, providing a collapsed position that permits the hoist to be easily carried in a compact fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: 3D Outdoor Products, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Dean Dorzok
  • Patent number: 7258310
    Abstract: A coupling apparatus for temporary attachment of a portable medical apparatus, such as an intravenous infusion unit, to a personal mobile transport vehicle such as a wheelchair, hospital bed, gurney or mobile stretcher is disclosed. The apparatus includes a deployable arm which may be pivoted from a storage position alongside the transport vehicle to one or more fully deployed and locked positions for releaseably receiving and securing a portable intravenous infusion unit to the transport vehicle during the transport or relocation of infirmed or ambulatory restricted individuals. The apparatus also includes a stabilization strap for securing and stabilizing medical equipment, intravenous lines or other equipment lines attached to, or emanating from, the portable intravenous infusion unit during a transport operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventor: Jerry W. Norris
  • Patent number: 7237754
    Abstract: An assembly for supporting a sign and adapted to engage a pole includes a pair of mounting plates disposed contiguously with a pole. Each mounting plate comprises a second aperture through which a band is inserted to connect each mounting plate to the pole. A crossmember is fed through a first aperture to support a sign or banner. The crossmember is receptive to an alignment device to prevent unwanted lateral movement. Additionally, the crossmember is receptive to two stops on either of its two ends. Each end stop prevents the sign or banner from sliding off the crossmember under adverse conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Chicago Display Marketing Corporation
    Inventor: Robert P. Sparkowski
  • Patent number: 7207536
    Abstract: A biased-assisted sign mounting system is for mounting a sign to a structure, that includes a vertical upright post having a face having a plurality of vertically extending, spaced apart openings. The mounting system includes a spine adapted to mount to the vertical post. The spine has a face portion. Upper and lower sign mount portions are mounted to the spine. At least one of the mount portions has a biasing element securing portion. Upper and lower arms are mounted to respective upper and lower sign mount portions. The arms each have a pivot defining collinear axes. One of the upper and lower arms has a biasing element securing portion. A biasing element operably connects one of the arms to its respective mount portion such that the arm is pivotal between first and second positions and is biased toward the first and second positions by the biasing element. A floating insert mounts the spine to the upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Conway, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 7036632
    Abstract: An adjustable cantilever support structure for a hunting type blind, the support structure being secured to the side of a tree trunk and adjustable in two planes to accommodate a crooked or leaning trunk so as to position the blind with a level floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: High House Blinds, LLC
    Inventor: Terry L. Price
  • Patent number: 6979058
    Abstract: A leg support accessory releasibly interactive with a hospital shower room chair is provided as an integral structure fabricated of PVC pipe and fitting components. The accessory includes an elongated leg rest section adapted to extend horizontally forward of the seat of the chair. An upper support member extends upwardly from the leg rest section and rearwardly to engage a front leg of the chair. A lower support member extends downwardly from the leg rest section to engage a crossbar that extends horizontally between the front legs of the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: William A. Beaty
  • Patent number: 6976660
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sign to a post comprises an elongated channel member adapted to be mounted on a backside of a sign and a bracket adapted to be mounted to a post to which the sign is to be mounted. The bracket has a channel engaging portion adapted to be slidably engaged into the channel member on the backside of the sign. The bracket comprises an endless collar extending along a continuous closed line and adapted to be fitted over the post. The collar defines at least one transversally oriented hole in which a threaded fastener is threadably engaged with a leading end thereof projecting inwardly of the continuous endless collar for exerting a pushing action on the post in order to secure the collar on the post while at the same time drawing the channel member against the post so as to prevent relative movement between the sign and the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Signalisation Kalitec inc.
    Inventors: Jean Lapointe, Robert Griffith
  • Patent number: 6934983
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for hanging a hammock with opposing ends using a single vertical support, comprising: an elongated arm having opposing ends and a longitudinal axis; a butt plate fixedly connected to one end of the arm so as to be substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the arm; a suspension mechanism having a first portion, for circumferentially extending around the vertical support, and a second portion for extending downwardly from the first portion to the arm for connection thereto at first and second longitudinally spaced connection points to thereby securely support the arm, with the butt plate abutting the vertical support such that the arm extends outwardly and substantially horizontally from the vertical support; a gripper belt for circumferentially extending at least partially around the vertical support so as to securely hold the butt plate in its position abutting the vertical support; and a hammock hanging mechanism for connection of the opposing ends of the hammock to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Johnny R. Johnston