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  • Patent number: 10436099
    Abstract: An exhaust hanger assembly for a vehicle includes a bracket, a clip, and a rod. The bracket includes a peripheral wall having a non-circular cross section. The bracket includes a first end configured to be fixed to an exhaust pipe of the vehicle and a second end including first and second receivers formed in peripheral wall. The clip is disposed around at least a portion of an outer surface of the bracket and fixed to the bracket. The clip includes opposing apertures. The rod, which is configured to be fixed to a body of the vehicle, extends through the opposing apertures of the clip and is fixed to the clip. The rod is disposed within the first and second receivers of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventor: Devdutt Shende
  • Patent number: 9764788
    Abstract: A compound vibration absorption assembly is provided for a bike saddle, which includes a pair of compound vibration-absorption units mounted to a bottom of the saddle. Each of the compound vibration-absorption units includes an exterior enclosure barrel and an interior elastic component. The interior elastic component is received and housed in an interior space of the exterior enclosure barrel along a force applying direction. When a force is applied to the saddle, a part of the force is absorbed by the interior elastic component, while a remaining part of the force is simultaneously absorbed by the exterior enclosure barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: DDK Group Co., Ltd., Taiwan Branch (Brunei)
    Inventor: Ying-Chiao Sung
  • Patent number: 9748744
    Abstract: A electrical enclosure with interchangeable pedestal mounting system for an electrical enclosure that may be attached to different types of pedestals. The electrical enclosure with interchangeable pedestal mounting system generally includes a base having a mounting structure that allows for attachment of the base to at least two different pedestals. The mounting structure includes one or more support members that allow for attachment to a rectangular pedestal or a circular pedestal thereby allowing an installer to utilize their preferred pedestal type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: S.J. Electro Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Bergum
  • Patent number: 9633586
    Abstract: An outdoor art-post assembly includes an elongate support pole, an art post, and at least one mounting mechanism. The elongate support pole has a lower portion and an auger disposed at the lower portion. The auger allows for vertical installation of the support pole in soil in response to manual rotation of the support pole. The art post has an inner surface defining a bore. The bore is capable of receiving at least a portion of the elongate support pole. The art post also has an outer surface including decorative indicia thereon. The mounting mechanism is located on the support pole and has protruding portions extending away from the support pole. The protruding portions are configured to contact the inner surface of the art post and affix the art post relative to the support pole. Methods of assembling the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Magnet Works, LTD.
    Inventor: Curtis L. Todd
  • Patent number: 9611975
    Abstract: A track mounting system including a mount with a mounting plate with a back surface and a front surface, the back surface is opposite the front surface and at least one mounting stud coupled to the back surface of the mounting plate, each mounting stud includes a stem portion that extends outwardly from the back surface and an enlarged head portion disposed at a distal end of stem portion. The mount also includes a release mechanism coupled to the front surface to release the mount from a track. The track mounting system also includes an adaptor coupled to the front surface of the mounting plate wherein the adaptor releasably couples with an equipment interface of a piece of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Chinn, Timothy Paul Schroeder, James C. West, III, Peter Smolan, Michal Vacula, Ladislav Turek
  • Patent number: 9611968
    Abstract: A locking security lid incorporates a cylindrical housing having extendable pistons and contact pads for contacting the interior surface of an access pipe, the contact pads may be retracted to a withdrawn position wherein the contact pads are within the outside diameter of the cylindrical housing. The cylindrical housing is provided with a locking bolt to will be secured to the cylindrical housing through a stanchion and having a keyed bolt head to prevent removal of the locking bolt without a socket wrench having a corresponding slot pattern. The contact pads are provided with a locking interference surface to prevent relative movement between an access pipe and the contact pad when the contact pads are extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory J. Mizioch
  • Patent number: 9267623
    Abstract: A device for providing an electrical or fluid junction includes a connecting structure such as a plate that it is connectable with an end of a columnar component having a hollow profile, and a junction structure such as a housing that is connected to the connecting structure and that includes at least one opening for providing an electrical or fluid junction for an external plug and a further opening for routing a line from the electrical junction into the columnar component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Andreas Druegemoeller, Hans Peter Panzer, Martin Voegelin
  • Publication number: 20150136923
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasable mounting to a fence post is provided. The apparatus includes a leg portion, a basket portion, and a mounting portion. The leg portion defines a first end and a second end. The basket portion is coupled to the leg portion at the first end of the leg portion and extends from the leg portion in a first direction. The mounting portion is coupled to the leg portion at the second end of the leg portion and extends from the leg portion in a second direction opposite the first direction. The mounting portion is configured for mounting about a fence post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Berio, Antonio Fischietti
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9004423
    Abstract: A fence post platform attachment device fits on top of a T-post has a top platform portion that allows objects such as birdhouses, signs, sprinklers, lockboxes, etc. to be secured to the T-post. A cross-shaped body portion is formed by bending a sheet of steel into a hollow cross shape and welding it to the top platform portion. A series of holes are disposed along the corners of the top platform portion to allow a user to attach the desired object. Fasteners such as bolts securely hold the selected objet to the top platform portion thereby securing it to the T-post fence post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Aldrich
  • Patent number: 8931994
    Abstract: The present invention is a lift accessory for aerial lifts and related machines. The lift accessory includes sets of retractable supports for materials around the perimeter of an aerial lift platform. In a preferred embodiment, two accessories would be installed on opposite ends of the lift platform. Typically, the accessory is based upon a section of steel tubing. The inside end may be pivotally attached via a bolt or other appropriate attachment means to a railing on a work platform of the lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Conor P. Creaney
  • Publication number: 20140263898
    Abstract: A fence post platform attachment device fits on top of a T-post has a top platform portion that allows objects such as birdhouses, signs, sprinklers, lockboxes, etc. to be secured to the T-post. A cross-shaped body portion is formed by bending a sheet of steel into a hollow cross shape and welding it to the top platform portion. A series of holes are disposed along the corners of the top platform portion to allow a user to attach the desired object. Fasteners such as bolts securely hold the selected objet to the top platform portion thereby securing it to the T-post fence post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Aldrich
  • Patent number: 8794381
    Abstract: A bracket (60) for securing a first kickboard (62) transversely of a second kickboard (54) comprises a socket (64) for receiving an end of the first kickboard and a clip (70) for securing the bracket to the second kickboard, the clip comprising a lateral extension (76) aligned with the longitudinal axis of the second kickboard for stabilizing the bracket thereon. Also disclosed are (1) a telescopic rail (46) for use in forming a guard or safety barrier for builders' trestles, staging, scaffolding or the like, comprising inner and outer telescopic parts (80, 82), in which the inner part is prevented from sliding free of the outer part in use; (2) a brace for stabilizing adjacent trestles; (3) a ladder support bracket; (4) removable safety rail components and (5) a longitudinal kickboard bracket attached to a trestle crossmember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Safestand Limited
    Inventor: Liam Clear
  • Patent number: 8770527
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for installing a post mount. In one embodiment, a support block for use in securing a post mount includes a body having a first end and a second end and an adjustment mechanism formed integrally with the first end of the body, by which a vertical orientation of a post mount incorporating the support block can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Vinylast, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Leary, Benjamin Yin
  • Patent number: 8757567
    Abstract: Brackets for photovoltaic (“PV”) modules are described. In one embodiment, 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. The gusset can have a first leg and a second leg extending at an angle relative to the mounting surface. Saddle brackets can be coupled to a torque tube at predetermined locations. PV modules can be coupled to the saddle brackets. The mounting feature can be coupled to the first gusset and configured to stand the one or more PV modules off the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: John Ciasulli, Jason Jones
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8690109
    Abstract: An automatic gap adjustor is provided. The automatic gap adjustor includes an upper cammed disk, a lower cammed disk spaced apart from the upper cammed disk, and a resilient spring element therebetween. The upper cammed disk includes a first plurality of cams on an upper axial surface and a second plurality of cams on a lower axial surface. The lower cammed disk includes a third plurality of cams on an upper axial surface and a fourth plurality of cams on an undercut portion spaced apart from the upper axial surface. Opposing cams can be radially offset from each other, such that reciprocating axial movement of the upper disk relative to the lower disk can achieve a stepped rotation of the upper disk. Rotation of the upper disk can drive the automatic gap adjustor along a threaded support to eliminate a gap along a portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Haworth, Harold R. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140084095
    Abstract: A comminutor for reducing the particle size of solid waste is provided. The comminutor includes at least two shafts, each fitted with a cutting element. A top portion of each of the shafts is rotatably mounted to a top housing and a bottom portion of each of the shafts is rotatably mounted to a bottom housing. The comminutor also includes a first shaft support disposed between the top portion and the bottom portion for rotatably supporting each of the shafts and a vertical support member attached to the top housing and the bottom housing, the first shaft support being coupled to the vertical support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: JWC Environmental, LLC
    Inventors: Corey GLAUBERMAN, Robert SABOL, Bruce R. HAMLETT
  • Publication number: 20140077046
    Abstract: A system mounts a mailbox to an upstanding post defining an upper portion of the post. The system includes a plate adapted to mount the mailbox and defining a lower surface and an upper surface of the plate, the upper surface being adapted to support a lower surface of the mailbox. A sleeve extends downwardly from the lower surface of the plate, is adapted to matingly receive the upper portion of the post, and defines at least one interior wall of the sleeve. The interior wall defines at least one rib of the interior wall adapted to contact an exterior surface of the upper portion to fittingly secure the post within the sleeve and, thus, mount the mailbox to the post. The sleeve is also adapted to be matingly received by the upper portion of the post. Multiple mailboxes can be supported by a single system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffery Borowiak
  • Patent number: 8579243
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for installing a post mount. In one embodiment, a support block for use in securing a post mount includes a body having a first end and a second end and an adjustment mechanism formed integrally with the first end of the body, by which a vertical orientation of a post mount incorporating the support block can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Vinylast, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Leary, Benjamin Yin
  • Publication number: 20130251188
    Abstract: A speaker cabinet pole mount includes a socket body and an attachment element. The socket body defines a pole socket comprising a first socket part and a second socket part extending generally from one end of the first socket part. The first socket part has a first diameter and the second socket part having a second, smaller diameter. The second socket part has an internal wall which is provided with at least one coupling element adapted to engage with a threaded pole. The attachment element is coupled to the socket body generally at the other end of the first socket part, the attachment element being adapted for connection to a wall of a speaker cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: James Hatton, Roger Willems
  • 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: 8479679
    Abstract: A flagpole top support bracket assembly for a top end of a flagpole is disclosed, and includes a cap for mounting on the upper end of the flagpole. The cap defines a cavity for receiving an upper portion of the flagpole, and the cavity extends inwardly from an opening in a lower end of the cap. The cap has an outer surface and an annular groove formed in the outer surface. The bracket assembly further includes a support mounted on the cap, and the support is rotatable with respect to the cap. The support includes a mounting lip for resisting sliding of the support off of the cap, and the mounting lip extends inwardly toward the cap and is configured to be at least partially positioned in the annular groove of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J Wiese
  • Patent number: 8459712
    Abstract: An apparatus for coupling and decoupling clips is described. Specifically, the apparatus allows for installation of clips to building structures of varying elevations. The apparatus may comprise a telescoping pole, a lower pivot joint, an upper pivot joint, and at least one reversible clip. The reversible clip may be removed from the upper pivot joint by applying a substantially vertical force in a downward direction to the telescoping pole. Lights may be attached to the reversible clip. The lower pivot joint and upper pivot joint allow for the reversible clip to be coupled to building structures at various angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Home Depot USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles T Thrasher, Jeffrey M. Kornreich, Brian Fraser
  • Publication number: 20130134271
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism includes a supporter, a foundation and a clamper. The supporter includes a base, and a supporting component pivotably disposed on the base along a first axial direction. An open hole is formed on a bottom of the base, and the base includes a fixing portion. The foundation is pivotably disposed on the base. A conjunction portion is disposed on a surface of the foundation, and the fixing portion is connected to the conjunction portion for preventing the base from rotating relative to the foundation. The clamper is fixed on the foundation for piercing through the open hole and partly positioning between the base and the supporting component. The clamper includes a body for clamping a tube, and two connecting parts disposed on a lateral surface of the body. A direction of each connecting part is parallel to a second axial direction perpendicular to the first axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Ming-Chan Lee, Lan-Chun Yang, Hung-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 8439322
    Abstract: A mounting post for supporting a plurality of electronic cabinets, each having different bolt patterns, comprising a hollow post configured to receive a hollow mount at the upper end, a stabilizer plate attached to the lower end of the post, and a hollow mount selected from a plurality of hollow mounts, each having a lower end configured to mate to the post, and having a substantially planar upper surface with openings formed therein corresponding to a unique bolt pattern for an electronics cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignees: Windstream Intellectual Property Services, Inc., General Devices Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Skudin, Dennis D. Davis, David W. Willis
  • Patent number: 8402975
    Abstract: A cover for posts, bollards, and the like, includes an integral or attached cigarette receptacle. A sleeve for covering a post includes an open bottom, a closed top, and an outer sidewall, and a cigarette receptacle attached to the sidewall of the sleeve. The sleeve is preferably cylindrical. The sleeve has a height in the range of two to 10 feet and an inner diameter in the range of 2 to 10 inches. The sleeve may be plastic, and may feature a hemispherically shaped top. The cigarette receptacle may be temporarily or permanently attached to the sidewall of the sleeve. The cigarette receptacle preferably includes a lower portion and an upper, removable cap. The cigarette receptacle may be plastic with an inner, non-flammable liner, or may be composed of metal. The cigarette receptacle preferably includes a small hole into which cigarettes are placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Frank Venegas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8371473
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to mechanics, and more specifically, to a potting system. In one embodiment, the invention includes a potting system including one or more bands; and one or more pots configured to suspend from the one or more bands. In a further embodiment, the one or more pots configured to suspend from the one or more bands includes one or more pots configured to link with adjacent pots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Richard C Scribner, Harold W Swartz
  • Publication number: 20130008094
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement 10 for mounting a utility 26 to an end 16 of a post 17. The mounting arrangement 10 includes an attachment member 11 for attachment to the post 17 fixed against rotation when attached to the post 17. A rotatable member 12 is connected to the attachment member 11 and is rotatable relative to the attachment member 11 about the axis of the post 17. The rotatable member 12 includes a connection arrangement 13 for connecting a utility 26 to the rotatable member 12, so that the utility 26 can rotate with the rotatable member 12. The rotatable member 12 is rotatable between first and second positions. A cooperating arrangement comprising at least one abutment 35, 37, 38, 42 is provided for cooperation with the rotatable member 12 to facilitate accurate return of the rotatable member 12 from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Invensys Rail Pty Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Wood, Dion Marriott
  • Publication number: 20130001386
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mailbox slider device that provides mailboxes of various widths to be slideably mounted along the horizontal portion of an existing mailbox support post. The device comprises a first base member and a second slideable member being attached using complimentary tongue and groove sliders, wherein the members include a recessed channel having a first and second channel stop that prevents separation of the two members at the base member distal end, while allowing separation and engagement of the members along the inward proximal end of the base member. A mailbox is secured to a support block, which then attaches to the upper surface of the second sliding member. The sliding member engages the base member from its proximal end, whereafter the base member is secured to the horizontal portion of a mailbox post to provide a readily extendable and retractable assembly for improved access for postal service workers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: James Van Wingerden, Mary Van Wingerden
  • Patent number: 8342476
    Abstract: A stirrer stand (10) for a submersible motor stirrer (12) composed of at least one base part (14) and a receiving part (16) for the submersible motor stirrer beyond which a guide member extends, which is used for guiding the submersible motor during assembly, the entire stirrer stand being produced from a single vibration-damping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: KSB Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Geinitz, Thomas Pensler, Thomas Koch
  • Publication number: 20120325900
    Abstract: A mailbox mounting bracket is configured for attachment to a post, rail, fence, or the like, to allow a mailbox to be mounted in multiple orientations. The bracket has a top plate with a plurality of holes for mounting to the bottom of a mailbox, a downwardly-extending peripheral ridge with a plurality of holes for mounting to the sides of the mailbox, and first and second downwardly-extending flanges at opposite sides of the bracket each with a plurality of holes for mounting to opposite sides of the post, fence, rail or the like. In another embodiment, the bracket includes two pieces each having a top plate, the top plates being rotatably connected to each other for extra support and versatility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: ARCHITECTURAL MAILBOXES, LLC.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Farentinos
  • Patent number: 8322598
    Abstract: A mailbox mounting bracket is configured for attachment to a post, rail, fence, or the like, to allow a mailbox to be mounted in multiple orientations. The bracket has a top plate with a plurality of holes for mounting to the bottom of a mailbox, a downwardly-extending peripheral ridge with a plurality of holes for mounting to the sides of the mailbox, and first and second downwardly-extending flanges at opposite sides of the bracket each with a plurality of holes for mounting to opposite sides of the post, fence, rail or the like. In another embodiment, the bracket includes two pieces each having a top plate, the top plates being rotatably connected to each other for extra support and versatility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Architectural Mailboxes, LLC.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Farentinos
  • Patent number: 8286925
    Abstract: A universal post having a tapered elongated member with a proximal end and a distal end such that the proximal end is larger in size than the distal end of the elongated member for receiving one of a trash receptacle and a mail box thereon. A stabilizer is disposed orthogonal to and radially extending from the distal end of the elongated member. The stabilizer being substantially greater in length than width for placement on a ground surface so that a weighted member, received thereupon the stabilizer together with the stabilizer, supports the elongated member in a substantially vertical, stationary position with respect to the ground surface. The universal post capable of use on a flat paved surface and on a flat unpaved surface with the addition of a spike. The universal post further usable as a movable fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: William J. White, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120234990
    Abstract: Banner apparatus (10) for supporting a flexible banner (16), the apparatus comprising a spindle and an attachment element attached to the spindle and arranged to enable the flexible banner to be releasably coupled to the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Lewis Lewis
  • Publication number: 20120145848
    Abstract: A pier cap comprises a support rail engaging surface and a mounting cleat disposed on the support rail engaging surface. The mounting cleat comprises a substantially round-shaped section coupled to the support rail engaging surface and a substantially wedge-shaped prong section elevated above the support rail engaging surface. A notched section of the mounting cleat defines a space between the support rail engaging surface and the substantially wedge-shaped prong section. The notched section is configured to receive a mounting flange coupled to a support rail of a support structure for a solar panel array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: David Schuff, Tracy Metzger
  • Publication number: 20120144654
    Abstract: A fence pole mounted device for hanging one or more items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: RANDY CHRISTIAN, STAN ROBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20120103391
    Abstract: A standalone or partially standalone solar photovoltaic structure and methods for assembling the structure are described. The solar photovoltaic structure can employ a hinged photovoltaic roof deck that can be folded for transportation. Described are hinges that can be removed after assembly and act as protective elements to facilitate transportation. Also described is an attachment arrangement for joining purlin or frame members to vertical support columns by locking the frame numbers into column capitals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Phat Energy
    Inventor: Nicholas Brady Tucker
  • Patent number: 8127436
    Abstract: A device for installing aerial electrical power conductors on utility poles. The device includes a frame having a plurality of anchors. The anchors are arranged to provide a place for securing a plurality of pull ropes during installation of the conductors. The device includes a post sized to be received in a hitch on a vehicle. In one embodiment, the device is sized to fit into an aerial platform, such as that used on utility bucket trucks. The device may be lifted to the point of connection on the utility pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Sauschuck, Jr., Ronald William Mege
  • 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: 8020817
    Abstract: A musical instrument stand includes a top seat including a seat body and a holding unit. The holding unit includes two pivot members, a torsion spring, and two holding rods. Thus, when the musical instrument is pulled upward relative to the holding unit to detach from the two holding rods of the holding unit, the two pivot members of the holding unit are pushed upward by the restoring force of the torsion spring so that the two pivot members of the holding unit are moved upward to the expanding position, and the two holding rods of the holding unit are moved to space from each other such that the neck of the musical instrument can be removed from the two holding rods of the holding unit easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Tsung-Yao Yu
  • Publication number: 20110215211
    Abstract: An accessory mount for self-propelled mowers allows accessories to be retrofitted to self-propelled mowers. Self-propelled mowers commonly have wheel assemblies mounted by vertically oriented stems held in vertical hollow tube wheel mounts. The end of the stems of the wheel assemblies extend out the top of the hollow tube wheel mounts, presenting hubs. Apertures in the hubs accept cotter pins for retaining the wheels. Washers at the top and bottom of the wheel assembly stems vertically position the wheels. An accessory mount has apertures sized and spaced to match the hubs and the cotter pins and washers used to retain the wheel assemblies also retain the accessory mount. The distance between apertures in the accessory mount can be adjusted to retrofit to different self-propelled mowers. The accessory mount presents interfaces such as bearing surfaces for interfacing with accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Jason Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 7992767
    Abstract: A canted swivel for a mailbox to provide an automatic swiveling mailbox arrangement enabling retrieval of mail from the box without entering a nearby thoroughfare with the mailbox having a rest point or balance point facing outward toward the thoroughfare at its balance point as a result of a canted ball bearing swivel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Reed Leadrew Holmes
  • Publication number: 20110163213
    Abstract: A system mounts a mailbox to an upstanding post defining an upper portion of the post. The system includes a plate adapted to mount the mailbox and defining a lower surface and an upper surface of the plate, the upper surface being adapted to support a lower surface of the mailbox. A sleeve extends downwardly from the lower surface of the plate, is adapted to matingly receive the upper portion of the post, and defines at least one interior wall of the sleeve. The interior wall defines at least one rib of the interior wall adapted to contact an exterior surface of the upper portion to fittingly secure the post within the sleeve and, thus, mount the mailbox to the post. Alternatively, the sleeve is adapted to be matingly received by the upper portion of the post. Alternatively, multiple mailboxes can be supported by a single system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffery Borowiak
  • Patent number: 7918424
    Abstract: A suspending buckle mechanism of output water device, which connects to a supporting arm protruding out of a wall, includes a sucker mechanism, a suspending tube, a supporting hoop and an elastic buckle. The suspending tube has an upper part with a through fixing hole and a lower part fixed to the sucker mechanism. The supporting hoop includes: a connecting sleeve, on which an axial groove is internally and externally disposed, and two connecting sheets. Through holes are disposed in the connecting sheets. The connecting sheets are symmetrically fixed around the connecting sleeve. The elastic buckle is placed between the connecting sheets. The connecting sheets are inserted in the upper opening of the hanging tube in order to make the convex columns of the elastic buckle protrude out of the through hole and then inserted in the fixing hole, so that the connecting sleeve can clasp the supporting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gangqiang Wu, Qingshuang Li, Bin Chen, Huasong Zhou
  • Patent number: 7891953
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting underwater turbines that includes a mechanism for correcting tilt error, including both the amount and direction of error, associated with the installation of underwater turbines onto anchoring or mounting structures so that the yaw axis of the mounted turbines will be as close as possible to a desired angle, preferably vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Verdant Power
    Inventors: John Gray, Dean Corren, Christopher Gray
  • Publication number: 20110036520
    Abstract: A foot assembly is adapted to be detachably attached to a pole comprising a shaft portion and a ball portion. The foot assembly comprises a foot member defining a first body cavity and a clip member adapted to be detachably attached to the shaft portion of the pole assembly. With the clip member attached to the shaft portion of the pole assembly adjacent to the ball portion, the first body cavity of the foot member receives the ball portion, at least a portion of the shaft portion, and at least a portion of the clip member to detachably attach the foot member to the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: FASTCAP, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Akers, Jon Lussier
  • Patent number: 7793902
    Abstract: A medical instrument device interconnection system decreases the vibrational effects on a hospital pole. The medical device is contained in a case and the case has a first clamping member, a first biasing apparatus, a second clamping member, a second biasing apparatus, and a pole receiving trench. Each clamping member has a preferred position, an attachment position and a maximum tension position. In the preferred position the respective biasing members position the respective clamping member's distal end as close to each other as possible which inhibits a conventional hospital pole from entering the pole receiving trench. To obtain the maximum tension position, the person positioning the medical instrument device on the hospital pole aligns the pole receiving trench with the hospital pole so the hospital pole contacts the clamping members' exterior surface in the preferred position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Buchanan, Rob Colonna
  • Patent number: 7744046
    Abstract: A mounting device for an electronic fish finder screen comprising a vertical mounting component connected perpendicularly to a horizontal mounting component via a joining component, wherein the height of the vertical mounting component can be adjusted by moving a locking pin on the vertical mounting component to various adjustment apertures disposed along the length of the vertical mounting component. A mounting platform is attached to the vertical mounting device to support an electronic fish finder screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: Darron R. Lundy, William Osten
  • 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