Including Saddle Patents (Class 248/219.4)
  • Patent number: 10490991
    Abstract: A busbar is provided for attaching a conductor to a support structure. The busbar can include a main bonding wall, a first mounting wall extending away from a first end of the main bonding wall, a second mounting wall extending away from a second end of the main bonding wall. A first flap can extend at an angle from the first mounting wall towards the second mounting wall and the main bonding wall, or a second flap can extend at an angle from the second mounting wall towards the first mounting wall and the main bonding wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ERICO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Ritosa, Derek Gregg, Steve Szczencinski
  • Patent number: 10261280
    Abstract: An optical fiber distribution box includes a base, a seat, an input tube and output tubes. The seat includes a standing wall, two protruding ribs and two holes. The standing wall is disposed behind and connected to the base and has a positioning hole formed therethrough along a front-to-rear direction. The protruding ribs rearwardly extend from the standing wall, are opposite along a left-to-right direction, and respectively formed with two through holes for extension of a binding belt. The holes extend through the standing wall and respectively through the protruding ribs and flank the positioning hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AMPHENOL FIBER OPTIC TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-Lin Zhong, David Frey, Linghua Zhu, Xing-Fu Mo
  • Patent number: 10160079
    Abstract: A portable rail system for mounting an engraving device includes rails and crossbar members that are precisely joined, and include height adjustment devices for incrementally adjusting the height of the rail system relative to a work surface or contact surface, thus making the portable rail system capable of being assembled and disassembled at a work site to enable the use of an engraving device, such as a CNC router engraving systems, in situ, or on-site, rather than in a workshop. The portable rail system enables the use of a CNC router device or other engraving device on vertical surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: RedArt Technologies LLC.
    Inventor: Henry Ashworth
  • Patent number: 9791100
    Abstract: A temporary mounting device for temporarily mounting an article to a mounting support structure utilizes an elongated, curved main stem member having a length and being formed from a resilient material, the curved main stem member being curved lengthwise along the length. A mounting member extends from a distal portion of v-mount legs of a pair of v-mounts that are coupled to the main stem member and has an attachment element configured to attach the article thereto. A selectively releasable tension strap releasably secures the device to a mounting support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Larry Don Achimon
  • Patent number: 9731586
    Abstract: A mount apparatus that achieves both space saving and weight saving and is excellent in fatigue strength, is provided. The mount apparatus comprises a pair of attachment parts to be attached to a car body, a vibration receiving part, fixed to the attachment parts, for receiving input vibrations from a vibration source through an elastic material, and a dropout prevention plate supporting the vibration receiving part, the attachment parts and the vibration receiving part being made of resin, wherein the dropout prevention plate is arranged so as to cover an outer surface of the vibration receiving part at a predetermined interval from the outer surface of the vibration receiving part, wherein both ends of the dropout prevention plate is fixed through the pair of attachment parts to the car body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignees: YAMASHITA RUBBER CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakamoto, Benjamin Linfield
  • Patent number: 9232783
    Abstract: An adjustable platform assembly attaches to a tree to provide a hunting dog perch or a seat for a hunter. The assembly includes a tree hugging subassembly having first and second padded tree engaging members connected together by a hinge, and strap fasteners connected to outer side edges of the tree engaging members for securing the assembly to a tree. A first frame member is attached to the tree hugging subassembly and is pivotally adjustable about a first axis that extends generally perpendicular to the tree and perpendicular to a first plane. A second frame member is attached to the first frame member and is adjustable about a second axis that extends generally parallel with the first plane. A platform attached to the second frame member can be adjusted to a desired horizontal orientation by adjusting the first and second frame members about the first and second axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: James Blackwell, Alan Suter
  • 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: 20150108288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pipe clamp, more specifically to a pipe clamp having a first coupling frame, a second coupling frame, a connecting element, and a tightly contacting lever connected rotatably to each other and structured so as to surround the pipe one and a half times around, that is, 540 degrees, and, because the tightly contacting lever tightly adheres simultaneously to the outer circumferential surface of the first coupling frame, the pipe clamp having a superior pipe holding force and additionally preventing completely the possibility of having the clamp spontaneously open without the intention of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Kye-Yoon Lee
  • 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: 20150076303
    Abstract: A strap that secures to a tree or other object for supporting objects secured to the strap magnetically. Each object has an object strap for securing a magnet to it. The securing strap is attached to a tree then each individual object is secured magnetically to the securing strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Troy Ortman
  • 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: 8955809
    Abstract: A mount bracket for use in a cabin air supply system for an aircraft has three legs extending from a cylindrical central bore and at a first axial end of the bracket. There are two legs at an opposed second axial end. A central leg is on the first axial end, and two of the legs are positioned at each of two lateral sides at first and second ends. The legs extend to feet. Strengthening legs connect feet at each of the lateral sides, and to the central leg foot. A thickness of the strengthening legs connected to the central leg is defined as a first dimension. A distance along the first axial end between a laterally outermost portion of the feet at each of the lateral sides is defined as a second dimension. A ratio of the first dimension to the second dimension is between 0.032 and 0.037.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Vignali, Brent J. Merritt
  • Patent number: 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: 8936223
    Abstract: Adjustable bracket apparatus includes connector apparatus for mounting and securing external assemblies on at least one elongated support member, and allows positional adjustment of the secured external assembly along the elongated support member with up to 360 degree rotational positioning of the bracketing assembly about the elongated support member. An adjustable connector and locking assembly is disposed at the end of an arm element embodiment of the adjustable bracketing assembly providing 360 degree rotational positioning of the external assembly about the arm element and translation transverse to the axis of rotation relative to the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew H. McGrath
  • Publication number: 20140346128
    Abstract: The tree planter harness supports and holds in an elevated or ground level position a planter or planters around and adjacent to the circumference of an upright tree trunk for the purpose of growing and/or retaining plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: John Joseph Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140339384
    Abstract: An anchoring system for extruded columns which is useful in supporting structures in a way that does not require drilling OF screwing into the column structure. The anchoring system is comprised of brackets which are mounted against extruded columns by inserting a bracket blade into place between a gasket and a structural medium. The anchoring brackets are preferably composed of two pieces which link together for increased support. The anchoring system can support a variety of mountings which can be either physically attached to the anchoring brackets or rest atop the anchoring brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: James M. Stark, III, Patrick E. Hoy
  • Publication number: 20140318891
    Abstract: Safety barriers such as guardrails, handrails, walkways, and platforms are found in a large variety of industrial commercial, residential and public sites typically consist of an open framework of horizontal, vertical or inclined pipes. However in some cases such open systems do not provide a sufficient barrier to prevent dropped objects such as tools from escaping the confines of the handrail system and creating a hazard. To address this deficiency a system for enclosing a safety barrier has been developed which includes a specially adapted bracket for attachment to posts such as stanchions, hand rails or knee rails and a guard panel which is attached to the bracket and is used to enclose the side walls of the safety barrier to reduce the dropped object hazard. The bracket has an open clipping configuration to allow it to clipped onto the stanchions (or other supports) and left in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: PRO 3 PRODUCTS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Crothers, Simon Noack, Philip Ooyendyk
  • Patent number: 8870136
    Abstract: The subject invention is a clamp that has two halves of an annular ring hingedly connected at one end and capable of being securely fastened to each other at the opposite end. The annular ring is sized to fit tightly around a vertical support post. An upper surface of the annular ring has an upper annular channel, while the lower surface of the annular ring has a lower annular channel. When the clamp is fixed to the vertical support post, a horizontal support adaptor may fit into both the upper and lower annular channels. A resilient engagement strip or button on the adaptor is placed into contact with the lower annular channel in this position and frictionally engages the lower annular channel to prevent lateral movement of the adaptor on the annular ring until such time as the adaptor may be securely attached to the annular ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Playcore Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Andrew Ellingboe, Daniel R. Schneider, Kerry W. Leppert
  • Patent number: 8845124
    Abstract: A security lighting system includes security lights mounted atop fence posts. Each security light has a light module including a central housing having outwardly extending support arms. A LED unit is mounted in a depression formed in a top surface of the central housing, and a hat covers the top surface of the central housing for allowing only reflected light to escape from light module. The security light has a junction box containing electrical components, and an extension tube having an upper end secured to the light module and a lower end secured to the junction box. The security light includes a clamp assembly for securing the junction box atop a fence post, and an alignment system for aligning the extension tube with the longitudinal axis of the fence post so that the support arms extend perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fence post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Beausoleil, Paul Eugene Britt
  • Patent number: 8833712
    Abstract: A pole assembly to be mounted on a supporting platform to support photovoltaic modules includes a supporting pole, a fixing pole pivotably attached to the supporting pole, a first mounting member fixed on the supporting platform, and a second mounting member fixed on the supporting platform. The first mounting member defines a locking slot. A pin is attached to one end of the supporting pole opposite to the fixing pole. The pin is locked into the locking slot of the first mounting member. One end of the fixing pole opposite to the supporting pole is fixed to the second mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng Li
  • Publication number: 20140238470
    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: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: John Ciasulli, Jason Jones
  • Patent number: 8776454
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mounting rail for a solar array support structure that includes a main body having a top and a bottom, the main body extending from a first end to a second end, the main body including a dual web having a first vertical element and a second vertical element. Further, the mounting rail includes a solar panel mounting portion extending along the top of the main body, the solar panel mounting portion configured to secure the solar panel to the mounting rail. Finally, the mounting rail includes a first flange extending from the bottom of the first vertical element, the first flange including a first pair of holes configured to receive two ends of a U-bolt, the first pair of holes spaced apart substantially equal to a width of a horizontal rail of a solar array support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Zuritis
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140151518
    Abstract: A mount bracket for use in a cabin air supply system for an aircraft has three legs extending from a cylindrical central bore and at a first axial end of the bracket. There are two legs at an opposed second axial end. A central leg is on the first axial end, and two of the legs are positioned at each of two lateral sides at first and second ends. The legs extend to feet. Strengthening legs connect feet at each of the lateral sides, and to the central leg foot. A thickness of the strengthening legs connected to the central leg is defined as a first dimension. A distance along the first axial end between a laterally outermost portion of the feet at each of the lateral sides is defined as a second dimension. A ratio of the first dimension to the second dimension is between 0.032 and 0.037.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Vignali, Brent J. Merritt
  • Publication number: 20140138497
    Abstract: A bracket device for installing an electronic device on different objects is disclosed. The bracket device includes a bracket body, a supporting foot, a fixing member and a holding mechanism. The bracket body is for combining the electronic device. The supporting foot is connected to a side of the bracket body for supporting the bracket body and the electronic device. The fixing member is connected to another side of the bracket body. The fixing member includes at least one hanging structure for hanging the bracket body and the electronic device. The holding mechanism is installed on the fixing member in a detachable manner. The holding mechanism and the fixing member are cooperatively for holding a post, so as to fix the electronic device on the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bing-Chun Chung, Hung-Yuan Lin, Yun-Yi Ting
  • Publication number: 20140131535
    Abstract: A pump jack pole brace. The brace comprises a U-shaped yoke member having a first leg and a second leg. The brace includes a latch plate assembly having a first side slidably and pivotably attached to the first leg, and a second side having a tab which engages with the second leg to form a closed envelope with the yoke. A method for securing a pole for use of a pump jack system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: WERNER CO.
    Inventors: Brett A. Latimer, Robert D. Beggs
  • Publication number: 20140116972
    Abstract: A shelf apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention includes first and second upstanding posts each having a plurality of horizontally-extending grooves in an external surface thereof, the grooves spaced vertically from one another. First and second shelf support clamps are supported by the first and second posts, respectively. The clamps each have a clamp body received only partially about its corresponding post, and the clamps each include a horizontally-extending protuberance such as a rib received in one of the grooves of its respective post. The apparatus further includes first and second shelf brackets supported by the first and second clamps, respectively, and a shelf supported by the first and second shelf brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Kirk J. Botkin
  • Publication number: 20140103175
    Abstract: A hanger is described for hanging an object from a generally vertical support rod. In one embodiment, the hanger comprises a hanger body, a first set of one or more hooks on the hanger body defining a first hook-defined recess, and a second set of one or more hooks on the hanger body defining a second hook-defined recess. The first and second hook-defined recesses have different transverse dimensions for receiving support rods having respective first and second different diameters. Various embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Bruce Alan Neace
  • Patent number: 8683909
    Abstract: An exemplary hunting rifle support includes a mounting bracket mountable to a tree using a strap extending through apertures. A gun can be supported above or be hung below the appendages of a support arm that pivotally extends out from the mounting bracket. Support flanges extending from a mounting bracket base allow for upright and stable mounting to support structures, and gripping flanges resist tilting from the swiveling of the support arm. Fasteners extending to varying degrees through opposing support flanges rotate the mounting bracket with respect to the mounted tree. A pair of primary flanges extending from the mounting bracket base forms a primary valley, and a secondary flange between the primary flanges forms a secondary valley, the valleys able to complementarily receive portions of the support arm. A barrel support member extending above the support arm stabilizes the gun as the hunter aims at a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Oak Sturdy, LLC
    Inventor: William J. Copus
  • Publication number: 20140061410
    Abstract: A model and method for attaching an object to a railing is provided that serves to attach securely to a universal array of slats and spindles without causing damage thereto. The model and method has a clamp that is configured for attaching to the slats or spindles of a railing with jam plates that are covered by a non-abrasive material. A lightweight yet strong tubular body protrudes from the top of the clamp, and a strategically angled, lightweight and strong rod protrudes from the top of the tower. It is from the free end of the strategically angled rod that an object may be hung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Charbel Nassif
  • Patent number: 8651399
    Abstract: A structure to hang a showerhead includes a fixed base and a supporting unit, wherein the supporting unit has two clamping arms and two conjugating arms, and one side of the clamping arms has a wedging surface that has two conjugating recessed arcs with an inclined angle corresponding to a mounting surface of the fixed base, and the inclined angle of one recessed arc is smaller than the other recessed arc. A conjugating surface extends from one end of the wedging surface, and engages with the other conjugating surface of the other clamping arm. An engaging surface is formed on the other side of the clamping arm to engage with the conjugating arms. According to this structure, the angle of the showerhead can be adjusted based on different inclined angles of the conjugating recessed arcs to further achieve the goal of easily adjusting the angle of water output from the showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Jiin Haur Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Piao Wu
  • Publication number: 20140014796
    Abstract: The invention provides for a simple and inexpensive holder for musical instruments. Unlike existing instrument holders, the present invention mounts without any tools or clamps onto the shaft of a stand such as a microphone stand, music stand, or similar stand and and is easily installed or repositioned or removed. The object of this invention is to hold various musical instruments or a plurality of various instruments and/or accessories when not in use in a convenient place during a performance or rehearsal and display for easy selection of use when desired. It utilizes a stand that is most likely to be already in use therefore eliminating the need for another stand while providing the convenience of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: DANIEL LANCE CARPENTER
  • Publication number: 20140008380
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an installation part and a module, relating to the field of mechanical designs and capable of reducing the quantity of installation parts and increasing the efficiency of assembling and disassembling an article that needs to be installed. The installation part includes: a slot configured to be clamped with a hoop, where the hoop is configured to fix a pole part onto a pole together with the pole part; and a first screw hole configured to be connected to a conversion bracket, where the conversion bracket is configured to connect the pole part and an article that needs to be installed. The embodiments of the present invention are applied to the installation of modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guohui Zou, Wenjie Wei
  • Publication number: 20130335897
    Abstract: An adapter holder includes: a mounting portion that detachably mounts an adapter; and an attaching portion that is provided at an opposite side to the mounting portion and is configured to attach to and detach from a separate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshihito Mochizuki, Hsi-ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8607497
    Abstract: A temporary mounting apparatus capable of quickly being mounted to and dismounted from a stationary body, such as a tree or a pole, without damaging the stationary body. The mounting apparatus includes an artificial limb which extends away from a base-plate forming the body of the apparatus. A line is suspended from the apparatus which may be used to catch live fish or to store items suspended above the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Steven A. Green
  • Publication number: 20130264443
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying a plant is described. The apparatus includes a first substantially horizontal member that engages a first surface of a structure at a first vertical position. A second substantially horizontal member engages a second surface of the structure at a second vertical position that is lower than the first vertical position. The first surface is opposite to the second surface. A frame is coupled to the second substantially horizontal member and is shaped to support a pot containing the plant. The weight of the supported plant urges the first substantially horizontal member against the first surface of the structure and urges the second substantially horizontal member against the second surface of the structure, thereby securing the apparatus to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: JAMES VINCENT ARMAS
  • Publication number: 20130256482
    Abstract: A fast disassembly fastening apparatus mounted onto a bracing post includes a mounting seat, a press portion, a latch portion and an elastic portion. The mounting seat has a housing compartment with an aperture run through by the bracing post. The latch portion is hinged in the housing compartment and has a fixed position intruding into the aperture and a release position escaping from the aperture. The elastic portion is compressed to push the latch portion to the fixed position. The press portion is inserted into the housing compartment to contact the latch portion and push the latch portion to the release position. By pressing the press portion, the bracing post runs through the aperture. After the press portion is released, the elastic portion pushes the latch portion to latch the bracing post so that the mounting seat is held on the bracing post to fix a musical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Tsun-Chi LIAO
  • Patent number: 8534622
    Abstract: A mast mount system for mounting accessories on a mobile elevated pole or mast comprising a pole mount assembly including a mounting collar comprising a pair of hingedly coupled pole mounting clamp members to secure the mounting collar to the elevated pole or mast and an accessory mount assembly coupled to the pole mount assembly by an intermediate coupler, the assembly mount assembly comprises an accessory attachment arm having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion pivotally mounted to the intermediate coupler at the proximal end thereof and an accessory support member pivotally mounted to the distal end thereof to support the accessory thereon such that the accessory is positioned relative to the elevated pole or mast without the use of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Vanover
  • Publication number: 20130206709
    Abstract: A material carousel for manufacturing and/or assembly operations is provided. The carousel includes a hub fabricated from a low friction material wherein the hub has a polygonal shape. The carousel also includes a plurality of equally spaced arms which are press fit into the hub. Each arm is adapted to hold cable and/or harness assemblies or includes a bin for holding materials used for production operations. In addition, the carousel includes a support column that extends through the hub, wherein the hub is adapted to rotate about the support column. An adjustable support collar is also provided for supporting the hub on the support column Further, the carousel includes a peg mechanism for stopping rotation of the hub after a predetermined rotation angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Arden Verson
  • Publication number: 20130206938
    Abstract: A device for mounting objects to a pole is disclosed. The device includes a first part having a channel therein and keys extending therefrom. A second piece also having a channel therein has keyways adapted to slidably receive the keys on the first part. The first and second parts are joined together to suspend objects from a pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Doug CLOUSER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130187018
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for holding an article has a base having a rod receiving section that receives a rod assembly including a rod to which an article can be hung. The rod receiving section includes a hollow housing in which a spring and actuator are disposed. A sidewall of the housing has an opening including opposed slots that extend upwardly and away from each other from a junction where lower ends of the slots meet. An inner section of the rod assembly extends through the opening in the sidewall of the housing and is secured to the actuator. Upon the rod deflecting in response to wind loading of the article, the inner section of the rod assembly moves upwardly in one of the slots and translates the actuator upwardly compressing the spring. The compressed spring urges the actuator downwardly to return the actuator to a neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Randy L. Canfield, Rick Flees, Fred Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20130181103
    Abstract: A fastener includes a body defining a central aperture and an insertion opening in communication with the central aperture. The body includes a threaded inner surface defining at least a portion of the central aperture and extending approximately 180 degrees about the central aperture. The body further defines a transverse aperture extending radially inwardly from an outer peripheral surface of the body in general alignment with the transverse aperture and in communication with the central aperture. An engagement screw is selectively engagable within the transverse aperture of the body and is movable relative to the body between a retracted position, wherein the engagement screw is disposed within the transverse aperture, and an extended position, wherein the engagement screw extends radially inwardly towards the threaded inner surface of the body for engaging a threaded rod within the central aperture of the body between the threaded inner surface and the engagement screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Roger Jette
  • 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: 8458966
    Abstract: A bracket for a post comprises a body adapted for being located at the post and at least one projection extending out from the body. The projection is adapted for retaining thereat at least one of a ground securing pin and an end of a tensioning rod. A post securement system comprises the bracket and at least one of the ground securing pin and tensioning rod. A method employing the bracket locates the post in ground, locates the bracket along the post and positions at least one of the ground securing pin and tensioning rod to be retained at the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventor: Lawrence O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20130099077
    Abstract: A system for connecting sheet material to a pole extending between a first surface and a second surface comprises a foot member a foot member comprising a first attraction member and a second attraction member. The foot member is detachably attached to a first end of the pole. A second end of the pole is in contact with the first surface. The first and second attraction members are magnetically attracted to each other such that a first portion of the sheet material is detachably attached to the foot member. The foot member engages the second surface to hold the sheet material in a desired configuration relative to the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: FASTCAP, LLC
    Inventor: Fastcap, LLC
  • Patent number: 8413934
    Abstract: A bracket (20) that is fixed to a band (10) mounted on an outer peripheral surface (2a) of a cylinder tube (2) supports a pipe (4). The band (10) includes a first tab (11a) projecting outward in a radial direction and a second tab (11b) projecting outward in the radial direction. The bracket (20) supporting the pipe (4) is formed with an inverted U-shaped cross-section constituted by a pair of leg plate portions (20a) and a top plate portion (20b) formed integrally with the leg plate portions (20a) to join the leg plate portions (20a). The pair of leg plate portions (20a) are fixed to the first tab (11a) and the second tab (11b) by a bolt, and a small and lightweight pipe fixing structure is thus realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiko Hara
  • Publication number: 20130064488
    Abstract: A bicycle bottom bracket assembly is provided with a support member, a bearing unit and a seal member. The support member includes a hanger mounting structure and a bearing mounting structure. The bearing unit includes an outer race, an inner race and at least one roller element disposed between the outer and inner races. The outer race is fixed to the bearing mounting structure of the support member. The seal member has a proximal end fixed to the support member and a distal end slidably contacting the inner race of the bearing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventor: Shingo SHIRAISHI
  • Patent number: 8381335
    Abstract: This invention is directed towards a patient single surface system, PS3, which is a next generation system solution for patient accommodation, diagnosis, treatment, transfer and transport. PS3 provides a single surface for the patient to remain on from the trauma site through diagnosis, treatment and convalescence. Needs addressed by the PS3 system include improved patient treatment through reduction in time to treatment, reduced or eliminated unnecessary patient movement and injury, as well as improved comfort throughout treatment and convalescence. In addition, the PS3 system solves significant economic considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ahlman IP, LLC
    Inventor: Scott M. Ahlman
  • 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