Horizontal Rod Or Bar Mount Patents (Class 248/227.4)
  • Patent number: 8950553
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safety bar having a resiliently flexible neck connecting a shaft to a head. The head includes a surface connected to at least one pair of spaced apart opposing legs. The surface and the spaced apart opposing legs define a passage and a channel intermediate the surface and the passage. Also disclosed is a method of making such a safety bar. The safety bar can be installed in a reach lift truck for protecting an operator of the reach lift truck from injury due to accidental impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lakeport Metalcraft and Welding
    Inventor: Roland Stefan Nopper
  • Patent number: 8833707
    Abstract: A urology drainage bag system has disposable clamps and/or bands that are disposed of along with the disposable urology drape. The drape, clamps, and band may comprise an integrated system for disposal as a unit. In some embodiments, the drape, clamps, and band are assembled together at the time of manufacture and sold as an integrated unit such that assembly of the drape onto the band by the end users at the point of use is not needed. Several plastic molded clamp embodiments are disclosed. Alternative methods and devices for supporting a flexible band and drainage bag relative to an OR table are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah M. Steinberg, Paul J. Skavicus, Jesse S. Drake, Mark A. Sutherland, Thomas K. Skripps
  • Patent number: 8770526
    Abstract: An electrical box support assembly for mounting an electrical box between a pair of studs is provided. The electrical box support assembly includes, but is not limited to, a pair of telescoping overlapping struts and a pair of engaging tabs detachably coupled with each end of the pair of telescoping overlapping struts. Each strut has a face to which the electrical box may be secured. Each of the pair of engaging tabs includes a first engagement member for primarily engaging a closed face of one of the studs and a side engagement member connected generally perpendicular with the first engagement member. Each end of the pair of telescoping overlapping struts may be detachably coupled at one of two positions on each engaging tab in order to accommodate electrical boxes of varying depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Asim Siddiqui, Anthony Caringella, Tom Colangelo
  • Patent number: 8528870
    Abstract: A retaining device for a stand includes a base, a shaft inserted in the base, a handle pivotally mounted on the shaft, and a retainer sleeved on a cam portion of the handle. When the handle is pivotally moved downwards, the retainer can be driven to move toward an extending rod of the stand by actuation of the cam portion of the handle for stopping against the extending rod of the stand and retaining the extending rod of the stand in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Durq Machinery Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng Liu, Chen-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8393059
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for joining an elongate member to an assembly may include a frame, clamp, actuator and link between the clamp and actuator. Stop surfaces on the clamp and actuator cooperate to secure the elongate member. A pin and the force transmitted by a compression spring may further be provided for additional security. The link between the clamp and actuator retracts the clamp permitting the elongate member to be detached from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Jerauld Dunn
  • Patent number: 8267364
    Abstract: A clamp, detachably attachable to the upper edge of a vehicular window, supports one end of a swiveling arm. The other end of the arm rotatably supports a conventional platform for a spotting telescope, a telescope, or camera or other device. A handle extends from the platform for selective rotation of the supported device about the vertical and the horizontal axis. Thereby, the supported devise may be repositioned into or out of a vehicle and rotated about the vertical and horizontal axis to be aligned with the subject of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Richard H Church
  • Patent number: 8215600
    Abstract: A connection structure between a lifting device and a lifted body is provided wherein lifted body side portions are connected to a pair of lifting bodies moving up and down on the lifted body outer sides. Gripping means provided in each side of a lifted body grip a lifting arm of each lifting body and include a first gripping piece swingably connected to a base rack and a second gripping piece swingably connected to the first gripping piece. When the lifting arm is separated from the lifted body, the first gripping piece is located outwardly of the lifting arm and a gripper is located within a vertical projective space of the lifting arm, and the first gripping piece is lifted via the second gripping piece, by which a gripper abuts against the lifting arm from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8015755
    Abstract: The present invention is an integrated housing mounting system for mounting ornamentation to buildings. Mount components are attached to a building in place of J-channel, J molding, drip edge, gutter apron or siding. Rail components are assembled to the desired length using connector components and lights or signage are attached to a rail component using hooks. A guide member is placed at each end of the assembled rail and the rail is guided through an opening in the mount component securing the lights or signage to the building. The rail components are then guided through an opening in the mount component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: Bradley Miller, Thomas DeFer
  • Patent number: 8006944
    Abstract: A fixing device for a bicycle includes a base, a bracket member, a pin and a band. When fastening of the band is loosened, the bracket member comes to be rotatable in a direction of an arrow DR20 with respect to the base, allowing adjustment of a component angle. When fastened to the pipe by the belt, the base and the bracket member are engaged with each other and held in the engaged state, so that bracket cannot be rotated in a direction of an arrow DR20 with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Cateye Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ueda, Yoji Okuda
  • Patent number: 7963492
    Abstract: A vertical support structure includes a mounting plate and a support member. The support member has a vertically-elongated central panel and a pair of vertically-elongated side panels connected to and extending perpendicularly from the central panel to form a U-shaped-channel as viewed in cross-section. The support member has a top edge and a bottom edge disposed vertically apart from and extending horizontally parallel to one another. The support member has a slot formed at least through the central panel. The slot is disposed between and extends parallel to the top and bottom edges. The mounting plate is slidably inserted into the slot in a close-fitting manner and is connected to the support member such that the mounting plate at least partially projects perpendicularly from the central panel away from the U-shaped channel. A guide element is connected to the top edge and extends upwardly and inwardly toward the U-shaped channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: EVAPCO, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Nevins
  • Publication number: 20100147788
    Abstract: A hanger for hanging of garlands and the like around a doorway is described. The hanger can be removably placed within a doorway, where it is secured by pressure and friction, thereby avoiding any damage to the door or door frame. The hanger includes outward extensions that extend outward of the door frame to permit hanging of garlands and the like on either side of the doorway. The hanger may also include one or more central extensions for supporting the garlands or the like centrally above the doorway so that the garland or the like does not hang downward too much, thus keeping the doorway clear. The hanger may use a large number of materials and decorative forms, whereby the garland hanger can also be a part of the decoration around the doorway. The hanger may fit different widths of door frames, including a wide range of door frame widths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Jared Hendricks, Erik Bornemeier
  • 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: 7611110
    Abstract: A clamp support system including a basic support made of a plastic material, a device support made of a plastic material, and a section bar connecting the basic support and the device support. A seat that houses a portion of the section bar is provided to each of the basic support and the device support. Each seat is bounded by walls that are deformable in at least an area. A fastening means that acts on the deformable area for locking the section bar is provided to each support. The section bars and the corresponding seats have matching grooved surfaces. The basic support includes a generally U-shaped body having a central opening that houses a wheel in which the seat of the basic support is provided. The wheel has front toothings for cooperating with a protruding rib of the body for the locking of the wheel via the fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Elesa S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gian Carlo Franchini
  • Patent number: 7575210
    Abstract: A glass holder device for treatment of optical glasses (4, 4?) or other substrates horizontally supports an elongated bar (1) with evenly spaced notches (10) on a frame and suspends glass holder grips (2) in parallel side-by-side vertical relation. The glass holder grip (2) comprises an axially elongated rod (20), that forms the body of the grip, and holding means (3, 31, 31?) connected to the grip body (20) for clutching the outer periphery (40, 40?) of the optical glass (4, 4?) and holding the glass generally parallel with the lower end portion of and adjacent to a stop (36) bent outwardly from the body (20) for supporting the glass. The upper end portion of the rod (20) includes hanging means (21, 22, 25) for removably connecting the grip to the bar (1) and locking means (11, 23, 12, 25) for preventing free rotation of the grip (2) around the bar (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Special Coating Laboratory International
    Inventors: Jean Gehrig, Denis Gehrig
  • Patent number: 7566038
    Abstract: A clamp for attaching a medical device to an OR table rail, including two closable clamp jaws that close to an extreme position that leaves inadequate room for the rail. A handle actuates the jaws apart, and a spring biases them together through a range of jaw positions. A lock member is biased to swing through a range of lock positions in which it progressively engages and locks the jaw mechanism through its range of jaw positions. A pair of bars carries the medical device on the clamp, and allows it to be adjustably positioned with respect to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Surgical Concept Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Scott, Jason R. Cahayla, Richard A. Modes, John A. Griecci
  • Patent number: 7562855
    Abstract: A clamping mechanism is provided for supporting a plurality of tools for use in a folder gluer machine. The clamping mechanism includes first and second clamps. Each clamp defines a corresponding clamping cavity for receiving a tool therein. Each clamp is movable between a release position wherein the clamping cavity has a first configuration and a clamping position wherein the clamping cavity has a second configuration. A clamping structure is operatively connected to the first and second clamps. The clamping structure sequentially moves the first and second clamps to their clamping positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Blanking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank E. Oetlinger
  • Patent number: 7429025
    Abstract: A hanger assembly including an adjustable bar and a fixture box for rapidly installing and centering an electrical fixture over a hole in a ceiling. The adjustable bar includes an elongated tubular member, a threaded rod rotatably connected to the tubular member, joist engaging members on each end of the bar, and a fastening arrangement for securing the fixture box with respect to the adjustable bar. The adjustable bar can be adjusted to a shortened configuration to allow easy passage through a hole in a ceiling and the tubular member then rotated to force the joist engaging members into secure contact with the joists. The fastening arrangement permits loosening and readjustment of the hanger assembly to enable centering the fixture box above the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 7322551
    Abstract: An apparatus with a first and second loaf spring portions extending from a bridge portion, the second leaf spring portion provides an article support mounting aperture for attachment of an article support to the second leaf spring portion by structure for attaching said article support, and additional structure for securing the article support to the second leaf spring portion is disclosed. In a first embodiment, the article support is a towel ring, the structure for attaching the towel ring to the second leaf spring portion includes a shaft extending from a distal end of a post, and a retention groove formed at a distal end of the shaft. The additional structure for securing the shaft to the second leaf spring portion includes: a compression spring enclosing the shaft and interposed between the second leaf spring portion and the post; and a fastener affixed to the retention groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph M. Simonsen
  • Patent number: 7258315
    Abstract: A holder for planar material includes a first panel and a second panel hingedly connected to the first panel. A prong is secured to the first panel and extends in a direction approximately normal thereto. The prong has a pointed tip. An aperture is defined in the second panel. The pointed tip pierces an associated planar material located between the panels such that the prong of the first panel can pass through the associated planar material and enter the aperture of the second panel when the first panel overlies a portion of the second panel, thereby holding the associated planar material between the first and second panels. A clip is connected to at least one of the first and second panels. The clip allows the holder to be mounted to an associated support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen D. Wamsley
  • Patent number: 7066618
    Abstract: A drip edging or gutter mounting that includes a permanent member mounted to a structure and a dismountable member selectively connected to the permanent member. The dismountable member includes structure for connecting ornamental structures, such as light strings, to the dismountable member. Upon receipt of the ornamental structures by the connecting structure, the dismountable member is selectively connected to the permanent member to thereby decorate the structure. The dismountable member can be removed from the permanent member with the lights attached for storage thereby eliminating the need for mounting and dismounted light strings to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Harold Little
  • Patent number: 6896380
    Abstract: An extendable outside rearview mirror for a vehicle includes a spring-clamped slide mechanism that ensures a zero clearance fit between sliding components to avoid vibration. Bearing members between the sliding components reduce friction and provide a consistent reaction force to ensure smooth operation of an actuator mechanism which extends or retracts the mirror assembly along a support arm. The support arm includes V-shaped guiderails vertically aligned with opposing V-shaped guiderails on the mounting bracket assembly. Rod-like bearing means are interposed between the opposing guiderail pairs. A cantilever clamp jaw with spring means biases one guiderail toward the other with a high spring force which provides superior rigidity and thus enhanced mirror image clarity. The attachment end of the support arm may be divided into two attachment legs providing a dual-arm configuration for less wind resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Delbar Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. McPherson, Keith Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20040140408
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying an object on a structure is provided. Generally, the structure of the apparatus contains a holding portion that is fabricated so as to allow the apparatus to hold the structure. The apparatus also contains a hook portion that is capable of allowing the object to be set thereon, and a central loop portion that is capable of allowing a second object to be situated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventor: Jeffrey Jackson
  • Publication number: 20030106974
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for securing an accessory to a vehicle are provided. The apparatus is suitable for securing a wide variety of accessories to vehicles. The apparatus includes a coupling, a bracket and a clip. The clip can be secured to an accessory. The bracket extends from the coupling and is configured to receive the clip so that the clip is secured to the bracket. The bracket can also include a recess to receive a portion of the clip to secure the clip to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Jeffery W. Guertin
  • Patent number: 6520465
    Abstract: A rotation and translation bracket providing pivotal and linear adjustment. The bracket includes a base, a rotation lock and pivotal member, and a translation lock and linear tube. Linear adjustment is allowed by tightening or loosening the translation lock. In a locked position the tube is fixed between locking surfaces of the base and translation lock. Inclined surfaces on the base and translation lock slide against each other providing an increasing binding force to be exerted on the tube as the translation lock is tightened. When tightened, the base, translation lock, and tube remain in a substantially fixed position. Pivotal adjustment is allowed by tightening or loosening the rotation lock. In a locked position the pivotal member is fixed between locking surfaces of the base and rotation lock. Inclined surfaces on the base and rotation lock slide against the inner surface of the pivotal member providing an increasing binding force to be exerted on the pivotal member as the rotation lock is tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James A. Sack, Arthur L. Gehr, Jr., Glenn E. Gehr
  • Patent number: 6425735
    Abstract: A system for accommodating thermal expansion of a pump housing. The system includes a pump having an external housing, and a mounting structure for mounting the pump. Contacting members are disposed intermediate the mounting structure and the pump for allowing one-dimensional movement of the external housing along a longitudinal axis of the external housing. Alternatively, bearing members are positioned to support the pump in the mounting structure, while allowing a thermal distortion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technolog Corporation
    Inventor: Ketankumar K. Sheth
  • Patent number: 6341466
    Abstract: A new and useful clip is disclosed for securing an elongate member, or lather's channel, to a horizontal T-bar of a ceiling grid, conventionally used to form a drop ceiling. The clip comprises a body having a downwardly opening recess therein for permitting the body to be placed over the lather's channel, without removing the channel from the T-bar. The lather's channel is in a seated position in which the channel is received in the recess of the clip. The clip has clasps depending from the body configured so that as the body is moved toward its seated position, the clasps assume positions on opposite sides of the stem of the T-bar for clasping the T-bar and securing the clip to the T-bar. The clip further includes a spring finger formed integrally with the body. The finger is engageable with the lather's channel as the body is moved to its seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Kehoe, Eric R. Rinderer
  • Patent number: 6299114
    Abstract: A method of attaching a spring (5) to a brake pressure equalizing device (6) by securing a clamping collar (2) to an attachment bar (1) of a vehicle. The attachment bar (1) has a circular section which connected to a flat (11,12) whereas the clamping collar (2) is an open and deformable ring (20) created by a first lug (21) being joined to a second lug (22). A profiled insert piece (4) has an internal shape which matches the profile of the circular section and flat of the attachment bar and an external shape which matches the deformable ring (20) is inserted between the attachment bar (1) and deformable ring (20). A nut (31) is connected to a screw (3) that extends between the first lug (21) and the second lug (22) and the spring is attached to the second lug (22) and brake pressure equalizing device (6). The clamping collar (2) is rotated on the profile insert piece (4) until a desired tension is achieved in the spring (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Kientz, Alain Perrin