By Sliding Jaw Patents (Class 248/228.3)
  • Patent number: 10774985
    Abstract: A hanger assembly for clamping onto a T-bar of a suspended ceiling, the T-bar including a flange portion and a web portion, the hanger assembly including a first bracket for attaching to an access point, the first bracket including a first horizontal wall for hanging onto one section of the flange on one side of the web portion; a second bracket slidable with respect to the first bracket, the second bracket including a second horizontal wall for hanging onto another section of the flange portion on another side of the web portion; a first guideway and a second guideway attached to the first bracket; the second bracket is slidable toward or away from the first bracket along the first and second guideways; and a first spring to urge the second bracket toward the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TESSCO COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tim Ortel, Stephen Powell
  • Patent number: 10619658
    Abstract: A studio bridge clamp comprised of a first element and a second element. Responsive to sliding the first element and the second element along a linear axis of the first element and the second element, the studio bridge clamp creates a clamping force at two locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Brent Williams Graham
  • Patent number: 10539165
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a studio bridge clamp comprised of a first element and a second element. Responsive to sliding the first element and the second element along a linear axis of the first element and the second element, the studio bridge clamp creates a clamping force at two locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Brent Williams Graham
  • Patent number: 10443641
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is provided for securing a panel or fairing to an I-beam, and comprises a pair of side blocks and a clamping block, together with a single bolt to secure them in place. Each of the side blocks as an inclined wedge surface, and the T-shaped clamping block has similarly sloped wedge surfaces along the sides of the leg of the T. When a bolt this passed through side legs of the side blocks, and through or under the clamping block, a sliding and wedging action between the inclined and sloped wedge surfaces occurs. Moreover, a clamping action between the top surface of the clamping block and the lower surface of the lower flanges of the I-beam is also induced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Laydon Composites Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Mancina, James D. Haws, Miroslav Vukovic, Andriy N. Prokudin
  • Patent number: 10343333
    Abstract: Apparatuses include first and second monolithic members that are coupled together, that are configured to move relative to each other, and that are configured so that they cannot be decoupled from each other without destruction of one or both of the two monolithic members. Apparatuses further include a third monolithic member configured to be selectively coupled to at least one of the first monolithic member and the second monolithic member. Methods of forming and using such apparatuses also are disclosed. Some monolithic members are formed utilizing an additive manufacturing process so that they are restricted from being decoupled from each other. Some apparatuses define clamps. Some clamps are used to precisely align laser projection alignment targets for use with laser projection alignment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Raymond J. Slesinski
  • Patent number: 10220888
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is provided for securing a panel or fairing to an I-beam, and comprises a pair of side blocks and a clamping block having a central body and a flat surface at at least one end of the central body. The side blocks and the clamping block are secured together using a single bolt. The flat surface at the end of the central body is positioned at an angle to the central body, so as to provide an angled surface for mounting of a fairing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Laydon Composites Ltd.
    Inventor: James D. Haws
  • Patent number: 10207654
    Abstract: A retention system on a mounting structure for a generally cylindrical component extending in a transversal axis. The retention system includes a generally U-shaped spring clip comprising a base and a pair of resilient retainer arms extending from the base along a longitudinal axis and defining an inlet passage; and a member holding said U-shaped spring clip; the retainer arms are adapted to engage with an upper side of the component in front of the inlet passage. The member includes one or multiple rigid retention walls extending inside the spring clip and which are adapted to engage with a lower side of the component at distance of the base, in working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Robik Edgarian, Ravindra Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10202991
    Abstract: A method and assembly for mounting a conduit on a mounting surface utilizing a conduit mounting assembly. The conduit mounting assembly includes a first clamp portion, a second clamp portion, a connecting screw and a conduit securement screw. The method includes providing the conduit mounting assembly, mounting the first clamp portion on a tile, mounting the second clamp portion opposite to the first clamp portion on the tile, connecting the first clamp portion with the second clamp portion utilizing the connecting screw and mounting the conduit on the second clamp portion utilizing the conduit securement screw and a conduit fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wencon Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Lewis
  • Patent number: 10161565
    Abstract: A suspension mount is provided, which is capable of selectively hanging an electronic device onto different ceiling structures. The suspension mount includes a first member, a pivot shaft and a second member. The first member includes a first restriction unit and a second restriction unit. The second member pivots on the first member by the pivot shaft. The second member includes a third restriction unit and a fourth restriction unit. The first restriction unit corresponds to the third restriction unit. The second restriction unit corresponds to the fourth restriction unit. When the suspension mount is connected to the first ceiling structure, the first restriction unit and the fourth restriction unit abut a side of the first ceiling structure, and the second restriction unit and the third restriction unit abut the other side of the first ceiling structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventor: Yu-Shuo Wu
  • Patent number: 10024346
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to structurally replace a cracked weld in a nuclear plant may include: a first body portion that includes a first gripping portion; a second body portion that includes a second gripping portion; a wedge portion between the first and second body portions; and/or an adjustment portion. The first body portion may be configured to slidably engage the second body portion. The wedge portion may be configured to exert force on the slidably engaged first and second body portions. The adjustment portion may be configured to increase or decrease the force exerted by the wedge portion on the slidably engaged first and second body portions. When the adjustment portion increases the force exerted by the wedge portion on the slidably engaged first and second body portions, a distance between the first and second gripping portions may decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Welsh, Nicholas Kandabarow, Barry H. Koepke
  • Patent number: 9957991
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is provided for securing a panel or fairing to an I-beam, and comprises a pair of side blocks and a clamping block, together with a single bolt to secure them in place. Each of the side blocks as an inclined wedge surface, and the T-shaped clamping block has similarly sloped wedge surfaces along the sides of the leg of the T. When a bolt this passed through side legs of the side blocks, and through or under the clamping block, a sliding and wedging action between the inclined and sloped wedge surfaces occurs. Moreover, a clamping action between the top surface of the clamping block and the lower surface of the lower flanges of the I-beam is also induced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Laydon Composites Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Mancina, James D. Haws, Miroslav Vukovic, Andriy N. Prokudin
  • Patent number: 9921084
    Abstract: A fastening device for a sensor at a fitting including a quick clamping mechanism (4) which clamps the fitting (14), characterized in that the quick clamping mechanism (4) is supported at a first holding part (2) which is connected to a second holding part (3) which supports the sensor (12), with the first holding part and the second holding part (2, 3) forming a clamping device, wherein the first holding part (2) includes two hoops (5, 6), wherein at least one hoop (5) engages behind a fitting support unit (10) of the second holding part (3) and the quick clamping mechanism (4) is fastened between the two hoops (5, 6) of the first holding part (2), wherein the quick clamping mechanism (4) is led or rotatably supported at an axle (9) which connects the hoops (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventor: Andreas Behrens
  • Patent number: 9506488
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is provided for securing a panel or fairing to an I-beam, and comprises a pair of side blocks and a clamping block, together with a single bolt to secure them in place. Each of the side blocks as an inclined wedge surface, and the T-shaped clamping block has similarly sloped wedge surfaces along the sides of the leg of the T. When a bolt this passed through side legs of the side blocks, and through or under the clamping block, a sliding and wedging action between the inclined and sloped wedge surfaces occurs. Moreover, a clamping action between the top surface of the clamping block and the lower surface of the lower flanges of the I-beam is also induced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: LAYDO COMPOSITES LTD.
    Inventors: Joseph Mancina, James D. Haws, Miroslav Vukovic, Andriy N. Prokudin
  • Patent number: 9238299
    Abstract: A support device is provided. The support device includes a support assembly with an elongated first body defining a cantilever mounting and a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Penn United Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark P Noah
  • Patent number: 9199186
    Abstract: An underdrain flume plate for use in a filter including at least one central opening having an upstanding flange to interface with a cut-out in an underdrain lateral to form a passageway for connecting the lateral to the flume. The flume plate may also include at least one raised channel at each end of the plate with a solid or cut-away top surface, and/or holes and/or slots for connection of the flume plate to anchor rods and may be configured to overlap one another when placed side by side. The present invention also includes a method of installing underdrain laterals in a filter, including arranging a grid of anchor rods on a filter floor such that anchor rods are provided on both sides of the flume, and providing at least one underdrain flume plate adapted for attachment to the anchor rods such that the flume plate covers the flume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Xylem Water Solutions Zelienople LLC
    Inventors: Daniel E. Bruce, John L. Geibel, Christopher J. Ball
  • Patent number: 9117561
    Abstract: A universal mounting adapter is configured for interchangeably mounting a calibration source to two or more different imaging devices. The two imaging devices have different mounting brackets so they cannot be used with the same conventional calibration source. The present adapter includes mounting mechanisms for both types of bracket, allowing the attached calibration source to be moved from one imaging device to the other, while maintaining the calibration source in a prescribed geometry within the respective imaging device. This can be performed without the need for any tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: RadQual, LLC
    Inventor: Keith C. Allberg
  • Patent number: 8985540
    Abstract: Apparatuses include two monolithic members that are coupled together, that are configured to move relative to each other, and that are configured so that they cannot be decoupled from each other without alteration of one or both of the two monolithic members. Methods of forming and using such apparatuses also are disclosed. Some monolithic members are formed utilizing an additive manufacturing method so that they are restricted from being decoupled from each other. Some apparatuses define clamps. Some clamps are used to precisely align laser projection alignment targets for use with laser projection alignment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Raymond J. Slesinski
  • Patent number: 8941554
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an anti-backlash component. In one embodiment, the anti-backlash component includes a housing, the housing comprising a first threaded opening and a second opening, a bolt coupled to the housing through the first threaded opening and the second opening, the bolt comprising a spherical end, a nut coupled to the bolt and an exterior side of the second opening of the housing and a socket coupled to the spherical end of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pro Band International, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Christie
  • Patent number: 8931747
    Abstract: A bracket assembly includes an elongated plate that has a first end, a second end, a front side, a back side, an upper edge and a lower edge. A first coupler is attached to and extends away from the back side. The first coupler is positioned adjacent to the first end. A second coupler is attached to and extends away from the back side. The second coupler is positioned adjacent to the second end. A catch is attached to and extends away from the front side of the plate. The catch is positioned between the first and second ends. The first and second couplers are engageable with opposite sides of a support member to allow an article to be positioned on the catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Joe N. Davis
  • Patent number: 8870044
    Abstract: A holder for snacks and drinks, in one embodiment adapted to be secured by clamping to a child safety car seat in a vehicle, to a stroller, or to a shopping cart handle, as examples. The holder includes a main body having a front side and a rear side and supporting at least one receptacle for holding food or a drink. A clamp assembly is connected to the main body. The clamp assembly includes a pair of jaws movable relative to each other located generally on the rear side of the main body, and an adjustment knob located generally on the front side of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Brica, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence O. Freese, Douglas F. Melville, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8827037
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a safety rail. The safety rail may include a body disposed on first and second adjustable boots. The first and second adjustable boots may be adapted to secure the safety rail to an excavation support structure. The body may include a lower rail connected to the first and second adjustable boots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: National Trench Safety, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald W. Chilton
  • Patent number: 8814107
    Abstract: A fastening device (3) for detachably fastening a medical instrument (2A-2E) to a holding structure (1) includes two crossbeams (4A, 4B), two longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) with a claw (6) for extending behind a holding surface (1A) of the holding structure. A guide (7-9) is provided, by which the crossbeams (4A, 4B) are moved in the direction of the claws (6) of the longitudinal beams during a motion of the longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) in relation to one another. A clamping structure (12) is provided for moving the longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) in relation to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Hampe, Holger Stegmann
  • Patent number: 8783416
    Abstract: A clamp device for mounting a rail device onto a railroad rail includes a clamp body having an upper section and a lower section. The clamp body defines a recess portion between the upper and lower sections and a bore extending through the lower section of the clamp body. A bolt having a first end and a second end extends through the bore of the clamp body. The clamp device also includes a quick release mechanism having a lever arm and a cam member pivotally connected to the second end of the bolt. The lever arm is connected to the cam member and has a clamped position and a released position whereby pivoting the lever arm from the released position to the clamped position draws the first end of the bolt and the clamp body together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Singleton, W. Thomas Urmson, Jr., Charles A. Petrie, Christopher Alan Lucke
  • Patent number: 8714502
    Abstract: A bracket assembly includes an elongated plate that has a first end, a second end, a front side, a back side, an upper edge and a lower edge. A first coupler is attached to and extends away from the back side. The first coupler is positioned adjacent to the first end. A second coupler is attached to and extends away from the back side. The second coupler is positioned adjacent to the second end. A catch is attached to and extends away from the front side of the plate. The catch is positioned between the first and second ends. The first and second couplers are engageable with opposite sides of a support member to allow an article to be positioned on the catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Joe N. Davis
  • Patent number: 8651435
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for mounting systems, for example an electrical or fluid-conveying line, on a structure, in particular of an aircraft or spacecraft, the device comprising: a basic holder which can be fastened to the structure; and at least a first system holder for mounting the systems; the basic holder being made up of at least a first part comprising a first interface for fastening the first system holder and a second part comprising a second interface for fastening the first or a second system holder, the interfaces being formed in an identical manner and pointing in different spatial directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Peter Guthke, Barbara Lunitz
  • Patent number: 8621692
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail extending along a side. A clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a clamp body which has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An internally threaded sleeve extends through the body and has an end portion that communicates with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the sleeve. A bearing is mounted on one end of the shaft. A pusher/pressure plate is mounted on the bearing with a pivotal, articulating or ball and socket connection and has a concave surface that grips curved structures. The pusher plate is supported within the recess. The pusher plate is movable toward or away from the sleeve. An insert is connectable to the pressure/pusher plate and presents a flat surface to an implement that is to be clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Patent number: 8561234
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail extending along a side. A specially configured clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a non metallic clamp body. The clamp body has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An opening such as a metallic, internally threaded sleeve extends through the body. The sleeve has one sleeve end portion in communication with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the internally threaded sleeve. A spherically shaped bearing is mounted on one end. A pusher or pressure plate is mounted on the spherically shaped bearing of the shaft with a connection. The pusher plate is supported by the shaft and the spherically shaped bearing within the recess. Each appendage has an end portion that grasps the rail. The pusher plate is movable toward or away from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Patent number: 8499888
    Abstract: One or more rack modules may be semi-permanently attached to a deck to provide storage for material. Each rack module comprises a top horizontal member which may be adjusted in length to accommodate decks with different widths. A vertical member is attached to the top horizontal member; one or more horizontal arms extend out from the vertical member. One or more of the horizontal arms may be adjustable in length. Material may be stored on an arm or arms of a single rack module or may be disposed across multiple such arms, including across multiple such arms of multiple rack modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Fontaine
  • Patent number: 8480041
    Abstract: A beam clamp providing for a positive attachment to I-beams, H-beams, T-bars, pairs of conventional angles, bulb angles, channels, plates and other similar structural shapes wherein the beam clamp includes a pair of clamping hooks incorporated into opposing clamp bodies that capture an attached elongated rectangular, round or other shape. The shapes are secured against the structure using one or more bolt with nut assemblies to pull the halves together towards each other and the attached member and towards the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Allen Myers
  • Patent number: 8453988
    Abstract: A track clip hanger assembly is composed of two parts that are mated together in a slidable manner to attach the assembly to a hanging ceiling track. Each of the two track clip hanger parts include an arrangement for mating one part to the other and each of the two parts include an arrangement for attaching the assembly to a ceiling track such that the assembly hangs from the bottom of the track when the two parts are in the mated position and the two parts of the track clip hanger assembly are mated in such a manner that the two parts will not accidentally come apart or un-mate. The track clip hanger assembly is designed to allow an electronic device to be attached to it so that the device can not accidentally become un-attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Jeff Leland Simpson, Kevin P Conway, Kraig J Kruger
  • Patent number: 8424820
    Abstract: A universal clamp for use on a crib and a method of securing the clamp to the crib. The clamp includes a first base and a second base removeably coupled to a crib. The first base includes an aperture and is configured to receive a strap and a recess. The second base includes a shaft configured to be received within the recess of the first base, a spring coupled to the shaft and being biased to retain the shaft within the recess, and a cam buckle connected to and pivotable with respect to the second base. The second base is configured to rotate with respect to the first base, and the cam buckle is configured to receive the strap to secure the clamp to the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Learning Curve Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Cristian Cotirla, Joseph J. Grasso
  • 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: 8322454
    Abstract: Gang tube rail structure is attached to the lower front and rear corners of the implement gang tube to provide a lower clamp support. Two pivoting clamp jaws are attached to the clamp support and secured against the support by tightening a single clamp bolt extending between the lowermost portions of the jaws. A locator shoe is secured between the tube and the c-spring and includes a protrusion that projects into a hole in the c-spring. The ends of the locator shoe include short legs that wrap around the gang tube rail. The single clamp bolt provides a vertical clamp force that is approximately twice the tension generated in the bolt when the nut is tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Connell, Ryan A. Hackert, Mark D. Beeck
  • Patent number: 8312966
    Abstract: A beam anchor. The beam anchor is generally used for attaching to a flanged beam that has been made a part of a structure, to provide fall protection for a worker working on the structure. The beam anchor includes a main cross-member with a beam capturing member at each end. One or both of the capturing members have associated therewith respective yaw restoring mechanisms providing a combined restoring torque for urging the cross-member in counteraction to twisting thereof by a yaw angle in a yaw plane that is substantially parallel to the surface portions. Preferably, a lanyard attachment member is slidably disposed on the cross-member and spring-biased into a relatively centered position between the capturing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Karl Guthrie, Joseph Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8240632
    Abstract: A beam clamp releasably securable to a flange of a beam. The beam clamp comprises a clamping member connected to a base. The clamping member includes a latch. The latch has an engaged and a disengaged position. When in its engaged position the latch securing the clamping member to the flange and thereby securing the base to the beam. When it is in its disengaged position the latch permitting the base to be removed or withdrawn from the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Melic
  • Patent number: 8210299
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting bracket (10), in particular for mounting a radiator (100). The bracket (10) comprises a stationary member (20) to be attached to the vehicle and a movable member (30) slideably mounted on the stationary member (20), preferably using guide rails (24a, 24b). The movable member (30) is configured to move from a first position to a second position to thereby secure the radiator (100). A ratchet mechanism (42) including teeth (42a) on the stationary member (10) may be provided to lock the movable member (30). An independent claim is included directed to a method for securing a vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Behr America, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Streeter
  • Publication number: 20120097406
    Abstract: A fire sprinkler support assembly includes a leg configured to extend transverse to each of a pair of adjacent parallel spaced beams. The leg includes levered clamp assemblies that are configured for connecting and supporting each end of the leg to a corresponding one of the beams. The levered clamp assemblies include a first plate and a second plate, each plate configured to straddle the beam. The levered clamp assemblies also include a lever assembly. The lever assembly includes a rod passing through corresponding rod openings in the first and second plates, and a lever pivotally connected to one end of the rod. The lever includes a cam surface disposed adjacent to the first plate. The lever assembly is configured to reduce spacing between the plates upon actuation of the lever, whereby the leg is secured to the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: PNM, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S.F. Silcox, Peter M. MacDonald, Norman J. MacDonald, III
  • Patent number: 8061672
    Abstract: A securing device for securing a wall to an I-beam. The securing device includes two members that coupled to the sides of an I-beam and are secured together so as to couple the securing device to the I-beam. The two members define a surface that is spaced from the bottom surface of the I-beam that can receive fasteners and the thickness of the two member is such that ordinary fasteners can be used to secure a wall component to the two members of the securing device thereby reducing the need to drill, weld or otherwise attach wall members directly to the I-beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel Kaufman
  • Patent number: 8051515
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail that extends along a side. A specially configured clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a non metallic clamp body. The clamp body has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An opening such as a metallic, internally threaded sleeve extends through the body. The sleeve has one sleeve end portion that is in communication with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the internally threaded sleeve. A spherically shaped bearing is mounted on one end of the shaft. A pusher or pressure plate is mounted on the spherically shaped bearing of the shaft with a pivotal, articulating or ball and socket connection. The pusher plate is supported by the shaft and the spherically shaped bearing within the recess. Each appendage has an end portion that grasps the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Patent number: 7845468
    Abstract: A ladder bracket for hanging a ladder in a trench box is disclosed. The bracket includes a frame, a first arm and a second arm, and a lip. The first arm and second arm each have a first end attached to the frame and a second end extending in a direction away from the frame. The lip is attached to the second end of the first arm and to the second end of the second arm. A distance between the frame and the lip accommodates the bracket being removably hung from a top edge of the trench box. A method of use is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Independence Excavating, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas John Steblinski
  • Patent number: 7721363
    Abstract: A slide rail has a mounting shaft and a sliding mount. The sliding mount is movably mounted around the mounting shaft and has a clamp, a handle, a clamp jaw, a holding bracket and a spring. The clamp is mounted around the mounting shaft. The handle is rotatably connected to the clamp and has a lock bar and a grip. The clamp jaw is mounted around and abuts the mounting shaft in the clamp and has a convex surface. The holding bracket is connected to the clamp to hold a showerhead, a soap dish or the like and has a positioning ring. The spring is mounted in the clamp between the clamp jaw and the positioning ring to push the convex surface of the clamp jaw to engage an engaging recess of the lock bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Sheng Tai Brassware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ting-Yao Huang
  • 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: 7484715
    Abstract: A modular lift assembly configured for attachment between two substantially parallel support beams includes a chassis, at least one lift component attached to the chassis, a telescoping stiffener, and at least one attachment assembly. The chassis has a plurality of grooves formed in one surface thereof. The telescoping stiffener is disposed in at least one of the grooves and engages facing surfaces of adjacent parallel support beams. The attachment assembly is disposed in another of the grooves formed in the chassis for engaging at least one of the adjacent support beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Daktronics Hoist, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald A. Hoffend, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080277549
    Abstract: There is a clamp for a universal beam (18). The clamp includes a flange hook (1) and locking plate (8) which are disposed on a support bar (2) for relative slidable adjustment over a range of beam configurations. In a position of use the clamp is attached to the beam (18) by slidable adjustment of the flange hook (1) and locking plate (8) to engage respective beam flanges (19, 20) in a manner to obtain a rigid load bearing beam mounting for the support bar (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: James Laurence Curtin
  • Patent number: 7191990
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting bracket for secure mounting as by adhesive attachment onto an exposed edge of a substrate, wherein the mounting bracket is adapted for quick and easy subsequent mounting of a selected structure such as tubing, wire bundles, etc., relative to the substrate. The adjustable mounting bracket includes a pair of slidably interfitting, generally L-shaped bracket members which cooperatively define a slidably overlying pair of mounting plates and an associated pair of slidably separable clamp jaw plates. The slidably interfitting mounting plates accommodate adjustable spaced-apart separation of the clamp jaw plates to seat firmly against opposed surfaces of the substrate edge, such as mounting onto a rib protruding from the substrate or mounting onto an inner diameter edge of an opening formed in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles G. Hutter, III
  • Patent number: 7147114
    Abstract: A shelf assembly for use with a display rack is provided. The display rack has two lateral posts, each of which has a plurality of vertically spaced openings. The shelf assembly includes a shelf, a pair of braces and a clip corresponding to each brace. The braces and clips are capable of supporting the shelf at a predetermined height above the uppermost vertical spaced opening in the lateral post such that the shelf assembly is able to display articles higher than typical shelf assemblies. The braces may also be lowered such that the braces overlap the shelving structure below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Hand-Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Norton Sarnoff, Richard McCormick, Theresa Rauch
  • Patent number: 7128223
    Abstract: A shelf assembly for use with a display rack is provided. The display rack has two lateral posts, each of which has a plurality of vertically spaced openings. The shelf assembly includes a shelf, a pair of braces and a clip corresponding to each brace. The braces and clips are capable of supporting the shelf at a predetermined height above the uppermost vertical spaced opening in the lateral post such that the shelf assembly is able to display articles higher than typical shelf assemblies. The braces may also be lowered such that the braces overlaps the shelving structure below thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Handi-Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Norton Sarnoff, Richard McCornick, Theresa Rauch
  • Patent number: 7111707
    Abstract: An anchorage safety device for steelworkers. The safety device is configured to be slidably coupleable to a flanged structural beam to which a lanyard may be attached to secure a workman against a fall. The anchorage device includes an elongate cross-member having a plurality of apertures formed there-through to allow adjustment of the anchorage device to accommodate various beams, a lanyard attachment apparatus, affixed to the mid-point of the cross-member, for receiving a clip of a workman's lanyard; and opposed first and second clamps for coupling the device to the flange of a beam. The clamps include a ratchet pawl having first and second teeth for selectively engaging the cross-member apertures. The worker needs only one hand to release the ratchet pawl from the apertures by simultaneously applying pressure on an enlarged engagement surface of the ratchet pawl and a clamp housing surface that is opposed to the enlarged engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventor: Eric W. Reeves
  • Patent number: 7100795
    Abstract: A vending machine includes an adjustable channel assembly for varying the depth of a product stack area within the vending machine. Preferably two adjustable channel assemblies are mounted to a column wall to support a rear spacer wall that defines a back portion of the stack area. The rear spacer wall is selectively movable fore-to-aft in order to permit the stack area to be customized in order to accommodate various sized bottles and cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Hayward Kelly, Aron Philip Lewis, Joshua Robert Powell, Edmund Scott Richardson, John T. Samson
  • Patent number: 6962234
    Abstract: An anchorage safety device for steelworkers. The safety device is configured to be slidably coupleable to a flanged structural beam to which a lanyard may be attached to secure a workman against a fall. The anchorage device includes an elongate cross-member having a plurality of apertures formed there-through to allow adjustment of the anchorage device to accommodate various beams; a lanyard attachment apparatus, affixed to the mid-point of the cross-member, for receiving a clip of a workman's lanyard; and opposed first and second clamps for coupling the device to the flange of a beam. The clamps include a ratchet pawl having first and second teeth for selectively engaging the cross-member apertures. The worker needs only one hand to release the ratchet pawl from the apertures by simultaneously applying pressure on an enlarged engagement surface of the ratchet pawl and a clamp housing surface that is opposed to the enlarged engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: Eric W. Reeves