Clamped To Mounting Surface By Pivoted Jaw Patents (Class 248/229.13)
  • Patent number: 9708023
    Abstract: Actuation device for brakes and/or clutches, in particular for motorcycles, provided with a device body, an attachment portion for attachment of the device to the handlebar of an associable motorcycle, and a support and guide portion of an actuation element. The attachment portion comprises at least one attachment bracket, suitable for partially receiving the portion of handlebar used for the attachment of the actuation device, and a locking bracket attached to the attachment bracket on the side opposite the associable handlebar, so as to identify a seat suitable for locking a portion of handlebar in the middle. Advantageously, the device body is in polymer material and the locking bracket is at least partially in metal and extends in a single piece from a first to a second end, the first end facing the attachment portion and the second end facing the support and guide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Esposito, Roberto Lavezzi, Mauro Reolon, Mauro Ielasi
  • Patent number: 9022333
    Abstract: A clipping jointer structure including a hooking member, a first moving fastener and a second moving fastener is provided. The hooking member is assembled to a rigid body, and has a suspending portion to buckle the hooking member onto one side of the rigid body. The first moving fastener is disposed on a board of the hooking member, and has an operating portion to buckle the first moving fastener onto another side of the rigid body or separate the first moving fastener from the rigid body. The second moving fastener is disposed on the board of the hooking member, and has a supporting portion to buckle the second moving fastener onto the structure body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hsing-Yu Chen, Ching-Hsien Lin, Chao-Hsien Wu
  • Publication number: 20150118654
    Abstract: A cosmetology training mannequin securing device for securing the mannequin to an edge of a wash basin in a non-vertical position for shampoo training includes: a) a mannequin neck strap, adapted to extend around the mannequin neck; b) an intermediate connection component connected to the strap and to a clamp; c) the clamp, connected to the intermediate connection component and in a position so as to attach to the wash basin with the mannequin in a shampooing non-vertical position. There is also a mannequin and securing device combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Vanessa Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150021451
    Abstract: A camera system is configured to detachably couple to a camera mount, which in turn can be attached to an apparatus. The camera mount is a spring clamp including two arms, each include a handle component and a jaw component. The spring clamp can be attached to an apparatus when the two jaw components are closed around the apparatus. A strap is adjustably coupled to the spring clamp and is tightened around the apparatus to further secure the apparatus. In some cases, a flexible neck is fastened to the camera mount, and the camera system is detachably coupled to the flexible neck. This allows a mounted camera system to be situated at any desired angle for taking photographs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Aaron Clearman, Nicholas Streets
  • Patent number: 8925179
    Abstract: A mounting mechanism includes: a support member; a rail attached to the support member; and a fastener affixed to the second side of the rail. The rail includes: a plurality of rail holes for stud engagement; a first side facing a device to be engaged to the mounting mechanism; and a second side. The fastener includes: a clamping arm; a clamp lever pivotally associated with the clamping arm; and a moveable locking latch securing the clamp lever in one of two positions: open and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Gables Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Kirsch, Daniel Kinard
  • Patent number: 8869355
    Abstract: Clip-type cable management devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first primary jaw (110) and a second primary jaw (112) having interleaved tines are coupled by a hinge pin (114) around which a primary torsion spring (116) is disposed to urge the primary jaws pivotally close. A secondary jaw (118) is disposed on the hinge pin and urged by a secondary torsion spring (120) pivotally toward the second primary jaw. A lever pin (122) is disposable in either a storage position or a working position on the first primary jaw so as to differentiate the pivotal opening of the secondary jaw, which is operable through the primary jaws. Resulting device is compact, quick and easy to operate, and packed with an array of functionalities applicable to cables of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Jay J. Huang
  • Patent number: 8857775
    Abstract: A camera system is configured to detachably couple to a camera mount, which in turn can be attached to an apparatus. The camera mount is a spring clamp including two arms, each include a handle component and a jaw component. The spring clamp can be attached to an apparatus when the two jaw components are closed around the apparatus. A strap is adjustably coupled to the spring clamp and is tightened around the apparatus to further secure the apparatus. In some cases, a flexible neck is fastened to the camera mount, and the camera system is detachably coupled to the flexible neck. This allows a mounted camera system to be situated at any desired angle for taking photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Aaron Clearman, Nicholas Streets
  • Patent number: 8827216
    Abstract: A tool support system is disclose having a yoke; a plurality of concentric rings having at least one ring pivotally connected to the yoke; a tool fastening mechanism to secure a tool in the support system; and one or more rotation components to permit the tool to rotate within a ring of the support structure. One or more of the concentric rings can be added to the system or can replace one or more concentric rings to accommodate tools of different sizes. The invention includes a method of configuring a support apparatus and a support apparatus kit with various interchangeable parts, and parts that can be built out to varying degrees to permit the support structure to be used on numerous types of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Garrett W. Brown, Anthony D. Sacksteder, Micah Black, David G. Asmann
  • Patent number: 8820686
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for automatic fire sprinkler systems and other objects to be securely attached to the structure of a ceiling of a building, and additionally relates to a mounting clamp for securely gripping the tee of a suspended ceiling in order to mount an object to be held in proximity to the ceiling and a mounting clamp for mounting the sprinkler head of a fire protection system or other type of water system. The system provides means for more rigidly mounting various components of the system to the existing piping and ceiling structure found at an installation location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: William E. Hickle, Mark D. Hickle
  • Patent number: 8800941
    Abstract: A utility clip is disclosed wherein the clip can hold a variety of tools and can be used commercially or in the home. The clip comprises a first and second clamping member, with each clamping member having alligator teeth positioned facing each at the inner distal end of the members, with at least one and possibly two useful tools positioned at the proximal end of each of the clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Unique Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kahn
  • Patent number: 8740162
    Abstract: A diaper tree comprises a vertical stalk mechanically coupled to a spring loaded clamp and a bracket. The bracket is mechanically coupled to a platform left arm and the platform left arm is connected to a platform right arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mitchell Glenn Morgan
  • Patent number: 8662461
    Abstract: A clamp for a musical instrument stand is equipped with a pipe retaining section having a metal base section formed with an abutting surface having a cylindrical inner peripheral surface, and a metal fastening section formed with a fastening surface having a cylindrical inner peripheral surface that is opposite to the abutting surface of the base section, wherein the abutting surface and the fastening surface hold an outer peripheral surface of a pipe from one side and another side to retain the pipe, and the clamp comprises a pipe sleeve in a semi-cylindrical shape that is made of a resin material, and has an outer peripheral surface to be abutted to the abutting surface or the fastening surface so as to be mounted on the abutting surface or the fastening surface; and a recessed section that is provided in a concave shape in a portion of at least one surface among an outer peripheral surface of the pipe sleeve, the abutting surface and the fastening surface, wherein a predetermined space surrounded by the re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Mori
  • Patent number: 8602662
    Abstract: A camera and accessories clamping mount that includes an assembly of ball and socket members rotatably and moveably interconnectable having an anterior end and a posterior end, a top connector disposed atop the anterior end and a bottom connector disposed on the posterior end, wherein the bottom connector is releasably attachable to a clamp, said clamp attachable to an extant surface, and an extant camera, or other accessory device having a ¼-20? female thread mount, is releasably attachable to the top connector, whereby said camera or other accessory device is supportable and positionable through a range of positions by means of the assembly of ball and socket members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: John Mans
  • Patent number: 8584888
    Abstract: A debris receptacle is removably attachable to an edge or lip of a work surface. A receptacle portion of the device has vertically extending sides and defines a volume for receiving debris swept from the work surface. Panels with clamp arms that are configured to extend over a work surface are pivotally attached with pivot pins to each side of the receptacle portion. The pivot pins also secure helically coiled springs disposed in cavities formed within the sides. The springs provide a biasing force that urges the clamp arms toward clamp surfaces at each side of the receptacle portion, gripping an edge of a work surface. The debris receptacle is thus mounted to receive debris swept from the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Buerk
  • Patent number: 8464986
    Abstract: A clamp for a tubular hose or cable is disclosed. The clamp comprises a first clamp half, a second clamp half, and a hinge pin. The first clamp half has a first end and a second end and defines a first concave semi-cylindrical face. The first end of the first clamp half carries means for mounting the clamp. The second clamp half has a first end and a second end and defines a second concave semi-cylindrical face. The first clamp half and the second clamp half come together along a parting line and are retained together by a hinge pin. The clamp halves are provided with snap-in liners for easy use. Alternative mounts for mounting the clamp on subsea wire line or tubulars is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: International Clamps, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence M. McClure
  • Patent number: 8459600
    Abstract: A trestle stabilizing device is provided for a model track assembly having support apparatuses or trestles for elevating track sections. The device includes a base including a first end section and a second end section. A first fastening member is connected to the first end section. A second fastening member is connected to the second end section. The first and second fastening members releasably secure the device to the track support apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Robert J. Tarr
  • Patent number: 8459602
    Abstract: A clamping device for attaching a piece of first moveable equipment to a piece of second moveable equipment comprising a body, a mounting portion, and an attachment portion. The attachment portion comprising an attachment recess disposed within the body for receiving the piece of first movable equipment, and a latch plate rotatably attached to the body at a pivot disposed on one side of said attachment recess, wherein the latch plate may be pivotally disposed between an open position and a closed position. The latch plate further having an attachment lock disposed within the latch plate. The attachment lock is configured to produce a force against the piece of first moveable equipment when the latch plate is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Arnold Herskovic
  • Patent number: 8403282
    Abstract: A clamp device includes a frame including a supporting portion formed on one end thereof. The supporting portion is adapted for abutting against a handle tube. A clamping unit includes two clamping elements. Each clamping element has a connecting portion on one end, a coupling portion on the other end opposite to the connecting portion, and a curved portion between the connecting portion and the coupling portion. The clamping unit is pivotally moved between an open position and a clamping position. The clamping elements are detached from each other in the open position, and the clamping elements are close to each other in the clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tien Hsin Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Iñigo Gisbert Aguirrezabal
  • Patent number: 8393506
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support assembly (1) for securing a bicycle to a load carrier for vehicles, comprising a bar (2), which is provided at both ends with a gripping means (3, 4) for mounting the support assembly between a substantially fixed frame of the load carrier and the bicycle, a common tensioning means (5), when tightened forcing together said gripping means (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventor: Torbjörn Malm
  • Patent number: 8356784
    Abstract: A method and fixtures for holding natural or artificial material which can be used by hunters or other nature observers to construct a camouflage screen. The fixture may include a clamp which can be attached to any existing stand, support structure or other tree branch as necessary to obtain optimal concealment, or a stake which can be anchored in the ground. Each clamp has two branch holders, which may be arranged at alternating angles or rotatably connected to the clamp. Each stake may have one or more branch holders, which may be fixed or rotatable. The branch holders may have set screws with knobs permitting branches to be secured at the optimal angle and position to conceal the hunter or nature observer and to resemble the growth pattern of natural foliage. The branch holders may also be rotatable to allow the user to further customize the camouflage screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Carnivore Hunting Products, LLC
    Inventors: Corey J. Doll, John E. Schindlbeck
  • Patent number: 8313069
    Abstract: A speaker system with a mount pivotally secured to a speaker frame for detachably securing the speaker system to a display monitor is disclosed. The mount pivots relative to the frame so as to allow the display monitor to be operably received between the mount and frame thereby holding the speaker system in place. A securing structure is preferably provided to hold the mount at a desired position, and resilient padding is preferably provided between the frame, mount and display monitor. The mount can also have a substantially planar bottom surface which allows the speaker system to rest on a desktop simply by positioning the substantially planar bottom surface of the mount on the desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: David Yim, Timothy Leehane, Jeffrey Anderson
  • Patent number: 8272612
    Abstract: A clip for holding an object on a supporting member comprises a holding clamp and an attaching clamp. The holding clamp has a pair of clamping members with oppositely bowed gripping portions and inwardly arched handles. The oppositely bowed gripping portions form together, when engaged, jaws for holding an object such as a cigar. The jaws are connected together for pivotal movement to cooperate with each other for clamping action upon actuation of their handles. At the juncture point of the jaws with the handles, the clamping members are provided with aligned, apertured supports for receipt of an axial binding post or rivet that extends through the apertures and for holding the clamping members together and in axial alignment. A spring, normally biasing the clamping members towards a closed position is looped around the post with its ends locked against the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Brian Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8196272
    Abstract: A clamp for hanging things, the clamp having a pair of jaws and a lever. Manipulation of the lever causes the jaws to either open or close, depending on the direction of manipulation. The lever is connected to one of the jaws and to a plate attachment. The attachment of the lever to the jaw rotates around the point of the lever's attachment to the plate attachment, the structure of the plate attachment defining the boundaries of the rotation. One jaw is connected to the other jaw at a point of pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Lee Curtis
  • Patent number: 8162343
    Abstract: A mounting device is shown for mounting components to a bicycle handlebar having a handlebar axis. The mounting device includes a mounting bracket mountable to the handlebar about the handlebar axis. The mounting bracket includes a first clamp portion and a second clamp portion hingedly connected to the first clamp portion to interiorly receive the handlebar. An interior channel is defined by spaced sidewalls and formed in a portion of the circumferential length of one of the first and second clamp portions, and a hole is formed through the clamp portion and opens to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Weiss, Scott McLaughlin, Paul Feuerstein, Matthew Morris
  • Patent number: 8152120
    Abstract: A multipurpose support for attachments mountable to the tow hitch of a vehicle. The support comprises a main body adapted to receive an attachment and a coupling means for a quick release coupling of the main body to the tow hitch of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Barwall Limited
    Inventors: Michael Barrett, Sean Doherty
  • Patent number: 8074851
    Abstract: The invention provides improvements for an enclosed carrier configured for mounting on top of a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Yakima Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Settelmayer, Scott R. Allen, Timothy C. Smith
  • Patent number: 8070119
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is provided for securing an ancillary device (16) to a standing seam (8), the standing seam comprising a protruding web portion (10) with a head portion (12) at an outer extremity. The clamp assembly includes a substantially rigid member (18; 54) adapted to overlie and contact the head portion of the standing seam. First and second substantially rigid arms (22, 24; 58, 60) extend from the member and are adapted to embrace the head portion in co-operation with the member, at least one of the arms (24; 58, 60) being pivotally interconnected with the member at hinge means (28; 62, 64). The first and second arms have first and second free extremities (36, 38; 70, 72) adapted to face one another and to contact opposite sides of the web portion. Threaded fastener means (40, 41; 86) passes through the ancillary device and into a threaded aperture (46; 88) in the member, from an outer surface of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Taylor
  • Patent number: 8061667
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting first and second bicycle control components to a bicycle handlebar having a handlebar axis. The mounting device generally includes first and second mounting brackets. The first mounting bracket is adjustably mounted to the handlebar about the handlebar axis. One of the first and second bicycle control components is attached to the first mounting bracket. The second mounting bracket is adjustably attached to the first mounting bracket. The other of the first and second bicycle control components is attached to the second mounting bracket. The second mounting bracket is displaced between alternative attachment positions on the first mounting bracket. The first mounting bracket is rotated between alternative mounting positions on the handlebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Weiss, Scott McLaughlin, Paul Feuerstein
  • Patent number: 8038106
    Abstract: A beam clamp includes a clamp base and a rotational portion. The base includes an interior cavity and an external surface. The base and the rotational portion are pivotably connected by a mateable device. The rotational portion extends into the interior cavity of the base and the rotational portion includes a torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey D. Magno, Jr., Xueming Cai
  • Patent number: 8020825
    Abstract: Hospital equipment includes a member and a clip mounting to the member. The clip includes a first clip member and a second clip member pivotally interconnected with the first clip member about a pivot axis. Each of the first and second clip members has a receiving portion for receiving the member. A biasing member urges the first clip member and the second clip member toward each other wherein when the first clip member and the second clip member straddle the frame or rail member and the frame or rail member is positioned in the receiving portions, the biasing member urges the first and second clip members to engage the frame or rail member. An accessory mounting member is configured for mounting an accessory to the clip and is coupled to one of the clip members wherein the clip may be used for mounting an accessory to the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Mélanie Dostaler, Guy Lemire
  • Patent number: 8011629
    Abstract: A clamping device for attaching a piece of first moveable equipment to a piece of second moveable equipment comprising a body, a mounting portion, and an attachment portion. The attachment portion comprising an attachment recess disposed within the body for receiving the piece of first movable equipment, and a latch plate rotatably attached to the body at a pivot disposed on one side of said attachment recess, wherein the latch plate may be pivotally disposed between an open position and a closed position. The latch plate further having an attachment lock disposed within the latch plate. The attachment lock is configured to produce a force against the piece of first moveable equipment when the latch plate is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Arnold Herskovic
  • Patent number: 7980522
    Abstract: A blade clamp for a helicopter blade having a width and leading and trailing edges includes a first clamping part, a first flexible liner attachable to the first clamping part, a second clamping part, a second flexible liner attachable to the second clamping part, a hinge mechanism to pivot the first clamping part and the first flexible liner with respect to the second clamping part and the second flexible liner and a connector provided opposite to the hinge mechanism. The flexible liners evenly distribute clamping force upon the blade clamp to prevent damage to the blade. The hinge mechanism allows the first and second clamping parts to open wide enough to safely and easily accommodate a helicopter blade during removal and installation of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Alion Science and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin W. Anderson, Eric Peterson
  • Patent number: 7963367
    Abstract: A toeboard system includes toeboards of a cross section and an end configuration to assist in defining a locking corner connection of two toeboards at a scaffold upright. The system includes a toeboard clamp securable to a scaffold upright with projecting latch fingers for engaging two overlapped partially nested toeboards or two toeboards forming a generally perpendicular corner connection. A latch finger of the toeboard clamp engages a slot or port in the toeboards adjacent an end thereof to positively maintain toeboards in a perpendicular connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Brand Services, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Wilson
  • Patent number: 7938375
    Abstract: A collapsible pen holder installed within a surface of an object, including an automobile dashboard or briefcase, secures and retains a pen within a cylindrical sleeve slidably engaged within a cylindrical mounting frame member, exposing a pen cap of the pen. The pen is placed within the cylindrical sleeve which is then pushed into the mounting frame member until the cylindrical sleeve is retained within the mounting frame member by a locking mechanism, exposing only an end of the pen cap. To remove the pen from the pen holder, the end of the pen head is depressed, releasing the locking mechanism and ejecting the cylindrical sleeve from the mounting frame member, projecting the cylindrical sleeve from the surface by a spring mechanism allowing the pen to be removed from the cylindrical sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Casey Massegee
  • Patent number: 7931243
    Abstract: A speaker system with a mount pivotally secured to a speaker frame for detachably securing the speaker system to a display monitor is disclosed. The mount pivots relative to the frame so as to allow the display monitor to be operably received between the mount and frame thereby holding the speaker system in place. A securing structure is preferably provided to hold the mount at a desired position, and resilient padding is preferably provided between the frame, mount and display monitor. The mount can also have a substantially planar bottom surface which allows the speaker system to rest on a desktop simply by positioning the substantially planar bottom surface of the mount on the desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: David Yim, Timothy Leehane, Jeffrey Anderson
  • Patent number: 7926771
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting objects to structural members of a tent is provided. The mounting apparatus comprises a pair of jaws, a jaw adjustment arrangement and an object mounting union. The pair of jaws are operably pivotally connected to one another. Each jaw includes an engaging portion for engaging the structural member of a tent frame. The engaging portions are in opposed relation to one another and define a mouth therebetween. The jaw adjustment arrangement operably adjustably limits a maximum width of the mouth. The object mounting union is used to secure an object to the pair of jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel DeMartine, John Douglas
  • Patent number: 7849868
    Abstract: The erectable shelter includes an awning assembly for a shelter that is removably mounted to two or more adjacent legs of the shelter. The awning assembly is mounted so that it can be moved between a downwardly directed vertical position and an upwardly directed vertical position, and to an intermediate horizontal position between the downwardly directed vertical position and an upwardly directed vertical position, allowing the awning to provide shade and to serve as a holder for signage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7770859
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holding element for fastening equipment elements to a supporting rail with a rail head having an essentially elliptical cross-sectional outer contour which is fastened to an inner supporting structure of a fuselage cell of an aircraft. The holding element has, inter alia, two resilient and pivotable clamping arms which, when “clamped on”, bear against the rail head and thereby bring about an initial fixing of the holding element on the supporting rail. The holding element can still be displaced longitudinally in this state. If the holding element is pressed further upward onto the supporting rail counter to the resilient action of two silicone buffers, a plug-in pin latches together with a spring clip and, by means of an upwardly moving locking frame, the locking of the clamping arms takes place at the same time, and therefore the clamping arms are secured against an intentional expansion in this “locked state”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: AIRBUS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sascha Costabel, Markus Horst, Stephan Roepke
  • Patent number: 7739820
    Abstract: A spring loaded display device is described particularly suited for attachment to the leading edge of a shelf such as a bookshelf, the display unit including a clip mechanism for securely grasping the top and bottom surfaces of a shelf at its edge, the clip mechanism hingedly connected to a display unit which can freely rotate about the hinged connection. The display unit itself, generally of rectangular configuration, is designed to receive a document, and includes a transparent face so that the document contents may be easily viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Liebling Frank
  • Patent number: 7717382
    Abstract: An accessory mounting system and mounting method thereof provides an effective solution for sectioning a portion of a room and for organizing tools, objects and cables involved in the activity that gives rise to the need for sectioning or organizing the room. In particular, the present invention provides an accessory mounting system and method whereby accessories can be mounted to poles that are designed for use in temporary partitioning systems, or to other poles such as painter's poles. Such accessories can include, for example, a caution tape dispenser that mounts to a side surface of a pole following installation of the pole, and various pole clips that locate the caution tape at other poles in a clean, visually attractive, and effective manner. Other accessories include tool mounts, cable mounts, shelves, trays, drawers, hooks, camera or laser mounts, and the like, all attachable to a side surface of a pole following installation of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Zipwall, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Whittemore, Michael D. Cattafe, Joshua A. Rose
  • Publication number: 20100108841
    Abstract: A base-clamp assembly for supporting an instrument relative to a patient position adjacent to an instrument-support rail. The base-clamp assembly may comprise a base, a rail clamp, and an actuator assembly. The rail clamp may attach the base to the rail. A shank clamp may attach a shank to the base. The actuator assembly may be operable for opening and/or closing the rail clamp. A drive assembly may provide for moving a force-applying element relative to the base and a movable rail jaw for closing the rail clamp. The drive assembly may also be operable for opening and closing the shank clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Richard F. KRONNER, David D. KRONNER
  • Publication number: 20090229914
    Abstract: A device is provided which can be converted from a transporting cart to an erecting hoist for a hunter's tree ladder stand. The device includes components which can be assembled into the cart, disassembled, and re-assembled into the hoist which allows one person to transport the ladder stand, and to raise and lower the ladder stand to and from a position against a tree. The hoist includes a clamp with jaws which can be operated by the hunter on the ground so as to secure the hoist to the tree. A rope or cable extends through a pulley on the hoist so that the ladder stand can be raised into position by a hunter, single-handily. The hunter can then climb the ladder stand, which is secured to the hoist, which is secured to the tree, and further attach the platform of the ladder stand to the tree with one or more straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: DALE L. LILES
  • Patent number: 7540297
    Abstract: The erectable shelter includes an awning assembly for a shelter that is removably mounted to two or more adjacent legs of the shelter. The awning assembly is mounted so that it can be moved between a downwardly directed vertical position and an upwardly directed vertical position, and to an intermediate horizontal position between the downwardly directed vertical position and an upwardly directed vertical position, allowing the awning to provide shade and to serve as a holder for signage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7523902
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securely holding and maintaining space between items to be washed in a dishwasher. The novel apparatus consists of a rigid member with a means for gripping an item for washing at each end of the rigid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Mary Ellen Almeida
  • Publication number: 20080277545
    Abstract: A medical instrument device interconnection system decreases the vibrational effects on a hospital pole. The medical device is contained in a case and the case has a first clamping member, a first biasing apparatus, a second clamping member, a second biasing apparatus, and a pole receiving trench. Each clamping member has a preferred position, an attachment position and a maximum tension position. In the preferred position the respective biasing members position the respective clamping member's distal end as close to each other as possible which inhibits a conventional hospital pole from entering the pole receiving trench. To obtain the maximum tension position, the person positioning the medical instrument device on the hospital pole aligns the pole receiving trench with the hospital pole so the hospital pole contacts the clamping members' exterior surface in the preferred position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Buchanan, Rob Colonna
  • Patent number: 7395994
    Abstract: A percussion instrument arm adapter, comprising in combination, a support at one end of an arm, the support including rod clamping elements positioned for relative adjustment to clamp a rod, structure for effecting the relative adjustment, one of the elements swingable relatively away from the other element when at least part of the structure is moved out of element adjusting position, and against a shoulder or shoulders resisting such movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Drum Workshop, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Sikra
  • Publication number: 20080128571
    Abstract: Hospital equipment includes a member and a clip mounting to the member. The clip includes a first clip member and a second clip member pivotally interconnected with the first clip member about a pivot axis. Each of the first and second clip members has a receiving portion for receiving the member. A biasing member urges the first clip member and the second clip member toward each other wherein when the first clip member and the second clip member straddle the frame or rail member and the frame or rail member is positioned in the receiving portions, the biasing member urges the first and second clip members to engage the frame or rail member. An accessory mounting member is configured for mounting an accessory to the clip and is coupled to one of the clip members wherein the clip may be used for mounting an accessory to the member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Melanie Dostaler, Guy Lemire
  • Patent number: 7299812
    Abstract: The erectable shelter includes an awning assembly for a shelter that is removably mounted to two or more adjacent legs of the shelter. The awning assembly is mounted so that it can be moved between a downwardly directed vertical position and an upwardly directed vertical position, and to an intermediate horizontal position between the downwardly directed vertical position and an upwardly directed vertical position, allowing the awning to provide shade and to serve as a holder for signage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7290745
    Abstract: A wedge clamp assembly includes a body having a body cable gripping surface, and a slider having a slider cable gripping surface. The slider cable gripping surface faces the body cable gripping surface to grip a cable. A connector is formed in one of the body and the slider, and includes a slot for moving the slider between closed and locked positions and an end portion formed on the other of the body and the slider. The end portion is axially slidable and rotatable in the slot. A coupling between the body and the slider pivotally connects the slider for movement between the closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Carl R. Tamm, Lawrence E. Bradford, Robert G. Hay
  • Patent number: 7254915
    Abstract: An alligator clip holder is provided for supporting and retaining at least one fishing rod on a support device. The holder includes a first clip member and a second clip member pivotally connected to each other by a pivot pin. A resilient member is disposed about the pivot pin with two opposite ends in contact against respective surfaces of the first and second clip members so as to permit clamping attachment of the first and second clip members to a support device. A retaining bar assembly is rotatably and slidably positioned on a top end of one of the first and second clip members for supporting and retaining at least one fishing rod thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: John Adam Mrotek