Clamped To Mounting Surface By C-clamp Patents (Class 248/229.15)
  • Patent number: 10494867
    Abstract: A simply safe ladder clamp includes a first generally Sigma-shaped body portion having a first downwardly extending arm 2 and a second downwardly extending arm which together subtend and define an intermediate element with an inner laterally extending flat surface and a recess adjacent the first downwardly extending arm. A clamping member captures a flat portion of the gutter between the flat portion and an inner surface of the first downwardly extending arm to mount the simply safe ladder clamp to the gutter. Preferably two simply safe ladder clamps are used, positioned inside the legs of a ladder to prevent movement of the ladder relative to the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Marc Fort
  • Patent number: 10359212
    Abstract: A clamp for securing an air conditioning unit in a window without the need for any modification and/or damage to the air conditioning unit or window. The clamp includes a plurality of planar members forming two oppositely facing channels. A first channel engages the air conditioning unit rail while a second channel engages the window sash of the window. The clamp further includes two fasteners to abut the window sash and the air conditioning unit rail. The clamp therefore prevents the window from being opened and the air conditioning unit from being pushed through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nation Wide Products LLC
    Inventor: Jason Darby
  • Patent number: 10201449
    Abstract: A sex toy holder is provided to be capable of holding a sex toy, and is used for action using the sex toy to obtain sexual pleasure, and includes a gripping portion that is gripped by a user during the action, and extends along a predetermined direction, two leg portions arranged side by side at a distance along the predetermined direction and provided so that a center of the gripping portion and a center between the two leg portions match each other in the predetermined direction, and a support portion that supports the two leg portions and the gripping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Masakazu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10054143
    Abstract: A connector including a connector body having first means provided for attachment to a first object, and second means for connectively engaging a second object, the second means including a slot provided in one side of the body for receiving a thin walled portion of the second object; a threaded first bore provided on one side of the slot and axially aligned with a second bore provided on the opposite side of the slot and axially aligned with the first bore to form a die-hole, and an elongated and threaded punch-bolt having a tool receiving head formed at one extremity thereof and an elongated punching tip formed at the opposite extremity thereof, the punch-bolt having threads formed along at least a portion of its length for threadably engaging the threads of the first bore, the punch-bolt being rotatable to advance axially along the first bore such that the punching tip engages and punches through a portion of the second object and extends into the die-hole thereby removably securing the connector body to t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: James A. Allmon
  • Patent number: 9739297
    Abstract: A clip member has a body having a hole extending therethrough, and a securing element extending from the body. A stop member is positioned against the body of the clip member and has a hole concentric with the hole extending through the body of the clip member. A fastening member extends through the hole of the body of the clip member and through the hole of the stop member, and has a securing portion to secure the fastening member to an external surface, and a sliding portion along which the clip member is movable. A biasing spring is coiled around the fastening member and positioned between the body of the clip member and the fastening member to bias the clip member along the fastening member against the stop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Francis F. Coghan, IV
  • Patent number: 9695961
    Abstract: A fixing system allowing an element that is to be supported to be fixed to a support element. The fixing system comprises a first fixing element configured to be positioned and fixed on the support element and having a cylindrical exterior surface, a clamping collar configured to be positioned on the element that is to be supported, a connecting piece comprising a first part configured to conform to the shape of the exterior surface and a second part, a first securing arrangement configured to secure the first part and the fixing element, and a second securing arrangement configured to secure the second part and the clamping collar while at the same time allowing the clamping collar to rotate about an axis of rotation. Such a fixing system allows easy installation of the various constituent elements at the time of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Luc Michelet, Laurent Rebolloso, Davide Faggella, Benjamin Lafont
  • Patent number: 9212674
    Abstract: A bridging mechanism, for connecting a supporting tube and a holder, includes at least one positioning portion, a bridging member, a connecting member, a handle and at least one positioning structure. The at least one positioning portion is formed on the supporting tube. The bridging member is used for bridging the supporting tube. The connecting member extends from the bridging member for connecting the holder. The handle is pivoted to the bridging member for rotably pressing the supporting tube when the supporting tube is bridged to the bridging member, so as to abut the supporting tube against the bridging member. The at least one positioning structure is formed on the handle. The at least one positioning structure simultaneously rotates with the handle for wedging with the at least one positioning portion when the handle rotates to press the supporting tube to position the bridging member on the supporting tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chan Lee, Lan-Chun Yang, Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Yu-Fu Ku
  • Patent number: 9082324
    Abstract: A device for securing a sign to a mullion is provided. The device includes first and second body portions, and a tensioner operatively uniting same. The first body portion is characterized by adjacent mullion receiving elements and a sign support structure. A first mullion receiving element includes a substantially planar member receivable adjacent a mullion face. A second mullion receiving element extends from the first mullion receiving element for tensioned engagement with a first lateral mullion surface of opposingly paired lateral mullion surfaces adjacent the mullion face. The sign support structure is spaced apart and extends from the first mullion receiving element so as to thereby delimit a channel passing between the sign support structure and the first mullion receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn P. Brown, Tyler James Grund, Bradley Ray Kimber
  • Patent number: 8957302
    Abstract: A clamping system for securing the corners of four photovoltaic modules to a carport purlin, the clamping system having upper and lower body portions with a size adjustable gap to receive the purlin therein, and a pair of rotating connectors at opposite ends of the clamp assembly, each rotating connector having arms extending from opposite sides, the arms being rotated to lock into side grooves in the photovoltaic modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Zep Solar LLC
    Inventors: Martin Seery, Ty Hudson
  • Patent number: 8857771
    Abstract: A conduit attachment device is disclosed for use with a trapeze for providing for the placement and suspension of apparatus between existing structural members of an overhead structure. In one embodiment, the conduit attachment device includes a body having four sides formed of a continuous sheet with three bends in an open-ended rectangular box design. A fastening join joins two sides of the continuous sheet. A window including first and second substantially continuous U-shaped engagement surfaces adapted to form a friction fit with a conduit is located at one of the ends. Two sizes of threaded openings are located on opposite sides of the body for mating with two different sizes of threaded suspension rod. Another threaded opening is located in the body for mating with a set screw that further secures the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Randy J. Streetman
  • Patent number: 8833118
    Abstract: A lock for retrofitting onto a drawer or a door includes a drawer having a front panel. The drawer slidingly engages an item of furniture having a front face that is positioned above the front panel when the drawer is closed. A bracket has a vertically disposed flat front plate, a horizontally disposed flat top plate, a vertically disposed flat back plate, and a horizontally disposed motor platform that extends horizontally into an interior of the drawer. A motor having an output shaft is mounted on the motor platform. A latch supported by the motor platform is engaged by the output shaft. The latch is retracted when the drawer is unlocked and is extended to engage an interior side of the front panel of the furniture item when the drawer is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: James E. McLane
  • Patent number: 8820548
    Abstract: A tray device that is detachably connectable to a surface, such as a table surface, providing an eating and/or playing surface for a child. The tray is provided with a lip that extends upwardly and outwardly toward the child's body so as to catch items and/or food or drink dropped by the child and direct the slipped item onto the tray surface. The tray may also be provided with a removable insert and various attachment mechanisms to firmly hold the tray onto the table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bambinos!, LLC
    Inventor: Megan Streit Wilson
  • Patent number: 8820690
    Abstract: A force-spreading clamp including a tubular body having a longitudinal opening for receiving at least a portion of a generally cylindrical object and a wall encircling the longitudinal opening, a gate including a clamping member positioned within the longitudinal opening and having a contact wall for distributing clamping force along a surface of a generally cylindrical object, a guide mechanism being configured to maintain alignment between the gate and the tubular body, and an actuator configured to actuate the gate in a radially inward direction with respect to the tubular body wall to cause the clamping member to apply clamping force to a generally cylindrical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Weber
  • Patent number: 8777171
    Abstract: A highly portable airborne particle and microorganism collection system which includes an air flow control mechanism adapted to control the air flow volume as air is pulled through the system via a vacuum source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Smart Air Technologies LLC
    Inventors: H. Johnny Gainey, Jr., Randy Hardee
  • Patent number: 8714503
    Abstract: An exemplary quiver mount permits a user to stably mount various quivers to a tree stand. The quiver mount includes a mounting body having spaced mounting body flanges extending from a mounting body base and defining a mounting body valley sized to receive a tree stand limb. Threaded members extending into the mounting body valley engage the limb and help secure the mounting body to the tree stand. The mounting body base preferably includes pairs of equally-spaced quiver bracket mounting apertures (e.g., 1.3125 inches apart). Various quiver brackets that removably receive different quivers may be secured to the mounting body via the quiver bracket mounting apertures. A quiver bracket mount between the quiver bracket and the mounting body allows rotation of the quiver bracket without its removal and replacement. Quiver gripping arms extending from the mounting body form a quiver gripping mouth for removably securing differently-configured quivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Dale Eugene Fadrow
  • Patent number: 8702054
    Abstract: Fastening element (1) for fastening cleaning implements (2) to a cleaning cart (3) with unequal height/width ratios of non-rotationally symmetric supporting tubes (4) comprising a holding section (5) for fastening the fastening element (1) and also at least one first and one second receptacle element (6, 7), wherein these receptacle elements are constructed so that cleaning implements (2) can be attached in at least two different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Falk Lindner, Jens Deerberg
  • Patent number: 8596601
    Abstract: A self-leveling platform hook for use in supporting an object. In one embodiment, the hook includes a frame, structure coupled to the frame for attaching the frame to a support surface (e.g., a table, countertop, a wall, etc.), and a saddle including a pair of support arms coupled to the frame. The support arms are coupled to the frame at an upper end of each arm, and are rotatable relative to the frame so as to be self-leveling. In addition, each arm is independently rotatable relative to the support frame and one another such that the distance and angle between lower ends of the arms may be varied so as to cradle and support an object of a given width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Shelly A. Andersen
  • Patent number: 8573549
    Abstract: A bracket, for attaching a support to a wheelchair frame, includes a coupling with a first body, a second body, and a link. The first body has a first bore with a clamp there around and has one connector for connection to the support or the wheelchair frame. The second body has a section with a second bore and which is received within the first bore and releasably engaged by the clamp. The second body has a second connector for connection to the other one of the support and the wheelchair frame. Releasing the clamp allows the first and second bodies to be separated so that the support can be moved with respect to the wheelchair frame, while the link, captured in the first and second bores, prevents total separation of the bodies. A key and keyway limit assembly of the first and second bodies in only one orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Adaptive Engineering Lab, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik B. Holstad
  • 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: 8443472
    Abstract: A modular bracket assembly is provided for use with a field hospital portable bed or a NATO litter. The assembly includes a clamp that can be releasably attached to the pole of a litter. The clamp is formed with a mounting aperture. The assembly also includes a lower support that can be mounted in the mounting aperture of the clamp or in attachment holes of field hospital portable beds or the socket that is formed within each hinge when a collapsible litter. An accessory mount is provided on the lower support and can receive a mounting flange affixed to a medical accessory. An upper support can be mounted on the top end of the lower support and can be used to support medical equipment items and/or IV solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: IMPACT Instrumentation, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie H. Sherman, Paul Fredette
  • Patent number: 8286835
    Abstract: A product dispenser assembly including a product dispenser, a mounting member, and a connector. The connector includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a receiving member configured and arranged to operatively connect the product dispenser thereto. The second portion includes a connecting member configured and arranged to operatively connect the mounting member thereto. The first and second portions are rotatably operatively connected to position the receiving member and the connecting member in different positions relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Morey, Brian Philip Carlson, Jay Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 8141839
    Abstract: A pole mounting device has a rod with a ball at one end and a clamp at the opposite end, and a holder tube with a ball socket that forms a ball joint with the ball on the end of the rod. The holder tube rotates relative to the rod about two transverse axes. A pole is held in one end of the tube and a set screw in the other end adjusts rotational resistance of the ball joint. The mounting device can mount flag poles, and with an adapter, mobile electronic devices or other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Michael R. Buchner
  • Patent number: 8066232
    Abstract: A flat-screen monitor support comprises a body having means for attachment of a monitor thereto and a locking means operable to lock against a support post extending through the body and through the locking means. The locking means supports the body to prevent the body from sliding down the post under the weight of a monitor attached to the body. The body is rotatable relative to the locking means about an axis of a support post extending through the body and locking means, when the locking mechanism is locked to the support post. In addition, a support base for securing a flat-screen monitor support to a table surface, comprising a support post having a support plate secured to one end thereof, a seat cup to sit on a table surface and receive therein the support plate with the support post upstanding from the table surface, and a clamp bracket to sit on the support plate with a tightening means positionable against an underside of a table surface, to clamp the support plate, seat cup and table top together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Colebrook Bosson Saunders Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Wills, Seiyo Ezure, Alex Lau
  • 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: 7922131
    Abstract: A device according to the present invention includes a support bracket coupled, or adapted to be coupled, to a longitudinal support member, such as a microphone stand, and a receiver extending from the support bracket. The support bracket is generally formed in a coil. The receiver may be integrally formed with the support bracket, or may be removably coupled thereto. A plurality of interchangeable receivers may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Steven D Hamilton
  • Patent number: 7896302
    Abstract: A remotely installable piping support attachment assembly employs a T-bolt type fastener for clamping a relatively smaller instrumentation pipe, e.g., the jet pump sensing line, to the wall of an adjacent structure. The attachment assembly includes a T-bolt, a split pipe clamp support, a ratchet nut with peripheral ratchet teeth, and a ratchet lock washer. When the nut is tightened on the threaded shank of the T-bolt, a top plate and an anchor of the split pipe clamp support are pressed together to clamp the jet pump sensing line therebetween. The top plate is defined by an L-beam folded spring plate comprised of first and second plate parts disposed generally in parallel and joined at a living hinge flex joint so that said plate parts each have a free end edge remote from said flex joint, the free end edges being spaced apart to define a gap therebetween without preload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ge-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Kent Parker, John Geddes Erbes
  • Patent number: 7896301
    Abstract: A clamping device of unitary construction comprising a tubular bridge secured between an inverted U-shaped clamping member with a vertically-extending slot and two rail plates placed in a back-to-back configuration. The dual rail plate structure permits the mounting of a pivotally-deployable float switch within the lowermost corner of a tilted fluid collection pan, when expedited response time is needed for stopping fluid flow into a collection container after only a minimal amount of fluid has accumulated in the lowered corner. The unitary construction of the clamping device, use of thumbscrews to secure its clamping member over the top edge of a fluid collection container wall, and its simple rail plate construction allow for rapid installation of a float switch within a fluid collection pan or other fluid collecting container. Vertically-extending internal ribs strengthen the clamping member. Preferred plastic materials also make the clamping device impervious to corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Ralph Cantolino
  • Patent number: 7891618
    Abstract: A convertible clamp device including a C-shaped frame having first and second substantially opposing interconnected arms; a clamping rod carried by the first arm for longitudinal movement in a first clamping direction toward an internal face of the second arm and in a second opposite direction away from the second arm; different first and second movable clamping jaws removably coupleable to a portion of the clamping rod between the arms of the frame; and different first and second stationary clamping anvils being disposable on the internal face of the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 7861466
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a mounting apparatus that includes at least two ceiling mounts. Each of two scissor mounts may be coupled to the same or different dropped ceiling rail(s) using a corresponding scissor clip feature. The mounting apparatus further includes a mounting pipe that is coupled to each of the scissor mounts. The mounting pipe is thus suspended by the scissor mounts below the dropped ceiling, providing an unlimited number of potential mounting positions for lighting and/or lighting accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Secure Design Works, LLC
    Inventor: Ken Sanborn
  • Patent number: 7784208
    Abstract: The display panel has an outer surface to which a sign may be attached and an inner surface having a fastener composed of resiliently deformable material. An end of the fastener is separated from the display panel by a slit which is adapted to receive an outer plate of a conventional door handle The outer plate is held in the slit by the resiliently deformable composition of the fastener. The plate may however be removed from the slit by the application of a force opposed to the bias of the resilient material in order to widen the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Peter J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7719437
    Abstract: A multi-component attachment system, including a first clamp that attaches to a bed-rail, and a second component which connects to a lighting system or other accessory, allows a sterile drape to go over the bed-rail attachment, while allowing a lamp or other accessory to magnetically attach through the drape, thereby preventing interruption of the sterile field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Morton Bertram, III
  • 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: 7588223
    Abstract: A clamp comprises opposed members having clamping surfaces defining a distance therebetween for receiving and clamping an object. An adjustment mechanism is associated with at least one of the members for varying the distance over a continuous range. A spacer assembly being removably associated with at least one of the members for varying the distance by at least one discrete increment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Derek Wolvin
  • Publication number: 20090146033
    Abstract: A screen supporting rack comprising a fixing seat for fixing the whole screen supporting rack on a desk or a wall, at least a cantilever pivotally provided on the fixing seat to make relative rotation, and a connecting seat for pivotally connecting the cantilever and fixing on a back plate of a screen, so that the screen can be angularly adjusted by rotating of the cantilever. Wherein the cantilever further has a first branch arm and a second branch arm respectively on one and the other end of it, a positioning frame connects between the first branch arm and the second branch arm, the positioning frame has a positioning portion to fix at least a decoration panel, a user thus can change for any of various patterns and figures according to his own fondness. And quality of the supporting rack can be elevated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Sin Yi Chiang
  • Publication number: 20090078840
    Abstract: A clamp comprises opposed members having clamping surfaces defining a distance therebetween for receiving and clamping an object. An adjustment mechanism is associated with at least one of the members for varying the distance over a continuous range. A spacer assembly being removably associated with at least one of the members for varying the distance by at least one discrete increment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Derek Wolvin
  • Patent number: 7490802
    Abstract: A beam clamp having a C-shaped clamp body, which has a threaded through hole on the top side and two parallel vertical cuts on the middle, and a hanging plate, which extends downwardly from the clamp body and suspending between the two parallel cuts and has a hanging hole and a plurality of forwardly and backwardly curved and threaded semicircular flanges alternatively disposed at different elevations for the hanging of a heavy object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Tino S. Teng
  • Publication number: 20080116340
    Abstract: An optic support arm, which in one aspect of the invention comprises: a main support bracket having a first end and a second end, a follower guide post having a threaded bore therethrough, an elongated threaded member in threaded engagement with the threaded bore of the follower guide post, such that rotation of the threaded member causes linear movement of the threaded member relative to the main support bracket, a follower member connected at one end of the threaded member, and carried by the threaded member during linear movement of the threaded member in a direction toward or away from the first end of the main support bracket for releasably engaging a support member between the follower member and the first end of the main support bracket, a connecting member releasably connectable to the second end of the main support bracket, and a mounting mechanism supported by the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
  • Publication number: 20080042027
    Abstract: A series of adjustable padded support clamps attach to pontoon boat rectangular rails to support the structural frame members of a boat cover. Each two-part support clamp comprises a first padded square C-shaped channel bracket member having an aperture in a top arm thereof, and a second post and plate member. The post protrudes up through the aperture in the top arm of the C-shaped channel bracket to receive a coupling of a frame member of the boat cover. A bottom padded plate of the second member is adjustably secured against a top of the boat rail by turning one or more adjusting screws to draw the padded bottom arm up securely against a bottom of the boat rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Patrick J. LaScala
  • Patent number: 7210414
    Abstract: A folding table is comprised of a platform connected by hinges to mounting brackets that partially wrap around the vertical supports of a handrail. Slits extend down from the upper edges of the brackets to mate with slits extending up from the lower edges of locking plates on an opposite side of the vertical supports. One of the mounting bracket is a vertically elongated bracket. A folding diagonal brace comprised of upper and lower braces is connected between a lower side of the platform and the elongated bracket. A lower pin at the lower end of the upper brace is positioned through a longitudinal slot in the lower brace. An upper pin on the upper brace is positioned in a coiled slot at an upper end of the lower brace when the platform is fully raised and the diagonal brace is straightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Joseph Barone
  • Patent number: 7028956
    Abstract: The invention is a two-piece surgical cord holder with the first unit thereof being in the shape of nearly a right angle with the other unit thereof thereof polysided with three horizontally inclined sides, three vertically inclined sides, a plurality of threaded through holes in the first of the vertically inclined sides for receipt through one of them and a through hole in either leg of the first unit of a first turning screw component serving to hold the fully assembled cord holder fast to the lateral side of a tabletop portion of a surgical operating table and a threaded hole in the first of the three horizontally inclined sides for receipt of a second turning screw component serving to hold the fully assembled cord holder fast to the bottom side of the tabletop portion of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Jonathan Harris
  • Patent number: 7010928
    Abstract: A clamp assembly for mounting devices such as a condensate over detection and/or prevention mechanism to a drain pan of an air cooling system includes first and second clamp members that are attachable to each other. The first clamp member includes a first engaging portion that engages a first surface of the drain pan, and the second clamp member includes a second engaging portion that engages a second surface of drain pan. The assembly includes a locking mechanism that locks the first and second clamp members to each other so that the pan is clamped between the first and second clamp members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Gerald S. Spanger
  • Patent number: 6971617
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting medical fluids for delivery to a patient during surgery, in particular for fluids for intravenous delivery to the patient, is provided. The apparatus comprises a clamp for removably securing the apparatus to an object, such as a surgical table or bed, to allow the object to support the apparatus, the object being immovable relative to the patient to which the fluids are to be delivered. An arm is provided extending from the clamp. A support is connected to the arm remote from the clamp, the support being adapted to retain a receptacle containing medical fluids. In one embodiment, the arm is movable longitudinally with respect to the clamp, thereby allowing the position of the support with respect to the clamp to be adjusted. In a second embodiment, the arm is rotatable about the clamp such that the fluid receptacle support may be moved within a plane containing the longitudinal axis of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Texas Children's Hospital
    Inventor: Van Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20040227042
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to multipositional accessory shelf support mechanism for placing items (e.g., hand-held items such as a computer mouse) on a shelfing surface so that such items are readily accessible while a user is operating his or her computer. Specifically, the present invention comprises a first and second bracket means connected to each other by at least one pair of linkage arms. The first bracket means is attached to a work surface, preferably a keyboard support tray. The second bracket means is capable of supporting an accessory shelf. In one alternative embodiment, the first and second bracket means are pivotally connected to each other. This linkage enables the accessory shelf positioned thereon to be vertically maneuvered upwardly or downwardly. The first bracket means may be removably attached to the work surface. This enables the support assembly to be removed from one area of the work surface and then attached to another area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Toby S. Welles, George Mileos
  • Patent number: 6802483
    Abstract: A gun rest made of a high-strength, highly durable plastic, such as ABS, is attachable to a tree stand. First and second U-shaped members have a mechanical element to permit its attachment to a portion of the frame of the tree stand. In a first embodiment, the attachment element is a third member with a ratchet face that engages a ratchet on the rear face of the first and second U-shaped members along with an T-shaped clamping arm that is adjustably bolted to the U-shaped member. The T-shaped clamping arm can be used to clamp other elements to the frame of the tree stand, as well. In a second embodiment the attachment element is a dowel that is received in an open end of the tree stand frame. The portions of the U-shaped members that support the gun are jacketed with an elastomeric non-slip surface that is preferably made of rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventor: Richard L. Leasure
  • Patent number: 6799356
    Abstract: A machine having a machine tool operatively connected thereto by manually manipulatable fastening members. A fastening member receiving and retaining device is adapted for placement beneath the machine tool for catching fastening members when inadvertently dropped. A device for temporary attachment to the machine or machine adjacent surface, and a flexible cable device are provided for connecting the fastening member receiving and retaining device to the for temporary attachment. The flexible cable device is adapted to be manually positioned and shaped and to retain its shape and position in a self-sustaining manner while holding the fastening member receiving and retaining device beneath the machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Javier Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6715653
    Abstract: An adjustable rack and clamping apparatus for removably retaining surfboards or the like to the roof of a vehicle, while preventing the theft thereof, includes a plurality of two types of mounting block assemblies that slideably attach to two transversely disposed mounting bars removably affixed to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: David York DeCosta
  • Patent number: 6688569
    Abstract: A clamping system includes a pair of clamps, each of which can be moved along, and rotated 360° about a common grooved rod. A ratchet mechanism locks each clamp to the rod at selected positions thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Sondra L. Weiss
  • Patent number: 6679465
    Abstract: A bow rest made of a high-strength, highly durable plastic, such as ABS, is attachable to a tree stand. A first member has a first ratchet surface that engages a second ratchet surface on a second member to permit rotational adjustment of the second member relative to the first member in an orientation to optimally engage and support a bow. The second member has a pair of support arms, one of which has an angled support surface designed to balance the weight of the bow. The support arms of the second member are jacketed with an elastomeric non-slip surface that is preferably made of rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Richard L. Leasure
  • Publication number: 20030205653
    Abstract: An aiming support apparatus dependable from a central portion of a shooting platform is provided. The apparatus includes an arm having a base and an extension selectively extendible from a free end of the arm base. The arm extension includes a socket adapted to receive a shooting staff. The arm base is suspended from a bracket assembly for pivot motion about a pivot axis. The bracket assembly is affixable to the shooting platform so as to substantially underlay a shooter positioned thereon, the socket being swingingly positionable beyond a perimeter of the shooting platform in response to a marksman's torso motions in furtherance of pursuit of a scoped target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas K. M. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6450466
    Abstract: A clamping bracket is disclosed for use in suspending an article, such as a Christmas stocking, from a fireplace mantel beam. The bracket comprises a top arm member and a vertical arm member intersecting to form an L-shaped body. A clamping mechanism rotatably attaches into an alternative one of a plurality of sockets within the vertical arm member to adjust the spacing between the clamping mechanism and the top arm member. The clamping mechanism comprises a rotatable pin and a cam member affixed to a remote end of the pin which rotates with the pin member into a clamping engagement with the underside of a fireplace mantel beam. An accessory attachment device is further disclosed removeably attached to an upper surface of the top arm member as a decorative option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Wooster Toy Kraft LLC
    Inventors: Dean Wengerd, Candace Anderson