Cylindrical Mount Patents (Class 248/230.1)
  • Patent number: 10272848
    Abstract: An all-weather non-enclosed-vehicle mounted system for recording video and audio. The weatherproof system comprises an interface for connecting various system components and external devices, a display monitor integrated into the same housing as an electronics module operable to receive the video and audio, and a memory operable to receive and store the video and audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Digital Ally, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Troxel
  • Patent number: 10246268
    Abstract: A container conveyor has a conveying elements and a connecting elements. The connecting element has a cut-out opening that receives a portion of the conveyor element's housing and clamps to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Beisel, Marcus Krauth
  • Patent number: 10223947
    Abstract: Flag mount bracket system for improved installation of a flag into a bracket safely from ground level without the need for a ladder comprising a spring tension mount or ratchet mount and a specialized raising and lowering pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GB3 Design
    Inventor: George H. Butler, III
  • Patent number: 10224593
    Abstract: A support assembly is provided and includes an adapter, a stand, and a dish backing structure. The adapter includes two side plates and an upper plate. The side plates are respectively located at the two sides of the adapter. The upper plate is connected to the side plates and has a lower location hole. The stand is connected to the adapter. The dish backing structure has a receiving portion and includes a top wall and two side walls respectively located at the both sides of the receiving portion. The top wall has an upper location hole. When the receiving portion is connected to the adapter, a portion of the top wall abuts against the upper plate, and a gap is formed between the top wall and the upper plate. In addition, the upper location hole is aligned with the lower location hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Lan-Chun Yang, San-Yi Kuo, Shun-Chung Kuo, Chun-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 9797527
    Abstract: A pipe restraint device is disclosed. The pipe restraint device can include a pipe coupling portion to couple with a pipe to be restrained, and a support member coupling portion to couple with a support member extending from a building structure to support the pipe. The support member coupling portion can have a support member interface and a securing mechanism. The securing mechanism can be configured to exert a force on the support member to cause the support member to bear against the support member interface sufficient to secure the support member to the support member coupling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Dallas Martin Dworak, Jr., Troy William Schmidt, George Benedict Von Gnatensky, Michael Tosunian
  • Patent number: 9638403
    Abstract: An LED street light comprising a housing having a support arm extending from a light emitting portion is presently disclosed. The support arm is configured and disposed to tool-lessly fastened and unfastened to and from a street light post. An LED PCB having an array of LEDs is tool-lessly removably held in the light emitting portion of the LED street light. A tool-lessly removable driver is housed in the LED street light. A method of installing the street light of the present disclosure to a light post is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: AMLED Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Madan Marshal
  • Patent number: 9546523
    Abstract: A collar for axially positioning a vortex-induced vibration (VIV) suppression device along a tubular is disclosed. The collar has an annular body portion and a plurality of support members extending in a radial direction from the annular body portion. The support members are annularly spaced around the annular body portion such that gaps are formed between the support members, the gaps being dimensioned to receive an auxiliary tubular positioned external to a main tubular around which the annular body portion is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: VIV Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Donald Wayne Allen, William Andrew West, Julie Ann Dehne
  • Patent number: 9509037
    Abstract: A method of raising an antenna includes decoupling an antenna pedestal from an antenna pedestal mounting structure. The method additionally includes separating the antenna pedestal from the antenna pedestal mounting structure using one or more lifting rods. The method further includes inserting one or more antenna lifting fixtures between a first surface of the antenna pedestal and a first surface of the antenna pedestal mounting structure. The method also includes operating the one or more antenna lifting fixtures to move the first surface of the antenna pedestal away from the first surface of the antenna pedestal mounting structure. A corresponding system and antenna lifting fixture is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stacy E. Davis, Matthew J. Flom, Adam J. Trimby
  • Patent number: 9496595
    Abstract: A method of raising an antenna includes decoupling an antenna pedestal from an antenna pedestal mounting structure. The method additionally includes separating the antenna pedestal from the antenna pedestal mounting structure. The method further includes inserting one or more antenna lifting fixtures between a first surface of the antenna pedestal and a first surface of the antenna pedestal mounting structure. The method also includes operating the one or more antenna lifting fixtures to move the first surface of the antenna pedestal away from the first surface of the antenna pedestal mounting structure. A corresponding system and antenna lifting fixture are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stacy E. Davis, Matthew J. Flom, Adam J. Trimby
  • Patent number: 9423066
    Abstract: A support arm with a multiple degree of freedom locking device includes a support arm unit, an outer housing unit, a feed screw, a conical push block, and two conical baffles. When the feed screw rotates in a first direction, the conical push block and the conical baffle are driven are rotated to make the outer annular baffle slanting surface press against the inner surface of the pivot space and the first and second pivot portions, so that the lateral housing is unable to pivot with respect to the upper and lower housing, and the first and second pivot portions are positioned between the two ears in a non-rotatable manner, when the feed screw rotates reversely, the lateral housing will be able to pivot with respect to the upper and lower housing, and the first and second pivot portions are able to pivot with respect to the two ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Hiwin Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Ren-Jeng Wang
  • Patent number: 9421861
    Abstract: A system and attendant structural components for incorporating an alternate fuel supply, such as of the type used in combination with a conventional distillate fuel, to power a heavy duty industrial vehicle, such as a mine haul dump truck. The system and attendant structure includes a mounting assembly structured for containment and support of the alternate fuel and a containment area disposed on the vehicle and structured and dimensioned to retain the mounting assembly therein. The containment area and the mounting assembly are disposed in laterally adjacent, exposed relation to an operator area of the mine haul truck, wherein the mounting assembly and the containment area are cooperatively disposed and structured to facilitate storage of the alternate fuel and operative communication and distribution thereof with the powering engine of the mine haul vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Gaseous Fuel Systems, Corp.
    Inventor: Jason Green
  • Patent number: 9279518
    Abstract: An anti-vibration clamp for holding pipes includes a pipe holding component which further includes pipe holders for locking the pipes; a clamp body including a stud locking portion for locking to a stud, and a floating attachment portion for holding the pipe holding component; and an elastic connecting component made of soft resin placed between the pipe holding component and the clamp body so that the pipe holding component and the clamp body do not contact one another directly. The pipe holding component, the elastic connecting component and the clamp body are held so that it is difficult for them to each slip mutually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20150108305
    Abstract: A vortex-induced vibration (VIV) suppression system configured to accommodate a change in an underlying tubular diameter. The system including an encircling member dimensioned to at least partially encircle an underlying tubular. The encircling member may be, for example, a collar or a VIV suppression device such as a strake, or any other type of VIV suppression device. The system further including a band member dimensioned to encircle the encircling member and hold the encircling member around the underlying tubular at a desired axial position. A spring member may further be provided. The spring member may be positioned between the encircling member and the band member and dimensioned to contract in response to an increase in a diameter of the underlying tubular and expand in response to a decrease in a diameter of the underlying tubular such that the encircling member remains at the desired axial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Donald Wayne Allen, William Andrew West, Jeffrey Robert Dupuis, Julie Ann Dehne
  • Patent number: 9010703
    Abstract: A kit for mounting one or more appliances on a pole, the kit comprising a central ring for being mounted around a pole and having a through-hole, a fitting surface and a support surface, and a carrier having a base part and at least one support arm extending from said base part for supporting one or more appliances, wherein said base part is adapted to be fitted on said support surface and has a through-hole adapted for being fitted around said fitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Acronimus Technology, S.L.
    Inventors: Jose Tresserras Picas, Javier Viñas Garcia De Falces, Antonio Fargas Angrill
  • Patent number: 9004425
    Abstract: A damping device includes a cylinder which is under pressure and which has a connection opening for a mount-on part which is fastened to an outer surface of the cylinder by means of an annular tensioning band element. The tensioning band element encircles the cylinder and the mount-on part on a circumferential region and, by its pretensioning, exerts a holding force on the mount-on part. The tensioning band element is underdimensioned in relation to the cross section of the cylinder and mount-on part and the distance between the two structural component parts and is expanded in a final mounting position in relation to a pre-mounting state in order to apply the pretensioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AC
    Inventor: Norbert Ackermann
  • Publication number: 20150090849
    Abstract: A medical device support apparatus for use in a medical environment to releasably secure a medical device to a support structure, the medical device support apparatus having a base member configured to releasably mount the medical device support apparatus on the support structure; and a medical device mounting assembly including a base attachment portion and a device attachment portion connected to the base attachment portion, and further including a connection mechanism mounting the base attachment portion on the base member for rotation about a roll axis relative to the base member whereby the medical device mounting assembly can hold the medical device at different selected angles about the roll axis with respect to the base member, the device attachment portion being constructed for translational, sliding reception of the medical device into mounting engagement with the device attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Lester Paul Trelford, Joel D. Wiesner, James M. Harr
  • Patent number: 8950723
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for securing a vertically disposed elongated cylindrical support member to a vertically disposed post or the like. The bracket assembly includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The upper bracket includes upper and lower plate members having uniquely designed openings formed therein. The lower bracket includes upper and lower plate members with the upper plate member of the lower bracket having a uniquely shaped opening formed therein. A clamping means is also provided on the lower plate member of the upper bracket and on the upper plate member of the lower bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: 5/4 Deckor, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fogelstrom, Leonard J. Hallowell
  • Patent number: 8925884
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for securing a fixture in a desired orientation. The assembly includes a fulcrum and an opposing structure each secured with respect to the fixture and positioned to receive a support member therebetween. The fulcrum defines a fulcrum plane and is positioned to pivotably engage one side of the support member. The assembly also includes at least one adjustable engager separately secured to the opposing structure for engaging the support member at position spaced from the fulcrum plane such that, when the support member is received between the fulcrum and the engager, adjustment of the engager holds the fixture in the desired orientation. In some embodiments, the fixture is a luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Steven Schultz, Don Miletich
  • Publication number: 20150001359
    Abstract: A removable accessory clip system for temporarily attaching at least one of a plurality of accessories to an object, particularly a vertical or horizontal post of a medical object, e.g., a walker, a cane, a wheelchair, a stretcher, or a medical device hanger. A flange assembly includes at least a first flange portion attachable to the object, and at least a second flange portion attachable to the first flange portion. A key-hole plate is removably attachable to the second flange portion via a snap-fit. The key-hole plate includes, attached thereto, accessory-holding structure for temporarily holding the at least one of the plurality of accessories. The snap-fit between the key-hole plate and the second flange portion enables the accessory clip to be assembled, attached to the object, removed, and reconfigured with another accessory-holding structure for holding a different accessory to the same or a different object, with use of a minimal number of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Dennis Catchings
  • Patent number: 8918925
    Abstract: A lifting rod assembly is connected to the support arm and has a body unit, a lifting rod and a friction piece. The body unit has a sleeving hole penetrating from front to back and a connecting hole penetrating the sleeving hole from inside to outside, the sleeving hole is sleeved out of the support arm; the thread of the upper end part of the lifting rod is mounted in the connecting hole of the body; and the friction piece is mounted in the upper end part of the lifting rod and adaptive to the support arm, the compressing level between the friction piece and the support arm can be controlled though the screwing level between the lifting rod and the connecting hole of the body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Huasheng Peng, Hua Yao, Renzhong Li
  • Patent number: 8893444
    Abstract: A post securing system that secures a post in the ground, while allowing for a full range of vertical adjustment via a coupling assembly that includes an articulating ball joint element that is connected to a post support element secured within two clamp assemblies. The clamp assemblies each include an anchor assembly which, when assembled, secures at least three stake elements at a predetermined angle. The post securing kit includes both the coupling assembly and the anchor assembly to allow securing a post into a non-horizontal ground, while maintaining the desired vertical alignment of the post held therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Imagine TF, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Edward Richardson
  • Patent number: 8882072
    Abstract: A shaft support structure includes a base body having an attachment device for fixing an attached member, a bearing portion provided at an end portion of the base body and having an opening portion, a swinging shaft rotatably disposed inside the opening portion of the bearing portion, and a lid body having the swinging shaft and rotated by the swinging shaft. The lid body is integrally formed with the base body. A clip includes the shaft support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Hattori, Taku Hirama
  • Patent number: 8870136
    Abstract: The subject invention is a clamp that has two halves of an annular ring hingedly connected at one end and capable of being securely fastened to each other at the opposite end. The annular ring is sized to fit tightly around a vertical support post. An upper surface of the annular ring has an upper annular channel, while the lower surface of the annular ring has a lower annular channel. When the clamp is fixed to the vertical support post, a horizontal support adaptor may fit into both the upper and lower annular channels. A resilient engagement strip or button on the adaptor is placed into contact with the lower annular channel in this position and frictionally engages the lower annular channel to prevent lateral movement of the adaptor on the annular ring until such time as the adaptor may be securely attached to the annular ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Playcore Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Andrew Ellingboe, Daniel R. Schneider, Kerry W. Leppert
  • Patent number: 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: 8833719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a clamp for fastening a sprinkler to a support mounted on a ceiling. The clamp is formed by bending an iron piece into a square box shape, wherein the left and right sides of the square box are open such that the support is pushed and inserted into the space formed between the upper and lower surfaces of the square box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Gyaun Bin Lim
  • Publication number: 20140224754
    Abstract: A shower caddy includes a clamp assembly including a first portion configured to be positioned on a pipe, a fastener configured to restrict movement of the first portion with respect to the pipe, and a second portion pivotally coupled to the first portion; and a shelf assembly coupled to the second portion of the clamp assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Maytex Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Baines
  • Patent number: 8733720
    Abstract: A rotatable banner support assembly comprises upper and lower plates spaced by at least one spacing fastener and each defining a passage for circumscribing a support member, a plurality of brackets mounted on one of the upper and lower plates to frictionally engage the support member at least one of the brackets being radially adjustable, and a rotatable annular disc disposed between the upper and lower plates and circumscribing the at least one spacing fastener, the rotatable disc configured to retain a banner arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Wes Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8690109
    Abstract: An automatic gap adjustor is provided. The automatic gap adjustor includes an upper cammed disk, a lower cammed disk spaced apart from the upper cammed disk, and a resilient spring element therebetween. The upper cammed disk includes a first plurality of cams on an upper axial surface and a second plurality of cams on a lower axial surface. The lower cammed disk includes a third plurality of cams on an upper axial surface and a fourth plurality of cams on an undercut portion spaced apart from the upper axial surface. Opposing cams can be radially offset from each other, such that reciprocating axial movement of the upper disk relative to the lower disk can achieve a stepped rotation of the upper disk. Rotation of the upper disk can drive the automatic gap adjustor along a threaded support to eliminate a gap along a portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Haworth, Harold R. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140084121
    Abstract: A clamping mechanism includes a clamping member, a first fixing member, a second fixing member, a shaft, a first adjusting member, a second adjusting member and a handle. The clamping member encloses a supporting tube. The first fixing member and the second fixing member are connected to the clamping member, respectively. The shaft is disposed through the first fixing member and the second fixing member. The first adjusting member, connected to the shaft, abuts against the first fixing member. The second adjusting member, connected to the shaft, cooperates with the first adjusting member for driving the second fixing member to move relative to the first fixing member along the shaft. The handle, pivoted to the second fixing member, abuts against the second fixing member for pressing the second fixing member to approach the first fixing member, so as to force the clamping member to clamp the supporting tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Chan Lee, Lan-Chun Yang, Hung-Yuan Lin, Yu-Fu Ku
  • Patent number: 8641002
    Abstract: A tower mounting apparatus consists of tower mounting brackets, track members, a roller assembly, platform mounting brackets, and platform members. The tower mounting brackets are attached to a tower at a first interface, and are attached to the track members at a second interface. The roller assemblies are attached to the platform mounting brackets at a first interface, while the platform members are attached to the platform mounting brackets at a second interface. The roller assemblies are designed to rotate freely over the track members. One or more devices—such as a wind turbine, a cellular communication system, a transmitter/receiver for radio or television signals, or solar arrays—may be mounted onto the platform. The apparatus may further comprise a slip-ring assembly that provides a continuous electrical connection to such devices. The platform mounting apparatus may be installed on a variety of different towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Art Hand
  • Publication number: 20140021732
    Abstract: An in-vehicle mobile-terminal holding device holds a mobile terminal on a steering post turnably supporting a steering wheel. The steering post is provided with a holder support member to the tip of which a holder configured to detachably hold the mobile terminal is attached. The holder support member can be housed in the steering post. The holder support member is formed in an arc shape as a whole. The steering post includes a pivot shaft supporting the root of the holder support member having an arc shape such that the holder support member is pivotable between a use position and a housed position. The steering post houses the holder support member in such a way that the arc shape of the holder support member follows the outer periphery of the steering post having a circular column shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke MATSUOKA, Masamoto ITO, Dai TAKAKUWA
  • Patent number: 8607397
    Abstract: The bucket-mounted concrete tool-cleaning device includes a pair of snap-on cleaner heads that attach onto a cleaner head base. The cleaner head base attaches onto an inner, surface of a 5-gallon bucket and includes a plurality of adjustment slots located on an outer surface of the cleaner head base. The cleaner head base further includes a screw that tightens in order to secure the cleaner base onto the side of the 5-gallon bucket. The adjustment slots are for use in attaching one of the snap-on cleaner heads at varying heights within the 5-gallon bucket in order to adjust for varying water levels within said bucket. The snap-on cleaner heads feature a plurality of bristles that adorn an inner channel, which scrub a tool or float clean of concrete after use. The cleaner head base attaches at an angle to an interior surface of the 5-gallon bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Marcel Caver
  • Patent number: 8596596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support device (1) of a motor of a blower. The support device (1) comprises a base (2), a ring (3) which extends according to an axis and which is able to house the motor. The support device (1) also comprises at least a decoupling means (4) which connects the base (2) and the ring (3). The ring (3) comprises a first face (5) extending according to the axis and the base (2) comprises a second face (10) extending according to the axis. The decoupling means (4) is interposed between the first (5) and the second (10) faces. The decoupling means may have an “H” shape in order to absorb the vibrations caused by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Said Naji, Patrick Duputel, Pascal Touitou, Philippe Vincent, Peter Zisko, Ralph Stroehla, Laurent Legot, Csaba Gyurian
  • Patent number: 8579331
    Abstract: A tank holding mechanism holds a gas tank that has a cylindrical portion and hemispherical-shaped domical portions formed on respective sides of the cylindrical portion. The tank holding mechanism includes: a tank accommodating portion that contacts a peripheral wall of the cylindrical portion of the gas tank; tank end-side members provided near respective ends of the gas tank; a tank band that pushes the gas tank against the tank accommodating portion; and band securing portions that secure end portions of the tank band to the respective tank end-side members. The tank band is routed from one of the domical portions through the cylindrical portion to the other domical portion. The tank band extends along a diagonal line of the gas tank over an outer face of the cylindrical portion, conforms to the outer face of the cylindrical portion, and conforms to hemispherical outer faces of both of the domical portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidetsugu Hayashi, Shusuke Inagi
  • Patent number: 8528444
    Abstract: An adjustable armrest that attaches to zero-radius turning mowers includes a telescoping armrest and a clamping bracket. The armrest provides a horizontal support for an operator's arm and is covered with a layer of foam padding for comfort. The clamping bracket is attachable to a steering handle at a prescribed location. In this manner, after the operator attaches an adjustable armrest on each of the steering handles the forearms and wrists are supported and the armrests pivot with the steering handles in order to preserve the comfortable supportive functioning of the armrests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald F. Gubin
  • Publication number: 20130186264
    Abstract: A forced entry system for a framed opening including a bracket assembly secured to the framed opening; a mounting tube including a saddle, the saddle being secured to the bracket assembly; and a mesh panel secured by the mounting tube to cover the framed opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Cambridge International Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor J. ERRINGTON, James J. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20130146726
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an apparatus for holding and securing a cellular phone, personal music player or other similar device (“mobile device”) to another device or item. In particular, the present invention relates to an apparatus for holding and securing a mobile device or other similar device to rigid rod-like structure such as a mode of transportation having some form of handle-bars, i.e. motorcycles, bicycles, ATV's, snowmobiles, boats, lawnmowers, and other modes of transportation. The base is open on the front and the bottom to allow access to buttons or a touch screen and accessory cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Bobrow, Brian Shane Bobrow
  • 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: 8448270
    Abstract: A movable support seat for a shower head includes a holding member to receive a removable shower head; a moving member moving vertically along a post and being used to receive the holding member; the moving member having a body disposed to the post, at least one movable retaining paw axially fixed to the body, a resilient element installed to a predetermined position of the retaining paw to actuate the paw portion to elastically engage with a peripheral outer surface of the post and to position the moving member to the post such that when a pressing portion of the retaining paw is pressed, first or second abutting wall of the retaining paw disengages from the post so that the moving member is adjusted freely on the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Chao-Ta Yang
  • Patent number: 8439325
    Abstract: A clamp structure includes a clamping component for clamping a tube, and at least one bridging component disposed on a lateral surface of the clamping component. A pivoting portion is disposed on the bridging component, and the bridging component pivots with an antenna module via the pivoting portion, so that the antenna module can pivot relative to the clamping component along a radial plane of the clamping component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chan Lee, Lan-Chun Yang, Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Wei-Te Chien
  • Patent number: 8398040
    Abstract: A fastening apparatus for pressurized-gas vessels is provided on a carrier. The fastening apparatus makes it possible to fasten a pressurized-gas vessel as well as to adapt the fastening apparatus to differently sized pressurized-gas vessels with one manipulative step. The fastening apparatus includes a carrier, a belt, a locking device, fastening points and redirection points for the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Draeger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Alexander Busch
  • Publication number: 20130026320
    Abstract: A lifting rod assembly is connected to the support arm and has a body unit, a lifting rod and a friction piece. The body unit has a sleeving hole penetrating from front to back and a connecting hole penetrating the sleeving hole from inside to outside, the sleeving hole is sleeved out of the support arm; the thread of the upper end part of the lifting rod is mounted in the connecting hole of the body; and the friction piece is mounted in the upper end part of the lifting rod and adaptive to the support arm, the compressing level between the friction piece and the support arm can be controlled though the screwing level between the lifting rod and the connecting hole of the body unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Huasheng Peng, Hua Yao, Renzhong Li
  • Publication number: 20130015306
    Abstract: A device for supporting a plaster ceiling during conservation work. A plurality of the devices may be installed on a superstructure of pipes or other rigid members installed on scaffolding to provide for a network or pattern of supporting devices in some installations. The supporting device includes a screw jack and a jack base that is configured to be attached to the superstructure, which in some cases includes horizontal pipes. The jack base may, in some embodiments, be symmetrical top to bottom so as to be useable on either side of a pipe and easily rotatable to either position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Roderick Milton Stewart
  • Patent number: 8274783
    Abstract: The present invention is an avionics instrument and mounting bracket. In particular, the present invention is directed to an avionics instrument that can be mounted in a variety of positions on an aircraft instrument panel. The mounting bracket preferably comprises a cylindrical interior and an exterior with squared sides and rounded corners. The bracket has an adjustment gap with first and second ports on opposing sides and an adjustment screw spanning the adjustment gap to adjust the tightness of the bracket. The front of the bracket preferably has four panel screw ports. The avionics instrument has a display panel mounted to a cylindrical electronics housing where the diameter of the housing is less than the length of the display panel. The display panel preferably has four positional modes of display and a control button for switching between the display modes. The cylindrical electronics housing is inserted into the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Polizzotto, Marc Polizzotto, Lawrence E. Elbert
  • Publication number: 20120234999
    Abstract: A restraining belt for children in a shopping cart is disposed in a housing. The housing is fastened on the shopping cart. A fastening element is provided by way of which a lattice bar of the shopping cart is enclosed in a U-shape. The fastening element has clip-like protrusions extending between the individual lattice bars and the clip-like protrusions have grooves and edges of the housing engage in the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Franz Wieth, Horst Sonnendorfer
  • Patent number: 8267364
    Abstract: A clamp, detachably attachable to the upper edge of a vehicular window, supports one end of a swiveling arm. The other end of the arm rotatably supports a conventional platform for a spotting telescope, a telescope, or camera or other device. A handle extends from the platform for selective rotation of the supported device about the vertical and the horizontal axis. Thereby, the supported devise may be repositioned into or out of a vehicle and rotated about the vertical and horizontal axis to be aligned with the subject of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Richard H Church
  • Patent number: 8267365
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a measuring or display unit on an object. Included is elongated guide element, on which an orientation aid and a holder for the measuring unit or for the display unit are arranged shiftably in the longitudinal direction of the guide element, wherein the orientation aid and the holder are so positionable relative to one another, that the object is held clamped between the orientation aid and the holder or a mounted sensor, and wherein a resilient tensioning apparatus is provided, with which the measuring or display unit is pressable with a defined clamping force onto the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Flowtec AG
    Inventors: Achim Wiest, Andreas Berger, Quirin Müller
  • Patent number: 8201787
    Abstract: There is disclosed a clamp, a self-advancing climbing device including two such clamps, and a method of coupling such a clamp to a tubular. In one embodiment of the invention, there is disclosed a clamp (1) for a tubular, in particular a thin-walled tubular such as the tower (3) of a wind-turbine. The clamp (1) comprises at least one clamp member in the form of a friction pad (9) adapted to grip the tower (3), and at least one flexible elongate energising element in the form of a tendon (16) adapted to exert a force on the friction pad (9) to urge the pad (9) to grip the tower (3), whereby the pad (9) and the tendon (16) are adapted to exert a substantially uniform radial clamp load on the tower (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: ITI Scotland Limited
    Inventors: James Ingram, Stewart Kenyon Willis
  • Patent number: 8186129
    Abstract: Top and bottom packing brackets for supporting respective smaller top and larger bottom ends of a tapered architectural column during shipment and storage. Each of the packing brackets includes a ring portion and a surrounding frame portion joined together by webbing extending therebetween. The ring portion of the respective top and bottom packing brackets are sized to closely receive the smaller top and larger bottom ends of the columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: CW Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas N. Noirot, Joseph D. Leone
  • 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