By Pivoted Jaw Patents (Class 248/230.4)
  • Patent number: 10781082
    Abstract: The present disclosure relate to an improved portable distribution transformer hoisting rack, comprising a loose-leaf hold hoop, a fixed hold hoop, a supporting rod, and a length-adjustable adjusting rod, wherein: the loose-leaf hold hoop includes a first hold hoop, a second hold hoop, and a third hold hoop, the third hold hoop being disposed between the first hold hoop and the second hold hoop; one end of the supporting rod being rotatably connected to the third hold hoop; the other end of the supporting rod being provided with a hoisting assembly, one end of the adjusting rod being movably connected to the supporting rod, and the other end of the adjusting rod being movably connected to the fixed hold hoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Zhejiang Tailun Power Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen Chen, Keqin Ye, Jing Xu, Shiyue Qin, Wenhui Xu, Xinhang Chen, Jianping Xu, Shijun Chen, Tianyuan Guo, Xinlong Wu, Feng Lv
  • Patent number: 10662988
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a clamp system comprised of: (i) a first jaw having two matching notched edges and a first cylindrical opening; (ii) a second jaw having two matching curved edges and a second cylindrical opening, wherein the second jaw and the first jaw are not the same length or width; (iii) at least one pivot pin; (iv) a long fastening element, preferably a long socket cap screw; (v) a plurality of short fastening elements, preferably short socket cap screws; (vi) a primary affixing element, preferably a threaded stud; (vii) optionally, a secondary affixing element, preferably a flanged nut; (viii) a plurality of washers and/or (ix) a plurality of retaining rings, (x) optionally, a rubber coating or covering on the first jaw and the second jaw; and, in one embodiment, both (xi) a compound swivel; and, (xii) a compound knuckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Donald Fletcher, Dean Michael Maron
  • Patent number: 10228002
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a clamp system comprised of: (i) a first jaw having two matching notched edges and a first cylindrical opening; (ii) a second jaw having two matching curved edges and a second cylindrical opening, wherein the second jaw and the first jaw are not the same length or width; (iii) at least one pivot pin; (iv) a long fastening element, preferably a long socket cap screw; (v) a plurality of short fastening elements, preferably short socket cap screws; (vi) a primary affixing element, preferably a threaded stud; (vii) optionally, a secondary affixing element, preferably a flanged nut; (viii) a plurality of washers and/or (ix) a plurality of retaining rings, (x) optionally, a rubber coating or covering on the first jaw and the second jaw; and, in one embodiment, both (xi) a compound swivel; and, (xii) a compound knuckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Douglas Fletcher, Dean Michael Maron
  • Patent number: 10167994
    Abstract: A musical instrument stand has an expandable telescoping stand with an adjustable travel stop included interior to an extension tube diameter. The telescopic extension of the musical instrument stand is adjustable by repositioning the travel stop longitudinally within the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Randall May International Incorporated
    Inventor: Randall L. May
  • Patent number: 10119631
    Abstract: A P-clamp assembly and method to secure elongate items, such as wires, cables and the like into bundles and to further secure the bundles a support structure. The assembly includes an integrally formed clamp member and a mount element. The clamp member includes a pair of substantially symmetrical, locking arcuate members that includes a hinge mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HELLERMANNTYTON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Toll, Gerard G. Geiger, Christopher J. Rohde, Jonathan Zick, Walter Patrick Trautfield
  • Patent number: 9863573
    Abstract: Improvements in an expandable stand with an adjustable travel stop within a musical instrument stand or elevating speaker is presented. The stand supports some weight of the instrument or speaker to relieve the weight. The stand has a securing mechanism that grasps a tubular section to hold the musical instrument. The stand is collapsible to fit within or can be carried with the case for the instrument. The speaker stand can be easily collapsed for transportation and storage. An adjustable travel stop for the travel stop to be inserted and removed from the inner tube diameter. The ability to insert and remove the travel stop allows the extension or the travel of the lift to be adjustable by moving the travel stop within the tube. The travel stop can be used to stop the travel length and or to establish the starting point for expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Randall May International Incorporated
    Inventor: Randall Lee May
  • Patent number: 9638402
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a clamp used for adherence and securement to a desired object. The clamp has an upper half and a lower half held together by hinges. Opposite the hinges there is a locking mechanism which can be loosened or tightened as necessary. The clamp further has a shaped support designed to support a number of objects including solar lights, flags, poles, signs, rods, and the like. The clamp is designed to fit on existing colonial style and chain link fence structures, however, the clamp can be sized appropriately for the specific need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas L. Paradiso
  • Patent number: 9022332
    Abstract: Clamp for clamping an article including a plurality of pads (10) which may be arranged in a circle around a support frame (90) and pivotally connected thereto by pivot arms (26) pivotable about an axis parallel to the axis of an article (92) to which the pads (10) are to be clamped. The pads (10) are supported on the arms (26) by ball-joints or universal joints (48) such as to ensure any off-center load L is passed through said pads (10) as a vertical load having no radial component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: ITI Scotland Limited
    Inventor: Kevan Frederick Stokes
  • Patent number: 9010696
    Abstract: A support assembly connected with a stud for securing and guiding conduit and/or cable is provided. The support assembly includes, but is not limited to, a securing arm for securing and guiding the conduit and/or cable and an engaging tab coupled with an end of the securing arm. The engaging tab includes a first engagement member facing a second engagement member, a side engagement member connecting the first and second engagement members together, and a first compressible member extending in a first direction D1 either from the first engagement member towards the second engagement member or from the second engagement member towards the first engagement member. The first compressible member is compressible in a second direction D2 opposite that of the first direction D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Asim Siddiqui, Anthony Caringella, Tom Colangelo, Justin McMath
  • Patent number: 8973880
    Abstract: A clamp is disclosed for coupling an accessory to a tube. The clamp includes a base configured to receive an accessory, and first and second arms rotatably coupled to the base by way of flexible members. Another flexible member adjoins ends of the first and second arms to define a continuous clamping surface for receiving the tube. The clamping surface has a size substantially identical to an outer diameter of the tube. A locking system is configured to restrict rotational and lateral movement of the first and second arms relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Goffman
  • 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: 8833718
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sprinkler mounting device having a mounting bracket that includes a tightening member mounted on the front of a bracket body for opening and closing an open portion by a lever, so that the tightening member can firmly hold a reducer, to which a head is joined, once a worker shifts the lever back after inserting the reducer into the bracket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kofulso Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-il Oh
  • Patent number: 8820543
    Abstract: A display assembly includes a post, a first shackle provided around the post, a second shackle provided around the post, and a suspension unit pivotally connected to the second shackle. The second shackle is elastically connected to the first shackle so that the first and second shackles are normally pivoted from each other and hence abutted against the post to position the first and second shackles on the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Han-Ching Huang
  • Patent number: 8740158
    Abstract: An adaptor is provided that is configured to receive a support assembly for mounting a flexible fire sprinkler fitting in a ceiling support structure formed of parallel, spaced beams. The adaptor includes first and second long sides configured to be secured to each beam of an adjacent pair of beams, and first and second short sides configured to be secured to the support assembly. One end of each long side is joined by the first short side, and an opposed end of each long side is joined by the second short side such that the first and second long sides are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the first and second short sides, whereby the adaptor is a generally elongated, hollow, rectangular structure. The adaptor permits the support assembly to be mounted in a suspended ceiling formed of hat channel or metal stud furring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Flexhead Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. F. Silcox, Peter M. MacDonald, Norman J. MacDonald, III
  • Patent number: 8678330
    Abstract: A hub assembly for supporting a portion of a flexible sprinkler assemblage within a ceiling, the hub assembly including a primary support mounted to a ceiling support member, and a secondary support member rotatable relative to a primary support member between an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, portions of the supports are overlapping and cut outs formed in the primary support cooperate together with cut outs formed in the secondary support to define a hub opening configured to receive the portion of the flexible sprinkler assemblage. The hub assembly also includes a locking mechanism configured to selectively connect the primary support to the secondary support, and an adjustment mechanism disposed on the primary support that is configured to secure the position of the portion of the flexible sprinkler assemblage within the hub opening, and is separate from the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Flexhead Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Silcox, Peter M. MacDonald, Norman J. MacDonald, III
  • 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: 8573550
    Abstract: A safety brace for supporting a radar antenna platform movable to an elevated tilted position by a drive shaft having a movable first member and a second member, wherein the first member is movable toward and away from the second member. The safety brace has an elongated cylindrical tube formed of two separable half tubes. Three spaced apart separable coupling brackets are secured to the half tubes across a seam. When the separable brackets are closed, the half tubes are kept in a closed configuration. Two hinged coupling brackets are secured to the half tubes along the opposite seam. Flanges disposed at each of the ends of the elongated tube are configured to abut against the movable first and second members of the drive shaft. The safety brace has gussets secured between the flanges and adjacent outer surface portions of the half tubes. A safety brace system and a method of operating the safety brace are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Edward T. Bednarz, III, Bryan J. Causer
  • Patent number: 8500073
    Abstract: A clamp with a first clamp halve with a hinge portion and a first opening for a fastener; a second clamp halve, with a hinge portion and a first opening for a fastener; a cable opening; and a hinge device for connecting the two hinge portions. The clamp may also include a first clamp halve with a second opening for a closing insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventor: Wayne L. Quesnel
  • Patent number: 8500079
    Abstract: Disclosed therein is a sprinkler mounting device having a mounting bracket that includes a tightening member mounted on the front of a bracket body for opening and closing an open portion by a lever, so that the tightening member can firmly hold a reducer, to which a head is joined, once a worker bends the lever back after inserting the reducer into the bracket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Kofulso Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-il Oh
  • 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: 8408507
    Abstract: A locking device includes: a pivot rod extending through a connecting block of a U-shaped seat and through a connecting block of a rotary cover such that the rotary cover is rotatable relative to the seat between unlocking and locking positions; a resilient member for biasing the rotary cover to move toward the locking position; and a position-limiting unit including a guiding groove formed in one of the connecting block and the pivot block, and a guiding rod provided on the other one of the connecting block and the pivot block, and extending into and engaging movably the guiding groove. When the guiding rod is limited and engaged in one end of the guiding groove, the rotary cover is positioned at the unlocking position, where the rotary cover is spaced apart from the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Chi-Perng Liu
  • 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: IƱigo Gisbert Aguirrezabal
  • Publication number: 20120312552
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is disclosed. The clamp assembly is made with a first clamp part, a second clamp part, a hinge assembly and a fastener. The first clamp part has at least one connection capable of receiving and securing the at least one downhole tool. The first clamp part also has a first inner clamp surface. The second clamp part has a second inner clamp surface extending between the third side and the fourth side. The hinge assembly connects a first side of the first clamp part to a third side of the second clamp part and is configured to permit the first clamp part and the second clamp part to be moved to a closed position and an open position to receive the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Christophe M. Rayssiguier
  • Patent number: 8272615
    Abstract: A hub assembly for supporting a portion of a flexible sprinkler assemblage within a ceiling, the hub assembly including a primary support mounted to a ceiling support member, and a secondary support member rotatable relative to a primary support member between an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, portions of the supports are overlapping and cut outs formed in the primary support cooperate together with cut outs formed in the secondary support to define a hub opening configured to receive the portion of the flexible sprinkler assemblage. The hub assembly also includes a locking mechanism configured to selectively connect the primary support to the secondary support, and an adjustment mechanism disposed on the primary support that is configured to secure the position of the portion of the flexible sprinkler assemblage within the hub opening, and is separate from the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Flexhead Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Silcox, Peter M. MacDonald, Norman J. MacDonald, III
  • Patent number: 8226062
    Abstract: A support structure for supporting a display panel includes a support and a clamp. The support is rotatably coupled to the display panel. The clamp includes two clamping arms rotatably coupled to the support, a bolt and an adjusting nut. A slot is defined in each clamping arm. The bolt is extended through each slot and engaged with the adjusting nut. Therefore a distance between two distal ends of two clamping arms can be adjusted by screwing and unscrewing the adjusting nut along the bolt. A display device using the support structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hai-Yang Yu, Hong-Wei Zhu, Er-Zheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 8167259
    Abstract: Rapid attach and release clamps for attaching to supports include a threaded rod, an arm pivotally attached to the threaded rod, and a knob having an exterior surface and an interior surface. The knob defines a passageway sized to fit the threaded rod. A lock comprises at least one thread and is rotatably attached to the interior surface of the knob. The lock is constructed and arranged to move between a closed position with the thread entering the passageway and engaging the threaded rod and an open position with the thread not entering the passageway. A lever is moveably attached to the clamp and constructed and arranged to rotate the lock about a pivot point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., John Marchese
  • 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: 8085481
    Abstract: An iris rod clamp, and lens drive motor mount using the clamp, is employed for attaching equipment such as lens motors to various movie/video cameras via the different sized iris rods used by these movie/video cameras. The clamp includes jaws with clamping surfaces that have multiple, parallel concave cylindrical profiles matching the different sizes of iris rods. The lens drive motor mount uses clamps and support arms with flat sides to keep alignment perpendicular to the lens. A D-clamp slides along a support arm to adjust location of the lens drive motor and a rosette rotates relative to the D-clamp to adjust angular position of the lens drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Jerry Paul Hill
  • 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: 8056876
    Abstract: A support structure for supporting a display panel includes a support and a clamp. The support is rotatably coupled to the display panel. The clamp includes two clamping arms rotatably coupled to the support, a bolt and an adjusting nut. A slot is defined in each clamping arm. The bolt is extended through each slot and engaged with the adjusting nut. Therefore a distance between two distal ends of two clamping arms can be adjusted by screwing and unscrewing the adjusting nut along the bolt. A display device using the support structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hai-Yang Yu, Hong-Wei Zhu, Er-Zheng Zhao
  • Publication number: 20110253863
    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: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: 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: 7967265
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a horizontally supportable beam and one or more mounting brackets for coupling an electronic device thereto. The beam is supportable from any number of support surfaces. The mounting brackets are provided with a projection to prevent twisting of the bracket during installation on the beam. One or more circular ribs within the bracket accommodate the use of curved beams. The mounting brackets enable positioning of the electronic device longitudinally along the beam at predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Office Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Odd N. Oddsen, Jr., Bradley A. Derry
  • Publication number: 20100252702
    Abstract: Rapid attach and release clamps for attaching to supports are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a clamp including a threaded rod, an arm pivotally attached to the threaded rod, and a knob having an exterior surface and an interior surface. The knob defines a passageway sized to fit the threaded rod. A lock comprises at least one thread and is rotatably attached to the interior surface of the knob. The lock is constructed and arranged to move between a closed position with the thread entering the passageway and engaging the threaded rod and an open position with the thread not entering the passageway. A lever is moveably attached to the clamp and constructed and arranged to rotate the lock about a pivot point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicants: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, JR., John Marchese
  • Publication number: 20100207001
    Abstract: A clamp includes polymeric body portions connected by a living hinge. A retention section is each created in each body portion. Elastically deflectable material insert members have injection molded features adapted to engage to the retention sections. An electrically conductive material is included with the elastically deflectable material to render the clamp electrically conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Bradley D. Smith, Terri L. Wernert, Roger E. Pilon, Michael E. Hozdish
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7708234
    Abstract: A clamp used to create a bond between under floor wiring systems and a common bonding network is disclosed. The clamp includes a mounting bracket, a J-bolt and a split bolt for securing wires to the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket has a main body with an aperture and a slot. The J-bolt has a first end and a second end. The first end of the J-bolt is attached at the aperture of the mounting bracket and the second end of the J-bolt is positioned within the slot of the mounting bracket. The second end of the J-bolt is removed from the slot to enable the second end of the J-bolt to pivot away from the mounting bracket enabling the J-bolt to engage a floor pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert W Kossak
  • Patent number: 7703722
    Abstract: A clamp used to create a bond between under floor wiring systems and a common bonding network. The clamp includes a mounting plate, a U-bolt and a split bolt for securing wires to the mounting plate. The mounting plate has an aperture and a slot. The U-bolt has a first end and a second end. The first end of the U-bolt is attached at the aperture of the mounting plate and the second end of the U-bolt is positioned within the slot of the mounting plate. The second end of the U-bolt is removed from the slot to enable the second end of the U-bolt to pivot away from the mounting plate enabling the U-bolt to engage a floor pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Robert G. Bucciferro, Christopher R. Haczynski, Robert W. Kossak
  • Patent number: 7665699
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a horizontally supportable beam and one or more mounting brackets for coupling an electronic device thereto. The beam is supportable from any number of support surfaces. The mounting brackets are provided with a projection to prevent twisting of the bracket during installation on the beam. One or more circular ribs within the bracket accommodate the use of curved beams. The mounting brackets enable positioning of the electronic device longitudinally along the beam at predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Innovative Office Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Odd N. Oddsen, Jr., Bradley A. Derry
  • Patent number: 7478971
    Abstract: A shelf connector includes a sliding sleeve and a locking sleeve. The sliding sleeve is formed with a locking body thereon. The locking body is provided with an open groove along the axial direction of the sliding sleeve. The locking body is provided on both sides of the open groove with clasping portions. The locking sleeve is provided with a locking groove thereon. After the clasping portion is inserted into the locking groove, the width of the open groove can be reduced. With the above arrangement, in assembling, the sliding sleeve can be conveniently positioned to any suitable position of the supporting rod and locked thereto with the insertion of the locking sleeve. Since the locking sleeve itself has mounting portions for mating with the frame body of the shelf, or the locking sleeve itself is the end portion of the frame body of the shelf, the connection of the whole shelf becomes very simple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Xiangming Li
  • Publication number: 20080251668
    Abstract: A clamp device suitable for attachment to a riser comprises a clamp body comprising a plurality of segments; an elastomer hinge provided between adjacent segments and extending over an outer surface of the segments; a tensioning band having a connector at each end, and fastening means to draw the connectors together to tension the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Kevan Frederick Stokes
  • Patent number: 7431253
    Abstract: A supporting device for computer peripheral equipments, such as a Webcam, includes a base for holding the Webcam. The base has a housing compartment to hold a moving member. The housing compartment has two sides, each having a sliding member. The moving member has two sides pivotally coupled on the sliding members. The sliding members can be swiveled and moved back and forth, relative to the base, to adjust the clamping space and clamping angle between the base and the moving member at the same time. The supporting device may also rest and stand on an operation surface in an upright manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: KYE Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Chao-Chin Yeh
  • Patent number: 7350769
    Abstract: A collapsible tree stand hoist including an elongated pole, a stationary arm secured to the distal end thereof and a movable arm configured to slide back and forth along the length of the elongated pole is provided. Each of the arms include teeth or serrations for grasping and securing the hoist to the trunk of a tree. In a first configuration, the stationary arm and the movable arm are configured to fold up and pivot inwardly, providing a compact hoist device that is easily unfolded and set up on site. In a second configuration, the stationary arm and the movable arm are configured to be removed from the elongated pole, providing a collapsed position that permits the hoist to be easily carried in a compact fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: 3D Outdoor Products, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Dean Dorzok
  • Patent number: 7073758
    Abstract: A partition mounting system a system mitigates or eliminates sag, or gaps, between an installed curtain and an abutting surface such as a wall or ceiling. The system accomplishes this in a manner that avoids permanent damage to the wall or ceiling surface. A clamp is mounted between an erected pole and a nearby wall, window, or other surface. The clamp interfaces with a head that urges the curtain against the wall over the length of the head, using the pole and wall for leverage. In this manner, the effectiveness of an installation is increased, by reducing or eliminating gaps in the curtain along the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Zipwall, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Whittemore, Michael D. Cattafe
  • Patent number: 6994187
    Abstract: A scaffold pick-up device having a vertical joint clamp which bridges a vertical scaffold joint to stiffen the bridged vertical joint, and a scaffold lift assembly, which attaches onto the top section of a vertical scaffold member and has an attachment point for a shackle or other lifting gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ken Hensley, Yates W. Hayman
  • Patent number: 6926242
    Abstract: With an aim to provide a fixing apparatus capable of maintaining strong fixation with a simplified mechanism in a stable manner for a long time, a fixing apparatus fixing a headlamp to an object includes a plurality of arms having one end connected to each other, having free another end, and capable of changing a range of enclosure so as to grasp the object, a base member supporting the connected plurality of arms, and a nut changing a position relative to the base member, engaging to the base member, and pressing its edge against the plurality of arms to change an angle of enclosure by the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Cateye Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jacob R. Hall
  • Patent number: 6916000
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for safely cannulating a retinal blood vessel is described. The apparatus consists of a micropipette/microcannula, micromanipulator and positioner mounted to a base, which is attached to a wrist rest commonly used in eye surgery. The micropipette/microcannula is connected to tubing such that a medication may be injected through the micropipette/microcannula into the blood vessel or conversely, a small quantity of material may be removed from a blood vessel. Alternatively, a catheter, wire or stent may be placed through the micropipette/microcannula to treat or diagnose an area remote from the insertion site. The ability to cannulate a retinal blood vessel should be efficacious in the treatment of vein and artery occlusion, ocular tumors and other retinal, vascular and optic nerve disorders that would benefit from diagnosis and/or treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Weiss
  • Patent number: 6789649
    Abstract: A tube and clamp scaffold system includes a series of anchor clamps which are attached by the workers during erection of the system. The anchor clamps are attached at appropriate positions to ay of the tubular members and provide a fastening connection for the hook of a safety lanyard. In this way, the worker secures anchor clamps as the system is erected and fastens his safety lanyard to the appropriate anchor clamp. As the height or length of the system increases, a new anchor clamp can be secured. The anchor clamps are fast to secure and preferably secured in the same manner as clamps used to secure the tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Aluma Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Peter H. Herrmann
  • Patent number: 6779631
    Abstract: A scaffold pick-up device having a vertical joint clamp which bridges a vertical scaffold joint to stiffen the bridged vertical joint, and a scaffold lift assembly, which attaches onto the top section of a vertical scaffold member and has an attachment point for a shackle or other lifting gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Deltak Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Hensley, Yates Westley Hayman