By Separable Jaw Patents (Class 248/231.61)
  • Patent number: 10531733
    Abstract: An adjustable clamp includes a carrier member to be supported on a table plate, a fastener is rotatably engaged in a compartment of the carrier member, a follower is slidably engaged in the carrier member and includes a screw hole for engaging with the fastener, and an anchoring element includes an upper limb for engaging with the follower, and a middle limb arranged between the upper limb and a lower limb for allowing the table plate to be engaged between the upper limb and the lower limb, and for allowing the lower limb to be forced to engage with the table plate when the follower is moved relative to the carrier member with the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Oxti Corporation
    Inventor: Chih Feng Ho
  • Patent number: 10369069
    Abstract: A surgical arm positioning system has a cable including two end portions coupled to a connection member of a hand grip. The cable and connection member form a continuous loop. The surgical arm positioning system further includes a frame that supports a number of pulleys. The continuous loop is trained around the pulleys. The surgical arm positioning system also includes a tensile resistance member engaged with the cable. The tensile resistance member provides tensile force to the cable to resist movement of the continuous loop relative to the frame, thereby to hold the patient's arm relatively still during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Catacchio, Andrew D. Clark, Zachary B. Konsin
  • Patent number: 8998157
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a molar media mount for positioning a media display device in unobscured view and direct line of sight of a patient. In some embodiments, the molar media mount includes a first end that attaches to a mounting arm of a medical device and a second end that attaches to and holds the media display device. In some embodiments, the second end includes a ball joint for setting an angle of the media display device that corresponds to the direct line of sight. In some embodiments, the molar media mount includes a set of articulating points that position a media display screen in a direct line of sight of a person in an examination seat In some embodiments, the medical device is a dental light. In some embodiments, the media display device attaches to the dental light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Casey F Culberson
  • Patent number: 8925263
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module mounting assembly (200) uses a mounting device (74), mounting plate (110?), lower bracket (210), upper bracket (230), and stud (114). The mounting plate (110?) is positioned on the mounting device (74), and a leg (212) of the lower bracket (210) is positioned on the mounting plate (110?). An outside surface (222) of another leg (220) of the lower bracket (210) includes teeth (224) and engages an inside surface (238) of a leg (236) of the upper bracket (230), which also has teeth (240). The mounting plate (110?) engages a lower surface (63) of a photovoltaic module (58), an end of the leg (212) of the lower bracket (210) may engage a side surface (64) of the module (58), and a head (246) on an end of another leg (232) of the upper bracket (230) may engage an upper surface (65) of the module (58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Dustin M. M. Haddock, Robert M. M. Haddock
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140284441
    Abstract: A quick attachment arm for securing to an elevated and structurally supporting location. A multi-sided and compressible band is constructed of a spring-loaded material. The band is open at its outer end and adapted to permit the band to be attached around a perimeter of the supporting location. An elongated arm is pivotally supported to and extending from the band, the arm adapted to supporting a weighted article placed thereupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: David J. Easterbrook
  • Patent number: 8733027
    Abstract: A roofing clamp is arranged on a corresponding roof seam for receiving a Z-shaped clamp for attaching to the end of a solar collector and receiving a U-shaped clamp for attaching to the sides thereof for attaching the solar collector to the roof without insertion within said roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Medical Products Inc.
    Inventors: Carrol Marston, Martin Taylor, Tamas Kovaks
  • Publication number: 20140138505
    Abstract: The invention provides a mounting system for a wall mounted acces-sory which includes a first component (12), which is attachable to a wall (13), having a spigot (30), and a second component (14), to which the accessory (16) is attached, which has a tubular element (20) and a clamping means (22) which projects into an interior of the tubular element, which has, at one end, a clamp head (46) and which is actuatable, when the tubular element is passed over the spigot (30) and the spigot (30) is located between the clamp head (46) of the clamping means and an inner wall (72) of the tubular member, to draw the clamp head (46) into abutment with the spigot to clamp the spigot between the clamp head and the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Keith Maclaren-Taylor
  • Patent number: 8678332
    Abstract: An adhesive holder for holding objects comprises an adhesive layer, an object holder, an adapter with a contact surface and a counter element with a counter surface. The counter surface of the counter element is positionable at a distance from the contact surface of the adapter in order to enclose a section of a structural element. The adhesive layer can be applied onto the contact surface of the adapter or onto the counter surface of the counter element. The adhesive holder according to the invention makes it possible to introduce a force into a structural element by exerting compressive stress and shearing stress only such that the adhesive connection is much more durable and the adhesive holder can be subjected to higher loads than in the state of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Sheriff Shehata
  • Publication number: 20130264446
    Abstract: Provided are a retractor attachment clamp and a method for attaching a seat belt retractor to a seat frame of a bus seat includes at least one upper arm having at least one slot disposed through the at least one upper arm. At least one lower arm has a tab that is received within the at least one slot, the at least one lower arm having at least two generally parallel wing portions configured to receive a spindle of the seat belt retractor therebetween. The retractor attachment clamp includes a receiving channel that is defined by the at least one upper arm and the at least one lower arm. The receiving channel is configured to receive the seat frame. The upper arm and the lower arm are pivotable with respect to each other and are fastenable to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Erik C. Wilson, Aniruddha S. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 8453985
    Abstract: A mounting device includes a clamping device, a spacing device, and a receiving device. The clamping device includes an upper clamping element and a lower clamping element. The upper clamping element includes a first side plate and an upper clamping plate, the first side plate defines a guiding element and a number of position holes thereon thereon. The lower clamping element includes a second side plate received in the guiding element and a lower clamping plate opposite to the upper clamping plate. The second side plate defines a spacing hole therethrough. The spacing device is positioned on the first side plate and extends outward a position pole, the poison pole penetrates the position hole and receives in the spacing hole for fixing the lower clamping element. The receiving device is rotatably connected with the first side plate and defines a receiving room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Xin-Hu Gong, Ju-Wen Dai
  • Patent number: 8443565
    Abstract: A standing seam panel system includes an internal structural mullion. A pair of panels meet at a joint and have standing flanges and detents. The mullion includes a main extrusion and a secondary extrusion, the main extrusion having an innermost portion, and a main hooked portion opposite the innermost portion. A secondary extrusion is attached to the main extrusion and has a leg hooked portion opposite the main hooked portion to form a pair of hooked portions, the hooked portions engaging the detents of the panels. Slotted holes are defined within said main extrusion, and screw fasteners pass through the slotted holes of the main extrusion and into a building substrate, wherein the innermost portion of the main extrusion is attached to a building substrate such that the mullion is adapted to move vertically along the building substrate to accommodate expansion or contraction of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Extech/Exterior Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Voegele, Jr., Kevin P. Smith
  • Patent number: 8272607
    Abstract: A support system for a bird feeder including a pole member for support of the bird feeder, a clamp member for positioning about the pole member and including upper and lower jaws, and a support block supported by the lower jaw. The lower jaw has an open chamber for receiving the support block and a screw member is provided for tightening the support block toward the upper jaw to tighten the clamp member about a support rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Droll Yankees, Inc.
    Inventor: James Vincent Bonnema
  • Publication number: 20120227237
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for clamping a built-in component in a hollow container, the container being formed by clamp molding using a pair of a first mold piece and a second mold piece, the first mold piece being for forming a first half of the container, the second mold piece being for forming a second half of the container, the structure comprising: a first support member secured to an inner wall surface of the first half of the container and having a first connection portion and a first clamp portion; a second support member secured to an inner wall surface of the second half of the container having a second connection portion and a second clamp portion, wherein the built-in component is clamped between the first support member and the second support member with the first connection portion and the second connection portion coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: YACHIYO INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya TABUCHI
  • Patent number: 8262042
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides for an assembly for securing equipment to a tank. The assembly comprises a base, a split ring, and a clamp. The base comprises a tank engagement portion, a base aperture, a lip positioned along a perimeter of the base aperture, and a first mating surface. The split ring is arranged to be at least partially positionable within the base. The split ring comprises a split ring aperture and a second mating surface in contact with the first mating surface when the split ring is partially positioned within the base. The clamp is positionable to hold the first mating surface in contact with the second mating surface. The clamp comprises a clamp aperture, a first contact surface, and a second contact surface. When the clamp is positioned to hold the mating surfaces in contact, the first contact surface contacts the base, and the second contact surface contacts the split ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: L.J. Star Incorporated
    Inventor: Dale A. Sandy
  • Patent number: 8256181
    Abstract: Provided is an internal structural mullion for a standing seam panel system. A two-piece assembly includes a man extrusion having one hooked portion and a secondary extrusion having an opposing hooked portion. A cavity is defined on the main extrusion, and the secondary extrusion includes a foot wherein upon insertion of the foot into the cavity, the foot forms a fulcrum about which the secondary extrusion can bend away from the main extrusion and be tightened or loosened by the tightening or loosing of a screw, as a result forming a clamp for engaging panels of the panel system with variable pressure. Further, when clamped a continuous gasket seal occurs at a level just inside the panels so as to form a barrier against the intrusion of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Extech/Exterior Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Voegele, Jr., Kevin P. Smith
  • Patent number: 8251330
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to a device configured to secure an instrument and to be removably mounted to a platform. The device can comprise a mounting base platform, a guide rod plate, and a securing means. The guide rod plate can be slidably secured to the mounting base platform, and the securing means can be configured to slidably move the guide rod plate with respect to the mounting base platform. The device can secure an instrument within, for example a firearm or a scope. The device can be mounted to a platform, for example, a camera tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Joshua Edward Stabler
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120062083
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure having side cross members between front and rear frames, a vertical mounting rail and a clamping bracket attached to the vertical mounting rail. At least one of the side cross members defines an interior-facing channel that extends at least substantially along the length thereof. Upon insertion into the channel, the clamping bracket is rotatable within the channel to tighten, and thereby fasten, the vertical mounting rail to the frame structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Evans LEWIS, II, D. Brian Donowho
  • Patent number: 8083198
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to a device configured to secure an instrument and to be removably mounted to a platform. The device can comprise a mounting base platform, a guide rod plate, and a securing means. The guide rod plate can be slidably secured to the mounting base platform, and the securing means can be configured to slidably move the guide rod plate with respect to the mounting base platform. The device can secure an instrument within, for example a firearm or a scope. The device can be mounted to a platform, for example, a camera tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Joshua Edward Stabler
  • Patent number: 7997839
    Abstract: A tie-down attachment device and system for use in pickup trucks featuring a plurality of clamps that slide along the upper edge of the pickup truck bed rail used to hold bed caps in place without having to drill into the pickup truck bed is herein disclosed. The device comprises a clamping means that is secured by tightening a bolt with a strong grip or by wrench or pliers. The device further comprises a large eye bolt to which a strap, a rope, or other securing means can be connected and thus securing a load. The clamping device can be left in place on the bed rail or removed and stored when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: Dean L. Gallegos, Bonnie F. Gallegos
  • Patent number: 7967267
    Abstract: A two-piece clamping assembly with an integral rail plate used to rapidly and securely mount a float switch within a fluid collection container for fluid level monitoring. It is usable with both metal and plastic condensate collection pans, and successfully accommodates their differing wall thickness dimensions and different upper edge configurations. When its front and back clamping members are joined together over the top edge, lip, or flange of a pan using one centrally located top fastener, and at least one additional fastener is inserted through the back clamping member until it engages the exterior surface of the pan, the pan's upper edge becomes secured within an inverted J-shaped slot formed between the two clamping members. Vertically-extending internal ribs and horizontally-extending projections strengthen the clamping assembly. Preferred plastic materials also make the clamping assembly impervious to corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Ralph Cantolino
  • Patent number: 7967264
    Abstract: A U-shaped bracket having an adjustable width is telescopically inserted around a side rail of the ladder by pushing the bracket onto the side rail with the open end of the bracket receiving the side rail as the bracket is pushed onto the side rail. Side walls of the bracket have extended wall portions that stick out past the rear of the side rail. A paint can holder can be telescopically inserted through a set of aligned holes in the extended wall portions to couple the paint can holder to the side rail of the ladder. A paint roller pan holder can also be telescopically inserted through a set of aligned holes in the extended wall portion to couple the paint roller pan holder to the side rail of the ladder. The paint roller pan holder includes a pivot connection to allow the portion of the holder that supports a paint roller pan to be leveled relative to the horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Lloyd E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 7946548
    Abstract: A display device includes a supporting member, a mounting plate, a fastener, and a monitor. The supporting member includes a base wall defining two through holes therein, and a clamping portion extending from a bottom portion thereof. The clamping portion is capable of contacting with an upper surface of the worktable. The mounting plate has two through holes defined therein configured for contacting with a lower surface of the worktable. The fastener extends through the through holes of the supporting member and the through holes of the mounting plate to sandwich the worktable. The monitor is provided with a pillar extending downward from a bottom portion thereof. The pillar of the monitor is attached to the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 7926774
    Abstract: A universal clamp allows a camera to be positioned at a variety of angles and then secured for a steady shot. A docking member supports the camera through its universal docking port. A positioning member is connected to the docking member at 90°. The position member engages an attachment member that is used to affix the clamp to an environmental support. A securing member locks all parts once the camera is in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Lyndon E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7913965
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is disclosed for a tonneau cover for a vehicle wherein the clamp assembly includes a plurality of spacers disposed therein to facilitate installation thereof on a variety of vehicle types and styles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: A.R.E. Accessories, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Boulard
  • 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: 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: 7870688
    Abstract: A clamping device for coupling optical devices in coaxial, tandem alignment includes a front clamp assembly that has elastically deformable split collar halves tightenable onto a front optical device by a screw tightenable into bores disposed transversely through a pair of arms extending radially from the split collar halves. A rear optical device support protrudes rearward from the front clamp assembly, and has a releasable fastener such as a screw or dovetail joint for supporting a rear optical device in coaxial alignment with the front optical device. Preferably, the arm is mounted to the front clamp assembly by means of a pivotable joint which is latchable in a first, rearward position, and a second, forward position in which the rear optical device is positioned along the side of the front optical device, so that the front device may be used independently of the rear device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Night Optics USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vladimir Dasiukevich
  • Patent number: 7866617
    Abstract: Slide and lock clamps for attaching to supports are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a clamp including a base plate comprising a first cradle. A rod is secured to the base plate. A sliding carriage is movably connected to the rod. The sliding carriage includes a lever, a cam, and a movable lock constructed and arranged for releasably locking the sliding carriage in place on the base plate. A second cradle is movably connected to the rod and positioned next to the sliding carriage for securing a support between the second cradle and the first cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Andrew Kleitsch, Michael Niemotka, Jesse Schultz, Daniel M. Terhune
  • Patent number: 7837166
    Abstract: A monitor clamping device includes a first board having multiple first hooks and a second board having multiple second hooks, the monitor is clamped between the first and second hooks. Multiple first slots are defined in the second board and multiple first guide plates are connected to the first board. The first guide plates movably extend through the first slots. Multiple second guide plates are connected to the second board and engaged with the first guide plates when the first guide plates are moved to a lower end of the first slots. A resilient unit is connected between the first and second board so as to adjust the distance between the first and second hooks. The monitor clamping device can clamp different size monitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Winmate Communication Inc.
    Inventors: Hui-Chun Liao, Ku-Ching Lu, Yueh-Tsai Weng, Cheng-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 7789352
    Abstract: A clamp for gripping two members together, in which one of the members may be repositioned within the clamp between two orientations. The clamp is made of two jaws having facing flat surfaces. Each flat surface has a recess for accommodating one of the members, while each flat surface has two additional recesses representing the alternative positions of the second member which can be moved between the alternative positions by loosening the fastening device connecting the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Valiant Rock LLC
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 7740216
    Abstract: A support system for a bird feeder. The support system allows vertical and circumferential adjustment of the bird feeder, and prevents dislodgement of the bird feeder from the support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Droll Yankees, Inc.
    Inventors: Betsy P. Puckett, Paul Artigues
  • Publication number: 20100133400
    Abstract: A clamp for attaching a medical device to an OR table rail, including two closable clamp jaws that close to an extreme position that leaves inadequate room for the rail. A handle actuates the jaws apart, and a spring biases them together through a range of jaw positions. A lock member is biased to swing through a range of lock positions in which it progressively engages and locks the jaw mechanism through its range of jaw positions. A pair of bars carries the medical device on the clamp, and allows it to be adjustably positioned with respect to the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher P. Scott, Jason R. Cahayla, Richard A. Modes, John A. Griecci
  • Patent number: 7686267
    Abstract: A clamp assembly for use in connection with an operating table rail is disclosed. The clamp assembly includes a top clamp member, a base clamp member and an operating lever to move the top clamp member relative to the base clamp member. The base clamp member and the top clamp member include complimentary V-shaped channels that allow the clamp assembly of the present invention to be installed on the sterile side of the surgical field. The base clamp member is provided with dual guide pins and an actuator pin, extending upwards from the base clamp member and through the top clamp member. The actuator pin is affixed with a fastening means to engage the top of the actuator pin and the base clamp member together. Further, the base clamp member includes apertures for receiving various surgical support fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Manuel F. DaSilva
  • Patent number: 7566038
    Abstract: A clamp for attaching a medical device to an OR table rail, including two closable clamp jaws that close to an extreme position that leaves inadequate room for the rail. A handle actuates the jaws apart, and a spring biases them together through a range of jaw positions. A lock member is biased to swing through a range of lock positions in which it progressively engages and locks the jaw mechanism through its range of jaw positions. A pair of bars carries the medical device on the clamp, and allows it to be adjustably positioned with respect to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Surgical Concept Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Scott, Jason R. Cahayla, Richard A. Modes, John A. Griecci
  • Patent number: 7546996
    Abstract: A device is provided for securing a writing tablet to a frame member. The tablet defines first and second opposing lateral edges. The device comprises an elongate bar, a clamp member, and first and second support elements. The elongate bar defines a distal end. The clamp member is attached to the distal end of the bar and is fastenable to the frame member. The first and second support elements are attached to the bar and are positionable along a length of the bar. The support elements each include an engagement surface configured to engage the first and second lateral edges of the tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Mohamed Iqbal Somji
  • Publication number: 20090050766
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a beverage holder assembly. In some embodiments, a beverage holder assembly may comprise a clamp device comprising a screw for tightening a first arm and a second arm to attach the clamp device to a structure. The screw may comprise a head having parallel sides. The beverage holder assembly may comprise a beverage housing to support a beverage container. The beverage housing may define a track to receive the head of the screw. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Michael G. Scarton, Eric M. Prado, Erik R. Mertens
  • Patent number: 7472870
    Abstract: A pipe anchor having: a base cradle with a lug; a top cradle with a lug and secured to the base cradle so as to encircle a pipe within the base cradle and the top cradle; a locking mechanism with opposite mating components attached to the base cradle and the top cradle; at least one lug attached to the pipe; and insulation material filling a space between the pipe and the cradles, wherein the insulation material engages the at least one lug of the pipe and the lugs of the cradles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Rilco Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Zagorski, Joseph Donoghue, Michael Bock
  • Patent number: 7429025
    Abstract: A hanger assembly including an adjustable bar and a fixture box for rapidly installing and centering an electrical fixture over a hole in a ceiling. The adjustable bar includes an elongated tubular member, a threaded rod rotatably connected to the tubular member, joist engaging members on each end of the bar, and a fastening arrangement for securing the fixture box with respect to the adjustable bar. The adjustable bar can be adjusted to a shortened configuration to allow easy passage through a hole in a ceiling and the tubular member then rotated to force the joist engaging members into secure contact with the joists. The fastening arrangement permits loosening and readjustment of the hanger assembly to enable centering the fixture box above the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Publication number: 20080203255
    Abstract: A device and method of clamping bicycles in a mouth (6) having a moveable jaw (8) and a stationary jaw (7) to which a high load potential may be utilized within a toggle joint (18) and ratchet mechanism (14) and a release (12) may be triggered to open a mouth in a quick movement(s). In embodiments, a multisized object securement grip (9) may be located on a contact surface of a moveable jaw and stationary jaw to allow for universal gripping of various sized objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: ULTIMATE HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Workman, Donald H. Eason
  • Patent number: 7407141
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is disclosed for a tonneau cover for a vehicle wherein the clamp assembly includes a plurality of spacers disposed therein to facilitate installation thereof on a variety of vehicle types and styles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: A.R.E. Accessories, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Boulard
  • Patent number: 7389964
    Abstract: A support for a computer peripheral device has a base, a post having a first end extending through the base and a second end that couples a computer peripheral device, and a pair of base supports. Each base support has an extension which is received within the base and which engages the first end of the post. When the post is rotated, the base supports are separated from each other to define a clamping space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Kye Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Chao-Qin Ye
  • Patent number: 7386922
    Abstract: A two-piece clamping unit for attaching to a roof seam whereby a top piece contacts one side of the seam and a base piece contacts the opposite side thereof and the top and bottom pieces are threadingly secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Precision Molding
    Inventors: Martin Taylor, Tamas Koyacs, Randy Bald
  • Patent number: 7350755
    Abstract: The watercraft accessory tower mount may be used for attachment of watercraft accessories to a watercraft tower structure. A clamp bracket may be attachable to a clamp base. An accessory attachment may have a rotational shaft disposed for insertion in a rotational aperture of the clamp base. An attachment device may be used to rotatably attach the rotational shaft to the clamp base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Robert W. Harrison
  • Patent number: 7272984
    Abstract: An electronic appliance holding device includes two slide plates which are respectively engaged with two gear sets which are matched with each other so that the two slide plates are able to move in opposite directions to adjust the space to hold the electronic appliance. An operation member has a pawl end and a pushing end, wherein the pawl end is engaged with the first gear set to stop rotation of the first gear set and when the pushing end is pushed by the user, the pawl end is disengaged from the first gear set. A cover is mounted on top of the base and a frame is mounted on the cover with a gap defined therebetween for receiving therein a picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 7222873
    Abstract: A tow hook hitch assembly attaches to one or both of the front tow hooks provided on a four wheel drive vehicle for mounting a tow ball, winch, or other accessory to the front end of the vehicle. The tow hook hitch includes an upper member extending above the tow hook, a lower member extending below the tow hook, a shaped insert secured to the upper member or lower member for extending within the tow hook, and a clamp bolt for securing the aforementioned components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: E. Walter Rodgers
  • Patent number: 7121516
    Abstract: An improved clamping stand includes a clamp clamping the leaf of a desk and composed of an upper clamping plate and a lower clamping plate which are connected by a bolt and a pair of adjustable threaded rods with a C-shaped guard plate engaged therebetween, a pair of identical cushions respectively disposed on the inner surface of the upper and lower clamping plate for preventing the surfaces of the leaf from damaged and a tubular upright having a lower end connected to a top of the upper clamping plate and an upper end capable of supporting a LCD screen, a document board and/or a book tray which is supported by a pair of clamping stands synchronously, wherein the pair of threaded rods can adjust the oblique angle of the tubular upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Tuang-Hock Koh
  • Patent number: 7065912
    Abstract: A securement clip for supporting a sign from an overhead ceiling rail comprising a pair of sidewalls arranged to pinch a ceiling rail, a yieldable web connecting the sidewalls, and a hanger connectable to the web. The hanger is arranged to support a sign therefrom. The hanger may be a rigid shaft or a flexible cable. The web is of V-shape in transverse cross section, having a lower apex. The hanger preferably extends through an opening in the lower apex. The sidewalls have an upper edge with a rail engaging lip disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Rose Displays, LTD
    Inventor: David Pitcher
  • Patent number: 7028959
    Abstract: An accessory bracket is provided for mounting an accessory, such as a mirror or other instrument, close to the field of vision of a pilot of a boat, for instance. The bracket is mounted to a tower or other structure with a mount forming a clamp so that the bracket and an attached accessory are above the lines of sight of the pilot, thereby avoiding obstructing the pilot's view of the environment of the boat. The bracket includes an arm extending from the mount and a post extending from the arm. The mount is adjustable relative to the structure, and the bracket is accordingly adjustable. The accessory is mounted to the post and is adjustable relative to the post such that the accessory may rotate around the post and may pivot relative to the post. The arm may include a hinge for raising and lowering a portion of the arm and the attached post and accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: James Schultz