Of Sheet Material Patents (Class 248/300)
  • Patent number: 11892023
    Abstract: A thermally stabilized fastener system and method is disclosed. The disclosed system/method integrates a fastener (FAS) incorporating a faster retention head (FRH), fastener retention body (FRB), and fastener retention tip (FRT) to couple a mechanical member stack (MMS) in a thermally stabilized fashion using a fastener retention receiver (FRR). The MMS includes a temperature compensating member (TCM), a first retention member (FRM), and an optional second retention member (SRM). The TCM is constructed using a tailored thermal expansion coefficient (TTC) that permits the TCM to compensate for the thermal expansion characteristics of the FAS, FRM, and SRM such that the force applied by the FRH and FRR portions of the FAS to the MMS is tailored to a specific temperature force profile (TFP) over changes in MMS/FAS temperature. The TCM may be selected with a TTC to achieve a uniform TFP over changes in MMS/FAS temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: James Alan Monroe, Jeremy Sean McAllister, Jay Russell Zgarba
  • Patent number: 11859383
    Abstract: A suspended ceiling system (1) comprising a plurality of ceiling tiles and a grid (100) of profiles (40) for supporting the plurality of ceiling tiles, the grid (100) of profiles (40) comprising at least a first and a second profile (40) configured to be interconnected along a longitudinal axis, the first and second profile (40) each comprising two laterally extending flanges (43) and an upstanding web (44) provided with a bulb (41) at its free end, wherein each of the first and second profile (40) has a curved extension and is configured to be installed such that it, in an installed and unloaded condition, bulges in an upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ECOPHON AB
    Inventor: Thomas Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11852380
    Abstract: A multi-functional retrofit cover plate assembly and method for an electric water heater to provide interconnection with an alternative energy system to heat water in a water holding tank of the electric water heater. The cover plate is adapted for replacement connection over a bottom access opening formed in an outer casing of the electric water heater which permits access to a bottom resistive heating element and electrical connections. The retrofit cover plate is shaped to define an internal dedicated compartment. A dual resistive heating element is provided for replacement of the bottom resistive heating element. An electronic switch unit is further provided and it has a power cut-off switch for connection to an alternative supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: GIANT FACTORIES INC.
    Inventors: Claude Lesage, Guy Jean Houle
  • Patent number: 11815207
    Abstract: An adapter for mounting a cable hanger on a mounting structure includes a body having a base and a neck, the base having a hollow cavity and including a mounting hole with an overhanging rim, the neck including a threaded bore, the adapter being formed of a polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Christopher Stockman, Aviral Joshi, Darin W. Piburn
  • Patent number: 11764559
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are mounting brackets that allow fixtures to be adjustably attached to the bracket during installation, and positioned after attaching the mounting bracket to the mounting surface. The mounting brackets and installation methods disclosed herein provide more efficient installations of fixtures including as electrical junction boxes, communications boxes, conduit, pipe, lighting, and cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Barton L. Garvin, Michael Dougherty
  • Patent number: 11761232
    Abstract: An adjustable fence post coupler is shown and described. The adjustable fence post coupler includes a fence connection plate. The fence connection plate has a plurality of apertures located through the plate. The apertures are configured to allow for fasteners to be placed though and into the fence securing the fence connection plate to the fence. The fence connection plate is connected to at least two connection bolts. The connection bolts are connected to a fence post coupler strap. The connection strap has at least two tubes attached to the connection strap. The connection bolts go through the tubes securing them to the fence post coupler strap. The fence post coupler strap is connected to a fence post. The adjustable fence post coupler is used to adjust the distance from the fence post that the fence is installed at. This allows for a perfectly linear fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: David Dench, Trisha Dench
  • Patent number: 11745802
    Abstract: A side sill assembly of a vehicle with reinforced stiffness includes a side sill inner, a side sill outer, and a reinforcement unit provided between the side sill inner and the side sill outer. The reinforcement unit includes an upper member having a first upper surface and a first lower surface located lower than the first upper surface, wherein the first upper surface and the first lower surface are alternately disposed in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle; a lower member having a second upper surface and a second lower surface located lower than the second upper surface, wherein the second upper surface and the second lower surface are alternately disposed in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle; and an intermediate member bonded to the upper member and the lower member, respectively, between the upper member and the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Won-Jung Song
  • Patent number: 11739797
    Abstract: A cardan joint spider comprising a body having four right-angled brackets, each bracket presenting two mutually perpendicular arms, the arm of one bracket being assembled to the arm of an adjacent bracket so as to form a cross-shaped spider having four branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventors: Alain Pyre, Nicolas Luquet, Mathias Clain
  • Patent number: 11725385
    Abstract: A clip (3) for use in a suspension system for the vertically suspended acoustic baffles (2) and a frame element (4) for the acoustic baffle is provided in a suspended ceiling system. The clip and frame facilitate multiple connection options for a vertically suspended acoustic baffle in a single system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: ROCKWOOL A/S
    Inventor: Maciej Grzegorz Mosiadz
  • Patent number: 11719269
    Abstract: A corner bracket with reinforcing ribs comprises: a first fixing plate and a second fixing plate, the first and the second fixing plates are connected to each other at a dihedral angle, the first and the second fixing plate being respectively configured with a pair of a first reinforcing ribs and a second reinforcing ribs along their longitudinal direction, and the first and the second reinforcing ribs unify entirely with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Chiao-Yin Chang
  • Patent number: 11708043
    Abstract: An inflator bracket for mounting an inflator of an airbag arrangement to a frame of a vehicle includes a main body portion elongated along a length between a first end and a second end. The main body portion includes a front side for receiving the inflator. The inflator bracket additionally includes first and second mounting portions for attachment to the frame of the vehicle. The inflator bracket further includes an interference portion extending from a rear side of the main body portion for contacting the frame of the vehicle and offsetting at least a portion of the main body portion from the frame. The interference portion has a first end depending from the main body portion and a second end. The second end is a free end. The interference portion is adapted to absorb energy from an impact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Wold
  • Patent number: 11700975
    Abstract: A bathing chair is a removable toilet seat having a pair of handles having a plank extending from a first side of the toilet seat suitable to permit a user to slide from the toilet seat across the plank. The bathing chair also has a wall support which may be removably secured to a shower or bath wall. The wall support retains the plank in a horizontal position of a tub or shower area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventor: Glen D. Clark
  • Patent number: 11703155
    Abstract: Products and methods for providing structural strength and form support to ventilation pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Jeremias Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Rohskopf, Matthew Bertler, Clark E. Pridemore, Francois Sauve, David Richards
  • Patent number: 11698165
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a junction box includes a face plate having left and right edge margins and a central opening. The face plate includes a first set of indicia adjacent a top edge of the central opening and a second set of indicia adjacent a bottom edge of the central opening. Each set of indicia includes ruler graduations indicating a distance from the left edge margin of the face plate to the respective ruler graduation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Martin Lee Witherbee
  • Patent number: 11674821
    Abstract: A mounting system for a field device is provided, including at least one field device including a first housing part; at least one mounting adapter including a second housing part configured to captively receive the first housing part, the first housing part including at least one mount and/or the second housing part includes at least one mount, the mount being disposed such that the field device is engageable with the second housing part in a first orientation and with the second housing part in a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventor: Guenter Kech
  • Patent number: 11629748
    Abstract: Wall anchors and positioning aids disclosed herein grant a user the ability to temporary hang or otherwise mount heavyweight objects, while also allowing for adjustment of at least one of the location and orientation of the assembly via the direct manipulation of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Hoffman, Tatiane Dias Marques Faria, Craig D. Thompson, Judd D. Olson, Michele A. Eller, Angela L. Pan, Landon B. Davis, Thaddeus S. Rodda, III, Margaret M. Bonello
  • Patent number: 11622620
    Abstract: A game player table system is a portable and collapsible surface that is used by a single person or shared by a second person. A small flat surface that could hold cards, pieces, keys, phones, or the like so that they are not placed on the playing table and thereby cause distractions or penalties. Cup holders could also be used to hold beverages and prevent spills and damage from the spills to the game pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Matthew Tonjes
  • Patent number: 11584495
    Abstract: A trolling motor mounting bracket (1) which can be adjustably attached to a boat by a quick release handle (14) having pins (18) inserted through a chock (20) attached to the boat. The bracket has a support arm (4) with cradle rest (11) for supporting a shaft (18) of a trolling motor (6). The support arm be attached to the bracket by a hinge (10) which may have a spring that can be adjusted by a set screw (33) to increase resistance in the trolling motor support arm. A recessed cavity (24) in a base (31) of the bracket allows the bracket to be positioned variably on the chock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: William Robert Hunziker, II
  • Patent number: 11536466
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a gas valve assembly for a furnace. The gas valve assembly includes a gas valve including an inlet flange having an outer geometric profile and defining a gas inlet of the gas valve. The gas valve assembly also includes a bracket having a mounting panel, a first support flange, and a second support flange, where the mounting panel extends between and is integral with the first support flange and the second support flange. A slot is formed in the first support flange and defined by a portion of a perimeter of the bracket. The outer geometric profile of the inlet flange corresponds to a profile of the slot, and the slot is configured to receive and abut a portion of the outer geometric profile. A passage is formed in the second support flange and configured to receive a gas flow from the gas valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Thomas D. Chase, Frank D. Ashby
  • Patent number: 11518495
    Abstract: A composite structural member including at least one first flange element made from a first composite material, and at least one first web element made from a second composite material. The at least one first web element is connected to at least one first flange element in a non-coplanar manner along a corresponding mutual first edge via a first corner element made from a third composite material, the mutual first edge extending along a first direction. The third composite material includes a corresponding first plurality of third composite material first fibers and a corresponding second plurality of third composite material second fibers embedded in a corresponding third composite material matrix in a non-parallel orientation with respect to the third composite material first fibers, wherein the third composite material first fibers are nominally orthogonal to the mutual first edge or to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Elie Koskas, Victor Weissberg
  • Patent number: 11497307
    Abstract: A tool storage system has a universal mounting bracket coupled to a support surface formed with a plurality of apertures that align with differently sized support arms that support a tool therefrom. The apertures are aligned along a common horizontal plane and the support arms have different heights that allow tools to be hung therefrom in a nesting relationship so that more tools can occupy less space or area relative to the support surface. The nesting relationship of the tools provides for a first tool supported by the first arm to fit within a space defined by the second tool supported by the second arm. In some instance, the first and second arms may be part of a pair of support arms, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Woodpeckers, LLC
    Inventor: Edward A. O'Halloran
  • Patent number: 11484142
    Abstract: A mailbox with components which can be connected to or disconnected from the mailbox for adding or changing functional or ornamental aspects of the mailbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Lisa Perez Friscia, Matthew Friscia
  • Patent number: 11453345
    Abstract: This disclosure details multi-purpose brackets for mounting accessory devices within vehicle cargo spaces. Exemplary multi-purpose brackets include a doubling flange, a first opening formed through the doubling flange, and a second opening formed through another location of the bracket. A first accessory device may be mounted within the first opening, and a second accessory device may be mounted within the second opening. The multi-purpose bracket may be formed in a stamping process that involves folding and clinching the doubling flange to a platform of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Weyrauch, Joseph Prescott Hickey, Michael Kozak, Jeffry Smith
  • Patent number: 11362495
    Abstract: A cable cradle device for retaining and protecting industrial power connectors that are used to charge industrial equipment. The cable cradle device is configured to retain the special power charging cable and plugs which fits the dimensions of the charger plugs. The cable cradle device comprises a rectangular base wall configured for mounting the cable cradle device a wall or a pole. The cable cradle device further comprises two opposite brackets extending laterally from the base wall, a bottom bracket extending outwards from a bottom edge of the rectangular base wall having two symmetric cut outs. The cable cradle device forms a housing to hold a power plug which rests on the bottom bracket and is supported by the opposite brackets with the cables passing through the cut outs. A method of forming the cable cradle device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Arturo Angel, Agustin Varela
  • Patent number: 11134800
    Abstract: A decorative pot may be filled with soil and decorative plants and hung at a non-perpendicular angle on the side of a larger pot. By hanging at an angle, the decorative plants within the decorative pot are displayed outwards to a viewer, and also serve to obscure both the decorative pot itself as well as some or all of the larger pot, such as the sidewall and rim. Displaying decorative plants and obscuring the sidewall and rim of the larger pot reduces the need to select the larger pot based upon factors such as material, quality, and design, which can all greatly influence the cost of the larger pot. The particular angle of display can be adjusted byproviding adjustable or variably sized hangers and spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Tonette Carter Otchere
  • Patent number: 11039704
    Abstract: A single continuous length of bendable material is fixedly connected to a cup holder. The cup holder is foldable flat with a plurality of pre-bent or creased regions. The cup holder and/or length of material can fold flat onto each other and the length of material has a bent configuration, aided by the creases, which forms a triangular region and a fold over itself to form a resilient holder of a cup which a straight flat longest end which fits into a seat pocket or the like. This bent configuration can be formed with five flat sides and four bends. The first and fourth bend are adjacent to each other in the folded condition and the triangular region is formed between a first, second, and third bend with the fourth bend meeting the first bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Dana Chapman, Steve Shattls
  • Patent number: 11016432
    Abstract: A sensor holder includes a holder body that accommodates a sensor, a first snap fit that presses the sensor from a rear surface of the sensor, and two second snap fits that fix the holder body to the housing at at least two points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Makita, Takashi Akaike, Yosuke Kuwata
  • Patent number: 11008047
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connecting sleeve arrangement for connecting a first tubular cross member to a second tubular cross member of an instrument panel support in a vehicle, including: a first receptacle opening configured to receive the first tubular cross member extending in a first cross member direction, and a second receptacle opening facing away from the first receptacle opening configured to receive the second tubular cross member extending in a second cross member direction, wherein the connecting sleeve arrangement is curved, wherein the second receptacle opening is transversely offset, relative to the first receptacle opening, from the first cross member direction, and wherein the connecting sleeve arrangement is formed from a first half shell and a second half shell that are integrally bonded to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Werneke, Konstantin Tatarinov
  • Patent number: 10967913
    Abstract: An apparatus, according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a bracket having a first attachment feature configured for attachment to a quarter panel and a second attachment feature configured for attachment to a body inner structure. A BLIS module attaches to the body inner structure without covering the first attachment feature. A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, attaching a quarter panel to a bracket via a first attachment feature, attaching the quarter panel with the bracket to a body inner structure, attaching the bracket to the body inner structure via a second attachment feature, and attaching a BLIS module to the body inner structure without covering the first attachment feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Marchlewski, Darrin Neil Wagner, Robert Reiners
  • Patent number: 10971915
    Abstract: Mounting brackets for dead-end utility lines and mounting bracket systems for dead-end utility lines are described in the present disclosure. Each mounting bracket can include a body with a front face and, a plurality of arms extending from the body with each arm comprises a hook that is configured to receive a dead-end utility line. The mounting brackets are configured to be mounted on a utility pole and to allow a plurality of dead-end utility lines to be mounted to a utility pole with a single mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Dovetel Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 10965071
    Abstract: A flexible electrical receptacle system and method for installation is provided. The system includes at least two support bars affixed parallel to one another between two wall support members. A central bar is positioned between the two support bars and configured to move along a length of the parallel support bars. An electrical receptacle affixed to the central bar and configured to move along a length of the central bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Johnson, Annette Johnson
  • Patent number: 10797380
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting one or more RRUs to a mounting structure includes: first and second mounting panels, each of the first and second mounting panels having a main body and a flange that extends generally perpendicularly to the main body, the main body including mounting apertures patterned for mounting of an RRU; a mounting foundation having side edges, each of the side edges having an open-ended slot; mounting members extending from the flanges away from the main body of each of the first and second mounting panels, the mounting members configured to enter the open-ended slots on the mounting foundation and slide therein, and fasteners cooperating with the mounting members to mount the mounting panel to the mounting foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Dino R. Roy, Michael Shawn McFall
  • Patent number: 10674795
    Abstract: An apparatus for redundant retention of a device comprises a mountable device comprising a first side having a first fastening portion and a second fastening portion, at the first fastening portion, an elongated body having an inclined face parallel to and protruding from the first side and a flat face perpendicular to the first side, at the second fastening portion, a circular body with a smooth circular face, the circular body protruding from the first side, a removable device comprising a corresponding first side having a corresponding first fastening portion and a corresponding second fastening portion, at the corresponding first fastening portion, a first groove for receiving the elongated body and engaging a first retention mechanism, at the corresponding second fastening portion, a second groove for receiving the circular body and engaging a second retention mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas F. Doyle, James C. Brailean
  • Patent number: 10670017
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a low noise, compact rotary compressor configured to damp noise and vibration generated from internal components. The compressor may include a stator holder coupled to the stator and the pump, providing physical separation between the stator and the casing. The compressor may also include a pump holder coupled to the pump and the casing, providing physical separation between the pump and the casing. Additional damping components may be placed at various coupling points within and around the stator holder and/or pump holder. The suction line connection may also be configured to reduce noise and vibration. Aspects of the present disclosure may be applicable for reducing the noise and vibration in a number of fluid displacement devices and BLDC motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ASPEN COMPRESSOR, LLC
    Inventors: Kang P. Lee, Douglas S. Olsen
  • Patent number: 10662928
    Abstract: A fixture and methods of using the fixture that can be used in situ to perform repair and maintenance work on a generator shaft and associated components of a wind turbine generator is described. The fixture is typically mounted to a plurality of the threaded bores provided in the generator housing used to attach the generator's end bell or the gearbox/transmission to the generator, and provides a platform for attaching accessory fixtures to support the shaft of the generator, as well as, provide for the mounting of tools used to maintain and repair the generator shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher A Hodges
  • Patent number: 10651440
    Abstract: A mounting bracket is provided for a vehicle battery system with a battery tray sized to receive a traction battery. The bracket has first and second sides extending between first and second ends. The bracket defines first and second apertures adjacent to the first end and positioned to cooperate with the first and second bosses to connect the bracket to the battery tray. The bracket defines a third aperture adjacent to the second end and positioned to cooperate with a mounting point on a vehicle frame. The bracket defines a transverse slot intersecting the first side and extending towards the second side, with the transverse slot positioned between the first and third apertures. A vehicle and a vehicle battery system with the mounting bracket are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ahteram Khan, Afif Sabbagh, Jingmei Shen, Dhia Meram
  • Patent number: 10591146
    Abstract: A luminaire mounting assembly for mounting a LED light fixture to a pair of support beams. The luminaire mounting assembly includes an elongated plate and a movable plate. The elongated plate includes opposed sides and a flange extending from each of the opposed sides. The side walls and flanges define parallel tracks therebetween. The movable plate includes having a mounting hole and is adapted to slidably engage each of the parallel tracks. A knockout plate spans the mounting hole and is removably connected to the movable plate via a breakable member. Once the movable plate is suitably positioned and the mounting assembly is fastened to the support beams, the knockout plate is removed and the mounting hole is ready to receive the thin LED light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua S. Berry
  • Patent number: 10551090
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening structure for being able to fit a coupling profile, in particular for fastening solar panels, to a pitched roof covered with bituminous shingles. The invention also relates to an assembly which includes a fastening structure according to the invention. The invention further relates to a kit of components which includes a fastening structure according to the invention. The invention further relates to a method for fitting a coupling profile, in particular for fastening solar panels, to a pitched roof covered with bituminous shingles, by using a fastening structure according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Esdec B.V.
    Inventors: Vincent De Vogel, Jeroen De Vogel
  • Patent number: 10514127
    Abstract: A suspension mount is provided, which is adapted to selectively suspend an electronic device on at least one first ceiling structure or at least one second ceiling structure. The suspension mount includes a mount body, a first clip member and a second clip member. The mount body includes a first body connection unit and a second body connection unit, wherein the first body connection unit is located on one side of the mount body, and the second body connection unit is located on another side of the mount body. The first clip member includes a plurality of first member connection portions, a plurality of second member connection portions and a first abutting portion abutting the ceiling structures. The second clip member includes a plurality of third member connection portions, a plurality of fourth member connection portions and a second abutting portion abutting the ceiling structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Yu-Shuo Wu, Chun-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 10429005
    Abstract: These objects are attained in a mount for a lubricant dispenser and that has a protective casing forming a cavity adapted to hold the dispenser and having a lower edge and a bracket having a lower generally horizontal leg on which the lower edge of the casing sits. An outlet fitting is provided on the lower leg positioned to received lubricant from the dispenser in the cavity of the casing sitting on the lower leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PERMA-TEC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Shalin Patel
  • Patent number: 10420330
    Abstract: A connecting bracket is disclosed which includes a base having first and second edges aligned at an angle to one another. A first member extends up from the first edge and a second member extends up from the second edge. Each of the first and second members has an end wall. A first tongue projects outward from the end wall of the first member and a second tongue projects outward from the end wall of the second member. The first and second tongues are designed to engage two frame members. Three or more frame members can be joined together in this fashion to form a frame assembly. A pair of frame assemblies can be used to secure at least three sidewalls of a structure to form an aquarium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Adam John Keller
  • Patent number: 10376020
    Abstract: An apparatus for redundant retention of a device comprises a mountable device comprising a first side having a first fastening portion and a second fastening portion, at the first fastening portion, an elongated body having an inclined face parallel to and protruding from the first side and a flat face perpendicular to the first side, at the second fastening portion, a circular body with a smooth circular face, the circular body protruding from the first side, a removable device comprising a corresponding first side having a corresponding first fastening portion and a corresponding second fastening portion, at the corresponding first fastening portion, a first groove for receiving the elongated body and engaging a first retention mechanism, at the corresponding second fastening portion, a second groove for receiving the circular body and engaging a second retention mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas F. Doyle, James C. Brailean
  • Patent number: 10358838
    Abstract: A footing anchor device enhances lateral stability, base support, and upheaval resistance for a footing. The device includes a base and a cradle. The base has a central section and a plurality of arms extending from the central section. Each of the arms has a bottom wall and a pair of opposed lateral walls extending upwardly from respective side edges of the bottom wall. The cradle is coupled to the base. The cradle is aligned with and extends upwardly from the central section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Dominguez
  • Patent number: 10352035
    Abstract: Two connectors are used to improve a system of wood framing commonly used to form roof and floor assemblies. The first, the end-to-end connector, allows end-to- end connection of secondary members. The joint thus formed acts as a structural hinge which, when properly located, significantly reduces maximum moment and deflection compared to current simple-span conditions. The second, the top mount connector, provides a secure connection between continuous secondary members and the tops of primary members. This connector provides support for the secondary members and, by resisting rotation between the primary and secondary members, provides superior bracing of the primary member. Used together, the connectors provide an new way of supporting members in a structure, that both reduces maximum moment and deflection and resists rotation between the primary members and the secondary members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Anthony Boor
  • Patent number: 10308201
    Abstract: A vehicle chassis rail includes a tubular structure and an insert, both co-extending along a centerline. The insert is disposed, at least in-part, in the tubular structure, and includes a first wall, a second wall opposed to the first wall, and a corrugated mid-wall spanning laterally between, and attached to, the first and second walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Bradley A. Newcomb, Hamid G. Kia, John C. Johnson, Robert N. Saje
  • Patent number: 10294664
    Abstract: A mounting clip and a system for mounting a vertical panel from a support member suspended from a ceiling. The mounting clip has a panel mounting section, a support member receiving portion, and a movable mounting section. The support member receiving portion extends from the panel mounting section. The movable mounting section can be rotated relative to the support member receiving portion to secure the mounting clip to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Todd M. Bergman
  • Patent number: 10246868
    Abstract: There is disclosed a modular platform assembly including a plurality of legs (18), a plurality of floor beams (20a,b,c), and a plurality of connectors (24a,b,c,d) for connecting the legs (18) and the floor beams (20a,b,c). Each said connector (24a,b,c,d) comprises: a downwardly open blind recess (59) with a closed top end (60) and an open bottom end (62); and an upwardly open blind recess (64) with a closed bottom end (66) and an open top end (68). The legs (18) are mounted into the downwardly open blind recesses (59) of the connectors (24a,b,c,d) and the floor beams (20a,b,c) are mounted into the upwardly open blind recesses (64) of the connectors (24a,b,c,d) such that the legs (18) extend downwardly from the floor beams (20a,b,c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Pridham
  • Patent number: 10240763
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing immediate, direct illumination of the cooking surface of an outdoor cooking grill. The method employs the installation of a one-piece metallic light fixture holder attachable to cooking grills which have a hinged, curvilinear grill cover. The light fixture holder comprises a rigid, symmetrically-bent channel member, at least one horizontally-oriented curvilinear attachment arm, fastening tabs, and at least one pre-drilled hole in each fastening tab, said holes, corresponding to holes commonly used to attach a handle to a grill cover. The pre-drilled holes of the fastening tab of the light fixture holder allow the light fixture holder to be easily fastened and co-located in holes provided for the original manufacturer's grill cover handle. An appropriately-sized LED or battery-powered light fixture is then securely placed within the channel segment of the light fixture holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Chance
  • Patent number: 10214191
    Abstract: A valve unit (1, 1?) for modulating the pressure in a pneumatic brake system, has a brake pressure inlet (3), a brake pressure outlet (4) and a venting outlet (5), a pneumatically controllable main valve (6, 7) and a pilot valve (8, 9), embodied as a solenoid valve and assigned to the main valve (6, 7), which are arranged in a valve housing (2, 2?) subdivided by a plane of division (10), into a main housing (11, 11?) and a housing cover (12). For fixing the housing cover (12) on the main housing (11, 11?) a bracket element (62.1) is fixed to the main housing (11, 11?) and bears with a largely planar pressure plate (63) generating an elastic prestressing force on a planar outside wall (64) of the housing cover (12) oriented parallel to the plane of division (10) of the valve housing (2, 2?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WABCO GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Dreyer, Karsten Runge, Andreas Teichmann
  • Patent number: 10214160
    Abstract: A wire module includes multiple wires and a wire protection member including a supporting plate portion with a main surface on which the multiple wires can be arranged. A partitioning portion that partitions the plurality of wires in a width direction of the supporting plate portion is formed due to the supporting plate portion being partially cut and raised. A partitioning plate portion includes a first partitioning portion and a second partitioning portion that are cut and raised from mutually opposite sides in the width direction of the supporting plate portion and come into contact with each other in directions of supporting each other in their upright states, in a state of being mutually upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Yasuyuki Yamamoto, Shinya Sadohara