Of Wire Patents (Class 248/302)
  • Patent number: 10333320
    Abstract: A standing hanging-apparatus comprising a standing means for supporting the apparatus on a surface such as the ground, a hanging means for hanging an accessory from the apparatus, a storage means for storing a plurality of electronic devices, and a charging means for charging at least one of the plurality of electronic devices stored in the storage means. The standing means, hanging means, storage means, and charging means can be coupled to an elongated body defining a cavity, and the storage means is coupled such that it is centered over a center of gravity of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gabriel Salinas Ruiz, Paulina Salinas Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10179599
    Abstract: A holder accessory for a handlebar of a shopping cart is provided that includes a platform and two securing members that are attachable around and aligned with a horizontal cart push bar portion and a cart transverse portion of the shopping cart handlebar. The transverse securing member provides cantilevered support for the platform, while the push bar securing member is angularly offset from and generally oriented perpendicularly from the push bar securing member to provide support against lateral forces. A stem extends from the underside of the platform to the transverse securing member to hold the platform at a suitable angle for use. Optionally, but preferably, the platform includes a lower ledge upon which a mobile phone, paper, or pen may be rested and an upper retention member to temporarily hold or fasten paper to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Russell Lee Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 10043420
    Abstract: A support system is provided that includes: a tubular receiving member; first and second intermediate braces extending outward from a bottom end of the tubular receiving member in different directions in a first plane; a first vertical support extending from the first intermediate brace in a direction essentially orthogonal to the first plane; a second vertical support extending from the second intermediate brace in a direction essentially orthogonal to the first plane and opposite the first intermediate brace; an upper brace extending from the first vertical support; and a lower brace extending from the second vertical support, each of the braces in a second plane essentially parallel to the first plane and forming a hooks with opening in opposite directions from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Aldo Catsaros
  • Patent number: 9872932
    Abstract: A fruit and clove pomander kit for efficiently creating a pomander using fruit and cloves. The fruit and clove pomander kit includes a carving and piercing tool having a piercing end adapted to create pierced holes within a fruit and a carving end opposite of the piercing end. The kit further includes a plurality of dried cloves, a rubber band, a writing instrument and at least one hanger hook. The hanger hook is comprised of a helical portion, an engaging portion extending upwardly from the helical portion and an end portion extending downwardly from the helical portion opposite of the engaging portion. The end user uses the kit to create a pomander with a piece of fruit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Teresa Maureen Clark
  • Patent number: 9474263
    Abstract: An implement holder that removably attaches to a container, comprises a frame and a support. The frame contains a pair of open slots. The slots define an engagement tab therebetween. The tab flexes in response to a force. The support projects from one side of the frame and is configured to support an implement. The holder is attached to the container by (i) positioning the frame relative to the container such that the support is outside the container, (ii) aligning the slots of the frame on a rim of the container such that the tab is inside the rim, and (iii) pushing the frame onto the rim to cause the tab to flex and allow the frame to slidably engage a wall of the container along the slots, such that the tab is biased against the wall and securely holds the frame to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher M. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9271607
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for holding a bin-liner on a barbecue grill assembly. The apparatus includes a supporting unit and two frames. The supporting unit is connected to the barbecue grill assembly. The first frame is pivotally connected to the barbecue grill assembly. An upper portion of the bin-liner can be flipped and placed on the first frame. The second frame is pivotally connected to the first frame. The first frame is kept in a horizontal position as the second frame is supported on the supporting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Kiosky Chung
  • Patent number: 9255724
    Abstract: System for supporting an evaporable getter, which can be installed in any type of solar power receiving tube and which is mounted using an automated method. The system consists of a clip-type supporting element having a substantially thin profile and an S-shaped base, the upper part thereof including a ring in which the pellet of evaporable getter is housed. The pellet is supported by the pins of the supporting element, dispensing with the need for an additional contact part in order to secure the pellet. The clip is secured to the bellows-type expansion compensator, such that it remains inside the vacuum zone of the solar power receiving tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Abengoa Solar New Technologies, S.A.
    Inventors: Noelia Martínez Sanz, Javier Asensio Pérez Ullivarri, Pablo José Bombin Ortega, Javier Peláez Fombellida, José Ángel Rico Sánchez, Daniel Montes García
  • Patent number: 9241695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure clip. The clips of the present invention include two closure members joined by at least two spaced central connecting members. Each of the at least two spaced central connecting members is attached to each closure member at a location on the periphery of the closure member. The clips are designed such that the at least two central connecting members extend through the inclined PFO tunnel and the two closure members compress the overlapping layers of septal tissue, i.e. septum primum and septum secundum, together to close the PFO tunnel. The clips of the present invention take various forms depending, in part, upon the distribution of force required to close a given PFO. Thus, in some embodiments, the closure members include arcuate peaks. In other embodiments, the closure members include loops. In still other embodiments, the closure members include prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Peavey, Sean T. Forde, Andrzej J. Chanduszko, David J. Callaghan
  • Publication number: 20150129730
    Abstract: A peg hook staple is used in conjunction with at least one peg hook and a perforated wall board so that the at least one peg hook can be firmly secured to the perforated wall board through a first extremity and a second extremity of the peg hook staple. A handle portion of the peg hook staple allows the users to easily install and remove the peg hook staple. The peg hook staple eliminates lateral, upward, and outward movement of the at least one peg hook as a plurality of indentations of the peg hook staple secures the at least one peg hook to the perforated wall board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Elliott GOLD
  • Publication number: 20140353439
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging plants allows a user to create 360 degree displays using potted plants. A support structure includes a support pole and a base. The base stabilizes the support pole in a position normal to the resting surface of the base. The support pole is cylindrical and can be separated into a top pole and a bottom pole for ease of storage and transportation. Similarly, the base can be separated into a top support leg and a bottom support leg. At least one plant hanger is positioned around the support pole by an attachment portion. A support arm portion of the plant hanger extends away from the support pole, while a receiving portion provides means for supporting a potted plant. The support pole can be alternatively supported using an at least one support pole mount that suspends the support pole off of the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Wesley William Schilling, Scott W. Schilling
  • Patent number: 8898836
    Abstract: A caddy for use with hospital staff or patients provides a rigid housing having a carriage with at least one vertically and, preferably, at least one horizontally accessible compartments. The housing provides a semi-circular opening above the carriage to act as a handle while also, for many embodiments, a back to which a pivot connects to a connector which connects to a hospital bed rail to maintain the caddy in a pre-determined relationship while the rail is angled relative to a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fitsi Health, LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen F. Puri, Caroline F. Puri, John C. Ekholm
  • Patent number: 8839501
    Abstract: A holder for removably attaching a portable electronic device to an elongate support such as a tray table latch on a seatback with a stowable tray table comprises a clamp frame, a spring compression lever slidably attached to the clamp frame, a flexible band for suspending the clamp frame from the elongate support and a self-centering clamp for gripping opposite sides of the elongate support. The holder may optionally include a device adapter for attaching a selected electronic device. Another embodiment comprises steps in a method for holding a portable electronic device against a seatback having a stowable seatback tray table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Bryan Ulrich McClain, Demetrius Madrigal, Anthony Printis
  • Patent number: 8770531
    Abstract: A bag-supporting frame apparatus is removably mountable on an edge portion of a horizontal or vertical substrate. The apparatus includes a gripping portion for contacting the substrate and holding the apparatus in place on the substrate. The apparatus also includes a bag-supporting portion configured to support an open end portion of a flexible plastic bag thereon, the bag-supporting portion including an outer loop portion and a downwardly-extending short portion attached to the outer loop portion at each end thereof. A projecting catch is defined, at each end of the outer loop portion, at the juncture of the downwardly-extending short portion and the outer loop portion. The outer loop portion is sized and configured to support a plastic bag of a predetermined size thereon. The apparatus also includes a connecting portion interconnecting the bag-supporting portion and the gripping portion. Methods of using the apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: John Patrick Cundy
  • Patent number: 8746643
    Abstract: The inventive concept disclosed comprises a storage grate for grills of the type typically used in outdoor barbecue grills and particularly, kamado-style grills. The device is essentially a one-piece rod having been bent and formed into specific angles and segments, thereby allowing the device to be attached onto an outdoor cooking grill or kamado-style charcoal cooking grill as is marketed by many commercial brands. The device serves the purpose of short-term or long-term retention and storage of the grill used in the cooking process prior to, or after use of the grill for cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Chance
  • Patent number: 8701899
    Abstract: A one-piece paint brush holder for removable-insertion use with a container having a bottom surface, an inner side wall and an upper edge is provided in one embodiment. The holder includes a base portion. The holder further includes a post portion having a lower end extending from the base portion, an intermediate portion extending upwardly from the lower end, and an upper end supported above and extending from the intermediate portion. The holder still further includes a generally horizontal support portion extending from the upper end of the post portion and having a distal end. The intermediate portion of the post portion has a hook portion vertically between the base portion and the support portion. The hook portion has a downwardly opening shape to permit the holder to be supported on the upper edge of the container at a position above an inserted position in the container. The base, post, hook and support portions are formed by bending a single rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Henry F. Paga, Guy D. Vaiasicca
  • Patent number: 8613416
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus employing two or more members arranged in a mounting configuration to pierce a ceiling and reconfigurable into a deployment configuration to suspend a load from the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Keith White
  • Publication number: 20130284777
    Abstract: A storage and retrieval apparatus for objects with looped openings, the apparatus being flexible and made of metal, the apparatus characterized in having first and second arms, the first and second arms each having an upper end and each having a lower end, the apparatus having a body with first and second ends, the first end of the body connecting with the lower end of the first arm, the second end of the body connecting with the lower end of the second arm, the body having a shape, the shape of the body urging the first and second arms toward each other with a first spacing therebetween, the upper end of the first arm defining a first tip, the upper end of the second arm defining a second tip, the first tip and the second tip forming a space wider than the first spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: CROWN SEATING LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Knight
  • Publication number: 20130240703
    Abstract: An article of manufacture is configured for hanging signs and other objects to poles, fences, trees and other structures. The article generally includes a gripping base and a pair of elongated coiled filaments each extending from opposing sides of the base, the filaments each comprising a coiled length and a straightened tip disposed at a terminal end of the respective tip. The article is wrapped around a support structure and each of the tips is inserted through a respective aperture of a sign to be hanged and pulled through the aperture to secure the sign to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Coral Bergmann
  • Publication number: 20130026316
    Abstract: A holder includes a body, the body having a first and second receiver and a first and second cylindrical holder. The holder further includes a tie comprised of an elongated piece of shape-retaining deformable material and a cover covering the shape-retaining deformable material along the length of the elongated piece. The covering and the shape-retaining deformable material are bonded along their length. A first portion of the tie passes through the first cylindrical holder. A second portion of the tie passes through the second cylindrical holder, such that a loop is formed between the body and the tie, stretching from the first cylindrical holder to the second cylindrical holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Case, Bowden Ormsbee
  • Patent number: 8317147
    Abstract: A solar light stick holder comprising a single wire having a first end and a second end, a first extension arm and a second extension arm, a connecting base, a first holder-loop and a second holder-loop. The first end and second end each forms a loop for holding the solar light stick. The connecting base comprises at least one screw-loop to secure the holder to a fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Miguel Serrano
  • Patent number: 8303016
    Abstract: A stowage retainer is provided for retaining an object, such as a portable electronic device, in a vehicle. The retainer includes a body having at least a bottom wall and side walls. The retainer also includes one or more flexible retention arms extending from the body for retaining a device in the retainer. The flexible retention arms each comprise a flexible inner wire and a soft outer covering material. The flexible retention arms are bendable to reform into a desired configuration to retain a device in the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Junko Pauken, James Hugh Fowler
  • Patent number: 8281548
    Abstract: A method and a device for installing a rigid panel parallel to a flat building structure and between rafters while providing a ventilation gap between the rigid panel and the flat building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Gene Kevin Garcia
  • Patent number: 8276853
    Abstract: Apparatus for suspending a device such as the end of a depending air brake hose from a railcar. A flexible strap of a synthetic resin such as moldable polyurethane is suspended from the railcar body, for example, by attachment to an apertured fitting on the railcar coupler. Elongated resilient wire clips are provided to attach the free end of the air hose. The wire clips are generally configured with a latching end including interlocking end portions for connection to the strap through a selected attachment aperture, a pair of flexibly resilient, elongated manually compressible elongated arms extending away from the latching end portions and a return portion joining the arms. The clip is further provided with a retainer operative when the arms are interlocked for maintaining the attachment aperture fitting within the confines of the return portion and out of position in which loading of the clip is exerted laterally of the clip arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Pennsy Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne H. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8272610
    Abstract: In one aspect, a holder assembly includes a substrate-mountable holder having a metal base having a centerline, the base having a plurality of openings to receive a plurality of fasteners, a generally symmetrical wireform having a pair of legs with a portion therebetween, the portion welded to the base, each leg having a first segment extending parallel to the base and a second segment extending outwardly of the base. First segment of each leg may be generally parallel to the centerline, or first segment may be angled with respect to the centerline. Second segment of legs may extend generally linearly outwardly of the base or may have radii of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, John P. Grimm
  • Publication number: 20120228455
    Abstract: A frame element of an installation facility is fastened to a mounting plate of an electrical installation by a fastening element having at least two holding elements, arranged adjacent to one another in a shared plane, that can be elastically deformed relative to one another and each including at least one limb. The limbs are embodied such that they face one another along an imaginary straight line within the shared plane and include a segment of minimal spacing along the imaginary straight line. The spacings of the limbs from one another increase in all other segments along the imaginary line from the segment of minimal spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael FUHRMANN, Thomas Haller, Rainer Sedlmeier, Xian Chao Wu
  • Patent number: 8181922
    Abstract: A bracket device for removably securing a control box atop a portable amplifier. The portable amplifier is provided with a handle secured to its top by spaced apart securing hardware. The device is in the form of a resilient construct having a U-shaped top portion, a pair of bridging members emanating from the U-shaped top portion and a pair of extension members extending substantially perpendicularly from the bridging members and having free distal ends. The extension members are spaced apart from one another approximately the distance between the spaced apart securing hardware and is sufficiently resilient to enable the extension members to be drawn together a sufficient distance to enable its free distal ends to pass between the securing hardware and beneath the handle and to exert lateral pressure against the securing hardware to resist inadvertent removal of the bracket from the top of the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Lance Reegan-Diehl Dennison
  • Patent number: 8167251
    Abstract: Apparatus for suspending a device such as the end of a depending air brake hose from a railcar. A flexible strap of a synthetic resin such as moldable polyurethane is suspended from the railcar body, for example, by attachment to an apertured fitting on the railcar coupler. Elongated resilient wire clips are provided to attach the free end of the air hose. The wire clips are generally configured with a latching end including interlocking end portions for connection to the strap through a selected attachment aperture, a pair of flexibly resilient, elongated manually compressible elongated arms extending away from the latching end portions and a return portion joining the arms. The clip is further provided with a retainer operative when the arms are interlocked for maintaining the attachment aperture fitting within the confines of the return portion and out of position in which loading of the clip is exerted laterally of the clip arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne H. Murphy, Michael J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8162276
    Abstract: A combination clip and hook (clip) for use generally in suspending articles, which is rotatably movable about a rotary joint between a first position in which two opposing, rotatably joined portions of the overall clip structure are oriented together to form a continuous, enclosed shape that can be secured around another, and a second position in which the two portions of the structure are rotated out of the enclosed shape, and into, for example, a S shaped hook where one portion of the structure supports the item and the other portion can be applied to another supporting member. The joint between the two portions can define a spring-loaded rotating pivot assembly with at least two indexing positions opposed by 180 degrees. The rotary joint can be constructed with a pair of confronting male and female wedge and detent inserts that are biased toward each other by an embedded spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Clipsy, LLC
    Inventors: Farvardin Fathi, Imraan Aziz, Michael J. Strasser, Thomas E. King
  • Patent number: 8122675
    Abstract: A rebar positioner configured for being placed in a diagonal orientation within a cell of a masonry block including first and second end sections oriented in a first plane, a center S-shaped section in a second plane parallel to the first, laterally offset linear sections oriented in the second plane, and first and second vertical sections interconnecting the first and second end sections with the first and second linear sections, wherein the second end section terminates in a telltale extending away from the center section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Masonry Reinforcing Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mike Ripley, Theodore A. Erickson, Ralph O. Johnson, III
  • Patent number: 8109475
    Abstract: A pig tail spring exhaust hanger includes a pig tail coil having at one end an upper arm and at the other end a lower arm. The upper arm is mounted to the vehicle underbody, and the lower arm is connected to the exhaust system, wherein the orientation of the upper and lower arms is substantially vertical and the orientation of the central axis of the pig tail coil is substantially horizontal. This arrangement provides a moment at each of the upper and lower arms which act to suspended weight of the exhaust system radially with respect to the pig tail coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Douglas M. Kerchner
  • Patent number: 8083079
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wire rack for mounting an iron on a wall and method of use thereof, and more specifically, to a wire rack for mounting an iron on a wall, the wire rack having a retractable rail for adjusting to different sizes of irons and equipped with an ironing board holder and a product holder. The iron holder holds the iron by the iron's base and can be adjusted to accommodate different sizes of irons. The frame is also made of heat-resistant, coated, welded wire that allows for the manufacture of a light, cost-effective device. The device is also equipped with large hooks to hold most types of ironing boards and arms designed to hold extra products used during ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Panacea Products Corp.
    Inventor: Frederick K. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20110197944
    Abstract: A stackable flat-roof/ground framework (1) for solar panels, comprising a sloping desk-like supporting region (2, 5, 6) for the solar panel, at least said supporting region (2, 5, 6) being implemented as a wire grate, wherein the supporting region of the flat-roof/ground framework has downwardly angled elements on two opposite edges, one element, used as rear wall (3), being designed to be longer and one element, used a front wall (4), being designed to be shorter, and having weightable panel-like base regions (2, 5, 6), said base regions (2, 5, 6) being angled from the rear wall (3) and/or the front wall (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Markus Hund, Olaf Jacob
  • Patent number: 7959020
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wire rack for mounting an iron on a wall and method of use thereof, and more specifically, to a wire rack for mounting an iron on a wall, the wire rack having a retractable rail for adjusting to different sizes of irons and equipped with an ironing board holder and a product holder. The iron holder holds the iron by the iron's base and can be adjusted to accommodate different sizes of irons. The frame is also made of heat-resistant, coated, welded wire that allows for the manufacture of a light, cost-effective device. The device is also equipped with large hooks to hold most types of ironing boards and arms designed to hold extra products used during ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Panacea Products Corp.
    Inventor: Frederick K. Rosen
  • Patent number: 7913958
    Abstract: A twist clip for attaching a heat-radiating fin to a conduit of a hydronic heating system includes an upper gripping member, a lower gripping member connected to the upper member by an upright support member, and a handle portion looping downwardly from the lower gripping member to enable a user to hold the clip and to manually twist the clip to cause the upper and lower gripping members to rotate relative to the fin and conduit such that the fin and conduit are clipped together. This twist clip enables quick and easy attachment of fins to conduits, which greatly reduces the time and effort required to install a hydronic heating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: James MacDuff
  • Patent number: 7903924
    Abstract: A connector that can function as a cable tray splice is provided. The connector may have a frame that is configured for being placed against first and second portions of cable tray. The connector may also have a flange located at an end of the frame that is capable of being shaped by a user. The flange and the frame define an aperture. A connector that may be a configured as a cable tray hanger and a method of securing a connector to the cable tray are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: M P Husky, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Pollard, Jr., Raymond A. Colgrove, James Q. Looney, Ernest R. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 7882964
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for removably coupling a hanger to a latch at a first end of the hanger, removing the hanger from the latch while the latch remains coupled to a support member, threading an item of hanging stock onto the hanger via the first end, and recoupling the hanger to the latch while the latch remains coupled to the support member, wherein the hanger extends from the latch at an angle that is less than the horizontal, so that the hanging stock is urged by gravity toward a second end of the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Battaglia
  • Patent number: 7823852
    Abstract: A bracket adapted to be used in sets for supporting planter boxes, benches, and similar elongated items from multiple vertical supports such as the balusters on a deck railing. The bracket mounts securely and strongly on the baluster without requiring fasteners, and is easily adjusted up and down and removed as necessary. The bracket can be formed from a single piece of stock, for example using a metal rod formed into shape. The bracket has a generally triangular shape with an upper support arm terminating in a squared open hook that mounts from behind to engage the sides of the baluster, a lower angled support arm extending down and in from the upper arm toward the baluster, and a baluster-abutting foot portion that engages the face of the baluster when the upper arm is horizontal. An adapter can be used on the open end of the hook to ensure a tight fit with undersized balusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Terrence A. Reno
  • Patent number: 7819366
    Abstract: An integral paint brush holder (10) having a base (22) and a post (24). The post (24) has a lower end (26), an intermediate portion (28) and an upper end (30). The lower end (26) is connected to the base (22). The intermediate portion (28) extends upwardly from the lower end (26) while the upper end (30) is supported above the intermediate portion (28). In addition, the paint brush holder (10) has at least one generally horizontal support (40) extending from the upper end (30) of the post (24) and having an associated distal end (46). Furthermore, the paint brush holder (10) has a hook (50) on the intermediate portion (28) of the post (24). The hook (50) is vertically between the base (22) and the support (40), and the hook (50) has a downwardly opening shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: Henry F. Paga, Jr., Guy D. Vaiasicca
  • Patent number: 7766285
    Abstract: A line hanger for securing lines, such as transmission, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and other types of lines, to a support structure. The line hanger includes a wire structure with an attachment section configured for mounting to the support structure and a pair of clamping arms depending outwardly from the attachment provision. The clamping arms are configured to resiliently separate to receive a line and to resiliently relax for applying a clamping force to secure the line. The clamping arms are clasped together by engaging hook members defined at the open end of the wire structure. Multiple line hangers may be interlinked or stacked relative to the support structure for support multiple lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Albert R. Cox, Timothy Crawford, Raymond Michael Horvath
  • Patent number: 7757996
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a collapsible hanger and a method for using the same for supporting, among other things, cables from the ceiling of mines. The collapsible hangers of the present invention allow the cables to fall to the floor when tension, pressure, and/or weight is applied to the hangers, either directly or indirectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Boone Supply Company
    Inventor: William Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7748677
    Abstract: A compressed gas cylinder hanger having resiliently flexible engagement with the neck of the compressed gas cylinder to fix or resist rotation of the compressed gas cylinder hanger about neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Eric Alexus Neckel
  • Patent number: 7726619
    Abstract: A wall hook includes an inserting head defining a rotational axis, and a levering handle. The inserting head has a front penetrating tip adapted for rotatably inserting into a wall surface of the wall and a rear fulcrum end rearwardly extended from the penetrating tip along the rotational axis. The levering handle has a transverse arm integrally and transversely extended from the fulcrum end of the inserting head to substantially prolong a torque distance along the transverse arm with respect to the rotational axis, and a controlling arm integrally extended from the transverse arm in such a manner that when the levering handle is rotated, the inserting head is driven to rotate for rotatably penetrating into the wall so as to minimize a torque required to directly apply at the inserting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Hsiung Lien
  • Publication number: 20100123063
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bracket for mounting a container to a slotwall. The bracket comprises a base connected with a wire frame having an upper and lower element. The lower element provides support for the bottom of the container and the upper element may act as a lateral stop for the container. According to another embodiment of the invention, the wire frame may be rotatably coupled with the base such that the orientation of the wire frame relative to a vertical axis may be selectively adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric F. Bauchet, Gil A. Gaska, Travis M. Perkins, Michael J. Scherzer
  • Patent number: 7690612
    Abstract: A one-piece slip-on accessory hanger includes an engaging and support portion, an extension portion, and an end portion, all of which are formed of a single length of an elongated rod member. The accessory hanger is formed by including a plurality of spaced bends, with each bend formed at a predetermined bend location, with a predetermined bend angle, and in a predetermined bend direction. The accessory hanger is specifically structured for being slipped over and securely engaging an upper portion of a support structure such as a PVC fence, without the need for any fastening devices. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope and meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: James M. Branson
  • Patent number: 7669819
    Abstract: A hanger system adapted to be positioned in adjustable, spanning relation across an upper surface of a wall panel structure with leg members extending generally downwardly in substantially adjacent relation to outwardly projecting faces of the wall panel structure. At least one of the leg members is adapted to operatively support personal and/or business articles in hanging relation across a face of the wall panel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Steven D. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20100038506
    Abstract: A self-connector for attachment and detachment with the self connector comprising an rigid elongated member in a curved condition yet resilient with sufficient flexibility that the connectable ends of the self connector can be engaged or disengaged through flexing of the elongated member with the elongated member having sufficient resiliency to enable the connectable ends to be maintained in a connected condition when a circumferential force is applied to the self-connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, JR., James C. Keeven
  • Publication number: 20090278006
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lifting device for a display apparatus that may include a tilting unit to allow a user to easily adjust a viewing angle of the display apparatus. The lifting device may include a wire connected to the display apparatus, and at least one tilting unit to adjust a viewing angle of the display apparatus. The tilting unit may include a rotatable arm to adjust a distance between a wall and the display apparatus, and a rotation obstructer to provide the arm, which may be supported on both the wall and the display apparatus, with a force counter to a force applied by the display apparatus to the wall when no external force is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo PARK, Boo Keun YOON, Sang Hak KIM, Gi Hyun TAE, Bong Joo KIM
  • Publication number: 20090278008
    Abstract: A lifting device used to fix the display apparatus to a wall. The display apparatus can be formed in a rear surface thereof with a plurality of holes. The lifting device includes a wire having both ends coupled to any one pair of holes of the plurality of holes, and a wire hanger fixed to the wall and used to hang the wire on the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo PARK, Boo Keun YOON, Sang Hak KIM, Gi Hyun TAE, Bong Joo KIM
  • Patent number: 7579576
    Abstract: An arithmetic circuit, which is retained by each pixel in a conventional image sensor, is shared by each column. Signal processing circuits of different configurations are provided on signal transmission paths in an upward direction and a downward direction of a vertical signal line for extracting an image signal from each pixel, whereby image output processing and arithmetic processing are performed completely separately by the different circuit blocks. Thus, image quality of an actual image is improved and optimum design for arithmetic processing is made possible. Specifically, an I-V converter circuit unit, a CDS circuit unit and the like are provided on the image output side. A current mirror circuit unit, an analog memory array unit, a comparator unit, a bias circuit unit, a data latch unit, an output data bus unit and the like are provided on the arithmetic processing side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinobu Sugiyama, Shinichi Yoshimura, Ryoji Suzuki, Kazuhiro Hoshino
  • Patent number: D680291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Henry K. Shepherd