Hook Type, Stationary Mount Patents (Class 248/304)
  • Patent number: 11122924
    Abstract: A hat bracket supports hats having a bill extending from a crown. The bracket has a back plate which may have bores therethrough. The back plate connects at an upper portion to a top arm which extends forwardly and downwardly relative to the back plate. A bottom arm extends forwardly and upwardly relative to the back plate and provides a hat support, such as a whale tail, onto which a rear of the crown is supported with the bill extending upwardly and prevented from outward rotation by the top arm. Multiple brackets may be connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Staybill, LLC
    Inventor: Carl Edward Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11047525
    Abstract: A quick release equipment mount includes a support module secured to a fixture such as a wall or pipe and a number of item modules, each of which can attach to an item of equipment such as a fire extinguisher for quick release. The item modules can have two pair of vertically spaced apart hooks which engage two pair of commensurately spaced apart posts extending laterally from an elongated vertical tongue extending from the support module. The hooks are formed on a pair of rails spaced to form a groove slidingly engaged by the tongue. Item modules can have different item interfacing segments for securing in various manners to various types of equipment items while all having similar support module interfacing segments capable of quick release mounting to the support module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Roskamp, Randall Roskamp, Roger J. Malcolm
  • Patent number: 10919734
    Abstract: A self-release mechanism. The self-release mechanism includes a counter-weight, wherein the counter-weight is located on a first end of the self-release mechanism; a shaft having a top portion and a bottom portion, wherein the top portion of the shaft is coupled to the counter-weight, wherein the shaft defines a perforation, wherein the perforation is adapted to receive a cord; and a hook including a hook bend, wherein the hook is located on a second end of the self-release mechanism, wherein the hook is coupled to the bottom portion of the shaft, wherein the self-release mechanism moves to a first position when a tension is exerted on the self-release mechanism due to gravity caused by coupling of the hook to a payload via the hook bend, wherein the self-release mechanism moves to a second position when the exerted tension is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Flytrex Aviation Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnik, Yoav Dori
  • Patent number: 10807693
    Abstract: Air stair support systems, stair support cable assemblies, and hooks are disclosed herein. A stair support system includes, but is not limited to, an aircraft fuselage, a door seal, a stair door, and a stair support cable assembly. The aircraft fuselage defines a door frame and a stair hook receptacle. The stair door has a retracted position within the door frame and an extended position that forms an entry/exit stairway. The stair support cable assembly includes a cable and two hooks. The first hook includes a curved end portion configured to hook onto the stair hook receptacle, a cable end portion secured to the cable, and an intermediate portion having first and second intermediate legs that extend the intermediate portion away from the door seal when installed on the door frame and the stair door. The second hook is configured to hook on the stair door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Harp, Quent Mikeal
  • Patent number: 10793077
    Abstract: A carabiner-style hook is provided for managing cargo. The hook includes a body having a first resilient section, a second section and a gate defined between the first resilient section and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Diego Fabricio Villacres Mesias, Humberto Memetla Martinez, Joaquín Andrés Araya Salinas
  • Patent number: 10787846
    Abstract: A hinge assembly and a method of additively manufacturing the same are provided. The hinge assembly includes a hub defining a body and a first mounting arm and a second mounting arm each projecting from the body. The first mounting arm and the second mounting arm are spaced from one another and define a hinge axis. The hinge assembly also includes a rotatable member or vane rotatably coupled with the hub and positioned between the first mounting arm and the second mounting arm. The rotatable member defines a vane hinge member or hinge member having a first nesting feature shaped complementary to a portion the first mounting arm and a second nesting feature shaped complementary to a portion of the second mounting arm of the hub to nest the hinge member between the first mounting arm and the second mounting arm. The hub and the rotatable member are simultaneously additively manufactured as distinct, but inseparable monolithic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Robert Notarnicola, Stephen Joseph Waymeyer
  • Patent number: 10612624
    Abstract: A dual side-hook structure is a hook unit with four hooks. The hook unit includes a first positioning hooks on an upper end of the hook unit and a first hanging hooks on a lower end of the hook unit. Edges of the first positioning hooks and the first hanging hooks include abutting devices to prevent the rope from sliding out of the hook unit. The hook unit is positioned on a vertical rope by using the first hanging hooks horizontally. The first positioning hooks and the first hanging hooks are used interchangeably. The entire hook unit is used flexibly and versatilely without limitation in space especially in wild field, outdoor area or camping ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Zhengxian Chen
  • Patent number: 10464806
    Abstract: A portable saddle rack is provided for improved mobility, set up, storage and transportation features in order to efficiently anchor, receive, secure, and transport saddles, blankets and bridles of many types in a multitude of environments and destinations. The saddle rack preferably includes a bridal hook, a saddle support, a blanket support and adjustable blanket tensioner, and a plurality of hooks configured to removeably latch onto a horizontal structure such as a horse trailer. Embodiments also preferably include a retention line operatively connected to a vertical retention member, where the retention line is adapted to enwrap a portion of a saddle horn when placed upon the saddle rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kyle Shackleford
  • Patent number: 10337668
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for storing large items, such as ladders, off of the ground and on a wall structure. The bracket can store up to three ladders or similar items using a pair of mounting prongs forming a Y-bracket, and a pair of mounting hooks which can receive bungee cords for stretching and connecting around ladder rungs. The bracket can mount to a wall structure by inserting mounting screws through a pair of mounting holes and drilling the mounting screws into the wall or a wall stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mark S. Zarantonello
  • Patent number: 10307022
    Abstract: A hook with two curved portions collectively forming an openable pressure surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Leigh Cole
  • Patent number: 10302247
    Abstract: A back plate assembly for home hardware is provided with a base and an attachment. The base includes at least one mount aperture and is adapted to be mounted to a support surface. The base defines a receptacle, a through-hole, a pair of grooves disposed at an outer edge of the through-hole, and a pair of ledges offset from an inner edge of the through-hole. The attachment includes a lock member with a pair of lock features and a connector member sized for insertion between the pair of ledges when the attachment is oriented in a first radial position. Each of the pair of lock features is positioned on the attachment for insertion within one of the grooves and the connector member is sized to rest upon the ledges when the connector member extends through the through-hole and the attachment is rotated to a second radial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Earl David Forrest, Neil Thomas Edwards, James Leroy Daniels
  • Patent number: 10213597
    Abstract: A cochlear implant electrode arrangement is described that prevents post-surgical retraction of the electrode array from the cochlea. The arrangement includes an electrode lead that carries cochlear stimulation signals from an implanted signal processor, through an oval shaped posterior tympanotomy opening in the facial recess of a patient, to an electrode array implanted in a cochlea of the patient. A retraction limiter slides over the electrode lead through the posterior tympanotomy with projection arms aligned along the long diameter of the posterior tympanotomy, then is rotated to align the projection arms along the short diameter of the posterior tympanotomy, and secured to the electrode lead so that the projection arms prevent post-surgical retraction of the electrode lead back through the posterior tympanotomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Lenarz, Claude Jolly, Anandhan Dhanasingh, Daniel Sieber, Andreas Harnisch
  • Patent number: 10124702
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a juvenile seat and a child-restraint harness coupled to the juvenile seat. The child-restraint harness includes a crotch belt having a buckle and two shoulder belts that can be linked to the buckle to restrain a child sitting on the juvenile seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean R. Denbo, Mei-Hui Lin, Kyle M. Franke
  • Patent number: 10067458
    Abstract: A wire holding structure includes a wire holding member and a support member. The wire holding member is formed from an elastic sheet member, includes a holding piece that can be bent in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the sheet member and is formed by forming a curved cut or a bent cut, and is configured such that a wire can be held in a gap that is formed when the holding piece is bent. The support member constitutes a part of a plate-like frame that constitutes a housing of an image forming apparatus. The support member includes a stepped portion and supports the wire holding member on an upper stage surface of the stepped portion in a state where the cut of the holding piece is oriented toward an edge of the upper stage surface, and a tip of the holding piece projects over the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoya Hotani
  • Patent number: 10001350
    Abstract: Shooting target assemblies have a post element having spaced-apart upper first and second protrusions defining an elongated target receptacle slot, the target receptacle slot having a closed lower end and an open upper end, a target plate having a main portion and an elongated stem portion extending from the main portion, the stem portion having parallel stem legs spaced apart to define a stem slot, a bridge portion connected between the stem legs away from the main portion and defining a lower end of the stem slot, the stem slot of the target plate being adapted to closely receive one of the first and second protrusions of the post element, and the target receptacle slot of the post element being adapted to closely receive the bridge portion of the target plate. The target receptacle slot may have a slot width adapted to closely receive the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Leroy Gene Pearcey
  • Patent number: 9927214
    Abstract: There is provided a target attachment system for attaching a target having an opening therethrough. The target attachment system comprises a support comprising a holding member and a releasable target attachment element. The releasable target attachment element comprises an elongated engagement member and an abutment surface. The elongated engagement member is adapted to be inserted through the target opening and to be releasably fixed to the holding member. The abutment surface is adapted to abut the target towards the support once the engagement member is releasably fixed to the holding member. The proposed system does not have exposed mounting brackets or exposed bolts that may redirect bullet splatter in all directions which is dangerous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Etienne Côté, Alexandre Côté
  • Patent number: 9736992
    Abstract: The floral support device for a tombstone is adapted for use with a tombstone. The floral support device for a tombstone is adapted for use with a floral arrangement. The floral support device for a tombstone mounts directly on the tombstone. The floral arrangement is hung from the floral support device for a tombstone. The floral support device for a tombstone comprises a C clamp and a hook. The hook is attached to the C clamp. The C clamp attaches to the tombstone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: David Barry
  • Patent number: 9622600
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging an article from a door. In one aspect, the apparatus can include a mounting system that can be used to hang a mirror, piece of art, or other article from a door without the need for a screw driver or any other tools. The mounting system may include one or more elongate members that are hung from a top edge of the door and that include mounting elements that mount to separate mounting elements that are secured to the article. The mounting may be achieved via one or more of relative rotation of the elongate members and the article and relative horizontal translation of the elongate members and the article. The inventive apparatus may permit multiple hanging heights for individualized optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew S. Kressin, Michael Lee Pyle
  • Patent number: 9625088
    Abstract: A hook hanger includes a mounting member, a hook member and a spring member connected between a first connection portion of the mounting member and a second locating portion of the hook member such that the base of the mounting member and the narched hook body of the hook member define therebetween a contained angle after installation of the mounting member in a sports bag; the hook member is forced by the torsional force of the spring member to stop against the outer wall of the sports bag; the hook member can be flexibly biased in direction away from the sports bag for the hanging of an umbrella, towel or any other item and then automatically pressed by the hook member against the sports bag subject to the effect of the torsional force of the spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Patent number: 9447914
    Abstract: A hanger for hanging an object from a generally vertical support rod includes a hanger body, a first set of one or more hooks on the hanger body defining a first hook-defined recess, and a second set of one or more hooks on the hanger body defining a second hook-defined recess. The first and second hook-defined recesses have different transverse dimensions for receiving support rods having respective first and second different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Bruce Alan Neace
  • Publication number: 20150129732
    Abstract: A utility hook supports free-standing objects. The hook includes an arm member having two ends with one end connecting to an open-ended catch and the other end connecting to a shoulder member. A hook member is connected to the arm member via the shoulder member. A band engages with the open-ended catch and has a thickness. The arm member and the hook member are substantially parallel. The open-ended catch has a securing gap disposed between that and the back of the arm member. The securing gap having a distance smaller than that of the thickness of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas Propersi
  • Patent number: 9022371
    Abstract: Kit of improved accessories suitable for automated storage structures (20) comprising an automatic clamping system adapted to lock in position workpieces stored during transport on a truck, plant conveyor or any other vehicle and supporting elements (11) for the workpieces stored each formed by bending of iron wire according to the workpiece profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ferrinox Automotive SRO
    Inventor: Maria Rosaria Seghezzi
  • Patent number: 9022336
    Abstract: Switch plate adapters comprising a body, at least one aperture and at least one hook for permanent or temporary attachment to existing switch plate covers are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Chi Huynh
  • Publication number: 20150083878
    Abstract: A wall fastening is disclosed for a hollow wall, which includes a first section forming a hook configured to remain in front of the hollow wall and a second section which extends through a bore in the hollow wall and configured to fasten behind the hollow wall. The second section is bent, after insertion, in a final installation position, such that a tip at an end of a final section of the second section presses against a rear side of the hollow wall at a lateral distance, with a definable radius, from the bore in the hollow wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Lars HAMPEL, Karsten Daniels, Manfred Just, Stefan Simon
  • Patent number: 8979052
    Abstract: The external material clamp comprises the fixed plate fixed to the foundation of the wall of the building, the horizontal plate extending forwardly from the center of the fixed plate, the upper support plate projected upwardly from the front end of the horizontal plate to support the upper side external wall with engagement, the lower support plate supporting the upper end of the external material 50 in the lower side with engagement, and the receiving plate at least a part of which is located above the horizontal plate to contact with the external material in the upper side with receiving a part of the load thereof. With this configuration, the load of the upper side external material is shared by the lower side external material and the receiving plate of the external material clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kmew Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Uota, Kouichi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 8960707
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tow adapter for coupling a device to be towed to a towing vehicle. The tow adapter includes a bracket adapted to be attached to the towing vehicle, a loop suitable to support a tether to enable the towing vehicle to tow the device to be towed, the loop having a first end and a second end portion each mounted to the bracket about a pivot such that the loop pivots relative to the bracket, the bracket including stops extending outwardly there from which limit an extent of travel of the loop about the pivot when the loop makes contact with the stops, and a hook mounted to the bracket and at least a portion of the hook capable of being disposed centrally within the loop. The tether may be threaded through the loop and attached to the hook to enable the towing vehicle to tow the device to be towed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Amanda Belt-Bolt Company
    Inventors: Michael Hood, Robert Gruschow, Wes Holmes
  • Publication number: 20150013754
    Abstract: A solar cell module mounting structure of the present invention includes a beam 4 that is disposed along an end of a solar cell module 5. The beam 4 has a first base portion 4d on which the end of the solar cell module 5 is placed, a standing portion 4a that stands with respect to the first base portion 4d, and a first hook portion 4b that is bent at an upper end of the standing portion 4a and engages with the end of the solar cell module 5. A first recess 4i that extends along a longitudinal direction of the beam 4 is formed in a part on an upper surface of the first base portion 4d that is separated from the standing portion 4a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Tsuguharu Yakushiji, Tetsuya Oshikawa
  • Patent number: 8919706
    Abstract: A gas distribution mounting bracket for gas grills that simultaneously secures a gas distribution manifold to the fire box and support frame of the gas grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Inventors: J. Michael Alden, Paul Robert Behnke
  • Patent number: 8919712
    Abstract: A sucker assembly includes a sucker (10), a pull bar (13) secured on the sucker, a pressing seat (30) mounted on the pull bar and encompassing the sucker, a control handle (40) pivotally mounted on the pressing seat, and a pivot shaft (45) extending through the control handle, the pressing seat and the pull bar. The sucker includes a first layer (11) and a second layer (12). Thus, when the sucker is placed on a rough surface, the first layer of the sucker can be deformed elastically to fill the corrugated gaps of the rough surface, so that the first layer of the sucker is bonded onto the surface closely to prevent ambient air from entering the space between the sucker and the rough surface to keep the vacuum state of the sucker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ferro-Carbon Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lung-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20140374556
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a cross support mounted to a display structure. The cross support includes a cross bar having a plurality of holes extending through at least a top of the cross bar. The holes are spaced apart from each other across a length of the cross bar. The display fixture also includes at least one display hook having three downwardly depending mounting members. The at least display hook is mounted to the cross bar by engaging two of the three downward depending mounting members with two holes in the cross bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Erin L. Zobel, Jason W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8905093
    Abstract: A fuel pump trigger holder for holding the trigger of a fuel pump in an open position, where the fuel pump includes a handle against which the trigger is squeezed to allow fuel flow. The holder comprises a pair of prongs extending from an elongated base and ending at a pair of endpoints, wherein a top prong of the pair of prongs comprises a curved portion extending from the base and curving towards a bottom prong of the pair of prongs which extends at an incline relative to the base. The pair of prongs is configured for being disposed around the trigger and the handle for maintaining the trigger in a position corresponding to a fuel pump open position and releasing the trigger such that it returns to a closed position upon detecting a kicking motion from the fuel pump indicating a full fuel condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Neoteric Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Mitzi G. Cloud, Christopher Ginocchetti, Paul A. Kokesh, Robert G. Kokesh
  • Patent number: 8888061
    Abstract: A strap hook has a hook portion and a strap portion. The hook portion has an attachment portion adapted to attach to an object. The hook portion has a stem portion extending from the attachment portion. The stem portion has a center axis defining swivel axis. The strap portion has opposite ends with a length extending between the ends. The strap portion has a hole with the hook portion stem portion extending through the hole. The stem portion has a retainer that releasably secures the hook portion to the strap portion and permits pivoting motion of the hook portion relative to the strap portion about the swivel axis. The retainer is selectively adjustable to set the amount of projection of the stem through the strap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Straphook, LLC
    Inventor: Theodore D. Renderer
  • Publication number: 20140332649
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein relate to supporting one or more recycling bins on a garbage container. A hanger includes an elongated structural member comprising an upper portion configured to insert through a downward facing aperture defined on a garbage container proximate to a side of the garbage container, a hook extending from a lower portion of the elongated structural member, the hook configured to engage a transverse bar attached to the garbage container, and a first transverse member extending from the elongated structural member in a transverse orientation, the first transverse member configured to engage a first recycling bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Brandon M. Kersey
  • Patent number: 8851150
    Abstract: A sunshade hook assembly includes a body having a generally J-shaped hook. The hook has a first, proximal portion that merges into the body, and a second, distal portion forming an open-ended terminal end dimensioned to receive a rod of the associated sunshade. An attachment member extends from the body and includes a detent mechanism that requires a predetermined force for securing the body to an associated bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamase, Konrad P. Szwed
  • Patent number: 8840075
    Abstract: Systems, assemblies, and devices for mounting an exercise apparatus to a door. More particularly, an exercise system is mounted to opposing corners of a door and directed diagonally across a door. A bracket engages the door corner and is oriented to directed tension members of the exercise system at a diagonal across a front surface of the door. The bracket includes a door mount for coupling the bracket to four surfaces of the door. The bracket includes an exercise device mount adapted to couple to tension members, pulleys, or other exercise devices. The exercise device mount defines a mounting axis that is non-parallel and non-perpendicular relative to a top edge surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ICON IP, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20140245586
    Abstract: At least devices and methods for displaying medals suspended from ribbons on vertical surfaces. In embodiments, a holster includes a backing plate that has a front face and a rear face. The rear face can be configured to be attached to the vertical surface, such as a wall or a frame. The holster further includes two shelves attached to the front face and configured to support the ribbon. The shelves can leave a vacant space between them for the medal to be suspended therethrough, when the ribbon is supported on the shelves. Accordingly, the medal can be displayed along with the decorative ribbon being held also in substantially full view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Rohtek, LLC
    Inventor: Oscar H. Rojas
  • Patent number: 8820597
    Abstract: A garment hook assembly for use in a vehicle includes a housing, a cover slidingly coupled to the housing and having an aperture therethrough, and a garment hook pivotally mounted to the housing. The housing is mounted to a trim component having a complementary aperture therethrough such that pivoting the garment hook away from the housing exposes a passageway through the cover and trim component apertures for access to an underlying vehicle body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Huelke, Guillermo Alanis, Jeff Todd Baxter
  • Patent number: 8807509
    Abstract: The invention provides a securing device for use in securing an object to a supporting surface, and/or for restraining an object relative to a supporting surface. The securing device includes a base (20) having a loading region (28) to which a force is applied by the object. The securing device also includes a first securing member (30) and a second securing member (50) for securing the base to the supporting surface, the base (20) pivotably engaging the first securing member (30) in order for the base to be able to transmit a force to the first securing member substantially without inducing a moment about the first securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Inventeq Technologies
    Inventor: Adriaan Retief Swanepoel
  • Patent number: 8800212
    Abstract: Wall mounting assemblies and methods are disclosed. The assembly includes a bracket that has two frame members coupled at a hinge. Each frame member has a hook for engaging a recess or slot on a panel. The assembly further includes a panel that has edges that are configured to engage the edges of adjacent panels, without the need for tilting the panel to engage. Each panel has two slots for receiving the bracket. Bending the two frame members on the bracket causes the bracket's hooks to lock into the slots on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Parallax Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce A. Thrush
  • Publication number: 20140217255
    Abstract: A securing lug having a bolt and a securing ring which is connected pivotably to the bolt, as a result of which the pivoting-angle range of the securing ring is limited to less than 180°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140183305
    Abstract: A bracket includes a side plate and a retaining member. The retaining member is located on the side plate. A receiving space is defined in the retaining member for receiving a cable. The retaining member includes a bent portion and a retaining portion. The bend portion is substantially parallel to the side plate. The retaining portion is located at an end of the bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: YUN-LUNG CHEN
  • Patent number: 8764364
    Abstract: A system (100, 600, 700) for fastening objects to a wall or ceiling (120) comprises a rear, wall-anchor section (105, 607, 705) with a bore, and a front, pivotable section (110, 602, 604, 720), rigidly abutted together with no gap, aligned by a projection (135), and connected by a “living” hinge, strap, flap, lanyard or other type of connector (115). The pivotable section has a sharpened tip (112, 630, 635, 725) for penetrating the wall while the fastener is forced into the wall by a hammer or other driving tool or device, or manually by hand. The two sections of the fastener have a tapered, elliptical cross-section (111) which both prevents rotation of the fastener and locally reduces load-responsive pressure in the wallboard. To install, the axes of the wall-anchor and pivotable sections of the fastener are first aligned. The fastener is forced into the wall one of the above means. Then a pin (140) is manually inserted into the bore of the wall-anchor section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Brown, Gregory A. M. Brown
  • Patent number: 8757570
    Abstract: A substrate-mountable holder system, comprising a base having a hook, a first front surface and a second front surface with a groove therebetween, wherein the groove includes a rearward facing face having a step. The system also includes a second portion for operatively engaging the first portion, the second portion including a tongue component positionable within the groove, wherein the tongue component includes a forward facing face having a step. The base also may include at least one notch extending inward from the rear surface, the notch having a first surface at a first depth relative to a rear surface of the base and a second surface at a second, deeper depth relative to the rear surface, and the cover may have at least one ear for releasably engaging the at least one notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, John P. Grimm, Mark E. Gonciarz
  • Patent number: 8714500
    Abstract: There is disclosed an improved support bracket for mounting a clutch of a roller blind. The clutch of roller blind used with this improved bracket is the type having at least one projecting pin. The support bracket includes a bracket housing having a flat wall with at least one aperture configured to receive the projecting pin such that the pin passes through the aperture and extends past the flat wall. The aperture is configured to permit the pin to slide up and down inside the aperture between a first and second position when the pin is positioned in the aperture. The bracket also includes a spring lock member mounted to the flat wall adjacent the aperture, the spring lock positioned to partially obstruct the aperture. The spring lock member is configured such that when the pin is inserted into the aperture the spring lock is deflected out of the way to permit the pin to be inserted into the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Philip Ng, Norman Wills
  • Patent number: 8702050
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting and hanging purses, handbags, jackets and the like from the edge of a table, desk or other elevated platform. A support hook is pivotally coupled within a housing into which the support hook may be stored. The housing comprises first and second planar panels in parallel, spaced relation to each other and is adapted to be positioned upon the top of the table, desk or surface adjacent the edge thereof. The planar panels are secured in parallel spaced relation to one another by at least a single interior wall. The support hook is pivotally coupled to a pivot block in a manner which permits it to be moved in planes both perpendicular and parallel to the housing panels. When not in use, the support hook may be positioned for storage between the planar panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Laurie Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140097566
    Abstract: The present invention provides cutting board assemblies for food preparation. The devices of the invention can be used for cutting food, storing food, and transport cut food items. The devices of the invention include removable food containment trays with lids. The devices of the invention can also include at least one storage drawer for knives or food. Also provided are cutting board holders and space saver for being mounted under a kitchen cabinet, on walls, or on pantry doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Daliana Rivera
  • Patent number: 8662463
    Abstract: A temporary bracket includes a mounting bracket, an absorbing dish, and a placing member. The mounting bracket includes a mounting body. A mounting opening is defined in the mounting body. The mounting opening includes a wide part and a narrow part communicating with the wide part. The absorbing dish includes a suction cup for sucking a surface, a neck portion extending from the suction cup, and a securing portion extending from the neck portion. The neck portion is disposed in the narrow part. The securing portion is used for extending into the wide part and moves to the narrow part to enable the neck portion to be disposed in the narrow part. The placing member is secured to the mounting bracket for supporting an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Chuan-Kai Chang, Tsung-Te Tai
  • Patent number: 8616385
    Abstract: The present invention features a dugout organization system for baseball or softball equipment for use by a participant in a dugout. The system features a generally planar chain link fence panel located in an erect position having a plurality of formed chain link fence wires intertwined to form a mesh chain link fence surface. The system features a base member having a top attachment tongue that projects out and away from a base posterior surface. The top attachment tongue features a top attachment tongue first groove located on a top attachment tongue first side and a top attachment tongue second groove located on an opposing top attachment tongue second side. The base member flares from the top attachment tongue forming a first side shoulder on a base first side and a second side shoulder on a base second side and then tapers approaching a base bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: John Doran
  • Patent number: 8616512
    Abstract: A cable support has a body formed from a strap of self-supporting material, with a hook portion having a free end and an opposite attachment end. A stem is formed by the attachment end and includes an end segment movable relative to a main segment between a first, linearly-aligned position, and a second, normally-oriented position for facilitating selective mounting of the support on vertical and horizontal substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Justin C. McMath, Asim Siddiqui, Anthony Caringella, Tom Colangelo