Suspended Supports Patents (Class 248/317)
  • Patent number: 11304503
    Abstract: A tool attachment system is provided. The tool attachment system includes a tool attachment device and a receiver that cooperate to lock or secure, for example, a bag or pouch. When the tool attachment device is coupled to the receiver, a locking mechanism locks the tool attachment device to the receiver in a locked position. To remove the tool attachment device, a user applies a force to a button to cause the tool attachment device to disengage from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron S. Blumenthal, Jason D. Thurner, Christopher S. Hoppe
  • Patent number: 11221024
    Abstract: A ceiling fan brace includes a brace having a first segment and a second segment moveable relative to the first segment. A case is removably coupled to the brace. The case has a lower wall, an opening positioned opposite the lower wall, an inner wall extending from the lower wall away from the opening, and an internal cavity at least partially defined by the inner wall. The internal cavity is sized to receive at least one electrical conductor. A passage extends adjacent to the inner wall to receive the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 11192760
    Abstract: An assembly for rotating a workpiece including a locking side pull hoist ring removably attachable to a side surface of the workpiece. The locking side pull hoist ring comprises a load bearing structure, a rotation mechanism attached to the side surface of the workpiece that rotates about a rotation axis extending through the rotation mechanism, a locking mechanism configured to transition between a locked state and an unlocked state, and a support member connecting the load bearing structure and the rotation mechanism. The support member rotatably supports the rotation mechanism for rotation about the rotation axis and rotatably supports the load bearing structure for rotation about a second axis. In the locked state, the locking mechanism prevents rotation of the rotation mechanism by securing the rotation mechanism to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Irfan Nadiadi, John Monson
  • Patent number: 11147362
    Abstract: A retention device includes a body having a channel disposed in the body, the channel including a substantially linear axis and having at least one arcuate-shaped cross section beginning at a first distal end of the channel. A receiving socket is disposed in the body at a second distal end of the channel, the receiving socket including at least one recessed spherical-shaped section. A continuous slot extends through the body to the channel and defining a substantially linear section from the first distal end of the channel along the substantially linear axis of the channel to the second distal end of the channel. The continuous slot extends through the body to the receiving socket and defines a substantially 90-degree arcuate section from a first point orthogonal to the substantially linear axis at the second distal end of the channel to a second point on the substantially linear axis of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SPIDER GEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Shai Eynav
  • Patent number: 11092298
    Abstract: A ceiling suspension, including a first member, including physical and electrical connectors for being physically and electrically fixed to the ceiling, a second member, including physical and electrical connectors, for being physically and electrically connected to an electrical appliance, where the first and second members include complementary electrical connectors, being configured for electrically connecting one another upon completing horizontal sliding of the second member in relation to the first member being fixed to the ceiling, and where the first and second members include complementary physical connectors, being configured for supporting the second member by the first member upon completing the horizontal sliding of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Shimshon Barak
  • Patent number: 11066830
    Abstract: A deck framing system includes a perimeter support member that has a joist support wall and a web wall extending perpendicularly from the joist support wall. Each of a plurality of joist support brackets comprising an attachment portion configured to be attached to the web wall of the perimeter support member and a joist support portion. The joist support portion includes a pair of opposed lateral walls with each lateral wall configured to be attached to a corresponding lateral wall of a joist supported by the joist support wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fortress Iron, LP
    Inventors: Kevin T. Burt, Matthew Carlyle Sherstad, Kevin B. Flatt, Aaron Jesiolowski, Geoff T. Luczycki
  • Patent number: 11034496
    Abstract: A hanging tag for tools includes a main body and a set of stopping members provided on the front side of the main body. The main body includes a vertical plate and two side plates. Each of the side plates forms a stopper, and the set of stopping members includes a middle plate, two connecting plates and two baffles. The middle plate is opposite to the vertical plate, and a tool is arranged between the vertical and middle plates, and each of the connecting plates is elastically hooked with each of the side plates. Each of the baffles is opposite to the outside of each of the connecting plates. The hanging tag can avoid theft of the tool. After removing the tool from the hanging tag, the tool can be set back again by using the hanging tag, thereby improving the convenience of storing the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10984627
    Abstract: An overhead display configured to be mounted over one or more electronic gaming machines includes a plurality of display segments, where each display segment of the plurality of display segments is configured to mate with at least one other display segment. Each display segment includes an inner display panel, and an outer display panel, where the outer display panel is spaced apart from and outward of the inner display panel. Each display segment may further mate with one or more other display segments to form the overhead display in a variety of shapes, such as a ring or circular shape, an oval shape, a triangular shape, a rectangular shape, or a square shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Reginna Eatman, Rena M. Schoonmaker
  • Patent number: 10961704
    Abstract: A connection between supporting and supported structural members, particularly between curtain walls and interior support structures, wherein the connector is a member having first portion and a second portion joined at a junction and the second portion is formed with a plurality of elongated slots and the connector rides in a track attached to the first structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Randall Daudet
  • Patent number: 10867530
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a display or sign includes an elongated channel having magnets that are affixed to a ceiling grid and mounting hooks or the like to suspend the sign or display from the channel. The channel includes high friction strips on a neck for engagement by a pole end gripper on a pole for mounting the channel on the ceiling while the user stands on the floor. End caps may be mounted on the channel. Mounting plates may be affixed to the ceiling or wall for magnetically engaging the channel. A wall mount channel includes an offset neck for gripping by the pole end gripper. A magnetic clip including a string for suspending a display may be mounted with the pole end gripper. An embodiment of the channel includes hooks for engaging an open girder ceiling, horizontal member, or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: K-International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. White
  • Patent number: 10853018
    Abstract: A multi-display apparatus including a main frame, a plurality of display modules arranged on the main frame, and a sub-frame coupled to each of the plurality of display modules. The sub-frame includes a rail portion and a hinge portion hingedly-coupled to the main frame. Each of the plurality of display modules includes a display panel, a back cover coupled to a rear surface of the display panel, and a movement guide fixed to the back cover and coupled to the rail portion a sliding manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongjoon Kim, DuckSu Kim
  • Patent number: 10753384
    Abstract: A suction cup is provided, including: a suction member, a first check valve and a second check valve. The suction member includes a seat body, a control member movably disposed on the seat body, a first flow channel and a second flow channel. The seat body includes a seat portion and a cup portion which is elastically deformable and disposed on the seat portion. The seat body has a first gas chamber, and a second gas chamber is defined between the control member and the seat body. The first flow channel is communicated with first gas chamber and the second gas chamber. The first check valve is disposed within the first flow channel and openably closes the first flow channel. The second check valve is disposed within the second flow channel, openably closes the second flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TEN SHENG ASSORTED HOUSEWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsung-Chih Chang, Yuan-Po Chang
  • Patent number: 10619765
    Abstract: Provided herein is a fire sprinkler support assembly for use with a fire suppression device. The fire sprinkler support assembly can comprise a bracket bar; and a bracket assembly coupled to at least one end of the bracket bar, the bracket assembly including: a first plate oriented substantially perpendicular to the bracket bar, the first plate having a first end coupled to the bracket bar and a second end; a second plate actionable relative to the first plate, the second plate having first and second ends, wherein the first end of the second plate extends through a first opening in the first plate; and a fastener coupling the first plate to the second plate, the fastener extending through corresponding fastener openings in the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventors: Odair Dafonseca, Joseph Beagen
  • Patent number: 10619808
    Abstract: Apparatus, method and system of lighting device including a lighting apparatus and a shade cover removably mounted to the lighting apparatus. The system comprises a light-emitting diode flat-panel ceiling light having a base frame, at least one light-emitting diode, and a light guide panel; and a shade cover. The base frame includes a quick-connect adapter through which the shade cover is removably mounted to the base frame without changing the light-emitting diode flat-panel ceiling light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Good Earth Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Serak, Brian A. Calderon
  • Patent number: 10590570
    Abstract: A woven fabric that is advantageously used for sportswear, and has a high tear strength, maintains a low air-permeability, and has a good abrasion resistance while the fabric is lightweight and thin. The woven fabric comprises a synthetic multifilament comprising a modified monofilament having a filament transverse cross-section of a substantially quadrilateral shape, wherein: the synthetic multifilament has a total fineness 5 to 60 dtex; the modified monofilament has a single yarn fineness of 1.0 to 7.5 dtex; the woven fabric includes the synthetic multifilament in an amount of 45% or more by mass relative to 100% by mass of the woven fabric; and an average contact length where the modified monofilament touches a modified monofilament adjacent thereto is 8 to 40 ?m on a cross-section in a direction perpendicular to the synthetic multifilament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO STC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Tone, Hideki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10561873
    Abstract: A fire sprinkler support assembly is provided. In some approaches, the fire sprinkler support assembly may include a bracket bar extending transverse to a beam, and a bracket assembly coupled to the bracket bar. The bracket assembly may include an upper wall and a set of plates extending from the upper wall, wherein the set of plates have a first end coupled to the bracket bar. An interior angle between the set of plates and the bracket bar is less than 90 degrees (e.g., 80-85°). The bracket assembly may further include a seating frame extending from a second end of the set of plates, the seating frame including a first member and a second member disposed on opposite sides of the beam. The fire sprinkler support assembly may further include a fastener extending through an opening of the upper wall to couple the set of plates to the bracket bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Beagen, Odair Dafonseca, William Tyler Howe
  • Patent number: 10533703
    Abstract: An example mounting system for attaching an electronic device, such as a wireless access point, to a structure, such as a drop ceiling rail. The mounting system includes a bracket assembly and a device brace. The bracket assembly includes a first bracket and a second bracket that are separate from one another, each including a bottom flange and a top flange that forms a groove, the first bracket including a retention clip. The device brace is attachable to the electronic device and includes two grooves. The mounting system is tool-lessly attachable to the rail by: sliding the grooves of the first and second brackets onto flanges of the rail, sliding the second bracket into engagement with the retention clip such that the retention clip holds the first and second brackets together on the rail, and sliding the grooves of the device brace onto the bottom flanges of the first and second brackets such that the bracket assembly supports the device brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Tri Luong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10487500
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clip and method of mounting a furring channel to a load bearing member of a drywall grid system. The load bearing member includes an elongated web having an enlarged upper portion and a lower portion from which a pair of coplanar flanges projecting outward. The clip includes a bottom wall and an end wall from which two hanger hooks project upward. Each hanger hook includes a folded over portion configured to snap-fit and entrap a portion of the enlarged upper portion of the load bearing member, with the bottom wall being disposed on one of flanges of the load bearing member. A second clip is mounted on the load bearing member in a similar manner so that its bottom wall is disposed on the other of the flanges of the load bearing member, and with the hanger hooks of the two clips being interposed. A respective furring channel is mounted on each of the clip to be supported thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon C. Winn, Ken Huber
  • Patent number: 10463916
    Abstract: A larger active camming device including a plurality of opposed camming lobes, a cam head, a retraction system, and a connection system. The cam head includes a stem end and two parallel axles coupled to the stem end. The retraction system is a unique system comprised of a trigger, flexible trigger wires, control horns, and torsion springs. The control horns couple the trigger to the camming lobes and are configured to reduce buckling and allow greater camming range. The retraction system can also include a retraction locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is used to store the cam in a retracted and locked position until it is needed by the climber. When needed, the climber can easily unlock and extend the camming lobes with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Erick Matthew Davidson
  • Patent number: 10443823
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting a light fixture comprises a plurality of anchor structures attachable to a ceiling at designated locations thereon to form an anchor array to be patterned so as to be complementary with a target location array of a plurality of target locations on the light fixture. A plurality of elongate flexible structures is provided according to the anchor array, each configured to extend from a corresponding anchor structure so as to be orientable to align with a corresponding target location in the target location array when the target location array is unaligned with the anchor array. A plurality of retainers is provided according to the anchor array, each configured to be positionable at a distal location on the corresponding elongate flexible structure, thereby to suspend the light fixture below the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Béland, Jamie Katz, Andrew Miles, Howard Yaphe
  • Patent number: 10398058
    Abstract: An assembly for suspending an electronic display between a first structure located above the electronic display and a second structure located below the electronic display includes a housing for the electronic display. A plurality of elongate members each extend through the housing and are configured to extend from the first structure to the second structure. A substantially sealed compartment for circulating gas is positioned within the housing. A channel extends through the housing, is in thermal communication with the substantially sealed compartment, and is configured to receive ambient air. Clamps are provided which are each sized to accept one of the elongate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcos Diaz
  • Patent number: 10287772
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clip and method of mounting a furring channel to a load bearing member of a drywall grid system. The load bearing member includes an elongated web having an enlarged upper portion and a lower portion from which a pair of coplanar flanges projecting outward. The clip includes a bottom wall and an end wall from which two hanger hooks project upward. Each hanger hook includes a folded over portion configured to snap-fit and entrap a portion of the enlarged upper portion of the load bearing member, with the bottom wall being disposed on one of flanges of the load bearing member. A second clip is mounted on the load bearing member in a similar manner so that its bottom wall is disposed on the other of the flanges of the load bearing member, and with the hanger hooks of the two clips being interposed. A respective furring channel is mounted on each of the clip to be supported thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Brandon C. Winn
  • Patent number: 10269271
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a display or sign to a ceiling, wall or window frame includes an elongated channel having magnets that are affixed to a ceiling grid and mounting hooks or the like to suspend the sign or display from the channel. The channel includes high friction strips on a neck for engagement by a pole end gripper on a pole for mounting the channel on the ceiling while the user stands on the floor. End caps may be mounted on the channel. Mounting plates may be affixed to the ceiling or wall for magnetically engaging the channel. A wall mount channel includes an offset neck for gripping by the pole end gripper. A magnetic clip including a string for suspending a display may be mounted with the pole end gripper. An embodiment of the channel includes hooks for engaging an open girder ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: K-International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. White
  • Patent number: 10241167
    Abstract: A tensioning apparatus for supporting a low-temperature apparatus in a vacuum vessel of a superconducting magnet of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, has a main body that has a fixed end for fixing the main body, and a free end, a locating piece, situated between the fixed end and the free end; and an adjusting piece having a supporting part, supported between the free end and the locating piece, and an operating part, connected to the supporting part, and operable for adjusting the length of the supporting part in the direction of extension of the main body and thereby tensioning the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Edward Wedderburn Kershaw, Nicholas Mann, Bu Qing Zhang, Shao Kun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10221990
    Abstract: A system of mitigating force in a mechanical system, the system comprising a frame member, a first rail connected to the frame member, a second rail connected to the frame member and extending along the frame member in parallel to the first rail, an assembly movably engaging the first and second rails, and a first bracket located between the first and second rails, with at least one first bracket attachment secured to the frame member, the first bracket sharing an upper edge with a lower edge of the first rail, such that a downward force applied on the first rail is distributed to the first bracket and the frame member via the at least one first bracket attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Dongliang Yang, Matthew G. Good, Leung M. Shiu
  • Patent number: 10196816
    Abstract: A ceiling system including: a ceiling structure suspended in an interior space. The ceiling structure includes: a perimeter frame defining a central opening, the perimeter frame comprising a fabric gripping member; a support grid comprising a plurality of intersecting struts defining a plurality of grid openings, the support grid disposed within the central opening and coupled to the perimeter frame; a plurality of acoustic ceiling panels, each of the acoustic ceiling panels mounted to the support grid and disposed in one of the grid openings; and a tensioned fabric sheet having a perimeter portion that is engaged by the fabric gripping member of the perimeter frame, the tensioned fabric sheet located below the acoustic ceiling panels and covering the central opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Todd M. Bergman
  • Patent number: 10174892
    Abstract: The present invention shows a system for hanging lights and cable hooks from an I-beam overhead girder in a construction site for the purpose of getting lights and cables off the floor in order to meet construction regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan E. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10145104
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clip and method of mounting a furring channel to a load bearing member of a drywall grid system. The load bearing member includes an elongated web having an enlarged upper portion and a lower portion from which a pair of coplanar flanges projecting outward. The clip includes a bottom wall and an end wall from which two hanger hooks project upward. Each hanger hook includes a folded over portion configured to snap-fit and entrap a portion of the enlarged upper portion of the load bearing member, with the bottom wall being disposed on one of flanges of the load bearing member. A second clip is mounted on the load bearing member in a similar manner so that its bottom wall is disposed on the other of the flanges of the load bearing member, and with the hanger hooks of the two clips being interposed. A respective furring channel is mounted on each of the clip to be supported thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Brandon C. Winn
  • Patent number: 10143892
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to an improved camming stem system including a head member, a plurality of cam lobes, a connection system, and a retraction system. The cam lobes may be selectively rotatable between an extended state and a retracted state with respect to at least one axle of the head member. The connection system may create an elongated, substantially rigid region by intercoupling the head member with a loop. The connection system includes a cord continuously wrapped around the head member and loop. The continuous configuration of the cord around both the head member and the loop creates the necessary minimum tensile strength for operation of the camming system. The cord may be wrapped around a rivet or one or more axles of the head member. Independent regions of the cord may be spliced together to form the continuous configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Baker, Pete Gompert, Bill Belcourt
  • Patent number: 10143106
    Abstract: An electronic display assembly for suspending an electronic display from one or more elongate members is disclosed. A closed loop of circulating fluid, such as air, may be placed within a sealed electronics compartment. An open loop channel may permit fluid, such as ambient air, to pass through the assembly via a channel defined by the space between the back pan and the electronic display. A pair of passageways preferably extend vertically along the assembly and are configured to accommodate the passage of an elongate member. Clamps may be utilized within these passageways to secure the assembly to the elongate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcos Diaz
  • Patent number: 10077868
    Abstract: Devices for mounting objects on space frame truss or other structural members are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Entertainment Structural Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. A. Chouinard
  • Patent number: 9868006
    Abstract: Assemblies, systems, devices, and methods for attaching a pull up and cross pull up bars to a clamp assembly which is equally clamped to both sides of a door frame above a doorway, with or without additional straps and cords supporting a suspended bar for the performance of exercises; and stand-alone racks with straps and cords supporting a suspended bar used for the performance of exercises; and existing bars or structural members with straps and cords supporting a suspended bar used for the performance of exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Chris Epler
  • Fan
    Patent number: 9797411
    Abstract: A ceiling fan includes an annular nozzle having an inner wall, an outer wall extending about the inner wall, an air inlet for receiving an air flow, an air outlet for emitting the air flow, and an interior passage located between the inner and outer wall for conveying the air flow to the air outlet. The inner wall defines a bore through which air from outside the nozzle is drawn by the air flow emitted from the air outlet. A support assembly supports the nozzle on a ceiling and includes a ceiling mount for mounting the ceiling fan on a ceiling, an arm having a first end connected to the ceiling mount, and a body connected to a second end of the arm and the annular nozzle. The body is pivotable relative to the arm about a pivot axis to move the annular nozzle between a raised and lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Dyson, Neil Andrew Stewart, Rodney James Brown
  • Patent number: 9686874
    Abstract: Provided is a display device that includes a middle cabinet in which two display panels of which two rear sides are leaning on each other are safely held, and an incision is formed in at least a portion of a rim of the middle cabinet; a back cover is interposed between the two display panels and has an extension portion that is inserted through the incision and extends to an outside, and a fixing member in which control printed circuit boards that are coupled to the extension portion of the back cover and are connected to the two display panels respectively are embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongjoon Jeon, SeokHyo Cho
  • Patent number: 9625064
    Abstract: A pipe comprises a pipe wall formed of a composite material of at a matrix and a plurality of reinforcing fibers embedded within the matrix, wherein at least one circumferential segment of the pipe wall comprises or defines a local variation in construction to provide a local variation in a property of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Magma Global Limited
    Inventors: Martin Peter William Jones, Charles Alexander Tavner, Richard Damon Goodman Roberts
  • Patent number: 9624122
    Abstract: Provided is a glass base material hanging mechanism that, when hanging a starting member or a glass base material, can tightly (solidly) connect the hanging shaft tube and the hanging component and can vertically align the hanging component and the center of the glass base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Otosaka
  • Patent number: 9628707
    Abstract: Camera systems and methods configured to receive power wirelessly are described. A wireless energy transfer system according to some examples includes a transmitter of wireless energy located within a communication device, such as a mobile phone, or attached to the communication device and a distance separated receiver located within an electronic wearable device other than the communication device, such as a wearable camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PogoTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Amitava Gupta, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus, Massimo Pinazza, Claudio Dalla Longa, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noel Fehr, Walter Dannhardt
  • Patent number: 9625063
    Abstract: A pipe comprises a pipe wall formed of a composite material of a matrix and a plurality of reinforcing fibers embedded within the matrix. At least one longitudinal portion of the pipe wall comprises or defines a local variation in construction to provide a variation in a property of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Magma Global Limited
    Inventors: Martin Peter William Jones, Charles Alexander Tavner, Richard Damon Goodman Roberts
  • Patent number: 9500216
    Abstract: Fixing apparatus includes a pressing cover, a base facing to the pressing cover, a movable arm coupled between the pressing cover and the base, a chassis, an elastic element located between the pressing cover and the base, and a positioning shaft extending through the chassis, the base, and the elastic element to insert to the pressing cover. The positioning shaft forms a supporting portion away from the pressing cover. The chassis defines a first slot. When the chassis moves towards the pressing cover, the movable arm is pressed to open outwardly, the elastic element is compressed to press the chassis away from the pressing cover, the positioning portion moves towards the first slot until locks in the first slot. The fixing apparatus can press the device to the plank to fix the device on the plank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Shih Lin
  • Patent number: 9386258
    Abstract: Provided are a mounting member which may be fixed to a substrate with a simple structure without using a solder, and easily mount the substrate to another member having a simple structure, while maintaining stable fixation to the substrate, a display device including the mounting member, and a television receiver including the display device. The mounting member includes a first abutting plate part formed in a square flat shape, a side abutting plate part connected to the first abutting plate part at a right angle, and a second abutting plate part connected to the side abutting plate part at a right angle. The mounting member is mounted so as to pinch a portion of an edge part of the substrate. The other member abuts the first abutting plate part, and a screw is inserted into a screw insertion hole of the other member, the screw insertion hole of the first abutting plate part, and the screw insertion hole of the substrate, and screwed to a female thread such that the substrate is mounted to the other member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaroh Ohki, Tsuyoshi Ohshima
  • Patent number: 9303665
    Abstract: A fastening assembly is configured to secure a first component to a second component through a range of connection angles. The fastening assembly may include a female fastening member having at least one retention stud, and a male fastening member having an internal opening configured to pivotally retain the at least one retention stud. The retention stud(s) is configured to be pivotally adjusted within the internal opening in order to securely connect the female fastening member to the male fastening member through the range of connection angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Steltz, Mark T. Leuthe
  • Patent number: 9174077
    Abstract: Provided is a bracket for fixing a fire-fighting sprinkler, which is equipped with a locking part including a cam protrusion having an eccentric axis and configured to securely fix a support frame and a sprinkler by pivotal movement, thereby enabling a technician to easily mount or demount the bracket at a desired position without any interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Young Sun Lim
  • Patent number: 9133981
    Abstract: A hanger system for the secured attachment of an illuminated fixture to a load bearing element is presented. The hanger system includes a crossbar, a canopy, and at least two cables. The crossbar further includes at least two sockets each having a first slot. The canopy is disposed along and contacts one side of the crossbar. The canopy further includes at least two second slots. Each first slot is separately aligned with one second slot. Each cable includes an anchor at a first end. Each anchor is rotatably disposed within one socket so that the cable extends through the first and second slots. The cable is rotatably disposed within the paired arrangement of slots. Each cable also has a second end attachable to the illuminated fixture. The hanger system could further include optional features such as a power cord or a stem. The stem may be configured in a fixed or rotational arrangement between crossbar and illuminated fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Pendant Systems Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Michael C. Lenherr
  • Patent number: 9109745
    Abstract: A hanger system capable of securing an illuminated fixture to a load bearing element is presented. The hanger system includes a cap, a base, a gripper, and at least two cables. The cap includes a top wall with a first hole and a first side wall with at least one ridge. The base includes a bottom wall and a second side wall. A sleeve extends from the bottom wall toward the top wall and is aligned with the first hole. At least two channels extend from the bottom wall and contact the second side wall. A slot is disposed along the contact between each channel and the second side wall. The slot at least partially traverses the bottom wall within each channel. The base is slidably disposed within the cap with the ridges slidably engaged along the slots. The gripper secures the cap to the base via a lower stem and is removably attachable to an upper cable via an upper stem. The lower cables are removably attachable at one end to the illuminated fixture and at another end to the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Pendant Systems Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Michael C. Lenherr
  • Patent number: 9057510
    Abstract: A suspension device (101) for suspending objects (102), such as light fittings, at a distance from a ceiling (103). The suspension device comprises at least one rod member (104) and one flexible suspension line (105), wherein the rod member (104) is longer than 250 mm. The rod member has at least one attachment means (106) for at least one magnetic fastener (107, 108), and at least one alignment means (109) for slidably suspending (Z1) an upper portion (105?) of the suspension line relative to the longitudinal direction of the rod member. The suspension device further comprises at least one suspension means (110) for connection to both the suspension line (105) and the object (102), and a length-adjusting device (111) for adjusting the length (L1) of the suspension line between the rod member (104) and the suspension means (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Bo Fastening AB
    Inventors: Bo Karlsson, Niclas Hedell
  • Publication number: 20150144277
    Abstract: A mounting is disclosed for securing in place a sheet (56) which constitutes a liner, cover or curtain. The sheet has an elongate attachment zone (60) which is thicker than the material of the sheet. The mounting including a clip (10.2) which is formed with an elongate hollow portion (12) having a longitudinal slit (14) along the length thereof. The attachment zone of the sheet is in the hollow portion of the clip with the sheet emerging from the clip through the slit. A cord (62) is connected to a lashing point (64). The clip (10.2) has a passageway (40) through which the cord (62) passes thereby to attach the clip and the attachment zone to the lashing point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: JF HILLEBRAND LIMITED
    Inventor: Pierre Courvisier
  • Publication number: 20150136339
    Abstract: A hanger (100) for a hanging item (1400) is provided. The hanger can define an aperture (102). The aperture can include a split rotated concave cardioid upper contour (104). The split rotated concave cardioid upper contour can include a first portion (105) and a second portion (106). The first portion and the second portion can be separated by an inverted convex cardioid (109). The inverted convex cardioid can be suspended into the aperture by two concave sidewalls (112,113). The aperture can include an intersecting concave lower contour (114) comprising a cusp (117).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Lisa Bauer, Erin Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20150115122
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for improved traffic control devices including a continuous central hanger support system that is integral to the traffic control device and provides a central load path. In an embodiment of the invention, the terminal housing and traffic signal housing of the traffic control device can be included in a single unit housing. A single unit housing can also include an integral backplate. Also provided are span wire clamps, tether clamps, and mast arm clamps that can be used to affix the continuous central hanger of the traffic control device to various fixtures such as a single span wire, two span wires, a pole or a mast arm. The continuous central hanger integrated with the single unit housing can provide the traffic control device with improved securement of electrical components and structural stability for survivability during high wind events as compared to conventional traffic signal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Robert E. Townsend, JR.
  • Patent number: 9016647
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a monitor mounting apparatus for disposing on a working surface. The mounting apparatus includes a base, an adjusting unit, and a tilt bracket. The base is arranged on the working surface and has at least one guiding member. The adjusting unit includes at least one sliding member and at least one connecting member interconnected. The sliding member may be slidably arranged on the guiding member. The tilt bracket has an outer end portion and at least one connecting portion. The connecting portion is pivotally connected to the connecting member, and the outer end portion is defined on one end of the tilt bracket away from the connecting member. The tilt bracket may be oriented at various angular and vertical positions. The user may adjust the monitor mounting apparatus to suit the person's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Syncmold Enterprise Corp.
    Inventors: Der-Wei Lu, Kuo-Yuan Chou, Chung-Cheng Hu
  • Publication number: 20150108301
    Abstract: An instrument mounting apparatus having a flexible vertical strap, a magnet attached near the top of the vertical strap, wherein the magnet is operable to couple the strap to an external member, and the strap is operable to be attached to an instrument near the bottom of the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond Steven Troy, Daniel Shane Vande Voorde, Clinton Farrell Matthews