Receptacle Or Bowl Patents (Class 248/318)
  • Patent number: 11598060
    Abstract: A portable pet waste collection device which overcomes issues involved with collecting and carrying pet waste when a refuse container is not close by. A lid portion connects to an expandable body portion. A bag dispenser is retained in the lid area through which a user obtains a bag prior to collection. The body portion of the device can be kept in a collapsed state prior to collection, and expanded for receiving a bag of waste. The device conveniently retains the waste bags until proper disposal facilities are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Linda Broussard
  • Patent number: 11583114
    Abstract: A basket hanger attached to a basket. The basket hanger having a hook with a plurality of spring steel wires strands extending from the hook, the spring steel wire strands having a substantially straight downwardly extending portion terminated at a distal end in a clip. Each clip positionable between an open position and a clipped position. In the clipped position, an upwardly extending leg of each of the clips extends through an opening in the peripheral flange of the basket such that the peripheral flange is received in an upward first bend of each of the clips, and a second bend of each of the clips engages a back side of the substantially straight downwardly extending portion such that a short dogleg partially wraps around the substantially straight downwardly extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Brad Johnson
  • Patent number: 11352788
    Abstract: Edge profile 10 for forming a part of a suspended ceiling substructure comprising a plurality of support profiles arranged suspended from a raw ceiling of a building structure and a plurality of base profiles, each of which being attached to at least one of the plurality of support profiles, the edge profile 10 having a U-shaped cross-section with a base portion 11 capable of being fixed to a wall structure, a first leg portion 12 and a second leg portion 13, the first leg portion 12 having an outer section 122 and an inner section 121, wherein the outer section 122 is arranged offset towards the second leg portion 13 relative to the inner section 121.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Knauf Gips KG
    Inventor: Boris Simonic
  • Patent number: 10975570
    Abstract: A hanger bar assembly comprises a first hanger bar, a second hanger bar, and a hanger bar holder. The first hanger bar and the second hanger bar are mechanically coupled where the first hanger bar slides relative to the second hang bar in a telescopic manner. The first hanger bar and the second hanger bar both include an interlocking structure that interlocks the first hanger bar with the second hanger bar, reducing lateral movement, such as backlash or slop. The hanger bar holder is used to hold at least one of the first hanger bar or the second hanger bar. The hanger bar holder includes a first section to guide at least the first hanger bar and a second section to guide at least the second hanger bar. The first section and the second section also constrain lateral movement of the first hanger bar and the second hanger bar, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DMF, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Shen
  • Patent number: 10494840
    Abstract: A bracket structure is provided with a casing formed of a resin material, and the casing includes a mounting part formed so as to allow an engaged part to be mounted thereon, the engaged part being operated by engagement with an engaging part, and a frame-shaped part that is erected from a peripheral edge of the mounting part to be continuously formed in a peripheral direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10280943
    Abstract: A fan optimizing acoustic characteristics includes a yoke adapted to secure the fan to a building member and a central support structure extending from the yoke. The central support structure is an elongated member having a first end and a second end, the first end being selectively secured to the yoke and the second end extending downwardly therefrom. A fan assembly is secured to the second end of the central support structure. The fan also includes a plurality of sound absorbing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Dennis A Tracy
  • Patent number: 10188963
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new reactor for performing, by means of at least one solid reaction member, biological or chemical transformation, or physical or chemical trapping from, or release of agents to, a fluidic medium, which reactor is comprised of a reactor vessel comprising means for enhancing fluidic shear stress, and a transformation device operatively mounted in said reactor vessel. The invention also provides a kit of parts comprising a reactor vessel comprising means for enhancing fluidic shear stress and a transformation device. Finally, the invention provides a method of using said reactor and/or said kit of parts for biological or chemical transformation or physical or chemical trapping from, or release of agents to, a fluidic medium, by means of at least one solid reaction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SPINCHEM AB
    Inventors: Emil Byström, Henrik Scherman, Knut Irgum
  • Patent number: 10087050
    Abstract: A carrying aid 10 with noose comprises a noose 12; a first pull element 14 extending from the noose 12, the first pull element 14 culminating in a first handle 16; and an opposing pull element 18 extending from the noose 12, the opposing pull element 18 culminating in an opposing handle 20; wherein the handles can be pulled to tighten the noose 12, without breaking the noose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Andrew Bisbee
  • Patent number: 10030790
    Abstract: A suspension system receives an associated cable. The suspension system includes first and second mount arms disposed in spaced relation that receive a collar assembly having first and second collar members dimensioned to circumferentially enclose around the associated cable in a first assembled position, and a second open position, where the first and second collar members do not circumferentially enclose the associated cable. Sheave mount assemblies are provided along the interconnecting posts and various degrees of freedom are incorporated into the modular assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PMI INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Konstantin Nakovski, Carl C. Petersen, Jay C. Marino, Robert G. Gannon, Lawrence W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9291306
    Abstract: An oil filter changing system provides a place to store an oil filter underneath a vehicle while changing oil in the vehicle. The device includes a tray having a bottom wall and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from a peripheral edge of the bottom wall. A top edge of the perimeter wall provides access to an interior of the tray. An oil filter is provided. The bottom wall of the tray receives the oil filter thereon. A vehicle is provided having a frame. A mounting assembly is attached to the perimeter wall of the tray and supports the tray from the frame of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Patrick Conlan
  • Patent number: 9060467
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging of decorative or utilitarian articles such as potted plants is provided. The apparatus has a c-channel track defining an inner channel and a rolling-bearing element sized to roll therealong. A hanger is attached to the rolling-bearing element for hanging decorative or utilitarian articles. The arrangement allows for articles to positioned anywhere along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: GSS Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert Nee, Joel Mueller
  • Patent number: 9027182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a functional table for patient transportation, including: a patient supporter which supports a patient laid thereon and allows the patient to be horizontally slidably transported, with its both sides being changed in their angle with respect to a vertical axis of the patient; a support frame which is located in the central bottom of the patient supporter and allows the patient supporter to be vertically moved; a base frame which is connected to the bottom of the support frame and supports the whole of functional table; and at least three transporting wheels which are connected to the base frame and allow the functional table to be freely moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Keimyung University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Moo Seong Cho, Jae Young Bae
  • Patent number: 8967423
    Abstract: A system for providing correct delivery of pharmaceuticals or the like to a patient location has a mounting body, a matching plate, a storage box and elements for associating a particular matching plate, affixed to a surface of the mounting body, with a particular storage box. The mounting body should be adapted to be fixed in place at the patient location, thereby fixing in place a storage body engaged in it. The storage box has a unitarily-formed storage body, with an open face hingedly fitted with a door for closing the open face. Proper association of the matching plate with the particular occurs when the associating elements of the storage box and the matching plate register with each other, allowing an element of the mounting body to engage the storage box. Disengagement of the element can be effected only through access to the interior of the storage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gary L. Sharpe, Doug Clouser
  • Patent number: 8910417
    Abstract: A container for transporting and displaying cut flowers comprising six elements. A material of the apparatus is substantially deformable and dishwasher safe. A base, top and sides are constructed to hold cut flowers and water and the top has at least a first and a second affixing element equidistant from each other on opposite ends of the perimeter. A bottom member suspends below the base. A carrying element has an adjustable functional length with a first and second functional end, a first and second actual end that can extend beyond each functional end, and a first and second attachable elements between the respective first and second actual end and the corresponding nearest functional end to each, the attachable element able to be removably attached at various lengths to the respective first and second affixing element for transport and attachment to a suspending element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Reid Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140246554
    Abstract: A flexible support for the necks of bottles stored within a refrigerator has a sling suspended from a refrigerator shelf compatible with the shelf surface. The sling attains a generally U shape to retain objects at the bottom of the sling when placed inside of it. The sling holds the neck of a bottle when the bottle is at an angle upon the shelf below the sling as when the bottles are too tall, to stand upright and to prevent leakage at the cap. The sling connects to a shelf using cooperative fasteners such as clips, hooks, suction cups, and adhesives. The clips can be used in pairs or as a single clip made as a plate. The sling resists the moisture and cool temperatures found within a refrigerator. The sling collapses readily towards a shelf when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Diane V. Forbus
  • Publication number: 20140208568
    Abstract: A basket hanger a method of forming a hook for the basket hanger and a method of attaching the basket hanger to a basket. The basket hanger having a hook with a plurality of steel wires strands attached at a proximal end to the hook, the steel wire strands having a substantially straight downwardly extending portion terminated at a distal end in a clip with an upwardly extending leg, the upwardly extending leg canted to one side and having a dogleg. The steel wire strands may be spring steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Brad Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140084123
    Abstract: An improved storage system, with a mechanism for easily mounting and detaching containers has been developed. The mounting mechanism consists of mounting rods attached to a storage container, which engage in suitably-shaped slots in hangers that can be attached to an overhead structure. The hangers can either be attached to the inside faces of adjacent joists or mounted to an overhead surface. The mounting mechanism is simple in construction and allows easy and rapid mounting and detaching of the storage container. The storage system results in a user-friendly and economical, overhead storage container that can easily be installed with simple hand tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Steven David Fields, Robert Tryon Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8646569
    Abstract: A mounting ring with which an engaging hook of a fall-preventing member is to be engaged and a flexible handle member are fixed within an area of a cabinet section that is located upward of a first plane passing through the position of a center of gravity of the cabinet section generally in parallel to the bottom surface of the cabinet section and located to one side of a second plane passing through the position of the center of gravity in intersecting relation to the first plane. The speaker unit hung by the handle member being held with a hand of a human operator is inclined, so that the mounting ring is oriented upward near the hand. Thus, the human operator can perform with ease an operation for engaging the engaging hook with the mounting ring with one hand while holding the handle member with the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Yoshida, Katsuya Tanaka, Tadashi Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20140027595
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, is a device for suspending toiletry products such as a box of fresh wipes, an extra roll of toilet paper, etc, from an existing toilet paper roll holder. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the fresh wipe hammock device is comprised of cloth and requires minimal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Bridget Hunsaker
  • Publication number: 20130277403
    Abstract: A storage system includes a rail system, and a container. The container has an inner compartment. The container further includes an apparatus for supporting the container which also interacts the rail system, and a hoist coupled to the apparatus for supporting the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Scott MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20130161470
    Abstract: The suspension device is formed: by a ring incorporating two opposite radial pins and being ascendingly seated and locked against an external peripheral rib of the body of the container; and by a U-shaped handle having end portions articulated in the radial pins and being angularly displaced between inoperative and operative positions. The ring incorporates a lock means to retain the handle in the inoperative position. Each end portion of the handle has a through opening, supporting a radial pin and presenting a width, in the direction transversal to the extension of the handle, sufficient to tightly support, in said direction, the radial pin, and a length, in the longitudinal direction of the handle, sufficient to support the radial pin, both with the handle in the inoperative position, and with the handle in angular displacement from the inoperative position to the operative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Brasilata S.A. Embalagens Metalicas
    Inventors: Antonio Carlos Teixeira Alvares, Antonio Roberto Sene
  • Patent number: 8469220
    Abstract: The envelope holder generally consists of a main body forming a pocket to accept and store the envelopes. The main body has a front on which a size indicator is affixed. A ledge is approximately perpendicular to the front of the main body such that when a card sits on the ledge the size indicator will alert the user whether or not the envelope is the correct size. A back attachment is attached to the main body such that the envelope holder can attach to the card rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Chastine Van Fleet
  • Publication number: 20130146730
    Abstract: A joist storage system with a pair of hangers mounted to adjacent joists. The hangers are configured to removeably receive and support a storage container with the channel between the joists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: RAFTER PACKER LLC
    Inventor: RAFTER PACKER LLC
  • Patent number: 8453977
    Abstract: A neutral field tray includes a base with a width that tapers from a proximal end to a distal end, and an instrument trough at least partially recessed relative to the base and sized and configured to support at most a single surgical instrument. The trough is obliquely oriented relative to the base so as to present the proximal end of the instrument substantially above the base and to shield a sharp of the instrument within the trough. The tray also includes supporting structure for supporting the tray relative to a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Surgisure, LLC
    Inventors: Mark P. Zoland, Joseph Iraci
  • Publication number: 20130133254
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide hangers and hanging systems for molded pulp fiber hanging pots and baskets, for instance for growing and/or displaying plants. In various embodiments, these molded pulp fiber basket systems may have a lip and/or rim onto which a set of resilient clips may attach to provide support to the basket, and the rim may have a rolled, domed, wedge-shaped, triangular, or flat profile, or any other profile that allows the clips to be mounted easily and that is capable of supporting the weight of the basket in a fully-loaded state. In various embodiments, each clip may include a retaining member and a biasing member, and may also include an optional internal and/or external structural projection. Each clip may couple to or be integral with a corresponding support strand, and all of the support strands may couple to or be integral with a hook or other hanging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Western Pulp Products Company
    Inventor: Western Pulp Products Company
  • Publication number: 20130134277
    Abstract: A cup-holder includes a side-of-the-cup supporting element for supporting a cup. The side-of-the-cup supporting element has contact with the side(s) of the beverage container at at least three points distributed around the side(s) of the beverage container. The contact points may be continuous or discontinuous. The points of contact are provided by a side-contact element that that bridges at least the 200° of circumference and has a vertical support element that provides direct support to the side contact element. The three points of contact also must be at a height of the beverage container that is at least 25% upward along the height of the container, and preferably above the center of gravity of a liquid-filled beverage container to provide vertical rotational stability to the system described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: David Gray
  • Patent number: 8439322
    Abstract: A mounting post for supporting a plurality of electronic cabinets, each having different bolt patterns, comprising a hollow post configured to receive a hollow mount at the upper end, a stabilizer plate attached to the lower end of the post, and a hollow mount selected from a plurality of hollow mounts, each having a lower end configured to mate to the post, and having a substantially planar upper surface with openings formed therein corresponding to a unique bolt pattern for an electronics cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignees: Windstream Intellectual Property Services, Inc., General Devices Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Skudin, Dennis D. Davis, David W. Willis
  • Patent number: 8387624
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a hookah having a bottom surface, hookah hose and a hookah bowl; a hookah suspension assembly for containing and suspending the hookah from an elevated structure; a hookah support structure on which a bottom surface of the hookah can rest; a number of flexible support members each engaging the support structure; a guide ring; the support members extending upwardly from the support structure to and engaging the guide ring preventing the guide ring from sliding down the support members below a predetermined point and forming a circumferential series of the support members, the support members extending further upwardly from the guide ring and converging above the guide ring for engaging a suspension member secured to an elevated structure; so that the hookah and the hookah suspension assembly is elevated and suspended and the hookah is accessible for use and so that the hookah bowl is accessible between the support lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: Brett Franklin Ducker, Andrew Leslie Ducker, Jr., Andrew Leslie Ducker, III
  • Patent number: 8220655
    Abstract: A suspended tray apparatus for avoiding spillage while carrying a single open container of liquid such as a mug of coffee or a cup of tea. The apparatus of the present invention is comprised of a tray on which the beverage is placed and a rigid element extending from the side of the tray and curved such that the outer end is centered above the tray and container; a hole or other method of attaching a cord or chain to the upper end of the rigid element, allowing the tray to hang from a loop or handle, held by a person, at the upper end of the chord or chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Joshua Millstein
  • Patent number: 8123187
    Abstract: A height adjustable and removable container system is provided with a container having a center opening through which at least one elongated, supporting guide member extends. The container moves up and down the guide member and is adjustable to fully raised and fully lowered positions and can also be positioned on intermediate heights on the guide member. A handle is removably connected to the end of the guide member to assist in the movement of the container along the guide member. The handle can be disconnected and separated from the guide member to allow the container to be removed from the system. A stop pin, stored in the handle when not in use, is provided to set the container at intermediate heights on the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Zenith Innovation, LLC
    Inventors: Peter S. Vosbikian, Robert Petner
  • Publication number: 20120006961
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging a storage device comprising a mounting strap, a frontal strap, a lower strap and a connector. The frontal strap is oriented to support the storage device and at least partially wrap around the storage device. The lower strap is configured to at least partially wrap around a bottom portion of the storage device. The connector has multiple connection points and is configured to connect the mounting strap, frontal strap, and lower strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Holman
  • Patent number: 7988118
    Abstract: A suspended bottle holder has substantially vertically disposed first and second straps, each of which has an upper strap portion and a lower strap portion. A bottle base holding loop has proximal and distal longitudinal ends, the bottle base holding loop being attached to the upper and lower portions of the first strap, for engaging at least a portion of a bottle base. A bottle neck holding loop has proximal and distal longitudinal ends, the bottle neck holding loop being attached to the upper and lower portions of the second strap, for engaging at least a portion of a neck of the bottle. A connector connects the first and second straps to a structural member. The bottle base holding loop and the bottle neck holding loop are sufficiently spaced and the first and second straps are of a substantially equal length both when a bottle is removed from, or received in, the bottle base and bottle neck holding loops, so as to maintain the bottle in a substantially horizontal disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Joshua Shye
  • Patent number: 7980517
    Abstract: A neutral field tray includes an attachment portion for removably attaching the tray to a mayo stand, a base coupled to the attachment portion, two sidewalls extending upward from opposite sides of the base, a distal endwall extending upward from a distal end of the base, a cover extending between the sidewalls above the base adjacent the distal endwall, and support for positioning a single instrument above the base with a distal end of the instrument underneath the cover and a proximal end of the instrument elevated relative to the distal end of the instrument. A method is also provided for using the neutral field tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: SurgiSure, LLC
    Inventors: Mark P. Zoland, Joseph Iraci
  • Patent number: 7784535
    Abstract: A bail support and a top drive system for an oilfield drill rig. The top drive system includes a drive apparatus, and the bails have bodies with upper head portions and two spaced-apart legs. Each leg includes an upper leg portion and a lower leg portion. The upper leg portions are non-parallel to each other and extend from the head portion at an angle to a centerline of the bail. Each lower leg portion extends down from its corresponding upper leg portion in a reverse bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Wells, Brett Gregory Wallihan
  • Patent number: 7778017
    Abstract: A clamp-type hard disk (hard disk) mount includes a base having a hard disk contact surface; two clamping arms pivotally connected at rear ends to two fulcrums provided in and near two lateral ends of the base; and two restoring elements disposed in the base. The two clamping arms respectively have an extension section rearward extended beyond the two fulcrums. Two short rods are separately provided near front ends of the two clamping arms corresponding to two retaining hole provided on two lateral sides of a hard disk. The restoring elements normally push the extension sections of the clamping arms outward, so that the two clamping arms automatically clamp on the two lateral sides of a hard disk installed on the clamp-type hard disk mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Jui-Shu Huang
  • Patent number: 7735786
    Abstract: A temporary load support intended in use to be supported from a fixed structure (10) to temporarily support an element (50) of the fixed structure, said load support comprising a pair of mountings (11) configured to, in use, be mounted to the fixed structure at spaced locations adjacent the element, a load bearing member (17) adapted to be fixed between the mountings, the load bearing member having a support element (23) located intermediate the mountings, wherein in use the mountings are fixed to the fixed structure proximate the element such that the support element is located in the region of the element, said support element being able to support the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Neil Andrew Roberts
  • Patent number: 7621496
    Abstract: A lightweight, structurally strong, hanging storage tray adapted to be suspended from a conventional classroom chair, a ladder or other implement for holding various forms of articles. When used with a conventional classroom chair, the tray is well suited to store books, laptop computers, notebooks, 3-ring binders, etc. The tray can be easily attached or moved from a conventional chair or ladder without any tools or independent fastening elements. The tray is further shaped such that it is stackable with other trays when it is to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventors: Alison P. Cancilliari, Dino M Cancilliari, Michael D. Baldwin, Michael I. Witucki
  • Patent number: 7621494
    Abstract: The disclosure specifies a fixing device for a current sensor, which fixing device comprises a holding element which is shaped in the manner of a U and a surface part which is connected to the free end of a limb of the holding element, with the surface part being arranged substantially perpendicular to the connected limb and extending away from the opening in the holding element. The fixing device also comprises a retaining element which is connected to the surface part and is shaped in the manner of a C, with the orientation of the opening in the retaining element corresponding substantially to the orientation of the opening in the holding element. By means of the fixing device for a current sensor, mounting can be simplified, carried out more quickly and performed in a manner which is less susceptible to faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Jochen Rees, Nürten Halavart
  • Publication number: 20090212187
    Abstract: A hanging basket has a basket, multiple suspension lines and multiple basket connectors connected respectively to the suspension lines. The basket has a connecting ring formed around an edge and multiple mounting holes formed through a sidewall. Each basket connector has a lip hook formed on a wall, a first connecting part formed on another wall and a second connecting part formed on the lip hook. The lip hooks of the basket connectors and the connecting ring of the basket selectively hook each other. The first connecting part is connected with the second connecting part through a corresponding mounting hole of the basket. Therefore, no matter how heavy an article being mounted in the basket is, the basket is not detach from the suspension assembly even though the hanging basket hangs in high places and sways or bumps other hanging baskets or objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: ROBERT CHEN
  • Patent number: 7572038
    Abstract: A retrofit canopy luminaire assembly adapted for downward illumination and having a housing with inwardly-directed ledges near the lower edges of the housing. The luminaire has at least two support brackets secured to at least one of the ledges; a face plate removably secured to the brackets on the lower side of the housing; and a hanging tether attached to one of the brackets and to the face plate. The face plate is adapted to hold lighting fixture components. When the face plate is removed from the brackets, the face plate hangs freely held by the tether to allow free access to the inside of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Ruud Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Kinnune, Wayne Guillien
  • Publication number: 20090173859
    Abstract: A hanger, for suspending at least one object from a support, includes a base having a top surface, a bottom surface and a cap extending from the top surface of the base. Further, packaging, having an upper and lower portion, at least partially encloses the base and at least partially encloses the at least one object for removably attaching the object to the base. The cap is removably engagable with the support and the hanger is removably attached to the at least one object by at least the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: ZENITH PRODUCTS CORP.
    Inventor: Kaveh Didehvar
  • Publication number: 20090140115
    Abstract: A suspended bottle holder has substantially vertically disposed first and second straps, each of which has an upper strap portion and a lower strap portion. A bottle base holding loop has proximal and distal longitudinal ends, the bottle base holding loop being attached to the upper and lower portions of the first strap, for engaging at least a portion of a bottle base. A bottle neck holding loop has proximal and distal longitudinal ends, the bottle neck holding loop being attached to the upper and lower portions of the second strap, for engaging at least a portion of a neck of the bottle. A connector connects the first and second straps to a structural member. The bottle base holding loop and the bottle neck holding loop are sufficiently spaced and the first and second straps are of a substantially equal length both when a bottle is removed from, or received in, the bottle base and bottle neck holding loops, so as to maintain the bottle in a substantially horizontal disposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Joshua Shye
  • Publication number: 20090121108
    Abstract: A device to display a Halloween jack-o-lantern for display by suspending in air. A circular or other geometrically shaped ring with multiple cords provides the base support for the pumpkin while the cords extend up and through a second lock ring which slides up and down the cords to provide a means to lock the pumpkin in securely between the base support ring and the sliding lock ring. The cords are secured above to a platform in which an eyelet or hook is fastened for whole apparatus to hang from.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Jeff Noel McFadden
  • Publication number: 20090114789
    Abstract: A hanging vessel includes a hanger and a containment vessel shaped as a solid of rotation having a central axis, a closed bottom, an open top, and a lower sidewall with a diameter that increases from the bottom upward. The hanger includes a first hoop located around the lower sidewall, and a second hoop located above the first hoop. The first and second hoops are open hoops having respective first and second gaps, and are connected by an intermediate section aligned with a tensile section extending from the second hoop to an attachment point on the axis above the open end. An alternative hanger has helical turns conforming to the vase. The hanger is preferably formed from a single piece of resilient wire. The vessel may be a vase having a bulbous portion that can be positively retained by the hoops or turns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Owen Newby
  • Publication number: 20090078842
    Abstract: A hanging basket has a basket, multiple suspension lines and multiple basket connectors. The basket has a sidewall, an edge, a connecting ring formed around the edge and multiple mounting holes formed around and through the sidewall of the basket. The basket connectors are connected respectively to the suspension lines. Each basket connector has a lip hook and a post, The lip hook and post are formed opposite to each other. The lip hooks of the basket connectors and the connecting ring of the basket selectively hook to each other. The posts of the basket connectors are selectively mounted respectively in the mounting holes. The basket will not detach from the suspension assembly even though the hanging basket hangs in high places and sways or bumps other hanging baskets or objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Chen
  • Publication number: 20090000780
    Abstract: A bail support and a top drive system with such bail supports, the top drive system including a top drive apparatus, the bails having a body with an upper head portion and two spaced-apart legs, each leg with an upper leg portion and a lower leg portion, the upper leg portions non-parallel to each other and extending from the head portion at an angle to a centerline of the bail, and each lower leg portion extending down from a corresponding upper leg portion in a reverse bend. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Wells, Brett Gregory Wallihan
  • Publication number: 20080296458
    Abstract: Preventing air leakage in a recessed lighting fixture. A plaster frame extends between hanger bars fastened to ceiling supports or joists. The plaster frame includes an aperture sized to receive a can. The can includes a pair of slots. A pair of retention springs are coupled to the plaster frame, on opposite sides of the aperture. Each retention spring is associated with one of the slots of the can. Each retention spring includes a base member and an elongated engaging member extending from an end of the base member. The elongated engaging member has a surface that has a contour corresponding to an outer profile of the can, proximate the slot. For example, a radius of curvature of the surface can correspond to a radius of curvature of the can. Thus, the retention springs engage the can in a substantially air-tight manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Gibson, Doug Miles
  • Patent number: 7398948
    Abstract: A device is provided for retaining a respiratory disease management device and for displaying respiratory disease management information. The device comprises a rear wall, first and second opposing side walls adjoining the rear wall, and a front wall extending from the first side wall. An attachment component secures the rear wall to an upright structural surface. The walls of the device define a partially enclosed retention space for holding a respiratory disease management device such as a respiratory disease medicine delivery device or a peak flow meter. A substrate such as a card is secured to the holding device, and displays printed matter comprising information relating to respiratory disease management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Healthcarta, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Q. Fitzgerald, Tyler S. Tibbits
  • Patent number: 7318522
    Abstract: The invention concerns two distinct components related to dental hygiene. The first is a dental hygiene carrying case that has been specially designed to hold various dental supplies. The second part of the invention is a holster unit that is used to support (hold) the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Donna Kay Adam
  • Patent number: 7287736
    Abstract: A plant hanger includes several generally C-shaped arms having apertures passing therethrough at opposite ends of each arm. The plant hanger also includes a first plurality of beads each of which has an aperture passing therethrough. The arms and the beads are secured together by a ring which passes both: 1. through one of the apertures which pass through each of the arms; and 2. through the apertures which pass through each of the beads. Lastly, the plant hanger includes at least a pair of flexible belts. Each of the belts passes through more than half of the apertures which pass through each of the arms and are located at ends of the arms furthest from the apertures through which the ring passes. Moreover, both belts pass coincidently through apertures which pass through at least two (2) of the arms, which, preferably, are located on opposite sides of the plant hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventor: Robert F. Hauck