Vertically Patents (Class 248/327)
  • Patent number: 11261610
    Abstract: An adjustable suspension assembly for suspending a lower structure such as a platform from an upper structure such as a portion of a bridge. A chain, which is attachable at one end to the upper structure or to an end of a cable which is attachable at its other end to the upper structure, is attached at its other end to a device. The device, which is attachable to the lower structure, has a pair of aligned apertures in its side walls for receiving pins. The pins are spaced to receive a thickness of a chain link but not to receive a width of the link, whereby a selected link to achieve a desired lower structure height may be cinched between the pins. When the chain is attached to a cable, the cable has an eyelet formed by folding an end portion of the cable back over the cable and swaging the cable end portion to the cable. The chain is attached to said eyelet by receiving the end portion of the cable in one of the chain links before the cable end portion is swaged to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: PAUL KRISTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Apostolopoulos, Davy E. Passucci
  • Patent number: 10753586
    Abstract: An LED light includes a body, a holder connected to the body, and a function extension unit detachably connected to the body. The holder includes a telescopic member stretched or contracted to adjust a length of the holder along an axial direction of the LED light. The present disclosure can solve technical problems that a conventional LED light can't be adapted to different installation environments. The function extension unit is configured to set different function modules to communicate with a power supply of the body according to needs of different customers so as to drive the body to change an output state of the power supply, thereby light emitting units of the body can work in different states. The present disclosure can further provide a smart driving system of an LED light to be customized to control a lighting mode of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SNC OPTO ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianjun Xu
  • Patent number: 10718405
    Abstract: Devices and methods for loading a cable in order to create a desired distribution of the load among the cable's constituent strands. Strand terminations are applied to many—and possibly all of—the cable's strands. The ultimate goal is to connect the strand terminations to a collector in order to create an overall cable termination. The relationship between each strand termination and the collector is allowed to “float” using the inventive process while the cable is tensioned and an appropriate spatial relationship between each strand tensioner and the collector is determined. Once the appropriate relationship is found, it is configured to be repeatable (such as by recording its position for later application to the same or similar collector).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bright Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Richard V. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10640975
    Abstract: Described herein is a ceiling system in one embodiment includes a grid support member, ceiling panel, and grid hanger configured to support the grid support member in a suspended manner from an overhead structural support. The grid hanger includes a mounting bracket configured for attachment to the structural support and a hanger member. The hanger member is adjustable in a plurality of selectable mounting positions relative to the mounting bracket, thereby allowing the mounted height of the grid support member to be adjusted in the field. In some embodiment, the hanger member is further angularly adjustable relative to the mounting bracket to avoid installation obstacles. Locking elements are provided to secure the hanger member in the selected mounting position. In one embodiment, the grid support member may have a T-shaped cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Kain A. Place, Scott D. Harnish, Jeffrey T. Markley, Ian V. White, Ian McDermott, James F. Hooper, Jr., Todd M. Bergman, David E. Rice
  • Patent number: 10516924
    Abstract: A torsion spring ceiling grill that is reconfigurable to adapt smoothly to various thicknesses of ceiling tiles. The ceiling tile has an opening to which a grill plate and a backing plate correspond. The grill plate attaches to the backing plate via the torsion springs, clamping the ceiling tile in between. The torsion spring assemblies can be reconfigured by repositioning an axle of each torsion spring assembly in its respective slot in vertical spring support panels of the grill plate. The torsion spring assemblies can be releasably secured at any position along the slot. The backing plate has spring-receiving openings on a top horizontal panel that extends out over the opening in the ceiling tile to receive arms of the torsion springs. Arms of the torsion springs may be bound by a severable connector which is severed by a blade above the top horizontal panel during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Wade Chappell
  • Patent number: 10476276
    Abstract: A multipurpose electrical assembly is provided that includes a module receiving an alternating current from a power source in a ceiling and converting the alternating current source to a direct current source. The multipurpose electrical assembly also includes a plurality of devices each having a first connector on a first surface for connecting to the assembly and receiving electrical power from a preceding device and a second connector on a second opposing surface for receiving a following device to be connected to the assembly and for transferring electrical power to the following device. A first device of the plurality of devices attaches to the module, and the plurality of devices can be arranged in any order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: 286 Two LLC
    Inventors: Paul Amelio, Alfonso Amelio, David Katz
  • Patent number: 10215307
    Abstract: A device for securing a pipe to a wall, including an exterior wall of a building, is provided. The device has a generally flat surface which adheres to the wall and a generally curved support unit which receives the pipe. An optional securing bar may be locked over the top of the pipe to prevent movement of the pipe. In an embodiment, the device has an extension flange which allows the pipe to be secured to the wall in an off-set manner. Preferably, a plurality of the present aligned devices secure the pipe to the wall in a horizontal or vertical manner. The device allows the pipe to be secured to a wall in compliance with governmental regulations. An adapter unit may be inserted over the curved support unit for one or more smaller pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HAP TECHNOLOGIES CO.
    Inventor: Tomas Bartos
  • Patent number: 10174511
    Abstract: A screed hook apparatus includes a tubular collar having an opening through a sidewall thereof. A tubular retainer member is aligned with the opening on the collar and extends away from an outer surface of the collar. The retainer member has a threaded internal wall surface. The apparatus also includes an arm forming a hook shape. The arm has a first portion extending away from the collar and a second portion extending transverse to a direction of extension of the first portion such that a surface of the second portion of the arm faces the sidewall of the collar. A set screw has a threaded portion to engage the threaded internal wall surface of the retainer member, and a handle is attached to the set screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Stego Industries, LLC
    Inventor: James Steven Lutes
  • Patent number: 10047517
    Abstract: Concrete coupling assembly comprises a base holder for being attached to a concrete forming surface, the base holder including a central opening; a coupler having one end disposed within the central opening, the coupler having an axis for being positioned substantially transverse to the forming surface, the coupler having first and second threaded bores through the one end for attachment of a threaded rod; and a separate anchor body threadedly attached to another end of the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CETRES HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas M. Espinosa
  • Patent number: 9950655
    Abstract: An apparatus and related methods for holding bags for transporting trash, or for holding displays, on the exterior of a vehicle. The apparatus includes an adjustable-length strap with a distal end and a proximal end, an engagement loop attached to the proximal end of the strap and at least one hook member attached to the distal end of the strap. The engagement loop is configured into a cow-hitch knot around a fixing means of the vehicle. To adjust the tightness of the cow-hitch knot around the fixing means, an adjustable loop-lock is provided for locking a portion of the cow-hitch knot at a desired position. The hook member consists of one or more hook-shaped, tooth-shaped or claw-shaped projections and is provided with a vacuum suction cup which is secured to a surface on the vehicle to minimize any undesired vertical or lateral movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Siddhartha Angara
  • Patent number: 9835228
    Abstract: Devices and methods for loading a cable in order to create a desired distribution of the load among the cable's constituent strands. Strand terminations are applied to many—and possibly all of—the cable's strands. The ultimate goal is to connect the strand terminations to a collector in order to create an overall cable termination. The relationship between each strand termination and the collector is allowed to “float” using the inventive process while the cable is tensioned and an appropriate spatial relationship between each strand tensioner and the collector is determined. One the appropriate relationship is found, it is configured to be repeatable (such as by locking the strand termination in place or by recording its position for later application to the same or similar collector).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Bright Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Richard V Campbell
  • Patent number: 9420884
    Abstract: A storage rack including a platform and a plurality of upright support assemblies configured to mount the platform to one or more support structures located above the platform. The platform includes a peripheral frame with a plurality of corners. The support assemblies are mounted to the peripheral frame at other than the corners and extend upwardly from the platform. The platform may include a plurality of cross braces extending from a first side of the peripheral frame to a second side of the peripheral frame, and a plurality of poles supported by and extending transverse to the cross braces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: JAK HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Jared J. Newman
  • Patent number: 9192369
    Abstract: A surgical anchor comprises a plurality of plates configured into a stack with successive plates within the stack being vertically arrayed with respect to the stack. The stack has an undeployed configuration, and a deployed configuration. In the deployed configuration one or more of the plates is positioned outwardly more laterally with respect to the stack than in the undeployed configuration so as to retain the anchor in a bone hole. A biasing member between the plates in the stack biases the one or more plates toward the deployed configuration. The biasing member can provide a torsional force to induce the plates to rotate and fan outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventor: Steven N. Bittenson
  • Patent number: 9080695
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a strut comprising mounting holes to affix one or more attachments and one or more fixtures to the strut, and support holes shaped to receive and couple beaded rods with the strut for suspension of the strut, wherein the strut is coupled to the beaded rods without a threaded coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Joey D. Magno, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9038982
    Abstract: A device is provided for hanging a frame member against a wall includes a crossbar and first and second vertical arms oriented perpendicular to the crossbar. The crossbar has a longitudinal track and a leveling bubble. The first and second vertical arms each have a linear track that extends along the length, and a marker on the rearward surface thereof. The vertical arms are retained to the crossbar by knuckles having a guide for slideably engaging the linear track of the vertical arms and the first vertical arms are retained perpendicular to the crossbar and are longitudinally moveable perpendicular to the linear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Marks
  • Patent number: 8985350
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a rack of multiple platforms connectable to one another in a first direction, where each of the platforms has segments that connect to one another along a direction other than the first direction, via a user-operable coupling. The platforms are preferably rectangular, and are connected at their long ends. The segments of each platform are also preferably rectangular, but they are connected along their long sides. In such embodiments, the connection between platforms is perpendicular to the length of the rack, while the connection between segments is parallel to the length of the rack. The segments of individual platforms are preferably coupled together with snap fit connections, and supported from their undersides by transverse supports, and the transverse supports are supported from their undersides by longitudinal supports via recesses on the segments. The transverse supports are preferably perpendicular to the longitudinal supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Parallax Group International, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Thrush, John Grimm
  • Patent number: 8967398
    Abstract: A system for use with a locker door having an upper opening and a lower opening, the system including a strap passed through the upper opening and the lower opening of the locker door. The system further includes a component configured to be releasably coupled to the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Acco Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Chelsea F. McLemore, James G. Lee
  • Patent number: 8864095
    Abstract: A device is provided for hanging a frame member against a wall includes a crossbar and first and second vertical arms oriented perpendicular to the crossbar. The crossbar has a longitudinal track and a leveling bubble. The first and second vertical arms each have a linear track that extends along the length, and a marker on the rearward surface thereof. The vertical arms are retained to the crossbar by knuckles having a guide for slideably engaging the linear track of the vertical arms and the first vertical arms are retained perpendicular to the crossbar and are longitudinally moveable perpendicular to the linear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Marks
  • Publication number: 20140263911
    Abstract: An active vibration isolation system for isolating a suspended platform from vibration input to the vibration isolation system base includes an exoskeleton which supports the suspended platform relative to the base. The exoskeleton includes first and second scissors mechanisms with main links of unequal length. The main links pass through a parallel condition as the suspended platform moves over its intended range of travel relative to the base. The vibration isolation system may include a rotary actuator and a drive mechanism separate from the exoskeleton for providing force output from the rotary actuator to the suspended platform. The rotary actuator may include inner and outer rotors which rotate relative to each other and may be free to rotate relative to the exoskeleton. The rotary actuator may be free to translate relative to the vibration isolation system base and the suspended platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Preston Parker, Thomas C. Schroeder, Dariusz Antoni Bushko, Brian A. Selden, Mark A. Hayner, Brian M. Lucas
  • Publication number: 20140239139
    Abstract: A video display system having a plurality of portable video support structures. Each of the portable video support structures includes at least one base support assembly and at least one lift support assembly having a lifting device configured to lift a plurality of video display subcomponents and a retention device receiving and supporting the plurality of video display subcomponents. One or both of the lifting device and the retention device is capable of movement to position the plurality of video display subcomponents and the video display subcomponents detachably engaged with one another to form a substantially continuous display surface. A method of assembling a video display system and a video support structure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TAIT TECHNOLOGIES BVBA
    Inventor: Frederic Frank OPSOMER
  • Patent number: 8794804
    Abstract: A system for supporting and leveling a light fixture having a fixture body supporting one or more light sources, and connectors on the fixture body, and a pair of V-shaped hanger rods, where each hanger rod has an apex area and first and second ends, and the first and second ends are each configured to be coupled to one of the connectors. A pair of suspension rods are each configured to engage an overhead structure. A pair of spring clip brackets each having a slot and an aperture are releasably and adjustably secured along the length of one of the suspension rods, and also have a receptacle with a locking tab that receives and retains the apex area of one of the hanger rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • Publication number: 20140191100
    Abstract: An adjustable equipment mount assembly is configured to be adjustably secured within an overhead support module that is configured to be secured to a structure, such as a ceiling of an enclosed room. The overhead support module is configured to deliver air to the structure. The assembly may include an equipment mounting plate configured to connect to equipment, one or more first adjustable support members configured to allow the equipment mounting plate to be adjusted between different positions with respect to the overhead support module in a first direction, and one or more second adjustable support members configured to allow the equipment mounting plate to be adjusted between different positions with respect to the overhead support module in a second direction that differs from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Huntair, Inc.
    Inventors: Zareer Cursetjee, Kevin Scheiber, David L. Baugh
  • Publication number: 20140157915
    Abstract: An X-Y gantry system is disclosed. The X-Y gantry system includes an X-axis element, a Y-axis element coupled to the X-axis element. An instrument is coupled to the Y-axis element. The Y-axis element includes a slider assembly with a slider and a guide support element coupled to the slider. The guide support element may have a flexible portion. The slider may or may not contact a slider bar in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Lutz Gross, Martin Mueller, Chad Owens
  • Publication number: 20140158850
    Abstract: A rod hanger for securing a rod to a substrate includes a mounting portion configured for engaging the substrate, a rod receiving portion configured for receiving the rod and a connecting element configured for vertically displacing the mounting portion and the rod receiving portion. In addition, at least one anti-rotation element configured for engaging the substrate is provided on the mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, Donald Buytaert, Michael S. Popovich
  • Patent number: 8727582
    Abstract: Recessed-lighting fixtures having features to facilitate alignment between adjacent fixtures. According to one embodiment of the present invention, alignment means are provided on downwardly directed walls of a recessed lighting tray, ensuring alignment between adjacent fixtures. In another embodiment, apertures on the tray permit relative movement between the tray and a recessed lighting pail, allowing the tray to be quickly and easily repositioned relative to the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Brown, Shane Elizabeth Bode, Leslie Charles King, Mark Charles Major, Jon Dale Hinnefeld
  • Patent number: 8672281
    Abstract: A rod hanger for securing a rod to a substrate includes a mounting portion configured for engaging the substrate, a rod receiving portion configured for receiving the rod and a connecting element configured for vertically displacing the mounting portion and the rod receiving portion. In addition, at least one anti-rotation element configured for engaging the substrate is provided on the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, Donald Buytaert, Michael S. Popovich
  • Publication number: 20140061417
    Abstract: A component assembly and a suspension device for supporting rails, in particular for suspended ceilings or the like, and a method for manufacturing the component assembly and the suspension device are described. The component assembly includes first and second components that are generally flat-shaped and fastened to each other, where at least two guide slots extending substantially parallel are formed both in the first component and in the second component. The regions of the first and of the second component that are arranged between the guide slots each form retaining portions. The first component and the second component are plugged together in the longitudinal direction of the guide slots in overlapping relation to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: PROTEKTORWERK FLORENZ MAISCH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Christof Maisch
  • Patent number: 8651294
    Abstract: An overhead rack system is provided that may be mounted to the ceiling of a structure such as a garage for storing items in an organized manner off the floor. The overhead rack system includes a first and second adjustable mounting track and a support surface having a number of side rails connected together by a plurality of rail connectors. The first and second adjustable mounting tracks are adjustable relative to the ceiling mount such that the space between the ceiling and the support surface as well as the overall length of the side rails may be adjusted by the user according to the intended space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Todd Mansor, Jeff Moffat
  • Patent number: 8590851
    Abstract: A projector lift raises and lowers a projector from the ceiling. The projector lift includes a first mount normally coupled to the ceiling, a second mount supporting the projector, a driver configured to raise and lower the second mount and projector, and a stabilizer extending between the first and second mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Draper, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven E. Enochs
  • Publication number: 20130248673
    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. Embodiments with an integral backplate can provide a solar energy generation system that utilizes a traffic signal's exterior surface as a substratum to secure thin-film photo cell laminates (TFPVL). 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: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CENTRAL PATH SIGNAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Robert E. Townsend, JR.
  • Patent number: 8534630
    Abstract: A vehicle hood opening and closing device including a slideable assembly with a linear separator bar that has a first end affixed to a first end support and a second end affixed to a second end support, a first intermediate carriage between the end supports, a second intermediate carriage between the second end support and first intermediate carriage, a first pneumatic cylinder with piston affixed to the first end support and cylinder affixed to the first intermediate carriage, a second pneumatic cylinder with cylinder affixed to the first and second intermediate carriages and piston affixed to a flexible element, wherein the flexible element slideably passes through a pulley assembly affixed to the second end support and attaches to a lift assembly that has a lift plate and at least two vacuum cups, and pneumatic control system pneumatically connected to the two pneumatic cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Herbert E. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20130168520
    Abstract: A testing apparatus includes a supporting device and a mounting device. The mounting device includes a clamping member. The clamping member includes a first clamping post, a second clamping post, and a screw post located between the first clamping post and the second clamping post. The first clamping post includes a clamping portion for positioning an electronic device. The screw post is moveable relative to the first clamping post and the second clamping post in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to a plane of the supporting device located, so that a distance between the clamping portion and the supporting device is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8439323
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus for hanging a display device. In one implementation, the apparatus for hanging a display device, includes an upper mount plate suitable for attaching to a flat surface having a left cable extending downward and approximately normal to a longitudinal axis of the upper mount plate and a right cable extending downward and approximately normal to the longitudinal axis of the upper mount plate. In addition, the apparatus further includes a lower mount plate attachable to a back portion of a display device. The left cable is coupled to at least two approximately vertically aligned receiving points on a left portion of the lower mount plate. The right cable is coupled to at least two approximately vertically aligned receiving points on a right portion of the lower mount plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Ka-Chunk LLC
    Inventors: Hyon S. Bae, Gary Curtis Gehrke, William Richardson Jones, III, Ann Laurent Torres
  • Publication number: 20130099083
    Abstract: A ceiling fixture support arm includes a rotational mechanism for interfacing the arm with ceiling support system structure. An extended member of the support arm and a member perpendicular thereto may include a rotational mechanism integral thereto as a hinged portion, or tab, thereof. One or more channels of the ceiling support structure may contain a plurality of flexible sections spaced at intervals along the length of two upper flanges that are separated by a channel width. Each section comprises a cantilevered tab formed in the flange material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy GAGNE, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8348213
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism adapted to adjust a position of a projection unit relative to a fixing object is provided. The adjusting mechanism includes a base, a sliding plate, a first screw, and an elastic element. The base is adapted to be fixed to the fixing object. The sliding plate is slidably disposed on the base along a first axis and adapted to be fixed to the projection unit. The first screw is fixed to the sliding plate and screwed to the base, wherein the first screw drives the projection unit to move relatively to the base along the first axis when the first screw is rotated. The elastic element is compressed between the base and the sliding plate along the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Sea-Huang Lee
  • Patent number: 8345449
    Abstract: A mounting system for the display of an audio/visual product. A cable-based mounting system for an audio/visual product includes at least one hanging cable and at least one attachment mechanism. The at least one attachment mechanism is configured to operatively engage with a plurality of various mounting patterns located on the rear of the audio/visual product. The cable-based mounting system allows for the relatively inexpensive and uncomplicated mounting of the audio/visual product on a display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Lee Anderson, Vlad Gleyzer
  • Publication number: 20120257174
    Abstract: A carrier system for a medical treatment facility includes a track device that is to be suspended from a ceiling of the medical treatment facility and that determines a curved path, and a lifting device to move a medical device between an upper resting position and a lower operating position, such that the lifting device can move along the path determined by the track device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Omid Abri, Stephan Schrader, Thorsten Karge, Julian Verkin
  • Patent number: 8267628
    Abstract: A threaded anchor for concrete metal deck floors includes a hollow plastic sleeve having an internally threaded top portion, a flared top end forming several outwardly-extending fingers, and a bottom end. A threaded bolt has a head end and a shaft with external threads mating with the threads of the hollow plastic sleeve. The shaft of the bolt includes internal threads having at least two different diameters. A nut is threaded to mate with the external threads on the bolt. In use, the assembled insert is punched in place through a hole formed in a metal deck layer. The fingers of the plastic sleeve collapse as the assembly is passed through the hole and expand below the deck. The nut is then tightened against the top of the deck to hold the insert in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: MW Engineering
    Inventors: William T. Noce, Soi Q. Hoang
  • Patent number: 8231096
    Abstract: A telescopic tube set for a bridge transport system is disclosed. The telescopic tube set includes cylindrical tubes each having an upper end, at which an upper ring is mounted, and a lower end, at which a lower ring is mounted, the cylindrical tubes having different diameters, pulleys mounted to respective inner wall surfaces of a part of the tubes, and extension/retraction lines each having an end connected to the upper ring of a corresponding one of the tubes, and an opposite end connected to the upper ring of another corresponding one of the tubes while extending around the pulley mounted to the tube interposed between the corresponding tubes. A plurality of bearings are installed at the lower ring to guide the tube, at which the lower ring is mounted, such that the tube extends or retracts straight in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignees: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyo Jik Lee, Byung Suk Park, Jong Kwang Lee, Ki Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8203854
    Abstract: A display suspending frame device includes a suspending seat and at least one suspending frame. The suspending seat includes an upright mounting plate, a rear slide rail set disposed forwardly of the mounting plate and connected to the mounting plate, and a front slide rail set disposed forwardly of the rear slide rail set and connected to the rear slide rail set. The at least one suspending frame is for mounting to a rear face of a display and is mounted slidably on the front slide rail set. By arranging the rear slide rail set between the mounting plate of the suspending seat and the front slide rail set, a space is provided for accommodating an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsi Tsai, Chih-Hsiung Chen, Shuang-Ji Jiang, Yao-Wen Hsu, Hong-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 8157235
    Abstract: This device for fixing a wire cable raceway onto a threaded rod (4) includes: a body (6) with support members (12; 54; 12?) featuring a first support surface and a second support surface opposite the first support surface, elements for fixing onto a threaded rod (4) including two elastic arms (8) each provided with a notch (20), the bottom of which is intended to cooperate with the thread of the threaded rod (4) in order to assure locking of the fixing device onto the threaded rod (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: I.C.M. Group
    Inventors: Stéphane Quertelet, Ludovic Warin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8091849
    Abstract: A suspension device for a hardware element, which includes a mobile carriage, an arm designed to support the equipment to be suspended, and means for connecting between the arm and the carriage, in which the connection means include damping means in order to damp movement of the arm in relation to the mobile carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Sadak Ayadhi
  • Patent number: 8047495
    Abstract: A height adjustable container system which includes a container through which at least one elongated, inner supporting member extends. The supporting member is secured at one end to a mounting system consisting of a ceiling mount and corresponding U-bracket/bolt combination. In one embodiment of the invention, an elongated inner supporting member is telescopically located within an elongated outer supporting member. A spring biased press button or mechanical stop component extending from the inner supporting member allows the outer supporting member on which the container is mounted to be vertically lowered, so that when the container is used as a planter, the plants in the container can be watered and when the container is a bird feeder, bird food can be added to the feeder. By simply pushing the container upward along the supporting member, the container is again elevated and locked in its elevated, suspended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Zenith Innovation, LLC
    Inventors: Peter S. Vosbikian, Robert Petner
  • Publication number: 20110253864
    Abstract: A temporary shaft support system is provided that can be used with an enclosure such as food processing equipment. The system may include a holder for engaging a shaft to be supported, and a lift that is supported from the food processing equipment at a position that is higher than the shaft to allow the shaft to be suspended and supported without occupying floor space of the food processing equipment. The lift may be supported by a top wall of the food processing equipment or may be supported by a drive mount that attaches a shaft-rotating drive to the food processing equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy J. Isenberg, John E. Zirbel
  • Patent number: 8038106
    Abstract: A beam clamp includes a clamp base and a rotational portion. The base includes an interior cavity and an external surface. The base and the rotational portion are pivotably connected by a mateable device. The rotational portion extends into the interior cavity of the base and the rotational portion includes a torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey D. Magno, Jr., Xueming Cai
  • Patent number: 8016686
    Abstract: A retractable challenge course having a support beam (15); an overhead tracking member (120) secured with respect to the support beam (15); a vertical support member (125) pivotally connected via a pivot aperture (220) to the support beam (15), the vertical support member (125) extending downwardly from the support beam (15) to support an element (40) disposed below the support beam (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: James A. Liggett, Troy Garland
  • Patent number: 7963495
    Abstract: A ceiling mounted lift for a multimedia projector that can be installed into a hollow ceiling. The same is equipped with a frame-shaped base plate (2) that can be fitted to an original ceiling, and with a platform (5) receiving the projector that can be lowered in relation to the base plate (2) from a non-usage position into a usage position. For lowering and lifting the platform (5) lifting spindles (3) that can be driven equally in both rotation directions and co-operatively connected with spindle nuts (4) are provided. The lifting spindles (3) as well as the spindle nuts (4) are equipped with a circular thread, whereby the spindle nuts (4) consist of Nylon thread nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Hans Weibel
  • Patent number: 7922145
    Abstract: An adjustable support stand is mounted on a pre-cast concrete wall panel form to facilitate the leveling of the form and the support of the form about the production plant floor. The adjustable support stand includes a frame portion that houses a threaded rod positional fixed for rotation within the frame portion to drive a vertical movement of the leg member in response to rotation of the threaded rod. The adjustable support stand further includes a clamping apparatus that detachably mounts the frame portion to the flanges of a steel beam frame member. The actuator member can be a nut welded to the top of the threaded rod to affect movement of the engaged leg member in response to manipulation with a powered or manually operated hand tool, or a gear set and an orthogonal drive shaft that transfers rotation from a hand tool to the threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: SWA Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven L. Martin
  • Publication number: 20100314502
    Abstract: An adjustable hanger has a receiver having a hole arranged to allow mounting of the receiver on a fixed element, and a body opening in the receiver arranged to accept a connector. An adjustable hanger has a mounting having a hole arranged to allow the mounting to be mounted to a fixed element, and a shaft opening, a receiver having a shaft opening, a shaft having a portion insertable into the shaft opening on the mounting such that shaft can move relative to the mounting, and a portion insertable into the shaft opening on the receiver, and a connector arranged to be insertable into a connector opening on the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: HAMMER, LLC
    Inventors: KEVIN JAMES MILES, KIM PAUL RAMSAY