Cord Supported Patents (Class 248/328)
  • Patent number: 10281125
    Abstract: A portable lighting device includes a body, a lighting unit supported by the body, and a terminal block supported by the body. The terminal block is configured to connect to a power source and provide electrical energy to the lighting unit to illuminate a light emitting diode. The portable lighting device also includes a hanging cable configured to hang the body from a support structure. The hanging cable has a first end secured to the body and a second end portion opposite the first end. The portable lighting device further includes a cable clamp mechanism supported by the body. The cable clamp mechanism engages the second end portion of the hanging cable to allow adjustment of a length of the hanging cable between the first end and the cable clamp mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 10273992
    Abstract: Disclosed is a panel support including a block and a slide. The block has an aperture therein into which the slide can be inserted and the slide has a flange at or adjacent its distal end. A locking unit is provided actuable to substantially lock the slide in a desired position relative to the block so as to clamp a planar member between the slide and the block. Also described is a mounting system utilizing a plurality of panel supports carrying a planar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PIZAZZ INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: David Grenville Pountney
  • Patent number: 10215219
    Abstract: Multi-function tool and handle hook adapted for attachment to and convenient hanging of a plurality of tools or releasable receipt and engagement of a bail or wire handle on a bucket or other tool comprising a hook member, a releasable tightening member, and a multi-function attachment member adapted for engaging and firmly holding any of the plurality of tools together with the tightening member. The attachment member and the tightening member comprise a channel with a plurality of parallel channel walls, each wall also comprising an opposing hooked end, adapted alternatively for receiving and releasably holding in the attachment member and tightening member any one of a plurality of differently-configured caulking guns, for example, and releasable receipt and pivotable transverse engagement with a wire handle, for example for a bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jeremiah Morley
  • Patent number: 10139063
    Abstract: A system for suspending and powering an electrically-powered fixture, such as a luminaire, with a coaxial suspension cable, and for attaching the fixture to the cable and to a structure, such as a ceiling, using at least one cable gripping devices, such that the height of the fixture may be adjusted. The suspension cable may comprise an inner cable, which may include a plurality of strength strands wound around a conductive strand; and an outer conductor, such as a copper mesh, separated from the inner cable by an insulator layer. The system may include an assembly mounted to the structure and an assembly mounted to the fixture, each assembly configured to grip the inner cable at one end of the suspension cable and to allow a first conductive path to the inner cable and a second conductive path, insulated from the first conductive path, along the outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Griplock Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Kwast, Hugo Napier
  • Patent number: 10086725
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a foot supporting apparatus/accessory device for chairs and seats. Each footrest comprises a base for supporting a foot and connected to a ring through a pair of strings passed through a pair of tubes. The ring is coupled to a hanging mechanism attached to clamp for attaching the foot rest to the back of seat at the front of a passenger in train/bus/airplane. The base is a fabric foldable to take a shape of the foot of the passenger in hanging condition. Several knots are provided at a plurality of locations along a length of the hanging mechanism. The clamp is engaged with a knot based on desired height to hang and hold the foot rest at a desired height to provide a desired leg space to enable the passenger to move the foot freely and at any degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Archimedes Perdios
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9010707
    Abstract: A wall mount for a display apparatus to vertically move an apparatus body of the display apparatus in an electromotive manner and a display apparatus having the same are provided. A wire is mounted at the rear of the apparatus body. The wall mount includes a plurality of wire hanging members fixed to a rear of the apparatus; a wire connected between the wire hanging members; a guide member which is configure to move vertically while supporting the wire, to thereby move the apparatus vertically, the guide member not being exposed when the apparatus is viewed from a front of the apparatus; and a base member which is configured to be fixed to the wall to vertically move the guide member in an electromotive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo Sung In, Jae Hoo Park, Jin Sung Kim
  • Publication number: 20150028172
    Abstract: A suspension device for suspending a display unit comprises a fixation element for securing the suspension device to a support surface, and a plurality of suspension members for removably receiving the display unit and suspending the display unit from the fixation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Israeli
  • Patent number: 8931936
    Abstract: A height-adjustable pendant lamp canopy assembly with an overhead-mounted junction box; a base-plate mounted transformer therein; an apertured insulating spacer plate below the base plate; a releasable cord grip with a threaded lower end protruding through the aperture; and, a clamping nut securing, releasably, the canopy cover on the end of the cord grip. A cord braid connector has a metal body with a cord-receiving, through-socket, a terminating portion for a fixture ground wire, and, a transverse screw hole. A braid-clamping, metal collar is clamped around braid of cord extending through the through-socket with the collar stuffed axially into the through-socket; and a clamping screw in the screw hole anchoring the metal collar and braid in the through-socket in a permanent electrical connection of the braid and the connector body, irrespective of limited lamp raising or lowering movement of the lamp power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: W.A.C. Lightning Company Ltd
    Inventors: Sean Tham, Molly McGee, JunQuan Rao
  • Patent number: 8870145
    Abstract: The invention is a clothes hanging assembly comprising a ceiling-mounted support structure and a height adjustable clothes hanging rod. The support structure includes a plurality of cords and pulleys which enable the rod to be raised or lowered. The rod and hanging clothes items may be hoisted to an elevated position adjacent to the ceiling for drying of clothes or storage of the assembly in a space-saving manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Gordon G. Carlson, Lois Carlson
  • Patent number: 8833717
    Abstract: An hanger apparatus including one or more extension elements with each extension element including a top portion and a bottom portion with the top portion having at least one flexible connector connection with the top portion also in communication with the bottom portion and the bottom portion including apertures for connecting a pool pole-head attachment, with the apparatus additionally including a flexible connector connecting to the at least one flexible connector connection of the top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: George David Holmes
  • Patent number: 8814119
    Abstract: An arbor apparatus for use in a counterweight rigging system includes a support structure for supporting counterweight bricks in stacked arrangement. The arbor apparatus can be front-loading with left side, back and right side supports. The arbor apparatus can include a plurality of shelf members spaced apart in a longitudinal direction between the top and bottom ends. The arbor apparatus can also include a gate mechanism. The arbor apparatus can be implemented as a retrofit to existing manual counterweight rigging systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Grid Well Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Boychuk, Jeremy Carl Anderson
  • Patent number: 8733985
    Abstract: An example includes a lamp system couplable to a vertical structure and a horizontal structure, the system including a base including a first electrical contact couplable to a power source, a motor coupled to the base, the motor couplable to the power source, a cord coupled to the motor, with the motor configured to extend and retract the cord with respect to the base and a lamp socket coupled to the cord, the lamp socket including a second electrical contact mateable to the first electrical contact to electrically couple the lamp socket to the power source, wherein the base is hingedly couplable to a hinge plate, with a proximal portion of the hinge plate to be hinged to a side of the base in a vertical-mount configuration, with the cord extending through a channel located on a distal end of the hinge plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: GLS Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Greg Lyle Storm
  • Patent number: 8695936
    Abstract: A supporting device to a display apparatus to prevent a wire from separating from a wire hanger. The supporting device to fix the display apparatus to a wall includes a wire part coupled to the display apparatus, a wire hanger mounted to the wall, the wire hanger to hang the wire part on the wall, and a separation protector provided at the wire hanger, the separation protector serving to prevent the wire part from separating from the wire hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo Park, Boo Keun Yoon, Sang Hak Kim, Jin Sung Kim, Woo Sung In
  • Patent number: 8672146
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable combination neckwear and jewelry storage device comprised of a head rail assembly, a jewelry rail assembly, and a plurality of neckwear rods operatively connected together such that jewelry rail assembly and the plurality of neckwear rods vertically adjust with respect to the head rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas L. Cole
  • Publication number: 20140068885
    Abstract: A lift device is provided which allows a surface-contacting feature to articulate. The device raises and lowers a squeegee regardless of its lateral location. An actuator arm is provided on one end of a pivot arm channel such that when the actuator arm fully extends it disengages from the one end of the pivot arm channel. An actuator cable remains in tension such that it may be raised or lowered regardless of whether the surface-contacting feature's lateral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Karcher North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Fischer, Ronald Matthew Forbes
  • Patent number: 8567738
    Abstract: An IV hanger providing a portable adjustable hanging attachment for conventional intravenous equipment comprises an attachment method, a pulley system, and a hanging bracket. The attachment method comprises a plurality of attachment means for attaching the apparatus to an elevated structure. The attachment method is integrally connected to a pulley system which allows a user to selectively adjust the height of the hanging bracket relative to the frame. The hanging bracket provides a plurality of attachment hooks for support of IV equipment. The apparatus is particularly adapted for veterinary field calls where ground-based support system are prone to damage or disturbance by animal patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: James Adair
  • Publication number: 20130146732
    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: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Herbert E. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8444101
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey T Holman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8418980
    Abstract: A suspending unit and a medium holding member used therefor, which suspending unit enables the installation and removal operations of information displaying medium to be easily carried out even when the suspending unit is placed on a base such as an unreachable ceiling or wall, and can also firmly hold the information displaying medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Wayo Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hiroshi Wakura
  • Patent number: 8333357
    Abstract: An adjustment assembly to quickly and efficiently adjust the length of a lanyard used in conjunction with aircraft umbilical connector release mechanisms. The lanyard cable includes at least two retaining mechanisms spaced apart thereon. The adjustment assembly includes a cam portion that retains one of the retaining mechanisms when in the locked position, and allows movement of the retaining mechanisms through the adjustment assembly when in the released position. The cable length can be adjusted when in the released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Patrick John Laughlin
  • Patent number: 8313068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lifting device for a display apparatus that may include a tilting unit to allow a user to easily adjust a viewing angle of the display apparatus. The lifting device may include a wire connected to the display apparatus, and at least one tilting unit to adjust a viewing angle of the display apparatus. The tilting unit may include a rotatable arm to adjust a distance between a wall and the display apparatus, and a rotation obstructer to provide the arm, which may be supported on both the wall and the display apparatus, with a force counter to a force applied by the display apparatus to the wall when no external force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo Park, Boo Keun Yoon, Sang Hak Kim, Gi Hyun Tae, Bong Joo Kim
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20120018610
    Abstract: Stage usable device, such as a moving light, is held on a platform that is raised and lowered by a winch connected to a truss. The winch can be connected inside the truss, outside the truss such as above or below the truss, or in corner blocks of the truss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: PRODUCTION RESOURCE GROUP L.L.C.
    Inventor: James Kempf
  • Patent number: 8070122
    Abstract: A scissor-action carrier for suspending a sign or other display from an overhead inverted “U” shaped channel support track. The scissor-action carrier comprises an elongated first arm and an elongated second arm pivotally connected to one another at a pivot axis. A rotatable wheel is attached to an upper end of each elongated arm. Wherein the wheels are individually insertable into and removable from the “U” shaped channel. A connector means is arranged at a lower end of each arm to permit support of a sign or other display therefrom when the carrier is inserted within the support track and the connector means of each arm are in respective alignment with one another, wherein the arms are prevented from rotating freely and the wheels are kept inside of the support track when the carrier is supporting a sign or other display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, David E. Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • 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: 7887017
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative item adapted to be suspended from a dwelling closure, including a hanger bracket that has an upper hook portion for placement over a top of the dwelling closure, a lower support portion, and an elongate suspension arm extending therebetween. A decoration is supported by the lower support portion and a self-contained power supply is mounted to the upper hook portion for providing power to the decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Korina Moran
  • Patent number: 7883069
    Abstract: A lifting device used to fix the display apparatus to a wall. The display apparatus can be formed in a rear surface thereof with a plurality of holes. The lifting device includes a wire having both ends coupled to any one pair of holes of the plurality of holes, and a wire hanger fixed to the wall and used to hang the wire on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Jae Hoo Park, Boo Keun Yoon, Sang Hak Kim, Gi Hyun Tae, Bong Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 7845609
    Abstract: A loop line comprised of a pair of side by side cords of equal length and knots equispaced along said cords for joining the cords together and defining loops between the knots. The cords preferably are limp monofilament with knots tied or are string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted or woven together and the knots for joining the cords together are formed by interlacing, braiding or looping the cords. The strands are selected from at least one of polymer, polyester or metal wire fibers. For hanging an item, the loop line has a proximal end terminating at a knot and a distal end terminating in a knot, the proximal end of the loop line is wrapped around or inserted in a hole in the item, the distal end is passed through a loop formed in the loop line at the knot at the proximal end to form a hitch attached to the item, and the loop line is hung from a knot formed in the loop line at the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Robina B. Bernard
  • Patent number: 7810793
    Abstract: A pulley actuator implements a motor to drive a screw and a guide rod to relatively expand or retract while utilizing one flexible rope and two pulleys to drive three telescoped tubes to relatively expand or retract move correspondingly. The pulley actuator has a simplified structure as compared with the known devices and is easy to fabricate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Hiwin Mikrosystem Corp.
    Inventors: Hsin-An Chiang, Jin-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 7806351
    Abstract: A stowable device for ejecting fluids onto the underside and wheel regions of a vehicle includes a base member joined at one end to a handle member such that the angle between the members can be controllably varied and retained at a desired angle. A source of fluid is coupled through flexible tubing terminating in a fluid jet disposed adjacent the base member distal end. The desired angle is determined by a length of cord extending from base to handle member. The exposed cord length is user-controllable by lockably spooling excess cord length into a rotatable spool reservoir attached to the handle member. User-adjustment of the desired angle also determined handle height above ground. Alternatively, the desired angle (and handle height above ground) is user-determined by adjusting effective length of a rigid rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: John Bakas
  • Publication number: 20100230572
    Abstract: An adjustment assembly to quickly and efficiently adjust the length of a lanyard used in conjunction with aircraft umbilical connector release mechanisms. The lanyard cable includes at least two retaining mechanisms spaced apart thereon. The adjustment assembly includes a cam portion that retains one of the retaining mechanisms when in the locked position, and allows movement of the retaining mechanisms through the adjustment assembly when in the released position. The cable length can be adjusted when in the released position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Patrick John Laughlin
  • Patent number: 7673409
    Abstract: A sign holder arrangement for the support of a sign from an overhead support. The holder arrangement comprises an upper sign holder assembly clamped upon an upper edge of the sign and a lower sign holder assembly clamped upon a lower edge of the sign. At least one outer support clip is disposed peripherally around the upper sign holder. The clip has a cable attached thereto and to the overhead support to hold the sign therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Rebecca Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Publication number: 20090278018
    Abstract: A lifting device of a display apparatus to allow for an upward/downward movement of the display apparatus and to improve a utility in installation space. The lifting device includes at least one wire coupled to the display apparatus, a lifting unit connected to the wire to move the display apparatus in a first direction or a second direction using a first force acting on the display apparatus. The lifting unit includes a position retainer to apply a second force counter to a weight of the display apparatus in order to maintain the display apparatus at a position, if the first force is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo PARK, Boo Keun Yoon
  • Patent number: 7610717
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flower pot (1) made of deep drawn plastic material and provided for a hanging flower pot wherein a suspension part (2) comprises a plurality of strands (5) that are linked via hook clips (3) with the pot rim (4) that has an outer continuous contour. The aim of the invention is to provide a flower pot that, in accordance with the special technical conditions during the deep drawing, is provided with a fixation of the seat (7) of the hook clips (3), while maintaining a good distribution of suspension loads between the pot and the hook clips and safeguarding an appealing yet easy to handle shape. To achieve this aim, the pot rim (4) has tapered sections extending inwards towards a wall contiguous with the bottom. These tapered sections form a seat (7) for the hook clips (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Gebr. Poeppelmann Kunststoffwek-Werkzeugbau
    Inventors: Reinhard Lüken, Alfons Sieverding
  • Patent number: 7611116
    Abstract: Provided herein is a novel decorative cover that is used for camouflaging a hook concealed therein. The decorative cover is aesthetically pleasing and truly accentuates the beauty of the plant as opposed to being an unsightly distraction. The cover can be easily used with various types of fastening members and each can be interchanged according to the users wishes. Furthermore, the preferred fastening member is adjustable in height and also is interconnected onto a swivel. Whereby, the user can manually rotate the plant to promote overall even growth resultant from regulated exposure to the sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventors: Cathy D. Santa Cruz, Edward A. Carwin
  • Patent number: 7588232
    Abstract: A synchronous actuator comprises a telescopic cylinder assembly having at least three pivotally connected cylinders, a drive assembly and a driven assembly. The drive assembly is connected to two adjacent cylinders. The driven assembly is connected to three adjacent cylinders. With the drive assembly and the driven assembly, the cylinders of the telescopic cylinder assembly can be extended or retracted synchronously in axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Hiwin Mikrosystem Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Chun Wei, Jin-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 7575214
    Abstract: An omnipositional cable-suspension system suspends an inanimate object. A pair of spaced apart holes pass through the object. A first closed cable loop passes through both of the holes and a first hooking point, so that a first cable is movable within the holes. A second closed cable loop passes through both of these holes and to a second hooking point, so that the second cable is also movable within the holes. The inanimate object can be moved from one position to another, while the object remains stable in any position so placed. This omnipositional cable-suspension system enables the suspension of any inanimate object (the “object”) that can be readily moved to any position about its three-dimensional axis without changing the cable-suspension system of the object. The object can be repositioned to any other stationary position as many times as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Badalament
  • Patent number: 7480448
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of suspended materials as a backdrop for photography or stage productions. The suspended materials may be stored on a spool device. Such spool devices may include tubes or spindles constructed of metal, of cardboard, of plastic or other lightweight and inexpensive materials. The spool device may also include means for attaching the tube or spindle to a lifting device. Such attachment means may include a pair of interconnectable coupling devices, one fixed to the spool and the second attached to the lifting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Gary D. Clegg
  • Patent number: 7437843
    Abstract: Apparatus for mounting a banner from a support member at a display height above ground level includes upper and lower banner mounting arms that are capable of receiving and mounting a banner with the assistance of an operator located at ground level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Hugues Y. Lefebvre
  • Publication number: 20080135711
    Abstract: A food serving device suspends a serving utensil so that the handle thereof is kept from falling into the food, while allowing use of the serving utensil for its intended function. The device may include a base having an upper surface having at least a food container station; an upper support; a serving utensil having a food serving end and a handle; an elastic element suspended from the support and extending generally downward therefrom that moveably couples the utensil to the support and is elastically stretchable. The elastic element supports the serving utensil in a suspended fashion such that, with the elastic element in the relaxed state, the handle is suspended in so as to be farther from the base upper surface than the serving end. Advantageously, the serving utensil is generally vertically oriented when supported by the elastic element in the relaxed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: TRACY AND ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE, INC.
    Inventor: Tracy Y. Bunting
  • Patent number: 7377487
    Abstract: A holding device is designed to compensate for the weight of a tool using a non-vertical length of an elastic rope. The elastic rope may be redirected using a pulley mounted to a carrier that is mounted to a support structure. The user is able to use the tool without supporting the entire weight of the tool during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Otten
  • Patent number: 7367538
    Abstract: A system for suspending an HVAC unit from one or more wood truss members through the use of one or more top lock plates connected to a top support member, one or more channels connected to the top of the HVAC unit, one or more bottom lock plates slidably connected to the one or more channels, and one or more suspension chains connected between the top lock plates and the bottom lock plates to adjustably suspend the HVAC unit at the desired height and pitch. The suspension system provides a system for suspending HVAC equipment in residential and light commercial applications that is safer, quicker, cheaper, more reliable and more accurate than systems currently in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Mad Metals, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan E Berlyn
  • Patent number: 7346962
    Abstract: A suspension or staying system uses a length of wire or cable with a hook or plain bead secured to one end. The hook may be secured directly or indirectly to a structure, or pass around a fixed structure such as a beam, purlin or girder, or something fixed thereto, such as a clip, hook or eye, and hooked to the length of wire to form a loop. The hook may include an enlarged beaded end which may be used directly with some fasteners or clamps, or with a clip to form a loop. The clip may be used with the plain beaded end or a hooked beaded end. The enlarged bead of either enables the length of wire to be caught by somewhat smaller holes in a variety of structural fasteners. The other or free end of the wire or cable is extended through a jam cleat and around an object to be suspended or stayed, and then back through the jam cleat to form a tightenable, adjustable loop simply by pulling on the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Geert van Gijsel, Peter Naaijkens, Raymond S. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 7325778
    Abstract: A fastening device (1) for attaching utensils hanging on a suspension system in such a way that they do not fall off. The device includes a fastening loop (5) which can be looped around a rod (3) pertaining to the suspension system in order to be connected to the suspension system. The fastening loop (5) is wider (22) at the ends thereof (21), the widened ends penetrating openings (19) formed in a retaining body (6). The fastening device (1) also includes a main body (9) which can be connected to a fastening rod (17) of a connection element (10) by a fastening pin (12), with the connection element being fixed to the utensils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: MAVID GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Kuhn
  • Patent number: 7320453
    Abstract: Generally, the present invention (referred to also as the “suspension system”) is incorporated in a system for suspending an HVAC unit from one or more wood truss members through the use of one or more top lock plates connected to the wood truss, one or more bottom lock plates connected to the HVAC unit, and one or more suspension chains connected between the top lock plates and the bottom lock plates. The suspension system provides a system for suspending HVAC equipment in residential and light commercial applications that is safer, quicker, cheaper, more reliable and more accurate than systems currently in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Mad Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E Berlyn, Ward D. Cole, Bradley Kevin Hall, Steven Joseph Wilkie, Frank Edward Cole
  • Patent number: 7287728
    Abstract: Cable Support Systems for supporting an object at a desired distance below an overhead beam or other overhead structure are provided. Novel clamps for clamping to the overhead structure are fitted to support cables that encircle objects to be supported by the cable support systems. The novel clamps have internal methods to support the cables. The cables are then encircled around the objects and fixed relative to the clamp. The distances between the object and the clamps may be precisely controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Ductmate Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan B. Shuey
  • Patent number: 7281695
    Abstract: A pivotable suspension element includes a support member having a part-spherical bearing surface clamp element and a body portion, the body portion having an integral formation of a slot to receive a part of a component to which the pivotable suspension element may be secured; a locator formation for the clamp element whereby, in use, the clamp element may be operated to clamp a flange in the slot; a part-spherical seat, and a through-passage extending through the body from the part-spherical seat, wherein the curvature of the part-spherical seat of the body portion corresponds substantially with that of the bearing surface of the support member and wherein the cross-sectional size of the through-passage increases in a direction away from the part-spherical seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Access Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Edward Jordan