Pipe Or Cable Patents (Class 248/49)
  • Patent number: 11028585
    Abstract: A floor support system for a grain bin having an elevated floor formed of a plurality of planks and supported by a plurality of floor supports is presented. The system includes a plurality of support members and a plurality of holding members. The support members are formed of an elongated member that provides structural strength and rigidity. The holding members fit over the support members and engage the upper end of the floor supports. The support members and holding members are quickly and easily installed by placing the support members on the floor supports and placing the holding members over the support members. Once the support members and holding members are in place on the floor supports, the elevated floor is assembled over the holding members and support members that provide support to the elevated floor when spanning increased distances between adjacent floor supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SUKUP MANUFACTURING CO.
    Inventors: Randy Marcks, Ryan Olson
  • Patent number: 11022235
    Abstract: A pipe support system includes a pipe base, a threaded stud having a head, a saddle supported above the pipe base, and a shoe removably nested along a concave upper surface of the saddle. Methods for installing the pipe support system include determining a height of a joint of pipe above a ground surface; selecting a length of pipe for the pipe base in accordance with the height of the joint of pipe above the ground surface, thereby making a macro-adjustment; and rotating a threaded stud relative to a stud housing in order to make a micro-adjustment to the height of t\he joint of pipe; and placing the joint of pipe onto the shoe, thereby supporting the pipe above the ground surface. A method for replacing the shoe when it becomes worn is also provided by reversing said installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Comalander Fabrication and Services, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher R. Comalander
  • Patent number: 10995882
    Abstract: A clamp can be configured to secure a circular object and can include a first clamp member and a second clamp member. The first clamp member can include a first clamp portion and the second clamp member can include a second clamp portion. The first clamp portion and the second clamp portion can be configured to receive the circular object therebetween, and to secure the circular object within the clamp with the second clamp member nested with the first clamp member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson
  • Patent number: 10989332
    Abstract: A boom assembly for a lift device includes a plurality of telescoping boom sections. The plurality of telescoping boom sections include a base boom section, a mid boom section, and a fly boom section. The plurality of telescoping boom sections define an inner volume. The boom assembly also includes a push tube and a support member positioned within the inner volume. The boom assembly also includes a power track positioned within the inner volume that includes a plurality of movable links and a supported portion that interfaces with the support member. The push tube includes a second end portion opposite the first end portion of the push tube. The second end portion of the push tube is directly coupled to the base boom section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: McKenzie M. Ditty, Matthew G. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10981189
    Abstract: Provided herein is a fire protection sprinkler system including a hanging connector joining together a plurality of flexible conduits. In one approach a sprinkler assembly includes a sprinkler body coupled to a first flexible conduit, and a hanging connector coupled to the first flexible conduit and to a second flexible conduit, wherein the hanging connector includes a hanging member extending outwardly from the hanging connector. The sprinkler assembly further includes a metallic connector extending between the hanging member and a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Beagen
  • Patent number: 10953980
    Abstract: An aircraft assembly having: a first part; a second part, the first part being movably mounted relative to a second part; a dynamic conduit arranged such that movement of the first part relative to the second part causes the dynamic conduit to move through a movement volume from a first conduit position to a second conduit position; a first fastener arranged to couple a component to the aircraft assembly, at least some of the first fastener residing within the movement volume of the dynamic conduit; and a safety guide arranged to be coupled to the first fastener, the safety guide comprising a bridge portion which extends away from the first fastener within the movement volume of the dynamic conduit so as to support the dynamic conduit when the dynamic conduit is in the second conduit position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Ben Clark
  • Patent number: 10951014
    Abstract: A retention device (100) for a flexible cable (F) comprises: a perimeter wall (2) that defines an axial cavity (1) intended to house the flexible cable (F); two axial openings (11) disposed at the ends of the perimeter wall (2) and in communication with the axial cavity (1); at least two radial openings (12, 13) obtained in the perimeter wall (2) and in communication with the axial cavity (1); a slot (14) obtained in said perimeter wall (2) and disposed between said two radial openings (12, 13), in such a way that the flexible cable (F) can be inserted in the radial openings (12, 13) and in the slot (14), in a zigzag configuration; first, second and third fastening/unfastening means (3) disposed in said perimeter wall (2) to fasten/unfasten the device (100) to other devices (100); the fastening/unfastening means (3) being angularly spaced, in such a way that a device (100) can be fastened to three devices (100) according to different mounting configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ENCABLIST S.r.l.
    Inventors: Edoardo Capulli, Emma Capulli, Andrea Dini
  • Patent number: 10948122
    Abstract: Pipe insulation includes indicia thereon to facilitate differentiating the pipe insulation from other pipe insulation, even when a majority of the pipe insulation is not visible to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David Eugene Musick, Neil Robert Hettler, Timothy R. Clancy
  • Patent number: 10883789
    Abstract: A crossbow track assembly includes a crossbow track having a top surface and a side surface. The top surface includes an arrow track. The side surface includes a longitudinal passage leading to a longitudinal cavity. The side surface forms an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder of the longitudinal cavity. A second side surface may include a second longitudinal passage leading to a second longitudinal cavity. The second side surface may form an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder of the second longitudinal cavity. The crossbow track assembly may further include a crossbow accessory including an accessory body operatively connected to a plug, which is dimensioned to fit within the longitudinal cavity of the crossbow track for securing the accessory body to the crossbow track. The accessory body may be adjustably connected to the plug with a fastener. Alternatively, the plug may be in sliding engagement with the longitudinal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Barnett
  • Patent number: 10851916
    Abstract: An adapter for mounting cable hangers includes: a floor, a ceiling and side walls that span the floor and ceiling, wherein the ceiling includes a mounting hole; and a cross-member that extends between the side walls that defines at least one window between the cross-member, the floor and one of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Aviral Joshi, Christopher Stockman
  • Patent number: 10851917
    Abstract: A seismic clamp for securing a utility pipe to a rigid rod includes a pipe holder that secures the utility pipe to the seismic clamp. A rod fitting secures the rigid rod to the seismic clamp so that the rigid rod extends transverse to the utility pipe. A spacer is disposed between the holder and the rod fitting. The spacer inhibits the rigid rod from contacting the utility pipe when the utility pipe is secured to the seismic clamp, and the rigid rod is secured to the seismic clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Alexander W. Schickling, Nicholas R. Grahek, Bret Eilerman, Martin L. Witherbee, Stephanie D. Osborn, Sarah Hempen
  • Patent number: 10823256
    Abstract: A protective device for a cable in the form of a plurality of interconnected links forming a chain. At least one of the links comprises a retaining element, which may be a C-shaped or an L-shaped element which completes the formation of an enclosed void into which a cable can be inserted for protection. Each link preferably includes two opposed sidewalls connected by a bottom wall and the C-shaped or L-shaped element. When the retaining member is the L-shaped element, the L-shaped element is hingedly connected to one of the opposed sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Hung-Yen Ke
  • Patent number: 10816107
    Abstract: A clamp can be configured to secure a circular object and can include a first clamp member and a second clamp member. The first clamp member can include a first clamp portion and the second clamp member can include a second clamp portion. The first clamp portion and the second clamp portion can be configured to receive the circular object therebetween, and to secure the circular object within the clamp with the second clamp member nested with the first clamp member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ERICO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson
  • Patent number: 10809464
    Abstract: A optical fiber connecting device includes a hollow main body, balls, a sleeve ring, and a dust-proof sleeve. An hollow insertion portion of the hollow main body has a receiving recess and ball holes. The balls are received in the ball holes. The sleeve ring is sleeved around the receiving recess and has through holes respectively aligned with the ball holes. Each balls partially protrudes from one of the through holes. The dust-proof sleeve is removably sleeved around the hollow inserting portion and has an inner groove. The balls is engaged with the inner groove to retain the dust-proof sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Fiber Optic Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ling-Hua Zhu, Xing-Fu Mo, Jinan Zhou, Anh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10793090
    Abstract: A fastener for a vehicle actuation cable is provided. The fastener may include a body, a first foot, and a leg. The body may define an aperture that is sized to receive the vehicle actuation cable. The first foot may extend from the body and include a locking surface configured to engage a surface adjacent to an attachment aperture. The leg may outwardly extend from the body and a portion of the leg may be curved around a portion of an outer periphery of the body so that a distal portion of the leg is biased away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Schließsysteme GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal
    Inventor: David Rosales
  • Patent number: 10774951
    Abstract: A pipe support system includes a base having a collar, and an extension assembly that includes a threaded member having a first end and a second end. The first end has a leg configured to be received by the collar such that the extension assembly is supported by the base, and the second end has a tube with exterior threads. The extension assembly also includes a nut member having corresponding interior threads. The pipe support system also includes a support having an arm configured to be received within the tube and a head extending from one end of the arm. The support rests on the nut member such that upon rotation of the nut member, the head either raises or lowers with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: 10751142
    Abstract: A device and methods for holding a circular drain or circular gutter extension, including a connecting piece configured to connect to a drain or gutter extension, the connecting piece comprising a side portion arranged in a substantially circular configuration defining a flow chamber, at least a first frame segment positioned at a front of the side portion and extending at least partially into the flow chamber, and at least a first tab extending from an inner surface of the side portion into the flow chamber, and a stake connected to and extending outward from an outer surface of the side portion. The device is inserted or ratcheted upon the drain or tubing such that the tabs set into valleys of the tube for a secure connection such that when the stake is inserted into the ground the tubing is also secure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Rosendahl
  • Patent number: 10690268
    Abstract: A support and guiding apparatus for feeder lines having a feed pipe for excavation devices is disclosed. The apparatus has a support branch and a plurality of crosspieces connected with the support branch which includes ring chain having a first and a second series of rings linked to one another in an alternate manner, defining a longitudinal axis (X); a plurality of spacer elements coupled to rings of the first series of rings so that they cannot slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SOILMEC S.P.A.
    Inventors: Mirco Armando Raffuzzi, Franco Visani
  • Patent number: 10658822
    Abstract: A manipulator for separating sub-conductors in an energized single phase bundle includes a rigid support member and first and second actuators mounted on the support member, wherein each actuator is independently actuable of the other. Insulators are mounted on each actuator. A selectively releasable coupler is mounted on each insulator for selectively releasable coupling of each insulator to a corresponding sub-conductor. The actuators extend corresponding insulators independently of one another from the support member to thereby separate from each other by an optimized separation distance the distal ends of each insulator. When the corresponding sub-conductors of the single phase bundle are releasably coupled to the corresponding distal ends of the insulators the surge impedance loading of the single phase bundle may be improved by separation of the corresponding distal ends of the insulators and the sub-conductors by the optimized separation distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: Clifford William Devine, Daniel Neil O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10654324
    Abstract: An airless flexible tire comprising a belt, drive lugs, and traction lugs. The drive lugs extend inwardly from the belt and form annularly spaced, rigid, high torque points. The traction lugs extend outwardly from the belt and are annularly offset from the drive lugs so as to form flexible sections that deflect radially inwardly when the tire engages the ground. Each traction lug has an effective height as a function of its actual height, the angle that the traction lug extends relative to a radial axis, the angle of the traction lug's distal surface, and the amount the tire deflects radially inwardly near the traction lug so as to at least partially equalize a rolling radius of the wheel to reduce torque generated near the high torque points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Fredenburg
  • Patent number: 10632629
    Abstract: A cable guide device for guiding at least one supply cable along a robot arm includes a supply cable and a spring system configured to automatically return the supply cable from an extracted state into a retracted state. The device, has a front end section in the direction of extraction of the supply cable, and a rear end section in the direction of extraction of the supply cable. The device further includes a spring system seat permanently connected to the supply cable and on which the rear end section of the spring system is mounted, an abutment seat on which the front end section of the spring system is mounted, a fastening device configured to fasten the cable guide device to a link of the robot arm, and an adjustment device carrying the abutment seat and configured to mount the abutment seat for movement with respect to the fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Melina Nasradini, Vladimir Kurmyshkin, Stefan Karlinger, Jürgen Heitz, Frank Rohé
  • Patent number: 10626854
    Abstract: A device for fastening and/or guiding strand-shaped elements in wind turbines has a retaining body (1; 101) attachable to a carrier structure and a strand-receiving space (9; 109) as a bearing for at least one strand element introduced into it via an opening (29; 111) located on its outer side. The opening (29; 111) can be closed via a cover device (9; 117) having a pressure part (17; 129) movable into a clamping position via an energy storage (51; 137) to exert a retaining force within a clamping region on strand elements located in the strand-receiving space (9; 109). The cover device (9; 117) has a locking device (69; 141) via which the pressure part (17; 129) can be secured against a movement into the clamping position against the effect of the energy storage (51; 137) or released for a clamping movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HYDAC ACCESSORIES GMBH
    Inventor: Burhan Yagci
  • Patent number: 10622793
    Abstract: An energy chain for cables, which chain comprises chain links, of which at least a section of said chain links has side plates that are parallel to one another and has transverse connecting pieces that connect the side plates, wherein the majority of the guided cables run inside the chain links in a longitudinal direction, while at least one further cable is arranged outside the chain links and is supported by holding elements provided on the energy chain. Receptacles are attached on one side of the energy chain on the outer surfaces of at least some of the side plates in the region between each pair of pivot axes, in which receptacles the holding elements for the at least one further cable can be inserted along a plane that runs parallel to the side plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: IGUS GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Strack
  • Patent number: 10605442
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting device (1) for mounting holding rails (4a, 4b) for lamp housings to cut-outs (3) of suspended walls or ceilings, comprising a substantially rigid frame (15) and, connected thereto, a first holder (2a) for retaining a first holding rail (4a) and a second holder (2b) for retaining a second holding rail (4b), wherein the holders (2a, 2b) are designed to hold the holding rails (4a, 4b) parallel to and at a defined distance from each other. The invention further relates to a mounting system, comprising a mounting device (1) according to the invention and at least two holding rails (4a, 4b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Bader, Wolfgang Bechter, Wolfgang Gadner
  • Patent number: 10571214
    Abstract: A crossbow track assembly includes a crossbow track having a top surface and a side surface. The top surface includes an arrow track. The side surface includes a longitudinal passage leading to a longitudinal cavity. The side surface forms an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder of the longitudinal cavity. A second side surface may include a second longitudinal passage leading to a second longitudinal cavity. The second side surface may form an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder of the second longitudinal cavity. The crossbow track assembly may further include a crossbow accessory including an accessory body operatively connected to a plug, which is dimensioned to fit within the longitudinal cavity of the crossbow track for securing the accessory body to the crossbow track. The accessory body may be adjustably connected to the plug with a fastener. Alternatively, the plug may be in sliding engagement with the longitudinal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Barnett
  • Patent number: 10441749
    Abstract: A securement device for securing a medical article is disclosed. The securement device comprises a base and a first securing portion comprising a strap that is movable between an open position and a closed position and a connector disposed on the base. The strap cooperates with the connector in the closed position to form an enclosure. The strap further comprises a curvilinear segment that projects inwardly into the enclosure in a convex orientation when the strap is in the closed position. Securement systems for securing medical articles and methods of securing at least a portion of a medical article to a patient are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naimul Karim, Peter M. Eisenberg, Jia Hu, Chaodi Li, Shilpi K. Sanghi, Jennifer N. Hanson, Thomas G. Skulley
  • Patent number: 10444459
    Abstract: An articulating cable guide system for routing cables includes a plurality of fittings connected together via ball and socket coupling. Each fitting includes a base defining a cable support surface and a pair of opposing sidewalls extending therefrom, the support surface and the sidewalls cooperating to define an open first end, an open second end, and an open access end of the base. Each fitting includes at least one of a ball mount and a socket mount. The ball mount includes a plurality of pins aligned along a first plane and the socket mount defines a plurality of slots configured to receive the pins, wherein the pins and the slots restrict the movement of the coupling to pivotal motion generally along two perpendicular planes, wherein each of the two perpendicular planes is different than the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Jon Haataja
  • Patent number: 10422444
    Abstract: A device for fixing components, particularly pipes or tubes, includes two fixing parts with recesses, which can be connected to each other, the parts forming a bushing in the mounted state, the inner contour thereof being designed to receive a pipe or a tube, at least one sacrificial element being arranged for minimizing corrosion, particularly crevice corrosion, in the event of a respectively received component being increasingly consumed with the onset of corrosion and reduction of the service life of the fixation. At least one fixing part includes at least one recess which opens up into the inner contour of the bushing and in which at least one sacrificial element is movably arranged, the sacrificial element being pre-stressed in the direction of the bushing by a spring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Stefan Koenig
  • Patent number: 10422446
    Abstract: A cable hanger for mounting cables to a mounting structure includes: a base panel; a pair of arms attached to opposite ends of the base panel; and a pair of locking projections, each locking projection being attached adjacent a free end of a respective arm. Each arm is configured to define a respective internal cavity configured to grasp cable. The arms and the base panel combine to define an external cavity for grasping cable. The cable hanger can be deflected from a relaxed state to a deflected state by forcing the locking projections toward each other. In the deflected state the cable hanger may be mounted to a mounting structure, with the arms inserted through a hole in the mounting structure and exerting outward pressure on edges of the hole, and the locking projections maintaining the cable hanger in a mounted position on the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Aviral Joshi, Ronald A. Vaccaro, Taig S. Rajpal
  • Patent number: 10393290
    Abstract: A clamp can be configured to secure a circular object and can include a first clamp member and a second clamp member. The first clamp member can include a first clamp portion and the second clamp member can include a second clamp portion. The first clamp portion and the second clamp portion can be configured to receive the circular object therebetween, and to secure the circular object within the clamp with the second clamp member nested with the first clamp member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ERICO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson
  • Patent number: 10342155
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a finger clip for providing controlled cable access to a cable routing aperture through a gap defined between adjacent first and second cable management members. The finger clip can be constructed and arranged for slidable engagement with at least one of a first extension of the first cable management member and a second extension of the second cable management member such that the finger clip can slide between an open position in which the gap is unobscured by the main body and a closed position in which the gap is closed by the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Wenyong Wu
  • Patent number: 10332659
    Abstract: Method of producing a high voltage electrical insulation, in that (i) an ultra-violet radiation as well as thermally curable composition, comprising at least one UV-curable and heat-curable epoxy resin, at least one cationic photo-initiator and at least one cationic thermal-initiator, is provided, and that (ii) ultraviolet radiation as well as heat is applied to the curable composition in any desired sequence for a time long enough until complete curing of the curable composition is obtained and products obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Anna Di Gianni, Lars E. Schmidt, Patrick Meier, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 10302888
    Abstract: A device for securing fiber optic cables to telecommunications equipment. The device includes a cable receiver for receiving fiber optic cables, a mounting base for mounting to telecommunications equipment, and a neck extending between the cable receiver and the mounting base. The neck includes a flexible area to flex the cable receiver along at least two different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: CommScope Connectivity UK Limited, CommScope Asia Holdings B.V.
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Taylor, David Patrick Murray, Jan Willem Rietveld
  • Patent number: 10295450
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the continuous measurement of specific gravity or density of solids in a fluid medium are disclosed. A system for continuous measurement of density of a flowing medium comprises a cartridge connected in series to an inflow pipe and an outflow pipe, a displacement sensing device adapted to monitor displacement changes of the cartridge when a medium flows through the cartridge, a base configured to provide a support for the displacement sensing device, a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, and a processor configured to calculate density of the flowing media based on measured displacement change, temperature and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Red Meters LLC
    Inventor: David J. Moth
  • Patent number: 10271643
    Abstract: A furniture device (1) with a height-adjustable top board includes a top board; extendable and contractable legs equipped with an upper support configured to support the top board, and a lower support configured to support the upper support to be movable upward and downward; and a decorative member (18) which covers the lower support (9A) of the legs. An arbitrary color is given to the decorative member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OKAMURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamamoto, Takayuki Sakimoto
  • Patent number: 10247330
    Abstract: A pipe support assembly for use in the pipeline transmission industry. More particularly, an adjustable pipe support assembly for use in bracing and securing a section of pipe, while being able to removably detach a strap of said support assembly from said pipe, and thus, monitor and inspect an outer coating of said pipe for corrosion and/or any other possible damage to said pipe. More particularly still, a pipe support assembly having a plurality of pipe chocks with vibration regulators for use in preventing and controlling any vibratory movements of said pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Wade Hargrave
  • Patent number: 10209471
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a rack for mounting a plurality of chassis, each chassis including a plurality of trays slidably mounted thereon and arranged in a vertically stacked arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brent Campbell, Ryan Kostecka, Paula Lockhart, Scott C. Sievers, Dustin Tichy, Gregory J. Schaible, Jonathan T. Lawson, Oscar Fernando Bran de León
  • Patent number: 10175022
    Abstract: A crossbow track assembly includes a crossbow track having a top surface and a side surface. The top surface includes an arrow track. The side surface includes a longitudinal passage leading to a longitudinal cavity. The side surface forms an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder of the longitudinal cavity. A second side surface may include a second longitudinal passage leading to a second longitudinal cavity. The second side surface may form an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder of the second longitudinal cavity. The crossbow track assembly may further include a crossbow accessory including an accessory body operatively connected to a plug, which is dimensioned to fit within the longitudinal cavity of the crossbow track for securing the accessory body to the crossbow track. The accessory body may be adjustably connected to the plug with a fastener. Alternatively, the plug may be in sliding engagement with the longitudinal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Barnett
  • Patent number: 10165703
    Abstract: A data-center drawer may include an outerassembly that is removably attached to a data-center rack and an inner assembly that (1) houses at least one computing component and (2) is configured to extend between (a) a closed position in which the inner assembly is enclosed within the outer assembly and (b) an open position in which the inner assembly is at least partially extended from the outer assembly. The data-center drawer may also include a cable track, positioned within the inner assembly, that houses at least one cable that provides connectivity to the computing component. The cable track may (1) at least partially fold upon itself as the inner assembly moves from the open position to the closed position and (2) at least partially unfold as the inner assembly extends from the closed position to the open position. Corresponding systems and methods of assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason David Adrian
  • Patent number: 10144489
    Abstract: A watercraft anchor having a cylindrical member having a top defining a locking surface, a bottom circular surface, and a periphery surface disposed between the top and bottom surfaces. A plurality of paddles extend from the periphery surface and align with a plurality of fins disposed on the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Bruce Harrod
  • Patent number: 10128642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable cable tray configured for ease of transportation and for storage. The foldable cable tray includes a first side rail, a second side rail, a plurality of rungs movably connected to the first and second side rails to transit the foldable cable tray between unfolded and folded positions, and a locking device configured to lock each of the plurality of rungs to the first and second side rails when the foldable cable tray is in the unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Mathew Thomas, Tyler Nash, Cong Thanh Dinh
  • Patent number: 10114189
    Abstract: Couplers for a cable trough system including a terminal end sized to receive a terminal end of a trough member along a longitudinal direction of the body. A spring may be coupled to the body for securing the terminal end of the trough member to the coupler, the spring including first and second spring arms extending generally in opposition to one another in a plane generally parallel to the longitudinal direction. The spring may be received in a slot formed by the trough member. Also included may be a spring release mechanism coupled to the body, the spring release mechanism sliding in the longitudinal direction between a locked position, such that the first and second spring arms engage the terminal end of the trough, and an unlocked position, such that the first and second fingers release the first and second arms of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew D. Ferris, Alex Watts
  • Patent number: 10083777
    Abstract: A flat cable assembly has a belt-like portion. In the belt-like portion, cables capable of transmitting power and/or signals and a pair of tubular portions positioned at the opposite ends in the width direction are arranged in parallel with one another. Each tubular portion has a longitudinal multi joint supporting member inserted therein in a state where link members are arranged in series, and adjacent link members are pivotally connected to one another. The multi-joint supporting members are configured to limit pivoting motion in a first direction that intersects the longitudinal direction in a range to a previously defined bend radius, and to restrict flexing in a second direction that is opposite from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tetsuka, Masashi Kunii
  • Patent number: 10076940
    Abstract: A trailer slider suspension including a tubes and wires support system. The slider includes a frame slideably coupled to and supporting a trailer. Axles are pivotally secured to the frame. Air springs are provided between the axles and stop plates on the frame. The air springs include bearing plates abutting the stop plates. The bearing plates include fasteners which extend through corresponding holes in the stop plates. Supporting brackets are secured to the frame with the bearing plates fasteners extending through corresponding securement holes in the brackets and nuts threadingly received thereon, thereby clamping the brackets between the nuts and stop plates. The brackets include support holes wherethrough the tubes and wires are received and supported. A main brace is secured between the stop plates and the frame and side braces are secured between the stop plates and the main brace. The brackets include walls or slots engaging the braces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: REYCO GRANNING, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Wall
  • Patent number: 10047879
    Abstract: A pipe support structure is described comprising a support member defining a support surface, and a plurality of pipe support elements; wherein the support surface defines a plurality of grooves each correspondingly sized and shaped to receive a respective one of the pipe support elements, with the pipe support element being sized to project beyond its groove when so received. The pipe support elements may then be fabricated from a material selected for instance for low friction, corrosion resistance or the like. A pipeline system, a method for supporting a pipe, and a method for deploying a pipeline system are also described embodying the same general principles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DOOSAN BABCOCK LIMITED
    Inventor: Phillip Drummond
  • Patent number: 10047825
    Abstract: A device for guiding long objects comprises a plurality links. Each link has a pair of link portions that face each other in a first direction. The links are disposed and respectively connected in series along a second direction. Each pair of link portions is connected by a respective pair of arms at the two ends of the respective link in a third direction. In the accommodation space enclosed and formed by each pair of link portions and the respective pair of arms, a long object is accommodated. Two link portions that are adjacent in the second direction are connected by coupling portions. The coupling portions are configured from a second material with a higher wear resistance than the first material that configures the respective link portions. A space is formed between the two link portions on the entire circumference of the coupling portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventor: Shoichiro Komiya
  • Patent number: 10024463
    Abstract: Disclosed is roller assembly comprising: a base; a shaft mounted on the base, the shaft defining an axis; a pedestal comprising a first arm and a second arm, the first arm and the second arm positioned on the shaft, the pedestal movable axially relative to the shaft; and a roller rotatably positioned on the shaft between the first arm and the second arm of the pedestal, the roller movable axially relative to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventor: Carlos Costa
  • Patent number: 10018249
    Abstract: A long object guiding device includes pivotally coupled links. Each link includes a pair of link portions facing each other in a width direction. The links are pivotally coupled together in a state in which the links are arranged in series in a serial direction. A first link and a second link, which are adjacent to each other in the serial direction, are pivotal between a first state and a second state. Each link portion has a first engaging portion and first and second restricting members. An opening is formed between the first restricting member and the second restricting member. When the first and second links are located in a third state between the first state and the second state, the first engaging portion of the second link is aligned with the opening of the first link in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventor: Shoichiro Komiya
  • Patent number: 9972984
    Abstract: A cable management assembly based upon adjustable link members for use in guiding cables. A joint connector is positioned along an inner surface of the link member having two shanks that are spaced apart and extend outward from a first edge of the bottom wall terminating with a ball. A receptacle connector is positioned along an opposite edge of the bottom wall and formed from two sockets sized for receipt of each ball. The ball and socket assembly includes a first raised ridge to capture the ball for spacing an adjoining link member a first distance, a second raised ridge is used to capture the ball for spacing the adjoining link member a second distance, and a third raised ridge is used to capture the ball for spacing the adjoining link member a third distance. The link members allow angular placement for optimum cable management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Custom Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Tisbo
  • Patent number: 9964235
    Abstract: The present invention is related to curved structural support elements installed within a tunnel to provide support to pipelines and the like. They comprise elongated and short curved structural support elements directly fastened to the generally concave inner walls of the tunnel wherein the back surface of said curved structural support elements contacts and substantially follows the geometrical contour of the generally concave inner walls. The elongated and short structural support elements are provided with means to firmly receive and connect to at least one pipeline support element thereto thereby providing support for a pipeline or the like. By using both the elongated and the short curved structural support elements to provide support for pipelines and the like no traction stresses are transferred to the walls of the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Paulo Roberto Gomes Fernandes