Pipe Or Cable Patents (Class 248/49)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9941681
    Abstract: A cable guiding-protecting chain comprises a plurality of chain members and at least a header. The chain members have a front end and a rear end that are pivotally connected to each other to form a chain. The header is pivotally to the chain member at a distal end of the chain and the header includes a base and a cover. The base has a body with a hole formed therein and a first fastening unit is provided in the hole. The cover has two side walls spaced apart from each other, a top wall connecting the two side walls and a second fastening unit provided to the two side walls, the second fastening unit of the cover is engaged with the first fastening unit of the base in the header so as to allow the two side walls, the top wall and the base to cooperate to define a receiving space through which a cable passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Ting-Chang Tseng
  • Patent number: 9938117
    Abstract: A conductor lift attachment for a mobile boom or crane vehicle allowing temporarily support of power transmission conductors, e.g., for installation, repair, or maintenance operations. The conductor lift is hingedly attached to a boom tip so that the conductor lift is readily movable between deployed and stowed positions. The conductor lift comprises hinged arms that are selectively movable between opposed, parallel, and intermediate positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Fritel & Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Fritel, Melanie K. Martin, Karsten Lee Farley
  • Patent number: 9933042
    Abstract: A robochain including a plurality of link units, a connecting member (1300) between the link units, a hollow part formed inside the link unit (1100) for enabling the connecting member (1300) to be detachably attached to each of the link units, and a neck part (1316) formed in the connecting member (1300) for preventing the connecting member (1300) from being easily detached from the hollow part (1118). Repair of a link plate is facilitated by simply separating the engaging part of the connecting member from the hollow part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HANSHIN CHAIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Du Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9930960
    Abstract: A rack component having a component body with a front, back, top, base, width between the front and the back, and an aperture extending through the component body near the top, the top of the component body configured to be the negative of a cut-out on the base, such that the cut-out on the base of one component body can receive the configuration on the top of an adjacent component body below it. A rack system using a series of the rack components is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: VURN INNOVATION LLC
    Inventors: Marc Denis Valliere, Matthew David Burns
  • Patent number: 9897163
    Abstract: The invention relates to an energy guiding chain for guiding cables, hoses and the like between two connecting points that move relative to each other, comprising a plurality of tubular chain links (1), which are connected to each other in articulated fashion and made of plastic, and each of which displays a bottom wall (2), adjoining, opposite side walls (3, 4), and a cover wall (5), where the cover wall (5) is or can be detachably connected to the side walls (3, 4), the side walls (3, 4) each display a pivot pin (6) and a joint opening (7) for the articulated connection of adjacent chain links (1), the pivoting angle is limited by stops (8) in both pivoting directions, and the cover walls (5), side walls (3, 4) and bottom walls (2) overlap over the entire pivoting angle. On an energy guiding chain of this kind, the protection of the interior is to be even further improved, and handling during opening and closing of the energy guiding chain facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: IGUS GMBH
    Inventors: Thilo-Alexander Jaeker, Dominik Barten, Joerg Dommnik
  • Patent number: 9890876
    Abstract: A pipeline support for use in severe geological conditions such as permafrost provides stability, strength and immovability of the pipeline support under relatively high pressure and that that allows an adjustment of a height or slope of the pipeline support. A method of using the support includes controlling the height or slope angle of the support during operation of the pipeline support. A spool of the support is installed and fixed on two support axes that are transverse beams installed in support frames and that can be moved along with the support spool. After that, movable power-operated mechanisms are positioned under each support axis. These mechanisms lift or lower the spool and support axes to the desired height and slope. The support axes are then fixed in frames at the desired height and spool slope angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: JOINT STOCK COMPANY “TRANSNEFT SIBERIA”, PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY “TRANSNEFT”, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY “TRANSNEFT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR OIL AND OIL PRODUCTS TRANSPORTATION”
    Inventors: Alexey Nikolaevich Sapsay, Yurii Borisovich Mikheev, Valeriy Vyacheslavovich Bondarenko, Vitaly Ivanovich Surikov, Vladimir Ivanovich Fedota, Yury Vasilevich Bogatenkov, Pavel Ivanovich Shoter
  • Patent number: 9879821
    Abstract: An electronic sign having slotted frame cabinets, whereby each slotted frame cabinet can conveniently be attached to one or more vertically or horizontally positioned adjacent slotted frame cabinets by using connecting components which are generally located around the periphery of one or more slotted frame cabinets. Connecting components including splice bars, splice plates, and mounting clamps are aligned in, positioned along, and secured to backing bars which are co-located in backing bar slots in one or more of the slotted frame cabinets. Lift eyes can be variably located in one or more lift eye slots. The use of externally located connecting components, which do not extend through the cabinetry, minimize the entry of environmental elements into the interior of the electronic sign. Multiple slotted frame cabinets can be connected without the removal of LED display panels. Bracket assemblies and clamping assemblies are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kory D. Kludt, Jon M. Mammenga, Nathan W. Hart, Michael A. Hulscher
  • Patent number: 9856998
    Abstract: A multiple axis control suspension system is disclosed. An example system includes at least one spine having a greater moment of inertia about a transverse centroidal axis than about a vertical centroidal axis. The example system includes at least one support member. A passage is formed through the at least one support member, the passage configured to receive the elongate spine. At least one receptacle is provided in the at least one support member, the at least one receptacle configured to receive at least one conduit such that a force acting on the conduit is transferred to the elongate spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Louis Cripps, II
  • Patent number: 9841079
    Abstract: A device for guiding a long object includes links. Each link has a pair of link portions opposite to each other in a first direction. The links are coupled together while being arranged in series in a second direction. At the opposite ends of each link in a third direction, the two link portions are coupled to each other by a pair of arms. The space defined and surrounded by the link portions and the arms constitute an accommodation space for accommodating long objects. The link portions have restricting portions, which restrict pivoting motion range of link portions adjacent in the second direction. Engagement between the restricting portions of adjacent link portions restricts the pivoting motion range to a predetermined angular range. The link portions have a resistance applying portion, which applies rotational resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventor: Shoichiro Komiya
  • Patent number: 9809179
    Abstract: An electrical wire guiding apparatus includes: an electrical wire guiding body that is configured by coupling multiple link members in a single line so as to be capable of undergoing curving deformation, and that receives insertion of electrical wires; a self-adhesive cloth member that has stretchability and is wrapped around the electrical wire guiding body in the circumference direction so as to envelop the electrical wire guiding body; and clips (fixing means) for fixing the self-adhesive cloth member to the electrical wire guiding body. The self-adhesive cloth member is wrapped around the electrical wire guiding body in the circumference direction so as to envelop it. Also, the self-adhesive cloth member is fixed to the link members by the clips, and therefore there is no risk of detachment from the electrical wire guiding body or becoming twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Go Ueno
  • Patent number: 9793693
    Abstract: A cable dropout for a cable tray: The cable tray has side rails. Rungs at spaced intervals along the side rails define the width of the tray with the side rails. The tray side rails have laterally outward extensions at the bottom regions of the side rails for mounting a cable path re-directing dropout to the tray. The dropout has a convexly curved surface for redirecting and supporting a cable from its path on the tray to below the tray. A mounting bar at the entrance region of the dropout from the tray has laterally outward extensions clamped to the bottom region outward extensions at the bottom region of the side rails, so that the mounting bar may be clamped at any location along the side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Jordan Handler
  • Patent number: 9765852
    Abstract: A device for guiding a long object is provided with a plurality of links. Each of the links has a pair of link parts that face each other along a first direction. The links are linked together while being arranged in series along a second direction. Each pair of link parts is linked together in the outer end and inner end of the link by a first arm and a second arm for each pair. A space enclosed by each pair of link parts, the first arms, and the second arms and formed so as to extend in the second direction constitutes an accommodating space for accommodating a long object. Each pair of link parts is provided with an elastically deformable linking part for linking a first link-forming part and a second link-forming part. The linking part has a curved section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventor: Takayuki Tetsuka
  • Patent number: 9745761
    Abstract: A mast arm for a concrete distributor mast comprises an elongated box profile support composed, in at least some sections, of a lower belt, an upper belt, and two lateral walls that connect the belts, and comprising at least one partition sheet metal element arranged in a hollow cross-section of the box profile support, the partition sheet metal element being welded to the box profile support along longitudinal welding joints running along the box profile support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Putzmeister Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Fügel, Karl Westermann
  • Patent number: 9732540
    Abstract: A system of for installing unanchored fence posts accurately with one or two persons comprising tools to align the fence post while it is being set into an anchored state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Edward Jansen
  • Patent number: 9711959
    Abstract: A link of an energy chain has two parallel side flaps and at least one horizontal web. The two side flaps and the at least one horizontal web are connected to each other by positioning, pivoting and engaging. Two pivoting groups are provided, including in each case a contact surface and a relevant intake for positioning the contact surface in such a way that the pivoting groups in the positioned state form a pivoting axis transversely to the longitudinal axis of the chain link. Furthermore, two engagement groups are provided which in each case are formed by a locking element and a relevant abutment for receiving the locking element. A chain link can be assembled in a simple manner by a plurality of different horizontal webs and side flaps, wherein the connection between the horizontal web and the side flap cannot be randomly released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Schöler, Jochen Bensberg
  • Patent number: 9709191
    Abstract: An underwater support device and an installation method for initiating the buckling of a section of rigid underwater pipe (16) deployed on a seabed (14). The device has a longitudinal support (22) capable of being installed between the seabed and the section of rigid underwater pipe (16) in a transverse direction, in such a way as to be able to locally detach the section of rigid underwater pipe (16) from the seabed (14) and allow the rigid underwater pipe (16) to be moved relative to said longitudinal support (22) in the direction of the longitudinal support. The device also has a link member (36) to secure the rigid underwater pipe (16) and the longitudinal support (22) in such a way as to be able to install said longitudinal support (22) on the seabed (14) by deploying the section of rigid pipe (26) on the seabed (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe Brunet, Sylvain Routeau, Bruno Jolin, Pascal Court
  • Patent number: 9689511
    Abstract: A tie wrap anchor assembly and methods of assembly include a body member having an internal passageway and an outwardly extending structure. A fastener element includes a first threaded end portion, a second end portion and a flange member between the first and second end portions. A cylindrical member is configured to extend within the internal passageway and receive at one end the fastener element for positioning the body member between the flange member on the fastener element and a laterally extending element on the cylindrical member. In one configuration, the body member is freely pivotable relative to the cylindrical member, and in one configuration the cylindrical member has a head with a plurality of surfaces that can be used to turn the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: The Monadnock Company
    Inventor: Klint Thornton