Vertical Staff Patents (Class 248/539)
  • Patent number: 11071883
    Abstract: It is a main purpose of this invention to provide for a mode changing mechanism for use with a pole. A “J” shaped locking/un-locking mechanism is provided on an outer ring of the invention, which enables a user to select between a fixed and a rotating mode for the pole. A switch positioned in the “J” shaped groove enables the alternation between the fixed configuration and the rotating configuration of the pole. The rotating configuration enables the pole to rotate freely and the fixed configuration does not allow the pole to rotate. The pole is mechanically fastened to an inner ring. The inner ring is configured to rotate around an axis member fastened to a base plate of the mechanism. An outer ring is concentrically positioned outside the inner ring, the outer ring having the “J” shaped groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Frederic Poulin-Simard
  • Patent number: 10415235
    Abstract: The present utility model relates to a building structure, and in particular to a self-heat preservation building structure applied to extremely severe cold regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Feng He Ying Zao Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baoru Jie, Jiangang Jie, Hongyang Xie, Zhihui Yao, Shuangxi Zhou, Sheng Qian, Yuchun Chen, Wujin Tao, Wen Liu, Xin He, Luolong Zhan
  • Patent number: 9925930
    Abstract: Removable apparatus for ornamenting automobiles are disclosed. One removable automobile-ornamenting apparatus includes an attachment portion having: (a) a first attachment device having a first arm with proximal and distal ends; (b) an anchor at the first arm distal end; and (c) a second attachment device. An ornamental portion is operatively coupled to the first and second attachment devices. The first attachment device and the second attachment device are configured such that: (a) in a first method of use, the first arm is between a hood or a rear door of an automobile and a remainder of the automobile and the second attachment device is located below the first arm; and (b) in a second method of use, the first arm is between the hood or the rear door of the automobile and the remainder of the automobile and the second attachment device is located above the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Melissa Beth Dufort, Peter John Dufort
  • Patent number: 9834939
    Abstract: A portable safety rail system includes one or more railings inserted into one or more stackable rail bases. Each rail base can include a plurality of apertures for receiving end rail posts of railings through a raised hub defining an open region between the bottom of the hub and the surface on which the rail base rests. Each end rail post can have a stop flange that engages an upper surface of the hub when inserted therein and an aperture through the end portion that extends into the open region beneath the hub for receiving a pin to lock the post while allowing rotation of the post. The system can also include toe boards that are attached to railings with a mount having an aperture through which railings are extended, allowing the toe boards to also be rotated to be aligned with railings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Safety Rail Company, LLC
    Inventor: Bradley E. Deering
  • Patent number: 9789931
    Abstract: A combination fishing pole holder and cleat has a bezel portion for affixing to a surface. The bezel portion has a first hole for accepting an object and a shaped indentation to accept and fit a cleat portion. The bezel portion has a pair of studs, each having a cavity formed there within. The cleat portion is shaped to fit within the shaped indentation and has a second hole, also for accepting the object. A pair of legs extends from the cleat portion and through respective studs. Each of the legs is terminated by a device/end that is wider than the cavity of the studs. A tubular portion extends from a side of the bezel and is aligned with both the first hole and the second hole for insertion of the object. The cleat portion moves between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: R & D SHED, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Bernd Czipri
  • Patent number: 9711752
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a display panel, a back cover disposed on a rear side of the display panel, the back cover having a curved shape of which both ends protrude forward, and a fixing part fixing the back cover to maintain the curved shape of the back cover. The display panel is curved in a shape corresponding to that of the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Moungyoub Lee, Sangdon Park, Choongsuk Park, Inkeun Ryu, Hyukjin Nam, Seunghyun Yun, Jaehyun Sung, Jaegi Lee
  • Patent number: 9422030
    Abstract: A combination fishing pole holder and cleat has a bezel portion for affixing to a surface. The bezel portion has a first hole for accepting an object and a shaped indentation to accept and fit a cleat portion. The bezel portion has a pair of studs, each having a cavity formed there within. The cleat portion is shaped to fit within the shaped indentation and has a second hole, also for accepting the object. A pair of legs extends from the cleat portion and through respective studs. Each of the legs is terminated by a device/end that is wider than the cavity of the studs. A tubular portion extends from a side of the bezel and is aligned with both the first hole and the second hole for insertion of the object. The cleat portion moves between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: R & D SHED, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Bernd Czipri
  • Patent number: 9352702
    Abstract: The present invention is a snow brush container having a body attached externally to a vehicle to hold a snow brush, wherein the container having a means to be mounted to the vehicle. The container being attached to the part of the vehicle that has a gap between two parts in the body which allow an L-shaped hook of the container pass through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Leo
  • Patent number: 9320138
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a display panel, a back cover disposed on a rear side of the display panel, the back cover having a curved shape of which both ends protrude forward, and a fixing part fixing the back cover to maintain the curved shape of the back cover. The display panel is curved in a shape corresponding to that of the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Moungyoub Lee, Sangdon Park, Choongsuk Park, Inkeun Ryu, Hyukjin Nam, Seunghyun Yun, Jaehyun Sung, Jaegi Lee
  • Patent number: 9242080
    Abstract: Devices for nasal insertion may include an open-ended tubular element which extends along a central tube axis between a first end and a second end, the first end being larger than the second end, and in which the tubular element includes at least one spiral strut extending from the first end to the second end, and/or a nodule having an internal face, a rounded external face, and a stalk extending from the internal face and terminating in an anchor sufficiently larger than a receptacle in the tubular element and sufficiently deformable as to be pressed through the receptacle to affix the nodule to the tubular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SANOSTEC CORP
    Inventor: Louise S. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9179563
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case and a connector. The case includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall perpendicularly connected to the first sidewall, and a pair of latching protrusions. A through hole is defined in the first sidewall. The pair of latching protrusions is located on the two opposite sides of the through hole and perpendicular extended from the second sidewall. Each of the latching protrusions comprises a first side near to the through hole and a second side away from the through hole. The connector is inserted in the case. The connector includes a shaft portion and a flange radially extending from the shaft portion. The shaft portion is inserted into the through hole. Thus, securing the connector from falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Qin, Hong-Xia Sheng, Hui Hu
  • Patent number: 9159254
    Abstract: A flag and pole mounting assembly for attaching a flagpole to a vehicle includes a middle shaft extending substantially between two sidewalls of the vehicle and adjustable endshafts for extending the total length of the mounting assembly. Posts at each end of the middle shaft engage with stake pockets located in the two sidewalls of the vehicle. A flagpole attachment member couples to the middle shaft and defines a cavity for receiving and securing the flagpole to the middle shaft. A light source connected to the flagpole attachment member illuminates the flagpole or an associated flag when the flagpole is coupled to the flagpole attachment member. A solar panel or other power source is electrically connected to the light source for powering the light source. The mounting assembly may only utilize one stake pocket or may engage with the sidewalls of the vehicle without use of any stake pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Glenn Kai Oyoung
  • Patent number: 9127804
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a holding device for storing holding rods on a crane, with at least two holders, at least one securing piece and at least one lock, wherein the at least two holders comprise at least one toothed connecting surface each and at least four lead-throughs each, at least one of which each is designed as oblong hole. According to the present disclosure, the at least two holders are connectable with each other via a connector through the one oblong hole each and are connectable with the crane through at least one further lead-through each, wherein the at least two holders together comprise a common U-shaped deposition region for accommodating and horizontally fixing holding rods, and wherein the holding rods are vertically fixable by means of the at least one securing piece and the at least one lock inside the U-shaped deposition region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Neuffer, Richard Torghele
  • Patent number: 9010708
    Abstract: A holder for the shaft of an implement such as a toothbrush, the holder comprising a substantially flat display surface with an upright frame at the outer periphery of the display surface. A pair of flexible arms extend from the base forming a generally circular grip between the arms, with an entry gap between the arms. A bias hump extends from the base into the circular grip between the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dimce Vasilev
  • Patent number: 8998156
    Abstract: A bracket for attaching a post to one or more fascia boards is provided. In one embodiment, the bracket comprises a flat top surface with openings sized to receive fasteners for attachment to the post. A back surface comprises openings sized to receive fasteners for attachment to the fascia boards. Two flanges extend substantially perpendicularly to both the top surface and the back surface. A cover is releasably attachable to the flanges. In another embodiment, the bracket comprises a top surface, a plurality of walls extending down from the top surface, and a plurality of angled faces extending from an edge of the walls. The top surface, the walls, and the angled faces form a semi-enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Peak Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Walker, Hou Jun (Frank) Fan
  • Patent number: 8979043
    Abstract: This application discloses a bracket device used for mounting outdoor solar lighting on various types of surfaces, including but not limited to block walls, chain link fences, wooden fences and flat walls or for holding outdoor solar lighting devices as stand-alone fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Florman
  • Patent number: 8973881
    Abstract: A modular support assembly is provided for supporting a useful and/or decorative article. Each module of the assembly adheres to adjacent module(s) via a magnetic force attraction. The height of the modular assembly can be adjusted, as desired, by the addition/removal of various modules to/from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Miodrag Mihajlovic
  • Patent number: 8950723
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for securing a vertically disposed elongated cylindrical support member to a vertically disposed post or the like. The bracket assembly includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The upper bracket includes upper and lower plate members having uniquely designed openings formed therein. The lower bracket includes upper and lower plate members with the upper plate member of the lower bracket having a uniquely shaped opening formed therein. A clamping means is also provided on the lower plate member of the upper bracket and on the upper plate member of the lower bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: 5/4 Deckor, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fogelstrom, Leonard J. Hallowell
  • Publication number: 20150001367
    Abstract: A rolling gripper for use in a housing assembly that holds stored items. The rolling gripper includes a support frame that has space apart side walls and a floor extending between the side walls, the walls have non-linear slots that are opposed to each other; and, a rolling gripper that is configured to fit between the side walls of the support frame and has fixed pins that are configured to be received and move within the non-linear slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Roy Green
  • Publication number: 20140361140
    Abstract: A post bracket includes a mounting portion, a first flange portion, and a first post support portion. The mounting portion includes a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge. The first flange portion is disposed at the first edge of the mounting portion and is configured to extend along a side surface of a block. The first post support portion is disposed at the second edge of the mounting portion and is configured to be fastened to a post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Curtis J. Deslatte
  • Patent number: 8864096
    Abstract: An anchoring device for supporting a post from a support surface. The anchoring device comprises a base, at least one stanchion extending from the base, and a plate attached to the stanchion opposite the base. A plurality of side supports is included with each side support attached to and extending from the base. The side supports are also attached to the plate and extend past the plate. First and second guides are included with each guide attached to the plate and each side support. Each guide extends away from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fox Hardwood Lumber Company, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Tommy Fox
  • Publication number: 20140231612
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided of antenna mounting assemblies and vehicles that include such assemblies. In one aspect, an antenna mounting base for supporting a vehicle antenna with respect to a vehicle body panel that defines a panel aperture comprises: an antenna mounting portion; a flange extending from a surface of the antenna mounting base; and at least one tab defining a recess with the flange, the recess being sized and configured to mateably engage at least a portion of the body panel that borders the panel aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Brian O'Neal
  • Patent number: 8763980
    Abstract: A post bracket includes a mounting portion, a first flange portion, and a first post support portion. The mounting portion includes a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge. The first flange portion is disposed at the first edge of the mounting portion and is configured to extend along a side surface of a block. The first post support portion is disposed at the second edge of the mounting portion and is configured to be fastened to a post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Curtis J. Deslatte
  • Patent number: 8757321
    Abstract: An elongated pole having a tool mounted to one extremity, a hanger mounted medially and a handle device pivotally mounted to the opposite extremity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: SSA Terminals (Long Beach) LLC
    Inventor: Richard Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 8745907
    Abstract: A panel fastening assembly comprising a frame member securable to a beam, an advertising track, a rod mating the frame member and the advertising track, a carrier for retaining an advertising panel therein, and wherein the carrier is secured to the advertising track to display the advertising panel. A method of displaying an advertising panel comprising the steps of engaging an advertising panel with a carrier, attaching a frame member to a beam, attaching a rod to the frame, coupling an advertising track to the carrier, and securing the advertising track to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: !maginethis Renovations, LLC
    Inventors: Eric S. Boltz, Scott A. Miller, Erik M. Baker
  • Patent number: 8672275
    Abstract: A metal casing strip for a fire collar to be arranged around a duct has a line of succesive tongues and cutouts in the longitudinal direction of the strip. The tongues and cutouts are arranged in the strip in an alternating fashion. The tongues are bendable out of the surface of the casing strip such that in use, when the casing strip is arranged around a pipe such that two end regions overlap, an outwardly bended tongue from the one end region is inserted in a cutout of the overlapping other end region and folded over the edge of the cutout to retain the casing strip in the closed collar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: J. van Walraven Holding B.V., Rolf Kuhn GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Van Walraven, Jurgen Wied
  • Patent number: 8510916
    Abstract: A device to connect a fabric headgear to a mini stick flag or to a mini stick banner. Functioning as a clip and a retainer as well, it applies a strong enough hold on any spot at the bottom circular thin edge of a fabric headgear and provides a cavity for a common mini stick flag or for a mini stick banner to stand straight in a nearly vertical position to let the flag or banner float above the head of the bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Mensan Teko Kinvi
  • Publication number: 20130140422
    Abstract: An elongated pole having a tool mounted to one extremity, a hanger mounted medially and a handle device pivotally mounted to the opposite extremity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SSA TERMINALS (LONG BEACH) LLC
    Inventor: Richard Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 8453373
    Abstract: A mount for being positioned on a rail and for receiving a fishing rod holder is provided. The mount includes a retaining member having a pair of spaced-apart walls that are interconnected on respective first ends by a connecting wall, the pair of spaced-apart walls defining a gap therebetween and a compression block selectively receivable within the gap of the retaining member and having a width that approximates a width of the rail. A fastener engages the compression block and extends from about respective second ends of each wall of the pair of spaced-apart walls and is configured such that tightening of the fastener deforms at least one wall of the pair of spaced-apart walls into engagement with the compression block, thereby providing an interference fit between the pair of spaced-apart walls of the retaining member and the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry Gordon
  • Publication number: 20130037685
    Abstract: An improved candle restraining means where the candle restraining means is comprised of a generally flat, semi-flexible structure. The restraining means has a collar portion with an aperture to accept a candle shaft, and a generally horizontal portion that extends under, and is secured by, a closed window. The horizontal portion has an angled portion that is compressed against the horizontal portion when the device is in use, providing secure restraint for a candle on a window sill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Edward Hall
  • Patent number: 8297573
    Abstract: A support and attachment assembly configured for attachment to a substrate structure. The assembly includes a rigid body comprising a front surface, a back surface, and a bottom surface. A hinge flange extends from the front surface, a boss member extends from the bottom surface, and a latching member is coupled to the body. The support and attachment assembly is attached to the substrate structure by insertion of the hinge flange into a hinge aperture in the substrate structure. The body is rotated while the hinge flange remains in the hinge aperture to insert the boss member into a boss aperture through the substrate structure and to bring the bottom surface into facing relation with a top surface of the substrate structure. The latching member then contactingly engages the substrate structure to lockingly secure the assembly to the substrate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Emmert Second Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Raymond L. Emmert
  • Publication number: 20120241703
    Abstract: A bracket system for connecting a structural member to an upright member includes a bracket having an attachment portion configured to be operatively attached to a vertical or side surface of the structural member and a cup portion integral with the attachment portion. The cup portion includes a base portion and an interior perimeter surface configured to receive the upright member in an installed position such that the exterior perimeter surface of the upright member is proximate to the interior perimeter surface of the cup portion and the upright member is supported in an orientation which is substantially perpendicular and parallel to the structural member. The bracket may include an adjustable member received through a bracket opening and adjustable to retain the upright member in or allow removal of the upright member from the bracket. The upright member may include a reinforcing face plate interfacing with the adjustable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: John E. Regan
  • Patent number: 8274441
    Abstract: Antenna systems include adjustment mechanisms to adjust the position of dish antennas. The adjustment mechanism includes a clip, a bracket, and a cam mechanism. The clip is fixedly coupled to and projects outwardly from a mast. The bracket is pivotally coupled to the mast and is between the stationary clip and cam mechanism. The cam mechanism is pivotally coupled to the clip and positioned to rotate the bracket and the dish antenna as the cam mechanism rotates. The clip is made of a lightweight material to reduce the overall weight of the antenna system to enhance performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Fruh, Morgan Haden Kirby
  • Patent number: 8240627
    Abstract: A retaining apparatus in an electronic device includes a bracket, a disk drive, a pair of latch members and a securing member. The bracket includes two side panels. The disk drive is received between the two side panels. The pair of latch members is capable of locking the disk drive in the bracket. Each latch member is rotatably attached to each side panel. The latch member includes a locking portion capable of locking the disk drive in the bracket. The securing member connects with the latch members. The securing member will drive the other latch member when either one is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Da-Long Sun, Hai-Tao Gong
  • Publication number: 20120193502
    Abstract: A variable angle panel mounting system can include at least one variable-angle panel mounting member, which in turn includes an elongate support member and an angularly-adjustable mounting plate adapted to secure an end of the elongate support member to a plurality of mounting surface angles. In some embodiments, the variable angle panel mounting system may also include a pressure-fit mounting system. These components can provide the ability to angularly and vertically adjust the variable-angle panel mounting member between opposing support surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: 3FORM, INC.
    Inventors: William Gatti, Michael Damen, Venugopal R. Ghatikar, Guillaume Martin
  • Publication number: 20120168598
    Abstract: The device is a portable umbrella attachment used to mount on the frame of any glass embedded automobile door. It is equipped to support the weight and torque of an umbrella during adverse weather conditions. The device extends the functionality of an umbrella to allow it to serve as a shield and limit weather elements like rain, hail, and snow from entering the user's open automobile door. It also protects the driver or passengers from bad weather elements while they enter, exit or stand by the automobile. The affixing mechanism is designed to apply enough forceful pressure such as a squeezing/gripping motion to secure the umbrella's handle into the device or securely attach the device to a glass embedded automobile door frame. Thus, the user can singlehandedly maneuver this motion. The device has an adjustable shaft; thus, the user can change the direction of the umbrella depending on the situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael D. Walker, Leonard Lay, Clinton Ages, Odis Richardson
  • Patent number: 8177185
    Abstract: A knock down flag pole assembly is provided including a base, a ferrule, and an elongate post. The base may include a coupling with a pocket having a coupling member or portion configured to removably couple to the ferrule. The coupling secures the ferrule to the base, but also permits the flag pole to be knocked out from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Wind Gear Direct, LLC
    Inventor: Jack C. Priegel
  • Publication number: 20120043450
    Abstract: An attachment arrangement comprising—two resilient arms (1a, 1b) connected to a device to be attached, the other ends of the resilient arms (1a, 1b) pointing away from each other; —one locking part (7a, 7b) on each resilient arm (1a, 1b), said locking parts (7a, 7b) being T-shaped and adapted to together fit into a T-groove by forcing the resilient arms (1a, 1b) towards each other and twist the attachment arrangement during insertion into the T-groove. Said attachment arrangement is secured in the T-groove when the attachment arrangement is twisted back again and the pressure on the resilient arms (1a, 1b) is released. A column holder provided with an attachment arrangement according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventor: Mats Lundkvist
  • Publication number: 20110290979
    Abstract: Provided are holders for compactly storing infusion management systems to surfaces. In an embodiment the holder apparatus has a head portion for receiving and infusion management system trunk portion and a foot for receiving an apex portion of the infusion management system. The holder apparatus may be mounted to a wall so that the infusion management system is compactly stored and then mounted against the wall, thereby dramatically decreasing the storage footprint of the systems when not in use, without sacrificing the ability to conveniently and rapidly deploy the system when needed. Also provided are infusion management systems configured for use with the holder apparatus and related methods of storing the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Mark HENAULT, James KOLOZS, Sean COLE, Chad McKONLY, Charles COOPER
  • Patent number: 8037637
    Abstract: A stand for a tree comprises a base for receiving a trunk of the tree, wherein the base provides a top portion, and a plurality of attachment points positioned along a periphery of the top portion. The stand further comprises a plurality of bracing supports. Each bracing support comprises a first end, wherein said first end is coupled to one of the plurality of attachment points, and a second end, wherein said second end is equipped to engage the trunk of the tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Harold A. Odom, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7980521
    Abstract: A medical device safety support apparatus features a clamp member configured to be attached to an IV pole, a bed rail, or other support structure. A medical device support member extends from the clamp member and is configured to support a cooperatively configured medical device. The medical device support member may include a socket which receives a post that extends from the medical device, and a lockdown member having a set-screw portion and a handle is provided to secure the post within the socket. The post has a circumferential channel in which the set-screw portion seats, thereby allowing the post to be retained within the socket when the lockdown member is loosened so as to prevent the medical device from being removed from the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: James Harr, Glenn Fournie, Joel D. Wiesner, Scott Kimsey, Ricky A. Sisk
  • Patent number: 7934690
    Abstract: The flag holder includes a plate surrounded by an edge flange. Raised letters and symbols are integral with a plate face side. Letters, symbols and edge flange have flat surfaces in a front plane. The plate has a rear side and three mounting bosses with rear surfaces and threaded bores. Surfaces of the edge flange and the bosses are in a rear plane parallel to the front plane and the plate front side. Two vertically spaced tongue members extend from an outside surface of the edge flange. A U-shaped flag pole recess in each tongue has an open end that faces rearward. Three threaded pins are received in the threaded bores. Epoxy holds the pins in gravestone bores. Flag pole recesses are closed by the gravestone. A pole support surface is on the edge flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Frankenmuth Post 150 American Legion Department of Michigan
    Inventor: Daniel F. Walter
  • Patent number: 7926774
    Abstract: A universal clamp allows a camera to be positioned at a variety of angles and then secured for a steady shot. A docking member supports the camera through its universal docking port. A positioning member is connected to the docking member at 90°. The position member engages an attachment member that is used to affix the clamp to an environmental support. A securing member locks all parts once the camera is in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Lyndon E. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20110068248
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a top mount mast antenna includes a secondary mounting bracket positioned below the fender panel to stabilize the antenna attachment screws extending through the antenna base into the fender panel of the automotive vehicle on which the antenna is mounted. The secondary mounting bracket is formed with a generally circular reinforcement collar that projects upwardly through the opening in the fender panel. The reinforcement collar has opposing retention tabs that pass through recesses formed in the opening. A rotation of the secondary mounting bracket within the opening rotates the retention tabs to a position overlying the fender panel, and moves deformable bosses into alignment with the screw holes in the fender panel. The rotation of the secondary mounting bracket is halted by the engagement of a closed side of the bosses with a flange of material created by the piercing of the screw holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Nathan Miller, Brian Kubacki, Nikia M. Williams, Mark Courtright, Rob J. Scollard, JR.
  • Patent number: 7905677
    Abstract: A flagpole having a plurality of linear tubular members with ends of adjacent tubular members connected with coupling members including arcuate segments retained in tight surface engagement with inside surfaces of the tubular members with fasteners and a coupling assembly having a cone-shaped body and a sleeve connecting tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Uncommon USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark T. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20110030284
    Abstract: The invention provides a high-visibility roof-drain cover comprising a roof-drain cover, a marked, reversible, elongated flag, and coupler means for mounting the flag to the roof-drain cover, wherein the flag extends upwardly from the roof-drain cover a sufficient distance that a top portion of the flag will remain visible above an accumulation of wind-blown debris and snow. The invention provides a first group of high-visibility roof-drain cover embodiments, each of which includes a novel roof-drain cover. The invention provides a second group of high-visibility roof-drain cover embodiments for retrofit, each of which includes a prior art roof-drain cover. The invention provides a third group of sub-assemblies for retrofit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Arthur May May, Linda May
  • Patent number: 7854564
    Abstract: A flagpole having a plurality of linear tubular members with ends of adjacent tubular members connected with coupling members including arcuate segments retained in tight surface engagement with inside surfaces of the tubular members with fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Uncommon USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark T. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20100257791
    Abstract: The invention provides a high-visibility roof-drain cover comprising a roof-drain cover, a marked, reversible, elongated flag, and coupler means for mounting the flag to the roof-drain cover, wherein the flag extends upwardly from the roof-drain cover a sufficient distance that a top portion of the flag will remain visible above an accumulation of wind-blown debris and snow. The invention provides a first group of high-visibility roof-drain cover embodiments, each of which includes a novel roof-drain cover. The invention provides a second group of high-visibility roof-drain cover embodiments for retrofit, each of which includes a prior art roof-drain cover. The invention provides a third group of sub-assemblies for retrofit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Scott Arthur May, Linda May
  • Publication number: 20100252711
    Abstract: A pole mounting device has a rod with a ball at one end and a clamp at the opposite end, and a holder tube with a ball socket that forms a ball joint with the ball on the end of the rod. The holder tube rotates relative to the rod about two transverse axes. A pole is held in one end of the tube and a set screw in the other end adjusts rotational resistance of the ball joint. The mounting device can mount flag poles, and with an adapter, mobile electronic devices or other articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Michael R. Buchner
  • Patent number: 7694641
    Abstract: The invention provides marking apparatus for a fire hydrant or other utilities fixtures comprising a mast-holding bracket comprising a hollow pipe, means for removably securing the pipe to the fire hydrant or other utilities fixtures and an elongated mast removably received in the hollow pipe, the mast comprising a solid cylindrical flexible core and a flexible outer shell for mounting on the core, further comprising fastening means for securing the mast to the pipe. The apparatus can be attached to the outlet of a fire hydrant, the hole for the lifting bolt of a transformer or to a junction box, or as part of a concrete pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Earl Robert Lockhart