Interjoist Patents (Class 248/57)
  • Patent number: 11866952
    Abstract: An umbrella shaft supporting stand adapted to be secured between a pair of parallel joists, wherein the joists each include parallel side surfaces which face and are spaced from each other a distance X. The supporting stand comprises a U-shaped bracket defined by a pair of wings and a central beam extending therebetween. A sleeve is secured to the bracket beam and defines a bore adapted to receive an umbrella shaft receiving tube which receives an umbrella shaft, or which directly receives an umbrella shaft. Each of the wings include parallel side surfaces that face away from and are spaced from each other a distance that matches the distance X. The bracket is secured to the joists by locating the wings between the joists with each of the wing side surfaces located adjacent to and facing a respective joist side surface and fastening the wings to the respective adjacent joist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Ray Eriks
  • Patent number: 11519541
    Abstract: Tube retainers, tube retainer sets, and tube management systems comprising blocks with male and female block connectors, and methods of assembling and using the tube retainers, sets, and systems, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Kesselaar, Thomas J. Hartridge
  • Patent number: 11300246
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a junction box includes a face plate having left and right edge margins and a central opening. The face plate includes a first set of indicia adjacent a top edge of the central opening and a second set of indicia adjacent a bottom edge of the central opening. Each set of indicia includes ruler graduations indicating a distance from the left edge margin of the face plate to the respective ruler graduation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Martin Lee Witherbee
  • Patent number: 10898745
    Abstract: A sprinkler support assembly includes a ceiling system including a suspension frame and a grid support, the grid support extending laterally outward from the suspension frame; and a bracket assembly including a main body and at least one support arm, the main body attached to the grid support, the at least one support arm extending outward from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Beagen, Odair Dafonseca
  • Patent number: 10835772
    Abstract: A method for mounting a bracket assembly on a suspension frame, the method including attaching a main body of the bracket assembly to the suspension frame; and attaching a support arm of the bracket assembly to a ceiling grid support element of the suspension frame, the support arm extending outward from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Beagen, Odair Dafonseca
  • Patent number: 10742011
    Abstract: An electrical connection assembly includes an electrical box including a housing having an internal surface defining an internal volume of the housing. An electrical connector is positioned outside the internal volume of the housing and fixed to the housing with a fastener. The housing includes an aperture having an opening defining an insertion path extending from a location external to the housing to a location within the internal volume of the housing. The assembly includes a plug having a flange portion and a plurality of resilient legs. A bracket for mounting an electrical box to a structure includes a corner connecting a first flange with a second flange. An assembly including an electrical box and a bracket is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Shane Semple, Ronald Conroy, Joseph Platt, Prince Kumar Pandey, Himanshu G. Khokle, Gangadhar Mestri
  • Patent number: 10495237
    Abstract: A rack system for supporting conduits, piping, wiring, etc, are provided. The rack has an inverted V shape, and a level top ridge for supporting the conduits, etc. The rack has an opening in the ridge through which a bolt extends and continues through a standoff adapted to securely fit down both sides of the inverted V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Robroy Industries—Texas, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Meyer
  • Patent number: 10426985
    Abstract: A bracket assembly includes a main body, the main body including a first set of seating members extending downwards from the main body; and a support arm extending laterally outward from the main body, the support arm includes a shaft oriented perpendicular to the main body, and a second set of seating members extending downwards from the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Beagen, Odair Dafonseca
  • Patent number: 10010731
    Abstract: Provided herein is a snap-to-grid bracket assembly for use with a fire suppression device. In one approach, a fire sprinkler support assembly includes a suspension frame coupled at an intersection of multiple (e.g., four) ceiling grid support elements, and a bracket assembly coupled to the suspension frame and to the plurality of ceiling grid support elements. The bracket assembly may include a main body coupled to the suspension frame, and a support arm extending laterally from the main body. The support arm may include seating members coupled a ceiling grid support element. The fire sprinkler support assembly may further include a sprinkler drop coupled to the support arm, the sprinkler drop and/or sprinkler head extending through the main body and into the suspension frame. The sprinkler support assembly may be a retrofit solution that couples to an existing suspension frame of a downlight fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Beagen, Odair Dafoneseca
  • Patent number: 9909692
    Abstract: A conduit spacing and mounting system and method are provided for prefabricating multilayered assemblies of conduits and mounting them end-to-end in a building. The system includes a pair of spacer plates, each having a same pattern of conduit-receiving openings, and a plurality of clamping assemblies, each including a bracket which is discrete from and individually attached to the spacer plate adjacent to one of the conduit-receiving openings. The clamping assemblies are oriented at different angles relative at different rows of the conduit-receiving openings to provide access for a clamp-tightening tool in the spaces between different rows of conduits. The use of spacer plates largely prevents lateral misalignments between the conduits, and the use of a separate bracket formed from a harder, stronger or thicker metal than the spacer plate greatly increases the strength and reliability of the clamping force applied to the conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: M.C. DEAN INC.
    Inventors: William H. Dean, Russell S Williams, Richard D. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 9534709
    Abstract: A plumbing bracket assembly has a plastic main bracket body and a telescoping bracket. The telescoping bracket runs through the main bracket body, and is able to extend to allow the bracket assembly to be secured to structure (such as studs) at both ends, over a range of distances between structure elements. The bracket body is initially able to slide along the telescoping bracket, for desired positioning, but may be locked in place using screws on the main bracket body. Hardware, such a hose clamp and multiple pipe clamps, is initially coupled to the main bracket body. The main bracket body may have a central depression for receiving a relatively large pipe run, and notches or depressions on opposite sides of the central depression, for receiving smaller pipe runs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ERICO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Wilson, Eric C. Osborn, Nicholas J. Ambrogio, Eric J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9435353
    Abstract: A hanger assembly and electrical box combination for enabling rain-tight mounting of a light fixture, paddle fan, or similar electrical device from an overhead support structure. The hanger assembly includes sliding tubular members with end flanges for spanning between adjacent overhead joists. A mounting plate, bracket, and fastener combination enables connection of a rain-proof electrical box may to the hanger assembly while locking the tubular members with respect to one another. A medallion connectable to the electrical box in a rain-tight fit includes a wide flange for directing rain and water away from the electrical box assembly. Adjoining planar surfaces on the electrical box and medallion enable a flush, rain-tight fit between the medallion and the electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 9353889
    Abstract: A modular subsea equipment assembly including a modular base frame and a plurality of modular superstructure devices for selective attachment to the modular base frame for supporting various components and for attachment to underwater cables. The modular base frame includes a frame member forming an outer periphery of the base frame, and a plurality of cross bars extending between opposite portions of the frame member in one or more directions, the frame member and cross bars having at least upper surfaces each having a plurality of connection points for attaching selected modular devices of the assembly to the base frame in a plurality of different possible configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Teledyne Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: John Bradley Hunter, James Widar, Alan David McCleary
  • Patent number: 9339674
    Abstract: An adaptor is provided that is configured to receive a support assembly for mounting a flexible fire sprinkler fitting in a ceiling support structure formed of parallel, spaced beams. The adaptor includes first and second long sides configured to be secured to each beam of an adjacent pair of beams, and first and second short sides configured to be secured to the support assembly. One end of each long side is joined by the first short side, and an opposed end of each long side is joined by the second short side such that the first and second long sides are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the first and second short sides, whereby the adaptor is a generally elongated, hollow, rectangular structure. The adaptor permits the support assembly to be mounted in a suspended ceiling formed of hat channel or metal stud furring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: FLEXHEAD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul S. F. Silcox, Peter M. MacDonald, Norman J. MacDonald, III
  • Patent number: 9261120
    Abstract: Clips for coupling devices, such as electrical junction boxes, to support members are provided. In one example, a clip for coupling an electrical junction box to a support member includes a coupling member and a flange. The coupling member is adapted to engage the support member and includes a first member, a second member spaced-apart from the first member, and a third member extending between and engaging the first and second members. The first, second and third members together define a receptacle adapted to receive the support member therein. The flange extends from the coupling member and defines a fastener opening therein adapted to receive a fastener for coupling the clip to the electrical junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Tom M. Colangelo, Asim B. Siddiqui, Justin C. McMath, Tomasz R. Sikora
  • Patent number: 9022326
    Abstract: A support for pipes uses a telescoping strut slidably holding an elongated insert with a threaded post extending outward from the insert, through a slot in the C-shaped cross-section of the struts. A bracket fits over the post and abuts supports opposing edges of the strut. A nut on the post clamps the parts immovably together. The bracket has a depending portion extending below the strut with an opening through which a pipe passes. Two threaded couplers with opposing ramped surfaces encircle the pipe and deform when tightened to clamp the pipe while also clamping opposing sides of the depending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Brown, Virgil O'Neil, Dennis L. Hart
  • Patent number: 8944388
    Abstract: A clamp comprises a fastener, a clamp body, and a clamp leg. The clamp body comprises a housing including a cavity and a housing cavity; and a curved arm extending from the housing. The clamp leg comprises a leg body including a leg cavity, and a foot member. The clamp body and the clamp leg are attachable to and detachable from each other, and a portion of the leg body can be inserted into or removed from the housing cavity, and when the portion of the leg body is inserted into the housing cavity, the cavity and the leg cavity form a passageway for the fastener so that threads of the fastener are not externally exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Joey D. Magno, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8733723
    Abstract: A cable tray expansion splice plate for connecting first and second cable tray sections end-to-end is disclosed. The splice plate includes an elongate body having a central section, an upper flange section, and a lower flange section. In one embodiment, the lower flange section defines a channel for receiving components of the first and second cable tray sections such that the lower flange section underlies the components. Fastener openings in the central section receive fasteners to fasten the body to the cable tray sections. These openings include slots which permit the cable tray sections to move relative to one another in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Robert David Smith, Brandon Michael Tally
  • Patent number: 8569618
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications distribution hub having a cabinet that defines a primary compartment. The cabinet also includes one or more main doors for accessing the primary compartment. Telecommunications equipment is mounted within the primary compartment. The distribution hub further includes a secondary compartment that can be accessed from an exterior of the cabinet without accessing the primary compartment. A grounding interface is accessible from within the secondary compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward T. Landry, Craig M. Standish, Steve Anderson, Joshua A. Zabel, Ronald A. Beck
  • Patent number: 8459604
    Abstract: A cable tray expansion splice plate for connecting first and second cable tray sections end-to-end is disclosed. The splice plate includes an elongate body having a central section, an upper flange section, and a lower flange section. In one embodiment, the lower flange section defines a channel for receiving components of the first and second cable tray sections such that the lower flange section underlies the components. Fastener openings in the central section and the lower flange section receive fasteners to fasten the body to the cable tray sections. These openings include slots which permit the cable tray sections to move relative to one another in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Robert David Smith, Brandon Michael Tally
  • Publication number: 20120261525
    Abstract: Harnessing Panel that locate and holds plural sections of pipes, and pipe outlets, for a plumbing fixture sink outlet. The panel supports the pipes from two different angles and directions, Typically a ninety-degree angle from the inner part of the panel in a rough-in wall to the outer part of the panel facing the finished wall. The front side has a pre set locating holes for water and drain outlets, locating the pipe outlets securely in a precise desired location for installation. Building installation “Standard” of eight inch to the center of drain, or optionally four inch to the center of drain. The panel has mounting support holes to mount clamp brackets, or alternatively elongated slots for a strut or a like pipe brackets to accommodate different types of pipes and sizes. The front side has extended sections from each side of its body to support the device to a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Mordehay Yakir Ben Jakov
  • Patent number: 8006454
    Abstract: A grid system is provided that is particularly suited for the suspended ceiling system that varies in the vertical plane. An elongated carrier tube is provided the spans substantially the width of the grid system that has a slot therein adapted to receive the strengthening bulb of a main runner. A clip is provided that seats on the carrier tube that has opposed faces for capturing the bulb of the runner, so as to secure the runner to the tube carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Metallic Corporation
    Inventors: Scott G. Jankovec, Peter G. Jahn, Thomas E. Smith
  • Patent number: 7926765
    Abstract: An plumbing pipe locator and support is provided for fixing plumbing pipes in position relative to studs in a building. The pipe locator and support comprises an elongated supporting strap having upper and lower sides extending along opposing sides of a longitudinal axis. A first plurality of longitudinally aligned, larger pipe openings are interspersed with a second plurality of smaller, aligned fastener openings that extend into ends of the strap. The upper and lower sides undulate to provide a substantially uniform width between first holes and the adjacent sides and the second holes and the adjacent sides. This undulating surface can provide a strap using less material, with reduced manufacturing time, and a strap that can bend without forming creases or stress fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Brown, Virgil E. O'Neil, John R. Thomas, Jeffrey A. Jaramillo
  • Patent number: 7845597
    Abstract: A conduit carrier system for securing a storage pipe to a ladder rack including a support member having a slot extending the length thereof is disclosed. The carrier system of the present invention includes a holder portion having a cradle surface configured and arranged to cradle the storage pipe. A base portion depends from the holder portion and a pair of feet depends from the base portion. The pair of feet are configured and arranged to cooperate with the slot of the tubular support member of the ladder rack to secure the base portion to the ladder rack. The pair of feet is selectively adjustable to clamp a portion of the tubular support member between the base portion and the pair of feet. Further included is a means for securing said storage pipe to said holder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Scott Gatta
  • Patent number: 7832699
    Abstract: An instrument mounting device includes a first component having a flexible band configured to clamp about an instrument for mounting within an instrument panel. A second component is configured to couple with the first component and includes diagonal ramp surfaces configured to slidingly engage with diagonal ramp surfaces on the first component to adjust the band to a clamping configuration. A method of making instrument mounting devices includes forming first and second elongate bodies such as extrusions, each of which may be divided into a plurality of separate units for assembling into a plurality of instrument mounting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Archie L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7752821
    Abstract: A grid system is provided that is particularly suited for the suspended ceiling system that varies in the vertical plane. An elongated carrier tube is provided the spans substantially the width of the grid system that has a slot therein adapted to receive the strengthening bulb of a main runner. A clip is provided that seats on the carrier tube that has opposed faces for capturing the bulb of the runner, so as to secure the runner to the tube carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Chicago Metallic Corporation
    Inventors: Scott G. Jankovec, Peter G. Jahn, Thomas E. Smith
  • Patent number: 7744041
    Abstract: A pipe support assembly which comprises a main body having a U-shaped recess therein, and a cover member for the body, the cover member having an arcuate configuration and being sized to fit between the first and second side walls, each of the cover members and body having a channel or a recess designed to receive a tie wrap to secure a pipe in position. The main body portion also has a clamping portion which comprises first and second resilient members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Boudreau, Jean-Pierre Thibault
  • Patent number: 7720343
    Abstract: A fiber distribution system includes one or more fiber distribution hubs (FDHs) that provide an interface at a termination panel between incoming fibers routed from a central office and outgoing fibers routed to network subscribers. Termination modules can be incrementally added to the termination panel. The FDH can include one or more optical splitter modules that split an optical signal into two or more signals. The optical splitter modules can be incrementally added along with one or more storage modules. The subscriber termination panel, optical splitters, and storage modules can be provided on a swing frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Barth, Joshua A. Zabel, Soutsada Vongseng, Matthew D. Ferris, Steve Anderson, Craig M. Standish
  • Patent number: 7654405
    Abstract: Method and system of a detachable nose faceplate. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including orientating a faceplate having an aperture therein, orientating a detachable nose in one of a plurality of possible orientations, aligning the detachable nose with the faceplate, and attaching the detachable nose to the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Direct Connect
    Inventors: Charles J. Provenzano, Michael Leung
  • Patent number: 7645189
    Abstract: An adjustable boot hanger mounting bracket assembly comprising a boot hanger frame portion and a support member portion; the ductwork components, which may include a prefabricated can-boot/mud ring assembly; a pair of boot hanger arms; and a register grille. The boot hanger mounting bracket assembly is formed of a sturdy yet bendable material so that it can be configured and adjusted on-site. Once configured, the assembly is secured to the building structure by a securing a pair of boot hanger arms to the ceiling joists, wall studs, or other support structure. In this way, the boot hanger mounting bracket, through a direct attachment to the ceiling joist or wall stud, provides a positive inexpensive simple and error free way to mount the duct components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Applications International, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan Pilger
  • Patent number: 7614828
    Abstract: A nonconductive bridge element is secured to a pair of end plates in a conduit retainer apparatus in a trench. The pair of end plates are secured to a trench wall by dowels extending through holes in the end plates and the bridge element is disposed in the trench on top of conduits. The end plates are two piece elements, a plate and an insert pin extending through the plate. The center bridge element comprises a nonconductive tube, the ends of which receive the insert pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel D. Evans
  • Patent number: 7614817
    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: February 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary F. Nault, Timothy J. Haataja, Matthew D. Ferris, Alex Watts
  • Patent number: 7596921
    Abstract: A stud spacer for use in a wall structure. The stud spacer includes a pair of opposed projections. The respective projections of the stud spacer interconnect with similar projections from adjacent stud spacers to form an interconnected series of stud spacers that extend through the studs that comprise the wall structure. When connected, each projection extends through an opening in an adjacent projection and a locking surface or locking tab associated with one projection seats in or against a stop or seat formed in the other projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: The Steel Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. diGirolamo, Michael Torres, Thomas Trestain
  • Publication number: 20090121091
    Abstract: A device used to guide cables or wires through walls. The device includes a maintaining device connected to two or more cable maintaining elements. The maintaining elements surround, in a frame-like manner, a through-opening, and the cable maintaining elements are arranged in the region of the through opening. According to this invention, at least one of the cable maintaining devices or at least two groups of cable maintaining devices can be connected to the maintaining device independently from one or more of the remaining cable maintaining devices by connecting elements which are associated with the cable maintaining devices, in order to improve the ease of mounting of this type of device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Oskar Elm, Matthias Muller, Horst Besserer, Benner Rolf
  • Patent number: 7490600
    Abstract: An exhaust flue support apparatus has an elongate flue mounting plate incorporating at least one longitudinal strengthening bead. The mounting plate engages, by break-off tabs, a securing strap, a flange plate, and a centering plate. The mounting plate, securing strap, flange plate and centering plate are made from a single piece of sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: John G. Kopp
  • Patent number: 7458389
    Abstract: A bracket system for securing one or two single-lever-valves and associated water pipes to a support board. In one embodiment of the invention, a bracket system includes first and second female tongues, and a male tongue. The female and male tongues work can be orientated to cooperatively attach two single-lever-valves back to back to a support board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Mark Doverspike
  • Patent number: 7455266
    Abstract: An electrical conduit support apparatus is provided and adapted to accommodate and support vertically at least two electrical conduits within a masonry block such that the lengthwise dimensions of conduits are installed parallel and spatially-positioned in accordance to industry standards for electrical conduit installation. The electrical conduit support apparatus is further configured to maintain an electrical or receptacle box in a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Franklin J. Faircloth
  • Patent number: 7426937
    Abstract: A bracket system for securing one or two single-lever-valves and associated water pipes to a support board located inside a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Inventor: Mark Doverspike
  • Patent number: 7297870
    Abstract: A fixture frame having a junction box formed from a blank and an integrally connected frame arm connected to the junction box and formed from the blank. The frame arm is formable in a plurality of configurations for receiving a corresponding plurality of ring aperture sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventor: Gene Sartini
  • Patent number: 7229051
    Abstract: A support device for supporting at least one medical wire adjacent a supporting surface. The support device comprises a plate-shaped holder portion defining a peripheral edge, the holder portion comprising a support slot defining a loading opening made in the peripheral edge of the holder portion, a holder well made transversely in the holder portion spacedly from its peripheral edge, and a channel made transversely in the holder portion and extending between the holder well and the loading opening. The holder well is dimensioned such that it is broader than the medical wire the support device is destined to support. The support device further comprises attachment means connected to the holder portion for attaching the support device to the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Robert Mailhot, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6889943
    Abstract: A hanger bar assembly for supporting an outlet box between spaced apart support elements including a first channel member being longitudinally slidingly engagable with a second channel member forming a longitudinally adjustable support bar. The first channel member has a plurality of longitudinally extending grooves and the second channel member having a plurality of longitudinally extending rails slidingly received in the grooves such that lateral movement between the first and second channel members is resisted. A clamping device is provided for urging the first and second channel members into respective forced engagement thereby restricting movement between the first and second channel members. A securement device attached to the support bar for securing the support bar to the spaced support elements is further provided. The first and second channel members have apertures formed therein to accommodate fasteners for securing end plates to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Cong Thanh Dinh, Harsh Gupta, Mark R. Drane
  • Patent number: 6843036
    Abstract: A system for reinforcing, securing and stiffening a plurality of joists comprising a band extending across the top of a series of joists and connected to the joists and with a series of truss members attached to the underside of the band and extending between and abutting two adjacent joists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Stewart, III
  • Patent number: 6796335
    Abstract: An elongated strap has a plurality of openings sized to hold plumbing pipes extending through the openings. The openings have a periphery that undulates so the periphery extends on opposing sides of the strap to increase the periphery in contact with the pipe along the longitudinal axis of the pipe. A fluid-tight pipe cover releasably connects to further openings in the strap. The pipe cover has a first, open end sized to fit over the pipe. The open end has projections cooperating with the further openings to releasably fasten the cover to the strap. The cover has a closed, distal end that extends beyond the distal end of the pipe during use of the device. A seal is interposed between the cover and the pipe during use of the device to prevent the passage of fluid from the pipe past the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark David Hubbard, Thomas Lee Kendall
  • Patent number: 6598835
    Abstract: An insulating pipe clamp for supporting one or more pipes within an aperture in a metal wall stud and the like includes an annular body portion having a radially outwardly protruding flange at one end. Extending axially through the body portion are a plurality of different diameter holes for accommodating different size pipes. The axes of the holes are offset from the axis of the body portion to permit rotation of the clamp to compensate for any misalignment between a pipe extending through one or more of the holes and a respective aperture in a metal wall stud in which the clamp is inserted. On the rearwardly facing end wall of the flange are a plurality of tabs for grasping by an installer for ease of insertion of the clamp into a respective aperture in a metal wall stud and for ease of rotation of the clamp within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Oatey Co.
    Inventor: Michael W. Minnick
  • Patent number: 6543731
    Abstract: A modular suspension system for supporting conduit between structural members, such as walls studs or ceiling joists, of a building. The system includes a transverse support bracket for securement between the building structural members and further includes an elongate conduit segment of tubing and end mounts received over opposite ends of the conduit segment for securing the conduit segment to respective building structural members. The end mounts are constructed of tubular segments coaxially received over end portions of the conduit segment and these tubular segments have one or more ears protruding therefrom for securing the tubular segments to the building structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: John Mercier
  • Publication number: 20030042371
    Abstract: A plate to reinforce a shear panel that has been weakened by an opening extending through the panel is provided. The plate is selected to have a shear load capacity greater than the shear panel without the opening. The plate has a plate opening similar to the panel opening, and is secured to the panel with a predetermined strength and arrangement of panel fasteners. The plate is sized to fit between adjacent structural members. Opposing side flanges extend outwardly from the plate. Flange fasteners of predetermined strength and spacings are used to secure the flanges to the structural members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Robert J. McCahill, Ronald T. Nugroho
  • Publication number: 20020113172
    Abstract: An insulating pipe clamp for supporting one or more pipes within an aperture in a metal wall stud and the like includes an annular body portion having a radially outwardly protruding flange at one end. Extending axially through the body portion are a plurality of different diameter holes for accommodating different size pipes. The axes of the holes are offset from the axis of the body portion to permit rotation of the clamp to compensate for any misalignment between a pipe extending through one or more of the holes and a respective aperture in a metal wall stud in which the clamp is inserted. On the rearwardly facing end wall of the flange are a plurality of tabs for grasping by an installer for ease of insertion of the clamp into a respective aperture in a metal wall stud and for ease of rotation of the clamp within the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Michael W. Minnick
  • Patent number: 6394398
    Abstract: A cable support apparatus for supporting cables in an equipment support system having a frame apparatus includes a shelf member having a top surface for supporting cables, and at least one mounting bracket extending from each end of the shelf member for mounting the cable support apparatus to the frame apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Reed, William McMillan, III
  • Patent number: 6375128
    Abstract: An elongated strap has a plurality of openings sized to hold plumbing pipes extending through the openings. The openings have a periphery that undulates so the periphery extends on opposing sides of the strap to increase the periphery in contact with the pipe along the longitudinal axis of the pipe. The undulations are preferably formed by flutes having an enlarged end opening onto the periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Duane R. Condon, Thomas L. Kendall
  • Patent number: 6332597
    Abstract: A supporting structure, including a bracket brace and a bracket is disclosed. Preferably, the brace has an inside section and an outside section that move relative to each other. A portion of the inside section can be positioned completely within the outside section and each of the inside and outside sections have a pair of vertical portions. The brace also has a slot extending through the inside and outside sections. The bracket is coupled to the inside section of the brace and to each of the vertical portions of the outside sections of the brace. The bracket also has a coupling members in the form of threaded openings to secure a supported member; such as an electrical junction box, against the brace to prohibit relative movement between the brace and the bracket. The brace and bracket allow new, heavier lighting fixtures and ceiling fans to be safely supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Richard Swanson