From Overhead Or Messenger Cable Patents (Class 248/61)
  • Patent number: 10670170
    Abstract: A cable hanger includes a first cable support portion, a second cable support portion, and a hanger support portion. The first cable support portion is configured to hold one or more first cables. The second cable support portion is configured to hold one or more second cables. The hanger support portion is configured to retain the first cable support portion and the second cable support portion. The first cable support portion, the second cable support portion, and the hanger support portion are formed from a single piece of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Devan Shea, Sarah Parsons
  • Patent number: 10673215
    Abstract: A clamp includes a first member, a second member, and a fastener. The first member has a first connecting portion and a first supporting portion. The second member has a second connecting portion and a second supporting portion. The first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are twisted clockwise or counterclockwise such that a first clamping portion of the first connecting portion and a second clamping portion of the second connecting portion are tilted to the right or to the left with respect to a front-back direction when seen from above. A spiral hanger is mounted on a support wire by tightening the first member and the second member by the fastener in a state where a support wire is passed through between the first supporting portion and the second supporting portion and a spiral hanger is passed between the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HIEN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Matsuo, Kazuyoshi Chikiri, Makoto Morishita
  • Patent number: 10634265
    Abstract: A cable hanger assembly includes: a mounting substrate, the mounting substrate including a plurality of holes configured to receive clips; and a plurality of clips, each of the clips configured to receive a cable and mount in one of the plurality of holes of the mounting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Aviral Joshi, Ronald A. Vaccaro, Taig S. Rajpal
  • Patent number: 10627016
    Abstract: An assembly for hanging cables includes: a mounting pole; and a mounting strip, the mounting strip mounted to the mounting pole and including a plurality of mounting holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10576259
    Abstract: A clamp for retaining an IV tube having a pair of clamp sections configured to be selectively secured together. Each clamp section includes a semi-cylindrical surface, and the semi-cylindrical surfaces are positioned to mirror one another when the clamp sections are secured together to frictionally engage around the IV tube. Each clamp section has a finger grip on an outer surface which is positioned on an opposite side of the clamp section from the semi-cylindrical surface. Each finger grip also has an arched surface which includes a medial portion positioned between each end of the finger grips, and at least one end of the finger grip flares away from the semi-cylindrical surface. The finger grip can have a finger shield which extends laterally beyond the semi-cylindrical surface. At least one of the finger grips may be symmetrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HMJ Medical LLC
    Inventor: Drew Stafford
  • Patent number: 10569055
    Abstract: A tubing management apparatus that is operable to provide management of a medical tube. The tubing management apparatus includes a cord having a coiling device coupled to the first end of the cord and a clip secured to the second end of the cord. A plurality of couplers are slidably coupled to the cord intermediate the first end and second end. The plurality of couplers include a body having an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion of the body is configured to be slidably secured to the cord. The upper portion of the body of each of the plurality of couplers has an embedded magnet so as to assist in maintaining the couplers adjacent to each other. The lower portion of the body of the plurality of couplers includes various alternative embodiments that are configured to receive and retain a portion of a tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Sigsworth, Matthew Gingras
  • Patent number: 10502343
    Abstract: A pipe hanger for supporting a pipe includes a suspension part and a substantially U-shaped hanger part. The hanger part includes a loop portion with two limbs which are resiliently moveable towards each other, each limb including an outwardly extending hook portion at an end thereof for suspending the hanger part, in use, from the suspension part. The suspension part includes a base and two legs. The suspension part being adapted to be connectable with a suspension rod at the base of the suspension part. The legs each extend from the base towards a distal end remote from the base. Both legs include an opening to receive the hook portion of the hanger part. A spacing between the inner sides of the distal ends of the legs of the suspension part is smaller than or equal to the spacing between outward extremities of the hook portions of the hanger part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: J. van Walraven Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Marek Juzak, Frank Nijdam
  • Patent number: 10243339
    Abstract: A cable hanger includes: a base panel having opposed ends; a pair of arms, each of the arms attached to a respective end of the base panel and having a free end; a pair of locking projections, each of the locking projections attached to a respective free end of the arms; and a pair of gripping members, each gripping member attached to a respective arm, each gripping member having opposed ends, wherein one of the ends of each gripping member is fixed to the arms and the other of the ends of each gripping member is fixed to the arm or to the base panel. The arms and locking projections are configured to spread apart to enable insertion of a cable between the arms, wherein the gripping projections engage and grip the cable, and wherein the locking projections are configured to be inserted into the aperture of the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Aviral Joshi, Taig S. Rajpal
  • Patent number: 10141662
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns a metal clip for electrically connecting a conductive wire to a planar metal element, the metal clip having an S-shaped cross-section and being composed of three wings, a first wing and a second wing defining a first longitudinal recess allowing the metal clip to be attached to an edge of the planar metal element, the second wing and the third wing defining a second longitudinal recess. The second recess is provided with connection means for receiving the end of the conductive wire and for maintaining electrical contact between the conductive wire and the metal clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Nicolas Bernard, Norman Philipp
  • Patent number: 9991028
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for protecting a downhole cable. A cable protection system can comprise a cable clamp. The cable clamp can comprise a pair of outer segments that can protrude in opposite directions and a middle segment that can connect the outer segments. Each of the outer segments can comprise an outer segment top portion and outer segment side portions. The outer segment top portion and the outer segment side portions can be connected substantially in a U-shape. Each of the outer segment side portions can comprise one or more slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: V & H Energy Suppliers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricio Montalvo
  • Patent number: 9816228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to synthetic cables comprising core and splicing threads with high modulus threads, wherein the ends of the cable comprise looped or eyelet splice-type termination ends (1), and wherein each leg of the parallel splicing threads (13, 13?) is connected to parallel core threads (21) at an interpenetration region (12). The method comprises individually connecting each leg of the splicing threads (13) with a positive splice to a core thread(s) (21) of the beginning end of the cable (2); looping; straining all the threads and applying a normal compression force at the interpenetration region (12); applying a protective element(s) (32) along the cable and further individually connecting each leg of the splicing threads (21) to form a negative splice to a core thread(s) (21) of the final end of the cable core (2); and looping, straining and applying a normal compression force (12) on the negative splice at the interpenetration region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Braskem S.A.
    Inventors: Marcos Roberto Paulino Bueno, André Penaquioni
  • Patent number: 9562628
    Abstract: A bracket for mounting wiring on a stud. The bracket includes a stud securement portion configured for attachment to a wall stud. A stationary jaw has a longitudinal axis extending laterally outward from adjacent a rear end of a side wall of the stud securement portion. A clamping jaw has a longitudinal axis extending laterally outward from adjacent the rear end of the side wall. The clamping jaw is at least one of pivotable relative to the stationary jaw and bendable along its longitudinal axis for clamping the wiring between the stationary jaw and the clamping jaw. A locking tie is secured to the clamping jaw adjacent the free longitudinal end of the clamping jaw. The locking tie includes a toothed, elongate member receivable in the locking opening to lock the free longitudinal end of the clamping jaw to the stationary jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Eric Roland Nuernberger
  • Patent number: 9518756
    Abstract: An external suspension system for supporting an inflatable air duct includes a series of external hangers that help hold the duct open while the duct is deflated. In some embodiments, the suspension system supports the duct at a series of points that are broadly distributed in a staggered pattern across the duct, yet the entire duct can be suspended from a single overhead cable, even if the duct is a stepped tube with multiple diameters. The system includes novel ways of locking the hangers to the duct and to the overhead cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Brown, Kevin J. Gebke, Frank Heim, Michael A. Jacobson, Nicolas B. Paschke, Cary Pinkalla
  • Patent number: 9512941
    Abstract: A conduit guide apparatus, system and method for using the conduit guide to fixedly couple a conduit to a support member is described. The conduit guide apparatus includes a partial cylindrical surface, a first neck segment, a second neck segment, a first arcuate shoulder and a second arcuate shoulder. The partial cylindrical surface surrounds a conduit void and a conduit void axis. The first neck segment is adjacent to the first end and surrounds a first channel along a channel axis that is orthogonal to the conduit void axis. The second neck segment is adjacent to the second end and surrounds a second channel along the channel axis that is orthogonal to the conduit void axis. The first arcuate shoulder is adjacent to the first neck segment and includes a first grooved outer wall on both sides of a first recess. The second arcuate shoulder is adjacent to the second neck segment and includes a second grooved outer wall on both sides of a second recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: HAWKEN HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Rodrigue
  • Patent number: 9385513
    Abstract: A cable positioning arrangement comprises a flexible member, such as an elastic band or cord, extending between two structures. The flexible member is associated with a hole through which a cable passes thereby positioning the cable relative to the structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Warren Nigel Jones
  • Patent number: 9360136
    Abstract: A pipe hanging assembly that includes a single piece of steel having a first upper horizontal section, second and third angled sections coupled to the first section, fourth and fifth vertical sections extending vertically from the second and third sections, respectively, sixth and seventh vertical sections extending vertically and parallel to the fourth and fifth sections, respectively, and eighth and ninth curved sections. The eighth curved section connects the fourth and sixth sections to form a first U-shaped holder, and the ninth curved section connects the fifth and seventh sections to form a second U-shaped holder, with the eighth section disposed at a different elevation than the ninth section. Two different pipes can be supported in the first and second U-shaped holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Thackeray
  • Patent number: 9322492
    Abstract: A pipeline clamp including a clamp assembly adapted to attach to an outer surface of a pipeline and a protruding member having a first end portion attached to a surface of the clamp assembly and a second end portion extended away from the clamp assembly. The second end portion is configured to accommodate a sensor and the pipeline clamp has a natural frequency equal to or greater than a maximum expected vibration frequency of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Jens Conzen, Samad Erogbogbo, Karim Dhanji
  • Patent number: 9293067
    Abstract: A device for marking a wire projecting from the tube of a shell and tube heat exchanger includes first and second legs which cooperate to form a tubular body with opposed openings for receiving the wire, and a hinge at a first end of the tubular body about which the body flexes to enable insertion of the wire into the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Extundo Incorporated
    Inventor: Clifford L. Johns
  • Patent number: 9214794
    Abstract: A transmission line assembly for transmission and distribution of high voltage power which comprises a conductor, a separate messenger member and coupling means. The conductor has a predetermined length. The separate messenger member has a predetermined length. The coupling means couples the messenger to the conductor to the messenger. The messenger member and the conductor remain structurally separate from each other and functionally independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: Waymon P. Goch
  • Patent number: 9010695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to problems how to keep cable arrangement functional, or at least make the damage as little as possible, after being exposed to different types of mechanical overloads. The problems are solved by methods and arrangements in which the securing means and the contact material of the securing means are arranged so that the cable can slide through the securing means when it is exposed to mechanical overloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: NKT Cables Group A/S
    Inventors: Lars Efraimsson, Ulf Fridtjof Johnsen
  • Patent number: 8985528
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein comprise a cable system. The cable system has a plurality of cables and a plurality of cable hangers. The cable hangers are configured to support the plurality of cables in a building. The plurality of cable hangers have one or more cable supports configured to hold at least one of the plurality of cables and a support configured to couple the cable support to the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Colvin Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Colvin
  • Patent number: 8979037
    Abstract: A cable tray apparatus is provided a people mover system such as a Sky Train or the like. The cable tray apparatus is made up of a plurality of identical cable trays which are secured together in an end-to-end relationship. The cable trays are selectively laterally horizontally adjustable with respect to one another and are selectively vertically adjustable with respect to one another to correspond to curves in the roadway of the system and to correspond to elevational changes in the roadway of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam J. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Cameron G. Lewis, David T. Wurzer
  • Patent number: 8960611
    Abstract: An expansion joint is disclosed for a cable tray apparatus for a people mover system. An expansion joint is inserted or positioned between a pair of generally rectangular electrical cable trays having first and second ends. The cable trays are connected in an end-to-end relationship. The expansion joint has first and second ends and is positioned between the pair of cable trays so that the first end thereof is connected to the second end of the adjacent cable tray and so that the second end thereof is connected to the first end of the adjacent cable tray. The expansion joint includes body portions which are slidably movable towards one another or slidably movable away from one another to compensate for expansion and contraction of the cable tray apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Adam J. Wurzer, Cameron G. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8943991
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a rope tender is rotatably affixed to the center pull on the tower to carry the rope over wakeboard racks. The rope tender is clamped to the center pull on the tower by a clamp. The rope is then pulled through an end loop on the rope tender and attached to the center pull on the tower. In one embodiment, the rope tender is looped one or more times in the middle to achieve a flexible, spring effect for the rope tender. The rope may also be pulled through the middle loop for support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Joe W. Snow, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150014509
    Abstract: The invention provides a clamp and trolley system for moveably attaching a power cable, hose or tube (104) of a lifting apparatus to a guiding cable or track, the clamp 100) comprising: a first clamp component (102) having a first engagement surface (106,116) adapted to engage with the power cable, hose or tube (104); and a second clamp component (114) having a second engagement surface (132,133) adapted to engage with the power cable, hose or tube, the second clamp component (114) being pivotally attachable to the first clamp component and rigidly fastenable to it in a range of relative orientations; wherein the first and second engagement surfaces (106,116;132,233) are shaped so as to clamp the power cable, hose or tube (104) between the first (102) and second (114) clamp components as the second clamp component (124) is pivoted towards a more closed orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: HONG KONG TURBO TROLLEY LIMITED, NO 1636690
    Inventor: Douglas McGregor McKay
  • Patent number: 8919704
    Abstract: A support assembly for supporting a conduit includes a support, a clamp, and a hanger. The support has a partial-cylindrical shape including a first section having a first diameter and a second section having a second diameter that is greater than the first diameter. In one aspect, at least one of the first section and the second section define a first aperture in the partial-cylindrical shape. In another aspect, at least one of the first section and the second section includes a retention member extending radially from an outer surface of the partial-cylindrical shape. The retention member includes a closed loop or a partially-open loop that defines a second aperture for receiving a strap to secure the conduit to the support. The clamp is configured to secure the conduit to the support. The hanger is configured to suspend the support from a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: Charles Lee, Elio Evangelista, Paul Burke
  • Patent number: 8783628
    Abstract: A cable support apparatus is provided. The cable support apparatus includes an elongate spine member, and a plurality of support members each attached to the elongate spine member, each of the plurality of support members defining at least one cable receiving portion therein, wherein at least one of the plurality of support members further includes a hanger for retaining one or more cables separate from the at least one cable receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Roger Jette
  • Patent number: 8602365
    Abstract: A hanger is described for hanging an object from a generally vertical support rod. In one embodiment, the hanger comprises a hanger body, at least two hooks on the hanger body for receiving the support rod, and a gap between the at least two hooks for receiving a nut threaded on the support rod when the support rod is received in the at least two hooks. In another embodiment, the hanger comprises a hanger body, a first set of one or more hooks on the hanger body for receiving the support rod, and a second set of one or more hooks on the hanger body for receiving a portion of the object. In another embodiment, the hanger comprises a hanger body, a first set of one or more hooks on the hanger body defining a first hook-defined recess, and a second set of one or more hooks on the hanger body defining a second hook-defined recess. The first and second hook-defined recesses have different transverse dimensions for receiving support rods having respective first and second different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Bruce Alan Neace
  • Patent number: 8434526
    Abstract: Pliable-wall air ducts with suspended frames are disclosed herein. An example air duct system includes an air duct having a pliable sidewall to extend in a longitudinal direction, the pliable sidewall having a total weight and a framework to be disposed within the air duct. The framework includes a shaft extending in the longitudinal direction, a rib to engage an inner surface of the air duct and a plurality of spokes connecting the rib to the shaft. The example air duct system includes one or more hangers comprising an elongate member having an upper section and a lower section. The lower section to extend through a corresponding opening defined by the pliable side wall and to be coupled to the framework. Most of the total weight of the pliable sidewall is to be carried by the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Cary Pinkalla, Frank Heim, Kevin J. Gebke, Nicholas L. Kaufman, William A. Niehaus
  • Patent number: 8376288
    Abstract: A system including an overhead cable pathway structure and a cable storage device that mounts overhead to the cable pathway structure. The cable storage device including a storage spool and a cable pathway exit having a curved surface that guides excess cable exiting from the overhead cable pathway structure to the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Smrha, Hutch Coburn, Chad J. Sjodin, John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8316783
    Abstract: A separator construction, connectable to a fluidized bed boiler having a furnace, for circulating bed material and returning the material to the furnace. The separator construction includes walls, a ceiling, an inlet conduit, an outlet conduit in flow communication with a flue gas channel located above the separator, and a suspending device connecting the separator to a supporting structure in a building housing the boiler. The suspending device is formed of a frame arranged between the flue gas channel and the separator in connection with an upper circumference of the wall of the separator, and hanger rods or wires connecting the frame directly to the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Foster Wheeler Energia Oy
    Inventor: Pentti Lankinen
  • Patent number: 8226052
    Abstract: An insulated clamp for securing a pipe to a conventional C-channel including first and second portions each having a recess associated therewith for receiving a portion of a pipe to be positioned therebetween, the first portion including a pair of flanges receivable within the C-channel, an expansion device positioned between the pair of flanges for moving the flanges into engagement with the C-channel, and a coupling mechanism for attaching the first and second portions to each other. The coupling mechanism is engageable with the expansion device to move the pair of flanges into their engaged position with the C-channel when the first and second clamp portions are attached to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel J. Hancock
  • Patent number: 8074945
    Abstract: A conduit mounting system includes a plurality of modular components. Each modular component includes first and second transverse sides that are spaced apart and substantially parallel with one another and third and fourth longitudinal sides that are spaced apart and substantially parallel with one another. The third and fourth longitudinal sides extend between the first and second sides. Each modular component also includes a fifth side disposed between the first and second sides and between the third and fourth sides. The fifth side includes a conduit support surface disposed between first and second side contact portions. Each modular component also includes a flange having a first flange portion extending beyond a surface of the third side and a second flange portion extending beyond a surface of the first side contact portion of the fifth side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: William Thomas Schoenau, Gene Ray Slinkard, Travis James King
  • Patent number: 8070112
    Abstract: A system including an overhead cable pathway structure and a cable storage device that mounts overhead to the cable pathway structure. The cable storage device including a storage spool and a cable pathway exit having a curved surface that guides excess cable exiting from the overhead cable pathway structure to the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Smrha, Hutch Coburn, Chad J. Sjodin, John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8047476
    Abstract: A pipe clamp for supporting pipes consists of an open sheet-metal strip surrounding the pipe and of a rubber sleeve which is inserted between the pipe and the sheet-metal strip. The two ends of the sheet-metal strip are connected to one another in the assembled state by means of a clamping screw. The pipe clamp consists only of the sheet-metal strip and of the clamping screw, the two strip ends being bent somewhat radially outwards, forming two screw lugs, and the clamping screw being supported, in the pre-assembled state, on a screw lug such that it cannot be lost and is ready for assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: J. van Walraven Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Van Walraven
  • Patent number: 7861982
    Abstract: A clamp for a tubular hose or cable is disclosed. The clamp comprises a first clamp half, a second clamp half, and a hinge pin. The first clamp half has a first end and a second end and defines a first concave semi-cylindrical face. The first end of the first clamp half carries means for mounting the clamp. The second clamp half has a first end and a second end and defines a second concave semi-cylindrical face. The first clamp half and the second clamp half come together along a parting line and are retained together by a hinge pin. The clamp halves are provided with snap-in liners for easy use. Alternative mounts for mounting the clamp on subsea wire line or tubulars is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: International Clamps, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence M. McClure
  • Patent number: 7857354
    Abstract: A component-based utility supply apparatus includes a wall mounting bracket, a utility distribution unit mounted to the wall mounting bracket and an equipment management rail. The wall mounting bracket includes a longitudinally extending wall mounting flange and at least one longitudinally extending supporting flange. The utility distribution unit can comprise a fluid (gas) manifold, or a power distribution assembly, or both the gas manifold and the power distribution assembly may be coupled together with the wall mounting bracket and equipment rail to provide a combined power and gas utility configuration. The utility supply apparatus further comprises integrated lighting devices and light transmissive lens panel for supplying light along at least a portion of the utility supply apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Lifespan Healthcare, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Alex Bally, Barry D. Wixey, John P. Kasten, Gary M. Schindele, James Scott Stewart, Sr., Tomio Kato
  • Patent number: 7854414
    Abstract: A cable clamp device for use in a well bore to secure cables to pipes and the like includes a flexible fastening member of relatively uniform cross-section, and a block that accepts the fastening member as it encompasses the circumference of the pipe in a loop. The cable clamp also and accepts the cable running axially along the pipe. The flexible fastening member overlaps itself, and is secured in a loop by deformation of its material. The height of the block from the surface of the pipe is greater than the height of the outer surface of the flexible fastening member and the surface of the pipe. The end surfaces of the clamp are angled with respect to the perpendicular of the pipe's surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Artificial Lift Company Limited
    Inventors: Phil Head, Marcus Dixon
  • Patent number: 7793390
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting pond covers, which includes a shaft having an exterior surface, a first end and a second end. An engagement profile is positioned on the exterior surface at a first end of the shaft. A cable guide is positioned in an intermediate position between the first end and the second end of the shaft, the cable guide being oriented transversely to the shaft. A cable is prevented from removal from the cable guide by the second end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Layfield Geosynthetics & Industrial Fabrics Ltd.
    Inventors: James Andrew Mills, Jason Jeffery Robert MacQueen
  • Publication number: 20100224581
    Abstract: The framework for drying clothes is disclosed. The clothes drying frame comprises a main pulley frame, a secondary pulley frame, a suspension cable and a clothes-drying pole, the main pulley frame and the secondary pulley frame being mounted to the bottom surface of the floor, and the main pulley frame including a rolling roller pivotally mounted within a housing, the housing mounted at the lower lateral side of the rolling roller being provided with a press roller without an axle, and the suspension cable positioned between the rolling roller and the pressing roller and two suspension members are positioned at the lower end of the suspension cable, and the clothes-drying pole being placed between the two suspension members. The space of the spaced-apart-ring prevents the suspension cable from entangling with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: WEN-CHANG HSIEN
  • Patent number: 7732708
    Abstract: A device for limiting loads on towers that limits loads only in the longitudinal direction and does not affect the manner in which vertical and transverse loads are resisted by the structure. The device incorporates a shield to prevent ice buildup that could affect its operation. It also has optional antifriction bearings to provide a consistent release force independent of the amount of ice that may accumulate on the wires. The device is of simple construction. The device includes an optional energy absorber, such as that used in U.S. Pat. No. 3,211,260 that can provide a resisting force that is within the longitudinal strength of the tower. The device includes both a mechanical fuse and an energy absorbing mechanism that is used to arrest the wire movement. The energy absorber can extend as much as 50 ft to safely absorb the energy released by broken wires with heavy ice coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Alan B. Peabody
  • Patent number: 7673409
    Abstract: A sign holder arrangement for the support of a sign from an overhead support. The holder arrangement comprises an upper sign holder assembly clamped upon an upper edge of the sign and a lower sign holder assembly clamped upon a lower edge of the sign. At least one outer support clip is disposed peripherally around the upper sign holder. The clip has a cable attached thereto and to the overhead support to hold the sign therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Rebecca Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 7614593
    Abstract: A clamp with liner and mounting base are provided for the attachment of control lines to a subsea riser. The clamp comprises an upper clamp half and a lower clamp half. Each clamp half is hingedly connected along a hinge edge of each clamp half to the other clamp half and latchably connected along a latch edge of each clamp half to the other clamp half by latch structure carried by each clamp half. The latch structure carried by the upper clamp half comprises a pair of parallel ears protruding transversely away from the latch edge of the upper clamp half and defining a pair of aligned boreholes, a pivot pin having a transverse borehole carried by the aligned boreholes through the ears, a bolt carried in the transverse borehole through the pivot pin, and a toggle bar having a threaded transverse borehole therethrough threadably mounted on the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: International Clamps, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. McClure, William Max Goodman
  • Publication number: 20090078832
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for supporting a flexible duct. The apparatus comprises a concave duct support structure with a convoluted anterior end and one or more straps. The concave duct support structure is placed in contact with outer surface of the flexible duct. The convoluted anterior end supports curved surfaces of the flexible duct. The concave duct support structure comprises multiple slits. The straps pass through the slits of the concave duct support structure. Distal ends of the straps may be affixed to a structural member for suspending the flexible duct supported on the concave duct support structure. The concave duct support structure prevents the flexible duct from sagging and crimping, thereby allowing free flow of air, liquids, etc. through the flexible duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: David J. McIntosh
  • Patent number: 7478783
    Abstract: A hose clamp retainer assembly for an implement includes a retainer welded to the implement and having an apertured wall leading into a cavity. A bolt having a headed end is slidably received within through the apertured wall for support within the cavity. A hose clamp received by the bolt includes a projecting portion abutting the second wall and preventing the headed end from sliding out of the cavity through the apertured wall. The bolt can be easily replaced if damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Anthony Scott Royer
  • Patent number: 7439446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable-routing device including links that are open at the ends, joined together in pivoting fashion and can be angled-relative to each other in at least two directions, said links being arranged one behind the other in the longitudinal direction of the cable-routing device and forming at least one guide channel by means of guide elements located radially outwards, where tensile force-absorbing pivoting joints are located between links joined together in pivoting fashion within the cable-routing device and the links each display corresponding joint elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Igus GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Blase, Andreas Hermey
  • Patent number: 7325776
    Abstract: This invention's suspensory fastener for piping is characterized in that the fastener is arranged from the two members of a long band and short band, a coupled state maintaining means, which maintains a state wherein a bolt of a bolt-and-nut set that is provided at a lower end coupling portion of the above-mentioned long band is engaged with an opening with guiding entrance of lower end coupling portion of the above-mentioned short band and the two lower end coupling portions are overlapped with each other, is provided, and coupling and releasing of the coupling of the lower end coupling portion of the above-mentioned long band with the fastener coupling portion of the above-mentioned short band are enabled without separation of the bolt-and-nut set provided at the lower end coupling portion of the above-mentioned long band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Akagi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Shibuya
  • Patent number: 7323636
    Abstract: An aerial cable spacer is provided with a cable retainer and vertically disposed strengthening tabs or ribs. The cable retainer includes a cable retaining arm. A mid portion of the cable retaining arm has a non-rectangular plus “+” shaped cross section. The plus “+” shaped cross section engages and exerts a force on the cable as the cable retaining arm bends to a closed position. The arm is flexible so as to create a resilient force in conjunction with the plus “+” shaped cross section to securely hold the cable on a cable seat of a main body portion of the aerial cable spacer. A pawl is carried on the arm at a predetermined orientation to engage a corresponding set of teeth on the spacer body for enhanced cable clamping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Paulo Sergio Pinto Borges, Carlos Alberto Fernandes
  • Patent number: 7293745
    Abstract: A cable holder for securing multiple elongated objects to a support has a plurality of inner and outer hangers fixedly attached to one another and each configured to receive a respective one of the multiple elongated objects. The inner and outer hangers are displaceable relative to one another so that the outer hanger does not block the inner hanger during attachment of the latter to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Site Pro 1, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph P. Catapano
  • Patent number: 7284728
    Abstract: The pipe hanger assembly is a pipe hanger and a holding assembly for retaining the pipe hanger against a pipe support. The pipe hanger has an inverted, generally U-shaped yoke having a slot defined in the bight of the yoke, a U-shaped saddle for supporting the pipe, and a bolt connecting the yoke and the saddle to each other. The holding assembly is at least a bracket having a pair of flanges defining a guide channel, the bracket being attached to a stud, threaded rod, or other pipe support suspended from a ceiling. The pipe hanger is assembled to the pipe, the bracket is attached to the rod, and the yoke is slid onto the rod between the bracket and a keeper, the yoke being aligned with the guide channel. The keeper is tightened to secure the pipe hanger to the pipe support. A pair of embossments protrude from an inner surface of the saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventor: Michael J. Connolly