Brackets Patents (Class 248/65)
  • Patent number: 11100021
    Abstract: A storage drive adapter may comprise an adapter board, which may include a first and second carrier module interface to removably engage with a first and a second storage drive carrier module, respectively. The adapter board may further include a dual ported storage drive connector to engage with a complementary storage drive bay interface. The dual ported storage drive connector may include a first port to provide a first signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the first carrier module interface. Similarly, the dual ported storage drive connector may also include a second port to provide a second signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the second carrier module interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Patent number: 11101625
    Abstract: The wire grip includes an upper grasping part provided at a base for grasping an electric wire from above; a lower grasping part arranged to face the upper grasping part with the electric wire interposed therebetween and provided to be movable in a vertical direction with respect to the base; an arrow part provided at a bottom part of the lower grasping part integrally with the lower grasping part or as a separate body; a supporting body arranged on a side opposite to the lower grasping part with the arrow part interposed therebetween, wherein the supporting body pushes the arrow part by a screw to be screwed with a lower supporting part provided at a bottom part of the base and extending in a longitudinal direction of the base; and a holding part for holding the lower grasping part to prevent it from being spaced from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NAGAKI SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazude Fujiwara, Kensuke Mondori, Hideo Nouchi
  • Patent number: 11101628
    Abstract: A cable management system for a cable system of a vehicle. The cable management system including a retainer having rails configured to be attached to a wire harness of the cable system. The wire harness may include cable ties that comprise of a plug configured to attach to a vehicle frame. The wire harness may also include an edge clip to also aid in the fastening of the wire harness to the vehicle. The wire harness may also include component cables attached similarly to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC
    Inventors: James L. Jones, Javier Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10960755
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a cover assembly for a fuel filler pipe that is disposed adjacent vehicle suspension components. The cover assembly can include a first cover portion that includes a first extension that extends in a first direction and a second extension that extends in a second direction that intersects the first extension at an angle, the first cover portion forming a channel defined by a first cover portion wall that is configured to wrap around a portion of an outer perimeter of the fuel filler pipe so as to leave a section of the outer perimeter of the fuel filler pipe exposed so as to permit movement of the exposed outer perimeter section, the first cover portion being configured to extend more than half a length of the fuel filler pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shawn L. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10931090
    Abstract: A mount can include a bracket and a clip. The bracket can include a foot, a riser attached to the foot, and a connecting feature. The clip can include a connection portion for connecting the clip to the bracket, a retention portion with a curved configuration of at least half of a circle, and a tab portion that extends from the retention portion towards the connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Stanley Rogers, Dharmendr Len Seebaluck
  • Patent number: 10834838
    Abstract: A data center infrastructure module enables multiple data center infrastructure systems to be simultaneously installed in a data center (as opposed to sequentially installing the respective data center infrastructure systems). The data center infrastructure module includes a collapsible frame and one or more data center infrastructure system components coupled to the collapsible frame. The data center infrastructure module may be pre-assembled remotely from a data center location and may be transported to the data center location in a collapsed state. At the data center location, the pre-assembled data center infrastructure module may be expanded and installed between self-standing frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, Robert David Wilding
  • Patent number: 10697483
    Abstract: The tension bracket is configured to receive an elongated fastener to provide a connection under tension between a secondary structure and a principal support structure. The bracket has a mounting base with two substantially coplanar base sections having complementary opposed adjacent edges. The sections define a plurality of fastener openings and a profile opening. A guide member integrally extends from the sections and has parallel walls disposed above and extending perpendicular to the base sections. A pair of laterally spaced reinforcement ribs project perpendicularly from the base sections. In one embodiment, the tension bracket is formed from a single sheet of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: OMG, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Belinda, Mark A. Dicaire, Mark J. Guthrie, Timothy F. Gillis, R. Timothy Irwin
  • Patent number: 10602636
    Abstract: An arrangement for mounting and supporting a plurality of cylindrical form or other computer systems, for example Apple Mac Pro cylindrical form computer systems, in a data center so as to optimize cooling air flow, access to cabling, and maximized use of space. A plurality of shelf assemblies is mounted to a computer center rack. Each shelf assembly comprises a tray that supports a pair of slidable sleds. Each sled supports a cylindrical form computer enclosure in an axially horizontal configuration, and includes a sled face that exposes a top surface of a computer enclosure. Air flow perforations in the sled face direct air into the space behind the sled face and across a mounted computer enclosure. The tray and sled provides a convenient arrangement for power and communications cabling, as well as directs a cooling air flow through openings in the trays and sleds upwardly across computer enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MACSTADIUM, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory P. McGraw, Michael A. Landreth
  • Patent number: 10568408
    Abstract: A suspension device for hanging seats and hammocks including apertures arranged in a basic body for receiving and guiding a suspension rope. The basic body is realized in at least two parts and is composed of an upper part which receives the suspension rope to be length-adjustable and a lower part which is movably mounted on the upper part and comprises at least one holding body for the fastening of the hanging seat or the hammock. A first aperture enters into the upper part of the basic body approximately at the top for receiving and guiding the suspension rope and exits out of the upper part again from a side outlet opening. A second aperture extends in the upper part of the basic body and exits from the upper body on both sides and comprises an inlet opening below the side outlet opening of the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LA SIESTA GMBH
    Inventor: Jean-Christophe Meillan
  • Patent number: 10411452
    Abstract: A device for fastening of cables includes two saddles to be joined onto a cable and provided with seats for housing the cable, the seats having a plurality of tongues that elastically deform when the saddles are closed around the cable, each of the seats having a rigid frame to which the plurality of elastically deformable tongues is secured and sides directed longitudinally and sides having a curvilinear profile following the semi-circular cross-section of the cable. A row of tongues is fastened, at one end, to the side of the frame, and the free opposed end is raised, in the rest position, towards the interior of the seat for housing the cable. A row of tongues is further provided that is fastened, at their end, to the side of the frame, and the free opposed end is raised, in the rest position, towards the interior of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Alberto Varale
  • Patent number: 10327351
    Abstract: An arrangement for mounting and supporting a plurality of cylindrical form or other computer systems, for example Apple Mac Pro cylindrical form computer systems, in a data center so as to optimize cooling air flow, access to cabling, and maximized use of space. A plurality of shelf assemblies is mounted to a computer center rack. Each shelf assembly comprises a tray that supports a pair of slidable sleds. Each sled supports a cylindrical form computer enclosure in an axially horizontal configuration, and includes a sled face that exposes a top surface of a computer enclosure. Air flow perforations in the sled face direct air into the space behind the sled face and across a mounted computer enclosure. The tray and sled provides a convenient arrangement for power and communications cabling, as well as directs a cooling air flow through openings in the trays and sleds upwardly across computer enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MACSTADIUM, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory P. McGraw, Michael A. Landreth
  • Patent number: 10288891
    Abstract: Integrating rod modules are disclosed comprising a plurality of single and/or solid integrating rods that are mated together by straps. Such modules tend to comprise a greater length than the single and/or solid integrating rods and provide good illumination to a modulator that light from a light source is transmitted through the integrating rod module. The straps may comprise a material (e.g., glass) that has substantially same or similar thermal characteristics as the integrating rods. The straps may be glued to the integrating rods by a glue having a substantially different (e.g., lower) index of refraction than the integrating rods, so as not to disturb the internal reflectance of the rods. The straps may be reinforced by braces that may allow the integrating rod module to be set within a projection display system at an angle substantially different from horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Duane Scott Dewald, Nathan Wainwright, Douglas J. Gorny, Martin J. Richards
  • Patent number: 10247344
    Abstract: A fluid passage structure includes a first flow passage and a second flow passage crossing with each other via a crossing portion in a casing, the crossing portion including a pair of arc-shape recessed portions formed to be a pair of arc-shape lines arranged in line symmetrical positions with respect to an axis of the second flow passage in a view along an axis of the first flow passage, each arc-shape line being a part of a cross sectional contour of the first flow passage; and an inside projecting portion formed between the arc-shape recessed portions to project toward an inside of the first flow passage by connecting each end of the arc-shape lines, each end being closer to the axis of the second flow passage than the other end of a corresponding one of the arc-shape lines in the view along the axis of the first flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sugino Machine Limited
    Inventor: Sho Sato
  • Patent number: 10215308
    Abstract: A device for securing at least one pipe of a building is provided. The device has a first generally curved clamp which secures a first pipe and a first generally flat surface. The first generally flat surface may be secured directly to a stud of a wall or the device may not be secured to a stud and instead may be merely secured to the first pipe so that additional pipes may be secured to the first pipe. The first generally flat surface has an extended second generally flat surface having openings which may receive additional clamps for securing at least a second and/or a third pipe clamp. The second and/or third clamps may be located on the opposing side of the device as the first generally curved clamp. In an embodiment, the second and/or third generally curved clamps may rotate three hundred and sixty-five degrees so as to secure the second and/or third pipe in, for example, a parallel or perpendicular orientation with respect to the first pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HAP TECHNOLOGIES CO.
    Inventor: Tomas Bartos
  • Patent number: 9999568
    Abstract: The present invention is an alignment device for a bag containing one or more ports. The alignment device is attached to either the one or more ports or to the bag adjacent the one or more ports. The plate has an indicator or a unique outer edge shape that is designed to fit into a corresponding unique opening in a holder to ensure proper alignment of the bag and its port(s) in the holder. The plate is has a series of holes equal to and in alignment with the one or more ports of the bag and the port(s) extend through the holes of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: James Hobson, James Austin, Boris Pesakovich, Elias G. Noukas, Thomas Janko, Shaun McMahon
  • Patent number: 9927047
    Abstract: A clamp including a first bracket having a first base plate with a first mating surface and a first curved edge, a first channel and a second channel; a second bracket having a second base plate with a second mating surface and a second curved edge, a third channel and a fourth channel; wherein the first base plate is clamped to the second base plate such that the first and third channels engage the first pipe section and such that the second and fourth channels engage the second pipe section; and wherein the first curved edge aligns with the second curved edge to form a joint line that is configured to extend in continuous abutment with a continuously curved pipe edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jose Luis Muniz
  • Patent number: 9849227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organizer for releasably accommodating components of blood tube sets for different extracorporeal blood treatment options, in particular for dialysis methods, by means of a blood treatment apparatus, as well as methods for manufacturing and preparing an organizer of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: J├╝rgen Klewinghaus, Michael Herrenbauer, Christine Nachbaur-Sturm, Giovanni Di Rienzo, Reinhold Reiter
  • Patent number: 9835272
    Abstract: Each spaced apart support for a cable run in a preferred form includes a hook having a relatively narrower width along the direction of the cable run. A respective extender attached above each hook has a greater length along the cable run than the width of the support in the direction of the cable run, and the extenders thereby provide extended support for cable resting on the extenders along the cable run. Each extender has a slight downward curvature. The opposite ends of each extender have a sharp downward curvature so that the extenders will support resting cable passing over the supports and avoid damage to the cable passing off the extender. A plurality of the supports may be spaced apart at a greater interval such that the longitudinal ends of adjacent extenders are spaced apart defining an acceptable length gap over which the cable run passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MONOSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Jordan Handler
  • Patent number: 9750971
    Abstract: A pedal activated lift advantage weight lifting bench apparatus that includes a pair of arm assists disposed connected to a pair of strut members disposed laterally adjacent to a weight lifting bench in position appropriate for each arm assist to supportively underlie and contact the dorsal side of each of a user's upper arms, whereby a pedal member, disposed in operational communication with each of a pair of uplift members, effects movement of each of said pair of uplift members between a retracted position and an extended position, to forcibly uplift each arm assist against the dorsal side of each of a user's upper arms and thereby assist a bench press without the need of overhead pulleys or another person standing as spotter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Damon Joseph Humphrey
  • Patent number: 9592768
    Abstract: A universal mounting for a light bar which is adjustable in a vertical direction as well as pivotable and tiltable along pitch and roll axes, respectively, longitudinal and lateral of the vehicle to enable leveling of the light bar on the roof while attaching the light bar to the vehicle. There are two mountings which are attached to the light bar under opposite ends thereof. Each mounting has a fixed bracket attached to the roof and an adjustable bracket clamped to the fixed bracket with a mounting bolt threadedly engaged in a pivot connection in the adjustable bracket to enable adjustment about the pivot axis. The pivot connection may also be movable vertically (up or down) with respect to the roof. Vertical and pivotal adjustability facilitates alignment of the bolt in a threaded fastener in the pivot connection. The adjustable bracket has upper and lower parts. The upper part is connected to the light bar and is tiltable with respect to the lower part about the roll axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: STAR HEADLIGHT & LANTERN CO., INC.
    Inventor: Steven W. Neufeglise
  • Patent number: 9431802
    Abstract: A cable protector including a conduit having a top channel having at least one engaging edge and a bottom channel having at least one engaging edge adapted to be removably coupled to the engaging edge of the top channel. The pair of removably coupled engaging edges includes an outer portion having a profile including a projection extending from a step to a tip and an inner portion having a profile including a locking step. When urged against the inner portion, the outer portion is slidingly coupled to the inner portion until the step becomes locked in the locking step to form a cavity within the conduit to accommodate the cables. When pulled from the inner portion, the outer portion is slidingly decoupled from the inner portion after the step becomes dislodged from the locking step to provide access to cables disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Solar Raceway, LLC
    Inventor: Salvatore Anselmo
  • Patent number: 9401591
    Abstract: A wiring structure of electric wire is provided in which the efficiency of wiring electric wires can be improved and the wiring space can be saved. The wiring structure of electric wire includes an electric wire having a U-shaped excessive part provided in its middle part along the relatively-moving direction of two structures, and a longitudinally-appended spring member provided longitudinally along the electric wire. Fixing positions P1 and P2 of opposite ends of the electric wire are set to offset positions which are deviated in position respectively in two directions perpendicular to the relatively-moving direction of the two structures, and an elastic rod member which has a circular or regular polygonal cross section, having a property of non-biased bending in direction, is used as the longitudinally-appended spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Satou, Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9366055
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an invention regarding universal fence sections are described including a specially shaped fence section connector that may act as an elbow and/or a T-member, a universal fence section kit with parts for assembling a universal fence section including a specially shaped fence section connector, and a universal fence section assembled using a specially shaped fence section connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Wright, Christopher Waites, Craig Kime, Mark DeZolt, Jason Duffy, Krystal Piper
  • Patent number: 9062813
    Abstract: Embodiments include a cushion clamp support and assembly and related method. In one embodiment the cushion clamps support includes a support base and a support bracket for receiving the support base. The support base and the support bracket are substantially flat in selective corresponding areas that align when disposed adjacent to one another to prevent further rotation. The support base and the support bracket each have complementary retention features that correspond to one another such that the retention features engage one another to secure the support base to the support bracket. The support bracket has a plurality of opposing lips for receiving at least a portion of a cushion clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, Michael A. Jaworski
  • Patent number: 9038968
    Abstract: A plastic, polymeric or silicone grommet used as a dampener or insulator for round and/or hex style tube, pipe and conduit hangers, and particularly to a grommet having a channel portion and a rounded edge portion which directly surrounds the edges of hanger brackets used as pipe supports. Each flat surface of the grommet is substantially rounded to prevent the collection of liquids, dirt or debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: John Hennon
  • Publication number: 20150136941
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide for a system of fastening devices, e.g., mounts, brackets, and assemblies for installing roller window shades. In one embodiment, the fastening device system comprises two one-piece, disk-shaped mounting brackets, one for each end of a shade tube, wherein the mounting brackets are configured such that, in use, the outer circumference of the brackets are visible; the mounting means being largely hidden within the bracket or by the shade. In a particular embodiment, the fastening system is designed for use with motorized shades, wherein one mounting bracket is configured to key the shade motor, and one mounting bracket is configured to receive the idler pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Patent number: 9033290
    Abstract: A line retention device configured to releasably retain one or more lines therebetween. The device has a retention bracket with a female detent on a first end portion and having a receiving aperture defined by a primary opening and a keyway. A male detent is on a second end portion and has a proximal portion, a head portion, and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion extends through the receiving aperture when the retention bracket is in the closed position with proximal and head portions on one side of the female detent and the intermediate portion on the opposite side of the female detent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Kirkhill-TA Co.
    Inventor: Ryan John Shepard
  • Patent number: 9033090
    Abstract: A brake hose guide includes a guide portion constructed of a pair of vertical wall portions with a connecting portion for connecting the vertical wall portions to each other. The brake hose guide is fastened to a support body for allowing a brake hose to pass through the inside of the guide portion. A mounting portion is connected to a specified vertical wall portion that constitutes at least one of the pair of vertical wall portions and is formed such that a portion of the mounting portion projects more toward the inside of the guide portion than the specified vertical wall portion. At least a portion of a fastening hole, that is formed in the mounting portion so as to allow a fastening member to pass therethrough, is arranged inside an outer end portion of the specified vertical wall portion as viewed from the fastening direction toward the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 9033289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to block style tube and pipe hangers which include polymeric grommets that are used as a dampener or insulator for hanging tubes and pipes and particularly to a post and port arrangement for securing and aligning the silicone grommets during initial mounting and placement. The grommets are typically two opposing symmetrical parts that together define a passage having an inner diameter which directly surrounds and supports the pipe or tube, the post and port arrangement provides a structure and method for connecting the polymeric grommet parts and supporting the grommets on the pipe or tube during installation of the frame and support structure. Each flat surface of the grommet parts is substantially sloped to prevent the collection of liquids, dirt or debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: John Hennon
  • Publication number: 20150131957
    Abstract: A cable supporting device includes a first support and a second support. The first and second supports have respective first and second channel members with an inwardly facing opening. The channel members support and retain a cable or fiber optic component, for example a fiber optic cable or drop wire. The supports may be used in an enclosure or suspended from an aerial transmission line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kyle Bradford Gilbreath, Joseph Forrester, Joshua Charles Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150131953
    Abstract: A cable routing system is described. More specifically, described is a cable routing system that includes a main fiber channel configured to receive a drop fiber to allow it to fit within the main fiber channel, where the channel is surrounded by a discontinuous segmented duct, and the duct comprises a continuous flange structure to provide support for the system as it is installed on or fastened to a wall or other generally flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Donald K. Larson, Wesley A. Raider
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150108287
    Abstract: Provided is a technology which makes an undercut portion small and reduces a limit on a mold structure in a wire holder mounting structure. A holder fixing portion (30) formed in a cabinet (20) is configured by including a box portion (32) and a holding rib (40). The box portion (32) has an open in an upper side in drawings, and is configured by right and left wall surfaces (32a), a rear wall surface (32b) and a bottom surface (32c). A holder mounting hole (34) is formed in the rear wall surface (32b), and a wire holder (90) is inserted in a direction of the holder mounting hole (34) (direction of an arrow X1 in the drawings) to be fixed. In the fixed state, a leaf spring portion (92) (holding portion) of the wire holder (90) is placed so as to be in contact with the holding rib (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Arai, Toshihiro Yamamichi, Yutaka Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20150109721
    Abstract: A remote control assembly may include a housing to which a remote control device may be attached (e.g., releasably attached). The remote control assembly may be configured to mount to a cord, for example an electrical cord that includes an insulating sheath. The housing of the remote control assembly may define a path therethrough that is configured to receive a portion of the electrical cord. The housing may be configured to restrain the cord such that the housing remains in a mounted location on the cord. For example, the housing may be configured to engage the insulating sheath of the electrical cord at one or more locations along the path through the housing. The remote control assembly may include a remote control device that is configured to control a load control device, for example via wireless communication signals transmitted from the remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Willcocks, Louis G. Rollo, Brian R. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9010696
    Abstract: A support assembly connected with a stud for securing and guiding conduit and/or cable is provided. The support assembly includes, but is not limited to, a securing arm for securing and guiding the conduit and/or cable and an engaging tab coupled with an end of the securing arm. The engaging tab includes a first engagement member facing a second engagement member, a side engagement member connecting the first and second engagement members together, and a first compressible member extending in a first direction D1 either from the first engagement member towards the second engagement member or from the second engagement member towards the first engagement member. The first compressible member is compressible in a second direction D2 opposite that of the first direction D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Asim Siddiqui, Anthony Caringella, Tom Colangelo, Justin McMath
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150102179
    Abstract: A bracket to mount an aftercooler to an engine with an engine block includes a base portion connected to the engine block and a mount portion to mount the aftercooler to the engine. A first Y-shaped portion and a second Y-shaped portion extend substantially paralelly between the mount portion and the base portion, with a connecter portion structured there between. Both the first Y-shaped portion and the second Y-shaped portion include a base end that connects to the base portion, a mount end that connects to the mount portion, and a narrower mid-section. This configuration defines an arcuate profile from the base end to the mount end. A dimensional ratio between the narrower mid-section, the base end, and the mount end, is in a range of 1:1.5:4.4 to 1:1.7:4.6. Further, a dimensional ratio between the base end and a height from the base end to the mid-section is substantially 1:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. McHenry, Lee D. Kress, Nicolae C. Pelei
  • Publication number: 20150097090
    Abstract: A portable holder for an electric vehicle charger with an inline electronics module. The holder includes or defines a cavity, a first extension, a second extension, and a slot. The cavity is configured to receive the inline electronics module through an opening in the cavity. The first extension is arranged about a first side of the cavity. The second extension is arranged about a second side of the cavity opposite the first side. The first extension and the second extension cooperate to hold in place a vehicle cord connected to the inline electronics module when the vehicle cord is wrapped around the cavity. The slot is defined by the second extension and the cavity. The slot is configured to receive a power cord connected to the inline electronics module when the inline electronics module is inserted into the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: STEVEN A. MUSICK
  • Patent number: 8998150
    Abstract: A clamp for placement about a riser having an assembly with a housing for releasably engaging at least one strap, the strap having a first and second end wherein the first and second ends are releasably attached to the housing, a plate on the housing for selectively engaging the first and second ends of the strap; and a support operably connected to the housing for releasably holding MUX, IWOC and other umbilical cables used in subsea applications. The housing may have two straps for engagement to a riser that shorten and lengthen by the turning of a screw through a plate engaged to the straps. The clamp may also have a hinged or fixed circular member for attachment around the riser. The cables are held by a hinged attachment to the housing that forms cylindrical vertical openings upon closure of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Subsea Company
    Inventors: Barry McMiles, Thomas Cates
  • Publication number: 20150090845
    Abstract: A medical device supporting apparatus for use in a medical environment to releasably secure a medical device to a support structure, the medical device supporting apparatus having a base member configured to releasably mount the medical device supporting apparatus on the support structure; and a medical device mounting assembly including a base attachment portion and a device attachment portion connected to the base attachment portion, and further including a connection mechanism mounting the base attachment portion on the base member for rotation about a roll axis relative to the base member whereby the medical device mounting assembly can hold the medical device at different selected angles about the roll axis with respect to the base member, the device attachment portion being constructed for translational, sliding reception of the medical device into mounting engagement with the device attachment portion. The medical device supporting apparatus also can have a tube holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Lester Trelford, Joel Wiesner, James Harr, Kenneth Breitweiser
  • Patent number: 8991773
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for mounting systems, for example an electrical or fluid-conveying line, on a structure, in particular of an aircraft or spacecraft, the device comprising a basic holder which is fastenable to the structure and a system holder for mounting the systems, the system holder being fastenable to a first interface of the basic holder, which system holder is fastenable to a first interface of the basic holder; the basic holder comprising a first part, which comprises the first interface, and a second part, one end of which is attachable to the first part so as to be pivotal about a pivot axis and the other end of which is fastenable to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Peter Guthke, Barbara Lunitz
  • Patent number: 8985530
    Abstract: A cable support apparatus includes a flexible spine formed from a single piece of wire stock and a plurality of support members extending along a length of the flexible spine. Each of the support members is formed from a single piece of wire stock. The plurality of support members cooperate with one another to define a longitudinal passageway extending along a length of the flexible spine for retaining one or more cables therein. Each support member includes a body segment extending along and engaged to the flexible spine to define at least two attachment apertures therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Jette
  • Patent number: 8985529
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for supporting one or more elongated members are provided. A support member for supporting one or more elongated members can include a body; at least four support arms extending from the body, and at least one curved surface disposed between the support arms. Each curved surface can be concave relative to a centerline of the body. At least one curved surface can have a length that is at least twice as long as at least one other curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Aims International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney H. Masters, Blake R. Masters, Billy L. Griffith
  • Publication number: 20150075496
    Abstract: A fastening assembly for mounting a fuel rail in an engine includes a bracket which includes a longitudinal axis and is coupled to the fuel rail, a retainer which includes a first through opening for receiving a bolt, and a bolt which is inserted through the first through opening. The bracket includes a second through opening for receiving the retainer and the bolt. The retainer is arranged in the second through opening such that it can rotate relative to the bracket. The cross-section of the first through opening perpendicular to the longitudinal axis has an elongated shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Pasquali, Giandomenico Serra
  • Publication number: 20150077935
    Abstract: Air filter and cable management assemblies for network communication systems are disclosed. The assemblies include filters that cover one or more communication line cards and their associated connection panels. The assemblies also include cable support structures with cable support brackets that support connected cables while restricting airflow so that airflow is forced through the filter towards the connection panels. This airflow can then pass into housings for the line cards and other circuitry, such as fabric cards, to provide desired cooling. Fan subsystems can also be provided to facilitate airflow. Advantageously, the disclosed air filter and cable management assemblies allow for filtered cooling of stacked network communication systems while greatly simplifying the complexity of the filter and cable installation and maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Anue Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary J. Wright, Kevin R. Garrett, Scott D. Slade, David E. Howard, Darryl D. Daniel, Christopher C. Ott
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150069189
    Abstract: A door harness attaching structure includes: an opening provided on an inner panel of a hinge-open/close-type door; and a hole provided on an end wall at the hinge side of the inner panel. The opening is composed of a large main opening covered by a panel unit of a door module and a small sub opening continued to the main opening, notched toward the hole for attaching a grommet and covered by a cover member. A wiring harness of the door module includes: a harness portion projecting from the panel unit; and the grommet provided at a tip end of the harness portion and attached through the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Higashi, Tetsuya Hirano, Hiroyuki Katayama, Masayoshi Kamenoue, Masaoki Yoshida
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150041258
    Abstract: A mount is provided for fastening a contact conductor of a brake pad wear monitoring device of a disc brake, in particular of a commercial vehicle, on a brake caliper. The contact conductor is secured in a cable guide, which bears against a retaining bracket which extends across a mounting opening of the brake caliper. The cable guide is covered by a cover. The cable guide and/or the cover have at least one spacer element which is arranged in an intermediate space accommodating the contact conductor and bounds the height of the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander ASEN
  • 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.