Adjustable Patents (Class 248/70)
  • Patent number: 10816108
    Abstract: Example aspects of fitting assembly and a method for adjusting the length of the fitting assembly are disclosed. The fitting assembly can comprise a fitting, the fitting defining a threaded bore and a threaded hole, a set screw engaged with the threaded hole; and a fastener engaged with the threaded bore, the fastener repositionable relative to the fitting to adjust a length of the fitting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Nicholas Stagliano Ohnemus
  • Patent number: 10709033
    Abstract: The cable management device of a coupling assembly includes a first cable management arm, a second cable management arm, a first component, and a second component. The second cable management arm can be moved with respect to the first cable management arm. The first component is pivotally connected with respect to the first cable management arm. The second component can be displaced to either one of a first position and a second position with respect to the first component. The second component and the first component define a first length when the second component is at the first position. The second component and the first component define a second length different from the first length when the second component is at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chiang-Hsueh Fang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10598302
    Abstract: A pipe restraint, system, and method for securing a pipeline, of which the pipe restraint includes an anchor configured to be secured to the ground, a first gripping member configured to grip a first pipe, a second gripping member configured to grip a second pipe that is connected to the first pipe, and one or more arms connected to the anchor and the first and second gripping members. The one or more arms are configured to constrain movement of the first gripping member, the second gripping member, or both with respect to the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TORCSILL FOUNDATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Wheeler, Stephen Willis, Jason Glassey, Burk McCurdy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10588305
    Abstract: A marine hub attaches to a boat pedestal, dock support or other vertical support post, and has removable interchangeable attachment arms that radiate from a main body tube or disk that fits around the support post. The main body tube has a bore with an inside diameter just larger than the diameter of the support post. An adapter ring may be used within the bore of the main body tube for mounting on posts that are smaller, or not cylindrical. Support stub members radiate from the main body tube, and the attachment arms secure to these with quick release pins. The support arms may be used with fishing or boating accessories, beverage holders, or other equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Harold F. Larkin, Susan N. Larkin
  • Patent number: 10583243
    Abstract: An intravenous line organizing system to be attached to patients to organize one or several IV lines, preventing entanglement and contamination by dragging on the floor, while allowing patient mobility. The hypoallergenic device can be strapped with a band around a patient's limb or torso, or adhered to the skin anywhere on the body. Each clip element allows one IV line to float freely through it. Each clip element rotates 360° and can move horizontally within a channel in the system, or it can be pushed into a locked position, preventing rotation and horizontal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Derryl Burke
  • Patent number: 10570890
    Abstract: A device for mounting a line pipe in a rotor shaft of a wind turbine. The invention also relates to a rotor shaft for a wind turbine and to the wind turbine itself. The device includes a rotor shaft which is configured to be partially hollow and in which the line pipe is arranged. In the line pipe, different media are routed from a fixed nacelle of the wind turbine in the direction of a rotor hub connected to the rotor shaft. These can be not only electrical lines but also optical waveguides and media lines for gases and liquids. The mounting of the line pipe is achieved by a device having a plurality of eccentric fixing elements, wherein the line pipe is oriented concentrically by rotating the eccentric fixing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Kaiser
  • Patent number: 9843863
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of controlling the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a main body configured to provide an accommodation space, a speaker module configured to output sound, and an accessory device configured to be accommodated in the accommodation space. In a state where the accessory device is accommodated in the accommodation space, the accessory device is configured to provide a passage that transmits the sound output from the speaker module, and in a state where the accessory device is separated from the accommodation space, the accommodation space provides the passage that transmits the sound output from the speaker module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Seok Kim, Sun-Hwan Min, Sung-Chul Park
  • Patent number: 9714726
    Abstract: A skid-mounted pipe stand includes a circular-shaped top plate that has least one pair of arcuate-shaped through-slots arranged to each receive a leg of a U-bolt, a threaded stud connected to a bottom side of the top plate, and a vertical support having at its upper end a nut welded to the upper end and sized to receive the threaded stud. A rotation of the top plate moves the top plate between a first vertical position and a second different vertical position. Once the U-bolt is tightened about the component being supported by the stand, vertical movement of the stand is prevented. Any lateral movement is limited to the clearance between the threads of the threaded stud and the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Big Elk Energy Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John Laidley, Dennis McClintock, Doug Whisenhunt
  • Patent number: 9689510
    Abstract: A cable organizer includes a sliding rail assembly including a first sliding rail unit, a second sliding rail unit and a connection member with two opposite ends thereof respectively pivotally connected to the first sliding rail unit and the second sliding rail unit, and a cable-organizing rack including a first holder block and a second holder block respectively affixed to the first sliding rail unit and a first cable supporting frame and a second cable supporting frame respectively pivotally connected to the first holder block and the second holder block so that the first cable supporting frame and the second cable supporting frame can protrude out of the sliding rail assembly, facilitating maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Nan Juen International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fu-Tien Chang
  • Patent number: 9277665
    Abstract: A material-saving, cost-efficient and simultaneously safe high-voltage system for energy transfer includes a busbar and at least one high-voltage device connected to the busbar by an electrically conductive connecting device or connector. The connecting device or connector has a predetermined breaking point which is constructed in such a manner that the predetermined breaking point will break if a predetermined force is exerted between the busbar and the high-voltage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christoph Armschat, Christoph Beck
  • Patent number: 9255585
    Abstract: A fan structure used for connecting with a plate body includes a main body, a fan blade, a sliding member and a locating member. The main body has an accommodating space and an adjustment slot. The fan blade is pivotally disposed on the main body and is located inside the accommodating space. The sliding member has a base and a joining portion. The base is accommodated in the adjustment slot. The sliding member is joined to the plate body through the joining portion. The locating member is used for joining the sliding member and the main body together, so as to fix the relative position of the sliding member and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hua-Feng Chen, Ting-Chiang Huang, Te-Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 9233475
    Abstract: An umbilical member attachment device including a base part attached detachably to a first member and a second member of a robot, the first member and the second member rotating relative to each other; a first fastening part attached to the base part to fasten the first umbilical member; and a second fastening part attached to the base part to fasten the second umbilical member. The second fastening part has an attachment member attached to the base part and a fastening member fastening the second umbilical member to the attachment member, and the attachment member is provided detachably from the base part together with the second umbilical member in a state where the first umbilical member is fastened by the first fastening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu Kume
  • Patent number: 9144174
    Abstract: A cable management arm assembly includes first and second arms, a cable base pivotally connected between the arms, a plate fixedly connected to the cable base, a supporting base, first and second supporting members, and a sliding base connected to the plate and slidably connected to the second supporting member. The second supporting member is movably connected to the first supporting member, which is pivotally connected to the supporting base. When the second arm is moved away from the first arm, the cable base is moved away from the supporting base, and the sliding base drives the second supporting member to extend from the first supporting member and the first supporting member to rotate relative to the supporting base (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chiang-Hsueh Fang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9072190
    Abstract: A cable management arm includes a first arm, a second arm, a frame, an extension board, a support seat, a first support member, a second support member and a slide. The frame is pivotably connected between the first and second arms. The extension board is connected to the bottom of the frame. The first support member is pivotably connected to the support seat. The second support member is slidably connected to the first support member. The slide is pivotably connected to the extension board and the frame and slidably connected to the second support member. When the second arm is pulled relative to the first arm, the frame is moved from the support seat by sliding the slide along the second support member. The slide moves the second support member to extend relative to the first support member, so that the first support member swings relative to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9072194
    Abstract: A cable management device includes a first cable management arm, a second cable management arm, a cable management seat pivotably connected between the first and second cable management arms, an extension board fixed to the cable management seat, a support seat, a first support member pivotably connected to the support seat, a second support member slidably connected to the first support member, a guide member connected to the second support member and extended between the first and second cable management arms, a first resilient member connected between the first and second support members and a slide pivotably connected to the extension board and slidably connected to the second support member. When the second cable management arm is retracted, the second cable management arm pushes the guide member and drives the first and second support member to swing relative to the support seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20150122956
    Abstract: A retention unit that grasps a periphery of a flexible hose and that clamps onto bed sheets to prevent relative movement of the hose and bed sheets where the grasping and clamping takes place. The retention unit includes a grasping portion, a fixing portion, a rising portion and a fixing portion. The rising portion may have at least two pieces mounted in a sliding manner to slide relative to each other so as to separate the grasping portion and the fixing portion from each other and different elevations. The two pieces may be slid relative to each other and held against further relative movement by securing them. The fixing portion is positioned underneath a mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Aramli
  • 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: 20150108289
    Abstract: There is employed an arm power supply device in which a first arm is rotatably and axially supported to a base member having one harness fixing portion, a second arm having the other harness fixing portion is rotatably and axially supported on a rotation tip side of the first arm, the first arm includes an enclosure portion forming a slit through which a wire harness is inserted, and the wire harness passes from the base member to the slit and is wired over the second arm. The enclosure portion includes an inclined wall to guide the wire harness derived in a bent shape from the second arm to be in contact with the inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Terada, Tsukasa Sekino, Hiroshi Yamashita, Daisuke Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20150102182
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a power-supplying system that can restrain an increase in size thereof with a spring equipped therewith. A first end of a rolling spring projects inwardly, and a first locking section is formed on a primary shaft of a turning member, the primary shaft being disposed inside the rolling spring so that the turning member can engage with the rolling spring at the inside of the rolling spring, thereby restraining an increase in size thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sekino, Hiroshi Yamashita, Daisuke Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20150076292
    Abstract: A tube fixing device has an outer tube, an inner tube, two fixing pins, and a fixing stick. The outer tube has an aligning hole formed through the outer tube. The inner tube is rotatably inserted into the outer tube and has two tapered fixing troughs formed in the inner tube and selectively aligned with the aligning hole. The fixing pins are combined with the inner tube and abut the outer tube at different locations according to the rotation of the inner tube relative to the outer tube. The fixing stick is retractably combined with the outer tube and has a stick tube and a tapered insertion stick inserted in one of the fixing troughs. The insertion end, the fixing pins and the inner tube selectively form a three-point contact status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Chien-Ming LU
  • Publication number: 20150076087
    Abstract: A cable management system includes elongated members mounted to a panel; and gate members configured to couple to at least some of the elongated members. Adjacent ones of the elongated members define management regions therebetween. Each gate member is rotatable relative to the respective elongated member to selectively inhibit and allow access to the respective management region. Each gate member can be fixed at any axial point along an adjustment region of the respective elongated member to adjust the depth of the management region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Kaml, James Joseph Eberle, JR.
  • 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: 20150068992
    Abstract: An adjustment device for a cable management arm includes a first support member, a second support member, and a positioning member. The first support member has a plurality of holes. The second support member is movably connected to the first support member and has a through hole. The positioning member is fixed to the second support member and has a positioning portion and a resilient section connected to the positioning portion. When in use, the positioning portion partially extends through the through hole, selectively extends through one of the holes, and then is positioned by a force of the resilient section, such that the extension-length of the second support member relative to the first support member is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicants: KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, SHUN-HO YANG, CHIEN-LI HUANG, YAO-TSUNG CHEN, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Publication number: 20150060611
    Abstract: A charging cable support arm includes a support member 1 that is fixed to a wall face, a first arm 2 whose proximal end portion is hinged to the support member 1 and that is rotatable within a horizontal plane, and a second arm 3 that is hinged to a distal end of the first arm 2 and that is rotatable within a horizontal plane. The first arm 2 is provided with a first passage hole 24a through which a charging cable 40 is inserted into the first arm 2, and the second arm 3 is provided with, at a distal end thereof, a fourth passage hole 34b from which the inserted charging cable 40 is pulled out, and by use of the charging cable 40 pulled out of the fourth passage hole 34b, an electric vehicle M is charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Norio TAKAHASHI, Michihito OHKADO, Makoto OGAWA, Katsutoshi MATSUSHITA
  • Patent number: 8960613
    Abstract: A tube interconnection system is disclosed that includes multiple interconnection components having base portions and one or more band connection systems. The interconnection components can be configured to interact to be in a coupled state. To this end, a ratcheting mechanism can be configured to releasably hold the first interconnection component and the second interconnection component in various rotated positions relative to one another in the coupled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lynx Toys, LLC
    Inventor: Russell W. White
  • 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: 8950714
    Abstract: In an elongated structure for a movable section, a plurality of operational linear elements such as conductive wires are arranged in parallel in a belt-like sheath member, and an outer region of the sheath member, which is defined by a bend of the sheath member, has a larger rigidity than that of an inner region of the sheath member, which is defined by the bend of the sheath member. When the sheath member 2 have the regions exhibiting the different rigidities, and when an external force is exerted on the elongated structure 1 for the movable section, it is apt to bend toward the side of the sheath member having the small rigidity, and the bent portion is maintained at a given curvature which is determined by the entire rigidity of the sheath member 2. Therefore, the elongated structure 1 for the movable section cannot easily meander while the movable end thereof is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dyden Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Ikeda, Yasuaki Kawanami, Kouji Terasaki
  • Patent number: 8950712
    Abstract: A cable holder including a frame having a plurality of resiliently flexible trays arranged in a column. A top surface of one of the plurality of trays and the bottom surface of another of the plurality of trays immediately positioned above it forms a pocket that is sized and shaped to receive at least one cable. Each of the trays includes at least one low rail extending from the top surface thereof, and the remainder of the trays includes at least one high rail extending from the bottom surface thereof. A clip is secured to the frame for attachment to a bracket. The trays are depressed to open the pocket, enabling insertion of one or more cables therein or removal therefrom. The resiliency of the trays along with the low rails and high rails deform the cables to form slight bends therein to prevent side-to-side movement or slippage of the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Heyco, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Lares
  • Patent number: 8944111
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method of installation of a pipe in fixed association with at least one stanchion, said stanchion having a pipe mount for fixing the distance from a pipe inserted into the pipe mount to a mounting surface, and when two or more stanchions and associated pipe mounts are used to insert a pipe, the distance between the pipe mounts and the mounting surface create a pitch of the pipe in the direction of the sink and away from the source of a liquid insures the proper rate of gravitational flow of the liquid therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Midsun Group
    Inventors: Eric Allendorf, John Poplawski
  • Publication number: 20150014489
    Abstract: A fastening clip comprises a base body and at least one holding portion which is integrally but flexibly connected to the base body, the base body as well as the holding portion comprising at least one receptacle for an elongated member. The holding portion is reversibly movable with respect to the base body in a predefined range, however, a rotation of the holding portion relative to the base body is limited by first stops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TRW Automotive Electronics & Components GmbH
    Inventors: Michel Kuhm, Emmanuel Ouine
  • Patent number: 8931742
    Abstract: A cable management apparatus includes two mounting brackets, a cable management arm connected between the two mounting brackets and slidable vertically, and two elevating mechanisms. Each of the elevating mechanisms includes opposite sides respectively rotatably connected to one of the mounting brackets and abutting a bottom of the cable management arm. When the elevating mechanisms are rotated relative to the mounting brackets, the elevating mechanisms drive the cable management arm to slide vertically. The cable management arm defines a number of positioning holes. Each of the elevating mechanisms includes a locating pin to be operable to engage in one of the corresponding positioning holes to prevent the rotation of the elevating mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shen zhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin-Hu Gong, Ju-Wen Dai, Wei-Fei Ding
  • Patent number: 8897033
    Abstract: An improved multi-purpose kickstand assembly 100 has a modular kickstand mechanism 134 to securely support an electronic communications device 102 in a landscape mode and/or portrait mode. One or more sensors in the electronic communications device can detect the position of a kickstand-magnet 156 secured to the kickstand 136 to electronically determine the position of the kickstand. The kickstand can serve as a channel 170 for a speaker port 166 and/or speaker 168 and can enhance antennae performance for improved audio quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Slipy, Julio C. Castaneda, Travis R. Coleman, Ryan M. Nilsen
  • Patent number: 8894022
    Abstract: A bracket for supporting conduits on a boom arm has a variable-diameter conduit retaining portion having a flexible tie strap and a saddle with a strap-receiving channel formed therein. The saddle has a plurality of paths for the tie strap. A large diameter path is provided by having the tie strap pass through the upper opening into the channel, out through the first cavity so that the tie strap passes on a conduit-facing side of the vertex of the saddle, back into the channel through the second cavity, and out through the lower opening. A medium diameter path is provided by having the tie strap pass through the upper opening, through the channel and through the lower opening. A small diameter is path provided by having the tie strap pass through the first cavity into the channel and through the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Chirpich, Glen D. Kroese
  • Patent number: 8882055
    Abstract: A collapsible cable management arm is foldable with a plurality of heat dissipation apertures. The collapsible cable management arm includes a plurality of racks pivotally connected together which gives a zigzag chain structure being retractable. The rack is formed by a primary and a secondary plate. The secondary plate resembles the size and shape of the primary plate. The secondary plate slides into the tray-like primary plate to form the individual rack with hollow compartment there-between. The thickness of the rack arises from a primary positioning portion of the primary plate. The hollow compartment is further divided into connection and cable compartments by at least one pair of primary and secondary partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Echostreams Innovative Solutions
    Inventors: Chin-Hao Yang, Hsiao-Fen Peng, Chang-Feng Chu, Chia-Hung Liu, Mu-Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 8876066
    Abstract: A pipe hanger method and apparatus wherein a bolt is threaded upwardly through a first opening within a lower arm portion of a saddle, then, in one form, through an opening in a liner, then through a larger opening in the upper arm portion of the saddle. The opening is non-cylindrical in shape. A nut is then installed on the bolt. The nut has a tapered end portion which interoperates with the shape of the opening in the upper arm of the saddle. The nut is hand-tightened and then is aligned with the opening so that the small end portion would drop into the opening. A wrench is then used on the head of the bolt to rotate the bolt for the purpose of drawing the nut and bolt together and applying a clamping force on a pipe positioned within the saddle. The liner extends along the inside of the bolt and then extends about the pipe, between it and the bight of the saddle, and then in one form extends along the inside of the upper arm portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Fastening, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter S. Richards
  • Publication number: 20140263872
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with decorative lights is provided. The apparatus includes a mounting bracket having a rear wall, a side wall, and at least one lip. The rear wall, the side wall, and the at least one lip form a mounting bracket channel. The apparatus further includes a stud having a base sized to fit in the mounting bracket channel and to enable the stud to slidably couple with the mounting bracket, the stud further having a stud channel. The apparatus further includes a stud cap configured to removably couple with the stud, at least partially secure the decorative lights within the stud channel, and position the stud with respect to the mounting bracket channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Shaffarne, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Benjamin Shaffer, Shamin Rivers Arne
  • Publication number: 20140239782
    Abstract: A universal cable bracket that enables one or more cables to be secured to a telecommunications chassis accommodates cables of various sizes and styles. The cable bracket is configured to be mounted in one of multiple orientations relative to the chassis. One or more fasteners can be inserted through apertures in the bracket and a chassis mounting surface to secure the bracket into the desired orientation. Cables or fanout arrangements can be secured to a platform of the bracket via cable ties or other windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Kostecka, Steve Brandt, John Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140224944
    Abstract: An articulating grasshopper arm includes a cable tray. The cable tray is pivotably coupled to a drilling rig by at least one pivot point. The pivot point is adapted to allow the cable tray to pivot upward and downward as well as laterally right and left relative to the drilling rig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Nabors Drilling USA
    Inventors: Ted Royer, Todd Fox
  • Publication number: 20140224943
    Abstract: The cable handling apparatus includes a trolley beam, where the trolley beam is adapted to allow a cable trolley to slide thereon and an articulating arm. The articulating arm is hingedly coupled to the trolley beam, and the articulating arm is hingedly coupled to a piece of wellsite equipment. The articulating arm is repositionable between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Nabors Drilling USA
    Inventor: Ryan Hause
  • Patent number: 8794580
    Abstract: A bracket is provided for mounting conduit clamps or pipe clamps to the face of the bracket. The height of the bracket can be adjusted by removing pins that are attached to mounting bracket feet and mounting bracket arms. Multiple holes may be formed in the mounting bracket arm and mounting bracket feet to allow for various alignments of the bracket arms, which will vary the height of the bracket. The height is adjusted through a pair of four-bar linkages that enable a linear motion of the bracket face. The bracket may have a footprint that is smaller than conventional adjustable mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Michael O. Koehler
  • Patent number: 8789799
    Abstract: A cable holder for a cable includes a guide section for guiding the cable that can be pivoted in sections for a change in direction of a run of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Aninger, Dieter Hotz, Cengiz Kücük, Christian Mesarosch, Pedro Sancho, Sebastian Wagner
  • Publication number: 20140203150
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting assembly for attaching an attachment end of a first beam member to a second beam member. The adjustable mounting assembly includes a first bracket attachable to the first beam member; a second bracket attachable to the second beam member; and a point of attachment where the first and second brackets are attached to each other. The adjustable mounting assembly is configured to allow a position of the first beam member to be adjusted relative to the second beam member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: GEOTEK, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Alan STENZEL, Richard Franklin CLYATT, Harvey Eugene FLOWERS, Brian Raymond HORNBERG, Steven Roger VOLKMAN, Bruce Frederick BLUMENTRITT
  • Publication number: 20140183306
    Abstract: A cable management arm assembly includes first and second arms, a cable base pivotally connected between the arms, a plate fixedly connected to the cable base, a supporting base, first and second supporting members, and a sliding base connected to the plate and slidably connected to the second supporting member. The second supporting member is movably connected to the first supporting member, which is pivotally connected to the supporting base. When the second arm is moved away from the first arm, the cable base is moved away from the supporting base, and the sliding base drives the second supporting member to extend from the first supporting member and the first supporting member to rotate relative to the supporting base (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, SHUN-HO YANG, CHIEN-LI HUANG, CHIANG-HSUEH FANG, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Publication number: 20140158836
    Abstract: A pivoting hose support system for use with an agricultural implement is provided that includes a guide through which a hose(s) extends and that is arranged to pivot at an articulation point defined at connections between components that are movable through relatively large ranges of motion with respect to each other. The guide and the movable component may pivot about a common rotational axis and may be arranged upon different portions of a common pivot pin to which the guide may be axially fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CNH Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Williams, Corey N. Marciniuk
  • Publication number: 20140138496
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aerial sheave device for the installation and suspension of cable. The aerial sheave device includes a frame and a rotating wheel that coordinates with a locking cable guard. The device also includes a lockable side latch for affording access to the wheel area. The frame may be attached to a utility pole via a loop attached to the frame. The loop attaches to the frame via dome-inside-a-dome connection which allows the frame to also rotate 360 degrees. The dome-inside-a-dome connection includes a solid semispherical dome attached to the loop which fits inside a slightly larger semispherical dome shaped cavity of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Lee Jones
  • Patent number: 8724298
    Abstract: A panel display suspension system comprising a first mounting part and a second mounting part. In order to be able to easily adjust the horizontal position of a suspended panel display (7) the first mounting part is provided with a supporting rail-shaped body (1) and the second mounting part is provided with supporting movers (3) for cooperation with the rail-shaped body. One of the mounting parts is configured for securing to the panel display and the other mounting part is configured for securing to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: TP Vision Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Delva, Maxime Leon Marie Joseph Verdin
  • Publication number: 20140124629
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards a support structure for electronic displays, such as a computer display monitor, tablet, or the like, such that a cable actuated hinge moves the display from an elevated vertical position away from a user to a lower horizontal position closer to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Myerchin Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian P. Myerchin
  • Publication number: 20140110540
    Abstract: A cable management apparatus for managing a cable includes a mounting bracket slidably receiving the cable and fixing a rear end of the cable, a sliding bar slidably connected to the front end of the cable, and a rotating arm rotatably mounted to the mounting bracket and engaging with the cable. The sliding bar defines a guiding slot, which includes a driving portion extending slantingly relative to a sliding direction of the sliding bar. The rotating arm includes a rod slidably received in the guiding slot of the sliding bar. By sliding the sliding bar forward or rearward, the rod of the rotating arm slides along the driving portion of the guiding slot to rotate the rotating arm forward to stretch the cable or rotate the rotating arm rearward to wind up the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JU-WEN DAI, XIN-HU GONG, WEN-TANG PENG
  • Publication number: 20140060685
    Abstract: Lock down units and loading arms with lock down units are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a loading arm includes a product delivery pipe pivotally coupled to a product standpipe such that the product delivery pipe is rotatable in a vertical plane. A rocker assembly is coupled to the product delivery pipe. A support arm may be pivotally connected to the product standpipe and slidably coupled to the rocker assembly such that the support arm and the rocker assembly are slidable with respect to one another. The support arm comprises a plurality of slots. A locking pawl is affixed to the rocker assembly and selectively engagable with the slots such that, when the locking pawl is engaged with a slot of the support arm, the locking pawl couples the support arm to the rocker assembly, thereby preventing the product delivery pipe from being raised in the vertical plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: OPW Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Roth, Krzysztof Wejdman
  • Patent number: 8651435
    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 can be fastened to the structure; and at least a first system holder for mounting the systems; the basic holder being made up of at least a first part comprising a first interface for fastening the first system holder and a second part comprising a second interface for fastening the first or a second system holder, the interfaces being formed in an identical manner and pointing in different spatial directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Peter Guthke, Barbara Lunitz