Interlocked Bracket And Support Patents (Class 248/73)
  • Patent number: 10316874
    Abstract: A clip for securing one or more cover panels within a containment structure includes an annular portion partially-enclosing an internal space and two compressible legs adjoining opposite ends of the central portion. The clip further includes a clasp with first and second securing tabs configured to fixedly secure an object within the internal space and apply an outward force on the compressible legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Raven Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Alan Harvey
  • Patent number: 10253906
    Abstract: A cable hanger includes: a generally flat base; and first and second opposed arms extending in a first direction from the base; wherein hooks are positioned on free ends of the arms; wherein each of the free ends of the arms has an arcuate cross-section; wherein the arms form a gap configured to receive and grasp a cable; and wherein the cable hanger is a unitary member formed of a polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10061089
    Abstract: A holding device for holding cylindrical fiber optical components comprising at least one stackable body each having at least one recess adapted to receive cylindrical fiber optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
    Inventor: Rodney Bridges
  • Patent number: 9756756
    Abstract: A drive cage can include a base side and a top side that define altitude of the drive cage; a front end and a back end that define longitude of the drive cage; a lateral side disposed between the front end and the back end and between the base side and the top side; drive bays where each drive bay extends longitudinally; a first wire bundle clip fixed to the top side that extends longitudinally to a free end; and a second wire bundle clip fixed to the lateral side that extends altitudinally to a free end. Such an example may further include a wire bundle clipped to the drive cage via the first wire bundle clip and the second wire bundle clip. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: William Fred Martin-Otto, Timothy Samuel Farrow, Albert Vincent Makley, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Patent number: 9746052
    Abstract: A retaining device configured for retaining at least one medical device adjacent to a supporting surface. The retaining device includes a plate shaped holding portion defining a peripheral edge, a slot extending from the peripheral edge defining a loading channel, and communicating with an internal holding area. The internal holding area is dimensioned to accept the largest medical device the retaining device is configured to be used with. An attachment mechanism is connected to the holding portion to secure the retaining device to a supporting surface. A section of medical device may be inserted into and along the loading channel to enter the holding area and be retained within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9726207
    Abstract: A positioning structure that positions two workpieces includes a one positioning portion that is provided on one of the workpieces and includes one inverted portion and a protruding portion; and a other positioning portion that is provided on the other workpiece and includes another inverted portion and a receiving portion, the two positioning portions positioning the two workpieces, by overlapping an end portion of the one positioning portion face-to-face with an end portion of the other positioning portion. The two inverted portions are each such that alignment of the positioning portion is inverted when the one positioning portion is overlapped with the other positioning portion, the protruding portion is arranged on the end portion side of the one positioning portion and is provided protruding toward an overlapping side, and the receiving portion engages with the protruding portion when the one positioning portion is overlapped with the other positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiko Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9702387
    Abstract: A clip for securing one or more cover panels within a containment structure includes an annular portion partially-enclosing an internal space and two compressible legs adjoining opposite ends of the central portion. The clip further includes a clasp with first and second securing tabs configured to fixedly secure an object within the internal space and apply an outward force on the compressible legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Colorado Lining International, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Alan Harvey
  • Patent number: 9695862
    Abstract: A thread-cleaning tool comprises a partially hollow nut for use with a pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical nut-running power tool. The nut comprises a plurality of brushes mounted in alignment with the outside corners of the nut, and facing inward to the central orifice of the nut, such that the nut abrasively removes corrosion and particulates from the threads of a shaft. In an embodiment, the brushes of the nut are mounted upon brush assemblies comprising rotating cam members, located in recesses spaced to align with the outer corners of the nut, providing a mechanism for the brushes to move back and forth as the nut is rotated up and down the thread. The brush assemblies can be easily removed or substituted as wear and tear accumulates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Don K. Clover
  • Patent number: 9623985
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for mounting an object are provided. The apparatus includes a clamp configured to attach to a strut, and a bracket coupled to the clamp. The bracket includes a first arm having a first end disposed proximal to the clamp and a second end disposed distal to the clamp, and a second arm having a first end disposed proximal to the clamp and coupled to the object, and a second end coupled to the second end of the first arm. The second arm is positioned between the first arm and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ADI Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Earl Owen
  • Patent number: 9598030
    Abstract: A wire harness (9) includes an exterior member (16) with a tubular shape which covers a high-voltage conductive path (15), and a drain hole (27) is formed in the exterior member (16). The drain hole (27) is covered with a clamp (20), that is, a post-installed member in a state that the function of the drain hole is ensured. The clamp (20) includes a tube attachment portion (32), and the tube attachment portion (32) includes a drain function ensuring portion (34). A gap (35) is formed between the drain hole (27) and the clamp (20). A foreign substance entry preventing portion (36) is formed in a side of the gap (35) in a vehicle progress direction P. An outside communication hole (37) is formed in an opposite side in the vehicle progress direction P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Tatsuya Oga, Hideomi Adachi
  • Patent number: 9551436
    Abstract: A protective guide internally holds long members including at least one of flexible cable and duct to move in harmonization with the movement needed by the long members. The guide includes a flexible long plate-shaped base made of a synthetic resin and having a longitudinal direction, flexible sectioning members made of a synthetic resin, and two brackets. The sectioning members uprise from ends of the base, spaced apart from each other by gaps in the longitudinal direction, the ends facing in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, and cooperatively define a space for accommodating the long members along the base. The brackets detachably connect ends of the base to fixed and movable members of a machine installing the guide. Each bracket has a first engaging means detachably engaging the bracket with the gaps and a second engaging means detachably connecting the bracket to the fixed or movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Kouichi Kaihotsu, Hiroshi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9533808
    Abstract: A cable tie with means to form a loop in order to mount cables against a panel or a marking badge. The cable tie has an integrated panel anchor having an elongated body in an area where the cable tie has an elongated cross-section and changes direction at least one time. The cable tie is intended to be mounted in a panel that has an opening with a shape that is a combination of a circular hole and a elongated opening. The mounting starts with a bending around the panel anchor which is then mounted into the openings elongated part. Then the cable tie is rotated typically 90° around the axis of the circular part of the opening. Then by releasing the bending, the band on each side of the panel anchor is fixed in the elongated part of the opening and the panel anchor is fixed towards the back-side of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: One Inventor Sweden AB
    Inventor: Jan Berglund
  • Patent number: 9484723
    Abstract: A wire harness (11) includes a one-sided self-adhesive sheet (28) which has a special adhesive layer (23) and is formed with a sheet hole (21), and which is folded at a folded part (25) so that two parts of the adhesive surface (23) are adhered and fixed, electric wires (15) which are sandwiched between the two parts of the special adhesive layer (23) along the folded part (25), and which have two end parts which are derived from the one-sided self-adhesive sheet (28), and a clip (17) which has a base plate (37), from which an elastic locking leg (43) which is inserted into the sheet hole (21) is raised, and which is formed with a regulating edge portion (45) which is sandwiched by the one-sided adhesive sheet (28) along the folded part (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi Doshita
  • Patent number: 9383041
    Abstract: A fastener for holding tubes, fluid lines and the like is provided with a barb for deforming material on the surface of tubular fluid line held in the fastener, and a hollow adjacent the barb for receiving the deformed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Hideki Kanie
  • Patent number: 9316029
    Abstract: An attachment element (1) connecting a locking bar (4) of a lock (2) of a motor vehicle to an actuation lever (5) of a motor vehicle lock (2), wherein the attachment element (1) consists of one part and is C-shaped, and wherein the limbs (11, 12) of the C-shape (10) are connected with each other in a hinge-type connection and are designed so that they can be connected positively and/or frictionally with an opening (6) of a lever (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Robert Hunt, Robert S. Pettengill, Keith Julien
  • Patent number: 9288927
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display monitor; a control board which drives the display monitor; a chassis which is provided between the display monitor and the control board. The chassis includes a conductive material, and has a surface on a side of the display monitor. The display device further includes: a wiring line which is provided along the surface of the chassis; and a clamper which fixes the wiring line to the chassis. The clamper includes a clamp section pressing the wiring line, and leg portions fixed to the chassis. The chassis includes a recessed section at a position where the clamper is fixed. The recessed section is indented towards a side of the control board and accommodating the wiring line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Takechi, Takashi Kanda
  • Patent number: 9279521
    Abstract: A wire management clip formed of an elastic material to clip onto a structural element. The clip is formed to include an area for supporting a wire or wire bundle. Preferably, the clip includes holes formed on opposing sides to allow a strap attachment, such as a zip-tie, to hold a conduit or wire outside the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SunLink Corporation
    Inventors: Jaquelyn Miyatake, Miguel M. L. Praca
  • Patent number: 9267622
    Abstract: An electrical cable holder has a holder body having a fixing device (for example, anchor part) and a fastening part positioned beneath the fixing device (for example, anchor part) for provisionally placing an electrical cable (for example, power transmission cable); and a movable arm movably supported on the holder body for fastening the electrical cable (for example, power transmission cable) provisionally placed in the fastening part, between the movable arm and the fastening part. A lock device for locking the movable arm in a fastening state, in which the electrical cable (for example, power transmission cable) is fastened by the fastening part, is provided between the movable arm and the fastening part. A stationary device for maintaining a non-fastening state is provided between the holder body and the movable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: NIFCO INC., YANEGIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Kobayashi, Yasuhiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 9243808
    Abstract: A universal cooking hob fixing system for the installation of the cooking hob in a worktop is disclosed. The fixing element has a hooking snap element to the cooking hob support and presents elastic means for keeping the hob into the installed position, suitable to prevent its lifting. The configuration of the hooking snap elements allows the release of the hob by acting from the top side of the installed hob, with a specially shaped tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Elio Cabrelle, Miraglia Luca
  • Patent number: 9212777
    Abstract: A quick clamping device, including a semi-circular base and a screw running through the bottom part of the base. One end of the screw extends out of the base and is connected to an eccentric wheel via a conical shaft pin. The eccentric wheel is provided with a handle. On the screw, a fixture block and a wedged sliding block are provided, with the wedged sliding block being adjacent to the eccentric wheel and the fixture block being adjacent to the wedged sliding block. The top part of one end of the base is connected to a buckle via two connecting blocks and the top part of the other end of the base is connected to a top cover. A protruding block is provided on the top of the top cover. The free end of the buckle is provided with a groove that matches the protruding block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Chuanwen Shi
  • Patent number: 9193063
    Abstract: A tool positioning pad has a base pad, at least one securing member and at least one holder member. The base pad is provided with a plurality of positioning holes, the securing member includes at least one connecting rod acceptable within the plurality of positioning holes. The tool positioning pad comprises the securing member and the holder member capable of providing adjustable holding space. When a hand tool is placed on the base pad, the holder member and the securing member together clamping the hand tool on the base pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Huang
  • Patent number: 9133964
    Abstract: A vibration-proof clamp includes a clamp main body with a holding portion for holding a pipe material, and having a mounting hole therein; a vibration-proof member mounted in the mounting hole, and having therein a fitting hole with a hole shaft corresponding to the mounting hole, and a concave groove provided by notching a peripheral edge of the fitting hole; and a clip including a cylindrical neck portion inserted into the fitting hole, a fixation rib inserted through the concave groove, and an elastic claw projected on an outer peripheral face of the neck portion and retractable inward in a radial direction. The neck portion is inserted into the fitting hole, the elastic claw retracts in a radial direction, and the fixation rib passes through the concave groove, then, the clip is relatively rotated relative to the vibration-proof member, so that the elastic claw fits into the concave groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Taku Hirama
  • Patent number: 9080697
    Abstract: A vibration-proof clamp includes a clamp main body with a holding portion for holding a pipe material, and having a mounting hole therein; a vibration-proof member mounted in the mounting hole, and having therein a fitting hole with a hole shaft corresponding to the mounting hole, and a concave groove provided by notching a peripheral edge of the fitting hole; and a clip including a cylindrical neck portion inserted into the fitting hole, a fixation rib inserted through the concave groove, and an elastic claw projected on an outer peripheral face of the neck portion and retractable inward in a radial direction. The neck portion is inserted into the fitting hole, the elastic claw retracts in a radial direction, and the fixation rib passes through the concave groove, then, the clip is relatively rotated relative to the vibration-proof member, so that the elastic claw fits into the concave groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Taku Hirama
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9033288
    Abstract: A cable tie for mounting a wire harness within a vehicle interior includes a mounting portion having an opening configured to receive a fastener for securing the cable tie to a support structure. The cable tie also includes a tie portion extending from the mounting portion. The tie portion is configured to wrap around the wire harness to secure the wire harness to the cable tie, and the tie portion is laterally offset from the opening along a direction substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the tie portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph A. Hebda, Steven E. White
  • Patent number: 9022326
    Abstract: A support for pipes uses a telescoping strut slidably holding an elongated insert with a threaded post extending outward from the insert, through a slot in the C-shaped cross-section of the struts. A bracket fits over the post and abuts supports opposing edges of the strut. A nut on the post clamps the parts immovably together. The bracket has a depending portion extending below the strut with an opening through which a pipe passes. Two threaded couplers with opposing ramped surfaces encircle the pipe and deform when tightened to clamp the pipe while also clamping opposing sides of the depending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Brown, Virgil O'Neil, Dennis L. Hart
  • Patent number: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8991774
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a cable tie mount. The cable tie mount includes a body and a mount. The mount includes a top, a bottom, sides, and a channel therethrough. The body has a base member with a mounting hole and a receiving member with a locking hole. The receiving member extends at an angle from the base member. The mount is installed on the receiving member of the body such that the receiving member is positioned within the channel of the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Michael P. Hajduch
  • Patent number: 8985532
    Abstract: A configurable mounting system for supporting plumbing conduits on a boom arm of an agricultural sprayer includes a mounting base and an elongated platform portion. The platform portion has a front face, a rear face, and opposing side faces, the front face forming a base interface. The mounting system also has at least one conduit bracket having a conduit retaining portion and a bracket interface configured to slidingly engage and lock with the base interface of the mounting base. The mounting system also has an extension member mounted on the distal end of the mounting base. The extension member forms an extension to the platform portion increasing an area capable of receiving conduit brackets. The mounting system also has a horizontal spacer positionable between the mounting base and the conduit bracket that increases the separation between the mounting base and plumbing mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Chirpich, Glen D. Kroese
  • Patent number: 8985533
    Abstract: A clamp block assembly for securing hydraulic pipes, the clamp block assembly comprising one or more unitary clamp blocks of deformable material each having a through hole for receiving a respective pipe, and a clamp adapted to apply a predetermined load around the clamp block(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: George Edmond, Philip Dickinson, Nicholas Siangolis
  • Publication number: 20150076293
    Abstract: A gas distribution mounting bracket for gas grills that simultaneously secures a gas distribution manifold to the fire box and support frame of the gas grill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: J. Michael Alden, Paul Robert Behnke
  • Patent number: 8979039
    Abstract: A clamp has a configuration in which a first portion and a second portion having a pair of semicircular inner surfaces are coupled with a thin-walled hinge, a locking portion and a locked portion are provided on free ends of the first and the second portions, the locking portion and the locked portion being lockable to each other, clamping the metal pipe inserted between the semicircular inner surfaces of the first and the second portions. An attaching hole into which an attaching member protruding from the vehicle body can be inserted and locked thereto is provided on the first portion, an opening is provided in a partition portion that separates the attaching hole and the semicircular inner surfaces, a swinging piece projects into the opening, an attaching member contact projection is provided on one side of the swinging piece, and a squeezing rib projects from the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouki Shiga
  • Patent number: 8967555
    Abstract: A support for electrical cables having a nonconductive telescoping pole. A frictional locking collar couples sections of the telescoping pole to one another. The bottom end of the pole fits into a round conical base formed of recycled tires. The top end of the pole is affixed to a nonconductive head that is shaped to cradle electrical cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Roger A Smith
  • Patent number: 8967571
    Abstract: A flat plastic structure is provided with several horizontal, parallel rows of openings, each comprising several single, for horizontally attaching openings, alternating with several double, for vertically attaching openings. Each of the several single, for horizontally attaching openings has an upper and a lower wall converging inwardly from horizontal edges of those several openings. A flat bar for horizontally attaching centrally connects opposite vertical walls of each single opening. A double, for vertically attaching opening incorporates a vertically extending, centrally located apex-shape structure formed by a pair of intersecting walls diverging towards the back side. A flat bar for vertically attaching is located at each side of the vertically extending centrally located apex-shape structure connects opposite vertical walls of the double, vertically attaching opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Primex, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Nam Chan James
  • 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: 8944388
    Abstract: A clamp comprises a fastener, a clamp body, and a clamp leg. The clamp body comprises a housing including a cavity and a housing cavity; and a curved arm extending from the housing. The clamp leg comprises a leg body including a leg cavity, and a foot member. The clamp body and the clamp leg are attachable to and detachable from each other, and a portion of the leg body can be inserted into or removed from the housing cavity, and when the portion of the leg body is inserted into the housing cavity, the cavity and the leg cavity form a passageway for the fastener so that threads of the fastener are not externally exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Joey D. Magno, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8936221
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a wall bracket that mounts bundles to a wall. The wall bracket includes a bundle side member and a wall side member that engages the bundle side member. The bundle side member has a plurality of slots for receiving a locking tie. The wall side member having a plurality of pockets aligned with the plurality of slots. The plurality of pockets guide the locking tie when installed in the slots to secure the bundle on the wall bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Rouleau, James Banaszak
  • Publication number: 20150003073
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a heat dissipating structure, an electronics assembly, and a bolt for attaching the heat dissipating structure to an external panel. The heat dissipating structure includes a first side having multiple outwardly extending projection regions and a socket, for receiving a light source, is formed in an apex of each projection region. A second side of the heat dissipating structure includes a heat sink formed in an internal cavity of each projection region. The heat sink includes fins in contact with and radially arranged about an outer surface of the socket. The electronics assembly is located at the first side of the heat dissipating structure. The bolt includes a passage through which wiring from an external source is routed to the electronics assembly. The electronics assembly includes wires routed through channels in each of the projection regions that electrically interconnect the light sources to the electronics assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel S. Spiro
  • Patent number: 8919706
    Abstract: A gas distribution mounting bracket for gas grills that simultaneously secures a gas distribution manifold to the fire box and support frame of the gas grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Inventors: J. Michael Alden, Paul Robert Behnke
  • Patent number: 8919705
    Abstract: A fastening device for fixing lines in the engine compartment of a motor vehicle, in particular lines for the air conditioner. Fastening recesses are provided in the engine compartment, on which the fastening device can be anchored. The fastening device has a clip base for this purpose. A clip head is used for fastening the fastening device to the line. At least one of the fastening clips is situated so it is longitudinally movable on the compensating rail, so that the fastening device can be adapted to the installation situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Artem Seryi
  • Publication number: 20140374546
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a cable assembly holding apparatus realized to hold a cable assembly between an upper level of an offshore facility and a lower level, comprising a set of open tubes, wherein an open tube comprises a longitudinal slit along its length, through which the cable assembly is introduced into the open tube. The invention further concerns an offshore facility comprising the cable assembly holding apparatus and a method of suspending the cable assembly from an upper level of an offshore facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Niels Joergen Borch-Jensen, Johnny Soerensen
  • Publication number: 20140367531
    Abstract: A structure for supporting a wire includes a first portion extending along a first axis. The first portion includes a body portion and an alignment portion. The alignment portion defines a first alignment opening through which the alignment portion receives a fastener. The first alignment opening extends between a first side and a second side. The first side has a first surface portion and a second surface portion. The first surface portion is separated a first distance from the first axis. The second surface portion is separated a second distance from the first axis. The first distance is different than the second distance. The structure includes a second portion defining a second alignment opening through which the second portion receives the fastener. The second portion is spaced a distance from the body portion to define a wire opening into which the wire is received for support by the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Burns, Lan-Ping Ling, David C. Sunkle
  • Patent number: 8910912
    Abstract: An isolating clip for holding tubes, fluid lines and the like is provided with a rigid outer shell and a flexible insert. The insert includes an outer body and a tube seat suspended from the outer body by flexible connectors. Bumpers can be provided in the space between the outer body and tube seat to limit deflection of the tube seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Christensen Child, Jason Anthony Graham, Hajime Igami, Tetsuhiro Ito, Brandon Wilbert Ollanketo, Christopher M. Pangallo, Timothy D. Pearson, Scott Jeffrey Volchko, Chunnan Zhou
  • Patent number: 8910911
    Abstract: A mount for supporting plumbing conduits on an agricultural sprayer includes a mounting base mountable on the boom arm at its proximal end and having a platform portion extending to a distal end. The platform portion has front and rear faces, and opposing side faces, the front face forming a base interface having a center groove running between two tracks. The tracks run from the distal end to a primary stop. One of the tracks has a secondary stop formed thereon located between the primary stop and the distal end of the mounting base. The plumbing mount also has at least one conduit bracket having a conduit retaining portion and a bracket interface configured to lock with the base interface. The bracket interface has a center tongue with skids on opposing sides. The conduit bracket is configured to engage the mounting base by interlocking the center tongue and center groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Chirpich, Glen D. Kroese
  • Patent number: 8905361
    Abstract: A cable routing clip comprises a base for attaching the clip to a structure. At least one cable clamp extends from the base. The, or each, cable clamp comprises a ring of resilient material having a split to enable a cable to be inserted therein. A plurality of fastening means are provided for closing the split or splits to retain a cable therein. Each of the plurality of fastening means is arranged to independently retain a cable in the event of the failure of another of the fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Gollin, Jack Blanchard
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140339378
    Abstract: A post mounting system includes a post and at least one device for mounting to the post. The post includes a first elongate flange and at least one other elongate flange projecting from a proximal edge of the first flange. A portion of the first flange is deformed to facilitate mounting of the device. The device is located at a given position along the first flange. Upon being located in the given position, the device interacts with the deformed portion to resist lateral movement away from the first flange. The device can include a body and projections that define a recess. Remote ends of the projections are spaced from each other by a distance that is less than a lateral width of the deformed portion. The device can be positioned onto the post and receive the deformed portion in the recess to enable mounting of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventors: Warren John Howlett, Mark White, Brad Taylor
  • Patent number: 8891722
    Abstract: An improved support apparatus is structured to support a dosimetry system within an interior region of a containment apparatus. The dosimetry system is supported in a region between an interior surface of the containment apparatus and an exterior surface of a reactor apparatus that is disposed within the interior of the containment apparatus. The support apparatus includes a retention apparatus having a plurality of brace elements that each have a receptacle formed therein. The receptacles are aligned with one another when installed within the interior of the containment apparatus. The support apparatus further includes a tube apparatus that includes a plurality of tube segments that are connectable together. The dosimetry system is situated within an elongated cavity formed in the tube apparatus. The tube apparatus is situated in the receptacles and thereby supports the dosimetry system on the containment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Joel A. Kulesza, Arnold H. Fero, Alexander W. Harkness