Plural, Selectively Usable, Article Engaging Means Patents (Class 248/912)
  • Patent number: 11498133
    Abstract: A workholding apparatus for components having complex geometries or surfaces, which components are difficult constrain for the purpose of inspection, addresses the problem of adequately constraining such components in a convenient and cost-effective manner so that they do not move during inspection, while also making all or most critical features accessible to the inspection instruments being used. A method teaches how to eliminate setup changes between different components through the use of inexpensive modular attachments. These attachments are in the form of a single piece thermoplastic part which is affixed to each component having also reference features that can be interlocked into a common base fixture for more efficient inspection operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Jonathan Dove
  • Patent number: 8985538
    Abstract: The present invention provides an elongated segmented binding cord (SBC) for reversibly housing and securing goods to their predetermined location; said SBC is characterized by a main longitudinal axis (MLA), comprising: a. a plurality of N interlockable segments; b. abutments provided at least one first end, and at least one second opposite end of the SBC; each of said abutments is adapted to at least reversibly attach said predetermined location; wherein by attaching said at least two abutments to their location, said SBC is reversibly transformed from at least two opposite states: LOOSE (non-arched) configuration and a TIGHTENED (arched) configuration, such that said goods are at least partially housed in a secured manner within the arched SBC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Uri Rapoport
  • Patent number: 8662324
    Abstract: An infant care organizational aid including a vertically extending and multi-sided body with a plurality of extending legs engaging a floor location. A plurality of clips extend from surface locations of the body and are configured to receive end extending portions associated with each of a plurality of individual holders in order to engage with specified clip locations associated with the body. Each of the holders are configured for supporting an infant related item or accessory including such as any of a formula holder, cup holder, bottle holder, toy box, diaper/clothes basket, spoon/utensil holder, cereal box holder and tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Darrell Robinson
  • Patent number: 8636259
    Abstract: A carriage holder for support of an apparatus includes identical upper and lower support plates having on their outer edge a number of indentations corresponding to the number of apparatus to be supported, said indentations providing aligned radial horizontal grasping surfaces on one side of said apparatus. The carriage holder also includes a series of vertical spring pivot pins joining said upper and lower support plates, adjacent to each said indentation, each such pin bearing a torsion spring loaded retractable clamp member to provide grasping surfaces in retracted position opposite to the grasping surfaces of said indentations. The carriage holder also includes an unobstructed aperture in each of said aligned support plates for mounting said carriage holder on a shaft. The carriage holder further includes a locking mechanism to hold said carriage in a fixed position on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Semba Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott G. Manke, Brian A. Harbrecht, Anthony Charles Grabski, Robert Charles Mierendorf, James L. Rane
  • Patent number: 8540204
    Abstract: A holding structure associated with a lifting device for supporting a removed turbine engine cover plate assembly. The holding structure includes an upper support member and a lower support member. The upper support member is formed with a plurality of service areas, where each service area is configured for servicing a cover plate assembly. Each service area includes a plurality of slots extending inwardly from a peripheral edge of the upper support member to receive and support components of the cover plate assembly during a disassembly and service operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto M. Alvarez Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8177186
    Abstract: A holding structure associated with a lifting device for supporting a removed turbine engine cover plate assembly. The holding structure includes an upper support member and a lower support member. The upper support member is formed with a plurality of service areas, where each service area is configured for servicing a cover plate assembly. Each service area includes a plurality of slots extending inwardly from a peripheral edge of the upper support member to receive and support components of the cover plate assembly during a disassembly and service operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto Mario Alvarez Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7845601
    Abstract: A medical equipment transport system for supporting medical equipment while a patient is transported. The system comprises an equipment rack, such as an IV stand. While in the hospital room, the rack is mounted on a bracket supported on a mobile tower. When the patient is moved, the rack is transferred to a similar bracket on the bed. Transfer of the rack between bed and tower brackets is accomplished using a lift mechanism in the tower. The lift mechanism includes a bogie stabilized by radially-arranged bearings, enabling the tower to accept omni directional loading and moment forces. The rack is supported on each of the brackets by two vertically-aligned conical pins nested in tapered bushings, providing additional stability. A self-locking, self-releasing latch assembly prevents inadvertent dislocation of the rack. A customized adapter enables attachment of the bracket to any model bed without structurally altering it, simplifying installation and preserving warranties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Modular Services Company
    Inventors: Taylor C. Culpepper, Marcus J. Brown, James J. Walker, John R. Pierson, Travis W. Webb, James A. Walker
  • Patent number: 7093811
    Abstract: The present invention is a clamping base, including a body capable of engaging with and holding a camera, and a second wall portion capable of being detached from and engaged with the body. The clamping base further includes a moving portion. The moving portion includes a sliding rod and a first wall portion set at one end of the sliding rod. The sliding rod can perform a push-pull movement on the body and the other end of the sliding rod is set inside the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Behavior Tech Computer Corp.
    Inventor: Chieh-Feng Wu
  • Patent number: 6932309
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for holding a portable electronic device, comprising a base formed of thin, flat, rigid, material, and having, in a lower portion a first, substantially unbroken, flat surface, against which the inner lower surface of the device can be mounted; in any upper bifurcated portion a central slot with a relatively wide open upper end and a relatively narrow closed lower end adjoining the lower portion, and on the sides of the slot open upper end a pair of upwardly-extending, laterally-spaced, second and third mounting surfaces, against which spaced-apart inner upper surfaces of the device can be mounted; a first pair of holes formed in the outer ends of the second and third mounting surfaces; a second hole formed in a lower end of the lower portion; a plurality of inwardly-extending notches formed in the outer edge surfaces of the lower and upper portions; a cord having each of two end portions threaded through the first pair of holes; a middle portion formed as a loop and threaded through t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventors: Donald Charles Corey, Vanese Lynn Clough
  • Patent number: 6860459
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting a component using a mounting accessory is disclosed herein. The mounting accessory and the component are designed and configured to provide a variety of different mounting methods, as required by the environment. The component and the mounting accessory are designed to provide a variety of mated relationships therebetween. The component makes contact with the mounting accessory in at least two locations or contact points to provide a secure attachment that is easily changeable to provide a desired orientation. Connecting the component to the mounting accessory is carried out with at least two mated attachment points, a portion of the component is received into an orifice of the mounting accessory and a portion of the mounting accessory is received into an orifice of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Lyman, Benjamin Beck, Douglas A. Marsden
  • Patent number: 6685070
    Abstract: A modular cargo carrier system comprising at least one pair of carrier modules and means for attaching said modules to a vehicle or to a support on a vehicle. The modules each have a top, a bottom, sides and ends, the attaching means being located on at least a bottom and one side whereby the modules may be mounted in different orientations on the vehicle top to carry different types of cargo. The modules further include longitudinal and transverse cargo grooves or contoured cargo contact surfaces on the top and on at least one side and/or end for supporting cargo in said grooves. Module connectors are provided for attaching the modules to each other in a variety of configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Josef Szigeti
  • Publication number: 20040016862
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting a component using a mounting accessory is disclosed herein. The mounting accessory and the component are designed and configured to provide a variety of different mounting methods, as required by the environment. The component and the mounting accessory are designed to provide a variety of mated relationships therebetween. The component makes contact with the mounting accessory in at least two locations or contact points to provide a secure attachment that is easily changeable to provide a desired orientation. Connecting the component to the mounting accessory is carried out with at least two mated attachment points, a portion of the component is received into an orifice of the mounting accessory and a portion of the mounting accessory is received into an orifice of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Applicant: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Lyman, Benjamin J. Beck, Douglas A. Marsden
  • Patent number: 6626407
    Abstract: A mounting system for use in a work environment is disclosed. The system includes a mounting bracket having a first side and a second side. Either side of the mounting bracket is adapted for selective coupling to one of a mounting structure or an accessory. The mounting system also includes a first mounting interface associated with the first side of the bracket and a second mounting interface associated with the second side of the bracket. A sub-interface extends from each of the first mounting interface and the second mounting interface comprising an expansion member configurable between a first effective average cross-sectional dimension and a second average effective cross-sectional dimension and adapted for receiving a fastener. A mounting bracket including a first side and a second side is also disclosed. The mounting bracket includes a first mounting interface associated with the first side of the mounting bracket and a second mounting interface associated with the second side of the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Miller, Alan F. Mauer
  • Patent number: 5667188
    Abstract: A mounting structure for lamps, street lamps and the like comprises a lamp supporting arm, an attachment device for connection of the arm to the structure and means for removably engaging the arm to the attachment device, which attachment device is selectable from a plurality of attachment devices comprising at least one type (3a) for wall fitting (3a) and at least one type (3b) for connection to a columnar post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Garden Light, S.R.L.
    Inventor: Emidio Bettinsoli
  • Patent number: 5636937
    Abstract: A universal anchor for securing electrical connectors to a motor vehicle includes a body portion and a stem portion extending downwardly from the body portion. The stem portion is constructed and arranged for being secured in an opening in a motor vehicle. The body portion includes a first mount having a first upper surface and a pair of parallel, spaced apart rails disposed the lateral sides of the first surface. A first locking member is disposed on the first upper surface and between the rails for being engaged by locking means on a connector to be mounted thereon. The body portion also includes a second mount defined by an elongated portion projecting from the first mount and having a second upper surface formed thereon and a flange is mounted along each lateral side of the second upper surface. Second and third locking members are disposed on the second mount and spaced apart in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
    Inventor: Alvin R. Zemlicka
  • Patent number: 5601267
    Abstract: An awning rod bracket is provided which can be easily slid into preformed slots in awning rods. The bracket includes a pair of bolts opposingly mounted on a planar body which defines openings therein for receiving various types of attachments for supporting electrical cords or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Camco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald R. Caine
  • Patent number: 5582384
    Abstract: A holding device for elongate members has a base body with a C-shaped bracket with a first leg, a second leg, and a connecting bar. The C-shaped bracket has a securing screw extending through the first leg for clamping the holding device to a support. The base body has two parallel legs extending in a first plane of the first leg and pointing away from the C-shaped bracket. A plate is positioned in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane and is connected with adjacent edges to the connecting bar and the two parallel legs. The plate has a first and a second set of two grooves that extend parallel to one another on opposite sides of the plate. The first and second sets extend spaced from one another parallel to the connecting bar. The plate further has a third and fourth set of two grooves that extend parallel to one another on opposite sides of the plate. The third and fourth sets extend spaced from one another parallel to the two parallel legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Hans Schoen
  • Patent number: 5562269
    Abstract: A fixture for holding a wire carrying a string of decorative lights in place on a support surface with the lights being positioned parallel or perpendicular to the support surface. The fixture includes a substantially flat base member for mounting on a support surface with spaced apart pairs of trapping members for frictionally engaging the wire carrying the decorative lights. Spacers are present for positioning a decorative bulb in a direction parallel to the support surface. The fixture has trapping members contacting and removably holding the wire in a string of decorative bulbs in place while an associated decorative bulb is loosely maintained in a direction perpendicular or parallel to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Santa's Best
    Inventor: William F. Protz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5544393
    Abstract: A clip for alternatively draping one of two structures, the first structure having a top surface, an underside surface, and a peripheral edge; the second structure having a rod support member, includes a face portion having front and back surfaces. The back surface contacts the peripheral edge of the first structure. A first leg is perpendicularly disposed to and extends rearwardly from the back surface. The first leg contacts the top surface of the first structure. A slide member is disposed adjacent the back surface and is movable between the first and second ends of the face portion. The slide member includes a linear portion for engaging the underside surface of the first structure of various sized peripheral edges. The slide member includes a plurality of fasteners. The clip includes a second leg having a curvilinear portion that extends rearwardly from the back surface of the face portion for engaging the rod support member. The curvilinear portion has first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Display Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry J. Lightfoot
  • Patent number: 5509634
    Abstract: An extruded PVC clip-on label holder for use on glass shelves such as merchandise shelves in retail outlets has a label holder panel and a pair of resilient rearwardly extending arms forming a channel between which a shelf is gripped. The holder is suitable for use on both thinner and thicker glass shelves by virtue of a step which extends along the base of the channel in one corner. A thinner shelf is gripped between the arms with its front edge fitting over the step and abutting the rear surface of the label holder panel. A thicker shelf is gripped between the arms with its front edge abutting the step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Femc Ltd.
    Inventors: John Gebka, Michael E. Brinkman
  • Patent number: 5474272
    Abstract: A cup-holder is provided for portable use at football games, theaters, or the like. The cup-holder is securely fastened to a top surface of an arm rest of a seat at the game. The holder includes a base having flat top and bottom surfaces. The bottom surface of the base rests flush against the seat arm rest or may fit over the arm rest. The top of the base is flat to allow the user to rest his/her arm thereon. The holder includes a cup receptacle formed from adjacent, contiguous rings which are separated with a flexible bridge. VELCRO fastening tape straps are used to secure the holder to the arm rest. Also, the top surface of the base may include indicia such as a team logo, name, team schedule, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Holdit, Inc., L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Thompson, Thomas J. O'Brien, Donald L. Rohrs
  • Patent number: 5418986
    Abstract: The attachment plate has a rectangular planar front wall (2) with two groups (3) each with three mounting sites (3a-3c). These groups are used for mounting sanitary fixtures such as for example isolating valves and the like. The two groups (3) have in each instance two mounting sites (3b, 3c) disposed on a straight line (A). Each group (3) has moreover at least one third mounting site (3a) at a distance (Y) one from the other which is different from the distances (X, Z) of the remaining mounting sites (3b, 3c). The mounting sites (3a-3c) are disposed in such a manner on the attachment (1) that all commonly used sanitary fixtures and the like can be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Geberit AG
    Inventors: Clemens Warkus, Adolf Schweigert
  • Patent number: 5386961
    Abstract: A multi-directional mounting unit is used to mount a bicycle lock on a tubular frame. The mounting unit includes a tubular mounting part that is to be secured tightly on the tubular frame, and a separate tubular retaining part that confines a receiving space to receive one end of a lock body of the bicycle lock therein. The retaining part has a retaining notch that extends from a top edge to an intermediate part thereof for retaining a shackle of the bicycle lock therein. One of the mounting part and the retaining part has an outer wall surface which is formed with at least one axially extending positioning rail that confines a longitudinal slide groove therein. The other one of the mounting part and the retaining part has an outer wall surface which is formed with at least one axially extending insert projection. A selected one of the insert projections is inserted into a selected one of the positioning rails so as to secure the retaining part on the mounting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: Interseng Hardware Company L.T.D.
    Inventor: Francisco Lu
  • Patent number: 5360194
    Abstract: An assembly having a plurality of elongate feet for supporting optical equipment. The feet are attached to the optical equipment by a fastener. A plurality of alternate carrier holes or an H-shaped aperture are provided in each foot so that, with the fastener disposed through any one such hole or at any one position in said H-shaped aperture, the fastener may be screwed into the adapter hole of the optical equipment. The feet are adapted to rotate about the fastener in respective planes parallel to the bottom of the optical equipment. Each foot has a plurality of alternate leg holes for receiving objects which function as legs supporting the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 5333904
    Abstract: A transport for transporting combine headers and a support bracket therefor, wherein the support bracket includes a first support member to receive thereon and support the lower edge of the header when the lower edge defines a first geometric configuration, and a second support member having a different configuration than the first support member to receive thereon and support the lower edge of the header when the lower edge defines a second different geometric configuration. The second support member is pivotally mounted relative to the first support member to rotate between a first position away from the first support member to permit the first support member to receive and support the lower edge of the object having the first geometric configuration, and a second position in overlying relationship to the first support member to permit the second support member to receive and support the lower edge of the object having the second geometric configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: E-Z-Trail, Inc.
    Inventor: Abe B. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 5330145
    Abstract: An adapter for enabling a traditional cup holder to support a relatively large drinking vessel includes a base having an upwardly opening socket which is large enough to receive the vessel and a downwardly projecting locking element which is small enough to fit into the traditional cup holder. The locking element rotates on the base about an eccentric axis so that when it is turned it will drive the base into a nearby upright surface and thereby hold the base firmly on the traditional cup holder. The base may also be fitted with a hanger for suspending it from the upper edge of a trim panel or some other support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Kup-It, Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon C. Evans, David E. Miller
  • Patent number: 5207406
    Abstract: An umbrella stand designed to be used principally in conjunction with a beach umbrella with the stand to be located on sand. The umbrella shaft is to be optionally mounted either in a vertical position or inclined position on the stand. The stand is to include a container to which is to be added a quantity of a weighty substance such as the sand to provide a heavy enough base to prevent tipping over of the umbrella during usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventors: Janice M. Stine, Karen J. Soleri
  • Patent number: 5207571
    Abstract: A variable-configuration candelabrum including a base provided with a plurality of constraining grooves, and a plurality of stems, each of which has a first end configured to match the configuration of the constraining grooves and a second end provided with a candle holder. The constraining grooves are adapted to engage the ends of the stems allowing the movement of each of the stems into a plurality of positions on the base, while preventing vertical and tilting movement of the stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventor: Yaakov Greenvurcel
  • Patent number: 5184911
    Abstract: A saddle mounting structure comprising a connector for connecting a saddle to a golf cart's main frame, two symmetrical locating blocks for connecting said connector to the pillar of the saddle by a screw and a lock nut, two fastening plates for connecting the connector to the golf cart's main frame by a second screw. The connector has raised strips radially made on the outer wall surface alternatively engaged in a plurality of radial grooves on one symmetrical locating block for adjusting the angular position of the saddle relative to the golf cart's main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: Ching-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 5165639
    Abstract: A mounting device for positioning a liquid or solid containing vessel relative to first and second bodies, such as adjacent stadium seats, utilizing a holder having an opening for at least partially surrounding the vessel. The holder further includes a flange which extends outwardly from the opening and possesses first and second surfaces for contacting the first and second bodies. A hanging element is formed with an element for engaging a structural member spanning the first and second bodies and includes an end portion which engages and removably connects to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Inventor: Michael Knuppe
  • Patent number: 5156110
    Abstract: A reconfigurable connector assembly (10) comprising a bracket (11) and a coupling block (12), the assembly (10) is suitable for a reconfigurable point-of-purchase advertising device which typically includes a flag pole (13). The bracket (11) includes a channel (14) having opposed projections (15, 16) and opposed longitudinally extending recesses (17, 18) generally underlying the projections (15, 16) respectively. The coupling block (12) has opposed side walls (19, 20) each side wall being provided with projection receiving slots (21, 22, 23, 24) for side (19) and (21', 22', 23', 24') for side (20). The projection receiving slots of side wall (19) are a mirror image of the projection receiving slots of side wall (20). The coupling block (12) can be rotated according to arrows (25, 26) so that any pair of slots can be aligned with the projections (15, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: CVN Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Ronald B. Fuller
  • Patent number: 5137243
    Abstract: A relatively rigid device for holding a circular cylindrical tapered shaft including a top and bottom end, a first and second outer side opposite each other, a third side opposite a fourth side, the first outer side having a channel extending along its length which abuts a tapered first bore, the second outer side having a channel extending along its length which abuts a tapered second bore, the tapered bores extending from the top end to the bottom end between the third and fourth sides, each of the third and fourth sides having an outer grip surface upon which force can be applied to firmly grip the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: JDMS Corporation
    Inventors: Dan D. Stevens, Michael D. Stevens, Lawrence E. Stevens
  • Patent number: 5116044
    Abstract: An exercise step/bench for aerobic climbing and dance includes a base in the form of a horizontal platform having a downwardly and outwardly extending apron. A leg is reverseably mounted against the apron at each corner of the platform. The reverseable mounting of the legs permits height adjustment in accordance with the orientation of each leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: William T. Wilkinson
    Inventors: William T. Wilkinson, Peter W. Bressler, David R. Schiff, Eric A. Schneider, Pietr Lincov
  • Patent number: 5096186
    Abstract: An exercise step/bench for aerobic climbing and dance includes a base in the form of a horizontal platform generally rectangularly shaped with a downwardly extending apron. Each corner of the platform is provided with a plurality of leg receiving openings. A leg is provided for each corner and is constructed so as to be reversibly mounted in its respective corner thus providing height adjustability in accordance with the orientation of the leg and the selection of the particular opening into which the leg is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: William T. Wilkinson
    Inventors: William T. Wilkinson, Peter W. Bressler
  • Patent number: 5090095
    Abstract: A clip for alternatively draping one of three structures, where the first structure includes a top surface, an underside surface and a peripheral edge, the second structure includes a top surface and a peripheral edge having a downwardly extending flange member, and the third structure having a rod support member includes a face portion having front and back surfaces and first and second ends. The back surface of the face portion contacts the peripheral edge of the first structure for the downwardly extending flange member of the second structure. A first leg is perpendicularly disposed to the face portion at the first end and extends rearwardly from the back surface, such that the first leg contacts the top surface of the first and second structures. A curvilinear portion of a second leg extends rearwardly from the face portion at the second end for engaging the rod support member of the third structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Display Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry J. Lightfoot
  • Patent number: 5065973
    Abstract: A setter for supporting a container or other object on a smooth surface, wherein the setter is provided with a suction pad for sticking against the surface and engaged by urging a spring-biased rod downwardly away from a magnetic force attraction. The suction pad is released from the surface by lifting an edge of the pad by a button actuated push block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Inventor: Yeong-Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 5031864
    Abstract: The disclosed multi-use clamp consists of a unitary body having an elongated pointed shank and a hook cantilevered off of the shank opposite the pointed end. The hook has first and second concavely curved portions located outwardly adjacent the shank. These curved portions having curvatures corresponding to the outside surface of two differently sized conventional conduits, and the centers of these respective curvatures are spaced from the shank a distance corresponding to the curvature itself. A commercial version of the clamp would have the curvature of the inner curved portion correspond to a 1/2" size conduit, and would have the curvature of the outer curved portion correspond to a 3/4" size conduit. The clamp can thus be used with either size conduit, being driven into and be rigidly secured to a support structure, with the hook overlying the conduit for holding it relative to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: King Koral, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry J. Krol
  • Patent number: 5009385
    Abstract: An arrangement for releasably securing an equipment or instrumentation box in the cockpit of aircraft in alternate orientations by having one portion of the box apertured to cooperate with pins on a mounting tray and another portion slotted to cooperate with a biasing clamp on the mounting tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Burgener, Larry L. Durbin
  • Patent number: 5005793
    Abstract: A needle cap holder for holding a cap in a stationary position for a needle to be reinserted therein, comprises a base member for attachment to a support surface, an arm having an inner end and an outer end and attached to the base at the inner end, and a needle cap holding member on the outer end of the arm having a plurality of vertical throughbores for holding a plurality of needle caps in an inverted stationary position for enabling the insertion of a needle therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Med-Safe Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Shillington