Miscellaneous Patents (Class 256/1)
  • Patent number: 10721925
    Abstract: A land animal snare barrier comprising a first layer of netting and a second layer of netting. The first layer defining a first plurality of through holes of a first size. The second layer defining a second plurality of through holes of a second size. Each layer has a width that measures between 9 inches and 24 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Romano, Chloë Romano
  • Patent number: 10694735
    Abstract: A land animal snare barrier comprising a netting having a first layer and a second layer. The first layer defines a first plurality of through holes of a first size. The second layer defines a second plurality of through holes of a second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Romano, Chloë Romano
  • Patent number: 10550597
    Abstract: A suicide preventing fence including: a plurality of pole parts provided standing upright from the ground surface at predetermined intervals, and a plurality of linking parts which are formed in the shape of pipes and horizontally link the spaces between the pole parts. The fence further includes rotating bodies which are formed with an internally hollow abacus bead shape and are provided on the outer circumferential surfaces of the linking parts, and bearings which are provided on the outer circumferential surfaces of the linking parts, positioned in the centers on the insides of the rotating bodies. The fence further includes rotating bolts which are provided on the outer circumferential surfaces of the linking parts and are inserted in through passing regions on both side surfaces of the rotating bodies so as to rotate together with the rotating bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Song Woo Her
  • Patent number: 10543935
    Abstract: A collapsible runway side barrier for preventing foreign object debris (FOD) from entering a runway and taxiway. The barrier may have an aerodynamic profile, one side of the barrier profile may be convex and the other side of the barrier profile may be concave. The side barrier may further have ground attachment elements and may be constructed to collapse if the landing wheels of an aircraft impact the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ivry Shapira
    Inventor: Ivry Shapira
  • Patent number: 10544554
    Abstract: The present invention relates to posts, carriages, methods of manufacturing the components and their assembly into a barrier. The invention also includes a Z post attachment includes an attachment tab 8.016 and end engagement flange 8.024, 8.026 adapted to engage the end of the post. The arrangement can include a delineator 8.030 which is skew in relation to the tab 8.016, so as to provide reflector faces 8.032 which face oncoming traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Galvanizers Corporation Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Terry Colquhoun, Hayden Wallace, Andrew Karl Diehl, Christopher James Allington, Chris Williamson, Mark Whiteside, Henry John Hare, Wouter Von Toor, Ryan Ayres, John Rafferty
  • Patent number: 10538939
    Abstract: A barrier, such as fence panel, is formed from a plurality of channel-shaped rails and plurality of upright members. Each upright member traverses the rail channels of the rails forming the barrier and is mechanically connected to the rail, such that the upright member is selectively tiltable with respect to the rail within an angular adjustment range. The mechanical connection between rail and upright member may be formed by a weld, such as a resistance weld, by a permanent adhesive, or with a fastener such as bolt or screw. A tab that extends from the rail web may be used to connect a rail to an upright member. The tab may depend from a bracket installed within the rail channel, or may be cut out and bent into the channel from the web. The tab is rotatable about an axis situated at or adjacent the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Gibbs, Fred L. Givens, Gary W. Vonnahme
  • Patent number: 10428551
    Abstract: The device is comprised of two panels in the shape of “L”s that are interwoven with each other when they are placed on the sides of a fence. The device is secured to the ground through a series of holes for that purpose. Additionally, an expander has been placed on the section of the device, both vertical and horizontal, to address the issue of uneven terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Bloomfield
  • Patent number: 10408557
    Abstract: A propulsion unit includes a platform, a propulsion assembly, and a tether. The propulsion assembly facilitates selective launching of a tire deflation device from the platform. The tether is coupled to the platform and is configured for attachment to a deflation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Stop Stick, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven P. Verdino, Andrew S. Morrison, Lawrence J. Kelly, James P. Wersching
  • Patent number: 10392829
    Abstract: A remotely controlled fence includes one or more sensors for sensing an unauthorized entry; an image capturing device to capture the image of the unauthorized object; a speaker; a microphone; a humidifier to create a chill out area; a display unit for showing the weather temperature of the surroundings; a radio FM device for a musical chanson and a medium for news to the listener; a lighting unit; solar panel hoods; and a communication interface to transmit the related information to the user, the fence is optimized to control all functions using a mobile app or a web technology with a user interacting device such as a computer, tablet, smartphone and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Vega Peter, Peter Lakmanaswamy-Bakthan, Veena Peter
  • Patent number: 10388195
    Abstract: The item is a single piece of metal folded in the center so that it can be used as a double sided sign. Each side would have reflective tape applied. One side would have green reflective tape and the other side would have red reflective tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: James Neil Rowland
  • Patent number: 10385526
    Abstract: A method of restricting access to an area comprises removing a plug from a receptacle in a ground region and positioning a base of a security barrier into the receptacle after the removing the plug. The receptacle extends downward from a surface of the ground region. The security barrier includes a tower extending upward from the base. The security barrier restricts movement of vehicles across the ground region when the base is received within the receptacle and the plug does not restrict movement of vehicles across the ground region when the plug is received within the receptacle. The plug has a first shape and the base of the security barrier has a second shape corresponding to the first shape of the plug. The first shape and the second shape are interchangeably receivable within the receptacle for selectively restricting movement across the ground region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Jacob Caval
  • Patent number: 10378166
    Abstract: A deformation guiding system for a road safety device and a road safety device group, wherein the device has a frame and a deformable longitudinal body with a first end fixed to the frame and a second end. A head is fixable to the second end of the body. A guide rail is reciprocally arranged with respect to the deformable body for identifying a deforming direction thereof which is parallel to the guide rail. Coupling means fixed to the head couple the head to the guide rail for sliding motion along the guide rail. Stabilizing means fixed to the head prevent oscillations of the head about the guide rail. The coupling and stabilizing means are reciprocally arranged and conformed so that, in an impact of a vehicle against the head, the head can slide along the guide rail without oscillating about the guide rail so as to guide the deformation of the deformable body in the deforming direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PASQUALE IMPERO
    Inventor: Pasquale Impero
  • Patent number: 10335724
    Abstract: An elongate barrier material comprising an elongate apertured load-bearing sheet material and an elongate apertured filter material attached to the load-bearing sheet material. The apertures in the filter material have an ASTM D-4751 size less than 500? and the size of the apertures in the load-bearing material is at least 4 times the size of the apertures in the filter material. The length of the filter material can be changed elastically so that the barrier material can be transported in the form of a roll which can be unrolled for installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ERTEC ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Vincent P. Morris
  • Patent number: 10301786
    Abstract: An apparatus may be positioned at the side of a roadway for ensnaring tires of an oncoming land vehicle. The apparatus comprises a base layer further comprising a plurality of receptacles to hold spikes at both lengthwise edges of the base layer. The base layer is adapted to support a net package in a rolled stowed configuration. The net package includes a set of spikes tethered to netting. A deployment hose is connected to the base layer to cause the base layer to become unrolled for deployment when the deployment hose is inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (California) LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Sullivan, Paul D. Wallis
  • Patent number: 10246840
    Abstract: A one-piece resiliently deformable base assembly for an item of street furniture or a barrier, the base assembly comprising an elongate street furniture receiving portion and a base mounting portion, wherein the base assembly is formed from a polyurethane polymer, and the base mounting portion comprises a flange including one or more fixing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Traffic Management Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Darryl Meek, Daniel Robinson
  • Patent number: 10208906
    Abstract: An ultraviolet court-illumination system is used to light a playing court and any related equipment in a fluorescent manner. The system includes at least one playing court, a first plurality of ultraviolet (UV) court lights, a plurality of fluorescent game boundary-markers, and at least one fluorescent game fixture. The playing court is used for playing games or sports. The plurality of fluorescent game boundary-markers is superimposed onto the playing court and is used to delineate the boundaries of the playing court. The fluorescent game fixture is mounted onto the playing court and may be a net, a goal, or any other fixture used to play the sport. Each of the first plurality of UV court lights is peripherally positioned about the playing court and is used to illuminate the fluorescent game boundary-markers and the fluorescent game fixture. The first plurality of UV court lights is powered by a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jason R. Cordova
  • Patent number: 10156079
    Abstract: A fitting for coupling an open upper end of a hollow section column to a support via which a building unit is to be supported on the column. The fitting comprises a body portion configured to be received in the open upper end of the column and rim portions that extend laterally outwardly from an upper end of the body portion so as to engage edge sections of the column at its upper end when the body portion is received in the open upper end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard Kennelly
  • Patent number: 10077171
    Abstract: In a vehicle having a stationary frame and a rotating upper body, and wherein the frame includes a plurality of outriggers with pads, a safety barrier is provided, comprising a barrier support member attached to each of the pads, and extending away from the vehicle, wherein the support member includes an upper section adapted to retain a flexible barrier; and a flexible barrier attached across the upper sections of the support members to establish a safety perimeter around the vehicle. A storage rack is also provided for retaining the support members when not attached to the pads, wherein the rack includes a upper bracket having a U-shaped portion adapted to attach to the vehicle; and a frame adapted to carry all of the support members, wherein the frame includes a retention member to retain the support members within the frame in a secured position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Grant C. Chustz, Michelle R. Chustz
  • Patent number: 10041218
    Abstract: The guardrail, which may take the form of various types of guardrails, is noteworthy in that it includes an impact detector/indicator, for indicating the location of the guardrail involved in an impact or accident and also for notifying the accident and the place where it occurred to a traffic control station or to public assistance personnel. The detector/indicator includes a convex protective plate (2) attached to the front of the guardrail (1) with which it is used, said plate (2) protecting a connection box (3) and a tube (4) so as together to create a means for detecting and communicating the impact that occurred, also having an indicator light (5) for flagging up the impact, said indicator (5) being positioned on a support plate (6) secured above the protective plate (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Jose Manuel Sanchez De La Cruz
  • Patent number: 10030445
    Abstract: Systems and methods of fencing systems are provided that incorporate tri-truss assemblies and/or self-closing gates. A tri-truss assembly may provide stability and support to a gate that is part of a portable or temporary fencing system. A tri-truss assembly may be configured to support a self-closing gate that is part of a pool fence. A tri-truss assembly may include three vertical support members. Two of the three vertical support members may include pins configured to be placed within pre-drilled holes in a surface in order to maintain the tri-truss assembly upright. A third vertical support may be a different length (shorter or longer) than the first two vertical support members and include an adjustable foot, such as a threaded bolt, configured to contact the surface and provide additional stability and/or support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cover Care, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Patrick Callahan, Patrick Edward Callahan
  • Patent number: 10030342
    Abstract: An impact-absorbing levee-shaped structure consisting essentially of a resistant structure formed of reinforced embankment, the impact-absorbing levee-shaped structure includes: a continuous buffer wall of a flexible structure disposed on an impact-receiving surface of the resistant structure; and an anchor unit configured to support the continuous buffer wall, in such a manner that the continuous buffer wall cannot be separated from the resistant structure, thereby capable of preventing the continuous buffer wall from floating from the impact-receiving surface of the resistant structure upon application of impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PROTEC ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Nomura, Shoichi Inoue, Yoichi Nishita
  • Patent number: 9945084
    Abstract: A crash diversion barrier converts the forward momentum of a vehicle into a lateral motion that urges the vehicle back onto the road and minimizes the forces exerted on the vehicle. This is accomplished by having a linkage that is comprised of a diversion link, a reaction link and, a slider mechanism. The forward momentum of the vehicle rotates the diversion link which steers and translates the vehicle back onto the roadway. The angle of an entrance line of deflection is minimized to enhance safety of other vehicles on the roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Lawrence Eugene Warford
  • Patent number: 9840854
    Abstract: A barrier, such as fence panel, is formed from a plurality of channel-shaped rails and plurality of upright members. Each upright member traverses the rail channels of the rails forming the barrier and is mechanically connected to the rail, such that the upright member is selectively tiltable with respect to the rail within an angular adjustment range. The mechanical connection between rail and upright member may be formed by a weld, such as a resistance weld, by a permanent adhesive, or with a fastener such as bolt or screw. A tab that extends from the rail web may be used to connect a rail to an upright member. The tab may depend from a bracket installed within the rail channel, or may be cut out and bent into the channel from the web. The tab is rotatable about an axis situated at or adjacent the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc.
    Inventor: Edward L. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 9840282
    Abstract: A collision countermeasure apparatus includes an impact absorbing body attached to an outboard side of a sub-frame and a rigid link. The rigid link is attached to the impact absorbing body at an outboard location and extends upward to an outer side of a frame rail. A frontal impact with a rigid barrier outboard of the frame rail drives the impact absorbing body into the link to force the link into the outer side of the frame rail. The force applied to the frame rail by the impact absorbing body laterally displaces the vehicle to reduce the extent of intrusion into the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Saied Nusier, Mohamed Ridha Baccouche, Saeed David Barbat, Jamel E. Belwafa
  • Patent number: 9773400
    Abstract: Provided is a pole type protector for a rack protection, which may include a tubular column member which is spaced-apart from a rack and is installed upright on a floor; a tubular clamp which is configured to fixedly insert the lower end of the column member; an impact absorption member which is configured to seat and support the lower end of the tubular clamp on the upper surface thereof, wherein the lower surface thereof is disposed contacting with the floor, and an inner hollow part is formed in the central direction, and the impact absorption member is made of an elastic material; and a flange type support member which is fixed at the floor while passing through the tubular clamp and is configured to fix together the lower end of the tubular clamp and the impact absorption member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Jin Ok Kim
  • Patent number: 9769988
    Abstract: A landscaping border segment includes about two dozen rigid unit pieces arranged in a series and held together with top end base elastic joining members. Male and female connection features are mounted at opposite ends of the landscaping border segment. A plurality of ground penetrating stakes extend away from a ground contact surface. The landscaping border segment may assume a straight configuration in which the rigid unit pieces are held apart from one another by the elastic joining members, but may also assume a continuum of curved configurations. A landscaping border may be created by joining a plurality of landscaping border segments end to end in a series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Melvin A. Stoltzfus, Allen Z. Stoltzfus, Benjamin S. Graber
  • Patent number: 9763850
    Abstract: An interlocking fitness roller is disclosed. The ends of a column-shaped roller body comprise retaining holes and locating holes. A hollow cylindrical assembly is inserted into a hollow interior of the column-shaped roller body. The hollow cylindrical assembly connects with elastic pieces, and each elastic piece comprises a retaining block and a positioning pin, which are respectively engaged with the retaining hole and the locating hole of the column-shaped roller body. The surface of the column-shaped roller body is covered by a pad. Accordingly, depending on different uses, the length of the interlocking fitness roller is adjustable. Two column-shaped roller bodies are connected by respectively engaging the retaining blocks and the positioning pins of the elastic pieces with the retaining holes and the locating holes, so as to is prevent the connection from becoming loose during rolling, thereby ensuring the robustness of the connection between the column-shaped roller bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Cheng-Kuo Cheng
  • Patent number: 9725856
    Abstract: A cover for a concrete parking block has a first lateral end, second lateral end and a longitudinal enclosure. The first lateral end and the second lateral end can be either open or closed. The longitudinal enclosure is the same length as the concrete parking block. The protective cover can be made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), Acrylonitrile Butadiene styrene (ABS) or foam and resin. The protective cover can also be used to as a bicycle stand. In doing so, the bicycle wheels are inserted into V-shaped slots of the longitudinal enclosure. A water bladder is attached to the protective cover when used as a bicycle stand. A reflective coating is applied on the exterior of the protective cover in order to provide more visibility during low light conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Alexander Povoli
  • Patent number: 9719273
    Abstract: A vegetation barrier for use beneath a fence to inhibit the growth of vegetation beneath said fence includes two vegetation barrier members and an intermediate member. Each vegetation barrier member is joinable to a fence post at one end and engages an intermediate member at the opposite end through longitudinally slidable engagement, allowing the vegetation barrier to readily accommodate uneven spacing between fence posts and further allowing the vegetation barrier to expand and contract. The vegetation barrier member and/or the intermediate member may further comprise elongated openings that allow the vegetation barrier to be secured to an underlying surface by a securement member that passes through the elongated opening and into the underlying surface, while still allowing for expansion and contraction of the vegetation barrier. Further provided are methods of covering a surface beneath a fence using said vegetation barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Raab
  • Patent number: 9714069
    Abstract: A base member attached to a supporting surface has an open top cavity in the general shape of a shoe and a base assembly housing, which is attached to the lower end of a rigid pedestal which supports an apparatus at its upper end, is foot shaped in part to nestle in the base member shoe area. A manually operable securing device releasably secures the housing snugly in the base member so that the pedestal is readily attached and removed as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Richard J. Garelick, Todd William Moore
  • Patent number: 9683340
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a bollard system includes multiple support beams adapted to be embedded in concrete, multiple bollards, each bollard being attached to a support beam a point near a center of the beam, and a reinforcing bar that is woven between the support beams to provide reinforcement to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: Dean Sicking, David Littlefield, Kenneth Walls
  • Patent number: 9677234
    Abstract: Vehicle restraints and fence systems that offer better protection to the driver and vehicle in the event of an accident where the car becomes airborne and leaves the road or track, and catch fences for halting the overrun of a car leaving a racetrack. The catch fences may have pivotable poles and a cable extending between the poles. Net or fencing is installed between the poles, supported by the cable. The poles may be angled or curved, with a plurality of cables extending therebetween or with a net extending from the poles and attached to a Steel and Foam Energy Reduction barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Sofia Wynnytsky, Mark Slimko, Reggie Torrez, Robert Withers, Hugh K. Delong, III, Danny Warrick, Kirk F. Schneider, Thomas H. Ross, Marcos Villa-Gonzales, Dennis Page, John Patrick McGinley, Peter T. Mahal, Richard L. Orner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9652951
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a barrier assembly (1) adapted to inhibit access to an area. The assembly including at least two markers (2) operatively associated with each other to define an area where access is to be inhibited. Means to connect said markers and monitoring means adapted in use to determine if access to said area has been breached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SOTAERIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: David Robin Bean, Matthew James Hollamby
  • Patent number: 9550638
    Abstract: The present application discloses devices for collecting and hauling materials, and methods of using the devices. The devices generally include a post and a sheet. The post includes a number of attachment points and the sheet includes a number of connectors. The connectors are selectively attachable to the attachment points on the post to position the sheet between an open orientation for loading the materials onto the sheet, and a closed orientation for transporting the device with the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Andrew Chuman
  • Patent number: 9545562
    Abstract: A method of blocking tennis balls from one tennis court at a tennis facility from entering an adjacent tennis court. The method includes providing a vertical frame defining a front and a back, installing a removable panel on the frame, the vertical frame and the removable panel defining a temporary, removable, portable partition, temporarily placing the partition between a first tennis court and a second court at a tennis facility, the first and second tennis courts being adjacent to each other, via the partition, blocking a tennis ball played on the first tennis court from entering the second tennis court, and after play has concluded on the first tennis court, removing the partition from between the first and second tennis courts. The partition includes a hollow base having a fill port to receive water, sand, or another pourable, fungible substance for weighting the base and partition down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Jon M. McLamb
  • Patent number: 9382678
    Abstract: A stackable barrier unit includes: an elongate main body having a top surface, a bottom surface, longitudinal ends, and two sidewalls each having an upper margin joined to the top surface a lower margin extending tower than the bottom surface of the main body. A base width defined between lower outer margins of the sidewalls is greater than a top width of the top surface. Engagement extensions having engagement features extend from the longitudinal ends for linking two or more barrier units together. The engagement features may include a tapered pin and a hole. A rib may connect the first sidewall to the second sidewall below the bottom surface. A channel may be formed in the top surface of the main body directly above and parallel to the at least one rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Kenneth Paul Rogers
  • Patent number: 9302174
    Abstract: A transformable obstacle assembly is described. Embodiments of the transformable obstacle assembly include a dual rail structure and a pair of support structures. Typically, the dual rail structure can include a first rail, a second rail, a plurality of ribs, and a pair of panels. The plurality of ribs can be implemented to couple the first rail to the second rail. To elevate the dual rail structure of the ground, the pair of support structures can be coupled to opposite ends of the dual rail structure. In one embodiment, a height of the support structures can be altered to raise and lower the dual rail structure. Typically, the dual rail structure can be implemented in either a horizontal orientation or a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Cory Fuhrmeister, Carl Borgstrom
  • Patent number: 9297128
    Abstract: A spike strip for disabling vehicle tires is disclosed which is formed from a scissor arm assembly of a plurality of arms engaged at pivots. Moveably from a collapsed position to an elongated position the assembly has a plurality of spikes engaged thereon for puncturing vehicle tires. The spikes can be removed and replaced and can be formed into spike nets by an engaged cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Xue Bing Tang, Quan Yong Tang, Pin Yin
  • Patent number: 9260258
    Abstract: A barrier for a dock with a dock upper surface terminating in a dock edge and a pair of vertical floor sleeves within the dock having openings at the dock upper surface. The barrier including an elongate base member having an H-beam structure with a horizontal web between two flanges, the base member defining a pair of forklift fork pockets, a pair of sleeve-insertion members extending downwardly from the base member and configured for engagement with the floor sleeves, at least one post member extending upwardly from the base member and a cross-member attached to the at least one post member and spaced above the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Grant Leum
  • Patent number: 9168446
    Abstract: A protective padding assembly for covering a section of chain link fence of the character found in sports venues, such as baseball fields, soccer fields, football fields and the like, wherein the section of chain link fence includes a hingeably connected swinging gate. The protective padding assembly uniquely includes a fence covering section, a gate covering section and an intermediate, wedge shaped portion for covering the gate hinges in a manner that will not interfere with opening and closing the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Troy Robinson
  • Patent number: 9163418
    Abstract: A removable safety barrier for a construction site pit, in which piles support the sides of the pit, and having a plurality of upright barrier posts at spaced intervals, supported on the piles, the barrier posts extending below grade level around the edge of the construction pit and also above grade level; a plurality of retention panels, shaped to fit between adjacent posts; personal barrier supports secured to the barrier posts above grade level; and personal barrier members supported in the supports, extending substantially transversely between the upright barrier posts, and the retention panels being located below grade level extending between the barrier posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Luke Ditta, Vito Ditta, Joseph Ditta
  • Patent number: 9052167
    Abstract: A rocket propelled grenade shield including a flexible net and a frame secured to the flexible net supporting the flexible net. Spaced hard points are attached to the net, the hard points including a base portion with a cavity therein and a plug received in said cavity locking each hard point to the flexible net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Farinella, Robert Lee Cardenas, William R. Lawson, Brendan LaBrecque, Frances Rush, David Hoadley, Michael Wheaton, Mike Anderson, Thomas Mann, Abed Kanaan, Patrick Callahan
  • Patent number: 9033314
    Abstract: A visualization, alignment and support tool permitting one person fence rail installation, and greatly speeding the installation when more than two persons are employed. Specifically, the tool magnetically affixes temporarily to a fence pipe and offers support for a length of fence rail; especially the ends of adjacent fence rails, so that the rails are supported and level relative to a fence pipe bracket which is affixed to the fence pipe. The rail ends can then be fastened with screws or other fasteners to the fence pipe bracket when desired without further adjustment required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth J Roddy, Jeffrey H Roddy
  • Publication number: 20150053905
    Abstract: A post cap assembly for covering an upper end of a post is provided. The post cap assembly may include a post cap body having an internal post cavity that is sized and shaped to receive the upper end of the post and having a topper receiving aperture extending at least partially through the post cap body. An interchangeable topper may be positioned within the topper receiving aperture and projecting from the top side of the post cap body. Other post caps and related systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: N. Eric Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20150021531
    Abstract: A vegetation barrier for use beneath a fence to inhibit the growth of vegetation beneath said fence, the vegetation barrier comprising two vegetation barrier members and an intermediate member. Each vegetation barrier member is joinable to a fence post at one end and engages an intermediate member at the opposite end through longitudinally slidable engagement, allowing the vegetation barrier to readily accommodate uneven spacing between fence posts and further allowing the vegetation barrier to expand and contract. The vegetation barrier member and/or the intermediate member may further comprise elongated openings that allow the vegetation barrier to be secured to an underlying surface by a securement member that passes through the elongated opening and into the underlying surface, while still allowing for expansion and contraction of the vegetation barrier. Further provided are methods of covering a surface beneath a fence using said vegetation barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Raab
  • Patent number: 8844907
    Abstract: A fence/railing post cap system for use with a fence/railing post includes a decorative and utilitarian structure which enables removal and storage of a cap of the system to accommodate reception of beverage containers and the like within a base of the system and which provides for a pole with accessory structures therein to be mounted on the base by passing through an opening in the cap when the cap is in position on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: James E. Davis, Peter V. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8690201
    Abstract: A gate latch includes a bracket including a vertical backplate, a lower plate, and an upper plate. Each of the plates is attached to and extends in the same direction away from the backplate. Each of the plates includes first and second throughholes, in which the first throughhole of the lower plate is vertically aligned with the first throughhole of upper plate, and the second throughhole of lower plate is vertically aligned with the second throughhole of the upper plate. The latch includes a rigid bolt including first, second, and third elongate portions, with the first and third elongate portions being connected together, the second and third elongate portions being connected together, and the first and second elongate portions being parallel. The first elongate portion is movably positioned in the first throughholes, and the second elongate portion is movably positioned in the second throughholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: James Frazier
  • Publication number: 20140061561
    Abstract: A fence post cap comprising an apparatus for holding small objects for entertaining (e.g. food and beverages). In a preferred embodiment, the cap comprises a small table, such as a round, square, or rectangular table, and/or a serving bowl, affixed to the top of a fence post that is part of an outdoor deck railing. The apparatus may be permanently affixed to the post, or non-permanently affixed wherein it may be easily exchanged with another cap suitable to an occasion. The cap may further comprise a means to attach the cap to the fence post, such as a base that affixes to the underside of the table/bowl and slides over the fence post. In a preferred embodiment, the base comprises a collar affixed to the underside of a pan that holds the apparatus (table top), and wherein the pan is the same dimensions as the table top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Goldstein Brit
  • Patent number: 8662478
    Abstract: A perimeter boundary for a camping ground adjacent a conventional recreational camper that is operable to substantially inhibit a small child or pet from exiting the area defined by the perimeter boundary. The perimeter boundary further includes a plurality of panels having a first end and a second end and further including two horizontal support members and a plurality of longitudinal support members. The panels further include keepers mounted thereto on the first end and the second end. A multitude of connection members are provided that are generally rod shaped and function to releasably secure the plurality of panels. A stair panel is included that is formed so as to be mounted at least partially around stairs protruding from the recreational camper. A riser panel is further included to substantially cover the open riser area of the stairs of the recreational camper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Bonnie Jones, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8640398
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a fence stake including a lateral rod side connected to a vertical rod at spaced intervals. An alternative embodiment includes bending the vertical stake in a complete reversal to also connect the end of the vertical rod to the lateral rod to provide a second connection location and directly transfer hammer blow to the lateral rod. A further alternative embodiment includes adding an angled rod that is connected to the lateral rod, connected to the vertical rod, or connected to both the lateral rod and the vertical rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Todd Richmond