Braced Patents (Class 256/31)
  • Patent number: 5779227
    Abstract: A crowd control barrier is formed by a plurality of congruent rectangular fence panels joined end to end by pins in a plurality of sleeves secured to panel end posts in axi-ally aligned vertically staggered relation. A knee brace secured to adjacent panel end posts by cooperating knee brace sleeves stabilizes the barrier in cooperation with a base platform hingedly connected longitudinally with each fence panel opposite the knee brace on which pedestrians stand when adjacent the fence panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventors: R. Wayne Elkins, Lance K. Childers, Randal S. Hardcastle
  • Patent number: 5732935
    Abstract: A wind protection mechanism on a barrier netting installation with sections of vertical poles 25 to 100 high set in ground along a line supported by guy wires to the ground with a horizontal top cable on which the polypropylene netting is draped and attached, with protection improvements including a section of chain link fencing with ends attached to the poles a top edge attached to the lower edge of the netting leaving the lower edge to the fencing to lift off the ground in high winds, and providing horizontal wind lines on one side of the netting and cross wind lines on the other side, and providing the intermediate poles with brackets that allow the horizontal lines to hang so as move horizontally in the wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: Samuel C. Codario, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5687956
    Abstract: Reinforced fence and building wall construction having upright tubular posts supporting lightweight foam wall panels extending from post to post. The vertical side edges of the panels are recessed to accommodate enough of the post circumferential extent to conceal the posts from exterior view. The panels have reinforcing members, preferably both upper and lower, extending horizontally between and to the panel vertical side edges. Each end of a reinforcing member is similarly recessed and has an adjacent lip, preferably formed from the end of the reinforcing member before its recessing, fitting closely about the post. During installation of such a wall the lips of the reinforcing members are fastened to their respective posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Inventor: Dale E. Vesper
  • Patent number: 5671913
    Abstract: Fence walls comprising flanged supporting posts spaced on centers and uniform lightweight panels doubly slotted at their ends fitting between adjacent posts and engaging such flanges. The engaged post flanges are substantially concealed from view. At least one face of such panels is grooved horizontally so as to accommodate facing brick or other decorative material. Any ungrooved face of the panels may be covered with stucco or like cementitious material, preferably containing elastomeric and lightweight bulking ingredients, as well as desired coloring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Inventor: Dale E. Vesper
  • Patent number: 5653308
    Abstract: A perimeter safety net support assembly of multiple, fixable posts. Each post consists in a stanchion that is fixed by welding, or bolted with braces, for support to a base crosspiece. The base crosspiece is an elongate angle iron that is boltable to a surface for fixation, or constrainable by straps having hooked ends. Two struts are pivotally connected to the stanchion and joinable to each other near a pivotally joined base unit that features fixation design similar to the crosspiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventor: Lawrence G. White
  • Patent number: 5622021
    Abstract: A wall brace apparatus and method for holding together and supporting walls and also for forming an arena or walled enclosed structure. Wall brace 10 or 15 has a frame 30, a top bracing member 40, and a bottom bracing member 50 for holding together, bracing, and supporting respective top sides and respective bottom sides of walls 60 adjacently to and in alignment with each other. Wall braces 10 or 15 are used to hold walls 60 to form side walls, and walls 60 can be easily assembled and disassembled from the top and bottom bracing members 40 and 50. Wall brace 20 or 25 also has a frame 30, a top bracing member 45, and a bottom bracing member 55 for holding together, bracing, and supporting respective sides of walls 60 at an angle to each other. Wall braces 20 or 25 are used to hold walls 60 to form corner walls, and the walls 60 can also be easily assembled and disassembled from the top and bottom bracing members 45 and 55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Rapid Rink Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Bookout
  • Patent number: 5599006
    Abstract: A fence of the invention is made up of fence elements assembled together in sequence, each having a rigid first structure part (6) forming a vertical wall and a horizontal rigid second structure part (7) in a plane perpendicular to the base (8) of the first structure part (6). Concrete ballast elements (9) rest on the second structure part (7) to prevent tilting of the fence element and to render it self-stable. The top face (10) of the removable ballast elements (9) forms a generally flat surface on which users can move around.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignees: Constructions Metalliques de Bonneville, Bernard Gevaux
    Inventors: Bernard Gevaux, Jacques Masurel
  • Patent number: 5509640
    Abstract: Reinforced fence and building wall construction having upright tubular posts supporting lightweight foam wall panels extending from post to post. The vertical side edges of the panels are recessed to accommodate enough of the post circumferential extent to conceal the posts from exterior view. The panels have reinforcing members, preferably both upper and lower, extending horizontally between and to the panel vertical side edges. Each end of a reinforcing member is similarly recessed and has an adjacent lip, preferably formed from the end of the reinforcing member before its recessing, fitting closely about the post. During installation of such a wall the lips of the reinforcing members are fastened to their respective posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Dale E. Vesper
  • Patent number: 5421558
    Abstract: Building walls comprising flanged supporting posts spaced on centers and uniform lightweight panels doubly slotted at their ends fitting between adjacent posts and engaging such flanges. The engaged post flanges are substantially concealed from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Inventor: Dale E. Vesper
  • Patent number: 5356119
    Abstract: A free standing versatile baby barrier system comprising individual modules each having a flat stiff mat-like horizontal component and a flat vertical component of similar width attached at one end near a mid-section of the horizontal component such that the width of the vertical component spans the width of the horizontal component. The vertical component is of sufficient height to prevent the baby from climbing over the barrier to the protected side, and the horizontal component is of sufficient length to require the baby to stand or crawl on the horizontal component thus securing the horizontal component to the floor by the baby's own weight. Individual modules may be detachably linked together with hinge members attached to the lateral edges of the vertical components of the modules, allowing for rotation of the modules relative to one another to conveniently adjust the barrier system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: Joel F. Schock
  • Patent number: 5353562
    Abstract: A foam panel which is combined with a steel skeleton. Individual panels are connected to each other through the use of a key constructed of plastic, steel, aluminum, or the like. The key slips into a narrow groove on the panel to maintain the panels in proper alignment. The key is secured to a post located at the end of the panel. This post, constructed of such materials as strengthened plastic, steel, or heavy duty aluminum, is the bearing support for the panel assembly and is secured to the foundation or the flooring. Preferably, an assembly of many panels is manufactured in a "factory" setting and is transported to the construction site for easy installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventor: Wendell T. Decker
  • Patent number: 5240230
    Abstract: A self-supporting panel for a fence has a skewed anchor sleeve welded to each lower corner of the panel for receiving a stake to fasten the anchor sleeve to the ground or other support. Two panels are joined by a pin in the open ends of abutting lower rails from each panel and by a cap joining the upper ends of adjacent stiles from each panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Inventor: Earle T. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 5221076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective device adapted to be mounted at the base of a roof. The device has a set of posts each having a base section which locates in the gutter at the base of the roof and a fixing device linked to this base section, at least two arms being linked with a pair of posts, by upper parts and lower parts mounted on the posts, at least two bracing wires with each of these bracing wires being linked to one of the posts to connect it to a respective anchoring element located on the roof and a net connected to at least one of the arms and to two of the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Inventor: Nico Zust
  • Patent number: 5184808
    Abstract: Fence wall construction materials, method, and resulting wall. Flanged fence posts spaced apart at intervals corresponding to the end-to-end length of wall panels have their vertical edges slotted to accommodate the post flanges. Preferably the posts are I-beams or back-to-back C-members, and the panels are preformed lightweight material, such as foamed polystyrene, doubly slotted on their vertical edges to sandwich the post flanges within the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: Dale E. Vesper
  • Patent number: 5184800
    Abstract: A portable fence system including a snow fence panel having a wood frame of 2".times.6" posts bolted together at the corners, with a 4-foot wide strip of plastic snow fence material pulled taut across the center. Each panel is 8 feet long, with a height of 6'-8" or 8'-0", depending upon the application. In both cases the geometry of the frame is optimized for maximum snow trapping efficiency and maximum snow storage, and an opening at the bottom is optimized to eliminate the tendency for snow deposition at the fence. Panels are connected to one another by rebar pins passing through specially designed rotatably mounted U-clips, which also provide attachment to rebar anchors driven into the ground. The U-clip-and-pin connections allow rapid installation and take-down, and add flexibility needed for proper installation in irregular terrain. Panels can be overlapped at either the top or bottom as required to limit space between panels to 11/2", which improves trapping efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: The Tensar Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald D. Tabler
  • Patent number: 5129628
    Abstract: Fence wall construction including panels of polymeric material. The vertical edges of such panels are slotted to accomodate flanges of upright supporting posts. The horizontal edges of such panels are slotted to accommodate added reinforcing flanges. A fence wall is made up of a row of flanged posts, adjacent posts being spaced the width of a panel apart, with each pair of posts having a panel interposed, with the post flanges inserted substantially entirely within the slots on the panel vertical edges and thereby concealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Inventor: Dale E. Vesper
  • Patent number: 4787603
    Abstract: A relocatable grazing enclosure suitable for grazing farm animals such as dairy calves or kids. The enclosure comprises a plurality of wall units each of which includes at least one leg member. The enclosure also comprises a plurality of base units, each base unit including at least one recess for receiving a leg member of a wall unit. The wall units are arranged to form the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Inventor: Clive N. Norton
  • Patent number: 4647016
    Abstract: This safety barrier comprising a frame and two stands is obtained by bending a tube for forming the lateral uprights and the handrail as well as two first legs of the stands, and by fixing the bottom rail consisting of another tube bent at both ends for forming the legs complementary to the first legs. The angle of divergence and/or the length of one pair of legs forming a first stand differ from those of the other pair of legs forming the other stand of the barrier. The invention is applicable to the iron-work industry in general.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventor: Luc Doublet
  • Patent number: 4582300
    Abstract: A fence support structure for distributing stress forces between fence posts in a fence line. The support structure includes a fence panel having at least one vertical member and at least one structural member attached to the vertical member for transferring the stress forces to other fence posts, the fence panel is disposed substantially in the fence line between a first and a second fence post. The vertical member is secured adjacent the first post by conventional securing means, and the outward end of the structural member is secured adjacent the second fence post. The fence panel may be of unitary construction or it may be comprised of separate, substantially linear components which may be assembled in the field and which may be interconnected by use of slip joints or nut and bolt assemblies. Optionally, some or all of the components may be slidably adjustable in length so as to permit adjustment of the length of the fence panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Inventor: Derrald H. Chappell
  • Patent number: 4383676
    Abstract: A railing system is disclosed adapted for use on balconies and the like having masonry floors. The system includes at least one L-shaped post consisting of a vertical section for supporting elongated top and bottom rails having a plurality of spaced apart pickets extending therebetween, and a horizontal section extending a distance from the lower end of the post's vertical section beneath the masonry floor and secured thereto, the top and bottom rails are substantially I-shaped in cross section for imparting rigidity to said system over wide spans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Inventor: Thomas Souza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3997945
    Abstract: The illustrated embodiment discloses a compressive force application device, which might be used on a gate to prevent sagging thereof, including a plate having eyelets therein through which the tensioning cord or cable may be threaded so that it adjoins itself; thus, the threaded relationship is maintained by the cable's frictional contact with itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Assignee: PTI - Dolco
    Inventor: Milton Robins