Braced Patents (Class 256/35)
  • Patent number: 9328530
    Abstract: A line start/end post or corner post (1) for a fence, the post including a first metal picket (2) to be driven into the ground (5) in a substantially vertical position, a reinforcing element that includes a second metal picket (3) to be obliquely placed between the first picket (2) and the ground (5) within a non-sink part taken from the first picket (2), and a connecting element (4) made of fence wire and connecting a first extremity (3b) of the second picket (3), laid on the ground (5), to the first picket (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: LACME HOLDING
    Inventors: Sebastien Hainos, Valery Hamm
  • Patent number: 9126289
    Abstract: A railing support post with threaded holes or receivers for receiving threaded hardware, such as might be used for tensioned cable railing. A decorative sleeve or post cover may be used to at least partially enclose the railing support post. The railing support post may be manufactured, for example, by providing an elongated member of a prescribed length, drilling a plurality of holes spaced along the length of the elongated member, and tapping the plurality of holes to form a plurality of threaded receivers. The threaded receivers are configured to receive rail fittings or other fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Joel Duane Herman
  • Patent number: 8807535
    Abstract: A rockfall protection system may include a plurality of supports that each have a support head, along with a catch net, an upper support cable guiding an upper edge of the catch net at the support heads, and an upper central cable and a lower central cable guiding the catch net in a central support area of the supports. The lower central cable may be tensioned using side anchors provided with at least one braking element. The system may also include a lower support cable guiding a lower edge of the catch net and being guided together with the lower edge of the catch net on the downhill side of and separated from the supports. The braking element may be connected to the side anchor and to the central cable by a cable loop. The side anchor and central cable may be connected via a predetermined breaking point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Trumer Schutzbauten GesmbH
    Inventors: Gernot Stelzer, Ahren Bichler
  • Publication number: 20140145134
    Abstract: A support system includes a structural post, the structural post comprising an open, approximately quadrilateral-shaped cross section comprising four sides and three vertexes. The structural post includes a number of returns formed on ends of a first side and a fourth side of the structural post, the first side and the fourth side defining an open portion of the open, quadrilateral-shaped cross section, and a number of coinings formed on a second side and a third side of the structural post, the second side and the third side sharing a vertex opposite the open portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: George M. Schaeffer
  • Publication number: 20140103279
    Abstract: A portable support device for inserting into the ground and in one embodiment is useful for forming a temporary barricade, corridor or an enclosure arrangement for livestock. The support device has (a) a support frame having a first member, a second member and a cross-brace member rigidly connected to the first and second members and (b) a third member moveably mounted to the cross-brace member and having a free end with a means for securing the third member to the ground. In a preferred embodiment, the support device further includes (c) an angled member having a face portion and spaced-apart first and second ends attached to the first and second members, respectively. The face includes a wire reel or spool holding support means for hanging a reel or spool of wire fencing material of a predetermined length onto the support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Roger Allen McBride
  • Publication number: 20140027695
    Abstract: A rock fall barrier including a plurality of support posts and a deformable net spanning the plurality of support posts. Each support post includes: a base fixed to a sloped surface; a first arm pivotally coupled to the base at a first hinge; a first hinge brake for providing friction at the first hinge to provide controlled resistance against pivotal rotation of the first arm relative to the base; a second arm pivotally coupled to the first arm at a second hinge; and a second hinge brake for providing friction at the second hinge to provide controlled resistance against relative pivotal rotation between the first arm and the second arm. A guy wire system is attached to the distal end of each support post on one end and anchored to the sloped surface on the other end. The guy wire system includes upper guy wires having cable brakes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Duncan C. WYLLIE
  • Publication number: 20130328002
    Abstract: A clip for connecting a strand of wire fencing to a line post of a fence is disclosed. The clip includes an aperture for receiving the wire to facilitate movement of the wire when the clip is coupled to the line post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: BOX T BRAND, LLC
    Inventor: RICHARD L. HENDRICKS
  • Publication number: 20130256619
    Abstract: A line start/end post or corner post (1) for a fence, the post including a first metal picket (2) to driven into the ground (5) in a substantially vertical position, and a reinforcing element. The reinforcing element includes a second metal picket (3) to be obliquely placed between the first picket (2) and the ground (5), and a connecting element (4) for connecting a first end (3b) of the second picket (3), laid on the ground (5), to the first picket (2).The connecting element (4) is made of fence wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: LACME HOLDING
    Inventors: John Bailey, Sébastien Hainos, Valery Hamm
  • Patent number: 8079571
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing fence comprises: a guard net provided in a stretched state between main posts provided to stand at a predetermined interval; a safety net attached between a skirt of the guard net and a ground; and a member joining an upper rim of the safety net to the skirt of the guard net as well as securing a lower rim of the safety net to the ground, the member including a horizontal support rope member provided along the lower rim of the safety net and a plurality of hillside support rope members connecting between a plurality of points of the horizontal support rope member and a plurality of hillside anchors, the safety net being allowed to deform in an extended manner following deflection and deformation of the guard net, while maintaining a gap below the guard net in a closed state, in case of rockfall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Protec Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishita, Tomohiro Fujii, Toshimitsu Nomura
  • Publication number: 20110024708
    Abstract: A freestanding fence supported on x-shaped posts or x-posts that sit on top of the ground. Two tubes are welded together at approximately a 55 degree angle to form each x-post. The legs of the x-posts are provided with adjustable length feet and with receivers for holding electrical or non-electrical fence wires. Universal joints secure horizontal members between adjacent x-posts. The universal joints secure to a pair of ears proved on each leg of the x-posts. An adjustable height footed vertical support member can be installed on each horizontal member approximately midway between the adjacent x-posts. The fence is constructed of easily transported and assembled pieces that can be disassembled, moved, and then reassembled as often as needed. Once assembled, the fence is strong and stable and can be used to mount various types of equipment such as lighting, security, camera, motion detection, solar panels, radio frequency identification devices, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis ARDEN
  • Publication number: 20100283023
    Abstract: A fence stay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Brian S. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20090206311
    Abstract: An attachment clip used in combination with a steel fence post for affixing a horizontal support member thereto. The clip, the steel fence post and the horizontal support member when combined provide additional stability and reduce tilting and settling thereof. This in turn facilitates to maintain the overall height and alignment of the fence line. The clip is a unitary member having a rear elongated gripping channel, an elongated vertical centralized trough, upper and lower attachment flanges and clearance slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: David Gilbert Heard
  • Publication number: 20090050862
    Abstract: The security fence spike is attached to the upper rail of a chain link security fence or the like, to project generally diametrically through a coil of razor wire or concertina wire strung along the upper rail of the fence. The security spike is a rigid metal projection, and resists collapse when a heavy sheet of material or blanket is tossed over the coiled wire atop the fence by a person(s) attempting to scale the fence. A row of spikes is preferably installed along the upper rail of the fence, threatening injury to anyone attempting to scale the fence even after covering a coil of razor wire or the like atop the fence. The security spike is formed of sheet metal bent to form a triangular cross section for rigidity and strength. The spike is attached to a brace band, which, in turn, is clamped to the fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Vann K. Cruce
  • Publication number: 20080230756
    Abstract: A supporting member (10), typically a fence post, or grape vine support post, including a hollow elongate member (11) having an outer rim (22), a plurality of longitudinally extending ribs (23,24,25) connected to the inside surface of the outer rim (22) and a high impact substance (27) inside the hollow elongate member (11) adapted to provide extra strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: MacDonald Neame, Travis Grant Neame
  • Publication number: 20080210919
    Abstract: A freestanding fence constructed of square tubing and a few connectors. The fence is supported on footed x-shaped posts that sit on top of the ground. A horizontal member extends between adjacent x-shaped posts and a footed vertical support member is provided on each horizontal member approximately midway between the adjacent x-shaped posts. Several fence wires extend horizontally and connect to adjacent x-shaped posts along the length of the fence via electrical insulators and non-conductive fasteners so that the fence can be electrified. The horizontal members attach to the posts by means of couplings that allow for both vertical and horizontal adjustment. The fence is constructed of easily transported and assembled pieces that can be disassembled, moved, and then reassembled as often as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Dennis Arden
  • Publication number: 20080185565
    Abstract: A fence and an installation method for a fence or other laterally extending structure, the installation method comprising in one embodiment: obtaining a trench in ground, the trench extending laterally with a top of the trench having a first opening width, and having a first bottom surface; obtaining a hole in the first bottom surface of the trench with an approximate diameter that is at least fifty percent smaller than the first opening width; installing a support post in the hole to extend up above the top of the trench; disposing laterally extending panels at substantially the first bottom surface of the trench and attaching them to approximately opposing ends of a diameter of the post to thereby create a void volume between the panels at least on one side of the post; installing at least one retainer connecting to the panels across the void volume; and filling the void volume with stones or other fill material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Robert W. Major, Gregory Maury Shepherd
  • Patent number: 7377020
    Abstract: A method of constructing fences, and fences constructed using the method. Posts are set into the ground. Flat pieces called “floating deadmen” are set on the ground. Braces are sawed off at forty-five degree angles on each end, so that they have flat ends at right angles. A spot on the side of the post is flattened, so a flat end of a brace can fit flush against it. The brace is then placed so that the other one of its flattened ends lies on the floating deadmen. A length of wire is cut, and its ends are joined by a stainer. The loop of wire is then placed around the post and brace, and is tightened using the strainer. The tops of terminal and corner posts are joined to adjacent posts by rails. Fencing wire holders are fastened to the posts, and fencing wire is placed in the holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventors: Alan Louis Bartling, Richard Bard, Jr., Maynard Earl Kincaide, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7377725
    Abstract: Three-dimensional soil nail walls employing geosynthetic materials and methods of installation thereof. The soil nail walls are suitable for supporting an upright face of earth and comprise tensioned geosynthetic material held up against the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Charles H. Cammack
  • Patent number: 7108249
    Abstract: High fence supports can be expensive, difficult to ship, and awkward to install. Often, and particularly for the control of deer, it is desirable to increase the height of existing fence that uses steel T-posts for support. The T-post extender combined with a steel T-post becomes a high fence support useful for supporting high fence. A T-post extender consists of a longitudinal element, typically a length of steel rebar, and a stop element, typically a washer welded to the longitudinal element at a selected location along its length. For existing T-post fence supports, the T-post extender is slipped into place alongside the top of the T-post where it is captured laterally by existing wire ties and vertically by the stop element resting against the top of the T-post under the force of gravity. This arrangement has cost, installation, and shipping advantages both in new high fence construction and in the case where the height of existing T-post supported fence must be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Friend K. Bechtel
  • Patent number: 7093824
    Abstract: A portable fencing system in a barricade or corridor arrangement utilizes at a minimum one each of a corner post fixture, and a fence wire. In an enclosure arrangement, the portable fencing system can utilize at least one winch corner fixture, a plurality of corner post fixtures, a plurality of spacer posts and a plurality of fence wires. Spacer posts are spaced from one another and from a winch corner fixture and corner post fixtures such that the winch corner fixture, corner post fixtures, spacer posts and fence wires all together can form any suitable arrangement in relation to one another to provide an enclosure barrier around an area or a barricade or corridor along a side of an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Bryan J. Pulliam
  • Patent number: 6866252
    Abstract: A portable fencing system in a barricade or corridor arrangement utilizes at a minimum one each of a corner post fixture, and a fence wire. In an enclosure arrangement, the portable fencing system can utilize at least one winch corner fixture, a plurality of corner post fixtures, a plurality of spacer posts and a plurality of fence wires. Spacer posts are spaced from one another and from a winch corner fixture and corner post fixtures such that the winch corner fixture, corner post fixtures, spacer posts and fence wires all together can form any suitable arrangement in relation to one another to provide an enclosure barrier around an area or a barricade or corridor along a side of an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventor: Bryan J. Pulliam
  • Publication number: 20040232400
    Abstract: A wire fencing material comprises parallel line and fill wires extending respectively lengthwise and widthwise. The line and fill wires are secured to one another by welding at cross over locations, and at selected locations and between adjacent fill wires, the line wires have segments projecting alternately from opposite sides of the fencing to thereby define sleeves configured and dimensioned to axially receive support posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: James M. Knott
  • Patent number: 6705598
    Abstract: A fence post connector includes a securement section for securing the post connector to a fence post and at least one receiving section for receiving an item to be joined. The item to be joined may be the end of a stabilizing fence post, a gate hinge, etc. For attachment to a T-post, a closure member captures the T-post between a pair of spaced arms extending from the receiving section and travel of the post connector along the T-post is limited by adjacent lugs extending from the T-post. These lugs may cooperate with the closure member, an arm, or the portion of the connector spacing the arms, to limit sliding. For attachment to a wood post, at least one arm abuts the post with an opening through which a fastener, such as a nail or screw, extends into the post. The post connector is generally used to connect fence posts in reinforcing configuration and loosely connects the various fence posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Charles R. Collins
  • Patent number: 6592103
    Abstract: A catchment net for rockfall catchment systems or the like has a net (12, 33) and support elements (16, 17, 18, 19). The net (12, 33) is retained on the outside, on at least two mutually-opposing sides, by least one peripheral cable (14, 15, 41, 42) in each case, and/or by a tensioning cable (22). Additional connection elements (25, 46), which connect the net (12, 33) to the support elements at its outside, make it possible for the energy incurred in the event of a rock (23, 31) or the like falling into the net to be absorbed to the maximum. The connection elements can, however, also be secured additionally or only in the interior of the net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Fatzer AG
    Inventor: Marcel Sennhauser
  • Patent number: 6581914
    Abstract: Modular fence, consisting of wire-mesh panels (1) and tubular fixing posts (3), which are anchored at the bottom into the ground or into a supporting base. The panels (1) have horizontally shaped features (6) of a depth approximately equal to the diameter or width of the posts (6). These posts are fitted snugly between the rods of the shaped features and of the non-shaped regions, between two consecutive vertical rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventors: Juan Jose Saura Sotillos, Jorge Antonio Saura Sotillos
  • Publication number: 20030066995
    Abstract: A fence post connector includes a securement section for securing the post connector to a fence post and at least one receiving section for receiving an item to bejoined. The item to bejoined may be the end of a stabilizing fence post, a gate hinge, etc. For attachment to a T-post, a closure member captures the T-post between a pair of spaced arms extending from the receiving section and travel of the post connector along the T-post is limited by adjacent lugs extending from the T-post. These lugs may cooperate with the closure member, an arm, or the portion of the connector spacing the arms, to limit sliding. For attachment to a wood post, at least one arm abuts the post with an opening through which a fastener, such as a nail or screw, extends into the post. The post connector is generally used to connect fence posts in reinforcing configuration and loosely connects the various fence posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Charles R. Collins
  • Publication number: 20030042475
    Abstract: An improved brace preferably for use with a post or other vertical or substantially vertical member. The brace is generally constructed of a first and second member which are connected, with the opposite or free end of each member being connected to, joined with, attached to, or retaining at least a portion of the post or other substantially vertical structure or member. The brace can be used without penetrating the substrate and is adjustable to different angles, heights, and forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventor: Phillip Eugene Passafuma
  • Patent number: 6526722
    Abstract: A device to inexpensively repair a wooden post that has rotted or failed. The device comprises a plate which has a plurality of holes drilled or punched in it for attaching above ground level to a side of a wooden post and at least two rods depending out and down from the face of the plate. At least one of the rods depends near the top of the plate and at least one of the rods depends near the bottom of the plate. This location of the rods allows them to work cooperatively in tension-compression to counteract a moment tending to overturn the post. The rods extend into a hole dug in the soil adjacent to the existing post footing. After the fence has been aligned as desired, the hole is filled with concrete surrounding the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel Wesley Pangburn
  • Patent number: 6527256
    Abstract: The invention is a component assembly for fabricating corner and stretch fence posts for fencing, including vertical posts and bolt-on horizontal components having end channel pieces to secure the horizontal components to the vertical posts using threaded studs and lock nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas L. Doyle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6279879
    Abstract: A system for bracing corner posts utilized in stretched tension fences includes two triangular gussetted braces, each fixable to a corner post and a brace post. The braces each include engagement portions which engage ends of a rigid cross member which extends between the two posts thereby preventing racking of the posts. This bracing system does not utilize truss wires or diagonal brace members in areas where an animal is likely to entangle its legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Qual Line Fence Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond A. Statz
  • Patent number: 6065738
    Abstract: A cable safety barrier has means for disengagement of the cable from an anchor portion of the cable safety barrier when certain vehicle impact conditions are met. Disengaging of the cable may involve allowing a cable end fitting to escape from an open ended slot, when the cable is deflected upwards, or causing the cable fitting to fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Brifen Limited
    Inventors: Philip Pearce, Timothy John Heldt, Stephen Cawthorne
  • Patent number: 6000682
    Abstract: Fence post (50) of a fence (100) of grid boards (20) comprising narrow, upright grid boards with upright rods (11, 12) and brackets (10) connecting these rods, which brackets project over the front side (13) of the fence post (50) with their free ends (3'). The grid boards (20) lie with horizontal rods (2, 2) on the projecting ends (3'). The projecting ends (3') form retaining elements (3) in the form of hooks that fasten the grid boards (20) at the front side (13) of the fence posts (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: Hans Norbert Lechtenbohmer
  • Patent number: 5996973
    Abstract: A fence gate support device which in its broad embodiment comprises a pair of first and second post members which, when driven into the ground and clamped together with upper and lower clamp bars, provide a lateral stabilizing first unit for a gate adapted to hang on gate hinge pins affixed to the clamp bars. A fence line stabilizing second unit is provided and has a third post member having a connector on one end and having its other end adapted to be driven into the ground at a distance of several feet from the first unit generally along the fence line and then bent to an angle appropriate to slide the connector over the top of one of the first or second post members. A locking mechanism is provided on the connector and on the third post member such that the connector cannot slide any substantial distance on the third post member when the locking mechanism is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Houston T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 5961099
    Abstract: A safety net system that is placed upright on the ground for restraining mud and debris slides is provided. The system includes at least one unit, each of which comprises at least one net panel that is disposed between two columns and is secured to continuous top and bottom ropes. The top rope extends from the bottom of one end column of a unit, through a guide at the top of that end column, through respective top guides of any interposed columns, through the top guide of the other end column, to a bottom end of that other end column. The bottom rope extends from the bottom end of one end column, through respective guides near the bottom of any interposed columns, to the bottom end of the other end column. Anchors are disposed laterally of each end column and uphill of each of the columns. Bracing cables extend from both the upper and bottom ends of each end column to the lateral anchors, and further bracing cables extend from both the upper and bottom ends of each of the columns to the uphill anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Brugg Cable Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Thommen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5911411
    Abstract: A strainer/stay combination for use in fencing, includes a strainer having one end to be inserted into the ground; a unitary, one-piece prop member connected to the strainer, the prop member having first and second opposite ends, with the first end connectable with the strainer; a thrust member locatable on or in the ground, the thrust member including an upper surface and a channel which is open at the upper surface, the channel having a non-linear portion, and the channel receiving the second end of the prop member at an acute angle to the ground; an adjustable elongated tensioning member for connecting the thrust member to the strainer, the tensioning member having a first end with a non-linear portion which is received, located and held in the non-linear portion of the channel and a hook at the first end such that the second end of the prop member engages with the hook to hold the first end of the tensioning member in the channel, and a second threaded end which penetrates the strainer; and a nut engaging
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventors: Trevor Krause, Anthony John Baillieu
  • Patent number: 5791635
    Abstract: Fence post construction including a main post which is installed in an upright vertical position within a post hole, with the post having at least one bracket fixedly attached thereto, with the bracket being located substantially just below the ground surface when the post is installed within the post hole and the bracket is of a shape and size to slidably receive a rod there through, thus the bracket and the rod in combination provide an anchor for securing the post within the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventors: Harold L. Hull, Daniel Boyd
  • Patent number: 5752691
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a fencing anchor are described, each including a heavy block with a substantially curved or slanted bottom surface for resting on uneven ground and for directing force to the bottom end edges of the block. The end edges act as a wedge which bite into the ground, and the broad, curved or slanted bottom surface sits stably on a variety of ground contours. A height-extension may be used to increase the height of the system, without making the anchor significantly more top-heavy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: The Pacific Land and Livestock Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Bashon, George D. Comyford
  • Patent number: 5738342
    Abstract: A fence corner arrangement that includes a corner post, at least two corner post tongues, a first end post, a first end post tongue, a second end post, a second end post tongue, a first brace, and a second brace. The corner post has an upper portion with a perimeter and the corner post upper portion contains a recess disposed along its entire perimeter. The at least two corner post tongues are disposed within the recess and project towards the perimeter. The first end post is disposed a distance from the corner post and has an upper portion with a perimeter. The upper portion contains a recess disposed along a part of the perimeter. The first end post tongue is disposed within the recess and projects towards the perimeter in the direction of one of the at least two corner post tongues. The second end post is disposed a distance from the corner post and the first end post and has an upper portion with a perimeter. The second end post upper portion contains a recess disposed along a part of the perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventor: Lonnie Van Winkle
  • 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: 5649690
    Abstract: A highly portable fence post support system has a base member presenting a support face configured for engaging the surface of the ground for supporting the base member on the ground in a support position, and an anchoring device configured for insertion into the ground. The base member includes support structure for removably receiving a post and for supporting the post in an upright orientation when the base member is in the support position. The base member further includes coupling structure for coupling the base member with the anchoring device for preventing the support face from disengaging the surface of the ground when the device is inserted into the ground. The coupling structure is spaced from the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Inventor: Willis G. Kilmer
  • Patent number: 5577713
    Abstract: An anchoring device for retrofitting a possibly rot weakened wood post consisting of a slanted metal stake welded to a vertical attachment plate; where the device is bolted via the plate to the base area of the post above the ground; while the method includes digging an offset footing hole, then setting the bottom half of the stake in the footing hole with poured concrete after plumbing the post, temporarily bracing it, and mounting the device on it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Jack Navarez
    Inventor: Jack Navarez
  • Patent number: 5524875
    Abstract: A safety net system placed upright on the ground for restraining rock fall. The system has at least one unit, with each unit comprising a continuous top rope and a continuous bottom rope, each of which is connected to an anchor, with each rope extending through guides on columns and at each end of the unit extending beyond the end column. Panels of woven rope netting or chain link fencing are disposed between the columns and are secured to the top and bottom ropes, with a panel that is adjacent to an end of the unit being disposed in a common plane with the top and bottom ropes that are anchored at that end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: Robert A. Thommen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5482256
    Abstract: A slat system, to be mounted on a chain link fence, comprises an elongate slat-retaining member woven through the links of the chain link fence and a plurality of slats. The slats are also woven through the chain links generally parallel to each other but at a predetermined angle to the elongate slat-retaining member. Each slat has one end formed with an arrow-shaped extension to be inserted in a longitudinal groove made in the center of a V-shaped wall of the slat-retaining member. The arrow-shaped extensions of the slats and the slotted wall of the slat-retaining member interlock each other to grip the slats and the slat-retaining member to each other and thereby prevent the slats from moving longitudinally on the chain link fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Levis Caron
  • Patent number: 5435524
    Abstract: An impact fence including an expanse of chain link fencing supported on a plurality of spaced posts. An elongate cable assembly extends between the posts, and the fencing is connected to the cable assembly. The cable assembly includes cable portions formed in loose curves with friction-braking devices resisting movement of such cable portions toward straight-line configuration. The friction-braking devices are in pairs mounted outside opposite sides of the curves and are connected to a holding device which maintains selected spacing between the braking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Inventor: L. Howard Ingram
  • Patent number: 5395105
    Abstract: A safety net system placed upright on the ground for restraining rock fall. The system has at least one unit, with each unit comprising a continuous top rope and a continuous bottom rope, each of which is connected to an anchor, with each rope extending through guides on columns and at each end of the unit extending beyond the end column. Panels of woven rope netting are disposed between the columns and are secured to the top and bottom ropes, with a panel that is adjacent to an end of the unit being disposed in a common plane with the top and bottom ropes that are anchored at that end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Inventor: Robert A. Thommen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5275381
    Abstract: Wire fencing having a plurality of elongate picket members that lie adjacent to a side face of the chain link fencing so as to be substantially superposed over the fencing. Engagement members extend from the back faces of the picket members to project into the fencing and engage respective mounting members positioned within the fencing or on the opposite side face of the fencing. The interengagement of the engagement members and the mounting members holds the picket members firmly in place on the side of the fencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventors: Robert G. Cluff, Gerald J. McClaughlan
  • Patent number: 5234199
    Abstract: In a chain link fence having a plurality of elongate slats woven through the links of the chain link fabric, an improved system for retaining and locking the slats in the chain link fabric comprises (1) an elongate rail woven between consecutive links of the chain link fence such that the rail lies adjacent to mutually respective, aligned, first ends of the elongate slats, and (2) engagement members formed integrally with the mutually respective first ends of the elongate slats, with the engagement members including interlocking means which make interlocking engagement with the elongate rail when the respective first end of the elongate slat is abutted against the elongate rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Inventor: Robert G. Cluff
  • Patent number: 5192055
    Abstract: A brace assembly for fence and gate posts as well as corner posts is disclosed and includes upper and lower bracket assemblies for clamped engagement with a fence post. Each bracket assembly includes angular bracket members which may include diagonal flanges which serve to receive the ends of adjustable braces. Lower bracket assemblies serve to attach ground engaging members to the post. The braces are axially adjustable for attachment to the ground engaging members which may be inclined for contact with sloped terrain. A modified form of a bracket assembly includes a clamping plate with a boss through which extends a gate pintle arm to permit a fence post to serve as a gate post. A further modification of the bracket assemblies permits a steel fence post to serve as a fence corner post with braces extending downwardly and rearwardly from the corner post. Additional bracing may extend horizontally from the corner post to adjacent fence posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Inventors: Billy A. Griggs, Kenneth B. Weaver
  • Patent number: 5139235
    Abstract: An improved fence post system 10 permits insertion of a fence post 12 into the earth and attachment of a support brace without the use of tools. A fence post unit 12 includes an augered base 16, a removable extension piece 14 and a bracket 18. The bracket 18 may be used alternately to support a handlepiece which is rotated in order to auger the post into the ground, and to couple a support brace. Several units may be coupled to form a corner fence post. The base unit is equipped with a stabilizer device 38 for lateral support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Inventor: Willis G. Kilmer
  • Patent number: 5056761
    Abstract: Plastic slats interwoven for privacy and wind protection in the wire mesh body of a chain link fence that are angled at 45 degrees and held against inadvertent removal by either slats or a ribbon inserted horizontally, rather than at a crossing 45 degree angle according to prior art practice, so that the user has the option of using only one horizontal holding slat or ribbon means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventors: Don Meglino, James V. Meglino