Nonaligned Slots Patents (Class 256/53)
  • Patent number: 10961671
    Abstract: A support system for a sign mountable on at least two spaced apart foundation members, the system comprising: i) a base, preferably a length adjustable base, having a first end and a second end; ii) a vertical sign support having a first end and a second end wherein the second end is connected to the base; iii) a first foundation member bracket for connection to a first foundation member, the first foundation member bracket proximate the first end of the base; and iv) a second foundation member bracket for connection to a second foundation member distant the first foundation member, the second foundation member bracket proximate the second end of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: AMG Metals, Inc., Powell (Richmond Hill) Contracting Limited, Stinson Equipment Limited o/a Stinson Owl-Lite
    Inventors: Ben Powell, John David Pierson, James Harold Delamere, Mohammad Bagher Vakili
  • Publication number: 20100038611
    Abstract: A wire termination device (24) of the type having a body (25) with a first through-bore (26) into which protrudes wedging means (27) urged by spring means (28) and having a second through-bore (33) without wedging means, is characterised in that the second through-bore (33) is interrupted by a transverse notch (34), and each body portion (35A, 35B) separated by the notch (34) has a longitudinal entry slot into the second through-bore (33) with the slot (36A) in one portion (35A) at the opposite side of the body (25) to the slot (36B) in the other portion (35B), whereby the device (24) can be affixed for a horizontal wire (37) of a stock-fence by presenting the notch (34) to the wire (37) and then turning the device (24) so as to enable the wire (37) to pass through both slots (36A, 36B), whereafter a free end (38) of the wire (37) can be inserted into the first through-bore (26) after passing round an end post (39) to be secured in the device (24) by the wedging means (27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: GRIPPLE LIMITED
    Inventors: Mathew Gordon Lambourn, Neil Clarke
  • Patent number: 6353187
    Abstract: A plastic insulator for holding an electrified conductor, and particularly a conductor of a tape configuration, in insulated relation to a fence post and in elevated position above the ground. The insulator includes a clamping arrangement releasably holding the conductor against axial or radial movement by a pair of conductor engaging members hinged together for movement between a tape receiving and a tape clamping position. The clamping arrangement includes a latch mechanism with a coating finger and a deflectable tab with an opening to receive the finger to prevent relative movement of the conductor engaging members and inadvertent opening of the clamping arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventor: Robert M. Wilson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6176471
    Abstract: A fabric fence system and method of manufacturing the fabric fence system is disclosed. The fence system has posts that are laterally spaced from one another with a fence fabric position between the posts. The fence fabric has end protrusions that are inserted into the sides of the fence posts and held in place by a rod inserted into the hollow inner portion of the post such that the rod engages the protrusions of the fence fabric. The slots that accommodate the fence fabric are set at an angle relative the length of the post. The fence system also includes top and bottom cross members into which the top and bottom portion of the fence fabric are inserted and attached to provide a panelized fence system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Allied Carefree Fence Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Naegele, James F. Loven
  • Patent number: 5275382
    Abstract: A fence post, comprising a vertically elongated anchoring member having a front face, and a vertically elongated fence holding foot projecting outwardly from the front face of the anchoring member. The fence holding foot is substantially T-shaped in a horizontal plane and comprises two lateral arms and a substantially perpendicular base. The two lateral arms are spaced apart from the front face of the anchoring member by the base. The opposite ends of the two lateral arms include flanges opening towards the front face of the anchoring member. The lateral arms also include a plurality of slots extending horizontally through the flanges at spaced locations along their vertical length. The anchoring member preferably has a shape of an isosceles trapezium in a horizontal plane. The fence post is preferably formed from a single piece of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Dirickx
    Inventors: Gerard L. D. Charbaut, Jean Michel Y. L. Gaultier
  • Patent number: 5029670
    Abstract: The specification discloses a removable safety system for construction workers which is mounted on an I beam which provides a cable hand hold to which a safety lanyard may be fastened. The ends of the cable are terminated by a special device that increases the grip of the device on the beam when a load is applied.The safety system may be installed on the I beam at ground level and hoisted with the I beam as it is positioned for attachment to a building or bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventor: Gerald T. Whitmer
  • Patent number: 4510721
    Abstract: A post or dropper is formed from a strip of sheet metal to have a pair of webs in a "V" formation terminating in parallel flanges, there being at least one pair of apertures in the side walls, at least one wire retainer loop of general "U" shape having inturned ends which engage the apertures, and at least one pair of notches in the parallel flanges which retain a fence wire to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Inventor: Michael F. Murphy
  • Patent number: 4503636
    Abstract: The plant/vine support disclosed utilized a channel shaped post having a U-shaped central portion and a pair of laterally projecting flanges with locking lug pairs integrally formed on the flanges and a locking lug and shoulders in the U-shape of the post. The ring is provided with a complementary shaped locking structure which is coplaner with the ring support per se and adapted to interengagingly locking maneuver as well as a simple unlocking and disassembling maneuver. The rings are simple, stack flat and are far less susceptible of hooking with one another and thereby entangling themselves during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Inventor: William C. Stuckey
  • Patent number: 4294430
    Abstract: An elongate support having an integral flattened region or flange extending along its length and wherein spaced elongated apertures are formed in this flattened region of flange near its free edge to define frangible edge portions between the apertures and adjacent edge with these edge portions being frangible and deformable by manually operable tools to lock transverse wires in the openings resulting from fracture and bending of said edge regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Inventor: Christiaan L. de Jager
  • Patent number: 4223872
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wire engager for use with chain link fence wherein a hollow cylindrical member is provided with a plurality of Z shaped apertures in the wall of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Inventor: Leonard Boal
  • Patent number: 4037824
    Abstract: A safety post for construction workers and the like comprising angle structure having integral horizontal and vertical legs, the horizontal leg having a clamp including fixed and movable tapered members opposed on the underside of the horizontal leg for detachably gripping structural beams, the movable member having a portion loosely encircling the horizontal leg with a fulcrum below and screw structure operable from above to pivot and tighten the movable member; the vertical member having a column which may optionally be height-adjustable by telescoping of separate lengths, and which terminates at the top in a pair of fixed arcuate horns with the ends inward turned and overlappingly spaced for retaining a safety cable therebetween while permitting workmen to walk their safety lines along the cable without need to unsnap the safety lines at the safety post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Inventor: Gerald T. Whitmer