Metal Post Patents (Class 256/DIG5)
  • Patent number: 6152430
    Abstract: A portable stanchion in which a tubular base and tubular post are in interlocking relation. The base is formed of semi-rigid material and has two parallel L-shaped kerfs defining a flexible L-shaped tang which carries the tongue. The spacing of the kerfs matches a cross sectional dimension of the lowermost hollow portion of the post allowing a first foot portion of the post to fit inside of the base. The flexible tang and tongue pivot, when urged by application of an impulsive force, to allow insertion of the first foot portion into the base, while the adjacent second foot portion is outside of the base. The base and post are disassembled also by application of an impulsive force, providing a knock down structure for shipping and storage. A pair of similar stanchions will support a fence segment to form a jump wing. A pair of jump wings will support a jump bar for horse jumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Owen E. Thoman
  • Patent number: 6126147
    Abstract: The preset invention is a fence post apparatus. The fence post apparatus has an upright member and support member. The support member includes a support post and a support auger. The support post is coupled to the upright member and the support auger is adjustably coupled to the support post such that the position of the support auger with respect to the support post may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Geotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad F. Fingerson, Gerhard Ray Hylland, Lawrence Lester Lange
  • Patent number: 5988598
    Abstract: A breakaway guardrail post includes upper and lower post sections spaced apart but connected by a breakaway joint. The joint is attached at one end to the upper post by a first fastener set and connected at a second end by a second fastener set. The first fastener set has a failure strength less than that of the second fastener set. Upon impact forces being applied to the upper post section, the first fastener fails and the upper post section rotates downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Safety By Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean L. Sicking, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde
  • Patent number: 5960601
    Abstract: A post support frame is provided comprising brackets, a top plate, and a bottom plate. In one embodiment, the brackets are identical and generally H-shaped. The crossbar of the H includes a slot substantially perpendicular to the crossbar, and the ends of the legs of the H each have a tab. Each leg also includes a part which tapers inward toward the adjacent leg. The top plate includes a series of notches around its periphery, which accommodate the tabs at the ends of the bracket legs. The bottom plate includes two sets of holes therethrough. One set of holes accommodates the tabs at the ends of the bracket legs, while the other is used for attaching the completed post support frame to a flat surface.The support frame is assembled by interengaging the slots of the brackets. The interengaged brackets are coupled with the bottom and top plates by fitting the tabs at the ends of the brackets into one set of the holes in the bottom plate and the notches in the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: C & C Concerns, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig R. Offutt
  • Patent number: 5860636
    Abstract: The invention provides an elongate member (10) usable inter alia as a fence post, formed to constant cross section by a suitable sheet metal roll forming process, the member when viewed in cross section having three arm sections (15, 16, 17) each of double sheet metal thickness radiating from a junction (18), two of the arm sections (15, 16) at their outer edges remote from the junction having their two sheet sections joined through an integral arcuate or other box-section formation (19, 20), while the third arm section (17) has a like formation (21) in which the free terminal edge (11) of one sheet section is contained within a terminal roll (22) of the other sheet section. When used as a fence post, apertures (14) may be provided along one arm section to receive wire, while the normally lower end (13) is pointed to facilitate driving into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Tristar Fencing Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Ernest John Duncan, Daniel John Boissevain
  • Patent number: 5853167
    Abstract: A decorative cover for posts includes a collar portion which is configured to cover attachment devices and the like to provide a more aesthetically pleasing termination for the post. A cap portion can be provided which engages the collar to cover the end of the post. Preferably, the collar and cap portion can both be attached to the post without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Kroy Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron West, John Forbis
  • Patent number: 5820497
    Abstract: A system to releasably anchor a post at a predetermined location on a playing surface comprising a hollow, upright post to be releasably anchored at the predetermined location on the playing surface having a bottom on the playing surface and a top remote from the bottom and the playing surface; a hollow, frustoconical member disposed within the hollow, upright post adjacent the bottom to anchor the hollow, upright post to the predetermined location on the playing surface and to enable a quick release of the hollow, upright post when forceful contact is made with the hollow, upright post; and an arrangement connected between an interior of the hollow, frustoconical member and the playing surface to secure the hollow, frustoconical member to the predetermined location on the playing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Roberto Pena
  • Patent number: 5775037
    Abstract: Ground anchors of the type which are attached to cables and rods and driven into the ground and tilted transversely by tensioning the cable. A ground anchor comprising a body portion having a generally triangular cross-section extending substantially along its length having generally concave sides and a continuous convex lower surface from one edge of the body portion where the sides and lower surface meet to an opposite edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Platipus Anchors Limited
    Inventor: Charles Simon James
  • Patent number: 5697600
    Abstract: The present invention is a fence post apparatus. The fence post apparatus has an upright member and support member. The support member includes a support post and a support auger. The support post is coupled to the upright member and the support auger is adjustably coupled to the support post such that the position of the support auger with respect to the support post may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Geotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad F. Fingerson, Gerhard Ray Hylland, Lawrence Lester Lange
  • Patent number: 5680733
    Abstract: In outdoor equipment having at least one supporting body (S) for mounting the outdoor equipment body thereon and for fixing the same to the surface of the ground, a floor or wall, it is characterized in that the supporting body (S) is composed of a plurality of body plates (1) which have been machined beforehand in given shapes, and mounting plates (3) which are fixed to the body plates (1) by way of bolts (4) and to the outdoor equipment body, the wall or the ground. As a result, it is possible to provide outdoor equipment which is improved in the problems of maintenance, manufacturing labor, product accuracy, moving and exchanging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: A and E Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Motoi Mitani
  • 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: 5671584
    Abstract: A retaining wall for remote environments such as wilderness trails utilizes an "H-beam" post member having first and second elongate, vertical plates joined in a spaced, generally parallel relationship by first and second vertical brace portions, so that the cross-section of the resultant construction yields a central cavity between a pair of open web or channel portions. For installation, a stake member (e.g., a segment of rebar or similar material) is driven into the ground, and the central cavity of the H-beam post is placed over the rebar, so that the rebar engages the central cavity and supports the H-beam post. Additional H-beam posts are installed at spaced intervals along the line of the intended retaining wall. Boards, planks or other elongate, sectional materials are inserted into the open webs between adjacent H-beam posts, and are successively stacked to create a wall. Anchors are installed from the H-beam post into the soil or rock for stability. Finally, a cap can be placed on the boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Inventor: John F. Mueller
  • Patent number: 5655755
    Abstract: A stanchion for removable installation of guard rails for use in construction, crowd control, and like situations wherein removable barriers are required. The stanchion includes paired engageable collars which may be rotated and axially slid on the stanchion post, and brackets or other devices for attaching rails to the collars. To orient rails in a desired direction, the collars are disengaged, rotated so the brackets are directed as desired, and then reengaged to lock the collars in the desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventor: George Donald Brandt
  • Patent number: 5645271
    Abstract: An adjustable fence post apparatus for rigid metal, e.g., wrought iron, fences comprises a rigid metal post having fixed to its lower end a base plate for detachably mounting the post to a mounting pad. A first pair of spaced apart upper and lower rails are detachably attached to a first side region of the post and a second pair of spaced apart upper and lower rails are detachably attached to a second side region of the post. The post comprises telescoping inner and outer metal sleeves which enable the first and second pairs of upper and lower fence rails to be attached to the post at different elevations and at different horizontal angles relative to one another and enables the elevation of the fence rails to be adjusted relative to the post mounting pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Marcos D. Nunez
  • Patent number: 5636482
    Abstract: The invention constitutes an apparatus and method for inexpensively, repairing wooden fences which fence posts have rotted or failed. The apparatus comprises segment of 90 degree angle iron or angle aluminum or similarly tough angle hardware, which is generally comprised of two flanges joined along a common edge. The flanges have a plurality of holes drilled or punched in the flanges for bolting the flange to a wooden fence post. The lower end of the angle hardware is pointed or sharpened or both pointed and sharpened to facilitate the angle hardware being driven into the ground or partially cleaned out fence post cavity in a concrete fence post base. The hardware may be used to support a new fence post by either setting the hardware piece in the ground by driving or hammering it in to the ground or it may be set in cement and then have a fence post attached to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: James E. Klager
  • Patent number: 5626331
    Abstract: A spindle or baluster for use in a fence or deck railing which comprises a plastic outer shell having a first end section, a second end section opposite the first end section, and a middle section intermediate the first and second end sections. An elongate metal reinforcing element is positioned within the outer shell and extends from the first end section to the second end section. A rigid plastic foam is disposed within at least a portion of the first and second end sections and substantially surrounds portions of the metal reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Erwin Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Erwin
  • Patent number: 5617697
    Abstract: A composite deck post for use with a wood joist of a wood deck and for attachment thereto with at least one fastener. The composite deck post comprises an elongate, hollow extruded plastic shell which is rectangular in cross-section and has an upper end and a lower end. The shell has a rectangular notch formed therein adjacent the lower end for receiving a wood joist of a deck. An elongate tubular metal stiffening member is positioned within the plastic shell and is rigidly secured thereto generally adjacent the upper end of the plastic shell. The plastic shell and the metal stiffening member each have at least one mounting hole co-aligned with each other for mounting the composite deck post to the wood joist with a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Erwin Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Erwin
  • Patent number: 5613664
    Abstract: A section of a fence made of plastic, concrete, and steel reinforcement is disclosed. The section includes two posts. Each post has a hollow portion that is filled with concrete and steel reinforcement. The section further includes rails fastened between the two posts, wherein each of the rails has a hollow portion filled with concrete and steel reinforcement. Each of the rails is fastened between the two posts using a pin for each post. A number of pickets are fastened between the rails. Each of the pickets has a hollow portion filled with concrete and steel reinforcement, and the steel reinforcement in each picket extends along the length of the picket and into each of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Inventor: John Svalbe
  • Patent number: 5593143
    Abstract: A universal post connector is disclosed for interconnecting fence posts and braces either of which may be a pipe post or tee post at any horizontal or vertical angle and at any position along the length of each. The universal connector is also adaptable to tee posts and pipe posts of all standard cross-sectional sizes. The preferred embodiment includes a pair of sleeves and a pair of collars to interconnect two tee posts. At least one sleeve is slipped onto each tee post and fastened thereto at any position along the length of the tee post using a fastening device. A collar encircles each sleeve and is clamped at any position along the length of the sleeve. A coupler pivotally interconnects the collars and locks the collars at variable angles with respect to each other. In the case where a pipe post is used in place of a tee post, the collar can be directly clamped to the pipe post without using a sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Inventor: James A. Ferrarin
  • Patent number: 5494261
    Abstract: An economical metal fence includes a lateral channel frame structure and corrugated panels that fit together without requiring fasteners. The lateral channel structures firmly engage the corrugated panels for support, while the lateral channel structures are held within vertical channels with very few fasteners. The lateral channel structures and associated corrugated panels do not bottom out laterally against the vertical channels. In this manner, the spacing between fence posts is not critical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Gandara Systems
    Inventor: Enrique P. Gandara
  • Patent number: 5492429
    Abstract: A device for use in erecting a post. The device comprises a tubular body intended for installation in the ground, e.g. in concrete within a hole, and a deformable collar for tightly retaining a post adapted to interengage with the tubular body in tight engagement. The collar is slightly deformed so as to receive the post and retain it in place. However, with appropriate equipment the post can be readily removed and replaced, for example, if accidentally damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Poletech Systems Limited
    Inventor: David R. M. Hodges
  • Patent number: 5428927
    Abstract: An anchor device for a fence post having an extending leg with an opening near the base end thereof. The anchor device includes an elongated anchor having a longitudinal slot therein to receive a portion of the post leg. A pin engages the anchor and passes through the leg opening transverse to the anchor and slot, the anchor being pivotal about the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Inventors: Leamon Webb, Quinton Webb, Ralph Moses
  • Patent number: 5359827
    Abstract: The invention is a support and retainer fixture for hollow fence posts. Angle irons extending up from a bottom plate are oriented with their corners on the inside of the structure and their legs pointed outward. The top ends of the angle irons are cut at a slope with the inside edges being lower than the outside edges. A top plate with a center hole has edges which are bent upward to match the angles formed on the ends of the angle irons and is held in place by a center threaded stud. When a hollow post is slipped down over the assembly and a nut tightened down onto the top plate, the top plate's edges force the top ends of the angle irons out toward the inside surface of the hollow post, locking it in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignees: M. Dorothy Gehman, N. James Gehman
    Inventor: N. James Gehman
  • Patent number: 5332196
    Abstract: A fence post end cap is attached to the top of a hollow cylindrical fence post. The end cap has a plurality of different-sized bores which are capable of supporting lawn decorations or accessory items. The items that can be supported by the end cap include but are not limited to a flagpole, a birdhouse, a planter, or even a hook for a coiled garden hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Inventor: Richard P. Wright
  • 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: 5230187
    Abstract: A stake (10, 80) is provided which can be used for edging gardens and lawns or for the formation of forms for concrete foundations and slabs. The stake (10, 80) is moulded from a synthetic plastic material and comprises a leading end (12) which is tapered for penetrating the ground and a trailing end (14) which is provided with a beam-receiving formation (16) thereon for receiving a beam therein. The beam receiving formation comprises at least one pair of planar side members (18, 20) which are spaced from one another. A plurality of the stakes can be provided as a garden edging kit or a concrete formwork kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Inventor: Lyall V. Reimann
  • 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: 5149060
    Abstract: Apparatus and method of fabrication for a fence post or column comprising a multiplicity of ornamental sections configured to assemble about an elongated, central support member such as steel tubing or the like to form a single simulated wrought iron ornamental fence post, column or the like. The present invention teaches welded, adhesive, and frictional means of joining the ornamental sections to the support member. The system of the present invention allows the user to configure the post or column in a multitude of arrangements, and is adaptable to various length support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Roger T. Boes
  • 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: 5110094
    Abstract: A B-shaped structural member including a linearly extending back-wall section running substantially the entire length of the member, a first sidewall section and a second sidewall section, each sidewall section being integrally formed with and extending from a respective side of the back-wall section, a first front-wall section and a second front-wall section, each front-wall section integrally formed with the extending from respective sidewall sections, first and second inwardly turned flange sections integrally formed with and extending from respective front-wall sections, and a linearly extending slot defined intermediate the inwardly turned flanges. The ends of the inwardly turned flange sections provide engagement surfaces to grippingly receive a fastener which is inserted into the slot. The engagement surfaces of the inwardly turned flanges are configured to permit easy insertion of the fastener but to retard the disengagement of the fastener from the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: PPA Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: George D. Kruse
  • Patent number: 5011107
    Abstract: An apparatus including a rigid shaft and terminating at a lower pointed end, with a mounting head integrally formed and aligned with an upper terminal end of the shaft. The mounting head includes a plurality of spaced parallel plates formed with apertures therethrough to receive fasteners to be directed within a post mounted within the head. The shaft includes a helical web integrally mounted to the shaft adjacent the lower terminal end, and optionally includes a second helical web mounted to the shaft spaced between the mounting head and the first helical web to direct soil upwardly of the shaft interiorly of a ground support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Roger R. Reece
  • Patent number: 4893787
    Abstract: A unitary fence corner post assembly having a brace member welded to medial portions of a main post to extend laterally therefrom and a strut welded between the main post and brace member. The main post, brace member, and strut are constructed of square steel tubing and a steel first stabilization plate is welded to the main post and brace member to extend along the main post from the brace member substantially three-quarters of the distance between the brace member and the lower end of the main post. A notch is formed in the upper edge of the first stabilization plate to extend a distance along the main post and the assembly further includes a second stabilization plate extending through the notch and welded to the main post, the brace member and the first stabilization plate. An end portion of the brace member is downturned and and square anchor plates are welded to the extensive end of the brace member and to the lower end of the main post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Inventor: Terry D. Watson
  • Patent number: 4867421
    Abstract: A triangular fence post is disclosed which includes a longitudinal slot in one side formed by two inturned flanges, the spacing of the slot being less than the width of a fastener, the inner ends of the inturned flanges being turned towards one another to bite into a fastener driven into the slot. Because of this construction, the clamping action of the flanges and the bite of their inner ends cooperate to securely hold the fastener to the fence post, irrespective of the extent of penetration by the fastener into the slot beyond the flange ends. This arrangement enables any of various types of fasteners to securely hold any gauge of wire or wires in any desired state of tension, or even to hold boards if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Kenneth O. Vernon
  • Patent number: 4858891
    Abstract: Device and method of fabrication for producing authentic appearing reproductions of fence posts or columns of an ornamental nature, such as those exemplified in the spanish wrought iron designs of the 18th and 19th century. The present invention relates to an easily installed ornamental fence post or column composed of fiberglass or the like and having a reinforced interior structure of steel or the like, as well as a new and unique method of molding these structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Inventor: Roger T. Boes
  • Patent number: 4795137
    Abstract: This device relates to tubular fence posts having a plurality of triangularly flanged fins, radially disposed about the lower portion of the post. The triangular flanges substantively extend below a planar terminal end of the post such that triangular tip extensions are formed thereby. The tip extensions are disposed horizontally below the planar terminal end of the post. The upper edge of the triangular flanges extend longitudinally up the post to a point substantively consisting of a ratio 2:5 of the length of post above the upper edge of the triangular flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: Samuel Witt
  • Patent number: 4646489
    Abstract: This fence post bottom repair device is designed to save old fence posts and also be employed on a new fence post when installed, so as to prevent its rotting in the soil. Primarily, it consists of a hollow square configurated body having a pair of leg portions at the top that are fastened to the sides of the bottom portion of a fence post by suitable fasteners, and a spacer plate is also provided to insures a tight fit of the body to the post when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventors: Duane D. Feller, Richard P. Shaug
  • Patent number: 4619440
    Abstract: A wire fence has a hollow elongated stake for supporting a horizontal wire. The stake has vertical rows of perforations for receiving wire fasteners. The perforations are positioned between two vertical planes tangent to vertical extending edges of the stake, the planes being parallel to the wire. The fastener has a loop for insertion into the perforation, a wire support section extending outwardly through the vertical planes, and a free end at the end of the wire support section, which is bent back toward the loop portion so that the wire is held in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Inventors: Patrick D. Thevenin, Bernard C. Gissinger, Stephane J. Thevenin
  • Patent number: 4576508
    Abstract: A bollard type trafficway barrier for arresting vehicles, comprised of a cast in place foundation and a mounting frame replaceable therein to carry a lift means for the bollard that is directionally oriented with respect to traffic so as to withstand great impacts, and with access for replacement of the bollard, extension and retraction being instantaneous by impact resistant fluid power and controls, the installation being flush with the grade when retracted and the bollard being remotely controlled for above grade extension and retraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Inventor: Harry D. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 4542885
    Abstract: This metal fence post is designed to receive wooden fence rails, and will support them within its openings, until the installer is ready to fasten the rails securely in place. Primarily, it consists of a metal channel, having side openings at various levels, for freely receiving fence rails. It further includes openings in its flanges, for receiving screws to fasten the rails therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Inventor: Thomas E. Rossiter
  • Patent number: 4386762
    Abstract: A low-cost fence is essentially free from ground rot. The novel fence post of this invention capitalizes on the structural rigidity of rectangular tubular members. The fence post has a concrete reinforcing rod projecting downwardly into concrete from the tubular member and small-dimensioned lumber bolted to the tubular member and extending upwardly from the other end. This fence post makes it easy to construct a variety of fences, all of which reduce toenailing and nail bracketing by using spanning rails. Long rails span fence posts in a staggered pattern, thereby gaining additional cantilever strength while reducing the number of posts required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Inventor: Jake Collins
  • Patent number: 4364546
    Abstract: A modular fencing assembly comprising a plurality of posts retained in position at spaced intervals by a foundation, lower channels removably attachable to and extending between adjacent pairs of posts and adapted to engage a fencing panel, upper channels removably attachable to and extending between adjacent pairs of posts and adapted to engage a fencing panel, and fencing panels extending between and retained in position by the upper and lower channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Inventors: Oscar Lyman, Ralph Tiegel
  • Patent number: 4240615
    Abstract: A fence post comprising male and female members. Each member has a circumferential transverse shape of a portion of a plane geometric figure. A key on the male member is slidingly interlocked with a keyway on the female member to connect the members together. Fence rails are attached together via the fence post, and one of the fence post members can be inverted to alter the orientation of fence rails with respect to each other. Zig-zag fence configurations can thus be defined as easily as straight line fence configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Assignee: Dura-Bilt Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond W. Sickler
  • Patent number: 4119302
    Abstract: The invention comprises the combination of a metal post and staple means for securing an object to the post. The object is preferably a wire barrier, such as a barbed wire, although it may take the form of a roadside sign or highway marker. The post has a Vee cross-section and a metal staple is driven into the Vee to interengage with post surfaces at the opening into the Vee. A portion of the secured object is contained within the bight portion of the staple, and in the case of a wire, the latter extends through the bight portion of the staple and is held securely to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Inventors: Philip A. Moroco, Gaylord T. Brow
  • Patent number: 4096662
    Abstract: A plant stake is disclosed comprising a telescoping post supported on legs that swing pivotally from the base of the post into engagement with the ground. Ground anchor members are provided at the end of the legs for securing the post in a position such that the post may be aligned vertically by adjustment of the legs. A basket is suspended from beneath the post, the basket being used to support or grow tuberous plants. The basket is hoisted from a level slightly below ground level up to the base of the post by means of a hoist such as a threaded shaft having a rotatable flange thereon on which the basket may be secured, the threaded shaft threadably engaging either the flange or the post along the longitudinal axis of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Inventor: Joseph Anderson
  • Patent number: 4058882
    Abstract: A metal fence post having an irregular polygon shape which is strong and resists bending and twisting better than posts made of the same gauge metal but of other construction. The method of making the fence post and the manner in which fence wires are tied thereto in order to construct an extra strong fence are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Assignee: Tioga Air Heaters, Co.
    Inventor: Ernest R. Muckelrath