Rigid Angle Patents (Class 403/403)
  • Patent number: 10900599
    Abstract: A quick connector coupling comprises a collar port having a passage and a collar, a connector to be coupled to the collar port and comprising a tube portion to be received in the passage, a flange on the tube portion, a sealing ring received in a groove on the tube portion, and a locking clip for engaging the collar and an engagement surface of the connector to lock the connector against axial movement. With the connector in a mounted state, the flange has extensions extending along the tube portion beyond the collar, the extensions carry a terminal ring with a surface facing the flange forming the engagement surface spaced from the collar, the clip arranged to lock the connector on the collar port against axial movement, and the groove is axially formed on the tube portion such that the groove is closer to the flange than the engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KA Group AG
    Inventors: Karlus Daoud, Laurentius Andreas Gerardus Mentink
  • Patent number: 10851536
    Abstract: A balcony includes a balcony assembly and a structural post and outrigger system. The structural posts provide structural support for buildings and include the outriggers that extend substantially perpendicularly from the structural posts to a location where the balcony assembly will be installed. The outriggers include a tube or beam and an end plate on an end of the beam distal from the structural post. The balcony assembly includes at least one long beam, a platform, and a locking mechanism on an end of the long beam. The locking mechanism includes a channel for receiving and securing the end plate of the outrigger. The balcony assembly is secured to the outrigger using fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PATCO, LLC
    Inventors: John Louis Vanker, Michael Lastowski
  • Patent number: 10641303
    Abstract: The connector assembly includes a fitting with a first mounting portion having two opposing surfaces and mounting hole(s) extending between the two surfaces for connecting with a first member. A second mounting portion extends angled with respect to the first mounting portion and has two opposing surfaces and mounting hole(s) extending between the two for connecting with a second member. A joint portion integrally connects the first and second mounting portions. One or more washers each have opposing upper and lower surfaces and at least one hole extending between the two surfaces, each receiving a fastener for attaching the second mounting portion to the second member. The washer lower surface is disposed on the second mounting portion inner surface such that the washer opening is centered about the at least one mounting hole axis. Each washer is joined to the second mounting portion to form an integral assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, SKF AEROSPACE FRANCE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Florent Fauchery, Anthony Jerome, Richard Schaake, Yves Maheo
  • Patent number: 10309112
    Abstract: A system for mounting wall panels to a wall frame or other surface, and methods for assembling and using such a system. The disclosed system may include a plurality of mounting brackets, an adjustable wall panel support mechanism coupled to the mounting brackets, and a wall panel attachment member such as a hook plate. The position and orientation of the wall panel attachment member relative to the mounting brackets may be precisely adjusted, allowing fine adjustments in the position and orientation of a wall panel after the wall panel has been installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Acculign Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: André Duranleau
  • Patent number: 9856640
    Abstract: A gusset connection that allows greater relative movement between connected structural members and simplifies erection in the field. The gusset connection can be a first gusset portion moveably or fixedly connected to a vertical column and a second gusset connection moveably or fixedly connected to a horizontal beam. A diagonal brace is moveably or fixedly connected to the gusset connection. The first and second gusset portions are not directly connected to each other to allow relative movement between the column, beam, and diagonal brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Constantine Shuhaibar
  • Patent number: 9200439
    Abstract: A firewall system includes a wall stud; a wall covering; and an expansion furring. An expansion furring can have a top having first and second top edges; a side, having a side edge, and extending from one of the first and second top edges; and a furring flange, extending from the side edge, and being formed of one or more deformable materials. The furring flange can be attached to the wall stud and to the wall covering with the expansion furring being disposed between the wall stud and furring. The furring flange absorbs, via deformation, at least a portion of movement of the wall stud due to heat-based expansion of the wall stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: John David Egri, II
  • Patent number: 9200459
    Abstract: A vertical wall mount system is provided that is easily installed in a perfectly level and plumb manner and is further cable of being design to be completely waterproof, interchangeable and customizable to include endless additional features. The vertical wall mount system includes two main components: a sub-frame assembly and a panel frame assembly. The sub-frame assembly includes mounting clips for pivotal attachment to a wall frame, such as, a standard 2×4 stud. Horizontal wall rails are mounted on the mounting clips to create the sub-frame assembly. The horizontal wall rails are designed to support a panel assembly on the horizontal wall rails, which may, for example, include a tile panel. The panel assembly includes a panel frame secured to the back side of the panel, which panel assembly is designed to hang on the horizontal wall rails of the sub-frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Richard White
  • Patent number: 9199119
    Abstract: A device and method is described that can easily provide removable exercise bars from the angled portions of a structure and provide a pair of approximately horizontal bars for exercising. The method includes placing an attachment device having a pair of brackets onto co-planar and non-parallel support members. The attachment device brackets include opening for placing, removing, and securing the attachment to the support members. The height of the bars is provided according to the spacing the brackets and the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FITNESS ANYWHERE, LLC
    Inventors: Randal Hetrick, Stephanie Russo
  • Patent number: 9140000
    Abstract: A building construction system is provided having an elongated track (bypass clip track) that overlays a front edge of a concrete slab. The elongated track provides an even flat surface along an uneven concrete slab because the elongated track can be placed at adjustable distances from slab edges that may be uneven. The track is secured to a bracketing structure that has foam inserts that become embedded within the top and/or bottom surface of the concrete slab after the concrete hardens. By attaching the track to these foam inserts instead of the concrete directly, breakage or spalling of the slab edge is reduced. Studs are then attached to a stud attachment plate extending from the track, such that thereafter, a wall or façade may be attached to the track that overlays the uneven slab edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Todd A. Brady
  • Patent number: 9018813
    Abstract: A linear actuator, especially for telescopic lifting columns (7) comprising a reversible electric motor (16) and a transmission (17) located in a box-shaped housing (14). A Linear movable activation element (18), preferably a spindle unit (19-21) connected to the transmission (17) is secured to the housing (14)). The activation element is intended for moving an adjustable element, e.g. a table top in the structure into which the actuator should be incorporated. The housing (14) is equipped with internal reinforcements (32) for strengthening said housing in its longitudinal direction and possibly also in its transverse direction. Thus a linear actuator with sufficient rigidity for use in sitting/standing tables without cross member is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventor: Michael Lindekilde Randløv
  • Patent number: 8998526
    Abstract: A set of profiles for forming complex profiles comprises two profiles, namely a first profile (10) and a second profile (20), adjoining each other and having walls surrounding a main chamber. Each profile (10, 20) of the set has an outer shape which may be inscribed into a triangle, and has an inner wall (12, 22) with a faying face (13, 23) without protruding fragments. The faying faces (13, 23) adjoining each other, after being coated with adhesive enable a joint to be created when the complex profile is discussed, however, in the case of the set of the profiles they are considered to be contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: AIFO Group Zajac Ziecik Stabrawa Spolka jawna
    Inventors: Leszek Stabrawa, Piotr Ziecik, Mateusz Zajac
  • Patent number: 8973330
    Abstract: An expansion bracket absorbs movement of a wall stud to prevent damage to a wall covering attached to the wall stud. The expansion bracket can include a main body having a main body flange, formed of a deformable material, and having a wall stud attachment end configured to attach to the wall stud via a wall stud attachment element. The main body can also have a furring attachment element configured to attach a furring to the main body. When the main body is attached to the wall stud and the furring, and the wall covering is attached to the furring via a wall covering attachment element, the main body flange is configured to absorb, via deformation, at least a portion of the movement of the wall stud due to heat-based expansion of the wall stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: John David Egri, II
  • Patent number: 8973332
    Abstract: Disclosed is a framework connecting device of a prefabricated building structure. Each connection portion of frameworks, which are formed in the shape of a square pipe so as to form columns, rafters or the like, is connected and fixed by front and rear connection pieces and a plurality of bolts and nuts which penetrate the same, wherein, during assembly, the frameworks and the front and rear connection pieces are coupled by indented groves and protrusion portions. Base protrusions of the front and rear connection pieces are supported by the frameworks. One or more support pipes which are respectively connected and fixed by bolts and the nuts are provided between the front and rear connection pieces. Therefore, the assembling work may be readily and easily carried out while the strength of the connection portions is being reinforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Dae young Lee
  • Patent number: 8925227
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a display backplane and an LCD device. The display backplane comprises multiple supporting brackets and a connecting slot, wherein, the connecting slot comprises a sliding slot and a protruding platform, and the protruding platform is sliding held in the sliding slot, and at least two of the brackets can rotate relatively about a first rotation axis perpendicular to the plane of the display backplane. After rotation, the display backplane formed by the brackets is smaller in volume such that it can reduce the volume occupied by the packing and shipping during transportation process of the display backplane in order to reduce the packing and shipping cost during transportation process of the display backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yi-cheng Kuo, Yu-chun Hsiao, Chengwen Que, Pangling Zhang, Dehua Li
  • Patent number: 8915390
    Abstract: A joint for use in making a shipping crate includes a base and a pair of orthogonal channels which extend upwardly from the base and are open from above. Each channel has an inner closed end and an outer open end, and has a width, along a length of the channel between the inner and outer ends, which is greater than the width at the inner and outer ends. The channel is preferably defined by an outer wall, an inner wall, and a pair of reinforcement members located at the inner and outer ends to define the region of smaller width at each end. The reinforcement members are preferably hollow vertical members which are rectangle or square in cross-section and which extend from the inner wall towards the outer wall. Preferably, at their inner ends, the channels share a reinforcement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Groupe Dusogat
    Inventor: Félix Meyer-Horn
  • Publication number: 20140363228
    Abstract: Ladder retaining brackets to attach two ladders together is provided. The ladder retaining brackets may include a base plate and at least two retainer plates forming channels within. The rails of a first ladder and a second ladder are secured within the channels of two retaining brackets. Therefore, the present invention may be used to attach to extendable ladders together to form one extendable A frame ladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Constantine Vassilakos
  • Publication number: 20140348583
    Abstract: The invention relates to a base corner piece for single-handed mounting on a switch cabinet, comprising a supporting portion that can be screwed to a frame profile of the switch cabinet in a mounted position of the base corner piece, and is characterised in that the base corner piece has means for pre-mounting of the base corner piece on the frame profile in the mounted position, comprising means for spatial orientation of the base corner piece in relation to the frame profile and means for releasable latching of the base corner piece to the frame profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Boehme, Heiko Holighaus, Lars Holkenbrink
  • Patent number: 8887468
    Abstract: Panels are shown which are provided with a mechanical locking system allowing perpendicular connection with a snap action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventors: Niclas Håkansson, Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20140318049
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector for hollow portions of profile member(s), comprising two bars connected by a contact pad and intended to be inserted into the free ends of the hollow portions of profile member(s), each bar being provided with anchoring blades arranged so as to engage with the profile member(s) so as to mechanically attach the latter to the connector, and sealing blades arranged so as to engage with the profile member(s) in order to form a damp-proof course in the profile member(s). The invention also relates to a double-pane window, the frame of which consists of hollow portions of profile member(s) connected together by such a connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Jérôme Paquet, Olivier Bizzini
  • Publication number: 20140294500
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a corner connector for hollow profiles, including a base element having a first and a second wall section connected at a right angle and in one piece to each other on one respective lateral edge that forms a connecting edge, a first guide and connection groove extends from a lateral edge that is adjacent and in parallel to the connecting edge, and at least one essentially plate-shaped, rectangular additional element, wherein two guide and connection projections protrude from its inner side complementary to the first guide and connection grooves which can be inserted into the first guide and connection grooves in a direction parallel to the connecting edge and, in the fully inserted position, secure the additional element flush on the base element in order to form a third wall section arranged at a right angle to the first and the second wall section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: C E S CONTROL ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Igor Harry Schaaf, Paul Mazura, Walter Nicolai, Simon Jocham
  • Publication number: 20140241797
    Abstract: A simple engaging device for modular furniture includes a hinge-shaped base located at a joint of two flat pieces of the modular with a stationary plate member attached to one of the flat pieces, a screw nut attached to the other flat piece, and a set screw with a handle engaging with the nut through a locating bore of the movable plate member of the base; the stationary plate member is disposed with the first cylinder sections, and the movable plate member is disposed with the second cylinder sections; the first cylinder sections and the second cylinder sections are lined up axially and positioned alternately with a pin inserted and pivotally joined to the cylinder sections. The two flat pieces are assembled with an angle in between other than the right angle after the nut and the set screw engaging with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: YA YUN YANG
  • Patent number: 8800239
    Abstract: A three-dimensional jacket-plate connector connects at least two members. Each member comprises wide-flanged steel I-beam section. The jacket-plate connector comprises first and second three-dimensional jacket plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: WeiHong Yang
  • Patent number: 8776376
    Abstract: A method of forming paneled corners including the step of providing first and second components. The first components can each have a pair of first legs forming an exterior angle of greater than 180 degrees, and can have a first connector. The second components can each have a pair of second legs forming an interior angle of less than 180, and can have a second connector. The method can further include the steps of choosing an outside corner from an outside corner and an inside corner, selecting one of the first components, placing the one first component over the outside corner, securing the one first component, placing panels on the first legs, selecting one of the second components, pushing the one second component onto the one first selected component to engage their respective second and first connectors, thereby capturing the edges of the two panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Williams
  • Patent number: 8690472
    Abstract: A method of joining a first component to a second component, the method comprising preparing the first component by forming an array of elongate projections on a bond surface of the component, each projection having a centerline, a tip, and a base. The centerline at the tip of each projection is oriented at an angle with respect to the normal to the bond surface at its base, and the angular orientation of the tip centerlines varies across the array of projections. Next, the first component and a flexible layer are brought together so as to embed the projections in the flexible layer before hardening the flexible layer to form the second component. Also, a joint so formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Meyer, Daniel Johns
  • Patent number: 8672281
    Abstract: A rod hanger for securing a rod to a substrate includes a mounting portion configured for engaging the substrate, a rod receiving portion configured for receiving the rod and a connecting element configured for vertically displacing the mounting portion and the rod receiving portion. In addition, at least one anti-rotation element configured for engaging the substrate is provided on the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, Donald Buytaert, Michael S. Popovich
  • Patent number: 8636437
    Abstract: A corner member for a window screen for joining framing members together at the corners, the corner member having a central body, first and second legs extending outwardly therefrom, a recess formed in the central body portion, and a plurality of resilient retaining members placed in the recess, each resilient retaining member having first and second retaining tabs which extend outwardly and which are designed to retain the screen in the window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Gerard Therrien
  • Patent number: 8616801
    Abstract: A gusset (40A-G) between two CMC walls (26, 28) has fibers (23) oriented to provide anisotropic strengthening of the wall intersection (34). The fibers (23) may be oriented diagonally to oppose in tension a wall-spreading moment of the walls (26, 28) about the intersection (34). Interlocking features (46, 48, 52, 56, 58) may be provided on the gusset to improve load sharing between the gusset and the walls. The gusset may have one or more diagonal edges (50, 51) that contact matching edges of a slot (42, 42D, 43D) to oppose wall-spreading (M1) and wall-closing (M2) bending of the walls (26, 28). The gusset may be installed in the slot after preparing the gusset and the walls to different temperatures. Then the assembly may be final-fired to produce differential shrinkage that causes compression of the gusset or the wall intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Morrison, John V. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8596902
    Abstract: A building connecting apparatus for receiving structural members including frames and panels. The apparatus includes a main body having a central opening for receiving an extension member attached to a slot plate. Receiving plates can be coupled to the apparatus for receiving the structural members with the extension member capable of guiding and aligning the structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Contracting, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Mogar, Todd N. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130236245
    Abstract: The utility model provides a frame assembly base for frame structures, being characterized in that, a longitudinal beam and a transverse beam, the transverse beam and an intermediate beam, the intermediate beam and a transverse reinforcing beam, and the longitudinal beam and the transverse reinforcing beam are all connected by bolts, and connecting blocks are provided at connections between the longitudinal beam and the transverse beam and between the longitudinal beam and the transverse reinforcing beam. In the present utility model, bolt connections are used throughout the base, and connecting blocks are provided at the connections between the longitudinal beam and the transverse beam and between the longitudinal beam and the transverse reinforcing beam, so that frame widths can be adjusted to be adapted to assembling of frames having different widths by adjusting widths of the connecting blocks, thereby saving manufacturing costs of tooling, reducing difficulties of tooling storage and management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: CHANGCHUN RAILWAY VEHICLES CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Chuanying Yu
  • Patent number: 8511929
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting a trailer/dolly air brake system module onto a mounting surface of a trailer/dolly using a mounting element. More particularly, a trailer/dolly air brake system module is mounted to an I-beam or C-channel of the trailer/dolly via welding methods, fasteners, or clamps. This allows the trailer/dolly air brake system module to be easily removable and replaceable, minimizing trailer/dolly down time as well as diagnostic troubleshooting/repair time. More particularly, the system module is for a trailer/dolly air brake system module. The method allows for continued use of a trailer/dolly vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Haldex Brake Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Raye, Jerry J. Donovan, James L. Greene
  • Publication number: 20130180099
    Abstract: There is provided in a preferred embodiment of the present invention a connector system and method of assembly comprising a frame and a plurality of legs that are combined to form a table. The frame includes a plurality of side members having an open interior and a plurality of corner members that are positioned in the interior of the side members. A plurality of bolts is positioned through the frame and into the legs to secure the frame to the legs and form a table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Issac Weaker, Matthew A. Sommerfield
  • Publication number: 20130156500
    Abstract: A corner bracket. The corner bracket includes a bottom edge and an outside edge, where the outside edge includes a bend. The corner bracket also includes an inside edge, where the inside edge includes a bend. The angle of the bend in the outside edge is the same as the angle of the bend in the inside edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Grossman
  • Patent number: 8403586
    Abstract: A determinant assembly feature for a joint assembly and a method of assembly therefor. The joint assembly includes a structure and a web connected thereto. The structure includes a base, a pair of legs extending from the base to define a channel, and one or more location control receiving elements in either leg. The web includes a thickness control element and one or more location control elements correspondingly matched to the location control receiving elements. The method includes providing a structure comprising a base, a pair of legs extending from the base to define a channel and one or more location control receiving elements in either leg; providing a web comprising one or more location control elements and a thickness control element; and inserting the web into the structure, wherein the one or more location control elements is correspondingly matched to the one or more location control receiving elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Wood, Michael P. Renieri, Thomas R. Berkel
  • Patent number: 8403585
    Abstract: A miter joint bracket and method of using comprised of a base-plate having an oblate-hexagonal shape, a flat-roofed dome rising vertically from the base-plate, apertures drilled into the dome's flat roof to accommodate fasteners drilled or nailed through the apertures and into both sides of the miter joint of the frame to which the bracket is attached. The upper edges of the miter joint are drawn up into the space underneath the dome which pulls the upper edges slightly apart but forces the lower edges of the miter joint closer together thereby creating a tighter and more aesthetically appealing joint on the view-side of the shutter or frame to which the bracket is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: Ralph Anthony Falconer, Scott Allen Falconer
  • Patent number: 8365484
    Abstract: A steel structural member is secured to a vertical cast concrete member or wall by a connector system including a fabricated steel receiver embedded within the wall. Embedded anchors are attached to the receiver which has upper and lower front wall portions flush with the concrete wall and define a front opening. A support bracket has a horizontal plate attached to the beam and a vertical plate which fits through the front opening within the receiver. The bracket is attached to the beam which is then elevated, and the vertical plate is inserted through the opening into the receiver. The beam and vertical plate are then shifted downwardly until opposite upper and lower edge portions of the vertical plate are blocked by the front wall portions of the receiver. In the illustrated embodiment, the front opening and vertical plate are generally rectangular with the opening wider than the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Foley Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. Foley
  • Patent number: 8272806
    Abstract: Described is a building connecting apparatus for receiving structural members including frames and panels. The apparatus includes a main body having a central opening for receiving an extension member attached to a slot plate. Receiving plates can be coupled to the apparatus for receiving the structural members with the extension member capable of guiding and aligning the structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Contracting, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Mogar, Todd N. Miller
  • Patent number: 8261501
    Abstract: A connector for connecting an outer plate of side panels and an outer corner post of a container body comprises a connecting plate for connecting the outer plate and the outer corner post of the container body and a cover plate. The connecting plate is perpendicularly provided with a strengthening stop plate at an inner side of a middle portion thereof and a stop groove for receiving the outer plate at an outer side of the middle portion thereof, and provided with a seat plate parallel to a base plate of the stop groove at an end thereof connecting the outer corner post. Two clipping strips are symmetrically provided on opposite sides of the seat plate and the base plate of the stop groove. The cover plate is provided with two elastic clipping strips which respectively engage with the two clipping strips and have a hook-shape cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd.
    Inventors: Tianhua Huang, Robert Wang, Ryan Xu, Jack Zhang
  • Patent number: 8209925
    Abstract: A steel structural member such as a joist or beam is secured to a vertical cast concrete by a connector system including a fabricated steel receiver embedded within the wall. Embedded anchors are attached to the receiver which has front wall portions flush with the concrete wall and define a front opening. A support bracket has an attachment plate secured to the beam and a vertical plate which fits through the front opening within the receiver. The bracket is attached to the beam which is then elevated, and the vertical plate is inserted through the opening into the receiver. The beam and vertical plate are then shifted until opposite edge portions of the vertical plate are blocked by the front wall portions of the receiver. In the illustrated embodiments, the front opening and vertical plate are generally triangular, and the support bracket has a vertical or horizontal attachment plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Foley Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. Foley
  • Patent number: 8209924
    Abstract: A steel structural member such as a joist or beam is secured to a vertical cast concrete member or wall by a connector system including a fabricated steel receiver embedded within the wall. Embedded anchors are attached to the receiver which has front wall portions flush with the concrete wall and define a front opening. A support bracket has a horizontal plate attached to the beam and a vertical plate which fits through the front opening within the receiver. The bracket is attached to the beam which is then elevated, and the vertical plate is inserted through the opening into the receiver. The beam and vertical plate are then shifted until opposite edge portions of the vertical plate are blocked by the front wall portions of the receiver. In the illustrated embodiment, the front opening and vertical plate are generally triangular, and the support bracket has a welded reinforcing gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Foley Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. Foley
  • Publication number: 20120073530
    Abstract: An arrangement for coupling two components of an internal combustion engine that are arranged movable relative to each other is provided, in particular, for switching multi-stage valve drives, with at least one coupling element (1) arranged to be movable in one of the components for coupling with the other component to be coupled. Here, at the contact point between the coupling element (1) and the component to be coupled, a force acting on the coupling element (1) during coupling is introduced at an angle relative to the coupling direction (2) of the coupling element (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Nitz, Stefan Gemein, Joachim Krause
  • Publication number: 20120017513
    Abstract: A brace includes a first body configured and disposed to secure ends of adjacent structural members together, the brace having a substantially triangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan P. LEHMANN, Richard A. REGGIO
  • Patent number: 8061088
    Abstract: The invention provides tie guides for affixing trusses and rafters and other cross members to the supporting walls of a building. The tie guide includes a longitudinal base plate with a horizontal component and a vertical component. Fixing members are transverse to the base plate, and are supported by triangular flanges extending in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Walker
  • Patent number: 8028384
    Abstract: A burial vault base assembly. The assembly includes a front piece, back piece, and first and second side pieces that are connected to one another at a plurality of joints using C-shaped connectors. These pieces form an exterior shell around an interior piece wherein concrete is poured therebetween to form a burial vault base wherein the C-shaped connectors prevent the concrete from breaking at the joints and protruding at the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Wilbert Funeral Services Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Norder, David Becker, Gabor Gondocs, Mike Pazar
  • Patent number: 8025071
    Abstract: Bases are disclosed that comprise a projecting portion designed to receive over it the hollow end of a pole or other elongate member, which may form part of a structure such as a pavilion or umbrella. The projecting portion of the base comprises wedges that move in response to the end of the pole moving over the projecting portion and in so moving, the wedges increase the effective cross section of the projecting portion to engage the inner surface of the end of the pole and to thereby stabilize the structure on a support surface, such as the ground. Braces are also disclosed that pull together adjacent poles of a pavilion to make the structure more rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Oliver Joen-an Ma
  • Patent number: 8011849
    Abstract: A corner connector device has outside and inside connector components each having a length. The outside component has first and second legs integrally connected along a lengthwise seam. The outside connecter component has an outside connector that extends lengthwise along the seam and projects from an outside surface. The inside connector component has third and fourth legs integrally connected along a lengthwise seam. The inside connector component has an inside connector that extends along the seam and projects from an inside surface. The inside and outside connectors can be lengthwise connected to and disconnected from one another with surfaces of the connector components spaced a distance from one another. Panels meeting at a corner can be captured between the spaced surfaces of the two connector components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas Williams
  • Publication number: 20110180350
    Abstract: A scaffold system and method having a hollow horizontal member with an internal wedge head at each end thereof, and internal wedge assembly with an external handle, and a vertical member having affixed in coaxial alignment therewith at least one grid patterned rosette. Each internal wedge head at the end of the horizontal member is configured to couple to the grid patterned rosette coupled to the vertical member substantially simultaneously using the wedge assembly mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Steve Howard Thacker
  • Patent number: 7914223
    Abstract: A determinant assembly feature for a joint assembly and a method of assembly therefor. The joint assembly includes a structure and a web connected thereto. The structure includes a base, a pair of legs extending from the base to define a channel, and one or more location control receiving elements in either leg. The web includes a thickness control element and one or more location control elements correspondingly matched to the location control receiving elements. The method includes providing a structure comprising a base, a pair of legs extending from the base to define a channel and one or more location control receiving elements in either leg; providing a web comprising one or more location control elements and a thickness control element; and inserting the web into the structure, wherein the one or more location control elements is correspondingly matched to the one or more location control receiving elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Wood, Michael P. Renieri, Thomas R. Berkel
  • Patent number: 7913472
    Abstract: An improved connector formed with a seat member that is stiffened by first and second reinforcing flanges that extend around first and second corners at either end of a third edge of the seat member, the first and second reinforcing flanges being connected to the third edge and to first and second edges that intersect with the third edge, the fist and second edges also having side members connected to the seat member. When used as a hanger, the connector includes a seat member, first and second backwall members which are connected to the supporting girder and first and second side members connected to the supported trusses. A flange member integrally connected to the seat provides further connection when a jack truss is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Troth, Jin-Jie Lin, Jacinta Pister
  • Patent number: 7857550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection profile (10) with a constant cross-sectional shape for joining bulkheads to beam elements. The connection profile (10) comprises a center strip (12), on which a receiving profile (16) for connecting to the beam element (102) as well as a joining profile (14) for joining a lock element of the sheet pile are formed. The joining profile (14), when viewing its cross-section, comprises a straight transition section (18), which protrudes from the center strip (12) at least approximately at a right angle and which transitions into a semicircular hook section (20) pointing in the direction of the flat side. An end section (22) follows the hook section so that the transition section (18), the hook section (20) and the end section (22), together with the flat side of the center strip (12), form a receiving channel (24), which is open toward one side, for receiving the lock element of the sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Heindl, Georg Wall, Rob R. Wendt
  • Patent number: 7806620
    Abstract: Corner joint, in particular a corner joint (1) for cabinetwork which is made of hollow molds (2-3), whereby this corner joint (1) has at least one infeed corner piece (4) with two infeed parts (5-6) extending at an angle which extend in the respective far ends of the molds (2-3) to be joined, characterized in that it is provided with supplementary features which increase the resistance of this corner joint (1) and thus of the mitre as a whole against deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Alain Brochez