Wraparound Patents (Class 410/97)
  • Patent number: 11077705
    Abstract: A clip capable of magnetic attachment to a paintbrush or to a steel paint roller mesh tray. It has a hook arm extending from the body of the clip that enables a hanging attachment to a plethora of different sized paint cans and at different vertical angles. The clip may be used with continued attachment to the paintbrush where the paintbrush is hung on the paint can when necessary by the hook arm. It may also be used with continued attachment to a steel paint roller mesh tray and the paintbrush is magnetically affixed on the tray when necessary. A ferromagnetic backing cup may be used to direct the bulk of the magnetic flux to either side of the clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 11059424
    Abstract: A package stabilizing device for use in transporting a package in a vehicle includes a bracket assembly that is configured to couple to an element of a vehicle so that an arm of the bracket assembly extends into an interior space of the vehicle. A sling is coupled to and extends from a distal limit of the arm. The sling is configured to position a package so that the package is suspended within the interior space. The sling is configured to swing within the interior space to diminish forces that are applied to contents of the package as the vehicle traverses an uneven surface, accelerates, brakes, and turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Rick Hatfield
  • Patent number: 10882440
    Abstract: A strap securement apparatus for a refrigeration unit of a refrigerated semi-trailer. The apparatus includes: a curbside vertical strap, a roadside vertical strap, and a horizontal strap having connectors at each strap end configured to attach to the refrigeration unit or the front wall of the semi-trailer, also including curbside and roadside anti-vibration pads configured to reduce vibration of the panels and doors of the enclosure of the refrigeration unit. The strap securement apparatus secures the panels and doors of the refrigeration unit, is easy to install and remove from the refrigeration unit, and can include strap adjustment features to fit to a wide variety of refrigeration unit models. The strap securement apparatus can also be partially removed to provide easy access to doors and panels of the refrigeration unit. It is lightweight, can be folded into a compact size, and is easily transported to and from a refrigerated semi-trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: John Jonathan Hadley, Barbara G. Freridge-Hadley
  • Patent number: 10710493
    Abstract: Apparatus for covering product containers loaded in a cargo container is disclosed. The apparatus includes an automated cord reel including a spool and a motor configured to drive the spool. The spool when activated reels in a cord attached to a cargo blanket to spread the cargo blanket over product containers in the cargo container in a smooth motion and/or relatively constant speed to prevent snagging on the product containers. The automated cord reel may be configured as a mobile unit with wheels. A brake system may be provided to prevent movement of the automated cord reel during operation. The automated cord reel may have a battery to provide electric power to the motor. A magnetic floor brake may be configured to hold a cart body in a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KNW Automation, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kerley, Adam Newman, Benjamin G. Witek
  • Patent number: 10633175
    Abstract: A cargo container includes a base, side walls and a rear wall on the base and a top attached to the side walls and the rear wall. A door frame is attached to the base, the side walls and the top. A fabric panel is provided on or in the door frame. Left and right cable rings are provided at left and right lower corners of the fabric panel. Left and right door posts are positioned at left and right lower corners of the door frame. A cable in or on the fabric panel is attached to or extends around the left and right cable rings. A cable tensioner tensions the cable to secure the fabric panel in closed position in the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SATCO, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Looker
  • Patent number: 10543773
    Abstract: A cinch strap system for securing cargo to a dolly or other type of hand truck having a first and second strap. The first strap has opposing first and second loop ends. A first loop is on the first loop end of the first strap and secures at least two rings to the first strap. A second loop is on the second loop end of the first strap. The second strap is of longer length than the first strap and includes a second strap loop on one end of the second strap. The end of the second strap opposing the second strap loop is a free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Snap-Loc Cargo Control Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Sciarretta
  • Patent number: 10183768
    Abstract: A pallet threading apparatus including a directional handle; a flexible rod having a first end and a second end; a football shaped head member having a top portion and bottom portion, the top portion including a longitudinal slot; the directional handle is attached to the first end and the football shaped head member is attached to the second end; a cleat element positioned in the longitudinal slot, the cleat element including a pair of side walls having a plurality of oppositely opposed teeth for retaining a section of strapping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Payne
  • Patent number: 9764678
    Abstract: A triaxially braided strap includes a plurality of axial strands and a plurality of longitudinal strands including a first boundary strand and a second boundary strand. Each strand of the plurality of axial strands is routed, in a repeating pattern and in the following order: under the first boundary strand; around the first boundary strand; between respective portions of a pair of axial strands that are routed between the first boundary strand and the second boundary strand; under the second boundary strand; around the second boundary strand; and between respective portions of a pair of axial strands that are routed between the second boundary strand and the first boundary strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Atkins & Pearce, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Sester
  • Patent number: 9333978
    Abstract: A transportation container retention device includes a main panel and an extension panel. The extension panel includes a bottom edge connected to a top edge of the main panel and is configured such that the extension panel can be moved from a first position in which the extension panel overlays the main panel to a second position in which the extension panel is contiguous to the main panel. In this configuration, the transportation retention device is operable to retain various heights of articles located on transportation containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Pallet Wrapz, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Lato, Matt Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9296329
    Abstract: An adjustable strap system is configured to join a load bar to a wall. The adjustable strap system has a strap sewn to itself creating a first end tab. A hook fastener and a loop fastener are sewn to a first side of the strap creating a strap space therebetween. A ring pocket is sewn within the strap. A rectangular ring has a first side in the strap space and a second side in the ring pocket. A clip pocket is sewn with in the strap. The clip pocket is adapted to accommodate a fixed clip. The fixed clip and a movable clip on the strap are operatively connected to the wall such that a load bar surrounded by the strap is tethered to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Matthew John Sopel
  • Patent number: 9080781
    Abstract: A flexible cover assembly has five rectangular panels including a horizontal top panel, parallel vertical left and right side panels, and parallel vertical front and rear panels. Horizontal stitching joins the top panel and vertical panels. Vertical stitching joins the vertical panels. A vertical slit is centrally positioned on the rear panel with fasteners for coupling and uncoupling purposes. Adjustment mechanisms vary the effective size of the cover to fit the size of associated devices including swimming pool heaters, heat pumps, air conditioners and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Donna M. Turner
  • Patent number: 8998547
    Abstract: A cargo holding apparatus configured to secure cargo in a pickup truck cargo bed and facilitate unloading of the cargo therefrom is provided with a holding frame having cross members forming a top and a bottom of the holding frame; and side support members forming a left side and a right side of the holding frame, where the cross members being joined to the side support members at each end; a strap secured to each side support member, the strap being dimensioned to extend at least a length of the cargo bed; and a clamping member disposed and a left and a right side vertical walls of the cargo bed at a position nearest a lift gate of the cargo bed, each of the straps being fed through respective clamping members, the respective clamping members securely holding each strap when in an engaged aspect and allowing each strap to slide unrestricted when in a disengaged aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Richard H. Ferriggi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8985922
    Abstract: An improved e-track connector, or lockdown, is presented that can be installed in single locations instead of provided in tracks as in the industry. It also possesses a finished slot that accepts logistics straps buckles. The slot is a complete rectangle with no excess material folded under it and has been deburred and finished smooth. The device also possesses a drain slot along the side of the tang and drain holes in the buckle receiver such that liquid will drain out of the connector when it is mounted horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Snap-Loc Cargo Control Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Neumann
  • Patent number: 8974158
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a novel laced strapping system that provides a plurality of attachment points by which a tie-down lace can adjust the fit of a cargo mesh webbing to secure loads of items in an open bed of a vehicle. In some embodiments, the vehicle is a pick-up truck with a cargo bed. In some embodiments, the mesh webbing comprises a first truck bed mesh, a second truck bed mesh, and the plurality of attachment points. In some embodiments, tie-down lace interconnects the attachment points to secure together the first mesh and the second mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Rob Edward Hatch, Anita Marie Hatch
  • Patent number: 8974159
    Abstract: A vehicle load securing apparatus comprising a frame including opposite side walls and an end wall extending between the side walls, with the frame having open sides positioned in opposition to each other. A spool is rotatably mounted on the frame and includes a rotating shaft, and a length of an elongate member at least partially wrapped about the spool with a hook mounted thereon. A ratcheting structure may control rotation of the spool with engaged position in which the ratcheting structure resists rotation of the spool in an unwind direction and a disengaged position in which the ratcheting structure permits rotation of the spool in the unwind direction. The shaft may have a first end portion extending through one of the side walls of the frame, and a section of the first end portion having a substantially hexagonal cross-sectional shape for engagement by a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Myles Ammann
  • Patent number: 8956094
    Abstract: A low profile hold down assembly is mounted to the exterior surface of a sidewall of a trailer. The hold down assembly includes a cover member formed from the same material from which the sidewall of the trailer is formed and therefore is aesthetically desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Thoma, Danny L. Gilbert, Francis Smidler
  • Patent number: 8950989
    Abstract: A bilateral cargo strap system is provided as a means of securing a variety of different cargo within a storage area. The bilateral cargo strap system utilizes a combination of elastic straps with perpendicularly positioned stabilizing rods to improve retention of a variety of cargo within a storage area. The elastic straps extend over the retained cargo and are used as the means of engaging mounting features within the storage area. The stabilizing rods effectively distribute the tension force of the elastic straps over the retained cargo securing it in place within the storage space. The bilateral cargo strap system is versatile and may be used to secure a wide variety of cargo including, but not limited to, kayaks, coolers, bicycles, lumber, and construction equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Darrell Toby Rivera
  • Patent number: 8915684
    Abstract: A cargo deck includes a floor engageable with a load. The floor is formed from extruded aluminum in tubular panels extending transversely along the floor. Side rails are disposed on opposed sides of the deck. A plurality of longitudinally-extending support members support the floor, and are coupled to the floor via a plurality of support brackets extending angularly from the floor to the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fontaine Trailer Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Adams
  • Publication number: 20140356091
    Abstract: A transportation container retention device includes a main panel and an extension panel. The extension panel includes a bottom edge connected to a top edge of the main panel and is configured such that the extension panel can be moved from a first position in which the extension panel overlays the main panel to a second position in which the extension panel is contiguous to the main panel. In this configuration, the transportation retention device is operable to retain various heights of articles located on transportation containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Mark C. Lato, Matt Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8888424
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securing cargo within a cargo container are described. The cargo is loaded within an interior of the container and one or more load restraint strips may be used to secure the cargo. Each load restraint strip may include an affixing region having an adhesive for securing the strip to a wall of the container. One or more braces may be inserted between the cargo and the load restraint strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Bullock
  • Patent number: 8882417
    Abstract: A strap provides additional connection points in a vehicle bed to tethers at more convenient locations than OEM anchor points. The strap includes a ring or series of rings that are connected by webbing segments. A tensioning device is included in the strap to adjust the length of the strap and to provide tension when installed. Two straps can be used along the lateral sides of a pickup-truck bed. Tether such as bungee chords, ropes, straps, or cargo nets can be placed from one strap to another to secure cargo in the bed in ways that are not possible when using the OEM anchor points alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Skellen Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Scott Sauerwald
  • Patent number: 8870504
    Abstract: A net is provided having a plurality of net members, the net members being arranged in a lattice structure and having a thickness (D1). The net is further provided with attachment devices having a thickness (D2) which are connected to the net members, the thickness (D2) of the attachment devices being larger that the thickness of the net members (D1) at least at the places of connection through which loads are transmitted between the net members and the attachment devices. The ratio between the thickness of the net members and the thickness of the attachment devices (D1/D2) is at least 1.15. The net is useful as a barrier net to secure an off-limits area and as a cargo net to restrain cargo movement on a platform of a pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Dietrich Wienke, Roelof Marissen
  • Patent number: 8870503
    Abstract: A hook for securing cargo includes a body formed by side members and a top member attached thereto. An opening in the body of the hook is defined by the side members and the top member. An extension member protrudes outwardly from a surface of the body. The hook is designed to releasably receive a portion of a strap to secure the strap thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cargo Strategies LLC
    Inventor: Michael Edwin Stromberg
  • Patent number: 8807893
    Abstract: A restraining strap securement system for a trailer includes a load-restraining strap with a flat hook that connects to the trailer side rail. The trailer side rail extends along the sides of the trailer and comprises a bottom wall with an opening for receiving the flat hook. A keeper slides upon a rail affixed to the bottom wall and the keeper may be positioned to extend beneath the flat hook and prevent the flat from falling from the opening while the strap is being tightened. The keeper may comprise a hook that can be used to secure tarps or ropes over the trailer load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Fontaine Trailer Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Adams
  • Patent number: 8807894
    Abstract: Surface-area safety means (10) comprising a barrier net (20) and at least one fastener means (30), each fastener means (30) having a fastener strap (40) fastened to a segment (25) of said barrier net (20) and co-operating with a fastener member (50) suitable for fastening said fastener strap (40) to said structure (2). The fastener means (30) also include a tensioning strap (60) fastened thereto, said tensioning strap (60) including at least two tensioning eyelets (61), said fastener strap (40) having a securing system (200) for securing it to a tensioning eyelet (61) and securing the fastener strap (40) to the tensioning strap (60) by passing through a particular tensioning eyelet in order to tension said barrier net (20) to the tension corresponding to the particular tensioning eyelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Olivier Bistuer, Laurence Maille, Pierre Prudhomme-Lacroix
  • Patent number: 8776323
    Abstract: A strap assembly for securing a vehicle load includes a fixed flat strap secured around a buckle crossbar and a specially configured hook attached to an end of the strap. The parts are configured such that that upon engaging the hook and crossbar there is preferably an interference fit, allowing a major loop to be formed in the strap that will remain securely engaged even when there is slack in the strap. Additionally, the hook/buckle combination is preferably configured such that substantially rotating the hook relative the buckle is required to disengage the two. There is also preferably a second similar hook attached to the opposing end of a second adjustable strap, and a small twisted and/or folded loop built into the strap allowing a second major loop by engaging the second hook with the twisted and/or folded loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Richard E. McLennan
  • Patent number: 8764360
    Abstract: Described are connectors comprising: a body; at least four arms extending from the body; a first pair of opposing, substantially closed slots along a first axis of the body, wherein each slot is defined by one or more of the at least four arms and an edge of the body; and a second pair of opposing, substantially closed slots along a second axis of the body, wherein each slot is defined by one or more of the at least four arms and an edge of the body; wherein, each slot comprises an opening defined by at least two of the at least four arms; and wherein, the openings of the first pair of opposing, substantially closed slots are offset and the openings of the second pair of opposing, substantially closed slots are offset. Methods of coupling straps together via such connectors, and the resulting net-like structure, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Bracing Systems Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Vick, David W. Vick, Clayton D. Vick, Joseph David Hawks, Eddie R. Shockley, John Forcier
  • Patent number: 8757946
    Abstract: A cargo restraint apparatus for a cargo receptacle of truck is disclosed. The apparatus is composed of a track with engagement holes and a fastener. The fastener includes a seat with a sliding trough and a passage. Two guide plates are fixed on two sides of the seat. Each guide plate has an inclined guide tongue slidably received in the track. An insert is received in the sliding trough. A lever has a pivot hole at a center thereof for connecting to a pivot of the seat and a handle end and an action end are defined on two opposite sides of the lever. The action end is pivoted to the shaft. A torsion spring is disposed on the pivot and bears against the seat and the lever. The insert is normally engaged in one of the engagement holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Strong Yun Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yeh-Chien Chou
  • Publication number: 20140140784
    Abstract: Described are connectors comprising: a body; at least four arms extending from the body; a first pair of opposing, substantially closed slots along a first axis of the body, wherein each slot is defined by one or more of the at least four arms and an edge of the body; and a second pair of opposing, substantially closed slots along a second axis of the body, wherein each slot is defined by one or more of the at least four arms and an edge of the body; wherein, each slot comprises an opening defined by at least two of the at least four arms; and wherein, the openings of the first pair of opposing, substantially closed slots are offset and the openings of the second pair of opposing, substantially closed slots are offset. Methods of coupling straps together via such connectors, and the resulting net-like structure, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Southern Bracing Systems Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Vick, David W. Vick, Clayton D. Vick, Joseph David Hawks, Eddie R. Shockley, John Forcier
  • Patent number: 8702360
    Abstract: An adjustable cargo tie down tensioning device for securing cargo in an aircraft and the like comprises, a spring loaded tie down chain restraint release and an adjustable connector having a surface engagement hook. The hook has an integrated threaded shaft with a spring urged retainment release for axle rotation once engaged assuring tie down device tensioning surface orientation for visual inspection of spring engaged chain restraint release required for load surface safety requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Richard H Smith
  • Patent number: 8696273
    Abstract: An I-shaped cargo restraint device for an intermodal shipping container having an internal wall with corrugations comprising: a central member having a pair of ends; a first wing associated with one of the ends for securing to one of the corrugations; a second wing associated with the other of the ends extending parallel to the first wing, the second wing being spaced apart from the first wing by about 5? inches for securing to an other corrugation adjacent to said one corrugation; and a handle associated with the second wing. The cargo restraint device includes a top surface and a plurality of strengthening ribs disposed thereon. The cargo restraint device including a strengthening lip disposed on the top surface extending around a perimeter of the cargo restraint device. A method of restraining cargo in an intermodal shipping container having internal corrugated walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Logistick, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Kanczuzewski, John E. Townsend
  • Patent number: 8662804
    Abstract: A low profile hold down assembly is mounted to the exterior surface of a sidewall of a trailer. The hold down assembly includes a cover member formed from the same material from which the sidewall of the trailer is formed and therefore is aesthetically desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Thoma, Danny L. Gilbert, Francis Smidler
  • Patent number: 8641340
    Abstract: The present invention is a single piece cargo net having a semi-rigid center section for centering, and includes a pair of opposed short side sections having a plurality of spaced vertical straps extending from the center section. The invention further includes a pair of opposed long side sections having a plurality of spaced vertical straps extending from said center section. The invention further includes an integral storage bag that easily opens and separates for deploying the single piece net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Matbock, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary L. Steinbock, Sean M. Matson
  • Publication number: 20130322981
    Abstract: A tie-down strap includes a web belt having a first end. A hook is coupled to the web belt at the first end. A first magnet is embedded in the hook. The hook includes a shank portion that terminates in an eye and a bend portion. A bite portion extends from the bend portion. A first magnet is embedded in a selected one of the shank portion and the bite portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: STA-PUT-HOOK, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas M. Root
  • Patent number: 8567018
    Abstract: A linkable loop rope system that includes at least two loop rope assemblies fastened together by a coupling mechanism operable to releaseably couple the rope assemblies for use in securing large and/or irregular shaped objects on a transport vehicle or a tarp or cover on such objects during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffery Dahl, Daniel Paul Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8540467
    Abstract: A cargo carrier tie-down assembly that utilizes a fastener made up of a shackle element that includes a wall in a form that is closed in two dimensions, defining an opening and wherein the wall also defines a pair of opposed apertures, a pin that can be inserted through the two apertures and a knob fastener element, having a head, that is sized to be passed through the opening when the pin is withdrawn from the wall, and that is retained when the pin is inserted into the two apertures. A tension member has one of the fastener elements attached to at least one end. The other fastener element is attached to the cargo carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas A. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20130230362
    Abstract: A hook for securing cargo includes a body formed by side members and a top member attached thereto. An opening in the body of the hook is defined by the side members and the top member. An extension member protrudes outwardly from a surface of the body. The hook is designed to releasably receive a portion of a strap to secure the strap thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Edwin Stromberg
  • Patent number: 8517646
    Abstract: A vehicle restraint system includes a strap assembly configured to be positioned on a portion of a tire of a vehicle to secure the vehicle to a configurable track assembly, such that the strap assembly is configured to be coupled to the configurable track assembly on inboard side of the tire of the vehicle. System includes a pin assembly configured to be coupled to the configurable track assembly on outboard side of the tire of the vehicle, such that the pin assembly is operable to receive the strap assembly. System also includes a winch assembly configured to be coupled to the configurable track assembly and to a second end of the strap assembly, such that the winch assembly is uncoupled from the pin assembly and operable to tighten the strap assembly around a portion of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Trinity Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert James Cencer
  • Patent number: 8491237
    Abstract: An advanced cargo restraint employs an elongated rope-like member formed of web material. The web material is manufactured from high-modulus fibers. Various connectors are attached to the elongated member. In some embodiments, a small linkage of chain is also connected directly or indirectly with the advanced cargo restraint member. The advanced cargo restraint member is adapted to substitute for heavy-duty chains employed to secure cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Capewell Components Company, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen T. Parkinson
  • Patent number: 8491044
    Abstract: A system for storing cargo or other items within a vehicle enclosure having a plurality of walls is disclosed. In one aspect, the system for storing cargo comprises a plurality of support posts. In an additional aspect, each support post defines a plurality of U-shaped receiving channels. In a further aspect, the support posts can be selectively secured within the vehicle enclosure. In one aspect, the system comprises means for retaining the cargo within the vehicle enclosure. In an additional aspect, the means for retaining the cargo within the enclosure can be attached to the receiving channels of the support posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Morgan Olson Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Burnham, Frank A. Fabiano, Phillip M. Ownbey
  • Patent number: 8475097
    Abstract: A cargo barrier net for an aircraft includes a net mesh, defined by a plurality of net strands, a securing members coupled to one of the net strands, for securing the cargo barrier net across an internal space of an aircraft; and a tear webbing located between the securing members and the net strand. The tear webbing is configured to tear progressively when a load is applied to it, thereby increasing the effective length of net strand to which it is coupled and redistributing the load to other net strands in the cargo barrier net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AMSAFE Bridport
    Inventors: David Ackerman, James Barry Homewood, Stephen Mark Richards, Russel Neil Willats
  • Patent number: 8459912
    Abstract: A hook for a tie-down strap to secure a load on a trailer having a rail engaged by the hook. The hook has first and second panel portions, the first panel portion being secured to the strap. A transition connects the first and second panel portions, and a distal end portion of the second panel portion forms a return segment extending into the space between the panel portions. In use, the first and second panels are disposed along opposite surfaces of the rail. The transition spans one edge of the rail and the return spans an opposite edge of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Siegenthaler
  • Patent number: 8459913
    Abstract: A method and system of securing cargo for preventing access to cargo during transportation is disclosed. In an embodiment, the system comprises a security net adapted for covering the cargo, the net comprising a panel with a periphery. The panel is made from a net with holes of sufficiently small size to prevent objects from readily being inserted therethrough without causing a tear thereto. The periphery contains a plurality of openings. The system also comprises a plurality of security locks adapted for locking onto a pallet beneath the cargo and coupling onto one of the plurality of openings. Each security lock has a first identifier for identifying whether the plurality of security locks belong to a predetermined set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
    Inventors: Hanson How Sin Chan, Sai Ho Simon Leung
  • Publication number: 20130121785
    Abstract: A cargo restraint system for securing cargo within a truck bed having fixed anchors includes a plurality of adjustable-length straps attachable to the truck bed, and a cargo net attached to the straps and slidable along at least a portion thereof. Hooks are fixed to the straps for attaching the straps to the truck bed anchors, and each strap includes a cam buckle for selectively adjusting the length of the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: SETWEAR PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: SETWEAR PRODUCTS, INC.
  • Patent number: 8434978
    Abstract: An adapter kit for use with conventional tie-down straps or ropes includes an universal hook adapter having an adapter body with an opening formed at a first body end and sized to receive one of a J-hook, a split hook or an S-hook of a conventional tie-down strap or a rope, the adapter body defining a longitudinal axis plane, and an elongated end portion connected to the adapter body opposite the first body end through a bend that positions the elongated end portion to extend from and to continue in a longitudinal direction away from the adapter body and the first body end wherein the elongated end portion is parallel to and offset from the longitudinal axis plane of the adapter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Lock N Load Systems LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tardif, Douglas J. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20130108390
    Abstract: A cargo restraint system with enhanced filament characteristics wherein the restraint system includes laminated load restraining strips with a layer of reinforcement material comprising a plurality of substantially parallel bundles of filaments and wherein the layer of reinforcement contains approximately three hundred and twenty four ends an approximately four hundred and eighty four filaments and each filament comprises one or more polyester monofilament strands having a total break strength of approximately between fifteen point nine and twenty point seven grams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Bullock
  • Patent number: 8419329
    Abstract: A cargo restraint system with enhanced filament characteristics wherein the restraint system includes laminated load restraining strips with a layer of reinforcement material comprising a plurality of substantially parallel bundles of filaments and wherein the layer of reinforcement contains approximately three hundred and twenty four ends an approximately four hundred and eighty four filaments and each filament comprises one or more polyester monofilament strands having a total break strength of approximately between fifteen point nine and twenty point seven grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Bullock
  • Patent number: 8414235
    Abstract: A single point release system provides a single point for efficiently, concurrently releasing multiple cargo retaining latches of an aerial delivery system. A release module is mounted to the platform and connects via a cable and is actuable to a release mode to concurrently release each of the latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Capewell Components Company, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen T. Parkinson
  • Patent number: 8408852
    Abstract: A cargo restraint system with enhanced filament characteristics wherein the restraint system includes load restraining strips with a layer of reinforcement material comprising a plurality of substantially parallel bundles of ends of filaments each filament comprises a plurality of one or more monofilament strands wherein the layer of reinforcement material has a break strength of between approximately three million two hundred forty three thousand one hundred and sixty nine grams and two million four hundred ninety four thousand seven hundred forty five grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Bullock
  • Patent number: RE44263
    Abstract: A barrier including a number of coils, and an inter-coil connector connecting two of the coils. Each of the coils is axially extensible, the coils are in substantially mutually parallel alignment, and each of the coils is in substantial direct contact with another one of the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Moseroth Ltd
    Inventors: Ran Pessech, Ofir Pessach