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Apparatus for alignment and support of fence rails

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A visualization, alignment and support tool permitting one person fence rail installation, and greatly speeding the installation when more than two persons are employed. Specifically, the tool magnetically affixes temporarily to a fence pipe and offers support for a length of fence rail; especially the ends of adjacent fence rails, so that the rails are supported and level relative to a fence pipe bracket which is affixed to the fence pipe. The rail ends can then be fastened with screws or other fasteners to the fence pipe bracket when desired without further adjustment required.



Rackable screwless fencing system

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A fencing system comprises a rail, a picket, and a picket carrier. The rail may include an upper contour, a first wall depending down from the upper contour, a second wall depending down from the upper contour and opposite the first wall, and a keeper disposed on the first wall under the upper contour. The picket may define therein an opening. The picket carrier may be elongated and may include a first side and an opposite second side, and a profile extending from the second side that defines a length along the picket carrier and may further define a cross-section. The cross-section may include an extension proximate to the second side and a holder distal to the second side. A first relief may be defined along the length and a second relief defined along the length, the second relief disposed apart from the first relief, with the holder of the profile that resides between the first and second reliefs extending into the opening. The picket carrier may reside stationery within the rail between the first and second walls in between the keeper and the upper contour. The picket may be pivotable relative to the rail.



Gate stop

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A gate assembly may include a gate with a first rail and a second rail. A first guide assembly may include a first mounting piece and a first securing piece. The first mounting piece may include a first ring portion and a first rail securing portion. The first ring portion may define a first rod aperture and may be coupled to the first rail securing portion. The first securing piece may be used to secure the first guide assembly to the first rail of the gate. The gate assembly may also include a drop rod that may be inserted into the rod aperture to sideably couple the drop rod with the first guide assembly thereby substantially aligning the drop rod vertically, relative to ground. When the drop rod is put in a disengaged position, the drop rod removably couples to the second rail to allow motion of the gate.



Dodge ball system

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A rectangular dodge ball field has two opposed parallel ends and two opposed parallel sides. Each side and each end are formed of rectangular panels having vertical and horizontal rails. Vertical extender rails extend upwardly from the rectangular panels. A plurality of variously shaped connectors couple together rails of the side panels and end panels and extender rails. Flexible fabric netting is located between the rails of the side panels and the end panels and the extender rails. Straps separably couple the flexible fabric netting to the side panels and end panels and extender rails.



Convertible barricade and method for its use

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A collapsible A-frame sign that can be converted into a panel that is capable of interlocking with other panels to form a physical barricade. When used alone, the device works as an A-frame sign or barrier by folding two frames hinged around a common end at the top of frames to form an A-shape allowing it to be erected in an upright position. Additionally, the device can be locked into a 180-degree angle, and joined with other identical devices to form a barricade at a height twice of the length of single frame. As a result, a group of locked devices can be used as a barricade as well as a warning signs.



Stackable barrier with connector

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A barrier includes a housing having an exterior surface and an interior surface, the exterior surface having a front face and an opposing back face each extending between a top face and an opposing bottom face and also between a first side face and an opposing second side face, the interior surface bounding a chamber that is adapted to receive a ballast. An elongated first locking groove is recessed on the front face and extends between the top face and the opposing bottom face, the first locking groove including an elongated channel extending between the top face and the bottom face and a constricted mouth through which the channel can be accessed.



Apparatus and method of forming barbs on a suture

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A system for forming one or more barbs on a length of suture is provided. The system includes a suture nest and a punch apparatus. The suture nest defines a longitudinal passage configured for receipt of a length of suture. The suture nest includes at least one recess formed along the longitudinal passage and at least one opening corresponding to the at least one recess. The punch apparatus includes at least one punch member corresponding to the at least one opening in the suture nest. The at least one punch member is configured to be selectively received within the at least one opening in the suture nest.



Geogrid sand fence

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A geogrid sand fence for depositing matter moved by wind currents and related methods, are provided. A geogrid sand fence for the control of sand or other particulate matter movement can include support members carrying a fencing material. The fencing material can include a High Density Polyethylene geogrid mesh material having apertures distributed to provide approximately a 50% porosity to maximize sand deposit volume. The geogrid mesh material has sufficient structural weight to be employed with a height of approximately two meters, which can be adjusted to maintain maximum effectiveness.



Portable hand rail for boat docks

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A portable, universal, hand rail apparatus that can be easily and quickly attached or detached to any dock that has cracks between adjacent dock boards.



Fence post platform attachment device

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A fence post platform attachment device fits on top of a T-post has a top platform portion that allows objects such as birdhouses, signs, sprinklers, lockboxes, etc. to be secured to the T-post. A cross-shaped body portion is formed by bending a sheet of steel into a hollow cross shape and welding it to the top platform portion. A series of holes are disposed along the corners of the top platform portion to allow a user to attach the desired object. Fasteners such as bolts securely hold the selected objet to the top platform portion thereby securing it to the T-post fence post.



Rail crossover

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A railing assembly that, in one embodiment, includes a first rail, a second rail, and a post that are coupled with a rail crossover assembly. The rail crossover assembly may include a first end with a first flange configured to be received in a cavity of the first rail, a second end with a second flange configured to be received in a cavity of the second rail, and a post coupling member configured to be received in a cavity of the post. The first end, the second end and the third end of the rail crossover assembly are oriented so the post is substantially orthogonal with respect to the first rail and the second rail.



Cable based vehicle barrier

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A vehicle barrier fence for arresting an impacting vehicle of substantial mass within a selected distance of the fence. The fence having, in part: a retaining structure, at least one cable having a first end comprising a cable terminator, a post having an orifice defined there through sized to receive the cable terminator into the post, and a cable retainer for retaining the cable terminator within the post.



Fence post and fence formed therefrom

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A fence post which is adapted to release from a substrate surface in the event of rising water or flood. A plurality of fence post(s) may be used to form a fence (FIG. 8). Each fence post includes an engaging mechanism at a first end thereof, which is adapted to release from a substrate surface in the event of rising water or flood, and, a retaining mechanism at a second end thereof to retain the post near its pre-released position, such that the fence posts may be easily re-installed after the flood has passed.



Posts for road safety barrier

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A road safety barrier having a plurality of ropes supported by posts rigidly mounted on or in the ground is described. Each rope is held in tension against the posts and supported in a notch or groove in a side of the posts. The ropes are released from a post and the post is not pulled from the ground when a vertical force is exerted on the rope. The ropes when weaved are tensioned against the posts and this gives use to a combined frictional resistance to displacement of the ropes relative to each post along the length of the safety barrier. The structure of at least some of the posts and/or their mounting with respect to the ground defines a minimum bending yield strength in a direction along the length of the barrier. This minimum bending yield strength is greater than the bending moment resulting from the combined frictional resistance forces acting on the post.



Shopping cart corrals with at least two advertisement panels arranged in a staggered fashion and method of providing same

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Certain embodiments disclose a corral and enclosure defined by three members having an opening configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements, with two substantially parallel walls of different lengths and advertisement panels affixed on the walls, such that they are staggered. The staggered arrangement of the at least two advertisement panels facilitates better visibility and allows the simultaneous viewing of at least two advertisement panels. The longer member also further protects vehicles parked on its side from colliding with shopping carts.



Fence assembly

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A fence assembly is provided having a plurality of posts, a plurality of elongated rails, with each rail having a hollow interior and a front face including an elongated channel extending into the hollow interior, a plurality of fence slats, and a plurality of brackets, with each bracket formed to retain at least one fence slat. The brackets include engagement ends positioned on an extension member formed on the bracket body. The engagement ends are inserted into the channel and the interior hollow of the rails to secure the brackets to the rails. The brackets are secured to the rail and create a retaining slot for receiving at least one fence slat and to support the fence slat on the rail. The rail is attached to one or more posts to form, along with the plurality of brackets and fence slats, a fencing section.



Bendable pole for wire-rope safety fences

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Bendable wire pole (1) intended to fixate the wires in a wire-rope safety fence, comprising at least two curved elongated pole sections (2) connected to each other so that at least an intermediate cavity (4) is formed between the sections (2), whose sections (2) are held together by at least one cohesive body (12). The unique feature of the present bendable wire pole (1) is that it includes at least one intermediate elongated pole section (3) positioned between the curved sections (2), whose sections (2) and (3) in their upper are provided with at least one groove (5) in which wires are designed to be inserted. The pole (1) further comprises at least one spacer unit (6), intended to be connected to the wires and the pole (1), with which the wires are positioned in the vertical and horizontal directions relative to the pole (1).



Barrier system

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A barrier system including a guardrail, a support to hold the guardrail in position and a fastener to attach the guardrail to the support, wherein the support has a weakened zone to facilitate the fastener releasing from the support when the support is subject to impact forces.



Single-piece standoff post base for retrofit

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A post to foundation connection made with a connector that can be installed as a retrofit after the post is already in place, with fastener attachments that are made to either side of the post rather than under it. The connector can be slid into place below the post, between it and the foundation, after which it can be attached to the foundation and the post.



Springless electric gate tensioner

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

The springless electric gate tensioner receptacle and plug connect and axially adjust relative to each other in order to mechanically tension the electrical fence gate wire. The receptacle has a resilient, electrically non-conductive insulator covering handle and conductive sleeve portions. Spaced apart bayonet slots are disposed axially along diametrically opposite sides of the sleeve. The plug includes a solid cylindrical conductive member extending from a handle, the handle being covered with a resilient, electrically non-conductive insulator. Bayonet lugs extend from the plug near its end and project outwardly in a radial direction approximately 180° from each other. Conducting rings extend from the plug and receptacle handles for connection to the gate and fence wires. The projecting bayonet lugs of the plug twist-lock engage user selectable receptacle slots, thereby tensioning the gate wire.



Wall structure working as a noise barrier for railways and use of the wall structure as a noise or passage barrier

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

The object of the invention is a wall structure working as a noise barrier for railways, which comprises at least a plurality of wall elements placed consecutively end-to-end with each other, which wall elements are hinged by means of hinge pieces at their bottom edges for toppling downwards from their vertical position. The wall elements are disposed inside the width reach of the wagons or cargo space of a train and for toppling by means of the hinge pieces to below a wagon or a load that is lower than normal and/or is overwide. The wall structure is suited for use e.g. as a noise barrier or passage barrier for a railway.



Breakaway bracket for use with modular tree guard

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

Various embodiments related to a tree guard are disclosed. One embodiment provides an L shaped breakaway bracket for use with a modular tree guard assembly. The L shaped breakaway bracket includes a horizontal member extending substantially perpendicularly from a vertical member, wherein the vertical member is thinner and longer than the horizontal member. At least one fastener hole is provided in the horizontal member for receiving a fastener for securing the horizontal member to a rail. At least one fastener hole is provided in the vertical member for receiving a fastener for securing the vertical member to a post. The breakaway bracket is adapted to break along the intersection of the horizontal member and the vertical member and separate the rail from the post when a force that would otherwise be sufficient to deform the rail is applied to the rail.



Corner assembly for a foldable child enclosure

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A corner assembly for a foldable child enclosure includes: a corner cover attached to a side post of the foldable child enclosure; a first rail cover mating with a first opening in the corner cover and attached to a first upper arm of the foldable child enclosure; and a second rail cover mating with a second opening in the corner cover and attached to a second upper arm of the foldable child enclosure. The first rail cover and the second rail cover move relative to the corner cover as the foldable child enclosure is moved from a folded position to an open position.



Methods and systems for digitally enhancing an image of a stained material

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

Methods and systems for digitally enhancing an initial image of a material to which a plurality of stains were previously applied, that generally comprise: unmixing the image into a plurality of individual reconstructed images, each individual image corresponding to one of the stains; estimating a residual image corresponding to the difference between the original image and the reconstructed images; adjusting one or more components of the individual images; mixing the adjusted components using one or more estimated mixing coefficients; and adding the residual image to the mixed adjusted components to generate an enhanced image.



Security enclosure

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A multi-sided security enclosure includes several wall units. The wall units are connected to one another in series to form a closed space bounded by the interconnected wall units. Each wall unit includes connectors and a pivot joint between wall units so that they may rotate about a vertical pivot axis to vary the included angle therebetween.



Component railing system and method of installation

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A component railing system and method of use is provided in which railings may be installed with less time and customization over known systems. In particular, two embodiments of the present invention allow mounting of a cap rail to a post or a bracket. The resulting configurations allow quick installation or replacement of panels, which are supported by the cap rail and base shoe.



Barrier systems with interlocking flag

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A barrier assembly includes a barrier having a chamber adapted to hold a ballast, an inlet being formed on the barrier in communication with the chamber. A flag assembly includes a post having a first end and an opposing second end with a flag disposed on the first end. A retainer is disposed on the post and includes a catch radially outwardly projecting from the post, the catch being movable between an outwardly extended position and an inwardly retracted position, the catch resiliently urging toward the extended position when in the retracted position, the first end of the post being received within the inlet on the barrier so that the catch is disposed within the chamber in the extended position, the catch being configured so that the first end of the post cannot be pulled out through the inlet without moving the catch to the retracted position.



Wildlife exclusion systems and methods for railway tracks

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A wildlife exclusion system for railway tracks is provided which includes an exclusion arrangement positioned to span across the railway tracks at a location along a length of the railway tracks. The exclusion arrangement extends generally perpendicular to the railway tracks and has a series of conductive elements spaced apart from each other to form an exclusion are configured to provide an electric shock to wild animals when particular conductive elements within the exclusion area are bridged thereby. Methods of installing a wildlife exclusion system and methods of discouraging wild animals from traveling along railway tracks are also provided.



Baluster bracket assembly

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A baluster bracket assembly including a pair of mounting brackets attached to facing surfaces of a handrail and a baserail for retaining a baluster in railing construction. Each mounting bracket includes a mounting plate fastened to the railing surface and a collar for receiving an end of the baluster. A shoe is provided with each mounting bracket for attachment to the end of the baluster and for covering the mounting bracket after installation.



Fencing system

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A customizable decorative fencing system. A plurality of stakes, configured to be driven into the ground at selected positions, have projecting portions projecting above the ground. Posts have cavities in lower distal ends thereof. Any stake projecting portion is configured to slide into any post cavity, and be frictionally, removably, interchangeably retained therein. Fence components, including base units, gate units, and end units, include post collars, and hinge collars, respectively, through which any post can slide. Removability and interchangeability of posts with respect to fence components, and removability and interchangeability of posts with respect to stakes, provides for an infinite number of possible fence configurations.



Metal safety rail for open floors of a building under construction

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A metal safety rail for open floors of a building under construction includes a baseplate secured to a floor surface, a substantially vertical inner stanchion integrally joined to the baseplate, a substantially vertical outer stanchion slidably disposed over the inner stanchion, and at least one guard member secured to adjacent outer stanchions, whereby a safety rail is ultimately disposed about a peripheral portion of an open floor of a building under construction to prevent workers from falling from the open floor to the ground below.



Safety barricade system

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A barricade system (100) comprising at least one clip (102) having a first engagement formation (104A, 105A) adapted to secure the clip (102) to a fixed structure, the clip further having a second engagement formation (104C, 105G). The system (100) includes a joiner element (106) having a third engagement formation (106A) located on a first side, and a fourth engagement formation (106B) located on an opposing second side, the third engagement formation (106A) being adapted to engage the second engagement formation (104C, 105G) to secure the joiner element (106) to the clip (102). The system (100) includes at least one mesh panel (101) and a stopper element (107) having a fifth engagement formation (107A). The fifth engagement formation (107A) is engageable with the fourth engagement formation (106B) to secure the stopper element (107) to the joiner element (106) with a portion of the mesh panel (101) located therebetween.



Vehicle restraint system with weighting body

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to a vehicle restraint system (1) for delimiting roadways, including base bodies (3) that can be detachably coupled to each other, wherein the base bodies (3) can be placed on a road surface (4) and have at least one weighting body (5). The weighting bodies (5) are formed by a outer casing (6), which is filled with a curable filler (7). Provided on the weighting bodies (5) are fasteners (8) which project out in relation to the weighting body (5), wherein the weighting bodies (5) can be fastened in the base body (3) by means of the fasteners. The vehicle restraint system (1) stands on the road surface (4) by means of support feet (19). The support feet (19) include a main body (20) and an elastomer body (21).



Vehicle barrier systems and assemblies

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A vehicle barrier system, comprising, a support member having a first side disposed toward an area used by vehicles, a splice plate including a support aperture and a stress concentrator associated with to the support aperture, and a rail assembly including, in one embodiment, a wood rail and a first side, wherein the first side of the rail assembly is coupled to the splice plate and the splice plate is coupled to the support member at the support aperture. In another embodiment the rail assembly includes one or more weakened areas serving as stress concentrators in the rail assembly.



System and fence kit for strengthening a fence

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A fence system for strengthening a vinyl fence which includes a plurality of fence posts having specified dimensions, and the posts have a hollow interior. A plurality of section panels include specified dimensions, and the section panels each including a slat portion. The section panels each include a fence railing coupled to a top and bottom of the slat portion. The fence railings each define a hollow interior, and the fence railings are coupled to the posts by a connecting portion of the fence railings passing through corresponding holes in the posts. A strengthening member for positioning in each of the hollow portions of the top and bottom fence railings. A plurality of post members for positioning within the hollow interior at the top of the fence posts. The post members being attachable to the connecting portion of the fence railing using a first attachment element.



Fence and fence base

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A fence includes a plurality of bases, each base having a body having a floor, a top wall, side walls and end walls defining an interior chamber; a first projection extending from one of the end walls and having a top wall; and a second projection extending from another one of the end walls and having a bottom wall; wherein the bottom wall of the second projection and the top wall of the first projection are both configured to receive a pole and wherein the first projection of a first base of the bases can overlap the second projection of a second base of the bases when the floor of the first and second bases are resting on a common surface. The fence further includes a plurality of poles, each inserted into and maintained erect by one of the bases; and a mesh fencing material tensioned between the poles.



Balcony fence with integrated wind shield

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A balcony fence includes an integrated wind shield of adjustable glazed panels that can be raised and lowered. The balcony fence with the integrated glazed panels is provided with lamellar glass both in its lower fixed part and in the part that can be raised and lowered. The balcony fence with the integrated glazed panels also includes a counterweight balancing mechanism.



Barriers

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A barrier is provided, including opposed longitudinal side members separated by a gap, supports which hold the side members above the ground; and at least one U-shaped member when viewed in transverse cross section which is/are connected to the opposed members to span between the gap and wherein the at least one U-shaped member does not contact the supports.



Releaseable anchor cables for cable barriers that release upon certain load conditions upon the cable barrier

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A cable-barrier system that includes an anchor-body and terminal post which receive and retain one or more anchor-cables and are anchored to counter balance the force applied to the anchor body by one or more barrier-cables. The system also allows for the release of the anchor-cables during a collision with a vehicle.



Fence enclosure system

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A fence system, and method for making same, includes at least one support member, and at least one infill material having an edge. At least one union strip is coupled to the at least one support member, the at least one union strip including at least one channel configured for receiving the edge of the at least one infill material. In one embodiment of the invention, the at least one channel is U-shaped, and the edge is configured in a U-shape for matingly engaging the at least one U-shaped channel.



High speed raceway barrier

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A barrier alongside a raceway or track providing safety to spectators when a racecar tends to leave the raceway. The barrier has a rigid base wall for deflecting racecars that may contact it. Secured to the base and extending upwardly are spaced apart rigid posts. Each post is covered by a deflector. Horizontally extensive steel cables are secured to the posts and deflector; the cables being arranged in mutually parallel vertically spaced apart positions one above the next. The deflector provides stand-off legs to which a spectator safety screen is attached. Racecars may strike the base at high speed and may leave the raceway and contact the cables which will restrain them. The deflector provides angled surfaces for deflecting vehicles and flying parts back toward the raceway. Flying debris is prevented from reaching spectators by the safety screen.



End terminal

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

An end terminal for a guardrail system includes an elongated guardrail beam and a flattening or reshaping device defining a channel having an inlet and an outlet vertically aligned along a longitudinal axis. The guardrail beam is moveable along the longitudinal axis through the channel from the inlet to the outlet. An anchor is vertically spaced below the outlet, with a tether coupled between the anchor and an end portion of the guardrail beam. The tether is adapted to pull the guardrail beam downwardly from a first height at the outlet to a second height vertically spaced from the first height free of any engagement with any other structure once the guardrail beam exits the outlet, and with a bending of the deformed guardrail beam in only one direction after the deformed guardrail beam leaves the outlet. Methods of assembly and operation are also provided.



Adjustable picket fence

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A barrier is formed from at least one elongate rail and at least one vertical upright member. The elongate rail includes a web and a pair of opposed side walls which extend from the web to define a rail channel. Each upright member includes an aperture formed therein. In one implementation, a pin extending from a clip is inserted into the aperture, and the upright member, with the clip, is at least partially situated within the rail channel, wherein the clip is welded to an inside surface of the rail channel. In another implementation, a pin is inserted through the aperture, and the upright member, with the pin, is at least partially situated within the rail channel, wherein opposed ends of the pin are welded to an inside surface of the opposed side walls of the rail channel. The pin and aperture form a pivot point allowing the upright member to rotate with respect to the elongate rail. In a fence implementation, this allows the barrier to be racked in order to follow undulating terrain.



Fence droppers, fence clips and fencing systems

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

A fencing system comprises a fence dropper and a fence clip that couples a fence wire to the fence dropper. The fence dropper comprises an elongate body having a cross-section comprising a pair of spaced apart walls coupled by a web. At least one slot is provided in each wall on a first side of the web for capturing the fence wire. A ratio of a slot breaking mass to a cross sectional area of the fence dropper is substantially optimized. The fence clip comprises an elongate wire bent into an asymmetric shape and comprises a central portion which abuts a second side of the fence dropper and an arm extending from each end of the central portion. A hook portion of each arm captures the fence wire and a lever or lever portion of the hook portions extends the length of the fence clip to facilitate installation.



Roadside traffic barrier

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to a restraint system for vehicles in the region of roads, which is combined with substantially panel-shaped screening and/or noise protection elements (1), wherein deflecting elements (2), which are made of concrete for example, are connected to supports (4) via connecting webs (3), and the screening and/or noise protection elements (1) are held between the lateral surfaces which extend in the longitudinal direction of the deflecting elements (2) and which face the screening and/or noise protection elements (1) and the lateral surfaces of the supports (4) which face the screening and/or noise protection elements (1). The screening and/or noise protection elements (1) are provided at their lower edge with open slots (6, 6′) in which the connecting webs (3, 3′) of the deflecting elements (2) engage.



Guardrail

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

A guardrail for protecting persons against accidentally falling out of open floors. The guardrail has a number of constructional elements and connectors for assembling a coherent guardrail. The connectors include at least one first connector which has a longitudinal shape and is formed with at least one longitudinal extending slot, and at least one second connector having a first connector part to be connected to the at least one constructional element and a second connector part to connect the first connector part to the at least one first connector while engaging the at least one longitudinal extending slot of that connector. The guardrail has a stable, inexpensive and simple structure which quickly and easily can be assembled to a coherent guardrail and be disassembled. The guardrail can be fitted too to the width and height required of the guardrail for a specific opening of a given open floor.



Tension guardrail terminal

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

A terminal portion of a guardrail safety system includes a terminal portion of a guardrail beam having a downstream end and upstream end. The terminal portion of the guardrail beam slopes from a height appropriate for redirecting an errant vehicle to a height proximate the surface of the ground at an upstream end of the terminal portion. Support posts are installed adjacent a roadway in spaced apart relation to one another and are coupled to the terminal portion of the guardrail beam. A terminal support post is installed adjacent the roadway at an upstream end of the terminal portion of the guardrail beam. The terminal support post couples to an upstream end of the terminal portion of the guardrail beam by a resistive, tensile coupling that maintains tension in the terminal portion of the guardrail beam. The resistive, tensile coupling is maintained between the terminal support post and the guardrail beam during an end-on or re-directive impact by a vehicle. However, the resistive, tensile coupling between the terminal support post and the guardrail beam is released during a reverse-direction impact.



Modular infant furniture and connectors therefor

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

A modular infant furniture having crib and play-pen configurations as well as versatile connectors therefor are disclosed, where modular infant furniture includes a bar assembly having superior and inferior connectors, and where a bar element, compatible with female connectors and/or male connectors, extends between the superior and inferior connectors.



Boxing ring simulator

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

A boxing ring simulator/personal boxing ring is portable, lightweight, and interactively responsive to physical contact during use. The boxing ring simulator includes a plurality of springed posts to support horizontal rails that define the ring perimeter and to enable movement of the “ropes”. Such components capture the “Stay Off the Ropes” method, thereby providing an opportunity for the user to become familiar with the perimeter inside a ropes/boxing ring. The boxing ring simulator emphasizes keeping all activity in the center of the ring, to train a boxer/user to traditionally remain “off the ropes” while also beneficially allowing the user to learn, practice and experience how to use the ropes and/or to fight off of the ropes.



Easily installable protective sleeve for an embedded wooden post requiring uplift capability

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

A sleeve for protecting from deterioration and anchoring an embedded end of a post in the ground. The sleeve, molded from unperforated, resilient material, conforms to the exterior post dimensions and extends for at least the desired embedment distance. One or more inwardly projecting notches are cut into the post. The sleeve includes one or more reversible snap domes molded into the sleeve at locations coinciding with the post notches. The snap domes flex to an outwardly concave position as the post is being inserted into the sleeve and then snap to an inwardly concave position once the post is fully installed and the snap domes align with the notches. The inward concavity of the snap domes extends into and engages the post notches to prevent the sleeve from being removed from the post. When embedded into the ground, backfill material prevents the snap dome from being deflected into the outward concavity position, thus anchoring both post and sleeve in the ground.