US20110023771A1 - Tie-down - Google Patents

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US20110023771A1
US20110023771A1 US12462191 US46219109A US2011023771A1 US 20110023771 A1 US20110023771 A1 US 20110023771A1 US 12462191 US12462191 US 12462191 US 46219109 A US46219109 A US 46219109A US 2011023771 A1 US2011023771 A1 US 2011023771A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
    • B63BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
    • B63B17/00Vessels parts, details, or accessories, not otherwise provided for
    • B63B17/02Awnings, including rigid weather protection structures, e.g. sunroofs; Tarpaulins; Accessories for awnings or tarpaulins

Abstract

The tie-down described includes, in its preferred embodiment, a rotatable shaft the urges a hook to travel parallel to a ridged frame that when attached to a fixed object such as but not limited to, a ship deck attachment port, a downward force urges the plurality of feet to push opposite the force exerted on the hook creating a vertically mounted, ridged post. Included on the ridged frame are pluralities of connection points for connecting objects such as but not limited to, ropes and lanyards. Another improvement involves a provision for quickly creating a visual and physical safety barrier.

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    FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCHED
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  • BACKGROUND Field of Invention
  • This invention relates to a TIE-DOWN for, but not limited to, use on a ships main deck.
  • BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY
  • A conventional safety stand is laid upon the deck of a ship and erected vertically by widening of the stands vertical supports. Prior art stands are cumbersome to use and do not stay affixed to the deck where placed. Prior art stands have been known to collapse by the weight of a person leaning on them thus allowing the person to enter a dangerous area such as but not limited to, a ships hold, a pit or even fall overboard. Prior arts stands are heavy, cannot be rapidly set up and can cause damage to the deck of a ship when used. Prior art stands do not have an attachment for securing multiple stands together to create an effective barrier. Prior art stands are freestanding and allow for lateral movement of the stand often allowing a breach in a corridored area.
  • Many of the drawbacks listed of such prior art devices are overcame by the development of my invention. One of the unique features of my tie-down is that it is attached to the ship deck. Once attached, the tie down does not allow for lateral movement of the stand. Because the tie-down is light, it allows for rapid setup and the quick creation of safety corridors and safety barriers. It has a means for attaching, but not limited to, ropes or chains that would allow a plurality of tie-downs to be connected thus creating a breach proof pedestrian barrier
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • Exhibit 1; FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the tie-down in accordance with the teachings of the invention with tie-down shown in the upright locked position. A feet pocket is shown with a cut away view.
  • Exhibit 1; FIG. 2 is a side, cross sectional view of the tie-down in the upright locked position connected to a ship deck attachment point.
  • Exhibit 1, FIG. 3 is a side, cross sectional view of the tie-down in the stored position.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Viewing FIG. 1 it will be seen that the tie-down produced in accordance with the teachings of this invention may be generally described as a ridged frame (3) supporting a plurality of feet (6), a rotatable knob (1) as a means to engage a rotating internal screw (8) connected by a means but not limited to a hook (7). The ridged frame has a means, feet pockets (4) to connect the feet (6) & support legs (5) to the ridged frame (3). Mounted opposed, protruding from ridged frame (3) are connection hoops (2) a means to attach, but not limited too, lanyards.
  • Viewing FIG. 2, it will be seen, in cross section, the internal rotatable screw (8) is attached by a means to the hook (7) is attached to the ships deck d-ring (9). By rotating the internal screw a force urges the hook (7) upward while urging the plurality of feet (6) downward thus affixing the tie-down firmly to, but not limited to, the ships deck.
  • Viewing FIG. 3, it will be seen that the hook (7) is in its unattached position and the plurality of feet (6) and support legs (5) are folded inward for storage.
  • However, numerous variations are possible without deviating from and/or exceeding the spirit and scope of the inventive concept. Moreover, many of the above disclosed and other features and functions, or alternatives thereof, may be desirably combined into various other different systems or applications. In addition, numerous presently unforeseen or unanticipated alternatives, modifications, variations or improvements therein may be subsequently made by those skilled in the art, which are also intended to be encompassed by the claims that follow.
  • Finally, the following parts list for the drawing figures may be found to be of assistance in understanding more fully the concepts on my invention. Shown on FIG. 1, are items numbered 1 through 7 and in FIG. 2 are items numbered 8 & 9.
  • 1. Rotatable knob.
  • 2. Connection hoops.
  • 3. Ridged frame.
  • 4. Feet pockets.
  • 5. Support legs.
  • 6. Feet.
  • 7. Hook.
  • 8. Internal screw.
  • 9. Ship deck attachment port.

Claims (3)

    What is claimed is:
  1. 1. I claim the ability to attach to a ships d-ring, a ridged, vertical post.
  2. 2. In claim 1, the ability to create a safety barrier and/or safety corridor for creating a safety zone.
  3. 3. In claim 2, the ability to protect, such as but not limited to, a person(s) from entering a hazardous area and/or from accidentally falling into an open pit by creating a visual and physical barrier.
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CN105329411A (en) * 2015-10-30 2016-02-17 武昌船舶重工集团有限公司 Ship plate assembly

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US3946992A (en) * 1975-02-28 1976-03-30 Dell Holdings Limited Construction fence post
US4480819A (en) * 1982-06-23 1984-11-06 Keith Lopez Attachable/detachable railing device
US4655153A (en) * 1985-03-27 1987-04-07 Ronald Bel Portable stanchion for ships

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US3946992A (en) * 1975-02-28 1976-03-30 Dell Holdings Limited Construction fence post
US4480819A (en) * 1982-06-23 1984-11-06 Keith Lopez Attachable/detachable railing device
US4655153A (en) * 1985-03-27 1987-04-07 Ronald Bel Portable stanchion for ships

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CN105329411A (en) * 2015-10-30 2016-02-17 武昌船舶重工集团有限公司 Ship plate assembly

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