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TORSO HARNESS

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
182005000 Strand-engaging, with descent retarder 57
182231000 Attached to strand wound on reel, and means for retarding unwinding of strand 48
182009000 With pole encircling or grasping means 13
182008000 Ladder-associated 11
182004000 Window washer type 1
20100155175Worldwide Escape Systems - The Worldwide Escape Systems is designed for use as a fire escape for occupants of multistory buildings. The Worldwide Escape Systems comprises sturdy ropes and body harnesses. The ropes and harnesses are coated with highly stable, organo-mineral polymers, a new kind of silicate material which is fire resistant This polymer, officially designated as Quaternary Ammonium Silicates (QAS), also has outstanding heat dissipation characteristics.06-24-2010
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20130025968Systems for Use with Multiple Safety Devices and Connectors for Use Therewith - A system includes a support including an extending rigid member and a first attachment at a first position on the rigid member to which a first self-retracting lifeline is attached, The first self-retracting lifeline includes a first housing from which a first lifeline exits. The first housing is movable relative to the rigid member. The system also includes at least a second attachment at a second position on the rigid member to which a second self-retracting lifeline. The second self-retracting lifeline includes a second housing from which a second lifeline exits, The second housing is movable relative to the rigid member independent of the movement of the first housing. The first position is spaced from the second position. The system further includes a connector attached to the frame to connect the frame to an article worn by a user.01-31-2013
20090194366ENERGY ABSORBERS, CONNECTORS AND HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEMS - An energy absorber including a strap including at least a first path of relatively reduced strength extending over at least a portion of the length of the strap. The energy absorber also includes at least a first transition region including a first initial point where tearing begins along the first transition region when a force above a threshold force is applied (to the energy absorber/strap) and a first end point. The first end point is in operative connection with a first point on the first path so that tearing continues along the first path after tearing along the first transition region. A gradual increase in load occurring as tearing occurs along the transition region.08-06-2009
20100071993SAFETY TETHER ANCHOR - The present invention relates to a safety tether anchor. The safety tether anchor includes a base for mounting to a tree or other support. The base is securely connected to the support. The safety tether anchor includes a pig tail for attaching a safety harness tether to a support arm of the safety tether anchor. The pig tail can be slidably connected to the support arm so the pig tail can move inwardly or outwardly relative to the vertical support. A pivot arm can also be connected to the support arm, and the pivot arm can be used to hold a wide variety of items. 03-25-2010
20100044150RESCUE ARRANGEMENT - A rescue arrangement for effecting a rapid descent from a higher level to a lower level. The rescue arrangement comprises guiding means which substantially extend between the higher level and the lower level. Further it comprises carrying means which are connectable with the guiding means for carrying an object, in particular a person, from the higher level to the lower level via the guiding means. It also comprises first braking means located at the guiding means near the lower level for slowing down and/or stopping the carrying means near the lower level. The guiding means comprise at least two substantially parallel tracks, wherein the carrying means are adapted to be connected to at least two of the tracks.02-25-2010
20100101892SHOULDER PROTECTOR AND SAFETY HARNESS - A device for protecting a shoulder when an object (04-29-2010
20100096214SCAFFOLD SAFETY APPARATUS - The present invention relates to scaffold safety apparatuses that allow a construction worker to safely tie-off while erecting a scaffold. The present invention allows the worker to move across one or more scaffold sections without having to disengage the safety line. In one embodiment, the safety apparatus (e.g. safety device or safety mount) includes two offset elongated members disposed in essentially parallel directions, wherein at least one of these two elongated members has a device that engages a safety line. The safety apparatus also has a connector that connects one elongated member to the other elongated member, and an attachment for securing at least one elongated member to the scaffold. The present invention additionally pertains to a scaffold safety system that includes one or more safety apparatuses, and a safety line; safety scaffolds, kits and methods for using same.04-22-2010
20090159365FIREMAN'S SAFETY APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE - Methods for utilization of a safety harness, particularly for use by firefighters is disclosed, wherein the strap comprises an elongated center section with four handles, two at each end extending from the elongated center section approximately opposite each other. The invention discloses a single easily deployable tool and methods which can at least carry S.C.B.A. cylinders and/or other equipment, work as a ladder belt and/or a hose strap, move charged lines, provide an increased search area, work as a hasty harness, work for dragging a victim or firefighter, work easily for Denver drill scenarios, and carry victims or firefighters up or down stairs.06-25-2009
20090159364FIREMAN'S SAFETY APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE - A strap for utilization as a safety harness, particularly for use by firefighters is disclosed, wherein the strap comprises an elongated center section with four handles, two at each end extending from the elongated center section approximately opposite each other. The invention discloses a single easily deployable tool and methods which can at least carry S.C.B.A. cylinders and/or other equipment, work as a ladder belt and/or a hose strap, move charged lines, provide an increased search area, work as a hasty harness, work for dragging a victim or firefighter, work easily for Denver drill scenarios, and carry victims or firefighters up or down stairs.06-25-2009
20100108440FALL ARREST ASSEMBLY - A fall arrest assembly having belay lines (05-06-2010
20090314578Roping harness with improved seat - A roping harness is composed of a belt and a supporting seat joined to one another by joining straps, and comprising an attachment device. The seat is provided with means for adjusting the width to suit the user's morphology.12-24-2009
20130056302FALL PROTECTION SAFETY DEVICE WITH END OF SERVICE LIFE INDICATOR - Embodiments relate to fall protection safety devices, such as various fall arresting personal safety devices as safety harnesses, belts, and/or lanyards by way of non-exclusive example, having one or more end of service life indicators. Typically, the device would include webbing and one or more end of service life indicators for indicating when the webbing has been exposed to a sufficient concentration of some degrading condition for sufficient duration that there is a risk that the structural integrity, strength, and/or tenacity of the webbing would fall below the safety limit. Such devices would allow for a quick visual inspection to determine if the fall protection device should be retired from service.03-07-2013
20130062145FALL PREVENTION SYSTEM, MULTIPLE-RING MEMBER, FIGURE EIGHT RING, FOUR-HOLE MEMBER, METHOD FOR WORKING ON ROOF, MASTER ROPE INSTALLATION METHOD, BUCKET FOR FALL PREVENTION SYSTEM, AND HOOK FOR ROOF VERGE - A fall prevention system includes a master rope that passes over a roof of a house having a ridge, from the vicinity of the ground on one side of the house, and is installed by being extended to the vicinity of the ground on the other side of the house; a weight that is configured of buckets, is connected to the master rope at an end portion of the master rope, and is installed on the ground; and a retractable fall arrester that connects a harness worn by a worker who works on the roof to the master rope.03-14-2013
20130062144Restraint System with Dual Release Mechanisms - Disclosed is a restraint system for a vehicle. A crewmember or occupant is interconnected to the restraint system by way of a strap. The strap has two separate and independently operable release mechanisms. The strap permits the occupant to be either manually or automatically released from the associated restraint. The restraint can be mounted within any of a variety of land, sea, air, or space based vehicles. In one non-limiting embodiment, the first release mechanism is automatically activated in response to a triggering event and the second release mechanism is manually activated by the occupant pulling on a lanyard.03-14-2013
20120193165Apparatus for Receiving Shock Loading - A fall restraint system includes a cable for attachment to a fall restraint harness assembly of a worker. The cable can be attached to a boom arm cantilevered on a mast carried from the ground or can be stretched between two points on opposed walls. A shock absorber is provided for absorbing at least part of the shock forces so as to reduce the loading applied to the support system. This comprises an elongate member with a movable member or sleeve mounted on it for longitudinal movement. The movement is resisted by a friction brake or a compressible material contained within a tube so that the sleeve moves along the tube in response to loads exceeding the normal load to reduce the loading on the cable while compressing the material in the tube.08-02-2012
20090236176Integrated harness boiler suit - An integrated harness boiler suit has a body and a safety harness. The body has a trunk and multiple limbs. The trunk has multiple limb openings corresponding to a wearer's limbs, an access opening formed centrally in the trunk so a wearer can put on and remove the suit and a linking component for opening and closing. The safety harness is sewn on the body and has a chest binding sewn on the trunk for strengthening closure of the access opening and a connecting leash sewn on the trunk for connecting to a fixture or other person using a line. The integrated boiler suit is convenient to wear, requires no training to be worn safely and may be worn quickly and safely in emergencies.09-24-2009
20130068556Adjustable Harness - A safety harness tool has a single web member that is used to form two arm loop structures and two leg loop structures for respectively securing the limbs of a body. The loops are primarily formed by stitched certain portions of the single web member to itself. The arm loops are made to have extra material, beyond what is needed to be securely placed around the arms of the body. When the harness tool is in use, the excess portions of the two arm loops are tied to each other and/or adjusted in size using an adjustment ring, such as a double buckle.03-21-2013
20100089693Erector Scaffold Deck Fall Arrest Assembly - A system and method for a scaffold deck with a fall arrest assembly is disclosed. The fall arrest assembly comprises a deck structure (04-15-2010
20110315475DEVICE FOR EMERGENCY LOWERING OF A PERSON FROM A HIGH-RISE BUILDING - An apparatus for the emergency lowering of a person from a high-rise building is fastened on the person's back. The apparatus includes an inflatable central toroidal chamber having a membrane for accommodating the person. The chamber is connected on one side to inflatable shafts which, upon inflation, are arranged in a cone, and which are interconnected by inflatable connectors. The chamber is connected on the other side to an inflatable damping structure with a toroidal inflatable chamber connected by inflatable shafts to the central toroidal chamber. The toroidal inflatable chamber of the damping structure has a diameter which is greater than the diameter of the central toroidal chamber and is less than the diameter of the base of the cone formed by shafts straightened out upon inflation. An air-impermeable perforated fabric is stretched between the shafts and toroidal chambers. An independent gas source is connected to one of the toroidal inflatable chambers or to one of the inflatable shafts.12-29-2011
20110284322Rapid access casualty extraction (RACE) belt - The present invention relates generally to a casualty recovery device that allows for a hands free recovery or extraction, either in a combat theatre or any other emergency rescue operation where hands free operation is of significant benefit and time is of the essence.11-24-2011
20110284321ADJUSTABLE HARNESS LEG LOOP - The present invention relates to adjustable harness leg loops. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a harness leg loop system comprising a first and second leg loop intercoupled with one another at respective coupling points. The first and second leg loops include interior regions within which a user's leg may be disposed. The areas of the interior regions are individually selectively adjustable via respective slidable members disposed between the interior region and the coupling point of each leg loop. The selective adjustability of the interior region areas does not substantially affect the rise between the interior regions and the coupling points. The minimum shear strength of the interior regions is independent of the slidable members. Therefore, if one of the slidable members fails, an object coupled through the interior region will not necessarily break free from the interior region.11-24-2011
20110290586Fall Restrict Device - A fall restrict device is disclosed. The fall restrict device may include an outer strap having first and second ends, an inner strap having first and second ends, a first releasable connector connected substantially adjacent to the first end of the inner strap, a second releasable connector connected to the second end of the inner strap, and a fastening mechanism releasably secured to the second end of the outer strap for connecting the outer strap to the inner strap. The fastening mechanism includes a carabiner, a link attached to a roller that is moveable along the inner strap, and a plate. The fall restrict device may also include a first adjustment mechanism for adjusting the outer strap and a second adjustment mechanism for adjusting the inner strap. The first adjustment mechanism may comprise a buckle and the second adjustment mechanism may comprise a bracket assembly. The inner strap may comprise a polyamide webbing surrounded by a flexible polymer coating.12-01-2011
20110214938SUPPORT ASSEMBLY - This invention relates of a support assembly for a vehicle of the type that includes an enclosed load carrying compartment having a roof, said support assembly being adapted to provide support for a person when moving about on said roof. The support assembly includes a guide that is mountable on the roof and a base that is adapted to engage said guide and which is capable of movement along said guide while remaining engaged therewith. The support assembly also includes a support structure that includes a lower end portion that is pivotally connected to the base and a handle that is spaced from said base. The support assembly also includes a lock for selectively locking the support structure in a desired attitude relative to the base.09-08-2011
20100193288COMPACT BAILOUT POUCH WITH ROPE COILING APPARATUS - A rapid egress apparatus that includes a bailout pouch formed by a plurality of fabric panels that open to accommodate a coiled rope and close to stow a coiled rope, wherein the pouch includes an opening through which a rapid egress rope may be pulled from said bailout pouch, a rope, and a rope coiling apparatus for rapidly forming the rope into a coil comprising a plurality of stacked figure eight portions.08-05-2010
20110198152FALL ARREST ASSEMBLY - A fall arrest assembly (08-18-2011
20090205904SYSTEM AS ATTACHMENT POSSIBILITY FOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT TO ARREST FALLS - A System as attachment possibility for safety equipments to arrest falls produced by attachment points or, respectively, guide lines or rails secured by a weighting load, is designed so that a disk with a large area of adaptable size and form is composed of individual elements with a small area which are designed to be connected together. Said disk is arranged to be covered with a weighting load (as for example a bulk material, plates or the like) and is accordingly able to take up forces as occur in the case of arresting a fall by way of attachment points applied to it or integrated in individual elements.08-20-2009
20090277718Rescue Apparatus - The invention relates to a rescue apparatus to be lowered from buildings and other elevated locations. The invention includes an enclosure defining an interior space configured for receiving an individual, a harness, and one or more cable securements. The enclosure includes a bottom surface, a sidewall having an internal surface and an external surface, and a closure mechanism coupled to the sidewall and configured for at least partially isolating the interior space from a surrounding environment. In another aspect, the invention relates to a rescue apparatus including a harness assembly and a cable attached thereto.11-12-2009
20110168487Strap Management Apparatus and Arrangement - A strap management apparatus for an attachable arrangement including at least one elongate strap having at least one free end. The strap management apparatus includes: a substantially rigid member having a body with a first end and a second end; and at least one substantially elastic member operatively engaging the body of the rigid member and a portion of the at least one strap of the attachable arrangement; wherein the rigid member is configured to be urged away from the portion of the at least one strap, thereby creating a generally rectangular or trapezoidal opening through which the at least one free end of the at least one strap can be inserted. An attachable arrangement is also disclosed.07-14-2011
20110168485BELT BUCKLE DEVICE - In a belt buckle device including a tongue piece (07-14-2011
20110203870JET BRIDGE FALL PROTECTION ASSEMBLY - A fall protection system that includes at least one rail section, at least one shuttle and at least one connecting member is provided. The at least one rail section is configured and arranged to be coupled to a structure that changes in length. The at least one shuttle is configured and arranged to movably engage the at least one rail section. In addition, the at least one connecting member is configured and arranged to provide a connection point to the at least one shuttle.08-25-2011
20110203871ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED FALL ARRESTER FOR A FALL PROTECTION SYSTEM - The fall arrester (08-25-2011
20100126801Fall arrest apparatus - A fall arrest apparatus for building construction comprises: a base; a support column comprising one or more interconnecting stanchions, the support column having a proximal end mounted to the base; a boom mast having a proximal end rotatably coupled to a distal end of the support column; a boom operable to support a load, the boom having a proximal end coupled to the boom mast such that a distal end of the boom extends away from the boom mast; and a boom support assembly coupled to the boom and the boom mast such that at least a portion of the load is borne by the boom support assembly when the load is applied to the boom.05-27-2010
20090032333Suspension trauma relief strap assembly for use with a full body harness - A suspension trauma relief strap assembly comprises a sling and a housing. The sling includes an intermediate portion interconnecting a first end and a second end. The first end is looped back and secured onto itself proximate the intermediate portion to form a connector portion. The housing is operatively connected to the first end proximate the intermediate portion, and the housing includes a cavity configured and arranged to receive at least a portion of the intermediate portion.02-05-2009
20120067669SAFETY PROTECTION DEVICE FOR ROOF CONSTRUCTION OF TRAIN BODY ASSEMBLY - A safety protection device for the roof construction of a train body assembly comprises two arch bridge shaped transverse walking boards and a safety rope, wherein the safety rope is fixed between the span of the two arch bridge shaped transverse walking boards. The invention has the following benefit effects: the safety for the worker walking and working on the roof can be guaranteed since the worker walks up to the roof through the arch bridge shaped transverse walking boards and ties the other end of a safety belt which is tied on him to the safety rope.03-22-2012
20120067668FALL ARREST DEVICE AND KIT - At least one feature provides a fall arrest device for securing a user. The fall arrest device comprises a primary support member adapted to couple to a doorway, a security line having a first end adapted to couple to the primary support member, and a harness adapted to couple to a second end of the security line. The primary support member includes a first support member adapted to secure the primary support member to a first surface of a wall of the doorway, a second support member adapted to secure the primary support member to a second surface of the wall of the doorway, and at least one connecting member adapted to removeably couple the first support member and the second support member to each other. The connecting member may be adjusted to change a spacing between the first and second support members to secure the primary support member to the doorway.03-22-2012
20120067667Safety device and method of using same - A safety device securable on a roof with a fastener, comprising: an anchor bracket having a substantially L-shaped configuration, the anchor bracket including a safety line attachment portion having a substantially plate-shaped configuration and defining a safety line attachment aperture extending therethrough; and a roof attachment portion having a substantially plate-shaped configuration. The roof attachment portion defines a plurality of substantially elongated slots each extending inwardly from one of the roof attachment portion side edges for receiving the fastener therethrough when the fastener is secured to the roof. The slots are slanted so as to extend away from the roof attachment portion proximal end in a direction leading away from the one of the roof attachment portion side edges. A safety line is attached to the safety line attachment portion.03-22-2012
20120067666SHOCK ABSORBING LANYARD - A lanyard has an energy absorbing section which exhibits an arrest force which goes from at least 3 kilo newtons to at least 5 kilo newtons when subjected to a load of 160 kg which free fell from 5.9 feet.03-22-2012
20090200106Rapid extraction body harness with extendable drag straps - A body harness having an adjustable waist strap; a shoulder strap having a first distal end affixed to a right side of said waist strap and a second distal end affixed to a left side of said waist strap generally opposite from said first distal end so that said shoulder strap is carried by said waist strap in a looping arrangement; a back strap affixed between said waist strap and shoulder strap, wherein said back strap extends approximately between a midpoint of said waist strap and a midpoint of said shoulder strap for supporting the back of the user when being dragged; an elongated drag strap carried by said back strap and disposed generally at the intersection of said back strap and said shoulder strap for extending to facilitate dragging of the user; and, a hand grip carried by said drag strap for increased grip.08-13-2009
20110226548PORTABLE VEHICLE-STABILIZED MAST AND FALL PROTECTION SYSTEM - Deployable fall protection systems and components are disclosed for protecting against worker falls in cargo handling operations. Workers wearing harnesses are attached to a lifeline supported from overhead, the support being attached to ground-standing mast assemblies stabilized by the weight of a vehicle parked on a foot portion of the mast assembly.09-22-2011
20130213735Safety Securing Device and Securing Assembly Comprising Such a Device - A safety securing device has two carabiners intended to receive a securing element, each of the carabiners including a hook provided with an opening; a detection device which can be activated upon insertion of the aforementioned element into the hook; a closure door; and a device for locking the door, coupled to a stressing device arranged to activate the locking device when the door is closed. The carabiners are interconnected by a transmission device that connects the detection device of one carabiner to the locking device of the other carabiner, the activation of the detection device of either of the carabiners triggering the deactivation of the locking device of the other carabiner.08-22-2013
20090260919SAFETY LINE ANCHOR - An anchor assembly for an elongate safety line comprises safety line gripping means connected to a bracket means by a releasable clamping means. The releasable clamping means comprises a tapered clamp formed by first and second opposed clamping surfaces defining a tapered space between them, a tapered member having a tapered profile matching the tapered space and a clamping element adapted to urge the first and second clamping surfaces together to clamp the tapered member between them.10-22-2009
20090255756HARNESS WITH INTEGRATED FALL ARREST SYSTEM - A fall arrest system formed from a suspension seat supported by a plurality of shoulder straps coupled to an adjustable waist belt is disclosed. The suspension seat formed from a platform that is suspended beneath the adjustable waist belt such that the suspension seat is positioned generally vertically with straps that include breakable connections. During a fall, the breakable connections break and the suspension seat falls into a horizontal position to support a person about which the fall arrest system is attached. During the fall, a self extraction ladder may also be deployed. The fall arrest system may also include fabric layers attached to front and rear sides of shoulder straps. In addition, the side areas under a user's arms between the front and rear sides are open.10-15-2009
20100012424FALL ARRESTER FOR A CLIMBING PROTECTION SYSTEM - The fall arrester (01-21-2010
20100200330TRUSS GUSSET PLATE AND ANCHOR SAFETY SYSTEM - A gusset plate for securing roof truss members together and aiding in anchoring a security line. The plate is planar and metallic having front and rear surfaces and an outer perimeter. Teeth project outwardly from the rear surface. The perimeter includes a flat or V-shaped first edge and a U-shaped second edge. The V-shape and U-shape open in the same direction. The plate includes first and second wings defined between the first and second edges and extending for a distance along the front surfaces of the truss members. A shackle on the security line is secured to the roof truss proximate where the roof truss is reinforced by the gusset plate. The plate secures the truss members together and can provide a strong, rigid surface for the shackle to engage thereby reducing the likelihood of damage to the truss when force is applied to the security line.08-12-2010
20100200329HARNESS WEBBING PROTECTION SYSTEM - A webbing protection system is provided. The webbing protection system includes at least one pad portion and at least one protective member. The at least one pad portion has a first pad surface and a second pad surface. The first pad surface of each pad portion is configured to engage a portion of a body of a user. The second pad surface of each pad portion has at least one pad channel guide. Each protective member has at least one raised portion. Each protective member is coupled to an associated pad portion such that the raised portion of the protective member is aligned with an associated pad channel guide of the associated pad portion to provide a first guide path for the first webbing. Each protective member provides wear and abrasion protection for the first webbing proximate the guide path.08-12-2010
20120103724Full Body Harness For Fall Arrest Utilizing Variable-Width Webbing - The present invention provides a full body harness which includes at least one unitary length of webbing woven with a variable width along its length which improves the comfort, use and performance of the harness, particularly in suspension and work positioning. Preferably, the harness uses several pieces of webbing to form two shoulder straps, two identical leg straps, and a subpelvic strap. The variable-width webbing is preferably used to form the subpelvic strap.05-03-2012
20110174573Chest Strap Arrangement for an Attachable Arrangement - A chest strap arrangement for an attachable arrangement removably attachable to a user and having a first torso strap and a second torso strap. The chest strap arrangement includes: a strap member with a first portion and a second portion; a first buckle having at least one substantially horizontal slot through which the first torso strap extends; and a second buckle having at least one substantially horizontal slot through which the second torso strap extends. In one embodiment, the cross sectional thickness of at least a portion of an outer end area of a buckle is greater than the cross sectional thickness of at least a portion of an inner end area of the buckle.07-21-2011
20090314577HARNESS WITH SUPPORTING BINDING - The invention relates to a harness for personal safety, in particular a safety harness, with two shoulder pieces (12-24-2009
20100193289MULTISTORY BUILDING FAST ESCAPE AND RESCUE DEVICE - An escape and rescue device used in a multistory building during a terrorist threat or a fire to: a) evacuate a person or persons attached to an expandable disc support with an attachment that is lowered from an upper level of a building through a vertical tube, by using a lesser pressure at the top of the tube and a higher pressure at the bottom of the tube, using a door at the top or a door at the bottom to maintain pressure or by artificial air pressure, thereby permitting the fast evacuation of many people in a short time, b) it can be used by firemen in training in its use and benefits, c) also at amusement parks, where there would be a ride that would teach the users about its reliability and safety, and d) to transport firemen in a fast way from the ground to the upper floors without interfering with the evacuation in process at the congested stairways of the building.08-05-2010
20100193287Motion bicycle learning / handicap safety harness - A motion bicycle safety harness system for bicyclists utilizing a safety harness produced from a heavy weight fabric having a padded interior and attaching, through the use of a carabineer at the rear of the harness, to a height adjustment device. The height adjustment device uses a reinforced backing material having a series of loops allowing a custom adjustment for a variety of bicyclist heights. A nylon type roping material attaches via a carabineer from the height adjustment device and may allow for some stretching that may be advantageous to a bicyclist while performing a motion if they separated from the motion bicycle. The nylon type roping material attaches to a bearing swivel having a 360° turning radius. The attachment of the bearing swivel to a fixed position or a static cable between to poles allowing free movement of the bicyclist performing motions or traversing an obstacle course.08-05-2010
20100213003Guardrail Carriage - A system of increased safety when performing work using a ladder is described. The system includes a ladder bracket for temporarily attachment of a ladder to a structure to stabilize or secure the ladder. The bracket is easy to install and acts to limit or prevent slippage of the ladder laterally or away from the structure and generally promotes a greater margin of safety. In addition, the system includes a bracket for temporarily, yet securely, attaching a safety railing to a ladder. A guardrail carriage for securing a person to a rail via a tether is further provided.08-26-2010
20100224443WEARABLE, SELF-DEPLOYING FALL ARREST DEVICE - A wearable, self-deploying fall arrest device to resist sliding movement of a climber on a climbing surface includes a pick blade pivotable between a retracted position and a deployed position. A tip of an out-turned tooth on the pick blade can be oriented downwardly and outwardly in the retracted position to engage and catch the climbing surface. An out-turned fin can be disposed on the opposite end of the pick blade above the pivot to urge the pick blade out of the retracted position upon pressing the fin against the climbing surface.09-09-2010
20100243373BUCKLE - A buckle and catch used to couple webbing together is provided. The buckle includes a connecting portion, a slide and locking member. The connecting portion is configured to selectively engage an engaging portion of a first webbing. The slide of the buckle is configured to engage a second webbing and the locking member is configured to selectively press the second webbing on the slide09-30-2010
20100243372FIREMAN'S COMPACT SAFETY DRAG HARNESS - A fire safety harness for dragging a downed fireman to safety in a burning building is made of flat, strong, flexible webbing material and has a Y-shape. The Y-shaped harness has two short legs approximately three feet in length and a long leg approximately six feet in length. In a one-man rescue, the long leg is attached to the victim and the single rescuer's two arms are placed through the two short even legs, respectively. In a two-man rescue, one short leg of the harness is attached to the victim. Each of the two rescuers places one arm through the remaining one short and one long leg, respectively. The different lengths of the short and long legs enable the two rescuers to walk in staggered positions.09-30-2010
20110232994EMERGENCY EVACUATION RAPPEL LINE ANCHOR MOUNT APPARATUS - A rappel line anchor mount apparatus for use primarily with generally planar type support surfaces and fixtures provides a generally flat, substantially T-shaped body arranged to mount a rappel line on the normally upright leg extending substantially perpendicularly centrally from the work surface edge of the normally laterally extending top leg forming the T-shaped anchor body. The anchor mount apparatus may be formed with opposite jaw members pivotally secured together for movement between an extended, operative condition for use, and a collapsed, folded condition for efficient storage and carrying when not in use.09-29-2011
20090321184PORTABLE ANCHOR ASSEMBLY - A portable anchor assembly is provided. The portable anchor assembly includes a weight assembly and a fork assembly. The weight assembly is configured to hold at least one weight. The weight assembly includes a portion that is configured to penetrate a surface upon which the portable anchor system is resting during use. The fork assembly is coupled to the weight assembly. The fork assembly is configured to dig into the surface upon which the portable anchor system is resting during use. The fork assembly further includes an anchor connection point for the portable anchor assembly.12-31-2009
20100300803HARNESS FOR PERSONAL SAFETY - The invention relates to a harness for personal safety, particularly a safety harness, climbing harness, or seat harness, particularly for a carabiner, wherein the belay device is disposed on a belt of the harness and the belt is enclosed by a first enclosing band that forms the load-bearing portion of the belt. The arrangement is made such that the belay device is formed by at least one enclosing band, which is connected to the belt by a predetermined section so as to enclose the belt, and which is released from the belt via another predetermined section.12-02-2010
20100300804Di-Electric Harness For Fall Arrest Systems - The di-electric harness for fall arrest systems includes a full body harness having first and second webbings extending through a chest plate and back plate. The first and second webbings cross at the chest plate and at the back plate and form a loop at the back plate in which is disposed a D-ring. The first and second webbings each extend through a hip plate to form a leg strap. The chest plate, back plate and hip plates are made of non-metal.12-02-2010
20100133040Roof clamp for fall protection safety equipment - A multi part clamp for fall protection use on a standing seam roof. One component of the clamp is a clamp body with a slot formed within. This slot that may be so designed to allow attachment to multiple styles of standing seam roofs without having to slide the clamp body onto an end of a seam. Another component of the clamp is a pressure bar so designed as to apply pressure to the standing seam without puncturing or tearing the seam metal. Another component is one or more fasteners may be directed through the clamp body to apply pressure and secure the pressure bar to the roof seam and further secure the clamp to the standing seam. Another component is an attachment bracket on the clamp body for attaching a safety fall arrest system or harness to the clamp that is capable of maintaining load in four directions.06-03-2010
20110240403Lifeline Connector for Use with Self-Retracting Lifeline with Disconnectable Lifeline - A lifeline connector assembly for releasably interconnecting a first portion and a second portion of a lifeline, the first portion including a first distal end to which a first stop is operatively connected, the second portion including a second distal end to which a second stop is operatively connected, comprises a first stop operatively connected to the first distal end, a second stop operatively connected to the second distal end, and a receiving member operatively connected to the second stop and configured and arranged to receive at least a portion of the first stop thereby interconnecting the first portion and the second portion.10-06-2011
20110073408LIFELINE SUPPORT RAIL - A life line support for the traveler of a safety harness includes an elongate flexible tensioned cable and a square tube loosely surrounding the cable defining an outside surface for receiving the traveler for movement along the tube. The traveler includes rollers and is formed in two parts which can open to engage around the tube from one side and held closed by the attachment of the life line. The tube is tensioned between wall mountings and the cable is tensioned relative to the wall mountings by additional springs pulling on the cable separately from the tube. The cable thus provides the support strength while the tube provides the rolling surface.03-31-2011
20110061971RESCUE ARRANGEMENT - The invention relates to a rescue arrangement for effecting a rapid descent from a higher level to a lower level. The rescue arrangement comprises guiding means which extend between the higher level and the lower level, as well as carrying means which are connectable to the guiding means for carrying a person or another object from the higher level to the lower level along the guiding means. Magnetic braking means, which comprise a series of permanent magnets, are located on the guiding means or the carrying means for slowing down the carrying means at least near the lower end of the guiding means.03-17-2011
20110048851SAFETY ANCHOR - A safety anchor is removably attachable to a roof of a building. The safety anchor includes a portion receivable in a drain line of the roof. The safety anchor also includes a stem received in openings of the portion and an elastic member attached to the stem. The elastic member has an adjustable diameter, and the diameter of the elastic member is increased to contact walls of the drain line to secure the safety anchor to the roof.03-03-2011
20110031065Self-belay set as well as a system with belay points - For the purpose of avoiding accidents during use, a self-belay set with two carabiners (K02-10-2011
20110042165ENERGY ABSORBER FOR PERSONAL FALL ARRESTOR - An energy absorber for use in a personal fall arresting system wherein a pair of webbing are held together by tear away binder elements which are arranged to rupture under controlled conditions to prevent failure of the absorber when experiencing high load conditions.02-24-2011
20110174572Attachable Arrangement - An attachable arrangement, including a plurality of straps removably attachable to a body of a user. The plurality of straps includes: at least one strap removably attachable around a first leg of the user; and at least one strap removably attachable around a second leg of the user. When attached, the at least one strap extends around the leg of the user in a direction of equal to or less than about 30° from a substantially horizontal line perpendicular to a substantially vertical axis extending down the leg of the user. A full body harness is also disclosed.07-21-2011
20080289903Safety harness - The present invention generally relates to a safety restraint suitable for restraining the hunter to a tree in a deer stand. The safety harness of the invention comprises a 11-27-2008
20080202849Billboard fall arrest system - A billboard fall arrest system comprises a track member which attaches with mounting brackets to either the vertical upright members of the billboard or to the horizontal ledger members. The track member may further comprise extended curved sections which extend into the area of the walkaround catwalk, thereby allowing a worker to be secured to the fall arrest system with a single lanyard while moving to the ladder at the walkaround catwalk. A sliding member slidably engages the track member, where the sliding member travels along or in the track member as the worker moves relative to the track member. A safety line is attached at one end to the sliding member and attached at the other end to a safety harness worn by the worker.08-28-2008
20110017546METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS DIRECTED TO SAFETY HARNESSES, AND TOOL BAGS AND HOLDERS, FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND THE LIKE - Full body safety harnesses for fall arrest comprising one or more of: 1) A substantially rigid, resilient and water-resistant core throughout substantially the entire body harness frame 2) Serpentine shoulder straps having an S-configuration from at least the central crossing point of the back-shoulder straps. 3) An integrated, fixed chest strap disposed between shoulder straps. 4) An integrated tool bag attachment configuration that comprises an elongated horizontal element configured to comfortably, safely and reliably hold the heavy tool bag that a construction worker may wear. 5) A safety line attachment element guard configured to hold a safety line attachment element such as a D-ring out of the way when not in use. 6) A unitized harness frame wherein substantially all of the harness has the substantially rigid, resilient and water-resistant core. 7) An elongated, elasticized webbing keeper that is longer than it is wide and fits like a sleeve over both the feed portion and the loose end of any loose webbing that can fold back on itself, such as end of a thin nylon strap that passes through an adjustment buckle (or other webbing length adjustor). 8) Visible outer material (i.e., material that is visible to non-wearers of the harness when the harness is being worn, i.e., the outward-facing chest, back, side and/or shoulder areas) comprising a high visibility background material in combination with retroreflective material (the retroreflective material can be, for example, a combined performance material).01-27-2011
20110168486FALL-ARRESTING SYSTEM - A worker-lifting unit such as a boom lift or scissors lift may be provided with fall-arresting system for a worker. The fall-arresting system may include a worker-support device enclosed by guard rails and an anchoring point for a fall-arresting harness of the worker. The anchoring point may be positioned on the worker-support device high enough so that, when the worker is in the device, the anchoring point is above the worker's harness. Thus the worker may safely leave the device, when it is in a raised position, while the worker's fall-arresting harness may remain attached to the anchoring point.07-14-2011
20110067953Extraction Device - An extraction device comprises a sling comprising a preformed closed loop of adaptable size and a tightening element extending from the preformed loop, pulling of which reduces the loop size. A sliding connection connects the sling to a flexible line having two attachment elements disposed at opposite ends thereof. An extraction garment comprises a belt and a distal attachment point supported an outward distance from the belt for selective connection to the attachment element to facilitate hands-free pulling. The preformed loop can be easily disposed about a casualty and tightened with one hand, leaving the rescuer's other hand free. The sliding connection automatically adjusts the connection point between the sling and flexible line in response to pulling force(s) exerted on the end(s) of the flexible line. The distal attachment point of the extraction garment reduces tendency for the belt to twist under loading.03-24-2011
20110094828MOUNTING DEVICE AND FALL PROTECTION SYSTEM - A mounting device for mounting on a wall of an object comprises an at least substantially form-retaining base part (04-28-2011
20110186382FALL ARREST DEVICE - A fall arrest device comprises a body (08-04-2011
20100025148FALL ARREST HARNESS - A fall arrest harness comprises a pair of shoulder straps, a pair of leg straps and a rear section extending therebetween, a lanyard connection member being connected to a sternal or chest region of the shoulder straps, the rear section defining a seat portion, adapted to lie across the sub-pelvic region or seat of the wearer, and a back portion, adapted to overlie at least a portion of the back of the wearer, the shoulder straps extending between side regions of the seat portion, preferably adjacent a lower edge thereof, and an upper region of the back portion, whereby the wearer, when suspended in the harness by the lanyard connection member, lies in a supine position with the weight of the wearer supported by the seat portion and back portion of the rear section and the shoulder straps with no load being borne by the leg straps.02-04-2010
20120031700DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATING TO FALL PROTECTION ANCHORAGE FOR OVER HEAD AND ROOFING INSTALLATION FEATURING EVACUATION FROM SERVICE - A fall protection anchor and related systems and methods. The anchor comprises a first elongate leg and a second elongate leg connected to each other at a base plate. The first elongate leg comprises a first base end and a first apex end and further comprises a first capture portion near the first base end and a first intra-connection portion near the first apex end. At least the second elongate leg comprises a second base end and a second apex end and further comprises a second capture portion near the second base end and a second intra-connection portion near the second apex end as well as a holding portion located beyond the capture portion: the holding portion comprises a holding element such as holding hole configured to securely hold a fall restraint device connected to a worker.02-09-2012
20090038884Safety harness - An improved safety harness and method of using same that allows for self-rescue and suspension trauma relief from either a vertical or horizontal anchor, such as a tree or an overhead beam, the safety harness having an adjustable front tie-in assembly whereby the distance between the waist strap and the thigh straps can be adjusted. The wearer is able to change from rear suspension to front suspension after a fall without the necessity of completely detaching from a safety line.02-12-2009
20120037450HARNESS FOR LINESMEN - A safety harness for use on power transmission pylons has a main section with at least a portion thereof being electrically conductive, and a coupling for connecting that portion to earth. The harness may include a lower support section, with the main section having shoulder straps and an upper back portion. The electrically conductive portion is normally located in at least one of shoulder and waist areas of the main section. The earth connection can be made through a lanyard extending from the harness to the respective pylon.02-16-2012
20110315474POST ANCHOR EXTENSION FOR A HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEM - Personal fall arrest systems, such as horizontal lifeline systems, are described in the present disclosure. Typically, posts are inserted in a structure to support a cable used in the horizontal lifeline systems. According to the implementations of post anchor extension described herein, the present disclosure describes a post anchor extension having a base component configured to be inserted within a foundation element of a structure in a fall hazard area of the structure. The post anchor extension also includes a post sleeve configured to be fixedly connected relative to the base component. The post sleeve is further configured to support a post of a horizontal lifeline system.12-29-2011
20090188749SAFETY HARNESS - A safety harness includes a safety belt unit having a pair of shoulder straps, a connecting belt having one end connected to the safety belt unit, and a hook-engaging member connected to the connecting belt. The hook-engaging member has a loop body confining a loop space therein, and a collar extending from the loop body into the loop space.07-30-2009
20090071749Energy-absorbing textile element - Component of a fall-arrest apparatus, comprising a first element (03-19-2009
20110155505Connector device to prevent worker from falling - A connector device for attaching to a rail of a scaffolding includes an attachment member attached to a lever for coupling to a worker, two gripping members slidably attached onto the lever for adjustably engaging with the rails of different width, and two brackets slidably attached to the gripping members and each having a jaw member for selectively engaging with the lever and for anchoring the gripping member to the lever at the selected position, two barrels are slidably attached onto the lever for mounting the gripping member and each include a slot for receiving the jaw member which is engageable with the ratchet teeth of the lever to anchor the gripping member to the lever at the selected position.06-30-2011
20100065370FALL PROTECTION - The present invention concerns a device for securing persons on maintenance work on aircraft surfaces, having a cable (03-18-2010
20120055737Safety Harness - An improved safety harness and method of using same that allows for self-rescue and suspension trauma relief from either a vertical or horizontal anchor, such as a tree or an overhead beam, the safety harness having an adjustable front tie-in assembly whereby the distance between the waist strap and the thigh straps can be adjusted. The wearer is able to change from rear suspension to front suspension after a fall without the necessity of completely detaching from a safety line.03-08-2012
20120012421Harness and Lift Sling - A safety harness and quick connecting lifting sling used by people such as commercial divers that are required to wear some type of helmet or head gear (such as a diving helmet or full face mask) while being lifted wearing the safety harness. The harness is designed with multiple attachment points that are used to quickly connect the lifting sling for lifting the diver in or out of the water. The lifting sling has been specifically designed with one or more net structures that are used to stabilize the head area and support the weight of the head gear (diving helmet or mask) when the diver is lifted to help prevent neck fatigue and/or injuries to the diver, even if the person is unconscious.01-19-2012
20110100750ADJUSTABLE HARNESS - A harness for securing a child in a parade carry position is provided that includes a first strap having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first strap comprising a buckle at the second end; and a second strap having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the second strap comprising a buckle at the second end, wherein the buckle at the second end of the second strap is capable of being removably coupled to the buckle at the second end of the first strap, and wherein each of the first ends of the first and second strap include a cinchable loop.05-05-2011
20100187040FALL ARREST SAFETY SYSTEM - This present teachings relate an engineered fall-arrest mechanism that stops the free fall of up to two workers simultaneously. The present teachings are described in four exemplary embodiments.07-29-2010
20120073901Passenger Or Load Raising Aid - The invention relates to a passenger or load raising aid for ladders (03-29-2012
20120073900Safety Line Anchoring System - A safety line anchor system is provided and includes an elongate member including a threaded stud at one end for threading the member on to a threaded opening in a trench plate, a flange fixed to the stud end of the member above the stud base, the flange having two or more openings provided there through for accepting two or more stabilization bolts, a freely rotable platform attached to the end of the elongate member opposite the stud end, the platform including two or more slots cut there through for accepting safety line attachments, and a crane handle fixed to the rotable platform, the crane handle for accepting a crane hook.03-29-2012
20120312633Roof Strap Anchor Safety System - Disclosed is a new fall prevention and roof safety device, comprising an elongated strap adapted to span between two gutters and run along a roof surface. The strap employs a pair of ratchet straps, a central D-ring positioned at the strap midlength for placement over the ridge of a pitched roof, and a pair of gutter hooks at each end of the strap. The D-ring is adapted for attachment of a safety line, while the gutter hooks comprise substantially C-shaped hooks and an opening to secure around a gutter, securing against a roof soffit without placing load directly onto the gutter. Optionally, a gutter wedge, comprising a block adapted to fit within the gutter interior, may be used for structures that do not have adequate soffit attachment clearance for a gutter hook. The disclosed safety device can be quickly installed and removed without using nails, screws, or other permanent fixturing.12-13-2012
20100300802Single Waistband Belt System Convertible Between a Sit Harness and Quick Release Utility Belt - A belt system convertible into and out of a sit harness configuration for selective use as a harness or a utility belt features a pair of leg loops and a waistband equipped with a quick release buckle. Support straps projecting from the leg loops are arranged for releasable engagement to the waistband and releasable engagement to one another so that the releasable engagement to one another when also engaged to the waistband provides a second closure thereof so that the waistband remains closed by the connection between the support straps even if the quick release buckle on the waistband is inadvertently disengaged. Using only a single waistband, the belt system provides a quick release function when used only as a utility belt, yet avoids the hazard of having the waistband open by inadvertent release of the quick release waistband buckle during use as a harness.12-02-2010
20120186906FALL ARREST SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING SAME - Embodiments of the disclosure provide a fall arrest system. The fall arrest system may include a post disposed on a clamp. The clamp may be configured to secure to a base structure. The fall arrest system may also include a davit arm disposed on the post via one or more hinges. The post may be configured to support a winch and the davit arm may be configured to support a cable therefrom.07-26-2012
20120228056SAFETY HARNESSES, CONNECTIVE RING ATTACHMENTS FOR USE IN SAFETY HARNESSES AND BACK PADS FOR USE IN SAFETY HARNESSES - A back pad system for use in connection with a safety harness which includes at least two spaced back straps and a connector adapted to be connected to a line or lanyard. In one form, the system includes a back pad having passages through which the two back straps can be passed to be crossed over the connector, an attachment to which the connector can be moveably attached, and at least one member that captures the connector in an upright position upon application of force such as manual force (either directly or indirectly) to the connector to move the connector to the upright position.09-13-2012
20100326767Swivel D-ring attachment point - A swivel D-ring attachment point. A first attachment portion has a first closed aperture defining a circular ring portion that extends over a first circumferential range of at least 180 degrees of arc that is symmetrically disposed relative to an axis. A second attachment portion has a second closed aperture. The first and second attachment portions are joined together so as to permit freely swivelling one of the attachment portions relative to the other around the axis. The second aperture has a shape that is substantially different from the shape of the first aperture, for connecting to substantially different articles.12-30-2010
20120325580Tether Device And Method - A method and device is provided for tethering an elevated individual to a fall arresting anchor. The device includes a tether strap having first and second opposite ends. The tether strap defines first and second loop portions positionable about corresponding shoulders of the individual and being movable between a first open configuration allowing a corresponding shoulder to be positioned therein and a second configuration for capturing the corresponding shoulder to be positioned. A tether point is defined by the first and second ends of the tether strap and is connectable to an anchor. A belt is operatively connected to the tether strap and is positionable about a waist of the individual.12-27-2012
20120267192Personnel Safety Apparatus for a Machine - Personnel safety apparatus is provided on a machine to prevent users from falling while moving between access points on the machine. The apparatus includes a rail having a first end positioned adjacent a first user access point and a second end positioned adjacent a second user access point to define a rail path that spans a vertical elevation. A carrier is movably coupled to the rail and has a first mode, in which the carrier engages a fixed position on the rail, and a second mode, in which the carrier is permitted to move relative to the rail. A tether extends between a harness on the user and the carrier to secure the user to the machine.10-25-2012
20120298444SCAFFOLD FALL PROTECTION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to fall protection systems to which a scaffolder can tie off during scaffold construction by adjusting the height of the lifeline and to move along the entire length of a scaffold level without having to disengage the lifeline. In one embodiment the fall protection system includes two vertical support members adapted to be affixed to a scaffold frame wherein the two vertical members have attachment means for attachment of a lifeline, and wherein the attachment means are located at each respective vertical member and configured for movable attachment at a plurality of positions along the vertical axis of each support members. In addition the present invention relates to methods to use the fall protection system during scaffold construction.11-29-2012
20120298443NON-SINGLE POINT OF FAILURE MEMBER SLIDE - A non single point of failure member slide having two members that extend from a second washer, downwardly through a sheath to a belt. The glide being slidably disposed within a track member.11-29-2012
20120285769SCAFFOLDING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - A scaffolding assembly including at least one scaffolding climbing tower defined by four corner standards, two or more working platforms, and one or more intermediate platforms between at least one pair of working platforms.11-15-2012
20120138386STRUCTURE, SAFETY APPARATUS AND KIT FOR SAFEGUARDING WORKERS LOCATED ATOP A CONTAINER - The present disclosure relates to a structure, a safety apparatus and a kit for safeguarding workers located atop a freight vehicle. The structure comprises a base and a top rail supported by the base. The top rail is in overhanging placement relative to the base so that the vehicle may be positioned adjacent to the structure and underneath the top rail. Safety equipment may be attached to a moveable attachment point supported by the top rail so that workers may wear the safety equipment and walk along a length of the vehicle while being protected from an eventual fall.06-07-2012
20130008742HARNESS WEBBING ELEVATION SYSTEM - A harness system includes a shoulder portion including a first vented protective element and a raised harness device. A belt portion includes a second vented protective element and a raised belt device.01-10-2013
20130020149Method of Using Fall Arrest Lanyard - An improved fall arrest lanyard apparatus and method for decelerating and arresting a user from impacting the ground after a fall, along with an integrated, deployable etrier. After the fall sequence has ended, the user may use the etrier to relieve tension in an upper portion of the lanyard and thereby disconnect the lanyard from the user while suspended.01-24-2013
20100038170Safety Harness With Femoral Vein Protection - Safety harness for the human body, having two leg harnesses for two human legs, wherein at least one of the leg harnesses has an opening which is arranged in such a way as to keep the vena femoralis at least partially free.02-18-2010
20130175118DS-001 Full-Body Safety Harness - A full-body safety harness that is to be worn by a user, especially a user in a hostile environment. Which such full-body safety harness comprises a torso surrounding portion with a D-ring for attaching a life line, two vertical shoulder straps, four straps that affixes to a pair of pants, and two leg supporting straps that clip around the legs. All portions of this safety harness extend over a portion of a person's body to retain the person within the full-body safety harness. The straps of this full-body safety harness are fabricated from a flexible material having an elastic extension in the range of 10%-25% under a tension load of approximately 100 newton's. This percentage of stretch of this full-body safety harness is controlled by additional static material that is stitched onto the straps in a controlled loop pattern.07-11-2013
20130168184Support Systems and Related Methods for Maintaining Building Exteriors - The present invention relates to system and methods for exterior building maintenance. In one embodiment, a mobile support system for supporting a suspended user includes a top supporter, one or more rope support points, an inner parapet guide and an outer parapet guide. The top supporter includes a rolling assembly for travelling along a top surface of a rooftop parapet. The top supporter also includes a support point for a rope to securely suspend the user adjacent to the building exterior. The inner parapet guide, coupled to the top supporter, guides and stabilizes the top supporter by travelling along a vertical inner surface of the rooftop parapet. Similarly, the outer parapet guide, also coupled to the top supporter, guides and stabilizes the top supporter by travelling along an opposing outer surface of the rooftop parapet.07-04-2013
20130175117Convertible Safety Harness - An upper body harness portion for converting a seat-style harness to a full body harness. The upper body harness portion includes a front lower component, a rear lower component, and an upper torso component having elongated first, second and third webbings. The ends of the first and second webbings are detachably securable to opposite sides of the front and rear or side portions of the seat-style harness waist belt, respectively. The third webbing forms a closed loop which, when worn, extends over a wearer's shoulders on opposite sides of the wearer's head. First and second connectors are slidably connected to the third webbing, with the first connector also being slidably connected to the first webbing adjacent the front of a wearer and the second connector being slidably connected to the second webbing adjacent the back of a wearer.07-11-2013
20130140109Curved Ladder for Tank Access - A ladder is designed for a tank having a vertically extending side wall and a top of a convex curved profile, with an access point near the top center of the convex curved top, the ladder having a pair of parallel side rails, each side rail having a straight section at one end and a curved section at the other end, the curved section extending over the top of the tank and toward the access point, with plurality of rungs extending between and secured to the side rails, with at least one rung positioned in the straight section of the side rails and at least one rung positioned in the curved section of the side rails. A separate hand grip may be mounted on the tank between the ladder and the access point of the tank.06-06-2013
20130153332DEVICE FOR FIXING A TEST PERSON ON A STANDING SURFACE - The invention relates to a device for fixing a test person on a standing surface, wherein at least one rope is tensioned between a hip belt placed on the test person and a retaining plate arranged below the standing surface.06-20-2013
20100314196FALL PROTECTION RAIL AND PROTECTION METHOD - A fall prevention system with a securing point, in which the recess which accommodates the securing means and/or the recess which accommodates an external securing means can be locked and in which the lock can be actuated by keys on the securing means and/or on the external securing means. Also disclosed is an associated fall prevention method and the use of the fall prevention system.12-16-2010
20110303485Anti-slip Quick-connect Hardware - An anti-slip harness buckle element has a planar body portion with a plurality of slots formed therein. A biased, U-shaped, friction generating member is carried in one of the slots and slidably engages same. A portion of a support strap, or webbing extends through at least two of the slots of the buckle element and is in part forced toward an edge of one of the slots by the U-shaped, friction generating member thereby crating locking friction relative two the webbing to prevent slippage thereof.12-15-2011
20110303484Safety Apparatus for Arresting A Fall of A Worker - A safety apparatus (12-15-2011
20090078500Safety Tether Anchor - The present invention relates to a safety tether anchor. The safety tether anchor includes a base for mounting to a tree or other support. The base is securely connected to the support. The safety tether anchor includes a pig tail for attaching a safety harness tether to a support arm of the safety tether anchor. The pig tail can be slidably connected to the support arm so the pig tail can move inwardly or outwardly relative to the vertical support. A pivot arm can also be connected to the support arm, and the pivot arm can be used to hold a wide variety of items.03-26-2009

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