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US7017947: Pipe holder

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Frederick James Diggle, III ·
Assignee(s) BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Lee & Hayes PLLC ·
Primary Examiner David Bochna ·
Application Number US10695573
Filing date 10/28/2003
Issue date 03/28/2006
Predicted expiration date 10/28/2023
U.S. Classifications 285/61  · 182/10  · 248/72  · 248/77  · 182/51  · 285/24  ·
International Classifications B05B1506  ·
Kind CodeB1
20 Claims, 7 Drawings


Abstract

A pipe holder includes a body member and a support member connected to and extending away from the body member. The body member defines an opening proximate a first end of the body member.

Independent Claims | See all claims (20)

  1. 1. A pipe holder, comprising: a body member having a first end and a second end; and a support member extending away from the body member at a point intermediate of the first end and the second end such that the pipe holder has a generally T-shaped configuration, wherein the body member and the support member are integral with one another, wherein the support member and the first end of the body member include respective means for engaging a structure external to the pipe holder, and wherein the second end of the body member defines an opening for receiving the pipe.
  2. 13. A ladder, comprising: first and second side rails; a cross member connected to the first and second side rails; and a pipe holder connected to the crossmember, wherein the pipe holder includes: a body member having a first end and a second end; and a support member extending approximately perpendicularly from the body member at a point intermediate of the first end and the second end such that the pipe holder has a generally T-shaped configuration, wherein the body member and the support member are integral with one another, wherein the support member and the first end of the body member include respective means for engaging a structure external to the pipe holder, and wherein the second end of the body member defines an opening for receiving the pipe.
  3. 20. A ladder, comprising: first and second side rails; a cross member connected to the first and second side rails; and a pipe holder connected to the crossmember, wherein the pipe holder includes: a body member having a first end and a second end, wherein the body member includes means for allowing a length of pipe to pass therethrough; a support member extending away from the body member at a point approximately midway between the first end and the second end such that the pipe holder has a generally T-shaped configuration, wherein the body member and the support member are integral with one another, and wherein the support member and the first end of the body member include respective book portions for engaging the crossmember; and wherein the pipe holder is connected to the crossmember so as to dispose the length of pipe perpendicularly to the crossmember.

References Cited

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* cited by examiner

Other Publications

U.S. Appl. No. 10/718,460 filed Nov. 20, 2003.
U.S. Appl. No. filed Dec. 4, 2003. Express Mail Label No. EU990163769US.

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