Hinged base for lighting pole
Multi fin post anchor system
ApplicationNo. 10967476 filed on 10/18/2004
US Classes:52/700, Integral penetrating means52/633, OPENWORK; E.G., TRUSS, TRELLIS, GRILLE, SCREEN, FRAME, OR REBAR CHAIR52/701, Separate forms fastener within socket member52/708, Separate base and wall members forming socket52/301, Shaft52/678, Adjustable support52/155, PIERCING OR EXPANDING EARTH ANCHOR362/431, Pole or post type support52/295, Embedded projecting tie52/154, Wings in different planes52/296, Supporting shaft52/105, WITH INDICIA135/77, Tips52/705, Helical anchoring feature404/62, Supported dowel end256/65.14, Post to base support52/699With feature engaging form
ExaminersPrimary: Katcheves, Basil
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassE04B 1/18
AbstractA concrete anchor float that, in one embodiment, facilitates the placement of anchor bolts that protrude from concrete constructions, such as foundations. The concrete anchor float of the present invention can be used with nearly any conventional anchor bolt to insure the correct placement and alignment of the anchor bolt and to promote a strong bond between the anchor bolt and the concrete. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the concrete anchor float generally comprises a base plate with a hole, and a cap extending from the base plate over the hole. The cap includes a cavity configured to releasably secure the anchor bolt, and a top against which the anchor bolt rests upon insertion. According to an implementation of the present invention, the base plate includes features that minimize voids and air pockets between the anchor bolt and the concrete to promote a strong bond. In other implementations, the concrete anchor float includes an impalement protection surface that prevents serious injury that may otherwise result from falling on the anchor float.