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8833522 Method and apparatus for reaching from outside an upper level of a tall structure  
An embodiment of the invention is directed to a system having a pulley attached to a building. A length of cable is installed around the pulley. The cable is of sufficient length so as to reach,...
8770346 Method and apparatus for reaching from outside an upper level of a tall structure  
An embodiment of the invention is directed to a system having a pulley attached to a building. A closed loop of cable is installed around the pulley. The loop is of sufficient length so as to...
8534420 Apparatus and method for safely lowering user from structure  
An apparatus is disclosed for safely lowering a user from a structure. The apparatus includes a ring structure configured to coaxially surround a pole structure including a spiraling inclined...
8261879 Liquid tank building system using movable scaffolding  
Disclosed is a scaffold installed within a large structure such as a pressure vessel or a tank of a ship, and an insulation system construction method using the same. The scaffold for use in...
8210311 Fire escape system  
A fire escape system includes at least one guide post and an escape platform slidably carried by the at least one guide post and comprising a platform plate; a pair of handlebars pivotally carried...
8167093 Power ramp for vehicle and control method thereof  
A power ramp for a vehicle and a control method thereof are disclosed. A power ramp for a vehicle includes a main frame defining an exterior appearance thereof, a base plate provided in a bottom...
8151940 Evacuation systems and methods  
An evacuation system for a building including at least one selectably lowerable, collapsible, generally vertical transporter arranged for selectable communication with at least one floor of a...
8151941 Evacuation system for a building including building mounted stabilizing element  
An evacuation system for a building including at least one vertical transporter including multiple platforms arranged for selectable communication with multiple floors of the building for loading...
8122999 Multistory 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...
7975807 Elevator climbing system  
A portable elevator climbing system removably attachable to a cantilevered overhang on an adjacent structure, whereby an elevator car travels up and down a plurality of roller chains. The roller...
7918314 Hoisting systems for high-rise building maintenance  
A hoisting system for high-rise buildings which incorporates upright rails mounted on outer walls of the building, a lifting block for each rail. A truss section attached to two lifting blocks to...
7832712 Cable puller for lifting wire rope and electric cords and associated method  
A pulley suspension assembly for assisting a user to vertically transport a cable to an elevated location may include a base member adapted to be positioned at the elevated location. A plurality...
7766124 High rise evacuation system  
A system for the evacuation of persons from a multi story structure during circumstances in which the normal escape mechanisms such as stairs and elevators are unusable for any reason. The system...
7681691 Planar object lifting apparatus  
An apparatus for lifting planar objects which includes an extendable rectilinear elongated frame formed of at least two spaced U-beams, each U-beam defining a longitudinal runway and having an...
7537087 Method and apparatus for reaching from outside an upper level of a tall structure  
An embodiment of the invention is directed to a system having a pulley attached to a building. A closed loop of cable is installed around the pulley. The loop is of sufficient length so as to...
7481300 Elevator roping arrangement  
An elevator roping arrangement includes: hoisting ropes; diverting pulleys; and a fixing and support arrangement. First and fourth diverting pulleys are disposed on the elevator car, while second...
7377218 Emergency rescue vehicle  
The present invention relates to a rescue assembly including a vehicle that rides upon a track operated by a network of pistons set in a left to right array and connected by slanted bridges for...
7281607 Elevating device  
The elevating device of the present invention is comprised of first, second, and third dovetail members that are interlockingly engaged. First dovetail member is secured to an object or an...
7270217 Exterior fire resistant, passenger elevator system  
The methodology and advantages that are provided in the present invention are intended to provide assistance to fire fighters and other emergency care-givers with life saving tools during fires...
7232009 Ascension/descension apparatus and method  
A pole ascension apparatus and associated method are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the apparatus includes a track connected to a pole and a portable platform portion detachably...
7096996 High-rise fire-fighting, rescue and construction equipment  
An elevator for traveling on a rail attached to the outside of a high-rise building supports a telescoping arm for reaching any position on or above the building. A platform attached to the...
7059451 Load lowering system  
A system for mechanically lowering a load from an elevated position to a lower position in a relatively slow and controlled manner using only gravity and frictional forces. The system includes a...
6779634 Dumb waiter elevating and lowering platform device  
An elevating system is provided that includes a platform that may travel up and down a tower through the use of a pair of cables, pulleys mounted at the top of the tower and a low profile motor...
6676233 Storage lift  
A storage lift includes two vertically extending tracks mounted to a wall surface such as a garage wall. The tracks guide associated sliding members through vertical motion up and down adjacent...
6640934 Residential cargo lift  
A cargo lift for transporting goods between ground level and a raised handling position at the side of a building includes a vertical mast extending between ground level and the handling position...
6598706 Emergency escape veranda apparatus  
An emergency escape veranda apparatus includes a movable veranda member (1) provided so as to form a veranda in a normal state together with a stationary veranda portion (2) projected outside a...
6527088 Lift apparatus for transporting packages between two or more floors of a building  
A vertically extended loading and unloading apparatus spans between the floors of a building. The apparatus includes a frame that is generally vertically positioned, the frame extending between at...
6318503 Exterior emergency escape system for use on a multi-storied building  
An exterior emergency escape system for use on a multi-storied building that includes an escape module for holding people escaping from the multi-storied building and for moving along the exterior...
6257556 Safety fence used on a building being constructed  
A safety fence used in a field of a construction work includes a guide rail disposed parallel to an outer wall of a building being constructed. A fence frame is disposed to cover the outer wall...
6170613 Autonomous tilting platform unit  
The autonomous tilting platform unit is for infrastructure work over a 0-90° slanted surface. It has a platform assembly pivotally connected to a carriage assembly provided with wheels for...
6079520 Method of retro-fitting elevators to existing buildings  
A method of retrofitting an elevator to an existing multistory building includes providing a preassembled elevator unit comprising an enclosure containing an elevator car and a drive mechanism for...
6009979 Outside up-down elevator  
An outside up-down elevator, designed to be smoothly and safely raised without an initial downward movement when the outside up-down elevator is restarted in an ascending direction after it is...
5927432 Rescue apparatus  
Rescue apparatus including a track mounted vertically on an outside surface of a building, a pulley mounted on the building above the track, a non-rescue-grade guide cable arranged for moving...
5839532 Vacuum wall walking apparatus  
A vacuum wall walking apparatus includes an annular body frame, a plurality of leg mechanisms extending downward from the body frame, and a plurality of suction cups attached to fore ends of the...
5833031 Appendable elevator system  
An appendable elevator for the transport of persons and goods can be attached to an outside surface (2) of a wall (16) of a building (1) and includes a self-driven car (5) which runs on a pair of...
5655625 Emergency elevator cab commandeering shuttle  
A particular elevator (1-9) is commandeered to transfer an emergency cab F to (or near) a floor where an alarm has been sounded. The commandeered car is brought to the floor FF where the emergency...
5620058 Emergency evacuation system  
An emergency evacuation system uses three primary concepts--Retarded Free Fall, Temporary Structures and Energetics--to provide for rapid, safe rescue. An inflatable descent tube with entry ports...
5575356 Lift  
A lift including a rectangular base frame moved between two parallel rails on the outside wall of a building, two supporting bars fastened to the base frame for holding the cargo, a lifting cable...
5497855 Exterior fire fighting and evacuation system for high rise buildings  
This invention is an exterior fire fighting and evacuation system for high rise buildings. A pair of parallelly disposed vertical trollies are attached to the side of the building on opposite...
5476156 Rail assembly for a stationary inclined elevator  
A substantially straight rail assembly on which a carriage of a stationary inclined elevator is guided includes two track rails, each having two legs joined by a web having a plurality of holes....
5355975 High rise emergency elevator  
An improved apparatus for providing access to the floors of a building during an emergency such as a fire, the apparatus including a structural support positioned on the exterior of a building and...
5074382 Offshore access systems  
The present invention is directed to an offshore access system that includes a support frame designed to be supported by grating positioned above horizontal structural members of the offshore...
4946006 Elevator apparatus with a sectored vertical shaft and a turntable for transfering elevator cages between the individual sectors  
This disclosure relates to an elevator system for use in a multi-story building, the building having a vertical space formed therein. The elevator system comprises a stationary framework adapted...
4865155 High-rise fire fighting and rescue system  
An external elevator system piggy backs a first rail car on a second rail car to permit simple and rapid transfer of the first rail car to an upper setback section of a high-rise building. Each...
4865158 Vertical bale elevator  
A vertical bale elevator to transfer bales of hay, straw or the like between the ground and a barn has an elongated frame with two opposing augers mounted on opposite sides of the frame. The frame...
4830141 Deployable rail structure for high-rise building evacuation system  
Individual rail segments of a deployable exterior elevator rail structure are stored horizontally on each floor of a high-rise building. When actuated from a ground level control panel, closure...
4712652 Elevator for transporting people and goods with an annular travelling cabin  
The travelling cabin comprises a plurality of closed, individual cabins, whereof the chassis is movably supported on a circular rail. The cabins are interconnected by upper and lower coupling...
4650036 Emergency evacuation apparatus  
An emergency evacuation apparatus including a cage, a drum with a hoisting wire wound around it, the drum being rotatably supported above the cage, a brake cylinder formed into a single unit with...
4637176 Elevator air lock  
An air lock or transition chamber for controlling air pressure during ingress and egress from a multi-story building the interior of which is at an elevated air pressure. An elevator car is...
4591308 Guide jig for lifting an outer wall member of a curtain wall  
A guide jig for lifting an outer wall member of a curtain wall is constructed principally of a nearly L-shaped arm having two legs extending in two directions making a predetermined angle...

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