US 9,808,658 B1
Tie-on arrangement and bracket for a tank
Andrew Rosenwach, Astoria, NY (US)
Assigned to ROSENWACH TANK CO., LLC, Astoria, NY (US)
Filed by Rosenwach Tank Co., LLC, Astoria, NY (US)
Filed on Aug. 10, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/232,997.
Int. Cl. A62B 35/00 (2006.01); F16M 13/02 (2006.01); B65D 88/02 (2006.01); B65D 90/02 (2006.01); B65D 8/00 (2006.01)
CPC A62B 35/0068 (2013.01) [B65D 9/04 (2013.01); B65D 88/02 (2013.01); B65D 90/02 (2013.01); F16M 13/02 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An arrangement for attaching a tie-on to a tank, comprising:
a tank comprising a top, a bottom and a peripheral wall extending between the top and the bottom;
an upper hoop toward the top of the tank and around the peripheral wall;
at least one lower hoop below the top of the tank, below the upper hoop, above the bottom of the tank and around the peripheral wall;
at least some of the hoops being configured to support a respective bracket on the hoop;
a non-pivotable bracket supported on the upper hoop and extending outward from the peripheral wall, the non-pivotable bracket including a first hole in the non-pivotable bracket through which the upper hoop passes for supporting the non-pivotable bracket on the upper hoop;
the non-pivotable bracket having an inward surface facing toward the peripheral wall of the tank, the inward surface is shaped such that with the non-pivotable bracket supported on the upper hoop, the inward surface of the non-pivotable bracket cooperates with the peripheral wall of the tank to prevent pivoting of the non-pivotable bracket up or down around the upper hoop and with respect to the peripheral wall of the tank;
a pivotable bracket supported on at least one of the lower hoops and being pivotable around the at least one of the lower hoops and extending outward from the peripheral wall of the tank, the pivotable bracket including a respective second hole in the pivotable bracket through which the at least one lower hoop passes for supporting the pivotable bracket on the at least one of the lower hoops;
the pivotable bracket having an inward surface toward the peripheral wall of the tank, the inward surface of the pivotable bracket is located, shaped and configured so as to not prevent and to permit pivoting upward and downward of the pivotable bracket around the at least one lower hoop and with respect to the peripheral wall of the tank; and
each of the non-pivotable and the pivotable brackets having a tie-on receiving fixture thereon spaced outward from the respective first or second hole of the respective bracket and configured for receiving a worker's tie-on fixture, by which a worker's tie-on is attached to a tie-on receiving fixture; and
cooperation between the tie-on at the pivotable bracket and the pivotable bracket being configured to permit pivoting of the pivotable bracket upward and downward with respect to the respective lower hoop for the pivotable bracket and with respect to the peripheral wall of the tank.