Patent Number: 6,305,615

Title: Rail clip

Abstract: A rail clip that is generally symmetrical about a central axis. The clip has an L-shaped base section having a horizontal leg that is securable to a support member upon which the rail rest and a vertical leg that extends upwardly from the base adjacent to the rail. An arm extends outwardly over the rail from the vertical leg of the base section and an elongated beam is mounted in the distal end of the arm that extends outwardly to either side of the arm so that beams run longitudinally along the rail. A contact pad is carried on both ends of the beam which normally rest in holding contact against the rail. As the rail is displaced upwardly in reference to the arm, second contact points are established to progressively stiffen the clip.

Inventors: Traktovenko; Boris G. (Avon, CT)

Assignee: Otis Elevator Company

International Classification: B66B 7/02 (20060101); E01B 9/00 (20060101); E01B 9/66 (20060101); E01B 013/00 (); B66B 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018