Patent Number: 6,332,597

Title: Mounting bracket and supporting brace

Abstract: A supporting structure, including a bracket brace and a bracket is disclosed. Preferably, the brace has an inside section and an outside section that move relative to each other. A portion of the inside section can be positioned completely within the outside section and each of the inside and outside sections have a pair of vertical portions. The brace also has a slot extending through the inside and outside sections. The bracket is coupled to the inside section of the brace and to each of the vertical portions of the outside sections of the brace. The bracket also has a coupling members in the form of threaded openings to secure a supported member; such as an electrical junction box, against the brace to prohibit relative movement between the brace and the bracket. The brace and bracket allow new, heavier lighting fixtures and ceiling fans to be safely supported.

Inventors: Korcz; Krzysztof W. (Granger, IN), Swanson; Richard (Niles, MI)

Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated

International Classification: H02G 3/12 (20060101); B42F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018