Mounting bracket for safety device employing beam path

  • US 5,934,019 A
  • Filed: 07/18/1997
  • Issued: 08/10/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A bracket for mounting an IR detector device for garage door safety to the exterior of a track for a garage door without interfering with running of rollers in the track, comprising:

  • a main web portion having a lip portion attached at one end and adapted for engaging and being supported by an exterior edge of the track;

    a substantially curvingly-shaped spring member attached at the other end of the web portion and bent so as to face opposite the lip portion for resiliently engaging an opposite exterior edge of the track and for snap fitting the bracket to the track without interfering with running of rollers in the track; and

    a safety device mounting extension member attached at an angle to the web portion for positioning the IR detector device such that the IR detector device has a line of sight across a garage door opening, the extension member extending in a direction opposite from the spring member and the lip portion.

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