Unitized seismic bracket with strength bend

  • US 6,247,274 B1
  • Filed: 02/02/2000
  • Issued: 06/19/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A brace to prevent sway between a support and a structure during movement of the structure and support from seismic activity, the brace comprising:

  • a brace arm having a first and second end, wherein the first end is adapted to extend from the support, and the second end is adapted to connect the brace arm to an element which is connected to the structure;

    a base bracket, having a first and second end, flexibly and permanently attached to the first end of the brace arm by its first end, said base bracket having an opening extending from an edge towards a center of the base bracket said base bracket being bent at an angle away from the horizontal at its first end; and

    a locking bracket, having a first and second end, flexibly and permanently attached to the second end of the base bracket by its first end, said locking bracket having an opening therein extending from an edge towards a center of the locking bracket;

    said locking bracket being bent to conform to the bend in the base bracket whereby when the locking bracket overlays the base bracket the opening of the locking bracket and the base bracket form an opening which is adapted to completely enclose the support;

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