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Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETAINING SHACKLES USING THIMBLE RETAINING ELEMENT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/128709
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
A retention assembly for captivating a shackle assembly on a loop of a conventional wire rope sling assembly and preventing removal of the shackle assembly. A thimble member (10) has first and second legs (11, 12) forming a loop (13), and at least one aligned transverse bore extending through each of the first and second legs of the thimble member. A shackle member is partially installed through the loop of the thimble member. Thereafter, a retaining member (30) is secured within the aligned bores of the first and second leg, extending across the loop, and preventing withdrawal of the shackle member from the loop without observable damage to the shackle, thimble, retaining member, sling assembly or combinations thereof.

Inventors:
ASKEW, R., Carter (PO Box 2316, Morgan City, LA, 70381, US)
MONNIN, Marty, Lynn (PO Box 2316, Morgan City, LA, 70381, US)
Application Number:
US2017/060755
Publication Date:
July 12, 2018
Filing Date:
November 09, 2017
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Assignee:
GATOR RIGGING, INSPECTION, TESTING AND SUPPLY, LLC (PO Box 2316, Morgan City, LA, 70381, US)
International Classes:
F16G11/14; B66C1/10; B66C1/12; D07B1/18; F16G15/00; F16G15/02; F16G15/06
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BLAKE, William, A (William A Blake LLC, 19814 Falling Spring CTLaytonsville, MD, 20882, US)
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