Crown Castle has been granted a patent for a safety climb attenuation apparatus that enhances climbing safety on structures. The apparatus includes a pivot arm, base, safety cable, and elastic bushing to resist movement, ensuring worker safety. GlobalData’s report on Crown Castle gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Crown Castle, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Crown Castle's grant share as of February 2024 was 72%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Safety climb attenuation apparatus for worker safety on structures

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Crown Castle Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11925822B2) discloses an apparatus designed to enhance the safety of workers on structures. The apparatus includes a cable with first and second ends, a base for mounting to the structure, a pivot arm with an attachment point for the safety cable, and an elastic bushing acting as an attenuator to resist movement between surfaces. The pivot arm is connected to the base and can pivot around a pivot point, allowing for movement while maintaining safety.

Furthermore, the apparatus features additional components such as a shackle for attaching the cable, an anchor for supporting the second end of the cable, and a second attenuator in the anchor to resist compression against a surface. The use of elastic bushings, including hollow rubber springs, in key areas of the apparatus ensures the effective resistance to movement and compression, enhancing worker safety on structures. Overall, the patented apparatus offers a comprehensive safety solution for workers at heights, incorporating innovative design elements to mitigate risks effectively.

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