Ladder safety device for use with gutters

Patent No. 9,689,206

Issued: June 27, 2017
Filed: December 21, 2015
Term Extension: 37 days

Inventor: Weston; Joseph M. (Sparta, NJ)

A ladder safety device and kit includes gutter grabber devices that attach to a gutter. The gutter grabber devices are mounted on the gutter lip and fit the ladder's rail to neutralize side to side movement as the ladder rail potentially can slide across the gutter's edge as the user climbs it and mounts the roof. The safety device also includes a ratchet and lashing strap device to hold the ladder firmly to the gutter when any force, such as accidental kickback, pushes the ladder away from the gutter. Working in tandem, the gutter grabber devices and the safety strap with a ratchet and hooks virtually eliminate significant side to side as well as front to back movement of the ladder, preventing the ladder from slipping, while having a convenient and compact design allowing it to be carried around easily by the user.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 62/230,274, filed Jun. 1, 2015, entitled "GUTTER GRABBER SAFETY KIT". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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