Abstract: A board carrier that allows an individual to readily carry a surfboard, paddle board, etc. has a carrier body and a retention strap used in conjunction to encompass the board. The carrier body has a central section that is positioned along an edge of the board, and a first flap and a second flap that are positioned on opposite sides of the board. A handle and a carrier strap are connected to the central section, providing a dual means of carrying the board. The retention strap is fixed to the first flap and removably engaged with a strap fastener that is connected to the second flap. The retention strap is positioned around the board and engaged with the strap fastener to secure the board carrier to the board. A plurality of grips is integrated into the carrier body and the retention strap to prevent the board from slipping.
Abstract: A device for carrying a surfboard, similar sporting equipment or other objects. One embodiment is comprised of webbing material with fixed loop having a loop buckle that slides along the fixed loop and a strap element that in combination with the loop buckle creates a secondary adjustable loop. The secondary adjustable loop is used to hold a surfboard or other object securely in place and the fixed loop supports the surfboard from one of the user's shoulder allowing hands free operation. When not utilized as a carrier the device can be worn, such as a belt. The user keeps the fixed loop compressed together, wraps the carrier around his/her waist, through the loop buckle and then attaches it back onto itself. A personal flotation device can be attached to the strap element so that the carrier and personal flotation device form a single unit.
Abstract: A mounting garment assembly for facilitating hands-free use of an electronic device includes a harness that is selectively worn on a torso. A pair of mounts is each coupled to the harness such that each of the mounts is positioned on a chest when the harness is worn. A mounting unit is provided and the mounting unit is removably coupled to a selected one of the mounts. The mounting unit receives an electronic device thereby facilitating hands-free use of the electronic device. Moreover, the mounting unit is flexible thereby facilitating the electronic device to be positioned at a selected angle with respect to a user.
Abstract: A vehicle attached wallet to keep a plurality of cards in a convenient location within a vehicle. A housing body for storing the cards, formed of a single, integral sheet of material. The integral sheet of material is folded at the center section of the sheet of material between first and second outer ends of the sheet of material to form a first rectangular shaped side wall and a second rectangular shaped side wall. Side edges of the first side wall and the side edges of the second side wall are aligned and attached to each other. An opening extends between the first and second outer ends to provide access to an otherwise closed interior cavity defined by the first side wall, the second side wall and the side edges. A Velcro strip is secured to a first side wall of the housing body.
Abstract: A strap for releasably retaining one or more articles. The strap includes a flexible elongate body and a buckle coupled to the first end. The body has a first region adjacent a first end of the body, a second region adjacent a second end of the body, and a central region positioned between the first and second regions. The central region of the body defines a plurality of spaced apart fastening holes. The first region defines a strap opening for receiving the second end of the strap and releasably engaging a portion of the body. The buckle includes a frame including a proximal region coupled to the first end of the body, a distal region, and first and second side regions between the proximal and distal region. The second side region includes a gateway for releasably receiving any region of the body.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for exercising with a child attached to the legs is disclosed. An example embodiment includes: a child wrap element having a portion that can be wrapped around and secure a child; a leg wrap portion having at least one loop that can be secured to the legs of a user; and a connecting portion integrated between the child wrap portion and the leg wrap portion.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for exercising with a child attached to the legs is disclosed. An example embodiment includes: a child wrap portion having ends that can be wrapped around and secure a child; a leg wrap portion having ends that can be wrapped around attached to the legs of a user; and a connecting portion integrated between the child wrap portion and the leg wrap portion.
Abstract: A firearm holster system and methods of use are described herein for safely securing a firearm while providing visibility and quick access. A shroud is provided in the rough shape of the firearm. One or more magnets attached to the shroud create a retaining force between the firearm and the shroud. The magnets in combination with the back and side walls of the shroud, provide protection and security to the firearm. The user simply accesses the firearm in a grip section of the shroud to remove it from the holster assembly.
Abstract: An adjustable headgear mount device and system is presented. The mount system comprises an adjustable jaw that is adjustable by the user to accommodate a various range of male dovetail parts. A dovetail adapter and the adjustable jaw define a female receiver cavity configured to engage a male dovetail protrusion therein. A user moves the adjustable jaw into a desired position relative to the dovetail adapter and securedly fixes the adjustable jaw in the desired position with at least one attachment screw. In the desired position, a portion of the device engages the male protrusion. The adjustable jaw can be moved to a different position by the user if a different size male dovetail part is desired to be attached to the headgear.
Abstract: A watersport equipment carrier configured to be mounted on a vehicle includes an elongate base having a longitudinal axis extending in an elongate direction and a plurality of support pads coupled to the base. A first pad and a second pad are spaced by a channel and configured to receive watersport equipment. A securement strap having a first end portion is coupled to the base and a locking mechanism is configured to releasably secure a second end portion of the securement strap.
July 25, 2017
Date of Patent:
May 14, 2019
Thule Sweden AB
Kevin Bogoslofski, James Stevens, Greg Weaver, John Laverack
Abstract: This disclosure relates to a messenger bag system having two bags and a collapsed and an expanded configuration. The two bags are connected by one or more connecting members. The bag system is configured such that the connecting member(s) can drape over a seat of a chair when the system is in the expanded configuration. Each bag has one or more retaining members. The retaining member(s) of one bag are configured to be adjacent to a retaining member of the other bag when the bags are in the collapsed configuration. A securing member is used to secure adjacent retaining members to keep the bag system in the collapsed configuration.
Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide a mounting dock assembly to receive and to support an implement (such as a handgun, for example) or an implement holster (such as a handgun holster, for example), in a variety of configurations. The dock assembly comprises a plurality of dock units, each dock unit including a substantially planar hard mount component having one or more guide ridges and a mounting portion for temporarily or permanently coupling the dock unit to a desired surface.
Abstract: An adjustable infant carrier which is outfitted with a cinchable sleeve adapted to allow for varying degrees of adjustability to the effective width of the seat portion of the carrier so as to accommodate children of differing size, as well as different support positions/configurations.
Abstract: A retention device includes a body having a channel disposed in the body, the channel including a substantially linear axis and having at least one arcuate-shaped cross section beginning at a first distal end of the channel. A receiving socket is disposed in the body at a second distal end of the channel, the receiving socket including at least one recessed spherical-shaped section. A continuous slot extends through the body to the channel and defining a substantially linear section from the first distal end of the channel along the substantially linear axis of the channel to the second distal end of the channel. The continuous slot extends through the body to the receiving socket and defines a substantially 90-degree arcuate section from a first point orthogonal to the substantially linear axis at the second distal end of the channel to a second point on the substantially linear axis of the channel.
Abstract: A cycle rack comprises a seat attachment assembly configured for attachment of the rack to rails of a seat. A seat post interface is configured to abut a seat post. A frame has a bag interfacing portion adapted to support a bag, a front end portion connected to the seat post interface, and a pair of elongated frame members extending from the front end portion to the bag interfacing portion. A pair of sliders are connected to the seat attachment assembly, each of the sliders forming a channel for each individually receiving therein a respective one of the elongated frame members so as to allow sliding movement of the elongated frame members relative to the sliders.
Abstract: An item holder includes a receiving well with a sidewall and an upper opening. One or more air bladders are disposed within the receiving well and are operable between inflated and deflated conditions within the receiving well. The air bladders substantially fill the upper opening when the air bladders are in the inflated condition to provide a filled receiving well appearance. A sensor is configured to sense an item being received in or removed from the receiving well. The air bladders deflate from the inflated condition to the deflated condition as an item is received in the receiving well. The air bladders may include a filler material that is predisposed to an expanded condition which correlates to the air bladders being in the inflated condition to substantially fill the upper opening of the receiving well.
February 9, 2017
Date of Patent:
April 16, 2019
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Michael M. Filipovich, Michael Kolich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Michael Medoro
Abstract: Various embodiments of a clip-on pouch to be attached to an article of clothing providing storage and immediate access to small items such as credit cards or spare keys for a home, car, or locker. The clip-on pouch is designed to be comfortable and concealable even when worn on undergarments. One embodiment provides storage for at least one spare key. Another embodiment provides a pouch sized large enough to store at least one credit card and spare key. Various designs for the clip are presented.
Abstract: An expendable and transportable bag is disclosed. In one embodiment, a stretchable reusable bag hidden inside a lanyard keychain is now readily available to carry goods in a moment's notice of under 5 seconds. An attachment device enables the Sneakey-Bag to consistently be with the consumer, for example, with the consumer's keys or ID card and can be put away entirely in the lanyard in 3 to 5 seconds.
Abstract: A cover for use with a firearm holster uses a main panel with an upper pocket that has a first opening and a lower pocket that has a second opening facing toward the first opening. Optional side pockets are located on either side of the main panel, the side pockets having openings that face each other. The cover is made from an appropriate elasticized material or materials. The cover is positioned so that the upper pocket is positioned over the exposed handle end of a firearm and an upper portion of the holster with the main panel acting as a cushion between the firearm holding holster and a user. The lower pocket and the side pockets each receive a portion of the holster for added stability of the installed cover and to cinch the device about the firearm and holster.
Abstract: A backpack type folding chair is provided and includes a chair frame including a seat frame, a back frame, a front leg frame, and a back leg frame. At least one support panel to support a user is coupled about the back frame and the seat frame. A first storage receptacle is coupled to a rear face of a backrest portion of the at least one support panel that is coupled to the back frame. In addition, a second storage receptacle is defined between the first storage receptacle and the backrest portion. A pair of detachable shoulder straps are provided with each strap includes a first end that is attached along the rear face of the backrest portion and a second end that includes a first fastener that is configured to mate with a coupling member that is attached to the at least one support panel proximate the cross member for attaching the second end of the shoulder strap to the chair and permit carrying of the chair in a folded position.