Patents by Inventor Jacob T. Zeller

Jacob T. Zeller has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8120895
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting an electronic device to a surface of a vehicle includes a base for coupling with the surface and a socket assembly for supporting the electronic device on the base. The base includes a mounting ball, and the socket assembly includes a socket operable to frictionally engage the mounting ball to removably couple the socket assembly to the base. An electrical connector is attached to the mounting ball and coupled to an electrical system and another electrical connector is mounted within the socket to provide power to the electronic device when the socket assembly is coupled with the base. Structure limits rotation of the socket assembly relative to the base to inhibit the electrical connectors from becoming disconnected due to over-rotation of the socket assembly on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Jacob T. Zeller, John R. Tines
  • Publication number: 20110223802
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting an electronic device to a surface of a vehicle includes a base for coupling with the surface and a socket assembly for supporting the electronic device on the base. The base includes a mounting ball, and the socket assembly includes a socket operable to frictionally engage the mounting ball to removably couple the socket assembly to the base. An electrical connector is attached to the mounting ball and coupled to an electrical system and another electrical connector is mounted within the socket to provide power to the electronic device when the socket assembly is coupled with the base. Structure limits rotation of the socket assembly relative to the base to inhibit the electrical connectors from becoming disconnected due to over-rotation of the socket assembly on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: GARMIN LTD.
    Inventors: Jacob T. Zeller, John R. Tines
  • Patent number: D621405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Garmin Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Waite, John J. Stutz, Jacob T. Zeller, Brian G. Schoenfish, Jeffrey D. Minelli
  • Patent number: D627666
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Derrick D. Lenz, Jacob T. Zeller, Shawn R. Harvill