Patents by Inventor John A. Salentine

John A. Salentine 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).

  • Publication number: 20190274415
    Abstract: Holstering retractor devices or systems for securing a device or instrument when not in use, such that the instrument does not have to be held or slid into a pocket. The systems are coupled with a retracting device, integrated into the holster, such that if said instrument or device pops out of holster, or is dropped while in use, it is not lost or damaged. The present invention is also directed to systems utilizing the holster retractors, such as vest system having the holster retractor mounted to the vests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: JOHN A. SALENTINE, KENNETH S. COLLIN, JR.
  • Patent number: 10299572
    Abstract: Holstering retractor devices or systems for securing a device or instrument when not in use, such that the instrument does not have to be held or slid into a pocket. The systems are coupled with a retracting device, integrated into the holster, such that if said instrument or device pops out of holster, or is dropped while in use, it is not lost or damaged. The present invention is also directed to systems utilizing the holster retractors, such as vest system having the holster retractor mounted to the vests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HAMMERHEAD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: John A Salentine, Kenneth S Collin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170050819
    Abstract: Retractors and vests having the retractors are disclosed, wherein the retractor can be attached by an attachment mechanism to a web system on the vest. An accessory can be attached to a line within the retractor, and the user can extend the line from the retractor housing when the accessory is in use. When the line is extended from the housing, the retractor housing rotates so it is in alignment with the extended line. This alignment of the housing and line significantly reduces the stresses on the line, which in turn extends the reliability and lifespan of the retractor. Further, the line can be under a retraction force that retracts the line back into the retractor housing when the extension force is released. The retraction force can be strong enough to prevent the line from extending from under weight of the accessory. The retractor can also minimize the dangle length of the retracting device to the attachment point to minimize movement when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: HAMMERHEAD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin
  • Patent number: 9487376
    Abstract: Retractors and vests having retractors are disclosed, wherein the retractor can be attached by an attachment mechanism to a web system on the vest. An accessory can be attached to a line within the retractor, and the line can be extended from the retractor housing during accessory use. When the line is extended from the housing, the retractor housing rotates so it aligns with the extended line. This alignment of the housing and line reduces stresses on the line, which extends the reliability and lifespan of the retractor. Further, a retraction force can retract the line back into the retractor housing when the extension force is released. The retraction force can be strong enough to prevent the line from extending from under weight of the accessory. The retractor can also minimize the dangle length of the retracting device to the attachment point to minimize movement when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: HAMMERHEAD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: John A Salentine, Kenneth S Collin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8794560
    Abstract: A retractable tether is disclosed which may be used in conjunction with personal communication devices (such as a Cell Phone, Pager or PDA) mounting system for the prevention of loss or damage. The retracting tether may be clipped to a belt, pants or purse next to the location in which the device is being held or stored. The retractable tether allows the device to be easily used while connected to the retracting tether. Should the device be dropped or dislodged from it's clip mount, holster or storage pocket, the retracting tether prevents the device from hitting the ground thereby preventing loss or damage to the device. A separation mechanism is also incorporated to allow the device to be easily removed from the retractable tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hammerhead Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120328816
    Abstract: A quick, easy to use, and inexpensive device is disclosed for controlling most of the glass shards that can spread during the breaking of a window. A substrate material is mounted over the window by an adhesive, and the window is broken. The substrate material and adhesive are strong enough to hold the shards, and the substrate material with the window shards can be removed from the window area to allow for safe access through the window opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: JOHN A. SALENTINE, Kenneth S. Collin, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100206976
    Abstract: A retractable tether is disclosed which may be used in conjunction with personal communication devices (such as a Cell Phone, Pager or PDA) mounting system for the prevention of loss or damage. The retracting tether may be clipped to a belt, pants or purse next to the location in which the device is being held or stored. The retractable tether allows the device to be easily used while connected to the retracting tether. Should the device be dropped or dislodged from it's clip mount, holster or storage pocket, the retracting tether prevents the device from hitting the ground thereby preventing loss or damage to the device. A separation mechanism is also incorporated to allow the device to be easily removed from the retractable tether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100147912
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for tethering devices capable of securing heavy articles are disclosed. In one possible embodiment, a tethering device comprises: an extension and retraction mechanism with a non-tangling coil system portion; a first attachment mechanism coupled to a first end portion of the extension and retraction mechanism; and, a second attachment mechanism coupled to a second end portion of the extension and retraction mechanism. The tethering device is capable of bearing a substantially heavy load. The first attachment mechanism may comprise a carabiner, and the second attachment mechanism may comprise a carabiner or a clip mechanism with male and female portions. A tertiary attachment mechanism may also be provided, which provides an internal attachment in the device to prevent it from extending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: John A. Salentine
  • Patent number: 7665684
    Abstract: A retractable tether is disclosed which may be used in conjunction with personal communication devices (such as a Cell Phone, Pager or PDA) mounting system for the prevention of loss or damage. The retracting tether may be clipped to a belt, pants or purse next to the location in which the device is being held or stored. The retractable tether allows the device to be easily used while connected to the retracting tether. Should the device be dropped or dislodged from it's clip mount, holster or storage pocket, the retracting tether prevents the device from hitting the ground thereby preventing loss or damage to the device. A separation mechanism is also incorporated to allow the device to be easily removed from the retractable tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hammerhead Industries, Inc
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7478776
    Abstract: A retracting tether apparatus is disclosed comprising a retractor housing having a locking post on its outside surface. The apparatus also includes an attachment mechanism, such as a belt clip, for attaching to a body and a retaining section, the attachment mechanism being integral to the retaining section. The retaining section has a retaining section hole sized to mate with the locking post and the locking post has a mechanism for holding the post in the retaining section hole. The inside surface of the retaining section hole rides on an outside surface of the locking post to provide for smooth rotation of the retractor housing in relation to the retaining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Hammerhead Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20060054729
    Abstract: A retracting tether apparatus is disclosed comprising a retractor housing having a locking post on its outside surface. The apparatus also includes an attachment mechanism, such as a belt clip, for attaching to a body and a retaining section, the attachment mechanism being integral to the retaining section. The retaining section has a retaining section hole sized to mate with the locking post and the locking post has a mechanism for holding the post in the retaining section hole. The inside surface of the retaining section hole rides on an outside surface of the locking post to provide for smooth rotation of the retractor housing in relation to the retaining section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: John Salentine, Kenneth Collin
  • Patent number: 6966519
    Abstract: A retracting tether apparatus is disclosed comprising a retractor housing having a locking post on its outside surface. The apparatus also includes an attachment mechanism, such as a belt clip, for attaching to a body and a retaining section, the attachment mechanism being integral to the retaining section. The retaining section has a retaining section hole sized to mate with the locking post and the locking post has a mechanism for holding the post in the retaining section hole. The inside surface of the retaining section hole rides on an outside surface of the locking post to provide for smooth rotation of the retractor housing in relation to the retaining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Hammerhead Industries
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20050011982
    Abstract: A tethering system according to the present invention comprises a housing having front and back surfaces and a tether internal to the housing. A spring is also internal to the housing and arranged to allow the tether to be extended from the tether housing against the force of the spring, with the spring urging the tether to retract into the housing. A mounting apparatus is included on the back surface of the tether housing and is arranged to mount the tether housing to a person. A holstering system is included on the front surface of the tether housing and arranged to allow a personal device to be mounted to the tether housing with the tether attached to the personal device. The tether is extendable to allow use of the personal device by the person. The spring and tether also preventing the personal device from falling to the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: John Salentine, Kenneth Collin
  • Publication number: 20040035897
    Abstract: A retracting tether apparatus is disclosed comprising a retractor housing having a locking post on its outside surface. The apparatus also includes an attachment mechanism, such as a belt clip, for attaching to a body and a retaining section, the attachment mechanism being integral to the retaining section. The retaining section has a retaining section hole sized to mate with the locking post and the locking post has a mechanism for holding the post in the retaining section hole. The inside surface of the retaining section hole rides on an outside surface of the locking post to provide for smooth rotation of the retractor housing in relation to the retaining section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicant: HAMMERHEAD INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin
  • Patent number: 6591461
    Abstract: A connector to attach cable or line to an article of gear whereby the cable or line is protected from fatigue through the use of a strain relief system and incorporates the ability to easily connect or disconnect the gear from the cable. The cable/line is permanently attached to the cable connection device with a knot or cable crimp. A strain relief for the cable/line is provided by a spring wrapped around the cable/line to prevent bending at the connection point, a heavy material coating around the cable/line again to prevent bending at the connection point, or a pivoting ball connection to allow the cable/line to move without bending the cable/line at the joint. A disconnect method is provided by a clipping system that allows the cable connection device to be connected or disconnected from the gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Ken Collin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030042348
    Abstract: A retractable tether is disclosed which may be used in conjunction with personal communication devices (such as a Cell Phone, Pager or PDA) mounting system for the prevention of loss or damage. The retracting tether may be clipped to a belt, pants or purse next to the location in which the device is being held or stored. The retractable tether allows the device to be easily used while connected to the retracting tether. Should the device be dropped or dislodged from it's clip mount, holster or storage pocket, the retracting tether prevents the device from hitting the ground thereby preventing loss or damage to the device. A separation mechanism is also incorporated to allow the device to be easily removed from the retractable tether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: HAMMERHEAD INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin
  • Publication number: 20020148078
    Abstract: A connector to attach cable or line to an article of gear whereby the cable or line is protected from fatigue through the use of a strain relief system and incorporates the ability to easily connect or disconnect the gear from the cable. The cable/line is permanently attached to the cable connection device with a knot or cable crimp. A strain relief for the cable/line is provided by a spring wrapped around the cable/line to prevent bending at the connection point, a heavy material coating around the cable/line again to prevent bending at the connection point, or a pivoting ball connection to allow the cable/line to move without bending the cable/line at the joint. A disconnect method is provided by a clipping system that allows the cable connection device to be connected or disconnected from the gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Ken Collin
  • Patent number: 5697572
    Abstract: A tethering device for securely holding and extendably presenting an article, particularly an article such as scuba diving equipment and the like required for activities performed in extreme environments. The device includes a durable body-mountable plastic case housing a cord-retracting mechanism. One end of a tethering cord is attached to the cord-retracting mechanism. The other end of the cord extends through a guide hole in the case and has means thereon for attachment to an article such as a tool thereby tethering the article to the case. The tethered article may be extended for use at arms length then automatically retracted toward the case by the coil spring retracting mechanism. The case housing the retracting mechanism and cord also includes means for attaching the device to a user. In one embodiment the back of the case contains a removable mounting plate. A strap or belt may be sandwiched between the case and mounting plate to securely attach the device to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Hammerhead Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Salentine, Kenneth Collin
  • Patent number: D593403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Hammerhead Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Salentine