Patents by Inventor John R. Tines

John R. Tines 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: D648234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Derrick D. Lenz, Warren R. Stevens, Brian F. Ruff, John R. Tines
  • Patent number: D677182
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Juhee Lee, Derrick D. Lenz, Warren R. Stevens, John R. Tines
  • Patent number: D693705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Warren R. Stevens, Juhee Lee, Derrick D. Lenz, Robert M. Kalis, John R. Tines
  • Patent number: D724451
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Warren R. Stevens, Juhee Lee, Derrick D. Lenz, Benjamin E. Morrill, John R. Tines
  • Patent number: D750508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Marcos J. Bowman, Mark B. Emge, Jonathan K. Ferlas, Yao-Chia Chang, John R. Tines
  • Patent number: D860291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Derrick Lenz, Kevin Liu, John R. Tines