Patents by Inventor Kenneth S. Collin, Jr.

Kenneth S. Collin, Jr. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.