Body Related Patents (Class 108/43)
  • Patent number: 10561234
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electronic device holder for a luggage comprises a holder unit for securing electronic device in luggage and at least one connector for foldably attaching holder unit to handle of luggage. A solar power strips is attached at the top of the holder unit to generate electrical energy for various operations of electronic device and holder unit. The holder unit also has a container holder to hold at least one container, an accessory holder to hold at one accessory of electronic device, a USB port to connect at least one USB device, a power outlet unit connected to external devices to use electrical energy of battery and at least one light source to illuminate holder unit. Thus, the present invention provides all necessary facilities to user to work while travelling without looking for a separate space or table for working outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Charles A. von Goins
  • Patent number: 10558240
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an apparatus for converting a mobile device into a wearable. The apparatus comprises a body including an area configured to couple to a mobile device, and one or more flexible members coupled to the body, wherein the one or more flexible members are capable of retracting to a first position and capable of expanding to a second position, wherein the second position allows a user to wear the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PADPAC, LLC
    Inventor: Russell Hughes Vanecek
  • Patent number: 10537157
    Abstract: A wristband assembly for supporting a device on a wrist, the wristband assembly comprising: a wristband; fastening means to releasably secure the device to the wristband; and at least one distal forearm engaging portion to mount the fastening means over an inner wrist bone of the wrist, whereby the fastening means is configured to mount the device to the wristband and onto the side of the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Vallipuram Balendran Partheban, Siveda Partheban
  • Patent number: 10393157
    Abstract: A support for an item such as a user interface device includes a cushion member defining an exterior and an interior. A releasable connection arrangement between the item and the cushion member includes a first connector carried by the item and a second connector carried by the cushion member. The connectors are releasably engageable for releasably engaging the item with the cushion member. The first connector may be located within an interior defined by the item, and in one form may be a portion of an internal structure of the item. Alternatively, the item may define an exterior surface, and the first connector may be secured to the exterior surface of the item. The cushion member may define an exterior, and the second connector may be located on the exterior of the cushion member. The first and second connectors may be magnetically attractive connectors or mechanical connectors, e.g. hook-and-loop connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ergonomic Ingenuity, LLC
    Inventor: Paul W. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10336127
    Abstract: An EZ SPEEDY DUAL CLIP that increases the functionality of clipboards. The invention consists of a display surface, two clips, and some bends in the display surface. The clips are mounted on opposite faces and ends of the display surface, allowing both sides of the invention to be utilized. There are bends on both ends of the invention which allow the it to be positioned in various different ways for hands-free viewing. The invention can be inserted into most gaps and tracks, and it can also hook onto and hang from most surfaces and protrusions. When inserted into a gap or track, it is rigid enough to be written on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Robert James Suhling
  • Patent number: 10317941
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wearable human body mounted electronic device support system are disclosed. The system provides the convenience of controlling a computing or gaming device while in a variety postures and movements including sitting, standing, and freely ambulating about a room. The system comprises a waist mount portion encircling a user's waist for supporting a load. A cantilevered portion extends from the waist mount portion for supporting an electronic input device at an ergonomic position beneficial to the user. The cantilevered portion comprises a projector extending generally anteriorly to form a support platform on which electronic devices are supported. The system may comprise a base to transfer forces from a projector into the waist mount. A portion of the cantilevered portion of the system is configured for instant coupling and uncoupling from the waist mount. In some forms a device coupler secures the electronic device to the support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Janowski, Matthew Brian Janowski
  • Patent number: 10302539
    Abstract: A collapsible shelf assembly that may be adapted to be supportably engaged by a cooking structure. The collapsible shelf assembly may comprise a first support panel and a second support panel for supporting a shelf panel, and may be stabilized by stabilizer members. The collapsible shelf assembly may be moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHIPELAGO GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Prior, George Prior
  • Patent number: 10219615
    Abstract: A hands free reading assembly includes a box that may be positioned on a chest of a user while the user is seated. The box may have an object positioned thereon thereby facilitating the object to be visible to the user. A stand is removably coupled to the box and the stand may retain the object in an upright position. A hoop is hingedly coupled to the box and the hoop may be positioned around a neck of the user. Thus, the box is retained on the user's chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: John Iacoviello
  • Patent number: 10139936
    Abstract: The ergonomically optimized self-stabilizing leg mounted mouse pad with integrated mouse storage holster provides a stable working surface area designed specifically for operating a common wireless computer mouse while resting the mouse pad discussed here on other than flat firm surfaces. Such alternative platforms upon which this device can be used effectively would include a user's thigh, the arm of a couch or an automobile's center console. The design features are purposefully engineered to ensure that the invention is self stabilizing on other than a flat firm surface through the use of a contact surface that is a curvilinear concavity with a camphered surface architecture that maximizes the advantage of the weight of the device coupled with the tacky characteristics of the material from which the device is constructed. The device is stable in its intended use without the use of supplemental attachments to secure or stabilize the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: John Timothy Russell
  • Patent number: 10086770
    Abstract: Systems for mounting an object within a vehicle are disclosed. One such system includes a mounting plate, a bracket, and a hinge. The mounting plate is configured to be affixed to a dashboard of the vehicle. The bracket is adapted to receive the object to be mounted. The hinge has a base portion and a body portion movable relative to the base portion. The base portion of the hinge is mounted to the mounting plate and the body portion of the hinge is mounted to the bracket. The body portion of the hinge is pivotable relative to the base portion around a first axis, and the body portion of the hinge is rotatable around a second axis different from the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Havis, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Sundy, Joseph Bernert, Stephen Telesco, Bruce Jonik
  • Patent number: 10080409
    Abstract: A wallet including a rigid plate and a strap attached to the plate is provided. The strap has a first end, a central portion, and a second end. The rigid plate includes a body defining an anchoring slot, the anchoring slot configured to secure the first end of the strap to the body of the rigid plate. The rigid plate also includes a recessed region spaced from the substantially flat body of the rigid plate. The recessed region defines one or more lacing slots that are constructed to receive and secure the second end of the strap. The central portion of the strap extends around the front of the rigid plate. Contents of the wallet are positioned between the central portion of the strap and the rigid plate and are held in place by tightening the strap to the rigid plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TRAYVAX ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Mark King
  • Patent number: 10063268
    Abstract: In certain embodiments of the present invention, a portable electronic device support comprises a base, a frame, and a rotational mechanism, with the base including a front and a rear panel. The rotational mechanism is attached to the frame at a position offset from the center so that substantially the same viewing angle can be maintained after rotation from landscape to portrait orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Kim Gygax, Yibo Shao, Li Lun Wen, Chien-Chang Lee, Jacky Wu
  • Patent number: 10054983
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application are: 1) several arrangements and features to slidably and/or pivotally attach a display panel to a holder, cover or computing unit panel on a bag computer; 2) several wearable display arrangements based on the bag computer front wall and pivoting display panel format with the display propped against the operator and in his view; 3) removable interface between an operator and a portable display/computer for wearable use and including various computer accessories; 4) a display for mounting to a bag's back wall so it can be propped against the operator for wearable viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Charles Augustus Daley
  • Patent number: 10029075
    Abstract: A self-catheterization assistance apparatus is presented. The apparatus has a base, a penis retention element coupled to the base and a catheter retention member coupled to the base. A penis is inserted into and securedly attached to the penis retention element. A catheter housing is inserted into and securedly attached to the catheter retention member. An optional advancer advances the catheter through the catheter housing and into the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES OF GEORGIA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ritmiller, John H Golden, Eli B. Nichols, David L. Foshee
  • Patent number: 9983624
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus is a display panel (with electronic display) made wearable by suspending it from an operator's neck (or shoulder) by a strap and including a prop to push the display panel away from the operator's stomach/chest and into his comfortable view without using of his hands. The bottom end of the prop makes contact with the operator using an interface designed to provide lateral tipping stability and sliding stability in all directions. The display distance from the operator's face may be adjusted by adjusting the strap length. The prop may include an adjustable extension to better position the display. The apparatus may include only electromagnetic communication for computer remote control, may receive television, may connection to multiple sources with a separate telecommunication housing, may include various accessory holders, may include display panel back side controls or may include computer equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Charles Augustus Daley, III
  • Patent number: 9971232
    Abstract: Provided is a bracket for a terminal with a camera module, which can photograph situations in which a user uses both hands while moving or acting. The bracket for the terminal with the camera module includes a hanger part having a bent shape so as to be hung around the neck of a user, a mounting part onto which the terminal is mounted, and a connection part connecting the hanger part and the mounting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Mypove Inc.
    Inventor: Jaehyun Jeong
  • Patent number: 9924794
    Abstract: A platform apparatus is provided which may be configured to support an electronic device. The platform apparatus may include a base, an extension, a support, and a lockable hinge. The extension may be adjustable and locked into a number of configurations. The platform apparatus may be configured for use by a standing, seated, or reclining user, or to support an electronic device in a free-standing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Castleberry, Michael L. Arnold, George W. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9918546
    Abstract: A portable table system includes an article of luggage that has a handle and the handle has a pair of uprights. A table is removably coupled to the handle such that the table may support an object. The table is collapsible such that the table is stored in the luggage. A pair of supports is provided and each of the supports is coupled to the table. Each of the supports is removably coupled to the handle such that the table is retained in a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 9888847
    Abstract: According to an ophthalmic examination system of an embodiment, a user interface of an examination instruction apparatus is used to enter an instruction for examination. A first communication unit sends the instruction to an ophthalmic examination apparatus in real time. An examination optical system of the ophthalmic examination apparatus includes an optical element applied to an eye and a projection system that projects an examination light beam onto the eye through the optical element. An information presentation optical system includes a display and a light guide system that guides a display light beam from the display to the eye through the optical element. A second communication unit receives the instruction from the examination instruction apparatus. A controller displays the instruction received by the second communication unit on the display in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sakurada, Yukio Ikezawa
  • Patent number: 9856895
    Abstract: The present invention comprises generally a friction hinge to hoist a display unit above a base and suspend it in the air to a unique cantilevered viewing position. The universal support has the shape of the base in an “H” or “I” configuration with angled feet to maximize stability when resting on the chest. The “H” shape is designed to fit well around the user's breasts. The base is reversible around the cantilever arm such that the top surface of the base may either face up or down such that the base may rest against an uneven surface with the top surface of the base facing up and may rest against a flat surface with the top surface of the base facing down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Sean Kieley
  • Patent number: 9839840
    Abstract: A pair of interconnectable handheld controllers is disclosed. The pair of controllers includes a right-hand controller and a left-hand controller. The right-hand controller includes a right-hand handle portion, a surrounding right-hand ring portion, and a first connector disposed on the right-hand ring portion. The left-hand controller includes a left-hand handle portion, a surrounding left-hand ring portion, and a second connector disposed on the left-hand ring portion. The first connector and the second connector are cooperative to releasably attach the right-hand controller and the left-hand controller together. The first connector and the second connector can be magnets, cooperative hook and loop material, or a ball and socket arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Clare Regimbal Long
  • Patent number: 9833700
    Abstract: There is provided a pair of handheld controllers for a virtual-reality system. The pair of hand-held controllers for the virtual-reality system comprises a first hand-held controller and a second hand-held controller. The first hand-held controller comprises a first user-input surface having a first user-input key, a first grip, and a first cage having a first connector coupled to a surface of the first cage. The second hand-held controller comprises a second user-input surface having a second user-input key, a second grip, and a second cage having a second connector coupled to a surface of the second cage. The first and second connectors are configured to detachably couple the first cage to the second cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: OCULUS VR, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Andrew Higgins, Peter Wesley Bristol, Benjamin E. Tunberg Rogoza
  • Patent number: 9809045
    Abstract: A hands-free portable work surface includes a rigid work surface substrate and a strap connected thereto. The strap extends away from the work surface at two points along a perimeter thereof, and is routed along the perimeter of the work surface between the two connection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: James Raeburn
  • Patent number: 9661918
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wearable human body mounted electronic device support system are disclosed. The system provides the convenience of controlling a computing or gaming device while in a variety postures and movements including sitting, standing, and freely ambulating about a room. The system comprises a waist mount portion encircling a user's waist for supporting a load. A cantilevered portion extends from the waist mount portion for supporting an electronic input device at an ergonomic position beneficial to the user. The cantilevered portion comprises a projector extending generally anteriorly to form a support platform on which electronic devices are supported. The system may comprise a base to transfer forces from a projector into the waist mount. A portion of the cantilevered portion of the system is configured for instant coupling and uncoupling from the waist mount. In some forms a device coupler secures the electronic device to the support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Janowski, Matthew Brian Janowski
  • Patent number: 9626886
    Abstract: A door handle display member is disclosed. The door handle display member includes an inner portion and a housing. The inner portion is configured to releasably engage a door handle, such that the inner portion at least partially surrounds the door handle. The housing is configured to engage the inner portion, such that the housing at least partially surrounds the inner portion. The housing is configured to engage a graphic panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Display Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Francavilla, Jon A. Noce, Mark Charles Biddison, Marty Illers, Andrew Howard
  • Patent number: 9578960
    Abstract: A supporting rack includes two foot members each including a hollow foot member body, a foot member cover covering the hollow foot member body and two binding members bilaterally and detachably fastened to the hollow foot member body to secure the foot member cover in place, two support members vertically adjustably mounted on the respective foot members and locked by the respective binding members, a tabletop detachably supported on the support members and adjustable with the support members relative to the foot members to the desired elevation and defining a receiving space between the two foot members beneath the bottom wall thereof for accommodating computer keyboard, mouse or other peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Kuan-Yen Wu
  • Patent number: 9582086
    Abstract: A user interface support apparatus for securing wireless computer peripherals (WCP) such as a keyboard and a pointing device is disclosed. The user interface support apparatus comprises a board comprising (i) a keyboard area on a top surface of the board and configured to secure a keyboard and (ii) a pointing device area on a top surface of the board. The user interface support apparatus also comprises a pointing device support structure secured to the pointing device area of the board and operable in a first mode or a second mode. In the first mode, the pointing device support structure in conjunction with the pointing device area of the board stores the pointing device. In the second mode, the pointing device support structure provides a planar surface on which to operate the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: John Edward Schweiter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9510673
    Abstract: Lap-supported devices are provided which are especially adapted for use by seated individuals, and include a base member, an opposed pair of clamp arms extending outwardly from a bottom surface of the base member and spaced apart from one another so as to accommodate therebetween a lap region of an individual, and a biasing assembly which exerts a bias force onto each of the clamp arms and thereby provide a clamping force against the respective lateral thigh regions of an individual. Some embodiments will have pivotal clamp members which include a torosional spring assembly to provide clamping force against the individual's lateral thigh regions. Alternatively or additionally, other embodiments may be provided with slide plates which carry the clamp arms and a tension spring assembly operatively connected to the slide plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Lonnie D. Fountain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9486072
    Abstract: Devices are provided that can be positioned on a user's lap and, when so positioned, provide a stable, comfortable surface to support a pet. The devices include a resilient body configured to be positioned around the user's thighs and having a central supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MAY DESIGNS LLC
    Inventors: Brent R. Chapman, Jennifer M. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9456066
    Abstract: A protective cover for a handheld electronic device such as a smart phone and a tablet computer, with a display screen side, a backside, and surrounding edges has a set of u-shape clips attachable to the surrounding edges and are positioned on at least four corner edges of the device. A plurality of stretch fabric straps anchored to the set of clips and positioned across the backside of the device, wherein the clips and the straps function as a protective cover and handgrip for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 9433279
    Abstract: A carrier apparatus for a portable computer including a single rectangular flexible case having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a foldable horizontal crease disposed between the top portion and the bottom portion. A transparent pocket is disposed on an internal surface of the bottom portion of the case. A neck strap is attached to a top edge of the top portion of the case. A female snap fastener of a snap fastener is disposed on the bottom portion of the case, and a male snap fastener of the snap fastener is disposed on the top portion of the case. A plurality of a pair of side release buckles are attached to a plurality of a pair of straps attached to the case. Each of a right closure mechanism and a left closure mechanism of a pair of closure mechanism are disposed on the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Kemper
  • Patent number: 9427071
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to an apparatus having a strap system and housing for an electronic device. The apparatus can include a housing that is configured to receive an electronic device and protect the device from damage resulting from impact or exposure to liquids. The strap system can attach to the housing with connectors to provide easy handling of the housing and the electronic device therein without compromising the integrity of the housing. This disclosure also relates to a stand for an electronic device. The stand can be stored on the electronic device to provide additional protection when the electronic device is not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: TREEFROG DEVELOPMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Gary A. Rayner
  • Patent number: 9421588
    Abstract: Provided is an anti-cleanser dispersing element for use in a dry washing device which disperses cleanser by an air stream to allow the cleanser to collide with an object for washing. The anti-cleanser dispersing element is disposed on a side of a holder of the object opposite to a side with which the cleanser collides. The anti-cleanser dispersing element is configured to be deformed by its own weight or pressure in accordance with an outer shape of the object, to tightly attach to the object with no gap and prevent the cleanser from moving to the opposite side of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Fuchigami, Yoichi Okamoto, Yuusuke Taneda, Kohji Tsukahara, Shozo Murata
  • Patent number: 9395029
    Abstract: An inflatable apparatus, for use in supporting a device such as a sex toy, the inflatable apparatus comprising: an inflatable portion which serves as a main structural element of the apparatus; a holding portion which extends into the inflatable portion, and which defines a holding aperture bounded by a holding surface, the holding surface being adapted for frictional engagement with a device inserted into the holding aperture, wherein the holding portion is adjustable such that such frictional engagement can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: James Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9249927
    Abstract: A stand or support for a planar or tablet computing device, comprising: a base, the base may define a slot; wherein the slot is of sufficient length and width, which may be adjustable, for receiving a side of the planar or tablet computing device for supporting the same in a vertical position or at angle with respect to vertical; a ball-shaped shaft support removably disposed within a socket defined by the base; a support shaft removably secured to the ball-shaped shaft support; and a support plate for supporting the planar or tablet computing device; wherein the support plate is removably attachable to the support shaft and the position of the support plate may be adjusted so that a side or upper surface of the support plate contacts the planar or tablet computing device disposed in the slot to provide additional support for the planar or tablet computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Bernard John Graham
  • Patent number: 9167911
    Abstract: A utility multi-function tray attachment for children's high chairs that provides an integrated insert retainment and display area for electronic entertainment computer based devices of tablet configurations. The tray has a perimeter lip formed thereon with a tray top surface having a transparent waterproof viewing and activation surface window for display and activation of a computer tablet selectively inserted into and retained in the tray. Chair adapted receiving brackets on said tray bottom provide for universal engagement and a pair of folding deployable legs provide for dependent and independent tray use with a variety of high chair designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Stephanie Vlosich
  • Patent number: 9115844
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic display device stand which enables adjustment to, support at and maintenance of, the orientation of a supported electronic display device. The stand preferably comprises an engagement portion which supports and engages the portable electronic display device; and a support portion which allows adjustability of the orientation and maintenance of the device at the desired user defined orientation. The support portion includes a deformable mass portion which can be deformed by a user, and maintains support of the display device at the user defined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: FLOTSAM (HK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Terence BoonKheng Lau
  • Patent number: 9107525
    Abstract: A tray includes a base panel having an upper surface, a lower surface, a front edge, a rear edge and two opposing side edges. Extending from the rear edge are a pair of U-shaped hooks that fasten to grommets on a front section of an adjustable belt. Suspenders are securable to eyelets on a rear section of the belt and to opposing side edges of the base panel. A sliding retaining wall secures smaller items that would otherwise shift when being transported on the base panel. Accordingly, the base panel is firmly supported in a horizontal position, adjacent to the user's waist, allowing various items to be conveniently transported thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Chuck R. Ogle
  • Patent number: 9038545
    Abstract: A portable cushion tray includes a cushion coupled to a tray. The tray has a first maximum perimeter. The cushion has a second maximum perimeter. The first maximum perimeter is one of the same as the second maximum perimeter and disposed inside of the second maximum perimeter. The portable cushion tray is used as a furniture accessory and selectively provides each of a pillow and a working surface for use with furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Dan R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9003978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carrier that is configured to hold an electronic device and that comprises a malleable container disposed on a bottom portion of the container for elevating the electronic device in an upright position for better viewing of the electronic device by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Brian K. Fabricatore
  • Patent number: 8910838
    Abstract: A lap desk having a highly adjustable surface to hold a variety of electronics and media, including tablet and handheld devices, laptops, portable gaming and electronic devices, writing pads, books and magazines for use while sitting, laying down, reclining, and standing, including multiple angle adjustments between 0 and 90 degrees, a foam base for comfort, and storage and pocket areas for devices, cables, and other accessories. The lap desk can include a removable or permanent travel cover that holds the entire unit and any stored equipment, and it can include a detachable stuffed animal to make it more child friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Palmer, Cathy W. Palmer
  • Patent number: 8863672
    Abstract: A modular activity tray system is provided for elderly, infirmed and other users whereby a variety of tops can be interchangeably positioned in the tray for entertainment, crafts, hobby work, eating or other uses. The tray system and method provides advantages over conventional devices as a cushion, tray and top combine in easy to assemble manner. The tray system features a variety of tops which can be removed and exchanged for other tops to allow the user to practice various manual skills. A cushioned base can be releasably fastened to the tray for use in the lap or removed for use of the tray system on a table or the like. Playing games, writing letters of the alphabet, completing jigsaw puzzles and other activities can be selected to allow each user to practice various physical and mental skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Scott P. Silknitter
  • Patent number: 8850992
    Abstract: A portable articulated support device has an articulated quadrilateral frame having four straight sides formed of elongate thin rectangular panels pivotally connected at opposed ends with opposed sides disposed in parallel spaced relation. The frame can be expanded and collapsed between a generally rectangular configuration and a generally diamond-shaped rhombus configuration to be supported in a generally horizontal plane upon the lap of a seated user for supporting various objects on the lap of the seated user. A first pair and a second pair of the panels each are pivotally connected together at a first end, and the first pair and second pair of panels are pivotally and detachably connected together at a second end. The first pair of panels can be detached from the second pair of panels and each pair can be pivoted about their first end to assume an overlapped parallel superposed relation for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Itoro Akpaffiong
  • Patent number: 8844448
    Abstract: A device relates generally to a portable support plane, and more particularly to a neck harness sling that goes on a user's neck and suspends a rectangular reversible plane that provides a hands free, stable surface that supports portable electronic devices including but not limited to tablets and smartphones, or legal pads about a user's neck for convenient writing, typing or texting while walking, sitting, standing or reclining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Lester Samuel Allen, Lester Celestino Allen
  • Patent number: 8830677
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an engaging structure applicable to a display device and including a housing and an inflatable element, wherein the housing serves as a protective case of the display device and is formed with at least one assembly hole, and the inflatable element is formed with at least one connecting portion, such that, when the housing is assembled into an accommodating space of the inflatable element and the inflatable element is fully inflated, the connecting portion is engaged in the corresponding assembly hole. Thus, the portions of the inflatable element that correspond in position to the accommodating space are tightly pressed against the sides of the housing other than the side where a screen is installed at the display device. Since the inflatable element is lightweight and occupies a tiny space while in a deflated state, it will effectively reduce storage space and transportation costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hannstar Display Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chung Chiu, Chien-Kun Hsu, Chu-Fang Yang
  • Patent number: 8807052
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely and ergonomically supporting a wireless keyboard and wireless trackpad. The apparatus can include a platform and chassis. The trapezoidal shaped chassis provides an ergonomic height and angle for keyboard and trackpad use on a flat surface and the trapezoidal shaped chassis sits securely in one's lap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jake Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 8807051
    Abstract: A portable cushion tray includes a cushion coupled to a tray. The tray has a first maximum perimeter. The cushion has a second maximum perimeter. The first maximum perimeter is one of the same as the second maximum perimeter and disposed inside of the second maximum perimeter. The portable cushion tray is used as a furniture accessory and selectively provides each of a pillow and a working surface for use with furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Dan R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140216306
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a portable support plane, and more particularly to a neck harness sling that goes on a user's neck and suspends a rectangular reversible plane that provides a hands free, stable surface that supports portable electronic devices including but not limited to tablets and smartphones, or legal pads about a user's neck for convenient writing, typing or texting while walking, sitting, standing or reclining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Lester Samuel Allen, Lester Celestino Allen
  • Patent number: 8794162
    Abstract: A foldable lap table including a first table leaf joined along a first hinge to a second table leaf, the first hinge folding in a first direction, and a third table leaf joined along a second hinge to a fourth table leaf, the second hinge being a linear extension of the first hinge and folding in a second direction opposite the first, wherein the third table leaf is further joined to the first table leaf along a third hinge and the fourth table leaf is further joined to the second table leaf along a fourth hinge such that the respective hinges and leaves are arranged to permit unison movement of the leaves when the lap table is folded and unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Suzuko Hisata, Alexander Nicholas Pozzi, Glenn Allen Johnson
  • Patent number: 8763976
    Abstract: An example includes a mount for use with an electronic device. The mount includes a base that is configured to be located between an airplane tray table and a seat when the airplane tray table is in an upright and locked position, and an electronics mount to hold the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Arctic, LLC
    Inventor: Anton Jachim