Flags And Flagstaffs Patents (Class 116/173)
  • Patent number: 10948143
    Abstract: Utility pole system having a battery storage housing defining a top portion, a bottom portion, and an interior volume with an access opening extending through the top portion; a pole with an upper end and a lower end attached to the top portion of the battery storage housing; and means for moving the pole from the first position where the lower end of the pole covers the access opening of the battery housing, and a second position where the lower end exposes the access opening. The utility pole system might also include electrical components powered by a battery provided in the battery storage housing, such battery charged by utility power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Comptek Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Lockwood, Kenneth Michael Hoganson, Dana Anthony Castronova
  • Patent number: 10905261
    Abstract: A collapsible wig stand. The collapsible wig stand includes a base having a wire thereon. The wire is coiled about an axis perpendicular to the base and can move between an extended position and a collapsed position. A shroud is affixed to a perimeter of the base about the wire, wherein the shroud is designed to mimic the appearance of a human head, such that a wig can be placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Ashlie Simmons
  • Patent number: 10896629
    Abstract: A modular sign including a spacer assembly affixed to graphic panels is provided. The modular sign is movable between a knock-down configuration and an erected configuration. In the knock-down configuration, the spacer assembly lays flat on a back surface of the graphic panels. In the erected configuration, the spacer assembly is positioned behind the graphic panels so as to provide a support structure for the graphic panels while simultaneously being at least partially concealed by the graphic panels. The modular sign is moved from the knock-down configuration to the erected configuration by rotating the graphic panels up and away from a flat surface and is secured in the erected configuration by inserting a key flap into a keyhole. Once the modular sign is in the erected configuration, it can be installed onto a tube and/or another support structure, such as a register sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: VANGUARD PACKAGING, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Ryan Frost
  • Patent number: 10877523
    Abstract: A flexible display device and a mobile terminal are provided. The flexible display device includes: a flexible display panel; two reels, each of two ends of the flexible display panel is coupled to the reel; two housings, each of the housings is used to respectively sleeve the reel and each of the housings includes an opening which allows the flexible display panel to go through; a telescope support member includes two ends respectively coupled to the side wall of each of the housings; the flexible display panel is able to be rolled up and the telescope support member is to be shortened when the two housings move towards each other, the flexible display panel is able to be extended and the telescope support member is to be lengthened and the distance between the two housings is limited within the dimension of the telescope support when the two housings move away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited
    Inventor: Huanyu Huang
  • Patent number: 10839724
    Abstract: Provided is an outrigger flagpole assembly (10) which comprises a wall-mountable bracket (12), a flagstaff (14) for displaying a flag (20), and a security device or locking formation (14.2) for releasably locking a flag (20) to be displayed to the flagstaff (14) or to the wall-mountable bracket (12). In general, the flagstaff (14) is attached at one end (14.1) thereof to the wall-mountable bracket (12), with a free end (14.2) of the flagstaff (14) extending away from a wall (18) to which the bracket (12) is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Brian Torpy
  • Patent number: 10780823
    Abstract: A safety sign device is for a vehicle. The safety sign device includes a first sign having proximal and distal end, a first hinge being coupled to the proximal end of the first sign, the first hinge being coupled to a side of the vehicle, and a second sign being coupled to the side of the vehicle and being substantially parallel to the side of the vehicle. The first hinge is configured to extend and retract the first sign between a retracted position and an extended position. The first and second signs may be transverse to each other in the extended position, and may be flat against the side of the vehicle in the retracted position. The safety sign device includes a first flexible arm coupled to the first hinge and having an elongate housing, and visual indicators carried by the elongate housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Danny Ringer
  • Patent number: 10739105
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect of the present disclosure, a device for retaining and stabilizing archery equipment, such as a bow, includes a first portion configured for attachment to a bow and a second portion configured for attachment to the first portion, the second portion having a distal tip opposite the first portion and configured for insertion into the ground or a stand wherein the device is structured to retain the bow above the ground without the bow touching the ground. In certain embodiments, the device further includes an adjustment element, the adjustment element structured to reversibly and adjustably connect the first portion to the second portion and an attachment mechanism structured to reversibly and adjustably attach the device to the bow, where the adjustment mechanism and the adjustment element are disposed in a first slot and a second slot of the first portion and the second portion, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Bunch Innovations and Sales, LLC
    Inventor: Dax Bunch
  • Patent number: 10724672
    Abstract: A rotary auger support stand for holding objects such as decoys above the ground. The auger support stand includes at least one rod of longitudinal support member or shaft. The rotary auger anchor comprises a helical coil for screwing that end of the stake into the ground. handle means such as an S-shaped handle provides a crank handle for rotatably screwing the anchor into the ground or at least two opposing legs extend perpendicular from and between the shaft and auger forming a base. The distal end of opposing legs are bent upward perpendicular from the ground or bent upward and inwardly at an acute angle toward the shaft forming handles for rotating the auger into the ground. The transverse legs extending from the elongated support pole provides a base bearing against the ground for increased lateral support. The top distal end of the shaft includes means for supporting an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Decoy Stake Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Brooks
  • Patent number: 10685590
    Abstract: There is provided a flag assembly for mitigating against flag entanglement. The flag assembly comprises a flagpole assembly, the flagpole assembly having a fixed portion for fastening to a mount; a rotating coupling fastened to the fixed portion; and a rotating portion fastened to the rotating coupling such that the rotating coupling is able to rotate with respect to the fixed portion in use and a flag fastened to the rotating portion such that, in use, the fixed portion remains static while the rotating portion is able to rotate through 360 degrees under multidirectional wind force so as to mitigating against the entanglement of the flag about the flagpole assembly; wherein the rotating portion comprises an axial slot configured to allow the fastening of a portion of the flag to an interior of the rotating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Muir
  • Patent number: 10679529
    Abstract: The invention describes a modular display assembly that may be coupled with a pole or other structure or surface, and secured at an elevated position to be more easily viewed by potential consumers. The assembly may be modular in nature allowing it to support and display one or more customized advertising or marketing displays such as signs, flags and/or helium-free balloons as well as various support apparatus for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BALLOON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Wicken, Gregg A. Wicken
  • Patent number: 10522058
    Abstract: A garment generally includes a badge that can accessible from an interior of the garment and visible from an exterior of the garment. The garment includes a flap portion formed from a portion of the garment. The flap portion is folded over to form an edge that defines at least a portion of a hole formed in the garment. The garment also includes a generally transparent badge holder having a pocket operable to receive the badge. A fastener attaches the badge holder to the interior of the garment. The badge holder is attached to an interior surface of the garment so that the hole in the garment is disposed on a surface of the badge holder that is opposite the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Passman Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Ira Passman
  • Patent number: 10504390
    Abstract: An extension arm connected to a panel of a safety sign is moveable between a first position extending laterally of the panel a distance at least equal to the maximum width of the panel and a second position. In one embodiment the arm is an assembly held to a handhold of the safety sign. In some embodiments the arm is hinged for folding in the manner of a carpenter's rule. In some embodiments the arm is rotatable between an operative laterally extending, generally horizontal, position and a stowed position. In other embodiments, an A-frame safety sign has a removable arm attached to it, the removable arm when attached being movable to a position extending outward a distance at least equal to the maximum width of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Byron H. Howell, Voris L. Spicer
  • Patent number: 10467929
    Abstract: A retractable warning sign having a timer, comprising: an elongated housing having a longitudinal slot, a distal end, and a proximal end; a retractable strap wound around a spool assembly and housed inside said elongated housing that extends and retracts through said longitudinal slot; a timer connected to said spool assembly to set a retraction time for said retractable strap; a hinge assembly coupled to said proximal end of said elongated housing to provide a translational movement for said elongated housing, and an attachment mechanism to attach said elongated housing on a wall or a ceiling or a window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Hossein Notarkesh
  • Patent number: 10384100
    Abstract: A shoe based bowling apparatus that includes: a bracket member having a concave shape to receive therein and remain in contact with at least one third of a circumference of a bowling ball; and a tongue member including a first end bent upward at an angle of approximately 90 degrees from a center portion thereof, the first end extending from a center of the bracket member, and a second end bent upward at an angle sufficient to rest along a length of a tongue of a shoe while the first end remains extending away from a surface in which the shoes rests, the second end being connected to a front end of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas Manou
  • Patent number: 10383509
    Abstract: A clip or flexible handles extension facilitate simultaneous retention and operation of a bronchoscope and associated bronchoscopic tools held in one hand to allow operation by a single practitioner. Also provided is an adapter for the connection port of the working channel of a bronchoscope which performs both sealing and tool-locking functions. Also disclosed is a guide sheath arrangement with a reduced flexibility proximal portion to facilitate insertion of tools into the guide sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Benny Greenburg, Danny Blecher, Gil Griefner, Heinrich D. Becker
  • Patent number: 10343598
    Abstract: A safety sign device is for a vehicle. The safety sign device includes a first sign having proximal and distal end, a first hinge being coupled to the proximal end of the first sign, the first hinge being coupled to a side of the vehicle, and a second sign being coupled to the side of the vehicle and being substantially parallel to the side of the vehicle. The first hinge is configured to extend and retract the first sign between a retracted position and an extended position. The first and second signs may be transverse to each other in the extended position, and may be flat against the side of the vehicle in the retracted position. The safety sign device includes a first flexible arm coupled to the first hinge and having an elongate housing, and visual indicators carried by the elongate housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Danny Ringer
  • Patent number: 10327600
    Abstract: The personal hygiene and wiping tool is a cleaning tool. The personal hygiene and wiping tool is adapted for use with a person. The personal hygiene and wiping tool is configured for use with toilet paper. The personal hygiene and wiping tool extends in a telescopic fashion. The personal hygiene and wiping tool is designed to capture and hold in place toilet paper. The personal hygiene and wiping tool is used to extend the reach of the user such that the toilet paper can be brought to hard to reach body locations that may otherwise be difficult to clean adequately. The personal hygiene and wiping tool comprises a first arm and a second arm. The first arm and the second arm are attached in a telescopic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Adolf Schimpf
  • Patent number: 10297176
    Abstract: A swinging banner display having a tube handle that doubles as a container for the banner when not being displayed. The banner is attached to a rod which is rotatably attached to the tube handle. The tube handle is sized to fit within a hand but large enough to hold the banner, shaft and disc when the banner is furled. A rotatable disc inside the tube handle has a knob on the perimeter that engages with ribs on the inside of the tube handle to make a rattling noise when the banner is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ULTRA SPORT PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Ralph Thomas Puett, III
  • Patent number: 10290933
    Abstract: An antenna mounting device is provided for a motor vehicle. That antenna mounting device includes a body having a first mounting end with a first cross section and a second mounting end with a second, different cross section. In addition, the antenna mounting device includes an antenna anchor point carried on the body and adapted to receive and hold an antenna. The two mounting sections allow versatility in mounting the antenna mounting device in different structures carried on the motor vehicle including, for example, a stake pocket and a trailer hitch receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Christopher Sterbenz, Gary Lee Danhoff
  • Patent number: 10273713
    Abstract: A modified fence post and a method for modifying the fence post include modifying the fence post to accommodate an object, including placing a guide around a fence post to locate the center of first surface of a fence post. Based on locating the center, the method include drilling a hole in a portion of the designated center of the fence post using a hole saw. The method includes inserting a spacer with an opening in the center of the spacer into the resultant hole and inserting an object into the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Nisimhai Sachakov, Christina Sachakov
  • Patent number: 10247528
    Abstract: A target includes a sheet of a material, the sheet includes an uprange-facing surface, a downrange-facing surface, an upper end, a lower end, and opposed sides each formed with an origami structure. Each origami structure is a partially cut-out and foldable structure formed in the material of the sheet being foldable from an unfolded condition to a folded condition. Each origami structure is flattened in a direction toward the downrange-facing surface of the sheet, when in the unfolded condition, and forms a sleeve structure deployed rearwardly from the downrange-facing surface of the sheet that is adapted to receive a support pole therein for retaining the sheet to the support pole, when in the folded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Donald E. Nolan, Jared J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10207780
    Abstract: An emergency rescue locator for locating persons and pets in the water is provided. The emergency rescue locator comprises a life jacket having a front side and a rear side and a locating system mounted to the life jacket. The locating system comprises an inflatable pole having a first end and a second end and an inflating mechanism in fluid communication with the first end of the pole. Upon the locating system becoming immersed in the water, the inflating mechanism instantly and automatically activates to inflate the pole causing the second end of the pole to be positioned at a point above a water surface. The locating system immediately and continuously pinpoints the persons' or pets' location until rescued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ben Leyva
  • Patent number: 10175407
    Abstract: A housing includes a head, a head mount, and a bracket. The head includes a midsection, a rod extending from the midsection, and a connection member extending in an opposite direction therefrom. A bore extends through the length of the midsection, the rod, and the connection member. The head mount comprises a hollow receiving member open at a first end and has a bottom face at a second end. The bracket includes first and second bracket sections. A top face of the first section is fixed to the bottom face of the hollow receiving member. In a use position, an inside face of the first bracket section is positioned against a first side of a surface, and an inside face of the second bracket section is positioned against a second opposing side of the surface. The first and second bracket sections are secured together using mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Michael L. Green
  • Patent number: 10161091
    Abstract: A location marker is disclosed, apt for use at work sites, crime scenes, sporting events, or as a traffic control or warning device. The location marker consists of a body having and at least one upright and a base supporting the upright from below, the upright being provided with an alerting feature to alert an observer or intended recipient about a message the alerting feature intends to convey; the body including biasing means configured to urge the upright into an erect orientation after being momentarily knocked over such that the alerting feature is almost always displayed, with the upright in the erect configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Shaun Hartley Gunter, David Wiseman
  • Patent number: 10147342
    Abstract: A magnetic emergency roadside assistance flag for a car includes a pole, a flag, and an attachment. The flag is positioned on the pole. The attachment is at a proximal end of the pole. The attachment is configured to connect to the outside of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Gogatz, Anthony Gogatz
  • Patent number: 10121397
    Abstract: The flag pole is a mast and banner pole assembly that is adapted for use in displaying flags and banners. The flag pole is mounted to the ground through the use of a ground post such that the flag pole can be rotated using the ground post as the center of rotation. This configuration allows the position of the flag or banner to be adjusted in a manner that will control the visibility of the flag or banner. Once the flag or banner is rotated into the desired position, the flag pole can be locked in position. The banner pole is removably attached to the mast. The flag pole further comprises an acute angle which displays the flag or banner at an acute angle relative to a line perpendicular to the ground. The flag pole comprises a mast, a banner pole, a ground post, and an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Stevens, Lynn Stevens
  • Patent number: 10112088
    Abstract: A marker for a golf flag having a hub constructed of a flexible, resilient material with a central opening dimensioned to receive and resiliently grip the golf flag. The hub also has an axially extending through slot so that the diameter of the opening can be varied by flexing the hub. A plurality of elongated spokes each have an inner end attached to the hub and an outer end spaced radially outwardly from the hub. A ring is attached to the outer end of the spokes and this ring has a through slot aligned with the hub through slot so that widening of both through slots by flexing the ring simultaneously enlarges the central opening of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Moran, Melissa Moran
  • Patent number: 10107465
    Abstract: A flagpole finial assembly is provided for lighting of a flag suspended from the flagpole. The flagpole finial assembly has cover final half that is supported on a base finial half. The base finial half has a base finial half inner surface and an opposed base finial half outer surface. The base finial half is formed with a LED support wall or a plurality of LED support walls that extend into the base finial half and that define LED recesses. Each LED support wall defines a light opening into which a LED is fitted such the LED extends from the base finial half and is disposed in the LED recess. The LEDs are wired to a power cord that extends through the flagpole and exits the flagpole. The power cord is powered via a power adapter or a solar panel wired to a rechargeable battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Gary L. Toner
  • Patent number: 10058757
    Abstract: An apparatus has a body with a contact surface configured to contact a structure. A support surface is disposed opposite the contact surface. The body defines a slot configured to receive a tension element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TruBlue LLC
    Inventor: John Lewis McGowan
  • Patent number: 10045575
    Abstract: An accessory for cheering in sports or other entertainment and outdoor activities, such as a new and improved arm-ware assembly which can be mounted on an individual's arm and wrist so as not to restrict an individual's hands/arm in cheerleading or similar recreational activities. The armware assembly is made of flexible material and is washable and reusable and is multifunctional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Camilo Arturo Whyte
  • Patent number: 10047877
    Abstract: A shroud for covering a portion of a utility line, such as the end of a clean out line for an in-ground sewer is encompassed by the present disclosure. The shroud can include a body forming a cavity for enclosing a portion of a utility line and an access port for accessing the utility line. A method for covering a portion of a utility line is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Spencer J Lambeth
  • Patent number: 10036506
    Abstract: A remote control location assembly for locating a remote control includes a remote control that may be manipulated for remotely controlling an electronic device. A base is provided and the base is positioned on a support surface. A pole is coupled to the base and a flag is coupled to and extends laterally away from the pole. The flag enhances visibility of the base. An adhesive pad is positioned on the base. The adhesive pad adheres to the remote control when the remote control is positioned on the base. In this way the remote control is easily located when the remote control is not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Anderson
  • Patent number: 9988252
    Abstract: A line-handling block permits a soft attachment to perform the functions of securing the block to the boat, hinging the block's cheeks at one end, and locking the cheeks together positively but releaseably at its other end. The soft attachment so arranged, reinforces the block against destructive strain and aligns the block for a fair lead. Increased force on the soft attachment has the desirable effect of engaging it positively about the block to restrain unwanted opening. The block may be 3D-printed in “sparse mode” with a hard-plastic shell having a lightweight honeycomb interior, hence being so light that it floats if dropped overboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Kunstadt
  • Patent number: 9925883
    Abstract: Electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles include a rechargeable traction battery. An automated vehicle charging system is configured to charge the traction battery with minimal operator intervention. The vehicle charging system includes at least one tire pad including a plurality of pressure-sensitive sensors arranged at known locations of the tire pad and outputting signals having a magnitude indicative of a pressure applied by a tire at the known locations. The vehicle charging system also includes at least one controller programmed to receive the signals and control movement of a transmit coil according to a position of the tire on the tire pad that is derived from the signals. The known locations may be generally equally spaced or unevenly spaced across the tire pad. The tire pad may include a tire stop to limit motion of the tire in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher W. Bell, Brittany Connolly, James A. Lathrop, John Paul Gibeau
  • Patent number: 9928764
    Abstract: An illuminated support mount for a vehicle flag may include a base, a power input jack disposed outwardly of the base, a mast connected to the base, and a light source disposed within the mast and electrically connected to the power input jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Charles M. Heath, Eric M. Heath, Theodore G. Yaksich
  • Patent number: 9916783
    Abstract: The present invention is a banner support assembly for mounting to poles of any surface or shape. The banner support assembly includes a plurality of pole brackets abutting the outer surface of the pole which are demountably secured at preselected intervals around the pole with at least one band clamp received through band slots defined in each pole bracket. A ring is slideably received within a channel defined in each of the pole brackets such that the ring is free to rotate around the pole about a longitudinal axis of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Rick Ashworth, Scott Kobryn
  • Patent number: 9894998
    Abstract: An improved tiltable stool comprises a seat, a body structure, and a base. The base comprises an annular elastic base member having a downwardly convex outer surface and a downwardly concave inner surface. Deformation of the annular elastic base causes a stabilizing force which pushes the tiltable stool towards a normal position when the tiltable stool or chair is tilted out of the normal position. The stabilizing force increases with the weight of a user and provides a consistent dynamic seating experience for users of different weights. An upper section of the annular elastic base is substantially cylindrical and firmly connected to the base structure. The downwardly convex outer surface of a lower section of the annular elastic base member rests on the floor. A contact area between the annular elastic base member and the floor is substantially ring-shaped, and grows outwardly with an increasing weight placed on the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Inventor Group GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Walser
  • Patent number: 9821709
    Abstract: The window-hanging vehicle-locating device is configured for use with a vehicle. The window-hanging vehicle-locating device is removably attached to a window of the vehicle. The window-hanging vehicle-locating device is an optical signaling device that is attached to the vehicle for the purpose of visually locating the position of the vehicle. The window-hanging vehicle-locating device is remotely controlled in a manner that allows for the identification of a specific vehicle within parking lot. The window-hanging vehicle-locating device comprises a clip, a telescopic pole, a flag, a lamp, a remote interface circuit, and a user control. The flag and the lamp attach to the telescopic pole. The telescopic pole and the remote interface circuit attach to the clip. The clip attaches the window-hanging vehicle-locating device to the superior edge of the window. The user control remotely controls the operation of the window-hanging vehicle-locating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Campbell
  • Patent number: 9795848
    Abstract: A double-sided sublimated article and method for producing the same is provided. The article may be a golf flag and is made up of a single piece of a three layer twill weaving fabric. The fabric is woven such that horizontal threads are visible and a vertical thread is not visible. Each side of the article may be simultaneously sublimated with an ultraviolet resistant ink to produce a double-sided sublimated article having images on each side in a correct orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Steven Louis Fairchild
  • Patent number: 9750357
    Abstract: I disclose a frameless display apparatus for flat or essentially flat artwork. The apparatus comprises a transparent envelope with flaps to fold around the edges of the flat artwork. Four perpendicular pairs of rods meet at a hub to create a T-shaped cross brace. Clips on the terminal ends of each pair of rods couple to the edges of the enclosed artwork to stabilize the artwork from twisting in place. The artwork and cross brace rest directly in a wall mount, or spaced forward of the wall with one or more interlocking forward extension elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: William Hopp
  • Patent number: 9747824
    Abstract: A center of gravity adjustable twirling device detachably attaches to a fabric-article at a peripheral attachment point or a central attachment point, and enables rotation of fabric-article, causing the fabric-article to unfurl and twirl at a rate and style dependent on the center of gravity formed from varying attachment points on the fabric-article. A rod forms the central axis of the device. A textured outer sleeve encapsulates the rod and enables secure grasping of the device. A first axis positions in the outer sleeve, fixedly attaching to a first rod end. A fastening mechanism at a sleeve distal end of the sleeve serves to retain the fabric article. The fastening mechanism rotates freely about the first axis while retaining the fabric-article. The rotating fastening mechanism and the stationary first axis form a rotational relationship with low friction coefficient. A second axis pins a strap to the second rod end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Ken R. Sands
  • Patent number: 9732729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of energy generation. More specifically, it concerns a capture device and method which replaces and improves upon blades typically used for harnessing wind or water for power generation. The capture device is capable of efficient operation in a range of environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Peter Sandor
  • Patent number: 9721487
    Abstract: A distress indicia marker is provided for signaling a vehicle emergency situation. The marker includes an indicia flag, at least one vertical post element, and a securing device. The vertical post element provided to support the indicia flag at an upper end, and a number of vertical post may be interconnected. Each post element is formed as a linearly elongated member in which a receiving coupling is formed at an upper end and an attachment nipple is formed at the lower end. The securing device accepts an attachment nipple of a vertical post element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Joey Jeansonne, Sheryl Jeansonne
  • Patent number: 9721488
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mounting assembly adapted for retrofitting automobile window flags on surfaces other than automobile windows. The device includes a continuous bracket having two opposing ends that are interconnected by a flexible hinge positioned there between. The first opposing end of the continuous bracket is configured to receive and carry a slotted portion of the automobile window flag assembly and the second opposing end of the continuous bracket has a securing member formed thereon that is configured to secure the automobile window flag assembly to the device when the two opposing ends of the continuous bracket are fastened to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher Cornelius
  • Patent number: 9683342
    Abstract: A marine barrier has a plurality of column modules, each having a vertical column, and an impact net attached to and extending between the column modules. Each of the columns has four buoyant horizontal legs extending from its lower portion. A distal end of each of the legs is attachable to a distal end of a corresponding leg of an adjacent column module to form a series of diamond-shaped supports between the columns to support the columns and the impact net. When the barrier is floating in a body of water and a moving vessel impacts the impact net, the impact net deflects to transfer a force of the impact to one or more of the column modules, which in turn engage the water to transfer the force of the impact to the water, to arrest the motion of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Halo Maritime Defense Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Bishop
  • Patent number: 9672761
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a flag system including a mounting sleeve and a flag. The mounting sleeve is adapted for attachment around a rod, such as a roll bar of an open-top off-road vehicle or an antenna. In one embodiment, the flag is adapted to be releasably fastened to the mounting sleeve. The mounting sleeve includes a section of material adapted for attachment around a rod by means of a zipper secured with hook-and-loop fastener, and a zipper for releasably fastening the flag to the mounting sleeve. The flag includes an ornamental portion, a zipper tape, and a transition strip having a first side coupled to the ornamental portion and a second side coupled to the zipper tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Cory Allen
  • Patent number: 9656183
    Abstract: A printed material with a sticker integrally includes a sticker and a mounting paper to be attached with the removed sticker. The printed material includes a sheet body that is applied with printing of at least the sticker and the mounting paper, a sticker region that is formed by folding at least a part of the sheet body, and a mounting paper region that is formed in a region other than the sticker region. In the printed material, at least one of the sticker formed in the sticker region is a standing sticker including a standing fold that extends in a transverse direction of the sheet body, and an adhesive part and a non-adhesive part that are formed on a back surface of the sticker to face each other across the standing fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: WE'LL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9661453
    Abstract: An intelligent golf course system comprising at least a network comprised of nodes and deployed on a golf course, the golf course comprising a series of holes or playing areas; The golf course system includes a means for determining the physical location of a node on the golf course, a means for tracking a change in a physical location of a node on the golf course, and a portable display unit configured to display information to a user. At least some portion of the network communicates using a wireless communication means and wherein the information at least includes a distance from the display unit to a node on the golf course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FAIRWAYIQ, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Aaron Langberg
  • Patent number: 9616306
    Abstract: A golf hole marker, having a self-righting structure, includes a base, a weighting material received in the base, a telescopic pole and a flag. The base includes a top shell and a bottom shell. The bottom shell is substantially spherically curved and receives the weighting material therein. The top shell has a passage to receive a bottom portion of the pole and a protuberance to press down the weighting material for preventing the weighting material from moving within the bottom shell. The weighting material lowers a center of mass of the golf hole marker lower than a center of the spherically curved bottom shell. Preferably, the base is in the shape of a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Hae Chang Jung
  • Patent number: 9583029
    Abstract: The flag holding device is a mounting device that is adapted to receive a flag pole. The flag holding device is inserted into the ground. The flag holding device comprises a post and a sign. The sign is attached to the post. The post is inserted into the ground. The sign is configured to receive and hold a flag pole to which a flag is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Chestnut