Diverse Patents (Class 206/373)
  • Patent number: 11299318
    Abstract: An accessory for use with a portable container includes a jacket having a storage member and configured to extend around at least a portion of the sidewall of the container and a connection member connected to the jacket and configured to support the jacket in connection with the container. The connection member includes a connector configured to be connected to a port on the container such that a portion of the connector is received through the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Mark Carlson Rane, Donald Edward Desroches, Tobias Hotchkiss
  • Patent number: 11110591
    Abstract: A drawer-type toolbox has a box, a pivot, an axis and at least one buckle. The box has a box body, a cover and a drawer. The top surfaces of the cover and the box body are pivotally connected to each other, so they can be selectively opened or closed. The drawer is a storage space type, and some part of the drawer is accommodated in the box body, and the other part is covered with the cover. A slide rail is arranged between the drawer and the box body. When the box body, cover body and drawer are in close contact, an accommodation space is formed inside. The buckle is arranged on the cover surface and the corresponding position of the drawer, so as to lock the rotation limit of the closed state of the cover and limit the sliding state of the drawer at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Pei-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 11072461
    Abstract: A stackable system container having a base part, with a respective coupling device for connection to a further system container fastened on two opposite side walls of the base part such that it can be moved between a rest position, in which the coupling device can be disengaged from a further system container, and a coupling position, in which the coupling device can be engaged with the further system container. In order to provide for structurally identical system containers to be stacked optionally in a dimensionally stable, interconnected manner or separately, and therefore such that they can easily be singulated, each coupling device is assigned a locking element, which locks the respective coupling device releasably in the rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: BS SYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Gonitianer, Jan Kögel, Paul Elterlein, Tomislav Ravlic
  • Patent number: 11053738
    Abstract: A ladder caddy system is detachable attachable to a ladder top via a ladder connector, having a magnet configured below the ladder top. In an exemplary embodiment, the ladder connector is aligned with the ladder aperture in the ladder top and the main connector is inserted through the ladder aperture and into the ladder connector to magnetically couple the main connector magnet with the ladder connector magnet. The main receptacle assembly includes a main receptacle and may have a power tool retainer attached thereto and configured to retain a power tool such as a power drill. A retainer band may further secure a power tool in the power tool retainer. Other receptacles may be detachable attachable to the main receptacle assembly, such as a ring receptacle that comprises a conduit, a ring that can be slid over the power tool retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: James Francis Blake
  • Patent number: 10946510
    Abstract: A device for receiving and holding a plurality of objects comprises a main body having a plurality of chambers defined therein and a plurality of resilient tabs attached to or integral with the main body and spaced about a perimeter of the main body. Each chamber has an open top end and is adapted to receive at least one object via its open top end. Each tab is adapted to support the device on a top rim of a bucket such that the main body is elevated off a floor of the bucket. Each tab is adapted to flex inward toward a longitudinal axis of the main body when a downward force is applied to the main body such that the main body and the tabs move downward into the bucket until the main body contacts the floor of the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: John Stratiou
  • Patent number: 10918098
    Abstract: A fishing accessory organizer that is installed underneath of a boat seat to allow a user to conveniently locate and retrieve equipment. The fishing accessory organizer includes a container body through which a seat pole hole traverses. The container body is fitted around a pedestal pole of a boat seat, wherein the pedestal pole traverses through the seat pole hole, such that the container body may freely rotate about the pedestal pole. A plurality of organization cavities is formed into the container body, wherein each of the plurality of organization cavities is of various shape and size to accommodate different fishing equipment. A locking plate positioned below the container body allows the user to adjust the height of the container body and configure the optimal reach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jesse Morehead, John Wydner
  • Patent number: 10894303
    Abstract: This fastening method is a method for fastening a plurality of types of fastening members stored in a cartridge, the cartridge includes a plurality of attachments, the attachment has one end in which a first fitting part that fits to a fastening force receiving part of a corresponding fastening member of the plurality of types of fastening members is formed and another end in which a second fitting part that fits to a fastening force working part of the fastening means is formed, and the cartridge is supplied in a state in which the plurality of types of fastening members and the plurality of attachments are arranged based on the order of fastening the plurality of types of fastening members to the object to be fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirota Miyake, Yuji Nabeshima, Koji Kawasaka
  • Patent number: 10849706
    Abstract: A medical kit 100 includes a drape 1323. A plurality of pockets (1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307) are disposed along a bottom edge of the drape 1323 in a linear, side-by-side arrangement. A plurality of medical implements (1310, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315) are stowed in the plurality of pockets on a one-to-one basis. Medical indicia (1316, 1317, 1318, 1319, 1320, 1321) is disposed along each pocket. The medical indicia can include one or more educational prompts that instruct medical personnel how to use a particular medical implement disposed in a pocket to complete a central catheter dressing change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Turturro, Adam Roesner, Mike Stankiewicz, Barbara Connell
  • Patent number: 10792143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to packages and methods of using packages that provide a sterile enclosure for an implant so that the implant can be transported and retrieved without being contaminated. In one embodiment, the package includes an insert with an implant disposed therein and a tray. The insert includes a first engagement feature and the tray includes a second engagement feature corresponding to the first engagement feature. The insert is sized to fit within and engage with the tray through engagement of the first and second engagement features, where in a first position the implant is secured within the package and in a second position, the implant is retrievable from the insert. The insert moves relative to the tray between the first and positions, but remains secured to it in both positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Nicole Distefano
  • Patent number: 10722014
    Abstract: Various examples related to a protection cover for protecting an electronic device are disclosed. According to one example, the protection cover includes a first cover part located at a front surface of the electronic device; a second cover part connected to the first cover part such that a rear surface of the electronic device is located thereon; a holding part which is rotatably connected between the first and second cover parts, allows at least a portion of the rear surface of the electronic device to be loaded thereon, and, simultaneously, holds the electronic device at various angles by using frictional force during a rotation thereof; and a supporting part loaded on the second cover part so as to rotatably support the holding part. In addition, various other examples are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ik-Sang Kim, Tae-Wan Kim, Bum-Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10702984
    Abstract: A storage hutch assembly 10 including a plurality of dissimilar assemblies, such as a power tool holder assembly 120, which may be selectively and operatively deployed within the hutch assembly 10 upon a contained shelf 30 and/or upon a storage cart, such a cart 50, and/or upon a surface such as surface 25 contained within the storage hutch assembly 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Larry Mitchell Greta, Edwin Duzon Manalang
  • Patent number: 10539317
    Abstract: A handheld tool carrying case having a carrying case base and a carrying case cover and at least one electronic system. The carrying case base is connected to the carrying case cover in a detachable fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Werner, Georgios Margaritis
  • Patent number: 10479424
    Abstract: A tool storage device used in a vehicle includes a first member storing tools and made of a first material, and a second member receiving the first member to be arranged below a vehicle floor and having a plate shape extending along a floor surface of the vehicle floor, the second member made of a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teruki Ono
  • Patent number: 10413104
    Abstract: A cutlery holder adapted to providing a sanitary environment for cutlery is provided. The cutlery holder includes at least one housing and at least one receptacle/magazine. The housing is adapted to receive a removable, rotatable, reversible, interchangeable, replaceable and washable receptacle. The receptacle/magazine includes a top portion, a bottom portion, side portions and a plurality of slotted walls present in between the top and the bottom portion. The top portion and bottom portion of the receptacle/magazine includes a plurality of slots adapted to accommodate the cutleries. The side portions of the receptacle include openings that allow the flow of fluid during washing. The plurality of slotted walls provides ventilation and allows free insertion and withdrawal of the cutleries without any interference. The receptacle/magazine is anti-microbial in nature and adapted to sanitize the cutleries and other compatible articles accommodated thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Lawrence Jacox Loheit
  • Patent number: 10406673
    Abstract: An organizer containing a housing with a plurality of compartments, at least one bin disposed in a compartment and pivotally attached thereto. The organizer further includes a locking mechanism that selectively locks the bin in place when the bin is in its fully closed position. When more than one bins are present, the locking mechanism is also capable of locking a first bin in its fully closed position while simultaneously allowing a second bin to move from its open position to being locked in its fully closed position, without unlocking the first bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Victoria Shechtman, Gal Avigad, Gilad Moisa
  • Patent number: 10390642
    Abstract: A holder and display device includes three rectangular rigid panels, and a knife receiving structure formed on an inner surface of one of the rigid panels. A flexible sheet is attached to each of the rigid panels such that the flexible sheet hingably connects the rigid panels together, whereby the three panels may hinge with respect to each other via the flexible sheet between a closed configuration and a display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew John Fraser
  • Patent number: 10314399
    Abstract: A storage container that has a container housing in which at least one receiving compartment is formed, and a drawer element which can be pulled out and retracted is located in the receiving compartment. Pull out-limiting means prevent the drawer element from being accidentally pulled out beyond a maximum pull-out operating position. The pull out-limiting means have stop tongues which can be pivoted against lateral outer wall sections of the drawer element by means of elastic deformation and each of which includes a stop protrusion that protrudes outwards. A counter stop edge which is arranged on the container housing is located in the pull-out path of each stop protrusion. If the drawer element is pulled out completely, the stop tongues can be bent by being manually acted upon such that the respective stop protrusion can pass by the counter stop edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TTS TOOLTECHNIC SYSTEMS AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Wolle, Markus Barabeisch
  • Patent number: 10293477
    Abstract: Storage equipment including at least one storage container with a vertical axis, on which a coupling bar, which can rotate about a rotational axis that is at a right angle to the vertical axis, is mounted on the outside, in the upper region of the front side of same. The coupling bar is designed as a pivot bar with only one arm, which is provided with an individual bar arm, projecting away from the rotational axis on one side, on which a coupling structure is arranged. The pivot angle of the pivot bar is limited to 90° by a stop, and the pivot bar can be pivoted exclusively between an inactive standby position with the bar arm oriented at a right angle to the vertical axis, and an active coupling position projecting upwards in the axial direction of the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TTS TOOLTECHNIC SYSTEMS AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Wolle, Markus Barabeisch, Denny Kahn
  • Patent number: 10279467
    Abstract: A tool suspension device includes a seat, a receiving element, and a fixing element. The seat has a suspension portion. The seat has a first positioning portion on a front face thereof. The receiving element has at least one tool receiving portion and a second positioning portion. The second positioning portion is detachably positioned to the first positioning portion so that the receiving element is detachably disposed on the seat. The tool receiving portion is located at a face of the receiving element opposite to the seat. The fixing element is disposed on the seat and the receiving element to fix the seat and the receiving element together. Thus, the seat can be applicable for receiving elements designed for various kinds of tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Yu-Hua Ou
  • Patent number: 10246116
    Abstract: A multipurpose utility cart for moving equipment and other cargo is provided. A utility cart includes a shelf defined by a rim surrounding the shelf. The rim has a u-shaped wall with at least one aperture formed in an upper surface thereof. The u-shaped wall and the at least one aperture define a channel for receiving an accessory. The utility cart has a handle coupled to the rim as well as a plurality of legs supporting the rim. The utility cart has a plurality of wheels such that the cart is manually propellable by a user exerting a force on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC
    Inventors: William Oltman, Jeffrey Stark, Jeffrey Bertucci
  • Patent number: 10227175
    Abstract: Provided is a reusable tie down storage case including a housing having a tie down storage area and first and second strap storage areas, at least one tab in the tie down area for engaging a tie down, a first movable flap covering the first strap storage area to prevent removal of a first strap, and a second movable flap covering the second strap storage area to prevent removal of the second strap. The reusable case can be used as a retail package and as a reusable case after purchase to hold the tie downs in the case without an additional fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: WINSTON PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Winston H. Breeden, III, Curtis P. Taylor, Matthew G. Hanson, Ryan Chepla, Colleen Kurniawan, David Drabousky
  • Patent number: 10166074
    Abstract: The present invention provides a patty manager having a dispensing tray including one or more dispensing regions for receiving surgical patties, and a recovery tray having a plurality of recovery regions for receiving surgical patties. Each dispensing region may include a dispensing indicia located, and each recovery region can include a recovery indicia, which may correspond to a substantially similar dispensing indicia of the dispensing tray. A string guide may be disposed about at least a portion of the dispensing regions for the organization and management of the patty strings. A gripping tool may further be coupled to one of the dispensing or recovery trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Clear Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay Jatana, Scott A. Comeaux
  • Patent number: 10136712
    Abstract: Solutions may provide for a traveler including a plurality of front two-in-one pockets, each of the front two-in-one pockets having a water repellent hamper pocket inside of a front pocket. The traveler may also include a plurality of hanging straps extending from a top portion of the traveler. In one example, the water repellent hamper pockets and the front pockets are sized to hold approximately an equivalent amount of items. Additionally, the water repellent hamper pockets may include a waterproof material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: LaQuita Taylor-Phillips
  • Patent number: 10093018
    Abstract: A tool holder comprises a first pair of opposing sides and a second pair of opposing sides. The second pair of opposing sides is disposed intermediate the first pair of opposing sides. The tool holder includes an at least one pocket attached to at least one of the sides. A first pair of straps connect a top edge of each of the first pair of opposing sides. The tool holder is configurable between an expanded position and a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Creative Plastic Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Nickolas Reinhart
  • Patent number: 10039354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a garment holding device comprising a main sheet of material rollable in a rolling direction and at least one cloth attachment means attached to said main sheet, wherein the main sheet is provided with at least two elongated elevated zones on the front side of the main sheet, essentially mutually parallel arranged at or near the edges of said main sheet and parallel to said rolling direction, such that when the device is rolled up, a curved spacing is created for holding a suit or another garment, without substantial forces being exerted thereto and without sharp bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MAKINORI LIFESTYLE B.V.
    Inventor: Teun Kornelis Van der Laan
  • Patent number: 10002379
    Abstract: An 18V power tool having one 18V battery pack attachable thereto and a 36V power tool having two 18V battery packs attachable thereto are housed in a tool case and sold as a set or kit. Two or more battery packs and/or a charger may also be included in the set, and sold therewith. A tool case may be used to house and carry the power tools, as well as the battery packs and/or charger, if provided. Sales systems for selling such power tools are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Goto, Tomonori Araki
  • Patent number: 9932075
    Abstract: A spare wheel assembly includes a spare-wheel cap having a core, and raised fins radially extending from the core toward a perimeter of the cap to form a cross and configured to provide gripping portions for rotating the cap. The spare wheel assembly further includes an ornament-removal tool having a handle and a longitudinal member extending therefrom. Some of the fins define recesses configured to receive and retain the handle and member to removably secure the tool to the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Neal Koenig, Luis Felipe Sanchez Curiel Nyssen, Laura Imelda Luengo Herrero, Brenna Liu, Alexia Cassandra De Anda Martinez
  • Patent number: 9857486
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing control units comprises a cabinet (10) with a plurality of rails (41) arranged horizontally along inner sidewalls and is configured to receive a plurality of drawers (40) above each other. Each drawer (40) comprises a plurality of docking sockets (1), each docking socket (1) being configured to receive and retain one control unit. The apparatus comprises a robotic elevator device (20) adapted to move an elevator table (30) in a vertical direction to a vertical position corresponding to a pair of rails (41) into which a drawer (40) is to be inserted or from which the drawer (40) is to be withdrawn. The elevator table (30) comprises a linear motor (32, 34) capable of moving the drawer (40) along a pair of rails (41) in a longitudinal direction. A robotic gripper, which may be internal or external to the apparatus, is capable of putting control units into the docking sockets or withdrawing the control units from the docking sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MAGSEIS AS
    Inventor: Nils P. Gateman
  • Patent number: 9844870
    Abstract: A tool holder comprises a first pair of opposing sides and a second pair of opposing sides. The second pair of opposing sides is disposed intermediate the first pair of opposing sides. The tool holder includes an at least one pocket attached to at least one of the sides. A first pair of straps connect a top edge of each of the first pair of opposing sides. The tool holder is configurable between an expanded position and a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Creative Plastic Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Nickolas Reinhart
  • Patent number: 9827664
    Abstract: A tool box includes a housing defining a front opening, a rear opening and an accommodation chamber in communication with the front opening and the rear opening to open to the outside; a swing seat pivotally mounted in the housing within the accommodation chamber and providing a storage rack at the bottom side, multiple insertion slots at the top side and a retaining block, a first baffle plate mounted in the housing at a front side relative to the storage rack, a second baffle plate mounted in the housing at a rear side relative to the insertion slots, a push-button, the swing seat to be biased relative to the housing to an access position when the user pushes a push-button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GOOD YEAR HARDWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsai-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 9694489
    Abstract: A tool bit case includes a first housing member and a second housing member pivotally coupled together. Each housing member includes a base and sidewalls extending from the base. The tool bit case also includes a plurality of retainers located along opposing sidewalls of the first housing member. The tool bit case further includes a modular tool bit holder that is engageable with a corresponding pair of retainers of the plurality of retainers. The modular tool bit holder is pivotable relative to the first housing member between a storage position and an upright position. When the modular tool bit holder is in the storage position, the modular tool bit holder blocks access to at least one retainer adjacent the corresponding pair of retainers, and when the modular tool bit holder is in the upright position, the at least one retainer is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Edward Landon, James Grow, Ryan Rudzinski, Brian Dieck, Adam Eller
  • Patent number: 9657518
    Abstract: An extension ladder toolbox which can be attached to the existing holes on the ends of the rungs in such a way that it does not interfere with the users use of the ladder yet it allows for easy access to necessary tools and equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Andrew Mikesell, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9573534
    Abstract: A tool storage device includes a tool storage portion fitted to a spare tire and having an opening and a tool storage bottom surface and shaped such that an opening size of the opening is greater than an area of the tool storage bottom surface, and the tool storage portion includes a middle storage portion and first and second side storage portions. The middle storage portion has a middle storage bottom surface and side walls and receives an elongated tool, and one of the side walls has a holder to hold the elongated tool. The first side storage portion has a first side storage bottom surface that is above a second side storage bottom surface of the second side storage portion. The middle storage bottom surface is below the second side storage bottom surface, and the first and second side storage bottom surfaces are above the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Youbun Hibino, Mitsuaki Eshima
  • Patent number: 9527630
    Abstract: A uniform and accessories organizer assembly ensures that a user's uniform and related accessories are readily accessible when preparing to dress for the related event. The assembly includes a support panel having a front surface. A plurality of pockets is coupled to the front surface. The pockets include a plurality of primary pockets. A plurality of sheaths is provided. Each sheath is coupled to each of the primary pockets. An open upper end of each sheath defines an access opening extending into the associated sheath. Each sheath is configured to receive a labeling panel having indicia thereon through the access opening of the associated sheath for labeling of the associated primary pocket. Each sheath is translucent to permit viewing into the sheath. A hook is coupled to the support panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Whitmore, Mirasol Whitmore
  • Patent number: 9486912
    Abstract: A toolbox includes a toolbox body having a bottom wall and a chamber delimited by the bottom wall. Two plates are mounted to and extend perpendicularly to the bottom wall. Each plate includes at least one pivot hole in the form of a partial hole having first and second stop walls. Each of the first and second stop walls extends away from a center of the partial hole. At least one receiving seat includes a plurality of grooves and two sidewalls. An axle is formed on each sidewall and is pivotably engaged in the pivot hole of one of the plates. Each axle is semi-cylindrical and includes a rectilinear wall having a length slightly smaller than a diameter of the pivot hole. The rectilinear wall includes two half sections respectively having first and second abutment portions corresponding to a storage position and an extended position of the receiving seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Su-Chiu Chen
  • Patent number: 9421685
    Abstract: A method of retrieving a tool bit from a tool bit case includes supporting the tool bit with a bit retainer of the tool bit case at an oblique angle relative to a bottom surface of the tool bit case so that a drive portion of the tool bit extends generally away from the bottom surface, engaging the drive portion of the tool bit with a driver while the tool bit is supported by the bit retainer, and removing the tool bit from the bit retainer by manipulating the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glenn Meyers
  • Patent number: 9358680
    Abstract: A hand tool organizer adapted to be mounted on a wall or door and configured to retain a plurality of tools via profile recesses, where each slidably received tool matches a corresponding recess. The organizer is further provided with side-pivoting doors and slide-out drawers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Howard T. Krueger
  • Patent number: 9330641
    Abstract: A percussionist's towel comprises a terry-cloth towel having a deformable band centrally located between the long edges of the towel and preferably including grommets along the shorter edges of the towel. The deformable band may comprise a pocket filled with microbeads, foam, padding, flocculation, or other substances used for pillows. The towel and deformable band are sound-deadening. The deformable band deters percussion mallets or the like from rolling off the towel when the towel is placed on a music stand that has been set into a generally horizontal position to function as a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Massimo
  • Patent number: 9315160
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a spare wheel, a jack and a jack wrench. The jack and a jack wrench are provided to raise the vehicle to allow a user to remove a damaged wheel and replace it with the spare wheel. The jack and jack wrench are secured to the vehicle via a first connector. The spare wheel is then secured to the first connector via a second connector. The second connector extends through the spare wheel and into the first connector to secure the spare wheel to the first connector and thus to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Naijiang Xu, Zhenhong Ge, Jihong Zhang, Jonathan William Vaillancourt, Wesley Grant Morris
  • Patent number: 9308639
    Abstract: A tool storage device includes a housing, a linkage unit, a biasing member and a locking member. The linkage unit includes a driving member, multiple storing members, and a linkage mechanism interconnecting the storing members and the driving member. The linkage unit is convertible between a retracted position, where the storing members are accommodated in the housing, and an opening position, where the storing members are driven by the driving member via the linkage mechanism to pivot so that ends of the storing members are away from the housing with different orientations. The biasing member biases the linkage unit toward the expanded position. The locking member is disposed for locking releasably the linkage unit in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventors: Chang-Xun Chen, Yu-Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 9278650
    Abstract: A cargo step pad comprising a container having a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls defining an opening and a lid coupled to the container and operable between a closed position, wherein the lid extends laterally beyond the opening, and an opened position, wherein at least a portion of a back wall of the container is positioned within a volume defined by the inner surface of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Leonard Meszaros, David Thomas Patrick
  • Patent number: 9248940
    Abstract: A storage case is provided, including two shell bodies correspondingly foldably and unfoldably connected to each other. Each shell body includes a main body and a color ring arranged around a circumferential edge at an end of the main body, and a color of the color ring is different from a color of the main body. When the two shell bodies are correspondingly folded, the two color rings are substantially disposed parallel to each other in intervals and located at opposite end edges remote from each other of the two shell bodies. When the two shell bodies are unfolded and located neighboring to and parallel to each other, the two color rings are disposed, substantially, neighboring to each other on the same level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: Ying-Chieh Liao, Yu-Kuo Liao
  • Patent number: 9233465
    Abstract: A tool box includes a base, a button, a cover and two hinges. The button is located in a recessed area of the base and connected to a fixing member that is connected to the recessed area. The button has a resilient arm extending from each of two ends thereof, and each resilient arm has a protrusion which is engaged with the positioning hole of the fixing member. Two resilient piece extending toward each other from the top edge thereof and a flange extends from one side of the button. The cover is pivotably connected to the base by the two hinges. The cover has a locking member so as to be engaged with the flange of the button. The two resilient piece push the cover upward when the cover is unlocked from the base. The hinges are not loosened after frequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Chia Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 9156156
    Abstract: A tool box includes two pivoted halves, at least one of which has a chamber with a bottom and two opposite walls. Plural positioning units are disposed on the walls and each include a straight guide groove, a guide gap and a positioning cavity at two ends of the straight guide groove, a first pivot cavity located closer to the bottom than the positioning cavity, a second pivot cavity between the positioning cavity and a positioning cavity of a neighboring positioning unit, and an arc-shaped guide groove covering the first and second pivot cavities. The arc-shaped guide groove has two arc-shaped ends to connect the first pivot cavity and a straight guide groove of the neighboring positioning unit. The storage member has pivots pivotally disposed in the first pivot cavity and the positioning cavity, or in the first or second pivot cavity of the neighboring positioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Eupin Wang
  • Patent number: 9156157
    Abstract: A tool box includes two pivoted halves and a chamber with a bottom and two opposite walls. A plurality of positioning units formed in the walls each include a positioning cavity located in one direction, a first guide groove located farther from the bottom than the positioning cavity, a first pivot cavity at one end of the first guide groove and located in the one direction, a second pivot cavity formed at another end of the first guide groove and located in another direction, a second guide groove and located between the first pivot and positioning cavities, a third pivot cavity formed at one end of the second guide groove, located in the two directions and disposed between the first pivot and positioning cavities, and a fourth pivot cavity formed at another end of the second guide groove and located between the second pivot cavity and the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Eupin Wang
  • Patent number: 9120219
    Abstract: A tool case includes a case, a cover, and a buckle plate. The case has a bottom, a front, a rear, and two side walls. A positioning fringe is formed on an inner face of the rear wall. The cover is pivotally disposed on the case and has a combination recess near the rear wall. The combination recess has a blocking fringe and two lateral fringes. The buckle plate is slidably disposed on the two lateral fringes. The buckle plate has a abutting margin near the blocking fringe and a positioning margin near the positioning fringe. Two slots are formed on the abutting margin to define a resilient portion whose free end has buckle element to buckle to the blocking fringe. Thus, the buckle plate tends to move toward the rear wall to make the positioning fringe buckle to the positioning margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventors: Ying-Jie Liao, You-Guo Liao
  • Publication number: 20150145383
    Abstract: A container 10 having a latch assembly 40 which reduces the likelihood that a drawer 16 will undesirably and/or inadvertently move to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Larry Mitchell Grela, Edwin Dizon Manalang
  • Patent number: 9038820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to utility surfaces. Specifically, the invention relates to a utility surface, generally a table or other flat surface, with drawers attached to the utility surface. In preferred embodiments of the present invention, the utility surface and attached drawers may be folded into a collapsed format that is convenient for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Mohamed Ashry
  • Publication number: 20150129443
    Abstract: A tool organizer and method of making the same is provided which allows a user to quickly and easily store tools and other items of various sizes, shapes and configurations. The customizable organizer includes a depressible core capable of maintaining an impression of an object that is pressed into it. The organizer also includes a covering material such as a fabric, flock or elastomeric coating, which protects the outer surface of the core, and also provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance. A tacky adhesive is applied on an upper surface of the core so that when a tool or other item is pressed into the covering material that overlay the core, the tacky adhesive maintains the covering material in close conformity to the customized impression of the tool or other item created in the organizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Melinda Young
  • Patent number: 8991599
    Abstract: A device for holding and carrying various items, e.g., hand tools or other small items, is disclosed. It includes a lower tray, an upper tray, a pair of foldable strut assemblies and a handle. Each strut assembly includes a pair of leg sections pivotably connected together. The strut assemblies are located at diagonally located corners of the trays with their leg sections arranged to be pivoted to an open position, whereupon the upper tray is spaced above said lower tray to provide ready access to any items in said lower tray. Torsion springs are provided to hold the tray in that position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Roger F. Wilson