Retainer Enters Opening In Article Patents (Class 206/493)
  • Patent number: 10327596
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a turkey leg holder for storing a smoked turkey leg. The turkey leg holder may include an openable container having an interior configured to accommodate a turkey leg, the container having an upper panel attached to a lower panel; a pair of supports configured to secure the turkey leg within the container; and a rotation device attached to the supports, the rotation device providing for rotation of the supports and the turkey leg within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Kennedy Lorenzo Morrow, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10288536
    Abstract: A histology processing cassette stack having a plurality of cassettes for use in analyzing or processing biological samples is disclosed. The stack of cassettes are arranged in register and threaded on a connecting strip which passes through an aperture in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the cassette though a front wall of the cassette. The cassettes are held in fixed relation and may be transported and inserted en bloc into a magazine in a printing system by the connecting strip having a retaining part abutting the bottom cassette and able to bear the weight of the stack of cassettes when suspended. A printing system comprising a housing having a void for receiving a magazine loaded with the stack of cassettes is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Cellpath Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Webber, Philip Webber, Richard Titcombe
  • Patent number: 10273037
    Abstract: A reusable packaging and storage article for an elastic constriction ring is described wherein the article comprises a top member and a bottom member configured to releasably engage with each other, wherein the bottom member comprises: a cavity of substantially circular shape having a perimeter lip with an inner and outer surface to house, in use, a portion of the elastic constriction ring; and an at least partially pillar extending from a substantially central portion of the cavity; and wherein a summit of the pillar has a diameter less than the diameter of a central aperture of the elastic constriction ring, and a lower portion of the pillar has a diameter greater than the diameter of a central aperture of the elastic constriction ring; and wherein the top member comprises: a cavity of substantially circular shape having a perimeter lip with an inner and outer surface to house, in use, a portion of the elastic constriction ring, wherein the diameter of an inner surface of the perimeter is the same or greate
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (BRANDS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Kevin Pan, Piotr Zaborniak, Teun Franciscus van Wetten
  • Patent number: 10098480
    Abstract: A non-slip jewelry holder having a first and second layer of a non-slip material located adjacent to each other, wherein the first layer includes a plurality of slits located along the first layer; at least one set of adjustable prongs located between the first and second layers, wherein the set of adjustable prongs includes two prongs located a distance from each other, wherein each of the two prongs include a prong retainer, a prong edge operatively connected to the prong retainer, a prong extension having a first end and a second end such that the first end of the prong extension is operatively connected to the prong edge and a prong slot such that the second end of the prong extension is operatively connected to the prong slot; and a jeweler holder fastener to retain the non-slip jewelry holder in a rolled-up form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Michela N. DeLuca
  • Patent number: 10057465
    Abstract: A mouth held photographic mount that is angularly adjustable and has two different reconfigurable structures. In either structure a cell phone is held in a rigid horizontal orientation so as to allow video footage to be shot while the mount is held in the photographer's mouth. The first structure uses an elastic strap to constrain the phone and the second structure uses a vertically adjustable elastic clam to constrain the phone. The shock and vibration isolation of the phone is provided by the human body's own suspension mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Kurt Erwin Heine
  • Patent number: 9993099
    Abstract: A cake transporting device for use in transporting cakes of various sizes. The cake transporting device includes an enclosure having a base, foldable side panels, and a removable lid, defining an interior volume in which a cake can be positioned for transportation. Once a cake is positioned on the base, pins are inserted into apertures disposed on the base so as to surround or encircle the cake, thereby preventing the cake from shifting during transportation. The side panels on the base are movable between an open configuration wherein the panels lie in the same plane as the base, and a closed configuration wherein the panels are folded so as to form a three dimensional shape. Each panel includes a strap having a mating fastener thereon, wherein the mating fasteners on opposing panels are engaged so as to secure the enclosure in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Elizabeth Lordi
  • Patent number: 9693623
    Abstract: The holster includes a solid basically flat rectilinear shape. In one embodiment, a horizontal slot through the thickness of the base receives a strap that is wrapped around the portable device, while a second strap, vertically oriented, is fixed in a keyway in the bottom of the base and threaded through a vertical slot in the thickness of the base and is brought upward over the horizontal strap. In a second embodiment a pair of horizontal straps are set in keyways and are wrapped around a portion of the portable device, holding it in place. All straps having a webbing having one side covered by the hook portion of a hook and loop fastening system and the other side covered by the loop elements of a hook and loop fastening system, allowing opposite sides, or faces, of any single strap to be fastened to itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Charles E. Bryant
  • Patent number: 9572437
    Abstract: A tool holder includes a main body, a positioning member and at least one rod. The main body includes a hanging portion and an assembling portion protrudingly formed with at least one first engaging block. The positioning member is assembled to the main body and extends toward the assembling portion to form at least one second engaging block. The first and second engaging blocks are for being engaged with two ends of one socket respectively, and two opposite ends of the positioning member are respectively fixed to the main body via a first fixing member. The rod has a first end and a second end, the first end is disposed on one said first engaging block, each rod is disposed through one socket, and the second end and one said second engaging block are fixed to each other via a second fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Yu-Hua Ou
  • Patent number: 9038824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packing box for accommodation of plate bodies, which comprises a backplane, and a side plate vertically arranged at the periphery of the backplane, the plate body including a main body, and a PCB plate connected through a flexible sheet to the edge of the main body, a positioning member being further arranged in the space enclosed by the backplane and the side plate for preventing the PCB plate from moving relative to the main body. The positioning member of the present invention can prevent the PCB plate from moving relative to the main body of the plate body, playing a role in protecting the circuit on the flexible sheet and having low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8919552
    Abstract: A method of packaging a hole saw includes positioning a circular cutting edge portion of the hole saw against a surface of a base member of a hang tag assembly. The base member includes a post that extends from the surface into a hollow interior defined by the hole saw. A cap member of the hang tag assembly is positioned adjacent a mounting portion of the hole saw. The cap member includes a stem and a display card portion. The stem is advanced through a bore defined in the mounting portion and into the hollow interior of the hole saw. The post is then secured to the stem within the hollow interior of the hole saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Melvin A. Pendergraph, Crystal Williams, Arrik Kim
  • Patent number: 8875884
    Abstract: A hand tool rack includes a first body and a second body. The first body has two rectangular extensions and a connection member which is located between the two extensions. Each extension has a first connection portion. The connection member has a second connection portion. Multiple first positioning portions are located between the two first connection portions. The second body has two first holes defined through two first portions on two ends thereof. The second body has a second hole defied through a second portion at the middle portion thereof. When the first connection portions extend through the first holes, the first connection portions contact respective tops of the first portions. The second connection portion extends through the second hole and contacts the second portion. The first positioning portions are connected with the second positioning portions of the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Hong-Jen Lee
  • Patent number: 8813957
    Abstract: A positioning frame for socket bits has a track frame and a supporting device. The track frame has at least one baseboard, at least two positioning racks and at least two holding racks. The racks are formed on the at least one baseboard. Each one of the at least two holding racks has a holding recess and an opening. The supporting device is detachably connected to the track frame and has multiple fixing boards and at least two supporting mounts. The fixing boards are movably mounted in the holding recesses of the at least two holding racks. The at least two supporting mount are securely connected to the fixing boards to abut against the at least one baseboard, and each one of the at least two supporting mounts has at least two through holes and at least two screw bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 8757377
    Abstract: A device for securing and displaying a saw blade, the device including a body portion having a first through hole adapted to receive a hanger, a cavity for housing a security device, and a locating profile. The device also includes a cover including a second through hole. The body portion and the cover are one structure coupled by a hinge such that the post extends from one of said body portion or said cover, and an aperture in the other of said body portion and said cover. The post is also adapted to extend through the saw blade into the aperture to secure the saw blade to the device. The through holes are aligned when the post extends through the aperture and the aligned through holes are adapted to house a security hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian K. Alexander, Glenn Meyers
  • Patent number: 8734420
    Abstract: A package assembly for a drug reconstitution assembly includes a body, a drug reconstitution assembly and a removable lid. The body includes a plurality of protrusions configured to mate with a plurality of corresponding features of the drug reconstitution assembly to inhibit axial and rotational translation of the drug reconstitution assembly and its constituent parts during shipping and handling. By preventing axial and rotational shifting during shipment, premature and accidental puncture or contamination of the medication or the spikes within the drug reconstitution assembly is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Scott R. Ariagno, Mark D. Schilling, Tomas V. Pla
  • Patent number: 8662304
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical package and an associated method are provided that is child resistant, but that may be readily accessible for users having arthritis or otherwise having limited mobility in their fingers. The pharmaceutical package includes a housing and a card carrying medication that is slidably disposed at least partially within the housing such that the at least one medication is positioned within the housing. The pharmaceutical package also includes an engagement member configured to engage the card in an instance in which the card is disposed within the housing. For example, the card may define an opening and the engagement member may be configured to extend into the opening defined by the card when the card is in the housing. The pharmaceutical package also includes a twistable actuator configured to disengage the card and the engagement member in response to rotation of the twistable actuator relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: McKesson Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas R. Myszak
  • Patent number: 8657116
    Abstract: A point of sale packaging assembly includes a support portion for supporting a toy and a fastener device. The support portion has opposing surfaces and a slot extending therethrough and configured for receiving a looped extension member of a toy. The fastener device includes an elongate portion and a base portion pivotally coupled to the elongate portion. The elongate portion includes a distal end portion releasably securable to an engagement surface on the base portion. The elongate portion is configured to be received through the looped extension member of the toy so that the toy is releasably coupleable to the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Buresch, Justin Petit
  • Patent number: 8657106
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Trapp, Robert Michael Buresch, Donald George Scheffold
  • Publication number: 20140042047
    Abstract: A method of packaging a hole saw includes positioning a circular cutting edge portion of the hole saw against a surface of a base member of a hang tag assembly. The base member includes a post that extends from the surface into a hollow interior defined by the hole saw. A cap member of the hang tag assembly is positioned adjacent a mounting portion of the hole saw. The cap member includes a stem and a display card portion. The stem is advanced through a bore defined in the mounting portion and into the hollow interior of the hole saw. The post is then secured to the stem within the hollow interior of the hole saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin A. Pendergraph, Crystal Williams, Arrik Kim
  • Patent number: 8646601
    Abstract: A kit for carrying hole saws has a hole saw carrier configured to releasably carry thereon a plurality of nested hole saws, and is movable between (i) a storage position and (ii) a use position for removing one or more hole saws therefrom. The carrier is axially-elongated and receivable through an arbor hole in a hole saw to releasably carry the hole saw thereon and to allow one hole saw to be nested within another thereon. The carrier is pivotally mounted and movable between the storage and use positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventors: Matthew C. Green, Peter Weremchuk
  • Patent number: 8556075
    Abstract: A hangtag for tools includes a suspension element, a positioning element, and a limitation element having a blocker. The positioning element includes a main body and a positioning portion having a base, an elastic piece, and a protrusion disposed on the elastic piece. The base encloses a through slot which penetrates a top and a bottom of the base and extends through a side face of the main body to reach inside of the main body. The elastic piece laterally extends into the through slot from the main body, and a shifting room is defined by the elastic piece and the through slot. When the blocker is in the shifting room and leans against the elastic piece, the protrusion is at a first position, and security is provided by the elastic piece. When the blocker doesn't lean against the elastic piece, sockets can be easily removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Yu-Hua Ou
  • Patent number: 8535803
    Abstract: Solar-reflective roofing granules having deep-tone colors are formed by coating base mineral particles with a coating composition including an infrared-reflective pigment. Color is provided by colored infrared pigment, light-interference platelet pigment, or a metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Keith C. Hong
  • Patent number: 8479917
    Abstract: A container for holding a vase having flowers positioned therein. The container includes a pair of side walls, a pair of bottom retainers, and a downwardly extending tongue to limit relative motion between the vase and container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Syndicate Sales Inc.
    Inventor: Trent A. Harshman
  • Patent number: 8443972
    Abstract: A method of packaging a hole saw includes positioning a circular cutting edge portion of the hole saw against a surface of a base member of a hang tag assembly. The base member includes a post that extends from the surface into a hollow interior defined by the hole saw. A cap member of the hang tag assembly is positioned adjacent a mounting portion of the hole saw. The cap member includes a stem and a display card portion. The stem is advanced through a bore defined in the mounting portion and into the hollow interior of the hole saw. The post is then secured to the stem within the hollow interior of the hole saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Melvin A. Pendergraph, Crystal Williams, Arrik Kim
  • Patent number: 8418848
    Abstract: A disc package assembly for packaging and accommodating multiple discs is provided. The disc package assembly includes an upper cover and a base. The upper cover includes a through-hole, a first annular protrusion, a second annular protrusion, and a restraining portion. The thickness of the upper cover gradually increases from the edge of the upper cover toward the center. Further, the base includes a hollow fastening portion and a third annular protrusion. An annular part is formed at the upper end of the fastening portion and has several slots. The fastening portion includes a central through-hole penetrating through the base. The thickness of the base gradually increases from the edge of the base toward the center. The disc package assembly may further include a thermal shrink film for wrapping over the disc package assembly and the discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Princo Middle East FZE
    Inventor: Peng-Kai Hsu
  • Patent number: 8418850
    Abstract: A presentation device for a bicycle handlebar grip (12a) comprises an plane base element (14) and an elongate elastic holding element (16a). The holding element (16a) is provided for holding the grip (12a) on the base element (14). Thus, a first portion (16a?) of the holding element (16a) emerges from a first opening (18) on the first end of the grip (12a) and a second portion (16?) of the holding element (16a) emerges from a second opening (20) on the second end of the grip (12a). Further, a connection means (22a) is provided for mechanically connecting the first and second portions (16a?,16a?) of the holding element (16a), to the base element (14). This allows the grip (12a) to be pulled away from the base element (14) against the tensile force of the holding element (16a), so a person can full fully grip around the bicycle handlebar grip (12a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: RTI Sports Vertrieb von Sportartikeln GmbH
    Inventor: Franc Arnold
  • Patent number: 8403133
    Abstract: A data disc case includes a base panel and an one-hand operable arrangement which includes an affixing panel affixing on the base panel and a foldable panel extended from the affixing panel to foldably overlap on the base panel, wherein the affixing panel and foldable panel are extended edge to edge to form a cover panel on the base panel and to define a compartment between the cover panel and the base panel for accommodating a data disc therewithin. The foldable panel at the cover panel is movably overlapping with the base panel to foldably flip the foldable panel of the cover panel between an open position in a one-hand operable manner for exposing the data disc within the compartment to be accessed and an enclosed position for enclosing the data disc within the data disc case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Hsiung Lien
  • Patent number: 8387791
    Abstract: A toolbox has a box body and a clamping device. The box body has a casing and a cover. The casing has two opposite sidewalls and a chamber. The cover is attached to the casing. The clamping device is mounted in the casing and has at least one holding shaft and multiple clamping mounts. The at least one holding shaft is mounted securely in the casing and each has two ends connected to the opposite sidewalls of the casing. The clamping mounts are rotatably mounted on the at least one holding shaft in the casing and each has a clamping frame and two clamping arms. The clamping frame is rotatably mounted on the at least one holding shaft. The clamping arms are formed on and protrude upwardly from the clamping frame at an interval to form an inserting recess between the clamping arms and each has an engaging protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jeng-Fung Huang
  • Patent number: 8381905
    Abstract: A bit socket bracket assembly has a frame, multiple bit socket mounts and a burglarproof unit. The frame has a track. Each bit socket mount is detachably and slidably connected with the track and has a hollow positioning section. Each positioning section has a round cross section and can be inserted into a bit socket. The cross sections of the positioning sections are round, so the bit sockets can be rotated. Accordingly, a number or a sign on each bit socket can be rotated to face a user and this is greatly practical and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 8353397
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J Trapp, Robert Michael Buresch, Donald George Scheffold
  • Patent number: 8342328
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Trapp, Robert Michael Buresch, Donald George Scheffold
  • Patent number: 8336709
    Abstract: A tool holder has a housing with magnets mounted therein with a slot therebetween and movable pegs therein cooperating to hold a series of sockets, or a series of screw drivers or bits therefor, or a series of wrenches, or other tools, or combinations thereof, mounted at a desired position on the tool holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald J. Geibel
  • Patent number: 8322531
    Abstract: A knife package includes a card having a front side and a back side. The knife package further comprises a utility knife having a body and a plurality of blade holders movable within the body, and a plurality of slides on the body. Each slide is operatively connected with one of the blade holders, and the slides are arranged to move associated blade holders in the body. The knife package further comprises a securement structure that secures the utility knife to the card, wherein said utility knife is secured on the front side of said card by the securement structure such that the plurality of slides of the utility knife are visible when viewing the front side of the card from an angle normal to the front side of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Miller, Gary Wainwright
  • Patent number: 8307980
    Abstract: A bit socket bracket assembly has a main frame, a track frame, multiple bit socket brackets and a burglarproof unit. The main frame is made of plastic. The track frame is made of metal and is securely mounted on the main frame. The bit socket brackets are slidably connected with the track frame. The burglarproof unit is connected with each bit socket bracket. Because the main frame and the track frame are two separate members, the track frame can be made of metal. Accordingly, the structural strength of the bit socket bracket assembly is enhanced. Moreover, signs formed on the track frame do not easily wear off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 8292074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stabilizer suitable for stabilizing disks of a heat pack, wherein the stabilizer includes at least two elongate parallel pushers of height compatible with the height of the heat pack, each movable in a direction perpendicular to the pushers, the pushers being associated with an irreversible driver system enabling the pushers to be moved apart or towards each other, the pushers extending in service so as to face an inside diameter of the disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
    Inventor: Michel Fiore
  • Patent number: 8281925
    Abstract: A safety spanner suspension structure is provided for suspending a slender box-end ratchet spanner in an easy and safe insertion-retained suspended form for exhibition. The suspension structure includes an upper portion suspension board and a lower portion suspension seat. The suspension seat forms a seating hole that receives and is for engagement with a retention seat that forms alternately arranged projection tabs. The body of the retention seat forms an open slot for easy insertion into the seating hole for positioning purposes. A ring hole of the spanner is set on the outer side of the retention seat and a retention member is fit from the outside through the ring hole of the spanner to fit into the retention seat to have a post of the retention seat fit into the open slot of the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai Chang
  • Publication number: 20120181317
    Abstract: The mechanical and moisture protection apparatus for handheld electronic devices generally comprises a handle for the user, a bearing plate that covers an electrical connector recess in an electronic device, and an insert that fits within the recess. In addition, a sealing means may also be utilized to further ensure a fluid tight seal. The apparatus may be constructed as a one-piece unitary structure or may comprise individual components. The apparatus may be constructed from any number of materials and utilizing any number of fabrication techniques. The apparatus is preferably light weight, inexpensive and easy to assemble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Zachary Edward Evens
  • Patent number: 8181780
    Abstract: A socket holding device has a plurality of posts extending from a base. The base may be arranged so that shallow wells are linearly arranged in front of deeper wells with the posts extending from the center of the wells. The posts have arms with a radial bead connected thereto receivable within receivers in the shafts of sockets. A socket may be securely retained to the base thereby preventing undesired disengagement from the well if inverted or “knocked over”, while preferably allowing free rotation of an installed socket thus enabling one to read the sizing information on the exterior surface of the socket. This design is believed to provide an ability to be installed and uninstalled from the post multiple times without a loss of grip function and also preferably requires no secondary motion to remove or release the socket, and can consist of a one-piece design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: William Tracey Guffey, Troy Beavers Yoes
  • Patent number: 8113344
    Abstract: A package, a system and method of manufacturing discs, the package for storing discs including: a base; a stem, the stem including: a first end including a first protruding portion of a first predetermined protruding shape; and a second end attached to the base, such that the stem is substantially perpendicular to the base; and a cover configured to be locked to the first end of the stem, the cover including a first hole of a first predetermined hole shape, having a shape configured to allow the first predetermined protruding shape to pass through the first hole; wherein the cover is configured to be placed over the stem, such that the first protruding portion enters into the first hole at an open position of the first hole, and the cover is configured to be rotated about a longitudinal axis of the stem, to lock the package at a locked position of the first hole such that the first protruding portion extends beyond at least a portion of the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Moser Baer India Limited
    Inventors: Kapur Arun, Joginder Singh Dhaka, Kaul Ram Rathi
  • Patent number: 8104613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disc holder for storing a plurality of discs comprising: a base; a spindle extending vertically from the base, where the spindle enables the stacking of the plurality of discs; a top cover, where the top cover locks to the base by using two sliding clasps, where one clasp is one side of the top cover and the other clasp is on the opposite side. The base may include three prongs extending vertically from three respective sides of the base in order to keep discs aligned. The enclosure may further include a receptacle for the top of the spindle and a swivel handle for carrying the unit. The plurality of discs may include compact discs and DVDs or a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: T. Richard Trammell
  • Publication number: 20120006713
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Trapp, Robert Michael Buresch, Donald George Scheffold
  • Patent number: 8074795
    Abstract: The container of this invention may have a plurality of slots formed proximate an upper perimeter of the container such that a lower portion of the slots is exposed when a lid is secured over the upper perimeter. Optionally a plurality of notches may be formed in the container below the slots. Hooks of tie down straps engage the slots and are held in place therein by the lid. When the slots are present hooks of tie down straps are secured in the slots. Another embodiment includes a hanger having a handle and an optional L-piece, the handle having apertures or notches, which can be, for example oval or rectangular, for securing both hooks of a tie down strap, the L-piece either attachable, or permanently attached, to the handle for further securing the hooks disposed in the apertures. Yet another embodiment includes a receptacle having an attachable or permanently attached bracket or plurality of brackets, each bracket having slots, each slot for storing both hooks of a tie down strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Steven Neu, Tammy Neu
  • Patent number: 8074829
    Abstract: A device includes an upper portion including a pit placement portion, a lower portion including a flat bottom portion, and a retaining strap connected to the upper portion at a first connector and removably connected to a second connector. The upper portion is adapted to removably connect with a half of an avocado.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Evriholder Products, LLC
    Inventors: Gary S. Seehoff, Bryan Golden
  • Patent number: 8069983
    Abstract: A package for a saw blade comprises a housing defining a space for receiving a saw blade. A first cover is attached to the housing at a hinge, and is pivoted at the hinge so as to overlay the saw blade and retain the saw blade in the housing. The cover is dimensioned to extend over less than the entire saw blade. A compartment may be attached to the housing where a security device is located in the compartment. A second cover seals the security element in the compartment. A second cover may be attached to the housing at a second hinge, and pivoted at the second hinge so as to overlay the saw blade and retain the saw blade in the housing. The second cover is dimensioned so as to extend over less than the entire saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventor: Brandon Seth Cross
  • Patent number: 8056711
    Abstract: A display for a bicycle handlebar grip comprises a base element to which a receiving element is connected. The rod-shaped receiving element serves to be able to slip a bicycle handlebar thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: RTI Sports Vertrieb von Sportatikeln GmbH
    Inventor: Franc Arnold
  • Publication number: 20110253579
    Abstract: An apparatus for fastening a product to its package for shipment and display. The apparatus includes a key having a base, an inner pad and outer ring portions. The base includes two bridges supporting two pairs of living hinges, each of the pairs being connected to an outer ring portion. The outer ring portions are enabled to pivot between a position generally aligned with the inner pad and a position generally perpendicular to the inner pad so as to act as a handle to rotate the key. The inner pad supports a post and a pair of protrusions. Between the inner pad and the outer ring portions are openings for receiving a strip of stiff paper. After the key is inserted through the package and into the product, the key is rotated to cause an abutment of the protrusions with the product to fasten the product and package together. The strip is then inserted to prevent inadvertent rotation of the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Hiu Man Chong, Wan Lung Cheung
  • Patent number: 8038002
    Abstract: A data disc case includes a base panel and an one-hand operable arrangement which includes an affixing panel affixing on the base panel and a foldable panel extended from the affixing panel to foldably overlap on the base panel, wherein the affixing panel and foldable panel are extended edge to edge to form a cover panel on the base panel and to define a compartment between the cover panel and the base panel for accommodating a data disc therewithin. The foldable panel at the cover panel is movably overlapping with the base panel to foldably flip the foldable panel of the cover panel between an open position in a one-hand operable manner for exposing the data disc within the compartment to be accessed and an enclosed position for enclosing the data disc within the data disc case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Chin-Hsiung Lien
  • Patent number: 8016111
    Abstract: A reusable shopping bag assembly includes handle structure for use with a plurality of reusable shopping bags. The handle structure includes a handle frame with a pair of tubular sleeves extending therefrom in spaced relation to support a plurality of the reusable shopping bags having sleeve receiving holes therethrough and a pair of caps connected to the frame by cords and removably positioned on the sleeves the retain the bags thereon. The sleeves are spaced apart and bores therethrough are sized and shaped to enable the handle structure with a plurality of reusable shopping bags thereon to be positioned on a rack holding store bags to facilitate placement of merchandise in the reusable bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Elemental Muse, LLC
    Inventors: Monica Michele Wilson, Erik Jay Batalia
  • Patent number: 7997410
    Abstract: A disk package and retainer for a disk having an open surface therethrough and susceptible to curl includes a first member having a retention surface disposed adjacent a first side of the disk and adjacent the open surface of the disk and having a connecting surface and a second member having a retention surface disposed adjacent a second side of the disk and adjacent the open surface of the disk and having a connecting surface cooperatively connected to the connecting surface of the first member through the open surface such that the distance between the first member and second member can be adjustably maintained in a manner to apply force from opposite sides of the disk in a manner to substantially maintain the disk in a relatively flat condition. A panel is employed between the members adjacent the disk and method employing the members, disk and panel forms a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Ali Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Terry Ali, Christopher Ali, Frank F. Ali
  • Patent number: 7905354
    Abstract: A tool holder has a housing with magnets mounted in a pair of dove-tailed grooves with a slot therebetween and movable pegs therein cooperating to hold a series of sockets, or a series of screw drivers or bits therefor, or a series of wrenches, or other tools, or combinations thereof, mounted at a desired position on the tool holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Durston Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Geibel
  • Patent number: 7905351
    Abstract: An exemplary display package for an item having a loop portion includes a card having a front side and a back side, a post extending from the front side of the card, and a hasp extending from the front side of the card to define a slot. The item may be attached to the display package by positioning the loop portion of the item around the post and through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Gary Konop, David Kearns