Rotatable Patents (Class 211/70)
  • Patent number: 10307020
    Abstract: A bathroom accessory chest for use within a bedroom, bathroom, dorm room, or any related facility, includes a cabinet, with a pivotal lid, both the lid, the front of the cabinet, and perhaps even its bottom, may be formed incorporating ferominous panels, perforated to allow for the ventilation of air therethrough, in order to dry any towels, washcloths, or related items temporarily stored therein. The interior of the cabinet may include one or more towel racks, a soap dish, toothbrush and cup holder, in addition to a bin for holding other grooming items, such as a tube of toothpaste, aftershave lotion, shampoo, hair spray, or any of the other related types of personal care and toiletry items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Edgar J Samuel
  • Patent number: 10132660
    Abstract: A sensor assembly is provided for a fingerboard latch assembly that comprises: a latch bracket; bolts for mounting the latch bracket to a fingerboard; a latch; and a bracket pin rotatably supporting the latch on the latch bracket to allow rotation of the latch between an open position and a closed position. The sensor assembly has a mounting arrangement that mounts to the bolts, holding a closed-position proximity sensor probe facing downwardly for sensing proximity of a crank portion of the latch and/or the piston head in the closed position, and also holding an open-position proximity sensor probe facing forwardly for sensing proximity of an arm of the latch in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Salunda Limited
    Inventors: John Mark Newton, Alan Patrick John Finlay
  • Patent number: 10004961
    Abstract: A golf club carrier includes seven inner receptacles and seven out receptacles. The carrier is rotatable about an axis. Two ejectors are caused to be raised simultaneously by a single actuator with one ejector raising a golf club and the other ejector rising in a space between two receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ROTACADDY LIMITED
    Inventor: John Pittman
  • Patent number: 9820596
    Abstract: An apparatus allowing an individual to feed himself or herself without the use of their hands and without requiring assistance. An eating utensil is held by a utensil holder mounted on the top of a rotating shaft. The rotating shaft is fixedly attached to a rotary disk. The rotary disk is rotatably connected to a fixed shaft, which in turn is fixedly mounted to a base. The user removes the utensil from the mount using his or mouth, obtains a portion of food using the utensil, places the utensil back on the mount, and rotates the mount 180 degrees so the portion of food can thereby be consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Judy Jericho Eastman
  • Patent number: 9516957
    Abstract: A jewelry case, easily assembled from a knock-down kit, with viewable spaces and removable sections to display and handle necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings and the similar jewelry pieces. The case is made of a durable and transparent plastic including a top, back surface, bottom and front surfaces, a pair of end surfaces with apertures, multiple pull out racks having hook assemblies with a way to hold the jewelry, and a container and cubicle drawer for rings, pins, broaches, etc. so that the case may be filled with jewelry for display and storage. The case kit provides a flat, knock-down components package for easy and economical shipping, gifting and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Pamela B. Riegle
  • Patent number: 9370277
    Abstract: A portable campfire utensil and/or accessory holder assembly including a base member, a stop member, a first arm having an upper member and a lower member, a second arm having an upper member and a lower member, a top member; and wherein the campfire utensil and/or accessory holder assembly is convertible between a non-deployed storage configuration and a deployed utensil and/or accessory retaining configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Nick Weaver
  • Patent number: 9333926
    Abstract: A storage device for storing bungee cords has a plurality of mounting plates, each provided with a plurality of mounting apertures therethrough. The storage device also includes a plurality of elongate frame elements that engage the mounting plates to operably space the mounting plates so that the mounting plates are spaced a distance suitable for mounting the bungee cords on the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Fredrick L. Henning
  • Patent number: 8770419
    Abstract: A rotatable multilevel tool organizer for storing and presenting a variety of tools. The tool organizer includes a base unit that rests on a lazy susan bearing, allowing 360 degree rotation. The base unit has a plurality of drawers or swing out compartments. The tool organizer includes a plurality of cylindrical shaped pieces on the top of the base unit to hold mechanics sockets or other components. The tool organizer includes a middle unit resting on the base unit that holds tools in the vertical position. The tool organizer includes an upper unit resting on the base unit for storing and presenting longer handle tools in the vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Craig P. Carlton
  • Patent number: 8714882
    Abstract: A bolting apparatus and method for inserting a rod into a surface, the bolting apparatus including a base having a foot end and a head end, at least one stabilizing rod extendable from the base head end and having a stabilizing rod end adapted to contact a surface to be drilled, and a mechanism attached to the base between the base foot end and the stabilizing rod end and adapted to grip the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Eddowes, Gregory Wayne Broad, John Edward Bailey
  • Patent number: 8689999
    Abstract: A hair styling device holster includes a bottom section, a middle section, and a top section. The bottom section includes a flat bottom surface. The middle section is coupled to the bottom section and includes walls that define an interior compartment sized and configured to receive a heated end of a hair styling device. At least a portion of one of the plurality of walls including a mesh grating. The top section is coupled to the middle section and defines at least one opening in communication with the interior compartment defined by the middle section. An insulating material is disposed on an upper interior surface of the bottom section for insulating the bottom section from a hair styling device when the hair styling device is disposed within the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Polder Housewares, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Cooper, George Calvin Scott, Joel Beebe, Christopher Hawker, Jessica Moreland, Christopher Trunek
  • Patent number: 8528873
    Abstract: A shelf system is shown and described. A post has an aperture. A pin is configured to extend through that aperture. The pin has a head having a first circumference and a body having a second circumference. A collar is configured to encircle the post and rest on the pin head and body. In operation the collar, and any associated shelf, is able to rotate smoothly and stably around the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Rev-A-Shelf Company, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Domenig, Bret Schaller
  • Patent number: 8425171
    Abstract: A racking assembly for receiving and storing at least one pipe. The racking assembly comprises a set back assembly including a selectively rotatable member having a plurality of radial slots sized for receiving a portion of the pipe(s) in sliding engagement, and a base for supporting the pipe(s). The base is coupled to the selectively rotatable member so as to permit mutual rotation. A barrier is located about a peripheral edge of the base, such that the setback assembly rotates relative to the barrier. The barrier is arranged to prevent the pipe(s) from moving radially from the base. The barrier has a gap sized to permit selective lateral movement of the pipe(s). Mutual rotation of the selectively rotatable member and the base permit alignment of the gap and a selected slot of the selectively rotatable member, and thus permits the pipe stands to be moved laterally into the setback assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Asbjørn Mortensen, Kok Seng Foo, Rune Henriksen, Yeong Jin King
  • Patent number: 8372634
    Abstract: A storage-access apparatus includes a first support device including a first base; at least one first storage-access device and at least one first storage device, disposed on the first base and arranged in a first circle; a second support device including a second base; at least one second storage-access device and at least one second storage device, disposed on the second base and arranged in a second circle; and a transporting device, wherein the first storage-access device, the first storage device, the second storage-access device and the second storage device each has plural compartments, the transporting device corresponds to the compartments, and the first storage-access device and the first storage device can rotate relative to the second storage-access device and the second storage device. Accordingly, the storage-access apparatus can be employed in depositing and picking up products independently. Also disclosed is a storage system including, among others, the storage-access apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Healthbanks Biotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Chih Lin, Jia-You Chen
  • Publication number: 20130001179
    Abstract: A rackable, collapsible, and stackable unit including corner posts being foldable inwardly and downwardly, side bars connecting a pair of opposite corner posts, upper end bars connecting a pair of adjacent corner posts, lower end bars connecting the pair of adjacent upright corner posts, a core holder located on the upper end bars for retaining one end of a core, a plurality of hinges, one connected at each joint between each corner post and the side bars, and hinged support braces pivotally and diagonally connected between one of the corner posts and one of the side bars to hold the corner posts in an upright position when the unit is opened and which, in combination with the hinges, makes it possible to fold the corner posts inwardly and downwardly so as to lie substantially flat against the side bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Alfred Knox HARPOLE
  • Patent number: 8342341
    Abstract: A utensil storage stand, which comprises a base, a column extending away from the base, a distal end on the column, and utensil engaging means rotatably mounted on the column. The utensil engaging means is rotatably mounted on the distal end of the column by a ball bearing arrangement comprising plastic races cooperating with plastic or ceramic bearings interposed between the races. The utensil engagement means comprises a first set of radially extending spokes with enlarged perforations through the spokes and a second set of radially extending spokes providing utensil support hooks extending from the spokes. The utensil engagement means is rotatably mounted with respect to column having an axis substantially perpendicular to the plane of the base. The open body of the utensil engagement means creates a canister for the purpose of containing small kitchen items with the disc top acting as the floor or bottom of the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: David Lee Cass, Marilyn Kathryn Cass
  • Patent number: 8297886
    Abstract: A bolting apparatus and method for inserting a rod into a surface, the bolting apparatus including a base having a foot end and a head end, at least one stabilizing rod extendable from the base head end and having a stabilizing rod end adapted to contact a surface to be drilled, and a mechanism attached to the base between the base foot end and the stabilizing rod end and adapted to grip the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Eddowes, Gregory Wayne Broad, John Edward Bailey
  • Patent number: 8191718
    Abstract: Various aspects include a rack module comprising a side including one or more receptacles. A receptacle may include a contact surface shaped to receive a container. A rack module may include one or more engagement features operable to removably attach the rack module to another rack module having complementary engagement features. The other rack module may also have a side including one or more receptacles, and the attached rack modules may commonly orient their respective receptacles such that the containers received therein may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Scientific Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Hovatter
  • Patent number: 8074814
    Abstract: The present invention is a wall-mounted toothbrush carousel that stores one or more electric and/or standard toothbrushes in a convenient rotary dispenser. The rotary dispenser comprises a top-mounted knob atop a clover-shaped disc, the disc being connected to a stem in a spindle-type manner. The bottom of the stem is connected to a concave base. In some embodiments, the concavity of the base collects and contains runoff. In other embodiments, the base may be defined by one or more drain holes to allow drainage of the residue. The stem offsets the disc from the base. The disc is four-leaf-clover-shaped and defined by alternate apertures (for holding standard and electric toothbrushes) and U-shaped recesses for holding electric toothbrushes. The spindle-type holder revolves around and holds one or more electric toothbrushes as well as standard toothbrushes in queued positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: James Bradford Morris, Lisa Beatrice Mears
  • Patent number: 8074812
    Abstract: A rotary hanging track storage unit for mounting in a corner cabinet includes a circular hanging track 4 and hanger assemblies 10, hanging guard assemblies 11, and hanger extensions 22. The track 7 is attached to and supported by hanging track brackets 3, hanging track clamps 5, track supports 6, and center shaft 7. The assembly can be rotated within the corner cabinet 2 where cookware and utensils can be hung from assemblies 10 and extensions 22 to be accessed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Sean Bradbury
  • Publication number: 20110226888
    Abstract: A floor covering storage, dispensing and retrieval rack includes a frame having a roller arrangement for enabling storage, dispensing and retrieval of at least one roll of floor covering relative to the floor surface. A blower device is connected to the frame for supplying a stream of forced air between the floor surface and the floor covering to ease installation and removal of the floor covering relative to the floor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: JACQUART FABRIC PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert J. Jacquart
  • Patent number: 7980387
    Abstract: An expandable storage case is disclosed for storing various writing utensils. The storage case includes a base, an inner carousel, a top carousel, and a lid. The base, the inner carousel, and the top carousel are connected in a telescoping manner such that the storage case may be expanded from a collapsed position to an expanded, in-use position. The storage case includes a locking mechanism to selectively secure the storage case in the expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: James William Allen, Robert Henry, Pam Dozier, Cara Skrips
  • Patent number: 7963407
    Abstract: A holder for displaying and conveniently using consumables is disclosed, in which a two or more disks having corresponding, but differently sized, holes, arranged in rows, are ganged into a pair of disks, thereby allowing users to place bottles and tubes containing consumables into such holes for easy storage and access. The pair of disks is provided with rotational means, additional pairs of disks may be added in a modular fashion to increase storage capacity, and the rows of holes may be non-radially arranged, or even spirally arranged, to increase view and access to bottles and tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jennifer Donnellan
  • Patent number: 7954649
    Abstract: A drill bit holding device for holding drill bits and attaching to a column of a drill press comprising a base attachable to the drill press column, a rotating plate rotatably attached to the base via a bolt assembly, and a removable drill bit holder having a plurality of drill bit holes for holding drill bits disposed atop the rotating plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Glen A. Froehlich
  • Patent number: 7918414
    Abstract: An apparatus for the storing and management of a plurality of wire rope slings is presented, such slings being those typically comprised of a length of wire rope having at least one end loop. The apparatus has a base frame upon which is rotatably mounted a sling storage bin. The storage bin has a plurality of arm members that extend from the storage bin for engaging and holding an end loop of a selected wire rope sling. Rotation of the storage bin causes the selected wire rope sling to be coiled around said projecting arms within the storage bin. The apparatus may be provided with pad eyes and forklift tine guides to facilitate its transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventors: Edward W. Davis, Thomas E. Leblanc, William H. Hidalgo
  • Patent number: 7857149
    Abstract: A gun carousel 100 including a main post 102 secured to a base 104, a center wing 106 secured to the middle portion of main post 102, and a top cabinet 108 secured to the upper end of main post 102. The base 104 incorporates slots 110 for receiving rifle butts, while the center wing 106 incorporates a set of cutouts 112 for receiving rifle upper portions. Top cabinet 108 has a top panel 114, a bottom panel 116, side panels 118, and doors 120 secured by hinges 122. Doors 120 may incorporate inserts 124 having images thereon. Bottom panel 116 connects to main post 102 through a flange 126.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Mark K. Cummins
  • Patent number: 7806629
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for mounting conduits within spacers for underground installation. Spacers for side loading of conduit, as opposed to older methods of end loading, allow construction workers to easily assemble conduits to a plurality of spacers above-ground. The side loading technique uses spacers having bores that communicate with each other, preferably in a radial manner. Thus, a first plurality of conduits may be assembled or mounted to an inner portion of the spacers and then at least a second plurality of conduits may be assembled and mounted to an outer portion of the spacers. Cables later pulled through the conduits are typically those used for the transmission of electricity or communication signals. Other embodiments use bores that do not communicate with each other but are secured to the spacers with an outer banding saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Publication number: 20100237030
    Abstract: A utensil storage stand, which comprises a base, a column extending away from the base, a distal end on the column, and utensil engaging means rotatably mounted on the column. The utensil engaging means is rotatably mounted on the distal end of the column by a ball bearing arrangement comprising plastic races cooperating with plastic or ceramic bearings interposed between the races. The utensil engagement means comprises a first set of radially extending spokes with enlarged perforations through the spokes and a second set of radially extending spokes providing utensil support hooks extending from the spokes. The utensil engagement means is rotatably mounted with respect to column having an axis substantially perpendicular to the plane of the base. The open body of the utensil engagement means creates a canister for the purpose of containing small kitchen items with the disc top acting as the floor or bottom of the canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: David Lee Cass, Marilyn Kathryn Cass
  • Patent number: 7717277
    Abstract: A tool organizer is disclosed for supporting and organizing a variety of tools. The tool caddy includes a circular base that rests upon a lazy susan bearing, allowing 360 degree rotation of the tool caddy. The tool caddy includes shaped openings in the circular base for storing tools such as sockets, a central raised platform for resting larger tools, and a drawer beneath the central raised platform for storing smaller parts and tools. There are screwdriver holders at the end of the drawer and a bridge above the central raised platform for storing additional tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher L. Meinhardt
  • Patent number: 7607866
    Abstract: A bolting apparatus and method for inserting a rod into a surface, the bolting apparatus including a base having a foot end and a head end, at least one stabilizing rod extendable from the base head end and having a stabilizing rod end adapted to contact a surface to be drilled, and a mechanism attached to the base between the base foot end and the stabilizing rod end and adapted to grip the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Eddowes, Gregory Wayne Broad, John Edward Bailey
  • Publication number: 20090255883
    Abstract: A combination of adjustable elements that allows the user to assemble a combination of a rotatable large tool carrier and small hand tool storage table that can be attached to a workbench, set on a floor, attached to a ceiling, and because of telescopic tubing, is adjustable in height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen M. Boyd, Michael D. Wiegand
  • Patent number: 7559428
    Abstract: A gun rack comprising a plurality of swivel shoes and a plate or disc, wherein each swivel shoe is pivotally attached on either side to a bracket on the plate or disc, and wherein the swivel shoe is shaped to hold the butt of a gun. A gun rack comprising a top receiver disc, a bottom receiver disc, a base unit, a shaft, a plurality of swivel shoes, a plurality of barrel receivers, and a plurality of barrel receiver brackets, wherein each swivel shoe is pivotally attached on either side to a barrel receiver bracket, and wherein the barrel receiver brackets are attached to the bottom receiver disc. The barrel receivers insert into notches on the barrel receiver brackets and are optionally vertically adjustable. An optional shotgun plate for use in lieu of a barrel receiver. An optional pistol pole for holding pistols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventor: Rick Edwin Matzick
  • Publication number: 20090084741
    Abstract: A rack for stemware pieces comprises a container having a top, a bottom, two sides and two ends, wherein the top, bottom, two sides and two ends define an interior space for holding the feet of a plurality of stemware pieces resting on the bottom of the container, wherein the bottom comprises a gap that permits a user to remove a stemware piece held in the container by grasping the stemware piece and pulling or pushing the stemware piece along the bottom to at least one of the ends where the stemware piece can then be removed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: JAMES GRAY
  • Publication number: 20090065455
    Abstract: A stemware holder for holding a stem of a stemware in a wire-frame dish rack. The dish rack comprises a bottom wall formed by wires with multiple tines extending from the bottom wall. The stemware holder comprises a stem holder configured to hold the stem, a rack mount configured to couple the stem holder to the dish rack, and a radial lock configured to releasably hold the stem holder at multiple radial positions relative to an axis generally perpendicular to the bottom wall when the stemware holder is mounted to the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: KEVIN B. MILLER, DANIELLE MARIE HAFLING, JOHN IRVEN SMITH, SANDRA C. STEWARD
  • Publication number: 20080290054
    Abstract: This invention has to do with a utensil storage stand, which comprises a preferably planar base, a column extending away from the base, and a distal end on the column, with utensil engaging means comprising radially extending spokes with support hooks for engaging utensils stored on the stand. The distal end with hooked spokes is rotatably mounted with respect to an axis substantially perpendicular to the plane of the base. The radial support spokes preferably have support apertures and hooks so that utensils may be stored and efficiently positioned on the storage stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: David Lee Cass, Marilyn Kathryn Cass
  • Patent number: 7434693
    Abstract: A marine knife block for mounting on boats and marine vessels. The block is formed from three or more uniform blanks of plastic resin with channels milled or molded lengthwise into two or more of those layers. The three layers are sandwiched together by a combination of stainless steel screws and glue to form a plurality of knife blade receptacles. The back of the block may be secured to a flat surface by screws, thereby preventing movement of the knives held within when the boat is in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventor: John George Mosko
  • Patent number: 7243805
    Abstract: A display device for supporting a plurality of items such as frame molds comprising a frame housing having a plurality of internal open sections; a plurality of rotating panel members, each of which is situated within an internal section and each of which rotates relative to a central axis; and means for affixing frame molds to the rotating panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventor: George Vodin
  • Patent number: 7159728
    Abstract: A support arrangement for a hair styling salon has a stanchion for forming a substantially central support member for an annular rim member. The annular rim member has notches along its periphery for accommodating respective skeins of braiding/weaving hair. Each notch is dimensioned to grasp a respective skein of braiding/weaving hair. A radial support arrangement configured as spokes that extend radially from the stanchion supports the annular rim member rotatably and removably on the stanchion. A tray is concentrically disposed with respect to the annular rim member and is vertically adjustably supported on the stanchion. The tray supports beauty products and implements, such as needles and thread, that are used during the braiding/weaving process. An elastomeric portion is annularly configured and arranged to overlie the annular rim, and has a plurality of slit-like notches that grasp resiliently and securely respective skeins of braiding/weaving hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Brenda A. Smith
  • Patent number: 6843015
    Abstract: A bipod for a firearm, or other equipment utilizing a multiple-leg pod, is provided that features easy, snap-apart and snap-together legs and snap-on and snap-off connection of the bipod to a ball or knob on the firearm or other equipment. The legs are preferably received in bores/holes in the bipod body and, during snapping in and out, the legs move past protrusions that restrict movement of the legs between different lobes of the bores/holes. The ball joint formed between the ball/knob and the main body of the bipod serves as preferably the only connection that moves during use by the shooter. As the shooter swivels, tilts, or pans the gun, the ball/knob attached to the firearm moves in the top socket of the main body of the bipod, with the legs being stationary relative to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Ronnie L. Sharp
  • Patent number: 6828035
    Abstract: A wall pedestal for displaying and rotating an animal head and other wildlife objects next to a wall. The wall pedestal includes a wall mounting plate adapted for securing the pedestal to the wall at various heights. The wall mounting plate includes an outwardly extending horizontal support arm. A far end of the horizontal support arm includes a threaded bore for receiving a threaded lower end of a vertical pivot rod. An upper end of the vertical pivot rod is slidably received in a lower portion of a vertical sleeve. A top portion of the vertical sleeve is attached to a portion of a display mounting plate. The display mounting plate is adapted for attachment to the wildlife object suspended the object thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Bob Goettl
  • Patent number: 6672463
    Abstract: A hair accessory storage, display, and organizing device having a plurality of storage compartments, a centrally mounted hollow member and a plurality of pillars for the display and storage of a wide variety of various hair accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Deico LLC
    Inventor: Daynin J. Dashefsky
  • Publication number: 20030015486
    Abstract: A pistol nozzle rack comprises a rotary seat, an expandable support rod, and a holding seat. The rotary seat is formed of a rotary disk and a base in which the bottom end of the support rod is rotatably mounted. The rotary disk is provided in the upper side with a plurality of receiving slots for receiving one end of the grip of the pistol nozzle. The rotary disk turns along with the support rod. The holding seat is mounted on the top end of the support rod and is provided with a plurality of holding slots corresponding in location and number to the receiving slots of the rotary disk for holding the barrel of the pistol nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Applicant: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20020190015
    Abstract: A tool organizer for placing on a structure and supporting a variety of handheld tools and other small objects. The organizer has a narrow body with a central opening to fit over the supporting structure. A plurality of tool supporting members are detachably secured on a continuous side wall of the body; the tool supporting members having hook-shaped, loop-shaped and other suitable configurations. The tool organizer is particularly useful for placing on a lid of an oil evacuation drum and allowing suspension of pliers, wrenches and other similar tools thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: Craig J. Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20020185459
    Abstract: A tool organizer for placing on a structure and supporting a variety of handheld tools and other small objects. The organizer has a flat body with a central opening to fit over the supporting structure. A plurality of tool receiving openings and/or cutouts is formed in the body to accommodate and retain variously sized and shaped tool suspended on the tool body. The tool body may be supported on a conventional open top container, such as evacuation fluid drum, or can be attached to a free standing upright structure mounted on rollers to facilitate moving of the tool organizer upon demand. The tool organizer is particularly useful for retaining pliers, wrenches and other similar hand-held tools thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: Craig Dietrich
  • Patent number: 6471076
    Abstract: A rack is designed to hold a plurality of pistol nozzles and is formed of a base and a displaying frame. The base is rested on the floor surface and is provided with a support rod on which the displaying frame is supported such that the displaying frame can be revolved and adjusted in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20020139764
    Abstract: A disassemblable rotary pen exhibition rack of the invention comprises a base plate, a support seat, a central shaft, a plurality of balls and a ball bearing cap, a rotary platform, and a paper holder to form a fashion exhibition rack after assembly. The rotary platform, sustained on the plurality of balls under the ball bearing cap, can rotate freely 360°. The rotary platform provides a plurality of pen holes to hold pens upright. While the rotary platform is rotating, the specific features and patterns are displayed to eyes of the visitors. Under the bottom of the base plate, there is a recess to contain the paper holder which can be drawn out the buyer wants to try writing of the pen on the paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Ming-Tay Hsu
  • Patent number: 6457593
    Abstract: A disassemblable rotary pen exhibition rack of the invention comprises a base plate, a support seat, a central shaft, a plurality of balls and a ball bearing cap, a rotary platform, and a paper holder to form a fashion exhibition rack after assembly. The rotary platform, sustained on the plurality of balls under the ball bearing cap, can rotate freely 360°. The rotary platform provides a plurality of pen holes to hold pens upright. While the rotary platform is rotating, the specific features and patterns are displayed to eyes of the visitors. Under the bottom of the base plate, there is a recess to contain the paper holder which can be drawn out the buyer wants to try writing of the pen on the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Ming-Tay Hsu
  • Patent number: 6454231
    Abstract: A space saving rack primarily designed for use on vertical pegboard but not limited thereto, comprising an L-shaped hook or mounting assembly, said assembly configured to fit within two adjacent holes in pegboard having a plurality of holes, and a supporting member free to rotate in a horizontal plane; rotating said supporting member brings the desired tool or item to the front for easy removal or placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Bernard Fischer
  • Patent number: 6375017
    Abstract: A tubing organizer apparatus includes a body member that extends radially outwardly from a central axis. The body member has opposite surfaces and a peripheral wall that is disposed between the opposite surfaces to define a thickness and extends circumferentially about the central axis. The peripheral wall includes a plurality of exterior wall segments facing outwardly relative to the central axis and a plurality of interior wall segments connected to the exterior wall segments. The plurality of interior wall segments are configured to form a corresponding plurality of notches extending inwardly between consecutive ones of the exterior wall segments and into the body member relative to the central axis. The tubing organizer apparatus might also include a support structure sized and adapted for rotatably mounting the body member thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Omnimed Acquistion Corp
    Inventors: Robert L. Schattner, Joseph Clarke, Kyle A. Jackson, Robert A. Zera, Dennis A. Hart
  • Patent number: 6305534
    Abstract: The present invention is a quiver having: a housing having a top end an a bottom end and an opening between the top and bottom ends for the insertion and removal of arrows and a carousel mounted inside the quiver for the positioning and delivery of arrows. The carousel of the quiver of the present invention has a rotatable shaft in the center of the housing, at least one means attached to the rotatable shaft for gripping arrows, a shaft mount associated with the top half the housing for mounting the shaft, and at least one spring for biasing the rotatable shaft, with the spring being associated at one end with the housing and at the opposite end with the rotatable shaft. In use the carousel is positioned and arranged to automatically bring arrows to a position adjacent the opening between the top and bottom ends of the housing for removal from the quiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Inventor: Frank A. Neal
  • Patent number: 6302623
    Abstract: A roof bolting apparatus comprising a frame, a rotary drive mounted on the frame for rotating a workpiece rod used in a mining operation, a timber jack rod supported by the frame, the timber jack rod having an upper end and having therein a hydraulic passage, a top plate mounted on the timber jack rod for movement therewith, the top plate having therein a hydraulic circuit communicating with the hydraulic passage in the timber jack rod, and first and second hydraulic cylinders movably mounted on the top plate, the cylinders communicating with the hydraulic circuit in the top plate, and each cylinder having an end defining a jaw, such that hydraulic fluid flow into the cylinders causes the ends of the cylinders to move toward each other, thereby causing the jaws to move together for holding the workpiece rod therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: Brad Nellson