Means For Ejecting Article Or Moving It To Accessible Position Patents (Class 224/196)
  • Patent number: 10976777
    Abstract: A docking station for supporting an electronic device includes a body having a cradle portion. A latching mechanism is coupled with the body and movable between a first position configured to permit insertion of the electronic device into the docking station, and a second position configured to secure the electronic device in the docking station. The latching mechanism includes an activation portion configured to contact a first surface of the electronic device and to automatically move, via the contact during insertion of the electronic device into the docking station, from an activation portion first position extending from the body, to an activation portion second position. The latching mechanism further includes a latch portion configured to engage a second surface of the electronic device when the latching mechanism is in the second position. The latch portion is movable in response to movement of the activation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GAMBER-JOHNSON LLC
    Inventor: Travis Pischel
  • Patent number: 10502523
    Abstract: A pivoting holster hood automatically locks over a handgun within the holster shell in a first pivot position and is selectively pivotable to a second position forward of the holster cavity upon depression of a reciprocating hood actuator that is coupled to a hood plate. A first spring cavity, defined by the first hood plate, and a second spring cavity, defined by the hood actuator are oriented in opposing communication, capturing a compression spring there between. The spring biases the second spring cavity and the hood actuator into a first reciprocated position, which locks the hood through mating engagement of a hood pawl and a notch of the holster shell. The hood actuator releases the hood pawl out of mating engagement with the shell notch, in opposition to the compression spring biasing force, unlocking the hood. In some embodiments, the hood automatically locks in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Leroy Harry Chester
  • Patent number: 10352652
    Abstract: A multi-purpose carrier constructed from single continuous sheet of material that is folded along a horizontal axis or a vertical axis in a manner so as to create opposing open top ends and a closed or open bottom end. The opposing left and right sides are folded towards the vertical or horizontal axis in the center of the sheet of material to create opposing left and right channels. The channels have a plurality of apertures located along the outer edge of the channels. A cord or torsion spring is funneled through the channels and apertures to compress the opposing sides of the device together to create a positive compression grip of the contents carried in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Albert Gene Higdon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10238188
    Abstract: A wearable smart band and comprises a fixing band provided so as to be wearable on a joint of a user including a human, an animal, a machine, etc; a receptacle member formed on the fixing band so that a tool, a machine part, a device, and an information device is located, and having an upper part covered by a cover; a flexible band provided on one side of the fixing band, whereof the shape of the fixing band is transformed according to movement of the user's joint; and an inserting and drawing assembly having one end connected to the flexible band and the other end connected to the information device or the cover, wherein the information device or cover is drawn or inserted from or into the receptacle member by the transformation of the flexible band according to the movement of the user's joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Spheredyne Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sug Whan Kim
  • Patent number: 9902336
    Abstract: A holding device for a portable electronic device in a motor vehicle is disclosed. The holding device has a base part for mounting the portable electronic device and a securing element by which the portable electronic device can be secured on the base part. The base part has a guiding device having respective lateral guiding elements by which the portable electronic device can be inserted into the holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Oliver Lippold-Fritz, Ulf Kuehnapfel, Adrian Rivinius, Markus Kerner
  • Patent number: 9603438
    Abstract: The present invention provides a strapless holder that securely supports a generally cylindrical object, such as a paintball pod, within the retention tunnel by an elastic band that is curved to form at least a portion of a saddle-shaped, hyperbolic, paraboloid within the retention tunnel. Also provided is a method for using a retention strap-free holder for paintball pods for fast access to replenishment paintball pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bunkerking Sports LLC
    Inventors: Alex Mats Lundqvist, Max Lundqvist
  • Patent number: 9523545
    Abstract: A weapon loading system includes a handgun that has a slide and a magazine. A panel is provided and the panel may be worn. A holder is hingedly coupled to the panel and the magazine is removably coupled to the holder. The handgun is selectively positioned on the magazine to facilitate loading the magazine into the handgun with one hand. A block is coupled to the panel. The handgun selectively engages the block when the magazine is loaded into the handgun. The block engages the slide such that the slide is racked when the handgun engages the block. Thus, the handgun may be cocked with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Weller, Michael Weller
  • Patent number: 9404696
    Abstract: A system facilitates one handed manipulation of a service pistol and includes a device having two components and related inserts that allow for single handed loading, cycling, firing, clearing and unloading of semi-automatic pistols. The present device includes a spine, a cover pivotally attached to the spine and operable under action of a user from a first normally closed position and a second open position, a spring connected to the cover and spine holding the cover without a first action of a user in the first normally closed position. A base is dimensioned to support a firearm magazine such that the firearm magazine is axially aligned to an axis of the spine; and a pair of retaining arms are attached to the spine for retaining the firearm magazine within the device without a second action of the user and releasing the firearm magazine under the second action of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: MACFe Enterprises Inc./Les Entreprises MACFe Inc.
    Inventors: Mirza Karimullah, R. Paul McKay
  • Patent number: 9170064
    Abstract: A pistol magazine holster may comprise a body capable of retaining a pistol magazine, a support structure coupled to the body and adapted to secure the body to a compartment, and a snag member coupled to the body. The snag member may be adapted to retain the body within the compartment as the magazine is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Neil Christian Rogers
  • Publication number: 20150069099
    Abstract: A protective cover for an electronic device, such as an electronic tablet computer, can transform into an adjustable stand to hold the device in multiple viewing angles. The cover protects the electronic device and allows a user to view and access the device without removing it from the cover. The stand can be adjusted to allow for multiple viewing angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Markus Diebel, Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 8651396
    Abstract: A personal defense device is provided that includes an irritant. The personal defense device may have an irritant dispensing member that is carried on the back of a user. The irritant dispensing member may be configured for dispensing the irritant such that the irritant is dispensed behind the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Donald M Spearman, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8646200
    Abstract: An ammunition magazine with an improved base locking, including: a hollow magazine body, a follower, a spring and a magazine base. The magazine body is equipped with track guides that correspond to grooves embodied on the magazine base, that the magazine base is guided onto. The spring is spirally embodied such that the first turn fully encompasses the surface of the magazine base and in the compressed state the rest of the spring, without the first turn, can fully fit into the follower pressed by the spring. The magazine base has a catch on one side and a hole positioned next to the catch. The magazine body has a slit allowing the catch to pass unobstructed into the magazine body and catch the detent spot on the spring positioned inside the magazine body. An advantage is improved safety of magazine base locking to the magazine body and simpler construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: HS Produkt D.O.O.
    Inventor: Mario Rendulic
  • Publication number: 20130284773
    Abstract: A tool box includes a box body having a top cover and a bottom cover which are pivoting on each other, two foldable sets which are both assembled to the top cover and the bottom cover, at least one positioning base is assembled between the two foldable sets. Under this arrangement, the positioning base can be rotated outward relative to the bottom cover by the operation of the two foldable sets. Therefore, the user can pull out the tool bit from the positioning base directly without bending up the tool bit by the finger thereof at first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Ji-Fen Meng
  • Patent number: 8555538
    Abstract: A holster for a firearm magazine is provided. The holster includes a base configured for being secured to a proximally positioned article and a shield carried by the base and defining a void therein for receiving a magazine. The shield has a first position in which the shield encases the magazine and a second position in which the shield does not encase the magazine thereby allowing for ease of access to the magazine for firearm reloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Trenton Huffines
  • Patent number: 8490828
    Abstract: A package for product pieces includes a housing having a plurality of walls forming an interior adapter to hold a plurality of product pieces. The housing has a dispensing opening in communication with the interior. A resilient member is disposed in the housing interior and is adapted to urge the product pieces toward the dispensing opening. The housing has an aperture formed in one of the plurality of walls disposed adjacent the dispensing opening to permit the product piece to be engaged and moved out of the interior through the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Kaiser, Francis G. Schiro, Allen Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8485402
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for holding an archery bow in a ready, near shooting position. A harness is worn around a hunter's chest. A sling also attaches to the hunter for holding a lower cam/pulley or lower limb of a compound archery bow. A bow string holder is carried by the harness. The bow string holder attaches to a string portion of the compound archery bow and allows the archery bow to hang therefrom to maintain tension on the bow string holder. The tension prevents the bow string holder from releasing the string until the tension is released upon the hunter's lifting of the archery bow from the sling for shooting an arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Kurt Daniel Smith
  • Publication number: 20120091173
    Abstract: A device for carrying an ammunition magazine has a band which encircles a conventional magazine and which has two downwardly extending plastic tabs. The two plastic tabs are spaced sidewardly to define an downwardly opening, downwardly extending gap, which permits the tabs to be received within openings in two adjacent loops presented by a standard MOLLE webbing on a Pouch Attachment Ladder System or PALS grid on a vest or other clothing item. The tabs are shaped to slide behind standard MOLLE webbing and engage the webbing to hold the magazine securely until the user grabs the magazine and pulls it away from the MOLLE webbing. The tabs are biased towards the magazine, and have a lower protrusion which engages beneath a belt, allowing the same device to be attached to a belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: LINEWEIGHT LLC
    Inventor: Caleb Clark Crye
  • Publication number: 20120024915
    Abstract: A ball carrier having a hollow tubular support member for holding a plurality of balls stacked axially therein and a ball release tab configured to release one ball at a time from an open end of the hollow tubular support member. The ball release tab may have a first stopper portion, a second stopper portion, and a manipulation portion. The ball release tab may be biased in a first position in which the first stopper portion impedes exit of the balls and may be actuated via the manipulation portion to a second position in which the first portion is rotated away from the balls and the second stopper portion impedes exit of the balls. When the ball release tab moves from the second position to the first position, the second stopper portion rotates away from the balls, allowing the ball resting on the second stopper portion to drop out of the ball carrier, while the first stopper portion rotates back toward the balls, impeding the next ball from dropping out of the ball carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Young, Gordon Arthur Young, Richard Bloomer
  • Patent number: 8099894
    Abstract: A sock secured to an exposed end of an ammunition holding magazine associated with a projectile firing device. The sock includes a heavy duty and frictionally engaging curtain shaped body, such as constructed of a heavy duty silicone. An integrally formed lanyard loop extends from the body, this enabling easy single finger engagement for accomplishing easy and efficient withdrawal of the magazine from a projectile firing device, easy storage and ease of transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Elite Research, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Philbin
  • Publication number: 20110226824
    Abstract: A footbag transport and launch apparatus has a box with a lid for transporting a footbag. The apparatus has a clip for attaching the box to a player's clothing or belt. The box has a spring-loaded moveable launch plate that latches in the loaded position. A spring release trigger unlatches the launch plate and launches the footbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Lawrence Altavilla
  • Patent number: 8011544
    Abstract: A pocket for an article having oppositely facing sides, comprising a front component cooperating in a nested relationship with a back component to define a chamber having an open upper end sized to receive the article. The front and back components, when in their nested relationship, having confronting front and back walls and overlapping bottom walls closing the lower end of the chamber. The bottom walls are interconnected in a manner accommodating movement of the front component relative to the back component between a closed position at which the sides of an article received in the chamber via the open upper end are tightly confined between the front and back walls, and a release position at which the front wall is deflected away from the back wall to accommodate removal of the article from the chamber via the open upper end. A back mounting bar extends across and cooperates in spaced relationship with the exterior of the back wall to define parallel back channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Frank A. Howell
  • Publication number: 20110132780
    Abstract: A grenade dispensing system having a magazine for retaining and dispensing grenades that is removably coupled to a holder for retaining the magazine in a predetermined location, such as on a combat vest. The magazine includes a spring and an associated follower positioned within the cavity for urging additional grenades toward the opening when a grenade is removed by a user. The magazine includes a pivoting latch for releasably engaging and mating with a receiving slot formed into the holder and the holder includes a clip for attaching to a conventional combat vest systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: William D. Marconi
  • Patent number: 7918371
    Abstract: The dual magazine pouches allows one of the two magazines to be partially ejected from the pouch automatically when the pouch is opened so that a shooter has quick and easy access to the magazine yet the remaining magazine is retained securely within the pouch. The pouches include a main body formed by a cargo pocket sewn to a back/flap, which extends above the cargo pocket and folds over to enclose the open mouth of the pouch, and an “elevator” mechanism, which automatically raises one of the magazine when the pouch is opened. The “elevator” mechanism is provided by two elastic members: an elastic retention band and an elastic “elevator” band or cord. The retention band snugly holds a first ammunition magazine against the back/flap when fully inserted into the pouch. The elevator band forms a “saddle” within which a second ammunition magazine sits. Fully inserting the second magazine stretches the elevator band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Stuart M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7913840
    Abstract: A ball carrier for transporting a plurality of balls. The ball carrier includes a sleeve having a diameter adapted to receive a golf ball. The ball carrier has a first open end and second frusticonical shaped end adapted to support one or more golf balls in the sleeve. A slotted opening is disposed in the second frusticonical shaped end and is adapted to secure various balls disposed within the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Benjamin John Kealy
  • Patent number: 7780048
    Abstract: A pocket comprises an inner cup cooperating in a nested relationship with an outer cup to define a chamber having a closed bottom end and an open upper end sized to receive an article. A hinge interconnects the inner and outer cups at the closed bottom end of the chamber. The hinge is configured to accommodate swinging movement of the outer cup relative to the inner cup between a closed position at which the sides of the article received in the chamber are tightly confined between opposite interior surfaces of the inner and outer cups, and a release position deflected outwardly from the closed position to accommodate removal of the article from the chamber via its open upper end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Frank A. Howell
  • Publication number: 20100187271
    Abstract: A system for dispensing ammunition magazines. The system includes a housing for holding the magazines with an open region defined in the housing; a spring-loaded follower imparting a force against the magazines to move a first magazine into a dispensing position for removal from the housing through the open region. A user can access the first magazine through the open region, exerting a force on the first magazine and withdrawing the first magazine through the open region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Michael D. Selvetti
  • Patent number: 7699196
    Abstract: A property and evidence bag comprising a deployable inner bag inside a pouch attached typically to the belt of an officer. The inner bag can be deployed and expands from its folded compact state inside the pouch. It is partially attached to the pouch and deploys by pulling a tab. Property and evidence can be placed in the inner bag and its opening can be secured using one hand by pulling on a draw string at its opening. This allows the officer to safely secure property and evidence found during an arrest while at the same time holding the arrestee at bay. After the arrestee is seated in the patrol car, the property and evidence found during the search of the arrestee's pockets can be itemized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Laci Szabo
  • Patent number: 7614534
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retaining one or more magazines, such as those used in conjunction with firearms. The apparatus of the present invention retains the magazine in a secure manner while enabling a user to rapidly remove the magazine with little effort. The apparatus is preferably made from a rigid material. In one embodiment one or more of the sides of the housing of the magazine retainer are hingable. In another embodiment, one or more of the sides is flexible. The present invention also preferably provides an oversized floor-plate for the magazine, thus providing the user with a larger gripping surface and thus facilitating extraction of the magazine from the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventors: Justin K. Veo, Joseph G. Koch
  • Publication number: 20090101255
    Abstract: Two components slide with respect to one another, and hold a stack of cards. A first component includes three members extending into a chamber formed by its C-shaped cross-section. When the components are slid apart, the first card in the stack is partially exposed. The card is pushed back past the outer members providing resistance to prevent the cards from moving while allowing only the top card to be pushed past the outer appendages to expose the next card. When the components are pushed together, a bump on an L-shaped component assures that the cards are aligned in a stack. The two outer members include tangs at their terminations that retain a stack of cards within the chamber and prevent them from sliding past. Between the outer members, a central spring extends in an angled configuration into the chamber and presses against the cards and frictionally retains them in position within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Long
  • Publication number: 20090032419
    Abstract: A ball carrier for transporting a plurality of balls. The ball carrier includes a sleeve having a diameter adapted to receive a golf ball. The ball carrier has a first open end and second frusticonical shaped end adapted to support one or more golf balls in the sleeve. A slotted opening is disposed in the second frusticonical shaped end and is adapted to secure various balls disposed within the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Benjamin John Kealy
  • Publication number: 20090014484
    Abstract: A holster for retaining a pistol has a frame configured to receive a pistol, with a first pistol retention facility on the frame. The first pistol retention facility has a secure condition and a release condition, and operates operable to prevent extraction of a pistol from the holster when in the secure condition, and to enable extraction of the pistol when in the release condition. The first pistol retention facility includes a first actuator operable in response to deliberate user force to set the first pistol retention facility in the release condition. The holster has a second pistol retention facility on the frame, and having a secure condition and a release condition, and operable to prevent extraction of a pistol from the holster when in the secure condition, and to enable extraction of the pistol when in the release condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Spielberger
  • Patent number: 7464908
    Abstract: A rotatably adjustable quiver support which is characterized in a preferred embodiment by a quiver mount bracket for removable attachment to the conventional quiver mount plate on a quiver containing a supply of arrows, a clip base directly rotatably engaging the quiver mount bracket or alternatively, rotatably engaging a spacer connected to the quiver mount bracket and a rotatable element extending from the quiver mount bracket to the clip base or from the spacer attaching the quiver mount bracket to the clip base, to facilitate incremental rotation of the quiver and quiver mount bracket with respect to a point of mount, typically facilitated by a clip secured to the clip base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: John G. Files
  • Publication number: 20080277436
    Abstract: The dual magazine pouches allows one of the two magazines to be partially ejected from the pouch automatically when the pouch is opened so that a shooter has quick and easy access to the magazine yet the remaining magazine is retained securely within the pouch. The pouches include a main body formed by a cargo pocket sewn to a back/flap, which extends above the cargo pocket and folds over to enclose the open mouth of the pouch, and an “elevator” mechanism, which automatically raises one of the magazine when the pouch is opened. The “elevator” mechanism is provided by two elastic members: an elastic retention band and an elastic “elevator” band or cord. The retention band snugly holds a first ammunition magazine against the back/flap when fully inserted into the pouch. The elevator band forms a “saddle” within which a second ammunition magazine sits. Fully inserting the second magazine stretches the elevator band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Stuart M. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20080272162
    Abstract: A firearm holster is provided which retains a weapon with a laser or light attachment. The holster is generally formed from a hard material and has a cavity open at the underside of the firearm barrel. The holster may include safety features such as a locking tab, securing strap, or muzzle post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Gamble
  • Patent number: 7364057
    Abstract: The multiple magazine carrier and dispenser for firearms is configured for rapidly dispensing ammunition magazines in a proper orientation to facilitate rapid reloading of a weapon. The multiple magazine carrier may be curved for either left or right hand use or may be uncurved, and carried on a torso and shoulder strap harness, vest, or other garment, as desired. The carrier has a thickness and height only slightly greater than those dimensions of a magazine, but has a length sufficient for the installation of a series of magazines therein in a front to back orientation. A spring and push plate or shoe urge the magazines toward the front of the device, where a dispensing opening is configured to facilitate grasping the first magazine in line in the proper orientation for rapid installation in a weapon carried by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Inventor: Sean P. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20080087695
    Abstract: A spray container storage and retrieval system including a holster for receiving a sleeve therein. The sleeve is designed so as to provide an efficient vertically-oriented channel guard for protecting against accidental discharge of spray containers receivable within the sleeve. In certain embodiments, an optional spring may be provided in a lower portion of the sleeve in order to bias the spray container upwardly therefrom when the holster is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: David T. Froelich
  • Publication number: 20080087564
    Abstract: A rope bag comprising: a rope compartment with a top end and a bottom end; an adjustable shoulder strap attached to the top end and bottom end; a plurality of loops attached to the interior of the rope compartment generally near the top end; a feed hole located at the bottom end; a rope with an attachment end and a bag end, with the bag end removeably attached to the top end and the attachment end removeably attached to the bottom end; and where the rope is configured to be stored in the rope compartment in a plurality of coils, with at least one coil snugly held in each one of the plurality of loops, such that when the attachment end of the rope is attached to a generally stationary object, the rope feeds out of the feed hole while still being attached to the top end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher R. Ciccotelli
  • Publication number: 20080041896
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for a portable device (10) comprising: a main body (2) with resilient parts, an opening (3) provided in a resilient part (8) for insertion and removal of the portable device (10); and a releasable cap (1) shaped and configured to close the opening (3) and fit over at least a part of the resilient part (8) surrounding the opening (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Per Holmberg
  • Publication number: 20080000937
    Abstract: A cover for a portable device comprising; a main body (2) with resilient parts, an opening provided in a resilient part (8) for insertion and removal of the portable device in an insertion/removal direction, wherein the main body is provided with a number of elements projecting on the inside, extending in parallel with the insertion/removal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Per Holmberg
  • Patent number: 7162281
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile phone holder for attaching a mobile phone to a body part of a user or to a dashboard or other structures in a vehicle. The mobile phone can be intermittently rotated under the manipulation of the user and attached/detached to a waist belt or the structures in the vehicle in an easy and secure manner. This prevents loss of the mobile phone while ensuring convenience in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Dong Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 7100810
    Abstract: This invention provides a paintball pod holder system for convenient one-handed removal and replacement of paintball pods. Preferably, one or more rigid paintball pod holders are attached to a belt or other support. A stiff lining of the inside of the paintball pod holder keeps the holder open at the ends and permits convenient insertion of paintball pods. The lining also has a spring clip function to securely hold the paintball pod. There is also a non-slip surface to prevent the system from slipping against the body during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventors: John P. Bosch, Clyde McKay
  • Patent number: 7025238
    Abstract: A system for carrying and rapidly accessing implements carried on a belt, especially implements used by law enforcement officers. The system uses a hinged floor carried on a flatplate having a belt loop. The hinged floor is held perpendicular to the flat plate by a strap or cover having a quick-release latch at the top. When the strap or cover is released the floor drops to form an angle with the flat plate, allowing the user to quickly remove the implement using one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventors: Jerry Hughes, George Davis
  • Patent number: 7004111
    Abstract: An animal reward dispensing apparatus for attaching to an animal trainer's forearm, the apparatus having a dispensing tube defined about a longitudinal axis, the dispensing tube having at least a first and second attaching straps for attaching the dispensing tube to the animal trainer's forearm. The dispensing tube also having a first and second spaced apart ends defining an interior cavity, and a spring located inside the interior cavity of the dispensing tube and positioned between the first and second ends of the dispensing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Keryl Olson
  • Patent number: 6786372
    Abstract: A belt clip apparatus for releasably holding a portable device on a user's apparel has a base member with a latch opening for receiving a lock pin projecting from the portable device, a clip for securing the base member to the wearer's apparel, and a latch member movably mounted in the base member for movement between a first position locking the lock pin in the latch opening, and a released position permitting the lock pin to be removed from the latch opening. A manually operable actuator linked to the latch member can be actuated by a user to move the latch member between the locked and released positions. The actuator is moved in a generally horizontal direction transverse to the hanging direction in order to release the latch member. A biasing device biases the latch member towards the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Clip Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Michael Enkerlin, Ron L. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 6698632
    Abstract: A nail coil and tool holding assembly, having a belt and a number of nail coil pouches each having a front and a rear. The rear of each pouch is attached to the belt by a single rivet. Pivotal attachment onto the belt by the rivet allows the pouches to be rotated to maximize ease of access to the nails. A hammer holder, a utility knife holder pouch, and a pencil holder pouch may be attached to the belt by means of fastening material attached to the rear surface of the belt. Each nail coil pouch has an open top lip and a vertical slot on the front surface, to facilitate easy access to the nails. The nail coils may be positioned in the nail coil pouch so that the points of the nails are oriented towards the pouch rear to minimize the risk of injury to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventors: William Turner, Jr., William Turner, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20040031829
    Abstract: An attachable housing for holding, carrying, and using an elongated personal item (such as a dispenser for lip balm, lipstick, or eye shadow, or a small flashlight). The housing comprises a body having an insert opening through it. The body has an inner wall adapted for receiving the personal item. The inner wall has one or more elastic compressible protrusions that grip the personal item when it is inserted into the housing. The personal item is fully useable while in the housing. The housing can be made for use with personal items that have an operating mechanism (such as a wheel) at the bottom; the midsection, or the top; or no operating mechanism. In an embodiment intended for personal items with a bottom-located mechanism, the housing has a base connected to the body bottom by support(s), and the mechanism is accessible through a base opening defined by the base, base support(s), and body bottom, and the base has a pivot acting as a seat for the personal item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Christopher Ned Guimond, Robert Simas, Shannon Kwane Stewart
  • Patent number: 6688504
    Abstract: A device for dispensing reload cartridge packs for use with a revolver style firearm that can dispense a cartridge pack upon the activation of a dispensing control mechanism. The device is mountable on an article of the user's clothing, such as a belt or harness. The device includes a body defining an interior compartment for storing a number of reloading cartridge packs. A dispensing actuator is mounted on the body for triggering the release of one of the reloading cartridge packs. A mechanism mounted on the body is provided for retaining the reloading cartridge packs in the interior compartment and releasing one of the reloading cartridge packs from the interior compartment upon activation of the dispensing actuator. The dispensing orifice and the actuator optimize the speed and ease of use of the device for use in reloading a revolver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Kirkaldy
  • Patent number: 6669065
    Abstract: A holder for golf tees that has a housing with an open interior. The interior has two curved ends and a thin middle section that forms a “dumb bell” shape. A plate that has a matching dumb bell is fitted into the open interior. Two springs are mounted inside of the housing and are attached to the bottom of the housing and to the bottom of the plate. A retainer pin is placed orthogonally across the top opening of the housing. The pin retains the plate in the housing and secures any tees that are installed as well. Tees are placed into the housing by sliding the pointed end under the retainer pin and pushing down on the plate. To dispense a tee, a user pushes down slightly on the pointed end of the top tee, which raises the other end of that it can be pulled from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventors: Christopher Bradley, Timothy Bradley, Thomas Knightlinger
  • Patent number: 6651854
    Abstract: A cell phone carrying case which includes an elongated pocket for insertion of the cell phone thereinto, the pocket including an orifice for the antenna of the phone to protrude therethrough. There is further included an upper flap member which includes a vertical slot therein for allowing a belt loop of pants or like garment to fit therethrough, so that when a belt is passed through the loop, the flap is engaged between the belt and the pants or garment during carrying. The flap is of such a length that the carrying case portion of the carrier can be rolled up so that the phone is engaged tightly against the belt loop and belt when the flap is engaged in the closed or sealed position. There could be further included a pocket for holding a pen or the like for writing as one would be using the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Marvin LaCoste
  • Patent number: RE38992
    Abstract: A device (10) is for the attachment of mobile phones or like apparatus to a belt or other garment of a user. The device (10) includes a receptacle body (12) and corresponding flanged lug fastener (11) which is attached to the mobile phone or like apparatus. The receptable receptacle body (12) is adapted to be attached to a belt or the like by means of a clip (14) positioned on the receptable receptacle body (12). The body (12) has an opening (25) located at its top side portion into which the flange of the lug fastener (11) is received with the lug fastener (11) extending through a slot (27) on the receptable receptacle body (12) communicating with the opening (25) such that the mobile phone or like apparatus is positioned outside and adjacent the receptacle body (12) when the lug fastener (11) is received within the receptacle body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Amtel Technology PTY LTD
    Inventor: Kevin James Whitley