Receiver Rotatably Or Swingably Mounted On Attaching Means Patents (Class 224/197)
  • Patent number: 11219297
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transporting a wheeled case, such as an article of luggage, utilizing a belt with a connector positioned below the equator of the belt to secure the wheeled case to the user's back is provided. The apparatus may connect the handle of the wheeled case to the user's back and may allow the user to maneuver the wheeled case behind his or herself without further use of their hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Scott G. Haack
  • Patent number: 11147326
    Abstract: A combination glove and phone mount assembly for mounting a personal electronic device to a user's hand includes a glove that is wearable on a user's hand. A track is coupled to and extends partially around the glove. A receiver slidably engages the track thereby facilitating the receiver to be slid substantially around the glove. A mount is removably attachable to the receiver and the mount releasably engages a personal electronic device. In this way the mount retains the personal electronic device on the glove to facilitate hands free use of the personal electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Suzanne Hollo
  • Patent number: 10996024
    Abstract: A holster for receiving and withdrawing a handgun has a proximal wall portion with a handgun retention mechanism thereon. The mechanism having a first lever with a tab portion for actuation and release of a trigger guard, the lever having a snap fit into a lever region without a separate pin. A belt engaging member covers the lever region capturing the first lever therein. If a second retention mechanism is used, another lever with a tab portion is positioned so the tabs are stacked, depressing one also depresses the tab behind it, such that both mechanisms are released. Overmolded polymer layers in the holster body provides a softer interior handgun engagement surfaces. The holster body is split forwardly with a threaded fastener for clamping onto the handgun. No holster body is beneath or rearward of the tab portion, configured as a thumb button, allowing smooth transition to gripping the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul N. Smith, Troy E. Lance, Oscar C. Woods, Daniel D. Sereday, Christopher J. Michael, Robert J. Meinert
  • Patent number: 10966510
    Abstract: A flat finger loop is a flat and flexible membrane that has a first opening and a second opening having a shape and orientation with respect to each other such that the region between them can alternately form a loop with a tight and secure grip on a finger when a finger is inserted through one opening and out of the other, and can collapse completely flat and flush with the rest to the membrane when the loop is not is use. The flat finger loop can also be attached to portable objects, such as a smartphone, whereby the object becomes stuck to and thus effortlessly held by a single finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Andrew Jacob Freimuth
  • Patent number: 10850940
    Abstract: Retractors and vests having the retractors are disclosed, wherein the retractor can be attached by an attachment mechanism to a web system on the vest. An accessory can be attached to a line within the retractor, and the user can extend the line from the retractor housing when the accessory is in use. When the line is extended from the housing, the retractor housing rotates so it is in alignment with the extended line. This alignment of the housing and line significantly reduces the stresses on the line, which in turn extends the reliability and lifespan of the retractor. Further, the line can be under a retraction force that retracts the line back into the retractor housing when the extension force is released. The retraction force can be strong enough to prevent the line from extending from under weight of the accessory. The retractor can also minimize the dangle length of the retracting device to the attachment point to minimize movement when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hammerhead Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Salentine, Kenneth S. Collin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10813437
    Abstract: A carrying device for carrying a hand-guided power tool by a user has a shoulder strap and a lateral leg plate with a connecting unit for coupling a power tool to the carrying device. A support strap is connected with one end to the shoulder strap and the leg plate is slidably arranged at the support strap to slide along the support strap in a longitudinal direction thereof. A fixation device is arranged between support strap and leg plate and has a release position and a blocking position. In the release position, the leg plate is slidable along the support strap; in the blocking position, the leg plate is non-slidably secured on the support strap. The blocking position is correlated with a first working mode of the power tool; the release position is correlated with a second working mode of the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Patrick Behringer, Markus Pfeifer, Timo Förg, Bastian Lepschy, Simon Haug, Martin Nitze
  • Patent number: 10786067
    Abstract: An elongated base plate for being secured to a mounting strap. An elongated rotating plate is pivotally carried by the base plate and configured to transition from extending along a plane parallel with the base plate to extending along a plane transverse to the base plate. A claw having a first end portion pivotally carried by the rotating plate. The claw is operable between an open position wherein a second end portion of the claw is spaced apart from the rotating plate, and a closed position wherein the second end portion engages the rotating plate. The base plate is thus mountable to the mounting strap so that the rotating plate is rotatable to position the claw to receive an accessory strap when the claw is in the open position and to secure the accessory strap between the claw and the rotating plate when the claw is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua VanHeusen
  • Patent number: 10780838
    Abstract: A bicycle rack built into a vehicle's trunk is provided. In some embodiments, the present invention may comprise a bicycle rack that may slide along one or more tracks built into a vehicle's trunk, wherein the bicycle rack may extend from or retract into the vehicle's trunk. In some embodiments, the movement of the bicycle rack along the tracks may be automated according to one or more built-in features of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: William Vera Martin Del Campo
  • Patent number: 10742789
    Abstract: A mobile device case for receiving a mobile device. An inner wall defines an opening in a base side. The base side includes at least one recess that includes a stop. The opening receives a male portion of a male-female connection. The stop is positioned to prevent 180 degrees of relative rotation between the mobile device case and the male portion. The mobile device case and an accessory form an assembly. When the male-female connection is formed, the mobile device case and the accessory are coupled together. In one embodiment, the stop is configured to contact the male portion in one rotational direction so that to decouple the mobile device case and the accessory, relative rotation is reversed. The opening may be an oval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lifeworks Technology Group LLC
    Inventor: Omer Ackerman
  • Patent number: 10690178
    Abstract: A fastening unit, in particular a fastening unit for modules which are intended to supply a user of a breathing mask or breathing hood with breathable air, and to such modules. The fastening unit is designed to secure one module relative to another module, and has a first component part for assembly with the other module and a second component part for assembly with the module. The second component part is rotatable, by means of the first component part, about a predetermined angle relative to the first component part; and first and second subcomponents within the region of the defined angle can engage with each other in a plurality of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SATA GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jens Brose, Ralf Gehrung
  • Patent number: 10648612
    Abstract: A mount assembly has an attachment component and a housing. The housing is hollow and has an interior and an exterior. The housing has a rear plate that is substantially rectangular, a top face, a bottom face, two lateral faces, and a front plate. The front plate is substantially similar to the rear plate and has an opening that has a keyhole and a slot. The housing also has a spring biased actuator and a detent that corresponds with the keyhole and is linearly biased toward the front plate. The attachment component is configured to be releasably coupled to the housing, and has a rear wall that is substantially similar to the front plate of the housing, and a post that extends perpendicularly from the rear wall. The post has a flattened head at a distal end that corresponds to the keyhole of the front plate of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher W. Brown, Kristina J. Brown
  • Patent number: 10652379
    Abstract: A hands-free mount for a mobile device. An example hands-free mount includes a first magnetic attachment for combining with the mobile device, and a second mating magnetic attachment for combining with the first magnetic attachment. In an example, the hands-free mount includes a housing for the second mating magnetic attachment. A strap may be fitted through the opening in the housing to secure the housing to an object for attaching the mobile device to the object via magnetic connection of the first magnetic attachment on the mobile device to the second mating magnetic attachment of the housing. An example hands-free mount may also include a kickstand on the housing. The kickstand in the open position supports the mobile device in a substantially upright position. The kickstand folds into the closed position for carrying the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Josh Holder
  • Patent number: 10595622
    Abstract: A support for a portable electronic device, the support having a case that is configured to receive and hold the portable electronic device. A strap is coupled to the case and configured for fitting around an appendage of a user and allowing the user to support the case relative to the appendage. A support stand is coupled to the case independently of the strap and includes a portion that is swivelable away from the case and is configured, when swiveled away from the case, for supporting the case on an external surface in an angled arrangement relative to the external surface. Optionally, the base is positioned on a back plane of the case, and a rotational mechanism is coupled between the base and the case such that the case is rotatable relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10531724
    Abstract: A belt clip for use with a power tool. The power tool includes a tool housing, a battery receptacle positioned adjacent the tool housing, and a battery selectively received within the battery receptacle. The belt clip includes a body with a first member that has a first portion and a connecting portion. The first portion is received in a complementary groove on an interior surface of the battery receptacle, and the connecting portion is substantially perpendicular to the first portion and is configured to extend between the battery receptacle and the battery. The body also includes a second member that is coupled to the first member. The second member is configured to be spaced apart from an exterior of the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Todd Eric Woodhams, Mo Bo Xiong
  • Patent number: 10485924
    Abstract: A pump clip for a fluid infusion device is provided. The pump clip includes a clip base having a first end opposite a second end. The clip base defines an aperture through the clip base between the first end and the second end. The clip base is pivotable between a first position and a second position along a first pivot axis. The pump clip includes a clip pivot base coupled to the clip base along the first pivot axis. At least a portion of the clip pivot base is received within the aperture in the first position. The pump clip includes a clip coupled to the clip pivot base along a second pivot axis and the clip cooperates with the clip pivot base to receive an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. Crane, Mitchell T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10477949
    Abstract: A duty belt and dress belt retainer clip system has a duty belt clip that attaches to the duty belt and has a magnet for engaging a magnet engagement portion on a dress belt clip. Dress belt clips are positioned around a dress belt with the magnet engagement portions facing outward and corresponding duty belt clips are positioned around a duty belt with the magnets facing the magnet engagement portions. The magnet engagement portion has trap walls that surround a magnet engagement wall. The trap walls prevent the magnet from sliding off of the magnet engagement portion. The duty belt clips include a duty belt retention clip that pivots between a locked position that captures the duty belt and an unlocked position that allows removal from the duty belt. Optional fasteners extend through the dress belt to affix the dress belt to the dress belt clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Brandon Scott Wall
  • Patent number: 10463116
    Abstract: An expandable socket accessory includes a body movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The body includes a first end and a second end. A platform is removably connected to the second end of the body. The platform includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and a collar extending axially away from the top surface. The collar defines a side opening and an inner radial surface. The side opening is sized to slidably receive at least a portion of the second end of the body. The inner radial surface of the platform cooperates with and retains the second end of the body in connection with the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventors: David B. Barnett, Greg Adelman, Michael J. Kory, Randy Yang Chiang, Altan Nahum, David F. Willson, Vanessa Cantoli Alves
  • Patent number: 10458749
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a waist protecting plate structure of connecting a holster and a belt buckle, comprising a buckle-type waist protecting plate mounted inside the holster through a removable connection member; the buckle-type waist protecting plate is a two-layer structure with arc bending ends, wherein the layer close to the holster has a concave retaining portion matching with the connection member; the two-layer structure of the buckle-type waist protecting plate is provided a plurality of corresponding connection holes, through which it is convenient to convert the wearing angle and using type; there are two types, namely buckle-type and waist protecting type, thus facilitating quick conversion according to different using environments, and the buckle-type increases the anti-theft effect while waist protecting plate type facilitates the effects of easy removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10447327
    Abstract: A method and system of and for releasably securing a personal electronic device to an article of clothing. A method and system of and for releasably securing a personal electronic device to an article of clothing including a holder or holster, and/or carrier for securing an electronics device to a person used during exercise and/or sports, performing manual labor, or other physical activity; and, including a corresponding rail or track system integrated into an article of clothing whereby an anchoring or attachment point may be releasably adjusted for ease of use and preferred placement of the device on the person of and by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Craig
  • Patent number: 10368626
    Abstract: A subassembly is disclosed. The subassembly includes a cradle portion defining a cavity and a spine portion. The spine portion includes a lower portion, an intermediate portion and an upper portion located between the lower portion and the upper portion. The lower portion of the spine extends into the cavity by way of an opening formed by the cradle portion. The lower portion of the spine is non-removably-coupled to and free-floatingly-disposed within the cavity of the cradle portion. The intermediate portion and the upper portion of the spine portion are connected to a load-interfacing portion. A carrier system is also disclosed. An assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Leomar Roque, Matthew Asher, Randall Jered LeMarbe
  • Patent number: 10362855
    Abstract: A system for mounting a mobile device to a wearer's arm, including a mobile device housing and an armband. The armband includes an elongate bistable spring movable between two positions to hold the armband to the wearer's arm. A clip may be joined to the armband, with the clip including slidable arms that extend across a diagonal of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Superior Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Sun Joon Whang, Soo Park, Albert Frank Ventura, Mervyn Cheung, George Chen
  • Patent number: 10327538
    Abstract: The apparatus disclosed is an assembly of two main components entitled a main plunger and a head plunger, combined with other associated components that work in conjunction with the two plungers. The main plunger and head plunger each have a radial gear component, designed such that both radial gear components can interface and mesh with each other or with a corresponding radial gear integral to a custom case. In this manner, meshing of the radial gears provides secure attachment and locking of a carried item. Both plungers also contain internal disc magnets which are so arranged in their polarity as to accentuate the magnetic attraction between the plungers. The head plunger is affixed to a planar deck which facilitates the attachment of items such as cell phone cases. When an attachment of this nature is made, a mechanical key, key pin, and other components make the attachment feasible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Hugh D. Alexander
  • Patent number: 10320062
    Abstract: [Object] To optimize the antenna characteristic both when worn on the human body and when separated from the human body. [Solution] A mounting base includes a mounting portion on which a communication device including an antenna and being worn on a human body is mounted or held such that the communication device comes into contact with or comes close to the mounting portion and a correcting unit installed in the mounting portion and configured to correct an antenna characteristic of the antenna of the communication device mounted or held on the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Osamu Kozakai, Takayuki Hirabayashi, Rikiya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10237384
    Abstract: A hands-free mount for a mobile device. An example hands-free mount includes a first magnetic attachment for combining with the mobile device, and a second mating magnetic attachment for combining with the first magnetic attachment. In an example, the hands-free mount includes a housing for the second mating magnetic attachment. A strap may be fitted through the opening in the housing to secure the housing to an object for attaching the mobile device to the object via magnetic connection of the first magnetic attachment on the mobile device to the second mating magnetic attachment of the housing. An example hands-free mount may also include a kickstand on the housing. The kickstand in the open position supports the mobile device in a substantially upright position. The kickstand folds into the closed position for carrying the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Josh Holder
  • Patent number: 10222172
    Abstract: A retention system for equipment includes a base plate assembly and an adapter assembly securable to the equipment. The adapter assembly interface includes a locking recess The base plate assembly includes a base plate and an adapter assembly guide adjacent the base plate for receiving the interface therein thereby coupling the adapter assembly with the base plate assembly. The base plate assembly further includes a locking mechanism movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The locking mechanism in the engaged position engages the locking recess of the interface, thereby locking the adapter assembly with the base plate assembly. The locking mechanism in the disengaged position disengages from the locking recess of the interface, thereby unlocking the adapter assembly from the base plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Toby J. Melville
  • Patent number: 10208903
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a wristband with integrated rotatable light, including: a band; a base coupled to the band; a light housing rotationally coupled to the base; and the housing configured to receive a light nested within a light housing. The wristband with integrated rotatable light is characterized in that upon the application of rotational force, the light housing is configured to rotate about the base thereby providing light in various directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ahmad Eivaz
  • Patent number: 10125919
    Abstract: A holder for objects, including a bracket and a holder element supported by the bracket, where the holder element includes a resilient gripping section and two stiff pivoting arms, where the pivoting arms are pivotably suspended to the bracket, where the holder element includes a receiving position and a holding position in which the object is held by the holder element, such that the gripping section is positioned within the bracket. The advantage of the holder is that objects of different sizes can be held in a secure way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Delex Teknik AB
    Inventor: Erik Forsberg
  • Patent number: 10124848
    Abstract: A fixing and/or locking system for containers to a fastening device, in particular to a carrier, such as a luggage rack, wherein at least one fastening element is attached to the carrier or to an accessory part for the carrier and engages in and is detachably locked to at least one receiving element, which is attached to a container and/or is connected to the container, wherein the receiving element has a base plate having a spring-loaded slide, which runs between the base plate and a cover plate, wherein the cover plate has elevations having a through-hole from one side of the cover plate to the other, wherein the region for the spring-loaded slide is formed behind the one elevation and the space behind the other elevation has an undercut designed for the engagement of the protrusion or collar of a fastening element, wherein the spring-loaded slide presses a fastening element, which can be inserted into the through-hole, into a notch in the elevation of the cover plate and fastens it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Günther Boas
  • Patent number: 10091897
    Abstract: A portable electronic device may have a clip. The clip may be mounted to a housing using hinge structures. The hinge structures may bias the clip towards a closed position. The clip may be opened to attach the portable electronic device to an object. When in the closed position, the clip may lie flush with the exterior of the device housing. Clip biasing may be provided using a torsion spring, a coil spring, a ribbon spring, a clip with built-in biasing, a tension spring, or a compression spring. A coupling mechanism may be used to attach the clip to the housing. The coupling mechanism may include a ratcheting rotatable mechanism, a fixed attachment structure, a flexible attachment structure, a removable structure, or a structure that includes a spring bias adjustment mechanism. The device may have a button with a touch sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Benjamin Filson, Pinida Jan Moolsintong, Stephen B. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10021227
    Abstract: A mobile device shade apparatus includes a case defining a pocket and at least one panel configured to travel in and out of the pocket to transition between a stowed state and a deployed state, wherein in the deployed state that at least one panel extends from and is rotatable with respect to an edge of the case. The apparatus also includes a coupler configured to couple the case to a mobile device, such as a cell phone or tablet, as examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Next Spark LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Anne Gander, Christopher McNulty
  • Patent number: 9954569
    Abstract: A two-part mounting system for easier and more secure transport of a mobile phone or other hand-held electronic device comprising a handle and complementary receiving mount. More specifically, the handle is comprised of a base, a flexible strap, and an adhesive backer, and the complementary mount is dome-shaped and comprised of a rounded top, a slot for receiving the flexible strap, and a bottom for receiving the base. The handle and complementary mount physically interlock by virtue of the shape of the base and receiving mount and the tension of the flexible strap around the complementary mount. The two-part mounting system can then securely attach the electronic device to an additional fixed or mobile mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Johnny Rhymes with Connie LLC
    Inventors: John A Murphy, Connie R Rutledge
  • Patent number: 9948340
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a base body wearable on a user's body, a module body detachably coupled to the base body, a rotary unit coupled to a rear surface of the module body or an upper surface of the base body, the rotary unit comprising a rotary hinge portion provided in a center of the rotary unit, and a first coupling portion and a second coupling portion provided in a rear surface of the rotary unit and a front surface of the base body or a front surface of the rotary unit and a rear surface of the module body, respectively, the second coupling portion detachably coupled to the first coupling portion. The module body may be relatively rotated with respect to the base body. Accordingly, the functions of the mobile terminal can be converted and intuitive operation can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Choonghwan Shin, Sangwook Hahn, Dukjun Kim, Byunghwa Lee
  • Patent number: 9929765
    Abstract: A mobile device case has a case configured to receive a mobile device and a wrist system configured for attachment to a wrist of a user. The case is selectively removable from the wrist system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Williams, Sean Humke, Waide Ian Marshall
  • Patent number: 9858908
    Abstract: A marching drum articulation dampener for percussion instrument holder that allows attachment to a user mounted carrier. The holder allows adjustment for positioning about the user, and pivoting of the holder to allow the holder to pivot or rotate up to allow the holder with instruments to fit a narrower space. The holder further allows for pivotal attachment of individual drums to link or pivot allowing the linked drums to articulate. The holder can also consist of members that allow a connected drum to move in horizontal position, angle, or height of the drum. A plurality of unique drum connecting members is disclosed that allow the connecting members to connect onto drum tension rods or on a drum lug. A lift assisting mechanism is used to assist in lifts drums from a horizontal to a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Randall Lee May
  • Patent number: 9848692
    Abstract: An attaching loop member to mount a printing device on a belt-like member worn by a user includes: a device-side member connectable to the printing device; and an attaching-side member mountable on the belt-like member worn by the user. The device-side member includes: a device-side plate portion; a fixing portion fixable to the printing device; a shaft portion and an engaging portion provided on the device-side plate portion. The attaching-side member includes: a bearing portion engageable with the shaft portion; an engaged portion engageable with the engaging portion; and an open portion providing an open region between the bearing portion and the engaged portion to allow the belt-like member to penetrate through the open region. The engagement of the shaft portion with the bearing portion allows the device-side member to pivot relative to the attaching-side member to realize engagement and disengagement of the engaging portion relative to the engaged portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yushi Kato, Nobuyuki Iwai
  • Patent number: 9835288
    Abstract: A monitor support device for mounting flat screen monitors upon stands. The monitor support device includes a support member adapted to be mounted to a monitor stand; and a bracket assembly removably mounted to the support member and adapted to be coupled to a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick T. Matthews
  • Patent number: 9820555
    Abstract: Embodiments of universal adapter system including a belt adapter for a belt, such as a tactical belt, configured to couple one or more pack adapters secured to a respective load bearing pack, such as a backpack. Other embodiments of the universal adapter systems may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tyr Tactical, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Beck
  • Patent number: 9723116
    Abstract: A case-strap system for Handheld Electronic Devices having a case with direct or indirect attachments to receive a handheld electronic device, a strap directly or indirectly mounted on the back of said case with said attachments to receive a user's hand; a handheld electronic device is enclosed inside said case-strap unit, and said strap mounted on the back of said case stretched to receive and catch user's hand; unit is flipped to rest on top of user's hand or wrist; a case-strap is hooked with a lanyard, coupled with an earphone's audio cord attached on the surface or inserted between layers of said lanyard; one end of earphone's audio cord is connected to the device's audio jack and to a user's ear(s); a case-strap unit is enclosed into a magnetized wrist strap system to carry, hold, or manage the handheld electronic device inside said case-strap unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Jean Edrice Georges
  • Patent number: 9683809
    Abstract: A holster apparatus securely holds a long gun on a MOLLE/PALS-compliant garment in a hands-free secure position, but so that the gun is quickly and easily accessible. The apparatus includes a holster with openings configured to slidingly engage an ammunition magazine attached to a long gun, with a bottom surface of the long gun supported on the holster. A mount securely holds the holster on a MOLLE/PALS-compliant garment in a selected balanced position with the long gun oriented generally horizontally, so that a professional can use their hands for tasks while having confidence in the security and safe-carrying of the long gun. The holster can be located anywhere on the garment, and can be oriented as desired by the professional user. Related methods are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Paul J. Fowler
  • Patent number: 9629443
    Abstract: A load carriage frame (80) of FIG. 9 includes a shoulder yoke (90) and a belt (120) separated from the yoke by a multi-element connecting brace (96). The brace is telescopic in nature in that a flexible but rigid tongue (130), extending from a first section, is permitted to slide within a guide on a second section (154), thereby allowing the length of the connecting brace to be altered. The multi-element connecting brace is centrally coupled to the yoke and centrally coupled to the belt and configured to act as a force path by transferring weight that, in use, is loaded onto or through the yoke and into the belt thereby effecting selected weight re-distribution onto the pelvic girdle of a wearer about which the belt, in use, is secured. Additionally, as shown in FIG. 20, a quick release mechanism may further alter the length of the connecting brace by allowing the position of a rotational coupling point to be altered relative to a housing of the quick release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Searle, Christopher Mark Lewis
  • Patent number: 9563234
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing and using wearable computing devices. A wearable computing device with a device body and a removable face portion, where the removable face portion is removable yet operatively coupled with the device body. A display and sensor or sensors can be provided on the fact portion. The face portion, or a bezel of the face portion, can be rotated relative to the device body or the face portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Arrow Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: George Popalis, Daniel Kiriakou
  • Patent number: 9510655
    Abstract: A device for securing and protecting an item, including a strap comprising a flexible material including a first magnet disposed at a distal end of the strap, and a second magnet disposed at a proximal end of the strap, a casing for securing and protecting the item including a pouch formed in the case having an opening, a screen disposed on a front side of the casing for viewing the item inside the casing, and a border disposed between an edge of the mesh pocket and the screen that surrounds an entirety of the screen, and a connecting region disposed between the distal end of the strap and the casing for securing the strap to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel John Stratton
  • Patent number: 9475319
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices, methods and other means, including those related to printers, as well as computer readable media for storing code to execute instructions for a device, and other systems for providing and supporting mobile printing and other types of devices. An example disclosed printer includes a housing including a base portion and a defining portion, wherein the base portion includes a battery receptacle; a removable battery cover; and a belt clip receptacle configured to receive a removable belt clip, wherein the removable battery cover is to secure a belt clip in the belt clip receptacle when the removable battery cover is mated with the battery receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Corvese, Roy P. Lyman, Gregory J. Klein, Patrick J. Hegarty, Michael L. Lamontagne, Raymond J. LeBlanc, David F. Beck
  • Patent number: 9397719
    Abstract: A two-piece mobile device holder having a case assembly and a mounting assembly is disclosed. The case assembly is configured to receive and secure a mobile device such as a smart phone. The mounting assembly is configured to be detachably coupled to other objects. Sets of permanent magnets are arranged in a circular pattern in the case assembly and the mounting assembly. The magnets in both the first and second set of magnets are arranged with alternating magnetic polarity. As the case assembly is placed on top of the mounting assembly, the magnets in the mounting assembly will attract magnets with opposite polarities in the case assembly. A user may detach the case assembly from the mounting assembly by rotating the case assembly such that the magnets in the case assembly are now adjacent to magnets in the mounting assembly of the same polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Steve Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9370228
    Abstract: A combination type bag includes a main bag member, a coupling unit, a secondary bag member, and a connecting unit, wherein once the main bag member is combined with the secondary bag member through the connecting unit, a firm containing structure is formed. The coupling unit and the connecting unit are adjustable at their connecting/engaging locations, and therefore the capacity of the combination type bag could be varied along two dimensions (height and width). The structure of the combination type bag is rigidly constructed, which is unlikely to deform. Its capacity could be varied to meet the requirement of the user, and its rigid structure is suitable to be used under any circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Teng-Yao Chang
  • Patent number: 9366383
    Abstract: A holder includes a holding member, an attaching member, and a connecting structure. The holding member is configured to hold the portable electronic device thereon. The mounting member can be attached to an object, such as a user's arm or wrist. The connecting structure includes a first connecting member and a second connecting member rotatably coupled to the first connecting member. The first connecting member is coupled to the attaching member; the second connecting member is coupled to the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: How-Wen Chien, Bo-Han Chu, Che-Hsin Chao, Kui-Hao Chang, Kai-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 9346412
    Abstract: A bicycle carrier apparatus for a vehicle may include guide rails disposed at a lower portion of a bumper back beam while being symmetrical to each other and extendely formed in front and rear directions, a carrier part provided with a panel part and side portions extending from both sides of the panel part to the guide rails to slidably move along the guide rails, a first driving part installed at a front end portion of the carrier part and connected to the guide rails to move the carrier part in the front and rear directions along the guide rails, an expansion support part installed between the side portions of the carrier part to be expandably deployed laterally and support a loaded bicycle, and a second driving part installed at the carrier part to be connected to the expansion support part and expandably deploy the expansion support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Dong Eun Cha, Hyun Gyung Kim, Jin Young Yoon, Seung Mok Lee, Soo Hyun Hyun
  • Patent number: 9220453
    Abstract: A cognitive disorder diagnostic and treatment system having a plurality of wireless sensors strapped to the arms and legs of a human being for improved diagnostic capability. The wireless sensors are in the form of cubes which are mounted on apparatus comprising a pair clips, and a Velcro strap. The strap is connected to the mounting apparatus through angled apertures whereby the top surface of the wireless sensor is canted toward the user for better visibility of graphics which are displayed on the top surface of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt Edward Roots
  • Patent number: 9078339
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device has an upper case, a lower case, at least one fastening unit and at least one adjustable module. The upper case and the lower case respectively have at least one first fasten hole and at least one second fasten hole. The second fasten hole coaxially communicates with the first fasten hole. Through the second fasten hole, the unit is fixed in the first fasten hole to fasten the upper case and the lower case together. The adjustable module has an adjustable unit with a through hole penetrating therethrough. Furthermore, the adjustable unit is partially disposed in the second fasten hole. By disposing the adjustable unit and the fastening unit within the second fasten hole, the display device could be made more compact and the overall cost can be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Tsang-Hsing Ku
  • Patent number: 9016640
    Abstract: A stationary base with at least two door shrouds extending from a tower portion. The tower portion has at least one groove communicating with a groove guide. An actuating housing is attached to the groove guide and connected to at least one force member positioned between the base and the actuating housing. At least one containment door is positioned in a door groove adjacent each door shroud. Each containment door communicates with the actuating housing with at least one guide pin positioned in a guide slot of each containment door, the guide slot being angled at a predetermined angle to translate vertical movement of the actuating housing to horizontal movement of each containment door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: RKS Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi K. Sawhney, Kavinder Singh, John Vernon