Attaching Means Extending Circumferentially Of Limb Patents (Class 224/222)
  • Patent number: 10784915
    Abstract: A compression sleeve carrying system for mobile electronic devices such as cell phones that are between 3.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches long, with or without an additionally attached phone case. The carrying sleeve has a pocket for key, credit card, and money storage. The sleeve employs an elastic system that connects four corner brackets in which each corner of the phone sits in. Elastic weaves through the corner brackets and through the a patch system. The patch system is attached to a stretchable fabric under the brackets and the patch system is sewn into the arm sleeve to prevent sweat from getting to the phone. The phone retention space stretches based off of the size of the phone and the brackets have a 0.5 inch space that fits both cell phones or other cell phone size and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Brian C. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10765909
    Abstract: A calf exercising assembly for performing seated calf exercises includes a pair of blocks that is each selectively positioned on support surface thereby facilitating a user's feet to be positioned thereon. Each of the blocks spaces the user's heel from the support surface thereby facilitating the user to perform seated calf exercises. A yoke is provided and the yoke is coupled to a weight. Additionally, the yoke is positioned on the user's thighs thereby facilitating the user to perform seated calf raises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: James Wiegman
  • Patent number: 10765181
    Abstract: A dual stretch band includes a first loop sized for receiving a wearer's hand and a second loop sized for receiving a personal computing device. The first loop and the second loop may be joined at one or more dual stretch band seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Kim Dickerson
  • Patent number: 10691071
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus is provided that is able to equip any object of value, such as a watch or piece of jewelry, and protect it. The present mobile apparatus includes: an electronic module able to execute a mobile application, a display screen connected to the electronic module and arranged to display information relative to the mobile application, and a fastening support whereof the shapes and dimensions are arranged so that the mobile apparatus can successively equip any object of value, and to be able to fasten, removably and by superposition, at least one display screen to an object of value when object of value is attached around part of a human body. In addition, the mobile apparatus covers at least part of a surface of the object of value designed to be easily visible by the person when the object is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Pascal Counas
  • Patent number: 10369400
    Abstract: A weighted throwing sleeve worn by an athlete during practice or training comprised of a sleeve from about the wrist of the wearer to the upper arm. The wrist end has integrated weights. Use of the device during practice can build strength and muscle memory for the more demanding task of throwing with a weighted wrist. During a game and without the sleeve the athlete is able to throw harder, farther and more accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Jaime Pozo
  • Patent number: 10352498
    Abstract: A tool for multi-positioning and holding a device without requiring a user's hands. In one embodiment, a tool, such as a robotic arm, is secured to a user's forearm, such as with a pair of hook-and-loop fasteners attached to the robotic arm that wrap around the arm and then are fastened to each other. The tool has many points of articulation and many degrees of freedom. The tool may include a telescoping or expandable section joined at its distal end with a device support member. The device support member may grasp a mobile device, a smart phone, a camera or other electronic or mechanical device. The device support member may be coupled to the expandable section or an extension member by one or more attitude mechanisms making it possible for a user to flip and orient the device by body motion into many positions or attitudes, as the user desires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Elephino, LLC
    Inventor: Derek Rieger
  • Patent number: 10154725
    Abstract: A holder mountable to a thigh for storing an electronic mobile device. The thigh mounted holder includes a first end removably securable to an opposing second end to form a loop such that the holder can fit tightly to the thigh of a user. The opposing ends connect via a fastener. The thigh mounted holder further includes a front panel secured to a rear panel via a seam. The front panel and the rear panel form a first pocket disposed centrally between the first and second end of the holder, wherein the first pocket can support a mobile electronic device in an upright configuration. A second and third pocket are formed between the front and rear panel, adjacent to the first pocket. An alignment member is disposed on the front panel for indicating to the user by touch the location of the first pocket when attached to the thigh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Lavin
  • Patent number: 10028489
    Abstract: An improved animal waste disposal device is an expandable container that attaches to a pet owner's lower leg via hook and loop straps, for carrying animal waste. The device has a separate attached lower compartment for holding a roll of plastic bags for holding the waste, that are individually dispensed through a slot in its front cover. The front and the top of the top waste compartment hinges at the outer bottom edge and pivots outwardly, remaining attached to the back side with accordion style sides that attach to the front and back sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Jimmy Levon Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9930955
    Abstract: A lifter system includes a harness, at least one lifting strap carried by a front, central buckle on the harness, and two arm loops connected to the central buckle or to the harness near the central buckle. The arm loops are used to supply supplemental or substitute lifting force during lifting or maneuvering a heavy or bulky object. Preferably, a set of two shoulder harnesses is used by two persons standing face-to-face with a single lifter strap between them threaded through both of the central buckles, wherein the two persons wear the arm loops on their forearms and raise their arms to lift the central buckles, and hence, to lift the lifting strap, to levels higher than may be possible with only force supplied by the harnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Corey David Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9770088
    Abstract: This invention includes an elastic wristband including a strap and an elastic receptacle for receiving a cap. The receptacle includes integrated notches for receiving latches on the cap. The cap includes a cavity for covering one or more pills placed atop the receptacle and is configured to fit into the receptacle of the wristband in a secure manner using the notches. Together, this creates an assembly where the user is able to store pills, tablets, and other small items in the cavity. In at least one embodiment, the wristband comprises of a flexible material. In at least one embodiment, the assembly includes multiple caps. In at least one embodiment, a cap includes a latch. In at least one embodiment, latches attach the cap to the body via the receptacle notches. In at least one embodiment, a cap protrusion may substantially conform or enclose a pill, tablet, other form of medication, or small item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Tyrae K. Rivers
  • Patent number: 9706830
    Abstract: A support and carrying apparatus for a cellular phone including an adjustable strap and a snap buckle fastener having a male member attached to a right end of the strap. A top end of each of a right second strap and a left second strap of a pair of second straps is attached to a female member of the snap buckle fastener and a left end of the strap, respectively. Each of a right mounting base and a left mounting base is attached to a bottom end of each of the right second strap and the left second strap, respectively. Each of a right arm support and a left arm support of a pair of telescopic arm supports is pivotably attached to each of the right mounting base and the left mounting base, respectively. A middle arm support is attached to the right arm support and the left arm support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Monique Prince
  • Patent number: 9629445
    Abstract: A carrying assembly includes a support that may be worn on an arm of a user. The support may have a hot object place thereon thereby facilitating the user to carry the hot object without being burned by the hot object. The support comprises a tube that may be worn on the user's arm. A pad is coupled to the tube such that the pad may have the hot object positioned thereon. A grip is coupled to the tube such that the grip may be gripped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Tina Garland
  • Patent number: 9615651
    Abstract: A holder and mobile platform assembly may include a support plate shaped to fit in the palm of a user's hand. A hand strap may be attached to the support plate and configured to wrap around the user's hand. A mobile platform may be mounted for rotation on the support plate. The mobile platform may include a support surface having a releasable fastener provided thereon for supporting a first device, and a support compartment extending from an edge of the support surface for supporting a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hand E Holder Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lawrence Burns, Daniel Patrick Burns, John Mark Wilson
  • Patent number: 9554639
    Abstract: Devices and methods disclosed here can include a foot mount, such as an action camera foot mount. The action camera foot mount can include a harness having a toe loop and an ankle loop. The harness can include an elastic material and can be in tension between the toe loop and the ankle loop. The toe loop can encircle a toe of the user and the ankle loop can encircle an ankle of the user to secure the harness to the foot of the user. In an example, at least one midportion can be disposed between the toe loop and the ankle loop of the harness. A base member can be coupled to the harness and the base member can include a camera mount for attaching an action camera to the harness. In an example, the base member can be slidably coupled along the midportion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Harden
  • Patent number: 9445654
    Abstract: A security wallet includes a pouch and a strap. The pouch has at least one pocket with a closeable opening. The strap has a fixed end that is directly attached to the pouch and a detachable end that is removably coupled to the pouch. The strap extends from the fixed end and outwardly from a first side of the pouch. In a first configuration, the detachable end is coupled to the first side of the pouch. In a second configuration, the detachable end is coupled to a second side of the pouch opposite the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason V. Drew, Slobodan S. Zivanovic
  • Patent number: 9351551
    Abstract: A personal armband storage device includes a body portion having an opening for access to a storage compartment, a back plate attached to the body portion. The personal armband storage device is resistant to slippage during physical activity due to increased friction between the back plate and the upper arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Mark E. Morgan, Jytte L. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9350408
    Abstract: A mount system (10) for a portable radio. The mount system (10) includes a base member (20) which defines a support surface (22) with a given perimeter and a skirt depending from the support surface (22) over at least a portion of the given perimeter. At least one connecting mechanism is defined by the base member. A cover member (50) including a plate member (52) is interconnected to the base member such that a radio receiving space is defined between the plate member (52) and the support surface (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: David Cipolla, Jason Scott, Howard M. Sheehan
  • Patent number: 9271061
    Abstract: A personal detachable multipurpose wireless armband loudspeaker system, having an armband assembly with at least one strap and a speaker dock that receives a loudspeaker therein. The armband assembly further has a device holder that receives a device, whereby the device is a computer, multimedia device, or smart phone. The speaker dock has at least one speaker dock anchor to secure the loudspeaker within the speaker dock. The speaker dock further has at least one disengage switch to unlock the loudspeaker from within the speaker dock. The speaker dock has a speaker base. The loudspeaker has at least one anchor lock receiver slot. The at least one anchor lock receiver slot receives the at least one speaker dock anchor to secure the loudspeaker within the speaker dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: William Amores
  • Patent number: 9164126
    Abstract: A wrist meter-mount system having a meter mount configured to attach to a meter, and a wrist mount configured to attach a meter mount to a person's wrist is described. The meter mount and wrist mount are configured to be detachably attachable to each other by at least one magnet. The meter mount has a first set of engagement teeth that interface with a second set of engagement teeth on the wrist mount. The engagement teeth allow the meter to be rotationally positioned as desired on the wrist mount. The wrist meter-mount system allows a user to attach a meter to their wrist and use one or both hands to connect a probe or probes to a measurement location. In one embodiment, a wrist mount comprises a cantilevered base allowing an attached meter to be inclined up to a desired reading location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Meterist LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Rodda
  • Patent number: 9144168
    Abstract: An appendage-mounted display apparatus comprising a device mount for attaching electronic devices and a cuff assembly that provides a uniform tension fit around a user's appendage. The cuff assembly comprises a multi-layer blend of soft and rigid components and a ratcheting lacing or strap system to achieve a customizable, non-slip fit that may be quickly and easily adjusted with one hand. The device mount may be adapted to accommodate a variety of electronic devices including mobile phones, smartphones, and other communication devices, portable computers, maps, audio and music devices, global positioning system devices, and other interactive electronic devices and displays, as well as paper maps, checklists, and other static forms of guidance and instruction. In addition, the device mount may include a rail system for attaching a flashlight and/or other tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Michael R. Sedillo, Gregory M. Burnett
  • Patent number: 9119444
    Abstract: An improved hook and loop fastener system enables fastening to each other of two objects each provided solely with respective pluralities of flexible loops via an intermediate connection element that has two faces each provided solely with flexible hooks and is sandwiched between the two objects. The intermediate connection element can be easily removed and washed separately as needed, for example when either or both of the objects are to be washed with other fibrous objects, to eliminate the likelihood of the hooks inadvertently engaging with and ripping off any ambient fibers that could then clog the hooks and diminish their future performance. Selective retention of the intermediate connection element in engagement with only one of the two objects leaves the other object free of hooks and thus safely contactable by ambient objects that contain frangible fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Chittaranjan Narandas Nirmel
  • Patent number: 9105204
    Abstract: A labeling tag (10, 210, 410, 510, 610, 710), comprising a tag portion (12, 212, 412, 512, 612, 712), and a film (28, 228, 428, 528, 628, 728) disposed over the tag portion (12, 212, 412, 512, 612, 712) and bonded to the tag portion (12, 212, 412, 512, 612, 712) at multiple locations to define a pocket (16, 216, 416, 516, 616, 716) between the film and the tag portion (12, 212, 412, 512, 612, 712). The labeling tag (10, 210, 410, 510, 610, 710) further comprising an elastomer portion (14, 214, 414, 514, 614, 714) secured to the tag portion (12, 212, 412, 512, 612, 712), and having an expandable loop (34, 234, 434, 534, 634, 734).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis John Heinrichs
  • Publication number: 20150136821
    Abstract: Devices and methods for securing items to a supportive substrate comprising: (1) an elongated band formed into or formable into an at least partially closed loop around the supportive substrate for secure attachment to said substrate, said elongate band comprising a front side surface; and (2) a retaining band attached to or attachable to said elongate band so as to be capable of forming a channel adaptable to elastically retain said item against at least a portion of said front surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Cary Sorenson
  • Patent number: 9016532
    Abstract: The invention attaches a hand strap to a tablet to secure the tablet to the user's hand and act as an aide to prevent a tablet from being dropped. The invention allows the user to rotate the tablet to various viewing angles while still maintaining the secure connection to the tablet. The connection point provides a single yet strong connection between the hand strap and device grip for the two to rotate around each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Helo LLC
    Inventor: Paul W. Wizikowski
  • Publication number: 20150090750
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magazine holder for a firearm. The magazine holder includes a front segment, a middle segment, and a rear segment, wherein the segments are connected to form a unitary structure. The front segment and the rear segment are folded upwards to wrap around a forearm of a user. The middle segment is folded downward to create a slot to hold a magazine therebetween. The magazine holder mounts to the forearm of the user by means of a front and a rear adjustable strap, wherein the front adjustable strap is connected to the front segment and can wrap around the wrist of the user. The rear adjustment strap is connected to the rear segment and can wrap around the forearm of the user near the elbow. In one embodiment, the front adjustable strap may comprise hook and loop fasteners and the rear adjustable strap may comprise release buckles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Coleman
  • Patent number: 8985421
    Abstract: A holder for a feminine hygiene article is secured on the user's body and retains an unused personal item in an inconspicuous position under the user's outer clothing. The holder is formed as a pouch, or pocket having a front panel and a back panel attached to the front panel. A belt formed from two accordion-style folded non-resilient portions is detachably secured to the holder body and to the user's waist, hips or thigh. One of the belt portions has an adhesive tab that is securable to a free end of the second portion, while an unwanted length of the first portion is detached along tear-off perforation lines. An adhesive strip near the open upper end secures the holder body to the user's body or undergarments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Judy Barbier
  • Patent number: 8978944
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus to carry a portable device comprises a brace body, an adjustment mechanism coupled to the brace body, and a locking mechanism coupled to the brace body. The adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust the apparatus for an adjusted fit and to retain the adjusted fit for the apparatus when not in use. The locking mechanism is configured to conform to a locked state to configure the apparatus for a bracing fit and to conform to an unlocked state to configure the apparatus for a relaxed fit. The bracing fit is configured to brace the apparatus at a usage position, and the relaxed fit permits positioning of the apparatus relative to the usage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Mori, Sarahut Sirichai
  • Patent number: 8978943
    Abstract: An armband that holds an electronic device is presented. The armband includes a pouch which includes a window and an opening configured to allow an electronic device to be inserted into the pouch. The armband also includes an arm strap wherein the proximate end of the arm strap is coupled to the pouch, and wherein the arm strap includes: holes arranged in a specified pattern; loop cells at specified locations along the length of the arm strap; and a hook cell located at a distal end of the arm strap. The armband further includes a ring coupled to the pouch configured to allow the distal end of the arm strap to be passed through the ring and pulled toward the proximate end of the arm strap so that the hook cell can be coupled to one or more loop cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 8973796
    Abstract: A serving tray apparatus comprising a container support portion and a hand/forearm engaging portion incorporating a mechanism for releasably attaching the container support portion to the hand/forearm engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mustafa Abusaoud, Ali Abusaoud
  • Patent number: 8967437
    Abstract: An electronic device holder having a retention member for retaining an electronic device, such as an MP3 player, preferably an Apple® IPod nano having a multi-touch color screen, and a strap or shank attached to the retention member to allow fastening to an object, such as a user's wrist or a chain, is disclosed. The device may be secured by friction fitting into a recessed area having two ridges to engage the device along two edges. The device may be inserted by sliding or snap fitting into the recessed area. An opening along the back of the recessed area allows the device to be pushed laterally or vertically from the retention member. Alternatively, the retention member may be a two-piece frame which partially encloses the device. The frame pieces affix to either a wristband strap or a carabiner clip shank as they are secured to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wimo Labs LLC
    Inventor: Scott H. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8955726
    Abstract: An arm bracelet is provided for containing a retrievable blade around a forearm between wrist and elbow. The bracelet includes first and second bands, a network, bridges and a housing. The bands wrap around and attach to the forearm. The first band is disposed adjacent the wrist. The second band is disposed adjacent the elbow. The network connects the first and second bands together along the forearm. The bridges detachably extend from the first and second band. Each bridge includes a plurality of shapes. Each shape is able to form a grip. The housing for contains a sheath that holds a knife with a handle and the blade. The handle superficially resembles the shape to aid concealment of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Deborah-Susanne Sayon Thielman, Gerhard Willms Thielman
  • Patent number: 8939333
    Abstract: It comprises a hollow box with openings for permitting operate most of its functions while the device is inside, open by one of its sides for introducing the device, an oscillating piece for closing the case, a pair of belts, a quick coupling system to connect the case and its base by way of a circular coupling that is part of the base, which will be attached to the wrist of the user, having in between an anti-radiation protection. Furthermore is suitable for devices with or without cover, in this latter case the openings are designed to be watertight by assembling some elements on them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Óscar Sevilla Álvarez
  • Publication number: 20140361057
    Abstract: A generally rectangular, flexible fabric, strap-on garment has a pocket for protectively enclosing and transporting a small electronic device at locations on the body of a wearer of the garment where the device can be viewed and operated. Closure features are provided adjacent an opening into the pocket that prevent moisture from entering the pocket, and strap features are provided that enhance the versatility and adjustability of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Geoffrey S. Gardner, Lawrence M. Baum
  • Patent number: 8857683
    Abstract: An armband that holds an electronic device is presented. The armband includes a pouch which includes a window and an opening configured to allow an electronic device to be inserted into the pouch. The armband also includes an arm strap wherein the proximate end of the arm strap is coupled to the pouch, and wherein the arm strap includes: holes arranged in a specified pattern; loop cells at specified locations along the length of the arm strap; and a hook cell located at a distal end of the arm strap. The armband further includes a ring coupled to the pouch configured to allow the distal end of the arm strap to be passed through the ring and pulled toward the proximate end of the arm strap so that the hook cell can be coupled to one or more loop cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Gordon Cameron, Cameron Frazier
  • Publication number: 20140291362
    Abstract: A tool holster includes a connector of a clip is provided for detachably securing a tool to a leg harness. A fastener stud is attachable to the tool. The holder rotatably receives the fastener stud for movements between a first angular orientation that permits the fastener stud to be selectively received and removed from the holder and a second angular orientation that prevents the fastener stud received within the holder from being separated or removed from the holder. A support member is attached to the fastener stud for sharing common rotational movements therewith and connectable to a tool to be supported. The support member is oriented to move the fastener stud to the second angular orientation only when the tool is freely suspended on the holder under the action of gravity regardless of the position or orientation of the user's leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Scala Victor
  • Publication number: 20140263495
    Abstract: A reversible case and armband is disclosed. The reversible case may be used to carry and transport portable devices. In storage mode, the reversible case stores devices similar to a pouch or pocket. In active mode, the reversible case exposes an armband for wearing the case on a user's arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Christophe Philippe Guy Koch
  • Publication number: 20140263496
    Abstract: A holder device for writing instruments, the holder device including: a main body sized to be positioned about a user's forearm; and at least one holder location coupled to the main body, the holder location being sized to hold at least one of the writing instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Rachel K. Zimmerman, Dylan J. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20140231475
    Abstract: An inventive wearable utility carrying strap is provided for improved user access and experience with devices mounted thereon. The wearable utility carrying strap enables a user to configure an arrangement of devices that maintains the user's desired set of device orientations even during user movement. Embodiments of the strap have one or more spring loaded stud securements that hold a device in a user specified position. Embodiments of the strap used in the inventive utility carrying strap may be formed from natural or synthetic materials including but not limited to cotton, leather, suede, polypropylene, nylon, rubber, neoprene, plastic, etc. The strap may be fitted to a user limb by adjusting the strap slack with a buckle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Christian Keene Donnelly
  • Publication number: 20140189923
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a waterproof case for protecting electronic devices. The waterproof case includes a flexible waterproof bag attached to a rigid lid that can be opened to allow electronic devices to pass into the bag. When closed, the lid forms a watertight seal that protects the inside of the bag from ingress of water. The lid can include a pass-through jack which allows a user to connect an electronic device, such as an audio device, to an output through the lid. The case may also be incorporated into a flexible attachment system, such as an armband or swimbelt. Methods of connecting an electronic device to an electronic output, such as an audio output, through a waterproof case are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: X-1 Audio, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Wilson, II, Carl Pettersen, Kristian Rauhala, Pete Dirksing, Cory McCluskey, Jim Pena
  • Publication number: 20140183232
    Abstract: The present disclosure discusses tool holders and a tool holding system that can be attached and secured to the arms of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Manuel Anthony Robert Figueroa
  • Publication number: 20140174958
    Abstract: A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. In some implementations, the case may feature a display window that, in combination with materials of the biometric monitoring device, may mask a display of the biometric monitoring device from view when the display is off and may allow the display to be seen when the display is displaying content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Hans Berlinger, Keeline Burdick Wilcox, Michael Joseph Francisco, Andrew Cole Axley, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 8752740
    Abstract: A personal armband storage device includes a body portion having an opening for access to a storage compartment, a back plate attached to the body portion, the back plate including a plurality of layers of material arranged to mirror the musculature of a human upper arm in the region where the deltoid muscle, the triceps, muscle, and the bicep muscle meet; and a V-shaped strap attached to the back plate for securing the body portion to a user. The personal armband storage device is resistant to slippage during physical activity due to increased friction between the back plate and the upper arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Mark E. Morgan, Jytte L. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20140131402
    Abstract: An arm sleeve carrier for carrying an object is formed as an elastic tubular body and configured for fitting about a limb of a person in use of the carrier. One or more pocket members are secured on the tubular body for holding an electronic device, keys, or other small objects, while leaving the person's hands free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy A. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20140110445
    Abstract: A silicone band with a pocket is provided. The silicone band comprises a preferably hidden pocket in which the entrance to the pocket remains closed at rest. An entrance to the pocket is opened when the band is stretched and then is closed by returning the band to its resting position. The hidden pocket is designed to securely hold items and allow for a quick insertion and removal of the items through the pocket entrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Devin Eisner
  • Publication number: 20140076944
    Abstract: “The Willie” is a Fishing Rod Caddie which attaches to the leg of any angler to holster a fishing rod for ease of use. This will benefit the angler by not having to put a rod down to service the pole. The Caddie is also waterproof, so it will be durable to weather elements and be a long term tool for people fishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Marra
  • Patent number: 8668122
    Abstract: A tablet computer accessory system for holding a tablet computer includes a base; a plurality of holding straps extending from the base, the plurality of straps each forming a loop, each loop oriented on a corner of the tablet computer; a lanyard interconnected with the base; a handle interconnected with the base; a hanging strap interconnected with a carabineer, the hanging strap attached to the base; and a leg strap interconnected with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Case, Dennis Balchunas
  • Publication number: 20140054335
    Abstract: A personal armband storage device includes a body portion having an opening for access to a storage compartment, a back plate attached to the body portion. The personal armband storage device is resistant to slippage during physical activity due to increased friction between the back plate and the upper arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Mark E. Morgan, Jytte L. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8651346
    Abstract: A band for information storage includes an outer mold for attaching the band to a user's wrist, an external housing within the outer mold that includes a hollow upper portion for receiving a first removable component, wherein the first removable component is engraved with information about the user and/or includes an alarm alert or emergency call button; and an internal housing rotatably attached to the external housing and fitted therein for receiving a second removable component, wherein the second removable component includes a portable memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: MedID Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael James Williams
  • Publication number: 20140021234
    Abstract: A light bulb carrying device is provided for transporting light bulbs to a fixture for installation. Locations for attachment of light bulbs allow the bulbs to be worn on the user's body for access to a light fixture without the need for occupying the user's hands in carrying the light bulbs during transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: James R. Kesan
  • Publication number: 20140014695
    Abstract: A carrying device for wearing a holster component, preferably for the concealed placement of law-enforcement equipment placed in a holster component inside the trouser-leg, wherein a slit opening is formed in the trousers to provide access to the equipment, such a way that inside the trouser-leg (3), positioned in a way to be accessible through the slit opening (4), there is a carrying component (5) suitable for wearing the holster component (2), which is fastened to the trousers' waistband (6), at a given distance from it, by holding components (7), furthermore the carrying component (5) is equipped with thigh-fasteners (8), and there are joining components (9) placed on the holster component (2) and on the carrying component (5) for the purpose of joining together the holster component (2) and the carrying component (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Tamás Györfi