Receiver Removably Attached To Torso-encircling Belt Patents (Class 224/240)
  • Patent number: 11071364
    Abstract: An armband holder for a personal electronic device is capable of being secured about the arm of a user by means of an adjustable band. Adjacent the elastic holder for an electronic device is an elastic holster configured to removably secure a canister of pepper spray therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Scott A. Fowler
  • Patent number: 10836206
    Abstract: A paint bucket includes a housing having a trough defined therein for holding paint and/or paint accessories. The housing includes a pair of apertures defined in a back panel thereof that extend therethrough. Each aperture is disposed proximate an opposing side of the housing. A band is adapted to engage between belt loops on a pair of pants. A pair of selectively engageable loops is each configured to engage both a corresponding aperture defined in the back panel of the housing and the band to secure the paint bucket thereto such that the paint bucket remains upright as a painter navigates a ladder or a sloped terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Keane
  • Patent number: 10595603
    Abstract: A wearable radio support has a radio mount portion and a belt attachment strap. The radio mount portion includes an attachment scaffold with a first end receivable through a loop on a radio or radio holder and foldable upon a secondary section of the attachment scaffold to enclose the loop, a spacing extension member extending from the attachment scaffold thereby spacing the attachment scaffold a preselected distance from the belt, and a first fastener coupled to the spacing extension member at an end opposite the attachment scaffold. The belt attachment strap has a first end and a second end, a sleeve defining a channel therethrough adapted to receive a belt of a user, and a second fastener coupled to the first end of the belt attachment strap. The second fastener is rotatable about the first end and is releasably attachable to the first fastener of the radio mount portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BreakThrough Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Doug Maddox, Trent Brian Shroyer, Nicholas Robert Seitz
  • Patent number: 10336502
    Abstract: Containment systems, containers, and methods can be comprised of first through fourth sidewalls; a bottom wall connected to the first through fourth sidewalls; and first through fourth lid flaps connected to respective first through fourth sidewalls via respective first through fourth hinges. A single sheet of paperboard can make up the sidewalls, the bottom wall, and the lid flaps. In a fully open configuration, the third lid flap can be folded at the third hinge such that a flap body thereof is adjacent to the third sidewall, the fourth lid flap can be folded at the fourth hinge such that a flap body thereof is adjacent to the fourth sidewall, and a flap wing of each of the third lid flap and the fourth lid flap can be under the bottom wall such that each of the flap wings is against the bottom wall and maintained under the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi Kunishima, Craig Epperson, Masashi Sekine
  • Patent number: 10314373
    Abstract: A storage assembly with pockets allows a person to organize and readily access various items. The assembly includes a flexible panel having a first side, a second side and a perimeter edge extending around and between the first side and the second side. The panel is positionable in an extended position and a folded position. A plurality of pockets is coupled to the first side of the panel. Each of the pockets has a respective first end being open to provide access to an interior of an associated one of the pockets. The pockets are vertically stacked relative to each other when the panel is in the folded position. A plurality of supports is coupled to the panel. Each of the supports is positioned between associated ones of the pockets to provide rigidity between the associated pockets and facilitate retaining the panel in the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Taylor Fee
  • Patent number: 10085547
    Abstract: The step bit pouch is adapted for use with a plurality of step bits and a pilot bit. The step bit pouch is adapted for use with a belt. The step bit pouch is a holster that is designed to hold the plurality of step bits and the pilot bit. Each of the plurality of step bits is differentiated by their size. The intention of the step bit pouch is to provide a craftsman, such as an electrician, who only occasionally needs to work with sheet metal, a small, light, and convenient means to carry only the drill bits required for punching holes in sheet metal. The step bit pouch comprises a first textile or sheeting, a second textile or sheeting, a third textile or sheeting, a fourth textile or sheeting, a plurality of seams, and a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Kareem Cummings
  • Patent number: 10082362
    Abstract: The application is directed to a mobile firearm concealment system including a housing for concealing a corresponding firearm therein. The housing may include an outer appearance, shape and size of a mobile electronic device. The housing may also include an inner surface operationally configured to hold the firearm in a concealed position within the housing and to also direct the firearm to a non-concealed position. The housing and firearm may also cooperate in a manner effective to dictate the non-concealed position of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Nelson
  • Patent number: 9379759
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device having a front face, a rear face, a top edge, a bottom edge, and two side edges. The case includes a body, a metal tab, one or more permanent magnets and one or more removable magnets. The body covers at least a portion of the rear face of the electronic device, and has several fastening portions configured to fasten the mobile device to the case. The metal tab is insertable through a slot in the body to rest between the body and the electronic device when inserted through the slot. The one or more permanent magnets that are permanently attached to the body. At least one removable magnet is configured to attach by a magnetic force to the metal tab when the metal tab is inserted into the slot, thereby holding the removable magnet in place with respect to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Ryan Platt
  • Patent number: 9345311
    Abstract: A headband can be used by medical doctors and animal technicians for a safe and efficient hands-free method of transporting filled, capped, medical syringes (without needle) and/or treatment items to treat patients, pastured cattle and livestock, and other pets, reducing risk of injury and stress to both technician and patients/animals, saving time, money, manpower, and medicinal product. The headband generally includes, the main elements—a headband strap to be fastened around the head that has heavy duty elastic gripping sleeves (loops) threaded onto it. Three of the sleeves are moveable along the strap, one is fixed (sewn) in place. These sleeves are used to hold various size syringes tightly to the headband to allow for hands-free work. The fixed sleeve has a seam, making it suitable to hold smaller 1-3 ml syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel J Swenson, Julie L Swenson
  • Patent number: 9198498
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing multiple handheld devices includes a first compartment dimensioned to removably store a first device and a second compartment dimensioned to removably store a second device. The back portion of the second compartment is attached to the back portion of the first compartment by a flexible portion spanning a distance between the first compartment and the second compartment and the flexible portion includes a first attachment mechanism positioned between the first compartment and the second compartment. A front flap extends from the front portion of the first compartment, the front flap to removably overlap the opening of the first compartment and the opening of the second compartment and the front flap including a second attachment mechanism to removably attach to the first attachment mechanism of the flexible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Nathaniel D. Stevens, IV
  • Patent number: 9101199
    Abstract: A supply backpack with detachable pet carrier system to increase the convenience of simultaneously transporting pets and provisions. Max Pet Carrier Systems is a versatile supply backpack with detachable pet carrier system having a wearable pack with shoulder straps and an attachable pet carrier with a removable tote strap. By enclosing a pet within a carrier and attaching the carrier to a pack, a user is able to quickly and efficiently pack and transport the pet and any necessary supplies. Such a convenient transport system is especially useful in emergency evacuation situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Nandinie Harry, Vishal Bhagwandin, Alexander Bhagwandin
  • Publication number: 20150122855
    Abstract: A holster system including an elongated backer plate having a plurality of slots, a hinge that pivotally connects a first end of the backer plate to a first end of the cover plate, a resilient lock that releasably connects a second end of the backer plate to the second of the cover plate, an adjustable spacer located between the backer plate and cover plate, the cover plate, the hinge and resilient lock is adapted to accept a range of different sizes of belts worn by a human user and wherein the adjustable spacer may be inserted into any of the plurality of slots to accommodate the different sizes of belts and a police or military holster rotatably attached to the backing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Siu Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 8899458
    Abstract: A holder for carrying cell phones and other small items is arranged to attach to a belt or other strap, or to a belt loop. The holder is of simple construction, including an elongated backing member and a cover that is attached to the bottom region of the backing member to form a pocket or holster that is open at the top. The backing member is divided near its upper end by a fold to form a first flap and a generally rectangular opening through the backing member, sized and shaped to accommodate a belt loop, is placed adjacent to and below the fold. A second flap is attached to the backing member at a location adjacent to and below the opening and is arranged to fold upwardly to cover the opening and to form a channel for a belt or other strap. The second flap is secured in that position by folding down the first flap and securing it to the second flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Troy A. Heien, Robert Skophammer
  • Patent number: 8474613
    Abstract: A carrier has a variable-length compartment for receiving a device of variable length, such as a lens with a hood that may be alternated between a reversed and an extended or operative position. The carrier has an expansion gusset region that allows expansion of the carrier along one dimension when the device is elongated, whereby the carrier is able to securely accommodate the elongated device within the compartment, and contraction of the carrier when the device is less elongated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Publication number: 20120091175
    Abstract: A holster adapted worn by an individual as a means of containing an item. An exemplary embodiment comprises a containing means with an inside and an outside surface where the containing means may be selectively connected to a covering means via a securing means. In preferred exemplary embodiments, the covering means covers substantially all or a portion of the outside surface of the containing means so that it protects the containing means from wear. The covering means may be reversible offering users the ability to have different holster surfaces in the same unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Kurt H. de Nijs
  • Patent number: 8146787
    Abstract: A carrying bag comprising a main compartment having a front panel, a back panel and two side panels; two side flaps attached to the back panel protruding laterally; and a carrying strap having a first end attached to the first side flap and a second end attached to the second side flap, wherein the first and second side flaps have a first configuration and a second configuration, wherein in the first configuration, the side flaps project upwards so that the carrying strap can function as a shoulder strap and in the second configuration, the side flaps can be folded and secured onto itself to project laterally and function as a waist strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: S.O. Tech Special Operations Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Publication number: 20120061431
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for holding articles. In one embodiment, the invention may comprise a pouch for holding articles wherein the pouch may be attached to a belt, strap, or other device which may be worn. The pouch and/or belt may also be aesthetically pleasing and fashionable for use by a child or adult. The present invention further provides for a sheet dispensing device which comprises a front surface, which has a dispensing opening therein, and a rear surface. The front surface and rear surface form a compartment to store one or more sheets and may form an opening into the compartment where the sheets to be dispensed may be inserted and removed. The dispensing device may also comprise a flap which may cover the opening to the compartment and/or the sheet dispensing opening. The invention also provides for a method for assembling a sheet dispensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Lauren Raines
  • Patent number: 8056715
    Abstract: Portable dispensers of nail strips, coils of roofing mails, roof staples, sheathing staples, welding rods, roofing nails, cartridge holders for diagonal nails which are put in a cartridge nail gun, framing nails, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: William M. Conklin
  • 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: 20080230578
    Abstract: A waist belt for a single-shoulder bag comprises a first waistband and a second waistband. The first waistband has a fixed end connected to a first connected portion between the single-shoulder bag and a shoulder strap. The second waistband has a fixed end connected to a second connected portion between the single-shoulder bag and the shoulder strap. The first waistband has a first coupling device on a detachable end. The second waistband has a second coupling device on a detachable end. The first coupling device and the second coupling device are detachably attachable to each other for binding the waist of the human body. The waist belt can effectively, uniformly distribute the weight of the carry bag over the human body for reducing the human body's load by transforming the single-point support into the multi-point support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Publication number: 20080223888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a belt assembly and to a container therefore. The belt assembly includes an inner belt, a supporting belt and at least one container. The inner belt is adapted to be installed around a wearer's waist. The supporting belt is adapted to be cohesively affixed to the inner belt. The container is adapted to be affixed to the supporting belt and cohesively affixed to the inner belt. The container is adapted to carry equipment in a receiving compartment, and includes a fixating structure for affixing the receiving compartment to the supporting belt and cohesively affixing to the inner belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Meunier
  • Publication number: 20080149678
    Abstract: A liftable tool box for a waist belt includes an upper cover and a bottom box. The liftable tool box worn on the waist belt using an elastic hook can be directly opened so that tools may be taken out of or inserted into the tool box. The bottom box may be opened to a horizontal state perpendicular to the upper cover so that the tools in the bottom box may be conveniently accessed. Thus, the tool box can be conveniently carried on the waist belt while the tools in the tool box can be arbitrarily accessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Yung-Hsu Huang
  • Publication number: 20080073400
    Abstract: A carrier for a portable electronic device is configured with a body deformable to be coupled to a support and having at least one pocket for removably receiving the electronic device. The body of the carrier is configured with at least two sheets coupled together along respective continuous peripheral edges so that the surfaces of the respective sheets opposing one another define the at least one pocket therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: BUILT NY, INC.
    Inventors: John R. Swartz, Aaron Lown
  • Patent number: 7267081
    Abstract: A housing (10) for a pet accessory, and an associated collar mounting system for mounting the housing (10) on a pet collar (12). The housing (10) includes a casing (14) for housing at least certain components of the pet accessory. Further, the housing (10) defines at least first and second selectively spaced channels (22, 24) for receiving the pet collar (12) and releasably securing the housing (10) on the pet collar (12). The housing (10) also includes at least one protrusion (26) disposed between the selectively spaced channels (22, 24) and which extends outwardly from the casing (14) for engagement with the pet collar (12) to inhibit movement of the housing (10) along the length of the collar (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Kurt J. Steinbacher
  • Patent number: 7222762
    Abstract: A mobile container includes a container, lid, and belt clip. The belt clip is adapted to be coupled to a belt worn by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron M. Rees, Terrance M. Petak, Donald A. Scott, David J. Jochem, Sarah Gilley, Patricia Ann Waynick
  • Patent number: 7011212
    Abstract: Tool kits that include an enclosure that may be made of fabric. In one version, the enclosure may include a multipurpose tool pocket; a bit pocket; an adapter strap; a utility pocket configured to include at least cable ties and wire; a front flap configured to overlap the multipurpose tool pocket and the bit pocket; and a top flap configured to overlap the front flap. A multipurpose tool having an adjustable wrench, pliers, a knife blade, a saw, a screwdriver, a file, a wire cutter and/or stripper, and a bit driver may be disposed within the multipurpose tool pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Beza, L.P.
    Inventor: Chip E. Thomson
  • Patent number: 6926182
    Abstract: A taser holster includes a carrier for detachably fastening on a user's body, a pouch panel overlappedly provided on the carrier and defining a storage compartment, having a top opening, between the carrier and the pouch panel for receiving a taser, and a shielding flap, having a predetermined size and shape, overlappedly extended from the carrier for selectively folding from a closed position to an opened position. In the closed position, the shielding flap is folded to enclose the top opening of the storage compartment so as to cover a butt of the taser for protection purpose. In the opened position, the shielding flap is held by the carrier, which allows the taser withdrawing from the storage compartment efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Patent number: 6899257
    Abstract: A utility belt assembly for use with electronic devices such as electronic game devices, cellular telephones, and digital cameras has one principal pouch or container, and may have several smaller ones for cellular telephones, and other electronic related devices. The principal container has a large pocket into which a game electronic device or other device may be stored while not in use. A folding unit extends out from the principle container and has a plurality of storage pouches or pockets into which may be placed, for example memory devices, game cartridges, and batteries. The folding unit is attached to the bottom of the principal pouch and will fold back upon itself and the front of the principal pouch. A cover attached to the top back of the principal pouch, when closed, encloses the principal pouch and the folding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventor: Tony Jones
  • Patent number: 6729518
    Abstract: This invention relates to a portable case adapted for holding hand held devices such as phones, cameras, camcorders, radios and other products as well as non-electronic devices such as flashlights. The case is supported by a selectively bendable stand which may be altered in any variety of positions to provide a support for the case and associated electronic equipment. The case may also include an elastic cord element to removably interconnect the electronic device on an exterior surface of the case during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Intelligent Designs 2000 Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Badillo, Sandra Martinez, Richard N. Case
  • Patent number: 6715703
    Abstract: A spreader assembly is adapted to be mounted on a vehicle having a tailgate and a bumper. The spreader includes a hopper having an upper section and a bottom section, the bottom section having a lower material discharge chamber terminating in a lower discharge opening; a broadcast spreader positioned beneath said discharge opening; and a spill plate to at least partially regulate the flow of particulate material through the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: The Louis Berkman Company
    Inventors: James A. Kost, Josh Vyrostek
  • Patent number: 6691906
    Abstract: A taser holster includes a carrier for detachably fastening on a user's body, a pouch panel overlappedly provided on the carrier and defining a storage compartment, having a top opening, between the carrier and the pouch panel for receiving a taser, and a shielding flap, having a predetermined size and shape, overlappedly extended from the carrier for selectively folding from a closed position to an opened position. In the closed position, the shielding flap is folded to enclose the top opening of the storage compartment so as to cover a butt of the taser for protection purpose. In the opened position, the shielding flap is held by the carrier, which allows the taser withdrawing from the storage compartment efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Publication number: 20040020959
    Abstract: A holder for articles comprising a pouch, a loop coupled to the pouch, and a fastener for coupling the loop to the pouch. Both the pouch and the loop can be made from flexible material. The pouch can have a back section and a front section and wherein this pouch can further comprise a backing element coupled to the back section of the pouch. The holder can also include body section disposed between the pouch the loop. The holder can also optionally include a backing element substantially enclosed in the body section of the holder. The backing element can be formed from a stiff material and can provide a stiff backing for the pouch. There can also be an optional additional fastener coupled to the body section on a side opposite the pouch. Another optional feature is a longitudinal fastener coupled to a front end of the body section. This longitudinal fastener can be used to allow a wire or a tube to be fastened to the body section of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventor: Christopher Sellars
  • Patent number: 6679404
    Abstract: A tool-toting device for connection to a belt to be worn about the waist of a tradesman for the purpose of carrying a tool of a type having an elongated handle and angled or transverse head portion includes a support backing associatable as part of the belt; and a tool support spring clip having a first generally horizontally disposed side-spring clip portion having a first and second end and connected to the support backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Mark R. Brandt
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030183313
    Abstract: A secure travel wallet having a flat rectangular base panel with a pocket. Attached to the top edge are two belt loops. The pocket has mating pieces of hook and loop fabric located on corresponding surfaces of the pocket and base panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventor: Clifford N. Rushlow
  • Patent number: 6604659
    Abstract: A finishing tool holder includes a plurality of pocket assemblies each having a front wall, a pair of side walls, a rear wall and a bottom wall. The pocket assemblies have a holding space that is adapted for holding a finishing knife. One of the pluralities of pocket assemblies is adapted for removably coupling to the belt of the user. The pocket assemblies are coupled to an adjacent one of the pocket assemblies. A plurality of compartments are provided. Each of the compartments has a storage space adapted for storing one of the finishing knives. Each of the a compartments is coupled to an adjacent one of the compartments. One of the compartments is coupled to one of the pocket assemblies such that the compartments are adapted for being removably coupled to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventor: Matthew L. Graves
  • Publication number: 20030141328
    Abstract: A thigh rig includes a carrier and a quick-attach arrangement. The carrier includes a pad body, having a front side and a rear side, for detachably attaching on a user's body and a pouch panel overlappedly provided on the front side of the pad body to define a storage compartment, for receiving a pistol-like weapon therein, between the pad body and the pouch panel. The storage compartment has a top opening having a holding portion formed by a top edge of the pouch panel. The quick-attach arrangement includes a pair of reinforcing elements spacedly provided at the top opening of the storage compartment for selectively adjusting a width of the holding portion of the top opening, so as to securely hold a wrist of the weapon in the storage compartment in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Patent number: 6578745
    Abstract: An attachment device for attaching an implement, such as a knife, pager, telephone or the like onto a belt or other garment. The device includes a clip assembly for attachment to the belt, and includes a slot having an end portion circular in shape with a radius larger than the width of the slot. A pin fits into the slot only when at least one flat surface on the neck portion of the pin is parallel to one edge of the slot. The pin is allowed to rotate via the circular shape and the pin having a stem diameter corresponding the circular shape. This provides a locking mechanism where the narrower width of the slot prevents the pin from exiting the slot unless the instrument is turned a specific angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Taylor Cutlery, LLC
    Inventors: Stewart Taylor, Robert Pierman
  • Patent number: 6575343
    Abstract: An improved holster and mounting bracket assembly made adaptable for use by law enforcement personnel as well as other professionals whom are required to wear for sustained periods of time a handgun, particularly those of the full size service type. The holster generally comprises a handgun pouch having front and back walls substantially symmetrical and parallel to one another, with the walls being held together by a barrel pad and a trigger guard support, a pair of extending straps each being fitted with a snap fastening button to secure the handgun within the handgun pouch, and a push/pull loop integrally made part of the handgun pouch to permit adjustment of the holster without resorting to increased handling of components comprising the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Lee Mossman
  • Patent number: 6557738
    Abstract: The present invention is a new and improved paint can carrier adapted for attachment to he person of a painter to maintain a paint can in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Robert L Meintzer
  • Publication number: 20020175197
    Abstract: A pet waste disposal bag dispenser comprises a compartment for holding a box of bags. The compartment can be secured to a pet collar or a belt by securing a flap on the compartment around the collar or belt. The compartment includes an opening providing access to the box of bags which itself includes an opening to the bags within the box. The opening can be covered by means of a second flap extending from the first flap. The flap arrangement allows access to the bags while still retaining the compartment on the collar or belt. Release of both flaps allows removal of the entire device from the collar or belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventor: Chris Cummins
  • Patent number: 6481528
    Abstract: A dual belt system having a load-bearing or “utility” belt as well as a climbing harness waist band. An inner belt is a waistband for a climbing harness, the other outer belt being any typical load bearing belt, such as a military gear belt. The inner harness waistband and the load bearing belt are connected together by a series of releasable loops upon the waistband that may be opened to allow the load bearing belt to be separated from the harness. The loops may be closed and secured, as by fasteners, around a load bearing belt to temporarily connect together the harness waistband and the load bearing belt, so that they functional as an integral unit. Also provided are leg loops, permanently attached to the waistband of the harness, with which a true pelvis-girdling climbing harness may be assembled. The leg loops are stowed in a special pouch on the waistband until such time as they are deployed for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Ishmael L. Antonio
  • Patent number: 6478205
    Abstract: A portable telephone set holder is comprised of a portable telephone set housing, a holding section extending from the housing, and a suspending section provided on a rear surface of the housing. The housing has an insertion port, into which a portable telephone set is inserted to be housed. The holding section extends from the insertion port and is provided at a location adjacent to the insertion port, which housing is folded toward a front surface of the housing, and engaged with the housing in a disengageable manner. The suspending section forms a supporter insertion block on the rear surface of the housing in a disengageable manner. A supporter such as a belt is inserted into the supporter insertion block, to thereby suspend the portable telephone set holder. The opening surface of the insertion port of the housing is inclined in one orientation. Further, the supporter insertion block is inclined in the same orientation as the inclined orientation of the opening surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Kouichiro Fujihashi
  • Publication number: 20020084299
    Abstract: A tool-carrying assembly to be secured by a waist-encircking belt, and, additionally, by straps encircling the legs of a workman using the belt assembly. The assembly is thus stabilized, and enhanced weight distribution is achieved. Elements of the belt assembly include a waist-encircling band supporting a pair of laterally spaced, depending panels each carrying tool-accepting pockets. The pockets preferably carry visual markings and coding as well as other indicia identifying clearly the specific tools to be “housed” or carried in and to be returned to each pocket after use. Inventory control of the tools is thereby significantly enhanced. Pivotal flaps depending from the band-carried panels serve to cover the tools when not in use, and to prevent the tools from scratching or otherwise marring any article, or fixture, or “workpiece” requiring the workman's attention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph A. Sorensen, Charles Poremba, Rick De Francesco
  • Patent number: 6412674
    Abstract: An adjustable pocket comprising a pocket chamber and a strap assembly comprising a strap member, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The pocket chamber is adapted to contain equipment such as portable communications devices. The pocket chamber is defined by a front wall, a rear wall having at least one hole formed therein, a bottom wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall. The strap member has first and second ends. The first fastener fastens the strap member first end to the front wall. The second fastener fastens the strap member second end to the rear wall. The strap member extends through the hole in the rear wall such that the second fastener fastens the strap member second end to an outer surface of the rear wall. The second fastener is preferably a hook and loop fastener that allows infinite fine adjustment of the form factor defined by the adjustable pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Conterra, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Lipke
  • Patent number: 6405912
    Abstract: A protective case to be worn by an individual for carrying a medical device that may be required in case of allergic or asthmatic reactions or diabetic reactions. The case includes a rigid receptacle to protect the medical device. The case can be worn on a person's belt or it may be permanently fixed to a belt or a band that can be worn around the waist, an arm or a leg. For a standard syringe, the receptacle comprises an elongated, rigid cylindrical tube which fits closely about the syringe. The receptacle further includes an open end that is covered by a cap that can be readily removed to provide easy access to the syringe inside the tube and which protects the syringe from contamination. The case is unobtrusive in appearance and does not hamper the individual's movements thus allowance it to be worn at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Zoni Inc.
    Inventor: Martha Giannou
  • Patent number: 6364187
    Abstract: A holster for retaining small objects, such as portable cellular phones and portable two-way radios. The holster includes a body, a belt attachment loop and a retaining strap. The retaining strap optionally includes a pair of elastic cords to which is attached a forward attachment tab. The attachment tab is removably attached to the forward side of the body by, for example, use of hook and loop fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventors: Kimberly M Castellano, Douglas W. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20020020727
    Abstract: A reinforced article holder which is suitable for containing auto-injector syringes, medications, first aid items or the like. In a preferred embodiment the reinforced article holder is characterized by a typically nylon holder body having a backing layer, an enclosure layer typically sewn to the backing layer and a holder interior defined between the layers. An elongated, tubular container for containing the syringe, medication or other article is removably inserted in the holder interior. An L-shaped reinforcing member, interposed between the backing layer and a cover layer which is sewn to the backing layer in the holder interior, maintains the holder body in a substantially rigid conformation and facilitates insertion of the container in the holder interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventor: Charles E. Huggins
  • Patent number: 6345752
    Abstract: A holder for securely holding pens, pencils and other writing instruments, attaches to a belt or waistband horizontally. The holder comprises a front part and a back part attached to each other to form a pocket. The back part includes a flap which can be secured to the front part to close or cover the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Inventor: Leonard T. Chapman
  • Patent number: 6308876
    Abstract: A tubular receptacle for storing, transporting and carrying a variety of turkey game calls including the box call, push button yelper and the slate/glass call, either independently or in combination. The tube is made of sturdy plastic or other rigid material and has a permanent bottom end and slip on end cap to provide a means of closure. The tube is lined with a cushioned material which holds the game call in place, preventing movement of the game call while inserted inside the tube. The rigidity of the tube helps to prevent damage to the game call from external blows such as being dropped or being sat on. The material used for the tube and end cap is waterproof and protects the game call from the effects of inclimate weather. When inserted in the tube, a game call is protected while in storage in a closet or gun chest, during transportation to and from hunts and during use in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: Glendon Scott Havens