Article Held In Ring Or Tube Patents (Class 224/251)
  • Patent number: 10894197
    Abstract: A yoga bag is disclosed. An example embodiment includes a yoga bag comprising: a fabric-covered rigid housing having a top panel and a bottom panel connected by two front panels and two rear panels, the combination of the top and bottom panels with the front and rear panels forming a generally rectangular housing with a hollow interior region; a yoga mat holder element attached to the top panel, the yoga mat holder element including at least one attachable strap to retain a rolled-up yoga mat; an accessory receptacle configured as a pocket, a loop, a hole, or an attachment mechanism to retain any of a variety of yoga accessories; and a towel storage area configured as an open area or void in the hollow interior region and positioned in the middle of the housing between the two front panels and the two rear panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Searcy
  • Patent number: 10688371
    Abstract: A yoga bag is disclosed. An example embodiment includes a yoga bag comprising: a fabric-covered rigid housing having a top panel and a bottom panel connected by two front panels and two rear panels, the combination of the top and bottom panels with the front and rear panels forming a generally rectangular housing with a hollow interior region; a yoga mat holder attached to the top panel, the yoga mat holder including at least one C-shaped element to conform to a round shape of a rolled-up yoga mat; an accessory receptacle configured as a pocket, a loop, a hole, or an attachment mechanism to retain any of a variety of yoga accessories; and a towel storage area configured as an open area or void in the hollow interior region and positioned in the middle of the housing between the two front panels and the two rear panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Searcy
  • Patent number: 9468827
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in an American football type game includes an elongate structure defining a generally tubular body having a length extending between two opposing ends, a width, and a handgrip portion located between the ends. The width of the tubular body is generally uniform along the entire length of the body. An attachment mechanism removably receives the elongate structure at an attachment point and limits movement of substantially the entire elongate structure to that of the attachment mechanism at the attachment point. The attachment mechanism is configured to release the elongate structure therefrom when a force that overcomes an attachment force provided by the attachment mechanism is applied to the handgrip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Depingo, LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy J. Ling
  • Patent number: 9380856
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable article carrier for carrying and securing portable articles such as mobile phones, cameras, radios, tools, and water bottles; where the device can be secured to a belt, strap, or harness that is optionally worn by a wearer. The portable article carrier can be assembled from a folded flexible strap member and a loop member. The loop member can be flexible, non-flexible, or elastic. The portable article carrier can be configured to present a seamless surface to the portable article in order to minimize surface damage or wear to the portable article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SIMPLE BE LLC
    Inventor: Brett Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9316847
    Abstract: The eyewear storage assembly includes a clip. The clip has an exterior edge extending between a top side and a bottom side of the clip. The clip may be coupled to an article of head gear. A tab is coupled to the clip. The eyewear is positioned between the tab and the article of headgear. The eyewear is retained on the article of headgear for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Rebecca A. Kells
  • Patent number: 9107738
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods to facilitate installation of a lumbar belt. The methods involve looping a belt around a person's abdomen. The belt provides a pocket on each end of the belt to allow the user easier application and tightening of the belt. In the preferred embodiment, each pocket is divided into two sections—thumb pocket and finger pocket. The user places one hand located within its corresponding pocket around the abdomen positioning the belt. The user then places the other hand located in its corresponding pocket over to meet the hand on the abdomen. The belt then is secured and remains in position around the abdomen. A cover panel also may be provided as a part of the belt to allow convenient access to a person's lumbar area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Bryan E. Kilbey
  • Patent number: 9027806
    Abstract: A beverage and pill carrier device attaches to a garment for hands free carrying of a beverage and discretely held medications. The device includes a container for holding a bottle. A hook is coupled to and extends from the container. The hook is attachable to a loop of a garment. A support wall is coupled to a perimeter wall of the container and extends through an interior space of the container. The support wall supports the bottle in spaced relationship to a base wall of the container. A pocket wall has a peripheral edge coupled to a perimeter edge of the base wall such that the pocket wall forms a pocket with the base wall. An opening extends into the pocket for insertion of pills into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Donald J. Gioggia
  • Patent number: 9010591
    Abstract: A device for carrying bottles includes a holding ring (2), in whose interior a container, in particular a bottle or a can (beverage can), can be accommodated. An annular loop (3) is assigned to the holding ring (2). The lower loop-like area (4) can be rubberized on the inside and can hold the container from below. The upper loop-like area (5) of the annular loop (3) is used to carry the device (1) together with the container in the hand or placed over a shoulder of a user. The annular loop (3) is firmly connected in an area (7) to the holding ring (2); conversely, another area (8) of the annular loop (3) opposite to the fastened area (7) can be moved relative to the holding ring (2) (arrow 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Bernhard Paulitsch
  • Patent number: 8998054
    Abstract: A holder for a set of tongs is provided that includes a back anchoring portion with a tab joined to an intermediary bridge portion which is in turn joined to a forward tubular tong-receiving portion. A bend at the bridge portion positions the back anchoring portion to the back of the forward tong-receiving portion. The tab and bridge portion are adapted to be engaged over the top edge of an apron, apron tie, or similar support at a user's waist. The forward tong-receiving portion is formed into a generally open tubular-shape to receive a set of tongs. Preferably the holder is formed of a unitary continuous, thin blank. The support of the bridge and back anchor portion including a projecting tab allows the tongs to be inserted quickly and removed efficiently from the forward tubular tong-receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Melvin J Quinones
  • Patent number: 8991409
    Abstract: An umbrella case comprising a pouch having a bottom end and a top end, such that a collapsed umbrella can be inserted into the pouch through an aperture in the top end, an enclosure member configured to selectively close the aperture of the top end, and one or more connecting members configured to be selectively coupled with components of a stroller or other device. The pouch can have corresponding fasteners that can be selectively coupled with one another to adjust the length of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Irene Guimaraens, Florencia Kaufmann
  • Publication number: 20140315661
    Abstract: A tee holder article of manufacture for holding golf tees provides one or more loops of material, each loop sized to hold a golf tee, mounted to a backing. The tee holder is attached to an item of apparel, such as a hat or visor, at an attachment portion of the backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: James Logan Brown, Bradley Ryan Roofner
  • Patent number: 8807505
    Abstract: An accessory holder system and related method are disclosed. The invention features an accessory holder system for holding accessory items comprising at least one base plate comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, and a sidewall portion, a rubber band secured to the at least one base plate adapted to removably hold at least one accessory item inserted between the base plate and the rubber band, and attaching means for attaching the base plate to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Martin W. Lotz, III
  • Patent number: 8739570
    Abstract: A device or holder for holding a pair of eyeglasses that may be incorporated into a necklace assembly is provided. The holder or device may be connected to a necklace having a first and a second end by a linker, one linker attached to the holder and adapted to attach to a first end of a necklace and one linker attached to the holder and adapted to attach to a second end of a necklace. The first and second end of the necklace may have terminal loops. The necklace assembly may be worn about the neck having a device or holder for holding a temple piece of eyeglasses assembly connected between ends of the necklace. The device or holder for holding a temple piece of eyeglasses includes an eyeglass-holder tube and optionally a first and a second linker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Karen Prestwidge
  • Patent number: 8646768
    Abstract: A holder adapted to be attached to a tether to help retrieve a dropped tool or prevent a dropped tool from being lost or forgotten during use where the holder has a hollow member with an open end and a closed end and is adapted to frictionally hold a non-working end of a tool in the hollow member. The closed end of the hollow member has a centrally located opening within which is located a cylindrical member which is connected at one end to a shoulder connector and is coupled, either directly or indirectly, to an attachment means at its other end. The cylindrical member can be either fixed or rotatably coupled to the opening in the hollow member and the attachment means is configured to be attached to an end of a tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Python Safety, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Kish, William Mathews
  • Publication number: 20140034691
    Abstract: A holder for speedloader tubes includes a plate that can be secured to a portion of a user's body; a plurality of upwardly opening pockets on the plate; and a plurality of clips on the plate. Each one of the clips is located above and is associated with a respective one of the pockets. The lower end of the tube is received in the pocket and an upper portion of the tube is retained in the associated clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Safariland, LLC
    Inventors: Bobby McGee, Anthony Lefeber
  • Patent number: 8622264
    Abstract: One design embodiment of a holder for a container comprising: one or more bands each capable of retaining a container inside the band(s), with straps attached to and extending away from the exterior of the band(s); with fasteners on the ends of each strap such that container within the band or bands are held in a stable position relative to a harness to be worn by a user. The design embodiment allows easy attachment, use and deployment of containers in a variety of environmental conditions and situational uses, including but not limited to the carrying of gas supplies for underwater divers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: William Messner
  • Patent number: 8573457
    Abstract: A device for storing golfing accessories includes a semi-rigid, planar housing having a passageway formed therein for suspending the housing from a golfer's belt. Cleaning cloths, golf tee holders, a pencil holder, a timepiece, a divot-repair tool and a stroke counter are positioned on the front surface of the housing. The top end of the housing is adapted to slidably receive a scorecard while the lower end includes a golf ball storage receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Samuel F. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20130284776
    Abstract: The small game carriage includes an elongated tube having an inner diameter at least the size of the head of small game to be carried. An elongated slot, running parallel to the longitude of the tube, is formed through the wall of the tube. The width of the slot is wide enough to accommodate the neck of small game to be carried, but is too small for the head of the taken game to pass radially through the slot. The slot has a terminus near the end of the tube to stop small game from sliding out the bottom of the small game carrier and prevent spreading of the slot near the bottom of the tube. A reinforcing ring may be used near the top of the tube to reduce spreading of the slot near the top of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Alford Lynn Dunson
  • Publication number: 20130276212
    Abstract: A holder for securing eyeglasses, sunglasses or other personal items that may be securely incorporated into an article of clothing or accessory at the time of manufacture. The holder includes a base member that can be inserted into or attached to the article of clothing or accessory. A hanger is connected to the base member and includes a loop connected to a support base. One or more openings can be provided on the base member. The support base and base member can be integrally formed. The support base can be formed from part of the article of clothing or accessory. The holder allows a wearer to insert a piece of a pair of eyeglasses, or a part of another personal item, through the loop and allows the item to assume a secure and relatively flat position. The holder may also include an RFID tag and/or a covered loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: JANICE LEE-HOLOWKA, Patricia Lee, Marc Lester
  • Patent number: 8534375
    Abstract: An electric power tool includes a body part for outputting a rotational force at one end thereof, a grip part provided to extend from the body part in an intersecting relationship with the body part, and a suspension link provided at the other end of the body part for hanging the body part. The suspension link is configured to ensure that, if the body part is suspended from the suspension link using the suspension link as a pivot point, the electric power tool is kept by a weight balance in a horizontal posture in which the extension direction of the grip part is substantially orthogonal to the vertical direction or an inclined horizontal posture in which the joint portion of the body part and the grip part is positioned at the upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Masamichi Nakamura, Hidekazu Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8528245
    Abstract: A shotgun mountable shell holder is provided for holding a single shotgun shell therein. The shell holder includes a rigid body having an external mounting surface provided with a track slidably mounted and frictionally retained on a rail arrangement having at least one rail attached externally of a shotgun. The rigid body also includes an internal shell receiving and engaging structure sized and shaped to slidably receive and frictionally retain the single shotgun shell therein. The track and the rail have mating dovetail-shaped cross sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Technology International USA, LLC
    Inventor: John R. Chvala
  • Patent number: 8499990
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stabilized belt mounted fish landing net holster for anglers. The holster includes a belt-mounted base to which a cylindrical sleeve, which holds the handle of a landing net, is mounted in a vertical plane when the holster is worn on the belt of an angler or mounted to other gear such as back packs. The holster keeps the landing net secure, out of the way while fishing or walking and is easily withdrawn for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Wayne Tracy Smith
  • Patent number: 8485402
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for holding an archery bow in a ready, near shooting position. A harness is worn around a hunter's chest. A sling also attaches to the hunter for holding a lower cam/pulley or lower limb of a compound archery bow. A bow string holder is carried by the harness. The bow string holder attaches to a string portion of the compound archery bow and allows the archery bow to hang therefrom to maintain tension on the bow string holder. The tension prevents the bow string holder from releasing the string until the tension is released upon the hunter's lifting of the archery bow from the sling for shooting an arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Kurt Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 8485405
    Abstract: A device for carrying an ammunition magazine has a band which encircles a conventional magazine and which has two downwardly extending plastic tabs. The two plastic tabs are spaced sidewardly to define an downwardly opening, downwardly extending gap, which permits the tabs to be received within openings in two adjacent loops presented by a standard MOLLE webbing on a Pouch Attachment Ladder System or PALS grid on a vest or other clothing item. The tabs are shaped to slide behind standard MOLLE webbing and engage the webbing to hold the magazine securely until the user grabs the magazine and pulls it away from the MOLLE webbing. The tabs are biased towards the magazine, and have a lower protrusion which engages beneath a belt, allowing the same device to be attached to a belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: LineWeight LLC
    Inventor: Caleb Clark Crye
  • Patent number: 8444030
    Abstract: An outer case has a lower portion with front, rear and side faces. The side faces couple the front and rear faces. The lower portion terminates in an open lower end and an upper end. The outer case has an upper portion terminating in a closed upper end. The outer case has a lower end. An inner case has front, rear, and side faces. The side faces couple the front and rear faces. The upper portion terminates in an open upper end and a lower end. The inner case has a lower portion terminating in a closed lower end and an upper end. A pair of parallel slots is formed in the rear face of the inner case. The slots are at a central elevational extent of the rear face of the inner case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Hanley
  • Publication number: 20130098957
    Abstract: A holder for securing eyeglasses, sunglasses or other personal items that may be securely incorporated into an article of clothing or accessory at the time of manufacture. The holder includes a base member that can be inserted into or attached to the article of clothing or accessory. A hanger is connected to the base member and includes a loop connected to a support base. One or more openings can be provided on the base member. The support base and base member can be integrally formed. The support base can be formed from part of the article of clothing or accessory. The holder allows a wearer to insert a piece of a pair of eyeglasses, or a part of another personal item, through the loop and allows the item to assume a secure and relatively flat position. The holder may also include an RFID tag and/or a covered loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Janice LEE-HOLOWKA, Patricia Lee, Marc Lester
  • Patent number: 8418899
    Abstract: A fishing pole holder harness including an adjustable waist strap, adjustable shoulder straps, an adjustable front chest strap and first rear strap attached to the shoulder straps. The waist and shoulder straps and the front and first rear straps are formed of high-strength 2-inch and 1-inch webbing, respectively. Each of the waist and front chest straps has a centrally disposed buckle. Attachment means for fishing accessories include grommets disposed on the waist strap; a second attachment body, which is a buckle female portion, disposed on each of the shoulder straps above the front chest strap; and a D-ring attached to a securement strap having an opposite buckle male portion removably attached to a lower end of each second attachment body. At least one hollow cylindrical holder tube is attached to the shoulder straps rearward side. A tackle box is alternately removably attached to the second attachment body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy M. Stamps
  • Publication number: 20130026200
    Abstract: A hammer support system including a hammer support device is described. The hammer support device can include an upper support arm forming a first opening sized to enable a handle of a hammer to be inserted into the first opening yet prevent a head of a hammer from passing through the first opening; and a lower support arm disposed downwardly at a distance from the upper support arm, the lower support arm forming a second opening sized to receive a handle of a hammer. An accessory unit can be (i) coupled to the upper support arm and the lower support arm, and (ii) extend from the upper support arm to the lower support arm. The accessory unit can also include at least one pocket and/or storage sleeve for storing a hammer accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: LF CENTENNIAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8321997
    Abstract: A holder for securing eyeglasses, sunglasses or other personal items that may be securely incorporated into an article of clothing at the time the article is manufactured. The holder includes a base member that can be inserted into an article of clothing. The base member can be securely attached to an interconnecting cord. The cord may have one end threaded through the article of clothing and securely affixed to the base member and the other end securely affixed to the external part of the holder. The external part of the holder can include a hanger with a support base and a loop. The holder allows a wearer to insert a temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses, or a hook attached to another personal item, through the loop and allows the item to assume a secure and relatively flat position against the wearer's body. The holder may also in include an RFID tag. The holder may also include a covered loop. The covering may be either internal or external. The covering may include a design, logo or monogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Janice Lee-Holowka, Patricia Lee, Marc Lester
  • Patent number: 8272545
    Abstract: A bottle carrier has a resilient ring dimensioned to encircle a neck of the bottle in an installed condition. A brim is unitarily formed with and depends from the resilient ring and is dimensioned to fall in facing or contacting relation to a shoulder of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence D. Saffran
  • Patent number: 8256196
    Abstract: An equine tongue tie has a small elastic tongue loop 14 and a large elastic jaw loop 12. The two loops 12, 14 are stitched or otherwise joined at a location 18 across the width of the loops. The two loops 12, 14 can be made from a single strap 2 of elastomeric material wherein the ends are preferably folded over prior to stitching or otherwise affixing so as to form four layers of the elastomeric material at the location 18 wherein the tongue loop 14 and jaw loop 12 are joined. Alternatively, each loop can be made from a separate strap, each tongue loop 14 and jaw loop 12 having its ends overlapped and sewn together to form a separate loop and these two separate loops 12, 14 being sewn together where the sewn ends overlap creating four layers of material at the location 18 where the loops are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: David Lawrence Burns
  • Patent number: 8235262
    Abstract: A holder for securing a writing implement to a worn article is described. The holder includes a magnet fixed with the worn article and a magnetically-attractive base having a lower surface, an upper surface, and a peripheral edge. The upper surface includes two slots therein. The holder also includes a clamp portion having two ends adapted to engage the two slots of the upper surface of the base, and an elastomeric band securing the clamp portion to the slots of the upper surface of the base that retains the writing implement. The writing implement may be inserted between the clamp piece and the base, thereby pushing the ends of the clamp portion away from, but not completely out of, the slots of the upper surface of the base. The base, writing implement, clamp portion, and elastic band are magnetically attachable to the worn article with the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Corbin Sakdol
  • Publication number: 20120111907
    Abstract: The small game carrier includes an elongated tube having an inner diameter at least the size of the head of small game to be carried. An elongated slot, running parallel to the longitude of the tube, is formed through the wall of the tube. The width of the slot is wide enough to accommodate the neck of small game to be carried, but is too small for the head of the taken game to pass radially through the slot. The slot has a terminus near the end of the tube to stop small game from sliding out the bottom of the small game carrier and prevent spreading of the slot near the bottom of the tube. A reinforcing ring may be used near the top of the tube to reduce spreading of the slot near the top of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Alford Lynn Dunson
  • Publication number: 20120074185
    Abstract: A hose and cord buddy to be worn on a belt of a person includes a tubular member. The tubular member receives a hose/cord of a tool thereto. A fastener temporarily retains in a pivotal manner the tubular member to the belt. A mechanism on the tubular member is for securing the hose/cord in place while the person operates the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: KEVIN D. HOFFER
  • Patent number: 8136693
    Abstract: A closure for a beverage container that has a cap for overlapping a mouth of the beverage container. An arcuate member attached to the cap having a pair of extremity portions separated from one another and a springing member is connected to the arcuate member proximate to one of the extremity portions that is angularly pivotally moveable in response to a manually applied force, between a first position at which the springing member closes and completes a continuous periphery of the arcuate member and a second position at which the arcuate member periphery is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Penguin Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryce Thatcher
  • Publication number: 20120024915
    Abstract: A ball carrier having a hollow tubular support member for holding a plurality of balls stacked axially therein and a ball release tab configured to release one ball at a time from an open end of the hollow tubular support member. The ball release tab may have a first stopper portion, a second stopper portion, and a manipulation portion. The ball release tab may be biased in a first position in which the first stopper portion impedes exit of the balls and may be actuated via the manipulation portion to a second position in which the first portion is rotated away from the balls and the second stopper portion impedes exit of the balls. When the ball release tab moves from the second position to the first position, the second stopper portion rotates away from the balls, allowing the ball resting on the second stopper portion to drop out of the ball carrier, while the first stopper portion rotates back toward the balls, impeding the next ball from dropping out of the ball carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Young, Gordon Arthur Young, Richard Bloomer
  • Publication number: 20110284601
    Abstract: A cover for a medical inhaler, including a substantially tubular portion formed of flexible insulating material and including first and second openings at respective ends of the tubular portion, wherein the tubular portion is sized and shaped to receive a medical inhaler inserted through either the first or second openings of the tubular portion. A method for manufacturing a cover for a medical inhaler is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: RADFORD INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventor: Marina Jane Pullin
  • Publication number: 20110215013
    Abstract: A lightweight carrier for golf clubs may comprise a hollow tubular support member, a handle attached to the hollow tubular support member for carrying the carrier and further configured for holding a green repair tool and a ball mark, a club holder upper base attached to the handle and configured for holding golf clubs and tees, and a club holder lower base attached to the tubular support member and configured for holding grips of the golf clubs. The lightweight carrier may further comprise pins extending from the club holder lower base to be pushed into the ground and a pin cover pivotally attached to the club holder lower base and configured to cover the pins when they are not pressed into the ground. The hollow tubular support member may removably store golf balls therein to be released via a manipulation tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Young, Gordon Arthur Young
  • Patent number: 7979963
    Abstract: A holder for securing eyeglasses, sunglasses or other personal items that may be securely incorporated into an article of clothing at the time the article is manufactured. The holder includes a base member that can be inserted into an article of clothing. The base member can be securely attached to/by a fastening device. The fastening device may have one end threaded through the article of clothing and securely affixed to the base member and the other end securely affixed to the external part of the holder. The external part of the holder can include a hanger with a support base and a loop. The holder allows a wearer to insert a temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses, or a hook attached to another personal item, through the loop and allows the item to assume a secure and relatively flat position against the wearer's body. The holder may also in include an RFID tag. The holder may also include a covered loop. The covering may be either internal or external. The covering may include a design, logo or monogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventors: Janice Lee-Holowka, Patricia Lee, Marc Lester
  • Patent number: 7913840
    Abstract: A ball carrier for transporting a plurality of balls. The ball carrier includes a sleeve having a diameter adapted to receive a golf ball. The ball carrier has a first open end and second frusticonical shaped end adapted to support one or more golf balls in the sleeve. A slotted opening is disposed in the second frusticonical shaped end and is adapted to secure various balls disposed within the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Benjamin John Kealy
  • Publication number: 20110049202
    Abstract: A holder for the shank of a tool comprising a cylinder having a series of shoulders and grooves in radial formation with the shoulders and grooves allowing for O-rings to penetrate to the interior and exterior of the cylinder to form a means whereby the shank of a tool can be inserted and the tool held in position. As an alternative embodiment the shoulders and grooves can be helical around the cylinder with rubber latex tubing in the grooves and penetrating to the interior and exterior of the cylinder to thereby hold a tool or implement. Also note that a tool can be inserted at either end of the cylinder; and that an oversize cylinder can be inserted over the cylinder and held by the exterior portion of the O-ring or latex tubing. A special embodiment of this invention is the formation of a grommet employing a tubular portion to form a ring into which is cut grooves forming shoulders and into which is inserted an O-ring to form a grommet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Charles F. Besche
  • Publication number: 20110000942
    Abstract: A handle grip for supporting and carrying one or more shopping bags has a tubular handle structure with a longitudinal slot for receiving shopping bag handles and two transverse slots, one near either end, for securing the bag handles and for attaching a shoulder strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: David A. Slockbower
  • Patent number: 7798380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic drinks bottle support. The inventive support (1) comprises an anchoring member (2) and a ring (3). The anchoring member (2) takes the form of a clamp that is intended to be fixed to a belt or hooked onto the edge of a pocket. The clamp (2) comprises two prongs, namely an outer prong (21) and an inner prong (22). The aforementioned ring (3) comprises an internal elastic lip (4) which projects out from the inner edge of the ring (3) in order to reduce the cross-section thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Philippe Chekroune
  • Patent number: 7748583
    Abstract: Apparatus 10 for an article holder 26 having opposing pliable arms forming means 32 for attaching the holder to an article of clothing or mounting to a structure using the fastener mounting aperture 36. Depending from the closed distal end of the pliable arms is a cantilevered ring serving as the article holder 26 having a divergent tongue 28 extending therefrom adjacent to the pliable arms with one of the arms having a protrusion forming a support element 42 for the tongue terminus. Once an article, such as a handheld blow dryer 12, is placed therein, the tongue 28 directs the nozzle of the blower away from the user 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: David Woltman
  • Publication number: 20100012694
    Abstract: A tactical device holster (TDH) system is described that is a complete carry and deployment solution allowing for split-second deployment of hand-held non-lethal/lethal deployable devices (HNLDD) by tactical personnel. The TDH system allows tactical personnel to deploy HNLDDs without having to disarm because deployment requires only a single hand, and the TDH system indexes the HNLDD in the proper position for deployment. The TDH system allows the HNLDD to go from secure carry to deployment in under one second while not impeding the deadly force option during deployment. The TDH system keeps the fuze lever of the HNLDD fixed in a pre-specified position. The HNLDD is not altered for use with the TDH system and allows quick insertion of the HNLDD. The TDH system supports numerous HNLDDs and tactical pyrotechnic and incendiary devices, and can be fixed to various tactical clothing, vests, holsters, equipment, and vehicle components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Derek Rush
  • Publication number: 20100001028
    Abstract: A fastener is connected to a waist belt. A collar is connected to a hose near its working end. The hose is clipped into the fastener. The collar locks the hose onto the belt to enable the worker to haul the hose around using his hips rather than his arms and back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Larry Titshaw
  • Publication number: 20090272775
    Abstract: An implement holder having a piece of fabric tubing having a near end and a far end; a piece of heat shrink tubing secured to the fabric tubing far end such that at least a portion of the heat shrink tubing extends beyond the fabric tubing far end; and a detachable connector secured to the fabric tubing near end, whereby an implement can be held by the implement holder by inserting an implement into the heat shrink tubing and securing the apparatus with the detachable connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Publication number: 20090140018
    Abstract: A device for supporting a mobile calorimeter on a measuring object, especially a monitor, includes a flexible tube-shaped carrying belt (G) which is at least partially filled with a granular loading material and which is provided with a fixing member (1) for its installation on the calorimeter (MD). The supporting device may further include a pocket (T) provided with measuring and operating apertures for receiving the mobile calorimeter (MD), and the carrying belt (G) may be fastened to the pocket (T). The carrying belt (G) may be formed substantially as a closed loop and may be provided with a Velcro fastener for its lengthwise adjustment. The supporting device permits easy and comfortable positioning of the measuring apparatus on a monitor and at the same time serves as a carrying belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: X-RITE EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Bernd Danhamer, Stefan Diethelm
  • Publication number: 20090114661
    Abstract: Disclosed is a holder including: a holder body within which a hollow portion for receiving and supporting an object is formed; and at least one protrusion protruding from an outer circumferential surface of the holder body and thereby preventing a hand holding the holder body from slipping upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Jung Min LIM
  • Patent number: 7510076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a case that can house an image pickup apparatus or the like and can be used as a cover of the image pickup apparatus for preventing the adhesion of water droplets to the image pickup apparatus during shooting. The case according to the present invention a first cover portion 20 and a second cover portion 21, and an outer periphery of the first cover portion has the same length as an outer periphery of the second cover portion. The first cover portion and the second cover portion change between a first state where the outer peripheries of the first cover portion and the second cover portion are joined to each other so as to provide a space inside and a second state where the outer peripheries of the first cover portion and the second cover portion are separated from each other with the outer peripheries being partially fixed to each other so that the outer peripheries as a whole assume a substantially T-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Yamada, Toshihiko Fujihara