Flaccid Attaching Means Looped Around Neck Or Crossing Shoulder Patents (Class 224/257)
  • Patent number: 10761568
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus is a display panel (with electronic display) made wearable by suspending it from an operator's neck (or shoulder) by a strap and including a prop to push the display panel away from the operator's stomach/chest and into his comfortable view without using of his hands. The bottom end of the prop makes contact with the operator using an interface designed to provide lateral tipping stability and sliding stability in all directions. The display distance from the operator's face may be adjusted by adjusting the strap length. The prop may include an adjustable extension to better position the display. The apparatus may include only electromagnetic communication for computer remote control, may receive television, may connection to multiple sources with a separate telecommunication housing, may include various accessory holders, may include display panel back side controls or may include computer equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Augustus Daley, III
  • Patent number: 10736403
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a back-mounted power tool system. The power tool system includes a battery package that can be used on other power tool systems, a backpack apparatus, a power tool, and a connecting member. The backpack apparatus includes a backpack harness to mount the backpack apparatus onto a user's body and a first connector to removably couple the battery package to the backpack apparatus. The power tool includes a motor driven by a power supply from the battery package. The connecting member transfers a weight of the power tool and/or a force received from the power tool to the backpack apparatus by rotatably coupling the power tool to the backpack apparatus. The connecting member further enables the power tool to rotate about a first rotation axis or a second rotation axis, the first rotation axis being perpendicular to the second rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Toshinari Yamaoka, Fangjie Nie, Jianpeng Guo
  • Patent number: 10734110
    Abstract: A caregiver badge system includes a caregiver badge configured to be worn by a caregiver and having a cavity defined therein. An identification badge is configured to be positioned within the cavity. The identification badge is removable from the caregiver badge. A transceiver is positioned within the caregiver badge and configured to communicate with a positioning system to identify a location of the caregiver. A battery is positioned within the caregiver badge to power the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley T. Smith, Andrew S. Robinson, Steven D. Baker, Pamela Wells, John S. Schroder, Kiana M. Dezelon, Laura A. Hassey, Thomas A. Myers, Eric D. Agdeppa, Varad N. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10729225
    Abstract: A wearable holder adapted to enable hands-free transport and usage of a portable device, is disclosed. The wearable holder comprises a waist strap, a middle strap, a neck strap, and a receptacle. The waist strap is adapted to secure to the waist of a wearer and a neck strap adapted to loop around the neck of the wearer. The middle strap is disposed between the waist strap and the neck strap. The receptacle secured to the middle strap is configured to receive the portable device. The receptacle further comprises a plurality of pockets on an interior side of the receptacle to secure one or more personal accessories. The wearable holder is adapted to be worn on wearer's neck, wearer's wrist, wearer's waist or wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Radie Denise Kilpatrick
  • Patent number: 10693517
    Abstract: A mobile device connection apparatus, method and system is disclosed which allows a user to physically connect or tether, without the use of adhesive, a mobile device with a case to a user, surface, or structure. The mobile device connection apparatus comprises multiple layers of materials to create a connection point for mobile devices, such as mobile phones, which is compatible with devices with a case, reusable, and robust and prevents mobile devices from being damaged, lost, and stolen. Further the mobile device connection apparatus allows a user to interact with their phone in new ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: John Osmanski, Kent Solberg, Bowden Ormsbee
  • Patent number: 10624440
    Abstract: A harness for a sporting optic can be donned by a user to secure the sporting optic to the person or torso of the user. The harness provides a secured position for the sporting optic to resist swinging, and thus damage and interference, of the sporting optic. The harness has shoulder straps and a torso strap. A restraining pad can be carried by the torso strap. The sporting optic can be tucked behind the restraining pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Darren Jones
  • Patent number: 10582756
    Abstract: A flexible reinforced strap for use with baggage as a level of security against theft includes a plurality of warp threads, one or more flexible reinforcing members, and a weft thread. The flexible reinforced strap is of a multi-layered construction, including an intermediate layer situated between a top and a bottom layer. The plurality of warp threads and the one or more flexible reinforcing members are arranged within the plurality of layers, and a weft thread is interwoven to form the flexible reinforced strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MRM HK Limited
    Inventors: Yim Cheung Au, Jensen Pauwels
  • Patent number: 10471890
    Abstract: A carrier assembly for a light includes a main housing having a first end, a second end, and a main axis extending between the first end and the second end. The carrier assembly also includes an extension member slidably coupled to the main housing for movement along the main axis between a retracted position and an extended position. The extension member is biased toward the retracted position. The carrier assembly further includes a wireform hook extending from the first end of the main housing. The wireform hook includes two legs coupled to the extension member for movement with the extension member. The carrier assembly also includes a bracket member coupled to the wireform hook. The bracket member includes a base material extending between the two legs of the wireform hook and a second material overlaying a portion of the base material. The second material is softer than the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Gall, David Proeber, Jason R. Crowe, Brian Cornell, Josh Adams, Alan Amundson, Joshua Schermerhorn
  • Patent number: 10244851
    Abstract: A bag carrier having an adjustable shoulder strap affixed to a ring positioned at about the user's hips. The carrier has a clip that removably attaches to the ring. The carrier has one or more hooks to support the handles of a shopping bag. The hooks may have protrusions to hold the shopping bags better on the hooks. One or more surfaces of the carrier may have recesses to lighten the bag carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ronnie Petersson, Andrzej Dzienski
  • Patent number: 10154722
    Abstract: A shoulder strap pad has a generally rectangular/oval base and a plurality of nodules integral to the generally rectangular base. The generally rectangular/oval base has a top surface, a bottom surface and opposite ends. A soft pliable strip extends from the opposite ends when the shoulder strap pad is connected to the soft pliable strip. The nodules project outward from the bottom surface of the generally rectangular base and are arranged in spaced-apart relationship with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Ruiyang Tian
  • Patent number: 9978351
    Abstract: A modular apparatus having at least two connecting members substantially at right angles from each other for self-supported wielding of musical instruments. The modular apparatus is worn over at least one shoulder and around the back of the user's neck while it is detachably connected to a musical instrument, such as a violin. The musical instrument is detachably connected to the modular apparatus via a support attachment, support, strap and fastening mechanism. The plurality of members allows even distribution of pressure and tension throughout the upper body caused by supporting and playing the musical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Parashar Krishnamachari
  • Patent number: 9931533
    Abstract: Weight lifting strap which is looped around the wrist and wrapped in helical fashion about a weight lifting bar or the like and gripped by the hand with opposite sides of the strap facing the bar and the hand, and the strap being fabricated of a woven material with rubberized strands on the side of the strap which faces the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Implus Footcare, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Robert Ingram
  • Patent number: 9879943
    Abstract: A firearm support system, has a stock unit configured to be carried by a firearm, the first unit having a first complementary component and a belt unit configured to be carried by a belt, the second unit having a second complementary component configured for selective engagement with the first complementary component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: James Mitchell Ray
  • Patent number: 9872554
    Abstract: Wearable articles and methods for configuring wearable articles and using wearable articles are described. A top portion, a front portion, a bottom portion, and a back portion are disclosed. At least one means for releasably configuring aspects of a wearable article is disclosed. At least one means on a wearable article for attaching, carrying and/or displaying items to it is disclosed. At least one means for adjusting the size of the at least one aspect of a wearable article is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Kelly J. Galloway, Susan M. Barna, Kolay Johnson
  • Patent number: 9589547
    Abstract: This disclosure generally pertains to various end pieces for releasably securing to a coupling element. In at least one example, the end piece may be used for releasably securing a guitar strap to a coupling element on a guitar. In various examples, the end piece can include a body having a first surface opposite a body having a second surface, a first aperture defining a first aperture opening communicating between the body first and second surfaces, and a plurality of resiliently flexible projection elements extending radially inward and spaced apart relation from the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hogjim, LLC
    Inventor: Kyle Douglas Koster
  • Patent number: 9529358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a remote control system (195) comprising mobile units (190, 1102, 1105), and a by control means (106, 110) provided controller unit for these. Said units are equipped with a function performing means (161) and transferring means (207, 270) that generates information signals (301) respectively transmits the same. Signal processing means (261, 268) and their exerting function (314) for controlling the functions of the respective mobile unit are placed respectively takes place only in the current mobile device. In accordance with the proposed use in connection with the present invention object, a controller area network type of system is constructed with a distributed and integrated network structure (1751). Only signal processing means (1753) and their function exertion means (1754) for controlling of a mobile unit, which is positioned in the actual unit, is used for its control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KVASER AB
    Inventor: Lars-Berno Fredriksson
  • Patent number: 9463752
    Abstract: A purse securing device (1) having straps (4,5,6) with mechanical fasteners (13) that attach to head rest posts (10) or a rear portion of a seat in a vehicle and then wraps around handles (17) of a purse (3) or hand bag to prevent theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Donna L. E. Lehtonen
  • Patent number: 9412285
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device and method directed to assisting individuals in identifying the wearer of the device. More specifically, the present invention generally relates to a device and method of use directed to assisting individuals in identifying the wearer of the device as a law enforcement officer (LEO) from various viewing angles of the wearer in lighted and unlighted environmental conditions. In one embodiment the device is comprised of identification elements, attachment elements, and quick disconnect elements. In another embodiment, the device is comprised of at least four identification elements, the attachment elements formed to hold two of the identification elements in the front and two in the back of the wearer of the device, and quick disconnect elements positioned along the attachment elements so that the wearer of the device can quickly interchange the identification elements and/or remove the device from the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Albert Ramirez, III
  • Patent number: 9339071
    Abstract: Suspender devices for maintaining in place a shirt or other upper garment for a wearer. The suspender devices having an elongated strap member with an upper end having fastener members thereon for attachment to a shirt or other upper garment, and with a lower end having a foot loop for being positioned around the wearer's foot or footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Sal Herman
  • Patent number: 9254403
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a rehabilitation strap including a pair of handles and a strap of adjustable length and a method of using the same. The method includes rehabilitation exercises that an individual may practice after a joint replacement procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Peathry, LLC
    Inventors: Charles M. Wertz, Ronald W. Brand, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9185965
    Abstract: A strap with an applique has a main strap with a hook and loop material on a length of a top side and a material on a bottom side. An applique comprises a decorative ribbon having a width substantially equal to a width of the main strap and a hook and loop material on one side. The main strap for a camera or the like is preferably stretchy and comprises a loop material on substantially an entirety of a top surface of the main strap. The applique comprises a hook material adhered beneath substantially an entirety of a surface of the decorative ribbon for coupling to the hook surface of the main strap. Connector straps are coupled to respective opposing ends of the main strap with a length adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Rishi S Bhati
  • Patent number: 9093054
    Abstract: Various embodiments and methods of using an ergonomic guitar strap are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas E. Werges
  • Patent number: 9082379
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure are directed toward a modular guitar strap, wherein one or more modular guitar strap ends may be detachable from the guitar strap for replacement. A guitar strap end may be made from an exotic material, such as snakeskin, and bonded to a durable material, such as nylon fabric, so that the guitar strap end can hold up to wear and tear even while its outer appearance is that of an exotic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: CDB Straps, LLC
    Inventor: Cletus D. Bottrell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9038878
    Abstract: An archery compound bow cam cover and sling device is disclosed. The cam cover and sling device can include two cam covers operable to at least partially cover cams of a compound bow. The cam cover and sling device can also include two limb tensioning members coupled to respective cam covers, operable to extend along limbs of the compound bow, and configured to couple with the compound bow at limb ends opposite the cams. The cam cover and sling device can further include a central tensioning member coupled to the two cam covers and operable to extend between the cams, wherein the central tensioning member is configured to increase tension in the limb tensioning members to secure the cam covers about the cams. In addition, the cam cover and sling device can also include a sling coupled to the two cam covers to support, and facilitate carrying, the compound bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Alpine Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Darren Jones
  • Patent number: 9038872
    Abstract: A carrying strap for supporting an object is described. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the carrying strap comprises a neck pad for distributing the object's weight over the user's neck, the neck pad having inner or first, and outer or second sides affixed to each other along perimeter, wherein the first side is configured to contact backside of the user's neck and the first side comprises two partially overlapped layers in a mirror-image orientation to form an open slot, located substantially near center portion of the neck pad, which is configured for housing a removable cushion that provides extra cushion to the backside of the user's neck; at least one hook for securing the object; and an extension portion connecting the neck pad and the at least one hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Shun-Hwa Chang
  • Publication number: 20150136824
    Abstract: A backcarrying including a carrying portion having a top, a bottom, a front, a rear and two sides. A strap arrangement can also be included for carrying the carrying portion as a backcarrying. The strap arrangement can have a pair of carrying straps. Each carrying strap can be secured to the carrying portion at about the bottom and extend upwardly along respective sides of the carrying portion, and redirected at about the top of said respective sides to extend around to the rear of the carrying portion, and being redirected at about the top of the rear to extend downwardly for securement at about the bottom of the carrying portion at the rear. The strap arrangement can redirect forces to support a load in the carrying portion from the sides of the carrying portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Joan F. Demskey
  • Patent number: 9016534
    Abstract: Laminate lanyards and methods for making the same are disclosed. The laminate lanyards may include a head formed from a reinforcing loop of yarn incorporated within a scrim. The head can be coupled to the head section of a body, which also includes a main section that forms the loop of the laminate lanyard. A gusset can be coupled to ends of the main section of the body to couple the two ends of the body together and facilitate opening and closing of the loop of the laminate lanyard. A slider may also be included in laminate lanyard for adjusting the size of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Crenshaw Whitley, Craig Stanley, Matthew Rohrbach, Trent Weber, Robert Merrit, Erik L. Wang
  • Patent number: 9004330
    Abstract: A holder for holding an electronic device includes a frame and a harness pivotably connected to the frame. The harness has a pair of parallel elongated bars and at least one bracing member extending between the elongated bars. The frame has one or more side tabs for retaining an electronic device within the frame. A holder for holding an electronic device has a retaining member including a plurality of retaining tabs; and a harness member rotatably connected to the retaining member and rotatable between a stowed position and an inclined position. A holder for holding an electronic device has a harness having two parallel elongated bars; a frame having a base member and two parallel arms each having an opening therein; and a pivotable retaining member pivotably connected to the parallel arms. The retaining member releasably holds the electronic device. The elongated bars are slidably inserted into the openings of the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Shawn White
  • Patent number: 8991669
    Abstract: A tree stick carrier for a tree stick having steps projecting from a post comprises a flexible panel having openings spaced to correspond to the steps and a retainer coupled to the panel to retain the panel in a state wrapped about the post with the steps projecting through the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: DDI, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Priest, Frank Milton Lovich, II
  • Publication number: 20150034685
    Abstract: An electronic product carrier adapted to be hung on a neck including a base, a bar having a distal bar section and a proximal bar section connected to the base by a connecting band, a plate assembly connected to the distal bar section and having a rotatable plate for mounting thereon an electronic product, and a neck cord adapted to be connected to the base, the bar or the connecting band. The bar further includes additional bar sections. The plate assembly includes a hinge hingedly connected to and frictionally engaged with the distal bar section, and a plate support connected to the hinge. The rotatable plate is rotatably mounted on and frictionally engaged with the plate support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Ka Chun MAK
  • Patent number: 8944301
    Abstract: An article carrier has a first member including a top side and a first arch. The first arch optionally is for receiving a first article. The article carrier also has a moveable second member connected to the first member. The second member is moveable from a first position connected to a lateral side of the first member and to a second position where the moveable second member is not connected to the lateral side. The moveable second member may retain a second article on the moveable second member in the second position. The second member may capture a temple bar of a pair of glasses on the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Trineitte & Co.
    Inventors: Victoria Nazarenko, Anastasia Nazarenko
  • Publication number: 20150021368
    Abstract: The instant application discloses, among other things, a Wheelbarrow Support Strap. The instant application discloses, among other things, a Wheelbarrow Support Strap. In one embodiment, Wheelbarrow Support Strap 100 may comprise a strap with a first end and second end. Each end may have an attachment means comprising a cylindrical or tube-shaped grip configured to receive the end of a handle shaft. In another embodiment, the Wheelbarrow Support Strap may include an adjustment means, for example, a buckle, which may allow the laborer to keep the strap taut while operating the wheelbarrow. The adjustment means may be located on the strap or on an attachment means, for example, on a handle grip, to facilitate adjustment of the strap length while the wheelbarrow is in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Nilsen
  • Publication number: 20150001263
    Abstract: A fastening assembly for securing a shoulder belt to a portable computer includes a latching member, a fastening member, a locking cap, and a resilient ring. The resilient ring is located between the latching member and the locking cap. The fastening member extends through the latching member from a first side of the latching member. The locking cap is located on a second side of the latching member and engaged with the fastening member. The fastening member with the locking cap is moveable relative to the latching member to compress the resilient ring in order to secure the latching member to the portable computer. The resilient ring is restored to release the latching member from the portable computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: WEI-SHIH CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150001264
    Abstract: A carrying device for carrying and storing fishing equipment comprises a front surface, a rear surface, a bottom edge, a top edge, a pair of angled opposing side edges and the pair of support straps. The front surface further comprises a main pocket and a plurality of sleeves. The top edge and the pair of angled opposing side edges have a plurality of buttons on the interior of the front surface and the rear surface to close the carrying device. A pair of support straps extends along the vertical length of the front surface and the rear surface has a plurality of support rings and a plurality of fastening straps. The support straps forms the handle of the carrying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Cuong Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140367427
    Abstract: Systems and methods for carrying a weapon are described herein. While such systems and methods can include any suitable component, in some cases, they include a shoulder strap that is configured to attach at a shoulder portion of an upper torso garment. In some cases, the shoulder strap includes an attachment mechanism that is configured to attach the shoulder strap to the shoulder portion of the upper torso garment. In some cases, a weapon attachment, such as a D-ring and/or a lanyard is attached to the shoulder strap so as to be disposed on an anterior portion of the shoulder strap when the shoulder strap is worn by a user. In some cases, the shoulder strap is configured to retain a weapon (such as an assault rifle) in a state of near readiness. Other implementations are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Donald Carlos Bjelde, Daniel M. Pena, Justin E. Christensen
  • Patent number: 8899455
    Abstract: A combination mobile shoulder strap and stationary shoulder cushion for carrying a receptacle, via appropriate releasable connectors, without movement of the stationary shoulder cushion and without the consequences caused at least by such movement to a wearer. The combination includes a stationary shoulder cushion, a pair of mobile strap elements, and apparatus that laterally pivotally attaches the pair of mobile strap elements to the stationary shoulder cushion so as to allow the pair of mobile strap elements to carry the receptacle, via the appropriate releasable connectors, and move relative to the stationary shoulder cushion, while the stationary shoulder cushion does not move so as to eliminate the consequences to a wearer caused at least by such movement of the pair of mobile strap elements. The apparatus is underlaid by the stationary shoulder cushion so as to eliminate the consequences caused by the apparatus undesirably engaging the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul V. Scicluna
  • Publication number: 20140339276
    Abstract: In various embodiments a bicycle accessory to facilitate carrying, lifting, and transporting a bicycle is provided. The accessory includes a casing comprising an external cover, an interior cavity, the external cover having first and second sides, the second side having an exit slot; a reel within the interior cavity of the casing; a torsion spring retracting assembly coupled to the reel and within the interior cavity of the casing; and a retractable strap extending from the exit slot of the casing, the retractable strap having distal and proximal ends, wherein the proximal end of the retractable strap is affixed to the reel and the torsion spring retracting assembly within the interior cavity. The retractable strap is configured for extension of the distal end from the casing, at a first portion on the bicycle, and extended to a second portion on the bicycle thereby creating a means by which to carry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: H2 IDEAS CORP.
    Inventor: Genrikh Tyetyerin
  • Patent number: 8857682
    Abstract: A suspender for a brushcutter has a shoulder belt and a support member removably connected to the shoulder belt. A hook member has a link removably hooked to the support member, a hook part integrally connected to the link, a cover having a folded portion that is removably hooked on the link and a pair of projections extending from opposite sides of the folded portion, and an elastic piece having a base end part from which a fixing part extends and which is removably hung on the cover with the projections of the cover folded so that the fixing part is interposed between the folded portion and projections of the cover. A stopper member maintains the link of the hook member removably hooked to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomi Nakaya, Hiroaki Uchitani
  • Publication number: 20140246465
    Abstract: When folded this invention is so small it fits in your pocket. The only loose parts are the 10 line wraps that are contained inside the product when it's folded. When in use it's fully adjustable with no metal or plastic parts to rust or break.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joan Darnell Peterson, Charlotte Darnell Giesey
  • Patent number: 8807406
    Abstract: The multi-purpose convertible carrier is a briefcase-styled housing inclusive of an adjustable strap, which supports said housing against an end user's torso or a car seat back. The housing opens to form a supporting surface upon which a laptop or tablet computer rests in perpendicular orientation with respect to the torso or car seat back. The adjustable strap extends around an end user's neck or a car seat head rest to support the housing thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Chris H. Thach
  • Patent number: 8807405
    Abstract: Novel devices and methods are provided to dispense the load of a bag or case across a user's shoulder when the user attached a strap to the bag or case. The devices and methods provide a segmented tensile assembly to disperse the load of a bag or case uniformly across the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: DayMen Canada Acquisition ULC
    Inventors: Kevin Crandall, Luis Quehl
  • Patent number: 8789734
    Abstract: A carry bag may include a container portion and a strap portion. The container portion defines an interior compartment for containing objects, and the strap portion extends from the container portion. At least one of the container portion and the strap portion include (a) a base element formed from a two-dimensional material and (b) a strand formed from a one-dimensional material. The strand lies adjacent to and substantially parallel to a surface of the base element for a distance of at least five centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Christopher M. Helmsworth
  • Patent number: 8789731
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for storing and transporting electronic devices. A housing includes a base, opposing sides, a movable cover, and an open lower end. The base has a cutout portion at the lower end. The movable cover is generally coextensive with and parallel to the base, and is resiliently biased into a normally closed position. The cover includes an access aperture at the lower end. Stop means are also provided at the lower end, partially blocking the opening and preventing a stored device from falling out of the housing's lower end. The cutout portion and the aperture allow entry of the user's hand into the housing for either insertion or withdrawal of the device. During either process, the user's hand causes the cover temporarily to be raised into an open position. A sling, a backpack harness, or a handle may be selectively attached to the housing for transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert D. Hart
  • Publication number: 20140203054
    Abstract: A arm stabilizer configured with a stretchable elastic member having a first end and a second end, an adjustable shoulder sling hingedly connected to the first end of said stretchable member, and a fixed hand sling hingedly connected to the second end of the stretchable member and, thus configured to be worn by a marksman with an extended aiming and firing arm and is not affixed to the firearm, is light in weight, easy to transport, and quick installation enables stabile aiming and firing accurately at a target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Elmer Ray Dove
  • 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: 8752746
    Abstract: A skateboard carrying strap is disclosed for holding a skateboard against a user's back, wherein the strap comprises two separable sections. Each section comprises a complimentary belt buckle end and a skateboard securement end. On each securement end are extendable elastic bands, are placed around the wheel trucks of a skateboard to support the skateboard. The user wears the assembly across his or her torso, crossing over the shoulder, while the skateboard deck lies against the individual's back with the wheel trucks facing away from the body and in connection with the elastic bands. The belt buckle end comprises a belt buckle or clasp engagement adapted to rest against the user's chest, while the disconnected securement ends of each section are adapted to secure each skateboard wheel truck. When the device is not in use, the strap lengths can be connected into a continuous section for use as traditional belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Glenn Dee
  • Patent number: 8752743
    Abstract: An article carrier has a first member including a top side and a first arch. The first arch optionally is for receiving a first article. The article carrier also has a moveable second member connected to the first member. The second member is moveable from a first position connected to a lateral side of the first member and to a second position where the moveable second member is not connected to the lateral side. The moveable second member may retain a second article on the moveable second member in the second position. The second member may capture a temple bar of a pair of glasses on the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Trineitte & Co.
    Inventors: Victoria Nazarenko, Anastasia Nazarenko
  • Publication number: 20140069970
    Abstract: A dual position yoga mat bag has a longitudinal axis. A rolled-up yoga mat can be placed in an interior chamber for vertical carrying such that a longitudinal axis of the rolled-up yoga mat is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the container. The rolled-up yoga mat can optionally be held by the container outside of the interior chamber such that the longitudinal axis of the rolled-up yoga mat is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: MANTIS MATS, LLC
    Inventor: Paul F. Thomas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140048574
    Abstract: A customizable carrying case (20) for a portable electronic device has a shell (22) and a strand (36). Shell (22) has a first attachment area (50) and a second attachment area (52) to which a first end (44) and a second end (46) of strand (36) is attached. First end (44) and second end (46) of strand (36) can be detached from first attachment area (50) and a second attachment area (52), permitting a user to interchange more than one strand (36) with shell (22), as a user desires. Static first attachment area (50) and a second attachment area (52) ensures that the portable electronic device remains facing a direction that user desires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Dena Kimble
  • Publication number: 20140042197
    Abstract: An attachment apparatus that can be attached to a Bluetooth ear piece that enables the ear piece to be conveniently worn about the neck of the user following removal of the ear piece from its normal position about the ear of the user. The apparatus includes a body portion having an aperture extending therethrough, the body portion including a base, an adhesive carried by the base and an elongate cord extending through the aperture for circumscribing the neck of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Leslee Skenderian