Liquid-holding Receptacle Carried By Or Formed As Structural Part Of The Carrier Patents (Class 224/414)
  • Patent number: 10843754
    Abstract: A seat back/trunk extension device having a mechanism for attaching to the frame of a Can-Am Spyder F3®. The device attaches to the frame and creates a platform at the rear of the frame, positioning the trunk in a rear location. The device has primarily three pieces that extends towards the rear and supports the trunk. The device has an attachment that extends the passenger seat cushion, to provide additional room for a passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Foster Hendricks, Connie Jean Hendricks
  • Patent number: 10561227
    Abstract: A clip and holster for holding a canister or similarly dimensioned item, the holster having wave-shaped securing arms with fillet edges that guide the canister into a secured position, and the clip having at least two knobs that support the holster in a number of positions that may be fixed or rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Record, Todd Sniper
  • Patent number: 10499723
    Abstract: A wearable modular carrying system, comprising: a belt; an attachment insert held next to the belt and configured with at least one of a locking post, with a top post prong and a bottom post prong, and a key-hole; and, a modular object configured for reversible attachment to the attachment insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SANTC Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony R. Goldman
  • Patent number: 10427743
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide container mounts for mounting water bottles, bento boxes, tool holders or other containers in an aerodynamic position. According to one embodiment, the container mount can include an attachment member to attach to the bicycle frame or aerobars. One or more container support members are coupled to the attachment member in a fixed orientation or in a manner that allows the position of the support member to be adjusted. The container mounts can be configured so that the container is positioned within the aerodynamic profile of the rider's torso between the rider's arms (when viewed from the front) and is accessible by the rider while the rider maintains aerodynamic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: HED Cycling Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Arthur Hed
  • Patent number: 10328983
    Abstract: A closure system for connecting a first assembly to a second assembly includes a first closure device which includes a first closure part, which is to be arranged on the first assembly and includes a first magnetic element and a second closure part, which is to be fastened to the second assembly and includes a second magnetic element. The first closure part and the second closure part can be attached to each other along a closing direction and are mechanically latched with each other in a closed position. A second closure device serves for releasably fastening the second closure part to the second assembly. The second closure device includes a traction element arranged on the second closure part and a tensioning device connected to the traction element, wherein the tensioning device can be actuated to tension the traction element for fastening the second closure part to the second assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Fidlock GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Fiedler, Breido Botkus
  • Patent number: 10315718
    Abstract: A bicycle drinking bottle is provided, which is particularly suited for time trial bicycles and triathlon bicycles. The bicycle drinking bottle includes a liquid container having two opposing side walls, a rear wall, a front wall, a lid, and a bottom element, with the two side walls including recesses for receiving fixing elements that are connected with a handlebar of a bicycle steering structure. A bicycle steering structure system including a handlebar with such a drinking bottle connected thereto through two fixing elements is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canyon Bicycles GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kohl, Michael Adomeit, Lukas Schuchnigg
  • Patent number: 10181672
    Abstract: A component supporting section of a lid retaining structure is supported on a pipe handle, and a stay is supported on the pipe handle via the component supporting section. A main body portion of a power supply socket is supported on a main body supporting section such that an entrance is located above the main body supporting section of the stay. In the event that a lid that covers the entrance is removed, the lid is retained in a space surrounded by the flat section of the stay, the pipe handle, and the component supporting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Yanagihara, Yoichi Nishida
  • Patent number: 10131393
    Abstract: A storage device includes an attachment unit and a storage unit. The attachment unit includes a bracket, a support connected with a bottom end of the bracket, and a first joining member. The bracket includes at least one through-hole adapted for attachment to a bicycle by a fastener. The support includes a first pivoting portion, and the first joining member is inserted through the first pivoting portion. The storage unit includes a container adapted for storing articles and a second joining member. The container includes a second pivoting portion pivotally connected with the first pivoting portion of the support. The second joining member is inserted through the second pivoting portion and is engaged with the first joining member. The storage unit is pivotable with respect to the attachment unit about an axis extending through the first and second joining members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 9902451
    Abstract: A carrier device includes a frame and a connecting unit connected to the frame and having an engaging member. The engaging member includes a receiving groove, at least one elastic portion elastically and flexibly disposed in a bottom wall of the receiving groove, and an abutting shoulder disposed in the receiving groove and having at least one opening. An article receiving unit is detachably connected to the connecting unit and includes an accommodating member for receiving articles for a bicycle. The accommodating member includes a protruding portion releasably received in the receiving groove and having at least one first positioning portion and at least one second positioning portion. The elastic portion is engaged with the first or second positioning portion. A pressing portion on the accommodating member is passable through the opening to a position between the abutting shoulder and the bottom wall of the receiving groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 9884236
    Abstract: A removable paddle attachment assembly is provided. The attachment assembly may include a attachment bracket terminating at opposing saddles, a handle saddle for engaging a first portion of a watercraft paddle and an activity saddle for engaging an activity device, whereby the activity device is removably yet rigidly secured to the watercraft paddle so that the activity device may be employed for game-playing and/or exercise-training purposes, while not impairing the performance and functionality of the watercraft paddle. The attachment bracket provides at least one attachment strap cleat so that a attachment strap may be stretched from one lateral surface of the attachment bracket to an opposing lateral surface thereof, thereby securely sandwiching the first and a second portion of the watercraft paddle against the handle saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Douglas Gurney, John Wesley Gurney
  • Patent number: 9695973
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism is used to quickly and easily attach or detach an accessory or piece of equipment to or from an existing structure. The attachment mechanism generally has a slot to receive a structure, a retention member to hold the structure in place when it is desired to have the mechanism attached to the structure and a release mechanism to release the structure when it is desired to release the mechanism from the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dowco, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Lauerance Stout
  • Patent number: 9642485
    Abstract: A beverage holder includes a cup configured to receive and support a beverage and an arm directly coupled to the cup. The arm includes a first vertical wall and a second vertical wall. The first and second vertical walls define a slot configured to receive an arm of a chair. The beverage holder also includes a strap having a first end fixed to the arm and a second end removably coupled to the arm. A leveling mechanism is configured to allow the cup to be tilted relative to the arm and selectively fixed in place such that a user can vertically align the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Kuznicki, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9392895
    Abstract: An inverted bottle holder intended to hold two bottles with necks upside down inside a container is described. The bottle holder includes a clip having an inner wall and an outer wall spaced to accept the exterior wall of the container in between, where the clip is formed at an arc corresponding to the arc of the exterior wall of the container, and a deck connected in a permanently fixed relationship to the clip and extending into the container. The deck includes two apertures each sized to accept the neck of one of the bottles, such that each bottle is held upside down in the container when inserted into the aperture. In addition the bottle holder may include an integral bottle opener in either the single bottle or double bottle designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Alexander K. Miller
  • Patent number: 9302735
    Abstract: A bicycle power source holder is provided that basically has a holder main body part and a frame attaching part. The holder main body part is configured to retain a power source. The frame attaching part is configured to movably mount the holder main body part to a bicycle frame so that the holder main body part is movably mounted in a lateral direction of a bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Kensuke Tagaya, Takuro Jinbu, Satoshi Fujii, Nobukatsu Hara
  • Patent number: 9004332
    Abstract: A cup holder includes one or two supporting members that support a container inserted into a receiving portion of a holder main body, and is arranged in a circumferential direction of the holder main body. A container having the protrusion and recess pattern on a side surface can smoothly be taken out from the receiving portion with a low risk of the supporting members interfering with other members around the holder main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Kojima Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kodama, Naoyuki Fukui, Daiichiro Nakano, Makoto Yokota
  • Patent number: 8950642
    Abstract: A multi-position beverage container carrier including a mount (302) adaptable for mounting on a down tube (106) of a bicycle (102), the mount having a hub (310) disposed substantially near the lower end the mount; and a carriage (300) extending from the hub, wherein the carriage is movable from a first position substantially adjacent to the down tube to a second position located substantially vertical in a plane formed by the seat post and the down tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sheila Derith McKaig
  • Patent number: 8931522
    Abstract: A fill cap for a drink container for receiving an open end of a drink bottle. The fill cap includes a cylindrical collar and an annular flange extending radially inwardly from the cylindrical collar. A valve structure is connected to and surrounded by the annular flange and in includes a pair of generally planar lip members. Each lip member has an outer portion adjoining the inner edge of the flange and the lip members converge at an angle axially downwardly to inner edges where the lip members adjoin each other at a slit. A pair of opposing side walls extend from the flange to edges of the lip members located axially downwardly from the flange. The slit is configured to receive the bottle neck therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn B. Paige, Gordon E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8919625
    Abstract: A food and beverage caddy comprises a platform that is adapted to be securely placed within an existing touring pack or saddlebag of a motorcycle. The platform comprises a plurality of beverage cup apertures specifically shaped to receive and support standard beverage cups. Support legs elevate the platform above the bottom of the touring pack or saddlebag. Spikes or hook-and-loop fasteners can be used to attach the food and beverage caddy to the touring pack or saddlebag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: David J. Pope
  • Patent number: 8870044
    Abstract: A holder for snacks and drinks, in one embodiment adapted to be secured by clamping to a child safety car seat in a vehicle, to a stroller, or to a shopping cart handle, as examples. The holder includes a main body having a front side and a rear side and supporting at least one receptacle for holding food or a drink. A clamp assembly is connected to the main body. The clamp assembly includes a pair of jaws movable relative to each other located generally on the rear side of the main body, and an adjustment knob located generally on the front side of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Brica, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence O. Freese, Douglas F. Melville, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140263507
    Abstract: An angle-adjustable water bottle cage includes a cage body for holding a water bottle, a mounting assembly for fastening to a bicycle frame. The cage body provides a fastening member fastenable to the mounting assembly, and an anti-rotation member. The mounting assembly provides an anti-rotation member detachably abutted against the anti-rotation member of the cage body for enabling the cage body to be adjustably fastened to the mounting member by the fastening member in one of a series of angular positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BETO ENGINEERING AND MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lopin WANG
  • Patent number: 8814063
    Abstract: A new and useful system, method and components are provided, for hydrating and cooling a cyclist, in a manner that is efficient and effective, and in a manner that minimizes disruption of the cyclists attention to his/her riding. The components and system include a liquid container connected to a portion of a cycle and hydrating and actuating components that use the liquid (preferably water) in the liquid container. The liquid container has a body of liquid and the hydrating and actuating components include a drinking straw extending into the body of liquid, a spray device having a tube extending into the container with a spray head located outside the container, and an actuator mechanism comprising a pumping component in fluid communication with the liquid in the container and a hand actuated trigger mechanism located to be accessible to the hand of a cyclist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Luis A. Millan
  • Publication number: 20140231479
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a water bottle to the aero bars of a bicycle in an aerodynamic position is provided. The aero bars include a first extending bar portion and a second extending bar portion. The apparatus includes a front mechanism and a rear mechanism. The front mechanism has a front base portion and first and second front tethering portions. The front base portion receives a top portion of the water bottle. The first and second front tethering portions are removably coupled to the first and second extending bar portions, respectively. The rear mechanism has a rear base portion and first and second rear tethering portions. The rear base portion receives a bottom end of the water bottle. The rear tethering portion is removably coupled to the first and second extending bar portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: David VanZanten
  • Patent number: 8777075
    Abstract: The hydration pack apparatus for a bicyclist herein described includes a hydration fluid container that is removably mounted to a bicycle. Hydration fluid is transported from the container to the bicyclist via a flexible tube with one end connecting to an outlet on the container and the other end terminating at a bite actuated valve. The tube is routed on and mounted to the bicycle in a novel fashion. The cyclist, with the brief use of one hand, is able to easily access the bite valve and tube to retrieve hydration while continuing to ride the bicycle and maintaining a neutral and ergonomic posture. Retracting reel assemblies are used to automatically return and hold the tube in a stored position on the bicycle while not in use. The hydration pack can be equipped with additional features allowing for convenient storage and retrieval of nutrition supplements and for secure storage of other accessory items commonly employed by bicyclists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Velopass, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Joseph Bretl, Mark Matthew Proia
  • Patent number: 8740167
    Abstract: A container holder system for attachment to a lawnmower handle assembly. In operation, the container holder system receives a beverage container and pivots with respect to the ground to prevent spilling from the beverage container. Optionally, the container holder system rotates with respect to itself to provide ease of use. The container holder system includes a cage assembly and a mounting device for securing the cage assembly to the lawnmower handle assembly. The cage assembly includes cage arms and a flange interface defined by the cage arms. The mounting device includes a gripping sleeve positioned between the cage arms and the lawnmower handle assembly and includes a clamp for drawing the cage arms and the gripping sleeve against the lawnmower handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Suzy Collins
  • Patent number: 8727153
    Abstract: An improved bottle, retaining device and associated elements for carrying items is disclosed. The retaining device is adapted for holding a container (or containers) or other items; the retaining device being adapted to affix the container by way of the retaining device to a person or a personal item so ready access is provided for the held container/item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Amphipod, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith S. Willows, June A. Angus, Antonio Del Rosario
  • Publication number: 20140091121
    Abstract: A combination container and support assembly allows a cyclist to maintain an advantageous aerodynamic position using aerobars while also permitting access to liquid within the container. The support assembly has a body from which pivoting legs extend. Clips at the ends of the legs attach the assembly to the aerobars. A bracket is attached to the body, the bracket holding the container. The container has a streamlined form and has a drinking tube extending therefrom toward the cyclist. A collar is positioned on the container and allows additional accessories to be mounted on the combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: PENGUIN BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Bridgit Lombard, Canice Harte, Gregory T Janky, Treasure L Hinds
  • Publication number: 20140042201
    Abstract: A mounting for a two-wheeler accessory such as for a two-wheeler lock, for a water bottle or the like has a holder and a fastening strap. The holder comprises a support section for resting on a tube section of a two-wheeler and a receiving section for receiving the two-wheeler accessory. The fastening strap fastens the holder, the tube section and the two-wheeler accessory to one another. A first end section of the fastening strap extends in the region of the receiving section of the holder, an intermediate section of the fastening strap extends in the region of the support section and a second end section of the fastening strap in turn extends in the region of the receiving section. An operative section of the fastening strap is provided along a part of the first end section and an associated operative counter-section is provided along a part of the second end section of the fastening strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ABUS August Bremicker Sohne KG
    Inventors: Bernd WEIERSHAUSEN, Andeas KIPPING
  • Patent number: 8602278
    Abstract: An aerodynamic, hands free liquid containment system for horizontal mounting on to a bicycle handlebar and aerobars. The water bottle and the bottle cage are aerodynamically shaped and positioned between a rider's arms to eliminate turbulence and reduce drag on the bicycle and rider. The cage typically clips to both the aerobar extensions and the horizontal sections of the handlebars. The water bottle includes an opening for filling the container and another opening for receiving a flexible drinking tube. The opening for filling the container can be closed with a removable cover and includes a splash flap to avoid spilling of the reservoir contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Todd E. Sweigart
  • Patent number: 8596505
    Abstract: A detachable accessory carrier for bicycle includes a fixed seat, a positioning member and a fastener. The fixed seat has a positioning portion and a fixing portion communicated mutually. The positioning member has an inserting portion that includes a propping portion corresponding to the fixing portion so that when the inserting portion of the positioning member is assembled to the positioning portion of the fixed seat, the fastener can be coupled with the fixing portion and abut against the propping portion of the positioning member, thereby attaching the detachable accessory carrier reliably to the frame tube of the bicycle. The detachable accessory carrier can be partially detached with only the fixed seat left on the frame tube of the bicycle. The fixed seat has a rim conforming to a periphery of the frame tube so it will not interfere with the cyclist's riding or scrape the cyclist's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Flybikes S.L.
    Inventor: Ching-Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130307246
    Abstract: A bicycle including two wheels and a frame supported by the two wheels. The bicycle also includes a bottle cage coupled to the frame, and a storage unit including a first securing portion engaging a support portion of the bottle cage and a second securing portion secured to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robb H. Jankura, Jeffrey D. Juarez
  • Publication number: 20130270315
    Abstract: An adaptable bottle cage attachable to a frame tube of a bicycle is provided with a clip including a hanging plate and two parallel latching arms; a bracket including an upper aperture, a lower aperture, and two intermediate studs releasably secured to the hanging plate; a support integrally formed with a bottom end of the bracket; a first curved strut having a bottom end integrally formed with one end of the support distal the bracket and a top end integrally formed with one of two sides of the bracket; and a second curved strut having a bottom end integrally formed with one end of the support distal the bracket and a top end integrally formed with the other side of the bracket. The bottle cage can hold one of different water bottles with various sizes in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Szu-Fang Tsai
  • Publication number: 20130181015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water bottle plus related mounting apparatus and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: William Cason
  • Publication number: 20130161365
    Abstract: An adjustable structure of a bicycle water bottle rack includes a water bottle rack, an adjustable device and a string. The adjustable device is located at a front end of a first and a second clamping arms of the water bottle rack. One end of the string is fixed at a string collecting slot of an adjusting unit, and the string penetrates out from the string collecting slot and the connecting hole of the base, and is inserted into the through hole and a string slot of the first clamping arm, and disposed at the a string slot of the water bottle rack. Furthermore, the string passes through the second clamping arm and is fixed at the base. A receiving space between the first and second clamping arms can be adjusted, so that the water bottle rack can be used for water bottles with different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: NUVO ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ho-Jen Shih
  • Patent number: 8469248
    Abstract: A fastening device for a bicycle includes a fixed assembly and a fastening assembly. The fixed assembly is fixedly mounted to the frame of the bicycle, and the fastening assembly is used for supporting an article. The first moveable socket and the second moveable socket of the fastening assembly are snapped into the first fixed holder and the second fixed holder of the fixed assembly correspondingly, so that the fastening assembly and the supported article are detachedly mounted to the frame of the bicycle. The fastening device for a bicycle can facilitate the disengaging and engaging of the article, prevent wear of the surface of the article, and enhance the fixing strength of the fastening assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Free Parable Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hui Weng, Meng-Kuei Chou, Li-Jung Chang
  • Publication number: 20130126569
    Abstract: An adjustable support device for bike auxiliary handles includes a support member, a clamping unit and an adjustment unit. The support member is used to support an article. The clamping unit is perpendicularly coupled to the support member. The clamping unit is adjustable between a tightened position and a loosened position. The adjustment unit is used for adjustment in a horizontal direction for the clamping unit to be coupled to two parallel auxiliary handles. The distance between the two auxiliary handles and the support device can be adjusted as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: YAO-CHING HUANG
  • Publication number: 20130037586
    Abstract: A suspended cup holder comprising a support ring hanging from a plurality of elastic ring suspenders, and a basket suspended from the support ring by a plurality of elastic basket suspenders. The bottom of each ring suspender is attached to the ring, and the top of each ring suspender is attached to a support bracket. The support bracket is configured to attach the cup holder to a bicycle or hand cart. The elastic ring suspenders are any elastic member configured to support the support ring under the load of the beverage container. The support ring is a rigid or semi-rigid ring providing annular suspension support to the basket. The elastic basket suspenders are disposed circumferentially around the support ring and around the top of the basket. The basket is cylindrical in shape, the top being open to removably receive the beverage container, and the bottom having a base to provide vertical support to the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: William Richter, Jennifer DeVore
  • Publication number: 20120193382
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydration systems, and more particularly to hydration systems that can be attached to the top-tube and down-tube frame members of bicycles so that the bicycle riders do not need to wear the hydration systems on their back when they are riding on bicycles. The mouth piece held around the center of handlebar is in front of riders' face providing easy liquid access to the bikers. The bicycle riders can take off the present invention from the bicycle and wear the present invention on their back when they are not riding on the bicycle. The present invention comprises at least one liquid bottle inside a waterproof fabric pack that can carry a large amount of liquid. In addition to being a hydration system this product provides additional storage for the rider to carry bike tools, snacks, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120187169
    Abstract: An accessory-holding assembly is provided for holding portable accessories on a set of handlebars. The assembly includes an elongate member sized to receive two or more general-purpose clips often associated with portable accessories. The elongate member may be part of an accessory holder that can be removed, with the accessories still attached, from the handlebars. This allows a rider to remove a plurality of portable accessories from the handlebars in a single action so that the rider can carry the entire accessory holder, including the accessories, into an area where bicycles are not permitted (e.g., an office). The elongate bar may also be attached to a bracket at its two ends to define a space therebetween so that part of each general purpose clip can be inserted into the space. If the space has proper dimensions, the clip is not likely to fall out while the rider is riding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: W.C.C., INC.
    Inventors: Darrel Wayne Osten, Lisa Jayne Reid
  • Publication number: 20120186656
    Abstract: A bicycle-mountable hydration system includes a first and a second bladder, each-configured to hold liquid, and a holder configured to be supported by a top bar of a bicycle. The holder has first and second outward-facing sides and first and second inward-facing sides. The holder includes a left portion that is configured to receive the first bladder at the first-inward-facing side and a right portion that is configured to receive the second bladder at the second inward-facing side and a middle portion connecting the left portion and the right portion. When the holder is supported by a top bar of a bicycle, the first-inward-facing side of the left portion faces the first-inward-facing side of the right portion. The middle portion may hang over the top bar of the bicycle to support the holder with the first bladder on an opposite side of the top bar from the second bladder. The system may be convertible to function as a hydration backpack when removed from the bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Hydrathon, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 8215601
    Abstract: A beverage container receptacle adapted for installation relative to fixed first and second structures. The receptacle includes a container-holding first part having a container rest and a periphery that defines a void in which is received a portion of the fixed first structure that extends along a first axis. The periphery at least partially surrounds the first axis, and the receptacle is supported by the first structure when it is installed relative thereto. The receptacle also includes a receptacle-retaining second part slidably positioned relative to the first part. The second part is adapted for movement relative to the first structure received in the void and toward engagement with the second structure. The receptacle is adapted for being supported against angular movement in at least one direction about the first axis through the engagement of the second part with the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Third Hand Marketing, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin W. Downs
  • Patent number: 8191844
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a container holder for a bicycle that has a mounting member and a mating member. The mounting member facilitates mounting the container holder to a portion of the bicycle. The mating member is operatively coupled to the mounting member and is interdependently configured to inter-engage a corresponding reciprocal mating member of a container upon receipt of the container by the container holder to facilitate retention of the container by the container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: William Pennino
  • Publication number: 20120125962
    Abstract: A detachable accessory carrier for bicycle includes a fixed seat, a positioning member and a fastener. The fixed seat has a positioning portion and a fixing portion communicated mutually. The positioning member has an inserting portion that includes a propping portion corresponding to the fixing portion so that when the inserting portion of the positioning member is assembled to the positioning portion of the fixed seat, the fastener can be coupled with the fixing portion and abut against the propping portion of the positioning member, thereby attaching the detachable accessory carrier reliably to the frame tube of the bicycle. The detachable accessory carrier can be partially detached with only the fixed seat left on the frame tube of the bicycle. The fixed seat has a rim conforming to a periphery of the frame tube so it will not interfere with the cyclist's riding or scrape the cyclist's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120104063
    Abstract: An aerodynamic, hands free liquid containment system for mounting on to a bicycle handlebar and aerobars. The water bottle and the bottle cage are aerodynamically shaped and positioned between a rider's arms to eliminate turbulence and reduce drag on the bicycle and rider. The cage typically clips to both the aerobar extensions and the horizontal sections of the handlebars. The water bottle includes an opening for filling the container and another opening for receiving a flexible drinking tube. The opening for filling the container can be closed with a removable cover and includes a splash flap to avoid spilling of the reservoir contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Todd E. Sweigart
  • Publication number: 20120097722
    Abstract: A modular storage system for use with a bicycle can include a rail coupled to the top tube of the bicycle and at least two rigid compartments or modules releasably coupled to the rail. Each of the rigid compartments has an interior compartment accessible while a rider is riding the bicycle. Each of the rigid compartments can be shaped to have low aerodynamic drag. Each rigid compartment can be configured to hold at least one of a fluid container, food, bicycle repair implements, a replacement tube, and a replacement tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Joshua Kahan
  • Patent number: 8152011
    Abstract: An improved bottle, retaining device and associated elements for carrying items is disclosed. The retaining device is adapted for holding a container (or containers) or other items; the retaining device being adapted to affix the container by way of the retaining device to a person or a personal item so ready access is provided for the held container/item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Amphipod, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith S. Willows, June A. Angus, Antonio Del Rosario
  • Patent number: 8141728
    Abstract: An infant feeding system for feeding an infant seated especially in a car seat with the bottle sitting in a cup holder. The infant feeding system includes a bottle assembly including a bottle and a cap removably fastened to the bottle, and also includes a feeding assembly being positioned for transporting fluid therethrough from the bottle to an infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventors: Sarah J. Dahler, Nicholas J. Dahler
  • Publication number: 20120037677
    Abstract: A container holder for mounting onto a bicycle and for holding a container. The container holder having a receptacle for holding the container and attachment devices for mounting onto a frame or handle bars of a bicycle, particularly without tools. The holder is adapted to hold various bottles of liquid and containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Keith Edward Valiquette
  • Patent number: 8028876
    Abstract: A lockable glovebox cover unit is configured for mating engagement with a frame mounted on a motorcycle. The unit includes a rigid cover element presenting a front and back. Portions of the back extend outward. A locking apparatus is received through the cover and includes a rotatable latch on the back of the cover element. When the latch is placed in the locked position access to the interior of the glovebox is not possible. A keyhole is formed on the front of the cover element for access to the interior of the glovebox. Additionally, the cover unit may also be removed from the frame when unlocked. The cover element is preferably made of a synthetic resin. In particularly preferred embodiments the cover unit includes a metal flange affixed to lower portions on the back of the cover. The flange is adapted for mating, gripping engagement to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: James Carpenter
  • Patent number: 8025195
    Abstract: The energy gel pack clamping fixture is a device used for fixably securing multiple gel packs in a central and convenient location about the horizontal tube member just behind the handlebar stem of bicycles. The fixture includes a central rail flame having an arrangement of integrally molded compression gland grooves and mounting tabs on both ends where adjustable cable tie wraps secure the rail about the tube member. A gel pack is secured about the rail frame by positioning the tear-off tab over the gland depression such that the tearing axis lies along the lateral edge of the gland. A snap clamp piece is oriented and pressed about the top of the tear-off tab then forcibly inserted into the mating gland while deforming the tab in place. The snap clamp piece locks in place when deflectable insertion tab arms become seated beneath the lower edge of the rail flame receiving slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jason Anthony Robichaux, Bradley Keith Ward
  • Publication number: 20110147423
    Abstract: A bottle holder for holding a bottle. The bottle holder mechanically couples to an internal portion of the bottle to hold the bottle. The bottle holder may further coupled to a device operated by the user of the bottle, such as a bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Roy Serpell