Bracket Patents (Class 224/441)
  • Patent number: 10726823
    Abstract: An adaptive electropneumatic horn system include an acoustic sound wave generator including an acoustic duct chambering system. The Acoustic sound wave generator receives compressed air remotely from a compressor member to produce sound and propagate the same externally. A horn mounting system enables ready attachment and fitment of the system to a remote consumer-desired location and is adaptive to constraining geometries and locations greatly spacing the acoustic sound wave generator from the compressor member, and as a result a plurality of fitment features provided in the horn mounting system allow positioning to a user's preference, within increased safety and reliability. An adaptive mounting bracket member additionally securely receives the air compressor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: WOLO MFG. CORP.
    Inventor: Stanley Solow
  • Patent number: 8998048
    Abstract: An electronic device holder on a bicycle may include a frame body and a standpipe connection seat, and the frame body is composed of a body, a clamping device, two rotation controls and the nip unit pressing as the combination. The standpipe connection seat is provided with a fine adjustment unit, and the fine adjustment unit, is located on the beam of the glove with the set of risers, and provided to assemble for the anchor of body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Pao-Kung Wu
  • Patent number: 8887975
    Abstract: A rail mounting apparatus comprising a specially configured rail mount which may be directly mounted to a variety of receivers including a firearm, a recreation vehicle such as, e.g., a bicycle, and the like. The apparatus further comprises a mounting assembly comprising a rail compatible mount and a rail compatible clamp, wherein the mounting assembly is received by the rail mount. The apparatus further comprises an adaptor assembly, wherein the adaptor assembly is received by the mounting assembly to secure the adaptor assembly to the rail mount, and wherein the adaptor assembly is specially configured to hold an accessory, wherein an exemplary accessory includes, for example, a flashlight, a GPS device, a camera, an I-pod, a phone, a water bottle, a water bottle cage, a bag, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Vincent M. Basile, Jennifer A. Basile
  • Publication number: 20140263508
    Abstract: A carrier apparatus is disclosed for attachment to a bicycle to carry a number of items including sporting good items. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a receptacle suspended from a fixed rear support and a movable front support. The receptacle includes a panel having a rear end connected to the rear support and a front end connected to the front support to cause the receptacle to be suspended therefrom. The apparatus includes a resilient member connecting the front support to the rear support, wherein the front support is tetheringly movable toward and away from the rear support to vary the opening and closing of the receptacle to receive and thereafter secure therein a plurality of differently sized items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: R2 DESIGN LAB, INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Jack, Ryan D. Jack
  • 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: 8651350
    Abstract: A bicycle accessory mounting structure is provided with a base member and a first stem member. The first stem member includes a mounting opening. The base member includes an accessory attachment portion and a mounting portion. The base member extends through the mounting opening. The base member is slidably supported on the first stem member within the mounting opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Takumi Onogi
  • Patent number: 8596506
    Abstract: An adapting apparatus for mounting an accessory equipment on a bicycle is disclosed. The adapting apparatus comprises: a base having a mounting mechanism, a securing mechanism and a lock; an adaptor detachably mounted to the mounting mechanism of the base, the adaptor having an adapting mechanism for connecting to an accessory equipment; and a securing member detachably connected to the base through the securing mechanism and fastened to a portion of a bicycle; wherein, the lock, the mounting mechanism and the adaptor being configured such that the adaptor can be detached from the mounting mechanism only when the lock is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sinox Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Fang Yu, Mao-Yi Chen, Kuan-Chien Chen, Wen-Chun Cheng
  • Patent number: 8579169
    Abstract: A mounting system for removably mounting an accessory on a fender of a motorcycle includes a mounting bracket, mounting tab, and latch. The mounting bracket is configured to be mounted on the fender. The mounting bracket includes a base plate, cover plate, standoff, mounting slot, upper recess and lower recess. The base plate is disposed upon the fender. The cover plate is configured to cover a portion of the base plate. The standoff is sandwiched between the base plate and the cover plate. The mounting slot is disposed between the base plate and the cover plate. The mounting slot is generated by the standoff being disposed between the base plate and cover plate. The upper recess is disposed at an upper edge of the mounting bracket between the base plate and the cover plate. The lower recess is disposed at a lower edge of the mounting bracket between the base plate and the cover plate. The mounting tab is configured to mate with the mounting slot. The mounting tab is affixed to a first accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Indian Motorcycle Company
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Racz, Bryce Thomas Metcalf
  • Patent number: 8499989
    Abstract: A motorcycle mounted helmet carrier device includes a pair of linear support members each having first and second ends, each support member with a helmet receiving support plate member at the first end thereof. A linear connecting rod member is secured at each end to one linear support member to maintain the pair of support members in parallel register. The second end of each linear support member attaches to a motorcycle. Each linear support member includes at least one aperture adjacent the helmet receiving support plate at the first end thereof. Each linear support member with aperture therein is adapted for locking a helmet supported upright upon the support plate to the linear support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Michael A. Ory
  • Publication number: 20130020786
    Abstract: An accessory for attachment to a wheeled vehicle such as a bicycle includes a body portion and a mounting portion. The mounting portion has a V-shaped groove for receiving a wide range of shapes and sizes of frame tubing, wheel hubs, and the like. The groove has first and second portions separated by a notch to engage curved tubing with at least two contacts. A pair of cable ties secures the accessory to the tubing or the hub. A plurality of interchangeable mounting portions can be provided for mounting the accessory to the bicycle in different orientations. When a light is secured to a wheel, the accessory can be a battery holder secured to the hub on an opposite side of the hub from the light to offset weight of the light. The wheel can be balanced with proper radial positioning of the light and the battery holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Dan Goldwater
  • Publication number: 20130015219
    Abstract: Portable lock mounting assemblies including straps or connectors for securing each assembly to a bicycle or the like. Each mounting assembly having a structure defining a retaining assembly to securely retain a lock and easily release the lock from the mounting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Robert David Zuraski, Daniel Hugh Kindstrand, Donald H. Warren, John D. Fiegener, David Bruce Miller
  • Patent number: 8240528
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a unique and novel universal vehicle accessory mounting device which attaches to either a left hand or right hand control body of a vehicle handlebar, and permits various orientations for attachment of multiple accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Ted A. Barnes
  • Publication number: 20120187170
    Abstract: An improved structure of ring buckle of bicycle saddle bag is provided for easily mounting a saddle bag to a bicycle saddle, including a saddle bag, a mounting strap or a mounting pad, and a fastening strap. The fastening strap is wrapped around to form a ring buckle for coupling with a seat tube of a bicycle saddle. The mounting strap or the mounting pad is mounted to a front side of the saddle bag so as to form an extend-through section on the front side of the saddle bag. The fastening strap is partially received in the extend-through section so that the ring buckle formed by the fastening strap is movable up and down on the front side of the saddle bag to adjust the mounting angle of the ring buckle for protecting stretching and deformation of the saddle bag caused by improper mounting angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: KUO-PING HO
  • Patent number: 8162191
    Abstract: A bicycle battery holder for retaining a battery is basically provided with a bracket member, an engaging member and a lever member. The engaging member is movably mounted to the bracket member and configured to selectively retain the battery to the bracket. The lever member is movably mounted to the bracket member and operatively coupled to the engaging member to move the engaging member in a first direction with respect to the bracket member when the lever member is moved from a first lever position to a second lever position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Toshio Tetsuka, Fumiaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8109423
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a quick-connect structure for a bicycle saddle, particularly for removably mounting an accessory, such as a tool kit or the like, to the saddle. The saddle has at least one load-bearing body to be attached to a bicycle frame. The quick-connect structure comprises at least one male member that may be snap-fitted in a corresponding female member. The male member and the female member are associated either to the saddle or to the accessory. Preferably, one of the male member and the female member is integrally and monolithically formed in the body of the saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Selle Royal S.p.A.
    Inventor: Barbara Bigolin
  • Patent number: 7992750
    Abstract: A wheel mount for storing and transporting a wheel, such as a spare bicycle wheel, is disclosed. The wheel mount is preferably substantially smaller that the wheel and attaches to an automobile or an automobile-mounted transportation rack. In one embodiment, the wheel mount attaches to a truck bed railing and has a slot for accepting a portion of an axle of a bicycle wheel, the slot restricting at least some movement of the bicycle wheel. In some embodiments, a cam mechanism common to many bicycle wheel axles can be engaged to further restrict movement of the bicycle wheel while it is in the wheel mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Lee Walker
  • Publication number: 20110147424
    Abstract: An object is provided with a cavity for cooperating with a bracket. The bracket is mounted to a vehicle. The bracket has a first surface and side surfaces. The object cavity has a second surface and side surfaces. The bracket is designed to be received by and seated in the object cavity. Once the bracket is seated in the cavity, the object can move in one degree of freedom to unseat from the bracket. The bracket and the object have a magnetic pair, the components of which are arranged so as to attract each other when the bracket is located inside of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Gregory M. Brown, Robert A. Kondilas
  • Patent number: 7870985
    Abstract: A carrying apparatus for a cycle-type vehicle comprises a pair of object carriers releasably mountable on corresponding transverse sides of the cycle, a pair of upper support members which extend transversely between the cycle and the object carriers to support upper portions of the object carriers, and, a pair of lower support members which extend transversely between the cycle and the object carriers to support lower portions of the object carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventors: Steven Mark King, Glen Andrew Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100327034
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for hanging bags on a bicycle (124, 127), wherein the arrangement has at least one plate-like element (61), fastening means (121) for fastening the plate-like element (61) to the bicycle (124, 127) such that, in a fastened state, the plate-like element (61) extends from the top downwards to the side of a wheel (125) of the bicycle (124, 127), and holding means (5) for holding a bag, wherein the holding means (5) are arranged in the region of the upper end of the plate-like element (61) or thereabove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Darius Matthew Hajiani
  • Patent number: 7503573
    Abstract: A carrier device that is adapted to be attached to a bicycle or other transport vehicle for transporting preferably a skateboard or other equipment. One portion of the carrier device such as a clamp member can be connected to a bicycle, preferably the handlebar thereof. A skateboard is securely and firmly connected to a board rack or bracket of the carrier device by a securing mechanism. The board bracket can accommodate skateboards of numerous sizes or widths. In a preferred embodiment, the carrier device and skateboard are mounted so that balance of the bicycle is maintained and the rider's hands remain free to control the handlebar of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph P. Finlaw, Thomas M. Finlaw
  • Publication number: 20090039127
    Abstract: A bicycle accessory container constructed to be supported generally under a seat of a bicycle. The container includes a pair of sidewalls that generally enclose a cavity. A severable closure is attached to the sidewalls and allows the cavity to be selectively enclosed or exposed to atmosphere. A securing member is secured to one or both of the sidewalls within the cavity and is deformable between a first orientation wherein the securing member will pass freely between adjacent seat brackets and a second orientation wherein the securing member will not pass freely through the space between the seat brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel Dacko
  • Publication number: 20090032561
    Abstract: An accessory mounting system having a body for being removably engaged with a supporting structure. The body includes a pliable strap for securing the body to a variety of profiles. An operator is connected to the body and configured to engage the strap such that a portion of the strap removably engages the body. A cap portion is rotatably connected to the body and is configured to removably engage an accessory. Another operator interacts with the accessory such that the accessory can be selectively secured to the supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel Dacko
  • Patent number: 7290690
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for securing one or a pair of article holders to a land or sea craft to facilitate the carrying of articles on the craft; the mounting bracket comprising a non-circular body with opposing flat surfaces and threaded holes extending centrally through the body; a V-notch at one end of the body extending into one flat face and holes through the body at opposite sides of the V-notch and a threaded bore in the end of the body remote from the V-notch; the threaded bores being adapted to reserve a shank of an article holder; and a channel member to fit co-operably over the non-circular body and to hold a pair of spaced apart article holders, while being secured to the body member by a bolt threaded into the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Stearns, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis H. Hancock
  • Patent number: 7234619
    Abstract: An accessory strip for a vehicle having a bracket secured to a track at select locations. The bracket includes a cam on an inner end that is received by a cam lock bar. The cam is movable within the track to selected positions where it may be locked in place. The bracket may include a dovetail socket to which articles may be secured by means of a dovetail plug and also may include a hook on which articles may be hung by means of flexible handles, or the like. The accessory strip assembly may be attached to an interior wall or may be formed as an integral track on an interior wall or seat back of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Hicks, Jeffrey A. Kempf, James M. Hutek
  • Patent number: 7216789
    Abstract: A steering wheel workstation support is provided for mounting a laptop computer. The steering wheel workstation support contains a support portion with a lip, a hook arrangement, and a standoff member integrally formed from a single piece of material. The support portion lip secures the laptop base. The hook arrangement attaches the workstation support to the steering wheel. The standoff member, located on the back of the support portion, causes the lower end of the support portion to be displaced from a lower part of the steering wheel so as to present the laptop keyboard and display at ergonomically desirable angles. In addition, the workstation support may be placed on a horizontal surface so as to present the laptop display to viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Robert A. Caradimos
  • Patent number: 7066363
    Abstract: The specification and drawings describe and show the present invention in the form of a tray designed to accommodate the snug installation of an associated or desired cooler. The tray is further designed to be installed on the steering column of a vehicle, such as a golf cart vehicle. Optionally, the upstanding side walls and front wall of the tray portion can have drink holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Pierre G. A. Lecoq
  • Patent number: 6974059
    Abstract: A mounting system designed to mount a luggage piece to the gas tank of a motorcycle. It consists of two separate pieces. A ring includes a push-pin cylinder lock affixed perpendicular to the rings side, extending the locks retractable lock pin beyond the inner wall of the ring when actuated. Additionally, pins inserted through the wall of the ring protrude beyond the edge of the rings inner surface to the inside and provide the interface attachment point for the press fit collar that comprises the other half of the mount system. A similar diameter collar is affixed to the bottom of the luggage piece. This collar is of a diameter that provides for a press fit of the collar inside the lock ring. Slots are cut into the side of this collar for the purpose of engaging the pins protruding to the inside of the lock ring. An additional cut out in the side of the collar provides for insertion of the push-pin locks retractable lock pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Leslie K. Alderman
  • Patent number: 6843456
    Abstract: An article holder includes a body member, a clamping member pivotally mounted on the body member and a holding member for holding the article. The holding member may include an arcuate surface and a flexible member for holding a cylindrical article, such as a water bottle, against the arcuate surface. Alternately, the holding member may include an open-top box for holding articles. The body member may include a structure for removably attaching different holding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Zoya Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 6749096
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of retaining a beach chair (or other object having metal tubing) on a bicycle (or other wheeled vehicle). The apparatus includes a metal plate, having a hole in its middle, at which it is attached to a bolt extending from the axle of the rear wheel of the bicycle or other vehicle. At one end of the plate is a metallic cylindrical clamp with an interior lining of rubber (or other elastic material). The aluminum tubing of a beach chair may be retained in the cylindrical clamp, to carry the beach chair on the vehicle. The cylindrical clamp has two longitudinal sections, that may opened and securely closed using a lever. There is a notch at the other end of the plate, by which it may be retained on the frame of the bicycle or other vehicle, to prevent it from turning on the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: John Louis Manos
  • Patent number: 6422442
    Abstract: A U-lock holder for stowing a U-lock on a bicycle frame. The holder comprises a brace for connection to a leg of the U-lock, and a bracket for connection to a part of the bicycle frame. The brace and the bracket are adapted for engagement and disengagement with and from each other. The brace includes a collar, a tongue, and opposed intermediate articulations between the collar and the tongue. The bracket includes a mount, a channel, a saddle, and opposed intermediate guides between the channel and the saddle. The collar is adapted to receive and to be affixed to a leg of the U-lock. The mount is adapted to abut against the bicycle frame. A strap tightly affixes the bracket to the bicycle frame. Mating of the brace and the bracket effect simultaneous engagement of (1) the tongue and the articulations of the brace, and (2) the channel and the guides of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Kryptonite Corporation
    Inventors: Cornelius McDaid, John D. Fiegener, Robert D. Zuraski
  • Publication number: 20020014506
    Abstract: A storage container includes an attachment device for detachably mounting the storage container to a utility vehicle. The attachment device includes a mounting bar and a pair of bolts or support elements. The mounting bar projects rearwardly from a rear wall, and includes a vertically extending mounting bores. The bolts projects rearwardly from the rear wall of the container by an adjustable distance. In order to mount the storage container to the front of the vehicle, the mounting bar is inserted into jaw-like hitch recess of a towing attachment of vehicle. A pin is inserted through vertical bores of the towing attachment and through the mounting bore of the mounting bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventor: Michael Teich
  • Patent number: 5664715
    Abstract: A luggage carrier assembly including a luggage carrier and a pair of latching mechanisms mounted on the luggage carrier for securing the luggage carrier to a motorcycle mount upon movement of the luggage carrier toward the mount. The luggage carrier includes a pair of side plates each having a recess engageable with the mount, and the latching mechanisms each include a latch member pivotally mounted on the side plates movable relative to the side plates between an unlatched position, in which the recesses are engageable and disengageable with the mount, and a latched position, in which the recess is held in engagement with the mount. The luggage carrier further includes a locking member movable relative to the latch member between an unlocked position, in which the latch member is movable between the latched and unlatched positions, and a locked position, in which the latch member is held in the latched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
    Inventors: Donald Michael Gogan, Stephen Lloyd Galbraith, Geoffrey Thomas Williams
  • Patent number: 5655695
    Abstract: A bicycle racket holder attachable to a bicycle frame which has a rigid shell for receiving the racket. The shell has two halves which are connected by a hinge. An adapter plate or adapter frame is firmly affixed to a bicycle frame. The shell can be attached to or removed from the adapter plate or frame only with the shell in the open position. With the shell closed and locked, the shell cannot be removed from the adapter plate or frame thus securing it and the racket to the bicycle. The shell can selectively be removed and used as a protective carrying case for the racket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Eitam Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Anderson, Theoplis Jarvis
  • Patent number: 5603440
    Abstract: The framework of a parcel carrier for bicycles is fashioned from lightweight metal rods of plain round section. The framework has a rectangular top frame-formed of two lateral members, a forward transverse member and a rear transverse member, and, extending downward and convergently from the forward and rear ends of the lateral members, respective pairs of forward members and rear members connected to one another at the bottom ends thereof and securable to the usual bottom anchorages afforded by a bicycle frame. The rectangular top frame is the peripheral member of a shelf which incorporates two further members within the top frame. These members are secured at their forwardmost ends to the middle of the forward transverse member, which coincides with the top anchorage and extend rearwards symmetrically and divergently to terminate at rear ends positioned adjacent and secured to the rear ends of-the lateral members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: F.LLi Barro Giovanni & Luigi S.r.l.
    Inventor: Marino Barro