Two Or More Separate Carriers Used Together Patents (Class 224/442)
  • Patent number: 10821906
    Abstract: A method for supporting a surfboard during vehicular transport includes positioning an apparatus in a backseat of a convertible such that the apparatus stands on each of two seats of the backset; using seatbelts in the backset of the convertible, securing the apparatus against backs of the seats; with the top of the convertible down, positioning the surfboard onto a top of a frame of a windshield of the convertible while positioning the surfboard onto a platform of the apparatus; and securing the surfboard to the platform using one or more straps. The surfboard is supported on the convertible by the windshield frame and by the platform of the apparatus that has been stood up in the backseat of the convertible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hensler Imagineering, LLC
    Inventors: Morgan Layne Hensler, Robert Sean Hensler, Raeshon Lamont McNeil
  • Patent number: 9464928
    Abstract: Disclosed is a holder for holding a liquid, which includes a supply chamber with a bottom surface, a peripheral wall standing from the peripheral edge of the bottom surface and a closing upper surface, wherein a passage opening is arranged close to or in the upper surface; a dosing chamber arranged on the passage opening of the supply chamber, wherein the dosing chamber further comprises a pouring opening for pouring the liquid out of the dosing chamber; and a closure for closing either the pouring opening or the passage opening as desired. At least a part of the dosing chamber extends below the level of the passage opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Bark Innovations B.V.
    Inventor: Edward Hendrik Debski
  • Patent number: 9115887
    Abstract: An illuminated water bottle cage includes a holder base having a light transmission section and a lighting device. The holder base includes a coupling portion able to be mounted to a bicycle. The holder base includes a receiving space extending along a longitudinal axis of the holder base to receive a water bottle. The light transmission section includes an incident portion and a light guiding portion. The lighting device is mounted in the light transmission section. A light source of the lighting device is projected onto the incident portion, allowing light beams projected onto the incident portion to be transmitted to the light guiding portion, and diffusing the light source of the lighting device to the light transmission section to achieve the effect of diffusing the light source of the lighting device, the light scattering area can effectively be increased to enhance the function of nighttime warning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 8459517
    Abstract: A motorcycle passenger backrest has a generally U-shaped or V-shaped backrest frame that is configured for connection to a mounting bracket on the motorcycle. The inner surface of the backrest frame is configured with a recessed space having a base surface and a side surface that extends from the base surface at an angle. A carrier frame configured to fit within the recessed space is pivotally mounted to each leg of the backrest frame. The carrier frame is movable between an up, stored position, with the carrier frame in contact with the base surface of the recessed space, and a down, carrier position, with the carrier frame pivoted away from the backrest frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kuryakyn Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher D. Lindloff
  • Publication number: 20080041902
    Abstract: A motorcycle golf bag carrier includes an upper mounting attached to a motorcycle toward a rear end of a motorcycle, and a lower mounting attached below the upper mounting and toward a front of the motorcycle relative to the upper mounting. An upper golf bag support is provided that has a strap for securing an upper portion of a golf bag to the upper golf bag support. The upper golf bag support being removably mounted on the lower mounting. A lower golf bag support is provided that has a strap for securing a lower portion of the golf bag to the lower golf bag support. The lower golf bag support is removably mounted on the lower mounting, such that a golf bag supported by the upper bag support and the lower bag support is supported in an angular orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Troy J. WANCHULAK
  • Patent number: 7207470
    Abstract: A two-wheeled motor vehicle includes a saddle bag stay fixed to a vehicle body frame assembly. A saddle bag is detachably mounted to the saddle bag stay, while providing for the prevention of burglary. The saddle bag stay is provided with a locking shaft section and a locking portion, and the saddle bag is provided with a locking device switchable between the engagement and disengagement with and from the locking portion, a key-operated device for operating the locking device in a direction to release the engagement with the locking portion in response to a key operation, and an engaging portion disengageably engaging with the locking shaft section, so that it cannot be disengaged in a state in which the locking device is in engagement with the locking portion and it can be disengaged in a state in which the locking device is out of engagement with the locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Access Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Akita, Kazumichi Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7077302
    Abstract: An apparatus attaches a first object to a second object in a manner that the first object can be located in a desired orientation with respect to the second object. The apparatus includes an engaging member detachably mounted to the second object, e.g., a bicycle handlebar. The apparatus further includes a fixing member to which the first object, e.g., a headlamp of a bicycle or cellular phone bag is attached. The headlamp or cellular phone bag can be mounted to the engaging member in a desired orientation. The engaging member remains on the handlebar when reattaching the headlamp or cellular phone bag to the engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 6902089
    Abstract: A tool bracket for elongated tools. The tool bracket includes a mounting base having a mechanism for attaching to an external structure, a forked tool holder rotatably coupled to the mounting base and having pair of interconnected tines projecting from a neck portion, and a resilient biasing member coupled between the mounting base and the forked tool holder for urging relative rotation between the forked tool holder and the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Publication number: 20040020954
    Abstract: An offset utility holding device configured to be attached to a cargo rack of a vehicle and to carry elongated objects includes a support base for attachment to a cargo rack of a vehicle, an offset mounting stem extending upwardly from the support base at an incline, and a holding member disposed atop the offset mounting stem. The holding member includes a “U”-shaped containment area having two upright arms which are open at the top for receiving an elongate object therein. The offset mounting stem places the holding member away from a cargo space directly above the cargo rack, such that the elongate object does not interfere with the cargo space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: George D. Gates, Travis D. Gates
  • Patent number: 6543660
    Abstract: A bicycle accessory transport system having two stacked structures is disclosed. The structures are adapted to receive an accessory item such as a water bottle, a battery, or a repair kit and to hold such item securely and safely during a bike ride. The two structures are attached to each other in such a way that the back of the upper one is in contact with the front of the lower one, while the back of the lower one is attached to a suitable place on a bike frame. An item being inserted into the lower structure is guided into place by the back of the upper structure. In one embodiment of the invention, the spacing between the two structures may be varied by the user due to the presence of a pivot or other adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventors: Allen C. Young, Paige E. Young
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6401997
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fluid storage and delivery system for bicyclists. In the preferred embodiment, the fluid is contained in a collapsible fluid container adapted to be removably inserted within the sides of a first support bracket mounted to the bicycle down tube frame member and a second support bracket mounted to the seat tube frame member. A conduit for delivering liquid to a cyclist extends from an inlet end within the fluid container to an outlet end accessible to the cyclist and may include a check valve at its inlet end. The conduit may also include a disconnection means to allow the conduit to be disconnected at the outlet side of the fluid container. Preferably the disconnection means is a quick disconnect tube connector with a flow shut-off capability oriented at the inlet side of the connection, so as to provide a seal against leakage from the fluid container when the connectors are disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: E. Thomas Smerdon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6321961
    Abstract: A bicycle retention bracket system includes a bracket having an open loop end for attachment to a bicycle and a clasping end having a U-shaped seat surrounded by a living hinge clamping mechanism for releasably clasping an article, such as the locking mechanism of a bicycle lock. The article to be secured has at least one semi-circular trough for guiding and securing the lock in the U-shaped seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Kryptonite Corporation
    Inventors: Cornelius McDaid, John D. Fiegener, Peter Zane
  • Patent number: 6227426
    Abstract: A carrier includes supports that attach to opposite sides of the axle of a steerable wheel. Extending generally vertically from the supports are cylindrical tubes that accommodate long and narrow cargo such as baseball and softball bats. The tubes are held near the top by a first bracket extending between them. A second bracket is attached to the first through an elongated slot, and secures the first bracket to the vehicle, for example, at the steering column. The carriers extend vertically beyond the first bracket and so provide support for baseball and softball gloves and mitts. A ball container is suspended from the first bracket between the tubes. When the steering column and steerable wheel are rotated, the carrier rotates also, thereby preventing interference between the carrier and the transportation device. While the invention has application with other transportation devices, particular synergy is found when the inventive carrier is used in combination with a bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventors: Martin T. Martin, Eleanor L. Martin, Dolly R. Martin
  • Patent number: 5961015
    Abstract: An umbrella support attachment for a bicycle is provided which comprises a distal portion support member including a fastening portion to be attached to a seat stay of the bicycle and a support portion for supporting a distal portion of the umbrella, and a proximal portion support member including a fastening portion to be attached to a frame bar of the bicycle and a clipping portion for supporting a proximal portion of the umbrella. The umbrella support attachment is effective to carry an elongate object such as an umbrella on a bicycle without interfering with the operation of the bicycle and smooth movement of movable components of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: MAC Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 5762249
    Abstract: Saddlebag support bars and mounting plates for supporting saddlebags on a motorcycle. The mounting plates are flat members with a first end having a reduced thickness to cooperate with the bracket of a motorcycle backrest. The mounting brackets include a pair of bolt-receiving mounting holes for mounting the support bars, one of which has a cut-out area on its underside to receive the head of a mounting plate attachment bolt. The support bar includes a modified U-shape projecting rearwardly and outwardly from a respective support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: Eric S. Hann