Clip Or Hook Attaching Receiver To Support Means On Bearer Patents (Class 224/666)
  • Patent number: 10499724
    Abstract: A drywall knife holster includes a belt hook, a back member and a knife holder. The back member couples with the belt hook. The knife holder couples with the back member through an upwardly facing U-bend that biases a pinch region of the knife holder toward the back member. Inserting a drywall knife blade between the knife holder and the back member, and seating a leading edge of the drywall knife blade within the U-bend, causes the pinch region of the knife holder to urge a handle of the drywall knife into contact with the back member. The back member and the knife holder may form a holster portion that couples with the belt hook through a swiveling connector. The holster may continue past the pinch region to form a second drywall knife holder and/or a loop member to accommodate a different tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hyson
  • Patent number: 10368622
    Abstract: A glare shield includes a structure having an open face which is capable of fitting about a rear side surface of a mobile telephone. A plurality of apertures is configured to accommodate power jacks, earphone jacks, volume buttons, power switches, control switches, and such devices commonly associate with the mobile telephone. The glare shield is foldable and also incorporates a deployable stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Francis J. Eckert
  • Patent number: 10362856
    Abstract: A holster system including an elongated backer plate having a plurality of slots, a hinge that pivotally connects a first end of the backer plate to a first end of the cover plate, a resilient lock that releasably connects a second end of the backer plate to the second of the cover plate, an adjustable spacer located between the backer plate and cover plate, the cover plate, the hinge and resilient lock is adapted to accept a range of different sizes of belts worn by a human user and wherein the adjustable spacer may be inserted into any of the plurality of slots to accommodate the different sizes of belts and a police or military holster rotatably attached to the backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Siu Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 10292285
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a first case portion that may be adapted to surround at least a portion of a top device portion and a second case portion that may be adapted to surround at least a portion of a bottom device portion. The protective enclosure may also include a first hinge member coupled to a portion of the first case portion and a portion of the second case portion, and the first hinge member may pivot about a first hinge axis that is coaxially aligned with or parallel to a device hinge axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan J. Cavenagh, Jeremy L. Dennis, Cameron D. Magness, Lucas B. Weller, Hsiao Lu Sun
  • Patent number: 9826810
    Abstract: Small form-factor apparatus and methods for holding, securing, and accessing personal items normally carried on a keychain and in a wallet including, for example, keys, USB drive, bottle opener, driver's license, credit-cards, RFID cards and paper currency are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Left Field Design, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Singer
  • Patent number: 9821481
    Abstract: A saw sheath is provided which allows a saw to be inserted easily and smoothly, which prevents the inserted saw from easily falling out or rattling in the sheath, and which can suppress scraping-off of the inner wall by the blade tip of the saw caught by the inner wall. Storage structures of the saw sheath and a saw are also provided. The saw sheath (1) includes a flat sheath opening section (10) and a flat main sheath body (20), and a saw blade (41) is inserted into the main sheath body (20) via the sheath opening section (10). A pair of guide rollers (12) are provided at the entrance of the sheath opening section (10), on the left and right sides in the width direction of the entrance, and a grip penetration preventing section (15) is provided in the interior of the sheath opening section (10). The space from the guide rollers (12) to the grip penetration preventing section (15) constitutes an elastic grip-fitting space (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: U.M. KOGYO INC.
    Inventor: Shozo Miyawaki
  • Patent number: 9500440
    Abstract: An inside waistband holster includes a front panel comprising a waistband connector that holds a top side of the front panel at a waistline of a user's pants. The holster also includes a back panel attached to the front panel, such as along a bottom side of the back panel and the front panel and along lower sides of the back panel and the front panel. The front panel and the back panel define a pouch in which a firearm may in stored, and a top portion of the front panel is unattached to the back panel. The back panel includes a flap configured to extend over the front panel and to releasably connect to the waistband connector in a stored condition. The flap is also configured to be pulled upward such that the top portion of the front panel peels away from the back panel in an exposed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Turning Point Distribution, LLC
    Inventors: Cecil Wayne Gordon, David A. Foster
  • Patent number: 9033197
    Abstract: A spool holder and dispenser comprising a body fitted with a belt clip and two spool support arms extending from the body and defining between them a spool space, wherein at least one of said spool support arms is pivotal and spring biased towards said other spool support arm, and at least one of said spool support arms is fitted at its free end with a spool retention member; said spool support arms being displaceable between a retaining position wherein a tape is retained within the spool space, and a dispensing position wherein a tape is free to be discharged therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Nir Bar
  • Patent number: 9027750
    Abstract: A phone support device holds and supports a phone on or adjacent to a bed. The device includes a tray having a panel and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from a perimeter edge of the panel defining a receptacle such that the tray is configured for receiving a phone in the tray. A knob is coupled to and extends from a bottom surface of the panel. A clip having a pair of spaced arms selectively engageable to the knob wherein the clip is secures the tray to a sheet by positioning the sheet between the knob and the clip when the clip is engaged to the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 9027814
    Abstract: A holster for a mobile device case having a first predetermined configuration and a second predetermined configuration. The holster includes a base sized to releasably affix the mobile device case independent of whether the mobile device case is in the first predetermined configuration or the second predetermined configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: A.G. Findings & Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando Tages, Daniel Acero, Jorge Sotelo
  • Patent number: 9016531
    Abstract: A retractor carrying device for personal use has multiple components that allow for easy storage, deployment, and detachment of small items carried inside the device. In one embodiment, the device includes a carrying case having an interior cavity, a retractor assembly having an interior portion and an exterior portion joined to the carrying case, and an attachment assembly connected to the exterior portion so that the device may be connected to a user's belt or strap. A retractable tensile member is rotatably disposed within the interior portion and is moveable between a fully retracted position and an extended position. The device also includes an end fitting connected to the retractable tensile member that is adapted to releasably attach the small portable items. When the retractable tensile member is in the fully retracted position, the end fitting is configured to nest in a recess formed in the interior portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: West Coast Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Boake Paugh, Joshua R. Buesseler
  • Patent number: 9004333
    Abstract: Holders and cases for supporting portable handheld electronic devices, such as but not limited to iPhones®, IPODS®, IPADS™, cellular phones, smart phones and the like. The holders and cases protect a portable handheld electronics device holder with a built on bottle opener fixed to a rear face of the holders and cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Eat Dirt, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Monaco, John Santo, III
  • Patent number: 8985413
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for a clip-like device for attaching the head of a hammer or like tool to the belt which is being worn about the waist of a user. Various embodiments are shown wherein the clip may be attached to the head of the hammer in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Selsor
  • Patent number: 8985419
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a kit of parts, system and method for providing survival assistance in an emergency, the kit of parts includes a sealable container for storing emergency tools and materials therein, a lid that removably attaches to the sealable container, a collapsible band that, when expanded, slidably engages the exterior circumference of the sealable container and that, when collapsed, is stored within the sealable container, a carabiner that attaches to the collapsible band, a first reshaped paper clip that attaches to the collapsible band and edible material, a second reshaped paper cip that attaches to the collapsible band and an edible material and a wire saw that attaches to the collapsible band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: John T. Cowan
  • Patent number: 8931669
    Abstract: A belt clip for supporting a paint container from a user's waist belt while allowing the painter spill free freedom of movement and secure means for stowing a paint brush. The belt clip has an integral body configured to have an elongated back, a neck extending outward from the proximal end of the back, a head, and a magnet embedded in the head. The belt clip is configured to have a recessed channel for receiving the bail of the paint can and a separate integral hook part for supporting a paint container having a peripheral lip. The back is configured to allow the belt clip to pivot slightly side to side about the wearer thereby accommodating a limited range wearer movement. The magnet allows a user to secure a paint brush to belt clip so that the bush is oriented directly over the open paint can, thereby reducing inadvertent painting errors and messes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Antonio Bajuyo
  • Patent number: 8919629
    Abstract: A belt mountable tool lanyard device includes an enclosure having diametrically opposed first and second openings, a plurality of internal dividers within the enclosure forming a plurality of lanyard device chambers wherein each chamber has at least one chamber opening that faces in the same direction as one of the first and second openings and wherein at least one of the plurality of chambers has a second chamber opening diametrically opposed to the one chamber opening forming a belt receiving loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 8887977
    Abstract: A munitions carrier. The carrier securely retains a magazine and provides for rapid deployment of the magazine. The carrier is box-like and has one or more open ends. Four faces are sized and shaped to engage the four longitudinal faces of a magazine. The carrier has inside contours which can engage a complementary area of the outfeed end of a magazine. The carrier made from a material is flexible and has memory for returning to a configuration for retaining a magazine. At least two faces are discontiguous with each other and can be separated from each other. A retained magazine can be disengaged from the carrier and rapidly deployed if a multi-vectored force is applied to the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Ralph
  • Patent number: 8875965
    Abstract: A strap assembly is provided for securing personal containers. The strap assembly includes an elongated central strap body and first and second carabiners at opposing ends of the strap body. The strap assembly can further include an elongated secondary strap having a first end attached to the central strap body and a second end configured such that the second end can attach to either the first carabiner or the second carabiner interchangeably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Beth A. Corets
  • Patent number: 8857691
    Abstract: Holders for portable handheld electronic devices. An embodiment has a compartment on a backplate that allows both a retractable cord and headpiece to be stored inside when not used. A spring loaded rewinder automatically retracts the cord and headpiece into the compartment where a hinge attached lid hides and protects the cord and headpiece. The backplate can include an internal inwardly protruding prong that is attached to the cord so that sliding the portable device into the holder plugs the prong into a socket on the device, and sliding the device out removes the socket from the prong. Another embodiment has a portable handheld electronics device holder with a built on bottle opener and can tab opener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Eat Dirt, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Monaco, John Santo, III
  • Patent number: 8851350
    Abstract: A hands-free mount and a manufacturing method for a hanging structure thereof are disclosed. The hands-free mount includes a mount body and a hanging arm. The mount body is formed by a bottom shell and a top shell coupled mutually. The hanging arm includes a metal substrate and inner and outer coatings wrapping the metal substrate. The outer coating has a chamfered end located outside the bottom shell and inclined at an angle. The manufacturing method for the hanging structure of the hands-free mount uses an over-molding process to fully wrap the stainless steel core, so as to endow the hanging structure with good appearance and soft touch and prevent the product from rusting. Using the hanging structure as the hanging arm, the hands-free mount has improved firmness, appearance and touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Ping Liao
  • Patent number: 8827127
    Abstract: An arrangement for carrying or storing or transporting portable items for quick access by a user includes a magnetically assisted mechanical catch and carrying system which has a carrying unit with a cavity and a carried member with a protrusion that is received in the cavity. The carried member has a recess and the carrying unit has a movable latch that can be engaged into the recess for locking the carrier member in the cavity. Mutually magnetically attracting parts or materials are provided in or on the carrying unit and carried member for magnetically attracting the protrusion into the cavity. At least one or both of the latch and the protrusion are shaped to allow easy insertion of the protrusion into the cavity, or the latch may be manually pushed aside to allow insertion of the protrusion into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Rekuc, Cheung Shik Kui, David Edward Ringel, Grace Faye King, David Joseph Rekuc
  • Patent number: 8807412
    Abstract: A carrier system for carrying medical device accessories includes a first battery pouch to enclose at least a portion of a first battery and a garment to be worn about a torso. The garment including a plurality of accessory connection features adapted to allow for adjustable attachment of at least the first battery pouch and for adjustable attachment of a medical device controller that is electrically connected to a medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Thoratec Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Thomas, Thomas Orduna, Maximillian Gubbins, Edward Geiselhart, David C. Brown
  • Patent number: 8777170
    Abstract: Display article support systems and methods of using, interchangeable support clips, support elements and display boards for support of display articles such as dolls for display, transport and/or play are disclosed. A kit includes a variety of the interchangeable support clips and support elements included in a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Lenmark Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard M. Gilbert, Mark A. Presser
  • Patent number: 8770455
    Abstract: An adjustable belt mount includes a belt mount body and a generally L-shaped belt sizing insert. The belt mount body defines a belt aperture adapted to receive a belt therethrough, and first and second belt sizing slots being spaced and extending parallel to each other and communicating with the belt aperture. The belt mount body also includes a forward extension adapted to releasably connect an accessory thereto. The belt aperture is adapted to receive belts of various widths therethrough. The belt sizing insert is arranged in the belt aperture, and includes a planar portion carrying a retaining body extending from a first side thereof and releasably received by either of the first and second belt sizing slots, to accommodate belts of differing widths, and a delimiting portion extending generally perpendicular from a second side thereof. The delimiting portion can thereby form varying predetermined width passageways within the belt aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventor: Norman E. Clifton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8733603
    Abstract: An attachment assembly for a mobile device case is included. The attachment assembly includes a lock engagement element. A lock assembly is also included, the lock assembly being retainably insertable within the lock engagement element. A base having an opening there through is also included, the base being mountable to the mobile device case. The lock engagement element and the lock assembly cooperate to slideably and releasably affix the lock engagement element to the base within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: A.G. Findings & Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Fernando J. Tages
  • Patent number: 8714358
    Abstract: An earphone protector device includes top and bottom compartments partitioned by and releasably attachable to opposite sides of a central partition member. A passage through the partition member is sized for insertion of earphone cords, wherein the corresponding earphones are located on the top side of the partition member and the earphone plug is located on the bottom side of the partition member. When used in conjunction with a portable media player, the earphones and earphone plug may be extended through slots located on each corresponding compartment, thereby limiting the amount of slack in the earphone cords during use. In another embodiment of the device, the central partition member does not include a passage and the device may be used for separately storing complimenting articles in the two compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Béla Debitzky
  • Patent number: 8672201
    Abstract: A concealable handgun holster is disclosed with a handgun encasement supported within clothing of a wearer by one or more attachment clips, the attachment clips being hidden “in plain sight” by decorative features that deceive an observer into thinking the clips are decorations rather than part of a holster. In preferred embodiments, the holster is a hybrid holster with a handgun encasement formed by a leather sheet attached to a rigid plastic cover, preferably made of Kydex®. The clips can be plastic or metal, preferably steel, and can be attached to the encasement by rivets, screws, or any other suitable fastening means known in the art. Decoration of the attachment clips can be by shaping of the clips, perforation of the clips with decorative shapes, engraving on the clips, printing on the clips, and/or attachment of decorative items to the clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Craighead
  • Patent number: 8651352
    Abstract: A holster for a portable device is described. The holster includes a cleaning mechanism for cleaning a surface of a portable device while it is in the holster. The cleaning mechanism comprises a cleaning head movably coupled to a housing of the holster and positioned adjacent an interior surface of the holster; and an actuator coupled to the cleaning head and positioned on an exterior portion of the holster. Movement of the actuator moves the cleaning head, cleaning a portion of a surface of the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Martin Philippe
  • Patent number: 8631980
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for supporting a handheld electronic device including a holster and a clip. The holster defines a pocket for receiving a handheld electronic device and supporting the received handheld electronic device. The clip is coupled to the holster and is configured for movement between an open position and a gripping position and is biased towards the gripping position. In the open position, spacing is provided between the clip and the holster so as to receive an article. In the gripping position, the clip is disposed such that, when an article is disposed between the clip and the holster, the article is gripped by the clip against at least one gripping surface portion of the holster under the force effecting biasing of the clip towards the gripping position. When the clip is disposed in the gripping position, and a handheld electronic device is received and supported by the pocket, coupling of the handheld electronic device to the article is thereby effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Kasra Youssefi-Shams, Felipe Oliveira Simoes, Michael Xingyi Yu
  • Patent number: 8584916
    Abstract: A rotatable securing device for a tool box has a casing, a securing unit and a locking unit. The casing has a locking recess, the locking recess is provided with an opening at a middle area, and a plurality of engaging grooves and a first contacting face are evenly disposed on a circumference of the locking recess. The securing unit respectively has a supporting surface at an upper end and a lower end, and a fastening rib respectively disposed at two sides of the two supporting surfaces. The locking unit is a flat disk; the locking unit has an engaging face corresponding to the fastening rib, a plurality of positioning protrusions disposed on its edge, at least one the elastic slot adjacent to the positioning protrusion, and a second contacting face for in contact with the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Inno Designer International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 8579172
    Abstract: Holders for supporting portable handheld electronic devices, such as but not limited to iPhones®, IPODS®, IPADS™, cellular phones, and the like. Another embodiment has a portable handheld electronic device holder with a built on bottle opener, where the bottle opener in the outer face of a slightly raised box shape on the upper back of the case. The bottle opener can also be attached to a tab that slides in and out of the casing when needed. The bottle opener can include one or a pair of upwardly extending triangular tabs (with blunt tips) that can be used to pry open can tabs on soda and beer cans. A belt clip adapter can snapably fit into the bottle cap opener to allow the holder to attach to belts and pockets. A spring biased version also allows the belt clip adapter to be attachable detachable from the bottle cap opener holders. The belt clip adapter can include a bendable disc(s) to fit into the bottle cap opener, or into a keyhole slot on the back of a case holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Eat Dirt, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Monaco, John Santo, III
  • Patent number: 8567599
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device includes a main body configured to secure and protect the electronic device and one or more accessory-attachment nodes configured to be coupled to a case accessory. Example case accessories include shoulder straps, car headrest frames, wall-mounting frames, and the like. When the electronic device case is mated to the case accessory using the one or more accessory-attachment nodes, the electronic device may be securely positioned for transport and/or use. Further, the one or more accessory-attachment nodes may allow the case and, in particular, the electronic device coupled to the case, to be easily moved from one case accessory to another case accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: modulR LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Beatty, Michael Casto
  • Patent number: 8523029
    Abstract: An attachment mount for removably attaching articles to a MOLLE/PALS-compliant garment or the like. The mount is unitary with openings for affixing an article. A pair of resiliently compressible outer tines with a barb are compressed inwardly to be inserted through a pair of adjacent loops in a first horizontal webbing and then into a vertically-aligned pair of adjacent loops in a second webbing. Upon exiting the loops of the second webbing, the barbs spring outwardly to catch upon a lower edge at spaced stitched areas of the second webbing. Inner tines are directed overtop of the first webbing and into the same loops in the second webbing occupied by the outer tines, with the stitched area between the loops straddled by the inner tines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: 8508921
    Abstract: A housing assembly having a housing and a clip. The housing has a pair of raised ridge portions and a first locking portion formed between the pair of raised ridge portions. Each of the pair of raised ridge portions has an undercut side wall and the undercut side wall defines a sliding groove. Additionally, the pair of raised ridge portions has a first entrance port and a second entrance port at two ends thereof. The clip has an insertion portion, a bent portion and a clamp portion. The insertion portion has side edges for inserting within the pair of raised ridge portions through either of the first entrance port and the second entrance port and a second locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Su
  • Patent number: 8505788
    Abstract: The invention is an ergonomic detachable handle having a grip portion terminating at one end in a contoured band for carrying a paint container and associated brush. The contoured band has a cantilevered support portion with an upstanding peripheral edge for receiving the lip of a container. A spring biased retainer clip is mounted to the cantilevered support portion so that the slidable movement of the spring biased retainer clip traps the lip of the container between the upstanding peripheral edge of the cantilevered support portion and the spring biased retainer clip to securely hold the container to the grip portion of the handle. A shell housing dependent from the cantilevered support portion houses a permanent magnet in contact with the wall of the container to hold a painter's brush magnetically against the magnet on the inside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Richard R. Thibault
  • Patent number: 8499986
    Abstract: A quick-release arrangement for a hand-held device (30) comprising a belt clip (10) and an engagement element (20), wherein the belt clip is adapted to fit on a user's belt or waistband, the engagement element is attachable to a hand-held device, and the belt clip has a retaining portion (17, 18) shaped to slidably accept the engagement element to a limit point and to form an interference fit with the engagement element at said limit point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Hultafors Group AB
    Inventors: Jonathan Arnold Manley Knight, Barry Howard Lee
  • Patent number: 8496143
    Abstract: A coat or personal item carrier that is worn by a person is disclosed. An example of personal item carrier includes at least one elongated flexible strap, the elongated flexible strap having a first end, a second end, and a mid section, the first end and the second end each including a waist connector that is adapted for engaging the waist portion of the user's garment. A coat hook is attached to the elongated flexible strap at about the mid section of the elongated flexible strap so that the coat hook is positioned over the wearer's back when the elongated flexible strap is worn as disclosed. The coat hook or coat hooks are used to support personal items such as coats, purses, or other items that would otherwise have to be carried in the person's arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald L. Joseph
  • Patent number: 8490828
    Abstract: A package for product pieces includes a housing having a plurality of walls forming an interior adapter to hold a plurality of product pieces. The housing has a dispensing opening in communication with the interior. A resilient member is disposed in the housing interior and is adapted to urge the product pieces toward the dispensing opening. The housing has an aperture formed in one of the plurality of walls disposed adjacent the dispensing opening to permit the product piece to be engaged and moved out of the interior through the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Kaiser, Francis G. Schiro, Allen Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8485404
    Abstract: Holders for supporting portable handheld electronic devices, such as but not limited to iPhones®, IPODS®, IPADS™, cellular phones, and the like. An embodiment has an upper compartment on a backplate with sleeve edges that allow both a retractable cord and headpiece (earphones, headset) to be both stored inside when not being used. A spring loaded type rewinder on the backplate with sleeve edges automatically retracts both the cord and headpiece into the compartment where a hinge attached lid hides and protects both the cord and headpiece when not being used. The backplate with sleeve edges can include an internal inwardly protruding male prong that is attached to cord so that sliding the portable handheld electronic device into the sleeve edges plugs the prong into a female socket on the portable handheld electronics device, and sliding the device out removes the socket from about the male prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: My Innoventure, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Monaco, John Santo
  • Patent number: 8485406
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plate-shaped heating panel having connecting members fastened to each other by means of resin. The heating panel comprises upper and lower plates integrally formed to face each other so as to form an inner fluid pathway in which heating water flows, a plurality of connecting members, The holes are filled with a melted plastic resin, and the melted plastic resin is integrated with the connecting members by pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Otos Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Young Huh, William P. Gardner
  • Patent number: 8485405
    Abstract: A device for carrying an ammunition magazine has a band which encircles a conventional magazine and which has two downwardly extending plastic tabs. The two plastic tabs are spaced sidewardly to define an downwardly opening, downwardly extending gap, which permits the tabs to be received within openings in two adjacent loops presented by a standard MOLLE webbing on a Pouch Attachment Ladder System or PALS grid on a vest or other clothing item. The tabs are shaped to slide behind standard MOLLE webbing and engage the webbing to hold the magazine securely until the user grabs the magazine and pulls it away from the MOLLE webbing. The tabs are biased towards the magazine, and have a lower protrusion which engages beneath a belt, allowing the same device to be attached to a belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: LineWeight LLC
    Inventor: Caleb Clark Crye
  • Patent number: 8418309
    Abstract: A tray for paint or other coatings may be disposed on a horizontal surface and also may be suspended vertically, for example from the belt or waistband of a user. The tray is especially adapted to be used in a vertical orientation with a roller-type coating applicator, and comprises a front wall, back wall, oppositely disposed side walls and a bottom wall cooperating to define a coating receptacle, with the front wall, back wall, and side walls each having a top edge cooperating to define an open top of the coating receptacle. The tray is adapted to be suspended by a bracket at the side of a user, for example by the belt and/or waistband of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Williams
  • Publication number: 20130056368
    Abstract: The Ultimate Case provides a functional and stylish means for carrying and protecting an iPod device along with its accessories. The Ultimate Case protects the iPod while offering full access to the IPod's controls, screen and ports. The invention provides all necessary components for an iPod's accessories including retractable earphones, a standard plug in charger and a car charger adapter, and a belt clip and dashboard mount socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Edwardo Loredo
  • Patent number: 8356737
    Abstract: An identification apparatus and methods of use are presented. Embodiments include a loop of flexible material, having an exterior surface. Indicia, identifying an organization, is displayed on at least a portion of the exterior surface. A container is provided to store the loop of flexible material. Some embodiments couple the container with a belt or other article of clothing or clothing accessory. The loop of flexible material may be coupled with the container. The container may serve as an anchoring point for one or more methods of displaying the loop of flexible material. Some methods of use position the loop of flexible material over portions of a user's body. Some methods of use permit one hand operation of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Lessman
  • Patent number: 8356736
    Abstract: A gadget holding device for releasably holding a cell phone, an ipod or other similar gadget on a users clothing, belt or purse. The gadget holding device preferably comprising a clip, a D-ring, and a hanging interlock clasp, wherein the D-ring connects the clip to the hanging interlock clasp that permits the D-ring to rotate relative to the clip and the hanging interlock clasp to rotate and slide relative to D-ring. This configuration releasably holds a gadget and enables easy one-handed release from the gadget holding device. In this way, the gadget-holding device is a sleek, flat, lightweight, fashionable and ultimately inconspicuous way to carry a cell phone, music player or any other gadget on a person comfortably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Holly Musgrave
  • Patent number: 8333310
    Abstract: A clip assembly for a mobile device case. The clip assembly includes a base having an opening there through, the base is mountable to the mobile device case. An arm is also included having a projection disposable within the opening and a recess. The arm is rotatable about the base. A lock is also included, the lock is insertable into the recess to secure the arm to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: A.G. Findings & Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Fernando J. Tages
  • Publication number: 20120312852
    Abstract: A paddle holder is provided for a watersport article. The paddle holder includes a clothing element, an anchor, and a lanyard. The clothing element is configured to be integrated into a watersport article along a lateral location of a user elevationally between a supra-patellar region and an abdominal region. The anchor is affixed to the clothing element. The lanyard has a retention device and an adapter. The adapter is configured to affix to the anchor on the clothing element. The retention device is configured to mate and demate with a handle of a paddle to retain the paddle to the clothing element. A method is also provided for retaining a paddle with a watersport article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: John William Smalley
  • Patent number: 8322584
    Abstract: The support for cooling a container is a portable holder for a container of chewing tobacco that can be releasably attached to a vehicle air conditioner vent. The support includes a substantially circular front wall having at least one front rib formed on an inner face thereof. A semi-cylindrical sidewall extends peripherally from the inner face of the front wall, and at least one side rib is formed on an inner face thereof. A rear strap or wall extends across the sidewall, forming a pocket for holding the container. The rear wall is adapted for releasable attachment to the vent. In use, the at least one front rib and the at least one side rib space the container apart from the respective inner faces of the front wall and the sidewall to permit cool air to circulate around the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Dethmers
  • Patent number: 8302769
    Abstract: A protective case or mounting device for a portable digital media device includes a first and a second snap fit cavity adapted to receive and selectively retain a first and a second protrusion element, respectively, associated with any of various accessory mounting or position retention elements. Connection between respective protrusions and snap fit cavities is made by depressible insertion. A portable digital media device may thus be removably engaged to various positioning elements without requiring the device to be removed from a protective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Philips Electronics North America Corporation
    Inventor: Nathaniel B. Justiss
  • Publication number: 20120193386
    Abstract: My invention, Pac-a-poo, is a unisex bag that temporarily holds dog-waste in a secure sanitary place; it provides a dispenser compartment for disposable waste bags, it has extra outer storage for accessories such as gloves, a flashlight, tissues, a cell phone and any other accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Kelley A. McFarland