At Least One End Of The Loop Being Releasable Patents (Class 224/675)
  • Patent number: 10571221
    Abstract: Holsters have a body defining a pistol receptacle, the body having a medially-facing first major surface configured to face toward a wearer, a laterally-facing second major surface configured to face away from the wearer, a first belt passage associated with the first major surface and adapted to receive a wearer's belt with a portion of the belt between a major portion of the body, a belt loop receptacle associated with the second major surface, a belt loop element configured to be removably received by the belt loop receptacle, the belt loop element including a fastener having a fastened condition and an unfastened condition, and the fastener adapted to secure the belt loop element in a closed loop when in the fastened condition to encompass a wearer's belt with the body between the belt and the wearer, and to enable insertion and removal of a belt when in an unfastened condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GUNHIDE PROPERTIES, LLC
    Inventor: Gene DeSantis
  • Patent number: 10034536
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to load carrier systems and associated manufacturing methods. In one embodiment, a load carrier system can include a unitary piece of material. The unitary piece of material can include a body portion comprising a first face side, an opposing face side, a first peripheral edge and an opposing second peripheral edge; and one or more straps comprising a respective extended end, wherein the straps are an integral part of the body portion; wherein the one or more straps are folded over onto the first face side adjacent to the first peripheral edge; and wherein at least one respective end of the one or more straps is fastened to the opposing second peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BLUE FORCE GEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hilliard, Ashley A. Burnsed, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9750331
    Abstract: An integrated modular attachment system for releasably attaching an object to a garment. The garment may include one or more loops. The object includes a base member, a foldable flap attached to the base member, a first wing member extending from a first side of the base member and a second wing member extending from a second side of the base member. To secure the object to the garment, the foldable flap is arranged in downward position and inserted through at least one of the loops of the garment. The first wing member is folded into a position which overlaps a portion of the foldable flap and is removably secured to the foldable flap. The second wing member is then folded over to overlap the first wing member and is removably secured to at least the first wing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: 5 Seas Engineering & Trading LLC
    Inventor: John W. Carver
  • Patent number: 9737129
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to load carrier systems and associated manufacturing methods. In one embodiment, a load carrier system can include a unitary piece of material. The unitary piece of material can include a body portion comprising a first face side, an opposing face side, a first peripheral edge and an opposing second peripheral edge; and one or more straps comprising a respective extended end, wherein the straps are an integral part of the body portion; wherein the one or more straps are folded over onto the first face side adjacent to the first peripheral edge; and wherein at least one respective end of the one or more straps is fastened to the opposing second peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BLUE FORCE GEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hilliard, Ashley A. Burnsed, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9427069
    Abstract: A drill holster including a base member, a sheath coupled to the base member forming a pocket with the base member for receiving a portable drill, and a securing mechanism for retaining a drill in the pocket, the securing mechanism being coupled to the exterior surface of the sheath and including an elastomeric member forming a loop, the elastomeric member being stretchable from a neutral, at rest, position where the elastomeric member is positioned and located below the top portion of the pocket to a secured position engaging at least a portion of a drill positioned within the pocket, and wherein the perimeter of the elastomeric member when in its secured position is greater than the perimeter of such member when in its neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ATLAS 46, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Carver, Keith Ericson
  • Patent number: 9295319
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to load carrier systems and associated manufacturing methods. In one embodiment, a load carrier system can include a unitary piece of material. The unitary piece of material can include a body portion comprising a first face side, an opposing face side, a first peripheral edge and an opposing second peripheral edge; and one or more straps comprising a respective extended end, wherein the straps are an integral part of the body portion; wherein the one or more straps are folded over onto the first face side adjacent to the first peripheral edge; and wherein at least one respective end of the one or more straps is fastened to the opposing second peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: BLUE FORCE GEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hilliard, Ashley A. Burnsed, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8931673
    Abstract: A reversible attachment device comprises a reversible hanger having a piece of hook material on a first side and a piece of loop material on a second side and may optionally be assembled with either side facing an accessory holder. Embodiments of a reversible attachment stabilize and distribute loads from objects in accessory holders. By selecting which side of the reversible hanger faces the accessory adapter, an accessory holder may be suspended from a load-carrying structure having either loop material or hook material. In some embodiments, the hook material and loop material are formed into a sleeve which fits slidably around the reversible hanger. Alternative assembly configurations for an embodiment provide for a range of height adjustment between an accessory holder and a load-carrying structure. Some embodiments include an accessory holder with a reversible attachment device. Other embodiments include a duty belt or other load-carrying structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Nathaniel D. Stevens, IV
  • Patent number: 8899458
    Abstract: A holder for carrying cell phones and other small items is arranged to attach to a belt or other strap, or to a belt loop. The holder is of simple construction, including an elongated backing member and a cover that is attached to the bottom region of the backing member to form a pocket or holster that is open at the top. The backing member is divided near its upper end by a fold to form a first flap and a generally rectangular opening through the backing member, sized and shaped to accommodate a belt loop, is placed adjacent to and below the fold. A second flap is attached to the backing member at a location adjacent to and below the opening and is arranged to fold upwardly to cover the opening and to form a channel for a belt or other strap. The second flap is secured in that position by folding down the first flap and securing it to the second flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Troy A. Heien, Robert Skophammer
  • Publication number: 20140263521
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable article carrier for carrying and securing portable articles such as mobile phones, cameras, radios, tools, and water bottles; where the device can be secured to a belt, strap, or harness that is optionally worn by a wearer. The portable article carrier can be assembled from a folded flexible strap member and a loop member. The loop member can be flexible, non-flexible, or elastic. The portable article carrier can be configured to present a seamless surface to the portable article in order to minimize surface damage or wear to the portable article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SIMPLE BE LLC
    Inventor: Brett Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8720762
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to load carrier systems and associated manufacturing methods. In one embodiment, a load carrier system can include a unitary piece of material. The unitary piece of material can include a body portion comprising a first face side, an opposing face side, a first peripheral edge and an opposing second peripheral edge; and one or more straps comprising a respective extended end, wherein the straps are an integral part of the body portion; wherein the one or more straps are folded over onto the first face side adjacent to the first peripheral edge; and wherein at least one respective end of the one or more straps is fastened to the opposing second peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Blue Force Gear, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hilliard, Ashley A. Burnsed, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8695171
    Abstract: A quick release apparatus for rapid disconnection of a waist belt from a self-contained breathing apparatus support frame, including first and second connector elements disposed on either of the support frame or the waist belt for selective connection of the support frame to the waist belt, first and second quick release pull straps releasably coupled to the first and second connectors, each of the pull straps having a quick release handle portion for grasping with a hand. A users pulls one of the quick release handle portions away from the waist belt to accomplish a partial release of the waist belt from the support frame, and by pulling both of said handle portions, the waist belt is fully decoupled from the support frame, such that the self-contained breathing apparatus may be removed by the wearer without also having to unbuckle or to remove the waist belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fire Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Juancarlos Colorado
  • Publication number: 20130299544
    Abstract: A tool carrier for attaching to a user's belt or a user's harness includes a rear wall having an upper wall portion, a tool holder disposed on a front wall surface of the rear wall, a tool carrier safety lanyard removably connected to the front wall surface, the safety lanyard having a lanyard first end and a closed loop formed in a lanyard second end, an elongated first attachment member fixedly secured to a rear wall surface of the upper wall portion at a pair of spaced-apart first and second attachment locations thereon and defining a closed loop therebetween, and a first flexible strip forming an openable strip loop when a first strip end mates with a second strip end after being positioned through the closed loop of the elongated first attachment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 8561862
    Abstract: A securing apparatus for a handheld device or object is comprised of a sleek, fashionable, flexible elastic strip or band, enhancing a user's gripping capability, thereby preventing abuse and accidental dropping of the device. The elastic strip is removably attached to the device by removable attaching means connected or integrated to each end of the strip. The apparatus may be further provided with a discrete lift mechanism, either attached or integrally formed with the elastic strip. The apparatus retains its form after stretching, and is taut against a surface of the device to avoid catching against exterior objects, fitting discretely on any surface of the device. The securing apparatus can be installed for easy use and minimal dexterity for all users and can be made in different sizes, color, and of different materials having elastomeric properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Jai Foggiato
  • 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: 8505171
    Abstract: An apparatus for a rescue worker's waist belt for connecting to and rapidly disconnecting from a self-contained breathing apparatus waist belt. The rescue worker's waist belt includes buckles disposed on its side that complement the buckles disposed on the SCBA waist belt. An SCBA wearer connects the SCBA waist belt directly to the rescue worker's waist belt rather than buckling the waist belt around the wearer's waist. Rapid disconnection is effected with the push of two buttons, thereby allowing the wearer to entirely remove the SCBA from his or her body while leaving the rescue worker's waist belt and any accoutrements attached thereto in place and on his or her person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Fire Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Juancarlos Colorado
  • Patent number: 8474673
    Abstract: A system for carrying articles from a belt worn on the body of a person or other animate bearer comprises a belt or elongated member (20) with a substantially planar rail (30) borne on the outside surface of the belt and a carrier (50) for articles attached to the rail by a sleeve sewn to the body of the carrier. The carrier (50) may be free to slide along the rail (30) or may be secured at least temporarily to the rail. The carrier (50) thereby can be moved along the rail when worn on the belt so that the bearer can place the carrier (50) in a more comfortable or useful position with respect to the body of the bearer and secure it in that position at least temporarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Patent number: 8474613
    Abstract: A carrier has a variable-length compartment for receiving a device of variable length, such as a lens with a hood that may be alternated between a reversed and an extended or operative position. The carrier has an expansion gusset region that allows expansion of the carrier along one dimension when the device is elongated, whereby the carrier is able to securely accommodate the elongated device within the compartment, and contraction of the carrier when the device is less elongated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Patent number: 8453899
    Abstract: Disclosed is are quick-release strap attachment features for releasably securing an article to a support surface. The system includes securement straps, which may be PALS webbing, and includes an elongate and flexible connector strap with a pull end that, when pulled away from an endmost securement strap of the article, causes the connector strap to be withdrawn from a loop channel to release the article from the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Skedco, Inc.
    Inventor: Carston R. Calkin
  • Patent number: 8453898
    Abstract: An adaptor (1) for fitting to a waist band, the adaptor comprising: an adaptor body having first (3) and second (5) ends. The first end is adapted to receive and retain a pouch (4) and the second end terminates in a fastening assembly. The adaptor body includes a first face (14) and an opposing face (20); wherein the second end comprises at least one fastener (13), the adaptor body formed from a flexible material allowing a portion of the second end to be folded about the waist band. A portion of the second face folds back on itself allowing a portion of the first face to meet at least a portion of the second face in opposing engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: FNG IP Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Neil Ewins
  • Patent number: 8336171
    Abstract: A quick release apparatus for rapid disconnection of a worker's waist belt from a self-contained breathing apparatus support frame. The apparatus includes a frame-connecting lumbar support pad that attaches to the interior side of the SCBA unit lower lumbar support plate and includes a front side and a rear side. The apparatus further includes a belt-capturing element disposed on the front side of the lumbar support pad and at least one frame connector disposed on the rear side. A rapid release member is slidably inserted through a portion of either one or both of the lumbar support pad or the belt-capturing member, such that pulling the rapid release member away from the lower lumbar support pad effects a rapid release of said apparatus from the SCBA support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Juancarlos Colorado
  • Patent number: 8328058
    Abstract: A universal type shoulder holster caddy, designed specifically to conceal hand guns of various sizes. This invention is unique in that it provides multiple transport options in a single handgun concealment device. It provides for complete concealment of a gun holster and handgun within an enclosed Concealment compartment. It provides multiple transport methods through its' zipper and snaps detachability feature and a series of loops and a band loop for attaching to a user's belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Victor Allen Wilson
  • Patent number: 8256652
    Abstract: A system for carrying articles on a user's belt, comprising a belt (10) having multiple loops (22) on its outside surface and an article carrier (1) having a sleeve (40) sewn to the body of the carrier at a first end (42) and detachably connected to the body of the carrier at a second end (44). A stiff tab (60) is sewn at one end thereof into the sewn connection of the body of the carrier to the sleeve. The other end of the tab (64) is unattached and overlapped by the sleeve when the sleeve is wrapped around the belt for supporting the carrier from the belt. The carrier can be moved along the belt and placed in different positions unless the free end of the tab is inserted through a loop on the belt in which case the carrier will be fixed in position with respect to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Patent number: 8225976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a belt assembly and to a container therefore. The belt assembly includes an inner belt, a supporting belt and at least one container. The inner belt is adapted to be installed around a wearer's waist. The supporting belt is adapted to be cohesively affixed to the inner belt. The container is adapted to be affixed to the supporting belt and cohesively affixed to the inner belt. The container is adapted to carry equipment in a receiving compartment, and includes a fixating structure for affixing the receiving compartment to the supporting belt and cohesively affixing to the inner belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Les Entreprises Duckbill Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Meunier
  • Patent number: 8087560
    Abstract: An accessory system has one or more accessory elements which are removably attachable to a waist belt. A loop is fastened to the rear wall of each accessory element to define a passage between the rear wall and the loop which extends generally perpendicularly to the direction of the belt. A first part of a two-part fastener such as a snap is attached to an exterior surface of the loop. A strap is fastened to the accessory element rear wall spaced from the loop. A second part of the two-part fastener is configured to mate with the first part of the two-part fastener. The second part is fixed to the strap, so the strap is capable of passing through the loop, and around the loop to bring the first part and the second part of the fastener into engagement to retain the belt between the strap and the accessory rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: LineWeight LLC
    Inventor: Caleb Clark Crye
  • Patent number: 8011544
    Abstract: A pocket for an article having oppositely facing sides, comprising a front component cooperating in a nested relationship with a back component to define a chamber having an open upper end sized to receive the article. The front and back components, when in their nested relationship, having confronting front and back walls and overlapping bottom walls closing the lower end of the chamber. The bottom walls are interconnected in a manner accommodating movement of the front component relative to the back component between a closed position at which the sides of an article received in the chamber via the open upper end are tightly confined between the front and back walls, and a release position at which the front wall is deflected away from the back wall to accommodate removal of the article from the chamber via the open upper end. A back mounting bar extends across and cooperates in spaced relationship with the exterior of the back wall to define parallel back channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Frank A. Howell
  • Patent number: 8011545
    Abstract: A system for carrying articles from a belt worn on the body of a person or other animate bearer comprises a belt or elongated member (20) with a substantially planar rail (30) borne on the outside surface of the belt and a carrier (50) for articles attached to the rail by a sleeve sewn to the body of the carrier. The carrier (50) may be free to slide along the rail (30) or may be secured at least temporarily to the rail. The carrier (50) thereby can be moved along the rail when worn on the belt so that the bearer can place the carrier (50) in a more comfortable or useful position with respect to the body of the bearer and secure it in that position at least temporarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Patent number: 8002159
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an interlock attaching strap system, comprising a carrier having a plurality of first webbing strips transversely, evenly and spacedly affixed thereon, a holder having a plurality of second webbing strips transversely, evenly and spacedly affixed thereon, wherein by overlapping the carrier and holder, the first webbing strips and the second webbing strips are capable forming an elongate interlocking channel; at least an elongated interfering strap, which is longitudinally extended on the holder, having an affixing end extended from a peripheral edge of the holder and a free tab end, arranged to slidably pass through the interlocking channel and is hooked onto the last webbing strip so as to securely reinforce the holder on the carrier via the interfering strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: S.O. Tech Special Operations Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Patent number: 7963427
    Abstract: A strap attachment apparatus is arranged to releasably secure pocket and pouch members, holsters, selected holders and other types of removable articles securely yet removably in quick-release manner onto supporting articles including packs and backpacks, luggage, bags, jackets, vests and other garments and types of support articles by releasably interwoven strap components which require no other metal, plastic or molded mechanical fasteners such as snaps, buttons, hooks, VELCRO connectors or other locking arrangement which may snag, catch or otherwise interfere with or hinder installation of and quick-release removal of the attached article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Skedco, Inc.
    Inventor: Carston R. Calkin
  • Publication number: 20100236954
    Abstract: A ball drying pouch for, e.g., a football or soccer ball has an absorbent interior liner, a water repellent exterior layer, and a water pervious drainage portion. Fasteners permit the pouch to be worn by an official. The top and bottom edges of the pouch are permanently closed. One or both side edges afford an opening for insertion of a ball for drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Chadwick C. Brown
  • Patent number: 7780047
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a carrying structure and defines a mounting hole and an opposite strap hole. The carrying structure includes a snap module received in the mounting hole, having a pressing element, a snap element, a knuckle element and an elastic element, and a strap. The strap has two strap connecting ends connecting to the knuckle element and the strap hole. The pressing element has two extending portions, each of which has a wedge-shaped surface. The snap element has three wedge-shaped engaging portions. One engaging portion engages the knuckle element, latching the snap element with the knuckle element. The knuckle element and the snap element are unlockable by pressing the pressing element, where the one engaging portion disengages from the knuckle element, and anther two engaging portions slide aslant along the wedge-shaped surfaces. The elastic element has two ends resisting the snap element and the pressing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Rui-Hao Chen, Ye Liu, Shui-Yuan Qin, Chia-Hua Chen, Hsiao-Hua Tu
  • Patent number: 7770770
    Abstract: A system for carrying articles on a user's belt, comprising a belt (10) having multiple loops (22) on its outside surface and an article carrier (1) having a sleeve (40) sewn to the body of the carrier at a first end (42) and detachably connected to the body of the carrier at a second end (44). A stiff tab (60) is sewn at one end thereof into the sewn connection of the body of the carrier to the sleeve. The other end of the tab (64) is unattached and overlapped by the sleeve when the sleeve is wrapped around the belt for supporting the carrier from the belt. The carrier can be moved along the belt and placed in different positions unless the free end of the tab is inserted through a loop on the belt in which case the carrier will be fixed in position with respect to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Patent number: 7757919
    Abstract: A carrying case is provided that includes a mechanism for generally preventing the transmission of external loads therein. The carrying case includes a tab that is adapted to interconnect with a secondary carrying case, a user's belt, etc. The carrying case also includes a resilient panel that allows a snap thereon to be isolated such that loads emanating from use of the snap are not transmitted into the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Thule Organization Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric S. Hassett
  • Patent number: 7753686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a velcro connector, which uses a hook of a velcro tape attached to a garment, etc. and a loop to transfer electric signals by being electrically connected upon coupling the hook and the loop. With the present invention, the difficulty of the line connection upon implementing electronic circuits on a garment can be solved by providing an integrated connector rather than separately mounting a mechanical connector on a garment. Therefore, it makes it possible to easily implement a wearable computer by using an integrated connector on a garment, etc. In addition, a plurality of electronic circuits mounted on a garment, etc. and the existing electronic devices are freely connected to each other by providing the connector that can be easily separated and coupled, thereby making it possible to increase user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Baesun Kim, Yongki Son, John Sunwoo, Hyuntae Jeong, Ilyeon Cho
  • Patent number: 7694862
    Abstract: A fastening system for attaching an article to a support. A web fastener may be attached to an article at one end and have a free distal end, distanced from the article. A distal portion of the web fastener is stiffened and a proximal portion is more flexible than the stiffened portion. The article and support each have juxtaposable webbing strips forming webbing channels. The web fastener is insertable through and between the juxtaposed support webbing channels and article webbing channels to thereby secure the mated article and support against relative movement. In additional embodiments connectors are provided at the proximal and distal ends of the web fastener to secure the relative positions thereof, and multiple support webbing channels, article webbing channels and web fasteners are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: ARC'TERYX Equipment Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Bergeron
  • Patent number: 7690542
    Abstract: Provided is a carrying case that utilizes two straps, e.g., for looping over the top of a cellular telephone or similarly sized item. Attachment devices are located on the body of the carrying case, and in certain implementations often can provide flexibility in how the carrying case is configured and used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Seychelles Imports, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Silvera
  • Patent number: 7658307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool bag which can be carried next to the body of a person, the tool bag comprising at least one receiving element for at least one tool. The inventive tool bag respectively comprises a three-dimensional flexible safety chord for each tool associated with a receiving element. The chord can be fixed to the associated tool, and can be fixed to the tool bag in such a way that it can be extracted and automatically retracted by means of an extracting and retracting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: ZYRUS Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. Patente I KG
    Inventor: Klaus Peter Skupin
  • Publication number: 20100018104
    Abstract: An apparatus for attachment to a waistband of a wearer for supporting a base end portion of an elongated rod such as a fishing pole adjacent to the leg of the wearer. The apparatus includes an elongated strap having a main portion which extends from the waistband down the leg of the wearer, a first end removeably attachable to the waistband, and a second end having a first support pocket which receives and supports the base end of the elongated rod. The first support pocket is suspended adjacent to and directly contacts the inner thigh of the wearer creating a fulcrum when the elongated rod is supported therein. The creation of the fulcrum permits the elongated rod to be held by the wearer in a stable manner while transferring a majority of the load of the elongated rod from the arms and shoulders of the wearer to the wearer's legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Edward K. Pedersen, Kristian E. Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20090302076
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-function equipment case that integrates keeper technology with equipment cases. Specifically, under the present invention, an equipment case will include a compartment for holding a piece of equipment and at least one keeper strap secured to an outer surface of the compartment. The keeper strap(s) not only allows for attachment of the multi-function equipment case to a duty belt, but it also binds the duty belt to a pants belt. This integrated device eliminates the wasted space caused by having to use keepers separate and apart from the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Dan Romano, Dan Sisto
  • Patent number: 7597225
    Abstract: This invention relates to a portable case adapted for holding handheld devices such as phones, cameras, camcorders, radios and other products as well as non-electronic devices such as flashlights. The case is supported by a selectively bendable stand which may be altered in any variety of positions to provide a support for the case and associated electronic equipment. The case may also include an elastic cord element to removably interconnect the electronic device on an exterior surface of the case during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Intelligent Designs 2000 Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Badillo, Sandra Martinez
  • Publication number: 20090114694
    Abstract: A waist-encircling harness for holding removable objects is provided. The harness includes a substantially elongated main body having a mid-section with first and second junction ends. A first end section extends from the first junction end of the mid-section, the first end section having a first free end, and a second end section extends from the second junction end of the mid-section, the second end section having a second free end. The first free end and the second free end are removably attachable to each other. The harness further includes an outer flap member having an outer surface with receptacles for retaining the removable objects. The outer flap member includes a junction end flexibly attached to the second junction end of the mid-section, and a free end extending substantially along a length of the elongated main body. The free end of the outer flap member is removably attached to the first end section of the substantially elongated main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: KEE ACTION SPORTS I LLC
    Inventors: Travis Lemanski, Brandon Lambertson
  • Patent number: 7424962
    Abstract: A pocket is formed to be carried at a waist of a player playing either golf or tennis. The pocket has a backing and a front made of a fabric that is flexible and stretchable to thereby hold at least three balls under tension while located in the pocket. The pocket is held in a horizontal direction on the waistline of a wearer. The pocket may be attached to a belt surrounding the wearer or instead of a belt may be held in place by way of straps that are mounted on a back side of the pocket and may be passed through slits at the waistline of a pair of pants and held under tension by way of double D-rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Inventor: Kiersten K. Mooney
  • Patent number: 7389899
    Abstract: A holster is tailored to receive articles of cylindrical configuration, such as flashlights, pepper spray cans, collapsible batons, etc., provided the articles have similar diameters for a given holster. The holster provides for adjustable tension to be placed on the article in the holster and forms a generally cylindrical cavity drawn to a smaller diameter collar spaced upward from its lower end upon which the tail or the bezel of a flashlight may rest to provide additional protection to the bezel. The holster may form a generally cylindrical cavity extending the full length of the holster. The holster is configured to hold the flashlight at a forward or backward angle for smooth, ergonomic draw of the light by the user. A one-way snap strap is provided for attachment over waist belts of a variety of widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: Andrew L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080105576
    Abstract: A ball drying pouch for, e.g., a football or soccer ball has an absorbent interior liner and a water repellent exterior layer. Fasteners permit the pouch to be worn by an official. The top and bottom edges of the pouch are permanently closed. One or both side edges afford an opening for insertion of a ball for drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Chadwick C. Brown
  • Publication number: 20080061099
    Abstract: A carrier system for range finders and the like, including a pouch with a main pocket to receive a major portion of a range finder, a closable secondary pocket extending into the main pocket, a flexible water resistant fabric hood cover stored in the secondary pocket and pulled from the secondary pocket to cover both the main pocket and a range finder positioned therein, and the secondary pocket; an adapter to secure the pouch to a shoulder strap and a belt; the adapter being removable from the pouch for independent use; and a strap attachment that is lockable onto a shoulder strap, or other available strap, and that includes a tether attachment to which an elastic tether having one end secured to the range finder is secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: John Tilby
  • Patent number: 7275868
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a laundry retaining device comprising a strap and a bag. The strap is suitable for retaining larger articles of clothing that have openings to pass the strap through, such as shirts and shorts. The bag, preferably a mesh bag, retains smaller articles of clothing or articles that do not have openings to pass the strap through. The device allows for the washing and drying of a set or several sets of clothes at once without having to sort and recreate each set of laundered clothes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: David S. Miller
  • Patent number: 7240404
    Abstract: A fastening system for objects, such as pockets, that can be attached to an item of clothing in various positions includes a mechanism with an interlocking action for objects, e.g. pockets and a buckle located on the object to be fastened to the item of clothing, below the upper fastening region of each fastening strap. The lower section of the contact surface of the object to be fastened to the item of clothing is provided with one or more pocket loops arranged next to one another, their number corresponding to the number of fastening straps that are situated on the object. The free end of the fastening strap(s) that is/are situated on the object is equipped with a respective gripper element including a hook, the element being used to secure the fastening strap(s) to a clothing loop lying below the pocket loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Uwe Flössner
  • Patent number: 6840420
    Abstract: A device for holding a badge and an identification card includes a first strip of material constructed of leather. The first strip of material is shaped to include first and second generally oval-shaped portions which are connected through a neck. The first portion is shaped to include a pair of openings through which the badge can be pinned. A second strip of material constructed of leather is sewn onto the first strip of material along three sides so as to define a generally rectangular-shaped pocket for receiving the identification card, the first strip of material being shaped to include a centered window to display the identification card when disposed within the pocket. The first strip of material can be folded about the neck to form a closed loop. A pair of complementary fasteners are mounted onto the first strip of material to retain the device in its closed loop configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Alfred R. Hudson
  • Publication number: 20040206796
    Abstract: This invention relates to a portable case adapted for holding handheld devices such as phones, cameras, camcorders, radios and other products as well as non-electronic devices such as flashlights. The case is supported by a selectively bendable stand which may be altered in any variety of positions to provide a support for the case and associated electronic equipment. The case may also include an elastic cord element to removably interconnect the electronic device on an exterior surface of the case during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Intelligent Designs 2000 Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Badillo, Sandra Martinez, Richard N. Case
  • Publication number: 20040144819
    Abstract: A golf accessories organizing bag includes a first bag and a second bag. The first bag has a connection member connected to a rear side of the first bag so as to be connected to the second bag. The second bag has a hook on a top thereof and a zipper connects two sides of an open side of the second bag. A loop is connected to a front side of the second bag so that the connection member of the first bag is engaged with the loop. A plurality of organizing members are connected to a rear side of the second bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Hsi-Chou Huang
  • Patent number: RE45179
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic device such as cell phones, cameras, MP3 players and PDAs wherein said case includes material at the corners to provide protection to the electronic device. To reduce bulk at the corners and allow the material forming the case to conform with the contours of the device, the protection at the corners includes strips of material defining apertures there between. The apertures provide reduction in bulk and allow the case to conform to the corners of the device therein. Alternately, the protection at the corners can be provided by other structures co-molded into the corners of the cases. Such structures include material that is of a reduced thickness than other material used in the case, or structures that are formed to conform to the corners of the case. Such structures can be joined to the material forming the panels of the case by co-molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Speculative Product Design, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick M. Bodkin, Gregg Flender, Mike Tracz