Carrier Component Having Adherent Surface Patents (Class 224/901)
  • Patent number: 10660994
    Abstract: Some embodiments have a pump assembly mounted to or supported by a dressing for reduced pressure wound therapy. The dressing can have visual pressure, saturation, and/or temperature sensors to provide a visual indication of the level of pressure, saturation, and/or temperature within the dressing. Additionally, the pump assembly can have a pressure sensor in communication with the flow pathway through the pump, and at least one switch or button supported by the housing, the at least one switch or button being accessible to a user and being in communication with the controller. The pump assembly can have a controller supported within or by the housing, the controller being configured to control an operation of the pump. The pump can be configured to be sterilized following the assembly of the pump such that all of the components of the pump have been sterilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Sarah Jenny Collinson, John Cowan-Hughes, Christopher John Fryer, Tom Moy, Paul Mullen, Derek Nicolini, Neil Pryor, Philip Walsh, Ian Binder
  • Patent number: 8936222
    Abstract: A system and method for magnetically supporting a device upon a structure for safeguarding the phone and providing immediate and convenient functional access to the phone. The apparatus and method for magnetically supporting an electronic device upon a user's arm including a connector assembly including a first magnet having a geometric shape and adapted to be securely attached to a device and also including a second magnet having a geometric shape and adapted to be securely attached to a support member and magnetically attachable to the first magnet to support the device to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventors: James W. Bastian, Thomas W. Bastian
  • Patent number: 8523031
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying hand held electronic and other types of devices includes a flexible substrate and a lanyard secured to the substrate. The substrate has opposite first and second surfaces and opposite first and second end portions. A layer of adhesive material is applied to at least a portion of the substrate first surface, and a protective layer of material is releasably secured to the adhesive material. When the protective layer is removed, the adhesive material is exposed such that the substrate can be secured to a device via the adhesive material. The adhesive material is intended to securely attach the substrate to the device and such that removal therefrom is difficult. The lanyard allows for the substrate and an attached device to be suspended around the neck of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Shane Hedrick
  • Patent number: 8272507
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a kit of a plurality of detachable pockets, a detachable pocket and associated methods. An embodiment of a kit has a container with a plurality of detachable pockets positioned therein. Each pocket within the container be used to hold personal items on a person's clothing or skin by adherence of the pocket to a person's skin or clothing. Example embodiments of the detachable pocket include a pocket body having a pocket layer and a flange. Both the pocket layer and the flange can be fabricated from one or more materials. The pocket layer can have an end to be attached as open and defining an open end and three sides having the flange disposed there around and to which adhesive is disposed. The pocket can be attached and removed as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Visionary Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenda Crump, Michael Deese
  • Patent number: 8252083
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a filter-holding object that allows air permeable filters to be peeled from a carrier tape in a satisfactory manner without increasing a tension applied to the carrier tape. A filter-holding object (1) includes: a carrier tape (2) extending in a specified direction; and a plurality of air permeable filters (3) held on the carrier tape (2) so as to be arranged in the specified direction. The air permeable filters (3) are shaped so that an end portion of each of the air permeable filters (3) on one side of the specified direction is sharpened toward the one side of the specified direction at an angle of 90 degrees or more. Preferably, the end portion of each of the air permeable filters (3) on the one side of the specified direction is sharpened at an angle of 135 degrees or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Furuyama
  • Patent number: 7748583
    Abstract: Apparatus 10 for an article holder 26 having opposing pliable arms forming means 32 for attaching the holder to an article of clothing or mounting to a structure using the fastener mounting aperture 36. Depending from the closed distal end of the pliable arms is a cantilevered ring serving as the article holder 26 having a divergent tongue 28 extending therefrom adjacent to the pliable arms with one of the arms having a protrusion forming a support element 42 for the tongue terminus. Once an article, such as a handheld blow dryer 12, is placed therein, the tongue 28 directs the nozzle of the blower away from the user 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: David Woltman
  • Patent number: 7712644
    Abstract: A transponder intermediary device enables a user to selectively retain a toll transponder device in toll-paying position upon a vehicle. The transponder intermediary device comprises a transponder-receiving slot and a vehicular interface. The transponder-receiving slot comprises a superior slot end, an inferior slot end, laterally-opposed slot ends, an anterior slot portion, a posterior slot portion, an inner slot surface, and a relaxed equilibrium position. The inner slot surface is sized and shaped to snugly and removably receive transponder housing. The vehicular interface comprises certain attachment structure for attaching the transponder intermediary device in toll-paying position upon the vehicle. As the transponder housing is received in the transponder-receiving slot, the housing snap-clicks into place, thus aurally alerting the user as to when the housing is securely held by the transponder intermediary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventors: Karen L. Rafalowitz, Ellen L. Jakubicek
  • Patent number: 7076885
    Abstract: A tool and tool holder with a permanent magnet mounted upon one and a magnetically permeable keeper on the other are provided with respective camming surfaces which are cooperatively engaged when the tool is rotated, breaking the magnetic attraction between opposing surfaces of the magnet and keeper to facilitate removal of the tool from the holder. A cup-like receptacle is mounted upon a body portion of the tool, disclosed in each of two embodiments as a flexible, metal measuring tape contained within a hollow housing, and one of the magnet and keeper is disposed within this receptacle. The camming surface on the tool comprises convex protrusions within the receptacle in a first embodiment, and protrusions extending outwardly from the periphery of the receptacle in a second embodiment. A recess is formed in a surface of the holder to receive the receptacle on the tool when the latter is releasably mounted upon the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen B. Potter
  • Patent number: 6550652
    Abstract: A patch assembly having pre-applied pressure sensitive adhesive for semipermanent attachment to a live animal is described. This assembly permits the easy and clean attachment thereof to live animal. Further, the assembly prevents skin irritations while maintaining superior bond strength and, in turn, remaining intact and attached to the animal for extended periods of time. The invention may be used, for example, for device attachment to human and non-human animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: DDx, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Whitaker
  • Publication number: 20020175100
    Abstract: A tool pouch having a pocket with an opening to receive certain items. The pocket includes a magnetic member near the top of the pocket for holding items received in the pocket. The magnetic member assists in arranging items in the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew J. Holland, Rickey J. Thomas, Michael P. Peters
  • Patent number: 6260749
    Abstract: A simple holder is provided for holding a desired small article to an article of clothing. The holder is provided by the operational combination of a base member of a selected appearance, the base including a magnetizable area thereon. Holding means are secured to the base member for holding a desired small article thereto or therein. The holder is in cooperative combination with a permanent magnet. The base member may be secured to the front of an article of clothing by means of magnetic attraction between the magnetizable area adjacent the front of the clothing and the permanent magnet at a corresponding area at the back of the article of clothing. The selected small article can then be held by the holding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Inventor: Eitan Horovitz
  • Patent number: 6209765
    Abstract: A coin-holder accessory for use at casinos and like establishments comprising an adjustable belt adapted to circumscribe the user's waist and be lockable in place thereabout and having a strip portion secured thereto. The strip portion has a obverse surface bearing a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive having a detachable protective sheet disposed thereacross and which, when removed, exposes the adhesive layer and enables the strip to be bonded to a coin-cup holder adjacent the upper lip thereof. The cup thus mounted to the belt and the belt customized to the user's waist and buckled enables the wearer to support many coins in the cup which is maintained in a vertical position adjacent wearer's abdomen to prevent spillege while enabling the wearer to vigilantly protect the contents of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Patricia Ann King
  • Patent number: 6138882
    Abstract: A light weight and easy to use strap-like device (1) for carrying bottles (1) and other containers by securing them to a handle (2) of another object. The device has a buckle (8) at a proximal end. A first side of the strap near the proximal end has matching fastening means which is spaced apart a sufficient distance so when connected around a handle (2) it forms an attachment loop (5) for attaching the device to the handle (2) of another object. The second or opposite side of the strap contains fastening means, such as hook and loop fastening material (10,11), with the distal portion of the strap containing one component of the fastening means, such as hook fabric (11), and the remaining portion having loop fabric (10). After the device has been attached to a handle of another object, a bottle (4) or other object is wrapped in the first side of the loop (6) and the distal end of the strap is placed around the bottle and pulled through the buckle (8) until the bottle is securely held in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Inventor: Dale T. Buettner
  • Patent number: 6006969
    Abstract: A belt holder for portable phones is disclosed. In the holder, the cover plate has a horizontal guide opening at its middle portion, with a guide channel being formed at the top center of the cover plate. A clip plate is assembled with the cover plate into a housing of the holder. A locker is vertically and movably set in the holder at a position between the cover and clip plates so as to be vertically movable in the gap between the two plates. The locker has two inclined guide portions at both side edges with the two inclined guide portions being converged downwardly. Two locking pieces are symmetrically and movably seated in the horizontal guide opening of the cover plate. The two locking pieces cooperate with both the locking button of a portable phone at their first slope surfaces and the inclined guide portions of the locker at their second slope surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: Dong-Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 5992718
    Abstract: A new container attachment for attaching to a hood of a vehicle for holding a wipe cloth therein. The inventive device includes a mounting bracket, a container, and a lid. The mounting bracket having first and second spaced apart panels and a connecting portion connecting the panels of the mounting bracket together. The first panel of the mounting bracket is adapted for attachment to a structure. The container has base and a perimeter side wall. The perimeter side wall of the container has a front, and a back. The perimeter side wall of the container defines an interior space. The perimeter side wall of the container has a terminal edge which defines an opening into the interior space of the container. The lid has first and second surfaces, a front, and a back. The back of the lid is pivotally coupled to the back of the perimeter side wall of the container. The lid has a slot therethrough which extends between the front and back of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Fred Zaranek
  • Patent number: 5984156
    Abstract: A low profile beverage container holder having a base support for supporting the beverage container and a wall which extends around the base and thereby defines a cavity for receiving the beverage container. The holder is also provided with a wedging structure. In the preferred embodiment, the wedging structure comprises an annular rib disposed in the cavity and projecting upwards from the base support. Thus, when the beverage container is tipped, the annular rib contacts the concavity on the bottom surface of the beverage container and the container is thereby wedged between the annular rib and the low sidewall. A plurality of beverage containers which are adapted to be received within the beverage container holder are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Aladdin Industries, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Bridges
  • Patent number: 5940883
    Abstract: An apparel and belt assembly for use by a range veterinarian, the apparel and belt assembly having a plurality of item storing members thereon. The item storing members being strategically located with respect to each other and in some instances enabling the items stored therein to interact with one another. By using the apparel, preferably in the form of a vest alone or in conjunction with the belt, it is possible for the range veterinarian to work more efficiently and effectively while treating animals, especially in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventor: Dennis S. Daoust
  • Patent number: 5938035
    Abstract: A new car washing bucket and organizer for assisting in washing a car and storing loose belongings. The inventive device includes an outer container having an open upper end, a closed lower end, and a surrounding side wall. The outer container has a handle pivotally coupled thereto. An interior surface of the outer container has a pair of opposed protrusions extending inwardly therefrom. An inner container slidably receives within the open upper end of the outer container. The inner container has an open upper end, a closed lower end, and a surrounding side wall. The inner container has a pair of inverted U-shaped channel members disposed on exterior surfaces of side walls thereof. The channel members receive the protrusions of the outer container therein when the inner container is positioned within the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventors: Gerardi Oglesby, Lawrence O. Yates
  • Patent number: 5887437
    Abstract: A self-adhering cold pack has an envelope defining a sealed cold pack volume. A cooling agent is positioned in the cold pack volume. A bandage sheet is fixed to the envelope by a bandage adhesive. The bandage sheet defines mounting tabs linearly extending from the envelope outer perimeter. The mounting tabs support a bandage adhesive for temporary adhesion of the cold pack to the skin surface of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Beekley Corporation
    Inventor: Rosemary S. Maxim
  • Patent number: 5875943
    Abstract: A trunk caddie is provided as a block of resilient yet firm material adapted to rest on the bed of a car trunk. The block has at least one arcuate depression therein that slopes across the width of the block, so that a golf bag cradled in the depression will have its heel in contact with the bed and its mouth elevated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: Donald L. Frandsen, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5862526
    Abstract: An expandable and collapsible belt-strap container for conveniently carrying sports cards on a person comprises a container (10) having an inner side attached to the mid-portion (14) of a belt (12) by elastic webbings (13 and 13'). The container comprises an expandable and collapsible bellows (11) with an open top, and a flap (18) hingeably attached to an outer side of the container. The flap stretches across the open top and down the inner side of the bellows. A long piece of hook-and-loop fastener (19) is attached to the inner side of the bellows, while a short piece of hook-and-loop fastener (20) is attached to the distal side of the flap. Therefore, when the bellows is fully collapsed, the distal side of the flap may be attached to the lower side of the long fastener. When the bellows is fully expanded for carrying a large number of sports cards, the side of the flap may be attached to the upper side of the long fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventors: Keenan Longcor, Marc Hayman
  • Patent number: 5850957
    Abstract: A business card dispenser, mountable on an exterior surface of a vehicle used by a business person, stores business cards or other promotional materials and is accessible to prospective customers located in the vicinity of the vehicle so as to permit the prospective customers to remove promotional materials from the business card dispenser. The business card dispenser preferably includes 1) a base mountable on the vehicle, e.g, by adhesive strips and 2) a card holder mounted on the base and receiving the promotional materials. The card holder is preferably removably mounted on the base to permit its removal, thus preventing theft or damage to the card holder. The card holder also incorporates measures to protect the cards from the elements. Indicia preferably are provided on the vehicle in the vicinity of the business card dispenser to draw prospective customers' attention to the business card dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Vehicle Pockets, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Y. Morris
  • Patent number: 5806739
    Abstract: A holder for weapons that include a barrel with a through opening and a trigger guard. A main late assembly has a perpendicularly extending fixed base portion at one end and a movable base portion slidably mounted thereon to accommodate barrels of different dimensions. A pin receivable within the through opening is rigidly and perpendicularly mounted on the movable base portion. A pivotally mounted trigger guide assembly partially houses the trigger guard and, with the pin, supports the weapon when the holder is mounted to a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: M.C.Q., Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Wood
  • Patent number: 5713548
    Abstract: A securement device provides for efficient, releasable attachment of an electronic device or other article to the human body, such as on the lap or at any other appropriate anchor point. The securement device, which prevents the electronic device from slipping or dropping, features an encircling strap and coacting strips of hook-and-loop fastener material. Through the hook-and-loop strips, the strap secures itself around a limb or limbs or other appropriate anchor point while also holding the device. A first variation enables the user to secure one or more articles such as a laptop computer on the lap using a non-elastic strap which encircles both legs at the thighs. A second variation enables the user to secure a smaller device such as a palmtop computer or cellular telephone to a single thigh or to an arm. This version can make use of an elastic strap of generally greater width and shorter length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventors: Gregory B. Boyer, Gaylord B. Boyer
  • Patent number: 5680977
    Abstract: A disposable camera strap kit is provided consisting of a plurality of self-adhesive, display hangers designed for hanging merchandise on a hook, peg or arm attached to a display fixture each of which is placed onto one side or two opposite sides of a disposable camera, and a strap capable of attaching to one or both display hangers to secure the camera around the user's neck or wrist. An optional container is also provided for storing extra display hangers and the strap when not is use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventor: Doyle Gordon Burke
  • Patent number: 5642749
    Abstract: A pouch/clutch for releasable attachment to a crutch between the arm pad and handle. The clutch is releasably attachable to the crutch for use independent of the crutch. A lower flap extends from the bottom of the clutch to hold magazines or the like upon engagement of first and second fasteners found on the lower flap. A pocket on the exterior of the clutch allows for storage of smaller items therein. The placement of the clutch between the arm pad and handle further positions the clutch between the arm and torso of the user so as to diminish third person access thereto and thus enhance security. The releasable attachment of the clutch to the crutch enables the user to easily access the clutch independent of the crutch. Such access precludes the need to manipulate the crutch for access to the associated clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Inventor: Joyce F. Perryman
  • Patent number: 5575412
    Abstract: A carrier to be worn to easily transport elongated articles such as, for example, pairs of skis and poles. In the preferred embodiment, the carrier comprises a shoulder strap, a first end strap at one end of the shoulder strap adapted to be releasably attached to first ends of the pair of skis, a first auxiliary strap at the first end strap adapted to be releasably attached to first ends of the pair of poles, a second end strap at the opposite end of the shoulder strap adapted to be releasably attached to second ends of the pair of skis, and a second auxiliary strap at the second end strap adapted to be releasably attached to second ends of the pair of poles. A cross strap extends from one of the end straps around the back, under the shoulder, and across the chest of the wearer to be releasably attached to the shoulder strap to exert a pulling force thereon and thereby prevent the shoulder strap from sliding off the shoulder of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventor: Fred Arias
  • Patent number: 5573164
    Abstract: The present device has a plurality of accessories, including a cup, an office supply kit and a cosmetics kit, each having a base portion of like dimensions including a flat, extended bottom flange. The base portions fit and latch interchangeably into a base mount which is installed on a vehicle dash or console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Carl F. Law
  • Patent number: 5551612
    Abstract: A stick-on flexible condom package which contains a condom sealed therein has a rear surface on which adhesive is applied. The adhesive is contacted with a skin portion of a user for adhering the condom package to a skin portion of the user to maintain the condom package readily available for use. The adhesive may be a layer applied to a rear surface of the condom package, or may be a double-sided (double coated) adhesive member applied to the rear surface of the condom package. The double-sided adhesive member may have a foam central layer which is resilient and flexible, to improve conformability of the condom package to surface contours of the body of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Leonard Holtz
    Inventor: Stanley Hochfeld
  • Patent number: 5544745
    Abstract: A case for transmitting audible and written messages, the case comprising end panels, a bottom panel, contrapositioned walls defining a rear wall adjacently positioned to the rail of a bed and a front wall affixed together to form an open container in which written messages may be cataloged. The rear wall includes a flap which extends over the rail of a bed, holding the case thereto. Affixed to an exterior portion of the front wall are a plurality of cassette pockets for holding audio cassettes and a detachable recorder pocket, holding an audio cassette recorder, for receiving and sending messages. Attachable to the arm of a wheel chair, the detachable recorder pocket includes straps having hook and loop type fastener. Messages are recorded and then reserved in the cassette pockets which are designated by name tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Judith R. Famorca
    Inventor: Judith R. Famorca
  • Patent number: 5535928
    Abstract: An article carrier having an elongated central strap with a fixed loop at one end, a cross-tab at the other end, and a cross-strap fixed to an intermediate portion of the central strap between the respective ends thereof. Left and right transverse segments of the cross-strap have distal end portions arranged to be placed in opposing overlapped relation within the fixed loop, and the cross-tab is arranged to be placed in opposing relation to an outside surface section of the cross-strap. Opposing surfaces of the overlapped segments and opposing surfaces of the cross-tab and cross-strap have cooperating panels of hook and loop materials for releasably connecting the article carrier in a configured orientation and for providing size adjustability thereof. A belt loop for supporting the carrier is provided by a folded portion of the central strap between the cross-strap and the cross-tab when the cross-strap and cross-tab are releasably connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: VEL-TYE, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Steven J. Herring
  • Patent number: 5533656
    Abstract: A clip is provided which is constructed to be removably mounted to a flexible pocket-like container, the clip consisting of a back portion having a stabilizing portion and a fastening portion, a front portion having a bend and a barb which is formed at a back side of the bend for facing the back portion to resist movement of fabric between the stabilizing portion and the barb, and a resilient transition connecting the back portion with the front portion to provide sufficient resilience to urge the bend portion and barb toward the back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Bonaldi
  • Patent number: 5533809
    Abstract: A remote control caddy for supporting a remote control unit therein includes a front wall, a rear wall, a pair of opposing side walls, a bottom wall and an open top end. The walls define a cavity for receiving the remote control unit through the open top end. Secured to the interior of each of the walls is a liner that protects the remote control units against mechanical shock. The remote control caddy can be releasably secured to the piping on a piece of furniture by way of a pair of clips that are secured to and extend above the top of the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Mary J. Gorman
  • Patent number: 5529271
    Abstract: A bracket mounting system encompasses both an apparatus and method enabling the mounting of a portable cellular phone in a manner which provides safety and utility to the user. The bracket system includes a bracket support which is attached to a vehicle dash or console from a pivoting hinge. The bracket support of the bracket system can reversibly engage the pivoting hinge to present either a first surface or a second surface to the driver. The first surface of the bracket support has a strike plate and some other engagement structure to facilitate the wear resistant mounting, removal, and re-mounting of a portable cellular phone. The second surface has a Velcro-type material, preferably of hook members, which engage a complementary surface of hook members which may be attached to a portable cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventor: Richard Dunchock
  • Patent number: 5526970
    Abstract: A support device for an operator to carry an instrument control box for a remotely controlled mobile vehicle includes a base member, a pair of side members and a rear member, together forming a support frame having a back end closed by the back member, and adapted to rest against an operator's body, an open front end and an open top end to permit ease of insertion of a control box into the support frame. An adjustable-length strap is connected to the support frame, for supporting the device around an operator's neck. The control box can be detachably connected to the support frame for easy disengagement therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventor: Steve K. Yates
  • Patent number: 5517696
    Abstract: An accessory pocket is shown for an item of golfing wearing apparel, such as golfing shorts or pants. The accessory pocket includes a panel which is made of a material adapted to conform to the wearer's body, the panel being affixed in permanent fashion to the item of wearing apparel to define a pocket for receiving a golfing score card. A fabric strip runs across the panel outer wall between opposing side edges and is attached to the panel at intervals to form tee loop openings for receiving golfing tees. The fabric strip used to form the loop openings includes at least a partial rubber backing to facilitate the frictional engagement of golfing accessory items within the loop openings. Fabric can also be utilized to form pockets for receiving a golf scoring pencil and a green repair tool. A ball mark retainer located on the panel outer wall engages a disc-like ball marker in snap-on fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Inventor: David E. Krugler
  • Patent number: 5513789
    Abstract: Reflective fabrics are used extensively throughout strong, expandable, selectively and resiliently restrained, fabric accessories for removable securement to crutches and walkers, to provide expandable carrying volumes for personal use items and shopping items, while at the same time presenting the reflective fabric portions to be readily observed, especially by operators of vehicles. In this Divisional Application, the claims are directed to providing a pocket accessory for walkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventors: Robert D. Woods, Sandra E. Radcliffe
  • Patent number: 5511702
    Abstract: A wrist strap used for carrying a pager is provided. The wrist strap includes a strap which provides accommodation for a pager within a pocket, the pager being visible through a transparent surface of a display window for reading messages from the pager. One end of the wrist strap extends to form a band and the other end is provided with a side loop. With the aid of an easy-to-use fastening system disposed on the band, the band can pass around a user's wrist and through the side loop, and then folded over the side loop to be fastened to itself. The band also forms a closure for the pocket as it passes around the user's wrist. Thus, users can wear the strap on their wrists and conveniently read the messages shown in the display window of the pager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Chin Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 5505358
    Abstract: An auto trunk organizer comprising a cabinet member, a storage member, and mechanism for detachably securing the storage member to the cabinet member. The cabinet member has an outer housing enclosing an interior cavity, a plurality of draw members having draw latching mechanisms, and at least one pivoting door member having a latching mechanism. The storage member is portable and includes multiple, separate compartments suitable for storing documents. The storage member preferably includes an accordion type file folder. The attachment mechanism is connected between the cabinet member and the storage member. The attachment mechanism allows the storage member to be detachably secured to the cabinet member. Any attachment mechanism that will allow the storage member to be detachably secured to the cabinet member may be used. The attachment mechanism preferably includes either, or both, a hook-and-pile type fastener or a snap type fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Charles P. Haase
  • Patent number: 5505356
    Abstract: Article retaining devices for advantageous utilization in detachable combination with a lumbar support belt. In one embodiment, a pouch includes straps secured thereto and extending about the inner side of the lumbar support belt and cooperating near their free ends with cooperating fastening means on the pouch's front side for releasably fastening the strap ends thereto. Separate implement holders may be removably secured to the lumbar support belt as well as to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventors: Joseph R. Noriega, Yukio Iwamasa
  • Patent number: 5503451
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable vehicle arm rest support system structured around a pair of nylon straps which anchor to a vehicle window frame. First ends of the nylon straps are inserted in the window frame between the glass and window gasket. The nylon straps extend down the interior door wall adjacent to the driver or passenger. Attached to the straps is a rest pad for resting the arm and a fully adjustable elbow rest which may be raised, lowered, tilted or removed. Either of these pads can be used as a side wall impact pad for protecting the driver or passenger. Each of the pads and the pouch are continuously adjustable vertically and horizontally, and are also tiltable. Also disclosed is a beverage container support and a padded pouch that is adjustably mountable on the straps. The straps also support a beverage holder and a padded pouch, useful for storing coins, gloves, eye glasses and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Inventor: Wyman R. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5503316
    Abstract: An article holder is provided for supporting a personal aerosol weapon to a sun visor. An elongated strap has its free ends releasably engaging one another and is secured to the sun visor. The strap has hook and eye fasteners disposed between the free ends for releasably securing a housing on the strap. The housing receives an aerosol container therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Inventor: James M. Stewart
  • Patent number: 5503313
    Abstract: A mounting device for mobile telephones, comprising a belt assembly, a swivel assembly and a telephone holder assembly. The belt assembly, which is to be secured to the user's shoulder, consists of an upper jacket, a lower apron and a pair of Velcro hook and loop fastener pieces. The swivel assembly, which is mounted on the upper jacket by way of fastening screws, consists of a mounting piece and an erecting rod. The telephone holder assembly, which is designed for holding a telephone, consists of a pair of side plates equipped with a set of bolts, spring pieces and an hexagonal nut. With this mounting device for mobile telephones, users can talk on the telephone without having to hold on to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Inventor: Kung L. Wei
  • Patent number: 5501379
    Abstract: A modular utility belt (10) comprises a belt (12) which can be worn around the waist of a person and at least one selectively removable belt attachment (14). The belt (12) includes a plurality of equally spaced belt apertures (30) extending therethrough. Each belt attachment (14) has a rear wall (32c) (34a) with rear apertures (40) extending therethrough, spaced about equally to the distance between two or more consecutive belt apertures (30). Selectively removable fasteners (18) extend through corresponding belt (30) and rear apertures (40) to securely hold the belt attachments (14) onto the belt (12). Additionally, outer attachments (16) can be removably attached to the belt attachment (14) with the removable fasteners (18). The belt attachments (14), (16) are interchangeable and can be easily and securely positioned at different locations on the belt (12) utilizing the removable fasteners (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: McGuire-Nicholas Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose C. Munoz
  • Patent number: 5497923
    Abstract: A utility belt or the like device in one embodiment capable of also acting as a back support, either suspenderless or being suspendered, to receive in secure fashion utility pouches and the like so that the utility pouches are rigidly and releasably secured and not liable to shift in relation to the belt which supports them. The extensive use of hook and loop fastener surfaces enables the device to accommodate a wide range of body shapes in a facile manner and to receive hook and loop fastener surface provided tools in releasable engagement therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Inventors: David P. Pearson, Conrad W. Tanner
  • Patent number: 5495971
    Abstract: An audio cassette holder is made of a folded flexible sheet, preferably a single folded sheet of fabric, having a pair of three cassette-holding loose open-at-the-top pockets on a front side of the folded sheet. A hooks and loops fastener first element is fixedly attached to the rear side of the folded sheet. The holder, more particularly, the fastener first element, is detachably mounted on a complementary hooks and loops fastener second element which second element is adhesively fixed to a holder-supporting surface such as an auto dashboard, auto door inner surface or auto seat, so that a cassette can be easily inserted into and suspended in each pocket and can be safely and easily accessed and removed from a pocket by the auto driver and inserted into a cassette tape player or in the case of a compact disc, removed in its package from a pocket and inserted into a CD player. A closable rear flap is provided to prevent spillage of cassettes when the holder is being hand carried or packed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Melba J. Holliday
  • Patent number: 5489053
    Abstract: A gun securement assembly (10) for holster (12) in which holster (12) has sidewall member (14) in form of a receptacle to hold gun (16) and defines opening (18) at which butt and hammer portion (20) of gun (16) is positioned for access having strap member (24) and another strap member (26) for disposing over said opening (18) of holster (12) for positioning hammer portion (20) between at least a portion of strap member (24) and at least a portion of another strap member (26) and securing the strap member (24) and another strap member (26) to sidewall (14) of holster (12). Gun securement assembly (10) also includes having tab member (42) for positioning over opening and releasably securing and variably positioning (52) tab member (42) to sidewall (14) at various positions along and adjacent to periphery of opening (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Assignee: Second Chance Body Armor, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard C. Davis
  • Patent number: 5489051
    Abstract: A gravity responsive apparatus for the carriage of paint and paint application related tools suspended upon the hip of a painter which consists of a hip-supported, belt-attached base member which is flexibly attached by means of a separable ball and socket joint to a freely swinging sealable paint container and fitted tool carrier. Use of the device allows a painter to easily and safely scale ladders and scaffolds without danger of paint spillage and upon arrival at the place of application of paint to simply flip open and fold back the hinged, gasketed cover for access to the paint supply. A variety of painters preparation and application tools may be carried in the integral tool rack which is a part of the apparatus. The freely swinging construction allows the painter to assume almost any position without the probability of paint spillage or tool droppage and being fabricated of a smooth, seamless material, is readily cleanable and requires little care or maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Inventor: Carl D. Robinson
  • Patent number: 5485944
    Abstract: A note pad holder to be used in motor vehicles. The note pad having a base, a spring clamp for securing a note pad and a clip for holding a writing utensil. The base is removable secured to a vehicle dashboard such that pressure on the writing surface of the base will cause the base to pivot from a first position substantially parallel to the dashboard to a second position wedged between the dashboard and the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Inventor: Robert C. Kauffman
  • Patent number: RE36059
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable vehicle arm rest support system structured around a pair of nylon straps which anchor to a vehicle window frame. First ends of the nylon straps are inserted in the window frame between the glass and window gasket. The nylon straps extend down the interior door wall adjacent to the driver or passenger. Attached to the straps is a rest pad for resting the arm and a fully adjustable elbow rest which may be raised, lowered, tilted or removed. Either of these pads can be used as a side wall impact pad for protecting the driver or passenger. Each of the pads and the pouch are continuously adjustable vertically and horizontally, and are also tiltable. Also disclosed is a beverage container support and a padded pouch that is adjustably mountable on the straps. The straps also support a beverage holder and a padded pouch, useful for storing coins, gloves, eye glasses and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventor: Wyman R. Thomas