Connection Between Support And Article Or Receiver Patents (Class 224/901.8)
  • Patent number: 9022269
    Abstract: A modular fishing vest system combining the load capacity of a backpack with the advantages of a fishing vest is described. The modular fishing vest system typically includes a fishing vest with a first storage module removably coupled to a back side of the vest. The first storage module can resemble a backpack. The modular fishing vest system typically further includes shoulder straps installed inside the fishing vest in order to transfer load to a user's shoulders. The shoulder straps are typically removably coupled to an inside surface of the vest. The modular fishing vest system further includes second storage modules detachably installed on a front side of the vest. The second storage modules can include a shelf pocket that opens to provide a shelf approximately horizontally disposed, on which pocket contents or other items can be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Woodcock
  • Patent number: 8950644
    Abstract: The present invention involves the provision of a backpack frame assembly and associated load carrying devices. The backpack frame includes a plurality of stays having flexible joints therebetween. A membrane is secured to certain of the stays and helps resist flexing of joints between adjacent stay end portions. Load carrying devices may be provided and are releasably mounted to the frame assembly. The distance between the assembly's shoulder straps and hip belt can be adjusted to accommodate user's having different torso lengths by using an adjuster sheet to separate hook and look members attaching a shoulder strap assembly to a frame assembly. The adjuster sheet can operate as a support element when not operating as an adjuster. The adjuster sheet can be constructed of a laminated composite material and include reinforcing ribs formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mystery Ranch Ltd
    Inventor: Dana Wright Gleason, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8561865
    Abstract: An organizer attached for use in combination with a vehicle sun visor. The vehicle sun visor has inside and outside major visor surfaces. The sun visor is pivotable between a raised position wherein the inside visor surface resides adjacent an interior ceiling of the vehicle, and a lowered position wherein the outside visor surface resides adjacent a front windshield of the vehicle. The organizer attachment includes an organizer panel having opposing planar inside and outside major panel surfaces. The inside panel surface defines a first fastener area incorporating one of hook and loop fasteners. At least one visor strap is attached to the sun visor, and is separate and detachable from the organizer panel. The visor strap defines a second fastener area incorporating one of hook and loop fasteners adapted for releasably mating with the first fastener area of the organizer panel. The organizer attachment is readily removed from the sun visor and the visor strap for transport outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Lee Mantis
  • 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: 8191745
    Abstract: The Secured Children's Book and Toy Holder that attaches to a child's car seat, stroller, or other children's transport device utilizing the Secured Children's Book and Toy Holder's seat belt harness connector loop and pads of mating hook and loop fastener material attachment ribbons that securely hold children's books and toys in a child's lap, preventing them from being dropped or thrown. The Secured Children's Book and Toy Holder is made of fabrics with strategically located reinforced button holes and a covered zippered back access panel to allow secure attachment of three books and/or multiple toys through the use of pads of mating hook and loop fastener material attachment ribbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Janice Everett Gray
  • Patent number: 8162189
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of an automobile accessory comprising an envelope that fits between the center console of an automobile and either the front driver's seat, or the front passenger's seat, for catching items that would otherwise end up between an automobile seat and the center console or under the seat. In addition, the accessory may act as a convenient storage location for items intentionally placed inside it. Also included are methods of using embodiments of the automobile accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Robins
  • Patent number: 7845527
    Abstract: The device for carrying articles includes a first side portion, a second side portion and a holder unit. The first and second side portions include a means for holding the first and second side portions together. Each of the first and second side portions include an inside face and an outside face. The inside faces of the side portions are at least partially covered with either the hook or loop fabric of a hook and loop fabric fastening system. The holder unit is adapted for fitting between the side portions. At least portions of the sides of the holder unit are covered with corresponding hook or loop fabric appropriate for engaging the hook or loop fabric of the side portions. At least one of the outside faces of the side portions includes provisions for securing the carrying device to a military garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventors: William Michael McMillan, Mick Strider
  • Patent number: 7810683
    Abstract: A carrier includes a base and a clear plastic top member connected to the base via a plurality of spaced binding bands with a receiving space formed between them for holding a handheld video device therein, and an arm band extended across and releasably secured to a lower side of the base for binding the carrier around a user's arm. The binding bands are length adjustably connected at a proximal end to peripheral edges of the top member, and are provided on a back side with a hook fastener surface each for releasably securing to loop fastener surfaces provided on the lower side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Te-Erh Chan
  • Publication number: 20070267454
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interchangeable attachment of golf accessories to a golf bag are described. Inventive systems and methods allow for easy access to selected golf accessories and their placement in a convenient and modifiable arrangement on a golf bag. An inventive system includes a plurality of pre-sized hook-and-loop fasteners, each individual pre-sized hook-and-loop fastener having a hook portion and a loop portion. At least two golf accessory storage elements are also included. Each storage element has an attachment surface for attachment of the hook portion or the loop portion of the individual pre-sized hook-and-loop fastener so that each storage element can be reversibly and interchangeably attached to a complementary fastener on a golf bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventor: Luis Baiz
  • Patent number: 7017787
    Abstract: A vehicle eating accessory that includes a pouch structure attachable to an interior passenger compartment structure of a vehicle and having an extendable protectant cover member that is extendably removable from the pouch structure and positionable over a clothing and/or lap area of a person eating and/or drinking in the vehicle; the vehicle eating accessory extendable protectant cover member including a clipping structure for securing the extendable protectant cover member in place and an elongated catching pouch formed along at least one perimeter edge thereof for catching crumbs and other dropped elements that may be dropped onto the cover member by a person while eating; the cover member may be reusable or may be disposable and replaceable with a new cover member; the pouch assembly may contain multiple cover members if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventors: Carolyn L. Dean, Damion J. Dean
  • Patent number: 7011241
    Abstract: A low slung tool belt carrier includes pouches designed to be suspended from a belt strap construction with a shoulder strap crossing over the torso or shoulders to support the larger of two pouches, the pouches arranged to fit on the hips or be rested upon the hips of an individual. Alternate constructions incorporate handles for carrying the pouches and fasteners for combining pouches. Various alternative combinations of tool belts, waist straps, handles, carry straps, pouches and pockets enable customization of a tool belt for individual workmen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Andrezj M. Redzisz
  • Patent number: 7000810
    Abstract: The present invention is a tool pouch for mounting on a rear wall of a cab of a truck-like vehicle. The tool pouch has a backing which is preferably nylon or canvas. The front portion of the backing preferably has a plurality of pockets of different sizes and shapes, loops, hooks, T-hooks, clips for holding and storing a number of different tools and accessories in a neat, organized fashion. The tool pouch is attached to the rear wall of the cab by a number of attaching means such as by a groove attachment and mounting hook assembly, a hook and loop fastener attachment, or via a pair of snap fittings. In one embodiment, the tool pouch has support rods for additional support. The backing optionally includes an open space for disposing the pouch over a transmission drive hump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Timothy R. Farmer
  • Patent number: 6913176
    Abstract: A belt for carrying baby equipment has an insulated, generally cylindrical pocket for carrying a feeding bottle or a feeding cup and a generally rectangular pocket for carrying a telephone. The rear of the belt has an elongated rectangular pocket which has a top opening and a pair of side opening for storing a changing pad and clean diapers. The inside of the belt has a pair of pockets for storage of various items. The cylindrical pocket and the rectangular pocket are adjustably mounted on the belt. The upper edge of the rear pocket is elasticized to combine security with easy access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Colette Buscemi
  • Patent number: 6843399
    Abstract: A belt caddy for carrying a number of cylindrical paintball containers during a war game. The outer face of the belt is lined with a first type of hook-and-loop fabric fastener. Each of the containers is surrounded by an elastic sleeve mounting over approximately half of its longitudinal outer surface, a first patch of a second type of hook-and-loop fastener and, over the remainder of the outer surface, the same type of hook-and-loop fabric fastener as the web. The containers can be bunched together in a pack and secured to the belt by interconnection of the hook-and-loop fastener materials. A pair of cooperating straps are used to further cinch the pack of containers to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: JT USA, LLC
    Inventor: Alfonso Celaya Garcia
  • Patent number: 6814270
    Abstract: The present invention is that of an improved device for carrying a weapon. The present invention provides concealed carrying of a weapon, preferably a handgun, by a law enforcement officer or the like. The handgun is supported on the upper back of the wearer, preferably between the wearer's shoulder blades. The handgun is held in a holster having a body that is formed to match the contour of the gun. The holster includes a sheath of flexible material extending across the upper back of the wearer. The sheath is held in place by a pair of shoulder straps and a pair of armpit straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Richard A. Mason
  • Publication number: 20040084495
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a carrier device for transporting a golfer's accessory items during play. The device includes a carrier member attached to a glove attachment surface that is configured to engage a portion of a golf glove such that the golf glove can be stored on the carrier member when not being used by the golfer. In accordance with other embodiments, the carrier member is configured to secure one or more golf balls therein. In accordance with other embodiments, various device holders are attached to the carrier member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: John Rudeen, Mark D. Landgraf
  • Publication number: 20040031836
    Abstract: A belt caddy for carrying a number of cylindrical paintball containers during a war game. The outer face of the belt is lined with a first type of hook-and-loop fabric fastener. Each of the containers is surrounded by an elastic sleeve mounting over approximately half of its longitudinal outer surface, a first patch of a second type of hook-and-loop fastener and, over the remainder of the outer surface, the same type of hook-and-loop fabric fastener as the web. The containers can be bunched together in a pack and secured to the belt by interconnection of the hook-and-loop fastener materials. A pair of cooperating straps are used to further cinch the pack of containers to the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Alfonso Celaya Garcia
  • Patent number: 6691722
    Abstract: A walking cane holder apparatus allows a walking cane to be removably attached to a person's clothing when not being used and also prevents the cane from falling to the ground when dropped by a user. The walking cane has a walking cane holding attachment having an elongated support member having first and second straps connected together. The first strap has a clothing fastener attached thereto and the second strap has a piece of hook and loop material attached thereto. A piece of hook and loop material is attached to the walking cane for releasably attaching the walking cane to the holding attachment second strap a piece of hook and loop material and has one end of an elongated, flexible, resilient cord attached thereto. The resilient cord has a piece of hook and loop material attached to the other end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventors: Jack M. Hutchinson, Brenda Allen
  • Patent number: 6666360
    Abstract: An improved hydration system for runners that provides superior motion control and easy dispensing. Fluid is contained within a flexible bladder and pack, and attached to the waist. The pack is constructed of comfortable, elastic, and thermally-insulating fabric. When attached to the waist, tension in the fabric compresses the bladder against the user and dampens motion. Uniform distribution of fluid in the bladder contributes to motion control and is provided by a flexible plastic compression plate and snap elements that pinch the lower portion of the bladder. The snap elements can be disengaged to allow the bladder to be fully expanded for easy cleaning and drying. Fluid is dispensed from a small waist-mounted squeeze bottle that fills automatically from the bladder via fluid coupling elements. Check valves ensure that fluid flows unidirectionally from bladder to bottle to user, and prevent air infiltration into the squeeze bottle and bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Michael W. Swank
  • Publication number: 20030178459
    Abstract: An improved, secure money holder comprising a flat pouch, no wider than a belt, adapted to attach to the inside of the belt with a zipper incorporated in the inner layer of the flat pouch. The preferred means of attachment is adhesive backed hook and loop fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Vincent E. Aniwanou
  • Publication number: 20030047578
    Abstract: A vehicle, such as a garden tractor, riding mower or golf cart, with sport bottles, having fluid refreshment therein, removably adhered thereto in which the various body parts of the vehicle are disposed in different planes and the sport bottles are formed with attachment devices which are removably adherent to the various body parts to support the sport bottle, irrespective of the plane of the body part to which it is adhered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventor: Charles Michael Barnett
  • Publication number: 20030034366
    Abstract: A holder for a concealed handgun includes a resilient clip removeably attachable to a wearer's belt or waistband. Attached to the clip and supported thereby is a support strap which extends downward from the clip inside a wearer's pants or other garment. A Velcro® patch on a lower end of the support strap attaches to a matching patch attached to the grip of the handgun; the handgun has patches on either grip, allowing the handgun to be worn on either side of a person's body. A holder strap is sewn or otherwise attached to the support strap at approximately a right angle; the holder strap includes Velcro® tabs or patches so that it can be wrapped around the grip of a handgun to secure the handgun within the holder strap. Pulling upward on the clip removes both holder and handgun from within the wearer's clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventor: Wesley S. Sloan
  • Publication number: 20030010799
    Abstract: An electronic device attachment mechanism including a first attachment adapted for securement to a piece of furniture or a car dashboard. A second attachment is adapted for securement to an electronic device. The second attachment is adapted for removable coupling with the first attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Rene Ashing, James Smith
  • Patent number: 6491194
    Abstract: A cell phone holder for motor vehicles provides for placement of a cellular phone at any convenient location desired in a motor vehicle or other area as desired. The present cell phone holder essentially comprises a relatively narrow back or spine portion with opposed upper and lower lateral arms extending therefrom. The arms are open between their facing forward ends, to allow complete access to the cellular phone contained within the holder. The back of the holder includes one portion of hook and loop fabric material thereon, which removably attaches to another portion of mating material which is secured to another surface (automobile dash, etc.) A person wishing to use the phone may easily grasp the phone and withdraw it from the open holder for use as desired. One or more spacers may be provided to adjust for different sizes of phones, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Ernest Marvin
  • Patent number: 6435392
    Abstract: A lightweight waterproof pouch for carrying personal objects such as cash, a watch, credit cards, a wallet, and the like in a wet environment and for keeping those objects safe and dry comprises an outer enclosure formed of flexible material, a removable, resealable, waterproof inner pouch liner for insertion into the outer enclosure, and a strap attached to the outer enclosure for holding the pouch around a wearer's body. The inner pouch liner forms a watertight compartment when closed for keeping the personal objects dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Linda Kennedy
  • Patent number: 6431420
    Abstract: A reloadable fuse dispensing system includes a carrier adapted to be detachably fastened on a user's body and a dispenser which is detachably attached to the carrier and includes a dispenser body and a fuse holder arrangement which is mounted on the dispenser body for detachably webbing a predetermined length of fuse in a daisy chained manner. During combat, the user simply attaches a pre-loaded dispenser on the carrier and feeds out the fuse from the dispenser in order to fire the explosion quickly and easily. For next detonation, ripping out the used dispenser and replacing a pre-loaded one, the user is then ready to move to next target for another shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Publication number: 20020084295
    Abstract: A portable carrier adapted for releasable connection to the human body and adapted to carry an auxiliary item such as keys, Mace™, pepper spray, or the like, includes a base strap having first and second parts of a hook and loop type fastener secured thereto. The strap is adapted to be wrapped around a part of the human body and secured to itself to releasably secure the strap to the human body at a desired location. The strap includes means in the form of an attachment loop, a cylindrical pocket, or a pouch adapted to releasably retain the auxiliary item in a manner for rapid-access by the user of the carrier. Alternatively, the auxiliary item may be adapted to directly attach to the base strap itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Delores O Martindale, John Martindale
  • Patent number: 6401253
    Abstract: A worker's glove comprises a glove body having fingers, a palm and a back. A hook-and-loop fastening system mounts a worker's aid device on the glove back. The device is one or more devices selected from the group consisting of a magnetic container, a flashlight, a tape measure, a plumb bob, and a note pad. In a preferred embodiment, the magnetic container is a cylindrical cup having a magnet for securing screws, nut, bolts and other magnetizable fasteners within the cup for ready access by the worker. Several different devices can be stacked on the glove back. The devices can also be mounted on the butt end of a drill handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Mark E. Brunson
  • Patent number: 6398092
    Abstract: An improved rigid carpenter's belt with lumbosacral support includes end sections to accept a plurality of interchangeable looped carpenter pouches with Velcro strips to attach the pouches to corresponding Velcro strips on the carpenter belt. The belt comprises a belt structure of leather having a buckle on one end and holes in the other end to form a releasable coupling and a central section of increased height, cephalad and caudoly, to provide lumbosacral support extending laterally within the central section and fabricated of foam-like material covered with split leather. Laterally disposed on opposite sides of the lumbosacral support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventor: Michael R. Ansley
  • Patent number: 6382481
    Abstract: A retractable article holder assembly for use preferably in conjunction with a disposable cigarette lighter comprises in one embodiment an article holder for securing a disposable cigarette lighter, a support housing, a retraction mechanism mounted within the support housing comprising a spring-biased reel for extracting and retracting a cord secured at a first end thereto, a clip secured to one side of the support housing for attaching the housing to an object, and a fastener strap for connecting the article holder to the retraction mechanism. A plurality of protrusions is provided in an interior portion of the article container for preventing movement of the article relative to the article holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Caroline Jo McIlmoil
  • Patent number: 6367672
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combination comprising a storage pouch constructed from a single piece of flexible sheet material folded to form a front panel, left side panel, right side panel, rear panel and a bottom panel, the bottom panel joining the front and rear panels, and the front and rear panels joined at corresponding laterally positioned and spaced apart panel edges. A first surface attachment means is fixed to an inside surface of the storage pouch. A hand-held communication device is an additional part of the combination, this communication device is adapted by size for fitting into the storage pouch, with a space between the front panel of the storage pouch and the front surface of the communication device, and a space between the rear panel of the storage pouch and the rear surface of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Sur Grip Holsters, Limited
    Inventor: Harvey Lind
  • Patent number: 6364112
    Abstract: The invention is a condiment container that attaches to other objects. In one embodiment of the invention, the condiment container is a portable and disposable container that adhesively attaches to the interior of a vehicle. This embodiment facilitates the eating of food and snacks while driving. This embodiment includes a container body that holds the condiment. The container body can have any shape (e.g., it can be in a shape of a packet or a bucket). This container includes an attaching arm that rotatably couples to the container body, and has an adhesive material on one of its sides. A consumer can attach the container to a surface in the vehicle by rotating the arm away from the container body and abutting the adhesive side of the arm to the vehicle surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Dashboard Packaging Joint Venture
    Inventor: Alex Pitschka
  • Patent number: 6364185
    Abstract: A sheet material dispenser box holder, such as a cosmetic tissue box holder, is made of elastic cord or strap material in a woven fish-net pattern forming a bag shaped container closed at the top except for an access opening for easy placement of a tissue box inside the box holder. Attachment means are fastened to the box holder for securing the box holder in a desired position on a support surface whereby it will remain reliably in any attitude of a vehicle or other surface to which it is mounted and readily allowing removal of individual tissue sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Charles Wu
  • Patent number: 6299042
    Abstract: A touring bag support is secured on top of a motorcycle luggage rack. A touring bag is secured to the support in a variety of ways. The bottom of the touring bag remains flat and stable on the support because the support is longer and wider than the touring bag and the motorcycle luggage rack. A plurality of slots on an outer perimeter of the support allow for easy attachment of the touring bag to the support by bungee cords and straps. The touring bag support provides a safe, stable load on the rear of the motorcycle. Further, an overall neat, aesthetically pleasing appearance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventor: Charles E. Smith
  • Patent number: 6296164
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for securing a medical device on a patient's body. According to one preferred embodiment, a medical device holder is provided that includes a strap for attachment to a patient, a pouch attached to the strap, the pouch including a front layer and a back layer that forms a pocket for receiving the medical device, and a first fastener fixedly attached to an inner surface of the front layer to attach the front layer to the back layer to secure the medical device in the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Dale Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Russo
  • Patent number: 6216932
    Abstract: A support member and detachable container mounting, which includes a support member, for example, a shoulder strap, a container having a top mounting hole, a flexible suspension member having one end fixedly connected to the support member and an opposite end terminating in a T-shaped end piece inserted through the mounting hole on the container by force to suspend the container from the support member, and loop and hook materials respectively provided at the support member and the T-shaped end piece of the flexible suspension member for enabling the T-shaped end piece of the flexible suspension member to be secured to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Bo Kun Wu
  • Patent number: 6196435
    Abstract: A sheet material dispenser box holder, such as a cosmetic tissue box holder, is made up of elastic cord or strap material in a woven fish-net pattern forming a bag shaped container closed at the top except for an access opening, facilitating easy placement of a tissue box, inside the bag shaped box holder, such box holder having diverse attachment patches for retaining the box holder in position where it will remain reliably in any attitude of a vehicle or surface to which it is mounted while readily allowing removal of individual tissue sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: Charles Wu
  • Patent number: 6176402
    Abstract: An ankle holster system, for carrying a concealed handgun includes a vertical support member that engages footwear worn by a user to provide vertical support for a holster and handgun. Cooperating releasable fasteners are mounted on the holster and the support member for securing the holster to the support member. A retainer strap wraps around the leg and the holster to secure the holster against rotative movement and attaches to the holster by another pair of cooperating releasable fasteners. The support member may include a strap to secure it to the leg of a user in the case of a heavy gun and holster that could cause outward bowing of the support member. The support member includes a planar metal element that can be bent in its plane and perpendicular to its plane but is rigid in the vertical direction to minimize vertical movement of the holster but allow for flexing necessary at the ankle and foot. The system includes a support member for use with boots and a longer support member for use with shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Safariland Ltd.
    Inventor: William H. Rogers
  • Patent number: 6168057
    Abstract: A ready to use, self contained article holding device for use on clothing to hold and support articles of a suitable kind like single use cameras. This device has on one end a protective liner (51) that is peeled off to expose an adhesive (50) that is on the back of a fastening strip (48) for attachment to an article. A fastening material (52) on the reverse side of fastening strip (48) is joined to a complementary fastening material (38) on a fastening strip (46) that is connected by an adhesive back on the second fastener strip (46) to the larger front side of a securing mechanism base (42). Securing mechanism base (42) is made from a sturdy, nonharmful material so that is can support the weight of an attached item and not damage clothing from which it is held. Fastening strips (48 & 46) are made of material that will allow repeated releasing and replacing of attached products without reduction in holding ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: Barry E. Schwabe