Clasp Type Patents (Class 248/113)
  • Patent number: 11905984
    Abstract: The mounting bracket includes a body that has a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a first mounting hole that passes through the body and is located between the first end and the second end. A first resilient wing is located at the first end of the body. A second resilient wing is located at the second end of the body. A tab protrudes from a first edge of the body. The tab is located between the first end of the body and the second end of the body. A second mounting hole passes through the tab. The first resilient wing and the second resilient wing each extend upward from the body and are biased toward each other such that the first resilient wing and the second resilient wing are configured to grip and secure an object to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Joya Helander
  • Patent number: 11752617
    Abstract: A chainsaw hanger has a flat face with a J-shaped support arm extending perpendicular to and vertically downward from the face, curving to form a horizontal portion parallel to and spaced laterally from the face, and a vertical portion extending upward towards and spaced laterally from a bottom surface of the face. The chainsaw hanger supports a chain saw in a vertical position abutting a wall. The support arm of a lockable chainsaw hanger has a pair of apertures spaced to accommodate a U-shaped rod having legs extending downward. One leg is slidably and rotatably secured within the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventor: Brian Robert Jones
  • Patent number: 11400750
    Abstract: A holder assembly for holding a painting tool within a paint container is provided. The holder assembly includes an inner tube including an attachment mechanism for receiving the painting tool, an outer tube that receives the inner tube, wherein the outer tube includes a securement means for attaching to the paint container, and a tightener to secure a position of the inner tube within the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: James LeWan
  • Patent number: 11331943
    Abstract: A painting bucket system. The painting bucket system includes a first bucket. The first bucket includes a first bucket base. Additionally, the first bucket has at least one first bucket wall that extends upward from the first bucket base. The first bucket wall defines a first bucket opening at a top portion of the first bucket wall opposite of the first bucket base. A first bucket lip is defined around the first bucket opening. A plurality of hooks extends inward from the first bucket lip. The plurality of hooks can secure a plurality of paint brushes. The painting bucket system also includes a second bucket. The second bucket includes a second bucket base. A second bucket wall extends upward from the second bucket base. A plurality of rods extends upward from the second bucket base. The plurality of rods is designed to receive a plurality of paint roller pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Luke Livingston
  • Patent number: 11311104
    Abstract: A rack system for removably supporting a plurality of articles therein includes a membrane for accommodating at least one of the plurality of articles therein and including at least in part a resilient material forming a plurality of petals defining an opening. The system further includes an attachment arrangement configured for attaching to an external surface. The membrane and the attachment arrangement are configured to collaborate to support the membrane at a predetermined distance from the external surface. The plurality of petals are configured for removably holding at least one of the plurality of articles inserted into the opening. In an embodiment, the system includes a sub-frame for providing structural integrity to the membrane. Alternatively, the membrane is at least in part formed of a stiff material surrounding the petals such that the membrane is attachable to the attachment arrangement in a self-supporting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew S. Jend
  • Patent number: 11254065
    Abstract: A support device for a tubular element, includes a housing part configured to house, during use, the tubular element, and at least a mobile part for guiding and positioning the tubular element and for protecting the housing part. The mobile part is configured to assume at least a first position to access the housing part of the tubular element, in order to easily insert the tubular element into the housing part, and to assume at least a second position to retain the tubular element and to at least partly cover said housing part and the tubular element positioned therein. The mobile part includes a lever for passage from the first position to the second position and drivable by the tubular element during its insertion into the housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: DELCON S.R.L
    Inventors: Norberto Sala, Fabio Belletti, Mauro Bresciani
  • Patent number: 11225104
    Abstract: A device for holding a paintbrush from a lip or edge of a paint container such that the paintbrush bristles are allowed to be submerged at a controllable depth in the paint of the paint container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Ray Hepinstall
  • Patent number: 11092401
    Abstract: An upper saddle of a weapon storage rack for securing a barrel of a firearm includes an upper saddle body with an about U-shaped opening adapted to accept the barrel of the firearm. A pair of snap locks is disposed in or on the upper saddle, the pair of snap locks includes a left snap lock and a right snap lock. The pair of snap locks includes a pair of rollers or a rotating locks spring biased by a spring or a band to at least a spring biased open or a spring biased closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Kubiniec
  • Patent number: 11084409
    Abstract: This shaft-support structure for a rotary body is provided with a bearing portion disposed to a base panel and a fulcrum shaft that is disposed to a cup holder and is supported by the bearing portion in a rotatable manner. The bearing portion has slits on the side apart from the base panel. A center cover is disposed at a position facing the slits. The cup holder is configured in such a way that, when a load exceeding a predetermined level is exerted in the direction away from the base panel, the fulcrum shaft moves in a direction in which the fulcrum shaft disengages from the bearing portion through the slits and, therewith, by pressing the center cover from the inside and causing the center cover to move in the direction separating from the bearing portion, the fulcrum shaft disengages from the bearing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO, INC.
    Inventor: Yoichi Hirano
  • Patent number: 10889249
    Abstract: A utility hook assembly is disclosed that conveniently secures to a planar surface such as the bottom of a counter or cabinet, and has a plurality of hooks that extend perpendicular to a mounting base. The base includes on an outer surface a fixed bracket with a pair of eyelets that are collinear at an edge of the mounting bracket. The eyelets each receive one end of a suspended hook member such that the suspended hook members can swing/pivot about their respective eyelet in separate but parallel vertical planes. The opposite ends of the hook members are collinear and laterally extended in opposite directions. Disposed on an inner surface of the base is one or more magnets positioned above the intersection of the opposite ends of the hook members and the base when the hook members are fully rotated parallel to the base. The magnets allow the hooks to attach to the base without any other mechanical attachments, providing a simple and reliable attachment mode for the utility hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Snyder
  • Patent number: 10717318
    Abstract: A universal paint brush holder for paint buckets has a paint brush handle bracket extending perpendicularly from a slide fit speed clip which is removably attachable to the rim of an open paint bucket. The device accommodates paint brushes and paint buckets of a wide variety of sizes. The paint brush handle bracket has two arms that extend from a base outward and define a nook in which a paint brush handle is retained. The slide fit speed clip is formed from a front guide extending down from the front of the base and a back panel extending downward from the back of the base. The paint brush holder has no moving parts and is therefore durable, long-lasting and inexpensive to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Patrick Baker
  • Patent number: 10527078
    Abstract: Breakaway retention device (100) is comprises a retained member (120) and a retention body (110). The retention member includes a retention knob (121). The retention body includes a housing having one or more resilient components (113a and 113b), two or more retention members (114a, 114b, 114a, and 114d), and a retention space (118). The retention space is at least partially defined by the retention members and configured to receive the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The resilient components are disposed to resiliently maintain each of the retention members in a predetermined engagement position in the retention body to engage the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The retained member and the retention body are prevented from being decoupled without the application of a predetermined force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Michael E. Bausch, Michael R. Mueller, Rollin Brown
  • Patent number: 10327540
    Abstract: An effective assembly for a toothbrush holder is achieved by applying a biasing member's force to cause two portions of an enclosure, each receiving one of two rollers. In this way, the biasing action can be used both for the roller action as well as for keeping the enclosure closed around the toothbrush head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ,AXOR INC.
    Inventors: Denis Lamothe, Jean Lamothe
  • Patent number: 10244848
    Abstract: A grooming mirror for assisting a user with clipping facial hair, so that hair clippings are captured for disposal without littering a bathroom area, has a reflective mirror mounted on a housing, and a base attached to and extending from the housing for operatively supporting the reflective mirror for use by the user. A clippings catching sheet is provided for catching the hair clippings. A rigid framework extends from the base to support the clippings catching sheet beneath the reflective mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Payam John Javaherian
  • Patent number: 10118285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cap of the type used for being attached to shafts or handles (1) of implements, such as cleaning implements, and coupleable to different types of handles (1), thereby preventing the need to have different sized and shaped caps, basically comprising an elongated and hollow tubular body, an upper end (2), an open lower end (3) for at least partially housing therein the free end of the handle (1) of an implement, a magnet (4) for attaching it to a hanging surface (9) and progressive adjustment means for adjusting it to the outer contour of said handle (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jaime Jose Roncero Romero
  • Patent number: 10006585
    Abstract: A unique foldable mounting bracket assembly for mounting and securing vertically disposed accessories for decks and patios. The folding mounting bracket assembly when supporting vertically disposed cylindrical post requires both an upper and lower bracket. These brackets are mounted to the vertical post. When these brackets are used in conjunction with the railing of a deck the brackets can be mounted to the vertical railing support post below the top railing horizontal support cross member and above the lower support cross member. This unique foldable mounting bracket when not in use stows flat against the vertical support post not protruding out of the envelope of the standard 2?×4? railing horizontal members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence John Thomas, Mary Catherine Thomas
  • Patent number: 9950731
    Abstract: A cup holder for an associated stroller includes a cup for releasably holding therein an associated drink container and a base detachably connected to the cup. The base includes a mounting member releasably connecting the cup holder to an associated stroller bar and a tightening mechanism separately engaging the associated stroller bar for tightening the base against the associated stroller bar and holding the cup holder at a predetermined location on the associated stroller bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Sunny Kim, Tiffany Chen
  • Patent number: 9936799
    Abstract: A broom holder for supporting a broom includes a stand-alone base having a flat support surface suitable for resting on a floor. Two generally parallel walls extend from the base in a direction away from and normal to the base. The parallel walls are spaced from each other a distance generally corresponding to a width of a broom head and forms an elongate space to receive the broom head and bristles. The parallel walls are configured to engage and support the broom head to maintain the broom in an upright orientation with the broom handle in a generally vertical direction and at a height at least equal to the predetermined length of the broom bristles so that the broom can be supported when not in use without bending or flexing the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Ruben Dario Reyes
  • Patent number: 9914402
    Abstract: The rod & reel carrier and utility box assembly is a storage box insert for a full-sized pickup bed, which is able to secure multiple rod and reels for transport, combined with a storage utility box with locking, hinged cover for storing any manner of fishing accessories, and items of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Vincent Jones, Lee Haynes
  • Patent number: 9404364
    Abstract: A bolt centralizer for a bolting feed in a rock bolt system has a flexible body capable of elastically flexing from an upright posture for centralizing a rock bolt to a folded posture that permits a bolting feed to advance. The centralizer includes a passage for guiding the rock bolt into a hole drilled by the rock bolt system. The centralizer also includes a base for fastening the centralizer to a sliding carriage adapted to travel over rails of the bolting feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: 1311854 ONTARIO LIMITED
    Inventor: Yves Nelson
  • Patent number: 9365332
    Abstract: Dispensing apparatuses (10) for administering particulate materials are presented. In an embodiment, the present disclosure provides a dispensing apparatus (10) including an overcap (30) having a lid (32) having an attachment mechanism (50) connected to a portion of a surface of the lid and rim (34) hingedly attached to the lid and comprising a gripper (60) constructed and arranged to hold a scoop (20). The scoop can be releasably attached to the lid and the rim of the overcap in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Richard Seth Jentis, Jason Billig, Stuart Leslie, Daniel Taek Kim, Roland Zeder, Elisa Partosoedarso Malani, Timm Lee Dupuis
  • Patent number: 9327849
    Abstract: The invention primarily is directed to an orienting holder for a container that is being filled with a product on a container filling line. The container holder (10) has at least two rollers (18) and a base portion (12). The rollers are made of an elastic material which can be an elastomer inclusive of polymeric foams. The rollers are on arms (15, 16) that project above the base portion and usually will contact the container (30) at an upper part of the container. The arms which support the rollers can pivot. The elastic material of the rollers provide for a positive gripping of the container on the filling line, including a positive grip onto containers which may be partially out of the specified tolerances. The compressibility of the elastic material of the rollers can be enhanced through forming channels (27) in the roller structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: John H. Swanson
  • Patent number: 9314918
    Abstract: Device holder for clamping long-handled devices subject to gravity, has a carrier to be fastened to a wall, a pair of clamping scissors reversibly pivoted relative to the carrier from horizontal to vertical positions, the scissors having two scissor legs moved relative to each other and rotatably arranged at a bent end on the carrier side. Free legs of the scissor legs cross one another and form a device receptacle. For the device holder to securely hold the device and to remain functional for a long time, in the area of the receptacle the scissor legs are always in a plane having a line of intersection with the clamp carrier plane that is horizontally oriented, and at least one scissor leg limits at least the pivoting motion of the other scissor leg into the clamping position by a stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Wilbs
  • Patent number: 9212784
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling system for a gas container, in particular a gas cylinder (9), comprising a base (1) which is designed to be fixed on a support (10), wherein the base (1) comprises a first arm (3a) and a second arm (3b), at least one of which is mobile in pivoting relative to the other, and an activation unit (4) which co-operates with at least one of said first and second arms (3a, 3b), such as to pivot at least one of said first and second arms (3a, 3b) to bring them towards one another, when said activation unit (4) is activated. The invention also relates to a support/cylinder assembly comprising a coupling system of this type, and a gas cylinder (9) retained by the arms (3a, 3b) of said coupling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Antoine Frenal, Vincent Graviere, Renaud Ligonesche, Chiara Tarantello, Adrien Trevisan
  • Patent number: 9138049
    Abstract: A paint removal device that allows for the removal of excess paint from a paintbrush for cleaner and more efficient painting. The paint removal device contains an attachment member to allow for the device to be secured to a lip of a paint can, and a removal member that includes a pair of arms extends laterally away from the clip portion. When attached to a paint can, the paint removal member is positioned to allow for a painter to draw the paintbrush against the side of the arms of the paint removal member to remove the excess paint from the paintbrush bristles after inserting the paintbrush into the paint supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Spiros Maragos, Matthew Rossi
  • Patent number: 9115533
    Abstract: A pull clip for the bottom bar of a window shade, the pull clip comprising a pair of arms joined by a bridge portion, the arms flexibly biased toward a rest position when displaced therefrom, at least a portion of the arms releasably receivable within one or more channels on the bottom bar, at least one of the arms or the bridge portion including an engagement member, the engagement member frictionally engaging the bottom bar when the arms are received within the one or more channels to restrain the movement of the pull clip along the one or more channels, the pull clip including a receiver, the receiver facilitating the attachment of a cord or wand to the pull clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Ng
  • Patent number: 9095975
    Abstract: A rolling gripper for use in a housing assembly that holds stored items. The rolling gripper includes a support frame that has space apart side walls and a floor extending between the side walls, the walls have non-linear slots that are opposed to each other; and, a rolling gripper that is configured to fit between the side walls of the support frame and has fixed pins that are configured to be received and move within the non-linear slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Green
  • Patent number: 9094494
    Abstract: A quick release device holder for portable electronics devices that protects soft and impressionable housing materials from damage during insertion and removal. The quick release device holder includes a backing plane formed with a substantially rigid spine portion and a receiver pocket adjacent to a first end thereof. One or more latching arms extend from the backing plane spaced away from the receiver pocket, each of the one or more latching arms further including a resiliently flexible stem portion coupled to the backing plane and having a head portion spaced away from the backing plane. The head portion further includes one or more rollers coupled thereto in a position spaced away from an interior surface of the backing plane, and a retention tongue between the one or more rollers and the interior surface of the backing plane and being set back from a circumference of the one or more rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 9032687
    Abstract: A structural element for constructing an auxiliary means for the manufacture of a reinforcement includes at least one coupling point for coupling the structural element to another structural element. The structural element is formed from a basic element. The structural element may further include a holding means for holding a reinforcement rod. A method for constructing an auxiliary means and a method for manufacturing a reinforcement are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Edward Kelly
  • Patent number: 9016640
    Abstract: A stationary base with at least two door shrouds extending from a tower portion. The tower portion has at least one groove communicating with a groove guide. An actuating housing is attached to the groove guide and connected to at least one force member positioned between the base and the actuating housing. At least one containment door is positioned in a door groove adjacent each door shroud. Each containment door communicates with the actuating housing with at least one guide pin positioned in a guide slot of each containment door, the guide slot being angled at a predetermined angle to translate vertical movement of the actuating housing to horizontal movement of each containment door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: RKS Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi K. Sawhney, Kavinder Singh, John Vernon
  • Publication number: 20150034777
    Abstract: The paint brush holder is a device allowing the user to keep paint brush, when not in use, attracted by magnetic forces to a magnet and keeping brush bristles away from the device to prevent it from soiling and allowing the remaining paint drip back into the can. The paint brush holder includes a bracket with a magnet attached to an upper bended end of an upward bracket limb and a clamp for easy device fastening atop of the open paint can rim. The clamp consists of a lever pivotally attached to the horizontal limb of the bracket and a fastener attached pivotally to the lever. Additionally, in the clamp locked position an axis of the fastener rotation is located lower than axis of the lever rotation to keep the device reliably locked on the paint can rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: David Ionis
  • Patent number: 8833697
    Abstract: A component for connecting structures to intersection regions of said component is disclosed, particularly for an aircraft or spacecraft, including a coupling element, including a first fiber which wraps around the coupling element so that the first fiber extends in a first plane in front of the coupling element and in a second plane behind the coupling element, the first and second planes intersecting, and including a second fiber which wraps around the coupling element so that the second fiber extends in a third plane in front of the coupling element and in a fourth plane behind the coupling element, the third and fourth planes intersecting, and with the first fiber portions of the first and second fibers crossing over in a first region and the second fiber portions of the first and second fibers crossing over in a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Seack, Alexander Bruns
  • Patent number: 8701370
    Abstract: A structural element for constructing an auxiliary means for the manufacture of a reinforcement includes at least one coupling point for coupling the structural element to another structural element. The structural element is formed from a basic element. The structural element may further include a holding means for holding a reinforcement rod. A method for constructing an auxiliary means and a method for manufacturing a reinforcement are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Edward Kelly
  • Patent number: 8424817
    Abstract: An article holder includes a base having a chamber and two opposite grooves, and having two ears, a follower having two projections slidably engaged with the grooves of the base and having a latching tongue, a carrier member having a pivot shaft extended from a protrusion and pivotally engaged with the ears of the base and having an engaging cavity, a spring member biases the latching tongue to engage with the engaging cavity of the carrier member at a working position, the carrier member is pivotal relative to the base to a storing position when the latching tongue of the follower is disengaged from the engaging cavity of the carrier member, a gripping block is pivotally attached to the carrier member and biased to engage with an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Chen
  • Patent number: 8333300
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a holder for an applicator for a fluid may include a magnet for holding the applicator over the container. The holder for the applicator may attach to the rim of the container or may be attached to a container holder. The container holder may include a handle and may be used with a container having bucket handles. In an embodiment, the container holder may include a band with notches for receiving a pivot where the handles connect to the container. In an embodiment, the container holder may include a clip for attaching to a ladder and/or may not necessarily include a applicator holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Alejandro Diaz
    Inventor: Alejandro Diaz
  • Patent number: 7819366
    Abstract: An integral paint brush holder (10) having a base (22) and a post (24). The post (24) has a lower end (26), an intermediate portion (28) and an upper end (30). The lower end (26) is connected to the base (22). The intermediate portion (28) extends upwardly from the lower end (26) while the upper end (30) is supported above the intermediate portion (28). In addition, the paint brush holder (10) has at least one generally horizontal support (40) extending from the upper end (30) of the post (24) and having an associated distal end (46). Furthermore, the paint brush holder (10) has a hook (50) on the intermediate portion (28) of the post (24). The hook (50) is vertically between the base (22) and the support (40), and the hook (50) has a downwardly opening shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: Henry F. Paga, Jr., Guy D. Vaiasicca
  • Patent number: 7658352
    Abstract: An attaching mechanism to attach to a paintbrush. The attaching mechanism comprises a hook so that when the attaching mechanism is attached to a paintbrush, the paintbrush can be hung by the hook on a rim of a paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Robert G. Gronbach
  • Patent number: 7624956
    Abstract: A device for fastening an exhaust manifold to an internal combustion engine is provided. The device includes two parts. A first part that has first elongated holes for a screw fastening to the engine and openings for a screw fastening of a second bracket part. The second bracket part is fork-shaped, angular, and has on the angle branch facing the first bracket part second elongated holes and on the other angle branch, third elongated holes. The longitudinal axes of at least two of the elongated holes are oriented perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Heinrich Gillet GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Steigert, Lan Huynh, Steffen Kauffmann
  • Publication number: 20090256033
    Abstract: A brush holder designed to hold brushes used to apply liquid coverings to surfaces. The holder includes a means to be securely attached to the brush. The holder allows the brush to then be supported form the top of the liquid container. The holder further allows the distance between the brush and the container surface to be adjusted as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Frank Marino
  • Patent number: 7594637
    Abstract: A holder is disclosed which provides for the storage of a piece of stemware, in a boat, trailer or recreational vehicle, in a manner which permits convenient access to such stemware, and at the same time, safeguards against damage when the boat trailer or recreational vehicle is in transit. The holder comprises a mounting bracket and a clip. The clip is connected to the mounting bracket and is adapted to releasably receive the piece of stemware. The clip includes opposed first and second gripping fingers which, when the clip is in the releasable receipt of the piece, grip there between the stem of the piece to stably hold the piece at a storage position. The clip can also be formed integrally with the boat, trailer or recreational vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Inventor: Werner Krueger
  • Patent number: 7559513
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding paint brushes on buckets includes a T-shaped member, hooks, and a clip. The hooks are located upon an upper region of the T-shaped member and are spaced substantially equidistant from each other on opposite sides of the upper region of said T-shaped member, the clip being located upon opposite side of T-shaped member from the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventor: Christopher Kovall
  • Patent number: 7546990
    Abstract: A tool hanger system kit used to secure a tool, such as a mop, broom, or other tool, to a wall which includes an all-purpose handle clamp that is easily and readily removably attached to a tool handle and a wall mount having arms pivotally extending outwardly therefrom for receiving a tool mounted to a handle clamp is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Donnie McGuire
  • Patent number: 7543782
    Abstract: The present paint brush holder is for the purpose of resting a paint brush over a paint container, with the paint brush bristles suspended over the inner portion of the open paint container. The paint brush holder when attached to the rim of a paint container, allows the user to rest the paint brush in the paint brush holder and allows the principle of inertia of the paint brush, acting on two points to create a grip on the paint brush handle. Further points of the paint brush holder restrict lateral movement of the paint brush. The paint brush holder can be used with a variety of types and sizes of paint brush, and can be fitted to a variety of types and sizes of paint container, the paint brush holder being of spring content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Cummins
  • Publication number: 20080142648
    Abstract: A clamping device into which can be fitted a brush, roller, or any other tool or attachment. The hollow part of the pole attached to the clamping device used to house the handle of the painting tool which is also held tightly by the said clamp. Also on the said pole an adjustable guard or spacer to assist the painter to hold the brush on the surface being painted steadily and with even pressure and to assist painting long, straight and accurate strokes. The brush, roller or any other attachment can be fitted and clamped to the head of the pole with the aid of butterfly-clips, clamps or such similar devices, thus enabling quick and easy changes of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Sharon Rabi, Uzi Ezra Havosha
  • Patent number: 7374051
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for displaying, storing and fixturing snowboards and glider type boards vertically either on the wall or supported from a floor stand. The device allows the quick and easy loading of a board and manipulating or adjusting the board's position. The device has multiple points or surfaces of contact, located on both sides of an elongated board placed in the device, which said points or surfaces may be cushioned, compliant and frictional so as to prevent board damage and to aid in supporting the edges of the board. The contact points provide frictional forces and horizontal vector forces which are the result of the downward gravitational vector force and slight downward movement developed by the weight of the board itself as it is transferred through the multiple contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Steven Garceau
  • Patent number: 7350260
    Abstract: A mop wringer and handle stabilizer for a mop bucket fitted with a mop wringer and a bucket handle, which in a first embodiment includes a wire clip pivotally mounted on the mop bucket handle and designed for manipulating and tensioning the wire clip on the mop wringer and stabilizing the mop wringer on the mop bucket. A handle bend is optionally provided in the bucket handle for receiving the mop handle of a mop located in the mop bucket and stabilizing the mop in the mop bucket. A wringer handle adaptor is attached to the mop wringer compression handle and is configured and located to optionally receive and stabilize the mop handle when the mop is located in the mop wringer. In a second embodiment the clip element includes a plate shaped to define an engaging member, front leg, top leg and rear leg combination that pivotally mounts on the bucket handle by means of a reverse bend extending from the rear leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph Papa
  • Patent number: 7296772
    Abstract: A special hangtag for plaster trowel, which is in flat shape, has a hanging hole on top. The limit section of the grip is placed in the middle of the hangtag, which can be lifted up forward, and the structure is designed to place the grip of the plaster trowel. On one side of the hole for supporting rod is a guiding slot coming from one side of the hangtag, which makes the supporting rod that is located between the grip and the low profile of the plaster trowel to be located in the hole for supporting rod from the guiding slot. Thus, the grip of the plaster trowel and the supporting rod are horizontally and vertically supported by the limit section of the grip and the hole for supporting rod, and forms a one-unit position with hangtag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: See-Tuh Wang
  • Patent number: 7185796
    Abstract: A baton scabbard for stowing various length batons enables insertion into and removal of a baton from the scabbard through lateral movement of the baton. The scabbard includes a generally C-shaped housing that supports a pair of laterally spaced snap-action latching mechanisms mutually cooperable in response to entry of a baton to effect a snap-action retention of the baton within the housing. A belt or strap attachment is pivotally connected to the housing for attaching the scabbard to a user's belt and permits the housing and a baton held therein to be selectively oriented relative to the user irrespective of the length of the baton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7159281
    Abstract: An accessory includes a belt that has a buckle. A clip is included that has upper and lower portions. The upper portion has an arcuate shape. The lower portion has a lip protruding therefrom for latching onto the belt. The clip includes a rectilinear arm that has a monolithically formed stop member. First and second jaw members are situated distal of the clip and include a flanged finger end portion. Each jaw member includes at least one flange member, provided with an axial bore, protruding inwardly towards the arm. A spring mechanism is included for articulating the jaw members between disengaged and engaged positions. A mechanism is included for swiveling the jaw members about an axis centrally registered with the arm. The swiveling mechanism cooperates with the spring mechanism so that the jaw members can rotate while being biased between the engaged and disengaged positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Jose M. Irizarry
  • Patent number: 6932312
    Abstract: A suspension device for a tool handle has a body (10) with a U-shaped recess (13), and an elastic bracket (20) mounted on the body (10) at two ends in front of the U-shaped recess (13). When the tool handle presses the elastic bracket (20) and the tool handle into the U-shaped recess (13), the tool handle is clamped by the deformed elastic bracket (20) within the U-shaped recess (13). Thereby, the tool handle is directly mounted in the suspension device by simple pressing. Additionally, the body (10) can be detachably mounted on a track assembly to adjust the position of the suspension device and the tool handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Wen-Chun Chen