Stationary Receptacle Patents (Class 248/146)
  • Patent number: 11156326
    Abstract: A device and method for providing a levelable attachment surface for attaching a construction tool at a jobsite is provided. The device includes a receiver portion and a post portion. The receiver portion includes a portion being embeddable in a work surface at the jobsite and a portion for receiving a portion of the post portion. The post portion includes at least one flange portion including the levelable attachment surface. The levelable attachment surface can be leveled to facilitate substantially leveled attachment of the construction tool to the levelable attachment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CLARK CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Jordan Doroski
  • Patent number: 11084653
    Abstract: A transport device for transporting a dolly-style trash bin using a vehicle includes a protective tow pad. The protective tow pad includes a trunk latch opening, a right wing portion extending to the right of the trunk latch opening, and a left wing portion extending to the left of the trunk latch opening, wherein the trunk latch opening is adapted to permit the operation of a trunk latch mechanism of a vehicle through the trunk latch opening to pinch the right wing portion and the left wing portion between a trunk door and a trunk jamb and thereby secure the transport device to the vehicle. The transport device further includes a bin handle cradle secured to the protective tow pad and adapted to receive a dolly handle of the dolly-style trash bin. A tandem trash bin arrangement is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas J. Weber
  • Patent number: 10899533
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refillable and freezable isothermal bag which comprises two plastic bags (6) and (7) and thermal insulation (8) made of polyethylene foam introduced between two bags (6) and (7), including plastic handles (9) joined by heat sealing, the two bags (6) and (7) being joined to each other along a heat sealing line (12), wherein an opening is provided that is envisaged for the introduction of a mixture of water and alcohol, the opening having a composite plastic sheet (1) that has a polyethylene face and a polyester face, the polyester face having a closing means that are water-resistant and tamper-proof provided to close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Lazaro Ferre, Catherine Bertin, Victor Lazaro Bertin, Oscar Lazaro Bertin
  • Patent number: 10739822
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a docking device to mount an electronic device may include a blowing device to generate and output wind, and a stand device to support the blowing device. The blowing device may include a front cover, which includes a main body at least partially making contact with the electronic device, a guard that surrounds the main body and is spaced apart from the main body by a specific distance, and a plurality of through holes that are disposed at a rim of the main body, a rear cover coupled to the front cover to slide on the stand device based on physical force applied onto the front cover, and a fan interposed between the front cover and the rear cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Ha Choi, Goang Tae Kim, Yong Seok Bang
  • Patent number: 10610437
    Abstract: A combination of a full-sized cremation urn and a keepsake-sized cremation urn comprises a full-sized container sized and configured to receive therein cremation remains of a deceased, the container including an externally threaded neck defining an opening and an internally threaded lid for closing the opening, and a keepsake-sized container sized and configured to receive therein only a portion of the cremation remains of the deceased, the container including a base plate, an upstanding externally threaded cylinder attached to the base plate and defining an opening, and an internally threaded lid for closing the opening. The full-sized container lid and the keepsake-sized container lid are substantially identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristine Ann Reynolds, Christopher M. Wessel
  • Patent number: 10458133
    Abstract: A perimeter warning system is provided having a plurality of substantive stand bases and stanchions, which when combined together with a flag line provide a means to demark the perimeter of a surface across which there is danger. The stand bases include a surface onto which an insertion sleeve is placed, for holding the stanchion stably, and an opening symmetrically equidistant from the center of the surface of the stand base from the sleeve. In this way, stand bases can be stacked together with the sleeve of one placed in the opening in the surface of the other for stability. The system includes storage and transportation elements; wherein the surface of the base stand defines an opening through which the pillar of a storage unit can be threaded to stack the plurality of base stands together onto the storage element. Stanchions are provided with storage boxes configured to stack together neatly and stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: D & T Industrial Supplies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10395782
    Abstract: A support structure for attenuating seismic forces in one or more reactor modules housed in a reactor building includes a mounting structure that may be configured to securely connect the support structure to a floor of the reactor building. A receiving area may be sized to receive a lower portion of a reactor module, and the support structure may be configured to at least partially surround the lower portion of the reactor module within the receiving area. The support structure may further include a retention system located near a top surface of the support structure. The retention system may be configured to contact the reactor module during a seismic event, and an upper portion of the reactor module may extend above the retention system without contacting the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NUSCALE POWER, LLC
    Inventors: Tamas Liszkai, Heqin Xu, Matthew Snyder, William Koski
  • Patent number: 10238227
    Abstract: A harvested tree reservoir made from a durable and impermeable material that mounts on the trunk of a harvested tree by inserting the cut end of the harvested tree trunk therein and engaging one or more sealing devices around the circumference of the tree trunk to create a water-tight or spill-resistant seal. The reservoir may then be filled with liquid through one or more ports located on the sides or bottom of the reservoir, with one or more ports having a connector hose. When the reservoir is filled, the tree may be transported, stored, and displayed with minimal spillage of the contents of the reservoir. Additionally, the reservoir may be re-filled, from time to time, through the ports. The reservoir may also be connected, via the connector hose, to one or more other reservoirs to allow for contemporaneous filling or refilling of a plurality of reservoirs in a series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Caroline Burke, Malcolm Burke, Courtney Burke
  • Patent number: 10221009
    Abstract: A garbage can retention assembly for inhibiting a garbage can from being opened or moved includes a mount that is removably coupled to a stanchion. An extension arm is pivotally coupled to the mount and the extension arm is positionable in a first position to extend over a lid of a garbage can that is positioned adjacent to the stanchion. An engaging member is coupled to the extension arm. The engaging member frictionally engages the lid of the garbage can when the extension arm is in the first position. A handle is coupled to the extension arm for manipulating the extension arm between the first position and the second position. A grapple is movably coupled to the handle. The grapple is biased into a gripping position for engaging a handle of the garbage can when the extension arm is in the first position to inhibit the garbage can from moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Beirlair, Sr., Michael Beirlair, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10203065
    Abstract: An expansion tank is fastened to a support using a bracket with a U-shaped cross-section formed by a back and two sidewalls. The edges of the sidewalls each have a notch mating with a weld bead on the tank. Fasteners hold the back of the bracket to the support. First and second hose clamps pass through the sidewalls by the back to encircle the tank and clamp it to the edges of the sidewall when the hose clamps are tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Reliance Worldwide Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Brown, Virgil O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10180152
    Abstract: A pet food and water receptacle anchoring system includes an anchor that is removably coupled to an anchor receiver on an underside of the food/water receptacle. In a preferred embodiment, the anchor comprises a head member on an upper portion and a screw member on a lower portion, wherein the head member is preferably of a square cross-section, and includes a spring-loaded ballbearing that extends slightly outwardly from at least one side of the head member. The anchor may be screwed downwardly into any surface, or alternatively into a sleeve that is secured into a cement surface. Preferably, at least one inner side of the anchor receiver (and more preferably, all inner sides thereof) include a slight indentation that engages the spring-loaded ballbearing that is disposed on one side of the anchor head for snap fit engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Jabari Green
  • Patent number: 10133313
    Abstract: A tablet information handling system processes information with processing components disposed in a planar housing for presentation as images at a display disposed at the upper surface of the planar housing. Support members extend at the lower surface of the planar housing to support the planar housing in an upright configuration having the housing in a first orientation or an inclined configuration having the housing in a second orientation. A cooling fan controller manages cooling airflow direction through the planar housing based upon the orientation of the planar housing to blow hot air exiting the housing in a direction away from the likely location of an end user relative to the planar housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Morrison, Srinivas Kamepalli
  • Patent number: 9732899
    Abstract: A system for raising and lowering objects includes a carriage subsystem with a tubular body having an interior central channel an inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of an elongated tubular support structure. A plurality of guides facilitate linear translation of the carriage on the vertical structure without marring. At least one hook on the carriage pivots to engage a slot on the support structure for locking the carriage in a raised position. Objects are attached to a flange on the carriage. A winch and cable control motion of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: James Hogan
  • Patent number: 9640093
    Abstract: A new and innovative way to display images at a gravesite. This by using the monument mounted flower vase or vase mounting as the placement point for the display. The display can be introduced to an existing vase or mounting through the use of an adapter. A mounting point could also be incorporated into the vase or mounting at the time of manufacture, this to support the image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: Howard Severson, Jr., Tom J. Francis
  • Patent number: 9548140
    Abstract: A nuclear reactor vessel structure includes an inner peripheral tube-shaped steel plate, an outer peripheral tube-shaped steel plate, and an intermediate tube-shaped steel plate disposed between the inner and outer peripheral tube-shaped steel plates, and is configured to support a nuclear reactor vessel on the inner peripheral side of a tube-shaped structure with concrete placed between the steel plates. The nuclear reactor vessel structure includes a support having a tube-shaped plate disposed on the inner peripheral side of the intermediate tube-shaped steel plate, and an annular plate which protrudes to the inner peripheral side of the tube-shaped plate and to which a connection section is affixed. The support is affixed to the concrete, which is placed between the inner peripheral and the intermediate tube-shaped steel plates, by first bar members, and the support is also affixed to the inner peripheral tube-shaped steel plate by second bar members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Ryo Fujimoto, Kentaro Mori, Hiromu Okamoto, Hisashi Sekimoto, Hiroyuki Iseki
  • Patent number: 9403637
    Abstract: Painters employ multiple painting implements during painting which must be moved around as they move or stored during painting as activities are paused temporarily. Accordingly it would be beneficial to provide a painting transportation and storage system that met such requirements. However, as painters seek to minimize expenses by buying those paint trays on special offer, disposable paint tray liners, quart or gallon paint cans for small painting jobs, etc. it would be beneficial for such a system to provide flexibility in handling paint cans as well as paint trays, different sizes of paint cans, variations in paint tray dimensions, etc as well as providing an easily maneuvered system during their painting session to reflect their motion and areas being painted that can be quickly closed at the end of a painting session or their change of paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: 8146896 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Aronoff, Pierre Desjarlais
  • Patent number: 9073668
    Abstract: The container assembly includes a bucket that may contain a material. The foot opening extends through the bucket proximate a bottom of the bucket. A plurality of wheels is operationally coupled to the bucket. The bucket is movable along a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Catania, Peter Pino
  • Patent number: 9016651
    Abstract: A beverage container holder adapted to hold a wide variety of containers including cups, bottles, mugs, and tumblers. The device preferably includes a base, an upright extending upward from the base, and a receiver near the top of the upright. The receiver preferably includes a cup holder which is preferably made detachable so that it may be washed in a dishwasher. The height of the receiver with respect to the base is adjustable in the present invention. The rotation of the receiver with respect to the base is preferably also made adjustable. The adjustment mechanism may preferably be activated using only one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Scott Webb
  • Patent number: 9004309
    Abstract: A bucket stabilizer including a disk-shaped base with an annular wall having a top perimeter, an inner surface, an outer surface, and a lower perimeter continuously disposed on the base. A plurality of securement tines are disposed on the inner surface proximal the top perimeter and are configured to removable secure a bottom portion of a five gallon mixer bucket. Right angled brackets configured to support the mixer bucket are disposed on the inner surface. A hemispherical opening configured to receive a user's foot to stabilize the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: George R. Gardner
  • Patent number: 9004058
    Abstract: A barbeque grill and outdoor patio accessory system with an automotive theme has a barbeque grill with a multi-component automobile-shaped upper housing. The system has a grill control panel having a general form of an automobile dashboard. Upon activation of a keyed switch the burner igniter provides the ignition spark for the burner, and the audio playback system plays pre-recorded audio themed sounds. The system has an integrated patio lighting assembly with a light housing having a general shape of an automobile wheel and tire assembly. The light housing is located in a general area with respect to the wheel and tire assembly location on a typical automobile. The lighting member can be extended out and away from the first side upper housing via a telescopic pole. The lighting member is pivotally located on a pole second end via a ball and socket joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140361129
    Abstract: An intravenous pole with individually adjustable ring support members, a freely rotating slip ring with a plurality of electrical plug receptacles, and a wireless recharging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: David Julian Gomez
  • Publication number: 20140332644
    Abstract: The Handy Drink Holder provides two modes of use, one with no spike screw base model and one ground spike model. With the base attached the holder may be used on any relatively level surface, from a wooden deck to a brick or concrete patio to grass yard or a campsite. With the base removed, the user would simply push the holders spike into sand at the beach, grass at the park or back yard or in the soil when at a campsite. The height of the Handy Drink Holder would be perfect for use beside a lawn chairs or beach chair or porch swing. The lightweight yet durable design clearly indicate a product years of trouble-free, maintenance free service. The Handy Drink Holder would certainly live up to its title.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Gerald Ray Davis
  • Patent number: 8840073
    Abstract: A leg structure supports in an upright position a container having a piping port in the bottom of the container. The leg structure is provided with fixed legs fixed or removably mounted to the container, a movable leg capable of moving relative to the fixed legs so as to approach and be separated in the horizontal direction from the fixed legs while supporting the container, and the connecting section for connecting the container and the fixed legs to each other such that the container is maintained upright relative to the fixed legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigemitsu Sakairi
  • Patent number: 8833710
    Abstract: A garbage can retaining device adapted to retain garbage cans and to mount to any substantially planar surface such as natural ground or man-made materials. The device including includes: a mount member adapted to mount the garbage can retaining device to any substantially planar surface, wherein the mount member is adapted to receive a shaft and base assembly within an interior region and to fixedly secure the shaft and base assembly to the mount member, the shaft and base assembly including a shaft having a plurality of attachments attached thereto; a garbage can contacting portion secured to the shaft; and a base securely formed with the shaft adapted to be slidably received within the interior region of the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: David L. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8814110
    Abstract: A modular tank stand is lightweight and easily transportable, but also capable of supporting the weight of a large bulk storage container filled with flowable material. The modular tank stand includes a plurality of individual tank stand sections which are interconnectable with one another to form a larger support surface sized to receive the bulk storage container. The individual sections include integral, vertically disposed support walls that provide both vertical support for the weight of the bulk storage container and resistance to collapse under shear forces arising from movement of the container. The interconnecting individual sections may be disconnected from one another and reconfigured to fit in a smaller space, such as onto a pallet or within a shipping container, thereby facilitating storage of the disassembled modular tank stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: ROTO Engineering GmbH i.G.
    Inventors: David L. Crager, Douglas J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8814120
    Abstract: A fuel tank support system for providing a lightweight yet strong structure for supporting propane tanks above a ground surface. The tank support generally includes an elongated support pad having a platform, a base plate connected to the support pad, and a plurality of internal supports connected between the support pad and the base plate. A plurality of pairs of upper retainer rings extends from an underside of the platform to define upper receiver slots, and a plurality of pairs of lower retainer rings extends from an upper side of the base plate to define lower receiver slots. An upper end of each of the internal supports is received by the upper receiver slots and a lower end of each of the internal supports is received by the lower receiver slots. Handles, bottom grooves, and internal ribbing are also used with the tank support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Kleespie
  • Patent number: 8807037
    Abstract: An improved, multiple-use fireworks launcher (10) is provided for the launching of fireworks such as an artillery shell (40) having a lower lift charge (42) and an upper effect charge (44). The launcher (10) includes a base (12), with an upstanding, open-top launch tube (14) operably coupled with the base (12). A reinforcing section (16) is positioned about the lower end of launch tube (14), and preferably comprises a tubular sleeve (36) tightly secured to the outer surface (32) of launch tube (14). The combined thickness of the tube (14) and section (16) are sufficient to prevent catastrophic failure of the launcher (10) in the event a shell (40) is improperly placed within the tube (14) in an inverted condition with the lift charge (42) thereof positioned over the effect charge (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Jake's Fireworks Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Marietta
  • Patent number: 8794577
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sink to the under-side of a countertop, the sink having a bowl and a laterally extending flange emanating from the bowl, comprising: a pair of rigid side mounting rails adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engage a side wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the side mounted rails being “L” shaped and each having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; a rigid front mounting rail adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engaged the front wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the front mounted rail being “L” shaped and having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; the plurality of threaded bolts is adapted to engage the plurality of openings in the si
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Patent number: 8746636
    Abstract: A mixing stand device is disclosed for holding a conventional bucket container of a viscous building material in a proper stationary position for mixing. The present mixing stand device comprises a rigid frame assembly erected and attached upon a base platform in a position that allows a worker to stand upon the platform forward of the frame assembly. The frame assembly is formed having an inwardly tapered cylindrical configuration that is fitted to receive the bucket container, the frame assembly comprising upper and lower circular band members spaced apart and coaxially disposed at the respective top and bottom of the frame assembly with a plurality of leg members each being laterally disposed at 90° to the other and extending between the upper and lower band members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Rauchut
  • Patent number: 8724298
    Abstract: A panel display suspension system comprising a first mounting part and a second mounting part. In order to be able to easily adjust the horizontal position of a suspended panel display (7) the first mounting part is provided with a supporting rail-shaped body (1) and the second mounting part is provided with supporting movers (3) for cooperation with the rail-shaped body. One of the mounting parts is configured for securing to the panel display and the other mounting part is configured for securing to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: TP Vision Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Delva, Maxime Leon Marie Joseph Verdin
  • Patent number: 8708219
    Abstract: A mailbox support attaching to a post includes an arm for supporting a mailbox at a given height, an opening for freely allowing the arm to slide over the post, and a tab flexibly extending into the opening and designed to limit movement of the arm relative to the post if the post is disposed within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Charles A. Patterson, Michael Reedy, Victor Hoernig
  • Publication number: 20140061404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an infant supporting mechanism detachably disposed on an infant carriage device and for detachably supporting an infant carrier. The supporting mechanism includes a main body, a first connecting component fixed on the main body, a second connecting component and a third connecting component. Apart of the second connecting component is disposed in the main body in a retractable manner, and the first connecting component and the second connecting component are for detachably supporting the infant carrier cooperatively. The first connecting component and the second connecting component are respectively disposed on the opposite sides of the main body. Apart of the third connecting component is movably disposed in the main body and detachably installed on the infant carriage device, and the third connecting component is disposed between the first connecting component and the second connecting component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Xiao-Hong Xiao
  • Publication number: 20130334377
    Abstract: A support frame for a pet feeder includes a fastening element, a plurality of accommodating bodies, a carrying element, a supporting element, an upper cover, a base, a supporting seat, a plurality of anti-slip blocks, and a shaft bolt. A user can hold the fastening element to lift up the whole support frame for a pet feeder. The carrying element has a plurality of C-shaped accommodating portions arranged like pedals for allowing the accommodating bodies to be disposed therein respectively. The base is formed with an accommodating trough for allowing a liquid to be received therein to thereby prevent ants or other insects from crawling into the pet food received in the accommodating bodies. Thus, the pets can eat the pet food more conveniently and safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: CHIH-CHING LEE
  • Publication number: 20130256473
    Abstract: Provided is a stand that may be installed in an automobile. The stand may include a base which may be insertable into a component, for example, a cup holder, of an automobile. The stand may further include an arm extending from the base and the arm may be configured to extend to another component of the automobile. The stand may also include a shaft connected to the base and a platform connected to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Duane Ray DeBoef
  • Patent number: 8534632
    Abstract: A bucket stabilizing system having a base with a top surface, a side wall, a bottom surface, and an inner cavity which can be used for storage, the top surface has a diameter smaller than that of the bottom surface, a lip extends outwardly from the bottom surface past the side wall; an inner channel for accepting a bucket in a center of the base extending from the top surface toward the bottom surface; at least one access hole in the side wall for providing access to the inner cavity; a first and second rope guide notch opposite from each other at an intersection of the top surface which allow passage of rope into the inner cavity; and a first and a second tie-off hole opposite from each other at an intersection of the top surface and the side wall which allow passage of rope out of the inner cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Mancuso, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8536827
    Abstract: A device for mounting a mobile electronic device to an alternating current charger is provided. The mount allows the user to charge a mobile electronic device with the alternating current charger provided by the original equipment manufacturer of the mobile electronic device. The mount also protects the mobile electronic device from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: James Robert Gourley
  • Publication number: 20130126683
    Abstract: The subject beverage container holder is comprised of the central sections of natural bamboo plants or parts of thermoplastic materials molded to comprise cylinders, selected and configured to have a width (w) to accommodate a beverage container and a depth (d) to accommodate the selected beverage container, while leaving a sufficient portion of the container available for a user to grasp. The natural bamboo is cut to a desirable length having a plurality of segments as may be desired in assembling beverage holders of varying height. The plastic materials may comprise molded sections designed to simulate the bamboo sections. The bottommost segment of the natural bamboo or molded thermoplastic is configured to secure the beverage holder to a base or to anchor the beverage container holder in sand or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony St. Martin
  • Patent number: 8439322
    Abstract: A mounting post for supporting a plurality of electronic cabinets, each having different bolt patterns, comprising a hollow post configured to receive a hollow mount at the upper end, a stabilizer plate attached to the lower end of the post, and a hollow mount selected from a plurality of hollow mounts, each having a lower end configured to mate to the post, and having a substantially planar upper surface with openings formed therein corresponding to a unique bolt pattern for an electronics cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignees: Windstream Intellectual Property Services, Inc., General Devices Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Skudin, Dennis D. Davis, David W. Willis
  • Patent number: 8424818
    Abstract: A system to secure a storage unit on a supply vessel surface includes a first frame module having a first attachment mechanism configured to releasably engage with a second attachment mechanism of a second frame module, and a first valve disposed on the first frame module, wherein the first valve is in fluid communication with a second valve disposed on the second frame module through a central flow pipe. The system further includes a locking mechanism configured to releasably secure the storage unit to at least the first frame module, and at least one flow conduit configured to provide fluid communication between the first valve and the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kjell Magne Oksnevad, Jan Thore Eia
  • Patent number: 8419267
    Abstract: A one-piece stackable container restraining apparatus incorporates a flat surface and four legs. The restraining apparatus can be used on the crest of a roof or on other surfaces. The stackable feature is used to accommodate roofs of differing pitches and to create a more stable combination. In certain embodiments attachment holes are utilized for ease in transportation and movement. The attachment of the container to the flat surface allows one to lift a container along with the container restraining apparatus together by lifting only the container, for example by its handle. Additionally, the container restraining apparatus can be used on a flat surface to prevent overturning of the container during transportation, such as paint buckets transported in a truck or van. Mounting holes on each leg can be used to accommodate a variety of fixtures such as wheels or articulating pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Edmund Waller Melvin
  • Publication number: 20130075547
    Abstract: A bucket stand is described herein. The bucket stand has a body for receiving and supporting cylindrical objects such as paint containers. Within the body is a padding for securing the cylindrical objects, so that when a user lifts the cylindrical object, for example, the paint container's handle, the bucket stand is lifted too. This permits better portability of both objects without having to separate them and carry each individually. Furthermore, the cylindrical object is only temporarily secured within the bucket stand for easy removal of the object when desired. The bucket stand is also able to be further elevated and includes wheels to enable sliding of the stand. Additional padding is utilized to allow various sizes of cylindrical objects to be retained. Some embodiments utilize angled walls, magnets and fasteners to further assist in securing the cylindrical objects within the bucket stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Carlos E. Cisneros
  • Patent number: 8403276
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a vertical instrument support system for musical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas David Michael Lewis, Maurice Stephen Blimkie
  • Patent number: 8382053
    Abstract: A beverage container holder adapted to hold a wide variety of containers including cups, bottles, mugs, and tumblers. The device preferably includes a base, an upright extending upward from the base, and a receiver near the top of the upright. The receiver includes a cup holder which is preferably made detachable so that it may be washed in a dishwasher. The cup holder and receiver include a cutout which is wide enough to accommodate the handle on a coffee cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Scott Webb
  • Patent number: 8376303
    Abstract: A support includes a base, an upper cover connected to the base, a support plate, and a base. The upper cover includes a recess for receiving a bottom of an electronic device, and two openings defined in a bottom of the recess at two opposite ends of the recess for movably receiving pressing members. A pair of pressing members are respectively moveably received in the two openings. Each of the pair of pressing members includes a protruding post rotatably connected to the base. Two elastic members arrange in the base to respectively apply a recoiling, spring force to the pressing members when compressing and releasing. When urged by an electronic device, the pressing members deflect downward to form a first receiving space; and when the electronic device is removed, the pressing members are recoiled by the elastic members and forms a second receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi-Gang Yang, Hui Yuan, Ping Yu
  • Patent number: 8378625
    Abstract: A device for mounting a mobile electronic device to an alternating current charger is provided. The mount allows the user to charge a mobile electronic device with the alternating current charger provided by the original equipment manufacturer of the mobile electronic device. The mount also protects the mobile electronic device from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: James Robert Gourley
  • Patent number: 8366061
    Abstract: A holder for a paint container can be used on uneven surfaces. The holder comprises a support base. Pivotally coupled to the support base is at least one leg and/or a lifting member. The at least one leg is selectively positionable for fixing the angular orientation of the at least one leg relative to the paint container support base. The lifting member may be located to support a paint container across a lateral axis extending substantially above a combined center of gravity of the holder and the paint container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Development
    Inventors: Joseph Lorney Rose, Larry Steven Gagne
  • Patent number: 8365667
    Abstract: An improved, multiple-use fireworks launcher (10) is provided for the launching of fireworks such as an artillery shell (40) having a lower lift charge (42) and an upper effect charge (44). The launcher (10) includes a base (12), with an upstanding, open-top launch tube (14) operably coupled with the base (12). A reinforcing section (16) is positioned about the lower end of launch tube (14), and preferably comprises a tubular sleeve (36) tightly secured to the outer surface (32) of launch tube (14). The combined thickness of the tube (14) and section (16) are sufficient to prevent catastrophic failure of the launcher (10) in the event a shell (40) is improperly placed within the tube (14) in an inverted condition with the lift charge (42) thereof positioned over the effect charge (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Jake's Fireworks Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Marietta
  • Publication number: 20130001380
    Abstract: The present application provides a compressed gas cylinder stand for use with a compressed gas cylinder. The compressed gas cylinder stand may include a solid body with a cone-like shape and an aperture through the solid body. The aperture may be sized to accommodate the compressed gas cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Jacob Anthony Guillory
  • Patent number: 8333500
    Abstract: A one-piece stackable container restraining apparatus incorporates a flat surface and four legs. The restraining apparatus can be used on the crest of a roof or on other surfaces. The stackable feature is used to accommodate roofs of differing pitches and to create a more stable combination. In certain embodiments attachment holes are utilized for ease in transportation and movement. Additionally, the container restraining apparatus can be used on a flat surface to prevent overturning of the container during transportation, such as paint buckets transported in a truck or van. Mounting holes on each leg can be used to accommodate a variety of fixtures such as wheels or articulating pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Edmund Waller Melvin
  • Publication number: 20120312938
    Abstract: The invention relates to an individually positionable deposit surface as a cup holder above a sandy subsurface, including a two-part system, wherein a substantially straight mandrel is provided, which includes an upper and a lower section. The lower section is adapted for turning or inserting into the sandy subsurface. At a certain height above the lower section the straight mandrel has a cross-shaped structure that is suitable as a support for a tray-like deposit surface. The tray-like deposit surface includes an opening that is slid over the upper section of the mandrel so as to rest on and be fixable to the cross-shaped structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Annette Auracher, André Gruenewald