Ring Patents (Class 248/315)
  • Patent number: 10456644
    Abstract: A basketball net cover comprising; a sheet of fabric having a first end, a second end, a first edge, and a second edge, wherein the first end corresponding to a first radius and the second end corresponding to a second radius, at the first end a plurality of openings are positioned a predetermined distance from one another and are of a predetermined length, wherein the first edge and the second edge are secured together a frustum of a cone is formed wherein the top edge has a first circumference and the bottom edge has a second circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: James OMeara, John Galasso
  • Patent number: 10210780
    Abstract: A flag holder mount comprising a hollow cylindrical main body, a pad mount and a connecting bar connecting the pad mount to the cylindrical main body so as to comprise a single piece. When mounted to the center of gravity portion of the frame of a motorcycle, the flag holder angles away from the motorcycle and angles back toward the rear of the motorcycle. In an alternative embodiment, the flag holder includes a post mount comprising a connector having a closed end and includes an aperture therein adapted to receive a pin or other comparable fastener to connect the connector of the post mount to the passenger foot peg support. In an alternative embodiment, the flag holder may have a pre-angled connector, or post mount, adapted to receive the pre-angled foot peg support extending from the frame of the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Roy E. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9909535
    Abstract: A fuel holding device is secured to a vehicle by means of straps and brackets, which sits on a system of gaskets to prevent longitudinal sliding and rotation. A gasket system for preventing longitudinal sliding is disposed circumferentially around the tank body, and between the tank body and a circumferential bracket system that includes a U-shaped strap and an L-shaped bracket. The gasket system comprises a wedge-shaped base and a slider portion, with the U-shaped strap secured around the slider portion. A system for preventing rotation of a fuel-holding device has a circumferential wedge gasket segment, or a corrugated segment, positioned at a gap between the U-shaped strap and the L-shaped bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTUM FUEL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Neel Sirosh, Derrin Lynn Olischefski
  • Patent number: 9545552
    Abstract: A backboard and hoop device is assembled from a backboard section and a hoop section, using first and second curved tangs at the proximal end of the hoop section, and first and second hooked tangs at the proximal end of the hoop section. The backboard section includes spaced first and second apertures sized to permit rotation of the curved tangs therein, and third and fourth apertures sized to permit engagement of the hooked tangs when aligned by rotation of the curved tangs, permitting assembly of the backboard section. The device further incorporates a mounting post clamp comprising two pairs of first and second jaws, one of each pair of jaws being mountable in a vertical or horizontal orientation to the backboard member, and the other of each pair of jaws engaged to a vertical or horizontal mounting post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Albert F. Buchweitz, III
  • Patent number: 9452334
    Abstract: A modular basketball backboard with a rim contains: a backboard, a rim, and three fixing ropes. The backboard includes a first front face and a first back face, and the first back face has a longitudinal adjusting rope secured thereon. The rim is mounted on the first front face of the backboard. Two ends of two of the three fixing ropes are inserted and tied on two sides of the backboard, and one end of another of the three fixing ropes is tied on the longitudinal adjusting rope of the first back face of the backboard. The backboard and the rim are fixed and suspended by tying the three fixing ropes for shooting a basketball into the rim. Thereby, the backboard and the rim are fixed, removed, and height adjustable easily. Preferably, the modular basketball backboard with the rim cooperates with a bouncer to enhance convenience and entertainment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Ching Ho Ko
  • Patent number: 9357756
    Abstract: A pedestal mountable bait holding device holds bait, such as crickets, in an elevated position to be easily accessed while fishing. The device includes a rod having a top end and a bottom end. A collar is coupled to the bottom end of the rod wherein the rod is configured for being coupled to and extending upwardly and away from a pedestal extending through the collar. A bucket is coupled to the top end of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Chris J. Davis
  • Patent number: 9335026
    Abstract: In some aspects of the disclosure, an attachable lighting device has a lighting assembly which includes a light housing, an attaching base, and one or more optical sources. The light housing is attached to the top of the attaching base and contains the one or more optical sources. The attachable lighting device has a receiving base which is attachable to an attachment surface of a boat. The attaching base is attachable to the receiving base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: American Radionic Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Stockman
  • Patent number: 9175498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sanitary dispensing system including an elongate member configured to be secured to a door, a dispensing device secured to the elongate member, the dispensing device configured for dispensing hand cleansing materials, and a receptacle device secured to the elongate member and configured for receiving hand cleansing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew R. Winslow, Phuoc Van
  • Patent number: 9140036
    Abstract: A bag container dispenser rack includes a containment structure that has an open first end and an opposite, second end. The structure is sized and shaped to fit slidably about a container dispenser for film bags and has an aperture at the second end. The aperture is sized, shaped and located to at least partially align with a dispensing opening in the container dispenser. A support stand is attached to the containment structure and provides connection to a surface. The support stand is pivotally mounted to an underside of the structure and optionally is securable in either a first, upper position or a second, lower position. A latch prevents unwanted removal of the dispenser from the rack. Two or more structures may be attached to the support stand, thereby providing a choice of bags. Openings are provided in the rack to provide visual access to outer surfaces of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Patent number: 9080715
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an inner support member having an outer surface and an outer support member rotatably coupled to the inner support member and having an inner surface configured to matingly engage the outer surface of the inner support member. One of the outer surface of the inner support member and the inner surface of the outer support member defines a concave surface and the other defines a convex surface. The outer support member and the inner support member are collectively configured to be releasably coupled to an edge of an object having a substantially horizontal surface. A capture region is defined by at least one of the outer support member or the inner support member and is configured to receive a portion of an article such that the article can be suspended from the object when the inner and the outer support members are coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Fredric J. Biddle, John Hamilton, Daniela Stahl
  • Publication number: 20150069199
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a support ring may include an arm and a hook. The arm may be located at a first end of the support ring. The arm may provide a spring force to a circuit board that is loaded in the support ring. The hook may be located at a second end of the support ring. The hook may extend upward from the support ring. The second end may be opposite the first end. The hook may provide a reaction force on the circuit board. The reaction forced may be a force in reaction to the spring force. The support ring may include one or more legs. The legs may extend downward from the support ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hedzer Dedde Wiersma, Ernie Shoot Uiterkamp, Andrew LeGendre
  • Publication number: 20150014505
    Abstract: A hardware assembly is provided with a base for mounting to a support surface, the base having a longitudinal axis. A receiving member extends outwardly from the base along the longitudinal axis, the receiving member having an aperture. A hardware component is mounted to the receiving member in a plane that includes the longitudinal axis. According to at least one embodiment, an accessory may be removably received within the receiving member aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG.CORP.
    Inventors: Neil Edwards, Helli McDaniel, Laura Hawkins, Geraint Krumpe, William Spencer
  • Publication number: 20150001364
    Abstract: A bracket configured to be interposed between the housing of a mobile electronic device and an electrical receptacle that is disposed in the mobile electronic device. The bracket includes a bracket body, an elongated opening through the bracket and a sheath surrounding portions of the bracket body. The bracket body includes an elongated protrusion extending in a front direction from the front face of the bracket body and a pair of fastener accommodations extending through the bracket body, each fastener accommodation disposed on opposite sides of the elongated protrusion. The sheath includes a first portion surrounding a portion of the bracket body elongated protrusion and a second portion including a pair of fastener openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Eric S. Jol, Charles B. Woodhull
  • Publication number: 20140263910
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combination drawing instrument holder for holding a plurality of drawing instruments that comprises a support for securing the holder, and a concave receiver extending outwardly from the support wherein the concave receiver includes a plurality of arcuate receivers each of which include a central aperture that extends therethrough for frictionally receiving the drawing instruments therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tami L. Featherston
  • Patent number: 8827216
    Abstract: A tool support system is disclose having a yoke; a plurality of concentric rings having at least one ring pivotally connected to the yoke; a tool fastening mechanism to secure a tool in the support system; and one or more rotation components to permit the tool to rotate within a ring of the support structure. One or more of the concentric rings can be added to the system or can replace one or more concentric rings to accommodate tools of different sizes. The invention includes a method of configuring a support apparatus and a support apparatus kit with various interchangeable parts, and parts that can be built out to varying degrees to permit the support structure to be used on numerous types of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Garrett W. Brown, Anthony D. Sacksteder, Micah Black, David G. Asmann
  • Patent number: 8820690
    Abstract: A force-spreading clamp including a tubular body having a longitudinal opening for receiving at least a portion of a generally cylindrical object and a wall encircling the longitudinal opening, a gate including a clamping member positioned within the longitudinal opening and having a contact wall for distributing clamping force along a surface of a generally cylindrical object, a guide mechanism being configured to maintain alignment between the gate and the tubular body, and an actuator configured to actuate the gate in a radially inward direction with respect to the tubular body wall to cause the clamping member to apply clamping force to a generally cylindrical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Weber
  • Publication number: 20140183309
    Abstract: A holder is provided. In one embodiment, the holder includes a holding portion, a hinge portion and an engagement portion. In one embodiment, the engagement portion is configured to couple to an object in an environment. In one embodiment, the engagement portion is pivotally displaceable relative to the holding portion between a first configuration and a second storage configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Elizabeth Ann Pasho
  • Publication number: 20140077047
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device comprised of a one-piece fabricated light holder structure attachable to a variety of cooking grills. The disclosed light holder comprises a rigid, symmetrically-bent channel member, at least one horizontally-oriented attachment arm culminating in a fastening tab, and at least one pre-drilled hole in each fastening tab, said holes, corresponding to the spacing of fastening holes commonly used to attach a handle to the lid of a cooking grill. The pre-drilled holes of the fastening tab of the light holder allow the light holder to easily be fastened and co-located in holes provided for the original manufacturer's grill cover handle. An appropriately-sized, batter-powered light fixture is then securely placed within the channel segment of the light holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Chance
  • Publication number: 20140042284
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for display of stuffed animal comprising a base frame, the base frame having a front surface and a rear surface and a coupler operable to contact the outer surface of and bear the load of the stuffed animal. In one embodiment, the coupler comprises a curvilinear, flexible arm secured to the base frame and manipulable past its anchor point. In a second embodiment, the coupling comprises a band secured to the base frame at its first and second ends, presenting a perimeter bounded by the band and base frame. The apparatus optionally further comprises a mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Whitney Bagley
  • Patent number: 8641004
    Abstract: A cup holder for beverage containers has a deployable tray movable between a deployed position and a stowed position. The tray has an upper surface, a lower surface, and an aperture. A cup insert includes a cup ring, a cup bag, and a coil spring. The cup ring has an open collar for receiving a beverage container and has a seating flange configured to rest on the upper surface. The cup bag is made of flexible material having a generally cylindrical shape between an upper rim and a bag bottom. The upper rim is affixed to the open collar. A coil spring is coupled between the cup ring and the bottom end for urging them together for collapsing the cup bag. The coil spring is expandable under the weight of a beverage container placed on the bag bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John L. Miklas
  • Patent number: 8640906
    Abstract: A multipurpose cooking stove container is described having a cavity for storing items such as cleaning products and hand sanitizer. The cooking stove container may further comprise a paper towel support and mounting bracket for attachment to a cooking stove or side shelf of a cooking stove. The cooking stove container may also be configured to be resistant to environmental elements such as rain, wind, dust, pollen and the like. A tray portion may be used for storing items and a removable cup may be inserted into the tray for more secure storage of smaller items. The cooking stove container may in one embodiment comprise a front and back member that are attached about a pivot. The front member may pivot to allow access to the inside cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cathal Patrick Gordon
    Inventors: Cathal Patrick Gordon, David Dean McClanahan
  • Patent number: 8602373
    Abstract: In one example, a holder for a frusto-conical beverage cup useable in conjunction with a frusto-conical sleeve, such as a corrugated paper heat sleeve, to hold the cup and enable it to be hung from a suitable hanging feature, such as a car door handle, includes an elongated vertical shank portion having front and rear surfaces and a pair of recurvate hooks respectively disposed at upper and lower ends thereof, an upper one of the hooks defining a downwardly opening channel, and a lower one of the hooks defining an upwardly opening channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Beckey, Garen Garanidian
  • Patent number: 8596596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support device (1) of a motor of a blower. The support device (1) comprises a base (2), a ring (3) which extends according to an axis and which is able to house the motor. The support device (1) also comprises at least a decoupling means (4) which connects the base (2) and the ring (3). The ring (3) comprises a first face (5) extending according to the axis and the base (2) comprises a second face (10) extending according to the axis. The decoupling means (4) is interposed between the first (5) and the second (10) faces. The decoupling means may have an “H” shape in order to absorb the vibrations caused by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Said Naji, Patrick Duputel, Pascal Touitou, Philippe Vincent, Peter Zisko, Ralph Stroehla, Laurent Legot, Csaba Gyurian
  • Publication number: 20130306821
    Abstract: An accessory holder system and related method are disclosed. The invention features an accessory holder system for holding accessory items comprising at least one base plate comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, and a sidewall portion, a rubber band secured to the at least one base plate adapted to removably hold at least one accessory item inserted between the base plate and the rubber band, and attaching means for attaching the base plate to an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Martin W. Lotz, III
  • Patent number: 8573553
    Abstract: A foldable holder for a beverage container comprises a fastening plate, a supporting ring coupled pivotably to the fastening plate, a holding bracket coupled pivotably to the fastening plate, and a supporting plate coupled pivotably to the holding bracket. The supporting ring and the holding bracket share a pivot axis extending from the fastening plate. The supporting plate is coupled to a remote end of the holding bracket so as to be pivotable counter to a pivoting direction of the supporting ring. The holding bracket and the supporting plate are disposed radially within the supporting ring when folded into a retracted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Joerg Stephan
  • Publication number: 20130167703
    Abstract: A tag holder includes a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The outer surface and the inner surface connect to the top surface and the bottom surface. The top surface defines at least one receiving cavity. The inner surface defines at least one groove. RFID tags are held by the tag holder in such a way as to provide ease of reading the tags, and to reduce any electromagnetic interference offered by the object to which the tag holder is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD .
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, ZONG-YUAN SUN, DA-HUA XIAO
  • Patent number: 8474772
    Abstract: A cup holder is deployed from a recess in a substantially vertical panel behind a substantially planar fold-down door which is pivotable adjacent to a bottom edge. A substantially planar tray member is slidably mounted to a guide frame to move between a collapsed position and an expanded position at respective distances from the inside surface of the fold-down door. A telescoping holder unit with substantially cylindrical sleeve elements slides from a collapsed state to an expanded state in response to movement of the tray member. A top rim of the holder unit is fixed with respect to a cylindrical sleeve element having a largest diameter and is coupled to the tray member. A bottom plate of the holder unit is coupled to the fold-down door. The holder unit accommodates various beverage containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John L. Miklas
  • Patent number: 8456820
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis, at least one cable disposed in the chassis, and a cable management member. The cable management member includes a first side plate, a second side plate, and a connecting plate located between lower sides of the first side plate and the second side plate. A cable holding slot is located between the first side plate and the second side plate for holding the at least one cable. A clamp extends from the first side plate. A circular protrusion extends from the second side plate. The circular protrusion is securely engaged with the clamp in a first position where the cable management member is at a natural state to hold the at least one cable, and the circular protrusion is disengaged from the clamp in a second position where the second side plate is resiliently deformed to release the at least one cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhan-Yang Li
  • Patent number: 8424819
    Abstract: The fuel tank unit includes a fuel cutoff valve fastened to a support body. The support body and the casing of the fuel cutoff valve are made of first and second resin materials having different rates of fuel swelling. The fuel cutoff valve is fastened to the support body via a fastening mechanism. The fastening mechanism entails engaging a first support engaging portion and a second support engaging portion of the support body in first and second fastening engaging portions composed of hooks formed on the casing of the fuel cutoff valve, at first and second hook engagement levels that represent the bite of the hooks. The engaging portions are designed such that prior to fuel swelling of the support body and the base cover first hook engagement exceeds second hook engagement, whereas subsequent to fuel swelling second hook engagement exceeds first hook engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Tsuzuki, Natsushi Miura
  • Patent number: 8418414
    Abstract: A swimming pool brace assembly having a brace and bracket used to attach a concrete form. The bracket positions the concrete form between the concrete footing and the deck of the swimming pool. The swimming pool brace is provided with receptacles that are adapted to receive the brackets, which are used to retain the position of the concrete form. The receptacles of the brace allow the brackets to be attached to either side of the brace. The bracket includes a retention feature that is configured to retain the bracket in position once inserted into the receptacle of the brace. The bracket includes a series of radially spaced inwardly extending protrusions that engage the concrete form. The protrusions are adapted to deflect to adjust for variations in the size of the forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: P.I. Inc.
    Inventor: Laurence A. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20130082157
    Abstract: A retractor ring assembly includes a ring holder that has a first selectively engaged connection and a second selectively engaged connection. A first and second ring portion each has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the first and second ring portions are selectively connected to the respective first and second selectively engaged connections of the ring holder. The distal end of the first ring portion has a third selectively engaged connection. The distal end of the second ring portion has a fourth selectively engaged connection. The third selectively engaged connection and the fourth selectively engaged connection are connectable to form a reinforced closed ring configuration, and are disconnectable to form an open ring configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, INC.
    Inventors: VICTOR AGBODOE, OLAF STORZ, JOHN R. BOOKWALTER
  • Patent number: 8408419
    Abstract: A sheet dispenser is defined by at least six panels having outwardly facing surfaces, wherein at least one of the panels is oriented at an oblique angle with respect to the other panels. Sheets may be dispensed from an opening located on the oblique surface. The sheet dispenser may sit on a surface such as a countertop for dispensing, or may be placed between a wall and other structure attached to the wall such as a towel bar. Furthermore, the sheet dispenser may be hung from a structure using a strap attached to the towel dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl G. Rippl, Sarah L. Christoffel, George I. Nukuto, Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Jonathan K. Arendt, Duane L. McDonald, James D. McManus, Marci E. Sojka
  • Publication number: 20130061545
    Abstract: A metal casing strip for a fire collar to be arranged around a duct has a line of succesive tongues and cutouts in the longitudinal direction of the strip. The tongues and cutouts are arranged in the strip in an alternating fashion. The tongues are bendable out of the surface of the casing strip such that in use, when the casing strip is arranged around a pipe such that two end regions overlap, an outwardly bended tongue from the one end region is inserted in a cutout of the overlapping other end region and folded over the edge of the cutout to retain the casing strip in the closed collar shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicants: ROLF KUHN GMBH, J. VAN WALRAVEN HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: J. van Walraven Holding B.V., Rolf Kuhn GmbH
  • Patent number: 8382050
    Abstract: A universal connector (5) is provided for connecting an architectural covering to an architectural surface. The connector has an adaptor plate (6) that is substantially circular and has one or more radially outwardly projecting flanges (16) and is arranged to be inserted into a ring-shaped engagement member (7) having one or more openings (18) in a front cover (17). The adaptor plate and the engagement member are configured such that the adaptor plate may be inserted into the engagement member by aligning the one or more flanges of the adaptor plate with a respective opening in the front cover of the engagement member and removal of the adaptor plate from the engagement member may subsequently be prevented by a partial rotation of the adaptor plate relative to the engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Industries BV
    Inventor: Lars Koop
  • Patent number: 8360377
    Abstract: The tool mounting device according to the invention comprises a first and second coupling device, wherein the first coupling device comprises at least one receptacle, the second coupling device comprises at least one receptacle pin, and the first or second coupling device comprises a tool suspension. The receptacle comprises a recess and an opening, wherein the opening extends from the first end in the direction of the second end over a length and the length of the opening is smaller than a length of the recess and a width of the opening is greater than or equal to a width of the receptacle pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Staeubli Tec-Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Geyer, Norbert Ermer
  • Patent number: 8353125
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus and method for adjustably mounting, for example, an optical device to a rail interface of a firearm. The apparatus includes a base, a ring assembly configured to surround and grip the device, and at least two spacer members configured to be disposed and secured between the base and ring assembly. The ring assembly includes ring segments, a mechanism for securing the ring assembly to the base, and a mechanism for securing the ring segments together to grip the device therebetween. One of the ring segments has a support surface having a shape complementary to a support surface of the base. The spacer members are configured to be secured between the base and ring assemblies, and each spacer member has oppositely-disposed support surfaces configured to complementarily engage the support surface of either the base or ring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: GAMO Outdoor USA Inc.
    Inventor: Louis F. Riley
  • Patent number: 8317147
    Abstract: A solar light stick holder comprising a single wire having a first end and a second end, a first extension arm and a second extension arm, a connecting base, a first holder-loop and a second holder-loop. The first end and second end each forms a loop for holding the solar light stick. The connecting base comprises at least one screw-loop to secure the holder to a fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Miguel Serrano
  • Publication number: 20120293940
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for securing electronic equipment to a substantially horizontal surface of a support structure. The apparatus includes a fastening means such as a collar, a mounting bracket for attachment to the support structure, and a connector. The connector is interposed between and swivelably attached to the collar and mounting bracket. The connector may have a telescoping construction. The apparatus is particularly suited for use with equipment having an electronic component attached to a neck extending from a base. An electronic equipment setup using the above-described apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Saul Ilan Gordon, Kimbre Dale Sargent
  • Patent number: 8286882
    Abstract: A tag with a hook for securing a tag to a pair of eyeglasses having a frame and two hinged legs is provided. The eyeglasses tag includes a body, a foldable member, a hook, an adhesive area and, optionally, a bend line, a panel with identification information, an adhesive portion, a radio frequency identification (REID) device or electronic article surveillance (EAS) device and an aperture. An adhesive strip of the foldable member is foldably attached to the first leg of the eyeglasses and the first and second sections of the body are folded together and affixed by the adhesive area so that the first leg of the eyeglasses is disposed between the first and second sections of the body. The eyeglasses tag can include an adhesive portion on the front side of the tag for affixing the panel with identification information, the radio frequency identification (RFID) device or the electronic article surveillance (EAS) device secured to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Norman, Keith C. Cedro
  • Publication number: 20120257388
    Abstract: Light fixtures, lighting methods, and devices for mounting ornaments are provided. The light fixtures and methods overcome the limitations of the prior art by permitting electrical power transmission to the light sources, such as, LEDs, through the light fixture suspension elements. The light fixtures include a first ring suspended by a plurality of first cords; and a second ring suspended by a plurality of second cords from the first ring; wherein at least one of the first ring and the second ring comprises a plurality of light sources; and wherein at least one of the plurality of first cords and at least one of the plurality of the second cords are adapted to transmit electrical power to the plurality of light sources. Methods of mounting light sources and ornament mounting arrangements are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: SCHONBEK WORLDWIDE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Todd BRACHER, Tho LY, Andrew SCHUYLER
  • Publication number: 20120241573
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a closed loop member comprising a round loop being configured to be operable for supporting a material inserted into an interior space formed by the round loop. The round loop comprises a segment being configured to be operable for opening and closing a portion of the body of the round loop to enable the material to be passed through the body of the round loop into the interior space. A closing mechanism is configured to be operable for urging the segment to be in a closed position. An attachment mechanism is joined to the closed loop member. The attachment mechanism is configured to be operable for joining to a structure, in which the closed loop member is operable for supporting the material to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Kelly Koller
  • Publication number: 20120234505
    Abstract: An adjustable-length organizer has an elongate flexible strap with first and second sides, first and second ends, and an installed length. Multiple support loops are formed onto the first side of the elongate strap. Respective first fastener pieces are affixed to the second side of the elongate strap to be near each of the first and second ends. One or more second fastener pieces is affixed to the second side of the elongate strap to be remote from the first and second ends and to be inward of the respective first fastener pieces. The first end of the organizer is wrappable around a first anchor point, the second end is wrappable around a second anchor point, and each first fastener piece is attached to the second fastener piece at a plurality of positions, thereby making the installed length adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: GENHART LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Robert HARTWIG, Edward James HARTWIG
  • Publication number: 20120199704
    Abstract: A retaining device configured for retaining at least one medical device adjacent to a supporting surface. The retaining device includes a plate shaped holding portion defining a peripheral edge, a slot extending from the peripheral edge defining a loading channel, and communicating with an internal holding area. The internal holding area is dimensioned to accept the largest medical device the retaining device is configured to be used with. An attachment mechanism is connected to the holding portion to secure the retaining device to a supporting surface. A section of medical device may be inserted into and along the loading channel to enter the holding area and be retained within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin D. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120168589
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus and method for adjustably mounting, for example, an optical device to a rail interface of a firearm. The apparatus includes a base, a ring assembly configured to surround and grip the device, and at least two spacer members configured to be disposed and secured between the base and ring assembly. The ring assembly includes ring segments, a mechanism for securing the ring assembly to the base, and a mechanism for securing the ring segments together to grip the device therebetween. One of the ring segments has a support surface having a shape complementary to a support surface of the base. The spacer members are configured to be secured between the base and ring assemblies, and each spacer member has oppositely-disposed support surfaces configured to complementarily engage the support surface of either the base or ring assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: GAMO OUTDOOR USA INC.
    Inventor: Louis F. Riley
  • Patent number: 8128045
    Abstract: An improved beverage holding device that may be utilized by an individual on a recreational vehicle is provided. The improved beverage holding device may have a plurality of beverage holders whereby the beverage holders may be adaptable to hold a plurality of different sized beverage containers. Moreover, the improved beverage holder may be removably attached to the handlebars and/or external portion of a recreational vehicle to hold the beverages during use of the recreational vehicle. The device may utilize a plurality of mounting brackets that attach to a recreational vehicle and have an adjustable stem on the bracket to allow for movement of the entire assembly about the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Doyle Skaggs
  • Publication number: 20120032052
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a vertical instrument support system for musical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas David Michael Lewis, Maurice Stephen Blimkie
  • Publication number: 20110290973
    Abstract: A syringe holder is provided for mounting syringe while the syringe is distributing fluid. The syringe holder includes a hook, a main body, and a receiver. The receiver is operatively configured to deploy away from the main body when the syringe is disposed in the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: CURLIN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: William G. Gesler, III
  • Publication number: 20110210222
    Abstract: A metal casing strip for a fire collar to be arranged around a duct has a line of successive tongues and cutouts in the longitudinal direction of the strip. The tongues and cutouts are arranged in the strip in an alternating fashion. The tongues are bendable out of the surface of the casing strip such that in use, when the casing strip is arranged around a pipe such that two end regions overlap, an outwardly bended tongue from the one end region is inserted in a cutout of the overlapping other end region and folded over the edge of the cutout to retain the casing strip in the closed collar shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: J. van Walraven Holding B. V
    Inventor: Jan VAN WALRAVEN
  • Publication number: 20110192944
    Abstract: A universal connector (5) is provided for connecting an architectural covering to an architectural surface. The connector has an adaptor plate (6) that is substantially circular and has one or more radially outwardly projecting flanges (16) and is arranged to be inserted into a ring-shaped engagement member (7) having one or more openings (18) in a front cover (17). The adaptor plate and the engagement member are configured such that the adaptor plate may be inserted into the engagement member by aligning the one or more flanges of the adaptor plate with a respective opening in the front cover of the engagement member and removal of the adaptor plate from the engagement member may subsequently be prevented by a partial rotation of the adaptor plate relative to the engagement member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Lars Koop
  • Patent number: 7959122
    Abstract: A catheter drainage bag holding assembly includes a clamp with an arcuate member having a pair of free ends. The arcuate member forms at least 60% of a complete circle. A threaded rod is threadably coupled to and extends through the arcuate member. The arcuate member is positionable on a post and the rod is abuttable against the post. A leg is attached to and extends away from the arcuate member. A primary loop is attached to the leg. The primary loop lies in same plane as the arcuate member. At least one of hook from a catheter drainage bag is extendable into the primary hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Wanda L. Clack-Hopkins