Plural Staff Patents (Class 248/512)
  • Patent number: 11346547
    Abstract: An assembly for use with a cake is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of candles and a plurality of candle holders. Each individually sized candle holder is configured for receiving one candle of the plurality of candles. A plurality of links are part of the assembly, and a link connects adjacent candle holders. The link is flexible to allow selective placement of each of the candle holders. A wick connector extends between wicks of adjacent candles. Lighting of the wick connector allows for the lit wick connector to extend to all of the plurality of candles to light the candles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Kareem Shaker Karmous
  • Patent number: 11348494
    Abstract: A flag mounting device for engaging a gravesite vase. The flag mount device is generally diamond shaped with a central opening for engaging a top of the vase. When positioned atop the vase the flag mounting device is horizontally disposed with respect to the ground. A container securing component penetrates the flag mounting device horizontally extending from a corner inward into the central opening and engages the top of the vase to secure the flag mounting device to the vase. A pair of flagpole bores partially penetrate a top of the flag mounting device and are configures to receive a pair or miniature flagpoles. Each miniature flagpole is secured within the respective flagpole bore by a flagpole securing component that extends from a side corner inward into the flagpole bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Duane Ritondo
  • Patent number: 11276914
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes antenna mounts. An antenna mount may include a base, a main pole coupled to or integral with the base and extending upwardly from the base, a cross-support pole coupled to a top end of the main pole and oriented perpendicular relative to the main pole, and at least one mounting pole coupled to or integral with the cross-support pole and extending upwardly from the cross-support pole. Each mounting pole may be configured to secure an antenna to the antenna mount. The antenna mount may be configured to be installed and stand adjacent to or flush against an exterior wall of a building and carry the load weight of the antennas to and through the base of the antenna mount to a ground surface and away from the exterior wall of the building. Antenna mount assemblies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Dale Heath, Matthew Severin
  • Patent number: 10549799
    Abstract: A display system for a recreational vehicle connector is provided and includes a retention section, a display section and a plurality of display poles. The retention section includes a retention body, a flange receiving opening extending through the retention body and into a flange receiving section, and a shank receiving passageway positioned above and extending transverse into the flange receiving section. The display section includes a display body connected to the retention system and a plurality of pole receiving passageways extending there though. The plurality of display poles are positioned in the plurality of pole receiving passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Triple S Machining LLC
    Inventor: Chad Stahl
  • Patent number: 10350971
    Abstract: A vehicular-mounted retractable canopy system and related systems and methods are provided. The system includes a vehicle and a first member mounted to the vehicle. A second member is retractably movable from the first member, wherein a first end of the second member is extendable beyond a footprint of the vehicle. A deployable canopy is mounted to the second member at substantially the first end of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Sean Rich
  • Patent number: 10045605
    Abstract: The present invention, as described in the attached document, refers to a support allowing different uses as support for outdoor activities, depending on the activity, position and the tools or accessories that of support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Salvador-Zamora, David DeSicart-Prieto
  • Patent number: 9378666
    Abstract: A flag holder designed to be mounted on a post is made of a collar adapted to hold at least one and preferably several dowels. The collar includes a center arm and two substantially parallel side arms connected to the center arm in substantially perpendicular format to form a shaped band for encircling a post. The collar also includes a pair of gripping ears extending inwardly from the second ends of the parallel side arms. Thus, the collar surrounds a central cavity for receiving the post. The collar further includes at least one dowel and preferably more channel forms on the outer surface of the collar, wherein the dowel channel forms include at least one dowel channel for receiving a dowel holding a flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Keith A. Woodruff
  • Patent number: 8997395
    Abstract: A fishing pole holder mount for mounting to a watercraft or other structure that is capable of holding more than one fishing pole at the same time, wherein the fishing pole holders are horizontally and vertically repositionable relative to one another and the base of the fishing pole holder mount. The fishing pole holder mount of the present invention also allows a user to specify the number of fishing pole holders removably attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Browne
  • Publication number: 20140332655
    Abstract: An apparatus of the present disclosure has a frame, which has a receiving shelf and horizontal support beam respectively coupled to opposing ends of a vertical center beam and at least one leg coupled to the frame adapted such that when the leg is actuated, the frame stands upright and a fishing rod may be supported by the receiving shelf and the horizontal support beam. The apparatus further has a hitch coupled to the frame arranged and positioned such that when the at least one leg is not actuated, the frame may be coupled to a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Reel Deal, LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Colbert
  • Publication number: 20140231737
    Abstract: A base for supporting posts of fencing, which base includes a block of plastics provided with apertures for receiving the ends of fencing posts. Each end of the block is provided with a gripping portion which projects longitudinally away from the main body of the block. A first interlocking means is associated with one of the gripping portions and interlocks with a corresponding second interlocking means of a cover which is fitted to the block over the gripping portion. The cover is of enhanced visibility compared to the main body of the block which is of a dull color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Whiteley
  • Publication number: 20140138512
    Abstract: A cleaning system that is appealing to consumers while utilizing display space in a store, the system containing a head and handle, wherein the handle comprises a first segment and a second segment located in a sleeve holding the first and second segments together in a generally aligned relationship, the sleeve further containing at least one cleaning refill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Charles Van Rens, Michael Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8636259
    Abstract: A carriage holder for support of an apparatus includes identical upper and lower support plates having on their outer edge a number of indentations corresponding to the number of apparatus to be supported, said indentations providing aligned radial horizontal grasping surfaces on one side of said apparatus. The carriage holder also includes a series of vertical spring pivot pins joining said upper and lower support plates, adjacent to each said indentation, each such pin bearing a torsion spring loaded retractable clamp member to provide grasping surfaces in retracted position opposite to the grasping surfaces of said indentations. The carriage holder also includes an unobstructed aperture in each of said aligned support plates for mounting said carriage holder on a shaft. The carriage holder further includes a locking mechanism to hold said carriage in a fixed position on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Semba Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott G. Manke, Brian A. Harbrecht, Anthony Charles Grabski, Robert Charles Mierendorf, James L. Rane
  • Publication number: 20130092813
    Abstract: A holding device for holding test antennas includes a base, a sliding plate, a holding pole, and a support block. The sliding plate is slidably mounted on the base. The holding pole is fixed on the sliding plate, and a length of the holding pole is adjustable. The support block is fixed on the holding pole and configured for receiving the test antennas. The holding pole and the sliding plate change a position of the support block along a first axis and a second axis, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: XIAO-LIAN HE, YONG-SHENG YANG
  • Patent number: 8298633
    Abstract: A locking artificial tree trunk including a first generally cylindrical, hollow trunk portion including an upper end, the upper end defining a notch, and a second generally cylindrical trunk portion including a body portion, a lower end having an insertable portion, and an upper end. The locking artificial tree trunk also includes a coupling mechanism having a body portion and an upper portion having a tab, and defining a channel for receiving the insertable portion of the lower end of the second trunk portion. The body portion is inserted substantially into the upper end of the first trunk portion with the tab of the upper portion aligned with the notch, thereby preventing rotation of the coupling mechanism within the upper end of the first trunk portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 8171695
    Abstract: A structural member and method with an improved arm connection is provided that allows quick connection of an arm to the structural member. Pins are inserted through aligned apertures in first and second thru-vangs, as well as an abutting arm bracket. A flexible securement member is inserted through an aperture in the pins that is transverse to the pins. Last, an arm is secured to the arm bracket for support of electrical conductors strung thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Thomas & Butts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Aubrey Jackson, David Nahlen, Jim Palmer, Timothy Stephens
  • Patent number: 8162284
    Abstract: A warning flag deployment system includes a mount having a closed bracket having a contact wall. A rod positioning member has a stowed retention wall and a deployed retention wall angularly oriented to the stowed retention wall. An open bracket has an open bracket leg and a standoff leg spacing the open bracket leg from a surface of the mount defining plane. A flag support rod is connected to the mount and is rotatable between a stowed condition and a deployed condition. The stowed condition has the flag support rod positioned between the contact wall and the stowed retention wall of the rod positioning member. The deployed condition has the flag support rod positioned between the rod positioning member deployed retention wall and the standoff leg and at least partially in a cavity defined between the plane and the open bracket leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Marketing Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: A. James Dobson, Christopher M. Larsen
  • Patent number: 8157239
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a mounting member including a first planar surface and an opposing second planar surface, a first extension member extending from the first planar surface, and a first accessory holder portion connected to the first extension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Todd Owen
  • Patent number: 8104729
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support is transferable between a first device having a first spherical socket and a second device having a second spherical socket. The equipment support comprises an equipment supporting portion configured to support patient care equipment and a coupler extending downwardly from the equipment supporting portion. The coupler has first and second spherical portions configured for receipt in the first and second spherical sockets, respectively. The first and second spherical portions are rotatable within the respective first and second spherical sockets about a multitude of axes to compensate for misalignment between the coupler and at least one of the first and second spherical sockets during transfer of the equipment support between the first and second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Walke, David C. Newkirk, Douglas A. Seim
  • Publication number: 20110204202
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for supporting tubular members are provided. A support structure can include at least one body having a plurality of openings disposed therethrough. Each opening can have an inner surface that includes at least one circular portion and at least one elliptical portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: AIMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Blake R. Masters, Rodney H. Masters, Billy L. Griffith
  • Patent number: 7941964
    Abstract: The present invention is a multiple use fishing assembly. This assembly includes a fishing rod holding unit capable of holding at least one fishing rod. This fishing rod holding unit is designed and configured to have various components removably secured thereto. One component is a removable outrigger assembly. When attached the fishing assembly of the present invention will be a combined fishing rod holding unit and outrigger. If the outrigger is not desired, then the user can remove the outrigger and optionally can removably secure an additional fishing rod holding apparatus. Such a configuration enables the user to select his desired fishing option. Consequently providing an apparatus that can successfully be used for trolling, kite, drift and bottom fishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Kim Stanton
  • Patent number: 7937883
    Abstract: A fishing rod carrier and holder device holds a plurality of fishing rods during fishing activity and houses the fishing rods when the device is being carried. The fishing rod carrier and holder device includes a support member having a spiked portion appointed for insertion into a ground surface. The support member includes a first horizontal plate having at least two rod holder apertures that define an aperture housing interrupted by an entry port. Additionally, the support member is provided with a second horizontal plate having at least two rod receiving cavities arranged in parallel longitudinal relation to the rod holder apertures of the first horizontal plate. The fishing rod carrier and holder device has at least one handle portion arranged to allow the fishing rod carrier and holder device to be carried with the fishing rods therein housed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventors: Brian G. Roemer, Anthony Russell Prasa
  • Patent number: 7828261
    Abstract: A molten metal pump apparatus that includes a base member, at least two (2) support members or posts, and post sockets. The lower end of the posts are mounted to the base and forms a cement-less pump joint which is an objective of the present invention. The upper end of the post is connected to the post socket to form a cement-less pump joint which is a further object of the present invention. The connection joint between the posts and the base member and the post socket does not require cement to form or secure the joint. Therefore a replacement post identical to posts of the present invention may be provided without the need to dig out a cement joint but instead can be more easily removed and replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Karl E. Greer
  • Patent number: 7707765
    Abstract: A fishing rod fixing device includes a base that is supported by two suction cups for easy and efficient attachment of the device to a smooth fixture surface. A seat is rotatably mounted on the base and is releasably set any desired horizontal direction by an adjustment knob. The seat includes a tubular bar on which at least one retainer is mounted and rotatable about the bar for setting the retainer at any desired inclination angle. An angle locking member is provided to releasably secure the retainer at the desired inclination angle. The retainer has a base support mounted to the tubular bar and a top wall member spaced from the base support to define a passage therebetween for receiving a fishing rod. A locking member is provided on the top wall and is manually movable to releasably and selectively secure the fishing rod to the base support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Lih Yann Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Po Lin Liao
  • Publication number: 20100083557
    Abstract: The present invention is a multiple use fishing assembly. This assembly includes a fishing rod holding unit capable of holding at least one fishing rod. This fishing rod holding unit is designed and configured to have various components removably secured thereto. One component is a removable outrigger assembly. When attached the fishing assembly of the present invention will be a combined fishing rod holding unit and outrigger. If the outrigger is not desired, then the user can remove the outrigger and optionally can removably secure an additional fishing rod holding apparatus. Such a configuration enables the user to select his desired fishing option. Consequently providing an apparatus that can successfully be used for trolling, kite, drift and bottom fishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Kim Stanton
  • Patent number: 7685791
    Abstract: A structural member and method with an improved arm connection is provided that allows quick connection of an arm to the structural member. Bolts are inserted through aligned apertures in first and second thru-vangs, as well as an abutting arm bracket. A securement member is inserted through an aperture in the bolts that is transverse to the bolts. Last, an arm is secured to the arm bracket for support of electrical conductors strung thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Nahlen, Michael R. Gall
  • Patent number: 7676983
    Abstract: A carrying case for transporting fishing equipment from one location to another. The carrying case generally comprises an external container and an insert insertedly situated within the external container. The external container is substantially cylindrical in shape with an open top and a closed bottom. The insert includes a lid, a base, and a support connecting the lid to the base. A plurality of cutouts are provided in the lid of the insert for receiving the shafts of a plurality of fishing rods. A plurality of seats are provided along the base of the insert for receiving the handles of the fishing rods. A storage space is also provided between the base of the insert and the base of the external container for storing other fishing equipment including fishing tackle. A series of ribs are provided along the walls of the external container near the base of the external container for mating with the base of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Lloyd J. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20100044544
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention includes at least one mast connected to a platform, and a boom connected to the mast. In at least one alternative embodiment, the mast is telescopic. The apparatus also has a detector connected to the boom, and a power supply connected to the detector. In at least one embodiment, the detector is a wireless LAN detector. The mast has a first segment and one or more additional segments, wherein the mast adjusts a height of the detector relative to the platform. Further, the apparatus has a dropped ceiling tee grid attached to the boom and the detector, and one or more casters connected to the platform. The casters facilitate continuous movement of the detector to reduce set up time of the detector in multiple locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pat R. Falcone
  • Patent number: 7640692
    Abstract: A trolling system for mounting a plurality of fishing rods to extend from selected peripheral sides of a boat. The system includes a pair of mounting members attached to the deck and mounting rods extending parallel or transverse opposing sides of the boat. A trolling bar, which is secured with the mounting rods and rod supports in spaced positions. In use, fishing rods are mounted in the rod supports and extend from the stern of the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: David A. Baynard
  • Publication number: 20090283656
    Abstract: A molten metal pump apparatus that includes a base member, at least two (2) support members or posts, and post sockets. The lower end of the posts are mounted to the base and forms a cement-less pump joint which is an objective of the present invention. The upper end of the post is connected to the post socket to form a cement-less pump joint which is a further object of the present invention. The connection joint between the posts and the base member and the post socket does not require cement to form or secure the joint. Therefore a replacement post identical to posts of the present invention may be provided without the need to dig out a cement joint but instead can be more easily removed and replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Karl E. Greer
  • Patent number: 7614876
    Abstract: A two in one candle including a bottom jar like member having a predetermined shape and size. A first candle arranged within the jar like member. A top lid which mates with an opening of the jar like member when the candle is closed. A second candle arranged within the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: Marci S. Ward-Kubik
  • Publication number: 20090266967
    Abstract: A mounting assembly (18) for mounting an optical component (14) along an optical axis (22) to an apparatus frame (12) of a precision apparatus (10) includes a mounting bracket (20). The precision apparatus (10) includes a first alignment rod (316A), a second alignment rod (316B), and a third alignment rod (316C) that extend parallel to the optical axis (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Dan Allen, Dong Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 7594353
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder comprises a bucket having an open top end, a bottom wall and a side wall collectively forming a hollow interior which receives a number of tubes each secured at an upper end to a lid mounted to the open top of the bucket and at a lower end by a bolt or other fastener which extends from the side wall into each tube. The bottom wall of the bucket is formed with a drain hole, and mounts a number of rubber feet for stability which may be enhanced by the addition of a weight to the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Fishing Rod Holder, LLC
    Inventor: Dan Lucky
  • Patent number: 7555861
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for transporting objects, non-limiting examples of which may include elongated bars such as garden tools or fishing rods, and for holding of objects including elongated rods and or beverage containers such as bottles or cups within the same unit. In addition, the present invention provides a portable apparatus that detachably mounts and removably secures onto a permanent structure at any orientation using a novel universal mount joint, and includes a handle for transporting objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Artin J. Zakarian
  • Patent number: 7469505
    Abstract: A decorative snow guard assembly attachable to raised portions of a building surface such as a standing seam roof. The assembly includes a decorative snow brake plate integral with a base, means spanning between adjacent bases, and means connecting said spanning means to said bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventor: Mark Hockman
  • Publication number: 20080184611
    Abstract: A fishing pole tender system for attachment to a support structure that includes a generally rigid base with a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side and the second side are physically connected and spatially separated by an intermediate portion such that a support structure fits between the first side and the second side. The first side, the second side or both, may include at least one accessory mounting portion for interchangeably mounting fishing accessories to the base. One or more fishing pole holders are securely attached to the base. The first side, the second side, or both may include a indented portion comprising an arcuate or v-shaped form, a slanted portion, or a combination thereof. The indented portion provides improved attachment to a support structure by imparting compressive force onto a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen Wakefield, Martin Schaus
  • Publication number: 20080185493
    Abstract: A fishing pole tender system for attachment to a support structure that includes a generally rigid base including a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side and the second side are physically connected and spatially separated by an intermediate portion such that a support structure fits between the first side and the second side. In an alternative embodiment, the base is a generally rigid hollow sleeve formed by a wall. The wall or either side can include at least one accessory mounting portion for interchangeably mounting fishing accessories to the base. One or more fishing pole holders are securely attached to the base. The first side, the second side, or both may include a indented portion comprising an arcuate or v-shaped form, a slanted portion, or a combination thereof. The indented portion provides improved attachment to a support structure by imparting compressive force onto a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Moto, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Wakefield, Martin Schaus
  • Publication number: 20080083681
    Abstract: A reconfigurable garden tool caddy device that is adapted for mounting to the handle portion of a long-handled garden tool, so as to provide the so equipped garden tool with two primary configurations of operation, namely: (i) a self-standing configuration, wherein its stand portion is arranged at a first angle with respect to the handle portion of the long-handled garden tool and supports the garden tool in an upright position at a second angle formed with respect to the ground surface of the garden; and (ii) a transport-work configuration, wherein the stand portion is disposed closely adjacent the handle portion of the garden tool and is releasably retained by a stand retainer structure so that the adapted garden tool can be transported between the garden and a tool shed or like shelter where garden tools are kept from the natural elements when not being used to work the soil of a garden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: James J. Cella, Steven G. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7293523
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing that has planar walls defining a cavity. One wall has annular holes formed therein. An anchor plate is nested within the cavity and provided with apertures situated subjacent to the holes. Each aperture has a diameter equal to a diameter of the holes. One aperture is vertically situated below one of the holes. The other apertures are inwardly offset from their associated holes. Flags are positioned through the holes and apertures. A bottom wall is provided with apertures for directing undesirable fluids and debris out from the cavity. A mechanism is included for illuminating one rod and includes a switch and a fuse box. A light-emitting source is mounted to a front wall, confronts a front face of one flag, and emits a light beam upwardly along the shaft thereof. A mechanism is included for removably mounting the housing onto the recreational vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: Ronald D. Lentz
  • Patent number: 7287345
    Abstract: A gravesite memorial display is provided which includes a display rack and support post. The display rack displays items that depict hobbies, interests, and achievements of the deceased. The gravesite memorial display also includes an anti-theft bar that prevents theft of memorial items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventor: Tom Cooper
  • Patent number: 7278233
    Abstract: A dual fishing rod holder for engagement to a horizontal surface. The dual fishing rod holder has a first rod holder comprising an elongate cylinder with straps at one end for rotatably fastening a first fishing pole. The first rod holder contains a downward bend at a point on the rod holder. Additionally, a second fishing rod holder is connected to the first rod holder at a distance from the first rod holder. A first fishing pole is secured to an end of the first rod holder in a substantially downward position while a second fishing pole is secured by the second rod holder in substantially upright position. The first and second rod holders are positioned at a distance such that the fishing poles and their lines do not become entangled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Robert T. Melville
  • Patent number: 7264218
    Abstract: A portable/collapsible umbrella stand assembly that would be utilized to provide relief from the heat of the sun. It has an elongated base member that is relatively narrow. A cylindrical support post that extends upwardly from its top surface and a Y-shaped tubular post is telescopically received over the cylindrical support post. The Y-shaped tubular post has a vertically extending primary tubular member and a secondary tubular member extending at an acute angle thereto. The bottom end of the umbrella pole can be removably inserted into either of the respective tubular members. A plurality of stabilizer legs are pivotally attached to the top surface of the base member. They are pivoted transversely to the base member when the stand is setup. In their collapsible state, they are stacked upon one another on the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Luis Edwards
  • Patent number: 7254915
    Abstract: An alligator clip holder is provided for supporting and retaining at least one fishing rod on a support device. The holder includes a first clip member and a second clip member pivotally connected to each other by a pivot pin. A resilient member is disposed about the pivot pin with two opposite ends in contact against respective surfaces of the first and second clip members so as to permit clamping attachment of the first and second clip members to a support device. A retaining bar assembly is rotatably and slidably positioned on a top end of one of the first and second clip members for supporting and retaining at least one fishing rod thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: John Adam Mrotek
  • Patent number: 7159354
    Abstract: A fishing pole holder adapted to provide both audible and visual indication of a strike by a fish. The fishing pole holder can be adapted to accommodate a plurality of fishing poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Larry White
  • Patent number: 7086207
    Abstract: An antenna sector frame that can collapse for easy transport and storage. The antenna frame can be packaged with all of its loose parts in a single container on a relatively flat single skid capable of being stacked in storage. The antenna frame can include a pair of face frames configured to support one or more antennas, the face frames being joined to articulate on a face frame pivot axis such that the face frames can be folded together for compact shipment and storage and opened for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Andrew Corporation
    Inventors: Darin Piburn, Dale Heath, Kevin Paswalk, Kevin Rovell
  • Patent number: 7047688
    Abstract: A mount for use on a recreational fishing boat is capable of holding multiple fishing rod holders and associated fishing rods. The mount comprises a sleeve member for slipping onto a seat post of a boat chair and two horizontally extending detachable rods. The sleeve member has a fastener to prevent substantial vertical and rotational movement relative to the seat post. The mount is readily removed and disassembled for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: A.C. Sandman Jr. LLC
    Inventor: Arnold C. Sandman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6983560
    Abstract: A collapsible fishing accessory apparatus including an accessory support having a plurality of accessory stations and a base. The accessory support collapsibly attaches to the base allowing a user to move the accessory support from a collapsed position to an operational position. Additionally, the fishing accessory apparatus dimensionally adjusts for use in various boat and shore fishing situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Inventor: Charles H. Williams
  • Patent number: 6931782
    Abstract: A portable fishing rod holder for use when fishing with a single or multiple rods designed using a cylinder shaped body with u-shaped grooves which have been machined into the cylinder for the placement of fishing rods while in use, and which has at least two long, self-adhering straps to attach the rod holder by each end in the horizontal or vertical orientation to stable objects of varying shapes and sizes which may be found at the water's edge, and which has shorter straps which extend over the rod shaft after it is inserted into one of the u-shaped grooves and which hold the rod in place, and which has an opening at either end of the cylinder body which is large enough to receive the grip-end of the fishing pole, and which has hook storage openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: James T. Pitcock
  • Patent number: 6883268
    Abstract: A bucket tackle system for organizing, transporting and storing of fishing rods and reels is provided which includes a bucket, a fishing rod and reel holder insert assembly, and a cover. The bucket has a closed bottom base and a cylindrical side wall extending upwardly from the closed bottom base and terminating in an open end. The holder insert assembly includes a flat disc portion, a plurality of end cap members fixedly secured to the disc portion, and a plurality of hollow tubular members having a first end and a second end. The first end of each of the plurality of tubular members is fixedly secured to a corresponding one of the plurality of end cap members so as to be vertically extending therefrom. The second end of each of the plurality of tubular members is formed with opposed first and second slots adapted for holding handle portions of the fishing rods and reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Richard T. Fraser
  • Patent number: 6834466
    Abstract: A snow guard for a raised portion on a building surface, having a unitary transparent mounting body is formed from a polycarbonate material. A transparent acrylic snow-holding bar fits into the transparent mounting body. An ice-holding bar also is provided and is formed from clear acrylic. In one aspect, the mounting body includes vertical structural stiffeners 30 by walls 42 of bar supporting central columns 32 and by outside surface 38 of wall 24 and horizontal stiffeners 27 extending downwardly under top 26 and which are integral part of the mounting body and of walls 24 providing a rigid, strong connection of the two structural support sides 28, top portion 26 and horizontal stiffeners 27 and structural support sides 28 all molded in one piece, made of ultraviolet proof, high impact, high izod polycarbonate plastic. In one aspect, the mounting body include bar insertion cavities 46 and stops 52 to prevent snow-holding bar 8 from sliding through its insertion cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas P. Trevorrow
  • Patent number: 6796078
    Abstract: A fishing pole holder mounting system for permitting fishing pole holders to be mounted to a rear of a boat. The fishing pole holder mounting system includes a support member comprising a medial portion and a plurality of mounting portions. The medial portion is positioned between the mounting portions. The mounting portions of the support member are designed for being selectively coupled to the boat whereby the medial portion of the support member extends along the rear of the boat. The medial portion is designed for being selectively engaged by the fishing rod holders whereby the medial portion supports fishing rods placed in the fishing rod holders and allowing the fishing rods to extend outwardly from the rear of the boat. The medial portion is coupled to the mounting portions at an angle to allow the medial portion to be positioned above the rear of the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Bowman