Angularly Adjustable Patents (Class 248/514)
  • Patent number: 10375944
    Abstract: Convertible fishing rod carriers may include an elongate telescoping portion configured to house one or more fishing rods and an enlarged housing configured to accommodate reels of the one or more fishing rods. Carriers described herein may be convertible between a portable configuration, in which the carrier maybe transported by hand, and a mounted configuration, in which the carrier is secured to a vehicle rack. In the mounted configuration, some examples include a locking feature configured to prevent removal of the carrier from the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Trxstle, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Smigaj, Morgan A. Misek
  • Patent number: 10327968
    Abstract: A jumpseat for an emergency transport vehicle having a patient compartment that includes a medical scanning device and a patient stretcher having a stretcher axis. The jumpseat includes a post element rotatably attached to a floor portion of the patient compartment, wherein the floor portion is located in a clearance space between the scanning device and a head end of the stretcher. The jumpseat also includes a seating element rotatably attached to the post element. The post and seating elements are moveable between a stowed position wherein the post element and seating element are substantially horizontal and a deployed position wherein the post element is substantially vertical and the seating element is substantially horizontal and located in the clearance space and in-line with a patient's body axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Dedicated2Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Lautenschlaeger, Eric Bailey, Charles Landry, Frank Berger
  • Patent number: 10322683
    Abstract: A tool holder apparatus for a motorized vehicle for residential use includes an attachment member, a rotary table attached to the attachment member, the table having fixed and relatively movable table members, and a tool holder attached to the movable table member. The attachment member removably fastens the tool holder apparatus to a member of the motorized vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Todd David Lawrence, Brandon Todd Lawrence, Austin David Lawrence, Colton David Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10117439
    Abstract: A game carcass support apparatus includes a tree jib plate securable to a tree, a truss plate securable to the tree superjacent to the tree jib plate, and a tree jib boom connected to the tree jib plate and connectable to the truss plate. A snatch block is connected to the tree jib boom. A lifting cable is operatively connected to the snatch block. A gambrel is connected to one end of the lifting cable. A carcass is mounted on the gambrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Rick Rowland
  • Patent number: 9643636
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a user's accessory or walking assist device is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base and at least one hook extending outwardly from a rear surface of the base and adapted to secure the apparatus to a support. The apparatus further includes a first gripping arm extending outwardly from a first side of the base and protruding forward of a front surface of the base and a second gripping arm extending outwardly from a second side of the base and protruding forward of the front surface of the base. The first and second gripping arms form a holding space therebetween to secure an accessory therein, thereby securing the accessory to the support 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: P.U.F. LLC
    Inventor: John E. Parnell
  • Patent number: 9493962
    Abstract: An umbrella stand is used to mount umbrellas or flags to tables, vehicles, structures, and various structures. The umbrella stand includes a mounting assembly and a rod holder. The rod holder is used to attach an umbrella or flag to the umbrella stand. The mounting assembly is used to secure the umbrella or flag to a surface. The mounting assembly includes a support plate, a first mounting plate and a first mounting fastener. The support plate is used as a base. The first mounting plate and the first mounting fastener connect to the support plate and help secure the support plate to a surface. The rod holder includes a holder tube and a plurality of holder fasteners. The holder tube is connected to the support plate and houses the shaft of an umbrella or a flagpole. The plurality of holder fasteners secure the umbrella shaft or the flagpole in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Darrel W. Eddy
  • Patent number: 9485978
    Abstract: A pivoting fishing rod holder for a kayak having a structure pivotally holding a pair of existing fishing rods, the structure comprising, a pair of identical L-shaped mounts configured for spaced apart mounting to the existing kayak, a pair of identical upright members, pivotally affixed to the L-shaped mounts, a tubular rod holder affixed at an angle to a distal end of each upright member, the angle within a range of about 20-45 degrees upwardly from a horizontal, a pair of diametrically opposed rounded insets disposed within each holder outer end, and a horizontal crossbar connecting the distal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Allen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9404264
    Abstract: A support foot (1) for supporting a free standing structure on a flat roof includes a holding means (34; 62; 63) for holding a profiled section (40) to which other parts of said structure can be mounted. The support foot comprises a base part (2) with a guiding structure (22). The support foot (1) furthermore comprises a skid part (3; 6), which includes the holding means (34; 62; 63) for the profiled section (40) and which is slidably mounted on the guiding structure (22) of the base part (2) so as to position the holding means (34; 62,- 63) for the profiled section (40) in a desired angular position allowing to compensate for a possible slope of the flat roof. The support foot (1) also includes securing means for securing the skid part (3, 6) in said desired angular position on the base part (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: J. VAN WALRAVEN HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Van Walraven
  • Patent number: 9266138
    Abstract: A free-standing stand that holds a hose and that automatically erects upon contact with a supporting surface and automatically collapses when removed from contact with the supporting surface. The free-standing stand includes a spine and a tripod. The spine has the hose be replaceably held thereto. The tripod is operatively connected to the spine in such a matter that when the tripod contacts the supporting surface the tripod automatically erects and when the tripod is removed from contact with the supporting surface the tripod automatically collapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph A. Massaro
  • Patent number: 9260880
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a mast having an elongated arm movable between a deployed position and a service position. The elongated arm is attached by a rotatable hub. A receiver is spaced from the hub and configured to selectively prevent rotation of the mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: V.I.T. Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George Truett Lowe, David Jesse Gove
  • Patent number: 9205893
    Abstract: An improved mooring whip support base mounted vertically to a dock piling one embodiment having the means to rotate a housing supporting an inserted flexible mooring whip pole and means to lock said rotated mooring whip pole in a vertical position clearing the mooring whip pole from interfering with a vessel when leaving or returning from a dock when released the said rotating housing and mooring whip pole is manually lowered down to a determined desired degree positioning the flexible mooring whip pole a line or rope attached to the mooring whip base through a pulley at the end of the mooring whip pole and attached to the boat cleat keeping a boat from contacting a dock and possible damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Samuel Posner
  • Patent number: 9193406
    Abstract: An angle adjusting device for a bicycle saddle is disclosed. The device includes a frame coupling block, which is coupled at a lower end thereof to an upper portion of a height adjustment unit. A saddle coupling post is coupled at a lower end thereof to an upper end of the frame coupling block and is coupled at an upper end thereof to the saddle, with a through hole formed in the upper portion of the saddle coupling post. An angle fixing unit includes a pair of fan-shaped plates attached to left and right sides of the frame coupling block, and a pair of rectangular plates coupling front and rear edges of the fan-shaped plates to each other. An angle adjusting unit is coupled to the saddle coupling post, and is detachable from holes in the angle fixing unit to control the rotation of the saddle coupling post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chun-Choo Kim
  • Patent number: 9184489
    Abstract: An antenna fixing structure includes an antenna box and a fixing frame. The antenna box includes a casing with a first circumference defined by a first center and a first radius, and the casing has equidistant first connecting portions disposed along the first circumference. The fixing frame includes a carrying board with a second circumference defined by a second center and a second radius, and the carrying board has equidistant second connecting portions disposed along the second circumference, so that the first connecting portions and the second connecting portions can be rotably installed with respect to the first and second centers and coupled to each other. Therefore, the antenna box can be rotated to a predetermined position and then fixed to the fixing frame, and the antenna fixing structure has the effect of adjusting the direction, position or angle of an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: GRAND-TEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 9073416
    Abstract: A bail arm assembly for a retractable tarp or cover system for a container, comprises a lower arm configured to be pivotably mounted relative to the container, an upper arm configured to support the tarp or cover, and an adjustable coupling connecting the lower arm to the upper arm. The adjustable coupling includes a pair of opposing engagement faces configured to permit selective adjustment of the angular relationship between the lower and upper arms at discrete angular intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Aero Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Vogel, Ryan Reeder
  • Publication number: 20150129740
    Abstract: The cane clamp is a device for securely clamping a walking cane to a table, chair or any conventional, sturdy surface that is up to five inches thick. The cane clamp consists of a body configured to securely hold a tubular device such as a walking cane, a bracket which provides two planar contacts to a projecting surface, and a constant force spring which provides a third planar contact to a projecting surface. The end of the constant force spring is attached between the body and the bracket, and may be opened easily by a user, preferably with a single finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jim Widess
  • Patent number: 9010715
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a mast having an elongated arm movable between a deployed position and a service position. The elongated arm is attached by a rotatable hub. A receiver is spaced from the hub and configured to selectively prevent rotation of the mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: V.I.T. Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George Truett Lowe, David Jesse Gove
  • Publication number: 20150076313
    Abstract: An umbrella base is provided that includes a first support, a second support and a control device, which can include a foot pedal. The second support is rotatably coupled with the first support. The foot pedal is coupled with the first support, e.g., at a pivot. The foot pedal has at least one lateral member. The lateral member projects downward from an arm. The lateral member is located on the same side of the second support as the foot pedal. Movement of the foot pedal downward causes lateral members to disengage from the second support permitting the second support to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Oliver Joen-an Ma
  • Patent number: 8979055
    Abstract: A tripod head includes a shell, an adjusting member, a supporting member, and a locking member. The shell defines a receiving space and an adjusting opening communicating with the receiving space. The adjusting member includes a spherical adjusting portion and a connecting portion connected to the adjusting portion. The adjusting portion is received in the receiving space, and the connecting portion passes out of the shell through the adjusting opening. The adjusting portion adjusts a position and angle of the connecting portion relative to the shell by rotating in the receiving space. The supporting member supports the adjusting portion in the receiving space. The locking member locks the adjusting portion between the supporting member and the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Hao Chu
  • Publication number: 20150069204
    Abstract: Methods and devices for securing an antenna or similar device to a structure to inhibit undesirable movement when stowed or folded for travel. A truss having a mount and a plug can be used to secure an antenna to a structure, in particular a rod holder of a boat. A truss can be used to secure the antenna and prevent undesirable contact with other structures. Particular embodiments can be configured to accommodate antennas that, when stowed, are not located near a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: ERIC DANIELS, GWENDOLYN L. DANIELS
  • Patent number: 8941554
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an anti-backlash component. In one embodiment, the anti-backlash component includes a housing, the housing comprising a first threaded opening and a second opening, a bolt coupled to the housing through the first threaded opening and the second opening, the bolt comprising a spherical end, a nut coupled to the bolt and an exterior side of the second opening of the housing and a socket coupled to the spherical end of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pro Band International, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Christie
  • Publication number: 20150000716
    Abstract: An umbrella mount, and optional adaptor, a receiver for an umbrella pole and at least two pressure points that at least one strap and fastener can urge against a base support to securely position the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: David L. LeAnna
  • Patent number: 8893417
    Abstract: A panel fastening assembly comprising a frame member securable to a beam, an advertising track, a rod mating the frame member and the track, and a carrier for retaining an advertising panel therein. The carrier is secured to the track to display the advertising panel. A method of displaying an advertising panel comprising the steps of engaging an advertising panel with a carrier, attaching a frame member to a beam, attaching a rod to the frame, coupling an advertising track to the carrier, and securing the advertising track to the rod. The frame member comprises a cylindrical base which is securable to the beam. The rod extends through an aperture in the base and into the track. Upward movement of the rod locks the track and carrier together and tensions the panel. Downward movement of the rod releases the carrier from the track and the tension in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: !maginethis Renovations, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Erik M. Baker
  • Patent number: 8745907
    Abstract: A panel fastening assembly comprising a frame member securable to a beam, an advertising track, a rod mating the frame member and the advertising track, a carrier for retaining an advertising panel therein, and wherein the carrier is secured to the advertising track to display the advertising panel. A method of displaying an advertising panel comprising the steps of engaging an advertising panel with a carrier, attaching a frame member to a beam, attaching a rod to the frame, coupling an advertising track to the carrier, and securing the advertising track to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: !maginethis Renovations, LLC
    Inventors: Eric S. Boltz, Scott A. Miller, Erik M. Baker
  • Publication number: 20140103184
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting a tilt angle of a vertically positioned antenna on a pole comprising a top mounting assembly formed by a first link and a second link that has a top edge and a bottom edge each, the top edges of both links are pivotally connected together by a first hinge such that the second link is rotatable about the first hinge in relative to the first link to adjust an angle between the links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Telekom Malaysia Berhad
    Inventors: Azhari Bin Asrokin, Rizal Helmy Bin Basri, Anas Bin Abas, Norman Bin Jamlus
  • Publication number: 20130341482
    Abstract: A method for conducting maintenance on a chromatography column (1; 51), said column comprising a column tube (32), a top end cell (20) and a bottom end cell (26), where during chromatography said column tube (32) is secured between said top end cell (20) and said bottom end cell (26). Said method comprises the step of rotating at least the top end cell (20) 180 degrees around a horizontal axis before maintenance is conducted to the top end cell (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: PER USELIUS, KYRIL DAMBULEFF, JOHN DAVIS
  • Patent number: 8595973
    Abstract: A fishing pole mount that includes a support tube that has an adjustable support brace attached to it. The fishing pole mount also has an upper clamp that is not adjustable. The support tube of the fishing pole mount can be fixedly attached to a camp chair or other fixed object while a handle of a fishing pole can be inserted into the support tube. The fishing pole mount can be used either for storage of a fishing pole or a resting point while the fishing rod is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Arthur S. Kunz
  • Patent number: 8561958
    Abstract: A base assembly removably and adjustably receives a tool and includes a base and a wall extending outwardly from the base. First and second openings are disposed in the wall. First and second cutouts are disposed in the wall to receive the tool. A pivot pin is removably received by the first and second openings. The tool is removably disposed on the pivot pin. A locking ring is disposed on the pivot pin. The locking ring is in a locked position to prevent movement of the pivot pin and in an unlocked position to allow movement of the pivot pin, thereby allowing the tool to be easily moved between positions and securely locked in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Chiasson, Henry Maxwell, Thomas R. Faucher, John Lefavour, Richard Robicheau
  • Publication number: 20130248677
    Abstract: An umbrella stand includes a housing and an operation mechanism mounted on the housing. The operation mechanism includes a support frame mounted in the housing and having two receiving slots, two mounting plates each pivotally mounted on the support frame, two pivot shafts each mounted in the support frame and each extended through a respective one of the mounting plates, two castors each rotatably mounted on a respective one of the mounting plates, two mounting tubes secured on the support frame, a driven rod rotatably mounted in the mounting tubes, two pressing plates secured on the driven rod and each pressing a respective one of the mounting plates, and a control handle connected with the driven rod to rotate the driven rod. Thus, the housing is movable freely on the ground by operation of the operation mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jin-Sheng Lai
  • Patent number: 8480050
    Abstract: A base assembly removably and adjustably receives a tool and includes a base and a wall extending outwardly from the base. First and second openings are disposed in the wall. First and second cutouts are disposed in the wall to receive the tool. A pivot pin is removably received by the first and second openings. The tool is removably disposed on the pivot pin. A locking ring is disposed on the pivot pin. The locking ring is in a locked position to prevent movement of the pivot pin and in an unlocked position to allow movement of the pivot pin, thereby allowing the tool to be easily moved between positions and securely locked in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Chiasson, Henry Maxwell, Thomas R. Faucher, John Lefavour, Richard Robicheau
  • Patent number: 8468736
    Abstract: A twist grip drive handle outrigger device for use on a fishing vessel having a first tubular member for holding of an outrigger pole, which is rotatably journaled to a second tubular member that is mounted to a fixed structure. The second tubular member houses a twist grip drive handle assembly that allows manual rotation of the outrigger pole. The driver assembly constructed and arranged to provide an unlocked condition by the twisting of the handle thereby allowing adjustment of the outrigger pole upon rotation of the first tubular member. The rotation of the first tubular member allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to a trolling position and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Rupp Marine, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Blondek, Ronald Karpanty, Scott Rupp
  • Patent number: 8453372
    Abstract: An apparatus that holds a fishing pole in an unattended manner and utilizes a clamp that attaches to the fishing pole comprising a pair of appendages pivotally connected to a yoke in a balanced manner. Such positioning allows the pole to float or bob and enables a vertical removal from the yoke upon catching a fish. This articulating action is more likely to attract fish due to the movement of the lure. The yoke can be connected to a common tripod that sits on a bank or other solid ground near a fishing location or may alternately be fixed to various other structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Greg D. Moe
  • Patent number: 8439055
    Abstract: An umbrella assembly for providing cover to a user pushing a stroller or similar device includes a clamp mechanism structured to be coupled to a portion of the stroller and an umbrella portion selectively coupled to the clamp mechanism. The umbrella portion is selectively rotatable relative to the clamp mechanism among a plurality of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventors: Melissa April, Caryn Abramowitz
  • Publication number: 20120241703
    Abstract: A bracket system for connecting a structural member to an upright member includes a bracket having an attachment portion configured to be operatively attached to a vertical or side surface of the structural member and a cup portion integral with the attachment portion. The cup portion includes a base portion and an interior perimeter surface configured to receive the upright member in an installed position such that the exterior perimeter surface of the upright member is proximate to the interior perimeter surface of the cup portion and the upright member is supported in an orientation which is substantially perpendicular and parallel to the structural member. The bracket may include an adjustable member received through a bracket opening and adjustable to retain the upright member in or allow removal of the upright member from the bracket. The upright member may include a reinforcing face plate interfacing with the adjustable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: John E. Regan
  • Publication number: 20120193502
    Abstract: A variable angle panel mounting system can include at least one variable-angle panel mounting member, which in turn includes an elongate support member and an angularly-adjustable mounting plate adapted to secure an end of the elongate support member to a plurality of mounting surface angles. In some embodiments, the variable angle panel mounting system may also include a pressure-fit mounting system. These components can provide the ability to angularly and vertically adjust the variable-angle panel mounting member between opposing support surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: 3FORM, INC.
    Inventors: William Gatti, Michael Damen, Venugopal R. Ghatikar, Guillaume Martin
  • Patent number: 8186095
    Abstract: An adjustable outrigger for use on a marine vessel for supporting and selectively positioning a fishing outrigger pole includes a rotatable driving device which is coupled to a ball screw mechanism a rotatable member of which is coupled to a piston and to a track pitched in a direction along an axis to concurrently rotate the outrigger pole about the axis and angulate the outrigger pole in a plane perpendicular to that axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Tigress Specialty Metals Products Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Wilcox, Laudelino Baez
  • 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: 8146879
    Abstract: An umbrella holder includes a hollow tube for placing an umbrella handle. A fixing mechanism assembled is on the hollow tube and has a rotary button with a threaded rod screwed with a fixing block in the tube for tightening or releasing the umbrella handle, with a stop plate positioning the threaded rod of the rotary button. A first angle-adjusting mechanism is positioned under the hollow tube and has an immovable geared disk and a movable geared disk mounted on a rotary base and has an eccentric actuating member to engage or disengage the immovable and the movable geared disks. The holder also has a second angle-adjusting mechanism assembled under the first angle-adjusting mechanism and having an immovable geared disk with a fixed shaft and a movable geared disk disposed on a base having an eccentric actuating member for engaging or disengaging the immovable and the movable geared disks of the second angle-adjusting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 8141839
    Abstract: A pole mounting device has a rod with a ball at one end and a clamp at the opposite end, and a holder tube with a ball socket that forms a ball joint with the ball on the end of the rod. The holder tube rotates relative to the rod about two transverse axes. A pole is held in one end of the tube and a set screw in the other end adjusts rotational resistance of the ball joint. The mounting device can mount flag poles, and with an adapter, mobile electronic devices or other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Michael R. Buchner
  • Patent number: 8123190
    Abstract: An adjustable mount for an umbrella may include one or more adjustments to allow the umbrella to be secured at different positions both horizontally and vertically. The mount may include a beam that fits into a standard receiver hitch on a vehicle. The mount may be used without the beam to secure an umbrella to a horizontal or vertical surface. The mount may be used to hold other objects besides an umbrella, such as a flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kost
  • Publication number: 20110260029
    Abstract: An adjustable mount for an umbrella may include one or more adjustments to allow the umbrella to be secured at different positions both horizontally and vertically. The mount may include a beam that fits into a standard receiver hitch on a vehicle. The mount may be used without the beam to secure an umbrella to a horizontal or vertical surface. The mount may be used to hold other objects besides an umbrella, such as a flag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kost
  • Patent number: 8024886
    Abstract: The invention is an adjustable rod holder comprising a tubular holster mounted to an arm and a base, wherein the arm is secured to the base by a rotating joint that is secured in a first angular position by a locking member that moves radially with respect to an axle of the rotating joint. The rotating joint can be releasably secured at a plurality of indexed angular positions by the locking member fitting within a plurality of recesses spaced radially about an axle of the rotating joint. Preferably, the arm of the rod holder has a sufficient length to allow the rod holder to store the rod in a vertical position without interference from the gunnel or other mounting surface. In one embodiment, the rod holder has a pivoting stabilizer that engages the reel of a rod placed in the holder to secure and stabilize the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Sutherland, Blake Richards, Dennis Dekruyf
  • Patent number: 8015759
    Abstract: A structural support for supporting equipment on a rooftop, which is connected to a frame and to equipment to be supported, comprises a mechanism connecting a base cap and a base connector of the structural support. One of the base cap and the base connector includes at least one plate and the other of the base cap and the base connector includes a pair of plates that receives the at least one plate allowing for pivoting adjustments of the base connector about the base cap when the at least one plate is received within an opening between the pair of plates to achieve desired positioning of the base connector. In one example, a pair of base cap plates is received by a pair of inwardly biased base connector plates. Once a desired position is achieved, a fastening assembly secures the position of the base connector. The structural mounting may also include, for example, a base support, a base flashing, and a rubber base gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Roofscreen Mfg.
    Inventor: Ryan W. Bruce
  • Publication number: 20110012007
    Abstract: A pool net mounting device is disclosed. The mounting device includes a pool net holding portion having a hollow cylindrical tube adapted to receive and secure a pool net in a plurality of angular orientations. The pool net mounting device also includes a mounting portion adapted to be removably attached to a cylindrical object such as a pool ladder rail. The net holding portion and the mounting portion are removably attached to each other in a variety of angular positions so that a wide range of configurations is achieved for orienting a pool debris net at a desired angular orientation and height. The net holding portion includes a number of apertures and slots therein for receiving a spring loaded pin, a common feature of pool nets. Alternative pool net attachment features are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Charles E. Brewer
  • Publication number: 20110006968
    Abstract: An antenna mounting apparatus and system is provided for quick and easy installation and removal of antennas that can be utilized with mounting devices and systems. The present apparatus and system allows for a one time routing of transmission medium from the antenna mount, by attaching to a rotatable female connector within the base of the mount, thereby allowing the cable to move freely. This prevents loss of connection as the connector is threaded into the male portion of the upper mount assembly. The barrel assembly may contain a male pin connector threaded within the chamber of the barrel connected to the antenna. The female barrel assembly may then thread onto the male lower assembly where the male and female connectors will adjoin, thus creating a solid connection point with the set screw which will serve to eliminate a loss of conductive connection and reduce theft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin Allen Morrow
  • Publication number: 20100243009
    Abstract: A umbrella includes an upright post, a swing mechanism pivotally mounted on the upright post, a frame mounted on the swing mechanism to pivot in concert with the swing mechanism relative to the upright post, and a driving mechanism mounted on the upright post and connected with the swing mechanism to drive the swing mechanism to pivot relative to the upright post. Thus, the frame is rolled relative to the upright post to tilt leftward or rightward to adjust the inclined angle of the skeleton of the frame so as to provide a better shading effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Jin-Sheng Lai
  • Patent number: 7798087
    Abstract: A mounting of a ski line bracket includes the attachment of a ski line bracket (1) of the type whereby the ski line can roll along a circular tube by means of a pulley, wherein attachment of the bracket uses an attachment device of the outboard engine to the transom of the boat. The attachment allows that the operating position of the bracket to be set and fixed while the bracket can be lifted with some friction. Mounting elements have flanges (4) with holes that correspond to those of the outboard engine attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Leeuwenburgh
  • Patent number: 7739827
    Abstract: A holder for a rod and reel combination as may be used for ice fishing is disclosed. The holder has an elongated arm pivotally supported on a wall, pail or fixture mounting bracket for adjustable movement in a horizontal plane; and a tubular sleeve is pivotally attached to the arm for removably receiving and holding a rod and its reel in such an orientation that the rod points downwardly for selective positioning over an ice fishing hole. An alarm finger movable between a restrained or cocked position and a tripped position for actuating an audible alarm is attached to the arm. A fishing line engagement member is operatively associated with the alarm finger in such a way that when a fish strikes and pulls the line, the alarm finger is released from its cocked position and moves to its tripped position to actuate the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Cyril N. Keller
  • 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: 7669361
    Abstract: An adjustable outrigger moves a trolling pole on a fishing vessel to an elevated, outboard position for trolling and inboard to a lowered position when not in use. The outrigger of a preferred embodiment is operated using an operating handle. Rotating the operating handle in one direction rotates a pole held by the outrigger from an inboard position to the outboard, deployed position. Simultaneously with the rotation in the horizontal plane, the pole is elevated in the vertical plane from a near horizontal position to a suitable trolling angle. The operating handle turns a shaft that communicates the rotation of the handle to an internal drive mechanism, which is housed in a drive mechanism housing. The rotational motion is converted to a linear, vertical action using a ball gear mechanism. A track provided by a bayonet coupler converts the linear vertical motion into a combined vertical and rotational motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Tigress Specialty Metal Products Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Laudelino Baez
  • Publication number: 20100044545
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to mechanics, and more specifically, to systems and methods for providing an improved Christmas tree stand. In one embodiment, the invention includes a Christmas tree stand including a base, the base defining a quarter-circle shape configured for placement in a ninety-degree room corner; and one or more radial extension members, the one or more radial extension members extending from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Brian Hackney