Bracket Patents (Class 248/534)
  • Patent number: 10353272
    Abstract: A support pin is engaged with a collar, as affixed to a mount, by an engaging mechanism between the support pin and the collar, which engaging mechanism provides interchangeability, index-ability and positive locking between the support pin and the collar. Motion picture lighting and rigging equipment is secured to the support pin. The engaging mechanism includes a V-shaped or other configured reception on or in the collar with a cross-pin or similarly other configured portion on the support pin (e.g., non-circular cross-sectional configurations such as a hexagon). A linchpin is placed though mating openings in the collar and support pin to lock the two together when the mating openings are aligned. Two or more crossing V-shaped receptions or non-circular cross-sectional configurations provide a variety of angular orientations of the support pin, especially for bent support pins, with respect to the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jay W. Yowler, Richard Mall
  • Patent number: 10234236
    Abstract: A concealed cargo carry system is used to holster, conceal, and surface mount a firearm. The system includes a first L-shaped bracket and a second L-shaped bracket which are slidably engaged with each other through a bracket adjustment mechanism. This allows the first L-shaped bracket and the second L-shaped bracket to be adjusted to fit firearms and clothing applications of varying types. The first L-shaped bracket and the second L-shaped bracket frame the firearm, concealing the shape of the firearm when carried in a bag or clothing. The system also includes a barrel support which is mounted onto the base member of the first L-shaped bracket. The barrel support is used to securely mount the firearm onto the system. The system also includes a receiver unit which engages with the first L-shaped bracket and the second L-shaped bracket to attach additional mounting components to the system for expanded carry applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Edward Albert Patterson
  • Patent number: 10012251
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for securing a camera or other device to a hollow pole includes an L-shaped member, attached to the device, with a vertical surface that engages the outer surface of the pole and a horizontal surface that rests on the top surface of the pole while a downwardly-projecting member slides into the top of the pole allowing the device to hang stably on the pole during alignment. A bolt passes axially through the downwardly projecting member and engages a gripping member. The downwardly-projecting member and gripping member have mating surfaces inclined relative to the axis of the bolt, so that when the bolt is tightened, the gripping member slides laterally to engage against the inner surface of the pole. A cover plate engages the outer surface of the opposite side of the pole and is secured to the L-shaped to fully secure the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Gridsmart Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Tourville, William A. Malkes, Benjamin D. Nibali, Kristopher C. Hall, Jerome W. Tester
  • Publication number: 20150144760
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a clamp used for adherence and securement to a desired object. The clamp has an upper half and a lower half held together by hinges. Opposite the hinges there is a locking mechanism which can be loosened or tightened as necessary. The clamp further has a shaped support designed to support a number of objects including solar lights, flags, poles, signs, rods, and the like. The clamp is designed to fit on existing colonial style and chain link fence structures, however, the clamp can be sized appropriately for the specific need.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Paradiso
  • 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: 9010703
    Abstract: A kit for mounting one or more appliances on a pole, the kit comprising a central ring for being mounted around a pole and having a through-hole, a fitting surface and a support surface, and a carrier having a base part and at least one support arm extending from said base part for supporting one or more appliances, wherein said base part is adapted to be fitted on said support surface and has a through-hole adapted for being fitted around said fitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Acronimus Technology, S.L.
    Inventors: Jose Tresserras Picas, Javier ViƱas Garcia De Falces, Antonio Fargas Angrill
  • Patent number: 8998156
    Abstract: A bracket for attaching a post to one or more fascia boards is provided. In one embodiment, the bracket comprises a flat top surface with openings sized to receive fasteners for attachment to the post. A back surface comprises openings sized to receive fasteners for attachment to the fascia boards. Two flanges extend substantially perpendicularly to both the top surface and the back surface. A cover is releasably attachable to the flanges. In another embodiment, the bracket comprises a top surface, a plurality of walls extending down from the top surface, and a plurality of angled faces extending from an edge of the walls. The top surface, the walls, and the angled faces form a semi-enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Peak Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Walker, Hou Jun (Frank) Fan
  • Patent number: 8979043
    Abstract: This application discloses a bracket device used for mounting outdoor solar lighting on various types of surfaces, including but not limited to block walls, chain link fences, wooden fences and flat walls or for holding outdoor solar lighting devices as stand-alone fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Florman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150041614
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus (102) comprises a plurality of flexible interconnected spacer segments (104) for receiving the antenna (106), the plurality of flexible interconnected spacer segments provide a continuous offset (114) between the antenna and another surface. Each of the plurality of flexible interconnected spacer segments (104) comprises a unitarily molded flexible link, each link having a triangular cross sectional geometry (350) having an opening (108) on top (302) for receiving the antenna, and the top leading to a wider base for mounting to a surface. The links are separable (312) providing for a customizable length and form factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: CHI T. TRAN, PARAMESWARAN A. SIVALINGAM, BOON AIK EEO, KENNEY KOAY, DAVID H. MCCLINTOCK
  • Patent number: 8950723
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for securing a vertically disposed elongated cylindrical support member to a vertically disposed post or the like. The bracket assembly includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The upper bracket includes upper and lower plate members having uniquely designed openings formed therein. The lower bracket includes upper and lower plate members with the upper plate member of the lower bracket having a uniquely shaped opening formed therein. A clamping means is also provided on the lower plate member of the upper bracket and on the upper plate member of the lower bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: 5/4 Deckor, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fogelstrom, Leonard J. Hallowell
  • Publication number: 20140352609
    Abstract: A rod-bed assembly has a holder (30) and an insert (20) removably and insertably supported in a groove (31) of the holder (30), the rod-bed assembly being for a rod (10) rotatably supported in a recess (21) on a front side of the insert (20). Longitudinal bending of the holder (30) in a cross-direction is under 0.5%, advantageously under 0.35%, of the longitudinal distance between two profiling loading points of the holder (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: VALMET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ari-Pekka Kautto, Timo Lintula
  • Patent number: 8870163
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: John E. Regan
  • Patent number: 8864096
    Abstract: An anchoring device for supporting a post from a support surface. The anchoring device comprises a base, at least one stanchion extending from the base, and a plate attached to the stanchion opposite the base. A plurality of side supports is included with each side support attached to and extending from the base. The side supports are also attached to the plate and extend past the plate. First and second guides are included with each guide attached to the plate and each side support. Each guide extends away from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fox Hardwood Lumber Company, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Tommy Fox
  • Patent number: 8844893
    Abstract: The invention is a unit for fixing an antenna, comprising: a base element suited to support the antenna, provided with a contact surface suited to rest against a plate-like supporting body; a fixing element comprising a main body suited to be connected to the base element through joining means that define a connection direction, and a projecting body mainly developed according to the connection direction and associated with the main body through a deformable connection section. The projecting body has a reference surface facing a corresponding thrust surface of the main body and spaced from it, the connection section being configured so that its deformation makes it possible to move near each other and bring into contact the reference surface and the thrust surface when the fixing element is connected to the base element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Calearo Antenne S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gioele Spagnolo, Torsten Karcher, Natalino Salin, Daniel Zamberlan, Massimo Calearo Ciman, Vito Rotondi
  • Patent number: 8814127
    Abstract: A fixing device of an antenna device includes a base member, a fixing member, a bolt and a guide which guides the base member to a fixing opening. The fixing device takes a main fixed state in which the mounting surface is clamped between the fixing member and the base member after inserting the fixing member into the fixing opening and rotating the fixing member at a predetermined angle, and an initial fixed state in which the fixing device is fixed before the fixing member is rotated at the predetermined angle. The guide is arranged at a position to surround the fixing member in the initial fixed state, and includes guide portions which have greater height than that of a lower end of the fixing member in the initial fixed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyuichi Sato
  • Patent number: 8800197
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a fishing rod holder having a generally annular mounting bezel which generally surrounds the mouth of a tube for receiving the butt of a fishing rod. The underside of the mounting bezel includes at least one blind hole or projecting mounting stud for receiving a fastener for mounting the rod holder without penetrating the exposed surface of the mounting bezel, providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance. A rod engaging member or pin engages grooves in the butt of a rod, allowing it to swivel. The amount of resistance of the rod engaging member or pin to swivel motion can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Tigress Trading Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Roger S. Wilcox, Scott A. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 8800196
    Abstract: An improved portable, fishing rod holder, for holding the handle of a fishing rod while it is in use and that is capable of being detachably secured to an assortment of environmental support structures, includes: (a) a container whose first end has an opening that is adapted to removably receive a fishing rod handle and whose second end has a threaded hole, (b) a threaded rod having proximal and distal ends, and a thread configuration adapted to allow this rod's proximal end to be detachably threaded into the threaded hole of the container's second end, and (c) a plurality of two-part (i.e., active and passive) clamps, each of which is capable of detachably securing this container to one of an assortment of possibly available environmental support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob B. Baumann
  • Patent number: 8770527
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for installing a post mount. In one embodiment, a support block for use in securing a post mount includes a body having a first end and a second end and an adjustment mechanism formed integrally with the first end of the body, by which a vertical orientation of a post mount incorporating the support block can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Vinylast, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Leary, Benjamin Yin
  • Publication number: 20140166601
    Abstract: A cantilever carousel system for efficiently storing multiple print cylinders while providing a common access point for loading and unloading the print cylinders. The cantilever carousel system generally includes an external frame structure defining an internal cavity and a shell connected to the external frame structure to surround the cavity, wherein the shell includes at least one access opening extending therethrough. An internal frame structure is positioned within the cavity and a vertically oriented carousel is supported by the internal frame structure. A drive assembly is mechanically connected to the carousel, wherein the drive assembly circulates the carousel and a plurality of cantilever mandrels are supported by the carousel and circulate with the carousel. A plurality of print cylinders are removably received by the plurality of cantilever mandrels through the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Vidir Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Peters, Phillip G. Forster, Stanley K. Plett
  • Patent number: 8702054
    Abstract: Fastening element (1) for fastening cleaning implements (2) to a cleaning cart (3) with unequal height/width ratios of non-rotationally symmetric supporting tubes (4) comprising a holding section (5) for fastening the fastening element (1) and also at least one first and one second receptacle element (6, 7), wherein these receptacle elements are constructed so that cleaning implements (2) can be attached in at least two different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Falk Lindner, Jens Deerberg
  • Publication number: 20140054437
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mast bracket for limiting the whipping or reciprocating movement of a mast-like device comprising: a mast bracket base; a mast bracket arm connected to the mast bracket base; a mast bracket restraint tab connected to the mast bracket arm; a mast bracket restraint slot disposed in the mast bracket restraint tab; and a bracket base slot disposed in the mast bracket base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael V. Kalavitz
  • Patent number: 8632037
    Abstract: A hose holder is provided for securing a hose in a desired position to direct fluid from the hose into a desired location such as a container. The holder may include a mounting bracket configured for coupling to a support structure or may be integral to a container. A guide member is coupled to the mounting bracket or container. A pair of spaced skewed rings is coupled to the guide member. The rings are configured for receiving a hose therethrough whereby the rings hold the hose in a static position relative to the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Koreann H. Rael
  • Patent number: 8622364
    Abstract: A post support device that enables a rotted base portion of a wooden support post to be removed in situ and the remaining end of the support post to be secured for regained structural integrity, the device having a base adapted to being attached to the surface, elevation support means in cooperation with the base for supporting the post above the base, at least two cover plates, each adapted to covering a portion of the exterior of the post, and each including an elongate flange facing inward towards the post and generally transverse to the longitudinal axis of the post, said flange portion including a leading cutting edge to enable the flange portion to bite into the surface material of the post upon the application of force to the flange to provide a mechanical seal between the flange and the post, first and second fastening means for securing each cover plate to the post and the base and the elevation support means to the post or the filler block if one is used, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Bergman
  • Publication number: 20130320180
    Abstract: A modular bracket assembly includes a first mounting part to be mounted to a surface, this part having a sleeve for fixably receiving a second inserting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: INVENTION HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    Inventor: Peter Castellanos
  • Publication number: 20130305965
    Abstract: Various aspects provide for disposing an umbrella over a table. In some cases, an umbrella may be coupled to a table. An umbrella may be disposed at a location other than a center of the table, which may provide for improved shelter from weather arriving at an angle (e.g., wind-driven rain, angled sunlight, and the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Charles E. Ramberg
  • Patent number: 8567743
    Abstract: A system for attaching a columnar building member to a structural support member, uses one or more connecting brackets comprising a flat base plate having an inner perimeter and an outer perimeter, with a plurality of apertures disposed along the base plate. A socket extends from the inner perimeter of the base plate, with the perimeter of the socket conforming to the inner perimeter of the base plate, and with a plurality of apertures disposed along the socket. The columnar building member is attached to the connecting bracket via a plurality of fastening means through the apertures disposed along the socket. The columnar building member and connecting bracket are attached to the structural support member(s) via a plurality of fastening means through the apertures disposed along the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph Phillip Ehrhardt, Miguel Gonzales
  • Patent number: 8561960
    Abstract: A canopy mounting apparatus for use with a lawn tractor includes a housing having a bottom wall and side walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall to define an interior area and an open top. The upstanding walls include opposed front and rear walls with opposed side walls connecting the front and rear walls. The housing rear wall is coupled to the lawn tractor rear framework. A support arm includes a first end pivotally coupled to the housing front wall and a second end releasably coupled to the housing front wall such that the support arm is movable between a stowed configuration when the support arm is coupled to the housing front wall and an extended configuration when the support arm is extended away from the housing front wall. A canopy holding member is coupled to the support arm and includes a configuration complementary to a canopy shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Garland Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20130221182
    Abstract: An antenna mount is provided with a pivot base and a pivot saddle rotatably coupled to the pivot base by a pivot connection and at least one pivot arm connection. The pivot connection is provided with dual opposing conical countersunk head pivot connection bolts seated within conical countersunk pivot connection bolt holes of the pivot saddle, the conical countersunk head pivot connection bolts extending through the conical countersunk pivot connection bolt holes of the pivot saddle to couple with the pivot base about a pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: ANDREW LLC
    Inventors: Ian Thomas Renilson, Matthew R. Lewry, James Michael Jefferson
  • Patent number: 8511634
    Abstract: An antenna holder to be mounted on a car body part of a motor vehicle having an opening, in particular a motor vehicle roof, having an antenna base and an anchoring device projecting beyond the antenna base, whose outer cross section is smaller than the opening cross section of the opening. The preassembled anchoring device includes an anchoring claw having a plurality of spreadable arms, a spreading element for spreading apart the arms and an actuating member for the approach of the spreading element to the antenna base while the spreading apart of the arms takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Blaupunkt Antenna System GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Henry Lerchner
  • Publication number: 20130176182
    Abstract: An apparatus for fastening an antenna to several vehicles which have restrictive placement locations is disclosed. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a mounting bracket and a shelf bracket; where the mounting bracket is adapted to be securely attached to several vehicles. An antenna mounts on the shelf bracket and the shelf bracket is adapted to be oriented to a preferred antenna position and to be securely attached to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Adam Stolz, Dean Jones, Ralph Ausbrooks, John Morgan, Kevin Broe, Matthew Juhl, Garric Henry, Robert Huggins, Michael Schumm
  • Patent number: 8458966
    Abstract: A bracket for a post comprises a body adapted for being located at the post and at least one projection extending out from the body. The projection is adapted for retaining thereat at least one of a ground securing pin and an end of a tensioning rod. A post securement system comprises the bracket and at least one of the ground securing pin and tensioning rod. A method employing the bracket locates the post in ground, locates the bracket along the post and positions at least one of the ground securing pin and tensioning rod to be retained at the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventor: Lawrence O'Toole
  • Patent number: 8453373
    Abstract: A mount for being positioned on a rail and for receiving a fishing rod holder is provided. The mount includes a retaining member having a pair of spaced-apart walls that are interconnected on respective first ends by a connecting wall, the pair of spaced-apart walls defining a gap therebetween and a compression block selectively receivable within the gap of the retaining member and having a width that approximates a width of the rail. A fastener engages the compression block and extends from about respective second ends of each wall of the pair of spaced-apart walls and is configured such that tightening of the fastener deforms at least one wall of the pair of spaced-apart walls into engagement with the compression block, thereby providing an interference fit between the pair of spaced-apart walls of the retaining member and the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry Gordon
  • Publication number: 20130104373
    Abstract: A hanger tool that includes an elongated body with an upper portion and a lower portion, a first opening formed in the upper portion of the elongated body, an attachment body connected to the lower portion of the elongated body, a second opening formed in the attachment body, a teeth protruding into the opening. The elongated body and the second opening are oriented at approximately 90 degrees relative to each other. The second opening is sized to frictionally engage an implement in order to securely hold the implement in place, and to lock the hanger tool in place between the head and pole portions of the implement when these portions are connected together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HOPKINS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
    Inventor: HOPKINS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130082158
    Abstract: A fixing device of an antenna device includes a base member, a fixing member, a bolt and a guide which guides the base member to a fixing opening. The fixing device takes a main fixed state in which the mounting surface is clamped between the fixing member and the base member after inserting the fixing member into the fixing opening and rotating the fixing member at a predetermined angle, and an initial fixed state in which the fixing device is fixed before the fixing member is rotated at the predetermined angle. The guide is arranged at a position to surround the fixing member in the initial fixed state, and includes guide portions which have greater height than that of a lower end of the fixing member in the initial fixed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Kyuichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20130068914
    Abstract: Many tools and other items include a shaft. A restraining device is disclosed for restraining such an item when the item is not in use. In one embodiment, the restraining device includes at least one of: (i) a thumb-receiving surface for receiving a force by a thumb to pivot an arm open; and (ii) a finger-receiving surface for receiving a force by at least one finger to pivot the arm open. The restraining device may be used in restraining a reaching device in a rural mail carrier's vehicle. An apparatus is therefore also disclosed that, in one embodiment, includes a supporting body securable to a vehicle seat. The supporting body supports a tray for holding mail. The restraining device is connected to the supporting body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Canada Post Corporation
    Inventor: Canada Post Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130048825
    Abstract: A device for anchoring a post to a supporting surface is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device comprises a base member and post mounting plate, the post mounting plate comprising a post-facing seat, the base member and post mounting plate comprising a plurality of first openings, each such first opening for accepting and accommodating a fastener for attaching the device to a post, and a plurality of second openings, each such second opening for accepting and accommodating a fastener for attaching the device to a supporting surface. Each first opening is disposed to accept a fastener, such as a screw, at an upwardly inclined angle and, further, at a laterally displaced offset angle. The device orients and positions a plurality of fasteners within the post in a configuration wherein the fasteners are disposed angularly about, and offset from, a central, vertical axis in a preferably non-intersecting arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Stalemark
  • Publication number: 20130043368
    Abstract: A bracket is formed from a front member and a back member. The front member includes a curvilinear portion flanked by first and second wing portions. The back member includes a central portion flanked by first and second end portions. The first and second wing portions of the curvilinear portion are secured by fasteners to the first and second wing portions, respectively, in a manner which forms a clamping area between the curvilinear portion and the central portion to frictionally attach the bracket to a received pipe/pole member. First and second upright members extend from the first and second wing portions, respectively. The first and second upright members support attachment of covering for boxing in of the received pipe/pole member and concealment of the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: OZ-POST, INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Ian A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20130026331
    Abstract: A plurality of projections of which leading edge is sharp is formed on an outer edge on a flat-plate shaped base plate of a mounting bracket. A washer formed with a plurality of protruding tips of which a leading edge is sharp at its upper rim is integrally formed at a substantially center portion of the base plate so as to protrude downward. A nut is rotatably mounted at a bottom portion of the washer. A frame of an antenna device has a shark-fin shape. A protruding screw protrudes from a bottom surface of an antenna base. When the nut of the mounting bracket is tightened to the protruding screw, a plurality of projection and the plurality of protruding tips sticks into a roof. This provides an antenna mounting bracket that does not wobble even if a shark-fin type vehicle antenna is mounted to a curved vehicle panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8333358
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder device includes a mounting strap having a center portion and spaced apart end portions extending outwards from the center portion. The center portion has an opening extending therethrough. A pivot extends through the opening of the mounting strap, and has a first end adjacent an underside of the mounting strap and a second end adjacent a topside of the mounting strap. A cradle is coupled to the second end of the pivot and configured to receive a fishing rod. The cradle is rotatable with respect to the mounting strap for positioning the fishing rod in a desired direction. A safety strap is coupled to the cradle for securing the fishing rod within the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Jim Carnes
  • Patent number: 8327575
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder device for temporarily securing to a dock. The device features a mounting base, a pole holding tube extending upwardly at an angle from the mounting base, a channel aperture disposed in the mounting base; and a locking means for securing the mounting base to a dock in a tool-free and hardware-free manner. The locking means features a locking means base dispose don the mounting base, a sliding tube telescopically received in the locking means base, a shaft extending through both the sliding tube and locking means base, a first T-bar disposed on the shaft above the sliding tube and a second T-bar disposed on the shaft below the mounting base. The second T-bar can be moved upwardly toward the mounting base to compress planks of a dock to secure the device to the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Tadeusz Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20120305738
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for holding one or more pole-like objects, in particular, billiard cues, is provided. The apparatus prevents the pole-like objects from accidently falling out, if they are unintentionally bumped. The apparatus can be mounted on a piece of furniture, e.g. a tabletop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Brandon Gramse
  • Patent number: 8317151
    Abstract: A bracket is provided for mounting an antenna onto a well disposed on a gun turret. The antenna (for receiving GPS signals) has an exposed dome and a connector extending underneath the dome. The bracket includes a substantially cylindrical housing that contains an internal chamber. The housing has proximal and distal ends along a longitudinal axis. The distal end has a first surface for attaching to the well. A flange disposed at the proximal end provides a surface onto which the antenna mounts. The connector can be inserted into the chamber. A male-threaded boss extends from the distal end to insert into a female-threaded well disposed on the turret.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Michael O. Koehler
  • Publication number: 20120286131
    Abstract: A suspension system for the attachment of a multiple bladed fan, connected beneath the roof of a canopy-styled tent or other overhead structure. The system's bracket is comprised of multiple arms that universally grip the frame of the said canopy-styled tent or overhead structure. Suspension is not limited to a fan, but also other embodiments, each powered by a plug or battery. The bracket is manufactured in polymer or like material. The system's fan blades are comprised of foam, rubber, or other soft matter. The suspension system allows the fan or other attached embodiment's height to be manipulated by a process further shown in this application. The system further includes embodiments for lighting, heating, or the mounting of additional embodiments. The suspension system and its embodiments are portable and may be broken down into a self-contained bag or case for easy transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: FRANK STEELE ARNOLD, III
  • Patent number: 8308123
    Abstract: An umbrella mounting system comprises a base having a top surface and a bottom surface, a first side edge and a second side edge; a first base aperture disposed on the base toward the first side edge of the base and a second base aperture disposed on the base toward the second side edge of the base; a cylindrical mounting shaft having a first end with an opening and a second end, the opening of the first end of the mounting shaft functions to hold a shaft of an umbrella that is inserted into the opening, wherein the mounting shaft is attaches the top surface of the base and extends upwardly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony Accordino
  • Patent number: 8291636
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a fishing rod holder having a generally annular mounting bezel which generally surrounds the mouth of a tube for receiving the butt of a fishing rod. The underside of the mounting bezel includes at least one blind hole or projecting mounting stud for receiving a fastener for securely mounting the fishing rod holder to a panel member of a marine vessel without penetrating the exposed upper surface of the mounting bezel in order to provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Tigress Trading Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Roger S. Wilcox, Scott A. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 8286925
    Abstract: A universal post having a tapered elongated member with a proximal end and a distal end such that the proximal end is larger in size than the distal end of the elongated member for receiving one of a trash receptacle and a mail box thereon. A stabilizer is disposed orthogonal to and radially extending from the distal end of the elongated member. The stabilizer being substantially greater in length than width for placement on a ground surface so that a weighted member, received thereupon the stabilizer together with the stabilizer, supports the elongated member in a substantially vertical, stationary position with respect to the ground surface. The universal post capable of use on a flat paved surface and on a flat unpaved surface with the addition of a spike. The universal post further usable as a movable fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: William J. White, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120241586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamping device for rod-shaped profiled elements with a substantially circular cross section and with a central axis (R) of the profiled element which axis runs along a longitudinal direction (L) of the rod-shaped profiled element. The device has at least two centering clamps distanced from each other along a theoretical central axis (S), and has at least two opposing clamping cheeks that can be centrally moved between a clamping position and a release position in a moving plane arranged transversely to the theoretical central axis (S). The cheeks each have a support that jointly surround the rod-shaped profiled element in the clamped position and align the central axis (R) of the profiled elements along the theoretical central axis. The shape of the supports can be changed by an adjustable adjusting device, and the adjusting device reduces an offset of the theoretical central axis (S) from the central axis (R) of the profiled elements in the clamped position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Ulrich Rattunde
  • Publication number: 20120175488
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cord fastener, which is used in cooperation with a cord and for fixing rod-type or columnar components. The cord fastener comprises a main body part having a first surface for leaning against the rod-type or columnar components, and a part for fixing a cord formed at a first end of the main body part and used for fixing a first end of the cord. The main body part has a first aperture for receiving a cord and a slit for clamping a cord communicating with the first aperture for receiving a cord, wherein both of which penetrate through the first surface. Since the cord fastener of present invention is a single part, it is simple in structure and low in cost. Besides, the cord fastener in the present invention can be operated by a single hand, thus also being convenient and efficient for usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Yi Gang XU
  • Patent number: 8215604
    Abstract: An antenna mount is provided for securing an antenna at a conex enclosure. The mount includes a box bracket having a plurality of flanges, a base plate disposable beneath the box bracket, and a tensioner plate disposable beneath the base plate. The box bracket has a top surface with an orifice to receive the antenna. The base plate is securable to the flanges by a first plurality of fasteners. The tensioner plate is securable to the base plate by a second plurality of fasteners. The box bracket forms a sheet metal plate folded to form a box with fore, aft, lateral and top sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Craig A. Keicher