Attached By Vacuum Or Magnetic Means Patents (Class 248/537)
  • Patent number: 10429000
    Abstract: A magnetic bracket includes a base and at least two posts at opposite ends of the base. The posts bend upwards from the base such that at least two clips are operable to attach at the posts at opposite ends of the base. The posts have a notch between the base and ends of the posts to permit the clips to hook onto the posts. The magnetic bracket may be clipped into a vehicle chassis by removably inserting the clips into a slot of the vehicle chassis. A body panel such as a headliner having a magnetic fastener attached to the body panel may then be magnetically self-aligned and removably attached to the base having a magnetic portion. The magnetic fastener is operable to be removably attached to the magnetic portion. The magnetic bracket is attached to a non-magnetic part of a vehicle chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TERMAX LLC
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith
  • Patent number: 9395217
    Abstract: A vehicle location assisting device attaches to a top surface of a vehicle to assist a user in identifying the location of the vehicle. The device includes a base configured for positioning on a top surface of a vehicle. A magnet is coupled to the base. The magnet is configured to magnetically attach the base to the top surface of the vehicle. A pole has a top end and a bottom end. The bottom end of the pole is attached to the base. A panel is coupled to the pole proximate the top end of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Paul C. Gaor
  • Patent number: 8979046
    Abstract: A vacuum suction device of the present invention comprises: a cover which is rotatably mounted on the upper portion so as to couple to a flat surface by means of vacuum suction; an suction plate, which is coupled to the lower portion of the cover, for vacuum suction to the flat surface; and a height adjustment member, which is arranged between the cover and the suction plate, for moving the suction plate back and forth according to the rotation of the cover; wherein a plurality of fixing pieces are formed on the upper surface of the inside of the cover, a plurality of elastic stoppers are coupled to the inside of the height adjustment member, so as to be movable by sliding when each of the fixing pieces is in contact, and for fixing the cover by each of the fixing pieces being hooked to the end portion of the cover so as to prevent reverse rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Chul Seok Woo
  • Patent number: 8973881
    Abstract: A modular support assembly is provided for supporting a useful and/or decorative article. Each module of the assembly adheres to adjacent module(s) via a magnetic force attraction. The height of the modular assembly can be adjusted, as desired, by the addition/removal of various modules to/from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Miodrag Mihajlovic
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8950715
    Abstract: A support apparatus has a positioning disc mounted on a sucking disc. An operation disc is mounted on the positioning disc and has a receiving hole. Two bevel ribs are arc-shaped, are formed on and protrude along an inner wall of the receiving hole. The sucking disc has a column mounted through the positioning disc and the receiving hole of the operation disc. A pin is mounted through the column, with two ends of the pin protruding beyond the column and abutting against the two bevel ribs of the operation disc. By rotating the operation disc to axially move the pin upon abutting against the bevel ribs to pull the sucking disc, the sucking disc can be adhered to a tablet PC. A pivotable stand connected to the positioning disc can be rested on a desk to facilitate viewing at any angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mao-Tung Chiu, Daphne Su
  • Patent number: 8950727
    Abstract: A supporting device for a snorkel is described, comprising a fixing element for a diving mask strap. According to the invention, the fixing element is formed by a clip (1) suitable for being fixed to a tubular portion of a snorkel and by a clip (2) suitable for being fixed to a diving mask strap, the clips (1, 2) being provided with connectors (5, 11) suitable for coming into contact with each other, each connector (5, 11) featuring a magnetic property for mutual attraction of the two clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Kai Skudelny
  • Patent number: 8944392
    Abstract: A rotatable multi-cup suction device includes at least two suction cup assemblies coupled to each other through a rotatable connection assembly and each including a cup body that is in direct contact with an adhered surface of an object. The cup bodies are each provided with a cap positioned thereon to define a cavity with the cup body. Each of the cup bodies includes a coupling screw rod and each of the caps includes a mounting hole formed in a central portion thereof to receive the coupling screw rod to extend therethrough. Each of the caps is provided, on a top thereof, with a rotary knob that is threadingly coupled to the coupling screw rod and is provided with an air evacuation hole that is connectable to an air evacuation device. Each of the coupling screw rod has a distal end extending beyond an end face of the rotary knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8740161
    Abstract: A holder for sustaining a handheld electronic device is provided. The holder includes a sucker and a positioning device. The sucker has a central and peripheral portion. The positioning device, which is disposed on a side of the sucker, comprises a housing, a ball, a clamping assembly and a rod. The housing is disposed on the sucker and has a receiving space for the ball and the clamping assembly. The rod has a first end connecting to the central portion of the sucker and a second end extending towards the receiving space. When the rod is led to position the sucker onto an object, the clamping assembly is adapted to restrict the ball simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Wen-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 8714511
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compact portable lightweight strong umbrella stand that can be quickly and easily attached to different metal objects and that is configured to securely hold a relatively heavy umbrella such as a patio umbrella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Raymond Zoeteman
  • Patent number: 8573548
    Abstract: Merchandising support system of the type having a holding member adapted for engagement of a cantilevered accessory arm thereto. The holder is adapted for mounting on a surface of a display panel or the like and comprises a mounting platform with a throat extending therethrough. The accessory arm is supported in the throat in cantilevered fashion and includes a first magnetic material that engages a second magnetic material with the latter disposed in the throat proximate to a rear surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Marlite, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Kuhn, Randy A. Breyer, Mary Elizabeth Shea
  • Patent number: 8534633
    Abstract: A suction cup for a tool driven by vacuum is presented, the suction cup in a first or upper end arranged to be brought into fluid flow communication with a vacuum source and in its opposite end arranged to be brought tightly into contact with the surface of an object to be handled. The suction cup is in its lower end arranged to be coupled to a sealing ring having a sealing surface arranged between an outer periphery and a through-opening defined by an inner periphery, and the sealing ring in the region of its inner periphery having a lip arranged to engage with the suction cup, to which purpose the suction cup in its lower end has a circumferentially running groove) in which the peripheral region and the lip of the sealing ring is insertable under form fitting engagement and in a radially overlapping relation between the groove and the lip in the region (r) of engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Xerex AB
    Inventor: Peter Tell
  • Publication number: 20130020457
    Abstract: An antenna mounting mechanism to mount an antenna to an electronic device is provided. The antenna mounting mechanism includes a rotatable frame capable of rotating about an axis and moving along the axis and along a direction parallel to the axis. The rotatable frame can attract antennas or cause the antennas to be disengaged from the rotatable frame with air or vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JU-SHAN LIN, TE-JEN SUNG, SHI-WEI SHI
  • Patent number: 8302920
    Abstract: A dual vacuum mount type support device includes a support arm, two vacuum mount assemblies pivotally connected to the two distal ends of the support arm for securing to the flat surface of a support wall and the flat surface of an object to be supported on the support wall, and two pivot locks for locking the vacuum mount assemblies to the support arm in the respective adjusted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Wen-Feng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8235235
    Abstract: A breakaway-protective limit switch cover is provided that includes a main plate, a pair of support arms attached to the main plate, and a magnet attached to each support arm. The breakaway-protective-limit switch cover attaches, via the magnets, to a conveyor track of a power conveyor system and becomes dislodged upon impact from an external force strong enough to overcome the magnetic force of the magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rodger D. Lusch
  • Patent number: 8094441
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of: (a) wrapping a stack of composite prepregs around a plate-shaped mold core to obtain a bag-like preform; (b) removing the mold core from the preform so that a receiving space is left in the preform; (c) inserting an airbag into the receiving space; (d) placing the preform together with the airbag in a mold; (e) inflating the airbag and hot pressing the preform within the mold until the preform is cured so that the receiving space is formed into a motherboard receiving space with a size sufficient to receive a motherboard of the notebook computer and so that the preform is formed into a one-piece flat housing body for the base of the notebook computer; and (f) removing the flat housing body from the mold and the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced International Multitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chieh-Fu Tseng
  • Patent number: 7967274
    Abstract: A unitary piece umbrella holder, adapted to be mounted on a vehicle window, including a plate, a receptacle mounted on an angle relative to the plate; and at least one fastener mounted on the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Lee Stallings, Jr., Robert Lee Stallings
  • Publication number: 20110073743
    Abstract: A universal holder and flexible member for mounting, holding and adjustably positioning hand-held electronic devices and accessories which includes a device gripper for retaining the electronic device. The device holder is attached to a gooseneck arm, the gooseneck arm being flexible, yet rigid enough to support the weight of the electronic device in a predetermined configuration. The gooseneck is modular, i.e. comprised of shorter modular segments that can be screwed together to form a longer gooseneck of a chosen length. The universal holder may be secured to the wall mount bracket for a TV, a windshield, shelf, wall, treadmill, bench, pole, pane of glass, automobile cigarette lighter, tabletop, or the like through employment of one of a selection of terminations. The selection of terminations includes a lug, a suction cup, a clip, a automobile cigarette lighter plug, and a desk-top base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Shamie
  • Publication number: 20100237219
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a two part rod holder which has a retaining member positionable about a fishing rod and a mounting member for providing support. The mounting member is interchangeable so that a different mounting member can be used for different situations such as mounting to a car or boat or placement in sand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: RODLOK PTY LTD
    Inventor: Bruce Alexander Edwards
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7607622
    Abstract: A suction cup device having a compact axial suction cup installation and release mechanism including a suction cup within a concave housing, and a rotational drive member structured to operate on an external surface of the housing. A drive shaft is coupled to the suction cup and extends through an aperture in the housing, projecting above a drive surface axially aligned with the concave surface formed in the housing. The drive shaft extends through an aperture in the rotational drive member and includes an inclined drive surface that interacts with a fixed drive surface to pull a flexible portion of the suction cup into the housing when the rotational drive member is rotated relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 7503540
    Abstract: A detachable suction-based holder in accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention is disclosed. Such a suction-based holder can include a lever-actuated suction portion having a substantially cup-like suction housing and a substantially circular suction interface. The suction interface can be made from an elastomeric material and further can have an inner face and an outer face. The suction holder can also include a substantially tubular receptacle portion having a substantially tubular receiving channel defined therein. The receptacle portion can have a hold actuator as an appendage from the top portion thereof where the hold actuator can be substantially tab-like and can be split. Moreover, the hold-actuating lever can be coupled to the hold actuator via, for example, a pin. Moreover, a connector member such as a bridging member can connect the suction portion and the receptacle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Too Kool Recreation
    Inventor: Robert K. Hood
  • Patent number: 7124987
    Abstract: A vacuum disk includes a hollow base having an open leading end adapted to engage a flat support surface. The hollow base and the support surface define a vacuum space when the hollow base abuts the support surface. A gasket formed of styrene block copolymers forms an airtight seal around the vacuum space. A hub formed integrally with the base defines an airflow passageway through which air in the vacuum space may flow. A valve is seated within the airflow passageway. A hollow cylinder has a leading end that sealingly engages the hub and a piston head is slideably positioned within the hollow cylinder. A vacuum is created in the vacuum space by abrupt withdrawal of the piston head from the hollow interior of the cylinder. Ambient air rushing into the hollow interior of the cylinder abruptly closes the valve before the vacuum is lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Wilfried Erich Zschiedrich
  • Patent number: 6964403
    Abstract: The present invention is a one piece molded miniature flag holder used to display the smallest sized flags, banners or pennants on computers, cash registers, refrigerators, filing cabinets or walls and partitions for decorative purposes. The flag holder displays the flags, banners or pennants at a nearly vertical position, and can be attached to multiple surfaces with double-sided adhesive mounting tape, magnet strip tape, and/or Velcroâ„¢ hook and loop fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Inventor: Steven Alfred Fox
  • Patent number: 6896228
    Abstract: A fixing device for a bath support rack includes a base, a body mounted on the base, a clamping rod mounted on the body, and a press mechanism movably mounted on the body and having a distal end rested on a central portion of the base, so that the press mechanism can be pressed downward to compress the base. Thus, the fixing device can be positioned on an object, such as a flat wall, rigidly and stably. In addition, the fixing device can be detached from the object easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Tung Hsien Lu
  • Publication number: 20040094686
    Abstract: A device for holding an object has a triangle cross section and includes a plurality of flat surfaces. One of the flat surfaces has a magnet connect thereto and a groove is defined in one of peaks of the device so as to hold a flashlight or a hand tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsien
  • Publication number: 20030183739
    Abstract: The present invention is a one piece molded miniature flag holder used to display the smallest sized flags, banners or pennants on computers, cash registers, refrigerators, filing cabinets or walls and partitions for decorative purposes. The flag holder displays the flags, banners or pennants at a nearly vertical position, and can be attached to multiple surfaces with double-sided adhesive mounting tape, magnet strip tape, and/or Velcro™ hook and loop fastening system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventor: Steven Alfred Fox
  • Patent number: 6609689
    Abstract: A wall mountable assembly such as a wall mountable towel ring or the like includes a base part and an object support part extending from the base part. The base part is formed from a wall attachment member and a cover member which fits over the wall attachment member. The wall attachment member has an arm which extends through the cover member and which secures by a pivot connection to a cam member at the inner end of the object support part of the assembly. The object support part is swingable from a non-use to a use position relative to the base part to cause the cam member to move between a loose and a tight fitting with respect to the cover of the base part. The assembly further includes a locking member which releasably secures to the cam member and which blocks the cam member from moving away from the tight fitting holding all of the components of the assembly tightly secured to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Nystrom Group Inc.
    Inventor: David Knapp
  • Patent number: 6213440
    Abstract: A mount for supporting an object, such as an ensign post, on the outside of a vehicle body includes a base plate (20) which carries magnetic means (20, 21) for releasably securing the mount to the vehicle body magnetically. The base plate (20) carries a pivotally mounted object-receiving holder (40, 41). The magnetic means (20, 21) disposed in a ring around the circumference of the base plate (20) and adapted to interact with the vehicle body. Adjacent magnets in the circumferential direction of the ring are arranged with alternating magnetic poles facing towards the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: Christer Kornback
  • Patent number: 6196513
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder comprises a base for placement on a ground support surface and having an offset channel extending between first and second ends of the base. A first arm is pivotally mounted to the first end of the base between a first transport position within the channel and a second support position extending upwardly from the channel. A second arm is pivotally mounted to the second end of the base and is pivotal between a first transport position within the channel and a second support position extending upwardly from the channel. A cradle is attached to each of the first and second arms for supporting portions of the fishing rod when the first and second arms are in their second support positions. The offset base in the channel positions the first and second arms and cradles thereon in an over/under relationship within the confines of the base. Nubs within the base releasably engage notches in the cradles to maintain the arms at the transport and support positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventors: John Scott Edwards, Cindy L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 5741792
    Abstract: Heterocyclic thrombin inhibitors are provided which have the structure ##STR1## wherein n, R, R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, G, G.sub.x, R.sup.6 ', Ra, Xa, R.sup.6, Rb, R.sub.3, p, Q, A and R.sup.4 are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Spencer D. Kimball, Jagabandhu Das, Wan Fang Lau, Steven E. Hall, Wen-Ching Han
  • Patent number: 5727583
    Abstract: A base used to support an overhead pole and canopy or umbrella. The base has a strong lower magnet and two spaced vertical members each of which has a plurality of pin positioning and retaining holes. A pivotally connected support arm is positioned between the vertical members and pivotally attached to the base at its lower end. A pole with a canopy may be mounted on the support arm's other upper end and oriented at a desired angle by inserting a pin into a positioning hole. A flexible gooseneck is provided in the pole's segments to join them together and permit added angular adjustments to the mounted attached canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventor: Phillip Donald Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5385161
    Abstract: An umbrella handle adapted to be temporarily attached to the side window or to the roof of a vehicle to overlie a door opening and provide protection for the user and to enable the user to have both hands free to load or unload articles into or out of the vehicle. The handle includes a mounting portion that carries one or more suction cups, either alone or together with a magnet. The mounting portion can be at the base of the handle, for temporarily securing the umbrella to a vehicle roof. Alternatively, the mounting portion can be an attachment panel that is laterally spaced from that umbrella handle, either in a fixed inclined position relative to the umbrella handle, or it can be pivotally connected with the handle to swing inwardly and outwardly. The attachment panel carries one or more suction cups, a magnet or magnetic strip, or a combination of suction cups and magnets. The suction cups permit mounting of the handle to a non-metallic surface, such as a vehicle window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Inventors: Keith G. Loker, James B. Bland, III
  • Patent number: 4835024
    Abstract: A decorative article for releasable attachment to a magnetizable surface, including a base of magnetized sheet material and a projection member attached to the base which serves to hold an ornament on the base in an assembled state. The base is constructed of a flexible, resilient magnetic sheet. The projection member includes a connection member for attaching the projection member to the base and an integral upstanding projection. A sleeve having a head is received onto the upstanding projection. Interposed the head of the sleeve and the base is an ornament, held in an assembled state by the interaction of the base, the head of the sleeve and the upstanding projection. Apertures are provided in the base to ensure an absence of suction when the base is removed from the magnetizable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Inventor: Gary K. Hallay
  • Patent number: 4700655
    Abstract: A sign support structure, such as for supporting a distress flag or any other information-carrying flag. The structure comprises an elongated main shaft which is secured at a lower end to a support base having a magnet therein. A flat support surface is provided under the support base whereby the base can be attached to any metal surface such as the roof top or door of a car. A coupling element is removably secured to an upper end of the main shaft and has a transverse support shaft secured thereto. The coupling element also has an axial bore opening in a lower end thereof to receive a free end portion of the upper end of the main shaft. Furthermore, the coupling element has a second bore disposed transverse to the axial bore and above a base of the axial bore and above the axial bore and below the transverse support shaft for receiving the free end portion of the main shaft when the support structure is in a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Inventor: Daniel Kirby
  • Patent number: 4543584
    Abstract: A collapsible antenna mount includes relatively movable arms pivotally connected to a support means such that the arms can be moved between collapsed positions adjacent each other and deployed positions in which the distal portions of the arms are spaced-apart. In the collapsed configuration, the antenna mount occupies a minimum amount of space for storage. In the deployed position, magnets located in the distal arm portions and the support means provide rigid support for the antenna mount on a car roof or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Stuart D. Leer
  • Patent number: 4073462
    Abstract: An elongate rod is formed with an "S" shaped terminal portion at one end for providing an inner, or first, downwardly-open loop-adapted to be engaged by a member to be supported, and an outer, or second, upwardly-open loop adapted to restrain a member bearing thereagainst. The other end of the rod terminates in means for either securely, though releasably, anchoring the rod to a portable support base which is adapted to be affixed to a support surface, or means for securely, though releasably, anchoring the rod to a support surface, per se.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1978
    Inventor: Edward Whitaker
  • Patent number: 4043531
    Abstract: A holder unit for fastening a fishing pole to a flat surface, such as on a boat. The unit is in the form of a pair of wire loops fastenable about a fishing pole mounted on a base to which an expandable suction cup is fixed. A pivotable lever, that extends beyond the base, serves to expand the volume of the internal recess of the suction cup so as to create a clamping suction, when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.
    Inventor: Harvey L. Green
  • Patent number: 3955786
    Abstract: A miniature magnetic base flagstaff for vehicle bodies comprised of a geometrically configured base plate member to which is affixed an upwardly extending flexible flagstaff appropriate for attachment thereto of a miniature flag of suitable type, and to the underside of the base plate member there is affixed a plurality of geometrically arranged elastomeric magnet members containing a dispersion therein of permanently magnetized ferrous particles which are secured to the underside of the base plate member. Said flagstaff assembly is particularly suitable for use in ceremonial vehicular convoys, such as funeral processions, wherein the vehicles comprising the convoy traditionally fly a miniature flag attached thereto which identifies each respective vehicle as being a unit of the convoy procession and the purpose therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Inventor: James J. Duddy