Cane- Or Umbrella-carried Indicia Patents (Class 40/317)
  • Patent number: 11035158
    Abstract: A lock holder for a motor vehicle lock includes a locking bolt and a mounting plate, wherein the locking bolt can be fastened together with the mounting plate to a motor vehicle body, a cover cap, wherein at least the mounting plate can be covered at least in areas by the covering cap, and wherein the covering cap can be connected in such a way to the mounting plate that the cover cap forms at least in regions a surface area with the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Thorsten Bendel
  • Patent number: 9844711
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a flexible tubular grip for a golf club, particularly a putter, having the tubular portion formed of relatively soft elastomer with a closure or end cap molded therewith or pre-cured and attached over the end of the tubular portion. The end cap has a raised ridge extending about a portion of the end cap periphery and may have a raised discrete central portion, both of which absorb impact when the club is dropped into a golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen James Davis, LingYu Hsu, Rita Chang, Jack Kao
  • Patent number: 9192152
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for deterring predators, which may be used as a walking stick until a predator is encountered. Upon encountering a predator, the apparatus allows a user to rapidly deploy a collapsible rigid structure from the interior of the hollow walking stick, which supports a membrane, or set of membranes, that display the image of a fearsome creature. The deployed apparatus may also be used as an offensive or defensive pike should a predator charge a user of the apparatus. By increasing the apparent size of a user and displaying a large image of a fearsome creature, predatory animals may be deterred by this predator-intimidating walking stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: James Sparks
  • Publication number: 20110204756
    Abstract: A foldable, portable bar that is lightweight and easily transported and erected on location is provided. The invention can be folded to a compact size for easy storage in a wheeled, hard or soft shell case which takes up a minimum of storage space. Though compact when in storage, the present invention portable bar when assembled features a spacious counter for the preparation of food and drinks, as well as storage shelves, a tub for holding drinks and ice, a fixture for supporting an umbrella, and interchangeable fabric wraps or panels upon which may be printed “team colors” or other indicia. The present invention portable bar meets the needs of participants at “tailgating” events which typically take place in the parking lots of sports stadiums, as well as those of the operators of hotels and convention centers who also require a light-weight portable bar that can easily be moved and assembled on location and takes up little space when stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Robert A. DeMars
  • Patent number: 6913279
    Abstract: Ambulatory apparatus for aiding a user in going on foot comprising a walker including transparent receptacles having opposing upper and lower ends, handled structure supported by the upper ends, feet each carried by one of the lower ends and decorative filling contained by the receptacles between the upper and lower ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventors: Susan Opalka, Roger Lindholm
  • Patent number: 6718675
    Abstract: A grip for displaying information on sports equipment having a gripping end includes a bottom layer overlaying the gripping end, an intermediate layer having textual information or a design placed thereon, and a substantially transparent top layer overlaying the intermediate and bottom layers. The intermediate layer faces outwardly from the bottom layer such that the information is visible, and is protected from damage by the top layer. Integral rib and groove structures may be used to assist in securing the top and bottom layers to one another. A weighted end cap may assist in providing a balanced feel to the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Clive S. Lu
  • Patent number: 6705334
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses scriptured outdoor furniture comprising an umbrella 12, swivel clamp 26, foldable table 22 and foldable chair 18. The umbrella 12 is of a size forming a canopy over the table 22 and chair 18. The umbrella 12 has a fastening member 26 fixed to the distal end of the central post 24 spaced away from the canopy whereby the umbrella can be releasably attached to the table 22. The fastener 26 is comprised of a swivel clamp 28 having a stationary jaw and a movable jaw 24 having a threaded shaft 30 having a handle 32 for advancing/retracting the movable jaw toward the stationary jaw. The umbrella 12 has an attachable detachable skirt 50 having mating fasteners 52, 54 positioned on the skirt and interior edge of the umbrella. The chair 18 has an attachable detachable chair backing 56. The chair backing 56 has mating fasteners 58 that are engaged after wrapping around the chair structural members 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Marie A Altobelli
  • Publication number: 20010042261
    Abstract: A wrap for conditioning the interface between a part of an article and a user's body and a method of making and using the wrap. The wrap provides a flexible, resiliently compressible, elastic pad that is flexed into a tubular configuration for tightly wrapping around the part being wrapped so that the inside surface of the end segment at one end of the pad overlaps the outside surface of the end segment at the other end of the pad; an adjustable fastening strip interposed the overlapping ends that allows the pad to be wrapped about parts of various perimeters and provides stability at the interface being conditioned; and attaching members on the opposed surfaces of the pad and the fastening strip that releasably engage each other and tightly hold the pad in wrapped condition around the part being wrapped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventor: Travis A. Bean
  • Patent number: 6279168
    Abstract: A wrap for conditioning the interface between a part of an article and a user's body and a method of making and using the wrap. The wrap provides a flexible, resiliently compressible, elastic pad that is flexed into a tubular configuration for tightly wrapping around the part being wrapped so that the inside surface of the end segment at one end of the pad overlaps the outside surface of the end segment at the other end of the pad; an adjustable fastening strip interposed the overlapping ends that allows the pad to be wrapped about parts of various perimeters and provides stability at the interface being conditioned; and attaching members on the opposed surfaces of the pad and the fastening strip that releasably engage each other and tightly hold the pad in wrapped condition around the part being wrapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Travis A. Bean
  • Patent number: 6095168
    Abstract: A handle for an umbrella or walking stick having a shaft and a hollow hemispherical free end section. The free end section can carry an ornamental or commonplace article. In order to allow different articles to be placed therein, the end section includes a ring which is mounted on an upper surrounding edge of the end section and has a smaller inner circumference than the outer circumference of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Ruediger Berges GmbH
    Inventor: Ruediger Berges
  • Patent number: 6042484
    Abstract: A golf club identification device for engagement with a golf club grip and a golf club shaft. A tubular element having a longitudinal slot engages the golf club shaft through the slot. A flange, integrally formed with respect to the tubular element, engages with the golf club grip. A label containing printed identification information may then be inserted within the tubular element or positioned on the tubular element. A lens may also be added to the tubular element to position and/or protect the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Kenneth F. Streit
  • Patent number: 5901721
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically unfolding and for displaying a road map for use by a driver or a passenger is provided. The road map is preferably made from a resilient fabric or similar material which is stretched over an umbrella-like mechanism that is attached to a shaft, such that when the mechanism is activated, the road map is automatically unfolded by the mechanism to a position perpendicular to the shaft. When the mechanism is inactive the road map is substantially conically folded about the shaft forming a generally cylindrical assembly. The mechanism may be returned to its inactive state automatically, by use of a return mechanism, or manually by the user. A device for attaching the apparatus to an area within a vehicle cabin is also provided. Preferably, the device enables the apparatus to be positioned by the user so as to provide the best viewing position for the user while driving the vehicle. The device is preferably freely detachable from the area to which it may be attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Inventor: Sahba Sadeghvaziri
  • Patent number: 5572813
    Abstract: The invention concerns a tag to be mounted on a fishing rod, which enables a customer at a store to read easily the specifications of the rod printed on the tag without touching the tag by hand and also to confirm simply the handling conditions of the rod without fluttering the tag. The tag is mounted on the fishing rod in such a manner that one side of the tag is secured to one of fishing line guides on the rod, a rod receive surface of the tag is put on the rod, and the other side of the tag is tied to the rod by a connecting wire member. The tag is bent formed from a rectangular paper, resin film or the like into a triangular shape in section and includes the rod receive surface and art least one display surface. The specifications of the fishing rod, pictures and the like are printed or affixed on the display surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Teiji Matsubara
  • Patent number: 5438779
    Abstract: Advertising display comprising a body forming a display screen which is fixed on the laminar cover of a sunshade, umbrella or the like. Upon closing, the frame of the cover is capable of folding along with the corresponding portion of the display screen, while upon being unfolded, the display screen is positioned vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Inventor: Mercedes Suarez
  • Patent number: 4858925
    Abstract: A golf ball position marker (10) is detachably connected to a golf club including a resilient hand grip (20) containing an opening (25) located in a convex end surface (23) thereof. The opening (25) is adapted to stretch when an enlarged protruberance (19) at the end of the stem (17) passes therethrough. The marker (10) includes a head (11) having a convex upper surface and a concave undersurface. The convex end surface (23) of the grip (20) is complementary to the marker's concave undersurface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Inventor: Peter DeStefano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4822052
    Abstract: A matched set of golf club identification markers for each golf club in the golfer's bag each include a disc-like body portion with a cylindrical anchor member formed on the bottom surface of the body member. An enlarged conical head formed on the bottom of the cylindrical anchor member is forced through the vent hole on the golf club grip to snugly fit the anchor member within the vent hole. A protective collar is formed on the top surface of the body member and identification indicia are engraved within the space on the top surface of the body member that is protected by the annular collar. For the putter, a removable ball position indicator is added to the identification marker. The ball position indicator has a recess formed on the bottom surface for engaging a snap fastener-like head on the upper surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventors: Gary S. Dimmick, Scott G. Lockerman
  • Patent number: 4819679
    Abstract: A disposable umbrella is formed from a single sheet of corrugated material and has a first fold line dividing the sheet into two essentially imperforate panels and forming a peaked-roof shape, with each of the panels having a handle-forming foldout tongue formed along second fold lines disposed perpendicular to the first fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Inventor: James R. Rex
  • Patent number: 4754773
    Abstract: A disposable umbrella and the method of manufacture. The umbrella 100 has two parts: a flexible water impermeable canopy (102) and a rectangular rigid frame (104). Pocket (126, 128) are formed in two parallel sides of the canopy. The frame has outer dimensions substantially matching the outer dimensions of the canopy. A center fold line (138) in the frame defines two equal side panels (140, 142) and allows the side panels to fold together into a closed position. The canopy is fitted on the top of the frame by bending the side panels opposite the closed position until the frame sides (134, 136) slip into the canopy pockets. The panels are then returned to the closed position. Handles (156, 158) cut in the side panels fold down for use and position the umbrella in a peak-roof shape when aligned and held by one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Inventor: James R. Rex
  • Patent number: 4649658
    Abstract: A cable marker device comprises two elastically deformable arms integral with a plate. On the side of the plate facing the cable is at least one bearing area. Each arm carries an elastically deformable finger extending inwardly and towards the plate. It bears on the cable through this finger, which urges the bearing area(s) towards the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Legrand
    Inventors: Francois Sarton, Jean-Pierre Barriuso
  • Patent number: 4601120
    Abstract: An illuminated sign is formed on a flexible substrate and installable onto a garment or an umbrella having a deployable frame with a web member extending thereover. The illuminated sign is provided with a plurality of lamps, which may be light-emitting diodes, arranged to correspond with the shape of the symbols on the illuminated sign. The electrically interconnected lamps are electrically connectable to a battery via a switch which controls conduction of electrical energy to the lamps. Additionally, a flasher circuit may be provided for causing the lamps to flash on and off periodically. When installed on an umbrella, the switch may be located at a distance from the illuminated sign, such as on the handle thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Inventor: William J. Levin
  • Patent number: 4542757
    Abstract: An umbrella having a flexible cover that is usable in either a rib supported cover open position or a rib collapsed cover folded position. An advertising flag is attached to the umbrella cover, the advertising flag extending upwardly beyond the exterior surface of the cover when the umbrella is in the open position so as to display the advertising message thereon. Preferably the advertising flag is sized and positioned so that the flag is at least partially concealed between the folds of the umbrella cover when the cover is folded about the centerpost in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: `totes` incorporated
    Inventor: Bradford E. Phillips
  • Patent number: 4380337
    Abstract: A device for marking the location of a golf ball on a putting green including a disc-like marker member which is detachable from a first member which in turn is adapted for connection to the handle grip of a golf club putter. The first member includes a generally flat top from which a narrowed shaft downwardly extends. The shaft terminates in an enlarged generally conical head such that the shaft head can be forced through the narrow central opening of a golf club head end cap so as to firmly position the first member therewith. The top of the first member is thus positioned on the top of the end cap and further includes attachment means for a generally disc-shaped marker. The marker can be repeatedly attached and detached from the first member to permit its intended use on a golf green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1983
    Inventor: Rocco J. DiMatteo
  • Patent number: 4195837
    Abstract: A golf club grip has an end cap retained in place by a bond with the plastic grip. The cap has a central recess which receives a transparent closure, beneath which is a desired display. The cap is composed of molded plastic and has circumferential shoulders enabling withdrawal of the mold parts and forming recessed seats for the transparent closure, at the outside of the cap, and the plastic grip material, at the inside of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Assignee: Tacki-Mac Grips, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond J. Poulin