Patent Number: 6,637,707

Title: Removable holder

Abstract: A removable holder comprises a mounting base (10) and item holding device (12). The mounting base (10) is intended to be semi-permanently attached to a vertical wall, and the item holding device (12) is designed to be manually mounted within a tapered dovetail receptacle (26) formed in the mounting base for manual removal from the mounting base when not in use. The item holding device (12) incorporates a male tapered dovetail section (32) for mating into the female dovetail section (26) of the mounting base (10). A locking tab (46) is formed with the mounting base (10) in a manner to be biased outwardly to snap into a locking position against a top surface (40) of the male dovetail section (32) to lock the male dovetail section in place. Pressing on the locking tab (46) pushes it out of the way so that the male dovetail section (32) of the item holding device (12) can be manually removed from the female dovetail angled surfaces (26) of the mounting base (10). The item holding device (12) comprises a "U"-shaped cradle (30) having a series of "V"-shaped cradle interior members (56) made of a relatively soft and deformable rubber material so as to readily deform against the weight of an item placed in the cradle member (30), thereby intending to grasp onto the item to help retain the item within the cradle member. The cradle member (30) also includes a resilient rubber locking strap (54) for stretching over and locking against the outside cradle member in order to retain the item placed therein.

Inventors: Gates; George D. (South Jordan, UT), Gates; Travis D. (Riverton, UT)

Assignee: All Rite Products, Inc.

International Classification: A47F 5/08 (20060101); A47G 23/00 (20060101); A47B 81/00 (20060101); A47B 96/06 (20060101); A47G 23/02 (20060101); F16M 13/02 (20060101); F16B 45/02 (20060101); F16B 45/00 (20060101); A47F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020