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Number: 248/511
Name: Supports > Staff type
Description: Support comprising a device which includes means particularly adapted to receive a staff (i.e., a pole-like or rod-like member) and to support it in one or more attitudes relative to either (1) the device, (2) the surface or object upon which the device relies for its support, or (3) a principal plan (e.g., horizontal, etc.). The device may (1) be a stand or base, (2) include structure in the form of a ground insertable member, or (3) be a bracket. The staff receiving means usually is a distinct element such as a socket, cradle, ring, etc.; in rare instances, however, it may be an integral portion of the device. Typical examples of a staff are a fishing rod, a flagpole, a tree trunk and an umbrella stick. Included in this subclass (511) are structures involving the rather peculiar arrangement wherein the device supports only part of the weight of the staff; i.e., the staff rests also, at some other point of its length, upon a surface or an object. Included are "stands" comprised of a plurality of individual, leg-like members which have no engagement with one another, and which achieve an operative relationship with one another only at such time as they are attached to an end of a staff for supporting it in an upright position.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
248/518 Alternatively mountable (stand/bracket, etc.) 27
248/514 Angularly adjustable 156
248/534 Bracket 126
248/530 Ground inserted 259
248/512 Plural staff 81
248/519 Stand or base 260

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8704089 Foundation member with cable theft deterrent device Apr. 22, 2014
8640377 Fishing rod and beverage holder Feb. 4, 2014
8517162 Method and apparatus for securing a movable item to a structure Aug. 27, 2013
8308123 Umbrella mounting system Nov. 13, 2012
8215604 Conex box antenna mount Jul. 10, 2012
8146879 Umbrella holder Apr. 3, 2012
8104729 Transferable patient care equipment support Jan. 31, 2012
8074955 Method and apparatus for improving the strength of a utility pole Dec. 13, 2011
7828261 Post mounting assembly and method for molten metal pump Nov. 9, 2010
7640817 Method for determining the state of a wooden support Jan. 5, 2010
7614876 Two in one candle Nov. 10, 2009
7555861 Apparatus for transporting and holding objects Jul. 7, 2009
7396268 Safety signaling apparatus for watercraft Jul. 8, 2008
7264218 Portable/collapsible sunshade umbrella stand assembly Sep. 4, 2007
7216839 Water-injection rack base for mast May. 15, 2007
7195222 Flanged base and breakaway system connector for road accessory posts Mar. 27, 2007
7188457 Hollow post anchoring brackets Mar. 13, 2007
7172168 Umbrella holder Feb. 6, 2007
7131622 Christmas tree stand Nov. 7, 2006
7040592 Universal fastening system for pole May. 9, 2006
7017511 Vehicle flag holder having a broker staff ejector pin Mar. 28, 2006
6981684 Post support apparatus with rotatable post guide Jan. 3, 2006
6964126 Tree stabilizing assembly Nov. 15, 2005
6926018 Hands free umbrella Aug. 9, 2005
6854700 Foot support for essentially cylindrical elements Feb. 15, 2005
6820389 Support pole having a traffic signal support arm attached thereto Nov. 23, 2004
6799530 Rotatable flagpole apparatus Oct. 5, 2004
6719261 Post support apparatus and method of use Apr. 13, 2004
6666221 Combination chair and umbrella Dec. 23, 2003
6571507 Fishing rod holders Jun. 3, 2003
6540194 Device for vertically clamping rod-like object Apr. 1, 2003
6439744 Decorative ground lighting stake assembly and system Aug. 27, 2002
6371429 Stabilization of objects Apr. 16, 2002
6367762 Base for securing shaped rods Apr. 9, 2002
6295945 Multipurpose vehicle flag holder Oct. 2, 2001
6142437 Video camera and umbrella supports for golf cars, golf pull carts and golf carry bags Nov. 7, 2000
6120283 Modular candle holder Sep. 19, 2000
6073642 Connector assembly for an upright shaft of a beach umbrella Jun. 13, 2000
6063249 Oxygen sensor May. 16, 2000
6045109 Rod holder retention device Apr. 4, 2000
5813646 Device for mounting a receptacle Sep. 29, 1998
5803426 Locking footing socket to improve post implantation Sep. 8, 1998
5651526 Socket member for locating a rod, for use in a display platform or the like Jul. 29, 1997
5452877 Beach umbrella anchor bag Sep. 26, 1995
5354031 Low-profile umbrella base Oct. 11, 1994
4953318 Fishing rod holder Sep. 4, 1990
4560134 Adjustable gun rack for automotive passenger compartments Dec. 24, 1985
4161131 Musical instrument supporting stand Jul. 17, 1979
4114879 Gold putting cup and flagstick holding assembly Sep. 19, 1978
4084814 Gymnastic pole and mount therefor Apr. 18, 1978

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