US Pat. No. 10,172,246

UNIVERSAL MOUNT FOR A MOBILE HAND-HOLDABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PADCASTER LLC, New York,...

1. A universal mount able to accommodate mobile hand-holdable electronic devices of various sizes having a device lower edge spaced from a device upper edge, the universal mount comprising:a housing sub-assembly having a housing sub-assembly base-plate with a lower mount attached thereto, the lower mount configured to releaseably receive the device lower edge;
a movable latch-plate sub-assembly disposed in and slideably attached to the housing sub-assembly, the movable latch-plate sub-assembly having an upper mount attached thereto, the upper mount aligned with the lower mount at a position above the lower mount and configured to releaseably receive the device upper edge, the position of the upper mount being adjustable relative to the lower mount to accommodate mobile hand-holdable electronic devices of various sizes;
a support-plate sub-assembly fixedly disposed in the housing sub-assembly, the movable latch-plate sub-assembly slideably attached to the support-plate sub-assembly; and
a back-plate sub-assembly attached to the housing sub-assembly and enclosing the movable latch-plate sub-assembly and the support-plate sub-assembly in the housing sub-assembly,
wherein the housing sub-assembly further comprises:
a first housing sub-assembly side plate and a second housing sub-assembly side plate spaced from the first housing sub-assembly side plate, the first and second housing sub-assembly side plates having a length L1 and extending upwardly from the housing base-plate to a housing top-plate extending from the first housing sub-assembly side plate to the second housing sub-assembly side plate;
a housing sub-assembly front-plate extending from the first housing sub-assembly side plate to the second housing sub-assembly side plate and upwardly from the housing sub-assembly base-plate a length L2 less than the length L1; and
a housing sub-assembly opening in the housing sub-assembly between the housing sub-assembly top-plate and the housing sub-assembly front-plate having a length L3 within which the position of the movable-plate sub-assembly is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 9,588,405

FRAME AND INSERT FOR MOUNTING A MOBILE DEVICE TO A TRIPOD

PADCASTER LLC, New York,...

1. An apparatus for interchangeably mounting each of a plurality of mobile devices on a tripod, the apparatus comprising:
(a) a frame with a rigid peripheral member defining an opening therethrough, the peripheral member including a mount configured
to releasably couple the frame to the tripod; and

(b) a first insert sized and shaped to be placed into the opening of the frame and releasably engage at least a portion of
the peripheral member in an assembled configuration, the first insert having a first cavity having a first cavity size and
a first cavity shape configured to receive and support a first mobile device having first mobile device exterior dimensions;
and

(c) a second insert sized and shaped to be placed into the opening of the frame and releasably engage at least a portion of
the peripheral member in an assembled configuration, the second insert having a second cavity having a second cavity size
and a second cavity shape different from at least one of the first cavity size and the first cavity shape and configured to
receive and support a second mobile device having second mobile device exterior dimensions different from the first mobile
device exterior dimensions.