Patents Assigned to Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
  • Patent number: 9826808
    Abstract: An embodiment of an article of luggage is disclosed, the luggage in one practice having compression and expansion capability comprising an interposed metal frame of split configuration having an expansion portion positioned between the split where the metal frame is attached to one side of the luggage. One of more expansion and locking devices permit compression of contents and also enables locking the luggage in its expanded shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Briggs and Riley Travelware, LLC
    Inventors: Herng Fuu Richard Yeh, Georgene Rada, Alan Sticca
  • Patent number: 9801440
    Abstract: A piece of luggage is provided. A main body and an expandable body of the luggage are connected to each other by a collapsible portion. The luggage has a cover pivotably connected to the expandable body. A first half of a zipper is fixed to the expandable body and a second half of the zipper is fixed to the cover. The engagement of the first half and the second half closes the cover to the expandable body, and thus a substantially enclosed space is defined by the main body, the expandable body and the cover. The luggage also has multiple rotational wheels mounted to the main body and/or the expandable body. The luggage stands on the rotational wheels and is rotatable with respect to one or more predetermined axes through these wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BRIGGS & RILEY TRAVELWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Hogan, Georgene Rada, Jessica LoVerso, Matthew Dierkes, Richard Krulik, Tsung-Ming (Min) Kung
  • Publication number: 20170196325
    Abstract: The article of luggage includes a luggage main body having a bottom surface and a cavity formed to receive articles for packing; an expansion body having a perimeter defining a cavity; a foldable gusset joining the luggage main body to the expansion body; and an expansion and locking device disposed internally at opposite ends of the article of luggage. The expansion and locking device is configured to allow free movement of the expansion body in a compression direction towards the luggage main body and configured to allow locking movement of the expansion body in an expanding direction away from the luggage main body. One expansion and locking device is preferably attached to two or more walls of the luggage. After finishing packing, the luggage is closed and the user pushes the expanding member towards the base member, ratcheting the pawl past the ratchet teeth to collapse the luggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: BRIGGS & RILEY TRAVELWARE LLC
    Inventors: Donald HOGAN, Georgene RADA, Jessica LO VERSO, Matthew DIERKES, Richard KRULIK, Tsung-Ming (Min) KUNG
  • Patent number: 9560902
    Abstract: The article of luggage includes a luggage main body having a bottom surface and a cavity formed to receive articles for packing; an expansion body having a perimeter defining a cavity; a foldable gusset joining the luggage main body to the expansion body; and an expansion and locking device disposed internally at opposite ends of the article of luggage. The expansion and locking device is configured to allow free movement of the expansion body in a compression direction towards the luggage main body and configured to allow locking movement of the expansion body in an expanding direction away from the luggage main body. One expansion and locking device is preferably attached to two or more walls of the luggage. After finishing packing, the luggage is closed and the user pushes the expanding member towards the base member, ratcheting the pawl past the ratchet teeth to collapse the luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Hogan, Georgene Rada, Jessica LoVerso, Matthew Dierkes, Richard Krulik, Tsung-Ming (Min) Kung
  • Publication number: 20160366995
    Abstract: An embodiment of an article of luggage is disclosed, the luggage in one practice having compression and expansion capability comprising an interposed metal frame of split configuration having an expansion portion positioned between the split where the metal frame is attached to one side of the luggage. One of more expansion and locking devices permit compression of contents and also enables locking the luggage in its expanded shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Briggs and Riley Travelware, LLC
    Inventors: Herng Fuu Richard Yeh, Georgene Rada, Alan Sticca
  • Patent number: 9486046
    Abstract: A hard-sided case is disclosed having a first housing member and a second housing member configured to form an interior compartment therebetween. Additionally, an external compartment lid is disposed on a planar surface of the second housing member. The external compartment lid is dimensioned and configured to seal a cavity formed on the planar surface of the second housing member to create an enclosed compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: BRIGGS & RILEY TRAVELWARE LLC
    Inventors: Richard Krulik, Georgene Rada, Matthew Dierkes, Donald Hogan
  • Publication number: 20160033992
    Abstract: A case for holding an electronic device is disclosed. This case includes a front cover, a rear cover, wherein the front cover and rear cover are operably connected and are configured to form a cavity for placement of an electronic device, the electronic device including a display that is capable of creating a display image, and a filter material that forms at least one portion of the front cover. The filter material provides a diminished image of the display image when the filter material is viewed at an angle between about 5° and about 90°, the angle being horizontally, vertically or a combination of horizontally and vertically from perpendicular to the filter material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: BRIGGS & RILEY TRAVELWARE LLC
    Inventor: Marcus Johnsson
  • Publication number: 20140353103
    Abstract: A piece of luggage is provided. A main body and an expandable body of the luggage are connected to each other by a collapsible portion. The luggage has a cover pivotably connected to the expandable body. A first half of a zipper is fixed to the expandable body and a second half of the zipper is fixed to the cover. The engagement of the first half and the second half closes the cover to the expandable body, and thus a substantially enclosed space is defined by the main body, the expandable body and the cover. The luggage also has multiple rotational wheels mounted to the main body and/or the expandable body. The luggage stands on the rotational wheels and is rotatable with respect to one or more predetermined axes through these wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BRIGGS & RILEY TRAVELWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Hogan, Georgene Rada, Jessica LoVerso, Matthew Dierkes, Richard Krulik
  • Patent number: 8646584
    Abstract: Lightweight reinforced modular tubes of extruded plastic material are provided for the first stage of a trolley-type carry case, in combination with a locking mechanism, which facilitates effective extension and collapse of a multi-telescopic handle system. The tubes are made of extruded plastic material and include a pair of opposed metal strips having appropriately spaced and dimensioned apertures for reception of spring loaded locking pins of the telescopic system. The metal strips are respectively retained in position by a pair of radially extending elongated flange members which overlap marginal positions of the strips. The tubes and the metal strips can easily and quickly be cut to size to fit any size carry case. While the metal insert strips are preferably made of aluminum, any material stronger than the extruded plastic of the first stage tube can be used, i.e., steel, nylon, PVC, polyethylene, polycarbonate, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware, LLC
    Inventors: Michel H. Moussatche, Joseph Conti, Georgene Rada, Richard J. Krulik, Wu-Chen Chuan, Fu-Kuei Chang
  • Publication number: 20130140119
    Abstract: The article of luggage includes a luggage main body having a bottom surface and a cavity formed to receive articles for packing; an expansion body having a perimeter defining a cavity; a foldable gusset joining the luggage main body to the expansion body; and an expansion and locking device disposed internally at opposite ends of the article of luggage. The expansion and locking device is configured to allow free movement of the expansion body in a compression direction towards the luggage main body and configured to allow locking movement of the expansion body in an expanding direction away from the luggage main body. One expansion and locking device is preferably attached to two or more walls of the luggage. After finishing packing, the luggage is closed and the user pushes the expanding member towards the base member, ratcheting the pawl past the ratchet teeth to collapse the luggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Briggs & Riley Travelware, LLC
    Inventor: Briggs & Riley Travelware, LLC
  • Patent number: 7775334
    Abstract: A system for releasably attaching an article of luggage such as a first carry bag, with or without a pair of upright support members, to a second carry bag system or wheeled luggage cart having at least a pair of upright stationary support members is disclosed in which a handle is resiliently attached to the first carry bag, and a device is provided for resiliently attaching the handle to the first carry bag in a manner to permit rotation of the handle between a first storage position between a pair of upright support members of the second carry bag system and a second interference position with the upright support members of the second carry bag system to thereby attach the first carry bag to the upright support members of the second carry bag system. The handle is preferably in the form of a zippered pouch having a planar plate attached thereto for engagement with the upright support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
    Inventors: Jason Drew, Richard J. Krulik, Georgene Rada
  • Patent number: 7426985
    Abstract: An item of expandable luggage is provided with a muiltipositional locking expansion mechanism that includes a lock release actuator for unlocking the expansion plates that is located near or on a handle on the sliding plate situated towards the upper portion of the expandable body for easy accessibility, thereby permitting the user to adjust the inner volume of the luggage storage space when the compartment is fully packed. The extendable gusset is provided with one or more resilient members that retract the gusset into the interior of the luggage when it is not extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware, LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Krulik, Georgene Rada, Jason V. Drew
  • Patent number: 7117567
    Abstract: A two-part connecting zipper pull includes a pull tab with receiving apertures therein and a connecting aperture, a loop member having ends to be fitted into the receiving apertures, and a securing pin for removably securing the ends of the loop member into the receiving apertures. The ends have apertures which align with the connecting aperture of the pull tab for allowing the securing pin to pass therethrough. The pull tab may have ornamental indicia thereon. The pull tab is particularly useful for the repair of existing zippered items such as luggage, handbags, clothing and the like, and can be marketed for repair purposes, or for cosmetic or appearance changes of the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Krulik, Jason Drew
  • Patent number: 7093700
    Abstract: An item of expandable luggage is provided with a multipositional locking expansion mechanism that includes a lock release actuator for unlocking the expansion plates that is located near or on a handle on the sliding plate situated towards the upper portion of the expandable body for easy accessibility, thereby permitting the user to adjust the inner volume of the luggage storage space when the compartment is fully packed. The extendable gusset is provided with one or more resilient members that retract the gusset into the interior of the luggage when it is not extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Krulik, Georgene Rada, Jason V. Drew
  • Patent number: 6575272
    Abstract: An item of expandable luggage is provided with a multipositional locking expansion mechanism that includes a lock release actuator for unlocking the expansion plates that is located near or on a handle on the sliding plate situated towards the upper portion of the expandable body for easy accessibility, thereby permitting the user to adjust the inner volume of the luggage storage space when the compartment is fully packed. The extendable gusset is provided with one or more resilient members that retract the gusset into the interior of the luggage when it is not extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Krulik, Georgene Rada, Jason V. Drew
  • Patent number: D503536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
    Inventors: Georgene Rada, Jason Drew, Richard J. Krulik
  • Patent number: D570601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
    Inventors: Jason Drew, Georgene Rada, Richard J. Krulik
  • Patent number: D493283
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
    Inventors: Georgene Rada, Jason Drew, Richard J. Krulik
  • Patent number: D497480
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Briggs & Riley Travelware LLC
    Inventors: Jason Drew, Georgene Rada, Richard J. Krulik
  • Patent number: D730050
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: BRIGGS & RILEY TRAVELWARE LLC
    Inventors: Donald Hogan, Georgene Rada, Jessica LoVerso, Matthew Dierkes, Richard Krulik