Patents Assigned to `Totes` Incorporated
  • Patent number: 5813149
    Abstract: A boot having an expansion flap connected to the rear of a boot leg. The expansion flap is formed to extend generally rearwardly of the boot leg to allow easy ingress and egress of a user's foot into and out of the boot. A biasing device is connected between the expansion flap and the boot leg so as to cause the expansion flap to extend generally rearwardly of the boot leg when the boot is not being worn. A first fastener is carried on the expansion flap, a second fastener is carried on one side wall of the boot leg, and a third fastener is carried on another side wall of the boot leg, the second and third fasteners thereby allowing the expansion flap to be held in wrapped relation against either the one side wall or the other side wall, as selected by the boot's user, when the boot is being worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas William Baker, Freddie L. James
  • Patent number: 5598862
    Abstract: An umbrella handle assembled from an inner sleeve fixed to the umbrella's centerpost, and a handle shell seated on that inner sleeve. The sleeve and shell each have a respective latch bores that are aligned to allow a latch button accessible from the exterior surface of the shell to operate an umbrella latch mechanism carried interiorly of the centerpost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: `totes`, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ann S. Cain, David E. Burbrink
  • Patent number: 5193565
    Abstract: An improved rib linkage joint for an umbrella where the rib linkage includes an inner rib and an inner linking spoke, both hingedly connected to a middle joint, that middle joint being fixed to one end of a middle rib. The inner rib, the inner linking spoke and the middle joint is each in the form of a strut having a U-shaped cross section with the slots thereof facing upward. A flexible middle linking spoke has one end hooked on a pin fixed between the strut side walls of the inner linking spoke adjacent the middle joint. This structure allows easier assembly of the rib linkage joint initially, as well as enhances compactness of the rib linkage when the umbrella is collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventor: Sheng F. Huang
  • Patent number: 5080118
    Abstract: An umbrella with a carrying strap retractable interiorly of the umbrella's handle to a storage position when use of the strap is not desired, and extendable exteriorly of the handle into a use position when it is desired to carry the umbrella with aid of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventor: James H. Allen
  • Patent number: D321428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: `Totes`, Incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D321592
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: `Totes`, Incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D321781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: `totes', incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D321782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D322881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: `totes`, Incorporated
    Inventor: Carla J. Bushman
  • Patent number: D322883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D325467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D327079
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventor: James H. Allen
  • Patent number: D328520
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: `totes` incorporated
    Inventor: Carla J. Bushman
  • Patent number: D369238
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D369462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: `totes`, Incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D370775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: `Totes`, Incorporated
    Inventor: Ann S. Cain
  • Patent number: D374545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventor: Jean Cionni
  • Patent number: D375616
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas W. Baker, Freddie L. James, Donna J. Nordeman
  • Patent number: D384491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: `totes`, incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas William Baker, Freddie L. James, Donna J. Nordeman
  • Patent number: D394539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: `totes `, incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas William Baker, Freddie L. James, Donna J. Nordeman