Patents Examined by Cynthia Collado
  • Patent number: 10478686
    Abstract: According to the invention, a golf bag is disclosed. The golf bag may include a frame and a removable cover. The frame may include a top member at a top most portion of the frame, and a bottom member at a bottom most portion of the frame. The removable cover may include a central portion, a first coupling member, and a second coupling member. The first coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a top of the central portion. The second coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a bottom of the central portion. The first coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a top most portion of the top member. The second coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a bottom most portion of the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BarSix, LLC
    Inventor: David H. Barcik
  • Patent number: 10327570
    Abstract: A product display and product display system is disclosed comprising a generally planar top panel and a side panel, the product display intended to comprise or be positionable over a hard, raised generally planar surface having a first size and shape, the generally planar top panel having a second size and shape substantially corresponding to the first size and shape, the product display further comprising on the side panel a plurality of generally vertical longitudinal sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: David Hunter, Eli Miller, Chris Beck
  • Patent number: 10327522
    Abstract: An assembly structured to maintain a bag in an expanded orientation when inserted therein and when the bag is not in use. A base is formed from a compressible, expandable, substantially cushioning material including inner and outer surfaces having connectors disposed thereon. The base includes at least one primary section and one or more secondary sections, respectively comprising a plurality of primary segments and secondary segments. Longitudinal and transverse fold lines extend between and interconnect adjacent ones of the primary and secondary segments and facilitate the selective disposition of the base into any one of a plurality of folded, operative orientations, which substantially correspond to the configuration of the bag in which the basis inserted. The removable attachment of correspondingly positionable connectors at least partially determine, which of the plurality of folded, operative orientations the base will assume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Karina Silvana Lustgarten
  • Patent number: 10258126
    Abstract: A suitcase with an integrated garment bag is able to be used to neatly store items to prevent them from being wrinkled or otherwise disarranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Ivory Johnson
  • Patent number: 10258128
    Abstract: A container includes a pair of flaps, which can be brought close to one another, one of the flaps having a buttonhole; and a clasp designed to get through the buttonhole. The clasp includes an anchoring portion, which is fixed to the other one of the flaps; a wide portion, which is designed to prevent the clasp from moving apart from the buttonhole; and an intermediate connection portion, connected, through a pair of hinges, to the anchoring portion and to the wide portion, respectively. The wide portion and the anchoring portion are configured to rotate relative to the intermediate portion, so that the clasp is able to assume a plurality of operating conditions. The buttonhole is designed to interact with the clasp based on the operating condition assumed by the clasp, allowing the flaps or walls be brought close to one another or preventing them from moving apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LORO PIANA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Ludovica Bianconi
  • Patent number: 10251457
    Abstract: Provided is a luggage piece that can be coupled to a second luggage piece to be transported together as a joined unit, and a luggage system including such luggage pieces. The luggage piece includes a housing for storing items to be transported therein, and a retractable handle provided to the housing. A plurality of rollers coupled to the housing allow the luggage piece to be rolled, and include at least two in-line rollers having a generally-fixed rolling direction. The second luggage piece includes two or more adjustable rollers having a variable rolling direction. A plurality of tethers couple the luggage piece and the second luggage piece together to form a joined unit that can be steered through adjustment of the rolling direction of the adjustable rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: John Salek
  • Patent number: 10238194
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a vertically expanding tote bag or purse, formed from a substantially rigid bottom panel, an internal telescopic support connected to the bottom panel, a collapsible pocket connected to the solid bottom panel and the internal support, the collapsible pocket disposed such that it creates a collapsible cavity or pocket within the collapsible material when the internal support is telescoped into an extended position; and a non-collapsible pocket formed from non-collapsible side walls that form a cavity or pocket, the non-collapsible pocket attached to the internal support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Alem Turpeau
  • Patent number: 10239653
    Abstract: A container having both a one-dimensional configuration before it is formed into its three-dimensional configuration. A blank is used to form the container and is initially flat with a plurality of fold lines. The container includes a base portion with a plurality of edges along its perimeter, a lid portion which is distanced from and parallel to the base portion, and a wall projecting orthogonally from each edge forming a plurality of walls. At least one wall is integrally connected to both the base portion and the lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Bogdan Putko
  • Patent number: 10232236
    Abstract: A satellite golf club carrier for porting a club subset from a golfing cart to the hole shot, easing the port through a balanced carrier grip and a place to place a subset of clubs without scattering clubs on the golfing ground near tee-off follow on stroke shots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Fritz Shaad
  • Patent number: 10231521
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying articles to a worksite comprises an exterior barrier wall defining a bag having an interior cavity therein wherein, the bag extends between a front and rear surface and first and second sides and a plurality of divider walls dividing the interior of the bag into a plurality of compartments. The apparatus further includes first and second side compartments located to either side of the bag each shaped and size to correspond to and contain a work boot therein and an opening through the front exterior surface wall sized to pass a portion of a hard hat therethrough so as to retain a brim portion of the hard hat within the interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Kyle Moroz
  • Patent number: 10226108
    Abstract: Collapsible portable containers having a foldable wall section with shape-retaining characteristics are disclosed. In particular, collapsible, wheeled suitcases and trolleys are provided. One or more casters of a collapsible suitcase may be retractable to permit a folding region of a wall section to overlap the depth dimension of the casters when in the collapsed position. The folding region may include foldable tiers of a flexible material, each tier having at least one stable, relatively expanded position and at least one stable, relatively collapsed position; and an intervening, non-folding tier. The non-folding tier may be of the same material as the flexible tiers but stiffer due to its geometry, or it may be composed of a different, relatively rigid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Sam Tung Tsui
  • Patent number: 10227724
    Abstract: A removable hanging laundry storage container such as a bag or hamper including a pair of substantially C-shaped handles extending upwards from opposites sides of the top of the hamper or bag. The C-shaped handles define interior regions for receiving a horizontal support to hang the hamper or bag thereon. The handles are sized and shaped to provide for a grasping surface on the opposite side of the handle end to allow the handle to be readily grasped when the storage container is hanging from a horizontal support to facilitate the lifting of the handle and hamper off the horizontal support. The hamper or bag may have cut-away sections matching the interior of the handles to provide an open area to facilitate placement and removal of the hampers on the horizontal support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Bertrand Barre, Francis Lepage
  • Patent number: 10226109
    Abstract: A carrying system includes a carrying device such as a bag, an attachment assembly such as one or more straps connected with the bag, and an item having a receiving element configured to receive a portion of a strap to thereby secure the item with the carrying device. In some examples the bag includes various attachment regions that provide locations on the interior and exterior of the bag for attaching multiple items. The bag further includes multiple interchangeable straps to provide the user with both functional and appearance choices in using the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Curtis M. Calder
  • Patent number: 10226402
    Abstract: A vent system for a liquid container having a container body with a top dispensing opening and a bottom portion having coupling elements and a bottom opening, the vent system including a solid closure member for closing the bottom opening; a sealing member disposed in the closure member, the sealing member including a sealing element configured to seal a rim of the container bottom opening and having a bore, and a one-way valve sealing the bore against liquid passage from the container and selectively permitting air passage through the bore into the container; complementary coupling elements on the closure member for coupling to the coupling elements on the bottom portion of the container, configured so that ambient air can enter between the container body and the closure member; and an air conduit extending from the coupling elements to a space in the vent system which is in operative communication with the bore, and a method for making it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Amikam Berkovitch
  • Patent number: 10220280
    Abstract: A user-friendly golf club head cover system adapted for full operation while never leaving its spot in the golf bag. It allows access to the club via a simple downward physical movement of the incorporated tube. The club head cover portion remains open until the golf club is reinserted into the system. The club head cover has a partially connected top panel that is closed via a simple upward physical movement of the incorporated tube. An internal spring panel or solid body structural top panel with residual biases may assist the opening and closing of the top panel. A series of rods maintain the golf club head cover in the golf bag. A magnetic closure keeps the club head cover portion closed. The opening and closing may be facilitated by manual manipulation of the top panel alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jerry Alvin Corcoran
  • Patent number: 10201734
    Abstract: A pocket for a golf bag includes a main body defining a storage compartment. The pocket includes a first attachment mechanism movable between an attached state attaching the main body to a first attachment location of the golf bag and a detached state allowing the main body to be separated from the first attachment location. The pocket also includes a second attachment mechanism movable between an attached state attaching the main body to a second attachment location of the golf bag and a detached state allowing the main body to be separated from the second attachment location. The pocket includes a carry mechanism operable to allow the main body to be carried separately from the golf bag when the first attachment mechanism is in the detached state and the second attachment mechanisms is in the detached state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Pactanac, Heather LeAnne Herron, Mark Andrew Alan, Harlan Charles Peden, III, Sherry Lynn Jones, James Huang Lua
  • Patent number: 10201217
    Abstract: A luggage case shell may be formed in a molding step. The luggage case shell may including an outer layer formed from a softer material, and a skeletal frame formed from a harder material. The skeletal frame may support the outer layer. A base frame may be joined to the outer layer and the skeletal frame. The base frame may support a telescoping handle and wheels. A foam layer may be positioned between the skeletal frame and the outer layer. Inner surfaces of the skeletal frame and the foam layer may be substantially co-planar. The outer layer and the skeletal frame may be joined in a pressing or molding operation. During the pressing or molding operation, the shell may also be shaped. The base frame or the foam layer may also be joined to the outer layer and the skeletal in the pressing or molding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Reinhard Meersschaert
  • Patent number: 10202222
    Abstract: A shipping container integrates a sharps disposal container with a new product storage container for shipping. The storage container stores new product. A sharps disposal container receives used sharps. One of the storage container and the sharps disposal container is disposed within the other of the storage container and the sharps disposal container for shipping. A lid is adapted to be connected to the outermost container of the sharps disposal container and the storage container for shipping and to a top of the sharps disposal container for receiving used sharps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Charles Hwang, Joshua D. Horvath, Christopher Schlenk, Roman Tunkel, Zenia Zaveri
  • Patent number: 10195116
    Abstract: The invention provides an elastomeric expandable container having a first opening adapted to enable the introduction of a comestible fluid under pressure to inflate the same, and a second opening provided in a nipple-like projection extending from said container and adapted for nursing babies, said second opening being closed by valve means, and said valve means being opened and closed by the natural nursing actions of the baby to enable fluid to flow under pressure of the inflated container through said nipple and out of the opening thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Elchanan Vaserman
  • Patent number: 10194727
    Abstract: A luggage article may include first and second opposing panels each forming a major face panel, first and second opposing side panels each forming a minor face panel and first and second end panels. The panels together may form an article defining an enclosed space. At least one panel of the major face panels the minor face panels, or the end panels may define a groove adjacent to the periphery thereof. The luggage article may further include a first frame structure having a first frame member. The first frame member may define a ring structure positioned about the periphery of the at least one panel. The first frame member, the at least one panel, and at least one adjacent luggage panel may be joined together by a fastener positioned through the first frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Reinhard Meersschaert, Dirk Santy