Patents Examined by Fenn C. Mathew
  • Patent number: 10433707
    Abstract: A lint remover cover is provided. The cover is a substantially flat and bendable sheet having a first end, a second end, an upper surface, a lower surface, and an edge about the perimeter. A strap is attached to the upper surface and protrudes past the edge on the first end. A connector is attached to the upper surface near the second end and releasably attaches to the strap. The cover is wrapped around a lint roller covering the adhesive tape. The strap connects to the connector to further secure the cover to the lint roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Helen Ann DeSimone
  • Patent number: 10433625
    Abstract: A fitted cap case that has a cap cover assembly having a front cover and a rear cover, a cap base assembly having a front base and a rear base, and a bottom base assembly having a front bottom base and a rear bottom base. The front cover closes onto the front base. The rear base and the rear bottom base slide within a cavity defined between the front base and the front bottom base to elongate or reduce a predetermined distance between a cap mount protrusion and a notched edge. The front cover closes onto the front base, and the rear cover closes, whereby rear cover lateral edges are partially positioned onto first and second channels, and lateral edges relatively align with a base edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Ednick Belizaire
  • Patent number: 10433624
    Abstract: A duffel bag includes a main compartment having a set of walls and an accessory storage compartment coupled to an outward-facing surface of at least one wall of the set of walls. The accessory storage compartment has one or more walls that define an accessory storage space between the outward-facing surface and the one or more walls of the accessory storage compartment. The accessory storage compartment includes an opening that provides access to the accessory storage space. At least one closure mechanism divides the opening into a first slot and a second slot by releasably bridging the opening. A carrying handle is provided, the carrying handle configured to cover or overlay the at least one closure mechanism in a stacked configuration when the carrying handle is in the carrying configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Amago
  • Patent number: 10420996
    Abstract: A protective golf bag system includes a golf bag a removable protective cover. The cover is supported by a protector fitted into a top opening of the bag. The protector includes a divider with a plurality of arms spanning across the sides of the bag and adapted to attach to the sides. These arms form areas for inserting of a number of golf clubs. At the bottom of the bag is a plate to which is releasably anchored an extensible tube with a top portion and a bottom portion centrally positioned in the golf bag with a handle extending through a center of the divider. A button on the handle releases a connecting member at each of the top and bottom of the extensible tube that fixes the relative position of the top and bottom portions of the extensible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
    Inventors: Chinawut Paul Paesang, Richard Ray North
  • Patent number: 10420403
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying one or more items in the form of a wallet includes one or more compartments. The wallet includes a slot to provide access to an interior of a compartment. The slot is positioned such that the one or more items within the compartment can be contacted along their bottom edge. In this manner the slot extends from the bottom edge of the wallet upwards towards the top of the wallet. In some instances the wallet includes interior dividers that have extended edges that extend past the length of the front and back of the wallet. These dividers with extended edges may also have a notch feature. These and other features of the wallet assist in inserting and removing the one or more items from the wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Curtis M. Calder
  • Patent number: 10414536
    Abstract: Portable display containers with spine and cross supports, methods of making portable display containers with spine and cross supports, and methods of using containers with spine and cross supports. The portable display containers have a plurality of tiers, each tier having a base tray, at least one spine, and two or more cross supports that add strength and rigidity to the display, allowing the portable display containers to be fully loaded with product or items prior to transportation and/or shipment to the display location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Criss K. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10414260
    Abstract: A vehicle cover includes an elongated elastic body having a plurality of tubular channels extending parallel to each other and in gaseous communication with each other; a plurality of horizontal straps extending parallel to each other and running perpendicular to the plurality of tubular channels; a first strap and a second strap secured to the body and configured to intersect with each other at a center of the body; a hole extending through a thickness of the body and configured to receive an antenna of the vehicle therethrough; and a pump secured to the body and configured to drive air into the plurality of horizontal straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Marsh
  • Patent number: 10405625
    Abstract: A bra storage apparatus for the storage, transport, and air-drying of brassieres structured and arranged to be compact, lightweight, and designed to hold six to eight bras in a locking system that will maintain their shape thereby appealing strongly to any woman, both for home-use and use when traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Elsa Cardenas
  • Patent number: 10405627
    Abstract: A luggage having a luggage body with a fold out table is provided. The luggage body includes a top, a bottom, a front side, a rear side, a first side and a second side. The body further includes a slot formed along the rear side with an opening formed at the top leading into the slot. At least one wheel, such as a plurality of wheels are secured to the bottom of the body. A platform is slidably engaged with the slot. The platform includes a stowed position, a handle position, and a table position. The stowed position includes the platform substantially disposed within the slot, the handle position includes the platform extending from the slot and disposed vertically, and the table position includes the platform extending from the slot and disposed horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Charles Boland, III
  • Patent number: 10383415
    Abstract: A foldable travel bag assembly is provided including a foldable travel bag and a clothing rack, which is removably attachable to the foldable travel bag. The clothing rack can adopt a first position in which it is stored inside the travel bag, and a second position in which it is secured to the travel bag and extends upward and outward from the travel bag providing an upper hanging tube for hanging clothes. The longitudinal front and rear ends of the travel bag can fold inward for storage purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth James Graham, Kara Lynn Mckee
  • Patent number: 10386110
    Abstract: A chest freezer includes a chest body which includes a cooling chamber which is accessible from above, a covering hood which covers a top of the chest body, and two access sides arranged opposite to each other from which an access to the cooling chamber exists when the covering hood is in an open position. The covering hood includes a triple sliding lid arrangement which includes two three-track rail profiles arranged parallel to each other and transversely to the two access sides, each of the two three-track rail profiles include a lower, a middle and an upper track, two side sliding lids which, in a closed position, are arranged at the two access sides, and a central sliding lid which, in a central position, is arranged approximately centrally between the two side sliding lids. The central sliding lid is guided in the lower track of the two three-track rail profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: REMIS GESELLSCHAFT FUER ENTWICKLUNG UND VERTRIEB VON TECHNISCHEN ELEMENTEN MBH
    Inventors: Ralf Toschek, Carsten Weller
  • Patent number: 10384834
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose and describe embodiment containers for displaying, visualizing, and aroma sampling botanical materials—such as tea, cannabis, and the like including a container body, lid, and lens—which may have various shapes. In a preferred embodiment, the lid is shaped to define a recessed area with scent openings permitting aroma sampling of a sample contained within. A removable plug is shaped to fit within the recessed area of the lid. The container body and lid, with the removable plug fit within the lid, and form an airtight chamber within. A botanical sample may be visualized through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: William Thomas Smith, Cheryl Ann Smith
  • Patent number: 10376028
    Abstract: A convertible travel bag includes a first compartment, a second compartment rotatably coupled to the first compartment, and a third compartment rotatably coupled to the first compartment. The second compartment and the third compartment are rotatable between a backpack mode and a side-carry mode. In the backpack mode, the first compartment is positioned between the second compartment and the third compartment, and in the side-carry mode, the first compartment is longitudinally in line with both the second compartment and the third compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SWITCH DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: James Poss
  • Patent number: 10376029
    Abstract: A luggage includes first, second, central compartments and a trolly handle. The first compartment has a first lid portion provided on an outer opening portion, two side portions, a top portion, a bottom portion, and an inner opening portion defined by inner edges of the two side portions, the top portion, and the bottom portion. The second compartment has portions similar to the first compartment. The central compartment is provided between the inner opening portions of the first compartment and the second compartment. The trolly handle has two vertical leg portions and a handle portion connected to the two vertical leg portions substantially perpendicular to each of the two vertical leg portions. Each of the two vertical leg portions of the trolly handle is embedded in a corresponding side wall portion of the central compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TRAVELERS CLUB LUGGAGE, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Yu
  • Patent number: 10368618
    Abstract: System and method of storing cards for ease of carrying and access by a user. The system, which may be a wallet, may include a sleeve or band that tightly holds or maintains a card or plurality of cards. The sleeve may have an opening at the top and at the bottom to allow for cards to be positioned within the sleeve. A pull-strap may be coupled to the sleeve and weave through the sleeve in an S-shape to create a first pocket for cards and a second pocket for cards. The pull-strap may pass through a guide in the body of the sleeve that can be pulled or actuated to allow for easy retrieval of the cards from the pockets. The pull-strap and cards can be easily retracted within the sleeve with a single hand of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Nomatic, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Richards, Jacob Durham
  • Patent number: 10369439
    Abstract: A golf bag and golf bag collar structure are disclosed. More specifically, a golf bag including a rigid frame including a collar having a top edge and a bottom edge is disclosed. The golf bag further includes a longitudinal axis and a bag body extending about the rigid frame. The collar includes a generally tubular portion extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis and a flared portion extending outwardly toward the top edge from a first end located intermediate the top edge and the bottom edge to a second end located at the top edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keith Dolezel, Mark Ballesteros
  • Patent number: 10370147
    Abstract: A storage and transport container, in an unassembled state, is composed of a single-piece container blank having a bottom, foldable side and end walls and four corner flaps foldable inwardly at the side walls or the end walls. Respective turnover rims are integrally formed on the side walls and the end walls so that when the turnover rims are folded over, a stacking profile having a hook rim can be attached over the same. Four corner pieces are provided, wherein each corner piece has a base body having an upper stacking rim. Two insertion profiles are integrally formed on the base body, each having an angled profile section at the front end. The angled profile section positively fits in a respective profile recess of the side walls and the end walls. The stacking profiles extend over the insertion profiles flush against the stacking rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Montara Verpaceken Mit System GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Dimer
  • Patent number: 10369438
    Abstract: A shaft holding device comprises a body that has a top and a bottom and a central axis extending between the top and the bottom. A length of the body measured along the central axis is larger than a largest dimension measured perpendicular to the central axis. A plurality of slots is formed by the body and each is configured to releasably secure a shaft therein. Each of the plurality of slots has an axis spaced from and generally parallel with the central axis. Each of the plurality of slots is open along a side of the body and, for each cross section along the length of the body taken about a plane perpendicular to the central axis, each inner circumferential width of an opening of each of the plurality of slots is smaller than a diameter of each of the plurality of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DESIGNLYNX PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. Orme, Jeremy M. Fallis, Jr., Michael A. Koether, Daniel Shanahan, Nicholas J. Nawa
  • Patent number: 10370179
    Abstract: A transport pocket for transporting an article in an overhead conveyor includes a suspension element by which the transport pocket can be suspended from the overhead conveyor, a pocket body having a front wall, a rear wall and a base therebetween, where the front wall has an opening, and a lever element by which the pocket body can be switched between at least two positions in which the front wall and the rear wall assume different relative vertical positions. In a first of the at least two positions, the opening is at a suitable distance from a deepest point of the pocket body for securely housing the article in the pocket body and, in a second of the at least two positions, the opening reaches the deepest point of the pocket body so that the article is able to slide out of the pocket body through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Vanderlande Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Ralf F. Schneuing
  • Patent number: 10363201
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a baby bottle apparatus, comprising: a nipple (11); a liquid container (12); a flexible tube (17) connecting the nipple to the container; a normally-closed valve, for controlling the flow of fluid from the container (12) to the nipple (11); at least one lever (13), for opening the valve for fluid passage from the container to the nipple; thereby allowing a user to control fluid flow from the baby bottle apparatus. Preferably, the mechanism for limiting the distance between the parallel bars comprising a rotatable ring (15) having a different outer diameter therealong, such that a movement of each of the levers (13) is limited by the ring (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ELIEZER ELIMELECH ROSE
    Inventor: Eliezer Elimelech Rose