Patents Examined by Sue A. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10722013
    Abstract: An expandable luggage bag including a first bag portion made of a first material that forms a first interior volume. The expandable luggage bag further includes a second bag portion made of a second material that has a first state having a first rigidity and a second state having a second rigidity different than the first rigidity. The expandable luggage bag further includes a solar panel in selective electrical communication with the second bag portion. The second bag portion is in the first state when the second bag portion is not in electrical communication with the solar panel. The second bag portion is in the second state when the second bag portion is in electrical communication with the solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jinrong Yang, Ramzi Khalil Maalouf
  • Patent number: 10716374
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a reconfigurable bag which can form a variety of bags, handbags and purses. With all of the demands of busy lives, women today need to have a variety of bags and purses. Women need a clutch for evening use, a large purse for taking to work, a smaller purse for daytime outings, and a briefcase or computer bag. A reconfigurable bag as disclosed herein would help to eliminate these issues by providing a bag that can be converted to a variety of bags and purses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Rania Salibi
  • Patent number: 10716379
    Abstract: A luggage article, such as luggage case, with zipper pull-tabs laterally engaged along inner sides and separably secured by a magnetic force, without interlocking with each other, to allow enhanced manipulation of the zipper pull-tabs, zipper sliders and optionally improved operation of the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Andrea Ponti
  • Patent number: 10702032
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to double-sided wheel assemblies and methods thereof. In one embodiment, double-sided wheel assembly is provided that may comprise a wheel member comprising a first wheel; a second wheel; and a center member disposed between the first wheel and the second wheel, the first wheel and second wheel adapted to distribute the load of the luggage; a wheel carriage for supporting the wheel member; and a wheel support base adapted to couple with the wheel carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TUMI, INC.
    Inventor: Paul V. Scicluna
  • Patent number: 10696471
    Abstract: A container (100) includes a first side (101) defining an aperture (107), a second side (102), and a plurality of other sides (103,104,105). The first side, the second side, the plurality of other sides defining an interior volume (106) of the container. A plurality of gloves (1001) is disposed within the interior volume such that one or more gloves may be drawn from the container through the aperture. An antimicrobial coating (302) disposed upon one or more of the first side, the second side, and the plurality of sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Alyson Ovitt, Paul Lishnevsky
  • Patent number: 10689170
    Abstract: A tank and closure cap apparatus is disclosed. The tank has an upper end or top with a manhole like larger diameter opening that can be closed with a lid having a smaller diameter opening equipped with an outlet fitting. A specially configured shroud protectively covers the lid clamp and is secured with a closure cap that seals the outlet fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Tom Gurtner
  • Patent number: 10681969
    Abstract: Provided herein is a luggage case having a first portion having a storage space, a second foldable portion having at least one expandable sleeve for transforming between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration, a separation member positioned between the first portion and the second foldable portion, the separation member separating the first and second portions such that when the second foldable portion is in the folded configuration the separation member prevents the second foldable portion from take away any storage space from the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: 24-7 International LLC
    Inventor: Christina Deponte
  • Patent number: 10683127
    Abstract: A plastic container comprises an upper portion including a finish defining an opening into the container, a lower portion including a base defining a standing surface, a sidewall extending between the upper portion and the lower portion, the sidewall defining a longitudinal axis, and at least one substantially transversely-oriented pressure panel located in the lower portion. The pressure panel is movable between an outwardly-inclined position and an inwardly-inclined position to compensate for a change of pressure inside the container. The standing surface defines a standing plane, and the entire pressure panel is located between the standing plane and the upper portion of the container when the pressure panel is in the outwardly-inclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CO2PAC Limited
    Inventors: David Melrose, Paul Kelley, John Denner, Gregory A. Trude
  • Patent number: 10624432
    Abstract: A changeable bag includes a first bag body having a first accommodating portion; a second bag body having a second accommodating portion accommodating the first bag body; and a coupling portion that detachably couples the first bag body accommodated in the second bag body to the second bag body, wherein the coupling portion includes a bottom coupling portion that detachably couples a bottom of the first bag body and a bottom of the second bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Ji Hyun Gea
  • Patent number: 10617186
    Abstract: The luggage article described herein provides improved stability by creating an increased footprint at the bottom to improve stability. The footprint is increase by position the supports for the luggage article outside the perimeter of the body. The supports may be a plurality of wheel spinner assemblies. The wheel spinner assemblies may have an upright axis of rotation that is positioned outside of the perimeter of the body thereby improving stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Philip J. Karl, Jason Gifford
  • Patent number: 10619796
    Abstract: A protective cover for medical gas canisters includes a membrane that serves as a physical barrier to cross-contamination of biohazards in healthcare settings. An opening allows for insertion of the canister, and perforated access points that are permeable to gas provide access to valves. Sterilizing material in the access points help disinfect valves. The top of includes slack so that the membrane does not tear when handles and knobs are grasped and manipulated. A visual alignment marker indicates proper rotational alignment of the perforated access point with valves. The membrane is see-through so labels and gauges remain viewable. Elastic bands help provide a tight fit about the canister. A user slips the membrane over a canister, rotationally aligning the visual alignment marker with a valve, and connects a hose to a valve through the access point such that the perforated access point forms a seal over the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Wood
  • Patent number: 10611017
    Abstract: A storage bag has rear wall is spaced from a front wall a distance D and an upper opening. A lid includes front and rear lid portions movably joined to upper ends of the front and rear walls. The front lid portion has a height A when upright and the rear lid portion has a height B when upright, wherein A<D/2, B>D/2 and A+B?D to define a side inclined relative to the bottom wall between the upper edges of the lid portions in their open positions. The inclined side has a length C wherein C2=(B?A)2+D2. A flexible web is co-planar with each of the side walls in the open positions of the lid portions. Each web is joined to the front and rear lid portions and an associated side wall and extends along an associated inclined side. A zipper extends along the edges of the front and rear lid portions and along an associated inclined side of each web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Michael H. Panosian, Joshua Keeler
  • Patent number: 10610751
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a collapsible sub-assembly including a divider top and a base, a plurality of first snap-fit connectors provided around a portion of an outer perimeter of the divider top, and a flat having a divider top end opposite a base end, an interior side, and an exterior side. The flat includes a plurality of second snap-fit connectors provided along a portion of the divider top end. The flat attaches to the sub-assembly by mating snap-fit engagement of the plurality of first snap-fit connectors around the divider top with the plurality of second snap-fit connectors along the divider top end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: James Martell, John Loudenslager, Brian McGuire, Ryan Bruce, David Higdon
  • Patent number: 10610750
    Abstract: A golf bag (100) comprises a rotatable roller (116) upon which the bag (100) can be supported while being moved. The roller (116) is axially elongate and has outer portions (120) whose axial section has a convex curvature to reduce damage to ground over which the bag (100) is moved. Also disclosed is a golf bag accessory (200) comprising mounting means (206) for receipt of a portion of a golf bag (202). The golf bag accessory (200) further comprises securing means (204) for securing the golf bag (202) in the mounting means (206) and a rotatable roller (116) which is axially elongate and comprises an outer surface whose axial section (120) has a convex curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Eamonn O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 10602821
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a soft-sided carry-all bag containing fixed insulated and non-insulated compartments for extensive storage of various items needed for everyday use including, among other things, food, footwear, laptop computers, cellular phones, books and notebooks, writing or eating utensils, water and drinks bottles, eyeglasses, coins, wallets, credit cards, cosmetics, toiletries, and clothing. The bag is meant to provide an individual with a means for consolidating such various items of everyday use without sacrificing aesthetic features, and generally includes a flexible main compartment for the storage of larger items, a rigid insulated compartment for the storage of perishable items, and a rigid non-insulated compartment for the storage of smaller items, each with separate access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ta'Loria Da'Shea Young, Eunice Damaris Martinez-Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10604316
    Abstract: A rolling band for wrapping clothing is made of non-stick material. A first adhesive member is attached to the top surface of the rolling band, and a second adhesive member is attached to the bottom surface thereof. A clothing item is placed on the top surface of the rolling band and rolled together therewith to attach the second adhesive member and the first adhesive member to each other to firmly maintain the clothing in the rolled state, and thus as the first and second adhesive members adhere effectively to each other, due to self-adhesiveness without an adhesive agent, but not to the clothing, the wrapping work can be accomplished easily, quickly and without damage to the clothing, and as the wrapped clothing firmly maintains the rolled shape, the volume of the clothing is compressed, wrinkling and untidiness are prevented, and portability is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: So Yeon Park
  • Patent number: 10595601
    Abstract: There is provided a trolley mechanism for wheeled luggage, the wheeled luggage comprising four luggage wheels at a lower surface of the wheeled luggage and a deployable trolley handle at an upper surface of the wheeled luggage such that, in use, the wheeled luggage may be manoeuvred about by the deployable trolley handle in a substantially upright orientation supported by the luggage wheels and wherein the trolley mechanism comprising a deployable trolley deck, the trolley deck being pivotally coupled substantially at the lower surface of the wheeled luggage at a proximal edge of the trolley deck and having at least one trolley wheel at an opposite distal end of the trolley deck such that the deployable trolley deck is pivotally configurable between: a stowed configuration wherein the trolley deck lies against a surface of the wheeled luggage; and a deployed configuration wherein the trolley deck is deployed at a substantial right angle to the surface such that, when the wheeled luggage is in the substantiall
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Austin
  • Patent number: 10582789
    Abstract: A vessel holder device for use with a rolling case comprising an extensible handle, the vessel holder device comprising: a body structure; an attachment structure coupled to the body structure configured to couple the body structure to the extensible handle; a vessel holder assembly one or more of pivotably and rotatably coupled to the body structure; and an enclosure disposed with an interior portion of the rolling case that is configured to receive the body structure and the attachment structure when the extensible handle is retracted towards and/or into the rolling case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Work Hard, Play Harder LLC
    Inventors: Jason T. Klugh, Thomas M. Ricciuto
  • Patent number: 10575613
    Abstract: An interchangeable handbag system includes a stand alone foundation handbag having an inner storage accommodating surface and an outer decorative surface. The foundation handbag may have regions, such as a hollow interior, front panel, a rear panel and a bottom panel connected by at least one edge to form a hollow container open at a top end thereof. Alternately the foundation handbag may be a flexible open-top container with a closed bottom, where the hollow interior, front and rear regions are part of the continuous container. The handbag system includes one or more reversible and/or non-reversible outer bottomless band trim covers that fit over a portion of the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The bottomless band trim covers may fit over a portion of the foundation bag and/or another bottomless band trim cover. The bottomless band trim covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ID Bag, Inc
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Patent number: 10568397
    Abstract: A minimalist wallet provides capture and ready access to credit cards, paper money bills, and receipts in a single (solitary; one and only one) pocket covered by a closure acting as a guide to fold money and receipts. Credit cards act as a bender or edge around which to bend bills and receipts. The closure tucks into the pocket and the entire wallet fits within a shirt pocket, a front or rear trouser pocket, or in a jacket, sweater, or the like with minimum profile. Relieved corners (open corners; non-corners) permit the wallet to thin down to minimum content or expand to maximum content. The wallet is simple, adaptable, renders all the content readily visible, yet secures all contents so long as it remains within any pocket of clothing or luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Firebox Outdoors LLP
    Inventor: Steven S. Despain