Patents Examined by Sue A. Weaver
  • Patent number: 11071363
    Abstract: A thin card sized wallet is provided herein that is super-thin, comfortable to wear, and minimally sized to store and transport essential articles. The thin card sized wallet is formed from a single piece of folded material and includes an obverse face, a reverse face, a pouch, a first sleeve, second sleeve, third sleeve, and fourth sleeve. The pouch is situated between the obverse face and reverse face and is configured to receive articles therein. The first sleeve and second sleeve are situated between the obverse face and the reverse face to receive one or more cards therein. The third sleeve and fourth sleeve are situated on the obverse face to receive one or more cards therein. The wallet may further include radiofrequency identification (RFID) shields to protect RFID enabled cards from electronic theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Elad Burko
  • Patent number: 11065516
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of golf bags, golf bag tops, and methods to manufacture golf bags and golf bag tops are generally described herein. In one example, a golf bag may include a body portion having a top portion, a bottom portion, a first housing portion, and a second housing portion located outside of the first housing portion and defined by a club fastener portion and a base portion. A club divider portion may be located at or proximate to the top portion. A handle portion may be coupled to the club divider portion, and may include the club fastener portion. The base portion may be located at or proximate to the bottom portion. The club fastener portion may engage a first portion of a golf club, and the base portion may engage a second portion of the second golf club. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PARSONS XTREME GOLF, LLC
    Inventor: Duane E. Pacha
  • Patent number: 11044973
    Abstract: A portable combined bed and storage apparatus and methods of assembling thereof. The combined bed and storage apparatus provides for an efficient and convenient way to transport one's personal items, linens, and sleeping surface such as a mattress. The combined bed and storage apparatus configuration prevents items from getting lost and allows for quick assembly, disassembly, and stowage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Taylor Ali Easterwood, Farrah Walker
  • Patent number: 11044977
    Abstract: A container system includes several carry items or containers for carrying items, the carry items or containers each have a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The carry items or containers include magnetic coupling elements on at least one side to magnetically couple to another one of the carry items or containers. The magnetic coupling elements can be arranged so that a specific orientation of the carry items or containers can be enforced by there not being a magnetic attraction when the items are not properly oriented and aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Kenneth Wayne Schurman
  • Patent number: 11039671
    Abstract: A pocketable device comprises a mechanical assembly for holding bills and credit cards, the mechanical assembly including a latch plate or upper jaw and a spring plate or lower jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Peter Shields
  • Patent number: 11034373
    Abstract: A cover for the handle of a shopping cart or similar devices, to reduce the transmission of contaminants present on such handles, comprises a bag having front and rear members, the members being connected such that an opening is formed therebetween; each member having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surfaces facing each other; a fastening means attached to each inner surface, the fastening means being positioned so as to interact with each other; a utility pocket attached to the front member; the utility pocket further comprising a storage pouch therein; and a transport pocket which is attached to the rear member, the transport pocket being sized to contain the cover therein when the cover is compacted; and the cover sized to fit onto the handle assembly of a cart, thereby forming a barrier between the handle and a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Karen L. Fellema
  • Patent number: 11019899
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, an electronic luggage device may be disclosed. The electronic luggage device may be fully TSA compliant. The device may be capable of communicating both wirelessly and by wired connection(s) to other devices. The electronic luggage device may also charge other devices by battery and in turn be charged by other electric power facilities. The electronic luggage device may have GPS capabilities, an intelligent “sleep-mode,” multiple various charging and communicatory ports, a recessed telescoping handle fixture, a hidden battery compartment, and a high capacity removable battery. The removable battery may be retained by any locking means understood by a person having ordinary skill in the art. The removable battery may be automatically or manually ejected. This may be accomplished by a spring-loaded force, a slot and rail system, or equivalents as would be understood by a person having ordinary skill in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ARLO SKYE, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayur Bhatnagar, Mauricio Issa Llano
  • Patent number: 11006717
    Abstract: A flexible luxury strap is provided having a plurality of beads attached (or linked) to each other to form a substantially rectangular array of alternating first and second rows. The array has a length and a width. The first row has a number of substantially identical beads greater than the number of beads in the second row. The second row has a bead of an elongate shape whose length defines the width of the array. In some instances, the bead of an elongate shape may be formed by adhering a plurality of smaller beads together. Substantially all or all of the beads may be crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Melissa Bentz, Kimberly Jankowsky
  • Patent number: 11006713
    Abstract: A wallet including a plate and a strap attached to the plate is provided. The strap has a first end, a central portion, and a second end. The plate is shaped as a frame defining an opening and defining an anchoring slot, and a lacing region defining a plurality of lacing slots is suspended within the opening by one or more connectors. The first end of the strap is anchored to the plate through the anchoring slot, the central portion of the strap extends around plate, and the second end of the strap is laced through the lacing slots to secure the strap to the plate, which defines an interior compartment between the strap and the plate. Contents of the wallet are positioned between the central portion of the strap and the plate and are held in place by tightening the second end of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TRAYVAX ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Mark King
  • Patent number: 11006718
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, an electronic luggage device may be disclosed. The electronic luggage device may be fully TSA compliant. The device may be capable of communicating both wirelessly and by wired connection(s) to other devices. The electronic luggage device may also charge other devices by battery and in turn be charged by other electric power facilities. The electronic luggage device may have GPS capabilities, an intelligent “sleep-mode,” multiple various charging and communicatory ports, a recessed telescoping handle fixture, a hidden battery compartment, and a high capacity removable battery. The removable battery may be retained by any locking means understood by a person having ordinary skill in the art. The removable battery may be automatically or manually ejected. This may be accomplished by a spring-loaded force, a slot and rail system, or equivalents as would be understood by a person having ordinary skill in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ARLO SKYE, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayur Bhatnagar, Mauricio Issa Llano
  • Patent number: 11001131
    Abstract: A protective cover for a vehicle, the protective cover including a forward portion for covering at least a portion of at least one front cowl of the vehicle when installed thereon; a rearward portion for covering at least a portion of a seat of the vehicle when installed thereon; and an intermediate portion extending between the forward portion and the rearward portion for covering at least a handlebar of the vehicle when installed thereon, the intermediate portion defining an aperture for selectively accessing the handlebar when the protective cover is installed on the vehicle, the aperture being sized, shaped, and located to allow the intermediate portion to be pushed down around the handlebar such that the handlebar extends through and above the protective cover, the vehicle being capable of being operated with the protective cover being installed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventor: Caroline Letendre
  • Patent number: 10919374
    Abstract: A vehicle windshield protection device. The device may comprise: a cover portion and side mirror straps. The cover portion may comprise support members configured to prevent the vehicle windshield protection device from being blown off a vehicle. The cover portion may substantially cover an outer surface of a windshield of the vehicle. The side mirror straps may engage with one or more side mirrors of the vehicle. The wind strap may engage with a top portion of a vehicle and may prevent the device from being blown off the vehicle. The cover portion is generally configured to prevent frost, ice, and snow from adhering to the windshield and/or to prevent sunlight from coming through the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Delk Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Don Barnes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10918180
    Abstract: The carrying case is an item of luggage. The carrying case is configured for use by water. The carrying case is handheld. The carrying case has a fluid impermeable structure. The carrying case comprises a container, a lid, a watertight seal, an interior lantern, a side access door, and a plurality of locking latches. The container and lid form the containment space of the carrying case. The interior lantern illuminates the containment space of the carrying case. The lid provides access to the containment space of the carrying case. The side access door provides access to the containment space of the carrying case. The plurality of locking latches secures the lid to the container when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Heimler
  • Patent number: 10912358
    Abstract: A telescopic suitcase handle is provided for including a telescopic handle housing disposed within a suitcase, a lower extendible handle section movably disposed within the telescopic handle housing, and an upper extendible handle section movably disposed within the lower section. A spring loaded bullet disposed within the upper section releasably engages with one of a plurality of openings along the length of the lower section for temporarily holding the upper extendible handle section in place. A spring-loaded protrusion releasably engages with the lower extendible handle section for temporarily holding the lower section in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TUMI, INC.
    Inventors: Paul V. Scicluna, Peter C. Wu, Victor G. Sanz
  • Patent number: 10905214
    Abstract: A clothing container and rack is disclosed herein. The clothing container and rack includes a collapsible crate having a plurality of collapsible side panels pivotably coupled to a bottom portion, the collapsible crate defining an interior cavity for holding one or more items of apparel; and a clothing rack configured to be attached to the collapsible crate, the clothing rack including a clothes rod for hanging one or more items of clothing. In one or more further embodiments, the clothing container and rack further includes a suitcase housing disposed around the collapsible crate, the collapsible crate forming at least a portion of a suitcase frame supporting the suitcase housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ELK Promotions, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Alan Wieclaw
  • Patent number: 10893733
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a module collapsible accessory organizer for use with a luggage bag. The accessory organizer includes foldable compartments. The compartments can each be collapsed down when necessary to free up interior volume of the luggage bag in which the accessory organizer is placed. The compartments can stack and fold onto each other, and be inserted into or removed from a luggage bag. The compartments can be attached to each other. The compartments are modular such that the accessory organizer can be configured to include any desired number of compartments. The compartments of the accessory organizer are quickly unfolded and deployed for easy access to personal contents stored therein. The accessory organizer is a standalone organizer when not stored in a luggage bag. The accessory organizer can be manufactured and shipped as a standalone organizer, and then used with a variety of already-existent luggage bags of various dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: OREGAMI, LLC
    Inventors: David Kao, Richard P. Christen
  • Patent number: 10881178
    Abstract: A configurable bag is provided. The configurable bag has plurality of various interconnecting storage compartments (or “modules”). The interconnecting storage compartments may be selectively used to store various objects such as, for example, shoes, clean clothes, dirty clothes, toiletries, etc. The interconnecting storage compartments may be selectively secured vertically to each other so as to be able to be easily fit within, for example, a standard vertical gym locker. Retractable hooks may be secured to the sides of the interconnecting storage compartments so as to allow the assembled device to hang vertically from a hanger poll. The storage compartments may allow for both front and top access into the interior of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Drew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10863809
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carrying bag includes a carrying bag body formed by a security panel assembly comprising a cut-resistant fabric or mesh, with a strap channel having at least two spaced-apart reinforced channel openings; and a carrying strap comprising: first and second wire cables; a first flexible material having a first lateral region folded around the first wire cable to enclose the first wire cable and a second lateral region folded around the second wire cable to enclose the second wire cable; and a second flexible material arranged on or over a central region of the first flexible material. Representative embodiments may include a water-resistant pocket coupled to a protected seam and extending to an exterior of the carrying bag body; and a fastener to close the water-resistant pocket external to the carrying bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Jason Michael Kramer, Bryce Ryan Hickman
  • Patent number: 10864965
    Abstract: A cover for a vehicle, such as a boat, including a ratchet and straps. The straps are connected to a plate for evenly distributing the load placed on the straps when the straps are tightened by the ratchet. The straps, when tightened, provide form to the cover such that water will run off the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dowco, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Alexander
  • Patent number: 10849399
    Abstract: A container system includes several carry items or containers for carrying items. The carry items or containers each have a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The carry items or containers include magnetic coupling elements on at least one side to magnetically couple to another one of the carry items or containers. The magnetic coupling elements can be arranged so that a specific orientation of the carry items or containers can be enforced by there not being a magnetic attraction when the items are not properly oriented and aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Wayne Schurman