Patents Examined by Sue A. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10306963
    Abstract: A holder for cards, including a housing (1) which tightly fits around a stack of at least three cards (2) and has at least one card opening (3) for locating and removing cards, while opposite the card opening (3) within the housing a card eject feature is provided such that the cards through the card opening (3) can be partly slid from the housing, which card eject feature is designed to move within the housing between a first and a second position and during the movement forces the cards to partly exit the housing. The holder has a feature to avoid jamming of the card eject feature while engaging the cards stack and forcing them to exit the housing, preferably allows the jamming element to deflect, e.g. since the jamming element keeps a sufficient gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: R.J. VAN GEER BEHEER BV
    Inventor: Rene Johan Van Geer
  • Patent number: 10292470
    Abstract: A luggage article (2) having surface features providing enhanced corner strength is provided. The luggage article may include a shell (4) at least partially formed by an outer layer (6), and including first and second shell portions (28) selectively secured together at a split line (26), the first shell portion defining a first corner region (24). The luggage article may include at least one first surface feature formed by the outer layer, the at least one first surface feature having a depth. The depth of the at least one first surface feature may be greater nearer the first corner region. The depth of the at least one first surface feature may decrease with distance away from the first corner region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Erik Sijmons, Michael Vandemergel
  • Patent number: 10285479
    Abstract: A cord pouch organizer includes a pouch or other enclosure with a zipper or other closure on one end; a slit or other aperture in each end from which cords could be pulled through; two areas on which to write or provide labels to identify device type and owner's name/initials or other identifying indicium or indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PFB Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Faith Bradberry, Joseph Pete Bradberry
  • Patent number: 10278463
    Abstract: A bag includes a first sidewall, a second opposing sidewall, and a foldable base. The foldable base is coupled to the first sidewall and the second side wall. The foldable base includes a first rigid panel coupled to a second rigid panel such that the foldable base is configured to fold from a generally flat configuration to a folded configuration, thereby converting the bag from an expanded configuration to a collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Rebecca Sax Osnowitz
  • Patent number: 10278462
    Abstract: A luggage shell or case made from a sheet formed by compacting and heating a mat made of either a mixture of randomly oriented first discontinuous non-woven plastic fibers (42) having a first melting temperature and randomly oriented second discontinuous reinforcing non-woven plastic fiber (46) having a second melting temperature higher than the first melting temperature, or a bicomponent fiber having a first plastic portion having a first melting temperature and a second plastic portion having a second melting temperature. The non-woven mat is heated at a temperature between the first melting temperature and the second melting temperature, as well as by forming the compacted non-woven sheet (64) into the luggage shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Mathieu Vandevelde, Pauline M. Koslowski
  • Patent number: 10278468
    Abstract: A universal arrangement for a suitcase comprising a slidable internal frame placed side by side inside the upper portion the suitcase, that may be smoothly pulled out by the user when opening the suitcase, allowing to comfortably hang garment hangers and smoothly push it back inside the suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PLEVO LLC
    Inventor: Federico Nahuel Pelatti
  • Patent number: 10273072
    Abstract: A hot-fill PET container or bottle (10) filling with a liquid at an elevated temperature has a side wall (9) extending to a lower portion including a pressure panel (11) and a base (21) in its unfolded or pre-fill position. The panel (11) is transversely oriented and has a decoupling or hinge structure or element (13), an initiator portion (1) and control portion (5) of a steeply angled inverting conical section between 30 and 45 degrees. The control portion enables the inversion of the panel (11) into the container (10) to compensate for vacuum or reduced pressure induced within the container as the liquid cools down. The base (2) can also have a plurality of reinforcing ribs (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CO2 PAC Limited
    Inventor: David Murray Melrose
  • Patent number: 10258121
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying foldable footwear that comprises a drawstring pouch having a side pocket that reversibly adjusts between undrawn and drawn states. When undrawn, the pouch is characterized by an opening at the top of the pouch that is dimensioned and configured for receiving a pair of foldable shoes in an interior of the pouch. When drawn, the pouch is characterized by a drawstring arranged on the upper portion sealing off the opening, thereby concealing the interior of the pouch. The apparatus further comprises a collapsible tote bag removably inserted in the side pocket, where the tote bag is configured to reversibly convert between unfolded and folded states. When unfolded, the tote bag is characterized by an interior portion that receives a pair of unfolded shoes, where the interior portion further includes a storage pocket. When folded, the tote bag is completely contained within the second pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gavrieli Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kfir Gavrieli, Dikla Gavrieli
  • Patent number: 10258124
    Abstract: A clothing accessory organization device. The clothing accessory organization device includes a housing with a base and one or more sidewalls forming an interior volume with an open upper end. Several storage compartments are placed within the interior volume through the upper end and are sized so that the positioning of the storage compartments may be easily rearranged within the interior volume. One or more retractable J-shaped hooks are placed within the housing and designed to slide between a retracted position and an extended position. The J-shaped hooks are adapted to hang the clothing accessory organization device from a flat surface when in the extended position, such as from the top of a door. The invention may also be positioned on a horizontal surface, such as on dresser top or within a drawer. Additionally, a retractable handle is located within a sidewall for easy transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Terrance Watson
  • Patent number: 10246238
    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: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CO2PAC LIMITED
    Inventors: David Murray Melrose, John Denner, Paul Kelley, Gregory Trude
  • Patent number: 10238193
    Abstract: A handbag with interchangeable covers that alter the overall look of the handbag. This allows users to customize the aesthetics of the bag and have multiple looks without having to purchase an entirely new handbag. The insert has a zipper enclosure and inner pocket. The outer covers can be made from a variety of materials and securely attach to the insert, fully enveloping it. The two pieces are easily attached by fastening the pegs located on the top of the cover with corresponding holes located on the top of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CALIN NYC
    Inventor: Allison Echelman
  • Patent number: 10238935
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag bottoms and methods to manufacture golf bag bottoms are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 10219595
    Abstract: A transportable container includes at least one end plate and four side walls and which defines, in at least one configuration for use, at least one internal compartment for the placement of utensils, tools and objects in general. The container includes an interlocking coupling unit for the plate and at least one of the side walls; the unit includes at least one first profiled element, which is associated with one side of the plate and defines at least one first groove for guiding and partial accommodation of one of the side walls. The unit also includes at least one second profiled element, which is substantially perpendicular to the plate and defines at least one rail for guiding and partial coupling of the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: G.T. LINE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Tonelli
  • Patent number: 10220979
    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 (110) is disposed within the interior volume such that one or more gloves may be drawn from the container through the aperture. A magnetic device (112) is proximately located with the second side. When the second side is proximately located with a ferrous object, the magnetic device magnetically couples the container to the ferrous object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Silkaitis
  • Patent number: 10219549
    Abstract: Toe coverlets are provided including a flexible material configured to be positioned over the toes of a foot such that spacing between the toes of the foot is visible and does not extend onto a ball of the foot. Related systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kelly Ward
  • Patent number: 10206473
    Abstract: A tool and wallet system includes a first and second planar body portions, the planar body portion approximately the size of a standard credit card, the first and second planar body portions provide for the blocking of RFID signals. The system further includes a strap, the strap wrapped around the first and second planar body portions, the strap taut to the planar body portion due to elasticity in the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Haarburger
  • Patent number: 10206855
    Abstract: A feeding assembly includes a container having an open top and defining a liquid chamber therein for holding a liquid. A collar assembly defines a closure for the open top of the container upon assembly with the container. A vent assembly is positionable at least in part on the open top of the container and is configured to facilitate venting of the container to atmosphere as liquid exits the feeding assembly during feeding. The vent assembly being disposed intermediate the container and the nipple, has at least one opening through which liquid is able to flow from the container to the nipple during feeding. The vent assembly has a siphon member extending longitudinally of the feeding assembly and generally away from the nipple and is configured to facilitate the flow of liquid from the nipple back into the container when feeding is ceased and the container is oriented generally upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Handi-Craft Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Reed, Bernard J. Kemper
  • Patent number: 10201216
    Abstract: Object including a card holder for cards and a money holder for money, wherein the card holder has a card storage space for a stack of one or more cards and the money holder has a money storage space for money, wherein the money storage space is designed such that the money is stored loosely and the money holder has a for the money designed money access opening to the money storage space which with a part of the object, preferably the card holder, can be closed to prevent passage of money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: R.J. van Geer Beheer bv
    Inventor: Rene Johan Van Geer
  • Patent number: 10194722
    Abstract: A luggage article having offset support members is provided. The luggage article may include a luggage case including first and second shells pivotably connected together at a split line by a hinge member. The luggage article may include a plurality of support members connected to the luggage case, each of the first and second shells including at least one of the plurality of support members. Each of the support members may be offset relative to a corresponding support member positioned on an opposite shell portion. The support members may be offset laterally in a direction parallel to the split line and/or the hinge member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Mark Tyler Salander, Leticia Suarez-Lamus
  • Patent number: 10188184
    Abstract: A folding suitcase includes a back case component, a front lid component, a peripheral side wall component, and a fold-resisting component. An accommodating space formed by the peripheral side wall component, the back case component and the front lid component is for being covered selectively. The peripheral side wall component has multiple first sidewall parts, multiple second sidewall parts and multiple bending parts connected to the multiple sidewall parts and the multiple second sidewall parts. The multiple bending parts are bendable to allow the multiple first sidewall parts and the multiple second sidewall parts to be folded oppositely or erected on the back case component. The fold-resisting component is elastic and includes a combined part and an extension part. The combined part is disposed at the multiple first sidewall parts. The extension part is detachably disposed at the multiple bending parts for selectively supporting the peripheral side wall component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Wai-Ming Wong, Hung-Sheng Lin