Patents by Inventor Sean B. Farrelly

Sean B. Farrelly has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10548379
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9820544
    Abstract: A stackable luggage article (100) is provided. The luggage article may include a luggage case (102) defined by opposing major faces (116), opposing top and bottom end walls (108, 110), and opposing left and right sidewalls (112, 114), the luggage case having a height (H) and a width (W); a plurality of wheel assemblies (160) attached to the bottom end wall; and a first strap (162) defined on a major face. The first strap may extend vertically along at least a portion of the distance between the opposing top and bottom end walls. At least a portion of the first strap may be spaced away from the major face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20170303651
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9609929
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20170042302
    Abstract: A stackable luggage article (100) is provided. The luggage article may include a luggage case (102) defined by opposing major faces (116), opposing top and bottom end walls (108, 110), and opposing left and right sidewalls (112, 114), the luggage case having a height (H) and a width (W); a plurality of wheel assemblies (160) attached to the bottom end wall; and a first strap (162) defined on a major face. The first strap may extend vertically along at least a portion of the distance between the opposing top and bottom end walls. At least a portion of the first strap may be spaced away from the major face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20160166025
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9282794
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20150320164
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9066565
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.ar.l.
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9060577
    Abstract: A luggage case may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces, opposing sidewalls forming major faces, and opposing end walls together forming an article defining an enclosed space. A line of separation may be formed in said minor faces and end walls. A first portion of the line of separation may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces and corresponding one of said opposing end walls positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces and towards other of said opposing major faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Sean B. Farrelly, Rik Hillaert, Vivien Cheng, Jean-Claude Van De Walle, Wim De Vos, Richard Miles
  • Publication number: 20140216874
    Abstract: A bag (100) for carrying objects may include two or more compartments (105, 110). Access to at least one of the compartments (105) may be selectively closed using a drawstring type closure mechanism. The drawstring type closure mechanism (112) may take the form of one or more flexible members (115, 120). Access to another of the compartments (110) may be selectively allowed and prevented using a securing mechanism, such as a zipper (140) or the like. At least one compartment (105, 110) may be sized to contain a laptop computer or the like. At least one compartment (105, 110) may be defined at least in part using a relatively rigid, rigid, shape retaining, or a shock absorbing material. The drawstring type closure mechanism (112) may be configured to allow a user to utilize the drawstring type closure mechanism (112) to carry the bag (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSONITE IP HOLDINGS S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Sean B. Farrelly, Brendan J. Lippe
  • Publication number: 20140131964
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20140131156
    Abstract: A luggage case may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces, opposing sidewalls forming major faces, and opposing end walls together forming an article defining an enclosed space. A line of separation may be formed in said minor faces and end walls. A first portion of the line of separation may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces and corresponding one of said opposing end walls positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces and towards other of said opposing major faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Sean B. Farrelly, Rik Hillaert, Vivien Cheng, Jean-Claude Van De Walle, Wim De Vos, Richard Miles
  • Bag
    Patent number: D671314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Sean B. Farrelly, Brendan J. Lippe
  • Patent number: D734948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly