Cover Patents (Class 150/105)
  • Patent number: 10453053
    Abstract: A system and device to add electronics to materials to form a smart wallet. An electronic wallet (also referred to as a smart wallet) stows and retrieves financial as well as personal information such as credit cards, debit cards, identification, coupons, and the like. Electrical features include techniques and elements for a user to interact with the smart wallet via an interface that governs interaction, for securing information in the smart wallet, and for charging a power source on a powered transaction card. Mechanical features of the electronic wallet include techniques for integrating electronics within wallets to add electronic wallet functionality. Several accessory styles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Fit Pay, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tunnell, David Tunnell
  • Patent number: 10299555
    Abstract: A luggage cover includes a front panel; a back panel; a top panel coupled to the front panel and the back panel; a first side panel coupled to the front panel and the back panel; a second side panel coupled to the front panel and the back panel; a zipping mechanism formed along at least one of the first and second side panels and the top panel; and a plurality of flexible loops, wherein an opening is formed at an opposite side of the top panel to receive a luggage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Travelers Club Luggage, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Yu
  • 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: 10092049
    Abstract: The invention proposes a system for reversibly fastening a decorative lining on the flexible surface of a leathercraft article enabling a regular, precise and immediate alignment. The system comprises a male part constituting a rigid brooch having decorative piercings and having a fastening face bearing N fastening buttons, N being an integer greater than or equal to 1, each button comprising a shank and a free bulging end wider than the shank, and at least one lug for translationally locking the decorative lining; a female part comprising as many button holes as the male part comprises buttons, each button hole being designed, in use, to be fastened in a permanent manner on the surface made of flexible material and to maintain in a reversible manner the bulging end of a button; the or each locking lug being intended to engage, in use, in an orifice cut into the decorative lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ALTESSE
    Inventor: Jean Paul Courtial
  • Patent number: 9901150
    Abstract: A carrying case that may be configured to include or to receive an attachable panel is described. The attachable panel may be configured to be attached to the carrying case. The attachable panel may have graphical artwork or pictures printed onto its surfaces or otherwise affixed to it. The manufacturer of the attachable panel may not need to carry inventory of printed attachable panels, but instead may produce graphically enhanced attachable panels upon each sales order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: James Randolph Fenton
  • Patent number: 9693620
    Abstract: A customizable backpack and method of use is described. Embodiments of the customizable backpack can include a pack body, a pack flap, a first panel, and a second panel. The first panel can be coupled to the pack body via the pack flap and the second panel can be removably attached to the first panel. One or more fastening mechanisms can be implemented to couple the first panel to the pack flap. Decorative objects can be removably attached to the first panel and to the second panel to customize the backpack. In a typical implementation, a user can decorate the first panel and the second panel with one or more decorative objects and/or utilitarian objects. The user can then decide which side of the first panel or the second panel to face outwardly when wearing the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Chad Donahue
  • Patent number: 9687054
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNOLIA AND VINE, INC.
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Patent number: 9681641
    Abstract: An interchangeable pet carrier system includes a pet carrier and at least one handbag. The pet carrier includes a bottom panel, a pair of long side panels and a pair a short side panels connected to the bottom panel, and a top panel connected to top edges of the side panels. A zipper is disposed on the carrier to run through the top carrier panel to separate the top carrier panel into first and second sides, and to run partially down the short side carrier panels. Alternating connectors are disposed along an exterior of an upper portion of side panels. The handbag has a bottom panel connected to short and long side panels. Alternating male and female connectors are disposed along an interior of an upper portion of the side panels. The carrier is inserted into the handbag and is secure via corresponding alternating male and female connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Michelle Lau
  • Patent number: 9586671
    Abstract: The invention relates to a unitary floor panel (1) for a means of transportation, comprising a self-supporting plate (2) having a smallest dimension, called the thickness, extending along a first direction of the self-supporting plate (2), and two larger dimensions extending along two directions that are orthogonal to each other and orthogonal to the thickness; the self-supporting plate (2) having two opposite sides, called main sides, that extend substantially parallel to the two orthogonal directions; characterized in that the panel comprises at least one beam (5) securely fastened to the self-supporting plate (2) and having an axis of elongation parallel to at least one first main side of the self-supporting plate (2), each beam (5) being designed to increase the flexural strength of the unitary panel (1) along the axis of elongation of the beam (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SOGECLAIR S.A.
    Inventor: Mathieu Deloubes
  • Patent number: 9433278
    Abstract: A customizable backpack and method of use is described. Embodiments of the customizable backpack can include a pack body, a pack flap, a first panel, and a second panel. The first panel can be coupled to the pack body via the pack flap and the second panel can be removably attached to the first panel. One or more fastening mechanisms can be implemented to couple the first panel to the pack flap. Decorative objects can be removably attached to the first panel and to the second panel to customize the backpack. In a typical implementation, a user can decorate the first panel and the second panel with one or more decorative objects and/or utilitarian objects. The user can then decide which side of the first panel or the second panel to face outwardly when wearing the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Chad Donahue
  • Patent number: 9410318
    Abstract: A wall surfacing system for providing a secondary ceiling or wall covering structure adjacent a primary structure. The system provides a plurality of elongated structural support rails, each of these support rails have a coupling web with a bearing surface for attachment to the primary structure, a coupling mechanism, and a portion integrally formed with and connecting the coupling web to the coupling mechanism. A plurality of generally planar surface panels are provided. Each panel has an integral interlocking member configured to mate with the coupling mechanism on the support rail. The elongated support rails are secured to primary structures, thereby extending the surface panels to form an aesthetically pleasing covered surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: IG Creative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Maley, Robert N. Maley, Laurence R. Maley
  • Patent number: 9198489
    Abstract: A handbag can be easily redesigned with attachable/detachable handbag covers of virtually any design. The configurable handbag can similarly be configured to interchange various different handbag handles, also of any design. Accordingly, a handbag can be easily customized in both look and feel without necessarily requiring the purchase of multiple different handbags of different styles. In particular, a user can purchase a single (or few) base handbag(s), and alternatively purchase multiple different handbag covers and/or handbag handles to customize the handbag. The handbag covers are relatively small, and can be easily stored. In at least one implementation, the handbag covers are a tri-folding component that is attachable via magnetic fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Miche Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle Romero, Annette B. Cavaness, Christian J. Seegmiller
  • Patent number: 9004119
    Abstract: A protective cover for handbags and like objects is provided, which comprises a portable and self-contained storage pouch. The protective cover can be attached to the exterior of a handbag by various mechanisms and can comprise one or more carrying straps. The protective cover can be made from a durable, water resistant and germ resistant material capable of preventing dirt, moisture and harsh chemicals from reaching the handbag. This protective cover can also prevent germ contamination of the handbag or other surfaces by removing it from the handbag and washing it after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Diane Piper
  • Publication number: 20150083288
    Abstract: A customizable rigid clutch comprises a rigid main case having a pair of half sections, each attached along a bottom side by means of a hinge, an interchangeable outer shell having a pair of half sections, each having a lower clip along a bottom side, an interchangeable clasp having a pair of half sections, each having an insert, and a pair of hinge caps each having a pair of protrusions. A pair of upper insert receivers on the rigid case receives a pair of upper inserts on the interchangeable outer shell. A pair of hinge receivers on both sides of the hinge receives the lower clip of the interchangeable outer shell. A pair of inner slider housings attached along a top side of the main case receives the insert of the interchangeable clasp, and a pair of sliding bars is pushed into a locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Eliana Ghantous, Sami E. Ghantous
  • Patent number: 8973627
    Abstract: The invention is a modular pop-up purse shell, with an optional insert, wherein a rectangular swatch of material is removably attached to the purse shell to create a customized purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Julie Pynes, Jim McCafferty, Steve Delacy, Greg Leong
  • Publication number: 20150000805
    Abstract: A bag constructed a least in part of transparent plastic vinyl, PVC, mesh or other material that allows a clear unrestricted view of the contents held inside the walls of the bag. The bag is supplied with at least one removable concealment flaps constructed of an opaque material that would obstruct the view the bag contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: ANGELIQUE WHITAKER
  • Patent number: 8919396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pocketbook system that allows to easily mix and match how many pocketbooks, other carriers, and/or straps will suffice for that day or evenings' use while this pocketbook system is easy to use and inexpensive to manufacture. More particularly, the pocketbook system has a primary pocketbook for carrying contents, one or more removably attached secondary carrier for carrying contents, a device(s) for removably attaching the secondary carrier(s) to the inside or outside of the primary pocketbook, or for attaching the primary pocketbook and secondary carrier together, and preferably has at least one removable flexible strap(s) and a device(s) for removably attaching the strap(s) to the primary pocketbook and/or secondary carrier. The user makes use of the pocketbook system by attaching, detaching, re-attaching, exchanging, and switching different parts and/or elements to form a suitable pocketbook structure for a particular use at a particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Julian R. Nieves
  • Publication number: 20140373985
    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: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: I O BAG INC.
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Publication number: 20140190600
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Miche Bag, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Publication number: 20140150936
    Abstract: A convertible purse can be interconverted between a handbag, shoulder bag, drawstring bag, messenger bag, and backpack. The convertible purse also has interchangeable covers that allow the user to change the appearance of the convertible purse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Natalie Jane Goodale
  • Patent number: 8726951
    Abstract: A handbag including an outer bag and an inner bag. The inner bag and the outer bag are configured to entrap a piece of material wrapped around an exterior surface of the outer bag and tucked in between the outer bag and the inner bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Rose A. Biondo, Richard C. Paschke
  • Patent number: 8684054
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Miche Bag, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Patent number: 8684053
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Miche Bag, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Publication number: 20140083577
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a carrier assembly. The carrier assembly suitably includes a base member having an outer surface and an inner surface defining the shape of the carrier assembly; and an exterior member defined by an outer surface and an inner surface, the exterior member being operationally configured to encase the surfaces of the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Wendy Cleveland
  • Publication number: 20130306206
    Abstract: A system that includes a family of base bags that can accept customizable decorative and/or functional outer panels. Each outer panel may change the aesthetic and appearance of the base bag. The complete bag may comprise a base bag and one or more panels that are affixed to a portion of the outer surface of the base bag. The panels may have fastening elements that are positioned in the same locations, allowing the panel elements to be affixed to all of the different base bags individually. Each bag can be affixed with one or more panels depending on the style of bag. Each bag has fasteners that may mate with corresponding panel fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: OH WELL DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: Julie Quinnan
  • Patent number: 8475045
    Abstract: A bag includes an outer body portion or outer shell which encloses a storage compartment. The bag also includes a pocket non-removably attached to the bag which is accessible through the outer body portion or outer shell and is freely contained within the storage compartment. The pocket is configured to retain a cover, which is non-removably attached thereto. The cover is a flexible material that is water resistant or water repellant. The cover can be collapsed and stored within the pocket or can be withdrawn from the pocket and spread over the outer body portion or outer shell of the bag, thereby protecting it, for example, from inclement weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Meyer, Edward G. Russell, Stephen Cleary
  • Publication number: 20130068355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective cover (1) for a handbag, comprising a flexible wrapping element (2) and means (3) for closing said wrapping element (2) around said handbag, said wrapping element (2) comprising an internal surface (21) that comes into contact with said handbag, an external surface (22), and means for storing said cover, said storing means comprising a first pocket (4) arranged on said external surface (22) and a second pocket (5) arranged on said internal surface (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Océane Levy
  • Publication number: 20130068356
    Abstract: The invention is a modular pop-up purse shell, with an optional insert, wherein a rectangular swatch of material is removably attached to the purse shell to create a customized purse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Julie Pynes, Jim McCafferty, Steve Delacy, Greg Leong
  • Patent number: 8302749
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to bags and cases for storage of cameras or other objects. More specifically, the system integrates a waterproof dry bag component optimized for storage of cameras and camera accessories, with a bag component of substantially the same size and shape of the dry bag into a single unit. When separated, the two components can perform as individual units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Daymen Canada Acquisition ULC
    Inventors: Bradley S. Melmon, Ryan H. Mongan, David J. Law, Parker T. Chou, Graeme Esarey
  • Patent number: 8302642
    Abstract: An invertible handbag. The invertible handbag has a handbag compartment defined by four sides, a handbag roof, and a handbag floor; a handbag roof mouth bordered by a handbag roof mouth closure in the handbag root and a handbag floor mouth bordered by a handbag floor mouth closure in the handbag floor. A strap is swivelably attached to strap bridges at opposite ends of the invertible handbag. Method steps are taught wherein the handbag closures may be closed, the invertible handbag inverted, and then the uppermost closure and mouth opened, to permit seeing and removing items which were formerly lost at the bottom of the handbag compartment. Means is disclosed to hold the closures closed. Optional sidebags may be mounted to the handbag sides, each including a sidebag roof mouth closure and a sidebag floor mouth closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Richard A. Lindholm
  • Publication number: 20120241059
    Abstract: A handbag with inter-changeable decorative panels system comprising a handbag having an exterior with a first side, a second side, a first end, a second end, a bottom, an interior, at least one changeable color panel having, a front side and a back side. A hook and loop fastening system allows a user to easily remove a panel on the second side (outer side) and replace it with a panel of a user-preferred color or design to match an outfit. The second side surface may have a rectangular recess for nestibly mounting the inter-changeable panel even with the exterior of the second surface. The handbag may have at least one shoulder strap for carrying the handbag and the first end and the second end are flexible such that the first end and the second end are collapsible and expandable to change the inner volume to a user desired inner volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Jackie Wilson
  • Patent number: 8267230
    Abstract: A protective covering for a traveling bag comprising a housing having a cavity dimensioned to encompass the covered traveling bag is provided. The housing has substantially an equivalent shape to the covered traveling bag. The housing further comprises of an upper section, lower section, front section, back section, a first side section and opposite second side section. Each section can be a panel with a polygonal shape. A slot disposed within the upper panel such that it is aligned over the handle of the covered traveling bag and is dimensioned to hold the handle of the covered bag in a telescoped position. The lower panel further comprises at least one opening in the dimensioned to accommodate the bottom of the covered traveling bag. The protective covering further comprises an inlet for insertion and removal of the traveling bag into the cavity of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Sheila E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120216927
    Abstract: A handbag having a seamless inner compartment comprised of a core made from plastic foam materials, a magnet embedded within the core material about a rim of the inner compartment and a decorative material covering the core material. The handbag also having an outer compartment, within which the inner compartment fits, also having a core and cover, as well as a magnet or magnetic metal material about its rim. The inner compartment fits within the outer compartment and is secured within the outer compartment via the positions and mutual attraction of the magnets and magnetic materials in the respective rims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Linda Marier
  • Patent number: 8251113
    Abstract: A handbag, a system and a method interchange storage containers which hold personal items and/or professional items. The handbag may have an outer shell that may have walls defining a cavity. The handbag has an insert with portions defining three or more containers. The handbag has a purse insert with sides defining an inner volume of the purse insert. The handbag has a purse shell with sections defining a chamber. The purse insert fits within the insert, and the insert fits within the outer shell. The purse insert may be transferred into an alternate insert, placed in a purse shell or carried independently. The insert is transferrable between the outer shell and an alternate outer shell. Moreover, the purse insert fits within the purse shell and is transferrable from the insert to the purse shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Aimee Richcreek Baxter
  • Patent number: 8220510
    Abstract: A carrying bag assembly comprises a bag assembly, a flap, and a first connection system. The bag assembly comprises a front panel, a rear panel, a left side panel, a right side panel, a bottom panel, and a cover panel. The bag assembly defines a bag opening and a connection pocket. The flap defines first and second flap surfaces. The flap may be in one of a first attached configuration, a second attached configuration, and a detached configuration. When in either of the first and second attached configurations, the flap may be moved between a closed configuration and an open configuration. When in one of the attached configurations, either the first or second flap surface is visible when the flap is in the closed configuration. When the flap is in either of the first or the second attached configurations, the first connection system is substantially located within the connection pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Fairhaven Group, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Scott Armstrong, Gary D. Hubbert
  • Publication number: 20120175030
    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 simple 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 slip covers that fit over the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The slip covers may fit over all and/or alternately a portion of the foundation bag and/or another slip cover. The slip covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Susan PACE, Laurie MCFADDEN
  • Publication number: 20120097495
    Abstract: A versatile bag including: a bag, one or more removable and optionally reversible art panels, and one or more devices for attaching the one or more removable and optionally reversible art panels to the outside of the bag is provided. A method of decorating the bag is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Moore
  • Patent number: 8156974
    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 simple 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 slip covers that fit over the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The slip covers may fit over all and/or alternately a portion of the foundation bag and/or another slip cover. The slip covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: I O Bag Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Patent number: 8152374
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a protective cover for a backpack, the cover preventing unauthorized access to the backpack and its contents. Apertures and slots are formed in the protective cover to allow the straps on the backpack to pass through the cover, so that the protective cover and backpack can be retained on the shoulders of the user. A single, elongated zipper on the protective cover provides access to the interior thereof, and the end point of the zipper is hidden from view when resting upon the back of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Barry C. Shaul
  • Publication number: 20120024438
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MICHE BAG, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Patent number: 7946322
    Abstract: An interchangeable bag and cover system is provided that comprises a body with a first connection portion. A first securing mechanism is coupled to the body. A plurality of covers are interchangeably connectable to the body. Each cover has a second connection portion releasably attachable to the first connection portion of the body, wherein the cover is moveable relative to the body between open position and closed positions. Each cover has a free end portion positionable adjacent to the body when the cover is in the close position. Each cover has a second securing mechanism configured to releasably engage the first securing mechanism to retain the cover in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Overland Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Valvano, Jeffrey Levis, Gregory Fritsch, Rory W. Fuerst
  • Publication number: 20110073225
    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 simple 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 slip covers that fit over the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The slip covers may fit over all and/or alternately a portion of the foundation bag and/or another slip cover. The slip covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Publication number: 20110061778
    Abstract: A personal storage article such as a wallet, purse, pocketbook, or other similar item, includes a removable and changeable outer shell. The outer shell feature provides a relatively low-cost fashion option for the wearer, and allows the wearer to conveniently maintain the content of the personal storage article while switching exterior styles. The shell also provides the user an opportunity to customize the functionality of the personal storage article by joining the host with a shell that has additional functional properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: AMALIA GOMEZ PRODUCTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Amalia E. Gomez Micone
  • Patent number: 7886786
    Abstract: A carrying container in a form of an ergonomically shaped handbag that has a variety of convenience features. The convenience features include, but are not limited to, a self locking top flap, a secure ID feature implemented in the top flap, a hidden retractable handle, hidden secret compartments, compartment quick access features and detachable shoulder strap, a plurality of interchangeable top flaps and a back flap. A handbag has an ergonomic shape that provides for added convenience of carrying the handbag under the arm. The handbag also has a detachable strap that can be used for carrying the bag in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Thai Christie
  • Publication number: 20100252153
    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 simple 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 slip covers that fit over the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The slip covers may fit over all and/or alternately a portion of the foundation bag and/or another slip cover. The slip covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Publication number: 20100252152
    Abstract: An interchangeable/convertible handbag system consisting of several components including but not limited to a bag body, a bag flap closure, handles and accessories (examples being but not limited too—pocket strip(s), cell phone case, key ring, pockets with closures, decorative additions) These components easily transfer from one piece to the other to create a visually appealing and functional handbag while being able to change the visual appearance and efficiency according to ones needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Michelle I. Stupski
  • Patent number: 7789114
    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 simple 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 slip covers that fit over the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The slip covers may fit over all and/or alternately a portion of the foundation bag and/or another slip cover. The slip covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: I O Bag Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Publication number: 20100218863
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: MICHE BAG, LLC
    Inventors: Corbin B. Church, Christian J. Seegmiller, Jennie Platt
  • Publication number: 20100200129
    Abstract: An article of manufacture is provided having a plurality of interchangeable patterns for configuration on an external surface of the article. The article may include a carryall item, such as a bag, handbag, purse, or similar carryall. Additionally, the article can include a multi-pattern interchangeable pillow case or other decorative item. The article is configured by folding one a designated pattern to the exterior surface of the article using a slotted access member or an accessibility member. The accessibility member may further include a zipper, button, Velcro, or other attachment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: VARABELLA, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Polozzolo, Dina Freeman
  • Publication number: 20100096051
    Abstract: An interchangeable bag and cover system is provided that comprises a body with a first connection portion. A first securing mechanism is coupled to the body. A plurality of covers are interchangeably connectable to the body. Each cover has a second connection portion releasably attachable to the first connection portion of the body, wherein the cover is moveable relative to the body between open position and closed positions. Each cover has a free end portion positionable adjacent to the body when the cover is in the close position. Each cover has a second securing mechanism configured to releasably engage the first securing mechanism to retain the cover in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Valvano, Jeffrey Levis, Gregory Fritsch, Rory W. Fuerst