With Handle Or Carrying Strap Patents (Class 150/107)
  • Patent number: 10515521
    Abstract: This disclosure presents various means for securing a tracking beacon to personal protection equipment. The tracking beacon mount is constructed of a cover, a base, a transmitter and a mounting mechanism, such as a strap. The transmitter has a unique identifier which is detected by a proximity sensor. The proximity sensor is operably connected to a tracking system which can be used to detect the presence of the beacons. The system is programmed to recognize the types of items used and warn the user if something predetermined as required for the location or job type is missing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Inventors: Brice Klein, Alessia Serafino, David Koenig, Steve Martinez, Reena Patel
  • Patent number: 10413031
    Abstract: A container, such as a bag, including an article storage assembly, at least one malleable handle having a first end permanently or removably attached to the article storage assembly and a second end permanently or removably attached to the article storage assembly. The handle is bendable into various substantially rigid configurations. Each handle can also include an unmalleable portion. The container can be configured to allow the handles to be in at least two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ROXILLA LLC
    Inventors: Danielle Evin Gerber, Rock G. Positano
  • Patent number: 10051949
    Abstract: A tool pouch, utility pouch, or the like, used on traditional tool belts with spring hinged closure device in the open position forces the mouth of the tool pouch into a fully open position creating greater access to the contents of the tool pouch. When the mouth of the tool pouch is pressed into a closed position, it secures the content of the tool pouch therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Rogue Innovative Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Allen Satterfield
  • Patent number: 9675153
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carry (or carrying) bag is provided that includes an interior, substantially cut-resistant security panel assembly with a matrix of wires secured between or on one or more flexible material layers. Also in various embodiments, the security panel assembly may be positioned intermediate the bag outside wall and a lining of the bag, and in other embodiments, may also take the form of an expansion panel. Second or secondary locking fasteners are also provided to lock first or primary fasteners to or within the carrying bag, to provide security for compartments and pockets. A strap with one or more security cables, and various locking fasteners, may be attached to the carry bag. Methods for forming such security panel assemblies, expansion panels, and carrying straps are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Du Hai
  • Patent number: 9079070
    Abstract: A soft kettlebell and methods for making the soft kettlebell. The soft kettlebell may generally comprise a body, the body having a soft outer shell and an inner weighted fill material, and a handle attached to the body. One or more embodiments of the soft kettlebell may provide for a safer alternative to conventional kettlebells while allowing a user the flexibility of performing similar weight training exercises as with the conventional kettlebells. The soft body of the soft kettlebell may dampen any inadvertent impact against users and surrounding objects if dropped or if loss of control occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Cap Barbell, Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Lawson Reynolds, Robert Allan Ross
  • Publication number: 20150000806
    Abstract: A carry bag may comprise a body portion comprising a containment section forming an interior space therein, and a handle section attached to the containment section; and an attachment accessory. The attachment accessory may comprise a first clip member, a second clip member, and a cord member connecting the first clip member to the second clip member. The first clip member may be configured to attach to the body portion and the second clip member is configured to attach to an item. A distance of the cord member between the first and second clip members is longer than or equal to about eighteen inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Octavia A. VILORIO
  • Publication number: 20140311635
    Abstract: A personal belongings bag designed to be worn over a user's shoulder and rest on an opposite hip is disclosed. A preferred embodiment has a thin profile and is pliable to conform to a user's body and be worn under a user's coat, thereby deterring purse snatching. A reinforced mesh strap has a similar anti-slashing purpose. The bag also has an adjustable strap provided by a plurality of snap fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Nichole MacDonald, Vanessa Lilligren
  • Publication number: 20140224389
    Abstract: A shoulder strap slippage prevention device not only wearable with simple actions, but alleviating an uncomfortable feeling of having one's body pressed; and a shoulder bag using it. The device includes a band-shaped prevention device body; a strap attachment part allowing one end of the device body to be attached to a shoulder strap of a shoulder bag; and a balance weight provided on the other end thereof. The strap attachment part is attached to the shoulder strap hung on a user's shoulder, and the device body is then placed around his/her neck such that the balance weight can hang off his/her other shoulder, causing a tensile force to be applied to the device body in a range from one shoulder to the other. The device can be worn with simple actions, preventing the shoulder strap from slipping off while alleviating an uncomfortable feeling of having the user's body pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Kazuo Iwai
  • Publication number: 20140190601
    Abstract: Disclosed are handbags constructed using shoe components and shoe production methods. The handbags include a sole with an insole layer, a midsole layer, and an outsole layer. The insole lines the bottom of the interior of the handbag, the outsole lines the bottom of the exterior of the handbag, and the midsole rests in-between the insole and outsole layers. The handbags further include a welt, which is preferably attached to the insole and to the sidewalls of the handbag. The handbags also employ a combination of handbag side material, shoe uppers, stiffeners, counters, and other structures to form, support, and decorate the handbag sidewalls. Each of these sidewall components can be of different colors and textures to provide a distinctive structure reminiscent of a shoe. Additional materials can also be used to decorate the sidewalls. The sidewalls form a collar that encircles a handbag opening, preferably located near the top of the handbags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: James Ho
  • Publication number: 20140034520
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to RFID-shielded articles and methods thereof. In one embodiment, a wallet is provided that may comprise an inner layer having a foldable portion; an outer layer comprising RFID shielding material adapted to block a radio signal, the outer layer comprising a foldable portion adapted to cooperate with the foldable portion of the inner layer, the outer layer attached to the inner layer; a pocket formed between the outer layer and the inner layer, the pocket having an opening adapted to receive currency; and a card holder disposed on the inner layer, the card holder adapted to receive a card comprising an RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Paul V. Scicluna
  • Patent number: 8584822
    Abstract: A closed loop strap handle for a piece of luggage that has been modified to have the closed loop strap handle replaceably added thereon. The closed loop strap handle includes a strap, and apparatus for replaceably having the closed loop strap handle added onto the piece of luggage. The apparatus sits within the piece of luggage. The strap replaceably engages into the apparatus and loops to replaceably engage itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Lynn Buller, Paul V. Scicluna
  • Publication number: 20130292014
    Abstract: A 2-in-1 handbag with an adjustable compartment system for providing a foundation handbag, an insulated secondary inner handbag with an adjustable compartment system to create separate compartments for storage and organization of items such as wallet, cosmetics, baby items, clothing, shoes, toiletry and/or food within the handbag system. The 2-in-1 handbag with an adjustable compartment system generally includes a foundation handbag, insulated secondary inner handbag with an adjustable compartment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Sherrill W. Mosee
  • Publication number: 20130276941
    Abstract: A carry-strap assembly for supporting a bag is reinforced, as by elongate members such as wire cables for security. An elongate recess with a mouth is integrally formed within a textile strap adjacent a longitudinal edge of the strap. Adjacent strips of the strap are fastened to close the elongate recess within which the elongate reinforcing member is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Wesley Schlipper
  • Patent number: 8499804
    Abstract: A bag includes a body portion defining a pouch having an open end and a strengthening rib. A strap of the bag has a first end connected to the body portion adjacent a first side of the open end, and a locking mechanism is connected to the body portion adjacent a second side of the open end. The locking mechanism is arranged to releasably engage a second end of the strap such that the bag can be connected to immovable objects to prevent theft of the bag. Further, a closing mechanism is disposed on the body portion and arranged to close the open end. The closing mechanism has a moveable head that is arranged to engage the second end of the strap when the strap is engaged with the locking mechanism, such that unauthorized access to the contents of the open end is prevented when the bag is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Sarah Schulte
  • Publication number: 20130074998
    Abstract: An expandable bag with purse and tote configurations. The bag includes a body including a purse portion; a sleeve portion with a sleeve opening; and first and second tote rings at opposite edges of the sleeve opening, wherein a first pocket is on a first side and a second pocket is on a second side and a pair of purse rings is in each of the pockets. The bag includes a strap with a strap clip at each end, and a pair of handles with a handle clip at each end. When the bag is in the purse configuration, the sleeve portion is folded inside the purse portion and the handles are attached to each of the pairs of purse rings. When the bag is in the tote configuration, the sleeve portion is folded out from the purse portion and the strap is attached to the tote rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: David McMonigle, Wendy McMonigle
  • Patent number: 8302641
    Abstract: A reversible handbag capable of taking a variety of different shapes and configurations having a front side, a back side, and a bottom side, two side seams formed by joining the boundaries of the front side with the boundaries of the back side. The bottoms of the front side and back side are joined to the outer perimeter of the bottom side leaving an open periphery at the top of the handbag. The side seams each have an aperture located near their top edges and the front back sides each have two columns of two or more apertures. The open periphery can be folded inward or outward to create several different configurations of the handbag and the apertures on the side seams and front and back sides are capable of receiving clasps or other fasteners from straps in order to provide handles, carrying straps, and the like for the various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Judith A. Nelson
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120180916
    Abstract: Disclosed is a convertible forearm purse which can be securely worn on the forearm of the user, or which, alternatively, may be carried, by means of a strap, in a different configuration as a shoulder bag. The convertible forearm purse attaches to wearer's forearm by a tubular opening that accommodates insertion of the hand and forearm and by smaller openings which facilitate hooking to the thumb, fingers, and the lower part of the wearer's palm. The convertible forearm purse extends over the wrist, upward to the forearm, and continues in length, stopping just short of the elbow. The forearm purse comprises at least one zipper or other means for accessing an internal compartment, a storage compartment for the shoulder strap, an interiorly-contained wallet, and further includes a pair of closeable exterior pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Tammy L. Swain
  • Patent number: 8146787
    Abstract: A carrying bag comprising a main compartment having a front panel, a back panel and two side panels; two side flaps attached to the back panel protruding laterally; and a carrying strap having a first end attached to the first side flap and a second end attached to the second side flap, wherein the first and second side flaps have a first configuration and a second configuration, wherein in the first configuration, the side flaps project upwards so that the carrying strap can function as a shoulder strap and in the second configuration, the side flaps can be folded and secured onto itself to project laterally and function as a waist strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: S.O. Tech Special Operations Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Publication number: 20110309121
    Abstract: An adaptable bag system for infant care is presented. The infant care system has a primary bag assembly and a plurality of detachable bag holders that are detachably securable to the primary bag assembly. The primary bag assembly includes a diaper bag, multiple storage pockets, multiple clicking posts for attaching accessories, and a foldable flap for overlapping and covering the diaper bag. The plurality of detachable bag holders are for holding various baby articles, and each of the said bag holders have a releasable latch for releasable attachment to the clicking posts. The plurality of detachable bag holders could include bottle holders, feeding accessories holders, pacifier holders, food bags, cosmetics bags, small purses/money holders, waterproof bags, clothes bags, cooler bags, wipes holders, storage bags, changing pads, bag top flap, key chains, credit card holders, mat or blanket holders, and cell phone and/or personal digital assistant (PDA) cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher P. Dooley, Loren Taylor
  • Patent number: 8028730
    Abstract: A purse comprising a base formed of rigid transparent or translucent material, and a removable liner that is to be inserted in the base of the purse so as to be visible from outside the base, the removable liner being provided in a plurality of colors and textures and patterns and being made of a pliable, sturdy material, wherein the liner provider a creative, decorative design for the purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Carolyn Whiting, Rebecca S. McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20110232811
    Abstract: The transparent handbag is an inner bag for holding selected personal items that would normally be loosely placed in a larger bag or receptacle. The transparent, inner handbag is adapted to be inserted in a larger receptacle such as a purse, a larger handbag, luggage, backpack or similar receptacles. Since the inner handbag is transparent, items stored therein can be quickly and easily identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Patricia Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20110214787
    Abstract: A bag includes a body portion defining a pouch having an open end and a strengthening rib. A strap of the bag has a first end connected to the body portion adjacent a first side of the open end, and a locking mechanism is connected to the body portion adjacent a second side of the open end. The locking mechanism is arranged to releasably engage a second end of the strap such that the bag can be connected to immovable objects to prevent theft of the bag. Further, a closing mechanism is disposed on the body portion and arranged to close the open end. The closing mechanism has a moveable head that is arranged to engage the second end of the strap when the strap is engaged with the locking mechanism, such that unauthorized access to the contents of the open end is prevented when the bag is locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Sarah Schulte
  • Publication number: 20110132507
    Abstract: An activity and storage bag is includes a central compartment for holding one or more removable objects. The central compartment has an inner surface that is water-resistant and an outer surface. The activity and storage bag further includes a wallet attached to the outer surface of the central compartment for storing wallet items. The wallet includes an external flap that folds out from and attaches back with an internal flap that is connected to the outer surface of the central compartment. The activity and storage bag further includes one or more side pockets attached to the outer surface of the central compartment adjacent to the wallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: CATHI REYES
  • Patent number: 7926525
    Abstract: Handbag or carrying case includes a body defining a retaining compartment for retaining objects and having apertures on opposed sides, and elongate straps each having opposite end regions and at least two apertures, one proximate each end region. Snap fasteners attach the straps to the first and second sides via aligning pairs of apertures, i.e., one apertures on a side of the body and one aperture on the strap. The snap fasteners may be decorative snap fasteners. Use of the snap fasteners provides for variable attachment of the straps to the body and therefore enables each user of the carrying case to position the straps as they desire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Kimberlee Vaccarella
  • BAG
    Publication number: 20110041970
    Abstract: A back bag/shoulder bag/handbag made by stitching a sheet material into shape, the sheet material having a transparent or translucent outer covering layer, an inner covering layer and a stuffing material selected from colored feather, down, polyfill, man-made fiber or combination of colored feather and down and stuffed in between the outer covering layer and the inner covering layer so that a person can see the color design of the stuffing material through the transparent or translucent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Chia-Pei CHANG
  • Publication number: 20110036473
    Abstract: The invention is a utility totebag system that can be carried by a person. The system includes an outer carrier shell and at least two interchangeable, removable liners with varying characteristics adapted to differing requirements of transporting various small items. Any number of specialized liners can be includes in the system with preferable design choices for the set of interchangeable liners including one made of water-resistant material, and/or one made of thermally insulating material. Optionally an interior closure strap is provided to narrow the opening of the totebag. The interior of the outer carrier shell has means for temporarily attaching any one of the set of interchangeable liners. Each liner has matching attaching means. In alternative embodiments, the shell and/or the liners have a flexible flap of material that covers and protects the attachment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Valerie C. Chan, Henry J. Renteria
  • Publication number: 20110011504
    Abstract: Handbags useful for carrying and containing various and sundry items typically carried in handbags are provided with added capability of functioning as a pet leash. A tether suitable as a leash is attached to a handbag as provided herein, ensuring a pet-owning user is never without a leash for their pet when traveling or other activities including shopping. A tether as provided and structured herein additionally conveniently functions as a shoulder strap for a handbag and in alternate configurations may be hidden from view by being tucked inside the main pouch of such handbags, when they are used as a clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Robin Steinbacher
  • Publication number: 20110005646
    Abstract: A reversible handbag capable of taking a variety of different shapes and configurations having a front side, a back side, and a bottom side, two side seams formed by joining the boundaries of the front side with the boundaries of the back side. The bottoms of the front side and back side are joined to the outer perimeter of the bottom side leaving an open periphery at the top of the handbag. The side seams each have an aperture located near their top edges and the front back sides each have two columns of two or more apertures. The open periphery can be folded inward or outward to create several different configurations of the handbag and the apertures on the side seams and front and back sides are capable of receiving clasps or other fasteners from straps in order to provide handles, carrying straps, and the like for the various configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Judith A. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20100307649
    Abstract: The Nurse's Bag for home nursing visits, specially designed for transporting medical materials, having a prism shaped body (2), with support pegs (3) on its underside (4), and a handle (5). The bag main characteristic is that the body divides into two parts (2a) and (2b) that are held together by a zipper (18), the parts can open completely allowing them to be on the same plane, and inside of both parts they have multiple compartments (19) of different sizes and characteristics. These compartments (19) can be extracted and set to the bottom of the bag (1) using tapes (20) made from Velcro® or similar ones, allowing for easy removal and replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: ELITE BAGS, SL
    Inventor: Raquel Santos Dominguez
  • Patent number: 7814949
    Abstract: Handbags with multi-function strap systems and methods of utilizing handbags with multi-function strap systems are provided herein. According to one embodiment, a handbag with multi-function strap system includes a bag portion having an inside and an outside, a ring coupled to one side of the bag, and first and second fasteners coupled to the bag portion. The first and second fasteners are accessible at the inside of the bag, the first fastener is relatively distant to the ring, and the second fastener is relatively near the ring. A strap has first and second ends, and a hook is coupled to the strap adjacent the first end. A third fastener complementary to at least one of the first and second fasteners is coupled to the strap adjacent the strap second end. A fourth fastener complementary to at least one of the first and second fasteners is also coupled to the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: L&J Design House, LLC
    Inventors: Lyssa L. Surface, Jessica L. Schifman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100252154
    Abstract: A handbag having a vertical obverse side and a vertical reverse side where each side has a horizontal rim that extends around its perimeter. A centrally located ring member is located between the obverse and reverse sides of the handbag and is pivotally attached to the horizontal rim of the obverse and reverse sides of the handbag to provide first and second chambers. A first enclosure which is removably attached to the vertical obverse side of the first chamber is provided for holding articles of clothing, and a second enclosure which is removably attached to the vertical reverse side of the second chamber is provided for holding cosmetics. A third enclosure which is removably attached to the centrally located ring member and is located in the second chamber is also provided for holding cosmetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Kelly Ann Enders-Tretter
  • Publication number: 20100224294
    Abstract: A reversible carrying bag that includes fabric panels positioned in overlying relation to one another and stitched along opposing side edges. Flaps formed along the opposing top and bottom edges form passages through which carrying straps may extend. The carrying bag may also include fasteners affixed to the edges of the panels for attaching to a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Karen Svenson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7762294
    Abstract: A reversible tote bag includes a bag portion, two pair of front brackets, two pair of rear brackets, and a pair of handles. The two pair of front brackets and the two pair of rear brackets have interior portions and exterior portions. The pair of handles are replaceably attached to the exterior portions of the two pair of front brackets and to the two pair of rear brackets, respectively, and when removed therefrom, the bag can be reversed, with the pair of handles then being placed onto the pair of previously interior portions that now become the exterior portions of the two pair of front brackets and the two pair of rear brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: San Chyi Wang
  • Patent number: 7743713
    Abstract: A bag defining an interior space and an opening. The bag includes a closing member which is connected to the body. The closing member is movable between a first position, which allows access to the interior space of the body through the opening, and a second position which prevents access to the interior space of the body through the opening. The bag includes a handle and a lockable member connected to the body. The handle includes at least one removable end. The lockable member is adapted to secure and lock the closing member and the removable end of the handle to the body when the closing member is moved to the second position to protect the bag and the items contained in the bag from being taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: Pam Volk, Vincent S. Volk
  • Patent number: 7721777
    Abstract: The invention relates to an article carrier and, more specifically, to a customizable and modifiable article carrier built from a plurality of zipper strips. Each strip includes two bands of flexible material adjoined along an adjacent edge. The opposing edges of the bands have a toothed edge operable to lock to a toothed edge on an adjoining strip via a zipping mechanism. A plurality of strips are combined to form an article carrier compartment with optional closures and carrying straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Bubbafus, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Costello
  • Publication number: 20100043931
    Abstract: This invention is a unique hip purse that allows you to be hands free. It holds only the essentials. All of the other hip purses and fanny packs have a clip, clasp, chain or buckle. I designed a fashionable embellished hip purse that ties at the hips or waist. It has a fabulous look and is very stylish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Lillie Eleanor Corea
  • Publication number: 20100043930
    Abstract: A fully interchangeable/modular purse/handbag that has components that can be used in multiple assemblies. The purse/handbag handles, inner liner, and exterior shell are all modular design and can be utilized across a variety of combinations. A zip-out liner and detachable handles are the enabler for this design which is unique to prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Donna Marie Darrow
  • Publication number: 20100032065
    Abstract: This disclosure details providing comprehensive handbag protection (hereafter “Ducky”). Various implementations of the Ducky may be configured to protect a variety of handbags and/or like articles. The disclosed Ducky protects a handbag against rain, snow, and other potentially hazardous substances that may damage, stain or otherwise diminish the appearance and/or longevity of the handbag. The Ducky protects all exterior surfaces of the handbag, including straps, while allowing use of and access to the handbag. The Ducky is lightweight and portable and may be configured to be compactly stored, and may even be stored within the handbag, ready to be deployed as necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: William P. Kelly, Nicole Chun
  • Publication number: 20100012238
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a handbag structure comprising a body, a first flap and at least one strap, wherein the body has a space to contain proposed articles inside it, and the space has an opening going through to the outside on one side; on the external walls of the body, there is at least one connecting strap that coils to form a reeving groove, and the body has a plurality of through holes on both side edges of it and is covered by the first flap on one side; at least one connecting groove is established for the connecting strap of the body to go through on the upper side of the first flap; a plurality of fixing straps is available and fastened to the body along the edges of the first flap; the strap includes an encircling part at both ends, and the encircling part contains a movable buckle that can be flexibly fastened into the reeving groove formed by the connecting strap of the body, allowing the first flap to be mounted or removed conveniently and quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: SHIH-YAO LEE
  • Publication number: 20090293999
    Abstract: The purse provides a display case incorporated therein which allows a collector to display his/her collectable, such as for example a doll, in a convenient manner. The display case is removably secured to the purse and can therefore be replaced when necessary. The display case has an adjustable back wall which provides for variations in the depth of the display case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Kathleena Bravo-Olsher, Elizabeth Santillana-Luna
  • Publication number: 20090288744
    Abstract: A collapsible handbag comprised of a main body panel comprised of material having deformable features, two side panels, and a handle disposed on the outer surface of the main body panel, wherein all panels are attachable/detachable and can be laid down flat and folded/tuck for ease in storage or travel, and in which the panels are interchangeable with other panels of various designs. A flap panel is also attachable to one of the top edges of the main body panel as well as accessory attachment, including a coin purse or pouch, which is attachable to one of the side panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Nina Moshirisfahini, Mitra Aminian
  • Patent number: 7621305
    Abstract: A collapsible and erectable organizer for holding bags and their contents, such as bags containing grocery items, upright during transport, such as in the trunk of a car. The organizer has Velcro® pieces on its bottom that resist slipping on a carpeted surface and that secure opposite halves of the bottom when the bottom is folded in half to collapse the organizer. The organizer can be used when collapsed to carry smaller items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Fisher Circle, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan H. Cho
  • Patent number: 7610944
    Abstract: A magnetic handle system for use in briefcases, luggage, handbags or the like, having a first handle and a second handle, each including a magnetic member, whereby moving the first handle into proximity of the second handle creates a magnetic force which releasably connects the first and second handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Lodestone Fasteners LLC
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Publication number: 20090199939
    Abstract: A purse system for holding personal items of a user on the user's wrist or conventionally is disclosed. A purse comprises a front section and a rear section, each section being pivotally fixed together at a common lower edge. At least one wrist band is included, each having a band closure and attachable around the wrist of the user and secured thereto with the band closure. Each wrist band is attachable to a selectively openable ring eyelet. A band attachment ring is fixed to an outside surface of the purse, each ring eyelet being receivable therein. As such, the purse may be selectively fixed to each wrist band with the at least one ring eyelet A shoulder strap is further included and attachable at each end thereof to one of a pair of strap attachment means fixed to the purse. The outside surface of the purse further may include at least one retention band adapted for selective retention to the outside surface of the purse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Milana Pruzhansky
  • Publication number: 20090194209
    Abstract: A mobile workstation is provided. The mobile workstation provides dual functions of transporting a mobile computer, such as a laptop, and providing a functional workspace. The bottom surface of the workstation includes two indented portions. This bottom surface is intended for placement on a user's legs and to allow for a more comfortable use of a laptop in that position. One or more extensions can be provided, such as a surface for using a computer mouse. The lid of the workstation can include rigid and non-rigid portions, which can be folded to compact the lid when the workstation is open and used as a workstation. A power supply compartment provides separate storage of a power supply from the laptop while allowing connection between the laptop and the power supply to permit use while in the laptop compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: 1747108 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Pasquale DE FILIPPIS, Rocco RUSO
  • Publication number: 20090188592
    Abstract: A handbag with exchangeable components is described. Also described are fastening mechanisms for use with a removable liner and for fastening the interior liner to the exterior of the handbag. Furthermore, exchangeable exterior pieces and mechanisms for fastening such exterior pieces to the exterior portion of the handbag are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: ELLYKELLY DESIGNS INC.
    Inventors: Kelly Connacher, Eleanor Shen