With Transparent Portion Or Window Patents (Class 150/145)
  • Patent number: 9980541
    Abstract: A multi-function wallet is provided which is adapted in one mode for carrying and storage of non-flat items concurrently with and conventional flat items. Additionally the wallet or an engaged stand component is configured to securely yet removably engage a computing device with a viewable screen such as a smartphone, and hold it an multiple angles while in an inclined position so as to be easily viewable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Victor Glen Piro
  • Patent number: 8833408
    Abstract: A wallet system having an elongated panel with a first end and a second end, wherein a fold is in the panel about halfway between the first and second end and extends from the top edge to the bottom edge, the fold divides the panel into a first half panel and a second half panel, wherein the panel can pivot about the fold between an open and closed position, a first and second pouch both on the front surface of the first half panel, and a third and fourth pouch both on the front surface of the second half panel, the first pouch has a thickness greater than that of the fourth pouch, and the third pouch has a thickness greater than that of the second pouch, each pouch having an to provide access to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Buddy A. Price
  • Patent number: 8820368
    Abstract: A smart card with an RFID tag is held in a wallet comprising a back layer and at least one front layer stitched to the back layer around part of a perimeter thereof to define at least one pocket in the wallet dimensioned to hold and completely surround the smart card. Both of the layers are composed of a stainless steel fabric capable of blocking RF radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Theo Stewart-Stand
  • Patent number: 7921890
    Abstract: A credit card case mainly has a case body and two self-restoring parts disposed within the case body. The case body is formed with an inlet disposed at one end thereof and has two nicks disposed respectively at the upper and lower ends of the inlet. Each of the two self-restoring parts has a locking point disposed at the end thereof that is near the inlet. By means of such a structure, the credit card can push the locking points toward the side ends of the inlet after being placed into the case body till it is fully contained in the containing space within the case body, and the self-restoring parts can be restored elastically and thus lock the edges of the credit card with the locking points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Wei-Teh Ho
  • Patent number: 7628317
    Abstract: A product authentication system includes a carrier for receiving paper currency. The currency bears a unique serial number. The carrier is attached to a product the authenticity of which may need to be verified. The carrier can serve as a hang tag attached to various products, such as designer clothing, shoes, or watches. The carrier is preferably fully transparent to expose the currency embedded within it and to expose the unique serial number. A verification system allows a user, such as a consumer, to enter alphanumeric characters representing the serial number of the currency and includes a data base containing an inventory of serial numbers representing legitimate products to which carriers with unique articles of currency have been attached. The alphanumeric characters are compared with the serial numbers contained in the data base and an output is provided for indicating the authenticity of a product only when the entered alphanumeric characters correspond to a serial number stored in the data base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Edward Fowler
  • Patent number: 7628189
    Abstract: An insert pocket for a wallet. The insert pocket includes a front panel and a back panel adhering to the front panel about a border of the insert pocket. The front panel and back panel form an interior area sized and shaped to retain a card. A plurality of burbles are located within the interior area adjacent the border. The burbles reinforce the insert pocket and retain the card within the interior area of the insert pocket. The insert pocket may be utilized in any type of wallet for retaining cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Alan Beckley
  • Publication number: 20090288746
    Abstract: There is a single-fold wallet configured to secure and store monetary funds and personal items. The wallet includes a single-fold housing configured to secure and store monetary funds and personal items. The wallet also includes a transparent window pocket disposed on an exterior surface of the housing. The wallet further includes a plurality of pocket sleeves, each having an aperture disposed along a top end of the sleeve. The sleeves are coupled to an interior surface of the housing in an array, wherein a portion of each sleeve is transparent. The wallet additionally includes a monetary pocket disposed within the housing between the plurality of pocket sleeves and the housing. Furthermore, the wallet includes a clip having a biased member disposed on the exterior surface of the housing, coupled to the housing opposite of the transparent window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Gerald Baca
  • Patent number: 7614434
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to wallets, and more particularly to wallets useful for organizing, carrying, and displaying essential items. The wallet disclosed herein is a wearable display wallet that includes a fastening device for releasably retaining the wallet in a closed configuration and a display configuration. The closed configuration is a reverse embodiment of the display configuration. When the wallet is carried in the closed configuration, a display compartment is on an interior of the wallet. When said wallet is carried in the display configuration, the display compartment is on an exterior of the wallet. The fastening device is able to secure the wallet in both the closed configuration and the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: Cynthia DeMichele
  • Patent number: 7607462
    Abstract: A carryall or tote is a bag with an open top end that communicates with at least one inner pouch volume. The open top end is closed with a releasable closure. A transparent pocket located upon the front outer surface of the bag holds an accessory, such as an electronic access key or electronic access unit to permit real estate agents to access real properties listed for sale. A back pocket located upon the back outer surface holds one or more business cards or other identification indicia. A length-adjustable neck strap is provided from which the bag may be suspended. Alternatively, the bag may be suspended by one or more belt engaging loops. In some embodiments, a pen pocket may be provided as well as an additional pouch that is releasably fastened to the bag to hold other accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Katherine H. Degliobizzi
  • Patent number: 7604028
    Abstract: A wallet comprising a plurality of rectangular panels layered and coupled so as to provide three vertically oriented pockets and one horizontally oriented pocket, the first and second vertically oriented pockets dimensioned to accept credit cards and a third vertically oriented pocket dimensioned to accept an identification card or driver's license. The wallet is made of a resilient material, such as a leather, leather-like, denim, khaki or vinyl material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventor: Donnie R. Bridgefarmer
  • Publication number: 20090255612
    Abstract: The instant application relates to a portable dose form organizer and display wallet. The portable dose form organizer and display wallet encompasses a wallet body, at least one clear dose form pocket positioned on the inside or outside surface of the wallet body, and at least one clear information pocket corresponding to and positioned next to the at least one clear dose form pocket on the inside or outside surface of the wallet body. The wallet body has: an inside surface; an opposed outside surface; and two opposed ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Kathleen Sitek
  • Patent number: 7556073
    Abstract: A folding wallet configured to fit the front pockets of trousers, thereby encouraging such use to avoid neurological injury caused by carrying a wallet in the rear pockets of trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Michael L. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20090014104
    Abstract: A foldable denomination organized wallet (100) is provided. The wallet can include a billfold presenting a plurality of departments (101-120) to separately store money of differing denominations, wherein each department presents a monetary visual identifier for each denomination of the money, and the plurality of departments are visually staggered in order of denomination for showing the visual identifiers, a plurality of columns (125-126) to hold coins of differing denominations, wherein each column presents a coin visual identifier for each denomination of the coins, and the columns are visually ordered by denomination, and an identification pocket (160) made of a clear material to hold and show an identification card, wherein the coin holder and the identification pocket is attached to a front department of the billfold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: Tina Duchon
    Inventor: Tina Duchon
  • Publication number: 20080023114
    Abstract: A wallet comprising a plurality of rectangular panels layered and coupled so as to provide three vertically oriented pockets and one horizontally oriented pocket, the first and second vertically oriented pockets dimensioned to accept credit cards and a third vertically oriented pocket dimensioned to accept an identification card or driver's license. The wallet is made of a resilient material, such as a leather, leather-like, denim, khaki or vinyl material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Donnie R. Bridgefarmer
  • Patent number: 7296665
    Abstract: In a suitcase (1) comprising two articulately joined case shells (2, 3), the case shells (2, 3) being closable with a closing means (4) on frame elements arranged at the edges of the case shells (2, 3), it is provided that at least one case shell (2, 3) is at least partly made of a transparent plastic material and a space for receiving a sheet (10) with an illustration thereon is provided behind the transparent part of the case shell (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Rimowa GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Morszeck
  • Patent number: 7261133
    Abstract: A wallet having hardened reinforcing plates, as well as a dust-tight and water impervious cover. The wallet also has two Styrofoam layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: William A. Copeland
  • Patent number: 7159630
    Abstract: A pocketbook assembly includes a pocketbook having a rectangular shape with a first compartment and a second compartment divided along a fold line extending between a top edge and a bottom edge. The pocketbook has a first side edge abutting the first compartment and a second side edge abutting the second compartment. Each of the first and second compartments has a first side and a second side. The first side of the first compartment has an elongated first slot therein. Each of the first and second sides of the first compartment has a viewing window therein for viewing an interior of the first compartment. The second side of the second compartment has an elongated second slot therein. The second slot extends between the second side edge and the fold line to form an opening into the second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Jacqueline E. Klatte-Rolfe
  • Patent number: 6862827
    Abstract: A holder for a carrying and displaying a variety of travel related documents. The holder has clear pockets where the travel related documents placed therein are easily accessible by the user, easily viewed by security and boarding personnel, and the documents securely retained both within the holder and by an attachment means to the traveler. The document holder may be configured with a variety of pockets, each pocket being coverable with a flap. The holder may be worn about the traveler with a lanyard directly attached to the document holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: The HartGregory Group
    Inventor: Corinne A. Gregory
  • Publication number: 20040250933
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to wallets, and more particularly to wallets useful for organizing, carrying, and displaying essential items. The wallet disclosed herein is a wearable display wallet that includes a fastening device for releasably retaining the wallet in a closed configuration and a display configuration. The closed configuration is a reverse embodiment of the display configuration. When the wallet is carried in the closed configuration, a display compartment is on an interior of the wallet. When said wallet is carried in the display configuration, the display compartment is on an exterior of the wallet. The fastening device is able to secure the wallet in both the closed configuration and the display configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Cynthia DeMichele
  • Patent number: 6802348
    Abstract: A book bag for easy carrying and accessing includes a detachable wallet styled book assembly. The wallet has multiple pages with transparent sleeves so that information can be presented much as a conventional book. This book bag permits a particular subject area to be collated and presented as a book within a book bag. The book does not require removal from the book bag. The detachable wallet can be quickly and conveniently replaced with another so that updating new study material for students or others can be easily performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties
    Inventors: Mitzi R. Vernon, Tanya Blasko
  • Patent number: 6766932
    Abstract: A document carrier for travel documents includes a rectangular panel with pockets on one side and a necklace band attached on the opposite side. The band is adjustable and slidable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda H. Hansen, Andrezj M. Redzisz
  • Patent number: 6752305
    Abstract: A non-rigid identification card holder system is provided which can be attached to a breakaway lanyard for holding the identification card about the neck, to a clip for attaching the identification card to an article of clothing, or to a band for securing the card about the arm or leg. The identification card holder comprises at least one pocket sized to hold the identification card. In a preferred embodiment, at least one face of the pocket comprises a transparent polymeric material to allow easy viewing of the card. Any information contained on electronic chips which may be part of the card can also be scanned through the transparent material. A reinforced hole may be provided in the pocket face through which a finger may be inserted to aid in removing the identification card from the pocket. In another preferred embodiment, the card holder has two back-to-back pockets with the outer face of each pocket comprising a window of transparent polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: John Shattuck
  • Publication number: 20040108032
    Abstract: A folding wallet configured to fit the front pockets of trousers, thereby encouraging such use to avoid neurological injury caused by carrying a wallet in the rear pockets of trousers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Machael L. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20030188815
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a transparent document pouch for carrying travel documents. The document pouch has a first pocket sized to receive an article of identification and a second pocket sized to receive larger travel documents such as an airline ticket or a boarding pass. In one embodiment, the document pouch is formed from a single sheet of transparent material folded substantially in half. The sheet of material is heat sealed along sides of the sheet and by a cross seal in a portion of the sheet to form the first and the second pocket. A slit is formed in the sheet of material to provide access to the second pocket. The document pouch is suspended from a lanyard wrapped around a neck of a traveler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventor: MaryRose Hart
  • Patent number: 6601622
    Abstract: A personal accessory includes an outer cover and a pocket disposed within the body and accessible through an aperture through the outer cover. A holder includes a peripheral frame defining at least one window for receiving and holding a substantially flat object, the holder adapted to be inserted into and extracted from the pocket. A tether has a first end attached to the body at a point within the pocket and a second end attached to the holder, the holder rotatable around the second end of the tether when the holder is substantially extracted from the pocket. A quick release mechanism is selectively provided within selected pockets of the personal accessory and includes a corresponding plurality of pocket liners attached to a rigid sheet. Manual force applied to the rigid sheet forces substantially flat objects within the selected pockets outward from those pockets for rapid access and extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: TBAC Investment Trust
    Inventor: Raymond Wallace Young
  • Patent number: 6488433
    Abstract: A covered binder assembly in accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present inventions includes a front cover, a rear cover, and a spine connecting the front and rear covers. The front cover has a window assembly including a transparent sheet mounted thereto. The front cover may be transparent to allow the user to see through front cover into the interior of the binder. The trasparent sheet spans substantially over the front cover to form a front cover pocket between the cover and the transparent sheet. An opening is extended along a comer between the front cover and the spine to provide access to the front cover pocket. A closure arrangement is provided to facilitate the closing of the opening. A second thin transparent sheet forms a spine pocket between the spine and the second transparent sheet. The opening along the corner between the front cover and the spine also provides access to the spine pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Wien, Norman C. Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20020157745
    Abstract: A money card holding device comprising a continuous ribbon of metal having an intermediate support portion and first and second clip portions at opposite ends and on opposite sides of the support portion. Each of the clip portions has a lever portion connected to the intermediate support portion by a spring portion formed by bending the ribbon of metal into an arcuate form so that the distal end of the lever portion is resiliently biased against a flat surface of the intermediate support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Dee T. Stodghill
  • Patent number: 6401889
    Abstract: A luggage lock covering device for protecting a luggage lock from damage as well as protecting the luggage from damage caused by-the luggage lock. The luggage lock covering device includes a panel having a plurality of fold indentations therein such that a first portion, a second portion and a third portion are defined. The second portion is positioned between the first and third portions. The second portion includes an elongated slot extending therethrough. The elongated slot includes a size designed for removably receiving the luggage zipper. There is a fastening means for removably coupling the first portion to the third portion. The fastening means comprises a hook and loop fastening means that includes a loop portion and a hook portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Rren P. McCleskey
  • Patent number: 6367842
    Abstract: A covered binder assembly in accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present inventions includes a front cover, a rear cover, and a spine connecting the front and rear covers. The front cover has a window assembly including a transparent sheet mounted thereto. The front cover may be transparent to allow the user to see through front cover into the interior of the binder. The transparent sheet spans substantially over the front cover to form a front cover pocket between the cover and the transparent sheet. An opening is extended along a corner between the front cover and the spine to provide access to the front cover pocket. A closure arrangement is provided to facilitate the closing of the opening. A second thin transparent sheet forms a spine pocket between the spine and the second transparent sheet. The opening along the corner between the front cover and the spine also provides access to the spine pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Wien, Norman C. Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6193118
    Abstract: The organizer of the present invention has (a) a panel, (b) a work surface; and (c) a rim for coupling the work surface to the panel. Preferably, the panel is part of a backpack. The work surface is light permeable and a space exists between the work surface and the panel for placement of a sheet of paper or other object between the work surface and the panel. Static electricity maintains the sheet of paper against the work surface in a removably affixed position. The sheet has indicia thereon which are observable through the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Jamin, Inc.
    Inventor: Monica Meyer Kearl
  • Patent number: 6065515
    Abstract: A single-fold money or bill holder has a generally rectangular single sheet of backing material and a first cover flap attached to and overlaying more than one-half the length and less than the full length of the backing sheet. Further, the first cover flap overlies more than one-half but less than the fill width of the backing sheet. The cover flap is aligned along two edges with two edges of the backing sheet and attached along at least one edge. Numerous embodiments include pockets, credit card compartments with transverse slits, and transparent pocket faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Hidea Innovative Products, L.C.
    Inventor: William R. Harris
  • Patent number: 6029724
    Abstract: A foldable wallet includes a plurality of pockets bearing identifying indicia for holding credit cards and the like. A front panel is provided with spaces for presenting identifying descriptions of the items in one of the pockets and identifying indicia corresponding to the indicia on one of the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventor: Jack Rudnick
  • Patent number: 5913349
    Abstract: A wallet for credit cards is provided including a strip having at least one crease formed therein for allowing the folding of the same. Also included is a credit card storage sleeve mounted on the strip for containing a plurality of credit cards. At least one message is situated on the wallet and exposed only when the strip is unfolded. The message functions for warning a user about the use of credit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Inventor: Lisa A. Festus
  • Patent number: 5775398
    Abstract: A holder for a credit card or a similar object formed from panels at least one of which is transparent and being sealed along selected sides or edges to form a card-receiving pocket. One side is open to insert and receive the card. The opposite side is notched so the user can apply manual force to an edge of a contained card to partially extend it from the pocket. The card holder may be included in an organizer, wallet or pocketbook and may be part of an assembly of card holders joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Helen P. Siegel
    Inventor: Milton I. Siegel
  • Patent number: 5566980
    Abstract: A Motor Vehicle Document Organizer made of a flexible material with interior pockets designed specifically to house vehicle registration, proof of automobile insurance, accident information card, as well as a flap to secure driver's license for presentation. Motor Vehicle Document Organizer is foldable along a middle portion to form a front and rear cover. Interior pockets are affixed on three sides and unaffixed on the fold to accommodate insertion of said motor vehicle documents. Motor vehicle documents are commonly stored loosely in glove compartment of vehicle. This invention is particularly concerned with the organization and expedient identification of motor vehicle documents in a standardized format, eliminating timely searching for documents when requested by law enforcement or other emergency personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: John Fizer
    Inventor: John Fizer
  • Patent number: 5431207
    Abstract: A credit card or a holder for a similar object formed from panels of transparent plastic sealed along at least two opposite edges to form a pocket. One side is open to insert and receive the card. The opposite side is notched so the user can apply manual force to an edge of a contained card to partially extend it from the pocket. The card holder may be included in an organizer, wallet or pocketbook and may be part of an assembly of card holders joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Inventor: Milton I. Siegel
  • Patent number: 5184658
    Abstract: A card display pocket formed of three sheets of fusible material. The first sheet is a nylon/vinyl material that is slit one way to receive the second sheet of a frosty vinyl material which may be slit a different way from the first sheet to form specially designed pockets and woven through the first sheet of material, over the front side of the first sheet of material and under the back side of the first sheet of material. The third sheet is a plain vinyl that is used for a backing.The method of construction is as follows: In a sheet of nylon/vinyl material slits are made lengthwise or widthwise through the material so that they are either generally parallel to each other or generally perpendicular to each other. Translucent vinyl material, is then interwoven through these slits in order to form the desired pockets. The card pocket with curved sides is especially desirable for applications where a card is frequently accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: Enger-Kress Company
    Inventor: Thomas A. Bauman
  • Patent number: 5020673
    Abstract: A carrying case for carrying personal items includes three hinged, generally planar, semi-rigid panel members having a plurality of pockets thereon to receive and hold items to be carried. The members may be folded to a folded or closed condition wherein the members overlap one another in side-by-side configuration to form a relatively compact case during transportation and storage or the members may be unfolded to an open condition to allow access to the members and to support the members in an upright position. In the open, upright position, the invention serves as a conveniently accessed dispenser for its contents. In the closed position, the invention conforms in general shape to its contents, thus taking up less space than a rigid case when not full, yet offering protection to the contents. The pockets of the case can include transparent windows so that a user can see what is in a pocket without having to open the pocket and remove the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: David R. Adams
  • Patent number: 5007470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a purse having a reminder device therewith. The purse includes as an exterior portion thereof a flap. The flap includes a closeable pocket which is formed by a transparent portion removably attachable to a backing portion of the flap. The closeable pocket, as an exterior portion of the purse, permits viewing of a reminder device placed therein by a user of the purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Inventor: Carol A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 4979619
    Abstract: A transparent plastic case is provided for the protective long term storage of sports cards. The case is comprised of front and rear panels of matching elongated rectangular perimeter adapted to be cohesively sealed to enclose a sports card and a documentation card. The dimensions of the case relative to the sports card are such that the sports card within a sealed case is free to move slightly. The panels are further configured to facilitate stacking of a number of the cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Inventor: Alan C. Hager
  • Patent number: 4942913
    Abstract: An incorporating of a separate sub-wallet within a conventional wallet wherein the sub-wallet can be removed and utilized when it is not necessary to carry the entire wallet. The sub-wallet includes a currency carrying compartment and a separate credit card carrying compartment. Appropriate identification papers can also be carried in the credit card compartment. There will also be included within the currency carrying compartment a separate key compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: John A. Musso
  • Patent number: 4934520
    Abstract: A portable valuables receptacle is disclosed which includes a mechanism for prevention of slippage of the receptacle out of a garment pocket in which it is positioned, and which further prevents removal thereof from the pocket by a pickpocket. A slide plate provided with a portion for reception of valuables is slidably mounted within a case and movable between two positions, one being a locked position and the second being a released position. In the released position the slide plate is moved outwardly of the case by spring action, thus causing the case and the slide plate to expand against the side margins of the garment pocket in which it is placed, thus placing a force against the side margins and thereby preventing removal thereof from the garment pocket. The valuables receptacle portion of the slide plate is arranged to receive valuable personal belongings such as a commutation ticket, driver's license, a key or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Inventor: Akiko Okada
  • Patent number: 4907634
    Abstract: An organizer for money, credit cards, valuable papers and the like comprising a plurality of sheets in face-to-face relationship stitched together along respective sides to define a plurality of storage sections. The organizer is expandable and has a closure member with a plurality of positions to thus accommodate the expanded organizer. A removable holder may be alternatively secured in the organizer or removed from the organizer, folded back upon itself and secured to itself to provide a removable storage section for travellers checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Inventor: Eddie B. Yoo
  • Patent number: 4805680
    Abstract: A card holder with magnifying glass includes at least one holding part in which cash cards, business cards or so on are put and which is enclosed with sheets. One of the sheets has a lens which is used in order to read small letters on the cards or others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Inventor: Minoru Ueno
  • Patent number: 4744497
    Abstract: A security wallet including body portions formed by the folding and stitching of a linear strip of flexible material. The wallet, when formed, has an indentification card compartment with a slot opening, a currency compartment with a selectively closable flap, and an open key compartment. A pair of integral loops are formed near the opening of the key compartment and a neck lanyard is attached to one loop while a key chain is attached to the other loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Inventor: William T. O'Neal
  • Patent number: 4741372
    Abstract: A pocket organizer comprising a cover sheet, at least one first open topped envelope having a medial seam defining two separate pocket compartments, and at least one second envelope dimensioned to be received in one of the pocket compartments of said first envelope. Preferably, a plurality of first envelopes are releasably secured together by a resilient clip and one of the first envelopes is secured along the lateral edge to one end of the cover sheet. Preferably, the cover sheet and each of the first and second envelopes is formed of a clear plastic material so that the contents of each compartment and envelope can be readily identified. In addition, each envelope can be provided with a flexible tag secured to extend outwardly from the edge of each envelope and including alphabetic indicia to represent the type of contents desired in each compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Inventor: Michael A. Santilli
  • Patent number: 4705086
    Abstract: A wallet particularly suited to the needs of persons while jogging or participating in other active sports, includes a flexible back panel which is foldable between open and closed positions about a folding axis. A first flexible pocket panel is secured to the back panel on an inside surface portion on one side of the folding axis of the back panel. A second flexible pocket panel is secured to the back panel on an inside surface portion which is on the opposite side of the folding axis of the back panel. Both the first and second pocket panels have unsecured edges extending near the folding axis so as to define first and second pockets, respectively. A hook member projects out of the back panel and extends over an outside portion of the back panel to engage the waistband of the wearer. Accordingly, the wallet can be worn comfortably and its contents will not be lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Inventor: James J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 4682310
    Abstract: A timepiece that may be associated with a billfold in which the incorporation of the timepiece into the billfold does not significantly affect either the configuration or usage of the billfold.A battery-powered digital watch includes a printed circuitboard that is oversized to provide a flange that extends beyond the periphery of the watch cover. The wallet into which the timepiece is to be incorporated includes a cutout in its cover or a pocket sized to receive the cover member of the watch to permit viewing of the digital display, but to prevent the flange from passing therethrough. The timepiece is secured in place by an adhesive-bearing web overlying the backsides of both the flange and the wallet member through which the watch is viewed. Alternatively, or additionally, adhesive may be applied to the frontside of the flange that interfaces with the backside of the wallet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: Amity Leather Products Company
    Inventors: Eric W. Lund, Raymond W. Young