Convertible Patents (Class 190/1)
  • Patent number: 10842237
    Abstract: An electronics stand includes: a mount on which an electronic device is mounted where the mount and the electronic device are an assembly; and a plate member coupled to the mount. The plate member includes: a first plate having a first side connected to the mount and a second side opposite the first side; a second plate having a first side foldably connected to the second side of the first plate and a second side opposite the first side of the second plate; a restrictor including a first part foldably connected to the first plate and a second part foldably connected to the first part and to the second plate; and a third plate having a first side foldably connected to the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Minoru Takano
  • Patent number: 10758019
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flap fixing buckle including: a plug member having a cross bar that transverses an intermediate portion of a loop-shaped frame, in which a coupling protruding portion in which a magnet is embedded protrudes from the cross bar; and a socket member having a coupling groove into which the coupling protruding portion is inserted and which is formed in an upper surface of the socket member, in which a magnet is embedded inside the coupling groove, and a wing portion extends at the periphery of the upper surface of the socket member, and as a result, when the flap fixing buckle is installed on a bag or the like, an aesthetic external appearance may be formed because of a simple configuration, and the flap fixing buckle may be stably and conveniently fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: WOOJIN PLASTIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jisook Paik, Nan Hee Paik, Ji Hye Paik, Ji Won Son
  • Patent number: 10753636
    Abstract: An insulated HVAC duct component such as a transition box includes a first insulation layer and a second, different insulation layer. The transition box includes at least four sidewalls and one of a top and a back wall, the transition box further including a first access port and a second access port, the first access port having a different cross section than the second access port, one of the access ports being spaced from a nearest sidewall by less than 2 inches. The first insulation layer is located along an inside surface of the box. The second different insulation layer overlies the first insulation layer, the second different insulation layer having an air impervious surface, wherein the combined thickness of the first insulation layer and the second different insulation layer is less than 2 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: William R. Gray
  • Patent number: 10633157
    Abstract: Disclosed is an airtight container having a deformable cover unit or a deformable container unit, which ensures easy maintenance of the cover unit and allows the cover unit to be easily used with a large-capacity fixed container unit, or which includes an expandable accommodating space or an expandable inlet to accommodate various sizes of storage items therein in an airtight manner. The airtight container includes a deformable cover unit for useable with a fixed container unit. Alternatively, the airtight container includes first and second frames pivotably connected to each other so as to be selectively coupled to or come into contact with each other in order to seal a contact or coupling portion therebetween, and a deformable container unit disposed over the frames and configured to provide an accommodating space for a storage item therein. The first and second frames are disposed along the inlet rim of the container unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Hyun-Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 10525306
    Abstract: A functional training rig kit includes a box and a plurality of components adapted to fit within the box. At least some of the components and the box include elements by which the components are adapted to be attached to the outside of the box to provide at least one functional training rig attached to the outside of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Beaverfit Limited
    Inventors: Tom Beaver, Jim Beaver
  • Patent number: 10507968
    Abstract: A modular box assembly includes a box having a top end, an opposed bottom end, and side panels extending from the top end to the bottom end. A bottom panel is disposed at the bottom end such that the side panels and the bottom panel define a box cavity and the top end defines a box opening. A shoulder is attached to two side panel and extends inward from the side panels into the box cavity, wherein each shoulder is spaced from the top end a predetermined distance. A box top covers the box opening, the box top being selectively movable about and between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the top panel engages the shoulders to support the top panel, and in the closed position an upper surface of the top panel is substantially flush with the top end of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10476285
    Abstract: A tablet storage device includes a module on a cart frame that includes a wheeled base. A cart module defines a selectively accessible interior space having multiple storage slots within the interior space for holding tablets. In some cases a tablet storage device holds multiple tablets using two or more modules in a stacked arrangement on a wheeled base. Each module can hold a portion of the multiple tablets within storage slots within an interior space inside the module. The storage slots may have connectors for connecting to tablets, and the cart frame can have a network connection system that is adapted to provide a network connection for each tablet that is connected to one of the connectors. The cart frame may also have a power supply system for charging each tablet that is connected to one of the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa A. Ergun, Shaun Christopher Lindblad, Joseph Funk, William Dale Tischer, Peter Segar, David James Prince
  • Patent number: 10398937
    Abstract: A functional training rig kit includes a box and a plurality of components adapted to fit within the box. At least some of the components and the box include elements by which the components are adapted to be attached to the outside of the box to provide at least one functional training rig attached to the outside of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Beaverfit Limited
    Inventors: Tom Beaver, Jim Beaver
  • Patent number: 10264862
    Abstract: This invention relates to a case convertible into a baby carrier. More specifically, the invention relates to a device convertible between a baby carrier and a case. The device comprises a pair of shell members (12, 14) being angularly displaceable relative to one another between an open baby carrier condition and a closed case condition. The device further comprises a closure member (16) for locking the shell members (12, 14) in the closed condition with the closure member (16) providing storage space in which baby caring articles can be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Thokozani Nokuzola Anne Makuyana
  • Patent number: 10189636
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a combined drape and carrying bag unit used in medical and surgical settings with an indicator attached to a drawstring of the unit. Conversion of the unit from a drape or mat configuration involves pulling on exposed drawstring sections and results in deployment of the identifying indicator. The indicator includes preprinted information, a barcode for scanning, and/or space for the inscription of information by medical personnel. The inclusion of an integrated indicator with the combined drape and carrying bag unit informs medical personnel of the contents of the unit when in the bag configuration and obviates the need for opening the bag and discovering its contents, thereby reducing exposure of medical personnel to biohazard waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: EndoChoice, Inc.
    Inventor: William Parks
  • Patent number: 10117501
    Abstract: A portable bag includes an outer main body and an inner bag that can hold dry or wet contents. An inner bag adjustment mechanism adjusts the vertical, lateral and forward-rearward positions of the inner bag with respect to the outer main body such that the inner bag may be positioned anywhere within the main body. Releasable securing mechanisms and biasing mechanisms help fix the inner bag at the desired vertical and lateral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Shinji Marui
  • Patent number: 10044203
    Abstract: A tablet storage device includes a module on a cart frame that includes a wheeled base. A cart module defines a selectively accessible interior space having multiple storage slots within the interior space for holding tablets. In some cases a tablet storage device holds multiple tablets using two or more modules in a stacked arrangement on a wheeled base. Each module can hold a portion of the multiple tablets within storage slots within an interior space inside the module. The storage slots may have connectors for connecting to tablets, and the cart frame can have a network connection system that is adapted to provide a network connection for each tablet that is connected to one of the connectors. The cart frame may also have a power supply system for charging each tablet that is connected to one of the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa A. Ergun, Shaun C. Lindblad, Joseph Funk, William D. Tischer, Peter Segar, David J. Prince
  • Patent number: 9957015
    Abstract: A cover system for protecting boats, vessels, and other various shaped vehicles and objects is disclosed. A plurality of separate and distinct inflatable bladders supports a cover whereby a dome-like shape is produced. The resulting shape of the cover resists pooling of water and snow thereby reducing or even eliminating water damage to the underlying structure. Furthermore, since each bladder is separate and distinct, the plurality of bladders creates a support structure that conforms to objects of various shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory S. Reden
  • Patent number: 9901164
    Abstract: A method of using a convertible includes providing a convertible bag that includes a changing surface including a first tray panel and a second tray panel; first and second panel side walls extending perpendicular from the first and second tray panels, respectively; a shoulder strap including a first strap end and a second strap end, wherein each of the first and second strap ends is removably attached to the bag; and a plurality of connection points for removably attaching the first and second strap ends to the bag. The convertible bag moves between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the first panel and the second panel are parallel. In the open position, the first and second tray panels are within a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ANNA and Eve, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Houston, Anna Jones
  • Patent number: 9903135
    Abstract: A water-proof fabric has a perimeter consisting essentially of a straight section and a remaining section. The perimeter of the remaining section is circumscribed by first and second zipper tapes arranged in series. The perimeter of the straight section is circumscribed by third and fourth and fifth zipper tapes in series. The fourth zipper tape is located centered around a center of the straight side. The second zipper tape extends along the remaining side to an end of the remaining side. The fifth zipper tape extends along the straight side to the end of the straight side in an orientation to mesh at the corner with the second zipper tape. The fourth zipper tape mates with itself to form a cape. When the first zipper tape mates with itself and the second zipper tape mates with the fifth zipper tape a bivy tent is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Mihail Angelov Todorov
  • Patent number: 9820542
    Abstract: A luggage system with a wardrobe element which extends from the luggage portion and supports a crossbar for hanging clothing or costumes. An arm extends away from the crossbar for supporting a privacy curtain. The wardrobe element is secured within the sides of the luggage, and the opening of the luggage can be opened and closed without needing to store the wardrobe element. In a preferred embodiment, the wardrobe element includes two pairs of structural legs extending out of respective pockets within the luggage, the legs terminating at the crossbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Sanni McKelvey
  • Patent number: 9788656
    Abstract: Transportable folder-chair formed by two foldable/unfoldable parts, one of which is rectangular prismatic with two flat faces and two faces in the form of bellows, with extensions for forming the seat surface in an unfolded position, or position of use of the chair, which continue in flaps with two cutouts, and a set of flaps and fold lines, from which a folder is formed in the fold thereof. The transportable folder-chair also has a strap fixed by two ends for transporting the unit in the folded position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Miguel Sanza Pilas
  • Patent number: 9066840
    Abstract: A portable stretcher apparatus includes a pack having a first portion and a second portion removably coupled to said first portion with a fastener, said pack defining an internal compartment when said first portion is coupled to said second portion. The pack may be made of a suitable material such as canvas, vinyl or plastic. The pack may have straps, handles, grips or the like. The pack may contain a variety of first aid products and medicine for animals. The pack may also contain a stretcher that is collapsible and situated within storage compartment defined by the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Patricia L. Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 9060581
    Abstract: A foldable organizer bagging system. Plurality of pieces durable fabrics are seamed to form a flat sheet with a zipping mechanism mounted at two opposing sides and allows use as a picnic tote. On these plurality pieces of durable fabrics, multiple slotted pockets are attached to hold dishware, glassware and napkin and utensils. With a zipping motion, two side pieces fold into the bottom piece and the flat sheet forms a bagging system with a internal spacing for containing an anchored and separate bag for containing food and other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Lown, John Roscoe Swartz
  • Publication number: 20150107949
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for a bag that has a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment has a bottom wall that extends to an outer edge and a first pair and second pair of opposed sidewalls that extend generally perpendicularly from the outer edge of the bottom wall forming a cavity therein. A first top wall selectively secured to the first pair and second pair of opposed sidewalls of the first compartment, and a second compartment has a bottom wall that extends to an outer edge and a first pair and second pair of opposed sidewalls that extend generally perpendicularly from the outer edge of the bottom wall forming a cavity therein. A second top wall is selectively secured to the first pair and second pair of opposed sidewalls of the second compartment, and an inflatable device is contained within the second compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Wayne Mitchell MCDONALD, Colton Sands MCDONALD, Joseph Ridge MCDONALD, Suzanna Rose MCDONALD
  • Patent number: 8905207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an item of luggage (101) incorporating a collapsed resting support (125) which when erected may be used to support portions of a resting person (55) in a forwards leaning seated position. The item of luggage comprises an external casing (102) that extends across a plurality of sides of the item of luggage, and a personal resting support (125) for supporting a resting seated person's upper torso, the personal resting support being removeably affixable to a side (103) of the casing when not in use for resting support of a seated person. The resting support includes a main supporting section (126) for supporting a seated user's upper torso in a forwards leaning seated position, and at least two supporting legs (117, 118; 146) for supporting the main supporting section and which in use extend downwardly from the main supporting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon Blackwood Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20140311843
    Abstract: A case (1) includes a lower shell (2) and an upper shell (3) which are equipped with elements (4, 4?) for joining them together. The lower shell (2) and the upper shell (3) are provided with respective members (6, 6?) for attaching telescopic legs (7). The lower shell (2) forms a bed, a bathtub or a raised bed. The upper shell (3) forms a deckchair or a high chair. The suitcase (1) includes a bed bumper and a removable seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Alexis, Michel, Jack Grignon, Audrey, Colette, Yvette Mei
  • Publication number: 20140216512
    Abstract: A collapsible interactive personal privacy shelter for changing into and out of clothing and wet suits may be used in association with cold water activities, which is portable and convenient for use in both cold and warm climates. The preferred embodiment is of non see through, water resistant, translucent textile, partially insulated, trapezoidal in shape, having a triangular shaped flexible rubber pedestal and foam rubber changing matt. The textile is open at the top with a draw cord insulated hood, and forms an enclosure resting upon a user's shoulders, and is entered through a zippered opening running vertically down the front. Openings on either side of the enclosure are covered by wind flaps open on one side secured by hook and loop fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Tallon
  • Publication number: 20140190780
    Abstract: A luggage and cart assembly carries items and provides a platform to transport additional items. The assembly includes a container having a bottom panel, a top panel, and a perimeter wall. Container wheels are coupled to the container to support the container on a support surface when the container is in a transport position. A handle is coupled to and extendable from the container such that the handle may be grasped while the container is in the transport position. A platform is coupled to the container and selectively extendable from the container for supporting extrinsic items to the container in a position adjacent to the container. Thus, the extrinsic items are transportable with the container by manipulation of the handle while the container is in the transport position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Drew K. Blazure
  • Publication number: 20140182989
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a bag with a computer display panel attached to it. The display panel remains attached to the bag by a retainer while it pivots near the top front corner of the bag so that the operator/wearer of the bag can view the display. To move from an operating to storage position, the display panel pivots upward into a vertical position and slides downward into a pocket-like holder on the bag front. The retainer attaches to the bag inside the holder. For maintaining an angular position of the display panel relative to the bag front when in operation, the display panel includes a prop extending to the holder front. The prop presses against the holder front while the display panel is supported by the retainer. A computing unit panel, electrically connected to the display panel, may be attached to the inside front of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Charles A. Daley, III
  • Publication number: 20140151172
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handbag having concealed elements which, when revealed, transform the handbag for other uses. The essential features of the invention can be implemented in alternative embodiments with details that differ from the embodiment indicated in the example of the description while still falling within the scope for which protection is sought. Likewise, the invention can be manufactured in any shape or size using the most adequate materials, since all of the above is in line with the claims. The terms used in the description should always be interpreted in the broad, non-restrictive sense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Elías Ortiz Diaz
  • Patent number: 8714389
    Abstract: A convertible device that converts between an activity mat and a storage container to capture and store numerous articles. Upon reclosing the activity mat, the articles are recaptured into the storage container. The device includes walls and a base, webbing connected between each adjacent wall pair, and a joint connected between the base and walls so that they are foldable into a third configuration wherein the footprint of the folded device is roughly the size of the base. In the third configuration, the walls are stacked relative to the base. The convertible device may further include two zippers for releasably holding the walls in a rigid and upright position in the first configuration. The webbing can be inwardly biased such that when the walls are urged from the second to the first configuration, the webbing folds toward the interior of the convertible device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: International Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne H. Rothschild, Maxwell Bell Rothschild
  • Patent number: 8689841
    Abstract: A compartmented bag having a cavity, comprising a coiled strap having at least one compartment thereon, and a fastener about a circumference of the strap linking adjoining coiled edges of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Zipit Ltd.
    Inventor: Dave Bortz
  • Patent number: 8662267
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally pertains to articles of luggage that are integrated with child seats so that children may sit on the luggage articles during transport. In one exemplary embodiment, an article of luggage, such as a suitcase, has a retractable seat and a plurality of wheels. The retractable seat resides within a cavity in the luggage article when positioned in a retracted position. A user can pull the retractable seat from the cavity to position a seat back in an extended position. While in the extended position, a child can sit on the article of luggage and lean back against a back of the seat. The back of the seat or other component of the article of luggage can be pulled or pushed such that at least one wheel of the article of luggage rolls on a surface in order to move the article from one location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Cristyn Danielle Hart, John Kraljic
  • Publication number: 20140057246
    Abstract: A demonstration case having an eccentric tilt panel display assembly is provided for safely securing, transporting, and demonstrating industrial products or equipment. The demonstration case may reduce damage to display products that may occur from dropping the demonstration case or from joggling of display products during transport. The demonstration case may also help stably maintain the display product in a display or demonstration mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Profire Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin Hal Parks
  • Patent number: 8616354
    Abstract: A configurable briefcase desktop having two generally planar support columns, each support column having a fixed length section and an extendable section. The extendable section of each support column is comprised of a scissors linkage and an elongated foot member. The elongated foot member provides improved load distribution across the surface supporting the invention. Embodiments typically include a fold lock mechanism to releasably lock each support column in its folded configuration. Other embodiments have a support stiffening mechanism adapted to yieldably resist movement of its respective support member from its support configuration. Further embodiments comprise at least one load sensor system to provide a warning signal when the extendable section of a support column is in extended configuration and subjected to a compression force in excess of a predetermined amount. In some embodiments the fold lock mechanism and support stiffening mechanism of a particular support column may be mechanically ganged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Vatche Azirian
  • Patent number: 8602185
    Abstract: A combined luggage bag and walker assembly having side frame elements. Forward wheels are affixed to the bottom each of the side frame elements. Handles are coupled to the top end of the side frame elements. Two leg elements are pivotably connected to the side frame elements at pivot connections. The leg elements are free to rotate about the pivot connections between a closed configuration and an open configuration. Linkages lock the leg elements into their open configuration. Rearward wheels are coupled to each of the leg elements proximate its free end. A luggage bag is attached between the side frame elements. A confined area exists behind the luggage bag. The confined area is defined by the luggage bag in front and the leg elements on either side. A person needing the assistance of a walker stands and walks in the confined area while grasping the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Joan White
  • Publication number: 20130319808
    Abstract: A combination exercise apparatus and article of luggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: James McClure, Brent Hutchings
  • Publication number: 20130256072
    Abstract: A suitcase configured to transform to a bed is provided. It includes a frame with a hinge. The frame is secured to a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is pivotally connected to a first portion about the hinge. The first portion and the second portion respectively include a first inner face and a second inner face. The first inner face includes a first mattress and the second inner face includes a second mattress. At least one of the first portion and the second portion include a fastener to releasably secure the second portion to the first portion. When the first portion and the second portion are in an open configuration, the first mattress and the second mattress form the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Modrek Farhat
  • Patent number: 8544640
    Abstract: A carrying assembly for a tablet computer or similar object. A bag structure is provided that has an internal pocket. Padding areas exist around the internal pocket between the internal pocket and the bag structure. The padding areas are at least partially filled with padding material. The ends of a handle structure are attached to the bag structure. A fabric panel extends from the handle structure to the bag structure. The object is stored in the internal pocket. When needed, the object is removed. The bag structure is laid on one side so that the fabric panel lay flat on a surface. In this orientation, the handle structure and the bag structure combine to create a holding trough. The object is placed within the holding trough, wherein the object leans against the bag structure in an inclined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory L. Hilton
  • Patent number: 8490764
    Abstract: A portable wardrobe storage and changing device for transporting uniforms and costumes to a performance site and then convert into a private changing station. The device includes a rigid internal frame with a lower frame and a perpendicularly aligned upward extending frame member. Attached to the lower frame are two wheels. Extending around the frame is a four-sided elongated bag with an adjustable upper lid. The elongated bag also includes a first vertical slide connector and a second horizontal slide connector that allows the bag to selectively opened or closed around the internal frame. Disposed between the lid and the elongated bag is a third slide connector that allows three edges of the lid to be selectively detached from the bag. When the three slide connectors are detached, the lid may be lifted and the two side panels and the two front panel sections maybe opened and extended to form a changing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Margaret Simester
  • Patent number: 8453812
    Abstract: A folding sport luggage including a main luggage case and wheels equipped at the bottom of the case. The main luggage case includes a front portion and a rear portion. The rear portion of the main luggage case has a frame composed of side, back, and bottom panels and coated with a coating. The front portion of the main luggage case has a soft bag case extending from the frame of the main luggage case. The bottom panel can be folded and includes a folding front portion supporting the bottom of the soft bag case and a rear portion supporting the bosom of the frame of the main luggage case. With no items inside, the front portion of the luggage can be folded inwards to greatly reduce the space occupied by the sport luggage. Thus it is convenient to place and transport, with low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Zhuofan Xiao
  • Patent number: 8439174
    Abstract: The combined suitcase and cushion apparatus provides a typical appearance for a portable suitcase, exteriorly. Within the top section provided by the first closure the second closure allows flap opening to reveal and release the mat. The mat is extendable from the top section to provide a cushioning material disposed above an inflatable chamber. Combining both forgiving resilient features provides a much more comfortable mat. Importantly, the first closure allows selective total separation of the top section. With this feature, the top section can be retained or separated for mat use. The apparatus provides all portability features to which users have become accustomed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Susan L. Miranda
  • Patent number: 8434601
    Abstract: A carrying case for an electronic device includes a main compartment receiving the electronic device and having an opening as an entrance, a cover foldably fixed on the main compartment for covering the opening, a first supporting member positioned on the cover and a second supporting member positioned on the cover and spaced from the first supporting member, a first engaging member and a first fixing member. The first supporting member and the second supporting member are capable of forming a V-shaped ridge structure when the cover is partially elevated above the main compartment and supporting the electronic device. The first engaging member is fixed on the first fixing member to maintain the V-shaped ridge structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Qi Hou, Ming-Chang Lee
  • Publication number: 20130099648
    Abstract: A rolling bag/luggage that is composed of a seat—a desk—storage area for the desk and other supplies. The drawer can be used with or without the organizer. All of these pieces of furniture are constructed into this rolling that organizes the life of a busy person on the go. This luggage has strong rollers and adjustable handles for easy use. This luggage has large storage areas with outside compartments to make supplies readily accessible. This convenient mobile office in a bag comes with the comfort of a seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Jonie Thames Moore
  • Patent number: 8225934
    Abstract: A container system foldable into a placemat includes a front panel, a back panel, a center panel, and a border panel. The front, back, and border panels each include an inner edge and an outer edge. The center panel includes three inner edges and an outer edge. The center panel is foldably connected to the front, back, and border panels, such that a first inner edge of the center panel is adjacent to an inner edge of the front panel, a second inner edge of the center panel is adjacent to an inner edge of the back panel, and a third inner edge of the center panel is adjacent to an inner edge of the border panel. An attachment mechanism extends along the outer edges of the center, front, back, and border panels. The attachment mechanism allows closure of the container system to define the substantially enclosed interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Carter T. Malcolm, Jacqueline K. Malcolm
  • Patent number: 8181760
    Abstract: Herein is described an equipment container with an integrated stand comprising a bag with a lid and a base, retractable legs, and a movable post attached to the lid, wherein the retractable legs can be enclosed into the base of the bag, and the movable post is adapted to be stowed for transport or deployed to support a piece of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Nam Tim Trieu
  • Patent number: 8051510
    Abstract: A foldable diaper bag, changing surface and play pad assembly is disclosed. The foldable diaper bag, changing surface, and play pad assembly comprises a circular portion and a rectangular portion attached to and extending outwardly from said circular portion, wherein said circular portion in combination with said rectangular portion define a keyhole shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Sharon R. Soloway
  • Patent number: 8016089
    Abstract: The combination suitcase and chair apparatus provides a suitcase typical in appearance to many others. However, somewhat hidden within the suitcase are the four legs and the section leg that provide for the apparatus to be used as a chair. The four legs telescope and provide for the first section to be the adjustable height chair bottom. The section leg pivots and telescopes from the second section such that the second section is an adjustably angled chair back. The section leg is removably covered by a flap substantially like the flaps that cover the four legs of the first section. Importantly, both the first section and second section have a removable cushioned mat. The mats provide cushioned comfort and also provide for covering the cavity within each section. The cavities are used as would be those in a typical suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: John P. McNichols
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7870937
    Abstract: This is a combination computer work station, cosmetic desk, casual/open tote and luggage set device. The device is easily transported and the area to push or pull luggage may be expanded to stow various pieces of luggage. Luggage may be partially filled yet secured by the divider device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Albert Arnao
  • Publication number: 20100187062
    Abstract: A portable luggage device includes a case, and spaced apart telescoping sections carried by the case that are extendable between a retracted position and an extended position. An inner handle is coupled to exposed ends of the telescoping sections. An outer handle encloses the inner handle, and support arms are coupled to the outer handle for supporting a laptop computer. The outer handle is rotatable with respect to the inner handle between a stowed position defined by the support arms aligned with the telescoping sections, and a deployed position defined by the support arms extending outwards from the telescoping sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: Kaceconcepts Holdings LLC
    Inventors: CHRISTINE R. SWEENEY, Patrick Sweeney, Marc McAllister
  • Patent number: 7761944
    Abstract: A baby changing duffel includes a changing pad formed of resilient material, sized and shaped to serve as a changing surface for either an infant or a toddler. The pad is covered with a removable, washable cover. The cover is sized and shaped to fit over the changing pad and has an inner changing surface and an outer surface. An upper pouch is attached adjacent to an upper end of the outer surface. A retaining sleeve is attached to a lower end of the cover and encloses a folded portion of the pad and cover. The side pockets have interior compartments and are attached at the edges of the outer surface of the cover. The side pockets are folded over the inner changing surface for transport. A carrying handle extends between side edges of the cover and is located to support the duffel when folded to fit the retaining sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Charlotte Skophammer
  • Publication number: 20100108451
    Abstract: A suitcase comprises a body and a frame, said frame movable from a first position contained within said suitcase when said suitcase is closed, to a second position extending from said suitcase when said suitcase is open, said frame including a shield portion supporting a canopy, said canopy movably mounted on said shield portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Phillip Pain, Natasha Gibbs, Andrew Pain, Michael Pain, Robert Pain
  • Patent number: 7694788
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resilient foam pad that is integrated into the bottom exterior of a tool bag. More specifically, the invention relates to maximizing the inter-compatibility of a tool bag and a highly portable foam pad. The upper surface of the foam pad is adorned with a nylon loop fastener attracting carpet. Attached to the bottom side of the tool bag is a nylon hook fastener lining. The tool bag is designed to offer storage and detachment of the foam pad without having to open the tool bag compartment. Alternative embodiments of the foam pad would include a rubber sealed version for use in wet conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Jamie Hann