With Means For Securing An Accessory Patents (Class 190/102)
  • Patent number: 11000138
    Abstract: A compressible storage pillow designed to allow an individual to store items within a pouch that can also be utilized as a pillow. The compressible storage pillow includes a cylindrical fabric member having a circular first end opposite a circular second end, with a central cavity extending between the two. A fastener is at the first end and is designed to secure to a mated fastener on a top cover. Another fastener is at the second end and is designed to secure to a mated fastener on a bottom cover. The top cover and the bottom cover each have straps extending therefrom. Each strap has a strap fastener at a distal end, such that the top cover is designed to removably secure to the bottom cover. In this way, a user is able to securely store items in a pouch that can then be utilized as a pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Komatick
  • Patent number: 10973296
    Abstract: A carrying bag includes a housing having a base wall and an upper wall, and the housing includes a cover panel foldable relative to the upper wall, a base plate is engaged in the housing, a placement rack is foldably attached to the base plate with a hinge device, and the placement rack is foldable relative to the base plate and the housing, and a display is attached to the placement rack and movable relative to the upper wall between an upwardly working position and a downwardly folded storing position. A power supply is engaged in the housing, and a charger is engaged in the housing and electrically connected to the power supply. The housing includes a chamber for receiving a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ZGONIC PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Chih Feng Ho
  • Patent number: 10939736
    Abstract: A maternity bag with a bag body defining an outer surface and a changing mat configured to be detachable from the outer surface of the body. The changing mat is optionally made of a same material as the bag body and/or has the same texture or color as the outer surface of the bag body, and is dimensioned to at least partially wrap around the outer surface of the bag body so as to be fully integrated and indistinguishable. The function and the look of the changing mat is concealed as it is integrated to the bag when attached. A method for changing babies using the bag is also provided. The changing mat being wrapped around the bag, it reinforces the body's structure and liberates space inside the bag. The invention provides an elegant and stylishly fashionable look to the bag. The invention also concerns the changing mat configured to be affixed to a diaper bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Krystel Perou
  • Patent number: 10849399
    Abstract: A container system includes several carry items or containers for carrying items. The carry items or containers each have a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The carry items or containers include magnetic coupling elements on at least one side to magnetically couple to another one of the carry items or containers. The magnetic coupling elements can be arranged so that a specific orientation of the carry items or containers can be enforced by there not being a magnetic attraction when the items are not properly oriented and aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Wayne Schurman
  • Patent number: 10825431
    Abstract: The present invention is a display for storing and displaying a musical instrument, displaying a decorative surface and playing amplified audio. The invention enables the instrument and other audio equipment to be displayed out of the way while being easily accessed. Some of the best embodiments will use a decorative surface to compliment the instrument within the display. Notably, the display can be configured to play amplified sound from an amplified instrument such as a guitar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Bernard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10750855
    Abstract: A notebook computer lap table for facilitating portable use of a notebook computer with an external keyboard includes a pair of platforms comprising a base platform and a shelf platform. A support assembly comprises a left support and a right support coupled to an upper side of the base platform adjacent a left edge and a right edge, respectively. The base platform is configured to receive a notebook computer between the left support and the right support. The support assembly is configured to extend above the keyboard of the notebook computer. The shelf platform has a closed position resting on the support assembly parallel with the base platform over the keyboard and an alternate open position. The shelf platform in the closed position is configured to support an external keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Bruce Bender
  • Patent number: 10492582
    Abstract: A multifunction suitcase system that provides greater convenience and ease of travel by providing a means for transporting and organizing additional items of luggage and personal belongings. The suitcase is able to be configured to provide the utility of a luggage cart, a shopping cart, a shopping basket, a stool, a table, and attachment points for LATCH system infant car seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Miles
  • Patent number: 10383415
    Abstract: A foldable travel bag assembly is provided including a foldable travel bag and a clothing rack, which is removably attachable to the foldable travel bag. The clothing rack can adopt a first position in which it is stored inside the travel bag, and a second position in which it is secured to the travel bag and extends upward and outward from the travel bag providing an upper hanging tube for hanging clothes. The longitudinal front and rear ends of the travel bag can fold inward for storage purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth James Graham, Kara Lynn Mckee
  • Patent number: 10390119
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable speaker device usable with a container and a method for using the same. The portable speaker device has a structure to be mounted on containers of various kinds, materials, shapes and sizes to be discarded. That is, the portable speaker device includes a first mounting member mounted in an opening of a container. The portable speaker device further includes a second mounting member coupled to the first mounting member and provided to be mountable on containers of various sizes. The portable speaker device receives sound source data reproduced from a mobile device through wireless communication, and outputs the reproduced sound of a speaker through the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LEEDEYEON, INC.
    Inventor: Yeon Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10264871
    Abstract: A device for storing and carrying items. The device includes a storage section. A binder holder is connected to and extends from a front wall of the storage section. The binder holder includes first and section connection arms extending from the binder holder on a side opposite the connection to the front wall. The first and second connection arms extend in opposite directions from the binder holder. A first connector extends from a first side wall of the storage section for mating with the first connection arm. A second connector extends from a second side wall of the storage section for mating with the second connection arm. When the first connector mates with the first connection arm and the second connector mates with the second connection arm, the binder holder forms a pouch with the front wall for selectively receiving an item therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Adam Merzon
  • Patent number: 10237655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable and compact battery-powered stereo speaker assembly that incorporates a DC to DC converter, which enables power from the internal stereo speaker assembly battery to charge an interconnected hand-held device, such as a smartphone, through a USB connection, thereby extending the time that the device can be used untethered from the AC power grid. A DC to DC converter enables the charging function can be implemented even if the speaker assembly is not connected to the AC power grid, and even if the battery of the stereo speaker assembly is not fully charged. The stereo speaker assembly also incorporates Bluetooth connectivity, a proprietary open wireless technology standard, developed by Ericsson in 1994, employing frequency-hopping spread spectrum radio transmissions in the ISM band from 2400-2480 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Robert Osborn, Daniel Lester Hill
  • Patent number: 10165841
    Abstract: A footwear carrying system may include first and second separate carriers, each having a first attachment point near a first end of the carrier, a second attachment point near a second end of the carrier opposite the first end, and a third attachment point along a side of the carrier. A first strap may be adapted to connect the first and second attachment points of the first carrier, and a second strap may be adapted to connect the first and second attachment points of the second carrier. The third attachment points of the first and second carriers may be adapted to connect the first and second carriers together. The carriers may be suspended from one or more shoulders of a wearer, or attached to another carrier using the straps or a connection between the first and second carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SWings Products, LLC
    Inventor: Elizabeth Yolanda Dalton
  • Patent number: 10154721
    Abstract: An external or internal artwork tube pocket that allows a child to carry artwork on a backpack or other carrying accessory without damage. The invention typically includes a tubular pocket that is open on the top and closed on the bottom. This tube can hold rolled-up sheets of artwork or other paper or thin cardboard. The tube is adapted to be attached to the backpack or accessory. The tube can have a fixed or removable bottom and an optional removable top. A preferred embodiment includes a substantially cylindrical artwork pocket attached vertically to the side of the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Urban Infant
    Inventors: Kelly Friedl, Eric Eichhorn
  • Patent number: 10123597
    Abstract: A vertical luggage includes a luggage body having an opening located on a front panel thereof and recessed toward a back panel thereof, a rectangular front bag stitched with one lateral side thereof to one lateral side of the luggage body for use as a front cover to close the opening of the luggage body, a first zipper for binding the other three sides of the front bag to the other three sides of the opening, and a compressible inner bag stitched to an inner side of the front bag for holding a suit bag and other storage items, and a bottom layer space defined in a bottom side inside the luggage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Joy Tong
  • Patent number: 10123601
    Abstract: A laptop bag incorporated luggage includes a boarding bag, a flexible cloth cover connected to the top panel of the boarding bag, a laptop bag provided at the inner side of the flexible cloth cover for holding a laptop and turnable with the flexible cloth cover to cover or open the front panel of the boarding bag. Thus, the laptop bag and the boarding bag can be quickly extended out to pass the customs' X-ray inspection, facilitating the user to take or put into the laptop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Joy Tong
  • Patent number: 10012996
    Abstract: Disclosed are robot configuration-based mapping and planning technologies for a mobile robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SAVIOKE, INC.
    Inventors: Adrian Canoso, William H. Vaughan, Michael Jae-Yoon Chung
  • Patent number: 9938068
    Abstract: A cooler/lunch bag has a detachable liner, which is attached to the bag by engaging a row of round studs on the bag with a row of “+” shaped slits in the liner. After the liner is detached, it can be folded up, inverted and covered by its plastic base in a storage position. Such cooler/lunch bag can be thoroughly cleaned and is suitable for long-term use, in contrast to the cooler/lunch bags with fixed liners, which become disposable when soiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Qi Li
  • Patent number: 9864404
    Abstract: Multiple unique configurations for a computer tablet holding device are disclosed. One of device's configurations allows for multiple viewing angles through the use of multi-configurable assembly. Another configuration is a multi-positional computer tablet holding device that can be used within a folio, with the benefit of working cooperatively with an accessory such as a keyboard or wrist rest, or removed and used independently of the folio. The holding device and other accessories may be retained on the folio by judiciously placed magnets. The folio of the invention includes a first and second flap, the first flap including a plurality of magnets arranged in a matrix, the magnets being spaced apart at a distance, the riser including a base having a pair of magnets, said individual magnets of the pair of magnets being spaced apart at the distance, the riser being selectively attachable at positions corresponding to the magnet positions of the folio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Fellowes Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon Matlin, Shawn Applegate, Brian Chung
  • Patent number: 9857022
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, at least one hinge assembly and a supporting assembly. The display has a rear surface. The hinge assembly includes a fixing component and at least one assembling component. The fixing component is disposed on the display. The at least one assembling component is pivoted on the fixing component. The supporting assembly is disposed on the assembling component for pivoting relative to the display. The supporting assembly includes a holder and a support that are for moving with each other. The holder is for pivoting relative to the display to have a holding position and a leaning position. The support is for pivoting relative to the display to have a storing position and a supporting position. The holder pivots from the holding position to the leaning position to drive the support to pivot with the holder from the storing position to the supporting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Yuju Liu, I-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 9803957
    Abstract: A firearm storage apparatus comprising a base including a first groove, a first storage panel removeably supported within the first groove, the first storage panel including a plurality of slots that traverse a face of the first storage panel and a plurality of adjustable straps, each strap mated to the first storage panel through two of the slots and adjustable in position along the first storage panel and adjustable in degree of tightness to secure a firearm to the first storage panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Carlos Chavira
  • Patent number: 9753494
    Abstract: An electronic device accessory is provided in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure. The electronic device accessory comprises an elongated member including at least one port and a releasable attachment mechanism embedded in the elongated member to couple an electronic device to a portion of the elongated member. The electronic device accessory further includes a top cover extending from a first edge of the elongated member to cover a first side of the electronic device and a bottom cover extending from a second edge of the elongated member to cover a second side of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aki Laine, Dimitre Mehandjiysky, Michael Delpier
  • Patent number: 9648934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a camera bag comprising a supporting frame for fixing a camera, and a shell for accommodating the camera and the supporting frame. The supporting frame comprises a front panel having a lens aperture and a supporting plate for fixing the camera. The front panel is detachably connected to the supporting plate through a connector. The camera bag further comprises a fixing means for fixing front of the camera lens on the front panel of the supporting frame. The present invention allows a user to shoot at any time without taking the camera out of the bag, and it can prevent the camera from the damage of rain, snow, and sand wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Ming Kai Tang
  • Patent number: 9638572
    Abstract: Removable luggage scale devices are disclosed herein that include: at least one measuring device, at least one gripping member coupled to the measuring device, at least one coupling unit, wherein the coupling unit couples the at least one measuring device to at least one piece of luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Jerry Moon
  • Patent number: 9604757
    Abstract: A reusable shopping bag holder and system and method of using a reusable shopping bag holder and system is disclosed herein. The system includes a primary bag and a plurality of flexible secondary bags. The primary bag includes a plurality of compartments formed by dividers or pockets. The compartments store the secondary bags such that the secondary bags can be removed from the primary bag as necessary to store and carry shopping items. The primary bag itself may also be used to carry shopping items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: My Smart Products, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Spivack, Lisa Williams
  • Patent number: 9549597
    Abstract: A luggage article having a lower portion supporting a pluralities of supports and including a plurality of walls forming a luggage case structure defining an interior cavity and having a front wall, back wall, opposing side walls, and a bottom wall, at least one support assembly being mounted on a lower portion adjacent the front wall, the lower portion of the front wall has a protruding ledge structure extending at least partially laterally across the front wall, front edges of the opposing sidewalls being offset rearwardly from the front edge of the protruding ledge structure to enhance stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Reinhard Meersschaert, Andrea Della Vecchia
  • Patent number: 9501101
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a frame used to mount a display to a bag or other object. The frame includes a prop to press against the bag front and hold a display angle relative to the bag. The frame may be adapted to hold thin film display and touch control units, may be light weight and hollow, may include a camera or other tools and may be in two parts to hold the display/control unit. The frame may include finger guides on its back side, may be shaped to fit the operator's hands and may be adapted to attach to the object using an attachment flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Augustus Daley, III
  • Patent number: 9496102
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a protective cover for an input device includes a housing having an outer portion and an inner portion, with the inner portion including a first end and a second end, and a plurality of keys disposed in an area at the first end of the inner portion of the housing. A holder can be configured to receive and secure an input device with at least a portion of the holder coupled to the second end of the inner portion of the housing. The housing can be configurable in a plurality of positions including a closed configuration, an open configuration, a first active configuration, and a second active configuration. The protective cover can further include a plurality of magnets coupled to the housing and configured to secure the housing in one or more of the closed, open, and active configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: Mathew Bates, Chia Feng Lee, Li-Jen Chien, John Moriarty, Simone Mandelli, James Jackson, Benjamin Riot, Mel Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9442521
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system comprised of a bag and computer combination which allows the bag wearer to quickly access and use a computer while mobile. The system can be in three forms and all three are used in the same way: a pivoting cover is moved out of the way to expose a display which pivots into the line of sight of the wearer/operator. When assembled, all the components are physically connected and electrical components are electrically connected. Additional components include a keyboard or write pad mounted on the pivoting cover or on a separate pivoting mount near the center bag front, a display prop which braces the display in various angular positions and side pockets fitted for peripherals. An example is cited using a bag with flap mounts and equipment which mounts to the flaps using clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Charles A. Daley, III
  • Patent number: 9375061
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Sherrill W. Mosee
  • Patent number: 9351553
    Abstract: Implementations described and claims herein provide dual function bag that includes features that accommodate work-related materials and recreational materials. The dual function bag includes a housing formed from a front side and a back side connected by a ventilation strip and a base strip. The bag further includes a first and a second attachment that extends from its respective side. The first and second attachments are coupled at a connection point to form a receiving space adjacent to the ventilation strip. The receiving space is adapted to receive one or more articles. A carrying strap is coupled to the connection point, and the connection point is adapted to cinch the one or more articles in the receiving space when tension is applied to the carrying strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Apera, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Andrew Youngs
  • Patent number: 9326574
    Abstract: A suitcase with a hollow container body defining an internal compartment and having: a supporting wall; an upper wall opposite to the supporting wall; a first opening, closable, for accessing the compartment. The upper wall has two edges adjacent each other and delimiting a second opening closable and central to said top wall. The suitcase further comprises a support having two flaps folded one over the other to form a U-shaped pocket which divides the compartment in two half-compartments. Each of the flaps is associated with a corresponding edge of the top wall and at least a first flap is slidable with respect to its corresponding first edge to reduce or extend the depth of the pocket for the extraction/housing of a product in the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NILVIA S.N.C.
    Inventor: Giusseppe Dissegna
  • Patent number: 9314077
    Abstract: A checkpoint-friendly bag for allowing a laptop computer stored in a dedicated portion thereof to provide a clear, unobstructed, and distinct image thereof when X-ray screened at an inspection station without having to remove the laptop computer from the dedicated portion. The bag includes a dedicated compartment and a non-dedicated compartment. The non-dedicated compartment stores items other than the laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul V. Scicluna
  • Patent number: 9097788
    Abstract: A luggage tracking assembly for tracking luggage during air travel and providing location information or other luggage related information to a remote device. The assembly includes a housing. Each of a processor, a transceiver, and a positioning mechanism are coupled to the housing. The transceiver is communicatively coupled to the processor. The positioning mechanism is configured for determining a physical location of the housing relative to earth. The housing is insertable into an interior space of a pouch coupled to a piece of luggage. A closure is coupled to the pouch securing the housing in the interior space of the pouch. A fastener couples the pouch to the piece of luggage. The transceiver is configured for transmitting location data to a remote device wherein the physical location of the housing relative earth is determinable through operation of the remote unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Emily Humphrey, Frederick Humphrey, Aubrey McDade, LaKeila McDade
  • Patent number: 9027722
    Abstract: A movable, e.g., wheeled, container, system, such as an article of luggage, cooler or other wheeled container, can include a container body with an openable lid. The system can include one or more wheels secured to the container body and a handle that extends from the container body. The system can include one or more strap mechanisms attached to the interior of the container body. Each strap mechanism can provide a retractable strap to extend from the container body. Each strap can be extended over an item to be secured to an exterior surface of the container body. An extended end of each strap can be secured to a fastening device located on an exterior surface of the container body. The wheels may be driven by motors that can be controlled by a user. A movable container system can be releasably attached to one or more other movable container systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: William J. Parker
  • Patent number: 8991575
    Abstract: Luggage includes an upper panel portion which has a receptacle. The receptacle enables a user to insert a portion of a tablet computer into the receptacle and the receptacle retains the tablet computer at a convenient angle for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Nebeling
  • Patent number: 8991597
    Abstract: A garment bag for a collared shirt, the bag comprising a receptacle (52) arranged to receive a first portion of a shirt including the collar (26) and cover (40) arranged to receive the remainder of the said shirt and be rolled up around the receptacle, the receptacle being of greater rigidity than the cover. A method of folding a shirt having a back portion, two front portions, two sleeves and a collar is also disclosed, the method comprising the steps of folding the shirt centrally of the back and between the back and both front portions so that the back lies folded between the front portions, positioning one sleeve along each front portion, protecting the collar and rolling the remainder of the shirt around the protected collar. Preferably the shirt folding method and garment bag are used together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Shirtroll Limited
    Inventor: Richard Sebastian Hawksley Webb
  • Publication number: 20150047939
    Abstract: A suitcase with a telescopic handle device capable of locating a camera includes a U shape handle with a camera locating unit for locating a camera. The camera locating unit has a driving shaft having a ball at one end thereof for combining to the U shape handle so that the driving shaft is rotatable multiple-directionally with respect to the U shape handle by using the ball as a fulcrum. A suitcase using the U shape handle is included. The U shape handle is telescopic with respect to the case of the suitcase. By the structures, no tripod is carried in travel. In taking pictures, it only needs to place a camera on the platform and the bag is placed to a desired location. Then the user can take pictures as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Han-Hsiang Chang
  • Publication number: 20150047941
    Abstract: A wine carrying suitcase system comprising spaces with customizable forms comprising customizable cavities to safely transport bottled beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Saul Barry Wax
  • Patent number: 8820522
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing sports equipment includes: a wall defining an enclosure and a closeable opening in the enclosure, the wall being see-through at the closeable opening; and divider members configurable to an expanded configuration defining compartments within the enclosure and configurable to a substantially planar collapsed configuration, each compartment being dimensioned for receiving sports equipment, the divider members being removably insertable into the enclosure when in the expanded configuration and in the collapsed configuration. The sports equipment includes soccer balls or other types of balls, marker cones, a first aid kit, cooler for ice and pinnies. A lower section of the apparatus has a see-through front cover and a drain. An upper section may be watertight. The apparatus may include a rigid cylindrical compartment for containing marker cones. A kit may include the apparatus and sports equipment contained within the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brendan E. Quarry, Alvin E. Clemens
  • Publication number: 20140238800
    Abstract: Luggage includes an upper panel portion which has a receptacle. The receptacle enables a user to insert a portion of a tablet computer into the receptacle and the receptacle retains the tablet computer at a convenient angle for operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Nebeling
  • Patent number: 8813402
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to systems and devices for securing accessories, such as a strap cover. A strap cover may be used with shoulder straps or other carrying straps for backpacks, duffel bags, golf bags, or other containers. A strap cover may be an open sheet with opposite edges that secure to one another around an object, such as a strap, or may be a flattened tubular sleeve that can be passed over an object. A device for securing accessories may have a resilient display panel with a series of accessory attachments or attachment passages. The accessories may comprise any practicable form, with certain accessories having posts with wide flanges extending therefrom that are pushed through the resilient material for capture by the accessory attachment passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Norberto Ponce
  • Publication number: 20140202813
    Abstract: A device is provided for identifying luggage of the type having a handle. The device is made of highly visible fabric. It includes a band of material and is adapted to be received around the luggage handle to allow for easy identification of the luggage to which it is attached. A first portion of the band and a second portion of the band are situated in substantially face to face relation. Hook and loop ribbon strips are provided for fastening the band portions together such that the device encircles the handle. A second look and loop strip, with oppositely orient sections, is mounted on one of the band portions and designed to encircle the other band portion to lock the band portions together and prevent disengagement of the band portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Arlene Roccaforte
  • Patent number: 8672002
    Abstract: A key locator includes first and second members. The first member has opposed ends and an intermediate u-shaped region. One of the ends of the first member comprises a hook for engaging the second member which includes a clasp while the other end comprises an enlarged portion for fixing an ornament thereto. The arrangement is suitable for hanging at the open top of a bag-like device such as a purse, backpack or briefcase whereby the ornament is displayed at the same time that the keys are readily accessible without undue fishing efforts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Finding IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Sandra Stein
  • Publication number: 20140060989
    Abstract: A suitcase with an integrated garment bag is able to be used to neatly store items to prevent them from being wrinkled or otherwise disarranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Ivory Johnson
  • Patent number: 8662269
    Abstract: A carrying case for a portable electronic device includes an inner compartment having a front panel and a side panel extending peripherally around the front panel to define a hollow interior. A pivotal flap extending across width of the front panel is formed as an upper part of the front panel connected thereto through a living hinge. A plurality of spaced resilient dimples extends into the interior of the inner compartment from at least the front panel. The living hinge comprises an internal crease in a front panel material. The internal crease extends inwardly in to the material toward an exterior of the inner compartment from the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Avenues in Leather, Inc.
    Inventors: Otniel Shor, Todd Kramer
  • Publication number: 20140027223
    Abstract: Disclosed are exercise equipment carriers and methods providing a portable carrier for a variety of exercise and physical training equipment. An exemplary carrier includes a housing having a rear panel, a sidewall and an open front end defining an open interior region for receiving a plurality of dumbbells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Tiffany MOORE
  • Publication number: 20140008164
    Abstract: A transparent shell structure for luggage and the like includes an outer shell, a decorative plate, a lining, and a plurality of corner protectors. The outer shell has an inner space with a frame. One side of the decorative plate is a patterned surface. Each of the four corners of the decorative plate has a notch, so that the four sides thereof are bent inside the inner space. The decorative plate is restricted within the outer shell. The lining is attached to the decorative plate and disposed in the inner space of the outer shell with the decorative plate, connecting to the frame by the sides. The corner protectors are connected to the four corners of the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Chia-Hung LAI, Meng-Chun LAI CHU, Chen Yueh HSU
  • Publication number: 20130264160
    Abstract: A garment support apparatus for luggage having an extendable handle supported by at least one shaft. The garment support apparatus can include a pair of garment support aims coupled to the shaft and pivotable between an extended position and a retracted position, a resilient member coupled to each garment support arm and adapted to extend the garment support arm and to maintain the garment support arm in the extended position, and a locking member engageable with each garment support arm so as to maintain the garment support arm in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Wayne Mediamolle
  • Patent number: 8538686
    Abstract: A destination analysis module is described which estimates at least one destination of a user given a partial path taken by the user within a geographic area. The destination analysis module operates by detecting a mode of transportation that a user uses to traverse the path (e.g., automobile, public transportation, walking, etc.). The destination analysis module then loads a model associated with the mode of transportation into a destination prediction module and estimates at least one destination based on the path and the model. The model has various components that depend on the mode of transportation, such as routing network information and prior probability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Gruen, John C. Krumm
  • Publication number: 20130233661
    Abstract: An integrated connection system combines disparate bags into one wearable unit. The system allows users maximum flexibility concerning capacity and configuration during travel. The system, configured as a backpack, allows users significant freedom of movement. The system can integrate a main backpack, a duffel bag, a laundry bag and a garment bag in a single, wearable system. The system can be used as one complete integrated system or the components can be used separately. The main backpack can be used to store valuables and for specific excursions; the duffel can be used to provide capacity to detach to store a traveler's bulk load in any given secure location; the garment bag can be removed and hung in a closet; and the laundry bag can be detached to carry cloths to be cleaned, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony M. Scott