Removable Compartment Or Compartment-forming Member Patents (Class 190/110)
  • Patent number: 11033086
    Abstract: New container dividers, related systems/container components, and containers comprising such systems along with other features are described herein and provided by this invention. In one aspect, container dividers comprising one or more dual position transformable dividers or sections are provided that allow for easy reallocation of storage capacity from one formable compartment to another, typically by application of a modest amount of force (e.g., a moderate pull). Once in a resting configuration the dividers resist structural deformation based on a combination of structural features. In some aspects containers are provided wherein a number of dividers can form two or more formable compartments. Also provided are new removable, flexible and reconfigurable multi-point dividers that can form linear, stacked, and diverse arrangements through allowing rotation approaching about 360 degrees along multiple hinges and that also or alternatively can be incorporated into containers of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Atlas Packs, LLC
    Inventors: David Tedesco, Allan Henry
  • Patent number: 10973712
    Abstract: IFAK assemblies may include an outer shell having a first outer shell end, a second outer shell end, an outer shell interior extending between the first outer shell end and the second outer shell end, a first shell opening at the first outer shell end and a second shell opening at the second outer shell end. An interior sleeve may be removably deployed in the outer shell interior of the outer shell. The interior sleeve may be selectively removable from a selected one of the first shell opening and the second shell opening. A plurality of first aid items may be carried by the interior sleeve. A left tourniquet sleeve may be carried by a first side of the outer shell. The left tourniquet sleeve may have a left sleeve interior configured to contain at least one left tourniquet and a left tourniquet retrieval opening corresponding in position to the first outer shell end of the outer shell. At least one left sleeve compression hand may be provided in the left tourniquet sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Red Stripe
    Inventor: Peter Theodorou
  • Patent number: 10893733
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a module collapsible accessory organizer for use with a luggage bag. The accessory organizer includes foldable compartments. The compartments can each be collapsed down when necessary to free up interior volume of the luggage bag in which the accessory organizer is placed. The compartments can stack and fold onto each other, and be inserted into or removed from a luggage bag. The compartments can be attached to each other. The compartments are modular such that the accessory organizer can be configured to include any desired number of compartments. The compartments of the accessory organizer are quickly unfolded and deployed for easy access to personal contents stored therein. The accessory organizer is a standalone organizer when not stored in a luggage bag. The accessory organizer can be manufactured and shipped as a standalone organizer, and then used with a variety of already-existent luggage bags of various dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: OREGAMI, LLC
    Inventors: David Kao, Richard P. Christen
  • Patent number: 10835338
    Abstract: A medical bag comprises a flexible shell and having opening and a zip fastener for closing the opening. The zip fastener includes two sliders arranged to close the zip from opposing ends in a direction towards each other along the length of the zip fastener. The sliders are movable between an open configuration in which they are located at opposing ends of the zip fastener and a closed configuration in which they are located at a stop position at the centre of the zip fastener. The bag further includes a pair of positioned at a common location along the length of the zip coincident with the stop position of the sliders. The handles are located on opposing sides of the zip fastener and are arranged to enable a person to impart forces in opposing directions away from the zip transverse to the length of the zip to open the zip when the zip is closed with the sliders located at the stop position to enable the bag to be ripped open in a very rapid manner to access the medical equipment in time critical situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Garratt, Simon Teasdale
  • Patent number: 10729217
    Abstract: Improvements in luggage systems that better address the ways in which many people like to travel, in a style they feel most comfortable, while enjoying an unprecedented level of convenience which they will naturally welcome, while overcoming the shortcomings and drawback of prior art luggage systems, methods and technologies. Such improvements include a telescopic-handle assembly that supports a rechargeable battery power module, a set of USB DC electrical power supply ports and a DC power recharging port configured with the rechargeable battery module, and also a compression pad subsystem and a laundry bag subsystem which cooperate to provide improved performance and reduced complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JRSK, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Korey, Jennifer Rubio, Bret Recor, Seth Murray, Charles Weber, Ahyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10688650
    Abstract: A chain storage system includes a main body, a first holder, and a second holder. The main body has an outer surface and an inner surface with an elongate channel formed therethrough. The channel has a first end and a second end. The first holder is fixedly attached to the main body and spaced apart from the first end of the channel. The second holder is selectively movably disposed in the channel between the first end and the second end. The first holder and the second holder are together configured to receive and secure a chain to the main body. The second holder is movable to accommodate different lengths of the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Al Feaver
  • Patent number: 10609996
    Abstract: A vacuum assisted storage device may include a body having a first wall and a second wall coupled to a base. A vacuum compartment may be bounded by the base, first wall, and second wall. A vacuum compartment fastener may be configured to govern access to the vacuum compartment by removably coupling portions of the first wall to the second wall. A vacuum container may be configured to be received within the vacuum compartment. The vacuum container may define a vacuum storage cavity. A vacuum cavity fastener may govern access to the vacuum storage cavity, and the vacuum cavity fastener may form a removably air tight seal that is configured to be sealed and unsealed. A vacuum pump may be in communication with the vacuum storage cavity, and the vacuum pump may be operable to pump air out of the vacuum storage cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Kathryn Ann Gregory
  • Patent number: 10548379
    Abstract: A luggage case (100, 600, 700, 800, 900) may include opposing sidewalls forming minor faces (105, 106), opposing sidewalls forming major faces (101, 102), and opposing end walls (103, 104) together forming an article defining an enclosed space (109). A line of separation (150) may be formed in said minor faces (105, 160) and end walls (103, 104). A first portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a first portion of opposing minor faces (105, 106) at a location proximate one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and corresponding one of said opposing end walls (103, 104) positioned therebetween. A second portion of the line of separation (150) may extend along a second portion of said opposing minor faces (105, 106) in a direction away from said one of said opposing major faces (101, 102) and towards other of said opposing major faces (101, 102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Sean B. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 10470543
    Abstract: A handle construction for an item of luggage, in particular a suitcase, and an item of luggage, in particular a suitcase, including such a handle construction, has a hand grip and at least one rod or the like connected to the hand grip, the rod being able to be transferred between a stowed position and a position of use. A pouch with an opening is connected to at least one rod or the like or the hand grip. To permit rapid and simple storage and removal of objects, the pouch is integrated in the handle construction and together with the hand grip is able to be transferred between the stowed position and the position of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: VOCIER GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Kogelnik
  • Patent number: 10442075
    Abstract: A pack system adapted for carrying hand tools includes a tool-carrying container constructed to be worn on a user's person and having a container base portion, a first shell portion, a second shell portion, and a releasable closure with a first closure part connected to the first shell portion and a second closure part connected the second shell portion. The tool-carrying container is operable between an open-container position and a closed-container position in which it defines and encloses a main storage compartment. At least one tool panel is removably disposed within the main storage compartment and has one or more tool receivers each constructed to retain a hand tool. A panel-retaining structure has a first retaining portion secured to the tool panel(s) and a second retaining portion secured inside of the tool-carrying container. The panel-retaining structure releasably retains the tool panel(s) in the main storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TY-FLOT, INC.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 10376028
    Abstract: A convertible travel bag includes a first compartment, a second compartment rotatably coupled to the first compartment, and a third compartment rotatably coupled to the first compartment. The second compartment and the third compartment are rotatable between a backpack mode and a side-carry mode. In the backpack mode, the first compartment is positioned between the second compartment and the third compartment, and in the side-carry mode, the first compartment is longitudinally in line with both the second compartment and the third compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SWITCH DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: James Poss
  • Patent number: 10332426
    Abstract: People facing emergencies, such as disasters, may not receive external assistance in a timely manner, instead having to rely on themselves for critical or extended periods. A system including emergency response containers providing both for organizational structure, including a method of assigning roles to available individuals, and task domain knowledge for organizational elements, namely the people facing and experiencing the emergency, allows for organic emergency response and eases transition to and effectiveness of external professional emergency response providers. In some embodiments the system is modular and adjustable for different situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Brent A. Lowensohn
  • Patent number: 10216222
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to: a keyboard case portion including a first base portion and one or more first flaps so positioned with one or more first gaps between the first base portion and the one or more first flaps. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy John Fenton, Gary Allen Ashley
  • Patent number: 10165845
    Abstract: A pack system adapted for carrying hand tools includes a tool-carrying container constructed to be worn on a user's person and having a bottom portion, a first shell portion, a second shell portion defining and enclosing a main storage compartment. A releasable closure is connected between the first and second shell portions. At least one tool panel is removably disposed within the main storage compartment and has one or more tool receivers each constructed to retain a hand tool. A panel-retaining structure between the tool panel(s) and the bottom portion of the pack releasably retains the tool panel(s) in the main storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ty-Flot, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau, Reginald J. Moreau
  • Patent number: 10154716
    Abstract: A camera lens holder comprising a cylindrical body formed or attached to a perpendicularly aligned planar base. The cylindrical body has a cylindrical cavity with a top opening with a chamfered inside edge. The diameter and length of the cylindrical cavity to receive and hold the bayonet-style end connector on a camera lens. Formed on the inside surface of the cylindrical body are lugs configured to engage the bayonet-style end connector on the lens. Formed on the outside surface of the cylindrical body are two or more projecting wings. Attached to the bottom surface of the planar body is a hook connector pad configured to connect to the inside surface of a camera bag made of cotton, nylon or felt material. The chamfered inside edge on the cylindrical body allows easy insertion of the bayonet-style end connector on the lens without precisely aligning the lens over the top opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald Chi-yin Chan, Yau Sing Hubert Sin, Brian Hiyin Lee
  • Patent number: 10010159
    Abstract: A portable backpack for the storage and transport of a collapsible quad chair, in which the insertion or removal of the collapsible quad chair is enabled by maintaining the shape of the opening through placement of the flap away from the opening to prevent deformation of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Jeff Gonzales
  • Patent number: 10004153
    Abstract: A cassette includes a base plate in which first and second holes are defined at both opposite edges thereof, a protector which is coupled to the first hole disposed at the both opposite edges of the base plate, is placed in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the base plate, and third holes, and a rib member which includes a rib protruding from the protector, a second protrusion protruding in a direction from the rib to be coupled to the second hole, and third protrusions protruding in another direction from the rib to be coupled to the third holes, where the third holes of the rib member are defined to slope at a predetermined angle to a thickness surface of the protector such that the rib is at a predetermined angle to a plane of the protector, and the third protrusions are coupled to the third holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Ja Huem Koo, Min Yeob Kang
  • Patent number: 9849899
    Abstract: The utility cart of the present application comprises a frame, at least two wheels and a storage panel. In one embodiment, the storage panel is removable and capable of being replaced with an alternate storage panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Edward G Guirlinger
  • Patent number: 9839824
    Abstract: Golf bags may include a main compartment for holding golf clubs and a flip pocket attached with the golf bag body but movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The bag may further include: (a) a releasable connector system for releasably holding the flip pocket at the engaged position; (b) an anti-slip element for preventing movement of the golf bag body with respect to a securing strap; and/or (c) a divider to help keep the golf clubs separated from one another when stored in the main compartment. Optionally, an outer perimeter of the divider may be symmetric about a first axis extending in a front-to-rear direction, symmetric about a second axis extending in a side-to-side direction, and/or symmetric about a third axis extending in a top-to-bottom direction (when the golf bag is oriented in an upright manner). Methods of making and using such golf bags also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Heather L. Herron, Jeffrey W. Wear, Pierre Pactanac
  • Patent number: 9700112
    Abstract: A protective system for electronic devices has a plurality of corner protectors interconnected by pairs of removably securable rails. The corner protectors may include an indentation on a surface thereof for receiving and seating the corner of an electronic device. The dimensions of the protective system relative to the electronic device define a protective perimeter such that if the device is dropped on a substantially planar surface the sides and front or back surface of the electronic device are protected from direct contact. The protective system may be used in conjunction with an attachment mechanism which is securable about one or more pairs of rails of the protective system to allow mounting of the protective system to items and surfaces such as a rail mount accessory of a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Scott W. Samson
  • Patent number: 9625161
    Abstract: The invention is a portable modular travel bag with modular components intended to provide the ability to store and cook food. The travel bag contains slots and a power supply that allows to user to plug in and out components including at least a toaster, an egg cooker, a meat warmer, a refrigerator, a microwave, a coffee maker, a juicer, and a blender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Francis M. Brown
  • Patent number: 9357821
    Abstract: A suitcase convertible to a dual compartment wagon including a suitcase body with a pivotable U-shaped handle. Together, a first zipper continuously disposed along the left, top and right sides and a hinge continuously disposed on a bottom side of the suitcase body between the right and left sides define a forward portion and a rearward portion of the suitcase body which can have identical or different interior storage space depending on whether the first zipper is centrally disposed or more proximal one of the front and rear sides. The unzipped suitcase body folds out into an open wheeled wagon configuration with dual longitudinally aligned compartments in which the hinge conjoins the forward and rearward portions in a level longitudinally configured position with the front and rear sides parallel to and adjacent to a transport surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Jennifer Montoya
  • Patent number: 9215918
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a luggage bag, which includes an outer container and an organizer that is contained therein. The outer container includes a detachable garment flap having an envelope for storing one or more garments therein. The organizer includes a plurality of foldable compartments. The organizer can be stored within the outer container and covered by the detachable garment flap. The compartments can stack and fold onto each other and can fold into and out of the outer container. The compartments can be removably attached to each other by a connector, such as pile tape, snaps, buttons, etc. The compartments can be modular such that the organizer can be configured to include any desired number of compartments. In some embodiments, the organizer can occupy substantially the entire interior volume of the outer container. The compartments of the organizer are configured to unfold, deploy, and extend from the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: OREGAMI, LLC
    Inventors: David Kao, Richard P. Christen
  • Patent number: 9193061
    Abstract: A collision-resistant tool box has two bodies, a connecting set, a buckle set, and a handle. Each body has a side wall, a body space, and a collision-resistant space. The side wall is formed in a closed state. The body space is formed in the body. The bodies are mounted facing each other via the body spaces. The collision-resistant space is formed in the side wall along an extension direction of the side wall. The connecting set is connected to a side of each body and connected to the bodies. The buckle set is mounted on a side of each body opposite to the connecting set. The handle is mounted on the side of one of the bodies opposite to the connecting set. Therefore, the collision-resistant tool box can provide a collision-resistant effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chia-Szu Lin
  • Patent number: 9138037
    Abstract: A divider for a bag includes a generally planar panel, a first attachment mechanism coupled to the panel offset from a first edge of the panel, and a second attachment mechanism offset from a second edge of the panel. The first and second attachment mechanisms each includes a first configuration wherein it extends from the respective first and second edges towards the other of the first and second attachment mechanism, and a second configuration wherein the respective attachment mechanism is rotated to be generally perpendicular to the panel and configured to attach to opposing first and second walls of a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Daymen Canada Acquisition ULC
    Inventor: Kevin Duane Crandall
  • Patent number: 9027721
    Abstract: The nurse's travel bag is a travel bag or suitcase for storing a plurality of medical devices and/or supplies that a nurse may need. The nurse's travel bag includes a suitcase with a plurality of compartments integrated inside of and along the exterior of the suitcase. Each storage compartment consists of a clear plastic storage compartment, an identifying label, and a zipper for opening and closing said compartment. The suitcase may include rollers and a telescoping handle, which enable rolling of said suitcase. The suitcase includes a collapsible cooler and sharps container that extend from opposing side surfaces, and enable storage therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Sharee Osborne
  • Publication number: 20150090551
    Abstract: A packing organizer is disclosed for use with a suitcase, trunk or similar article. The packing organizer has a base with a top surface adapted to receive items to be packed, a bottom surface, opposed ends and opposed sides. A side flap extends from each of the opposed sides of the base and an end flap extends from each of the opposed ends of the base. At least one handle extends from at least one of the side or end flaps. Retaining means extend from at least one of the side flaps or end flaps and are adapted to matingly engage with cooperating fastening means on the other of the side flaps or end flaps. The end flaps, side flaps and the retaining means are dimensioned to extend over items packed on the base to at least partially enclose and secure the packed items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: SONIA SIKKA
  • Patent number: 8967379
    Abstract: A tool storage and transport system including a tool bag body formed from a base, a first exterior wall perpendicular to the base, and a second exterior wall perpendicular to the base and opposite the first exterior wall; and a tool organizer slidably engagable with at least one of the first and second exterior walls. The tool organizer includes an organizer tray having a bottom wall, a plurality of sidewalls generally perpendicular to the bottom wall, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end. The first end is slidably engagable with the exterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LF Centennial Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8960391
    Abstract: A suitcase comprising a body with an edge adapted to be coupled to a space of a connection means for a partition adapted to divide the internal space of the suitcase into a smaller space and a larger space, the connection comprising a raceway adapted to be slidingly coupled to a sliding element which is complementary to the raceway and fixed to a support element with which the partition is integrally associated, the connection includes an internal portion of the body made of soft material, at the extremity of which the raceway which is made of rigid material is fixed, and an external portion of the body made of soft material, the sliding element being made of rigid material fixed to the support element which is made of soft material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Valigeria Roncato S.p.A.
    Inventor: Enrico Roncato
  • Publication number: 20140326560
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted for use within a luggage item is described which comprises features for conforming to and surrounding one or more objects of various sizes and shapes. The apparatus, which may be removable, further includes features for protecting items from damage due to impact, abrasion, contamination, and other undesired effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: THULE ORGANIZATION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James Bergh, Eric Michael Onno Bergman, Thi Phuong-Nam Bagley
  • Patent number: 8869960
    Abstract: An expandable multi-compartment luggage having a second luggage bag hingeably attached to the first luggage bag. The second luggage bag having an upper portion and a collapsible lower portion. The collapsible lower portion being moveable between a collapsed position to an expanded position defining a lower interior compartment. The luggage also including a dividing wall disposed between the upper and lower portions of the second luggage bag, and which is movable from a closed position dividing the upper interior compartment of the second luggage bag and the lower interior compartment of the second luggage bag and an open position with the upper interior compartment of the second luggage bag being in communication with the lower interior compartment of the second luggage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ingenious Designs LLC
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8800737
    Abstract: A carrying case with a first enclosure ad at least one additional enclosure which includes a substantially rigid, and selectively removable protective compartment which must be oriented at a predetermined position for both insertion and selective removal. The selectively removable protective compartment may be adapted for isolated and secure storing of delicate or fragile items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Thule Organization Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fair, James A. Bergh
  • Publication number: 20140197000
    Abstract: An organizational luggage system includes a main housing having a closed bottom, front, rear, and opposed side walls extending upwardly from the bottom such that the main housing defines an open top and interior area. An outer panel is pivotally coupled to the rear wall and selectively movable between a closed configuration covering the main housing open top and an open configuration enabling access to the interior area. An inner panel is pivotally coupled to the main housing rear wall and situated between the outer panel and the main housing interior area, the inner panel being accessible when the outer panel is at the open configuration, the interior panel being selectively movable between a closed configuration preventing access to the main housing interior area and an open configuration providing access thereto. A plurality of holding pouches is coupled to an inner surface of the outer panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Renee Joan Harrison
  • Patent number: 8684053
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Miche Bag, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Patent number: 8684054
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Miche Bag, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 8607947
    Abstract: On a piece of luggage having at least one inner volume, which is delimited by at least one luggage wall and by at least one side wall protruding from said luggage wall, wherein the inner volume is divided by at least one intermediate plate, it is provided that at least one luggage strap is attached to the intermediate plate with a first end, the luggage strap is adjustably guided by means of at least one deflection device along the wall of the piece of luggage and at least two side wall sections that are disposed opposite each other such that the distance of the intermediate plate to the luggage wall can be adjusted in a variable way, and that the free second end of the luggage strap can also be fastened to the intermediate plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: RIMOWA GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Morszeck
  • Patent number: 8596433
    Abstract: A handling baggage, constituted from a trolley or a suitcase, equipped of a couple of sliding shoes in elastic material, able to slide on stairs, facilitating the crossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Francesco Tauro
  • Publication number: 20130306421
    Abstract: A suitcase is described, comprising a body with an edge adapted to be coupled to a space of a connection means for a partition adapted to divide the internal space of the suitcase into an inferior space and a superior space, said connection means comprising a raceway adapted to be slidingly coupled to a sliding element which is complementary to the raceway and fixed to a support element with which the partition is integrally associated. Said connection means includes an internal portion of the body made of soft material, at the extremity of which the raceway made of rigid material is fixed, and an external portion of the body made of soft material, the sliding element being made of rigid material fixed to the support element made of soft material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: VALIGERIA RONCATO S.P.A.
    Inventor: Enrico Roncato
  • Patent number: 8567577
    Abstract: The luggage and air mattress combination is a wheeled luggage device including an upper compartment for storage of personal items. A lower compartment houses an inflatable mattress, which can be extended from the lower compartment and pumped up for use as a sleeping or lounging platform. A pump is housed in the luggage and connected to the mattress for inflation thereof. A backrest is also housed adjacent the lower compartment and is extracted therefrom for use. Pivotal arms are positioned adjacent the backrest to enhance the user's comfort. A canopy may be removably attached to the luggage to block out light from the surrounding area and add a modicum of privacy. An insulated liner may be provided for use in the upper compartment for the storage of food, if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Valerie D. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8567578
    Abstract: A computer case having an open and a closed configuration may comprise two or more sections. The sections may be foldably joined. A fastener may selectively maintain the computer case in the closed configuration. One or more of the sections may be adapted to receive an electronic device, such as a computer. The sections adapted to receive a computer may comprise a cover. The computer case may be comprised of materials configured to allow the contents thereof to be scanned by a scanning device, such as an X-ray. Portions of the case may allow for visual inspection of a computer disposed therein. A foldable container may be disposed between foldable sections of the case. The foldable container may be configured to receive and hold personal items during a security screening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Targus Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bui Phu Cuong, Todd Gormick, Robert Shortt
  • Publication number: 20130206526
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bag for use in carrying and separating articles, such as garments (clothing), towels, shoes, and the like and having means for separating clean articles from soiled or dirty articles. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the bag has a first chamber for storing clean articles and second chamber for dirty articles and allows for air circulation within the second chamber for hindering or preventing the growth of mold or other odor causing bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Alice Huff
  • Publication number: 20130186792
    Abstract: A protective bag is disclosed that allows users to tote their tablet computers and other electronic devices safely. The protective bag typically comprises a detachable tablet case, which fits into the protective bag and may be secured to the bag with straps, or any other securing means. The detachable tablet case houses a tablet computer or other similar electronic device. Furthermore, the protective bag folds in such a way that a user may use the tablet computer while it is still attached to the protective bag. The protective bag can also comprise legs that can be folded out to allow the protective bag to stand upright when in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Liam Weisner
  • Patent number: 8485327
    Abstract: The luggage with integrated eating surface includes a standard piece of wheeled luggage having an eating surface that folds out from a top surface of the wheeled luggage. The top surface of the luggage folds upwards to reveal the eating surface and cup holder. The eating surface is suspended above an inner surface, which protects the contents of the luggage from liquids and other debris. The suspension of the eating surface from the inner surface also enables a cup or container to hang from the cup holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Tiffany Dalrymple
  • Patent number: 8453813
    Abstract: A travel bag includes a bag body defining a front open side, a cover panel covered on the front open side of the bag body, a first zipper joining the cover panel and the bag body, a locating panel mounted in a center opening in the cover panel, a connection frame stitched to the locating panel, a sub cover panel hinged to the bottom side of the connection flap, a second zipper joining the sub cover panel and the locating panel, a partition panel set in a center opening in the connection frame, a third zipper joining the connection frame and the partition panel, and two fan-like expandable side flats bilaterally connected between the connection frame and the sub cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Lai
  • Publication number: 20130098721
    Abstract: A travel bag includes a bag body defining a front open side, a cover panel covered on the front open side of the bag body, a first zipper joining the cover panel and the bag body, a locating panel mounted in a center opening in the cover panel, a connection frame stitched to the locating panel, a sub cover panel hinged to the bottom side of the connection flap, a second zipper joining the sub cover panel and the locating panel, a partition panel set in a center opening in the connection frame, a third zipper joining the connection frame and the partition panel, and two fan-like expandable side flats bilaterally connected between the connection frame and the sub cover panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: WEI-HUNG LAI
  • Patent number: 8424680
    Abstract: A camera storage case is provided that includes a camera support system. The camera support system may be made of EVA foam and made to conform to the exterior perimeter surface of the camera. The camera support system may also include a tube to protect the camera's interconnected lens. The storage case can be configured as a backpack, messenger bag, or holster. Flexible lens holders are included in the storage case to facilitate easy access to stored lenses. Furthermore, the storage case provides dividing walls to allow the user to selectively configure the interior storage compartment of the camera case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Thule Organization Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Josh Buller
  • Patent number: 8403011
    Abstract: An interchangeable handbag system. The system includes a handbag body having an open top and an interchangeable flap. The interchangeable flap may be removeably attached to the handbag body to cover an opening of the handbag body. In other embodiments, the interchangeable flap may be removeably attached to itself to form a separate handbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Dorothy R. McKendry
  • Patent number: 8393450
    Abstract: An improved duffel bag with inner removable panels can be configured with a large main space or a central space and end spaces. The removable panels can zip up into place to divide the bag into a central space and end spaces, or can be unzipped and rolled up to create one large space or two sections. A main flap closure provides access to the central space, and end openings with zipper closures provide access to the end spaces. The bag can be available in a range of sizes and styles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Meegan Lynch-Ringvold