Independently Closable Compartments Patents (Class 190/111)
  • Patent number: 12011071
    Abstract: A portable case is particularly configured to store compression garments, and heat and cold packs to maintain respective elevated and reduced temperatures of the heat and cold packs when stored therein. The case includes a first shell coupled to a second shell to pivot between open and closed positions. A zipper releasably secures the two shells together in the closed position. A first thermal insulating material lines the interior of the first shell. A periphery of a second thermal insulating material is fixedly secured to the interior of the first shell a distance away from its full depth forming an insulated compartment. A third thermal insulating material subdivides the compartment into a first insulated sub-compartment for storing heat packs, and a second insulated sub-compartment for simultaneously storing cold packs in a compact arrangement. First and second zippers respectively provide access into the first and second insulated sub-compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Preferred Prescription, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon Solotoff
  • Patent number: 11998095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a handmade handbag that can be carried in a state in which portable items is stored therein, the handmade handbag configured to comprise a first handy storage part and a second handy storage part that are positioned on an outer portion of a storage part where the portable items are stored and that are mesh type partitioned structures for separately storing an item of the portable items that needs personal privacy protection and frequent taking out. The handmade handbag of the present invention provides a combination of a pattern type hiding cover and a through hole in the first and the second handy storage part to ensure air breathability inside, thereby preventing deterioration of a stored item and providing a beautiful appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Joonsik Yoo
  • Patent number: 11617430
    Abstract: A bag or a rucksack has a base part having an enlargeable packing volume and first and second connection elements, between which a flexible wall element is arranged. A first packing volume is formed when the first and second connection elements are connected and the wall element is arranged in the first packing volume at least in part, and an expanded packing volume is formed when the first and second connection elements are separated. An additional part is provided which has an additional packing volume, and a first additional connection element is provided on the wall element and a second additional connection element is provided on the additional part. The additional part can be fastened to the base part by means of the additional connection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: ADVENATE GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Werz
  • Patent number: 11583046
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular utility kit employing a containerized storage system. The modular utility kit includes a core having a first pouch, a second pouch, a third pouch, a fourth pouch, a fifth pouch, and a sixth pouch. The modular utility kit further includes a first shell detachably surrounding the core, a second shell detachably surrounding the first shell and the core, and a third shell detachably surrounding the second shell, the first shell, and the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: James B. Obst
  • Patent number: 11330927
    Abstract: An improved package receptacle and theft deterrent device, in which a flexible receiving bag constructed of a rugged material includes security features to restrict access to its internal chamber and may be removably attached to a door or other structure through fully-removable or partially permanently attached means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: James Loures, Christine Suarez-Loures
  • Patent number: 10893730
    Abstract: Healthcare kits and care packs are provided. A pack (4000) can include a container (4001) and a branding sleeve (4002). The pack can include a pair of flaps (4200, 4800) to close each end. The flaps can be prolate spheroid to define a concave end profile when closed and a convex profile when open. Alternatively, a pack (700) can include a base layer (100) and selectively detachable pouches (701, 702). The base layer can selectively fold about the pouches to form a briefcase or suitcase appearance. A fastening extension (116) can selectively hold the base layer in the closed configuration, or can be used as a hanging loop to hang the pack in an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah B. Adler, Susan Macinnes, Yayun Huang
  • Patent number: 10433624
    Abstract: A duffel bag includes a main compartment having a set of walls and an accessory storage compartment coupled to an outward-facing surface of at least one wall of the set of walls. The accessory storage compartment has one or more walls that define an accessory storage space between the outward-facing surface and the one or more walls of the accessory storage compartment. The accessory storage compartment includes an opening that provides access to the accessory storage space. At least one closure mechanism divides the opening into a first slot and a second slot by releasably bridging the opening. A carrying handle is provided, the carrying handle configured to cover or overlay the at least one closure mechanism in a stacked configuration when the carrying handle is in the carrying configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Amago
  • Patent number: 10350746
    Abstract: A tool storage device and a tool box. The device may include flexible walls cooperating to define a storage area, and a rigid frame supported in the storage area and including a central portion extending in a direction from a bottom wall toward a top wall, one base portion extending from one side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward one side wall, and another base portion extending from an opposite side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward an opposite side wall. The tool box may include a body defining a storage compartment; a lid defining a groove in its outer surface to support an elongated work piece; and a handle engageable with a work piece supported in the groove. The lid may be attachable to the top of the body in a closed position and to the bottom in a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Martinez, Joel Allen, Brandon Miller, Whitney M. Moks, Christopher S. Hoppe, Steven W. Hyma, Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Wade F. Burch, Matthew W. Naiva, Eric Mackey
  • Patent number: 10251369
    Abstract: The pet carrying case is luggage adapted for use with pets. The pet carrying case is subdivided into a plurality of compartments and a plurality of dispensers that are used to organize the provisions, supplies, and equipment necessary for the care of the domestic animal during travel. The pet carrying case comprises a plurality of compartments, a plurality of dispensers, one or more bungees, a document envelope, a picture frame, a plurality of fasteners, a plurality of D rings, a handle, and a strap. The plurality of fasteners are used to open and close the plurality of compartments. The plurality of dispensers, the one or more bungees, the document envelope, the plurality of fasteners, the plurality of D rings, the handle, and the strap are attached to the exterior of the plurality of compartments. The picture frame is mounted within a compartment selected from the plurality of compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Rozsa, Casey Brucken
  • Patent number: 10194727
    Abstract: A luggage article may include first and second opposing panels each forming a major face panel, first and second opposing side panels each forming a minor face panel and first and second end panels. The panels together may form an article defining an enclosed space. At least one panel of the major face panels the minor face panels, or the end panels may define a groove adjacent to the periphery thereof. The luggage article may further include a first frame structure having a first frame member. The first frame member may define a ring structure positioned about the periphery of the at least one panel. The first frame member, the at least one panel, and at least one adjacent luggage panel may be joined together by a fastener positioned through the first frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Reinhard Meersschaert, Dirk Santy
  • Patent number: 10194726
    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: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Sherrill W. Mosee
  • Patent number: 10070709
    Abstract: A briefcase has a body with a unitary, open frame construction having an interior space and panels that removably attach to body to complete the exterior of the briefcase. The panels provide a selective decorative appearance to the briefcase and may also provide functional elements to the briefcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: 2CASE, LLC
    Inventors: Eric R Polins, Carl Masters
  • Patent number: 9854889
    Abstract: A bag having two or more compartments for organizing and stowing belongings therein, and the two or more compartments include openings or access points to provide access to storage spaces. The bag may be converted from an unfolded configuration to a folded configuration, such that the individual compartments fit together to form the unitary configuration of the bag. Each compartment includes at least one opening that provides access to the compartment's interior whether the bag is in a folded or a unitary configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Justin Amago
  • Patent number: 9845062
    Abstract: A nozzle is configured for interaction with a sewer inlet fitting. The sewer inlet fitting is configured for connection to a sewer inlet of a sewer system or sewage receptacle. The sewer inlet fitting includes a cover operable between open and closed conditions by action of the nozzle being inserted thereinto and withdrawn therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Lippert Components Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas R. Swarts
  • Patent number: 9840178
    Abstract: A soft-sided portable receptacle for use in vehicles, or elsewhere, having a leak proof interior liner and structural support. The receptacle having a reinforced upper rim portions to allow for closure of the receptacle using a closure means. The waste receptacle having foldable reinforced side rims to allow for folded or expanded configuration. The soft-sided receptacle having fastener means attached to the exterior of the receptacle intended to fasten an external disposable plastic liner within the interior of the receptacle. The soft-sided portable receptacle may be comprised of a downward facing hook or clip, or alternative fastener mechanisms. The fastener mechanism configured along the exterior perimeter of the receptacle may be removable, rotatable, and permits height adjustment to retain disposable plastic liners of varying sizes. The soft-sided portable waste receptacle may be of varying shapes and sizes, having exterior fastener means attached on opposite sides of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Ross Baker
  • Patent number: 9610472
    Abstract: Yoga mat devices which generally comprise a yoga mat having one or more storage compartment(s). Also disclosed are related methods of manufacture and use of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Allen Willis
  • Patent number: 9573748
    Abstract: A portable, elongated bag with two opposing ends closeable through the operation of at least one zipper extended from a first end to a second end includes a first padded insert and a second padded insert, each conformed to one of the two opposing ends and the first padded insert comprising a series of at least two concentric, affixed and removable padded portions such that removal of a first of the portions creates an opening of a first size and removal of the second portion enlarges the opening to a second size, both for protective storage of fragile apparatus within the portable, elongated bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Bio Hazard, Inc.
    Inventor: Kitae Park
  • Patent number: 9474354
    Abstract: The beach/pool bag with hidden compartment has a hidden compartment positioned at the bottom of the bag that is equipped with a zipper-closable access. A flap is provided to cover and conceal the zipper, thereby presenting a false bottom and disguising the existence of the compartment underneath. The backpack with hidden compartment is similar to the beach/pool bag, but has shoulder straps instead of handles. A cable and lock are provided to secure the backpack to a stationary object if the backpack is to be laid aside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: David A. Ponx
  • Patent number: 9457534
    Abstract: Bags and methods of manufacturing bags including a combination of repurposed material and virgin material in significant visible portions are described. The repurposed material can advantageously comprise a billboard material that may otherwise be thought of as waste or trash, which can be used to manufacture unique bags in combination with any suitable virgin materials having properties or qualities that are optimal for a given use or purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Rareform LLC
    Inventor: Alec Avedissian
  • Patent number: 9415922
    Abstract: A portable, elongated bag with two opposing ends closeable through the operation of at least one zipper extended from a first end to a second end includes a first padded insert and a second padded insert, each conformed to one of the two opposing ends and the first padded insert comprising a series of at least two concentric, affixed and removable padded portions such that removal of a first of the portions creates an opening of a first size and removal of the second portion enlarges the opening to a second size, both for protective storage of fragile apparatus within the portable, elongated bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Bio Hazard, Inc.
    Inventor: Kitae Park
  • Patent number: 9271553
    Abstract: The beach/pool bag with hidden compartment has a hidden compartment positioned at the bottom of the bag that is equipped with a zipper-closable access. A flap is provided to cover and conceal the zipper, thereby presenting a false bottom and disguising the existence of the compartment underneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: David A. Ponx
  • Patent number: 9198492
    Abstract: There is a luggage system and a method of storing articles of clothing using a luggage system. The luggage system includes a luggage container. The luggage container includes a main access aperture and a secondary access aperture. The luggage container includes a sealing structure functionally coupled to the secondary access aperture. The luggage container includes a one-way valve disposed through the sealing structure and configured to permit air to exit the luggage system through the sealing structure. The luggage system includes a compression bag removably coupled to the luggage container. The compression bag includes a bag body of air impermeable material and a mouth. The luggage system includes a retaining system configured to retain the bag body when the bag body is in a rolled configuration. The retaining system includes a retaining strap selectably coupleable to one of the bag body and the luggage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Alfred Chehebar
  • Patent number: 9095222
    Abstract: A bedside storage caddy includes a flexible panel attached to a rigid backplate, as well as a first flexible strap and a second flexible strap from which the flexible panel is suspended. Positioned on the flexible panel are a plurality of guide rings and a plurality of pockets. The plurality of pockets, formed from a base, a pocket wall, an interior lip, an upper lip, and an opening, allowing the bedside storage caddy to hold personal items, such as cell phones and glasses. The interior lip and the upper lip prevent these items from accidently slipping out of the pocket. The first flexible strap and the second flexible strap each have a plurality of eyelets and a stud, positioned on opposite ends of a strap body. The stud engages with an arbitrary eyelet, allowing the straps to be secured around the railing of a hospital bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Amikam Asaf, Beth Asaf
  • Patent number: 9056696
    Abstract: A portfolio with integrated computer and accessory pockets, having a case having a zipper assembly, and an exterior pocket assembly having a cooperative dimension and shape to receive an electronic device. The electronic device is a cell phone, computer, or calculator. The exterior pocket assembly comprises a rear wall, a front wall, and first and second sidewalls. The rear wall has an edge. The front wall and first and second sidewalls are shorter than the rear wall. A flap extends from the edge a predetermined distance to overlap the front wall. The rear wall is attached to a front exterior face of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Armando Reyes
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9016449
    Abstract: The briefcase and backpack luggage includes a housing that may carry a plurality of items. The housing comprises a case portion of the housing that may store the items. A folder portion of the housing is coupled to the case portion of the housing. The folder portion of the housing may store items. A handle is coupled to the housing. The handle may be gripped. A strap is coupled to the housing. The strap may be positionable on the user so the housing is retained on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Oluwakemi S. Soboyejo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150083537
    Abstract: A flight bag has a main compartment that includes a front panel and rear panel. The flight bag includes a first compartment flap affixed to the front panel of the main compartment. When open, the first compartment flap exposes an opening through the front panel and an interior face of the main compartment. The flight bag includes a collapsible pouch affixed to a periphery of the opening and configured to extend across the width of the main compartment. The flight bag also includes a second compartment flap affixed to the interior face of the main compartment disposed opposite the first compartment flap. When both compartment flaps are opened an object may be inserted into the pouch and when first and second compartment flaps are closed, the pouch is enclosed between both compartment flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Doug Ranly
  • Patent number: 8967375
    Abstract: A travel case for elongate items such as skis, golf clubs, snowboards, or the like comprises an elongate bag having a pair of hard sided end sections longitudinally spaced from a hard sided center section. Between each end section and the center section is a respective soft sided intermediate section. The hard sided end and center sections provide protection for the case contents at the vulnerable locations of those contents. The soft sided intermediate sections, made of collapsible and supple material, provide the advantage of reducing the weight of the overall case, and the suppleness permits the end sections to be folded in on the center section when the case is open along its length to educe the length and the required storage space for the case when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Athalon Sportsgear, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Nitkin
  • Publication number: 20150027832
    Abstract: A multi-pocketed decorative fabric organizer that resembles a folding file and serves as a workspace when opened and then folds up in seconds keeping all the items and materials stored in it intact, and provides a portable and compact organizer for various purposes. The organizer consists of a hard surface that folds out to a writing or working space consisting of conveniently located plastic storage pockets and an exterior of decorative fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Natalie F. NELSON
  • Publication number: 20150027833
    Abstract: A luggage device with a first enclosure and at least one additional enclosure which includes a protective compartment is provided. The protective compartment may be adapted for isolated and secure storing of delicate or fragile items, and is preferably separate and distinct from the first enclosure and a primary storage volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Rebecca Taylor, Paul Fair, James Bergh
  • Publication number: 20150014109
    Abstract: A luggage case with double lock is provided with a case body, a first cover, a second cover, and a lock device fixed on the first cover. The locking device is provided with a base, a first locking member, a second locking member, a first press button, a second press button, a locking unit, and a lock device. The base is disposed on a lateral outer surface of the first cover and includes an inner and outer locking slots for holding two pull tabs of two zippers of the luggage case in such a manner that the first and second locking member each have a pin inserted in the holes of the two pull tabs, so that the two zippers of the luggage are locked synchronously to prevent unauthorized opening of the luggage case and stealing of goods contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Wei-Hung LAI
  • Publication number: 20140299431
    Abstract: A luggage piece in the form of a hardsided suitcase includes a two piece front shell assembly having pockets and a pass through opening to access a main compartment in the luggage in various different ways. A braking system for dual wheel casters is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob Lusson
  • Patent number: 8844689
    Abstract: The invention provides a carry-on wheeled luggage (1) for photographic equipment that has an interior compartment (80) deep enough to accommodate a large article of photographic equipment such as at least a 400 mm 2.8 f-stop aperture telephoto lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Publication number: 20140166416
    Abstract: A hard-sided case is disclosed having a first housing member and a second housing member configured to form an interior compartment therebetween. Additionally, an external compartment lid is disposed on a planar surface of the second housing member. The external compartment lid is dimensioned and configured to seal a cavity formed on the planar surface of the second housing member to create an enclosed compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Krulik, Georgene Rada, Matthew Dierkes, Jessica LoVerso, Donald Hogan
  • Publication number: 20140166415
    Abstract: A luggage with a structure to accommodate a computer is provided. The luggage includes a luggage body with a thermoplastic luggage cover. The luggage cover includes a secondary cover, a connection plate between the luggage cover and the secondary cover to enhance its strength, a zipper to close/open the secondary cover, and an inner bag disposed between the luggage cover and the secondary cover. The inner bag is composed of a limit wall and a bag plate made of a soft foam. The inner bag has a bag bottom which is not connected with the bottom of the luggage in a suspended state. The article in the inner bag can be fully protected by the thermoplastic luggage cover to accommodate and protect the computer therein. Between the inner bag, the secondary cover and the luggage cover is formed with two spaces to accommodate and separate articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: WEI HUNG LAI
  • Patent number: 8720656
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination rolling cart and suitcase that includes a base suitcase, an external support frame, a plurality of steel stabilizers, a plurality of permanent adjustable straps and plurality of attachment points where the attachment points receive and removably couple the permanent adjustable straps to secure one or more suitcases across a top portion of the combination rolling cart and suitcase. The combination rolling cart and suitcase also includes a pair of telescoping handles, a telescoping stem, a releasable handle lock, a plurality of omnidirectional casters and a lid releasably fastened to the base suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Rosa Ready
  • Publication number: 20140124316
    Abstract: A lightweight, portable bag is provided with one primary compartment and at least one secondary compartment. An internal liner material is provided in each of the primary and secondary compartments. Each of the internal liner materials is flexible and collapsible. Therefore, when an item such as a breast pump is inserted into one of the secondary compartments, the secondary compartment would extend into the primary compartment, thereby reducing the volume of the primary compartment and simultaneously increasing the volume of the secondary compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: SHANNAN RUNNER, KELLEY LEHNER
  • 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: 20140027224
    Abstract: A luggage case includes a case body, a front cover and a middle shell member between the case body and the front cover. The front cover is connected to the middle shell member via a zipper, the front cover further includes an opening edge, two lateral edges and a front cover surface, the opening edge is opposite the connecting edge, and the two lateral edges are located between the opening edge and the connecting edge, a perpendicular depth from the opening edge to the front cover surface is defined as a first depth, a perpendicular depth from the connecting edge to the front cover surface is defined as a second depth D2, and D1>D2, so that the second zipper at a conjunction between the front cover and the middle shell member is inclined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Lai
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130248310
    Abstract: Solutions may provide for a traveler including a plurality of front two-in-one pockets, each of the front two-in-one pockets having a water repellent hamper pocket inside of a front pocket. The traveler may also include a plurality of hanging straps extending from a top portion of the traveler. In one example, the water repellent hamper pockets and the front pockets are sized to hold approximately an equivalent amount of items. Additionally, the water repellent hamper pockets may include a waterproof material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: LaQuita Taylor-Phillips
  • 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: 20130206527
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bag with tablet holder that includes a body defining an inner compartment, a tablet pocket on the body defining a device compartment, a top opening defined by the body providing access to the inner compartment, and a rear opening to the tablet pocket providing access to the device compartment. An access flap extends from an edge of the tablet pocket and is movable between a closed position where it is secured over the pocket, and an open position where the pocket is uncovered and tablet is accessible. The device compartment includes a plurality of retention panels forming a border configured to receive and retain an electronic tablet in the pocket. The tablet can be accessed and used while remaining within the pocket in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Diane Von Furstenberg
  • 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: 20130098722
    Abstract: A woman's handbag with a separate waterproof, breathable lined lower zippered compartment. The lower compartment's main application is to be used for shoes, sport activities clothing, small business or electronic items or items that are preferably stored separate from the upper compartment of the handbag. The lower compartment surrounds the bottom half of the handbag with a 36 inch zipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Anita Elaine Coby (Ndiaye)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130048456
    Abstract: A suitcase for carrying luggage during trips comprises a case having a top portion, a bottom portion, an interior portion, an exterior portion, a pair of horizontally extending opposing side walls, a pair of vertically extending opposing side walls positioned between the pair of horizontally extending opposing side walls, a plurality of pockets having a first edge and a second edge, a valve and an air tight closing means attached to the interior portion, an air deflating device with an elongated hose, a hand engaging means and a locking means attached to the bottom portion of the suitcase. The articles are placed inside the plurality of pockets and sealed air tight. The air deflating device is operated utilizing electric power to deflate the plurality of pockets. The deflated plurality of pockets may create even more room inside the suitcase without crumpling the articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Dmitriy Govor
  • Patent number: 8302642
    Abstract: An invertible handbag. The invertible handbag has a handbag compartment defined by four sides, a handbag roof, and a handbag floor; a handbag roof mouth bordered by a handbag roof mouth closure in the handbag root and a handbag floor mouth bordered by a handbag floor mouth closure in the handbag floor. A strap is swivelably attached to strap bridges at opposite ends of the invertible handbag. Method steps are taught wherein the handbag closures may be closed, the invertible handbag inverted, and then the uppermost closure and mouth opened, to permit seeing and removing items which were formerly lost at the bottom of the handbag compartment. Means is disclosed to hold the closures closed. Optional sidebags may be mounted to the handbag sides, each including a sidebag roof mouth closure and a sidebag floor mouth closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Richard A. Lindholm