With Handle Patents (Class 190/115)
  • Patent number: 10485315
    Abstract: An article of luggage suitable for use as a seat has a resilient frame that defines top, bottom and side portions of the article, and a brace coupled to the frame and configured to resist displacement of the top portion of the article towards the bottom portion when the article rests on its bottom portion and a user sits on the top portion. Also a method of manufacturing such an article of luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: IT Luggage Limited
    Inventor: Sedat Selvi
  • Patent number: 10459484
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to an apparatus including a first case portion shaped and sized to receive a tablet-shaped computing device; and a second case portion including a retractable handle, the second case portion configured to removably couple with the first case portion, the retractable handle including an extended position and a retracted position. In addition, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Cooper Ferren, Michael Heecheol Kim, Jaimie Emerald Chan
  • Patent number: 10433627
    Abstract: A luggage protection apparatus can include a body having a recess and an opening providing access to the recess. An attachment member can be connected to the body, where the attachment member is configured to couple the body to luggage. A plurality of protective sheets can be stored in the recess of the body and the plurality of protective sheets can be removably connected in series. Each protective sheet can be sized and shaped to cover a bottom surface of luggage. An external protective sheet can have a proximal end removably connected to the plurality of protective sheets. The external protective sheet can also have a free distal end configured to removably connect to the attachment member, where the free distal end is located opposite the proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hays, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Hays, Julia Hays
  • Patent number: 10423159
    Abstract: A smart self-driving system includes a body, such as a piece of luggage, supported by a plurality of wheel assemblies. One or more front proximity sensors are coupled to the body and configured to detect an object moving in a given direction while the body is in a rear follow position behind the object. One or more side proximity sensors are coupled to the body and configured to detect the object moving in the given direction while the body is in a side follow position on the side of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ou Qi, Xingyu Lian, Zhaoqiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10258032
    Abstract: A bag includes an organ transporter compartment to contain an organ transporter disposed in the transporter compartment. The bag may include openings to access portions of the organ transporter, such as a battery or power cable, when the organ transporter is disposed in the bag. The bag may also include a frame and handles. The handles may include structure adapted to mate with handles on the organ transporter. The bag may also include a single cover that provides access to multiple compartments with their own internal covers. Also, the bag may include windows to view documents stored in the bag and/or to view and/or display control panels on the organ transporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Kravitz, Peter DeMuylder, Brian Otts, Stephan Merkle, Jeremiah P. O'Leary, Christopher E. Svensrud
  • Patent number: 10238214
    Abstract: A backpack type folding chair is provided and includes a chair frame including a seat frame, a back frame, a front leg frame, and a back leg frame. At least one support panel to support a user is coupled about the back frame and the seat frame. A first storage receptacle is coupled to a rear face of a backrest portion of the at least one support panel that is coupled to the back frame. In addition, a second storage receptacle is defined between the first storage receptacle and the backrest portion. A pair of detachable shoulder straps are provided with each strap includes a first end that is attached along the rear face of the backrest portion and a second end that includes a first fastener that is configured to mate with a coupling member that is attached to the at least one support panel proximate the cross member for attaching the second end of the shoulder strap to the chair and permit carrying of the chair in a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: David Haythornthwaite
  • Patent number: 10188184
    Abstract: A folding suitcase includes a back case component, a front lid component, a peripheral side wall component, and a fold-resisting component. An accommodating space formed by the peripheral side wall component, the back case component and the front lid component is for being covered selectively. The peripheral side wall component has multiple first sidewall parts, multiple second sidewall parts and multiple bending parts connected to the multiple sidewall parts and the multiple second sidewall parts. The multiple bending parts are bendable to allow the multiple first sidewall parts and the multiple second sidewall parts to be folded oppositely or erected on the back case component. The fold-resisting component is elastic and includes a combined part and an extension part. The combined part is disposed at the multiple first sidewall parts. The extension part is detachably disposed at the multiple bending parts for selectively supporting the peripheral side wall component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Wai-Ming Wong, Hung-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10136711
    Abstract: Disclosed are metal purses, particularly clam shell type purses made of metal and in some embodiments, provided with a gap between the shells sufficient to allow for cell phone reception within the purse. Aesthetic exterior shells may also be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Levinson
  • Patent number: 10130858
    Abstract: A golf grip for a golf club is disclosed herein. The golf grip includes a closed end, an open end, a composite shell including a laminate composite fiber material, a foam layer, and a shaft cavity. The foam layer is inward of the composite shell. The shaft cavity extends from the open end towards the closed end. The shaft cavity is inward from the composite shell and the foam layer. In embodiments, the golf grip also includes a core tube inward of the composite shell and of the foam layer. The core tube forms a shaft cavity for receiving a shaft of the golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Robert J. Lamkin, Carl W. Pettersen, Michael Snow
  • Patent number: 10045596
    Abstract: A utility bag with a main body having a plurality of walls that form a main storage space, an opening formed at a top portion of the main body and exposing the main storage space, and a hard top body pivotally connected to the main body to cover or expose the opening of the main body. The hard top body includes a base comprised of a plastic material and shaped to cover the opening of the main body, the base having one or more storage compartments, and one or more hatches pivotally connected to the base to cover the one or more storage compartments. A zipper is attached to the main body and the hard top body, wherein the zipper is stitched directly to the plastic material of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Lundy, John H. Whalen, Ryan Olander
  • Patent number: 10039356
    Abstract: A luggage board structure as an improvement to the conventional luggage boards molded in the form of a solid shell and made of a single type of sheet material, which require molding of wheel bases, handle guide bases and other complicated members. The luggage board structure is mainly comprised of a plastic wheel base part, a plastic top and a middle curved surface, wherein the plastic wheel base part has a pair of integrated wheel bases, the plastic top includes an integrated mounting base of handle and the middle curved surface consists of an upper joining edge at the top connecting to the lower joining edge of the plastic top for fixation and a lower joining edge at the bottom connecting to the upper joining edge of the plastic wheel base part for fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Tsung-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 10004310
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheeled suitcase comprising a suitcase body mounted on wheels and a rod comprising at least one flexible strip element connected to a handle. The flexible strip element can be wound onto itself in order to retract the handle, and can be unwound forming a tube in order to deploy the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Donald John Wilson
  • Patent number: 9980548
    Abstract: A handle of a luggage includes a main member and two elastic members embedded in the main member. The main member has two hollow portions, each of which has a plurality of alternate spacers and recesses, and the elastic members pass through the spacers and the recesses and have opposite ends fixed to the main member. The main member is moved away from the surface of the case and the elastic members are deformed when a user holds the main member to lift the case, and the main member is moved to an initial position by the elastic members when the user releases the main member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Lai
  • Patent number: 9975672
    Abstract: A latch with a handle that is elastically biased in the closed position. The latch is attached to the lid via a handle, and when the handle is disengaged from the lid, the latch can be rotated away from the lid. Upon rotating the latch away from the lid, hooks on the latch will disengage with a receiving portion of a case, thereby allowing the lid to be removed from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Crull
  • Patent number: 9878841
    Abstract: Disclosed is an insulated beverage dispenser having a generally cube-shaped insulated body with an interior chamber, an open top, and an outlet adjacent a bottom of the interior chamber. It includes a removable closure member for the outlet and an insulated top hingedly connected to the body to close the open top. A guideway is located on a front outer surface of the body generally adjacent the open top and is sized and positioned to receive a securement strap extended across the body without interference with opening the top. The closure member can be a liquid dispensing valve and/or a plug. An interior surface of the lid may include a recess for receiving a spare closure member for the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: High Performance Coolers LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Holderness, Robert Joseph Cicero
  • Patent number: 9857664
    Abstract: An example enclosure includes a base, a plurality of walls extending from the base, and a top disposed opposite the base and connected to at least one of the plurality of walls. The enclosure also includes a light assembly configured to illuminate an interior space of the enclosure. The light assembly includes a diffuser, a heat sink connected to the diffuser, a substrate connected to the heat sink, and a light source connected to the substrate. The diffuser may be connected to one of the top or the base such that the heat sink is spaced from the one of the top or the base. Additionally, the top is moveable toward the base to transition the enclosure from an expanded state to a collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tang, John Larkin, Isabella Talley Lewis, Cameron Bo Logsdon, Michael Paul Nelson, Gregory James Nyssen, Guruprasad Ramanathan, Srivatsan Subbarayan, Robi Thomas, William Franklin Troutman, Jr., Bradley David Urban
  • Patent number: 9833052
    Abstract: A suitcase is disclosed comprising a first load container section defining at least a first part of a volume for receiving a load and a second container section for cooperation with the base load container section to enclose the volume. The suitcase comprises a base region provided with one or more wheel assemblies, and an upper region at or on which is provided a towing handle (30) adapted to be moved about a single point of contact (32) between a stowed position and a deployed position. This construction provides a towing handle that has the advantages provided by allowing for towing of a wheeled suitcase, while eliminating or at least mitigating the disadvantages of telescopic towing handle arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: IT Luggage Limited
    Inventor: Sedat Selvi
  • Patent number: 9801440
    Abstract: A piece of luggage is provided. A main body and an expandable body of the luggage are connected to each other by a collapsible portion. The luggage has a cover pivotably connected to the expandable body. A first half of a zipper is fixed to the expandable body and a second half of the zipper is fixed to the cover. The engagement of the first half and the second half closes the cover to the expandable body, and thus a substantially enclosed space is defined by the main body, the expandable body and the cover. The luggage also has multiple rotational wheels mounted to the main body and/or the expandable body. The luggage stands on the rotational wheels and is rotatable with respect to one or more predetermined axes through these wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Donald Hogan, Georgene Rada, Jessica LoVerso, Matthew Dierkes, Richard Krulik, Tsung-Ming (Min) Kung
  • Patent number: 9675154
    Abstract: A compound suitcase includes a top cover and a base which are formed with a plastic material by injection. The periphery of the top cover is formed with a side wall. The periphery of the base is formed with a side wall. Support units are connected at four corners of the top cover and the base, respectively. Each support unit includes a support board and a support member coupled to the support board. A covering fabric surrounds the outer surfaces of the four support units to form a front surface, two side surfaces, and a rear surface. The upper and lower ends of the front surface, the two side surfaces, and the rear surface are connected to the top cover and the base, respectively. The upper and lower portions of the compound suitcase are hard case configurations, and the middle portion is a soft case configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Joy Tong
  • Patent number: 9561815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cart with easy accommodation of a handle by a spring, comprising: a loading plate in which articles are loaded at the upper portion, a cut groove is vertically penetrated to be formed at the front end, the front end is opened at the lower portion so as to be horizontally penetrated to the back end, and a space part is formed to communicate with the cut groove; driving wheels provided at the lower part of the loading plate; a cover to be coupled to the lower part of the space part; a handle member accommodated in the space part so as to be moved to the front end of the loading plate, and rotated toward the cut groove so as to be exposed to the upper part of the loading plate; a stopper formed at the cut groove side in the space portion and preventing the separation of the handle member; and a spring unit comprising a fixture provided in the back of the space part, a rotation shaft provided at the fixture, and a spring wound to the rotation shaft and of which an end is connect
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sejin Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 9546741
    Abstract: An adjustable operating rod assembly is provided. In one embodiment a telescoping rod and tube are provided such that the length of the operating rod can be selectively adjusted in order to accommodate fluid inlet pipes of various lengths and regardless of manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: 9442347
    Abstract: An example enclosure includes a base, a plurality of walls extending from the base, and a top disposed opposite the base and connected to at least one of the plurality of walls. The at least one wall includes a light assembly configured to illuminate an interior space of the enclosure at least partly defined by the base and the plurality of walls. The top is moveable toward the base to transition the enclosure from an expanded state to a collapsed state. Additionally, the at least one wall includes a first panel and a second panel movable relative to the first panel. Further, the first and second panels extend substantially parallel to the base when the enclosure is in the collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory James Nyssen, Andrew Wayne Barber, Adam Douglas Hand, Robert James Hollins, Fabrice Koukoui, Cameron Bo Logsdon, Michael Paul Nelson, Hideaki Omori, David Sepeau, Gurkirat Singh, Suchita Sitani, Yosuke Yano
  • Patent number: 9427058
    Abstract: A suitcase or travelling bag includes a casing that may be opened and closed, and which has a receptacle accessible from outside and housed within which is an extractable protective sheet designed to form a protective covering of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BasicNet S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marco Daniele Boglione
  • Patent number: 9380845
    Abstract: A hard-sided suitcase may include a first shell portion and a complimentary second shell portion connected to the first shell portion and movable between closed position in which the first and second shell portions enclose an interior of the suitcase and an open position permitting access to the interior. The first shell portion may have a first base wall and a first side wall meeting the first base wall at a first juncture. A first design panel may be coupled to the first shell portion. The first design panel covering at least a portion of the first base wall and the first side wall and extending across the first juncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Heys International Ltd.
    Inventors: Emran Sheikh, Jia Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 9307861
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for forming an improved barrier between a pan, such as a food service pan, and a substance, such as food, contained therein using a contour fit pan liner are provided. The apparatus includes a pan liner having a contoured bottom edge that is custom fit within a food service pan to cover an interior surface of the pan. The contoured edge of the pan liner conforms to the shape and size of the food service pan and does not have any dog ears, ears, or tails that are typical of conventional pan liner. The contour fit pan liner system includes a pan and a contoured or shaped liner for forming an improved barrier between an interior surface of the pan and food that can be disposed therein using a pan liner having a contoured bottom edge that is custom fit to the shape and size of the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: M & Q IP Leasing, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy L. Blucher
  • Patent number: 9162087
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency tubing set, including an oxygen mask adapted to cover a users mouth and nose, a tubing connected at a first end to said tubing set to provide oxygen to said oxygen mask, and a connect or connected to said tubing at a second end opposed to said first end, the connector being adapted to be connected to an oxygen source for supplying oxygen to said tubing. According to the invention the tubing includes an excess tubing section and a connecting tubing section wherein the excess tubing section is stored in a bottom pouch and a first part of an intermediate tubing section is arranged inside the bottom pouch and a second part of said intermediate tubing section is arranged outside said bottom pouch, wherein the intermediate tubing interconnects the excess tubing section and the connecting tubing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Craig Damlo, Wolfgang Rittner
  • Patent number: 9155366
    Abstract: A portable electronic device set is disclosed and includes a portable electronic device and an auxiliary assembly. The portable electronic device has an operating surface. The auxiliary assembly includes a frame body sitting on one side with respect to the operating surface of the portable electronic device. The frame body forms a holder extending outwardly from one sidewall of the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Twinhead International Corporation
    Inventor: Chuen Shuh Hwang
  • Patent number: 9060591
    Abstract: A handle for displaying and manually holding an advertising sign includes a C-shaped member having two opposing channels, a front side with a slot, a rear side, and two opposing ends. A handle terminates at each of two opposing ends with a T-shaped retention member that is slidably retained within the two opposing channels. The handle further includes a central portion situated in front of the C-shaped member. A pair of end caps each adapted for fixing with one of the ends of the C-shaped member is included, at least one of which includes a first fastener. A second fastener such as two-sided tape is fixed with the rear side of the C-shaped member. With the second fastener fixed with the sign, the handle may be pulled outwardly for holding the sign, or retracted to allow suspension of the sign from a wall, or the like, at the first fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Brian L. White
  • Publication number: 20150144448
    Abstract: A tie-rod luggage box, or travel suitcase, has a main box body, comprising of a front shell plate and a rear shell plate in an open or closed state. An L-shaped extensible tie-rod is set between the front and rear shell plates, adjacent to one flange of the front and rear shell plates. Said L-shaped extensible tie-rod at least comprises of a vertical extensible rod set extended vertically along the inner side of the main box body and a transverse handle set at top of the vertical extensible rod set. A through-type mounting portion in non-recessed state is set between the front and rear shell plates correspondingly to the transverse handle. Said mounting portion could be matched with the transverse handle, such that the transverse handle in idle state could be retracted transversely into the mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Shou-Mao CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150129629
    Abstract: A backpack has a divider panel having four sides, with a first side pivotally attached to a main bag. A divider pan& zipper attaches the second, third and fourth sides of the divider panel to the main bag. The divider panel is movable, by unzipping the divider panel zipper, from a first position wherein the divider panel is substantially horizontal and divides the main bag into upper and lower compartments, to a second position wherein the divider panel is more vertical and the main bag is not divided into upper and lower compartments. An odor absorber is removably contained within a pouch in the divider panel. The pouch may be formed of mesh layers attached together at their perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Voggenthaler, Aaron Azevedo
  • Patent number: 9016494
    Abstract: An expandable item carrying device facilitates carrying items such as groceries and the like. The device includes a container having a bottom wall and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from a perimeter edge of the bottom wall defining an interior space. A top edge of the perimeter wall defines an opening into the interior space. The perimeter wall has a pair of opposed ends sides and a pair of longitudinal sides extending between the opposed end sides. The longitudinal sides and the bottom wall are compactable along a longitudinal axis of the bottom wall. A primary handle comprises opposed ends coupled to a first one of the longitudinal sides of the perimeter wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Alba Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20150027834
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: VOCIER GMBH
    Inventor: Michael KOGELNIK
  • Publication number: 20140374206
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle for luggage is provided. In one aspect, the handle comprises at least one palm grip. The handle is attached to a compartment with wheels. The palm grip can be used to push the luggage as the wheels roll over a rolling surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: James T. Sener, Christopher D. Hageman, David L. Mathieu, Scott Smith
  • Publication number: 20140367213
    Abstract: A swivel handle capable of rotating or swiveling is disclosed. The swivel handle comprises a handle that is capable of rotating relative to a base plate or an enclosure or other object to be pulled. The swivel handle may further comprise a rotatable plate wherein the handle is connected to the rotatable plate, a rotational locking assembly, and/or a braking assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Leighton Klevana, Edward Miyashita
  • Patent number: 8905207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an item of luggage (101) incorporating a collapsed resting support (125) which when erected may be used to support portions of a resting person (55) in a forwards leaning seated position. The item of luggage comprises an external casing (102) that extends across a plurality of sides of the item of luggage, and a personal resting support (125) for supporting a resting seated person's upper torso, the personal resting support being removeably affixable to a side (103) of the casing when not in use for resting support of a seated person. The resting support includes a main supporting section (126) for supporting a seated user's upper torso in a forwards leaning seated position, and at least two supporting legs (117, 118; 146) for supporting the main supporting section and which in use extend downwardly from the main supporting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon Blackwood Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8901442
    Abstract: The present invention is a smart luggage having an outer case and an inner case with a weight determination mechanism therebetween in electrical communication with a circuit having firmware and an exterior electronic display. The circuit further incorporates a GPS locator and a transponder, whereby a user having a mobile device enabled with tracking software may be able to locate and retrieve lost or stolen luggage. Also provided within the smart luggage is a camera that can take one or more pictures when the smart luggage is opened by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Guillermo Dilone
  • Publication number: 20140326561
    Abstract: The Compact Carry-all Handle is a small size, easy-carried bag with the function to wrap and carry items. It is designed with an easy attaching method to wrap items and it provides a comfortable carrying solution for users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Dana M. Dequina
  • Publication number: 20140311845
    Abstract: A case comprising a handle is provided. In one embodiment, the case may include a wheeled luggage case wherein at least a portion of the handle extends substantially over at least one of the centroid and center of gravity of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Renny T. Ling, Nicholas Vallo, Joel Beebe, Christopher Hawker, Matthew Seibert
  • Patent number: 8853565
    Abstract: A piece of luggage has a body with a surface. A weight scale has a top surface and is disposed in the body of the luggage. The top surface of the weight scale is coplanar with the surface of the body of the luggage. The weight scale determines a weight of the piece of luggage when in an operating state. When the weight scale is in a non-operating state it is stored safely within the body of the luggage. Most importantly the weight scale does not stick out from the body of the luggage so as to be susceptible to damage during transport of the luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: E-Famtrips, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Kritzler
  • Patent number: 8851251
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle for luggage is provided. In one aspect, the handle comprises at least one palm grip. The handle is attached to a compartment with wheels. The palm grip can be used to push the luggage as the wheels roll over a rolling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Travelpro International, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Sener, Christopher D. Hageman, David L. Mathieu, Scott Smith
  • Publication number: 20140291096
    Abstract: A suitcase includes a main body and a retractable handle assembly. The handle assembly includes a pair of outer handles and at least one pair of inner handles. Each of the inner handles and the outer handles is made of a plastic pipe which is formed by a primary material which is fused, extruded and molded to form the plastic pipe of each of the inner handles and the outer handles. The primary material includes polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), polycarbonate (PC) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Thus, the handle assembly has a better outer appearance and has a lighter weight. In addition, each of the inner handles and the outer handles has a better restoring function and can be rapidly restored to the original state when being deformed due to a collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Wen-Chen Chang
  • Patent number: 8794409
    Abstract: Luggage, duffel bags, travel bags and travel covers including travel covers for sporting goods such as, but not limited to, golf bags, skis, snowboards, baseball equipment, soccer equipment, and tennis equipment, and travel covers for tradeshow or conference displays or graphics, product samples, tents (collectively, “travel covers”), for example, are commonly used for conveniently transporting and protecting large objects during travel by walking, car, train and/or airplane. The travel covers may have a handle that my rotate or swivel to adjust to an ergonomic position for pulling or pushing the travel cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Dynamic Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Leighton Klevana, Ed Miyashita
  • Patent number: 8783432
    Abstract: An ultralight suitcase comprises a case framework, case material, pull rods, wheels and supporting legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Shanghai Newest Luggage Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiangjun Wang
  • Publication number: 20140197001
    Abstract: A presentation capsule is provided for the display, transport and protection of A2 or A3 sized documents including: a rigid body including at least two body portions configured for opening and closing in locking engagement with each other; a handle portion having different material to the body and formed into and extending from the body; a base also being of different material to the body and formed into and extending from the body; wherein, in combination, the handle portion and base are configured for self-supporting the case on a surface without contact of the body with the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: FOGI Limited
    Inventors: Richard Antony Youmans, Adam Timothy Laws
  • Publication number: 20140198442
    Abstract: A low-profile retractable cord system in which a line is attached to a pair of retractor mechanisms located in the sides of an article to be carried (such as a briefcase, a purse, a handbag, suitcase, tote, bag, knapsack, sports bag, gym bag, etc.). The line is high-tensile braided line threaded out through eyelets which are offset inwardly and downwardly from the upper corners of the article to be carried. This way, the line and shoulder pad attached thereto lie flat along the carried article. Various retractor mechanisms are shown, including an opposed pair of coil-spring-biased reels, opposed independent pulley mechanisms, or a common pulley mechanism. An alternate embodiment employs a single retractor mechanism and line for a single loop-handle is also shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Richard J. Rekuc, Steven J. Rekuc, David Edward Ringel
  • Patent number: 8763772
    Abstract: A strap handle for a piece of luggage that has been modified to have the strap handle added thereon. The strap handle includes a strap, and apparatus for having the strap handle added onto the piece of luggage. The apparatus sits within the piece of luggage. The strap engages into the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Lynn Buller, Paul V. Scicluna
  • Patent number: 8752683
    Abstract: A piece of luggage including at least one section of a stiff shell material is provided. The at least one section of the stiff shell material defines a first face of the piece of luggage and has at least one corner. A portion of the at least one section has been removed to define at least one notch proximate the at least one corner. First and second edges of the at least one section adjacent the notch are folded inward relative an inner surface of the at least one section forming first and second sides. The first and second sides define second and third faces of the piece of luggage. The piece of luggage further includes at least one rigid corner piece secured to the first and second sides proximate the at least one notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Scicluna
  • Patent number: 8740010
    Abstract: An insulated cooler with an integral padlock system comprises a hinged lid and a padlock receiving loop located on the lid. A second, corresponding receiving loop is disposed on the cooler. When closed, a user can apply a padlock to the first and second receiving loop simultaneously to lock the lid in a closed position to enable a user to leave the cooler unattended while full of food or beverages in a public location and prevent unauthorized persons and animals from getting into the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Rex E. Page
  • Patent number: 8720006
    Abstract: A retractable pulling rod utilizing an elastic extension device, comprising: a pulling rod set, a plug set, and elastic extension device. The pulling rod set is provided with a first socket, a second socket, and a third socket, sleeved onto each other through their ends of small diameters, and each is provided with at least a positioning hole. A first plug and a second plug are disposed respectively at bottom ends of first socket and second socket, to dispose a protrusion tenon of elastic extension device in an indentation slot inside second socket. Through using elastic extension device to assist steel beads of first plug and second plug to position in or detach from positioning hole, retractable pulling rod is extended or retracted smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Chen-Chuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20140124317
    Abstract: Luggage cases of the soft-side construction are perceived to be lighter than hard-side cases. However, many rigidifying elements in soft-side cases tend to add to the weight of a soft-side luggage case. This reduces its weight advantage over molded shell luggage cases. Using a textile body in the luggage case to form both the grip of a carry handle and a portion of the outer surface of the luggage helps reduce the weight of the luggage. The textile body may be attached to a thin resilient wire hoop to resist distortion of the luggage case when is it lifted by the handle. This construction saves weight in comparison to conventional luggage case constructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Dirk Santy, Joris Smeuninx, George Teixeira, Kenzo Yoneno