For Apparel Patents (Class 206/278)
  • Patent number: 11672316
    Abstract: The device will allow the sportsman to carry a pair of shoes and a towel together. The issue of forgetting a towel when one is needed will be eliminated with this device. The device is easily hand washed or machine washed and can be reused as often as possible. It is also designed to be subjected to a range of environmental conditions including extremes in weather and temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: John Woodman
  • Patent number: 11419958
    Abstract: A multi-panel sterilization assembly that includes a barrier panel formed of a permeable material, barrier panel bolsters at or adjacent at least a portion of two edges of the barrier panel, a fold protection panel, and at least one panel attachment means. The barrier panel has a first end and a second end opposite the first end such that the barrier panel has a length that is the distance from the first end to the second end and a midpoint along the length generally delineating the barrier panel into a content receiving region and a content covering region. The barrier panel bolsters prevent the edges of the barrier panel from folding back onto itself, i.e. back towards the unfolded position, during unfolding of the barrier panel after sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric T. Bricker, Jeffrey J. Farmer, Melissa R. Gaynor, Shawn E. Jenkins, Mark T. Pamperin, Corinna Schwarz, Tara Denise Smith, Catherine J. Turnbow
  • Patent number: 11350717
    Abstract: A footwear carrying system may include first and second separate carriers, each having a first attachment point near a first end of the carrier, a second attachment point near a second end of the carrier opposite the first end, and a third attachment point along a side of the carrier. A first strap may be adapted to connect the first and second attachment points of the first carrier, and a second strap may be adapted to connect the first and second attachment points of the second carrier. The third attachment points of the first and second carriers may be adapted to connect the first and second carriers together. The carriers may be suspended from one or more shoulders of a wearer, or attached to another carrier using the straps or a connection between the first and second carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SWings Products, LLC
    Inventor: Elizabeth Yolanda Dalton
  • Patent number: 11311084
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a travel bag or a packaging container. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention are directed toward a modular travel, garment bag or similar container system that can be customized based on the needs of the user. Furthermore, the various modules or segments of the bag may have different shapes and sizes so as to be adapted to carry items, with such modules or segments being combinable in varying arrangements to provide a flexibly configured bag that is suitable for a variety of uses. The present invention also relates to a packaging system for suits, blazers and jackets from garment, fashion and retail brands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Alfredo Munoz
  • Patent number: 11191331
    Abstract: A collapsible caddy for organizing, storing, and carrying food, condiments, paper goods, or utensils is provided having a lip including a body, the body having a substantially rectangular-shaped profile defining an opening there along, an interior surface, and an exterior surface, where the opening of the lip defines a lip axis and the interior surface includes one female connector, one handle extends away from the exterior surface and connects to a movable handle or handlebar; a membrane including a resilient and tubular body defining a top portion connected to the lip and a lower portion, the body having a substantially trapezoidal-shaped transverse cross-sectional profile defining an opening therealong, wherein the opening extends from the top portion to the lower portion, and a base including a substantially rectangular and flat body defining a surface base, the base connected to the lower portion of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: MR. BAR-B-Q PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Marc Zemel, Joanne Rudis
  • Patent number: 11142930
    Abstract: An earring security display hanger includes a body member, first and second arms, and first and second closure members connected to the body member via the first and second arms. Each of the first and second closure members has a top wall and a side wall extending between the top wall and an open end such that a recess is formed therebetween. A closure member aperture is defined on the top wall of each of the closure members, and a plurality of first closure apertures and a plurality of second closure apertures are defined on the sidewall of the first and second closure members, respectively. A plurality of first closure hooks and a plurality of second closure hooks are formed from the body member and are configured to engage with the plurality of first closure apertures and the plurality of second closure apertures, respectively, to provide a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Strassburger, Keith Cedro, Michael Norman
  • Patent number: 11089851
    Abstract: A shoe tote includes a first and a second shoe sock each with a first and second opposing side walls spaced apart by a bottom portion and a back portion. Each shoe sock has an exterior and an interior portion, designed to receive footwear. Each shoe socks contain a top portion opposing the bottom portion and a front portion opposing the back portion. Each shoe sock contains a closure mechanism. The shoe socks are separated by a strap. The strap has a first terminal end and a second terminal end. The strap further contains a first attachment disposed between the first terminal end of the strap and the first shoe sock. The strap also is comprised of a second attachment disposed between the second terminal end of the strap and the second shoe sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SHOE PAC LLC
    Inventor: James Leaks, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10781035
    Abstract: A package of at least one glove pair, comprising a right glove and a left glove, wherein at least one glove has an indicia comprising at least one of a logo, a manufacturer's name, or usage information of the glove displayed thereon, wherein the right glove and the left glove are folded in a multi-fold configuration. At least partially transparent first packaging encases the right glove and the left glove, and maintains the multi-fold configuration, wherein the indicia of at least one of the right glove or the left glove is visible through the first packaging while folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventor: Mario Anthony Jakus
  • Patent number: 10610319
    Abstract: A cartridge for receiving a plurality of adjacent, aligned, disposable gloves is described, the cartridge comprising a base; and a first element being arranged in use for alignment of the finger portions of the plurality of gloves. Furthermore, a machine arranged for dispensing a disposable glove is described, the machine comprising: an articulated arm arranged in use for contacting and retaining a first part of the glove and for moving said glove from a first position in which the glove is located in a cartridge containing one or more gloves, to a second position in which a second part of the said glove is able to be contacted with and retained by an anchoring means to open the cuff to allow a user to don the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Stephan Backhaus, Michelle Rosevear, Ryan Mischkulnig, Mark Bayly
  • Patent number: 10507951
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for a product includes a tray for holding the product, a sleeve for slidably receiving the tray, and a hanger insertable into a slot in the sleeve. The hanger includes a spring arm configured to exert a spring force between an inside surface of the sleeve and the tray when the tray is in the sleeve to increase a force required to remove the tray from the sleeve, the hanger also providing a hang point for the packaging assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Giannasi, James V. Eyerman, Timothy J. Lancaster
  • Patent number: 10457459
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention described herein relate to packages, and particularly to a packages of an article or plurality of articles. The packages described herein can include a first tray, a second tray, a hinge connecting the first tray and the second tray that is configured to enable the first tray and the second tray to pivot relative to each other to a first open position and a second closed position, and a display device. The display device can be positioned between the first tray and the second tray in an interior portion of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: XPO Logistics Supply Chain
    Inventor: Anndrea Vorobej
  • Patent number: 10420621
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing and disposing of contaminated gloves is provided. The apparatus has a vertical frame with a hook assembly on top which is operatively connected to a pedal assembly at the frame bottom. A shelf below the hook assembly supports a container for receiving discarded gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Kurwin J. Binder
  • Patent number: 10370159
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for fastening a container and a closure in a closed configuration is disclosed. The apparatus includes an insertion portion configured for insertion through an aperture of the container and an aperture of the closure when the container and the closure are in the closed configuration; and a restraining portion configured to prevent passage of the restraining portion through the apertures. The insertion portion includes a hanging slot, and a mechanism configured to impede removal of the insertion portion from the apertures once the insertion portion has been inserted through the aperture such that the container and the closure are fastened between the mechanism and the restraining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PERI-DENT LTD
    Inventors: Michael Lannie, Jason Lucas, Tony Wye
  • Patent number: 10321725
    Abstract: A barrier protection device and dispensing system are provided in the form of a medical service or examination glove with sensory indicators that respond to contact with infectious agents or substances. The glove and dispensing system prevent transmission of infectious agents from a healthcare worker to a patient or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Allen B. Kantrowitz, In Ki Mun
  • Patent number: 10314996
    Abstract: A facemask package integrated with a mask sizing ruler is disclosed. The package stores the masks of various sizes. The mask sizing ruler comprising a first measuring gauge element, a second measuring gauge element and one or more sizes indicated thereon. The sizes in the sizing ruler are determined by categorizing one or more precisely previously measured distance from at least two points on one or more human faces into one or more sizes based on at least one distance on one or more masks of one or more mask sizes. At least one distance on one or more masks of one or more mask sizes is proportional to the maximum vertical distance of the mask in unfolded state. A system and method for determining the sizes indicated on the mask ruler are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Gareth Tang Ee Ho, Jiang Sak Kwok, Jerome Lee Wei Liang
  • Patent number: 10278438
    Abstract: A wearable protection item having a redeemable member is disclosed. The wearable protection item may include a protective glove and a redeemable member. The protective glove may include a finger region, a thumb region, a palm region, a wrist region, and a separable region. The wrist region and the separable region may define an opening into the protective glove. The opening may include an edge. The separable region may be adjacent to the wrist region and the thumb region. The redeemable member may include an exterior surface and an interior surface, where at least one of the exterior surface or the interior surface has indicia thereon, and where the redeemable member is adhered to the separable region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Grabbies Media, LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Perello, Duane Lopez, Adam Zimmer, Reyes Lopez
  • Patent number: 10258121
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying foldable footwear that comprises a drawstring pouch having a side pocket that reversibly adjusts between undrawn and drawn states. When undrawn, the pouch is characterized by an opening at the top of the pouch that is dimensioned and configured for receiving a pair of foldable shoes in an interior of the pouch. When drawn, the pouch is characterized by a drawstring arranged on the upper portion sealing off the opening, thereby concealing the interior of the pouch. The apparatus further comprises a collapsible tote bag removably inserted in the side pocket, where the tote bag is configured to reversibly convert between unfolded and folded states. When unfolded, the tote bag is characterized by an interior portion that receives a pair of unfolded shoes, where the interior portion further includes a storage pocket. When folded, the tote bag is completely contained within the second pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gavrieli Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kfir Gavrieli, Dikla Gavrieli
  • Patent number: 10239683
    Abstract: A system and method for improved dispensing for protective eyewear components, including frames, lenses and assembled protective eyewear glasses, is described. A housing stores and dispenses the eyewear components through an opening. In an embodiment, the eyewear components may be detachably connected together, such as via perforations, and/or may be coiled in a roll or stacked in serpentine configuration within the housing. Also, in one embodiment, a lever of other mechanism may be coupled to the housing to provide advantageous operations of the dispenser, including assembling and/or dispensing the eyewear components. Accordingly, the system and method provides advantages in that rapid and hygienic dispensing of protective eyewear components may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Katie Umentum, Adam Poppert, Kurt Miller, Vincent E. Portelli, Rob Sweitzer, Brad Binder, William James Evans, Matt Presta
  • Patent number: 10143529
    Abstract: A glove donning system including glove assemblies is provided that maintains the cleanliness of a glove until the glove is utilized. In addition, the glove donning system assists a user during a donning process thereby preventing contamination of the glove during the donning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GLOVE FIRST, LLC
    Inventors: Lynne H. Gaines, Shelly H. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10125450
    Abstract: A method for matching pairs of socks includes engaging a first sock with a channel defined within a sock engaging assembly. The sock engaging assembly is defined about a basket. The method including inserting a second sock into the first sock and pushing the matched pair of socks through the channel into the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Andrew N. Riad
  • Patent number: 10092071
    Abstract: An equipment bag having external shoe pockets at its lower side portions is provided. The shoe pockets are substantially in the shape of a shoe. When a shoe is inserted in a shoe pocket, the shoe's sole and cleats associated therewith, abut the side of the bag. The side of the bag that the cleats may abut is preferably reinforced with material to reduce the likelihood of damage to the bag or contents within the bag. The pocket includes expandable mesh side portions that allow the pockets to expand size to better receive shoes, and also to improve airflow through the shoes and reduce shoe odor. An adjustment system is also provided that allows shoes to be more snugly secured within the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Sutovsky, Zach Runzo, Michael Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10076169
    Abstract: A tote assembly is provided having a basket and an insert sized to be slideably received within the basket. The insert can be one of a plurality of inserts, each sized to be slideably received within the basket wherein the inserts can have different interior dividers to define compartments for accessories or equipment associated with a particular activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J. Clough
  • Patent number: 10053278
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for enabling serial delivery of a plurality of interconnected gloves, the apparatus comprising: a plurality of flexible gloves, a distal tip end of one or more of the fingers of a downstream one the plurality of gloves being readily detachably attached to a bottom proximal edge of an open bottom end of an immediately upstream one of the plurality gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Ma
  • Patent number: 10010205
    Abstract: An apparatus for support and display of a sports memorabilia jersey features a body form having an upper body portion with an outline visually resembling a head, neck and shoulders of a human body, and a transparent facial area comprising a facial likeness or team logo of a particular athlete associated with said sports memorabilia jersey. A method of producing such apparatus includes obtaining a facial image of an athlete associated with said memorabilia jersey, obtaining an outline shape of said facial image at a generally life-size scale, producing the body form with the head, neck and shoulder areas, and applying the facial image onto the head area of the body form such that a perimeter shape of the head area of the body form generally conforms to the outline shape of the facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Lee Sanders, Helen Sanders, David Simpson
  • Patent number: 9931544
    Abstract: A ball bag stand and ball bag engagement structure includes a ball bag stand structure, a ball bag structure, protrudingly engaging structures, and cords. The protrudingly engaging structures each have a vertically smooth action force-free surface and an action force-applied surface with a protruding flange. A user can lift the ball bag by lifting the cords between the ball bag and the ball bag stand with one finger of the user single-handedly to thereby not only allow the action force-free surfaces of the fastening holes to press against the vertical smooth surface while sliding relative thereto, but also allow the action force-applied surfaces of the fastening holes to move away from the protruding flanges. Hence, the cords can be moved away from the protrudingly engaging structures with one finger of the user single-handedly, so that the user can remove the ball bag from the ball bag stand easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Benjamin Chen
  • Patent number: 9919895
    Abstract: Systems and methods for hanking a cable are disclosed. A hanked cable may be formed by winding the cable around two or more mandrels attached to support members of a winding fixture. At least one of the mandrels can be removeably attached to the winding fixture to facilitate clamping the cable between the mandrel and the support member. The distance between mandrels may be varied by including, in the winding fixture, an adjustable stage for adjusting the relative positions of the mandrels. Once the cable is wound into a hanked configuration, it may be wrapped with a semi-rigid wrapping member to help retain the hanked shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Solomon, Christopher J. Birgers, Charles W. Werley
  • Patent number: 9868585
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wedge shaped footwear holder having two sides, a top and a floor, in which the sides and a top taper to define a closed distal end. A proximal opening accepts a displaceable portion. The displaceable portion is moveable along a neck, and is capable of being fixed in different positions so as to adjust an internal length of the footwear holder to correspond to a shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Nicola Jane Bates
  • Patent number: 9693756
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. Printed instructions (1001) can be included with the tray (100). One or more layers of wrap material (2200) can be folded about the tray (100) to enclose the tray (100) and other items, such as an additional layer of wrap material (2701), packaged liquid hand sanitizer (2401), and packaged gloves (2402). When a health care services provider (3101) unfolds the wrap material, the same can be used to create a sterile field beneath a patient (3201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Sarah Dickinson
  • Patent number: 9693641
    Abstract: A display hanger is disclosed including a first and a second panel, at least one stress-relief member formed in one of the first or second panel, the stress-relief member having an inner surface that is secured to an inner surface of an opposing panel of the hanger, for example by an adhesive. The at least one stress-relief member moves stress away from the leading edge of the adhesive and more evenly distributes the stress across a wider area of the base of the display hanger. This results in the adhesive being under lower stress, which reduces adhesive failure in less than desirable situations since the display hanger material becomes the point on failure instead of the adhesive bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: R&J Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: David W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9668527
    Abstract: A pair of disposable hand coverings has a body formed of a front film layer and back film layer sealed together about a periphery to form a pair of opposing hand coverings each having a finger section at opposite closed ends and each having a wrist section with at least one line of weakening at the wrist sections to ease separating each of the pair of hand coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Michele Alexandria Maltese
  • Patent number: 9545141
    Abstract: The present invention provides a receiving folder with self-arrangement comprising a top cover and a bottom case. A capacity space is positioned between the top cover and the bottom case. A pair of first sidewalls of the top cover have first inclined edges, clamping units are formed on the first sidewalls. A pair of second sidewalls of the bottom case have second inclined edges. Inner of the bottom case has an elastic unit which end part extending upward to contact inner of the top cover. The back end of the bottom case has at least one plate. Wherein the first inclined edges are opposite to the second inclined edges, thus the first sidewalls are engaged with the second sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Yueh-Yin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9486021
    Abstract: A disclosed example glove of a glovebox type includes an identification means arranged at an end portion of a cuff of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Keil, Alexander Kreisz, Jörg Zell
  • Patent number: 9462906
    Abstract: Described is a bra storage device having a plurality of storage modules. Each storage module includes a base wall provided with bra support members onto which the cups of a bra can be placed. One or more side walls are provided extending from the base wall. First connectors are provided on edges of the side walls remote from the base wall and second connectors are provided on edges of the side walls adjacent the base wall such that the first connectors of the storage module are connectable to the second connectors of an adjacent storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Emma Avison, Edward Joseph Khoury
  • Patent number: 9382023
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods of sterilizing elastomeric articles in a manner that prevents and/or reduces degradation to the articles, particularly degradation that may be caused and/or accelerated by sterilization techniques such as gamma irradiation, x-ray irradiation, and electron-beam processing. The methods include packaging the elastomeric articles in order to improve their resistance to degradation. In certain aspects of the invention, packaged elastomeric articles, optionally containing one or more antidegradants, such as antioxidant and/or antiozonant compounds, are also provided. The methods of providing degradation-resistant elastomeric articles in accordance with the present invention may also be used to reduce the occurrence of cracking and discoloration in elastomeric articles, regardless of whether they are subjected to sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventors: Seong Fong Chen, Wei Cheong Wong
  • Patent number: 9162781
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a procedure for wrapping an item to be sterilized with a protective sheet in such a way as to allow a rapid unwrapping of the item for use. This procedure saves time in unwrapping and reduces the risk of loss of sterility of the item and stress on medical personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Khoa T. Lien
  • Patent number: 9139356
    Abstract: A substantially transparent box is constructed and arranged to include a collared shirt and a necktie in arrangement relative to one another and disposed such that these clothing articles are in registry with a hole in the box. The box comprises a single sheet of substantially transparent plastic having a series of first and second panels each being defined by respective folds. Selected first panels are bonded to another to define a hollow central cavity for the box, whereas selected second panels are folded to define peripheral ends for the box. The hollow cavity is sized to receive the shirt and necktie. The shirt and necktie are optionally arranged with bands that maintain a prescribed relative position to each other and to the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Cin Kim
  • Publication number: 20150101943
    Abstract: An emergency change of clothing kit is provided with a full outfit sealed compactly into a container (vacuum sealed in one embodiment). The container is to be small and portable and will keep the clothing clean and dry until the time for its intended use. A disposable, sealable bag will be provided to place any soiled clothing in. One embodiment of the kit can range in sizes from Newborn to 3T. Other embodiments include clothing suited for ages from 3 to adult. The clothing can be of sufficiently high quality and design that it can be worn repeatedly after initial opening of the package. For the kits ages 2T and above, underwear can also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Charles J. RICHEY, Justine L. RICHEY
  • Patent number: 8991597
    Abstract: A garment bag for a collared shirt, the bag comprising a receptacle (52) arranged to receive a first portion of a shirt including the collar (26) and cover (40) arranged to receive the remainder of the said shirt and be rolled up around the receptacle, the receptacle being of greater rigidity than the cover. A method of folding a shirt having a back portion, two front portions, two sleeves and a collar is also disclosed, the method comprising the steps of folding the shirt centrally of the back and between the back and both front portions so that the back lies folded between the front portions, positioning one sleeve along each front portion, protecting the collar and rolling the remainder of the shirt around the protected collar. Preferably the shirt folding method and garment bag are used together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Shirtroll Limited
    Inventor: Richard Sebastian Hawksley Webb
  • Publication number: 20150076015
    Abstract: A contoured storage device for securely protecting shoes, which is dimensioned to fit a variety of both men's and women's shoe sizes and styles, and further includes a variably adjustable inner cavity for size and shape adjustments. A protective outer housing is fabricated from a rigid material that protects the shoes from physical damage during transport and storage. The outer housing includes a top end and a bottom end that hingedly opens and closes like a clamshell. However, one end is slightly larger than the other to provide an overlap for a more snug closed position. The inside of the contoured storage device includes a removably layered foam lining that allows a user to peel away small increments of the lining until a desired shoe size is acquired, thereby creating a snug fit. Plastic snaps secure the contoured storage device into a securely closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Dabney
  • Publication number: 20150034511
    Abstract: A leg protector for protecting the lower leg of a sports player against injury is disclosed. The leg protector comprises a sock and a plurality of protection pads. The sock is worn, in use, over the player's lower leg. Each protection pad comprises a rear surface that is detachably engageable with the worn sock so that, when engaged, the rear surface faces inward towards the player's lower leg and a corresponding front surface faces out away from the player's lower leg. Each of the plurality of protection pads are arranged for placement at a position that protects a respective area of the player's lower leg. A first protection pad can protect an upper shin area; a second protection pad can protect a lower shin and ankle area; and a third protection pad can protect a metatarsal area of the player's lower leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Sports Design Concepts Limited
    Inventor: Robert Hughes
  • Publication number: 20150034510
    Abstract: A nightwear vending machine to be placed in and around the grounds of all hospitals, clinics and health care centres in the UK. The vending machine will sell women's, men's and children's pyjamas, night dresses, night gowns and slippers to all members of the public and be available 24 hours a day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Emma-Louise Pauline Crane
  • Publication number: 20140374454
    Abstract: A safety vest unit is disclosed having at least one compactly packed safety vest and also having a packaging of a thin flexible fabric that encompasses the at least one safety vest. In accordance with the invention, the packaging that encompasses the safety vest is embodied as vacuum packaging. Installation in the case of a passenger car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Markus HINTENNACH
  • Publication number: 20140360899
    Abstract: A shoebox includes a box body and a lid. The box body has a box bottom and four box laterals. Each of the box laterals and the box bottom include a first angle that is between 91.5° and 102°. The lid has a lid bottom and four lid laterals. The lid bottom is larger than the box bottom. Each of the lid laterals and the lid bottom include a second angle that is greater than the first angle. The lid has the lid bottom covering the opening so as to close the accommodating space. When the shoeboxes are stacked up, the box body of one shoebox is placed into the opening of another shoebox and partially received in the accommodating space. This allows the shoeboxes to be staked in a more compact form, thereby saving space for storage and transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: YU-CHUN HUANG
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8851753
    Abstract: An enclosure liner is provided which includes a bag, which bag has a top panel, two side panels, a back panel, and a bottom panel. The front panel forms an access to enable items to be placed within, and withdrawn from, the interior of the liner, and a closure, such as a zipper, is attached to the periphery of the access to enable the liner to be sealed shut. Pockets to accommodate the hooks often found in conventional lockers are strategically placed and are sized to allow clothes and other items to be hung from the pocket-covered hooks. A plurality of magnets suspend the liner within the enclosure and a pad forms a floor suitable for storing shoes and other like articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Marshell D. Belser
  • Publication number: 20140259275
    Abstract: A first item of sleepwear or bedding is to be used as part of a sleep system and a second item of sleepwear or bedding is to be used with the first item as part of the sleep system. At least one of the first item and second item comprises a performance fabric. The first item dissipates moisture and heat from a body of a user from an inside of the first item to an outside of the first item. The second item dissipates moisture and heat that has been dissipated by the first item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHEEX, INC.
    Inventors: Susan Walvius, Michelle Marciniak
  • Publication number: 20140224681
    Abstract: A laundry organizer has a plurality of enhanced laundry bags suspended by a plurality of drop bars and a cross bar. The organizer can be hung from doors, walls, seat-backs, chair-backs, etc. and encourages people to pre-sort and organize dirty laundry. In another embodiment, appealing animal likenesses are incorporated into the mouths of the laundry bags in order to interest children in using the system. In yet other embodiments, sports team names, logos, cartoon characters, comic book characters, personalities, caricatures, faces, or other two- or three-dimensional depictions can be incorporated onto the mouths of the bags to further enhance the desire of people to utilize the system. The enhanced laundry bags can be used to organize and hold other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Plashan McCune
  • Patent number: 8800827
    Abstract: A box and/or form for a wig or hair piece are provided. The form may include a torus-shaped member and a mandrel. In use, the wig or hair piece may be wrapped about or otherwise secured to the mandrel and the mandrel may be placed within a lumen of the torus-shaped member. A curved or curled portion of the strands of hair of the wig or hair piece may extend over a curved surface of the torus-shaped member. The wig form and attached wig or hair piece may be covered with a hairnet and may be placed in a box for sale to a consumer or for storage by the consumer after sale. Embodiments allow the display before sale and convenient storage of wigs and hair pieces by the consumer while preserving the curl of the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hair Zone, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyung Ja Kay Choi
  • Patent number: 8794435
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provided a garment box comprising a bottom panel and a container portion that includes a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall, and a fourth side wall. In particular embodiments, the garment box further includes a walled enclosure portion contiguous to the first side wall and comprising a first fold over panel, a second fold over panel, and a third fold over panel. In particular embodiments, the first and third fold over panels include holes located proximate a mid-point of the panels and the second fold over panel includes a slot. The holes are configured to support a rod that is inserted into the walled enclosure portion. The rod is configured to support one or more heads of clothes hangers inserted through the slot and hung on the rod to secure clothes placed in the container portion for shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Quinto Alessandro Marini, Patrick M. McDavid, Carmichael Salandanan Galang, Briana Marie Wiegele, Matthew James Robke, Stefan Joseph Figurski, Earl Stacey Lee, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8769914
    Abstract: A v-shaped shirt collar insert made of various materials placed around the neck of a packaged dress shirt such that the v-shape will support a neck tie for display. After a neck tie is folded around the v-shaped collar insert, a strap made of various materials is placed around the neck tie to gather the material of the neck tie to create the appearance of a “knotted” neck tie. The shirt and tie combination are then placed in a cardboard or plastic package to display the shirt and tie combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Apparel Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Olivier Hans Pape