Bag-type Container Patents (Class 206/286)
  • Patent number: 10448720
    Abstract: The bag has a garment receiving entrance and a side preferably including a side gusset. An opening in the side extends from a point on the bag to the garment receiving entrance. A drawstring extends around the bag at the garment receiving entrance, except at a location aligned with the side opening. A zipper is movable along the opening in the side between a closed position, wherein the side opening is closed, and an open position, wherein the side opening and the garment receiving entrance combine to form a single large opening to facilitate the insertion and removal of garments into and out of the bag. The bag functions as a counter bag in one orientation and a dry cleaning carrier in a second orientation. In the second orientation, a hanger is situated in the bag with the hanger hook extending through a small opening at the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CLEANER'S SUPPLY, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Schapiro
  • Patent number: 8773846
    Abstract: A connecting assembly for connecting a first member and a second member, and the connecting assembly includes a resilient receiver and a securing plug. The second member defines a through hole. The resilient receiver is fixed to the first member and also defines a receiving space. A top of the resilient receiver passes through the through hole. The securing plug is configured to be inserted into the receiving space, which expands a part of the resilient receiver so as to fix the top of the resilient receiver on the second member thereby connecting the first member with the second member. Present disclosure also provides an electronic apparatus having the connecting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kai-Gui Wang
  • Patent number: 8714350
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatus in which a reusable bag is provided for the collection and return of soiled garments, laundry and/or other clothing items. The bag may be provided in the form of a hamper that is open at the top, with one or more hooks that allow the bag to be hung from a clothing rod, and is provided with engagement devices that allow the bag to be folded up when not in use, and then unfolded to various levels for containment and protection of clean items that have been hung on standard hangers. In some embodiments, garment protection flaps and a detachable accessory bag are provided inside the bag. In other embodiments, convenient handles are provided as part of the hangers which support the bags, the handles being positioned to balance the bag when it is being carried to avoid spilling the contents thereof, the bags having special flaps for engaging the hangers having the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen E. Berglund
  • Patent number: 8689973
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatus in which a reusable bag is provided for the collection and return of soiled garments, laundry and/or other clothing items. The bag may be provided in the form of a hamper that is open at the top, with one or more hooks that allow the bag to be hung from a clothing rod, and is provided with engagement devices that allow the bag to be folded up when not in use, and then unfolded to various levels for containment and protection of clean items that have been hung on standard hangers. In some embodiments, garment protection flaps are provided inside the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Berglund
  • Publication number: 20140008252
    Abstract: A garment carrier comprises an outer backing portion, an inner cover portion arranged over an inner surface of the outer backing portion to form a compartment for receiving a garment between the outer backing portion and the inner cover portion. A resilient frame inhibits folding of the garment carrier and biases the garment carrier to a generally flat unrolled configuration. The garment carrier is adapted to be rolled from the unrolled configuration into a hollow rolled configuration and fastened in the rolled configuration using a fastening mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jeremy Grey
  • Patent number: 8608380
    Abstract: An air discharge valve for a vacuum-sealed clothes bag having a flexible container includes a valve body for openably closing the vacuum-sealed clothes bag. A hanger is attached to the valve body to extend upwards from the valve body, the hanger being arranged in a substantially coplanar relationship with the valve body. An anchor member is securely attached to the flexible container. First and second fixing caps are fixed to opposite surfaces of the anchor member. A cloth holder is suspended from the anchor member to hold a cloth contained in the flexible container. The valve body is fitted to the first and second fixing caps in a rotatable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Myung Soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20130264162
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piece of luggage (1), in particular a suitcase, comprising a shell (2) of at least partially rigid material and side elements (3, 4), wherein the shell (2) of the piece of luggage (1) is embodied so as be capable of being unfolded or unrolled and is provided on the inner side with holding elements (5), which are equipped to hold at least one piece of clothing (6). In order to store a piece of clothing (6) in a preferably crease-proof manner, the shell (2) is arranged at a defined distance (d) around a core (7) in the closed state of the piece of luggage (1), wherein the at least one piece of clothing (6) is stored in a substantially crease-free and pressure-free manner within the space (8), which is formed by means of the defined distance (d) between core (7) and shell (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Voy Gear GmbH
    Inventor: Michael KOGELNIK
  • Patent number: 8522978
    Abstract: A flexible container including opposing closed first and second edges, a closed third edge and an open side or end. The flexible container may include an unclosed area extending beyond one of the closed edges forming the flexible container. The unclosed area may include a first opening tab and a second opening tab configured to be pulled apart in order to initiate opening of the flexible container. The first opening tab and second opening tab may each include at least two openings. The opening may be positioned so as to channel a stress concentration proximate a heat seal. The flexible container may be formed of multi-layer film having a first outer layer, a second outer layer and directly adhered to the first outer layer an internal layer formed of a blend of at least two resin components that are partially compatible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Odabashian
  • Patent number: 8485328
    Abstract: A travel accessory for the folding of garments inside a suitcase, includes at least one structural element for spreading and/or hanging (1) and an insert (2) of a soft, flexible material, designed to be inserted into the garment, engaged with the structural element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Armeria Meschieri S.A.S. di Luca Valcarenghi & C.
    Inventor: Luca Valcarenghi
  • Patent number: 8448794
    Abstract: A suspension closet includes a closet body that is made of a flexible sheet of fabric and has a top end opening. Two opposite side walls of the top opening of the closet body are respectively provided with fastening elements and form opposing cutouts. To assemble the closet, the opposing cutouts of the closet body are fit with a suspension bar first and a frame is disposed in the closet body to be coupled to the fastening elements. A top cover is then set to cover the top end opening of the closet body. In this way, the closet body can be efficiently and effectively suspended on the suspension bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: I-Chen Wang
  • Patent number: 8337773
    Abstract: An article configured to be worn or carried by a human includes a body portion with a deodorant enclosure and a deodorant insert positioned within the deodorant enclosure. The body portion is comprised of a flexible material that defines an inside and an outside of the article. An opening is formed in the body portion which provides a passage between the inside and the outside of the article. The deodorant enclosure is secured to the body portion at the opening. The deodorant enclosure includes a chamber positioned between an air permeable inner wall and an air permeable outer wall. The deodorant insert is removably positioned within the chamber of the deodorant enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Berns, Stephen Cleary, Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 8240464
    Abstract: A hanging garment storage unit includes a hanger, a frame, and a drawer. The hanger is arranged to removably couple the frame to an external support. The frame has a broad side and a top. A track is coupled to the broad side of the frame, and the drawer is slidably coupled to the frame. The frame has a broad side and a narrow side, and the drawer is arranged to slide along the track with the broad side of the drawer facing the broad side of the frame. The drawer is further arranged to pivot about an end of the frame to allow movement of the drawer from a storage position to an access position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Catherine Grace Clishem
  • Patent number: 8235206
    Abstract: The present device is a reusable bag for laundry and laundry hangers. The reusable bag includes an enclosure made from a flexible web material having an open end and a closed end. The open end has a closure means, while the closed end includes an aperture adapted to receive a portion of each laundry hanger therethrough. With the open end of the enclosure facing upward in a hamper configuration, dirty laundry may be collected and, when the bag is full, the open end of the enclosure may be selectively closed with the closure means. The reusable bag may be transported to a laundry cleaning facility by carrying with a handle strap, and returned with clean laundry hanging on the laundry hangers inside the enclosure. The closed end of the enclosure may be facing upward in a garment bag configuration for protecting the clean laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Rick Siegel, Jennifer Nigrosh
  • Publication number: 20120024727
    Abstract: A combined, flexible and floppy laundry, travel, storage/display bag structure for socks and like small clothing articles, including (a) a machine-launderable/dryable, open-mesh, fabric bag having front and back sides, and spaced top, bottom and lateral edges, (b) located intermediate the bag's top and bottom edges, an elongate openable/closeable closure structure joined to and extending laterally across the bag's front side and between its lateral edges, and furnishing user-selective access to the inside of the bag, and (c) plural, releasable, clothing-article-holding structures mounted inside the bag on its back side, made manually accessible, via the closure structure, for operative gripping and releasing, within the bag, of user-selected clothing articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Marinela Luminita Dragan
  • Patent number: 7896152
    Abstract: The accessories coordinator has three separate, essentially air-tight pockets mounted on a transparent support. Each of the pockets is formed through a supplemental film that is bonded at its pocket edges to the support. The individual pockets are each provided with respective reclosable fasteners that selectively seal or provide access to the accessories stored within the pockets. The entire structure is, moreover, formed from only two polymeric sheets, the support and the supplemental film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Sheila A. Bruhl
  • Patent number: 7600636
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and useful clothes protector cover comprised of a rectangular left sheet, a rectangular right sheet, and a plurality of grommets located on the upper edge of each of the sheets. A clothes hanger, upon which an item of clothing may already be hung, is threaded through a grommet on the left sheet and a corresponding grommet on the right sheet and hung on the hanger bar. This is repeated throughout the length of the sheets until all items of clothing are hung on the hanger rod and thereby protected by the clothes protector cover. This provides a means by which the clothes protector cover is held in place immediately above the protected items of clothing and thereby prevents the accumulation or settling of dust on the items of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Patricia Bell
  • Publication number: 20090194440
    Abstract: A bag for mailing neckties with a large pointed end with a tip, having an underside, a top side, a bottom end with symmetrical glued ends defining symmetrical triangular crimp lines and an alternative notch, a top end with a sealable-flap with a display hole, and an opening for insertion of a folded necktie, pointed end first, and a compartment for containment of the folded necktie, said compartment being defined at the bottom end by the triangular crimp lines to match the pointed end of the folded necktie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Sidney Pulitzer, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090127141
    Abstract: A garment carrier comprises a jacket or similar apparel for wearing on the torso. A compartment is provided on the rear of the jacket into which the garments to be carried are inserted. In use, the garments are held flat against the wearer's back in a position which enables the wearer to jog, cycle or pursue other activities without having to support the garments by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony HIGSON
  • Publication number: 20090038967
    Abstract: The invention comprises a garment bag, comprising: a) a bag, with a closed bottom, closed sides, and an open top; b) a drawstring surrounding the open top, operative to substantially close the top via pulling of the drawstring; and c) a set of fasteners, with a first fastening element disposed in the lower third of the bag, and a second fastening element disposed in the middle third region of the bag, operative to reduce the overall length of the bag when the fasteners are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Paola Leon
  • Publication number: 20080253698
    Abstract: A deaeration valve comprising two valve films 11, 12 of synthetic resin that put one on the other, having an air passage 2 defined by two seal sections 21, 22 formed by means of bonding parts of the valve films together, wherein the inlet 2a of the air passage 2 is defined by the straight line linking the respective upward flow side end sections 21a, 221a of the seal sections 21, 22; the outlet 2b of the air passage is defined by the straight line linking the respective downward flow side end sections 21b, 223b of the seal sections 21, 22; and in at least one of the seal sections 21, 22, the valve films 11, 12 are not bonded together at the line of extension 21c, 223c of the seal section 21, 22, situated on the downward flow side of the downward flow side end section 21b, 223b of the seal section 21, 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Kazuya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20080230338
    Abstract: A travel case formable into a wardrobe when opened includes a case body, and a pull rod. The case body has a set of rollers attached to a bottom end of the case body, a cover connected pivotally to the case body, and a hanger holder provided on the cover. The cover is movable between covering and opening positions. The pull rod is connected to the case body. The cover can be pivoted to the pull rod in the opening position. A retainer is provided for retaining the cover on the pull rod when the cover is pivoted to the pull rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph Liang
  • Patent number: 7416065
    Abstract: A case for transporting shoes is disclosed which comprises front and back walls, top and bottom walls, and first and second side walls which define a chamber. The front and back walls, top and bottom walls and the first side wall are formed as an integral structure. The second side wall is hinged proximate the bottom wall to permit the second side wall to move from a closed position to an open position to permit access to the chamber. The chamber comprises a plurality of compartments for receiving shoes. The case includes two hooks which are disposed in substantially parallel relationship to one another and which can move from a retracted to an extended position for hanging the case. Transportation of the case is facilitated by wheels mounted proximate the intersection of the back and bottom walls, and by a handle which is movable from a retracted position inside the case to an extended position out the top of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Levinson, Alan D. Stanton
  • Patent number: 7216404
    Abstract: A fastener system mounts a pouch onto a shirt or other clothing article, wherein the pouch provides a receptacle aperture into which a fastener is placed with its flanges positioned on opposing sides of the aperture. The cloth to which the fastener is mounted is gripped between the fastener and the aperture and is locked into place by a U-shaped clip. The flanges are made oblong in shape so that the narrow orientation of the flanges easily pass through the aperture, but the longer orientation cannot. Flats may be applied to both aperture and the fastener so as to assure an orientation in use wherein the fastener cannot disengage from the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth Doyle
  • Patent number: 6928950
    Abstract: A mooring cover comprises an apron for substantially surrounding a dock mooring. The apron may have two or more rows of self draining pockets arranged along its length for storing boating accessories and a fastener for securing the opposite ends of the apron about the mooring. A top cover may be provided for covering the top of the mooring as the mooring cover is mounted thereto. In an alternate embodiment, the mooring cover mounts to a railing extending along a dock. In this embodiment, the mooring cover also has an apron with a plurality of self draining pockets arranged along its length for storing boating accessories; however, the mooring cover has a flap extending from the apron adapted to wrap around and attach to the apron for securing the mooring cover to the railing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: The Nautical Fishwife LLC
    Inventors: Martha Trammell, Raymond Cracauer, Susan St. Clair Smith
  • Patent number: 6808064
    Abstract: This invention is a clothing accessory sleeve for holding various travel clothing items and accessories adapted to be fitted securely upon a clothes hanger underneath clothing items hung on the clothes hanger, concealing the sleeve beneath the clothing. The sleeve has a multiplicity of closeable pockets to contain accessories and a plurality of horizontal slots to engage scarfs, neckwear, belts and sashes with at least one locking pocket for securing valuable items of jewelry, cash or, in the case of military or police uniforms, insignias and topical pins of rank or valor. An additional lower tubular pocket is also provided for the horizontal placement of longer items oriented in a horizontal carrying position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventor: Tammy Fanning
  • Publication number: 20030230502
    Abstract: A storage device includes a generally enclosed body including inner and outer areas. The inner area includes axially adjustable shelves for dividing the inner area into adjustable compartments, and the outer area includes a plurality of pockets disposed along a periphery of the body for facilitating storage of shoes within the pockets. A release mechanism provides and prevents access to the inner area when in respective opened and closed configurations. A connection mechanism is disposed adjacent a top of the body and affixable to a complementary connector to allow the storage device to be hung and thereby permit axial extension of the body when in a hung configuration and otherwise permit collapse of the body. In other configurations, instead of adjustable shelves, the storage device may include an independently rotatable inner body including a plurality of pockets, or individual shoe storage bodies mounted on rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20030159962
    Abstract: A hairpiece securing device has a sheath having a front and rear wall in between which a hairpiece is received. The hairpiece in inserted through an opening in the sheath. At least one receiving hole extends through the sheath. A securing means prevents the hairpiece from falling to the bottom of the sheath and an optional closing means can close the opening in the sheath. A method of securing hairpieces involves inserting a hairpiece into an opening in a sheath. The sheath has a front wall and a rear wall, and the hairpiece is received in between these two walls. At least one receiving hole extends through the sheath and a securing means in inserted through the at least one receiving hole and through the hairpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Young Jin Heo
  • Publication number: 20030029747
    Abstract: A polyethylene garment protector, extensively used by garment manufacturers to protect garments in transport to and from various facilities such as, factories, distribution centers, and retail establishments. The garment protector is also commonly used by garment pressers or cleaners for the delivery or storage of pressed or cleaned garments mounted on conventional garment hangers. Furthermore, the polyethylene garment protector can also be used to enclose other textiles or goods that may be stored, shipped and/or sold in hanging form. The polyethylene garment protector is provided with at least one zone of weakness on either the front side, back side or both sides of such garment protectors, along which the garment protector may be severed to facilitate its removal so that the enclosed garment is not wrinkled or mussed. Essentially, the zone of weakness provides tear lines upon which the envelope may be opened to facilitate separating the protector and the enclosed garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Alexander
  • Publication number: 20020172835
    Abstract: A multi-ply panel for a suitcase includes a face ply having at least two pieces of thermoplastic material in different colors and being hot pressed to bond the pieces to each other and form a seam. A hot press medium is arranged in the seam of each of the two pieces of thermoplastic material to connect the pieces more securely. An inner ply has a first side secured on one side of the face ply and a second side. A bottom ply has one side secured on the second side of the inner ply. The means of connecting the pieces of the face ply in the present invention is different from means used in the prior art so that the seam can be straight, curved or wavy to make the face ply looking more vivid and vigorous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Chia-Hung Pai
  • Patent number: 6481574
    Abstract: A piece of luggage for carrying clothing and accessories is disclosed. The luggage may be used to carry and store clothing on hangers together with accouterments in a convenient, vertically-accessible configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Donald P. Pakosh
  • Publication number: 20020071618
    Abstract: A multiple shoe rack bag has a plurality of panels, at least one of which has an opening formed therein. The panels form a space enclosing at least one rack capable of containing at least one pair of shoes therein. A pocket is installed in the opening and is configured to hold a chemical composition in an interior thereof. A zipper provides access into the interior of the pocket. The pocket has a gas-impermeable front surface and a back surface perforated with vents to allow vapor from the chemical composition to pass therethrough to treat the multiple pairs of shoes enclosed in the space formed by the panels. The back surface of the pocket may be gas-impermeable. The shoe rack bag may be a rectangular hanging bag for a single pair of shoes, a rectangular hanging bag for multiple pairs of shoes, an underbed storage box or a portable shoe rack closet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventor: Donald H. Felsenthal
  • Patent number: 6070720
    Abstract: Apparatus for displaying and protecting a garment in an unfolded, substantially visible condition, the apparatus including a generally planar backing member including a body portion and at least two limb portions attached to the body portion at locations corresponding to the locations of limb receiving members of the garment, the limb portions of the backing member being preferably bendable relative to the body portion to allow insertion of the backing member into the garment such that the limb portions are received in arm or leg portions of the garment, and a protective envelope constructed of overlapping generally transparent film members having outer peripheral edge portions joined together forming an interior cavity adapted for receiving the backing member when located in the garment, the backing member and the protective envelope each having a profile shape corresponding to the profile shape of the garment when in an unfolded condition, the protective envelope being marginally larger for receiving the ba
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Inventor: Linda Faye Johnson
  • Patent number: 5997586
    Abstract: A bag for the cleaning and containment of soiled fabric articles is provided which comprises a fastening system that, when fastened provides a vapor impermeable container and an interior surface releasably impregnated with an effective amount of a gelled liquid dry-cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventors: James A. Smith, George W. Kellett
  • Patent number: 5954196
    Abstract: A suspendable vacuum storage bag includes a bag body and a suspending device. The bag body has a single opening forming a sealable opening. The suspending device is provided at an end opposite or adjacent to the sealable opening. The sealable opening can be sealed by sealing means after articles are placed flatly inside the bag body. Hangers on which articles are hung can be fastened to a suspending plate of the suspending device to achieve optimum use of available storage space. The bag body can be suspended by means of the suspending device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventor: Hong-Long Lin
  • Patent number: 5713646
    Abstract: A daughter wardrobe adapted for use inside a mother wardrobe for holding clothes, including a wardrobe body and a supporting frame mounted inside the wardrobe body to stretch out and support a top panel of the wardrobe body, wherein a plurality of loops are respectively fastened to the top panel of the wardrobe body on the inside and arranged in a line in transverse direction to hold a hanging rod for hanging clothes. A reinforcing plate maybe mounted inside the wardrobe body and closely attached to the top panel thereof, and a cloth rack is riveted to the reinforcing plate for hanging clothes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 5697508
    Abstract: A trolley and bag assembly adapted to transport hanger-hung garments on overhead rails from an initial point to other points, the bag protectively shrouding the transported garments. The trolley includes a pair of rolling sheaves that ride on the rails and a spaced pair of side arms depending from the sheaves to support a horizontal load bar onto which is hooked a set of hanger-hung garments. Bridging the side arms is a retractable hold-down bar which when raised above the load bar then permits the hangers to be hooked onto the load bar, and when lowered then clamps the hooks of the hangers so that the garments cannot be dislodged from the trolley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: A. Rifkin & Co.
    Inventors: Arnold S. Rifkin, George W. Williams, John Hutnick
  • Patent number: 5542530
    Abstract: Adjustable shelving which may be suspended from a cross-member includes a plurality of shelves suspended at desired levels from at least four vertical suspenders. Each shelf has at least four apertures through which respective vertical suspenders pass. For each shelf, a set of adjustable shelf fasteners is used to support the shelf by releasably attaching fasteners to respective suspenders at the desired location to support respective corners of the shelves. The vertical suspenders may include a pair of ropes which may be inserted into a pair of apertures in the fasteners. The shelving may be enclosed in an exterior garment bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Richard's Homewares, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Freelander
  • Patent number: 5509588
    Abstract: An outfit organizer cover which can protect the shoulder and neckline of garments from dirt and dust, and to house accessories such as neckties, earrings, necklaces, hosiery, scarves, belts, etc. The outfit organizer cover includes a front layer and a rear layer. The front layer has a loop and strap with a snap fastener and a zipper with opposite tabs for closing pockets of the outfit organizer cover. A small opening at the top of the outfit organizer cover is provided for inserting a conventional hanger therethrough. The rear layer has a zipper with a tab for closing a larger pocket thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Cathy S. Kimball
  • Patent number: 5347833
    Abstract: A transfer station is provided to allow a secure transfer of goods between a service person such as a cleaner and an owner of the goods at the owner's residence when the owner is not at home. The station includes a bag forming an enclosure for the goods and having a handle. The station also includes a capture box with a receiver for the handle and a closure that prevents removal of the handle from the receiver when closed and locked. The box has a relatively low profile and does not capture part or all of the bag to provide security for the bag. A mechanism is also provided to close and secure the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Inventor: Jerry D. Branscum
  • Patent number: 5320220
    Abstract: Disclosed is a garment carrier comprising a base frame in the general shape of a hanger, with a triangular-shaped lower portion integral with an arcuate shaped hand gripping hook-like portion. The base hanger is insertable into the interior of a cover, with the lower triangular-shaped portion of the base hanger residing within the interior of the cover, and the upper arcuate hand gripping portion extending through an opening in the upper end of the cover, residing external of the cover. A support strap, having an upper aperture and a lower aperture, is slidably received onto the base frame by receipt of the arcuate hand gripping portion of the base frame into the upper aperture of the strap. The hooks of the plurality of clothes hangers with their respective garments are slidably received into the lower aperture of the support strap. The garment carrier, with hanger supported garments, may then be transported by gripping the hand gripping portion of the base frame which extends outward of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: American Guard-It Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Purkiss
  • Patent number: 5316140
    Abstract: Disclosed is a garment carrier comprising a base frame in the general shape of a hanger, with a triangular-shaped lower portion integral with an arcuate shaped hand gripping hook-like portion. The base hanger is insertable into the interior of a cover, with the lower triangular-shaped portion of the base hanger residing within the interior of the cover, and the upper arcuate hand gripping portion extending through an opening in the upper end of the cover, residing external of the cover. A support strap, having an upper aperture and a lower aperture, is slidably received onto the base frame by receipt of the arcuate hand gripping portion of the base frame into the upper aperture of the strap. The hooks of the plurality of clothes hangers with their respective garments are slidably received into the lower aperture of the support strap. The garment carrier, with hanger supported garments, may then be transported by gripping the hand gripping portion of the base frame which extends outward of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: American Guard-It Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Purkiss
  • Patent number: 5257694
    Abstract: A system (10) for displaying four-piece automotive floor mat sets (14, 22). The display system comprises a first envelope (12) with a bottom opening (70) for receiving and covering the two larger front floor mats (14) and a second envelope, or pocket, (20) with a top opening (76) for receiving and holding the smaller rear floor mats (22). The second envelope (20) is piggy-backed on the first envelope (12). A clamp hanger (32) grips the larger pair of floor mats (14) and suspends them from a display bar (40). The remainder of the package (10) suspends from the larger floor mats (14). The envelopes (12, 20) comprise transparent plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Assignee: Sagaz Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stewart Wallach
  • Patent number: 5099989
    Abstract: A clothes hanger (7) mounting apparatus (6) has a housing (12) with a top wall (14), back wall (16) and bottom wall (18) with partial side walls (54, 56) on the upper surfaces of which are secured resilient cushions (66). A cover plate (30) is swingable about the top wall to move a bail (80) with a pair of platens (82, 84) into clamping relationship with the cushions and retain clothes hangers located therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: French Company
    Inventors: John W. Goodin, Tim Payne
  • Patent number: 5090559
    Abstract: A cleaner environment is promoted by halting the use of one-time disposable packaging materials which are destined to end up in municipal landfills already strained to capacity and by substituting reusable or recyclable materials in their stead. The present invention provides a reusable carrier bag for dry cleaning, which is convertible between a first orientation of use wherein it serves as a duffel bag like carrier for collecting and carrying dirty clothing to the dry cleaners. After the clothing is cleaned and pressed and hung on a hanger, the reusable dry cleaner bag in a second orientation of use serves as a protective covering for the cleaned items for the return trip from the cleaners to the home. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, the reusable dry cleaner bags, once assigned to a customer, are themselves dry cleaned with each customer load. The preferred dry cleaner bags also include hanger holding means for accumulating and managing empty hangers to be returned to the dry cleaner for re-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Safety Kleen Corp.
    Inventor: Alan Gendreau
  • Patent number: 5044550
    Abstract: A carton (11) with parallel flat front and rear surfaces joined by curved sides and a flip-top lid (10) hinged to the carton. The carton is composed of two superimposed layers adhesively secured at a joint line at lapped edges. The outer layer is slit along its front surface parallel to the carton ends and along upwardly extending curves around the sides to a fold line parallel to and raised above the front slit and the inner layer (12) has a cutout in its front surface above the front slit of the outer layer. The cutout curves upwardly short of the sides where tags (13) are cut out of the sides of the inner layer and the outer layer overlaps the inner layer at the carton ends. Top and bottom closures are adhesively secured to the outer layer at the ends of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Tobacco Research and Development Institute Limited
    Inventor: Klaus P. Lamm
  • Patent number: 4957203
    Abstract: A roll of garment covers comprising of two sheets which are bonded together in selected areas and a plurality of perforated lines so that a single cover may be readily removed from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Inventor: William T. Gilchrist, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4953704
    Abstract: An improved plastic trash bag having elastic means secured to the trash bag adjacent its top edge that automatically gathers the top edge inwardly thereby closing its top end. The trash bags would be sold with multiple trash bags mounted within each other and they would be mounted on a display board having a specific configuration for mounting them thereon. When used with a trash receptacle, the top edge of the trash bag is stretched to open its top end and its top edge is folded downwardly over the top edge of the trash receptacle to prevent the trash bag from slipping down into the trash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventor: Alfred J. Cortese
  • Patent number: 4949842
    Abstract: A garment bag specifically designed for handling a diver's wetsuit which has a mid-section made from netting material and a waterproof bottom acting as a drainable drip-pan. The wetsuit can be suspended on a hanger within the bag for drying and/or storage. The drip-pan can be drained by means of a resealable outlet. A hook at the top of the bag allows it to be hung during transportation or storage as a conventional garment bag, whether or not the wetsuit is in a wet or dry condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Inventor: Charles Mokiao, II
  • Patent number: 4905826
    Abstract: A garment bag having a telescoping clothing rod. The rod in the garment bag may be extended outwardly parallel to a closet pole. A hook at the far end of the rod allows the rod to be hung from the closet pole. Once extended, clothing in the garment bag may be removed, by merely sliding the hangers along the rod. A large zippered opening is provided in side of the bag for easy removal of the clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Inventor: Eric J. Martin
  • Patent number: 4736854
    Abstract: A hanger support trolley assembly which allows conventional clothes hangers to be loaded onto a support even though corner pockets in the garment bag are closely spaced on either side of the assembly. In one embodiment the hangers are supported on a sleeve slidably mounted on a support rod. When the sleeve is extended, hangers can be placed on the sleeve, and when closed a flange on the outer end of the sleeve retains the hangers in place. In another embodiment, the hangers are supported directly on a support rod, and the space surrounding the free end of the rod is guarded by one or more biased jaws of a spring clip. In both embodiments a concave overhead surface closely spaced from the arcuate rod prevents the hangers from being permanently transversely dislodged from the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Samsonite Corporation
    Inventors: William L. King, Gregory W. O'Connor