For A Sport Implement, Exercise Device, Or Game Patents (Class 206/315.1)
  • Patent number: 10334922
    Abstract: A pocketed article includes a first primary panel, a liner panel having a first face bonded to the primary panel and a second face opposite the first face of the liner panel and a secondary panel having a first face facing the second face of the liner panel and a second face opposite the first face of the secondary panel. Outer portions of the liner panel are folded about edges of the secondary panel. The outer portions are bonded to the second face of the secondary panel. A second primary panel is joined to the first primary panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amer Sports Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Shane Ellis
  • Patent number: 10005609
    Abstract: An insulated bag reduces heat exchange between temperature-sensitive items and ambient surroundings. The insulated bag has a bag body which can be covered by a bag lid. The bag lid is provided with a first portion of a securing element. The insulated bag is suitable for insertion into an item space of a mobile delivery robot. The mobile robot has a robot lid provided with a complementary second portion of the securing element. After the insulated bag is inserted into the item space, the two portions of the securing element are connected. Thereafter, when the robot lid is opened, the bag lid is also opened, permitting access to its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: Tommy Biene, Lauri Väin, Piret UUstal, Sylvia-Johanna Annus
  • Patent number: 9961987
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a transport device for transporting elongated narrow object in a hands-free manner. The apparatus uses a transport device having three contiguous sides forming an open channel. The elongated narrow object is secured to the channel using one or more binding straps. The transport device may be worn on a wearer's back during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Toney Harper
  • Patent number: 9944362
    Abstract: A surfboard bag includes a body having first and second sides, a closed end, and an open end. The body is formed from upper and lower exterior surfaces of a first material and upper and lower interior surfaces of a second, different material. The surfaces of the body are joined to one another along the first and second sides of the body and the closed end of the body so as to define an interior cavity. The open end of the body defines a mouth providing access to the interior cavity. One or more release tabs are disposed on the upper exterior surface of the body and/or the lower exterior surface of the body. The release tab(s) are spaced-apart from the first and second sides of the body and spaced-apart from the open and closed ends of the body. The release tab(s) are configured to facilitate breaking a seal created by board sticking between a surfboard disposed within the interior cavity and the upper exterior surface of the body and/or the lower exterior surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Dean R. Damore
  • Patent number: 9849366
    Abstract: A collapsible carrying case cover for use with board sports equipment having an expanded configuration and a fully collapsed configuration is described. The collapsible carrying case cover includes a cover that is configured to completely cover a bottom surface and edges of the board sports equipment and partially cover a top surface of the board. A peripheral edge continuously extends around the periphery of the cover and forms a channel that houses an elastic cord. The elastic cord is configured to draw the peripheral edge inwardly when in assembled relation to the board sports equipment. The cover may be held in place by a hook and loop type strap. The collapsible carrying case cover also includes a plurality of carrying handles and straps to facilitate multiple carrying modes. The collapsible carrying case cover is collapsible into a fully collapsed configuration when in unassembled relation to the board sports equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: David Thornbury
  • Patent number: 9828137
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and process for manufacturing a reusable stackable resilient container formed from lightweight materials and coated with a polyurea coating to provide structural support. An article of manufacture may be formed in the various dimensions and shape to enclose items and objects that are delicate and of high-value for shipping. The reusable stackable resilient container has advantages of a long service life, less weight, a lower cost of production, impact-resistant, impervious to environmental factors and other improved characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PITH PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Louis Albert, Lance Bouchard
  • Patent number: 9782666
    Abstract: In one implementation, a game apparatus includes a base with a playing surface that has (i) a first end with a first designated area for cups and (ii) a second end; a game piece; a tether that attaches the game piece to the base so as to permit the game piece to move freely within the tether's range; and a first launcher that includes a mechanism to launch the game piece as a projectile, the first launcher being positioned at or around the second end to launch the game piece toward the first designated area for cups, wherein the first designated area for cups and at least a portion of the first launcher are within the tether's range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Scienz Group L.L.C.
    Inventors: Derek George Dahl, Samuel David Buss
  • Patent number: 9770086
    Abstract: The present invention presents a system for transporting a pair of recreational or specialized footwear comprising a handle, a left body for holding a left shoe, a right body for holding a right shoe, a left pivot point in between the left body and the left side of the handle allowing the left body to be rotated 360 degrees, a right pivot point in between the right body and the right side of the handle allowing the right body to be rotated 360 degrees and a connector comprising of two or more corresponding parts for securing the left body to the right body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Geoffrey Prisco, Alex Baril
  • Patent number: 9724592
    Abstract: The invention includes an automated device and method for applying wax to snow sporting equipment. This includes skis and snowboards and provides kiosks where skiers and boarders can deposit their equipment in a track and have appropriate wax for current snow conditions applied to the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SKIQUICKY, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hart, Naeem Rahim, Devin Owen Howells, Chris Witham, Fahim Rahim
  • Patent number: 9724594
    Abstract: A packing box for packaging of playing cards has, in an assembled state, a shape of a rectangular parallelepiped with six faces including front and rear faces, right and left side faces, and top and bottom faces. The packing box includes cut lines in two locations at a predetermined interval in parallel with a longitudinal direction of the rectangular parallelepiped, and a central band in a portion defined by the cut lines provided in the two locations. The right and left side faces of the packing box can be removed along the cut lines such that side edges of the playing cards within the packing box are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 9586121
    Abstract: A golf driving practice assembly having a base with a recess and an insert that is received within the recess. In a first position a driving surface for the insert extends flush with a surrounding surface of the base, and in a second position a driving surface extends at a sloped angle above the surface of the base. The insert may be invertible within the base and have the flat, flush surface on one side and the sloped, angled surface on the other. In another aspect, an adjustable support may engage an edge of the insert to raise the driving surface of the insert from the flush position to the sloped position. The adjustable support may be provided by one or more flip-up bars set within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sports Complex Design Group LLC
    Inventors: James E. Carlson, Joseph G.C. Adams, Jr., Frederick J. Schmidt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9566603
    Abstract: A mask assembly for a gas turbine engine component includes a second mask that at least partially overlaps a first mask to fit a platform of a gas turbine engine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk D. Hlavaty, Bartolomeo Palmieri, Harvey R. Toppen
  • Patent number: 9555318
    Abstract: A packing box of shuffled playing cards has, in an assembled state, a shape of a rectangular parallelepiped with six faces, namely, a front face, a rear face, a left side face, a right side face, a top face and a bottom face so as to encase the shuffled playing cards. The packing box includes zippers provided in locations at a predetermined interval, each of which includes zipper-shaped cut lines arranged in parallel with a longitudinal direction of the rectangular parallelepiped shape, and has a central band in the central portion defined by the zippers provided in the two locations. A configuration is achieved in which by removing the two zippers along the cut lines formed by zipper lines or a straight slit, the left and right side faces of the packing box are removed such that the side faces of the shuffled playing cards 1 would be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 9539480
    Abstract: A golf tee measuring device and divot repair tool is provided for measuring the length of a golf tee, repairing divots, and housing a marker, the device comprising a housing defining an open aperture, a positioning slot within which a button travels, and an interior recess. The device further comprises a lower component having two extrudable prongs for repairing divots, the lower component defining a guide track recessed into an interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas K. Boswell
  • Patent number: 9399834
    Abstract: An odor removal assembly comprising a flexible bag that, when open, allows a user to place items into the bag's interior, and when closed, prevents a user from placing items into the interior of the bag. The bag may include a fastening mechanism for closing the bag. The assembly includes an ozone generator that generates ozone and expels the ozone through a conduit that extends between an outlet of the ozone generator and the interior of the bag. The assembly may also include an ozone destruction catalyst for removing ozone from the interior of the bag. In various embodiments, the odor removal assembly includes an automatic shutoff system for preventing the ozone generator from generating ozone gas if: the ozone level exceeds a pre-determined level outside of the bag, if the ozone level exceeds a pre-determined level within the interior of the bag, and/or if the bag is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: MoJack Distributors, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel V. Drake
  • Patent number: 9387956
    Abstract: The present invention is a sports equipment carrying bag which contains internal compartments of conventional design to enable sporting equipment to be retained and carried therein. The unique feature of the present invention is that the carrying bag incorporates two bag retaining members which enable the sports bag to be hung from a fence such as a chain link fence in a manner which enables the bag to be horizontally oriented so that it is much easier to remove items from the bag without the items falling out and much easier to remove baseball bats from the bag so that bats are horizontally removed and it is not necessary to lift the bats out of and over the sports bag when the bag is hung from the chain link fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: JR286 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Hirshberg
  • Patent number: 9352894
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing, transporting, dispensing and keeping an inventory of a plurality of same size cleco type fasteners has a tubular housing with an interior bore dimensioned to receive the plurality of cleco type fasteners through a proximal opening on the housing that is closed by a removable closure device. The distal end of the housing has a retention device that retains the forward most cleco type fastener inserted into the housing interior bore with a sufficient force that prevents the forward most cleco type fastener from being unintentionally removed from the housing distal end, but allows the forward most cleco type fastener to be manually grasped and pulled from the housing distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Brzon, Brian Louis Trimmell
  • Patent number: 9302163
    Abstract: A golf tee has a tee body that forms at least three ball support points that are each spaced from a center point of the tee body. The tee body further has at least three ground contact points that are each positioned between two of the ball support points for supporting the tee body and the golf ball above the ground surface. The tee body is constructed such that the ball support points are spaced from the ground contact points such that a golf ball is supported above the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Lucio Maldonado
  • Patent number: 9259607
    Abstract: An exercise device is disclosed that provides users with a way to effectively exercise their core muscles without going to a gym. The exercise device comprises a round tube, a pair of handles secured to the round tube, and at least one sphere inserted into the round tube, wherein a user rotates the exercise device in a circular motion causing the sphere to travel around the round tube. The round tube comprises an interior cavity with an internal track system for the spheres to travel. Typically, the spheres are weighted, and the exercise device comprises a plurality of spheres each of a different weight. Furthermore, the round tube can comprise an access panel positioned on the exterior surface of the round tube for inserting a sphere, and a pair of handles that span an inner diameter of the round tube and are secured to opposing sides of the round tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Kokenis, Barot A. Ghasedi
  • Patent number: 9248930
    Abstract: A plurality of detachable and foldable shopping bags is further provided with a securing ring. When a bag is completely folded-up it is secured from unfolding via fastening element. The bag can then be fastened onto the securing ring via a spring clip for storage. A desired amount of bags can be removed from the securing ring when needed to retain items. The securing ring also comprises another spring clip utilized to secure the ring with attached bags onto a desired item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Marilyn A. Dobbins
  • Patent number: 9102386
    Abstract: A paddleboard system includes a paddleboard having an upper surface, a lower surface and a specific peripheral outer shape, and a fitted skirt having the specific peripheral outer shape of the paddleboard and additional material providing a first extension on the lower surface and a second extension on the upper surface fully around the specific peripheral outer shape, such that the fitted skirt is enabled to engage the paddleboard and stay in place in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Richard S Roach, Karen M Roach
  • Patent number: 9056585
    Abstract: A protective golf cart bag strap sleeve system which includes a sleeve and a golf cart bag strap, wherein the sleeve comprises a first layer of durable material; a second layer of padding; and a third layer of durable material, wherein the first layer, the second layer, and the third layer are folded over to form a folded edge, wherein the first layer, the second layer, and the third layer are fastened opposite the folded edge to form a sleeve having a first open end and a second open end, wherein the sleeve receives the golf cart bag strap between the first open end and the second open end of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Kelly Line Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20150122677
    Abstract: A protective cover (10) for a surf craft, the cover (10) having au upper surface (15) and a lower surface (20) and being formed primarily of a substantially inelastic material (25) and including an elastic portion (30) formed of an elastic material, wherein the elastic portion (30, 35) is configured to allow a dimension of the cover (10) to be expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Norrie
  • Patent number: 9004283
    Abstract: The device is a holder. Within the holder is a cleaning solution for cleaning the face of the golf club. Attach to the holder is a bristle brush. The holder clips to a golf bag. The golfer after each shot takes the container of clean solution and puts some solution on the face of the club and cleans the face of the club with the bristle brush. On the holder is a place to hold golf tees and a divot fixer and ball marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Roberto Lozano
  • Patent number: 8991598
    Abstract: A system for storing a device having an elongated shaft and a shank portion. The system having a body portion and a cover portion. The body portion having a sidewall portion defining an opening there-through. The cover portion having a generally open-ring shape. The cover portion having an open position and a closed position, where the cover portion closes at least a portion of the opening when in the closed position, and where the cover portion is spaced apart from the opening when in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Casey C. Whitworth
  • Patent number: 8967375
    Abstract: A travel case for elongate items such as skis, golf clubs, snowboards, or the like comprises an elongate bag having a pair of hard sided end sections longitudinally spaced from a hard sided center section. Between each end section and the center section is a respective soft sided intermediate section. The hard sided end and center sections provide protection for the case contents at the vulnerable locations of those contents. The soft sided intermediate sections, made of collapsible and supple material, provide the advantage of reducing the weight of the overall case, and the suppleness permits the end sections to be folded in on the center section when the case is open along its length to educe the length and the required storage space for the case when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Athalon Sportsgear, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Nitkin
  • Patent number: 8960426
    Abstract: A bow case that includes a body with a bottom, a top, four sides, an internal storage area, at least one removable leg that supports the body in a raised position, and a mounting bracket that removably attaches the leg to the body. Area of a rear side is greater than an area of a front side. Also, left and right sides may be inclined from a rear side to a front side. A bow case that includes a body with a top, a bottom, an internal storage area, and an internal storage cavity, where the bow case body is trapezoidally shaped. The cavity is externally accessible while the body remains closed, and any contents stored in the internal storage area are prevented from exiting the body as the body is rotated in any direction while the body is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bow Anchor Products
    Inventors: Eddy D. Kelly, Casey S. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8955714
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing, transporting, dispensing and keeping an inventory of a plurality of same size cleco type fasteners has a tubular housing with an interior bore dimensioned to receive the plurality of cleco type fasteners through a proximal opening on the housing that is closed by a removable closure device. The distal end of the housing has a retention device that retains the forward most cleco type fastener inserted into the housing interior bore with a sufficient force that prevents the forward most cleco type fastener from being unintentionally removed from the housing distal end, but allows the forward most cleco type fastener to be manually grasped and pulled from the housing distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Brzon, Brian Louis Trimmell
  • Publication number: 20150001110
    Abstract: A packing box for a weight lifting bar includes an elongate board having four parallel first folding lines to define the elongate board into a first portion, a second portion, a third portion, a fourth portion and a fifth portion. A second folding line is formed in each of two ends of the elongate board. Each of the two ends of the elongate board is defined into five end covers by the second folding line and the four first folding lines. The first portion is cut to have two side covers. The fifth portion is cut to have two openings. The elongate board is folded along the four first folding lines to form a quadratic body, and the end covers are folded inward to close the two open ends of the quadratic body. The bar in the packing box can be seen via the openings by opening the side covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: JIH-MING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8919548
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system and methods to manufacture golf bags are generally described herein. Other embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Alex Cowan
  • Publication number: 20140339109
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting a surfboard when the surfboard is located within a surfboard bag. The apparatus includes a substantially surfboard shaped body dimensioned to substantially cover at least one of a top and bottom face of the surfboard and a peripheral portion extending from the body. The peripheral portion is adapted to provide padding and is arranged to be locatable in a space between side rails of the surfboard and side walls of the surfboard bag so as to protect the surfboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Ty Van Emden
  • Patent number: 8882605
    Abstract: A golf tool kit comprises a casing having a through hole, a reel fixed in the casing, a divot repair tool detachably attached to the casing, a ball marker magnetically attached to the divot tool, a belt clip rotatably attached to the casing opposing the divot repair tool, a flexible material retractably extending via the through hole from the reel, a holder having a hole, a first towel extending from the holder, and a second towel extending from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Sun Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20140305822
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and a method to carry recreational equipment on the back of a user, evenly distributing the weight of the recreational equipment on both shoulders of a user. The apparatus comprises of a front container portion, an intermediate portion, and a rear container portion, wherein said intermediate portion is connected between said front container portion and said rear container portion, and said front container portion connects to said rear container portion holding said intermediate portion there between. The intermediate portion comprises of a sleeve to hold a portion of the recreational equipment, at least one intermediate strap to hold an intermediate portion of the recreational equipment, and at least one bottom strap to hold a bottom portion of the recreational equipment. The intermediate portion may be stored between the front container portion and the rear container portion when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: One Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Casey Kienel, Brandon Shalton, Christopher Ryan Walrath, Kirill Semenov
  • 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: 20140262873
    Abstract: A carrying case for carrying a collapsible folding chair and a plurality of tubular elements, such as fishing rods, sand spikes, beach umbrellas, shotguns, and the like. The carrying case includes a tubular shaped body having an outer surface, an open end, and a closed end. The tubular shaped body defines an inner chamber designed to accommodate a collapsible folding chair. The outer surface includes a plurality of limited depth pockets proximate to the closed end of the tubular shaped body and a plurality of adjustable straps positioned along the length of the tubular shaped body. The limited depth pockets and the adjustable straps are aligned along the length of the tubular shaped body and the limited depth pockets and the adjustable straps are sized and configured to accommodate and secure the tubular elements being carried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Aaron Richard Lorentz
  • Patent number: 8820523
    Abstract: A sports equipment bag assembly having a removable bag enclosure for heating bats using sunlight. The removable bag enclosure has a transparent outer panel and a solar reflective inner panel. The reflective surface both insulates and reflects the solar light to heat the bats. The removable bag enclosure is removably fastened to a larger bag assembly by a fastener such as a zipper. The removable bag enclosure and the larger bag assembly have hooks that enable them to be hung upon a fence or similar structure. The sports equipment bag assembly further provides a shoulder strap to facilitate carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Doug J. Breza, Dawn Donegan
  • Patent number: 8820522
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing sports equipment includes: a wall defining an enclosure and a closeable opening in the enclosure, the wall being see-through at the closeable opening; and divider members configurable to an expanded configuration defining compartments within the enclosure and configurable to a substantially planar collapsed configuration, each compartment being dimensioned for receiving sports equipment, the divider members being removably insertable into the enclosure when in the expanded configuration and in the collapsed configuration. The sports equipment includes soccer balls or other types of balls, marker cones, a first aid kit, cooler for ice and pinnies. A lower section of the apparatus has a see-through front cover and a drain. An upper section may be watertight. The apparatus may include a rigid cylindrical compartment for containing marker cones. A kit may include the apparatus and sports equipment contained within the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brendan E. Quarry, Alvin E. Clemens
  • Patent number: 8807337
    Abstract: According to the invention, a golf bag is disclosed. The golf bag may include a frame and a removable cover. The frame may include a top member at a top most portion of the frame, and a bottom member at a bottom most portion of the frame. The removable cover may include a central portion, a first coupling member, and a second coupling member. The first coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a top of the central portion. The second coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a bottom of the central portion. The first coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a top most portion of the top member. The second coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a bottom most portion of the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: BarSix, LLC
    Inventor: David H. Barcik
  • Publication number: 20140209494
    Abstract: The present invention provides a powder bag. The powder bag having a top and a first mouth at the top includes a bag body configured to have an internal wall, a major space and a secondary space, wherein the major space and the secondary space is partitioned by a partition interface; and the secondary space configured to have a second mouth and a second switch element for opening and closing the second mouth, connected with the internal wall and used for containing a powdery substance, wherein the partition interface has a porous surface with a plurality of pores and each of the plurality of pores having a dimension which allows a part of the powder substance to transfer from the secondary space to the major space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Jang-Tian SHIEH
  • Publication number: 20140202897
    Abstract: The present invention replaces the traditional steel and plastic construction primarily used in sports equipment bags to provide a novel sports equipment bag with flexibility, durability, strength, and a net weight reduction. The sports bag of the present invention integrates optionally removable composite rods into the frame structure of a sports bag to allow for significant flexibility and compression thereof for general transport, storage, shipping and handling purposes, and yet the sports bag is also capable of holding a semi-rigid exterior to a given volume and shape when in regular use. The present invention also discloses a sports equipment bag with a novel folding floor to assist with the flexible and collapsible nature of a sports equipment bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: GRIT INC.
    Inventors: Gregory James Collins, Matthew Gordon Thomas Hughson, Erin Dawn Dobo
  • Publication number: 20140190851
    Abstract: An inventive case capable of transporting a sports board, such as a surfboard, snowboard or skate board or element thereof, is described. The case may include a top cushion designed to conform to a top surface of a sports board, a bottom cushion designed to conform to a bottom surface of the same sports board. Optionally or alternatively, each of the top and the bottom cushions may include a plurality of compartments which have varying cross-sectional dimensions along a length of the compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: PERRY SAMIOS
  • Patent number: 8746063
    Abstract: Apparatus for utilizing food residue includes a base which has a connective member. A food residue-receiving container having a first end and an opposite second end is selectively connectable to the connective member, so that the food residue-receiving container is perpendicular to the base. Food residue is deposited into the food residue-receiving container, and the height of the food residue is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony Paul Lumpkin, Jeffrey Gerard Gross
  • Patent number: 8739970
    Abstract: A mechanism cooperable with the stand mechanism in a stand golf bag secures the clubs in position when the bag is not on the ground and releases the clubs when the bag is set on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Kagen
  • Patent number: 8727114
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system and methods to manufacture golf bags are generally described herein. Other embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, John H. Loudenslager, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Christopher E. Kalck, Alex Cowan
  • Patent number: 8726534
    Abstract: A ventilated portable container is a carrying case or sports equipment bag for storing, carrying and drying sports equipment. The portable container includes a ventilator for drawing fresh air into the container and for encouraging stale air out of the container through at least one filtered air outlet. The portable container includes an exterior pocket having at least one air inlet and at least one air vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Murray Chappell, Roger Robinet, E. Marie Costello, Joe Frei
  • Patent number: 8727914
    Abstract: A baseball training apparatus includes a bat mounting portion mountable on a barrel of a baseball bat, and a glove mounting portion attachable to a baseball glove. The glove mounting portion is connected to the bat mounting portion. The bat mounting portion may include an elongated, flexible, mounting strap including a hook-and-loop fastener. The glove mounting portion may include at least one elongated, flexible connector strap extending outwardly from opposite edges of the mounting strap and including a hook-and-loop fastener. The baseball training apparatus mounts the baseball glove on the baseball bat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Glynon T. Sells
  • Publication number: 20140097109
    Abstract: A series of angled, collinear stitches or adhesive lines create parallel rows of slots which join a length of elastic material to a backing material, thus providing readily accessible storage for standard golf tees, in addition to housing a ring accessory assembly which is attached to a male coupling on the lower back side of the device which may be utilized for storage of any number of available accessories which would otherwise attach to a ring or a loop provided on a golf bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: James B. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20140087897
    Abstract: A safety lawn dart game including safety lawn darts, a caddy and targets. The lawn dart includes an elongated shaft, a plurality of flights extending outwardly from the shaft and a head assembly having a weighted, spring biased head portion. The target may include a target hoop or electronic target. The caddy carries and stores the safety darts and targets in a convenient manner to keep all of the game components together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Nally
  • Patent number: 8668083
    Abstract: A flexible storage device is particularly well suited for use in dugouts, for holding equipment used in sports, such as baseball and softball is disclosed. An example of the device includes central pocket between front and back surfaces to use for storage, or for use in decorating. The device is flexible to allow it to be rolled up for quick and simple transport, and includes an elastic device for retaining bats. Additionally an arrangement that allows weight balance of items being held, bats on the sides, helmet, mitt and sunglasses pocket in center, which obviates the need for rigid structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventors: John Meil, LeeAnn Staples, Herbert Riehl
  • Patent number: 8668148
    Abstract: The invention generally pertains to a chip tray for storing casino currency. By way of example, one chip tray is a dual chip tray having a lower housing assembly having an interior configured for receiving at least one removable chip tray for holding gaming currency. A top tray sub assembly is hinged relative to the lower housing assembly to pivot between a closed position and an open position. A chip tray lid is provided to cover the lower housing assembly in a covered position. In another example, RFID antennas are positioned within the lower housing assembly and the top tray sub assembly. The RFID antennas are configured to read and communicate with RFID-enabled gaming currency in the lower housing assembly and the top tray sub assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Gaming Partners International Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory S. Gronau, Emmanuel Gelinotte, Francisco Javier Moreno, Justin Woodard