For Pocket Or Personal Use Patents (Class 206/37)
  • Patent number: 10667589
    Abstract: Protective cases and case systems for a mobile device are disclosed. The cases include a multi component structure that defines a compartment that is dimensioned to receive a mobile device and includes one or more shock absorber elements embedded within its side walls. The multi-component construct may be configured as a standalone case or sleeve that reversibly fits within another external component or shell. The shock absorber element may be formed in multiple segments and may be formed of a softer material than adjacent regions of the case and co-molded into a channel in a supporting wall component that is formed of a more rigid material. The shock absorber component may have one or more channels formed in its outer surface and may extend internally into the device compartment to form relatively soft corner pads or cushions. When a shell is employed additional level of protection to the mobile device may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Peter Tu
  • Patent number: 10647493
    Abstract: A multi-part packaging including at least two packaging sleeves and a sealing film that seals a connection joint between the packaging sleeves is disclosed. One of the two packaging sleeves includes an end region having a reduced diameter that can be inserted into an accommodation region of the other packaging sleeve forming the connection joint that runs in the circumference direction which can be sealed in an air-tight manner by means of the sealing film that is wound onto the connection joint in the circumference direction and sealed thereon. Edges of the sealing film overlap in a coverage region that runs parallel to a longitudinal axis of the packaging sleeves in the axial direction, wherein a first overlap edge conforms to a starting edge of a second overlap edge to form the air-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ROESLER IP GMBH
    Inventor: Thiemo Roesler
  • Patent number: 10617187
    Abstract: An improved mobile device case with an embedded card holder is provided. The mobile device case may include a card slot recessed into the back of the case and fitted for insertion of a card, such as a credit card. A flexural binder formed from opposite-facing surfaces molded as part of the case flexes the card widthwise and lengthwise such that the forces resisting flexure exerted by the flexed card hold the card in place. One opposite-facing surface, a retainer, may be connected to non-recessed areas of the back of the case that extends over the recessed slot. Another opposite-facing surface is a raised edge on the recessed surface of the interior back of the case bordering both sides and the rear of the recessed slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jacob James Marvin, Thomas Kirk Marvin, Matthew Laurence Arksey, Scott Robert Leatham
  • Patent number: 10603784
    Abstract: A case for accommodating tools or small parts includes a main body, having a lid, which is articulated in a pivotable manner on the main body, and a holder for documents and/or small parts, which is fastened on an inner side of the lid. The case is configured such that an inner side of the lid is provided with a plurality of first fastening devices, which are designed to match second fastening devices on the holder, wherein the first and second fastening devices are designed, and arranged, such that the holder can be secured in at least two different positions on the inner side of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Würth International AG.
    Inventors: Felix Timm, Johannes Starke, Daniel Kraus, Simon Koch, Wolfgang Hohl
  • Patent number: 10582811
    Abstract: A container used to hold and transport items that get wet during use such as bar soap, razors, toothbrushes and clothing. Ducts in the container allow drier air from outside the container to mix with moist air inside the container to aid in the drying process. The ducts protrude into the container such that the openings in the ducts are presented above the level of any liquid dripping from the wet items regardless of the container's orientation. Thus, retaining the relatively small amount of liquid droplets and providing ventilation for drying. An embodiment can also arrange the position of the ducts to aid in the retention of the contained items to limit the movement of contents during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Terrell Kirtpatrick Teague
  • Patent number: 10487539
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a key housing, in particular for a motor vehicle key, comprising: —a key (1) comprising an insert (5) and a key head (3) secured to said insert (5), —a housing (7) comprising an insert housing (9) that is longitudinal in shape, intended to receive an insert (5), and a receiving space (70), said key head (3) forming a cover closing the housing (7) at said receiving space (70), and —complementary reversible securing means carried by the housing (7) and by the key (1), allowing said key (1) to be locked onto and unlocked from the housing (7), the housing (7) comprising at least one elastic absorption means (11, 11?) in contact with the key (1) in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO COMFORT AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Delande, Stéphane Korzack, Marc David
  • Patent number: 10395567
    Abstract: A traffic sign cover including a planar member having a first and second side and shaped to be place on a side of an existing sign. Holding members project from the sides of the planar member and optionally along a portion of the outer edges. The holding member and first side form a first slot therebetween for receiving and retaining the existing sign. The second holding member and second side form a second slot therebetween for receiving and retaining a temporary sign. The planar member is slideable upon the existing sign until a top receiving feature contacts a top edge of the existing sign, overlaying a side of the existing sign with the planar member. The temporary sign is slideable upon the planar member until a bottom edge contacts a bottom receiving feature of the planar member, overlaying and covering a side of the planar member with a temporary sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Michael R. Harter
  • Patent number: 10380908
    Abstract: A writing aid which may be used to promote better form for the hand for the user. It may be used to teach young persons or individuals with disabilities who are first learning to write, and may also be used to provide comfort and better ergonomics to individuals who must write frequently. The writing aid is designed to be compatible with different writing apparatuses with carrying thicknesses, ranging from relatively thin pencil crayons to relatively thick markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Makers Inc.
    Inventor: Julielynn Yee-Ching Wong
  • Patent number: 10299556
    Abstract: A portable elongated object holder including an obround casing and a plurality of elastically deflectable bristles continuously disposed on an interior surface of the casing. Each of an upper slotted rail and a lower slotted rail of a pair of slotted rails is disposed on the casing. A mounting clip has a clip portion and a bridge portion attached to each of the clip portion and a back surface of a mounting unit. The clip portion of the mounting clip has a pair of squeezable mounting tabs extended outwardly beyond a left surface of the mounting unit. The clip portion of the mounting clip is selectively slidably engageable within the pair of slotted rails. A securing mechanism selectively secures the mounting unit to an immovable surface. At least one of an elongated object is removably securable within the plurality of bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Emmanuelle Reyes
  • Patent number: 10273039
    Abstract: A merchandise storage container includes a tray slidable into and out of an outer sleeve with both formed as rigid set up boxes. The tray slides from a retracted position wherein it is disposed within and protected by an outer sleeve to an extended position with respect to an outer sleeve wherein the merchandise holder is accessible. The tray configuration provides for essentially full extension of the holder from the sleeve while preventing the tray from being readily separated from the sleeve. The merchandise holder is carried by or formed from a portion of the tray. The rear wall of the rigid set up box tray functions to lock the tray within the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Wynalda Litho, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Longberg
  • Patent number: 10179676
    Abstract: A dispenser with self-closing cap allows opening of said cap, dispensing of contents from said dispenser and closing of said cap using only one hand. In the first embodiment, said dispenser comprises a cap, tube, base and elastic cord internally disposed between said cap and said base. In a second embodiment said dispenser incorporates a D-ring attachment into the dispenser of the first embodiment. Multiple dispensers of the first embodiment can be transported and stored on one's person in a caddy with integral matching boreholes to receive said dispensers. Multiple dispensers of the second embodiment can be grouped on a split ring much as keys on a keyring. In a third embodiment the cap of said dispenser incorporates an O-ring which guards the contents of said container against moisture or allows the storage and dispensing of gels, creams or other viscous fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: William Hagan Taylor
  • Patent number: 10094152
    Abstract: A dehydrator is disclosed that includes a cavity, door and positioning mechanism. The cavity is defined by multiple walls and has an open front that the door covers. The door is movable between a closed position and a fully open position, and the positioning mechanism can stop and maintain the door at any partially open position in between. The positioning mechanism can be part of a door handle that can be used to move the door with one hand. The positioning mechanism can use magnets and the door tracks can be magnetic to hold the door at any desired position. The positioning mechanism can be movable between an engaged position where the magnets are connected to the door tracks, and a disengaged position where they are not connected. The dehydrator handle can include a hinge that moves the positioning mechanism between the engaged and disengaged positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LEM PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION LLC
    Inventor: Victor Akinbobola
  • Patent number: 10074002
    Abstract: In one aspect, a fingerprint sensor chip includes an array of senor pixels. At least one of the sensor pixels is designated as a reference sensor pixel and remaining sensor pixels in the array are designated to contribute to fingerprint data, The sensor chip includes a signal processing unit including amplifier circuitry to cancel out baseline signals from output signals of remaining sensor pixels based at least on an output signal of the reference sensor pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Pi, Mengta Yang
  • Patent number: 10022022
    Abstract: A genitalia washing assembly includes a container that may contain a liquid detergent. The container has an aperture extending therethrough. The aperture may insertably receive male genitalia thereby facilitating the liquid detergent to wash the male genitalia. A lid is removably coupled to the container. The lid frictionally engages the lip such that the lid closes the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Tomas Del Rio
  • Patent number: 10016037
    Abstract: A protective case for a credit card has the shape of a flat envelope and forms two parallel walls between which a space is formed, intended for accommodating the card to be protected. The protective case includes at least two parts. Each part forms one of the two parallel walls, and one of the at least two parts is mounted sliding in the other, and is shaped to accommodate and hold the card. There is a housing into which a card can slide. The housing includes laterally a reversible means for holding the card, in order to secure same, and has an opening by which the card can be extracted by sliding, after sliding the part containing the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Fabien Broly
  • Patent number: 9930947
    Abstract: A three sectioned payment card enclosure includes a flap that is partially cut out from one of the sections. The flap includes an attachment portion with an adhesive for securing payment cards thereto. The flap is displaced from the surrounding section of the payment card enclosure such that when the recipient opens the card, the payment card resides above and away from the surface of the surrounding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Alfred Liguori, Billy Ray Fox, Jason Allen Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9934459
    Abstract: A transponder includes an inlet including an antenna sheet, which includes an antenna coil on a flexible first base material, and an IC module connected to the antenna coil, and a second base material, which has an opening for exposing at least a part of the IC module and is bonded to the inlet; a sealing material having electrical insulation is provided between the IC module and an inside face of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junsuke Tanaka, Akihisa Yamamoto, Makoto Maehira, Yoshiyuki Mizuguchi
  • Patent number: 9921550
    Abstract: A collapsible chess clock including four interconnected generally planar panels that are operable to be erected into opposing player, digital time information centers wherein two of the panels reflect a player time decrement pause capacity upon completion of a player move and an on the clock position of an opposing player and two the panels reflect each player's time remaining to forfeiture of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: William Holden
  • Patent number: 9907375
    Abstract: An improved electromagnetic shielding card case comprising a front panel hingedly connected to a U-shaped member and a base member which sandwich an electromagnetic shielding member between them. A card slot is defined on its top by U-shaped member, its bottom by the shielding member, and its left, right and rear sides by a continuous inner wall extending downwards from the U-shaped member, whereby cards are able to be slidably inserted and removed at the front end of the case and shields cards inside the slot from RFID scanning. A resilient means frictionally engages the edges of cards in the slot so a user can shuffle through cards without any falling out, and allows the topmost card to be pushed forward and easily inserted into a chip and pin card reader. A soft rubber strap affixed to the back of the base member allows paper currency to be held securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Michael William Kitchen
  • Patent number: 9901151
    Abstract: An improved mobile device case with an embedded card holder is provided. The mobile device case may include a card slot recessed into the back of the case and fitted for insertion of a card, such as a credit card. A flexural binder formed from opposite-facing surfaces molded as part of the case flexes the card widthwise and lengthwise such that the forces resisting flexure exerted by the flexed card hold the card in place. One opposite-facing surface, a retainer, may be connected to non-recessed areas of the back of the case that extends over the recessed slot. Another opposite-facing surface is a raised edge on the recessed surface of the interior back of the case bordering both sides and the rear of the recessed slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jacob James Marvin, Thomas Kirk Marvin, Matthew Laurence Arksey, Scott Robert Leatham
  • Patent number: 9802110
    Abstract: A skateboard truck mountable to a deck of a skateboard, the truck comprising a base plate including a storage cavity formed within the base plate for removably accommodating a storage drawer for storing small items. The storage cavity is arranged facing away from the skateboard deck when the truck is mounted onto the deck. The base plate can include a biasing member disposed at a distal end for propelling the storage drawer outwards from the storage cavity. The storage drawer can include a latch adapted to releasably engage with a drawer retention feature provided within the storage cavity, thus preventing the storage drawer from sliding out of the storage cavity. A release pin is provided within the base plate for releasably engaging the latch to dislodge the latch from the retention feature allowing the storage drawer to slide out from the storage cavity to gain access to the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: David Miller
  • Patent number: 9758232
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting components in a vehicle body structure, and especially for interconnecting fiber-reinforced composite components in a fuselage structure of an aircraft. The system includes a first adapter member, a second adapter member and a connector member. The first adapter member has a first mating portion configured to substantially conform with a profile of a first component of the structure in more than one plane. A first attachment portion is connected to the first mating portion. The second adapter member has a second mating portion configured to substantially conform with a profile of a second component of the structure in more than one plane. A second attachment portion is connected to the second mating portion. The connector member securely interconnects the first and second attachment portions of the first and second adapter members. A related method of interconnecting components in a vehicle body structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Memis Tiryaki, Ulrich Bieling
  • Patent number: 9743732
    Abstract: A case is provided having a hingedly attached lid and at least one (1) base bracket affixed thereto. A securing mounting bracket is capable of joining to an individual base bracket via a fastening means. Each base bracket and mounting bracket create a passageway to accommodate operatively attaching the case to a support structure. A user then has safety eyeglasses stored with the tool for immediate disposal and access. A means to secure safety earplugs within the case also exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: John T. Busby
  • Patent number: 9712202
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a multi-functional mobile phone protection case and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FAR EAST TOOLING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shiyou Bao
  • Patent number: 9668937
    Abstract: A package includes a container having an open end and a closed end, and a slider slidably mounted within the container. A releasable locking feature is provided at a side of the package, which comprises a pair of locking edges, one associated with a sidewall of each of the slider and container respectively, and a release area for releasing a locking abutment between the locking edges. The release area is provided in the sidewall of the container having the locking edge, and the locking edge of the slider comprises two or more plies of a material used to provide the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Carol Lynn Hammond, Nigel Davis
  • Patent number: 9549600
    Abstract: Folding, flat storable box including a foldable inner container, formed by a first longitudinal band closed on itself and forming a first deformable prism unfoldable between a flat position and a deployed position, and secured to a second transverse band secured, on a base, to a third longitudinal band deformable between a flat position and a folded position where the third band closed on itself surrounds the inner container which can be folded over, when the inner container is in a deployed and folded down position, in abutment on the main base, where the base includes at least one projecting indexing element for holding the inner container in a single particular deployed position of the first prism on the base, when the inner container is in the position folded over onto the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Tissot S.A.
    Inventors: Charline Juillet, Benjamin Bouhan
  • Patent number: 9451797
    Abstract: The hygienic sports glove includes a palm surface, an opposing back surface, and a strap configured for securing the glove onto a person's wrist. The glove further includes a first built-in pocket positioned on the back surface of the glove for storing a towel and/or tissues therein. A second built-in pocket is positioned adjacent the first built-in pocket of the glove. A perfume container, such as a spray-type perfume container, is positioned within the second built-in pocket. The container has a spray tube positioned in fluid communication with the first built-in pocket and a refill tube configured for receiving perfume from another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Reham Ashkanani
  • Patent number: 9433264
    Abstract: A versatile jewelry includes a semi-rigid or rigid main body defining groove about the outer periphery. The groove has a varying depth along its length and defines a cross section including a flat bottom portion and a pair of flat upstanding sidewalls. The main body has a semi-elliptical profile and defines first and second opposing end portions with a clearance therebetween. At least one hair accessory having an elasticity is adapted to be disposed in the groove and span the periphery of the main body and the clearance. The main body has a rigidity arranged to distribute pressure from the at least one hair accessory away from the wrist and the elasticity of the at least one hair accessory is arranged to force the at least one hair accessory against the bottom portion of the groove and the sidewalls restrict lateral movement of it within the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Shireen Maria Thor
  • Patent number: 9430727
    Abstract: A data storage device serving as a portable card, magnetically encodeable card, or a magnetic credit card is shown. The data storage device includes a substrate having at least one surface. A high density, magnetically coercive material layer is disposed on or is deposited on the substrate for storing magnetic signals. The magnetically coercive material may have an axis of magnetization that is oriented in a predetermined direction relative to the at least one surface of the substrate. A layer of non-magnetically material is disposed on the substrate for defining an exchange break layer. A relatively hard, abradeable protective coating is formed on the magnetic material layer and has a thickness between a maximum thickness that materially attenuates magnetic signals passing between the magnetic material layer and a transducer and a minimum thickness enabling the protective coating to be abraded by usage in an ambient natural atmosphere operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: UltraCard, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Mann, Bert D. Cook, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9392854
    Abstract: A protective case can be used with a mobile device having front and back surfaces and side surfaces extending between the front and back surfaces, including a top side, a bottom side, a right side, and a left side, the mobile device having a screen on the front surface. The protective case can include a shell configured to engage and substantially surround at least three of the surfaces of the mobile device and preferably all or nearly all surfaces of the mobile device while still capable of allowing the user to functionally interact with biometric sensor (such as a fingerprint sensor) and/or not interfere with the intended functionality of the proximity sensors of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Timothy Alan Hemesath, Kitty Yu-Ling Yung, Carlos Del Toro
  • Patent number: 9364073
    Abstract: A survival pad that contains a variety of survival tools, but can, in itself, be used for a variety of survival implements. Survival items are imbedded in an insulating pad that is designed to slide into a daypack, backpack or vehicle survival kit. The invention is designed for everyday field use as well as unplanned emergencies. The pad can store items such as a rescue marker, light, whistle, pill pack, tape, flint, can opener, fire brick, compass, survey tape, candies, poncho lighter, sunscreen and/or a mirror. The pad can be used as a waterproof field “note pad”. It can also be used to build fires, fan fires, and collect food. The pad can be easily converted to a sun/rain hat or used as a body insulator, seat, or fishing float, or emergency signal, or as an emergency splint, or hiker knee brace or large game foot snare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Brian K. Horner
  • Patent number: 9357826
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solid cosmetic product consisting of a substantially anhydrous, compact cosmetic powder comprising, as essential ingredients, one or more thermoreversible polysaccharides, one or more humectants, one or more emollients and a powder phase, and also optionally conventional cosmetic ingredients. The present invention further provides a process for obtaining such a solid, compact powder cosmetic product, which comprises the steps of making an aqueous paste using the essential ingredients and optionally conventional cosmetic ingredients, allowing the paste to solidify, and then subjecting the solidified paste to a heat treatment for removing water from the solidified paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: COLOR COSMETICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Grazia Anna Caprarotta, Marina Guanziroli
  • Patent number: 9339094
    Abstract: A credit card holder having at least one internal slot for holding a credit card, the internal slot having opposed front and rear plates set at a distance approximately the thickness of a credit card, and also having fixed opposed side guides having credit card side guide surfaces set at a distance from each other of approximately the width of a credit card. A credit card push slide is positioned along an internal width of the slot for engaging the top of a credit card, the slide having opposed credit card slide guide surfaces in alignment with the guide surfaces of the fixed side guides. The slot and the push slide have stop surfaces which cooperate to prevent the slide from completely pushing the card out of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Spectre Wallets
    Inventors: Jeremiah Alexander Tucker-Skow, James Robert Stumpf
  • Patent number: 9331326
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells including an electrode portion; a holder case accommodating the plurality of battery cells; and a printed circuit module (PCM) mounted to an outer surface of the holder case, the holder case including a fastening portion fixing the PCM to the holder case, the fastening portion being at a region of the holder case corresponding to an edge portion of the PCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Han-Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 9215911
    Abstract: A belt buckle with a storage compartment uses a typical box frame buckle architecture with a storage compartment hingedly attached to a back side of the box frame on a side opposite a grab bar of the box frame. The storage compartment articulates between a closed position against the box frame and an open position. In the closed position, a pin is removably received within a receiver in order to secure the compartment in the closed position. When the storage compartment is in the closed position, pivot posts that hold the grab bar are within the storage compartment and the grab bar partially overlays an open side of the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher W. Carnley
  • Publication number: 20150060309
    Abstract: A durable, accessory cover assembly for a computing device, such as a cellular phone or a tablet computer. The accessory cover includes a frame, a first covering portion, and a second covering portion. The first covering can be composed of a wear-resistant material, such as leather; whereas, the second covering can be composed of a pliable particulate-absorbing material, such as microfiber. The first covering can be configured to seamlessly cover an external bottom surface of the frame, four external lateral surfaces of the frame, and four internal later surfaces of the frame, as well as an overlap region of an internal top surface of the frame. The second covering can be configured cover a majority of the surface area of the internal top surface of the frame, where it abuts the first covering along an annular region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jared A. SARTEE, Matthew Dean ROHRBACH, Adam K. ESCHNER, Julio C. QUINTERO, Harry W. SMITH, IV
  • Publication number: 20150041244
    Abstract: A tablet holder includes a holding frame and fasteners at corner regions of the holding frame by which a variety of tablets of differing size can be secured to the holding frame. The fasteners include straps for passing over the corner regions of the tablet. A number of selectable anchor points are provided at the holding frame corner regions from which the straps can extend, each being selectable depending on the dimensions of the tablet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Rackel Industries Limited
    Inventor: Raymond Hoi-Yan Kam
  • Publication number: 20150041340
    Abstract: A protective jacket or sleeve for data storage cards. The jacket includes a planar body having an open side edge leading into an interior space for accommodating and protecting a data storage card, such as a debit or credit card. The jacket is constructed from a flexible, clear or transparent non-ferromagnetic or non-magnetically attractive sheet of material configured to allow passage/transmission of magnetic signals from the data storage card to a data storage card reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tristan Greenwalt, Angela Greenwalt
  • Patent number: 8950639
    Abstract: A pencil or pen holder pocket liner having a replaceable main body that is impervious to ink and is fitted with a customizable front portion that hangs outside the pocket and joins with the replaceable pocket liner by means of a slide tab that inserts into a slot in the replaceable pocket liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sandra B Moss
  • Publication number: 20150014188
    Abstract: Provided a case having interchangeable parts that are coupled together to provide a protective casing for an electronic device, such as a smartphone. The case parts may comprise a first rim, a second rim and a material, such as a flexible material, to extend across a surface of the portable electronic device. The first rim includes one or more protrusions to extend through corresponding one or more openings of the material to extend the material across at least a side portion of the first rim between the first rim and the second rim. In further embodiments, the material may comprise a flexible material may be formed of a composite material comprising at least one mesh material and an additional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Sam PYO, Hong Lip YOW
  • Publication number: 20150014189
    Abstract: Provided are case assemblies and locators and apparatuses for the protection and ready location of handheld electronic devices and other objects. The apparatus includes a case assembly and a locator. The case assembly includes a case for housing a handheld electronic device, a mounting device for moving the handheld electronic device between different positions with respect to the case, and a connector for engaging the case with the locator. The locator is configured for removably hanging on an edge of a purse, backpack, briefcase or bag. The locator includes a means for selectively engaging the connector of the case assembly and/or other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Sandra Stein
  • Publication number: 20150008146
    Abstract: Hold My Electronic Tablet accessory provides people with a convenient way to manage their electronic tablet or other device, hands-free. The accessory can be used standing, walking, sitting, or lying down. A person could comfortably use the electronic tablet in bed with secure positioning. The electronic tablet holder would prevent hand and wrist strain and/or cramps from prolonged grasping of the edges. While using the accessory, it would be easier to access the touch screen. The best position for viewing could be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Harvey Nash
  • Publication number: 20150001104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a case having a shock absorbing structure for an electronic device which includes a protective shell, a side enclosure frame, and a shock absorbing block. The shock absorbing block is constructed to have a plurality of recesses formed on the side wall of the protective shell such that adjacent recesses are separated by a partition. The recesses are rectangular and the plurality of recesses has a continuous unitary construction along lower part of the four sides of the protective shell. In addition, the side enclosure frame includes an upper protrusion and a lower protrusion, formed on an inner-facing surface of the side enclosure frame. The side wall of the protective shell includes an upper cavity and a lower cavity. The upper protrusion fits within the upper cavity and the lower protrusion fits within the lower cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Dae-Young KIM
  • Patent number: 8919629
    Abstract: A belt mountable tool lanyard device includes an enclosure having diametrically opposed first and second openings, a plurality of internal dividers within the enclosure forming a plurality of lanyard device chambers wherein each chamber has at least one chamber opening that faces in the same direction as one of the first and second openings and wherein at least one of the plurality of chambers has a second chamber opening diametrically opposed to the one chamber opening forming a belt receiving loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Publication number: 20140360893
    Abstract: A protective case and mounting system for a handheld electronic device is provided. The protective case can include a removable mounting system comprised of an interlocking member and a plurality of mounting bases. The protective case may further include a non-slip member to prevent the device from slipping on a surface and a magnet for attaching the device to a magnetic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: ROKFORM LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Whitten, Bernhard Leitner, Craig Erion
  • Publication number: 20140360892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective case, in particular a waterproof case for electronic device. The waterproof case comprises a front cover, a back cover, a first sealing plug and a second sealing plug, wherein the front cover is provided with a transparent sheet, a frame and a bottom wrap, and the back cover at least has an open end and a blind end. The good sealing and waterproof performance for the case can be achieved by the close fit between the waterproof strip and groove disposed at both sides' edges of the back cover and the front cover, and the outer locking shell. Moreover, the back cover, the front cover and the outer locking shell can be made of inexpensive material that makes the present invention easy to be manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Nathan Lin
  • Publication number: 20140353178
    Abstract: A waterproof case for an electronic device is provided. The waterproof case includes: a body; a door coupled to the body, and opening and closing the body while pivotally rotating; an elastic member disposed in the body and applying elastic force to the electronic device; and a double locking unit which locks the door twice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: JUSTIN CHIWON KIM
  • Publication number: 20140353179
    Abstract: A waterproof case for an electronic device is provided. The waterproof case includes: a body; a door coupled to the body, and opening and closing the body while pivotally rotating; an elastic member disposed in the body and applying elastic force to the electronic device; and a double locking unit which locks the door twice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Justin Chiwon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140339104
    Abstract: A waterproof protective case can include a front portion with a cavity configured to receive a personal electronic device and a back portion configured to attach to the front portion to form the protective case. The back portion can include an overmolded gasket or a form-in-place gasket extending around a perimeter of the back portion. The front portion can include a mating surface extending around a perimeter of the cavity. The mating surface of the front portion can be configured to seal against a flexible sealing surface of the gasket when the back portion is attached to the front portion to provide a liquid-tight seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Cameron D. Magness
  • Publication number: 20140332417
    Abstract: A protective case can include a removable screen protector that is reusable and easily interchangeable by hand. In one example, the protective case can be part of a kit that includes a plurality of removable screen protectors, and the removable screen protectors can each have special attributes that allow a user to quickly and easily modify the attributes of the protective case by simply exchanging a first removable screen protector with a second removable screen protector. In this way, the user can quickly and easily modify the attributes of the protective case to better align with practical considerations of the user's environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: OTTER PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Wicks, Carlton R. Lay, William L. DeMarco, James M. Hendrix, Jamie L. Johnson