For Pocket Or Personal Use Patents (Class 206/38)
  • Patent number: 11178947
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a wallet comprising an open-sided shell, a flexible member coupled to the open-sided shell, and an elastic band coupled to the flexible member. The flexible member may comprise an internal surface and an external surface located opposite the internal surface. In some embodiments, the open-sided shell is coupled to the internal surface. The wallet may be configured to move between open, closed, and clamshell positions. In the clamshell position, the elastic band may be configured to wrap around an external surface of the flexible member, thereby holding the wallet shut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dango Products, LLC
    Inventors: Thuan Tran, Charlie Carroll, Binh Tran
  • Patent number: 11140254
    Abstract: Smart device supports have a frame defining a major plane and configured to connect to a smartphone, a pair of spaced-apart vent support elements each defining a louver gap configured to removably connect to a vehicle ventilation louver, the spaced-apart vent support elements being pivotally movable between a stowed position parallel to the major plane and an extended position away from the major plane, and a second support element between the spaced-apart vent support elements and movable between a stowed position parallel to the major plane and an extended position away from the major plane. The spaced-apart vent support elements may each include a pair of extending protrusions defining a louver gap. At least one of the extending protrusions may define a hook at a free end. The spaced-apart vent support elements may pivot on a vent support axis. The second support element may pivot on a second support axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TRIP TECH, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Allen Hogue
  • Patent number: 10640901
    Abstract: A portable sewing tool kit, wherein the main features include: a substrate with an inner face and a back face, wherein the inner face is provided with first and second pages which can selectively folded, closed or opened mutually; a foldable cutting mat is mounted in the first page of the substrate and has at least two cutting faces and a fold line disposed between each adjacent cutting face, the folded line is optionally folded between the adjacent cutting faces to reduce the storage area; a detachable ironing mat is arranged at the second page of the substrate in a detachable form and has a core board, a cotton layer covering the outer part of the core board and a cotton cloth surface layer covering the outer part of the cotton layer, wherein at least one ironing surface is formed on the outer part of the cotton cloth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Chi-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10597194
    Abstract: A seed container and shell receptacle for separately storing fresh and used seeds. The seed container and shell receptacle includes an outer container having at least one sidewall, an open upper end, and a removably securable base defining an interior outer volume. An inner container having at least one sidewall, an open top end, and an open bottom end nests within the outer container such that the base of the outer container acts as the inner container's base defining an interior inner volume. A lid is removably securable to the open upper end of the outer container and includes a first and second aperture giving access to the interior outer volume and interior inner volume, respectively. The first and second apertures can be sealed by a first and second sealing mechanism respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Paden Little, Jennifer Little
  • Patent number: 10511342
    Abstract: Provided is a cell phone case capable of storing a card, and more particularly, a cell phone case which can open/close a card storing space by using and semi-automatically sliding elastic slide hooks, and is configured such that a case main body, a card storage part, and an opening/closing cover can all be decoupled/coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ISPEAKER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Suk Chung
  • Patent number: 10495834
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes devices and systems for optical fiber management. One embodiment includes a device comprising an integrated separation surface separating an upper level of storage and a lower level of storage and an integrated adapter plate comprising a number of optical connectors and arranged at a first angle with respect to a floor of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Joshua J. Povlitzki, Walter E. Power, II
  • Patent number: 10315820
    Abstract: A package is configured to hold an information carrying card. The package includes a first panel connected to a second panel via a first fold line. The first panel includes a first opening. A third panel is connected to the second panel via a second fold line, the third panel includes a second opening. In a state where the first panel has been folded to overlap the second panel via the first fold line and the second panel has been folded to overlap the third panel via the second fold line, the first opening at least partially overlaps the second opening. The package may include a card on which data is stored. The data is exposed through the first and second opening to an environment outside the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC.
    Inventor: Dennis Roy Smith
  • Patent number: 10271447
    Abstract: A card holding device and an electronic device having the same are provided. The card holding device of an electronic device includes a tray body having a card receiving portion that can receive at least one card, and a card elastic pressing portion configured to prevent movement of a card inserted and received in the card receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Manki Choi, Jaeryong Han, Minsoo Kim, Jinwan An, Jiwoo Lee, Heedong Lee
  • Patent number: 10259695
    Abstract: Integrated utility devices are disclosed having a myriad of synergistic features. A body having an internal storage cavity may be sealed by a cap comprising a self-contained flashlight assembly. Also, hook attached to the body may serve dual purposes of providing a bracing surface for a bottle opener and a hook portion for a gated carrying clip for the body having internal storage cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Pontano, Graeme Esarey, Brendan Lake, Karrol Siasico
  • Patent number: 10207855
    Abstract: The present invention is a arrowhead novelty caddy. The present invention provides a effective storage of items and a method for attachment(s). In particular, the present invention can be pinned to caps, hats, backpacks, or just about anything that comes to mind; and, the present invention can be placed and held on a magnetically metal surface, such as a refrigerator or in areas where there is a magnetic metal surface. In particular, the present invention provides a user easy access to items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Juanita Treadwell
  • Patent number: 10117485
    Abstract: A receptacle providing secure protection for its contents and comprising a housing with an opening, and a cover member pivotably attached to the housing to move between a closed position and an opened position. In the closed position, a locking mechanism may lock the housing and cover into engagement. In the open position, convenient access is provided to the interior of the housing and the contents. The cover member may be equipped with a retaining member for wrapping wires or cables in an organized fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt Solland, Debora Monzelowsky
  • Patent number: 10085581
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a phylactery, the method including providing an initial stage phylactery workpiece formed of animal skin, cutting the initial stage phylactery workpiece to define a second stage phylactery workpiece, the cutting including forming at least outline cut lines, interior cut lines and incised lines, and folding the second stage phylactery workpiece along at least some of the incised lines to define the phylactery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Noah Jeremiah Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9975692
    Abstract: A package for an electronic device is disclosed. The package includes a first layer of compressed natural fibers defining an aperture and a second layer of compressed natural fibers disposed adjacent to the first layer of compressed natural fibers. The aperture is configured to receive a portion of the electronic device. The second layer of compressed natural fibers has a flap partially covering the aperture defined by the first layer of compressed natural fibers. The first and second layers of compressed natural fibers are bonded to each other by high-frequency welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Bowman Pincus, Lorraine Y. Tang
  • Patent number: 9956736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for processing of waste and in particular processing involving a volumetric reduction of waste materials. There is an apparatus for processing waste material comprising a compaction compartment for receipt of waste material, the compaction compartment have a screw vane for processing waste material through the compaction compartment and a waste material outlet. In one aspect the apparatus comprises a heating zone including an arrangement for heating the waste material received from the waste outlet, the apparatus further comprising a cooling zone including a cooling arrangement for cooling the waste material received from the heating zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MASSMELT LIMITED
    Inventor: David Scheeres
  • Patent number: 9889776
    Abstract: Car seat reminder system providing a connection between the parent or child caregiver driver of an automobile and the infant or child in a car seat positioned on a seat behind the driver's seat in the automobile. The connection is provided by a connector, such as a string, cord, rope, cable, chain, thread, ribbon, or lacing material, having two ends, with one end connected to the car seat, and the other end connected to the key or other mechanism for starting or otherwise turning on the vehicle. The connector should be sufficiently long to reach between the car seat when it is in place on a seat behind the driver's seat, and the automobile ignition point where the vehicle is turned on or the ignition is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Christina L. Turnbo
  • Patent number: 9875432
    Abstract: A card holding member is able to be inserted into a card connector via a sealing portion of an outer member and able to hold a card. The holding member includes a card holding frame portion, a connecting base portion, and a movable connecting portion. The frame portion opposing side surfaces of the card. The base portion integrally connects to the frame portion. The movable portion mounts on the base portion in the insertion/ejection direction of the holding member. The base portion includes a first sealed portion which engages a first sealing portion of the sealing portion and formed on the outer peripheral surface of the base portion. The movable portion includes a pressure receiving portion which engages a pressure imparting portion of the sealing portion. The movable portion is biased towards the insertion direction and positioned relative to the outer member when the receiving portion engages the imparting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Nobumasa Motohashi, Akihiro Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 9849068
    Abstract: A pill, or like object, splitting apparatus includes a base having a bottom and continuous side walls defining an interior area. The side wall defines primary apertures. A cutting platform is situated in the interior area in a first horizontal plane defined by apertures, the cutting platform defining a bore extending horizontally between the primary apertures. Primary clamp members extends through respective primary apertures into the bore of the cutting platform. The clamp members engage with the pill to position and hold the pill/tablet stable during the cutting process. A plunger assembly having a compression plate and a blade is operatively coupled to the compression plate, the plunger selectively positioned in communication with the interior area via the open top of the base such that the blade severs the pill upon a downward pressure on the compression plate. The cutting portion is interchangeable with different configurations of blade/blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Francois Martin
  • Patent number: 9604489
    Abstract: A card enclosed unit has a card mount paper and a support mount paper adhered to each other. The card mount paper includes an upper paper and a lower paper. The card mount paper has a card. The card is separably enclosed in the card mount paper. The card is peelably adhered to support mount paper. A PIN code is indicated on the support mount paper side adhesion surface of the card, and a POS code is indicated on the support mount paper side adhesion surface of the card mount paper. The card mount paper has a hole such that the hole is facing the POS code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shogo Nakagawa, Norifumi Aizawa, Nobuyuki Saitou
  • Patent number: 9585378
    Abstract: A disposable single-use animal attractant dispensing device has a pouch formed by front and back panels joined along peripheral edges, which includes a pouch section for retaining an animal attractant and a single-use absorbent lure for absorbing the attractant. A first opening formed by un-joined portions of the panels is sealed together along with a portion of the lure to form a sealing section, forming a substantially impervious seal. A notch is provided to assist the user in rupturing the seal to separate the pouch and sealing sections and to expose the lure. A securement is provided for securing the pouch to a user, and may include a pouch connection member and a user connection member. An aperture disposed in the sealing section of the pouch receives a portion of the securement. A pocket on an outer surface of the pouch holds a portion of the securement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Barry Arlen Smith
  • Patent number: 9573742
    Abstract: A time capsule includes a housing having a floor and an upper side wall extending upwardly from the floor and a lower side wall extending downwardly from the floor. The floor and the at least one upper side wall together define an upper chamber. The floor and the at least one lower side wall together define a lower chamber. A bottom wall is fixedly attached to lower edges of the at least one lower side wall so as to block access to the lower chamber. A lid is coupled to upper edges of the at least one upper side wall, the lid movable between an open configuration allowing access to the upper chamber and a closed configuration blocking access to the upper chamber, the lid having a lock that holds the lid at the closed configuration until unlocked with a key situated in the lower chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Rudolf F. Schmid
  • Patent number: 9558640
    Abstract: A surveillance system comprising an electronic identity card holder 100 and corresponding identity card 170. The card holder 100 comprises a slot 150 for receiving an identity card 170. The slot 150 has a first side 150a and an opposing second side 150b. The first side 150a of the slot 150b comprising a viewing window 140 positioned to allow viewing of the second side 150b of slot 150. The card holder 100 also has a camera housed within the holder 100, and the camera has a camera aperture 196 provided on the second side 150b of the slot 150. The corresponding identity card 170 comprises an optically transparent region 175 that is configured to overlie the camera aperture 196 when the identity card 170 is received in the slot 150 of the holder 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Connexion2 Limited
    Inventor: Craig Swallow
  • Patent number: 9521889
    Abstract: A case a mobile device is provided comprising an outer cover and a shell sized to contain a mobile device. The outer cover can include a first member, a second member, and a flexible member. The shell can include a back panel and a protrusion extending along a perimeter of the back panel. The shell may be reversibly attached to the second member of the outer cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: INCIPIO, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Timothy A. Hemesath, Blake H. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9399263
    Abstract: A portable battery powered welder is disclosed that is configured to operate without an external power source. The portable battery powered welder may include a battery coupled to a welding circuit and a wire feeder. Further, the portable battery powered welder may include a suitcase to integrally support and completely enclose the welding circuit, the battery, and the wire feeder. The suitcase may include a lateral access door having a hinge and a latch. Additionally, the wire feeder and a wire spool may be disposed in a region accessible by the lateral access door. The suitcase may also include an access panel disposed over a region containing the battery. The access panel may be mounted to the case via a snap mount and/or secured via fasteners. Finally, the suitcase may include a top handle and may be made of a lightweight, impact resistant, and flame retardant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian S. Bashore, Darrell L. Sickels, Bernard J. Vogel, Caleb R. Krisher
  • Patent number: 9356641
    Abstract: A protective case includes a main housing and a cover. The main housing includes a wire arranging portion with a first frame, a second frame, and a third frame. The first frame and the second frame are diagonally positioned each other, and the third frame are positioned at one side of the second frame. The cover is detachable from the main housing for covering the wire arranging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Yan-Ling Gao
  • Patent number: 9237786
    Abstract: A mobile device and peripheral hardware case and holder comprises a panel section for attachment to the rear of peripheral hardware, such as a battery pack or amplifier. The panel member includes edges which slide in to rails of a mobile device case, which holds a mobile device, such as a cell phone or music player. The rails of the case include a stop for holding the panel section in an installed position, and a corresponding locking arrangement biases the holder in a locked position. When assembled, the holder preserves the connections of the mobile device and peripheral hardware in proximity to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy Val Kolton
  • Publication number: 20150144509
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention provides a device for housing both a portable electronic device and a medication delivery device, the device comprising: a body having: a first compartment for holding a portable electronic device; and a second compartment for holding a medication delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Bianca M. Viscusi, Carolyne Yue Guo
  • Patent number: 9027746
    Abstract: A case wallet for a handheld electronic device such as a cellphone includes a device casing, a wooden backing piece and a stretchable sleeve. The wooden backing piece and the stretchable sleeve are permanently adhered to a back wall of the device casing, such that the stretchable sleeve is capable of holding credit cards, folded currency or other personal items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Smith
  • Patent number: 9010535
    Abstract: A pillbox for a cellular phone having a port or socket is disclosed which includes a body portion for one or more pills, a closure portion for closing the body portion, and an attachment portion for insertion into the port or socket of the cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Walgreen Co.
    Inventors: Michael R. Wolf, Steven Gudenkauf
  • Patent number: 8997991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging unit comprising a container and hygroscopic or humidity softenable film-like materials. For this purpose, said film-like materials are stacked in the container and a separating material which is chemically inert and physically stable with respect thereto is arranged at time between said film-like materials. Each time, said separating material is brought into contact with two film-like materials and does not adheres or adheres less strongly to at least one film-like material that to the other film-like material. Said invention makes it possible to develop a packaging unit provided with a container which guarantees a reliable individual withdrawal of the hygroscopic film-like materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie Systeme AG
    Inventors: Bodo Asmussen, Markus Krumme
  • Patent number: 8991610
    Abstract: An individually packaged product is provided with a first individual package, a second individual package and an attaching part. The first individual package includes an absorbent article and a packaging sheet that packages the absorbent article. The second individual package includes a wipe and a packaging that protects the wipe. The attaching part attaches the second individual package to the first individual package such that the attaching strength of the attaching part for the second individual package is greater than the attaching strength of the attaching part for the first individual package, and at least a portion of the attaching part remains on the second individual package side after the second individual package has been removed from the first individual package. At least a portion of the attaching part has adhesiveness after the second individual package has been removed from the first individual package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kuroda, Ranida Konthieng
  • Patent number: 8959679
    Abstract: A beach blanket assembly facilitates comfortable relaxation while also providing secure storage of items. The assembly includes a sheet having a first face, a second face, and a perimeter edge extending around the first face and the second face. A pillow is coupled to the sheet and extends from the first face. A first pocket is coupled to the first face. An aperture extends through the first pocket wherein the first pocket is configured for holding a device therein. A wire may extend from the device through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Katie Everds, Robert P. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8950658
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a package assembly for containing consumable product. The package assembly includes a package housing defining a pair of product pockets connected by, and rotatable about, a perforated fold line. The package housing has a closed position wherein the pair of product pockets are substantially coplanar with one another and an open position wherein the pair of pockets lie in an adjacent overlapping tiered relation. The package housing is foldable at the perforated fold line to rotate the pair of pockets between the closed position and the open position and the pair of pockets are severable at the perforated fold line to disconnect the pair of pockets from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8950659
    Abstract: A package assembly (10) provides for enclosing an array of aligned products (14) in a package housing having a pair of product accommodating pockets (12) The pockets are disposed on opposite sides of a fold line (20) for foldable movement between a flat closed condition and a folded open condition for allowing dispensing of the products (14) from the pockets (12). The housing further includes an openable flap (22) disposed over the pockets in the flat condition for closing the pockets, wherein the flap (22) extends from one of the pockets and wherein the other of the pockets includes a slot (25) for receipt of a distal end (22a) of the flap (22) in the closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventor: Nevenka Markovic
  • Publication number: 20150034504
    Abstract: Human stimulation devices and an apparatus for concealing such stimulation devices are provided. A preferred embodiment of the present invention provides one or more human stimulation devices and includes an electrically operated first device, a second device that functions as a male stimulation device and a concealment device, and a third device that is functions as a second stimulation device. The second stimulation devices may be concealed within the second device and once the second stimulation device is concealed, the apparatus as a whole resembles the electronically operated first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jennifer Clayton
  • 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: 20140376763
    Abstract: A combination case includes a wallet portion and a removable storage portion and/or a removable face plate. The storage portion may store a first caddy configured for holding the earphone set and having a first keyed coupling. The storage portion may further be interchangeable with the removable face plate. In addition, the wallet portion may store a plurality of objects that are insertable when the storage portion and/or face plate are attached to the case portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Dean Stevinson
  • Patent number: 8910781
    Abstract: A container configured to hold one or more units of a product is provided. The container may comprise a lid and a base. The lid may comprise a top wall and one or more lid sidewalls extending to a lower lip. A sealing member may be provided at the top wall in a channel defined therein. The base may comprise a bottom wall and one or more base sidewalls extending to an upper lip. Protrusions may extend from the base sidewalls. The lid may be moveable with respect to the base between a decoupled configuration and a coupled configuration. In the coupled configuration, the upper lip of the base may contact the sealing member of the lid to seal shut a storage compartment defined in the base. Further, the lower lip may engage the protrusions to retain the lid in the coupled configuration. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jerry Wayne Pipes, Pankaj Patel, Melissa Ann Clark, Laya Katina Palmer Horton, William Travis Lintner
  • Patent number: 8869976
    Abstract: A storage case substantially in a shape of a hand-held whistle comprises two (2) halves hingedly connected to each other at a top portion. The case is provided with a storage unit located at a side surface of the case configured to hold a plurality of moistened wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas H. Smith
  • Patent number: 8863946
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sports container apparatus including a rigid tube or shell with opposing open ends. First and second opposing ends having a first end cap and a second end cap, respectively. The first and second end caps are radially fluted and operably attached to the rigid tube in a sealed manner. The sports container is operative for use as a golf bag or transport container and configured to balance stored articles such as golf clubs. The sports container configured to carry golf clubs or other items while being protected from an exposed environment where collisions with other hard surfaced items or the elements could cause damage. The device easily and safely mounts golf clubs or other items to a motorcycle, bicycle, ATV, or other vehicle without the use of brackets or other mounting devices while maintaining a balanced equilibrium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas E. Gillespie
  • Patent number: 8863793
    Abstract: The current invention comprises a mechanical enclosure capable of unifying a plurality of individual personal organization devices into one interchangeable platform. The apparatus maintains high spatial efficiency by use of materials and geometry allowing miscellaneous items to be carried in single compact space, while also allowing for convenient attachment and removal of modular elements for a variety of applications and uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Micah Black
  • Publication number: 20140305814
    Abstract: A case for eyeglasses provided with at least one integrated electrical or electronic device supplied by at least one rechargeable battery. The case incorporates a battery charger configured for charging the rechargeable battery when the eyeglasses are inserted in the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Paola Santarelli
  • Patent number: 8851386
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a portable electronic device and an article of manufacture. The article of manufacture includes a first mechanism for securing the article of manufacture to the portable electronic device. The article of manufacture also includes a second mechanism for defining a slot. The second mechanism is coupled to the first mechanism. The slot is shaped and sized to receive and securely hold a contactless integrated (IC) identification card. The card in question has no more than half of the planar extent defined for a standard ID-1 identification card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: MasterCard International Incorporated
    Inventor: Simon Phillips
  • Publication number: 20140262850
    Abstract: A mobile device and peripheral hardware case and holder comprises a panel section for attachment to the rear of peripheral hardware, such as a battery pack or amplifier. The panel member includes edges which slide in to rails of a mobile device case, which holds a mobile device, such as a cell phone or music player. The rails of the case include a stop for holding the panel section in an installed position, and a corresponding locking arrangement biases the holder in a locked position. When assembled, the holder preserves the connections of the mobile device and peripheral hardware in proximity to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Val Kolton
  • Publication number: 20140261541
    Abstract: A smart phone carrying case that is capable of cleaning and disinfecting a smart phone touch screen every time the phone is removed from the case is disclosed. The smart phone carrying case includes a pocket, inside of which is a cleaning and disinfecting pad, and further includes a flap that supports a drying pad. The touch screen can be cleaned by wiping it across the cleaning and disinfecting pad when the smart phone is removed from the pocket of the carrying case. The touch screen may then be wiped across the drying pad on the flap before the smart phone is operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Lawler
  • Publication number: 20140262851
    Abstract: Healthcare kits and care packs are provided. A pack (4000) can include a container (4001) and a branding sleeve (4002). The pack can include a pair of flaps (4200,4800) to close each end. The flaps can be prolate spheroid to define a concave end profile when closed and a convex profile when open. Alternatively, a pack (700) can include a base layer (100) and selectively detachable pouches (701,702). The base layer can selectively fold about the pouches to form a briefcase or suitcase appearance. A fastening extension (116) can selectively hold the base layer in the closed configuration, or can be used as a hanging loop to hang the pack in an open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah B. Adler, Susan Macinnes, Yayun Huang
  • Publication number: 20140231277
    Abstract: The present invention provides secure storage while at the same time providing useable access to the typical touch functions of a smart phone. By combining the use of materials that allow the smart phone touch screen to work while in a storage pocket and enabling the pocket to be securely closed on all sides when attached to a commercial product, the present invention provides fingertip access to all smart phone functionality while proving secure storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Ponski
  • Publication number: 20140202886
    Abstract: An attachment system includes a case having a bottom including at least two slots, a strap inserted into the at least two slots of the case, and at least one add-on piece attached to the strap. The strap includes an attachment means, and the at least one add-on piece may include interchangeable jewelry pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DAVID & YOUNG GROUP CORP.
    Inventor: Minsun KIM
  • Patent number: 8776418
    Abstract: A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. In some implementations, the case may feature a display window that, in combination with materials of the biometric monitoring device, may mask a display of the biometric monitoring device from view when the display is off and may allow the display to be seen when the display is displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Hans Berlinger, Keeline Burdick Wilcox, Michael Joseph Francisco, Andrew Cole Axley, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 8757376
    Abstract: A personal electronic device protective wallet covering. A main housing is dimensioned to fit securely and snugly around a personal electronic device. The main housing includes a window disposed on a front side of the housing allowing usable access to a front surface of a device disposed in the housing. A rear protective face at least partially covers a rear surface of the device disposed inside. A preferably externally accessible pocket is formed coextensively with the rear protective face, adapted to allow insertion and removal of cards or paper currency into and out of the pocket in the manner of a wallet. The window may be an absence of housing material, allowing direct user contact with the front of the device, or it may thin and transparent, allowing functional contact therethrough. The pocket may be formed between the housing and the device or between the housing and an additional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cardshark LLC
    Inventor: Kip Azzoni
  • Patent number: 8760857
    Abstract: An exemplary USB device includes a base including a body and a pair of arms extending from the body, a head rotatably positioned between the pair of arms, and a pair of wheels fixed to the head. When the base is gripped by a user and oriented at an oblique angle relative to an external surface, with the at least one wheel contacting the surface, and the base is moved by the user in a direction generally parallel to the surface, the head is capable of rotating relative to the base by reason of friction between the wheels and the surface, and the head is opened out from the base and is secured in position at a desired angle with respect to the base when the user ceases moving the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Lin, Tzu-Hsiu Hung