Key Case Patents (Class 206/38.1)
  • Patent number: 9546535
    Abstract: A packer plug includes a retractable latch having at least one radially compressible finger having threads on an exterior surface, and a housing operatively arranged to move the at least one radially compressible finger inwardly during longitudinal movement of the housing in an uphole direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Steven R. Hayter, Benjamin J. Farrar, Toby Lee Cochran
  • Patent number: 9404286
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for providing physical retention of a key or keys, such one or more vehicle keys or keys to a safe, and for providing an input feature, such as a breath or blood analysis device, and other features to prevent access to the keys until a suitable input is provided. For example, each key may be physically retained and prevented from being used until a breath, blood, or other sample input has been received that indicates a blood alcohol level is below a pre-determined limit, such as a legal limit for driving a vehicle. Various features then allow release of the key upon the legal limit being met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Stacy Joan Stevens
  • Patent number: 9241551
    Abstract: A protective case for a personal electronic device can include a compartment configured to receive and store an item such as, for example, a credit card, identification card, SIM card, memory card, keys, cosmetics, or cash. The compartment can be a waterproof compartment designed to protect the contents of the compartment from damage in situations where the protective case is exposed to liquids. In some examples, the compartment can include or be configured to receive and store cosmetics, cosmetic tools, or a mirror, and can eliminate the need to carry a separate compact. In some examples, the compartment can include an ejection mechanism configured to eject a credit or identification card from the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Rebecca Lawson, Jonathan B. Rayeski, Larry Holmes, W. Travis Smith, John P. Fitzgerald, Lucas B. Weller, Kevin W. Witter, Peter J. Gronewoller
  • Publication number: 20150059937
    Abstract: Small form-factor apparatus and methods for holding, securing, and accessing personal items normally carried on a keychain and in a wallet including, for example, keys, USB drive, bottle opener, driver's license, credit-cards, RFID cards and paper currency are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard W. Singer
  • 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: 20140374281
    Abstract: A customisable key holder for retention of at least one key; the key holder comprising two separate outer sheathing plates which store the at least one key between them; one or more removable locking pins utilising a locking mechanism to secure the at least one key between the outer sheathing plates; the key holder further including one or two interchangeable sheathing plate covers adapted for personalisation of the key holder; at least one of the interchangeable sheathing plate covers providing storage space for an accessory element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: keypa Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Phillip Anthony Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 8833122
    Abstract: A transport clip for attachment to a key fob is provided. The transport clip includes a neck at least partially surrounding a key blade, which is selectively rotatable between a stowed position in which the key blade is substantially within a fob body and a deployed position in which the key blade extends away from the fob body. The neck prevents rotation of the transport clip relative to the key blade. The transport clip also includes an ear portion that depresses a latch button to an unlocked position, which allows substantially free rotation of the key blade, relative to the fob body, between the deployed position and the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Konchan, Jorg Gschweng, Grant W. Nelson, Kemal Altin, Frank Biallas, Jens Koenigsfeld
  • Patent number: 8584841
    Abstract: A container is described and which includes a first, substantially transparent base portion, and a second substantially transparent base portion, which is hingedly mounted to the first base portion, and wherein the first base portion defines an internal cavity for enclosing individual objects of interest, and wherein the container is fabricated in a manner whereby the objects of interest may be visually inspected from their opposite sides, and wherein the container further has a thickness dimension which permits the container be accepted and delivered by the Postal Service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory D. Tiegs
  • Patent number: 8517171
    Abstract: A device for holding antibacterial gel and wipes in two separate compartments that are connected, one compartment having a slot to dispense antibacterial wipes, the other compartment having an opening with a lid to dispense an antibacterial liquid or gel. The device also has an attachment mechanism which can be attached to items such as a key ring for easy access while on the go.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Delgado
  • Publication number: 20130112574
    Abstract: This invention provides a combination key tag and key holder which includes a key tag holder case for enclosing key tags. The key tag holder case has a top portion, middle portion, and a bottom portion. The bottom portion defines an aperture for receiving a post. The post routes through the aperture of the bottom portion, through a key tag, and into an interior of the key tag holder case. The top portion releasably attaches to the post to secure the key tags within the key tag holder case. A strap member attaches to the key tag holder case for closing the key tag holder case to prevent key tags from exiting an interior of the key tag holder case. A key ring attaches to an aperture defined within the middle portion of the key tag holder case to hold keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Aprea
  • Patent number: 8146736
    Abstract: Key organizing device including housing, cover, and slider. Housing includes cavity, two housing ends, end opening, back wall, and slider opening. Housing ends are spaced apart in longitudinal direction. End opening is located at one housing end. Back wall is located at other housing end. Slider opening extends in longitudinal direction. Cover is removeably attached over end opening. Slider includes finger pad and key mount. Key mount is positioned inside cavity and connected to finger pad through slider opening. Slider is configured for attachment and detachment of key through end opening upon removal of cover. Key including key head connected to key blade, key head having edge, key including head aperture spaced apart from the edge, key head including ramp between two guide ridges. Key including key head connected to key blade, key head having edge and head aperture, head aperture including notch in edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Keyport, Inc.
    Inventor: Josh Downes
  • Patent number: 8104315
    Abstract: A key ring includes a D-ring, and a key-holding ring. The D-ring couples the key-holding ring to a band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Perthou
  • Patent number: 8096412
    Abstract: A key remote control cover for covering the remote control portion of a remote control key to prevent inadvertent pressing of remote control buttons while handling the key includes a rigid main body portion having an interior, a closed first end, and an open second end. The main body portion is designed for surrounding the bow of a key. A slot is positioned in the closed first end of the main body portion such that the slot is designed for receiving a blade of the key therethrough while the main body portion surrounds the bow of the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Willis L. Britt
  • Patent number: 8087271
    Abstract: A lid has a planar front face corresponding to the upper extent of the front surface. The front face terminates in a front free edge. The lid has a rear face corresponding to an upper portion of the upper extent of the rear surface. The rear face terminates in a back free edge. The lid also has a periphery. The periphery includes a top with sides. The periphery terminates at an angled edge. A hinge couples the back free edge of the rear face of the lid and the back surface of the device in proximity to the forward edge. In this manner the lid is adapted to pivot to a closed lower orientation to cover the buttons and an open raised orientation to expose the buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Patricia Patton
  • Patent number: 8006832
    Abstract: A key cover for preventing intoxicated persons from driving a vehicle, such key cover comprises a generally U-shaped member formed of a first predetermined material and having a first elongated leg member having a first predetermined shape, a first predetermined length and a second elongated leg member formed of a second predetermined material and having a second predetermined shape, a second predetermined length. Such second predetermined length being shorter than the first predetermined length. Such second elongated leg member is substantially parallel to the first elongated leg member thereby forming a space therebetween for receiving a key portion of a car key. A means is disposed in such generally U-shaped member for preventing lateral movement of such key disposed between the first elongated leg member and the second elongated leg member. There is an aperture disposed on an outer portion of the second end of the first elongated leg member for receiving a key ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Steven J. Ateca
  • Publication number: 20090241622
    Abstract: A handle-less key assembly occupies less space and is attachable to certain attachment structures for providing a key-turning torque arm. The handle-less key assembly is set with a key body, a lock fastener, and an abbreviated key handle on one end of the key body. The handle-less key assembly can be connected and overlapped in face-to-face relation with other keys or key accessories so that the same may be well combined, easily located, and convenient to carry. A torque arm extension can be formed by connecting the handle-less key assembly with other keys or key accessories or to a key post. The turning torque of the key assembly thus be enlarged via the key post, key accessory, or successively connected key bodies so that the handle-less key assembly can function properly even if the key handle is shortened and the volume of the whole key is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel Luo
  • Publication number: 20090199941
    Abstract: A combination wallet tool includes a pair of hinged, mating shells which define a closed chamber when closed and latched. The chamber is partitioned to provide areas in which currency, cards and papers may be kept. The mating surfaces of the shells are sealed, for example, by an O-ring to keep water from entering the chamber. A variety of useful tools having identical bases may be interchangeably seated in respective apertures provided in the shells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: James Carl Toner, Garry Brandon Hensley
  • Publication number: 20080283421
    Abstract: A novel system for keeping and managing a plurality of keys. The system uses individual “key cells” of clear plastic to hold individual keys. Rows and columns of cells are aligned and held in place on a back panel. The system can be hung on a wall, and multiple systems can be carried in a binder or box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: GEORGE KENNEY
  • Patent number: 7441651
    Abstract: A protective cover for an automobile remote control, comprising a flat rectangular middle section and two side sections. The side sections are parallel and at right angles to the middle section, and are on the same side of the middle section. The edges of the side sections, other than the edges that intersect the middle section, are curved, or otherwise configured, to match the shape of the remote control, with both side sections preferably having the same shape. The remote control is inside the cover, retained between the side sections, when it is not in use. The remote control can be pivoted outside the cover, so that it can be used. A key ring that acts as a pivot passes through holes in the side sections of the cover, a hole in the remote control, and holes in one or more keys or other objects retained on the key ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventor: Samuel Rupert Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20080006556
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding one of aspirin, nitroglycerine or other emergency medication for a person who may be at risk for a heart attack. The apparatus comprises a key shaped member having a predetermined length. Such key shaped member has an aperture disposed through a first end of the key shaped member for engagement with a key ring. There is a pill holder for carrying such one of aspirin, nitroglycerine and other emergency medication and having a predetermined shape and a predetermined size, such pill holder is engageable with a second end of the key shaped member. A lid member is engageable with such pill holder for firmly holding such one of aspirin, nitroglycerine and other emergency medication disposed in the pill holder and a snap lock mechanism is used to secure the lid member to the pill holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Viyay Bhuchar
  • Patent number: 7293384
    Abstract: A vehicle identification and locator card for vehicle parking and servicing establishments includes an upper portion made of paper board and a lower portion made of synthetic paper. The outline of an ignition key tag is die cut in the lower synthetic paper portion, which retains its strength when wet. The lower portion has a backing of either a dry release laminate patch or a polyester reinforcing tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Marjen, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7246459
    Abstract: A vehicle locator and service hang card for vehicle parking and servicing establishments includes an upper portion with a tag number and space for entering customer information and a lower portion made of synthetic paper which an ignition key tag is die cut. The key tag retains its strength when wet. The lower portion may be attached to the upper portion by an adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Marjen, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7028834
    Abstract: A hard case for carrying small articles, such as eyeglasses, that has a wrap-around structure composed of a plurality of panels arrayed in parallel and articulated together to be folded up by overlapping the panels. End plates are articulated to opposite ends of one of the intermediate panels. The end plates are extendible vertically and foldable down onto the panel. The hard case in one condition having the end plates extending vertically from the one panel, and the plurality of panels wrapped around the end plates to define a hard case suitable for carrying a small article. In another condition, the end plates are folded down onto the one panel with the remaining panels wrapped around the one panel to a flat configuration suitable for carrying in a person's pocket or pocketbook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Eye Level Corp
    Inventor: Isaac Karpel
  • Patent number: 6968967
    Abstract: A carrying pouch for small articles which include an openable cover that is formed with front and rear faces joined by opposed edge walls and a bottom wall, all contiguous to each other to form an open ended pouch. The articles are receivable within the pouch and one face of the pouch has a through opening therein configured and dimensioned complementally with the cover of the article to permit opening and closing of the article when it is received within the pouch. A tab for receiving a key ring or suitable attachment piece may also be formed integrally with the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Quikey Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Burns
  • Patent number: 6948614
    Abstract: A protector for a remote keyless entry device includes a hollow enclosure constructed with a flexible, resilient but pliable material such as rubber allowing the device to tightly encapsulate varying size keyless entry devices. The enclosure includes four edges, a top surface and a bottom surface. An opening is disposed on one of the edges and is in communication with an interior chamber that receives the keyless entry device. The opening may include an elastomeric continuous band allowing the opening to expand and contract. Alternatively, the size of the opening may be fixed and can be covered with a tab that attaches to the enclosure with hook and loop fasteners, snaps and similar means. The enclosure may include a peripheral zipper in lieu of the expandable opening allowing the enclosure to open and close in a clamshell type fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventors: Ida M. Hall, Willard Hall
  • Patent number: 6805236
    Abstract: A case for holding, protecting, yet allowing easy linear access to a keyless entry device, the case comprising an open ended enclosure with a springlike element provided to frictionally hold the device securely yet slidably within the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventors: Richard Caruso, Richard Bruce Caruso, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6796424
    Abstract: A combination compact disc holder and informational booklet includes a cover and a plurality of pages, the cover and pages being made of substantially rectangular paper sheets. The cover is constructed of heavier stock and includes at least one pocket having such size and shape as to retain a compact disc therein. The pages are constructed of lighter stock and carry printed information concerning the content of the compact disc stored in the at least one pocket. The pages are folded and sewn along a fold line, and the cover is glued to an outer surface of an outermost page. The holder/booklet may include at least one compact disc pocket at least partially formed of heat-sealable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: William Exline, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Exline
  • Publication number: 20040163972
    Abstract: A key hiding device having a facade that resembles a typical sprinkler is provided. The device includes a housing having a cavity therein and a cap that detachably engages with the housing. Keys and other small items can be hidden inside the cavity in the housing. The device can be installed underground with the cap disposed substantially flush with the surface of the soil. The cap has a facade that is substantially identical to a typical pop-up sprinkler cap so that a person who is not familiar with the exact location of the device would be unable to make a quick determination as to which one of the numerous sprinkler caps is actually the key hiding device even if the person is aware of sprinkler shaped key hiding devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Kevin Buckley
  • Patent number: 6763938
    Abstract: A key holding device for holding at least one key containing a first compartment for holding a key and a second compartment for holding a strap. A clasp is mounted to the key and a cap is used to attach the clasp to the strap. The key is inserted and locked inside the first compartment using a locking mechanism. To access the key, the bottom end of the clasp is pressed to disengage the locking mechanism to unlock and remove the key from the compartment. The key can be rotated and configured for insertion into the desired device. The key can be easily removed from the case by detaching the cap from the clasp. Once removed, the strap retracts inside the second compartment by a biasing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: George B. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20040108227
    Abstract: A key-ring pouch for means for holding and carrying vital rescue medications comprises a pouch (14), preferably nylon, a key ring (10) and a belt clip (24). A user of the key-ring pouch can attach his or her keys to the key ring, thereby marrying their keys to their medication pouch reducing the chance of leaving their medication behind. A user of the key-ring pouch has the option of affixing the pouch to their clothing with the attached belt clip as an added convenience. Thus a considerably more convenient means of carrying vital medication is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Michelle Lotierzo
  • Publication number: 20040089560
    Abstract: A container that consists of a looped component for linking up to various types of key holder components, compartments to insert toothbrush and toothpaste bottle, and an enclosing cover to these compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Masakazu Sueda
  • Publication number: 20030132128
    Abstract: A container for a syringe is provided which comprises a container top secured to a container body wherein either the top or the body is secured to a ring. The ring is sized so that a conventional key chain or key ring can be passed through the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: David P. Mazur
  • Patent number: 6562738
    Abstract: An apparatus for hiding a door key including a door mat formed of either a plastic material or braided material such as hemp is disclosed. The door mat is rectangularly shaped with raised portions formed on the top surface. Different embodiments are shown with these raised portions forming a decorative border, an esthetically pleasing pattern or a greeting, such as “WELCOME”, as is commonly seen. A hidden compartment sized to receive a typical house key is formed in these raised portions that is accessible through a hook and loop type closure. When the hook and loop type closure is closed, the compartment and its contents remain hidden from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventor: Wesley R. Hrazdil
  • Patent number: 6533111
    Abstract: This is a protective pouch for key ring remote devices. The protective pouch will house and prevent a remote from detaching from a key ring or re-attach a remote that has already detached. This is due to the fact that the key ring will be swinging on the grommet and not on the loop on top of a plastic key ring remote housing. At the same time all function buttons will be visible through a clear vinyl window and the remote will work right through this universal pouch. It will provide protection for the function buttons, and against chipping. It will also provide some protection against moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Jackie Harden
  • Patent number: 6435340
    Abstract: A protective case for keys, comprised of a sleeve constructed from an elastic based fabric, and a split ring. The sleeve is mounted to the ring in a method that allows it to be reversed inside out, and allows one half of the ring to always be contained within the sleeve. The keys are attached to one side of the split ring. By reversing the orientation of the sleeve, the keys are then captured on the interior of the sleeve. The elastic fabric of the sleeve applies pressure to the keys, preventing them from rattling amongst themselves, this protects the keys from damage and eliminates the rattling noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: James Bowes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6382410
    Abstract: A pill container for holding one or more pills and attached to a key chain. The pill container has an overall appearance of an enlarged pill for ease in viewing and quick identification. The pill container includes an open top housing and a housing cover pivotally attached to the housing. The housing includes a bottom and an upwardly extending housing ring attached to the bottom of the housing. The housing can include one or more individual open top pill rings for holding individual pills apart from other pills. The pill rings are dimensioned for holding different size pills. Also, the housing may include an outwardly extending key chain ear attached to a portion of the housing ring. The ear is adapted for receiving a portion of a key chain. Further, the housing includes a post sleeve and a knob sleeve. The housing cover includes a top and a bottom portion. The bottom portion engages an edge of the housing ring when the housing cover is in a closed position on the open top housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Magid, Laurel L. Riggs
  • Patent number: 6351903
    Abstract: A medical alert key tag that includes a translucent paper information disk having opaque writing thereon and a light source positioned there behind such that when the light source is illuminated, the information disk is easily readable in the dark. The key tag also includes a beam focusing lens to allow the light source to also be used as a flashlight for illuminating key holes and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventor: Christine M. Tuomi
  • Publication number: 20020020635
    Abstract: The device of this invention is a combination key ring, pill box and light which includes a case containing a compartment for medicine and a compartment for a light and battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventor: John B. Gordon
  • Patent number: 6341693
    Abstract: A storage case has a base half and a slide half, the slide half moveably attached to the base half. The slide half can move along in continuous contact with the base half. A lid is integrally formed with the slide half, and opens and closes an opening in the slide half for the insertion or removal of objects. When the slide half is slid along in continuous contact with the base half, protrusions on the lid move along in continuous contact with cam grooves on the base half to permit the lid to open and close. The storage case can store a memory card, and protect the card from being smudged, dirtied or damaged from impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikazu Konno, Chika Nakata, Masahiro Kinoshita, Makoto Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20010002003
    Abstract: A case having exterior walls and, optionally, a closeable flap defining an interior chamber sized to releasibly receive a portable electronic apparatus. Indicating members are carried on an exterior wall of the case for indicating the position of a pushbutton on the electronic device disposed within the interior of the case and permitting actuation of the pushbutton through the exterior wall of the case. The indicating member may be indicia formed on the case simulating the shape of the underlying pushbutton and/or a symbol defining the function of the pushbutton and/or depressions or projections on the exterior wall at the location of each pushbutton on the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Publication date: May 31, 2001
  • Patent number: 6237756
    Abstract: Conventional keys can be stored in a flat panel for carrying in a person's pants pocket or purse. Each key is stored in a flat slot extending from one edge of the panel. A push-button on the panel can be moved along the panel surface to push the key out of the panel or to pull the key into the panel. The push-button is attached to the key by a flexible connector that has a lost motion connection to the push-button. The lost motion connection allows the key to be spaced from the panel so as to be manipulatable without interference from the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Scott Caudle
  • Patent number: 6179026
    Abstract: A wallet system including a sealable item concealment pouch, a pouch securing strap assembly, and a key securing mechanism. The key securing mechanism is includes a securing chain and a spring biased key gripping assembly. The spring biased key gripping assembly is positioned within an open topped pocket en an exterior surface of the sealable item concealment pouch and includes a resilient channel member having a key insertion slot defined between first and second key gripping members, the first and second key gripping members being biased toward each other by first and second springs such that a key placed within the key insertion slot is gripped between the first and second key gripping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventor: Jacqueline Lopez
  • Patent number: RE45179
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic device such as cell phones, cameras, MP3 players and PDAs wherein said case includes material at the corners to provide protection to the electronic device. To reduce bulk at the corners and allow the material forming the case to conform with the contours of the device, the protection at the corners includes strips of material defining apertures there between. The apertures provide reduction in bulk and allow the case to conform to the corners of the device therein. Alternately, the protection at the corners can be provided by other structures co-molded into the corners of the cases. Such structures include material that is of a reduced thickness than other material used in the case, or structures that are formed to conform to the corners of the case. Such structures can be joined to the material forming the panels of the case by co-molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Speculative Product Design, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick M. Bodkin, Gregg Flender, Mike Tracz