Game, Sport Or Education Patents (Class 206/579)
  • Patent number: 10022581
    Abstract: A self-standing weighted pole system for providing convenient stabilization and additional weight for an exerciser. The self-standing weighted pole system generally includes an elongated pole having a lower end and an upper end, and a base attached to the lower end of the pole. The base includes an outer end that is broader than the pole to support the pole in a substantially vertically orientated self-standing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9911362
    Abstract: A method of demonstrating the cleaning performance of a cleaning composition comprises the steps of: providing a homogenous dairy-based solution on a demonstration surface; distributing oil composition on the homogenous dairy based solution to produce an oil dispersion on the demonstration surface; adding a cleaning composition onto the oil dispersion to view the displacement of the oil composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Alyssa Grace Acuna
  • Patent number: 9016449
    Abstract: The briefcase and backpack luggage includes a housing that may carry a plurality of items. The housing comprises a case portion of the housing that may store the items. A folder portion of the housing is coupled to the case portion of the housing. The folder portion of the housing may store items. A handle is coupled to the housing. The handle may be gripped. A strap is coupled to the housing. The strap may be positionable on the user so the housing is retained on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Oluwakemi S. Soboyejo
  • Patent number: 9004283
    Abstract: The device is a holder. Within the holder is a cleaning solution for cleaning the face of the golf club. Attach to the holder is a bristle brush. The holder clips to a golf bag. The golfer after each shot takes the container of clean solution and puts some solution on the face of the club and cleans the face of the club with the bristle brush. On the holder is a place to hold golf tees and a divot fixer and ball marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Roberto Lozano
  • Patent number: 8967375
    Abstract: A travel case for elongate items such as skis, golf clubs, snowboards, or the like comprises an elongate bag having a pair of hard sided end sections longitudinally spaced from a hard sided center section. Between each end section and the center section is a respective soft sided intermediate section. The hard sided end and center sections provide protection for the case contents at the vulnerable locations of those contents. The soft sided intermediate sections, made of collapsible and supple material, provide the advantage of reducing the weight of the overall case, and the suppleness permits the end sections to be folded in on the center section when the case is open along its length to educe the length and the required storage space for the case when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Athalon Sportsgear, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Nitkin
  • Publication number: 20150014212
    Abstract: A functional training rig kit includes a box and a plurality of components adapted to fit within the box. The components include at least two posts adapted to extend in an upright direction from the box, the posts, each having a length greater than the longest dimension of the box, include at least two elongate members dimensioned to fit within the box and adapted to be removably fastened together to form one of the posts. A bar is adapted to extend transversely between adjacent posts, the bar being dimensioned to fit within the box. At least one angled support member is provided for each of the posts. Each support member is adapted to fit within the box and is configured so that, at least when the functional training kit is assembled, the support member is secured to one of the posts and supports the post relative to a ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: BEAVERFIT LIMITED
    Inventors: Tom Beaver, Jim Beaver
  • Publication number: 20140353206
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tool assisted piece assembly are generally discussed herein. A system for tool assisted piece assembly may include a container, assembly pieces in the container, and at least one tool. The container may include a transparent portion configured to allow a user to see inside the container and an opening in the container. The at least one tool may be configured to allow a user manipulate the assembly pieces inside the enclosed container with the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Keerthi Gunasekaran
  • Patent number: 8881918
    Abstract: A horseshoe game caddy for removably retaining horseshoes and stakes for playing a horseshoe game. The caddy includes a plurality of horseshoe racks supported by posts in vertically spaced relation. Each of the horseshoe racks are adapted to removably support at least one of the plurality of horseshoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns
  • Publication number: 20140319770
    Abstract: A kit and method for playing a dice game including a bag resembling a soft-shelled beverage cooler; rolling bins each configured to resemble a beverage can; and a set of dice in each bin, the dice including six groups of six dice, where each group is of a different color. The game includes arranging players about a playing surface; providing a bin and set of dice for each player; and each player: shakes their bin to mix the dice; takes a first throw of their dice onto the playing surface; sorts their set of dice into subsets based on color to form color subsets; sorts each of the color subsets into number groupings based on a number marking provided on an upwardly facing face of each die in the subsets; selects one or more of the number groupings to play; and arranges the selected number groupings into a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Commercial Technology LLC
    Inventor: Wilma D. Mizanoski
  • Patent number: 8857618
    Abstract: A child's portable travel station includes an enclosure with a handle, the enclosure having a lid hinged to a case and having a bean bag or other conformable member attached to the bottom of the case. A receptacle for a beverage container is open at the top surface of the lid and is supported on the floor of the case. An opening in the top surface opens into the beverage container. The top of the beverage container is generally flush with the top surface. The top surface provides a work surface for a child using the travel station. The enclosure includes an internal volume to hold toys, books, writing utensils and other possessions of the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: George Dennis
  • Publication number: 20140243114
    Abstract: An attachment consisting of a frame with three small flags is to be clipped to the upper seam of a golf bag, and used to remind the golfer of how many golf clubs have been removed from the golf bag. The set consists of flags numbered two through four, corresponding to the number of golf clubs the golfer has removed from the golf bag. The frame is equipped with one or more clips for removably clipping to the golf bag without damaging it. Once the golfer has removed a specific number of golf clubs from the golf bag, he will raise the flag that represents that number. When the golfer is returning to his cart, he will notice the flag and will be reminded of the number of golf clubs he took, and whether one was accidently left behind on the course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: John Charles Marlow
  • Publication number: 20140127964
    Abstract: An assembly includes a transaction product and an auxiliary vehicle. The transaction product includes a folded sheet configured to be repeatedly folded and unfolded between a collapsed position and an extended position. The folded sheet defines a substantially planar surface defining a printed track. The transaction product comprises an account identifier statically connected thereto. The account identifier links the transaction product to at least one of an account and a record and is machine readable by a point-of-sale terminal. The auxiliary vehicle includes a microcontroller, one or more sensors, a motor, and at least one movable component. The microcontroller actuates the motor to induce movement of the at least one movable component propelling the auxiliary vehicle along and following the printed track based on detection of a location of the printed track as determined by the one or more sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Gadola, Brian Robert Bennett, Kelly M. Gray, Brian R. Holt, Megan B. Engeseth, Timothy P. Clegg
  • Patent number: 8707825
    Abstract: The teachings provided herein relate to an articulable crankset for converting a pedal-powered vehicle into a push-powered vehicle having the articulable crankset in a retracted position to provide at least less of an obstruction to a user's legs during use of the push-powered vehicle than a non-retractable crankset. The vehicle can be a bicycle, and the articulable crankset can be a component of a production bicycle or a component of a conversion kit that will convert a bicycle from a pedal-powered bicycle to a convertible bicycle that can also function as a push-powered bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Kroozn, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kinting Shiu, Vanessa Chen-Hwa Shiu
  • Patent number: 8668081
    Abstract: A toy vehicle storage case may be placed in a racing configuration with a toy vehicle raceway deployed and supported by the storage case, or a transport configuration with the storage case containing the toy vehicle raceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Hippely, Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 8657117
    Abstract: A novelty kit comprising components which represent elements for coping with and surviving attempts by another person to dispose of the user of the kit according to any one of several disposal scenarios. The scenarios may include inducing an apparently accidental fall, inducing drowning, and being buried alive. The elements of the kit would be thematically linked to warding off a fall, to resist drowning, and to cope with being buried alive. The kit may take the form of a receptacle containing pill bottles bearing labels reciting the contents and including humorous instructions for use and humorous or appropriate hazard warnings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Nathalie Musico
  • Patent number: 8622395
    Abstract: The present document describes games using darts or arrows. More particularly, this description relates to targets and accessories used for new games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Jean Bouchard
  • Publication number: 20140001080
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a reusable packaging system and a method of manufacturing a reusable packaging system thereof. The reusable packaging system has a first function of holding consumer products, such as linens, bedding, clothing, and the like, at the point of sale. After the consumer product is removed from the reusable packaging system, the reusable packaging system may be used for a secondary use, such as a plaything for children. The reusable packaging system may be shaped and comprise images to match a theme, such as a castle for princesses or a racecar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Hugo Washington Perez
  • Patent number: 8607985
    Abstract: A bag including a racquet compartment coupled to an accessory compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Jet Imports LLC
    Inventor: Lynne Tauchen
  • Patent number: 8550243
    Abstract: Disclosed are exercise equipment carriers and methods providing a portable carrier for a variety of exercise and physical training equipment. An exemplary carrier includes a housing having a rear panel, a sidewall and an open front end defining an open interior region for receiving a plurality of dumbbells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Tiffany Moore
  • Publication number: 20130118950
    Abstract: A horseshoe set carrying system and method with backboard. A substantially rectangular board is provided. One or more channels on the front surface of the substantially planar board receive and store articles for playing the horseshoes game. Such articles stored might include horseshoes, target stakes and backboard stakes. One or more stake holes through the substantially planar panel receive backboard stakes such that the substantially planar panel is operable as a backboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Tyler T. Parham
  • Patent number: 8403134
    Abstract: A portable storage device for athletic equipment is provided. The device includes a frame defining a floor and a plurality of walls extending from the floor, each of the plurality of walls having interior and exterior sides. The interior sides of the walls define a space therebetween. The device further includes an arm supported by the frame, the arm adjustable between a collapsed state and an extended state. The device further includes a flexible sheet adjustable between a first state in which the flexible sheet is collapsed and configured to be disposed within the space and a second state in which the flexible sheet is extended and configured to be supported by the arm when the arm is in the extended state. The flexible sheet includes a restraining member configured to receive a portion of an elongate item of athletic equipment extending between the floor and the restraining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: SDK 2011, LLC
    Inventors: J. Christopher Kantgias, Dennis Miller Alderson, Dennis Steven Handy
  • Publication number: 20130043158
    Abstract: A modular case for storing, transporting, and displaying sports equipment, in particular golf clubs, golf club components, and golf accessories. The case includes two independent halves, one half being configured for holding a plurality of shafts the other half including a plurality of removable, modular compartments. At least one of the halves of the case includes one or more support structures for supporting the half in an upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Lee Flood, II, Seann W. McGinnis, David Morelock
  • Patent number: 8371347
    Abstract: A golf club head cover with storage includes a cover body, a closure flap and a pocket. The cover body defines an interior cavity configured to receive a club head. A first portion of the closure flap is fixed relative to the cover body and a second portion of the closure flap is movable between a closed position and an opened position. In the closed position, the closure flap covers an opening of the interior cavity of the cover body. The pocket is disposed on the closure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Don T. Cameron
  • Patent number: 8342332
    Abstract: A portable laboratory for an intermediate or secondary biology course and experiments relating to the course includes a carrying case of the type having an impervious sturdy cover and a closeable interior containing a first and second inner panel. The laboratory also includes a relatively small portable microscope having a zoom optical system, a dissecting box and tray, a spirit lamp, a digital camera and numerous items typically found in a secondary school laboratory all of which are releaseably fastened to one of the panels. The portable laboratory also includes test strips for testing glucose in urine as well as a number of microscope slides, many of which are prepared slides and other elements for conducting experiments for a course together with a laboratory manual and CD containing text material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Munirah Abdullah Alhajri
  • Publication number: 20120283051
    Abstract: A stack-and-avoid game kit includes a container and game pieces held in the container. The game pieces include stackable figures and a soft projectile. Each stackable figure includes a base that forms a plug and an upper part that forms a cup. Each stackable figure is configured such that a plug of one is stackable in the cup of another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Tewabtch Belete, Marechet Belete
  • Publication number: 20120222989
    Abstract: A play construction kit includes modules, connector parts and a storage box. The modules may be sized so that a child or adult requires two hands to move a module while in another embodiment, the modules may be sized so a small child can play with the modules at a desk or somewhere inside a room. The modules are either primary modules or secondary modules. Primary modules have at least one full aperture or at least one half-aperture. The primary modules have an aperture diameter that ranges in size but is sufficient to allow the connector part to pass through. The connector part may fit in any aperture diameter with or without friction. Secondary modules serve to support or work with said primary modules or connector parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: ROCKWELL ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN, P.C.
    Inventors: Barry Richards, David Rockwell, Caroline Kim, Shunyi Wu, Cas Holman
  • Patent number: 8256619
    Abstract: A container for an electronic device has pivotally coupled first and second portions. The first portion is configured to house the electronic device and has an opening for receiving the electronic device and for displaying the electronic device when the container is configured in a first configuration. The second portion is configured to act as a mount for mounting the container on a surface when the container is configured in the first configuration and the first portion is displaying the electronic device. The second portion is further configured to cover the opening in the first portion, and thus the electronic device, when the container is configured in a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Ian F Lebauer, Nick Larson, Bruce J Gibis, Gerardo DeCuffa, Mark Mandel
  • Publication number: 20120204306
    Abstract: A swimming competition kit that includes a swimming/bathing cap whose inside surface is imprinted with indicia in the form of swimming competition words or abbreviations of such words, namely, “meet, event, heat, lane” with a sufficient space to the right of each indicia for the cap wearer to write in information pertaining to the indicia. The information may be the name of the swimming meet, name of the event, heat number and lane number. Other items of the kit may be an ink body marker and a remover of the mark left by the ink body marker. All may be sealed in a common package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Fierro
  • Patent number: 8235880
    Abstract: Embodiments include a golf ball packaging box that can be converted into a putting aid. The golf ball packaging box is configurable to be positioned in a first configuration to package golf balls for sale and is configurable to be positioned in a second configuration to present a putting aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Ryan Edmund Guier
  • Patent number: 8181776
    Abstract: Generally, embodiments described herein take the form of a carrying tray for billiard balls, a case for billiard balls, or both. Certain embodiments may likewise carry a billiards rack, chalk or other billiards items. An embodiment may be generally triangle-shaped. Other embodiments may be square-shaped, rectangular shaped or rounded in shape. One or more protrusions, such as a handle or base, may project from the main body of the tray or case. The interior of the tray or case defines a number of features for carrying the billiard balls and billiards rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Taggart Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry A. Taggart, Kyle A. Taggart, Charles Dittrick, Steve Braun, Walter Braun, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8167131
    Abstract: A carrying device for storing and organizing art and craft supplies featuring a base tray having an enclosure, a cushion component disposed on the bottom of the base tray; a plurality of removable storage boxes or pouches; a base lid pivotally attached to the base tray; a picture holding component disposed in the top of the base lid for holding a photograph; a plurality of first fasteners and second fasteners disposed on an inner surface of the base lid, the first fasteners function to hold the removable storage boxes or pouches and the second fasteners function to hold items such as pens, markers, and the like; and a generally flat inner lid pivotally attached to the base tray positioned between the enclosure of the base tray and the base lid, the inner lid provides a flat working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Debra A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8141710
    Abstract: A game related bundle packaging has a first side and a second side. The bundle packaging can hold a game console in its original packaging at a predetermined position and at least one game related item in its original packaging at another predetermined position. The first side includes a first and at least a second window. The first window has a first shape and size at a first position on the first side and reveals a first area of interest of the original packaging of the game console when the game console is placed in the bundle packaging. The second window has a second shape and size at a second position on the first side and reveals a second area of interest of the original packaging of the game related item when the item is placed in the bundle packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Game World B.V.
    Inventor: Steven Palizzi
  • Publication number: 20110297576
    Abstract: Generally, embodiments described herein take the form of a carrying tray and/or case for billiard balls. Certain embodiments may likewise carry a billiards rack, chalk and/or other billiards items. An embodiment may be generally triangle-shaped. Other embodiments may be square-shaped, rectangular shaped or rounded in shape. One or more protrusions, such as a handle or base, may project from the main body of the tray/case. The interior of the tray/case defines a number of features for carrying the billiard balls and billiards rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Terry A. Taggart, Kyle A. Taggart, Charles Dittrick, Steve Braun, Walter Braun, JR.
  • Patent number: 8070166
    Abstract: A score-keeping product for an anagram game that has a pouch for storing a plurality of anagram game cubes therein; a pair of slide members that each can be linearly moved between open and closed positions with each slide member, in an at least partially open position, enabling access to the interior of pouch so that the anagram game cubes can be stored or removed therefrom for the purpose of playing the game cubes with each of the slide members including a scoring pointer; and a pair of scoring indicia on the pouch and each disposed along a linear locus that extends respectively along side of a corresponding slide member with each scoring indicia provided with a series of score markers. The slide members are selectively movable so that the corresponding scoring pointer can be progressively moved to align with one of the series of score markers in scoring the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Bananagrams Inc.
    Inventor: Abraham Nathanson
  • Publication number: 20110278197
    Abstract: A collapsible multi-play entertainment table includes a first section and a second section hingedly attached together by a hinging device. A plurality of leg members are removably attached to the underside of the folding table. The top surface of the folding table is adapted with an indentation for receiving a game table insert. The game table insert can be for any type of desired game such as chess, checkers, poker, plain or another suitable game. An assembly of collapsible chairs is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Ray Charles Davis
  • Publication number: 20110198811
    Abstract: A kit of components for playing a game and a method of using the components of the kit is provided. The kit may include a plurality of game mats. Each of the game mats may include a plurality of sections and each of the sections may be assigned a different point value that is marked on respective sections of the game mats. The different point values of each of the sections may be marked on an upper surface of the game mats. The kit may also include a plurality of tossable objects that are tossable on one or more of the sections of the game mats to obtain points associated with the value of the sections. The kit may also include a set of instructions or rules for playing the game and a case for carrying the game mats, the tossable objects and the instructions or rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Philip Arthur Wilheit, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110174679
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning kit includes a case, a fastener, a tool insert, an attachment element releasably securing the tool insert to the interior of the case, and a firearm cleaning tool. The case includes a first side and a second side joined along a fold line. The fastener joins the first and second sides of the case together. The tool insert is secured to an interior region of the case, and includes a plurality of tool cavities. The attachment element includes a fixed portion and a detachable portion; the fixed portion being permanently secured to the interior region of the case and the detachable portion engaging the fixed portion. The firearm cleaning kit further includes a firearm cleaning tool. The firearm cleaning tool is selected from the group consisting of a right angle pick, a scraper, a slotted tip, and a bore cleaning brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: Nicholas Williams
  • Publication number: 20110132798
    Abstract: A bag including a racquet compartment coupled to an accessory compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Lynne Tauchen
  • Patent number: 7954639
    Abstract: A dugout organizer includes a plurality of compartments formed from a flexible material, wherein each of the compartments are sized to hold a player's glove, helmet and hat, a shelf for holding larger equipment coupled to the compartments, and a plurality of bat holders for holding bats. The compartments, shelf and bat holders can be folded into a relatively flat unit for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Carney, Kenneth Buras, John A. Carpinelli
  • Patent number: 7946970
    Abstract: A kit is provided so a person can exercise anywhere the person may be located. Body rockers have a handle to grip, which body rockers alone may be used by a user for many exercises. Elastic cords of varying lengths and strength may be attached to the body rockers with carabiners. By securing a part of the elastic cord to a stationary object, the limbs of the body can be exercised as well as abs and upper body. Door stops may be used to secure the elastic cords between a door and door frame. A rocker cover can be used for back and forth rocking motion of the user. All of these items may be loaded in a workout bag and carried with the user to exercise wherever the user may be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Gerardo Garza, Jr., Isaac M. Garza, Magdiel O. Garza, Ninfa M. Garza
  • Patent number: 7938646
    Abstract: The invention includes a three dimensional periodic table of the chemical elements and a method of learning about the periodic nature of the elements. Included are several cardboard or paper sheets, each having a plurality of blocks that display information about particular elements. The blocks are arranged in groupings of elements with similar properties, such as the transition Earth metals. Students follow a set of instructions provided with the sheets to cut out the groups, fold along particular lines, and affix tabs together to assemble several three dimensional forms. The students then place the forms on a planar map that indicates where to place each form and indicates how to follow the periods of elements between the forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Michael F. Aldersley
  • Patent number: 7922002
    Abstract: A kit for making jewelry encoded with a secret message. The kit includes a plurality of beads, each bead having an indicator corresponding to an alpha-numeric symbol. The beads are grouped together and held in a container having separate compartments for each grouping. Threads for stringing together the beads are provided and may be elasticized. A first user chooses beads and assembles them in a predetermined order onto a thread to make an article of jewelry. The predetermined order is chosen to encode a secret message. A second user utilizes a decoder to decode the secret message. Two different decoders may be utilized to decode the message. The first is a card depicting each color bead with its corresponding symbol. The second is a device having an individual keyboard key for each alphanumeric symbol where a depiction of each of the beads is shown on the keyboard key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Marci Braunstein
  • Publication number: 20110059815
    Abstract: This invention provides a lightweight, portable rebound net from an elastic material that can be attached to an existing regulation-sized soccer goal frame by a single person without the use of a ladder. It has the ability to be tightened quickly to create tension and prevent a ball from slipping under the net with a single mechanism. It provides a rebound net for recreational use with properties like that of a training net available to sports teams. It can be used for soccer or adapted for any other sport for which it would be useful to rebound a ball rather than retrieving it during practice or play. It can be adapted to convert to a catch net without rebound properties in situations for which that would be desirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory A. Jones
  • Patent number: 7891665
    Abstract: A score-keeping product for an anagram game that has a pouch for storing a plurality of anagram game cubes therein; a pair of slide members that each can be linearly moved between open and closed positions with each slide member, in an at least partially open position, enabling access to the interior of pouch so that the anagram game cubes can be stored or removed therefrom for the purpose of playing the game cubes with each of the slide members including a scoring pointer; and a pair of scoring indicia on the pouch and each disposed along a linear locus that extends respectively along side of a corresponding slide member with each scoring indicia provided with a series of score markers. The slide members are selectively movable so that the corresponding scoring pointer can be progressively moved to align with one of the series of score markers in scoring the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Bananagrams Inc.
    Inventor: Abraham Nathanson
  • Patent number: 7878331
    Abstract: A bag including a racquet compartment coupled to an accessory compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Jet Imports LLC
    Inventor: Lynne Tauchen
  • Publication number: 20100314284
    Abstract: The invention relates to a collapsible container that presents the environmentally aware user with a reward on crushing. The invention further provides collapsible containers with a locking means to retain the container in a substantially crushed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Julien Truesdale
  • Patent number: 7841467
    Abstract: A portable storage device having a storage device body including a generally resilient shelf and flexible material partially surrounding the shelf and a connector attached to the flexible material, the connector having a hook and being configured to connect the storage device body to a support member in a manner that supports the shelf in a generally horizontal orientation. The portable storage device may also include a collapsible compartment suspended from the shelf to provide additional storage accommodations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: John Slayton
  • Patent number: 7841472
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning kit includes a case, a fastener, a tool insert, and firearm cleaning tool. The case includes a first side and a second side joined along a fold line. The fastener joins the first and second sides of the case together. The tool insert is secured to an interior region of the case, and includes a base portion joined to a flexible back plate. The base portion includes a tool base cavity, and the flexible back plate includes a raised wall defining a tool tip enclosure in alignment with the tool base cavity. The firearm cleaning kit further includes a firearm cleaning tool. The firearm cleaning tool includes an attachment base secured within the tool base cavity of the base portion, and a tool tip ensconced within the tool tip enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: Nicholas Williams
  • Patent number: 7832561
    Abstract: Packaging apparatus for retaining a projectile launched from a launcher are disclosed. The packaging defining a chamber to receive the projectile and permit the visualization of the flight of the projectile after it is launched from the launcher. The launcher configured to impart a motive force to the projectile and to launch the projectile from the launcher. The launcher includes an actuator to permit a user to launch the projectile from the launcher and into the chamber while at least a portion of the launcher is secured within the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Louis F. Polk, III
  • Publication number: 20100285710
    Abstract: An article of manufacture comprises a substrate which defines the shape of the article and which comprises a sliding surface adapted for sliding over the surface of snow or over ice or over water, which sliding surface is coated with an oxidation-resistant hydrocarbon wax coating which is long lasting and renders the sliding surface near super-hydrophobic and thus lowers the sliding drag of the sliding surface on snow, ice or water over which the substrate is adapted to be slid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: BRIAREOS, INC.
    Inventor: Franklin G. Reick