Backpack Or Component Thereof Patents (Class 224/153)
  • Patent number: 11147255
    Abstract: A backpack chair assembly includes a chair that has a frame portion and a backrest portion that slidably engages the frame portion. The frame portion comprises a plurality of intersecting members such that the frame portion defines a cuboid. A backpack is positioned around the frame portion of the chair having the backpack surrounding the frame portion. The backpack has a plurality of pockets each being integrated into the backpack for storing objects. A pair of shoulder straps is each coupled to the backpack and each of the shoulder straps is wearable over a user's shoulders for carrying the backpack and the chair. A tarp is coupled to the backpack and the tarp is extendable over the backrest portion and the frame portion to inhibit objects stored on the frame portion from falling off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffery Snyder
  • Patent number: 11141003
    Abstract: A baby carrier and backpack system that allows for the convenient carrying of baby or child in a carrier that is attached to a backpack. The backpack supports the straps and buckles to hold the baby on the adult's chest. The backpack also carries the items such as diapers, wipes, toys, treats and the like as need to care for the baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Robert J. Schumaker
  • Patent number: 11134769
    Abstract: Lounge chair towel that converts into backpack. One embodiment is a lounge chair towel that includes a seat portion, a backrest portion, and a middle portion of material between the seat portion and the backrest portion. The middle portion includes a first sleeve on a back side of the lounge chair towel, a second sleeve on a front side of the lounge chair towel, and a middle sleeve disposed between the first sleeve and the second sleeve. The middle portion also includes a bag opening for a bag storage area formed by an interior of the backrest portion. The middle portion also includes one or more belt straps looped through the first sleeve and the second sleeve. The belt straps close the bag opening when pulled and forms two backpack straps to convert the lounge chair towel into the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Ricci D. Larsen
  • Patent number: 11083277
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a modular carrying system comprising a day bag, a luggage bag, and a main coupling system. In some embodiments, the main coupling system includes a first portion coupled to the day bag and a second portion coupled to the luggage bag. The main coupling system may be arranged and configured to detachably couple the day bag and the luggage bag together such that the front side of the day bag faces the back side of the luggage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: John Matthew Sniffen
  • Patent number: 10973308
    Abstract: A reconfigurable waterproof bag is defined by a plurality of material surfaces extending in three dimensions, a strap for carrying the bag, and one or plurality of strap guide(s) into which the strap is disposed and through which the strap may be moved, the strap guide extending within or without the bag from any one of the plurality of surfaces to any other one of the plurality of material surfaces in three dimensional space without limitation to define a geometry of a strap path and coupling of the strap to the bag so that the bag is reconfigurable in a plurality of different carrying modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Melissa Holtz
  • Patent number: 10905253
    Abstract: A child carrier includes a carrying harness, a child supporting part connected with the carrying harness, the child supporting part including a hip support portion and a thigh support portion connected with each other; and a thigh restraint extending between the carrying harness and the child supporting part, the thigh restraint being adapted to upwardly limit an upward displacement of a thigh of a child installed on the child carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Meifeng Fan
  • Patent number: 10849409
    Abstract: A harness for a back-pack comprises a chest harness (A), a strut mechanism in the form of a flexible spine (B) and a hip belt (C). The flexible spine (B) provides a sprung, damped connection between the chest harness (A) and the hip belt (C), so that the load of the backpack is transferred through the flexible spine (B) to the hip belt (C), while the flexible spine can extend to accommodate movement of the wearer's body. The chest harness (A) comprises straps (12, 15) which are interconnected at the front of the wearer by a buckle (14). Abdominal straps (15) are connected to the buckle (14) by flexible wands (16) which flex under the breathing action of the wearer to retain the load securely against the wearer's back without restricting breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Moncreiff
  • Patent number: 10779634
    Abstract: A backpack for a cylindrical shaped object, such as a utility bucket, is disclosed and includes a generally cylindrical shaped body portion with an open top and a bottom and a pair of a pair of shoulder straps attached to the top and bottom of the body portion, the attachment points for the straps at the top are spaced apart by at least a hundred and sixty degrees (160°) and eighty degrees (80°) from a lateral center line of the body portion relative to one another. A plurality of pockets may be disposed about the perimeter of the body portion and the backpack may also include a grab handle and chest strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Peregrine Outdoor Products, LLC
    Inventors: Steven A. Kawamoto, James H. Lua
  • Patent number: 10694834
    Abstract: A system comprises a first body, comprising: a backpack suspension; a first storage region; and a first portion of a first attachment mechanism. A second body comprises: a second storage region; and a first portion of a second attachment mechanism. A third body comprises: a third storage region; a second portion of the first attachment mechanism; and a second portion of the second attachment mechanism. In a first configuration, the first portion of the first attachment mechanism is coupled to the first portion of the second attachment mechanism. In a second configuration, the first portion of the first attachment mechanism is coupled to the second portion of the first attachment mechanism, and the first portion of the second attachment mechanism is coupled to the second portion of the second attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ONLI TRAVEL, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Logan, Martin D. Wahl
  • Patent number: 10667625
    Abstract: Described herein is a baby carrier and insert therein. In particular, a multi functional baby carrier that transitions seamlessly from one mode to another to allow the carrying of a child from newborn baby through to a toddler wherein the main body forms an adjustable seat width position to address ergonomic concerns when in a particular carrying mode. The main body portion also comprises a hands through pouch configured to allow a wearer to pass their hands through for additional support when carrying the child. The insert includes an adjustable length back support and is configured to engage with the main body of a multi functional baby carrier without requirement of separate fasteners to retain the insert within the main body of the multi functional baby carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Phil and Teds Design Limited
    Inventors: Evarn Flaunty, Campbell Douglas Gower
  • Patent number: 10617195
    Abstract: A backpack frame with one or more pivoting joints that allows the separate sections of the frame to move independently from one another, thus allowing the frame to match the movements of the backpack wearer's upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jeremy Nathan Coleman
  • Patent number: 10595601
    Abstract: There is provided a trolley mechanism for wheeled luggage, the wheeled luggage comprising four luggage wheels at a lower surface of the wheeled luggage and a deployable trolley handle at an upper surface of the wheeled luggage such that, in use, the wheeled luggage may be manoeuvred about by the deployable trolley handle in a substantially upright orientation supported by the luggage wheels and wherein the trolley mechanism comprising a deployable trolley deck, the trolley deck being pivotally coupled substantially at the lower surface of the wheeled luggage at a proximal edge of the trolley deck and having at least one trolley wheel at an opposite distal end of the trolley deck such that the deployable trolley deck is pivotally configurable between: a stowed configuration wherein the trolley deck lies against a surface of the wheeled luggage; and a deployed configuration wherein the trolley deck is deployed at a substantial right angle to the surface such that, when the wheeled luggage is in the substantiall
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Austin
  • Patent number: 10531716
    Abstract: A suitcase with portable fan. In some embodiments, the fan is attached to the telescoping arms of the suitcase. In some embodiments, the fan is removable from the telescoping arms of the suitcase. In some embodiments, the fan is embedded in the suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Don Sluder
  • Patent number: 10526001
    Abstract: The sleigh bed platform is intended for use in ice fishing for transport of equipment such as a tent shelter and sized to accommodate a single reclining person for rest on the ice. Sleigh bed invention is very light easy to pull across thin ice. Three laminated plastic layers with a inner component of expanded polystyrene form a rigid truss and thermal barrier that makes the sleigh bed a comfortable resting place. Expanded polystyrene is insulation and extremely buoyant providing a float in cases of breaking thru lake ice. Multiple soft rope handles secure loads with no sharp edges around the bed. A second invention use is for evacuation of injured skiers. Lightweight sleigh bed is easy to carry to an injured skier. A rigid front handle facilitates moving down hill with a passenger secured to the sleigh bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Shervey
  • Patent number: 10507496
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a cleaning apparatus having an adjustable exposed surface area, the cleaning apparatus including: a flexible body with a predetermined flexible body area, the flexible body having a flexible body collapsible portion; and a panel with a predetermined panel area which is lesser than the predetermined flexible body area, the panel coupled to the flexible body to form a receptacle sized to receive the flexible body collapsible portion when the flexible body collapsible portion disposes in a collapsed condition; wherein the cleaning apparatus is adjustable between a first configuration, in which the cleaning apparatus has a lesser exposed surface area, and a second configuration, in which the cleaning apparatus has a greater exposed surface area; and wherein the first configuration is generated by removably inserting the flexible body collapsible portion disposed in the collapsed condition into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Clean Sponge, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Litchfield Wibby
  • Patent number: 10464625
    Abstract: A riding luggage storage system includes two side boxes symmetrically arranged, a side box pull rod movably arranged on each of the side boxes, a rolling structure installed on the outer lateral side of each side box, and two side boxes quickly mountable to form a draw-bar box. The luggage storage system has a compact and reasonable integral structure, and has at least one side boxes, with movably installed pull rods. A box body can be carried directly and artificially and moved between different places directly. The box body is easy to carry and suitable for carrying by riding vehicles such as motorcycles and bicycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RIDER THINKING TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhifeng Kang
  • Patent number: 10463124
    Abstract: A backpack, or carrying bag capable of carrying multiple items in a variety of configurations and capable of being carried in a plurality of ways. The backpack may include modular panels that are interchangeable within the main pocket of the backpack. The backpack may have shoulder straps as well as hand straps. The shoulder straps may be restrained or “hidden” within or behind a panel on the back of the backpack. The hand straps may be positioned on lateral sides of the backpack or the top of the backpack to carry the backpack like a briefcase. An expandable pocket may be positioned on either lateral side of the backpack and may be automatically retractable when not in. The backpack may also be entirely expandable to create more space in the central pocket with a perimeter zipper that creates more volume within the body of the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nomatic, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Richards, Jacob Durham
  • Patent number: 10463137
    Abstract: The backpack frame includes a substantially polygon main member with a set of horizontally-oriented-oval-shaped slots and a set of vertically-oriented-oval-shaped slots. At least some of the set of vertically-oriented-oval-shaped slots separate the horizontally-oriented oval-shaped slots. The substantially polygon main member includes a top end and a bottom end, the bottom end forming an obtuse angle with the top end, the bottom end including a set of mounting tabs disposed in a substantially perpendicular direction thereto. Each of the set of mounting tabs has a set of oval-shaped-slots and at least one circular slot. In one example the substantially polygon main member of the backpack frame has three top sides forming three sides forming a substantially octagon shape. Reinforcement brackets can be fastened by any fastening means to at least two of the three sides of the substantially octagon shape include a reinforcement bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Redsled, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Simione
  • Patent number: 10426594
    Abstract: A method of providing ligamentory like support between two spaced locations in the body of a patient comprising fixing an anchor in each location, connecting the anchors by a filamentary element, adjusting the tension of the filamentary element between the locations to establish the desired spatial relationship between the locations to provide at least a supplementary ligamentory support between the locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KVINNO CENTRE PTY LTD
    Inventor: Peter Emmanuel Petros
  • Patent number: 10398525
    Abstract: A bag is provided for a medical monitor attachable to a litter. The bag includes a housing satchel, an upper cowl, a harness, and first and second flaps. The upper cowl closes an upper opening through which the satchel receives the monitor. The first flap connects to a front side of the satchel from a bottom edge and secures at a top edge by detachable buttons. The first flap includes a window for viewing the monitor. The second flap connects to the first flap to reversibly cover the window. The harness attaches the satchel to the litter. The satchel further includes a utility pocket connected to the satchel at a bottom edge and flexible for rolling underneath the satchel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Colin L. West, Kelcy L. Seabolt, Philip Frank Heffner
  • Patent number: 10368619
    Abstract: A travel bag, or bag capable of being positioned in multiple configurations to allow a user to carry the bag in a plurality of ways. The bag may include straps secured to the bag in such a manner as to allow a user to easily manipulate the straps into a first configuration and a second configuration. The first configuration may be in a backpack type configuration where a user may place the straps around his/her arms and shoulders to carry the bag on the back of the user. The second configuration may be in a duffle bag type configuration where a user may hold the straps in a single hand or arm. The straps may pass freely through a clip anchored to the bag allowing the bag to easily transition from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Nomatic, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Richards, Jacob Durham
  • Patent number: 10271665
    Abstract: A protective child carrier has an upper shell having a rigid outer surface and an expanded foam inner surface, the lower part of which is coupled to a lower shell also having a rigid outer surface and expanded foam inner surface. The upper shell and lower shell joined with an articulating fabric joint, the upper shell and lower shell attached to a semi-rigid back support at the top using removable fabric sidewalls which have removable attachments at the semi-rigid back support, and are attached to the semi-rigid back supports. The semi-rigid back support has shoulder pads attached at the top and bottom of the rigid back support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Teresa M. Tito
  • Patent number: 10251465
    Abstract: A backpack is provided having a waist belt with removable and position-adjustable hip pads. Hardware on the hip pads allows the position of the hip pads to be readily adjusted along a wearer's waistline. The hardware also allows the hip pads to be separated from straps of the waist belt that connect to the backpack, for example, allowing the hip pads and a front clasping portion of the waist belt to be completely removed as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: 5.11, INC.
    Inventors: Cres Trilles Alcantra, Fernando Calderon Aguilar
  • Patent number: 10245486
    Abstract: A golf bag having a shoulder strap assembly including a two strap system that can be converted to a single strap system is provided. In the two strap system, Strap A is fitted over one shoulder and Strap B is fitted over the other shoulder. To convert from a double strap configuration to a single strap configuration, Strap A is detached and slipped over the head area and coupled to Strap B. This results in a single strap comprising both Straps A and B. The combined Straps A and B are joined together by a suitable fastening means. For example, complementary male and female members that interlock with each other on the straps can be used. The shoulder strap assembly is durable, lightweight, easy to use, and comfortable. In another embodiment, a central hub connector having four open slots for retaining the shoulder straps is provided. The Straps A and B criss-cross each other in the hub connector. Strap A or B can be removed from the hub connector to convert the two-strap assembly to a single strap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard
  • Patent number: 10219609
    Abstract: An Improved Back Pack including a removable pouch member structured and arranged to be attached within a convenient backpack assembly to provide consumers, from school children to busy commuting adults, with a conveyance that allows for easier access to small personal items such as eyeglasses or sunglasses, cell phones, wallets, keys, makeup, and similar items, without having to remove the backpack simply to access these, and other frequently needed accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Christine Bryce
  • Patent number: 10201742
    Abstract: A sports bag configured as a backpack for use in storing gear is provided. The sports Tag includes a main body having a pair of straps coupled to the top or back of the main body, and a pair of storage pouches coupled to the back and bottom of the main body, each pouch including a fastening member to provide access to the pouch, and each pouch including at least one strap to stow the pouch when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Philip C. Herr
  • Patent number: 10188918
    Abstract: A golf bag having a shoulder strap assembly including a two strap system that can be converted to a single strap system is provided. In the two strap system, Strap A is fitted over one shoulder and Strap B is fitted over the other shoulder. To convert from a double strap configuration to a single strap configuration, Strap A is detached and slipped over the head area and coupled to Strap B. This results in a single strap comprising both Straps A and B. The combined Straps A and B are joined together by a suitable fastening means. For example, complementary male and female members that interlock with each other on the straps can be used. The shoulder strap assembly is durable, lightweight, easy to use, and comfortable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephanie L. Howard, Ian T K Burgess
  • Patent number: 10172477
    Abstract: Described herein is a baby carrier and insert therein. In particular, a multi functional baby carrier that transitions seamlessly from one mode to another to allow the carrying of a child from newborn baby through to a toddler wherein the main body forms an adjustable seat width position to address ergonomic concerns when in a particular carrying mode. The main body portion also comprises a hands through pouch configured to allow a wearer to pass their hands through for additional support when carrying the child. The insert includes an adjustable length back support and is configured to engage with the main body of a multi functional baby carrier without requirement of separate fasteners to retain the insert within the main body of the multi functional baby carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Phil and Teds Design Limited
    Inventors: Evarn Flaunty, Campbell Douglas Gower
  • Patent number: 10145507
    Abstract: A wearable load redistribution system can include a base support structure and a thoracic frame configured to surround an upper torso of a wearer of the system. The base support structure can include a support frame and a plurality of support members disposed at distal ends of the support frame. The thoracic frame can include a coupling structure, a front plate, and a plurality of struts. A connector member can removably connect the coupling structure to the support frame. The plurality of struts is mated to the front plate to redistribute a weight of the front plate away from shoulders of the wearer and towards the base support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: S&S Precision, LLC
    Inventors: Johnny E. Swan, Andrew C. Borland, William-Joseph Basan Elizalde
  • Patent number: 10093205
    Abstract: A head rest assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The head rest assembly includes a body having a storage compartment and a cover for mating with the body and enclosing the storage compartment. Further, the head rest assembly includes a travel pillow that is held in the storage compartment where it is made conveniently available for use by a passenger of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Eduardo Arturo Aguilar Ruelas
  • Patent number: 10076177
    Abstract: A compression system for an ergonomic backpack is disclosed. The backpack includes a backpack body having a top side, a bottom side, two lateral sides, a body side, an outer side and a pair of shoulder straps. In the embodiment, each shoulder strap is connected at a junction of the top side and the body side, extended along the corresponding lateral side, threaded through the D-ring with a distal end connected to the backpack body at a junction of the outer side and the lateral side. The invention also comprises an optional back panel and an optional back support device, secured to the body side. The back panel and support device may be filled with padding material such as a gel, foam, rubber, fluid or the like. When the user ties the two straps, the backpack is automatically compressed and moves closer to the user's back The system, operated like a regular two-strap backpack, allows the user to carry heavier loads for a longer period of time with less fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kaitlynn Li, Pei Li
  • Patent number: 9993061
    Abstract: A backpack for stowing and carrying a smart self-balancing electric scooter is provided. The backpack includes a tubular shaped body defining an interior compartment sized to fit a self-balancing electric scooter compactly therein. A pocket disposed in the interior compartment receives the scooter's battery and a slot disposed in the body provides a power cord access to the interior compartment, such that the scooter may be charged while stowed in the backpack. A flame retardant layer lining the interior compartment extinguishes any fire caused by the scooter battery, while the scooter charges in the backpack. An access flap and an access collar provide access to the interior compartment for stowing the scooter. A shoulder harness enables the backpack to be carried and a retractable handle and a plurality of multidirectional wheels enable the backpack to be towed while the scooter is stowed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Guyton
  • Patent number: 9924782
    Abstract: Disclosed is a double carrier device for handheld electronic devices. The carrier device includes a first case and a second case, wherein each of the two cases is configured to hold a mobile device therein. The two cases can be removably attached to each other via a fastening mechanism disposed on each of the cases. The fastening mechanism includes a strap and a fastener that is configured to hold the two mobile devices together therein in a substantially side-by-side or stacked configuration within the two cases. In a preferred embodiment, the two cases are substantially equal in size and dimension so as to form a unitary structure when attached together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Michelle Burke
  • Patent number: 9907369
    Abstract: An adjustable carrying pack includes a main body having an outer surface with an upper portion, a lower portion, and a rear portion. A first strap having a plurality of loops is disposed along a first side of the outer surface of the main body and a second strap having a plurality of loops is disposed along a second side of the outer surface of the main body. A bottom strap includes a fixed end and a free end having an attachment element. In a first configuration, the attachment element of the bottom strap is attached to a loop of the first strap. In a second configuration, the attachment element of the bottom strap is attached to a loop of the second strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Thule IP AB
    Inventors: Damien Kelly, Graham Jackson
  • Patent number: 9844255
    Abstract: A cover-type containing structure for flexible enclosures primarily includes a front cover sheet, a rear cover sheet and a flexible enclosure. The front cover sheet includes a first joining edge and a cover piece, whereas the rear cover sheet includes a cover assembly corresponding to the cover piece. The flexible enclosure includes a second joining edge and by engaging the first joining edge with the second joining edge, the front cover sheet and the flexible enclosure are fixed. Besides, the containing structure further includes a holding portion. Under a contained state, the holding portion is used to contain smaller objectives; whereas, in an unfolded state, in addition to using the flexible enclosure to contain larger objectives, the holding portion can be also used to contain smaller objectives. The present invention can be also applied to a piece of clothing combined with a bag unit or other flexible enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Che-Wen Lin
  • Patent number: 9826816
    Abstract: A modular wearable object includes a main body, two combination plates, and a carrier. The main body includes a main portion and at least one extension portion. The extension portion extends outward from an end of the main portion. A part of each of the combination plates is fixed on the extension portion. Each of the combination plates has a first connecting portion located on a surface thereof facing the main body. The carrier includes a bearing portion and a positioning portion, wherein a space is formed therebetween to be passed through by the main portion. The positioning portion has a second connecting portion located on a surface thereof opposite to the main portion. The second connecting portion is adapted to be detachably engaged with each of the first connecting portions. A relative position between the main body and the carrier can be adjusted, and the carrier is replaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Teng-Yao Chang
  • Patent number: 9820554
    Abstract: A lid of a backpack is disclosed having a compartment in which a standalone daysack having a shoulder strap is arranged. The compartment is transformable from a first state in which the lid is mountable to a backpack to a second state in which the standalone daysack is usable independently from the backpack. In the first state, the standalone daysack and its shoulder strap are stored within the compartment. In the second state, the compartment is inverted by turning the inside out so that the shoulder strap is usable for carrying the standalone daysack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Thule IP AB
    Inventors: Trevor Hunt, Damien Kelly, Henrik Kax
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    Patent number: 9801441
    Abstract: A bag, comprising a first bag body, a second bag body, a connecting portion, first and second combination portion, and first and second engaging portion. The connecting portion connected to the first side of the first bag body and the first side of the second bag body. The first combination portion formed on the second side of the first bag body. The second combination portion formed on the second side of the second bag body. A combination member of the second combination portion is detachably combined with a combination member of the first combination portion. The first engaging portion disposed on the connecting portion. The second engaging portion disposed on the first combination portion or the second combination portion. Wherein a first engaging member of the first engaging portion is detachably engaged with a first engaging member of the second engaging portion, and a second engaging member of the first engaging portion is detachably engaged with a second engaging member of the second engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Po-Chih Lai
  • Patent number: 9737122
    Abstract: A convertible carrying device in which the straps may be selectively secured to configure the device as a backpack or as a handbag. In the handbag configurations, the selective securing of the straps effectuates differing functional strap lengths enabling the handbag to be carried by hand, over a shoulder, or cross body. The arrangement of the connection points on the bag and the straps applies directional forces to the placket surrounding the opening that make it adopt a valley shape when in a handbag configuration and a planar orientation when in the backpack configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Mari Christine Ives, Kathleen Anne McInroe
  • Patent number: 9700124
    Abstract: An article carrier is an apparatus designed to transport, protect, and organize a user's equipment and personal items, particularly when spending time outdoors. The article carrier features a backpack as well as a deployable cushioned/padded seat that allows the article carrier to be utilized with existing outdoor equipment such as a tree stand. The article carrier may be mounted to a structure or object such as a tree. The backpack provides a cushioned/padded backrest as well when utilizing the seat. The article carrier features a left wing and a right wing that provide further storage capacity and organization for the user's equipment and personal items. The left wing and right wing may be repositioned and are detachable from the article carrier and may comprise varying numbers and types of storage compartments. The article carrier may be utilized in a compact configuration for compactness or alternatively, in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Matthew Coleman
  • Patent number: 9687062
    Abstract: A checkpoint-friendly backpack for allowing a laptop computer stored in a dedicated portion thereof to provide a clear, unobstructed, and distinct image thereof when X-ray screened at an inspection station without having to remove the laptop computer from the dedicated portion. The backpack includes a dedicated compartment and a non-dedicated compartment. The non-dedicated compartment stores items other than the laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TUMI, INC.
    Inventor: Paul V. Scicluna
  • Patent number: 9678489
    Abstract: A device includes a case for holding a mobile computer against a user's body so that a camera of the mobile computer faces away from the user's body. The device includes a wedge assembly, including a hinge and a wedge piece for contacting the user's body. The mobile computer can cause the wedge piece to rotate about the hinge, thereby positioning the case to an angle with respect to the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Udi Manber, Matthew Amacker, Nandan Dixit
  • Patent number: 9629442
    Abstract: A secured sports equipment backpack includes a top compartment having a wet storage section, a dry storage section, and a separator wall separating the wet storage section from the dry storage section. The dry storage section includes a first compartment having either a substantially spherical shape or an elongated sleeve. A bottom compartment of the back pack has a plurality of sub-compartments. The backpack includes a plurality of clips in the wet storage section. A plurality of extendible security cables are detachably connected to a respective clip at one end. A second end of the security cables is coupled to the separator wall. The security cables can be detached from the clips, wrapped around another bag or object, and then reattached to the clip to facilitate carrying one or more additional bags or objects together with the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: David A. Ponx
  • Patent number: 9591288
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image apparatus and an operation method thereof are provided. The three-dimensional image apparatus includes a projection unit, a photographic apparatus, a display module and a control unit. In a scan mode, the control unit controls the projection unit to project a structure-light pattern onto an object to be captured in different angles relatively to the object and controls the photographic apparatus to capture a plurality of composition images corresponding to different angles of the object. The composition images are converted into a three-dimensional image in a three dimensional image format through an image conversion module, and the three-dimensional-format image may display a displaying image of the object in a specific viewing angle through the display module. The projection unit and the photographic apparatus are located at a same side of the three-dimensional image apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Young Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Lung Chang, Cyun-Fang Hsu, Li-Han Wu, Po-Chuan Kang
  • Patent number: 9579003
    Abstract: A container for a potty seat includes a first end, a second end, a sidewall, and an internal flap. The first end includes an opening. The second end is opposite the first end and the opening. The sidewall extends between the first end and the second end, and defines an interior cavity between the first end, the second end, and the sidewall. The internal flap is disposed within the interior cavity and includes a first end coupled to and extending away from the second end of the container such that the internal flap is coupled to a portion of the potty seat. The configuration of the container allows the potty seat to be conveniently carried and operated with minimal contact with the potty seat as well as the portion of the multifunctional container touching the surface of a toilet seat, thereby decreasing the risk of contact with bacteria or contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tottigo, LLC
    Inventor: Kelly Leigh Smith
  • Patent number: 9578952
    Abstract: A convertible ground cover configured to be able to convert into a backpack and revert to a ground cover. The convertible ground cover and backpack may be utilized in a variety of outdoor settings like hunting, camping, or fishing. The convertible ground cover and backpack allows users to quickly convert a ground cover into a backpack using minimal tools and can be performed under various conditions. This eliminates the unnecessary extra weight required in conventional systems of carrying both a backpack and a groundcover. Furthermore, the convertible ground cover and backpack may be easily cleaned during or after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew C. Wray
  • Patent number: 9580222
    Abstract: A crate system that includes a crate body that can be easily adjusted in size without hand tools. The crate body includes four width adjustable side walls, sandwiches between a lower planar support base and an upper top panel. Each side wall includes at least one lower side wall component affixed to the perimeter edge of the support base and at least one upper side wall component. The lower and upper side wall components and interconnected with pegs and holes to adjust the width of the side wall. Straps are extended around the side walls, support base and top panel to hold them together. The support base includes at least two rows of elongated slots that extend transversely and longitudinally over the support base and foam pads. A plurality of internal straps are inserted into one of the slots and automatically engage the slots when the straps are pulled upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: William Knutz, Tonie Knutz
  • Patent number: 9521897
    Abstract: An adapter for connecting an article having MOLLE webbing thereon to a surface having no MOLLE webbing thereon comprises an intermediate panel in which is provided a plurality of slots, and on one side of which is provided a hook-and-loop fastener component for selectively attaching the panel to said surface. Straps connect the article to the panel while the fastener component connects the panel to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Fechheimer Brothers Company
    Inventor: Jesse Thompson
  • Patent number: 9510661
    Abstract: The invention provides improved backpack and waist bag carrying systems in which a waist bag rotates through a lower compartment of a backpack to allow the bearer of the backpack to access the contents of the receiver of the waist bag by rotating the waist bag to the front of the bearer's torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Patent number: 9480344
    Abstract: A bimodal child carrier has a middle panel having a middle panel upper end and a middle panel lower end. The middle panel has a right shoulder belt flap extending from a right side of the middle panel and a left shoulder belt flap extending from a left side of the middle panel. A user left shoulder strap is attached to the left shoulder belt flap, and a user right shoulder strap is attached to the right shoulder belt flap. A side panel is connected to the middle panel lower end. A chest panel is connected to the middle panel at the middle panel lower end. A left side strap is connected to the middle panel. The left side strap terminates in a left side strap first connector. A left side strap second connector is connected to the chest panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Vialpando, Jennifer Vialpando