Forming Seat Or Component Thereof Patents (Class 224/155)
  • Patent number: 10939744
    Abstract: A convertible baby carrier backpack system enables using a backpack portion as a backpack alone, a baby carrier portion as a baby carrier alone, or coupling the two portions together to form an integrated baby carrier backpack. A baby carrier has a carrier opening between a back panel and a carrier panel. A back panel is opposite the shoulder straps and configured away from a carrier when used as a baby carrier, while the carrier panel is configured proximal to the carrier when used as a baby carrier. An exemplary baby carrier portion has a carrier attachment feature configured on the back panel that enables detachable attachment of a backpack. An exemplary backpack portion has a backpack attachment feature that is configured to couple with the carrier attachment feature to enable detachable attachment of the backpack portion to the baby carrier portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAK LABS LLC
    Inventors: Lance Robinson, Vanel Marc, Geovanni Suplee, Jeremy Losaw
  • Patent number: 10869540
    Abstract: A disclosed backpack chair includes a bag comprising a top piece, a back piece, two symmetric side pieces, an apron and a bottom piece sewn together like a hooded vest and zippered up a front center thereof with a perimeter of the bottom piece to form the bag. A tri zipper track and a penta slider pull connects a perimeter of the two equal side pieces to a perimeter of the head piece and to perimeter of the bottom piece to form the bag. The backpack chair also includes suspension pockets at reinforced corners of the bag to receive collapsible pole members of a suspending structure. The backpack chair further includes at least one strap detachably connected to the bag to allow the bag to be carried on a user's back, a user's shoulder and in a user's hand or crook of a user's arm or around a user's waist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Ackerman, Christopher Michael Ackerman, Christian Lane Hansen
  • Patent number: 10827813
    Abstract: A multifunctional luggage implement configurable to form a child seat, desk and/or changing station, having a retractable stroller portion in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Anna Abrahamyan-Smith
  • Patent number: 10820721
    Abstract: Adjustable child carriers are disclosed. A disclosed example child carrier includes a child support pouch to receive a child in a substantially upright position, where the child support pouch includes an upper pouch area, a medial pouch area and a lower pouch area. The example child carrier also includes a harness to support the child support pouch on an adult, where the harness includes a first upper strap coupled to the upper pouch area, a second upper strap coupled to the upper pouch area, and a lower strap coupled to the medial pouch area. The example child carrier also includes a first leg support coupled to the child support pouch at the lower pouch area, where the first leg support pouch has a first continuously adjustable operative surface area, and a second leg support coupled to the child support pouch at the lower pouch area, where the second leg support pouch having a second continuously adjustable surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Bonnie Lindeman, Sarah Katharine Green, Shannen Root-Chin, Hyon Troutman
  • Patent number: 10820682
    Abstract: A folding chair framed backpack for integrating a folding chair and a backpack for outdoor sports includes a main frame and a seat frame coupled to a pair of pivoting seat attachments to have a folded position lying parallel with the main frame and an alternate seated position perpendicular with the main frame. A seat leg is pivotably coupled to the seat frame to have has a collapsed position folded adjacent the seat frame and an alternate extended position perpendicular with the seat frame in the seated position to create a chair. A plurality of seat cushions is coupled to the seat frame and the main frame. A backpack is selectively engageable with the bottom section and the rise section and a harness is coupled to the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Maurice Jones
  • Patent number: 10779660
    Abstract: An infant swing rocking chair includes a frame, two rocking bars and a chair assembly. The two front legs are arc posts protruding forward; the front legs and rear legs are hinged through the leg joint, and the front legs and the rear legs have two working positions of unfolding & supporting and folding; the rocking bar has the working position of rocking and the working position of locating; the bottom of each rocking bar is hinged with the chair assembly through the chair joint to make the chair assembly have the working position for the swing and the working position for the rocking chair; and the infant swing rocking chair has two use modes: a swing and a rocking chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KUNSHAN LUCKY CHILD PRODUCT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joe Zou
  • Patent number: 10694867
    Abstract: An infant carrier includes a main panel configured to support an infant between the main panel and a caregiver, first and second shoulder straps each having one end extending from the main panel and another end detachably connectable to a portion of the infant carrier, and a waist band disposed at a lower end of the main panel. A shade is attached to and selectively detachable from the infant carrier. The shade is deployable to cover and extend above at least a top portion of the main panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KOLCRAFT ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Hyon Troutman, Sarah Green, Gabrielle Fraire, Shannen Root Chin
  • Patent number: 10486641
    Abstract: A car-transportable cradle for injured animals used to hold a pet in place while riding in a car. The apparatus includes a resting panel, a first wing, a second wing, a first handle, a second handle, a first harness-attachment point, a second harness-attachment point, a standing base, and a car-seat securing mechanism. The resting panel retains an injured animal in a semi-recumbent position. The first wing and the second wing enclose the sides of the resting panel preventing the injured animal from being displaced from the proper securing position. The first handle and the second handle provide the user with gripping surfaces to easily transport the present invention into and out or a passenger car. The standing base retains the present invention securely on top of the car-seat. The car-seat securing mechanism prevents the present invention ensure the present invention remains mounted when the car accelerates or changes direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Rosemary Koop
  • Patent number: 10159357
    Abstract: A lightweight child carrier that can be mounted upon the front or the back of a wearer's torso with little or no need to adjust the carriers harness. The carrier includes a main panel having generally a rectangular shape. The bottom edge of the main panel is joined to the top edge of a padded waist band and the bottom edge of a head restraining panel is joined to the top edge of the main panel. Shoulder straps are connected to the main panel and are cojoined by a chest strap that is slidably mounted upon each shoulder strap. Adjustable restraining straps are connected to the chest strap and to the head restraining panel. An auxiliary waist belt is provided that considerably expands the length of the waist band to allow the carrier to be worn by a woman during pregnancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc.
    Inventor: Karin Annette Frost
  • Patent number: 10051947
    Abstract: A backpack converts into a babychair. The babychair is adapted to attach to a table and to allow a human child to sit in the babychair while facing the table. The babychair converts into a backpack for convenient transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Primo Antonio Sisante
  • Patent number: 10034468
    Abstract: The fishing rod carrying bag is a luggage item. The fishing rod carrying bag attaches to a person using a plurality of shoulder straps. The fishing rod carrying bag further comprises a rod carrier. The rod carrier secures a plurality of fishing rods to the fishing rod carrying bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Blair Pitts
  • Patent number: 9975457
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a base for providing support on a vehicle seat, a child support assembly coupled with the base, the child support assembly including a seat portion and a backrest portion pivotally connected with each other, the child support assembly being adjustable relative to the base between a sitting position and a recumbent position, a latch operable to lock the child support assembly with the base in the sitting position or the recumbent position, and an actuator operatively connected with the latch, the actuator being operable to cause the latch to unlock for adjustment of the child support assembly between the sitting position and the recumbent position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: BP Children's Products HK Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying-Zhong Chen, Zu Jian Liu
  • Patent number: 9642424
    Abstract: A suitcase with foldable seat including a suitcase and each of a right inner leg and a left inner leg of a pair of inner legs coupled to a back side of the suitcase. A front end of each a right support member and a left support member of a pair of horizontal support members is pivotally attached to each of the right inner leg and the left inner leg, respectively, and a rear end of each of the right support member and the left support member is pivotally attached to each of a right outer leg and a left outer leg, respectively, of a pair of outer legs. A seat covering is continuously disposed between each of the pair of inner legs and the pair of outer legs. The pair of outer legs is foldable between a retracted position and an alternate extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Baron Holmes
  • Patent number: 9642445
    Abstract: Disclosed is a backpack cot, operating from a backpack position for hiking to a cot position for sleeping. The backpack cot has a frame. The frame includes a plurality of rigid members and a plurality of hinges for unfolding the backpack cot from the backpack position to the cot position. The backpack cot has a sleeping surface. The backpack cot also has a combination storage container and flotation device, for sealing contents of the container and for serving as a life preserver. The backpack cot may also have a carriage area for holding the storage container, a pair of shoulder straps, a waist belt, and a padded back which, together comprise the sleeping surface in the cot position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Reid Cooke
  • Patent number: 9615666
    Abstract: A backpack assembly that includes a backpack adapted to carry sports equipment with a foldable seat and roller segment secured thereto. The backpack has an internal bag frame to support the sports equipment. The backpack also has a sports-ball-securing segment and an insulated pouch for food and beverages. The foldable seat is secured to the bag frame to provide a seat that can fold out for the participant or spectator to sit upon. The roller segment automatically engages such that the bag can be tipped and rolled by the participant or spectator when the foldable seat is stored. When the foldable seat is deployed, the roller segment automatically disengages to provide a stable platform for the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Let'M Play, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia M. Milich, Michael Milich, William Manson, Brian Jones, Renee M. Brobst, Diane R. Blanck
  • Patent number: 9504300
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable adjustable support device for hands-free viewing of an object, such as a hand-held electronic device or book, comprising: an articulated bipod frame comprising a first support leg and a second support leg flexibly connected at the top; a support strap is connected to the lower portion of the first support leg, the lower portion of the second support leg, and the middle portion of the first support leg, wherein the support strap is adjustable in length; and a support configured to secure a viewable object to the upper portion of the first and second support legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Donahue Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Donahue
  • Patent number: 9332824
    Abstract: A backpack assembly for converting into a table and chairs includes a primary frame that is selectively positionable between a table position and a box position. A movable portion of the primary frame is operationally coupled to a central portion of the primary frame. A secondary frame is operationally coupled to the primary frame. The secondary frame is selectively used as a chair. A leg is selectively coupled to the primary frame. The primary frame is supported above a support surface when the primary frame is selectively positioned into the table position. A carrying frame is operationally coupled to the primary frame. The carrying frame is selectively coupled to a user so the user carries the assembly. A wheel selectively coupled to the carrying frame The assembly is selectively rolled along the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Matilda A. Kriemelmeyer
  • Patent number: 9332852
    Abstract: A backpack assembly that includes a backpack adapted to carry sports equipment with a foldable seat and roller segment secured thereto. The backpack has an internal bag frame to support the sports equipment. The backpack also has a sports-ball-securing segment and an insulated pouch for food and beverages. The foldable seat is secured to the bag frame to provide a seat that can fold out for the participant or spectator to sit upon. The roller segment automatically engages such that the bag can be tipped and rolled by the participant or spectator when the foldable seat is stored. When the foldable seat is deployed, the roller segment automatically disengages to provide a stable platform for the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LET'M PLAY, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia M. Milich, Michael Milich, William Manson, Brian Jones, Renee M. Brobst, Diane R. Blanck
  • Patent number: 9072365
    Abstract: A back support including a bag, such as a handbag, backpack, or computer bag, a cushion of resilient material shaped to provide lower back support, and a pocket that holds the cushion. The pocket attaches to the bag by a band. A zipper extends across the pocket where the band attaches to the bag and the pocket. The pocket has at least two positions, low and middle, with mid-high and high positions in the current configuration. The pocket is secured in most positions by an attachable/detachable attachment. The attachment is not needed in the low position because the band prevents the pocket dropping lower. The zipper holds the pocket in the middle position. The attachment secures the pocket in the mid-high and high positions. The attachment includes one or more fasteners with one mating fastener component on the pocket and the other component on the outer surface of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Fereshteh Maneii
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150084381
    Abstract: An apparatus and system are disclosed for transporting an item. The apparatus includes a panel and at least one substantially rigid shoulder support. The panel includes a substantially flat material. The shoulder support is pivotably coupled to the panel. The shoulder support is pivotable from a storage position to a transporting position. In the storage position, the shoulder support is positioned adjacent the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Greg G. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150076182
    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: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Matthew Coleman
  • Patent number: 8960509
    Abstract: A combination backpack and clothing holder allows for the organized storage and drying of individual clothing articles. The clothing holder is configurable between a stored state in which it is folded compactly when not in use, and a use state in which the clothing holder portion is unfolded or opened or deployed to store articles of clothing and to promote drying and access to the clothing articles. Optionally, the clothing holder portion may be generally in the shape of a body, including hand/arm portions and leg/foot portions, which facilitate organizing of clothing articles into corresponding compartments of the clothing holder according to how the articles are normally worn. Optionally, the clothing holder may be configured in a stored-use or transport state in which the articles are securely stored in a folded configuration while a backpack portion of the combination backpack and clothing holder is being worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Rathbun
  • Patent number: 8919508
    Abstract: A portable suitcase tabletop system features a suitcase with a u-shaped telescopic handle located on a suitcase top surface. The telescopic handle slides out and away from the suitcase top surface when extended. The suitcase features a plurality of wheels located on a suitcase bottom surface. The system features a planar table pivotally located on a suitcase rear surface or a suitcase front surface. A U-shaped bar is slides out from the suitcase rear surface or the suitcase front surface next to a table bottom surface. The bar supports the table. The table and the bar are located in a zippered pouch. A telescopic front support slides out from a front support cavity located in the suitcase rear surface or the suitcase front surface close to the suitcase bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Monica E. Halko, Karen Heitz
  • Patent number: 8678253
    Abstract: A backpack providing ergonomic support for the back and neck of the wearer. The backpack provides continuous, fully ergonomic cushioning support to provide optimal comfort to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: David M. Graham
  • Publication number: 20140076942
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for providing a stool or chair that a user may rest upon that may also be utilized by the user to carry a heavy load. The apparatus includes a backpack with an internalized support frame and a framework for a stool or chair seat. The internal frame supports a heavy load within the pack without pressing the internal framework against the users back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Vertex International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Hurt
  • Publication number: 20140008401
    Abstract: A cushion device that may be wearable. The wearable cushion may include an upper pad attached to a lower pad. The upper and lower pad may both include cushions for extra padding. The upper and lower pads may further include straps, so that the upper and lower pads may be strapped to an individual and be worn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis Scott
  • Patent number: 8607945
    Abstract: A system and a method of a carbon fiber-reinforced intelligent wheeled backpack and human transportation seat with adjustable foot rest is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of simultaneous human being and luggage transportation through an airport may include coupling an upper part of a handle assembly to a hollow lower part through a connector wherein the upper part of the handle assembly may be permitted to be pulled in and out of the hollow lower part of the handle assembly. A backpack body comprising a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) material may be coupled to the hollow lower part of the handle assembly wherein the backpack body may include spinable wheels, an adjustable seat, and adjustable footrests for simultaneous human and luggage transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Issa Afif Issa Kawalit
  • Patent number: 8573454
    Abstract: A combination backpack and seating apparatus. The present invention comprises a seat member having a top wall, at least one side wall, a front wall, and a rear wall defining a seat volume. A back support is rotatably connected proximal to the rear wall of the member and is rotatable between an angled position that is inclined relative to the sitting surface and a horizontal position substantially adjacent to the sitting surface. The invention comprises a foldable support assembly that is configurable to a generally planar folded state and an expanded state, wherein in the folded state the support assembly is rotatable between a first position that is generally parallel to the sitting surface. The invention further comprises an enclosure detachably connected to the back support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Rafael Alberto Talavera Tolentino
  • Patent number: 8556140
    Abstract: A multi-functional backpack and pleated cushion assembly wherein the cushion is attached to and forms a part of the backpack. The backpack portion includes a front panel, a rear panel and a chamber defined between the front and rear panel for containing books, papers, food, etc. The longitudinally extending pleated cushion includes a plurality of laterally extending pockets filled with a sponge like material. The pleated cushion is foldable along the pleats or may be rolled up into a compact roll for carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Abdulmohsen A. Almoumen
  • Patent number: 8556139
    Abstract: A multi-functional backpack and pleated cushion assembly wherein the cushion is attached to and forms a part of the backpack. The backpack portion includes a front panel, a rear panel and a chamber defined between the front and rear panel for containing books, papers, food, etc. The longitudinally extending pleated cushion includes a plurality of laterally extending pockets filled with a sponge like material. The pleated cushion is foldable along the pleats or may be rolled up into a compact roll for carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Abdulmohsen A Almoumen
  • Publication number: 20130126564
    Abstract: A rigid frame type backpack and a kit of tubular segments for use therewith and convert the same to a chair. The kit includes a plurality tubular segments that can be detachably inter-connected by elastic cord means into a rigid assembly that includes a chair seat and a pair of chair front legs with such assembly being detachably securable to the backpack frame. The lower portion of the backpack frame provides the rear legs of the chair and above that a backrest for the occupant of the chair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Craig H. Savage, SR.
  • Patent number: 8424730
    Abstract: A pack with an integrated seat, including a base member comprising oppositely disposed first and second edges, a fixed leg member connected to the first edge, a hinged leg member pivotally connected to the second edge, a rigid seat member pivotally connected to the fixed leg member and arranged to be supported by the fixed leg member and the hinged leg member when the pack is arranged in a seating position, a shell arranged to at least partially enclose a volume defined by the fixed leg member, the hinged leg member, and the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Brunning
  • Patent number: 8220510
    Abstract: A carrying bag assembly comprises a bag assembly, a flap, and a first connection system. The bag assembly comprises a front panel, a rear panel, a left side panel, a right side panel, a bottom panel, and a cover panel. The bag assembly defines a bag opening and a connection pocket. The flap defines first and second flap surfaces. The flap may be in one of a first attached configuration, a second attached configuration, and a detached configuration. When in either of the first and second attached configurations, the flap may be moved between a closed configuration and an open configuration. When in one of the attached configurations, either the first or second flap surface is visible when the flap is in the closed configuration. When the flap is in either of the first or the second attached configurations, the first connection system is substantially located within the connection pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Fairhaven Group, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Scott Armstrong, Gary D. Hubbert
  • Publication number: 20120080461
    Abstract: A chair (1) having at least one base (5a, 5b) and a seating surface (2a), wherein at least part of the base (5a, 5b) is designed as stowage space (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Peter E. Drollinger
  • Publication number: 20120067930
    Abstract: A combination backpack and seating apparatus. The present invention comprises a seat member having a top wall, at least one side wall, a front wall, and a rear wall defining a seat volume. A back support is rotatably connected proximal to the rear wall of the member and is rotatable between an angled position that is inclined relative to the sitting surface and a horizontal position substantially adjacent to the sitting surface. The invention comprises a foldable support assembly that is configurable to a generally planar folded state and an expanded state, wherein in the folded state the support assembly is rotatable between a first position that is generally parallel to the sitting surface. The invention further comprises an enclosure detachably connected to the back support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Rafael Alberto Talavera Tolentino
  • Patent number: 8123090
    Abstract: Disclosed is a combination backpack and seat cover apparatus which may be used with seats and benches without the need to use straps or buckles to hold the apparatus in place. A rigid, removable support for the apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Missick
  • Patent number: 8113396
    Abstract: There is now provided a chair and pack frame combination including telescoping legs, which are pivotably coupled to one another. Front legs are rotatably coupled to a seat frame, the seat frame being adjustable between an up and a down position. The frame also includes a cushion and carrying straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Schilly
  • Publication number: 20120006866
    Abstract: Hockey bag meets shoe-fitting stool. This invention is an equipment bag that converts to a stool with a ramped platform intended to aid an adult in the process of tying a child's skates. No assembly is required, the exterior bag material is built around the interior stool and ramped platform. The adult sitting on the stool facing the child can comfortably help put on and tie the child's skates. This device is intended to work for adults tying children's skates' the way a shoe salesman aids in tying a customer's shoes. This is a one-unit device; all parts are contained in the skeleton of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: John Joseph Creamer, Mark Gerard Creamer
  • Publication number: 20110304187
    Abstract: A seating apparatus that is capable of both sliding and pivoting thereby lending to advantageously positioning a hunter in relation to their prey. By enabling a seat portion to horizontally slide along a plane, the hunter can reposition away from an object, e.g., a tree. Additionally, the seat portion of the apparatus is capable of pivoting in either direction thereby enhancing line of sight to hunting game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: John Ross
  • Patent number: 8047413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to soft, multifunctional carriers which transport equipment, such as hunting equipment, hunting bows, compound bows, hunting gear, camping gear, hiking gear and animal antlers for camping, fishing and/or hunting. The equipment can be placed on or hung from a tree or the like and act as a backrest or cushion and provide access to the equipment transported for hunting, camping or fishing purposes. The carrier can be utilized in conjunction with an elevated tree stand or as a storage area on or near ground level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Gameplan Gear, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Arajakis
  • Patent number: 8038042
    Abstract: A backpack which includes a frame and a cover. The frame has a first frame element which is connected with a first portion of the cover and a second frame element which is connected to a second portion of the cover. The second frame element is pivotably arranged on the first frame element at a region lying between an upper region and a lower region of the first frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing BV
    Inventor: Kaja Inga Anita Bartel
  • Publication number: 20110240692
    Abstract: Luggage, such as suitcases and backpacks, converts into personal flotation devices by incorporating flotation elements into their structure. Backpacks can also be converted to rescue harnesses by the incorporation of a reinforcing strap and rescue ring. Significantly, such multi-purpose items of luggage offer users access to safety devices unavailable to users of ordinary luggage, enabling such users to have access to lifesaving equipment without requiring the user to carry a dedicated PFD or rescue harness. In one embodiment a backpack includes an emergency lower opening that can be used to remove heavy items while the user is still wearing the backpack, to increase the buoyancy of the survival backpack by eliminating ballast. In another embodiment, a backpack includes a peripheral zipper that separates the backpack into first and second portions, one portion to be worn over the chest and the other portion to be worn over the back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Dal S. Park
  • Publication number: 20110204106
    Abstract: A pack with an integrated seat, including a base member comprising oppositely disposed first and second edges, a fixed leg member connected to the first edge, a hinged leg member pivotally connected to the second edge, a rigid seat member pivotally connected to the fixed leg member and arranged to be supported by the fixed leg member and the hinged leg member when the pack is arranged in a seating position, a shell arranged to at least partially enclose a volume defined by the fixed leg member, the hinged leg member, and the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph BRUNNING
  • Patent number: 7845720
    Abstract: A portable platform that allows for independent assembly and disassembly of SCUBA diving equipment comprised of a folding seating implement with a pair of front, rear and side crossed legs, a seating means, a backrest and armrests. An additional plurality of seating implement legs is pivotally connected to the posterior portions of the back crossed legs and connected at their lower portions. A concave vertical recess is located along the midline of the seating implement backrest that extends from the concave recess located at the midline rear portion of the seating implement seating means to the top edge of the seating implement backrest. At least one linear nylon support strip is connected at each lateral side of the seating implement backrest and extends laterally across a back portion of the seating implement backrest. A plurality of pouch pockets is connected to each lateral side of the seating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Carl Wells Randall
  • Publication number: 20100301078
    Abstract: An arrangement for converting, and a method of converting the arrangement, between a backpack and a chair, includes a bag for storing items, the bag having a back portion and an opposite front portion, a pair of shoulder straps attached to the bag for supporting the back portion against one's back during use as a backpack, and a body rest mounted on the bag for pivoting movement between a backpack position in which the body rest overlies the front portion during use as a backpack, and a chair position in which the body rest supports at least one of one's back and buttocks during use as a chair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Ofer TAMIR, Barry RONNE, Klas Fredrik PERMAN
  • Publication number: 20100252589
    Abstract: A backpack stool (1) having a frame (8) with legs (9) attached thereto via pivot points (15) that allow a user to easily convert the backpack stool from a backpack for transporting items to a stool with a surface for sitting. To use the backpack stool as a stool, a user simple folds the legs outward from the frame into an extended position and places the ends of the legs on the ground. The user may then sit on the rear surface (3) of the backpack stool where the shoulder straps (7) are normally located. The rear surface of the backpack is preferably reinforced with a webbing (13) or other material located between the frame. To use the backpack stool as a backpack, a user simple folds the legs into a folded position so that the legs are parallel with the frame. The user may then use the shoulder straps to carry the backpack stool on the user's back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Virgil Popescu
  • Publication number: 20100237110
    Abstract: A modular backpack system may be provided. The modular backpack system includes a first back panel, a second back panel configured to be removably attached to the first back panel, the second back panel including a first surface such that the first surface of the second back panel is wider than the first back panel, and an adjustable attachment system connected to the first surface of the second back panel including a plurality of attachment rails disposed along at least a portion of the vertical length of the second back panel in a substantially parallel configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Scott Leroy Hunter
  • Publication number: 20100186134
    Abstract: Three dimensional fabric matrices are provided for insertion into compartments of or attachment to wearable items and padded items, referred to as contact articles. The matrix includes a core that maintains an air space between inner and outer layers to facilitate heat transfer by convection and evaporation, when the enclosure is breathable. When the enclosure restricts air permeation, the air space provides insulation. Embodiments reconfigurable from insulating to breathable include adjustable impermeable sections that releasably cover permeable sections. The matrix also absorbs shocks and distributes stresses to provide padding and cushioning, including reduction of backface signature in ballistic applications. Wearable items containing one or more matrices offer enhanced thermal regulation and shock absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: VARILOFT, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Hunter, Whitney R. Hunter, Stephen A. Gathings
  • Patent number: 7757912
    Abstract: A sports backpack includes a hollow bag member with a pair of shoulder straps on the front surface thereof for securing the bag member to a user's back. The bag member includes several storage compartments that are accessible with zippers. Furthermore, the bag member includes a plurality of horizontally aligned male snap members on the rear surface thereof. An accompanying collapsible stool includes an attachment strip with mating female snap members thereon for fastening the stool to the bag member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Eliseo Fabro