Convertible To A Different Art Device Patents (Class 224/577)
  • Patent number: 10912394
    Abstract: A baby carrier system is described, which beneficially includes a selectively changeable waist strap. The baby carrier may generally comprise a main panel and a waist support portion at the bottom of the main panel or connected to the bottom of the main panel. The waist support portion may be generally hollow or include an opening for receiving a selectively changeable waist strap. The hollow or opening may include one or more connectors configured to mate with a connector on the selectively changeable waist strap. In use, the connectors may be attached to the selectively changeable waist strap within the hollow or opening and then the connectors may be disengaged to allow the selectively changeable waist strap to be removed and replaced by another waist strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Mary Elizabeth Young
  • Publication number: 20150144672
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device with a built-in handle includes a main body and a holding member as the built-in handle, arranged on one side of the main body. The main body includes a housing and a display screen. And the holding member can be fully recessed into the main body when not required. The holding member as functions as a support to allow the hand-held electronic device to be freestanding and with a bracket, the hand-held electronic device can be suspended for better viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: SHAO-HAN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20150115012
    Abstract: A bagged cooling stand for raising a laptop computer to increase air circulation comprises a sleeve, a pocket, a foldable cooling stand. The folded cooling stand is anchored inside of the pocket. The self contained cooling stand comprises a frame, leaves, and pins. There are 2 opposite slopes in the ribs reinforced flat frame for locking the leaves on standing up position with gravity of a laptop. The cooling stand has flat shape and similar outside profile of the pocket for storing and portable, and is strong enough as a portable desk. After opening the pocket and setting up the leaves of the stand on user's lap, a laptop can seats on lifted edges of the leaves for free air flowing and lowering temperature of the laptop. Lower temperature will increase the performance of a laptop and make user operate on his lap comfortably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yuejie Zhang, Shifang Xu
  • Publication number: 20150102080
    Abstract: A multipurpose carrier is configurable in various modes for performing various functions. The carrier includes a main body having front and rear sides and first and second pouches each provided with a storage compartment for removably storing various articles in the plurality of modes of the multipurpose carrier and provided with an opening accessible from the front side of the main body for permitting the articles to be inserted into and removed from the storage compartment. The main body includes a folding zone that separates the main body into a first section containing the first pouch and a second section containing the second pouch and about which the first and second sections are configured to be folded relative to one another to position the second pouch into substantial overlying relation relative to a surface portion of the rear side of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: GARY M. BULLOCK
  • Publication number: 20150090757
    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: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Che-Wen LIN
  • Patent number: 8985419
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a kit of parts, system and method for providing survival assistance in an emergency, the kit of parts includes a sealable container for storing emergency tools and materials therein, a lid that removably attaches to the sealable container, a collapsible band that, when expanded, slidably engages the exterior circumference of the sealable container and that, when collapsed, is stored within the sealable container, a carabiner that attaches to the collapsible band, a first reshaped paper clip that attaches to the collapsible band and edible material, a second reshaped paper cip that attaches to the collapsible band and an edible material and a wire saw that attaches to the collapsible band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: John T. Cowan
  • Patent number: 8973798
    Abstract: A durable yet flexible protective bicycle cover is disclosed. The protective cover having properties of insulation from damage, wear, elements, dust and dirt, and the like. The protective cover further includes means for carrying a bicycle while within the cover, means for pushing a bicycle while within the cover, means for lifting a bicycle to and from a motor vehicle while within the cover, and means for transforming the cover into a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Lori Louise Bradford
  • Patent number: 8777076
    Abstract: A multipurpose organizer that can be quickly and easily converted into multiple articles such as but not limited to a carrying tote, a purse, a seat organizer and a head rest is provided. The method of making the multifunctional organizer and the methods of using the multifunctional organizer are also provided. In one embodiment the main body of consists of a single piece of material providing for low cost construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ann Marie Carrier
  • Patent number: 8695859
    Abstract: A frameless hunting blind and fanny pack (or back pack) are combined. The pack has a belt (or shoulder strap) extending between clips. The pack also has, a case defining a main compartment with a zippered opening. A veil of camouflage material serves as the blind. The veil extends from an upper vertex to hang up high, and from there to an outspread bottom for staking to the ground. The veil has a spreading shape to simulate a root flare of a tree. The vertex is attached to the case of the pack and inside the main compartment. For travel, the veil is stuffed inside the main compartment and shut therein. In the field, the pack is taken off, the veil pulled and spread out, and the belt (or shoulder straps) is (are) belted around a tree trunk to provide the vertex with its high suspension point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Alan Stalker, Tim Pashia
  • Patent number: 8668122
    Abstract: A tablet computer accessory system for holding a tablet computer includes a base; a plurality of holding straps extending from the base, the plurality of straps each forming a loop, each loop oriented on a corner of the tablet computer; a lanyard interconnected with the base; a handle interconnected with the base; a hanging strap interconnected with a carabineer, the hanging strap attached to the base; and a leg strap interconnected with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Case, Dennis Balchunas
  • Patent number: 8662506
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-function cart for storing and transporting emergency or other supplies. The multi-function cart comprises two shells that can be secured together to form a transportable storage container. When separated, each shell is convertible into various configurations that can be used to sustain life during and after a disaster as well as to clean-up and rebuild after a disaster has occurred. The multi-function cart can also be used recreationally. In this manner, the multi-function cart enables victims to quickly care for themselves, and encourages victims to immediately begin the clean-up and rebuilding process. Each shell is convertible into different configurations using various tubes. Hub brackets on opposing sides of the shell include adapters to which any of the tubes can be connected. The tubes can be connected to the adapters in an upward or a downward orientation to form different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Troy Bengtzen
  • Patent number: 8528797
    Abstract: A rescue device is disclosed for rescuing a child from a life threatening situation. The device includes a container for the reception therein of the child. A cover cooperates with the container such that when the child has been placed within the container, the container and the cover cooperate together to define a safe enclosure for the evacuation of the child from the life threatening situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Templeton, Robert J. Gold
  • Publication number: 20130119105
    Abstract: A flexible pouch, such as a plastic bag, twisted, rolled, wound or otherwise formed into either a wearable band or an elongated strand defining a central portion and a pair of opposed ends. In the case of a band, the ends are connected together such that the central portion is oriented in a curved shape, and the article worn about the wrist or other body part as ornamentation. The pouch, when oriented in this manner, substantially conceals the functional attributes thereof, at which time the ends can be detached from each other and the pouch opened, or, in the case of the strand, the strand can be reopened into the pouch. The invention can be produced in quantities, in assorted sizes, patterns and/or colors if desired, and have the attributes of inexpensive decorative jewelry. Methods for manufacturing and using such articles are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Lynda S. Mariano
  • Patent number: 8333309
    Abstract: A system of odor control comprising a combination pack which functions as a chamber for human odor adsorption wherein a connected or detachably securable flexible funnel may be stowed, stored, deployed and/or used independently further comprising a detachably securable odor adsorption means, a detachably securable odor filtering means, a pocket, a fastening means and a vent located about one or more portions of said pack and/or said flexible funnel wherein said product may be located about the user and/or used to surround a portion or substantially all of a user while hunting to reduce odor that would normally alert game. One or more vents may be adjustable and used to regulate airflow and/or allow the user to enter, exit, or expose a portion of the user or the user in entirety and/or an item from the flexible funnel at a desirable moment of activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Todd Riddleberger
  • Publication number: 20120305725
    Abstract: A recreational board comprises a first anchor for receiving a first portion of a support strap or leash having a free end for attachment to a user, and a second anchor spaced from the first anchor and adapted for attachment to a portion of the support strap or leash, to transform the support strap or leash into a transport or storage strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Kirk T. Dackow
  • Publication number: 20120240521
    Abstract: An embodiment of the carrying case system of the present invention includes a front panel and a body portion. A transport strap and a handle attach to the body portion for the user to hold the carry case. There is an adjustable hold strap attached between the body portion and the front panel, so that the hinged relationship between the front panel and the body portion ranges from a closed position to an open position. Length of the adjustable hold strap sets the open position, forming a flat workspace with the back face of the front panel. The body portion also includes an attachment area, which removably engages an insert panel. The insert panels have different configurations of pockets, straps, and pouches. The carrying case system can be used for different functions related to the particular insert panel installed in the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Richard W. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20120199622
    Abstract: A lap desk having a highly adjustable surface to hold a variety of electronics and media, including tablet and handheld devices, laptops, portable gaming and electronic devices, writing pads, books and magazines for use while sitting, laying down, reclining, and standing, including multiple angle adjustments between 0 and 90 degrees, a foam base for comfort, and storage and pocket areas for devices, cables, and other accessories. The lap desk can include a removable or permanent travel cover that holds the entire unit and any stored equipment, and it can include a detachable stuffed animal to make it more child friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Palmer, Cathy W. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20120193385
    Abstract: A portable seat cushion kit comprising: a tote bag, where the tote bag includes at least one handle, an opening to access the interior of the bag and a zipper to close the opening; and a seat cushion, where the seat cushion is stored in the interior of the bag. The bag may include a first side, a first short side, a second side and a second short side. In one particular embodiment, the first short side includes a cell phone pocket and the second short side includes a key pocket. The interior of the tote bag may further include a coin purse, where the coin purse includes a zipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: MICHAEL PACE
  • Publication number: 20120047618
    Abstract: A convertible bib system is disclosed. The bib system includes a substrate base with a front side and a rear side, a catch-all pocket, an adjustable bib clip strap, collar bands, recesses, storage compartments, and various fastening devices. The bib system is configured for storage of small items and for conversion from a bib to a clutch/wallet. The bib system is configured as a bib for secure attachment around the neck of a child, the capturing of food particles and liquids, the subsequent cleaning of the bib and the transport of the folded bib in a clutch/wallet state. The bib system also is utilized for the storage of a multiplicity of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Toni Lyons Phillips
  • Publication number: 20110309121
    Abstract: An adaptable bag system for infant care is presented. The infant care system has a primary bag assembly and a plurality of detachable bag holders that are detachably securable to the primary bag assembly. The primary bag assembly includes a diaper bag, multiple storage pockets, multiple clicking posts for attaching accessories, and a foldable flap for overlapping and covering the diaper bag. The plurality of detachable bag holders are for holding various baby articles, and each of the said bag holders have a releasable latch for releasable attachment to the clicking posts. The plurality of detachable bag holders could include bottle holders, feeding accessories holders, pacifier holders, food bags, cosmetics bags, small purses/money holders, waterproof bags, clothes bags, cooler bags, wipes holders, storage bags, changing pads, bag top flap, key chains, credit card holders, mat or blanket holders, and cell phone and/or personal digital assistant (PDA) cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher P. Dooley, Loren Taylor
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110233252
    Abstract: The invention is a travel bag called, “I've Got Everything Smart Travel Bag,” created to conceal personal items, for convenience, safety, and easy sanitizing. The bag is made of durable leather. It can be used for long or short travel trips, as an exercise bag, or a portable diaper bag, or sleeping bag. It is made in sizes L, M, S, XS for, adults, children, and infants. The bag folds with two straps and has a shoulder strap. It has four concealed compartments, three in the top section and one in the bottom section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Jeanette Warren
  • Patent number: 7931179
    Abstract: A holder for compound tray and tools that includes a flexible sheet assembly that is removably mounted to a belt positioned around a user's waist. The sheet assembly includes a number of pockets with magnets designed for holding tools inside. Reinforcement members are mounted to the upper and lower edges of the sheet assembly to hold the sheet assembly in an extended position yet there are no reinforcement members along the lateral edges to still permit some flexibility of the sheet assembly. A tray holder assembly is mounted to the reinforcement adjacent to the lower edge. A tray holder supporting assembly, like cords, keeps the tray holder in a substantially horizontal position. Magnetic elements that are mounted to the tray and tray holder cause the tray to come toward the tray holder providing stability to the structure. Locking members can also be removably mounted to the tray and tray holder assembly to keep them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Cuellar
  • Publication number: 20110088135
    Abstract: A convertible garment that is reconfigurable from a garment to a neck pillow. The neck pillow may be generally U-shaped to fit about the neck of a wearer. The garment may include a pocket generally corresponding in shape to desired shape of the neck pillow. The pocket is of sufficient size to receive the remainder of the garment so that the remainder of the garment can be inserted into the pocket. The pocket may be sized so that the remainder of the garment substantially fills the pocket, thereby providing a relatively firm neck pillow capable of providing the desired level of neck support. The pocket may have a closure, such as a zipper, to retain the remainder of the garment in the pocket. The garment may be a jacket with the pocket located in the lower back that opens to the inside of the garment. The pocket may be manufactured from or lined with a soft material, such as a brushed tricot or a fleece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Brian T. Snyder, Mitchell S. Zapp, William K. Inman
  • Publication number: 20110079623
    Abstract: This invention is a system and method for constructing a handbag, purse, carrier bag with hidden backpack capable of being converted into a jacket worn with backpack; alternatively, the backpack can be used separately as another smaller carrier bag or purse; this handbag invention contains a zipper system around the bottom half of the handbag that ends at the bottom center of the handbag which hides the upper third portion of the jacket. There are pockets located in the front center of the jacket. Drawstrings at the top of the handbag are loosened to create a waistband when in jacket form. The strap for the purse becomes a belt for the jacket by the use of clips on the ends of the strap, and d-rings attached to the handbag. This method and system is capable of transforming the jacket back into a handbag, carrier bag and purse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
  • Publication number: 20110062202
    Abstract: A portable, infant essentials, protective device to attach to an infant carrier. The invention is a wearable, hands-free, lightweight diaper bag that functions to prevent sun exposure to an infant's arms and legs while being carried in the infant carrier. The invention is a combined diaper bag, diaper-changing pad, infant play surface and breastfeeding privacy cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Deborah Fay Sand
  • Publication number: 20100237121
    Abstract: An article of apparel is convertible into a travel pillow and includes an elongated scarf having opposite end regions, a pair of open pockets at the end regions, and a pair of gloves receivable in one of the pockets when not worn on a wearer's hands. A hat is optionally receivable in the one pocket when not worn on the wearer's head. The scarf is foldable onto itself by being folded or rolled from the other of the pockets towards the one pocket to form folded scarf portions. The folded scarf portions are receivable in the one pocket, together with the gloves and optionally the hat, for joint compact storage, or for use as a travel pillow in which the folded scarf portions, the gloves, and optionally the hat, stuff and plump the pillow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Michael STEIN
  • Patent number: 7761944
    Abstract: A baby changing duffel includes a changing pad formed of resilient material, sized and shaped to serve as a changing surface for either an infant or a toddler. The pad is covered with a removable, washable cover. The cover is sized and shaped to fit over the changing pad and has an inner changing surface and an outer surface. An upper pouch is attached adjacent to an upper end of the outer surface. A retaining sleeve is attached to a lower end of the cover and encloses a folded portion of the pad and cover. The side pockets have interior compartments and are attached at the edges of the outer surface of the cover. The side pockets are folded over the inner changing surface for transport. A carrying handle extends between side edges of the cover and is located to support the duffel when folded to fit the retaining sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Charlotte Skophammer
  • Patent number: 7748582
    Abstract: A combination blanket and seat article is disclosed. The blanket portion comprises a king-size terry cloth sheet with two removable seat cushions installed in pockets. Straps attaché the seat back to the seat cushion and secure the seat for comfort. Weights around the periphery of the blanket secure it in place. The blanket portion can be used separately from the seat portion. When the seat is inserted, the back portion can be rolled to form a pillow. A strap is provided to hold the rolled back in position. Handles are provided for carrying the article. Shoulder straps are also provided to enable carrying the article as a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Shirley A. Hayden
  • Publication number: 20100140310
    Abstract: An article having a primary use associated with an open position thereof, and a secondary use associated with a closed position thereof. The primary use is that of a piece of clothing, and the secondary use is that of a storage container. The article comprises a pouch portion (12) having an opening (20), the pouch constituting, in the open position of the article, a functional portion of said piece of clothing, and, in a the closed position of the article, a storage pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Moshe Goldberg, Ariel Brender
  • Publication number: 20100122395
    Abstract: A covering, such as a blanket or a poncho, that is successively convertible into and from a stadium seat cushion and a tote bag, employs a conversion means comprised of at least one fastening flap and at least one hanging pocket. The fastening flaps wrap around the folded covering and hold the folded covering in the desired configuration, while the hanging pocket holds small items or beverages while the user is using the folded covering as a seat cushion. The method of folding the covering to convert it from a blanket or poncho into a seat cushion and a tote bag is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Wanda Wall, Lisa S. Reid
  • Publication number: 20100096419
    Abstract: A child carrier includes a flexible shell having a main section and at least one flap section extending from the main section. The flap section(s) is/are selectively foldable with respect to the main section from an opened position to a wrapped position. When the flap section(s) is/are in a wrapped position, the main section and flap section(s) cooperate to define a cavity and to restrain a child's torso, arms, and legs within the cavity. Methods for protecting a young child are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Matthew Stephens
  • Publication number: 20100018426
    Abstract: An explosives deployment bag includes a main body portion having a chamber for containing and carrying at least one flexible material. The bag further includes a hole disposed through the main body portion through which a flexible elongate material can be controllably pushed or pulled into or out of and attached to one or more initiator(s). The bag also includes enclosing means disposed at the top of the main body portion for selectively covering the top of the main body portion through which another end of the flexible elongate material can be attached to a blasting material. A cap covers the blasting material and the top of the main body portion. Protective siding selectively covers the initiator(s). A handle and label means are also provided with the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Jeffrey B. Kirkham
  • Patent number: 7651016
    Abstract: A combination waist pack is worn comfortably about the waist and unfolds to provide a protective accessory such as a seat cushion, water resistant or insulated barrier to kneel or lay down upon, or other apparel or padded articles providing protection to various parts of a person for use in outdoor sports and recreation. The invention is convertible to a seat or other protective device while unfolded and a warm & protective waistband, hand warmer & padded pack while folded. A user is not required to attach a seat accessory as an addition to the invention nor does he/she have to take up additional space by placing it in a pocket. Therefore, the invention is less bulky even when using thicker materials for padding. The invention is also simpler to utilize than previous inventions. The invention provides seating, padding, & warmth. It is more desirable, more fashionable, more convenient, less noticeable, and more comfortable for sports and leisure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventor: Daniel Roy Stewart
  • Publication number: 20100006614
    Abstract: A hands free case for mobile personal computers provides a mobile worker a stable platform for laptops, Tablet PCs, Ultra Mobile PCs and accessories. One embodiment comprises a platform insert (22), fabric shell (24), shoulder harness (28), waist/torso harness(30) and an articulated flap (26). Shoulder harness (28) and waist/torso harness (30) is attached to fabric shell (24) via two or more rings and hooks allowing multiple configurations of straps and computer display orientations. Mobile personal computer is secured to platform insert (22) by impact-resistant cordage. When shoulder harness (28) and waist/torso harness (30) is placed around the body a mobile personal computer is carried without being held. The case can be positioned vertically along the body and tilted to improve viewing by adjusting the length of shoulder harness (28) and waist/torso harness (30). When articulated flap (26) is buckled to top of fabric shell (24) mobile personal computer is enclosed in a protective case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: John Elliott McLean, John Elliott McLean, JR.
  • Patent number: 7644895
    Abstract: A clamping device for electronic products includes a combining member and a clamping base that is made of elastic steel sheet having its outer periphery coated with a layer of soft rubber and its central portion bored with a combining hole. Thus, after the clamping base is combined with an electronic product by the combining member, the electronic product can be hung on a user's girdle by turning over the elastic steel sheet of the clamping base, and an earphone line can be wound on the steel sheet in a space between the clamping base and the electronic product, having great practicability and convenience in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Min-Li Tseng
  • Publication number: 20090302079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrying bag, particularly a shopping bag having a preferably net and/or mesh like bag body 18 which has at least one strap 40, a housing 11 which has a retraction opening 17 and retraction means connected to the bag body 18, the means being made for example of a spring loaded reel 26, wherein the retraction opening 17 and the retraction means 26 are designed such that the bag body 18 is folded in a tubular manner when pulled into the housing 11 and is rolled up in the housing 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Chris M. Lorenz
  • Patent number: 7614533
    Abstract: A combination diaper bag and infant carrier that includes a bag structure with a top opening, front and rear sidewalls, two end walls, a bottom surface and a flat top surface. Attached to the front edge of the top surface is a folding main cover with an interior pouch. Attached to the rear edge of the top surface is a folding waist flap with a longitudinally aligned adjustable primary strap. When used as a diaper bag, the front and side edges of the waist flap are selectively attached to the top surface thereby holding the strap's transverse axis in a horizontal alignment. An adjustable secondary strap is securely attached to the inside surface of the interior pouch. When used as an infant carrier, the waist flap is folded upward, thereby disposing the primary strap's transverse axis in a vertical alignment that can be worn around the waist. The main cover is folded upward and the secondary strap is pulled from the pouch and extended around the neck to support an infant sitting on the bag structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventors: Kimi L. Boal, Julia K. Young
  • Publication number: 20090271909
    Abstract: An insulated bag for use by, but not limited to, spectators at outdoor events. The bag is comprised of insulated material designed into a body conforming shape which is wider at the top and narrower at the bottom. It includes a variety of design elements to make the combination more useful for its intended purpose insofar as moisture protection, heat retention, and ventilation; and to facilitate its portability and deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Charles Hegland
  • Patent number: 7607184
    Abstract: A collapsible, fully functional, personal field stretcher is disclosed. The field stretcher is incorporated into, and deployed from, the equipment or clothing worn by critical incident personnel and is designed to be used to carry such personnel when such personnel becomes injured or incapacitated in the line of duty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Robert A. Goodner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7597225
    Abstract: This invention relates to a portable case adapted for holding handheld devices such as phones, cameras, camcorders, radios and other products as well as non-electronic devices such as flashlights. The case is supported by a selectively bendable stand which may be altered in any variety of positions to provide a support for the case and associated electronic equipment. The case may also include an elastic cord element to removably interconnect the electronic device on an exterior surface of the case during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Intelligent Designs 2000 Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Badillo, Sandra Martinez
  • Publication number: 20090241235
    Abstract: The present invention provides a belt pack that is convertible to a garment. When the garment is extended from an interior portion of the belt pack, the belt pack is configurable to be turned inside-out and is adapted to house the entire belt assembly of the belt pack at a bottom end portion of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Aryeh Weinreb
  • Publication number: 20090205096
    Abstract: An integrated garment and storage unit system can include a storage unit, one or more carrying straps attached to the storage unit, a garment body configured to be worn on a user's torso, a first fastener attached to the garment body proximate to the waist opening, and a second fastener attached on the exterior surface of the garment body on the back side. the first and second fasteners can be positioned such that when the garment body is folded or rolled two or more times onto itself the second fastener is positioned proximate to the first fastener such that the first and the second fasteners can be joined to secure the garment body for storage on the first side of the storage unit so that the folder or rolled garment body fits at least approximately within the first area. Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Robert M. Seemann
  • Publication number: 20090127307
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a diaper change mat which has excellent workability and facilitates changing diapers. A diaper change mat according to the present invention includes surface fasteners (101 to 105 and 101? to 105?) configured to be fastened detachably to a diaper and a mat (11) on which the surface fasteners (101 to 105 and 101? to 105?) are fixed. The surface fasteners (101 to 105 and 101? to 105?) are preferably convex members of surface fasteners and the convex members are fastened to nonwoven fabric used for a disposable diaper. The convex members of the surface fasteners are sheets provided with many engaging members of convex shape such as hooked or mushroom shaped, or the like. The surface fasteners (101 to 105 and 101? to 105?) can fix a diaper (2) in a spread state to the mat (11), and thus help facilitate changing diapers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen Austwick, Akiko Austwick
  • Publication number: 20090126083
    Abstract: A convertible hunting belt and shoulder sling is provided with an elongated tongue section and elongated tongue joiner section that are adjustably attached along the length of the opposing ends of a central band section so that the overall closed, or fastened, diameter of the belt and shoulder sling has a wide range of adjustability for convertible use as a waist belt or shoulder sling. Various type of equipment can be attached to the elongated central band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: James O. Holtzclaw, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090114691
    Abstract: A baby care assembly includes a baby carrier positionable between an open, use configuration, wherein a baby may be placed in the carrier, and a closed, folded configuration; and a baby bag configured and dimensioned to receive and retain the baby carrier when the baby carrier is in the closed, folded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: SNUGGLE NEST, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Lee BIZZELL, Ian D. KOVACEVICH, Jerry SHEW
  • Publication number: 20090108039
    Abstract: A wristband mountable accessory is provided which includes a body, a flashlight in said body, and an upper compartment sized and shaped to hold medications (such as tablets, pills, lozenges, etc.) and paper upon which medical and/or emergency information can be written. Mounting wings extend from opposite sides of the body to enable the accessory to be mounted to a wristband by threading the wristband through the mounting wings. The mounting wings are provided with sizing pegs so that the accessory can accommodate a variety of sizes (widths) of wristbands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Alan Sherman
  • Patent number: 7520010
    Abstract: A diaper changing article comprising a flat circular body preferably having a plurality of fold lines therein, wherein the body is adapted to be folded about the fold lines to open and close the changing article; preferably, a storage area radially arranged about a center of the circular body, wherein at least one pocket in the storage area has an opening proximal to the center of the circular body; and at least one handle coupled to the outer edge, wherein a handle is adapted to carry the body is exposed in the closed position and a second handle is adapted to maintain the body in the closed position. In one embodiment, the article has at least one pocket which has an opening that is proximal to the outer edge of the circular body. The diaper changing article preferably has a polygonal shape, such as a square, when folded closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Patemm Inc.
    Inventor: Grace M. Welch
  • Publication number: 20090055991
    Abstract: A hooded garment which can be converted into a purse. The garment, having the appearance of a jacket, sweater, sweatshirt, etc. will have a zipper (2) sewn into the opening of the hood (4), beginning at the location corresponding to the crown of the head and ending at the location corresponding to the collar bone. This provides the ability to zip the hood (4) closed, creating an enclosed hood (1). The body of the garment (16) should then be inserted into the hood enclosure (1). The invention also includes a pouch (30) attached to a shoulder strap (20) in the fashion of a small purse. The pouch (30) can be detached from the shoulder strap (20) and placed inside the hood enclosure (1). The shoulder strap (20) can then be attached to the hood enclosure (1), creating a complete purse (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Melissa N. Johnson, Agathe R. Wright
  • Publication number: 20090055995
    Abstract: A combination bag-hat contains bag-hat-received matter and comprises a body assembly, a continuous hat-to-bag cinching cord, and a continuous open end-encircling cord. The body assembly comprises a cord-concealing, intermediate fabric layer, and a matter-containing, outer fabric layer. The outer fabric layer comprises opposing pairs of cord-letting apertures. The cinching cord is substantially disposed between the outer and intermediate fabric layers, and extends through the cord-letting apertures for forming opposing cord-linking loops. The outer and intermediate fabric layers conceal, fabric-guide, and frictionally engage the cinching cord during hat-to-bag cinching action. The encircling cord is disposed externally relative to the outer fabric layer and extends through the cord-linking loops. The encircling and cinching cords are tensionable for closing the open end and converting the bag-hat combination from a hat to a bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Sandra Garza