Attaching Means Segmented By Receiver Patents (Class 224/640)
  • Publication number: 20150053735
    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: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Harland Murdoch, Michael Sturm
  • Publication number: 20140131412
    Abstract: An insert kit for use with an equipment bag to divide the bag into compartments and protect the bag's contents is provided. Boundary inserts can be placed around the interior perimeter of the bag and divider inserts can be placed horizontally, vertically or can flex into desired angular or arced configurations. Faces of inserts are covered with a loop material. One or more edge portions of the inserts have a hook material that is complimentary with the loop material so that the inserts can adhere to one another in a variety of positions. A backpack for carrying equipment that can be worn during and facilitate use of the equipment is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Patty Nast Canton
  • Patent number: 8157138
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrying system for a rucksack with at least one accommodation container with at least two shoulder straps which connect the rucksack to a carrier, with each shoulder strap having at least two strap sections, and with each shoulder strap having at least one first releasable connecting device which connects the two strap sections to one another. The carrying system according to the invention is characterized in that a triggering device is provided which can be operated by the carrier and is connected to at least two releasable connecting devices in such a way that the connecting devices are released substantially without a time delay when the triggering device is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tatonka GmbH Qualitätsausrüstung für Freizeitaktive
    Inventor: Daniel Leyendecker
  • Publication number: 20100170928
    Abstract: A harness including a back portion, two shoulder straps (2) a support strap (6) for the tool, a side strap (4) for distributing the weight of the tool, and a chest plate (1). A fastening device (10) for the side strap (4) is detachable from the chest plate (1) and is attachable on the support strap (6) below the chest plate (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Daniel Carlsson
  • Patent number: 6932256
    Abstract: A pack for carrying school books and other items, with the weight substantially balanced between the front and back of the wearer. A yoke has front and back pouches, and an opening for the wearer's head. The sides of the front and back portions of the yoke are releasably connected by flaps at the sides of the back portion which engage a strip of hook-and-loop material on the front pouch. An auxiliary bag is detachably connected to the back pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventors: Frederick G. Hale, Laura Kaye Blume
  • Patent number: 6824030
    Abstract: A back pack assembly comprised of a back pack front shoulder straps and a lateral back strap designed to concentrate the weight bearing forces of the back pack assembly on the thoracic spinal column and thereby promote normal posture of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Doris B. Dolan
  • Patent number: 6712250
    Abstract: An article of luggage, of the type having a retaining device for pressing an object against an outer wall of the article of luggage, of the type in which the retaining device includes a flexible tie that runs along a path following the return points borne by the outer wall of the backpack, and of the type in which the length of the tie path can be adjusted due to a clamp whose position on the tie is adjustable, wherein the clamp is affixed to a retaining element that is affixed to the article of luggage but which can be spaced from the outer wall, the object to be pressed being at least partially received between the outer wall and the retaining element, inside the tie path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Serge Vigny
  • Patent number: 6568575
    Abstract: A harness with detachable and interchangeable pouches comprises two torso straps extending downwardly and outwardly from a central coupler assembly, two shoulder straps, and two belly straps. The harness is adjustable to fit nearly any body size. The pouches are attached to the harness with quick-releasing retaining clips and to each other by the belly straps. Each pouch includes front and rear panels that are formed using either a right-side template or a left-side template and is interchangeable with any other pouch designed using the same template. The interchangeability allows the wearer to install pouches that are best suited for a particular activity. Each pouch is designed such that, when worn, it hangs at an angle which causes its top to slant downwardly toward the middle of the wearer's torso, thereby increasing the accessibility of the pouch contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Bartholomew
  • Publication number: 20030000985
    Abstract: This invention is a soft pack designed to carry less than 25 pounds and to comfortably transfer and evenly distribute weight carried in the pack from the shoulders and neck area to the gluteus maximus and hips (torso) of the user's body. Such transference and even weight distribution improves posture and prevents injuries associated with wearing backpacks. This load transfer from a weaker to a much stronger part of the body is accomplished by The Posture Friendly Backpack's major suspension elements: S-shaped shoulder straps that originate at the top seam of the pack and extend outward from each other at about a 45-degree angle; a wide, padded lumbar belt; a tub bottom formed by a relatively stiff back panel, a relatively stiff bottom panel and two triangular or trapezoidal side panels that cause the bottom to extend up at an angle of about 60 degrees relative to the back panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2001
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventor: Terry Schroeder
  • Patent number: 6481606
    Abstract: A small animal carrying device incorporating a pouch section with a padded bottom. The pouch is closed by a drawstring and a harness assembly using padded crossover straps secures the device around the carrier's shoulders. An additional strap at the bottom of the pouch secures the device around the carrier's waist or lower torso. It can be worn in the front and back positions and contains a side pocket for carrying a leash or other accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Sylvia Pickett
  • Patent number: 6402003
    Abstract: A book sack that includes front and back carrying compartments connected by a pair of padded shoulder straps. The use of front and back carrying compartments allows a child to properly balance the weight of the items to be carried. This balanced loading would place less strain on the child's spinal column and would, thereby, reduce both acute and chronic back injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Catherine A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6352187
    Abstract: A light weight golf bag with waist straps and an angle adjustment cord which is carried on the waist at an angle behind the players' back, so as not to impede the players' stroke. The bag is not intended to be removed between shots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventor: Wayne Strode
  • Patent number: 6345751
    Abstract: A personal carrier for carrying an electronic device in front of a user's upper body has a carrier body having an opening with a closure for inserting and withdrawing the electronic device, a body strap system attached to opposite edges of the carrier body, for passing around a user's upper body, placing the body against the user's front, upper body area, and a shoulder strap system attaching to the carrier body, having a portion passing over each of a user's shoulders, and joining to the body strap system at a position in the user's mid-back area with the carrier body positioned in the user's front, upper body area. Adjustment and separation mechanisms are provided in the straps, and the carrier can be of a wide variety of materials and designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Nolan Elliot
  • Publication number: 20010025867
    Abstract: A backsack includes a pouch with two first buckle members attached thereto. A positioning device is secured to the pouch. A shoulder strap unit includes two shoulder straps each having a second buckle member for releasably engaging with an associated first buckle member. An engaging device is mounted to the shoulder strap unit and is releasably engaged with the positioning device on the pouch, thereby releasably attach the shoulder strap unit to the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 6196437
    Abstract: A back chest that is suitable for carrying food, beverages and other outdoor items on an individuals back. The back chest comprises a rigid base support structure which has a rectangular type configuration. The back support structure forms an upper section which contains a flexible, top utility pocket and a lower section attached to an ice cooler having a rectangular box-type configuration. The ice cooler has a lid that is hingably attached to the top of said cooler. In cross section, the upper section of the back support structure and the top lid of the ice chest from an L-shaped support base in cross section which supports outdoor items that can be transported on said back chest. Tie down straps can conveniently be used to keep the outdoor items in place. A plurality of flexible utility pockets are attached to the front and sides of the ice chest. The base support structure contains a pair of shoulder straps and a belt strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: Willis C. Smith III
  • Patent number: 6179187
    Abstract: An ergonomically enhanced backpack comprises a frame having a semi-rigid dorsal plate contoured to the shape of the lumbar region. The dorsal plate is secured to the body by a combination of shoulder straps and waist belt. An expandable cargo compartment is behind the dorsal mounted plate and sandwiched between the dorsal plate and a panel or netting. Drawstrings combined with the belt allow the user to pull the panel or netting toward the dorsal plate, and thus compress the load against the lumbar area closer to the body's center of gravity. In the first embodiment, that panel has a hinged door giving access to the cargo compartment. A detachable, soft shell bag is mounted over the cargo compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventors: Mark L. Lemire, Steven F. Knight
  • Patent number: 6164505
    Abstract: A harness allows one to easily carry a rigid case through rough terrain and using almost any transportation mode includes a backpad releasably attached to the case and lying flush against one back. The harness includes at least one lower load strap for securing the case from below and at least one upper load strap for securing the case from above. In one embodiment, the harness includes shoulder straps adapted to extend over one's shoulder and stabilizer straps extending from the shoulder straps and releasably attached to the case to provide cant adjustment. The harness further includes a sternum strap adapted to extend around one's sternum and a diaphragm strap adapted to extend around one's waist. In another embodiment, the harness includes a waist strap adapted to extend around one's waist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventors: Dean S. Holter, Hether L. Holter
  • Patent number: 6112959
    Abstract: A waterproof carrying bag and backpack for carrying items therein protected from moisture from the weather and other water sources. The waterproof carrying bag and backpack includes an outer case having top and bottom panels, a pair of side panels, a back panel and an open front. The outer case also has top and bottom flaps substantially covering the open front of the outer case. A handle strap is coupled to the top panel. A harness assembly is detachably attached to the outer case and comprises an elongate flexible top strap and a pair of elongate flexible shoulder straps. A water proof inner pouch is provided in the outer case and is detachably attached to the back panel of the outer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Inventor: Martin Townsend
  • Patent number: 5979722
    Abstract: A combination backpack and splash guard used by a bicycle rider. The combination is designed to protect the bicycle rider's clothing from water and mud during wet weather and when riding through water and mud puddles. Also, the backpack and splash guard provides for carrying various items when riding a bicycle. Further, the backpack and splash guard includes reflective material and/or reflective tape sewn thereon for providing greater visibility to approaching vehicles under dark conditions. The backpack and splash guard includes an outside waterproof back cover with adjustable reflective shoulder straps and waist straps. The shoulder straps and waist straps are used to secure the back cover to a back of a bike rider. An inside back cover, made of mesh material, is attached to a rear face of the outside back cover with a storage opening between the tops of the outside and inside covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Karen D. Gonzales
  • Patent number: 5975387
    Abstract: A pack for holding articles and providing fluid hydration is provided. The pack includes a bladder compartment having an opening for securing a fluid bladder therein for hydration with a hose attached thereto. The bladder has a front side adapted to be positioned against the user's back and a back side opposite the front side. The pack bag is sewn onto the back of the bladder compartment and is larger than the bladder compartment. The bladder compartment provides a cushion between the pack bag and the user and contours the back of the user. Shoulder straps are attached from the top of the bladder compartment to the bottom of the pack bag. A hip belt also extends from the bottom of the pack bag around the hips of the user. The top of the bladder compartment is at least partially separated from the top of the pack bag to allow the contouring of the bladder compartment along the upper portion of the back of the user. A lift strap extends between the top of the shoulder pad and the top of the pack bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: K 2 Corporation
    Inventors: Dana W. Gleason, Jesse B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5860769
    Abstract: A buoyancy compensator and support vest, harness or spider for supporting a diver's backpack, includes a pivoting fastener secured to the shoulder straps. A polyangular or triangular holder further distributes the weight of a load between the waist, back and shoulders of a user. A strap incorporating the pivoting fastener and/or the polyangular or triangular holder for use with a backpack or other back carrier or framework or support harness is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: SeaQuest, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott P. Seligman
  • Patent number: 5676293
    Abstract: The backpack includes a main storage compartment having a back engageable portion, and a pair of shoulder straps attached thereto. A lumbar support member attached to a lower portion of the back engageable portion is attached to the lower ends of each shoulder strap to surround the abdomen of the wearer and provide support to the lumbar region of the wearer's spine. To provide protection to the wearer's head, a hood member is attached to the upper portion of the back engageable portion, and which can be placed over the head of the wearer when desired. Another backpack includes a pair of waist belt members secured at one end thereof to the back engageable portion, and having a storage compartment disposed between the waist belt members for storing them therein. A hood is secured to the back engageable portion by a strap member to space apart the hood from the back engageable portion by a given distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventor: Beverly Wesley Farris
  • Patent number: 5626270
    Abstract: A drip syringe backpack frame is provided which includes an inverted T-shaped backpack plate adapted for releasable coupling to a user by means of a waist belt and a pair of shoulder straps. The inverted T-shaped backpack plate includes a pair of anchor sleeves disposed in longitudinally spaced relationship for securing an extendable drip syringe suspension rod thereto. The extendable suspension rod is formed by a longitudinally extended tubular outer tube in which is telescopically received an inner rod. The distal end of the inner rod is adapted for supporting a drip syringe solution container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Chyi Shing Plastic Factory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Long Tseng
  • Patent number: 5615812
    Abstract: A convertible pack frame which, in a first configuration allows the user to wear the pack simply around the waist or lower torso leaving the upper body unrestrained thereby facilitating the hunter's movement through and over rugged terrain and which in an alternate or second configuration may be used to lash or otherwise secure substantial loads including game for the purpose of transporting such loads. The convertible packing frame also provides a means for readily converting the system from a first configuration to a second configuration together with means for conveniently stowing those parts not required in the second configuration, i.e. the pack frame configuration, in a compartment provided when the apparatus is arranged in the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Inventor: Timothy F. Martin