Torso Encircling Carrier Segmented By Receiver Patents (Class 224/664)
  • Patent number: 9756920
    Abstract: Backpacks, including shoulder strapless backpacks. In some examples, the backpack includes adjustable removable shoulder straps. In some further examples, the backpack includes adjustable hip, torso, and chest straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Candace Spears
  • Patent number: 8998053
    Abstract: A load bearing device for human use include first and second load bearing plates that have a first uncompressed position and a second compressed position that conform to the anatomy of the hips of a human. The plates are sufficiently rigid so as to prevent local inversion when the plates are subject to point or line loads and so as to distribute local loads over the plates. The plates can be used with belts, clothes, backpacks and other load carrying devices and can be incorporated into belts, clothes, backpacks and other load carrying devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: 5.11, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Cromie, Matthew Stephen Coleman
  • Patent number: 8998052
    Abstract: This is a skateboard carrier strap that is designed in a manner to that of a waist belt. This is a skateboard carrier strap that is worn in said manner when not appropriating a skateboard. It is a carrier body strap in its separated state [FIG. 2] having a lower carrier body strap 10a member and an upper carrier body strap member 10b. Additionally there are loop straps 12 members located and attached at each end of upper member carrier body strap and lower member carrier body strap. Alternatively there are VELCRO (hook&loop) fastener open loop straps with high friction adhesive inlay, making this skateboard carrier suitable to appropriate multiple dimensions of long boards, skate boards and deck boards. The essence of this present art; it is a skateboard carrier strap designed and styled to be worn like a fashionable belt, when not being used to appropriate a skateboard. It is a no bulk, unobtrusive skateboard carrier suitable and desirable to those skilled in the present art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: James Dunstan Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8985409
    Abstract: A bottle and accessories carrier generally includes a bottle carrier with preferable accessory storage. One version includes a holster portion for retaining at least one bottle or container; straps or other means attaching the holster portion onto a user's body or other article; a preferably flattened bottle; and an accessory storage area for carrying items. A strategically placed spacer or padding layer improves breathability and reduces bounce, providing a more comfortable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Amphipod, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Willows, June Angus, Antonio Del Rosario
  • Patent number: 8807412
    Abstract: A carrier system for carrying medical device accessories includes a first battery pouch to enclose at least a portion of a first battery and a garment to be worn about a torso. The garment including a plurality of accessory connection features adapted to allow for adjustable attachment of at least the first battery pouch and for adjustable attachment of a medical device controller that is electrically connected to a medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Thoratec Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Thomas, Thomas Orduna, Maximillian Gubbins, Edward Geiselhart, David C. Brown
  • Patent number: 8651396
    Abstract: A personal defense device is provided that includes an irritant. The personal defense device may have an irritant dispensing member that is carried on the back of a user. The irritant dispensing member may be configured for dispensing the irritant such that the irritant is dispensed behind the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Donald M Spearman, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8104654
    Abstract: A compact yet expandable waist belt with a pouch preferably formed from a single piece of seamless elastic fabric, designed in some embodiments with pleats in the back, that remains taut around the wearer's body during even the most rigorous physical activities, whether the pouch is holding one smaller item (such as a key) or multiple larger items (such as a cell phone, mp3 player, and/or money). When empty, the pouch is preferably approximately the same width and thickness as the belt holding the pouch in place, and yet the pouch's internal volume can expand up to 300-400% or more to hold larger items or a large number of small items. The single pouch is sealed with zipper or other fasteners such as Velcro® allowing users to access belongings quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Overton Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Kimberley Overton
  • Patent number: 7938302
    Abstract: An article carrier worn around the waist and setting on the back and hips having side entry compartments that are accessible to the person wearing the article carrier while wearing the carrier and a compression system that provides stability of the load being carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Scott Gibson
  • Publication number: 20090272773
    Abstract: A multi-function backpack-vest that allows for size adjustment so that the backpack-vest may be worn by any user, regardless of size. The backpack-vest has various compartments in which users may place items. Some of these compartments are so designed that body-armor, personal floatation materials or insulation material may be placed within them. Also, the backpack-vest features a compartment in which a laptop may be placed and when housed in said compartment the laptop will be supported on a work platform, which is supported by straps on either side of said platform, connecting the platform to the backpack-vest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Jose Andrade
  • Publication number: 20080190980
    Abstract: A compact yet expandable waist belt with a pouch preferably formed from a single piece of seamless elastic fabric, designed in some embodiments with pleats in the back, that remains taut around the wearer's body during even the most rigorous physical activities, whether the pouch is holding one smaller item (such as a key) or multiple larger items (such as a cell phone, mp3 player, and/or money). When empty, the pouch is preferably approximately the same width and thickness as the belt holding the pouch in place, and yet the pouch's internal volume can expand up to 300-400% or more to hold larger items or a large number of small items. The single pouch is sealed with zipper or other fasteners such as Velcro® allowing users to access belongings quickly and easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: KIMBERLEY OVERTON
  • Publication number: 20080105576
    Abstract: A ball drying pouch for, e.g., a football or soccer ball has an absorbent interior liner and a water repellent exterior layer. Fasteners permit the pouch to be worn by an official. The top and bottom edges of the pouch are permanently closed. One or both side edges afford an opening for insertion of a ball for drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Chadwick C. Brown
  • Publication number: 20080047987
    Abstract: The present invention is a carrier useful for supporting the weight of a child on the hips of a wearer. The child carrier includes a belt having an attached seat that is intended to be worn near the wearer's waist. A child may thus sit on the seat facing the child carrier wearer. In one embodiment, the rigid form is not removable from the belt pouch. In another embodiment, the seat includes a rigid form that is removable from the belt pouch. This structure allows for easy cleaning of the belt and seat pouch. In another embodiment, the seat is substantially rigid and includes one or more seat surfaces having a softer cover. This provides for a comfortable fit for the wearer and a comfortable seat for the child. In yet another embodiment, the belt is wide near the seat, effectively distributing the child's weight on the wearer's hips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Christine Price
  • Patent number: 7118180
    Abstract: A portable seat belt assembly for school buses and the like which includes a belly pack with a seat belt secured thereto. A student wearing the belly pack approaching a school bus seat opens the belly pack, unwinds the seat belt wrapping it around the back of the seat, turns around, sits down and closes the seat belt buckle assembly. When leaving the bus, the student unbuckles the buckle assembly releasing the belt from the seat, folds the belt back into the belly pack and closes the belly pack. Another embodiment includes a seat belt arrangement carried in the belly pack including a pair of straps each having large hooks with spring clasps for attachment to the seat frame. The student must attach these hooks to the seat frame then sit down and close the buckle assembly. Other embodiments include retractors on the seat belt to assist the student in retrieving the belt after use and a camera case for housing the seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventors: Bino S. Tanaka, Alice Y. Amondo
  • Patent number: 6789710
    Abstract: The baby seat of the invention is a container which is carried by a person at a midriff location of the body. The baby seat consists of a rigid container that is inserted into another container attached to a belt of the person. The container has a seating plate removably attached to the rigid container. The seating plate consists of three parts. One part is attached to the rigid container, a second part performs as a seating plate for the baby and a third part limits the movement of the baby on the second part. All three parts are hinged to each other so that they can be collapsed into a single and flat unit which may be stored in a pocket on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Arthur C. Szatkowski
  • Patent number: 6648196
    Abstract: A piece of baggage is provided with a pack portion having a strap with end portions that can be adjusted to extend horizontally from the sides of the pack portion or, alternatively, upwardly from the pack portion. When the strap ends are oriented extending horizontally from the pack portion, the piece of baggage can be worn as a conventional lumbar pack. When the strap ends are oriented to extend upwardly from the pack portion, the piece of baggage can be supported from a person's shoulder in a comfortable manner similar to a conventional shoulder bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: TRG Accessories, LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen Morrison, Mark Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 6631959
    Abstract: A portable seat belt assembly for school buses and the like which includes a belly pack with a seat belt secured thereto. A student wearing the belly pack approaching a school bus seat opens the belly pack, unwinds the seat belt wrapping it around the back of the seat, turns around, sits down and closes the seat belt buckle assembly. When leaving the bus, the student unbuckles the buckle assembly releasing the belt from the seat, folds the belt back into the belly pack and closes the belly pack. Another embodiment includes a seat belt arrangement carried in the belly pack including a pair of straps each having large hooks with spring clasps for attachment to the seat frame. The student must attach these hooks to the seat frame then sit down and close the buckle assembly. Other embodiments include retractors on the seat belt to assist the student in retrieving the belt after use and a camera case for housing the seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventors: Alice Y. Amondo, Bino S. Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6619519
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a backpack having a plurality of compartments and modes. Each compartment has a plurality of pockets. The pockets are designed to hold tools or other items in an individual manner. The invention also comprises a waist belt having two quick release clips or buckles to be removable along with its belly pack. The buckles also allow a user to open the waistband and then to turn the pack around the user's body so the back can be accessed by the user without the need to remove the pack from the user's body. The invention also comprises a water source in the pack. A dedicated compartment allows a user to place a water container in the pack for transport and storage of water. This also allows a user ready access the water while engaged in an activity. A bicyclist can carry the rear bag on his back in a first mode. He can disconnect one buckle to rotate the rear back to his belly for a second mode. He can disconnect the waist band and belly pack for a third mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Nix, Cynthia Nelson
  • Publication number: 20030094474
    Abstract: A fanny pack of the type worn around a person's waist as a carrying bag has an inflatable air bladder and a hand operated air pump for inflating the air bladder to provide a lumbar support when the fanny pack is worn over the lower back of a seated person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Leah Rotter
  • Patent number: 6508391
    Abstract: A medical storage pouch (10) is provided. The medical storage pouch (10) includes a bag member (14) having a belt member (16) permanently affixed thereto, allowing the bag member (14) to be worn around the waist of a user (12). Bag member (14) includes a releasable closure means (26). Fixed to an inner wall of inner compartment (24) within bag member (14) is a retaining strap (36). Retaining strap (36) removably receives an elongated container (28). Elongated container (28) includes a cap member (34) and has a recess (30) formed therein for receiving a syringe or other container (32). Bag member (14) and elongated container (28) provide protection and insulation for syringe or container (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Inventor: Patricia A. Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20030006261
    Abstract: A piece of baggage is provided with a pack portion having a strap with end portions that can be adjusted to extend horizontally from the sides of the pack portion or, alternatively, upwardly from the pack portion. When the strap ends are oriented extending horizontally from the pack portion, the piece of baggage can be worn as a conventional lumbar pack. When the strap ends are oriented to extend upwardly from the pack portion, the piece of baggage can be supported from a person's shoulder in a comfortable manner similar to a conventional shoulder bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Kathleen Morrison, Mark Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 6494719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for increasing the cognitive function in a fetus. The system transmits a pattern of sonic variations to the fetus. The pattern of sonic variations is formed of a plurality of sequences of tones in which each sequence is repeated at a predetermined tempo. Each sequence of tones is selected to be transmitted to the fetus at a predetermined time during the term of the pregnancy. Preferably, each subsequent sequence of tones is selected to be repeated at increasing tempo during the term of the pregnancy, thereby providing a progressive pattern of sonic variations. A similar system and method can be used for improving the cognitive function of a premature baby. In addition, the present invention relates to a system and method for altering the cognitive function in a postnatal human by transmitting aurally or through bone conduction a progressive pattern of sonic variations or a regressive pattern of sonic variations to the wearer of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Brent E. Logan
  • Publication number: 20020162873
    Abstract: A medical storage pouch (10) is provided. The medical storage pouch (10) includes a bag member (14) having a belt member (16) permanently affixed thereto, allowing the bag member (14) to be worn around the waist of a user (12). Bag member (14) includes a releasable closure means (26). Fixed to an inner wall of inner compartment (24) within bag member (14) is a retaining strap (36). Retaining strap (36) removably receives an elongated container (28). Elongated container (28) includes a cap member (34) and has a recess (30) formed therein for receiving a syringe or other container (32). Bag member (14) and elongated container (28) provide protection and insulation for syringe or container (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Patricia A. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 6474523
    Abstract: A piece of baggage is provided with a pack portion having a strap with end portions that can be adjusted to extend horizontally from the sides of the pack portion or, alternatively, upwardly from the pack portion. When the strap ends are oriented extending horizontally from the pack portion, the piece of baggage can be worn as a conventional lumbar pack. When the strap ends are oriented to extend upwardly from the pack portion, the piece of baggage can be supported from a person's shoulder in a comfortable manner similar to a conventional shoulder bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: TRG Accessories LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen Morrison, Mark Nordstrom
  • Publication number: 20020125278
    Abstract: A carrier assembly is adapted for securing a carried article to a human user. The carrier assembly includes a first securing strap secured around the torso of the user at a point below the user's underarms. A second securing strap is secured around the torso of the user at a point just above the user's pelvis. An article attachment mechanism connected between the first securing strap and the second securing strap. In an embodiment, the article attachment mechanism includes an upper attachment assembly connected to the first securing strap, and a lower attachment assembly connected to the second securing strap. A pair of upper securing brackets can be connected to the upper attachment assembly, with a pair of lower securing brackets connected to the lower attachment assembly. First and second connector rods are connected between respective upper securing brackets and lower securing brackets. An adjustment mechanism can be provided on each of the securing brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventor: C. Edwin Wagmild
  • Publication number: 20020088833
    Abstract: A piece of baggage is provided with a pack portion having a strap with end portions that can be adjusted to extend horizontally from the sides of the pack portion or, alternatively, upwardly from the pack portion. When the strap ends are oriented extending horizontally from the pack portion, the piece of baggage can be worn as a conventional lumbar pack. When the strap ends are oriented to extend upwardly from the pack portion, the piece of baggage can be supported from a person's shoulder in a comfortable manner similar to a conventional shoulder bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Applicant: TRG Accessories, LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen Morrison, Mark Nordstrom
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20010035441
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventor: Wayne Strode
  • Patent number: 6299044
    Abstract: An accessory bag meant to be worn by a wearer, such as a handbag or pocketbook, is provided with forward, rear and two side surfaces of material, each of the side surfaces being attached to the forward and rear surfaces along respective seams and each of the side surfaces includes bilateral incisions. Two folded lengths of attaching material are attached at their open ends to the accessory bag along respective seams of the side surfaces, and portions of the folded lengths of attaching material pass through the incisions to reveal the closed ends thereof external to the enclosure defined by the various surfaces of the accessory bag. A first pair of attachment devices are coupled to respective closed ends of the folded lengths of attaching material, each attachment device being suitable to receive a respective end of a waist-strap. A second pair of attachment devices are coupled to respective side surfaces, each attachment device of the second pair being suitable to receive a respective end of a shoulder-strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventor: Heidi Marie Klindworth-Garron
  • Patent number: 6209769
    Abstract: An improved side pack for holding objects on the side of the torso to provide comfortable, ready, and ergonomic access to the objects, comprising a strap assembly and a suspended bag. A bag includes a main compartment facing away from the user having a closing flap for closing a top opening of the compartment. Secondary compartments are provided facing the user. A hold-down depending from the secondary compartments may be attached to a belt loop to restrict movement of the bag. A strap assembly comprises a primary strap adjustably attached to retention straps on the bag. The primary strap has a wide midportion for spreading the weight of the bag. An auxiliary strap attachable to a plurality of positions on the midportion of the primary step extends across the back and under the distal arm and serves to retain the primary strap in place on the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventors: Peggy Newgarden Seals, Carla M. Talbot
  • Patent number: 6189154
    Abstract: A hidden implement holder system. The hidden implement holder system comprises; a cummerbund article; and an implement compartment coupled to and concealed by the cummerbund. The cummerbund article further comprises an implement holder contained within the implement compartment, and the implement compartment further comprises a closeable access coupled thereto. The implement holder is comprised of a vertically stabilized rigid material, having horizontal flexibility, and having a set of implement cavities thereon, and additionally comprises a set of implements positioned within the set of implement cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Bill E. Ducharme
  • Patent number: 6167569
    Abstract: A combination hat and pack apparatus that can be used as a cap or fanny pack. In a cap configuration, the apparatus is defined by a concave portion forming a hat and a brim portion forming a brim of a cap. An elastic belt enables the apparatus to be secured around one's waist when the apparatus is configured as a fanny pack. A plurality of belt loops or belt receiving slits on an outside surface of the concave portion retain the belt in a fixed position when the apparatus is configured as a cap. A zipper fastener on the concave portion edge and a peripheral edge of the brim portion selectively attaches the brim to the concave portion to form a fanny pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: William P. Conner, IV
  • Patent number: 6146053
    Abstract: Weight belt apparatus for divers includes a belt with one or more sleeves disposed on the belt and adjustable thereon for the convenience of the diver using the apparatus. Each sleeve includes one or more pouches for receiving and holding weights. The pouches are collapsible for convenience when no weight is disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Inventor: William M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 6109496
    Abstract: A bag for wearing by a user at a waist or hip region and for carrying a load such as several electronic communications devices has a substantially rectangular main panel and auxiliary panels disposed on the main panel and defining at least one compartment or receptacle for holding an object. The main panel has an upper edge lying along a line and two opposed lateral edges oriented substantially perpendicularly to the line. A belt is attached at opposite ends to the main panel along the lateral edges thereof. The belt has a top edge oriented at an acute angle (preferably between 5.degree. and 10.degree.) relative to the upper edge line of the main panel, on a side of the line opposite the main body of main panel. The main panel is engageable with a user upon a securing of the belt about a waist region of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventors: Irvin Andrew, Katrin Schnabl
  • Patent number: 6095390
    Abstract: An athletic ball carrying pouch and belt for holding and transporting any lightweight ball, such as, a basketball, soccer ball or volleyball, to the park, playground or gym, comprising a plurality of panels attached together to form a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere and an accessible volume therein, a releasable fastener attached to said first and second hemispheres for providing and denying access to the volume and an adjustable belt for securing the pouch around a person's waist while the wearer is walking, jogging, running or riding a bicycle, moped or motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Inventor: Anthony O. Bogle
  • Patent number: 6053383
    Abstract: A lifting aid apparatus permits easy stocking of shelves while in use and unimpeded movement by an individual wearing the lifting aid apparatus while not being used. The apparatus includes a support table which moves between an inoperative or closed position and an operative or horizontal position using a biased hinge. With the bias positioning the table in a somewhat vertical position, the table is out of the way when an individual is moving about while donning the apparatus. The table can be pivoted downwardly so that it is generally horizontal and be used to support at least a portion of a container so that contents of the container can be readily accessed by the individual. The individual can position the support table with respect to an adjacent shelf so that another portion of the container can be supported by the shelf wherein the container rests on both the support table and the shelf for easy container emptying, particularly for restocking shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Stock-Eze Corporation
    Inventor: James Gunderson
  • Patent number: 6021937
    Abstract: A device for carrying equipment, such as a pair of snow skis and other ski equipment, is provided. The device comprises a container, a means for holding the skis attached to the outside surface of the container, and a carrying belt attached to the container. The device permits skis to be conveniently transported in a sling-like fashion. In addition, other supplies can be transported within the container, or secured to the outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Inventors: Robert R. Schryver, Marcia Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6016772
    Abstract: A multifunction collar, harness, belt or leash is provided having a accordion-fold portion that collapses to a thin shape when the collar, harness, belt or leash is in use and pulled to a taut or tight condition, and that expands when the collar, harness, belt or leash is released to a slack condition, the expanded accordion-fold portion then providing an open-top bowl or cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Inventor: Thomas John Noyes
  • Patent number: 6003749
    Abstract: A multiple use camouflage system is described for use by an individual. The system is integrated into and remains attached to a fanny pack secured to a waist belt or to a backpack, etc. The camouflage system utilizes a sheet of flexible rectangular camouflage material (preferably translucent mesh netting) with spaced straps secured along one side edge and spaced D-rings on the opposite side edge. When deployed, the sheet material can be wrapped around the user and secured with the straps. A slit extends upwardly from the bottom edge toward the central section of the sheet, enabling the lower portions of the sheet to be wrapped around the users legs and secured with straps and D-rings, or the lower portions can be secured together to form a tube around the body of the user. The material can also be used off of the body as a fixed positional blind for hunting or surveillance. The material can be folded and rolled into the fanny pack for storage and carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventor: Robert C. Sabo
  • Patent number: 5964384
    Abstract: A traveling bag with expandable storage volume includes an additional pack body stored inside a receiving chamber formed aside of a bag body. Generally, the additional pack body is folded and received inside the receiving chamber and the cover wall is secured with the boundary wall by means of a fastener, so that the traveling bag can be used as a waist bag or a shoulder bag to store things in the storage compartment of the bag body. When additional storage volume is needed, the user may unsecure the fastener to separate a cover wall from a boundary wall so as to open the receiving chamber. Thus the additional pack body can be unfolded and expanded from the receiving chamber to form a back pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Inventor: David Young
  • Patent number: 5909834
    Abstract: A handgun holster for concealment under a user's clothing includes a forward panel formed of multiple forward sheets placed face to face and having forward sheet upper edges cuffed toward each other and sewn together with a forward stitched cuff interconnection seam so that the forward sheet upper edges are contained between the forward sheets; a rearward panel formed of multiple rearward sheets placed face to face and having rearward sheet upper edges cuffed toward each other and sewn together with a rearward stitched cuff interconnection seam so that the rearward sheet upper edges are contained between the rearward sheets; so that a gun is not caught on the forward and rearward sheet upper edges; and a strap from the forward and rearward panels rearwardly and defining a loop for encircling and thereby engaging a user waist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Inventor: Charles W. Parrott, III
  • Patent number: 5890809
    Abstract: A carrying bag is provided of the type having at least one pocket for storing and carrying items, wherein the pocket contains a pull-out bottle pouch movable between a stored position concealed within the pocket and a deployed position for supporting and carrying a conventional sports water bottle or the like. The bottle pouch is constructed from a flexible material and is attached along one side edge to the bag at a location disposed inside the pocket. In the stored position, the pouch is collapsed to fit into the pocket. In the deployed position, the pouch is pulled to a position suspended outside the pocket to define an upwardly open bottle-receiving receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Robert M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5873736
    Abstract: A new prenatal music belt for sharing the soothing effects of music and the like with an unborn child. The inventive device includes an elongated, elastic belt with a buckle at one end of the belt for readily permitting adjustments to the size of the belt. A pair of pockets are attached by loops to the belt so that the position of the pockets can be adjusted to any position along the belt. The pockets are sized and shaped for retaining earphones from a sound playback device therein, with the earphone being directed towards the mother's abdomen so that sound from the earphones is directed towards the fetus. The sound playback device is attached by a clip to the belt at any position therealong which is comfortable to the wearer. The pockets are closed by VELCRO/hook and loop type fasteners in order retain the earphones therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventor: Kevin Harrison
  • Patent number: 5829653
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a belt pack for use by law enforcement officials or civilians for handgun concealment and torso protection. The belt pack includes an upper compartment and a lower compartment. The compartments are foldably connected at one end and attached by VELCRO or a similar securing method at another end. Inserts composed of KEVLAR or other bullet-resistant material are contained within interior sections of both compartments. The upper compartment further includes a metal trauma plate to protect the chest of the wearer. When opened, the belt pack reveals a handgun holster attached to the lower compartment and areas along the upper compartment for identification, such as police badges. A neck strap coupled to upper compartment allows the belt pack to serve as a bullet-resistant vest for the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: James M. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 5791538
    Abstract: A pad for frictionally supporting an automotive transparency carried by an individual has bead or ridges made of friction material and is detachably secured to the belt of the individual extending over a portion of the individual's thigh. The windshield is urged against the friction material to assist in maintaining the windshield above the floor as it is moved. The pad has loop portion of a hook and loop securing arrangement e.g. of the type sold under the trademark Velcro, with the hook portion secured to the belt. In this manner the pad is quickly and easily secured in position to the belt extending over the thigh portion. Tool carrying pouches and/or equipment each having the loop portion of the hook and loop arrangement mounted thereon for ease of securing them to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: PPG Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Bain, III
  • Patent number: 5775561
    Abstract: A lightweight waterproof pouch for carrying personal objects such as cash, a watch, credit cards, a wallet, and the like in a wet environment and for keeping those objects safe and dry comprises an outer enclosure formed of flexible material, a removable, resealable, waterproof inner pouch liner for insertion into the outer enclosure, and a strap attached to the outer enclosure for holding the pouch around a wearer's body. The inner pouch liner forms a watertight compartment when closed for keeping the personal objects dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Inventor: Linda Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5732860
    Abstract: A sports utility belt has a central body with first and second end portions and a middle portion intermediate the end portions. A strap has one end connected to the first end portion of the central body and a free distal end. The strap is extendible between a retracted position at which the distal end contacts the central body and an extended position at which the distal end is spaced from the central body. A key pouch is attached to the distal end of the strap and movable with the distal end between a retracted position at which the key pouch contacts the central body and an extended position at which the key pouch is spaced from the central body. The second end portion receives a watch or cardiovascular monitoring device. The central body is adapted to receive a water bottle to be carried with the user for convenience. A drinking tube is provided so that the user can drink while wearing the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: Abdul-Razzak Faraj
  • Patent number: 5730340
    Abstract: A carrying body preferably of a size to be worn by a child and preferably in the form of a fanny pack, having an anchor strap attached inside the carrying body providing an access length and a retaining strap which can be looped around the access length at one end and holding a child's amusement device at the other end. The retaining strap and amusement device can be stored inside the carrying body and can be accessed when it is desired to play with the amusement device. Therefore, the amusement device can be stored, and not lost when not in actual use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Robert D. Bosic
  • Patent number: 5727720
    Abstract: A hip-supported pack is comprising a front band of flexible material attached to a back band of flexible material by means of two laterally displaced buckles providing for articulation between the front band and the back band to allow the pack to conform to varying human anatomy. The load to be packed can be displaced in and on a number of interchangeable front and back bands with complementary buckle sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Ultimate Direction, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryce Thatcher
  • Patent number: 5657912
    Abstract: A waist bag usable as a baby holder has a seat member disposed in a bag body and composed of a horizontal plate core and a vertical waist pad. An archshaped mouth has a central region formed in an upper and frontal middle portion of the bag body, and side regions extending from the central region towards lower and rear ends of the opposite sides of the bag body, so that the weight of a seated baby is distributed over the user's body, thus protecting him or her from fatigue during a continued usage of this bag. The waist bag is also improved in that the user can open the mouth wide enough for a shoulder strap or any article to be readily put in or taken out of the bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Kuniko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 5645205
    Abstract: A pouch, consisting of an enclosure 8, a resealable inner waterproof pouch 25, a detachable strap 18 to be tied around the waist of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Linda Kennedy