Hook-type Patents (Class 383/23)
  • Patent number: 10138025
    Abstract: A medical bag handling system (10) includes a plurality of cassettes (16) capable of holding bags for blood (14), and connecting means (32) capable of connecting one cassette (16) and another cassette (16). Accordingly, the cassettes (16) can be easily connected, and the plurality of bags for blood (14) supported by the respective cassettes (16) can be collectively handled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10111546
    Abstract: An organizer includes a generally planar back member, a hanging assembly, and a retention assembly. The hanging assembly is coupled to said back member and is structured to be further coupled to a vertical support. The retention assembly includes a number of retention elements wherein each retention element structured to maintain an object adjacent to said back member. Further, the number of retention elements includes a suspended stapler holder. The suspended stapler holder is structured to suspend a stapler with minimal contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HSN, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Alan Springs, Peter Dean Rimback
  • Patent number: 9402451
    Abstract: A portable article, which may be a portable tote for use in traveling or otherwise non-permanent use, is provided. The article includes first and second sections that may be foldably connected to allow for an open and closed configuration. Handles and snaps or other connection members are connected to the sections to allow for carrying and holding the article closed, which will aid in the mitigation of items falling out of the article. One of the sections includes one or more protrusions extending therefrom. Attached to the one or more protrusions is a tube for holding a product. The tube includes an aperture through a portion thereof to allow for the protrusion to extend at least partially therethrough, which will at least temporarily hold the tube in place and connected to the article. Other holders may be included to hold additional items within the article as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Tammy S. Sterns
  • Patent number: 9004760
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, a bag is used for transporting and organizing items. The bag is generally formed of a removably attachable upper and a lower portion. The upper portion forms at least a portion of one side of the bag and is attached to the lower portion by a fastening mechanism. The lower portion forms the bottom and at least a portion of the sides of the bag. The upper portion is detachable to provide a hanging accessory organizer, having pockets and suspension device. In embodiments of the disclosed technology, access to the bag may be provided by an additional fastenable opening. Zippers may be used as the fasteners, and may run parallel to one another, completely or partially surrounding the perimeter of the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Sahra Tzortzis
  • Patent number: 8863950
    Abstract: A hanging pail comprising a hanger pocket comprising an aperture for a hook portion of a clothes hanger, a mouth portion comprising an arcuate edge, a top half and a bottom half, wherein the top half overlaps the bottom half at a center of the mouth portion, a front body portion comprising a semi-rigid frame that extends around the arcuate edge of the mouth portion, a bottom portion comprising a top edge, a zipper that extends around a portion of the top edge of the bottom portion and connects the bottom portion to the front body portion and the rear body portion, and a connecting portion that connects the bottom portion to the rear body panel when the zipper is fully unzipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Natural Baby Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kim Ormsby
  • Patent number: 8714350
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatus in which a reusable bag is provided for the collection and return of soiled garments, laundry and/or other clothing items. The bag may be provided in the form of a hamper that is open at the top, with one or more hooks that allow the bag to be hung from a clothing rod, and is provided with engagement devices that allow the bag to be folded up when not in use, and then unfolded to various levels for containment and protection of clean items that have been hung on standard hangers. In some embodiments, garment protection flaps and a detachable accessory bag are provided inside the bag. In other embodiments, convenient handles are provided as part of the hangers which support the bags, the handles being positioned to balance the bag when it is being carried to avoid spilling the contents thereof, the bags having special flaps for engaging the hangers having the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen E. Berglund
  • Patent number: 8696202
    Abstract: A pouch has a connection structure that includes a female connector and a male connector. The male connector of the pouch is configured to snap-fit with another female connector that has the same configuration as the female connector, and the female connector is configured to receive by snap-fit another male connector that has the same configuration as the male connector. A system of pouches can be provided the male and female connectors on a common backing panel. The connectors are also configured to allow the connected pouches to pivot relative to each other such that the pouches can be displayed in a fan-like arrangement, and accessories can be provided though passages in the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Bethanne L. Valentine, Nancy F. Dewane, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Larry T. Schmitt, Maria Economopoulos Kakis, Lucas Daniel, Ann Hintzman, David J. VandenBranden, Sarah I. Garcia, Moritsugu Kariya, Scott Ternovits
  • Patent number: 8689973
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatus in which a reusable bag is provided for the collection and return of soiled garments, laundry and/or other clothing items. The bag may be provided in the form of a hamper that is open at the top, with one or more hooks that allow the bag to be hung from a clothing rod, and is provided with engagement devices that allow the bag to be folded up when not in use, and then unfolded to various levels for containment and protection of clean items that have been hung on standard hangers. In some embodiments, garment protection flaps are provided inside the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Berglund
  • Patent number: 8608380
    Abstract: An air discharge valve for a vacuum-sealed clothes bag having a flexible container includes a valve body for openably closing the vacuum-sealed clothes bag. A hanger is attached to the valve body to extend upwards from the valve body, the hanger being arranged in a substantially coplanar relationship with the valve body. An anchor member is securely attached to the flexible container. First and second fixing caps are fixed to opposite surfaces of the anchor member. A cloth holder is suspended from the anchor member to hold a cloth contained in the flexible container. The valve body is fitted to the first and second fixing caps in a rotatable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Myung Soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20120237141
    Abstract: The Air Sport bag provides the user with a neat, convenient way to air out their sweaty sports gear. The Air Sport bag functions just like a regular sports bag in that it can be used to carry the equipment to games and home again. The new part about the Air Sport is that it can be zipped open. When zipped open the Air Sport can be propped up on a foldable, attachable plastic post or hung up by its hanger. Once this is done the gear, including helmet, shoulder pads, pants, kneepads and elbow pads may be hung on separate removable plastic hooks. Thus the Air Sport unfolds, hangs up the gear and allows it to air our more effectively and provides a convenient, organized means to do so.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Carson Wade Muir
  • Patent number: 8267260
    Abstract: A storage device includes a supporting frame, a storage unit, a partitioning component, and a connecting belt. The supporting frame includes a hanger and is formed with an engaging hole. The storage unit is coupled detachably to the supporting frame, and includes a bottom wall and a surrounding wall cooperating with the bottom wall to define a storage space. The partitioning component is disposed in the storage unit for dividing the storage space into at least two compartments. The connecting belt is for connecting the partitioning component to the supporting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Excellerate Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Da-Liang Zhang, Chih-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 8240465
    Abstract: A protective cover for natural fiber apparel to protect the apparel from moths, moth larvae, and other pests is disclosed. The protective cover encloses not only natural fiber apparel, but also a hanger from which the apparel is hung. A substantial portion of the protective cover is made from a fabric that prevents moths and other insects from penetrating the protective cover and depositing eggs or consuming the apparel therein. At the same time, this fabric allows air to travel therethrough. A window is incorporated into the body of the protective cover to allow users to view the one or more apparel items protected by the protective cover. The protective cover also includes a zipper along its outer edge to allow access to the apparel contained within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Cynthia Bennett
  • Patent number: 8109672
    Abstract: A pouch has a connection structure that includes a female connector and a male connector. The male connector of the pouch is configured to snap-fit with another female connector that has the same configuration as the female connector, and the female connector is configured to receive by snap-fit another male connector that has the same configuration as the male connector. A system of pouches can be provided by connecting the male and female connectors of a plurality of pouches. The connectors are also configured to allow the connected pouches to pivot relative to each other such that the pouches can be displayed in a fan-like arrangement, and accessories can be provided though passages in the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Bethanne L. Valentine, Nancy F. Dewane, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Larry T. Schmitt, Maria Economopoulos Kakis, Lucas Daniel, Ann Hintzman, David J. VandenBranden, Sarah I. Garcia, Moritsugu Kariya, Scott Ternovits
  • Publication number: 20110052101
    Abstract: A package adapted to be supported by a rod at any available location along the rod without requiring the removal of other packages supported on the rod. The package may comprise a resealable storage bag which cooperates with a hanger capable of being readily attached to the storage bag. When the package is assembled, the storage bag is suspended from the hanger and the head of the hanger projects upwardly above a top edge of the storage bag. The upper end of the head has an opening adapted to engage the rod in hooking fashion. The hanger also has a handle that extends laterally from the head that may be used to carry the said package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Herbert Paulse
  • Publication number: 20100021088
    Abstract: A reusable bag is provided having a defined storage volume for receiving and transporting various items. The bag includes a front panel, a rear panel and two side panels. The panels of the bag are assembled to define the storage volume, having an open top end portion. A bottom wall is attached to the panels to close the bottom end portion of the bag and to define storage volume. The bottom wall is formed from at least two plies of material, with at least one ply of the bottom wall integrally formed with a panel, and the bottom wall having an extension portion wrapping around the bottom wall and secured to one of the panels. In addition, openings may be provided for supporting the bag on the arms of a typical bag support rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Hilex Poly Co., LLC
    Inventor: Harry B. Wilfong, JR.
  • Patent number: 7562408
    Abstract: The sleeper storage apparatus is partially made of a pliable rectangular panel substantially sized to match a length and width dimension of a bunk in a sleeper cab. The first round rigid spine is removably affixed within the panel top, with a plurality of spaced apart upper straps removably affixed to the first rigid spine. The second rigid spine is removably affixed within the panel bottom with a plurality of spaced apart lower straps removably affixed to the second spine. Each of the upper straps is selectively hooked to one of each of the lower straps, each attached upper and lower strap forming a strap pair. Each strap pair is removably wrapped around the bunk. A plurality of pliable pockets is affixed to the panel, including a hamper pocket with lower opening and trap door to ease in emptying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventors: Kenneth Johnson, Kenneth Johnson
  • Patent number: 7516820
    Abstract: A retail checkout station includes a housing having at least a front wall, a first side wall and a second side wall, and a product scanning portion mounted to the housing. The product scanning portion includes a scanning device for scanning products purchased by a consumer. The checkout station also includes a collapsible multiple bag holder having a guide track mounted to at least one of the front wall, the first side wall and the second side wall of the housing. A plurality of bag support arms are shiftably mounted to the guide track. The plurality of bag holders extend outward from the guide track and are adapted to support a plurality of bags for holding items scanned at the product scanning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Thomas J. Sluchak, Robert P. Tennant
  • Publication number: 20090092342
    Abstract: A reusable bag for a shopping cart, includes a body of synthetic or natural cloth; and at least one strap adapted to be secured to the body. Each strap includes at least one first opening with which a user is adapted to grasp the strap, two openings for mounting the strap on a frame in an upright position, two openings for receiving two extremities of the body to secure the strap to the body, a central hook for removably securing the strap to a shopping cart and two end hooks for reinforcing securement of the strap to the shopping cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Livia Maria Rolim de Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20090052808
    Abstract: A hanging storage system comprising a resealable evacuable bag and a hanging device attached to the bag. The hanging device is designed to attach to a portion of the bag in a manner such that a vacuum inside the evacuated bag can be maintained while the bag is hanging, e.g., in a closet. More specifically, the hanging device comprises first and second parts that couple together, the first part being disposed inside the bag and the second part being disposed outside the bag, with a portion of a thin flexible bag wall being disposed between the coupled first and second parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Linh Pham, Martin Calvo
  • Publication number: 20090028467
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pocket (10) having a receptacle space (23) for piece goods, which receptacle space (23) is delimited by two side walls (18), a base wall (12) and a ceiling wall (14) made from flexible tarpaulin material, wherein each side wall (18) connects a longitudinal side (16) of the base wall (12) to a longitudinal side (17) of the ceiling wall (14). There is provision according to the invention for a fastening element (26) which extends at least a distance along the narrow side (24) and has a hook part (30) which protrudes beyond the narrow side (24) for being hooked into a rail in a transport frame to be attached to the ceiling wall (14) at each of its narrow sides (24) which extend between the longitudinal sides (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Markus Feurer
  • Publication number: 20090010574
    Abstract: A gift bag hanger includes a hooking portion, a body, and at least one flap to display gift bags or similar items on a merchandise rack. The hangers may have one or more flaps to keep the gift bag closed. When the hanger has one flap, the hanger is attached to one side of the gift bag, and the flap engages the opposite side of the bag. By closing the bag, the flap provides enhanced support and stability for the bag. When the hanger has more than one flap, it can be attached to one side of the gift bag using one flap, and a second flap can engage the opposite side of the bag to keep it closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Steven C. Prescott
  • Publication number: 20080137993
    Abstract: A quick cropper bag comprises a hollow bag having an opening end; and a sealing clip at an opening end of the bag; the sealing clip including two elastic sheets; each elastic sheet having a protrusion. Each elastic sheet is extended with a knife. The knife extends outwards from the protrusion of the elastic sheet. Each elastic sheet is extended with two projections at two sides of the knife; each projection has an inclined edge near the knives; the inclined edge can assist the knives to a correct position in cutting a fruit. An interior of the protrusion is adhered with a foam protection layer. A plurality of ribs are installed on each elastic sheet. The sealing clip is formed as a V shape. The quick cropper bag can protect a fruit in the growing period of the fruit and is helpful in the picking of the fruit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Hsing Feng
  • Publication number: 20080095475
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a vacuum hanger bag having a bag with an airtight closure, a one-way valve installed to the bag, and a hook disposed on the top end of the bag. The hook secured to an outer side of the bag, it consists of a hook with a jut projected downward from its bottom end to penetrate into an inner side of the bag. A base secured to the inner side of the bag with an axial hole for said jut embedding into. An impervious stopper is hidden from view retained at a bottom end of the axial hole. A nut is threaded to a bottom end of the base. And a hook ring with a jut projected upward from its top end is embedded into the nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Yu-Hsin Su
  • Patent number: 7318568
    Abstract: A device is for releasably mounting a bundle of bags on a wall. The device has a wall-mounted suspension fitting. One rear major surface of the bag bundle is connected to a sheet which is parallel with said bundle and which is adapted for releasably co-action with the fitting. The bags are releasably connected to said sheet at there respective opening regions. The sheet has an opening midway of its width and the fitting has upwardly directed clip-finger that includes in an upper portion of its side facing towards the wall a projection that can be received in the opening in the sheet. The projection has two vertically separated oblique surfaces which are mutually convergent in a direction towards said wall for co-action with the upper and lower edges of the sheet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Tony Barouta
  • Publication number: 20070183691
    Abstract: A hanging laundry bag comprising foldable enclosure having hanger sleeves attached to the longer sides thereof accepting conventional wire or wood hangers and suspending the bag from a hanger rod. The bag also includes two straps for suspending the bag from hooks or for easily transporting the bag when it is full of laundry. The bag may further include magnetic fasteners for retaining the bag in a closed position. The bag may also include a removable liner for segregating damp laundry from the remaining portions of the bag, and any number of pockets within the compartment for securing smaller items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: Joyce L. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 7243884
    Abstract: A tilt-out laundry bag assembly for use with a bottom hinged cabinet door, comprises a suspension bracket subassembly and a laundry bag subassembly, the latter being suspended from the former. The suspension bracket subassembly includes a pair of parallel inter-bracket rods located in a plane perpendicular to the bottom hinged cabinet door. One of the rods is spaced from the mentioned door, while a second one is located in a position somewhat retracted from that door. The laundry bag subassembly comprises at least one laundry bag and a pair of hangers for each laundry bag. A laundry bag includes a pair of opposite flat panels and a pair of opposite folded panels. Each of the former has at the top a pair of loops for each hanger. Each hanger has a central grip for a hand and at each extremity a semi-circular configuration to fit with each one of the inter-bracket rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Lawson, Christopher Isfeld
  • Patent number: 7004629
    Abstract: There is disclosed a variety of adapter hooks and methods for supporting individual resealable storage bags on a support rod, at any available location along the support rod without requiring the removal of other storage bags supported on the support rod, comprising a closure slider of the resealable storage bag modified to include a support hook adapter configured to be attached to the closure slider, extending from an upper portion of the closure slider and dimensioned to receive the support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventors: Arthur Joseph Shrader, Harold Edward Shrader
  • Patent number: 6913385
    Abstract: A swimming pool storage device is disclosed configured for receiving toys, floats, sports equipment, and other devices associated with swimming pools. The device includes a casing and a plurality of clips. The casing includes a top wall, a bottom, a first side wall, a second side wall, a front wall, and a back wall. The casing is a waterproof shell having a waterproof zipper positioned across the top and at least a portion of the side walls to provide easy access into the interior of the casing. The bottom includes a plurality of holes for drainage and ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Sagos
  • Patent number: 6874624
    Abstract: A hanging organizer and storage device includes a semi-rigid pad or pad sections encapsulated in a fabric material with a circumferential wire reinforcement and a hanging hook construction attached to the top edge of the organizer for suspension from a panel or door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrezj M. Redzisz
  • Patent number: 6757943
    Abstract: A hook for a mail bag, the hook including a planar attachment portion for attachment to a mail bag, the attachment portion defining a longitudinal axis; a planar supporting portion extending from the attachment portion in the direction of the longitudinal axis and which is planar with the attachment portion, the supporting portion defining an aperture therethrough; and a retaining portion which extends in the plane of the supporting portion and which partially occludes the aperture of the supporting portion, the retaining portion being resiliently deformable out of the plane of the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Royal Mail Group PLC
    Inventor: Barry Brown
  • Patent number: 6729519
    Abstract: A laundry backpack, which can be hung from a door, which has a D-shaped perimeter frame in the front and back of the backpack. The laundry backpack has closeable flaps in the front, top and bottom. The laundry backpack may have a firm material in the top or bottom for front to back for support. The laundry backpack has a detachable hanging strap with a U-shaped hanger for hanging over a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Kestler
  • Patent number: 6637938
    Abstract: A laundry apparatus that is mountable on a door, including a mountable rim and a laundry bag that may be attached to the rim or removed from the rim. The rim is held in a generally horizontal position in which the laundry bag is open, but may be lowered to take up less space. The rim of the laundry bag is mountable on a surface, such as a vertical surface of a door, using a mounting plate to which the rim is attached. The mounting plate is either affixed directly to the surface or suspended from above the surface, such as with an over-the-door bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Deborah H. Watkins
  • Patent number: 6595358
    Abstract: A baseball equipment bag having an elongated bag portion of flexible material and a substantially planar interior shelf within the elongated bag portion. The interior shelf is permanently secured to the elongated bag portion. A removable panel is capable of being removed to substantially fully expose the interior shelf. The removable panel can be removed from the bag to facilitate the application of commercial printing thereon. The equipment bag includes a bat compartment which allows a bat to be accessed from either of two openings. The equipment bag is capable of collapsing to a substantially flat configuration when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Hillerich Bradsby Company
    Inventor: Michael W. Speck
  • Publication number: 20030108254
    Abstract: A laundry apparatus that is mountable on a door, including a mountable rim and a laundry bag that may be attached to the rim or removed from the rim. The rim is held in a generally horizontal position in which the laundry bag is open, but may be lowered to take up less space. The rim of the laundry bag is mountable on a surface, such as a vertical surface of a door, using a mounting plate to which the rim is attached. The mounting plate is either affixed directly to the surface or suspended from above the surface, such as with an over-the-door bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Deborah H. Watkins
  • Patent number: 6428208
    Abstract: A package is formed from two sheets of thin film material which are double backed upon each other to form a header portion and a substantially rigid insert is connected to the header portion coincident with a cutout formed therein. The cutout exposes an internalized J-shaped portion of the insert defining a hook by reason of which the package can be readily attached to, maintained on, and removed from a display rack. The insert includes a tab member which projects beyond a leading edge of the package and defines highly visible opposed surfaces for reception thereon of informational indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Ultra Flex Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Todd M. Addison, Alfred Salerno
  • Patent number: 6371642
    Abstract: A mesh bag for holding small items in a dishwasher. The bag preferably includes a top frame having a resilient front rail member and a resilient rear rail member. Each rail member has opposite ends. The rail members are pivotably joined at their ends such that the rail members are disposed adjacent each other. A mesh body depends from the top frame and has a substantially flat, rectangular shape. The mesh body includes a first mesh side wall and a second mesh side wall joined together along opposite side edges and a bottom edge. The top edge of the first mesh side wall is connected to the front rail member and the top edge of the second mesh side wall is connected to the rear rail such that the frame forms a closure mechanism for the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: David William Nelson, Stephen Dylan Berry, Scott Harold Wilson, Thomas H. Buckleitner, Paul Richard Staun, Pamela Sue Rogers, David J. Hoyh
  • Patent number: 6328469
    Abstract: Disclosed are plastic storage bags for storing clothing, linens and other items. The storage bag has sidewalls defining a cavity having a mouth opening at the top. A closure mechanism extends along the mouth for opening and closing the bag. A thin, side panel or flap is joined to one of the sidewalls along its top and sides to define an inverted pocket sized to contain a clothes hanger. The inverted pocket has a bottom opening for inserting the clothes hanger into the pocket and a top opening sized of lesser extent for receiving a hook of the clothes hanger without allowing the clothes hanger to pass through the top opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Banco
  • Patent number: 6276829
    Abstract: Transport bag, in particular for storing and transporting bulk materials, which comprises a flexible material and has the shape of an open, hollow cuboid on the top side, said transport bag being equipped with a rope control (5), a loop (4) or eyelet is affixed to one of the four comers adjacent to the top side, rope control (5) is guided through the loop (4) or eyelet and is affixed to the corner (7) located below or is guided through a loop or eyelet at the corner below (7) and is affixed to the diagonally opposed bottom comer (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Eberhard Popp
  • Patent number: 6196718
    Abstract: An organizer in the form of a miniature golf bag. The sidewall of the organizer is reclosable with a slide fastener which has a track that defines a bent U-shape. In an illustrated embodiment, the organizer can form a shelf-like portion when the organizer is in a hanging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel A. DeChant
  • Patent number: 6182824
    Abstract: A hanger is comprised of a one-piece body having a central portion including a main body part and a hook part extending upwardly of the main body part, the main body part defining a forwardly extending projection, and first and second arm parts extending outwardly from the main body part and extending to respective first and second free arm part ends with respective first and second openings being formed at the first and second free arm part ends. The main body part supports the first and second arm parts for folding movement for registry of the first and second openings with the projection. In use of the hanger, the projection is inserted through only the envelope rear wall opening. The first arm part is then folded and its opening is forced over the projection to be retentively retained by the projection. The projection is now inserted through the envelope front wall opening. The second arm part is then folded and its opening is forced over the projection to be releasably retained by the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman
  • Patent number: 6132088
    Abstract: There are provided a mounting device, an inner bag for a cargo accommodating space and a water damage preventing curtain for a cargo accommodating space provided with such a device whereby a mounted article can be mounted in a desired condition by making the position of the mounted article movable. An inner bag 10 has a bag body 12 and a connecting element 14 whereby bag body 12 is connected to a container 50. Connecting element 14 is provided along the junction line between left face 20 and top face 16 of bag body and along the junction line between right face 22 and top face. Mounting devices 38 having a sliding fastener 34 and mounting member 36 are provided on this connecting element 14. Sliding fastener has a pull and a slider that is capable of being slid along a track. A mounting member is connected to this slider. Mounting member 36 is capable of being connected to container mounting members 64 provided at the top part of left and right walls 56, 58 of container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignees: Ogawa Tent Co., Ltd., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michiharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6039473
    Abstract: A tamper evident file holder especially suited for use in containing hanging files in a file cabinet drawer. The file holder is normally a full enclosure pouch configured for holding a plurality of files with one access portal such as a zippered closure or the like. In the preferred embodiment disclosed herein, the enclosure is made of a heavy fabric such as leather, vinyl, canvas, nylon or other tear resistant material. The zipper is locked in the closed position by a locking device comprising a disposable element in the form of a plug and stem which must be fractured to permit unlocking the locking device to open the zipper and gain access to the interior of the pouch. By coding each disposable element with a unique and indelible code, one can readily ascertain that the zipper has been unlocked to permit access to the files within the pouch. The pouch is preferably configured with hanger rods to permit hanging the file holder on a standard pair of file cabinet drawer rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Inventor: Bruce Bond
  • Patent number: 6039474
    Abstract: An organizer in the form of a miniature golf bag. The sidewall of the organizer is reclosable with a slide fastener which has a track that defines a bent U-shape. In an illustrated embodiment, the organizer can form a shelf-like portion when the organizer is in a hanging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Inventor: Daniel A. DeChant
  • Patent number: 6029810
    Abstract: A dress bag having an open side with a re-sealable closure and a packing strip at one sealed side, an one-way air valve mounted in a through hole of the packing strip for letting air be drawn away from the bag, a swivel hook coupled to the one-way air valve outside the bag, and a swivel hanging ring coupled to the one-way air valve inside the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventor: Shu-Ling Chen
  • Patent number: 6009995
    Abstract: A baseball equipment bag having an elongated bag portion of flexible material and a substantially planar interior shelf within the elongated bag portion. The interior shelf is permanently secured to the elongated bag portion. A removable panel is capable of being removed to substantially fully expose the interior shelf. The removable panel can be removed from the bag to facilitate the application of commercial printing thereon. The equipment bag includes a bat compartment which allows a bat to be accessed from either of two openings. The equipment bag is capable of collapsing to a substantially flat configuration when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Hillerich & Bradsby Company
    Inventor: Michael W. Speck
  • Patent number: 5950981
    Abstract: A new BEAR BAG SYSTEM for PROTECTING A SUPPLY OF FOOD WHILE CAMPING. The inventive device includes a length of nylon rope having opposing free ends. A bag of rocks is securable to one of the free ends of the length of nylon rope. Two supplemental bags are provided for storing food. Two lengths of curtain cord adjustably couple the supplemental bags with respect to the length of nylon cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Kenith M. Judy
  • Patent number: 5799843
    Abstract: A belt hanger is composed of a hanging piece, a hook secured to the hanging piece, a retaining piece secured to the hanging piece, a buckle holder fastened with said retaining piece for holding the buckle of a belt. The retaining piece is provided with a protective jacket fastened therewith for protecting the buckle of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventor: Chao-chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 5735395
    Abstract: An airtight garment hanging bag has an entrance on lower side for receiving a garment and a clip strip disposed at the entrance, which has a length slightly longer than the width of the entrance. The clip strip is formed with a lengthwise central bending section which divides the clip strip into upper and lower clip plates. The edges of the upper and lower clip plates are respectively formed with a hook section and a latch section, whereby after the garment is placed into the garment bag through the entrance, the bottom edge of the entrance is reversely folded and the clip strip is bent about the bending section so as to engage the upper and lower clip plates with each other by means of the hook section and latch section for airtightly sealing the entrance. A sucking nozzle is disposed on the upper side of the garment bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Inventor: Luke Lo
  • Patent number: 5628398
    Abstract: An anthropomorphic travel system includes a fillable module, the shape of which approximates the upper shoulder area of a human torso, enabling a coat or like garment to be carried over and along with the module so as to minimize wrinkling of the garment. In the preferred embodiment this module is multi-compartmentalized, and includes a bottom portion with a pair of spaced-apart hooks which extend downwardly therefrom, the hooks being adapted to releasably grasp the bottom member of a clothes hanger to carry a garment secured thereto. The module also includes a back surface from which there extends downwardly a flexible, compartmentalized panel such that even when the module and panel with overdraping garment(s) are covered with an outer bag, the entire system may be folded in half lengthwise and secured in that state for compact transport while continuing to minimize wrinkling of the garment(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Inventor: W. Shaun Jackson
  • Patent number: 5620133
    Abstract: A portable filing device comprises a bag which can be opened out to be flat, a hook for suspending the bag, a spine extending across the bag, two straps hanging from the ends of the spine, and a series of hanging pouches spaced along the straps. Each pouch is attached to the straps at the ends of its top edge, and has an aperture along its top edge. The pouches are detachable. For transportation, the pouches are gathered into a stack, with the straps forming concertina folds, and the bag is folded around the stack and fastened shut. The device, among other applications, enables travellers to keep papers and belongings in order. A labelling means comprises an elongate stiffly flexible label or label holder which by bowing can be inserted in or removed from an undercut seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignees: Vertago Investments Limited, Bank of Bermuda
    Inventor: Robert K. Isserstedt