Compartment-forming Member Secured To Backing Patents (Class 383/39)
  • Patent number: 10336488
    Abstract: A pressure sealing apparatus includes a hermetically sealable bag having an exit valve that allows air to exit the bag once sealed, and which prevents air from entering the bag. An item placed in the bag is vacuum sealed in the bag by the pressure sealing apparatus. The bag can be placed in, or integrally formed with a pressure container. The pressure container includes an exit port through which the exit valve passes, and is also sealed so that the interior of the pressure container can be pressurized. When pressurized, the pressure in the pressure container acts on the bag to squeeze air out of the bag through the exit valve, thereby vacuum sealing the item in the hermetically sealable bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Kjelson
  • Patent number: 8915354
    Abstract: A foldable and collapsible jewelry storage device including a flexible substratum having a top portion and two opposing substantially planar surfaces, a plurality of pockets disposed on at least one of the surfaces, and an attachment clasp disposed adjacent to a top edge of at least one of the pockets. A hanger is attached to the top portion of the substratum to provide a point of attachment to a rigid body, such as a closet rod. Each of the pockets comprises a flexible translucent strip attached to the substratum along at least the lower edge and sides of the strip, leaving the top edge open, forming a storage pocket. The pockets are spaced apart and arranged in a matrix or grid. The attachment clasp provides enhanced organization for longer jewelry pieces and prevents kinking and tangling. The substratum may comprise two layers with a hanger disposed between the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Dorothy A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8875883
    Abstract: A tool holder is described. The tool holder can include a main panel and a plurality of sleeves extending from a front side of the main panel. The plurality of sleeves can include a first sleeve component forming peaks and valleys, a second sleeve component coupled to the first sleeve component, and a third sleeve component forming a plurality of outer peaks and outer valleys coupled to the second sleeve component. At least one primary opening can be formed between the main panel and the first sleeve component between adjacent valleys. At least one secondary opening can be formed between the second sleeve component and the first sleeve component between adjacent peaks. At least one tertiary opening can be formed between the second sleeve component and the third sleeve component between adjacent outer valleys. A tool can be received through each opening and stored in the tool holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: LF Centennial Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8863945
    Abstract: A jewelry organizer, a jewelry organizing system, and a method for organizing jewelry are provided. The jewelry organizer includes a storage unit and storage compartments that are both removable and interchangeable, and are used for storing jewelry, fashion accessories or other small items. The jewelry organizing system includes a compact unit, and storage compartments are removable and interchangeable between the storage unit and the compact unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Linda Davis
  • Patent number: 8777076
    Abstract: A multipurpose organizer that can be quickly and easily converted into multiple articles such as but not limited to a carrying tote, a purse, a seat organizer and a head rest is provided. The method of making the multifunctional organizer and the methods of using the multifunctional organizer are also provided. In one embodiment the main body of consists of a single piece of material providing for low cost construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ann Marie Carrier
  • Publication number: 20140185963
    Abstract: A foldable organizer bagging system. Plurality of pieces durable fabrics are seamed to form a flat sheet with a zipping mechanism mounted at two opposing sides and allows use as a picnic tote. On these plurality pieces of durable fabrics, multiple slotted pockets are attached to hold dishware, glassware and napkin and utensils. With a zipping motion, two side pieces fold into the bottom piece and the flat sheet forms a bagging system with a internal spacing for containing an anchored and separate bag for containing food and other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: LIFETIME BRANDS, INC, BUILTY NY, INC.
    Inventors: AARON LOWN, John Roscoe Swartz
  • Patent number: 8740457
    Abstract: A paint tray bag is provided. The paint tray bag comprises a bag comprising dimensions for containing a paint tray, and optionally painting tools, therein. The paint tray bag further comprises a sealing apparatus for releasably sealing the bag, the sealing apparatus around at least portion of a perimeter of the bag such that the bag comprises a closed position for containing the paint tray therein when the sealing apparatus is closed and an open position when the sealing apparatus is open, the bag enabled to lay flat in the open position to act as a drop sheet for the paint tray. The paint tray bag further comprises an extended drop sheet which unfolds from the bag to provide an extended area for the drop sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kovrd Products Inc.
    Inventors: Vance MacDonald, Benjamin Leonard
  • 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
    Applicant: THE TIFFEN COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Patty Nast Canton
  • 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: 8690848
    Abstract: An ostomy closure is disclosed for sealing an ostomy pouch after use and removal from an ostomy mounting plate. The ostomy mounting plate is secured to an individual. The ostomy closure comprises a cap body defining an interior surface and an exterior surface extending to a peripheral edge. A cap flange is coupled to the peripheral edge of the cap body and extends from the interior surface of the cap body. A cap locking member is integral to the cap flange. A cap lip defining an interior surface and an exterior surface extends from the cap flange for manipulating the cap body and the cap flange. The cap flange couples with a pouch flange of the ostomy pouch for defining a sealing closure for maintaining the stool and the stool odor within the ostomy chamber and a locking closure for preventing inadvertent removal of the cap flange from the pouch flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ostosolutions, LLC
    Inventor: Johnnie R. Cason
  • Patent number: 8672544
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for water storage and transport uses a container constructed from one of more flexible plastic sheets. A number of chambers for holding water are formed within the container. Each chamber is separated from an adjacent chamber by a web of the flexible plastic sheet. The web of the flexible plastic sheet is perforated to allow adjacent chambers to be separated from one another. In use, the water in the chambers may be liquid or frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Scott E. Andochick
  • Patent number: 8622212
    Abstract: A tool holder is described. The tool holder can include a main panel having a front side and a plurality of sleeves extending from the front side and forming openings. The plurality of sleeves can include a first sleeve component forming peaks and valleys and a second sleeve component coupled to the first sleeve component at coupling points. At least one primary opening can be formed between the main panel and the first sleeve component between adjacent valleys and at least one secondary opening can be formed between the second sleeve component and the first sleeve component between adjacent peaks. A tool can be received through each opening and stored in the tool holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: LF Centennial Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8574650
    Abstract: Food packaging of the present invention is particularly adapted for microwave, conventional oven, stove top and boiler cooking techniques and includes an integral pocket or trap compartment for receiving fluids created by the cooking process, such as grease. Embodiments include a compartment for cooking food products therein with the addition of water or other fluids, wherein the water or other fluids are drained from the food products and removed from the food packaging after cooking the food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Turover Straws Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan S. Turover, Antim G. Straus
  • Patent number: 8573845
    Abstract: Food packaging of the present invention is particularly adapted for microwave, conventional oven, stove top and boiler cooking techniques and includes an integral pocket or trap compartment for receiving fluids created by the cooking process, such as grease. Embodiments further include food packaging having food compartments that may contain food products that may be individually selected and/or combined together to form combination food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Turover Straus Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan S. Turover, Antim G. Straus, Dustin J. Hillinski
  • Publication number: 20130202226
    Abstract: A multiple compartment bag having various detachable pouches. The disposable container has a first panel and a second panel. A plurality of sealing seams extend throughout the disposable container and define various detachable pouches. At least one of the pouches is surrounded about each side by other pouches. Each of the multiple detachable pouches includes a top, a bottom, two sides and an opening proximate the top of the detachable pouch to provide an entry for an item to be stored within the detachable pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Ericka HARTZFIELD
  • Patent number: 8499930
    Abstract: An undergarment hanger suspending by a hanger or hook; thin and dual sided receiving pouches with side access openings for storing a wide range and sizes of undergarment clothing, accessories, and swimsuits. In addition, the shape of the undergarment hanger reduces creases and dimples formed on the stored article of clothing and the like. Fabric or other material may be provided adjacent the top, bottom and side access openings to rigidize the undergarment receiving pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Cara Parness
  • Publication number: 20130156351
    Abstract: A bag includes an interior pocket and an exterior pocket. The interior pocket is attached to a wall of the bag along a seam that is stitched across a width of the wall. The seam is located at a height from a bottom of the wall. The exterior pocket is attached to the bottom of the wall of the bag and has a top edge extending across the width of the wall. The top edge of the exterior pocket is located a height from the bottom of the wall. The height of the top edge of the exterior pocket is greater than the height of the seam of the interior pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth C. Kern, Jason V. Drew, Michael M. Habig
  • Publication number: 20130094784
    Abstract: An ammunition holster and a method for manufacturing an ammunition holster is provided. The ammunition holster can comprise a clip shaped rigid frame and a pocket assembly affixed to the frame. The pocket assembly can comprise a plurality of fabric pockets, each defining a cavity with an opening of at least a one and one-eighth inch diameter to accommodate an ammunition magazine placed within the cavity. The method for manufacturing an ammunition holster can include stitching a pocket to a fabric substrate and affixing the substrate to a clip shaped rigid frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Musto, JR.
  • Patent number: 8413776
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bag for use in carrying and separating articles, such as garments (clothing), towels, shoes, and the like and having means for separating clean articles from soiled or dirty articles. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the bag has a first chamber for storing clean articles and second chamber for dirty articles and allows for air circulation within the second chamber for hindering or preventing the growth of mold or other odor causing bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Alice Huff
  • Patent number: 8276721
    Abstract: A collapsible baggage comprises structural side assemblies. The structural side assemblies comprise a plurality of interconnected panel members. When the baggage is expanded, the panel members of each side assembly are generally in plane with each other and are able to prevent the baggage from collapsing under load. The panel members can pivot relative to each other in a manner allowing the baggage to collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 8267130
    Abstract: A fashion forward organizing handbag includes a first set of padded pockets, a center pocket and a second set of padded pockets. The center pocket includes a first and second center walls. A plurality of credit card slits are formed in one of the first and second center walls to retain a plurality of cards. A plurality of lengthwise pockets are formed in the other one of said first and second center walls. Each set of padded pockets preferably includes a first padded wall and a second padded wall. The first padded wall has a shorter height than the second padded wall. The second padded wall is attached to one of a first inner padded wall or a second inner padded wall to form a plurality of second padded pockets. The first padded wall is attached to the second padded wall to form a plurality of second padded pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Georgina Sinnett
  • Patent number: 8209995
    Abstract: A collapsible insulated container has a base wall and a peripheral wall with an open end defining an enclosure. The peripheral wall has at least two layers and is divided into elongate pockets between the layers, with foldable crease lines between adjacent pockets. Each pocket contains a flexible-walled, insulating gel pack which substantially fills the pocket. The crease lines may be defined by stitching securing the outer and inner layers of the container together. The gel packs may be surrounded by matting, foam or mesh material which is sewn into the lines of stitching, or may have integral peripheral rims sewn into the lines of stitching. The container is foldable between an erect, open condition and a storage condition in which it is folded along the crease lines into a substantially flattened package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: PackIt, LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Renee Kieling, Jeannette Marie Brisacher-Dirksen
  • Patent number: 8181775
    Abstract: The sports equipment hanger is a receptacle for storing and transporting sports gear or equipment. The receptacle includes a member fabricated from duck cloth. The member has opposed planar surfaces. A plurality of pockets, each constructed from open mesh material, is disposed on the opposed surfaces. Barrel locks are provided to close the pockets. A structure is attached to the top of the receptacle for hanging the receptacle when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Joel W. Bunn
  • Patent number: 8157068
    Abstract: A luggage container comprising a foldable flat member. To the inner surface of the foldable flat member I releasable attached a number of pockets in which articles may be stored and/or displayed. A single, flat, foldable member can be folded into a generally rectangular shape or laid flat or hung vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Perfect World Luggage, Inc.
    Inventor: Rachel Theora Sapyta
  • Patent number: 8132672
    Abstract: A flexible, compact, and securely closed pill pouch pocket packet folder designed for secure handling, has multiple pockets, containing securely stored pouches for easy and orderly storing and retrieving of pills or similar small items, as when needed, for home or travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Sastry K. Ganti
  • Patent number: 8052673
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is disclosed comprising a catheter and a receptacle enclosing said catheter. The receptacle has a first part and a second part, which parts are foldable over each other. Further, at least one sticky adhesive area is arranged on the surface of one of the parts of the receptacle in such a way that the sticky adhesive area is covered by the other part when the receptacle is in a folded disposition, and exposed to the environment when the receptacle is in an unfolded disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Astra Tech AB
    Inventor: Daniel Nestenborg
  • Publication number: 20110158565
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a polymeric or similar reclosable specimen package or bag wherein the bio-hazard symbol is printed, typically sideways, on the tear zone. This provides for obliteration of the bio-hazard symbol upon opening of the package and the disposal, if appropriate, of the specimen package or bag in regular trash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Bennett C. Hellming, Kevin DeAngelo
  • Patent number: 7942578
    Abstract: A container for comprising fluid, said container comprising a front wall and a rear wall of pliant material being sealed together along the edge portion to produce a closed bag having a top portion (6) and a bottom portion (5) connected by two side portions (3, 4), wherein the side portions of the edge of the bag may be superimposed and when sealed together forms a three-dimensional configuration. The container may be self-supporting and stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Kent Andersen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080232720
    Abstract: A flexible organizer comprising a flexible panel member and a pocket member, the flexible panel member comprising a fastener portion, the pocket member comprising a pocket opening and a fastener portion, and wherein the pocket member is releasably attached to the panel member via an engagement of the panel member fastener portion with the pocket member fastener portion. Such an organizer allows users to conveniently and efficiently organize items such as children's toys in a manner that allows easy and modularized access to the toys and easy clean-up of the toys. Also disclosed is a method for using the flexible organizer as well as a method for customizing the flexible organizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Krisanthe Karagiannis
  • Patent number: 7297383
    Abstract: A combination paper cover and attached overlay with a detachable advertising coupon attached to the overlay. A method of making the cover and overlay using a folded sheet of heat sealable material for the cover and a printed single sheet of a heat-sealable material for the overlay in which the single sheet is placed over the folded sheet with a free end projecting past the folded edge of the cover, the edge is perforated to form a line of weakness to define the coupon, and the cover and overlay are heat sealed together along their side edges and formed into individual units simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Mexico Plastic Company
    Inventor: Carl D. Fuemmeler
  • Patent number: 7273148
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tool holder convertible between storage and display configurations and a method of manufacture therefore. In one embodiment, the tool holder includes a flexible wrapper including first and second parallel major and minor edges and a fold line located between the first and second major edges. The tool holder also includes a first fastener including first and second portions located proximate the first and second minor edges, respectfully, that is alignable in opposition to allow a coupling of the first and second minor edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventors: Martha Starr Perry, Michael Stuart Perry
  • Patent number: 7171707
    Abstract: A portable rollup pack for organizing, storing, and transporting personal articles including a sleeping bag for an extended stay is provided in an elongated bag body having a central carrying section and laterally positioned flexible wing wraps with the body having a compartmentalized interior surface region and an exterior surface with fasteners and carrying handles such that the bag body may receive personal articles in the compartmentalized region and then be wrapped about a cylindrically shaped sleeping bag and transported as an integral unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Gem & I Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lisa A. Landay
  • Patent number: 7100766
    Abstract: A pouch for holding cards, flat sheets, photos, pictures and also a disc such as a CD or DVD: the pouch having lateral seams defining lateral sides, a bottom seam defining the bottom side of the pouch, and a downward recess in the bottom seam for nesting of a disc in the recess. A top flap above the upper open end of the pouch. Laterally inwardly extending upper and lower sets of seams holding the flap to the backing strip. The upper seams are of a longer length inward in the lateral direction. The upper and lower seams define a nest area at the top region of a disc and cooperate with recess at the bottom to hold the disc against lateral shifting. Single and plural arrays of the pouches on the backing are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Northvale Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: John Ng Wa Fai
  • Patent number: 6929127
    Abstract: A kit for holding and displaying coins and paper money. Each sheet for holding coins has two overlying clear vinyl sheets and a third backing sheet. The front sheet has a slit used to insert or remove a coin and is formed in the cover sheet to retain a coin. Behind the clear cover sheet is a display page sheet with indicia thereon that when properly aligned with the cover sheet displays information relating to the coins. The display page for paper money has sheets for holding the paper money and flaps with snap fit seals to protect the paper money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Herman L. Delk, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6926151
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tool holder convertible between storage and display configurations and a method of manufacture therefor. In one embodiment, the tool holder includes a flexible wrapper including first and second parallel major and minor edges and a fold line located between the first and second major edges. The first minor edge includes a first notch proximate a corner thereof. The tool holder also includes a first fastener including first and second portions located proximate the first and second minor edges, respectively, that is alignable in opposition to allow a coupling of the first and second minor edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventors: Martha Starr Perry, Michael Stuart Perry
  • 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: 6830150
    Abstract: A storage container, pouch, panel or part of a bag for carrying reusable items such as recording medium cartridges, rechargeable batters, or other reusable media and having an indicating flag for determining which of the reusable items contained within the containers have been used or not used. The container comprises a plurality of pockets, wherein each pocket has an indicating flag which is attached to the lining of the pouch. The pockets enable the reusable items to be stored therein and then the indicating flag is then moved out of the pocket so that it is exposed over the cartridge, so that the user knows that the reusable item has already been used and has no additional storage capacity or knows not to reuse it to record over it unless they intend to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Tamrac, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Cyr
  • Patent number: 6763986
    Abstract: A convertible travel tote bag and car seat organizer for use with a vehicle seat. The organizer includes an elongated and substantially planar body constructed of a flexible material and having a first half and a second foldable half. A plurality of enclosure defining pockets are incorporated into at least one facing side of the body of flexible material and one or more straps extend from the body at first and second locations. The first and second halves defining the body are connected together in a first folded and portable configuration. The first and second halves are further unfolded and the strap engaged about a location of the vehicle seat, such as about an associated head rest, to support the planar body and to provide access to the enclosure defining pockets in a second vehicle travel configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventors: Maryann C. Santos, Richard Santos, Andrew J. Paluda
  • Publication number: 20030223651
    Abstract: A multipurpose carrying bag folds in different formats for holding different size and shapes of objects, and includes a variety of pockets and fasteners for holding various things, primarily related to golfing or sporting equipment. The bag can be used as an open top golf bag, or it can be folded longitudinally with closed ends for use as a carry-on or support bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventor: Alan M. Weleczki
  • Patent number: 6604630
    Abstract: A carrying case is dimensioned to present a lightweight ultrasound device and one or more accessory products in an organized fashion, to a physician to reduce set up time for diagnostic examinations. The carrying case having a handle and at least one fastener for securing the carrying case in a closed configuration. The carry case comprising at least one instrument panel, the instrument panel having a top side edge and a bottom edge, and having a plurality of harnesses for the secure positioning of a lightweight ultrasound device, a data recording device and at least one transducer, the instrument panel being substantially inflexible, a first accessory panel being flexibly connected to the top edge of the instrument panel such that the first accessory panel may be folded over the instrument panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Sonosite, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan S. Cabatic, Stephanie Barnes, Steven Bunce, Patrick Martin, Bricin Epps, Carol Perron
  • Patent number: 6510261
    Abstract: An acousto-optic filter includes an optical fiber with a first region and a second region. A first acoustic wave generator is coupled to optical fiber. The first acoustic wave generator produces a first acoustic wave that travels in a first direction in the first region. A backward-propagating wave is generated in response to propagation of the first acoustic wave along the optical fiber. The backward-propagating wave travels in an opposite direction relative to the first acoustic wave. A first acoustic wave propagation member is coupled to the optical fiber. A second acoustic wave generator is coupled to the optical fiber at the second region. The second acoustic wave generator produces a second acoustic wave that combines with the backward propagating acoustic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Novera Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne V. Sorin, Pavel Polynkin, Steven L. Shepherd, Byoung Yoon Kim, Seok Hyun Yun
  • Patent number: 6497351
    Abstract: A multi-compartment bag assembly for protecting and storing one or both hardtops of a coupe top automobile, the bag assembly comprising a first bag compartment defined by an overlying first outside compartment wall and an inside compartment wall joined along respective bottom and opposing side edges and including a first top lateral opening adapted for receiving at least one of the hardtops therein, and a second bag compartment defined by the inside compartment wall and a second outside compartment wall, the inside compartment wall and the second outside compartment wall being joined along respective bottom and side edges and including a second top lateral opening adapted for receiving at least one of the hardtops therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: John A. Peele, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20020159657
    Abstract: A substantially transparent map holder or envelope for retaining therein a composite map. The holder includes a plurality of compartments spaced between two layers of material connected together. Each compartment has at least one opening for insertion and removal of a printed map that may be a section of a composite map, and/or other related text or graphic travel information such as point information, route maps, travel directions, tickets, reservations, discount coupons, and so forth. By using mapping software and a printer, a user may create a large, composite, custom map that is put together like a quilt or a mosaic made up of individual pieces of printable paper. The individual pieces are inserted into the compartments to create a large-sized map for easier overall visualization—made using preferably a conventional printer and standard-sized (e.g. 8.5″×11″) sheets of paper—rather than large-format printers or plotters and oversized paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Applicant: DeLorme Publishing Company
    Inventor: David M. DeLorme
  • Patent number: 6467613
    Abstract: A multiple shoe rack bag has a plurality of panels, at least one of which has an opening formed therein. The panels form a space enclosing at least one rack capable of containing at least one pair of shoes therein. A pocket is installed in the opening and is configured to hold a chemical composition in an interior thereof. A zipper provides access into the interior of the pocket. The pocket has a gas-impermeable front surface and a back surface perforated with vents to allow vapor from the chemical composition to pass therethrough to treat the multiple pairs of shoes enclosed in the space formed by the panels. The back surface of the pocket may be gas-impermeable. The shoe rack bag may be a rectangular hanging bag for a single pair of shoes, a rectangular hanging bag for multiple pairs of shoes, an underbed storage box or a portable shoe rack closet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Donald H. Felsenthal
  • Patent number: 6422753
    Abstract: Separable beverage receptacle packaging 10 for potable and freezable liquids, as well as a method of fabricating the same wherein the packaging 10 comprises a plurality of individual beverage receptacle units 11 aligned in a side by side fashion relative to one another. Each beverage receptacle unit 11 has an interior fluid chamber 60 defined by a lower heat weld 40, an upper heat weld 42, and two vertical heat welds 41 that are formed on opposed sheets of plastic 20, 30 and wherein the heat welds 41 between the intermediate beverage receptacle units 11 are provided with perforated strips 45 and the upper end of each receptacle unit 11 is provided with an upper horizontal heat weld 42 disposed above a tapered crimp 70 having a gap 71 that defines an integral drinking spout 48 when the tear strip above the perforated line 49 is removed from the individual beverage receptacle units 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventor: Peggy L. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20020088729
    Abstract: An apron for a bucket having a plurality of pockets secured to the apron. The pockets are divided by means of pleats that may be either permanently or detachably secured to a backing web that forms the body of the apron. Snap fasteners or hook and loop strips may be used to provide a detachable divider between two adjacent pockets. The detachable divider between two adjacent pockets allows for the provision of a double width pocket to store larger articles. The apron may be provided with pockets of different depths to allow for convenient storage of longer and shorter articles in the apron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Applicant: Transpak Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell P. Urbanski
  • Publication number: 20020071618
    Abstract: A multiple shoe rack bag has a plurality of panels, at least one of which has an opening formed therein. The panels form a space enclosing at least one rack capable of containing at least one pair of shoes therein. A pocket is installed in the opening and is configured to hold a chemical composition in an interior thereof. A zipper provides access into the interior of the pocket. The pocket has a gas-impermeable front surface and a back surface perforated with vents to allow vapor from the chemical composition to pass therethrough to treat the multiple pairs of shoes enclosed in the space formed by the panels. The back surface of the pocket may be gas-impermeable. The shoe rack bag may be a rectangular hanging bag for a single pair of shoes, a rectangular hanging bag for multiple pairs of shoes, an underbed storage box or a portable shoe rack closet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventor: Donald H. Felsenthal
  • Patent number: 6343694
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a modular based system for carrying and displaying medical equipment and supplies, incorporating highly organized, procedurally oriented storage modules designed with visible pockets and restraining devices. The modules can function independently or as part of a larger unit that includes many modules. They can be attached to a display board by one of several securement devices, which in turn can be attached to corresponding mobile stands or to a variety of surfaces in a variety of transport media. The modules can also be placed in one or more unique portable bags, vests or backpacks specifically designed to accommodate the modules through its corresponding fastening devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventors: Tracey Parnell, Shane Parnell
  • Patent number: 6341894
    Abstract: A accessory carrying case for transporting, storing, and presenting accessories for use. The accessory carrying case includes a main member with a first surface and a second surface; a plurality of pockets, each positioned on the second surface of the main member, each one of the plurality of pockets is designed for holding an accessory related to the game of bingo; and a clamp member which is used to selectively couple the main member to a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventor: Juanita Merced Quinones