Including Auxiliary Compartment Patents (Class 383/40)
  • Patent number: 9578937
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth C. Kern, Jason V. Drew, Michael M. Habig
  • Patent number: 9421916
    Abstract: A storage bin for an interior compartment of a vehicle includes a support structure manufactured from a substantially rigid plastic material, and configured for attachment to a panel of the vehicle. An outer wall portion is manufactured from a substantially rigid plastic material. A flexible wall portion is manufactured from a flexible silicone material, and interconnects the support structure and the outer wall portion. The flexible wall portion includes a plurality of pleats, and is collapsible in an accordion motion between a collapsed position and an expanded position. When disposed in the collapsed position, the flexible wall portion supports the outer wall portion adjacent the panel. When disposed in the expanded position, the flexible wall portion supports the outer wall portion a lateral offset distance from the panel to define a storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Taryn E. Dyle
  • Patent number: 9327651
    Abstract: A watercraft drain plug holder has a holder body defining a shell operative to receive and retain a watercraft drain plug therein. A coupler is affixed to the holder body and defines a perimeter and a hole inside the perimeter. The perimeter operatively passes through a boat hook eye or other similar boating component and around an eye circumference. The holder body passes through the coupler hole, thereby operatively wrapping around a boat hook eye and suspending the holder body from the eye. Several embodiments are shown, including a preferred version that incorporates resilient and non-marring materials and alternative solid and non-marring embodiments. In addition, several methods are described for storing a drain plug, launching a boat, and trailering a boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Michael W. Steil
  • Patent number: 9307813
    Abstract: Embodiments of a compartment are generally described herein. A compartment for use with a bag wherein the compartment includes a first panel configured to be coupled to the bag. The first panel defines at least a portion of a pocket, has a longitudinal axis, and forms a cutout. The compartment also includes a second panel coupled to the first panel. The second panel covers the cutout, and includes a first material stretchable along a first axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and a second material stretchable along the first axis and a second axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan J. Bruce
  • Patent number: 9167862
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying foldable footwear that comprises a drawstring pouch having a side pocket that reversibly adjusts between undrawn and drawn states. When undrawn, the pouch is characterized by an opening at the top of the pouch that is dimensioned and configured for receiving a pair of foldable shoes in an interior of the pouch. When drawn, the pouch is characterized by a drawstring arranged on the upper portion sealing off the opening, thereby concealing the interior of the pouch. The apparatus further comprises a collapsible tote bag removably inserted in the side pocket, where the tote bag is configured to reversibly convert between unfolded and folded states. When unfolded, the tote bag is characterized by an interior portion that receives a pair of unfolded shoes, where the interior portion further includes a storage pocket. When folded, the tote bag is completely contained within the second pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Gavrieli Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kfir Gavrieli, Dikla Gavrieli
  • Patent number: 9168780
    Abstract: A divider for a file folder includes a primary sheet made of transparent plastic and having an integrally formed tab that protrudes from a top of the primary sheet. The divider further includes a secondary sheet made of transparent plastic and welded to a surface of the primary sheet to define at least one accessory compartment and a tertiary sheet made of transparent plastic and welded to the surface of the primary sheet to define a business card compartment. A portion of the business card compartment is located adjacent to the tab of the primary sheet and is sized to accommodate a business card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Waddell, Michael A. Deem
  • Patent number: 9108381
    Abstract: A flexible package having a main package inner cavity compartment and a segregated secondary compartment. The main package generally includes a plurality of outer panel portions. These panel portions can include a front panel portion, a back panel portion, and a bottom panel portion. A frangible longitudinal seal portion is provided such that breaching of the frangible longitudinal seal portion facilitates communication between the inner cavity and the secondary compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • Publication number: 20150098665
    Abstract: A temperature compensated bellows is provided for storage and displacement of a first fluid used as an indicator in a capillary tube. The bellows is made of a housing made of flexible, watertight material. The housing is made up of an upper portion, a lower portion, and an outer accordion formed portion. The accordion formed portion has a length/and is sealingly connected along a periphery between the upper and lower portions. At least one entry/exit port formed on at least one of the portions thereof. At least one of the upper and lower portions extends from a periphery of the accordion formed portion substantially within the housing so as to reduce the storage volume. Preferably, within this area defined by the portion which extends within the housing, a temperature compensation device is disposed. This device is made up of a miniature bellows and reservoir in which a second fluid is placed having a coefficient of expansion which is different than the first fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Preciflex SA
    Inventor: Lucien Vouillamoz
  • Publication number: 20150093051
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the design of bags with integral pockets, called flip pockets, located preferably on the outside of the bag frame which easily permit storage, transport, control and use of a personal mobile communication or entertainment device without necessarily having to remove the device from the flip pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Imeh Esen
  • Patent number: 8985322
    Abstract: A sorbent container includes a plurality of sealed pockets connected in a strip. At least one of the pockets is a filled pocket containing a quantity of sorbent material. A pocket adjacent to the filled pocket is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Virginia Garner Cullison
  • Patent number: 8967379
    Abstract: A tool storage and transport system including a tool bag body formed from a base, a first exterior wall perpendicular to the base, and a second exterior wall perpendicular to the base and opposite the first exterior wall; and a tool organizer slidably engagable with at least one of the first and second exterior walls. The tool organizer includes an organizer tray having a bottom wall, a plurality of sidewalls generally perpendicular to the bottom wall, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end. The first end is slidably engagable with the exterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LF Centennial Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8961015
    Abstract: A fabric-based electronic device sleeve with a stiff directional nap lining the interior of a pocket. The directional nap (or plush) of the fabric is oriented to permit easy slidable insertion of an electronic device into the sleeve's pocket, with static friction forces between the directional nap and the device preventing the device from slipping out on its own or falling from the sleeve when held in a downward direction. As a user removes the electronic device from the sleeve, a gentle pull upon pinching the device between thumb and index finger overcomes the static friction forces between the device and the directional nap lining to permit easy removal and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tom Bihn, Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Damien Bihn
  • Publication number: 20140301672
    Abstract: Disclosed is clasp including a protrusion portion with a protrusion, a receiving portion defining a receiving cavity configured to receive the protrusion portion, wherein the protrusion is securable in the cavity via frictional fitting of the protrusion into the cavity, the frictional fitting of the protrusion into the cavity creating a secure association between the receiving portion and the protrusion portion, wherein the receiving portion includes a first arm and a second arm extending from a receiving portion base, the first arm including a first arcuate recess and the second arm including a second arcuate recess opposing the first arcuate recess, the first arcuate recess and the second arcuate recess defining an adjustable width of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: James Patrick BOWERMAN
  • Patent number: 8851753
    Abstract: An enclosure liner is provided which includes a bag, which bag has a top panel, two side panels, a back panel, and a bottom panel. The front panel forms an access to enable items to be placed within, and withdrawn from, the interior of the liner, and a closure, such as a zipper, is attached to the periphery of the access to enable the liner to be sealed shut. Pockets to accommodate the hooks often found in conventional lockers are strategically placed and are sized to allow clothes and other items to be hung from the pocket-covered hooks. A plurality of magnets suspend the liner within the enclosure and a pad forms a floor suitable for storing shoes and other like articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Marshell D. Belser
  • Patent number: 8826821
    Abstract: An explosives container comprising a flexible inner bag within a flexible outer bag, the outer bag comprising a first end and a second end and a booster compartment located on an external surface of the outer bag, adjacent the second end. An explosive composition can be located within the inner bag and, in use, the booster compartment contains an explosive booster and serves to maintain the explosive booster in close contact with the explosives composition. The explosives container further comprises an elongate sheath extending substantially between the first end and the second end of the outer bag and serving to house and protect a detonator cord from damage or dislodgement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Crinum IP Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Michael John Martin
  • Publication number: 20140233868
    Abstract: A multi-compartment bag having at least two compartments of polymeric material, the subsequent compartments being monolithic with the first compartment having an interconnection of two spaced seal strips. There is also provided a method of making a multi-compartment bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: James P. Knutzon, Ernest M. Myers, Robert J. Gonzales, Herman Verveld
  • Publication number: 20140219585
    Abstract: A multiple-compartment container comprising: two or more panels sealed together to form a container; a supplemental cavity adhered within the container to one of the panels; and a burst seal on the supplemental cavity configured to release contents of the supplemental cavity upon application of force from a user. The multiple-compartment container can be efficiently filled by first filling the supplemental containers, then affixing the supplemental containers to a panel of the main container, next joining the panel with others to form the main container, then filling and sealing the main container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie Oberlin, Phillip Kaltenbacher
  • Publication number: 20140205211
    Abstract: A bag is provided comprising three plastic panels adhered together at their bottom and side edges, each composed of a layer of biodegradable plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Yvonne McGinnis
  • Publication number: 20140120207
    Abstract: A package having a toothpick or other utensil that is defined or protectable within an interior sterile and/or sanitary area of the package that will not be confused with consumable contents. Multiple utensils can be provided of the same or different types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Steele, Greg Melchoir
  • Patent number: 8684601
    Abstract: Apparatus 10 has breachable flow conduit 12 for discharging stored fluid 12F contained in storage chamber 10C out to the ambient. Chamber access region 10R is positioned proximate perimeter 10P of the apparatus. The breachable flow conduit is within the access region, and has an inner end 12C proximate the storage chamber and an outer end 12P proximate the perimeter of the apparatus. The flow conduit has outer pressed seal 14P between the outer end of the flow conduit and the perimeter of the apparatus. The flow conduit also has inner pressed seal 14C between the inner end of the flow conduit and the edge of the storage chamber. The flow conduit expands towards the perimeter of the apparatus under external pressure, typically applied by the consumer. The pressure causes the flow conduit to breach at the perimeter of the apparatus. The flow conduit also expands towards the storage chamber. The pressure causes the flow conduit to breach at the edge of the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: PopPack, LLC
    Inventor: William S. Perell
  • Patent number: 8672546
    Abstract: An article, such as a bag, with an attached storage pouch or pocket is disclosed. The pouch can be directly attached to the article through an attachment, placing the pouch within close proximity, or coincident with a portion of the article. The pouch can be made from an elastic, flexible material. The pouch can be attached in an inverted state to an article. A user can place a portion of his hand in the pouch, compress the article with both hands, and then invert the pouch while encapsulating the compressed article in the pouch. The pouch can have a flap attached to the pouch. The flap can be used to close the opening of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Flip & Tumble, LLC
    Inventors: Hetal N. Jariwala, Eva E. Bauer, Lale Taneri
  • Publication number: 20140050424
    Abstract: A combined beverage container and storage device easily storable until usage and capable of being removable from premises for dispensing contents contained in the container for later consumption and provided with a sealable non-leak sealing mechanism. The beverage container is formed from flexible plastic material and the beverage dispenser has one end in contact with contents in the container and another end to provide access by a user to the contents and a closure including a sealable non-leak sealing mechanism providing an opening and closing a container opening through which the tubular member is inserted into the container, or an elastomeric material surrounding the container opening for insertion of the dispenser, fixed with the outside of the container to close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jacob N. Hilsenrath, Sean M. McGann
  • Publication number: 20140037230
    Abstract: A baby changing station for storing and organizing baby supplies has been developed. The station includes a quilted storage bag with a central storage compartment, multiple storage pockets attached to the front and two insulated bottle holders attached on the sides. Additionally, two loops attached to each end of the storage bag so that a carrying strap may be used. The station also includes a flap for closing the storage bag. The flap is elongated and suitable for holding the storage bag in position when it is inserted in between a bed mattress and bed box spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Candace Sparks
  • Patent number: 8627950
    Abstract: A fabric jewelry organizer including a fabric surface having a fabric flap on each edge. A plurality of horizontal pockets on the flaps; a plurality of horizontal support bars mounted in the pockets. A closure at a top edge of each flap and a hanger held in the organizer by the closures such that the hanger can be used to support the organizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Z. Lavern Bland
    Inventor: Z. Lavern Bland
  • 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: 20130247606
    Abstract: The insulated container and insert are formed of relatively soft and flexible panels having relatively thick cores of thermal insulation captured between thin impervious sheets. The outer container has a closable top, and the insert has an open top. The insert is about half the height of the outer container, allowing ice or other cooling material, beverage cans and/or bottles, etc., to be placed in the bottom of the outer container with the insert resting thereon for the carriage of food therein. As the outer bottom surface of the insert will be moist from contact with ice or the like therebelow, the outer container includes a drop down panel that may be lowered for placement of the insert thereon to preclude contamination of the bottom of the insert with loose sand or the like. Additional carrying handles and straps are provided, as well as outer pockets on the outer container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: GLEN R. SUCHECKI
  • Publication number: 20130230260
    Abstract: A seam sealed wet bag for transporting and storing wet items and a process for marking same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Nicole Marie Maynard, Jesse Anton Maynard
  • Publication number: 20130182976
    Abstract: A pocket on a bag is operable between a collapsed configuration, in which the pocket overlies the bag, and an expanded configuration, in which the pocket opens to form a cavity for holding a water bottle or other items. The pocket and the bag each comprise a pair of attachment devices that are automatically or magnetically attached to each other when the pocket is in the collapsed configuration. The pocket includes a collapsible panel secured to the bag and that is adapted to collapse when the pocket is moved to the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: FAIRHAVEN GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Fairhaven Group, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8475045
    Abstract: A bag includes an outer body portion or outer shell which encloses a storage compartment. The bag also includes a pocket non-removably attached to the bag which is accessible through the outer body portion or outer shell and is freely contained within the storage compartment. The pocket is configured to retain a cover, which is non-removably attached thereto. The cover is a flexible material that is water resistant or water repellant. The cover can be collapsed and stored within the pocket or can be withdrawn from the pocket and spread over the outer body portion or outer shell of the bag, thereby protecting it, for example, from inclement weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Meyer, Edward G. Russell, Stephen Cleary
  • Patent number: 8474163
    Abstract: A greeting bag is described that is includes a gift bag and a greeting card. The gift bag and greeting card connect together to form the integrated assembly of the greeting bag that has a purposefully coordinated single decorative style. The gift bag and greeting card have individual decors that define alternative aspects of that particular theme of a decorative style. An attachment mechanism can also be included in the greeting bag that further fixes the greeting card to the gift bag. The attachment mechanism can have a third decor as well as a size and dimensions that can include an image or sentiment. A method is described wherein a greeting bag is selected by selecting a gift bag from a set of one or more gift bags that share a common decorative style. A greeting card is selected from a set of one or more greeting cards that share the same common decorative style with the gift bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Richard H. Rubin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8413812
    Abstract: A carrying case (500) and handle (504) for accommodating a portable topical negative pressure therapy apparatus (200) comprising a device (202) and a waste canister (204) separable therefrom, the waste canister having an aspiration conduit (274) emerging therefrom is described, the carrying bag comprising an apparatus receiving pouch (502), said pouch having opening and closing means (522, 524) at a lower portion thereof and said handle (504) being directly attached to said apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Andrew Pidgeon, Richard Mann
  • Publication number: 20120328220
    Abstract: The bag has a body and a bottom. A mesh sheet is attached to the wall of the body and extends over the bottom. A zipper is provided for attaching the bottom to the bag body such that the bottom of the bag can be opened to allow particulate matter to be emptied from the bag without removing the contents of the bag. A pocket-like compartment is provided within the bag. The compartment has a lining formed of thermal insulating material such that the temperature of beverages and other food items can be maintained for an extended period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: GENAL STRAP, INC. D/B/A VOGUESTRAP
    Inventor: Susan Kayata
  • Patent number: 8287188
    Abstract: A bag includes a first portion. The first portion is attached to a second portion of the bag. The reusable bag also includes a mailing label having an addressee section preprinted with an address of a recycler. When the bag is in an unpacked state, the first portion is configured to carry items. When the bag is in a packed state, the first portion is secured in the packed state using the second portion such that the mailing label is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hoyord, Angela L. Baer, Sohil Arora
  • Publication number: 20120224791
    Abstract: Packaging for a retail food product that contains a waste component, such as shells, includes a main product package including a hollow interior space for receiving the food product. The main product package includes a first face. The packaging includes a waste container that has a body with a number of defined fold lines to permit the waste container to move between an initial folded storage position and an unfolded position in which the waste container forms a receptacle defined by at least one side wall and a bottom wall that define a hollow interior space for receiving the waste component of the food product after consumption thereof. The waste container extends outwardly from the first face thereof and can be either integrally formed with or be attached to the main product package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Itai Achiaz
  • Patent number: 8251113
    Abstract: A handbag, a system and a method interchange storage containers which hold personal items and/or professional items. The handbag may have an outer shell that may have walls defining a cavity. The handbag has an insert with portions defining three or more containers. The handbag has a purse insert with sides defining an inner volume of the purse insert. The handbag has a purse shell with sections defining a chamber. The purse insert fits within the insert, and the insert fits within the outer shell. The purse insert may be transferred into an alternate insert, placed in a purse shell or carried independently. The insert is transferrable between the outer shell and an alternate outer shell. Moreover, the purse insert fits within the purse shell and is transferrable from the insert to the purse shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Aimee Richcreek Baxter
  • Publication number: 20120207407
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a bag. The bag may include a first surface and an expandable portion coupled to the first surface. The expandable portion may include a compartment, wherein, in an extended position, a front surface of the expandable portion may be configured to extend away from the first surface, and, in a collapsed position, the front surface of the expandable portion may be configured to lay substantially flush with the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Lois Zaprzalka SHERR
  • Patent number: 8240470
    Abstract: A carrying case (500) and handle (504) for accommodating a portable topical negative pressure therapy apparatus (200) comprising a device (202) and a waste canister (204) separable therefrom, the waste canister having an aspiration conduit (274) emerging therefrom is described, the carrying bag comprising an apparatus receiving pouch (502), said pouch having opening and closing means (522, 524) at a lower portion thereof and said handle (504) being directly attached to said apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Andrew Pidgeon, Richard Mann
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120134604
    Abstract: The fries and condiment holder is a combination of two open containers. The larger of the two open containers provides the user with a place to store a food item found at fast food restaurants such as French fries. The smaller of the two open containers is attached to the larger container by a nontoxic adhesive because the present invention makes contact with edible food. The smaller container provides the user with a place to store a condiment. The smaller container is also collapsible and can be flushed into larger container. The user obtains the present invention with the food item in the larger container and with the small container collapse. The user can choose to expand and fill the smaller container with a condiment if the user wants to dip his/her food item in the condiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Scott LINDQUIST
  • Publication number: 20120128272
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a paper bag which contains at least one detachable card located in the internal folded upper part of the bag. The card can be used for example as a visiting card, a Christmas card, a S. Valentine card, an anniversary card or a discount coupon. The cards might have different shapes such as rectangular, a square, a star, a circle, a oval, or an image such as a tree, a heart or a Santa Claus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Nadia Murgia
  • Publication number: 20120097495
    Abstract: A versatile bag including: a bag, one or more removable and optionally reversible art panels, and one or more devices for attaching the one or more removable and optionally reversible art panels to the outside of the bag is provided. A method of decorating the bag is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Moore
  • Patent number: 8092087
    Abstract: A bag with an adjustable strap configured for a holding the bag in a variety of different positions. The bag includes a bag body having a bottom, a front side, a back side and an opening opposite the bottom. The bag body includes two primary fasteners on the back side in the vicinity of the opening. An adjustable strap with two ends is fixed at both ends to the back side of the bag body in the vicinity of the bottom. The adjustable strap includes two end sections adjacent the ends, two extension sections adjacent the end sections and a middle section between the extension sections. A first secondary fastener is disposed between the end sections and extension sections and a second secondary fastener is disposed between the extension sections and middle section. The first secondary fasteners are configured to attach to the primary fasteners such that the middle section and extension sections form a long shoulder strap between the primary fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Orly Simhony, Ilanit Saranga
  • Publication number: 20120002905
    Abstract: A dual pouch bag package and method of making it in which a primary flat type of bag packaging is fused together with a rear panel, creating a secondary pouch on the rear of the primary pouch. The rear panel extends across the rear section of the primary pouch and the side edges are fused together to the rear of the primary pouch by heat seal method. The rear panel forms a pouch and the right and left edge are folded inward, creating a crease that allows the rear panel to flatten downward onto the rear of the primary pouch. The top and bottom edges of the rear panel are fused to the rear of the front primary pouch by the heat sealing method. A single hole or multiple holes in the upper band for receiving support members for transporting the dual pouch bag during manufacture or for displaying the dual pouch bag at the marketplace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel L. Banagas
  • Publication number: 20120002904
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: KOVRD PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Vance MacDonald, Benjamin LEONARD
  • Publication number: 20110317941
    Abstract: A packaging bag for secondary packaging which allows safety transport of infectious substances is provided. Front and back surface materials are placed on top of another and formed into a bag member by heat-sealing both side edge and bottom edge portions continuously. Partitioning materials formed of a plastic sheet or film having a required size are disposed on inner surfaces of the upper ends of the front and back surface materials and attached to the front and back surface materials by heat-sealing both side edge and bottom edge portions except for an upper end edge portion to form pocket portions. A sealing material is stuck to the back surface material on the outside of the upper end portion thereof so as not to be opened. The internal pressure is received by one of the pocket portions when the internal pressure in the packaging bag is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Hideo IGARASHI
  • Patent number: 8083105
    Abstract: A flexible fluid delivery system comprising a fluid bladder having a first inlet and a first outlet, the fluid bladder configured to contain liquid, an inflatable compartment capable of being pressurized by inflation and having a second inlet, the inflatable component being formed adjacent to the fluid bladder, such that the fluid bladder and the inflatable component are integrated to form a pressurized fluid reservoir, a seam element formed in the fluid bladder and the inflatable component of the pressurized fluid reservoir, the seam element being capable of controlling the shape of the pressurized fluid reservoir, a pump associated with the second inlet of the inflatable compartment, the pump being configured to inflate the inflatable component of the pressurized fluid reservoir, and a valve operatively coupled to the first outlet of the fluid bladder, the valve being capable of releasing the liquid contained in the fluid bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Lucas C. Reichert, Gabriel G. Reichert, Toby Hazelbaker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8043004
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly has a first insulated container portion and a second insulated container portion. The second insulated container portion can be collapsed to a flat position, and secured in place. Either of the container portions may have a liner. The liner in the first container portion may be a substantially rigid liner. The assembly may have a lifting member. In one example the second portion may be hingedly mounted to the first portion, and the lifting member may be mounted such that when the assembly is lifted, the hinge is in an up-and-down orientation. In another embodiment, the lifting member may be eccentrically mounted, such that the assembly may possibly sit more comfortably against a carrier's hip. The first container portion may have an auxiliary opening or door, and that door may be more easily opened than the main access of the first insulated container portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: California Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil