With Sun Shade Patents (Class 5/418)
  • Patent number: 9051756
    Abstract: A collapsible sunshade (1) that uses a simple support structure and anchoring system to simplify the carrying, assembly and disassembly of the sunshade. The collapsible sunshade of has a substantially-rectangular shaped canopy (3) with one or more pockets (9) located near a rear edge (6) of the canopy. The pockets may be filled with sand to anchor the rear edge of the collapsible sunshade to the ground. One or more air vents (10) may also be located proximal to the rear edge to allow wind to pass through, thereby lessening the pressure of the wind on a bottom surface (8) of the canopy. A front support structure (18) and optional rear support structure (2) in combination with wind supports the body of the canopy, which acts like a sail in the wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: John D. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9010349
    Abstract: A bouldering mat/tent combination includes a mat having a first mat member and a second mat member hingedly connected to the first mat member along a transverse seam so that the mat is convertible between an open mat position and a closed mat position. A first storage pouch is attached to or defined by the mat. A tent membrane member is disposable within the first storage pouch. The tent membrane can be releasably connected to the mat with one or more releasable fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Heacock
  • Patent number: 8991667
    Abstract: A combined backpack and tent, optionally including a ground mat for sleeping on. The ground mat connects at its corners to several lightweight spars which once assembled define an arcuate skeletal frame above the ground mat. A tent fabric may then be supported on the skeletal frame. The spars and optional tethers hold the skeletal frame in shape by tension. The spars are knock-down, comprising manually connectable and separable sections which when disassembled fit into the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Ed B. Perez
  • Patent number: 8549680
    Abstract: A protective pad for infants and toddlers to lie upon when away from home comprises a large rectangular textile assembly similar in size to a beach towel having a water-resistant bottom surface, a comfortable inner layer of foam rubber, and a top layer of soft fabric. The top layer is held in place via a perimeter zipper which enables removal and laundering thereof. The pad is provided with a raised foam rubber edge to serve as a barrier to dirt and debris. The pad may be folded up compactly and secured using hook-and-loop-type fasteners and transported or attached to a stroller using a pair of carrying handles. The pad also provides an on-board stake-style umbrella to provide shade for an occupying infant or toddler at park or beach settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Wendy Nichols
  • Patent number: 8371322
    Abstract: A folding canopy beach tent comprised of lightweight rod structure frame with connecting joints. This structure opens and closes. To closing structure folds down and the rods fold inward making the structure compact. The umbrella and flaccid mesh like material cover the frame structure. The material serves as a protection against sunrays and weather elements. The front flaccid mesh serves as enclosure for the structure. The side flaccid mesh allows airflow, and visibility of surroundings. The dimensions of the folding canopy beach tent provides' enough room to place a child, and other items. Stakes are used to secure the structure to the surface, therefore reducing the likelihood of the wind moving it. The stakes also secure the mesh enclosure when lowered to the ground. The structure's umbrella like material base can be directly sat or laid on. The folded canopy beach tent is carried in a carry tote with strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Janet Lynne Wilson-Campell, MPA
    Inventor: Janet Lynne Wilson-Campbell
  • Patent number: 7607182
    Abstract: The present invention may be used as a beach blanket. A blanket may be generally rectangular in shape with a tab attached at each corner. There may also be an interior tab attached on a bottom surface approximately on a corner diagonal axis adjacent each of the tabs. A frame may be generally an open rectangular shape with two opposed spaced apart longitudinal tubular members attached to two opposed and spaced apart lateral tubular members by four corner members. The corner members may have two orthogonal horizontal arms and an orthogonal vertical arm wherein each of the vertical arms have a lower attachment element and an upper attachment element for attachment of one of the tabs and one of the interior tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Mitch Weiner
  • Publication number: 20090007331
    Abstract: A pet bed sized to receive a domestic pet such as a dog or cat. The bed includes compressible fill material and an outer shell fabric defining the geometry of the bed. The outer shell material includes a bottom fabric, side fabric and top fabric, the top fabric ideally being a plush, high loft material. The bed further includes a collapsible canopy which, when erected, extends over a substantial portion of the top fabric so that when the pet lays upon the bed or cushion, the pet resides beneath at least a portion of the canopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Aaron Lamstein
  • Publication number: 20070181172
    Abstract: The present invention is a beach cabana that provides a central corridor between two lounge portions and a frame rotatable about an axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: James Harrison
  • Patent number: 7216381
    Abstract: A portable privacy enclosure for sunbathing and other applications includes a bottom panel for engaging the ground or other underlying surface. A first pair of side panels are foldably attached to one longitudinal side of the bottom panel and a second pair of side panels are similarly attached to an opposite side of the bottom panel. A pair of opposing end panels are foldably attached to respective ends of the bottom panel. Each end panel extends between a respective opposing pair of the side panels. Fasteners are provided for releasably interconnecting each adjoining pair of vertical panels to hold the enclosure in an assembled condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Ingrid Setzer
  • Patent number: 7096526
    Abstract: A beach towel made of terry cloth which is round, square and rectangular. A round, square, or rectangular beach towel made of terry cloth has two holes—one in the middle and the second along the perimeter of the round beach towel and along any edge of the square or rectangular beach towel. Comfort provided by the beach towel when paired by a beach umbrella whose handle is planted either in the middle hole or in any hole along the perimeter or edge it shade. This kind of beach towel may be used not only in beaches but also in front and back yards, parks, playgrounds, camps, picnic areas or any place where relaxation and comfort benefit users who prefer lying down or sitting on towels rather than sitting on chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Inventor: Laura E Ogan
  • Patent number: 7040334
    Abstract: A sun shielding device to protect the head and neck of the user from the sun when lying prone on a relatively flat surface comprising a structural frame having a base support beam and two sides, and a cover means affixed to said structural frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Helen T. Pham
  • Patent number: 6901615
    Abstract: The beach umbrella towel has an aperture for inserting a beach umbrella in various places, and the towels can have various shapes such as rectangular, square or circular. Pillows of various shapes are attached around the aperture in various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventors: Concetta Lombardo, Angela Casiero
  • Patent number: 6595227
    Abstract: A shade including a frame member being formed from a flexible twistable material and a membrane is disclosed. The shade includes an adjustable tension strap coupled to two ends of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Gray Matter Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Edward Le Gette, Alan Tipp, Justin Saul Werner, Ronald L. Wilson, II
  • Patent number: 6502257
    Abstract: A beach blanket for receiving an umbrella so that the umbrella is positioned over the blanket includes a panel having an upper side, a lower side and a peripheral edge. The panel comprises a flexible material. The panel has at least one opening extending therethrough for receiving a bottom end of an umbrella handle. A cover has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is attached to the panel and extending over the opening. The first portion has a hole extending therethrough and is generally aligned with the opening in the panel. The second portion is removably positionable in a closed position extending over the hole or an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventor: Rosemary Glenn
  • Publication number: 20020195135
    Abstract: A shade including a frame member being formed from a flexible twistable material and a membrane is disclosed. The shade includes an adjustable tension strap coupled to two ends of the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Brian Edward Le Gette, Alan Tipp, Werner Justin Saul, Ronald L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 6478038
    Abstract: A screen includes a collapsible frame member having an arcuate member, and a strut member extending from the arcuate member such that a substantially three legged structure is formed. A covering extends between opposite sides of the arcuate member around the strut member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Gray Matter Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Edward Le Gette, Justin Saul Werner
  • Patent number: 6363955
    Abstract: A self-deploying, collapsible and foldable fabric structure suitable for use as a shelter, shower stall or modesty screen in a changing room, comprises a base panel formed by a piece of fabric stretched over a flexible wire-looped frame. A series of additional flexible close wire-loop frames are mounted over the base panel at spaced-apart locations, and are covered with another piece of fabric to form a tubular enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Billwin Auto Accessories, Ltd.
    Inventor: Wai Hang Louie
  • Patent number: 6199229
    Abstract: This invention provides a collapsible and foldable structure suitable for use by infants as a play area for both indoor and, in particular, outdoor use. The invention incorporates the use of flexible loops of material which may be deformed into a plurality of concentrated loops when in the collapsed state for easy transportation and storage. A sheet of material may be attached on which the infant may lie and includes a raised member extending over the sheet to which a further cover may be attached and/or used for hanging items for the child's amusement or entertainment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Bo Kon Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenneth Man Kin Wong
  • Patent number: 6061850
    Abstract: A portable platform for carrying to the beach a beach umbrella, umbrella support pole and pillow, all VELCRO fastened to the platform which serves to keep the pillow off the sand and to provide a cup holder and/or a box to secure small items, such as car keys and money, that may otherwise be lost in the sand. The platform may also be used to carry a stereo entertainment system onto the beach and to keep it out of the sand while the platform is placed on the beach to hold upright the umbrella support pole upon which the umbrella is fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventor: Jesse Roper, III
  • Patent number: 5899571
    Abstract: A combination beach towel, tote bag and beach umbrella system including a towel member, an umbrella member and an umbrella support. The towel member has a towel perimeter edge defining a towel shape, a drawstring sleeve provided adjacent to the towel perimeter, and a draw string having a first and second drawstring end positioned through the drawstring sleeve with the first and second drawstring ends extending out from the drawstring sleeve. The umbrella member has an umbrella perimeter defining an umbrella shape corresponding to the towel shape in a manner such that the umbrella perimeter and the towel perimeter can be placed in registration and four elongated, tubular shaped, fabric, pole attachment sleeves open at both ends thereof, each pole attachment sleeve attached to a first side of the umbrella member and extending from the umbrella perimeter radially toward the center of the umbrella member. The umbrella member and the towel members are securable together along their perimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Inventor: Damon T. Chalk
  • Patent number: 5819343
    Abstract: An improved blanket and bag combination for camping, picnicking or traveling to the beach. The circular towel may be converted to form a large tote bag for carrying beach or camping items. When open, the blanket spans approximately 82" in diameter. The invention is two-sided, with one face of the blanket being absorbent cotton blend cloth material and the other face being repellant waterproof nylon. Thus, the invented apparatus can be placed with its waterproof face towards the ground to protect the wearer from dirt and debris. The cotton fabric side has an overall surface pattern that is consistent over the total area of one side of the bag.Positioned approximately two-thirds away from its central point is a double drawstring channel. Velcro.RTM. closure pockets are situated beneath the double drawstring channel, towards the edge of the towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventors: Dominic C. Zampirri, Jr., Elizabeth Zampirri
  • Patent number: 5551110
    Abstract: A collapsible sunshade(50) includes a pair of support arms(54a, 54b). Disposed on outer ends of the support arms are a pair of ribs (62a, 62b). A fabric sheet (51) is disposed between the ribs to form a sunshade. The support arms include a pair of outwardly extending lever arms (58a, 58b). The ribs similarly include a pair of lever arms (64a and 64b). A pair of push rods (70a, 70b) extend between the lever arms of the support arms and the ribs. As the support arms are moved from a closed position in which they are substantially parallel to an open position in which they are substantially apart, the lever arms cause the ribs to extend outward thereby extending the shade. Preferably the sun shade is designed to be fitted on a collapsible headrest such that the combination of the collapsible shade and headrest can be easily stowed and transported by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Beachead Products Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Armstrong, Roger L. Sortino
  • Patent number: 5528779
    Abstract: An air-cushioned sleeping bag comprises a bottom portion and a cover member partially connected on their corresponding edges and partially fastened by zipper on their rest edges. The bottom portion comprises a plurality of the elongate air compartments parallel extended along the longitudinal direction thereof, a transverse inflatable pillow adjacent one end of the compartments and a shading member extended outward from the outward edge of the pillow. A heating member disposed between a mat cloth and the top of the compartments is preserved for applying in extreme cold weather. The air-cushioned sleeping bag of the present invention is applicable to uneven and hard surface without a tent and prevent a traveller from the dampness and coldness of the ground where he lies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventors: Li-Hsen Lee, Lichang Young
  • Patent number: 5515564
    Abstract: The present invention is a sun shield which can be easily attached and/or detached from most standard sized beach chairs. In another embodiment, the sun shield is attached to a frame which has a bag stretched around the frame to provide a carrying case for beach items as well as a comfortable pillow for the user to rest his/her head upon. Additionally, the sun shield may fold up to act as a handle, and to facilitate carrying that bag. In yet another embodiment of the invention, the sun shield is attached to a cooler which is designed to carry items in a cooling environment to or from the beach and/or the poolside. It also provides the user with a comfortable headrest to rest his or her head upon while sunbathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Thomas R. Lyons
  • Patent number: 5347667
    Abstract: A protective appliance for providing protection from the ground and the sun. The protective appliance includes a covering member for covering a portion of the ground, including an opening therein for a shade mechanism provides protection from the sun's rays and has a support end and a protective end. The support end is adapted to removably extend downward through the opening in the covering member and into the ground a sufficient depth to support the shade member in a generally vertical orientation. The shade member provides protection for an object on the covering member from direct exposure to the sun and the covering member provides protection for an object on the covering member from exposure to the ground. In addition, a carrying member is designed to receive each of the elements in a convenient, transportable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Inventors: Sam Schwarz, Nora Schwarz
  • Patent number: 5320405
    Abstract: A sunshade comprising a plurality of U-shaped bails, pivotally joined together at each end by a plastic joint. A fabric web ensheathes the bails and creates a shade-providing canopy when the bails are spread apart from each other in fan-like fashion. A framing bail frames a fabric sleeve and provides means for supporting the sunshade in an upright position. The sleeve non-mechanically engages the sunshade to the back portion of a chair. A cover, that extends beyond the sleeve, is used when the portable sunshade is in a folded disposition. The ends of the cover are fastened together to keep the sunshade clamped shut. A strap is provided for ease of carrying the portable sunshade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Bacchi of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Marianne Foster, Roger Beck, Lisa Beck
  • Patent number: 5299337
    Abstract: A portable chair includes a first container for retaining items, the first container having an inclined top wall for use as a back rest. The chair may additionally include a second container for retaining items, the second container having an inclined top wall and being hingedly connected to the first container such that the first container can pivot onto the inclined top wall of the second container, such that the inclined top wall of the second container can be pivoted into alignment with the inclined top wall of the first container, for use together as a back rest, and a third container for retaining items, the third container having a substantially horizontal top wall and being connected to the second container such that the second container can pivot together with the first container onto the substantially horizontal top wall of the third container. An access opening is preferably provided in at least one container. A canopy assembly is optionally provided over the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Lynelle Venza
  • Patent number: 5272779
    Abstract: A layer of fire retardant EPDM is incorporated into body support devices, such as mattresses, couches, chairs, cushions, pillows and car seats, to provide a partial or total enclosure of flammable materials including polyurethane foam and matting. The fire retardant EPDM layer may be perforated to allow the layer to breathe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Whim Wham Corporation
    Inventor: John G. Payton
  • Patent number: 5245715
    Abstract: A blanket member as is typically utilized as a covering for a beach and the like includes a plurality of clip fasteners arranged for securement about a periphery of the blanket, with each of the clip members including a tether line secured at one end to an associated clip member and at an opposed end to a conical anchor plug. The anchor plug is arranged with concentric rings spaced along the anchor plug to maintain securement of the anchor structure relative to a beach environment. A modification of the invention includes rack structure to accommodate further webs for drying and for purposes of shade and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Inventor: Jeffery A. Dinkins
  • Patent number: 5059463
    Abstract: A circular mat having an outer rim that is reinforced by a steel ribbon keeps its shape while laid out and also allows for ready folding and storage. Tent stakes serves to hold the mat in place and a central hole allows the insertion of an umbrella. A shelter is capable of being erected over the mat using flexible, curved tent poles that inset into a pair of three way hinged tent steaks. This shelter serves to keep out the elements when the weather turns for the worse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Michael V. Peters
  • Patent number: 4996733
    Abstract: A reinforced air mattress sleeping bag includes an air mattress unit with upper and bottom mattresses, a head rest piece and a head covering. The head rest piece can be formed by extending the bottom air mattress at a distance suitable for accommodating the user's head, or can be formed separately to be connectable to the mattress by a fastening device. The upper and bottom mattresses of the air mattress unit, when inflated, can prevent the inner sleeping bag received therebetween from dampness, and the head rest piece provided with the head covering prevents the user from mosquitos and other insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Inventor: Ying-Lang Tsai
  • Patent number: 4865380
    Abstract: A speciality convenience device comprising a U-shaped framework of rigid-tubing, serving to both house and support an extensible flexible-gooseneck member capable of being manually omni-adjusted into any desired positional attitude; the device being substantially flat between legs of said U-frame so as to be easily installed upon an existing automobile's or spectator-bench's seat back, while thus held captive thereto by presence of the user's own back resting thereupon; the user being either an adult or juvenile by virtue of a special U-frame width-adjustment provision which includes a co-operative sizing-adjustment of the back-spanning fabric covering; the covering including a pocket-like formation thereto also facilitating a convenient stowing place for the gooseneck's detachable sunshield member, including provision of a sunshield folding capacity, as well as an optional attachable child's activity-center thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventors: Linda S. Heitzman-Powell, Edna Mae Heitzman
  • Patent number: 4821353
    Abstract: A Beach Mat with built-in Adjustable Sun Shade is described. The head of the mat contains elastic stays. These elastic stays permit the head of the mat to be shaped into an arc with the help of strings. Said arc becomes a sun shade. On relief of the tension of the stays by releasing the strings, the mat may be rolled into a small cylinder for transportation and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: James Neri
  • Patent number: 4681195
    Abstract: A combination carry bag and mat is provided which in an unfolded position can be utilized as a mat to lie upon that has built-in relatively rigid compartments to hold various items and a radio and which in a folded position can be utilized as a carry bag. In a modified form a built-in adjustable and collapsible sun shade protector is for a person when the person lies upon the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Inventors: Curtis J. Trahan, Mary C. Trahan, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4639958
    Abstract: There is provided an article for use by persons lying on the ground at the sea or like locations.The device serves as a head rest for the reposing person and as a sun shade. When not in use as stated, the device serves as a carrying bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Inventor: Reuben Lerner
  • Patent number: 4599754
    Abstract: A combination wind or sun screen and beach blanket apparatus includes a blanket having at least one aperture in each corner. A screen assembly consists of right and left poles having disposed between them a flexible sheet of material, the poles have tapered or pointed ends for insertion into the corner aperture of the blanket to secure the blanket in the ground and to form a vertical wall to block the effect of the wind or to operate to cast a shadow on the blanket as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventors: Robert W. Mairs, III, Darra A. Mairs
  • Patent number: 4425675
    Abstract: A head rest and sunshade construction comprising in combination: a base consisting of an inclined upper panel having an upper face, and side support panels adapted to support the upper panel on a surface; a cushion member provided on the upper panel so as to project above the upper face of the upper panel; a sunshade having a support frame and a cover attached thereto; and adjustable support means for adjustably supporting the support frame on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Inventor: Johannes J. A. Victor
  • Patent number: 4232692
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a framework which forms a support for mosquito netting or the like. The framework includes an inverted U-shaped end piece having two upwardly turning support ribs originating from the ends of the end piece. The framework is able to be interconnected and means are disclosed for the easy fabrication and disassembly thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Inventor: Philip A. Atkins
  • Patent number: D360793
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: Solomon Nwani