Picnic/lunch Box Type Cooler Patents (Class 62/457.7)
  • Patent number: 10660791
    Abstract: A personal cooling system for maintaining an individual at a preferred predetermined temperature in the outdoor environment of a venue, for an extended period of time, according to one embodiment includes a first cooling element comprising a phase change material (PCM) and at least one cooling station for providing any one of an additional one or more frozen cooling elements, each having a PCM, and at least one freezing medium for freezing any of said cooling elements. The cooling station is installed at the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Hillel Zakai
  • Patent number: 9868583
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly includes a first portion having an insulated, soft sided external wall structure, and a second portion that defined a lid co-operable with the first portion. The lid includes an auxiliary access opening and closure member that are smaller than the main opening, and that can be operated one-handed. A rigid work surface is provided, typically immediately adjacent to the secondary closure member, the work surface providing a place for holding or mixing a drink or for preparing a snack. In some embodiments the work surface may be movable relative to the container, whether slidable in a co-planar or parallel planar manner in translation, or folding as in a foldable shelf. The entire container assembly may be foldable or collapsible to a storage condition, and the rigid member, whether fixed or movable, does not impede that folding or collapsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mitchell, Mike Baatz, William Kearns, Christopher Edwards, Melvin Mogil, Richard Stephens
  • Patent number: 9631860
    Abstract: A chest freezer includes a plurality of insulated walls forming a compartment that includes an upwardly facing opening. A door is configured to selectively provide access to the compartment through the upwardly facing opening. A breaker strip forms at least a portion of an upper periphery of the compartment. A channel is formed in at least a portion of the breaker strip. The channel is configured to permit attachment of a storage container thereto. A cantilevered storage container for a chest freezer is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb Gossens, Benjamin Shrader, Glenn L. Johnson, Chris Allen Baker
  • Patent number: 9532590
    Abstract: A cooling tray includes a container, springs placed within the container to exerting a vertical thrust, a platform residing within the container and coupled to each spring, and a bowl for residing above the container. When ice is placed on the platform, the plurality of springs are each compressed such that the cooling material contacts an undersurface of the bowl. As the ice melts, the water flows below the platform, and the springs decompress and maintain the remaining ice in contact with the undersurface of the bowl. In this manner, food that requires refrigeration may be served from the portable cooling tray at the appropriate temperature. A formed ice block may be used to impart greater and more efficient cooling as a greater surface area of the ice contacts the undersurface of the bowl. The bowl may be of aluminum to further increase the efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: D.W. Haber & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: David Haber, David Conroy, Elena Losik Damm
  • Publication number: 20150107293
    Abstract: A portable cooler apparatus that is used to cool liquids and perishable food items simultaneously while not contaminating the liquid is disclosed. The portable cooler apparatus includes a container, a lid, a telescoping member, and a tray. These items are coupled in such a way that the desired result of refrigeration and non-contaminated drinking liquid is simultaneously provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Pedro Encinas
  • Patent number: 9010565
    Abstract: A collapsible bowl described herein includes a base, wherein the base includes a top, a bottom, a chamber that is between the top and the bottom, a first edge, and a seam, wherein the base is foldable along the seam. The collapsible bowl also includes a first side that includes a top edge and a bottom edge, wherein the bottom edge of the first side is coupled to the first edge of the base, wherein the chamber is configured to receive a foldable cooling apparatus that is adapted to modify a temperature of a liquid in the collapsible bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jerry Allen Warner
  • Patent number: 8960470
    Abstract: A compact, organized, space-saving storage design for multiple coolers allows each smaller cooler in a set of coolers fitting into the next larger cooler. The lid of each of the next larger coolers may be capable of fully closing and the smaller cooler may fit completely inside the larger cooler. The nesting coolers may improve the use of storage space, omit risk of falling over, reduce stress and organize all coolers in one easily located place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Carol Tarble, Michael Tarble
  • Patent number: 8939315
    Abstract: This invention relates to a portable wheeled cooler having at least a cooler chest assembly consisting of four walls, a bottom having a cavity to receive a longitudinal shaft a hinged lid, a handle located on each end for lifting and carrying, a retractable support for carrying recreational items, two pair of removable oversized wheels supported by a longitudinal shaft such as an axle and restraining elements to secure said wheels to said longitudinal shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Carol Lee Pillow, Millard O'Neal Morgan
  • Patent number: 8936172
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a cooler for transferring a game head. In one aspect, a game head transfer device is provided. The device includes a body having an opening on an upper portion that is configured to receive a game head into the body, wherein a first portion and a second portion of the game head extend from the opening of the body when the body is in an opened position and a closed position. The device further includes one or more flap members configured to narrow the opening of the body between the first portion and the second portion of the game head. The device also includes one or more closing members configured to narrow the opening of the body adjacent a side of the first portion and a side of the second portion of the game head that extend from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Hicks
  • Patent number: 8925752
    Abstract: An exemplary modular cooler system is provided that includes couplings that may, in one embodiment, be implemented as integrated or interfaced receptacles and corresponding inserts that allow accessory items to couple with an insulated compartment, which may be referred to as a “wet box”, and used as an insulated cooler that holds ice. The accessories may include, for example, a second compartment or “dry box” for holding items that need to be kept dry, a fishing rod holder, a shelf, a cutting board, a cup holder, a chair or seating platform, one or more dollies, or virtually any needed accessory. In one embodiment the thermal properties of the insulated compartment are enhanced with the use of one or more radiant barrier members, such as one positioned adjacent the lid of the insulated compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Gulf Coast Cooler Company, LLC
    Inventor: Craig A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8925347
    Abstract: A misting system utilizing spent ice comprises a portable housing and an inner frame. The inner frame is secured inside the housing and is configured to receive ice and at least one of food and beverage. The inner frame has an outlet for passing the melted ice. A lid is provided for selectively enclosing the inner frame. The system includes a pump. The pump is inside the portable housing, and is in communication with the inner frame outlet and an outlet of the portable housing. The pump is configured to pump melted ice from the inner frame to the outlet of the portable housing for use as mist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sorola, LLC
    Inventors: Benny D. Sorola, Ernest H. Sorola
  • Publication number: 20140352350
    Abstract: The Smarter Cooler with its Insert Isolator design will provide cooling from four different large areas surrounding the food on all sides, as well as providing a cooler and better insulated bottom area of the cooler, and once the “Ice” starts to melt and be stored in the “Ice Water Reservoir” below the food and beverage storage area, an additional surface, five areas, not only has insulation qualities, but also cooling properties, to help keep food and beverages colder longer. The result will be a cooler that keeps the ice water isolated from the food and beverages in the cooler to prevent spoilage of the food, that inevitably drops into the melted ice water in any other cooler on the market.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Wickline
  • Patent number: 8899071
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly includes a first portion having an insulated, soft sided external wall structure, and an internal, substantially rigid molded plastic receptacle mounted therein. It has a cover structure that includes a reinforcement member for engaging a land region of the molded receptacle, thereby tending to yield an interface tending to have a sealing relationship. Both the receptacle and the engaging seal member of the lid may be outwardly splayed. The container may also include a thermal storage element, and the container may have an accommodation for receiving the thermal storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: California Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Melvin S. Mogil, Mark J. Greenstein, Michael Ramundi, Andrius S. Birutis
  • Patent number: 8875964
    Abstract: A collapsible backpack cooler includes a base, a collapsible portion, a back portion, and one or more straps configured for use by a user in securing the collapsible backpack cooler to their back. The collapsible backpack cooler is configured to allow the collapsible backpack cooler to transition between an expanded configuration, and a collapsed configuration having a reduced volume as compared to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg
  • Patent number: 8863546
    Abstract: This disclosure presents a stackable, multicompartment portable cooler with enhanced climate control and delivery features. The cooler may include adjustable vents for precisely controlling the temperature differential between adjacent compartments, a brochure receptor for including information about the delivery, and/or an automatic delivery flag for notification purposes. In addition, the cooler is modular and may be assembled/disassembled through the use of removable compartment dividers that subdivide the stacked main compartments into many subcompartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Oberweis Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Oberweis
  • Publication number: 20140260111
    Abstract: A reusable cooler comprising a first hollow sidewall having a first side, a second side and first chamber configured to hold a first thermal pack. A second hollow sidewall having a first side coupled to the second side of the first hollow sidewall, a second side and a second chamber configured to hold a second thermal pack. A third hollow sidewall having first side coupled to the second side of the second hollow sidewall, a second side and a third chamber configured to hold a third thermal pack. A fourth hollow sidewall having a first side coupled to the second side of the third hollow sidewall, a second side coupled to the first side of the first hollow sidewall and a fourth chamber configured to hold a fourth thermal pack. The first hollow sidewall, the second hollow sidewall, the third hollow sidewall and the fourth hollow sidewall form an interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Amy L. Phillips, Jack W. Hill, George Wasai, Tracey A. Wasai
  • Patent number: 8826690
    Abstract: Tray having a container receiving space and a stepped outer sidewall including a lower step and an upper step, a cooling unit providing cooled air to the space and having a housing with a stepped base that includes a lower step and an upper step, the cooling unit venting exhaust from an end distal to the base, a plurality of containers each having a perimeter flange and, when the container is inserted into the space, portions of the flange are seated on the respective lower steps of the tray and the stepped base of the housing, and a cover configured to sealingly contact the upper steps when the cover is in a closed position, the cover shielding the containers from the exhaust, and being movably attached to the housing and movable along the housing in a range that includes the closed position at which the cover contacts the upper steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Maher Pidarow
  • Patent number: 8764017
    Abstract: A recreational amusement takes the form a cooler having a toss-type game board integrated with the cooler's lid. The toss-type game board includes one or more cavities in the top of the lid. Provision is made for orienting the top of the lid in a sloping position for play of the game enabled by the game board. The cooler retains all conventional features of a beverage type cooler and, in particular, the characteristic of the interior space of the cooler being substantially sealed off from the environment about the cooler by placement atop the body of the cooler of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Tailgate Crew LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Edward Manner, Brooks Christopher Bennett
  • Patent number: 8746498
    Abstract: A cooler has a body that includes a bottom and at least one wall forming a cavity therein. The cooler can also include a lid rotatably or otherwise removably coupled to the wall of the body. The cooler also includes a spout provided in the lid for obtaining liquid stored in the cavity of the cooler body. The cooler also include a handle assembly rotatably coupled to either the lid or the body. The handle assembly include at least one handle arm having a first end rotatably coupled to either the lid or the body and a second, distal end coupled to a handle. One or more hook features are coupled to, rotatably coupled to, slidably disposed within, or generally provided with or adjacent to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Igloo Products, Corp.
    Inventors: John Ethan Maldonado, James B. Duke
  • Patent number: 8740010
    Abstract: An insulated cooler with an integral padlock system comprises a hinged lid and a padlock receiving loop located on the lid. A second, corresponding receiving loop is disposed on the cooler. When closed, a user can apply a padlock to the first and second receiving loop simultaneously to lock the lid in a closed position to enable a user to leave the cooler unattended while full of food or beverages in a public location and prevent unauthorized persons and animals from getting into the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Rex E. Page
  • Patent number: 8733577
    Abstract: A cooler includes a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls connected to the bottom wall. At least one of the sidewalls has a transparent portion. A lid is connected to the side walls such that the bottom wall, side walls, and lid cooperate to define an interior space. At least one cup holder is formed in the bottom wall and positioned within the interior space. At least one first interior wall defines a receptacle within the interior space for receiving at least one of dry goods, food, and utensils. A second interior wall defines a chamber within the interior space for receiving cold items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Patterson
  • Patent number: 8720739
    Abstract: A cooler for holding two cans, particular beverage cans containing beer, soft drinks or the like, in a stacked or tandem arrangement. The cooler holds the cans snuggly, keeping them safe from bumps and the like, and also insulates the cans to preserve cold or hot temperature of can contents as long as practicable. The cooler has a cylindrical configuration including a body with an open top, a closed bottom, and an interior space. The body has a cylindrical sleeve and a bottom, which is either in the form of a separate panel or unitary with the sleeve. The bottom has an aperture for preventing or reducing vacuum on the inside of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Doubleup, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Wartman Bollis
  • Patent number: 8695372
    Abstract: A cooler device for storing food items separately from the ice and liquid used to keep the food items cold. The cooler device has a first half housing and a second half housing, in which the bottom surface of the first half housing is removably attached to the top edge of the second half housing; a lid for attaching to the top edge of the first half housing; a plurality of vents disposed in a tray near the bottom surface of the first half housing; a sliding plate with apertures disposed in the tray near the bottom surface of the first half housing, the sliding plate can slide within the tray located near the bottom surface of the first half housing between an open position wherein the plate apertures are aligned with the vents and a closed position wherein the sliding plate covers the vents; and a sliding button disposed on the sliding plate, the sliding button provides a user a way of moving the sliding plate between the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: William C. Dyal
  • Patent number: 8631942
    Abstract: Embodiments of a food container including a media player are provided. In some embodiments, the food container has an exterior, and the food container comprises at least one compartment sized and dimensioned to accommodate food. Additionally, the food container includes a media player configured to play media content. The container and/or media player includes at least one device that serves as an input device to select media content in the media player of for later play and activation device to activate the play of the selected media content. In another embodiment the container and/or media player includes two devices, one to select media content and another to activate play of the selected media content. The media content can be, for example, a message from a parent or other meal maker to a child for later play by the child during the day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: MJ Connection, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Levy, Marlon Carter
  • Patent number: 8584891
    Abstract: A multi-use modular container includes a food storage container portion having insulated bottom and upstanding side walls defining a food storage container interior area and an open top. An insulated divider member is positioned in the food storage container interior area and divides the interior area into first and second chambers. The divider member is configured to maintain a different temperature in the first and second chambers. A non-food container portion includes non-insulated bottom and upstanding side panels that define an interior area and open top. The non-food container is releasably coupled to the food-container with a fastener. A storage compartment is situated on an outer surface of one of the upstanding side walls of the food storage container, the storage compartment defining a storage area and an opening configured to give selective access to the storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Beresford Hutchinson, Tanisha Burger-Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 8573002
    Abstract: A portable cooler has a thermally isolating outer shell defining an internal compartment for holding contents to be kept cool, such as, for example, food, drinks and temperature-sensitive medicine. The portable cooler has a door connected to the outer shell for providing unrestricted access to the internal compartment. The portable cooler may have a shelf for holding a cold gel pack to help keep the contents cool. The cooler may also have a plurality of dividers (that are optionally reconfigurable) for defining variously sized storage spaces for the contents. The cooler may have an aesthetically pleasing curved outer shell and an adjustable shoulder strap so that the cooler can be carried on a person's shoulder. Because the cooler is easy and comfortable to carry and because its large swing-open door provides full and quick access to its contents, this cooler is more ergonomic and aesthetic than traditional designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Colette Ledoux, Raymond Mitchell, Claude Ledoux
  • Patent number: 8567211
    Abstract: A generally box shaped portable ice chest for medical supplies and the like includes a plastic housing having a top, bottom, front, back and two sides and an inner compartment within the plastic housing. Between the plastic housing and inner compartment there are three layers of insulation including a Styrofoam polystyrene foam layer, a compressed cork layer and a compressed rubber layer sandwiched between the stainless steel lining and the outer housing. The inner compartment includes three removable vertically stacked drawers and a beverage compartment behind the drawers for receiving a plurality of beverage containers. One of the drawers is adapted to receive dry ice. Each of the drawers includes a plurality of openings. A fan, a solar panel and a rechargeable battery and circuit for charging the battery are disposed in the top of the housing for circulating air through the drawers and beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Hafeth A. Al-Rasheed
  • Patent number: 8505329
    Abstract: The cooling chest for rapidly quenching beverages includes a quench tray for holding containers of beverage. The quench tray is lowered into salt-water or other cooling liquid which is cooled by a refrigeration unit. A processing device determines the temperature of the beverages within the containers within the quench tray and further activates a mechanism for removing the quench tray from the water or cooling liquid when the desired temperature is reached. The processing device can also activate the mechanism for removing the quench tray from the water or cooling liquid when the upper lid or access doors are opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: John C. Lauchnor
  • Patent number: 8459058
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly includes a first portion having an insulated, soft sided external wall structure, and an internal, substantially rigid molded plastic receptacle mounted therein. It has a cover structure that includes a reinforcement member for engaging a land region of the molded receptacle, thereby tending to yield an interface tending to have a sealing relationship. The container may also include a thermal storage element, and the container may have an accommodation for receiving the thermal storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: California Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil
  • Patent number: 8327659
    Abstract: A cooler is particularly configured for application of any selected design or marking. Any design may be easily applied to a standard cooler configuration. The design can be protected with a cover. The cooler also has structure for ease of mounting to different objects, and can be readily stacked. The lid can selectively retain cold or warm packs to cool or heat the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cooler by Design
    Inventors: David R. Winkler, Phillip B. Rideout
  • Patent number: 8256156
    Abstract: A portable angler cooler apparatus includes two skis removably connected to a bottom-most circumferential edge of two wheels such that the wheels may remain elevated above a ground surface during transportation. A handle is pivotally coupled to a proximal end of the cooler such that the skis are removably connected to the handle after the skis are detached from the wheels. Each of the skis may have a pair of spring-loaded clips mated to opposed longitudinal edges of each wheel respectively so as to be selectively biased between tensioned and equilibrium positions when engaged and disengaged from each of the wheels and the handle respectively. A T-bar locks selected ones of the compartments at a closed position to prohibit premature disengagement from the cooler during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: John W. Burgoyne, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8256242
    Abstract: An insulated cooler with two (2) separate independent storage compartments and lids allowing for compartmentalized transportation and storage of items is herein disclosed. The separate compartments eliminate possible cross-contamination as well as provide different thermal conditioning of the contents. The compartments are completely independent of each other having an interior divider wall extending completely through the body of the cooler and continuing into a lid area, thereby sealing independent compartments. Additionally, each compartment is also provided with a draining means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Deborah B. Evans
  • Patent number: 8230697
    Abstract: A cooler comprising a container body having an exterior surface and at least a partially hollow interior. The container body has one or more receptacles formed within its exterior surface and extending into the hollow interior. The receptacles have enclosed bottom and side surfaces and open tops. The hollow interior of the container body is sealed and provides a fluid-tight reservoir to hold a fluid or a frozen or partially frozen fluid or gel. The container further contains a dispenser to permit the controlled release of fluid stored in the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Lavallee
  • Patent number: 8176749
    Abstract: A cooler includes a box portion having a rigid outer shell and a rigid inner shell, an insulative material disposed between the outer shell and the inner shell. The inner shell defines a chamber therein having a floor and opening to a inner shell top, the floor sloping from a higher end to a lower end. The box portion defines a drain hole passing therethrough adjacent to the lower end. The inner shell and the outer shell define a cavity therebetween adjacent to the floor. The cavity, into which a tray fits, opens to a hole defined by the outer shell. The outer shell includes a bottom from which four feet that are molded into the outer shell extend so as to form an air gap between the bottom and any surface upon which the cooler is placed. A door is configured to cover the hole. The outer shell defines a first recess about the hole so that neither the door nor the attachment member extends beyond an outer surface of the outer shell when the door is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kool Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. LaMere, Stephen M. Pescitelli
  • Patent number: 8161769
    Abstract: The cooling chest for rapidly quenching beverages includes a quench tray for holding containers of beverage. The quench tray is lowered into salt-water or other cooling liquid which is cooled by a refrigeration unit. A processing device determines the temperature of the beverages within the containers within the quench tray and further activates a mechanism for removing the quench tray from the water or cooling liquid when the desired temperature is reached. The processing device can also activate the mechanism for removing the quench tray from the water or cooling liquid when the upper lid or access doors are opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: John C. Lauchnor
  • Patent number: 8065889
    Abstract: An adjustable support structure for supporting food items above melt water which accumulates in the bottom of an insulated portable ice chest. A horizontal deck supports food and ice within the ice chest above the ice chest bottom so that a volume for melt water is defined between the ice chest bottom and the horizontal deck. In some embodiments, to facilitate draining the ice chest in situ, a drain water suction pick up tube is provided having a lower portion extending downwardly from the horizontal deck into the volume. In some embodiments, the horizontal deck includes a generally rectangular main portion and a pair of adjustable wings, with supports under the main portion for positioning the horizontal deck a distance above the ice chest bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Louis Z. Silberman
  • Patent number: 8061159
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly includes a first portion having an insulated, soft sided external wall structure, and an internal, substantially rigid molded plastic receptacle mounted therein. It has a cover structure that includes a reinforcement member for engaging a land region of the molded receptacle, thereby tending to yield an interface tending to have a sealing relationship. The container may also include a thermal storage element, and the container may have an accommodation for receiving the thermal storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: California Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Melvin S. Mogil, Mark J. Greenstein, Michael Ramundi, Andrius S. Birutis, David W. Sagan, Evan R. Olander, Richard C. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20110277485
    Abstract: The sports fan cooling station is specifically designed for the sports fan(s) who enjoys outdoor sporting events. This cooling station utilizes the thermoelectric cooler peltier effect and AC power to cool individuals and beverages. The cooling station has a cooling hood that blocks the sunlight and cools the sports fan in a high heat stress environment. It also has a beverage cooler that cools beverages for the sports fan. In addition, the cooling station can be connected to multiple cooling hoods which can cool multiple sports fans at the same time. The cooling station is compact and portable. With this cooling station, sports fans can enjoy a sporting event and not worry about suffering from heat stress caused by hot weather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Luyu Yang, Melinda H. Carlson, Nicholas L. Yang
  • Publication number: 20110259898
    Abstract: A soft-sided insulated container assembly with a removable thermal storage member mounted therein. The container has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion forms a body and the second portion forms a lid movable between a first position obstructing access to a chamber defined in the first portion and a second position permitting access. The lid has a structural frame having members defining a seat for the thermal storage member when the lid is in the first position. The storage member has portions operable matingly to engage the frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: CALIFORNIA INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Melvin S. MOGIL, Mark J. Greenstein, Michael Ramundi, Andrius S. Birutis
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110226003
    Abstract: A portable system for storing refrigerated or heated items. In some embodiments, the system includes an insulated housing and a drawer system slideably disposed therein. The insulated housing has a lid that is movable between an open position and a closed position. The drawer system has a storage cavity wherein the refrigerated or heated items are received and is movable relative to the insulated housing between a stowed position and an extended position. The storage cavity and the items stored therein are accessible when the lid is in the closed position and the drawer system is in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Dustin Chaney, Greg Devillier
  • Patent number: 8011194
    Abstract: A collapsible foldable cooler can be converted to a stadium seat by folding back a top lid and folding diagonally down the top portions of the sidewalls. The folded down top lid extends along the back wall, forming a part of a converted stadium seat backrest, while the sidewalls form the sides of the stadium seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: James C. Dimmitt
  • Publication number: 20110203307
    Abstract: A barrel type cooler having an open top cylindrical icing chamber an open bottom cylindrical lid slidably that fits over the icing chamber. The icing chamber includes hooks and the lid includes slots, each slot configured to receive a hook and having an open bottom allowing the lid to be removed from engagement with the icing chamber. Each slot has a length sufficient to allow the lid to slide over the icing chamber to a closed position. In addition, each slot includes a side channel configured to engage a corresponding hook to support the lid in a raised position. The side of the top has ingress openings allowing a user to reach through the side of the lid and into the icing chamber when the lid is supported by the icing chamber in the raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Mark KRAL
  • Publication number: 20110197626
    Abstract: A reflective insulating cooler cover made of reflective bubble foil insulation. The cooler cover maintains the colder temperature when installed over an ice chest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Clifton L. Jones, Adam C. Jones
  • Publication number: 20110154852
    Abstract: A multi-functional ice cooler for storing items in a cool environment comprising: a first compartment; a second compartment; a divider between the first compartment and second compartment; a first lid for the first compartment, where said first lid is hinged over the first compartment, where the first lid includes a top surface where the top surface includes a mechanism for cutting, measuring and stabilizing small game; and a second lid for the second compartment, where said second lid is hinged over the first compartment, where the second lid includes at least one cup holder. In one exemplary embodiment, the mechanism for cutting, measuring and stabilizing includes at least one of a depth angle, a ruler extending along the depth angle and a cutting board. The second lid may also include an additional opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: CHRISSY CAVAZOS
  • Patent number: 7950249
    Abstract: A portable insulated cooler has a bottom space adapted to hold ice cubes. A removable perforated panel suspended over the bottom space separates the bottom space from a central cooled storage area. A removable frame suspended above the central cooled areas holds ice cube containing flasks. Each flask has a large closable opening in its upper broad flat face to easily receive ice cubes. The lower broad face of the flask forms a cooling upper margin of the central cooled area so that the contents of the area are cooled from both top and bottom. The flasks have a flange around the upper face to rest upon the frame, while most of the flask is below the frame. This enables the insulated cooler top to close. By cooling from both top and bottom, the central area is more uniformly cooled. Opening the cooler top to access the central area creates less heat gain than with prior art devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: Robert J. White, Richard W. White
  • Publication number: 20110056230
    Abstract: A personalizable sports themed ice chest having a main ice chest housing and a selectively openable and closable lid member pivotably secured to the housing. The ice chest has a personalizable sports related shape, wheels rotatably secured to the housing, a collapsible pull handle mechanism connected to the housing, and areas on the housing and lid member for the placement of a logo or emblem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: KEN BLAKEMAN
  • Publication number: 20110056233
    Abstract: A recreational cooler with a hollow accessory shaft is disclosed. The hollow shaft extends completely through the cooler from top to bottom. The hollowed area of the shaft is completely independent from the product receiving area of the cooler allowing for insertion of recreational cooler accessories. Recreational cooler accessories may include: umbrellas, fishing poles, radios, tables, cooking stands, seats, chairs, beverage bottles, cans, cups, basketball standards, and/or racks for drying beach towels. Two coolers may also be used to support each side of a volleyball net, badminton net, or tennis net.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher S. Flaker, Jennifer Colleen Larsen, Nicole Marie Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20110016911
    Abstract: Coolagge is a hard shelled case with a removable liner and is insulated to hold items in their specific temperatures for a longer period of time. The removable liner zips and holds the original contents of the suitcase so it can be separated from the hard shell. The liner can also be used separately from the hard shell to hold items with it's own handles and shoulder strap. Coolagge can then be used as two separate items. Coolagge is lockable for transport,such as checked baggage, but can be opened for inspection. Coolagge also has wheels affixed to the bottom of the shell for walking transport, and is equipped with a collapsable handle to drag Coolagge on it's wheels. The hard shell also has handles on each side for lifting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Mosby
  • Publication number: 20110000404
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a table which a user can attach to a cooler. The table is generally comprised of a table top, a first pivoting means, a second pivoting means and a leg. The first pivoting means attaches the first end of the table top to a first beam. The first beam attaches the present table to the cooler. The second pivoting means attaches a second beam to the second end of the table top. The second beam is attached to the leg. The leg is vertically adjustable. The leg pivots against the table top and the table top pivots against the cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Lauther