Attache Or Briefcase, Portfolio Patents (Class 70/67)
  • Patent number: 10301850
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively securing at least a first zipper closure mechanism and a second zipper closure mechanism of a luggage case, may include a lock device coupled to the luggage case. The lock device includes a lock mechanism operable between a locked and unlocked configuration, at least two securing recesses for releasable receipt of at least a portion of each of the respective first and second zipper closure mechanisms and at least one release member for actuating the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Reinhard Meersschaert, Diego Recchia
  • Publication number: 20150128666
    Abstract: A container that includes a lockable zipper. The container includes a cavity having an opening. A zipper is provided that includes first and second rows of teeth and a slider. The first row of teeth is connected on one side of said opening and the second row of teeth is connected on an opposite side of said opening. The slider is configured to cause the rows of teeth to mesh together when the slider is moved to the closed position and to cause the rows of teeth to separate when moved to the open position. A locking arrangement is provided that includes a lock mechanism and a locking latch opening. A locking latch is provided that is designed to be releasably connected to the locking latch opening. The locking latch is designed to prevent the slider from moving to a fully open position when the locking latch is locked in the locking latch opening. The locking latch is designed to allow the slider to move to a fully open position when the locking latch is released from the locking latch opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Vincent J. Thomson
  • Patent number: 8910679
    Abstract: A carrying bag (10) with a shoulder-strap (22) and a zipper (14) with zipper-rider (16) for closing/opening the bag. The shoulder-strap (22) is provided with a loop (24) at one end and a key-operated locking device (26) at the other end thereof. Means (36) are provided for fastening the loop (24) to an inside wall of the bag. Means (48) are provided for securing the zipper-rider (16) by the locking device (26) to an outside wall of the bag (10) for preventing the un-zipping of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 8499804
    Abstract: A bag includes a body portion defining a pouch having an open end and a strengthening rib. A strap of the bag has a first end connected to the body portion adjacent a first side of the open end, and a locking mechanism is connected to the body portion adjacent a second side of the open end. The locking mechanism is arranged to releasably engage a second end of the strap such that the bag can be connected to immovable objects to prevent theft of the bag. Further, a closing mechanism is disposed on the body portion and arranged to close the open end. The closing mechanism has a moveable head that is arranged to engage the second end of the strap when the strap is engaged with the locking mechanism, such that unauthorized access to the contents of the open end is prevented when the bag is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Sarah Schulte
  • Patent number: 8092339
    Abstract: A method for controlling a powertrain includes operating a transmission in a neutral operating range state, monitoring commands affecting an input speed, monitoring a tracked clutch slip speed, determining constraints on an input acceleration based upon the commands, determining a clutch slip acceleration profile based upon the constraints on the input acceleration, determining an input acceleration profile based upon the clutch slip acceleration profile, and controlling the powertrain based upon the clutch slip acceleration profile and the input acceleration profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Daimler AG, Chrysler LLC, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anthony H. Heap, Lawrence A. Kaminsky, Jy-Jen F. Sah, Kristin L Day
  • Patent number: 7743713
    Abstract: A bag defining an interior space and an opening. The bag includes a closing member which is connected to the body. The closing member is movable between a first position, which allows access to the interior space of the body through the opening, and a second position which prevents access to the interior space of the body through the opening. The bag includes a handle and a lockable member connected to the body. The handle includes at least one removable end. The lockable member is adapted to secure and lock the closing member and the removable end of the handle to the body when the closing member is moved to the second position to protect the bag and the items contained in the bag from being taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: Pam Volk, Vincent S. Volk
  • Patent number: 7352566
    Abstract: A common lock used in a dual-usage portable computer formed of a base member and a display is disclosed to include an elongated operating frame bar longitudinally slidably mounted inside the display of the portable computer, a left-side frame and a right-side frame respectively fixedly mounted inside the display, a left-side hook coupled between the left end of the elongated operating frame bar and the left-side frame for locking the display to the base member when the computer is set in the form of a notebook computer, and a right-side hook coupled between the right end of the of the elongated operating frame bar and the left-side frame for locking the display to the base member when the computer is set in the form of a tablet PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Tatung Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Ming Huang, Wen-Chieh Wang, Chi-Hsuan Hung
  • Patent number: 7305714
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for a computer device, including a main body having at least one protrusion portion which protrudes from the computer device when the body is connected to the computer device, an acceleration sensor provided in the main body and configured to detect impact, a detection processing unit positioned in the main body and configured to output a signal based on the impact detected by the acceleration sensor, a first memory unit including a driver program which facilitates communication between the detection processing unit and the personal computer, a program transfer unit which temporarily installs the driver program in the computer device, a connector configured to attach the body to the computer device and facilitate electrical connection between the computer device and detection processing unit, and an indicator configured to provide indication according to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideshi Hamaguchi, Kenichi Yoneyama, Kazufumi Ogi, Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6568225
    Abstract: A theftproof lock device for a suitcase includes a housing, and a closure plate mounted on an opened side of the housing, and further includes multiple number wheel sets, two opposite press members, a drive plate, a slide, and a circuit board each mounted between the housing and the closure plate. Thus, the number wheel of the number wheel set for controlling the alarm may be rotated to an erroneous position, so as to start the alarm easily, thereby providing a theftproof effect. In addition, the number wheel of the number wheel set for controlling the alarm may be rotated to a correct position, thereby closing the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Hung-yi Chang
  • Patent number: 6527306
    Abstract: A closing assembly for bags, suitcases and similar, comprises at least one pair of catch means which are associated with a first half-shell of a bag, suitcase or similar and are capable of providing a releasable engagement with a corresponding pair of counter-catch means associated with a second half-shell of the bag, suitcase or similar for closing it. There are provided jointly activatable inhibition means for inhibiting the opening of the bag, suitcase or similar, operationally connected to the at least one pair of catch means and jointly activatable to block the release of the engagement with the pair of counter-catch means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Valigeria Roncato S.p.A.
    Inventor: Enrico Roncato
  • Patent number: 5730009
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrying case with a theft prevention clamp. It is especially designed for laptop computers left in public places, but may also be used to prevent other items from being stolen. The clamp is designed to removably fasten the carrying case to a table, but may also be used on shelves or other objects with similarly shaped surfaces. The clamp has a flexible portion and a rigid portion. The carrying case has an upper portion and a lower portion, which are pivotally connected. There is a lock for securing the upper portion to the lower portion when they are in a closed position. A keyhole switch activates a battery-powered electric motor to extend the clamp when a key is inserted, if the key is turned clockwise, or to retract the clamp, if the key is turned counterclockwise. Once the clamp is extended, it and the lower portion of the carrying case can be inserted around a table or other object with similar surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Mark Jason Westfield
  • Patent number: 4895231
    Abstract: A carrying case for a lap-top model of a personal computer, a portable word processor or the like comprises a generally box-like casing accommodating various electric components therein and having a display panel assembly generally hingedly supported for movement in a direction towards and away from the casing, a foldable handle assembly supported for pivotal movement between concealed and projected positions, and at least one lock mechanism operable to lock the panel assembly in a closed position to the canister. The lock mechanism comprises an engagement member secured to the panel assembly and a releaseable one-piece member including a release button and a pawl member engageable with the engagement member. All necessary support elements to which the handle assembly is fitted are integrally formed with a bottom wall of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Yamaguchi, Masanori Matsuishi, Shunichi Miyako
  • Patent number: 4876863
    Abstract: Lock for bags or the like, comprising a first part (7, 10) affixed to the bag (F) and a second part (1) which is associated with a closure flap (P) to be secured to the bag (F) by means of the lock. The second part is in the form of a slot (1) close to the edge of the closure flap (P), and the first part comprises a supporting platelet (7) attached to the bag (F) and carrying a rotatable locking barrel (13) which projects from the front side of the supporting platelet (7) and is formed with at least one lateral projection (14, 144) at its free end (113). To the end (107) of the supporting platelet (7), which is turned toward the closure flap (P), is hinged a latch wing (10) formed with a circular opening (11) of a diameter which corresponds to the diameter of the free end (113) of the locking barrel (13), which opening (11) has one or more recesses (12, 12' ) mating with the lateral projections (14, 14') in the locking barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Finduck S.r.l.
    Inventor: Pietro Mannato
  • Patent number: 4823924
    Abstract: A doubler channel is provided for the main top wall support frame in a carrying case. The doubler channel extends vertically a substantial distance for increasing the beam strength of the top walls of the carrying case. A latch mechanism is proivided wholly outside of the support frame of the top wall of the carrying case. The support frame and doubler channel are all easily assembled without the need for screws or nuts and bolts. The latch mechanism conceals and anchors the ends of the doubler channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Skyway Luggage Company
    Inventor: John W. Goodin
  • Patent number: 4677832
    Abstract: Latching system hardware for luggage articles such as attache cases and the like includes an elongated latch console for attachment interiorly to one section of the article, an actuator assembly for manually operating the console latches, and a lock assembly for selectively locking the latches. The hardware can be assembled in different configurations and operating modes and the console can be used with different types of lock and actuator assemblies so that diverse latching systems can be developed from the same basic console components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Kidde, Inc. (Presto Lock Company Division)
    Inventor: Richard C. Remington
  • Patent number: 4532784
    Abstract: A novel combination lock, mainly comprising a bolt, a case, an actuating button, three steel balls, and a slotted rod, characterized in that the combination numbers can be randomly changed for security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Inventor: Ching C. Yeh
  • Patent number: 4453743
    Abstract: A combination-controlled lock assembly for use with a journal or book, such as a diary, which comprises a lock housing, a first cover clamp securing the housing to one book cover, a second cover clamp affixed to the other book cover and having a latch element thereon which is intermateable with said housing, a latching plate slidably disposed within said housing, said plate having an open hook-shaped receptacle aligned for intermating with said latch element and slidable with said plate between a latching position and a retracted position, and combination-controlled means for selectively enabling the latching plate to slide within said housing between said positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Bernard P. Seibolt
  • Patent number: 4343162
    Abstract: The lock for bags, brief-cases, shoulder bags and the like comprises two components, one being provided with an eyelet, tooth or stirrup and fixed to the rotatable flap of the bag or the like, and the other being connected to the fixed part of this latter and provided both with an aperture into which said eyelet is inserted and a knob connected to a slider so as to be able to move this latter against a spring, in order to enable a slider appendix, which acts as the bolt and is located in a position corresponding with said aperture, to be withdrawn from the eyelet which is inserted into this latter and so enable the bag or the like to be opened. Opening is facilitated by resilient means which tend to eject the eyelet from the aperture into which it is inserted when the bag is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Assignee: Siac Industria Accessori Cavaria S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Giacometti
  • Patent number: 4228666
    Abstract: The present invention is related with improvements in safety closures for cases, bags, valises and the like, of the kind incorporating a male latch pin which is inserted into a female receptacle under pressure and which can be retained in the closed position by the action of a ratchet mechanism which is incorporated into a joined handle by means of a hinge mechanism of the lid portion of a container such as a suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Inventor: Domingo Perez-Alonso