Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
|Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140182990||WHEELED LUGGAGE CASE ARRANGEMENT - A luggage case may include opposing front and back walls, opposing sidewalls, opposing end walls, and multiple wheels. The front, back, side, top and end walls together thereby define an outer structure and enclosed space of the case. The wheels may include a pair of axially spaced apart fixed axis wheels with a common fixed rotational axis substantially perpendicular to the front and back walls and located towards a bottom corner of the case and at least one spinner wheel assembly mounted to the case to rotate at least one wheel about at least two orthogonal axes and located on the bottom end of the case spaced a distance along the width (W) of the case from the common fixed rotational axis of fixed wheels. Such a case can be wheeled over and cope better with rough terrain than a more conventional luggage article, while still being relatively manoeuvrable.||07-03-2014|
|20140166417||PROCESS FOR MAKING A LUGGAGE SHELL FROM SELF-REINFORCED THERMO-PLASTIC MATERIAL - Process of making a plastic component (||06-19-2014|
|20140131964||LUGGAGE WITH SHELLS HAVING VARIED DEPTHS - A luggage case (||05-15-2014|
|20140124317||LUGGAGE PANEL WITH INTEGRATED CARRY HANDLE FOR SOFT-SIDE TYPE LUGGAGE CASES - Luggage cases of the soft-side construction are perceived to be lighter than hard-side cases. However, many rigidifying elements in soft-side cases tend to add to the weight of a soft-side luggage case. This reduces its weight advantage over molded shell luggage cases. Using a textile body in the luggage case to form both the grip of a carry handle and a portion of the outer surface of the luggage helps reduce the weight of the luggage. The textile body may be attached to a thin resilient wire hoop to resist distortion of the luggage case when is it lifted by the handle. This construction saves weight in comparison to conventional luggage case constructions.||05-08-2014|
|20130213752||MULTI-MATERIAL STRUCTURE AND FORMING OF A LUGGAGE CASE - A luggage case shell may be formed in a molding step. The luggage case shell may including an outer layer formed from a softer material, and a skeletal frame formed from a harder material. The skeletal frame may support the outer layer. A base frame may be joined to the outer layer and the skeletal frame. The base frame may support a telescoping handle and wheels. A foam layer may be positioned between the skeletal frame and the outer layer. Inner surfaces of the skeletal frame and the foam layer may be substantially co-planar. The outer layer and the skeletal frame may be joined in a pressing or molding operation. During the pressing or molding operation, the shell may also be shaped. The base frame or the foam layer may also be joined to the outer layer and the skeletal in the pressing or molding operation.||08-22-2013|
|20130017354||FLEXLOCK WITH HEADED PINTLE AND CONICAL BUTTRESSING - Flexlock non-textile fabrics use intimately linked elements that are formed from formable, preferably solid phase forgeable materials into generally triangular shapes with hinging connection features along edges of a generally triangular overall shape. These hinging connection portions permit other elements to rotate about axes that intersect at intersections. Buttressing portions are located near these intersections and include cylindrical or conical shapes that abut the buttressing portions of adjacent formed elements. This abutting can occur even when adjacent elements are rotated or twisted out of a common plane. Connection portions include direct formed engagements with knuckles of the other elements. These connection portions and the engaged knuckles can include headed pintles, axles, or oppositely facing conical protrusions, and may be configured to permit the non-textile fabric to bend on itself within its own thickness without undue strain on the connection features.||01-17-2013|
|20120217109||RETRACTABLE TABLE FOR LUGGAGE - A suitcase may include at least two panels defining a pocket, a substantially planar object sized for receipt within a pocket, at least one guide joined to at least one of the at least two panels, and at least one connection assembly joining the substantially planar object to the at least one guide. The substantially planar object may be a table. The at least one connection assembly and the at least one guide may be configured to allow the at least one connection assembly to move along the guide. The at least one connection assembly may further be configured to allow the table to pivot relative to an outer surface of the suitcase. The table may be supported by an upper outer surface of the suitcase. The table may provide a working surface for a user.||08-30-2012|
|20120125956||APPARATUS FOR CARRYING PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES OF A WIDE RANGE OF SIZES - An adjustable apparatus (e.g., a case or sleeve) for carrying a portable electronic device may include a back wall, a right wall, a left wall, and a front wall. The back wall may include right, left, bottom and top edges. The right, left and front walls may each include a free end and an attached end opposite the free end. The right wall's attached end may be joined to the back wall closer to the right edge than the left edge. The left wall's attached end may be joined to the back wall closer to the left edge than the right edge. The front wall's attached end may be joined to the back wall closer to the bottom edge than the top edge. The free ends of the right and left walls may be repeatably and adjustably coupled to the front wall via securing features, such as hook-and-loop fasteners.||05-24-2012|
Patent applications by Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.