US Pat. No. 9,408,445

SOFT-SIDED INSULATED CONTAINER WITH INFLATABLE WALL STRUCTURE

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1. A soft-sided insulated container having an inflatable wall structure, said inflatable wall structure being self-inflating;
said container is movable between a collapsed position and a deployed position;
said inflatable wall structure in said deployed position being selectable between
(a) a tote-shaped container configuration and
(b) a cubic container configuration;
said inflatable wall structure, when inflated, forms a peripheral wall having an insulated chamber defined therewithin in
which to place objects;

said inflatable wall structure has an outer membrane, an inner membrane, and a layer of insulation trapped between said outer
membrane and said inner membrane;

said layer of insulation includes an open cell foam captured between said outer membrane and said inner membrane;
said container has an outlet by which to permit said inflatable wall structure to be deflated, and, when said wall structure
is deflated, said container is movable to said collapsed position, said collapsed position being a rolled-up position.

US Pat. No. 9,422,099

INSULATED CONTAINER WITH WORK SURFACE

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1. A soft-sided insulated container having
a soft-sided insulated body defining an insulated chamber therewithin, and a top;
said top having a rigid member mounted thereto, said rigid member defining a work surface upon which to rest objects;
said top defining a first closure member of said container;
said top being movable relative to said body between an open position and a closed position;
said body being movable between a collapsed position and a non-collapsed position;
said rigid member of said top has a table-top portion, said table-top portion being surrounded by a peripheral rim;
said top includes a second closure member, said second closure member being smaller than said first closure member; and
said second closure member being mounted adjacent to said table-top portion, whereby said table-top portion provides a flat
resting surface next to said second closure member.

US Pat. No. 9,809,376

SOFT-SIDED INSULATED CONTAINER WITH LID FITTING

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1. A soft-sided insulated container comprising:
a soft-sided insulated body defining an insulated chamber therewithin;
a lid, said lid having a proximal portion hingedly mounted to a rearward portion of the soft-sided insulated body;
said proximal portion of said lid being non-rigid;
said lid having a distal portion most distant from said rearward portion;
said distal portion having a rigid fitting extending therealong;
said rigid fitting including at least one rigid socket;
said at least one rigid socket having a well protruding inwardly of said lid;
said at least one rigid socket having a retainer arrayed about said socket and extending outwardly proud of said lid.

US Pat. No. 10,098,427

SOFT-SIDED INSULATED CONTAINER WITH INFLATABLE WALL STRUCTURE

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1. An inflatable soft-sided insulated container, comprising:an inflatable wall structure having an inside skin; an outside skin; and a layer of foam insulation captured between said inside skin and said outside skin;
said wall structure having a pre-defined fold location at which said wall structure is foldable into panels defining an enclosure having an insulated chamber defined therewithin;
said wall structure having a closure governing access to said insulated chamber;
said wall structure having releasable securements mounted at opposite ends of said closure;
said securements being configured and operable to retain said enclosure in a six-sided box shape;
said enclosure has a bottom wall, a top wall, a front wall, a back wall, a first end wall and a second end wall;
said wall structure has a first edge, and a second edge, said first edge being opposed to said second edge;
said first and second edges having respective opposed halves of a zipper mounted thereto, said zipper defining said closure; and
when said wall structure is folded into said six-sided box shape, flaps extend from said top wall and from said bottom wall, said flaps having respective tips; and said securements tie said respective tips of said flaps of said top wall and said bottom wall together.

US Pat. No. 9,868,583

INSULATED CONTAINER WITH WORK SURFACE

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1. A soft-sided insulated container having:
a soft-sided insulated body defining an insulated chamber therewithin, and a top;
said top defining a first closure member of said container;
said top being movable relative to said body between an open position and a closed position;
said top including a rigid member, said rigid member including an external work surface of said top upon which to rest objects
when said top is in said closed position;

said body being movable between a folded collapsed position and an un-folded non-collapsed position;
said soft-sided insulated body, when in said non-collapsed position, has an upper margin extending peripherally thereabout,
and said top is releasably connectible to said upper margin;

a flexible member connects said top to said body;
said flexible member permitting said top to disconnect from said upper margin of said body.

US Pat. No. 10,506,895

INSULATED CONTAINER ASSEMBLY WITH THERMAL STORAGE ACCOMMODATION

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24. A soft-sided insulated lunch box assembly comprising:a lunch box and at least a first thermal storage gel pack;
said lunch box having a lunch box body and a lunch box lid;
said lunch box body having an internal chamber in which to receive objects;
said lunch box body having a main opening;
said lunch box lid mating with said lunch box body and co-operating therewith to define a main closure;
said lunch box lid being hingedly mounted to said lunch box body and being movable between a closed position and an open position of said main closure governing access to said chamber through said main opening;
said lunch box body has a back wall and a peripheral sidewall joined to and extending away from said back wall;
said back wall being four-sided and having an outside skin, an inside skin, and a layer of insulation captured between said outside skin and said inside skin;
said peripheral sidewall having first, second, third and fourth sidewall portions joining, and extending away from corresponding first, second, third and fourth edge portions of said back wall;
said backwall and said peripheral sidewall forming a five-sided open-topped box;
said open-topped box having a with and a length defined by said back wall, and a through-thickness depth defined by said peripheral sidewall;
said lid having an outside skin, an inside skin, and a layer of insulation captured between said outside skin and said inside skin thereof;
at least one of said back wall and said lid having a first thermal storage element accommodation formed therein between the layer of insulation and the inside skin;
said respective inside skin segregating said first thermal storage accommodation from said internal chamber of said lunch box assembly;
said first thermal storage element accommodation having an access opening;
said access opening of said first thermal storage member accommodation being a first slot;
said first thermal storage gel pack is a disk-shaped thermal storage member having a length, a width, and a through thickness, said through-thickness being smaller than each of the length and the width;
said slot being sized to admit said disk-shaped gel pack end-on, said gel pack then being slidable sideways into said first thermal storage member accommodation; and
said gel pack being removably sideways-slideable through said first slot into said first thermal storage member accommodation independently of whether said main closure is open.

US Pat. No. 10,138,048

SOFT-SIDED INSULATED CONTAINER WITH LID FITTING

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1. A soft-sided insulated container having:a soft-sided insulated body and a top;
said body defining an insulated chamber therewithin;
said top defining a first closure member of said container and being hingedly movable relative to said body between an open position and a closed position;
said top including a first rigid member, said first rigid member defining a first work surface upon which to rest objects;
said container having a second rigid member, said second rigid member being mounted to said body adjacent to said top;
said second rigid member being movable between a deployed position and a retracted position; and
in said deployed position, said second rigid member defining a second work surface upon which to rest objects.

US Pat. No. 10,287,055

SOFT-SIDED INSULATED CONTAINER WITH WORK SURFACE

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1. A soft-sided insulated container comprising:a first container portion, said first container portion having a soft-sided insulated wall structure defining an insulated chamber therewithin;
said insulated chamber having an upwardly facing opening;
said first container portion having a lid mounted thereto, said lid being movable between a closed position and an open position to govern access to said chamber;
said lid having a stiffened panel upon which to place objects when said lid is in said closed position,
said lid being mounted to a rearward margin of said soft-sided insulated wall structure;
a second container portion mounted forwardly of said first container portion, said second container portion defining a second chamber in which to receive objects, said second container portion having a bottom, upstanding side-walls, a front wall, and a top;
said top of said second container portion including a substantially rigid work surface mounted to a forward region of said first portion of said soft-sided insulated wall structure distant from said rearward margin, said substantially rigid work surface being positioned clear of said opening and clear of said lid;
said substantially rigid work surface extending forwardly of said first container portion and facing predominantly upwardly to provide a support interface upon which to place objects; and
said substantially rigid work surface being located downwardly shy of said opening;
said second container portion has a first position and a second position;
said second position of said second container portion corresponds to a collapsed position of said second container portion; and
when both said first container portion and said second container portion are collapsed said lid of said first portion at least partially conceals said substantially rigid work surface.

US Pat. No. 10,314,377

LUNCH BOX WITH WORKING SURFACE

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1. A soft-sided insulated box-shaped lunch container having a main body and an attached lid movable to an open position lying flat next to said main body;said main body of said container has a length, a width, and a through thickness, said through thickness being, less than each of said length and said width;
said main body has a base and an upstanding peripheral side wall;
said peripheral side wall of said main body has a peripheral margin to which said lid mates in a closed position; and
in said open position said lid lies at a level shy of said peripheral margin of said main body.