Insulating device and method for forming insulating device

  • US 10,994,918 B1
  • Filed: 12/10/2020
  • Issued: 05/04/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An insulating device comprising:

  • an outer shell;

    an inner liner forming a storage compartment;

    an insulating layer positioned in between the outer shell and the inner liner, wherein the insulating layer provides insulation for the storage compartment, and wherein the insulating layer is an unattached foam layer;

    an opening configured to allow access to the storage compartment; and

    a closure adapted to substantially seal the opening,wherein the closure is substantially waterproof so as to resist liquid from exiting the opening when the insulating device is in any orientation,wherein the insulating device further comprises a lid assembly, andwherein the lid assembly includes;

    a lid assembly outer shell,a lid assembly reinforcement patch,a lid assembly reinforcement panel,a lid assembly insulating layer,a lid assembly inner liner, anda top handle,wherein the top handle extends horizontally when the insulating device is in an upright position and the closure is in the closed position,wherein the lid assembly reinforcement patch defines a first area,wherein the lid assembly reinforcement panel extends parallel to the top handle,wherein the lid assembly reinforcement panel defines a second area,wherein the lid assembly reinforcement panel is more rigid than the lid assembly inner liner and the lid assembly reinforcement panel is more rigid than the lid assembly outer shell,wherein the top handle is sewn to the lid assembly,wherein the lid assembly reinforcement patch is positioned between the top handle and an upper surface of the lid assembly outer shell,wherein the lid assembly reinforcement patch is secured to the upper surface of the lid assembly outer shell with an adhesive or welding,wherein the lid assembly reinforcement panel is positioned below a lower surface of the lid assembly outer shell, andwherein the second area is greater than the first area such that the lid assembly reinforcement panel is configured to assist in preventing the lid assembly from bowing when the insulating device is carried in an upright position.

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