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Publication numberUS20030029755 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/927,987
Publication dateFeb 13, 2003
Filing dateAug 10, 2001
Priority dateAug 10, 2001
Publication number09927987, 927987, US 2003/0029755 A1, US 2003/029755 A1, US 20030029755 A1, US 20030029755A1, US 2003029755 A1, US 2003029755A1, US-A1-20030029755, US-A1-2003029755, US2003/0029755A1, US2003/029755A1, US20030029755 A1, US20030029755A1, US2003029755 A1, US2003029755A1
InventorsShu Ho
Original AssigneeHo Shu Ming
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof
US 20030029755 A1
Abstract
A carrying case includes a case body including a first wall having a surrounding edge and a first connecting edge and a second wall having an encircling edge and a second connecting edge to define a storage compartment between the first and second walls, wherein the first connecting edge of the first wall is firmly attached to the second connecting edge of the second wall, a communication arrangement provided on the first wall for communicating the storage compartment of the case body to an exterior thereof, and a fastening unit for selectively fastening the surrounding edge of the first wall to the encircling edge of the second wall, so as to enclose the storage compartment of the case body. Therefore, accessories are capable of storing in the case body and externally connecting with a portable electronic equipment through the communication arrangement while the portable electronic equipment is remained in the storage compartment.
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What is claimed is:
1. A carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof, comprising:
a case body, comprising:
a first wall having a top panel, a front panel, a base panel, a first connecting edge defined at a longitudinal edge of said base panel; and
a second wall having a back panel, two side panel, and a second connecting edge defined at a longitudinal edge of said back panel, wherein said first connecting edge of said first wall is firmly attached to said second connecting edge of said second wall in an edge to edge manner to define a storage compartment between said first and second walls;
an elongated window opening provided on said base panel for communicating said storage compartment of said case body to an exterior thereof;
a cover panel extended from said first wall in an edge to edge manner for enclosing said window opening; and
a fastening unit for selectively fastening said first wall to said second wall in an edge to edge manner, so as to enclose said storage compartment of said case body.
2. The carrying case, as recited in claim 1, wherein said the first wall further has a surrounding edge defined at edges of said top panel, said front panel, and two side edges of said base panel, and wherein said second wall further has an encircling edge defined at edges of said two side panels and two side edges of said back panel, in such a manner that said fastening unit is selectively fastened said surrounding edge of said first wall to said encircling edge of said second wall.
3. The carrying case, as recited in claim 2, wherein said fastening device comprises a first half zipper firmly attached to said surrounding edge of said first wall, a second half zipper firmly attached to said encircling edge of said second wall, and at least a zip locker arranged to slidably engage and disengage said first half zipper with said second half zipper.
4. The carrying case, as recited in claim 1, further comprising an attaching unit for securely attaching said cover panel to said base panel so as to enclose said window opening wherein said attaching unit comprises at least a first attaching element provided on an outer side of said base panel along edges of said window opening and at least a corresponding second attaching element provided on an inner side of said cover panel by attaching said second attaching element to said first attaching element.
5. The carrying case, as recited in claim 3, further comprising an attaching unit for securely attaching said cover panel to said base panel so as to enclose said window opening wherein said attaching unit comprises at least a first attaching element provided on an outer side of said base panel along edges of said window opening and at least a corresponding second attaching element provided on an inner side of said cover panel by attaching said second attaching element to said first attaching element.
6. The carrying case, as recited in claim 1, further comprising an inclined support arrangement comprises a pair of elongated elements, each having a predetermined length, spacedly extended from two edge portions of said front panel to said two side panels so as to retain said case body from a closed position to an inclinedly opened position, wherein in said closed position, said first wall is attached to said second wall to enclose said storage compartment, and in said inclinedly opened position, said front panel is inclinedly folded up with respect to said back panel.
7. The carrying case, as recited in claim 6, wherein said inclined support arrangement further comprises a pair of ring-shaped holders attached to two outer sides of said two side panels respectively wherein each of said elongated elements has one end securely attached to an inner side of said front panel and a hook-like connector provided on another end of the elongated element adapted for mounting on said respective holder, so as to maintain an inclined angle between said front panel and said back panel in said inclinedly opened position.
8. The carrying case, as recited in claim 3, further comprising an inclined support arrangement comprises a pair of elongated elements, each having a predetermined length, spacedly extended from two edge portions of said front panel to said two side panels so as to retain said case body from a closed position to an inclinedly opened position, wherein in said closed position, said first wall is attached to said second wall to enclose said storage compartment, and in said inclinedly opened position, said front panel is inclinedly folded up with respect to said back panel.
9. The carrying case, as recited in claim 8, wherein said inclined support arrangement further comprises a pair of ring-shaped holders attached to two outer sides of said two side panels respectively wherein each of said elongated elements has one end securely attached to an inner side of said front panel and a hook-like connector provided on another end of the elongated element adapted for mounting on said respective holder, so as to maintain an inclined angle between said front panel and said back panel in said inclinedly opened position.
10. The carrying case, as recited in claim 5, further comprising an inclined support arrangement comprises a pair of elongated elements, each having a predetermined length, spacedly extended from two edge portions of said front panel to said two side panels so as to retain said case body from a closed position to an inclinedly opened position, wherein in said closed position, said first wall is attached to said second wall to enclose said storage compartment, and in said inclinedly opened position, said front panel is inclinedly folded up with respect to said back panel.
11. The carrying case, as recited in claim 10, wherein said inclined support arrangement further comprises a pair of ring-shaped holders attached to two outer sides of said two side panels respectively wherein each of said elongated elements has one end securely attached to an inner side of said front panel and a hook-like connector provided on another end of the elongated element adapted for mounting on said respective holder, so as to maintain an inclined angle between said front panel and said back panel in said inclinedly opened position.
12. The carrying case, as recited in claim 5, further comprising an accessory pocket for placing accessories therein formed on an inner side of said front panel wherein said accessory pocket comprises a pocket flap having three edges attaching on said front panel and a plurality of disc holding flaps having three edges overlappedly attaching on said pocket flap respectively for compact discs inserting from free edges of said disc holding flaps respectively.
13. The carrying case, as recited in claim 8, further comprising an accessory pocket for placing accessories therein formed on an inner side of said front panel wherein said accessory pocket comprises a pocket flap having three edges attaching on said front panel and a plurality of disc holding flaps having three edges overlappedly attaching on said pocket flap respectively for compact discs inserting from free edges of said disc holding flaps respectively.
14. The carrying case, as recited in claim 11, further comprising an accessory pocket for placing accessories therein formed on an inner side of said front panel wherein said accessory pocket comprises a pocket flap having three edges attaching on said front panel and a plurality of disc holding flaps having three edges overlappedly attaching on said pocket flap respectively for compact discs inserting from free edges of said disc holding flaps respectively.
15. The carrying case, as recited in claim 8, further comprising auxiliary pocket, having an opening, formed on an outer side of said front panel wherein a zipper is encirclingly provided at said opening of said auxiliary pocket for securely closing said auxiliary pocket for securely placing accessories inside said auxiliary pocket.
16. The carrying case, as recited in claim 11, further comprising auxiliary pocket, having an opening, formed on an outer side of said front panel wherein a zipper is encirclingly provided at said opening of said auxiliary pocket for securely closing said auxiliary pocket for securely placing accessories inside said auxiliary pocket.
17. The carrying case, as recited in claim 14, further comprising auxiliary pocket, having an opening, formed on an outer side of said front panel wherein a zipper is encirclingly provided at said opening of said auxiliary pocket for securely closing said auxiliary pocket for securely placing accessories inside said auxiliary pocket.
18. The carrying case, as recited in claim 11, further comprising a first and second holding straps each having a fixed end extended from a side edge of said back panel and a pair of hoop and loop fasteners provided on two free end portions of said first and second holding straps for holding a portable electronic equipment in said storage compartment in position by adjustably attaching said first and second holding straps together.
19. The carrying case, as recited in claim 14, further comprising a first and second holding straps each having a fixed end extended from a side edge of said back panel and a pair of hoop and loop fasteners provided on two free end portions of said first and second holding straps for holding a portable electronic equipment in said storage compartment in position by adjustably attaching said first and second holding straps together.
20. The carrying case, as recited in claim 17, further comprising a first and second holding straps each having a fixed end extended from a side edge of said back panel and a pair of hoop and loop fasteners provided on two free end portions of said first and second holding straps for holding a portable electronic equipment in said storage compartment in position by adjustably attaching said first and second holding straps together.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE PRESENT INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of Invention
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates to a carrying case, and more particularly to a carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof, which can be quickly and easily folded for carrying and storing the portable electronic equipment such as electronic game device and unfolded for supporting the portable electronic equipment as a play station.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of Related Arts
  • [0004]
    Nowadays, electronic equipments are showing a tendency to decrease their size and weight such as an electronic game device such that people can carriage such portable electronic equipment anywhere. For convenience, a user usually purchases a fabric made carrying bag having relative lightweight for easily carriage and storage. However, the fabric made carrying bag may not protect the expensive electronic equipment due to an unwanted collision. Also, while using the electronic equipment such as “Playstation”, “X-Box” or other CD/DVD player, the user may merely put the carrying bag somewhere which is a waste of working space and the carrying bag may easily to be stolen or lost.
  • [0005]
    Due to the compact size of the electronic equipment, most of the accessories, such as joysticks, are externally connected to the electronic equipments. In other words, the electronic equipment comprises a plurality of external outlets provided on sides on the electronic equipment for electrically connecting with the accessories. Therefore, the user must carry not only the electronic equipment but also the accessories at the same time. Thus, when the electronic equipment is incorporated with the accessories, the electronic equipment must be taken out of the carrying bag in order to connect the accessories. In other words, the carrying bag for the electronic equipment can be purposely used for carriage and storage.
  • SUMMARY OF THE PRESENT INVENTION
  • [0006]
    A main object of the present invention is to provide a carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof, which can be quickly and easily to be folded for carrying and storing a portable electronic equipment and unfolded for supporting the portable electronic equipment as a play station.
  • [0007]
    Another object of the present invention is to provide a carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof, which can well protect the electronic equipments while traveling and operating so as to prevent the portable electronic equipment from being collided accidentally.
  • [0008]
    Another object of the present invention is to provide a carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof, wherein the carrying case has a bottom window opening such that the accessories are capable of connecting to the portable electronic equipment through the bottom window without taking the portable electronic equipment out of the carrying case. Therefore, the portable electronic equipment can be well protected by the carrying case at all time.
  • [0009]
    Another object of the present invention is to provide a carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof, which can be used in any location and transported in any vehicle without using tools for its assembly or disassembly.
  • [0010]
    Accordingly, in order to accomplish the above objects, the present invention provides a carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof, which comprises:
  • [0011]
    a case body, comprising:
  • [0012]
    a first wall having a top panel, a front panel, a base panel, a first connecting edge defined at a longitudinal edge of the base panel; and
  • [0013]
    a second wall having a back panel, two side panel, and a second connecting edge defined at a longitudinal edge of the back panel, wherein the first connecting edge of the first wall is firmly attached to the second connecting edge of the second wall in an edge to edge manner to define a storage compartment between the first and second walls;
  • [0014]
    an elongated window opening provided on the base panel for communicating the storage compartment of the case body to an exterior thereof;
  • [0015]
    a cover panel extended from the first wall in an edge to edge manner for enclosing the window opening; and
  • [0016]
    a fastening unit for selectively fastening the first wall to the second wall in an edge to edge manner, so as to enclose the storage compartment of the case body
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.
  • [0018]
    [0018]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the carrying case in an opened position according to the above preferred embodiment of the present invention.
  • [0019]
    [0019]FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of the carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof according to the above preferred embodiment of the present invention.
  • [0020]
    [0020]FIG. 4 is a side view of the carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof according to the above preferred embodiment of the present invention, illustrating the portable electronic equipment and the accessory being connected through the through window of the case body.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • [0021]
    Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2 of the drawings, a carrying case for portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention is illustrated. The carrying case comprises case body 10 having a first wall 11 and a second wall 12 to define a storage compartment 101 therebetween for receiving the portable electronic equipment and accessories thereof.
  • [0022]
    The first wall 11 has a top panel 113, a front panel 114, a base panel 115, a first connecting edge 112 defined at a longitudinal edge of the base panel 115. The second wall 12 has a back panel 123, two side panels 124, 125, and a second connecting edge 122 defined at a longitudinal edge of the back panel, wherein the first connecting edge 112 of the first wall 11 is firmly attached to the second connecting edge 122 of the second wall 12 in an edge to edge manner.
  • [0023]
    The carrying case further comprises an elongated window opening 21 provided on the first wall 11 for communicating the storage compartment 101 to an exterior of the case body 10, a cover panel 22 is extended from the first connecting edge 112 of the first wall 11 in an edge to edge manner for enclosing the window opening 21, and a fastening unit 30 for selectively fastening the first wall 11 to the second wall 12 in an edge to edge manner, so as to enclose the storage compartment 101 of the case body 10.
  • [0024]
    According to the preferred embodiment, the first wall 11 further has a surrounding edge 111 and the second wall 12 further has an encircling edge 121 wherein the fastening unit 30 is arranged to selectively fasten the surrounding edge 111 of the first wall 11 to the encircling edge 121 of the second wall 12.
  • [0025]
    The first wall 11 is tri-folded to form the top panel 113, the front panel 114, and the base panel 115 wherein the surrounding edge 111 is defined at edges of the top panel 113, front panel 114, and two side edges of the base panel 115. The first wall 11 further comprises a handle 116 formed on an outer side of the top panel 113 for a user to carry the case body 10.
  • [0026]
    The second wall 12 is tri-folded to form the back panel 123 and the two side panels 124, 125 wherein the encircling edge 123 is defined at edges of the two side panels 124, 125 and two side edges of the back panel 123. In other words, the respective longitudinal edge of the back panel 123 is firmly connected to the respective longitudinal edge of the base panel 115 to connect the first wall 11 with the second wall 12.
  • [0027]
    As shown in FIG. 3, the window opening 21 provided on the base panel 115 from one side end to another side end thereof for communicating the storage compartment 101 of the case body 10 to the exterior thereof.
  • [0028]
    The carrying case further comprises an attaching unit 23 for securely attaching the cover panel 22 to the base panel 115 so as to enclose the window opening 21 wherein the attaching unit 23 comprises at least a first attaching element 231 provided on an outer side the base panel 115 along edges of the window opening 21 and at least a corresponding second attaching element 232 provide on an inner side of the cover panel 22 such that the cover panel 22 is adapted to securely attached on the base panel 115 by attaching the second attaching element 232 to the first attaching element 231. Accordingly, the first and second attaching elements 231, 232 are pair of hoop and loop fasteners attached on the base panel 115 and the cover panel 22 by stitching respectively.
  • [0029]
    Therefore, the carrying case can be formed as a play station for supporting and protecting the portable electronic equipment while it is in use. Thus, the accessories, such as joysticks, can be externally connected to the portable electronic equipment which is disposed in the storage compartment 101 through the window opening 21 and the top panel 113, as shown in FIG. 4. Practically, the portable electronic equipment comprises a disc tray and outlets provided at a rear side of the portable electronic equipment. Therefore, when the portable electronic equipment is received in the storage compartment 101, the disc tray can be ejected through the top panel 113, and the portable electronic equipment can be connected to a TV through the window opening 21. In other words, the user does not need to take out the portable electronic equipment from the case body 10 in order to connect with the accessories.
  • [0030]
    The fastening device 30 comprises a first half zipper 31 firmly attached to the surrounding edge 111 of the first wall 11, a second half zipper 32 firmly attached to the encircling edge 121 of the second wall 12, and at least a zip locker 33 arranged to slidably engage and disengage the first half zipper 31 with the second half zipper 32.
  • [0031]
    The fastening device 30 further comprises two stoppers 34 securely mounted between the first and second half zippers 31, 32 for maintaining two end portions of the first and second half zippers 31, 32 in an engaging manner. In other words, the two stoppers 34 limit the sliding movement of the zip locker 33 to disengage the two end portions of the first and second half zippers 31, 32, so as to prevent the first wall 11 in fully opening position with respect to the second wall 12.
  • [0032]
    The carrying case further comprises an inclined support arrangement 40 comprises a pair of elongated elements 41, each having a predetermined length, spacedly extended from two edge portions of the front panel 114 to the two side panels 124, 125 so as to retain the case body 10 from a closed position to an inclinedly opened position. In the closed position as shown in FIG. 1, the first wall 11 is attached to the second wall 12 to enclose the storage compartment 101, and in the inclinedly opened position as shown in FIG. 2, the front panel 114 is inclinedly folded up with respect to the back panel 123.
  • [0033]
    Accordingly, the inclined supporting arrangement 40 further comprises a pair of ring-shaped holders 42 attached to two outer sides of the two side panels 124, 125 respectively wherein each of the elongated elements 41, which is a strap, has one end securely attached to an inner side of the front panel 114 and a hook-like connector 411 provided on another end of the elongated element adapted for mounting on the respective holder 42, so as to maintain an inclined angle between the front panel 114 and the back panel 123 in the inclinedly opened position, as shown in FIG. 4. It is worth to mention that the inclined angle should be an obtuse angle to prevent the front panel 114 folding back to enclose the storage compartment 101 accidentally.
  • [0034]
    Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the carrying case further comprises at least an accessory pocket 50 for placing accessories including compact disc, and an auxiliary pack body 60 for storing accessories having a bigger size such as joysticks and electric cords.
  • [0035]
    The accessory pocket 50 is formed on the inner side of the front panel 114 wherein the accessory pocket 50 comprises a pocket flap 51 having three edges attaching on the front panel 114 and a plurality of disc holding flaps 52 having three edges overlappedly attaching on the pocket flap 51 respectively for compact discs inserting from free edges of the disc holding flaps 52 respectively.
  • [0036]
    The auxiliary pocket 50 is formed on an outer side of the front panel 114 wherein a zipper 51 is encirclingly provided at on opening of the auxiliary pocket 50 for securely closing the auxiliary pocket 50 so as to securely place the accessories inside the auxiliary pocket 50.
  • [0037]
    As shown in FIG. 2, the carrying case further comprises a first and second holding straps 61, 62 each having a fixed end extended from a side edge of the back panel 123 and a pair of hoop and loop fasteners 63, 64 provided on two free end portions of the first and second holding straps 61, 62 for holding the portable electronic equipment in the storage compartment 101 in position by adjustably attaching the first and second holding straps 61, 62 together.
  • [0038]
    While the foregoing description and drawings describe the preferred embodiment of the present invention, it should be appreciated that certain obvious modifications, variations and substitutions may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention. For example, it is obvious that the carrying case of the present invention can be used as a computer bag for carrying a laptop wherein computer accessories can be externally connected to the laptop through the window opening.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/320
International ClassificationA63F13/02, G06F1/16, A45C13/34, A45C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C2011/003, A45C13/34, A45C5/00, A45C3/02, G06F1/1628, A63F13/98, A45C2013/025, A63F13/02
European ClassificationA45C5/00, G06F1/16P4, A63F13/02, A45C3/02