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Publication numberUS20030111369 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/006,039
Publication dateJun 19, 2003
Filing dateDec 10, 2001
Priority dateDec 10, 2001
Publication number006039, 10006039, US 2003/0111369 A1, US 2003/111369 A1, US 20030111369 A1, US 20030111369A1, US 2003111369 A1, US 2003111369A1, US-A1-20030111369, US-A1-2003111369, US2003/0111369A1, US2003/111369A1, US20030111369 A1, US20030111369A1, US2003111369 A1, US2003111369A1
InventorsWalter Markowitz
Original AssigneeMarkowitz Walter Leslie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lockable billiard cue stick case with interchangeable inserts
US 20030111369 A1
Abstract
This invention consists of a carrying case constructed of two outer shells, which are made of a hard and durable material. The outer shells are connected by hinges on one side, which allow the case to be closed and secured by key or combination type locks on the other. A handle and removable shoulder strap are provided for ease of portability. Within each shell of the case is the inner foam type material. This material is available with various ‘cut outs’ to allow for individual cue sticks, cue stick holders/cases, and billiard accessories (chalk, stick tools, etc.) to be inserted and held securely in place within the case during transportation. These foam inserts are interchangeable to allow for specific types of equipment to be transported within the case, so one case can be used for transporting different quantities of cue sticks, different types of cues stick holders/cases, and a variety of billiard accessories (chalk, stick tools, etc.).
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What I claim as my invention is:
1. A lockable protective carrying case for the transportation of cue sticks.
2. The use of interchangeable inserts for securely carrying individual cue sticks, Billiard accessories, and cue stick holders within the case.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    This invention falls under the U.S. Patent Classification 206 Special Receptacle or Package and Sub-Classification 315.1 For a Sport Implement, Exercise Devise or Game
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIOR ART
  • [0002]
    There are no existing patents related to Billiard cue stick cases. The following patents are associated with various types of protective gun cases but do not address the requirements for securely transporting cue sticks, cue stick cases and related Billiard accessories.
    D0421179 Feb. 2000 Kolpin D3/262
    5678686 Oct. 1997 Hagenan et al 206/315.11
    D0385108 Feb. 1995 Tschudy D3/262
    06145719 Aug. 1999 Robert 224/401
    02531550 Nov. 1950 Bradley et al 224/913
    54155333 Apr. 1994 Wills 224/913
    5160075 Nov. 1992 Moscovitch 224/328
  • SPECIFICATION (SEE ENCLOSED DRAWINGS)
  • [0003]
    This invention serves to provide a secure protective carrying case for the transportation of cue sticks. The invention consists of a protective hard outer case (3) made of two outer shells hinged on the bottom (4), with security locks on the top (2). Located on the top of the case is a handle (1), and there is a removable shoulder strap attached to the sides of the case for portability. The inside of the case consists of a soft pre-formed foam type material (7) to protect the cue sticks, stick holders and accessories from movement while being transported. The protective foam inserts are interchangeable: There are pre-formed inserts to hold cue sticks in existing holders/cases (5), as well as disassembled cue sticks and accessories (6).
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/315.1
International ClassificationA63D15/10
Cooperative ClassificationA63D15/10
European ClassificationA63D15/10
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jan 16, 2003ASAssignment
Owner name: CONSTELLATION VENTURE CAPITAL II, L.P., AS AGENT,
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:VERANCE CORPORATION;REEL/FRAME:013669/0379
Effective date: 20030108
Mar 11, 2015ASAssignment
Owner name: VERANCE CORPORATION, CALIFORNIA
Free format text: RELEASE BY SECURED PARTY;ASSIGNOR:CONSTELLATION VENTURE CAPITAL II, L.P.;REEL/FRAME:035140/0242
Effective date: 20141231
Owner name: VERANCE CORPORATION, CALIFORNIA
Free format text: RELEASE BY SECURED PARTY;ASSIGNOR:CONSTELLATION VENTURE CAPITAL II, L.P.;REEL/FRAME:035187/0351
Effective date: 20141231