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Publication numberUS20030221924 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/156,951
Publication dateDec 4, 2003
Filing dateMay 30, 2002
Priority dateMay 30, 2002
Publication number10156951, 156951, US 2003/0221924 A1, US 2003/221924 A1, US 20030221924 A1, US 20030221924A1, US 2003221924 A1, US 2003221924A1, US-A1-20030221924, US-A1-2003221924, US2003/0221924A1, US2003/221924A1, US20030221924 A1, US20030221924A1, US2003221924 A1, US2003221924A1
InventorsJoy Tong
Original AssigneeJoy Tong
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flap picnic bag
US 20030221924 A1
Abstract
A flap picnic bag comprised of a bag, an ice bucket pocket, a partitioning panel and a set of trolley frame with the bag comprised of four continuous flaps and two side flaps joined by zippers and foldable for storage; and both of the ice bucket pocket and the portioning panel made detachable inside the bag; and the trolley frame being provided back of the bag to separate cold edibles from the hot ones and to facilitate carrying the bag on the ground.
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1. A flap picnic bag, comprised of a bag, an ice bucket pocket and a partitioning panel, wherein, the bag including four continuous flaps, respectively a base flap, a front flap, a rear flap and an upper flap, and two side flaps folded into a bag with a zipper respectively provided on the peripheral of the four continuous flaps and the side flaps; a foldable hard base board being provided at the front edge of the base flap to be flapped over and placed on the inner side of the base flap to secure the bottom of the bag;
the ice bucket bag made of plastic materials and placed inside the bag having at its upper end provided with a movable cover, and a zipper provided between the cover and the peripheral of the upper end of the ice bucket pocket to open or close the movable cover;
the partitioning panel provided in the bag to separate where the ice bucket pocket is located from other spaces, and a refractory layer is provided on its surface to isolate the temperature of the ice bucket pocket from other areas in the bag;
and when assembled into a foldable flap picnic bag, both of the ice bucket pocket and the partitioning panel being detachable to the bag with the latter inserted into the bag to separate the former from other areas in the bag.
2. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein, a magic tap is vertically provided between the front and the rear flaps from the four continuous flaps to be adhered to another magic tape provided on the peripheral of the partitioning panel inserted in bag for the partitioning panel to become detachable.
3. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein, the magic tape provided on the rear and the front flaps of the four continuous flaps with its upper end of the magic tape externally extends to one side flap; another magic tape being laterally provided on the upper part of the inner wall of that side flap to hold the ice bucket pocket and the partitioning panel detachable.
4. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein, a refractory layer is provided on the inner side defined by the magic tape provided on the upper, front and rear flaps of those four continuous flaps and another refractory layer is provided on the inner side of the upper flap.
5. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 2, wherein, the partitioning panel is in rectangular having its peripheral fixed with or movable adapted with a magic tape for the positioning panel to become detachable to the bag.
6. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 3, wherein, a magic tape is provided in the peripheral of the upper part of the ice bucket pocket and movably adapted to the magic tape in the bag for the ice bucket pocket to become detachable to the bag.
7. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein, an external pocket is provided to the front flap of the bag; the external pocket in rectangular and a zipper being provided on the peripheral of its rear to connect the front side of the bag; an outer flap being provided in front of the external pocket and another zipper being provided on the peripheral of an opening defined by the outer cover and the external pocket to zip up or down the outer cover; an inner lining connected to the upper edge of the outer cover being folded for storage in or taken out of the outer cover; and a fastener or a magic tape being provided to the outer cover and on the inner side of the inner lining to secure dinning sets and dishes in position.
8. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein, the trolley frame is provided back of the bag with its L-shape base fixed to the rear and the bottom of the bag; and an external pocket being provided to the rear flap to conceal the trolley frame in the back of the bag.
9. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein, the trolley frame relates to a retractable frame having at its bottom provided with the L-shape base, two casters being provided below the base while a hollow tube being respectively erected from both ends of the base and held in position by a lateral rod connected to the upper ends of the hollow tubes inserted with a II-shape, retractable rod.
10. A flap picnic bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein, the present invention becomes an ordinary traveling bag with the ice bucket pocket removed.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] (a) Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention is related to flap picnic bag, and more particularly, to one used to contain food and dinning set, comprised of ice bucket pocket, partitioning panel, and trolley frame in the rear to achieve purposes of being foldable, separating hot and cold meals and facilitating to carry on the ground.

[0003] (b) Description of the Prior Art:

[0004] Picnic bags or buckets generally available in the market come in versatile types and usually they are either provided at top a handle or a shoulder strap for carriage. A zipper or a flap lid sewn with a zipper is provided at the top to serve as the entry for putting objects into or out of the bag. However, such configuration of the prior art prevents from achieving a reduced size for storage when not used. When in use, all dinning sets, dishes, hot and cold edibles can easily bump into each other, the edibles are vulnerable to get soured for lacking in sufficient separation. The efforts taken to fumble for the dinning set may spoil the fun of having a picnic. Furthermore, carrying a fully loaded bag either by hand or by shoulder may be too heavy.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The primary purpose of the present invention is to provide a picnic bag that can be folded for storage, accommodating an ice bucket and carrying on the ground essentially comprised of a bag, an ice bucket pocket, a partitioning panel and a set of trolley frame. Within, the bag includes four continuous flaps and two side flaps with both side flaps provided by the fourth flap sewn in its peripheral a zipper so that when four continuous flaps are extended, they form a bag together with both side flaps; and the bag contains the inner detachable ice bucket pocket, a detachable partitioning panel in the middle and an external trolley frame in the rear.

[0006] Another purpose of the present invention is to provide a flap picnic bag, within, a magic tap is vertically provided between the front and the rear flaps from the four continuous flaps, and the upper end of the magic tape externally extends to one side flap; another magic tape is laterally provided on the upper part of the inner wall of that side flap to hold the ice bucket pocket and the partitioning panel detachable.

[0007] Another purpose yet of the present invention is to provide a flap picnic bag, within, a foldable hard baseboard is provided at the front edge of the bottom flap of the four continuous flaps to form a solid bottom to fold in the flaps.

[0008] Another purpose yet of the present invention is to provide a flap picnic bag, within, a refractory layer is provided on the inner wall at where the ice bucket pocket and on the partitioning panel to keep cooling effect for the ice bucket pocket by fending off the heat.

[0009] Another purpose yet of the present invention is to provide a flap picnic bag, within, a detachable pocket is provided externally to the front flap of the four continuous flaps that can be fully opened up, a fastener is provided to the inner wall of the detachable pocket to receive dinning sets and dishes in place.

[0010] Another purpose yet of the present invention is to provide a flap picnic bag, within, the bag functions as a traveling suitcase when not provided with the ice bucket pocket.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0011]FIG. 1 is perspective view of a local part of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

[0012]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the fully expanded preferred embodiment of the present invention.

[0013]FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of the present invention with a trolley frame and an external pocket.

[0014]FIG. 4 is a front view of the preferred embodiment of the present invention as assembled.

[0015]FIG. 5 is a rear view of the preferred embodiment of the present invention as assembled.

[0016]FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the back of the preferred embodiment of the present invention as assembled.

[0017]FIG. 7 is a schematic view of the preferred embodiment of the present invention in operation.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0018] Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a preferred embodiment of the present invention is essentially comprised of a bag 1, an ice bucket pocket 2, a partitioning panel 3 and a set of trolley frame 4. Within, the bag 1 includes four continuous flaps 11 comprised of a base flap 111, a rear flap 112, an upper flap 113 and a front flap 114, and two side flaps 12, 13 connected to both sides of the base flap 111 then a zipper 14 is provided in the peripheral of those four continuous flaps 11 and two side flaps 12, 13 to zip up those four continuous flaps 11 folded up with those two side flaps 12, 13 to form the bag 1; another zip 1131 is provided on the upper flap 113 to define an opening for the bag 1; a magic tap 15 is vertically provided between the rear flap 112 and the inner side of the front flap 114 with the upper end of the magic tape 15 laterally extending to the side flap 12 to join another magic tap 16 laterally provided on the upper edge of the inner wall of the side flap 12 to allow attachment of the ice bucket pocket 2 and the partitioning panel 3; a refractory layer 17 is respectively provided for the inner area defined by the magic tape 15 on the side flap 12, the front flap 114 and the rear flap 112 as well as on the inner side of the upper flap 113; and a foldable hard base board 18 is provided on the front edge of the base flap 111 to secure the base of the bag 1.

[0019] As illustrated in FIG. 2, an external pocket 19 is provided to the front flap 114 of the bag 1; the external pocket 19 is in rectangular and a zipper 190 is provided on the peripheral of its rear to connect the front side of the bag 1 while an outer flap 191 is provided in front of the external pocket 19 and another zipper 192 is provided on the peripheral of an opening defined by the outer cover 191 and the external pocket 19 to zip up or down the outer cover 191; an inner lining 193 connected to the upper edge of the outer cover 191 can be folded for storage in or taken out of the outer cover 191; a fastener 194 or a magic tape 195 is provided to the outer cover 191 and on the inner side of the inner lining 193 to secure dinning sets and dishes in position.

[0020] As illustrated in FIG. 1, the ice bucket pocket 2 relates to a rectangular pocket made of thicker plastic material having provided on its upper end a mobile cover 21 and a zipper 22 provided between the cover 21 and the peripheral of the upper surface of the ice bucket pocket 2 to open or close the cover 21; and a magic tap 23 is provided below the zipper 22 to attach the ice bucket pocket 2 to those magic tapes 15, 16 inside the bag 1 for the ice bucket pocket 2 to become detachable.

[0021] The portioning panel 3 as illustrated in FIG. 1 relates to a rectangular panel made of plastic or other type of material having fixed or movably provided at its peripheral a magic tape 31 to adhere to the magic tape 15 inside the bag 1 for separating the space where the ice bucket pocket 2 is located from other spaces; and a refractory layer 32 is provided to the surface of the partitioning panel 3 to keep the cooling effect of the ice bucket pocket 2.

[0022] As illustrated in FIG. 3, the trolley frame 4 relates to a retractable frame having at its bottom provided with an L-shape base 41, two casters 411 are provided below the base 41 while a hollow tube 42 is respectively erected from both ends of the base 41 and held in position by a lateral rod 43 connected to the upper ends of the hollow tubes 42 inserted with a II-shape, retractable rod 44.

[0023] Now referring to FIG. 1 or 6, when assembled, the ice bucket pocket 2 is put into the zipped up bag 1 and secured by having the magic tape 23 of the ice bucket pocket 2 adhered to those magic tapes 15, 16 of the bag 1; the partitioning panel 3 then is inserted in the middle of the bag 1 with the magic tape 31 on its peripheral to be adhered to the vertical section of the magic tape 15 on the bag 1 to separate the space where the ice bucket pocket 2 is located from other spaces; and the trolley frame 4 is secured in position by having its L-shape base 41 provided to the rear and bottom of the bag 1 as illustrated in FIG. 3, 4 or 5; an external pocket 5 provided to the rear flap 112 of the bag 1 covers up the trolley frame 4 in the rear of the bag 1.

[0024] The present invention is characterized by that the bag 1 being comprised of four continuous flaps 11 and two side flaps 12, 13 joined by the zipper 14 so that when the bag 1 is not used, it can be folded for storage with the minimum size to eliminate the storage problems of space-consuming found with the prior art.

[0025] Secondly, the magic tapes 15, 16 are provided inside the bag 1 to secure the ice bucket pocket 2 and the partitioning panel 3. Therefore, once the ice bucket pocket 2 contains ice cubes, cold beverage or food, other hot meal or beverage is placed in another space separated by the partitioning panel 3. The contents in the ice bucket pocket 2 is properly held in place with its cooling effect retained by the refractory layer 17, 32 so to correct the defectives of the failure of positioning and cold storage found with the prior art and to make the present invention a better choice when going on a picnic. Furthermore, when the ice bucket pocket 2 and the partitioning panel 3 are removed, the present invention becomes an ordinary traveling bag.

[0026] Thirdly, as illustrated in FIGS. 2 and 7, the external bag 19 detachable as desired with its outer cover 191 and inner lining 193 fully extendable and the fastener 194 or the magic tape 195 is provided on the outer cover 191 and the inner lining 193 to receiver insertion of dinning sets or to fix dishes in position to avoid collision against one another and to save the trouble of fumbling in the bag for any of them as found with the prior art since the dinning set or dish can be easily found with both of the outer cover 191 and the inner lining 193 fully extended.

[0027] Fourthly, the trolley frame 4 is provided to facilitate carrying the bag 1 whenever it gets heavy for full loading of food, water, dinning sets and dishes by pulling out the rods 44 from the frame 4 as illustrated in FIG. 4 so to save efforts by carrying on shoulder or on back as experienced with the prior art.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification190/107, 190/18.00A, 190/110, 190/115
International ClassificationA45C13/02, A45C7/00, A45C5/06, A45C5/14, A45F3/46, A45C11/20
Cooperative ClassificationA45C5/14, A45C7/0036, A45F3/46, A45C13/02, A45C5/06, A45C11/20, A45C7/0054
European ClassificationA45C7/00C6, A45C13/02, A45C7/00C3, A45C11/20