BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a book bag, and particularly to a book bag adapted for mounting on a chair with various pockets for holding articles, such as books and school supplies.
2. Description of the Related Art
Preschool and kindergarten schoolchildren usually require a variety of supplies during the school day. For example, the children might need paper, pencil, pens, crayons, scissors, and the like. Most children in preschool and kindergarten classes do not have desks or lockers to store their supplies. Instead, these children sit in chairs at tables, which are not equipped with a means for storing their supplies. As a result, the children's supplies become easily scrambled or knocked off the tabletops.
One remedy to this problem has been a bag that is mountable on a chair with compartments to store the children's supplies. As a result of using this chair-mountable bag, the supplies are made accessible to a child sitting in the chair. However, the chair-mountable bags known in the art suffer from several drawbacks.
Children enjoy personalizing their possessions to provide them with sentimental or aesthetic pleasure. However, the bags known in the art do not provide a means of personalizing the bags with attached photographs or pictures. Furthermore, the bags don't offer a space saving feature of displaying the photograph or picture by attaching a photograph holding means to a pocket on the bag.
In addition, the bags that are capable of storing books are not provided with an efficient organizational scheme to keep the various books within the bag organized. The bags have only one compartment for storing books and that compartment is commonly used jointly to store school supplies and other items. Without any means to separate the contents in the storage compartment, the contents become cluttered making the supplies and other items difficult to retrieve. A variety of chair-mountable bags have been proposed for storing objects.
For example, U.S. Pat. No. 6,460,925, issued Oct. 8, 2002 to Kovacs et al., describes a chair-supported bag in which a chair-mountable pocket portion of a bag includes a downwardly opening pocket for receiving the top end of the backrest of a chair. A second pocket that is connected to and depends from the first pocket opens upwardly for receiving and retrieval of articles such as pencils, erasers, crayons and the like. Similarly, U.S. Pat. No. 6,174,082, issued Jan. 16, 2001 to Pelky et al., discloses a chair-mountable bag having an inverted chair-mountable pocket for mounting over the back of a chair and a single pocket for holding school, seminar, and convention supplies.
U.S. Pat. No. 4,236,559, issued Dec. 2, 1980 to Archbold, shows a school bag having a clear plastic window covering a pocket which stores an identification card, such as bus passes and the like.
U.S. Pat. No. 6,336,555, issued Jan. 8, 2002 to Breeden, discloses a magnetic school organizer capable of magnetically attaching to a desk with a plurality of pockets for holding school supplies.
None of the above inventions and patents, taken either singly or in combination, is seen to describe the instant invention as claimed. Thus a book bag adapted for mounting on a chair solving the aforementioned problems is desired.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The book bag of the present invention is adapted for mounting to the backrest of a chair for students that don't have access to a desk or locker to store their books and schools supplies. The book bag has an upper section with a downwardly-opening mounting pocket that is capable of engaging the top of a backrest of a chair, and a lower section with at least two compartments opening upwardly for storing books and school supplies in an organized manner. Various pockets are attached to an exterior front face of the lower section for holding additional school supplies with a transparent plastic window frame secured to a pocket for inserting a photograph or picture.
Advantageously, the compartments are better organized, allowing easier access to the contents of the compartments. Further, the transparent plastic window frame for inserting a photograph being secured to a pocket saves space on the book bag for adding other pockets for holding even more school supplies. Although the primary use of the book bag is for preschool children, anyone needing to store books or other objects may also use the book bag and mount it on a chair.
Accordingly, it is a principal object of the invention to provide a chair-mounted book bag with a transparent plastic window frame for inserting a photograph or picture secured to the exterior face of a pocket on the exterior front face of the book bag.
It is another object of the invention to provide a book bag that has an upper section and a lower section including at least two compartments capable of storing large books, and which opens upwardly for receiving and storing books and other objects.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a book bag with a mounting pocket for mounting over a chair.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a chair-mountable book bag for use in school for students required to store and have access to a plurality of objects such as books, pencils, pens, crayons, and the like.
It is another object of the invention to provide a book bag formed from one or more sheets of durable, lightweight, pliable sheet material such as nylon fabric stitched or otherwise bonded together.
It is an object of the invention to provide improved elements and arrangements thereof for the purposes described which is inexpensive, dependable and fully effective in accomplishing its intended purposes.
These and other objects of the present invention will become readily apparent upon further review of the following specification and drawings.
The present invention is a book bag, designated generally as 10 in the drawings. The book bag 10 is designed to mount on the backrest of a chair, as shown in FIG. 1. The book bag 10 is formed from one or more sheets of durable, lightweight, pliable sheet material, such as nylon fabric. The book bag 10 is capable of storing books, pencils, pens, crayons, and the like. Referring to FIG. 2, the book bag 10 includes a rectangular upper section 30 and a rectangular lower section 40. The lower section 40 is slightly wider than the upper section 40. The upper section 30 includes a mounting pocket, which opens downwardly, forming an inverted pocket for receiving the backrest of a chair, and a lower section 40, which contains at least two compartments, which open upwardly for receiving and storing objects therein.