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Publication numberUS20070071366 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/162,973
Publication dateMar 29, 2007
Filing dateSep 29, 2005
Priority dateSep 29, 2005
Publication number11162973, 162973, US 2007/0071366 A1, US 2007/071366 A1, US 20070071366 A1, US 20070071366A1, US 2007071366 A1, US 2007071366A1, US-A1-20070071366, US-A1-2007071366, US2007/0071366A1, US2007/071366A1, US20070071366 A1, US20070071366A1, US2007071366 A1, US2007071366A1
InventorsI-Feng Kao
Original AssigneeI-Feng Kao
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle bag
US 20070071366 A1
Abstract
A bottle bag includes a body made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth. The body includes a front wall and a rear wall, delimiting a top opening and at least two compartments adapted to receive bottles. A bottom portion is fixed to a bottom end of the body and made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth. The bottom portion includes at least two substantially circular sections and a neck section between a pair of the at least two substantially circular sections. The bottom portion of the bottle bag is flat enough to allow the bottle bag to stand on its own after the bottles have been placed into the compartments of the bottle bag while providing a longer temperature-maintaining effect.
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1. A bottle bag comprising:
a body made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth, the body comprising a front wall and a rear wall, delimiting a top opening and at least two compartments adapted to receive bottles; and
a bottom portion fixed to a bottom end of the body and made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth, the bottom portion comprising at least two substantially circular sections and a neck section between a pair of said at least two substantially circular sections.
2. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 1 wherein said at least two compartments are separated from each other by a seam.
3. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 1 wherein the front wall and the rear wall of the body are sewn together along two lateral sides of the front wall and two lateral sides of the rear wall.
4. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 1 wherein the bottle bag further comprises a handle portion.
5. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 1 further comprising means for releasably engaging the front wall and the rear wall of the body.
6. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 4 further comprising means for releasably engaging the front wall and the rear wall of the body.
7. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 1 wherein each of said at least two substantially circular sections has a diameter slightly smaller than that of a bottle received in an associated one of said at least two compartments.
8. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 1 wherein the body further comprises at least one pocket.
9. A bottle bag comprising:
two bodies made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth, each said body comprising a front wall and a rear wall, delimiting a top opening and at least two compartments adapted to receive bottles, the front wall of one of the bodies being engaged with the rear wall of the other of the bodies, each said body further comprising a bottom end; and
two bottom portions respectively fixed to the bottom ends of the bodies and made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth, each said bottom portion comprising at least two substantially circular sections and a neck section between a pair of said at least two substantially circular sections.
10. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 9 wherein said at least two compartments of each said body are separated from each other by a seam.
11. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 9 wherein the front wall and the rear wall of each said body are sewn together along two lateral sides of the front wall and two lateral sides of the rear wall.
12. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 9 wherein the bottle bag further comprises a handle portion.
13. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 9 further comprising means for releasably engaging the front wall and the rear wall of at least one of the bodies.
14. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 12 further comprising means for releasably engaging the front wall and the rear wall of at least one of the bodies.
15. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 9 wherein each of said at least two substantially circular sections of each said body has a diameter slightly smaller than that of a bottle received in an associated one of said at least two compartments.
16. The bottle bag as claimed in claim 9 wherein at least one of the bodies further comprises at least one pocket.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a bag. More particularly, the present invention relates to a bottle bag for maintaining temperature of bottles received in the bottle bag.

2. Description of the Related Art

Bottles are used to contain various kinds of beverage. A typical wine bottle is substantially cylindrical and stored in a suitable temperature range. FIG. 1 of the drawings illustrates a conventional bottle bag 1 comprising two compartments (not labeled) for receiving bottles 2 containing wine. The bottle bag 1 is made of neoprene-filled cloth for maintaining the bottles 2 in the required temperature range by the neoprene surrounding the bottles 2 while avoiding collision of the bottles 2. As illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2, the bottle bag 1 comprises a front piece of cloth 11 and a rear piece of cloth 12 that are sewn together along seams 13 and 15 respectively at two edges and an intermediate portion, leaving a top opening 17. A top loop or reinforcing strip 16 is sewn to top edges of the front and rear pieces of cloth 11 and 12. The bottle bag 1 comprises a handle portion 18 to allow easy carriage. When bottles 2 are placed into the bottle bag 1, the bottom portion 19 of the bottle bag 1 is stretched. However, the stretched bottom portion 19 of the bottle bag 1 is not flat enough to allow the bottle bag 1 with bottles 2 to stand on its own. Further, the bottles 2 could not be provided with satisfactory temperature-maintaining effect at the stretched bottom portion 19 of the bottle bag 1.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, a bottle bag comprises a body made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth. The body comprises a front wall and a rear wall, delimiting a top opening and at least two compartments adapted to receive bottles. A bottom portion is fixed to a bottom end of the body and made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth. The bottom portion comprises at least two substantially circular sections and a neck section between a pair of the at least two substantially circular sections. The bottom portion of the bottle bag is flat enough to allow the bottle bag to stand on its own after the bottles have been placed into the compartments of the bottle bag. Further, a longer temperature-maintaining effect of the bottles can be obtained, for each bottle is in intimate contact with the bottom portion and the body of the bottle bag.

Preferably, the at least two compartments are separated from each other by a seam.

Preferably, the front wall and the rear wall of the body are sewn together along two lateral sides of the front wall and two lateral sides of the rear wall.

Preferably, the bottle bag further comprises a handle portion to allow easy carriage.

Preferably, the bottle bag further comprises means for releasably engaging the front wall and the rear wall of the body to allow easy opening and closing of the bottle bag.

Preferably, each substantially circular section has a diameter slightly smaller than that of a bottle received in an associated compartment for enhancing the temperature-maintaining effect.

Preferably, the body further comprises at least one pocket for receiving an opener, thermometer, cork, etc.

In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, a bottle bag comprises two bodies made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth. Each body comprises a front wall and a rear wall, delimiting a top opening and at least two compartments adapted to receive bottles. The front wall of one of the bodies is engaged with the rear wall of the other body. Two bottom portions are respectively fixed to bottom ends of the bodies and made of neoprene-filled temperature-maintaining cloth. Each bottom portion comprises at least two substantially circular sections and a neck section between a pair of the at least two substantially circular sections.

Preferably, the at least two compartments of each body are separated from each other by a seam.

Preferably, the front wall and the rear wall of each body are sewn together along two lateral sides of the front wall and two lateral sides of the rear wall.

Preferably, the bottle bag further comprises a handle portion to allow easy carriage.

Preferably, the bottle bag further comprising means for releasably engaging the front wall and the rear wall of at least one of the bodies to allow easy opening and closing of the bottle bag.

Preferably, each substantially circular section of each body has a diameter slightly smaller than that of a bottle received in an associated compartment for enhancing the temperature-maintaining effect.

Preferably, at least one of the bodies further comprises at least one pocket for receiving an opener, thermometer, cork, etc.

Other objectives, advantages, and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a conventional bottle bag.

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the conventional bottle bag.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a bottle bag in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a bottom view of the bottle bag in FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is an elevational view of the bottle bag in FIG. 3.

FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along plane 6-6 in FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is an exploded perspective view showing an example for making the bottle bag in FIG. 3.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view illustrating a modified embodiment of the bottle bag in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 9 is an exploded perspective view showing an example for making the bottle bag in FIG. 8.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view illustrating another modified embodiment of the bottle bag in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 11 is an exploded perspective view showing an example for making the bottle bag in FIG. 10.

FIG. 12 is a perspective view illustrating a further modified embodiment of the bottle bag in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 13 is an exploded perspective view showing an example for making the bottle bag in FIG. 12.

FIG. 14 is a perspective view illustrating still another modified embodiment of the bottle bag in accordance with the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIGS. 3 and 4, a bottle bag 3 in accordance with the present invention comprises a body 31 including a front wall 311 and a rear wall 312 that are sewn together by seams 315 at two lateral sides 313 and 314 thereof, leaving a top opening 316 and a bottom opening 317.

As illustrated in FIG. 4, the bottle bag 3 further comprises a bottom portion 32 between a bottom end of the front wall 311 and a bottom end of the rear wall 312. In this embodiment, the bottom opening 317 is closed by sewing the bottom portion 32 between the bottom ends of the front and rear walls 311 and 312 (see seams 33). The bottom portion 32 includes two substantially circular sections 321 and a neck section 322 between the circular sections 321. Each section 321 has a diameter that is slightly smaller than that of a bottom 21 of a bottle 2 to be received in the bottle bag 3.

Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6, the body 31 and the bottom portion 32 are made of neoprene-filled cloth. A vertical seam 34 may be provided along an intermediate portion of the body 31 to sew a lower portion of the front wall 311 and a lower portion of the rear wall 312 together, defining two separate compartments 35 each for receiving a bottle 2. Preferably, the vertical seam 34 has a length substantially the same as the distance from a bottom to a neck of the bottle 2. Since each section 321 of the bottom portion 32 of the bottle bag 3 is substantially circular and slightly smaller that of the bottom 21 of the associated bottle 2, the bottom portion 32 of the bottle bag 3 is flat enough to allow the bottle bag 3 to stand on its own after the bottles 2 have been placed into the compartments 35 of the bottle bag 3. Further, a longer temperature-maintaining effect of the bottles 2 can be obtained, for each bottle 2 is in intimate contact with the bottom portion 32 and the body 31 of the bottle bag 3.

Still referring to FIG. 3, the bottle bag 3 may include a handle portion 319 that is formed by providing openings 318 in upper ends of the front and rear walls 311 and 312. This allows easy carriage of the bottle bag 31. Two sides of the upper ends of each of the front and rear walls 311 and 312 are cut. In other words, two sides of the handle portion 319 are cutout. A top loop or reinforcing strip 36 is sewn along a perimeter of the handle portion 319. Hook and loop fasteners 37 are provided on inner faces of upper ends of the front and rear walls 311 and 312 to allow releasable engagement between the upper ends of the front and rear walls 311 and 312. In other words, the top opening 316 of the bottle bag 31 can be closed or opened conveniently.

At least one pocket 38 may be provided on the body 31, preferably on an outer face of the body 31. An opener, thermometer, cork, etc can be placed in compartments 381 defined by the pockets 38.

FIG. 7 illustrates an example for making the bottle bag 3 in FIG. 3. Two pieces of temperature-maintaining cloth containing neoprene are sewn together to form the front and rear walls 311 and 312 of the body 31 of the bottle bag 3. Each piece of temperature-maintaining cloth includes a plurality of reference points 391 on each of two lateral sides thereof to allow easy sewing process. A bottom piece of temperature-maintaining cloth containing neoprene is sewn to the bottoms of the front and rear walls 311 and 312. A plurality of reference points 323 are provided along a perimeter of the bottom piece of temperature-maintaining cloth, and a plurality of corresponding reference points 392 are provided along the bottom ends of the front and rear walls 311 and 312 to allow easy sewing process. And the pockets 38 are formed by sewing a piece of cloth 382 to the body 31 of the bottle bag 3.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view illustrating a modified embodiment of the bottle bag 4 in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 9 is an exploded perspective view showing an example for making the bottle bag in FIG. 8.

In this embodiment, the body 31 of the bottle bag 4 comprises three compartments 35 for receiving three bottles 2. The bottom portion 32 of the bottle bag 4 comprises three substantially circular sections 321, with a neck section 322 formed between a pair of sections 322 adjacent to each other. A seam 34 is provided between and thus separates a pair of compartments 35 adjacent to each other.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view illustrating another modified embodiment of the bottle bag 5 in accordance with the present invention. In this embodiment, the body 31 of the bottle bag 5 comprises four compartments 35 for receiving four bottles 2. The bottom portion 32 of the bottle bag 5 comprises four substantially circular sections 321, with a neck section 322 formed between a pair of sections 322 adjacent to each other. A seam 34 is provided between and thus separates a pair of compartments 35 adjacent to each other.

FIG. 11 is an exploded perspective view showing an example for making the bottle bag 5 in FIG. 10. A front piece of temperature-maintaining cloth, an intermediate piece of temperature-maintaining cloth, and a rear piece of temperature-maintaining cloth are sewn together to from a first body 31 and a second body 31. The rear wall 312 of the first body 31 is engaged with (e.g., by sewing) the front wall 311 of the second body 31, forming the intermediate piece of temperature-maintaining cloth. The front piece of temperature-maintaining cloth forms the front wall 311 of the first body 31 whereas the rear piece of temperature-maintaining cloth forms the rear wall 312 of the second body 31. A bottom piece is sewn to a bottom of each body 31 to form the bottom portion 32, which is substantially the same as that of the first embodiment in FIGS. 3 through 7.

FIG. 12 is a perspective view illustrating a further modified embodiment of the bottle bag in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 13 is an exploded perspective view showing an example for making the bottle bag in FIG. 12. The bottom portion (bottom piece) 32 in FIGS. 8 and 9 is applied to each body 31 of the bottle bag in FIGS. 10 and 11.

FIG. 14 is a perspective view illustrating still another modified embodiment of the bottle bag in accordance with the present invention. In this embodiment, the bottom portion 32 is circular, and the bottle bag 3 can be used for only one bottle 2, as the bottle bag 3 includes only one compartment 35.

It is noted that the hook and loop fasteners 37 can be replaced with other releasably engaged fasteners or other means, such as cords, buttons, or slide fasteners. The temperature-maintaining cloth may also include titanium or other material for enhancing the temperature-improving effect.

Although specific embodiments have been illustrated and described, numerous modifications and variations are still possible without departing from the essence of the invention. The scope of the invention is limited by the accompanying claims.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/38, 383/10, 383/40, 383/117, 383/121, 383/110, 383/95
International ClassificationB65D30/04, B65D30/10, B65D30/22, B65D81/38, B65D33/00, B65D33/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/3879
European ClassificationB65D81/38K1