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Publication numberUS20080314777 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 12/199,630
Publication dateDec 25, 2008
Filing dateAug 27, 2008
Priority dateMar 6, 2007
Also published asCA2680163A1, EP2023770A1, EP2023770A4, US7690503, US20080217972, WO2008108883A1
Publication number12199630, 199630, US 2008/0314777 A1, US 2008/314777 A1, US 20080314777 A1, US 20080314777A1, US 2008314777 A1, US 2008314777A1, US-A1-20080314777, US-A1-2008314777, US2008/0314777A1, US2008/314777A1, US20080314777 A1, US20080314777A1, US2008314777 A1, US2008314777A1
InventorsDavid Neil Foster, Wayne Robert Blatchley, Vincent Anthony D'Alleva
Original AssigneeCosco Management, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Product display and carrying bag
US 20080314777 A1
Abstract
A product display and carrying bag configured to conform to a juvenile product. The product display and carrying bag includes a carrying handle and a media tag configured to be inserted into a card-receiver pocket provided on a transparent panel of the product display and carrying bag.
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1. A packaged juvenile vehicle seat comprising
a juvenile vehicle seat including a seat bottom and a seat back, and
a product display and carrying bag configured to include upper and lower chambers sized to substantially conform to exterior contours of the juvenile vehicle seat and to position the seat back of the juvenile vehicle seat in the upper chamber and the seat bottom of the juvenile vehicle seat in the lower chamber, wherein the product display and carrying bag is made of a transparent material to allow a consumer to view the juvenile vehicle seat while the juvenile vehicle seat is retained in the upper and lower chambers of the product display and carrying bag.
2. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 1, wherein the product display and carrying bag includes a front panel arranged to cover portions of the seat back and seat bottom, a first side panel coupled to the front panel, a second side panel coupled to the front panel and arranged to lie in spaced-apart relation to the first side panel to locate the seat bottom and seat back therebetween, a bottom flap, and a fastener coupled to lower perimeter edges of the bottom flap and to the first side, front, and second side panels and configured to releasably mate the bottom flap to each of the first side, front, and second side panels to close a bottom aperture opening into the lower chamber when the juvenile vehicle seat occupies the lower and upper chambers to retain the juvenile vehicle seat in the lower and upper chambers of the product display and carrying bag.
3. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 2, wherein the product display and carrying bag further includes a rear panel arranged to cover rear portions of the seat back and seat bottom and coupled to rear perimeter edges of the first side, front, and second side panels, and the bottom flap is appended to the rear panel along a fold line extending between the first and second side panels to tether the bottom flap to the rear panel in response to operation of the fastener to unmate the bottom flap from each of the first side, front, and second side panels to open the bottom aperture so as to facilitate removal of the juvenile vehicle seat from the product display and carrying bag through the bottom aperture.
4. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 3, wherein the bottom flap and the rear panel form a monolithic sheet.
5. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 3, wherein the fastener is a zipper mechanism including an inside zipper track coupled to the lower perimeter edges of the first side, front, and second side panels, an outside zipper track coupled to the lower perimeter edges of the bottom flap, and a sliding piece mating with the inside and outside zipper tracks to provide means for closing the bottom aperture opening into the lower chamber by drawing together teeth included in each of the inner and outer zipper tracks to releasably couple the bottom flap to each of the first side, front, and second side panels.
6. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 2, wherein the front panel is coupled to the first side panel along a first seam, the front panel is coupled to the second side panel along a second seam, and each of the first and second seams is serpentine shaped.
7. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 6, wherein the fastener is a zipper mechanism including an inside zipper track coupled to a lower perimeter edge of the first side, front, and second side panels, an outside zipper track coupled to the perimeter edges of the bottom flap, and a sliding piece mating with the inside and outside zipper tracks to provide means for closing the bottom aperture opening into the lower chamber by drawing together teeth included in each of the inner and outer zipper trades to releasably couple the bottom flap to each of the first side, front, and second side panels.
8. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 2, wherein the product display and carrying bag further includes a rear panel arranged to cover rear portions of the seat back and seat bottom and is coupled to rear perimeter edges of the first and second side panels and wherein the bottom flap and rear panel form a monolithic sheet.
9. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 2, wherein the juvenile vehicle seat includes an upwardly facing child-receiving surface on the seat bottom, a forwardly facing child-receiving surface on the seat back, a first side portion arranged to extend upwardly from the upwardly facing child-receiving surface and forwardly from the forwardly facing child-receiving surface, and a second side portion arranged to lie in spaced-apart relation to the first side portion and to extend upwardly from the upwardly facing child-receiving surface and forwardly from the forwardly facing child-receiving surface, and wherein the front panel includes a first upright panel section lying alongside and in substantially conforming relation to the first side portion, a second upright panel section lying alongside and in substantially conforming relation to the second side portion, a third upright panel section interconnecting the first and second upright panel sections and lying alongside and in substantially conforming relation to the forwardly facing child-receiving surface, and a bottom panel section interconnecting the first, second, and third upright panel sections and lying alongside and in substantially conforming relation to the upwardly facing child-receiving surface of the seat bottom.
10. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 9, wherein the front panel is coupled to the first side panel along a first seam, the front panel is coupled to the second side panel along a second seam, and each of the first and second seams is serpentine shaped, and wherein the first seam is located at a junction between the first side panel and the first upright panel section of the front panel and the second seam is located at a junction between the second side panel and the second upright panel section of the front panel.
11. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 10, wherein the first side portion of the juvenile vehicle seat is formed to include an upwardly opening first notch and a concave portion of the serpentine-shaped first seam is arranged to extend downwardly into the upwardly opening first notch and the second side portion of the juvenile vehicle seat is formed to include an upwardly opening second notch and a concave portion of the serpentine shaped second seam is arranged to extend downwardly into the upwardly opening second notch.
12. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 9, wherein the front panel further includes a fourth upright panel section interconnecting the first and second side portions and depending from a forward edge of the bottom panel section and lying alongside and in substantially conforming relation to a forwardly facing surface of the seat bottom.
13. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 12, further comprising an interior panel located in the lower chamber of the product display and carrying bag, the interior panel being coupled to the fourth upright panel section of the front panel to form a tag-receiving pocket therebetween, and a media tag located in the tag-receiving pocket and arranged to be visible to a consumer through a transparent portion of the fourth upright panel section of the front panel.
14. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 1, wherein the product display and carrying bag includes a top shell formed to include the lower and upper chambers and a bottom aperture opening into the lower chamber and a bottom flap coupled to the top shell for movement between an opened position opening the bottom aperture to allow movement of the juvenile vehicle seat into and out of the lower and upper chambers formed in the product display and carrying bag and a closed position closing the bottom aperture to retain the juvenile vehicle seat in the lower and upper chambers formed in the product display and carrying bag.
15. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 14, wherein the top shell includes a front panel arranged to cover top portions of the seat back and bottom, a rear panel arranged to cover rear portions of the seat back and bottom, a first side panel coupled to the front and rear panels, and a second side panel arranged to lie in spaced-apart relation to the first side panel and coupled to the front and rear panels, and perimeter edges of the first side, front, and second side panels cooperate to form a boundary of the bottom aperture.
16. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 15, wherein the bottom flap and the rear panel form a monolithic sheet.
17. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 15, wherein the front panel is coupled to the first side panel along a first seam, the front panel is coupled to the second side panel along a second seam, and each of the first and second seams is serpentine shaped.
18. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 15, wherein the product display and carrying bag further includes a fastener coupled to perimeter edges of the bottom flap and the first side, front, and second side panels of the top shell and configured to releasably mate the bottom flap to the top shell to establish the closed position of the bottom flap.
19. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 18, wherein the fastener is a zipper mechanism including an inside zipper track coupled to the perimeter edges of the first side, front, and second side panels, an outside zipper track coupled to the perimeter edges of the bottom flap, and a sliding piece mating with the inside and outside zipper tracks to provide means for closing the bottom aperture by drawing together teeth included in each of the inner and outer zipper tracks to releasably couple the bottom flap to each of the first side, front, and second side panels.
20. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 14, wherein the product display and carrying bag further includes a fastener coupled to the top shell and to the bottom flap and configured to releasably mate the bottom flap to the top shell to close the bottom aperture so that the juvenile vehicle seat is retained in the lower and upper chambers of the product display and carrying bag.
21. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 20, wherein the fastener includes a first fastener member coupled to the top shell and a companion second fastener member coupled to the bottom flap.
22. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 20, wherein the fastener is a zipper mechanism and the zipper mechanism includes an inside zipper track coupled to the top shell, an outside zipper track coupled to the bottom flap, and a sliding piece mating with the inside and outside zipper tracks to provide means for closing the bottom aperture by drawing together teeth included in each of the inner and outer zipper tracks to releasably couple the bottom flap to the top shell.
23. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 1, further comprising an interior panel coupled to the product display and carrying bag to form a tag-receiving pocket therebetween and a media tag located in the tag-receiving pocket and arranged to be visible to a consumer through a transparent portion of the product display and carrying bag while the juvenile vehicle seat occupies the lower and upper chambers.
24. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 23, wherein the media tag includes a first message on a first side thereof and a second message on a second side thereof and the media tag is configured to be flipped over and inserted in the pocket to reveal one of the first and second message through the transparent portion of the product display and carrying bag.
25. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 23, wherein the interior panel is located in the lower chamber of the product display and carrying bag.
26. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 23, wherein the product display and carrying bag includes a front panel arranged to cover portions of the seat back and seat base and the interior panel is coupled to the front panel.
27. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 26, wherein the interior panel is located in the lower chamber of the product display and carrying bag.
28. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 26, wherein the media tag is located in the lower chamber and positioned to lie between the front panel and the seat bottom of the juvenile vehicle seat.
29. A packaged juvenile vehicle seat comprising
a juvenile vehicle seat including a seat bottom having an upwardly facing child-receiving surface, a seat back extending upwardly from the seat bottom and having a forwardly facing child-receiving surface, a first side portion arranged to lie on one side of the seat bottom and seat back and to extend upwardly from the upwardly facing child-receiving surface and forwardly from the forwardly facing child-receiving surface, and a second side portion arranged to lie on another side of the seat bottom and seat back to extend upwardly from the upwardly facing child-receiving surface, and
a product display and carrying bag made of a flexible and transparent material, the product display and carrying bag being configured to conform substantially to the seat bottom and seat back and to the first and second side portions of the juvenile vehicle seat.
30. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 29, wherein the product display and carrying bag includes a shell formed to include an interior region containing the juvenile vehicle seat and an aperture opening into the interior region and a flap coupled to the shell for movement between a closed position closing the aperture to retain the juvenile vehicle seat in the interior region and an opened position opening the aperture to allow movement of the juvenile vehicle seat into and out of the interior region through the aperture formed in the shell.
31. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 30, wherein the flap is arranged to underlie the seat bottom.
32. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 31, wherein the shell includes a rear panel arranged to lie alongside and in substantially conforming relation to a rearwardly facing surface of the seat back facing away from the seat bottom and the flap is coupled to the rear panel along a fold line to tether the flap to the rear panel of the shell in the opened and closed positions of the flap.
33. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 32, wherein the product display and carrying bag further includes a fastener coupled to the shell and to the flap and configured to releasably mate the flap to the shell upon movement of the flap to the closed position to retain the juvenile vehicle seat in the interior region of the shell.
34. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 30, wherein the product display and carrying bag further includes a fastener coupled to the shell and to the flap and configured to releasably mate the flap to the shell upon movement of the flap to the closed position to retain the juvenile vehicle seat in the interior region of the shell.
35. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 30, wherein the fastener is a zipper mechanism including an inside zipper track coupled to the shell, an outside zipper track coupled to the flap, and a sliding piece mating with the inside and outside zipper tracks to provide means for retaining the flap in the closed position by drawing together teeth included in each of the inner and outer zipper tracks.
36. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 29, wherein the product display and carrying bag includes a front panel arranged to cover portions of the seat back and bottom, a first side panel arranged to lie on one side of the seat back and bottom and coupled to the front panel along a first seam, and a second side panel arranged to lie on another side of the seat back and seat bottom and coupled to the front panel along a second seam, and each of the first and second seams has a serpentine shape.
37. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 36, wherein the first side portion of the juvenile vehicle seat is formed to include an upwardly opening first notch and a concave portion of the first seam is arranged to extend downwardly into the upwardly opening first notch and the second side portion of the juvenile vehicle seat is formed to include an upwardly opening second notch and a concave portion of the second seam is arranged to extend downwardly into the upwardly opening second notch.
38. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 29, further comprising an interior panel coupled to the product display and carrying bag to form a tag-receiving pocket therebetween and a media tag located in the tag-receiving pocket and arranged to be visible to a consumer through a transparent portion of the product display and carrying bag while the juvenile vehicle seat occupies an interior region of the product display and carrying bag.
39. The packaged juvenile vehicle seat of claim 30, wherein the interior panel is located in the interior region of the product display and carrying bag.
40. A packaged juvenile vehicle seat comprising:
a juvenile vehicle seat including a seat bottom, a seat back extending upwardly from the seat bottom, a notched first side portion formed to include an upwardly opening first notch and arranged to lie on a first side of the seat bottom and seat back, and a notched second side portion formed to include an upwardly opening second notch and arranged to lie in spaced-apart relation to the first side portion on a second side of the seat bottom and seat back, the first side portion including a first armrest portion and a first headrest portion located in spaced-apart relation to the first armrest portion to locate the upwardly facing first notch therebetween, the second side portion including a second armrest portion and a second headrest portion located in spaced-apart relation to the second armrest portion to locate the upwardly facing second notch therebetween, and
a product display and carrying bag formed to include an interior region containing the juvenile vehicle seat and made of a flexible and transparent material to conform substantially to the seat bottom and seat back and notched first and second side portions of the juvenile vehicle seat contained in the interior region of the product display and carrying bag, the product display and carrying bag including a front panel arranged to cover portions of the seat bottom and seat back, a first side panel arranged to lie on the first side of the seat bottom and seat back and coupled to the front panel along a serpentine-shaped first seam configured to conform substantially to an exterior shape of the notched first side portion of the juvenile vehicle seat, and a second side panel arranged to lie on the second side of the seat bottom and seat back and coupled to the front panel along a serpentine-shaped second seam configured to conform substantially to an exterior shape of the notched second side portion of the juvenile vehicle seat to provide an ergonomically balanced position of the juvenile vehicle seat in the interior region of the product display and carrying bag when a consumer carries the juvenile vehicle seat to cause a portion of the consumer's body to extend into the first and second notches to locate portions of the serpentine-shaped first and second seams of the product display and carry bag between the portion of the consumer's body and the juvenile vehicle seat.
41. A juvenile vehicle seat and carrier combination comprising
a juvenile vehicle seat including
a seat bottom having an upwardly facing child-receiving surface,
a seat back having a forwardly facing child-receiving surface,
a first side portion arranged to extend upwardly from the upwardly facing child-receiving surface and forwardly from the forwardly facing child-receiving surface,
a second side portion arranged to lie in spaced-apart relation to the first side portion and to extend upwardly from the upwardly facing child-receiving surface and forwardly from the forwardly facing child-receiving surface, and
a base portion, and
means for displaying the juvenile vehicle seat and for carrying the juvenile vehicle seat, the means being ergonomically balanced and cradled about a portion of a user's body thereby providing a space-saving and stable carrying position.
42. A juvenile vehicle seat and carrier comprising
a juvenile vehicle seat including
a seat bottom having an upwardly facing child-receiving surface,
a seat back having a forwardly facing child-receiving surface,
a first side portion arranged to extend upwardly from the upwardly facing child-receiving surface and forwardly from the forwardly facing child-receiving surface,
a second side portion arranged to lie in spaced-apart relation to the first side portion and to extend upwardly from the upwardly facing child-receiving surface and forwardly from the forwardly facing child-receiving surface, and
a base portion, and
a carrier configured to contain and display the juvenile vehicle seat, the carrier including a handle configured and located to ergonomically carry the juvenile vehicle seat such that it is balanced and is cradled about a portion of a user's body to provide a space-saving balanced and stable carrying position.
Description

This application is a Continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/849,873, filed Sep. 4, 2007, and claims priority under 35 U.S.C. § 119(e) to U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 60/893,321, filed Mar. 6, 2007. Both of the above-noted Applications are expressly incorporated by reference herein.

BACKGROUND

The present disclosure relates to product display and carrying bags. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to product display and carrying bags for juvenile products.

SUMMARY

In accordance with the present disclosure, a product display and carrying bag is configured to include upper and lower chambers sized to conform to, for example, a juvenile product such as a juvenile vehicle seat. In an illustrative embodiment, the bag includes a carrying handle coupled to a panel of the bag and further includes a media tag configured to be inserted into a card-receiver pocket provided on a transparent panel of the bag.

In an illustrative embodiment, the media tag includes a first message on one side of the media tag and a second message on the other side. The media tag is configured to be “flipped over” and inserted into the card-receiver pocket to reveal either the first or second message.

In an illustrative embodiment, the handle is located on a side panel of the bag in a location such that a user carrying the bag that includes the juvenile seat is able to cradle a notched part of the bag around the user's leg to provide an ergonomically comfortable and space-saving carrying position.

Additional features of the present disclosure will become apparent to those skilled in the art upon consideration of the following detailed description of illustrative embodiments exemplifying the best mode of carrying out the disclosure as presently perceived.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The detailed description particularly refers to the following figures in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a product display and carrying bag in accordance with the present disclosure, and showing formation of the bag to include upper and lower chambers sized to conform to the configuration of a juvenile vehicle seat and configured to be placed over and contain the seat, and further showing a carrying handle included in the bag and coupled to a side panel of the bag and a media tag configured to be inserted into a card-receiver pocket provided on a transparent front panel of the bag;

FIGS. 2 a-2 c are enlarged perspective views of the media tag of FIG. 1 showing the media tag having a first message on one side of the media tag and a second message on the other side, the media tag being configured to be “flipped over” and inserted into the card-receiver pocket on the product display and carrying bag to reveal either the first or second message;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the bag of FIG. 1 showing a juvenile vehicle seat contained in the transparent bag and further showing the media tag of FIGS. 2 a-c inserted into the card-receiver pocket provided on the transparent front panel of the tag to reveal one of the messages;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 4-4 of FIG. 3 showing the card-receiver pocket on the transparent front panel and the media tag inserted therein and further showing a bottom portion of the seat situated in a lower chamber of the bag and a zipper located in a partly closed position;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged perspective view of a portion of the transparent front panel of FIG. 1 showing provision of different messages on opposing surfaces of the media tag and further showing the configuration of the media tag to be turned around, as suggested by the broken-line arrows, and inserted into the card-receiver pocket, as suggested by the solid-line arrows;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a user carrying the bag and showing the handle being located on the side panel in a location such that the user is able to cradle a notched part of the bag around the user's leg to provide an ergonomically comfortable and space-saving carrying position to minimize a part of the bag that extends beyond the side of the user's leg;

FIG. 7 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken along line 7-7 of FIG. 6 showing the user's leg nestled in the notched part of the bag and further showing the space-saving configuration created by the handle placement on the side panel;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of another embodiment of a product display and carrying bag, in accordance with the present disclosure, showing the handle located on a rear panel of the bag; and

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of yet another embodiment of a product display and carrying bag, in accordance with the present disclosure, showing the handle located on a front panel of the bag.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

In general terms and referring particularly to FIGS. 1-3, the present disclosure relates to a product display and carrying bag 10 having upper and lower chambers 12, 14, respectively. Upper chamber 12 includes a rear area 13 and lower chamber 14 includes a bottom area 15. Upper and lower chambers 12, 14 are sized to conform to the configuration of, for example, a juvenile vehicle seat 16 and configured to be placed over and contain seat 16, as shown in FIG. 3. Together, bag 10 and seat 16 form a package P as shown in FIG. 3 and suggested in FIGS. 6 and 7. Seat 16 includes a back portion 16A, a base portion 16B, upper side portion 16C, lower side portion 16D, bottom portion 16E and front portion 16F.

Bag 10 further includes a carrying handle 18 coupled to, for example, one of two side panels 20 of the bag 10, the coupled handle 18 providing a means for lifting the package P such that when a user 50 picks up the package P, the package P is ergonomically balanced in the user's hand as shown in FIG. 6. In addition, when a user 50 lifts the package P, a portion of the package is cradled about the user's leg 54 located immediately adjacent to the package P, thereby providing a space-saving carrying position to minimize a space S occupied by a portion P of the package extending beyond the user's leg 54, as shown in FIG. 7.

Bag 10 also includes a media card or tag 22 configured to be inserted into a card-receiver pocket 24 provided on a front panel 26 of the bag 10. Front panel 26 includes a plurality of seams 11 that help to shape the front panel 26 such that when the juvenile seat 16 is contained in bag 10, front panel 26 essentially conforms to front portion 16F of seat 16. All or a portion of front panel 26 may be transparent, as, for example, transparent front section 26T. The remainder of front panel 26 may also be transparent.

Media tag 22 includes a first message 28 on a first side 30 of media tag 22 and a second message 32 on a second side 34 of media tag 22. Media tag 22 is configured to be “flipped over” and inserted into card-receiver pocket 24 to reveal either the first or second message 28, 32, as suggested in FIGS. 1-3.

As shown in FIG. 3, seat 16 is contained within bag 10, which bag 10 is shown as being essentially completely transparent but which could have portions or panels that are not transparent (not shown).

As further shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, bag 10 includes a flap 38 that, in an opened position as shown in FIG. 1, extends downwardly from lower chamber 14 and in a closed position, as shown in FIG. 3, is coupled to lower chamber 14 by a zipper mechanism 40 configured to close flap 38 around lower chamber 14 and contain seat 16 in bag 10 in a use position.

As shown in FIG. 4, media tag 22 is resting in card-receiver pocket 24 at a slight inward-facing angle relative to bottom area 42 and tilted toward a bottom portion 16E of seat 16. It is within the scope of the present disclosure that media tag 22 may rest essentially perpendicular to bottom area 42 or at an angle that is more than the slight inward-facing angle shown. As suggested in FIG. 3 and shown in FIG. 4, media tag 22 is inserted in card-receiver pocket 24 formed on an interior surface 26A of transparent front section 26T. As further shown in FIG. 4, bottom portion 16E of seat 16 is situated in lower chamber 14. Zipper mechanism 40, which is configured to close a flap 38 around a bottom area 42 of lower chamber 14 to help contain seat 16 in bag 10, is shown in a partly closed position, as evidenced by zipper tab 40A being located approximately midway along bottom area 42. Bottom area 42 of lower chamber 14 is defined to include lower edge 44 that includes a tooth portion 14A of lower chamber 14 designed to mate with a tooth portion 38A on flap 38.

As shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, card-receiver pocket 24 is defined by interior surface 26A of transparent front section 26T and an interior panel 27 of card-receiver pocket 24. Card-receiver pocket 24 may be formed integrally with transparent front section 26T or interior panel 27 may be coupled to transparent front section 26T to form card-receiver pocket 24. Interior panel 27 is sized such that a sufficient space 29 is provided between an upper portion 10A of bag 10 and an upper portion 27A of interior panel 27 to permit media tag 22 to be inserted into and removed from card-receiver pocket 24. Interior panel 27 is formed or coupled to transparent front section 26T in such a manner that an opening 31 is sufficient to receive and retain media tag 22 in card-receiver pocket 24.

As shown in FIG. 5, different messages may be placed on opposing surfaces 46, 48 of media tag 22. For example, first surface 46 includes an advertisement for seat 16 to be displayed in card-receiver pocket 24 when bag 10 containing seat 16 is on display in a retail store. Second surface 48 includes, for example, the name and address of a purchaser/user of seat 16 when the user is traveling, for instance, by train or plane and the bag 10/seat 16 combination is being checked as luggage or carried on the train or plane. To accommodate these different uses, media tag 22, as shown in FIG. 5, is configured to be turned around, as suggested by the broken-line arrows, and inserted into card-receiver pocket 24, as suggested by the solid-line arrows.

As shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, the means for lifting package P includes carrying handle 18 located on side panel 20 and coupled at a first end 18A to a portion of upper chamber 12 of bag 10 overlying upper side portion 16C and coupled at a second end 18B to a portion of lower chamber 14 overlying lower side portion 16D. Handle 18 further includes a grip or gripping portion 18C interconnecting and located between the first and second ends 18A, 18B. Handle 18 includes a longitudinal axis L bisecting the first end 18A, grip portion 18C and second end 18B. Longitudinal axis L lies a plane substantially parallel to a direction of travel D and lies in a vertical plane intersecting vertical planes of a bottom area 15 of lower chamber 14 and a rear area 13 of upper chamber 12. First end 18A of handle 18 overlies upper chamber 12 and is coupled to a first of the side panels 20 and second end 18B of handle 18 overlies lower chamber 14 and is also coupled to the first of the side panels 20.

Handle 18 is coupled to and located on one of the side panels 20 in such a manner and configuration that a user 50, when lifting the package P, is able to cradle a notched part 52 of package P around the user's leg 54 to provide an ergonomically, balanced, comfortable and space-saving carrying position to minimize a distance or space S that a portion P1 of package P extends beyond a side 50A of user's leg 54. Back portion 16A, base portion 16B, upper chamber 12 and lower chamber 14 cooperate to form notched part 52 at an intersection T of back portion 16A and base portion 16B of seat 16, and handle 18 lies essentially adjacent to the notched part 52. For example, as shown in FIG. 7, handle 18 is located such that approximately 6″ of space is saved, from an over-all width of approximately 27″, enabling user 50 to walk, for example, in travel direction D in which the user is facing, more comfortably and safely, for example, down the aisles of stores and/or the aisles of trains or planes.

In another embodiment, as shown in FIG. 8, product display and carrying bag 110 includes a handle 118 located on a rear panel 56 of bag 110. Similarly to bag 10, bag 110 is sized to conform to the configuration of a juvenile product and to be placed over and contain the juvenile product, such as seat 16. Bag 110 also includes card-receiver pocket 24, media tag 22 and other features included in to the embodiment of bag 10, as shown in FIGS. 1-7, except for handle 118.

In yet another embodiment, as shown in FIG. 9, product display and carrying bag 210 conforms to and contains seat 16. Bag 210 includes a handle 218 located on a center portion 58 of front panel 26 of bag 210. Bag 210 also includes card-receiver pocket 24, media tag 22 and other features included in the embodiment of bag 10, as shown in FIGS. 1-7, except for handle 218.

It is within the scope of the present disclosure that handle 18 may be located on the opposite side panel 20 to the side panel 20 shown in FIG. 1 or handle 18 may be located in both side panels 20.

It is within the scope of the present disclosure that card-receiver pocket 24 may be provided at other locations on other transparent panels or on non-transparent panels of bags 10, 110 and 210.

It is within the scope of the present disclosure that juvenile vehicle seat 16 is configured to be stackable or nestable upon an another juvenile vehicle seat 16 whether seat 16 is in a stand-alone status or contained inside bag 10. Such stackablity and nestability is useful to reduce shipping and storage requirements. In addition, the package P formed when juvenile vehicle seat 16 is contained in bags 10, 110, 210 allows for more convenient and less costly shipping from the manufacturer because a plurality of packages P may be nested and shipped in a single cardboard container. Consequently, the storage space required by the retailer is reduced. Shipping costs are reduced because less cardboard boxes are needed, less paper resources are consumed and smaller facilities are needed for storage space. The consumer in turn receives added value because the carrying bags 10, 110, 210 are reusable by the consumer for transport and storage. Moreover, the transparent portions of carrying bags 10, 110, 210 allow consumers to view their purchases before payment.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/223, 206/459.5
International ClassificationB65D71/00, B65D85/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F2023/005, A45C11/00, G09F23/00, G09F3/20, A45F5/00
European ClassificationA45C11/00, G09F3/20, G09F23/00