US 20110108550 A1
A zipper pouch—that can be of any size—featuring magnets that are embedded within the interior lining of the pouch. The polarity direction of each magnet is equal on the pouch, thereby facilitating the attachment of mating profile pouches. This synthesized magnetic polarity enables multiple connection configurations of mating profile pouches: the attachment of one mating profile pouch directly on top of another mating profile pouch, and the attachment of a mating profile pouch's upper panel to the lower panel of another mating pouch. The magnets are positioned to each upper and lower panel and equal in number and positioning per pouch; however, the total number of magnets per pouch can vary, depending upon the scale and weight capacity requirements of the pouch. The illustration shows the established mirror positioning of the magnets along the top and lower panels of the pouch. The upper magnets are adhered to and placed in-between the pouch's back interior lining and modesty fabric panel. The lower magnets are adhered to and placed in-between the pouch's lower front panel and modesty fabric panel. Each modesty fabric panel conceals the magnet from the pouch's interior view.
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The present invention relates to organizational storage (for travel, garment and grooming products) making it easier to meet each end-user's unique requirements.
Traditional storage bags and pouches used for travel and home (including garment, personal grooming product, cosmetics and jewelry bags) offered a wide variety of shapes, styles, and internal arrangements. In general these bags were distinctively designed for each article category's specifications, which resulted in a style that restricted the use, design, and storage capacity of the bag. This was found to be inconvenient and limiting for the user since it prevented the flexibility to customize and adapt the storage bag specifically for his or her intended usage and content type. The result was the user was often required to have several different types of storage bags to accommodate various articles for home and travel organization.
An additional inconvenience resulting from traditional organizer bags and pouches was the transference of contents from the user's home storage location into a bag or pouch suitable for transport. Therefore, it is an object of the invention that the home and travel organizational storage pouch remain equally as relevant and functional, regardless of the user's environment.
It is a primary object of the invention to provide a modular home and travel organizational storage system that will neatly carry and arrange articles of any size and shape through a simple pouch design that can be added to with as many mating profile pouches that the end-user requires, thus holding no restrictions on storage capacity.
The final object of the invention is to provide further modular functionality by enabling flat and hanging storage usage.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent upon reading the following detailed description and upon reference to the drawings. Throughout the drawings, like reference numerals refer to like parts of the invention.
It is the principle object of the present invention to provide an improved pouch for home and travel storage.
A further object is to provide a pouch that can be constructed in varying sizes and capacity without necessitating design or structure variations to deliver the distinguishing performance characteristics of the present invention.
A still further object is to provide a pouch that can adapt to the user's unique and variable storage capacity requirements for travel and home through providing integrated connection means within the pouch's infrastructure which enables multiple mating profile pouches to attach to one another, and therefore adding further storage for the user as required.
A final object is to provide such a storage pouch system that delivers multiple layout potential when mating profile pouches are attached. Such layouts are: vertical stack and hanging tiered suspension.
The above and other objects and advantages are attained in accordance with the present invention by providing a pouch having magnets affixed to the interior lining of the pouch's upper and lower panels. Due to the magnetic polarity of each magnet being equally directed, mating profile pouches can be attached to another mating profile pouch through the magnetic pull force. When all magnets from one pouch are directly positioned over a mating profile pouch, the multiple pouches layer over each other and securely connect. When the lower magnets of one pouch connects with the upper magnets of a mating profile pouch, the lower pouch suspends from the lower panel of the other pouch, thereby facilitating a hanging display of the pouches.
While the invention will be described in connection with a preferred embodiment, it will be understood that it is not intended to limit the invention to this embodiment. On the contrary, it is intended to cover all alternatives, modifications and equivalents as may be included within the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
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