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Publication numberUS2105319 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1938
Filing dateNov 18, 1933
Priority dateNov 18, 1933
Publication numberUS 2105319 A, US 2105319A, US-A-2105319, US2105319 A, US2105319A
InventorsCharles L Hedden, Nicholas Cherkasoff
Original AssigneeCharles L Hedden, Nicholas Cherkasoff
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Jan. 11, 1938.

Fild Nov. 18. 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTo s CHARLES L. HL-'DDE NICHOLIS CHERKASFF Firmwares. 11, lass Charles L.

Hadden, Newark, N. J., and Nicholas Cherkaeo, New York, N. Y.

Application November 1851933, serial No. 698,568

K 10 Claims. Special objects of this invention are to provide a bag of general utility and adapted for a variety of uses, as for examplaa brief case, a traveling case, a package carrier. knapsack, pillow structure and the like; which can be'radily converted from one use'to anothenwhich will be accessible, convenient .and practical and which will be light, strong and durable.

Other objects and the novel i struction, combinations and relations of parts by which the same are attained will appear in the course of the following specication.

In the drawings accompanying and forming part of the specification, a practical embodiment of the invention is illustrated and a number of the various uses of the invention are indicated, but it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the particular form illustrated and that various modifications andchanges may be made all within the true intent and broad scope ofthe invention.y

l, Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating an embodlment of the invention as in use as a brief case or traveling case.

Figs. 2 and 3 are plan views of opposite sides ofy theb'ag; fully opened up. Fig. 4 is an venlarged vertical sectional view as on substantially the plane of line --d oi Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is a broken further enlargement as on substantially the same plane.

Fig. 6 is a broken sectional detail of the handle structure substantially as on line 6 6, Fig. fi.

Fig. 1 is a cross-sectional detail as on line 1--1 mediate compartment 22 and to the pocket 2l in of Fig. 6.

Figs. 8 to 14 inclusive are illustrations oi various diierent uses of the bag. Y

As particularly shownin Figs. 1 to 4, the bag consists'of two main parts l5, i8, oi substan- `tlallytlie samesize and shape foldable along an intermediatehinge' line I'l, to bring the edges of the two'parts into juxtaposed relationfsaid parts carrying about their three exposed sides cooper` ating elements I8, oi' a fastener which'fcan be se cured or released by the slide la, g v i ture of curved notches enabling the Side Parts to open up entirely dat as in Figs. 2 and 3 and prcducingin the closed bag, Fig. 1, neatly'rounded corners about which the slide will operate freely. The companion side members form between them when closed as in Fig. 4, a central pocket 22,

features of.' con A the two dierent surfaces.

Fig. 1 may be considered as showing the bag ff made up with what is intended to be the outside, v'actually at the outside of the ca se. Opened up, these two parts will appear as in Fig. 2. The reverse or inside will then appear as in Fig. 3. This latter View, together with Fig. 4, shows how the members it, I6 have at the inner face of the same, the walls or partitions 23, l, attached thereto about the exposed edges but unattached on the lninging line l'l, leaving entrances at what is normally the top of the bag at 25, 26, to open pockets 2l, 28, of substantially the full dimensionsof each side part.

Access is provided direct to the side pocket it, in the illustration, by an opening 29, ln member it, adjacent and. parallel to the hinge line, closed by snap fastener elements 3D, under control oi? slide 3i. if desired, a similar slide fastener opening may be provided for the other side pocket, but such is usually-not considered necessary'in view of the fact that the slide fastener opening 29, provides access as well both to the main interthe'other side member. Y

When the article is used as a brief case or traveling bag, a handle and straps may beiprovided,

such as indicated at 32, 33, Fig. 1. To retain the straps 33, in properly positioned encircling relation, a strap 3d is shown secured at points 35, to

provide guide loops 36, for straps 33. The intermediate part of strap 34, between the guide loops 36, may be left free as indicated, so that this 1onger intermediate length may be looped over the handle 32, as in Fig. 12, when it is desired to carry the article in a. doubled or' partly rolled condition.

The handle 32 is shown as having buckles or readily releasable end loops il, which can be readily held to or released from the loops or rings Mi, fastened to the bag top.v

Fastening of the handle loops is illustrated particularly in Figs-6 and '7, where it will be seen that the anchorage consists of a strap 39, secured on the outside of the bag top by stitching 0r like fastening dll, and extending from this tit) , sulicient to point of attachment .tiene the a distance loop fil, ior carrying gh ring 383 and through strap 3S, and eyelet or oper back at to 1 .e fastening fili, thence toward the hand at f, and doubled back at t5, to the originel point of attachment, the last two layers forming with the first inside layer dil, a, pocket 4d, substantially longitudinal of the hinge line. This pocket me crisi, shown perticularly in Fig. 7, may be stitched or otherwise secured along the longitudinal edges at 6l, to close the sides of the pocket. The purpose ci this pocket structure is to receive the end of a handle reinforcement strip d8, which will er end along the center of the bag at the inside, to hold the handle loops spread apart and give the bag the desired 'y backbone for carrying purposes. This reinforcement may be a spring steel strip adapted to readily have its ends sprung into or out of engagement with the holding pockets.

One o1 both ci the side pockets may carry or have formed with it a cushion, adapting the article to be used as a pillow or the like. in Fig. 5,

the cushion is shown as a built-in part of the side pocket inside member it, formed by the extra wall or thickness tta, sealed to the pocket.

' making it stable enough for a back rest. The

surrounding straps may be adjusted to vary the The opening up of the device into dat form es shown in Figs. 2 and 3, enables miscellaneous articles, such as papers, books, clothing, etc., to'

be arranged in desired order on one side member, after which the other side member may be folded over the top of the articles and the bag closed by simply pulling the slide around the three exposed edges of the two members. Prior to such closure, articles such as papers or the like, may have beenislipped into the two side pockets 2l and 28; If access is desired to these side pockets without entirely opening up the beg, this may be had by simply operating the slide ti, giving access` to the three interior pockets or chambers along a line parallel and close to the hinge line or top of the bag. li desired, the bag may be carried in reverse relation with the two side pockets 21, 2t, at the outside and fully accessible and with articles, or not contained within the in tei-mediate pocket between the side members. This intermediate pocket caribe reached at such time by simply operating the slide idand this may -be operated only part Way, providing access for instance, only through one end of the bag through such intermediate compartment. A

Fig. 8 illustrates use of the bag as a knapsack showing the straps iii each connected at the top with a handle loop 3d and brought around under one arm to .a strap loop 36. This provides a convenient comfortable way to carry the bag and to the inside cf the bag and"- messie leaves the pull slide 'i9 accessible to open one end of the bag andthe pull slide 3i accessible to open thebag at the top, all without removing it from the shoulders.

in Fig. 9, the bag is shown opened by slide I9, onlyV along one end of the same and with one of the encircling straps 33, slackened sufficiently to serve as a. double handle for employing the device as a market bag or the like.

Fig. 10 shows the two parts of the bag thrown over the back of a chair to serve as a head cushion, shoulder cushion or the like. With the parts reversed as in Fig. 14, the open pockets are exposed to receive packages and the like, the bag in this view being shown hung over a lap robe rail Sli.

Fig. 1l illustrates the use of the bag for sleeping or resting purposes, it being indicated opened out as in Fig. 2 and having connected therewith a blanket, cape or like member 5i, having a short straps 53, at the head of the same passed through the strap loops. 38 and caught by snap fasteners 53, or the like. For camping and like purposes, this blanket cape or bed foundation may be of a size end character' to be carried in the bag when unclipped therefrom and it may be slit in the center as shown at 54, for separate use as a poncho or the like. Cooperating snap fastener elements 55 are shown disposed in the corners of the same for fastening the edges together when used as a poncho, or possibly also when used as a blanket attached to the bag structure and suitable cords or fastenings may be provided on ltfoz. use as a cape or the like. l

The bag may be made of leather,- fabrlc or other'suitable materials and such materials may be water-proof and wear resisting to suit particular intended uses. The 'two main parts of the bag are in the nature vof substantially rectangular panels, Figs. 2 and 3, joined together along a hinging line, which becomes in effect the top of the bag. This hinging portion as shown in Fig. 2, may be. a continuous section of material extending across from one side panel to the other, so that 'the upper edge of the bag is smooth and unbroken beneath the carrying strep, Figi'l. The re-entrant notches 2|, at the joined together portions of the side panels, adjacent the opposite ends of the hinging line, facilitate the hlnging movements in both opening and closing directions. This is particularly true of the closing movement. for when the slider is pulled outward or longitudinally of the hinging line as indicated by the pull chain 66, of the slide in Fig. 3, the slide.' in drawing the divergent edges together, will exert a folding tendency on the panels, dependingin its effect on which way the panels have been started to fold, that is, with the open pockets outward as in Fig. 3, or with these pockets inward as in Fig. 2. The slide fastener opening 29, Fig. 1, is preferably long enough to give free access to all three compertinents within the bag and for that reason, may extend the greater part or substantially the full length of the bag, as illustrated. The intermediate handle portion 34 of the attached strap may be passed either over or beneath the carrying handle 32, to hold the structure in the roll formation, Fig. 12, either as a matter of carrying the bag in its rolled up relation or using it for example, to carry a roll of material within the same. The complete reversibility' of the bag enables it to beturned fully inside out and to be readily thoroughly cleaned and kept in sanitary condition by sunning and airing and anomalo in the' appearance of the bag and lengthened usefulness, because as the bag becomes worn on one side it may be reversed and used with the other side outermost.

. What is claimed is: l f

l. vA bag of the character disclosed, comprising side panels of substantially the same outline and foldable along an intermediate hinging line to bring them into juxtaposed relation, slide fastener elements extending about said panelsfrom opposite ends of said hinging line and a slider panels when folded together along the hinging cooperating therewith and shiftable from a position at one end of said hinging-line entirely about the rims of said panels to the opposite end of said hinging line to entirely connect the edges of said panels when folded together along the hinging line or to entirely disconnect said edges leaving said panels free to be spread out in attened relation, said panels being reversibly foldable on said intermediate hinging axis and thev slider being operable to secure the panels together in either of the relatively reversed relations ofthe panels, pockets on the opposing faces of said panels and of substantially the full areas of said panels, said pockets having entrance openings thereto substantially the full length of the panels and one ofthe panels having a slide l fastener opening substantially the full length of the same adjacent the hinging line for access to said pockets.

2. A bag of the character disclosed, comprising side panels of substantiallythe same outline and foldable along an intermediate hinging line to bring them into juxtaposed relation, slide fastener elements extending aboutA said panels from opposite ends of said hinging line and a slider cooperating therewith and shiftable from a position at one end of said hinging line entirely about the rims of said panels to the opposite end of said hinging line to entirely connect the edges of said panels when folded together along the hinging line or to entirely disconnect said edges leaving said panels free to be spread out in flattened relation, 4said vpanels having pockets therein at opposite sides of the hinging line and the panels being reversibly foldable to bring said pockets either inside or to the outside of the bag structure formed'by the edges of the panels being secured together and the the edges of said panels when folded together along the hinging line or to entirely disconnect said edges leaving said panels free to be spread out in flattened relation, a pocket in one of the panels and one of the panels having a slide y fastener 'closed opening adjacent said hingev line and substantially the full length of said panel, said slide fastener closed opening including a slider operating from either side of the panel and disposed to enable the pocket being reached from the outside no matter which way the bag is turned.

4. A bag of the character disclosed, comprising side panels of substantially the same outline and foldable along an intermediate hinging line to bring them into juxtaposed relation, slide fastener elements extending about said panels from lopposite ends of said hinging line and a slider cooperating therewith and shiftable from a position at one end of said hinging line entirely about the rims of said panels to the opposite end of said hinging line to entirely connect the edges of said line or to entirely disconnect said edges leaving said panels free to be spread out in flattened relation, said panels being reversely foldable in. opposite directions and the slide being operable to secure the panels together in either of the reversed relations of the panels, a detachable carrying handle and means enablingattachment of the same to the `bag structure along the hinging line aforesaid in one of the relatively reversed conditions of the bag.

5. A bag of the character disclosed, comprising side panels of substantially the same outline and foldable along an intermediate hinging line to bring them into juxtaposed relation, slide fastener elements extending about said panels from opposite ends of said hinging line and a slider cooperating therewith and shiftable from a position at one end of said hinging line entirely about the rims of said panels to the opposite end of said hinging line to entirely connect the edges of said panels when folded together along the hinging line or to entirely disconnect said edges leaving said panels free to be spread out in flattened relation, strap loops substantially on the hinging line, straps extending therethrough and encircling the panels and a carrying handle attachable to said strap loops, pockets adjoining said strap loops and a detachable reinforcement insertable in said pockets.

6. A bag suitable for carrying as a knapsack and provided with a slide fastener closure at one end and a slide fastenerl closure across the back of the same, said bag having loops at the upper edge and at the lower portion of the same and carrying straps engaged at opposite ends with said upper and said lower loops and thereby adapted to be passed over the shoulders and beneath the arms for carrying purposes, leaving both the end slide'iastening and the back slide fastening accessible for use without .removing the bag from said supported position on the shoulders.

'7. A bag for various uses and comprising generally rectangular side panels foldable together along an intermediate hinging line to bring the three exposed edges of the generally rectangular panels together, said exposed edges of the panels being entirely surrounded by cooperating slide fastener elements, a slide operable entirely about the three exposed edges of the two panels to secure them together in the folded relation or to release them and leave the panels in fiat outspread relation, such that they may be folded in either direction on the hinging line, said slide being operable with the panels folded in either direction on said hinging line, a pocket in one of said panels and one of said panels having an opening with a slide fastener therefor, positioned to enable access to said pocket when the panels are folded together with said pocket at the inside of the bag, independently of the slide fastener holding the panels together.

3. A'bag of the character. disclosed, comprising side panels foldable along an intermediate hing-ing line to bring them into juxtaposed relation, pockets on the faces ci said panels substantially the full area of the saine and having entrances adjacent the hinging line and substanv tiaily the full length of the panels, said panels lli being reversible along lthe hinging line aforesaid to place said full length pockets either at the inside or at the outside of the bag structure and a slide fastener closed opening in one of said panels and o substantiallr7 the full length of the same adjoining said hinging line for providing access to a pocket when the structure 'is folded v'with -the pocket at the inside of the bag.

9. A bag of the character disclosed, comprising side panels foldable along an intermediate' hinging line to bring them into juxtaposed relation, pockets on the faces oi said panels substantially the full area of the same and having entrances adjacent the hinging line and substantially-the full length ci the panels, said panels being reversible along the hinging line aforesaid to place said full length pockets either at the inside or at theoutside of the bag structure and a slide fastener closed opening in one of said panels and'of substantially the full length of the saine adjoining said hinging line for providing access to a pocket when the structurels folded with the pocket at ther-inside of thebag, a reinforcement pocket on the hinging line aforesaid, a carrying amaai handle and means providing detachable connection between said carrying handle and reinforcement pocket.

' 10. A bag of the character disclosed, comprising side panels of substantially the same outline and foldable along an intermediate connecting portion to bring them into juxtaposed relation, slide fastener elements extending about said panels from opposite ends of said intermediate connecting portion and a slider 'cooperating therewith and shiftable from a position at one end of said intermediate connecting portion entirely about the rims of said panels to the opposite end of said"intermediateconnecting portion to entirely connect the edges of said panels when folded together or to entirely disconnect said edges leaving said panels free to be spread out in relatively ilattened relation, vone of said panels having a pocket therein at one sidel of.v

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Classifications
U.S. Classification190/1, 190/901, 383/97, 383/4, 224/153, 383/7, 5/419, 383/40, 383/13
International ClassificationA45C9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C9/00, Y10S190/901
European ClassificationA45C9/00