Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2333643 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1943
Filing dateMay 12, 1939
Priority dateMay 12, 1939
Publication numberUS 2333643 A, US 2333643A, US-A-2333643, US2333643 A, US2333643A
InventorsDonnellan Myrtle L
Original AssigneeDonnellan Myrtle L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe container
US 2333643 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 9, 1943. M. L. DONNELLAN 2,333,643

SHOE CONTAINER Filed May 12, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 NVENTOR.

Nov. 9, 19 3. M. L. DONNELLAN SHOE CONTAINER Filed May 12. 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 W WWW.

Patented Nov. 9, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHOE CONTAINER Myrtle L. Donnellan, Chicago, Ill.

Application May 12, 1939, Serial No. 273,264

1 Claim.

This invention relates in general to shoe containers and more particularly to a flexible, transluscent, moisture-proof container for a pair of shoes, adapted to prevent the shoes from coming in contact with each other.

The ordinary type shoe container does not permit the user to observe the type or kind of shoes without opening the container. Furthermore, the shoes are ordinarily placed in a single bag which permits the shoes to come in contact with each other.

These objections are overcome in the present invention by providing a dual container equipped with a single Hookless fastener closure.

A further object provides for a container made from flexible and transparent rubber, oiled silk, or Cellophane, which provides reasonable visibility of the shoes when placed within the container and also protects the shoes from dust and moisture.

Another object of the invention provides a construction whereby the shoes in the container may be conveniently suspended on an ordinary type shoe rack.

A further object provides a construction whereby the two members of the container may be folded, which provides for storage in a minimum amount of space.

Referring to the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the complete container containing a pair of shoes.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation showing the container and shoes suspended on a conventional shoe rack.

Fig. 3 is a front sectional view of the container taken through line w-b- Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a development of the top two ends and the two external sides of .the container.

Fig. 5 is a development of the two bottoms and the internal sides of the container including the upper section joining the two containers.

Referring to Fig. 1 of the drawings, containers 1 and 2 are two separate compartments, each compartment comprising a complete enclosure for each shoe, R and L respectively. A "Hookless fastener 3 provides access to both compartments.

Fig. 2 shows a side view of shoes within the container suspended on two horizontal bars 4 and 5, which represent an ordinary shoe rack.

Since transparent or transluscent materia such as rubber, oiled silk or Cellophane is used in the construction of the container, the color and character of the shoes may be noted without opening the container.

Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the container taken through line aF-b, Fig. 2, and shows the eneral construction, including the web member 6 directly beneath the Hookless fastener closure. Thus, is may be seen upon opening the Hookless fastener, a shoe may be inserted in each compartment.

The side walls 1 and 8 prevent the shoes from coming in contact with each other. When it is desired to pack the shoes in a relatively small space, the shoes may be placed in reverse positions, as shown in Fig. 3, and the containers I and 2 folded along the closure 3 and web 6, thus nesting the two shoes together in a minimum amount of space.

Fig. 4 is a development of the upper part of the container showing the front and rear sections 9-9, Ill-40, the top l2-l2 and the sides Iii-l3.

Fig. 5 shows the bottom members l4--l4, the internal sides I and 8 and web 6.

, It is obvious that when the material is folded, as shown by dotted lines in Figs. 4 and 5, and the edges either sewed or cemented together, the resulting enclosure is formed, best shown in Fig. 1.

Having described my invention, I claim:

A footwear casing having two normally adjacent rectangular containers comprising a lower flexible member formed to provide the bottoms and the two adjacent sides of both containers, including a bridging member between the upper edges of the two normally adjacent sides, an upper flexible member comprising the cover, the remaining sides and the ends of each aforesaid container, said upper member and lower member joined together to form the two said containers with an aperture between the cover and both containers along the aforesaid bridging member, said cover provided with a linear closure means positioned along the upper member substantially adjacent to the said bridging member, said containers adapted to prevent footwear in each container from con-' tacting each other and also adapted to conform in shape to the general contour of footwear contained therein.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2628013 *Jun 2, 1948Feb 10, 1953Clarence W VogtArticle for packaging materials
US2672263 *Aug 24, 1950Mar 16, 1954Frieda AlberSkate and shoe bag
US3403716 *Aug 16, 1966Oct 1, 1968Siris Prod Corp A JBag construction
US4453637 *Jan 10, 1983Jun 12, 1984General Refractories CompanyDouble compartment valve bag
US4821853 *Jun 10, 1987Apr 18, 1989Amity Leather Products Co.Travel bag with multiple compartments
US4966260 *Mar 15, 1989Oct 30, 1990Amity Leather Products Co.Travel bag with multiple compartments
US5193675 *May 15, 1992Mar 16, 1993E.S. Originals, Inc.Baby merchandise display package
US5590766 *Feb 22, 1995Jan 7, 1997Carnahan; GarnettTransparent shoe box
US6484889 *Mar 3, 2000Nov 26, 2002Bcny International, Inc.Shoe display support and associated method
US6951277 *Apr 24, 2002Oct 4, 2005Michel MeynardShoe box divider
US7222745 *Dec 23, 2003May 29, 2007Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Plastic boxes and methods for making same
US7597193Jul 26, 2005Oct 6, 2009Michel MeynardShoe box divider
US8668082Sep 30, 2009Mar 11, 2014Nike, Inc.Flexible packaging
U.S. Classification383/38, 383/66, 206/278, 229/69
International ClassificationB65D30/00, B65D85/18
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/187, B65D31/00
European ClassificationB65D85/18S, B65D31/00