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Publication numberUS2502486 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 4, 1950
Filing dateMay 4, 1948
Priority dateMay 4, 1948
Publication numberUS 2502486 A, US 2502486A, US-A-2502486, US2502486 A, US2502486A
InventorsSavrin Anna
Original AssigneeSavrin Anna
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Convertible traveling case
US 2502486 A
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April 4, 1950 A. SAVRIN CONVERTIBLE TRAVELING CASE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May 4, 1948 INVENTOR. AN/V14 SA l/R /N April 4, 1950 A. SAVRIN CONVERTIBLE TRAVELING CASE 2 Shgets-Sheet 2 Filed May I, 1948 INVENTOR.

A/V/VA 5A l/R/IV Patented Apr. 4, 1950 U Nl'l'E'D STATES A? BN1 F Fl C t A 2,502,486 7 v r CONVERTIBLE TRAVELING CASE I Anna Sav'rin', Lawrence, N. Y. ApplicationMay 4,.1948,. S'erial No. 25.019

1 cam. (o1. 224-6) bagand also to either take alonga bassinet or to'make sure that such-an article-isto be found at t-hepl'anned destination. Bassinets are difi'igcult, Well-nigh impossible to carry when traveling'by'lirain, bus; or aeroplane and in an automobile they occupy. space neededfor luggage.

A principal object of the invention is the provisi'orroi: a traveling case or bag-capableof carrying needed infants articles as well asothe'r items, which is convertible with. the utmost. dispatch into a bassinet. Another object is a convertible case or bag which can be inexpensively manufactured; atfurtlier objectcomprehends that'the: articl'e may be manufactured of. various types of suitable material.

The invention is capable of being carried on picnics, when traveling on trains, automobile, bus,

aeroplane or on the beach, andwhen engaged in visiting friends or family, or vacationing at hotels.

These and other objects will be readily understood as the description of the invention unfolds.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 illustrates the case in partially opened position, disclosing the ample space for carrying articles.

' Fig. 2 depicts the case in extended or open position, ready for use as a bassinet.

Fig. 3 shows the carrying case closed.

Fig. 4 is a detail of one corner of the case showing the cooperating elements.

In the drawings, by way of introduction, case 5 is constructed of relatively stiif fibreboard, leather or other suitable material, which may be lined with plastic material, quilting or similar material. Water or moisture resistant material is preferred, since the case is employed part of the time as a bassinet.

For the purpose of clarity of explanation, in order to best show the component parts of the invention, the description of the components and their relative location refers to the case as it is in open or extended position except where specifically mentioned otherwise.

As best depicted in Fig. 2, illustrating the case extended, the pattern of which the case is constructed comprises rectangular body portion 5, which forms the bottom and sides of the case in carrying or closed position Fig. 3and the bottom of the bassinet when open and extended. Attached by stitching or other methods to opposite sides of portion 6' and exte'nding vertically therefrom' are provided flaps'T and'8,alsoirectangular like andadapted to fold inwardly or outwardly of body portion 6, along hingelike folds 9'and 9f Also attached to opposite end's'anda'l'ong a por:

tion of the sides of body portion G are" U-shaped-.

members in and H. Thesemembersiare stitched" or otherwise secured in. verticalrelationship to. body portiont when the'case is opened to the position shown in Fig, 2. The oppositeextremi ties ofmembers H3 and l l. extend mover-lapping relationship to flaps l and8,.a nd said extremities are not stitched or otherwise attached to" body portion 6 at their lower edges; but extend free.

Button parts I2 and I3 of 'snapi fasteners" are" provided inwardly of the upper edges'ofthejoppcsite ends of member III, while" buttonpa'rt I4 isf afiixed inwardly of the upper edge of themedial portion of said member.

Button parts 15, it; are afli'xedof the upper. edges of the opposite ends of memberffl an'd" socket part i! located medially of said member but adjacent the lower edge; Also inwardly of parts l5 and i6 and at opposite sides of member I l are fixed button parts l8, I9, while at opposite lower outside corners are located socket parts 20, 2|.

At opposite upper corners and one lower corner of flap l are located socket parts 22, 23, 24 and similarly socket parts 25, 26, 21, are provided at opposite upper corners and one lower corner of flap 8.

stiffening elements, not shown, such as whalebone, may, if desired, be provided at or adjacent the upper edges of members l0 and H, but this is optional as a relatively stifi yet flexible material would not require such stiffening elements.

As shown in Fig. 2, the engaging parts of snap fastener parts, the sockets of the flap 1, '22 and 23, receive and engage the button parts l2 and I5 of members Ill and H, respectively; likewise the engaging pairs of snap fastener parts 25 and 26 of flap 8 likewise engage the cooperating button parts i3 and it of members Ill and II respectively. As shown in Fig. 2 members I!) and H, the flaps l and 8 form a wall-like structure around the bottom 6, thus to provide a bassinet adaptable to receive and hold an infant. Loops or handles 28, 29 are provided and these may be stitched at the meeting edges of bottom 6 and member Land bottom 5 and member H.

The closed position of my carrying case is well illustrated in Fig. 3 wherein socket parts 22, 24 of flap 1 receive and engage button parts l5 and 18 of member H; similarly socket parts 25, 21

of flap 8 engage the cooperating button parts l6, I9 of member I I. To fully close the case, after the contents have been packed, from the position of the case shown in Fig. 1, it is simply necessary to manipulate it so that member In encases the meeting outer-side of member ll. Button part [4 of member If is then snapped in socket part l1; button part 13 of member l snapped in socket part 2| of member ll; button part [2 of member [0 snapped in socket part 20 and the case is closed to a nicety.

But a few seconds are consumed in unsnapping the closed pairs of fasteners just described and re-engaging the pairs of fastener parts as described in connection with the open position shown in Fig. 2.

It is apparent that the carrying case is adapted to hold needed infants articles as well as articles such as the special foods required for the infant.

It fulfills a long needed demand for a carrying case devised especially for infants which will convert, in a few seconds time into a bassinet, thereby obviating the heretofore well-nigh impossible task of carrying a bassinet in addition to a bag when traveling with an infant. Traveling, vacationing, touring, visiting will be made a pleasure instead of a chore.

It should be noted that various types of materials may be employed and, for example, the use of flexible plastics would enable the base, U-shaped members and the flaps to be molded of one blank of material.

Furthermore, varying types of separable connections may be employed to achieve the same result, as by the use of snap fastener parts.

In its broader aspects my invention comprehends the employment not only of the means described, but of equivalent means for performing the recited functions. It is desired to reserve the right to effect such changes as may come 40 fairly within the scope of the appended claim.

I claim: A carrying case having handles convertible into a bassinet, said case includin when in extended position: a flexible base, a pair of flexible, upstanding U-shaped members attached to said base along the lower edges thereof, with the opposite extremities of said members unattached at their lower edges, spaced apart, and provided with separable fastening connections in the upper and lower corners of said extremities; one of said U-shaped members having parts of separable fastening connections inwardly of the upper edges of the opposite ends thereof, and outwardly at the bottom of the medial portion thereof; the other of said U-shaped member having a part of a separable fastening connection inwardly of the top of the medial portion thereof; a pair of relatively square upstanding flaps attached at their lower edges to the base having their opposite extremities extending in overlapping relationship to the opposite extremities of the U-shaped members and provided at their upper and lower corners with parts of separable fastening connections complemental to the first mentioned fastening connections of the U-shaped members; the base adapted to be flexed, one U-shaped member closed to enfold the other, the flaps adapted to be fastened inwardly to the walls of one of the U-shaped members, and the U-shaped members fastened together to form acase for carrying articles.


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U.S. Classification190/1, 190/2, 383/4, 383/6
International ClassificationA45C9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D15/003, A45C9/00, A47D9/005
European ClassificationA45C9/00, A47D9/00B, A47D15/00B2