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Publication numberUS2730151 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 10, 1956
Filing dateAug 13, 1954
Priority dateAug 13, 1954
Publication numberUS 2730151 A, US 2730151A, US-A-2730151, US2730151 A, US2730151A
InventorsSmith Gladys F
Original AssigneeSmith Gladys F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable carrier
US 2730151 A
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Jan. 10, 1956 G. F. SMITH PORTABLE CARRIER Filed Aug. 15, 1954 llfllllllflllll INVENTOR. G/aQ gs FT Sm/zh PORTABLE CARRIER Gladys F. Smith, Dallas, Tex.

Application August 13, 1954, Serial No. 449,638

2 Claims. (Cl. 150--1) This invention relates to a portable carrier and has for its primary object to conveniently transport items commonly required in the care of an infant.

Another object is to facilitate the transportation of baby bottles and to render the contents of the carrier immediately accessible while protecting the contents from dust and dirt.

The above and other objects may be attained by employing this invention which embodies among its features an envelope of flexible impervious material, a partition wall carried by and extending across the envelope within the interior thereof to define an upper compartment adjacent the upper end of the envelope, a second partition wall carried by the envelope within the interior thereof and extending longitudinally downwardly between the first mentioned partition wall and the bottom of the envelope to define two adjacent compartments beneath the upper compartment, a supporting frame within the envelope adjacent the upper end thereof for holding the envelope suspended in expanded condition, spaced parallel elongated longitudinal slits extending through one wall of the envelope and opening into the upper compartment and the respective adjacent compartments to define access openings for the compartments, and slide fasteners carried by the envelope for closing the slits.

Other features include a suspension hook swivelly connected to the frame and extending upwardly through the envelope for supporting the carrier in a suspended position.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a portable carrier embodying the features of this invention;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view through the carrier illustrated in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken substantially on the line 33 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the bottle holding and refrigerating rack; and

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the supporting frame.

Referring to the drawings in detail, this improved carrier designated generally comprises an envelope having a front wall 12, a back wall 14, side walls 16, and a bottom wall 18. As illustrated in the drawings, the side walls 16 curve upwardly toward the back wall adjacent the upper ends thereof and the front wall 12 likewise follows the contour of the upper ends of the side walls 16 to define a curved top 20. The front Wall 12 is provided with longitudinally extending slits 22 defining access openings for the interior of the envelope and these slits are closed by slide fasteners 24. As illustrated in Figure 1, the slits 22 and the slide fasteners 24 extend substantially throughout the length of the front wall 12 and well into the top 20. Fitted within the envelope adjacent its upper end is a wire frame designated generally 26 comprising a top bar 28, depending side bars 30 and a bottom bar 32 which defines with the bars 28 and 30 a rectangular frame which lies adnited States Patent 2,730,151 Patented Jan. 10, 1956 Fee jacent the back wall of the envelope on the interior and adjacent the upper end thereof. Swivelly mounted as at 34 to the top bar 28 of the frame 26 is a suspension book 36 which extends upwardly through the envelope, as illustrated in Figure 2, to provide a supporting means by which the carrier can be suspended from a suitable support. Extending forwardly and downwardly from the bar 28 of the frame 26 are arcuate arms 38 which support adjacent their lower ends a horizontally extending bar 40, which lies in spaced parallel relation to the bar 32, as will be readily understood upon reference to Figures 3 and 5.

Carried by the side bars 32 and 40 of the frame 26 is a partition wall 42 which extends horizontally across the interior of the envelope 10 adjacent the upper end thereof, as will be readily understood upon reference to the drawings. A vertically extending partition wall 44 is carried by the envelope and extends downwardly from the horizontal partition Wall 42 to the bottom 18 of the envelope to define adjacent compartments B and C below a horizontally extending compartment A. Ac-- cess to the interior of the compartments A, B and C is gained through moving downwardly the slides of the slide fasteners 24 to open the slits 22 and permit articles to be inserted into and withdrawn from the various compartments.

In order to conveniently carry milk in baby bottles M, I provide a pouch designated generally 46 comprising pockets 48 and 50 defining ice cube receiving chambers 52 and 54, respectively. Carried by the pocket 48 and extending around opposite ends of the pocket 50 are straps 56 carrying elements 58 of a separable fastener by means of which the straps 56 may beretained in embracing position about the pouch 46. As illustrated in the drawings, the upper ends of the chambers 52 and 54 are provided with openings 60 and 62 through which ice cubes may be introduced into the respective pockets, and carried by the pocket 48 is a cover flap 64 carrying one element of a separable fastener 66, the opposite element 67 of which is carried by the pocket 50. This snap fastener serves to retain the flap 64 in closing relation with the openings or mouths 6t) and 62 through which the ice cubes are introduced into the respective pockets.

In use, fresh diapers may be introduced into the compartment B, While baby oil, soap and like articles may be introduced into the compartment A adjacent one side thereof. The chambers 52 and 54 are then filled with ice cubes, as suggested in Figure 3, and the baby bottles M are then placed on the partition 42 between the pockets 48 and 50, as suggested in Figure 3. The straps 56 are then fastened together in embracing relation to the bottles M and the pocket 50 after which the flap 64 is closed through the medium of the separable fastener elements 66 and 67 to close the openings 60 and 62 in the upper ends of the pockets 48 and 50 and prevent the escape of ice cubes from said pockets. With the device thus prepared, it may be suspended from the crib occupied by an infant or may be suspended within a vehicle to provide not only a fresh supply of diapers in the compartment B, but also a space in the compartment C for the deposit of soiled diapers. Obviously, instantaneous access to the interior of any selected compartment is available by the mere operation of a slide fastener 24.

While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention, it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:

1. A portable carrier comprising an envelope of im- 3. pervious flexible material, a partition wall carried by and extending across the envelope within the interior thereof to define an upper compartment adjacent the upper end thereof, a second partition ,wallcarriedi'by' the envelope within the interior thereof and; extending longitudinally, downwardly between the ;firstpartition wall and the bottom of the'envelope to define'two ad-.

jacent compartments beneath-the upper compartment,

a supporting frame within the envelope adjacentjthe upper end thereof for holding the envelope suspended in expanded condition, suspension means carried by the frame and extending upwardly therefrom K through the envelope, said envelope having spacedparallel elon-' gated longitudinal slits extending through one wall thereof and opening into the upper compartment and the'lrea spective adjacent compartments to define, access: openings .for the compartments, and slidefastenersrcarried by the envelope for closing the slits;

2. A portable carrier comprising an envelope of im: pervious flexible material, a partition wall carried by and, extending across. the.envelopewithinwthe interior thereof to define an upper compartment adjacent the upper end thereof, a second partition wall carriedaby the envelope within the interior :thereof and-extendinglongitudinally downwardly between the first partition 4. wall and the bottom of the envelope to define two adjacent compartments beneath the upper compartment, a supporting frame carried by and within the envelope adjacent the upper end thereof for holding the envelope suspended in expanded condition, said envelope having spaced parallel elongated longitudinal slits extending through one wall thereof and opening into the upper :compartment and the respective adjacent compartments to define access openings for the compartments, slide fasteners carried by the envelope for closing the slits, and a suspension'hook 'swivelly connected to the frame and extending upwardly therefrom through the envelope for supporting the carrier.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/12, 62/371, 383/41, 383/23, 62/457.1, 383/110, 383/38, 383/40, 383/37, 383/66
International ClassificationA45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/00
European ClassificationA45C3/00