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Publication numberUS2943899 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1960
Filing dateJun 11, 1956
Priority dateJun 11, 1956
Publication numberUS 2943899 A, US 2943899A, US-A-2943899, US2943899 A, US2943899A
InventorsSolomon Beller
Original AssigneeSolomon Beller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable bag for transporting and storing shoes
US 2943899 A
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s. BELLER Z PORTABLE BAG FOR TRANSPORTING AND STORING SHOES July 5, 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet Filed June 11, 1956 JNVENTOR. SOLO/ 10A! EEAL (5Q llllllll ll ih wkw v l'llull'lulll A Tram Ex July 5, 1960 s. BELLER 2,943,899

PORTABLE BAG FOR TRANSPORTING AND STORING SHOES Filed June 11, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 5 2 5&8. Q Q

JNVENTOR. S04 0/40A/ BEL L ER I34! 27 CLJLWH- SW41" Q .a wide variety of shoes available to her.

United States Patent;

PORTABLE BA'G FOR TRANSPORTING AND STORING SHOES Solomon Beller, 5601 14th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Filed June 11, 1956, Ser. No. 590,546

1 Claim. (Cl. 312-3) The present invention relates to a portable bag for transporting and storing shoes.

Modern fashions dictate that a well dressed lady have For example, a well dressed lady may even require separate pairs of shoes to match a particular dress or outfit ensemble. Thus, even for a relatively short time period, as for a two-week vacation, a well dressed lady may require as many as six separate pairs of shoes and perhaps even more.

The necessity for transporting and storing large numbers of shoes has led to difiiculties. The more or less haphazard strewing of shoes on the floor of a closet is undesirable not only for esthetic reasons, but also because shoes when so positioned are relatively unavailable to the user.

This invention has as an object the provision of a portable bag for transporting shoes about.

This invention has as another object the provision of a portable bag in which all of the shoes contained within the bag are displayed in an orderly arrangement permitting the user to make an immediate selection, when the bag is suspended on a horizontal rail.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

For the purpose of illustrating the invention there are shown in the drawings forms which are presently preferred; it being understood, however, that this invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities shown.

' Figure 1 is a perspective view of the shoe bag of thepresent invention with the cover thereof in closed disposition.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the shoe bag of the present invention with the cover thereof in open disposition.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary enlarged detail view showing the means for hanging shoes in the shoe bag embodiment of the invention shown in Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the shoe bag of the present invention with the cover thereof in open disposition.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary detail view of the shoe holding means in the shoe bag embodiment shown in Figure 4.

Figure 6 is an elevational view of another embodiment of the present invention with the cover in open disposition.

Figure 7 is a side elevational view of the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figure 6 with the cover open and secured to the back of the shoe bag.

Figure 8 is a rear elevational view of the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figure 6 with the cover partially secured to the rear of the shoe bag.

Figure 9 is a fragmentary section on line 99 of Figure 6.

Figure 10 is a fragmentary view of a portion of one of the vertical I-shaped elements of yet another embodiment of the shoe bag of the present invention.

2,943,899 Patented July 5, 1960 Figure 11 is a fragmentary perspective view of a modification of the shoe bag of the present invention showing one form of handle embodiment in which the hook uprightly disposed and the handle is disposed in horizontal position.

Figure 12 is a fragmentary perspective view similar to that of Figure 1-1 in which the hook is horizontally disposed and the handle is disposed in an upright posi- I tion.

Referring to the drawings, and initially to Figures 1, 2 and 3 the shoe bag of the present invention is designated by the numeral 10 and comprises a rectangular container having side walls 12, a rear wall 14, a ceiling 16, and a base 18. The cover 20 is pivotably? hinged to the base 18 along crease line 22. The elements of a zipper 24 are provided on the free edges of the side walls 12, 'the ceiling 16, and thefree edges of the cover 20.

The side walls 12, rear wall 14, ceiling 16 and cover 20 of the shoe bag 10 of the present invention may be formed from a flexible plastic, and may be colored, or translucent, or transparent. The shoe bag 10 is maintained in its expanded condition with the plastic components' thereof being prevented from collapsing by means of the skeletal framework 26. The skeletal framework 26 is preferably formed of rigid wire, such as plastic or metal wire. The skeletal framework 26 includes lateral I-shaped elements 28, with the upper horizontal portion of such of the l-shaped elements 28 being nested in an upper corner of the bag 10, and the lower horizontal portion of each of the I-shaped elements being nested in a lower corner of the bag 10. The vertical portion of each of the I-shaped elements 28 serves as a supporting rib for the adjacent side wall 12 and is positioned intermediate the edges of such side wall 12, preferably along the centerline thereof. An upper horizontal rib 30 and a lower horizontal rib 32 join the I-shaped elements 28 at ,center bar 34. While, as above-indicated, four horizontal crossbars 40 are shown in the illustrated embodiment, it is, of course, to be understood that a greater or smaller number of such horizontal crossbars may is used in the shoe bag of the present invention. a

Each horizontal crossbar 40 is provided witha series of laterally spaced hanger elements 42 which may comprise shoe clips, such as the spring-urged shoe clips shown in the drawings. Shoes 44 are suspended from each of the hangers or shoe clips 42, and are disposed in neat orderly arrangement, as shown particularly in Figure 2. Since the horizontal crossbars 40 are positioned substantially midway between the rear wall '14 and the cover 20, when the cover 20 is in its closed disposition, the shoes 44 when suspended as shown in Figure 2 may be pivoted somewhat without striking rear wall 14 or cover 20. It is not possible for the shoes 44 to strike each other, even when the shoe bag 10 of the present invention is suspended on a moving Vehicle and is subject to con siderable agitation.

In the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figures 4 and 5, the horizontal crossbars 40a are not provided with hanger elements, but instead are provided with upwardly directed curved or bowed members 46 onto which the shoes 44 may be fitted as shown particularly in Figure 5.

Y shoe bag of the present invention has great structural strength, and may be transported about fromplace to place without any injury whatsoever to the shoes 44. The shoes 44 are at all times displayed in orderly alignment and'inay' be readily removed by the 'n'serbf the shoe bag 10. Inasmuch as'ready access'to the s'h6es 44 maybe obtained by opening the zipper 2 4, the

shoe bag 10 provides a convenient "permanent storage upright position permitting the user of the shoe bag to 7 transport it from place to place as shown in Figure12.

space forshoes, the shoe contents thereof being protected 'fromdust' when the cover 20 is elosed.

'In 'the embodiment 'of the present invention shown in -Figures'6; 7, 8and 9, the I-shaped elements 28a and the "embodiment of the present invention the hanger elements -3 2a'on "each of the horizontal'crossbars 40b are staggered with respect to the hanger elements 42a on the horizontal c'rossbar40b above and/or below it. By staggeringthe' haiiger elements 42a in the manner indicated, interference "between shoes carried or} one horizontal crossbar 40b -andshoes carried on an adjacent horizontal crossbar 40B is avoided. Thevertical spacing of horizontal cross- "har s' '40b may be regulated by selectively placingsuch horizontal crossbars 40b a predeterrnined notch 50. In the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figures 6,'7, 8 and 9, means are provided whereby a cover 20a may be secured to the rear wall 14a of the "shoe bag. facilitates neatness, and prevents the cover "204 from beingstrewn on the closet floor. Thus, the l outer surface of cover 20a is provided with female snap fastener elements 52 which may be matingly secured to 'male snap fastener elements 54 on rear wall'14a.

In the embodiment of the present invention shown in Figure 10, leaf springs 56 are provided adjacent each of the vertical notches 50a in the vertical I-shaped elements' for preventing the dislodgrnent of horizontal cross- 400 from the jnotches 50a. In all other respects the I-shaped element shown in Figure 10 resembles that 7 shown in' Figures 6, 7, 8 and 9.

In'the embodiment of the'present invention shown in Figures 11 and 12, the hook 33a is'pivotally mounted by means of pivot 58 to vertical center bar 34b, Thus, the hook 38a may be raised as in Figure 11 so that the shoe bag may be carried on a horizontal rail or the like, or

' may'belowered as in Figure 12.

e In this embodiment the upper; horizontal rib 30a is 7 provided with semicircular bends 60 which pass through horizontally on the upper surface of ceiling 16a as shown Figure 11, or the handle 64 may be disposed in an In all other respects the embodiment shown in Figures 11 and 12 may resemble the embodiments shown in Figures '1, 2 and 3; or Figures 4 and 5; or Figures 6, 7, 8

and 9; of Figure 10; and may be incorporated in any one of such embodiments.

The present invention maybe embodied in other specific forms .without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof, and, accordingly, reference should be made to the appended claim, rather than to the foregoing specification 'a's indic'ating the scope of the invention.

A portable shoe bag comprising a generally rectangular multipanel prismatic housing formed of relatively flexible material, an internal skeletal framework including a plurality of parallel vertical bars, -a plurality of parallel horizontal bars, the ends of said horizontal bars being Toined to the outermost of said vertical bars,-with the'ends of the uppermost and lowermost horizontal bars being -joine'd to the adjacent ends of the outermost vertical' 'bars, spaced shoe retention means' carried on each of said hori-- zontalbars, 'said horizontal and'verticalbars lying gen erally in the same plane, a corner bar positioned generally normal to both said vertical bars and'said horizontalbars at each of the'ends of the outermost of said vertical bars and the corresponding ends of the uppermost and lower- 7 tion in the ceiling of said'housing, and a hanger for suspending said shoe bag to a support extending outside ot said housing through said perforation.

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U.S. Classification312/3, 211/34, 211/119
International ClassificationA45C3/12, A45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/12
European ClassificationA45C3/12