|Publication number||US3115959 A|
|Publication date||Dec 31, 1963|
|Filing date||Jan 31, 1961|
|Priority date||Jan 31, 1961|
|Publication number||US 3115959 A, US 3115959A, US-A-3115959, US3115959 A, US3115959A|
|Inventors||Jaffe Max L|
|Original Assignee||American Guard It Mfg Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (40), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
M. L. JAFFE GARMENT BAG Dec. 31, 1963 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Jan. 31, 1961 ii ,J/M l2 J'a/fe United States Patent Filed Jan. 31, 1961, Ser. No. 86,041 3 Claims. (Cl. 190-43) The present invention relates to What is known in the art as a garment bag.
The garment bag which comprises the invention is simply constructed and very useful in transporting articles, accessories and/or wearing apparel of various kinds and 1ts interior is freely accessible.
The garment bag which can be easily folded is composed of a flexible long-wearing material. The bag member which provides a closure for the articles in the garment bag consists of two sides or surfaces which extend along its longitudinal length. Handles at each end of the bag member are used to carry the garment bag when 1t is in its folded position. A strap is provided which has the dual function of holding the handles together when the garment bag is in its folded position and of supporting a conventional garment hanger which is adapted to protrude through an aperture at one end of the bag member.
The sides of the bag member are provided with zippers whereby free access to the interior of the garment bag is obtained.
A separator wall divides the bag member into two chambers. One of the chambers is adapted to receive elongated garments while the other chamber is provided with a plurality of compartments which are useful in holding smaller articles of clothing, accessories or the like.
Many advantages will be readily apparent when reference is made to the accompanying drawings and the remainder of the specification.
' FIGURE 1 is a semi-isometric view of the garment bag In its preferred folded position;
FIGURE 2 is a semi-isometric view showing the one side of the garment bag in its extended position;
FIGURE 3 is a semi-isometric view showing the other side of the garment bag in its extended position;
FIGURE 4 is a sectional view of the garment bag taken along line 4-4 of FIGURE 3, to show particularly the accessory-holding compartment;
FIGURE 5 is a semi-isometric view showing the one side of the garment bag in its open position exposing tgle various compartments on the inside of the bag mem- FIGURE 6 is a semi-isometric view showing a portion of the other side of the garment bag in its open position;
FIGURE 7 is a sectional view of a portion of the bag member taken along line 77 of FIGURE 2.
Referring now to the drawings, a bag member designated 1 is provided comprising sides 2 and 3 which are spaced apart by web 4 and secured thereto at 5 and 6. The sides and web are composed of a suitable flexible material so that the bag member can be easily folded at its midsection. Side 2 is provided with a closure device in the form of a zipper 7 extending diagonally along the longitudinal extent thereof, which provides easy access to the interior of the bag member; side 3 is provided with two closure devices, one in the form of an inverted U- shaped zipper 8 and the other in the form of a zipper 9 3,ll5,959 Patented'Dec. 31, 1963 ice extending transversely of the bag member which provides free access to its bottom.
A separator wall 10 is disposed between sides 2 and 3 which divides the bag member into two chambers C1 and C2. A plurality of compartments 11 are secured to the separator wall 10, each of which is open at its top end for the insertion of the desired articles. The separator Wall forms one of the sides of the compartments. It is desirable that at least the lowest compartments be provided with elastic bindings 12 so that the articles contained therein will not fall out when the garment bag is in its folded position. The interior of a compartment 11a is made accessible by means of a zipper 11b.
A handle 13 is provided at the top end of the bag member, while a similar handle 14 is provided at the bottom end of the bag member. The ends of the handles extend through and are secured on the inside of side 3 by rivets 15 or the like.
A strap 16 is used for holding the handles together when the bag is in its folded position and for supporting a conventional garment hanger on which the garments are adapted to be hung. The hook end of the garment hanger is adapted to extend through an aperture 17 in the web 6. The strap 16 is provided with a snap fastener 18 or its equivalent, one end of which is secured to handle 13 by a rivet. The opposed male and female members of the snap are joined at the top of one of the handles so that the weight of the garments on the garment hanger will not tend to separate the male and female members of the snap, but advantageously will tend to keep them together.
While in most instances folding of the two chambers C1 and C2 in the fashion of FIGURE 1 is preferred it is, of course, apparent that the flexibility and overall design permits folding in the reverse fashion where desired.
The above-described embodiment being exemplary only, it will be understood that the present invention comprehends organizations differing in form or detail from the presently described embodiment. Accordingly, the invention is not to be considered as limited save as is con sonant with the scope of the following claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A flexible folding garment bag comprising an elongated bag member within which garments are adapted to be hung, a first handle disposed at one end of said bag member, a second handle disposed at the other end of said bag member, an aperture formed at the one end of said bag member through which the hook end of a garment hanger is adapted to protrude, and loop means for supporting any hanger adapted to be contained within the bag and for holding said handles together when the garment bag is in its folded position.
2. The invention as defined in claim 1, wherein said means comprises a strap and fastener.
3. A flexible fol-ding garment bag comprising an elongated bag member within which garments are adapted to be hung, said bag member having two spaced elongated sides, a separator wall disposed between said sides and extending along the longitudinal length of said bag member for dividing said bag member into two chambers, means disposed in one of said sides and extending in substantially a diagonal path across said side providing access to the interior of one of said chambers, means disposed in the other of said sides providing access to the interior of the other of said chambers, a plurality of compartrnents provided in one of said chambers, said separator Wall forming one of the sides of each of said compartments, a handle disposed at each end of said bag member, one end of said bag member having an aperture through which the hook end of a garment hanger is adapted to protrude and means for supporting the hanger and for holding the handles together when the garment bag is in its folded position.
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|U.S. Classification||206/287.1, 383/15, 190/113, 383/66|