Patent application title: Interchangeable / Modular Purse / Handbag Assembly
Donna Marie Darrow (Rochester, MI, US)
IPC8 Class: AA45C1318FI
Class name: Purses, wallets, and protective covers purse or handbag type with means to deter theft of contents (e.g., puzzling closure or secret compartment)
Publication date: 2010-02-25
Patent application number: 20100043930
A fully interchangeable/modular purse/handbag that has components that can
be used in multiple assemblies. The purse/handbag handles, inner liner,
and exterior shell are all modular design and can be utilized across a
variety of combinations. A zip-out liner and detachable handles are the
enabler for this design which is unique to prior art.
1. An interchangeable/modular purse/handbag manufactured of purely organic
materials comprising:interchangeable parts to mix/match, handles/exterior
shell/interior liner all are modular in nature. Handle (interchangeable)
with at least two hardware attachments to exterior shell and zip-out
(interchangeable) interior liner.
2. An interchangeable/modular purse/handbag as defined in claim 1, wherein the interior liner has a zipper to be able to remove the entire purse/handbag liner to move to another purse/handbag exterior shell. Handles have hooks to interchange with other exterior shells.
3. An interchangeable/modular purse/handbag as defined in claim 1, wherein the interior liner will also have a pocket to conceal valuables between the exterior shell and interior liner when interior liner is zippered into shell.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
1. Technical Field
This invention relates to the manufacture of a fully interchangeable purse/handbag with the following features: interchangeable zip-out liner, interchangeable exterior shell, interchangeable handles. Since it will be fully interchangeable and modular there will be various combinations to select from for full customization/personalization.
2. Background Of The Invention (Prior Art)
Purses/handbags are widely used and are available in a variety of styles and materials. Typically, the handbag handles are a fixed attachment to the purse via hardware and are non-interchangeable. The inner liner is also permanently sewn inside the purse exterior and is not designed to be modular in nature.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The disadvantages of the prior art for purses/handbags is solved by the present invention by providing interchangeable components of the full assembly. Every component of the purse/handbag is interchangeable; handles, inner liner, exterior shell. This innovative purse/handbag will be capable of creating several different appearances with the interchangeability of the components.
There is added convenience to the user by being able to keep all contents in the purse/handbag inner liner with capability of zipping out interior liner to move to different exterior shell.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS
These and other objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent to those that utilize and/or are skilled in the purse/handbag arts upon reading the following description with reference to the accompany drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a top perspective view which shows handles removed and inner liner zippered to exterior shell
FIG. 2 is a front perspective view with three components fully assembled; inner liner, exterior shell, handle; 4 different combinations by interchanging components
FIG. 3 is a front perspective view of the removable liner and external handles detached from the exterior shell of the purse/handbag