Patent application title: Handbag of Detachable Assembly
Parker Linda K. (Corinth, TX, US)
IPC8 Class: AA45C300FI
Class name: Purse or handbag type changeable decorative appearance (e.g., color, etc.) removable element
Publication date: 2011-01-20
Patent application number: 20110011503
A detachable handbag assembly, which comprises a main bag, a cosmetic bag
and a wallet. The assembly further includes means to detachably secure
the cosmetic bag and the wallet to the exterior of the purse. These
detachable means are disposed on the handbag, cosmetic bag and wallet at
suitable locations. The cosmetic bag and wallet can also be secured
together using the detachable means. The handbag, wallet, and cosmetic
bag further include straps, a plurality of pockets or compartments and
1. An improved detachable assembly comprising of: a handbag having a
plurality of compartments; a plurality of accessory holding members
removably secured to the purse, said accessory holding members including
a cosmetic bag and a wallet; and a means to removably secure said
accessory to holding members to the handbag. The improved detachable
handbag assembly, wherein the cosmetic bag and the wallet are secured on
the two opposite exterior sides of the purse.
2. The improved detachable cosmetic bag and the wallet can also be secured together.
3. The improved detachable purse assembly may be interchangeable from handbag to handbag.
4. A handbag attachable assembly of claim 1 wherein the handbag and accessory holding members are manufactured of textile based materials.
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates a multi-purpose handbag assembly usage that includes various detachable components.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Typically, handbags and related accessories are carried to hold various personal items to meet specific storage needs. Style, convenience and portability are taken into consideration. Suitable provisions are included for holding a large number of items such as identification cards, money, credit cards, cosmetics, lotions and other personal items. Since handbags are frequently changed for various reasons sometimes more than once in a day, moving items from one handbag to another can be time consuming and laborious. This handbag assembly with interchangeable and convertible features has been developed to address the problem.
Several storage accessories for women with convertible and interchangeable features are known in the art. For example, U.S. Pat. No. 5,207,254 to Fromm discloses a handbag assembly with separable inner and outer members, which allow easy conversion into a variety of different styles and configurations. The outer member comprises an envelope suspended from a carrying strap and has an open top closeable by a conventional fastener. The inner member comprises a lining pouch sized to be closely received within the envelope. The inner member is removably secured to the outer member by strips of hook and loop type fastening material which can also be used to seal the top edges of the inner member to one another when removed from the outer member.
U.S. Pat. No. 6,823,909 to Marsteller discloses a removable insert for bags that holds and organizes personal articles. The device includes a first insert module and a second insert module separable from the first insert module. Both the modules comprise a closed base, an open top, sidewalls and pocket walls extending between sidewalls. The pocket walls and sidewalls define a plurality of vertical pockets. An attachment mechanism selectively attaches and detaches the first and second insert modules to one another.
In U.S. Pat. No. 6,003,573 to Owens an interchangeable purse assembly is disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of outer bag components each having a unique color or design. An interior pouch may be removably received within any one of the associated bag components by zipping the pouch onto the interior surface of the bag component sidewalls. Items that are typically stored in a purse are placed in the removable pouch. When changing purse styles, a user would simply unzip the pouch and reattach it to another style bag component, thus eliminating the burdensome chore of having to individually transfer items.
U.S. Pat. No. 4,263,951 to Siegel discloses and organizer handbag system having multiple handbags in the system and interchangeable components and accessories. The interchangeable components and accessories may include a wallet, cosmetic case, key ring, address books and notebooks. Selected components are provided with attachment means so that the interchangeable accessories can be conveniently transferred from one handbag to another and secured with cooperable attachments means. The accessories are selected in design and appearance to be compatible with a wide variety of handbag styles.
Although, the above devices include convertible and interchangeable features, they do not include any means to attach or detach various other accessory storage members to the exterior of the handbag that can be attached to each other to form a compact necessity oriented handbag.
Therefore, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved handbag assembly that includes a detachable means to secure individual storage members of the purse assembly together.
A further object is to provide an improved purse assembly, which provides additional accessory storage members such as a cosmetic bag and a wallet that can be detachably secured to a main purse body.
A further object is to provide an improved purse assembly, which can be employed at work, during business travel, at social gatherings, at leisure activities, or when shopping.
A further object is to provide an improved purse assembly, which can be transformed to suit various storage needs and occasions by using different combinations of the cosmetic bag, wallet, and handbag.
Finally, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved handbag assembly, which includes means to detachably secure the cosmetic bag and the wallet.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The present invention is directed to an improved handbag assembly with detachable accessory storage members. The assembly mainly comprises a main purse body, a cosmetic bag, and a wallet. Preferably, the purse is firm or hard-sided and forms the base of the assembly. The assembly also includes a means to detachably secure the cosmetic bag and wallet on to the exterior of the hard-sides of the purse. The detachable means are disposed on the purse, cosmetic bag, and the wallet at suitable locations. The same detachable means can also be used to secure the cosmetic bag and the wallet together.
The cosmetic bag, wallet and purse can include straps, zippered openings, and a plurality of compartments, transparent windows, and pockets. All the components of assembly can be produced in different colors, sizes, shapes, fabrics, and designs. The cosmetic bag, wallet, and straps are interchangeable from handbag to handbag.
Several structural variations, dimensions, and additional embodiments of the assembly are possible. For example, snaps, hooks, buttons, tie connections, belt connections, chains, etc., can be used as the means to secure the wallet and cosmetic bag to the purse or together. Several alternate configurations of the purse, the wallet, and the cosmetic bag regarding the number of compartments/sections and pockets are possible.
To the accomplishment of the above and related goals, this invention may be embodied in the form illustrated in the accompanying drawings, attention being called to the fact, however, that the drawings are illustrative only, and that changes may be made in the specific construction illustrated.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is the front view of the device
FIG. 2 is the front and rear view of the device
FIG. 3 is the side view of the device
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Referring to the drawings, the preferred embodiment of an improved purse assembly that includes detachable features is illustrated in FIGS. 1-3. The assembly mainly comprises a main handbag, a wallet, and a cosmetic bag and detachable means to removably secure the wallet and cosmetic bag to the purse or together.
FIG. 1 is an illustration of the perspective view of the main handbag as a whole (a) and the resulting handbag comprised of the detachable wallet and cosmetic bag (b) attached to each other forming a separate functional handbag.
FIG. 2 is an illustration of the unsecured position of the front wallet (c) back cosmetic bag (d), and front main handbag (e) and back of the main handbag (f).
FIG. 3 is an illustration of the perspective side view of the main bag showing detachable wallet (g), detachable cosmetic bag (h) connected to the main handbag (i), a strap to use with handbag or resulting attached detachable components (j), and the perspective side view of the wallet secured to the cosmetic bag with snaps (k).
Any element in a claim that does not explicitly state "means for" performing a specific function, or "step for" performing a specific function, is not to be as a "means" or "step" clause as specified in 35 U.S.C. §112, paragraph 6. In particular, the use of "step of" in the claims herein is not intended to invoke the provisions of 35 U.S.C. §112, paragraph 6.
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