Title:
Lockable billiard cue stick case with interchangeable inserts
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This invention consists of a carrying case constructed of two outer shells, which are made of a hard and durable material. The outer shells are connected by hinges on one side, which allow the case to be closed and secured by key or combination type locks on the other. A handle and removable shoulder strap are provided for ease of portability. Within each shell of the case is the inner foam type material. This material is available with various ‘cut outs’ to allow for individual cue sticks, cue stick holders/cases, and billiard accessories (chalk, stick tools, etc.) to be inserted and held securely in place within the case during transportation. These foam inserts are interchangeable to allow for specific types of equipment to be transported within the case, so one case can be used for transporting different quantities of cue sticks, different types of cues stick holders/cases, and a variety of billiard accessories (chalk, stick tools, etc.).



Inventors:
Walter Jr., Leslie Markowitz (Burlington, NJ, US)
Application Number:
10/006039
Publication Date:
06/19/2003
Filing Date:
12/10/2001
Assignee:
MARKOWITZ WALTER LESLIE
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63D15/10; (IPC1-7): B65D85/20
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Primary Examiner:
PICKETT, JOHN G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Walter Leslie Markowitz Jr. (26 Fawn Hollow Road, Burlington, NY, 08016, US)
Claims:

What I claim as my invention is:



1. A lockable protective carrying case for the transportation of cue sticks.

2. The use of interchangeable inserts for securely carrying individual cue sticks, Billiard accessories, and cue stick holders within the case.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This invention falls under the U.S. Patent Classification 206 Special Receptacle or Package and Sub-Classification 315.1 For a Sport Implement, Exercise Devise or Game

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIOR ART

[0002] There are no existing patents related to Billiard cue stick cases. The following patents are associated with various types of protective gun cases but do not address the requirements for securely transporting cue sticks, cue stick cases and related Billiard accessories. 1

D0421179Feb. 2000KolpinD3/262
5678686Oct. 1997Hagenan et al206/315.11
D0385108Feb. 1995TschudyD3/262
06145719Aug. 1999Robert224/401
02531550Nov. 1950Bradley et al224/913
54155333Apr. 1994Wills224/913
5160075Nov. 1992Moscovitch224/328

SPECIFICATION (SEE ENCLOSED DRAWINGS)

[0003] This invention serves to provide a secure protective carrying case for the transportation of cue sticks. The invention consists of a protective hard outer case (3) made of two outer shells hinged on the bottom (4), with security locks on the top (2). Located on the top of the case is a handle (1), and there is a removable shoulder strap attached to the sides of the case for portability. The inside of the case consists of a soft pre-formed foam type material (7) to protect the cue sticks, stick holders and accessories from movement while being transported. The protective foam inserts are interchangeable: There are pre-formed inserts to hold cue sticks in existing holders/cases (5), as well as disassembled cue sticks and accessories (6).