Title:
Hand purse
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A purse which is worn on the hand, comprising a purse having a top side and a bottom side, a top end portion and a bottom end portion. The purse has a pouch portion with an access opening. The access opening is positioned on the top side of the purse. The access opening has a zipper, hook and loop fastening material or other fastening mechanism for opening and closing the access opening. A strap is operably secured to the purse and is positioned at the top end portion of the purse. A digit retaining loop is operably secured to the bottom end portion of the purse and is looped around a finger or a toe to secure and position the purse.



Inventors:
Johnson, Leandra (Santa Cruz, CA, US)
Application Number:
09/962362
Publication Date:
03/27/2003
Filing Date:
09/21/2001
Assignee:
JOHNSON LEANDRA
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
224/217
International Classes:
A45C1/04; (IPC1-7): A45F3/14
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Primary Examiner:
CRONIN, STEPHEN K
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jeffrey A. Hall (Santa Cruz, CA, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A purse which is worn on the hand, comprising: a purse having a top side and a bottom side, a top end portion and a bottom end portion; a pouch portion having an access opening, said access opening being positioned on said top side of said purse; said access opening having means for opening and closing said access opening secured thereto; a strap, said strap being operably secured to said purse and being positioned at said top end portion of said purse; and a digit retaining loop, said digit retaining loop being operably secured to said bottom end portion of said purse.

2. The purse of claim 1, wherein said means for opening and closing said access opening is a zipper.

3. The purse of claim 1, wherein said means for opening and closing said access opening a mating pieces of hook and loop fastening material.

4. The purse of claim 1, wherein said strap has a fastener hook operably spaced from a fastener eye.

5. The purse of claim 1, wherein said digit retaining loop is composed of a stretchable material.

6. The purse of claim 1, wherein said digit retaining loop is configured to fit around a finger.

7. The purse of claim 1, wherein said digit retaining loop is configured to fit around a toe.

8. The purse of claim 1, wherein said strap is configured to fit around an arm.

9. The purse of claim 1, wherein said strap is configured to fit around a leg.

10. A purse worn on the body, comprising: a purse having a top side, a bottom side, a top end portion, a bottom end portion, and a pouch portion having an access opening; a fastener strap, said fastener strap being operably secured to said purse; and a retaining loop, said retaining loop being operably secured to said bottom end portion of said purse.

11. The purse of claim 10, further including means for opening and closing said access opening.

12. The purse of claim 11, wherein said means for opening and closing said access opening is a zipper.

13. The purse of claim 10, wherein said fastening strap has a fastener hook operably spaced from a fastener eye.

14. The purse of claim 10, wherein said digit retaining loop is composed of a stretchable material.

15. The purse of claim 10, wherein said retaining loop is configured to fit around a finger.

16. The purse of claim 10, wherein said retaining loop is configured to fit around a toe.

17. The purse of claim 10, wherein said strap is configured to fit around an arm.

18. The purse of claim 10, wherein said strap is configured to fit around a leg.

19. The purse of claim 10, further including one or more separate pockets on a surface of said purse.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 37 C.F.R. 1.77(a)(7)

[0002] 1. Field of Invention

[0003] This invention relates to purses and pouches, and more particularly to purses which are worn on the hands or feet.

[0004] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0005] Various purses have been proposed and implemented to carry money, articles such as make-up, notes, pens, pencils and the like. Typically purses are either carried by hand, or slung over ones shoulder when walking, and placed down on a surface when not being carried. The present invention is a purse which is secured to the hand by a digit retaining loop and a wrist strap. In other uses, the purse of this invention may be configured to be worn on a person's feet, arm, or other body part. When worn on the hand, the palm of the hand is not obstructed.

[0006] Accordingly, it is the primary object of this invention to provide a hand purse which is comfortable and convenient to wear, inexpensive to manufacture, and which is worn on the hand, foot, or other body part if desired.

[0007] Additional objects and advantages of the invention will be set forth in the description which follows, and in part will be obvious from the description, or may be learned by practice of the invention. The objects and advantages of the invention may be realized and obtained by means of the instrumentality's and combinations particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0008] To achieve the foregoing objects, and in accordance with the purpose of the invention as embodied and broadly described herein, a purse which is worn on the hand, foot or other body part, comprising a purse having a top side and a bottom side, a top end portion and a bottom end portion. The purse has a pouch portion with an access opening. The access opening is positioned on the top side of the purse. The access opening has a zipper, hook and loop fastening material or other fastening mechanism for opening and closing the access opening. A strap is operably secured to the purse and is positioned at the top end portion of the purse. A digit retaining loop is operably secured to the bottom end portion of the purse and is looped around a finger or a toe to secure and position the purse.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0009] The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of the specification, illustrate a preferred embodiment of the invention and, together with a general description given above and the detailed description of the preferred embodiment given below, serve to explain the principles of the invention.

[0010] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the hand purse secured to a hand, according to the invention.

[0011] FIG. 2 is a bottom view of such hand purse secured to a hand, according to the invention.

[0012] FIG. 3, is a top view of such hand purse, according to the invention.

[0013] FIG. 4, is a bottom view of such purse, according to the invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0014] Reference will now be made in detail to the present preferred embodiments of the invention as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

[0015] In accordance with the present invention, there is provided in a preferred embodiment of the invention, a purse which is worn on the hand, foot or other body part, comprising a purse having a top side and a bottom side, a top end portion and a bottom end portion. The purse has a pouch portion with an access opening. The access opening is positioned on the top side of the purse. The access opening has a zipper, hook and loop fastening material or other fastening mechanism for opening and closing the access opening. A strap is operably secured to the purse and is positioned at the top end portion of the purse. A digit retaining loop is operably secured to the bottom end portion of the purse and is looped around a finger or a toe to secure and position the purse.

[0016] In FIG. 1, a hand purse 10, is shown according to a preferred embodiment of the invention, attached to hand 11. Hand purse 10, has a top side 12, and a bottom side 14, a top end portion 16, and a bottom end portion 18. A pouch portion 20, has an access opening 22. Purse 10, may be compsoed of cloth, plastic, leather, paper, or the like. Access opening 22, is preferably positioned on top side 12 of the purse, but may alternatively be place on the bottom side, or on the sides of the purse. Access opening 22, has means for opening and closing the access opening secured thereto, preferably being a zipper 34, or mating pieces of hook and loop fastening material 36, best seen in FIG. 3.

[0017] Preferably a strap 26, is operably secured to the pouch portion and is preferably positioned at top end portion 16, of purse 10. A digit retaining loop 32, is preferably operably secured to bottom end portion 18, of purse 10, and is composed of a durable, resilient material, which is preferably stretchable.

[0018] As seen in FIG. 2 and 4 strap 26 has a fastener hook 28 operably spaced from a fastener eye 30 for tightening, loosening, and other adjustments of strap 26. Of course, other types of fasteners may be used, such as pieces of hook and loop fastening material, buckles, clamps, or the like. Alternatively, if strap 26 is composed of a stretchable material, the fasteners may be eliminated.

[0019] In operation and use, purse 10, may have digit retaining loop 32, configured to fit around a finger, a toe, an arm, a leg, or other body part as desired. However, in most applications digit retaining loop 32, is fitted to purse 10, so as to secure purse 10 to the backside of a hand, as illustrated in Figs, 1, 2, 3, and 4. It is also possible, if desired, to add one of more additional pockets 36, seen in FIG. 3, for additional carrying space.

[0020] Additional advantages and modification will readily occur to those skilled in the art. The invention in its broader aspects is, therefore, not limited to the specific details, representative apparatus and illustrative examples shown and described. Accordingly, departures from such details may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the applicant's general inventive concept.