Title:
Pad pack
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Pad Pack is an ergonomic modification to a back pack. It uses a pad/pillow/cushion to lye between the pack and the host in order to comfort and reduce strain on the hosts back. The pad/pillow/cushion, pocket/pouch, and the zipper/fastener/buckle that holds the pad/pillow/cushion are the newly added features to existing designs.



Inventors:
Adams, James Robert (Laguna Hills, CA, US)
Mullin, Frederick Joel (Aliso Viejo, CA, US)
Mcmillan, Ryan Christopher (Mission Viejo, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/450000
Publication Date:
12/09/2004
Filing Date:
06/03/2003
Assignee:
ADAMS JAMES ROBERT
MULLIN FREDERICK JOEL
MCMILLAN RYAN CHRISTOPHER
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45F3/12; A45F3/04; (IPC1-7): A47G9/00
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Primary Examiner:
SAFAVI, MICHAEL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
James Robert Adams (Laguna Hills, CA, US)
Claims:

What we claim as our invention is:



1. The pillow/cushion/pad (which may or may not be removable) which is to lay between the original fabric that was located on the back pack that touched/connected to the hosts back and the newly added material that surrounds the pillow becoming the new fabric that touched/connected to the hosts upper or lower region of the back.

2. The material that surrounds the cushion/pillow/pad that becoming the new fabric that would touch/connect to the host's upper or lower region of the back.

3. The zipper, buckle, buttons and/or Velcro© that will seal/shut the newly added fabric that will touch/connect to the host's upper or lower region of the back.

Description:
[0001] The Pad Pack consists of an added cushion/pillow/pad between the front of the Pad Pack (material that connects and/or touches the hosts back, indicated in FIG. 3) and an outlying material that surrounds/covers the cushion/pillow. This includes cushions/pillows/pads that are and are not removable. In addition the removable cushion/pillow/pad enclosure on the outside of the material will contain a featured zipper, buckle, Velcro© or button(s) in order to keep the enclosure (or pouch) shut or secure.

[0002] The Pad Pack can Consist of the Following Working Dimensions for the Fabric in the Pad Pack Exterior(Pouch):

[0003] Height: Ranges from 60 inches to 1 inch.

[0004] Width: Ranges from 36 inches to 1 inch.

[0005] Depth: Ranges from 30 inches to 1 inch.

[0006] The Pad Pack can Consist of the Following Dimensions for the Fabric or Material used for the Cushion/Pillow/Pad:

[0007] Height: Ranges from 52 inches to 1 inch.

[0008] Width: Ranges from 36 inches to 1 inch.

[0009] Depth: Ranges from 28 inches to 1 inch.

[0010] The Pad Pack can Consist of the Following Dimensions for the Zipper, Buckles, Buttons, Velcro©:

[0011] Height: Ranges from 60 inches to 1 inch.

[0012] Width: Ranges from 36 inches to 1 inch.

[0013] Design Product Features are but are not Limited to the Featured Dimensions: 1

Pouch:Zipper:
Height: 8 inchesHeight: 1 inch
Width: 10.5 inchesWidth: 10 inches
Depth: 2 inches
Pillow/Cushion/Pad:
Height: 7 inchesDepth: 2 inches
Width: 9.5 inches

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

[0014] This Modification of a pre-existing backpack whether it be domestic or foreign was created to a certain structure to support and comfort the host (person)'s back unlike the pre-existing model. It is also to be used for the backpacks original purpose, which is to carry or hold items that can consist of many varieties of sizes, shapes, and weighted objects.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION

[0015] The invention is broken down into three parts. Part 1 is the pillow/cushion/pad (which may or may not be removable) which is to lay between the original fabric that was located on the backpack that touched/connected to the hosts back and the newly added material that surrounds the pillow becoming the new fabric that touches/connects to the hosts upper or lower region of the back. Part 2 is the material that surrounds the cushion/pillow/pad that becomes the new fabric that would touch/connect to the host's upper or lower region of the back. Part 3 is the zipper, buckle, buttons and/or Velcro© that will seal/shut the newly added fabric that touches/connects to the host's upper or lower region of the back.

[0016] FIG. 1: Original Backpack

[0017] FIG. 2: Cushion/pillow/pad

[0018] FIG. 3: Modified backpack with new fabric pieces and pillow/cushion pad inside

INVENTION DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0019] The ergonomic design of the Pad Pack consists of an added cushion/pillow/pad between the front of the Pad Pack (material that connects and/or touches the hosts back, indicated in FIG. 3) and an outlying material that surrounds/covers the cushion/pillow/pad. This includes cushions/pillows/pads that are and are not removable. In addition, the removable cushion/pillow/pad enclosure (or pouch) on the outside of the material will contain a featured zipper, buckle, Velcro© or button(s) in order to keep the enclosure (or pouch) shut or secure.

[0020] The ergonomic Pad Pack design can include any and all of the following materials for its exterior—

[0021] External Fabrics: This ergonomically designed Pad Pack can consist of the following materials: Canvas, Diaper Cloth, Dimity, Drill, Flannel, Flannelette, Gauze, Gingham, Lawn, Botany/Merino wool, Broadcloth, Challis, Cheviot, Chinchilla cloth, Donegal, Felt, Glen Checks, Harris tweed, Heather Mixture, Herringbone wool, Homesupun, Houndstooth check, Jersey, Laine, Lambsdown, Linsey-woolsey, Loden fabric, Mackinaw fabric, Melton, Merino Wool, Oatmeal cloth, Panama Cloth, Petersham, Pilot Cloth, Poodle cloth, Rabbit Hair, Sharkskin, Tartan, Tweed, Virgin Wool, Brocade, Canton Crepe, Charmeuse, Chiffon, China silk, Doupioni, Faille, Georgette, Matelasse, Noil, Organza, Peau de Soie, Poult de Siue, Silk Shantung, Silk Broadcloth, Butcher's linen, Damask, Venise, Hemp, Ramie, Jute, Acetate, Acrylic, Lastex, Nylon, Polyester, Rayon, Fibranne, Velvet, Spandex.

[0022] These fabrics indicated above are also the same materials that can be used for the cushioning/pillow/pad for the upper/or lower region of the back.

[0023] The following fasteners may be used to secure the enclosure surrounding the cushion/pillow/pad:

[0024] Plastic buckles, copper buckles, brass-bronze buckles, steel buckles, zinc buckles, iron buckles, aluminum buckles, tin buckles, rubber buckles, Velcro©, zippers which include plastic, steel, copper, brass-bronze, zinc, iron, aluminum, tin, rubber.

[0025] The pillow/cushion/pad may consist of the following materials:

[0026] Polyurethane (and polyurethane foam), cotton, nylon, isotonic foam, buckwheat, millet, feathers, latex foam, wool, Kapok, Dacron wrap, foam, neoprene, ester foam, rebonded foam, anti-static foam, polyethylene, memory foam.

[0027] The following stitches can be used in the construction of the aforementioned Pad Pack:

[0028] Straight, basting, chains, zigzag, maxi stretch stitch, reverse stitch, twin needle stitch, baseball stitch, cross-stitch, and a triple stitch, sewn seem, and protective liner.