Title:
A HOLDER FOR SECURING ARTICLES ON A DASHBOARD AND THE HOLDER BECOMES A HANDBAG OR SHOULDER BAG AFTER RELEASED FROM THE DASHBOARD
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A holder comprising a case (14) and three hooked devices (20, 22, 24) on belts (16, 18). The holder adheres on a dashboard (FIG. 2) by hooking on windshield vents (10, 12) and center vents (8). The holder becomes a handbag (FIG. 3A) or shoulder bag (FIG. 3B) after released from the dashboard.



Inventors:
Ouyang, Hsiang (LOS ANGELES, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/605004
Publication Date:
03/03/2005
Filing Date:
08/31/2003
Assignee:
OUYANG HSIANG
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45C9/00; A45C13/26; B60R7/06; A45C11/24; A45F3/02; (IPC1-7): A45F4/00; A45C15/00
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Primary Examiner:
ELKINS, GARY E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HSIANG OUYANG (WESTMONT, IL, US)
Claims:
1. A holder for securing articles on a dashboard, the holder becomes a handbag or shoulder bag after released from the dashboard, the holder comprising: (a) a case or cover or fixture or container for holding and securing and protecting the articles, (b) belts or ropes or chains for connecting and fastening said case to three fixed points, two fixed points on windshield vents and one fixed point on center vents of the dashboard, (c) two hooked devices for hooking on windshield vents, which are two of three said fixed points, (d) a hooked device for hooking on center vents, which is the last one of three said fixed points.

2. The holder of claim 1 wherein said hooked device which is an article has a hooked portion for inserting into a gap of said vents and hooking on an edge or bridge in said vents.

3. A method for fastening articles on a dashboard, comprising: (a) providing a holder for holding the articles, (b) providing two devices securing on windshield vents and one device securing on center vents to form three fixed points on the dashboard, (c) providing a firm link between said holder and three said devices for fastening said holder on the dashboard.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates to holders, specifically to such holders which are used for holding articles, used for adhering on a dashboard of a car, and used as a handbag or shoulder bag after released from the dashboard.

2. Background of the Invention

Laptop, notebook, tablet PC, portable DVD player, portable car navigation system and some computer peripherals are portable devices. This invention is a holder which is designed for making above portable devices to be secured easy on a dashboard and easy to carry after released from the dashboard.

A critical issue for using portable devices in a car is, “How can we secure portable devices on a dashboard easy, fast and smooth?” This invention means to solve this critical issue by using a case for holding and protecting portable devices, and the case has two belts with three hooked devices for fastening on a dashboard. The holder becomes a handbag or shoulder bag after the holder is released from the dashboard.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention a holder comprises a case for holding articles, a belt with two hooked devices for hooking on windshield vents, and a belt with a hooked device for hooking on center vents.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIGURES

FIG. 1 shows windshield vents and center vents on a dashboard of a car.

FIG. 2 shows an example of the holder adhering on a dashboard.

FIG. 3A shows an example of the holder setting as a handbag.

FIG. 3B shows an example of the holder setting as a shoulder bag.

Reference Numerals

8 center vents

10 left windshield vent

12 right windshield vent

14 case for holding articles

16 belt/rope/chains for hooking on center vents

18 belt/rope/chains for hooking on windshield vents

20 hooked device for hooking on windshield vents

22 hooked device for hooking on windshield vents

24 hooked device for hooking on center vents

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Referring first to FIG. 2, the holder in this invention comprises a case 14 for holding articles, a belt 18 with two hooked devices (20, 22) for hooking on windshield vents, and a belt 16 with a hooked device 24 for hooking on center vents.

The hooked devices (20, 22, 24) are an article has a hooked portion, and capable to hook firmly on a vent of a dashboard. They hook on the vents to form three fixed points for fastening the case 14 on the dashboard.

The case 14 holds and protects the articles, it may be designed like a cover or container or fixture, and it may have some sides uncovered to allow computer peripherals cables to connect to a notebook held in the case 14.

The case 14 is fastened and secured on the dashboard by the belts (16, 18) pulled by the hooked devices (20, 22, 24). The hooked device 20 on the belt 18 hooks on the gap of the left windshield vent 10 then secures the first fixed point on the dashboard. The hooked device 22 on the belt 18 hooks on the gap of the right windshield vent 12 then secures the second fixed point on the dashboard. The hooked device 24 on the belt 16 hooks on an edge of the center vents 8 then secures the third fixed point on the dashboard.

By shortening the length of the belts (16, 18) between the case 14 and the three fixed points, the three hooked devices (20, 22, 24) fixed on vents pull the belts (16, 18) then fasten the case 14 on the dashboard. By loosening the belts (16, 18) between the case 14 and the three fixed points, the holder can be released from the dashboard.

The holder becomes a handbag or shoulder bag after released from the dashboard. FIG. 3B shows the holder is set as a shoulder bag, the belt 18 functions as the shoulder belt of the shoulder bag. FIG. 3A shows the holder is set as a handbag, the belt 18 is doubled back to be the hand belts of the handbag.

The case 14 may be replaced by a cover, fixture, container or holder for holding articles in this invention. The belts (16, 18) may be replaced by ropes or chains for fastening the case 14 in this invention. A method in this invention comprises a holder for holding articles, two fixed points securing on windshield vents, a fixed point securing on center vents, and material for linking the holder and the three points fixed on the vents.