Title:
Scrapbook purse
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A scrapbook having an outer binder shaped as a purse and containing pages therein. Each page has memorabilia that can include text, pictures and decorations therein.



Inventors:
Bianco, Michael (Malibu, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/856393
Publication Date:
05/12/2005
Filing Date:
05/27/2004
Assignee:
BIANCO MICHAEL
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
281/19.1
International Classes:
A45C13/36; A63H33/38; (IPC1-7): A45C13/36
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Primary Examiner:
MAI, TRI M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
RICHARD B. KLAR (MINEOLA, NY, US)
Claims:
1. A scrapbook purse comprising: an outer binder shaped as a purse; one or more rigid pages contained within an outer binder containing memorabilia on each said page; and binding means for fastening said outer binder said one or more rigid pages together.

2. The scrapbook according to claim 1 wherein said memorabilia includes pictures.

3. The scrapbook according to claim 1 wherein said memorabilia includes text.

4. The scrapbook according to claim 1 wherein said memorabilia includes decorations.

5. The scrapbook according to claim 1 wherein said one or more rigid page is adapted to be decorated with text by a user.

6. The scrapbook according to claim 1 wherein said one or more rigid page is adapted to be decorated with pictures by a user.

7. The scrapbook according to claim 1 wherein said rigid page is adapted to be decorated with decorations by a user.

8. The scrapbook purse according to claim 1 wherein said outer binder includes pockets.

9. The scrapbook purse according to claim 1 wherein said outer binder includes zippers.

10. The scrapbook purse according to claim 1 wherein said outer binder includes zippered pockets.

Description:

This is a non-provisional application of provisional application Ser. No. 60/519,199 by Michael Bianco filed on Nov. 12, 2003.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention is related to a scrapbook preferable for children. In particular, the present invention provides for a girl's purse that opens up to reveal scrapbook pages when looking inside the purse one finds scrapbook pages with decorations thereon.

2. The Prior Art

U.S. Pat. No. 6,600,810 to Doucet relates to a kit for creating a display of assorted memorabilia. The memorabilia is contained in a standard photo album book.

U.S. Pat. No. 3,316,669 to Nachbar relates a scrapbook having a rigid base material.

U.S. Patent to Hawkins discloses a heart-shaped album book.

It would be desirable to provide children's scrapbook containing memorabilia, including personalized text and objects adhered together where the outside is rigid material in the form of a purse.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides for a scrapbook having an outside binder, made of rigid material, formed as a purse, where the binder comprises a plurality of rigid sheets upon which a person's memorabilia can be attached. The memorabilia includes text and objects adhered together by various means and the pages can be decorated with gems and stickers.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows a perspective view of a first embodiment of the present invention in an assembled and closed state;

FIG. 2 shows a perspective view of the embodiment of FIG. 1 in an open state showing the content pages of the scrapbook purse;

FIG. 3 shows another sample page of the invention;

FIG. 4 shows another sample page of the invention;

FIG. 5 shows another sample page of the invention;

FIG. 6 shows another sample page of the invention;

FIG. 7 shows another sample page of the invention;

FIG. 8 shows another sample page of the invention;

FIG. 9 shows another sample page of the invention;

FIG. 10 shows a second embodiment of the invention showing another shape and handle for the scrapbook purse;

FIG. 11 shows a sample page contained inside the embodiment of FIG. 10;

FIGS. 12(A)-(F) illustrate one possible binder fastening or means for holding together the purse shaped outer binder and the pages contained therein wherein:

FIG. 12(A) shows the binder with the inner post inserted into the outer post;

FIG. 12(B) shows the binder with the post partially extended out of the inner post;

FIG. 12(C) shows the binder with the inner post removed from the outer post;

FIG. 12(D) shows a sectional view along the lines of 12(D)-12(D) of FIG. 12(A);

FIG. 12(E) shows a sectional view along the lines of 12E-12E of FIG. 12(B); and

FIG. 12(F) shows a sectional view along the lines of 12F-12F of FIG. 12(C).

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring now to the drawings, FIG. 1 shows a first embodiment of the present invention. The view discloses a purse-shaped outer binder (5)—a preferably heavy handle (6) and locking means (7). The outer binder (5) contains pages containing memorabilia on each of these pages (9,10 and 11) to provide a scrapbook for a child.

The outer binder (5) and the pages (9,10 and 11) are fastened together with a fastening or binding means (15). One example of the binding means (15) is shown in FIG. 1 and is described more fully in FIG. 11. The present invention is not limited to any one type of binding means. Other suitable binding means may be employed.

FIG. 2 shows the embodiment of FIG. 1 in an open state and reveals the scrapbook pages of the scrapbook purse. These pages can be seen more clearly in FIGS. 3-9 showing various shapes pages and pictures that can be decorated with text, graphics, stickers and jewelry. These pages in FIGS. 3-9 are only sample pages and are not intended to be limiting as to any variety, of page shapes or picture decorations or texts for these pages that can be included as pages of the scrapbook purse. These pages are preferably made of rigid material such as plastic or any other suitable material.

Further, the particular design, handle or shape of the scrapbook purse's outer binder can vary and a second embodiment is shown in FIG. 10. FIG. 11 illustrates another sample page of that can be placed at the scrapbook purse embodiment shown in FIG. 10.

The outer binder can have different decorations including zippered pockets (17) and pockets (18) as shown in FIG. 1 and decorations (19) and (20,21) in FIG. 10.

One embodiment of the binder is shown in FIGS. 12(A)-12(F). The binder can be formed of two parts; an outer post (left side) and an inner post (right hand side). The inner post can be removed or reinserted with respect to the outer post of the binder for fastening purposes. FIGS. 12(D), 12(E) and 12(F) show sectional views of FIGS. 12(A), 12(B), 12(C), respectively.

The scrapbook purse can also be packaged and sold as a kit in a plastic bag (not illustrated).

Having described herein above the preferred embodiments of the present invention, it is to be understood that the invention may be otherwise embodied within the scope of the appended claims.