Title:
Security backpack
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The security backpack is a flexible pack adapted to be carried on a person's back and is designed to be worn only in a reversed position, the straps being attached in such a manner that the pack can only be worn in this backward position. The pack is designed with a large flap covering the two exterior front zippered pockets, the flap pocket, the handle, the flap lock and the pack drawstring. This design makes the backpack comfortably smooth on the front side facing the bearer. The unadorned back surface of the pack faces out. The flap underside has a zippered opening accessible only when the flap is lifted which is designed to hold airline tickets, etcetera. A flexible handle under the flap enables the bearer to hold the bag while accessing the exterior pockets and flap pocket. The backward design and covering flap make this pack secure.



Inventors:
Brown, Delores J. (Mesa, AZ, US)
Brown, Jason R. (Tempe, AZ, US)
Application Number:
11/084266
Publication Date:
09/15/2005
Filing Date:
02/28/2005
Assignee:
BROWN DELORES J.
BROWN JASON R.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45F4/02; (IPC1-7): A45F4/02
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Primary Examiner:
LARSON, JUSTIN MATTHEW
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Ms. Dolores J. Brown (Mesa, AZ, US)
Claims:
1. a flexible backpack assembly adapted to be carried on the back of a person comprising a front panel, a back panel, a chamber between said panels, having a bottom, an open top, two zippered pockets and a continuous drawstring contained in a closed 1° carrier sewn around the entire top opening, with a pair of shoulder straps secured to the front of said pack such that, with said straps positioned over the shoulders of the person, said front panel faces the person and the unencumbered backside of said bag faces out.

2. a flexible backpack as in claim 1, wherein a large flap covers the front pair of zippered pockets, a security lock, which secures said flap to front side of said backpack, a drawstring and lock, and a zippered pocket sewn in the underside of the flap to carry airline tickets, passports, and the like.

3. a backpack as in claim 1, wherein a handle is exposed when the covering flap is lifted for the bearer to be able to hold while accessing the front zippered pockets or the flap underside zippered pocket.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Appl. No. 60/549,037

Filed: Mar. 1, 2004

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not Applicable

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE, OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISC APPENDIX

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Current U.S. Class 224/153

This invention relates to a novel type of backpack for women or men, designed to be worn on the back. The present invention relates generally to carriers and, more particularly, to a backpack.

The flap on the backpack is sewn to the back of the backpack and overlaps the pockets and opening to the backpack and is fastened by a center lock to the front of the backpack which faces the back of the wearer when positioned on the wearer's back. The flap itself is long and wide enough to carry airline tickets and passports. The zipper is at the bottom of the flap when the backpack is closed and the flap is secured. When the flap is raised, the zipper is then at the top of the flap, thereby allowing the wearer to have easy access to these items. The flap covers two zippered pockets of which the smaller pocket is designed to carry cash and credit cards and the larger pocket is designed for sunglasses. The uniqueness of this invention is such that because the backpack is completely reversed, it is impossible for anyone to remove the wearer's property from the backpack while the person is properly wearing the backpack.

Particularly in urban areas, theft of backpack pocket contents has become a major concern An individual's backpack pockets may be picked without the wearer being aware. Backpack pockets in plain view can be an open invitation to thieves.

There are many previously known backpacks of this type comprising a front panel, a rear panel and a bottom, which together, define an article carrying chamber. A pair of shoulder straps is attached to the pack so that, with the shoulder straps positioned over the shoulders of the user, the pack is supported on the back of the wearer. Such backpacks are frequently used by students for carrying books and supplies, travelers for carrying personal possessions and business individuals to work for carrying personal supplies and lunch.

The problem with these previously known backpacks, however, is that there are multiple pockets on the outside front and sides which face the public. All existing backpacks for sale at the present time have the pockets on the outside and facing out, therefore, making easy access to the pockets to anyone who might be behind the wearer of the backpack. This new invention in backpack design, safeguards the wearer's valuables, credit cards and money, even if the backpack is cut or split by someone from behind. The pockets are safe against the wearer's back and only the actual theft of the backpack itself will allow the criminal to obtain the wearer's property.

U.S. Pat. No. 4,490,858 concerns a pocket for a garment that is designed to prevent pick-pocketing and which is provided with an attachment to the pocket opening that issues an alarm whenever the interior of the pocket is accessed.

U.S. Pat. No. 6,488.189 concerns a backpack with a covering flap over the opening with the flap opening facing out which is not a deterrent to thieves.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,285,833 concerns a panel of material having a fold along which the panel of material is folded to create an interior surface of the panel of material being substantially concealed when the panel of material is in a folded state, which is not designed to be worn on the back.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,950,895 concerns a backpack with pockets on the outside of the bag facing out.

U.S. Pat. No. 6,230,952 concerns a backpack that has compartments or pockets covered by a flap to keep items in place; however, the flap is located on the bottom back which faces out when being carried on the back.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides a backpack assembly which overcomes all of the above-mentioned disadvantages of the previously known devices.

The uniqueness of this invention is that the straps are attached in such a manner that the bearer cannot place it on its person except backward. A pair of shoulder straps is secured to the pack with the straps positioned over the shoulders of the person and is supported on the back of the person. The present invention further comprises a flap that has a zippered pocket on the inside of said flap which covers the opening to the backpack and a lock to secure said flap to the pack front. The said flap when in place covers two zippered pockets located on the front of said pack.

The front panel including the opening lock and covering flap face toward the bearer's back, while the unadorned back surface of the backpack is facing away from the bearer. Because of the covering flap, the front of the pack is smooth on the bearer's back. The backward design, interior handle and covering flap make this pack secure.

The lined interior of said pack has one large open pocket that can be used to carry a water bottle or other non-secure objects which face the back of the pack while two interior zippered pockets face the front of the pack.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A better understanding of the present invention will be had upon reference of the following detailed description, when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein like reference characters refer to like parts throughout the several views, and in which:

FIG. 1 is a front view of the backpack wherein the flap is shown in a downward position, closed and locked over the hidden zippered flap pocket, the two front pockets, the handle, the pack closure drawstring and lock and the flap pocket lock.

FIG. 2 is a front view of the backpack wherein the flap is shown open and raised exposing the hidden zippered flap pocket, the two front exterior pockets, the handle, the pack closure drawstring and lock and the flap pocket lock.

FIG. 3 is a back view of the backpack showing the unadorned backside of the pack when closed.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The backpack assembly of the present invention comprises a pack having a front panel, a rear panel and a bottom which are secured together with a chamber in between the panels. Articles, such as school books, personal possessions and the like, are stored within the chamber. A pull cord provides access to the chamber so that articles can be removed from and placed within the backpack chamber as desired.

The straps of the backpack are attached in such a manner that the bearer cannot place it on its person except backward. The unadorned surface of the backpack faces out while the opening and pocket front side of the pack faces the bearer. Because of the covering flap, the front of the pack is comfortably smooth on the bearer's back. The reverse design and covering flap make this pack secure.

A pair of shoulder straps is secured to the pack in such a way that, with the straps positioned over the shoulders of the person, the front panel and covering flap face toward the bearer's back, while the back of the backpack is facing away from the person. Furthermore, with the shoulder straps positioned over the person's shoulder, the backpack is supported on the back of the person. The interior of the pack and the pockets cannot be accessed in any way without removal of the pack from the bearer's back.

Two additional zippered pockets are located inside the pack against the wearer's back for additional secured items. There is a large interior open pocket centered against the outside wall of the pack so that if the pack is slit from behind, the criminal will possibly only be able to access a water bottle or other non-valuable article. Backpacks now being sold have the water bottle holder outside the pack on one side making the pack lopsided. Our backpack is perfectly balanced because of this feature.