Title:
Luggage hugger
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The relative size of stretch fabric band in regards to the width and circumference and the general application to luggage suggest an unique and hovel use apart from all other similar formed bands of stretch fabric.



Inventors:
Burns, Lucia Louise (Scottsdale, AZ, US)
Application Number:
11/027258
Publication Date:
07/06/2006
Filing Date:
01/03/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45C13/30
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Primary Examiner:
MAI, TRI M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Hartman Titus (Phoenix, AZ, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. The use of patterned and/or solid stretch fabric formed into a continuous band and applied to luggage for the purpose of identification.

2. The use of stretch fabric band from claim 1 applied to luggage for the purpose of visually unifying multiple and/or different pieces of luggage.

3. The use of stretch fabric band from claim 1 applied to luggage for the purpose of creating user specific colors and patterns allowing for personal expression and/or promotion.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED TOPICS

Not Applicable

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

There are a variety of colored identification tags, belts, and locks intended to assist in the quick identification of one's own luggage; however the homogenous designs are somewhat self-defeating. After purchasing a new set of black luggage I realized I would have difficulty recognizing it at the airport and wished there was something as simple as a tube top to pull over it to make it stand out.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide users with colors and patterns for Luggage Huggers which can be custom ordered and sewn in any quantity to provide the user with unique luggage, identifiable at a distance and also unifying the mismatched luggage of all members of a group, large or small. The Luggage Huggers are easily pulled over a piece of luggage and snuggly placed around the middle section of the bag. While there are many bags with yarn and ribbons tied to the handles, a bag with the owners own pattern of Luggage Hugger is identifiable the second it reaches the carousel.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

(FIG. 1A) Depicts a Luggage Hugger with a solid portion of a spandex type fabric and a patterned portion of a spandex like fabric as sewn into a continuous band.

(FIG. 1B) Depicts a Luggage Hugger as applied to a piece of luggage.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

As shown in the drawings, the present invention is directed to a stretch band of fabric comprising two equally sized pieces of fabrics of different colors and patterns.

Fabric A (as indicated in the drawing) is sewn once, outside in and lengthwise, forming a slim tube of stretch fabric open at each end. Fabric is then returned to right side out with finished seam exposed.

Fabric B (as indicated in the drawing) is sewn once, outside in and lengthwise, forming a slim tube of stretch fabric open at each end. Fabric is then returned to right side out with finished seam exposed.

Both pieces of Fabric (A and B) are then placed in an finished side in position and the open ends are sewn together allowing for lengthwise center seam to remain on the interior of the finished band. Fabric A end sewn to Fabric B end. Repeated at both opened ends until a continuous band of stretch fabric is form with the lengthwise center seam on the inside of tube.