Title:
Portable pocket
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A Portable Pocket that is both unique and versatile. Although there is nothing unique about a pocket itself, it is in its design and function that sets it apart from anything else on the market. The extension of the hook and loop fastener past both top ends of the pocket makes it extremely strong. Without that extension beyond the pocket, when the pocket was filled it would simply pull on the top corners and eventually fall off. The hook and loop fasteners also makes it portable and can be attached to any smooth surface without the use of tools.



Inventors:
Emmerich, Todd Joseph (Medford, WI, US)
Application Number:
11/358820
Publication Date:
08/24/2006
Filing Date:
02/21/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D85/28
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Primary Examiner:
ELOSHWAY, NIKI MARINA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Todd J. Emmerich (Medford, WI, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A portable pocket for holding items and that also can be attached to many different surfaces and be moved to different locations, comprising: means for providing a extension on either side of the pocket to prevent pocket from detaching; and means for attaching portable pocket to many different surfaces.

2. The portable pocket in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a extension on either side of the pocket to prevent pocket from detaching comprises an extension.

3. The portable pocket in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for attaching portable pocket to many different surfaces comprises an attachment material.

4. A portable pocket for holding items and that also can be attached to many different surfaces and be moved to different locations, comprising: an extension, for providing a extension on either side of the pocket to prevent pocket from detaching; and an attachment material, for attaching portable pocket to many different surfaces.

5. The portable pocket as recited in claim 4, further comprising: a front panel, for forming pocket compartment.

6. The portable pocket as recited in claim 4, further comprising: a back panel, for forming pocket compartment, permanently attached to said front panel, and permanently attached to said attachment material.

7. The portable pocket as recited in claim 4, further comprising: an elastic, for holding items in pocket, permanently attached to said front panel.

8. A portable pocket for holding items and that also can be attached to many different surfaces and be moved to different locations, comprising: an extension, for providing a extension on either side of the pocket to prevent pocket from detaching; an attachment material, for attaching portable pocket to many different surfaces; a front panel, for forming pocket compartment; a back panel, for forming pocket compartment, permanently attached to said front panel, and permanently attached to said attachment material; an elastic, for holding items in pocket, permanently attached to said front panel; and a portable pocket, for <purpose>.

Description:

RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application, Ser. No. 60/655,060, filed Feb. 22, 2005, for MESH POCKET, by Todd Joseph Emmerich, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a portable pocket and, more particularly to a pocket that can be moved to different locations and be used for many different applications.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Pockets have been used in many applications for many years from textiles to the automotive industry. Manufactured in many different materials, sizes and shapes. But most are designed for a specific application and not meant to be removed. The problem with this type of pocket is if you would like to take the items that you store in these pockets with you, you would have to remove them from the pocket.

In resent years plastic storage totes and bins have become very popular. They are used for storing holiday decorations, hunting gear, camping gear and anything else you can fit in them. The one set back of these storage totes is the smaller items always end up on the bottom of the tote. So there becomes a need for a pocket on either the inside or the outside of the tote for these small items. The pocket should be portable as to be able to move it from one tote to another. Or from the tote to a camper, boat or RV without having to remove the items from the pocket it self.

Its not the size of the pocket or the materials used that is important but the design of the pocket that makes it not only portable but extremely strong.

Past inventors have come up with solutions for specific storage problems, but lack the versatility and most importantly the strength in their designs. Previous inventions are described, for example, in United States Patent NO. DES. 335,008, issued to David L. Abel for Clothes and Shoe Holder for Cloths Dryer and U.S. Pat. No. 6,105,844 issued to Waltes, Klein, Freese, Micoley and Klos for Cooler FIG. 10 secondary storage compartment.

It is therefore an object of the invention to provide storage for smaller items inside storage containers, boats, garages, homes, campers or RV's.

It is another object of the invention to provide a pocket that can be moved to different locations.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a Portable Pocket that is both unique and versatile. Although there is nothing unique about a pocket itself, it is in its design and function that sets it apart from anything else on the market. The extension of the hook and loop fastener past both top ends of the pocket makes it extremely strong. Without that extension beyond the pocket, when the pocket was filled it would simply pull on the top corners and eventually fall off. The hook and loop fasteners also makes it portable and can be attached to any smooth surface without the use of tools.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A complete understanding of the present invention may be obtained by reference to the accompanying drawings, when considered in conjunction with the subsequent, detailed description, in which:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a portable pocket in accordance with the invention; and

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view of a portable pocket in accordance with the invention.

For purposes of clarity and brevity, like elements and components will bear the same designations and numbering throughout the Figures.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of the Portable pocket 26, in accordance with the invention. The Front panel 16 and Back panel 18 of the Portable pocket 26 are simply sewn together and can be constructed of any type of material that can be formed into a pocket to hold items. Some materials may include, but are not limited to, cloth, mesh, plastics or metals. Types of closures that may be used to keep the pocket closed may include, but are not limited to, Elastic 14, cloth, snaps, hook and loop, zippers, ties or buttons. The Attachment material 12 is used to hold the Portable pocket 26 in position. Types of Attachment material 12 used could be, but are not limited to, hook and loop fasteners, cloth, plastics or metals. The Attachment material 12 must have Extension 10 on both sides of the pocket regardless of the type of material used. This Extension 10 is the main element in the invention.

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view of the Portable pocket 26, in accordance with the invention. The rear view shows more clearly the Attachment material 12 running along the top side of the pocket and the Extension 10, extending beyond both sides of the pocket. FIG. 2 also shows the Back panel 18.

In operation the Portable pocket 26 has the ability to hang from many different surfaces found in homes, automobiles, boats, campers and garages. When used with a hook and loop adhesive Attachment material 12, it becomes a Portable pocket 26, that can be moved from one location to another. The Portable pocket 26 could also be attached to a surface with hardware such as bolts, screws, clips or alike materials. It is not necessarily the pocket or its size that makes this invention unique. It is in its design and function that is like nothing else currently on the market. The key element of this invention is the Extension 10 of the Attachment material 12, extending past either side of the pocket along the top edge. This Extension 10 makes it extremely strong but yet can be removed and relocated, when hook and loop Attachment material 12 is used, with the contents of the pocket still inside. When the Portable pocket 26 is filled, the main pressure point is along the top edge where the Front panel 16 and Back panel 18 are attached to the Attachment material 12. Without Extension 10, extending past the Front panel 16 and Back panel 18 the pocket would simply fall off.

Thus, in summary, it can be seen that what is provided in this invention is a Portable pocket 26 that is unique in its design and function. FIGS. 1 and 2 show a simple sewn together version of the Portable pocket 26 consisting of a mesh Front panel 16, a cloth Back panel 18 and a hook and loop Attachment material 12. It is important to point out that the pocket itself could be made of many different materials and although a pocket is nothing new and the materials that may be used are readily available, it is the simple Extension 10 of the Attachment material 12 that makes the Portable pocket 26 like nothing else on the market. Our research has proven that with the Extension 10 of the Attachment material 12, the Portable pocket 26 can hold up to 100 times its own weight. Thus we believe its versatility will make it appealing and the uses will only be limited to the imagination.

Since other modifications and changes varied to fit particular operating requirements and environments will be apparent to those skilled in the art, the invention is not considered limited to the example chosen for purposes of disclosure, and covers all changes and modifications which do not constitute departures from the true spirit and scope of this invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is desired to be protected by Letters Patent is presented in the subsequently appended claims.