Title:
Notebook computer bag
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A notebook computer bag includes an upper cover, a lower cover, a connection part and a fastener. The upper cover comprises an upper-interior surface and an upper-exterior surface, and the lower cover also comprises a lower-interior surface and a lower-exterior surface. The connection part connects the upper cover with the lower cover. The fastener positioned between the upper cover and the lower cover for fastening the upper cover and the lower cover or unfastening the upper cover and the lower cover. The notebook computer bag comprises at least one elevating element disposed on the lower-interior surface. At least one elevating element may be detachable or height-adjustable.



Inventors:
Huang, Gwo-shu (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
11/905642
Publication Date:
09/25/2008
Filing Date:
10/03/2007
Assignee:
Huang, Gwo-shu (Taipei City, TW)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D85/00
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Primary Examiner:
WEAVER, SUE A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS, PLLC (ALEXANDRIA, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A notebook computer bag for holding a notebook computer comprising: an upper cover comprising an upper-interior surface and an upper-exterior surface; a lower cover comprising a lower-interior surface and a lower-exterior surface; a connection member positioned between the upper cover and the lower cover for connecting the upper cover and the lower cover; a fastener positioned between the upper cover and the lower cover for fastening the upper cover and the lower cover or unfastening the upper cover and the lower cover; and at least one elevating element disposed on the lower-interior surface.

2. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the thickness of the at least one elevating element is substantially greater than 0.35 cm.

3. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the at least one elevating element is detachable.

4. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 3, wherein the thickness of the at least one elevating element is substantially greater than 0.15 cm.

5. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 3, wherein the at least one elevating element is fastened to the lower-interior surface with Velcro.

6. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 3, wherein the at least one elevating element provides a different height.

7. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 6, wherein the thickness of the at least one elevating element is substantially greater than 0.1 cm.

8. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the at least one elevating element provides a different height.

9. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 8, wherein the thickness of the at least one elevating element is substantially greater than 0.1 cm.

10. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 8, wherein the at least one elevating element is a compressible elastic element.

11. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 10, wherein the thickness of the at least one elevating element is substantially greater than 0.35 cm.

12. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the connection portion further comprises an opening.

13. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 12, wherein the opening is openable.

14. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 13, wherein the opening is provided by Velcro.

15. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the upper-interior surface further comprises at least one screen fastening element.

16. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the upper cover or the lower cover further comprises a heat conducting material.

17. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the upper cover or the lower cover further comprises an electromagnetic pulse-proof material.

18. The notebook computer bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the lower-exterior surface further comprises a non-slip material.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a notebook computer bag, and more particularly, to a notebook computer bag having superior cooling capabilities and ease of access.

2. Description of the Related Art

Computers have become a necessary element for modern life, and portable notebook computers are even more popular with road warriors and students. For travel purposes, users often buy a specific type of bag to carry the notebook computer. Cooling is a primary operational factor for notebook computers, and most of the cooling vents in a notebook computer are located along the bottom or the sides of the notebook computer. As a result, when a notebook computer is placed in the prior art bag, the cooling vents are covered by the bag, and there may be insufficient space in the bag for proper cooling, both of which can cause the notebook computer to overheat.

Additionally, while using the notebook computer, a user may need to connect the notebook computer to a peripheral device, such as a mouse, a power supply, a projector or a memory stick. Generally, a battery of the notebook computer or the various ports for theses peripheral devices are located on the back of the notebook computer, and there is insufficient space between the bag and the notebook computer to position the wires for these peripheral devices. Hence, the user must remove the notebook computer from the bag to establish the desired connections or change the battery, which is very inconvenient for the user.

Therefore, it is desirable to provide a notebook computer bag that provides superior cooling capabilities and ease of access to mitigate and/or obviate the aforementioned problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A main objective of the present invention is to provide a notebook computer bag that provides superior cooling capabilities and ease of access.

In order to achieve the above-mentioned objective, the notebook computer bag of the present invention comprises: an upper cover comprises an upper-interior surface and an upper-exterior surface; a lower cover comprises a lower-interior surface and a lower-exterior surface; a connection portion connected to the upper cover and the lower cover; a fastener positioned between the upper cover and the lower cover for fastening the upper cover and the lower cover or unfastening the upper cover and the lower cover; and at least one elevating element disposed on the lower-interior surface. Furthermore, the at least one elevated element can be detachable and able to provide different height.

The connection portion of the notebook computer bag further comprises an opening. The opening is openable and can provide access to the notebook computer to the slots or ports for connecting to various to peripheral devices or to change a battery of the notebook computer.

The upper cover or the lower cover of the notebook computer bag may further comprise heat conducting material so that heat generated by the notebook computer may be conducted away from the notebook computer by the heat conducting material.

The upper cover or the lower cover of the notebook computer bag may further comprise an electromagnetic pulse-proof material, and the electromagnetic pulse-proof material may be coated on the upper-interior surface, the upper-exterior surface, the lower-interior surface or the lower-exterior surface or may be inserted into the upper cover or the lower cover. With this structure, most of electromagnetic pulses are contained within the notebook computer bag.

Other objects, advantages, and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the first embodiment holding a notebook computer according to the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a foldable Velcro element of the second embodiment according to the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a third embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a plurality of columns in the third embodiment according to the present invention.

FIGS. 7(a) and (b) are cross-sectional views of an opened state and a closed state of a fourth embodiment according to the present invention.

FIGS. 8(a) and (b) illustrate an opened state and a closed state of a fifth embodiment according to the present invention.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a sixth embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Please refer to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2. FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the first embodiment holding a notebook computer. A notebook computer bag 10 of the present invention comprises an upper cover 20, a lower cover 30, a connection portion 40 and a fastener 60. The upper cover 20 comprises an upper-interior surface 21 and an upper-exterior surface 22. The lower cover 30 comprises a lower-interior surface 31 and a lower-exterior surface 32. The connection portion 40 is connected to the upper cover 20 and the lower cover 30. The fastener 60 positioned between the upper cover 20 and the lower cover 30 for fastening the upper cover 20 and the lower cover 30 or unfastening the upper cover 20 and the lower cover 30. The notebook computer bag 10 additionally comprises at least one elevating element 50 disposed on the lower-interior surface 31. When the notebook computer 90 is placed in the notebook computer bag 10, the at least one elevating element 50 may be used to increase the distance between the rear portion of the bottom of the notebook computer 90 and the lower-interior surface 31 to form a cooling space, thus permitting circulating air to remove heat generated by the notebook computer 90. In this embodiment, the thickness of the at least one elevating element 50 is substantially greater than 0.35 cm so that a large enough cooling space may be formed to improved the cooling efficiency.

The at least one elevating element 50 of the notebook computer bag 10a may be detachable from the lower-interior surface 31. In this embodiment, the at least one elevating element 50 is attached to the lower-interior surface 31 using Velcro; therefore, the lower-interior surface 31 may be partially or entirely covered with Velcro. With Velcro, the user may freely adjust the location of the at least one elevating element 50 on the lower-interior surface 31 so as to avoid obstructing the cooling vents on the bottom of the notebook computer. Moreover, the at least one elevating element 50 may be corresponded to the bottom structures of different notebooks to adjust the location. It means that the at least one elevating element 50 may be adjusted to the elevating portions of the bottom of the notebook, accordingly, providing a better elevating effect for the notebook. Under the circumstances, the thickness of the at least one elevating element 50 may be decrease and is substantially greater than 0.15 cm.

To steadily position the notebook computer 90 within the notebook computer bag 10, the upper-interior surface 21 of the notebook computer bag 10 further comprises a plurality of screen fastening elements 23 disposed on the left corner and the right corner of the upper-interior surface 21. After placing the notebook computer 90 at the proper position, the plurality of screen fastening elements 23 are used to engage the screen of the notebook computer 90 with the upper cover 20. The plurality of screen fastening elements 23 may be attached to the upper-interior surface 21 by any suitable means, such as sewing, gluing or using Velcro. Additionally, a plurality of elastic cushion elements may be disposed in the four corner positions of the lower-interior surface 31, and provide shock-resistance to the notebook computer bag 10 during travel. One or several pockets may also be added to the upper cover 20 or the lower cover 30 that provide space into which the user may place documents or other computer peripheries.

Please refer to FIG. 3 and FIG. 4. The at least one elevating element 50 may provide different heights on the lower-interior surface 31. In this embodiment, the at least one elevating element 50 is a foldable Velcro element 50a; when the user needs to adjust the height of the computer or increase the cooling space between the computer and the lower-interior surface 31, the user may fold the foldable Velcro element 50a from two sides to the center to provide a greater height. The thickness of the foldable Velcro element 50a is substantially greater than 0.1 cm so that the user will enable to arbitrarily adjust the foldable Velcro element 50a to a specific height.

Please refer to FIG. 5 and FIG. 6. In this embodiment, the at least one elevating element 50 of the notebook computer bag 10b are a plurality of columns 50b and are attached to the lower-interior surface 31 with Velcro. The user may freely adjust the position of the plurality of columns 50b on the lower-interior surface 31. The plurality of columns 50b may be placed in the four corners to support and stabilize the notebook computer; when the user requires increased cooling capabilities or a larger cooling space, the plurality of columns 50b may be stacked together to provide an even greater height for the computer. The thickness of each column 50b is substantially greater than 0.1 cm so that the user will enable to arbitrarily stack the plurality of columns 50b to a specific height.

In additional, the at least one elevating element 50 may be replaced by a compressible elastic element 50c. Please refer to FIGS. 7(a) and (b), which are cross-sectional views of an opened state and a closed state of a fourth embodiment according to the present invention. In this embodiment, when the notebook computer 90 is placed in the notebook computer bag 10c, the elastic element 50c may be used to lift up the notebook computer 90 so that the notebook computer 90 does not directly contact the lower-interior surface 31 and a cooling space is formed. Subsequently, circulating air may remove the heat generated by the notebook computer 90. When the user closes the upper cover 20 of the notebook computer bag 10c to close the notebook computer 90, the elastic element 50c is compressed; consequently, some space may be saved and the thickness of the notebook computer bag 10c may also be reduced, which may be easier for traveling. When the notebook computer bag 10c is opened again, the elastic force of the elastic element 50c returns the elastic element 50c back to the original state. The elastic element 50c in this embodiment may be foam, a spring or an elastic plastic element. The thickness of the elastic element 50c is substantially greater than 0.35 cm so that a large enough cooling space may be formed to improved the cooling efficiency.

Please refer to FIGS. 8(a) and (b). FIGS. 8(a) and (b) show an opened state and a closed state of a fifth embodiment according to the present invention. The connection portion 40 of notebook computer bag 10d may further include an opening 42, and the opening 42 may be openable. Since the back of the notebook computer 90 may locate a battery or many various slots or ports for connecting to peripheral devices, the opening 42 provides access to those slots or ports or to change the battery without requiring removal of the notebook computer 90 from the notebook computer bag 10d. The opening 42 may also improve the cooling abilities of the notebook computer bag 10d. In this embodiment, the openable opening 42 is provided by Velcro 42a, which may be opened and closed easily. Alternatively, the opening 42 may be provided by a zipper, buckles, or any other equivalent element.

The upper cover 20 or the lower cover 30 of the notebook computer bag 10 may further comprise a heat conducting material. When the notebook computer 90 is placed in the notebook computer bag 10, to improve cooling, the upper cover 20 or the lower cover 30 may further partially or entirely include the heat conducting material so that heat generated by the notebook computer 90 can be conducted away from the notebook computer by the heat conducting material; the heat conducting material may thus serve as a heat sink to be used as cooling area to avoid poor cooling effects caused by concentrated heating.

To shield a user from electromagnetic pulses, the upper cover 20 or the lower cover 30 of the notebook computer bag 10 may further comprise an electromagnetic pulse-proof material, and the electromagnetic pulse-proof material may be coated on the upper-interior surface 21, the upper-exterior surface 22, the lower-interior surface 31 or the lower-exterior surface 32, or may be inserted into the upper cover 20 or the lower cover 30. With this structure, most of electromagnetic pulses are contained within the notebook computer bag 10.

Please refer to FIG. 9. FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a sixth embodiment of the present invention. The lower-exterior surface 32 of a notebook computer bag 10e further comprises a non-slip material 33. Usually, users place the notebook computer on a table or on their laps; the non-slip material 33 may help to increase the friction between the notebook computer bag 10e and the surface upon which it is placed.

Although the present invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.