Title:
Art by hollis international wearbags
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Art By Hollis International WearBags™ (hereinafter called “WearBags”), is a new, original, non-obvious, novel idea where a carrier/travel bag can also be worn as an item of clothing. Conversely, an item of clothing is converted and transformed into a carrier, travel bag or purse, including any other name for a bag used for carrying items in a confined space. The wearBag is a carrier bag, travel bag, purse or any other named bag, that is carried for the use of transporting items inside and transformed and converted to become an item of clothing to be worn by males and females, adults and children.

The Wearbag™ is an Interchangeable and transformable carrier bag to clothing item, such as a jacket and other items of clothing. The conversion and interchangeable bag to apparel item and apparel item to bag is transformed by the use of metal hardware, including zippers, snaps, sewing techniques, folding and hiding portions of the garment in hidden compartments, created to become a bag or apparel item to be worn as clothing.

The apparel is transformed from a carrier/travel bag or purse, to include different types of transformed apparel including, jackets, coats, shirts, slacks, skirts, blouses, poncho, capes, pants and any other item of clothing.

The Wearbags™ are constructed interchangeably in such a way to be converted and/or transformed from a carrier bag, including other types of bags or purses into various items of apparel, including jackets, coats, shirts, slacks, skirts, blouses, poncho, capes, pants and any other item of clothing.




Inventors:
Mccray-clark, Hollis (US)
Clark, Charles Henry (US)
Application Number:
11/732471
Publication Date:
10/02/2008
Filing Date:
04/02/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/93, 150/112, 224/153, 224/577
International Classes:
A41D3/02; A45C1/02; A45F4/00; A45F4/02
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Primary Examiner:
QUINN, RICHALE LEE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Hollis McCray-Clark, Esq. & Charles H. Clark, Esq. (Woodland Hills, CA, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. Art By Hollis International LLC is a small entity company and has filed as a small entity company.

2. The Art By Hollis international WearBag, (herein named “wearbag”) is a new, novel, original, non-obvious independent, idea created by Hollis McCray-Clark, Esq. and Charles Henry Clark, Jr., Esq.

3. Hollis McCray-Clark, Esq. and Charles Henry Clark, Jr., Esq. are the sole joint owners and sole original creators of the Art By Hollis International Wearbags depicted in this patent application.

4. The wearbag is a bag that a person can also wear. It is also an item of clothing that a person can convert, transform, interchange into a carrier bag, travel bag, purse or any other named bag that is used to transport items within a confined space carried by an individual from location to location or used simply in one location. The wearbag is a bag that can be used as a carrier bag, travel bag; purse or any other named bag carried on the shoulder, by hand or pulled on wheels or in any other fashion. The wearbag is shown in drawings attached to this application.

5. The wearbag is created by the use of hidden compartments, pockets, by the use of zippers, snaps, drawstrings and any other hardware, metal, plastic, cloth enclosures and attachments.

6. The wearbag is created by a non-obvious method to transform a carrier bag into clothing and alternatively an item of clothing, for example a jacket into a bag. Zippers, snaps, strings, and other connectors may be used to create the wearbag. The technique and creation of novel hidden compartments are used to create the carrier bag, when in use.

7. When the wearbag is in apparel form, i.e. jacket, there is a non-obvious method of using carrier bag straps, hidden in waistbands. The straps for the carrier bag can also be hidden in various other locations of the garments, to be later used to carry the carrier/travel/tote bag or other type of bag.

8. There are various locations for the straps, pockets linings drawstrings, zippers, snaps, hardware, and other items to be located on the clothing which transforms and converts into a carrier/travel/gym/tote type bag.

9. The focus of this patent is the transformation of a carrier type bag into an item of clothing. The carrier bag disappears when the wearbag is worn as an item of apparel, i.e. jacket.

10. Alternatively, the clothing item previously transformed and created, disappears when the wearbag transforms into a carrier, gym, travel, tote bag or purse, including any other type of bag.

11. The wearbag is a useful item, in that it can be used to carry items inside of the bag. When the wearbag is used as a carrier bag the clothing item disappears and is hidden from view in novel, unknown, unseen and secret compartments.

12. The wearbag is made of many different fabrics, including, denim, leather, cotton, twill, plastic, wool, cashmere, stretch fabrics and any other fabrics that can be manufactured, sew, assembled and made into clothing and a carrier, travel, gym, tote, purse or other types of carrier bags. Wearbags are made in many different sizes, shapes, colors, fabrics, styles, lengths, quality, weight, etc.

13. Six (6) pages of drawings are submitted with this patent application to show the drawings of the wearbags and the specifications of the basic wearbags. The wearbags convert from a jacket to a carrier bag and can be converted back to a carrier bag again, according to the novel, non-obvious and new techniques used to create this idea.

14. There are two (2) separate sets of wearbags shown in the drawings converted from a jacket to carrier type bag attached hereto this application.

15. Front of Jacket shown on page 1 of 6 of the drawings submitted with this patent application depicts a final jacket, previously converted from a carrier type bag. There are double hook metal zippers running in a square formation around the front of the jacket. The zippers run across the chest area and along the sides of the front portion of the jacket.

16. There are two pockets located at the top of the jacket, in the area of the chest. There are snaps running up and down the jacket and snaps located on the bottom of the sleeves at the wrist area and along the bottom of the jacket along the waist area, around the back and front of the jacket. There are two upside down hidden pockets for use when the jacket is converted to a carrier bag.

17. Inside of the wearbag in the jacket form, indicated on page one (1), there is a zipper hiding the lining and pouches to be used once the jacket is turned into a carrier bag. While in the jacket form, the lining of the purse is hidden in a secret compartment. There is an inside lining of the jacket in the waist area inside of a zippered pouch running the length of the back of the inside of the jacket.

18. The jacket is decoratively sewn up and down the length of the front and back of the jacket. There is a collar on the jacket and long sleeves on the jacket that gather at the wristband.

19. Back of Jacket shown on page 1 of 6 depicts a two sided zipper running across the top of the jacket, horizontally, at shoulder level. There are two sided zippers and seams and stitches running vertically, down the two sides of the jacket across from each other.

20. The wearbag on page 2 of 6 is shown in the carrier/travel bag conversion or transformation form. Page two depicts the lining bag that is detachable from the jacket and carrier bag. The liner bag is either hidden in the secret zippered location in the waistband or it can be used separately to hold items once the bag is converted to a jacket and worn. There are snaps running through the center of the bag and along the top of the bag. There is a zipper running around the perimeter of the bag to hold the bag together from all three sides (bottom and two sides).

21. The Second wearbag is depicted on page 3 of 6. This bag has a zipper running around the perimeter of the bag on three sides. There are metal snaps running up the center of the bag and along the top perimeter of the bag in a horizontal direction.

22. The second wearbag in the jacket form is depicted on page 4 of 6—The double sided zippers are placed across the chest area in a horizontal position. The zippers travel across the chest to the arm area and the zippers travel under the armpit and around the back of the jacket up to the back of the shoulders. Snaps run along the bottom of the front and back panels of the jacket, along with seams and a collar at the top of the jacket. The jacket has long sleeves and the sleeves are gathered at the wrist and attached to a waistband.

23. Page 5 of 6 depicts the patterns used to create the wearbags.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

After the original filing date of this application, Mar. 29, 2007, we applied and paid for an International Patent application designating the United States pursuant to PCT, Our International Patent application number is PCT/US2007/007926 and the filling date is Mar. 30, 2007.

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

Art By Hollis International Wearbags™ are all purses, all purpose, travel, carrier, tote, shopping and not limited to gym bags that are used for many purposes, in that Wearbags™ are used as a garments, clothing, outerwear they perform via simple manipulation and transformation into travel, tote, purses, all-purpose, shopping, gym bags and are easily interchangeable between clothing item's and carrier bags for the purpose of carrying various items of materials, such as books to clothes and other objects and wearbags have the capability of many different uses by owning just one simple product, thereby saving large sums of money. The wearbags are used for any purpose including shopping, travel, school, gym, business, yoga and for the transportation of any types of goods. When going to a concert, a person can take snacks in the bag in the afternoon. By evening, the bag can be transformed into a jacket, coat, shirt, cape, poncho, skirt, slacks or any other items of clothing to be worn. The wearbags are made out of various types of fabrics. When traveling in cars, on planes, cars, trains an extra bag can be taken in luggage or on the plane as a jacket. Prior art illustrates products that merely transform a coat to a bag or a bag to a coat. With no room to actually carry anything inside of the bag, because all of the room is taken by the item of clothing which is now transformed and manipulated to supposedly act as an independent bag. This is the only product that acts independently when used for all of its intended purposes, including bags and outerwear clothing that do not wrinkle and can be cleaned normally and manipulated easily by taking portions of the wearbag apart in almost seconds for full use.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Art By Hollis International Wearbags™ are all purses, all purpose, travel, carrier, tote, shopping and not limited to gym bags that are used for many purposes, in that wearbags are used as a garments, clothing, outerwear they perform via simple manipulation and transformation into travel, tote, purses, all-purpose, shopping, gym bags and arm easily interchangeable between clothing items and carrier bags for the purpose of carrying various items of materials, such as books to clothes and other objects and wearbags have the capability of many different uses by owning just one simple product, thereby saving large sums of money. The wearbags are used for any purpose, including shopping, travel, school, gym, business, yoga and for the transportation of any types of goods. When going to a concert a person can take snacks in the bag in the afternoon. By evening, the bag can be transformed into a jacket, coat, shirt cape, poncho, skirt, slacks or any other items of clothing to be worn.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

1. FIG. 1 illustrates one of the Wearbags™ presented herein, to show the wearbags convert from outerwear to a carrier type bags and may be converted back to a carrier bag again, according to the novel, non-obvious and new techniques used to create this idea.

2. There are three types of wearbags illustrated in the drawings converted from a jacket to carrier type bag attached hereto this application.

3. Front of Jacket shown in the drawings submitted with this patent application depicts a final jacket, previously converted from a carrier type bag. There are double hook metal zippers running in a square formation around the front of the jacket. The zippers run across the chest area and along the sides of the front portion of the jacket.

4. There are two pockets located at the top of the jacket, in the area of the chest. There are Snaps running up and down the jacket and snaps located on the bottom of the sleeves at the wrist area and along the bottom of the jacket along the waist area, around the back and front of the jacket. There are two upside down hidden pockets for use when the jacket is converted to a carrier bag.

5. Inside of the wearbag in the jacket form, indicated on page one (1), there is a zipper hiding the lining and pouches to be used once the jacket is turned into a carrier bag. While in die jacket form, the lining of the purse is hidden in a secret compartment. There is an inside lining of the jacket in the waist area inside of a zippered pouch running the length of the back of the inside of the jacket.

6. The jacket is decoratively sewn up and down the length of the front and back of the jacket. There is a collar on the jacket and long sleeves on the jacket that gather at the wristband.

7. Back of jacket as a two sided zipper running across the top of the jacket, horizontally, at shoulder level. Theme are two sided zippers and seams and stitches mining vertically, down the two sides of the jacket across from each other.

8. The wearbags shown in the carrier/travel bag conversion or transformation form. Page two depicts the lining bag that is detachable from the jacket and carrier bag. The liner bag is either hidden in the secret zippered location in the waistband or it can be used separately to hold items once the bag is converted to a jacket and worn. There are snaps running through the center of the bag and along the top of the bag. There is a zipper running around the perimeter of the bag to hold the bag together from all three sides (bottom and two sides).

9. The second wearbag is depicted with a zipper running around the perimeter of the bag on three sides. There are metal snaps running up the center of the bag and along the top perimeter of the bag in a horizontal direction.

10. The second wearbag in the jacket form is depicted with the double sided zippers are placed across the chest area in a horizontal position. The zippers travel across the chest to the arm area and the zippers travel under the armpit and around the back of the jacket up to the back of the shoulders. Snaps run along the bottom of the front and back panels of the jacket, along with seams and a collar at the top of the jacket. The jacket has long sleeves and the sleeves are gathered at the wrist and attached to a waistband.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

FIG. 1. The wearbags can be used in two different forms, as outwear and as a carrier/travel/gym bag and vice versa. This wearbag refers to claim number one. This is a photo of the front of one of the Art By Hollis International Wearbags. The bag can be made from many different fabrics such as cotton, denim, leather, vinyl, wool, etc. Anything that can be converted to outerwear can be fabric used for wearbags. The wearbags can be used in two different forms, as outerwear and as a carrier/travel/gym bag and vice versa.

FIG. 1 illustrates the front view of the wearbag. Item #1 illustrates the strap of the handbag or carrier bag is depicted. Item #3 illustrates one of the many snaps on the strap of the handbag or carrier/tote bag. Item #2 illustrates a strap used to secure and keep the bag closed. Item #4 illustrates a metal snap on the top portion of the wearbag used to securely close the bag. Items #6 and #7 illustrates the drawstrings which close the wearbag securely and reflect ornamental style to the wearbag. Number 5 illustrates one of the snaps used as a fastening device in the transition to the outwear the wearbag becomes. Number 12 illustrates the front of the purse, carrier bag or tote bag. Numbers 13 and 14 illustrate the location of the closed zippers running alongside the sides of the wearbag. Items #8 and #11 illustrates pockets on the front of the wearbag. Number illustrates fasteners that are metal snaps on the front of the wearbag. Number 10 illustrates the front of the bag where the snaps are attached.

FIG. 2 illustrates an alternative Art By Hollis International Wearbag, This FIG. 1-A illustrates a Replacement Sheet of an Art By Hollis International Wearbag. The items are illustrated similarly as FIG. 1 with two additions. Items 15 and 16 illustrate hidden pockets on the top front portion of the bag. Item #15 is located at the top of the carrier/handbag/gym bag. Directly under the top portion of the bag where the strap goes across the top of the bag. The following items are similar to #1 in FIG. 1. Item #1 illustrates the strap of the handbag or carrier bag. Item #3 illustrates one of the many snaps on the strap of the handbag or carrier/tote bag. Item #2 illustrates is a strap used to secure and keep the bag closed. Item #4 illustrates a snap on the top portion of the wearbag used to securely close the bag. Items 6 and 7 illustrate the drawstrings which close the wearbag securely and reflect ornamental style to the wearbag. Number 5 depicts one of the snaps used as a fastening device in the transition to the outerwear the wearbag becomes. Number 12 illustrates the front of the purse, carrier bag or tote bag.

Numbers 13 and 14 illustrates the location of the closed zippers running alongside the sides of the wearbag. Items 8 and 11 illustrate pockets on the front of the wearbag. Number 9 illustrates fasteners that are snaps on the front of the wearbag. Number 10 illustrates the front of the bag where the snaps are attached.

FIG. 3—Illustrates the beginning of the conversion end transformation of the WEARBAG, carrier bag/purse/gym/travel bag into outerwear. Items #13 and 14 illustrates the metal or plastic zippers which are located from the bottom to the top, along the sides of the wearbag. Items 6 and 7 illustrates the two draw strings coming out of the bottom of the wearbag. The drawstring goes through the inside of de waistband and comes out through the front bottom portion of the wearbag as it converts into outerwear. Item 2 illustrates the strap of the bag used to secure the bag and secure the closure of the bag. It is located at the bottom of the bag, hanging at the bottom of the wearbag. Item #1 is located at the bottom of the wearbag. This strap is connected to the bottom of the wearbag. This strap was previously located at the top of the purse, carrier/travel/gym/bag, enabling handling of the bag, by holding the strap at top of the bag. Items #8 and #11 illustrates two (2) pockets on the top front of the wearbag. Item #9 illustrates the metal snaps on the front of the wearbag.

FIG. 4—Illustrates the same wearbag as in FIG. #3 with the difference of a wearbag illustrated without drawstrings as depicted in FIG. 3. Item #10 illustrates the front portion of the wearbag where the metal snaps are placed to close the front of the wearbag. The metal snaps are used to close and secure the wearbag. Item #4 illustrates the waistband at the bottom of the wearbag. Item #12 illustrates the front potion of the wearbag. Item #9 illustrates the metal snaps that constitute the metal enclosures on the front of the wearbags. Items 13 and 14 illustrates the location of the zippers starting at the top of the wearbag going down along the sides of the wearbags. Items 8 and 11 illustrate pockets on the front of the wearbag. Item 12 depicts the front of the wearbag. Item #1 is a belt at the bottom of the wearbag. The strap was previously used as a strap or handle for the wearbag in the form of the purse/carrier bag/travel bag. Item 12 connects to the waistband, item #1 illustrated with metal straps connecting item #1 to item #4. FIG. 4 is identical to FIG. 3 without the drawstrings at the bottom.

FIG. 5—Item #17 illustrates the collar of the wearbag as it comes out of the previous carrier bag to transform into outerwear. Items #18 and 19 illustrates the shoulders and top front portions of the wearbag coming out of the previous carrier bag. Items 13 and 14 illustrate zippers opening the top portions of the wearbag, going down the sides of the wearbags. Item #12 illustrates the front of the wearbag. Item 9 illustrates the location of the metal snaps on the waistband of the wearbag. The snaps connect the waistband #9 with the previous strap and #1. Items 6 and 7 illustrate 2 drawstrings on the front bottom of the wearbag.

FIG. 6 Illustrates the identical version of the wearbag with drawstrings #6 and #7 at the bottom used to create a fitted version of the outerwear which is a wearbag.

Items #17, 18, 19, 13, 14, 19,4,1 and 2 serve the identical purposes as the same illustrations in FIG. 4 without the drawstrings.

FIG. 7 illustrates the method of converting the travel/carrier/gym bag or purse into outerwear. Portion #20 illustrates right sleeve coming out of the carrier bag to transform into outerwear. Portion #21 illustrates the left sleeve still inside of the wearbag not yet fully transformed or converted into outerwear. Portion #2 at the bottom of the wearbag illustrates the strap previously used to close the carrier wearbag. Drawstrings #6 and #7 are illustrated at the bottom of the wearbag to be used to make the jacket fitted for outerwear as another option and form of wearing the wearbag, Item #1 is the strap used for the carrier/travel bag and is now used as a belt at the bottom of the outerwear, snapped to the waistband, with metal snaps. Item #4 with Items #17,18,19,8 and 11 illustrate the same features as depicted in FIG. 6.

FIG. 8 illustrates the beginning of the transition for the carrier bag aspect of the wearbag to Sac outerwear as illustrated by portion numbers 20, 1 (previous strap on top of bag),6, 7, 11, 13, 14 (zippers), 17, 18, 19 and number 2.

FIG. 9 illustrates the identical transition from bag to outerwear as depicted in number 8 without the drawstrings for a different fashion design to accommodate, men, woman and children.

FIG. 10—illustrates the left arm coming up and out of the bag though the zippers to resemble outerwear to begin to complete the transition and conversion to outerwear, by numbers 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 13, 14, 20, 21, 9,1 15 &16 (hidden pockets.

FIG. 11—Illustrates a complete transition to outerwear, 13 and 14 illustrate the portions of the outerwear where the zippers are located to unzip into the outerwear and through the other portions indicated by numbers 1 21 as indicated in FIG. 10.

FIG. 12—illustrates the back of the outerwear wearbag through numbers 1 through 29.

FIG. 13 through 17 illustrates the completed wearbags including the front, back and inside portions of the wearbags.