Title:
COVER FOR STRAPS OR HANDLES OF A BACKPACK, KNAP SACK, BAG, SATCHEL, POUCH, COMPUTER BAG, DUFFEL BAG, GUITAR BAG, BRIEFCASE, SUITCASE, SPORTS BAG, TOTE BAG, COOLER BAG, FANNY PACK, TRAVEL BAG, CARRYING BAG, SLING BAG, DAY PACK OR ANY TYPE OF CARRYING DEVICE WITH ANY TYPE AND ANY NUMBER OF STRAPS OR HANDLES.
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A cover for straps or handles of a backpack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying device with any type and any number of straps or handles.

Cover is generally tubular is shape and can be of many colors and designs. Cover can be made in many thicknesses and sizes and of many flexible materials.

Cover is generally elongated and tubular in shape with both ends of the tube open wherein said body may taper at its opposite ends. Cover fits over handles or straps of a back pack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying device with any type and any number of straps or handles.




Inventors:
Phillips, Wendi Leigh (Virginia Beach, VA, US)
Application Number:
11/856039
Publication Date:
03/19/2009
Filing Date:
09/15/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
294/137
International Classes:
A45F5/00
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Primary Examiner:
COGILL, JOHN M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WENDI PHILLPS (VIRINIA BEACH, VA, US)
Claims:
1. A cover for a length of strap or handle such as used on a backpack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying device with any type and any number of straps or handles. comprising an elongate body, wherein said body may tapes at its opposite ends and having a length corresponding or greater than a selected length of said strap, said body being formed of a flexible material and having a cavity extending longitudinally there through for the accommodation of said length of strap or handle.

2. A cover for a length of strap or handle such as an used on a backpack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying device with any type and any number of straps or handles comprising an elongate body having a length corresponding to a selected length of said strap, said body being formed of a flexible material and having a cavity extending longitudinally there through for the accommodation of said length of strap, and an access opening formed in said body in communication with said cavity and extending the full length of said body.

3. A cover for a length of strap such as an used on a backpack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying device with any type and any number of straps or handles generally tubular with both ends open to facilitate the ability of the straps or handles it is placed over to connect to the body of the backpack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying device, with the flexibility of the cover enabling the cover to conform closely and easily to the contours of the strap or handles it is placed on.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

A backpack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying devices have long been used to carry books, school supplies, camping gear, clothing, computers, sporting goods and any number of items. This embodiment is used as an accessory or an addition to a backpack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying device.

The present embodiment adds texture, color, design and comfort to the straps of a backpack, knap sack, bag, satchel, pouch, computer bag, duffel bag, guitar bag, briefcase, suitcase, sports bag, tote bag, cooler bag, fanny pack, travel bag, carrying bag, sling bag, day pack, or any type of carrying device and in addition adds a cushion to the strap which can make the carrying of said items more comfortable

2. Prior Art

Flexible, elongated tubular objects have been used to cushion seatbelts in a motor vehicle. Flexible, elongated tubular objects have also been used as leg warmers on human legs as fashion accessories and to keep the legs warm. Flexible, elongated tubular objects have been also been used to cover shopping cart handles.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A flexible strap cover constructed in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the invention comprises an elongate body formed of flexible material within which is a cavity for the accommodation of a length of strap as used in back packs, knap sacks, bags or satchels

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 Is of the present embodiment laying flat.

FIG. 2 Is of the present embodiment showing the opening to accommodate a strap or handle

FIG. 3 Is an example of how the present embodiment could be installed an item such as a back pack, knap sack, bag or satchel.

FIG. 4 Is of the present embodiment installed on an item such as a backpack.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A preferred embodiment of the invention is disclosed in the following description and the accompanying drawings, wherein:

101—Elongate body of the present embodiment

102A—Example of part one of a back pack strap, on which the present embodiment may be used.

102B Example of part two of a back pack strap, on which the present embodiment may be used.

103 Example of a back pack which is one of the many items on which the present embodiment may be installed on the straps or handles.

104—Cavity of the present embodiment to receive the strap or handle through which the strap or handle extends out through the opposite cavity end of said strap or handle.

105—Example of one of the types or means such an Annular elastic band that may be optionally used at each end of the present embodiment to assist in holding the present embodiment to an item such as a back pack.

The Preferred Embodiment

A cover constructed in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the invention comprises an elongate body (101 )formed of a flexible material and is of such length as to accommodate a selected strap (102A, 102B)on handle length of backpacks (103), knap sacks, bags or satchels.

Extending longitudinally of and completely through the body of the present embodiment is a cavity (104) having a width and height of such dimensions as to enable the cavity (104) snugly to accommodate the strap(102A, 102B) or handle of a backpack (103), knap sack, bag or satchel.

At each end of the present embodiment is an opening (104) wide enough to facilitate the straps (102A, 102B) or handles it is placed upon.

When applying the present embodiment to a strap (102A, 102B) or handle, the present embodiment should be placed on the strap (102A, 102B) or handle by unfastening the ends of the strap or handle (102A, 102B) from each other and sliding the present embodiment cover over the strap (102A, 102B) or handle and then re-attaching the strap (102A, 102B) to each other.

The disclosed embodiment is representative of a presently preferred form of the invention, but is intended to be illustrative rather than definitive thereof. The invention is defined in the claims.

Description

This invention relates to a removably attachable cover for the strap or handle of a backpack, knap sack, bag or satchel.

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