Title:
Reusable Bag for Shopping Cart
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A reusable bag for a shopping cart, includes a body of synthetic or natural cloth; and at least one strap adapted to be secured to the body. Each strap includes at least one first opening with which a user is adapted to grasp the strap, two openings for mounting the strap on a frame in an upright position, two openings for receiving two extremities of the body to secure the strap to the body, a central hook for removably securing the strap to a shopping cart and two end hooks for reinforcing securement of the strap to the shopping cart.



Inventors:
Rolim De, Oliveira Livia Maria (Lauro de Freitas, BR)
Application Number:
12/234205
Publication Date:
04/09/2009
Filing Date:
09/19/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
383/16, 383/23, 383/105
International Classes:
B65D33/10; B65D33/00; B65D33/06; B65D33/14
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Primary Examiner:
WEEKS, GLORIA R
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
RICHARD M. GOLDBERG (HACKENSACK, NJ, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. (canceled)

2. Reusable bag for a shopping cart, comprising: a body of synthetic or natural cloth; at least one strap adapted to be secured to said body, each said strap including: at least one first opening with which a user is adapted to grasp the strap, two openings for mounting said strap on a frame in an upright position, and two openings for receiving two extremities of the body to secure the strap to the body, a central hook for removably securing the strap to a shopping cart and two end hooks for reinforcing securement of the strap to the shopping cart.

3. Reusable bag for a shopping cart, comprising: a cloth body; two straps adapted to be secured to opposite sides of said body, each said strap including: at least one first opening with which a user is adapted to grasp the strap, and at least one hook for removably securing the strap to a shopping cart.

4. Reusable bag for a shopping cart according to claim 3, wherein said at least one hook includes a central hook for removably securing the strap to a shopping cart, and at least one end hook for reinforcing securement of the strap to the shopping cart.

5. Reusable bag for a shopping cart according to claim 4, wherein there are two said end hooks.

6. Reusable bag for a shopping cart according to claim 3, wherein each said strap includes two openings for mounting said strap on a frame in an upright position.

7. Reusable bag for a shopping cart according to claim 3, wherein said body includes extremities, and each said strap includes two openings for receiving two said extremities of the body to secure the strap to the body.

8. Reusable bag for a shopping cart according to claim 7, wherein said extremities, after being received through said respective openings, are secured to said body.

9. Reusable bag for a shopping cart according to claim 8, wherein said extremities, after being received through said respective openings, are sewn to said body.

Description:

This request for a utility model has as its object a reusable bag for shopping carts. More specifically a strap to which a reusable bag is fixed using pressure or needlework, this bag to be fixed in shopping carts through gravity in order to substitute plastic bags or bags made of other disposable material during shopping in supermarkets.

Traditional disposable plastic bags used for carrying goods in supermarkets are well known as well as returnable bags that are not fitted to the shopping cart.

Regarding the large utilization of traditional bags, certain drawbacks should be considered, as for instance, the fact that they are not biodegradable and take hundreds of years to be decomposed by the environment, causing irreversible ecologic harms.

Another problem is the fact that these plastic bags or other disposable bags are reused to store domestic garbage and then discarded in sanitary landfills or abandoned in the environment.

Another problem with the already existent reusable bags is that they cannot be easily fitted into the shopping carts.

The persons involved, retail stores and consumers, are lead to search for alternatives to substitute traditional bags.

In light of these problems and in an attempt to overcome them, a reusable bag has been developed to be fitted to conventional shopping carts. Being reusable for several years, the model object of the current request is more economical than plastic bags or other disposable packaging.

The script intended for the use of this utility model consists in taking them empty to the supermarket in the desired amount according to the purchasing volume or according to the internal cubic capacity of the cart. The purchases are made in a selective manner, separating non-compatible products such as food and cleaning chemicals, placing them inside the empty bags. After completing his/her purchases, the person goes to the check out counter, where the goods are placed on the conveyor belt, thus emptying the bags, and preparing said same reusable bags to be re-filled with the goods after payment.

The bag, object of this request for utility model, is composed of two parts: a strap and a bag. This strap has sections at its extremities or in its central section, which enable quick engaging through gravity to the lateral longitudinal frame inside the carts. They are easily removed from the cart after shopping.

The utility model may be more easily understood through the detailed description together with the attached figures:

FIG. 1 shows a frontal view of the strap detailing the surface that engages in the shopping cart.

FIG. 2 shows a top view of two straps detailing the surface that engages in the shopping cart.

FIG. 3 shows a bottom view of the strap.

FIG. 4 shows a rear view of the strap detailing the surface on the opposite side of FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 shows a perspective view of the strap detailing the front of the strap that engages in the shopping cart.

FIG. 6 shows a perspective view of the strap detailing the back of the strap, on the opposite side of FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 shows a perspective view of the reusable bag including the straps

FIG. 8 shows a lateral view of the reusable bag on the side where its strap engages by gravity in the shopping cart.

FIG. 9 shows a lateral view of the reusable bag on the side of the strap that is in the longitudinal direction of the shopping cart.

FIG. 10 shows a top view of the reusable bag on the side of the strap that is in the longitudinal direction of the shopping cart.

FIG. 11 shows a perspective view of the two reusable bags with straps inside the shopping cart.

Pursuant to what is illustrated in the above-mentioned figures related to the reusable bag, the object of the current utility model includes a strap (10) which has a flat surface with an area that fits the hand (11), two diametrically opposite and round holes (12) for fixation to a frame in order to keep the bag in an upright position, facilitating the placement of goods, two horizontal openings diametrically opposite (13) for insertion of the reusable bag projection, an elevated area (14) for central engaging of the bag on the lateral border of the cart and two lateral and diametrically opposite hooks (15) for engaging of the edge of the reusable bag on the shopping cart, a reusable bag made of synthetic or natural cloth (17) with two extremities (16) that engage the straps where they are fixed by sewing or by pressure buttons or other closing processes.

Obviously the bag may be obtained in different sizes and capacities so as to comply with different needs and cart sizes.