Title:
Flight Caddy Travel Case
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A flight caddy travel case consists of a travel case and airplane backseat organizer made of flexible material having a rectangular shape and folding in the center, closing securely with zipper(s), snaps, hook and loop or other fastener. The flight caddy travel case, referred to as case throughout this document has a strap secured in the center of the case so that it can loop over the fastener of an airplane tray table. When the case is opened, the bottom portion of the case may be tucked inside the seat pocket of the airplane seat in front of the passenger. The interior of the case consists of various pockets for devices used during flight, such as reading material, music devices, toiletry articles and other items needed during a flight.



Inventors:
Sartee, Jan (Ventura, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/177900
Publication Date:
01/28/2010
Filing Date:
07/23/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
190/115, 190/119, 190/124, 190/109
International Classes:
A45C13/00; A45C3/00; A45C13/10
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Primary Examiner:
MAI, TRI M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jan Sartee (Ventura, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A flight caddy travel case for containing, protecting and transporting articles used during flights or train travel which can be attached to the airplane seat in front of the passenger for easy access to contents. Flight caddy travel case is comprised of a body of a flexible material, rectangular in shape, which folds in the center and closes with zippers, snaps, hook and loop or other fasteners while containing personal articles used during flight. At the top of the case is a strap or hook for attaching the case to the fastener of the airplane tray table on the back of the seat in front of the passenger. The interior of the case consists of various pockets, sized for devices used during flight, such as books, newspapers, magazines, headphones, music devices, personal media players, medications, eyeglasses, toiletry articles and other items that are needed during a flight. D-rings attached to each side of the case allow a strap to be added for transport. Flight caddy travel case may be stowed inside a larger carry-on bag, purse or backpack. The bottom portion of the flight caddy travel case can be tucked inside the pocket of the seatback in front of the passenger while the top portion is still attached to the seat.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a backseat organizer and travel case that contains, protects and transports articles that are frequently used in-flight or during train travel allowing easy access to articles from the back of the seat in front of the passenger.

Travelers frequently carry articles on-board to make their flight or train travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Items such as personal media players, eyeglasses, laptop computers, reading materials, pens, toiletries and medications, that are frequently accessed during flight must be stowed underneath the seat in front of the passenger or in an overhead bin. The traveler must continually get up out of their seat or bend over and reach underneath their seat to access these articles. Frequently, the traveler stows personal articles in the seat back pocket and forgets the items when disembarking. Flight caddy travel case can be attached to the back of the airline seat in front of the passenger for easy access to contents during flight so that frequently-used items do not have to be stowed beneath the seat in front of the passenger or in an overhead bin. Items are less likely to be lost, forgotten or damaged in the flight caddy travel case.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An object of this invention is to provide easy access to frequently used articles during airplane or train travel. Frequently-used carry-on items can be transported together in the flight caddy travel case and can be easily accessed from the backseat in front of the passenger. When the tray table is in use, the traveler can stow the flight caddy travel case underneath the seat and later re-attach it to the back of the seat without disturbing the passenger in front of them. Personal articles do not get left behind in the seat, on the floor, or in the seat pocket.

DRAWING

The drawing shows the open flight caddy travel case. Pockets of various sizes and configurations line the interior of the flight caddy travel case. Padded pockets are sized to hold small items such as eyeglass, personal media players; mesh pockets are designed to hold toiletry articles and TSA compliant 3-1-1 toiletry kits. Larger pockets hold items such as magazines, newspapers, file folders, books, headphones or small laptop computer and are placed at the bottom of the flight caddy travel case. This lower portion can be tucked inside the seat pocket so as not to inhibit movement of other passengers needing to access aisles. By tucking the bottom portion of the flight caddy travel case inside the seat pocket, these larger, heavier items will not shift or cause injury in case of turbulence.

The drawing shows a center section with pen loops and no pocketing, allowing the case to fold in the center and close securely with its contents inside. Further, the drawing shows a loop on the top of the case that can be attached to the tray table on the seatback in front of the passenger. The loop could be made of nylon webbed strapping. A hook could also serve this function, or the case could be attached to the back of the seat with a strap and hook and loop closure around the seatback. The drawing indicates double zipper closure around the perimeter of the case, but alternatively could close with snaps, compression straps or other fasteners. On each side of the case is a d-ring for attaching a carrying strap.