Title:
VACUUM ACCESSORY CADDY
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This invention relates generally to a carrier and organizational apparatus which is detachably mounted on a vacuum cleaner.



Inventors:
Stretton, Scott (Mountlake Terrace, WA, US)
Application Number:
12/191658
Publication Date:
02/18/2010
Filing Date:
08/14/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47L9/00
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Primary Examiner:
NGUYEN, DUNG V
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Priya Sinha Cloutier (Seattle, WA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed:

1. A carrier and organizational apparatus for detachably mounting on a vacuum cleaner comprising: a flexible body having a central section; at least a first attachment section (“FAS”) and second attachment section (“SAS”), where the FAS and the SAS extend from opposite sides of the central section; and a means to secure the inventive system to a vacuum cleaner;

2. the central section of claim 1 comprises: at least one central section appendage (“CSA”); at least one pocket;

3. the CSA of claim 2 comprises a CSA first end and a CSA second end, where the CSA first end is permanently attached to the central section and the CSA second end has a means to detachably secure it to the CSA first end;

4. the FAS of claim 1 comprises a FAS appendage;

5. the FAS appendage of claim 4 comprises a FAS first end and a FAS second end, where the FAS first end is permanently attached to the FAS and the FAS second end has a means to detachably secure it to the FAS;

6. the SAS of claim 1 comprises a SAS appendage;

7. the SAS appendage of claim 7 has a SAS first end and a SAS second end, where the SAS first end is permanently attached to the SAS and the SAS second end has a means to detachably secure itself it to the SAS;

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCES TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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INCORPORATION-BY-REFERENCE OF MATERIAL SUBMITTED ON A COMPACT DISC

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BACKGROUND

This invention relates generally to a carrier and organizational apparatus which is detachably mounted on a shop vacuum. The shop vacuum can be of any size.

Shop vacuums are used in both commercial and residential setting for cleaning different kinds of messes. Because shop vacuums have a cumbersome geometry, there is no effective way to store or move shop vacuum accessories such as, the shop vacuum's hose or hose extensions, or cleaning supplies. Although some shop vacuums may have built in storage areas for items such as accessories, when the shop vacuum is taken over rough terrain or stairs, for example, the accessories fall out of the built in storage area. Also, most shop vacuums do not have a place to wrap and stow away the electrical cord. Most shop vacuum users simply wrap the cord around the body of the shop vacuum. However, the cord is not secure usually unraveling at the most inopportune moment. The purpose of this invention is to provide users of a shop vacuum with a carrier and organizational apparatus that will resolve the aforementioned issues.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates generally to a carrier and organizational apparatus which is detachably mounted on a vacuum cleaner.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent in the following detailed descriptions of the preferred embodiment with reference to the accompanying drawings, of which:

FIG. 1 is an elevation view of the carrier and organizational apparatus;

FIG. 2 is a detail view of the central section appendage;

FIG. 3 is detail view of the first and second attachment section appendage;

FIG. 4 is a detail view of how the carrier and organizational apparatus may be attached to the shop vacuum;

FIG. 5 is an elevation view of the carrier and organizational apparatus on a shop vacuum.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is described more fully hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which preferred embodiments of the invention are shown. This invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set for herein; rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete and will fully convey the scope of the invention to those skilled in the art.

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 5, the present invention is carrier and organizational apparatus which is detachably mounted on a shop vacuum. The carrier and organizational apparatus 10 comprises a flexible body having a central section 20 and at least a first attachment section 30 and second attachment section 40 extending from opposite sides of the central section 20. The central section has at least one pocket 80,81 sufficient in depth to securely accommodate shop vacuum accessories, cleaning supplies, among others.

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the central section 20 has at least one central section appendage (“CSA”) 50 which is used to hold the electrical cord of a shop vacuum in place. The CSA 50 comprises a length of material having a CSA first end 51 and a CSA second end 52. The CSA first end is permanently attached to the CSA. In the preferred embodiment, the CSA second end 52 is detachably secured to the CSA first end 51 by a hook and loop system such as VELCRO®. However, the CSA second end 52 can be detachably secured to the CSA first end 51 by snaps, buttons, a male and female end buckling system, among others.

Referring to FIG. 1, FIG. 3 and FIG. 5, the shop vacuum's hoses are looped and stored through the first attachment section (“FAS”) 30 and the second attachment section (“SAS”) 40. The FAS 30 has a FAS appendage 60. The FAS appendage 60 has a FAS first end 61 and a FAS second end 62. In the preferred embodiment, the FAS first end 61 is permanently attached to the FAS 30 and the FAS second end 62 is detachably secured to the FAS 30 using a hook and loop system such as VELCRO®. However, the FAS second end 62 can be detachably secured to the FAS 30 by snap, button, a male and female end buckling system, among others.

The SAS 40 has a SAS appendage 70. The SAS appendage 70 has a SAS first end 71 and a SAS second end 72. In the preferred embodiment, the SAS first end 71 is permanently attached to the SAS 40 and the SAS second end 72 is detachably secured to the SAS 40 using a hoop and loop system such as VELCRO®X. However, the SAS second end 72 can be detachably secured to the SAS 40 by snap, button, a male and female end buckling system, among others.

Referring to FIG. 4, the carrier and organizational apparatus 10 has a means to secure it to a shop vacuum. In the preferred embodiment the means to secure 80 the carrier and organizational apparatus 10 to the shop vacuum is a hoop and loop system such as VELCRO®. However, the means to attach can be a snap, a male and female end buckling system, among others.