GB2385142A - Luggage weighing gadget - Google Patents

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GB2385142A
GB2385142A GB0203208A GB0203208A GB2385142A GB 2385142 A GB2385142 A GB 2385142A GB 0203208 A GB0203208 A GB 0203208A GB 0203208 A GB0203208 A GB 0203208A GB 2385142 A GB2385142 A GB 2385142A
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Amal Ghosh
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • A45F5/10Handles for carrying purposes
    • A45F5/102Handles for carrying purposes with means, e.g. a hook, receiving a carrying element of the hand article to be carried
    • A45F5/1026Handles for carrying purposes with means, e.g. a hook, receiving a carrying element of the hand article to be carried the carrying element being flexible, e.g. plastic bag handle
    • A45F5/1046Handles for carrying purposes with means, e.g. a hook, receiving a carrying element of the hand article to be carried the carrying element being flexible, e.g. plastic bag handle and supported above the grip surface of the carrying handle
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C13/00Details; Accessories
    • A45C13/26Special adaptations of handles
    • A45C13/28Combinations of handles with other devices
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01GWEIGHING
    • G01G19/00Weighing apparatus or methods adapted for special purposes not provided for in the preceding groups
    • G01G19/52Weighing apparatus combined with other objects, e.g. furniture
    • G01G19/58Weighing apparatus combined with other objects, e.g. furniture combined with handles of suit-cases or trunks

Abstract

The luggage weighing gadget uses an electronic, mechanical or strain gauge weight sensing system, which displays the weight of the luggage as LED, as shown in 2 on the attached drawing, as the device is slipped under the handle of the luggage and pulled. The gadget may be made integral to any luggage, so that it will register the weight when lifted by the handle. The gadget may be set to tell the weight audibly, for the benefit of visually impaired people. With this gadget the luggage can be weighed without putting it on a scale or hanging it from a scale.

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I HANDY LUGGAGE WEIGHING GADGET This invention relates to device for measuring the weight of a luggage, when or after packing.

As the airline or other carriers stipulate a maximum weight for a luggage, so in case of a luggage weighing over the limit, the passenger will have to pay excess baggage fare at the terminal.

This invention solves that problem. The device is slipped under the handle and as the luggage is pulled up, it will register the weight of the luggage.

The weight mechanism may be electronic or mechanical and may use strain gauge weight sensing system. In case of electronic system, the weight will be shown as LED display.

Figure 1 shows the weighing mechanism.

Figure 2 shows the LED display.

The device will work in such a way that when the luggage is not weighed, it will remain in the off position. As it is used to weigh the luggage, it will trigger the on switch. This will save the battery life.

The device may be set up to tell the weight audibly, for the benefit of the visually impaired people.

Electronic controls and the battery may be housed in the underside of the gadget.

The device may be made of metal, plastic or any soft materials for comfortable handling. One side of the body may be made adjustable to accommodate wider handles.

The gadget may be made integral to any luggage, so that it will register the weight when lifted.

A flash light arrangement may be incorporated with the device, so the the device may be used as a flash light.

The device may also be used to measure the maximum thumb or finger pressure that may be exerted on the device.

Claim: The luggage can be weighed without putting it on a scale or hanging it from a scale.

Claims (11)

  1. CLAIMS 1. A handy luggage weighing gadget comprising an adjustable sliding device to accomodate wider handles, as the device is slipped under the handle and as the lugage is pulled up, it will register the weight of the luggage as LED display or similar.
  2. 2. A handy luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 1 will remain in the off position, when the luggage is not weighed, thus saving the battery life.
  3. 3. A handy luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 2 may be electronic or mechanical and may use strain gauge weight sensing system.
  4. 4. A handy luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 3 will display the weight in LED, if using electronic system.
  5. 5. A handy luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 4 may be set to tell the weight audibly for the benefit of visually impaired people.
  6. 6. A handy luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 5 may be made integral to any luggage, so that it will register the weight of the luggage, when lifted.
  7. 7. A handy luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 6 may be made to generate a wireless signal, when the luggage is put on the gadget and pulled, in turn it will activate a mechanism at the check in counter and will display the correct weight of the luggage, thus saving time at the check in counter.
  8. 8. A luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 7 will house
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    the electronic controls, battery and operating mechanisms in the under side of the gadget.
  9. 9. A luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 8 may incorporate a flash light arrangement, so that the device may be used as a flash light also.
  10. 10. A luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 9 will be made of metal, plastic or any other soft materials for comfortable handling.
  11. 11. A luggage weighing gadget as claimed in claim 10 may also be used in the medical field for the measurement of fingure pressure exerted by any person on the device and this will be displayed as LED.
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EP1568298A2 (en) * 2004-02-27 2005-08-31 Orietta Lincetto Removable multi-purpose hanger
GB2411966A (en) * 2004-02-13 2005-09-14 Travelite Ltd Weighing device for travel baggage
GB2414655A (en) * 2004-06-02 2005-12-07 Adedeji Oluwafisayo Ogunnaike Self-weighing travel bag
GB2433427A (en) * 2005-12-22 2007-06-27 Steven David Povey Suitcase having means for weighing its contents
US7271353B1 (en) 2006-01-18 2007-09-18 Tfb Global Llc Scale which indicates a relative force applied between two attachment points
US7281615B2 (en) * 2002-12-16 2007-10-16 Trg Accessories, L.L.C. Weight determining mechanism for a backpack or other luggage
US7378604B2 (en) 2005-11-12 2008-05-27 Ricardo Beverly Hills Luggage with built-in weight measurement device and method of use
US7404506B1 (en) 2003-09-05 2008-07-29 Ross Anthony C System and related methods for preventing back injury
US7501591B1 (en) 2007-08-29 2009-03-10 Cesar Muniz Device for measuring and annunciating weight of luggage articles
EP2316301A1 (en) * 2009-11-03 2011-05-04 Pegatron Corporation Balance for a luggage case
CN102374890A (en) * 2010-08-12 2012-03-14 财团法人工业技术研究院 Flexible weighing system
GB2484721A (en) * 2010-10-21 2012-04-25 Malcolm John Thorne Luggage with integral weighing device
US8485329B1 (en) 2010-04-28 2013-07-16 Liliane Roy Luggage bag having a handle incorporating a scale for weighing the bag
US8575500B1 (en) * 2010-11-18 2013-11-05 Edward J. Genet, Sr. Hand-held electronic luggage scale device

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GB957360A (en) * 1962-04-24 1964-05-06 Andrew Douglas Farquhar Improvements in and relating to suit cases, luggage grips and the like
DE2060208A1 (en) * 1970-12-08 1972-06-15 Heinrich Koller A device for force measurement by a handle
GB1308915A (en) * 1969-10-16 1973-03-07 Kay E Hand luggage
WO1984004027A1 (en) * 1983-04-11 1984-10-25 Vesa Koivisto Bag with weighing device
FR2639432A1 (en) * 1988-11-21 1990-05-25 Michon Maurice Device making it possible to evaluate the relative weight of an item of luggage

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GB957360A (en) * 1962-04-24 1964-05-06 Andrew Douglas Farquhar Improvements in and relating to suit cases, luggage grips and the like
GB1308915A (en) * 1969-10-16 1973-03-07 Kay E Hand luggage
DE2060208A1 (en) * 1970-12-08 1972-06-15 Heinrich Koller A device for force measurement by a handle
WO1984004027A1 (en) * 1983-04-11 1984-10-25 Vesa Koivisto Bag with weighing device
FR2639432A1 (en) * 1988-11-21 1990-05-25 Michon Maurice Device making it possible to evaluate the relative weight of an item of luggage

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US7281615B2 (en) * 2002-12-16 2007-10-16 Trg Accessories, L.L.C. Weight determining mechanism for a backpack or other luggage
US7404506B1 (en) 2003-09-05 2008-07-29 Ross Anthony C System and related methods for preventing back injury
GB2411966A (en) * 2004-02-13 2005-09-14 Travelite Ltd Weighing device for travel baggage
EP1568298A2 (en) * 2004-02-27 2005-08-31 Orietta Lincetto Removable multi-purpose hanger
EP1568298A3 (en) * 2004-02-27 2007-09-05 Orietta Lincetto Removable multi-purpose hanger
WO2005117636A1 (en) * 2004-06-02 2005-12-15 Adedeji Oluwafisayo Ogunnaike Travel bags
US7439456B2 (en) 2004-06-02 2008-10-21 Adedeji Oluwafisayo Ogunnaike Travel bag weighing system
GB2414655B (en) * 2004-06-02 2007-08-01 Adedeji Oluwafisayo Ogunnaike Travel bags
GB2414655A (en) * 2004-06-02 2005-12-07 Adedeji Oluwafisayo Ogunnaike Self-weighing travel bag
US7378604B2 (en) 2005-11-12 2008-05-27 Ricardo Beverly Hills Luggage with built-in weight measurement device and method of use
GB2433427A (en) * 2005-12-22 2007-06-27 Steven David Povey Suitcase having means for weighing its contents
US7271353B1 (en) 2006-01-18 2007-09-18 Tfb Global Llc Scale which indicates a relative force applied between two attachment points
US7501591B1 (en) 2007-08-29 2009-03-10 Cesar Muniz Device for measuring and annunciating weight of luggage articles
EP2316301A1 (en) * 2009-11-03 2011-05-04 Pegatron Corporation Balance for a luggage case
JP2011099851A (en) * 2009-11-03 2011-05-19 Pegatron Corp Baggage case attachment
US8485329B1 (en) 2010-04-28 2013-07-16 Liliane Roy Luggage bag having a handle incorporating a scale for weighing the bag
CN102374890A (en) * 2010-08-12 2012-03-14 财团法人工业技术研究院 Flexible weighing system
GB2484721A (en) * 2010-10-21 2012-04-25 Malcolm John Thorne Luggage with integral weighing device
US8575500B1 (en) * 2010-11-18 2013-11-05 Edward J. Genet, Sr. Hand-held electronic luggage scale device

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