US20070045370A1 - Case assembly including a knapsack connected detachably to a traveling case - Google Patents

Case assembly including a knapsack connected detachably to a traveling case Download PDF

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US20070045370A1
US20070045370A1 US11/248,636 US24863605A US2007045370A1 US 20070045370 A1 US20070045370 A1 US 20070045370A1 US 24863605 A US24863605 A US 24863605A US 2007045370 A1 US2007045370 A1 US 2007045370A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C5/00Rigid or semi-rigid luggage
    • A45C5/14Rigid or semi-rigid luggage with built-in rolling means
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C7/00Collapsible or extensible purses, luggage, bags or the like
    • A45C7/0018Rigid or semi-rigid luggage
    • A45C7/0045Rigid or semi-rigid luggage comprising a plurality of separable elements which can be used independently of one another
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F3/00Travelling or camp articles; Sacks or packs carried on the body
    • A45F3/04Sacks or packs carried on the body by means of two straps passing over the two shoulders

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A case assembly includes a traveling case, a knapsack, and a separable zipper fastener for connecting detachably the knapsack to a case body of the traveling case. The case body has a first casing part that confines a space for storing articles therein, and a second casing part that is coupled to the first casing part for covering and uncovering the space of the first casing part. The separable zipper fastener includes a first zipper tape provided on the second casing part, a second zipper tape provided on the knapsack, and at least one slider element movably attached to one of the first and second zipper tapes and operable for inter-engaging removably the first and second zipper tapes, thereby connecting detachably the knapsack to the second casing part of the traveling case.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
  • This application is a continuation-in-part (CIP) of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/210,054, filed by the applicant on Aug. 23, 2005.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The invention relates to a case assembly, more particularly to a case assembly that includes a knapsack connected detachably to a traveling case.
  • 2. Description of the Related Art
  • When on a trip, people usually take with them a wheeled traveling case for storing clothes, and a knapsack for storing smaller personal belongings. It is inconvenient to carry the knapsack while towing the traveling case.
  • In commonly owned co-pending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/210,054, there is disclosed a case assembly that includes a traveling case, a knapsack, and a set of male-female coupling units for coupling removably the knapsack to the traveling case.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The object of this invention is to provide a case assembly that includes a knapsack connected detachably to a traveling case.
  • Accordingly, a case assembly of this invention includes a traveling case, a knapsack, and a separable zipper fastener for connecting detachably the knapsack to the traveling case.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent in the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment with reference to the accompanying drawings, of which:
  • FIG. 1 is an assembled perspective view of the preferred embodiment of a case assembly according to the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a schematic side view of the preferred embodiment;
  • FIG. 3 is a partly exploded perspective view of the preferred embodiment; and
  • FIG. 4 is a rear view to illustrate a knapsack of the preferred embodiment.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Referring to FIGS. 1 to 4, the preferred embodiment of a case assembly according to the present invention is shown to comprise a traveling case 3, a knapsack 4, and a separable zipper fastener 5 for connecting detachably the knapsack 4 to the traveling case 3.
  • The traveling case 3 includes a case body 31 having a first casing part 311 that confines a space for storing articles therein, and a second casing part 312 that is coupled to the first casing part 311 for covering and uncovering the space of the first casing part 311. A set of foot posts 32 and a pair of wheels 33 are mounted on a bottom part of the first casing part 311. The traveling case 3 further includes a conventional retractable handle unit 34 provided on a rear side of the first casing part 311 opposite to the second casing part 312.
  • The knapsack 4 includes a bag body 41 and at least one shoulder strap 42 connected to and disposed at a rear side of the bag body 41. In this embodiment, there are two shoulder straps 42, each of which has opposite ends connected to the bag body 41. In practice, the shoulder straps 42 may be designed to be adjustable in length in any conventional manner. Moreover, the shoulder straps may be further modified for wrapping around the user's waist.
  • The separable zipper fastener 5 includes a first zipper tape 51 provided on an outer side of the second casing part 312 and arranged in the form of a loop that corresponds in size to the bag body 41 of the knapsack 4, a second zipper tape 52 provided on a periphery of the bag body 41, and at least one slider element 53 movably attached to one of the first and second zipper tapes 51, 52 and operable for inter-engaging removably the first and second zipper tapes 51, 52, thereby connecting detachably the knapsack 4 to the second casing part 312 of the case body 31 of the traveling case 3.
  • Because the knapsack 4 can be connected detachably to the traveling case 3 through the separable zipper fastener 5, there is no need to carry the knapsack 4 while towing the traveling case 3 when the case assembly of this invention is in use.
  • While the present invention has been described in connection with what is considered the most practical and preferred embodiment, it is understood that this invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiment but is intended to cover various arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and equivalent arrangements.

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1. A case assembly, comprising:
a traveling case including a case body;
a knapsack; and
a separable zipper fastener for connecting detachably said knapsack to said case body of said traveling case.
2. The case assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein said case body has a first casing part that confines a space for storing articles therein, and a second casing part that is coupled to said first casing part for covering and uncovering the space of said first casing part.
3. The case assembly as claimed in claim 2, wherein said separable zipper fastener includes a first zipper tape provided on said second casing part, a second zipper tape provided on said knapsack, and at least one slider element movably attached to one of said first and second zipper tapes and operable for inter-engaging removably said first and second zipper tapes, thereby connecting detachably said knapsack to said second casing part of said traveling case.
4. The case assembly as claimed in claim 3, wherein said knapsack includes a bag body and at least one shoulder strap connected to said bag body.
5. The case assembly as claimed in claim 4, wherein said first zipper tape is disposed on an outer side of said second casing part and is arranged in the form of a loop that corresponds in size to said bag body of said knapsack, and said second zipper tape is provided on a periphery of said bag body of said knapsack.
6. The case assembly as claimed in claim 5, wherein said traveling case further includes a retractable handle unit provided on said first casing part of said case body.
7. The case assembly as claimed in claim 5, wherein said traveling case further includes a set of foot posts and a pair of wheels mounted on said first casing part of said case body.
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