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US20070090007A1
US20070090007A1 US11/553,277 US55327706A US2007090007A1 US 20070090007 A1 US20070090007 A1 US 20070090007A1 US 55327706 A US55327706 A US 55327706A US 2007090007 A1 US2007090007 A1 US 2007090007A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C11/00Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C11/00Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00
    • A45C2011/003Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00 for portable computing devices, e.g. laptop, tablet, netbook, game boy, navigation system, calculator
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F2200/00Details not otherwise provided for in A45F
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    • A45F2200/0525Personal portable computing devices, e.g. laptop, tablet, netbook, game boy, navigation system, calculator

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A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop includes a first sheet to form the bottom of the laptop cover, a second sheet to cover the top of the laptop cover and a storage section between the first sheet and the second sheet with access through the side of the laptop cover.

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    PRIORITY
  • The present invention claims priority under 35 USC section 119 based upon provisional application Ser. No. 60/730,508 filed on Oct. 26, 2005.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • As technology has developed, computers have become more powerful, yet also more compact and lightweight. Various notebook or laptop computers are widely available, from manufacturers including, for example, Compaq, IBM, Apple, NEC, Toshiba, etc. These computers generally have a base section containing a keyboard, disk drives, power supply, and other components. A screen or upper section is generally attached to the base section by a hinge, so that the upper section can be pivoted upwardly during use. The upper section typically includes the screen, speakers, and occasionally other controls or components. When the computer is not in use, the screen is folded flat against the base, forming a compact package. The screen section is held closed by a latch. The upper and lower sections or housings are often made of hard plastic, to offer some level of protection against impact, spilled liquids, and other adverse environmental conditions. However, the hard plastic case or housings are themselves subject to abuse, such as chipping, scratching, etc.
  • To protect the entire computer, including the hard plastic housings, various computer cases have been used. These known cases generally zip open to receive the computer with cloth or foam padding on some or all sides. Often, such computer cases have handles or carrying straps. While these types of cases have been successfully used, they have certain disadvantages. For example, the case must be zipped open and the computer removed before it can be used. Power and peripheral cables generally must be disconnected before placing the computer in the case, and then reconnected before use. In addition, the case offers no protection to the computer, when the computer is not in the case. Moreover, such computer cases are generally bulky and can be relatively heavy (in relation to the computer itself). Furthermore, such computer cases cannot offer the ability to store discs and other accessories needed with the laptop. Accordingly, there is a need for an improved cover or case for portable computers. Other and further objects will appear hereinafter.
  • SUMMARY
  • A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop includes a first sheet to form the bottom of the laptop cover, a second sheet to cover the top of the laptop cover and a storage section between the first sheet and the second sheet with access through the side of the laptop cover.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • The invention may be understood by reference to the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which, like reference numerals identify like elements, and in which:
  • FIG. 1 illustrates a top view of the laptop cover of the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 illustrates a side view of the laptop cover of the present invention;
  • FIG. 3 illustrates another side view of the laptop cover of the present invention;
  • FIG. 4 illustrates a bottom view of the laptop cover of the present invention;
  • FIG. 5 illustrates a side view of the laptop cover of the present invention and a laptop computer;
  • FIG. 6 illustrates a side view of the laptop cover and a protective sheet of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • FIG. 1 illustrates the laptop cover 100 which includes a plurality of pockets to store personal items of the user of the laptop cover. The laptop cover 100 is flexible and sized approximately to conform to the shape of the exterior surface of the laptop screen and is formed from a plurality of flexible sheets which may be formed from plastic, leather, Faux leather or other similar material. Some of the sheets may be clear while others are opaque.
  • FIG. 2 illustrates a side view of the laptop cover 100 which includes a first sheet 102 which forms the bottom of the laptop cover 100 and a second sheet 104 which cooperates with the first sheet 102 to form a storage section for the user of the laptop cover of 100 which has access from the side of the laptop cover through an opening. The edges of the first sheet 102 and the second sheet 104 are joined on three sides in order to form the storage section. The first sheet 102 and the second sheet 104 are sized to approximately the size of the laptop cover 100. The storage area is defined by a first bottom liner sheet 210 which may be clear plastic or any other suitable material and a first top liner sheet 208 which may be clear plastic or any other suitable material. The first top liner sheet 208 and the first bottom liner sheet 210 are sandwiched between and joined to the first sheet 102 and the second sheet 104 along three sides in order to form the first storage section 202. The side edge of the first top liner sheet 208 and the first bottom liner sheet 210 are not joined along the side edge of the laptop cover 100 to allow access to the first storage section 202. The edge of the first top liner sheet 208 may not be joined to the edge of the first sheet 102 so that a additional storage section could be used. Likewise, the edge of the first bottom liner sheet 210 may not be joined to the edge of the second sheet 104 so that a further storage section could be accessed.
  • FIG. 2 additionally illustrates a second storage section 204 which is formed from a second top liner sheet 212 and a second bottom liner sheet 214. The second top liner sheet 212 and the second bottom liner sheet 214 may be formed from clear plastic or other suitable material. The second top liner sheet 212 and the second bottom liner sheet 214 are joined along the edges and the second top liner sheet 212 may include a slot 108 to allow access to the second storage section 204.
  • FIG. 1 illustrates a plurality of similar formed storage sections. The current application will describe two of the storage sections. Formed below and in front of the second storage section 204, a third storage section 220 is defined by the third top liner sheet 212 and the third bottom liner sheet 208. These may be sized to accept a computer disk.
  • FIG. 2 additionally illustrates a first pocket sheet 106 which is positioned on a portion of the second sheet 104 to cover the second storage section 204 and the third storage section 220 and to provide a surface to mount additional storage sections. The openings for the second storage section 204 and the third storage section 220 are shown in the form of slits 108 as illustrated in FIG. 1.
  • FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 illustrates a first expandable pocket 110 which is attached to the first pocket sheet 106 to define a first expandable storage section 206, and the first expandable pocket 110 includes an first expandable pocket cover 112 for the pocket opening which is detachably connected to the first expandable pocket 110 by an attachment device 118 which may be Velcro, buttons, snaps or of any other suitable device to connect the first expandable pocket cover 112 to the first expandable pocket 110.
  • FIG. 1 illustrates a second expandable pocket 114 which is attached to the second sheet 104 define an second expandable storage section 304 and includes a second expandable pocket cover 116 which is detachably connected to the second expandable pocket 114 by a second attachment device 124 which may be Velcro, buttons, snaps or any other suitable device.
  • FIG. 1 additionally illustrates a longitudinal elastic band 130 having attached portions 132 to the second sheet 104 so that the users of the laptop cover 100 may keep pencils, pens and markers and other suitable devices.
  • FIG. 1 additionally illustrates the fourth sheet 120 attached to the second sheet 104 and having a center aperture 122 which may be covered with a clear sheet are may be left uncovered. The fourth sheet 120 may be attached to the second sheet 104 at the edges of the sides and bottom to form a fourth storage section 302, leaving the top edge unattached to allow cards such as business cards to be placed between the second sheet 104 and fourth sheet 120. Pictures could be mounted on the second sheet 104.
  • FIG. 3 illustrates the second expandable storage section 304 and a fourth storage section 302.
  • FIG. 4 illustrates the bottom surface of the first sheet 102 which includes a bottom attachment device 404 which may be strips of Velcro, strips of adhesive or a portion or the entire surface of the first sheet 102 could be covered with adhesive.
  • FIG. 5 illustrates the system of the present invention which includes a laptop 502 and a screen 504 for the laptop 502. The screen 504 has the laptop cover 100 positioned on the exterior surface of the screen 504.
  • FIG. 6 illustrates a protective sheet 602 to be applied to the bottom surface of the first sheet 102 to protect the adhesive. A protective sheet 602 is removed prior to being placed on the exterior surface of the screen 504.
  • While the invention is susceptible to various modifications and alternative forms, specific embodiments thereof have been shown by way of example in the drawings and are herein described in detail. It should be understood, however, that the description herein of specific embodiments is not intended to limit the invention to the particular forms disclosed.

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1. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop, comprising:
a first sheet to form the bottom of said laptop cover;
a second sheet to cover the top of said laptop cover;
a storage section between the first sheet and the second sheet with access through the side of the laptop cover.
2. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 1, wherein said laptop cover includes a first top liner sheet between said first sheet and said second sheet.
3. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 2, wherein said laptop cover includes a first bottom liner sheet between said first sheet and said second sheet.
4. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 1, wherein said laptop cover includes a second storage section between a first pocket sheet and said second sheet.
5. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 4, wherein said second storage section is defined by a second top liner sheet and a second bottom liner sheet.
6. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 4, wherein said laptop cover includes a third storage section between said first pocket sheet and said second sheet.
7. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 6, wherein said third storage section is defined by a third top liner sheet and a third bottom liner sheet.
8. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 4, wherein said second storage section includes a slot for access to said second storage section.
9. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 6, wherein said third storage section includes a slot for access to said third storage section.
10. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 1, wherein said second sheet includes an attachment device for attachment to said laptop.
11. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 10, wherein said attachment apparatus includes a Velcro strip.
12. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 10, wherein said attachment apparatus includes adhesive.
13. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 12, wherein said attachment apparatus includes a protective cover to protect said adhesive.
14. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 1, wherein said laptop cover includes a first expandable pocket attached to said second sheet.
15. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 6, wherein said laptop cover includes a second expandable pocket attached to said first pocket sheet.
16. A laptop cover adapted to be positioned on the exterior surface of a laptop as in claim 1, wherein said laptop cover includes an elastic band having attached portions.
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