Abstract: A foldable garment bag has hooks of separable hangers extended externally from the upper end, and includes a double strap and tabs attached to the bag. One strap member passes beneath the hanger hooks and holds the folded-up portion of the bag; the other strap member loops over a horizontal, linear portion of each hanger hook and constrains the hangers to the bag. The lateral tabs cooperate with the double strap to maintain the folded condition of the bag.
Abstract: A lock and cover therefor. The lock has a laterally extending rib on its forward face which wraps around to join a pair of lengthwise ribs extending down each side wall of the lock, forming a T-shaped configuration at each side wall. The cover is constructed from flexible, resilient material which substantially surrounds the forward, rearward, side, and bottom walls of the lock. The inner forward panel of the cover has a laterally extending channel which wraps around to join a pair of lengthwise channels extending downwardly along each inner side panel of the cover for mating with the ribs on the lock. The cover also includes a lengthwise channel on an inner surface thereof extending from an edge of said cover for permitting insertion of a key and retention thereof.
Abstract: A foldable garment bag is provided wherein the forward wall of the bag has a longitudinal zippered opening defining a pair of front panels that permit access to the interior of the bag. At least the outer, upper portion of each front panel is releasably secured by means of a pair of zippers, to permit the user to open the front panels transversely as well as longitudinally.
Abstract: An article of luggage which includes a luggage case having a peripheral side wall which is made of a flexible material. In order to impart some degree of rigidity to this flexible side wall, a frame structure is situated in the interior of the luggage case and extends along the inner surface of the side wall thereof. This frame structure has at each of a plurality of regions thereof a pair of frame portions which are substantially rigid and which terminate in free ends which are spaced from and directed toward each other. This frame structure also includes at each of the above regions thereof a spring construction which is operatively connected with the frame portions for acting on the latter to urge them apart from each other so as to tend to increase the distance between the free ends thereof. Thus, the substantially rigid frame portions are pressed by the spring means against the inner surface of the side wall of the luggage casing to impart a certain degree of rigidity to the side wall.
April 21, 1976
Date of Patent:
January 25, 1977
Lark Luggage Corporation
Joseph Y. Pelavin, Seymour Spiegelman, John S. Rastocny
Abstract: A multi-functional, foldable suitcase is provided which comprises a pair of flexible, elongated side walls, one of said side walls overlying the other in spaced relationship relative thereto, a flexible end wall of substantially constant cross-section having a pair of opposed edges, each opposed edge being connected to a respective side wall for thereby defining a suitcase enclosure for housing garments therein. Means are provided within remote ends of the enclosure for defining the depth dimension of the suitcase and for defining a pair of concomitant, remote, discrete packing compartments within the enclosure for housing folded garments therein. A means underlies one of the side walls and cooperates therewith for defining a garment suspension space within the enclosure. The means overlies the packing compartments and the suspension space, in general, has dimensions of width and length substantially corresponding to the side wall.