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Paper tote/organizer

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Curtis Richard Platte, III

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A tote bag for paper and supplies includes a bottom wall extending between bottom edges of generally parallel front and back walls. Expandable side walls extend between parallel side walls of the front and back walls to form an expandable storage area. Dividers are disposed within the expandable storage area and either permanently attach to the side walls, or have apertures for removable attachment to cables within the storage area. A cover is movable between an open and closed position. The cover includes side flaps attachable to the side walls, or an inner surface of the cover. Handles extend from each of the front and back walls, and a strap formed on the back wall is configured to fit over an extendable handle of a roller tote.

Description

Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following more detailed description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, which illustrate, by way of example, the principles of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings illustrate the invention. In such drawings:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tote bag embodying the present invention, in a closed position;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the tote bag of FIG. 1 in an open position;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of the tote bag of FIG. 2, illustrating the various fastening points of a cover and side flaps of the tote bag;

FIG. 4 is a partially fragmented perspective view of the tote bag, illustrating cables extending between flaps and supporting dividers within a storage area of the tote bag;

FIG. 5 depicts removable dividers having pockets formed in an upper portion thereof;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the tote bag attached to a roller tote, in phantom;

FIG. 7 is a rear perspective view of the tote bag, illustrating a loop thereof inserted over an extended handle of a roll tote for transportation; and

FIG. 8 is a rearview of the tote bag, illustrating hook and loop tape connection of the loop when not in use.

Claims

1. A tote bag for paper and supplies, the tote bag comprising:

2. The tote bag of claim 1, wherein the cover side flaps are attachable to an inner surface of the cover.

3. The tote bag of claim 1, wherein the front, back and bottom walls are substantially rigid.

4. The tote bag of clam

1, wherein at least one of the dividers is permanently attached to the side walls, and wherein at least one of the dividers is removably attached to the cables.

5. The tote bag of claim 1, wherein the cables comprise elastic cables.

6. The tote bag of claim 1, wherein the cover includes a front flap that is removably attached to the front wall with hook and loop tape.

7. The tote bag of claim 1, including handles extending from each of the front and back walls.

8. The tote bag of claim 1, including a strap attached at opposite ends thereof to the back wall and forming a loop sized to fit over an extendible handle of a roller tote.

9. The tote bag of claim 8, wherein the loop is attachable to the back wall with hook and loop tape.

10. The tote bag of claim 1, including flaps extending from the side edges of the front and back wall to which ends of the cables are connected.

11. The tote bag of claim 1, wherein the side walls are comprised of a fabric material.

12. The tote bag of claim 1, wherein at least one of the dividers includes a pocket formed in an upper portion thereof.

13. A tote bag for paper and supplies, the tote bag comprising:

14. The tote bag of claim 13, wherein the cover side flaps are attachable to an inner surface of the cover.

15. The tote bag of claim 13, wherein at least one of the dividers is permanently attached to the side walls, and wherein at least one of the dividers is removably attached to the cables.

16. The tote bag of claim 13, wherein the cables comprise elastic cables.

17. The tote bag of claim 13, including a strap attached at opposite ends thereof to the back wall and forming a loop sized to fit over an extendible handle of a roller tote, wherein the loop is attachable to the back wall with hook and loop tape.

18. The tote bag of claim 13, including flaps extending from the side edges of the front and back wall to which ends of the cables are connected.

19. The tote bag of claim 13, wherein the side walls are comprised of a fabric material.

20. A tote bag for paper and supplies, the tote bag comprising:

21. The tote bag of claim 20, wherein the cover side flaps are attachable to an inner surface of the cover.

22. The tote bag of claim 20, wherein the cables comprise elastic cables.

23. The tote bag of claim 12, wherein an open upper edge of the pocket extends substantially the length of the divider.