It has been a while since a travel bag invention got me excited. In fact, I haven’t been wowed by a travel bag invention since the introduction of the Club Glider of Fore Inventors Only fame. Well, I can’t say that I was wowed by this travel bag invention, but it is a good concept for sure. The travel bag at issue is found in USPN 7,735,643 titled “Inflatable Shipping Device and Method of Forming and Using Same,” which issued this week. The travel bag includes an inflatable bladder and the patent describes the invention as:
A lightweight assembly exhibiting a durable and puncture resistant outer material. An inflatable bladder is sandwiched between the outer material and an inner closable liner. One or more elongated articles, such a golf bag with clubs, is placed within an open interior bounded by the inner liner and, upon employing a built-in pump assembly incorporated into an attached skid plate, communicates through an inlet line to inflate the bladder in a substantially inward fashion to bias and cushion about the bag and clubs. A release valve formed at a top location of the bladder is revealed by a zippered portion in the bag, and to deflate the bladder.
I like it!
Dave Dawsey – Watching Golf Bag Patents
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