Combined apparatus for storage

  • US 8,474,640 B2
  • Filed: 12/30/2010
  • Issued: 07/02/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A combined apparatus for storage for storing compressible articles, consisting of:

  • a combination of one or more expandable, air-tight storage bags and a soft-sided container for storing the one or more storage bags therein, the combination of the one or more storage bags and the soft-sided container being stackable;

    the soft-sided container having four side walls, a top portion, and a bottom portion, the four side walls, the top portion, and the bottom portion all together defining a compact and low profile when in a fully collapsed state,the soft-sided container defining an opening therein,said container having a means for repeatedly opening and closing the opening of the container,the four side walls of the container being soft-sided, the four side walls and the top portion made of soft materials to facilitate the storage of compressible articles; and

    the one or more storage bags defining an opening at a top end for inserting the compressible articles into an interior of the one or more storage bags, the one or more storage bags having a means for removing air from an interior of the one or more storage bags, the one or more storage bags having a means for repeatedly opening and closing the opening of the one or more storage bags,wherein as air within the one or more storage bags is evacuated from said one or more storage bags through the means for facilitating removal of air from an interior of said one or more storage bags, the one or more storage bags, and any compressible articles stored therein, collapses into said soft-sided container.

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