Portable and insulated meal storage assembly

  • US 9,462,874 B1
  • Filed: 04/04/2014
  • Issued: 10/11/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2013
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A portable, soft-shelled carrying device comprising:

  • an insulated meal storage assembly holding stackable individual meal containers;

    a single expandable compartment front flap (51) with closure;

    a front-opening, horizontally expandable compartment which consists of five walls having no rigid panels, including;

    a top wall;

    two side walls joined to a bottom wall and joined to the top wall; and

    a back wall that is joined to the top wall and the side walls and that is separate from the carrying device, wherein the horizontally expandable compartment extends horizontally within the carrying device, and which accommodates the insulated meal storage assembly when the horizontally expandable compartment is expanded, and wherein said horizontally expandable compartment, when the meal storage assembly is removed, is operable to collapse entirely such that it is flush with an inner wall of the carrying device, and;

    a plurality of pockets in a second chamber of the carrying device, situated separately from and outside of the horizontally expandable compartment, for storing non-perishables comprising any of the following;

    a book, a laptop or tablet computer, athletic apparel, and a beverage bottle.

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