|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||190/018A ; 190/109 ; 190/115 ; 190/121|
|§371/§102 date||19970110 (19970110)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 38 인용 특허 : 18|
A luggage case comprises a lid shell (11) and a base shell (12) connected together by a hinge (22). The edges of the shells can be fastened together by latches (23, 24, 25). Two latches (23, 24) are mounted on the lid shell at the end walls. When they are released, they project downwardly and outwardly to provide gripping elements for opening the case. The case has two wheels (70, 71) and a steering handle (74) for rolling the case in a two-wheeled mode. Two castors (72, 73) are located on the back wall, and a pulling handle (76) is provided on the front...
[ We claim:] [1.] A luggage case comprising a base shell and a lid shell, each shell having a peripheral side wall, the side walls forming the front, back and end walls of the case, the two shells being hinged together at the back wall and having at least one latch for releasably fastening the shells together when the case is closed, at least a portion of the latch being mounted on the lid shell and being arranged to project away from the peripheral side wall when the latch is released so as to provide means for gripping and raising the lid shell to open...