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Discrete carrying case for a breast pump

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004445D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 272K

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Abstract

As more and more women are returning to the work place very soon after having babies, accommodating their need to express breast milk while at work is becoming increasingly more important. At present, women make a choice between having a very expensive milk extraction system that has a fancy and obvious insulated case, or having an inexpensive model and designing their own carrying container. What is needed is a way for women to be able to carry their breast pump system easily and discreetly. An inexpensive carrying case for a breast pumping system is the solution. The case resembles an oversized handbag and opens up to show two compartments with molded, recessed chambers designed to hold the standard detachable parts of a breast pumping system.

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Discrete carrying case for a breast pump

As more and more women are returning to the work place very soon after having babies, accommodating their need to express breast milk while at work is becoming increasingly more important. At present, women make a choice between having a very expensive milk extraction system that has a fancy and obvious insulated case, or having an inexpensive model and designing their own carrying container. What is needed is a way for women to be able to carry their breast pump system easily and discreetly. An inexpensive carrying case for a breast pumping system is the solution. The case resembles an oversized handbag and opens up to show two compartments with molded, recessed chambers designed to hold the standard detachable parts of a breast pumping system.

Figure 1A Discreet breast pump carrying case

Figure 1A illustrates the discreet breast pump carrying case from the outside. It is fastened with some sort of secure fastening 1. It has the appearance of a slightly large handbag. The outer covering of the case can be made from a variety of materials that are similar to those used on women's handbags or other types of carrying cases.

Figure 1b Discrete breast pump carrying case inner view

Figure 1B illustrates the breast pump carrying case opened with the removable pieces of the breast pump resting in recessed cavities specifically molded to the shape of each part. 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the recessed cavities around the parts. 5, 6, 7, and 8 are four standard removable parts from an inexpensive breast pump. It is important for each piece of the breast pump to stay secure when in its carrying case, so the recessed cavities are lined with a protective padding. Underneath the protective padding is a plastic shell with specifically molded recessed cavities.