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Elongated bag for storage of breast milk

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004447D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

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US 4,211,091: PATENT

Abstract

Professional women are returning to the workplace soon after having babies. Many of these women choose to continue breastfeeding even when their jobs require them to travel. Breast milk extraction systems are readily available, and when paired with a discreet carrying case, breast pumping on the job need not be a difficult or awkward task to accomplish. There are some times, though, that it becomes necessary to transport a certain volume of breast milk when there is not refrigeration readily accessible. The solution is to create a temporary storage system that allows women to use their favorite brand of leak-proof container, place the container in a specially designed insulated storage bag. This storage bag will hold a standard container that can hold up to 32 ounces of liquid. This is based on an insulated lunch bag that has been extended to enable the larger container to be contained and insulated in it. As a support for the large container, a solid square insert of plastic is securely fastened into the bottom of the bag.

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Elongated bag for storage of breast milk

Professional women are returning to the workplace soon after having babies. Many of these women choose to continue breastfeeding even when their jobs require them to travel. Breast milk extraction systems are readily available, and when paired with a discreet carrying case, breast pumping on the job need not be a difficult or awkward task to accomplish. There are some times, though, that it becomes necessary to transport a certain volume of breast milk when there is not refrigeration readily accessible.

The solution is to create a temporary storage system that allows women to use their favorite brand of leak-proof container, place the container in a specially designed insulated storage bag. This storage bag will hold a standard container that can hold up to 32 ounces of liquid. This is based on an insulated lunch bag that has been extended to enable the larger container to be contained and insulated in it. As a support for the large container, a solid square insert of plastic is securely fastened into the bottom of the bag.

Figure 1 above shows the outside view of an elongated bag for temporary storage of breast milk. It is not remarkably different in appearance from a regular lunch bag except for its length.

Figure 2 above shows a cross-section of the elongated storage bag. The bag is designed to easily accommodate most containers designed to carry up to 32 fluid ounces.

For more details about the type of insulated lunch bag on which the present invention is modeled, a similar bag is described in U.S. Patent No. 4,211,091, although the aspects of that lunch bag include folding into a very small size which would not be a feature of the present invention.