Decathlon has been granted a patent for a luggage design featuring a shell with upper and lower sections connected by a hinge area. The luggage includes frameworks, handles, and supports that allow for reversible deployment and locking mechanisms to prevent folding while in use. GlobalData’s report on Decathlon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Decathlon, Sport bats was a key innovation area identified from patents. Decathlon's grant share as of January 2024 was 60%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for a reversible luggage with locking device

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Decathlon SA

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11825925B2) discloses a unique luggage design comprising a shell with a storage compartment that can be reversibly arranged between a deployed use configuration and a folded storage configuration. The luggage features an upper section with a handle connected to a lower section via a hinge area. An intermediate framework with a connector is deployable to prevent folding of the hinge area when the sections are in use configuration, with a locking device ensuring the sections remain locked in place.

The patent further details the construction of the luggage, including a one-piece shell with a hinge area featuring a transverse groove for folding, an upper framework with a handle, and a lower framework with a support. The intermediate framework, telescopically mounted in the lower framework, includes a rod that covers the hinge area to prevent folding. The connector, comprising a subplate with a locking device, ensures the stability and immobilization of the engagement between the upper and lower supports. Overall, the patented luggage design offers a versatile and secure solution for travelers looking for efficient storage and handling options in their luggage.

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