Definition of SEPTUM: a dividing wall or membrane especially between bodily spaces or masses of soft tissue — compare dissepiment.
New Latin, from Latin saeptum enclosure, fence, wall, from saepire to fence in, from saepes fence, hedge
Here are two inventions which could be best described as”MovableSeptum” inventions.
When we pack a suitcase for a trip It is full of clean clothes, which gradually get dirty as the trip progresses. If the suitcase only has one lid, we have to bury the dirty clothes under the clean ones and they Immediately begin to smell alike.
Every suitcase should have a front door and a back door. Fabric suitcases can have a zippered opening front and rear, a “back door” and a “front door”. Ideally they should be a different color for instance to distinguish in (green?) from out (brown?).
It would be much better, and probably patentable to have a flexible plastic “septum” across the middle of the two layers capable of lining the dirty section at the beginning of the trip, and flexing gradually to the other side as the dirty clothes accumulate. Then your old clothes could be stinky, but your clean clothes wouldn’t.
SEPTUM KLEENEX BOX:
It is the nature of a Kleenex Box to start with clean tissues. But there is no disposal for used tissues. Stuff EM in your pocket or purse and the contamination spreads!
It would be very easy to make a two sided box – new tissue side printed green and the other black,
which would have a plastic septum, initially lining the dirty side. As you used the tissues, you would put the dirty ones back in the black side until all the green tissues were gone, then discard the whole box.
I’d appreciate any suggestions about how to be more useful – and RICH. (Inventors enjoy inventing but not commercializing. but without commercialization, the invention is useless.) I know how to file a PROVISIONAL PATENT costing ~ $500 which protects you for a year while you go looking for serious money. I’m currently trying to commercialize my Brush Cutting attachment for chain saws.