Patents by Inventor Rita E. McLaughlin

Rita E. McLaughlin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4389735
    Abstract: A combined coat and backpack is described. The pack is formed on the exterior portion of the coat and includes a first compartment for containing objects to be carried in the pack. The pack also includes means secured to the article and cooperative with the interior portion of said part of the coat so as to form a second compartment adjacent the first compartment of the pack for receiving the coat in a substantially folded manner. Shoulder straps can be used whether the pack is worn alone or with the coat. The combined coat and backpack are adapted to be worn in either (1) a first mode wherein the coat is concealed in the second compartment, or (2) a second mode wherein the coat and pack are worn by the individual with the pack disposed on the outside of the coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Inventor: Rita E. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 4165542
    Abstract: A head covering made of a flexible material and comprising a crown, brim and pocket. The pocket is attached inside-out to the interior of the crown and is dimensioned so that the crown and brim can be stored within the pocket by turning the pocket inside-in and stuffing the crown and brim into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Inventor: Rita E. McLaughlin