Disclosed is an adhesive pocket that can removably attach to an article of clothing or directly onto a user's skin underneath clothing. The pocket of the present invention comprises closed side ends, a closed lower end, and an open upper end that provides access to a defined interior volume therein. In one embodiment, the open upper end comprises a flap attached thereto, wherein the flap comprises a first fastener at an underside thereof. The first fastener can be removably secured to a second fastener on the pocket so as to securely close the upper end. In another embodiment, the open upper end comprises a zip-lock enclosure. The pocket can attach to an article of clothing or onto the user's skin by means of an adhesive material disposed on a back side of the pocket. Additionally, the pocket is waterproof so as to keep the contents therein dry.
This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/890,490 filed on Oct. 14, 2013. The above identified patent application is herein incorporated by reference in its entirety to provide continuity of disclosure.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to an adhesive pocket. More specifically, the present invention pertains to a waterproof adhesive pocket that can removably attach to an article of clothing or directly onto a user's skin. In one embodiment, the pocket comprises an open end with a flap thereon, wherein the flap can close the open end by means of fasteners. In another embodiment, the pocket comprises an open end with a zip-lock thereon. In this way, the present invention provides a pocket that can secure small items in a convenient and discreet manner.
Many people carry personal items such as keys, a wallet, and the like, in a bag or a purse, when leaving the house. Bags and purses, however, can be too bulky or inconvenient to carry, especially when a person is engaged in a physical activity. Some people carry items in a pocket located on their clothing, but there are many times when a person does not have a pocket on their clothing to place their personal items, or when the pocket is not suitable to securely and discreetly carry personal items.
Furthermore, many pockets and bags do not provide an adequate protection to the contents contained therein when the pockets and the bags are exposed to moisture or other outside elements. Accordingly, items such as cosmetics, paper, and electronic devices can become wet and damaged unless it is placed in a protective barrier or enclosure. Thus, a protective device that enables people to carry personal items on their person in a secure and discreet manner is desired.
The present invention provides an adhesive pocket for attachment to a surface. The device includes a pocket with an adhesive material and a removable backing on one side that allows the user to removably attach the pocket to a desired surface. In this way, the pocket can be attached to various surface such as an article of clothing or the user's skin so that the user can carry various items in a hands-free manner. Additionally, the pocket can be positioned in discreet areas on the user's person to carry personal items.
In one embodiment, the opening of the pocket comprises a flap that can be folded down to close the opening. The flap can be secured in a folded position by means of fasteners such as snap fasteners or hook and loop fasteners. Alternatively, the opening of the pocket may comprise a zip-lock closure. Preferably, the pocket is waterproof so as to protect the items contained inside from moisture. The pocket may be composed of waterproof material or comprise a waterproof lining along the interior surface thereof, wherein the lining provides a seal so as to prevent water or moisture from permeating through the pocket. In this way, the present invention acts as a protective barrier against outside elements while enclosing various items therein.
2. Description of the Prior Art
Devices have been disclosed in the prior art that claim pockets that can removably attach to articles of clothing. These include devices that have been patented and published in patent application publications. Some of these devices disclose pockets that can be attached to a garment by means of adhesives. Other devices disclose a card holder that can be attached to a garment. These devices, however, do not disclose an adhesive pocket that can be attached to a garment or directly onto the user's skin. The foregoing is a list of devices deemed most relevant to the present disclosure, which are herein described for the purposes of highlighting and differentiating the unique aspects of the present invention, and further highlighting the drawbacks existing in the prior art.
Specifically, U.S. Pat. No. 5,737,775 to Schwartz teaches a removable pocket having a label thereon. The pocket comprises two plies of paper that are bonded about their peripheries and in which a slit along a top edge allows access to the pouch formed between the plies. Unlike the present invention, the pouch may be temporarily sealed with a removable strip. The present invention comprises a pocket with fasteners affixed to an open end thereof. Without limitation, the present invention may comprise snap fasteners, hook and loop fasteners, and zip-lock enclosure, among others. In this way, the pouch may be repeatedly sealed and opened to retrieve and secure the items stored in the pocket.
Similarly, U.S. Published Patent Application Number 2011/0185477 to Olenicoff and U.S. Pat. No. 4,266,300 to Patridge disclose a pocket with a defined first surface and a second surface. The second surface is adapted to attach to a garment by means of an adhesive thereon. Another device, U.S. Pat. No. 5,809,576 to Huston comprises an iron-on pocket for an article of clothing. The foregoing devices, however, are not waterproof, and are thus unable to keep stored items dry when the pocket is exposed to moisture. The present invention comprises a waterproof pocket for keeping stored items dry. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a lining in the interior surface thereof, so as provide a waterproof seal and prevent water leakage.
U.S. Pat. No. 4,389,801 to Sharrock discloses a pocket having an adhesive backing and a front surface having an opening through which a card or the like can be displayed. While the device of Sharrock discloses a pocket, the Sharrock device is limited in the fact that it can only be used to hold a card or a similar item therein. In contrast, the pocket of the present invention is configured to store various items therein, and is not limited to personal identification cards, credit cards, or the like. In this way, the present invention increases versatility to the user.
Finally, U.S. Published Patent Application Number 2011/0056001 to Missett discloses a pocket flap having a first section and a second section. The first section is adapted to attach to an article of clothing and the second section is adapted to be disposed over the opening of a pocket. Thus, the device of Missett does not provide a pocket, and is not operable to store items and transport items therein.
The devices disclosed in the prior art have several known drawbacks. These devices are limited in that they do not disclose fasteners for closing the pocket and securing the items contained therein. Furthermore, these devices are not waterproof or water resistant. The present invention overcomes these limitations by disclosing a pocket that can be attached to an article of clothing or directly on the user's skin. The pocket comprises various fasteners thereon, such as snap fasteners, hook and loop fasteners, and zip-lock enclosure, among others. In this way, the present pocket prevents items contained therein from falling out. Furthermore, the present pocket is waterproof so as to keep the contents stored within its interior dry.
It is therefore submitted that the present invention is substantially divergent in design elements from the prior art, and consequently it is clear that there is a need in the art for an improvement to removably attachable pockets for articles of clothing. In this regard, the instant invention substantially fulfills these needs.SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known types of removably attachable pockets for articles of clothing now present in the prior art, the present invention provides a new and improved adhesive pocket wherein the same can be utilized for storing small items in a convenient and discreet manner.
It is therefore an object of the invention to provide a new and improved adhesive pocket that has all of the advantages of the prior art and none of the disadvantages.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved adhesive pocket that can be removably attached to various surface such as an article of clothing or directly on the user's skin.
Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved adhesive pocket that is waterproof to keep stored contents dry and to protect the contents from moisture and other outside elements.
Still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved adhesive pocket having a closing mechanism to prevent stored items from falling out.
Still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved adhesive pocket wherein the device may be readily fabricated from materials that permit relative economy and are commensurate with durability.
Other objects, features, and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
Although the characteristic features of this invention will be particularly pointed out in the claims, the invention itself and manner in which it may be made and used may be better understood after a review of the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein the numeral annotations are provided throughout.
References are made herein to the attached drawings. Like reference numerals are used throughout the drawings to depict like or similar elements of the adhesive pocket. For the purposes of presenting a brief and clear description of the present invention, the preferred embodiment will be discussed as used to store small items in a convenient and discreet manner. The figures are intended for representative purposes only and should not be considered to be limiting in any respect.
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The bottom edges and the side edges of the first and second pieces of material are aligned so that the top edge of the second piece of material extends beyond the top edge of the first piece of material, creating a flap 22 that can be folded downward onto the first piece of material. The two pieces of materials are sewn or adhered together along their bottom edge and side edges to form a closed first end 26 opposite a second end 27, and a lower end 28, leaving the upper end 23 open to provide access to the defined interior volume 30 therebetween.
In a preferred embodiment, the pocket 21 is waterproof. Thus, the pocket 21 may be composed of waterproof material. Alternatively, it is contemplated that the interior surface of the pocket 21 may comprise a lining 56 that can provide a waterproof seal and prevent water leakage, thereby shielding the interior volume 30 from moisture and other outside elements such as debris and dirt. The lining 56 may be composed of plastic or other suitable material that does not allow water to permeate therethrough. In one embodiment, the lining 56 may be stitched to the interior surface of the pocket 21 so that the lining 56 and the pocket 21 are substantially unitary in structure. Alternatively, the lining 56 may be in a form of a pouch that can be removable from the interior volume 30 of the pocket 21.
In the illustrated embodiment, the front side 29 of the pocket 21 comprises a male snap fastener 25 near the open top end 23. The underside of the flap 22 comprises a female snap fastener 24 thereon so that the female snap fastener 24 is directly aligned with the male snap fastener 25 when the flap 22 is folded down. In this way, the upper end 23 of the pocket 21 can be secured in a closed position or opened to provide access to the interior volume 30.
The back side 51 of the pocket 21 comprises an adhesive patch 52 thereon, wherein the patch 52 comprises a peripheral edge 54 therearound. The patch 52 is dimensioned so that the peripheral edge 54 does not extend beyond the back side 51 of the pocket 21. The peripheral edge 54 of the patch 52 comprises an adhesive material 53 disposed thereon, thereby leaving the middle portion of the patch 52 substantially bare. However, in some embodiments, it is contemplated that the entire surface area of the patch 52 may comprise adhesive material thereon. The adhesive material 53 comprises a protective backing 55 thereon, wherein the protective backing 55 may be removed when the pocket 21 is ready to be attached to a surface. The protective backing 55 may span the entire surface area of the patch 52 or only around the peripheral edge 54, depending upon embodiment.
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The pocket 31 may be composed of waterproof material or water resistant that is impermeable so that it does not require an interior lining that acts as a protective barrier against moisture. Additionally, the pocket 31 may be skin colored so that it is substantially camouflaged when directly attached to the user's skin. In this way, the present embodiment of the pocket 31 allows the user to wear the pocket 31 in a discreet manner.
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It is therefore submitted that the instant invention has been shown and described in what is considered to be the most practical and preferred embodiments. It is recognized, however, that departures may be made within the scope of the invention and that obvious modifications will occur to a person skilled in the art. With respect to the above descriptions then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function, and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specifications are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.
Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.
1. An adhesive pocket, comprising:
- a waterproof pocket having a front side, a back side, a closed first end opposite a closed second end, a closed lower end opposite an open upper end that provides access to an interior volume;
- said front side having a first fastener thereon;
- a flap having an underside with a second fastener thereon;
- wherein said flap is attached to said open upper end and can be folded downward to close said open upper end by removably securing said first fastener to said second fastener;
- an adhesive patch secured to said back side.
2. The adhesive pocket of claim 1, further comprising a waterproof lining along an interior surface of said interior volume.
3. The adhesive pocket of claim 1, wherein said adhesive patch further comprises a removable backing.
4. The adhesive pocket of claim 1, wherein said adhesive patch comprises an adhesive material along a peripheral edge of said adhesive patch.
5. The adhesive pocket of claim 1, wherein said first fastener is a loop fastener and said second fastener is a hoop fastener.
6. The adhesive pocket of claim 1, wherein said first fastener is a female snap fastener and said second fastener is a male snap fastener.
7. An adhesive pocket, comprising:
- a waterproof pocket having a front side, a back side, a closed first end opposite a closed second end, a closed third end opposite an open fourth end that provides access to an interior volume;
- said open fourth end having a zip-lock enclosure with coupling strips and a slider thereon;
- an adhesive patch secured to said back side.
8. The adhesive pocket of claim 7, further comprising a waterproof lining along an interior surface of said interior volume.
9. The adhesive pocket of claim 7, wherein said adhesive patch further comprises a removable backing.
10. The adhesive pocket of claim 7, wherein said adhesive patch comprises an adhesive material along a peripheral edge of said adhesive patch.
Filed: Oct 14, 2014
Publication Date: Apr 16, 2015
Inventor: Cameron Wallace (Montclair, NJ)
Application Number: 14/513,347