Multiple Compartment Patents (Class 2/253)
  • Patent number: 10383428
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article of clothing for holding eyewear and method of use thereof. The clothing article has interior and exterior sides. A sleeve is located on the interior side and extends from an opening, the opening is configured to receive a part of the eyewear. A first section of the sleeve extends from the opening towards a first end at first distance and in a first direction. A second section of the sleeve extends from the first end a second distance and in a second direction with the second direction positioned at an angle relative to the first direction. The sleeve is configured to retain the part of the eyewear therein to hold the eyewear to the article of clothing and the sleeve is narrower than the lens height of the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Garnett E. Alexis
  • Patent number: 9557139
    Abstract: An article of apparel includes a concealed weapon pocket positioned at a location on the article of apparel which allow for easy access by a user, such as a lower side portion of a coat or jacket, for example. The front panel includes an upper portion that is releasably secured about its top edge and upper side edges to the main panel, and a lower portion that is fixably secured about its bottom and lower side edges to the main panel. A flap associated with a front cargo pocket may be grasped by hand and moved in a generally forward and downward direction to expose the upper portion of the concealed weapon pocket. The user may then grasp and deploy a weapon disposed in the pocket with minimized structural interference from any portion of the pocket or surrounding apparel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Berne Apparel Company
    Inventors: Christopher S. Miner, Kelly A. Alwood
  • Patent number: 9486022
    Abstract: A pocket such as for a garment for a worker, including a panel securable to an outer surface of the garment to define a pocket between the panel and the garment outer surface with a pocket opening defined along one side of the panel. First and second connectors on the panel and garment outer surface within the pocket may be connected together to retain an object in the pocket by pressing the panel against the garment, where the connection may be released both by pushing an object into the pocket, and by pulling a retained object from the pocket. A stiffened side of the second panel retains the second panel in a bowed configuration outwardly from the first panel at the pouch opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Neff, Cynthia Ross, Alan W. Schierenbeck
  • Patent number: 9295289
    Abstract: A valuables security-enhancing wrap-around apparel, comprising a wrap-around garment body made of flexible clothing material and having fastening means for releasably attaching the apparel securely around a wearer's waist, having a size and shape which when fastened to a wearer's waist substantially conceals and aesthetically covers portions of the wearer's hips, buttocks, upper legs and lower stomach, and comprising a rear apparel portion which extends downwardly in a freely-suspended manner past the wearer's buttocks to define an optimum or maximum concealed three-dimensional (3D) volume proximate to a rear upper region of the wearer's legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Leslie Jane James
  • Patent number: 9247776
    Abstract: A pocket for a garment includes a first pocket fixedly attached to the garment at a predetermined location wherein a first opening is formed on the garment and the first pocket is fixedly attached to a rim of the first opening such that the first pocket is accessible through the first opening, and a second pocket fixedly attached to the first pocket wherein a second opening is formed on the first pocket such that the second pocket is accessible through the second opening. The first pocket is to carry items such as a cell phone, smart phone or mobile phone and the second pocket is generally to carry smaller items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Yong Chong Kim
  • Publication number: 20140283283
    Abstract: A protective pocket is provided for a substantially two-dimensional object, such as a race bib. The protective pocket includes cooperating first and second lightweight fabrics, and an opening for receiving the object. The first fabric may be an item of a race participant's apparel or a backing that itself is attached to such an apparel item. The second fabric may be a mesh member having spaced apertures through which the object is visible and exposed to elements. The protective pocket is configured to maintain the object in a substantially vertical planar orientation, and thereby in an “upright” position, such that it that is (a) substantially parallel to the plane defined by the adjacent surface of the race participant's apparel item, and (b) substantially parallel to the plane defined by the adjacent body part of the race participant (e.g., a torso or leg). This positioning also improves the visibility of the indicia printed on the object through the mesh member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Chumbler
  • Patent number: 8671464
    Abstract: A garment for regulating temperature includes a body having a back panel and at least one front panel made of a temperature insulating textile and partially joined along at least one common edge, the joined panels defining an inside chamber. At least one pocket is fastened to an inside surface of at least one of the front panel and the back panel. The at least one pocket is configured for accommodating a temperature regulating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Silverberg
  • Patent number: 8650666
    Abstract: A baseball type cap with a circumferentially stretchable headband to adjust to different head sizes is modified to add a stretchable fabric member that is stitched to the cap cover gores and to the stretchable headband. The lower edge of the fabric member extends about halfway around the back of the cap ending on either side near the ears of a user wearing the cap and stretches along with the stretchable headband to adjust to the head size of the user. A number of seams join the stretchable fabric member to the cap cover, creating a center pocket with an open top to hold a stereo jack and a removable audio device such as an MP3 player. The seams also create bud pockets on either side to hold ear buds. The dual wires from the stereo jack lead to a T-junction in the bottom of the center pocket and are long enough to manipulate the controls of the MP3 player outside the pocket while wearing the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: William C. Crutcher
  • Patent number: 8566963
    Abstract: An outerwear garment that incorporates a sealable, concealed pocket sewn inside of the pouch pocket of an outer garment that features such a pouch pocket. The device consists of an outerwear garment that has a pouch pocket located at the front, center of the garment on the lower portion of the garment. The concealed pocket is sewn into the garment, inside the pouch pocket, and incorporates a concealed pocket sealing mechanism for closure. The concealed pocket located inside the pouch pocket allows an individual to store his or her personal items in a secure location while still retaining the pouch pocket for the purpose of providing the individual with a place to easily insert his or her hands or other items of lesser importance. The design of the exterior pouch pocket conceals bulky items stored within the concealed interior pocket from detection by an onlooker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Isabelle Ryan
  • Patent number: 8453263
    Abstract: A shirt for improving a swinging motion of a user wearing the shirt includes front and rear panels each having corresponding top, bottom and generally opposing side edges, wherein the front and rear panels are adjoined to each other by the top and side edges, defining an interior space of the shirt. The front and rear panels include sleeve cutouts formed on each side edge adjacent the top edge, and a neck cutout formed on the top edges of the front and rear panels. At least one tubular sleeve is permanently joined to the front and rear panels of at least one of the sleeve cutouts, the tubular sleeve defining an inside area, the inside area being fluidly connected to the interior space of the shirt. A member is substantially adjacent to the sleeve cutout and the side edges of both the front and rear panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: A. Alex Wortman
  • Patent number: 8407816
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides for a secure pocket that includes a backing, an inner-lower panel coupled to the backing and an upper-outer panel flap coupled to the backing. The upper-outer panel flap overlaps a portion of a circumference of the inner-lower panel and an inner-lower panel opening is covered by the upper-outer panel flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Endless Ammo, Inc.
    Inventor: George James Rhoades, II
  • Patent number: 8312568
    Abstract: A pocket system for an athletic garment according to embodiments of the present invention includes a center pocket and first and second pockets each having an outer, inner, top, and bottom edge. The top edges are open, while the inner, outer, and bottom edges are closed. A vertical centerline of the garment substantially aligns with a user's spine, and the first pocket is located on the athletic garment on one side of the vertical centerline, while the second pocket is located on the garment on the other side of the vertical centerline. The first and second pockets are in a substantially symmetrical configuration about the vertical centerline, and the center pocket is substantially centered on the vertical centerline. The first and second pockets at least partially overlap the center pocket, and the pocket system looks from the back view like two pockets, according to such embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Dashamerica, Inc.
    Inventors: Caroline Marois, Sue McKinney
  • Patent number: 8307465
    Abstract: A garment pocket configured to carry, in a concealed and readily-accessible state, a handgun or other object is disclosed. The garment pocket is configured to be folded to yield and maintain at least one additional configuration. The garment pocket can be folded to assume and maintain either a first folded configuration, or a second folded configuration. The garment pocket in the first folded configuration is suitable for carrying, in an ergonomic position, a handgun having, for example, a medium-to-long barrel portion, whereas the garment pocket in the second folded configuration is suitable for carrying, in an ergonomic position, a handgun having, for example, a relatively short barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: CCW Breakaways LLC
    Inventors: Jay French, Jared M. French
  • Patent number: 8234720
    Abstract: A sweatshirt is disclosed that has a main body with a front panel and a back panel. The front panel includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The back panel also includes an inner surface and an outer surface. A pair of pockets having a pair of opposing edges is positioned on a lower edge of the front panel proximate the opening. At least one closure means is positioned in the front panel. The closure means includes a bottom zipper and a second zipper. The bottom zipper includes a first row teeth and a second row teeth extending along the pair of opposing edges in the front panel. The second zipper includes a first row teeth and a second row teeth extending along the opposing edges of the pair of pockets, each being proximate the bottom zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Seth Freedman, Lindsey Demayo
  • Publication number: 20110214214
    Abstract: A pocket arrangement for a protective garment, the pocket arrangement comprising a first pocket having a first width, a first depth, a front face, a first internal chamber and a first opening to the first internal chamber. The pocket arrangement further comprising a second pocket positioned on the front face of the first pocket. The second pocket having a second width and a second depth and defining a bottom end and a top end. The second pocket further comprising a second internal chamber, a second opening to the second internal chamber and a tool-positioning wall for narrowing the width of the pocket towards the bottom end of the second pocket. The tool-positioning wall providing an angled surface against which a portion of a tool rests when positioned within the second internal chamber of the second pocket for preventing the tool from changing positions within the second pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Catherine Seguin, Angela D. Benoit
  • Publication number: 20110067163
    Abstract: A sleep shell is provided comprising a flexibly foldable sheet material having complementary engageable side enclosures enabled to surround at least a user's torso. The sheet material has aligned recessed neck openings to form a neck hole when folded and at least a pair of complementary fasteners engageable with one another and disposed substantially toward the top side of the sheet material. An arm opening is also provided disposed selectively between top and bottom of the sheet material. The shell can be used for sleeping or as a blanket and allows a user to become ambulatory while wearing it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Beth B. Sprole
  • Publication number: 20100180361
    Abstract: A pocket system for an athletic garment according to embodiments of the present invention includes a center pocket and first and second pockets each having an outer, inner, top, and bottom edge. The top edges are open, while the inner, outer, and bottom edges are closed. A vertical centerline of the garment substantially aligns with a user's spine, and the first pocket is located on the athletic garment on one side of the vertical centerline, while the second pocket is located on the garment on the other side of the vertical centerline. The first and second pockets are in a substantially symmetrical configuration about the vertical centerline, and the center pocket is substantially centered on the vertical centerline. The first and second pockets at least partially overlap the center pocket, and the pocket system looks from the back view like two pockets, according to such embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: DASHAMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Caroline Marois, Sue McKinney
  • Patent number: 7681255
    Abstract: A tactical pair of pants for police, military or other weapon-carrying personnel has a cargo pocket system that functions to store items in several pocket compartments in a normal cargo pocket configuration, or to carry a thigh rig holster for a pistol, in a dedicated position between cargo pocket compartments without blocking access to the pocket compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: 5.11 Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco J. Morales, Cory Nykoluk
  • Patent number: 7637218
    Abstract: An apparatus for storage of cargo items is worn by a user. An upper end of the apparatus is secured to a belt of the user and a lower end is secured to a leg of the user. A continuous perimeter zipper with two zipper closure tabs allows versatility in opening an exterior portion apart from a main portion while preventing the exterior portion from being separated apart from the main portion. A pair of horizontal pockets face each other and allow ambidextrous usage. Interior pockets that open and close at either end allow usage in either a right side up or upside down orientation of the exterior portion. A pair of interior pockets can be opened so as to provide extended storage room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Christopher Sebastian Burton
  • Patent number: 7620998
    Abstract: Reversible sweatshirt has a pair of contiguous configurations, each of which may have distinct coloration and distinct embroidery and a secure pocket slot, the application of such embroidery is facilitated through a secure pocket slot having a secure interior pocket pouch, accessible from one or more of the contiguous configurations, for safely securing items and for facilitating the embroidery process of both contiguous configurations. A wearer may select which side of the reversible sweatshirt to wars outside and/or inside, to expose the secure pocket slot and display the distinct coloration and distinct embroidery of the exposed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventor: Louis Albert Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20080216212
    Abstract: A work garment including a waist portion having a predetermined plurality of belt loops. A pants panel portion having a right leg portion and a left leg portion is attached to such waist portion for covering a predetermined portion of such wearer. There is a plurality of specialized pockets and an attachment means for securing such specialized pockets to such pants panel portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Raymond P. Burgess, Lorraine Burgess, Marla Burgess
  • Patent number: 7200871
    Abstract: A loop fabric sheet for a load bearing vest having a rotary die cut pattern including an array of holes extending through the sheet for receipt of snaps to interface with a Snap Grid removable pocket and an array of slots extending through the fabric sheet to accommodate straps for a Molle system removable pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Safari Land Ltd., Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Carlson
  • Patent number: 7152247
    Abstract: A jacket is provided for a law-enforcement officer. The jacket includes a plurality of receptacles adapted to receive police equipment disposed within a secure area of the jacket and a closure disposed on each of the plurality of pockets having an orientation so that only a single hand of the law-enforcement officer is required to open each of the closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 6516981
    Abstract: A medical vest (10) and a method of using the vest to provide emergency medical care to a patient (102), are described. The vest includes an IV container (28) and a medical supply container (58) which are mounted on mounting pads (22, 24 or 26) on the front (12) or back (14) of the vest. The containers are also connected to the shoulders (16) of the vest by shoulder straps (27). The IV container is configured to carry an IV bag (150) as well as all the medical supplies necessary to provide an IV to a patient. The container is constructed so as to remain in the open position to allow the user to use both hands to tend to the patient. A clip strap (46) with a self-closing hook (48) is provided with the container to allow the container to be hooked near a patient for transport with the patient. The medical supply container has a variety of uses and can be provided with inserts with loops (69) for holding airway equipment or inserts without loops to hold additional emergency medical supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventors: Esther C. Perez, Michael J. Perez
  • Patent number: 6308875
    Abstract: A surgical instrument storage pack is provided to accommodate standard or videoscopic surgical instruments. The instrument pack is removably mounted adjacent a surgeon's or surgical assistant's abdominal or chest area and incorporates pockets that are adapted to securely and removably receive surgical instruments of different shapes and sizes. The pack may be mounted by a belt with straps or other mounting mechanism to encircle or embrace the surgeon's abdomen or chest. Alternatively the pack may be mounted by other affixing elements such as adhesive strips that directly affix the pack to the abdominal or chest region of a surgical garment. In this manner, the pack is secured at a frontal abdominal or chest position of the surgeon to provide ready access to instruments placed within the pouch and to secure the pack and instruments reliably within a sterile operating field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: Kristi M Almo
  • Patent number: 6134713
    Abstract: A garment, such as a coat, shirt, or jacket, for a firefighter, a rescue worker, a forestry worker, or another worker having to carry a rope has a back portion and two front portions, each front portion extending from the back portion at one side of the garment. A back pocket extending at least substantially across the backs portion, between the sides of the garment, is adapted to carry a rope placed in a zigzag pattern. A front pocket extending at least partially across one of the front portions of the garment communicates with the back pocket, through a slit in the garment, so that a rope carried within the back pocket is removable through the slit and through the front pocket. A front flap overlies the front pocket and the slit. The back pocket is accessible from the interior of the garment and the front pocket is accessible from the exterior of the garment. A strip coacting with the back portion to define the back pocket has an upper edge and a lower edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Norcross Safety Products, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Steven C. De Rosa, William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot
  • Patent number: 6012167
    Abstract: A garment, such as a coat, shirt, or jacket, for a firefighter, a rescue worker, a forestry worker, or another worker having to carry a rope has a back portion and two front portions, each front portion extending from the back portion at one side of the garment. A back pocket extending at least substantially across the back portion, between the sides of the garment, is adapted to carry a rope placed in a zigzag pattern. A front pocket extending at least partially across one of the front portions of the garment communicates with the back pocket, through a slit in the garment, so that a rope carried within the back pocket is removable through the slit and through the front pocket. A front flap overlies the front pocket and the slit. The back pocket is accessible from the interior of the garment and the front pocket is accessible from the exterior of the garment. A strip coacting with the back portion to define the back pocket has an upper edge and a lower edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignees: W. M. Grilliot, M. I. Grilliot, Norcross Safety Products, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Steven C. De Rosa, William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot
  • Patent number: 5894601
    Abstract: A carrying case for storing items used to care for an infant and which also serves to cover the infant. The case has a first section which contains a plurality of pockets for storing accessories used in caring for the infant, and a second section that has a hood that can be used to cover the infant's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Inventor: Carlos W. Henry
  • Patent number: 5884338
    Abstract: A garment for wear by the operator of a sport motor vehicle includes a map access pocket system disposed on or formed as part of an outer surface of the garment. This map access pocket system is configured to present a map to the wearer of the garment in a convenient orientation to be easily read when the map access pocket system is opened. The map access pocket system includes features which improve readability of the map by presenting the map aligned along a line of sight of the wearer of the garment, and other features which discourage the wearer of the garment from attempting to read the map while the vehicle is in motion. The map access pocket system also provides for storage of small items which are easily accessed by the operator of the vehicle. Both the map and other small items stored in the map access pocket system are protected from water, moisture, snow, and other elements commonly encountered in operation of sport motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Intersport Fashions West
    Inventor: Paul J. Golde
  • Patent number: 5862526
    Abstract: An expandable and collapsible belt-strap container for conveniently carrying sports cards on a person comprises a container (10) having an inner side attached to the mid-portion (14) of a belt (12) by elastic webbings (13 and 13'). The container comprises an expandable and collapsible bellows (11) with an open top, and a flap (18) hingeably attached to an outer side of the container. The flap stretches across the open top and down the inner side of the bellows. A long piece of hook-and-loop fastener (19) is attached to the inner side of the bellows, while a short piece of hook-and-loop fastener (20) is attached to the distal side of the flap. Therefore, when the bellows is fully collapsed, the distal side of the flap may be attached to the lower side of the long fastener. When the bellows is fully expanded for carrying a large number of sports cards, the side of the flap may be attached to the upper side of the long fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventors: Keenan Longcor, Marc Hayman
  • Patent number: 5832540
    Abstract: A pocket assembly for clothing having a fashion pocket (1), a functional pocket (5) and an insert (6). The fashion pocket (1) has a window opening (3) sealed with embroidery (4) which provides for the display of insert (6). Insert (6) is located between fashion pocket (1) and functional pocket (5) and is removable and reversible to alter the appearance of clothing item (12). Functional pocket (5) is located between fashion pocket (1) and clothing item (12). Functional pocket (5) is visible through window opening (3) when insert (6) is not installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventor: Joel T. Knight
  • Patent number: 5720050
    Abstract: The variable-capacity pocket comprises an external covering element adapted to be applied at a recess provided on a surface and joined, along one edge, to the surface, on the inner side thereof, by means of a border element that can extend so as to allow the movement of the covering element between a position that lies inside the recess and an external position for extraction from the recess. An internal lining is applied to the surface to the rear of the covering element, so as to form, with respect to the covering element, a cavity that can be accessed through at least one opening of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventor: Bruno Gioli
  • Patent number: 5509147
    Abstract: A garment has a multi-pocket system for storing articles generally carried by a traveler. The garment includes a front panel having an outside and inside surface. A pocket assembly which has a plurality of pockets is secured on the outside surface of the front panel of the garment. The plurality of pockets are accessible from the outside of the garment. At least one pocket is positioned on the inside surface of the front panel of the garment. The at least one pocket is accessible from the inside of the garment. The plurality of outside pockets are associated with the at least one inside pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Agustin A. Busquets
  • Patent number: 5443880
    Abstract: An improved beach towel or blanket having compartments or pockets therein for holding articles. The pockets have integral closures, and may be lined with waterproof or water-repellent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Inventor: Curtis J. Wike
  • Patent number: 5101515
    Abstract: A jacket construction is arranged to provide support and transport for various infant associated care items, to include a central jacket torso portion formed with a first pocket containing moistened towel members therewithin, with a second pocket containing diaper members, a plurality of third pockets for securing of infant feeding bottles, and fourth pockets for securing infant clothing therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Inventors: Patricia A. Holt, Nancy R. Holt
  • Patent number: 5072456
    Abstract: Outerwear garments for use by emergency medical services personnel particularly in cold weather months are provided with an exterior tool holster panel positioned on the exterior of the front of the garment. The tool holster panel includes a plurality of pockets each adapted to receive a piece of emergency medical equipment. Each pocket has a top opening which permits the item to be easily introduced and removed through the top opening in use. The tool holster panel is hingedly connected to a front panel of the garment so that its bottom edge is free to swing outwardly to thereby maintain the vertical alignment of the pockets when the wearer bends over a victim in use. The top hinged connection of the tool holster panel to a breast portion of the jacket prevents the contents of the pockets from being spilled in use and maintains the items within ready visual and manual access of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Edmonton Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Lewis R. Elin
  • Patent number: 5027440
    Abstract: A sock includes pockets for storing small items. A first pocket is disposed on the calf portion of a sock, defining a cavity and an opening, and having a fold adjacent to the opening to releasably retain items in the cavity. A second pocket is disposed between the first pocket and the sock, defining the second cavity and an opening. In a preferred embodiment, the two pockets are formed by attaching a folded pouch to the calf portion of a sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Inventors: John A. Morris, Gene E. Stout
  • Patent number: 5003634
    Abstract: A pair of straps project from opposite ends of a pouch for use in securing the pouch around a person's waist with an elongate opening in the pouch positioned above the person'seat. The opening is releasably closed by two separate (inner and outer) zippers. An elongate panel or sheet of flexible, waterproof material is secured at one end of one edge of the pouch opening to extend downwardly out of one (the outer) zipper into an operative position beneath one's seat, where it can be secured in place by two other straps which fasten around one's legs. At such time the other or inner zipper may be closed to retain personal items, (comb, sunblock lotion, etc.) in the pouch. When not in use the waterproof panel is rolled up and stored in the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Inventor: Robert J. Brinkman
  • Patent number: 4845784
    Abstract: A pocket structure for a fabric garment includes a first pocket having first and second opposed walls of fabric attached to one another to form a first garment pocket space between them. The first pocket is attached to hang on the inner side of the garment. A second pocket includes a third wall of fabric securely attached to the garment pocket second wall along its edges, so as to be outside the first garment pocket space, and so the third fabric wall opposes the second garment pocket fabric wall and forms a second pocket space between the second and third walls. The second pocket space is accessible only from the interior of the garment, while the first pocket space may be accessible from the outer side of the garment through a garment pocket opening. The three walls of fabric may be securely attached to and depend from, the garment, such as the waistband of a pair of slacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: John J. Shirinian
  • Patent number: 4805243
    Abstract: A pants garment having a pad retention member and liner sewn in place within the crotch and lower seat portion of the garment. Lines of stitching define rear and frontal pockets within which are retained resilient pads which cushion muscle and tissue of the anatomy subjacent the pelvis. Unstitched segments of the main member and liner provide openings for insertion and removal of the pads which may be of selected thicknesses to provide the desired amount of cushioning. Paired rear pads cushion the ischium of the pelvis while a forward pad cushions the pubic structure of the pelvis. Unfolding of the pads subsequent to pocket insertion contributes toward pad retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Inventors: John C. Gibbens, Arlene Haislip
  • Patent number: 4791681
    Abstract: A health care personnel uniform of light-weight material including a jacket or blouse for the uniform having a conventional type of breast pocket. At the bottom across the full width of the blouse is a pocket panel with a vertical seam in the center to form two pouch pocket compartments. The bottom portion of the pocket panel has a separate piece of material for reinforcing the bottom of the pocket which is integral with the hemline along substantially the full width of the blouse. The pouch pocket openings are set at a convenient angle for entrance of the hand into the pocket and disallowing objects from falling out of the pockets.The outboard pant pockets have similar closures as the outside blouse pockets and like all pockets the bottoms are reinforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Inventor: Tracy C. Dean
  • Patent number: 4651348
    Abstract: A jacket structure comprising a front, a back, interconnecting side panels, a collar and sleeves, the front of the coat or jacket having two layers of material sewn together at appropriate locations to create upper and lower contiguous side-opening pockets on each panel of the front of the jacket. A common access to the upper and lower jacket pockets is closed along a seam by one closure means at each side of the front panel, which closure means serves one or both pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Richard A. Swanson
  • Patent number: 4637075
    Abstract: An emergency medical services (EMS) system for delivering primary care and emergency treatment by EMS personnel is provided by personnel vest jackets constructed and organized for carrying EMS equipment and supplies in wearable and accessible arrangement. The vest is formed with a plurality of outside pockets on the front left and right sides of the vest with first and second large outside pockets across the front bottom left and right sides for carrying bulkier EMS equipment and materials at lower center of gravity. Intermediate size pockets are arranged across the center left and right sides of the vest for carrying intermediate and smaller size EMS supplies. Small upper pockets at least some of elongate configuration are formed on at least one side of the front top of the vest for accommodating objects of elongate configuration. Loop holders are also provided on at least one side of the top front of the vest for holding airways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: Med-Vest Inc.
    Inventors: Louis A. Ingrisano, Stephen H. Moon, Lawrence J. English
  • Patent number: 4513455
    Abstract: A vertically stacked double pocket is provided on tennis shorts or the like. The pocket has an upper and lower section and an elastic band at the top of each section. The pocket is closed at the bottom and sides and open at the top of the upper section. The lower section communicates with the upper section. A tennis ball or the like may be inserted and retained in the lower section and another may be inserted and retained in the upper section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Inventor: Gilbert C. Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 4499612
    Abstract: A garment pocket construction comprising a normally open pocket into which objects are placed, an adjacent normally closed pocket, and a pouch connected to both pockets, the normally open pocket communicating with the pouch through a small opening through which small objects placed in the normally open pocket drop into the pouch, the normally closed pocket being open to the pouch for retrieval of the small objects dropped into the pouch. The normally closed pocket is provided with a closure which is opened to gain access to the pouch through said normally closed pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Inventor: Shunji Koike
  • Patent number: 4462116
    Abstract: An athletic sweatband generally consisting of a continuous band of material disposable about the wrist, head or ankle of a user, the band having an interior compartment communicable with the exterior of the band through an opening in the band, and an article container disposed in the band compartment having an opening communicable with the band opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Assignee: Sankro Sportsline Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore J. Sanzone, Donald Krout
  • Patent number: 4451935
    Abstract: A first wall and a second wall coact with a portion of a head covering section of a head covering to define an inner pocket and an outer pocket. The first wall is taller than the second wall to define a flap-forming portion; and a fold in that first wall permits that flap-forming portion to be moved outwardly over and downwardly below the level of the upper edge of the second wall to block the entrance to the outer pocket. That fold has a curved configuration in plan view so it tends to hold the flap-forming portion adjacent the outer face of the second wall as long as that fold exists. When the flap-forming portion is moved upwardly away from the outer face of the second wall to a position wherein it is generally in register with the lower portion of the first wall, a curved configuration of that lower portion of the first wall will resist movement of that flap-forming portion outwardly over and downwardly below the level of the upper edge of the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Inventor: Edward W. Henschel
  • Patent number: 4006494
    Abstract: A pair of dress pants or slacks has a wide and deep pocket across the front between the center creases on the legs. The pocket has a top opening with a slide opening and a lower end flap that is not attached directly to the front of the pants or slacks. On men's pants this flap covers an opening in the front of the pants just above the crotch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Inventor: E. Roy Knoppel