Safety Trap Patents (Class 2/254)
  • Patent number: 9872529
    Abstract: A garment having an improved pocket construction for easy retrieval of articles from its pocket. The garment includes a garment body and at least one pocket attached to the garment body. The pocket includes a pull having one end affixed inside the pocket and at least a portion the pull extending outside of the pocket, whereby the pull is adapted to retrieve an article from the pocket in response to the wearer pulling the portion of the pull extending outside of the pocket. In one embodiment, the pocket further includes a two-part construction. The garment may further include a closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership
    Inventor: John Lindquist
  • Patent number: 9648918
    Abstract: An apparatus and a system for support and/or holder for implements, and more specifically, for the securement and transport of personal items such as eyewear is provided. The apparatus may be used with a shirt. For example, the shirt can include a first protector pocket attached to the shirt, the first protector pocket including a pull tab loop with an open portion in the center. The shirt can also include a second protector pocket attached to the shirt, the second protector pocket including a vertical loop. A first shorter pocket can be in front of a second taller pocket. The pocket can include a notch such as a semi-circular notch, a rectangular notch formed on the face of the pocket or a notch that is formed on the side of the pocket and defined by two areas of stitching, one above the notch and a second below the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Victor Eugene Grady
  • Patent number: 9532618
    Abstract: The invention relates to pockets for a garment, and methods for manufacturing same. An example pocket includes an opening with a pocket bag extending from the opening within an inner portion of the garment, the pocket bag including an inner material portion and an outer material portion with connecting means fixedly connecting a first region of the inner material portion and a first region of the outer material portion to divide the pocket bag into a first compartment and a second compartment, the connecting means extending substantially upwards from a bottom portion of the pocket bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: New Balance Athletics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Garabedian
  • Publication number: 20110145980
    Abstract: The technology disclosed is a device and a method which allows one to temporarily store an object on one's person or otherwise which is non-disruptive to a person's present habits. The device is a pocket which remains open at the top, but has an extra fabric lining with has a higher frictional resistance than the pocket liner or material used to construct the garment, in general.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Brett D'Alessandro
  • Patent number: 7033020
    Abstract: A collapsible eyewear apparatus that at least includes: a lens supported by a lens support member; a lens shield member providing a protective shield for an entirety of the lens against inadvertent contact with foreign objects, said member comprising an accent aperture frame with an attachment portion engaging the lens support member; and an accent aperture formed by the accent aperture frame, offset from the attachment portion, and extending through a main body portion of the lens shield member is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the collapsible eyewear apparatus further includes: an earpiece confinement portion distal from the attachment portion, wherein the main body portion is disposed between the attachment portion and the earpiece confinement portion; and an earpiece member interacting with the earpiece confinement portion, wherein the accent aperture is configured to accommodate the earpiece member in a coplanar relationship with the aperture frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: RKS Design International
    Inventor: Ravi K. Sawhney
  • Patent number: 6477710
    Abstract: A garment for concealing a medical appliance such as a central line that is connected to a patient has a hidden pocket for storing the appliance on an inside surface of the front of the garment. The pocket has connected side and bottom edges which secure the pocket to the garment. The pocket also has a free upper edge that is positioned in spaced relationship below an opening in the front of the garment. The medical appliance can be concealed within the pocket while connected to the patient and later, when it is to be deployed, can be withdrawn from the pocket, raised above the upper edge of the pocket and withdrawn through the opening which is unobstructed above the pocket. The garment can have a second concealed opening at a lower level on one side of the garment for enabling multiple medical appliances to be connected to the patient for simultaneous use and withdrawn through openings in the garment at two different elevations. The opening can be concealed by a zipper or a cover flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Feyisayo Ojoyeyi
  • Patent number: 6374421
    Abstract: A safety pocket for trousers that is useful both against loss of small change and theft of paper currency therefrom. The pocket has a small, trapezoidally-shaped compartment that is sewn into a lower portion of the trouser pocket. The compartment is stitched three-fourths around, leaving a narrow opening that faces downwardly toward the lower edge of the pocket seam. Bills of large denomination can be tucked up into the compartment through the opening. Loose pocket change will roll along the pocket seam into the opening of the compartment when the trouser wearer assumes a supine or a seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: Scott E. Cleary
  • Patent number: 5815844
    Abstract: A pivoting pocket utilizes a triple strength triangular stitching attachment to an article of clothing. The pocket is enabled to pivot about a horizontal stitch at the base of the triangle. Stitches along the other two sides of the triangle provide extra strength and facilitate easy attachment to the clothing. The pocket is self contained having both a front and a back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Peter Wowk
  • Patent number: 5638549
    Abstract: A safety pocket for a garment. In one embodiment the pocket includes two compartments: a front compartment and a rear compartment. The front compartment has a pocket opening that allows the wearer to deposit articles into the pocket. While the wearer is standing, the articles placed into the pocket remain in the front compartment. An opening or passage is provided along the bottom of the front and rear pocket compartments to permit articles placed within the front compartment to pass into the rear compartment as the wearer sits down, leans or rolls backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Patagonia, Inc.
    Inventor: Piers M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5365614
    Abstract: A garment having an easily opened secure pocket is provided. The pocket has a spring biased closure which will retain pocket contents when the pocket is inverted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David D. Perkins
  • Patent number: 4667347
    Abstract: An auxilliary apparatus is illustrated having placement within the top pocket of a shirt or coat which utilizes a relatively stiff flap for retention within the top garment pocket, overlying the top pocket, while an outer pocket constructed of textile material is hinged to the relatively stiff flap to swing outwardly when the wearer leans forwardly to prevent articles carried within the auxilliary device from falling out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: William K. Greer
  • Patent number: 4553269
    Abstract: A pocket structure is provided with a chamber to conceal a valuable object such as a billfold. The pocket has a front panel, a back panel and two intermediate panels. The front panel has a slit to form a pocket opening and a flap is provided to close the opening. Behind the first panel is a first intermediate panel which is secured inside the pocket to the lower seam and side seams by a row of stitching. The upper edge of the first intermediate panel extends above the slit behind the flap. The second intermediate panel is secured at its top edge to a support strip. The side edges and the bottom edge of the second intermediate panel are distal from the side edges and bottom edges of the front panel, rear panel and first intermediate panel. The space behind the rear panel and the second intermediate panel define a hidden chamber to conceal a valuable object such as a billfold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Inventor: Daniel Nowak
  • Patent number: 3981028
    Abstract: An inner pocket is affixed to an outer pocket of an item in inverted position. The inner pocket has an open bottom spaced from and in close proximity with the bottom of the outer pocket. The inner pocket has a closed top in the outer area of the top of the outer pocket. Thus, an article is passable alongside the inner pocket in the pocket and into the inner pocket via the open bottom of the inner pocket and is inaccessible to casual removal from the outer pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Siegel