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Publication numberUS20070083984 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/232,700
Publication dateApr 19, 2007
Filing dateSep 22, 2005
Priority dateSep 22, 2005
Publication number11232700, 232700, US 2007/0083984 A1, US 2007/083984 A1, US 20070083984 A1, US 20070083984A1, US 2007083984 A1, US 2007083984A1, US-A1-20070083984, US-A1-2007083984, US2007/0083984A1, US2007/083984A1, US20070083984 A1, US20070083984A1, US2007083984 A1, US2007083984A1
InventorsTerry Wagenknecht, Samuel Wagenknecht, Charles Wagenknecht, Jessie Lewellen
Original AssigneeWagenknecht Terry L, Wagenknecht Samuel J, Wagenknecht Charles M, Lewellen Jessie K
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle carrying trousers
US 20070083984 A1
Abstract
A human user's bottle carrying trousers, and including those with shortened and/or cut-off legs; which retains a beverage bottle adjacent an exterior surface of said pants via at least one bottle retaining element; wherein a flexible and limitedly extractable bottle neck gripping device is permanently affixed to said trousers; and in a location at, and/or near to, and/or within a placket, a pocket, a belt loop, or waistband of said trousers; wherein said device may be substantially concealed from another human's view; and wherein said device is mostly undetectable from a user's view and sensory feelings; and wherein said device is always available for a human user to carry a beverage bottle with said user's hands being free.
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1. A human user's trouser pants, and including those with shortened and/or cut-off legs, which retains a beverage bottle adjacent an exterior surface of said pants;
(i) whereas at least one element of said pants is a bottle retaining element which retains said bottle via means of a bottle neck gripping device;
wherein said means generally grips said bottle just vertically beneath said bottle's cap stop rim;
and wherein said means is approximately located in an area at, and/or near, and/or within a placket, a pocket, a belt loop, or waistband of said pants;
(ii) and whereas said means is permanently affixed to said pants at, and/or near, and/or within at least one of said areas;
wherein said means may be concealed within at least one of said areas when not in use;
wherein said means is limitedly extractable from and/or replaceable to said location of concealment;
and wherein said means may be permanently tethered at, and/or near, and/or within said location of concealment;
whereby the improvement is a substantially undetectable, yet always readily available said bottle retaining element for carrying said beverage bottle hands-free from said location of permanent attachment with said user's option of easy concealment of said bottle retaining element when not in use.
2. A human user's trouser pants, and including those with shortened and/or cut-off legs, which retains a beverage bottle adjacent an exterior surface of said pants;
(i) whereas at least one element of said pants is a bottle retaining element which retains said bottle via a flexible bottle neck gripping device;
wherein said flexible device generally grips said bottle at a location just vertically beneath said bottle's cap stop rim;
and wherein said flexible device is approximately located in an area at, and/or near, and/or within a placket, a pocket, a belt loop, or waistband of said pants;
(ii) and whereas said flexible device is permanently affixed to said pants at, and/or near, and/or within at least one of said areas;
wherein said flexible device may be concealed within at least one of said areas when not in use;
wherein said flexible device is limitedly extractable from and/or replaceable to said location of concealment;
and wherein said flexible device may be permanently tethered at, and/or near, and/or within said location of concealment;
whereby the improvement is a substantially undetectable, yet always readily available said bottle retaining element for carrying said beverage bottle hands-free from said location of permanent attachment with said user's option of easy concealment of said bottle retaining element when not in use.
3. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein a portion of said bottle neck gripping device comprises a bottle neck gripping aperture wherein material substrate surrounding said aperture retains at least some degree of residual memory.
4. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein a portion of said bottle neck gripping device comprises an elongate planar shaped polymer plastic substrate wherein a bottle neck gripping aperture is located near one elongate end.
5. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including said bottle retaining element wherein a degree of said permanently affixed is relative to a user's age and therefore a user's strength; wherein said degree is accordingly relative to a type of said bottle carrying trousers being manufactured; whereby said degree of permanently affixed may be predetermined at a time of said affixing accordingly to a manufacturer's chosen method of said affixing.
6. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein said bottle neck gripping device comprises a permanently affixed flexible rubber-like o-ring; wherein material substrate surrounding said o-ring's aperture retains at least some degree of residual memory.
7. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein a portion of said bottle neck gripping device comprises a permanently affixed flexible rubber-like sheet wherein said sheet comprises at least one bottle neck gripping aperture with material substrate surrounding said aperture retaining at least some degree of residual memory.
8. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein a portion of said bottle neck gripping device comprises a permanently affixed flexible polyethylene plastic substrate wherein said substrate comprises at least one bottle neck gripping aperture with material surrounding said aperture retaining at least some degree of residual memory.
9. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein a portion of said bottle neck gripping device comprises a permanently affixed flexible polyurethane plastic substrate wherein said substrate comprises at least one bottle neck gripping aperture with material surrounding said aperture retaining at least some degree of residual memory.
10. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein a portion of said bottle neck gripping device comprises a permanently affixed flexible polypropylene plastic substrate wherein said substrate comprises at least one bottle neck gripping aperture with material surrounding said aperture retaining at least some degree of residual memory.
11. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein a portion of said bottle neck gripping device comprises a permanently affixed flexible polymer plasticized cloth fabric substrate wherein said substrate comprises at least one bottle neck gripping aperture with material surrounding said aperture retaining at least some degree of residual memory.
12. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a means wherein a portion of said bottle neck gripping device comprises a permanently affixed flexible rubberized cloth fabric substrate wherein said substrate comprises at least one bottle neck gripping aperture with material surrounding said aperture retaining at least some degree of residual memory.
13. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a bottle retaining element comprising a monofilament type cord.
14. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 1, further including a bottle retaining element comprising a braided filament type cord.
15. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 5, further including said bottle retaining element wherein said element is permanently affixed via sewn thread.
16. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 5, further including said bottle retaining element wherein said element is permanently affixed via riveting.
17. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 5, further including said bottle retaining element wherein said element is permanently affixed via grommeting.
18. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 5, further including said bottle retaining element wherein said element is permanently affixed via a tensioned snap fastener.
19. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 5, further including said bottle retaining element wherein said element is permanently affixed via glueing.
20. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 5; further including said bottle retaining element wherein said element is permanently affixed via a tether.
21. A bottle carrying trousers as in claim 5; further including said bottle retaining element wherein said element is permanently affixed via cloth fabric.
Description
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

5,810,218 September/1998 Falcaro 224/148.4
6,045,017 April/2000 Connell 224/148.7
6,082,600 July/2000 Angus 224/269
6,131,779 October/2000 Gendala 224/148.1
6,182,872 February/2001 Six 224/148.5
6,202,911 March/2001 Freer 224/684
6,497,348 December/2002 Forsman 224/148.2
6,598,770 July/2003 Bolts 224/148.2
6,612,471 September/2003 Sellars 224/230
6,626,733 September/2003 Knutson 224/148.1
6,659,321 December/2003 Hartranft 224/230
6,695,371 February/2004 Simkins 224/148.4
6,739,754 May/2004 Moor 224/680
6,837,472 January/2005 Beutz 224/148.4

ADDITIONAL RELATED PATENT PENDING APPLICATIONS FILED

short description

10/846,965 May/2004 Wagenknecht 224/148 closing slit bottle carrier utility application
11/028,137 January/2005 Wagenknecht 224/148 standoff bottle carrier utility application
11/131,154 May/2005 Wagenknecht 224/148 multi-size bottle carrier utility application
29/222,883 February/2005 Wagenknecht 224/148 trophy and fire flame aperture design application
ER 195025060 US September/2005 Wagenknecht 224/148 wineglass shape cup aperture design application
DOC 584976 September/2005 Wagenknecht 224/148 letter of disclosure concerning this present application

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING

Not applicable.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not applicable.

BACKGROUND

1. Field of Invention

A bottle carrying trousers comprising a permanently attached bottle retaining element with a means of gripping and retaining a beverage bottle; wherein said element's properties are preferrably flexible; and wherein said bottle is held adjacent to an exterior surface of said trousers, and wherein said means is concealable from another human's view when not in use, and wherein said means is generally undetectable by feelings and touch sensories of a human user's skin.

2. Description of Prior Art

Previous items used to attach a plastic beverage bottle to a human user's trouser pants, or any other part of a user's clothing, were formed from hard plastics, metal clips, nylon straps, flexible rubber o-rings, or various flexible plastic substrates. All were devised to retainingly grip a plastic bottle in an area located just vertically beneath its cap stop rim. All previous methods required separate storage from a user's clothing when not in use; as most were bulky in size or shape, and were mostly cumbersome to carry conveniently in a pocket.

Those found which would fit into a pocket were also able to fall out of the same pocket, or were able to be misplaced or forgotten by the user.

None of those searched were found to include a bottle neck retaining means which was permanently affixed to and/or within a trouser pants material itself for a user's constant availability of use of said means;

None of those searched were found to include a bottle neck retaining means which was permanently affixed within a trouser pants material's placket and/or pocket's waistband area for quick and easy concealment by the user.

None of those searched were found to include a bottle neck retaining means which was devised to be permanently attached to a user's pants at a time of manufacturing of said pants; nor were any found to include a bottle neck retaining means which was devised to be permanently attached to said pants material for post-manufacturing and/or retrofitting an entire line of a slow selling trouser.

None of those searched were found to provide a trouser's permanently attached bottle neck retaining means which were purposed to be permanently affixed to said trousers in a method which is mostly undetectable to a user's skin sensories.

SUMMARY

A bottle carrying trousers with a permanently attached means of gripping and retaining a beverage bottle in an area just vertically beneath said bottle's cap stop rim; whereas said bottle is held adjacent to an exterior surface of said trousers; and wherein said means is concealable from another human's view when not in use; and wherein said element is substantially located in an area at and/or near a placket, a pocket, a belt loop, or waistband of said pants; and wherein said means is limitedly extractable from its area of concealment or permanently tethered adjacent to said area; with the improvement being a user's constant availability and option of carrying a bottled beverage hands-free with an easy-quick concealment of said means when not in use.

OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES

This invention of a bottle carrying trouser pants may utilize several different means of bottle gripping devices; yet, a flexible said means will increase a user's comfort to a degree where said means is almost undetectable. A plurality of methods exist for permanently affixing said means to and/or within a material of said pants; and with several ways to achieve concealment of said means.

Accordingly, besides any objects and advantages previously described, more objects and advantages of this present invention are;

(i) To provide a pair of bottle carrying trousers, and most particularly a pair of blue jean type trousers, which give users the constant option of carrying a bottled beverage at their side; and with their hands being free to carry other objects.

(ii) To provide bottle carrying trousers which give event active users no chance to misplace, lose, or even to forget to bring a bottle carrying device.

(iii) To provide bottle carrying trousers which keep their style and fashioned look by easily concealing a bottle gripping device from another human's view.

(iv) To permanently combine a pair of trousers with a flexible bottle neck gripping device which conforms to a human user's body contours, and where said device is concealed from view and almost undetectable by any feeling or touch sensories of a human user's skin.

(v) To provide trousers which may be assembled to a flexible bottle neck gripping device at a time of initial manufacturing, or at a time of post-manufacturing for retrofitting an entire line of slow selling trousers which need an additional selling point boost.

(vi) To provide trousers with a plurality of said gripping devices to aid military troops and emergency workers when giving aid or liquids to others; wherein any concealment of said device(s) for appearance's purpose, changes in purpose to multiple emergency utility tools which are in constant and easy reach of a user.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the drawings, closely related figures may have the same number, but different alphabetic suffixes.

FIG. 1 is a front view of a preferred embodiment and while retaining a bottle.

FIG. 2,a is a front view of a preferred embodiment with its bottle retaining element in a same position as in FIG. 2, and without showing a bottle.

FIG. 2,b is a side view of a preferred embodiment without a bottle, and without attachment to trousers, and positioned as if it were attached and as if it were retaining a bottle.

FIG. 2,c is a front view of a preferred embodiment without showing a bottle, and as its bottle retaining element begins to retract back to its position of permanent attachment within a pocket.

FIG. 2,d is a front view of a preferred embodiment without showing a bottle, and fully returned to its position of permanent attachment within a pocket.

FIG. 3 is a front view of an alternative embodiment showing a cord tethered, plastic polymer bottle neck gripping element while concealed within a pocket.

FIG. 4 is a front view of two alternative embodiments; one with a plasticized cloth bottle neck gripping element, and one with a rubberized said element; and also showing two different methods of permanent attachment.

FIG. 5,a is a front view of an alternative embodiment utilizing a cord tethered, rivet affixed, rubber-like o-ring bottle neck gripping element shown concealed within a miniature size pocket.

FIG. 5,b is a front view of an alternative embodiment as in FIG. 5,a; but is shown with its bottle neck gripping element limitedly extracted from a pocket, and ready for use.

FIG. 6 is a front view of two alternative embodiments utilizing cords for bottle neck gripping elements, and while one is shown retaining a bottle, another is shown concealed within a trouser's waistband.

FIG. 7 is a front view of two alternative embodiments utilizing cords for permanently tethering bottle neck gripping elements of rubber-like o-rings from within belt loops, and with one retaining a bottle, and with one being concealed.

FIG. 8,a is a front view of an alternative embodiment of a polymer plastic bottle neck gripping element with a cloth tether, and being concealed within a pocket-like cloth sleeve.

FIG. 8,b is a front view showing said pocket-like cloth sleeve of FIG. 8,a; and shown permanently affixed within a trousers pocket.

REFERENCE NUMERALS IN DRAWINGS

  • 30—trouser pocket
  • 32—pocket insert
  • 34—miniature pocket
  • 36—placket-like opening
  • 38—waistband
  • 40—belt Loop
  • 42—flexible planar polymer plastic means for gripping a bottle's neck
  • 44—flexible plasticized cloth means for gripping a bottle's neck
  • 45—flexible rubberized cloth means for gripping a bottle's neck
  • 46—substrate's memory retensioned aperture of bottle neck gripping means
  • 47—affixment accommodating aperture
  • 48—cord means for gripping bottle neck
  • 50—cord tether which retains bottle neck gripping means
  • 52—cloth tether which retains bottle neck gripping means
  • 54—flexible rubber-like o-ring
  • 56—beverage bottle
  • 58—bottle's cap stop rim
  • 60—locational point of affixing a tether
  • 62—locational point of affixing a bottle neck gripping means via sewing
  • 64—locational point of affixing a bottle neck gripping means via tensioned fastener
  • 66—locational point of affixing a bottle neck gripping means via adhesive
Preferred Embodiment

A preferred embodiment of a bottle carrying trousers is illustrated in FIG. 1, and comprises;

  • at least one bottle neck gripping element 42 which is permanently affixed to said trousers via a tensioned fastener 64, and in this preferred embodiment, a specific rivet type of said tensioned fastener, 64 and in an area near one elongate end of said element's elongate, planar, and flexible polymer plastic substrate body. Said riveting permanently affixes said one elongate end to an interior surface of a pocket 30 of said trousers, and at a location near said pocket's placket-like 36 opening. A bottle neck gripping aperture 46 is located near an opposite end of said body from an affixment accommodating aperture 47 location which accommodates said specific rivet type of said tensioned fastener 64. Said element is shown looped slightly more than invertedly from its original position of said affixing; wherein said aperture is located in an exterior position from said pocket's interior. A bottle 56 is shown as it is being retained by said aperture; and wherein said aperture surrounds said bottles neck, and in an area located just vertically beneath its cap stop rim 58. Said bottle is shown being retained in an area of said trousers which is near to said pocket's placket-like opening, and adjacent to an exterior surface of said trousers.
Operation

A bottle carrying trousers as in FIG. 1 can be made by permanently affixing a bottle neck gripping device to an interior surface of at least one of said trouser's pockets 30 at a location shown, and via a type of tensioned fastener 64. In this embodiment of FIG. 1, a specific rivet type of tensioned fastener 64 is used; and wherein said rivet extends completely through an affixment accommodating aperture 47, and completely through said trouser's material.

Said bottle neck gripping device is preferably made from a flexible polymer plastic substrate 42 with soft rubber-like properties, yet of a type which has at least some degree of memory retension; and with said retension at least being located in an area surrounding its bottle neck gripping aperture 46.

This particular bottle neck gripping device as in FIG. 1 is of a shape which is a generally planar and elongate flexible polymer plastic material which can be repeatedly bent without fracturing. Low density polyethylene or LDPE is preferred, yet other materials will also work as well; such as a high density polyethylene, a polyurethane, or polypropylene, or polymer plastic saturated cloth, or rubberized impregnated cloth. Thickness of material chosen can range from a few thousandths of an inch to whatever said thickness functions well in gripping a bottle's neck, and whatever fits comfortably within a user's pocket.

A plurality of said material's properties such as said thickness, and said type of polymer plastic, said degree of memory retention, and a material's elasticity, and a material's hardness, and a bottle's 56 dimensional diameter located just below its cap stop rim 58, and said rim's dimensional diameter itself; will all combine to determine an appropriate diameter size needed for said aperture 46 to easily be applied and yet retainingly grip a bottle's neck just vertically below said rim 58.

A manufacturer needs only to balance a degree of ease or difficulty of a user's application and removal of said bottle gripping device to and from said bottle, versus an ability of an area surrounding said aperture 46 to grip and retain said bottle. Said balancing also applies to most alternative embodiments, such as those which may use a rubber-like o-ring, or said plasticized cloth, or a rubber-like sheet material, or most any other substrate which has at least some degree of memory retension surrounding said aperture 46. Said balancing is accomplished through said manufacturer predeterminedly using a chosen dimensional interior size of said aperture; and accordingly to said substrate's said degree of retained memory surrounding said aperture 46.

  • said aperture to attain said

Said aperture 46 shown in FIG. 1 is circular in shape; yet is not necessary to be circular or any other particular shape to functionally grip said bottle's neck; wherein a manufacturer needs only to be concerned with said aperture gripping and retaining said bottle in said area just vertically below said cap stop rim 58, and said balancing between said gripping ability and said ease of application to and from said bottle 56.

Said bottle gripping aperture 46 as shown in FIG. 1 is located near one elongate end of said generally planar and elongate flexible polymer plastic material 42. Said affixment accommodating aperture 47 for accomodating said rivet type tensioned fastener 64 is located at an opposite end of said elongate material from said bottle gipping aperture's 46 location. Said aperture 47 is referenced as an affixment accommodating aperture 47 for clarity purpose, as it may consist of different sizes and/or shapes to accommodate various types of fasteners or tethers. Said rivet is located in an area near a placket-like opening 36 of a trouser's pocket; and with said device located within said pocket; and with said bottle gripping aperture 46 being located vertically below said riveting location 64, and when said device is in a position of concealment. note FIG. 2,d.

Numeric references to location of said tensioned fastener 64 may also refer to alternative and similar means of affixing via tensioned fasteners and comprising; one piece grommets, two piece grommet sets, mandrels within finishing washers, pop rivets, and tensioned snap-on buttons or tensioned snap fasteners; of which most are metallic in composition; yet not exclusively, and not excluding any polymer plastic tensioned fastener materials.

In further reference to FIG. 2, FIG. 2,a shows said device in a same position as shown in FIG. 1, and with said bottle removed. FIG. 2,b shows a side view of said device closely similar to said same position to further clarify an invertedly looped position as in FIG. 2,a.

FIG. 2,c shows a front view of said device as it is partially retracted back into said pocket. FIG. 2,d shows a front view of said device as it is retracted completely back into said pocket, and in its initial position after said affixing 64.

Said bottle gripping element is now concealed within said pocket as shown in FIG. 2,d until a user reaches in and pulls out said bottle neck gripping aperture until it loops invertedly from its original position of concealment, and loops vertically upwards until said aperture and its surrounding substrate material protrudes outwardly from said pocket's interior.

A user then forces a bottles cap, neck, and cap stop rim through said aperture for said bottle's retention; wherein said substrate's memory retension surrounding said aperture grips and retains said bottle.

Said gripping aperture and said element's outer perimeter shape may be completely cut through said substrate by hand with most any cutting tool, or may be machine die cut in multiples for large quantities, or plastic mold injected for a dimensionally shaped form of said substrate's normally planar surface.

In assembly, said rivet type fastener is positioned through said aperture 47 and said trouser material as previously described; and is compressed to a manufacturer's satisfaction for their chosen degree of tensioning of said rivet, and for their chosen degree of permanence of said permanent affixing.

After permanently riveting said device, said device becomes at least one element of said trousers; and wherein said element is a bottle neck gripping element. Said trousers are now bottle carrying trousers.

When using said element to carry a bottle of liquid; a small child user or an adult user with no pants belt will most likely carry less liquid than others would.

In example;

  • a prepared mountain hiker or National Guard Trooper will normally have their trousers fairly well secured with a belt, suspenders, or other means.

A degree of said permanent affixing is relative to a user's age, strength, degree of said belt securement of trousers, or said amount of liquid being retained; and wherein said degree of permanent affixing is accordingly relative to a size and/or type of said bottle carrying trousers being manufactured.

Whereby, said degree of permanence of affixing may be predetermined at a time of said affixing; and accordingly to a manufacturer's chosen said degree of permanence necessary, and therefore said method of said affixing.

In example;

  • a tensioned snap fastener which is accomplished through a standard riveting type method, would be a very permanent affixing to a small child or an elderly user; and whereas a same said fastener may be very temporary to a National Guardsman Trooper who weighed 200 pounds or more. All references to any said permanent affixing and/or said degree of permanence of said element's affixing are therefore relative to said type of user, said degree of trouser securement, said volume of liquid being retained, and/or said degree of a user's strength.
Alternative Embodiments

FIG. 3 is a front view of an alternative embodiment showing a cord tethered 50, plastic polymer bottle neck gripping element 42 while concealed within a pocket 30.

While again, said element's bottle neck gripping aperture 46 is circular in shape; yet does not depend on any particular shape to function in this embodiment, but only to grip a bottle's neck in said area just vertically beneath a bottle's said cap stop rim, and only to a degree of said gripping which functionally retains a bottle.

Said cord tether 50 shown needs only to be a dimensional length from its locational point of attachment 60 to allow said aperture 46 to extend or protrude a short distance from said pocket's 30 placket-like opening 36.

FIG. 4 is a front view of two alternative embodiments with plasticized cloth bottle neck gripping elements, and also showing two different methods of said permanent affixing.

Shown at the viewer's right side of the drawing is a cloth tether 52 which retains a flexible plasticized cloth means for gripping a bottle's neck, 44 and is shown as it protrudes from a pocket's 30 placket-like opening 36. Said flexible cloth tether 52 allows said a bottle neck gripping means 44 to hang parallel and adjacent to said pocket's 30 exterior surface. Said gripping aperture 46 is shown as it is ready to accept and carry a bottle. Said affixment accommodating aperture 47 is of an elongate shape to accept and retain said cloth tether 52, which is threaded through said aperture 47. A locational point 60 of affixing said tether 52 may be affixed most anywhere within said pocket 30 according to a manufacturer's discretion, and also accordingly to a length of said tether 52.

Said bottle gripping element 44 and its said cloth tether 52 are shown ready to be re-concealed within said pocket 30, and yet without protruding outwardly as in said preferred embodiment.

A second alternative embodiment is shown within FIG. 4 to clarify any references to, or claims of; at least one bottle retaining element; wherein said at least one bottle retaining element may refer to a plurality of different types and/or methods of said elements within one pair of bottle carrying trousers for the purpose of allowing a user choices of using any one, and/or a plurality of said elements within said trousers.

Shown at the viewer's left side of said drawing is a flexible rubberized cloth means for gripping a bottle's neck, 45 and is shown as it is concealed within a pocket 30, and wherein is also shown a locational point of affixing said bottle neck gripping means via sewing 62. Its gripping aperture 46 is also shown.

FIG. 5,a is a front view of an alternative embodiment utilizing a cord tethered, 50 grommet-like tensioned fastener, 64 and rubber-like o-ring bottle neck gripping element, 54 shown concealed within a miniature size pocket 34.

FIG. 5,b is a front view of said alternative embodiment as in FIG. 5,a; but is shown with said bottle neck gripping element 54 limitedly extracted from said miniature pocket 34, and ready for use.

FIG. 6 is a front view of two alternative embodiments, wherein both utilize cords for bottle neck gripping elements 48, 48′, and while one is shown retaining a bottle, 56 and another is shown concealed within a trouser's waistband 38.

Shown at the viewer's left side of said drawing is said concealed embodiment; wherein said cord 48 is affixed at a location 60 within said trouser's waistband 38. Also shown is a placket-like opening 36 within said waistband 38, and wherein said cord 48 is extracted from said placket-like opening 36 of said waistband 38 when ready for use.

Also shown within FIG. 6, and at the viewer's right side of said drawing is said second of said embodiments, wherein said cord 48′ is shown extracted from said placket-like opening 36′ of said waistband 38′ and tied around a bottle's 56 neck in an area just vertically below its cap stop rim 58. A belt loop 40 is also shown to help a viewer to distinguish said placket-like opening 36′ from said loop(s).

FIG. 7 is a front view of two identical alternative embodiments utilizing cords 50, 50′ for permanently tethering bottle neck gripping elements of rubber-like o-rings 54,54′ from within belt loops, 40 and with one said o-ring retaining a bottle, 56 from a belt loop 40′ and with another said o-ring and said cord tether being concealed within another belt loop 40. A placket-like slit 36 of said loop 40 is also shown adjacent to said concealed o-ring 54. A bottle's cap stop rim 58 is also shown just vertically above said bottle retaining o-ring 54′.

FIG. 8,a is a front view of an alternative embodiment of a polymer plastic bottle neck gripping element 42 with a cloth tether, 52 and being concealed within a pocket-like cloth sleeve insert 32. Also shown is said element's gripping aperture, 46 and said cloth tether's location of its affixing, 60 and an affixment accommodating aperture 47 wherein said cloth tether is threaded through.

FIG. 8,b is a front view showing said pocket-like cloth sleeve insert 32 of FIG. 8,a; and wherein said insert is shown permanently affixed within a trousers pocket 30 via glueing 66, 66′, 66′, 66′.

Conclusion, Ramifications, and Scope

Accordingly, the reader will see that the scope of this new bottle carrying trousers goes beyond it's many advantages over previous trousers;

This new bottle carrying trousers gives any user the constant option of carrying most any beverage bottle size chosen by a manufacturer.

The ability of a permanently attached flexible bottle carrying device to be withdrawn from its substantially concealed location is new in concept, and will not detract from said user's clothing's appearance.

This said trousers has a built in tool which is always there; unseen by another human's view; unfelt by a user's skin and touch senses; and almost totally weightless when not in use, and yet is still there; and always there.

Event active users from on-sight sports viewing, to walk-a-thon participants will all have the option of using this bottle carrying trousers at their discretion.

Emergency workers in the act of distributing food and water, construction workers at locations far from the company water canteen, National Guard troops out in the field of activity, and many more categories of busy people will all have said constant option of said bottle carrying trouser's use. With all the many other important tools to remember to bring with them, this is one tool which they will not have to even think about, as it will always be there at their side.

This bottle carrying trousers will always be there for users such as school children and college students alike, as they have their hands freed up to carry more books and such, and with their beverage bottle at their side. Their bottle carrying trousers include an element which will always be there; while providing said constant option to carry their beverage with hands being free.

This bottle carrying trousers will allow both music concert attenders and praise and worship event attenders to put both hands in the air; and wherein are able to clap their hands with the music, or place both hands in the air for praise and worship; and wherein are able to keep their beverage directly at their side.

In acknowledging that a trouser's means for gripping a bottle neck's cap stop rim is permanently affixed at, and/or near to, and/or within, and/or tethered near to, and/or tethered within an area of concealment; and wherein a degree of said permanence is relative to previously described variables of a user's age or strength, a degree of belt securement, and such; and wherein said degree may be determined via a sewn thread's strength, or via a heavy duty versus light duty snap fastener, or via its method of glueing and type of glue, or via its size and weight of rivet and/or grommet used for said affixing.

And also acknowledging that the scope of this new bottle carrying trousers is not limited to any particular specifics or any specific combinations of; its means for gripping a bottle's neck; nor specifically to the preferred embodiment's aperture shape, nor said embodiment's general perimeter shape, nor said embodiment's method of affixing to trousers, and neither said embodiment's location of said affixing.

The specific intent of this application is to provide a human user's trouser pants which provides a constant option to carry a beverage bottle with an option of concealment of its bottle neck gripping means element for appearances sake, and for busy people who don't need another thing to remember to bring with in their daily routine.

These new bottle carrying trousers utilize a new principle of operation of its bottle neck gripping means element; whereby it blazes a new trail in trousers clothing wear, and of which no one else has previously utilized.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/227
International ClassificationA41D1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/08
European ClassificationA41D1/08