US 2400626 A
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May 21, 1946. BREDE 2,406,625
' CARRYING POCKET FOR HEARING AIDS Filed July '3, 1,944
' fig Arromvsr Patented May 21, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,400,626 CARRYING POCKET FOR-HEARING AIDS lvlartin H. Brede, Denver, Colo. A Application July 3, 1944, SerialNo. 543,260
This invention relates to an auxiliary pocket for attachment to a garment for carrying any desired article or articles. It is more particularly designed for carrying the battery unit of a hearing aid, such as illustrated in applicants c pending application Serial No. 516,869.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a convenient, inexpensive pocket structure which will be adaptable and adjustable to accommodate various types of hearing aid elements and which will be provided with means whereby it can be quickly, easily, and inconspicuously attached to the clothing of the user.
Other objects and advantages reside in the detail construction of the invention, which is designed for simplicity, economy, and eficiency. These will become more apparent from the following description.
In the following detailed description of the invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawing which forms a part hereof. Like numerals refer to like parts in all views of the drawing and throughout the description.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 illustrates the position of the improved pocket when in use;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one form of the improved pocket ready for use;
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective View of a rigid frame member employed in the improved pocket;
Fig. 4 is a similar detail perspective View illustrating the flexible portion of the improved pocket as it would appear before assembling;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 55, Fig. 2; and
Fig. 6 is an edge View of a similar pocket illustrating an alternate form of fastening device.
' In Fig. 1 a portion of a garment is illustrated at I2 with the hem of an opening therein at I3. This opening may be either a neck line of a garment, the arm openings therein, a pocket therein, or any other portion in which an article may be hung.
The improved pocket consists of an elongated strip I4 of flexible material, such as rubber, leather, water-proof fabric, or other suitable flexible material. A pocket loop l5 of similar material is attached to the strip I4 by means of suitable stitching I6 Orin any other desired manner. The pocket loop is simply a piece of flexible material attached at its extremities adjacent the sides of the strip I 4 with its top and bottom portions open. The strip I l terminates at its top in a narrowed. tab-like extremity I7 and at its bottom in a bottom tab I8.
The strip I4 is employed with arigid frame plate 2| whichmay beformed of sheet-metal, plastic,- Celluloid or other suitable rigid sheet material. It is preferably formed of sheet aluminum. The bottom of the frame plate 2| is turned at right angles to the plane of its surface to form a shelf 22. The upper portion of the frame plate is provided with two parallel, horizontal slots 23. The plate 2| is so formed as to provide two oppositely extending hooked portions 24 at the opposite sides of the top thereof. The hooked portions terminate in inwardly turned locking extremities 25.
To assemble the pocket, the frame plate 2| is slid within the pocket loop l5 against the backing strip It. The latter strip is then passed inwardly through the lowermost slot 23, thence outwardly through the uppermost slot 23, as shown in Fig. 2, to lock the plate to the strip I4. The bottom tab I8 is then folded outwardly and upwardly around the shelf 22 and. passed inside the pocket loop I 5 to form the bottom and front Wall of the pocket. The tab extremity I7 is then folded forwardly and downwardly to enclose the pocket as shown in Fig. 2.
This structure will form a complete pocket without further attachments. It is preferred, however, to provide some type of fastening device for securing the extremity of the strip I4 and the pocket loop I5 together. This is accomplished in the form shown in Figs. 2 and 5 by forming openings I9 in the strip and the loop, as shown in Fig. 4, and attaching a snap fastener 26 through these openings so that it will permanently secure the tab I8 to the loop I5 and detachably secure the extremity I! to the loop I5.
A second form of fastener is illustrated in Fig. 6. This consists of an elastic band 21 which is secured to the. tab extremity IT. This band is passed beneath the tab I8 and the shelf 22 to resiliently pull the extremity I'I downwardly thereover. Th latter form is more adjustable than the former form for if the hearing aid battery unit or other pocket contents should vary in size, this variation will be accommodated by the stretching of the band 21 The pocket is applied to the users clothing as shown in Fig. 1 by slipping the two hooked portions 24 inside the hem I3 of the garment I2 so that the hem will engage in the hooks 24 and be locked in place by the locking extremities 25. It can be used in the pockets of the user but it is preferred to place it on the undershirt in the neck or arm opening thereof, so that it will be entirely concealed by the users clothing.
said pocket loop and the upper portion of said 7 The loop I5 maybe formed with a depending apron portion 20 for ornamental purposes if desired.
While a specific form of the improvement has been described and illustrated herein, it is desired to be understood that the same may be varied, within' the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus described theinvention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent 1. A carrying pocket for hearing-aid elements 1 strip being folded downwardly over said pocket loop,
and the like comprising: a flat, rigid frame plate having a pair of horizontal slots with closed extremities for supporting the element; a flexible strip of material extending upwardly over the back of said frame plate, thence forwardly through the first slot and thence rearwardly through the second slot so as to project abovethe top and bottomthereof; a pocketloop secured 2. A carrying pocket for hearing-aid elements 1