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Publication numberUS2537701 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 9, 1951
Filing dateMar 14, 1947
Priority dateMar 14, 1947
Publication numberUS 2537701 A, US 2537701A, US-A-2537701, US2537701 A, US2537701A
InventorsPrevidi William T
Original AssigneePrevidi William T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Elastic golf ball pocket
US 2537701 A
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Jan. 9, 1951 w T, PREvlDl 2,537,701

ELASTIC GOLF BALL POCKET Filed March 14, 1947 van.

v INVENTOR. WxLLIAM T. Pam/m1 Patented Jaaa, 1951 OFFICE 1,.; ..1 .2; 212,53753011;and: 1; fr@ EILASTCGOLF BALL.v POCKET William Tf-Previdi, Allendale; N. J.

Anplisatimlliarhlfl 194re1altN9 3342763 This invention relates'to garments""fo golfers and more particularly to a' pocket" construction for carrying one ormore golf balls.

It is'a'n object ofthe presentinventionft provide a pocketonagarmentfor a'golfer which is particularly adapted for carrying "golf balls and which' `is formed of elasticmaterial which can be stretched ineither oneo two" directions. This pocket;whereinthere Willjb'e' provided VVVa cover of waterproof "z'naterial"` adapted Y`to"'loe`l ex; tended over the elastic"'materia1`"to keepV the same clean andfree from dampness and to particularly house' the san'ie when the'p'ocket is not in'use, will resiliently retainthe goif'ballwhen it disposed. within the pocketj Other objects lofthe present invention are to provide a golf ball pocket 'for' garments which is of simple construction, inexpensive to form into the garment and vefiicientin operation." l

- According to the-invention, thegolfers vblouse is formed with aband atthe'lower'endonwhich is disposed the pocket ofelasticfiriate'rialA adapt ed to receive at one endof 'the'samea'golf' ball. This pocket will expand to,'-co'nvenientlyand positivelyl retain the golf' ball againstmovement out `of the pocket opening. Also" flied tto the" band is a `cover of `iie'xible materiahinged at the top part ofthe band'andaidap'tedto extend down over vrthepocket of resilient" material to' prevent the resilient materialv from 'gettingiwet The cover is adapted to allow Vthe pocket to pro` ject from beneath' itand when the pocket foi" the golf balls is not inA use, the cover" is 'adapted to` extenddown over "the pocket opening atly to cover up the golf ball pocket. Snap'fasteners are 'used for securing the" lower edge of the band to the blouse. This` cover flap may have elastic material in it so that it can be stretchedly extended over the golf iball" pocketwhen the -pocket is oued with golf bans and still pesnappeu tofl the blouse 2' at "thelow'e'r edge in the aforesaid manner. k.Instead of snap fasteners, a zipper arrangement -may be used to secure thelower edge of flap to the blouse when' the cover `flap is made of elastic materialf n Y For furthercomprehension `of the invention;

and of the objec`ts and advantagesrthereof, ref'Y garment having' aband atthe"'bottom "endfon ing ih'eleiation upon the cover flap adapted to be brought down over; the golf, ball pocket. "I

'"FigS is a cross" sectional viewtaken on line Fig. fiis a fragmentaryview similarto `1'ig.2Y except that Vvthe iiap hasbeenrraised andgolf balls A'have been'v inserted' in 'the resilient pocket "Fig 5 is a 'ros's sectional view taken online sLrj of Figui f Fig. 6v is'aj detail cross sectional view taken' through "the opening rim'Y of the;V resilient "pocket Online s-eof Fig; 4. i

"'lf'ig a perspective view of la mdied form of flapwhi'ch is comprised of 'resilient yor elastic materal'thus permitting the flap to be stretched over the golfball'swithinthnow elastic'pocket.`

pocket container holding golf balls, whichfhave`A been-insertedfromtop opening-s disposed theregolfer l5 is provided with agarment or jacket l'hav-ing a bottom wide band Il.' -On this wide band, :there is-connected anA elastic pocket piece tolreceivegolf balls 2i This pocket' I8 is formed of elastic 'material and" will expand as" the .golf ballsareinserted into thelsame This elastic piece extends in the samedirectionfasthe band a'nd'fhas atl it's openendfa reinforcing piece "22 (Fig.i6)`,'t'o prevent the V'outward movement of' the ball once it has been' iriserte'd'-l within l'the pocket. i-riThis insert reinforcing'iy pice' '-22 may be slightly resilient to permit the insertion of the ball but will then spring closed sufficiently to retain the ball within the pocket unless considerable force is applied behind the ball to take it out of the pocket.

In order to cover the elastic pocket piece I8 at times when the pocket is not in use, there is provided a ap 24 which is sewed at its upper edge to the band and which is adapted to extend down over the band to lie flush over the pocket and over the band. This flap additionally has fastener elements 25 adapted to attach with complementary fastener elements 26 on the band I1. The iiap is shown in the closed position in Fig. 2 and in the raised or open position in Fig. 4.

Referring now to Figs. 7 and 8, the flap is indicated at 27 and includes an elastic strip 28 connected at its upper edge to the top of the band so as to permit the flap to be stretched downwardly and whereby the ap 21 can be connected by its fasteners 25 over the Docket even though the golf balls have been inserted therein. This arrangement is such that the flap will be contracted t lie flate over the golfers pocket when the golf balls have been removed therefrom.

Referring now to Fig. 9, there is shown the use of a zipper arrangement 3l including a slide 32 adapted to be connected between a. lower edge ofap 33 to a strip 34 having one of the zipper parts. This iiap can be extended over the pocket even though it is lled. This ap 33 is provided with an elastic top strip 35, the same as provided with the form of the invention shown in Fig. 7.

Referring now to Figs. and 11, it will be noted that the jacket I 6 is similarly iormed'with a band Vi but wherein the elastic material is sewed upon the band so as to provide openings 38 through which golf balls 2i can be extended. Instead of providing a side pocket with an opening at one end or side, there are provided two pockets with openings extending from the tops of the same; Thus there is provided a separate pocket for each golf ball. The material, as indicated at 39, of which the pockets are made, are of the similar elastic material which can be stretched in two directions. Flap 24 can be extended downwardly over the pockets when the pockets are not in use, in the same manner as described above, also the pocket can have Yan elastic strip extended across, as described above, in connection with the other forms of the invention, so that it ycan be extended while the pockets are lled with golf balls.

It should now be apparent that there has been provided a golf ball pocket which is open only at one end to receive the golf balls and wherein the golf balls in order to be extended into the pocket, are moved laterally in the direction of the band and under a reinforced opening portion of the pocket. that there has been provided a cover flap, which can be extended over the pocket when the pocket is not in use, and also when it is in use, such arrangement made possible by the provision of an elastic piece intheV cover flap.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as dened in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

l. A Docket construction for garments com- It should also be apparent w' Uil Number prising a pocket formed of resilient material se cured along its top and bottom edges and at one end thereof to the garment and having an opening extending in a vertical plane at the other end of the pocket and through which golf balls or like articles can be dispensed, said pocket opening having a reinforced piece within the pocket material adapted to expand only slightly to permit the insertion of a golf ball and adapted to lock the golf ball Within the pocket.

2. In combination with a garment having a non-elastic waist band, a pocket comprising a strip of resilient material secured unstretched to said band along three sides and being free of said band at its fourth side and cooperating with said band to form a pocket there-between, said elastic material being arranged to contract closely about articles inserted into said pocket, and a reenforcing piece mounted along the free edge of said strip of resilient material.

3. In combination with a garment having a non-elastic waist band, a pocket comprising a strip of resilient material secured unstretched to said band along three sides and being free of said band at its fourth side and cooperating with said band t0 form a pocket there-between, said elastic material being arranged to contract closely about articles inserted into said pocket, and a reenforcing piece mounted along the free edge of said strip of resilient material, said fourth free side being along a vertical edge of said strip of resilient material.

4. In combination with a garment having a non-elastic waist band, a pocket comprising a strip of resilient material secured unstretched to said band along three sides and being free of said band at its fourth side and cooperating with said band to form a pocket there-between, said elastic material being arranged to contract closely about articles inserted into said pocket, and a reenforcing piece mounted along the free edge of said strip of resilient material, said fourth free side being along the top edge of said strip of resilient material.

5. In combination with a, garment having a non-elastic waist band, a pocket comprising a strip of resilient material secured unstretched to said band along three sides and being free of said band at its fourth side and cooperating with said band to form a pocket there-between, said elastic material being arranged to contract closely about articles inserted into said pocket, and a reenforcing piece mounted along the free edge of said strip of resilient material, said reenforcing piece being slightly fiexible enabling said free side to be expanded to engage articles into said pocket.

WILLIAM T. PREVIDI.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Name4 Date 1,073,479 Dunbar et al Sept. 16, 1913 1,491,711 Levine Apr. 22, 1924 1,743,045 Musselman Jan. 7, 1930 2,117,465 Tully May 17, 1938 2,359,012 Sophier Sept. 26, 1944

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US3968522 *Sep 12, 1975Jul 13, 1976Karl RiessGolf ball pocket and improved golf garment
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US5067178 *Sep 18, 1989Nov 26, 1991Katchka Michael PUndergarment
US9021615 *Jul 2, 2013May 5, 2015Leigh CockramActivewear with waistband pocket
US9149079 *May 6, 2014Oct 6, 2015Kevin BurkePants with integrated golf pocket
US20150007379 *Jul 2, 2013Jan 8, 2015Leigh CockramActivewear with waistband pocket
USD754948Nov 19, 2014May 3, 2016Leigh CockramWaistband
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/94, 2/250
International ClassificationA41D27/20, A63B47/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/20, A63B47/001
European ClassificationA41D27/20, A63B47/00B