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Publication numberUS2606587 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1952
Filing dateDec 12, 1949
Priority dateDec 12, 1949
Publication numberUS 2606587 A, US 2606587A, US-A-2606587, US2606587 A, US2606587A
InventorsPorter Otho J
Original AssigneePorter Otho J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waterproof pocket and container
US 2606587 A
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Aug. 12, 1952 0. J. PORTE R WATERPROOF POCKET AND CONTAINER 'A i Filed Dec.

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In Uentor Urho J. Porter Hmm Patented Aug. 12, 1952 UNITED STAT s Prem Iori-ics 4 Claims.

. i 1 This invention relates to the class of garments and clothing, and more particularly to a novel structure of waterproof pockets.

.An object of this invention is to provide a pocket of tightly sealed Waterproof character which may be readily applied to a garment to insure protection of articles carried therein.

l A further object of the invention is to provide a resilient and novel cam actuated closure so combined and secured to the other elements of the pocket that there is an insurance of eiecting a water-tight closure.

Yet another object of the invention resides in the provision of a pocket structure which is readily adapted to bathing suits, hunting coats, raincoats, or the like in which contents placed therein must necessarily remain dry when exposed to rain or when immersed in water.

Still further objects of the invention reside in the provision of a waterproof pocket structure that is strong, durable, highly efficient in operation, simple in construction and design, easy to manufacture and apply to a garment, and quite inexpensive while being pleasing to the eye.

These, together with the various ancillary objects of the invention will become apparent as the following description proceeds, are attained by this Waterproof pocket structure, a preferred embodiment of which has been illustrated in the accompanying drawings, by way of example only,

wherein:

Figure 1 is an elevational view showingV the novel pocket structure as emplaced -on a garment;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view as taken along the line 2 2 of Figure 1;

Figure A3 is a horizontal sectional view along the line 3 3 of Figure 1 of the pocket structure which has been shown in an enlarged scale for greater detail; and

Figure 4 is a detail View of the upper portion of Figure 2 showing the waterproof pocket comprising the present invention in an open position.

Figure 5 is a detail View of the upper end of the seal of the pocket structure of the present invention.

With continuing reference to the accompanying drawings wherein like reference numerals designate similar parts throughout the various views, reference numeral I9 is used to generally designate a garment such as a raincoat, hunting jacket, bathing suit or the like, on which the novel pocket structure generally designated by reference numeral I2 is adapted to be emplaced.

vplate 26.

pressed inwardly in a rigid manner locking the The waterproof pocket `I2 consists of an inner member I4 and an outer member IS each of which is formed in the shape of a conventional pocket. A seal I8 which is secured to the outer member I6 and sewn or elsewise secured tothe garment structure Ill is pleated or elsewise folded along its sides so as to provide means for the outer member I6 to allow relatively large objects to be emplaced within the pocket. Actually,

.the members I6 and I8 can be made integral ii desired and accordingly, the combined outer member I6 and seal I8 is of larger size than the inner member I4. In the embodiment shown in the accompanying drawings, the seal I8 is shown as being cutaway or notched at its upper inner ends as at I9 (Figure 5) to form a seat for the ends of plate 2E.

A iirst plate 2i! which is formed with eyes 22 is secured t0 the garment I!! adjacent the upper edge of the inner and outer members I4 and I6, respectively, by means of rivets 24. Likewise, a plate 26 is secured to the upper outer edge of the outer member I6 by means of rivets 28. The

plate Zis provided with a series of corrugations 39 for a purpose to be henceforth explained.

Pivotally connected or hinged to the eyes 22 of the plate 2li are arcuate fastening members 32 which have their outward ends bifurcated as at 34, to form two opposed legs which have ytheir ends inturned to form eyes 36 in which a pin or shaft 38 is journaled. Upon the shaft 38 are secured cam members 4D which are provided with a thumb piece 42 for ready engagement by the hand of the wearer of the garment.

When it is desired to hold the contents emplaced within the pocket between the outer member Ii and the inner member I4, it is merely necessary to rotate the arcuate fastening members 32 until the cam members 4i) engage the corrugations 30 inthe plate 2B. Then the cam member 4F! is merely rotated until the cam is engaged within the corrugated portion 3B of the This will cause ythe plate 26 to be inner and outer members I4 and I6, respectively,

together. When it is desired to open the pocket the cam may be thenrotated, thus releasing it from engagement with the corrugated portion 3% and the plate 28. ,.As shown in Figure 4, the fastening elements will, together with the cam, be permitted to fall between the inner member I4 and outer member I5 into the pocket proper, or between the inner member I4 and the garment I0.

Since from the foregoing, the construction and advantages of this waterproof pocket will be readily apparent, further description is believed to be unnecessary.

However, since numerous modifications will readily occur to those skilled in the art after a consideration of the foregoing speciiication and accompanying drawings, it is not intended to limit the invention to the precise embodiment shown and described, but all suitable modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention, what claimed as new is:

1. A pocket structure for attachment to a garment comprising inner and outer waterproof` mem-bers integrally joined to provide a pocket having an open upper end, a first 'elongated plate adapted to be secured to the outer surface of the garment and being of a length substantially equal to the width of said pocket, a second elongated plate secured to the upper outer surface of said outer member and being parallel to said rst plate, at least one arcuate cam support member pivotally carried by said rst plate, said second plate having at least one indented portion, each cam support member adapted to overlie each indented portion, and a cam member rotatably carried by each of said support members and engageable with said indented portion for urging the first and second plates together whereby the upper end of said pocket is sealingly closed.

2. A pocket structure for attachment to a garment comprising inner and outer waterproof members integrally joined to provide a pocket having an open upper end, a rst elongated plate adapted to be secured to the outer surface of vthe garment and being of a length substantially equal to the Width of said pocket, a second elongated plate secured to the upper outer surface of said outer member and being parallel to said rst plate, at least one arcuate cam support member pivotally carried by said first plate,

said second plate having at least one indented portion, each cam support member adapted to overlie each indented portion, and a cam member rotatably carried by each of said support members and engageable with said indented portion for urging the rst and second plates together whereby the upper end of said pocket is sealingly closed, said cam mem-ber having a rst cam edge portion, the largest radial element of which is of predetermined magnitude whereby the cam member can be disengaged from said indented portion, thereby permitting pivoting of the cam support member to a disengaged position.

3. A pocket structure for attachment to a garment comprising inner and. outer waterproof members integrally joined to provide a pocket having an open upper end, a first elongated plate adapted to be secured to the outer surface of the garment and being of a length substantially equal to the widthk of said pocket, a secondA elongated plate secured to the upper outer surface of said outer member and being parallel to said .iirst plate, at least one arcuate cam support member pivotally carried by said iirst plate, said second plate having at least one indented portion, each cam support member adapted t overlie each indented portion, and a cam member rotatably carried by each of said support members and engageable with said indented portion for urging the rst and second plates together whereby the upper end of said pocket is sealingly closed, said cam member having a iirst cam edge portion, the largest radial element of which is of predetermined magnitude whereby the cam member can be disengaged from said indented portion, thereby premitting pivoting of the cam support member to a disengaged position and said cam member having a second cam edge portion engageable in said indented portions, the largest radial element of which is of. predetermined magnitude greater than the largest radial element of said first portion whereby when said second portion is engaged in said indented portion, pivoting movement of said cam support member can be prevented.

4. A pocket structure for attachment to a garment comprising inner and outer waterproof members integrally joined to provide a pocket having an open upper end, a iirst elongated plate adapted to be secured to the outer surface of the garment and being of a length substantially equal to the width of said pocket, a second elongated plate secured to the upper outer surface of said outer member and being parallel to said first plate, at least one arcuate cam support member pivotally carried by said rst plate, said second plate having at least one indented portion, each cam support member adapted to overlie each indented portion, and a cam member rotatably carried by each of said support members and engageable with said indented portion for urging the iirst and second plates together whereby the upper end of said pocket is sealingly closed, said cam member having a rst cam edge portion, the largest radial element of which is of predetermined magnitude whereby the cam member can be disengaged from said indented portion, thereby permitting pivoting of the cam support member to a disengaged position and said cam member having a second cam edge portion engageable in said indented portions, the largest radial element oi which is of predetermined magnitude greater than the largest radial element of said iirst portion whereby when said second portion is engaged in said indented portion, pivoting movement of said cam support member can be prevented, and a portion on said cam member providing a thumb engaging surface for eiecting rotation of said cam member.

OTHO J. PORTER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/68, 292/257, 224/235, 2/252, 383/81
International ClassificationA41D27/20
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/201
European ClassificationA41D27/20B