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Publication numberUS2644948 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1953
Filing dateJan 8, 1951
Priority dateJan 8, 1951
Publication numberUS 2644948 A, US 2644948A, US-A-2644948, US2644948 A, US2644948A
InventorsGutmann Addis
Original AssigneeGutmann Addis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined garment and sleeping bag
US 2644948 A
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July 14, 1953 A. GUTMANN COMBINED GARMENT AND SLEEPING BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. 8, 1951 Aao'is Gutmann IN VEN TOR.

July 14, 1953 A. GUTMANN comm cmmn'r AND swarm BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Fig. 4.

Filed Jan. 8, 1951 Add/s Gufmann mum/10x BY wad-2:...

Patented July 14, 195.?

- 'Addis Gutmann, Seattle, Wash; i V Appl i cation w s a, 1951, Serial M20438;

I. This invention relates to new andu'seful improvements and structural reflnementsin body coverings, the principal object of the invention being to provide an article of the character herein described which may be selectively employed as a garment and as a sleeping'bag, the-article being quickly and easily convertibleffrom one use tothe other. 4 In particular, theinvent ion concerns itself with the provision of an article of this type which is well adapted for military use, although it may be equally utilized by civilians", for example, such as sportsmen, hunters, etci v Some er the advantages of the invention reside in its simplicity of "construction, in its efficient and convenient use, in its versatility 'of function, and in its adaptability to economical manufacture.

tures in view and such other objects and features as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially in the construction and arrangement of parts as shown in the accompanying drawings, in which; V

Figure lris atop plan view of the article in its flat form; Figure 2 is an under side plan view thereof;

Figure '3 is a' transverse sectional view, taken substantially in the'plane of the line 331in-1'#'igure2;' 1Q -Y "LI Figure '4 is a'to'pplan viewof the article tfoldd and secured so as to function as a sleeping bag; Figure 5 is a perspective view showing the sleeping bag of Figure 4 in use; 1 7 I Figure 6 is a perspective viewof the article worn as a garment; and I, Figure 7 is a perspective view of thevarticle parallel seams so as to aiford' a series ,of flat'tubu-g lar channels therebetween, whereuponsuitable packing material maybe blown into the channels andthesheets 'I 4, l t jstitched transversely of the first-mentionedr-seams, to T produce the quilted c -N vThe e d edges of the sheet [4 are turned under and secured to the corresponding and edges of the sheet, 16 as indicatedatfi in Figure z, ands ilarly, the longitudinal edges of the sheet is are turned. under and secured to the corresponding,

With the above more important objects and feaworn as a garment in a different manner from that illustrated in Figure 6.

Like characters of reference are employed to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.

Referring now to the accompanying drawings I in detail, the article constructed in accordance with this invention is designated generally in Fig: ures 1 and 2 by the reference character III, the same being in the form of an oblong pad l2 comprising two superposed sheets I 4, iii of flexible material and a layer of packing material l8 therebetween, crossed diagonal lines of stitching 20 extending through the sheets l4, l6 and the packing material 18, whereby to secure the same together and lend quilted characteristics to the pad l2.

As an alternative method of construction, the sheets l4, 16 may be stitched together by spaced longitudinal J edges of the sheeti'fl 6, as indicated at 24 in Figures 2 and 3. Moreover, fastener means in the form of slide fasteners 28 are ro: vided at the longitudinal edges 24 of the pad,.the slides of these fasteners beingindicated'fat 28 .4 fl'he pad, l2 is provided substantially at the center thereof with. a circular opening 30, 'reinforced by an annular member 32, and a closure for this opening fcomprisesrafflap 3.4 which has one edge thereof stitched as'at 36 to the padlz and is equipped withsnapfastenersjll forcoac tion'l'with similar; fasteners 40, onf'thepadjju, whereby'the flap may, besecur ed so that it closes theope'ning fl. i .i

.i'r-hef pad lz is adapteditor be i'olded jupori itself:

alonglatransversefold line 42. so as to, assumethe formbf two doubled ,half;-,sections w hichare nected together at the fold line,, in which pos tion the fastener slides 28 i may be drawn frorn the fold; line. toward the ends ofthepad to'sec lre the longitudinal edges of ithe'padisections together by meansiof the s'lideffasteners'26.,, I e

A pair of elongated flaps 4 4, of a. substantially V-shaped sectional configuration, are securedby sti fihi '43 to opposite longitudinal ed epQljti'ons of the pad I2,"the flaps 44 being of such length as to extend from one end of the pad to the fold line 42, so that when the pad is doubled upon itself the flaps 44 will be disposed under the closed slide fasteners 25, whereby to safeguard against possible passage of winder moisture through the closed slide fasteners.

Finally, with respect to the construction of the invention, pairs of coacting snap fasteners 48, 50 are provided on the sheet lb of the pad II at the opposite sides of the fold line 42, and a tie cord 52 is secured intermediate the ends thereof as at 54 to the sheet [4 of the pad, as shown in Figure 1. Moreover, a book 56 and a pair of eyes 58, 60 are secured to the sheet I of the pad, at the points illustrated in Figure 1.

When the invention is to be used as a sleeping bag, the flap 34 is secured by the fasteners 38, 40 so that it closes the opening 30, and the pad I2 is doubled upon itself along the fold line 42 so slide of the fastehe'rj at the otherv side is 'dr'awn to a point indicated at 62 in Figure 2. For purposes of simplicity of explanation, the lower section of the folded pad may be designated by the; 1 reference character 64, while .the uppersection, of the folded pad is designated by the reference character 66, (see Figures 4 and 5), and in order to form the sleeping bag, the twosidecorners 88, 10 of the superposed pad sections are folded inwardly into overlapped relation, while the lower corner portion of the superposed pad sections remains substantially flat as shown at 12. The cord 62. may then be passed through the eye, 58. and tied together, as at 14, so as tohold' the, sleeping bag in shape. The upper corner portion 16 of, the top pad section may then be turned downwardly and inwardly over the corner portion 68 and the hook 66 engaged withthe eye 60, while the top corner portion 18 of the bottom pad section remains substantially flat. The user may then assume his position in the sleeping, bag by sliding between the upper and lower pad sections and resting his head on the corner portion 18 of thelower section, as shown in Figure 5.

, When the invention is to be used as a garment as shownin Figure 6, the pad I2 is doubled upon itself along, the transverse fold line 42 and, with the, flap 3.4 unfastened, the user may pass his head upwardly through the opening 30 as shown, while the pad sections 64, 66 are disposed, respectively, at the front and back of the users body.

When worn in this manner, the slide fasteners 26 remain, unfastened so that the user may project his hands outwardly, but the snap fasteners 48 are engaged with the coacting fasteners 50 so as to sustain the entire garment in position. The general areas. in which the fasteners. 48, 50 are located in Figure 6 are designated by the reference numeral 80.

, The invention may be worn as a garment'in av somewhat modified manner as shown inFigure '7, wherein the fasteners 48, 50 remain disengaged and thecord'52 is drawn forwardlyand secured together, as, at 82, at the front of the body to, sustain the garment in position.

Itis believed that the advantages, and use of' 4 the invention will be clearly understood from the foregoing disclosure and, accordingly, further description thereof at this point is deemed unnecessary.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

As a new article of manufacture, a cape convertible to a sleeping bag, said article comprising an'l'oblong rectangular meet of flexible material doubled upon itself-along a' transverse fold line and aifording substantially square front and rear panels when the article is used as a cape, said panels having. contiguous side edges, said sheet being provided at the center thereof with aineck receiving opening intersected by said fold line, an openable closure provided on said sheet for said opening, means provided on said contiguous side edges for separably connecting the same together, the doubled sheet having an oblong rectangular center portion, a pair of relatively large triangular side corner portions and a. pair of relatively small triangular end corner portions with respect to an axis offset by ap, proximately from a perpendicular to a midpoint on said fold line, said side corner portions being folded on said center portion parallel to said axis and having their apices overlapped when the article is used as a sleeping bag, one of said small end corner portions being disposed at said. fold line and constituting the lower end of the sleeping bag, and a tie cord secured to said sheet and extending around the folded side corner portions, the other corner portion having detached marginal edges and the top layer thereof being folded upon the center portion to afford an entrance for the sleeping bag.


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U.S. Classification2/69.5, 5/413.00R, 5/416
International ClassificationA47G9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/086
European ClassificationA47G9/08