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April 5 1955 E. E. BOGENBERGER WARMING BAGS Filed Dec. 6, 1952 United States Patent O WARMING BAGS Esther E. Bogenberger, Milwaukee, Wis. Application December 6, 1952, Serial N o. 324,505 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-69) This invention relates to improvements in warming bags, particularly, to that type of covering for receiving and enveloping the feet, legs and a goodly portion of the torso of a person, whereby to promote and maintain warmth therein.
It is an object of the invention to provide a warming bag advantageous for use by persons exposed to the chill and wet of the elements, as for example, spectators at outdoor contests, events and similar entertainment, permitting of the envelopement of the lower and usually then more active portions of the body therein whereby to protect and/or shield the same from such elements, to maintain them dry and to retain their natural as well as additionally created warmth.
It is also an object of the invention to provide a device of the above stated character, whose construction is such that it can be conveniently and easily made to envelope and cover the nether portions of the wearers body, regardless of the form of type of worn dress; permit reasonably free movement of the covered body portions therein; avoid dsarrangement or wrinkling or like misshaping of the wearers apparel, and yet, be adequately and etfectually retained in its covering relationship to the body, and when desired, readily removed and folded or otherwise reduced to former size conducive to its carrying or storage in limited space.
Yet another object of the invention is to provide a body covering device whose construction and form is such as to afford thereto beneficial and material manufacturing economies, rendering the same advantageous and desirable for mass production at attractively low costs and by substantially unskilled labor.
The foregoing, as well as other objects` advantages and meritorious teachings of my invention, will be in part obvious and in part pointed out in the following detailed disclosure thereof, when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it being understood that the form of invention presented herein is precise and what is now considered to be the best mode of embodying its principles, but that modifications and changes may be made in specific embodiments without departing from its essential features.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating one method of use of the invention.
Figure 2 is an enlarged perspective of the warming bag in its closed position, and
Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective of the lower portion of said warming bag with parts thereof shown in section and its entry side wall in open position.
Referring in detail to the accompanying drawings, the invention in the thereby illustrated embodiment cornprises a flexible fabric bag having front, rear and side walls and a bottom. Said walls are of multiple ply formation, hereinafter more specifically described. The top of the bag is open to facilitate introduction of the lower portions of a persons body (feet and legs and torso) thereinto and its following and resultant envelopment of said portions in protective relationship.
The front and side walls 1 and 2 and bottom 3 of the warming bag are of one continuous piece; also, they are of multiple ply formation. Said piece, of suitable length and width, is made of a normally outwardly facing moisture repellant flexible material 4 and an overlying matchingly shaped and sized inner side or lining of wind-proof flexible material 5. That the walls and bottom may be formed, the piece is transversely folded intermediately j 2,705,325 Patented Apr. 5, 1955 lCe of its opposite ends, with the iiexible material 4 outermost. The portion forming the front wall 1 is longer than the rear wall 2, for a purpose hereinafter more fully described.
Side walls 6 and 7, too, are each formed of single pieces of material which taper downwardly, as shown in Figure 2 of the drawings. They are each of multiple ply formation, i. e., composed of an outwardly facing moisture repellant exible material 8 and an overlying matchingly shaped and sized windproof flexible material inner side or lining 9. The side wall 6 has an upwardly opening longitudinally disposed slit formed therein intermediately of its opposite sides, extending downwardly thereinto to a point in proximity to but spaced above the bag bottom Interdigitating component members 10, of a suitable type of separable slide fastener, are arranged along and secured to the adjacent sides of the slit and provided with a slidable fastener body 11. By drawing said fastener body upwardly, the members 10 will be interengaged, closing the slit in the side wall 6. Conversely, when the fastener body is drawn or slid downwardly, saidmembers will be disengaged, and so, open the slit whereby to facilitate the introduction of the lower portions of a users body into the bag and its arrangement in enveloping relationship to and about the same..
The adjacent or juxtaposed edge portions of the multiple ply front, rear and side walls and bottom of the bag are securely interconnected by engaging binding strips 12 thereover and stitching or otherwise fastening the same thereto.
To protect the lower outer portions of the front and side walls and bottom of the bag from wear, scuiiing or the like, and to improve the moisture resistance thereof, a continuous or single piece of sheet-like plastic (rubber, etc.) 13 is flatly disposed thereover and secured thereto by that stitching which interconnects adjacent portions of the binding strips 12 and bag walls 1 and 2 and bottom 3.
Other binding strip material 12' is preferably engaged over and stitched or otherwise secured about the edges of the bag open top.
A one piece foot pad or rest 14, preferably made of sponge rubber or some such similar material, is received in and retained on the bottom 3 of the bag in the manner shown in Figure 3 of the drawings. The length of said pad, it will be noted, is somewhat greater than the length of the bag bottom. Consequently, its opposite end portions are flexed upwardly and lie snugly adjacent lower portions of the bag, but below the lower end of the opening slit in the bag side wall 6. The width of said pad corresponds substantially to that of the bag bottom. The pad may be removed from the bag bottom or it may be preferable, in some instances, tol fxedly join the same thereto by suitable adhesive or other appropriate means.
Because of the downwardly tapered formations of the bag side walls 6 and 7, it will be understood that when the same is in open position to receive and to be engaged about the lower portions of a users body, the open top of the bag will be of greater area than its bottom. Hence, the reception of said users feet, legs and a goodly portion of his torso into the bag and the engagement of the bag thereover and thereabout, will be greatly facilitated.
In using my improved warming bag, the slidable fastener body 11 is slid downwardly, thus disengaging the interdigitating component members 11 and providing a way of entry into the bag via its now opened side wall 6. The feet and legs of the persons body may now be introduced into the bag through the open side wall slit and the bag drawn upwardly onto and snugly about a goodly portion of the users torso. When thus positioned, the slide fastener 11 is drawn upwardly, closing the slit in the bag side wall 6, causing it to be engaged about and snugly envelope the received portions of the users body.
Being more or less snugly engaged about the users body, the front, rear and side walls of the bag will be retained in their extended positions, and so, prevented from displacement.
The users feet will, of course, rest on the bag bottom received pad 14 and will be thuscomfortably retained.
Inasmuch as the front wall 1 of the bag is of greater length than its rear wall 2; the front lowel portion ot' the users torso will be effectually covered; By the same token, the tendency of the bag to slide downwardly with relation to the users torso will be materially lessened. The length of the bag rear wall 2 is such that when said bag is in enveloping relationship to or about the users body, he will be seated on and over its upper end portion. Thereby, downward displacement or disengagement of the bag with relation to said users body will be prevented.
Inasmuch as the pad 14 within the bag and on its bottom 3 is disposed below the lower end of the slit in the bag side wall 6, said slit may be opened without liability of displacement of the users feet.
To remove the bag from the users lower body portions, it is only necessary that the slide fastener body 11 be drawn downwardly to a distance suicient to open the slit side wall 6.
The warming bag, when not in use, is capable of being folded or otherwise reduced to form or size conducive to its carrying or storage in limited space.
A warming bag including side, front and rear walls and a bottom, the top of the bag being opened, one of the side walls being'slitlongitudinallyfor a portion of its length and opening onto the upper end thereof, separable fastening means for closing the slit throughout its length, a one piece sheet-like body of moisture impervious and wear resisting material continuously engaged over the bottom and portions of the front and rear walls for portions of their respective lengths and joined to said bottom and said walls and a pad of greater length than the bottom within the bag overlying said bottom and having its end portions disposed upwardly and extended over the inner sides of portions of the front and rear walls and joined thereto.
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