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Publication numberUS3034133 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1962
Filing dateMar 24, 1959
Priority dateMar 24, 1959
Publication numberUS 3034133 A, US 3034133A, US-A-3034133, US3034133 A, US3034133A
InventorsJack Eilenberg
Original AssigneeJack Eilenberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Warmer for outer coat
US 3034133 A
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r M am May 15, 1962 J. EILENBERG WARMER FOR OUTER COAT Filed March 24, 1959 United States Patent 3,034,133 WARMER FOR OUTER COAT Jack Eilenberg, 98A Longwood Ave., Brookline, Mass. Filed M31. 24, 1959, Ser. No. 801,562 2 Claims. (CI. 2-97) This invention relates to a warmer for a light weight outer coat such as a rain coat to provide thermal protection for the shoulders of the wearer. Since for most citydwellers prolonged exposure to out-door weather in winter time is unusual, many people resort to light-weight outer coats such as rain-coats or light top-coats for winter wear. To make such coats serviceable in cold weather, extra linings, with or without sleeves, are often provided to be buttoned or zippered within the coat. These extra linings provide additional protection against the cold, but the linings with sleeves are cumbersome and the sleeves are troublesome, while the linings without sleeves provide no protection -for the shoulders and are therefore inadequate for use in thin rain-coats during wintry weather.

According to the present invention a warmer is provided for insertion in an outer coat to give needed protection for the shoulders without getting twisted or tangled when the coat is being put on or taken oif. For this purpose, as more fully hereinafter described, top-sleeve extensions are added to the usual sleeveless warmer, these extensions extending from the upper portions only of the armholes.

For a more complete understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following description thereof and to the drawing, of which- FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view of a warmer embodying the invention;

FIGURE 2 is a side elevation of the same;

FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of one of the shoulder pieces shown in FIGURES 1 and 2;

FIGURE 4 is a section on the line 44 of FIGURE 3;

FIGURE 5 is a perspective view, on a smaller scale, of an outer coat having therein a warmer like that shown in FIGURE 1; and

FIGURE 6 is a fragmentary front elevation, on a larger scale, of the coat shown in FIGURE 5, a portion being broken away to show in section.

A conventional raincoat or topcoat 10 is shown in FIGURE 5, this coat having the customary sleeves 12 which may be either the set-in or the raglan type. Fastened within the coat 10 by means of buttons, snap-fasteners, zippers or the like, is a warmer 14 such as is illustrated in FIGURE 1.

The warmer has a back panel 16, fore parts 18, and over-shoulder coverings or extenisons which are outwardly convex to fit smoothly over the shoulders and outer areas of the upper arms of the wearer. These coverings are top sleeves only, with no corresponding under sleeves. The coverings 20 illustrated in FIGURES 1 to 4 are of split sleeve construction such as is used in raglan sleeves. There are therefore no visible shoulder seams to mark the upper half of the arm-holes 22. Instead, the coverings 20 are secured to the back panel 16 and the fore parts 18 by side seams 21 which extend from the vicinity of the neck to the respective armpits. As there is no undersleeve, each covering 20 separates from the 'ice back panel and the corresponding fore part at points 24 and 26, respectively, which are on the side edges of the corresponding hole 22 approximately midway between the top and bottom thereof, the separation point 2 4 at the back being preferably about an inch higher than the first separation point 26. This is to give more freedom of movement to the arm. As indicated in FIGURES 2 and 4, each extension may be of split construction, that is, made in two parts joined together by a top seam 27. The length of the extensions 20 may be varied within limits, having in mind that shortening these extensions reduces the amount of thermal protection available for the shoulders of the wearer, while extensions that are too 7 long tend to twist or get out of place when the coat having a warmer therein is being put on. 'If the length of each extension 20 within a coat 10 is such that it extends about three quarters of the distance from the shoulder seam of the coat (or from where the shoulder seam should be but isnt on a raglan coat) to the elbow of the sleeve 12, the maximum area of protection is had consistent with freedom of movement for the arms and freedom from twisting or tangling of the extension. Warmth is provided for the shoulder and an ample area of the upper arm, and the extension 20, even if made of limp material, moves into place and stays there when the arm is thrust through the arm-hole into the sleeve of the coat. The arm-holes 22 of the warmer are preferably cut lower than those of the coat to prevent any possible binding at the arm-pits.

The warmer may be removably fastened within the coat by any suitable means such as buttons, snap fasteners or zippers, button holes 30 being indicated in FIGURE 1 by way of example. The warmer may also be made to be worn as a separate garment with or without a coat over it, in which case suitable means such as buttons and button holes are provided to connect the two fore parts detachably together.

I claim:

1. A warmer for an outer coat having a body covering portion provided with neck and sleeve openings; said warmer comprising a back panel and two fore parts providing a neck opening and arm openings, said back panel comprising a piece of cloth having an upper edge adapted to extend across the neck of the wearer, upper side edges having generally straight upper portions and slightly concaved portions sloping outwardly and downwardly from the ends of the said upper edge and terminating at a point which will be below the armpit covering portion of the coat when worn therein, lower side portions extending downwardly therefrom, and a bottom edge; each tore part comprising a piece of cloth having an approximately vertical inner edge, a bottom edge, and an outer side edge, said outer side edge having portions corresponding generally to the side edge portions of said back panel, said lower side edge portions of the back and tore parts being connected together; and over-shoulder extensions adapted to cover the shoulders and upper arm portions of a wearer and stitched to each side fore part and to the back panel, each said over-shoulder extension comprising two pieces of cloth of approximately the same shape, each piece having a convex outer side edge extending from end to end thereof, said pieces being stitched to each other along the outer side edges only, each piece having a generally straight inner side edge portion one of which is stitched to asloping side edge portion of said back panel, the straight edge portion of the other piece being stitched to the upper outer side edge portion of the corresponding fore part as far as said concave edge 5 portion thereof, the remainder of the contour of each said piece being free.

2 A warmer for an outercoat as defined in claim 1 havingfastening means adapted to cooperate with complementary means on said outer coat to secure said 10 warmer within said coat.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Osler June 2, 1863 Brown Apr. 11, 1939,

Shane Apr. 23, 1940 Levinsohn Mar. 4, 1941 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain June 25, 1948

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U.S. Classification2/97, 2/102
International ClassificationA41D27/02, A41D27/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/04
European ClassificationA41D27/04