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Publication numberUS3259915 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1966
Filing dateOct 21, 1964
Priority dateOct 21, 1964
Publication numberUS 3259915 A, US 3259915A, US-A-3259915, US3259915 A, US3259915A
InventorsDison Stanley W
Original AssigneeDison Stanley W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Double sock
US 3259915 A
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July 12, 1966 s. w. DISON 3,259,915

DOUBLE SOCK Filed Oct. 21. 1964 -fi a 24 25 um uumm Z5 7 L INVENTOR,

ATTOR NEYS.

United States Patent 3,259,915 DOUBLE SOCK Stanley W. Dison, 5221 Carmen Way, Sacramento, Calif.

Filed Oct. 21, 1954, Ser. No. 405,512 7 Claims. '(Cl. ,2-239) This invention relates to a double sock, and has as its primary object the provision of a double sock, comprising inner and outer sock members connected together so as to comprise, essentially, a single unit, thus achieving the advantage and comfort, weather protection, and warmth which are normally affected only by the wearing of multiple pairs of socks.

An additional object of the invention is the provision of a double sock of this character wherein the components are secured together either at their tops, or at an intermediate point, so that either sock may be worn on the inside or the outside if desired, and wherein means are provided which permit accessability to the space between the socks so that any pebbles, burrs, balls of lint, stones or the like accidentally introduced into the space may be readily removed with a minimum of effort and difficulty.

A further object of the invention is a provision of a double sock wherein one of the sock components may be made of one material, such as wool, cotton, nylon, or the like, and the other component may be made of either the same or dilferent material, thus providing varying degrees of Protection.

A further object of the invention is a provision of a sock of this nature which is so constructed as to insure comfort, warmth, and high wear characteristics, particularly to those engaged in outdoor activity.

Other objects will in part be obvious and in part pointed out hereinafter and disclosed in the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a plan view of the double sock comprising an element of the instant invention extended showing the two sock portions connected at their upper ends, and separated from each other.

FIGURE 2 is a plan view of the two sock portions in assembled relation, parts thereof being broken away.

FIGURE 3 is an enlarged end elevational view taken substantially along the line 3-3 of FIGURE 2 as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.

FIGURE 4 is a plan view, partially in section, and partially in elevation, showing a modified form of construction, and

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 55 of FIGURE 4 as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawing.

Having reference now to the drawings in detail, there is generally indicated at one form of double sock constructed in accordance with the instant invention. The double sock of the instant invention comprises two complementary opposite sock portions 11 and 12, which may be constructed of any desired material, such as silk, wool or nylon and which may be of the same or different materials. Each sock portion has a knitted cuff 13 and 14, respectively, at its upper extremity, as is usual in such constructions, and the rims or edges 15 and 16 of the two cufis are secured together by a line of stitching 17 which extends substantially entirely around the to edges with the exception of an opening 18 of any desired dimension, but which is preferably in the neighborhood of an inch long, so that access may be had to the space between the socks when they are folded one within the other, as indicated in FIGURE 2. In FIGURE 2 portion 12 is disclosed as folded interiorly of portion 11, although the reverse may be true, since the portions are substantially the same size,

3,259,915 Patented July 12, 1966 and complementary, so that either may be folded interiorly of the other. By virtue of this arrangement, these double socks may be made to fit a variety of conditions. For example, an inner sock of wool maybe attached to an outer sock of nylon, for enhanced appearance, or the combination may be reversed merely by turning the components inside outso that the warmer, or the wool portion, is positioned on the outside and the relatively tightly knit nylon portion on the inner side. Similarly, the portions may be of cotton and nylon, or wool and cotton, or alternatively, they may both be of any of the above materials.

FIGURES 4 and 5 disclose a modified form of construction wherein a double sock is generally indicated at 20, and includes a single thickness upper portion 21 provided with a cuff 22. In this case a separate second foot portion 23, is provided interiorly of the foot 24 of the outer sock, and secured marginally thereto by a line of stitching 25, extended above the ankle. By virtue of this arrangement the advantages of the double sock may be achieved in the foot portion thereof, while reducing the weight and thickness of the upper portion. In this modified form of the invention the feet are exceptionally well protected, while the lower portion of the calves, which are normally more resistant to weather is more exposed due to the single thickness of material.

Similarly, in this latter arrangement, the sock may be reversed or turned inside out, so that either portion 23 or 24 forms the outer section thereof.

From the foregoing it will now be seen that there is herein provided an improved double sock, which accomplishes all the objects of this invention, and others, in cluding many advantages of great practical utility and commercial importance.

As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described it is to be understood that all matter here is to be interpreted merely as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

What is claimed is:

1. A double sock construction comprising:

an outer sock;

an inner sock;

means connecting the inner sock and the outer sock together along a peripheral line not lower than the ankle, the connecting means securing the inner and outer socks together around less than the entire peripheral line to form an opening into the space between the socks allowing the removal of foreign matter accumulated therein.

2. The double sock of claim 1 wherein the connecting means comprises stitches securing the inner and outer socks together.

3. The double sock of claim 2 wherein the stitches secure the inner and outer socks together around a major portion of the entire peripheral line.

4. The double sock of claim 3 wherein the opening is about one inch in length.

5. The double sock of claim 2 wherein the outer sock has a heel, toe and an open top;

the inner sock has a heel, toe and an open top, the distance between the heel and top of the inner sock being substantially the same as the distance between the heel and top of the outer sock; and

the peripheral line is coextensive with the open tops of the inner and outer socks.

6. The double sock of claim 2 wherein the outer sock has a heel, toe and top;

the inner sock has a heel, toe and top, the distance between the heel and top of the inner sock being substantially less than the distance between the heel and top of the outer sock, the toes of the inner and outer socks being substantially equal in size; and

the peripheral line is coextensive with the open top of the inner sock and is located at the ankle of the outer sock. i

7. A double sock construction comprising:

an outer sock;

an inner sock;

means connecting the inner sock and the outer sock together along a peripheral line not lower than the ankle, the connecting means non-releasably securing 10 the inner and outer socks together around less than the entire peripheral line to form an opening into the 4 space between the socks allowing the removal of foreign matter accumulated therein.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.

I. R. BOLER, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/239, D02/980
International ClassificationA41B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B11/005
European ClassificationA41B11/00M