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Publication numberUS3633227 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1972
Filing dateJul 23, 1970
Priority dateJul 23, 1970
Publication numberUS 3633227 A, US 3633227A, US-A-3633227, US3633227 A, US3633227A
InventorsCarol A Tegeler
Original AssigneeKellwood Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination sleeping bag and bolster hood
US 3633227 A
Abstract
A sleeping bag having an attached bolster hood which may be folded under the bag when the same is used for sleeping purposes but which may otherwise be so positioned that the bag full width may be rolled therein for storage, within a protective covering, the entire assembly also forming a bolster.
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United States Patent I l I Inventor Carol A. Tegeler New Haven, Mo.

Appl. No. 57,690

Filed July 23, 1970 Patented Jan. 11, 1972 Assignee Kellwood Company St. Louis, Mo.

COMBINATION SLEEPING BAG AND BOLSTER HOOD 1 Claim, 4 Drawing Figs.

US. Cl 5/343 Int. Cl t A47g 9/08 Field of Search 5/334, 335,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,704,182 3/1929 Ellery 5/343 FOREIGN PATENTS 861,749 11/1940 France 5/343 Primary Examiner- Bobby R. Gay Assistant Examiner-Andrew M. Calvert Attorneys-Nathan N. Kraus and Joseph R. Marcus ABSTRACT: A sleeping bag having an attached bolster hood which may be folded under the bag when the same is used for sleeping purposes but which may otherwise be so positioned that the bag full width may be rolled therein for storage, within a protective covering, the entire assembly also forming a bolster.

PATENTEUJAMHQR 3.633.227

" /N VENTOQ 001ml eler 5 W flitgs 1 COMBINATION SLEEPING BAG AND BOLSTER I'IOOD SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to a sleeping bag provided with a full-width hood attached at one end. The bag may be fully extended for sleeping purposes and in such case the hood is disposed underneath the bag. For transport or storage the hood may be positioned over the top of the bag so that the bag in its full width may be rolled into it. The hood thereby serves as a protective enclosure and the rolled up bag may also serve as a bolster. The bag is maintained in rolled condition by a drawstring.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a sleeping bag having an attached hood at one end arranged to function as a pocket and cover to receive and retain the bag in rolled condition for storage and transport.

Another object of this invention is the provision of a sleeping bag of the foregoing character in which the hood may be folded under the bag and out of the way when the bag is used for sleeping.

A further object of this invention is the provision of a sleeping bag of the foregoing character which in rolled up condition may serve as a bolster.

Still a further object of this invention is the provision of combined sleeping bag and hood utilizing a minimum of material.

Other and further objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent from the following description when the same is considered in connection with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a combination sleeping bag and hood, in accordance with my invention, and showing the bag in extended condition and with the hood so disposed as to receive the bag.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the bag in partially rolled up condition and illustrating the manner in which the rolled-up bag is received within the hood.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing the bag completely received within the hood and tied to form a bolster, and

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the hood disposed beneath the bag as when the bag is used for sleeping purposes.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF A PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring to the drawings, the numeral indicates a sleeping bag which is preferably of conventional construction 'and comprises upper and lower sections 11 and 12 generally rectangular and joined along a longitudinal edge 13. The sections 11 and 12 are fabricated from suitable fabric material well known in the art and may be integrally formed.

Cooperating slide fastener elements 14 and 16 are attached to sections 11 and 12 along the bottom and free longitudinal edges 17, 17 and 18, 18' respectively, and terminate a short distance from the top edges 19, 19' of the sections 11 and 12.

Attached to the lower section 12 along the top edge 19' and for a relatively short distance downwardly along each of the two longitudinal edges 13 and 18 is a generally rectangular panel of fabric 21 which may be of single or multiple ply. Said panel forms with the lower section 12, in the head portion thereof, a pocket opening towards the foot portion of the bag. The free edge of the panel 21 is folded back upon itself and stitched to form a tube 22 to receive a draw cord 23 which passes outwardly through slits at each end of the tube. While the panel 21 is shown in FIG. 1 as assuming the character of a more or less rigid hood or awning, it will be understood that this section is shown in opened condition merely to illustrate the capacity of the pocket. Normally the panel 21 would as sume a collapsed condition.

In use, when the bag is used for sleeping, the panel 21 is folded under the lower section 12, as illustrated in FIG. 4. In such position the panel 21 is out of the way and does not interfere withthe normal use of the bag.

When it IS deslred to store or transport the bag, the panel 21 is arranged to assume the position illustrated in FIG. 1 in which the panel 21 overlies the upper section 11. Beginning at the foot end of the bag the bag is then rolled up towards the head end and into the pocket defined by the panel 21 so as to be fully received therein. Thereafter, the draw cord 23 may be drawn as illustrated in FIG. 3 to complete the closure.

It will be apparent that in this condition the bag forms a self contained convenient package which is readily transportable and storable and additionally may be used as a bolster.

It will be understood that the panel 21 alternatively may be stitched to the foot portion of the bag so that it opens toward the head portion and, in such event, rolling up of the bag would begin at the head portion.

Various changes coming within the spirit of my invention may suggest themselves to those skilled in the art; hence, I do not wish to be limited to the specific embodiment shown and described or uses mentioned, but intend the same to be merely exemplary, the scope of my invention being limited only by the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In combination a sleeping bag having upper and lower sections in superposed relation, a flexible panel extending across the width of said sections and secured along three sides to one end portion of said lower section, said panel defining a pocket opening in the direction of the opposite end of said lower section, said panel having a marginal edge at the pocket opening folded back upon itself and forming a tube extending transversely of said sections, and a drawstring received in said tube and having end portions extending outwardly thereof for selectively constricting said pocket opening transversely of said sections, said sections when rolled upon themselves from said opposite end being received in said pocket and being substantially completely enclosed therein.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/413.00R
International ClassificationA47G9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/086
European ClassificationA47G9/08
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Oct 24, 1985AS02Assignment of assignor's interest
Owner name: AMERICAN RECREATION PRODUCTS, INC., 611 INDUSTRIAL
Owner name: KELLWOOD COMPANY, A CORP OF DE.
Effective date: 19850930
Oct 24, 1985ASAssignment
Owner name: AMERICAN RECREATION PRODUCTS, INC., 611 INDUSTRIAL
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:KELLWOOD COMPANY, A CORP OF DE.;REEL/FRAME:004478/0889
Effective date: 19850930