Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS375504 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1887
Filing dateAug 25, 1887
Publication numberUS 375504 A, US 375504A, US-A-375504, US375504 A, US375504A
InventorsHeney C. Noeton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Heney c
US 375504 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)



Patented Dec. 27, 1887.


12uA f 7 All N. remis Phowugnogmpw. washing n. c.

, strain upon the garment across the shoulders l UNITED STATES PATENT EEicE.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 375,504, dated December 27, i887.

Application filed August 25, 1887. Serial No. 247,804. (No model.)

To all whom it 71mg/ concern.-

Beit known that l, HENRY C. NORTON, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and useful lmprovement in Vater-ProofGarments,of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a water-proof garment which is perforated in its upper part for ventilation and has an external cape covering such perforated part of the body, and which is itself perforated at the neck of the garment and has a flap covering the perforations in the cape. The cape,inas1n uch as its principal portion is below the shoulders, will to a certain extent be out of direct contact with the body of the garment, even though no ribs or projections be provided between the body and the cape, although I deem it preferable to employ such ribs or projections; but the flap which covers the perforations in the cape at the neck of the garment will by its location and by the be caused to hug closely against the cape and close the perforations therein unless some means be employed to prevent it.

To this end myinvention consists in providing ribs or projections between the cape and the flap which covers its perforations, so as to hold the iiap out of contact with the exterior of the cape and maintain the perforations in the cape open for ventilation, as is more fully hereinafterl described, andpointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a back view of a garment embodying my invention, portions ofthe cape and the iiap being broken away to more clearly expose the structure; and Fig. 2 is a vertical section th rough the back portion of the garment.

Similar letters of reference designate corresponding parts in both figures.

A designates the body ofthe garment, which in its back is perforated with numerous holes, as shown at a, in its upper part, and these perforations a are covered by an external cape, B, which is secured at its upper edge, and also usually along its vertical edges, and is held out of contact with the back by vertical ribs or flanges b, which are best represented in Fig. 1, and are here shown as extending vertically between the rows of perforations a and as formed upon or secured to the body A of the garment.

In the upper portion of the cape itself, near the point of attachment at the neck of the garment, are perforations b', which afford Ventilation from the space between the cape B and the bodyAnear the top of such space, and these perforations b are covered by a flap, C, which is attached at the neck of the garment. This flap C would, unless other means were employed to prevent, have a natural tendency to hug down closely upon and close the perforations b by reason of the strain across the shoulders and the curvature which is naturally given the flap infwearing the garment, and to prevent this and'maintain the perforations bnormally open for ventilation I arrange between the tlap O and the exterior of the cape B ribs, flanges, or projections c, which are here shown as formed upon or secured to the exterior of the cape B. The ribs, flanges, or projections c between the cape B and the ap C are particularly useful. It would appear at first sight that no such ribs, iianges, or projections are here necessary, Owing to the slight depth of the flap C, but practical use and experiment show that, owing to the peculiar location of the flap C upon the shoulders of the garment, the natural tendency is for it to entirely close the perforations b', and this the presence of the ribs or projections effeetually prevents.

' What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

The combination, with the body of a waterproof coat or garment perforated in its upper part, of an external cape covering such perforated part of the body and itself perforated at the neck of the garment, and a flap covering the perforations in the cape and held out of contact with the cape by the ribs or projections c, substantially as herein described.




Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2448449 *Oct 3, 1946Aug 31, 1948Masland C H & SonsCoat
US3113320 *Jul 23, 1958Dec 10, 1963Edward CherowbrierVentilated coverall-type garment
US3921224 *May 1, 1974Nov 25, 1975Covington Ind IncGarments for motorcycling
US5105477 *Feb 15, 1991Apr 21, 1992Intersport Fashions West, Inc.Garment with provision for arm ventilation
US5727256 *Dec 4, 1995Mar 17, 1998Sportailor, Inc.Sunlight protecting garments having convective ventilation
US7111328Feb 13, 2003Sep 26, 2006Robison's Inc.Hybrid ventilated garment
US7284282Jun 29, 2005Oct 23, 2007Robison's Inc.Hybrid ventilated garment
US7966668Aug 15, 2006Jun 28, 2011Sullivans, Inc.Ventilated garment
US8001618Sep 21, 2007Aug 23, 2011Sullivans, Inc.Ventilated double-closure garment
US8336116Apr 28, 2008Dec 25, 2012Angela Jodie Gomes SeguinGarment closure system
US20050246826 *May 5, 2004Nov 10, 2005Mccarter Walter KCooling garment for use with a bullet proof vest
USD498037Mar 9, 2004Nov 9, 2004Robison's Inc.Jacket
USD618440Jul 16, 2008Jun 29, 2010Parker Synergies, LLCVenting motorcycle jacket
USD620231Jul 16, 2008Jul 27, 2010Parker Synergies LlcVenting motorcycle jacket
USD622937Oct 8, 2008Sep 7, 2010Sullivans, Inc.Jacket with partially attached vest
Cooperative ClassificationY10S2/01, A41D3/04