Title:
Trilitary pac a backpack, hammock & tent
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Trilitary Pac is a fold up Backpack with pockets, Hammock with bug netting, Hammock Tent and a two man Tent. It is sewn all together (except for the Tent poles and detachable Backpack straps, Vest and tent doors). My Invention is used for Camping. The main components are a Backpack, Hammock, Hammock Tent that can be flipped over to become a two man Tent and then can be folded back into a Backpack. When it is tied to two trees becomes a Hammock and when you pull the side two flaps up and tie them to the same two trees becomes a Hammock Tent. It has a zipper escape in the Hammock and when you want a two man Tent you untie the draw strings and push the shock poles down and flip it over then you snap the Tent floor together and hammer the Tent stakes in.



Inventors:
Hutchins, Tamera Marie (Springfield, MO, US)
Application Number:
13/815212
Publication Date:
10/09/2014
Filing Date:
02/11/2013
Assignee:
Church, Tamera M.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
224/156
International Classes:
A45F4/08; A45F4/04
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Primary Examiner:
MCNURLEN, SCOTT THOMAS
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tamera M. Church (1040 W. Madison St, Springfield, MO, 65806, US)
Claims:
1. “The embodiments of the claimed invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:”, What I claim as my invention is a fold up Backpack with pockets which is all sewn to the claims that follow in numbers 2-4. My invention is all in one, all sewn together with only the poles and backpack straps, Vest or Backpack Straps and the Tent doors as they are snapped on as being separate from the body of my invention.

2. “The embodiments of the claimed invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows: What I claim as my invention is a,” Hammock with bug netting”, which is a part of and sewn to the before claimed,” Backpack”.

3. “The embodiments of the claimed invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows: What I claim as my invention is a,” Hammock Tent, which is a part of and sewn to the before claimed,” Backpack” and Hammock with Bug netting it is all in one.

4. “The embodiments of the claimed invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:”, What I claim as my invention is a, “Two Man Tent”, which is all in one, all sewn to and a part of the afore claimed Hammock, Hammock Tent, Bug netting and Backpack.

5. In conclusion, What I claim as my invention when manually maneuvered is a foldup Backpack, Hammock, Hammock Tent, Two man Tent all in one, all sewn together, with pockets, when manually maneuvered folds back up into a Backpack. My claimed Invention is a Backpack, Hammock, Hammock Tent and a two man Tent all in one.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCES TO RELATED DOCUMENTS

This application claims priority of U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 61/633,396, filed Feb. 10, 2012, entitled “Trilitary Pac a Backpack, Tent and Hammock all in one,” which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.

“Tent, Canopy, Umbrella or Cane”

Class 135

95 Convertible, i.e., from shelter to diverse object or from one type shelter to another type of shelter:

This subclass is indented under subclass 87. Subject matter wherein the shelter is so constructed that it can be changed from one type to another type of shelter, or changed from a shelter to another structure having a different function or purpose.

“Package and Article Carriers”

224, Package and Article Carriers, subclass 154 for a backpack, all or a portion of which is convertible into a tent or a component thereof.

96 Combined:

This subclass is indented under subclass 87. Shelter claimed in combination with a means for performing some function, in addition to or for perfecting the basic purpose of providing shelter s 135 U.S.C.

154 Forming Tent or Component Thereof:

This subclass is indented under subclass 153. Carrier, all or a portion of which is usable as a tent, or a component thereof.

577 Convertible to a Different Art Device:

This subclass is indented under subclass 575. Carrier wherein the article carrier includes a portion which is relatively movable or interchangeable to convert the carrier into a device which has a function other than that of carrying an article.

None of above related references are the same as my claimed Invention, the references noted are either Hammock Tents that can be put into a separate Backpack or Backpack Tents or rather Backpacks with coverings hooked to a Backpack, but are not the same as the claimed Invention. My claimed Invention is all in one, sewn all together and does with maneuvering the claimed in my Specification”.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The Trilitary Pac a Backpack, Tent and Hammock all in one . . .

FIG. 1 This is a folded out flat view of the Hammock side with Bug netting, tent flaps, Pockets, Tent pole slots, zipper escape, tent loops, snap strips, reinforcement Ballistics pieces of fabric over the ends of the tent loops 10 in all), the Hammock hangs with rope sewn into them, snaps for the tent floor, draw strings with one grommet on each Hammock hang and showing the stitching of the other side of the pockets, reinforcement triangular pieces sewn over the Hammock Hang ends these are on both sides shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, and grommet's to hang it up and one in the middle of each draw string two in all, showing my Claimed Inventions; view thereof.

FIG. 2 This is a flat view of the Tent side view showing 4, 18″ inch Velcro® fold over straps these are to attach either Backpack straps or Vests to the back of the Backpack when it is folded back up, a bigger view of the zipper escape, Tent loops 10 in all the set nearest the Hammock are used to hang the Hammock Tent as shown in FIG. 4. Tent flaps, snaps for the Tent floor, Grommets to hang the Hammock, the four Ballistics reinforcements and shows the stitching of the pockets, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 3 This is a view of the Hammock with Bug netting with ropes that can be hung on two trees, the tent poles are in the zippered encasements and bent upwards, this view shows the draw strings tied on both ends with one grommet on each Hammock Hang, a Tent flap rolled up and snapped (the other side does the same) when the Tent flaps are let down you can see and use the pockets, the two Hammock Hangs with their Grommet's and ropes sewn into them you can see the stitching, this view shows the zipper escape on one side, the Ballistics fabric reinforcements are stitched on either side of the Hammock hangs and to the hammock Tent flaps (overlapped) for strength, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 4 This is a side view of the Hammock as a Hammock Tent. It is hung on two trees as a Hammock and the side tent flaps are pulled up and ropes are fed through the tent loops closest to the Hammock. The excess tent flap material just goes off to the other side. The Tent doors are cut such as to be made larger when the Trilitary is flipped over as a tent, they fold out as the Hammock Tent is one man and the Tent itself is two man size. This FIG. again shows the zipper escape, the stitching of the pockets, (the pockets are now inside the Hammock Tent walls). It also shows the Ballistics reinforcement pieces, grommets, and where it is sewn or reinforced, showing my Claimed Inventions View thereof.

FIG. 5 this is a side view of the Tent when it is flipped over from Hammock form showing the Tent stakes and loops, draw strings, Grommets, Hammock hangs, zipper escape, ropes to attach to trees and where it is sewn or reinforced as mentioned in the above figures, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 6 This is a view of how the claimed Invention is folded back up into a Backpack Note: arrows, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 7 This is a view of the Hammock hang folded in towards the netting again, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 8 This is a view of Both Tent flaps now folded up twice to the draw strings, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 9 This is a view of the claimed Invention folded up three times equally to the Hammock hang (see arrow), and snapped together, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 10 This is a view of how you can attach a Vest of your choice, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 11 This view shows how you can use the same Velcro® 18′ inch straps and attach Backpack straps, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

FIG. 12 This view shows the Tent doors, showing my Claimed Inventions view thereof.

I claim: to be the Inventor of The Trilitary Pac, a Backpack, Tent and Hammock all in one, as shown in the above related views thereof.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

My claimed Invention is called The Trilitary Pac a Backpack, Hammock and Tent all in one . . .

My Claimed Invention the Trilitary Pac is a fold out Back pack that is hung on two trees to make a Hammock Note: FIG. 3, it has bug netting FIG. 3 29 and Tent poles in the Hammock the Hammock FIG. 3, 75 and 76, has Tent Flaps off to the sides of it that can be pulled up and tied to the same two trees to make a Hammock Tent, FIG. 4 64,68,66 and 69, it has draw strings that you can cinch and loosen to adjust the Hammock FIG. 3 77 and 78. The Tent poles are pulled up when it is in Hammock form to keep the Netting out of your face FIG. 3. 80 and 81. When you want a Tent you simply untie the draw strings push the Tent poles down and flip the whole Hammock over as it is still tied to the two trees then snap the Tent floor together the Snaps which are male on one side and female on the other in FIG. 2 38, 39,40,41,42 and 43. Then you pull the Tent sides out evenly on both sides and hammer the six tent stakes through the Tent loops and snap on the Tent doors. My claimed Invention has a zipper escape FIG. 2 5. It has pockets on either side of the Hammock not just one set as mentioned in My Provisional Patent and they are made of the 1.9 Rip stop Fabric not Mesh as mentioned as this isn't durable. Note: FIG. 1. 27 and 28. The Tent poles when it is in Tent form are now holding up the netting and roof of the Tent. Note: FIG. 5. 82 and 83. The Pockets are now inside the Tent you can see the stitching of the pockets in FIG. 5 84 and 85. If you want a Backpack you untie it from the Trees and untie the Draw strings and lay it flat on the ground take the Tent Poles out this is better than leaving them in as it makes the Backpack stiff, put your things in the pockets as they are sewn on the folding lines so they don't shift around. You can also unzip the Zipper escape and put things in the Netting which is the middle of the Back Pack. Note: FIG. 6. FIG. 7 FIG. 8 and FIG. 9, on how to fold the claimed Invention back into a Backpack. FIG. 6, shows one Hammock hang folded up and the Tent flaps folded in once, FIG. 7, shows the Tent flaps folded in again, FIG. 8, shows it folded up two times to the third mark and the snap. FIG. 9 shows the third fold of the other Hammock hangs being folded over the top of FIG. 8, and snapped down. The four arrows on the sides show four Velcro® strips two hook and two loop on each side to hold the Back pack together eight strips in all but only to make four attachments. FIG. 2 51,52, 53 and 54, the four 18′ inch fold over Velcro® attachments these are pulled apart and fed around the back part of a Vest and fastened back down to hold a Vest onto the Backpack. Note: FIG. 10 90,91,92,93,94,95,96 and 97. You can also just carry the Backpack with Backpack straps as shown in FIG. 11 98 and 99.

As mentioned in my Provisional Patent I was going to sew Kevlar® into the front of the Backpack and have a detachable Protective Vest Shield carry it. But, this is easier to manufacture, and about any size Vest will work. The only difference between the Trilitary Pac I and 2 was the way in which it is carried. You can still carry it either way, I am just not going to Manufacture the Vest part, but have made a way to attach a Vest® manufactured by other inventors.

The claimed Invention is all in one sewn all together excepting the Tent poles, Tent stakes, Backpack straps, the Tent doors and the Vest of the carrier's choice.

Materials Used and Dimensions:

The Trilitary Pac is made from 1.9 Rip stop Fabric that is waterproof, most of these made will be of the Woodland Camouflage® 1.9.

Nylon Rope ¼ inches, this is used to hang the Hammock to two Trees 1 yd. for each side Note: FIG. 1 7 and 8, used in the draw strings 80′ inches of rope for each side note: FIG. 1 2 and 8. Rope is sewn into the two Hammock hangs for strength 64′ inches for each Hammock hang both ends of the rope are placed 1 inch under the draw string and are double sewed for added strength. Note: FIG. 1 9 and 10. FIG. 2 61 and 62. As claimed in my Provisional Patent . . . it is hung by ropes, I just put them in a Hammock hang instead for strength.

There are 4 pieces of Ballistics reinforcements these are triangular in shape 6 inch on two sides and 8½ inches on the bottom. These are sewn where the corners of the Hammock hang and the ends of the draw string ends meet 6 inches over lapping into the draw string. See FIG. 2 55, 56, 57 and 58. FIG. 2 55 and 57, show how the Ballistics reinforcements are sewn just over the zipper escape six inches down. All 10 of the Tent loops have 2 inch by 2 inch pieces of Ballistics squares sewn over the ends for strength. Note: FIG. 2 63,64,65,66,67,68,69 and 70. There are also Ballistics reinforcements fabric on the ends of the Hammock hangs these are Triangular and 8½ inches on two sides and 16″ inches on the bottom side, they are sewn on both 8½ inch sides and flipped over and slipped over the ends of the ends of the Hammock hang ends and sewn down. Note: FIG. 1 12 and 13 and FIG. 2 73 and 74.

Two Grommets 1⅓ inch with holes ½ inch in diameter, one grommet are used at the end of each Hammock hang. These are put ¼ inch under the ropes in each Hammock hang on top of the Ballistics reinforcements; this is done for added strength. Note: FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 12 and 13. One grommet is used in the middle of each draw string these are one inch in diameter with holes of ½ inch in diameter. Note: FIG. 1. 2 and 3. There are two grommets in FIG. 1 34 and 35, these are one inch in diameter with holes of ½ inch in diameter. You can pull the ropes through the Grommet's from one of the Hammock hang's to make a cover for your head. All you do is, unsnap the Back of the Backpack when it is in Backpack form and pull the Hammock Hang over your head and pull the ropes through and tie them.

The Netting is No See Um Netting® it is 52′ inches wide and 85″ inches long it is folded ¾ inch under on the sides of the Hammock and sewn down twice on each side of the Hammock and double sewn under the Draw strings on each end. Note: FIG. 1 14,15 and 16. I made this longer then noted in my Provisional so a taller person could get into it.

Webbing ⅔ inch wide and 5½ inch long is used for the Tent loops. The Tent loops are looped and pulled over on top of each other and sewn down. All ten are done this way. Note: FIG. 2 63,64,65,66,67,68,69 and 70. And then the 2 inch by 2 inch Ballistics squares are sewn over the top of the ends for strength all the way around the square.

Two inch wide Webbing is sewn on top of the Netting for the Tent Pole inserts and two inch wide sleeping bag zippers are sewn on top of the two inch webbing. Note: FIG. 1 21,22,23,24,25 and 26. This creates a Tent pole encasement that makes it very easy to take the Tent poles out as you just unzip the zippers and pull them out of the encasements. There are two sets of these spaced 22″ inches from each drawn strings. Each set has two encasements with two poles and they face each other so when the Tent poles are in the encasements they can raise up to keep the netting out of your face. Note: FIG. 3 75 and 76, and when the Hammock is flipped over to make the Tent they are pushed up to hold the Netting up and the roof of the Tent. Note: FIG. 5 82 and 83. They are reinforced on either side of the Tent poles with extra webbing 1 inch and sewn down so the Tent poles cannot tear the netting they are also double sewn.

The Zippers as mentioned above, there are four 2 inch zippers sewn over the 2 inch Webbing to make Tent pole encasements they are 26 inches long and folded under inch and double sewn so then they are 25 inches in length each. Note: FIG. 1 25 and 26. The Zipper escape is made of 1 and ½ inch sleeping bag zippers that are 88 inches long this is sewn as in FIG. 1 5 and FIG. 2 5. The ends are sewn down in a square all the way around for strength, as shown in FIG. 2 1 and 4. I mentioned in my Provisional Patent I was using Velcro® for this escape but Velcro® picks up debris and I don't want this, so I made it out of a zipper instead. And I made them longer so a larger man can get in and out of it with ease. The 1.9 Rip stop fabric is cut all the way through both pieces so to sew both sides of the zipper one side of the zipper to each side.

2″ inch SPACED BLACK SNAP TAPE®—¼ inch width is used as in FIG. 1 17, 18, 19 and 20. These strips are 10 inches long they are laid 4½ inch off on both sides and remain under the Netting and over the Pockets. When you sew the Netting down you sew them in this position. They are used to hold the Tent flaps up if you just want a Hammock you just roll up the flaps and snap them together on the end. And you can roll up a Space Blanket® and it can be stored inside the Hammock and can be snapped inside. The Blanket just folds with the Backpack when you fold it back up. The Space blanket® is not part of the claimed invention. This is just an example of what you can snap in the side of the Hammock. The snap strips are male and female. Note: FIG. 3 77 and 78. These same 2″ inch SPACED BLACK SNAP TAPE®—¼ inch width is used to snap the tent doors on. A long piece of 2 inch snap tape® is sewn from FIG. 1 29 to 30. And again on the other side FIG. 1 31 to 32, except they stop and are cut right before the Grommets on the Draw strings FIG. 1 1 and 3. The male side is sewn onto the Trilitary and the female snap strips are sewn onto the Tent doors. The Tent doors have female strips only and are sewn as in FIG. 12 100 but open at the arrow point, so they are cut here. The reason for two sets of snap strips is because the Hammock Tent is smaller than the two man Tent. There are two Tent doors one for each side.

Three Snaps ¼ inch in diameter are used in the claimed invention, 2 male snaps and 1 female. FIG. 2 48 is the female snap this snap snaps into FIG. 2 49. To hold the Backpack together while it is in Backpack form, Note: FIG. 9 89. The snap FIG. 2 49 is 25 inches down from the draw string FIG. 2 50.

Velcro®1 inch hook and loop is used inside the pockets to close them, one strip sewn on either side and then closed as shown in FIG. 1 36 and 37. Four 18 inch Velcro® fold over straps are used to hold back pack straps or a vest in place to carry the Trilitary. FIG. 2 44, 45,46 and 47. There are also two 1 inch wide by 6 inch hook Velcro® pieces FIG. 2 53 and 54. These when it is folded into a backpack attach to the two 1 inch by 6 inch long loop pieces FIG. 2 51 and 52.

The draw strings are 3 inches wide and 53′ inch long; they have a hem line of ¼ inch all around it. FIG. 1 101 and 102.

The Hammock Hangs both of them are Triangular in shape with a bit of a bow along the bottom. There are two 33″ inch sides and the bottom is 53″ inches. There are two pieces sewn along both 33″ inch sides and then it is turned right side out. You then shove the ¼ inch rope up inside of it and push it all around the lining and sew it in place. The rope is 68″ inches long and extends out 1 inch on either side. These rope ends are longer and double sewn down and the draw strings are sewn over the ropes for added strength. One Hammock hang as mentioned earlier can cover the head like a hat, FIG. 1 34 and 35.

Three Snaps ¼ inch in diameter are used in the claimed invention, 3 male snaps and 3 female. These snaps are used to snap the tent floor together while the claimed Invention is in Tent form. Note: FIG. 2. 38, 39 and 40, these are female snaps and FIG. 2. 41,42 and 43, these are the male snaps. One side as mentioned before is a little longer so the snaps can fold over and snap on to each other.

There is an extra piece of 1.9 Rip stop fabric under the Netting that extends out 20″ inches on either side of the Hammock a piece 92″ inches wide and 85″ inches long. The extra 20″ inches on either side of the hammock are used for added strength and to make the side pockets, these are folded at 9″ inches and folded at one inch on the ends Velcro® as mentioned before is sewn under this flap and to the fabric it is folded over on to one side, one side is is hook® and the other side is loop® so you can close the pockets. FIG. 1 27 and 28. The pockets are sewn on the Backpack fold lines and are reinforced in the corner note stitching. Because there is a Zipper escape along the pocket line on one side the fabric is cut and the zipper is sewn in. FIG. 1 5.

The Main piece of Fabric is 186″ inches wide FIG. 1 29 to 30 and 31 to 32, and 85″ inches long FIG. 1 29 to 31 and 30 to 32.

I claim to be the Sole Inventor of The Trilitary Pac a Backpack Hammock Tent all in one.