Title:
Multi-purpose paneled sleeve
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A multi-purpose, sleeve or bag like, wiping, cleaning, polishing and the like device for golf clubs, equipment, face, hand, and other body parts, comprised of two panels of sufficient size, soft, absorbent, and very pliable, and of fabric such as terry cloth. Both panels are of equal size, except one panel has one elongated end, creating an appendage or flap, making that panel longer than the other panel. Three edges of equal length of both panels are held together. The two opposing edges, perpendicular to the elongated edge, are permanently or separably joined by stitching, folding, snaps, Velcro, or other means, along the entire length of both edges creating a sleeve. The edges opposite the elongation are permanently or separably joined creating a bag or sleeve. The elongated end is of a suitable length, to be pushed aside by a golf club, or other equipment, separating the two panels, for easy entry. The two panels may be comprise of one single piece of fabric or of multiple pieces. The non-attached edges are secured from fraying by sewing or other suitable means. At any corner opposite end of the elongated edge there is a place for other attaching means, by which the wiping implement can be secured to a convenient location.



Inventors:
Hale, Daniel D. (Garden Grove, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/188728
Publication Date:
01/09/2003
Filing Date:
07/02/2002
Assignee:
HALE DANIEL D.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
15/227
International Classes:
A47K7/02; A47L13/16; A63B57/00; (IPC1-7): A47L13/16
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Primary Examiner:
CHIN, RANDALL E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DANIEL D. HALE (GARDEN GROVE, CA, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A maintenance device for wiping, cleaning, polishing and the like, comprise of two panels 3 &4, creating two outside surfaces 2 &3, and two inside surfaces 13 &15. Three edges of the panels are together equally with the fourth edge of the panels being unequal, with one edge of one panel being an elongation in respect to the other panel.

2. A maintenance device according to claim 1 wherein two edges horizontal 5 the elongated edge are permanently or separably joined or otherwise attached, creating an internal opening along the entire length parallel to the joined edges. A maintenance device according to claim one wherein the edges of both panels opposite the elongation 2 are permanently or separably joined creating a bag.

3. A maintenance device according to claim 1 wherein one panel has an elongation of a suitable length and width, horizontal to the attached ends, and free of the other panel.

4. A maintenance device according to claim 1 wherein there is a means of attachment 11 to a surface and the like at any corner opposite.

Description:

REFERENCES CITED

U.S. Patent Documents

[0001] 1

References Cited
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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] This Utility Patent is a continuation of Design Patent 29,142,185, filing date May 21, 2001, Inventor: Daniel D. Hale

[0003] 1. Field of the Invention

[0004] The present invention relates generally to, but not exclusively to the sport of golf. This invention may also relate to other sport or activity where wiping, cleaning, or polishing of equipment, hands, face, and etc., are performed.

[0005] 2. Description of Prior Art

[0006] While playing golf or other activity, there are numerous occasions whereby it is desired to remove dirt and debris from a golf club or equipment, or perspiration and other material from hands, face, and other body parts. Generally such an implement has been in the form of a rag or towel that has no easy separable or discrete surfaces to wipe hands, face, and other body parts, from surfaces that wipe golf clubs and other equipment. There are golf towels that form into a sleeve or bag, but in general are not made for easy insertion of a golf club or other cleanable instruments.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] The present invention is a multi-purpose wiping, cleaning, or polishing device comprised of two adjoined panels, and made of a fabric such as terry cloth. Both panel surfaces are of a material that is soft, absorbent, and very pliable, and may be of any color or colors.

[0008] The device may be made from one or multiple panels. Both panels are of equal size, except one panel has an elongated end, allowing it to extend outside of the joined area of the other panel, creating an appendage or flap. This elongation shall be of sufficient length and width to be easily pushed aside by a golf club or other instrument for easy insertion into the panel halves when the elongation is in a downward position. The elongation may likewise be held in an upward position, and held by the elongation, making it easy to separate the panels. The panels are permanently, or seperably joined together, with three edges equal, and one having an elongation.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0009] The present invention will be fully understood from the following description of the preferred embodiment thereof when read in conjunction with the appended drawing wherein:

[0010] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of the applicant's multi-purpose sleeve like, wiping, cleaning, polishing, device to be hung, held, or otherwise carried.

[0011] FIG. 2 is an elevational panel view of the sleeve with the entrance flap or appendage shown on the far panel bottom.

[0012] FIG. 3 is a left elevational view of the joined panels with the flap or appendage shown on the bottom of one of the panels.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0013] Referring to FIGS. 1, 2 &3, a multi-purpose, sleeve like, wiping, cleaning, polishing and the like device 10, comprised of two soft, absorbent, and very pliable fabiric rectangular like terry cloth with one elongated end 4 creating a flap like appendage.

[0014] The panels 2 &3, of equal size, and shape, preferably rectangular, with one panel 3 having an elongated end 4 creating a flap like appendage. The panels are together equally on three sides, with the edge of the elongated panel 5 extending beyond the remaining edge 7 of the other panel. The two edges of both panels 9 perpendicular to the elongated end, are joined together creating a sleeve. The two edges opposite the flap or appendage are joined together creating a bag. The edges not joined, including the elongation 4 are surged or secured individually to prevent fraying. A means for attachment 11 is attached in a corner opposite the elongation.