Title:
Multifunctional garment system
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An improved easy-to-use apparatus for organizing, holding and carrying relief & aid devices including analgesic accessories on a multifunctional garment system including a carrier means in the form of a patient aid belt organizer. The patient aid belt organizer is to be worn by the patient, the carrier means holding the plurality of patient aid accessories including a napkin pack and a battery pack in combination with patient aid belt organizer. This patient aid belt organizer is directed to be worn by a patient user having limited mobility, said device having means for attaching a plurality of relief & aid devices for ready access to provide aid to the user. In the specific arrangement of the invention, the patient aid belt organizer is in the form of an expandable belt having a plurality of selected locations having hook and loop fastener means convenient to the user. In particular the “convenience” devices are releasably attached to a panel means having hook and loop hinge means to connect to a selected location on the patient aid belt organizer.



Inventors:
Sticker, William T. (Dennisport, MA, US)
Application Number:
11/156048
Publication Date:
12/21/2006
Filing Date:
06/17/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
224/901.8
International Classes:
A45F3/00
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Primary Examiner:
LANDOLFI, JR., STEVEN M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
THOMAS A. KAHRL, ESQ. (Old Lyme, CT, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A device to be worn on a patient's waist for organizing and holding relief & aid devices including analgesic accessories used by individual/patients having limited mobility, comprising: a generally web shaped supporting member having a face and a back, the supporting member shaped with a curvature substantially equal to the curvature of a patient's waist; a plurality of fastener means comprising a plurality of hook and loop fastener panels positioned on the face of the supporting member; a plurality of selected relief & aid devices having a face and a back including cooperating hook and loop fastener panels on the back for selective attachment to the fastener means mounted on the face of the supporting member; clip means on the back of the supporting member for securing said supporting member at the patient's waist; and an accessory container means for holding a selected patient aid device for ready access to the wearer provide aid to the patient user.

2. The device of claim 1 wherein the supporting member further comprises a hook and loop fastener integral with the supporting member.

3. The device of claim 1 wherein the supporting member comprises a patient aid belt organizer with expandable cord having an accessory area for at least one pouch configured for holding a packet of tissues which is attached to the patient aid belt organizer with the expandable cord.

4. The device of claim 3 wherein the accessory area has a hook and loop material configured for holding a battery pack which may be employed to carry a plurality of batteries for use with small electronics.

5. The device in claim 4 the tissue pack comprises a container for dispensing tissues; said container comprising a pair of opposite end walls; a pair of side panels spaced slightly greater than the width of said stack and the width of said control plate; one of said end walls having a vertical slot therein for endwise removal of one tissue at a time from beneath said control plate; and a hook and loop fastener panel.

6. The device of claim 5 wherein the napkin pack is a refillable container for dispensing tissues sequentially from an interleaved stack of tissues, said tissues having reversed folds at opposite sides of the stack.

7. A patient aid belt organizer belt in the form of an expandable belt having a plurality of selected locations having hook and loop fastener hinge apparatus configured to connect to a mating hook and loop hinge apparatus at a selected location on the patient aid belt organizer belt wherein the selected relief & aid devices to be attached to the patient aid organizer belt would include at least one napkin packet.

Description:

FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention described herein relates generally to a multifunctional garment system including a patient aid belt organizer for holding and organizing relief aid products used by individual/patients having limited mobility. Specifically, this device concerns the carrying of personal convenience items and other analgesic accessories by means of a patient aid belt organizer to be worn by the patient, the belt organizer is in the form of an expandable belt having a plurality of selected locations having hook and loop fastener means convenient to the user. In particular the patient aid devices are releasably attached to a Velcro panel means having hook and loop hinge means to connect to a selected location on the belt organizer. Once attached thereby the patient aid accessories are configured to be worn by a user patient.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION AND PRIOR ART

As is well known, providing self-help measures for the elderly and invalid patients is extremely necessary in the United States and in other countries throughout the world. To be substantially self sufficient such individuals need to be able to access personal convenience items and other analgesic accessories by means without having to move about his/her abode and without losing track of such items.

The following U.S. Patents documents have been developed during a search of prior art.

D390,066WatkinsNapkin Holder and cord
5,622,281AnnandDispenser for folded sheets
5,540,354AnnandTop dispensing tissue container
and bulk tissue packets

“Relief & Aid Products”, Catalogue of Patient Aid Products, such as Wheel Chair with Arm Organizer, Wheel Chair handy pouch. This is a 67 page catalogue showing a wide array of patient aid devices.

A review of the above documents indicates that the prior art has not disclosed a multi-functional garment system including a carrier means device is in the form of a organizer belt for holding and organizing relief aid products used by individual/patients having limited mobility. Accordingly, it is desirable to provide for a new and improved patient aid organizer belt carrying of personal convenience items and other analgesic accessories by means of a patient aid belt organizer to be worn by the patient, wherein the belt organizer is in the form of an expandable belt having a plurality of selected locations having hook and loop fastener means for holding and organizing a plurality of patient aid relief aid products which overcomes at least some of the disadvantages of prior art.

OBJECTS OF INVENTION

An object of the invention is to provide a multifunctional garment system including a carrier means in the form of a patient aid belt organizer to be worn by the patient, the carrier means holding the plurality of patient aid accessories.

Another object of the invention is to provide that the patient aid accessories are attached to the patient aid belt organizer with hook and loop fastener means.

Another object of the invention is to provide that the patient aid accessories include a Napkin/Tissue pack which is attached to the patient aid belt organizer with expandable cord.

Yet another object of the invention is to a battery Pack that may be employed to carry a plurality of batteries for use with camera flash, cigarette lighter, and includes a LED light that can last up to at least 12 hours, with a built-in 12 V socket to allow charging of additional small electronics which is attached to the patient aid belt organizer by hook and loop fasteners.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An improved easy-to-use apparatus for organizing, holding and carrying analgesic accessories for use by a patient on a multifunctional garment system including a carrier means in the form of a patient aid belt organizer. The patient aid belt organizer is to be worn by the patient, the carrier means holding the plurality of patient aid accessories including a napkin, napkin pack and a battery pack in combination with patient aid belt organizer. This patient aid belt organizer is directed to be worn by a patient user having limited mobility, said device having means for attaching a plurality of relief & aid devices for ready access to provide aid to the user. In the specific arrangement of the invention, the patient aid belt organizer is in the form of an expandable belt having a plurality of selected locations having hook and loop fastener means convenient to the user. In particular the “convenience” devices are releasably attached to a panel means having hook and loop hinge means to connect to a selected location on the patient aid belt organizer. Such convenience devices are releasably attached holding and organizing a plurality of patient aid accessories as well as electrical devices in combination with an electric portable power pack appliances which is configured to be worn on the patient aid belt organizer of a user. Other devices to be attached to the patient aid belt organizer would include, a napkin packet, tissue packet, battery pack for electronic devices including camera flash, cigarette lighter, and includes a LED light that can last up to at least 12 hours, with a built-in 12 V socket to allow charging of additional small electronics.

In a first separate aspect of the invention, the invention provides an ancillary strap to insure that selected patient aid devices do not become detached from the belt and there fore lost by the patient. In particular an ancillary strap for use with a tissue packet in the form of an expandable cord assembly releasably attached by Velcro means to patient aid belt organizer wherein the Tissue Packet is releasably attached by clip means to the expandable cord assembly. In operation the strap organizer is employed to maintain the tissue packet in a selected location convenient to the user.

In a second separate aspect of the invention, the device may hold several individually secured pouches for holding tissues.

In a third separate aspect of the invention, the device holds sanitary tissues in a collapsible pouch, with the top of the pouch arranged to permit refilling of the tissue. This invention relates to a packet for folded sheet napkins, and more particularly facial napkins, which packets may refillable or of a disposable nature for serially dispensing inter folded and interleaved sheets of napkins from a compressed packet or from a loose pack of folded sheets one sheet at a time though an integral end opening which extends into the top of the dispenser.

In a fourth separate aspect of the invention, the device has sufficient space to allow the attachment of other devices and accessories using a hook and loop type fastener, such as Velcro.

The invention will be described for the purposes of illustration only in connection with certain embodiments; however, it is recognized that those persons skilled in the art may make various changes, modifications, improvements and additions on the illustrated embodiments all without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

For a better understanding of the present invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a front view of multifunctional garment system including a patient aid belt organizer for holding and organizing relief aid products shown worn by an individual/patient having limited mobility in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a front view of a napkin packet, shown separately, of the invention of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side view of a napkin packet, shown separately, of the invention of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a battery pack holder for use with electronic devices shown separately of the invention of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a battery pack device shown separately of the invention of FIG. 1.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIGS. 1-5 there is shown the preferred embodiment of the invention of the multifunctional garment system 10 including a patient aid organizer belt 12 for holding and organizing relief aid devices 14 used by individual/patients having limited mobility. As is shown in FIG. 1, the patient aid organizer belt 12 is an expandable belt device 20 worn by a patient user 16 having limited mobility, said belt device 20 having means for attaching a plurality of relief & aid devices 14 including a napkin packet 30, battery pack 32 for electronic devices 33 or cigarette lighter 34 for ready access to provide aid to the patient user.

In the specific arrangement of the invention, the patient aid belt organizer belt 12 is in the form of an expandable belt 20 having a plurality of selected locations 22 having hook and loop fastener means 24 convenient to the user 16. In particular, the selected relief & aid devices 14 include a panel 26 having hook and loop hinge apparatus 24 configured to connect to a mating hook and loop hinge apparatus 24 at a selected location on the patient aid belt organizer belt 12. As is shown in FIGS. 2-4, selected relief & aid devices 14 devices to be attached to the patient aid organizer belt would include a napkin packet 30, battery pack 32 for electronic devices 33 or cigarette lighter 34.

As is shown in FIG. 1 there is illustrated how patient aid belt organizer belt 12 holds relief & aid devices designed to be worn at the waist of a patient 16 by having a plurality of clips 23 attach to a belt or the waistband of clothing worn by a patient user 16. Typically the device is worn on the patient's side.

As is shown in FIGS. 2 & 3 there is shown a napkin packet 30 contained in a pouch device 40 and including a strap organizer device 36. In this specific arrangement of the invention the strap organizer device 36 is in the form of an ancillary strap 38 for insuring that selected patient aid devices do not become detached from the belt 20 and therefore no longer accessible by the patient. In particular, an ancillary strap 38 for use with a napkin packet 30 in the form of an expandable cord assembly is releasably attached by Velcro means to patient aid belt organizer 12 wherein the napkin packet 30 is releasably attached by clip 40 to the expandable cord assembly 38. In operation the strap organizer 36 is employed to maintain the napkin packet 30 in a connected relationship with the patient aid belt organizer 12.

As is shown in FIG. 3, there is shown to a napkin packet 30 including a pouch 40 for containing folded sheet devices 44, and more particularly to facial tissues 46 arranged in packets employed to refill said pouch 40. The pouch 40 employs an end opening 48 for dispensing inter folded and interleaved sheet devices 44, from a packet 50 (not shown) or from a loose pack of folded sheets 52 through an end opening which extends into the top of the dispenser.

As is shown in FIGS. 4 & 5 there is shown an electric portable power pack 32 for containing a battery pack devices 33 which is configured to be worn on the patient aid belt organizer of a user. Other devices to be attached to the patient aid belt organizer (not shown) would include, camera flash 52, cigarette lighter, and includes a LED light that can last up to at least 12 hours, with a built-in 12 V socket 53 to allow charging of additional small electronics.