Title:
Pocket adapted for music players
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A breast pocket adapted for use with a music player to be worn with shirts or jackets on the breast side of a shirt or jacket. The shirt pocket is a layer of fabric with a shirt orifice. The shirt orifice is sized to approximate the operational surface of a music player.



Inventors:
Riney, Maria J. (Santa Barbara, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/215518
Publication Date:
12/31/2009
Filing Date:
06/27/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/247, 2/251, 2/252
International Classes:
A41D27/20
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Primary Examiner:
ANDERSON, AMBER R
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW SCHROEDER (Santa Maria, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A breast pocket adapted for use with a music player to be worn with shirts or jackets on the breast side of a shirt or jacket comprising: a layer of fabric with an shirt orifice disposed therethrough; the layer of fabric is affixed to the breast side of a shirt or jacket.

2. The breast pocket of claim 1 further comprising a covering.

3. The breast pocket of claim 2 further comprising a button and a slit through the covering; the button is disposed between the covering.

4. The breast pocket of claim 3 wherein the covering further comprises a wire orifice.

5. The breast pocket of claim 1 wherein the shirt orifice is the shape of a star.

6. The breast pocket of claim 1 wherein the shirt orifice is the shape of a circle.

7. The breast pocket of claim 1 wherein the shirt orifice is the shape of a square.

8. The breast pocket of claim 1 wherein the shirt orifice is the shape of a cross.

9. The breast pocket of claim 1 wherein the shirt orifice is the shape of a flower.

10. The breast pocket of claim 1 wherein the shirt orifice is the shape of a heart.

11. A pocket adapted for use with a music player to be worn with pants comprising: a sheet of fabric with an opening therethrough; the sheet of fabric is affixed to the pants.

12. The pocket of claim 11 wherein the shirt orifice is the shape of a heart.

13. The pocket of claim 11 wherein the opening is the shape of a star.

14. The pocket of claim 11 wherein the opening is the shape of a flower.

15. The pocket of claim 11 wherein the opening is the shape of a cross.

16. The pocket of claim 11 wherein the opening is the shape of a square.

17. The pocket of claim 11 wherein the opening is the shape of a circle.

18. A sleeve pocket adapted for use with a music player to be worn with shirts or jackets comprising: a piece of fabric disposed upon the sleeve of a shirt or jacket and a covering; the piece of fabric comprises an sleeve orifice therethrough; the covering comprises an earbud wire entry orifice.

19. The pocket of claim 18 wherein the sleeve orifice is in the shape of a heart.

20. The pocket of claim 19 wherein the sleeve orifice is in the shape of a circle.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is in the area of clothing and fashion; and more particularly pertains to means of adapting clothing for use with music players.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Recent developments in technology have enabled people to carry with them thousands of songs, files, data, and other information which hitherto may have filled a small room. Devices such as Apple's i-Pod® (a Federally registered Trademark) have exploded with popularity among wide arrays of demographics.

Many of these devices have various interfaces which enable the user to fast-forward, rewind, choose a song, increase or decrease volume, etc. through scroll-wheels and similar structures. Unfortunately, in order to operate these interfaces, a user must pull the device completely out of a pocket to operate them effectively.

What is clearly needed in the marketplace is apparel with a window or other orifice which is specifically designed in order to allow a user to operate a music player through a pocket of a shirt, jacket, or pair of pants without pulling the music player from the pocket.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an object of the present invention to provide clothing which enables a person to operate a music player inside the pocket of a shirt, jacket, pair of pants, or other apparel without pulling the music player out of the pocket. The present invention incorporates various windows, orifices specifically sized and positioned in order to correspond comfortably with the interface of a music player along with the wires which accompany the earbuds of the music player.

It is another objective of the present invention to provide a fashionable or aesthetically pleasing design with these pockets. By making these pockets fashionably and aesthetically pleasing their attendant marketability will increase substantially.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIGURES

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 9 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 10 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 11 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 12 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 13 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 14 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 15 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 16 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 17 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 18 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 19 is a side view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 20 is a side view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 21 is a side view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 22 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 23 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 24 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 25 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 26 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 27 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 28 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 29 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 30 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a unique clothing alteration enables a person to operate a music player inside the pocket of a shirt, jacket, pair of pants, or other apparel without pulling the music player out of the pocket. The present invention incorporates various windows, orifices specifically sized and positioned in order to correspond comfortably with the interface of a music player along with the wires which accompany the earbuds of the music player. The present invention is illustrated and described in enabling detail below.

FIGS. 1-6 illustrate a breast pocket adapted for use with a music player 100 (hereafter shirt pocket 100) to be worn with shirts or jackets on the breast side of a shirt or jacket. The shirt pocket 100 is a layer of fabric with a shirt orifice 101. The shirt orifice is sized to approximate the operational surface of a music player 150. Moreover, this shirt orifice is disposed at a point where it will correspond in position with the operational surface of the music player. Accordingly, various shirt pockets may require the shirt orifices to be specifically sized to be complementarily paired with a specific music player. It should also be noted here that in some other preferred embodiments, additional orifices may be added to accommodate other parts of a music player.

FIGS. 7-10 illustrate that in other preferred embodiments the shirt pocket 100 may also include a covering 125. This covering my further incorporate an accompanying wire orifice 126 for use in allowing the earbuds to enter into the shirt pocket. Also, in some preferred embodiments the covering may also include a button and a slit through the covering in order to secure the covering to the shirt or jacket. The button is disposed between the covering. And the button is sized to mate with the slit.

FIGS. 11-17 illustrate that in some preferred embodiments the shirt orifice 101 may embody a panoply of shapes and styles. In some preferred embodiments the shirt orifice 101 may embody a star. In other preferred embodiments the shirt orifice 101 may embody the shape of a heart. In other preferred embodiments the shirt orifice 101 may embody the shape of a cross. In other preferred embodiments the shirt orifice 101 may embody the shape of a circle. In other preferred embodiments the shirt orifice 101 may embody the shape of a square. In other preferred embodiments the shirt orifice 101 may embody the shape of a flower. In other preferred embodiments the shirt orifice 101 may embody the shape of the Star of David.

FIGS. 18-19 illustrate a pocket adapted for use with a music player to be worn with pants (hereafter pants pocket 200). It should be noted here that the term “pants” may include, but is not limited to: shorts, jeans, slacks, corduroy, capris, and any other apparel generally worn underneath the waist of a person.

The pants pocket 200 is a sheet of fabric with an opening 201 near the center in order to allow a user to operate a music player. The sheet of fabric is affixed to the pants.

FIGS. 23-29 illustrate that in some preferred embodiments the opening 201 may embody a panoply of shapes and styles. In some preferred embodiments the opening 201 may embody a star. In other preferred embodiments the opening 201 may embody the shape of a heart. In other preferred embodiments the opening 201 may embody the shape of a cross. In other preferred embodiments the opening 201 may embody the shape of a circle. In other preferred embodiments the opening 201 may embody the shape of a square. In other preferred embodiments the opening 201 may embody the shape of a flower. In other preferred embodiments the opening 201 may embody the shape of the Star of David.

FIG. 30 also illustrates that in some preferred embodiments a sleeve pocket 300 may also be used. The sleeve pocket 300 is intended to be used in the same fashion as the embodiments illustrated and described above.

It will be apparent to the skilled artisan that there are numerous changes that may be made in embodiments described herein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. As such, the invention taught herein by specific examples is limited only by the scope of the claims that follow.