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The Umbrapack is an umbrella that is harnessed or anchored to a small backpack and is used to shield the wearer from the harmful UV rays from the sun or protect the wearer from the rain, basically creating an umbra or shade of protection without having to hold an umbrella by the handle. While the user is wearing the Umbrapack they may open or close the umbrella by pulling cords that run to the general mechanisms on the umbrella one would use for said function which are conveniently located on the pack itself. Now we can enjoy the comfort of shade from the weather during outside activities without the inconvenience of holding an umbrella handle.

Williams, Steven D. (Ogden, UT, US)
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Steven Williams (Ogden, UT, US)
1. Hands free umbrella Umbrella built into a back pack Opening mechanism for umbrella while user wears the pack Closing mechanism for umbrella while user wears the pack


FIG. 1:

A general view of the Umbrapack displaying the inside as well, this works as a “hands free” umbrella, and is able to be opened and closed while still on the user's back. Essentially the pack has been specifically designed for the umbrella. Simply pull the cord on the strap, and the umbrella opens protecting the user from the sun or rain. When the user pulls the cord located at the bottom of the pack the umbrella closes.

FIG. 2:

This illustration consists of the back pack itself, which is made of canvas, and is 11 inches in length, and 3 ½ inches in width.

1—This is the pocket for the cord responsible for closing the umbrella, and is the access point to the bottom of the plastic cylinder, This pocket has Velcro on both sides (along the seam inside), Making it easy to grab the cord while wearing the pack, and you can potentially leave a portion of the cord back into the pocket or simply stuff the cord into a coat or pants pocket until the pack is removed.

2—This is the pocket for the cord responsible for opening the umbrella, and is conveniently located on the strap of the back pack.

3—This is an illustration of the strap itself in full view, and is 2 ½ feet in length.

4—This is the top rim of the back pack, and the end the umbrella extends out from.

5—Strap (hidden from view) 2 ½ feet in length.

FIG. 3:

This is an illustration of the plastic cylinder housing the handle of the umbrella, which will fit snug in the back pack (the back pack acting like a sleeve), the cylinder is secured to the back pack by punching two holes in all four sides, (front, back, left side, and right side) top and bottom, and essentially sewn into the pack itself.

1—Pointing out where the pull cord to open the umbrella will exit the cylinder (approx. 1 inch from the top rim).

2—This is an illustration of one of the two brackets that will be screwed inside the cylinder (approx. 1 inch apart based on the size of the umbrella handle). They are 2 ½ inches in length, and approx. 1 inch in width, placed inside 2 ½ inches from the top rim of the cylinder. They have an L bend on both ends measuring approx. 1 inch that is slightly curved in order to fit into the cylinder, and re in a U shape in the middle, so that the umbrella handle can fit between them.

FIG. 4:

This illustration is a top view of the cylinder and the two brackets, so it can be seen how the brackets fit inside the cylinder.

1—This circle illustrated represents the cylinder itself, 2 ½ inches in diameter and 9 inches in length

2—A top view of the brackets (note the circular shape in the center created by the U shape in the center of the brackets), the circles on the brackets represent the screw holes necessary to affix the umbrella handle to the brackets.

FIG. 5:

This is an illustration of the portions of the umbrella which have been modified, of a class consisting of approx. 11 inches when collapsed, and 19 inches when extended, with a release button on the handle of the umbrella (which can be found at many stores today).

1—The telescopic stem of the umbrella.

2—The runner (illustrated without the stretchers) responsible for closing/opening the umbrella.

3—The pull cord responsible for closing the umbrella, measuring 2 feet and 2 ½ inches in length. This cord is affixed to both sides of the runner, and runs down the cylinder (on the opposite side as the cord responsible for opening the umbrella, and is accessible from the bottom of the Umbrapack.

4—The pull cord responsible for opening the umbrella measuring 1 foot and 7 inches in length, and runs up the cylinder and out the side approx. 1 inch from the top rim of the cylinder, and is accessible from a pocket on the strap of the pack. This cord is threaded through the handle, and is affixed to the initial release button in the handle so that when pulled from the opposite side, the button is depressed, and the runner is released extending the stretchers, opening the umbrella.

5—The umbrella handle (approx. 2 inches in length and 1 inch in width) with a built in release button.

6—The initial release button built into the handle.

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