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US6561355: Garment bag having odor and scent-controlling capabilities

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) David R. Forbes · Carman S. Forbes · Ron M. Bean ·
Assignee(s) Hunters Specialties, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Simmons, Perrine, Albright & Ellwood PLC ·
Primary Examiner Jes F. Pascua ·
Application Number US9492048
Filing date 01/26/2000
Issue date 05/13/2003
Predicted expiration date 01/26/2020
U.S. Classifications 206/527  · 383/97  · 383/613  · 206/278.1  · 190/903  · 206/278  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 206278 · 2062781 · 206527 · 383 6197 · 383 611 · 383 612 · 383 613 · 190903 ·
5 Claims, 3 Drawings


Abstract

A garment bag for controlling the odors incident upon hunters clothing stored prior to hunting, the bag having an integrated vapor barrier and serially operated zippers separated by a foldable zipper separator.

Independent Claims | See all claims (5)

  1. 1. A garment bag comprising: a multi-layer bag having a bottom side, left side, right side and a top side; wherein said multi-layer bag comprises at least one layer of material which is non-odor permeable; at least two of said sides having a first zipper coupled thereto for creating a selectively open and selectively closed port into the bag; an airflow restricting apparatus disposed inwardly of said sides and open to manipulation through, said at least one side having a first zipper coupled thereto; and said airflow restricting apparatus having a second zipper coupled thereto and said airflow restricting apparatus is configured such that when said airflow restricting apparatus is positioned in an open configuration, said airflow restricting apparatus will allow access to an interior portion of said bag and said airflow restricting apparatus, when folded in a closed position, will restrict airflow into said interior portion; whereby said first zipper and said second zipper are operating serially to selectively permit access to an interior portion of said bag.
  2. 2. A garment bag comprising: a bag having a first side and a second side; at least one of said sides having a first closing device coupled thereto for creating a selectively open and selectively closed port into the bag; a vapor barrier disposed inwardly of said sides; an airflow restricting apparatus disposed inwardly of said sides and open to manipulation through, said at least one side having a closing device coupled thereto; said airflow restricting apparatus having a second closing device coupled thereto which when positioned in an open configuration allows access to an interior portion of said bag; a liner disposed inwardly of said vapor barrier; whereby said first closing device and said second closing device are operating serially to selectively permit access to an interior portion of said bag; and wherein said airflow restricting apparatus is folded inwardly to said interior portion of the bag and inwardly of opposing portions of said liner and inwardly of opposing portions of said vapor barrier.
  3. 3. A method of controlling odors incident upon clothing comprising the steps of: providing a lined container having an exterior surface and an interior lining having predetermined characteristic for vapor penetration; providing a non-odor permeable vapor barrier disposed between said exterior surface and said interior lining for augmenting said predetermined characteristic for vapor penetration of said container; providing a plurality of serially operated zippers coupled with said container; inserting clothing through said plurality of serially operated zippers and restricting access to said clothing by manipulating a first of said zippers; folding a portion of said container coupled to said first of said zippers; and manipulating a second of said zippers to further inhibit airflow into said container.
  4. 4. A method of storing scented objects comprising the steps of: providing a container having a first side and a second side, each having a predetermined characteristic for vapor penetration; providing serially operated access restricting devices coupled with said container; inserting a first object, having a predetermined scent characteristic, through said serially operated access restricting devices and restricting access to said object by manipulating said access restricting devices; wherein said first object is an article of clothing and wherein said predetermined scent characteristic is a predetermined cover scent having properties such that said predetermined cover scent is unable to permeate through said first side; and wherein said serially operated access restricting devices are arranged such that a first of said serially operated access restricting devices is disposed on an upper portion of said container, which upper portion is configured so as to be folded so as to restrict airflow through said first of said serially operated access restricting devices.

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