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They Invented What? (No. 243)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on October 19, 2015

U.S. Patent No. 7,908,676Shacket™

Shacket

JW Note:  Thanks to Mr. Andrew Custer for bringing this one to our attention. Interesting for use of the (TM) symbol in the title of the patent.

What is claimed is:

1. A sheltering device comprised of: a free standing skeletal structure comprised of two sets of flexible poles; a plurality of pole pockets adapted to receive and secure the ends of said flexible poles in an arced position; a dome structure having a fitted jacket component comprised of at least one separately assembled front panel, at least one separately assembled back panel, at least two separately assembled sleeved side panels; and a false hem for concealing at least one dome wall extension component; wherein said at least one separately assembled front panel, at least one separately assembled back panel and at least two separately assembled side panels are selectively attached by at least one closure device concealed by a zipper concealing panel; at least one dome wall inserts consisting of material fabric used for forming the walls of said dome sheltering device and adding additional surface area; a dome wall extension component comprised of material fabric adapted to form walls of said sheltering device; a dome structure frame comprised of a plurality of lightweight, selectively attachable pole components which are configured to form at least two flexible dome-support poles; at least four pole pockets for securing the ends of said at least two flexible dome-support poles so that said at least two flexible dome-support poles arc to support a dome-shaped structure; and at least two channel pockets for securing said at least two arced flexible dome-support poles; at least one back-centered pole pouch for storing said plurality of lightweight, selectively attachable pole components along the plane of a wearer’s back; at least one visibility component of a material selected from the group consisting of plastic, mesh, any material adapted to allow light into said dome sheltering device and combinations thereof; and at least two sleeve sealing components for sealing the sleeves when said fitted jacket component is used as said dome sheltering device.

2. The wearable sheltering device of claim one which further includes at least one hood which provides material to partially form the roof of said wearable sheltering device.

3. The wearable sheltering device of claim one which includes one or more securing loops.

4. The wearable sheltering device of claim one which weighs between 2 and 20 pounds.

5. The wearable sheltering device of claim one which further has the stylized appearance of a jacket and conceals the functionality of said device to serve as a temporary shelter.

6. The wearable sheltering device of claim one which further includes a floor component which contains one or more pole pockets for securing said poles on an indoor surface.

7. A sheltering device that has the stylized appearance of a jacket and conceals the functionality of said device to serve as a temporary shelter comprised of: a free standing skeletal structure comprised of two sets of flexible poles; a plurality of pole pockets adapted to receive and secure the ends of said flexible poles in an arced position; a dome structure having a fitted jacket component comprised of at least one separately assembled front panel, at least one separately assembled back panel, at least two separately assembled sleeved side panels; and a false hem for concealing at least one dome wall extension component; wherein said at least one separately assembled front panel, at least one separately assembled back panel and at least two separately assembled side panels are selectively attached by at least one closure device concealed by a zipper concealing panel; at least one dome wall insert consisting of material fabric used for forming the walls of said dome sheltering device and adding additional surface area; a dome wall extension component comprised of material fabric adapted to form walls of said sheltering device; a dome structure frame comprised of a plurality of lightweight, selectively attachable pole components which are configured to form at least two flexible dome-support poles; at least four pole pockets for securing the ends of said at least two flexible dome-support poles so that said at least two flexible dome-support poles arc to support a dome-shaped structure; and at least two channel pockets for securing said at least two arced flexible dome-support poles; at least one back-centered pole pouch for storing said plurality of lightweight, selectively attachable pole components along the plane of a wearer’s back; at least one visibility component of a material selected from the group consisting of plastic, mesh, any material adapted to allow light into said dome sheltering device and combinations thereof; at least two sleeve sealing components for sealing sleeves when said fitted jacket component is used as said dome sheltering device; and a hood which provides material to partially form the roof of said wearable sheltering device.

8. The wearable device of claim seven which further includes at least one optional component selected from a group consisting of a detachable lining, a window fabric, an epaulet, a fitting, a hook-and-loop attachment and a tie.

9. The wearable sheltering device of claim seven which includes a plurality of securing loops.

10. The wearable sheltering device of claim seven which weighs between 2 and 20 pounds.

11. A sheltering device that has the stylized appearance of a jacket and conceals the functionality of said device to serve as a temporary shelter comprised of: a free standing skeletal structure comprised of two sets of flexible poles; a plurality of pole pockets adapted to receive and secure the ends of said flexible poles in an arced position; a dome structure having a fitted jacket component comprised of at least one separately assembled front panel, at least one separately assembled back panel, at least two separately assembled sleeved side panels; and a false hem for concealing at least one dome wall extension component; wherein said at least one separately assembled front panel, at least one separately assembled back panel and at least two separately assembled side panels are selectively attached by at least one closure device concealed by a zipper concealing panel; at least one dome wall inserts consisting of material fabric used for forming the walls of said dome sheltering device and adding additional surface area; a dome wall extension component comprised of material fabric adapted to form walls of said dome sheltering device; a dome structure frame comprised of a plurality of lightweight, selectively attachable pole components which are configured to form at least two flexible dome-support poles; at least four pole pockets for securing the ends of said at least two flexible dome-support poles so that said at least two flexible dome-support poles arc to support a dome-shaped structure; and at least two channel pockets for securing said at least two arced flexible dome-support poles; at least one back-centered pole pouch for storing said plurality of lightweight, selectively attachable pole components alone the plane of a wearer’s back; at least one visibility component of a material selected from the group consisting of plastic, mesh, any material adapted to allow light into said dome sheltering device and combinations thereof; at least two sleeve sealing components for sealing sleeves when said fitted jacket component is used as said dome sheltering device; a lining which conceals one of more components of a sheltering device; a floor component which contains one or more pole pockets for securing said poles on an indoor surface; and a hood which provides material to partially form the roof of said wearable sheltering device.

12. The wearable sheltering device of claim eleven which further includes at least one optional component selected from a group consisting of a detachable lining, a window fabric, an epaulet, a fitting, a hook-and-loop attachment and a tie.

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