US 9,808,037 B2
Urination relief hatch for waterproof waders and foul weather gear
Robert A. Stevenson, Canyon Country, CA (US); and Wendy L. Stevenson, Canyon Country, CA (US)
Filed by Robert A. Stevenson, Canyon Country, CA (US); and Wendy L. Stevenson, Canyon Country, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 18, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/355,580.
Application 14/542,591 is a division of application No. 14/182,295, filed on Feb. 18, 2014, granted, now 8,914,912, issued on Dec. 23, 2014.
Application 15/355,580 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/184,119, filed on Jun. 16, 2016, granted, now 9,532,609.
Application 15/184,119 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/948,378, filed on Nov. 22, 2015, granted, now 9,380,814, issued on Jul. 5, 2016.
Application 14/948,378 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/542,591, filed on Nov. 15, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/766,089, filed on Feb. 18, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0071266 A1, Mar. 16, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A41D 1/08 (2006.01); A41D 13/012 (2006.01); A41D 13/02 (2006.01); A41B 9/02 (2006.01); A41D 1/06 (2006.01)
CPC A41D 1/08 (2013.01) [A41B 9/026 (2013.01); A41D 13/012 (2013.01); A41D 13/02 (2013.01); A41D 1/065 (2013.01); A41D 2300/30 (2013.01); A41D 2600/106 (2013.01); A41D 2600/108 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A waterproof pair of pants and/or waders including a sealable opening for relief of bodily fluids, comprising:
a pair of pants and/or waders comprising a first and a second leg portion, wherein the first and the second leg portions are joined to a torso portion terminating generally at or between a waist and a neck of a wearer, wherein the pair of pants and/or waders comprise a substantially waterproof material;
a rigid frame sealed in a waterproof manner to the pair of pants and/or waders disposed in a groin section of the pair of pants and/or waders, wherein the frame forms a frame aperture separating an outside of the pair of pants and/or waders from an inside of the pair of pants and/or waders;
a rigid lid pivotably connected to the frame disposed on the outside of the pair of pants and/or waders and configured to engage the frame aperture;
a seal disposed between the frame and the lid forming a waterproof closure of the frame aperture when the lid is in a closed position;
a rigid backing forming a backing aperture, wherein a first surface of the backing and a back side surface of the frame capture there between the waterproof material of the pair of pants and/or waders in the groin section;
at least one adhesive bond disposed between the back side surface of the frame and the waterproof material of the pair of pants and/or waders, and/or, between the first surface of the backing and the waterproof material of the pair of pants and/or waders;
wherein the backing aperture and frame aperture are substantially aligned; and
wherein the backing aperture is equal to or greater in surface area in comparison to the frame aperture.