TODAY’S PATENT – STORM CUSHION
There are times where the need for protective garments against nasty weather conditions arises due to the unpredictability of nature. To address such concerns, the “Storm cushion” (US4060852) was invented by Dwight S. Meeks, which was patented by the USPTO on 7th December 1977.
This invention relates to a stylish, protective garment that is attached to a seat cushion. It is designed to protect the wearer from rain, sleet, snow, wind, and cold, which is capable of being folded into a cushion, when not in use. When removed from the cushion, the garment can be worn as any conventional stylish, foul, or cold weather garment with a cushion attached in the rear to function as a pad when the wearer is seated. Further, it can be zipped, snapped, or fastened into the interior of the cushion with appropriate closures to form a pad for seating during any activities as picnics, boating, good weather viewing of football, etc.
This invention is an improvement to the prior art as it can be manufactured of thin plastics as a rain repellent covering or a heavier material as a cold-weather coat or poncho where it can be equipped with a hood if desired.