ApplicationNo. 06/051106 filed on 06/22/1979
US Classes:24/3.5, Holder contains pocket engager (e.g., antitheft device, wallet protector)150/134, Theft or loss resistant2/250Article-retaining feature
ExaminersPrimary: Sakran, Victor N.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA45C 13/00 (20060101)
A45C 13/18 (20060101)
AbstractA wallet guard is disclosed for use with a wallet and adapted to be used when placed in a pocket having a lower seam and a pair of side seams defining the width thereof to prevent removal therefrom. The wallet guard comprises a base at one end of the guard having a front edge and a rear edge with a support member integrally formed with the base and extending upwardly therefrom and adapted to be slipped into the wallet. A pair of arms extending upwardly from the base is provided with each arm including a lower section integrally coupled to the base and an upper section terminating in a free end. The arms are movable between an open position and a closed position. In the open position the distance between the free ends is normally greater than the width of the pocket such that the arms will be biased inwardly by the side seams when inserted into the pocket with the base adjacent the lower seam to provide the upper portion of the pocket in tension. The arms each have an inner surface and an outer surface, and an oppositely disposed front and rear edge intermediate the surfaces. A gripping jaw is formed at the free end of the upper section of each of the arms. Each gripping jaw includes a gripping element having a distal end extending outwardly from the arm, such that the jaws engage the side seams of the pocket in the open position of the wallet guard to prevent removal therefrom, and the arms are narrower than the width of the pocket in the closed position thereof. Retaining means is also provided to facilitate closing of the guard and is formed having locking means associated therewith.