Patents Assigned to International Playtex, Inc.
  • Patent number: 4481951
    Abstract: A cup is molded from two layers of stretchable materials by molding first the crown portion, inverting the materials and then molding the remainder of the cup. The resulting cup has a non-stretchable crown portion, a substantially non-stretchable longitudinal cup portion and a unitary multidirectional stretchable periphery portion. A pair of these cups are used to form a unique brassiere wherein the base layer forms a unitary cup, support frame and torso-encompassing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Cole, Raymond Kennedy, Lincoln McCluskey
  • Patent number: 4458468
    Abstract: A method for packaging and shaping sanitary napkins (10) in a container (44) is described. The method comprises advancing a succession of pre-moistened, embossed sanitary napkins (10) along a predetermined path (30), deflecting the ends of the napkins (10) by means of deflector guides (32) to impart a non-planar shape to the napkins (10), introducing the napkins (10) into a container (44) which provides packaging therefor, and reducing the moisture content in the napkins (10). After the moisture content is sufficiently reduced, e.g., as by evaporation during commercial storage or shipment, the napkins (10) retain their non-planar, curved shape after removal from the container (44) for individual use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel M. Sivilich
  • Patent number: 4444192
    Abstract: A brassiere having cups supported on their bottom by a non-distensible frame panel connected to the bottom of the cup and supported on the inner and outer top sides by a multi-directional stretchable frame connected to the cup by a narrow transition panel. The frame is cut to provide maximum stretch along the outer edge of the cup, and maximum stretch traverse to the inner edge of the cup. The transition panel has an open pattern and is hingable about an axis parallel to the edge of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, Elisabeth Suleiman
  • Patent number: 4431035
    Abstract: A fabric woven on a needle loom including a cover thread on the woven edge covering the exterior edge of the woven edge warp thread by a serpentine pattern interlocked with the weft loops and a binder thread knitted at the other edge covering the exterior edge of the knitted edge warp thread. Picot loops formed at both edges of the warp extend diagonally therefrom. A plurality of picot loops at the knitted edge include a non-picot weft loop substantially at the center of the plurality to secure the knitted binder thread to the warp edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Young, Klaus E. Schoeffler
  • Patent number: 4419997
    Abstract: A cup is molded from two layers of stretchable materials by molding first the crown portion, inverting the materials and then molding the remainder of the cup. The resulting cup has a non-stretchable crown portion, a substantially non-stretchable longitudinal cup portion and a unitary multi-directional stretchable periphery portion. A pair of these cups are used to form a unique brassiere wherein the base layer forms a unitary cup, support frame and torso-encompassing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Cole, Raymond Kennedy, Lincoln McCluskey
  • Patent number: 4393875
    Abstract: There are disclosed brassieres designed to provide better fit for smaller (e.g. less than average) busted women and a method of grading such brassieres. The cups of the brassieres for smaller busted woman include longer upper and lower perimeter sections than heretofore employed and shorter body encircling members.There is also disclosed a method of grading these brassieres from a fitted prototype brassiere of average bust capacity. It includes the steps of reducing the depth of the breast receiving components without decreasing the length of the arc along the lower sections thereof; and maintaining substantially the same length of the body encircling means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Dolores O'Boyle, Phyllis Shonk
  • Patent number: 4375445
    Abstract: A cup is molded from two layers of stretchable materials by molding first the crown portion, inverting the materials and then molding the remainder of the cup. The resulting cup has a non-stretchable crown portion, a substantially non-stretchable longitudinal cup portion and a unitary multidirectional stretchable periphery portion. A pair of these cups are used to form a unique brassiere wherein the base layer forms a unitary cup, support frame and torso-encompassing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Cole, Raymond Kennedy, Lincoln McCluskey
  • Patent number: 4372322
    Abstract: A brassiere having cups supported on their bottom by a non-distensible frame panel connected to the bottom of the cup and supported on the inner and outer top sides by a unitary, multi-directional stretchable frame panel connected to the cup by a narrow transition panel. The unitary frame panel is cut to provide maximum stretch along the outer edge of the cup, and maximum stretch traverse to the inner edge of the cup. The transition panels are an open pattern hingable about an axis parallel to the edge of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, Elisabeth Suleiman
  • Patent number: 4344197
    Abstract: A means for lessening the entanglement of a tubular extent of fabric by inserting a hoop into a collapsed stack of that fabric prior to its being subjected to processing steps which heretofore have resulted in the entanglement and knotting of the fabric. In its preferred form, the means and method employed in the hoop emplacement include the delivery of an extent of tubular fabric to a hoop inserter; inserting a flexible length within the tubular fabric so that it extends outward from the two ends thereof; securing the distal ends of the flexible length outward of the tubular fabric extent so as to form a hoop; processing the tubular extent with the hoop in place; preferably in a porous bag; opening the hoop and securing one end to an anchor; and reorienting the tubular extent to a substantially planar flattened extent, employing the now opened hoop as a guide, and finally removing the opened hoop from the tubular fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Sterling, Wilbert Melvin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4288999
    Abstract: A means for lessening the entanglement of a tubular extent of fabric by inserting a hoop into a collapsed stack of that fabric prior to its being subjected to processing steps which heretofore have resulted in the entanglement and knotting of tubular fabric to a hoop inserter; inserting a flexible length within the tubular fabric so that it extends outward from the two ends thereof; securing the distal ends of the flexible length outward of the tubular fabric extent so as to form a hoop; processing the tubular extent with the hoop in place; preferably in a porous bag; opening the hoop and securing one end to an anchor; and reorienting the tubular extent to a substantially planar flattened extent, employing the now opened hoop as a guide, and finally removing the opened hoop from the tubular fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Sterling, Wilbert Melvin, Jr.
  • Patent number: D265141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, William White
  • Patent number: D265142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, William White
  • Patent number: D265143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiko Taniyama
  • Patent number: D265265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, William White
  • Patent number: D269219
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, Anthony Tedeschi
  • Patent number: RE31323
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of substantially water-insoluble, particulate sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, suitable for use as an absorbent in tampons and other catamenial devices, or the like. The process involves treating solid, water-soluble sodium carboxymethyl cellulose having a degree of substitution of at least 0.4 with hydrogen chloride gas and heating the carboxymethyl cellulose, either after the hydrogen chloride treatment or concurrently therewith, to produce a cross-linked, insoluble, partially acid form carboxymethyl cellulose suitable for absorbent applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Herman L. Marder, Nathan D. Field, Makoto Shinohara
  • Patent number: D270394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiko Taniyama
  • Patent number: D270774
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, Elisabeth Suleiman
  • Patent number: D270775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, Elisabeth Suleiman
  • Patent number: D273817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventor: Phyllis Shonk