Patents Assigned to Lion Apparel, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20160206901
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective garment that includes a lower portion having a pair of extremities each having a knee joint area connected to an upper leg portion by an upper radial seam and connected to a lower leg portion by a lower radial seam. The knee joint area of each extremity also has an inseam insert connected between the upper and lower radial seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Diane Best
  • Patent number: 8973169
    Abstract: Protective garments having a modular storage system that enables the wearer to move and customize the position of pockets and other storage features, and hence the location of tools and other apparatus or accessories. The protective garment, including the modular storage system, are fire resistant such that they are in compliance with National Fire Protection Association and European Norm standards for firefighting garments set by the European Committee for Standardization, which is also known as Comité Européen de Normalisation, and may be integral with the protective garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Curtis, Margaret Diane Best
  • Publication number: 20140245526
    Abstract: A protective garment is disclosed that has a gasket directly molded to fabric that defines an opening in the garment. The opening may receive a wrist, a hand, an ankle, a neck, or face of a wearer. In one embodiment, the fabric is part of a hood and the gasket includes an interface feature for sealingly engaging a breathing or respiratory mask with an airtight seal, vapor-tight seal, moisture tight seal, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Lion Apparel, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8719969
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell, a thermal barrier having a thermal protection performance of at least about twenty, and a moisture barrier positioned between the outer shell and the thermal barrier. The thermal barrier includes an outer layer, an inner layer, and an intermediate layer positioned between the outer and inner layers. The outer layer is positioned adjacent to the moisture barrier, and moisture is more attracted to the intermediate layer than to the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20140109303
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell made of an abrasion resistant material that resists igniting, burning, melting, dripping, or separation when exposed to a temperature of 500° F. for five minutes. The garment includes a pocket generally positioned on or inside the outer shell and a magnetic closure system configured to retain the pocket in a closed position. The magnetic closure system resists igniting, burning, melting, dripping, or separation when exposed to a temperature of 500° F. for five minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 8701218
    Abstract: A protective garment including a body portion shaped to be worn on the torso and arms of a wearer. The body portion has a front surface, a rear surface, and lower edge. The protective garment further includes at least one pocket portion coupled to the front surface, wherein at least part of the pocket portion is located below the lower edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Aldridge, Timothy B. Durby
  • Patent number: 8650668
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and an inner liner coupled to the outer shell and positioned such that the inner liner is positioned between a wearer and the outer shell when the garment is worn. The inner liner includes a base material and a high lubricity material which has a higher lubricity than the base material. The high lubricity material is woven into the base material to form a plurality of discrete contact areas that each comprise at least two separate warp fibers or yarns of high lubricity material each being individually woven with at least two separate weft fibers or yarns of high lubricity material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20140033410
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and a thermal barrier positioned inside the outer shell such that the thermal barrier is configured to be positioned between the outer shell and a wearer when the garment is worn. The thermal barrier includes at least two areas of elastic material, each elastic area having directional stretch qualities such that each elastic area has greater elasticity in an associated particular direction than in other directions, and wherein said particular directions for said at least two elastic areas are not parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20140033393
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective garment that includes a lower portion having a pair of extremities each having a knee joint area connected to an upper leg portion by an upper radial seam and connected to a lower leg portion by a lower radial seam. The knee joint area of each extremity also has an inseam insert connected between the upper and lower radial seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Diane Best
  • Patent number: 8522368
    Abstract: A coat including a torso portion defining a torso cavity and including pair of portions that are releasably connectable together. The coat further includes a skirt positioned in the torso cavity. The coat is configured such that when the coat is worn by a wearer and the portions are releasably connected together the skirt generally sealingly engages the wearer. The coat is further configured such that the skirt automatically generally sealingly engages the wearer when the coat is worn by the wearer and the portions are releasably connected without requiring any further action by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Josephine McIntosh, Martin Lee Taylor, Sr., Thomas S. Martin
  • Publication number: 20130212788
    Abstract: Protective garments having a modular storage system that enables the wearer to move and customize the position of pockets and other storage features, and hence the location of tools and other apparatus or accessories. The protective garment, including the modular storage system, are fire resistant such that they are in compliance with National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) and European Norm standards for firefighting garments set by the European Committee for Standardization (also known as ComitéEuropéen de Normalisation) and may be integral with the protective garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Lion Apparel, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8479321
    Abstract: Suspenders have a generally U-shaped or V-shaped padded connector that has a base portion with first and second legs extending therefrom. The first and second legs of the padded connector are configured to be located on respective shoulders of a wearer, and the base portion configured to lie on a back of a wearer and is shaped and sized to align with the center of the back of the wearer when the suspenders are worn. The suspenders also include a first front strap portion connected to the first leg, a second front strap portion connected to the second leg, and a first and second rear strap portions connected to the base portion of the padded connector. The first and second rear strap portions are spaced apart from and arranged generally parallel to each other when the suspenders are worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Razzaghi, Eric Fehlberg, Caleb Crye, Gregg Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130074250
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and an inner liner coupled to the outer shell and positioned such that the inner liner is positioned between a wearer and the outer shell when the garment is worn. The inner liner includes a base material and a high lubricity material which has a higher lubricity than the base material. The high lubricity material is woven into the base material to form a plurality of discrete contact areas that each comprise at least two separate warp fibers or yarns of high lubricity material each being individually woven with at least two separate weft fibers or yarns of high lubricity material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Lion Apparel, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130031703
    Abstract: A protective garment including a heat, flame and abrasion resistant outer shell configured to be worn on at least part of a body of a wearer, the outer shell including an opening formed therein. The garment further includes a heat and flame resistant material, of a different type of material than the outer shell, positioned in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 8332963
    Abstract: A protective garment including a body portion and an extremity permanently coupled to the body portion. The extremity includes a joint that provides the extremity with a bent position forming an acute angle relative to a vertical axis when the extremity is at rest without an arm or leg of a wearer received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Razzaghi, Eric Fehlberg, Caleb Crye, Gregg Thompson
  • Patent number: 8327469
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and an inner liner coupled to the outer shell and positioned such that the inner liner is positioned between a wearer and the outer shell when the garment is worn. The inner liner includes a base material and a high lubricity material which has a higher lubricity than the base material. The high lubricity material is woven into the base material to form a plurality of discrete contact areas in which a plurality of filaments of the high lubricity material are immediately adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20120233748
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell having an outer collar, and an inner liner configured to be worn between the outer shell and a wearer. The inner liner includes an inner collar and a comfort collar configured to conformingly engage a neck of the wearer when the garment is worn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20120174296
    Abstract: Chemical and/or biochemical resistant protective garments are disclosed that include a top part having a body portion and sleeves, the body portion having a vapor skirt that is self-tightenable towards the torso of a wearer, and a bottom part having a fold-over waistband extension, a waistband, a seat portion, and left and right leg portions, the fold-over waistband extension being foldable over the waistband to reveal a backside of the fold-over waistband extension when the bottom part is worn by the wearer. When the top and bottom parts are worn by the wearer, the vapor skirt is positioned against the backside of the fold-over waistband and is self-tightened thereagainst as a seal that is generally impermeable to gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas S. Martin
  • Publication number: 20120102624
    Abstract: Suspenders have a generally U-shaped or V-shaped padded connector that has a base portion with first and second legs extending therefrom. The first and second legs of the padded connector are configured to be located on respective shoulders of a wearer, and the base portion configured to lie on a back of a wearer and is shaped and sized to align with the center of the back of the wearer when the suspenders are worn. The suspenders also include a first front strap portion connected to the first leg, a second front strap portion connected to the second leg, and a first and second rear strap portions connected to the base portion of the padded connector. The first and second rear strap portions are spaced apart from and arranged generally parallel to each other when the suspenders are worn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventors: Ali Razzaghi, Eric Fehlberg, Caleb Crye, Gregg Thompson
  • Patent number: 8104100
    Abstract: A suspenders assembly including a pair of suspenders having a pair of front strap portions configured to be coupled to a front portion of a pair of trousers and a pair of rear strap portions configured to be coupled to a rear portion of the pair of trousers. The assembly further includes an attachment tab, wherein both of the rear strap portions or both of the front strap portions are both directly and permanently coupled to the attachment tab. The attachment tab includes a portion of hook-and-loop fastening material located thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Razzaghi, Eric Fehlberg, Caleb Crye, Gregg Thompson