Patents Assigned to Royal Textile Mills, Inc.
  • Patent number: 7296307
    Abstract: An athletic cup that is convertible from a hard cup configuration to a soft cup configuration. The hard cup configuration can be used for contact sports or ball sports where maximum protection is needed. The cup can be converted to the soft cup configuration for non-contact sports where a lesser degree of protection is adequate. The cup comprises a hard cup and a soft cup that are detachably connected to each other to form the hard cup configuration. To convert to the soft cup configuration, the hard cup is detached and the soft cup is worn by itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Royal Textile Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark V. Atwater, William D. Atwater, Charles R. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5131100
    Abstract: A relatively wide elastic waistband is provided to encircle the waist of the wearer and has elastic stretchability primarily in the longitudinal direction. A pair of tubular legs is provided with upper ends connected to the waistband. The upper end portions of the tubular legs are adapted to surround the opposed hips of the wearer and the lower end portions are adapted to encircle the upper thighs of the wearer and define lower leg openings surrounding the lower thighs of the wearer. A crotch panel extends throughout the medial portion and crotch of the wearer with opposite ends being connected to the medial front and rear portions of the waistband. The crotch panel is preferably formed of two panel members with the front panel member having an open mesh stitch construction while the rear panel has the usual closed stitch plain knit construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Royal Textile Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Atwater, Mark V. Atwater
  • Patent number: 4796303
    Abstract: This knee protector pad is particularly adapted for use by volleyball players and the like and includes an elastic sleeve enclosing the knee and adjacent portions of the leg of the wearer. A flat elastomeric foam pad is completely enclosed in a knit sleeve and bar tack stitching attaches spaced-apart portions of the upper and lower edges of the knit sleeve to the elastic sleeve to maintain the pad in position across the knee of the wearer and to maintain full stretchability of the elastic sleeve to facilitate doffing and donning of the knee protector pad. The foam pad has an elliptical configuration with a major axis extending transversely of the knee of the wearer and being of sufficient width to cover opposite sides of the knee, and a minor axis extending longitudinally of the knee and being substantially shorter than the major axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: Royal Textile Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: W. David Atwater
  • Patent number: 4217905
    Abstract: This athletic brassiere provides firm breast support during vigorous activity by the wearer to prevent chafing and tenderness of the breasts, particularly when running, jogging and the like. The brassiere is formed primarily of non-stretchable fabric and includes a pair of two-way stretchable elastic back panels (20, 20') and cooperating stretchable support bands (22,22') which provide for expansion of the chest to permit comfortable breathing of the wearer and free movement of the upper body parts while providing firm support and limiting vertical and lateral movement of the breasts of the wearer. Resilient breast protection pads (P, P') are adapted to be removably positioned in breast supporting cups (C, C') for protecting the breasts from blows or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1980
    Assignee: Royal Textile Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark V. Atwater, W. David Atwater
  • Patent number: 4120052
    Abstract: The cushioned protector aids in preventing injury to the knees and/or elbows of the wearer and includes a stretchable sleeve of textile material which is easily drawn over and resiliently engages and covers the elbow or knee of the wearer. A cushioning pad is carried by the sleeve and a protective plastic panel covers the cushioning pad. Adjustable elastic straps are provided adjacent opposite ends of the protector to encircle the protector and aid in preventing slipping of the sleeve on the limb of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Assignee: Royal Textile Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl D. Butler