Patents Examined by Alissa L. Hoey
  • Patent number: 10555789
    Abstract: A glove may be formed of a polymer and include one or more pads over the back side of one or more distal finger joints. The glove may optionally be lubricated, sterile, reversible and/or disposable, and may incorporate indicia indicating the location of the pads. The pads may provide protection from, e.g., repetitive stresses in tapping vials or syringes in medical examination, surgery, laboratory procedures, or other clinical contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Latesha Simone Powell
  • Patent number: 10531697
    Abstract: A waterproof garment is provided that includes a waterproof garment textile defining a garment opening, and a sealing sleeve joined at the garment opening. The sealing sleeve includes a substantially waterproof textile composite in the form of a tube extending between (i) a first end having a first opening and configured to fit tightly around a wearers body part and (ii) an opposing second end having a second opening and joined to the waterproof garment textile by a seam around the garment opening. The textile composite includes a stretchable textile with a substantially waterproof coating layer applied to the stretchable textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZHIK PTY LTD
    Inventor: Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 10470555
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding game-calling devices includes a strap having a first end and a second end. The apparatus is further comprised of a first fastener attached to the strap at the first end and configured to attach to a garment. The apparatus is further comprised of a second fastener attached to the strap at the second end and configured to attach to the garment. The apparatus also includes a plurality of clips attached to the straps between the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jason Bird
  • Patent number: 10463087
    Abstract: An anti-tick leg band having a folded band, a plastic backed layered adhesive having a plastic backing and a plurality of removable adhesive layers disposed on an inside of the folded band, and a plastic cover having a plurality of spacers disposed on the inside of the outer half of the folded band. The plurality of spacers is configured to separate the plastic cover and an outermost adhesive layer of the plurality of removable adhesive layers. A strap and buckle, as well as hook and loop fasteners, are used to secure the anti-tick leg band to a user's leg above the sock. When a tick or jigger begins to climb up a leg of a user, it will enter into the space between the plastic cover and the outermost adhesive layer, where it will then be stuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: James Wosochlo
  • Patent number: 10463097
    Abstract: An article of apparel is disclosed that includes zones with a textile having a structure than changes or is otherwise modified by a physical stimulus, such as the presence of water or a temperature change, to modify a property of the textile. The zones may be along a center back area and/or side areas of the apparel, and the textile may increase in air permeability when exposed to water. In some embodiments, slits are formed in the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Baron, Karin E. Carter
  • Patent number: 10463093
    Abstract: A garment assembly includes a garment and a seat. The seat includes a front surface, a rear surface, a first side surface and a second side surface and defines an aperture that extends through the seat from the first side surface to the second side surface. The assembly further includes an at least partially elastic member including a first end section attached to the garment, a second end section attached to the garment, and an intermediate section extending through the seat aperture. At least one of the first end section and the second end section are elastic, and the intermediate section is elastic, such that the seat is deployable between a stowed position and a deployed position and exterior to the garment in the stowed and deployed position. The seat is configured to extend substantially vertical while stowed and substantially horizontal while deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CABELA'S LLC
    Inventor: Kevin L. Matthews
  • Patent number: 10455868
    Abstract: The invention provides a compression garment (50) for clothing a body part, such as a lower torso and the legs. The body part includes a muscle ridge, such as a lateral edge of the gluteus maximus (49). Compression garment (50) has first and second panels of stretchable material joined by a seam (32). At least part of the seam (32) is adapted to correspond to at least part of the muscle ridge, being at the edge of the gluteus maximus (49). The invention also provides a method of manufacturing a compression garment, using an algorithm to calculate size changes to produce desired compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Skins International Trading AG
    Inventors: Bradley T. Duffy, Susan K. Duffy
  • Patent number: 10448681
    Abstract: Thermal garments with reduced weight and bulk and improved packability include targeted zones of increased thermal resistive properties. Such garments may include: (a) a first garment region extending along a central back portion of the garment from the waist area of the garment to the neck area; (b) second and third garment regions extending along the sides of the garment from the waist area to the underarm area; and (c) a fourth garment region extending between the first and second garment regions, between the first and third garment regions, and between the second and third garment regions. The fourth garment region includes a thermal material having a lower thermal resistive value than the thermal resistive values of the thermal materials associated with the first, second, and third garment regions. Methods of making such garments also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Sophie Louise Mather
  • Patent number: 10433596
    Abstract: A combination hand muff and purse is rendered in the form of an animal passant in profile. The present combination and muff and purse is exteriorly fitted with flocculence reminiscent of the animal's coat. An open central cavity is surrounded by a first side, a rear side, a top side, and a bottom side, wherein a user may place their hands through each of a first end and a second end to warm interior to the central cavity. At least a first pocket is disposed longitudinally upon the top side wherein a shoulder strap is concealable for storage, and deployable for attachment at each of a pair of attachment loops whereby the present combination hand muff and purse is portable hands-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Diane Baumann
  • Patent number: 10433599
    Abstract: An article of clothing can be personalized with indicia communicating a travel history of a person wearing the article of clothing. A unique identifier can be assigned to the person wearing the article of clothing and displayed on the article of clothing. Further, the unique identifier can correspond to a data record on a database, and the data record can comprise information related to the travel history of the person wearing the article of clothing. The information in the data record can be accessed, such as through a social network interface, to associate the information with the person wearing the article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Paas
  • Patent number: 10426206
    Abstract: Garments may include: (a) one garment portion having an air permeability of less than 550 ft3/min per ft2; and (b) another garment portion including one or more vented zones, wherein a material forming the vented zones has an air permeability of at least 550 ft3/min per ft2. The vented zones may extend along a center back portion and/or along at least one side portion of the garment. Methods for forming such garments may include: (a) providing one garment portion having an air permeability of less than 550 ft3/min per ft2; (b) providing another garment portion including at least one vented zone, wherein a material forming the vented zone has an air permeability of at least 550 ft3/min per ft2; and (c) forming a garment structure including these garment portions. The vented zones may extend along a center back portion and/or along at least one side portion of the garment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrie L. Davis, Ian H. Muir, Loren G. Myhre, Lashurya M. Wise, Michael R. Baron, Jordan J. Wand
  • Patent number: 10413006
    Abstract: An article of apparel is disclosed that is at least partially formed from a material element having a substrate and a plurality of projections. The substrate has a first surface and an opposite second surface. The projections extend from the first surface of the substrate, and the projections each have terminal ends located opposite the substrate. The material element has a first permeability when the first surface has a convex configuration, and the material element has a second permeability when the first surface has a concave configuration, the first permeability being greater than the second permeability. The apparel may be reversible such that either the first surface or the second surface of the substrate faces outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Karin E. Carter, Chiapei C. Hung, Rebecca P. Hurd, Dobriana Gheneva
  • Patent number: 10405591
    Abstract: A head garment having a base section and a face section is provided where the face section is both affixed to the base section and releasably extends over the face of the user to create a magnetic seal against the elements. The head garment may also include a magnetic fastener to position the face covering section when it is not extended over the face of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SERIUS INNOVATIVE ACCESSORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Murphy, Li-Ray Chen
  • Patent number: 10405599
    Abstract: Provided is a protective headgear that includes a first shell section, second shell section, third shell section, and fourth shell section. The first shell section is configured to extend about a head of the user, and include a first central portion, a first strap and a second strap that extend from the first shell section. The first central portion includes a first protective layer and a second protective layer disposed atop the first protective layer. The second shell section is configured to extend about a jaw of the user, and include a second central portion, a third strap and a fourth strap that extend from the second shell section. The third shell section is connected to the first shell section by the first strap and the third strap, and the fourth shell section is connected to the second shell section by the second strap and the fourth strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Falcon Helmet Design & Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario R. Mercado, Jr., Richard Walker
  • Patent number: 10383381
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a glove and, more particularly, to a conformal glove which retains tactile sensitivity and increases overall handgrip of the user, in addition to maintaining manual dexterity and maximizing air ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Joel F. Price
  • Patent number: 10376002
    Abstract: A garment assembly includes a garment and a seat. The seat includes a front surface, a rear surface, a first side surface and a second side surface and defines an aperture that extends through the seat from the first side surface to the second side surface. The assembly further includes an at least partially elastic member including a first end section attached to the garment, a second end section attached to the garment, and an intermediate section extending through the seat aperture. At least one of the first end section and the second end section are elastic, and the intermediate section is elastic, such that the seat is deployable between a stowed position and a deployed position and exterior to the garment in the stowed and deployed position. The seat is configured to extend substantially vertical while stowed and substantially horizontal while deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CABELA'S LLC
    Inventor: Kevin L. Matthews
  • Patent number: 10362820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to breathable, vented, and insulating cold weather garments. More particularly, the present invention relates to garments with chambers to retain an insulating fill material. Perforations along the seams between the insulating chambers may achieve optimal evaporative moisture transfer from the inside (proximal to the body of a wearer) of the garment to the outside environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke A. Pezzimenti, Lindsey V. J. Martin, Irena Ilcheva
  • Patent number: 10357072
    Abstract: A wearable accessory 100 is disclosed herein. In a described embodiment, the wearable accessory 100 is configured in the form of a head protector 102 having at least one connector 150,180 and a plurality of accessory members 104 having respective attachment mechanisms 122. Each attachment mechanism 122 is releasably engageable to the at least one connector 150,180. The wearable accessory 100 may be configured as other types of accessories and a connector for use with the wearable accessory 100 is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Shong Voon Bonnie Chong
  • Patent number: 10357400
    Abstract: Eyewear, such as a goggle, is provided that can include an anterior module and an interchangeable posterior module. The anterior module can be adapted to support at least one lens in a wearer's field of view. The posterior module can be adapted to fit against a contour of the wearer's face and can be selectively interchangeable with the anterior module to modify at least one physical characteristic of the eyewear. In some embodiments, the anterior and posterior modules can be coupled by a suspension assembly in order to allow articulation of the posterior module relative to the anterior module for evenly distributing forces against the wearer's face. Further, the anterior module can be rigid for maintaining the lens in an optically-desirable orientation. Furthermore, the goggle can comprise an interchangeable lens mechanism to facilitate interchanging of lenses in the goggle. The goggle can comprise a roll-off system or tear-off system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: OAKLEY, INC.
    Inventors: David Ginther, James Nelson Castro, Hans Karsten Moritz
  • Patent number: 10357070
    Abstract: Garments may include targeted vent or heat retention zones including openings or heat insulation areas in the fabric of various different sizes. The locations and sizes of these openings or heat insulation areas, at least in part, may be determined based on a thermal profile of a body from which the garment is designed. For example, openings or heat insulation areas of a larger size may be provided in the garment at locations where the body typically releases a large amount of heat, and openings or heat insulation areas of smaller sizes may be provided at other locations, e.g., where the body releases less heat. Several thermal profiles may be collected and used to develop a collection of opening patterns, e.g., corresponding to specific body characteristics, body types, and/or ultimate end uses for the garment. Custom patterns may be determined and used in garments specially designed for individual users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Louis Harber