Patents Examined by Andrew W Collins
  • Patent number: 9655397
    Abstract: Headwear having an opening and a size adjustment device that are formed in a head receiving portion is provided, wherein the size adjustment device includes a first size adjustment unit that is disposed at a lower part of the opening and that can adjust a minute size, and a second size adjustment unit that is connected to the first size adjustment unit to adjust a size to a constant gap. Thereby, headwear that can adjust a minute size and that can satisfy various head sizes without an oppressive feeling can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: YUPOONG, INC.
    Inventor: Byoung-Woo Cho
  • Patent number: 9562746
    Abstract: A quickly releasable vest capable of protecting a torso portion of a user is disclosed. The quickly releasable vest includes a self locking buckle assembly, a ferrule, an elongated strip, and a socket member. The self locking buckle assembly comprises a wedge fork with a base portion and a body portion, the base portion comprising a security means for webbing and the body portion comprising a pair of legs and a ferrule guide member. The ferrule is adapted to be slidingly disposed on the ferrule guide member. A proximal end portion of the strip is connected to a tape guide member of the ferrule. An opening on the socket member facilitates removably retaining and locking of a prong on each of the pair of legs. The wedge fork, ferrule, and elongated strip Is disposed on a torso panel and the socket member is disposed on the other torso panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: MKU PVT LTD
    Inventor: Manish Khandelwal
  • Patent number: 9517401
    Abstract: A shoulder pad having a cervical spine protection system including shoulder pads and a cervical spine protection device. The cervical spine protection device includes a lower portion engaged with a user's shoulders, an upper portion designed for engagement with a user's helmet when an axial force is applied to a portion of the helmet, the upper portion having a front section, a rear section, and side sections, where the front section, rear section, and side sections of the upper portion have a top surface. The cervical spine protection device also includes a middle portion disposed between the lower portion and the upper portion. The cervical spine protection device further includes an outside portion shaped to engage with shoulder pads, where the outside portion comprises a substantially c-shaped design, with the lower portion and the upper portion extending laterally further than the middle portion away from the user's neck, and an inside portion shaped to fit around a user's neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Patrick E. Kerr
  • Patent number: 9504899
    Abstract: An undergarment for use by a hockey player, the undergarment comprising a body portion configured to by snugly worn about the lower trunk area of the body and conforming to the contours thereof, a pair of leg portions extending from the body portion, each of said leg portions configured to surround one of the hockey player's legs, and impact absorbing pads connected to a back side of each of said legs portions to protect the back of the hockey player's legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Emily Rudow
  • Patent number: 9480287
    Abstract: A bra having a front portion, a back portion, a torso band and a pair of shoulder straps. Areas of the front portion are selectively provided with an inner ply, an outer ply, and an intermediate fabric ply. The intermediate fabric ply is formed of a relatively supportive material and is configured to be positioned along the top and lateral sides of a wearer's breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Karen J Black, Jewel L Brown
  • Patent number: 9476442
    Abstract: A retaining member for mounting an anti-fog sheet to a shield. According to some aspects, a main shaft of the retaining member, which is rotatably fitted into a support hole of the shield and has a head portion abuting against an outer face of the shield, has an elastic deformation part so as to absorb a load which comes from both the shield and the anti-fog sheet, and which acts on the retaining member by deforming the elastic deformation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Shoei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michihiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9468240
    Abstract: A maternity coat includes a jacket portion and a front panel portion. The jacket portion has lateral sides adapted to be fastened to each other. The front panel portion has a wide end, a narrow end, an outer layer and an inner lining. The outer layer is laterally expandable between a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The inner lining is laterally elastic between the first and second lateral sides. The front panel is further fastenable to the jacket portion in at least a first and a second configuration. In the first configuration a first side of the front panel is fastened with the first side of the jacket portion, a second side of the front panel is fastened with a second side of the jacket portion, and the wide end of the front panel is aligned with a waist end of the jacket portion. The front panel further defines a first bump proximate a waist area of the jacket portion and the inner lining is located about the waist area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: FURI DESIGN INC.
    Inventor: Steven Lee
  • Patent number: 9468238
    Abstract: A garment comprises a torso portion including a volume reduction arrangement. The volume reduction arrangement includes a first strap that crosses a second strap, a first strap adjustment member, and a second strap adjustment member. The first strap adjustment member is coupled to a right side of the torso portion. A first portion of the first strap is coupled to a left side of the torso portion, and a second portion of the first strap engages the first strap adjustment member on the right side of the torso portion. The second strap adjustment member is coupled to the shell on the left side of the torso portion. A first portion of the second strap is coupled to the right side of the torso portion, and a second portion of the second strap engages the second strap adjustment member on the left side of the torso portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Keathley
  • Patent number: 9445635
    Abstract: A pair of protective gloves each glove having a glove body with finger portions that can be preselectively webbed together or each finger can be kept separated. The gloves are capable of withstanding heat, cold, puncture, shock and other similar hazards. One of the gloves includes an engagement member such as a magnetic member on the inner wrist portion of the glove that cooperates with an anchoring member on the inner wrist portion of the opposite glove that can be made of a ferromagnetic material to attract both gloves to each other. Once attracted a user can use a lip on the anchoring member to leverage his hands out of the gloves, thereby preventing the user from having to come in contact with the outside of the glove bodies when donning and doffing the gloves. Optionally, the wrist portions of the glove assemblies can be fitted with a zipper to keep the interior cavity of the gloves sealed while being washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Alfredo Infante
    Inventor: Alfredo Infante
  • Patent number: 9439470
    Abstract: A helmet assembly including a mandible bracket configured to connect a mandible to a helmet, at least one strap connected to the mandible bracket and configured to extend from the mandible bracket to a rear portion of a helmet. The assembly includes at least one strap guide having a strap engaging portion connected to the strap along a length of the strap for connecting the strap to a helmet, and a fastener engaging portion configured to connect to a fastener attached to a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Dominic Giroux Bernier, St├ęphane Lebel, Edward Robert Hall
  • Patent number: 9420836
    Abstract: Finger extensions for astronaut gloves for astronaut suits are disposed in sleeves on digits of the gloves. Different embodiments for the extensions are illustrated and discussed. The sleeves are secured to the tops of the digits. The extension elements include bases disposed in the sleeves and tips at outer ends of the bases. The tips may include pads which contact elements desired to be manipulated. The extensions are pivotal with the movement of the astronaut's digits in a glove. Only a slight movement of the astronaut's digits is required to provide the required dexterity for the astronaut user to grasp, pick up, move, etc., desired elements with the extensions. Inflexible rings about the extensions are fixed to the gloves prevent reverse bending of the extensions and maintain the extensions generally parallel to the users fingers. The extensions may be fixed or extendable and retractable, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: James R. Madden, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9408426
    Abstract: Certain aspects and features of the present disclosure relate to garments, such as socks, that incorporate one or more three-dimensional designs, such as three-dimensional anaglyphs. A design is incorporated into the garment through knitting, sewing, printing, or other suitable methods. The garment can be provided as a kit that includes any suitable eyewear necessary for discerning the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Jann Middo, Gregory T. Matson
  • Patent number: 9402426
    Abstract: Patterns for bodies and sleeves are devised to reduce the pull of the bodies from the sleeves when an arm is moved up, down, forward and backward. In an upper garment 1, portions 67 and 87 to be sewn to a first sewing reference position 6 on a front body 2 in a front portion to be sewn 54 in a front sleeve portion 51 project toward the front body 2 relative to a shoulder point SP, and project toward the front body 2 relative to a boundary point 65 between the front portion to be sewn 54 and the first end portion to be sewn 6, and portions 72 and 89 to be sewn to a second sewing reference position 12 on a back body 3 in a back portion to be sewn 55 in a back sleeve portion 52 project toward the back body 3 relative to the shoulder point SP, and project toward the back body 3 relative to a boundary point 70 between the back portion to be sewn 55 and the second end portion to be sewn 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Yutaka Koga, Yoshikuni Takamoto, Mamoru Omuro, Makoto Katsu
  • Patent number: 9402425
    Abstract: A nursing garment configured to be worn by a wearer having a breast includes an interior layer, an intermediate layer, and an exterior layer. The interior layer is positioned immediately adjacent the wearer during use of the nursing garment and defines soft cups for supporting the breasts. Each of the soft cups defines an opening therethrough providing access to a different one of the breasts. The intermediate layer defines padded cups, is coupled to the interior layer, and is positioned immediately adjacent the interior layer. The padded cups overlie the soft cups of the interior layer covering the openings of the interior layer. The exterior layer extends over the intermediate layer opposite the interior layer substantially covering the intermediate layer. To permit nursing, the intermediate layer and the exterior layer collectively fold down away from the interior layer permitting access to the breasts via the openings in the interior layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniele M. Cortese, Emily Weich
  • Patent number: 9398778
    Abstract: Water-resistant waders may incorporate a waist lock system to reduce the likelihood of water entering the waders below the wearer's waist area while the waders are being worn during water-based activities, such as fishing or hunting. The waders may include a waist lock system formed of a ring of water-resistant material that may be firmly positioned around the waist area of the wearer such that it may create a flap and seal structure. If water reaches the top portion of the waist lock system, the waist lock system generally may prevent or at least minimize the water that may penetrate the waist lock system and enter the waders, particularly below the wearer's waist area, such as the wearer's feet and legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Academy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Blinka, Jacob Andrewson
  • Patent number: 9392827
    Abstract: A headband apparatus is to be worn on the head of a person above the eyes. The headband apparatus includes a fabric band and a channel member. The fabric band retains the headband apparatus on the user's head and may either be moisture absorbing or moisture wicking. The channel member is bonded to the lower edge of the fabric band such that excess moisture from the fabric band is directed into the channel member and channeled away from the person's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Kent Farney
  • Patent number: 9392828
    Abstract: Provided is a wearable pocket that can be inside clothing through a magnetic connection with a button on outside of the clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Mojgan Esagoff
  • Patent number: 9375040
    Abstract: Disclosed is a deployable garment venting device that offsets the beltline of a wearer's trousers from the body of the wearer to allow an air gap such that heat and moisture is released and airflow is achieved across the trouser beltline. The device comprises a flexible frame member bordering an internal mesh web. The preferred embodiment comprises a pair of straps that deform the frame into a deployed state, bowing out the frame and creating a non-planar structure to offset a trouser beltline. The straps comprise clips for attachment to the wearer's beltline, whereby the frame can be released from the strap tension and thus stowed against the user's body in a planar state. Embodiments include of the frame straps include hooks that releasable maintain the frame's distorted shape, tensionable straps, and a frame that folds onto itself when disconnected from the user for condensed storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 9375043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a headwear grip system configured to substantially increase friction to a user's hand while gripping the headwear and increased friction to a surface the headwear may rest on. The system has a headwear configured to rest on a wearer's head, a grip surface that has an upper grip surface and a lower grip surface where the upper grip surface attaches to the headwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Steven Sadamu Fountain
  • Patent number: 9375055
    Abstract: Convertible garment systems and related devices and methods are shown and described. In one example, a convertible garment system includes a bathing suit and a pair of detachable-strap-interfaces, each configured to removably connect to the bathing suit's lower straps, and removably connect to the bathing suit's upper straps, thereby creating a second configuration for the pair of upper straps. In another example, a device includes at least one detachable-strap-interface for converting a bathing suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Amy L. Tedder