Patents Examined by Bobby Muromoto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9480292
    Abstract: Head coverings, such as hats, visors, bandanas, etc., are provided, each of which include a perspiration removal system. In some examples, the head covering may additionally or alternatively include one or more ventilation systems aimed to provide a cooling feature thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Alex Kazmierczak
  • Patent number: 9481950
    Abstract: A method, a device and/or a system of proliferating a thread count of a woven textile by simultaneous insertion within a single pick insertion event of a loom apparatus multiple adjacent parallel yarns drawn from a multi-pick yarn package. In one or more embodiments, multiple texturized polyester weft yarns of denier between 15 and 65 are wound on a single bobbin in a parallel adjacent fashion such that they may be fed into an air jet pick insertion apparatus and/or a rapier pick insertion apparatus of an air jet loom to weave a textile that has between 90 to 235 ends per inch cotton warp yarns and between 100 and 965 polyester weft yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Arun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9474315
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cap which may be mainly used for the purpose of sports or leisure activities, for example, golf, mountaineering, and the like, and in particular the cap is provided with a built-in ventilation unit which may include a ventilation unit for ventilating the air inside the cap and may be easily used thanks to a dual-cap structure with a solar cells part installed on a visor of the cap wherein an inner cap part of the dual-cap structure contacting a head portion of a user wearing the cap and an outer cap part of the dual-cap structure may be detachable from the inner cap part while facilitating easier washing and caring. An electric fan is installed in the inner cap part, sucking air from outside into the cap while effectively discharging air inside the cap to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Ryan Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 9474307
    Abstract: A system and method for holding up diaper in infant pants. The system generally includes pants, shirt, and at least two straps that secure the top side of the pants and the bottom side of the shirt either on the front, back, interior, or exterior sides of the pants and shirt. Those straps may also be adjustable for tautness. A further embodiment includes foot coverings that extend from the pants to cover the infant's feet. Such foot coverings may be made from a breathable material. The invention may also include cushioning to protect the infant from falls. Finally, the invention generally includes elastic bands and cushioning on the buttocks portion of the pants to prevent an infant's diaper from sagging downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Stephanie Cartozian
  • Patent number: 9456639
    Abstract: A fashionable active wear garment with many user convenience features is described herein. The garment includes an upper portion and a lower portion joined by an elastic member that encircles at least a portion of the torso and is used for supporting the wearer during rigorous activity. The garment has several pockets placed in the front and rear, with one pocket located between the shoulder blades of a wearer for vertically inserting a fluid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Colleen Aylward
  • Patent number: 9458559
    Abstract: A multi-layer nonwoven fabric at least constituted by a first warp, a second warp, an upper surface side weft, and a lower surface side weft, the first warp is woven with the wefts of all layers from the upper surface side weft to the lower surface side weft, the second warp is only woven with the upper surface side weft, the first warp constitutes a pair to form one upper surface side warp structure on an upper surface side layer, whereby a complete structure of a plain weave design is formed by the first and second warps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON FILCON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usuki
  • Patent number: 9451797
    Abstract: The hygienic sports glove includes a palm surface, an opposing back surface, and a strap configured for securing the glove onto a person's wrist. The glove further includes a first built-in pocket positioned on the back surface of the glove for storing a towel and/or tissues therein. A second built-in pocket is positioned adjacent the first built-in pocket of the glove. A perfume container, such as a spray-type perfume container, is positioned within the second built-in pocket. The container has a spray tube positioned in fluid communication with the first built-in pocket and a refill tube configured for receiving perfume from another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Reham Ashkanani
  • Patent number: 9446299
    Abstract: A baseball fielding glove capable of receiving a human hand is provided. The glove comprises an exterior glove shell and an interior glove liner. The glove comprises a strut in place of traditional webbing. Further, the glove's exterior shell corresponding to the palm of a wearer comprises a plurality of perforations for enhancing ventilation. The fielding glove disclosed is readily adjustable eliminating the need for a breaking-in process. A tensioning cord extending between the strut and finger/thumb stalls of the glove provide an enhanced degree of adjustable characteristics to the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Hewitt, Matthew Hudson, Mark McNamee, Mark A. Wong
  • Patent number: 9445638
    Abstract: A novel assembly for a hat comprised of removably coupled socks, fabric panels, gloves, and/or mittens. The present disclosure relates generally to a hat comprised of fully intact, yet selectively removable, socks, fabric panels, gloves, and/or mittens that are connected together by various disclosed methods. The socks, fabric panels, gloves, and/or mittens may be comprised of a variety of materials and styles, and can be coupled together through a number of disclosed combinations to form a winter hat that can be converted to one or more pairs of socks, fabric panels, gloves, and/or mittens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Alexander F Wilson
  • Patent number: 9445932
    Abstract: An orthopedic garment includes a garment body made of stretchable fabric and configured to be worn in a form-fitting manner on the upper body of a wearer. The garment body has a front body portion, a rear body portion joined to the front body portion, and right and left sleeve portions attached to the front and rear body portions. Also provided is at least one tensor band laid out along one of the front and rear body portions in a manner intended to substantially correspond to at least one of the fascial lines extending along the upper body of the wearer. When the garment is worn by the wearer, the at least one tensor band may be placed in tension so as to provide proprioceptive feedback to the wearer during movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Erin Lynn Boynton
  • Patent number: 9439469
    Abstract: A protective helmet includes an outer layer and an inner layer interconnected by multiple connectors under tension along their longitudinal axis. The connectors absorb energy from an impact force by resisting further tension along their longitudinal axis and allow the outer layer and inner layer to move relative to each other. In protecting the head of a user, the helmet reduces the amount of impact force experienced, reduces the change in momentum or position of the head and neck, reduces head and neck loads and reduces the amount of linear and rotational acceleration. The helmet can be used in numerous applications and environments, including for participants in sports, including football, baseball, lacrosse, racing, skiing, for commercial activities, including construction, and for military personnel, including pilots and soldiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignees: Emerson Spalding Phipps
    Inventors: Emerson Spalding Phipps, Charles Edward Phipps
  • Patent number: 9439459
    Abstract: An athletic shirt includes at least one chest portion adapted to dress the user chest. The chest portion has a front face dressing the user torso and a rear face, opposite to the front face, which dresses the back of the user. The front face of the chest portion has an upper portion which covers the pectoral muscles of the user and a lower portion which covers the user's abdomen. The chest portion comprises adherence means for adhering the upper portion to the pectoral muscles of the user so that to limit or completely avoid the rubbing of the upper portion itself against the user's nipples. The adherence means includes an elastic portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Matteo Placanica, Romina Scalvinoni
  • Patent number: 9439819
    Abstract: In a first-aid system including an ultra compact first-aid pouch configured to fit behind the ballistic plates of a protective vest, the first-aid kit is protected from shrapnel and tearing, is easily locatable and removable and does not effect the user's freedom of movement. When the first-aid pouch is removed from its protected location, it presents the first-aid equipment in a logical and easily viewable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Phokus Research Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Hanna, Jonathan M. Gumbert, Daniel C. Stein, Noel Edward Sons
  • Patent number: 9433247
    Abstract: A weight-displacing knee pad is disclosed that includes a knee body having an inner member substantially enclosed an outer cushion member. The outer cushion member includes an exterior surface defining a knee-receiving cavity and a shin-receiving surface and at least a portion of the inner member includes a shin-support body disposed beneath the shin-receiving surface. At least a portion of the shin-support body has a triangular cross-section with an apex extending upwardly toward the shin-receiving surface. The inner member is made of a different material than the outer cushion member. The weight-displacing knee pad also includes a forward knee-movement barrier with a forward knee-barrier support body defined by at least a portion of the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen John Harris
  • Patent number: 9427032
    Abstract: A casual aesthetic garment constructed with hidden panels of padded material. The padding is some kind of open or closed cell foam. The outer fabric is made of a blend or nonblended fabric including cotton and/or polyester. The padding is affixed to the inside of the garment to be hidden from the outside of the garment, to give the appearance of the user not wearing a padded garment. The internal pads are affixed, and cannot be removed, to ensure the user is more protected then when not having any pads present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Grindzco, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Robinson, Robin H. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9427036
    Abstract: An adjustable fashion belt has elongated outer and inner layers of material secured in adjacent alignment to each other. A strip of ferromagnetic material extends between substantially the length of the layers. Magnets are secured at the ends of the layers. The wearing circumference of the belt can be varied, according to the waist size of the user, and secured in position by encircling the wearer and then by placing the magnets on selected locations on the outer surface of the belt, where they are attracted to the ferromagnetic metal strip. One or more belt ornament components are provided, each having a magnetic section an ornament section. The magnet section of the belt ornament component is positioned on the outer surface of the belt and is removeably attracted to the belt by the ferromagnetic metal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Lia Key
  • Patent number: 9427035
    Abstract: Disclosed are garments that reveal body art and methods for wearing these garments. The garments have one or more tattoo-revealing windows or openings in them. Each of the windows or openings has a border around its underside. The border is comprised of a silicone ink which may be deposited on the garment by, e.g., screen printing. The method of wearing a tattoo-revealing garment includes wearing the garment such that the opening or window is centered on a piece of body art and is maintained in place by the border of silicone ink. The garment may be sold as a part of a kit that also includes a piece of temporary body art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: TATTEES, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Coll, Carmen Milagro Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9420834
    Abstract: A protective undergarment having reinforced areas in particular locations, such as the knees and seat is provided. The garment, and particularly each of the pair of legs of the garment, is made of an abrasive resistant fabric, such as aramid fibers, in particular, KEVLAR®, and is preferably made in a woven or knitted pattern so as to be soft to the touch and breathable so that the garment is comfortable to wear under clothing. Stirrups may be attached at the bottom of each leg to prevent movement of the reinforced areas in the event of a fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Proudest Monkey, LLC
    Inventors: Megan K. Baxter, Bridgot Isenhour
  • Patent number: 9422648
    Abstract: A platform for linking elastic bands together to form bracelets, anklets, necklaces and jewelry products has a circular platform having a plurality of substrate stations for retaining elastic bands in a semistretched configuration. An interlinking utensil allows a user to make cross-linked jewelry products which can be worn around a wrist or other area of the body. The substrate stations may be aligned in one or more rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jessica Nedry, Madeline Nedry, Gregg Coningsby
  • Patent number: 9415564
    Abstract: A fiber cement felt includes: a base fabric layer including MD and CMD yarns interwoven with each other, wherein the CMD yarns comprise twisted monofilaments; and at least one batt layer overlying the base fabric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Huyck Licensco, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Breuer, Engelbert Diabl