Patents Examined by Doris L. Troutman
  • Patent number: 4686714
    Abstract: A dress formed of two sheets of material joined in a back to back relationship. Each sheet has a differential design or color combination and is joinable at one side edge and the top which allows several styles to be attained for the dress. A series of side and top edge closures secures the dress in each of its selected positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventor: Vida A. Harley
  • Patent number: 4686715
    Abstract: A hospital or patient gown includes two identical segments having front and back panels, a sleeve opening and a neck opening, with the front and back panels of each segment being connected along one side and disconnected along the opposite side. Each segment includes fastening straps adapted to extend across the opposite shoulder from the sleeve of that segment. The segments are placed on opposite sides of the body so that the front and back panels of each segment overlap each other and are each suspended from both shoulders of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventor: Sandra N. Price
  • Patent number: 4685154
    Abstract: An infant towel and particularly a method for its use beginning with it being worn by the adult user and ending with it being completely wrapped around the infant. This apron-towel has substantially identical front and rear rectangular absorbant panels. These panels are interconnected with spaced shoulder straps that are each readily detachable at the shoulders.In use, the infant is placed in the front panel, dried, and then the back panel is brought directly over the user's head to encapsulate and assist in drying the infant. By detaching one of the shoulder straps, the back panel can alternatively be brought to the front by bringing it around the side instead of over the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Inventor: Lynn T. Smith
  • Patent number: 4683595
    Abstract: An article of wearing apparel designed and suited for women in their child bearing years. The apparel is uniquely designed to provide a proper and fashionable fit prior to pregnancy, during the term of pregnancy and after delivery through utilization of interchangeable elements. A coordinating panel constructed with mating and aligned fastening elements is added to the main body of the garment to increase the girth by proportionate increments in the desired areas to create the proper fit for a pregnant woman's increased volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Inventor: Damon L. Cash
  • Patent number: 4683594
    Abstract: A functional and attractive garment is provided for convalescents who are confined to wheelchairs and secured therein for safety reasons by a restraining device. The garment features slits at either side, through which strap portions of a pelvic or other wheelchair restraint can be drawn from within to outside of the garment for fastening to the back of the wheelchair; a graduated hemline; and color-coded, detachable sleeves. When used in conjunction with such a restraining device, the garment fits the wearer comfortably and falls gracefully over the wearer's knees, preserving warmth and dignity. The color-coded, detachable sleeves facilitate donning of the garment and can be separated for injections, blood pressure examinations and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Inventor: Alixandra Feinberg
  • Patent number: 4683593
    Abstract: A protective garment of layered material in which an inner layer is spun bonded olefin and an outer layer is of a bondable film. Seams are constructed by overlapping regions of material with an outside and inside surface adjacent, and by bonding via the continuous application of ultrasonic heating and spaced application of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: Kappler, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Langley
  • Patent number: 4682372
    Abstract: A protective apron that covers the chest, belly and crutch area of the body of used by a butcher to protect against knife wounds. A hinge assembly on the apron that allows the butcher to bend forward without substantial restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Inventors: Lars-Eric Peterson, Jan Soderlind
  • Patent number: 4681113
    Abstract: A corset comprises an inner waist encircling structure in the form of a band-like strip of elastic material releasably securable about a wearer's waist, and an outer waist encircling structure of flexible, inextensible material of variable length and an inflatable bag supported by at least one of said structures between the two structures means being provided for inflating the bag to apply inward pressure to the wearer's abdomen wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: Seton Products Limited
    Inventor: Carl W. Coplans
  • Patent number: 4679256
    Abstract: A wrap-around jumper dress adapted to fit a plurality of different female figures having height, waist, bust and hip measurements within predetermined ranges of these measurements between small and large. The ability for a garment to fit a wide variety of female shapes and sizes results from a particular combination of garment components assembled in a particular relationship and actuated by pulling the tab ends of the waistband toward each other at the wearer's back and then securing the tab ends in place with buttons or other securing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Uniforms To You & Company
    Inventor: Marcia Hischke
  • Patent number: 4677696
    Abstract: A dust-free garment for clean rooms made of anti-static woven cloth and comprising a jacket, pants and a hood which are sewn together in a manner that a front part of the jacket and pants are formed with a continuous single piece of cloth without seams and facings in the front, an open/close member with a fastener is provided between the front and back of the pants along the insides of the legs and crotch thereof, seams between the jacket and the hood, between the front and back parts of the jacket and pants, between front and back parts of the jacket and sleeves, between right and left parts of the back at the center are covered with piping of pieces of tape attached from outside to maintain airtightness, and drawstrings are provided at the waist and neck along the back portions of the back and the hood to thereby securely prevent harmful dust generated from underwears or the skin of workers from leaking outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Toyo Lint Free Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norito Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4675917
    Abstract: A brassiere garment for the female figure incorporates integrated shoulder pad provision. The improved garment has shoulder panels incorporating a pair of pockets for the shoulder pads. In one embodiment, the shoulder pads and associated pockets are shaped to raise the shoulder line; while in a second embodiment in addition to raising the shoulder line the pad extends laterally so as to widen the breadth of the shoulders, by enclosing the top portion of the wearer's arm, to give a squared, broad shouldered appearance. The garment assures total stability of the pads, while in use, at the same time permitting substantially unrestricted normal activity to the wearer without danger of the pads becoming dislodged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Inventor: Laila S. Valli
  • Patent number: 4674132
    Abstract: An improved surgical gown which can be donned without the assistance of a second party and which offers of sterile protection and includes a malleable semicircular wire and cardboard frame in the neck and upper chest region of the gown and includes an extension of the posterior/anterior flap element of the conventional wrap-around gown and the placement of moisture resistant adhesive strips on the extension so as to close the gown. A belt is provided which has adhesive strips on either side and which can be fastened temporarily to a sterile surface for donning the gown. The user after attaching such belt to a final surface pivots and then attaches the extension to close the gown at a point that meets his standards of techniques and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Inventors: Scott Stein, Walter Pyborn
  • Patent number: 4674131
    Abstract: Dress inserts for smoothing the contour lines of dresses improving the appearance in the bosom area and an improved manufacturing method therefor comprising the use of three cut pieces--an outer, liner, an inner lining smaller than the outer lining, and a foam padding layer which is sewn as a unit to and is sandwiched between the inner and outer linings, the method of manufacturing avoiding the need for any trimming step due to the overlapping of too much material. All three pieces have a general oval shape, with "left" and "right" versions begin mirror images of each other, with a triangular or pie shaped section cut out of each of the ovals, so that, when the two diverging edges created by removal of the slice are connected, a natural cone-shape is produced. Because the inner lining is smaller, it supports and raises the outer lining, with the padding providing for correct contouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Inventor: Bonnie R. Broel
  • Patent number: 4674130
    Abstract: A garment and a hand covering are disclosed which permit easy insertion of a child's body and of a hand, respectively, while preserving a limb or wrist opening when in the closed position. The garment includes a layer of covering material which has a neck opening and a body insertion opening. Along the sides of the body insertion opening, hook and loop type adhesive strips are mounted but these strips oppose each other along only part of the length of the opening, so that at least two limb openings are also defined along the body insertion opening at non-adhering portions. Arms or feet may extend through these limb openings. The hand covering according to the invention, which may be a mitten, has an extended opening extending from the wrist opening and a flap mounted on one side of the extended opening. A hook and loop type adhesive strip mounted on the inner surface of the flap contacts a similar strip mounted on the outer surface of the material to close the mitten when the hand is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Inventor: Celestine A. Coudron
  • Patent number: 4674510
    Abstract: The disposable breast pad of this invention is generally circular and there is formed therein a predetermined angle of score lines providing fold assists. The barrier sheet of thin, pliable plastic material is an impervious barrier to the passage therethrough of excess fluid from the breast. The disposable pad is folded at radial edge portions to provide a manipulated overlay and form a conically-shaped cup. The outer surface of the barrier sheet has an applied adhesive which not only retains the overlap edge portions, but also when exposed provides a non-toxic contact-adhesive providing retention of the pad in the brassiere cup until the pad is to be removed and discarded. The barrier sheet is not cut radially; therefore, unwanted leakage therethrough cannot occur. Folding of a portion of the pad produces three or five thicknesses at the overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Inventor: Vincent R. Sneider
  • Patent number: 4670907
    Abstract: Alterable garments are formed of front and back fabric parts joined by side seams. Each fabric part includes inwardly folded material about the side seams to allow alteration of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Inventors: Karen S. Gutterman, Richard L. Gutterman
  • Patent number: 4670913
    Abstract: Nonwoven, limited wear coveralls consist of a matching left and right side panel joined together along a line extending from collar to crotch in front and back. In one embodiment, a portion of the line in back consists of a two to four-inch elastomeric strip. In a second embodiment, an elastomeric shoulder panel is provided in back along with an elastomeric strip from waist to crotch in back. In a third embodiment, elastomeric gussets are provided in back, and an elastomeric insert running from adjacent the waistline front and back and along the inseams of the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Lori A. Morell, Joyce A. Wessel
  • Patent number: 4669128
    Abstract: A string secured at each end to a marginal edge of a rectangular towel. The string, when drawn upon, pulls on the opposing marginal edges of the towel to form, between the string and the towel, an opening to receive the head and neck of a wearer. VELCRO fasteners, adjacent the side opposed to the marginal edge, are used to secure the towel about the user to thereby form a robe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Inventor: Marc D. Furgang
  • Patent number: 4667347
    Abstract: An auxilliary apparatus is illustrated having placement within the top pocket of a shirt or coat which utilizes a relatively stiff flap for retention within the top garment pocket, overlying the top pocket, while an outer pocket constructed of textile material is hinged to the relatively stiff flap to swing outwardly when the wearer leans forwardly to prevent articles carried within the auxilliary device from falling out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: William K. Greer
  • Patent number: 4667345
    Abstract: A strapless top which allows numerous and diverse variations in wearing is achieved by providing a knitted fabric tube member having a circumference in an unstretched condition which is at least half again as large as the maximum chest or bust measurement of the wearer. The knitted fabric tube member is woven such that it is elastic in at least a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Ursula Jachowski