Patents Examined by Doris L. Troutman
  • Patent number: 4667343
    Abstract: A cover for a boxing glove for holding the thumb enclosure of the boxing glove against the glove. The cover also provides a smooth back for a glove which has been worn and abraded so that the glove can continue to be used without producing abrasions from the worn surface. The thumb holding or retaining portion may be elasticized. Laces or other means may be used to secure the cover to the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Brian K. Bettis
  • Patent number: 4665564
    Abstract: A garment to be worn with a cervical traction device includes four detachable slit openings extending from adjacent neck-shoulder areas of the wearer to lower extremities of the garment, allowing the garment to be put on and taken off the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Inventors: Jimmie M. Bogart, Elvina J. Long
  • Patent number: 4665567
    Abstract: A protective mask which is to be worn when dressing or changing clothes so as to protect a facial makeup or a hairdo, comprises a hood which is placed over the head and has a lower open end in through which the head is passed and which is made of an air permeable transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Inventor: Sigrid Dilger
  • Patent number: 4663780
    Abstract: This invention relates to the absorbtion of body odor and is concerned with a provision of a pad which can be incorporated into a garment e.g. at the armhole scye, to absorb odor.The pad comprises a layer of charcoal felt sandwiched between two layers of cotton gauze which are cut to shape and size so as to fit into the base of an armhole scye of a jacket, dress, blouse or other garment.The pad consists of two layers 10 and 11 of cotton gauze between which is sandwiched a layer of charcoal felt. The charcoal felt may be made in accordance with the process claimed in UK Pat. No. 1 310 011, the fibrous carbon used for the carbon felt being derived for example from an organic polymer fibre such as a carbohydrate fibre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventors: Stephen A. Rawlings, Amanda J. Rawlings
  • Patent number: 4663782
    Abstract: Breast feeding blouses are designed to provide minimum exposure of a wearer's breast during feeding. In one form of the invention, a blouse has a pair of pocket size openings for the wearer's breasts, and flaps for covering the openings. Each flap is secured along a top portion thereof to the garment above the respective opening for upward raising of the flap to uncover the opening only to the extent necessary for an infant to obtain access to the wearer's nipple. Another form of breast feeding garment has a pair of substantially horizontal slits for providing access to the wearer's breasts for feeding and a downwardly depending horizontal pleat for covering the slits and providing access thereto by lifting portions of the pleat. The flaps or pleat, as the case may be, may have loop and pile-type friction fastener strips for securing same to the garment in a down position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventors: William G. Knox, Margaret L. Turner
  • Patent number: 4663781
    Abstract: An overcoat combined with a lining which can be converted to leg warmer by having a slit back on the lining and the edges of the slit and the vertical edges on the lower front part of the lining is provided with zipper halfs or other adequate fastenings to the effect that the lining when the zipper halfs or the fastenings are closed will at the lower part form two pipes similar to overtrousers. When the lining is open the lining will function as a usual lining and can be taken off as a garment belonging to the overcoat. The transverse edges on the lower and outside part of the lining are provided with bands and buckle and the band runs in a runway formed by short bands. The bands can be shortened to the effect that the lower edges can be shortened and the openings of the pipes at the lower parts of the pipes can be made smaller so as to prevent cold air from access to the inner part of the pipes from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventor: Erling R. Krosby
  • Patent number: 4663779
    Abstract: A bib is described for infant or adult use comprising a backing sheet of clear glazed plastic having a breast panel, shoulder panels on either side of the neck opening and a clear pocket panel secured along an arcuate lower edge to the back panel. The rear terminal edge portions of the neck opening are spaced apart so that when they are drawn together around the neck of the user, the shoulder panels curve smoothly over the shoulders and the breast panel curves smoothly around the body of the user. The upper edge of the pocket is at least about 5% longer than the corresponding dimension of the back panel so that as the back panel curves around the body, the pocket stands in an open position. This is assisted by forming the front panel from a stiffer material than the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventor: Virginia L. Bible
  • Patent number: 4662008
    Abstract: A pleated skirt, especially a reversible pleated kilt, having the pleats extending the length of the skirt, has at least certain ones of the pleats closed by an adhesive material at the upper end portions thereof so as to lay flat over the waist of a wearer, without detracting from the appearance of the skirt when worn with the reverse side outermost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Highland Queen Sportswear Limited
    Inventor: Howard Weiser
  • Bib
    Patent number: 4660226
    Abstract: A bib 10 comprising a rectangular pad 12 and first and second extensions 34 and 36 is disclosed. The bib 10 includes a first absorbent layer 22 and the second waterproof layer 24 with adhesive strips 62 and 64 provided on the waterproof layer 24. A pocket 50 is provided at the bottom of the bib, and is constructed to normally remain "open" during use. The bib can be creased along crease lines 66 and 68 for storage; areas of silicone 70 may be applied to allow the adhesive to be removed from a folded position. The leg-like extensions 34 and 36 allow the bib 10 to be closely fitted around the neck of any wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignees: Marlys M. Quilling, Jeanette M. Mathews
    Inventors: Marlys M. Quilling, Sherrie M. Edwards, Jeanette M. Mathews
  • Patent number: 4660225
    Abstract: A bib for protecting a wearer's clothing during eating having fastening means to secure it about the neck is made of a flexible fabric having a highly light reflective coating or layer on the outer surface thereof. Ambient light received upon the reflective coating is directed upwardly upon the face and hair of the wearer to enhance the wearer's appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Inventor: Beatrice Kahn
  • Patent number: 4660224
    Abstract: A disposable easy to put on unisex driver's bib-apron for use while dining on fast food. The bib-apron features tuck in panels to help ensure protection of the legs of the wearer. Preferably the bib-apron is made of plastic coated paper or similar materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Inventor: Jeanne Ashcraft
  • Patent number: 4660227
    Abstract: A woman's nursing-wear garment--a dress, blouse, or nightgown--has horizonta, vertical, or diagonal openings of sufficient dimension to expose the nipple at either breast. These openings in the respective garment, specifically pertaining to the upper front portion, are of an overlap design with the fabric on one side extending over the fabric on the opposite side. This configuration leaves an opening in the form of a slit that can be readily enlarged by separation of the overlapped fabric layers at the area of the breast and nipple, to provide access for nursing. The overlap design may but need not incorporate zippers, buttons, or hook-and-loop-type fasteners. A large additional panel, attached to the respective garment at the shoulder, of coordinated design and color covers the overlap portion of the garment down to the area well below the breasts. It, in turn, provides the necessary privacy while nursing the baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Inventor: Naomi K. Abramson
  • Patent number: 4658443
    Abstract: An invisible seam assembly for garments and the like, comprising: a non-extensible, but flexible elongated band having a plurality of hooks molded integrally therewith and projecting perpendicularly therefrom, affixable to an inner surface of a garment portion along a seam path; and, an elongated elastic cord affixed to an elongated carrier strip at a plurality of spaced points, defining a plurality of loops enabling the hooks to snugly engage the cord, the carrier strip being affixable to another garment portion. The elasticity of the cord imparts yieldability to the engaged seam and the integrally formed band and hooks impart stability to the engaged seam, whereby the garment portions may be detachably but reliably connected to one another. Such invisible seam assemblies may be incorporated into a modular clothes outfit made from sheer or fine fabrics, for example a wedding gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Inventor: Ellie Beman
  • Patent number: 4658442
    Abstract: A snugly-fitting, variable-weight vest for wearing while exercising generally comprises a back panel, and left and right front panels connected to the back panel at their proximate top edges. The panels are of flexible material and are relatively short, having a length above the waist of a user. Elastic panels join the front and back panels along their respective side edges. The vest is fastened at the front with a plurality of straps to adjust the vest to conform to the user's body. Pockets on the panel receive weights which are shaped to snugly fit into the pockets. The weights are easily bendable by a wearer to conform to the wearer's body. A second embodiment employs horizontal pockets on the inside of the vest and padded weights. The vest is designed to fit snugly and conform to the user's body so that the weights do not move relative to the user's body during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Inventors: Dick Tomlinson, Michael Von Quilich
  • Patent number: 4658446
    Abstract: A hat or cap defining a head covering provided with a front portion having a pair of relatively shiftable members which can simulate on a small scale apparently spontaneous lifelike movement, such as the clapping of hands. The members are pivotally coupled by pins to respective ends of a rigid crossbar. The front portion of the head covering has spaced slits through which the end portions of the cross bar extend so that the major portion of the crossbar is inside the head covering and concealed from view. A string coupled to the member passes through the head covering and out of the rear end thereof so that the wearer can pull the string and move the members toward each other. A spring is provided for biasing each member, respectively, away from the other member so that the springs and string work together to provide reciprocal movement of the members as the string is pulled and released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Inventor: Philip J. McGill
  • Patent number: 4656670
    Abstract: A combination beach towel and robe having a releasably secured flap for closing the head opening of the robe. In another aspect, a pocket is provided at one end of the towel to facilitate use of the towel as a car seat cover and to also provide a pocket for use when the beach towel is used as a robe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Inventor: Hans Schluter
  • Patent number: 4656673
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an iron-on pocket for a pocketless shirt or similar article of clothing adapted to receive a pocket wherein a piece of pocket material substantially similar or equivalent to the shirt material and cut in the form of a pocket having a top edge, a bottom edge, a pair of sides a front surface, and a rear surface adapted to be operatively disposed against the surface of the shirt or article of clothing designated to receive the pocket. An attachment device including a first layer adapted to be fixedly secured to the interior surface or folded back edge surface of the pocket material proximate the peripheral edge portions of the bottom and sides of the pocket material and a second thermally-activated or heat responsive adhesive layer is fixedly secured to the first layer and has its rear surface adapted to be disposed against the shirt or clothing material in which the pocket is to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Inventors: Joseph E. Easton, Michael Snider
  • Patent number: 4656669
    Abstract: The invention comprises a two-piece bathing suit having a hidden pocket in a panty section. The pocket can contain additional bathing suit materials for creating an ensemble effect, or for changing the appearance of the bathing suit from a two-piece to a one-piece look.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Inventor: Donna Beard
  • Patent number: 4655224
    Abstract: There is provided a brassiere frame which includes a pair of breast cups each having a upper portion and a lower portion, a pair of dorsal panels each adjacent a different one of the pair of breast cups with each dorsal panel having a side segment adjacent the breast cup and a back segment adjacent the side segment but opposite the breast cup, and a pair of shoulder straps each strap connected to a different one pair of breast cups and respective dorsal panel. The brassiere frame also includes a body band adjacent the lower edge of the frame and connected to the pair of breast cups and the pair of dorsal panels, and a horizontally stretchable, triangular member positioned between the lower portion and a part of the upper portions of the breast cups for connecting together the breast cups and also connected to the body band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Stern, Elisabeth Suleiman
  • Patent number: 4654897
    Abstract: A scarf is constructed from a rectangular and elongated imperforate piece of cloth having a uniform thickness and a homogeneous constitution. The scarf has a length slightly greater than the circumference of the wearer's neck. The scarf includes a pair of fasteners, one each on the opposing faces of the piece of cloth. One of the fasteners is engageable at a plurality of locations along the other fastener, so as to closely fit the scarf to the wearer's neck, eliminating the scarf tails resulting from conventional scarves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Inventor: Leslie J. Rosaen