Patents Examined by Doris L. Troutman
  • Patent number: 4654895
    Abstract: A cold weather sports glove with finger compartment with closure means on at least the thumb and one or more of the compartment to allow the finger and thumb to extend outward for use. Means on the glove to hold the compartment in fixed position when the finger and thumb is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Inventor: John P. Peters
  • Patent number: 4654894
    Abstract: This invention relates to a swimsuit, and this swimsuit consists of a brassiere in the upper part and a shorts type bottom section in the lower part, to the reverse side of the above-mentioned bottom part is sewn a mesh cloth covering the whole area, to the above-mentioned mesh cloth on the reverse side of the front center part of the aforesaid bottom section is sewn a retaining cloth consisting of a vertically elastic mesh cloth, to the reverse side in the lower section behind the aforesaid bottom section is sewn a hip lift cloth, around the leg holes of the above-mentioned bottom part is sewn shirring tapes, and to the reverse side in the lower center behind the aforesaid bottom section is sewn a shirring tape in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Fashion
    Inventor: Kazunori Kudo
  • Patent number: 4653120
    Abstract: A gown, such as for a patient's use in a hospital or doctor's office, has front and rear openings extending from the neck to the hem. The rear of the gown is permanently closed at the neck only, with an overlap between the left and right side panels extending to the hem. The gown can be opened anywhere down the back, below the neckline, between the overlapped panels. One or more releasable ties at the back maintain the patient's modesty. The front panels of the gown are not permanently closed but are joined in overlapping relation by releasable ties. The gown thus can be put on like a coat, and easily tied by a patient in the front. A doctor or nurse can nonetheless readily remove the gown from the patient over the head, or pull the gown aside, for examination or treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Sallie Leaf
  • Patent number: 4653119
    Abstract: A disposable protector for a garment collar made up of a thin plastic sheet of water impervious material glued to a first side of a non-woven material and a pressure sensitive adhesive surface on the second side of the sheet. A removable paper strip is attached to the pressure sensitive material which can be removed and the protector attached to a garment collar band by means of the pressure sensitive adhesive with the non-woven material adjacent the neck of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Walter L. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 4651347
    Abstract: A protective shield that is adapted to overlie the collar of an outer garment such as an overcoat to protect the collar from being stained by hair gel or oil. The protective shield includes an outer or upper layer of real or simulated leather having a smooth, non-absorbent surface from which any oil or grease can be easily removed without staining. The outer, non-absorbent layer is connected to an inner cloth layer or lining that engages the overcoat collar and includes means for releasably attaching the protective shield to the overcoat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Katie L. Brown
  • Patent number: 4651353
    Abstract: A disposable patient pants comprises two front panels, two rear panels, a front elastic waist band joining the two front panels on top, and a rear elastic waist band joining the two rear panels on top, the four panels being joined at common seams emanating from the crotch area, each panel being made of sheet material and further comprising: a first straight edge running from the crotch area to the lower medial side of the leg; a second straight edge running from the medial side of the leg to the lower lateral side of the leg; a third straight edge including fastening means running from the lower lateral side of the leg to the upper lateral side of the waist including the lateral end of the waist band; a fourth straight edge running from the upper lateral side of the waist including the lateral end of the waist band to the center of the waist band; and a fifth straight edge running from the center of the waist band to the crotch area; wherein respective first straight edges are permanently joined to form the m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Gwendolyn Walden
  • Patent number: 4651349
    Abstract: It is now generally accepted by the medical profession and by all informed mothers, that the natural breast-feeding of infants imparts many benefits, both physical and psychological, in infancy and thereafter, to the infant, the present invention provides uncomplicated and efficient means for all mothers, or wet nurses, to do so in all places, public or private, without embarrassment or attracting unnecessary attention, this invention consists of an apron-like device which is attached around the neck of the mother by strap means and is divided into three sections, the top section having an open screened aperture therein for viewing the infant while nursing, on each side of the top section a pocket is provided which holds a cloth for cleaning in case the nursing infant regurgitates while in burping process, the second section of this device is filled with soft material held in place by quilting and forms a sleeve to hold the arm of the mother while nursing, a pocket is provided on each side of the sleeve for t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Jacqueline K. Heiler
  • Patent number: 4651346
    Abstract: A garment (10) to be worn by an incontinent, sedentary person includes a front sheet (12) for covering the front of the person from the waist to below the knees, and a backsheet (14) sewn to the back, lower end of the front sheet along three seams parallel with the length of the front sheet to provide wide, loose leg sleeves (24,26) through which the person's legs are extended. A tie string (16) extends across the top of the front sheet for tying the top of the front sheet about the waist of the person. The leg sleeves and the tie string hold the garment on the person to thereby prevent exposure of the front of the person's abdominal region and legs but yet the front sheet leaves a gap at the rear of the person for allowing passage of body waste from the person without soiling the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Shirley A. Hale
  • Patent number: 4651355
    Abstract: A replaceable patch type pocket with fastener at the corners of the pocket for attaching the pocket to the surface of a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: McNeil White
  • Patent number: 4649572
    Abstract: A protective bib garment includes a base sheet member which has lengthwise extending side edges and longitudinal end portions. A catcher member connects to the base sheet member and extends transversely thereacross to form a catcher pocket. The catcher pocket has lateral side edges connected to the side edges of the base sheet member and has a fold portion connected to one longitudinal end portion of the base sheet member to provide an expandable, transversely extending multiple-V fold section therewith. A fastening mechanism holds the garment on a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas H. Roessler
  • Patent number: 4648404
    Abstract: A functionally coordinated nursing slip and nursing bra enable a working mother to breast feed her infant without having to make any indecorous motions that attract unwanted attention, in order to adjust her nursing undergarments. This is accomplished without affecting the stylishness, strap adjustability, or concealment otherwise provided by the slip. Similarly, the functionality of the nursing bra is not reduced. The coordination arrangement allows the opened slip to be fully supported by the nursing bra. The opened slip parts are retained handily by the coordinated bra so that reclosure is easily done. Thus all need for the mother to seek total privacy in nursing is eliminated, and she can nurse around other persons with minimal embarassment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Inventor: Susan A. Clark
  • Patent number: 4646364
    Abstract: A disposable cape particularly for hairdressing salons, beauty shops and the like. The capes are manufactured in a continuous long strip of a flexible material which is resistent to chemicals normally used in a beauty salon such as polyethlene or polyvinylchloride. This long strip is provided with a large number of perforated rows which are perpendicular to the edges of the strip and divides the strip into a large number of capes. The distance between the perforated rows is the length of the cape and the width of the strip is the width of the cape. Each cape section is provided with a perforated neck opening outline which is spaced from one of the rows and is connected thereto with a perforated slit outline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventor: Polly A. O'Larey
  • Patent number: 4646746
    Abstract: A plastic support which has a substantially U-shape configuration and has a base portion and a pair of end portions with the base portion and the end portions having a different cross-sectional configuration. The plastic support also has a pair of regions positioned between the base portion and a different one of the pair of end portions, and in a preferred embodiment the pair of regions is a pair of intermediate portions each having a cross-sectional configuration different than that of the base portion and the pair of end portions. The plastic support is, preferably, made of a mixture of reinforced acetal rein and nonreinforced acetal resin, and exhibits unexpected "creep" properties such that the end portions thereof are closer together after machine laundering at a normal cycle than their initial condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Dolores O'Boyle, William C. Hittel
  • Patent number: 4646365
    Abstract: The present invention provides a protective garment which comprises a base sheet member having a neck opening formed in a selected neckband section thereof. A layer of elastomeric material is bonded and laminated to at least a portion of the neckband section to provide an elastic strap which spans across the neck opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Jody D. Suprise, Paul T. Van Gompel
  • Patent number: 4646366
    Abstract: The heat retaining clothing of the invention comprising at least one inflatable envelope which is made of a polymer film. The film has a thickness of 50 to 150 .mu.m and an elastic modulus of extension of at least 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignees: Kanebo Ltd., Kanebo Textile, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishida, Jyunji Sano, Toyokazu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 4644590
    Abstract: A garment apparatus (10) for use in combination with a halo apparatus (200); wherein said garment apparatus (10) comprises a front opening garment unit (11) having an elongated lateral front opening (50) and an elongated lateral back opening (60) which accommodate the vertical support arms (202) of the halo apparatus (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Inventor: Wilma I. Pincham
  • Patent number: 4644589
    Abstract: A self donning garment for use of a person with limited movement of his arms or legs. The garment in one preferred embodiment comprises a shaped undergarment which has been vertically split along the frontal midline and has, applied to the opposed central edges of the split segments, a pressure actuated fastener means.The wearer, laterally in sequence, slips first one arm or leg into one aperture of one segment, then the other one. He then draws the two together along the frontal midline and pressure fastens the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Inventor: Mary J. Pettis
  • Patent number: 4642816
    Abstract: An eye protector having a body with an upper edge, a lower edge and an arcuate portion extending between the upper and lower edges. The body is dimensioned to fit over the eye so that, in doing so, the upper edge is positioned closely adjacent and above the eye while the lower edge is positioned closely adjacent and below the eye. The body is constructed so that the weight of the body between a midline extending across the arcuate section and the top edge of the body is greater than the remainder of the body. In addition, a plurality of spaced ridges extend outwardly from the anterior surface of the arcuate section which form cooling fins to cool the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Anne Miller
  • Patent number: 4642818
    Abstract: A panty-like garment (12) of textile material comprising a waistband (10) whose width corresponds to about one-quarter to one-half, preferably to about one-third, of the overall length (L) of the garment (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventors: Christiane Dehnert, Heinz Dehnert
  • Patent number: 4641380
    Abstract: An article of headwear convertible between use as a hat and a neck covering is provided. The article of headwear generally comprises a tubular covering of knitted fabric having a closeable side slit and a closeable end. When the side slit and end are both opened, the article is utilizable as a neck covering. When both are closed, the article is utilizable as a hat. If desired, when the side slit is closed but the ends are opened, the article may be formed into an armband for storage. In the preferred embodiment, folds may be formed in a crown portion of the hat to form a hat with a somewhat pointed or truncated crown. Methods of converting a skier's-type hat to an article of neckwear, or vice versa, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Inventor: Howard D. Epstein