Patents Examined by Gloria Hale
  • Patent number: 10244800
    Abstract: A strap assembly includes a chest strap and shoulder straps. Similarly configured left and right cups are provided. The strap assembly is attached to the cups whereby the strap assembly adheres the cups to a wearer. Each cup has curved upper, lower, interior and exterior edges. Each cup has inside and outside surfaces. A patch is operatively associated with each cup. Each patch has a linear upper edge and curved lower, interior and exterior edges. Each patch has inside and outside surfaces. Stitching couples the lower, interior and exterior edges of each patch to the lower, interior and exterior edges of an associated cup. A linear opening is formed along the upper edge of each patch. Piping covers the upper edge of each patch. The piping is adapted to allow the patch to move away from and back toward the cup between open and closed orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sherrywear LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Goff
  • Patent number: 10238152
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to a bra with multiple pockets positioned at different locations on the bra to provide a variety of storage options. The bra comprises one or more portions comprised of layers of material where the pocket spaces are formed between the layers of material. The layers of material of the different portions are joined along their perimeter edges except for one or more select areas that form openings in communication with the pocket spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicole Rendone
  • Patent number: 10238153
    Abstract: Garments for a nursing woman, which garments may be configured to enable hands-free breast pumping using a breast pump, include a brassiere portion with a plurality of at least partially overlapping material layers, which may be defined, in whole or in part, by edges that are at least substantially straight. The funnel of the breast pump may be received under and behind edges of the layers, and the edges may provide support to the funnel while the breast pump is used for milk expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rumina Nursingwear
    Inventor: Dawn Michele Alva
  • Patent number: 10238183
    Abstract: A belt includes an inside belt surface, a belt coating layer provided on the inside belt surface and a plurality of belt teeth in the belt coating layer. A belt adjustment system and a belt fabrication method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SLIDEBELTS INC.
    Inventor: Brigham Thomas Taylor
  • Patent number: 10238160
    Abstract: A strap adjustable brassiere has straps that are slidably engaged with a band rail extending along the wing band and/or a cup rail extending along the cup. The wing band rail extends in an incline from a side position toward the center back position and this enables the straps to be slid from one position to another along the band rail without changing the length of the straps. Likewise, the cup rail extends at an incline from a side location toward the center front location to allow the strap to slide along the cup rail without changing the length of the strap. The rail may be a bulbous extension from the wing band and the strap slider may have a cavity that extends around the rail to provide a slidable engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Mabon Group LLC
    Inventor: Lois Jane Mabon
  • Patent number: 10238154
    Abstract: An outer garment, in particular sports or beach wear, such as a rash guard, adapted for women is provided. More particularly, the garment is suitable for active wear as it has in-built bust support comprising underwiring. The outer garment comprises an outer fabric shell configured to substantially cover a wearer's shoulders and to which a bust-support structure is secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: WET LEOPARD PTY LTD
    Inventor: Alison Delaney
  • Patent number: 10238155
    Abstract: A brassiere includes a first wing and a second wing, each wing including a first end and a second end; a closure; a pair of cups, each cup including an inner contour having a diameter size; each cup including an outer contour having an outer diameter having an outer diameter size, and an outer apex having a projection distance from the plane of the outer diameter; filling material provided between the inner contour and the outer contour; and a gore connected to each of the first cup and the second cup, between the first cup and the second cup, in which the cup diameter size and outer apex projection distance provide a brassiere with improved function and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Laurie Braverman
  • Patent number: 10231492
    Abstract: A breast supporting garment such as a shirt, bra or similar garment has a body section having a front bust section for supporting a woman's breasts. A band of elastic material is provided under the bust section for shape and support. Another band of elastic material is provided around the bottom of the garment and helps keep it from riding up. The bust section of the garment should be formed from two layers of fabric adhered with elastomeric adhesive. The fabric should be free cut knit fabric having a high level of spandex. The bra will be lightweight and free feeling, as if it is not there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gelmart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eve Bastug
  • Patent number: 10219552
    Abstract: A sound responsive garment for synchronized output of sound, light and vibration includes a shell. A power module is coupled to the shell. A microprocessor is coupled to the shell and operationally coupled to the power module. A plurality of speakers, a plurality of lights and a plurality of vibrators are coupled to shell and operationally coupled to the microprocessor. An input is operationally coupled to the microprocessor. The input is configured to couple to an audio source such that an audio signal from the audio source is relayed to the microprocessor. The speakers are positioned to emit the audio signal. The lights and the vibrators are motivated by the microprocessor to emit light and vibrations, respectively, timed to the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: John Castellano
  • Patent number: 10219551
    Abstract: A strap assembly includes a chest strap and shoulder straps. Similarly configured left and right cups are provided. The strap assembly is attached to the cups whereby the strap assembly adheres the cups to a wearer. Each cup has curved upper, lower, interior and exterior edges. Each cup has inside and outside surfaces. A patch is operatively associated with each cup. Each patch has a linear upper edge and curved lower, interior and exterior edges. Each patch has inside and outside surfaces. Stitching couples the lower, interior and exterior edges of each patch to the lower, interior and exterior edges of an associated cup. A linear opening is formed along the upper edge of each patch. Piping covers the upper edge of each patch. The piping is adapted to allow the patch to move away from and back toward the cup between open and closed orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sherrywear LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Goff
  • Patent number: 10219550
    Abstract: A strap assembly includes a chest strap and shoulder straps. Similarly configured left and right cups are provided. The strap assembly is attached to the cups whereby the strap assembly adheres the cups to a wearer. Each cup has curved upper, lower, interior and exterior edges. Each cup has inside and outside surfaces. A patch is operatively associated with each cup. Each patch has a linear upper edge and curved lower, interior and exterior edges. Each patch has inside and outside surfaces. Stitching couples the lower, interior and exterior edges of each patch to the lower, interior and exterior edges of an associated cup. A linear opening is formed along the upper edge of each patch. Piping covers the upper edge of each patch. The piping is adapted to allow the patch to move away from and back toward the cup between open and closed orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sherrywear LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Goff
  • Patent number: 10219566
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjustable straps are disclosed. In various exemplary embodiments, adjustable slider-like mechanisms are configured with one or more protrusions for inserting through corresponding slits in a garment strap, for example a brassiere strap. In this manner, adjustable straps may be fixed in place and resist slippage, leading to improved wearer comfort and reducing or eliminating the need for regular adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Sheila K. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10212972
    Abstract: Embodiments for garments are provided with an inner panel having at least one covering for a wearer's breast, the at least one covering having a first layer of material that overlaps a second layer of material, the first and the second layers of material are fastened together to provide an opening between the overlapping layers, and the at least one covering provides support during milk expression for at least one of the wearer's breast and a portion of a breast pump body inserted through the opening, and an exterior front surface having a first panel of material that overlaps at least a portion of the second of panel of material, the first and the second panels able to be moved to expose the at least one covering of the inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Simple Wishes LLC
    Inventor: Debra Abbaszadeh
  • Patent number: 10206436
    Abstract: An athletic support system for supporting breasts during athletic activities includes a sports bra that may be worn on a woman's chest. The sports bra has a pair of cups, a cup frame and a pair of shoulder straps. Each of the shoulder straps joins together between each of the cups to define a cleavage portion of the sports bra. The cleavage portion extends across the woman's cleavage thereby inhibiting the woman's breasts from falling out of the cups during athletic activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jennifer Wooley-Scheiman
  • Patent number: 10201192
    Abstract: A sports bra has base and cover layers of four-way stretchable material providing a first level of radial compression to the torso, a wide elastic band gripping the midriff to resist rotational and vertical motion of the bra relative to the torso and crisscrossed bands of elastic material spanning the back portion of the bra. Laterally-stretchable, vertically-shape-retaining foam panels overlap the base layer to support the breasts from below and power-mesh is sandwiched between the base and cover layers to increase radial compression of the breasts from above. The components all cooperate to limit bounce of the breasts during vigorous physical activity by the wearer. Adjustable shoulder straps and a zippered front are optional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Chantelle Lott
  • Patent number: 10201434
    Abstract: A garment having integrated prosthetic breasts is disclosed. The garment includes an inner front layer, a middle component which includes at least one, and ideally two prosthetic breast members. The prosthetics are lightweight so that no elastic across the torso is needed. An outer front layer covers the middle component. The middle component is formed of a mesh layer which is sewn to the inner front layer only at the neckline and arms, and has an open bottom edge. The prosthetic breast members are attached to the mesh layer and provide shaping for mastectomy patients or other individuals having a need or desire for natural looking shaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Kathleen Bona Conway
  • Patent number: 10201193
    Abstract: A brassiere is provided that remains hidden even when wearing evening dresses having low-plunging necklines and/or backs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Romy Denogean, David J. McKinley
  • Patent number: 10195512
    Abstract: A compliant shin guard includes an outer shell composed of an impact absorbing material and an inner padding mounted to the inner surface of the outer shell. A plurality of vents extend through the outer shell and the inner padding, the plurality of vents being distributed across the outer surface of the outer shell. A raised channel extends at least partially along the length of the outer shell to provide rigidity to the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Ferrari, Charles Larson, Chinawut Paesang
  • Patent number: 10194701
    Abstract: The post-operative shower brassiere is adapted for use with a patient. The post-operative shower brassiere is a garment. The post-operative shower brassiere is intended to be a single use disposable garment. The post-operative shower brassiere is intended for use during bathing or showering. The post-operative shower brassiere is formed from a water impermeable material. The post-operative shower brassiere forms a water impermeable seal around one or more breasts of the patient to protect post-surgical wounds received from breast surgery. Specifically, the post-operative shower brassiere protects the one or more breasts from the water used in bathing activities. The post-operative shower brassiere comprises a garment and a sealing strip. The sealing strip is applied to the interior surface of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Wendi Tufts, Robert Tufts
  • Patent number: 10188153
    Abstract: A bra strap cover system is disclosed. The system includes a bra including at least one shoulder strap and a decorative bra strap cover. The shoulder strap of the bra includes a plurality of fasteners attached to its upper surface. The underside of the bra strap cover includes a plurality fasteners attached thereto. The bra strap cover is configured to be removably attached to the bra strap such that the bra strap cover substantially covers and overlies the upper surface of the shoulder strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: STRAP APPEAL
    Inventors: Ashley Proctor, Myra J. Crouch