Patents Examined by Gloria M. Hale
  • Patent number: 10721974
    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: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gelmart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eve Bastug
  • Patent number: 10716338
    Abstract: Articles of athletic garments, particularly sports bra and methods of treating the athletic garments with a shear thickening fluid (STF) are disclosed. The athletic garment comprises a STF treated fabric. The STF treated fabric in contact with the wearer's body part restricts movement of the body part when the shear stress exceeds the shear stress threshold value and stretches and conforms to the wearer's body part when the shear stress is less than the shear stress threshold value. The STF treatment method may include immersing the untreated fabric in a diluted STF bath, metering an amount of the fluid on the fabric, and removing the diluent from the treated fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Reebok International Limited, STF Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Danielle Marie Witek, Richard Dombrowski, Norman Joseph Wagner
  • Patent number: 10709175
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a garment having a cup portion with two cups, a body portion integrated with the cup portion, and a band are disposed on the garment such that is extends beneath the cup portions. The band is either on the body portion or adjacent the body portion. The garment also has support structures with a configuration, each following proximately a contour of the lower part of its respective cup, wherein a portion of the support structure is formed on and fixed to the band and a portion of the support structure extends on the body of the garment and is attached thereto. As such the support structure configuration is approximately arcuate. The garment also has additional control regions. The control is provided by fabric or materials that have less stretch than the body fabric from which the body of the garment is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CUPID FOUNDATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Angelino, John David Blancuzzi, Lisa Ann Hand, Brenda Lee Wilson
  • Patent number: 10709190
    Abstract: The present application relates to helmet pads (120) comprising a ballistic protection layer (126). It also relates to a ballistic helmet (100) that comprises a helmet pad comprising a ballistic protection layer. Further, the present application also relates to a helmet pad replacement set wherein one or more of the replacement helmet pads comprises a ballistic protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Avon Rubber P.L.C.
    Inventors: Vasilios Brachos, Vincent Borbone
  • Patent number: 10701986
    Abstract: A brassiere configured for operation by wearers of limited dexterity, such as those with limited use of fingers, hands, wrists, arms, and/or shoulders. The brassiere may include a shoulder support element which may provide support to the wearer's torso and breasts without requiring strain to be placed on both hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders when fastening the brassiere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Darla A Clarke
  • Patent number: 10694789
    Abstract: A brassiere formed of an inner garment base, memory foam, a pair of under supports, and an outer fabric cover. The under support is rigid and has varying width and differing radii to accommodate the bottom portion shape of a natural breast or a breast implant, which is not a perfect semi-circle. The under support is positioned such that the foam encapsulates the under support keeping the proximal edge in proximity with bottom portion of the breast tissues or implant and the ribs. The under support has its largest width, thereby the largest contact surface with the implant or breast tissues, closest to the lateral end causing the breast tissues or implant to be supported upward and medially. The under support has openings or anchors extending thereform with openings to allow the foam to surround and go through the under support to secure it in place in the brassiere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sculpted U, Inc.
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Crompton
  • Patent number: 10694793
    Abstract: An insect-proof, form-fitting undergarment is provided having top and bottom parts formed of selected breathable materials and having omnidirectional stretch properties, and which top and bottom parts may be securely joined at the waist to prevent insect entry. A superfine knitted fabric is utilized to prevent insect bites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Andre J. West, Marian G. McCord, Charles S. Apperson, Richard Michael Roe, Emiel A. DenHartog
  • Patent number: 10690439
    Abstract: A self-defense garment assembly is further provided, including a garment for covering at least the body of a wearer having a garment interior surface; a cord retaining guide structure extending substantially within the garment along the garment interior surface; and a pull cord having a cord first end and a cord second end which is slidably retained within the cord retaining guide structure; so that at least a segment of the cord can be pulled out of the garment and used to fight a combat opponent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy Gillett
  • Patent number: 10687567
    Abstract: An arm shield constructed from a thin sheet material has a curvature around an elongate axis. Opposite side edges are substantially parallel to the elongate axis. A nose edge extends from the first end. A tail curvature similar to the sheet curvature extends from the second end. An adjustable strap connects the first side edge to the second side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Nico Hawk LaRosa
  • Patent number: 10681940
    Abstract: A breast support has a support body with an upper support portion and a sternum portion, as well as a pair of breast supports. The upper support portion is connected above the sternum portion, and the breast supports are connected to the sides of the sternum portion. An adhesive layer on a rear side of the support body allows the support body to be affixed to a user's chest. The upper support portion has two lateral support portions, each with a plurality of ridges for enhanced support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Catherine Carla Castelazo
  • Patent number: 10681941
    Abstract: A brassiere includes a front portion configured to be position along a front of a torso, a back portion coupled to the front portion, and a shoulder strap extending from the front portion to the back portion. The front portion comprises a fabric layer and a discontinuous polymer layer. The fabric layer includes a first, user-facing side and second side opposite the first side. The polymer layer is deposited on the second side of the fabric layer. The polymer layer forms covered fabric areas where the polymer is applied to the fabric layer and noncovered fabric areas where the polymer is not applied to the fabric layer. The noncovered fabric areas provide openings in the discontinuous polymer layer, thereby exposing the fabric layer. An elastic modulus of the covered fabric areas is greater than the noncovered fabric areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Merida Miller, Jason Berns
  • Patent number: 10681942
    Abstract: A post-surgery brassiere comprises at least two catches for engaging two ring assemblies that detachably couple to collection bulbs and detachably couple to the two catches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Elizabeth Chabner Thompson
  • Patent number: 10674773
    Abstract: A utility bra includes a right strap, a left strap, a right cup coupled with the right strap, a left cup coupled with the left strap, a center panel coupled with the right cup and the left cup, and a strap securing mechanism having an inner securing layer and an outer securing layer. The inner securing layer includes an inner gripping element and the outer securing layer includes an outer gripping element. The inner gripping element and the outer gripping element face toward one another, for example when the utility bra is worn by a user. The strap securing mechanism is coupled with the right strap or the left strap. The inner gripping element and the outer gripping element operate to grip the a personal item between the inner securing layer and the outer securing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Closet & Etc.
    Inventors: Susan McGaughy, Heidi Parker, Mindy L. Schembari
  • Patent number: 10667564
    Abstract: A male undergarment with an expanding iris opening for maintaining the penis of a male wearer in a natural position is provided. The iris opening may be defined by a protruding boundary sleeve extending perpendicular from a crotch portion of the undergarment. The undergarment also provides a veil attached along the crotch portion, affording privacy and comfort by being movable between a concealed condition and a revealed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Maynard
  • Patent number: 10667582
    Abstract: Duty belt core constituting a rigid backbone of a duty belt, comprising a left hand side piece firmly attached to a left hand half of a front belt buckle, a right hand side piece firmly attached to the right hand half of the front belt buckle. Each of the left hand and right hand side pieces is connected to a common back piece via side-symmetrical length adjustment patterns and safety stops preventing accidental disengagement of the side pieces from the common back piece. A belt buckle provided with extensions, as well as use hereof is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GENTO AS
    Inventors: Erik Hestvik, André Sandvik
  • Patent number: 10660386
    Abstract: The work glove with forearm protective sleeve is a protective garment. The work glove with forearm protective sleeve protects the hand and forearm of a person wearing the work glove with forearm protective sleeve. The work glove with forearm protective sleeve comprises a hand covering and an arm covering. The hand covering is a covering is configured to protect the hand of the person. The arm covering is configured to protect the forearm of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Diamond, Rose Diamond
  • Patent number: 10660389
    Abstract: A helmet has inner and outer shells separated by a plurality of interconnected relatively soft columns or posts. The columns each have a middle post or pillar section, a capital that is of larger diameter than the post, and a base also of larger transverse dimension than the post. When an impact above a design threshold occurs on the outer shell, the columns, particularly the post sections thereof, near the impact location compress and buckle, dissipating impact kinetic energy, while columns spaced from the impact zone stretch and support more of the impact force. The applied force is therefore reduced and spread out over a relatively large area, and a resultant wave created within the column manifold disperses additional heat, further reducing the force and torque applied on the outer shell and transmitted to the inner shell and onto the skull of a helmet user. A method and mold for fabricating the column manifold are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Richard A. Brandt, Dragoslav Scepanovic
  • Patent number: 10660380
    Abstract: A pair of children's pants is provided that is configured to provide multiple pants sizes, by allowing selective release of leg material in stages. The pants may have a length extension system with cuff holders that can be sequentially released to provide longer legs, in stages. The cuff holders may be configured to permanently release the legs to the longer length states during the releasing/lengthening stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Angela Wendling
  • Patent number: 10660376
    Abstract: An extender for a radiation treatment bra extends the “circumference” of the RTB, enabling it to accommodate a relatively larger back size for a given sized RTB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Elizabeth Chabner Thompson
  • Patent number: 10660375
    Abstract: A brassiere and method of making including a front portion configured to receive the breasts of the wearer and a back panel including a first lateral side affixed to the front portion and a second lateral side affixed to the front portion. The back panel includes an inner fabric layer configured to contact the wearer's skin, an outer fabric layer opposing the inner fabric layer, and reinforcing panels positioned between the inner fabric layer and the outer fabric layer. A first reinforcing panel extends from the first lateral side, a second reinforcing panel extends from a second lateral side and a third reinforcing panel extends between, but not in contact with, the first and second reinforcing panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CHICO'S BRANDS INVESTMENTS
    Inventors: Zofia Agee, Tiffany Harris, Balasooriya Pathabadegei Prachanna Chaminda Silva, Dona Seamon Patabendige Nilanthi Shiromala, Arulseelan Kajanthan