Patents Examined by Tejash Patel
  • Patent number: 10834982
    Abstract: A system and method which allows for a pre-constructed article of clothing to having printing on substantially all of its external surface area. Specifically, an image may be simultaneously printed across multiple components of a clothing article. The method generally provides for transfer of a digital image, such as a digital photograph, to be applied to an article of clothing in a manner that prints an entire two-dimensional surface of the clothing with a coherent image that maintains coherency when the article of clothing is worn. There is also provided an article of clothing produced using the systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Sydney Northup, Joseph Werner, II
  • Patent number: 10362827
    Abstract: A headgear accessory attachment apparatus includes a band having an adjustable size for fitting about a circumference of various outdoor sports helmets such as bicycle, skateboarding, snow sport, mountaineering, equestrian helmets, military helmets, and hard hats used in material moving, dock loading, and airport baggage handling. The accessory attachment apparatus provides the wearer an easy means to attach headgear accessories such as headlamps, helmet cameras, rear lights, goggles, visors, brims, and decorative embellishments to the helmet. The accessories may be permanently or temporarily secured to the accessory apparatus. In one headgear accessory attachment apparatus, the band includes a stop surface that opposes a bottom surface of the headgear when the apparatus is affixed to the headgear such that the apparatus is prevented from becoming dislodged during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bryan Family Enterprises LLP
    Inventors: Teresa A. Bryan, John E. Bryan
  • Patent number: 10299523
    Abstract: Disclosed is a glove that alleviates the biasing force associated with opening or closing the hand and fingers. In some aspects the glove may have preformed angled portions at one or more joints or locations on the hand to enable the hand to flex between the open and closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ExsoMed Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd P. Champagne, Jozef Zoldos
  • Patent number: 10287711
    Abstract: It is provided that a multifilament and a braid that are capable of being processed into products in a wide range of temperature and are excellent in dimensional stability and abrasion resistance. A multifilament comprising 5 or more monofilaments, wherein the multifilament contains polyethylene having an intrinsic viscosity [?] of 5.0 dL/g or more and 40.0 dL/g or less and substantially including ethylene as a repeating unit, and wherein a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value in a ratio of a diffraction peak intensity of orthorhombic crystal (200) plane to a diffraction peak intensity of orthorhombic crystal (110) plane in a monofilament cross section is 0.22 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukushima, Masayuki Shirako, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10271587
    Abstract: A band includes a tubular body configured to be worn on a user's body and a pocket supported by the tubular body, where the pocket defines a cavity and has an access opening providing access to the cavity, and where the pocket is configured to removably receive an electronic module in the cavity through the access opening. An input device is connected to the tubular body and has a port exposed to the cavity of the band, where the port is configured for removable connection to a connector of the electronic module when the electronic module is received in the cavity. The input device may include a button configured to receive user input and a wireless transmitter to transmit a signal to an external device based on the user input. The input device may also include a haptic feedback mechanism for communicating haptic signals to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Monica Judge, Summer Schneider, Kevin C. Sze, Christopher L. Andon, Shannon Becker, Lindsey Hunt, Brian L. Kash, Hien Tommy Pham, Craig Rowley, Bill Webb, Quinn Fitzgerald, Ariana Manesh, Simon Quay
  • Patent number: 10231490
    Abstract: Bib designs are provided that generally include a bib body and a trough mounted with respect to the bib body. The trough may be detachably mounted with respect to the bib body. The trough advantageously moves between an open/expanded state and a close/collapsed state. The bib body may cooperate with a detachable burp cloth. The bib body and the trough may be provided or appear with various shapes and features to mimic the faces/upper torsos of animals, people, cartoon characters, clowns, comic book characters and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: M is for Monkey
    Inventors: Dina Bisson, Serge Bisson
  • Patent number: 10219590
    Abstract: Interchangeable decorative snaps including a plurality of snap fasteners, each of the plurality of snap fasteners having a bottom half and an interchangeable top half. The bottom half of each of the plurality of snap fasteners is configured to securely engage the top half of each of the plurality of snap fasteners. The bottom half of each of the plurality of snap fasteners can optionally be disposed on an article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Shannon Eigenman
  • Patent number: 10212976
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a gripping aid to improve the hand-to-handle interface. The gripping aid increases the grip span of a user by bridging the anatomical gaps in the user's finger and thumb. The gripping aid provide a structure along the thumb web to oppose the gripping force of the fingers/thumb to increase grip strength. In some implementations, the gripping aid may be composed of a crush resistant and further include a fulcrum point to add instability to increase the speed and/or torque of each swing of a handle. In some implementations, the gripping aid may also provide a reduction in vibrations and superficial hand traumas normally caused when the handle strikes an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Claiborne Bailey
  • Patent number: 10201201
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying liquid includes a liquid container and an article of apparel. The liquid container includes a body, which is configured to removably receive the liquid, and a cap, which is configured to selectively seal the body. The article of apparel includes a pocket, which has an interior configured to removably receive the body. The article of apparel also includes a first opening and a second opening, each of which is in communication with the pocket interior. The first opening passes the liquid container, and the second opening passes the cap. The article of apparel further includes a flap, which is movably coupled to the article of apparel. The flap includes a third opening, which passes the cap. The flap is coupled to the article of apparel and movable between a first position, covering the first opening, and a second position, not covering the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Gross, Godfrey Charles von Nordeck, III
  • Patent number: 10201207
    Abstract: A personal protection system for providing a sterile barrier around medical/surgical personnel. The system includes a helmet over which a hood or a toga suspended. A microphone, an amplifier and a speaker are mounted to the helmet. Speech of the individual wearing the personal protection system is picked up by the microphone and amplified speech is broadcast by the speaker. The speaker is outwardly directed so as to broadcast the speech out through the hood or toga covering the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian VanDerWoude, David H. Grulke, Marshall Proulx
  • Patent number: 10201200
    Abstract: A glove made from a reinforced multilayer material can prevent cuts and/or abrasions. The glove can include and exterior layer and at least one interior layer, the interior layer consisting of an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene filaments. While the interior layer can entirely cover a hand of a wearer of the glove, the exterior layer does not cover the index finger of the wearer, such that the wearer's dexterity, precision, and sensitivity in their index finger are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SUPREME CORPORATION
    Inventor: Matthew L. Kolmes
  • Patent number: 10188161
    Abstract: A glove that is less prone to slip on the hand, and/or that provides for better tactile sensation, and/or that provides a better outer grip. The glove has an outer surface, an inner surface, and one or more of: ridges, an inner grip material, and one or more sensory windows at places where greater tactile sensation is desired. The inner grip material friction with the skin and/or is tacky to help maintain the glove in position on the hand. The glove may also include an outer material and/or throwing grip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Lloyd P. Champagne
  • Patent number: 10184197
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a fiber preform for a composite fiber component. In the method, at least one first fiber structure is braided in a braiding process over the entire length of the fiber preform to be produced and at least one second fiber structure is wound in a winding process over part of the length of the fiber preform to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Weker Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd Veihelmann, David Becherer, Florian Rapp, Thomas Miadowitz
  • Patent number: 10182607
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to the field of headgear, and, more particularly, to a headgear safety apparatus in the form of a single contiguous and homogeneous pad, having an inner surface, wherein said inner surface is substantially concave; an outer surface, wherein said outer surface is substantially convex; and a one or more safety features. The single contiguous and homogeneous pad is manufactured from closed-cell, ethylene vinyl acetate foam using an injection molding process to create integrated safety features in a single, anti-microbial, safety pad that protects the wearer but does not cover the ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LDR Headgear, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Andrews, Dale Evans, Larry Marchionda
  • Patent number: 10156030
    Abstract: An medical implantable occlusion device (100) is disclosed having a collapsed state and an expanded state and comprising a braiding (101) of at least one thread, and a distal end (102) comprised of said braiding. The distal end comprises loops (103, 104, 204, 304) formed by loop strands (105, 106, 206, 306) of the at least one thread, wherein, at least in said expanded state, each loop strand has a curved shape and extends away from a center point (117) of the distal end, whereby an apex point (107, 108, 208, 308) of each of the loop strands corresponds to the turning point of the curved shape and to the point of each of the loop strands being arranged closest to the center point. At least one of the loop strands is displaced from the center point by a center distance (109, 110, 210, 310), and the apex point lie at a distance from a periphery (113) of the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Occlutech Holding AG
    Inventor: Michael Köppe
  • Patent number: 10154698
    Abstract: A slip system includes a skirt or a slip with an adjustable length. The skirt may be a standalone skirt or part of a dress. The slip may be a full slip or a half slip. In addition to the skirt or slip, the slip system includes one or more removable, replaceable sections. Each removable, replaceable section may add to the length of a main body of the skirt or slip. Each removable, replaceable section may impart the skirt or slip with a desired appearance by providing variety in a design and/or style of the skirt or slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: modbod, Inc
    Inventor: Amanda Loveland
  • Patent number: 10154703
    Abstract: A system and method which allows for a pre-constructed article of clothing to having printing on substantially all of its external surface area. Specifically, an image may be simultaneously printed across multiple components of a clothing article. The method generally provides for transfer of a digital image, such as a digital photograph, to be applied to an article of clothing in a manner that prints an entire two-dimensional surface of the clothing with a coherent image, that maintains coherency when the article of clothing is worn. There is also provided an article of clothing produced using the systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: All Over Printing STL, LLC
    Inventors: Sydney Northup, Joseph Werner, II
  • Patent number: 10149499
    Abstract: Pocketed undergarments including one or more pockets are disclosed. The one or more pockets are affixed to a crotch area of an undergarment while allowing a male member to protrude through the undergarment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Oscar Sklar
  • Patent number: 10149501
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to a garment for use by a wearer positioned on a ground surface. The garment comprises pants, a plurality of left pant patches, and a plurality of right pant patches. The pants have a left pant half and a right pant half. Each of the plurality of left pant patches overlies a respective portion of the left pant half, is elongate, and is characterized by a coefficient of static friction with the ground surface greater than that for the respective portion of the left pant half underlying it. Moreover, each of the plurality of right pant patches overlies a respective portion of the right pant half, is elongate, and is also characterized by a coefficient of static friction with the ground surface greater than that for the respective portion of the right pant half underlying it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Megan E. Matsen
  • Patent number: 10143249
    Abstract: An outerwear garment with a concealed stretch back layer disclosed that improves a wearer's range of motion, while maintaining the integrity and function of the outerwear garment. The outerwear garment comprises an outer shell layer, an exterior layer action back, arm sleeve panel and an action back lining. The exterior layer action back is integrated into the back portion of the outer shell layer. The arm sleeve panel is attached to the outer shell layer at least at the front portion and the back portion of the outer shell layer. The action back lining comprises a concealed stretch back layer that is discrete from the outer shell layer and positioned in the back portion of the outer shell layer. The concealed stretch back layer comprises a stretch panel and a shell panel joined together and to the outer shell layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Carhartt, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan West, Jillian Schopieray, Jennifer Thompson, Deborah Newman, Iliana Enelia Fiscal Castañeda, Deana Clarke Hunt