Patents by Inventor Kerry K. O'Brien

Kerry K. O'Brien has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8661568
    Abstract: Hosiery that includes a legwear portion and a waistband secured to the legwear portion. The waistband is made of an elastic material having an unfinished upper edge. The waistband also has an unfinished lower edge that is secured to the legwear portion at a seam that allows the hosiery to lay substantially flat against a wearer's body. The unfinished upper edge of the waistband can provide the wearer with greater comfort relative to conventional hosiery having finished upper edges, which often results in visible and uncomfortable restriction. This hybrid construction also allows the waistband to have varying width around its circumference to compensate for shortcomings of a legwear portion made using conventional tube-construction techniques and/or, when the waistband has a lower stretchability than the legwear portion, to compensate for this lower stretchability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Commando, LLC
    Inventor: Kerry K. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20130227766
    Abstract: A method of making a garment that includes forming a patterned precursor in a lace web. Depending on the nature of the garment, the patterned precursor can be a partial patterned precursor or a fully patterned precursor. When the garment includes a non-lace portion, the partial patterned precursor is joined with one or more non-lace components. When the garment is all lace, portions of the fully patterned precursor can be joined with one another to form the entire garment. A lace web containing multiple patterned precursors can be produced using a programmable lace-making machine that is programmed to create the patterned precursors in the lace web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: COMMANDO, LLC
    Inventor: Kerry K. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7900277
    Abstract: A garment, such as a woman's slip, that includes a skirt portion weighted so as to induce tension into the garment when worn by a wearer standing erect. The skirt portion is weighted by securing one or more concentrated tensioning weights to the skirt portion proximate its bottom. The tension induced into the garment by the concentrated tensioning weight(s) inhibits the garment from riding-up on the wearer. The amount of weight provided by the concentrated tensioning weights and the location of the tensioning weights on the skirt can be carefully selected to minimize swinging, for example, while walking and climbing stairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Her Look Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Kerry K. O'Brien, Louise Gagnon