Patents by Inventor Nicholas J. Curtis

Nicholas J. Curtis 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: 9526926
    Abstract: A protective garment including a heat, flame and abrasion resistant outer shell configured to be worn on at least part of a body of a wearer. The outer shell includes an opening formed therein. The garment further includes a heat and flame resistant air-permeable material, of a different type of material than the outer shell, spanning the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LION GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 9138019
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and a thermal barrier positioned inside the outer shell such that the thermal barrier is configured to be positioned between the outer shell and a wearer when the garment is worn. The thermal barrier includes at least two areas of elastic material, each elastic area having directional stretch qualities such that each elastic area has greater elasticity in an associated particular direction than in other directions, and wherein said particular directions for said at least two elastic areas are not parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: LION GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20150224349
    Abstract: A protective garment including a heat, flame and abrasion resistant outer shell configured to be worn on at least part of a body of a wearer. The outer shell includes an opening formed therein. The garment further includes a heat and flame resistant air-permeable material, of a different type of material than the outer shell, spanning the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Lion Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 9038203
    Abstract: A protective garment including a heat, flame and abrasion resistant outer shell configured to be worn on at least part of a body of a wearer, the outer shell including an opening formed therein. The garment further includes a heat and flame resistant material, of a different type of material than the outer shell, positioned in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Lion Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 8973169
    Abstract: Protective garments having a modular storage system that enables the wearer to move and customize the position of pockets and other storage features, and hence the location of tools and other apparatus or accessories. The protective garment, including the modular storage system, are fire resistant such that they are in compliance with National Fire Protection Association and European Norm standards for firefighting garments set by the European Committee for Standardization, which is also known as Comité Européen de Normalisation, and may be integral with the protective garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Curtis, Margaret Diane Best
  • Patent number: 8719969
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell, a thermal barrier having a thermal protection performance of at least about twenty, and a moisture barrier positioned between the outer shell and the thermal barrier. The thermal barrier includes an outer layer, an inner layer, and an intermediate layer positioned between the outer and inner layers. The outer layer is positioned adjacent to the moisture barrier, and moisture is more attracted to the intermediate layer than to the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20140109303
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell made of an abrasion resistant material that resists igniting, burning, melting, dripping, or separation when exposed to a temperature of 500° F. for five minutes. The garment includes a pocket generally positioned on or inside the outer shell and a magnetic closure system configured to retain the pocket in a closed position. The magnetic closure system resists igniting, burning, melting, dripping, or separation when exposed to a temperature of 500° F. for five minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 8650668
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and an inner liner coupled to the outer shell and positioned such that the inner liner is positioned between a wearer and the outer shell when the garment is worn. The inner liner includes a base material and a high lubricity material which has a higher lubricity than the base material. The high lubricity material is woven into the base material to form a plurality of discrete contact areas that each comprise at least two separate warp fibers or yarns of high lubricity material each being individually woven with at least two separate weft fibers or yarns of high lubricity material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20140033410
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and a thermal barrier positioned inside the outer shell such that the thermal barrier is configured to be positioned between the outer shell and a wearer when the garment is worn. The thermal barrier includes at least two areas of elastic material, each elastic area having directional stretch qualities such that each elastic area has greater elasticity in an associated particular direction than in other directions, and wherein said particular directions for said at least two elastic areas are not parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20130031703
    Abstract: A protective garment including a heat, flame and abrasion resistant outer shell configured to be worn on at least part of a body of a wearer, the outer shell including an opening formed therein. The garment further includes a heat and flame resistant material, of a different type of material than the outer shell, positioned in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 8327469
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and an inner liner coupled to the outer shell and positioned such that the inner liner is positioned between a wearer and the outer shell when the garment is worn. The inner liner includes a base material and a high lubricity material which has a higher lubricity than the base material. The high lubricity material is woven into the base material to form a plurality of discrete contact areas in which a plurality of filaments of the high lubricity material are immediately adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20120233748
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell having an outer collar, and an inner liner configured to be worn between the outer shell and a wearer. The inner liner includes an inner collar and a comfort collar configured to conformingly engage a neck of the wearer when the garment is worn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20090320176
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell, a thermal barrier having a thermal protection performance of at least about twenty, and a moisture barrier positioned between the outer shell and the thermal barrier. The thermal barrier includes an outer layer, an inner layer, and an intermediate layer positioned between the outer and inner layers. The outer layer is positioned adjacent to the moisture barrier, and moisture is more attracted to the intermediate layer than to the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20090255038
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and an inner liner coupled to the outer shell and positioned such that the inner liner is positioned between a wearer and the outer shell when the garment is worn. The inner liner includes a base material and a high lubricity material which has a higher lubricity than the base material. The high lubricity material is woven into the base material to form a plurality of discrete contact areas in which a plurality of filaments of the high lubricity material are immediately adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20080282443
    Abstract: A protective garment including a body portion having a front and a back, and a sleeve. The sleeve is coupled to the front of the body portion by a raglan seam and coupled to the back of the body portion by an inset seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Curtis, Margaret Diane Best
  • Patent number: 6845517
    Abstract: A protective garment including a generally continuous outer shell and a moisture barrier located generally inside of the outer shell such that when the garment is worn, the moisture barrier is located generally between the outer shell and a wearer of the garment. The moisture barrier includes at least one vent such that at least part of the air located inside the moisture barrier can be vented outside of the moisture barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Aldridge, Nicholas J. Curtis, Harold Oakley
  • Publication number: 20040154084
    Abstract: A protective garment including a generally continuous outer shell and a moisture barrier located generally inside of the outer shell such that when the garment is worn, the moisture barrier is located generally between the outer shell and a wearer of the garment. The moisture barrier includes at least one vent such that at least part of the air located inside the moisture barrier can be vented outside of the moisture barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Donald Aldridge, Nicholas J. Curtis, Harold Oakley
  • Patent number: 6038700
    Abstract: A firefighting garment including: an outer shell of abrasion, flame and heat resistant material selected from a group consisting of an aramid material, a blend of aramid materials, PBI material, and a blend of aramid and PBI materials; a thermal liner, positioned within the outer shell and including a batting of needlepunch or nonwoven aramid material, or a blend of such aramid materials stitched to a first face cloth layer of aramid material, a knit collar and arms having knit wristlets; and a second face cloth layer of aramid material, positioned within the thermal liner; where the material of the outer shell, the thermal liner including the collar and wristlets, and the second face cloth layer are all treated with a durable, water repellant finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Aldridge, Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 5996122
    Abstract: A firefighting garment including: an outer shell of abrasion, flame and heat resistant material selected from a group consisting of an aramid material, a blend of aramid materials, PBI material, and a blend of aramid and PBI materials; a thermal liner, positioned within the outer shell, the thermal liner including a batting, needlepunch or nonwoven aramid material or a blend of such aramid materials stitched to a first face cloth layer of aramid material; and a second face cloth layer of aramid material, positioned within the thermal liner; where the material of the outer shell, the thermal liner, and the second face cloth layer are all treated with a durable, water repellant finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Aldridge, Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: D878686
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Luis Alarcon, Seth E. Bixby, Marco Ali Curti Espinosa, Richard K. Gresens, Brandon Hengesbach, Sayer J. Murphy, Andres Palomino, Nicholas Schooley