Patents by Inventor Roger D. Warren

Roger D. Warren 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).

  • Publication number: 20200068959
    Abstract: A torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, includes a body formed of inner and outer layers, the body including at least one torso band extending from a portion of the body, where the inner and outer layers overlap along a fold line of the torso garment. The torso garment includes an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Reginald L`Italien
  • Patent number: 10477903
    Abstract: A lower torso garment, such as a brief, includes a body having a pair of leg openings, a crotch portion between the leg openings, and a waist opening, and a waist band connected to the body and positioned at the waist opening. The waist band includes a folded fabric portion forming an inner layer and an outer layer surrounding an elastomeric band. The elastomeric band includes a thermoplastic elastomer film including a styrenic block copolymer, and is positioned between the inner and outer layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Reginald L'Italien
  • Publication number: 20190208835
    Abstract: A lower torso garment, such as a brief, includes a body having a pair of leg openings, a crotch portion between the leg openings, and a waist opening, and a waist band connected to the body and positioned at the waist opening. The waist band includes a folded fabric portion forming an inner layer and an outer layer surrounding an elastomeric band. The elastomeric band includes a thermoplastic elastomer film including a styrenic block copolymer, and is positioned between the inner and outer layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Reginald L`Italien
  • Publication number: 20190150524
    Abstract: A brassiere includes a body portion configured to at least partially encircle a wearer of the brassiere. The body portion includes a torso band configured to at least partially encircle a wearer of the brassiere, and a pair of breast cups including a first breast cup and a second breast cup. The pair of breast cups are configured to support breasts of the wearer. The brassiere further includes an under-bust support adhered to the body portion adjacent to a lower periphery of the pair of breast cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Warren, Michael D. Abbott, Charles C. Brown
  • Patent number: 10258090
    Abstract: A torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, includes a body formed of inner and outer layers, the body including at least one torso band extending from a portion of the body, where the inner and outer layers overlap along a fold line of the torso garment. The torso garment includes an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BHI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Reginald L'Italien
  • Publication number: 20180360136
    Abstract: A torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, includes a body formed of inner and outer layers, the body including at least one torso band extending from a portion of the body, where the inner and outer layers overlap along a fold line of the torso garment. The torso garment includes an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Reginald L`Italien
  • Patent number: 10117469
    Abstract: A torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, includes a body formed of inner and outer layers, the body including at least one torso band extending from a portion of the body, where the inner and outer layers overlap along a fold line of the torso garment. The torso garment includes an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Reginald L'Italien
  • Patent number: 9578900
    Abstract: A circularly knitted upper or lower torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, and method of forming a circularly knitted brassiere are provided, the garment having a circularly knitted body formed of inner and outer layers, the circularly knitted body having at least one torso or waist band, the inner and outer layers overlapping along a fold line, and an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren
  • Patent number: 9456638
    Abstract: A breast cup for a brassiere, a brassiere, and a method of making the breast cup. The breast cup includes a molded body having an inner surface, an outer surface and an apex. A layer of flock is adhered to the molded body at a location corresponding with the apex in order to provide increased modesty for the breast cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D Abbott, Roger D Warren, Richard W Kelley, David Lackey
  • Patent number: 9254009
    Abstract: A circularly knitted upper or lower torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, and method of forming a circularly knitted brassiere are provided, the garment having a circularly knitted body formed of inner and outer layers, the circularly knitted body having at least one torso or waist band, the inner and outer layers overlapping along a fold line, and an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D Abbott, Roger D Warren
  • Publication number: 20150374042
    Abstract: A torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, includes a body formed of inner and outer layers, the body including at least one torso band extending from a portion of the body, where the inner and outer layers overlap along a fold line of the torso garment. The torso garment includes an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Reginald L'Italien
  • Publication number: 20150289568
    Abstract: A circularly knitted upper or lower torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, and method of forming a circularly knitted brassiere are provided, the garment having a circularly knitted body formed of inner and outer layers, the circularly knitted body having at least one torso or waist band, the inner and outer layers overlapping along a fold line, and an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren
  • Patent number: 8940217
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for molding breast cups in a seamless circularly-knitted brassiere having a breast-covering portion and a torso encircling band, the apparatus comprising a base, a rear wall extending upwardly from the base, an upper mold plate extending outwardly and substantially horizontally from the rear wall, the upper plate having a pair of spaced openings formed therethrough, the openings spaced and dimensioned to correspond to a pair of breast cups, and a plate intermediate to the base and the upper mold plate, and being vertically moveable between a first, upper position and a second, lower position for securing a brassiere blank in position against the upper plate for the molding of breast cups therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn M. Rhodes, Richard W. Kelley, Roger D. Warren
  • Publication number: 20150024658
    Abstract: A breast cup for a brassiere, a brassiere, and a method of making the breast cup. The breast cup includes a molded body having an inner surface, an outer surface and an apex. A layer of flock is adhered to the molded body at a location corresponding with the apex in order to provide increased modesty for the breast cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Richard W. Kelley, David Lackey
  • Publication number: 20140302746
    Abstract: An underwire brassiere and breast cup for use in the underwire brassiere. The breast cup provides improved comfort for the wearer by isolating the support wire from the skin of the wearer. Particularly the support wire is positioned along an outer side of a laminated foam core. The laminated foam core can be shaped to have an embossed ridge projecting toward the inner side of the foam core, in a region mirroring the location of the support wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Roger D. Warren, Sandra A. Waitz
  • Publication number: 20130280363
    Abstract: A method for forming a molded garment is provided. The method includes positioning an assembly of material between a first heated mold element and a second heated mold element, moving the first and second heated mold elements in relation to one another to laminate the assembly of material into a laminated assembly; moving a third heated mold element through the first heated mold element into contact with the laminated assembly so that the third heated mold element shapes a portion of the laminated assembly; and causing the first and second heated mold elements to trim fabric from the laminated to define the molded garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Roger D. Warren
  • Patent number: 8486317
    Abstract: A method for forming a molded garment is provided. The method includes positioning an assembly of material between a first heated mold element and a second heated mold element, moving the first and second heated mold elements in relation to one another to laminate the assembly of material into a laminated assembly; moving a third heated mold element through the first heated mold element into contact with the laminated assembly so that the third heated mold element shapes a portion of the laminated assembly; and causing the first and second heated mold elements to trim fabric from the laminated to define the molded garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Roger D. Warren
  • Publication number: 20120246792
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a garment, including providing a fabric layer having sonically weldable material, the fabric layer having an inner surface and at least one opening region, the opening region having a periphery and an outer free edge, placing an elastic edge band having sonically weldable material around the entire periphery of the opening region, the edge band having first and second free edges and an inner surface, securing the first free edge of the edge band to the outer free edge of the opening region with a subsonic or ultrasonic edge weld to form a finished seamless edge along the opening region, and activating an adhesive along more than half of the inner surface of the edge band to secure the edge band and second free edge to the inner surface of the fabric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Roger D. Warren, Rick Kelley
  • Patent number: 8262434
    Abstract: A method is provided for molding a breast-receiving cup for a garment, comprising laminating a support fabric to a lofted material to form a lofted assembly, positioning the lofted assembly in a molding apparatus having a first mold with a projecting element and a second mold having a recessed element, and closing together the first mold and the second mold while maintaining a uniform preset gap between the projecting element and the recessed element to form a molded lofted assembly in the shape of a breast-receiving cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: BBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Gloria Falla, Roger D. Warren, Thomas S. Wood
  • Patent number: 8221187
    Abstract: Methods of molding a non-woven fabric are provided. The methods include selecting a non-woven fabric having a web of fibers having a uniform fiber orientation in all directions, compressing the non-woven fabric between a top mold and a bottom mold, and maintaining the non-woven fabric between the top and bottom molds for a predetermined dwell time to define a molded depth and a molded diameter in the non-woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Warren, Robert A. Miller, Asli Begenir