Blouses Patents (Class 2/106)
  • Patent number: 10888127
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for full body garments having wide, abdominal-shaping portions stitched onto an inner shaping liner, and methods of making the same. The garments disclosed herein have wide, abdominal-shaping portions with features constructed to smooth and restrain the garment-wearer's abdominal area, back, and upper hip. The combination of the outer shell, liner, and inner third partial layer create the unique shaping garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SHEER LLC
    Inventors: Shir Sabag, Tosha Leigh Hays
  • Patent number: 10765154
    Abstract: Provided is an upper wear allowing an increase in variations of wear coordination of the upper wear. An upper wear 1 includes a front panel 10 having front panel pieces 50 and 51 at left and right. The upper wear 1 is configured such that respective upper parts of the left and right front panel pieces 50 and 51 can be folded back to the back surface sides thereof, to be held at the back surfaces of the front panel pieces 50 and 51, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Mitsui, Satoyo Yamaguchi, Weiyi Xia
  • Patent number: 10736797
    Abstract: A guard, fabricated from a water-resistant, lightweight, nonwoven, antimicrobial fabric, is constructed to be worn by a user for protecting a closed, post-operative sternal incision against exposure to water during bathing and showering. The guard avoids the need for manually holding a protective cover over the incision, and thereby frees the arms and hands of the user, or of a caregiver, for washing, lathering and rinsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Dora F. Braun
  • Patent number: 10413000
    Abstract: A jersey shirt having a frontal appearance of a dress shirt and a back appearance of a sports jersey. The jersey shirt may be a unitary garment or have separable garment components. The jersey shirt provides a formal dress shirt frontal appearance when worn with a jacket and provides a sports jersey appearance on the back of the shirt when the jacket is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Reeves
  • Patent number: 10032398
    Abstract: A patient identifying garment includes a flexible sheet having a visible indicator. The flexible sheet has a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, an upper portion and a lower portion. The width of the flexible sheet exceeds the diameter of an adult human neck. At least two straps extend from the upper portion of the flexible sheet, each strap having at least one hole therethrough. Each hole is adapted to be secured between a plurality of fasteners on a shoulder portion of a hospital gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Cathy Gray
  • Patent number: 8961263
    Abstract: A sleeve material retaining loop is attached to or looped around a strap of a brassiere to retain gathered sleeve material or other items. One end of the sleeve material retaining loop extends out of the neck hole of the outer garment, and another end of the loop extends out of the arm hole of the sleeve above the shoulder of the wearer. The first and second ends of the sleeve material retaining loop are attached at the shoulder of the wearer to retain the sleeve. This helps prevent the sleeve from interfering with the wearer's movement and improves evaporative cooling of the wearer. A sleeve retaining loop storing mechanism stores the loop. Each sleeve retaining loop may be formed of separate interchangeable pieces that are attached to the brassiere. An additional piece of clothing may also be secured to a fastener on the brassiere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Activ Loops LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer Magliocchetti
  • Patent number: 8808866
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Precision Components, Inc., Xela Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Patent number: 8549666
    Abstract: Garments are convertible between multiple configurations so as to have an alternate appearance and/or be wearable as a different type of garment. Pants may be alternately configured so as to expose one of at least two possible surface treatments. The pants include a reversing panel having front and rear flaps that can be alternately wrapped around the left or right side. A garment alternately configurable for wear as a skirt or as a pair of short pants includes front and rear conversion tails. The front conversion tail is alternately affixable to the front or to the rear of the garment; the rear conversion tail is alternately affixable to the rear or to the front of the garment. A garment is also alternately configurable for wear in a sleeveless, wraparound manner, or for wear as a sleeved garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Dobriana Gheneva
  • Patent number: 8403724
    Abstract: A garment provides a shirt having sleeve portions and a body portion. The body portion defines a body cavity. A bra is disposed within the body cavity of the shirt and is loosely coupled to the body portion of the shirt via at least one attachment point. The garment is wearable by a woman in a manner in which the bra provides breast support for the woman and the shirt covers the bra, and the attachment points are configured to allow the shirt to remain loose while being worn by the woman. The garment provides light soft cup breast support while sleeping and can be worn when awake before going to bed, or after waking up during daytime activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Claire Chapin
  • Patent number: 8221186
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the disclosure relate to a garment comprising: a brassiere comprising a right portion comprising a right support cup and at least one right portion fastener, and a left portion adjacent the right portion and comprising a left support cup and at least one left portion fastener, the left and right support cups being securable to the body of a wearer; and a camisole panel, the camisole panel sized to extend at least between the right support cup and the left support cup and comprising at least one right panel fastener and at least one left panel fastener, the at least one right panel fastener releasably fastenable to the at least one right portion fastener, and the at least one left panel fastener releasably fastenable to the at least one left portion fastener to releasably fasten the camisole panel to the brassiere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Peek-A-Boo Wonderwear
    Inventors: Lina Policaro, Jennifer Bernaudo
  • Patent number: 8185970
    Abstract: A faux-shirt girdle for use to shape and support the abdomen of a user while also serving to substantially cover a user's midriff and lower back regions is discloses. The girdle comprises a girdle portion and a shirt portion coupled to the bottom of the girdle portion. The girdle portion is configured to provide support to the user's abdomen region. The shirt portion is configured to cover the user's midriff, and to reduce migration of the lower portion of the girdle portion toward the user's chest line. The shirt portion attached to the bottom of the girdle portion and an elastic or resilient band attached to the top of the girdle portion both work to reduce migration or bunching of the girdle portion around the middle of the torso. The shirt portions can be made of any fabric and can be tucked into, or worn over, a user's other external clothing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Maidenform Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Irene A. Summers, Victoria Ah You
  • Patent number: 8152591
    Abstract: A garment and brassiere accessory that is substantially triangular in shape having attachment straps extending outward from upper corners of the undergarment that may be looped around shoulder straps of a brassiere. In addition, a lower corner may be looped around a center portion of the brassiere. An upper band of preferably elastomeric material located along an upper edge of the undergarment keeps the undergarment securely against a woman's chest while being worn. The undergarment is preferably constructed from two layers of material, an outer layer and an inner layer so that the outer layer hides any wrinkles or indentations caused by the stress of the lower corner pulling on the inner layer while the undergarment is being worn. Additional features include extension straps that allow a user to adapt the undergarment to a larger chest and/or brassiere size or to wear the undergarment without a brassiere and detachable jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Michelle E. De Sousa, Jose De Jesus De Sousa
  • Patent number: 8075366
    Abstract: A modular garment kit including a brassiere and a plurality of garment members that are interchangeably attached with snaps or hook and loop fastening to the brassiere. The garment members include at least one back section, at least one sleeve section, at least one chest section and, optionally, a midsection garment member. The back section and the chest section are garment collar backs and fronts, respectively. The garment members are provided in a wide variety of styles, types, and lengths. The brassiere is provided in a variety of types, sizes, and colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Djuro G. Jaksic, Melanie M. Jaksic
  • Patent number: 8062093
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an accessory which is fabricated and shaped to cover the bosom area of body. It is particularly useful when applied to a brassiere showing a cleavage of a human body at a center thereof. The accessory, when applied to a brassiere will cover the cleavage area of a wearer to simulate an undergarment. The inventive accessory can be removed from the brassiere when the person is in a different social setting. The accessory can be fabricated from different materials but it is preferred to be stretchable so that it can be applied to differently sized brassieres and the accessory, additionally, can move with the movements of the wearer. It is preferred that the fabric of the accessory be doubled over so that most of the fastening elements do not touch the skin of the wearer which adds to the comfort of wearing the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michelle Elizabeth DeSousa
  • Patent number: 7987524
    Abstract: A long-sleeved, pullover-type upper body garment has a continuous slit, which runs up the side of the garment from the bottom of garment body to an arm pit, and downward along the underside of a sleeve, and terminates at a point intermediately along the length of the sleeve. The segment of the slit that is in the body of the garment is temporarily closeable using mating hook-and-loop fastener members that are attached to the body of the garment on opposite sides of the slit. The segment of the slit in the upper portion of the sleeve remains at all times “open”, thereby allowing access to the middle and/or upper end of the wearer's arm for attachment of IV tubing or other medical lines. The circumference of the lower end (e.g., forearm portion) of the sleeve is neither separable nor openable, thereby requiring that a wearer insert his/her hand through the lower portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Belinda Sue Bower
  • Patent number: 7913321
    Abstract: A garment for covering a user and a child supported in a child carrier that has a layer of material with a first opening in the layer constructed and arranged to accommodate the head of the user. The garment also has a second opening in the layer constructed and arranged to accommodate the head of the child. The garment is constructed and arranged to be worn by the user to protect the user and the child from the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventors: David Hamilton Radcliffe, Melissa Roth Radcliffe
  • Patent number: 7810171
    Abstract: A T-shirt style nursing garment is described. A T-shirt or other type of torso garment has an opening along the sides of the garment starting from under the arm to approximately half-way down the length of the garment. The opening is not apparent or obvious to someone looking at the garment. The nursing garment allows a woman to breastfeed without exposing any portion of the breast or shoulder. In order to provide access to the breast by a nursing infant, the woman does not have to unhook or unzip the garment or remove any other portions of clothing, such as panels or flaps. Upon separating the back and front panels of the nursing garment to create the opening, the woman pulls the front panel of the garment toward the middle of her chest thereby creating the opening and exposing the breast for the nursing infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Julia P. Moore
  • Patent number: 7780502
    Abstract: A partial undergarment for covering a female's exposed cleavage area when an outer garment is worn over a bra, the partial undergarment includes a piece of material configured to extend from a first strap of the bra to a second strap of the bra, and between cups of the bra, and a plurality of fasteners respectively connected to the piece of material so that the material is attachable to the bra. The piece of material is attachable to at least two of the first strap of the bra, the second strap of the bra, and between the cups of the bra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventors: Patricia A. Calamari, Karla A. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20090265830
    Abstract: A nursing garment has an outer bodice adapted for pulling down to expose an inner bodice, wherein the inner bodice has respective breast-feeding openings. The outer bodice provides breast cups. The outer bodice provides a bra-like support. The inner bodice is stretchable to provide a bra-like support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Lisa A. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 7591706
    Abstract: A support garment or support bra includes a first front section having overlapping panels that are visible when the support garment is in a first position. A second front section is provided that is visible when the support garment is turned inside out. The second front section includes a single panel that covers the two overlapping panels. The first front section forms a first silhouette and the second front section forms a second silhouette, such that the first silhouette is visually different than the second silhouette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Dawn Barbour, Colleen McCann
  • Patent number: 7520794
    Abstract: A garment including a panel comprising a first and a second layer of fabric. The panel has a front and a back, a first outermost corner disposed at a junction between a first upper side seam and a first lower side seem, and a second outermost corner disposed at a junction between a second upper side seam and a second lower side seam. An article of clothing comprising a fabric panel having a top, a bottom, a left side, a right side, a front and a back. The article has six seams. There are six corners, each of the corners being disposed at a junction between two of the six seams, and a plurality of attachment devices disposed on the back of the garment. A garment consisting of a front layer of fabric, a back layer, six seams, six corners and six attachment devices disposed on the back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Julie A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080229473
    Abstract: An article of apparel is disclosed that includes zones with a textile having a structure that changes or is otherwise modified by a physical stimulus, such as the presence of water or a temperature change, to modify a property of the textile. The zones may be along a center back area and side areas of the apparel, and the textile may increase in air permeability when exposed to water. The zones may also be in an upper area of the torso and in a lower back area, and the textile may increase in texture when exposed to water. In some embodiments, slits are formed in the textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Baron, Karin Elizabeth Carter, LaShurya M. Wise
  • Patent number: 7415734
    Abstract: A thermally-insulative, breast-supportive undergarment comprising an anterior fabric portion, a posterior fabric portion, and an elastic band member is disclosed. The anterior fabric portion and the posterior fabric portion each essentially comprise thermally-insulative material having latitudinally-oriented fabric elasticity. The anterior fabric portion and the posterior fabric portion are attached to one anther at seam sections to cooperatively form a neck-covering sleeve, a midriff-receiving aperture, and laterally opposed arm-receiving apertures. The elastic band member is cooperatively associated with the midriff-receiving aperture and inherently has bidirectional band elasticity. The bidirectional band elasticity is also latitudinally-oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Jennifer B. Donnelly
  • Patent number: 7409728
    Abstract: A “SuiteMate” mock blouse comprising a panel of decorative fabric that spans the chest area and which attaches at its upper corners to a user's bra straps by hook and loop fastener® attachments or fabric clamps, or to the skin by self-adhesive skin attachments. The mock blouse is secured at the lower corners around the upper waist by tie-strings. The mock blouse minimally covers the body in the chest area and ensures much greater breathability and comfort. The convenient attachments and tie-strings hold the mock blouse securely in place, and allow more convenient no-fuss application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Inez Rucker Harry
  • Patent number: 7396274
    Abstract: A bicycle shirt or similar garment having a relatively large pocket positioned on the back of the top, the top further comprising a torso-encircling elastic band, which is incorporated within the bottom opening of a shelf bra in the main embodiment, wherein the pocket is provided with an elastic band that is connected to the torso-encircling elastic band such that stress on the pocket elastic band is transferred or shared by the torso-encircling elastic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventor: Holly Wiegmann
  • Patent number: 7222372
    Abstract: A method and device for securing a tee shirt to a bra. The device is an elongated fabric strip with a first fastener on one end and a second fastener on the other end. The fasteners are preferably of the hook and loop type. They are positioned so that when the elongated fabric strip is curled into a loop, the first and second fasteners can be attached to maintain the fabric strip in the loop. The method for applying the device is as follows: The lower portion of the tee shirt is passed under the center web of the bra, then back out through the neck opening. The present device is then looped around the looped portion of the tee shirt. The hook and loop fasteners are pressed together to secure the tee wrap. In that state it securely attaches the tee shirt to the bra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventors: Debra A. Bruckart, David B. Bruckart
  • Patent number: 7089597
    Abstract: An upper body garment which selectively supports the muscles used during inhalation without hindering the movement of the spinal column. The upper body garment is constructed by stitching, to a shirt that adheres closely to the body, a plurality of band-form fabrics having a stretchability lower than that of the shirt. The stitching of the band-form fabrics occurs along several defined anatomical lines such as: the first lines that extend from the left and right acromia to a portion that corresponds to the center of the sternum, second lines which extend from this portion corresponding to the center of the sternum, pass beneath the breast area, and extend to the left and right armpit areas, and third lines which connect the left and right armpit areas of the second lines to each other on the back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Wacoal Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuko Horii, Makoto Oyama, Toshiko Murakami
  • Patent number: 7083494
    Abstract: An integrated garment including an outer layer for covering a woman's breasts, the outer laying including a top end, a bottom end and side seams and an inner layer having a perimeter and a substantial support structure extending from a front of the garment to a back of the garment in at least a bust region of the garment. The inner layer includes at least two different stitch patterns each having a respective yarn and is substantially attached along at least a portion of the perimeter to the outer garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Sansu Limited
    Inventors: Jewly Sandroussi, Suzy Ratcliffe
  • Patent number: 7076809
    Abstract: A form fitting nursing tank top/undershirt made with a stretch fabric includes an invisible built in nursing bra. The invisible nursing bra is partly internal and partly external. The external portion of the built in nursing bra is the left and right shoulder straps, which from outside appearances form an integral part of the tank top/undershirt. The internal portion of the built in nursing bra is formed by a soft cup frame attached at the bottom to an elastic chest band and attached at the top to the front of the shoulder straps. In the back of the garment, the elastic chest band is attached to an internal back piece of fabric on the inside of the tank top. The internal back piece of fabric extends upward from the elastic chest band to the shoulder straps at the back, which shoulder straps each include an adjustable length section. Internal nursing flaps are attached at the bottom to the soft cup frame and at the top to the tank top body which forms external nursing flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Line Rothman
  • Patent number: 6983489
    Abstract: A nursing garment and support bra is provided as an outer body covering for a nursing mother suitable as a sleeping garment which provides support for the breasts and access to the breasts by a nursing infant, provides breast pad pockets to hold breast pads to contain flow from leaking breasts, or prostheses, provides two Vneckline breast retention panels easily slipped off the wearer's shoulder or pulled to one side to expose a breast for nursing by a nursing infant, and can function as a support bra for women who have undergone surgery and have use of a prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Raggle, Inc.
    Inventor: Germaine Caprio
  • Publication number: 20040154069
    Abstract: The circumference of a shirt's waistline, i.e., the taper, is continuously adjustable through the use of a releasable fastening device having a first portion that is releasably attachable to a second portion. The first portion and the second portion are complementary to one another and are located in one plane of the shirt fabric, on a side away from the wearer. The releasable fastening device is located below the beltline of the trousers worn with the shirt so that it is unnoticeable, and is light weight so as to be unobtrusive. To adjust the taper, the shirt is folded so that at least some extent of one of the first and second portions is positioned on top of the other and releasably fastened thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: David B. Johnson, Jeffrey A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6550067
    Abstract: This invention relates to a brassiere garment for use in nursing. The brassiere garment is constructed as a garment. The brassiere garment portion of the garment has adequate support and is provided with cups which can be opened and closed without having to unfasten a brassiere garment from a wearer. The cups fit snugly enough to hold breast pads in place. The garment portion is aesthetically pleasing. Thus the invention provides a garment which is self sufficient, not requiring a bra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Jillaine Bee Force
  • Publication number: 20030070206
    Abstract: A reversible garment comprising a top portion for covering at least the upper torso and shoulder portions of a body of a wearer, and a bottom portion for covering at least the waist and upper thighs of the wearer. The bottom portion further includes a first side that is configured to have a first design and a second side that is opposite the first side and is configured to have a second design. In one embodiment, the bottom portion has at least one pocket portion movably attached to the bottom portion and a corresponding pocket slot adjacent to the pocket portion. The pocket portion has a first pouch and a second pouch wherein the first pouch has an exterior side configured with the first design and the second pouch has an exterior side configured with the second design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventor: Victorio Palumbo
  • Patent number: 6499142
    Abstract: A woman's shirts having an omasum-inner-wall like textile structure, defined as a bulbous unit above a planar base, to render desired elasticity to a shirt. The shirt of this invention is excellent in resilient elasticity, original shape retainability and shape stability. The shirts of this invention is free size, one size fitting all. The shirt is much lighter than average women's winter shirts. Thermal insulation is adequate. Packing size is much smaller than comparable women's winter wear. The material for these shirts is composed of wool and polyester which are treated with hand followed by heat treatment with heat and moisture to make the omasum-like structure. The shirts of this invention emphasize the bodyline of women's breast and decorates the line with embossing to render a more sensual appreance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventor: Jong Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 6353934
    Abstract: A outerwear comprising of a front body cloth, a rear body cloth, right and left flank cloths having a predetermined width and right and left sleeve cloths, one edge of each right and left flank cloth is sewn to the front body cloth and the other edge of each right and left flank cloth is sewn to the rear body cloth such that each sewing line does not coincide with right and left flank lines, each of the right and left flank cloth is extended to the under-sleeve part sewn to the sleeve cloth; an elongation percentage of each of the front body cloth and the rear body cloth is set high in a horizontal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Tada, Akio Sugi, Satomi Fujita
  • Patent number: 6343727
    Abstract: A garment to be worn by an adult for carrying an infant comprising a tubular carrier portion adapted to encircle the adult wearer from the shoulders to the waist with armholes being provided along sides of the garment to create a hands-free feature of the garment, a drawstring connected along the bottom of the garment to permit the garment to be pulled tight against the waist of the wearer, a second drawstring connected along the top edge of the garment, the rear portion of the garment being gathered, folded and vertically stitched to create a shorter vertical dimension of the garment in the rear as compared with the front, the front portion of the garment constituting a pouch in which a baby can rest, the top drawstring being adjustable for the comfort and safety of the baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Patent number: 6205585
    Abstract: A garment that replaces a full shirt or blouse which is comprised of a frontal portion piece of material that attaches to an undergarment by the engagement of male and female snaps around the undergarment. The garment is fastened around the torso of the wearer by means of an elastic band with a hook which engages an elastic loop. Three female snaps are provided in order to adjust the drape of the neckline of the garment. An optional scarf may be attached to the garment in order to create a matching ensemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Cee Caryn Designs Ltd.
    Inventor: Karen Capparelli
  • Patent number: 6000993
    Abstract: A lady's undergarment is provided which has a front neck hole seam that is generally W-shaped and has a raised middle section which falls in between the user's breasts. The undergarment has a lower opening that is defined by a generally straight back hem and a bevel front hem which has a lowermost portion that is cut at an angle. The undergarment may include one strap or two straps or be strapless. A collar may be attached to the undergarment. The back hem of the lower opening of the undergarment may be sufficiently long to be passed between the legs of the user and extended upwards to be attached to the undergarment. The undergarment may include cushioning means at several different sections of the undergarment. Undergarments that are designed for women who are missing one or both breasts may have cushioning to line area where breast is missing. The undergarment may include a flap between the folds of the breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Jane D. Hufstedler
    Inventor: Doris Diann Erwin
  • Patent number: 5946725
    Abstract: An article of clothing such as a shirt or blouse which allows for Kangaroo Care by providing skin to skin contact between a person and infant which includes a pouch or pouches on the inside of the shirt centrally located thereon in which the infant may be placed. A larger pouch for a more developed infant may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventors: Ellen Shatzkin, Madeline Williams
  • Patent number: 5946726
    Abstract: A woman's sport top with interior bust support is provided. The bust support is provided by two interior bust support sections fastened to opposite sides of the inside of an outer fabric and detachably connected together. Fastening means in the center of the front of both the interior bust support and the outer fabric allow the sport top to be opened and closed easily and comfortably in the front of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Margaret R. Green
  • Patent number: 5842230
    Abstract: A halter top made from recycling a pair of pants. The halter top embodies a body strap formed from the waistband of the pair of pants, a right and a left breast cup formed from the back pockets of the pair of pants, and connecting straps for holding the halter top in place formed from the seams of the pair of pants. The method of making the halter top involves detaching pieces of the pair of pants in nearly a single sequence and reassembling the pieces to form the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: William P. Laudick
  • Patent number: 5839628
    Abstract: A device attached to a shirt having excess material in the waist area comprising a central member and two wing members hingedly attached at each end of the central member, where each wing member is folded back against the central member to form a single, smooth pleat of the excess shirt material on each side of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Freese
  • Patent number: 5772492
    Abstract: A lady's undergarment is provided which has a front neck hole seam that is generally W-shaped and has a raised middle section which falls in between the user's breasts. The undergarment has a lower opening that is defined by a generally straight back hem and a bevel front hem which has a lowermost portion that is cut at an angle. The undergarment may include one strap or two straps or be strapless. A collar may be attached to the undergarment. The back hem of the lower opening of the undergarment may be sufficiently long to be passed between the legs of the user and extended upwards to be attached to the undergarment. The undergarment may include cushioning means at several different sections of the undergarment. Undergarments that are designed for women who are missing one or both breasts may have cushioning to line area where breast is missing. The undergarment may include a flap between the folds of the breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Jane D. Hufstedler
    Inventor: Doris Diann Erwin
  • Patent number: 5664257
    Abstract: A combination, convertible hat/bag/halter top formed from an elasticized strip which can be connected at a first end to form a closed loop, to which a dividable body is attached. The elasticized strip may be connected at one end to form a closed loop. The article converts easily into a hat, a bag and a halter top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Inventor: Richard Hall
  • Patent number: 5661852
    Abstract: An orthopedic shirt used by a patient during a post-operative stage of a repair procedure or treatment involving a patient's shoulder, arm or upper body region, and used with an upper body immobilization device such as an abduction pillow, brace, cast, splint, and the like. The orthopedic shirt consists of a first panel and a second panel that are substantially cut so that either panel may serve as a front or a rear of the shirt. Each panel consists of an outer edge. Each panel further defines a sleeve portion also containing the outer edge. Releasable fasteners are disposed along at least one outer edge of the panels, and sleeve portions of the panels. These fasteners releasably interconnect the two panels, and segments of the sleeves. This releasable interconnection of the panels, and sleeves allows the patient to be dressed or undressed without involving the movement of an immobilized shoulder, an upper body region that has undergone trauma, or an upper body region that has undergone treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Inventor: Nia M. Kessler
  • Patent number: 5652961
    Abstract: A new design for the clothing worn by hospital personnel known as, "scrubs", is disclosed, including a strap at the neck which forms a loop for holding a stethoscope. Detachable sleeves, also held together with Velcro, are also provided for enabling to user to take off the bottom part of the sleeve and wear standard length short sleeves and reattach them as needed. A two-pocket pouch at the waist area with two separate flaps covering these pockets are provided, and are secured shut by Velcro to the lower half one at a time or simultaneously. The area behind the two pockets creates a third, wide pocket. There is also a double pocket on the sleeve for pens, pencils, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventor: Robin Lee Knight-Yurt
  • Patent number: 5640715
    Abstract: A garment is provided which is capable of being moved between a folded up position and a folded down position. In the folded up position, a false front simply appears to be the front of a regular garment. In this position, the bib is attached to a torso covering means by at least one fastener. A separate attachment holds the bib to the torso covering means substantially along the waist of the wearer. In the folded down position, however, a lined bib is provided which gives a measure of protection against spills of beverages, foods, paints, compounds, elements, industrial substances, and so on. In this position, the waist portion attachment is engaged, while the fasteners are disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: Flip N'Wear
    Inventor: Juel S. Adams
  • Patent number: 5564126
    Abstract: A partially or fully open type upper garment for patients includes a left front piece, a lower front piece, a rear piece, a left sleeve and a right sleeve sewn together. The left front piece and the right front piece is joined together by means of a first fastening device. At least one side of the front pieces is provided with a slit which runs lengthwise of said front piece and its contiguous sleeve. A second fastening device is provided at the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignees: Chia-Tein Chou, Shiu-Yin Cheng
    Inventor: Chao-Mu Chou
  • Patent number: 5553323
    Abstract: An upper garment for patients which includes a back panel for covering over the back of a patient, two front panels sewed up with the back panel and fastened together by a zipper and respectively fastened to either side of the back panel by a respective zipper for covering over the front side of the upper body of the patient, two opposite sleeve panels respectively sewn up with the back panel and fastened up into a sleeve by a respective zipper in the longitudinal direction for covering around the hands of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Inventors: Chia-Tien Chou, Chao-Mu Chao
  • Patent number: RE41654
    Abstract: A women's garment with built-in breast support and no underwire, comprises an exterior fabric layer for covering the torso. A exterior fabric layer has an upper part for at least partly covering the breasts. An interior fabric layer is connected to the upper part of the exterior fabric layer and is sized to extend only over the upper part of the exterior fabric layer on the inner surface thereof cover at least part of the breasts of a woman. A pair of side support panels are connected to the interior fabric layer, each at over one lateral area of the torso, the lateral areas being adjacent respective lateral sides of the breasts and are made of non-stretch material for supporting the breasts. A pair of tapes or other fixing mechanisms are connected to the interior fabric layer and extend along respecting medial edges of the side support panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: A & F Trademark, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Powers Struble, Jami Leigh Anderson Rudolph, Tiffany Nicole Harris, Christine Marie Kennedy, Joshua Andrew Baumer