Jacket Type Patents (Class 2/108)
  • Patent number: 11103018
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a multifunctional athletic apparel. The multifunctional athletic apparel comprises a vest garment and a legging. The vest garment is configured to convert between a vest configuration and a bag configuration. An upper edge and a lower edge of the vest garment are fastened one over another via one or more fasteners to form a bag configuration. The upper edge and the lower edge of the vest are unfastened to form the vest configuration. The legging have a tubular body of thigh high length. The tubular body comprises a first end configured to maintain the legging above the knee and the second end configured to grip an ankle area of a wearer. The multifunctional athletic apparel enables users to change clothes by eliminating the need for a dressing room or seclusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Bonita Upshaw
  • Patent number: 10858071
    Abstract: A cover for an object, such as a boat, that can accommodate at least one optional feature of the object. The cover has at least one area that can be expanded to accommodate an optional feature of the object or collapsed if the object does not have an optional feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dowco, Inc.
    Inventors: David Baird, Caleb Stith
  • Patent number: 10842209
    Abstract: An outergarment has a shoulder strap attached to an upper portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Cassandra Kennedy, James Nickolas Smith
  • Patent number: 10806200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a functional uniform for preventing foreign matters from being introduced therein, while a wearer is playing sports, and the uniform, which is separated into a top and a bottom, includes: the top having a non-exposed lower part having side slits and an exposed upper part having no side slits, the non-exposed part having a back surface portion located on the back side thereof with respect to the side slits in such a manner as to be inserted into the bottom at the time when the uniform is worn and a front surface portion located on the front side thereof with respect to the side slits in such a manner as to be disposed on the outside of the bottom at the time when the uniform is worn, the front surface portion having at least two or more pulling slots formed long in up and down directions on the upper side thereof in such a manner as to pull out belt loops disposed on the bottom toward the outside of the top and first fixing members disposed on the lower side thereof under the p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Hyoungkil Park
  • Patent number: 10645985
    Abstract: A trim piece assembly is provided herein comprising a first set of apertures providing access to a drawstring channel, and a second set of apertures that do not provide access to the drawstring channel. The trim piece assembly may be incorporated into various apparel items, such that the trim piece assembly allows for a drawstring to be positioned on an interior surface or exterior surface of the apparel item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Lomax, Nahid Nooshi
  • Patent number: 10631581
    Abstract: An undergarment such as a bra has very sheer sleeves such that the sleeves are virtually invisible. The sheer sleeves are also elasticized, for example, made of nylon and spandex, to provide compressive support to the wearer's arms. The sheer sleeves may have a color that matches one of several different skin tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Margo Marie Zatkovich
  • Patent number: 10624438
    Abstract: A fluid container can comprise a flexible bladder having an internal region for storing a fluid, a bladder opening at an upper end portion of the bladder for allowing passage of fluid in or out of the internal region, a lower rigid member secured to an outer surface of the bladder at a lower end portion of the bladder, an upper closure secured to the bladder over the bladder opening for selectively closing and opening the bladder opening, and a rigid, removable handle, wherein the handle has an upper end portion that is detachably coupled to the upper closure and a lower end portion that is detachably coupled to the lower rigid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Patent number: 10588366
    Abstract: A vent structure and a method of forming a vent from a vent structure are described herein. The vent structure includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member, and a set of ribs extending between the first elongate member and the second elongate member. The first elongate member is configured to be attached to a first side of an opening formed in an article of apparel and the second elongate member is configured to be attached to a second side of the opening, the second side being opposite the first side. Collectively, the first elongate member, second elongate member, and the set of ribs bias the first side and the second side to an open configuration that exposes and expands the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventors: Nick Cienski, Alan Guyan, Matthew Re
  • Patent number: 10575613
    Abstract: An interchangeable handbag system includes a stand alone foundation handbag having an inner storage accommodating surface and an outer decorative surface. The foundation handbag may have regions, such as a hollow interior, front panel, a rear panel and a bottom panel connected by at least one edge to form a hollow container open at a top end thereof. Alternately the foundation handbag may be a flexible open-top container with a closed bottom, where the hollow interior, front and rear regions are part of the continuous container. The handbag system includes one or more reversible and/or non-reversible outer bottomless band trim covers that fit over a portion of the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The bottomless band trim covers may fit over a portion of the foundation bag and/or another bottomless band trim cover. The bottomless band trim covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ID Bag, Inc
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Patent number: 10464643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a life jacket based on a fuel cell that can store hydrogen fuel in it. Particularly, the present invention provides a fuel cell based life jacket that can utilize electricity, heat and water generated during the operation of a fuel cell as a power source of a life extension tool and a personal location beacon. The fuel cell based life jacket of the present invention comprises a fuel cell unit for supplying electricity, a hydrogen fuel supply unit for storing and supplying the hydrogen fuel required for the fuel cell unit to generate electricity, a signal output unit for transmitting a signal using the electricity generated by the fuel cell unit, and a heat generating unit for recovering and transferring the heat generated in the fuel cell unit, wherein the hydrogen fuel supply unit generates hydrogen by using a hydrogen generation composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Byung Rak Son, Dong Ha Lee, Oh-Seok Kwon, Won-Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 10285463
    Abstract: Aspects herein provide for an apparel item having an integrated parachute structure and a set of intake ducts. The parachute structure is configured to transition from a first slack state to a second inflated state subsequent to air entering the set of intake ducts incident to ground locomotion of the wearer thereby increasing air resistance to wearer movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Parkinson
  • Patent number: 10271588
    Abstract: A shorts garment comprising insulating fleece and durable, wind-blocking patch pockets. The shorts comprise fleece front and rear panels with high air permeability. The patch pockets comprise durable, non-stretch fabric with low air permeability. The low air permeability of the patch pockets provides wind and cold protection for the thigh areas. The air permeabilities of the pocket fabric and fleece fabric are within disclosed numerical ranges. Additionally, the pocket permeability is optionally less than ½, ¼ or 1/10 the permeability of the fleece panels. The patch pockets protect the fleece from wear and abrasion. A crotch area between the pockets has high air permeability fleece, and so the crotch receives cooling air ventilation. The patch pockets preferably cover about 20%, 30%, 40% or more of the front fleece panels. The present shorts garment is comfortably warm in cool temperatures and over a wide temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Steinberg
  • Patent number: 10244797
    Abstract: A shirt or garment to be worn by a person and having a flip-up panel that is connected to a front panel of the shirt or garment, wherein the flip-up panel is movable between a lowered position in which it substantially covers the front panel to a raised position in which a portion of the front panel previously covered by the front panel is exposed and the flip-up panel substantially covers a face of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LOGAN FLIP UP LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Comeau, Mark Avery-Kenny
  • Patent number: 10159290
    Abstract: Outerwear, such as thermally insulated jackets and pants are disclosed. The outerwear may include insulative panels that are positioned, oriented, sized, and shaped according to a body mapping. The body mapping may indicate areas where insulative material should be reduced to improve the mobility of a wearer of the outerwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BROWNING
    Inventor: Misty Christina Fowler
  • Patent number: 10004283
    Abstract: A garment with an integral heater means comprises an outer shell assembly, flexible heating elements, a solar-based recharging means, a controlling means, and a power source. The heater means further comprises a plurality of flexible heater elements located integrally throughout an inner shell assembly affixed to the outer shell assembly. The power source comprises a built-in battery pack which is charged using a plurality of photovoltaic panels via an integral charge controller. The outer shell assembly further comprises a plurality pockets, drawstring closures, and elastic cuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jayne Baude, Hassan Niksirat
  • Patent number: 9961949
    Abstract: A carrier for transporting an animal is constructed from a hoodie jacket manipulated into a cross-body, i.e., sling-style, outer bag for carrying small animals. The jacket's sleeves are joined to one another to create a shoulder strap. Preferably, the jacket has two sewn-in front pockets and a full-front pull zipper that extends from the bottom of the jacket to the neck aperture. The carrier has a separate, removable sleep bag to provide additional comfort to the animal and ease entry and exit of the animal into and out of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Nancy M. Rojas
  • Patent number: 9731152
    Abstract: A flame resistant garment, in certain embodiments, may include multiple garment portions to provide different degrees of protection for welding or another application. In one embodiment, the flame-resistant garment may include a base garment and one or more supplemental protective layers or garments. For example, the base garment may include a jacket, a vest, a coverall, a jumpsuit, an overall, pants, trousers, a smock, a hat, a hood, or a combination thereof. The protective layer may include a bib or any other suitable attachment to add further flame resistance. Further, the multiple garment portions may be coupled together via a snap fastener system, a hook-and-loop system, a button system, a zipper system, a buckle system, or a clip system, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: John A. Swartz, IV
  • Patent number: 9723882
    Abstract: An article of apparel convertible to a sleeping bag is comprised of a jacket having a body portion and a pair of detachable sleeves removably secured to respective shoulder portions of the portion by attachments. The body portion has an extendable waist section. The detachable sleeves have an elongated detachable closure extending longitudinally thereof to deploy the sleeve lengthwise whereby the pair of sleeves can be interconnected together to form a tubular leg pouch. The sleeves also have gussets extending from wrist bands thereof to expand when deployed. The top attachment zippers of the sleeves permit attachment of the tubular leg pouch to zipper fasteners in a lower edge of the extendable waist portion to form the sleeping bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Ronie Reuben
  • Patent number: 9596921
    Abstract: A detachable bag for holding objects includes a detachable front panel, a central hollow compartment, a detachable back panel, a detachable hood, and at least two shoulder straps. The detachable front panel includes a fastening member positioned along a perimeter of the detachable front panel for fastening the detachable front panel to the central hollow compartment. The central hollow compartment accommodates multiple objects, for example, books, etc. The central hollow compartment includes fastening members positioned along opposing perimeters of the central hollow compartment. The detachable back panel includes a fastening member, positioned along a perimeter of the detachable back panel for fastening the detachable back panel to the central hollow compartment. The detachable hood includes at least two fastening members for fastening the detachable hood to the shoulder straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Tamara Blanton
  • Patent number: 9578905
    Abstract: A ventilated medical leg garment comprises a foot covering, a leg covering, a lower elastic band, an upper elastic band, and a ventilation assembly. The foot covering and the leg covering cooperatively form an open-topped interior chamber for receiving a wearer's foot and lower leg therein. The ventilation assembly includes a ventilation patch, a screen mesh, and a hood. The ventilation patch is positioned over an orifice of the leg covering and includes a ventilation opening for allowing air to pass therethrough. The screen mesh extends across the ventilation opening for keeping the ventilation opening unobstructed. The hood extends over and past the ventilation opening for directing fluids and debris past and away from the ventilation opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stewart Sloan
  • Patent number: 8997262
    Abstract: Personal load-carrying systems are described. Embodiments include a waist belt having a pocket within which a support panel sets. An upper portion of the support panel resides in a sleeve coupled to a backpack or ballistic garment. The support panel thus supports some of the weight of the backpack or ballistic garment and transfers the load to the waist belt. Embodiments include personal load-carrying systems in which a backpack and ballistic garment use the same waist belt and support panel, and are interchangeable thereupon. Variations include personal load-carrying systems in which a ballistic garment and backpack are worn simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Phillip Alex Klein
  • Patent number: 8978166
    Abstract: A multi-function garment includes an article of clothing and pockets disposed thereon. Each pocket includes an opening, a lining, and a two-sided engaging unit. The lining of one pocket includes a storage body of a ring-like configuration. The storage body has an open external vacancy interrupting the ring-like configuration of the storage body and an inner vacancy having one end closed and the other end communicating with the external vacancy. A dimension of the external vacancy is smaller than a dimension of the inner vacancy, and a protecting layer is disposed on an inner surface of the lining. Besides a wearing function of sheltering users' skin, the interior of the lining can be reversed outward to allow the article of clothing to be stuffed into the storage body, which is then converted into a neck pillow configuration for achieving the multiple function of using. The structure of the garment is also compact and easy to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Well & David Corp.
    Inventor: Deng-Shan Huang
  • Patent number: 8925115
    Abstract: A first aid systems for an ultra compact first-aid pouch configured to fit behind the ballistic plates of a protective vest are disclosed. In this configuration, the first-aid kit is protected from shrapnel and tearing, is easily locatable and removable and does not effect the user's freedom of movement. When the first-aid pouch is removed from its protected location, it presents the first-aid equipment in a logical and easily viewable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Phokus Research Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Hanna, Jonathan M. Gumbert, Daniel C. Stein, Noel Edward Sons
  • Patent number: 8782813
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are directed to outerwear garments having an integrated suspension system that allows a user to carry the garment around the user's waist when the garment is not needed. One or more straps are provided that may be coupled to an interior surface of the outerwear. A single strap may extend around the body of the user, or, alternatively, multiple straps may be provided that are coupled to the outerwear and which may be coupled to each other to secure the straps. In various embodiments, the ends of the one or more straps may be coupled to one another to form a waist belt for attaching the outerwear about the waist of the user when the garment is not being worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Usami
  • Publication number: 20130254970
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to an upper garment. More specifically, the present invention relates to an upper garment having a pre-tensioned waistband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DASHAMERICA, INC. D/B/A PEARL IZUMI USA, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Curran, Cyndi Saggus
  • Publication number: 20130254969
    Abstract: A garment including one or more flowing zipper vents (e.g., opposing slider pairs on a zipper, etc) sewn onto a seam of the garment. The garment can include pants legs, wherein each of the pant legs respectively incorporate the fasteners, which when opened allow for venting of air to the interior of the pants to cool a wearer's legs. The garment can include sleeves, wherein each of the sleeves respectively incorporate the fasteners, which when opened allow for venting of air to the interior of the sleeves to cool a wearer's arms. Breathable mesh material can be included with the flowing zipper vent, inside the garment, to hold the garment together and protect skin from full exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: David A. Getzen, Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8484764
    Abstract: A zipper arrangement is configured to fasten a first fabric portion to a second fabric portion. The zipper arrangement includes a plurality of first zipper elements positioned along the first fabric portion and a plurality of second zipper elements positioned along the second fabric portion. A zipper closure includes a first closure member releasably coupled to a second closure member. The first closure member is positioned on a mid-portion of the first fabric portion and the second closure member is positioned on a mid-portion of the second fabric portion. A first slider is positioned on one side of the zipper closure and a second slider positioned on an opposite side of the zipper closure. When provided on a garment, the zipper arrangement may be used in association with a method for fastening a first garment portion to a second garment portion by moving the sliders in opposing directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonas K. Damon, Daniel A. Sanchez, Gregory Daniel Louis Germe, Kajsa Cornelia Anna Maria Westman, Jinseok Hwang, Allison S. Conner
  • Patent number: 8479316
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to an upper garment. More specifically, the present invention relates to an upper garment having a pre-tensioned waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: DashAmerica, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Curran, Cyndi Saggus
  • Patent number: 8448264
    Abstract: A jacket for tactical use by police, for example, has a side opening just below the arm to the bottom of the jacket, with a quick-opening feature for fast access to a weapon secured under the jacket. The side opening is closed by a zipper pulled downwardly, concealed by a flap when closed. A small gripping tab extends out at the exterior of the jacket near the bottom edge, at the end of a rip cord secured to a buckle or clip positioned along the inside surface of the jacket. The clip snaps together to hold the jacket opening secured at bottom. When the rip cord is pulled, this has the effect of releasing the buckle and opening the zipper to separate the jacket along the opening line. The wearer can thus quickly reach a weapon or other implement by a rapid one-handed pull of the rip cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: 5.11 Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 8341769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a garment that includes a torso portion and a pair of sleeves, with the junction between the torso portion and each of the sleeves including a closable opening. Each of the closable openings includes a first portion positioned on a respective underarm, extending along a side of the torso portion, and a second portion extending on a respective one of the sleeves, with each of the sleeves including a proximal portion adjacent the torso portion, a distal portion adjacent the proximal portion, and an arrangement carried by the proximal portion to maintain the distal portion in a lifted-up state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Walker Clarke Fayle, Brian Hans Pedersen, Anthony Richardson
  • Patent number: 8256024
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of a cold-weather garment. In one exemplary embodiment, a long-sleeve upper-body cold-weather garment includes a torso portion and two sleeve portions that are attached to and extend from opposite edges of the torso portion. The torso portion is made from a first material and the sleeve portions are each made from a second material. The first material is lighter per unit area and more breathable than the second material. The second material is heavier per unit area than the first material, but is more resistant to cold-weather environmental conditions. For example, the second material is water resistant, flame resistant and comprises an outer surface having a camouflage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Massif Mountain Gear Company, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8234720
    Abstract: A sweatshirt is disclosed that has a main body with a front panel and a back panel. The front panel includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The back panel also includes an inner surface and an outer surface. A pair of pockets having a pair of opposing edges is positioned on a lower edge of the front panel proximate the opening. At least one closure means is positioned in the front panel. The closure means includes a bottom zipper and a second zipper. The bottom zipper includes a first row teeth and a second row teeth extending along the pair of opposing edges in the front panel. The second zipper includes a first row teeth and a second row teeth extending along the opposing edges of the pair of pockets, each being proximate the bottom zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Seth Freedman, Lindsey Demayo
  • Publication number: 20120017348
    Abstract: A jacket, coat or windbreaker, particularly for tactical use by police, for example, has a side opening just below the arm to the bottom of the jacket, provided with a quick-opening feature for fast access to a weapon normally secured under the jacket. The side opening is closed by a zipper pulled downwardly and is concealed by a flap when closed. A small gripping tab extends out at the exterior of the jacket near the bottom edge, at the end of a rip cord that extends through an opening in the jacket and is secured to a plastic buckle or clip somewhat similar to a small seat belt, positioned along the inside surface of the jacket so as to be hidden from the outside. The buckle or clip snaps together to hold the jacket opening secured at bottom. When the rip cord is pulled, this has the effect of releasing the buckle, releasing a VELCRO strip that closes the flap at the bottom edge, and opening the zipper to separate the jacket along the opening line, up to just below the arm if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Chris Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 8082596
    Abstract: An item of clothing for personal air-conditioning which has at least one three-dimensional air-flow guiding structure. The air-flow guiding structure is an air-impermeable woven spacing fabric. At least one pocket exists to accommodate an air-pumping device. The pocket interior is connected to the structure which allows for an air-flow capable of being supplied by the air-pumping device into the structure or out of the structure and connected to the environment allowing air to be drawn from or expelled into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Entrak Energie-und Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Heinz Pohr, Alfred Vogler
  • Patent number: 8067759
    Abstract: A radiation protective vest includes a back panel with flaps at opposite lower sides and a pair of front panels, each panel containing radiation shielding material. Each front panel has an inner straight edge and a flap at a lower outer side. The front and back panels are connected to form the vest. A first strap is attached to one front panel and a second strap is attached to the other front panel. The second strap is threaded in a first sleeve attached to the inside of the back panel and the first strap is threaded in a second sleeve attached to the inside of the back panel. A fastener is provided on the free ends straps. When the vest is worn, the flaps of the front panels press against a user's waist and the back panel flaps overlap the front panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Burlington Medical Supplies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Francis Swartz, Nicholas J. Napoda
  • Patent number: 8011020
    Abstract: A flame-resistant shirt is described that has vents to facilitate heat release and air circulation while preserving flame-resistant qualities. The shirt has a standard front half, but a back half which includes a cape portion with openings to provide ventilation across the wearer's back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Riverside Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: William Vereen
  • Publication number: 20110197332
    Abstract: A ski jacket with a waist adjuster storage structure includes an upper fixing end fixed to the lining, and two jointing ends to be engaged with each other. A zipper half is stitched above the fixing end of the waist adjuster. Below the waist adjuster is disposed a pocket which opens upwards to store the waist adjuster, the lower end, and left and right ends of the pocket are connected to the lining, respectively, an upper end of the pocket is provided with a zipper half. The waist adjuster is received in the pocket, the zipper half at the upper end of the pocket is meshed with the zipper half of the waist adjuster to close the pocket. The waist adjuster can be stored in the storage structure, when the wearer isn't skiing, and the ski jacket can be worn as an ordinary jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Ching-Hung YU
  • Patent number: 7966667
    Abstract: A garment with underarm externally accessible breast pockets and method of use. An upper body garment is disclosed having garment sleeves attached to a garment trunk, and a pocket mouth disposed under each garment sleeve. A pocket is attached to the garment trunk at each pocket mouth. A passenger positioned behind a driver wearing the upper body garment may insert hands and arms through the pocket mouths and into the pockets for warmth, security, and or intimacy enhancement. Divots sized to accept human fingertips may be attached to the pocket floors for increased security of grip. Alternate embodiment garments include divots sized to accept fingertips on the front outside of a garment or life preserver, and hand indentations sized to accept the palm side of a human hand on the front outside of a garment or life preserver. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: GX, Inc.
    Inventors: Jodi Tomlinson, Kevin P. Cutlip
  • Patent number: 7954173
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a vented apparel, comprising: an outer shell; an inner liner disposed adjacent at least a portion of an inside of the outer shell; a vent through the outer shell, wherein the vent is substantially covered by a screen; a zipper on the inner liner; and an adjusting mechanism on the outer shell; wherein the adjusting mechanism is connected to the zipper in order to move the zipper between a closed position and an open position. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a vent system, comprising: a vent through an outer shell of an item incorporating the vent system, wherein the vent is substantially covered by a screen; a zipper on an inner liner of the item, wherein the inner liner is disposed adjacent at least a portion of an inside of the outer shell; and an adjusting mechanism on the outer shell; wherein the adjusting mechanism is connected to the zipper in order to move the zipper between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: PRL USA Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Collier
  • Patent number: 7921472
    Abstract: Garment (10) comprising means (20, 30) for active protection of the upper part of the body against falls and/or impacts with obstacles, in which a single active protection means (20, 30) extends from one side to the other of the chest above the sternum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Alpinestars Research SRL
    Inventor: Giovanni Mazzarolo
  • Patent number: 7917970
    Abstract: A fashionable hooded garment having an integrated cap and visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Itamar Shimshony
  • Publication number: 20100319101
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to an upper garment. More specifically, the present invention relates to an upper garment having a pre-tensioned waistband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: DASHAMERICA, INC. D/B/A PEARL IZUMI USA, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Curran, Cyndi Saggus
  • Patent number: 7841344
    Abstract: A jacket and method for surviving an avalanche. The method includes inflating an expandable member to generally encapsulate a head of a person. The jacket may comprise a pair of expandable members disposed in pockets of the jacket, and a canister communicating with one of the expandable members. Apparel comprising an inflated expandable member having a depending inflated portion that at least partly covers another inflated expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Sara E. Schlosser
  • Patent number: 7823220
    Abstract: An item of clothing is convertible between different configurations. A vest may be removably fixed onto a jacket by devices different from those which are used to fix together the front portions of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Alpinestars Research SRL
    Inventor: Giovanni Mazzarolo
  • Publication number: 20100132090
    Abstract: A Korean-style woman jacket design method is used in producing a jacket well-fitted to a woman with big breasts. The method includes the steps of: determining a back cover width L1 to be equal to one quarter of an armpit-passing chest girth plus n cm; determining a chest cover width L2 to be equal to one quarter of a nipple-passing chest girth plus m cm; determining a collar-back dimension L3 to be equal to [(neck girth/2)?p cm]/2; determining an armhole dimension L4 to be equal to (arm root girth/2) plus q cm; determining a cover flank dimension L5 to be equal to armhole dimension L4 plus r cm; determining a back cover height L6 to be equal to cover flank dimension L5 plus k cm; and determining a chest cover height L7 to be equal to back cover height L6 plus s cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Tae Bok Park
  • Patent number: 7707651
    Abstract: A two panel convertible maternity coat that can be used by a woman before, after, and during pregnancy, a pregnancy panel, and a baby panel. Pregnancy is accommodated through the addition of the pregnancy panel between the front sides of the coat. The pregnancy panel is wider at the bottom and tapered toward the top. The two panel convertible maternity coat also can be used as a garment for covering both baby and mother, father, or other wearer though the addition of the baby panel between the front sides of the coat. The baby panel is shaped wider at the top and tapers down to a lower portion. Means are provided for readily fastening each panel separately to the coat so as to provide for ease in transitioning between the uses of the coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Barbara E. White
  • Publication number: 20100000004
    Abstract: Inner wear for wearing beneath a jacket is provide, including a water permeable top suitable for wearing indoors in heated surroundings; and a waterproof, water repellent or water resistant band, the band attached to a bottom portion of the top below said jacket, and sized to cover the torso of a wearer. The band may be detachable from the top, and may be attached to the top via a hook and loop combination, buttons, snaps, or a zipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Suzanna LEVAC, Priscilla LEVAC
  • Publication number: 20090255031
    Abstract: A coat including a torso portion defining a torso cavity and including pair of portions that are releasably connectable together. The coat further includes a skirt positioned in the torso cavity. The coat is configured such that when the coat is worn by a wearer and the portions are releasably connected together the skirt generally sealingly engages the wearer. The coat is further configured such that the skirt automatically generally sealingly engages the wearer when the coat is worn by the wearer and the portions are releasably connected without requiring any further action by the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: LION APPAREL, INC.
    Inventors: Josephine McIntosh, Martin Lee Taylor, SR., Thomas S. Martin
  • Publication number: 20090249529
    Abstract: A jacket has several features useful for participating in a sport while wearing the jacket. The jacket may have a shell with a pocket in an upper region of the shell and a semi-rigid collar located in the pocket, wherein the semi-rigid collar is movable between a storage position wherein the semi-rigid collar is in the pocket and a use position wherein the semi-rigid collar is partially removed from the pocket. The jacket may also have a shoulder region with discrete areas of gripping material located on the shoulder region. The jacket may also have an inner core wrap having a perimeter, wherein a portion of the perimeter is removably attached to the outer shell that hugs the torso of a wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Amanda Marie Rodriguez, Patricia Elizabeth Dahan
  • Publication number: 20090222970
    Abstract: A tee shirt, polo type shirt and/or garment of simple design is quickly, easily and selectively changed into an innovative, versatile garment by alternating, reversing and/or interchanging extensions that consist of but not limited to cuffs, collars and layers that attaches by various means to necklines, tubular sleeves, waist or waistlines changing a garment of simple design into an innovative garment that is more versatile, more flexible, more adaptable and more purposeful, for a variety of situations, activities and/or requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Rhonda Hayes Coleman