Undergarments Patents (Class 2/113)
  • Patent number: 10834975
    Abstract: An undergarment comprising at least one tubular portion, wherein the tubular portion is reinforced with stiffeners in the direction parallel to the axis of the tube, to prevent bunching when another garment is put on over the undergarment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald Henry Heisser
  • Patent number: 10829875
    Abstract: Present aspects are directed a knit sleeve pattern having various pattern portions corresponding to different areas of a wearer's arm, such as a shoulder portion, a neckline extension, an elbow portion, a forearm portion, and a wrist portion. In further aspects, the underarm extension may displace a traditional underarm seam to a location below the upper arm portion, thereby including a front and back body extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Arnie J. Achtymichuk, Andrea J. Staub
  • Patent number: 10695214
    Abstract: Protective clothing and apparel for pets and animals, and method of using same, structured as a shirt and/or hat made of an ultraviolet protective rash guard material with at least on portion having cooling crystals integrated therein. In a first embodiment the clothing is directed to a pet shirt constructed having a top portion, bottom portion, and side portions arranged to form a generally tubular member having an opened torso end, two leg members, and a collar member. In a second embodiment the clothing is directed to a pet hat constructed having a top portion, side portions and a front portion having a visor member attached thereto, the side portions having a lower rim. Two ear members and securement means are integrated within the lower rim of the side portions. At least a portion of the shirt/hat comprises ultraviolet properties. Additionally, at least a portion of the shirt/hat comprises a cooling zone formed of a plurality of cooling crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Teresa Hilton
  • Patent number: 10582758
    Abstract: An eyeglass holder for the chest portion of a garment which uses a threaded button hole in the chest portion of the garment to support a pair of eyeglasses by inserting one of the temple legs of the eyeglasses into the threaded button hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Palmer Christopher DeMeo
  • Patent number: 10577173
    Abstract: A flexible bulk container comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and at least one sidewall defining an internal space. There is an access portion associated with the top wall for accessing the internal space through an open end of the access portion, and a position marker located at a predetermined position on the access portion for detection by a detector of a robotic system. A stack of flexible bulk containers is also provided. An insert for use with a flexible bulk container is also provided. The insert comprises: a head portion and a tail portion extending therefrom, the head portion having an insert upper edge and the tail portion being sized and shaped for engagement with an open end of a filling spout, and lateral spacer portions extending from the head portion, one on either side of the tail portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ELEMENT INTERNATIONAL TRADE INC.
    Inventors: Erhan Etiz, Sukru Cenk Sayin
  • Patent number: 10531696
    Abstract: An optimal range of motion garment is provided. The garment is capable of fitting over one or more shoulder pads. The garment comprises a front portion attached to a sleeve, a back portion attached to a sleeve, and a gusset attached to the front portion and the back portion. The gusset is configured to correspond to a negative space of the one or more shoulder pads. The garment may also comprise a sleeve opening attached to the sleeve. The sleeve opening is directed towards the front of a user at a specific angle. The gusset and sleeve opening being directed towards the front portion at a specific angle facilitate optimal range of motion for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Amie J. Achtymichuk
  • Patent number: 10478327
    Abstract: A wearable garment device, design, and method of manufacture that to support proprioceptive posture recovery and rebalance. The wearable device can be stand alone or integrated as lining into any outer apparel for daily wear with the additional therapeutic posture correction. The wearable device maintains breathability, comfort for daily wear, improves function, range of motion, and aesthetic appeal. A wear tech garment device and method of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: IFGCURE HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen H. Liu
  • Patent number: 10455866
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are flocked shapewear garments. The flocked shapewear garments comprise a fabric, an elastomeric coating, and flocking fibers embedded in the elastomeric coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Spanx, Inc.
    Inventors: Tosha L. Hays, Sylma Colon-Otten
  • Patent number: 10433601
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and apparatus for inhibiting sliding on ice or snow, for example, hockey jerseys and/or hockey pants made of a material, such as microfiber cloth, that inhibits sliding when a hockey player falls to the ice at speed. In some embodiments, the hockey garment includes an outer layer of micro-fiber material. The garment is optionally a hockey jersey, pants, elbow covering, kneepads, gloves, shin covering, forearm covering, and/or pants having a plurality of separated areas of micro-fiber material. Optionally, the garment includes stitching that sews the micro-fiber material to a plurality of inner cloth layers using a plurality of at least five curvilinear stitching paths equally spaced from one another through a first area of the garment and a plurality of at least five curvilinear paths equally spaced from one another through a second area of the garment spaced apart from the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Charles T. Bourn
  • Patent number: 10368606
    Abstract: A knitted component formed of unitary knit construction includes a ridge structure and a channel structure. The ridge structure is biased to curl about a first axis in a first direction toward a compacted position. The channel structure is biased to curl about a second axis in a second direction toward a compacted position. The first direction is opposite the second direction. Courses of the ridge structure extend in the same direction as the first axis. Courses of the channel structure extend in the same direction as the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Meir
  • Patent number: 10306931
    Abstract: A support shirt that provides support through the shoulders and across the chest of a wearer is provided. A gradual curvature or tilt of the sleeves of the support shirt toward the chest of the wearer provides additional support and prevents slack from occurring along the sleeves during weightlifting or other athletic or work activities. The sleeves are attached to the shirt body at sleeve arm holes. Each sleeve has at one end a sleeve opening and an opposite end which attaches to the shirt body. A centerline of the shirt forms a curvilinear axis and extends longitudinally across a front portion of the upper shirt body and the sleeves from the sleeve arm holes to the sleeve openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: John W. Inzer
  • Patent number: 10194703
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a business suit. The business suit includes front facing panels and upper sleeve panels formed of a first facing fabric; and an inner lining formed of a second moisture wicking fabric. The suit may further include exterior back panels or lower sleeve panels formed of the second moisture wicking fabric. The suit may further include a sleeve liner interior to a respective upper sleeve panel and the lower sleeve panel, the sleeve liner formed of a third fabric. In various embodiments, the business suit further includes pants. The pants include exterior facing panels formed of the first facing fabric; a waistband formed of the first facing fabric; and a pants liner formed of the second moisture wicking fabric and joined to the waistband. The pants may further include an exterior crotch insert panel formed of the second moisture wicking fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ABC GLOBAL, LLC.
    Inventor: Ronald Alphonse Carson
  • Patent number: 10172397
    Abstract: A protective shirt includes a chest portion made of garment material including a lining on a side of the chest portion that is closest to a wearer of the protective shirt. At least one layer of neoprene is securely fastened to the lining. The at least one layer of neoprene extends from a left side of the chest portion to a right side of the chest portion, and is located at an area of the chest portion nearest to a clavicle of a wearer of the protective shirt. The at least one layer of neoprene includes a plurality of spaced-apart segments of the at least one layer of neoprene. The protective shirt includes a neoprene neck pad. Embodiments of the protective shirt include cap-sleeve, short sleeve, long sleeve, sleeveless and tank top versions. In one embodiment, the garment material includes nylon and spandex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Nicole Biscuiti
  • Patent number: 10092044
    Abstract: A protective garment comprising a form-fitting, stretchable inner garment for covering part of a body of a wearer, the inner garment including a plurality of cushioning pads attached thereto with portions of the inner garment being free of the cushioning pads, and an outer shell partially overlying the inner garment, the outer shell including a plurality of flexibly interconnected protective pads cooperating with the cushioning pads to protect at least a major pan of the portion of the body, the protective pads being more rigid that the cushioning pads, and the outer shell being separable from the inner garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SPORT MASKA INC.
    Inventors: Leif Skottheim, Alain Castonguay, Pierre Paiement
  • Patent number: 9888735
    Abstract: Provided is a clothing as well as a clothing article having a similar structure of the clothing, the clothing comprising a base layer (200) having an inner surface and an outer surface; the inner surface being substantially planar and forming a first fluid passage (400) with human skin (200); the outer surface being formed as a flow-disturbing face or the outer surface being attached with components having flow-disturbing face; the base layer being provided with at least one through opening (500), through which the first fluid passage being communicated with the flow-disturbing face. The clothing and the clothing article of the present invention is particularly suitable for sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Xiaoyi Zhu
  • Patent number: 9872522
    Abstract: A shirt has a collar stand attached to a shirt body. The collar stand comprises an inner piece and an outer piece, wherein at least one of the inner piece and the outer piece is formed from a self-fabric fused with a fusible substrate, and wherein the collar stand has stretch and recovery in at least two directions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Talon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Herman Sydney Roup
  • Patent number: 9772166
    Abstract: Disclosed are ventilation systems for a ballistic resistant vest and related methods of creating a cooling barrier between a wearer's body and a ballistic vest. In a preferred embodiment, the ventilation system may be defined by a panel that features vented grooves. In a preferred mode of use, the panel is preferably positioned between a vest and the torso of a wearer of the vest whereby a space is created therebetween the vest and wearer so that air may freely flow. Suitably, the tension of the vest against the body is sufficient to hold the panel in place between the body and the vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Jeff Shelton
  • Patent number: 9635889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooling garment, comprising: a moisture-wicking under layer; and an impermeable outer layer, wherein the impermeable outer layer is attached to the moisture-wicking under layer forming at least one channel within the garment having a wetted perimeter of at most 5 inches; and an above ambient pressure gas supply operably attached to the channel. The present invention also relates to the cooling shirt or vest garment, comprising: a moisture-wicking under layer and an impermeable outer layer, wherein the outer layer is attached to the under layer forming a plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TDA Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Copeland, Girish Srinivas, John David Wright, Steven Charles Gebhard
  • Patent number: 9351523
    Abstract: A skirt liner 1 according to an embodiment of the present invention is provided with a skirt-type main body 10, and an abdomen and crotch tightening part 20 joined at one end side thereof to a region around a front waist part of the main body 10, extending from the one end side so as to cover an abdominal part and a crotch part, and joined at the other end side thereof to a back lower center of the main body 10, in which the portion of the abdomen and crotch tightening part 20 other than the one end side and the other end side is unjoined to the main body 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: WACOAL CORP
    Inventor: Yuka Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 9328209
    Abstract: A shape memory composite consisting of an electrospun non-woven fiber mat and an elastomeric resin matrix. The fiber mat is made from a semi-crystalline polymer, poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) and serves as the “switching phase” for shape fixing and recovery. The resin matrix, a crosslinked PDMS elastomer, imparts softness as well as entropic elasticity to the material. PCL is first electrospun from a chloroform/DMF solution. The resulting microfiber mat was then immersed in a two-part (base resin and crosslinking agent) mixture of Sylgard 184 with a vacuum applied to infiltrate the fiber mat with the mixture. The infiltrated fiber mat is then removed from the mixture and cured at room temperature for two days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Patrick T. Mather, Luo Xiaofan
  • Patent number: 9101168
    Abstract: An undershirt in one embodiment includes a tubular torso portion comprising a resiliently deformable material, wherein an upper region of the torso portion has two openings for insertion therethrough of an intended wearer's arms, wherein the upper region is closed at a top of the undershirt except for a hole for insertion therethrough of an intended wearer's neck, wherein a lower region of the torso portion is at least partially tapered and is long enough to about cover an intended wearer's buttocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Tommy John, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Patterson
  • 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: 8821461
    Abstract: A full coverage gown that is used in medical facilities is presented. The gown includes a urine catheter pocket affixed to the gown. The gown also includes a pair of ties affixed to the gown above the urine catheter pocket. The pair of ties is configured to loop and tie around a hook attached to a urine catheter bag to prevent a backflow of urine and to secure the urine catheter bag within the catheter pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Capstone Manufacturing LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia Kovensky
  • Patent number: 8756712
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a tzitzit garment that meets halachic (e.g., Jewish law) requirements for wearing tzitzit strings (e.g., fringes) on the corners of a four-cornered garment. The tzitzit garment includes two layers, including an under layer that is made of compression material that wicks perspiration away from the body of a wearer and an outer layer that is a four cornered garment, has tzitzit strings at each of the four corners and is attached to the under layer. Furthermore, the claimed subject matter provides a pant garment that includes grips to hold the tzitzit strings in place to prevent interference during physical activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Tamir Goodman Sports Consultant, LLC
    Inventor: Tamir Goodman
  • Patent number: 8756718
    Abstract: An undergarment to be worn beneath a protective vest or uniform permits escape of perspiration and heat, and ventilation so that the wearer can remain reasonably comfortable while wearing the vest. The undergarment has vertically elongated ribs or bars space the vest away from the torso to create ventilation channels. Heat and perspiration vapor escape at the neck of the vest. The ribs or bars can each comprise a cloth strip or pocket sewn onto the garment, to contain a lightweight rod of open-cell or closed-cell polyethylene foam. Three or more of these ribs can be sewn onto the front, and two or more sewn onto the back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Tymofy
  • Publication number: 20140106646
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a pocket that is attachable to a brassier (“bra”). The attachable pocket may include a first panel and a second panel forming an interior cavity. The attachable pocket also comprises a plurality of straps configured to be attachable to portions of a bra. In certain embodiments, the straps may be adjustable to attach to different sized bras and may be detachable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Underwraps, LLC
    Inventor: Hilda Delgado
  • Publication number: 20140102573
    Abstract: The inventive concept is directed to a cooling system incorporated into underwear such as shorts or T-shirts. The cooling system includes a circular tube incorporated into a hem of the above mentioned underwear. The circular tube is placed into the inner surface of the underwear by way of a tunnel sewn into waistline of the shorts or the bottom of the T-shirt. There is a multitude of T-shaped connectors located in strategically predetermined positions. Each of the T-shaped connectors has an air tube extending therefrom. The air tubes are directed downwardly in the case of shorts and are directed upwardly in the case of T-shirts. The air tubes are also located in tunnels sewn into the interior surface of the garment. The circular tube also has an outlet to be connected to a remote source of conditioned air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: John Larocque
  • Publication number: 20130326788
    Abstract: An undergarment, such as a corset, adapted to be worn about a torso of a wearer includes a body having first longitudinal edges. A separate panel is removably attached to the first longitudinal edges of the body. The separate panel can be replaced by another separate panel which has a different design, coloring, or material construction. The body may be formed of first and second separate body members which also are secured along second longitudinal edges by adjustable lacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Cheryl Bell
  • Publication number: 20130326787
    Abstract: A cropped camisole is provided. The cropped camisole has a body defining an opening configured to fit a portion of the torso of a woman. The camisole also has a top circumferential seam and a bottom circumferential seam, where at least one of the top and bottom seams is configured to lay flat during wear and not roll. The cropped camisole also has at least one strap that has two attachment points on the front face of the body of the camisole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Lauren Shepherd
  • Patent number: 8533871
    Abstract: A garment comprising an undershirt having a plurality of first pads, at least two mounting loops extending from the undershirt, a plurality of second pads, each of the plurality of second pads having at least two fingers, and wherein the at least two fingers are engaged with the at least two mounting loops to secure the plurality of second pads to the undershirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: John D. Fiegener, Daniel R. Armstrong, Michael Tintsman
  • Publication number: 20130133124
    Abstract: Underwear includes: a front body (10) formed by a stretchable material and having a cylindrical high neck portion (11) covering a neck at a top portion thereof; and a back body (13) formed by a stretchable material, having both bottom side edges stitched to both bottom side edges of the front body (10), a top edge stitched to a region from a bottom end of the neck portion (11) to a shoulder, and both top side edges forming armholes (3), wherein the front body (10) is made of a cylindrical material and is formed by cutting the cylindrical material in an axial direction from a bottom opening portion thereof to the high neck portion (11), and the back body (13) is made of a cylindrical material and is formed by cutting the cylindrical material in an axial direction from one end opening portion thereof to the other end opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: PAAG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Sumitomo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120233749
    Abstract: An undergarment to be worn beneath a protective vest or uniform permits escape of perspiration and heat, and ventilation so that the wearer can remain reasonably comfortable while wearing the vest. The undergarment has vertically elongated ribs or bars space the vest away from the torso to create ventilation channels. Heat and perspiration vapor escape at the neck of the vest. The ribs or bars can each comprise a cloth strip or pocket sewn onto the garment, to contain a lightweight rod of open-cell or closed-cell polyethylene foam. Three or more of these ribs can be sewn onto the front, and two or more sewn onto the back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Craig Tymofy
  • Publication number: 20120172821
    Abstract: The present invention is related to articles of clothing that can be used to lessen the symptoms of particular diseases and/or skin conditions, designs of the clothing, and methods and tools for commercializing and marketing the clothing. In one aspect, the present invention is directed to an article of clothing. The article of clothing includes at least a first coating. The first coating decreases the wicking or absorbance of water as compared to clothing that does not include the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. McKinney, Susan L. Wooldridge
  • Publication number: 20120144552
    Abstract: The present invention shows a faux camisole that a woman may put on to cover her cleavage when a low cut clothing item is being worn. For example, if a dress has a dipping neckline in front and the woman is going to work, a faux camisole can cover her cleavage. However, on her way home, if the woman stops for an evening out, the faux camisole may be removed to reveal the cleavage. The present invention shows a faux camisole that is attached to the straps of a brassiere worn by the woman, a torso strap holds the bottom of the faux camisole in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Marla Mason Ross
  • Patent number: 8133824
    Abstract: Fabrics and garments may include “dimensionalized” structures. The fabric may be “dimensionalized” by integrally forming a plurality of self-standing fabric surface modifying elements in the fabric material to thereby provide a fabric contact level different from (and/or reduced in surface area as compared to) the fabric base level. Garments may include this “dimensionalized” material, e.g., positioned at various locations to promote better evaporative cooling of the body or heat retention, such as along the wearer's spine, sides, and/or other locations that release substantial heat. The “dimensionalizing” structure may be formed in the material, for example, by molding, rolling, embossing, calendering, stretching, crimping, pressing, heating, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Louis Harber
  • Patent number: 8058343
    Abstract: Novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions and adhesive films formed therefrom are provided. The aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in solvent-free systems of a prepolymer comprising at least one polyether or polyester polyol, a mixture of MDI isomers, and a diol. The adhesive films from such dispersions can be heat-activated for bonding, lamination, and adhesion of textile fabrics, including stretch fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Invista North America S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Hong Liu, Carmen A Covelli, Douglas K Farmer
  • Publication number: 20110271420
    Abstract: An Upper-Body Undergarment (undershirt garment) that can be worn directly on top of the skin but beneath the next layer of garment as outer garment protection from upper body perspiration stains. The said undergarment is fashioned to allow ventilation and concealment and is ideal for wearing under outer garments such as shirts, T-shirts, coats, jackets, sweaters and the likes, especially in climates that are hot and the need to wear less clothing becomes important.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory Michel Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8051495
    Abstract: A garment includes a non-bamboo fabric body portion that has at least one high perspiration area. A bamboo fabric member is affixed to the high perspiration area. In a method of making a lower undergarment, a piece of non-bamboo fabric is cut so as to form an unassembled panty having a crotch member. A piece of bamboo fabric is cut so as to correspond in shape to the crotch member. The piece of bamboo fabric is affixed to the crotch member. The unassembled panty is sewn so as to form a completed panty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Suzanne C. Lee
  • Publication number: 20110225700
    Abstract: The present invention provides an entire line of undergarments for wear by men and women including panties, bras, T-shirts, boxers and briefs, with each garment from the line featuring discreetly hidden storage pockets incorporated into their design. Designed to provide consumers a hands free means of storing identification cards, credit cards, money or other small accessories without requiring the use of an easily pick pocketed wallet or purse, the Bank Undergarments line is produced in a range of sizes to accommodate females and males of a variety of statures and heights. The undergarments of the present invention are similar in design and function to traditional undergarments, with the added enhancement of the aforementioned pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Lorena Kogut
  • Publication number: 20110219511
    Abstract: A garment with surgical drainage support includes a sleeveless shirt with an opening that extends from a neck of the shirt to the bottom of the shirt along the front of the shirt to define a closure between a first front side of the shirt and a second front side of the shirt. The garment further includes a plurality of ties along the front of the shirt. Each of the plurality of ties includes a first tape attached to the first front side of the shirt and a second tape attached to the second front side of the shirt. The tapes of each tie are tied together to close the closure and untied to open the closure. The garment also includes at least one tie positioned on the shirt a distance away from the closure. The at least one tie includes a first tape and a second tape that are tied together to secure a drain bulb of a surgical drain to the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Ellen Beth Fishbein, Nancy Blitz
  • Publication number: 20110219514
    Abstract: A set of garment stays comprise a thin, plastic inner piece capable of repeated bending, shaping and shape retention which is encased in a thin and soft fabric layer. The composite may be coated with thin layer of silicon. The stays are secured within a garment, specifically, preferably, at the elastic waistband to prevent rolling of the waistband and to maintain the shape and position of the garment while being worn. Preferably, the inner piece is made of polyolefine and the outer casing is a soft, fabric similar to that used in underwire bra supports. Garments made with the inventive stays include control underwear and camisoles. A method of making garments with elastic segments which tend to resist rolling is disclosed, too.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: DELTA GALIL USA, INC.
    Inventor: Manette Mallon Scheininger
  • Publication number: 20110219513
    Abstract: A wire-free nursing camisole with detachable front straps is described. The nursing camisole allows the top of the camisole to be folded down in order to facilitate nursing. The lower half of the camisole encircling the tummy and lower back region is lined with a second layer of fabric capable of creating a smoothing effect of the tummy area, making it appear firmer and tighter. The camisole provides for fashionability, body shaping, and contouring, in a single garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: DESTINATION MATERNITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lisa A. HENDRICKSON
  • Publication number: 20110177757
    Abstract: An exercise garment includes front and rear panels with height adjusting straps that extend over the wearer's shoulders. The front panel includes an outer compression fabric and an inner cup assembly, which is essentially non-compressive. The cup assembly includes individual cups for each breast, which can each include an under support. An elastic band extends around the bottom portion of the garment. Tensioning structures, such as side flaps extending from the back to the front, can be provided to adjust the circumferential size of the garment. The garment can include releasable connectors on the side of the garment to at least partially release the compressive tension to aid in putting on and taking off the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: HEART&CORE LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer V. Swendseid
  • Publication number: 20110154553
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention is a flame resistant, durable, pill resistant undergarment. The undergarments are formed of a first knitted portion. The first knit portion is a well knit structure formed from air-jet spun yarns formed from an intimate blend of about 72 percent to about 80 percent modacrylic fibers and about 20 percent to about 28 percent cotton fibers. The linear density of the air-jet yarns are between about 30/1 cc and about 36/1 cc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Longworth Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Marie Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110126341
    Abstract: An undergarment, comprising: a collar portion made of a first dress shirt material; an upper shirt portion having a front upper shirt portion and a back upper short portion attached to the collar portion, the upper shirt portion made of a first dress shirt material, the front upper shirt portion being generally u-shaped and the back upper shirt portion being above the height of the underarm of the wearer; a lower body portion having a front and back, the lower body portion made of second fabric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Jamie Soriano
  • Publication number: 20110119803
    Abstract: A garment for women adapted to be donned and removed easily by a person without assistance. Said garment being formed of an outer cloth shirt and an inner cloth camisole; wherein both the shirt and the camisole are formed from substantially rectangularly shaped cloth sheets, the longer sides being recessed centrally thereof to form arm openings. The lower ends of the longer sides of the outer shirt being each provided with releasable fastening means and the shorter sides of the camisole having elastic strips attached thereto at the ends thereof, and the ends of the elastic strips being each provided with releasable fastening means. Both of the cloth sheets having head openings located centrally thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Denise Giroux
  • Publication number: 20110124267
    Abstract: A strapless camisole undergarment has a front upper portion which is detachably affixable to each of the fold-down cup cover flaps of a standard, top-opening nursing bra. Attachment is made just below the clasp on each fold-down cover flap. Intended to be worn beneath any front-opening or pull-over blouse or shirt, the undergarment enables a woman to discreetly breastfeed an infant maintaining her lower torso covered while her outer shirt is lifted or open. Thus, a woman desiring to nurse her child need only open or raise the outer shirt, unhook a cup cover flap, and lower both the flap and the attached undergarment in order to access a breast. When the child has finishing nursing on that breast, the woman raises the flap and reattaches it—along with the attached undergarment—to the hook at the top of the bra cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Elisa Sheranian Op't Hof
  • Publication number: 20110107494
    Abstract: A surgical gown (100) includes a body-covering portion (101) and, optionally, sleeves (102,103). A surgery procedure verification card (120) can be attached to the surgical gown (100). The surgery procedure verification card (120), which can be configured to be selectively detachable from the surgical gown (100), is configured to facilitate a start of a surgical procedure after completion of a predetermined procedure. The surgical gown (100) can be color coded to indicate a barrier level or the presence of the surgery procedure verification card (120). The surgical gown (100) can be included in a surgical pack (400). The surgical pack (400) can include one or more surgical procedure gowns (401,402) that are not color-coded, as well as a surgical drape (440). Methods of using and manufacturing the surgical gown (100) are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Kimberly M. Haines
  • Publication number: 20110094008
    Abstract: Sleeved undergarments for covering an intended wearer's arms and at least part of the torso of the wearer include: a) a torso section comprising a relaxed, and in some embodiments—loose, undergarment material and b) at least one sleeve section, wherein the at least one sleeve section is designed to cover at least a portion of each shoulder and each arm of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Kathy Najimy