Bed Garments Patents (Class 2/114)
  • Patent number: 11166500
    Abstract: A personal protective equipment (PPE) rear opening isolation gown is provided that can be used by workers in the healthcare industry. The isolation gown is reusable and can provide for ease of doffing, such as in a pull forward manner that is consistent with how current users of disposable isolation gowns are accustomed to removing such gowns, without substantial risk of damaging (e.g., tearing) the gown and without substantial risk of the transfer of potentially harmful microorganisms, body fluids, and/or particulate material, to the neck or hair on the head or neck of a wearer. The reusable, rear opening isolation gown is provided with an easy release fastener(s) that provides a safe and secure hold when fastened but permits the gown to be removed easily, quickly, and more safely than other reusable options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stewart, Kimberly A. Turner
  • Patent number: 11122844
    Abstract: A method of donning a magnetically-fastened upper garment is disclosed. The method and garment are configured for being carried out and worn, respectively, by a post-operative physically challenged individual using one arm only. The upper garment is configured for easy donning and removal without requiring another person's assistance, thus promoting independence of the individual. The upper garment has a front which is vertically separated from the rear at one side of the garment. A plurality of front and rear magnets are embedded in corresponding locations in the free edges along the vertical separation to effect closure of the garment and retention of the garment on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: John E. Coban, John E. Coban, II, Mary A. Coban
  • Patent number: 11116261
    Abstract: A medical work support system according to an embodiment includes an interface apparatus, a reception unit, and a control unit. The interface apparatus accepts operation by the user, outputs a signal corresponding to the accepted operation, and is detachably attached to wearing clothing configured to be worn by the user. The reception unit receives a signal output from the interface apparatus. The control unit executes predetermined processing based on a reception signal received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Kobayashi, Reiko Hashimoto, Takuya Sakaguchi, Kyojiro Nambu
  • Patent number: 11076648
    Abstract: A gown, comprising: a body member having integral or attached side panels extending behind a front of the body member; wherein the side panels overlap each other behind the front of the body member; means for attaching together the side panels where they are overlapped; wherein the body member defines a neck opening and left and right arm openings; and wherein the gown comprises left and right sleeves attached at the left and right arm openings, respectively. The means for attaching comprises one of the group consisting of welding, spot welding, sonic welding, heat welding, hot or cold glues, adhesives, tapes, hook and loop fasteners, micro adhesives and dry adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara J Benson, John M Sopcisak
  • Patent number: 11058569
    Abstract: Various apparatus, e.g., braces or supports, and methods for stabilizing a shoulder and/or arm of a subject are provided herein. In certain variations, a shoulder stabilization apparatus includes one or more inelastic, non-stretchable and/or rigid components which restrict or limit various types of shoulder and/or arm motion, e.g., abduction. The shoulder stabilization apparatus may include various accessory straps which restrict or limit various types of shoulder and/or arm motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Top Shelf Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Fair, Robert J. McCune
  • Patent number: 11051562
    Abstract: A garment in a preferred embodiment includes front, rear and first and second side panels and a hood all formed from a single piece of a high performance, water-proof, breathable material. The user may use releasable fasteners affixed above fixed connection points along each opposite side of the front and rear panels to adjust the size of the sleeve openings. Releasable fasteners are provided below the fixed connection points to allow the user to open or close the side edges of the front and rear panels below the fixed connection points. A plurality of releasable fasteners is provided along the bottom edges of the front and rear panels to allow the user to selectively adjust the fit about the user's torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Brella Brella LLC
    Inventor: Hugh J. Rundle
  • Patent number: 11019860
    Abstract: A gown is formed with a front, a back, a left side, a right side, a left lateral arm opening, and a right lateral arm opening. A plurality of flaps are each formed in an inverted U-shaped configuration with a lower horizontal section coupled to the gown. The gown has a openings positioned beneath the flaps. Fixed hook and loop fasteners around each of the openings and separable hook and loop fasteners on each flap are adapted to couple and uncouple. The flaps are adapted to be lowered to provide for use by a care giver when administering to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Wendy Dale Pierce
  • Patent number: 10842205
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to an apparel thermo-regulatory system that actively heats or cools a wearer. The apparel thermo-regulatory system comprises an apparel item, a dimensionally stable frame comprising at least one aperture that is affixed to an outer-facing surface of the apparel item at a predetermined location, an absorbent material applied to an exposed face of the dimensionally stable frame, and at least one thermoelectric module that is releasably positioned within the aperture of the dimensionally stable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hoonjoo Lee, Matthew D. Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 10779590
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a medical garment that resembles a shirt. The medical garment includes a body that includes a front portion attached to a back portion by one or more non-partable seams. The medical garment includes first and second sleeves on opposite sides of the medical garment. The first and second sleeves are coupled to the front portion and the back portion of the medical garment. The medical garment includes a flap formed on the front portion and configured to open to expose a portion of a person. The flap includes a partable seam that extends along a top of the body and a portion of a side of the body down to but not beyond a bottom part of the first sleeve where the first sleeve attaches to the body. The flap further includes a fastener to hold the partable seam in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Emilio Nares Foundation
    Inventors: Luz A. Quiroga, Corina Elizabeth Quiroga Banzer
  • Patent number: 10729188
    Abstract: The invention relates to a suit for aquatic activities, having a central part intended to cover the torso of the wearer as a close fit, the central part being formed between a ventral panel and a dorsal panel which are connected to one another laterally creating a top opening. The suit also includes two lateral openings and two lower openings with the ventral panel having a main slit extending between the upper opening and a lower end, the main slit to being equipped with a reversible opening device to allow the suit to be put on and taken off by transversely opening the ventral panel. The suit comprising an additional slit which extends in the dorsal panel between two ends, respectively an upper end and a lower end, the additional slit being equipped with a reversible opening device so as to allow the dorsal panel to be released transversely to make the suit easier to take off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DECATHLON
    Inventors: Olivia Meillassoux, Marie-Thérèse Cotza
  • Patent number: 10729190
    Abstract: Hospital gowns and methods of making hospital gowns are provided. For example, a hospital gown is provided that includes a front panel comprising an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface and a back panel comprising an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface. The front panel can be releasably securable to the back panel at different locations to create a gown with the interior surface of the front panel facing the interior surface of the back panel to form a releasable right shoulder portion, a releasable left shoulder portion, a releasable right side portion and releasable left side portion of the gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HAMPTON HOUSE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Carolyn H. McCollum, Gail P. Spooner
  • Patent number: 10709182
    Abstract: A garment of general loose fit is provided surrounding the back and torso with sides extended to overlapping front panels and multiple points and/or regions of coupling to provide segmental and/or incremental access to regions of the body of the wearer for visual diagnostic access and for ease of access for application of treatment materials; data and treatment conduits and lines; and functions such as nursing by a mother.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Henry Healy, Samantha Claire Kyle-Healy
  • Patent number: 10653572
    Abstract: A gown dispenser system has a plurality of gowns, each having a back region, the gowns folded and stacked back region facing up, such that, pulling on the back region of a gown on top of the stack removes that gown from the stack and exposes the back region of the next gown in the stack, an enclosure containing the stack of gowns, the enclosure having an opening exposing the back region of the gown at the top of the stack, enabling a user to grasp the exposed back region and pull the topmost gown from the enclosure, exposing the next gown in the stack. Gowns are drawn from the enclosure one-at-a-time, at need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Neil Andrew Louwrens
  • Patent number: 10638803
    Abstract: A patient gown includes a panel made from a single piece of fabric, the panel including an edge finish extending around an outer perimeter of the panel, a neck opening formed centrally in the panel, the neck opening connected to the edge finish through a slit, and a first set of ties, each of the first set of ties connected to the panel at one end and having a free extending across the slit, the first set of ties configured to secure the slit and close the neck opening around a neck of a user when the user is wearing the patient gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Patricia Graham
  • Patent number: 10632714
    Abstract: Articles comprising an outer fabric layer and a laminate are provided. The laminate may include a barrier film layer and an inner fabric layer, in which the outer fabric layer at least partially encircles and overlies the laminate. The outer fabric layer comprises an outer fabric layer seal and the laminate comprises a laminate seal that is separate and distinct from the outer fabric seal. The articles may be devoid of any bonds between the outer fabric layer and the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AVINTIV Specialty Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Rongguo Zhao
  • Patent number: 10602786
    Abstract: Described herein are laminated articles along with methods of making and/or using the same, including a continuous process for making laminated articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Harris, Barbara Lawless
  • Patent number: 10589136
    Abstract: This invention concerns a disposable protective garment comprising a protective fabric, the garment being provided with at least one continuous line of flexible sealing material extending from the neck opening to at least one other opening in the garment, the continuous line of sealing material forming a liquid-impervious seal between the first and second parts of protective fabric in the garment; wherein the sealing material has a tensile strength less than the tensile strength of the protective fabric and the continuous line of flexible sealing material can be torn open by the wearer for doffing of the garment. This invention also concerns a disposable protective garment wherein the at least one continuous line of flexible sealing material extends from a torso opening to at least one pants sleeve opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DUPONT SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION, INC.
    Inventor: Muriel Samaniego
  • Patent number: 10555568
    Abstract: The premature infant clothing is a therapeutic garment. The premature infant clothing is configured for use with a patient. The patient is a low birthweight infant receiving medical therapy. The therapy further comprises medical tubing. The premature infant clothing comprises a plurality of panels and a plurality of detachable fasteners. The plurality of panels are interconnected using the plurality of detachable fasteners to form a plurality of garments. Each of the plurality of panels is a textile. The plurality of detachable fasteners removably attach one or more panels selected from the plurality of panels to form a garment selected from the plurality of garments. The plurality of detachable fasteners are adjustable such that any detachable fastener selected from the plurality of detachable fasteners can be reconfigured to accommodate the insertion of the medical tubing through the selected detachable fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Shikeya Walker-Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10512289
    Abstract: A disposable surgical gown is provided. The gown includes a front panel and sleeves formed from a first spunbond layer, a nonwoven (e.g., SMS) laminate, and a liquid impervious, moisture vapor breathable elastic film disposed therebetween. The gown also includes a first and second rear panels formed from a nonwoven laminate that is air breathable and allows for an air volumetric flow rate ranging from about 20 standard cubic feet per minute (scfm) to about 80 scfm. The gown further includes a collar formed from an air breathable knit material positioned adjacent a proximal end of the gown. The collar defines a neck opening having a v-neck shape adjacent the front panel. The v-neck shape forms an angle of greater than 90° at the neck opening. The combination of features results in a reduced-glare gown that is stretchable and impervious to liquids, yet can still dissipate heat and humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerald T. Jascomb
  • Patent number: 10441010
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pasko, Atieno Ouma
  • Patent number: 10441005
    Abstract: A pair of pants made of a stretchable elastic form fitting material. The pants include a waist band, a first leg sleeve and a second leg sleeves. The first and second leg sleeves extend downward from the waist band. The present invention further includes a strap. The strap may include a first end and a second end each attached to an outer surface of the first leg sleeve below a knee portion. A loop is formed in between the strap and the first leg sleeve. A user may grasp the strap to help with stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Louis Nicholas Albanese
  • Patent number: 10433600
    Abstract: A garment includes a front and a back. The garment also includes an openable seam separating the front and the back and a releasable closure to secure the openable seam together. The garment also includes a closing feature to draw the front and the back together and engage the releasable closure to enclose the openable seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Emoff
  • Patent number: 10398589
    Abstract: A device for warming a human body. The device is a gown (100, 1500) that has a thorax portion (110, 1502) and a leg portion (112, 1504). One embodiment prevents redistribution hypothermia with a distributor (206) attached to the inside of the leg portion (112). The sleeves (108), leg portion (112), and posterior of the gown (100) are heat reflective. The anterior of the thorax portion (110) of the gown is non-reflective. The distributor (206) inflates when heated air is supplied and exhausts air into the gown (100). Temperature is maintained at a desired level for the extremities, while preventing the thorax area from being elevated to an uncomfortable level. Another embodiment is a perioperative warming device. The device is a gown (1500) that has a thorax portion (1502) and a leg portion (1504). Each portion has an independent air chamber and inlet. The two portions are releasably connected. The sleeves (1508), leg portion (1504), and anterior of the gown (1500) are heat reflective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE SURGICAL COMPANY INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Robertus Gerardus Van Oudenallen, Berend Jan Teunissen
  • Patent number: 10334895
    Abstract: A gown is provided for medical and other uses which allows the person wearing the gown or an assistant to quickly and easily tie the straps to close the open gap in the back of the gown. The gown includes an elongated first strap having a first end fixed to a back edge of the gown, and then extending upwardly over the shoulder, with a free end hanging in front of the gown. The elongated strap is releasably and temporarily secured near the shoulder of the gown. The person wearing the gown or the assistant can grasp the loose end of the strap and pull, so as to release the strap from the attachment mechanism, and then pull the strap upwardly to pass around the back of the person's neck and downwardly along the opposite side, and then tying to a second strap at a location in front of their body. The straps eliminate the need to reach behind the person's back to tie the gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ian Levine
  • Patent number: 10271594
    Abstract: A post-surgical garment includes: a body portion having a neck opening located at a top of the body portion, a waist opening at a bottom of the body portion distal from the neck opening, and opposing first and second sides; a sleeve attached to the first side of the body portion; an armhole opening formed on the second side of the body portion opposite the sleeve, wherein the body portion is split between a bottom of the armhole opening and the bottom of the body portion; and a first closure mechanism located on opposing sides of the split formed on the body portion, the first closure mechanism for securing a front side of the split body portion to a back side of the split body portion to secure the post-surgical garment on a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Vesta Jo Cook
  • Patent number: 10219558
    Abstract: A medical gown (10) includes a front side (11) joined to a back side (12) along a top seam (23) having a front side (24) and a back side (25) which are releasably joined together. The top seam front side includes an elongated strip of very small hook type fasteners (28). The top seam back side includes a pair of outer high strength loop type fasteners (31) (high bonding strength) spaced apart to allow the exposure of the exterior surface (20) of the gown back side which forms small loops that are considered an area of low strength loop type fasteners (34) (low bonding strength). The mating of the high strength loop type fasteners with the hook type fasteners provides a higher degree of separation resistance compared to that between the low strength loop type fasteners and the hook type fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Encompass Group, LLC
    Inventor: Kelley Terrell
  • Patent number: 10165945
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for interactively indicating information associated with a patient on a hospital garment. A set of questions is identified utilizing a set of information received from a plurality of sources within a medical facility. The set of information is analyzed for a set of key elements. The set of key elements is utilized to identify one or more questions from a search question database. The one or more questions are submitted to a request processing pipeline implemented by a healthcare cognitive system. Responsive to receiving a response from the request processing pipeline, one or more communications are identified to be sent to one or more hospital garments associated with the patient and/or medical staff. The one or more communications are sent to the one or more hospital garments to cause the one or more hospital garments to change a visual cue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fernando J. Suarez Saiz, Masaaki Takamiya, Vamshi Krishna Thotempudi, Adrian P. Vrouwenvelder
  • Patent number: 10165809
    Abstract: An upper body garment has a first access seam spanning a first sleeve of the garment on an underside from a cuff to an arm pit and spanning a body of the garment from the arm pit to a lower hem. The first access seam can be secured by magnets or other fasteners located intermittently along the sleeve and body which are easily opened for access to treatment areas. Furthermore, when the magnets are opened, the first access seam opens completely on one side of a patient body to peel away over IV needles and other connections for removal using a neck opening and a second sleeve. When the garment (or a new garment) is put back on by the patient through the neck and second sleeve, the first sleeve can be re-secured over connections to the body by rejoining opposing magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Alice Wai Yee Tong
  • Patent number: 10149502
    Abstract: A jacket (1) having a hood (4.1 and 4.2) which has a hood opening and having a zipper which begins at the lower end of the jacket front side (1.1 and 1.2) and which has two opposing strips (rows) (3.1 and 3.2) of zipper coupling members, which begin at the lower end in the two sections (I; II) along the coupling member rows (3.1 and 3.2) centrally in its longitudinal direction, and in that the strips (rows) (3.1 and 3.2) of zipper coupling members extend continuously and centrally over the entire jacket front side and jacket rear side along the edges of the hood (4.1; 4.2) bordering the hood opening up to the jacket rear side (2.1 and 2.2) and end at the lower end of the jacket rear side, and in that the strips (rows) (3.1; 3.2) are associated with another zipper slider (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TURNABLE UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Inventor: Bolko Boris Otto Scheid
  • Patent number: 10123754
    Abstract: A wrappable sterile radiation shield drape, a wrappable sterile radiation shield drape in combination with a radiation shield, and a method of providing a sterile surface about a suspended radiation shield is provided. The drape includes a flexible wall having a sterilized outer surface. The wall has opposite side edges extending between upper and lower ends and an upper fastener adjacent its upper end. The upper fastener is configured to releasably fix the upper end of the wall relative to the radiation shield. The wall further includes an edge fastener adjacent at least one of its side edges. The edge fastener is configured to releasably maintain the wall in a wrapped configuration about the radiation shield. The wall further includes at least one flap attached adjacent the upper end, wherein the flap includes a pocket configured to receive a shoulder extension portion of the radiation shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Byers, Michael W. Czop, Samba Toure, Richard A. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10100228
    Abstract: An attachment system for attaching a first component and a second component includes a dual sided tape assembly having a dual sided tape, a release liner having a pull-down peel tab and a base release liner releasably attached to the dual sided tape, and a retainer for holding the pull-down peel tab to the base. The retainer may be either a sleeve or an adhesive pad. If the retainer is a sleeve, the release liner includes an intermediate portion between the pull-down peel tab and the base. Folded areas exist between the pull-down peel tab, the intermediate area, and the base. A portion of the intermediate portion passes through the sleeve. If retainer is an adhesive pad, the adhesive pad is attached to the base. The pull-down peel tab is temporarily attached to the adhesive pad when initially installed on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Srivardhan Tallapragada, Sandip Patel
  • Patent number: 10092667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for sterilizing an article inside a sealed container by placing a polyoxymethylene melt formable co-polymer fiber that has been irradiated between about 1 and 200 kGy and then heated at from about 20° C. to about 90° C. for a selected period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brighton Development, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Lawson Williams, Lois A. Jones, Paul M. Vernon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10092045
    Abstract: A modular garment including first and second panels. The first and second panels are aligned with one another such that the first panel first side edge aligns with the second panel second side edge and the first panel second side edge aligns with the second panel side edge and wherein the at least one first panel male connector releasably engages the at least one second panel female connector and the at least one first panel female connector releasably engages the at least one second panel male connector to releasably interconnect the first and second panels to define the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Faye Sevilla Smith
  • Patent number: 10064440
    Abstract: A gown with an opening to allow passage the user's head allowing the gown to rest on the user's shoulders and an opening in the back with one cord attached to the inside of each side of the opening in the back of the gown and each cord then extends toward the shoulder area where each cord is temporarily attached and the cord further extends toward a hole in the opposite side of the opening in the back where it passes through a hole to the outer portion of the gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Ian Levine
  • Patent number: 9999265
    Abstract: A privacy gown includes a first panel, a second panel, and a plurality of connectors. The second panel has a different size and shape from the first panel. The plurality of connectors is coupled to both the first and the second panels for removably and fixedly coupling the first and second panels together in an assembled position. The second panel has a portion with a width that is greater than a width of the first panel along at least part of a length of the second panel. The second panel overlaps the first panel along the sides thereof when in an assembled position. The second panel has at least two different width positions for fixing the width of the privacy gown during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Joanne P. Monardo
  • Patent number: 9956112
    Abstract: A device for warming a human body. The device is a gown that has a body with a thorax portion and a leg portion. One embodiment prevents redistribution hypothermia with a distributor attached to the inside of the leg portion. The sleeves, leg portion, and posterior of the gown are heat reflective. The anterior of the thorax portion of the gown is non-reflective. The distributor inflates when heated air is supplied. The distributor exhausts air into the gown. Temperature is maintained at a desired level for the extremities, while preventing the thorax area from being elevated to an uncomfortable level. Another embodiment is a perioperative warming device. The device is a gown that has a thorax portion and a leg portion. Each portion has an independent air chamber and inlet. The two portions are releasably connected. The sleeves, leg portion, and anterior of the gown are heat reflective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: THE SURGICAL COMPANY INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Robertus Gerardus van Oudenallen, Berend Jan Teunissen
  • Patent number: 9907344
    Abstract: Described is a wearable garment that converts into a sleeping bag for insulating a user from environmental elements. The garment includes a hooded jacket having two side portions covering a user's chest, a rear portion covering a user's back, two arm portions and a jacket hood. A lower pouch is removably secured at the bottom of the jacket and folds up to lie flat against the interior of the rear portion and jacket hood. This lower pouch is a recess contoured to fit the shape of a human lower body and having two feet shaped recesses at the bottom. By contouring the lower body enclosure to fit the shape of the legs and feet, excess air space is eliminated and overall insulation is improved. In this way the device provides a user with an easy to carry, non-cumbersome sleeping bag that protects the user from the outdoors and cold environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Poore, Donna Poore
  • Patent number: 9901129
    Abstract: A medical garment for accessing a patient's chest area, which includes a front portion, a back portion, and at least one sleeve. A flap is formed by two partable seams on the front portion at a shoulder region and the sleeve, with fasteners attached to the flap, back portion, and sleeve to hold the flap in the closed position. The medical garment is configured to expose the patient's chest area when the flap is in the open position, and resembles a standard t-shirt when the flap is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Luz A. Quiroga, Corina Elizabeth Quiroga Banzer
  • Patent number: 9894945
    Abstract: A hospital gown closes along the side and across the rear of the shoulder of the person wearing the gown. The side closure combined with different arm closures allows the gown to be used by the patient and the medical staff in different ways. The gown can be placed onto the patient without requiring the patient to sit up. The gown can be draped over the patient like a blanket. The gown can be removed from a patient while the patient is lying down in bed. The side opening of the gown allows the gown to be placed over a patient who is lying on his back without immediately wrapping the gown around the patient's body. When the patient is up and walking, the side closure and a long waist tie provide modesty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Janice Fredrickson
  • Patent number: 9888731
    Abstract: An aquatic sport performance garment configured to improve a user's performance, enhance a user's speed and ease with which the wearer moves through water, provide better control of body temperature in diverse environments and reduce overall fatigue while wearing the garment. A garment having an upper-torso portion, a free-floating, sealing collar and sleeves biased in an arms-up configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ROKA SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt R. Spenser, Robert A. Canales, Mark C. Stephens, Nathan Tracy
  • Patent number: 9770059
    Abstract: A medical gown includes a self-adjusting strap(s) that expands an upper torso section beyond a nominal girth thereof, for an adjustable fit. An upper and lower self-adjusting strap may be provided across the back. The straps may be formed from perforations in the upper torso section. A portion of the gown breaks away along the perforations to form the straps in response to stress or pulling when donned or during use. The self-adjusting straps allow expansion of the upper torso section to conform to users who require larger than the nominal girth, while continuing to secure the medical gown on the wearer during use. Extendable tie straps may be included, which are unfolded and elongated for adjustably sizing the closure around the wearer's waist. The tie straps may be sufficiently long to extend to the back, and back around the waist again for tying in the front of the gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Prestige Ameritech, Ltd.
    Inventors: George Daniel Reese, Donna L. Reese
  • Patent number: 9731891
    Abstract: A packaged garment includes a garment and a sealed bag. The garment has a torso portion, a sleeve portion connected to the torso portion, and a leg portion connected to the torso portion. The garment has an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. The sealed bag contains the garment with the sleeve portion folded onto the torso portion, a portion of the sleeve portion folded at least once underneath the sleeve portion between the sleeve portion and the torso portion, and the leg portion folded onto the torso portion. The garment is manipulated so that the inner surface of the torso portion faces outward and the torso portion forms an inner space containing the sleeve portion and the leg portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Vellutato, Jr., Steven S. Trombetta
  • Patent number: 9687032
    Abstract: Surgical gown and method of manufacturing the surgical gown. In a first embodiment, the surgical gown requires only one operating room person to assist a surgeon in donning the gown. A shoulder flap extends from a rear torso portion, over a shoulder portion and to a front torso portion of the gown. With assistance of only one other person, the surgeon rotates to enclose himself within the surgical gown, secure the flap to the front of the gown and tie waist tie strings. A second embodiment gown is self-donning. The second embodiment comprises a pole to which the flap and one waist tie string are removably attached. The surgeon rotates to enclose himself within the gown, removes the flap and waist tie string from the pole, attaches the flap to the gown and ties the waist tie strings to complete the gowning procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Operating Room Innovations, Inc
    Inventors: Mark Tabin McBride, Phong Duy Bui, Joseph John Jankiewicz, Ruel Flores Salvador
  • Patent number: 9648917
    Abstract: A detachable garment includes a front panel and a back panel. The front panel includes a first outer edge opposite to a second outer edge, a first side having a first pattern, a second side having a second pattern, and a fastener located near the first outer edge and the second outer edge. The back panel includes a third outer edge opposite to a fourth outer edge, a third side having a third pattern, a fourth side having a fourth pattern, and a complementary fastener configured to mate with the fastener and located near the third outer edge and the fourth outer edge. A width of the back panel is greater than a width of the front panel. The third and fourth outer edges are each configured to fold over a portion of the back panel to mate the complementary fastener with a respective fastener on the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: JEOAUX LLC
    Inventor: Jeoaux P. Griffith
  • Patent number: 9521871
    Abstract: A hospital gown including separable portions is provided. The hospital gown includes a one piece back panel, a two piece front panel, and left and right shoulder panels which cooperatively define a neck opening and left and right arm openings. The hospital gown includes an apron adapted to extend over at least a portion of the two piece front panel. The apron includes a left edge and a right edge detachably connected to the back panel or to the front panel. The shoulder panels include a plurality of fasteners to detachably connect the shoulder panels to the two piece front panel. The two piece front panel includes a right panel and a left panel and a telemetry pocket included thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Leela R. Bolla
  • Patent number: 9516902
    Abstract: A sleep sack is configured to be accessible. The sleep sack includes an upper portion detachably coupled to a lower portion with a longitudinal zipper. A latitudinal zipper is attached around the lower portion. The lower portion is sealed on all but one side when the latitudinal zipper is zipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Nicole Esther Adani, Pamela Ann Meyers
  • Patent number: 9433243
    Abstract: A baby burping cloth for burping by an infant as well as providing protection to a caregiver is disclosed. The baby burping cloth comprises a “cross”-shaped cloth assembly having a pair of openings for insertion of an infant's leg portions, a pair of side sections to wrap around the infant, a neck section to protect the caregiver, and an accessible inner space. The inner space is configured to retain a prosthetic breast which increases pressure upon the infant to burp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Claudia H. M. Blakeney
  • Patent number: 9420833
    Abstract: A garment can include at least one opening that allows the garment to be opened up such that a restraint mechanism can be easily secured to a user when opened. The at least one opening can include left and right openings that extend from a bottom most periphery of a torso portion and along respective sleeves of the garment. The garment can be combined with a child seat for use in a vehicle. Each of the openings can either extend entirely through an outermost portion of a respective sleeve cuff or be stoppable immediately adjacent the cuff such that the cuff remains in annular form during use. A method for using the garment and system includes placing a user into a seat while the user is wearing the garment and then attaching the restraint mechanism to the user via the at least one opening of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: CJ'S KIDS LLC
    Inventor: Cherlyn Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9272131
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a first surface to be placed adjacent a person's skin and a second surface including a plurality of reservoirs of conductive gel. The plurality of reservoirs of conductive gel are disposed on sections of the electrode assembly that are at least partially physically separated and may move at least partially independently of one another to conform to contours of a body of a patient. The electrode assembly is configured to dispense an amount of the electrically conductive gel onto the first surface in response to an activation signal and to provide for a defibrillating shock to be applied to the patient through the amount of the electrically conductive gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas E. Kaib
  • Patent number: 9259040
    Abstract: Disclosed is a taekwondo uniform. At least a portion of the taekwondo uniform has the shape corresponding to that of the human body, and the taekwondo uniform is prevented from being loosed, so that women and men put on the uniform in common with improved wearability and convenient use. Gap adjusting unit mutually corresponding to each other at the back part and the front part of the uniform are provided, so that the wearability of the uniform is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Seng-Gyu Ryu