Men's Outer Garments Patents (Class 2/115)
  • Patent number: 10918149
    Abstract: A textile shirt and a method of forming a shirt from a textile material are described herein. The method includes marking a surface of a circularly formed textile structure with a boundary line that defines approximately half of a shirt pattern. Portions of the textile structure disposed exteriorly of the boundary line are removed and the boundary line is marked along the surface of the textile structure such that once the portions are removed from the textile structure, a shirt can be formed from the textile structure with a single seam. The shirt includes a yoke portion including armholes defined by sleeves disposed on either side of the yoke portion and a tubular torso portion configured to span the torso of a wearer beneath the armholes. The shirt includes a single interior seam extending along the sleeves and along a back of the textile shirt between the yoke portion and the chest portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventor: Natalia Pilipenka
  • Patent number: 10834982
    Abstract: A system and method which allows for a pre-constructed article of clothing to having printing on substantially all of its external surface area. Specifically, an image may be simultaneously printed across multiple components of a clothing article. The method generally provides for transfer of a digital image, such as a digital photograph, to be applied to an article of clothing in a manner that prints an entire two-dimensional surface of the clothing with a coherent image that maintains coherency when the article of clothing is worn. There is also provided an article of clothing produced using the systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Sydney Northup, Joseph Werner, II
  • Patent number: 10765902
    Abstract: A training tight having preconfigured compression zones with integrated knit structure patterns is provided herein. The compression zones may have differing compressive properties where zones having a higher compression force are located at the waist and thigh areas of the tight, and zones having a lower compression force are located at the knee and calf area of the tight. The integrated structure patterns modify the compressive properties of the zones in the areas where the patterns are located in order to further customize the compressive properties of the training tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Alyse Kehler, Richa Maheshwari, Christopher J. Ranalli, Andrea J. Staub, Heidi A. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 10688714
    Abstract: Methods and systems suitable for fabricating multi-layer elastic electronic devices, and elastic electronic devices formed thereby. A method of fabricating an elastomer-based electronic device includes printing a first liquid material and then a second liquid material on a fabric substrate that comprises fibers. The first and second liquid materials are sequentially printed with a three-dimensional printer that directly prints the first liquid material onto the fabric substrate so that the first liquid material wicks through some of the fibers of the fabric substrate and forms a solid matrix of an elastomer-based composite that comprises the matrix and the fabric substrate, after which the three-dimensional printer directly prints the second liquid material on the elastomer-based composite to form a film thereon. The elastomer-based composite and film are electrical components of the elastomer-based electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Rebecca Kramer Bottiglio, Michelle Ching-Sum Yuen
  • Patent number: 10681939
    Abstract: An improved garment, such as a shirt, is provided that can comfortably grip a wearer's body and remain in place, even if the wearer is engaged in physical activity. A preferred fabric for garments in accordance with the invention is spandex, a polyether-polyurea copolymer also known as elastane. When is the garment is a shirt, the shirt cuffs can be provided with a band of silicone on the inner surface of the cuffs. The band can be formed as stripes, dots or patches to form a uniform gripping surface around the wearer's arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Michael DeSimone
  • Patent number: 10561179
    Abstract: A wearable pedestrian safety light for improved pedestrian visibility at night includes a light housing configured to couple to an outerwear garment. A light array is coupled to the light housing and comprises a plurality of lights. A battery housing has an inner compartment and a control wire extending to the light array. A rechargeable battery pack and a microprocessor are coupled within the inner compartment and are in operational communication with the light array via the control wire. A control switch is coupled to the battery housing and is in operational communication with the rechargeable battery pack, the microprocessor, and the light array to activate and alternatively deactivate the light array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Jesus Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10492546
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a garment that includes integrated waterproof impact resistant speakers. Related methods of manufacturing the garment are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Groove Watersports LLC
    Inventors: Grant P. Gehlen, Steven A. Rose, Jaclyn M. Tejeda
  • Patent number: 10448689
    Abstract: A hat is provided, comprising a brim, a crown, electroluminescent (EL) wire forming an outline at least around the brim and the crown, a battery pack secured to the underside of the crown, and a controller, secured to the underside of the crown and electrically coupled to the battery pack and the EL wire, configured to control the current applied to the EL wire. The brim and crown are formed from a translucent material. A method of manufacturing a hat is also provided, comprising: providing a translucent material, forming a brim and crown of the translucent material, securing an electroluminescent (EL) wire around at least the brim and crown, providing a battery pack, providing a controller, electrically coupling the EL wire to the battery pack and controller, and securing the battery pack and controller to the underside of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Asia Hall
  • Patent number: 10405672
    Abstract: Disclosed is a neonate medical wrap. In one embodiment, the neonate medical wrap is a wrap-style baby carrier that is particularly useful during the first 28 days after the baby's birth. Generally, the disclosed neonate medical wrap comprises a torso wrap and a shoulder strap. In use, the torso wrap and shoulder strap may be outfitted around the torso of a parent and, via a side opening, a baby may be installed against the parent's skin under the torso wrap. The shoulder strap may be provided over the shoulder of the parent to assist in supporting the baby's weight while standing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mary Chiesa, Laney Chiesa, Carin Johnson, Kailey Watson
  • Patent number: 10398182
    Abstract: A light emitting garment system including a light source and a design. The light source may be positioned relative to the design such that the light source is activatable to produce a visual effect via or through the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Martin Kentos
  • Patent number: 10376008
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for designing a virtual garment or upholstery in a three-dimensional scene comprising the steps of: a) providing a three-dimensional manikin, a set of pattern parts of said virtual garment or upholstery and a set of seam specification; b) receiving from a user a plurality of declarations of assembly tasks (A, B, C, D1, D2, E1, E21, E22, F2) for assembling the garment or upholstery; c) receiving from the user at least a declaration of a partial ordering relationship between two or more of said assembly tasks; d) executing said tasks according to said partial ordering relationship, each task changing a state of the garment or upholstery under assembly; characterized in that it further comprises a step of: e) while executing the tasks, generating a tree data structure comprising nodes linked by directed arcs, each node being associated to a state of the garment or upholstery and each arc being associated to an assembly task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventors: Denis Nouais, Auxkin Ortuzar Del Castillo, Cyril Ngo Ngoc
  • Patent number: 10314382
    Abstract: A support system with attachments configured to connect to an equipment belt, such as a utility or gun belt, but worn under exterior clothing. In an exemplary embodiment, the support system is worn beneath the clothing, but connects to exterior equipment, without requiring modification of the clothing. A formed joining area between a semi-flexible downward extension and upper extension accommodates a tucked shirt while attaching to an exterior equipment belt at approximate waist level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua D. Riedel, Robin C. Putman, Joseph D. Preston, Stacy Harris-Riedel
  • Patent number: 10264833
    Abstract: A garment having an outer surface not designed for writing has at least one rewritable area comprising a layer of rewritable material deposited directly onto a selected region of the outer surface. One or more permanent artworks may be deposited onto the garment prior to deposit of the rewritable layer, which may be contiguous or non-contiguous. A stencil is provided for allowing a user to write on rewritable areas while protecting adjacent areas of the garment. In one method for forming the rewritable area, a first portion of a permanent artwork and a second portion of the permanent artwork are successively deposited on the garment, followed by curing the permanent artwork and depositing a rewritable area on the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: REGWEZ, INC.
    Inventors: Ragy Eleish, Sulaiman Hyatt, Abdelrahman Eleish
  • Patent number: 10269272
    Abstract: An input device, an optical coupler having a receiver, a processor, and one or more light emitting diodes, a light conductive material such as a bundle of optical fibers, and a connector connecting the optical coupler to the light conductive material such as a bundle of fiber optic fibers is provided. The receiver receives data from the input device that relates to lighting effects having predetermined routine or graphic patterns. The processor converts the data into instructions for the light emitting diodes to form the predetermined graphic patterns, color routines and intensities. The light emitting diodes produce light for transmission through the connector to the light conductive material such as a bundle of fiber optic fibers so that the bundle of fiber optic fibers can produce the predetermined light patterns, routines, intensities or graphic patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Harry Lee Wainwright
  • Patent number: 10182602
    Abstract: A pocket may be attached to a front surface of a hunting vest. The pocket may have a pocket flap that, when released by a zipper, rotates about a lower edge of the pocket flap attached to the front surface of the hunting vest. The pocket flap may rotate between a substantially vertical position when the pocket is closed and a substantially horizontal position when the pocket is open. When the pocket is open and the pocket flap is in the horizontal position, one or more game calls stored in a corresponding one or more game call pouches may be accessed by the hunter with a single hand. Each game call pouch may have a first aperture for inserting and removing the game call and a second different aperture allowing the hunter to pull a striker against the game call to produce a desired sound. A sound passing aperture, opposite the game call pouch, may allow sound from the game call to exit the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CABELA'S LLC
    Inventors: Tyson Ray Andersen, Kurt Alan Grove, Andy Hoban, Curtis McCormick, Matthew Richards, Jordan Roche
  • Patent number: 10143245
    Abstract: The invention provides an antigravity muscle exerciser comprising a garment which when worn by a user is close-fitting and covers at least the torso of said user. The garment comprises separate top and bottom portions or is a one-piece article, and has incorporated therein first portions of flexible material on each side of the torso which extend from the pelvis to beyond a respective shoulder where the portions are contiguous with a second portion of flexible material which extends across the top of the head of the user in a coronal plane. The portions of flexible material in combination have a length and elasticity which creates axial compression between the top of the head and the pelvis. The invention also provides a method of utilizing the garment exercising deep posture and antigravity muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GRAVITY FITNESS AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: David Alexander Richardson, Carolyn Anne Richardson
  • Patent number: 10123580
    Abstract: An article of apparel is disclosed that includes zones with a textile having a structure that changes or is otherwise modified by a physical stimulus, such as the presence of water or a temperature change, to modify a property of the textile. The zones may be along a center back area and side areas of the apparel, and the textile may increase in air permeability when exposed to water. The zones may also be in an upper area of the torso and in a lower back area, and the textile may increase in texture when exposed to water. In some embodiments, slits are formed in the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Karin E. Carter, Michael R. Baron
  • Patent number: 10085490
    Abstract: The present invention provides shirts, such as shirts that are worn as work uniform shirts, which are configured to provide significant improvements in a wearer's comfort, performance, and mobility over a predefined range of motions. Embodiments of the shirts comprise one or more stretch panels that are configured to provide for stretching of the shirt at an identified micro site in order to provide a wearer with enhanced mobility. In other embodiments, the manner in which the various portions of the shirt are shaped and connected together, and specifically the connection between the sleeve and the rear panel of the shirt, may be adjusted in order to provide a wearer with enhanced mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VF IMAGEWEAR, INC.
    Inventors: David Griffin, Dianne Tatara, Amber Roberts, Shannon North
  • Patent number: 10082681
    Abstract: A wearable electronic communication device includes a neck loop with a first electrical connector; a frame comprising a second electrical connector, a front bar with nose pads, and two temples, wherein each temple is connected to one of two lateral ends of the front bar; a first wire connected to one of the lateral temples; and a second wire connected to the other lateral temple. The first or second wire is electrically connected to the second electrical connector, and the other end of the same wire is electrically connected to the first electrical connector. The first and second wires are connected to the neck loop close to each other and form a dorsal wire node on the neck. The first and second wires are mechanically connected to each other between the frame and the dorsal wire node to form a suboccipital wire node below an occiput of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Alexey Leonidovich Ushakov
  • Patent number: 10076142
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide reflective safety apparel that combines passive illuminating elements with active illuminating elements for improved nighttime visibility. The active illuminating elements include a laser module coupled to flexible laser tubing. The laser module directs laser light into the flexible laser tubing. The laser tubing retains and transfers the laser light throughout its length even when bent. This flexibility allows the active illuminating elements to outline and conform to the shape of the passive illuminating elements. The laser tubing from different garments, such as a jacket and pants, can be coupled together. A single laser module can illuminate both garments as the laser light traverses the laser tubing of one garment to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: F.R.E.D. LLC
    Inventors: Michael Samuelsen, Charlotte Tarantola
  • Patent number: 10058774
    Abstract: Apparel is disclosed that can be worn to assist an interactive game in tracking the movement of the wearer. The apparel may include one or more tracking marks formed of designs, patterns, or reflective materials that can be easily tracked by an interactive game. By providing tracking marks on apparel, rather than using a special-purpose device that must be separately worn, a player may enjoy a more natural feel when playing the interactive game. A user can wear the apparel for everyday purposes, and then simply begin playing the game wearing the apparel without having to put on any additional equipment. The apparel may use reflective materials, and the interactive game can employ a camera and a light source configuration where the camera is located within the observation angle of a player employing retroreflective materials reflecting light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Shum, Thomas Foxen, James C. Meschter, Yves Behar
  • Patent number: 10004287
    Abstract: A fashion accessory for protecting tee shirts from abrasion from buttons and/or seams of jeans formed from a front piece of fabric and a rear piece of fabric that are aligned and attached to each other. The fabric pieces are sewn together along their bottom edges, and along their side edges, but not as far as the top edge. A flap of fabric is formed in the front facing fabric. A buttonhole is formed into the flap. Snaps are positioned onto the flap and onto the rear piece of fabric. To employ, the device is tucked into the waistband of the pants up to the flap. The flap is folded down and the button of the jeans is inserted into the buttonhole of the flap. The top portion of the rear fabric is folded down over the flap. The snaps are snapped together securing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Paula Marie Tziavragos
  • Patent number: 9981172
    Abstract: An athletic coaching method and jersey system are provided. The method utilizes jerseys with securing elements attached thereto. Number panels having specific player numbers are secured to the jerseys for use during practice. Scout team players wear the jerseys during practice. Each scout team player has a different number to represent the jersey number of a player on an opposing team in an upcoming game. The method allows coaches to more realistically simulate a game against an opposing team in practice. When the opposing team changes for the next game, each scout team player can continue to wear the same jersey but change the jersey number by switching number panels to represent a different player on the team of the next opponent. Thus, jersey numbers can be changed so that a game can be simulated for any opponent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Future1s, LLC
    Inventors: Trent S. Massey, Lawrence Gustin Smith
  • Patent number: 9974347
    Abstract: The application relates to a flame blocking venting trap (FBVT) adapted to vent a garment, the FBVT comprising a proximal layer; a central venting layer superposed to the proximal layer; and a distal layer superposed to the central venting layer. The the proximal layer is forming a first fold with the central venting layer and the central venting layer is forming a second fold with the distal layer to act as a flow restricting apparatus configured to prevent air and flames to get through the FBVT from the outside of the garment and allow air to get through the FBVT from the inside of the garment. A garment including one or many FBVT is encompassed by the present application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CODET INC.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Audet
  • Patent number: 9943129
    Abstract: Aspects herein relate to protective headgear for sports and to methods of using such headgear. In one aspect, the headgear has an external head-protecting shell that is soft to reduce the risk of injuring other players. In another aspect, the headgear has a rear closure arrangement that includes a bridge component for ease of putting on the headgear and for added protection at the closure area of the rear closure arrangement. In another aspect, fit pads of different sizes are removeably attachable to an cheekbone extension member of the headgear to provide a proper fit to the wearer's cheekbone. A face mask is integrated with the headgear in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cascade Maverik Lacrosse, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Newman, Nicholas Colville, David Winthrop Fream, Stephen Moore
  • Patent number: 9894943
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a garment that includes integrated waterproof impact resistant speakers. Related methods of manufacturing the garment are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Grant P. Gehlen, Steven A. Rose, Jaclyn M. Tejeda
  • Patent number: 9884240
    Abstract: A sports pad is provided including an outer shell defining a pocket and a pad received and held in the pocket. A three dimensional image element is captured between said outer shell and the front face of the pad. That image element projects an image outline through the outer shell to enhance the uniform of the player wearing the sports pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: 3DCALZ, LLC
    Inventor: Brian M. Gudalis
  • Patent number: 9750291
    Abstract: Short-sleeve shirt, long-sleeve shirt, sports shirt, athletic shirt, and other articles of clothing. A shirt includes one or more regions that de-couple the movement of arm-regions of the shirt (or sleeves of the shirt), from movement of the chest-area or trunk-area of the shirt. A sports shirt includes: a right-side short or long sleeve; a left-side short or long sleeve; a front area to cover a chest of a wearer; a back area to cover a back of the wearer; an optional collar; a right-side decoupling region to decouple movement of the right-side sleeve from movement of the front area and the back area; and a left-side decoupling region to decouple movement of the left-side sleeve from movement of the front area and the back area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: DELTA GALIL INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Erez Morag, Eli Almog, Einat Tsanua Peled, Menny Alon
  • Patent number: 9737097
    Abstract: An elastic skin suit simulates gravitational loading. By selecting material(s) of appropriate dimensions and appropriate moduli of elasticity, and optionally integrating inelastic portions to maintain a desired surface distribution, the suit can be adapted to impose a loading regime that simulates the loading of terrestrial gravity in a more continuous, shoulder-to-ankle manner than current loading suits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: James Murray Andrew Waldie, Dava Jean Newman
  • Patent number: 9713352
    Abstract: A garment constructed of textile panels that provides proper fit across a variety of postures is provided. A plurality of primary textile panels have a first crumplability. At least one secondary textile panel has a second crumplability, the second crumplability being greater than the first crumplability. A plurality of seams joins the plurality of primary textile panels and the at least one secondary textile panel substantially along the edges of the panels to form a garment that when worn by a person in a non-extended posture covers intended portions of the person fully with only the plurality of primary textile panels extended and the at least one secondary textile panel non-extended. When the garment is worn by a person in an extended posture, the garment covers the intended portions of the person fully with both the plurality of primary textile panels and the at least one secondary textile panel extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Demarest
  • Patent number: 9700083
    Abstract: An improved strapless bra having the capabilities of desired tightness that is resealable and reusable and not limited to set back closure hooks. The adjustable band replaces the typical hooks for fastening material of opposing pieces of fabric one with hook closure and one with loop closure that interlock when pressed together used to fasten bra. It enables users to adjust and fasten their band as tight as desired in order for it to stay secure and in its intended position to ensure support no matter what activity they are engaging in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Carly DeCotiis
  • Patent number: 9705262
    Abstract: An electronic subassembly includes a base panel including a layer of fabric material, a top panel secured to the base panel so as to form a compartment between the base panel and the top panel, where the top panel includes an exterior surface that is configured to couple the subassembly with an apparel product, and a plurality of electronic components, where a first electronic component is disposed within the compartment and a second electronic component extends from the compartment to a location external to the compartment. A strain relief mechanism can also be provided that maintains a first electrical connection of the first electronic component with a second electrical connection of the second electronic component to reduce strain imparted to the first and second electrical connections when the surface of the apparel product to which the subassembly is secured is subjected to stretching or pulling forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen, Ella Holmes, Jason Berns
  • Patent number: 9655385
    Abstract: A reversible sling shirt may allow a patient to put on a shirt while keeping an injured shoulder with the arm bent at a prescribed, therapeutic angle. The reversible sling shirt may include a removable seam along a body of the shirt and at least a bottom portion of a sleeve. A plurality of magnetic fasteners may be sewn along the removable seam within individual plastic pockets, thus allowing a patient to put on the reversible sling shirt and take it off while keeping the injured arm bent at the predetermined angle. The reversible sling shirt may also be put on and taken off all while the injured arm remains in traction, suspended by a sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: RAM Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick A. Marino
  • Patent number: 9642399
    Abstract: A suit of the present invention is a two-piece suit (1) including a coat (2) and trousers (3) and/or a skirt that are made from a woven fabric containing animal hair fibers and/or synthetic fibers. The coat (2) stretches more in the weft direction than in the warp direction, and the trousers (3) and/or skirt stretch more in the warp direction than in the weft direction. A method for producing the suit includes: for upper and lower parts of the suit, dyeing yarns of the same quality by the same method and producing woven fabrics that are woven in the same structure; differentiating stretchability of the woven fabrics in warp and weft directions in tentering processing by a heat set in a final finish step, thereby producing a cloth for coat and a cloth for trousers and/or skirt; and cutting and sewing the cloths. Thus, it is possible to provide a suit imparted with a function of high mobility even though it is a two-piece suit, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: The Japan Wool Textile Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeichiro Baba, Hiroyuki Kondo, Norio Asakawa, Shuichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9612440
    Abstract: A wearable electronic communication device includes a neck loop with a first electrical connector; a frame comprising a second electrical connector, a front bar with nose pads, and two temples, wherein each temple is connected to one of two lateral ends of the front bar; a first wire connected to one of the lateral temples; and a second wire connected to the other lateral temple. The first or second wire is electrically connected to the second electrical connector, and the other end of the same wire is electrically connected to the first electrical connector. The first and second wires are connected to the neck loop close to each other and form a dorsal wire node on the neck. The first and second wires are mechanically connected to each other between the frame and the dorsal wire node to form a suboccipital wire node below an occiput of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Alexey Leonidovich Ushakov
  • Patent number: 9603439
    Abstract: A wearable assembly is disclosed including a decorative ornament having a coupling surface substantially opposite a decorative surface thereof; and a coupling member coupled to the coupling surface. The coupling member is adapted to selectively, removeably couple to a wearable item such that the decorative surface is visible in an assembled configuration of the wearable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Maria Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9603398
    Abstract: A garment, such as a jacket, having extensible sleeves, is described. The garment has an outer layer comprising a torso portion having two armholes, two sleeve portions, and an optional collar portion. An action back configuration enables the sleeves to extend. An action back has a flange of material at least partially tucked within each of the armholes. An elastic connector couples the two flanges and extends across the back portion of the garment. When a person reaches forward the flanges extend to provide additional material for the extension of the sleeve. In addition, the two sleeves are configured with a gusset having two substantially linear sides connected to the sleeve and a curvilinear side coupled to the armhole. The gusset may have a cut to allow the gusset to stretch. The sleeves comprise a cuff having a thumbhole for maintaining the cuff over the thumb of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DRIFIRE LLC
    Inventors: Robert Winfred Hines, James Jonathan Bailey, Irina Byalaya
  • Patent number: 9598794
    Abstract: A garment for therapeutic comfort to the wearer's lower body. The garment includes an outer layer that is usually of color or design in order to be aesthetically pleasing, and an inner layer that is in contact with the wearer when worn. The garment includes a plurality of upper and lower pocket members selectively positioned on the front, rear, outer, and inner sides of the garment, the pocket members each include a chamber in communication with an opening that can be in parallel or perpendicular with the length of leg portions of the garment. Each of the pocket members are defined between the outer and inner sides of the garment, and are seized for receiving a cold compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Mary Lou Jo Isanhart
  • Patent number: 9578904
    Abstract: An athletic jersey having at least one sleeve with a shoulder panel and sleeve panel, and a back panel having first and second back panel lateral edges mated and joined to the sleeve panel of the sleeve, and a front panel having first and second front panel side edges mated and joined to the shoulder panel of the sleeve as well as a collar edge mated and joined to the shoulder panel. The jersey has side panels mated and joined between the front panel and back panel, such that the side panel comprises a beam element and an arm element extending from the beam element and having a substantially triangular shape extending from the beam element forward about the triceps of the jersey to form the sleeve in combination with the shoulder panel and sleeve panel, substantially eliminating loose fabric about the wearer's underarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: DASHAMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Lia Bybee, Jennie Yu
  • Patent number: 9549574
    Abstract: Apparel, clothing and methods of using clothing tops with a wider front and rear necklines for patients wearing halo braces. The wider necklines and adjustable ties with slit opening allow the clothing top to be worn and removed without the patient being in pain while the brace is attached to the patient's head and body. It makes the patient look presentable as well as comfortable. It will allow individuals both men and women to be well dressed for physical therapy and any other outings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Rhoda Squire
  • Patent number: 9532612
    Abstract: The invention relates to an article of sports clothing (10) for wearing next to the skin, comprising at least on base basic zone of elastically expandable textile fabric and at least on compression section (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11) comprising means for compression, which are formed by ridges that are provided on the face of the textile fabric facing towards the skin. The compression sections (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11) are arranged asymmetrically in relation to the body halves, divided into the sections provided for the trunk (20) and/or the upper and/or lower extremities (21, 22, 23, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: X-Technology Swiss GmBH
    Inventor: Bobo W. Lambertz
  • Patent number: 9526284
    Abstract: An integrated defense garment may have an undergarment and may have a holster. The holster may have an affixment apparatus and a defensive device retention apparatus. The affixment apparatus may be connected in mechanical communication with the undergarment and the defensive device retention apparatus may be in mechanical communication with the affixment apparatus. In this manner, a defensive device may be concealed under clothing in a holster of an integrated defense garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Elissa M. Graves, Kyle W. Graves
  • Patent number: 9486017
    Abstract: An anti-odor apparel includes: an upper body clothing that defines an open end; an extended sleeve stitched to the open end to form a loop-shaped sewing connection, the extended sleeve having a sleeve segment and an extension segment which respectively have lower end portions that are made from a functional fabric; and a lifting unit including an elastic string that has two connecting end portions and that extends along the loop-shaped sewing connection. The connecting end portions of the elastic string are held to the loop-shaped sewing connection such that the elastic string is held under tension so as to elastically lift at least one of the lower end portions of the sleeve segment and the extension segment toward the user's underarm area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: John Liu
  • Patent number: 9403044
    Abstract: A system for providing any plurality of exchangeable (typically thin-walled and lightweight) outer skins in combination with a wearable base garment, the base garment selected from as at least one of a one-piece suit, pants or a jacket and exhibiting a plurality of fasteners. A first selected outer skin is configured for positioning in overlaying fashion relative to any of the pants or jacket of the base garment. The outer skin exhibits a further plurality of fasteners which inter-engage with the first plurality of fasteners. The first skin exhibits a first decorative pattern and, upon being detached from the base garment, can be substituted by a second identically constructed skin exhibiting a second decorative pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Pirone
  • Patent number: 9387909
    Abstract: Mooring device for mooring a ship and comprising a base, a movable arm construction supported by the base, and at least one magnet mounted in a frame, which frame is supported by the movable arm construction, and wherein for mooring the ship the at least one magnet is arranged to attract the ship's hull, wherein at or near the at least one magnet a force generating device is provided comprising a movable force exerting part for applying a force on the ship's hull in order to test whether the magnet attracting the ship's hull provides at least a required mooring force, and that means for measuring for measuring the distance between the at least one magnet and the ship's hull are provided that are connected or connectable to a detection device for detecting whether or not the magnet is loose from the ship's hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Marlon Boerleider, Gerardus Antonius Jozef Mampaeij, Stijn Leenders, Wouter van Reenen
  • Patent number: 9259036
    Abstract: A formal shirt that allows for increased athletic movement and a method for production of such a shirt. Increased movement is achieved by sewing a “pivot panel” between the front and back shirt panels. The pivot panel moves the side seam away from the major stress concentrations caused by common lumbar and brachial rotations. The pivot panel avoids binding at the shoulders, tends to reduce wrinkling, and prevents the shirttails from coming untucked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Outlier Incorporated
    Inventors: Abraham Burmeister, Tyler Clemens
  • Patent number: 8950013
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a grip garment for assisting a user in carrying an item. The garment comprises an article of clothing selected from a long sleeve shirt, a short sleeve shirt and a vest. The article has at least one lateral grip area having a frictional material, such as an elastomer, applied to the lateral grip area to create a frictional surface extending above the outside surface of the article. The frictional surface is in contact with an item carried under the arm of a user to resist the relative motion of the item with respect to the grip area. Additional grip areas are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Bates
  • Patent number: 8863314
    Abstract: A garment mounted storage compartment for support and transport of a planar electronic device such as a tablet computer having a video screen. The device features a compartment which has a rotatable flap with supports to position the electronic device in front of the user's eyes and in a position for operation with the user's fingers. Support while walking or sitting allows the user to operate the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Ben Raviv
  • Patent number: 8856964
    Abstract: Thermal garments with reduced weight and bulk and improved packability include targeted zones of increased thermal resistive properties. Such garments may include: (a) a first garment region extending along a central back portion of the garment from the waist area of the garment to the neck area; (b) second and third garment regions extending along the sides of the garment from the waist area to the underarm area; and (c) a fourth garment region extending between the first and second garment regions, between the first and third garment regions, and between the second and third garment regions. The fourth garment region includes a thermal material having a lower thermal resistive value than the thermal resistive values of the thermal materials associated with the first, second, and third garment regions. Methods of making such garments also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Sophie Louise Mather
  • 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