Sleeves Patents (Class 2/125)
  • Patent number: 10480109
    Abstract: Article of apparel and a method for manufacturing the article of apparel from a singular knit component are disclosed. According to techniques described herein, multiple tubular knit components may be formed in succession, and as a run of knit components, by a standard flat-knitting machine. Thereafter, the knit components may be separated from each other, and portions of the knit components may be removed to transform each knit component into an article of apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Patent number: 10154694
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sensor garment including a harness. In one exemplary embodiment, the sensor garment includes a textile portion, a device-retention element coupled to the textile portion, and a stretchable harness coupled to the textile portion. The harness includes a conductive element disposed between layers of film. The conductive element includes a first termination point at the device retention element, configured to connect to a monitor device. The conductive element includes a second termination point configured to connect to a sensor or transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Kim Scheffler, Melanie M. Maslany
  • Patent number: 10143249
    Abstract: An outerwear garment with a concealed stretch back layer disclosed that improves a wearer's range of motion, while maintaining the integrity and function of the outerwear garment. The outerwear garment comprises an outer shell layer, an exterior layer action back, arm sleeve panel and an action back lining. The exterior layer action back is integrated into the back portion of the outer shell layer. The arm sleeve panel is attached to the outer shell layer at least at the front portion and the back portion of the outer shell layer. The action back lining comprises a concealed stretch back layer that is discrete from the outer shell layer and positioned in the back portion of the outer shell layer. The concealed stretch back layer comprises a stretch panel and a shell panel joined together and to the outer shell layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Carhartt, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan West, Jillian Schopieray, Jennifer Thompson, Deborah Newman, Iliana Enelia Fiscal Castañeda, Deana Clarke Hunt
  • Patent number: 10106918
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a radiation blocking clothing material utilized to construct articles of clothing such as but not limited to undergarments. The radiation blocking clothing material includes a first thread fiber, a second thread fiber and a third thread fiber constructed in a double sided knit structure. The double-sided knit structure promotes the material of the first thread fiber and second thread fiber to be on one side of the body of the radiation blocking clothing. The first thread fiber is a 84 D DTY silver fiber and the second thread fiber is a 90D DTY silver thread fiber and the conductive silver functions to block radiation having Faraday properties. The third thread fiber is manufactured from a cotton or a cotton blend. The composition of the body is operable to include a range of silver content within the range of 48 to 62 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Rajendhar Uddavolu, Suresh Algonda Patil
  • Patent number: 10080390
    Abstract: A nursing apparatus is configured to hold a garment in a gathered position to expose a breast for nursing. The apparatus has a strap with a first end and a second end. A fastener is disposed at the first end and is configured to connect the first end to a piece of clothing of the wearer. The fastener has a body portion attached to the strap and a movable part. A ring is disposed at the second end of the strap and configured to retain the strap in a closed loop shape to hold the garment in the gathered position. A method includes manufacturing the strap with the fastener at the first end and the ring positioned at the second end of the strap. The method includes instructing the wearer to lift the garment to form a gathered portion of the garment, form a loop shape with the strap around the gathered portion, and utilize the ring to retain the strap in the loop shape to hold the gathered portion in a fixed position relative to the wearer to expose a breast for nursing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Happy Fig, LLC
    Inventor: Melissa LaHann
  • Patent number: 10046226
    Abstract: A personal signal device can be worn on an arm of a water sport participant and includes a signal flag that is stowed in a pouch of the device and can be removed from the pouch and manually waved by the water sport participant when the water sport participant is in the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Downalert PSD, LLC
    Inventor: Denise Pitlyk
  • Patent number: 9801421
    Abstract: Form-fitting athletic garments may provide different elasticity and therefore different amounts of support along different directions. A relatively elastic textile may be used to form a form-fitting compressive garment such as shorts, shirts, leggings, bodysuits, socks, and the like. Stitch lines may be formed in the relatively elastic textile extending in a desired direction using thread(s) and/or stitch construction techniques to provide reduced elasticity along the direction of a stitch line. One or more stitch lines may be formed in a textile to provide enhanced support along the direction of the stitch line(s). An interior textile layer may be adhered the relatively elastic textile layer to contact the wearer's skin and to protect the wearer's skin from stitch lines. An interior textile layer may extend over all or part of the relatively textile layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Patent number: 9687031
    Abstract: Form-fitting athletic garments may provide different elasticity and therefore different amounts of support along different directions. A relatively elastic textile may be used to form a form-fitting compressive garment such as shorts, shirts, leggings, bodysuits, socks, and the like. Stitch lines may be formed in the relatively elastic textile extending in a desired direction using thread(s) and/or stitch construction techniques to provide reduced elasticity along the direction of a stitch line. One or more stitch lines may be formed in a textile to provide enhanced support along the direction of the stitch line(s). An interior textile layer may be adhered the relatively elastic textile layer to contact the wearer's skin and to protect the wearer's skin from stitch lines. An interior textile layer may extend over all or part of the relatively textile layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Patent number: 9565879
    Abstract: A clothing clip apparatus and a method for using same secure a garment in a position to allow a woman to nurse a child. A strap having a clip at one end and a ring at an opposite end secure the garment. The clothing clip apparatus attaches to a collar of the garment. The strap is dropped inside the garment, and the user grabs the ring and lifts the garment into a position for nursing the child. The ring is positioned over a top end of the clip to form a loop with the strap around the garment. Magnetic attraction between the ring and a magnet retains the garment in the desired position. The method of securing the garment using the clothing clip apparatus may be performed by the woman using one hand without assistance. A system holds a cover over the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Happy Fig, LLC
    Inventor: Melissa LaHann
  • Patent number: 9295290
    Abstract: A garment used to maintain users at a desired temperature during medical procedures. The garment provides openings at predetermined areas of the material to allow a user to be comfortably positioned and provide medical practitioners with access to the body while keeping the user at a desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Rosa Solorzano
  • Publication number: 20150082510
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a support shirt providing sleeve reinforcement regions on sleeve portions about a centerline. The centerline exists as a curvilinear axis across the support shirt. The support shirt comprises a shirt body, and shirt body sleeves positioned near the upper shirt body. The shirt body provides support for the wearer around the chest region. Sleeve portions are attached to the shirt body at the sleeve body holes. In an embodiment, the sleeve reinforcement regions comprise a length of taut material extending from the sleeve holes to an outer portion of the sleeve about the centerline. The sleeve portions extend in an outward direction relative to a frontal plane of the shirt body and in a downward direction relative to a transverse plane of the shirt body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: John Inzer
  • 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: 8856965
    Abstract: A shirt system for providing gloves as extensions of the sleeves to help prevent the leaking of snow, water, or other debris and to help provide protection for a user's torso, hands, wrist, and arms featuring a shirt component with two sleeves and two gloves extending from the sleeves. Slits are disposed in the sleeves allowing a user to remove his/her hands from the gloves and sleeve. Pockets are disposed on the sleeves near the gloves, wherein the pockets are adapted to house the gloves when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Theofield
  • Patent number: 8752212
    Abstract: The invention utilizes a long sleeve modified shirt for the foundation garment. A separate tubular sleeve has one end sewn about the modified sleeve approximately at the elbow. The other end, the free end, of the tubular sleeve may then extend beyond the end of the modified sleeve. The arm is inserted into the modified sleeve and through the tubular sleeve. The elbow pad is attached about the elbow joint over the modified sleeve and over the tubular sleeve end sewn at the elbow area. The free end of the tubular sleeve is pulled over the elbow pad and attaches to the area near the Biceps/Shoulders with straps having removable attachment means thereon. The straps are attached to allow for adjustment. Essentially, the tubular sleeve forms a partial pouch about the elbow pad thus holding and preventing the elbow pad from shifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Byrnes
  • Patent number: 8677513
    Abstract: A protective garment, such as a surgical gown, includes a garment body defining sleeves. A cuff may be secured at respective ends of the sleeves. A circumferentially extending coating is disposed on the sleeves beginning at the sleeve or cuff. The coating has a high friction surface such that an end of a glove pulled over the coating is inhibited from rolling or sliding back over the coating and down the sleeve. The coating may be formed of a low-tack surface modifier and may include a dye or colorant that may be used to indicate the fluid protection level of, for example, a surgical gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Mathis, John Rotella, Ajay Yashvantrao Houde
  • Patent number: 8677515
    Abstract: An article of apparel is disclosed that includes a covered electronic device. The apparel is at least partially formed from a material element that defines an aperture. The electronic device is locatable within the aperture and secured to the material element. A material covers the electronic device such that the electronic device cannot be seen. Upon activation of the electronic device, the readout is seen through the material. The electronic device may be a timing device, such as a watch, or a global positioning system unit. The apparel may be a wristband formed from a textile material or any of a variety of other types of apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: James Alec Ishihara, YeongKyu Yoo, Edward Lang Boyd
  • Patent number: 8601612
    Abstract: An element for an article of apparel, a container, or a variety of other products is disclosed. The element is formed from at least one section of a two-dimensional material, and the element includes a first edge and a second edge that each exhibit a concave configuration. Portions of the material adjacent the first edge and the second edge are arranged to overlap each other such that: (a) a portion of the first edge overlaps a portion of the second edge and (b) another portion of the second edge overlaps another portion of the first edge. The element may be utilized as a joint or a pocket in the article of apparel, and the element may form a pocket in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda K. Funk-Danielson
  • Patent number: 8601613
    Abstract: Various articles of apparel having a cylindrical portion, such as an arm region or a leg region, for extending around a joint (such as an elbow or a knee) of a wearer are disclosed. The cylindrical portion includes a textile material, for example, and a pattern located on a surface of the textile material or knitted into the textile material. The pattern has a first density in at least one area of the cylindrical portion oriented substantially parallel to a plane of bending of the joint, and the pattern has a second density in at least one area of the cylindrical portion oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane of bending of the joint. A purpose of the pattern may be to decrease the probability of an overuse syndrome or other injury occurring as a result of use of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Melhart, David Turner
  • Patent number: 8578517
    Abstract: In several embodiments, an athletic garment is designed to store energy when a weight or load is lowered in order to assist the wearer to subsequently raise the load. In some embodiments, the garment provides seams which are curved in order to twist the garment fabric and thereby store energy therein. In one shirt embodiment, the sleeves extend perpendicularly forward of the torso and then converge toward a centerline of the shirt. In a second shirt embodiment, the sleeves extend perpendicularly forward of the torso for their entire length. In a weight lifter's suit embodiment, the curved seams extends from an armhole of a torso section to a location under the buttocks of the lifter. In another shirt embodiment, the arms extend forwardly of a vertical plane when the wearer is lying on the back in preparation for an arching bench press movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Irma P. Alaniz, Pedro M. Alaniz, III
  • Patent number: 8341769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a garment that includes a torso portion and a pair of sleeves, with the junction between the torso portion and each of the sleeves including a closable opening. Each of the closable openings includes a first portion positioned on a respective underarm, extending along a side of the torso portion, and a second portion extending on a respective one of the sleeves, with each of the sleeves including a proximal portion adjacent the torso portion, a distal portion adjacent the proximal portion, and an arrangement carried by the proximal portion to maintain the distal portion in a lifted-up state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Walker Clarke Fayle, Brian Hans Pedersen, Anthony Richardson
  • Patent number: 8336115
    Abstract: A protective garment, such as a surgical gown, includes a garment body defining sleeves. A cuff may be secured at respective ends of the sleeves. An elastic fiber layer is disposed on the sleeves beginning at the sleeve or cuff. The elastic fiber layer has a high friction surface such that an end of a glove pulled over the elastic fiber layer is inhibited from rolling or sliding back over the elastic fiber and down the sleeve. The elastic fiber may be formed of a polyolefin or other polymers according to known processes and may include a dye or colorant that may be used to indicate the fluid protection level of, for example, a surgical gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joy Francine Jordan, Steve Wayne Fitting, Michael P. Mathis, Vicky S. Polashock, John J. Lassig, Renette E. Richard, John A. Rotella
  • Publication number: 20120266353
    Abstract: A System for holding golf tees on an arm of a golfer, comprising a layer of fabric mounted on the sleeve to host one or multiple tees separately, and including an additional layer of fabric mounted onto the sleeve, to prevent the tee from piercing through the sleeve and wounding the golfer's skin. The tee holding System is such that the tees are inserted parallel to the longitudinal axis of the sleeve, and held tightly in between the layers of fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Louis Ferre
  • Patent number: 8256024
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of a cold-weather garment. In one exemplary embodiment, a long-sleeve upper-body cold-weather garment includes a torso portion and two sleeve portions that are attached to and extend from opposite edges of the torso portion. The torso portion is made from a first material and the sleeve portions are each made from a second material. The first material is lighter per unit area and more breathable than the second material. The second material is heavier per unit area than the first material, but is more resistant to cold-weather environmental conditions. For example, the second material is water resistant, flame resistant and comprises an outer surface having a camouflage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Massif Mountain Gear Company, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20120102618
    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: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Abraham Burmeister, Tyler Clemens
  • Patent number: 8133264
    Abstract: A therapeutic heating sleeve (10) consisting of a laminate pad (20) with an exterior cover (22), a batting (24), a polyester lining (26), a heating wire (28) and an interior lining (30) having a hook and loop fastener (32) that is attached on the exterior cover (22) and the interior lining (30). The laminate pad (20) has a lower portion that is in the shape of a human arm and an upper portion that is in the shape of a human shoulder. The heating sleeve (10) is completed by overlapping the pad's right side onto the pad's left side and attaching the two sides with the hook and loop fastener (32), thereby forming an open-ended sleeve. An electrical control is removably attached to the laminate pad (20) for applying electrical energy to the heating wire (28), thereby creating heat for baseball pitchers to warm up their arm and shoulder prior to pitching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald P. LaFontaine
  • Publication number: 20120047624
    Abstract: A protective clothing system is disclosed and includes in one embodiment a short sleeve garment and right and left long-sleeves having a tubular shape so that the wearer can slide an arm into a respective one of each of the long-sleeves so that one end of the long-sleeve reaches the upper arm at a position above the hem of the short-sleeve, and the other end of the long-sleeve reaches to the wrist of the wearer, each of the long-sleeves hemmed at least on the other end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Coolibar, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Hubsmith
  • Publication number: 20100319104
    Abstract: A hockey shirt suitable for being worn by a hockey player and comprising (a) a torso portion having a head opening and a lower trunk opening; and (b) first and second sleeves, each of the first and second sleeves comprising biceps, elbow and forearm portions and a gripping zone provided on one of the biceps, elbow and forearm portions. The gripping zone is made of a material having a coefficient of friction sufficient for preventing movement between the hockey shirt and a hockey elbow pad worn by the hockey player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jean-François BÉLAND, Marc Gagnon
  • Publication number: 20100299804
    Abstract: An expandable clothing includes two cloth members, and an expandable element secured between the cloth members and having a resilience greater than that of the cloth members for allowing the clothing to be expanded to fit various users having different sizes or dimensions. The clothing may be selected from pants, trousers, skirts or shorts, sweaters, shirts, jackets or coats or the like having two tubular pant-legs or two sleeves for accommodating or receiving the legs or the feet, or the hands of the users. The expandable elements may be attached to the inner portions or the side portions of the pant-legs or the sleeves, or attached to the rear portion of the coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Cheng Han Huang
  • Publication number: 20100229279
    Abstract: A garment includes two or more subordinate images which may be visually superimposed to display a composite image by placing a part of the garment with a subordinate image across another part with another subordinate image, with parts of both subordinate images aligned from a viewing direction toward the front of the garment. By positioning different subordinate images on the back sides of both sleeves of a garment with long sleeves and another subordinate image on a front side of the garment, a plurality of composite images may be displayed. Selectively forming a sequence of composite images corresponds to a simple form of animation, in which a dynamic subject changes position relative to a static subject, or alternately in which a dynamic subject is represented at different instants of time. Subordinate images may optionally include text for creating selected sequences of words in corresponding sequences of composite images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Johnny C. Martinez
  • Publication number: 20100138976
    Abstract: The invention comprises a non-outerwear garment having at least one sewn seam on a sleeve of the garment and at least one said sleeve has an upper arm portion, a lower arm portion, and a cuff portion. A zipper extends from at least the upper arm portion through the lower arm portion and comprises a plurality of teeth. The plurality of teeth/coils has an open and a closed configuration, and in an at least partially closed configuration, a respective closed portion of the zipper or a fully closed zipper is substantially indistinguishable from the at least one seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Personally Yours, Inc.
    Inventor: Murray Appelbaum
  • Publication number: 20100138977
    Abstract: A method of making an article of clothing includes: providing a plurality of sheet segments each of which is made of a multi-layered material that includes a thermoplastic foamed layer, and a thermoplastic non-foamed layer laminated on the foamed layer, each of the sheet segments having at least one connection end; and assembling the sheet segments to form the clothing by heat-sealing the connection ends of the sheet segments, thereby forming heat-sealed seams in the clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Keng-Hsien LIN
  • Patent number: 7685649
    Abstract: A protective garment, such as a surgical gown, includes a garment body defining sleeves. A cuff may be secured at respective ends of the sleeves. An elastic fiber layer is disposed on the sleeves beginning at the sleeve or cuff. The elastic fiber layer has a high friction surface such that an end of a glove pulled over the elastic fiber layer is inhibited from rolling or sliding back over the elastic fiber and down the sleeve. The elastic fiber may be formed of a polyolefin or other polymers according to known processes and may include a dye or colorant that may be used to indicate the fluid protection level of, for example, a surgical gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joy Francine Jordan, Steve Wayne Fitting, Michael P. Mathis, Vicky S. Polashock, John J. Lassig, Renette E. Richard, John A. Rotella
  • Publication number: 20100064415
    Abstract: Various articles of apparel having a cylindrical portion, such as an arm region or a leg region, for extending around a joint (such as an elbow or a knee) of a wearer are disclosed. The cylindrical portion includes a textile material, for example, and a pattern located on a surface of the textile material or knitted into the textile material. The pattern has a first density in at least one area of the cylindrical portion oriented substantially parallel to a plane of bending of the joint, and the pattern has a second density in at least one area of the cylindrical portion oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane of bending of the joint. A purpose of the pattern may be to decrease the probability of an overuse syndrome or other injury occurring as a result of use of the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hal Melhart, David Turner
  • Patent number: 7669249
    Abstract: A band that extends around a garment appendage, such as a sleeve or trouser leg. The band has a concealed position that hides a reflective tape and a deployed position where the reflective tape is visible. The band includes a strip that encircles and is attached to the garment appendage at a distance from the free end of the garment appendage. The reflective tape is bonded to the underside of the strip or to the garment appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Blauer Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Blauer, Toufic G. Atallah
  • Publication number: 20100031414
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for tending human tissue, the method including the steps of having a body part of a person covered with watertight foil; having the body part wrapped in an elastic element, the elastic element enveloping the watertight foil, and the elastic element being under strain and thereby compressing tissue of the body part; and instructing the person to exercise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: BEAUTYDIVISION GMBH
    Inventor: Oswald Millet
  • Patent number: 7650650
    Abstract: A T-Shirt is disclosed having rolled sleeves and a torso portion configured to cover a portion of a torso of the person. In one embodiment, the rolled sleeves may be secured in place. In another embodiment, the rolled sleeves may include a snugging member to assist in contouring the sleeve to the wearer's arm. In one embodiment, the T-Shirt may further include a securing member configured to secure the rolled sleeve in place, the securing member being hidden from view from an exterior of the rolled sleeve when the shirt is worn by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventor: James A. Voege
  • Publication number: 20100011482
    Abstract: A garment, particularly a shirt, is made from a number of fabric portions which are sewn together, each of the portions having different performance characteristics. The front of the shirt is finished so as to be stain-resistant with a chemical water- and oil-repellent finish. To mitigate moisture accumulation on the wearer's skin, the back and sleeves are treated with an absorbency-enhancing finish, the collar and cuffs having a soil-release finish. In manufacture, the different portions are cut from differently treated sections of a mill run of fabric, the sections being processed under constant conditions so that the different sections have consistent shrinkage properties and colours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: LUTHAI TEXTILE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jason Chang
  • Publication number: 20100000005
    Abstract: A sports jersey/shirt suited for athletic participation, and particularly suitable for playing football, rugby, and the like where carrying a leather ball is involved. The shirt has several features that enhance the wearer's ability to firmly carry the ball with minimal slippage while improving the comfort of the shirt. The jersey includes a tactified surface on the outside surface of the sleeve where the ball contacts the arm as the player carries the ball in a tucked position. The surface is tacky to the touch to improve the connection between arm, shirt, and ball, thereby promoting enhanced ball security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Craig Dossman
  • Publication number: 20090320177
    Abstract: A protective garment, such as a surgical gown, includes a garment body defining sleeves. A cuff may be secured at respective ends of the sleeves. A circumferentially extending coating is disposed on the sleeves beginning at the sleeve or cuff. The coating has a high friction surface such that an end of a glove pulled over the coating is inhibited from rolling or sliding back over the coating and down the sleeve. The coating may be formed of a low-tack surface modifier and may include a dye or colorant that may be used to indicate the fluid protection level of, for example, a surgical gown. Additionally, a second coating of a phase change and/or shape memory material may be applied to the protective garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Brian Lin, Ajay Houde
  • Publication number: 20090260125
    Abstract: A protective garment of a type preferably conforming to at least one NFPA standard and worn by firefighters and by emergency rescue workers has a body, which has two sleeve mouths, and has two sleeves. Each sleeve is attached to the body by being sewn thereto, along and around a margin of an associated one of the sleeve mouths, so as to extend in a forward direction when unstressed. The forward direction may be a forward and downward direction, a forward and upward direction, or a forward and lateral direction. The protective garment may be a protective coat, a protective jacket, a protective shirt, or a suit of protective coveralls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot, Patricia K. Waters, William L. Grilliot, JR., James H. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20090100571
    Abstract: Described herein is a clothing and puppet system. The clothing and puppet system includes an article of clothing and a puppet attached to the article of clothing. The system further includes at least one coupling, wherein a first portion of the at least one coupling is attached to the article of clothing, and wherein a second portion of the coupling is attached to the puppet, such that when the first portion mates with the second portion, the puppet is attached to the article of clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: PAUL FRANK INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Soto
  • Patent number: 7353545
    Abstract: A band that extends around a garment appendage, such as a sleeve or trouser leg. The band has a concealed position that hides a reflective tape and a deployed position where the reflective tape is visible. The band includes a cylindrical strip that fully encircles and is attached to the garment appendage at a distance from the free end of the garment appendage. The reflective tape is bonded to the underside of the strip or to the garment appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Blauer Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Blauer, Toufic G. Atallah
  • Patent number: 7310825
    Abstract: In a garment element, for example a cuff for a sleeve, an access opening is defined between an overlap section extending between two attachment sections, the overlap section being formed of interleaving fabric ends suitably stiffened to provide a self-sealing function in both a use mode in which a body member extends there through and a non-use mode with the opening closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Gilles St-Germain
  • Patent number: 7310824
    Abstract: A garment comprising different portions having different performance characteristics. A preferred embodiment is a fishing shirt comprising: a body portion, said body portion being fabricated from a breathable, knitted fabric having a wicking finish; a collar portion and a yoke portion, said collar portion and said yoke portion being fabricated from a four-way stretch fabric having a wicking finish; a pair of lower sleeve portions, each of said lower sleeve portions being fabricated from a non-wicking, hydrophobic fabric; and a pair of underarm portions, each of said underarm portions being fabricated from a knit, anti-microbial fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Simms Fishing Products LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Walsh
  • Patent number: 7155746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protective outerwear for covering a body portion. The protective outerwear has an inside surface and an outside surface, with at least the outside surface including thereupon an ink jet printed low surface tension liquid blocking material in a continuous unbroken band, region, or combination of such, for blocking the wicking of liquid that is contained on the outside surface of the outerwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Andrew Schorr, Lee Kirby Jameson, Varunesh Sharma
  • Patent number: 6934969
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protective outerwear or workwear for covering a body portion. The protective outerwear has an inner surface and an outer surface, with the outer surface including thereupon a low surface tension liquid blocking material in a continuous unbroken band for blocking the wicking of at least low surface tension liquid that is contained on the outer surface of the outerwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip A. Schorr, Michael D. Powers
  • Patent number: 6775846
    Abstract: A sleeve holder for maintaining a garment sleeve in a rolled-up condition adjacent a person's shoulder includes a body and attachment portions connected to opposite ends of the body. The body includes a cover and an elastic core located within an interior of the cover. The cover defines a cross section that reduces in size between an intermediate part of the cover and the ends of the body. The attachment portions support hook and loop portions of a hook and loop connector for releasable engagement between the attachment portions. The cover is attached to the core adjacent the ends of the body while the core is held at a stretched length to form gathered portions of the cover when the core is released to a relaxed length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: L&N Sales and Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary G. LaFauci, Catherine J. Maddaloni
  • Publication number: 20040111784
    Abstract: The general method and apparatus of the invention comprises an adjustable strap system to secure one object to another, or one or more objects in a folded, rolled, or gathered position. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a single elongated strap of material having a first end and a second end, one end narrower than the other, a first side and a second side, four fastening surfaces or fasteners, three on one side and one on the opposite side, two positioned on each side of the narrow strap, and two positioned on the wide strap same side opposite the narrow strap. In the fastened state, the adjustable strap system secures the narrow strap by mating four opposing fastening surfaces thereby resulting in a dual locking adjustable strap system. In an alternative embodiment, two separate straps may be utilized with the dual locking mechanism of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Doug Henricksen
  • Publication number: 20030150044
    Abstract: The invention is a water impervious sleeve adapted to be placed on an arm of a patient that has a catheter installed therein. There is an arm band at each end of the sleeve. Each of the arm bands includes an elastic section. Each of the arm bands further includes an adjustable section which is used to adjust the effective force that is exerted on the catheter as it exits from one of the arm bands. An additional foam rubber wedge is installed in each of arm bands in a location to surround the catheter to effectively seal the catheter and the sleeve from any water entering into the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Michael W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 6530090
    Abstract: A protective garment, such as a surgical gown, includes a garment body defining sleeves. A cuff may be secured at respective ends of the sleeves. A circumferentially extending band is disposed on the sleeves at a distance from the end of the sleeve or cuff. The band has a raised profile such that an end of a glove pulled over the band is inhibited from rolling or sliding back over the band and down the sleeve. The band may be formed of a low-tack surface modifier. The sleeve may also include a coating or application of a surface modifier, such as a low-tack adhesive, applied to the region between the band and cuff or sleeve end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia Ambrose, Lisa Schild, Stacey G. McCarver