Trousers Or Overalls Patents (Class 2/227)
  • Patent number: 11337475
    Abstract: Aspects herein provide for a pocket structure for a garment that is configured to effectively stow and secure objects such as balls. The pocket structure comprises a gusset insert located on an outer-facing panel of the pocket structure and a pleat structure located on an inner-facing panel of the pocket structure. The gusset insert and the pleat structure work in combination to increase the interior volume of the pocket structure to effectively accommodate the stored object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Cadman J. Cherry, Luke Hammer, Heather E. Radich
  • Patent number: 11330854
    Abstract: A t-shirt apparel with integrated deep pockets includes a t-shirt body, at least one upper pocket, and a lower pocket. The t-shirt body includes a front panel and a rear panel as the front panel and the rear panel are perimetrically connected to each other. The at least one upper pocket includes an upper pocket body and an upper opening. The lower pocket includes a lower pocket body and a lower opening. The upper pocket body is internally integrated to a chest section of the front panel. The upper opening traverses into the upper pocket body through the chest section. The lower pocket body is internally integrated to a waist section of the front panel. The lower opening traverses into the lower pocket body through the waist section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Abdalla Abukashef
  • Patent number: 11272744
    Abstract: There is described a male garment having a body including a front portion and leg openings for a wearer's legs. A resiliently elastic stretch panel is attached to an interior of the body and includes an opening for receiving therethrough the wearer's genitalia. A pouch is defined between the stretch panel and the front portion for receiving therein the wearer's genitalia. A padded member is attached to the interior of the body for cushioning one or more areas of the wearer, such as their crotch and buttocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: 0912139 B.C. LTD.
    Inventors: Nora Shaughnessy, Desmond Price, Dustin Bigney
  • Patent number: 11183318
    Abstract: Wraps that provide heat and flame resistant properties to a portable radio, a remote speaker microphone (RSM), and a cord therebetween have an elongate body having a head and a tail, opposing first and second major surfaces that each have first and second elongate edges, and first and second elongate sides. The elongate body is made of flame and heat resistant fabric and has first fasteners positioned as a releasably mateable pair when the first and second elongate sides meet or overlap in a wrapped positioned. The head defines an opening therethrough positioned for alignment with a voice amplifier of a RSM when the wrap is in a wrapped position around the RSM. A wrap may be and independent article or it may be sewn to a firefighter turnout coat on a front boy section proximate a neck section of the coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BreakThrough Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Trent B. Shroyer
  • Patent number: 11166504
    Abstract: A lower body outer garment, such as a pant or legging, is provided which has a construction and hidden support which helps to redefine the wearer's appearance. The support is in one embodiment provided in the form of internal mesh re-enforcing panels that lift the buttocks and flatten the tummy. The invention also relates to twill or denim fabric versions of the lower garment, and includes the front and rear power control panels having strategic hem placement to avoid cutting into fleshy areas on the wearer or to lift and sculpt both the front and backside of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: LANE BRYANT IPCO LLC
    Inventors: Lazar Otashevich, Su Son, Kate McLaughlin, Tung Ting Wong
  • Patent number: 11134733
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a garment liner that couples to the interior of a clothing article. The garment liner can replace typical underwear. The garment liner can shield clothing from a person's body, and can improve comfort by conforming to the shape of the clothing instead of to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick Miller, Christopher Wessels
  • Patent number: 11129422
    Abstract: Systems or methods for anatomy warping a garment are provided. Anatomy warping is any deliberate manipulation of a garment's seams, pockets, and/or other construction lines and/or details in order to change the perceived shape of a wearer of the garment toward a desired appearance. Additionally, the garments that result from use of these systems and methods for anatomy warping are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: The H.D. Lee Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren J. Peshek, Justin T. Mark, Brian Marion, Kyle Stephens, Donald Hoffman, Stephen H. Zades
  • Patent number: 11116654
    Abstract: Provided herein is a device for reinforcing the lower body during the performance of a compound weightlifting exercise including at least two thigh bands, each defining an opening for a wearer's thigh, at least two biasing straps, each biasing strap having a proximal end and a distal end, each biasing strap connected at the distal end thereof to one of the at least two generally circular thigh bands, and a waist portion connected to the proximal end of each biasing strap. When worn, each of the biasing straps extends between the waist portion and the thigh bands, over one of the wearer's buttocks and a rear portion of the wearer's thigh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Stand Strong Company LLC
    Inventor: Dominic J. Massimiani
  • Patent number: 11089827
    Abstract: An article of clothing and a method of use thereof by a practitioner of a body position-dependent exercise or discipline. The clothing includes at least one alignment line extending substantially an entire length of a limb of the practitioner. The at least one alignment line is configured to be referenced by the practitioner to confirm proper alignment of the limb according to at least one of the following metrics: direction; rotation; or pitch. The clothing also includes at least one visual indicium positioned on a limb of the practitioner. The at least one visual indicium is configured to be referenced, grasped, or touched by the practitioner using another body part of the practitioner during performance of the exercise or discipline. The method includes wearing the clothing and executing a series of poses or body positions corresponding to the at least one alignment line and the at least one visual indicium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: One Whirl LLC
    Inventor: Christine McMahon Tumpson
  • Patent number: 11019861
    Abstract: An article of clothing is provided having a plurality of accesses for accessing, when the clothing is worn by a wearer, the area below the clothing without removing the clothing. In one example, the article of clothing is an upper-body garment with two arm accesses, an anterior torso access, and two side torso accesses. In another example, the article of clothing is a lower-body garment with two leg accesses, two knee accesses, and two hip accesses. In one example, each access is opened or closed by an incremental fastening device such as a one-way or two-way zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Bimla Picot
  • Patent number: 10993485
    Abstract: The invention provides an item of clothing in the form of trousers (1) for use outdoors and/or in hunting, having two trouser legs (2, 3) and a device for protecting against pests. To provide effective protection against pests, the device an internal insert (4), preventing the passage of pests, in particular ticks, is provided in at least one trouser leg (2,3), the lower end (5) of which insert reaches as far as the foot area (6) of the user and the upper end (8) of which insert reaches as far as the foot area (6) of the user and the upper end (8) of which is permanently connected or can be detachably connected to the trouser leg (2,3) on the inside, wherein the connection at the upper end (8) is closed circumferentially to prevent passage of the pest through connection (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Kai-Uwe Kühl
  • Patent number: 10980299
    Abstract: A bottom garment for providing comfort to the wearer. The bottom garment may include a front panel and a back panel, both the front panel and the back panel formed of a high weft-stretch fabric. The bottom garment may also include a garment lining formed of a higher weft-stretch fabric, low weight fabric attached on the inside of the panels inside of the garment, above a crotch point of the bottom garment. The stretch in the weft direction of the garment lining is greater than a stretch in the weft direction of the front panel and the back panel. The stretch in the warp direction of the garment lining is less than the stretch in the weft direction of the garment lining. The bottom garment may further include an elastic support band for maintaining the position of the garment when the garment is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wrangler Apparel Corp.
    Inventors: Whitney Neary, Amber Burke, Angela Kathleen Primavera, Hannah Alice Palmer, Shawn Tilson Mueller, Robert Owen, Ye Ren De, Surendar Sihag, Yu Hui Bin, John D. Lindquist, Steven Charles Miller
  • Patent number: 10898134
    Abstract: Therapeutic clothing includes a garment adapted to be worn over a lower portion of a body having a waistband and first and second legs extending below the waistband. The therapeutic clothing has a first elongated sensory strip overlying an outside surface of the first leg and extending along the length of the first leg between the waistband and a lower end of the first leg, a first fastening system for releasably attaching the first elongated sensory strip to the outside surface of the first leg, a second elongated sensory strip overlying an outside surface of the second leg and extending along the length of the second leg between the waistband and a lower end of the second leg, and a second fastening system for releasably attaching the second elongated sensory strip to the outside surface of the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Renée Smith
  • Patent number: 10863782
    Abstract: Articles of apparel include: (a) a garment structure having one or more fabric elements structured and arranged to provide a close fit to at least one predetermined portion of a body (e.g., area(s) of the body for which enhanced position sensing and/or feedback are desired); and (b) a body position feedback system engaged with or integrally formed as part of the garment structure. The body position feedback system may apply higher tensile or constricting (compressive) forces to selected portions of the wearer's body and/or stretch resistance, which can help stimulate or interact with nerves and deep tissue receptors located in various portions of the body. The increased forces at selected locations of the body give the wearer sensory feedback regarding the position or orientation of these parts of the body and can improve or accelerate development of “muscle memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Nordstrom, Susan L. Sokolowski
  • Patent number: 10857414
    Abstract: A wearable resistance exercise garment and method of resistance exercise provides stretchy material athletic pants with elastic bands attached at the ankle ends for resistance exercises. The wearer pulls one end of the elastic bands in a first direction to generate an external resistance force that is counterbalanced by the weight and feet of the wearer. The pants have an upper waist section and a pair of legs terminating at two ankle ends. The ankle ends form openings that enable passage of the feet. A hook and loop fastener strap regulates the snugness around the ankle. A fastenable pocket forms at ankle ends. Elastic bands have a first end fixedly attach to the pocket, and a second end that can be grasped by the wearer. The bands are pulled in first direction and manipulated for resistance training. When not in use, the bands are tucked into their respective pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Tracy L Lopez
  • Patent number: 10842210
    Abstract: Systems and methods of integrating dynamic materials into articles for adjustable physical characteristics including aesthetic and functional characteristics are provided herein. For example, in response to a human's body heat, a dynamic material may change shape to allow additional permeability in an article of clothing. Similarly, in response to the presence of moisture, an article of clothing may close a vent to prevent the introduction of rain into an internal portion of the article. The shape changing material may change shape that merely affects a feature formed by the shape changing material. Additionally, it is contemplated that the shape changing material may change shape that affects a geometric structure of the article as a whole, such as protrusions, dimples, vents, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Nordstrom, Patrick Williams
  • Patent number: 10772782
    Abstract: An orthosis includes dynamic tensioning elements, recreating and/or improving on the load sharing typically provided by soft tissue, such as ligaments, tendons, muscle and a capsule at a joint of a patient or wearer, thereby providing support and preventing further injury from joint instability and/or joint laxity. The orthosis can support a glenohumeral joint of the shoulder brace and can prevent additional injury from various shoulder instabilities, for example, anterior, inferior, posterior and/or multidirectional instabilities. This can be accomplished by dynamically tensioning posterior, anterior and/or humeral head straps of the orthosis. The straps can be primarily adjustable only in tension forces stored there within, rather in orientation relative to the shoulder. This can simplify setup and use, and can ensure the orthosis has a low profile. Related methods of use also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Lebolt, Eric J. VanMiddendorp, Timothy D. Stoepker, Isaac Running, Robert Ball
  • Patent number: 10729189
    Abstract: A protective garment configured to facilitate easy donning of the garment is described. The sleeves and legs are shorted and held in a donning configuration by releaseably affixing at least a portion of upper and lower segments of the interior surface of each limb. This allows the garment to be handled and donned by the wearer, without the wearer touching an exterior surface of the garment. A method of preparing a protective garment for donning and a method of donning such a garment is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Drake Smith, Frances W. Mayfield, Theresa M. McCoy, Ruthlyn M. Reyes, Normand Gagnier, Dennis Yi-Der Lee
  • Patent number: 10625110
    Abstract: A garment including a garment body configured to be wearable by a person. The garment also includes a first tube selectively coupled to the garment body. The first tube is configured to receive a first desired amount of liquid through a first opening of the first tube. The garment further includes a second tube selectively coupled to the garment body independently of the first tube. The second tube is configured to receive a second desired amount of liquid through a second opening of the second tube. The second tube is fluidly distinct from the first tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: UWM Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Henneberry
  • Patent number: 10589058
    Abstract: Therapeutic clothing includes a garment adapted to be worn over a lower portion of a body having a waistband and first and second legs extending below the waistband. The therapeutic clothing has a first elongated sensory strip attached to an outside surface of the first leg and extending along the length of the first leg between the waistband and a lower end of the first leg. The first elongated sensory strip has an inner edge attached to the outside surface of the first leg and a free outer edge. The therapeutic clothing has a second elongated sensory strip attached to an outside surface of the second leg and extending along the length of the second leg between the waistband and a lower end of the second leg. The second sensory strip has an inner edge attached to the outside surface of the second leg and a free outer edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Renée Smith
  • Patent number: 10576312
    Abstract: A firefighter's protective garment including an outer shell, moisture barrier and thermal barrier in which the composite structure varies according to the sweating cartography of the human body and in so doing enhances the evacuation of metabolic heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INNOTEX INC.
    Inventors: Claude Barbeau, Eric St-Arneault
  • Patent number: 10548797
    Abstract: To wear and remove an assist instrument has been difficult because a user has to wear or remove the assist instrument on or from her/his body in a state that an elastic member is contracted. An assist instrument includes a wearing-removal member that is placed wearably and removably on a body of a user; an assist unit that is provided to the wearing-removal member, and assists muscular strength of the user by an action of at least one of extension and contraction by power supply; a control unit that controls an action of the assist unit; and something that adjusts constriction of the body by the wearing-removal member at a time of at least one of wearing and detachment of the wearing-removal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Mikio Owashi, Yusuke Morino, Junya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10485275
    Abstract: A halter bib athletic garment is described herein. A halter bib athletic garment may be removed or lowered without removing a jersey by simply pulling a halter strap over the head of a wearer. One or more embodiments of a halter bib allow wearers to more readily urinate or have a bowel movement because the halter bib may be easily lowered or removed. A halter bib athletic garment may include a lower body section, a chamois coupled to the lower body section, and an upper body section. The upper body section comprises a halter strap forming a portion of a loop of a head opening on the upper body section. The halter strap includes two front side portions and a rear side portion positioned between the front side portions. The rear side portion is coupled to the athletic garment only with the front side portions of the halter strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Karany Nhim
  • Patent number: 10463084
    Abstract: Garment and manufacturing method, describes a one size garment (1) for different sizes of women or men, made of a fabric comprising at least a natural non-elastic fiber material, a first synthetic fiber material and a second elastic synthetic fiber material, these synthetic fibers being covered by polyurethane and polyethylene, having chain stitch seams (3) using 100% polyester thread (4) in which are also stretchy, which join together the different pieces (2) to form the garment; and in that said garment (1) has a distressed look in certain areas of the material. The manufacture thereof comprises making, by hand or machine, using round point needles and a subsequent wash process in two phases, in which an emulsion to protect the elastic fibers is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: COFEMEL—Sociedade de Vestuário, S.A.
    Inventor: Beatriz Vila Nova Azevedo Costa Carneiro
  • Patent number: 10441062
    Abstract: An integral jacket backpack assembly includes a jacket for draping over a wearer. The jacket has an outer surface with a front section covering the front of the wearer and back section covering the back of the wearer. The backpack has a front surface and a back surface with the front surface abutting the jacket outer surface back section when the jacket is draped over a wearer. The center of the backpack front surface connects to the center of the jacket outer surface back section to connect the jacket to the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Al J Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10433595
    Abstract: A garment related to leg protection for hazardous activities. Darts and pleats sewn or otherwise constructed into such a garment to improve fit and contouring. The garment may comprise a belt assembly providing improved comfort and reduced fatigue and injury with pivot points adjacent a wearer's hips. The belt assembly may have a shape to mimic that of a human pelvis. Such a shape may facilitate the transfer of weight more directly onto the wearer's bone structure with less strain on the wearer's muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BADGER BUILT, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Eric Bell
  • Patent number: 10362817
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-use garment including each of a torsal portion, a pair of sleeve portions attached to the torsal portion and a pair of leg portions attached to the torsal portion. The torsal portion may be configured to be worn over a torso. Further, each sleeve portion may be configured to accommodate at least a part of an arm. Furthermore, each leg portion may be configured to accommodate at least a part of a leg. Additionally, the multi-use garment may include a pair of fasteners attached to one or more of the torsal portion and the pair of leg portions. Further, each fastener may be configured to create a closed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Isadora Arzu
  • Patent number: 10362819
    Abstract: An article having a panel secured between two layers of a trim piece and having a pocket affixed to a zipper, where a first zipper tape is affixed to the panel, and a second zipper tape is secured between the two layers of the trim piece such that the pocket is in communication with an incised opening in the panel is provided. The panel may be secured between the two layers of the trim piece at a first edge, and the incised opening may be formed proximate to the first edge such that the article comprises a pocket presented proximate to the trim piece. The present invention further comprises a method of manufacturing the article including a pocket presented proximate to the trim piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea J. Staub
  • Patent number: 10362815
    Abstract: Provided herein is a kimono jacket that has three or more anti-grip reinforcement panels, wherein the anti-grip reinforcement panels are capable of popping and/or releasing a grip of an opponent when the reinforced kimono is gripped. Also provided herein is a kit including a kimono that has anti-grip reinforcement panels and kimono pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lime Enterprises Limited
    Inventor: Dean Thompson
  • Patent number: 10300324
    Abstract: A weighted suit includes a sleeveless suit being composed of a neoprene material and to fit around a torso area of a user, the sleeveless suit having two leg compartments to extend to above a knee of the user; a first pair of weights integrated into a chest portion of the sleeveless suit, each of the first pair of weights having a rubber pouch forming an interior cavity; and a pre-determined amount of iron sand permanently secured within the interior cavity of the rubber pouch, the pre-determined amount of iron sand providing weight; the rubber pouch flexes with movement of the user; a second pair of weights integrated into an upper back portion of the sleeveless suit; a third pair of weights integrated into thigh regions of the two leg compartments; each of the third pair of weights is positioned to wrap from a front of the user's leg to a back of the user's leg; and each weight of the first, second, and third pair of weights is permanently sewn into the sleeveless suit to be completely enclosed by the neopr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Francois Ransom
  • Patent number: 10285458
    Abstract: A garment for motorcyclists which includes a pair of trousers, a belt portion, at least one adjusting insert and at least one protective element which is removably applied to the knee portion of the garment. Said at least one protective element is removably housed in a pocket arranged in the garment. The garment is also provided at the bottom portion of said pair of trousers with fixing means suitable for defining a plurality of height positions with reference to the belt portion of the garment. Said at least one adjusting insert is suitable for being removably fixed to the fixing means in order to adjust the length of the trousers. The garment is also provided at its knee portion with fastening means suitable for defining a plurality of height positions with reference to the belt portion of the garment. Said fastening means are suitable for adjusting the configuration of the pocket in which the protective element is housed in order to adjust the positioning of said protective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ALPINESTARS RESEARCH SRL
    Inventor: Giovanni Mazzarolo
  • Patent number: 10244798
    Abstract: An improved, substantially elongated gusset and/or crotch panel, incorporated into garments for humans' lower bodies. This novel, uniquely shaped, and scaled gusset significantly enhances wearers' comfort by eliminating seams, material transitions, stitching, and other mechanisms or methods of attachment from within the boundaries of a defined protected region, which coincides with the wearer's sensitive genital area. The gusset is preferably constructed from at least one layer of material, and may feature additional layers. In preferred embodiments, the elongated gusset and/or crotch panel is incorporated into girl/boy short-style undergarments, bikini-style undergarments, thong-style undergarments, pajama-bottom style garments, and other lower-body garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Underwares Group, LLC
    Inventor: Michelle Wexler
  • Patent number: 10231496
    Abstract: A deployable rain pants assembly, for use by a user having a waist and legs in protecting everyday pants from the rain, including a belt and a pants portion. The pants portion is initially stored near the belt, which is worn around the waist until needed. The pants portion has a top edge, a bottom edge having ankle openings, a pair of pant leg portions, and a waist band having a waist band front and a waist band rear. A pair of main seams extend from near the bottom edge to the waistband and selectively join the pant leg parts, and join the waist band front and waist band rear. Once the pants portion is deployed downwardly from the belt, the waist band rear is tucked between the legs, the user steps through the ankle openings, and main seams are joined to encase and cover the everyday pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Dovid Leib Glassner
  • Patent number: 10231494
    Abstract: A garment for boosting circulation in areas of a user's body corresponding to the user's joints, having at least one fabric member of a size for at least partly covering at least one part of the user's body that includes at least one joint area lying over at least one joint of the user, and at least one muscle area lying over at least one muscle of the user, the fabric member being at least one of dimensioned and structured so as not to compress the part of the user's body covered by the fabric member, the fabric member having a heat insulating property at each joint area to be covered and a heat transmitting property at each muscle area to be covered, so that when the garment is worn, each joint area stays warmer than each muscle area to boost circulation in each joint area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EVOGENERATE, LLC
    Inventors: Holly Shapiro, John Koetz
  • Patent number: 10188156
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparel and methods for supporting a movement of an athlete during an asymmetrical athletic motion. An example asymmetric garment for at least a portion of a body of a wearer includes a first material portion and a second material portion, with the first material portion and second material portion being arranged asymmetrically with respect to a central vertical plain of the garment, and with the second material being adapted to provide a lesser resistance to at least one of stretching or twisting than the first material to reduce resistance to a movement of the wearer during an asymmetrical athletic motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEW BALANCE ATHLETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Lubets, Nicholas Raymond
  • Patent number: 10165805
    Abstract: A bottom garment with buttock lifting feature with a tape attached to an inner side of the seat area corresponding to each of the back pockets, such that the tape extends downwardly from the waist area along and inside a stitching line of the outer lateral edge of the back pocket to the lower end of the outer lateral edge, then extends laterally from the lower end of the outer lateral edge along and inside a stitching line of the bottom edge to the lower end of the inner lateral edge, and finally extends upwardly from the lower end of the inner lateral edge along and inside a stitching line of the inner lateral edge to the waist area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Delta Global Sourcing Limited
    Inventor: Tak Yu Yuen
  • Patent number: 10154702
    Abstract: A bottom garment for providing comfort to the wearer. The bottom garment may include a front panel and a back panel, both the front panel and the back panel formed of a high weft-stretch fabric. The bottom garment may also include a garment lining formed of a higher weft-stretch fabric, low weight fabric attached on the inside of the panels inside of the garment, above a crotch point of the bottom garment. The stretch in the weft direction of the garment lining is greater than a stretch in the weft direction of the front panel and the back panel. The stretch in the warp direction of the garment lining is less than the stretch in the weft direction of the garment lining. The bottom garment may further include an elastic support band for maintaining the position of the garment when the garment is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Whitney Neary, Amber Burke, Angela Kathleen Primavera, Hannah Alice Palmer, Shawn Tilson Mueller, Robert Owen, Ye Reu De, Surendar Sihag, Yu Hui Bin, John D. Lindquist, Steven Charles Miller
  • Patent number: 10143878
    Abstract: A movement resistance shirt for providing muscle toning to a user wearing the shirt. The shirt including a pair of semi-rigid shoulder anchors each configured to circle a shoulder of the user and a pair of long elastic bands each extending between first and second ends. A second end of at least one of said pair of long elastic band dangles out of a cuff of said shirt, and each one of the long elastic band is attached at its other first end to a respective one of the shoulder anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Ofer Gottfried
  • Patent number: 10123571
    Abstract: RABBUTT HOLE PANTS™, fashioned with a crotch opening for a lady to wear to arouse sexual interest. RABBUTT HOLE PANTS™ compliment two RABBUTT™ platform assemblies where the placement of a dildo in relation to a clitoral stimulator is provided for a lady's simultaneous stimulation while fornicating with the dildo, so the lady giver “gets” while “giving.”RABBUTT HOLE PANTS™ hold common dildos or RABBUTT™ in place for fornicating. With discretion, RABBUTT HOLE PANTS™ may be worn without an erect prosthetic in public to raise interest in sex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Leonard Storch
  • Patent number: 10118063
    Abstract: A fabric-like, elastic, exercise resistance band with first and second ends, permanently affixed to the end of each leg section of an exercise pant garment that extends to at least just below the knee area. The resistance bands comprise a resilient material and offer no resistance when formed to each leg, out of the way for everyday activities. When the resistance bands are unformed and fastened together by way of a locking canister affixed to each resistance band, the muscles of the lower body, primarily the inner thighs and buttocks, may be stimulated as the legs are moved further apart during a resistance exercise program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: John G. DeYoung
  • Patent number: 10098408
    Abstract: A shoe having an upper and a sole connected to the upper. The upper has, at least in part, a knitted material forming its outer surface. To ensure sufficient longitudinal elasticity in the forefoot region and a good fit, along with efficient production, the knitted material includes a first knitted material layer produced from a first thread and a second knitted material layer produced from a second thread arranged on the first knitted material. The second material layer at least partially covers the first material layer. In the region of the front half, as seen in the longitudinal direction of the shoe, and/or in the heel region of the shoe, the second material layer runs, at least in part, in strip form in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction of the shoe so as to form a number of strips running parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PUMA SE
    Inventor: Andreas Siegismund
  • Patent number: 10065065
    Abstract: An exercise suit with integrated weights includes a shirt portion and a pants portion that are constructed from a lightweight elastomeric material. A plurality of soft weights are disposed along the shirt and pants portions at locations adjacent to the major muscle groups of the suit wearer. Each of the weights can be permanently secured along the inside facing surface of the shirt and pants, and conform to the shape and movement of the suit wearer. The suit also includes a fitness monitor having a heartbeat sensor, timer and display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Derrick Herron
  • Patent number: 10064438
    Abstract: A way to provide an exercise garment that, without hampering athletic performance, for example by limiting movement, frees a wearer from having to check or worry about rearward appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RYU APPAREL INC.
    Inventors: Juliet Korver, Erin Mcgann
  • Patent number: 10051897
    Abstract: Sports garment for shaping female buttocks and hips, including: rear part covering buttocks except their upper terminal portion, front part at least partially covering the abdomen, and waist part covering at least buttocks terminal upper portion. The rear part includes two rear elements; each including: first portions to cover: buttocks lower terminal portion, buttocks lateral portion, and hips portion; and second portions to cover: buttocks central portion and lower central portion at the garment rear fork. The rear part includes an insert increasing elastic modulus and/or tenacity of the rear part first portions relative to second portions. Lateral edges of two rear part rear elements connect along a central rear seam positioned on the buttocks intergluteal cleft; before sewing together, the lateral edges have rectilinear shape in plan view, facilitating seam insertion into the intergluteal cleft and adherence of the two elements to buttocks when wearing pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FREDDY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Carlo Freddi, Margherita Freddi
  • Patent number: 10045576
    Abstract: A pocket for a garment for receiving a mobile electronic device therein includes a lower portion, fixedly attached to the garment, and an upper portion, fixedly attached to the garment. In addition, the lower and upper portions form the pocket for receiving the mobile electronic device. Furthermore, a depth adjusting means is formed on the lower portion and the garment for vertically adjusting a pocket space and a width adjusting means is formed on the upper portion and the garment for horizontally adjusting the pocket space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Yong Chong Kim
  • Patent number: 10021921
    Abstract: The invention discloses contoured, shape-enhancing jeans garments having permanent inner structures of a buttocks enhancing contoured form at the posterior waistband portion and torso region; and, an anterior tummy slimming and smoothing pocket structure system, eliminating the need for additional or separate buttocks expanding, or shaping devise, or girdle type undergarments. The buttocks system is affixed at strategic points to the posterior of the jeans garment; and the tummy system is similarly incorporated at the anterior of the garments. The buttocks system is comprised of a tapered open cell foam pad with a stretchable posterior casing and anterior minimal stretch lining allowing for flexibility, comfort and conformity to the individuals physique with a free floating lower edge. The tummy system is specifically positioned to slim and smooth by covering and containing the tummy of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Winfield Gilbert James
  • Patent number: 10004649
    Abstract: The pants has two zippers symmetrically arranged from a waistband's front center extend slantwise downward to a lateral side of the pants. A detachable wrapping member is integrated with the pants. The wrapping member has a belt whose two ends thread through corresponding loops at bottom corners of the wrapping member, and a bottom portion of the wrapping member is flipped upward to reliably cover a crotch area of a user, preventing excrement or urine from overflowing. A clamping member uses Velcro fastening elements or snap buttons to lock a planar object of an absorbent member, and the clamping member can provide secured positioning, increased friction, and load distribution so that the absorbent member can be reliably worn. The clamping member contains a clamping element that is concealed when not in use. The clamping element then can be flipped to further secure its locking the absorbent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Chien-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 9986773
    Abstract: A pair of convertible pants comprising an upper pants portion, a lower pants portion, an opening extending longitudinally from a hem end of the lower pants portion to a section that turns and continuously extending substantially circumferentially around the leg opening and ends at a terminus, and a closure being operable to extend along the entire length of the opening to selectively open and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ideavelopment Product Development & Consulting Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Kroecher
  • Patent number: 9901126
    Abstract: A protective garment assembly for preventing a constricting snake from attacking a user includes a suit that may be worn by the user. A body portion of the suit may be worn on the user's torso. A pair of arm portions of the suit each may be positioned around an associated one of the user's arms. A plurality of leg portions of the suit each may be positioned around an associated one of the user's legs. A plurality of blades is coupled to each of the body, arm and leg portions of the suit. A constricting snake cannot constrict the user without being injured by the plurality of blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Leroy Willams
  • Patent number: 9872526
    Abstract: Tension members anchored to a wearer's body to resist femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)-causing movements. A first tension member is anchored to the body of a subject, and produces a force on the subject's body to primarily limit the ability of the subject's thigh to internally rotate and the ability of the subject's knee to adduct. Thus, this first tension member resists the tendency of the subject's leg to twist inward or deflect inward, each of which may contribute to FAI. A second tension member is anchored to the subject's body, and provides a force to the subject's body to primarily limit the ability of the subject's hip joint to move in flexion. Thus, the second tension member resists the tendency of the subject's leg to raise too high, which may also contribute to FAI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Safran, Tomoo Yamada