Trousers Or Overalls Patents (Class 2/227)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9839247
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a performance garment having a realistic visual effect of being constructed from abraded denim. The performance garment comprises a number of fabric panels that are adjoined together to form the garment. Each fabric panel is made of a stretch performance fabric that contains at least 50% polyester and at least 10% of one or more elastomeric materials. Each fabric panel is printed with a pattern that provides the fabric panel with the visual effect of abraded denim. For instance, each fabric panel may be printed with an original digital pattern that was not produced from imaging a denim garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LUCY APPAREL, LLC
    Inventors: Laurie Etheridge, Keryn Francisco, Maria Puopolo, Stacey Keetell, Isabelle Delafontaine, Patricia Stapp
  • Patent number: 9801420
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are abdominal-restraint garments comprising an outer garment layer and an inner abdominal-restraint layer. The inner abdominal-restraint layer can be attached to the outer garment layer. In some embodiments, a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge of the inner abdominal-restraint layer are attached to an inner side of the outer garment layer. The top of the inner abdominal-restraint layer can be configured to be even with the front rise of the outer garment layer or extend above the front rise of the outer garment layer. The inner abdominal-restraint layer can be configured to extend across a garment-wearer's abdominal region. In some embodiments, the abdominal-restraint garment is a pair of pants, jeans, a pair of shorts, a skirt, leggings, or tights. Also disclosed herein are methods of assembling the abdominal-restraint garments disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Spanx, Inc.
    Inventors: Tosha L. Hays, Laurie A. Goldman
  • Patent number: 9775386
    Abstract: The present invention provides a garment for lower parts of the body wherein the garment comprise volume enhancement pads sewn into the interior of buttock area of the garment. The pads provide voluminous look to the buttock of the person wearing the garment. The pads are sewn between the interior surface and lining of the garment such as to blend with the natural curves of the wearer. The stitching pads to the garment provide the advantage of non-slippage of pads during movements of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Betty Forsythe
  • Patent number: 9770617
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle specific exercise device. The device may provide passive or active resistance training throughout an angular range of motion. The device may be low profile, and worn by a wearer, such as beneath conventional clothing. Exercise of selective joints or motion of the body may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9763484
    Abstract: A device that provides support for sailors while hiking from a sailing vessel is disclosed. The device is a pair of sleeves tailored with pockets under each thigh that allow for supporting pads to be inserted in various combinations. The pads are ergonomically designed and can be designed with internal fiberglass battens, or molded plastic, and optionally in shapes that help apply torque to the boat dynamics. The sleeves are designed with one way stretch to optimize grip to the leg, and constructed in a choice of composite materials to aid durability and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Zhik Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Bartosz Milczarczyk
  • Patent number: 9763483
    Abstract: The present invention provides a garment (1) for covering a wearer's thighs. The garment comprises a pair of front resistance elements (6) each of which, in use, extends obliquely across the front of a respective one of the wearer's thighs. It also comprises a pair of rear resistance elements (10) each of which, in use, extends obliquely across the rear of a respective one of the wearer's thighs. Each of the front and rear resistance elements extends from a respective upper position (7, 11) located proximal to the midline (8) of the garment to a respective lower position (9, 12) located distal from the midline of the garment. This provides a stabilizing effect on the wearer's hip joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SPEEDO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tom Waller, Chris Johnson, Melanie Neal, Joseph Santry
  • Patent number: 9655389
    Abstract: An article of apparel with grasp-resistant panels includes a multilayer textile having a first fabric layer possessing a first elongation value bonded to a second fabric layer possessing a second elongation value, where the second elongation value is less than the first elongation value. In an embodiment, the first fabric layer is a stretch knit and the second fabric layer is a non-stretch woven. The second fabric layer is discontinuous, defining a plurality of panels spaced along the first fabric layer. The article of apparel selectively stretches, expanding along non-paneled areas. With this configuration, the article of apparel fits onto multiple body types, providing full range of motion while inhibiting the grasping and holding of the apparel by a non-wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle S. Blakely
  • Patent number: 9642401
    Abstract: On the front side of the main part, the first start part separates the main part into a portion covering a knee joint of a wearer and a portion covering at least one of femoral and shin parts of the wearer. On the back side of the main part, the second start part separates the main part into a portion covering the knee joint of the wearer and a portion covering at least one of the femoral and shin parts of the wearer. On an outer side face side of the main part, the third start part at least partly extends under the portion covering the knee joint of the wearer. On an inner side face side of the main part, the fourth start part at least partly extends downward in a part lower than a crotch part of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: WACOAL CORP.
    Inventors: Takato Yamada, Yumiko Tanmatsu, Yuka Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 9643033
    Abstract: Nonwoven safety garments include, in some embodiments, features of the stitching which limit the number of particulates emitted from seams between cut edges. Attachments features may be included on the garments to enable secure, external attachment of measuring equipment. Doffing features, such as loops, are provided to help the wearer safely remove the garment, either by helping her pull off part or all of the garment or by starting to separate closure devices, while avoiding contact between the wearer's hands and head, neck or body. In some embodiments, a re-positionable elastic closure on a neck flap covers the neck up to the bottom of a face mask or respirator, and a grasping tab helps the wearer safely open the re-positionable closure and the neck flap without contacting his or her neck or the interior of the garment, thereby avoiding a personal contamination event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: QUEST ENVIRONMENTAL & SAFETY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Sudhansu S. Yadav, Mark Dieterle, Joseph T. Marcum, Elliott Thompson
  • Patent number: 9596903
    Abstract: A footwear conversion system is described herein that allows a user's shoe to be worn as a regular high heeled shoe or as an ankle boot and to be able to convert same without any special tools or complex assembly or disassembly steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Monique Byam, Jennifer Ralph
  • Patent number: 9555170
    Abstract: A method of wound treatment can comprise providing a wound treatment device with a wound surface cover and a wound insert. The method can also include positioning the wound insert in contact with the wound, covering the wound insert and wound with the wound surface cover, affixing the wound surface cover to the skin surrounding the wound and compressing the wound insert by applying pressure to the wound surface cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Wilhelm Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 9532615
    Abstract: An insect-repelling leg garment primarily configured with a tubular member and a semi-conical section fabricated from fabric sheeting impregnated with an insect-repelling solution. The semi-conical section includes an elastic strap configured to engage a structural feature of an article of clothing. The tubular member includes a lower portion having a first circumferential passage for accommodating therewithin a drawstring equipped with a drawstring tie for closing and sealing an annular opening formed by a circular wall section and one's leg. An elastic circular band positioned at the lower portion simultaneously engages loops connected to the lower portion and encircles around one's foot such as to oppose the upward tensioning caused by the elastic strap, whereby the insect repellency inherently present within the fabric sheeting and the structural barriers inherently present within the leg garment collectively serve to protect the lower extremities of one's body against biting insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory Kain Radefeldt
  • Patent number: 9526651
    Abstract: A lower leg supporter supports a gastrocnemius muscle from upper, lower, left, and right sides without interfering with movement of an Achilles tendon and which can suppress excessive vibration or deformation of such muscle to reduce a wearer's fatigue. The lower leg supporter includes a first anchor section that secures a tubular knitted fabric to a below-knee part, a second anchor section that secures the tubular knitted fabric to an above-ankle part, and an X-shaped gastrocnemius muscle support section located at a joining part of such muscle and an Achilles tendon on the back surface side of the tubular knitted fabric. Two ends of the X-shaped knitted fabric are joined to the first anchor section to support the gastrocnemius muscle. The other two ends of the X-shaped knitted fabric are joined to the second anchor section, and extend to both edges of the Achilles tendon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KOWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kozasa, Hidefumi Koga
  • Patent number: 9504899
    Abstract: An undergarment for use by a hockey player, the undergarment comprising a body portion configured to by snugly worn about the lower trunk area of the body and conforming to the contours thereof, a pair of leg portions extending from the body portion, each of said leg portions configured to surround one of the hockey player's legs, and impact absorbing pads connected to a back side of each of said legs portions to protect the back of the hockey player's legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Emily Rudow
  • Patent number: 9380815
    Abstract: An improved privacy cover is described which may be used for breastfeeding a baby or to provide privacy. The cover includes one contiguous sheet, or two panels joined together, having a cutout for the wearer's head. Where two panels are used they may be sewn at their top edges. The cover includes a member to provide a viewing area, and neck facing to provide support to the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Maria Carolina Toro-Gerstein
  • Patent number: 9364034
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective garment that includes a lower portion having a pair of extremities each having a knee joint area connected to an upper leg portion by an upper radial seam and connected to a lower leg portion by a lower radial seam. The knee joint area of each extremity also has an inseam insert connected between the upper and lower radial seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LION GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Diane Best
  • Patent number: 9332790
    Abstract: An athletic garment assembly for allowing access to bindings on a boot while preventing moisture from entering the boot includes a pair of pants structured to be worn by the user so the pants do not extend low enough to cover a pair of boots worn by the user. A pair of inserts is coupled to the pants. Each of the pair of inserts extends down from the pants and is positioned within a respective one of the pair of boots when the user wears the pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Christian Vercollone
  • Patent number: 9301553
    Abstract: A composite leg-covering garment comprising exterior fabric and interior insulative fabric. Opposed peripheral edges can be fastened to form a tubular configuration wrapping tightly around the leg to provide the look of tights, the warmth of leggings and, yet, the ease of donning and removal of breakaway pants. The opposed edges are joinable by a single zipper running either the entire length or substantially the entire length of the garment. Preferably an elastic thigh cuff is located along the upper edge of the garment and an elastic ankle cuff provided at the bottom. Alternatively, two zippers are provided, one from the ankle up to almost the thigh cuff and the other from the thigh cuff down, the zippers being on opposite sides of the garment. The extension of the two zippers overlaps along the length of the garment. The leg-coverings can attach to a pair of shorts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: MaryEllen F. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9192198
    Abstract: Dynamic materials might be integrated into articles to provide various adjustable physical characteristics, such as aesthetic and functional characteristics. For example, in response to a human 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 through protrusions, dimples, and vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Nordstrom, Patrick Williams
  • Patent number: 9060551
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods for providing adjustable permeability in articles of apparel. 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Nordstrom, Patrick Williams
  • Patent number: 9044051
    Abstract: A pant (or other woman's bottom, such as a pair of shorts, a skirt, Capri pants, etc.) includes an attached “control top panel.” This control top SHAPEWEAR panel is designed to help smooth, trim and shape the woman's mid-section or torso area, thereby making her figure more shapely, trim and/or attractive, as well as physically measuring smaller in circumference where the panel is compressing. The control top panel is attached to the top of the pants and covers the woman's mid-section and/or areas of the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Lilac Maternity, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Taylor Rydman, Kristy Olsen