Flies Patents (Class 2/234)
  • Patent number: 10104926
    Abstract: A garment may include a waist portion having a fabric portion; a circumferential tightening device configured to tighten the waist portion, the circumferential tightening device including a first reversible tab and a second reversible tab spaced from each other along a circumferential direction, each tab attached to surface of the fabric portion at a proximal end of the reversible tab; each of the fabric portions having a fabric aperture formed therein and configured to allow the distal end of the corresponding tab to be inserted into the corresponding fabric apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Reebok International Limited
    Inventors: Danielle Witek, Emily Stableford
  • Patent number: 9986846
    Abstract: Zippers with two sliders used for certain applications function better if the tooth pitch of the zipper teeth is extremely precise, and the pin/box assembly mounted to each end of the zipper is mounted so that the pins of each pin/box assembly are mounted on one zipper stringer and the boxes of each pin/box are mounted on the other zipper stringer. A zipper of such construction is well-suited for use in fastening a mattress cover, a boat cover, an automobile soft-top, and similar articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: IDEAL Fastener Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Davis
  • Patent number: 9622517
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a full zippered garment having improved access to an inner undergarment worn by the wearer. Desirably, the flap located on the front of the pants provides the functions and the appearance of a normal pair of pants and use as a stain barrier thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Leon Hochman
  • Patent number: 9578933
    Abstract: A closure system for an article has a zipper, a slider, as well as a zipper pull tab, in which, in the closed position of the zipper, the zipper pull tab is passed, at least in part, through a closure piece configured or disposed on the article. The slider is held positioned on the article in this closed position. Furthermore, at least in the closed position of the zipper, at least one plate is disposed in the region of the closure piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Zipp It GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Christian Weller
  • Patent number: 9510995
    Abstract: Sex paraphernalia comprising a platform assembly 7 (Rabbutt™) which has a dildo 11 on one side facing one way and a rabbit 13 on the other side facing the other way, configured so that, when Pants with a crotch opening (Rabbutt Hole Pants™) as disclosed herein, or a strap-on dildo harness, are worn by a lady user with the rabbit side of the assembly inside facing her clitoris and the dildo sticking out through the opening, she may insert the dildo into a partner with the rabbit pleasing her clitoris while she bangs away. Pants may have cutouts for spanking or caressing. Pants may be suitable for outdoor wearing (without the platform assemble) to attract a sex partner who is in-the-know, or to raise questions from others like, what's the hole for? Jackets suitable with Pants may complete the ensemble. Embodiments also lend themselves to a lone lady for masturbation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Leonard Storch
  • Patent number: 9307792
    Abstract: A male underwear garment has a waistband, fabric material joined circumferentially to the waistband, contiguously forming a back panel and a front panel, a first and a second leg opening for a person's two legs, and a horizontally oriented and aligned fly comprising a horizontal linear opening in the front panel of a width positioned at a height on the front panel to be, when worn, substantially even with a user's genitalia, the fly comprising an added flap panel of at least the width of the horizontal linear opening, sewn over the horizontal linear opening on three edges of the added flap panel, top and both sides, left open at a bottom edge below the horizontal linear opening, such that access is upward into the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Roger Crissman
  • Patent number: 9247790
    Abstract: An adjustable article has an area of overlapping fabric with facing surfaces and a zipper on one of the surfaces. A zipper slider with fastener moves along two rows of teeth of the zipper to cause them to be separated in one direction and interdigitate in an opposite direction. A connector at the other surface and at one end of a distance of a dimension to be adjusted is engaged to the fastener so that a degree of overlap of the overlapping fabric surfaces changes as the slider moves along the rows of teeth to change the dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Khosro David Illulian
  • Patent number: 9232835
    Abstract: A zipper pull attachment includes a flexible ring having a hole sized to fit snugly around a button on jeans. A base is attached to the ring and configured to be used as a grip. A support cord is attached to the base opposite the ring. The support cord forms a loop and is sized to fit through and attach to an eye of a zipper pull tab. In another embodiment, the zipper pull attachment includes a fastener expansion cord that is attached to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KEVEL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Rachel Kearl
  • Publication number: 20150135408
    Abstract: A trouser garment with an integral employable security blanket formed in a reversible pocket the trouser garment having at least one garment wall adapted to support the reversible pocket; said reversible pocket having opposed pocket walls secured about peripheral edges leaving an accessible pocket opening; an edge portion of the reversible pocket being graspable to invert the pocket for deployment exteriorly of the garment wall; said trouser garment having elongated legs with a selectively openable gusset disposed in a “fly” formed at the bottom of at least one leg whereby said gusset having predetermined graphic material in combination with the reversible pocket forms an elongated display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Marni Hefter, Jason Hefter
  • Publication number: 20150135407
    Abstract: Bifurcated leggings such as pants, jeans, trousers, shorts, leggings or pajamas with front flap for providing a convenient access to a front opening of underwear/panties for using a toilet, changing sanitary napkins, performing sexual intercourse, or allow minimally invasive surgical treatment, in the pelvic/vaginal region, without completely removing or pulling down the legged clothing. A front flap extending beyond the crotch area can have fasteners to secure the flap on the sides and plural front buttons to tie the flap on the top. Alternatively, fasteners can be provided to secure the flap from behind, when using the toilet. The flap can be an integral cloth, hinged or attached on the posterior of the pants, and can be Y-shaped or an hourglass shaped and opens in the front. A zipper, zip, fly or zip fastener can bind edges of the fabric opening, based on interlocking teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Vinu B. Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20140165265
    Abstract: Jeans are fitted based on the concept of shape, not size. There are at least three shape categories for different levels of curviness. With shape category information, the consumer can more easily find and fit a pair of form-fitting jeans. These jeans can also include a body shaping panel on an inside surface of a material of the pants to help actively shape the body. The body shaping panel enhances the body's natural curves while de-emphasizing the body's flaws, so the consumer can feel confident and attractive in their jeans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
    Inventors: Kris Tulin, Debra Laney, Issa Bielefeldt
  • Publication number: 20140143935
    Abstract: A fly opening includes two overlapping fabric panels, a two-part magnetic closure, and a mechanical catch. The two overlapping fabric panels define an elongate aperture in the garment between the panels. A two-part magnetic closure includes a first magnetic part attached to one of the panels within the overlap region, and a second magnetically-responsive part attached to the other the panel. The first and second magnetic parts are positioned such that when the parts are magnetically connected, the panels are held together in face-to-face abutment. The mechanical catch includes cooperating catch portions located on each of the panels, and arranged to resist or prevent relative movement of the fabric portions in a direction parallel to their plane of abutment and perpendicular to the elongate aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander Dominic Rose
  • Patent number: 8533918
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for an automatic zipper. An apparatus for an automatic zipper includes a first placket tab and a second placket tab located on opposing sides of a zipper. The zipper also includes a slider body. The apparatus also includes a zipper connector permanently coupling the slider body to an anchor location on the first placket tab. The zipper connector is substantially non-stretchable and has a length such that the zipper connector maintains the distance between the anchor location and the slider body to be substantially the same or less than the distance between the anchor location and the slider body in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Meridee Ketter, Gentry Brown
  • Patent number: 8486035
    Abstract: A medical undergarment system effective for supporting an ostomy system consists of a first diagonal catheter channel, a second diagonal catheter channel, a first vertical catheter channel, and a second vertical catheter channel. The system consists of tubing, a base undergarment, and a fluid bag. The medical undergarment system provides a comfortable yet stable ostomy system that can easily be slipped on and off by a user. The system enables convenient and easy removal of bodily fluid when using a catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Hector F. Arce, Brian O. Mohika
  • Publication number: 20130067640
    Abstract: A trouser garment with an integral deployable security blanket formed in a reversible pocket, the trouser garment having at least one garment wall adapted to support the reversible pocket; said reversible pocket having opposed pocket walls secured about peripheral edges leaving an accessible pocket opening; an edge portion of the reversible pocket being graspable to invert the pocket for deployment exteriorly of the garment wall; said trouser garment having elongated legs with a selectively openable gusset disposed in a “fly” formed at the bottom of at least one leg whereby said gusset having predetermined graphic material in combination with the reversible pocket forms an elongated display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Marni HEFTER, Jason HEFTER
  • Patent number: 8332966
    Abstract: An article of clothing comprising a waistband having a front area adapted to be worn on the front of the user and a rear area adapted to be worn on the rear of the user. Leg members extend from the waistband, each of which has a distal end spaced apart from the waistband and an inseam extending between each distal end of the pair of leg members. A short zipper extends between the front area of the waistband and a location near the inseam. An extended zipper extends between the pair of leg members and extends between a location adjacent to the rear area of the waistband and a location adjacent to the front area of the waistband. A first portion of the extended zipper is positioned adjacent to the short zipper such that both the first portion of the extended zipper and the short zipper are located underneath a flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Virginia Countryman
  • Publication number: 20120000007
    Abstract: A pair of trousers has two side seams, a front seam, a back seam, an inseam, an outer part, and an inner part. The outer part constitutes the trousers and is formed by sub-parts joined at the seams. The inner part is arranged along a front part of the outer part and is joined to the outer part at the side and front seams. The outer part is made from a first material and the inner part is made from a second material, the first material having a higher elasticity than the second material. The inner part includes at least two stitchings extending from a first side seam towards the front seam, and at least two stitchings extending from a second side seam towards the front seam which follow the shape of an abdomen of a person wearing the trousers to thereby support the abdomen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: HLH INVEST APS
    Inventor: Lena Trend Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110296585
    Abstract: A garment system for incontinent invalids, including bariatric patients, that has pants and dresses with common features including a diaper opening, elastic at and above the waistline, elastic fabric extendable across at least a middle portion of the back of the garment near the waist-line. The garments cover the crotch of the wearer while reclined or seated, and still provide caregivers easy access to diapers. The pants feature a rear elastic belt with first and second releasably fastenable belt ends. The dress may have releasably open shoulder seams and two-petal sleeves. Faux pockets, providing concealed openings through the garment for medical equipment are included. For the pants, the crotch seam extends far enough back to cover the crotch from view when the wearer is seated or reclining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Jacquelin P. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20110185470
    Abstract: A reversible garment provides different looks, textures or washes on first and second presentation surfaces thereof. A first presentation surface provides a first visual appearance and a second presentation surface provides a second visual appearance using the same garment. All essential features of the garment are provided on each of the first and second presentation surfaces, such that each of the surfaces appears comparable to a conventional, non-reversible garment. As an example, a jean garment provides includes a main leg member formed from four interconnected panel sections. Each presentation surface of the garment includes a waistband having belt loops arranged therearound, front and rear pockets, and lower hems which match the selected appearance of the presentation surface. The garment also includes a single pull zipper and a double-headed fastening member, each of which functions when either of the first or second side surfaces is displayed outwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: CARL JONES
  • Publication number: 20110167537
    Abstract: A pair of pants (1) having an invisible quick access opening (2) along a center seam (10) of the pants. The opening extends along the center seam between a right leg (5) and a left leg (6) of the pants. The opening can be opened or shut preferably using an elongated zipper (12). When the zipper is in a closed position, it is not visible on the exterior surface (4) of the pants, thereby creating the appearance of a sewn center seam from the outside of the pants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Michael J. Christoff
  • Patent number: 7971279
    Abstract: An opening and closure mechanism for a zipper, the mechanism including a resilient elastic band or strap secured to the zipper handle with opposing ends of the resilient elastic strap being secured to at least one side of the waist band closure, and preferably opposing ends of the resilient elastic strap being secured to opposing sides of the waist band closure such that separating the waist band closure causes the resilient elastic strap to open the zipper closure mechanism by retracting the zipper handle downwardly; and closure of the waist band fastener releases tension on the resilient elastic strap allowing the resilient elastic strap to retract the zipper upwardly to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventors: Edward A. Abanto, Rimah A. Abanto
  • Patent number: 7950070
    Abstract: Shorts comprising a rear face and a front face (10, 12) having a fly (18). The shorts further include a waistband (20) integral with the front and rear faces, the waistband extending between first and second ends (20a, 20b) placed on either side of the fly. A tab (22) extends the first end (20a) as far as a free end (23) and is placed so as to cover the second end (20b) of the waistband. The tab has a self-gripping strip (24) placed facing a complementary self-gripping strip integral with the second end (20b) of the waistband. A lace (29) connects the tab (22) to the second end (20b) of the waistband and passes through two respective holes (30, 32) made in the second end (20b) of the waistband so as to be able to be tied on the inside of the waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: QS Holdings SARL
    Inventor: Yannick Beven
  • Patent number: 7926122
    Abstract: An article of clothing comprising a waistband adapted to extend around the user's waist. The waistband has a front area adapted to be worn on the front of the user and a rear area adapted to be worn on the rear of the user. A pair of leg members extend from the waistband, each of which is adapted to surround at least a portion of one of the user's legs and each of which has a distal end spaced apart from the waistband and an inseam extending between each distal end of the pair of leg members. The article also includes a short zipper extending between the front area of the waistband and a location near the inseam and an extended zipper extending between the pair of leg members from a location below the front area of the waistband to a location below the rear area of the waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Virginia Countryman
  • Publication number: 20100313337
    Abstract: Trousers with a fly closure have the base of the fly closure adapted to be at the perineal region of a wearer. The trousers are provided with a holding means held in place by attachment means on the waistband of the trousers, on either side of the central fly closure, whereby the holding means holds the trousers in place on said wearers waist when the central fly closure is fully open, and whereby flaps defined by the edges of the fly, the waistband and the axes between the base of the fly and the attachment means can each be folded outwards from said wearer about their axis to provide access to said wearer's genital region when the central fly closure is fully open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Otto Lajos Schultz
  • Publication number: 20100101000
    Abstract: The invention describes and claims the lower body outerwear article of clothing, such as (for example) denim jeans. Such outerwear is intended for safe storage and transport of a birth control device, such as a condom. The invention comprises a fly assembly and at least one condom pocket positioned in the front side of the article of clothing. The pocket is sized to accommodate a rubber condom in packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Carlyle Hanson
  • Publication number: 20090320184
    Abstract: A fly for a flexible panel or closure, such as for a garment such as pants. The fly may have a generally L-shaped opening and an overlying cover panel which significantly overlaps the opening it covers. The overlying cover panel may have a pull tab. Closure may be magnetically enhanced. Pants having the fly may include front and/or rear discharge suppressing panels. Constituent material of garments may comprise nylon and polyester generally, with cotton portions and a spandex waistband, and may be sufficiently rigid in places to avoid bunching and to automatically align the overlying cover panel with the opening when released from manual grasp. Short pants such as underwear may be long enough to oppose spontaneously riding up in the course of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Brain Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20090229036
    Abstract: A stretchable bottom garment is provided including a faux fly having an outer flap extending over an inner flap, where the inner flap is connected to the outer flap defining a connection. A tack including a first portion and a second portion also connects the inner flap to the outer flap. A waist band is provided above the fly and has two end portions. At least a fastener releasably fastens one end portion of the waist band to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: MEL GELIEBTER
  • Publication number: 20090222974
    Abstract: This invention provides pants with vertical pocket openings at the pant front center. The pants can have a central vertical closure, such as a zipper, with the pocket opening optionally internally adjacent or externally adjacent to the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Joel Walburg
  • Publication number: 20090210997
    Abstract: A garment comprises a span member having a right upper portion, a left upper portion, and a lower middle portion and defining an open space between the right and left upper portions. A waistband is connected to the right and left upper portions of the span member. The span member is substantially rigid such that movement of the right upper portion away from the left upper portion is resisted, and such that circumferential tension is maintained along the waistband sufficient to maintain the garment in a desired location on a wearer's body. The fabric of the garment is attached to the span member to form a garment with an open space between the right and left upper portions of the span member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Alfred Birtch
  • Publication number: 20090007314
    Abstract: Shorts comprising a rear face and a front face (10, 12) having a fly (18). The shorts further include a waistband (20) integral with the front and rear faces, the waistband extending between first and second ends (20a, 20b) placed on either side of the fly. A tab (22) extends the first end (20a) as far as a free end (23) and is placed so as to cover the second end (20b) of the waistband. The tab has a self-gripping strip (24) placed facing a complementary self-gripping strip integral with the second end (20b) of the waistband. A lace (29) connects the tab (22) to the second end (20b) of the waistband and passes through two respective holes (30, 32) made in the second end (20b) of the waistband so as to be able to be tied on the inside of the waistband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Yannick Beven
  • Publication number: 20080072363
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a garment having an elongated crotch section combined with seam construction to provide comfort to the wearer. The garment may be boxer shorts comprising 6 pieces. There are two front pieces and two back pieces. The top portion of these pieces can form a waist band. Alternatively the waist band can be a separate sewn piece. The boxers also are constructed with a two piece center section in the design of the crotch of the boxer. The two piece crotch component is designed to be substantially without multiple seams that meet in the inseam of the crotch located in the groin area. The boxer is designed to only have seams that are placed on the sides and a single horizontal seam that connect the two pieces of the crotch portion. This enhances the wearer's comfort. The two piece crotch component also forms an elongated pouch to hold the male genitalia. Again, unlike many other styles of boxers, there is no junction of multiple seams at the groin or inseam of the boxer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Cary Williams
  • Publication number: 20080040837
    Abstract: A fluid resistant article which includes a panel portion formed of a flexible fluid resistant material having a first side surface and an opposite second side surface where the panel portion has an elongate opening formed therethrough. The article also includes a fluid resistant zipper including a zipper tape supporting a pair of first teeth and a set of second teeth that are engagable and disengagable with one another to define an opening state and a closed state. The zipper tape is secured in a substantially sealed manner to a margin area of the panel portion adjacent to the elongate opening. There is also at least one finger hold disposed proximate to one of the zipper and configured for engagement by a user's finger to assist operating the zipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Rodney L. King, Phyllis Grimm, Robert M. Beaton
  • Patent number: 7328461
    Abstract: In a pair of protective trousers having a fly, in which a flap extending from a first edge of a torso-covering portion covers a second edge thereof in a closed condition of the fly but not in an opened condition of the fly and in which the first and second edges are secured releasably to each other, as by a hook-and-loop fastener, in the closed condition, a gusset extends along and between the first and second edges, in the opened and closed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Morning Pride Manufacturing, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Patricia K. Lewis, William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot
  • Patent number: 6941584
    Abstract: A jump suit having features effective for both male and female users includes a central zippered opening extends downward from waistband along the crotch between left and right pants legs. A main zipper controlled by a pair of keepers and opens and closes the opening, which extends from the waistband in front to an upper end in the back located slightly above the waistband. This enables opening over the hips when a user is relieving himself. A large lapel on the front of the garment is movable by being folded from a first position where the lapel extends outward to one shoulder without crossing the center to a second position where the lapel extends toward the other shoulder and covers strip of a central vertical vent. Several vents and covering strips removably controlled by zippers are provided around the periphery of a main back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: George L. Matthews
  • Patent number: 6892399
    Abstract: A garment for slimming and smoothing the appearance of a woman's crotch and thighs includes a pair of pants having a lower torso receiving portion, an upper waistband, two leg portions, an inseam along each leg portion, and a crotch seam between the inseams. A quadrilaterally-shaped crotch panel is disposed forward of the crotch seam and between the inseams. A pants closure means extends generally from the crotch panel to the waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventor: Cristina Rocha
  • Patent number: 6434753
    Abstract: A front center opening can be opened and closed by a zip fastener. A hook assembly joins upper ends of the front center opening in a separable way and adjusts a waist size of pants within a fixed range. An adjusting cloth is sewed between one of fastener tapes of the zip fastener and an outer cloth of the front center opening. The adjusting cloth has an overlap to provide an extra length on the waist size of the pants. The hook assembly adjusts the waist size of the pants so as to fit a waist size of a user. The overlap of the adjusting cloth is extended in a specified manner so as to adjust a size of the pants corresponding to a portion lower than the waist of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Koji Kato
  • Patent number: 6434754
    Abstract: A front center opening can be opened and closed by a zip fastener. A hook assembly joins upper ends of the front center opening in a separable way and adjusts a waist size of pants within a fixed range. An adjusting cloth is sewed between one of fastener tapes of the zip fastener and an outer cloth of the front center opening. The adjusting cloth has an overlap to provide an extra length on the waist size of the pants. The hook assembly adjusts the waist size of the pants so as to fit a waist size of a user. The overlap of the adjusting cloth is extended in a specified manner so as to adjust a size of the pants corresponding to a portion lower than the waist of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Koji Kato
  • Publication number: 20010025383
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating the application and removal of wader boots including a torso portion, a first leg member and a second leg member all being formed of a porous spun high-density polyethylene fiber material having a rough interior surface and a slick exterior surface. The first and second leg members are attached to the bottom of the torso portion. The torso portion extends at least as high as the height of the wader boots on a human torso. The torso portion has an elastic section secured thereto above the leg members. First and second boots are affixed to the bottoms of the first and second leg members. The first and second boots are also formed of the porous spun high-density polyethylene fiber material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Inventor: Michael R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6243878
    Abstract: An article of clothing has a crotch portion separating two leg portions (10, 14; 12, 16) of openings, and having in the crotch portion a crotch fly (26) extending along the perineal region, the crotch fly being openable and closable by fastening means (34) which in the closed position are concealed, and, preferably, being provided along a line in the crotch portion in a manner so as to give the appearance of a normal stitched seam in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventors: Sheel Khemka, Nana-Akoto Osei
  • Patent number: 6199215
    Abstract: A fly closure includes two overlapping flaps which form a shield in a garment, such as shorts or pants. The shield lies flat behind the fly when the fly is closed and provides privacy for the wearer through a mid-section of the fly. When the fly is in an open position, the shield opens to allow the wearer to pull the garment on or off. A flow-through passage at the bottom of the shield enables unrestricted flow of water, sand, etc. through the shield during water play activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Hurley International LLC
    Inventor: Sally D. Biggerstaff
  • Patent number: 6161223
    Abstract: A pair of pants that is easily separable at the crotch into right and left leg portions. Each leg portion is selected from a set of various styles to flexibly create a custom mixed or matched style for a given wearing of the pants. A closure system is provided for quick and convenient separation and re-combination of the leg portions while also providing secure use of the pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventor: Allison Andrews
  • Patent number: 5983401
    Abstract: Trousers or a combination wear composed of an upper wear portion and a trouser portion, wherein the trousers or the trouser portion of the combination wear is openable at a root portion thereof by a slide fastener along a U-shaped center line thereof starting from a back upper edge of the trousers or a corresponding back center point positioned between the trouser portion and the upper wear portion towards a front upper portion of the trousers or a corresponding front center point positioned between the trouser portion and the upper wear portion through a lowest point of the U-shaped center line. Further, the slide fastener may be a double slide fastener openable from both ends so that the root portion is also openable starting from the front upper portion of the trousers or the front center point positioned between the trouser portion and the upper wear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Forward
    Inventor: Gen Ohara
  • Patent number: 5630232
    Abstract: Drawers or briefs made from a knitted tube flattened to provide a front panel and a rear panel with a top waist opening and a pair of bottom leg openings. The front panel has a linear fly opening having a pair of fabric fly flaps coextensive in length with the fly opening. The flaps overlap each other and the front panel on the interior of the garment at one side of the fly opening, providing a triple layer of fabric along the full length of the fly opening. The layers are sewn together by two lines of stitching extending along the tops and bottoms of said flaps, leaving a free edge on each flap remote from said fly opening. The flaps form a transversely open tunnel extending from the fly opening to the free edges of said flaps, and a pocket closed at the fly opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Miller, George Banavage
  • Patent number: 5617581
    Abstract: An insulating garment including a cap. The cap has an eyehole and is positionable over a head. Included is a body suit for covering an area of a body. The body suit has an upper portion with a pair of shoulder straps extending therefrom, a lower portion forming a pair of leg ends and a middle portion therebetween. The suit has a front side and a rear side. The front side has a fly positioned thereon and spaced from a waist area of the suit on the middle portion. The rear side has a posterior opening with a top portion along the middle portion and a pair of vertical coupling members. Also included are a pair of boots. Each has an upper end for positioning over a respective leg end of the lower portion of the suit. A jacket is provided. The jacket has a collar and jacket sleeves for positioning over the body suit when worn. Lastly, a pair of gloves are included. The gloves have an upper end for positioning over a respective short sleeve of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Inventor: Cameron J. Robbins
  • Patent number: 5539926
    Abstract: Trousers specifically designed for the wearer engaged in strenuous, albeit casual and informal, athletic activity. The trousers have padding to protect the thighs, knees, buttocks, and genital areas. The abdominal and upper back portions of the trousers are made as one whole piece tightly secured in the front by a vertical fly containing a vertical row of buttons. Beneath the front row of buttons the trousers have a pouch fly with a two-way zipper along three sides permitting the wearer to open and close the pouch fly from either side, and to open the fly outward. The abdominal, upper back and fly segments of the trousers have soft-lined padding, thereby providing comfort and protection. The hip seam arches over the wearer's hip joints thereby causing the trousers to collapse and crease where it would naturally do so when sitting or bending, forming a V-like pattern. The pouch fly top cross seam also forms a natural horizontal crease thereby forming a triangle pattern in the trouser crotch area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Phillip J. Mantos
  • Patent number: 5341515
    Abstract: A medical examination garment (10) has a trunk (11) and a right and left leg (19, 20) extending from the trunk. The trunk, right leg and left leg each have a front portion (17) and a rear portion (18). The garment has an opening (23) therein which extends into the front and rear portions. The garment also has a front flap (24) for covering and uncovering a front portion (25) of the opening, and a rear flap (30) for covering and uncovering a rear portion (31) of the opening. VELCRO strips (28, 29) are provided for securing the front flap to the trunk. Additional VELCRO strip (33,34) are provided for securing the rear flap and rear flaps to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Dignity Wear, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert A. Cohen
  • Patent number: 5263201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a zipper that closes the opening between overlapping fabric portions for a pair of trousers. The zipper slide component of the zipper includes a button and the waistband of the trousers has a button hole in the outer overlapping fabric portion to receive a button that is secured to the zipper slide. The zipper preferably has its upper end extending into the waistband of the trousers and terminating about midway of the width of the waistband to allow the button on the slide to cooperate with the button hole when the zipper is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Stephen G. Hood
  • Patent number: 5210879
    Abstract: Fishing waders equipped with opening and closing means so as to allow a fisherman to urinate without having to draw the garment down. The opening is in the form of a tubular member which may be coiled to return the garment to a water impervious mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Inventor: Glenn W. Miller
  • Patent number: 5204995
    Abstract: A pair of reversible pants with a reversible front pocket arrangement and/or a reversible button fly arrangement is disclosed. The reversible pocket arrangement includes a pocket slot defined in the pants corresponding to a desired upper edge of each pocket, and a pocket flap corresponding to each pocket. The flap is attached to the pants and can extend down through the corresponding pocket slot so as to contact either surface of the pants. The flap has a first surface and an opposing second surface, with a first pouch formed on the flap first surface and a second pouch formed on the flap second surface. The reversible fly arrangement includes a first fly panel and a second fly panel, each having buttonholes that align when the two panels overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Assignee: Creative Garments, Inc.
    Inventor: Dawn P. Knapp
  • Patent number: 5010595
    Abstract: A woman's trouser (10) having an outer ply (120 and an integral inner lining (13) sewn to the interior of the trouser. A releasable seam (11) is provided in both the inner lining and the outer ply to allow the wearer to open the crotch portion (18) and seat portion (19) of the trouser for minimal exposure of the buttocks and crotch of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Carolyn A. Stradley