Stockings Patents (Class 2/239)
  • Patent number: 10316441
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure is a footwear article. The footwear article includes a double layer knitted upper having a foot bed, an upper portion continuous with the foot bed, an ankle opening, and an inner void for receiving a foot of a wearer. The double layer knitted upper has an outer knit layer defining an exterior surface of the double layer knitted upper. The double layer knitted upper also has an inner knit layer monolithically knit to the outer knit layer. The inner knit layer has a plurality of inner knit regions that spatially correspond to the plurality of outer knit regions of the outer knit layer. The outer knit layer and the inner knit layer substantially define the foot bed and the upper portion of the double layer knitted upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The North Face Apparel Corp.
    Inventor: John Ly
  • Patent number: 10287716
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fabric manufacturing method, a manufacturing control method, a manufacturing control device and a manufacturing system, wherein the fabric manufacturing method comprises the steps of: obtaining information of a fabric function area setting performed using human morphology information, motional force analysis data and heat and moisture analysis data, wherein the information of the fabric function area setting comprises fabric function area type information; calling a corresponding relationship between the fabric function area type information and knitting member information, wherein the knitting member information comprises knitting stitch structure information and knitting action information; and performing integrated forming and seamless knitting of the fabrics according to the control instructions corresponding to the knitting stitch structure information and the knitting action information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AC Carpi Apparel Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Rong Liu, Amy Chu
  • Patent number: 10271581
    Abstract: A recovery tight having preconfigured compression zones with integrated knit structures is provided herein. The compression zones may have differing compressive properties where zones having a higher compression force are located at the calf and ankle areas of the tight, zones having the next highest compression force are located over the knee and lower thigh areas of the tight, and zones having the lowest compression force are located over the upper thigh and lower torso areas of the tight when the tight is worn. The integrated knit structures modify the compressive properties of the zones in the areas where the structures are located in order to further customize the compressive properties of the recovery tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Alyse Kehler, Richa Maheshwari, Martine Mientjes, Christopher J. Ranalli, Susan L. Sokolowski, Andrea J. Staub, Heidi A. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 10258108
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes a tongue. The tongue includes a medial portion, a lateral portion, a central portion, a top portion and an upper perimeter portion. The medial portion and the top portion have similar thicknesses, which are greater than the thicknesses of the lateral portion, the central portion and the upper perimeter portion. The central portion is the thinnest portion of the tongue. Each portion of the tongue corresponds to a different pressure zone along a foot in order to provide differential cushioning and support against pressure applied by a fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Aveni, Martine I. V. Mientjes, Kelly McKean
  • Patent number: 10219549
    Abstract: Toe coverlets are provided including a flexible material configured to be positioned over the toes of a foot such that spacing between the toes of the foot is visible and does not extend onto a ball of the foot. Related systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kelly Ward
  • Patent number: 10060055
    Abstract: A knit product includes a compression region and is formed by a circular knitting machine knitting first and second stitches having different stitch sizes in the same course. The second stitch has a smaller stitch size. The second stitch is selectively provided on a stitch-by-stitch basis. The knitting needles have a density of 14 to 24 per inch in a circumferential direction. A face yarn of a knitting yarn has a cotton count larger than 10. A back yarn of the knitting yarn is a covering yarn having a core yarn of polyurethane of 70 denier or less or a man-made fiber of 140 denier or less subjected to texturing. The size difference between the first and second stitches is 0.1 mm to 2.0 mm. The elongation difference between a first-stitch region of the first stitch and a second-stitch region of the second stitch is 20% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Patent number: 10034497
    Abstract: A sock has a foot portion and an ankle portion. The foot portion has an upper section, a lower section, side sections, an open rear section, and a closed forward toe section. The ankle portion has a top section and a bottom section. A forward friction zone on the foot portion is formed of a plurality of forward threads laterally spaced and extending longitudinally. The forward threads are fabricated of an elastomeric material woven into the lower section and extending rearwardly from the closed forward toe section. The forward threads are coplanar with the lower section. A rearward friction zone on the foot portion is formed of a plurality of rearward threads longitudinally spaced and extending latitudinally. The rearward threads are fabricated of an elastomeric material woven into the lower section and extending forwardly from the open rear section. The rearward threads are coplanar with the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Rhonda G. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10021919
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing sock is shown and described. In one embodiment, the sock is a shock-absorbing athletic sock generally conforming to the shape of a human foot that includes a heel portion, a mid-foot portion and a shock absorbing assembly. The shock absorbing assembly may include a cavity assembly and a shock absorbing material. In other embodiments, the sock may include a slip-avoidance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Soleimpact, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Frieder Spicuzza, Alicia M. Sacramone
  • Patent number: 10022257
    Abstract: A compression foot garment is integrally knit of a body yarn, and adapted for wear on a foot of a user. The foot garment incorporates first and second high compression zones, and a compression release zone between the high compression zones. The first high compression zone is adapted for applying substantially circumferential compression to the foot below the plantar fascia between the calcaneus and metatarso-phalangeal joints and generally around the midfoot. The second high compression zone is adapted for applying substantially circumferential compression to the foot above the calcaneus and generally around an ankle of the user. The first and second high compression zones may comprise elastic yarns integrated with the body yarn. The compression release zone is adapted for applying reduced compression to the foot in an area between the first and second high compression zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ING Source, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Higgins
  • Patent number: 9981448
    Abstract: A waterproof invisible barrier seam is formed between two fabric laminates, an outer shell fabric laminate and an inner lining fabric laminate. The seam includes an invisible seam tape that forms a hydrostatic barrier within the seam. The design of the seam allows the formation of an effective hydrostatic barrier along the seams of a soft shell garment, while retaining flexibility, stretch, aesthetic appearance, and reversibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Cohesive Systems LLC
    Inventor: Joseph E. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9936764
    Abstract: A shoe includes an outsole and a vamp, and a first opening is defined in the top of the shoe. A first connection portion is located along the periphery of the first opening. A water-proof sock is inserted into the first opening and has a second opening defined in the top thereof. A second connection portion is formed at the periphery of the second opening. The first connection portion is detachably connected to the second connection portion to secure the water-proof sock to the shoe. The water-proof sock can be removed from the shoe by separating the first connection portion from the second connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Chih-Fang Lo
  • Patent number: 9863070
    Abstract: A knit sleeve for providing protection to elongate members and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a tubular knit wall having opposite end regions extending to opposite free ends and an intermediate region extending between said end regions. The intermediate region is formed as a circumferentially continuous, single knit layer and the end regions are formed having knit inner and outer layers, wherein the knit inner and outer layers inhibit the end regions from curling outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Zhong Huai Zhang, Linwood Ludy
  • Patent number: 9828706
    Abstract: A method of forming an article of hosiery for being worn by a wearer in a footed or footless configuration includes forming a foot portion, leg portion, and panty portion, where the foot portion is formed by turning in an end portion of a circularly knitted fabric tube and connecting a first portion of an end edge to the fabric tube using transfer loops to form a turned welt around only a first portion of the perimeter of the fabric tube. A second portion of the end edge remains unattached and defines an opening between the second portion of the end edge and the fabric tube. The opening is dimensioned to receive toes of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. Seawell, Ronald W. Brown, Patsy H. Adams
  • Patent number: 9775401
    Abstract: An article of footwear including a sole system, including an upper and the sole system. The sole system includes a knitted component incorporating a one-piece knit outsole. The knit outsole has a ground-facing side, a top side, and a ground-engaging cleat member protruding from the ground-facing side of the knit outsole. The upper is connected at its bottom to the top side of the knit outsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Daniel A. Podhajny
  • Patent number: 9770891
    Abstract: A tubular liner has an open proximal end and a closed-end distal area, and a fabric layer continuously defining an exterior surface of the liner without interruption. A polymeric layer having first and second surfaces is bonded to an interior surface of the fabric layer. A seam is formed by opposed sides of the fabric layer joined together and forming an excess portion directed toward the cavity of the liner. The excess portion is embedded in the polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Asmundur Bergmann Bjarnason, Sigurdur Asgeirsson
  • Patent number: 9724260
    Abstract: A graduated compression garment is disclosed that includes a plurality of longitudinal fuzzy wales arranged to form a fabric with a plurality of transverse elastomeric threads under variable tension connecting the adjacent longitudinal fuzzy wales to deliver a first level of elastic compression distally on a limb and a gradually decreasing level of elastic compression as the limb increases in diameter proximally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Compression Dynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Martin J. Winkler, Sr., Alan S. Neil
  • Patent number: 9675134
    Abstract: Provided is a footwear that excels in productivity and shape retaining property. Footwear is knitted seamlessly with a flat knitting machine having at least a pair of a front and a back needle bed and includes a base knit fabric portion having a mixed section knitted using a first knitting yarn and a second knitting yarn interwoven along the first knitting yarn. The first knitting yarn configuring the mixed section of the footwear is a knitting yarn that is not a heat-fusible yarn, and the second knitting yarn is a heat-fusible yarn having thermal adhesiveness and heat-shrinkable properties. The second knitting yarn preferably has a configuration including a core made from a material that contracts by heat, and a sheath made from a material having a lower fusing point than the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kosui, Takashi Kino, Yohji Hamada
  • Patent number: 9656149
    Abstract: A leg protector for protecting the lower leg of a sports player against injury is disclosed. The leg protector comprises a sock and a plurality of protection pads. The sock is worn, in use, over the player's lower leg. Each protection pad comprises a rear surface that is detachably engageable with the worn sock so that, when engaged, the rear surface faces inward towards the player's lower leg and a corresponding front surface faces out away from the player's lower leg. Each of the plurality of protection pads are arranged for placement at a position that protects a respective area of the player's lower leg. A first protection pad can protect an upper shin area; a second protection pad can protect a lower shin and ankle area; and a third protection pad can protect a metatarsal area of the player's lower leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SPORTS DESIGN CONCEPTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Hughes
  • Patent number: 9610199
    Abstract: A stocking for a compression-therapy patient comprises a foot portion matingly removably receiving and surrounding a foot. A closable/openable leg portion extends from the foot portion, removably receives a leg, defines adjoining edges of the leg portion, and includes a band defining an uppermost area of the leg portion and material of which is more compressive/supportive than a remainder thereof. A fastening device extends along the leg portion and continuously fastens/unfastens the edges to/from each other and closes/opens the leg portion such that the stocking can secure and apply continuous pressure to the foot/leg. The device includes a zipper and an enfoldment connected and secured along a continuous inner edge of the zipper, including material that is different than the band and/or remainder of the leg portion, and disposed between the zipper and skin and contacting the skin such that the enfoldment prevents the zipper from contacting the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Nasrin Sesi
  • Patent number: 9572375
    Abstract: A vapor-permeable waterproof sock includes a cylindrical main body including a cloth having vapor permeability and that is waterproof. The vapor-permeable waterproof sock covers a range from a foot tip portion to a crus portion. The cylindrical main body includes a plurality of cloth areas, each of which expands and contacts more easily in one direction as compared with other directions. The plurality of cloth areas are joined together, and include a crus cloth area expanding and contracting more easily in a circumferential direction of the crus portion as compared with in a longitudinal direction of the crus portion, the crus cloth area covering the crus portion; and a planta portion cloth area expanding and contacting more easily in a longitudinal direction of the planta portion as compared with a width direction of the planta portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Shinga, Toshio Ando
  • Patent number: 9575601
    Abstract: An inputting fingertip sleeve includes a number of first wires and a number of second wires. The number of second wires and the number of first wires are crossed with each other to form a sleeve. The number of first wires includes a number of ends converged at one end point. Each of the number of the first wire includes a carbon nanotube wire structure. The sleeve includes at least one opening and a close end, the at least one opening is configured to receive a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9566206
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to graduated compression garments for legs having flat toe seams, wherein the pressure value at the ankle zone (1) is of about 10-27 mmHg and at the calf zone (2) about 6-16 mmHg, wherein at least an achilles section, heel section, toe section and/or a foot sole section is cushioned on the internal side of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: SIGVARIS INC., SIGVARIS AG
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Leonard, David McKinley York
  • Patent number: 9532607
    Abstract: A sock, in particular, a sports sock, comprising a sole region (10), which has a toe region (1), a ball region (2), and a heel region (3). The sole region (10) is provided with a heel guide pad (4) and a ball guide pad (5), which lie substantially parallel to a longitudinal roll line (6) of the foot of the wearer of the sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: X-Technology Swiss GmBH
    Inventor: Bodo W. Lambertz
  • Patent number: 9476148
    Abstract: A knitted sock includes a specially shaped toe with multiple gores and extra fabric length to cover portions of a wearer's toe digits, permitting the sock to assume a relaxed form with reduction of pressure on or along a wearer's toe digits. A sock toe portion may include left and right side boundaries, a first left side gore proximate to the left side boundary, a second left side gore distanced (e.g., inset) from and non-intersecting with the first left side gore, a first right side gore proximate to the right side boundary, and a second right side gore distanced (e.g., inset) from and non-intersecting with the first right side gore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: INTERLOOP LIMITED
    Inventor: Yaser Riaz
  • Patent number: 9456654
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external thermoplastic hydrogel film that compositionally includes polyurethane copolymer chains. The outsoles can prevent or reduce the accumulation of soil on the footwear during wear on unpaved surfaces such as sporting fields. When the outsoles are wetted with water, the outsoles can become more compliant and/or can rapidly uptake and/or expel water, which can prevent soil from adhering to the outsole and/or can assist in shedding soil present on the outsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb W. Dyer, Zachary C. Wright, Jeremy D. Walker, Myron Maurer, Denis Schiller, Hossein A. Baghdadi
  • Patent number: 9439457
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an arch-supporting sock in which proper curvature of the arch is reinforced and strain on the leg, arch, and greater foot area is decreased, comprising a first region having a first elasticity coefficient and a second region, roughly encompassing the arch of the foot, having a second elasticity coefficient, wherein the second region provides greater structural support than the first region and the second elasticity coefficient is lower than the first elasticity coefficient. The arch-supporting sock may further comprise one or more perimetric boundaries between the first and the second region, each boundary comprising a perimetric elasticity coefficient, wherein one or more perimetric boundaries has a perimetric elasticity coefficient less than the first and second elasticity coefficients. Embodiments of the sock include non-interchangeable left or right socks with the arch support assemblage residing on the inner half of the sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SOKSYSTEM, LLC
    Inventor: Babak Baravarian
  • Patent number: 9427041
    Abstract: A heated article of footwear that includes an outer shell and a removable inner liner is described. The inner liner includes a heating system with a toe cap heating element. The toe cap heating element is disposed around a perimeter of the forefoot region of the inner liner. The heating system is integrated within the inner liner and is removable with the inner liner from the outer shell. A power source for the heating system is contained within a battery compartment area disposed along a cuff of the inner liner to provide access to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaroslav J. Lupinek, Patricia L. Smaldone
  • Patent number: 9427028
    Abstract: A hosiery system for giving the appearance of well-groomed feet featuring a pair of stockings at least ankle-high wherein toenails are disposed on the stockings and are positioned to align with and lay atop the user's own toenails. Elastic surrounds the opening of the stockings and the elastic is concealed by a piece of jewelry such as an anklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Barbara Martin
  • Patent number: 9402423
    Abstract: A leg wear according to an embodiment of the present invention has a heel portion for covering a heel. In a plan view of a sole of the leg wear folded in a instep and sole planar shape, the length of a perpendicular line extending from a heel central point located at a center between a heel-side end of an outer gore line of the heel portion and a heel-side end of an inner gore line to an outer contour line is longer than the length of a perpendicular line extending from the heel central point to an inner contour line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Koshida
  • Patent number: 9365960
    Abstract: A sock with zones of varying numbers of layers is formed as a single tube on a circular knitting machine. At least one end of the tube is doubled back over a portion of the remainder of the tube to form a double layer first zone. The sock further includes a single layer zone adjacent to the double layer first zone, where no such folding occurs. Optionally, a second end of the tube may also be folded to create a third zone having two layers of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth T. Craig
  • Patent number: 9358385
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an alignment device and method. The alignment device includes a wrap and an injection device for proper alignment and insertion of a metal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Julie Jenks, Shaun Gayle
  • Patent number: 9226527
    Abstract: Socks with ribs, channels and padding positioned to facilitate moisture movement from the interior of the sock upwardly and outwardly from a shoe or boot to aid in maintaining a dry condition for a sock and footwear. The sock heel may have an ankle open end that is connected to a leg portion. The tubular portion of the sock has multiple tube ribs transversally positioned and longitudinally spaced apart to form multiple tube channels wherein the tube ribs are formed by at least one additional yarn of material extending from an inner surface of the tubular portion. A portion of the multiple tube ribs are curved from a straight line on at least a portion of the inner surface to extend upwardly into the instep portion and may curve towards the heel portion. The toe portion of the sock may have toe ribs extending upwardly toward the instep portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Peter D. Dahlgren, Donald R. Dahlgren
  • Patent number: 9220636
    Abstract: The Improved Sock is made of yarns knitted into a foot and calf, with graduated compression on an individual's foot from the foot to the calf. The yarns can include wool and alpaca fibers. A substantial proportion of wool and/or alpaca are on the inside of the sock so as to be in direct contact with the skin and wound. The Improved Sock provides absorption and wicking of inflammatory mediators, bacteria and biofilm and necrotic exudate from the foot and leg. The Improved Sock has AgNP shapes electrostatically bonded to the yarn. At least 30% of the mass of the AgNP shapes attached to the fibers have a shape selected from the group consisting of truncated triangular plates (a triangle with the corners rounded off), triangular prisms, discs and combinations of two or more of them. The Improved Sock functions as a unique wound dressing with the sock in direct contact with the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: VIVE WEAR LLC
    Inventor: Marcus Duda
  • Patent number: 9113661
    Abstract: A one piece fine hosiery article in knee length, thigh length and/or panty hose wherein the uniqueness of this invention lies in the foot portion of nylon, or similar materials used in the prior art, being eliminated and replaced with a minimal slip, moisture wicking partial sock. The partial sock completely encompasses the upper and lower portions of the toe, the ball, sole, instep, outstep, and upper and lower portions of the heel of the foot leaving the upper portion of the foot from the toe joints upwards encased in nylon or similar materials used in the prior art, thereby establishing fit, form and comfort to the wearer of fine hosiery articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventors: Jami L. Nasta, Gary H. Nasta, Jessica C. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9050245
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for a teething device for an article of clothing configured to cover a foot with toes. The teething device includes a teether that is coupled to an outer surface of the article of clothing and extends in a direction parallel to the toes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Donna Marie Beavers
  • Patent number: 9044066
    Abstract: An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper that defines an interior void, a sole structure secured to the upper, and a foot-supporting insert that is positionable within a lower area of the void and removable from the void. A system having a protrusion and an indentation may be utilized to, for example, secure the insert within the void. As an example, a protrusion may extend outward from a surface of the void, and the insert may define an indentation in a corresponding location and with a corresponding shape. When the insert is positioned within the void, the protrusion will extend into the indentation. The locations, shapes, numbers and overall configuration of the protrusion and indentation may vary significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Mario A. Lafortune
  • Patent number: 9038201
    Abstract: Disclosed is a non-slip footwear which comprises a main body formed of a flexible material and formed to surround the sole of a foot of a user and to open the top side of the foot; toe insertion holes formed of the flexible material, protruding from the front part of the main body so that toes of the foot are respectively inserted into the toe insertion holes; an non-slip outsole formed at the heel part of the main body and formed of foamed rubber having abrasion resistance, and having a thickness of 1 mm˜5 mm; and non-slip dots formed at the sole part of the main body and the non-slip outsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Mi Nam Lee
  • Patent number: 9027166
    Abstract: An interior sock is fabricated of a flexible elastic polymer. The interior sock has a cylindrical closed toe section, a cylindrical open ankle section and an intermediate heel section. The heel section is provided between the toe and ankle sections. An exterior sock is fabricated of a knitted blend of cotton and a minor portion of an elastic. The exterior sock has a cylindrical closed toe section, a cylindrical open ankle section and an intermediate heel section. The heel section is provided between the toe and ankle sections. A quantity of therapeutic fluid is located within the interior sock. The therapeutic fluid is in contact with a foot of a user. The interior sock provides support for the therapeutic fluid. The exterior sock provides pressure and warmth to the interior sock and the therapeutic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jody Lynn Hagberg
  • Publication number: 20150107001
    Abstract: A shoe insert or guard to improve comfort and to limit and prevent traumatic injury to a wearer's foot. The shoe guard includes an anterior superior portion, a toe portion, an anterior sole portion, a posterior sole portion, and a rear portion. The shoe guard protects against foot injuries caused by downward impact on the anterior sole portion of the foot during ambulation, forward movement of the foot during ambulation, and abrasions to the foot secondary to movement of the foot within the shoe during ambulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Debra Moore-Hill
  • Publication number: 20150107307
    Abstract: Provided is a footwear that excels in productivity and shape retaining property. Footwear 1 is knitted seamlessly with a flat knitting machine having at least a pair of a front and a back needle bed and includes a base knit fabric portion 2 having a mixed section 20 knitted using a first knitting yarn and a second knitting yarn interwoven along the first knitting yarn. The first knitting yarn configuring the mixed section 20 of the footwear 1 is a knitting yarn that is not a heat-fusible yarn, and the second knitting yarn is a heat-fusible yarn having thermal adhesiveness and heat-shrinkable properties. The second knitting yarn preferably has a configuration including a core made from a material that contracts by heat, and a sheath made from a material having a lower fusing point than the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SHIMA SEKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kosui, Takashi Kino, Yohji Hamada
  • Publication number: 20150096107
    Abstract: An exercise sock with configurable straps includes a sock body, at least one lateral reinforced-opening, at least one medial reinforced-opening, and a pair of fastening straps. The lateral reinforced-opening and the medial reinforced-opening are traversed through the sock body opposite of each other so that the pair of fastening straps can be inserted through the sock body. The pair of fastening straps allows the wearers of the exercise sock to create different configurations across the top of the foot around the ankle and leg for aesthetic appearance while securing the sock body to the wearer's foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Caroline Juliette Krumel
  • Publication number: 20150096106
    Abstract: A sleeve pouch may be provided. The sleeve pouch may be formed through the attachment of an elastic annular member to a sleeve member, wherein the space between the two surfaces forms a pouch capable of storing objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Bootaroo LLC
    Inventor: Ann Bell
  • Patent number: 8984669
    Abstract: A hosiery device having gel pads disposed along the bottom. The device has at least one leg portion with a footed portion disposed at the bottom. It may be a pair of leggings such as pantyhose or may be a single leg stocking. Gel pads are integrated into the bottom of the footed portions in key areas that correspond to load-bearing portions of a user's foot. The gel pads are formed around the underlying hosiery fabric, creating an integrated pad that is not easily removable. Pads may be positioned along the ball, heel, toes, or entire sole of the foot. The device provides therapeutic relief of muscle tension and stress by cushioning the parts of the foot that bear a person's weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Jennie Song
  • Publication number: 20150074872
    Abstract: A method of forming an article of hosiery for being worn by a wearer in a footed or footless configuration includes forming a foot portion, leg portion, and panty portion, where the foot portion is formed by turning in an end portion of a circularly knitted fabric tube and connecting a first portion of an end edge to the fabric tube using transfer loops to form a turned welt around only a first portion of the perimeter of the fabric tube. A second portion of the end edge remains unattached and defines an opening between the second portion of the end edge and the fabric tube. The opening is dimensioned to receive toes of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Donald R. Seawell, Ronald W. Brown, Patsy H. Adams
  • Patent number: 8973162
    Abstract: A garment consists of a close-fitting sleeve body formed of a stretch textile, and which includes an open upper end, an open lower end, and a body-receiving volume extending through the sleeve body from the open upper end to the open lower end. Opposed, spaced-apart, surface-gripping parts are applied exteriorly to the sleeve body near the open upper end and the open lower end, respectively. The surface-gripping parts are each formed of a gripping material different from the stretch textile, and the gripping material is slightly sticky or adhesive so as to cause the surface-gripping parts to grip, and to resist slipping relative to, surfaces they come in direct contact with without leaving a resulting residue on touched surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Joel H. Bretan, Vincent D. Del Vecchio
  • Publication number: 20150064280
    Abstract: This Invention Patent application consists of a fabric to be used in textile applications, which makes those items more comfortable and increases their bactericidal capacity, both in the number of types that it fights, and in the time that this capacity is effective, using a mixture of fibres and performing a series of treatments prior to the final manufacture of the textile goods that reinforce the properties of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Oscar DEUMAL RUBIO, David CAHISA GALLARDO, Alejandro ROBAS COBOS, Xiaozhang WANG
  • Publication number: 20150059060
    Abstract: A portion of an article of clothing has a reinforced strip, such as an embroidered strip. A first connector member has a male or female connector on its front face and a rearwardly-projecting member on its rear face. The rearwardly-projecting member passes through the strip to the opposite side of the article of clothing and into an opening in a second connector member. It is secured therein by an elastic snap-fit, for example. A complementary article of clothing (such as the other sock of a pair of socks) has a similar construction but with the other of the male or female connectors on the first connector member. The male connector of the one article snap fits into the female connector of the other to releasably connect them together, such as for washing or storage. To separate the articles the strip of the one article is grasped in one of the user's hands and the strip of the other article in the user's other hand and they are pulled apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: DEWI SCHOENBECK, JOHN SCHOENBECK
  • Publication number: 20150059059
    Abstract: A dress sock made from a tubular foot portion and a tubular ankle portion, joined together at respective axes to form an angle of approximately 135°; wherein a distance from the intersection of the axes to a top of the sock seven and a half inches, and a height measured from a heel to the top of the sock is seven and one half inches; and a double layer formed by a circumferential seam securing the folded over portion to the tubular ankle portion to create a band at the upper part of the sock, the length of the band to the length of the tubular ankle portion being 7:16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Gregg Teskey
  • Publication number: 20150052663
    Abstract: Hosiery device, that allows the wearer to achieve the comfort that one desires when choosing to wear hosiery with various types of footwear, while at the same time not having to contend with unwanted aspects of wearing hosiery that is visible. This device eliminates the problem of one's hosiery being visible, when the wearer does not want the hosiery to be visible. It eliminates the problem of one's hosiery failing to stay in place and it eliminates the problem of one's hosiery bunching up upon the hosiery's failing to stay in place, as well as the resulting discomfort caused to the wearer. In addition to the above listed problems that are solved by the instant invention, this new hosiery device also eliminates the wearer's need to constantly re-adjust the hosiery upon its not staying in place. This hosiery device also eliminates and solves many other problems that result from utilizing currently available options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis L. Stallworth
  • Publication number: 20150047102
    Abstract: Legwear is provided having at least two interior pockets in the calf area and ankle area of the legwear for inserting pads to enhance the physical structure of a person's leg between the knee and the ankle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Beverly Pillow