Pockets Patents (Class 2/247)
  • Patent number: 10631606
    Abstract: A pocket, a garment, and a method of using the pocket on the garment. The pocket includes a first layer facing the garment, a second layer as an exterior layer, and one or more spacers disposed between the first layer and the garment to offset the pocket a given distance from the garment, to promote air circulation therebetween. At least one of the first and second ends is selectively attached to the garment to allow detachment from the garment and articulation of the pocket for viewing an electronic device housed in the pocket. The pocket can be selectively removed from the garment. Attachment means provide a taut and elastic retention of the pocket against the garment to prevent excessive motion of the pocket during physical activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: James L Thompson
  • Patent number: 10602929
    Abstract: An athletic wear includes at least one of an athlete garment, a helmet, a glove, a wristband, a headband, a mouth guard, and a pad. A plurality of sensors and at least one camera are integrated into the at least one of the athlete garment, the helmet, the glove, the wristband, the headband, the mouth guard, and the pad. A processor is in signal communication with the plurality of sensors and the at least one camera for receiving, analyzing, and transmitting data signals obtained by the plurality of sensors and the at least one camera. The plurality of sensors are configured to obtain a wearer's physiological data, position data and movement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Justin McKay
  • Patent number: 10524526
    Abstract: A pocket attachable to a pillow case or in the vicinity of a place of rest is convenient for keeping small electronic devices close to a user's head and hands so that the device can be used or kept close by while resting with a pillow. The bottom of the pocket includes an aperture so that a charging or data cable may be attached to the device in the pocket. By inserting a finger in that aperture the device may be easily displaced from below and removed from the pocket. The invention is useful for users who wish to durably affix a pocket to a pillow case or anywhere in the vicinity of a place of rest without resorting to sewing or home improvement skills and tools or machines which they may not possess nor desire to own.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hyatt Voy
  • Patent number: 10244800
    Abstract: A strap assembly includes a chest strap and shoulder straps. Similarly configured left and right cups are provided. The strap assembly is attached to the cups whereby the strap assembly adheres the cups to a wearer. Each cup has curved upper, lower, interior and exterior edges. Each cup has inside and outside surfaces. A patch is operatively associated with each cup. Each patch has a linear upper edge and curved lower, interior and exterior edges. Each patch has inside and outside surfaces. Stitching couples the lower, interior and exterior edges of each patch to the lower, interior and exterior edges of an associated cup. A linear opening is formed along the upper edge of each patch. Piping covers the upper edge of each patch. The piping is adapted to allow the patch to move away from and back toward the cup between open and closed orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sherrywear LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Goff
  • Patent number: 10219550
    Abstract: A strap assembly includes a chest strap and shoulder straps. Similarly configured left and right cups are provided. The strap assembly is attached to the cups whereby the strap assembly adheres the cups to a wearer. Each cup has curved upper, lower, interior and exterior edges. Each cup has inside and outside surfaces. A patch is operatively associated with each cup. Each patch has a linear upper edge and curved lower, interior and exterior edges. Each patch has inside and outside surfaces. Stitching couples the lower, interior and exterior edges of each patch to the lower, interior and exterior edges of an associated cup. A linear opening is formed along the upper edge of each patch. Piping covers the upper edge of each patch. The piping is adapted to allow the patch to move away from and back toward the cup between open and closed orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sherrywear LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Goff
  • Patent number: 10219554
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a jacket/coat designed to provide an enhanced range of motion. This is accomplished by having a layered construction comprising different fabric/textile materials where the enhanced range of motion is desired. The jacket/coat in accordance with the present invention particularly provides an enhanced range of motion for a wearer around the shoulders and arms. This enhanced range of motion may be especially beneficial when the wearer is engaged in a physically demanding activity or any activity benefitting from a wide range of movement by the wearer's arms and shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Farron, Lindsey V. J. Martin
  • Patent number: 10201201
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying liquid includes a liquid container and an article of apparel. The liquid container includes a body, which is configured to removably receive the liquid, and a cap, which is configured to selectively seal the body. The article of apparel includes a pocket, which has an interior configured to removably receive the body. The article of apparel also includes a first opening and a second opening, each of which is in communication with the pocket interior. The first opening passes the liquid container, and the second opening passes the cap. The article of apparel further includes a flap, which is movably coupled to the article of apparel. The flap includes a third opening, which passes the cap. The flap is coupled to the article of apparel and movable between a first position, covering the first opening, and a second position, not covering the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Gross, Godfrey Charles von Nordeck, III
  • Patent number: 10187500
    Abstract: A portable communications device, such as a mobile phone, includes a novel tactile alerting mechanism capable of alerting the user of an incoming communication or other event. A gyroscopic mechanism is coupled to a housing of the portable communications device and controlled by a processor. The processor is configured to control a spin velocity of the gyroscopic mechanism based on receiving an alert of an incoming call or message, or detecting a fall. The gyroscopic mechanism may spin up or change a spin state to provide a tactile signal via the housing of the communications device, by imparting stabilizing force to the housing that can be felt by a person wearing the communications device, or to change an orientation of the device while falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Gary S. Shuster
  • Patent number: 10063271
    Abstract: A wearable cell phone case having a first layer with at least one rear lower magnet disposed proximal to a lower end thereof and at least one rear upper magnet disposed proximal to the upper end thereof and a second layer defining an upper end aperture and having at least one front lower magnet disposed proximal to a lower end thereof and at least one front upper magnet disposed proximal to an upper end thereof, wherein the magnets have opposing polarity. The second layer also defines an enclosed internal cavity spatially coupled to the upper end aperture, wherein the enclosed internal cavity is shaped and sized to house a cellular phone. The case also includes a layer coupling configuration with the first layer removably coupled to the second layer through the magnets disposed in overlapping configurations and with an article of clothing interposed in between said first and second layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Ruth Goldshtein
  • Patent number: 10034504
    Abstract: Pants can include a waist portion; first and second legs extending from the waist portion; and at least one rear pocket located in the waist portion and surrounded by pants fabric, the at least one rear pocket including an interior panel attached to an inner surface of the pants fabric and an exterior panel attached to an outer surface of the interior panel, and material of the interior and exterior panels being discontinuous with the pants fabric, wherein at least a portion of an outer surface of the exterior panel is flush with an outer surface of the pants fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Alf Wear
    Inventor: Kevin Boyle
  • Patent number: 9877572
    Abstract: The invention comprises devices and methods for carrying quantities of materials preferably fluids. The device of the invention is preferably a wearable garment such as, preferably a vest or poncho, with one or more bladders or compartments adapted to hold a fluid. Preferably the garment comprises fluid connections between the bladders. The connections allow for the distributing the load over the carrier, which is preferably a person. The invention is designed to be inexpensive to manufacture, capable of easy manufacture in large numbers, and, if desired, disposable or repurposed. The device significantly enhances the ability of an individual to provide water or other fluids or materials to individuals or groups such as families. Preferably the invention allows for the transport of potable water from a supply point to the point of end use with minimal or no discomfort to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Watervest, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Hopmeier
  • Patent number: 9874423
    Abstract: A medical kit carrier (1) that is integrated or attachable to a body armor vest (9). Straps (15) of the body armor vest may be attached to hook and loop fastener (12) located on a front surface (13) of the medical kit carrier. A pouch (16) located in the medical kit carrier used for storing supplies, such as medical supplies, may be easily removed from the medical kit carrier using a pull strap (17) that is looped around a bottom edge (18) of the pouch. When a tab (19) on the pull strap is pulled, the pull strap lifts the pouch out of the medical kit carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SURVIVIAL ARMOR, INC.
    Inventor: Gary D. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9832970
    Abstract: The present development is a pet toy with a hidden cavity for a treat or similar enticement for the pet. The hidden cavity is preferably enclosed within a plunger-type device so the pet must extract the plunger to retrieve the treat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Conde
  • Patent number: 9759536
    Abstract: An apparatus for the secure stowing of a magazine, the apparatus comprising a pocket defined by a first pair of opposing side panels and a second pair of opposing side panels, the first pair of opposing side panels being in substantially perpendicular plane to the second pair of opposing side panels and the first pair of opposing side panels being shorter in height than the second pair of opposing side panels, a bottom panel, and a top opening; biasing means whereby at least one pair of opposing side panels are biased toward one another; and means of attachment whereby the pocket may be attached to a person or object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HSG, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gadams, Albert Higdon, Rebecca Higdon
  • Patent number: 9668525
    Abstract: Pants can include a waist portion including a waist band; first and second legs extending from the waist portion, each of the first and second legs including a front panel and a rear panel formed at least partially of a woven fabric, and a side stretch panel extending lengthwise along at least a portion of the wearer's leg between the front panel and the rear panel. Each side stretch panel can include a knitted fabric having fore and aft side edges joined to the front panel and rear panel, respectively. First and second front pockets can be located below the waist band, and each of the first and second front pockets can have a pocket welt formed of a woven fabric, the pocket welt extending from the woven fabric of the front panel to the woven fabric of the rear panel of the respective leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Alf Wear
    Inventors: Kevin Boyle, Holger Kuhr
  • Patent number: 9648932
    Abstract: A handbag includes a body forming an interior compartment and an opening for accessing the interior compartment, a first hanger within the interior compartment, a second hanger within the interior compartment, a first pocket assembly removably secured to the first hanger so that the first pocket assembly hangs from the first hanger within the interior compartment and is accessible through the opening, and a second pocket assembly removably secured to the second hanger so that the second pocket assembly hangs from the second hanger within the interior compartment and is accessible through the opening. The first and second pocket assemblies are interchangeable with other pocket assemblies to easily configure the interior compartment in any desired manner for storage and they are also interchangeable with other handbags so that items stored in the pockets assemblies can be easily transferred to other handbags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Jewell LLC
    Inventors: Christy Anne Johnson, Brandi Lynn Osterman
  • Patent number: 9615615
    Abstract: A garment worn over a portion of a body of a wearer comprises a garment wall and an airflow inducer. The garment wall has a first garment wall airflow passage extending therethrough. The airflow inducer is attached to an exterior surface of the garment wall over the first garment wall airflow passage such that the airflow inducer encompasses the first garment wall airflow passage. The airflow inducer and the garment wall jointly define an air chamber. The first garment wall airflow passage is exposed within the air chamber. The airflow inducer is deformable such that the air chamber has a volume dependent upon a state of deformation of the airflow inducer. An airflow passage of the inducer provides for airflow between the air chamber and an ambient environment surrounding the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Adam E. Slank
  • Patent number: 9615608
    Abstract: A pocket square includes a main body and a first decorative panel that has a first appearance and is movable between an extended position in which at least a substantial portion of the first decorative panel is displayed by protruding above the main body and a retracted position in which at least a substantial portion of the first decorative panel is concealed within the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Adebayo Adeniji
  • Patent number: 9591911
    Abstract: The invention comprises devices and methods for carrying quantities of materials preferably fluids. The device of the invention is preferably a wearable garment such as, preferably a vest or poncho, with one or more bladders or compartments adapted to hold a fluid. Preferably the garment comprises fluid connections between the bladders. The connections allow for the distributing the load over the carrier, which is preferably a person. The invention is designed to be inexpensive to manufacture, capable of easy manufacture in large numbers, and, if desired, disposable or repurposed. The device significantly enhances the ability of an individual to provide water or other fluids or materials to individuals or groups such as families. Preferably the invention allows for the transport of potable water from a supply point to the point of end use with minimal or no discomfort to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Watervest, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Hopmeier
  • Patent number: 9504283
    Abstract: An article of apparel comprising: a pocket, the pocket comprising an opening to permit insertion and removal of an electronic device, the pocket further comprising at least one raised portion, wherein when the electronic device is located in the pocket, at least one operational control button of the electronic device is positioned adjacent the at least one raised portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Dobriana D. Gheneva, Edward Lang Boyd, Peter M. Valles
  • Patent number: 9445637
    Abstract: An article of apparel is disclosed. In one embodiment, an article of apparel includes a front panel, a pouch attached to the front panel, a pocket disposed between the pouch and the front panel, and a closure that allows a first end of the pocket to be selectively opened and closed. The pocket includes a second end opposite the first end and a body joining the first and second ends. The pocket is attached to the pouch and the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Huzu, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley T. Buczkowski, Andrew J. Lehman, William O. Lollis
  • Patent number: 9339070
    Abstract: Accessories use fasteners and fashionable pieces to supplement clothing, such as pants or shirts, as well as other articles of apparel, such as footwear or hats. The fasteners connect to such apparel using either magnets or clips. Then the fashionable pieces connect to the fasteners using non-permanent adhesives, allowing the fashionable pieces to be easily attached or removed from the apparel. This can allow a single article of apparel to have many different looks depending on how many different fashionable pieces are owned and used with the apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Kathryn Jeanne Rendon
  • Patent number: 9314066
    Abstract: A wearable waterproof shoe cover that includes an impermeable elastomeric sheath adapted to fit over and envelope footwear to protect said footwear from fluids when walking through wet or muddy terrain, said sheath including a zippered pocket disposed thereon into which pocket the sheath involutes in a compact and folded situation for storage and portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventors: Daniela Troconis, Herbert King
  • Patent number: 9295292
    Abstract: A garment for use with an electronic device is provided that has a front surface. A pocket is included that has a window. The pocket has an attached portion that is non-removably attached to the front surface. The pocket has a releasable portion that is releasably attachable to the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Jacob Ash Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald James Sachs
  • Patent number: 9295293
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a pocket system includes an item of clothing having a waistband portion that is connected to first and second leg portions by one or more waistband seams arranged around at least a portion of the waistband portion. The first leg portion includes one or more first leg seams, and the second leg portion includes one or more second leg seams. The system further includes one or more waistband cables coupled to a portion of the one or more waistband seams, and one or more leg cables coupled to a portion of the one or more first leg seams and further coupled to the one or more waistband cables. The system also include a first pocket frame coupled to the one or more leg cables, and a first pocket coupled to the first pocket frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Cathy Rosenhaus
  • Patent number: 9265290
    Abstract: A Scope and Cap Flap is attached to a piece of sporting outdoor wear. The Scope and Cap Flap has one flap attached to the left front chest portion and a second flap attached the right front chest portion. The two flaps are attached to one another to create the Scope and Cap Flap that drapes over a weapon held by a sportsman protecting the weapon from the elements while having the weapon readily accessible for a sporting activity such as hunting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen James Cunliffe
  • Patent number: 9248362
    Abstract: A wall-mounted invention used for the display, storage and retrieval of table tennis paddles and balls. Using mounted tension clips for storing paddles across a faceplate attached at each end to cylindrical ball-dispensers. This is the first invention to allow for preferred paddle selection. The ability to pick your preferred paddle without having to sift through other paddles stored immediately in front of or in the same storage slot/insert. While some prior art have balls resting in individual circular impressions/dimples that are susceptible to dust, undesired ball-spills, and requiring individual placement and retrieval; while others contain balls within an elaborate box or mounted in a device attached directly on/to the table itself. This invention combines the benefits of prior art to store balls in proper holding position, eliminates ball jams, prevents collection of dust from vertical fall and deters balls from undesired ball-spills; and does not interfere with game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Russell Durant
  • Patent number: 9149075
    Abstract: A product and process for providing customized garments. The garment comprises a main body having inner and outer surfaces. At least one pocket having a first inner surface and a first outer surface defines a slot between the outer surface of the main body and the first inner surface of the pocket. The pocket is affixed to the outer surface of the main body, with the pocket having an opening there into. An insert is selectively slidably receivable within and removable from the slot. The insert has a flap portion at one end thereof and protruding outside of and at least partially over the pocket and containing inscriptions thereon. The insert is secured within the pocket such that it is easily removable there from. An inventory process of manufacture and product of the process utilizing this product allows for rapid customization with existing inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Paula McDermott Kiker
  • Patent number: 9144255
    Abstract: Designs and methods are provided for a reversible, textile-based tactical article. In one embodiment the tactical article comprises a textile based panel perforated with an array of slots arranged in vertical and horizontal, spaced apart rows. The panel may be adapted for attaching accessories to either side by lacing a strap through a row of the slots and through webbing loops on the accessory positioned between the slots. One side of the panel may have a first appearance, and the other side a second appearance that is different from the first appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Armorworks Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: William J. Perciballi
  • Publication number: 20150128327
    Abstract: A pocket system for wearing an audio player comprising a pocket on a garment, where the pocket is capable of securely storing the audio player during use; and an eyelet opening above the pocket, where the eyelet opening channels an ear phone wire from the audio player toward a neck portion of the garment. The garment includes a set of loops on a top surface of the garment, where the set of loops guide the ear phone wire from the audio player. Further, the garment may include a hole within a neck portion, where the hole threads the ear phone wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Eduardo Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150113696
    Abstract: An example garment is provided. The garment comprises an apparel textile, and at least one cleaning component permanently attached to a part of the apparel textile, the cleaning component being instantly available for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Yip
  • Publication number: 20150101103
    Abstract: Microfiber cloth is attached, with an opening on one margin to permit insertion of a finger, to a backing formed by articles of regularly worn clothing, including shirt tails, the tip of neckties, scarves, sweaters, pants or other clothing article, making the microfiber cloth more accessible and ready to use for cleaning surfaces of personal devices without risk to soiling any exposed surface of the backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Nathanael Moon Bonham, Keith Hansen Allen
  • Publication number: 20150101108
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesive pocket that can removably attach to an article of clothing or directly onto a user's skin underneath clothing. The pocket of the present invention comprises closed side ends, a closed lower end, and an open upper end that provides access to a defined interior volume therein. In one embodiment, the open upper end comprises a flap attached thereto, wherein the flap comprises a first fastener at an underside thereof. The first fastener can be removably secured to a second fastener on the pocket so as to securely close the upper end. In another embodiment, the open upper end comprises a zip-lock enclosure. The pocket can attach to an article of clothing or onto the user's skin by means of an adhesive material disposed on a back side of the pocket. Additionally, the pocket is waterproof so as to keep the contents therein dry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Cameron Wallace
  • Publication number: 20150089712
    Abstract: A multi-use garment includes a generally rectangular body of fabric material, a first and second arm hole defined through the body of fabric material and symmetrically disposed side to side. A first and a second pocket may be provided as well as a plurality of connecting elements and/or sleeve fastening elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Michelle Gamble
  • Patent number: 8978166
    Abstract: A multi-function garment includes an article of clothing and pockets disposed thereon. Each pocket includes an opening, a lining, and a two-sided engaging unit. The lining of one pocket includes a storage body of a ring-like configuration. The storage body has an open external vacancy interrupting the ring-like configuration of the storage body and an inner vacancy having one end closed and the other end communicating with the external vacancy. A dimension of the external vacancy is smaller than a dimension of the inner vacancy, and a protecting layer is disposed on an inner surface of the lining. Besides a wearing function of sheltering users' skin, the interior of the lining can be reversed outward to allow the article of clothing to be stuffed into the storage body, which is then converted into a neck pillow configuration for achieving the multiple function of using. The structure of the garment is also compact and easy to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Well & David Corp.
    Inventor: Deng-Shan Huang
  • Patent number: 8973169
    Abstract: Protective garments having a modular storage system that enables the wearer to move and customize the position of pockets and other storage features, and hence the location of tools and other apparatus or accessories. The protective garment, including the modular storage system, are fire resistant such that they are in compliance with National Fire Protection Association and European Norm standards for firefighting garments set by the European Committee for Standardization, which is also known as Comité Européen de Normalisation, and may be integral with the protective garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Curtis, Margaret Diane Best
  • Publication number: 20140366250
    Abstract: A pocket incorporated into a garment or accessory provides shielding for wireless communication and other electronic devices and allows insertion and extraction of a wireless communication or other electronic device from the pocket in a simple and natural motion while avoiding compromise of the fit, appearance or function of the garment or accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sofio's, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael Barone, Oyungerel Bagmid
  • Patent number: 8910314
    Abstract: A garment with an integral deployable security blanket formed in a reversible pocket, the 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; the pocket walls being formed of tactile material having a first distinctive feel; the graspable edge portion being formed of a tactile material having a second distinctive feel distinguishable by touch from that of said first distinctive feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Marni Hefter, Jason Hefter
  • Patent number: 8898816
    Abstract: A garment top includes a body fabric designed for covering a chest of a wearer, and a pocket assembly formed with the body fabric. The pocket assembly comprises a front and a back cooperating to form a pocket for holding an article proximate the chest of the wearer. The back of the pocket assembly incorporates a radiation barrier adapted for residing between the article and the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Kimberly K. Highfield
  • Publication number: 20140345029
    Abstract: Apparel in which retractable extensions from a body portion can be selectively engaged in to cover the wearer's face, head, arms or legs. The extension of material is connected to the body portion, and stored within a pocket when it is not in use. When it is needed the wearer reaches into the pocket, and extends the material out of the pocket, engaging it as a useful sleeve, pant leg, face covering, or hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory J. Saladino
  • Patent number: 8876875
    Abstract: The present invention is a two-layer garment adapted to receive one or more body parts to provide a user with compression and thermal therapy. The two layers comprise of an inner base layer having a compression fit and an outer mesh layer. The layers are attached to one another such that an intermediate space exists between the two layers. The intermediate space is accessible through one or more openings to the intermediate space. The opening and intermediate space are adapted to receive a thermal transferring element. A thermal pouch having a plurality of projections on an outward facing surface may receive the thermal transferring element prior to insertion into the intermediate space or the projections may be located on the thermal transferring element itself. The outer mesh layer receives the projections securing the thermal transferring element at any location, resulting in unmatched customizable thermal and compression therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Snapbac, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Nilforushan, Kevin Bello
  • Patent number: 8869313
    Abstract: A pocket for articles of clothing provided with an upper edge 2, a lower edge 3 and a first and a second lateral edges 4, 5. In a non-assembled configuration, the pocket comprises is defined by a first portion 6 exhibiting a first edge 8, and a second portion 7 exhibiting a second edge 9. A seam 10 realizes an assembled configuration by the joining of the first portion 6 to the second portion 7, by the superposition of an edge 8 on the other one 9 and the nearing of an edge 8 to the other one 9 to give the pocket a curved three-dimensional conformation. Said pocket 1 being obtained by a nearing step of the first portion 6 to the second portion 7 and a connecting step thereof. Said pocket 1 being applied to trousers 14, such as to be superposed during use on a buttock of the person wearing the trousers. Said pocket 1 being applied to a shirt 25, such as to be superposed during use on the breast of the person wearing the shirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Max Mara S.R.L. Societa' Unipersonale
    Inventor: Luigi Maramotti
  • Patent number: 8863314
    Abstract: A garment mounted storage compartment for support and transport of a planar electronic device such as a tablet computer having a video screen. The device features a compartment which has a rotatable flap with supports to position the electronic device in front of the user's eyes and in a position for operation with the user's fingers. Support while walking or sitting allows the user to operate the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Ben Raviv
  • Publication number: 20140283283
    Abstract: A protective pocket is provided for a substantially two-dimensional object, such as a race bib. The protective pocket includes cooperating first and second lightweight fabrics, and an opening for receiving the object. The first fabric may be an item of a race participant's apparel or a backing that itself is attached to such an apparel item. The second fabric may be a mesh member having spaced apertures through which the object is visible and exposed to elements. The protective pocket is configured to maintain the object in a substantially vertical planar orientation, and thereby in an “upright” position, such that it that is (a) substantially parallel to the plane defined by the adjacent surface of the race participant's apparel item, and (b) substantially parallel to the plane defined by the adjacent body part of the race participant (e.g., a torso or leg). This positioning also improves the visibility of the indicia printed on the object through the mesh member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Chumbler
  • Publication number: 20140259299
    Abstract: A pocket for retaining and concealing personal items such as cell phones, identification, money, and valuables. The pocket has a detachable version and a permanently attached version. The pocket may be acquired separately from the garment with which it is used and inserted by attachment means. The pocket is assembled with a garment in an orientation that is opposite of conventional pockets, having an opening that aligns with a terminal end of a garment, such as the lowest edge of a hem. The closure of the pocket is in-line with the terminal end of the garment or within 0.5 inches of the end of the garment. The pocket is easily accessible from the terminal end of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: FIONA SIEVWRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20140259296
    Abstract: One non-limiting embodiment of the present invention includes an athletic garment comprising a garment configured to snugly fit a torso wherein the garment has a front portion and a rear portion. The athletic garment further comprises a pocket secured to the rear portion of the garment providing a pocket for containing items therein. The pocket comprises a secured portion and a hanging portion wherein the secured portion is secured to the garment and the hanging portion is not secured to the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Anna Asnis, Jason Israel
  • Publication number: 20140245518
    Abstract: A beverage holding garment wherein the beverage holder is disposed in the garment such that it is substantially concealed when not in use so that the garment appears to not have a beverage holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: David Michael Claeys
  • Patent number: 8793815
    Abstract: A detachable reconfigurable modular pocket assemblage (10) specifically configured for the insertion of therapeutic packets, rehabilitative weights, and general-purpose items. The main components are a chamber (12), upper chamber attachments (112), and lower chamber attachments (212). The chamber (12) has a plurality of pockets (50), with releasable mating attachment (40) attached to the peripheries. When the peripheries are connected, a chamber (12) is formed. The upper chamber attachments (112) have a plurality of pockets (150), with releasable mating attachment (140) attached to the peripheries. The lower chamber attachments (212) have a plurality of pockets (250), with releasable mating attachment (240) attached to the peripheries. To assemble the chamber (12) and its attachments (112) and (212) into a detachable reconfigurable modular pocket assemblage (10) the mating attachments (140) and (240) are attached to the mating attachments (40) located on the chamber (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Lillie P. Kelley-Mozsy
  • Patent number: 8771036
    Abstract: A bra comprises a pocket in a wing of the bra; the pocket may be made from the wing components or may be a separate structure; the pocket may comprise a closure, such as a zipper; the bra may comprise a high-tack material to prevent slipping of the bra when items are in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: JoeyBra, Inc.
    Inventors: Mariah Gentry, Kyle Bartlow
  • Patent number: 8756716
    Abstract: An improved garment pocket system securely holds personal items with easy access to a touch screen feature of an electronic device. A garment includes a pocket system accessible from one or more garment surfaces allowing a user to store an external electronic device therein having a touch control surface. The pocket system includes an access panel which is an optically transmissive and control transmissive panel and a guiding system for receiving and positioning the touch control surface proximate the access panel for a user-access exterior to the pocket system. The improved garment pocket system may be retained proximate the garment surface or may externally descend from the garment surface for greater user control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Scottevest, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Jordan, Christian Payne