Pockets Patents (Class 2/247)
  • Publication number: 20120117713
    Abstract: Pants (10) are provided with one or more exterior pockets (14, 16, 20) for access to one or more interior pockets for receiving a concealed item. One or more of the exterior pockets includes an opening for passing the user's hand inward. A sleeve-shaped member (44, 50) inside the pants is provided for fitting circumferentially about the leg of the user, and includes a front planar layer and a rear planar layer. A supporting strap (48, 52) is provided for fitting circumferentially about the waist or the leg of the user, and a suspension strap (52, 56) interconnects the supporting strap to the sleeve-shaped member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Brian D. Hoffner
  • Publication number: 20120066812
    Abstract: The present invention may be described as a combination of a hat or hood with material extending outward and downward from the lower portions of the rear section of the hat or hood in the form of opposing sections of a scarf. The first and second scarf portions are capable of being fastened together by a Velcro® closure, zipper, or similar apparatus and have at the far end of each scarf portion pockets for permitting the insertion of each hand of the wearer for warming. Each pocket may additionally have an elasticized opening for retaining the hands within the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Delia Alzate
  • Publication number: 20120051571
    Abstract: An audio communication system is disclosed to enable a person addressing a group of people to be heard regardless of whether the people to whom the person is addressing or regardless of whether the person is being addressed is faced by the person giving the speech, from the rear of the person giving the speech or to either side of the person giving the speech. The garment of this invention which is to be worn by the person addressing the group of people includes wireless loudspeakers at the front of the garment at the rear of the garment and at the sleeves of the garment. In a modified embodiment, the microphone and loudspeakers are hard wired together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: James J. Charvat, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120030864
    Abstract: A pocket system for an athletic garment according to embodiments of the present invention includes a center pocket and first and second pockets each having an outer, inner, top, and bottom edge. The top edges are open, while the inner, outer, and bottom edges are closed. A vertical centerline of the garment substantially aligns with a user's spine, and the first pocket is located on the athletic garment on one side of the vertical centerline, while the second pocket is located on the garment on the other side of the vertical centerline. The first and second pockets are in a substantially symmetrical configuration about the vertical centerline, and the center pocket is substantially centered on the vertical centerline. The first, second, and center pockets are disposed entirely within a larger, outer pocket, according to such embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: DASHAMERICA, INC. D/B/A PEARL IZUMI USA, INC.
    Inventors: Caroline Marois, Sue McKinney
  • Publication number: 20120030861
    Abstract: A garment that includes a garment structure, a plurality of loop members, and first, second and third pocket assemblies. Each loop member is coupled to a waist portion of the garment structure and remains attached thereto in response to the application of a leash force of 37 lbf thereto. The first pocket assembly is configured to hold a plurality of disposable plastic bags and defines an opening through which the disposable plastic bags can be dispensed. The second pocket assembly is configured to receive one or more of the disposable plastic bags that have been filled with pet excrement. Each third pocket assembly is coupled to the lower portion of the garment structure and is configured to hold a tennis ball therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Renee LaRose Miller
  • Publication number: 20120023644
    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 realises 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: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MAX MARA S.R.L. SOCIETA' UNIPERSONALE
    Inventor: Luigi MARAMOTTI
  • Publication number: 20120023643
    Abstract: A lower body garment such as shorts or pants are separable into two complementary halves, each including a decorative element. The garment can convert into two distinct and unique wearable garments. A lower body garment can also include independently reversible complementary halves capable of converting into eight distinct and unique wearable garments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Michele O'Connell
  • Patent number: 8099794
    Abstract: A body conforming, reusable, washable, textile holder for removably holding at least one electronic device in close bodily contact. The holder may be a wrap or tube constructed to enclose a portion of the body where the electronic device is to be held. The electronic device may be a cellular telephone, a wireless communication device, a personal audio device, a wearable computer, an electronic monitoring device, an electronic identification card, or other electronic device. The invention also relates to a system comprising the body conforming holder and an electronic device for use therewith, and a method for holding such an electronic device in close bodily contact by wearing the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Rusl, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Edward Carstens
  • Publication number: 20110314592
    Abstract: The present invention provides a removable pocket connected to wearer's garment. A pocket section is attached to one end of a flexible fabric. At the other end of the flexible fabric is reinforced support section. The reinforced support section is inserted between the wearer's garment and the wearer's body. The reinforced support section is held in place by compressive force between the wearer's garment and the wearer's body. The flexible fabric is draped over the top edge of the wearer's garment so that the pocket section is exposed for storage of items. In a preferred embodiment, the wearer's garment is a pair of pants and the reinforced support section is held in place by compressive force between the waist band of the pants and the wearer's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Juanita Wells-Chubb
  • 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: 20110289649
    Abstract: Super Hoodies are similar to a conventional hooded sweatshirt (hoodie) with added inner material that attaches completely near the bottom, up along one side of the zipper to the other, and to the lower portion of the arm holes, creating a large inner pocket in the hoodies. Additional pockets, slits, and accessories can be added to either side of the inner pocket material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Edward Wai-Soong Wong
  • Publication number: 20110277219
    Abstract: The present invention is a securing pocket for attachment to an accessory article that supports a small hands-free electronic device. The pocket further comprises an opening within the accessory article for supporting the pocket. The opening is dimensioned and contoured to support the electronic device. The pocket further comprises a first covering and a second covering dimensioned and contoured to support the electronic device. The second covering overlays the first covering and have a seamless attachment thereto with an edge being left unattached for receiving and removing the electronic device. Cut out openings extend through the base material of the accessory article and first covering1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Roderick Demus
  • Publication number: 20110281497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a garment for wearing breast prosthesis comprising a torso front panel forming a front side of the garment; a torso back panel forming a back side of the garment; and at least a first pocket for receiving the prosthesis; the front panel and the back panel being connected at several locations forming: a right arm opening at a first side having a right arm rim around the right arm opening; a left arm opening at a first side having a left arm rim around the left arm opening; a neck opening at the top having a neck rim around the neck opening; the first pocket being located at a first half of the front panel being connected to the front panel at or near at least a substantial part of an arm rim and to at least or near a substantial part of the neck rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: SENSIFORM V.O.F.
    Inventors: Margreet Van Dorp, Petra Van Eijsden
  • Patent number: 8056146
    Abstract: A disposable isolation hospital gown is provided having a main body and a pair of sleeves. Integrally formed with the hospital gown is a disposable wrapper that is particularly positioned or placed such that the gown can be rolled or folded into a bundle, after which the disposable wrapper is reversed and in the process of reversing the disposable wrapper, the bundled gown is stuffed or placed into the reversed disposable wrapper for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Virginia Porowski
  • Patent number: 8032951
    Abstract: A system of removably securing pockets with garments, vehicles, walls, etc. The system includes a plurality of attachment units which are arranged in selected locations over a surface. Each attachment unit includes at least one tab. Each tab comprises a first end permanently secured with the surface and a second end extending outwardly from the first end. The second end is operable to pivot into a superimposed position over the first end and to a position parallel with the first end. The pocket includes a plurality of longitudinal edges and outer and inner sides. Fastener members are secured along the outer and inner sides and adjacent selected of the edges of the surface. In use, the first and second ends of the tabs are separated from the superimposed positions allowing the fastener members along the inner side of the pocket to be secured with the fastener members carried by the first end of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventors: Paul V. Nestberg, Heather H. Tapp
  • Patent number: 8028345
    Abstract: A tennis garment of fabric material and sewn construction has a front panel sewn to a rear panel with a waistband encircling the garment. A ball securing sleeve is aligned with, and joined to, the rear waistband portion at left, central, and right mutual locations, thereby establishing two ball securing sleeves into which a tennis ball may be inserted from above or below the sleeve. Once inserted, the ball is held in place by opposing upper and lower elastic bands within upper and lower hems of the sleeves. When desired, the ball may be withdrawn from the sleeves by upward or downward movement relative to the sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Rockport Recreation Co., LLC
    Inventors: Lance Waite, Anna Waite
  • Publication number: 20110233242
    Abstract: A load bearing wearable garment comprising a garment configured to cover at least a portion of a user's upper torso, the garment having at least one rear pocket adapted to receive at least one article therein, and an integral load bearing system adapted to support weighted articles contained in said pocket and redistribute forces resulting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Sanderson Broudy
  • Publication number: 20110203034
    Abstract: A waterproof garment pocket, and a method of making the same, that is submersible and protects the contents of the pocket, such as handheld electronic devices, against exposure to water. The waterproof garment pocket incorporates a waterproof zipper and is made from fabric that is impervious to water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Jonathan Shlafer
  • Publication number: 20110197344
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides for a secure pocket that includes a backing, an inner-lower panel coupled to the backing and an upper-outer panel flap coupled to the backing. The upper-outer panel flap overlaps a portion of a circumference of the inner-lower panel and an inner-lower panel opening is covered by the upper-outer panel flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: George James Rhoades, II
  • Patent number: 7992225
    Abstract: The present invention is a securing pocket for attachment to a garment that supports a small hands-free electronic device. The pocket further comprises an opening within the garment for supporting the pocket. The opening is dimensioned and contoured to support the electronic device. The pocket further comprises a first covering and a second covering dimensioned and contoured to support the electronic device. The second covering overlays the first covering and have a seamless attachment thereto with an edge being left unattached for receiving and removing the electronic device. The first cover has slightly larger dimensions than the opening and overlays the opening and has a seamless attachment thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Roderick Lee Demus
  • Publication number: 20110185477
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to garment-attachable holders for the temporary holding of personal effects. In one embodiment, a garment-attachable holder is comprised of a piece of rectangular sheet material having a first surface and a second surface. The second surface may include adhesive on various portions thereon. At least one edge of the second surface may include a reinforcement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Kim L. Olenicoff
  • Patent number: 7971283
    Abstract: A non-woven, flame resistant fabric and a disposable coverall made from the fabric. The non-woven, flame resistant fabric is made of a plurality of NOMEX® synthetic fibers, a plurality of KEVLAR® synthetic fibers, and a plurality of electrostatic dissipative fibers. The coverall has an upper section for covering the shoulder, chest, back and abdominal regions of a wearer. The upper section has long sleeves to cover the arms of the wearer and a collar to cover the neck region of wearer. The coverall also has a waist section contiguous with the upper section for covering the waist region of a wearer, and a pair of leg sections for covering the legs of the wearer. Each leg section has an upper portion contiguous with the waist section. The coverall also has a seat section contiguous with the waist section and the upper portions of the leg sections. The coverall has a two-way zipper extending from the collar section to the waist section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Carole Winterhalter, Heather Cumming Rowell, Henry Case
  • Patent number: 7966667
    Abstract: A garment with underarm externally accessible breast pockets and method of use. An upper body garment is disclosed having garment sleeves attached to a garment trunk, and a pocket mouth disposed under each garment sleeve. A pocket is attached to the garment trunk at each pocket mouth. A passenger positioned behind a driver wearing the upper body garment may insert hands and arms through the pocket mouths and into the pockets for warmth, security, and or intimacy enhancement. Divots sized to accept human fingertips may be attached to the pocket floors for increased security of grip. Alternate embodiment garments include divots sized to accept fingertips on the front outside of a garment or life preserver, and hand indentations sized to accept the palm side of a human hand on the front outside of a garment or life preserver. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: GX, Inc.
    Inventors: Jodi Tomlinson, Kevin P. Cutlip
  • Publication number: 20110145969
    Abstract: A garment for supporting a portable personal medical device such as an insulin pump may be provided with a double pocket. A first pocket may be sewn onto the garment at an esthetical desirable location on the garment. A second pocket may be configured to hold the device and may be positioned on the garment to be occluded from view behind the first pocket. An access port through the garment may be positioned on the garment to be occluded from view behind the first pocket and may be configured to permit passage of a connector from the device to a user of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Polly Witten, Elizabeth Whitley
  • Publication number: 20110138519
    Abstract: The scarfguard system includes a scarf made from cotton, wool, silk, cashmere or other suitable materials. The device has a pocket or a sleeve sewn into the center wherein users may insert a disposable facemask or filter providing immediate, convenient and discreet protection from germs. An envelope-like flap is tucked into the pocket to keep the mask dry and in place. There is a plastic mesh strip sewn into both sides of the pocket for stability. Each end of the scarf has a pocket made of nylon, rubber, or other materials similar to those used in rainwear for inserting the hands. This grants users a protective covering for their hands that can be easily washed and sanitized for continued use. The scarf measure approximately 98?, but is also be available in several lengths, widths and colors to suit user preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Sharon Serota
  • Publication number: 20110131702
    Abstract: A hand covering comprising a main body having a reception cavity dimensioned for receipt of a hand of a user, a pocket covering that defines a reception region and is secured to said main body along a peripheral edge perimeter of the pocket covering. The pocket covering having a first panel with a free edge and a second panel with a free edge; and the free edges being arranged as to provide an access opening that is positioned inward relative to the edge perimeter and which access opening defines a sheet material insertion or removal location relative to the reception region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Harpswell Harmony LLC
    Inventors: Ellen RODGERS, Paul F. Mirto
  • Publication number: 20110131705
    Abstract: A garment including a body of fabric having a waistband and at least two seams that extend from the waistband and a support structure that is connected to the at least two seams and the waistband is provided. The support structure further includes a pocket and a tape connected to the pocket that prevents elongation of the support structure between said at least two seams during the wearable life of the body of fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Waldman, Claudia Fua
  • Publication number: 20110113525
    Abstract: A patient garment. The garment is configured to highlight the intercostal area of a patient during an echocardiographic examination. The garment comprises a front panel having a front top edge, a front bottom edge, a front left side and a front right side. The front panel has an access opening defined there through. The garment further comprise a back panel having a back top edge that is connected to the front top edge, a back bottom edge, a back left side and a back right side. The access opening is positioned on the front panel to expose an area of the patient's torso between a 3rd intercostal area and a 5th intercostal area of the patient's torso.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Patricia Lenzen
  • Patent number: 7942856
    Abstract: A garment for securing and storing bodily fluid drainage reservoirs and other fluid reservoirs. The garment comprises a loose-fitting body with at least one small aperture for receiving drainage tubing and at least one pocket cloth partly fixed to the body of the garment and partly detachably coupled to the body of the garment which allows for the easy storage and removal of the fluid drainage reservoir. The pocket cloth allows for the continuing support of the drainage reservoir as the drainage reservoir becomes heavier e.g. about 1 kilogram, due to the collection of fluid draining from the patient into the drainage reservoir. The secure storage of the drainage reservoir enables the wearer to move without worry of the drainage reservoir coming loose, losing fluid, or being exposed to a non-sterile environment external to the pocket cloth. The garment may be configured for wear by male and female children and adults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Nedda Joy Lentini
  • Publication number: 20110099682
    Abstract: An advanced combat clothing system for military medics and medical professionals actively involved in the field of combat while providing acute emergency care for wounded soldiers. The Advanced Combat Uniform for Medics also referred to as the ACUM consists of a pair of trousers, a long sleeve shirt and a unique pocket receptacle invention which stabilizes the content within the pockets. The ACUM was invented to replace the use of roll-up bags and back packs used to carry the tools and supplies of the military medics during combat zone engagements. The ACUM invention was strategically designed to disburse the weight of the medical gear over the entire body, therefore, decreasing the entire weight load from exerting pressure over the lumbar and thoracic spinal locations. Additionally, by disbursing the pay-load or weight over the entire body, the military medic will be able to maneuver and combat with more accuracy and precision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Billy Zachery Earley
  • Publication number: 20110088135
    Abstract: A convertible garment that is reconfigurable from a garment to a neck pillow. The neck pillow may be generally U-shaped to fit about the neck of a wearer. The garment may include a pocket generally corresponding in shape to desired shape of the neck pillow. The pocket is of sufficient size to receive the remainder of the garment so that the remainder of the garment can be inserted into the pocket. The pocket may be sized so that the remainder of the garment substantially fills the pocket, thereby providing a relatively firm neck pillow capable of providing the desired level of neck support. The pocket may have a closure, such as a zipper, to retain the remainder of the garment in the pocket. The garment may be a jacket with the pocket located in the lower back that opens to the inside of the garment. The pocket may be manufactured from or lined with a soft material, such as a brushed tricot or a fleece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Snyder, Mitchell S. Zapp, William K. Inman
  • Patent number: 7926123
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Joel Walburg
  • Publication number: 20110072558
    Abstract: A method for bonding supplemental materials of various shapes to a base textile comprises printing an adhesive material, such as a thermoplastic ink, onto a backing sheet, such as a paper backing. The thermoplastic ink may be printed onto the paper backing using a print head, silk screen, gravure, or any other appropriate printing device capable of printing the ink onto the backing sheet in a desired shape and with a desired thickness. The adhesive material is generally printed in substantially the same shape as the perimeter of the supplemental material to be bonded to the base textile. After the thermoplastic ink is printed onto the backing sheet, the thermoplastic ink is transferred to the base fabric using a bonding process. The backing sheet is then peeled away, and the supplemental material is then bonded to the exposed adhesive material on the base fabric using a subsequent bonding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Berns
  • Publication number: 20110072556
    Abstract: An expandable pocket is described. In one or more implementations, a pocket is comprised of a front panel attached to a back panel. The front panel is configured to expand. Additionally, the front panel is configured to substantially maintain alignment of a portion of a stripe disposed on the front panel with a portion of the stripe disposed on the back panel. The front panel is configured to maintain this alignment when the front panel is expanded and when the front panel is not expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: MunHui Diane Bang
  • Publication number: 20110067169
    Abstract: An attachable and detachable cover for a pocket having an inner area. The cover may include a first portion disposed external to the pocket, generally conforming to a contour of the pocket, and removably secured to the pocket. The first portion may include a decorative element. In addition, the decorative cover may include a second portion disposed within the inner area of the pocket. The second portion may cause the cover to be retained by the pocket. Further, the cover may include a third portion connecting the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Joyce Brenda Compton, Jill Brenda Compton
  • Patent number: 7908675
    Abstract: A multi-pocket assembly attachable to a garment and more particularly to a multipocket system for pants that allows easy access even when a user is in a seated position. One embodiment provides has a first pocket structure having an interior access opening with means for closing the top and at least one vertical side. Additional pockets can be added on top of the first pocket. Additional features that can be added to the invention include reflective tape, securable flaps, zippers, pleats, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Steven J Robinson
  • Publication number: 20110061146
    Abstract: For uniformed personnel a shirt and pants Class A dress uniform having one or more Class B work uniform type of structural features which render it more functional, more comfortable and more attractive. More specifically, this new uniform includes a shirttail retainer, a microphone sling and an internal hidden and secure cargo pocket on each leg or combinations of one or more of these features. The shirttail retainer utilizes spaced apart silicone rubber friction strips on the outer surface near the waist which cooperate with a friction strip on the inner surface of the pants waistband. The microphone sling hangs from a button on the shoulder hidden beneath the shoulder epaulet. The internal cargo pocket is on the inner surface of the outer leg wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Roy J. Spiewak, Michael I. SPIEWAK, Sol N. JACOBS
  • Patent number: 7886368
    Abstract: A garment apparatus adapted and configured to have the functionality of a backpack that includes at least one pocket fixedly attached to each of an anterior portion and a posterior portion. The at least one pocket on the posterior portion covers a surface area of the posterior portion in an amount of about one percent up to fifty percent of the surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Tony Hood
  • Publication number: 20110010816
    Abstract: The Baby Carry All Smock provides a specially designed bib style apron boasting a variety of oversized, large pockets, pouch style in which a wide array of baby goods can be easily stored and readily accessed, without falling out. Oversized, deep pockets are positioned on each hip of the garment, enabling the user to store and access such items as a baby monitor, wipes, diapers or small toys, baby bottles, teething rings or other infant accessories. Use of the stretch stitching allows the pockets to expand and hold tight so items do not fall out easily when bending down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Cheryl Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110010818
    Abstract: A garment apparatus adapted and configured to have the functionality of a backpack that includes at least one pocket fixedly attached to each of an anterior portion and a posterior portion. The at least one pocket on the posterior portion covers a surface area of the posterior portion in an amount of about one percent up to fifty percent of the surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Tony Hood
  • Publication number: 20110010821
    Abstract: A convertible shirt having a sleeveless base and a sleeved half-shirt configured to couple to the sleeveless base is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a convertible shirt includes a sleeveless base, a sleeved half shirt configured to couple inconspicuously to the sleeveless base, and a multiplicity of fasteners to couple to the sleeved half shirt to the sleeveless base. In at least one alternative embodiment a two-piece convertible Western shirt includes a sleeveless base, the sleeveless base having a flared, pointed collar, a button-up front, and at least a pair of pockets on a front side of the sleeveless base, a sleeved half shirt configured to couple inconspicuously to the sleeveless base, the sleeved half shirt having a Western adornment, and a multiplicity of fasteners configured to couple to the sleeved half shirt to the sleeveless base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Anita R. Young
  • Publication number: 20110004971
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combination hood and scarf garment developed to maintain the wearer's full front body, upper back, shoulders, full neck, ears, full head, and face insulated from the cold weather. This garment is designed with a long scarf whose strips of fabric can be fastened together with buttons to provide full coverage of the wearer's body, much like a blanket. The flexibility of the design allows the wearer to unfasten the strips of fabric and use them as a scarf to insulate the neck and shoulders. Designed without a full back and any sleeves allows this garment to be folded flat and compact enough to fit inside a conventional purse or handbag when not in use. The hood is designed with special curvatures that coincide with the shape of the wearer's head and neck so as to minimize any folding or wrinkling of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Farida Benderradji
  • Patent number: 7867058
    Abstract: A sports bra having an integral storage integral pouch disposed within the cleavage portion is disclosed. The integral integral pouch is formed by a top opening between two ply of the multi-ply material that the sports bra is comprised of and first and second edges that are formed within the multi-ply material. The multi-ply material is laminated together and has universal elasticity to provide support for the wearer as well as the necessary tension to hold an object stored in the integral pouch in place. The first and second edges are formed by sewing and the distance between the first and second edges is selected to be slightly less than the width of an object to be stored within the integral pouch. In addition, the top opening may be such that the length of the top opening is slightly less than the distance between the first and second edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Nancy-Jane Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20110000009
    Abstract: A protective suit is disclosed which comprises an external pocket that is adapted to receive and releasably retain at least one decontamination product, such as a wipe in a sealed envelope, and to avoid collecting any liquid such as a wash liquid that may be used to decontaminate the suit. The external pocket is configured such that the opening of the pocket is pointing directly down, or at an angle that is less than about horizontal, when the person wearing the suit stands on a generally horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: E. Alan Culpepper, Mary L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20100325769
    Abstract: A condom-incorporated garment and a method of interactive advertisement using the garment to promote a marketing, educational or social agenda, where the condom-incorporated garment has a piece of garment with pocket, a colored condom in a sealed package placed in the pocket. The color condom is shown through a window and overlays on top of a graphical or textual message. The graphical or textual message can be highlighted by the color condom. Alternatively, the graphical or textual message can be hidden from plain view by the color condom. The pocket and the color condom are part of the overall graphic design of the garment, allowing the wearer or a third party to remove the condom, thus transpiring a different message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Katy Tseng
  • Publication number: 20100319108
    Abstract: A pocket in the shape of a glove made of fabric and intended to be sewn inside the front panel of a garment such as jeans, trousers, shorts and/or skirts, particularly useful to allow the wearer of the garment to place their hand inside the pocket and use their gloved fingers to touch, scratch and/or adjust their genitals comfortably while concealed from view by casual observers within close proximity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen D. King
  • Patent number: 7854021
    Abstract: An attachable and detachable cover for a pocket having an inner area. The cover may include a first portion disposed external to the pocket, generally conforming to a contour of the pocket, and removably secured to the pocket. The first portion may include a decorative element. In addition, the decorative cover may include a second portion disposed within the inner area of the pocket. The second portion may cause the cover to be retained by the pocket. Further, the cover may include a third portion connecting the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: J. Bren & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joyce Brenda Compton, Jill Brenda Compton
  • Patent number: 7854020
    Abstract: Safety drain holding systems are disclosed. According to one aspect, a system can include a medical support garment comprising a medical container holder having first and second ends and at least one pocket. The pocket is adapted to support at least one container for storing bodily fluid output from a patient to the container. The medical support garment comprises a belt including first and second ends adapted for releasable attachment to the first and second ends, respectively, of the medical container holder such that the pocket is held adjacent to the waist of the patient when the first and second ends of the belt are attached to the first and second ends, respectively, of the medical container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Patricia Anne Ehrlickman
  • Publication number: 20100313329
    Abstract: The invention provides a generally X-shaped utility garment comprising two main straps that form an ‘X-shape’ on a wearer's back and a cross-strap above the X shape to stabilize the garment on the wearer's body. The garment, referred to herein as a strapvest, provides a plurality of pockets and/or receptacles for carrying items the wearer needs to access easily. Its receptacles can be detachable, and a user can select which receptacles to have on the strapvest according to the wearer's immediate needs. It can be adjustable in size to fit a wide range of wearers, and can be adapted to carry many different types of items that are needed for work or recreation, by a combination of built-in pockets and other built-in carriers and optional modular receptacles that can be detachably mounted on the straps of the strapvest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Larry HAYNES
  • Publication number: 20100306899
    Abstract: A jacket having two sleeves and at least one outside breast pocket further having a cuff-less sleeve end consisting of a hemmed finish; a cuff-less waist consisting of a hemmed finish; and an inside breast pocket inside the jacket sharing the same outline as the outside breast pocket, whereby the jacket provides a fitted and shorter fit around the sleeves and waistband without the use of a cuff fastening means, and whereby securing means securing the inside pocket are not visible on the outside of the jacket because they share the same outline. A method of making the jacket of the present invention has the steps of removing the sleeves cuffs from the sleeve ends; hemming the sleeve ends; removing the waistband cuff from the jacket waist; and hemming the waist, whereby the sleeves are shorter and fitted without the use of securing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Earle Kolb