Reinforced Patents (Class 2/248)
  • Patent number: 10244841
    Abstract: A structure of a hand-carrying portion provides a method for excellent durability to use a bag for years. According to the present invention, a hand-carrying portion (14) attached to a bag main body (12) includes an outer side hand-carrying member (50) and an inner side hand-carrying member (70) overlapped to an inner side of the outer side hand-carrying member in a hand-carrying region (A1); ends of the inner side hand-carrying member are attached to an outer surface of the bag main body; and the outer side hand-carrying member has one and another ends attached to an outer side of the bag main body with an appropriate interval between attachment portions (72, 74), which the inner side hand-carrying member attached to the bag main body, in an extended region extended in a bottom direction of the bag main body from a region overlapped with the inner side hand-carrying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HAYASHIGO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaoru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9775392
    Abstract: An innerwear system combines a form fitting article of clothing, worn as a layer, typically below a presentation layer of street clothing or conventional clothing. The innerwear article of clothing is provided with a pocket having two opposing and overlapping pockets as the containment portion and cover portion, respectively. The smaller (inverted, cover) pocket overlaps the upper portion of the lower (upright, main) pocket or containment portion. Fingers of a user may reach under the cover, engage the edge of the containment, and open a “mouth” to insert securely an object such as a phone, insulin pump system, personal article, or the like. A stabilized access port out through the cover or inward through the clothing article may pass a line from the contained object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: POCKET INNERWEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholle Peterson, Katie McGee Larsen, Laurel Kay Bloomfield
  • Patent number: 9271532
    Abstract: A garment has a pocket with an opening located at the waistband of the garment. A strap includes a stretchy membrane and at least one of the opposite ends of the strap extends into openings in the garment to form a horizontal pocket opening. The strap may be made of an elastic material. A fabric can conceal part of the strap and may surround or be attached to the strap. The pocket lining has front and rear walls attached together, with top horizontal portions of the front and rear wall attached behind an exposed portion of the strap. The walls of the pocket lining may be attached to two join seams of the garment. Stretching the strap outwards will open the pocket thus accessing belongings stored therein. When the pocket is closed, the elastic material of the strap provides stretch and recoil, securing any belongings safely inside the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Cole
  • Patent number: 9079050
    Abstract: A highly flexible, flame-resistant, multi-layer glove, including a knitted, flame-resistant inner liner, a moisture barrier layer, a heat-activated glove-shaped web-adhesive disposed between the inner liner and moisture barrier layer, and a flame-resistant shell disposed over the moisture barrier layer, and methods for manufacturing, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: Pablo Ignacio Bedetti, Lee Khommanyvong, Louis Orotelli
  • Publication number: 20140352024
    Abstract: A system and method for reinforcement helps reinforce a pocket at the seams and edges with panels, stitches, and folds. The system helps reinforce a pocket at the seams and edges, such that abrasive forces on the pocket are alleviated. The reinforcement comprises an addition of multiple layers of material and fabric that overlay the pocket at sections of the pocket where engagement and movement most often occur. The system uses unique reinforcement panels that overlay the original panel that forms the pocket. The reinforcement panel is of different material than the panel. The reinforcement panel overlays the panel at the open end, where abrasive movement occurs for accessing the interior of the pocket, and also overlays a closed end, where items accumulate inside the pocket. The system utilizes a secondary pocket inside the pocket, along with a zipper and a loop for enhanced usability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Takayuki Echigoya
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8839464
    Abstract: A garment pocket configured to carry, in a concealed and readily-accessible state, a handgun or other object is disclosed. The garment pocket has a receiving zone where the handgun or other object can be carried. The relative position of the receiving zone can be adjusted for the comfort of the wearer or to increase the concealment of the handgun or object in the receiving zone. In addition, a guard can be positioned on the outer surface of the pocket to prevent objects outside of the pocket from protruding into the receiving zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: CCW Breakaways LLC
    Inventor: Jay French
  • Patent number: 8789734
    Abstract: A carry bag may include a container portion and a strap portion. The container portion defines an interior compartment for containing objects, and the strap portion extends from the container portion. At least one of the container portion and the strap portion include (a) a base element formed from a two-dimensional material and (b) a strand formed from a one-dimensional material. The strand lies adjacent to and substantially parallel to a surface of the base element for a distance of at least five centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Christopher M. Helmsworth
  • Publication number: 20140165268
    Abstract: A novel reinforcement system for maximizing tensile strength and modulus of elasticity per ply for composite systems has one or more pockets with a first pocket edge, a second pocket edge, a pocket front surface, and a pocket rear surface. The pocket front surface and the pocket rear surface each have a pocket cross-stitch that perpendicularly traverses the pocket. The pocket traverses the fabric parallel and adjacent to the first fabric edge and the second fabric edge in a warp, or 0 degree, or x-axis direction. The pockets contain one or more fiber tows with a plurality of filaments in a stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: James J. Butler
  • Patent number: 8590063
    Abstract: An energy absorbing pad having a pouch that contains tubes that may be filled with flexible materials is described. The energy absorbing pad is worn as a part of an athletic wear garment so that it protects the wearer from injury due to impacts in contact sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Richard P Aulenbach
  • Patent number: 8418268
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Global Trademarks, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Waldman, Claudia Fua
  • Patent number: 8276213
    Abstract: A venting apparatus with a no-catch mechanism and a method of manufacture of the apparatus are described. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a fastening device, a venting mechanism wherein the venting mechanism further comprises an opening, a mesh arrangement, and a no-catch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The North Face Apparel Corp.
    Inventor: Kathryn Maurer
  • Patent number: 8117673
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include two clamp frames, two frame bodies, two lenses respectively received in the receiving slots of the frame bodies, pressing devices for pressing the first arm and the second arm to close, and a head strap. Each clamp frame defines a passageway, and has an assembling portion on an inward side thereof. A first arm and a second arm respectively extend from the clamp frame and opposite to the assembling portion. A slit is defined between joint surfaces of the first arm and the second arm and is located adjacent a user's temple when being worn. A stem extends from an end of the first arm/the second arm. An engaging portion is formed at an end of the stem. The frame bodies are respectively assembled on the passageways of the clamp frames. A receiving slot is defined in an inner surface of each frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 8087095
    Abstract: Sports garment (10), especially a cyclist jersey, of the type comprising a vest (12) intended to be in contact with the sportsman's torso and equipped with at least one pocket (14), means (16) being provided for supporting said at least one pocket (14), extended between at least one part thereof and an area of the sports garment positioned substantially at the shoulders of the sportsman who is wearing said garment (10), thus substantially transforming said pocket (14) into a pack-saddle, i.e. into a shoulder bag associated with the said garment (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: ASSOS of Switzerland S.A.
    Inventor: Roger Maier
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7886902
    Abstract: A magnetically fastened storage pocket for a storage container such as a golf bag. A fabric pocket provides overlapping pocket panels that are arranged to accommodate one-handed opening/closing operations. A fastener assembly includes mating magnetic pieces. Resilient stay member(s) having shape retaining properties and fittings and/or elastic members define and resiliently maintain the pocket shape and align the pocket and magnet pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Dynamic Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Cimini, Michael Fox
  • Publication number: 20100212062
    Abstract: A firefighter jacket that comprises a torso-covering portion and a pair of sleeves, wherein at least one pocket is positioned on the torso-covering portion. The pockets comprise an interior chamber and an opening to the interior chamber. The interior chamber has a width and a depth that varies along the width. The opening to the interior chamber is of a width that is less than the width of the interior chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: SPERIAN PROTECTIVE APPAREL, LTD.
    Inventors: Catherine SEGUIN, Anthony DI GIOVANNI, Claude BARBEAU
  • Patent number: 6189153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pocket liner comprising a pouch dimensioned to fit within a pocket constituting an integral part of an article, the pouch being formed of a material which is flexible and resistant to abrasion and perforation and may be provided with attachment means which may comprise clasps or belt loops or stiffening means in the vicinity of the pouch opening. The pocket liner is detachable and affords protection to a pocket from heavy usage and sharp edged objects, for example pipes (tobacco), heavy keys and golf tees, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Margaret Elizabeth Diamond
  • Patent number: 6000064
    Abstract: A garment pocket reinforcement including a trapezoidally shaped insert having a bottom edge, a substantially straight side edge, a sloped side edge, a first shoulder edge, a second shoulder edge and a semi circular transitional edge. The first shoulder edge and the second shoulder edge of the insert are respectively sewn to a right shoulder seam and a left shoulder seam of a shirt. The bottom edge of the insert is sewn to the back side of a pocket disposed on the shirt. The insert further includes a transitional band of material which is used to attach the semi-circular transitional edge of the insert to a collar of the shirt along the front half of the neck line. The shoulders of the shirt also include small arches which are taking up on both front and back sides of both the right and left shoulder seems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Jerry M. Alcone
    Inventors: Jerry M. Alcone, Iris Faye Redfern
  • Patent number: 5946732
    Abstract: This invention provides a useful system for attaching and detaching an external pad to fabric. The pad serves as a base for attaching accessories like pockets, ribbons, straps, decorative patches, labels, etc. The attachment solves problems with previous portable pockets; namely, limited useful life of adhesives and having to permanently attach one member of the VELCRO pair (either hooks or loops) to the apparel and associated problems of snagging when laundering such. The solution presented provides a light weight, flexible system which is unobtrusive to the user and economical to produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Jeffrey Henry Richards
  • Patent number: 5809576
    Abstract: An iron on pocket for a shirt and other articles of clothing including a piece of flexible screen mesh material in the shape of a pocket and having a mesh size sufficiently large to permit viewing of the pattern and coloring of the clothing material and for easy water drainage and drying when used for a swimwear garment pocket. A separate strip of fabric may be attached centrally along the top margin of the pocket to define an eyeglass stem receiving loop for retaining a pair of eyeglasses. An alternate embodiment utilizes two part hook and loop material such as VELCRO for attachment of the pocket to other substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: J. Terese Martin
    Inventors: Diana M. Huston, J. Terese Martin
  • Patent number: 5771496
    Abstract: A repair patch for worn or damaged garment pockets in accordance with this invention comprises a pocket-like member corresponding substantially in size and configuration to the lowermost portion of a pocket to be repaired. Substantially the entire outer surfaces of the repair patch contains a heat sensitive glue capable of being activated at such time as the patch has been inserted into the lowermost portion of the pocket to be repaired. The heat sensitive glue, when activated by heat and pressure applied from the exterior of the pocket, serves to retain the patch securely in position within the lowermost portion of the pocket. Significantly, the patch has an interiorly-turned seam, which seam is reinforced by the glue that had been applied to the exterior surfaces of the patch. The glue-reinforced seam is disposed along an interior outer edge of the patch, such positioning of the seam having been achieved by turning the patch inside out after the seam had been created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: Donald G. Wood
  • Patent number: 5727293
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for continuous crimping of a thermoplastic material thread. According to the method, a transporting medium is pressurized, the transporting medium is heated, and a thread is transported, with the transporting medium, though a conveyor duct and out of an outlet opening of the conveyor duct at a transporting speed. The thread is transported from the outlet opening of the conveyor duct to an inlet opening of a stuffer box. The thread is compressed into a plug in the stuffer box by decelerating the thread. The plug is transported from an outlet opening of the stuffer box at a plug speed that is lower than the transporting speed such that the plug is cooled and opened to form a texturized and tensioned thread. At least one parameter of the plug is measured. The at least one measured parameter is compared with a target value of the at least one measured parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventor: Eugen Weder
  • Patent number: 5720050
    Abstract: The variable-capacity pocket comprises an external covering element adapted to be applied at a recess provided on a surface and joined, along one edge, to the surface, on the inner side thereof, by means of a border element that can extend so as to allow the movement of the covering element between a position that lies inside the recess and an external position for extraction from the recess. An internal lining is applied to the surface to the rear of the covering element, so as to form, with respect to the covering element, a cavity that can be accessed through at least one opening of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventor: Bruno Gioli
  • Patent number: 5608916
    Abstract: An inserted pocket system for use with a waterproof garment having a face fabric is provided and includes a waterproof bag-shaped pocket insert having a waterproof bag, an inner pocket part located at the backing of the garment face fabric and an outer pocket part which projects from an insertion opening and a pocket flap which covers the insertion opening. The pocket system is installed within the garment in such a way as to keep contents within the pocket free from moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventor: Hans Aumann
  • Patent number: 5502515
    Abstract: A diving mask comprising: a supporting member arranged for sealing engagement with the face of the user; a lens means mounted in said supporting member, said supporting member being dimensioned, so that the lens means is positioned near the eyes of the user with a portion of the nose extending forwardly of the lens means to provide a low profile, low internal volume mask; and said lens means being substantially spherical in configuration and having a single center of curvature, whereby the apparent magnification of images underwater is less than that observed through a conventional lens plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Inventor: Salvatore N. Sansalone
  • Patent number: 5156891
    Abstract: Resin-coated bottoms of pockets to provide extended life for the porous material. Coating one side of the pocket bottoms provides enhanced abrasion resistance and reduces seam slippage along the stitching on the pocket's bottom. The resin may include a polyurethane or a polyacrylate, with a polyester polyurethane combination finding particular utility. The resin fills many of the pores of material, but leaves others open. The open pores avoids perspiration and other moisture from adhering to the wearer's skin. Coloring the resin helps identify the resin's presence as well as providing an indication of origin for the garment or pocket itself. Typically, the only manufacturing of the pocket includes coating one side of the pocketing material with the uncured resin. The compound embedded on one side of the material then undergoes curing, generally through the application of heat, to form a coherent substance and open the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: OST Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Isoe, Franz Duy
  • Patent number: 5124190
    Abstract: Resin-coated bottoms of pockets to provide extended life for the porous material. Coating one side of the pocket bottoms provides enhanced abrasion resistance and reduces seam slippage along the stitching on the pocket's bottom. The resin may include a polyurethane or a polyacrylate, with a polyester polyurethane combination finding particular utility. The resin fills many of the pores of material, but leaves others open. The open pores avoids perspiration and other moisture from adhering to the wearer's skin. Coloring the resin helps identify the resin's presence as well as providing an indication of origin for the garment or pocket itself. Typically, the only manufacturing of the pocket includes coating one side of the pocketing material with the uncured resin. The compound embedded on one side of the material then undergoes curing, generally through the application of heat, to form a coherent substance and open the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: QST Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Isoe, Franz Duy
  • Patent number: 5072453
    Abstract: A body protection system includes a suspender-like cage unit which is worn by a user and which includes various releasably attaching elements thereon. Bulletproof plates are removably contained in pocket elements that are releasably attached to the cage unit at various locations to protect various and selected areas of the wearer's body while leaving other areas of the wearer's body unprotected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Inventor: Nathaniel Widder
  • Patent number: 4972524
    Abstract: An anti-pickpocket device for pockets of garments, and for trouser pockets in particular, designed to make it extremely difficult to steal objects, for example wallets, from pockets after cutting the outer fabric of the pocket by means, for example, of a knife. According to the invention, the anti-pickpocket device is composed of a metal lattice from which extend at least two connecting elements designed to be secured to different points of the internal fabric of the pocket in such a way that the lattice extends over most of the internal surface of the outer fabric of the pocket, so that it is disposed between the object contained in the pocket and the outer fabric of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Inventor: Karl Gasser