Article-retaining Feature Patents (Class 2/250)
  • Patent number: 10660378
    Abstract: A headset cord holder comprising: a body configured to be coupled to at least one article from the group of articles consisting of a bag and an item of clothing, wherein the body is either part of a closure mechanism configured to releasably couple a first portion of the at least one article to a second portion of the at least one article, part of a slideable item capable of being translated along the at least one article, or part of an ornamental accessory having an aesthetic characteristic unrelated to its functional structure; and a groove built into the body, wherein the groove is configured to receive and releasably secure a headset cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SNIK, LLC
    Inventor: Rob Honeycutt
  • Patent number: 10219551
    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: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sherrywear LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Goff
  • Patent number: 10213035
    Abstract: A dirty silverware retrieving device for eating establishments. The retrieving device has a front wall, first and second sidewalls, a rear wall, and a bottom wall. The front wall has a top edge. In a preferred embodiment, the front wall is convexly shaped and the top edge is curved upwardly. A tension arm is substantially parallel to the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Lina Maria Nasser
  • Patent number: 9936794
    Abstract: A wrench holder for holding and carrying a set of wrenches, each wrench having an elongated handle and an open jaw extending from the handle, comprises a frame having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. There is a spring coiled about the first side of the frame. The spring has coils which receive the handles of the wrenches. The second side of the frame engages the open jaws of the wrenches when the handles of the wrenches are received between the coils of the spring to restrict outward rotation of the wrenches relative to the wrench holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: William Rennie
  • Patent number: 9808036
    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: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sherrywear LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Goff
  • Patent number: 9723878
    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: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sherrywear LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Goff
  • Patent number: 9622704
    Abstract: A bra configured to provide coverage of a patient's breasts and easy deployment of at least one health parameter sensor coupled to the patient's breasts is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first cup of the bra is sized and shaped differently than a second cup of the bra so as to allow one or more sensors to contact exposed portions of the patient's breast left exposed by the first cup. In a further embodiment, the bra includes at least one pocket located on one or both cups of the bra, the at least one pocket configured to hold and secure at least one health parameter sensor configured to transmit health parameter signals to a monitoring device either via a wire or wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Sheryl Ross, Jennifer Dixon, Jeanne Cohen
  • Patent number: 9554601
    Abstract: A garment comprises a body having a waist area with a waist opening and a chest area with a head opening; sleeves extending from the body; a hood extending from the body about the head opening and having a face opening; and a waist opening closer on a lower portion of the waist area to retain opposite sides of the waist opening in contact so as to form a floor of a bag with the waist area of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: GamePlan Gear LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. Arajakis
  • Patent number: 9358438
    Abstract: A golf tee bag device includes a main body constructed from a single piece of fabric material having a front surface, a back surface and a plurality of edges. The device includes a main pocket area, an elongated horizontal tee pocket, a pair of vertical tee pockets, a marker engagement unit, and a pair of connectors for engaging the back surface of the main body in order to attach the device to a belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Michael VanNatten, Janet VanNatten
  • Patent number: 9192835
    Abstract: A device for retrieving and securing golf tees and ball marks while providing several modes of motion of the secured ball mark employs a frame having paired magnets oppositely positioned within a circular securing surface, and resilient tubes for frictionally engaging tees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: J. Thomas Goserud
  • Patent number: 9161581
    Abstract: A garment having an outer shell with a pocket having a height below a top opening to the pocket and a width between pocket sides. An extender has opposite sides secured to the shell whereby the extender is adjacent the pocket opening, and the extender opposite sides are substantially aligned with the pocket sides. A first releasable connection is above the pocket opening between the extender and the shell. When connected, the extender is adjacent the shell at the first releasable connection holds. When released, the extender and shell define an opening substantially aligned with the pocket top opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ruth Anne Huckabee, David Huckabee
  • Patent number: 9003571
    Abstract: The present invention features a panties system with built-in storage covers for sanitary pad. The panties include an elastic waistband, a front panel and a back panel, a crotch panel to cover the genital area, a pair of leg openings. The crotch panel has a first crotch cover and a second crotch cover. The covers are adjacent to each other and sewed to the leg openings. The covers have optional elastic edges to hold sanitary pads on position securely between the crotch panel and crotch covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Sonya D. Lewis-Williams
  • 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: 8950639
    Abstract: A pencil or pen holder pocket liner having a replaceable main body that is impervious to ink and is fitted with a customizable front portion that hangs outside the pocket and joins with the replaceable pocket liner by means of a slide tab that inserts into a slot in the replaceable pocket liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sandra B Moss
  • Patent number: 8898817
    Abstract: An interchangeable patch device including a base portion having a rear side entirely covered with an adhesive that is attached to an item, such as clothing, and an indicia-bearing top portion removably attached to the base portion via a first zipper track continuously disposed along a base perimeter which releasably interlocks with a second zipper track disposed along a perimeter of the top portion. An internal cavity defined by a bottom side of top portion, a top portion wall, the second zipper track, and the base portion front side is provided to store small objects therein, such as a cellular phone, business cards, and pens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Yannik Morales, Jennifer Morales
  • Patent number: 8856970
    Abstract: A pocket for a garment is disclosed. The pocket comprises a first layer and a second layer, which is attached to the first layer to form a partially enclosed space. The partially enclosed space comprises a region defined by a first line corresponding substantially to a line of flexion of a hip joint of a wearer of the garment and a second line corresponding substantially to a centerline of a thigh of a wearer of the garment. The region is configured and disposed to substantially conceal an object stored in the region from a person viewing the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: CCW Breakaways LLC
    Inventor: Jay French
  • Publication number: 20140274475
    Abstract: A golf ball marker holder includes a pocket adapted to receive a disc with a diameter of between about ? inch and 1 inch, a first magnetic disc in the pocket, and a second magnetic disc magnetically attached to the first magnetic disc with a portion of the pocket material therebetween. The golf ball holder may further include a ball marker disc magnetically attached to the second magnetic disc. The pocket may be provided in an article of clothing, or is anything that a golfer wears or carries while playing golf. The article of clothing may be a jacket, cap, visor, shirt, skirt, shorts, slacks, sweater, shoes, wrist band, or head band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen R. Little
  • Publication number: 20140259297
    Abstract: The invention relates to pockets for a garment, and methods for manufacturing same. An example pocket includes an opening with a pocket bag extending from the opening within an inner portion of the garment, the pocket bag including an inner material portion and an outer material portion with connecting means fixedly connecting a first region of the inner material portion and a first region of the outer material portion to divide the pocket bag into a first compartment and a second compartment, the connecting means extending substantially upwards from a bottom portion of the pocket bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
  • 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: 8806666
    Abstract: The technology disclosed is a device and a method which allows one to temporarily store an object on one's person or otherwise which is non-disruptive to a person's present habits. The device is a pocket which remains open at the top, but has an extra fabric lining with has a higher frictional resistance than the pocket liner or material used to construct the garment, in general.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Brett D'Alessandro
  • Patent number: 8756717
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hoodykoo, LLC
    Inventor: David Michael Claeys
  • Publication number: 20140165269
    Abstract: A flexible computing fabric and a method of forming thereof. The flexible computing fabric includes an electronic substrate including one or more channels and including at least two ends. At least one computational element is mounted on the electronic substrate between the two ends and at least one functional element is mounted on the electronic substrate between the two ends. The channels form an interconnect between the elements. In addition, the electronic substrate is flexible and exhibits a flexural modulus in the range of 0.1 GPa to 30 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: ALEKSANDAR ALEKSOV, RAVINDRANATH V. MAHAJAN, SAIRAM AGRAHARAM, IAN A. YOUNG, JOHN C. JOHNSON, DEBENDRA MALLIK, JOHN S. GUZEK
  • Patent number: 8732867
    Abstract: A bag for a pant pocket according to the present invention further includes an intermediate pocket that is disposed between the first sheet and the second sheet, with the edge attached throughout the entire section to the second sheet and has at least two or more internal inlets formed in the shape of a through-hole though both sides so that going in and out of an internal space formed by the attachment is possible, in which an internal pocket separate line for attaching the second sheet and the intermediate sheet in the structure of separating the areas including two or more internal inlets, respectively is provided, the edge except the partial section of the first sheet is attached to the intermediate sheet to form the main inlet, and the receiving spaces are more easily used by providing at least two or more separate specific internal pocket spaces in one pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Kang Rai Cho
  • Patent number: 8607363
    Abstract: A user object securing assembly for securing a user manipulative object such as user interface at a user-accessible area of a user-wearable garment. The assembly includes a flap having a first edge for joining to the user-accessible area of the garment to form a generally horizontal hinge line, and a second, opposite, edge which may be free. A user object securing device is connected to the flap between those edges, the flap being swingable about the hinge line between a closed position wherein the flap lies against the garment and an open position wherein the flap extends away from the garment with the securing device facing upward. A fastening device releasably fastens the flap in its closed position. The user manipulative object may include a user interface such as a cell phone or the like, as well as other such objects including a billfold, wallet, credit card holder, coin carrier and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jeremiah D. Klann
  • Publication number: 20130269086
    Abstract: A pocket for a garment is disclosed. The pocket comprises a first layer and a second layer, which is attached to the first layer to form a partially enclosed space. The partially enclosed space comprises a region defined by a first line corresponding substantially to a line of flexion of a hip joint of a wearer of the garment and a second line corresponding substantially to a centerline of a thigh of a wearer of the garment. The region is configured and disposed to substantially conceal an object stored in the region from a person viewing the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jay FRENCH
  • Publication number: 20130239298
    Abstract: A garment for securely holding personal items at a location adjacent an armhole including pocket structures located below one or both armholes of the garment and/or pocket structures located along the shoulder of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: SCOTT E. JORDAN, Jorge J. Pereira
  • Patent number: 8522367
    Abstract: A pocket for a garment is disclosed. The pocket comprises a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion to form a partially-enclosed space. The partially-enclosed space comprises a region defined by (1) a first line corresponding substantially to a line of flexion of a hip joint of a wearer of the garment, (2) a second line corresponding substantially to a centerline of a thigh of a wearer of the garment, and (3) a third line corresponding approximately to an inseam of a wearer of the garment. The region is configured and disposed to substantially conceal an object (e.g., a handgun magazine) retained in the region from a person viewing the garment. The pocket further comprises a retaining device disposed in the region. The retaining device is configured and disposed to hold the object in a fixed position in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: CCW Breakaways LLC
    Inventors: Jay French, Jared M. French
  • Patent number: 8484765
    Abstract: A pocket for a garment is disclosed. The pocket comprises a first layer and a second layer, which is attached to the first layer to form a partially enclosed space. The partially enclosed space comprises a region defined by (1) a first line corresponding substantially to a line of flexion of a hip joint of a wearer of the garment and (2) a second line corresponding substantially to a centerline of a thigh of a wearer of the garment. The region is configured and disposed to substantially conceal an object stored in the region from a person viewing the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: CCW Breakaways LLC
    Inventor: Jay French
  • Patent number: 8434163
    Abstract: The present invention features a therapy vest system for providing targeted heat or cold application to a person. In some embodiments, the vest of the vest system comprises a first shoulder pocket secured over a first shoulder region of the vest, and also a second shoulder pocket secured over a second shoulder region of the vest. In some embodiments, the vest further comprises a first side pocket secured to a first rib side region of the vest and also a second side pocket secured to a second rib side region of the vest. In some embodiments, the vest system further comprise extremity tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Carmen L. Nudo
  • Patent number: 8332967
    Abstract: Apparel for the concealment of articles. Presented is a shirt that allows fast and safe retrieval of a concealed weapon. The shirt can have multiple access points to allow the wearer to retrieve weapons holstered in a shoulder type rig, against the waistband (“AWB”) holster, or a “belly-band” type holster. The shirt comprises a shell substantially in the shape of a shirt and an inner panel substantially lining at least a portion of the interior portion of the shell. The shell defines at least one access port configured to be selectively opened or closed to enable selective access to an interior portion of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Concealed Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence K. Echikson
  • Patent number: 8307465
    Abstract: A garment pocket configured to carry, in a concealed and readily-accessible state, a handgun or other object is disclosed. The garment pocket is configured to be folded to yield and maintain at least one additional configuration. The garment pocket can be folded to assume and maintain either a first folded configuration, or a second folded configuration. The garment pocket in the first folded configuration is suitable for carrying, in an ergonomic position, a handgun having, for example, a medium-to-long barrel portion, whereas the garment pocket in the second folded configuration is suitable for carrying, in an ergonomic position, a handgun having, for example, a relatively short barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: CCW Breakaways LLC
    Inventors: Jay French, Jared M. French
  • Patent number: 8209772
    Abstract: The teacher's strategies tool apron of the present invention provides easy access and organization to the tools needed to enhance any instructional segment and promote student retention in PreK to 8th grade. The “tools of the trade” are located in the appropriately matched pockets of the apron, paired with researched best practices education strategies. Together they maximize the attention and involvement of the learning audience while simultaneously giving easy access and organization to the tools themselves to the presenter. The pockets have a signifying visual cue logo identifying the purpose of the tool that goes into that pocket and create a memory map for the presenter. When worn by the presenter the aprons bring the focus of the presentation's participants to its wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Mildred L. Curry
  • Publication number: 20120060260
    Abstract: A pocketed garment dimensioned to cover at least a portion of a torso of a person. According to one embodiment, the garment is a shirt, and a pocket is positioned on the rear exterior of the shirt. The pocket includes a first opening for insertion of a portable entertainment device into the pocket. The pocket also includes a second opening through which headphone wires, connected to the portable entertainment device, may be passed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Edmund T. Kochling
  • Patent number: 8082687
    Abstract: An article, such as a towel, having an opening to secure a twirling mechanism thereto. The twirling mechanism having a handle extending from a bottom portion thereof and having a mechanism to permit rotating of the handle with respect to the fabric-article, such that the fabric article is capable of twirling around the twirling mechanism. The twirling mechanism may in other embodiments include noise maker when the handle is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Cohen
  • Publication number: 20110283437
    Abstract: The art disclosed here is about a lifted edge hood and a hood garment. The lifted edge hood disclosed here includes a hood and a pad element on the inner surface of the upper area of the hood, wherein the pad element is adapted to prop up the front edge of the hood when the hood is worn on a person's head. The garment disclosed here comprises a garment, a hood on the garment, and a pad element on the inner surface of the upper area of the hood, wherein the pad mechanism is adapted to prop up the front edge of the hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Ziyong Li
  • Publication number: 20110277206
    Abstract: Global Positioning System (GPS) optimizing garments and methods for performing athletic training using a GPS signal optimizing garment are described. The garment may have a three-dimensional pocket positioned to promote a GPS receiver obtaining an optimal GPS signal. The pocket may also be positioned on the garment to prevent interference with the movement of the wearer of the garment. The garment may also include heart rate monitor tabs for retaining a heart rate monitor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: SUSAN L. SOKOLOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20110247127
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains generally to exercise clothing, and more specifically, to weighted exercise pants. A weighted exercise pants system is disclosed employing weighted leg panels joined by a stretch fabric central expansion section. The weight pocket systems employ a plurality of weight sleeves capable of removably receiving one or more weights. The weighted exercise pants of the present disclosure can be used for strengthening muscles in a manner specific to the way the muscles are used in a particular sport, for other types of exercise, or for strength development, speed training, over-speed training and plyometric training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: George Pou, Julie Pou
  • Publication number: 20110219510
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides for exercise attire that includes removable joint pads insertable at knee portions for a pair of exercise attire or at elbow portions if the article is an exercise shirt. Advantageously, the claimed embodiments provide for comfort at the joints when certain types of exercise, such as yoga, are performed. Specifically, exercise that involves being on one's knees or contact of elbows to the floor. Since the removable joint pads are removable, the associated exercise attire can easily be laundered without damaging the removable joint pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: THOMAS NUZZO
  • Publication number: 20110219520
    Abstract: The new features that my invention consist of on biker shorts is a (7?/13?) inside support hip pocket that will allow a (4?/10?) ice or heat pack be inserted on the left or right hip inside the biker shorts, that will be fasten by a 4½?/?? Velcro strap. With this added dimension to biker shorts will give an individual an option to apply an ice or heat pack at their convenience or in the comfort of their home, work, gym etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Edward J. Roland
  • 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: 20110047669
    Abstract: In an exemplary athletic apparel system of the present disclosure, the system comprises a jersey comprising a first securing portion and at least one removable patch, the at least one removable patch configured to be removably coupled to the first securing portion of the jersey.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Chad Carr
  • Publication number: 20110041229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparel for use in a cold environment comprising: at least one pocket within the inner surface, where said at least one pocket includes a compartment for inserting a heating packet, where said compartment allows for adequate flow of oxygen to activate the heating packet. The compartment may include a mesh compartment. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparel for use in a cold environment may include: a plurality of pockets within the inner surface, where each pocket includes a mesh compartment, where said mesh compartment allows for adequate flow of oxygen to activate the heating packet; and at least one heating packet, where each heating packet is inserted in the mesh compartment of at least one of the pockets to provide thermal heat to the wearer. The apparel may include a glove, a mitten, a sweater, a jacket, a pair of pants, socks or shoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Niemi, Scott Jenz
  • Publication number: 20110041231
    Abstract: The present invention describes a garment for use by post-operative patients. In one aspect of the garment, the invention provides a mechanism for securing post-operative drainage systems used to collect fluids generated in the body as a result of surgery. Another embodiment of the invention comprises a garment used for breast cancer patients who have undergone a single or double mastectomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: LBC Post-op Top
    Inventors: LESA BEHRENS, CRISTI ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20110030126
    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: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Jay FRENCH
  • Publication number: 20110021113
    Abstract: A mastectomy swim shirt is provided that is suitable to be worn by a mastectomy patient. In one embodiment, the mastectomy swim shirt includes a shirt body having a material. The material includes an ultraviolet protection factor rating. The mastectomy swim shirt further includes a fastening means disposed on a side of the shirt body. The mastectomy swim shirt also includes a breast prosthetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Tracey Hilfman
  • Publication number: 20110010820
    Abstract: Adaptive pants are constructed with a zipper along the pants' outside seams from waist to cuff, allowing the legs to completely open. Inserts used to modify the shape of the pants leg to accommodate leg surgeries and prosthesis are designed to fit into the zippers. The resulting assembly allows disabled individuals to more easily put the pants on and retain a ‘normal’ appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: William V. Harding
  • Publication number: 20110000006
    Abstract: In order to prevent heel ulcers and Achilles' tendon ulcers as described above, a sock with a gelfoam pad or other supporting material in the Achilles' tendon area and the heel area is slid into an outside pocket of a sock. In one embodiment, a circle-shaped or oval-shaped hole is formed in the gelfoam pad in the region of the Achilles' tendon area and the heel area to relieve pressure on these areas. Non-slip material is also affixed to the sole of the sock. These socks are easily removed. Two pairs may be used for a patient such that the inserts may be removed from one for to the other so that one could be washed while the other is being used. In addition, the socks may be placed underneath the cast or on a knee immobilizer or on any bed-ridden patient at any hospital to prevent the serious problems described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas K. Fehring
  • Publication number: 20100325781
    Abstract: The invention is an article of manufacture and a method of its use to communicate information and even unite people sharing a common agenda or a concern. Included in the article of manufacture is a hanger, at least one soft sculpture and a garment. The hanger contains an interior side and an exterior side, and at least one pocket disposed on the exterior. The hanger also may or may not contain a display area designed to communicate a message received form a Global Computer Network. The garment component of the invention contains a similar pocket as the hanger, so that the soft sculpture can be easily transferred between the two items. The invention is very versatile. It can be used as a teaching too, as a fashion statement, as a medium of communication, or as a method of expression. Finally, the invention can be used to facilitate the expression of international solidarity and common interests of people around the world though the use of the Global Computer Network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: David Lopes
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100275349
    Abstract: An athletic undergarment and a protective cup assembly is provided. The undergarment includes a cup pocket for holding the protective cup over the groin of the wearer. The cup includes an attachment location in a lower portion to secure a first end of a strap. The cup pocket defines a slit in a bottom portion of the cup pocket sized to allow the strap to pass therethrough. The coupling mechanism is provided having a first portion on the strap and a second portion disposed in a rear portion of the undergarment proximate to the waistband. In use, the strap extends between the legs portions so that the first portion and the second portion of the coupling mechanism can couple in a secure manner to inhibit displacement of the cup when exposed to upward forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Jaco Clothing LLC
    Inventor: Ronald L. Wilson, II