Closing Attachments Patents (Class 2/252)
  • Patent number: 10285457
    Abstract: Making a control top garment includes forming a pocket bag from a first fused composite material and a second material, the first fused fabric composite having stretch and recovery properties in at least one direction thereof; and attaching the pocket bag to an garment by (i) attaching a first side of the pocket bag to a side of the garment; and (ii) attaching a second side of the pocket bag adjacent a connector of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Herman Sydney Roup
  • Patent number: 9914512
    Abstract: Thermal warming suits for a human occupant of a wet submersible vehicle are described. The thermal warming suits provide a dedicated envelope configured to encase at least a portion of the human occupant in a deformable suit that can be assembled around or donned, as well as be removed, by the occupant or others before or after entry and seating in or on the wet submersible vehicle, while underwater or surfaced. The suits provide a deformable, weight and space (i.e. volume) conscious, collapsible loose fitting perimeter around the occupant. The suits can be used to create a pneumatic barrier around at least a portion of the occupant by using a gas such as air provided from a gas reservoir to force water from the interior of the suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Brian R. Said
  • Patent number: 9486015
    Abstract: An under pant garment is provided that includes a sleeve pocket. The sleeve pocket can have an opening and be configured to retain a tampon-with-applicator. The opening can be at least partially defined by an elastic member. The sleeve pocket can have a sleeve, and the sleeve can be secured to the under pant garment at the opening, at one or more other locations, or at the opening and at one or more other locations. The sleeve pocket can be reversible. The sleeve pocket can be positioned where the under pant garment is designed to contact the crease between a user's inner thigh and the user's abdomen. The sleeve pocket can be elongated along the crease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: Stephanie Shinn, Jammal Brown
  • Patent number: 9149079
    Abstract: The pouch assembly for being selectively positionable in an article of clothing includes a panel that may be removably inserted into a pocket in the article of clothing. A pouch portion of the panel may insertably receive an object. The pouch is ideally suited for use in storing objects related to golf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Burke
  • Patent number: 9009870
    Abstract: A novel garment pocket, and method for making said pocket, for the rapid extraction and deployment of a weapon concealed therein. One or more edges of the pocket are reversibly attached to the garment proper by means of quick release, easily disengaged, readily releasable, or break away fasteners. Said edge or edges being located and positioned to permit said weapon to be extracted from said pocket by means of a substantially forward thrust of the hand grasping the weapon through said edge or edges attached by said fasteners. Said hand being the one on the arm that is on the same side of the body as said garment pocket. The pocket of the present embodiments enables the weapon to be extracted from the pocket with a reduced chance of snagging and danger to the garment wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: William Joseph Connick, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150074866
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproof compression pocket for a garment. The pocket includes a rectangular structure with an opening at the top end thereof. In one embodiment, the top end is adapted to provide a waterproof seal to protect the contents therein from moisture. In another embodiment, the pocket may further include a waterproof lining that can be sealed to prevent permeation of water or moisture. The pocket is adapted to snugly hold contents therein so as to prevent the contents from falling out. Additionally, the pocket is preferably configured to hold a hand held electronic device therein. The pocket also includes a conductive, transparent window that allows a wearer to view the contents of the pocket and to utilize a touch screen of the electronic device held in the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: David Diakite
  • Publication number: 20140366250
    Abstract: A pocket incorporated into a garment or accessory provides shielding for wireless communication and other electronic devices and allows insertion and extraction of a wireless communication or other electronic device from the pocket in a simple and natural motion while avoiding compromise of the fit, appearance or function of the garment or accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sofio's, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael Barone, Oyungerel Bagmid
  • Patent number: 8863314
    Abstract: A garment mounted storage compartment for support and transport of a planar electronic device such as a tablet computer having a video screen. The device features a compartment which has a rotatable flap with supports to position the electronic device in front of the user's eyes and in a position for operation with the user's fingers. Support while walking or sitting allows the user to operate the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Ben Raviv
  • Publication number: 20140259299
    Abstract: A pocket for retaining and concealing personal items such as cell phones, identification, money, and valuables. The pocket has a detachable version and a permanently attached version. The pocket may be acquired separately from the garment with which it is used and inserted by attachment means. The pocket is assembled with a garment in an orientation that is opposite of conventional pockets, having an opening that aligns with a terminal end of a garment, such as the lowest edge of a hem. The closure of the pocket is in-line with the terminal end of the garment or within 0.5 inches of the end of the garment. The pocket is easily accessible from the terminal end of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
  • Publication number: 20130298312
    Abstract: A garment with a pocket is formed between a garment body and a panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Adam David Rapp
  • Patent number: 8566963
    Abstract: An outerwear garment that incorporates a sealable, concealed pocket sewn inside of the pouch pocket of an outer garment that features such a pouch pocket. The device consists of an outerwear garment that has a pouch pocket located at the front, center of the garment on the lower portion of the garment. The concealed pocket is sewn into the garment, inside the pouch pocket, and incorporates a concealed pocket sealing mechanism for closure. The concealed pocket located inside the pouch pocket allows an individual to store his or her personal items in a secure location while still retaining the pouch pocket for the purpose of providing the individual with a place to easily insert his or her hands or other items of lesser importance. The design of the exterior pouch pocket conceals bulky items stored within the concealed interior pocket from detection by an onlooker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Isabelle Ryan
  • Patent number: 8505118
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: 511, Inc.
    Inventor: MunHui Diane Bang
  • Patent number: 8407816
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Endless Ammo, Inc.
    Inventor: George James Rhoades, II
  • Publication number: 20120317701
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesable garment pocket and method of attachment that is adapted to create a secure connection with a target garment, provide a securable pocket enclosure and further a novel connection means that contemplates several ornamental designs and configurations. The garment pocket comprises coextensive adhesive backing surface that is preferably enlarged with respect to the pocket, wherein a pocket flap is connected to the backing surface along three of its sides. The backing surface provides a continuous surface area, preferably extending beyond the boundaries of the pocket flap, wherein the rear side of the backing surface comprises adhesive bonding material. The backing surface is designed to include varying boundary shapes, colors, embossments and patterns to create a unique pocket background, while its continuous surface area ensures a stable and long-term connection to the target garment without the use of fasteners or stitching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Iris Bohun
  • Publication number: 20120304361
    Abstract: A pants garment has a pant leg extending vertically from about a hip region to a bottom hem, a slit extending upward from the hem, the slit vertically dividing the pant leg into a pair of mating slit edges ending at a terminus, a zipper for releasably closing the slit along the pair of mating slit edges, a gusset formed of a vertically pleated fabric material having a peripheral length sized to match the pair of mating slit edges, and snaps, buttons, zippers or hook and loop fasteners for removably attaching the peripheral length of the gusset to an interior region of the pant leg adjacent the pair of mating slit edges of the pant leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Rebecca Jeffords
  • Patent number: 8312568
    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 and second pockets at least partially overlap the center pocket, and the pocket system looks from the back view like two pockets, according to such embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Dashamerica, Inc.
    Inventors: Caroline Marois, Sue McKinney
  • Publication number: 20120090076
    Abstract: A multi-layered garment may comprise components that are affixed using integrated belt loops. In particular, shorts belt loops of a shorts component may pass through an opening created when single-layer skirt belt loops of a skirt component are oriented outwards. Both the skirt belt loops and the shorts belt loops may be fully functional and aesthetically pleasing belt loops. Additionally, the shorts belt loops may be combined with the skirt belt loops to form integrated belt loops, thereby allowing a belt to pass beneath both sets of belt loops simultaneously to affix the shorts component to the skirt component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly A. Kenney, Eileen M. Vlasak
  • Publication number: 20120060261
    Abstract: A garment-engaged pocket housing for portable electronic devices provides a body engaged mount for use of such devices. The pocket housing provides a pocket for the electronic device on the sleeve of a garment. A front wall of the pocket is formed of transparent material allowing finger input to the device within the pocket and a view of the device display. A remote antenna may be provided for reception as well as shielding in the rear of the pocket to protect the user against RF transmission. The pocket housing may be removably engaged. A fabric conduit along the sleeve provides a passageway for earphones and the like while also preventing stretching of the sleeve from the weight of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Ben Raviv
  • 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: 20110214219
    Abstract: A garment adapted for use by insulin pump users, for example, infants, juveniles or geriatric users, that includes an upper body garment having an outer face, an inner face and front side and a back side for covering the front and back torso of the wearer. A pouch is preferably provided on the inner face of the back side of the garment and is positioned in the garment to reside along the spine of a wearer between about the T3 and T7 locations on the vertebral column out of sight and reach of the wearer. A top opening in the pouch is provided for receiving an appropriately-sized insulin pump, and complementary fastener elements are positioned on opposite sides of the top opening for closing the top of the pouch to retain the insulin pump. The fastener elements, when the pouch is closed, are positioned to leave a sufficient space in the top opening for a pump tubing system and a subcutaneous insertion set to extend outwardly from the pouch for being applied to the body of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Maria L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20110214214
    Abstract: A pocket arrangement for a protective garment, the pocket arrangement comprising a first pocket having a first width, a first depth, a front face, a first internal chamber and a first opening to the first internal chamber. The pocket arrangement further comprising a second pocket positioned on the front face of the first pocket. The second pocket having a second width and a second depth and defining a bottom end and a top end. The second pocket further comprising a second internal chamber, a second opening to the second internal chamber and a tool-positioning wall for narrowing the width of the pocket towards the bottom end of the second pocket. The tool-positioning wall providing an angled surface against which a portion of a tool rests when positioned within the second internal chamber of the second pocket for preventing the tool from changing positions within the second pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Catherine Seguin, Angela D. Benoit
  • Publication number: 20110203033
    Abstract: Retractable Pocket Security Device for pockets to retain the contents against loss or unauthorized removal. The device consists of a vertical pocket covered by a fabric flap affixed to button/snap/Velcro which covers said pocket when engaged in front position (security position). The device is either affixed in the security position or rotated backward and secured into the rear/storage position by a second button/snap/Velcro. Attached or stored in retracted position, the device will allow regular functioning of said pocket. Placement of front and rear button/snap/Velcro allow attachment of utility pockets/belts ie, water bottle holder, camera/video camera holder, utility belt, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Adam David Rapp
  • Publication number: 20110197332
    Abstract: A ski jacket with a waist adjuster storage structure includes an upper fixing end fixed to the lining, and two jointing ends to be engaged with each other. A zipper half is stitched above the fixing end of the waist adjuster. Below the waist adjuster is disposed a pocket which opens upwards to store the waist adjuster, the lower end, and left and right ends of the pocket are connected to the lining, respectively, an upper end of the pocket is provided with a zipper half. The waist adjuster is received in the pocket, the zipper half at the upper end of the pocket is meshed with the zipper half of the waist adjuster to close the pocket. The waist adjuster can be stored in the storage structure, when the wearer isn't skiing, and the ski jacket can be worn as an ordinary jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Ching-Hung YU
  • Publication number: 20110167536
    Abstract: A sports wristband with layered transparent pockets is provided. The device includes an elastic band capable of being worn around a wrist and a storage portion attached thereto. The storage portion includes a transparent pocketed flap. Identification/license cards placed in the transparent pocketed flap can be displayed while the device is worn on the wrist and the flap is closed. When the transparent pocketed flap is opened, a set of twin, transparent pockets are revealed. Such a device is useful for carrying an identification card/license along with small items such as change and keys. Tournament fishermen can use the device to carry and display their fishing license and store tackle. Such an arrangement saves time during competition to access the tackle. In addition to providing a convenient way to carry small items, the wristband is preferably constructed of a sweat-absorbent material allowing the device to dually function as a sweatband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Jamison Kellerhals
  • 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: 20110078840
    Abstract: The clothes, apparel, or garment, whether it be pants, jeans, trousers, shorts, a skirt, a dress, a shirt, a hat, socks, sweatshirt, jacket, bikini, swim suit, bra, or any other possible item of clothing that has, or could have a pocket as part of the clothing, whereby a pocket as part of a garment has an opening for gaining access to the interior of the pocket. The pocket may include optional closure means or flap for closing the exterior of the pocket. The interior of the pocket may provide the full functionality of a normal pocket, but in addition, may have a second opening (which may take any number of forms, shapes, or sizes) within the interior of the pocket for gaining access to the wearer's body, and wherein the second opening may be closed using one or more buttons, snaps, clasps, zippers and/or laces or other closure means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110056001
    Abstract: A selectively attachable/detachable pocket flap includes a base member and a flap member. Respectively straight edges of the base and flap members are joined together to establish a hinge line so the members can each be rotated about the hinge line to establish a potential space between them. In use, the base member is inserted into a pocket that is established by a pocket panel on an article of clothing. Stated differently, the pocket panel is positioned in the potential space between the base and flap members. The flap member is then rotated about the hinge line to position the pocket panel between the base member and the flap member to hold the pocket flap on the article of clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Kathy A. Missett, Kinely M. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20110023201
    Abstract: This invention is a torso-body shaped frame vest-like garment that is designed to function as ballistic armor. This garment contains inserts comprised of unitary panels of pliable ballistic material capable of stopping bullets from most handguns. The use of a torso pattern sloper as a base structure for frame design allows this garment to be adapted for all types of wearable apparel besides vests such as jackets, coats, suits, shirts, etc, and allows for an increased range of movement and level of comfort. Unlike most other types of ballistic armor that is concealed by being worn under normal clothing this garment is designed to be used as outerwear that can compliment casual, business, or other professional attire. Its function as fashionable, concealable, and comfortable ballistic armor is achieved by using design methods, sewing techniques, ornamental trim applications, and fabric applications common to high fashion casual and professional attire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Martha Ellen Pearl, Tania Gabbay, Quoc Luyen Pham, Phillip Cabrales Kalmanson
  • 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: 20100313322
    Abstract: The invention entitled Knee Pocket System is a pocket design that includes; a pocket made of durable material, stitches, a locking device and a uniquely fitted comfort pad. The said invention is attached to a garment, a garment consisting of two pant legs of equal length surpassing the knees and reaching the ankles in most cases; in this case a pant garment. Identical shaped pocket designs are stitched to the exterior knee area of each pant leg. A locking device opens and closes the top edge of the pocket design allowing a uniquely fitted comfort pad to be implanted or removed at will. The said invention provides comfort and protection for the knees while walking in the park, while playing in the playground or while kneeling part time or full time at work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Jorge A. Sanchez, Pedro Pablo Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20100306897
    Abstract: A boot foot or stocking foot chest high wader constructed of waterproof fabric materials having a fully adjustable yet buckle-less shoulder strap assembly. Shoulder straps are provided along their length with a series of transverse height adjustment slits and a layered height adjustment strap of webbing that is threaded though the slits and a ring or slit is provided at the top of the front bib and the height adjustment strap is threaded through the ring as well as one of the transverse slits before being secured to the underside of the shoulder strap by hook and look fasteners. The front bib panel is provided on its external surface with easily accessible and waterproof storage compartments and pockets. The internal surface of front bib panel is also provided with water proof storage of sensitive items and a lined against-the-body hand warmer pocket that is accessed from the sides by inserting the forearm through oversized arm openings at the side of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Tate Wood, Bobby L. Windham, JR.
  • Patent number: 7841344
    Abstract: A jacket and method for surviving an avalanche. The method includes inflating an expandable member to generally encapsulate a head of a person. The jacket may comprise a pair of expandable members disposed in pockets of the jacket, and a canister communicating with one of the expandable members. Apparel comprising an inflated expandable member having a depending inflated portion that at least partly covers another inflated expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Sara E. Schlosser
  • Publication number: 20100257655
    Abstract: Human clothing has inner and outer flexible layers that define a space sufficiently large to position a thermal transfer element in any of multiple, non-overlapping positions. The space and the thermal transfer element preferably have cooperating sides of a hook-and-loop attachment. All suitable items of clothing are contemplated, but especially a shirt, jacket or pants that appear to others as a substantially normal garment. Each space has one or more openings, in either the inner or outer layers, and preferably at the shoulders or sides of the torso, or at the pocket areas of pants. The spaces are preferably large, not only relative to the size of a corresponding thermal transfer element, but also to the size of the garment. Thermal transfer elements are preferably disposed in pouches having a thermal insulation on that side, and have only a very thin, thermally transmissive, fabric on the other side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Ali Nilforushan, Kevin Bello
  • Publication number: 20100242147
    Abstract: An item of clothing for personal air-conditioning which has at least one three-dimensional air-flow guiding structure. The air-flow guiding structure is an air-impermeable woven spacing fabric. At least one pocket exists to accommodate an air-pumping device. The pocket interior is connected to the structure which allows for an air-flow capable of being supplied by the air-pumping device into the structure or out of the structure and connected to the environment allowing air to be drawn from or expelled into the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Sebastian Heinz Pohr, Alfred Vogler
  • Publication number: 20100237121
    Abstract: An article of apparel is convertible into a travel pillow and includes an elongated scarf having opposite end regions, a pair of open pockets at the end regions, and a pair of gloves receivable in one of the pockets when not worn on a wearer's hands. A hat is optionally receivable in the one pocket when not worn on the wearer's head. The scarf is foldable onto itself by being folded or rolled from the other of the pockets towards the one pocket to form folded scarf portions. The folded scarf portions are receivable in the one pocket, together with the gloves and optionally the hat, for joint compact storage, or for use as a travel pillow in which the folded scarf portions, the gloves, and optionally the hat, stuff and plump the pillow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Michael STEIN
  • Publication number: 20100235966
    Abstract: A removable pocket insert for a large volume pocket, such as a cargo pocket. The pocket insert provides means for organizing items stored in the pocket. The insert is removable for easy access and for use as a stand-alone pouch or carry-all.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: ALTANCO INC.
    Inventor: Bryan DeHart
  • Publication number: 20100180361
    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 and second pockets at least partially overlap the center pocket, and the pocket system looks from the back view like two pockets, according to such embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: DASHAMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Caroline Marois, Sue McKinney
  • Publication number: 20100132089
    Abstract: An embodiment is a wader system having an upper portion including a hood, a torso portion, and two sleeves. The wader system of an embodiment may further include a chest wader portion having a pouch into which the upper portion may be removably packed and/or stowed for convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Myers
  • Publication number: 20100115684
    Abstract: A sweatshirt is disclosed that has a main body with a front panel and a back panel. The front panel includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The back panel also includes an inner surface and an outer surface. A pair of pockets each having a slit is positioned on a lower edge of the front panel proximate the opening. At least one closure means extending along at least one closable portion of the pair of opposing edges includes a bottom zipper and a little zipper. The bottom zipper defines a first row teeth and a second row teeth extending along the pair of opposing edges in the front panel. The little zipper also defines a first row teeth and a second row teeth extending along the opposing edges of the pair of pockets, each being proximate the bottom zipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Seth Freedman, Lindsey Demayo
  • Publication number: 20100101000
    Abstract: The invention describes and claims the lower body outerwear article of clothing, such as (for example) denim jeans. Such outerwear is intended for safe storage and transport of a birth control device, such as a condom. The invention comprises a fly assembly and at least one condom pocket positioned in the front side of the article of clothing. The pocket is sized to accommodate a rubber condom in packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Carlyle Hanson
  • Publication number: 20100095947
    Abstract: A hand warmer comprising a heat generating element having a body portion and one or more extremity portions extending from the body portion, said one or more extremity portions adapted to substantially conform to the shape of one or more of a user's singular or combined extremities, and at least one catch associated with at least one of the one or more extremity portions. Also, a combination of a hand warmer and covering article having a pocket for accepting the hand warmer described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: David Gellis
  • Publication number: 20100077530
    Abstract: An upper garment includes a generally tubular panel having first and second opposite openings along a longitudinal axis of the garment and covering at least a waist section of a wearer s body. The panel is adapted to be tuck into a lower garment worn, at least along a waist line of the wearer. A first fastener is disposed on an interior surface of the panel facing the body of the wearer and is positioned generally adjacent to the waist-line of the wearer. The upper garment further includes a pouch including a second fastener. The second fastener is adapted to releasably mate with the first fastener mechanism. When the second fastener is releasably mated with the first fastener, the pouch is at least partially overlaid by the panel and is positioned to be tucked, along with the panel, into the lower garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Harry O.
  • Patent number: 7665155
    Abstract: A closure for use with a pocket for a protective garment is provided. The closure includes a margin, a closure body and an edge. The edge is thicker than the closure body so as to provide better tactile feedback for the wearer. The edge may also include an insert located within the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Morning Pride Manufacturing, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot, Patricia K. Waters
  • Publication number: 20100031415
    Abstract: A jacket that is worn by a person walking a dog includes a main torso covering portion which can be closed to protect and provide warmth to the wearer's torso. A leash that can be utilized as a belt can be used to snuggly fit the jacket around the user's waist. The jacket also includes an exterior pocket that includes a roll of waste bags, typically in a roll. The exterior pocket includes an opening on the front surface of the pocket where a grommet is typically attached around the perimeter of the opening. The bag is pulled through the opening in the grommet to gain access to the bag. The lead bag is removed from the roll along the perforation separating the bags such that the walker can manually remove a bag from the pocket and tear the first bag away from the following bag while leaving the following bag in a position that is easily gripped for the next required cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Marg Shadid
  • Publication number: 20100017943
    Abstract: A tactical pair of pants for police, military or other weapon-carrying personnel has a cargo pocket system that functions to store items in several pocket compartments in a normal cargo pocket configuration, or to carry a thigh rig holster for a pistol, in a dedicated position between cargo pocket compartments without blocking access to the pocket compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Francisco J. Morales, Cory Nykoluk
  • Publication number: 20100000003
    Abstract: An upper garment with a travel pocket includes a panel covering a part of a wearer's body and a first pocket positioned on the panel generally below a waist line of the wearer. The first pocket is accessible to the wearer from a first top side of the first pocket, wherein said first top side is substantially along the waist line of the wearer. A second pocket is positioned between the first pocket and the panel, and is accessible to the wearer from a first top side of said second pocket. A first fastener mechanism reversibly closes the first top side of the first pocket with respect to the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Harry O.
  • Publication number: 20090320183
    Abstract: A breast pocket adapted for use with a music player to be worn with shirts or jackets on the breast side of a shirt or jacket. The shirt pocket is a layer of fabric with a shirt orifice. The shirt orifice is sized to approximate the operational surface of a music player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Maria J. Riney
  • Publication number: 20090282600
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Steven J. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20090222974
    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: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Joel Walburg
  • Publication number: 20090104845
    Abstract: An article of apparent is disclosed comprising a pocket for concealing objects proximate to a breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Tammy Pintor, Robert J. Pintor