Loops Or Hangers Patents (Class 2/271)
  • Patent number: 10555571
    Abstract: A bodybuilding competition suit number tab is provided. The suit number tab embodies a tubular tab of stretch material for securing a competition number to a competition suit without fear of damaging the suit, or making the competitor uncomfortable during competition, or the number falling off. The tubular tab may be formed by folding a sheet of stretch material so that opposing ends generally align, and then joining the opposing ends. The tubular tab may then be inverted and joined to a bottom portion of the competition suit before connecting the competition number to the tubular tab, utilizing the space provided by the lumen of the tubular tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Rebecca Romig Biddle
  • Patent number: 9845822
    Abstract: A fastening bolt has a threaded screw (11) with a terminal portion (18) whose diameter (19) is less than that of the threaded portion, and an end surface (21) of said terminal portion has a transverse opening groove (22). The fastening bolt also has a nut (30) comprising a threaded body (32) and an unthreaded crown (34) drilled with at least two holes (35) diametrically opposite to one another and a rod (23), able to fit in the groove of the screw and in the two lateral holes of the nut to lock the bolt. The body of the nut comprises a driving portion (38), as well as a cylindrical portion (39) less thick than the driving portion, and the cylindrical portion (39) of the nut has an elliptical deformation that was previously a circular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LISI AEROSPACE
    Inventor: Guy Pailhories
  • Patent number: 9591912
    Abstract: A holder for securing eyeglasses, sunglasses or other personal items that may be securely incorporated into an article of clothing or accessory at the time of manufacture. The holder includes a base member that can be inserted into or attached to the article of clothing or accessory. A hanger is connected to the base member and includes a loop connected to a support base. One or more openings can be provided on the base member. The support base and base member can be integrally formed. The support base can be formed from part of the article of clothing or accessory. The holder allows a wearer to insert a piece of a pair of eyeglasses, or a part of another personal item, through the loop and allows the item to assume a secure and relatively flat position. The holder may also include an RFID tag and/or a covered loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: HANG ON HOLDER, LLC
    Inventors: Janice Lee-Holowka, Patricia Lee, Marc Lester, Mary Kate Buckley
  • Publication number: 20130291277
    Abstract: The elastic garment top has an interior surface, and a lower portion with a bottom edge adapted to overlap the upper portion of a conventional garment bottom of the type having an exterior loop for a belt. A device extends from the interior surface of the garment top at a point spaced from the bottom edge of the garment top for engaging the belt loop or belt on the exterior of the garment bottom. The device encircles the belt loop or the belt. The device may be a fabric strip one end of which is attached to and extends from the interior surface of the garment top. The free end of the strip is removably attached to the interior surface of the garment top by snaps, or by hook and loop ribbon. Alternatively, first and second tie strings may be used to engage the belt loop or the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Kathleen Kirkwood
  • Publication number: 20130276212
    Abstract: A holder for securing eyeglasses, sunglasses or other personal items that may be securely incorporated into an article of clothing or accessory at the time of manufacture. The holder includes a base member that can be inserted into or attached to the article of clothing or accessory. A hanger is connected to the base member and includes a loop connected to a support base. One or more openings can be provided on the base member. The support base and base member can be integrally formed. The support base can be formed from part of the article of clothing or accessory. The holder allows a wearer to insert a piece of a pair of eyeglasses, or a part of another personal item, through the loop and allows the item to assume a secure and relatively flat position. The holder may also include an RFID tag and/or a covered loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: JANICE LEE-HOLOWKA, Patricia Lee, Marc Lester
  • Publication number: 20130098957
    Abstract: A holder for securing eyeglasses, sunglasses or other personal items that may be securely incorporated into an article of clothing or accessory at the time of manufacture. The holder includes a base member that can be inserted into or attached to the article of clothing or accessory. A hanger is connected to the base member and includes a loop connected to a support base. One or more openings can be provided on the base member. The support base and base member can be integrally formed. The support base can be formed from part of the article of clothing or accessory. The holder allows a wearer to insert a piece of a pair of eyeglasses, or a part of another personal item, through the loop and allows the item to assume a secure and relatively flat position. The holder may also include an RFID tag and/or a covered loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Janice LEE-HOLOWKA, Patricia Lee, Marc Lester
  • Publication number: 20100180360
    Abstract: Pants include a waistband shaped to descend from the hip region to a rear center region, thereby resembling a shallow v-shape. The rear center region is configured to reach toward the back of the individual wearing the pants. A reinforcement patch is used to provide foundation to connect a belt loop to the waistband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel M. DiSanto, Stefano Aldighieri
  • Publication number: 20100175169
    Abstract: The belly chain anchor is a system that is incorporated into incarceration uniforms that allows law enforcement officers to secure belly chains to the uniforms, preventing the detainees from stepping out of the belly chains and using them as weapons. The belly chain anchor limits the mobility of one or both of the detainees' hands or arms by securing the belly chain to the uniform. The belly chain is secured to the anchor at about the location that the chain that connects to the detainee's handcuff chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Melvin Earnest Nordstrom
  • Publication number: 20090255028
    Abstract: Baby clothing or accessories for babies have a non-removable loop sewn into a seam of the garment or accessory. The loop is comprised of the same material used in the garment or accessory. The permanent loop is useful when used in combination with a pacifier strap to secure the pacifier to the loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Kristine Leah Weisblatt
  • Publication number: 20090098957
    Abstract: An athletic article to be worn while, and used in, playing flag football. The athletic article includes a garment having a waist band adapted to extend about a wearer's waist and a pair of leg members extending from the waist band and adapted to extend along at least a portion of the wearer's legs. A first fastener member is secured to the garment. The athletic article also includes a flag member having an elongate flag portion and a second fastener member secured to the elongate flag portion. The second fastener member releasably mates with the first fastener member to releasably couple the flag member to the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: J. Roe Hitchcock, Shelby Jay Goldblatt
  • Publication number: 20090019622
    Abstract: A protective garment configured to facilitate easy donning of the garment is described. The garment includes one or more foreshortening structures within the garment that allows for the arms and legs to be shorted into a donning configuration. This allows the garment to be handled and donned by the wearer, without the wearer touching an exterior surface of the garment or allowing any portion of the garment to touch another surface. A method of preparing a protective garment for donning and a method of donning such a garment is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Frances W. Mayfield, Christina Mae Chingren Seward, Alice Susan Gordon, Theresa M. McCoy
  • Publication number: 20080289089
    Abstract: A drag harness for use with a protective garment for a fire fighter or emergency worker is provided. The protective garment includes an outer shell having a main body portion and at least two limb covering portions. The drag harness includes a wearer loop and at least two gripping portions. A first gripping portion is located at a first limb covering portion while a second gripping portion is located at a second limb covering portion. Each of the gripping portions is located adjacent the outer shell in a non-deployed state and extend away from the outer shell in a deployed state whereby a rescuer can drag a wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot, Patricia K. Waters
  • Publication number: 20080289083
    Abstract: A drag harness (20) is provided and includes two arm loops (40), each of which is adapted to receive a separate arm (42) of a wearer (24), and an elongate handle (44) having a length (L) extending from a first end (46) to a second end (48) spaced from the first end (46) by the length (L). One of the arm loops (42) extends from the first end (46), and the other of the arm loops (42) extends from the second end (48). The handle (44) is a separate component that is attached to the arm loops (42) whereby a rescuer (26) grasping the handle (44) can drag the wearer (24) with the wearer (24) in a supine position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot, Patricia K. Waters
  • Publication number: 20080148467
    Abstract: Recently a portable telephone, a portable player or a compact digital camera is packed with various kinds of personal information. Since personal information is lost or flowed out when a portable telephone or the like is broken by a shock or picked up by a stranger as a result of falling to a ground or a floor, falling of a portable telephone or the like must be prevented positively. A hanger loop on inner side of a pocket is characterized in that falling of a portable telephone or the like can be prevented positively by sewing a loop cloth on inner side of a pocket and connecting a portable telephone or the like and a strap to the loop cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 7058988
    Abstract: Accessories and methods for directly suspending clothing from a mounted rod. An opening is provided in the clothing, the opening communicating with an edge of the product and having both an open configuration and a closed configuration, with a supporting material such a loop fastener or a backing material integral with or attached to the clothing. The supporting material includes the opening and can be moved from the open to the closed configuration and back, allowing the product to be easily attached to and detached from a rod, hook, and so forth, without the need to use a hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Zahner Design Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: David Zahner
  • Patent number: 6883180
    Abstract: An accent device for use with a headpiece includes a headpiece with at least one opening in the headpiece through which one end of the accent is inserted. An opposite end of the accent device is brought into contact with the one end and attached thereto. The accent device includes a structure that is disposed on a plane and can include any circular, oval, or polygonal shape. Any other item, including jewelry can also be attached to the accent device. A method for permanently attaching an accent piece to a headpiece is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Joyann Elaine Willis
  • Patent number: 6715186
    Abstract: A charm chain is comprised of an ornamental chain in a selected shape, multiple snaps and a lining band, snaps being respectively fixed to both ends of the ornamental chain and retain the lining band at the bottom of the ornamental chain for the charm chain to be adapted to a string bikini, a bra, a strap or any other accessories for ornamental purpose and safe use since the ornamental chain is prevented from directly contacting one's skin by means of the: lining band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Pei-Hui Huang
  • Publication number: 20020062514
    Abstract: In a glove adapted for connecting cord, a plurality of locations to connect the cord, at least on the left and right and especially an integral runner connected to the left and right along which the cord connection can be slid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: Patricia M. Soter
  • Patent number: 6351869
    Abstract: A towel has a towel-supporting aperture and a soft reinforcing device for reinforcing the towel-supporting aperture. The towel can be placed over a hook through the aperture. Thus, the towel will not slide off the hook. The aperture can include a hole in the towel or a loop connected to the towel, and can be disposed within a border region, within a design region or within a bulk region of the towel. Examples of the soft reinforcing device include fabric, stitching, plastic, rubber and glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventor: Gwenn L. Jones
  • Patent number: 6060142
    Abstract: A universal camouflage system comprised of one or more bundles of elongated material strips attached to a spring-loaded clip. The bundles may be attached by means of the clips to garments, equipment, and natural environment objects and growth, without any requirements that they be modified to receive the bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Michael J. Rossini
  • Patent number: 5950240
    Abstract: To retain a glove or mitten to a jacket, an elastic loop is sewn into the cuff of the sleeve which is sized to securely receive the barrel shaped cord lock at the end of a glove leash. The narrow glove loop opening prevents the larger cord lock from slipping through the loop, securely retaining the unworn glove to the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: The Burton Corporation
    Inventors: Jake Burton Carpenter, Peter M. Curran, James H. Sadler
  • Patent number: 5799328
    Abstract: A garment designed to help in the physiological and psychological rehabilitation of a hemiplegic patient. Disposed on the shirt sleeves and the pants legs of the garment are graspable elements, such as hoops or handles. Within each of the shirt sleeves and pants legs are reinforced areas that are joined to the graspable elements. The reinforced areas branch out across the material of the shirt sleeve or the pants leg. As a result, when a pulling force is applied to the graspable element, the force is transferred throughout the sleeve or leg by the reinforced areas. This enables a sleeve to be pulled onto an arm or a pants leg to be pulled onto a leg by applying a pulling force to just one position, thereby providing the ability for a person to use a partially disabled arm when dressing. In a preferred embodiment, small weights are positioned within the garment at various points along the sleeves and pants legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventors: Steven H. Harlem, Davida P. Harlem
  • Patent number: 5119979
    Abstract: Apparatus for the retention of eyewear on apparel such as, for example, pants and shirt pockets is disclosed, which includes a fixed loop made of a flexible material. This loop is affixed, preferably, to a top horizontal edge of a pocket or to an upper edge of a waistband of pants, shorts, swimwear, etc. The apparatus of the invention further includes a strap, which is preferably at a lower point on the outer side of a garment. The front end of the strap is preferably attached to the lower point of the permanently affixed loop. The second end of the strap is free, or unattached, and includes on, at least, one side a complementary mating element. An attachment element on the free end of this strap is attachable to the complementary attachment element located on the inner side of the garment; the inner side of the garment being the side opposite to which the user's eyewear is held. Further embodiments of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Inventor: Robert A. Kallman
  • Patent number: 5052059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wedding grown train hoop that is provided with a wrist strap that enables the bride or dress wearer to carry and support the hoop about the wrist. In particular, the wedding train hoop of the present invention entails a hoop having first and second ends connected together by a friction pin or screw. A decorative sock is disposed about the hoop and includes a wrist section that is formed at the juncture of the first and second ends of the hoop and extends from the hoop to form a wrist strap or loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Nancy D. Speer
  • Patent number: 5032104
    Abstract: A brassiere for handicapped people provides detachable and adjustable fabric fastening pads to temporarily hold the two halves together, and finger loops for those who cannot grip. The brassiere has a front opening with an overlapping portion joined to one brassiere cup which overlaps an underlapping portion joined to the other cup. Detachable and adjustable fabric fastening pads or the like are provided on the underside of the overlapping portion to engage with one or more corresponding support pads on the top surface of the underlapping portion. Fabric loops for fingers are provided attached to the overlapping and underlapping portions to avoid a person having to grip the edges of the two portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: Francine J. Rainville
  • Patent number: 4947489
    Abstract: A shirt-type garment, for example for an infant, has first and second female fasteners mounted thereto spaced apart on the side of the garment above the lower edge and a third female fastener located, generally centrally, on a center line above and between the first and second female fasteners. A T-shaped element has a strip carrying fourth and fifth male fasteners for detachable engagement with the first and second fasteners, and a stem depending therefrom constructed of an adjustable elastic strip which carries a sixth male fastener at its distal end. The elastic strip extends through the leg opening of the diaper worn by the person, is folded back upon itself, and the sixth male fastener is detachably engaged with the third female fastener for urging the garment and the diaper towards one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Penny R. Greenwood
  • Patent number: 4917651
    Abstract: A brassiere for handicapped people provides detachable and adjustable fabric fastening pads to temporarily hold the two halves together, and finger loops fopr those who cannot grip. The brassiere has a front opening with an overlapping portion joined to one brassiere cup which overlaps an underlapping portion joined to the other cup. Detachable and adjustable fabric fastening pads are provided on the underside of the overlapping portion to engage with support pads on the top surface of the underlapping portion. Fabric loops for fingers are provided attached to the overlapping and underlapping portions to avoid a person having to grip the edges of the two portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Francine J. Rainville
  • Patent number: 4896377
    Abstract: An integral strip of fabric fastened at both ends to the front of a garment adapted to form a horizontally extending eyeglass hanger strip and cooperative with said garment to define a temple receiving opening for a pair of glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Inventor: Allan W. Ferdi
  • Patent number: 4885805
    Abstract: A article of plant body apparel with a neckband circumscribing a neck opening (through which the wearer passes his/her head and neck) and with several loops comprising carriers or carrier-elements attached to the article. The carriers are spaced slightly outwardly from the neckband, and also from each other, to define a course circumferential of the neckband, and are adapted to receive and carry a selected item of elongate neck-wear, such as a kerchief by the carriers, they cooperate to enable or exert a retaining or anti-shifting effect and to keep the item in a desired disposition relative to the article and from unwanted contact with the wearer's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: Wild West Artwear, Inc.
    Inventor: Billie M. Mason
  • Patent number: 4878879
    Abstract: A simple yet extremely effective closure device for a nursing bra is provided which enables a nursing mother to quickly and inconspicuously close a cup on a nursing bra. The closure device includes an elongated flexible strip which is provided with a cup attachment clip at one end thereof, a stop at the other end, and a clip for attaching the strip to a bra strap intermediate the two ends. The bra strap clip is configured to enable the strip to slide relative to the bra strap, so that by pulling on the stop, the cup may be lifted into position for attachment by suitable snaps or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Inventor: Maria A. Kunstadter
  • Patent number: 4788723
    Abstract: A clip-on belt loop assembly for fastening onto the waistband of a garment having no integral belt loops. The assembly includes a rigid elongated flat base plate having near its upper end a flange projecting from the base plate, a belt loop made of flexible material such as leather or fabric, and a clip such as used to fasten suspenders to the waistband of a garment. The ends of the belt loop are riveted or otherwise fastened to the opposite ends of the base plate. The clip is fastened to the upper end of the base plate preferably by the same rivet used to fasten the upper end of the belt loop to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Inventor: John G. Doelfel
  • Patent number: 4599750
    Abstract: A hand holding attachment secured to a pair of jeans or a skirt which includes a patch of flexible material attached thereto which may be in the form of a pocket. Secured to the pocket is a strip of material which provides a conveniently reached and grasped hand hold for a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Abdul M. Rahaman
  • Patent number: 4565144
    Abstract: A towel support for a standard, preferably large, bath-type towel, consisting of at least one slot formed through that towel at a minimum distance from a towel corner and cut on the bias to the towel weave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Inventor: John D. Ricci
  • Patent number: 4135707
    Abstract: Belt loop plies cut from the same area of a fabric lay are stacked in individual stacks in the order which they are cut and each stack is formed into a chain of belt loops. Each chain is separated into individual loops while collating the individual loops to form groups of loops in which each loop has been cut from the same area on a fabric lay. The individual loops in each group are collated from each chain in side-by-side relation on a conveyor belt in the reverse order in which they were cut from the fabric lay and wound into a bundle so that the first group cut from the fabric lay is on the exterior of the bundle. The collated loops in the bundle can be removed and sewn to garment pieces cut from adjacent areas on the lay to maintain the same shading characteristics of the component pieces of the garment throughout its construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: Billy the Kid, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis W. Breck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4085465
    Abstract: A shoulder strap guard in the form of a one-piece wire includes rearwardly projecting prong portions and forwardly projecting tongue portions, the tongue portions being maintained in a vertically spaced plane above the plane of the prong portions by inwardly and upwardly curving intermediate or connecting portions. A bead loosely encircles a transverse portion connecting the forwardly projecting ends of the tongue portions together so that after the prong portions have been inserted into the shoulder section of an outer garment, the shoulder strap of a handbag or the like can slide past the bead into a position underlying the tongue portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1978
    Inventor: Clifford K. Brown
  • Patent number: 4062065
    Abstract: A pin-type holder to be attached to a garment on the shoulder and having a hook portion to hold the strap of a shoulder bag. The hook portion is hinged to the remainder of the holder and disconnects if the strap is pulled suddenly, thereby releasing the strap and protecting the garment material against tearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1977
    Inventor: Irving Gardner
  • Patent number: 3997921
    Abstract: For controlling a child, a baby garment such as a shirt, blouse or jacket is disclosed having a handle incorporated on its upper back preferably on the back of the collar below the downturned collar portion in cases where the garment has a collar. The handle may be stitched directly to the garment or provided through eyelets or rings provided in the garment. In addition, if desired, the handle may be provided with a ring slidable along the handle and which can accommodate a rein or an additional control handle or element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Inventor: William E. Knight
  • Patent number: 3950791
    Abstract: A belt loop for a garment such as a pair of trousers comprises a band of material sewn onto the garment to form a first belt loop and a larger, second belt loop overlapping the first loop and extending vertically beyond it. In addition to the two loops, a cloth belt may also be incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: Societe Industrielle des Vetements Merignac
    Inventor: Joseph Domenech