Belt, Strap, Or Strip Constructions Patents (Class 2/338)
  • Patent number: 7895674
    Abstract: A belt and garment fasten around a user's waist to support the garment at a selected waistline position. The belt has first and second arches with each arch having a front end a rear end fastened to the belt. The front end of each arch is located so it fastens to the belt adjacent the user's crotch during use. The rear end of each arch is located so it fastens to the belt at or before the hips of the user during use. Two first fasteners are connected to each of the arches adjacent a top of the arch. The garment has two second fasteners connected to a waistband of the garment. The second fasteners are located to releasably engage the first fasteners to fasten the arch to the garment so the arches hold the waistline of the garment above the belt. The garment covers the belt and arches. The garment is optionally connected to the belt by a third fastener located between the arches, along the user's back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Edward A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20110016616
    Abstract: A decorative strap cover that is fastened to a strap on an article of clothing that may cover a portion of a bra, a dress, lingerie, shirt, tank top, halter top, pants, belt loops or belt and may provide a decorative compartment. The decorative strap cover may be worn as a single component or combined with others as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Myra J. Crouch
  • Publication number: 20110010825
    Abstract: Shoulder straps (2) and side straps (8) for securing a body armor vest (1) to the torso of a wearer. The shoulder straps and side straps are constructed out of a breathable pliable material having elastomeric qualities and shaped to ergonomically conform to the shape of a human body. The shoulder straps go over a wearer's shoulders and have curved middle portions (7) to conform around a wearer's neck. The side straps go around the sides of a wearer's torso. The side straps are substantially Y-shaped having and have curved middle portions to provide additional comfort to a wearer. The side straps are also reversible so that a wearer may have a single end (9) attached to a front panel (12) of the body armor vest and a double end (10) attached to a rear panel (13) of the vest or vice-versa depending on the wearer's preference and body type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Mueller
  • Patent number: 7872588
    Abstract: The invention provides a monitoring tag for wearing about the appendage of an individual. It includes a self-contained transmitter module that is located in a housing and transmits radio signals to a base unit, for receipt by the base unit if within a predetermined range. If the individual wearing the monitoring tag moves outside this range then the base unit can trigger an alarm or send a warning signal. The housing has an opening for receiving the end of a flexible elongate strap to secure the tag around the appendage of the individual. The strap is attached to the housing inside the opening using a clip, which has structure for fixedly securing it to the strap and structure for fixedly securing it in the opening. Once the clip is attached to the housing it cannot be removed unless a weakened or frangible region between the securing structures is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Guidance IP, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Ian Potter, Graeme Lindsay Jonathan Paterson
  • Patent number: 7854020
    Abstract: Safety drain holding systems are disclosed. According to one aspect, a system can include a medical support garment comprising a medical container holder having first and second ends and at least one pocket. The pocket is adapted to support at least one container for storing bodily fluid output from a patient to the container. The medical support garment comprises a belt including first and second ends adapted for releasable attachment to the first and second ends, respectively, of the medical container holder such that the pocket is held adjacent to the waist of the patient when the first and second ends of the belt are attached to the first and second ends, respectively, of the medical container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Patricia Anne Ehrlickman
  • Publication number: 20100313336
    Abstract: A duty gear support trousers having a waist portion with a plurality of ergonomically shaped pads positioned within a hem around an interior surface of the waist portion and a plurality of vertically opening loops spaced around an exterior surface for removable placement of duty gear belt keepers. A duty gear belt having a plurality of accessories is positioned through the keepers so that the load of the duty gear accessories is spread over a wide area of the wearers waist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Richard A. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20100293697
    Abstract: An article of clothing includes a front portion and a rear portion, the rear portion being substantially enclosed across the torso. A location below the waist includes an opening that more readily allows the wearer to eliminate bodily waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: S & H SAGE
    Inventors: Sharon McGuyer, Heather Eacker
  • Patent number: 7833085
    Abstract: A strap cover that is fastened to an underlying strap arranged across a shoulder of a wearer. The strap cover may include a decorative material, a decoration, or an overlying material that is aesthetically pleasing to a viewer. The strap cover is fastened to the underlying strap via a fastening device. The strap cover may cover a portion of a bra, a dress, a lingerie, a shirt, a tank top, a halter top and a pants that runs across a shoulder from a front of the shoulder to a back of the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Myra Crouch
  • Publication number: 20100281592
    Abstract: A protective skirt for use in martial arts provides leg protectors for providing protection to the thighs of the user in the event of a full-forced attack to the thighs. The leg protectors are removable elements allowing the skirt to be used with out the leg protectors. Alternatively, the leg protectors can be integrated with the skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: HENRY TAE JOON LEE
  • Publication number: 20100276320
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for storing cordage on a flexible carrier containing a plurality of holes, the cordage being quickly and easily removable from the flexible carrier when a temporary securement securing an end of the cordage is disengaged and an end is pulled. The flexible carrier can be a cordage storage article, a strap, a panel, a belt, a piece of clothing, a piece of a backpack, carry bag, tent, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Douglas Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 7817002
    Abstract: A belt is described herein that uses correlated magnets to enable objects to be secured thereto and removed therefrom. Some examples of such a belt include a construction work belt, a soldier belt, an astronaut belt a home handyman belt, a plumber's belt, an electrician's belt, a telephone repairman's belt, a lineman's belt, a fisherman's belt, a hunter's belt, a sports belt, and a scuba weight belt. For instance, the scuba weigh belt can have different types of objects secured thereto and removed therefrom such as a weight pouch, a utility pocket, a dive light (flash light), a camera, a scuba lanyard, a navigation board, a depth gauge, a spear gun, or any type of military equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cedar Ridge Research, LLC.
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20100235965
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for accommodating and covering a varying sized abdomen and particularly the abdomen of a pregnant woman involving leaving a zipper opening of pants not intended to cover an enlarged girth at least partially open and using a garment to cover the opening in said pants by first interconnecting a pants button on one side of the opening to a buttonhole on the other side of the opening using a buttonhole elastic having elongate spaced slots as buttonholes and a double button to snugly secure the waistband of the non-maternity pants around a user's abdomen and using a flexible fabric garment to cover the zipper opening and, if desired, other selected portions of the abdomen of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Liliana Frandsen, Jennifer Frandsen, Wendy DeBoer, Brenda Schenck
  • Publication number: 20100235967
    Abstract: A pant fastener for securing the waist of pants, skirts, and the like, including an outer fabric casing, at least one inner band disposed within the casing, and complementary closure elements disposed near the opposing ends of the casing. The pant fastener is configured to wrap around two or more belt loops anywhere along the circumference of the waistband, except across the fly. When closed, the pant fastener provides a snug fit, holding up the pants or skirt, without the need to thread the fastener through all of the belt loops, as is the case with an ordinary belt. Because the pant fastener does not cross the fly, the pants or skirt can be undone in a hurry, enabling children especially to take them off quickly. The pant fastener may be created as a fashion accessory to provide ornamental, as well as functional use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jeri Janakus, Jeffrey Janakus
  • Publication number: 20100235968
    Abstract: A belt extender for installation on a belt with a removable buckle comprising a main body with a first end and a second end, a metal tab fixedly attached to and extending from a first end of the main body of the belt extender, and a longitudinal slot roughly centrally disposed on the main body of the belt extender. The main body folds over itself at a fold line that extends through the center of the longitudinal slot and is secured in place with snap fasteners to create a folded end. A belt buckle comprising a tongue and a frame is installed on the folded end of the belt extender by sliding the frame of the belt buckle over the second end of the belt extender and inserting the tongue through the longitudinal slot prior to folding. The metal tab is inserted into a longitudinal slot on the buckle end of the belt strap and rotated so that the main body of the belt extender is aligned with the belt strap on the buckle end of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: George E. Lee, Erik Philip Ericksen
  • Publication number: 20100229278
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a grip garment for assisting a user in carrying an item. The garment comprises an article of clothing selected from a long sleeve shirt, a short sleeve shirt and a vest. The article has at least one lateral grip area having a frictional material, such as an elastomer, applied to the lateral grip area to create a frictional surface extending above the outside surface of the article. The frictional surface is in contact with an item carried under the arm of a user to resist the relative motion of the item with respect to the grip area. Additional grip areas are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Bates
  • Patent number: 7785171
    Abstract: A clothing strap tensioning device has an elastic member having a geometry generally defined by middle, left end, and right end portions, and bounded by upper, lower, left and right edges, and includes mechanical snaps or other releasable attachment mechanisms integrated into the left end and right end portions for enabling releasable attachment of the end portions to each other to form the elastic member into a loop. The tensioning device is looped around a pair of spaced vertical straps of a brassiere, such that the straps are drawn toward each other medially to prevent the straps from slipping down the shoulders of a wearer and to impart an upward lift to the wearer's breasts. The geometry of the elastic member also prevents twisting of the straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Kathy L. Baker
  • Publication number: 20100192283
    Abstract: Pants having a hip-up function capable of shaping buttocks are provided. The pants having a hip-up function include an elastic lining for shaping a body, and an elastic wrinkle portion provided in a cleavage portion between buttocks in the lining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: SAE-A TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Bae Kim
  • Patent number: 7762440
    Abstract: An ergonomic duty belt having a pliable outer covering, a semi-rigid frame member configured to form a semi-conically shaped section when placed about the waist of a user and to conform to the shape of a user's body. This semi conical shape provides for increased ergonomic comfort and decreased pain and discomfort to the wearer of the belt. This duty belt also has an accessory attachment system comprised of generally horizontally extending track portions as well as generally vertically oriented vertical plates. A variety of attachments having attachment portions configured to attach to the track sections and to these vertically oriented plates as well as to a traditional duty belt connect accessories to the duty belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Tactical Design Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifton Cook
  • Patent number: 7748053
    Abstract: A bullet-resistant back extender includes an armor carrier having an inner pocket with a bullet-resistant ballistic panel disposed within the inner pocket and an upper portion of the armor carrier having a fastener to attach the bullet-resistant back extender to a fastener in a bullet-resistant vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Point Blank Body Armor
    Inventor: William Hancock
  • Publication number: 20100162468
    Abstract: A belt and a method of using a belt that includes passing a belt (e.g., a stretch belt) through a first loop and a second loop of a waistband of a garment, the belt including an elastic member that includes a longitudinal extent, a first major surface, a second major surface, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end, a first mating connector attached to the first major surface near the first end, and a second mating connector attached to the second major surface near the second end, and engaging the first mating connector and the second mating connector to maintain the elastic member in the form of a closed loop around the first loop of the waist band and the second loop of the waist band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: William J. Hanson
  • Patent number: 7743885
    Abstract: A load bearing system including a load-bearing textile strap, including an article, such as a backpack or a climbing harness, that includes such load bearing system. The strap includes at least one woven portion and at least one non-woven portion. The woven portion has warp yarns extending along a longitudinal direction of the strap interlaced with at least one weft yarn, the woven portion having a first width. In the non-woven portion the warp yarns are spread transversely so that the non-woven portion has a second width greater than the first width of the woven portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: ARC'TERYX Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Martin, Thomas Walker Clarke Fayle
  • Publication number: 20100125932
    Abstract: A martial arts student identification system is disclosed. The ID card is removably mounted to the belt. The ID card can be removed from the belt if it needs to be washed, or for when the student advances to a new belt. In one embodiment, a hook-and-loop fastener, such as VELCRO, is used to affix the ID card to the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: RAHMI HALK, Paul Prendergast
  • Publication number: 20100107310
    Abstract: A waist apparel having interchangeable decorative facings constructed of a base member that is generally elongate in shape and may be used as a belt, sash, or cummerbund having removable facings with various decorative designs applied thereto. The base member and facings are removably mounted together by a hook and loop mechanism so that the user can mix and match a combination of facings that are then attached to the base member to achieve different appearances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: William T. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100107311
    Abstract: The girdle comprises two parts or halves (1-2), connected to each other by means of elastic elements (3) covered by adornments in the form of shells (6) coaxially interconnected, or any other type of unitary or fragmented adornment, wherein the plastic elements (3) are fastened to the parts (1) and (2) by means of pivots (7) selectively usable in order to vary the effective length of the girdle, length which also varies depending on the elasticity of the elements (3). Each said part or half (1) and (2) incorporates at the free end and back face thereof hooks (5) for fastening to the clasps (4) of the garment, in such a way that said elastic elements (3) cause traction between the clasps producing the girdling of the garment. The middle area of the elastic elements (3) or more specifically of the adornments encapsulating same, is visible when the parts (1) and (2) are substantially spaced, directly affecting the appearance of the girdle and constituting a changeable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Juan Antonio Escudero Munoz
  • 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: 20100083414
    Abstract: Securing devices secure the position of protective pads on the arms of a user of the protective pads. A first strap and a second strap are placed over the head with the head of the user passing in between the first and second strap. The first and second straps connect to a third strap at a first connection point. At a second connection point opposite from the first connection point a fourth strap connects to the first and second straps. The third and fourth straps each connect to an attachment device. The attachment devices connect to the protective pads of the wearer. Each one of the straps can each be adjustable to accommodate wearers of varying dimensions. The attachment devices can be detachable from the protective pads so that the wearer can utilize the securing device in conjunction with protective pads that the wearer already has.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Matthew Hunt
  • Publication number: 20100064420
    Abstract: A pant leg retaining device for or in a pair of pants is provided to support the weight and bulk of pants in such a way as to allow a blousing effect at the knee such that the pant fabrics do not compress on the thigh/knee area and restrict leg motion. The use of a strap or retaining/restricting assembly mounted at mid-calf in or on the pant which when tightened gathers the pant leg mass just below the knee creating a blousing or pocket at and above the knee, and holds it in place. By constricting the pant at this point, the pant leg will not fall back down, rendering the pant leg bloused until the restricting/retaining means or strap is released, which is easily accomplished by means of a quick release buckle on the strap or elastic band type restraining device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher E. Coombs
  • Patent number: 7676852
    Abstract: Maternity wear of the invention accommodates the changing shape of a woman's body during pregnancy, minimizing the need for maternity clothes. In one aspect of the invention, pants or a skirt are worn with the upper end unfastened so as to conform to the shape of the swelling torso in pregnancy, and an elastic band shaped similarly to a tube top is worn generally around the waist, so as to overlap the top of the unfastened pants or skirt and retain them on the body. A top, such as a blouse or shirt, can be worn with its tail end extending over the band. In another aspect of the invention, too-large maternity clothing is worn with the band garment engaged over the upper end. If desired the band garment can be folded over on itself, thus doubling its thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Ingrid & Isabel LLC
    Inventor: Ingrid Carney
  • Patent number: 7661152
    Abstract: A flexible belt-shape garment to be use around the torso of a person requiring a gastrostomy tube to be nourished is disclosed. The garment comprises a totally flexible main elongated body having an upper end, a lower end a first lateral side and a second lateral side, an outer surface and an inner surface intended to be in contact with the patient's body. It also comprises an aperture or opening in cooperative action with a flap cover that creates an internal pocket when close, wherein the gastrostomy tube is safely stored; a second mechanism for covering the internal pocket by overlapping the closed cover flap with of one of the lateral sides of the main body and optional ties or laces that are wrap around the installed belt and tie up for maximizing the protection of the gastrostomy tube and the stoma area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Raul Manzano-Rivera
  • 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: 20090320182
    Abstract: A trouser is provided with an extensible waistband wherein a rearward waistband portion has an open side seam into which is disposed a slidable tail end of a forward waistband portion. This forward waistband is stitched to an inner elastic member which is stitched, in turn, to the rearward waistband portion proximate said open side seam. The waistband is expansible by way of the elastic stretch in the inner elastic member, but the tail end of the forward portion slides within the open seam and an open portion of the rearward waistband. There is no bulky material at the open seam and the relative movement of the forward waistband is not visually significant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: The Fechheimer Brothers Company
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Schmalz, John Michael Karnes
  • Publication number: 20090307822
    Abstract: A protective garment (10) is provided for use by a firefighter or other emergency worker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Patricia K. Waters, Mary I. Grilliot, William L. Grilliot, William L. Grilliot, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090287425
    Abstract: Safety clothing (1) for persons in dangerous situations is provided including at least one device (3) for generating light and/or at least one device for generating sound and/or at least one mechanical device for generating a warning stimulus, which is perceptible by the person, an interface (5) for generating data or signals with a gas-measuring device (12) and a power supply device (9) for supplying the at least one device (3) and/or the interface with power. The features are in functional connection with one another, for optically and/or acoustically and/or mechanically warning the person when at least one limit value of a harmful gas is exceeded or in case of at least one implausible measured value of the air detected by the gas-measuring device (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: DRAGER SAFETY AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Stefan BARTEN, Markus WANSING, Volker KUHN
  • Patent number: 7612678
    Abstract: The invention provides a monitoring tag for wearing about the appendage of an individual. It includes a self-contained transmitter module that is located in a housing and transmits radio signals to a base unit, for receipt by the base unit if within a predetermined range. If the individual wearing the monitoring tag moves outside this range then the base unit can trigger an alarm or send a warning signal. The housing has an opening for receiving the end of a flexible elongate strap to secure the tag around the appendage of the individual. The strap is attached to the housing inside the opening using a clip, which has structure for fixedly securing it to the strap and structure for fixedly securing it in the opening. Once the clip is attached to the housing it cannot be removed unless a weakened or frangible region between the securing structures is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Guidance Monitoring Limited
    Inventors: John Ian Potter, Graeme Lindsay Jonathan Paterson
  • Publication number: 20090255027
    Abstract: A roll of protective legging structures comprising a multitude of one-piece disposable protective rain leggings wherein each of one piece disposable protective plastic rain leggings are serially adjoined and wound into a roll. The protective rain legging comprising: a waterproof leg encircling portion having a uniform width from the top opening to the knee and gradually increases from the knee to the bottom opening; the top opening being higher on the outer side of leg encircling portion, and sloping downward towards the lower inner side; and an attachment means fixedly attached to the outer side of the top opening, for attaching the leg encircling portion to the waist portion of a garment worn by the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Peter J. Laitmon
  • Patent number: 7600660
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a harness adjustment system that may be used in various applications including backpacks, windsurf harnesses, kite-board harnesses, mountain climbing harnesses, utility harnesses, backpack shoulder straps, tie-down straps, and various belts for numerous applications. The harness adjustment system includes a first webbing strap, a winding reel, a cable tension member, and a strap lock. The winding reel is secured to a first portion of the strap. The cable is interconnected between a second portion of the strap and the winding reel. The cable loops from the strap to the reel such that winding of the reel retracts the cable to pull the second portion of the strap toward the first portion. The lock is coupled to the first strap second portion. The lock is selectively engageable with the second portion of the strap to relieve tension from the cable. Both cam and plate locks are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventors: Raymond Nevin Kasper, John D. Martin
  • Publication number: 20090241235
    Abstract: The present invention provides a belt pack that is convertible to a garment. When the garment is extended from an interior portion of the belt pack, the belt pack is configurable to be turned inside-out and is adapted to house the entire belt assembly of the belt pack at a bottom end portion of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Aryeh Weinreb
  • Publication number: 20090235436
    Abstract: The present invention describes an apparatus and associated method of use that ensures that the sensor contained within the strap of a chest strap type heart rate monitor remains directly over the heart thereby providing the user with the most constant and reliable heart rate data. In one embodiment an attachable harness is fitted with loops that fit over the strap of a typical chest strap type heart rate monitor. The harness then fits over the shoulders of a user and prevents the sensor within the strap of the heart rate monitor from downward slippage due to activity of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Jim Baldesare
  • Publication number: 20090235431
    Abstract: A service trouser garment which detaches below a waist portion with an integral continuous belt sleeve having multiple slots or with a multiplicity of belt loops to receive a single duty belt, a detachable lower portion, and a horizontal attachment mechanism joining the waist portion and the detachable lower portion. The service trouser garment is specifically designed to alleviate the problems particular to police officers and other service personnel who must wear duty belts with various equipment items such as guns, ammunition, and radios, all of which must be considered when attempting to use toilet facilities. The service trouser garment also allows placement of those equipment items on the duty belt in positions which are comfortable to the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Brenda Bevley
  • Publication number: 20090229039
    Abstract: A stretchable belt (1) provided for medical purposes for use on the body of a patient has at least one sensor (8) for detecting at least one parameter of the patient's body. An adaptation to different body sizes and motions of the patient is provided without separate length adjusting members being necessary or without the need to stock different belt sizes. Furthermore, the belt is able to be manufactured at a low cost and makes possible simple and reliable handling, even for patients. The belt material (1) has at least one material area (2) with a lower spring rate in the longitudinal extension than at least one material area (3) with a higher spring rate of the belt (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: DRĂ„GER MEDICAL AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Kai KUCK, Cornelia SCHRADER, Steffen SCHMITT, Hans-Ullrich HANSMANN
  • Publication number: 20090210997
    Abstract: A garment comprises a span member having a right upper portion, a left upper portion, and a lower middle portion and defining an open space between the right and left upper portions. A waistband is connected to the right and left upper portions of the span member. The span member is substantially rigid such that movement of the right upper portion away from the left upper portion is resisted, and such that circumferential tension is maintained along the waistband sufficient to maintain the garment in a desired location on a wearer's body. The fabric of the garment is attached to the span member to form a garment with an open space between the right and left upper portions of the span member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Alfred Birtch
  • Publication number: 20090178183
    Abstract: A positioning structure for the male reproductive organ, and more particularly provides a positioning structure which contributes to the hygiene, health and comfort of the male reproductive organ, and mainly includes a main body, a spacing portion, a holding portion and a positioning portion, wherein the main body further comprises at least one lower retaining portion and a waistband portion. The present invention is able to avoid the pants crotch, and enables upwardly centrally fixing the position of the penis to prevent it from falling down to one side, thereby resolving the problems of ill health, unhygienic state and discomfort of the penis resulting from constant skin contact between the penis and the scrota, while at the same time effectively preventing the problem of compression deformation of the penis when an erection occurs when wearing tight-fitting pants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Che-Wen Lin
  • Publication number: 20090172858
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a garment that is worn attached to a body and has improved freedom of design in terms of the tightening force or shape of a tightening portion that manipulates the body shape of a wearer, corrects the wearer's posture, and improves the wearer's motor ability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: WACOAL CORP.
    Inventors: Kei Oya, Erina Kawai, Kiyofumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20090165187
    Abstract: A waistcoat worn on the chest and back down to the waist area bears at least one soft textile item of clothing, filled with light material, removably fixed, and capable of functioning as a relieving cushion to offset muscular contractures. One soft textile item of clothing is square in shape and is fixed on the shoulders of the waistcoat, extending down the back area, which on being partially folded up, adopts the shape of a hood, and on being totally rolled up against itself, adopts the shape of a cervical relieving cushion. Another soft textile item of clothing is elongated as a belt and is arranged fixed on the back of the waistcoat at the waist area, in such a way that on being folded up against itself, and by arranging its edges overlapped, it adopts the shape of a lumbar-sacrum relieving cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Aida Edith Sterin Prync
  • Publication number: 20090151042
    Abstract: Bathing suit apparel includes a bathing suit top having straps that extend about the neck or shoulders of the wearer for purposes of reliably securing the bathing suit top to the wearer and preventing the bathing suit top from falling down off the wearer. The apparel includes in combination with the bathing suit top, a length of fabric provided as a bathing suit accessory of a size adapted to extend about the chest area of the torso of the wearer over the bathing suit top a spaced distance below the neck and shoulders of the wearer. This accessory prevents the bathing suit top from falling down when the neck or shoulder straps of the bathing suit top are undone. Thus, the wearer can undo the straps for purposes of obtaining an even tan on the neck, shoulder, upper chest, and upper back regions of the body without tan lines which would otherwise be caused by the presence of the straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Marty Kusters
  • Publication number: 20090151036
    Abstract: The armoured garment has an outer shell usually with sleeves and a lining. A front fastening, conveniently a sliding clasp fastening, is provided between the two front edges of the shell. The lining has three openings to pouches extending between itself and the shell. Openings are provided close to the front fastening and parallel to it. Each lining opening gives access to a respective large pocket or pouch. The pouches are of lining material and are stitched to the lining at the fastenings and as detailed below. Inserted in the pouches are respective sheets of armour. A belt, having an elasticated rear, central portion and front portions ending in a buckle, passes out through lining slots and around the pouches and the armour for drawing the latter tight around the body of the user, without constricting the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Nicolas Sean Joseph
  • Publication number: 20090139002
    Abstract: Body armor to be worn on the torso of a person includes a front section having ballistic paneling therein and a back section having ballistic paneling therein. The body armor further includes at least one side closure mechanism including a rearward section adapted to be grasped and pulled in a forward direction around the side of the torso to close the closure mechanism. The rearward section is in operative connection with a forward section of the side closure mechanism so that a portion of the ballistic paneling of the front section moves in a rearward direction around the side of the torso of the person when the rearward section is pulled in a forward direction and overlaps a portion of the ballistic paneling in the back section when the closure mechanism is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Kathryn Ann Leathers
  • Publication number: 20090139014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjustable, decorative partial belt that cinches the waistband for the purpose of retaining and supporting pants, skirts or other garments in position upon the body of a wearer in such a way that does not necessarily interfere with the temporary or permanent removal, adjustment or placement of the clothing garment. A one piece elongated strap for partially surrounding the waistband of the clothing garment with an adjustable means for releasably securing the strap to the waistband of the wearer. One terminal end of the belt is laced under the first waistband loop to the right or left of the apparel opening and threaded around the back of the torso to the first waistband loop on the corresponding side without the terminal free ends connecting or intersecting. The two free ends are reversed back over the top of the front belt loops respectively securing them back on themselves in an overlapping fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Lynn Marie Trochlil-Crist
  • Patent number: 7537510
    Abstract: A brassiere for protecting a wearer's skin has a pair of breast cups and a first side panel and a second side panel. Each is connected to a different one of the pair of breast cups. The brassiere also has a strap, and a length adjustment device being disposed on the strap. The brassiere also has a cushioning device. The cushioning device pads the wearer's skin from the length adjustment device. The cushioning device has a position stabilizing tab for preventing the cushioning device from sliding underneath the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Leslie Ann Gransberry
  • Publication number: 20090126079
    Abstract: The cotton pants 1 as a pair of pants with the L pocket is that the front and the reverse edge 3Ab of the storing part 3A is perpendicular against the length direction of the belt part 3, therefore all the sewing process can be done by sewing machine and the mass productivity can be kept. Also because the upper edge of the raw fabric which does not have the rectangle expansion and contraction inside the elongating part 3B is sewn on and the lower edge of the raw fabric which does not have expansion and contraction is sewn on the lower edge of the belt part 3, one part of the raw fabric 6 which does not have expansion and contraction can be seen even if the one who wears it turns over the lower edge of the elongating part 3B by curiosity and the inner structure of the stretch stopper material 11 etc. can not be seen, therefore the situation that the one who wears it pulls out the inner structure and destroys the structure which is capable of expansion and contraction can definitely be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Koji KATO
    Inventor: Koji Kato