Suspender Ends Patents (Class 2/340)
  • Publication number: 20150135395
    Abstract: A garment retaining apparatus comprises an elastic strap member having a first end portion, a middle portion and a second end portion, a pair of first end members attached to the first end portion by means of a D-ring, a second end member attached to the second end portion by means of a strap adjuster, a cross strap member inserted over the elastic strap member, and a plurality of detachable hose grips attached to the pair of the first end members and the second end member. The elastic strap member along with the cross strap member is secured around the leg of a wearer and the pair of first end members and the second end member is attached to a garment in different positions by the plurality of detachable hose grips allowing the garment to be secured in a desired position to obtain a neat appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yaacov Galil, Catherine Nicole Galil
  • Patent number: 8601615
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an undergarment that includes a body and a first elongated loop attached to a front side of the body configured to receive an attachment mechanism of a shirt hold-down device. The undergarment further includes a second elongated loop attached to a back side of the body configured to receive an attachment mechanism of a shirt hold-down device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventors: Kasandra Isaacson, Kim M. Vanyo
  • Publication number: 20120297524
    Abstract: A removable apparatus for selectively adjusting the length of a western riding chap. The present invention enables a dismounted rider to selectively elevate the drop of a western riding chap from the ground. In an embodiment, a removable chap elevating apparatus includes a locking clip, at least one rivet, a first strap, a second strap and a kiltie pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Andrea Helms Stem, Stasia Anne Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8099798
    Abstract: A pivotal suspension system to support lower-body protective gear which is constructed from pivotally attached plates increasing the wearer's range of motion in hazardous situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: James Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20110083253
    Abstract: A pant leg retaining device is disclosed. The device includes one ore more strips of stretchable material, forming a central portion and two pairs of diverging members therefrom. Each of the diverging members have a free end to which is affixed a securement means wherein, when the central portion is placed under the foot, each diverging member is adapted to be positioned adjacent to a wearer's ankle bone and attached via the securement means to the pant leg of a wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: J&J Investments LLP
    Inventor: Jeanne Pankow
  • Publication number: 20100293701
    Abstract: A pivotal suspension system for protective lower-body protective gear which is constructed from pivotally attached plates which increase the wearer's range of motion in hazardous situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: James Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20100235969
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an undergarment that includes a body and a first elongated loop attached to a front side of the body configured to receive an attachment mechanism of a shirt hold-down device. The undergarment further includes a second elongated loop attached to a back side of the body configured to receive an attachment mechanism of a shirt hold-down device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Kasandra Isaacson, Kim M. Vanyo
  • Publication number: 20100037371
    Abstract: The method and apparatus for securing a lower garment over a garment wearer's stomach to keep the lower garment from drooping without the need to secure the lower garment to an upper garment or to require the need for a separate waist belt. An elastic belt with Velcro is connected to suspender clips which are attached to the lower garment before the garment is worn. When the lower garment is worn, the garment is pulled up with the belt suspenders and secured over the stomach, and when the wearer is comfortable, the Velcro is pressed together. The apparatus are designed to be worn under an upper garment that is not tucked into the lower garment. The benefits of this invention are that it holds up the lower garment without the need for traditional suspenders, and it provides the wearer with a more attractive appearance because the apparatus is covered by the upper garment and holds the stomach in, giving the wearer a slimmer look.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: George Fernandez Lewis
  • Publication number: 20090264970
    Abstract: A portable body heating system includes suspenders with suspender strap(s) adapted to be worn adjacent to a person's torso, and a fastener that is adapted to secure the suspenders an article of clothing covering at least a portion of the person's lower body. The heating system also includes means for securing each of multiple portable heat-producing heat units to one or more of the suspender straps. A method of heating a person's body includes securing suspenders to an article of clothing that covers at least a portion of the person's lower body. The method also includes positioning suspender straps about the person's shoulders, and securing one or more portable heat-producing elements to one or more of the suspender straps. In addition, the method includes positioning an outer clothing layer about the person's body and the heat-producing element(s) so that the outer clothing layer surrounds the heat-producing element(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Jadan Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Mickel
  • Publication number: 20090094801
    Abstract: Magnetic work clothes for holding work items comprise a body having a surface and one or more magnets coupled to the surface for holding work items. The one or more magnets providing a magnetic force for attracting magnetically attractable objects and securing them to the surface such that they are readily available for use. The body comprising a pair of suspenders, a vest, an apron or any other suitable clothing item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Andre A. Woolery
  • Publication number: 20090083899
    Abstract: A harness for holding the distal end of a pant leg about the ankle region of a person who is wearing long pants is disclosed herein. The harness includes an elongate first strap, an elongate second strap, and a pair of releasable fasteners. The first strap has two ends, and the second strap has two ends joined to the first strap respectively proximate the two ends of the first strap. The fasteners are respectively located at the two ends of the first strap. In this configuration, the first strap is adapted for fitting about the sole of a foot of the person, and the second strap is adapted for fitting about the heel of the foot. The fasteners are adapted for being attached to the distal end of the pant leg so as to hold the distal end of the pant leg in place about the person's ankle region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Sal Herman
  • Publication number: 20090070915
    Abstract: A suspender set and peace officer's shirt are described wherein the suspenders for the duty belt are located beneath the officer's shirt with only a portion of the suspender set extending outwardly through the front and rear of the shirt for connection to the duty belt worn by the officer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Elton N. Hill
  • Patent number: 7412730
    Abstract: A garment strap assembly used to hold up an individual's pants by attaching one end of the strap assembly to the waist and then holding the opposite end of the strap in an extended position under the wearer's upper garment. The strap assembly includes an elastic strap with an alligator-style clip attached to its proximal end that selectively attaches to the upper edge of the pant's waist. Attached to distal end of the strap is first magnet. During use, the clip is attached to the waist band and the strap extends upward and under the upper garment a sufficient elevation to exert an upward force on the waist band. A decorative button with a second magnet located therein is placed over the outside surface of the upper garment opposite the first magnet. The first and second magnets are magnetically attracted to securely hold the strap in fixed position under the upper garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: Keri Schroeder
  • Patent number: 6959455
    Abstract: Apparatus having a harness including a first piece of a detachable connector. The first piece is configured to be attachable to and detachable from a second piece of the detachable connector. The harness is configured to be worn on the upper part of a body in a manner that enables it to support a garment worn on a lower part of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Inventor: David R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20040187194
    Abstract: A decorative suspender which may be used as ornamentation in accordance with a fashion of blouse that exposes the midriff and lower back. The suspender attaches by a means of suitable fasteners such as clips or buttonholes, to the bottom of the blouse which then connects to the waistband of the pants. An ornamental element can be affixed to the straps and can be substituted by other elements as desired by the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: David Leon Gilliam
  • Patent number: 6698031
    Abstract: A combination of protective clothing, as for a firefighter, utilizes a pair of pants having a waist portion and a pair of suspenders having straps, which are attachable detachably to the waist portion. The waist portion has a plurality of horizontally extending slots, one said slot for each said strap, which slots in one contemplated embodiment are defined by strips of fabric, webbing, or other material sewn at opposite ends to the waist portion and which slots in another contemplated embodiment penetrate the waist portion and may have bound edges. Each strap when attached to the waist portion extends through an associated one of the slots, whereupon such strap is folded upwardly and is fastened releasably to itself by a fastener, such as a snap fastener, which is separated from a wearer by a portion of said strap, or such as a hook-and-loop fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Morning Pride Manufacturing, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Patricia Lewis
  • Patent number: 6163890
    Abstract: Suspenders for suspending trousers. The suspenders include straps and hooks generally fixed at ends of the straps. At least one of the hooks has a strap-hold at a first end thereof for engaging at least one of the straps and a hook portion at a second end thereof for engaging at least one loop on the trousers. The strap-hold has a longitudinal axis and the hook portion extends in a direction which is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the strap-hold. The hook portion is configured to generally facilitate hooking of the hook portion on the at least one loop on the trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Masanobu Utamaru
  • Patent number: 6088839
    Abstract: Suspenders and methods of using them have general-purpose properties necessitating no special processing as long as normal type trousers with belt loops are concerned, and realize quick, certain and easy fastening and undoing, and also successive application without damaging the trousers. The suspenders comprise hooks fixed at the free ends of straps in the suspenders. The method of using them comprises the step of engaging the hooks with appropriate loops selected from among the loops of trousers respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Masanobu Utamaru
  • Patent number: 6006365
    Abstract: A kit for supporting a pair of trousers on a wearer's body comprises a plurality of connectors for connection to the upper part of the trousers at two pairs of spaced locations at the front and rear of the trousers. The kit also includes a belt for attachment to the connectors such that the belt extends from the one of the connectors in the front of the trousers upwards along the wearer's chest and over the wearer's shoulder down the wearer's back and connected to one of the connectors at the rear of the trousers and extending along the wearer's back towards and connected to the second one of the connectors at the rear of the trousers. The belt then extends upwardly along the wearer's back and over the wearer's other shoulder down the wearer's chest towards and connected to the other one of the connectors at the front of the trousers. A method for supporting a pair of trousers on a wearer's body is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: Eskil E. Strandberg
  • Patent number: 5991928
    Abstract: A buckle guard that includes a flexible buckle guard member with a fastening button opening, a first hook and pile fastener section adjacent to the fastening button opening, and a second companionate hook and pile fastener section provided along an opposed side edge of the flexible guard member; and a garment laundering method includes the steps of (1) providing one buckle guard for each buckle assembly on the garment that includes a fastening button member stitched to a first strap section and a clip fastener member pivotally secured to a second strap member, the clip fastener member including a fastening button passage portion in connection with a semi-circular retaining ring portion; (2) installing each of the buckle guards over a buckle assembly by positioning the fastening button member through the fastening button opening of the flexible buckle guard member and into the semi-circular retaining ring of the clip fastener member and then folding the flexible buckle guard member over until the first and sec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventors: Rebecca G. Smith, Bryan E. Smith
  • Patent number: 5819381
    Abstract: A gripping apparatus, and more specifically a gripping apparatus that can be used with a shirttail retaining harness to grip garments and secure them in place without damaging the garments. The gripping apparatus 30 comprises an upper member 34 having a substantially flat, elastic upper surface 32 and a lower member 38 having a substantially non-flat, rigid lower surface 36. When the gripping apparatus is in a closed position to grip a garment, the lower member 38 is urged into contact with the upper member 34, such that the lower surface 36 elastically deforms the upper surface 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Robert C. Bosack
    Inventor: Micheal D. Lake
  • Patent number: 5564131
    Abstract: A buckle which includes a first member having a nipple around which a second member can rotate in the plane of the buckle. The buckle can advantageously be used to couple a back supporting belt to a shoulder strap of a pair of suspenders or the like. The rotational movement of one buckle member with respect to the other buckle member in the plane of the buckle facilitates adjustment of the shoulder straps to accommodate the various shoulder widths of different wearers. The first and second buckle members are adapted to breakaway or decouple when the buckle is subjected to a load or force greater than a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: National Molding Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph Anscher
  • Patent number: 5560045
    Abstract: An attachment device and method of operation is described for securing an article of clothing, such as a pair of suspenders, to a pair of pants or a skirt. The attachment device is connected to the suspenders by a loop of flexible material. An embodiment of the attachment device uses a gripping mechanism having a rotatable flap that is adapted to pass through an opening in the flexible loop. The opening in the loop is alternatively used for attachment to a button affixed to the article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Inventor: Tara S. Rockefeller
  • Patent number: 5345613
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved women's stocking and stocking support that utilizes a stocking support belt encircling the hip area of the wearer having only one stocking fastener on each side and a pair of normally cut (elongated to the wearer's crotch) individual stockings, each of which is made of a stretchable nylon material, each stocking having a single slit or fastener on the outside hip area so that the stockings may be held in place comfortably for long, extended wear on a single side fastener while remaining, because of the stretchability of the material, firmly and attractively in place between the crotch area of the wearer, the leg portions, and the hip areas. Other articles of clothing such as tank tops or bodysuits can also be used as support members for the stretchable hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Inventor: Alma M. Jones
  • Patent number: 5177814
    Abstract: A resilient shirt retainer for retaining the shirttails of a garment in tucked, fully extended or deployed configuration on the body of a wearer. The shirt retainer includes a pair of narrow, elastic cross-straps disposed in an X-configuration and stitched at the center where the straps cross, each of the elastic cross-straps being covered with a pleated cloth sheath. A retainer clip is attached to each end of the cross-straps for removably securing the cross-straps to the front and rear shirttail portions of the garment. The cross-straps are deployed between the infant's legs to maintain the shirttails in a tucked or downwardly-deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Inventor: Patricia K. Courtney
  • Patent number: 5177813
    Abstract: A shirttail retaining harness (10) is disclosed comprising a pair of elongate straps (12, 14), a means for connecting the straps to a garment (18) and, a connecting member (16) which retains a portion of the straps in spaced relation. The connecting member (16) is located away from the crotch and genital area of a wearer. The shirttail retaining harness (10) is adapted so that, in use, the straps (12, 14) thereof pass along the inside of the thighs of the wearer in the crotch area and diverge at both ends for attachment to a shirttail. An optional clasp (19) is also provided wherein the shirttail cloth is gripped between a protruding member (18e) and a layer of resilient material (18f).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Robert C. Bosack
    Inventors: Robert C. Bosack, Michael D. Lake
  • Patent number: 5172429
    Abstract: A combination suspenders for use with button and buttonless trousers includes interchangeable clip ends and button strap ends connected to the suspender straps via a clip carrier. The clip carrier is formed of a horizontally folded flexible material forming a channel which engages a button strap end or a connector on the clip end having a pair of horizontally extending opposed arms. In one embodiment, the clip connector is T-shaped with outwardly extending arms and engages the channel via a slit which vertically bisects the channel into opposed halves. In another embodiment, the clip connector is C-shaped and engages the channel from the outside with inwardly extending arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: New England Accessories
    Inventor: Cyril Lucier
  • Patent number: 5054128
    Abstract: A suspender set comprising at least one strap having two distal ends, one of the ends having a fastener adapted for securing the strap to an article of clothing, and having an ornamental device secured to the fastener. The ornamental device comprises a member having a major surface containing an ornamental design and a second surface opposed to the major surface having a connector element extending from the second surface and releasably secured to the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Inventor: Merri J. Wimmer
  • Patent number: 4389736
    Abstract: Suspenders formed of a strong non-stretch material have an adjustably positioned strap crossover with an aperture therein and high strength clasps removably attached to and adjustably positioned upon at least rear strap ends for comfortably hanging a tool belt or the like from the shoulders of a wearer of substantially any size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Inventor: Norman L. Clifton
  • Patent number: 4118804
    Abstract: A suspender end adapted for use in a suspender set is disclosed. The suspender end comprises an elongated strip of flexible material having a middle portion and two end portions, each end portion of the strip including a fastening means, and a releasable fastening means of two parts affixed to the middle portion of the strip, the two parts of the releasable fastening means being laterally spaced from one another such that when the strip is folded on a bias over on itself, the two parts of the fastening means are able to engage each other and securely lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: Globe Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Courtland F. H. Freese
  • Patent number: D313116
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Inventor: Richard E. Whitney