Underwear Patents (Class 2/400)
  • Patent number: 10993482
    Abstract: An athletic bra to support a human wearer's breasts include a band, a breast covering section, a back section, and a pair of shoulder straps joining the breast covering section to the back section. The breast covering section includes an inner layer forming a pair of molded cups, each cup constructed to encapsulate a respective one of the breasts. A support member is bonded to the inner layer and includes a lower section extending between each of the cups and the band, and a medial section extending at least partially between the cups. The bra can accommodate band sizes of 32-50 and cup sizes of AAA-K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ruby Ribbon, Inc.
    Inventor: Camilla Raymond
  • Patent number: 10945471
    Abstract: A garment comprising a right leg passageway and a left leg passageway and a trunk portion. The trunk portion has an opening with an edge there through with an associated flap which overlaps the edge of the trunk portion. The trunk portion has at least one coupling strip placed adjacent the edge of the trunk portion opening. The flap has a coupling strip and an absorbent area having an absorbent material being fixedly attached to the absorbent area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Adisesha B. Reddy, Juan Carrasquilla
  • Patent number: 10881554
    Abstract: A method for producing absorbent sanitary articles, including: advancing in a machine direction a continuous composite tape comprising a first elastic band and a second elastic band, folding said continuous composite tape around a longitudinal axis parallel to the machine direction, cutting second connection zones of the second elastic band with two cuts spaced apart from each other, removing scrap portions of the second elastic band between said cuts, cutting first connection zones of the first elastic band, and folding in opposite directions portions of the first connection zone and overlapping end edges of the first connection zone to corresponding end edges of the second connection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Gabriele Sablone, Oscar Centorame
  • Patent number: 10645977
    Abstract: An undergarment for a man has a pair of boxer type shorts with a waistband forming part of the shorts. The shorts have a genital partitioning panel with an upper edge and an opposed lower edge separated by a panel height. The genital partitioning panel has a genital opening defined therethrough and the opening is positioned such that the genitals may be positioned through the opening and the genital partitioning panel defines a partition between the genitals and the legs or groin of the man. The shorts also have a plurality of attachment elements to selectively adjust a distance between the genital opening and the waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Hai Gu
  • Patent number: 10575573
    Abstract: Provided herein is a reversible upper-body support garment comprising a light-toned layer; a dark-toned layer; the layers overlying each other and dimensioned to together be stretched in a supporting fit around the upper body of a wearer with either the light-toned layer or the dark-toned layer facing outwards from the wearer; and at least one breast pad between the light-toned layer and the dark-toned layer, the at least one breast pad having a dark-toned surface that is adjacent to the light-toned layer thereby to face outwards from behind the light-toned layer when the light-toned layer is facing outwards from the wearer. In embodiments, the upper-body support garment is a bra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Knix Wear Inc.
    Inventor: Joanna Griffiths
  • Patent number: 10537458
    Abstract: A progressive strap assembly includes an elongate, inelastic body having first and second ends, and an elastic body having first and second ends, the first end of the elastic body anchored to the second end of the inelastic body. The elastic body is arranged to stretch a plurality of lengths and has a maximum stretchable length. A tension limiter is connected to the first and second ends of the elastic body and is arranged to inhibit a predetermined stretchable length of the elastic body short of the maximum stretchable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Bjorn Omarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Valgeir Petursson, Hildur Inga Thorsteinsdottir
  • Patent number: 10155343
    Abstract: Garment having seam-less elastic band or synthetic band, and system and method for producing such garment. A method of producing a seam-less elastic band (105) comprises: providing an un-folded elongated elastic strip (101); folding at the elongated elastic strip (101) at a folding point (102) to create a first strip portion (102-103) overlapping on top of a second strip portion (103-104) of the elongated elastic strip (101), wherein the first strip portion (102-103) and the second strip portion (103-104) meet at a meeting point (104); performing an ultrasonic operation at the meeting point (104) on said first and second strip portion to create the seam-less elastic band (105) detached from a remainder of the elongated elastic band (101). The ultrasonic operations comprise one or more operations, ultrasonic cutting, ultrasonic welding, ultrasonic bonding, or other suitable ultrasonic operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Yoel Eyal
  • Patent number: 10143601
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a disposable diaper which is comfortable to wear. [Solution] This disposable diaper comprises a top sheet (1), a back sheet (2), an absorber (3) and a stretchable sheet (4). The stretchable sheet (4) is composed by having a base material sheet (41) sandwich multiple elastic stretchable members (42) disposed therein in an extended state, said multiple elastic stretchable members (42) being disposed along the width direction of the disposable diaper and spaced apart at intervals in the longitudinal direction. When viewed in the width direction, the stretchable sheet (4) has an overlapping portion (43) which includes a region that overlaps with a part of the absorber (3). In the overlapping portion (43), the multiple elastic stretchable members (42) are disposed continuously along the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Sugiyama, Izumi Tashiro, Ikuko Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10117469
    Abstract: A torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, includes a body formed of inner and outer layers, the body including at least one torso band extending from a portion of the body, where the inner and outer layers overlap along a fold line of the torso garment. The torso garment includes an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren, Reginald L'Italien
  • Patent number: 10092042
    Abstract: An undergarment wherein the back side comprises a pad disposed in the left side and a pad disposed in the right side and methods of improving comfort while sitting or to relieving, reducing, minimizing or eliminating discomfort or pain from sitting in men with prostate conditions by wearing or providing the undergarment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Ryan Samuel
  • Patent number: 9968495
    Abstract: An absorbent including: an absorbent body (AB) having a leak preventer sheet form and absorber for absorbing fluid, minimum one layer arranged above the leak preventer; a connection structure arranged from the AB's front to rear end parts in direction via front, crotch part and rear, the connection structure coupling to the AB at front and rear end parts; the connection structure has right and left belt-like supporters and connection sheet (CS), right and left edge parts of the CS respectively coupling to right and left belt-like supporters, the CS hangs down, on the belt-like supporters underside, toward the absorber in front, crotch part and rear, to form a canal with right and left edge parts vicinities of the CS serving as side surfaces and vicinity of the CS center part in lateral direction serving as bottom surface, the fluid canal enables the fluid from a wearer to the absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Migaku Suzuki, Yoshio Hirai
  • Patent number: 9872800
    Abstract: A diaper assembly including a diaper including hook fasteners positioned beneath and concealed by covers constructed from resiliently stretchable material, and a pocketed sling configured to removably attach to the diaper, the pocketed sling including loop fasteners arranged to removably attach to the hook fasteners concealed beneath the covers, thereby concealing attachment points between the diaper and the pocketed sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Tailored Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrica V. Coates
  • Patent number: 9675499
    Abstract: A permanently closed containment pant including a chassis and a sling that is positioned within the chassis and is joined to the front waist region and the back waist region is disclosed. The sling is attached to the chassis with an attachment mechanism to secure the sling to the chassis. The attachment mechanism may comprise a bonded attachment and an attachment elastic material at a middle portion of the sling to the chassis at the crotch region; a bond attachment adjacent the pouch in a transition material; or elastics extending from the leg openings and attaching to the sling in the crotch region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Elaine Evenson, Brooke Berg, Lewis Orchard, Patricia Ann Abney
  • Patent number: 9609899
    Abstract: A lower body garment for wear while surfing, swimming or body surfing has a lower torso portion for enclosing the lower torso of a wearer and right and left legs depending downward for enclosing at least the thigh portion of a wearer's right and left legs, respectively, each leg having a lower end opening, the lower torso portion having an upper band portion for securing the garment around a wearer's torso, and one or more right and left thigh fins secured to the outer right and left side portions of the garment, respectively, and projecting laterally outward from the garment. The legs may be shorts length and end above the knee or extend below the knee to the lower calf or ankles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: WaveWrecker, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Noel Gadler
  • Patent number: 9578900
    Abstract: A circularly knitted upper or lower torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, and method of forming a circularly knitted brassiere are provided, the garment having a circularly knitted body formed of inner and outer layers, the circularly knitted body having at least one torso or waist band, the inner and outer layers overlapping along a fold line, and an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Abbott, Roger D. Warren
  • Patent number: 9433250
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an undergarment designed to keep the wearers shirt tucked, that includes a body and an elastic band around the top of the body at the waist, elastic legbands at the bottom of the body, an elastic anchor on each side of the body each of which has its bottom attached to the top of the elastic legband on the same side and its top attached to the bottom of another elastic band around the hip that rests below the waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Heath Wayne Merchen
  • Patent number: 9143659
    Abstract: Body art, such as tattoos, are integrated or extended onto clothing. Clothing patterns may be integrated or extended onto body art, such as temporary tattoos. In one embodiment, a computer analyzes an image of a body with a tattoo and generates an image suitable for application to clothing. When applied to clothing, the image displays the portion of the tattoo that is covered by the clothing, or may extend the appearance of the tattoo from the skin to the adjacent clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Shuster
  • Publication number: 20150128331
    Abstract: A sports garment is disclosed for covering the lower torso, hips, crotch and behind of a wearer. The sports garment comprises: a first layer of material providing a front bodice panel, one or more backside panels and a gusset panel of the garment, and a second layer of material providing one or more pocket panels. The second layer of material extends across the entire back width of the garment so as to completely cover the backside panel, to thereby form at least one pocket opening towards the bottom of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Stefanï Grosse
  • Patent number: 9027169
    Abstract: An article of apparel may include a base layer and a cover layer. The cover layer may be stitchlessly-secured to an exterior surface of the base layer and positioned to extend along a side area and from a pelvic region to a leg region of the base layer. A width of the cover layer may be greater in the pelvic region than the first leg region. In some configurations, a frictional resistance of the exterior surface of the base layer may be greater than a frictional resistance of a surface of the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Patent number: 9003571
    Abstract: The present invention features a panties system with built-in storage covers for sanitary pad. The panties include an elastic waistband, a front panel and a back panel, a crotch panel to cover the genital area, a pair of leg openings. The crotch panel has a first crotch cover and a second crotch cover. The covers are adjacent to each other and sewed to the leg openings. The covers have optional elastic edges to hold sanitary pads on position securely between the crotch panel and crotch covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Sonya D. Lewis-Williams
  • Publication number: 20150096112
    Abstract: “The Omnistring” is, and will be, one of the key elemental design foundations for the future and evolution of lingerie and undergarment manufacturing. It is not so much defined by sexual characteristics, rather it allows the one who wears it to define it's own characteristics by application of the dual overlapped elastic under-band supports, serving as support and adornment of the pubic area and buttocks. Though incredibly simple in design, “The Omnistring” is actually quite complex in regards to the various modes of wear. It surpasses the notion of “unisex” as it is accessible, and not confined to just male and female, but to persons of sexual transformation/trans-gender procedure and/or augmentation, sexual mutilation, malformation and persons lacking in genetalia as well—thus, by definition, the title of “Omnistring” is aptly given.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Gabriel Isaac Velez
  • Publication number: 20150089719
    Abstract: At least one reflective element may be integrated into or otherwise coupled to any suitable undergarment, where the reflective element may enable a user wearing the undergarment to see a reflection of the user's genitalia. For example, this may substantially improve a woman's ability to see her own genitalia any time she is wearing an undergarment without the necessity to carry and hold a separate mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Irina Miloslavsky, Gary Haikin
  • Publication number: 20150074874
    Abstract: An undergarment is configured to be wearable by a wearer and includes a waist portion positionable around a portion of the torso of the wearer. The undergarment also includes a front panel extending from the waist portion. The front panel defines a pouch portion positionable so as to extend outwardly and upwardly from an area between the legs of the wearer. The front panel further has an opening defining spaced apart lateral ends and an apex vertically disposed above the lateral ends. A flap extends from the pouch portion and defines first and second lateral edges extending away from the lateral ends of the opening to a free end of the flap. The flap is releasably attachable with a portion of the front panel adjacent the opening so as to be selectively moveable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Drawbridge Worldwide LLC
    Inventor: Harrison Ferber
  • Publication number: 20150064280
    Abstract: This Invention Patent application consists of a fabric to be used in textile applications, which makes those items more comfortable and increases their bactericidal capacity, both in the number of types that it fights, and in the time that this capacity is effective, using a mixture of fibres and performing a series of treatments prior to the final manufacture of the textile goods that reinforce the properties of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Oscar DEUMAL RUBIO, David CAHISA GALLARDO, Alejandro ROBAS COBOS, Xiaozhang WANG
  • Patent number: 8959666
    Abstract: An undergarment includes a lower body portion having a waist opening and a crotch portion. The crotch portion has a skin contact surface and an outer surface and includes a weft knit fabric portion with at least a first predominately cotton yarn. The first yarn has a moisture wicking treatment applied after being knit into the fabric. The weft knit fabric also includes an antimicrobial treatment. The undergarment has improved moisture management and comfort properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Longworth Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Black, Tim Whitley, Roger Maxey, Lauren Price
  • Publication number: 20150047094
    Abstract: Camouflage articles are formed of arrangements of portions of different colors. The lighter colored portions or parts thereof are formed of reflective ink in that particular color. This arrangement provides the article with a camouflage appearance, altering depth perception by animals in daylight, and reflectivity at night for safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Lampe
  • Publication number: 20150026869
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an undergarment having a receptacle for receiving a medical device therein, the receptacle including an opening for inserting the medical device therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
  • Patent number: 8935813
    Abstract: An article of clothing (10) comprising: a first portion (14) shaped to cover at least part of a wearer's groin or buttock region during use and extending into a gusset region of the article, and a second portion (16) shaped to extend around a wearer's body so as to hold the article against the wearer during use. The first portion (14) comprises a carbon textile layer and a backing layer, the filter layer comprising a knitted material comprising activated carbon. The second material (16) comprises one or more textile panels adjacent said first portion (14) and having elasticity greater than the elasticity of the first portion such that the second portion conforms to the shape of the wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Paul O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20150013042
    Abstract: The male undergarment includes a first part having a front portion, and a second part. The first part is adapted to surround the torso of the wearer and has an opening in the front portion. The second part has a bikini bottom-like shape and is adapted to be situated over the first part. The second part has a portion adapted to cover the first part opening. Releasable fasteners are provided for securing the second part over the first part to permit removal of the second part from the first part in response to the application of force on the second part in direction away from the first part. The second part has a portion which extends between the legs of the wearer. The undergarment is designed to be worn under and in combination with the clothes of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: JEFFREY RUSS
  • Publication number: 20140304899
    Abstract: Disclosed is an undergarment for inhibiting unwanted movement of a shirt during wear by an end-user. The undergarment has a front, a back, a torso opening defining a top, and a pair of leg openings defining a bottom. The undergarment includes an elastic retainer band extending along the circumference of the undergarment at a position proximal to the top of the undergarment, which provides a gap between the undergarment and the retainer band. The retainer band is adapted to the front of the undergarment at an approximately middle position of the front. The undergarment allows each half of a shirt to pass between the retainer band and the undergarment with sufficient tension to inhibit unwanted movement of the shirt during wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Volx Undergear, LLC
    Inventors: Hector Almonte, Sandra Carneiro
  • Publication number: 20140259304
    Abstract: An upper torso garment and a lower torso garment each comprising a respective torso encircling band. The band includes an inner layer and an outer layer with each layer having a first series of courses. The first series of courses defined by a first, covered elastomeric, yarn and a second, low friction, yarn. The first and second yarns are knit such that the second yarn is float platted with the first yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: John Mitchell, Heinz Altman
  • Publication number: 20140259305
    Abstract: An undergarment is provided that does not show through an outer garment. The undergarment includes a flexible waistband. A front panel is coupled to a front portion of the waistband, the front panel having a right corner, an opposing left corner and a center corner disposed between the right corner and left corner, the right corner, left corner and center corner being distally spaced from the waistband. A flexible first strap is coupled between the right corner and the center corner. A flexible second strap is coupled between the right corner and the center corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Amy Martin
  • Publication number: 20140250570
    Abstract: An anti-riding undergarment having a waistband; at least one fabric portion, having a top portion attached to the waistband and a bottom portion divided into two leg portions; a seam extending vertically along a rear seat portion of the undergarment from a point on the fabric portion positioned between the two leg portions to the waistband; and one or more bands spanning the seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Curtis WEBER
  • Patent number: 8813266
    Abstract: An anchored garment assembly is provided for holding an outer garment in a suspended position relative to an inner garment. The assembly includes an inner garment having a waistband and a pair of leg openings. A support loop is coupled to the inner garment. An outer garment has a top edge and a pair of leg portions extending downwardly from the top edge. A first strap has a first end, a second end, and a medial portion extending between the first end and the second end. The first end of the first strap is coupled to the outer garment. The medial portion of the first strap extends through the support loop. The second end is coupled to the outer garment whereby the top edge of the outer garment is supported by the first strap in spaced relationship to the waistband of the inner garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Green
  • Publication number: 20140201892
    Abstract: A knit fabric is provided having a fabric weight of no more than 20 OPSY (ounces per square yard) prepared from a combination of yarns of a fire-resistant rayon yarn, and an aramid yarn; wherein the knit fabric provides a V50 value of at least 600 fps, measured in accordance with MIL-STD-3207, and particularly provides flame resistance properties, antimicrobial properties, high air permeability, and high water vapor transmission, and a garment formed therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew KOLMES, James Threlkeld
  • Publication number: 20140196196
    Abstract: The present invention provides underwear that are configured for use with pants that are worn below the waistline of a user. The underwear may comprise a wide waistband that is configured to cover from one-third to one-half the total length of the underwear, whereby the waistband occupies an area from just above to just below the waistline of a user. Alternatively, the underwear may comprise hooks that are adapted to hold and maintain a pair of pants at a fixed distance from the waistline, and pockets for holding a user's belongings. The underwear may be made of an elastic material, such as nylon, and may be decorated with a variety of aesthetic colors and designs to suit the tastes of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Linda Lee
  • Patent number: 8769726
    Abstract: An article of clothing includes a front portion, a rear portion oppositely positioned from the front portion, a waistband encircling a top of each of the front portion and the rear portion, a right leg panel and a left leg panel extending downward from the waistband in the rear portion, a rear right band extending downward from the waistband and flanking a lateral edge of the right leg panel, a rear left band extending downward from the waistband and flanking a lateral edge of the left leg panel, a sacrum guide that runs horizontally between the rear right band and the rear left band, and a pubis guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Rodney B. Burke
  • Publication number: 20140182048
    Abstract: This invention relates, in general, to a unisex, underwear or an undergarment for the lower body region. Specifically, this invention is providing an extended crotch opening for the purpose of relieving bodily wastes in an unsecure area, all the while staying as visually clothed as possible. The zipper opening is operational with a pull cord for hand cleanliness. This undergarment establishes a low level of nudity while providing the highest level of dignity, comfort and protection so desperately needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Kimberly Shawn Gregory
  • Patent number: 8763165
    Abstract: The invention refers to a pair of male pants intended to be used preferably by sportsmen and by other active persons and comprising a waist portion (2) connected to back and front portions (3, 4), which at the crotch (5) of the wearer are interconnected or merge into each other, said front portion (4) on its inside (6) comprises a sewn on pocket (7) having an upper free edge portion (8) extending in a direction inwards to the pants, the height position of the edge portion (8) is adjustably fixable in relation to the waist portion (2) by aid of an adjustment means (9) extending from said waist portion (2) and having two end portions (15;16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: RevolutionWear Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Söderström
  • Patent number: 8752217
    Abstract: An integrally molded, multi-part athletic protector with a rigid upper core cup, a semi-rigid lower scrotal bridge joined to the lower edge of the rigid core cup and adapted for both longitudinal and lateral flexion, and a flexible marginal cushion lining the interior surfaces of the core cup and scrotal bridge with a rolled peripheral edge contoured to the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Franklin Sports, Inc
    Inventor: Scott F Cheney
  • Publication number: 20140115757
    Abstract: A method for producing a wearing article includes conveying a front-abdominal-portion forming strip and a rear-dorsal-portion forming strip; dividing the front-abdominal-portion forming strip being conveyed, along a dividing line parallel to a width direction thereof; holding a relative positional relationship between two segments of the front-abdominal-portion forming strip on both sides of the dividing line; within a period of implementation of the step of holding, detachably attaching a first attaching-detaching member to the front-abdominal-portion forming strip in such a manner as to cover the dividing line, thereby restricting a relative displacement between the segments of the front-abdominal-portion forming strip on both sides of the dividing line; joining the front-abdominal-portion forming strip and a front region of a crotch portion together; and joining the rear-dorsal-portion forming strip and a rear region of the crotch portion together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Publication number: 20140101815
    Abstract: A garment includes an outer garment having a shorts portion with an inner side and a pair of elastic tethers having first fastening elements, and an undergarment having a front panel and a pair of second fastening elements. Each of the first fastening elements of the tethers of the shorts portion is adapted to engage releasably a corresponding one of the second fastening elements of the undergarment. The first and second fastening elements may include snap elements, buttons, pins, zippers, or hook and loop fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Frances Caulfield, Nancy Farkas
  • Publication number: 20140101818
    Abstract: An underwear garment has a pocket for housing a sound-emitting device. The device plays a desired pre-recorded sound and is removable for the purpose of interchanging devices so different sounds may be chosen. The sounds can include popular song lyrics, school alma mater songs, and sports team cheers and theme songs. The device may have recording capabilities so the wearer may replay a personalized prerecorded message while wearing the undergarment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: STACY WINGATE
  • Publication number: 20140075651
    Abstract: An undergarment configured to secure a second garment thereto, including an undergarment shaped to be worn about the hip region of a user. The undergarment includes a loop system extending outwardly from a non-crotch area of the undergarment and including a plurality of anchor modes having differing heights up the undergarment. The undergarment includes an attachment member coupled to the loop system, including a clip and a coupling device coupled to the clip and selectably coupleable to the loop system at the anchor modes. The loop system further includes an elongated member coupled vertically to the undergarment at a plurality of spaced positions, thereby forming successive independent loops The undergarment includes a length adjustment device configured to selectably adjust an effectual height of the clip extending therefrom. The loop system further includes a plurality of successive independent loops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Darnell Jones
  • Publication number: 20140069624
    Abstract: An article made up of a substrate which has a polymer coating applied to at least one of its surfaces, wherein the polymer coating forms an interrupted pattern such that at least 10% to 80% of the substrate surface remains uncoated, and wherein the polymer coating comprises a moisture permeable polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Richard Ivey Blackwell, Todd Schroeder, Kuitian Tan, Jens Kohnert, Bert Krutzer, Alem Tadesse, Steven Huynh, Chad Rankin
  • Patent number: 8661569
    Abstract: Functional underpants comprise a penis support member having a double structure comprising an outer cloth and an inner cloth, a scrotum support member having a single structure and being formed vertically under and connected to the penis support member, and a rear member connected to a lower end of the scrotum support member having the single structure. The outer cloth of the penis support member includes a first bending section, a second bending section having a horizontal length and formed under the first bending section, and a first curved portion formed between the first and second bending sections, which create a penis pocket along with the inner cloth of the penis support member. The scrotum support member includes the second bending section, a third bending section, and a second curved portion formed between the second and third bending sections, which form a scrotum pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Gyeong-Su Baek
  • Publication number: 20140041101
    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: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Kasandra Isaacson
  • Publication number: 20140033400
    Abstract: This revolutionary new type of underwear is designed for people, young or old, that suffer from back problems, have casts on their legs, have knee problems or are in need of post surgery care. The soft velcro hoop and loop side closure will eliminate all the difficulties and needless struggles that come with trying to get dressed and will also eliminate the need for other people's help. The newly designed underpants are similar to any regular underpants with the exception that they do not need to be pulled up or down. They can be made of cotton, nylon, polyester or any other fabric suitable for underwear and they can be any kind of color desired and all variety of prints, whatever comfort or style every individual will prefer and, of course they can be made in any range of appropriate sizes for the consumer to enjoy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Graziella Piera Cugnetti
  • Publication number: 20140013490
    Abstract: A permanently closed containment pant includes an elastically extensible chassis and a sling positioned within the chassis. The sling is joined to the front waist region and the back waist region. The sling includes a fluid-impervious base sheet and a containment flap joined with the base sheet to create a fluid-impervious pouch. The sling also includes a first transition and a second transition that are elastically extensible in a longitudinal direction and in a transverse direction. The base sheet is a fabric laminated with polyurethane and the containment flap is a fabric laminated with polyurethane. The polyurethane surface of the base sheet is ultrasonically joined in facing relationship with the polyurethane surface of the containment flap. The permanently closed containment pant is substantially devoid of an integrated absorbent core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Stacy Elaine Evenson, Stephen Carl Baumgartner, Angela Ann Johnston, Marcille Faye Ruman, Kevin Leon LaBerge, Connie M. McMorrow, Brooke Ann Robaidek, Katherine Carol Shaw
  • Patent number: 8615815
    Abstract: A brief style elastic undergarment designed for the particular needs of a portly person having an enlarged abdomen. The undergarment is constructed of elastic spandex material and has a high cut back and a low cut front so the waistband traverses the torso passing across the small of the back thence under the abdomen. The undergarment further comprising an auxiliary elastic waistband specifically intended to hold abdominal hernias in, and an attached supporting undershirt. Thus the elastic in the briefs and the auxiliary band press small hernias back into the abdominal cavity. For use by males, there is a hole through which the penis and scrotum project to avoid being compressed and allowing a snug, pressure fit across the front. The garment may be used as sleepwear and athletic wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Daryl Dahlquist