Underwear Patents (Class 2/400)
  • Publication number: 20100312306
    Abstract: This invention is a pair of Compression Tights that fit very snugly on the legs and stimulate the cells of the muscle via light, almost imperceptible, electric pulses. These tights can be worn during exercise to complement the benefits of exercise or after exercise to enhance the recovery process. Unlike current muscle stimulators, CEPT does not try to contract the muscle, instead it lightly stimulates the muscle. During use, an individual will notice a light tingle through the muscle. This device is not to be confused with stimulators designed to tone muscles, heal injuries, burn calories, or teach muscle memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Aidan Walsh, Alexander Wechsler
  • Patent number: 7827623
    Abstract: A wearing article (4 to 4D) includes a main body (5 to 5D) having a front part (P), a back part (Q) and a crotch part (R) coupling the front part (P) and the back part (Q). The main body (5A to 5D) includes a pair of waist edges (T) opposed to each other and a pair of leg edges (S) opposed to each other. A shirring (15) is so formed in a substantially widthwise middle portion of the crotch part (R) of the main body (5 to 5D) as to shorten a space between the front part (P) and the back part (Q). A ratio of the length (L1) of the crotch part (R) along the forward and backward direction (X) to a length (L2) between the pair of waist edges (T) is 1:15 to 1:2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Shuhei Kurata
  • Publication number: 20100275346
    Abstract: Contemplated padded undergarments are form-fitted and have a higher than normal ratio of waist circumference to leg circumference and include a padded area that covers substantially the entire contact area of buttocks and legs with a chair when a person wearing such undergarment is sitting on the chair. Such undergarments are particularly advantageous to provide symptomatic relief for a person diagnosed with HIV infection, a neoplastic disease, chronic diabetes, and/or advanced age, which is typically accompanied by lipoatrophy, lipodystrophy, and/or sarcopenia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Terry Delonas
  • Patent number: 7823223
    Abstract: A pair of underpants including a front part, a back part, a crotch part and two leg holes delimited by the parts. The underpants further include a releasable connection for connecting the crotch part to the front part and allowing an opening to be formed in the crotch area. The releasable connection extends from one leg hole to the other and includes two parts, one overlapping the other in the closed condition. The ends of a part of the releasable connection are provided with a flexible protection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Lena Ehmsen
  • Patent number: 7810173
    Abstract: This is a two piece garment used in a shower that provides a barrier between male genitalia and hot water, which protects male fertility. The testes will stay cooler by using the garment. This will protect the viability of the user's semen. One piece is a solid, rigid, water impermeable cup that fits around the male genitalia that is open on the end and oriented downward. It is held over the groin area with a supporter made from stretchable, water tolerable material. A unique feature of the cup is the open bottom. This opening allows water to drain that may enter, and allows air to circulate around the testicles, both help to maintain a cooler environment. The cup is held in place by the supporter that fits around the legs and waist. The supporter is intended to only be used to hold the cup in place against the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Todd McAuley Lambeth
  • Publication number: 20100251455
    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: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Lampe
  • Patent number: 7805768
    Abstract: A shield protects an outer garment, such as a pair of pants, against visible staining caused by a small amount of liquid, such as urine or lactating milk. The shield includes a multiple layer laminate constructed of an absorptive layer, a soft plastic barrier layer adjoined on one side to said absorptive layer, and a gripping layer on an opposite side of said soft plastic layer adapted to mechanically lock and adhere onto the outer garment. The shield is placed into the zipper fly or crotch area of any male or female pant garment, or inside of a blouse of a lactating woman. The shield provides a healthy safe barrier between the individual and the garment. It remains securely in place and feels cool and comfortable and can be changed easily when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Christine Martz
  • Patent number: 7788739
    Abstract: A male undergarment providing a comfort barrier between the groin and outerwear with enhancements for promoting male fertility. By use of less restrictive (and confining) clothing adjuncts to the conventional undergarment, an environment for genitalia, primarily the testes, is acquired that will reduce the level of body heat accumulating in the zone or regions proximate those organs. Elements are used that will reduce the normally existing temperatures: a dam, consisting minimally of a fabric partition, for compartmentally segregating genitalia from the loins; thermally isolation, by use of suitable insulative/reflective fabrics, on the dam and between the segregated organs and groin regions; and, a vented, independent, scrotal compartment. Contrary to the modern norm, the genitalia are allowed to assume a more natural, pendulous suspension, one more conducive to the vitality of spermatozoa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Peter C. Della Ratta
  • Patent number: 7784114
    Abstract: Mascot type storage shorts that are compact at time of carrying, enable sanitary storage, and have excellent fashionability include a mascot-shaped body which is sewn or otherwise attached to any one of the front panel, rear panel or waist portion of a shorts main body, and the shorts main body can be stored through a storage port provided on the rear surface of the mascot-shaped body. The mascot-shaped body is produced as a mascot in the shape of a doll, flower, animal or other motif, and in consideration of convenience at time of carrying, a locking mechanism enables the mascot type storage shorts to be hung from a key holder or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Taeko Kume, Kiyoshi Kume
  • Publication number: 20100212071
    Abstract: Described is an adsorption filter material, in particular for NBC protective apparel, preferably for wearing next to the skin, in particular as an undergarment (underwear), wherein the adsorption filter material has a multilayered construction, wherein the multilayered construction comprises a first textile sheet material, a second textile sheet material and an adsorption layer disposed between the first and the second textile sheet materials, wherein the adsorption layer includes discrete, in particular grain-shaped, preferably sphere-shaped, sorbent particles, preferably based on activated carbon, adsorbing chemical and/or biological poison and noxiant materials, in particular warfare agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Bertram Böhringer, Anna Varga-Molnar
  • Patent number: 7774865
    Abstract: The present invention relates to athletic support garment having a support panel sized and shaped to encircle a person's waist or hips, and a crotch panel, the support panel having a front side, back side, top edge and bottom edge, the crotch panel having a front seamless portion sized and shaped to contain a person's genitals, a rear portion sized and shaped to cover the space between the buttocks but not restrict or impede movement of the person's legs and a strap portion joining the front portion and rear portion of the crotch panel, a first end of the crotch panel attached to the front side of the bottom edge of the support panel and a second end of the crotch panel attached to the rear side of the bottom edge of the support panel; wherein the support panel and crotch panel are formed from a fabric comprising a blend of a synthetic fiber and at least 10% of a stretchable fiber wherein the tensile strength of the fabric is sufficient to hold the genitals on top of and against the pubic bone above the crotc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Regg Miller
  • Publication number: 20100192289
    Abstract: To provide a foam-molded product which is light-weight and superior in formability, flexibility and shock absorbing capacity, and which exhibits favorable tactile impression and excellent safety, as well as a shock absorber using the same that provides favorable feel in wearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Miaki Shibaya, Masaoki Gotou, Mitsunaga Noda
  • Patent number: 7762262
    Abstract: A garment includes a bifurcated body having front and rear sections wherein the front section is provided with a sheath oriented about a genital region and includes a ribbed outer surface. The rear section is provided with a plurality of apertures and is oriented about a buttock region respectively. The ribbed outer surface includes a plurality of protrusions. The apparatus further includes a mechanism for fastening the garment about the user's waist. A condom is positionable about a user's penis wherein a proximal end portion of the condom is engageable about the ribbed outer surface of the sheath, defining a frictional contact area for assisting to maintain the condom positioned about the penis during sexual activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Jorge L. Granja
  • Publication number: 20100166832
    Abstract: Silver coated nylon fibers are disclosed that can be used to make fabrics that are silver coated on one side of the fabric. Silver coated nylon fabrics provide an antimicrobial surface which remains on the surface and retains its antimicrobial characteristic until destroyed. The methods of adherence of the silver to the nylon fabric may be performed in a number of ways. The creation of a single fabric with one side silver coated and the other side being dyed or left natural is encompassed within this invention. In addition there can be more than two yarns creating the fabric such as the use of spandex to provide a more elastic garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Edmund Michael Ingle, Bennett James Fisher, Jerry W. Finney
  • Publication number: 20100162469
    Abstract: An undergarment having rapid donning and doffing capability without the wearer needing to remove his pants and shoes. The apparatus consists of a single unit of wearable fabric having a body portion and two identically long extending left and right leg segments. Three closure systems, containing male parts and female counterparts, are separated and sewn at opposite, respective sides of the undergarment. The two sides of the body portion are wrapped around the waist in the front of the lower abdomen perpendicular to the waist and the closure system fastened thereupon enveloping the waist, buttocks, hips, and lower abdomen. Thereafter, the sides of the extending left leg segment are pulled around the leg and the closure system fastened along the inner leg thereupon enveloping the left leg. The same process is repeated on the right leg thereupon forming a complete undergarment. Dismantling simply means unfastening all the closure systems and removing the undergarment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Patsy Joseph Parise
  • Publication number: 20100132411
    Abstract: Knitted product of the type of briefs, knickers, but mainly tights, including the body part and leg parts, closed in the crotch area by opposite extra courses, in which at least one of the extra courses (7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4) is created in the direction of the top (V1, V2, V3, V4) at first by the extending part (7.1A, 7.2A, 7.3A, 7.4A) and then by the narrowing part (7.1B, 7.2B, 7.3B, 7.4B). The method of knitting of the knitted product of the type briefs, knickers, but mainly tights, closed in the crotch area by at least one pair of opposite extra courses, where the extra courses are knitted by reverse run while in case of extra courses on leg parts, their edge links of the extending part are knitted together with the links of the last continuous line of the leg part, while in case of the extra courses on the body part, the edge links in the extending parts are knitted together with the links of the first continuous line of the body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Ján Ando
  • Publication number: 20100125926
    Abstract: This garment, undergarment and/or short is used as swimwear for any wearer from infant through adult, male or female. This garment, undergarment and/or short is used for but not limited to babies, children, adults, swimmers, beachgoers, sunbathers, surfers, bodyboarders, skimboarders, snorkelers, scuba divers, jetskiers, parasailers, sailors, waterskiiers, etc. This garment, undergarment and/or short is used for the purposes of, but not limited to: (a) helping to keep any type of debris from entering into the garment and away from the skin of the wearer; for helping to protect the wearer from getting friction, rashes, irritation, chafing, blisters, burning, itching; for helping to keep all of the items above from irritating or annoying male and female's genitalia and buttocks; and for keeping babies comfortable from all of the elements above as well as helping to keep these elements out of their diapers. The garment is form fitting for comfort and performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Concetta Simonetti, Meryl D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20100125927
    Abstract: This invention is a unique method to manufacture, package, market, distribute and sell coordinated non-matching items which have traditionally been matched. This invention includes the creation and use of a system for coordinating the non-matching items. It further includes the packaging of the coordinated non-matching products in both traditional and non-traditional quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: MISS MATCHED, INC.
    Inventors: Jonah Staw, Arielle Eckstut, Leslie Jonath
  • Patent number: 7721355
    Abstract: A man's underpants having a penis of the wearer received in an arc-shaped groove of the soft penis separator so as to separate the penis and scrotum from each other, thereby preventing the contacting portion between the penis and scrotum from humidity and odor and also preventing the penis from being moved or inserted between the flesh inside of the thigh during exercising or sitting for long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Seong Bok Jin
  • Patent number: 7722593
    Abstract: A thong underpant which may be combined with a full sanitary napkin, and a method of making the same; the pad may be formed integrally with the disposable thong underpant, or the back end of the sanitary napkin affixed, as by sewing, to the stretched thong, or the front panel of the thong may be continued into the crotch region to form a partial crotch panel, just big enough to receive the adhesive on the underside of a generally rectangular sanitary napkin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Margaret Lee
  • Patent number: 7721356
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a garment with a crotch part, which can be extremely easily formed and can be supplied at low cost with a small number of parts and joining positions. The garment with the crotch part imparts a difference in stretchability to the crotch part so as to be well fitted to a recess and projections of buttocks to provide three-dimensional feeling of wearing. Further, the garment provides comfortable feeling of wearing by its excellent contact with skin. The garment with the crotch part according to the present invention includes the crotch part formed of two substantially triangular stretchable fabric materials, and apex portions of a rear body are overlapped and joined with apex portions of a front body, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Utax Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shohei Utaka
  • Patent number: 7716752
    Abstract: A protective undergarment is provided according to exemplary aspects of this invention. The undergarment includes a waist portion adapted to encircle the waist of a user. The undergarment also includes a crotch portion having an end segment extending from the waist portion, a central segment, and a terminal end segment attachable to the waist portion. The terminal end segment of the crotch portion extends substantially perpendicular to the waist portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: First Quality Retail Services, LLC
    Inventors: Fredrica V. Coates, Donald A. Sheldon
  • Patent number: 7716753
    Abstract: An improved women's undergarment includes a flexible, generally triangular front panel having a bottom corner and top left and top right corners and a rear waistband extending between and connecting the top left and top right corners of the front panel extending partially circumferentially rearwards therefrom. Finally, a pair of lower loop straps is included, one extending between and connecting the top left corner and bottom corner of the front panel and one extending between and connecting the top right corner and bottom corner of the front panel such that when the undergarment is being worn, the front panel being adapted to cover the female genitalia of a person wearing the undergarment with the rear waistband extending around the rear of the waist of a person wearing the undergarment and the left and right lower straps extending around and underneath the buttocks of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: David J. Franko
  • Publication number: 20100107312
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of undergarments with substantially transparent portions. Embodiments of the undergarments are configured to be worn around the pelvis of a user and may include one or more panels of substantially transparent material surrounding a substantial portion of the waist area and a fabric portion sized and positioned to substantially cover the genitals of a wearer. In some embodiments, the substantially transparent material comprises perforations and may comprise polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Janice Jaraicie
  • Publication number: 20100077535
    Abstract: A multi-sectional waistband quick release undergarment is provided. The multi-sectional waistband quick release undergarment includes a multi-sectional waistband having a first waistband section and a second waistband section for securing the undergarment to a wearer's body. An undergarment body includes a front panel and a rear panel, which are joined to the first waistband section and the second waistband section, respectively. At least a portion of the first waistband section is releasably secured to at least a portion of the second waistband section, and at least a portion of the front panel is releasably secured to at least a portion of the rear panel. When a predetermined breakaway force is exerted on the second waistband section, the second waistband section releases from the first waistband section and the rear panel releases from the front panel; and thereby provides effective protection against wedgies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: JUDY KIMBERLY, Julie Serovich, Jared Serovich, Justin Serovich
  • Patent number: 7685651
    Abstract: An undergarment for men is formed with multiple layers of fabric materials attached together. A first fabric piece (10) is formed in a brief shape to have a front part (10c), a rear part (10d), a pair of side parts (10e) extending between the front and rear parts (10c, 10d), and a bottom part (10f) extending between a lower portion of the front part (10c) and a lower portion of the rear part (10e), the front part (10c) having a first elastic thread line (14) attached by stitching or sewing to a central area of the front, bottom, and rear parts (10c, 10f, 10e) to exert a suitable elastic force a genitalia region of the wearer. A second fabric piece (20) is attached externally to the first fabric piece (10), wherein the second fabric piece has a belt-like shape extending in a circumferential direction and covering a substantial portion of the first fabric piece (10) but not covering a central portion of the front part of the first fabric piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Dae-kyu Yoo
  • Publication number: 20100064409
    Abstract: A shape enhancing garment to be worn upon a wearers body for the purpose of increasing or enhancing a visual buttock profile of the wearer is described. The shape enhancing garment is characterised in that it includes an outer rear fabric portion and an inner rear fabric portion arranged in an overlying manner. The shape enhancing garment further includes a first pocket and a second pocket, each pocket located upon an inner surface of the inner rear fabric portion. Each pocket is arranged to receive a shape defining pad and to retain the shape defining pad therein such that, in use, each shape defining pad is disposed adjacent a buttock of the wearer so as to create a visual buttock profile that is enhanced. A shape defining pad for use in a shape defining garment is also described, as is a method of manufacture of said shape defining pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Bruce Bary Buckley
  • Patent number: 7676853
    Abstract: An article of clothing including a pair of underwear for a male adult comprises a waistband, an underwear section comprising buttocks, hips, and male package covering portions, defining a pair of leg holes therebetween, and a pouch, secured to the rear of the front portion of the waistband and suspended above the bottom of the underwear, the pouch having side edges which inwardly overly the leg holes with the bottom of the pouch tacked to the center of the underwear section. The pouch is preferably provided with a rear edge made from slightly elastic material. The pouch is preferably breathable material, even more preferably made from cotton. The pouch can be integrated into a pair of boxers, briefs, pajamas, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald S. Cutlip
  • Patent number: 7678718
    Abstract: A base layer apparel is provided that is formed from a single or double-knit fabric. The fabric is formed of ring spun fire resistant yarns that are an intimate blend of at least 60 percent modacrylic fibers and up to 40 percent fire-resistant viscose fibers. Anti-microbial and wicking treatments may be applied to the knit fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Longworth Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Harris, Tony G. Connor
  • Patent number: 7669253
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Che-Wen Lin
  • Patent number: 7669248
    Abstract: Continuousness and stability of an effect of preventing hip hemlines from rising in walking or a crouching posture are improved. A clothing has: a front body 11 and back body 12 which are stretchable; and a gusset 13 which is disposed between an inner crotch front portion 22 of the lower end of the front body 11 and an inner crotch rear portion 23 of the lower end of the back body 12, to cover a groin portion. The curvature of the rear end portion 13b which is formed in the gusset 13 into a convex arcuate shape is made larger than that of the inner crotch rear portion 23 which is formed in the lower end of the back body 12 into a concave arcuate shape, and the rear end portion 13b and the inner crotch rear portion 23 are stitched together to dispose a dart 26 which three-dimensinalizes so as to suit a bulged shape of a buttock lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Ikuo Toratani
  • Patent number: 7650702
    Abstract: A device for locating and marking the optimum position of the center of a hole for receiving a stoma in a hernia support, said device being in the form of work piece provided with a pattern for identifying and recording the optimum position for placing of the center of the hole provides a simple device and method for an easy determination and marking of the site for a customized hole in standard hernia trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Jessen Jensen
  • Publication number: 20100005569
    Abstract: Disclosed is a use of a memory foam insert in bras, camisoles, shorts, and briefs. The memory foam insert is designed to limit and prevent the bouncing motion through the breast and gluteal area during rigorous athletic activity. The invention conforms and molds itself to the individual's shape and figure, thereby allowing for a comfortable and secure fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: El L. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20090320184
    Abstract: A fly for a flexible panel or closure, such as for a garment such as pants. The fly may have a generally L-shaped opening and an overlying cover panel which significantly overlaps the opening it covers. The overlying cover panel may have a pull tab. Closure may be magnetically enhanced. Pants having the fly may include front and/or rear discharge suppressing panels. Constituent material of garments may comprise nylon and polyester generally, with cotton portions and a spandex waistband, and may be sufficiently rigid in places to avoid bunching and to automatically align the overlying cover panel with the opening when released from manual grasp. Short pants such as underwear may be long enough to oppose spontaneously riding up in the course of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Brain Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20090307829
    Abstract: A hip protector pad absorbs impact energy at a vulnerable area of a greater trochanter of an adult human hip. The pad has a continuous sheet of flexible honeycomb material having faces covered with a cover material and a layer of compliant and resilient foam on an inner side and an outer side of the honeycomb material. The pad is flexible to conform to a shape of the hip area. The cover material reduces a penetration of the foam into cells of the honeycomb material when subjected to impact. The pad is effective to reduce an impact of a fall of an adult human on the vulnerable area to be below an average adult human hip fracture impact level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: ComfiHips, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Paul ONROT, Iris GRANT ONROT
  • Patent number: 7631369
    Abstract: An athletic supporter is provided having a stability anchor located between a groin portion and a back portion, which extend from the front and back, respectively, of a waistband. The stability anchor is formed of a non-stretch fabric and provides increased compression, supporting, cupping and lifting for the male athlete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Winds Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Urban Geiwald, Martin Roesch
  • Publication number: 20090275910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the high production speed manufacturing of articles comprising a closed or hoop structure, such as garments like pants, or absorbent articles like diapers, having a waist- and leg hoops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Christoph Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20090260124
    Abstract: A woven or knitted fabric, formed from two types of yarns different in self-elongating property upon absorbing water and capable of facilitating the air-permeability when wetted with water, is constituted so that a ratio A/B of a mean length A of high water-absorbing, self-elongating yarns (1) to a mean length B of lower water-absorbing, self-elongating yarns (2) arranged in the same direction as that of the yarn (1) property is adjusted to 0.9 or less, the wetted fabric exhibits a change in roughness of 5% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Satoshi YASUI, Seiji Mizohata, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Kengo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7596816
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to reversible pants which can be worn in a conventional manner on the wearer's true waist with the added capability of being reversed to showcase a second side to simulate the fashion trend wherein the underwear is seemingly exposed above the pants' waistline, with the waistline dropped below the conventional waist and hips of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventors: Tyrone Oneil Henry, Fermin Joseph Esson
  • Publication number: 20090217442
    Abstract: A pant has a garment shell. The garment shell includes a front region, a back region, a contracted crotch region, side seams connecting the front region to the back region, two leg openings, and hanging legs. At least a portion of each of the front region, the back region, the contracted crotch region and the hanging legs include portions of a single flat web. The hanging legs include no elasticization around a full periphery of the leg openings and are adapted to hang loosely about a wearer's thigh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Heather Schenck Mortell, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Robert Lee Popp
  • Patent number: 7581262
    Abstract: A pair of panties with a skin-whitening effect comprises a wearing space defined therein, and one or more gel blocks each covered by a release film attached to the panties so as to press close to a groin, a waist, and borders between hips and legs of a user to wear the panties. Thereby, after the release film is torn and the panties are worn by the user, skin-whitening, skin-color-lighting, and wrinkle-softening agents contained in the gel blocks can perform skin-whitening, skin-color-lighting, and wrinkle-softening treatment on the above-mentioned user's body portions, while not disturbing the user's daily life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Chien-Jung Chiu
  • Patent number: 7578009
    Abstract: A pair of men s shorts, including under shorts, has a typical chassis with an abdomen opening, a right pant leg and a left pant leg. The user's genitals pass through an opening on the front of the chassis whenever the shorts are being worn. A hammock overlies the opening and is anchored to the chassis at two points on the right out seam, one point below the other, and two points on the left out seam, symmetrical with the right out seam attachment. The hammock is also attached to the chassis at the waist band and at the lower edge of the opening just above the left and right inseam joinder area. The hammock by being anchored at the out seams and being non-stretching in a transverse direction, acts as a sling in supporting the genitals of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventor: James Lloyd Boston
  • Publication number: 20090139003
    Abstract: A garment includes a non-bamboo fabric body portion that has at least one high perspiration area. A bamboo fabric member is affixed to the high perspiration area. In a method of making a lower undergarment, a piece of non-bamboo fabric is cut so as to form an unassembled panty having a crotch member. A piece of bamboo fabric is cut so as to correspond in shape to the crotch member. The piece of bamboo fabric is affixed to the crotch member. The unassembled panty is sewn so as to form a completed panty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Suzanne C. Lee
  • Publication number: 20090119822
    Abstract: It is the object of the invention to provide a fiber excellent in cool contact feeling which is excellent in hand and skin touch and capable of preventing unpleasant feeling in the wet state and a woven fabric, clothing, and underwear excellent in cool contact feeling and obtainable by using the fiber excellent in cool contact feeling. The invention is a fiber excellent in cool contact feeling, which contains a thermoplastic elastomer and an inorganic filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Soichi Sueto, Yoshimi Tanaka, Akihiro Sato, Tomoyuki Mita, Hirofumi Yanagizawa, Hiroki Nomura, Kazuhito Ozaki, Nanami Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20090089914
    Abstract: The present invention Cushion Cover is a thin reusable soft fabric cover to be fitted around the waist of the patient which will preserve dignity and ensure privacy when wearing hospital gowns open in the rear. It is used by adult and children. Adults size (drawstring: 60 inches long; fabric 45 inches in width and 17 inches in length) (FIG. 1); children size (drawstring: 35 inches long; fabric 25 inches in width and 13 inches in length)(FIG. 2). Adults size are one size fits all. Children size are one size fits all. The article will cover only the buttocks of the patient and does not restrict doctor's exam to patient's lower body. The article will not interfere during radiological exams or treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Regina L. Lytle
  • Publication number: 20090077719
    Abstract: A pair of panties with a skin-whitening effect comprises a wearing space defined therein, and one or more gel blocks each covered by a release film attached to the panties so as to press close to a groin, a waist, and borders between hips and legs of a user to wear the panties. Thereby, after the release film is torn and the panties are worn by the user, skin-whitening, skin-color-lighting, and wrinkle-softening agents contained in the gel blocks can perform skin-whitening, skin-color-lighting, and wrinkle-softening treatment on the above-mentioned user's body portions, while not disturbing the user's daily life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Chien-Jung Chiu
  • Publication number: 20090077720
    Abstract: Lower underwear to be put on a body for intimate contact therewith for the purpose of correcting distortion of the pelvis. The lower underwear is provided with a tightening band passing a right pubis proximity portion, a right anterior superior iliac spine proximity portion, a sacrum proximity portion, a left anterior superior iliac spine proximity portion and a left pubis proximity portion in this order when the lower underwear is put on the body. The lower underwear provided with such a band is capable of gradually correcting distortion of the pelvis and the like by tightening the pelvis without applying pressure on the abdomen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: INDY & ASSOCIATE
    Inventor: Yumi Shinomiya
  • Patent number: 7503078
    Abstract: An article called a tibbidy is disclosed to be attached to an outer garment and provide comfort and protection to the person wearing the garment when the person chooses not to wear inner- or undergarments beneath the garment. The article is a lightweight flexible fabric pad which is configured to conform to the inner surface of a garment, such as the inseam and crotch of a pair of pants or the axillary area of a shirt garment. The product has a soft comfortable top layer, optionally an intermediate supporting layer for the top layer, and an adhesive layer for adhesion to the inner surface of the garment. The product exists in various embodiments, some of which are specifically configured for use by women, others for use by men, and others of a “unisex” configuration for use by both men and women.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: The Commandos Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jo Ann Bernard, Brian K. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20090055998
    Abstract: An underwear garment having a sweat absorbing waistband is provided. The underwear garment includes a body portion having apertures for the torso of the user, as well as apertures for the legs of the user. The underwear garment also including a waistband connected to the body portion. The waistband is formed of a sweat-absorbing material, such as an elastic terry cloth that allows stretch in one direction but limits stretch in a perpendicular direction. The body portion may comprise a boxer short, brief, boxer-brief, thong, or long pants style arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Stacey Blumenfeld
  • Publication number: 20090025124
    Abstract: The invention prevents leg chafing, and keeps the garment from riding up in the wearer's crotch area, by disposing weights on the garment. If the garment is an undergarment, then Modal® fabric, a bio-based fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose from beech trees, is especially preferred, as it is extremely soft, and wicks away moisture in an effective manner. It is an object of the invention to reduce leg chafing. It is a further object of the invention to teach a method of preventing garments from riding up into the wearer's crotch area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Elizabeth Gearhart