Abstract: Shapewear garments and garment systems are provided for comfortable yet effective postural and body shape improvement. The shapewear garment as described herein includes a plurality of support bands on a rear portion of a torso body of the shapewear garment to provide effective support for different areas of the back and spine to achieve more balanced posture as well as a psychological boost from a slimmer, smoother body shape.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing leggings having a leg portion and a waistband portion, using a fabric is disclosed. The method includes brushing an outside surface of the fabric once to form a single-brushed surface. The method includes brushing an inside surface of the fabric multiple times to form a multiple-brushed surface. The method includes cutting the fabric into a plurality of pieces for the leg portion and a plurality of pieces for the waistband portion and sewing the pieces together, the waistband portion having a top edge and a bottom edge, the top edge of the waistband portion being narrower than the bottom edge of the waistband portion, the single-brushed surface of the fabric forming an inside legging surface configured to contact a wearer, and the multiple-brushed surface of the fabric forming an outside legging surface. The method includes sewing an elastic band to the top edge of the waistband.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing an article of apparel from a singular knit component in disclosed. According to techniques described herein, multiple tubular knit components may be formed in succession, and as run of knit components, by a standard flat-knit machine. Thereafter, the knit components may be separate from each other, and portions of the knit components may be removed to transform each knit component into an article of apparel.
Abstract: An undergarment includes a body having a substantially tubular shape and configured to at least partially surround a torso of a user. The body includes a pouch region about a front surface of the body, and a stitch region including held stitches, the held stitches at least partially bordering the pouch region, and the stitch region having less lateral stretch than a remainder of the body.
Abstract: A clothing system has removable leggings that have two legging portions. Each legging portion has an ankle end and a distal end; the distal end has at least one attachment mechanism and a seam of the distal end has elastic material there within. A shorts portion has a waistband and at least one mating attachment mechanism. A skirt portion is affixed to the shorts portion at the waistband. When worn, each of the legging portions is connected to the shorts portion by the attachment mechanisms and respective mating attachment mechanisms in the shorts portion and the shorts portion substantially covers and hides the distal end of each of the legging portions. When the skirt portion is deployed, the skirt portion substantially covers the shorts portion and, when the skirt portion is not deployed, the skirt portion is worn over the waistband to provide the appearance of a belt.
Abstract: An undergarment for a girl includes a center panel sub-assembly formed from two pieces, an inner center panel and an outer center panel, both having the same general outline in shape. Both the inner center panel and the outer center panel are each cut as a single piece for comfort and do not have a seam in a crotch portion. The center panel sub-assembly is stitched to a right leg component and left leg component, and which are then all in turn stitched to a waistband. The inner center panel in one embodiment is made from a cotton fabric for comfort. The outer center panel in one embodiment is made from a cotton/spandex blend to facilitate a snug fit of the undergarment. The leg components are characterized in one embodiment as extending below the crotch to ensure that modesty is maintained in various positions while wearing the undergarment.
Abstract: A young girl's modesty garment substantially covering a wearer's pelvic region and a relatively short length of the wearer's upper thighs, may include a fitted panty portion including a main panty body partially bounded by a left leg opening and a right leg opening, and a crotch portion disposed at a lower vertical edge of the main panty body and laterally centered between the left and right leg openings. The modesty garment further comprises right and left fitted leg bodies permanently affixed to and contiguous with the panty portion at a seam disposed at the right and left leg openings, respectively. The right and left leg bodies extend downward from the right and left leg openings respectively. The right and left leg bodies each have a lower end disposed below the crotch portion, such that the right and left fitted leg bodies at least partially cover the upper thighs of a user when worn.
Abstract: The invention consists of an under- or outer-garment taking the form of shorts or pants having a fold or flap which can be easily pulled open. By means of opening this flap, a woman's excretory apparatus may be revealed, allowing the woman to defecate, urinate, or both, without removing the garment. This will be found of use in cases for instance of sportswomen, who desire the ability to easily excrete in a minimum of time such that they may (for instance) return to a sporting event quickly.
Abstract: A ladies' visual privacy garment presents a smooth appearance over the vaginal area. The garment comprises a panty having a crotch portion provided with a layer of thin, flexible semi-rigid material that presents a smooth outer surface and overlies the vaginal area of the wearer, and a second layer of absorbent material.
Abstract: A medical undergarment system effective for supporting an ostomy system consists of a first diagonal catheter channel, a second diagonal catheter channel, a first vertical catheter channel, and a second vertical catheter channel. The system consists of tubing, a base undergarment, and a fluid bag. The medical undergarment system provides a comfortable yet stable ostomy system that can easily be slipped on and off by a user. The system enables convenient and easy removal of bodily fluid when using a catheter.
Abstract: An undergarment with powder dispenser and method of use. A powder dispenser is attached to an undergarment torso rear. Powder is placed within the powder dispenser and diffuses through a powder-permeable powder dispenser front wall onto the skin of a user wearing the undergarment with powder dispenser. The powder dispenser extends downwards from an undergarment torso waist substantially 80% of the way to an undergarment crotch. A powder dispenser rear wall top edge elastic keeps powder within the powder dispenser from escaping. Downwardly-sloping powder dispenser baffles extend alternatingly from powder dispenser rear wall side edges, creating a serpentine powder path to improve powder distribution. Method of use steps include inserting anti-chaffing powder through a powder dispenser mouth and into a powder dispenser reservoir, and then allowing it to diffuse through the powder dispenser front wall onto the wearer, thus helping avoid skin irritation in the buttock, crotch, and thigh areas.
Abstract: A washable female undergarment is designed for comfort and for alleviating leakage. The undergarment comprises an outer layer of a stretchable fabric, an inner layer of an absorbent fabric, and a main absorbent layer positioned between the inner and outer layers in the crotch area. The three layers are permanently secured together to form a reusable reliant undergarment.
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.
May 15, 2009
Date of Patent:
October 23, 2012
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Heather Schenck Mortell, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Robert Lee Popp
Abstract: Underpants particularly worn during intercourse which include a front panel, a rear panel, and side panels interconnecting and extending between the front and rear panels. Leg straps interconnect and extend between respective lower corners of the front and rear panels. Lower margins of the front, rear and side panels collectively define an open crotch area while padding arranged over a lower area of the front panel protectively covers a symphysis pubis area of the wearer during intercourse.
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 and a second predominately cotton yarn. At least one of the first and second yarns have a moisture wicking treatment applied prior to knitting and comprises at least about 40% of the weight of the weft knit fabric. The weft knit fabric includes an antimicrobial treatment. The undergarment has improved moisture management and comfort properties.
Abstract: An athletic cup that is convertible from a hard cup configuration to a soft cup configuration. The hard cup configuration can be used for contact sports or ball sports where maximum protection is needed. The cup can be converted to the soft cup configuration for non-contact sports where a lesser degree of protection is adequate. The cup comprises a hard cup and a soft cup that are detachably connected to each other to form the hard cup configuration. To convert to the soft cup configuration, the hard cup is detached and the soft cup is worn by itself.
April 27, 2004
Date of Patent:
November 20, 2007
Royal Textile Mills, Inc.
Mark V. Atwater, William D. Atwater, Charles R. Edwards
Abstract: The unisex active wear garment with modified fly-flap and storage pockets is a pair of shorts or pants for the lower body having a crotch opening covered by a completely removable or partially openable pocketed fly-flap. The crotch opening is designed to expose both the male anatomy and female anatomy. The wearer either partially removes or completely removes the fly-flap from the crotch opening to modestly perform bodily functions without having to entirely disrobe. Pockets on the fly-flap allow the wearer to carry necessities such as toiletries or key.
Abstract: Provided is a sanitary panty having a waist band in a waist part, leg bands in leg openings, and a napkin fitting portion in a crotch part. In a three-dimensionally shaped condition as worn, a dimensional ratio between a center front length from the crotch part to the waist part and a minimum total length from the leg opening to the waist part is in a range of 80 to 200 in the total length, as taking that the center front length is 100. In a back part, an elastic lifting member extending from the crotch part to the waist part is provided.
Abstract: A thigh anti-chafing garment to be worn with ordinary undergarments as a supplemental undergarment. The thigh anti-chafing garment includes sleeve members for removably and adjustably positioning around the thighs of a human. The sleeve members are adjustably suspended from a belt or other support adjustably positioned around the waist of the wearer by a plurality of additional supports or straps which are connected between the belt and the sleeve members.
Abstract: A rape preventing undergarment is formed from flexible cut-resistant cable and covered with fabric. The cable forms a crotch covering web with very small openings. Each side of the crotch covering web is attached to a leg encircling cable free at one end which can be wrapped around the thigh and then length adjusted and removably locked into a cable clasp at the front end of the crotch covering. A waist encircling cable is attached by cable to the rear of crotch covering and in front descends to also lock into one of the cable clasps. The cable clasps are arranged to both be locked by a single padlock. The device is easily adjusted to fit snugly so that it cannot be pulled aside, yet it is comfortable and easily removed when unlocked.
Abstract: An undergarment for people who have an overhanging upper abdomen, a fat apron, which when wearing ordinary undergarments would rub against the lower abdomen. The undergarment includes a pouch in the upper abdomen area to contain the fat apron, thereby eliminating any skin-to-skin rubbing. The pouch is formed by adding a panel to the ordinary construction of the undergarment. The pouch and crotch of the garment is lined to absorb perspiration and increase comfort for the user. The leg openings can be made adjustable in size by including fasteners on the leg. The fasteners can be of any easily adjusted construction, such as typical hook-and-eye fasteners like Velcro.
Abstract: Women's body wear is provided with a panel in the crotch area which is formed of open or loosely knit material formed using threads made up of a bundle of hydrophobic fibers having a large surface area and longitudinally extending channels to provide drier, more comfortable and "breathable" body wear. The body wear garment may be provided with an open knit exterior panel generally coextensive with the inner panel, and of the same color as the remainder of the body wear garment.
Abstract: A pants-like garment especially suitable for being worn while dancing, exercising or partaking in similar activities is described. The garment is form fitting in the buttocks and upper thigh areas but has no seams running along the crotch. An essentially curved diamond-shaped crotch piece with concave edges and long tapering sections which extend down the insides of the legs is sewn into the garment. The movement of a leg of a wearer of the garment which would otherwise cause the garment to ride up the crotch is transferred to the crotch piece in such a way that the force on the crotch piece in the area of the crotch is in the transverse direction, rather than in a direction along the crotch so that the garment therefore does not ride up the crotch.
Abstract: The garment may be in the form of a panty, panty girdle, panty hose or the like and includes a panty portion formed of single piece front and rear panels with seams connecting opposite sides and a single seam extending transversely across the crotch area. The single piece front and rear panels are formed by transversely cutting seamless tubular blanks at an angle so that one side of the tube is substantially longer than the opposite side and then longitudinally slitting the tubular lengths of fabric along the shorter sides so that each panel includes opposite cut sides and inwardly and downwardly inclined cut edges. The lower medial portions of the cut edges of the body panels are joined together to form a crotch area and the opposite cut sides of the body panels are joined by side seams to form a pair of leg openings and a single waist opening.
Abstract: The panty hose, or other type of lower body garment, includes a pair of legs and a panty portion with a crotch patch or insert in the crotch area. The crotch insert is formed by severing a predetermined length from a strip of fabric having a width substantially corresponding to the desired width of the crotch insert so that the insert is substantially diamond-shaped with two of the sides being defined by the diagonal cut lines and the remaining two sides being defined by opposite side edges of the strip. The severing of the strip of fabric to form the diamond shaped crotch insert takes place at the location where the panty hose are formed to eliminate the problem heretofore and encountered in handling crotch inserts of the type which are die cut from wide widths of fabric.
June 27, 1977
Date of Patent:
October 31, 1978
Alamance Industries, Inc.
Sam C. Safrit, Kelly W. James, Roger D. Bullock