Garment Protectors Patents (Class 2/46)
  • Patent number: 10130125
    Abstract: A bib garment for protecting a baby's clothing is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a bib garment comprises an inner section, the inner section comprising a front layer constructed using a soft absorbent material and a liquid-proof material, the inner section further comprising a first back layer constructed using a soft hypo-allergenic material. The bib garment further comprises an outer section, the outer section comprising a back layer constructed using a liquid-proof material. A top end of the inner section and top end of the outer section are joined at a fold line. The bib garment further comprises a first strap and a second strap, each of the first and second straps having a first end attached to the fold line and a second end having removable attachment materials, wherein the second end of the first strap is removably attachable to the second end of the second strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Gina Shami Sanguinetti
  • Patent number: 10051903
    Abstract: A protector for pants bottoms that serves to protect the pants bottoms from being wetted by rain, is formed of a generally tubular body having a smaller cross-section at a side adjacent a bottom opening and a wider cross-section side adjacent at its top opening. An attachment mechanism allows attaching the pants protector to one side of the pants, adjacent the knee of the wearer, and the protector is constructed to have the appearance and look of a pants bottom portion, mimicking the pants itself, from an area at the bottom of the pants to at least approximately the knee location. Thereby, during rain, upon donning a pair of the pants protectors, the bottom of the pants is protected from driving rains and one who appears at a formal event is able to remove the protectors and be left with spotless pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Rachelle Friedman
  • Patent number: 9980524
    Abstract: An undergarment for women includes a main support portion and a slip portion joined with the main support portion to form a common, seamless waistline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Tara M. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9854893
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device, system and method for improving the performance and results of a hair dryer, and more particularly for increasing the efficiency and improving the time required to dry hair, in particular curly hair. The present invention results in hair with softer curls or waves that is easier to manage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: HYRSAK, LLC
    Inventor: Gina Robinson
  • Patent number: 9763481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to breastfeeding attire, more specifically an outer garment which comprises one or more draping flaps which are removably attached from the remainder of said outer garment as to cover and uncover the chest area, wherein said one or more draping flaps are attachable to the remainder of said outer garment in two different asymmetrical configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BEAUNEN BVBA
    Inventors: Eva Elizabeth Boonen, Martine Boonen
  • Patent number: 9566046
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a kit of parts for use in a surgical procedure performed under image guidance, and particularly under real time image guidance. The kit includes a sterilized drape for use with the chosen imaging machine and which can be used to provide a sterile operating environment when the procedure is performed under the imaging beam. The kit also includes a needle holder that can keep the surgeon's hand away from the imaging beam. The needle holder is operable to hold a needle that is made from a material suitable for piercing tissue, but also substantially preserves the appearance of the needle when it is viewed under the imaging beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Kieran P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9333726
    Abstract: A method for creating new educational, and theme party products in the form of full color 3D paper napkin entities that resemble the entity that the napkin fold or origami fold is named for. Color patterns are applied to square paper napkins or serviettes which, with the like origami fold, creates a fun challenge to the individual folder to achieve the correct folded outcome. The paper napkins are both functional for everyday use, and are folding fun for seasonal & theme parties, birthdays, and are educational as they stimulate conversation and the creative mind while folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: John C. Hodges
  • Patent number: 9302603
    Abstract: An improved seat covering protects a vehicle seat from being contaminated with a fluid. The improved seat covering includes a seat covering which has a first layer mechanically coupled to a second layer, where the second layer is made from a hydrophobic material which prevents the fluid from contaminating the vehicle seat this can prevent the fluid from contaminating a cloth seat and also prevents the fluid from damaging a leather seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Martell Knight
  • Publication number: 20150101098
    Abstract: A multi-purpose garment cover comprising a generally rectangular body with a centrally disposed aperture. The rectangular body is a thin, flexible, waterproof structure sized to cover the entire upper body of a user when the multi-purpose garment cover is worn by the user. The aperture is defined by an arcuate shape at a first side and an angled shape at a second side. The aperture is the portion of the multi-purpose garment cover through which a user's head passes when the multi-purpose garment cover is put on or taken off by a user. The distinct shapes of the opposing first side and second side allow the aperture to be aligned on a user in a plurality of distinct positions on a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: LEAH MCNEILL
  • Patent number: 8990968
    Abstract: A method and system for covering from public view a nursing mother's breast and child while breast feeding, the system comprising of a particular arrangement of a decorative cover that fits around the front and neck of a mother and over the baby and includes a device that lifts the cover to provide space for the mother to breast feed the baby while maintaining coverage from public view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Patricia Garegnani
  • Patent number: 8973163
    Abstract: Protective garments for use by an infant caregiver are shown and described. In an embodiment, a protective garment includes a body for wearing over a caregiver's shoulders and upper torso and at least two soft epaulets on shoulder regions of the body. Exemplary protective garments very generally have an appearance creating the impression of an athletic shoulder pad and can be worn by a sports-enthusiast caregiver while viewing a sporting event and holding an infant. An infant's head may rest against the epaulets proving comfort for both the infant and caregiver. The epaulets and protective garment generally protect a caregiver from contact by any material which may be discharged from the infant, for example during burping of the infant. It is preferred that a pair of epaulets are provided for each left and right shoulder region in embodiments in which the protective garments generally have an appearance of football-type athletic shoulder pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Linda A. Kuever, Roy W. Kuever
  • Publication number: 20150026860
    Abstract: A patterned absorbent stain guard visually integrates an otherwise unsightly moisture absorbing stain guard b concealing, obscuring, or making more attractive the presence of the stain guard. This enables the user to hide the fact that he or she is using a stain guard. The pattern may exist on the absorbent material, on a moisture permeable front layer, and/or on the moisture impervious back layer. Perforation of the stain guard allows the user to easily customize the size and shape of the stain guard. Perforations may themselves be a part of the pattern of the stain guard. A stain guard, thicker on one end than the other, can be oriented so that one end of the item which the stain guard is protecting is pushed thither away from the source of moisture, thereby increasing the number of angles for which moisture will reach the stain guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Harriet Ashley Tsui
  • Publication number: 20140373245
    Abstract: A baby burp device configured to drape over the shoulder of a user is provided. The single-use baby burp device includes a front portion, a rear portion, and a middle portion joining the front portion with the rear portion; wherein the front portion drapes over the chest, the middle portion drapes over the shoulder and the rear portion drapes over the back; wherein each of the front, middle and rear portions comprise a top layer having a top surface, wherein the top surface makes contact with a baby and wherein at least a portion of the top surface is water-proof or water-resistant; and a bottom layer attached to the top layer or a middle layer and having a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface makes contact with the user; and an adhesive layer disposed on at least a portion of the bottom surface of at least one of the front portion, the rear portion, or the middle portion, wherein the adhesive layer makes contact with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Kristy Catrett
  • Patent number: 8850614
    Abstract: Special articles are fashioned as undergarments of a very brief nature, preferably a panty substitute. Brevity, with regard to undergarments has advantages including: comfort and ease of use, improved cooperation with outerwear and protection against soiling. The articles of the invention provide underwear function and feel. The articles are configured to be an underwear substitute without bunching, chafing, or forming visible panty lines. The underwear substitute provides comfort to the user similar to underwear without forming visible panty lines while protecting the outer garment against soiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Trudy Connor
  • Publication number: 20140259262
    Abstract: A detachable sweat absorbing liner includes a left sweat absorbing liner and a right sweat absorbing liner. The left sweat absorbing liner is removably attached with an inner frontal left neckline of an upper garment by a left fastening mechanism, and the right sweat absorbing liner is removably attached with an inner frontal right neckline of the upper garment by a right fastening mechanism. The left sweat absorbing liner and the right sweat absorbing liner include a moisture-sensitive medication, where the moisture-sensitive medication protects and improves the user's facial area upon the use of the sweat absorbing liner and the right sweat absorbing liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Richard William SCHREIBER, SR.
  • Patent number: 8793812
    Abstract: A multi-use accessory for an infant caregiver is an elongated fabric pad having first and second opposing edges with a first cut and second cut formed respectively therein. The first and second cuts are positioned at non-mirror-image locations that are along the first edge and second edge, respectively, and that are relative to a longitudinal axis of the pad. The first cut and the second cut are further separated by a distance measured along the pad's longitudinal axis. When the pad is draped over a caregiver's shoulder, one of the first and second cuts engages a portion of the caregiver's neck while a remaining one of the first and second cuts engages an upper portion of the caregiver's arm when the caregiver is supporting an infant against the pad with the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Olivia Bada
  • Publication number: 20140201881
    Abstract: A flexible garment is used to protect the wearer's clothing, head, neck and upper torso from unwanted transfer of cosmetic make-up, hair products and oils and other bodily substances as well as protect make-up and hair from being disturbed while changing clothing, comprising a single piece of material having two semi-circular bands affixed into tubes on two opposite sides or edges of the material. The object of the invention is to provide a more secure, effective and simple to use design that may be worn during application of facial cosmetics, make-up and hair products, and then converted quickly and effectively into a protective covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Musto, Tanya Hekimian
  • Patent number: 8769716
    Abstract: A moisture control garment formed of a material that has moisture wicking (hydrophobic) properties joined to another material that has moisture absorbing (hydrophilic) properties. In certain embodiments, the moisture wicking and moisture absorbing materials are of similar thickness, have the same estimated shrinkage percentage, and the fibers of such materials are positioned in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Point 3 Basketball, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Luscher
  • Publication number: 20140157476
    Abstract: A protective garment which protects outer clothing from perspiration and body oils specifically in the underarm region that comprises an outer layer fabric and an inner layer fabric. The inner layer fabric is attached to the outer layer fabric, either in the under arm regions of the body or throughout the entire protective garment. The protective garment is constructed and designed to have a neckline the extends below the breast of the female, or below the neckline of the male, removing sizing difficulties due to breast size and remaining out of view and inconspicuous when worn with clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jacqueline Del Rosario
  • Patent number: 8710477
    Abstract: A radiation protective garment having three layers including an inner layer having a plurality of apertures defined therein, a radiation protective layer and an outer layer, such garment having internal stays for supporting the garment's weight above the shoulders of the wearer with such weight resting on the wearer's waist/pelvic area, with the structure and method including an air movement device disposed on the exterior of the garment for directing an air flow through an air entry aperture formed in the outer layer and radiation protective layer with such air flow then passing through the plurality of apertures formed in the inner layer to cool the wearer of the garment. The air movement device and method can also include an air cooling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Marchione
  • Patent number: 8683614
    Abstract: The present invention is a pillow bib that generally comprises of a body portion and a plurality of adjustable straps. The body portion has a front panel and a rear panel. The front panel of the pillow bib includes an opening. The plurality of adjustable straps is provided with at least one fastening means on their free ends, for fastening the free ends together. In use, a pillow is inserted into the opening provided on the front panel of the pillow bib. The opening provides a storage space for the pillow. The pillow is in the shape of the opening, thus allowing a perfect fit. The size of the bib may be configured according to the size of the user. The bib can be tied across the shoulder in either direction, thus allowing the wearer to hold the child in either shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kathy Leung, Ninthala Su
  • Publication number: 20140082813
    Abstract: A pants guard to protect a pants leg of a pair of pants comprising a cylindrical body, where the cylindrical body envelops the pants leg; a band at a top portion of the cylindrical body, where the band wraps around a leg of a user; and a strap attached to a bottom of the cylindrical body, where the strap warps beneath a shoe of the user. The cylindrical body includes a closure to open and close the body along a side, where the closure is a hook and loop fastener, a zipper or a plurality of buttons. The cylindrical body further includes a skirt around a bottom edge, where the skirt protects the shoe from debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140082814
    Abstract: Systems and methods for apparel, wearable items, decor items, and other apparatuses configured to support a handheld device configured to generate a display are presented. Some garments are presented that have a wearable pocket for at least partially supporting a handheld device configured to generate a display that is at least partially visible through one or more apertures in the garment. Some apparel systems are presented that are configured to display an animation through a wearable prop. Ornamental designs for surface indicia, including color surface indicia, are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Digital Dudz Inc.
    Inventors: Mark B. Rober, Christien Tinsley, David Delgado
  • Patent number: 8661565
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a cover having a top edge and a stiffener comprised of a shape memory material having a material memory coupled to the cover using a securing mechanism to prevent the stiffener from rotating. In one embodiment, the material memory causes the stiffener to assume a pre-determined shape, to temporarily deform without breaking the stiffener when force is applied to the stiffener, and to reassume the pre-determined shape. In one embodiment, an end of the stiffener provides a substantially smooth surface to prevent abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait, LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • Publication number: 20140026283
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the Burping Cloth Keeper. There has always been an issue of a baby's burping cloth falling off the shoulder of the user. This jeopardizes the sanitary cleanliness of the cloth which is to come in direct contact with a baby; particularly the face. The Burping Cloth Keeper is an invention that will affix the cloth to the garment of the user by sandwiching them between two encased magnets. It will allow the user to have uninhibited movement while staying in place to care for a baby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Quiana Hayes
  • Patent number: 8595863
    Abstract: A protective covering for a stilt is presented. The protective covering includes a cylinder of flexible material. The protective covering also includes a first securing element disposed along a lower portion of the covering for retaining a lower opening of the cylinder of flexible material proximate a foot of the stilt. The protective covering further includes a second securing element disposed along an upper portion of the cylinder for securing an upper opening of the cylinder of flexible material proximate a calf of a wearer of the stilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: J.L. Plastering LLC
    Inventor: Jason A. Lamprey
  • Publication number: 20130191956
    Abstract: Chaps, such as riding chaps and, in particular, protective chaps intended to be worn by farriers and those conducting similar work, and frequently referred to as “aprons”, with improved support and/or comfort, particularly in the lumbar or sacroiliac region. The chaps have an integral belt region, extending around the front of a wearer. The belt region has extension pieces, at either end, for the attachment of a linking belt portion which is intended to pass around the back of the wearer and thus complete the belt. The linking belt portion bears an enlargement providing a lumbar support and/or a posture aid for the wearer. The attachment of the linking belt portion to the extension pieces can be accomplished by fitments which allow for quick release/engagement and/or adjustment of the belt as a whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel ELLIOTT
  • Publication number: 20130152263
    Abstract: A wader is disclosed. The wader includes a bib including a front and a rear portion, and a shoulder strap configured to couple to either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. The wader includes an adapter strap configured to couple between the shoulder strap and either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. The adapter strap is configured to support both a left side and a right side of the bib when the adapter strap is coupled to either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. In some implementations, the adapter strap includes a first buckle configured to couple to the shoulder strap and the bib, a second buckle configured to couple to the bib, and a third buckle configured to couple to the bib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Shane Hare
  • Publication number: 20130097762
    Abstract: This invention relates to an outer garment, having a first and second front panels and a back panel wherein the front panels are integrally connected at their upper ends to the back panel; first and second front flaps horizontally extending respectively from the first and second front panels; first and second back flaps horizontally extending from both sides of the back panel; a front fastening means for fastening the first and second front panels together; a first fastening means for fastening the first front and back flaps together; and a second fastening means for fastening the second front and back flaps together. The panels and flaps are essentially coextensive and integrally constructed such that they form a two-dimensional panel. In addition, in the unfolded view of the outer garment, inner edges of the first and second front panels form an angle of about 70-90 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Eun Ju PARK
  • Patent number: 8418267
    Abstract: A removably attachable promotional pocket cover comprises a single body unit generally in the shape of an arrow including a cover module and an insert module seamlessly connected thereto; the insert module generally rectangular in shape and cover module generally triangular in shape. The arrow shaped pocket cover is formed of three panel layers of material including a top panel layer and a back panel layer of wearer selected materials, and a supportive middle layer sandwiched therebetween. The cover module includes a surface area to affix promotional adornments thereon. A promotional pocket cover, method of construction and use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: Tracy Lee Shaw, Audrey Jean Alande
  • Publication number: 20130047311
    Abstract: Provided herein is a garment configured for use following upper body surgery, the garment comprising a front comprising at least one of a fixed volume of material in the breast area and a fastener configured to receive an accessory module; a back; a neckline configured to withstand gaping; and a front and back expandable element below the breast area. Also provided are an accessory module and a garment and module system for use following surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Cynthia Morency
  • Publication number: 20130036524
    Abstract: The portable burp cloth pouch comprises first and second panels, and a neck band. Each panel is elongated rectangular in shape with two long sides and two short sides. The first end of the neck band is fixedly connected to one of long sides of the first panel. The portable burp cloth further comprises a pair of mated connectors to removably connect the second end of the neck band to one of the long sides of the second panel to form a burp cloth, and a pocket on the back side of at least one of the panels for storing the first and second panels of the burp cloth to convert the burp cloth into a portable burp cloth pouch. Preferably, each side of the panel is contoured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: RACHEL A. D'ASCOLI
  • Patent number: 8370964
    Abstract: A protective garment for use while cleansing at least a portion of a user's body including: a lower garment, wherein the lower garment is adapted to releasably shield at least a portion of at least one lower extremity of an associated user while exposing an associated user's anal region; wherein the lower garment comprises a flexible, substantially waterproof member which includes: an upper region, wherein the upper region comprises a lower garment securement member which enables substantially water-tight releasable securement of the lower garment to an associated user; and a lower region, wherein the lower region and the upper region are spaced apart from one another to define a lower garment length. The protective garment optionally includes an upper garment and/or a base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bluewater Concept, LLC
    Inventor: Terry J. Kaper
  • Publication number: 20130014309
    Abstract: Protective absorbent garment accessories are disclosed herein and include an elasticized component and at least one absorbing component. In some embodiments, contemplated protective arm garment accessories comprise an elasticized component, at least one absorbing component and at least one twist or bunch component. In other embodiments, contemplated absorbent protective neck or head garment accessories comprise an elasticized component, at least one absorbing component and at least one twist or bunch component. At least one of these components may be made from, comprise or consist entirely of fabric. In some embodiments, contemplated absorbent protective garment accessories may be coupled with another garment, such as a glove, sleeve, cap, hat or stylist's protective cape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Toni Lynn Jewell
  • Patent number: 8332965
    Abstract: A hospital garment comprising a substantially rectangular main panel and a smaller flap panel seamed to an end of a free edge of the main garment. In one position, the flap panel extends across the back of the patient and is connected by ribbons to the main panel so as to conceal the buttocks and back of the patient's leg and in another orientation of the flap panel, the flap panel does not conceal the buttocks and back of the patient's leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Ralada Ryer
  • Patent number: 8312564
    Abstract: A protective garment including one or more removable layers and/or removable panels attached to a foundation garment. The removable layers or removable panels may be removed by a user if the protective garment is soiled or exposed to a contaminant. In this way, a removable layer or a removable panel may be removed and discarded by the user without needing to remove the entire protective garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Michael Beshlian
  • Publication number: 20120284893
    Abstract: A caregiver cover with a stretched torus or other like shaped body and an elongated open or closed shaped neck opening. The caregiver cover provides adequate coverage of chest, shoulders, upper arms, and upper back of a caregiver to protect the caregiver's clothes from becoming soiled when burping, holding, bathing, or otherwise performing activities common to caring for a baby; and/or to provide adequate coverage for a nursing mother to maintain privacy while nursing without fully covering the baby; and/or to provide a comfortable surface for the baby. The body may be a soft, comfortable, absorbent fabric such as terry cloth, flannel, knit or the like and/or reversible. A neck fastener and/or a collar may be joined to the body. The body may be a single layer, a double layer, a triple layer, or multiple layers with a top panel, a middle panel, a bottom panel and/or multiple panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Schalyn N. Sohn
  • Publication number: 20120251597
    Abstract: Various fibrous articles incorporating a water non-dispersible short-cut polymer microfiber are provided. The water non-dispersible short-cut polymer microfibers can be incorporated into a number of different fibrous articles including personal care products, medical care products, automotive products, household products, personal recreational products, specialty papers, paper products, and building and landscaping materials. In addition, the water non-dispersible short-cut polymer microfibers can be incorporated into nonwoven webs, thermobonded webs, hydroentangled webs, multilayer nonwovens, laminates, composites, wet-laid webs, dry-laid webs, laminates, composites, wet laps, woven articles, fabrics and geotextiles. These various end products can incorporate the water non-dispersible short-cut polymer microfibers in varying amounts based on the desired end use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Daniel William Klosiewicz, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Mark Dwight Clark, Chris Delbert Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120227151
    Abstract: An isolation gown is provided and includes a body cover portion that is open near the knee area of the wearer. The gown includes two sleeves, wherein each of the sleeves is configured to cover a wearer's arm and terminate in an arm opening located proximate a wearer's wrist, such that each arm of the wearer is covered by the sleeves to an area proximate the wearer's wrist, wherein each of the arm openings includes a continuous elastic portion surrounding the arm opening to resiliently contact the wearer's arm, and a collar defining a neck opening, wherein the collar defines a collar opening and includes a configurable connecting article to close the collar opening, wherein each of the body cover portion and the two sleeves are constructed from a material impervious to liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: McCann D. Birmingham
  • Patent number: 8257139
    Abstract: A garment and brassiere accessory that is substantially triangular in shape having attachment straps (8) extending outward from upper corners (6) of the undergarment that may be looped around shoulder straps (14) of a brassiere (13). In addition, a lower corner (7) may be looped around a center portion (16) of the brassiere. An upper band (11) of preferably elastomeric material located along an upper edge (4) of the undergarment keeps the undergarment securely against a woman's chest while being worn. The undergarment is preferably constructed from two layers of material, an outer layer (17) and an inner layer (18) so that the outer layer hides any wrinkles or indentations (19) caused by the stress of the lower corner pulling on the inner layer while the undergarment is being worn. Additional features include extension straps (20) that allow a user to adapt the undergarment to a larger chest and/or brassiere size or to wear the undergarment without a brassiere and detachable jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Michelle E. De Sousa, Jose De Jesus De Sousa
  • Patent number: 8245323
    Abstract: A head-worn liquid shield has a substantially half-circled brim, a tautening edge portion, and a sealing tube that provides an effective sealing means for protecting a user's face, nose, ears and eyes from water, soap, shampoo and other hairdressing materials. The sealing tube is compressible to result in a diameter size automatically adjusted according to the pressure exerted on the sealing tube by the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Hui Shao
  • Patent number: 8246416
    Abstract: A foldable one-piece insert (i.e., bra liner) worn between the bra and the body having irritation reducing and/or absorbent material portions which line the bra cup and that lie under the supported breast, and portions which extends toward the torso rear under the bra side straps and a portion extending below the bra line along the torso. The invention further includes a material tab disposed between the material portions lining the bra cups, which can optionally be worn up to bridge the area between the bra cups for added protection, comfort and absorption of perspiration, or be folded down and out of sight when worn with lower cut neckline outer garments. A braless liner may also be used without a bra. The braless liner may be fastened to the female torso at the rear of the female torso with attachment mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Donna J. Frye
  • Patent number: 8198616
    Abstract: A personal radiation protection garment that substantially contours to an operator's body is suspended from a suspension means. The garment is operable to protect the operator from radiation. The suspension means is operable to apply constant force. The suspension means allows operator wearing protective radiation garment to move freely in the X, Y, and Z spatial planes simultaneously, such that the protective radiation garment is substantially weightless to operator. A radiation protection face shield and flap can also be suspended from suspension means, such that face shield and flap are substantially weightless to operator. The suspension means can be mounted to a ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Interventco, LLC
    Inventor: Chet R. Rees
  • Patent number: 8181272
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an environmentally-friendly disposable product and method that permits a caretaker to easily deploy and accurately position the product with confidence that the product is hygienic, effective in efficiently protecting the caretaker's clothing, and resistant to repositioning. The apparatus for overlaying a shoulder of a user includes a generally elongate absorbent soak-resistant body element including a front portion, a rear portion and an intermediate portion joining the front portion to the rear portion, the body element shaped for deployment over the shoulder with the intermediate portion generally disposed on top of the shoulder having the front portion overlaying a portion of a chest of the user and having the rear portion overlaying a portion of a back of the user; and a retentive element coupled to the body element, the retentive element interacting with the user to resist displacement of the body element after the body element is deployed over the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: luxebaby, LLC
    Inventor: Debra L. Lee
  • Patent number: 8161571
    Abstract: An inflatable nursing bib has an air tight bladder of a flexible, impermeable sheet material. The bladder has an upper and a lower mutually convergent panels peripherally joined by a side panel. An interior partition is joined with the upper and lower panels and is sized, shaped and positioned to secure a concave depression in the upper panel. A fabric jacket is fitted over the bladder. A strap is used to secure a baby bottle in place on top of the upper panel whereby the bottle is oriented in a nipple-down attitude. Opposing flaps extend from the jacket to secure the bib around a baby's neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Cathy Beaupain
  • Publication number: 20120042430
    Abstract: A wearable burping shield has a torso portion and an over-shoulder portion. The over-shoulder portion comprises a layered construction having an outer moisture absorbent layer, and a second waterproof layer. Together the torso portion and over-shoulder portion define an armhole for receiving an arm therethrough so that the shield may be readily worn while holding an infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Riki Kim McConaghy, Ross Alexander McConaghy
  • Publication number: 20120023634
    Abstract: There is currently nothing available to temporarily wear on the penis to stop the drops before they stain clothing, or produce unsightly wet spots on clothing. This is an invention that allows men to carry with them at all times these protectors that are very easy to carry, use and discard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lynn Kiser
  • Publication number: 20120010582
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an improved garment for capturing bodily fluids. In particular, embodiments of the present invention provide a garment including a main garment body configured to be worn by a wearer and a capturing panel having a receiving surface configured to receive bodily fluids excreted from the wearer attached to the main garment body such that the capturing panel covers at least a first portion of said main garment body. The capturing panel is made out of a natural material, has a thickness no greater than approximately 4 mm, and is configured to transfer bodily fluid received from the wearer away from the receiving surface. A fluid resistant treatment may be applied to at least a second portion of the main garment body, which second portion may be identical to the first portion. A odor-neutralizing treatment may be applied at least a portion of the capturing panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Angle Enterprises, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Angela Newnam
  • Publication number: 20120005799
    Abstract: A reusable, washable breast shield for use by lactating women. The shield may include an inner layer and an outer layer. The shield may be placed against the breast of the user and may be held in place with an article of clothing or may be used without supporting clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: MMK Group, LLC
    Inventors: Tina Bruce, Charles J. Pawloski
  • Patent number: 8091145
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein a strap is coupled to the top edge of the sheet and a plurality of D-rings are coupled using another strap to the top edge of the sheet, and a stiffener stitched into the top edge of the sheet and coupled to the sheet using a stitch configured to prevent the stiffener from rotating within a stiffener pocket, the stiffener having a first end cap disposed on a first end of the stiffener and a second end cap disposed on a second end of the stiffener, wherein the stiffener, when worn, bows outward to provide a viewing area, the stiffener having a substantially rectangular cross-sectional shape wherein the first end cap and the second end cap each comprise a substantially rectangular cavity that is configured to receive the first end and the second end of the stiffener, respectively, wherein the stiffener has a material memory associated with a pre-determined shape, t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait, LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund