Aprons Patents (Class 2/48)
  • Patent number: 10188476
    Abstract: A medical protective gown comprising a gown body. A centrally located orifice passes through a central region of a front panel of the gown body. A tubular protective sleeve extends forward from the front panel of the gown body, the tubular protective sleeve being located circumscribing the centrally located orifice. A tubular protective sleeve distal end panel is located at a distal end of the tubular protective sleeve. The tubular sleeve is adapted to receive a stethoscope or any other desired medical instrument. A broadened interior pocket is assembled to an interior surface of the gown body to support an upper, broader portion of the stethoscope or other instrument. A flange can be included with the tubular protective sleeve and/or the broadened interior pocket to aid in attachment to the gown body. The tubular protective sleeve can include a sleeve contraction system to contract the protective sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Sandeep Jain, Saachi Jain
  • Patent number: 10039941
    Abstract: This invention offers a fully protective cowl neck garment with various fasteners designed to attach additional protective gear, such as gloves and shoe coverings. Additionally, a temperature sensor shield is located on the hat and protective mask. This allows the clients or patients the ability to see and to monitor the temperature of their caregivers. The caregiver's temperature is visible on the hat, as well as the face mask. This makes the caregivers accountable to their clients or patients, as well as their colleagues and coworkers. This invention eliminates the worry of contact with infectious diseases or dangerous liquids, by utilizing elastic manual ties and hook-and-loop fasteners to ensure the garment is secured fully on a user's body. Overall, this invention ensures medical professionals, firemen, emergency medical personnel, government workers, and so forth, are protected fully from contagious and infectious diseases, liquids, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Debra Sharon Johnson
  • Patent number: 9968148
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a nursing cover is constructed of a flexible cover body that is configured to cover a mother's front, particularly areas exposed while nursing a baby. For convenience of reference, the cover body can be described in terms of a top end, a bottom end and two sides. A track is coupled to the top end of the cover, and at least one clip is slidingly engaged with the track to permit the clip to slide along the track. In this way, not only does the cover provide privacy protection to a nursing mother, but the cover also includes a slidable clip that can serve a variety of functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Haley Gibbons, Clarice Bonzer
  • Patent number: 9629446
    Abstract: A tool holder has a pouch with a front panel, back panel, and a closure that opens and closes access to an enclosed pouch compartment. The pouch has an outer tether opening from the pouch compartment to outside of the pouch. The pouch has a retractor pocket with a pocket opening to the outside and an inner tether opening to the pouch compartment. A retractable tether assembly is disposed in the retractor pocket with a tether extending into the pouch compartment via the inner tether opening and attaching to a closed loop connector at the distal tether end. The closed loop connector can be selectively decoupled from the distal tether end and is larger than the tether openings. Each retractable tether may be selectively configured to extend through an outer tether opening for connection to a hand tool located outside of the pouch when the pouch is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Ty-Flot, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 9468242
    Abstract: A bib assembly is disclosed, and includes a bib and a neck strap. The bib includes a bib body having a pair of strap connectors. The neck strap includes a pair of bib body connectors. One bib body connector (neck strap) is detachably connectable with one of the strap connectors (bib body). Another bib body connector (neck strap) is detachably connectable with the other of the strap connectors (bib body). At least two different coupling locations are possible between each bib body connector on the neck strap and its corresponding strap connector on the bib body to change a length of a loop that extends beyond a top edge of the bib body, all when the neck strap is detachably connected to the bib body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Gordon J. Lee
  • Patent number: 9386806
    Abstract: The invention provides a bib and apron apparatus having a first member defining a bib sized to be fitted around a user's neck and a second member defining an apron sized to cover the user's body between the stomach and legs. A pocket is located on the bib for housing snacks or other items essential to the user. The first member includes an attachment mechanism that connects to an attachment mechanism on the second member such that the connected first and second members covers nearly the full body of the user to prevent staining any portion of the user's clothing or for hygienic purposes. An apron having safety pockets for storing apron securing straps therein when the bib is attached thereto. The apron and bib further includes at least one safety flap for selectively covering and protecting the attachment mechanisms and/or a user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Teresa Bailey, Erin C. Bailey, Ebony C. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9095181
    Abstract: A symmetrical, reversible burp cloth may have a multi-layered body portion, a shoulder drape section, a front drape section, and a back drape section. All sections may be connected to form a shoulder saddle. A sleeve seam may extend along an outer edge of the shoulder saddle. An upper arm drape section may be affixed to the sleeve seam and may extend outwardly and depend downwardly at least to a mid-bicep region of the user when the cloth is in use. A nursing cover may be attachable to and detachable from the burp cloth. In some embodiments, a burp cloth may double as a nursing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Haylie Anne Plant
  • Patent number: 8978162
    Abstract: A cut resistant sweater is provided including a chest portion, sleeves, collar, and closure extending from the top edge of the collar through at least part of the chest portion. The closure includes an opening extending from the top of the collar through at least part of the chest portion, and a strip having a first part of a hook and loop fastener thereon. A second part of the hook and loop fastener is disposed on the sweater in at least two pieces, a piece adjacent to a first side of the opening and a piece adjacent to a second side of the opening. The closure is stiff relative to the collar to support the collar. A method for manufacturing the sweater includes providing a cut resistant yarn, and knitting it into a sweater in the order of cuff of first sleeve, first sleeve, body and collar, second sleeve, and cuff of the second sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Banom, Inc., Ingle Protective Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Griffith W. Hughes, Jon C. Hughes, Rayvon A. Morton
  • Patent number: 8955164
    Abstract: One of the challenges for hospitals or clinics where X-ray machines are used is ensuring that the integrity of the apron that is used is intact. Once it has been established that a particular apron is fit for use, a process to identify and then track the apron becomes necessary due to the number of aprons that are stored in this size medical facility. A unique tamper resistant device is placed on the apron and then a unique identifier is placed on the unique tamper resistant device for ease of identification. Software is also incorporated to keep a log of all the activities related to a particular apron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Michael J. Ruthemeyer
  • Publication number: 20150033435
    Abstract: The present invention is a napkin or bib that protects clothing of the user. The napkin or bib has an adhesive that holds the napkin or bib in position when the user's torso is in a generally vertical position. The adhesive is present on one side of the napkin or bib, but the adhesive is not covered by release tabs that must be removed from the napkin and disposed of prior to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Cotesworth Fishburne
  • Patent number: 8946532
    Abstract: A protective apron that protects a soft-metal musical instrument, where in the apron may have one, two, or more layers. The outer layer prevents the soft-metal musical instrument from being scratched, dented, or tarnished while said instrument is being played. An inner layer may be used to inhibit moisture from the player from reaching the soft-metal musical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Jerald L. Boykin
  • Publication number: 20150020285
    Abstract: A wearable shielding apparatus for protecting a wearer's clothing or body from spills and stray propellants while cosmetics are applied. The wearable shielding apparatus comprises a substantially rectangular bib structure, two flaps defined by a “U” shaped cutout opening in the top of the bib structure, a retaining hook in the bottom of the “U” shaped cutout opening and a front pocket. The flaps each include a weighted portion and are adapted to be draped over a user's shoulders while the bottom of the “U” shaped cutout opening comfortably engages the front of a wearer's neck. The front pocket is adapted to hold cosmetic application tools such as brushes when the wearable shielding apparatus is in use. When not in use, the retaining hook allows the wearable shielding apparatus to be hung on a wall hook or other mounting structure for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Lorraine Joyce
  • Patent number: 8904579
    Abstract: A privacy blanket, including a blanket body having a first side surface and a second side surface. At least one engagement portion is provided to removably engage the privacy blanket with a user. The privacy blanket further includes at least one functional portion for providing a containment area, a storage arrangement, and/or a working area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Valerie L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20140352021
    Abstract: A clothing protector having a separation between the panels that forms a neck recess at one end so that a user, such as an adult or child, may use the protector without interfering with the user's hair, with preferred embodiments of the protector being constructed from an absorbent fabric with a second layer that contacts the user's clothing when worn having a texturized surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia G. Dowling
  • Publication number: 20140304881
    Abstract: A single unit clothing cover and napkin made out of a perforatable and absorbent material that has an adhesive on the some of the edges of the clothing cover that allows for the arms of the clothing cover to attach to each other, or to the clothing of a user when is use. The clothing cover and napkin single unit can be made out of a perforated material that can be stored in tandem and connected with other clothing and napkin units on a roll, such as paper towel, or in packages for single use. The single unit clothing cover and napkin can be made out of a biodegradable and/or recyclable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Marilyn Pearl Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140298559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a romper suit for crawling babies, characterised in that it is made by using two types of fabric, namely: an inner fabric made from 100% cotton or a cotton and polyester mixture, which protects the baby's skin or clothing; and an outer mesh-type fabric made from 100% polyester or 100% nylon. The romper suit is provided with: a bies tape around the neck and armholes, which is made of the inner fabric; an elastic material sewn between the first and second fabrics at the waist, ankles and cuffs; protectors at the knees and the soles of the feet, comprising an inner padded layer and an outer ant-slip layer; and closing snaps or buttons on the upper part of the shoulder. The romper suit can be made with or without sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Lucia Vanessa Gongora Montes
  • Patent number: 8821461
    Abstract: A full coverage gown that is used in medical facilities is presented. The gown includes a urine catheter pocket affixed to the gown. The gown also includes a pair of ties affixed to the gown above the urine catheter pocket. The pair of ties is configured to loop and tie around a hook attached to a urine catheter bag to prevent a backflow of urine and to secure the urine catheter bag within the catheter pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Capstone Manufacturing LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia Kovensky
  • Publication number: 20140230117
    Abstract: A dental bib has a built-in sanitary collar that, in one embodiment, is completely detachable from the rest of the bib by tearing along a pre-perforated line between the main portion of the bib and the detachable portion of the bib. The main portion of the bib is secured to the wearer by mechanical means and worn over the chest as a bib, while the detached portion is separately secured to the wearer by mechanical means and worn around the neck as a sanitary collar. The two free ends of the detached portion of the bib can be secured around the neck as a collar with self-adhesive material or clips. Similarly, the main portion of the bib can be secured to the wearer using self-adhesive material or clips. In another embodiment, the sanitary collar is not completely detachable, but is formed by folding a portion of the bib around the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Alexandra M. SCHNITZLEIN, Constantine HARALAMBOPOULOS
  • 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: 20140165253
    Abstract: The combination of a garment and accessory such as a bib or other clothing accessory is provided wherein the accessory is removable from the garment. In addition, the accessory includes one or more of a predetermined color or design which matches or coordinates with a predetermined color or design of the garment. The accessory is removably attached to the garment by means of a removable attachment device such as magnetic fasteners, snaps or hook and loop fasteners. The accessory is constructed in two layers; the top layer of an absorbent fabric material that is coordinated with the color or pattern of the underlying garment and the bottom layer of a waterproof or water resistant material which prevents or impedes water or moisture captured by the accessory from being transferred to the garment underneath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Jo Robbins
  • Patent number: 8707467
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Schalyn N. Sohn
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8671465
    Abstract: A nursing canopy for concealing a nursing mother's upper front torso and infant is disclosed. The canopy comprises a panel of opaque fabric having dimensions sufficient to cover at least a region from the mother's upper chest to below the mother's breasts. A fastening strap can be attached to the upper edge of the panel for securing the panel around the mother's neck. A self-supporting neckline stiffener is located along the top edge of the panel and defines a self-supporting neckline of the panel. The neckline cooperates with the fastening strap to hold the neckline a spaced-apart distance from the mother, defining an open viewing area between mother and infant. A secondary self-supporting stiffener is provided on the panel at a distance below the neckline, the ends of which rest against the mother's sides to hold the panel a spaced-apart distance from the feeding infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nancy Armstrong
  • Patent number: 8621669
    Abstract: Nonwoven safety garments are described. Features of the stitching of some embodiments limit the number of particulates emitted from seams between cut edges. Attachments features may be included on the garments to enable secure, external attachment of measuring equipment. Doffing features, such as loops, are provided to help the wearer safely remove the garment, either by helping her pull off part or all of the garment or by starting to separate closure devices. In some embodiments, a repositionable closure on a neck flap covers the neck up to the bottom of a face mask or respirator, and a grasping tab helps the wearer safely open the repositionable closure and the neck flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Quest Environmental & Safety Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhansu S. Yadav, Mark Dieterle, Joseph T. Marcum, Elliott Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130302574
    Abstract: Novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions and shaped three dimensional articles formed therefrom are provided. The aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in solvent-free systems of a prepolymer comprising at least one polyether, polyester, or polycarbonate polyol, a mixture of MDI isomers, and a diol. The shaped articles from such dispersions can be heat-activated for bonding, lamination, and adhesion of substrates, including stretch fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hong LIU, Carmen A. COVELLI, Douglas K. FARMER
  • Publication number: 20130219580
    Abstract: A garment protection device for infant care used in locations with limited infant care facilities. The device having a first and second portion. Either portions having a top, bottom and side edges. The portions connected together at one or more edges at two or more connection points; the bottom edge and one or more side edges having no connections or obstructions. The length of the device is at a minimum the length of an average adult user's body from shoulder down to the waist line. The width approximately an average adult user's shoulder width. Both portions having an external absorbent side and water resistant internal side. It may be donned or removed in one movement with one hand, with minimum movement, and accommodates both left and right handed individuals. It shields the user's front and back sides, provides private coverage for nursing mothers and may be disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Mandy Tran Garrels
  • Publication number: 20130205463
    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: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: KATHY LEUNG, NINTHALA SU
  • Publication number: 20130111644
    Abstract: A clothing protector that is easy to apply and remove. The clothing protector includes a bib portion and two elongated flaps. In use the flaps extend over a user's shoulders and hang down past the shoulder blades. The flaps have pockets for retaining small weights. A user can place weights in the pockets prior to donning the clothing protector for the purpose of helping the bib portion stay in place. The clothing protector can be removed by simply dislodging one of the straps or pulling forward on the bib portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Valarie Lynn Timmons, Deborah Matilda Dill
  • Publication number: 20130104276
    Abstract: A wearable garment (30) comprises a front portion (11), a rear portion (20) attached to sections of the front portion, and an aperture (12) formed in the front portion (11). A pouch formed between the two portions (11 and 20) is adapted to contain a receptacle of tissues (13) to be dispensed one at a time through the aperture (12). The garment further comprises a cover (24) positioned over the aperture (12) to protect the tissues from drying when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Debra K. Maltzman
  • Publication number: 20130086724
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to a new protective garment that combines the features of a napkin and a bib. One embodiment of the protective garment to be worn by a person to protect clothing and to provide a wiping surface while eating is comprised of a bib portion having a width and a length, the length being greater than the width, and the bib portion being symmetrically disposed about a first axis; at least one napkin portion having a width and length, the napkin portion being symmetrically disposed about a second axis; the second axis of the napkin portion and the first axis of the bib portion defining an oblique angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Bob E. Stout
  • Publication number: 20130089691
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a variably-sized removable portion integrated into an object. The object may include a surface and a variably-sized removable portion that includes separation edges that define a shape of the variably-sized removable portion. In certain embodiments, each of the separation edges is a different size and is concentrically-aligned with each other. Certain embodiments provide that each of the separations edges is separable from the surface of the object such that a size of an opening left when one of the separation edges is separated from the surface is variable depending on the size of the separation edge selected to be separated from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: PDQ MAZOO, LLC
    Inventor: PDQ Mazoo, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130042379
    Abstract: A disposable bib having a flexible bib body to cover at least a portion of the user's torso, wherein the bib body has a torso side and an outward side; at least one fastener attached to the bib to attach the bib to the user; an absorbent wipe fixably attached to the outward side of the bib body where the wipe is spread approximately flat and is ready to use; and a releasable cover sealingly attached to the body of the bib on the border that fully covers the wipe; wherein the cover fully encloses and seals the wipe; wherein the cover can be partially or fully removed from the bib body by pulling down, thereby exposing the wipe, and wherein the wipe can be manipulated while attached to the bib body to clean the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Zuccarello
  • Patent number: 8367168
    Abstract: An article comprising at least one cured, liquid-impervious polymeric shell substantially free from defects, at least one liner, and a non-tacky, thermoplastic adhesive layer between the shell and the liner, wherein the adhesive layer is melted and solidified to create a non-tacky bond between the shell and the liner, which can be moisture-absorbing or cut-resistant, whereby the liner supports and limits stretch ability of the shell, thereby preventing adhesive delamination between the adhesive layer and either of the shell and/or the liner; a method for the manufacture of an article comprising a supported, polymeric shell, such as a glove, a gauntlet, an apron, or a boot, comprising providing a cured, liquid-impervious, polymeric shell, providing a knitted/woven liner, incorporating a non-tacky, thermoplastic adhesive layer between the shell and the liner, such as by hot-melt spraying, dry-powder spraying or fiber-coating, creating intimate contact between the shell, the adhesive layer, and the liner, subjec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
    Inventors: Michael Flather, Paul Saunders, Dave Narasimhan
  • Publication number: 20130019368
    Abstract: A bib for use in hair styling includes a front piece and a back piece. The front piece can be detachably attached to the back piece. Multiple guide lines can be included on the front piece or on the back piece of the bib. A positional element can be attached to the front piece or to the back piece of the bib. A movable adjustment guide can be attached to the front piece or to the back piece of the bib. The movable adjustable guide can include a movable first end piece, a movable second end piece, and a guide wire disposed between the movable first end piece and the movable second end piece. The movable first end piece, the movable second end piece, or both the movable first and second end pieces can be detachably attached to the front piece or the back piece of the bib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Lauren E. Gray
  • Patent number: 8307462
    Abstract: A bath towel bib including a collar adapted to form a releasably securable loop around a user's neck, an actuatable means for releasing the loop from around the user's neck, and an absorbent cloth fixedly attached to the collar and operatively arranged to hang from the collar in front of the user's torso when the loop is releasably secured around the user's neck, wherein the actuatable means for releasing the loop from around the user's neck is operatively arranged to actuate when the absorbent cloth is pulled in a direction away from the user's neck. The bath towel bib is particularly adapted for use while bathing a pet, in a system for bathing a pet including the bath towel bib, a bathing receptacle, and a bath mat. The bath towel bib is arranged to receive a pet from a bath, while allowing the bather to keep her hands free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Mary S. Kenney Purcaro
  • Publication number: 20120266346
    Abstract: A bib product that includes an elongate, curved retainer that is shaped and sized to be movable between a normal position in which the retainer is retained around the neck of a wearer, and a spread position in which the retainer may be placed around and removed from around the neck of the wearer. A bib sheet is provided for covering the chest and abdomen of the wearer, and includes a tubular neck portion for being carried by the retainer and fitted against the front of the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Raymond A. KESSLER, III
  • Patent number: 8276212
    Abstract: An apron, towel and bath wrap drying garment to help a caregiver bathing an infant or toddler stay dry and keep the infant or toddler warm immediately after the bath. As an apron for the caregiver, the present drying garment closes behind the neck and waist of the caregiver (with secure Velcro fasteners and optional elastic adjustable attachment for the waist) and can be easily removed. Two slits are appropriately present in the garment allowing the caregiver to slide the caregiver's arms through them when taking the infant out of the water, allowing the safe removal of the infant from the water with both hands, while preventing the caregiver from getting wet. These slits also become placeholders for the toddler's arms when the garment is folded into a bathrobe. A method is provided to wrap infants and form a bathrobe for toddlers to keep them warm until changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Maamam, llc
    Inventor: Ana Paula Quintanilla
  • Publication number: 20120233737
    Abstract: An architecture is presented that provides a combination gown and glove garment designed primarily for use in hospital and healthcare settings. The garment comprises an apron comprising a first end and a second end, and at least one sleeve secured to the first end of the apron. The at least one sleeve can also comprise a glove secured to an end of the sleeve as an integral unit. The glove comprises a wrist gather for retaining the glove on a hand of the user. Furthermore, the garment comprises a neck tie and/or a waist tie for securing the garment to a user. Multiple compressed garments are then removably secured together into one unit. The multiple compressed garments are secured via a tear-away edge at the top of the unit, such that users can rapidly don the garment in one fluid motion, tearing it away from the unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Franchot Slot
  • Publication number: 20120231416
    Abstract: Provided is a periodontal instrument adapted for use in debridement of a root surface of a tooth having an axially elongated shaft and a shank. The shank is disposed at an end of the shaft and has a body extending distally relative to the shaft. The body includes a plurality of blades adapted for use in debridement of a root surface. Each blade is configured for scaling and/or planning of a root surface and the shaft is dimensioned and configured to facilitate manual manipulation of the shank. Also provided is a removable tip periodontal instrument adapted for use in debridement of a root surface of a tooth and a kit including a device and a plurality of tips that may be color coded for easy reference by the clinician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Susan J. Drapeau, Kelly Brook Emerton, Daniel Andrew Shimko
  • Publication number: 20120185990
    Abstract: A protective bib includes a body portion, a neck portion that extends from the body portion and defines a minimum neck width, and a head portion that extends from the neck portion and defines a maximum head width. The maximum head width is greater than the minimum neck width, such that the protective bib may be easily attached to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Paul A. Jewison
  • Publication number: 20120174279
    Abstract: The invention provides a bib and apron apparatus having a first member defining a bib sized to be fitted around a user's neck and a second member defining an apron sized to cover the user's body between the stomach and legs. A pocket is located on the bib for housing snacks or other items essential to the user. The first member includes an attachment mechanism that connects to an attachment mechanism on the second member such that the connected first and second members covers nearly the full body of the user to prevent staining any portion of the user's clothing or for hygienic purposes. An apron having safety pockets for storing apron securing straps therein when the bib is attached thereto. The apron and bib further includes at least one safety flap for selectively covering and protecting the attachment mechanisms and/or a user's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Teresa Bailey, Erin C. Bailey, Ebony C. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8209772
    Abstract: The teacher's strategies tool apron of the present invention provides easy access and organization to the tools needed to enhance any instructional segment and promote student retention in PreK to 8th grade. The “tools of the trade” are located in the appropriately matched pockets of the apron, paired with researched best practices education strategies. Together they maximize the attention and involvement of the learning audience while simultaneously giving easy access and organization to the tools themselves to the presenter. The pockets have a signifying visual cue logo identifying the purpose of the tool that goes into that pocket and create a memory map for the presenter. When worn by the presenter the aprons bring the focus of the presentation's participants to its wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Mildred L. Curry
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120110714
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aprons and more particularly disposable aprons usable to promote good hygiene and sanitary conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Carolyn Pokorny
  • Patent number: 8166571
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an apron or bib, and in particular, to a pocket-forming device that bends to form a pocket in an apron for catching and holding material. The pocket-forming device comprises an elongated base with a plurality of elongated members extending away therefrom. The elongated members have ends connected to the base at different positions along the base's length, and at least one of the elongated members can be configured to be bent to cause the portion of the apron to form a pocket for catching debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Darci Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8151372
    Abstract: Presented is a nursing cover with a neck strap which attaches the cover to a nursing mother's neck. The cover body of the device covers the nursing mother's front torso, and specifically covers a nursing infant. The cover includes structure which holds the cover slightly away from the nursing infant, so that the mother can see the nursing infant but the infant is otherwise covered while it is nursing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Allan Densmore, Anna Densmore
  • Patent number: 8140897
    Abstract: A method of testing a complex system of components is provided. The method includes providing a test log for each component, each test log comprising a list of tests and a respective test routine for each test. The method also includes activating the test logs and commencing a test procedure of the complex system. The method further includes running one or more test routines, terminating the test procedure of the complex system, and creating a test report based upon the output of the test routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Peter John Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120047617
    Abstract: The combination of a tracheostomy bib and a pipe support collar includes a front wall connected to a back wall together defining a pocket which includes a pocket opening and a bottom. The front wall and back wall are connected at a right side and a left side and at the bottom to form an enclosed pocket having a pocket opening. The front wall includes an outer top edge which includes a frame for maintaining the pocket opening in an open position. The bib further includes supports for fastening the bib to the pipe support collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Marsilia Didiodato
  • Patent number: RE45586
    Abstract: A protective bird apron includes a main body area with a length and a width and a pair of opposing lateral sections attached to the main body area at corresponding opposing edges thereof, each lateral section having a length less than the length of the main body area and a width dimensioned to extend beneath respective wings of the bird. At least one securing strap is coupled to an upper portion of the main body area and to an upper portion of at least one of the lateral sections, the main body area, the at least one of the lateral sections, and the at least one securing strap defining at least one shoulder securing area. A shoulder protector is coupled to the main body area of the back covering, disposed to protect shoulders of the bird while leaving the wings of the bird substantially unrestricted in wing-flapping movement, and has a width substantially the same or greater than an overall width of the back covering. Visible warning indicia are provided on the back covering and/or the shoulder protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Tobi Kosanke