Workmen's Patents (Class 2/51)
  • Patent number: 10051899
    Abstract: A two piece magnetically secured apron that provides a split upper and lower body portions utilizing an upper body portion retainment by magnets enabled neck engagement straps and bottom edge fixed magnets. The lower portion has magnetic adjustable waistband straps for overlapping magnetic engagement allowing the straps to be slidably adjusted in relation to one another. Independent magnetic leg straps adjustably retain the apron leg portions completing the assembly of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Travis Campbell
  • Patent number: 9901841
    Abstract: A toy building element comprising toy building elements for building a turntable, said toy building elements comprising a first type (1) which is provided with a rotation shaft and at least one second and one third type of toy building elements (5, 6), each of which can be interconnected with the first type for forming a turntable; and wherein the toy building elements are configured such that, when the first and the second type of toy building element are interconnected, a higher coupling force is accomplished than the one which is accomplished when the first and the third type of toy building element are interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventor: Jan Ryaa
  • Patent number: 9702659
    Abstract: A holster assembly including a holster defining a receiving cavity and a strap extending between first and second ends. The first end of the strap is connected to the holster and the second end of the strap is adjustably connectable relative to the holster. The strap is manufactured from an elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Bowman
  • Patent number: 9259041
    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. Further, the invention relates to a combination bath towel and bib with a built-in tote bag that allows a user to easily fold and carry the combination bath towel and bib with built-in tote bag in the nature of a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Mary Kenney Purcaro
  • Patent number: 9167856
    Abstract: A kneepad pocket is created inside the front of a trouser leg knee by making a cutout in the front of the trouser leg above the knee cap and associating an article (10) with the cutout in a way that creates the pocket. A first part has a fabric piece that forms a perimeter margin surrounding a closeable opening which has a long dimension transverse to the length of the trouser leg and through which a kneepad can be inserted into the pocket. The first part is fit to the cutout in the front of the trouser leg with the fabric piece being attached to the trouser leg. A second part is disposed inside the trouser leg and attached to the trouser leg to form top, bottom, and sides of the pocket. A third part has opposite margins that are transverse to the length of the trouser leg, one of which is attached to the fabric piece of the first part above the closeable opening and the other of which is attached to the second part below the top of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Peter P. Pacific
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20130239285
    Abstract: Provided is a protection gown having a front part, a back part joined to the front part and two sleeves. The back part has two portions connected to each other in a neckline region of the gown. The two portions of the back part of the protection gown are connected to each other by a strip of material. The connection between the two portions of the back part of the protection gown can be released by manually breaking the strip of material or its attachment to one of the two portions of the back part of the protection gown. At least a portion of the neckline of the gown is resiliently stretchable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventor: Peter Jonason
  • Publication number: 20130190408
    Abstract: Durable hydrophilic compositions comprising aliphatic polyester, an anionic surfactant, and in some embodiments, a carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Francis E. Porbeni
  • Publication number: 20130152264
    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: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: McCann D. Birmingham
  • Publication number: 20130091614
    Abstract: A protective hand-wiping garment for a user that has first and second leg portions adapted to fit over an upper frontal area of the user's legs. Each of the leg portions having an upper end and a lower end. The lower end of the leg portions, respectively, having lengths that are designed to be just above the knee of the average size user. The garment also has a belt portion connected to the upper end of the first and second leg portions for securing the garment around the user's waist. One or more fastening straps are positioned on the garment for fastening the first leg portion around one leg of the user and one or more fastening straps for fastening the second leg portion around a second leg of the user. It is preferred that there are at least one strap per leg for fastening each of the leg portions around the thigh just above the knees. A hand-wiping portion is positioned on one or both of the first and/or second leg portions so that it will cover the thigh area on the frontal area of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Jay Teets, Armondo Aguayo
  • Patent number: 8375464
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: McCann D. Birmingham
  • Patent number: 8375466
    Abstract: An article of clothing that can be worn by suicidal inmates and medical patients is provided. In one embodiment, the article of clothing is comprised of a high-strength fabric consisting of an outer layer of tear-proof material, an inner layer of soft material, and a third layer of insulating material between the outer and inner layers that provides warmth and bulk to the fabric. The three layers are joined together with a nylon thread. The article of clothing is further comprised of at least one sleeve section that is removably attached to at least in part to a torso section, wherein the at least one sleeve section detaches from the torso section to prevent a user from injuring or killing himself. In another embodiment, the article of clothing is comprised of a non-woven cellular material with very low tensile strength that cannot effectively be fashioned into a rope or noose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Servovita, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayla Tasezen, Robert E. Schilling
  • Patent number: 8336115
    Abstract: A protective garment, such as a surgical gown, includes a garment body defining sleeves. A cuff may be secured at respective ends of the sleeves. An elastic fiber layer is disposed on the sleeves beginning at the sleeve or cuff. The elastic fiber layer has a high friction surface such that an end of a glove pulled over the elastic fiber layer is inhibited from rolling or sliding back over the elastic fiber and down the sleeve. The elastic fiber may be formed of a polyolefin or other polymers according to known processes and may include a dye or colorant that may be used to indicate the fluid protection level of, for example, a surgical gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joy Francine Jordan, Steve Wayne Fitting, Michael P. Mathis, Vicky S. Polashock, John J. Lassig, Renette E. Richard, John A. Rotella
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8230519
    Abstract: A disposable isolation hospital gown is provided having a main body and a pair of sleeves. Integrally formed with the hospital gown is a disposable wrapper that is particularly positioned or placed such that the gown can be rolled or folded into a bundle, after which the disposable wrapper is reversed and in the process of reversing the disposable wrapper, the bundled gown is stuffed or placed into the reversed disposable wrapper for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Virginia C. Porowski
  • Patent number: 8162137
    Abstract: A packaged garment includes a garment and a sealed bag. The garment has a torso portion, a sleeve portion connected to the torso portion, and a leg portion connected to the torso portion. The garment has an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. The sealed bag contains the garment with the sleeve portion folded onto the torso portion, a portion of the sleeve portion folded at least once underneath the sleeve portion between the sleeve portion and the torso portion, and the leg portion folded onto the torso portion. The garment is manipulated so that the inner surface of the torso portion faces outward and the torso portion forms an inner space containing the sleeve portion and the leg portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Vellutato, Jr., Steven S. Trombetta
  • Patent number: 8141172
    Abstract: A medical gown (100) is configured for quick donning and removal. A neck closure includes an insertion strap (109) and a fastening strap (110). The insertion strap (109) can be preconfigured with at least a portion thereof inserted into a fastening head (111) of the fastening strap (110). A wearer (700) passes the head through a neck opening (105) and cinches the neck closure by pulling the insertion strap (109) through the fastening head (111). A coupling tab (108), where provided, can then be wrapped about the wearer's torso and adhesively affixed to the medical gown (100). The medical gown (100) can be made from a non-woven material that is configured to be easily tearable by the wearer (700). Accordingly, the wearer (700) can remove the medical gown (100) by tearing the non-woven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter M. Furlong
  • Patent number: 8069495
    Abstract: A wearable, protective barrier comprising a garment having removably attached covers to protect hands and/or instruments placed therein. The covers can be removably affixed to various locations on the garment that would allow them to be detached from the garment before or after insertion of a hand. Various tabs located on the covers aid in inserting and adjusting the covers on the hand and/or instrument. In a specific embodiment, the covers and/or garment comprise one or more heat sensitive materials, such that some portion of a cover can be temporarily heat-sealed to the garment for later removal. In a further embodiment, the garment and covers are sterile and disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Covies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alicia Kemper
  • Patent number: 8056146
    Abstract: A disposable isolation hospital gown is provided having a main body and a pair of sleeves. Integrally formed with the hospital gown is a disposable wrapper that is particularly positioned or placed such that the gown can be rolled or folded into a bundle, after which the disposable wrapper is reversed and in the process of reversing the disposable wrapper, the bundled gown is stuffed or placed into the reversed disposable wrapper for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Virginia Porowski
  • Patent number: 8037544
    Abstract: The application is directed to self-securing garments designed to be donned quickly and safely secured to the body in a matter of seconds. Described are garments having an opening in the back terminating at two opposite edges. Attached to the outside of the garment is at least one flexible elongated band at least partially comprised of a shape-memory material. The ends of the band are formed into dual, oppositely wound coils. To use, the wearer puts on the garment as usual and, grasping a flexible coil in each hand, pulls them so that they unwind and elongate while simultaneously wrapping them around the sides of the body. Upon release, the shape-memory material causes the coil to contract, thus embracing the body and holding the garment between the body and the uncoiled band. The garment can have one or more coiled bands, such as at the waist, chest, or neck, to secure the garment closely to the body quickly and without assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Covies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alicia Kemper
  • Patent number: 7971274
    Abstract: A full coverage, over the head, disposable medical gown is described. The gown includes a front member, a left rear member, and a right rear member. The left rear member and the right rear member are folded over the front member to define a body portion of the gown. The left rear member and the right rear member are attached to one another to define a neck opening for the gown. This attachment occurs in an area that lies between the neck and the shoulder blades of a person wearing the gown. At least one of said left rear member and said right rear member includes perforations therein that extend from the neck opening to an edge of the respective rear member proximate the attachment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Salus Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph A. Graneto, III
  • Patent number: 7945969
    Abstract: A garment, in the form of an apron, holds an electrical cord out of the way. The apron includes an elongated length of material having a front panel, a rear panel, and a neck portion adapted to fit about a person's neck and a plurality of releasable fasteners for securing the cord to the elongated length of material. The length of material is adapted to cover a person's torso. The releasable fasteners may be attached to the neck portion and to the elongated length of material. Each of the fasteners may include a strap adapted to hold the cord and hook and loop type fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Accessory Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron C. Krause, Saul Denenberg
  • Patent number: 7926120
    Abstract: The Impervagown and Impervashoe are made of material/fabric that is impervious to all fluids and liquids. The Impervawear prevents and protects against cross-contamination of harmful or negative fluids. This protection allows employees to work comfortably and effectively in dry clothing for the duration of their work shift. By doing so, employees will be more confident in their approach to patient care, specifically giving “showers”. Most importantly, the purpose of Impervawear is to allow for an increase in patient “showers” improving hygiene, decreasing the probability of bedsores and allowing patients to experience the peace of mind and confidence they deserve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: McCann D. Birmingham
  • Patent number: 7877818
    Abstract: An improved collar mechanism and method of use for the securing of reusable gowns typically used in health care settings around the neck of a user without the need to secure with ties, tabs, snaps or other securing devices. The collar mechanism is made of a stiff material that is pliable enough to move without fracture when force is applied but with a sufficient memory that allows the collar to return to its original position once the force is removed or when modeled as such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: S2S Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Thor Halseth
  • Patent number: 7865973
    Abstract: A self-contained expandable hospital gown having a central retainment belt from which expandable adjustable upper and lower gown portions can be selectively deployed. Engagement and interlocking tabs provide deployment on the upper torso extending portion and a lower torso extending portion with independent retainment and positioning access openings associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Sam Gibson
  • Patent number: 7802313
    Abstract: A disposable surgical gown having a neck binding that includes a visual indicator to identify the barrier protection level associated with the disposable surgical gown. In particular, the disposable surgical gown has a neck binding that is color-coded for identifying the barrier protection level associated with the disposable surgical gown for protecting against penetration of body fluids and infectious materials. Also disclosed is a disposable surgical drape having a visual indicator, such as color-coding, to identify the barrier protection level associated with the disposable surgical drape. A surgical kit includes the disposable surgical gown and/or disposable surgical drape having visual indicators, such as color-coding, to identify the barrier protection level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis A. Czajka
  • Patent number: 7761930
    Abstract: A garment, in the form of an apron, holds an electrical cord out of the way. The apron includes an elongated length of material having a front panel, a rear panel, and a neck portion adapted to fit about a person's neck and a plurality of releasable fasteners for securing the cord to the elongated length of material. The length of material is adapted to cover a person's torso. The releasable fasteners may be attached to the neck portion and to the elongated length of material. Each of the fasteners may include a strap adapted to hold the cord and hook and loop type fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Innovative Accessory Products Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron C. Krause, Saul Denenberg
  • Publication number: 20100107295
    Abstract: A garment, in the form of an apron, holds an electrical cord out of the way. The apron includes an elongated length of material having a front panel, a rear panel, and a neck portion adapted to fit about a person's neck and a plurality of releasable fasteners for securing the cord to the elongated length of material. The length of material is adapted to cover a person's torso. The releasable fasteners may be attached to the neck portion and to the elongated length of material. Each of the fasteners may include a strap adapted to hold the cord and hook and loop type fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Aaron C. Krause, Saul Denenberg
  • Publication number: 20100083416
    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: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Mildred L. CURRY
  • Patent number: 7685649
    Abstract: A protective garment, such as a surgical gown, includes a garment body defining sleeves. A cuff may be secured at respective ends of the sleeves. An elastic fiber layer is disposed on the sleeves beginning at the sleeve or cuff. The elastic fiber layer has a high friction surface such that an end of a glove pulled over the elastic fiber layer is inhibited from rolling or sliding back over the elastic fiber and down the sleeve. The elastic fiber may be formed of a polyolefin or other polymers according to known processes and may include a dye or colorant that may be used to indicate the fluid protection level of, for example, a surgical gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joy Francine Jordan, Steve Wayne Fitting, Michael P. Mathis, Vicky S. Polashock, John J. Lassig, Renette E. Richard, John A. Rotella
  • Publication number: 20100064408
    Abstract: A wearable, protective barrier comprising a garment having removably attached covers to protect hands and/or instruments placed therein. The covers can be removably affixed to various locations on the garment that would allow them to be detached from the garment before or after insertion of a hand. Various tabs located on the covers aid in inserting and adjusting the covers on the hand and/or instrument. In a specific embodiment, the covers and/or garment comprise one or more heat sensitive materials, such that some portion of a cover can be temporarily heat-sealed to the garment for later removal. In a further embodiment, the garment and covers are sterile and disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: ALICIA KEMPER
  • Patent number: 7647648
    Abstract: A medical isolation gown is disclosed. The gown is to be used by medical personnel treating isolated patients with contagious diseases. The gown comprises slots and pouches that can be used to isolate the worker and his or her instruments from contamination when examining or attending the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Isolation Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Komorowski
  • Patent number: 7636949
    Abstract: A craft apron for keeping knitting and crocheting components together, for providing easy access to the components by a knitter and a crocheter and for storing and for carrying the knitting and crocheting components. A first member having a pleated portion and a second member having a hem. The second member joined to the first member to define a pouch. A closure disposed on the first member. The closure has a fastener for fastening the closure to the hem for opening and closing the craft apron. A tie cooperating with the hem. The craft apron is adjustable. A width adjustment is provided with a cord lock by gathering the hem; the cord lock cooperating with the tie and a length adjustment is accomplished with a snap fastener. The craft apron may be worn about the waist of a crafter and carried as a tote bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Mary E. Shooshan
  • Patent number: 7631368
    Abstract: A universal compression undergarment holster apparatus, pant/shorts and shirts worn under a users clothing for the concealment and simultaneous carry of more then two weapons and other items such as handcuffs, extra ammunitions, batons, flashlights, knives, radios, pen, and the process that permits for weapons and or other items located in the apparatus to be safely carried and quickly drawn from the users outer clothing from over 12 conventional modes on the human body, such as but not limited to under the arm on either side thereof, on the chest thereof, on either leg thereof, on the back thereof, on either waist thereof, also having a safety straps integrated with a quick release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Allan Samson
  • Patent number: 7627908
    Abstract: A reflective surgical gown has a surgical gown, and a reflector affixed to the surgical gown for reflecting light and images. The reflector is removably affixed to the surgical gown. The reflector can be a flexible panel that has an adhesive surface positioned between the flexible panel and the surgical gown. The flexible panel is flexible. The flexible panel is formed a material suitable for producing a mirror effect. The flexible panel has a matte finish. The flexible panel is sterile. The adhesive surface is sterile. The reflector is positioned on an upper portion of the front side of the surgical gown. The flexible panel can also be threadedly affixed to the surgical gown. A tracking device can be positioned adjacent the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: James S. Pinckney, II
  • Publication number: 20090205098
    Abstract: A protective over-garment is disclosed that can be manufactured entirely by making cuts in a single sheet of plastic or other flexible material. In preferred embodiments it is disposable. The sheet has a neck hole in the center and covers the user's shoulders, upper arms, back, and chest. A cut radiating from the hole allows insertion of the user's head. The rim of the hole is held against the wearer's neck by tying together two strips of material formed by cuts that partially separate them from the sheet. Similar strips can hold the first cut and/or the sides of the garment closed. In preferred embodiments the sheet can be rectangular, hourglass, or double-hourglass in shape, and/or the sheet can be folded to fit in a standard home hair coloring kit. Cuts can be perforated, and the garments can be manufactured as a continuous length of sheets joined at perforated intersections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Silvia Araquistain
  • Publication number: 20090158488
    Abstract: A surgical gown includes a body containing a front portion having a first bottom periphery and a back portion extending from each of lateral sides of the front portion and having a second bottom periphery extending from two ends of the first bottom periphery; two sleeves secured to two upper sides of the body respectively; a neck opening defined by upper edges of the body; and an upturned flap extending upwardly from the first bottom periphery of the front portion and at least a portion of the second bottom periphery of the back portion, and affixed to the body at plural points along an upper periphery of the upturned flap such that the upturned flap forms an exterior guiding channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Qin Zhu
  • Patent number: 7549178
    Abstract: A patch having a notch therein and a tie coupled thereto is used to provide a closure for a garment, such as a gown. The notch is formed along an edge of the patch, and the tie is coupled to the patch such that it is positioned to extend across and beyond the notch. The notch acts to disperse tension on the patch when tension is applied to the tie. A gown having a notched patch is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Eric Lin, Gregory Scott Hafer, Jerald Theodore Jascomb, Jennifer Ann Sturm
  • Patent number: 7549179
    Abstract: A self-donning surgical gown comprising a plurality of pockets positioned strategically along the shoulders and back to allow the user to insert his hands into the shoulder and waist pockets to secure the surgical gown to his shoulders and back, respectively, without exposing his hands and arms to the non-sterile environment outside the traditional sterile field, thereby effectively increasing the sterile field and allowing the user to self-don a surgical gown. The pockets and/or the back flaps of the surgical gown may comprise fasteners, such as adhesives, hook-and-loop fasteners, ties, magnets, buttons or the like to fasten the self-donning surgical gown to itself or the a garment worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Amgad Samuel Saied
  • Publication number: 20090151040
    Abstract: A wearable storage device includes an apron type member manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined shape and a first predetermined size. A plurality of storage members are disposed on at least a first side of such apron type member at a plurality of predetermined locations thereon. A first securing mechanism is disposed on such apron type member for securing such apron type member around at least one predetermined part of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Je'Nette Lee-Johnson, Ruby McDonald
  • Patent number: 7546643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mechanical self-donning gowns that permit the wearer to don the gown without the assistance of another person while ensuring that the sterility of the gown and the hands of the wearer of the gown are not compromised during the donning process. The present invention comprises essentially of a gown body, a closure element attached to the gown body, and a mechanical self-donning mechanism also attached to the gown body. The wearer dons the gown by placing one arm in each sleeve and moving the sleeves so that the mechanical donning mechanisms are moved from the initial closed configurations to a subsequent open configurations thereby engaging the gown closure element and forming the closable back portion of the gown body thereby permitting the wearer to don the gown without the assistance of another person while maintaining a sterile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Jorge Enrique De La Rotta
  • Patent number: 7540035
    Abstract: A secured towel arrangement is provided for drying an infant after bathing. This arrangement comprises a harness with two end looped bands and a resilient strap attached to the harness. The caregiver extends her arms through the bands and pulls the harness over and down her back. A drying towel having spaced apart fasteners on one surface is secured to the harness by attaching the fasteners on the towel to corresponding fasteners on the end bands of the harness. A method is also provided for drying an infant after bathing using the secured towel arrangements of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Janice T. Bloom
  • Publication number: 20090119824
    Abstract: A cleanroom garment containing a nanoweb bonded in a face to face relationship with a fabric, and a second fabric. The garment has a permeability of at least 1 m.min?1.m?2, and a particle filtration efficiency according to IEST-RP-CC003.3 at 0.5 microns of at least 90% after one wash and at least 50% after 25 washes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Nicole L. Blankenbeckler
  • Publication number: 20090070910
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to protective garments. In one embodiment, a protective garment comprises an apron, a first leg protector, a second leg protector, a pouch, and a fastener. The apron covers the lower abdominal region of a person and has a top edge, a front surface, a back surface, and a waist attachment means configured to releasably securing the apron to the waist of the person. The first and second leg protectors extend from the apron, each having at least one leg attachment means configured to releasably securing the first and second leg protectors to first and second legs of the person. The pouch has a flap and a back portion attached to the top edge of the apron and can be used to store rolled-up apron and first and second leg protectors by attaching the flap to the back portion using the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Jeff McNally, Paul Elkins
  • Patent number: 7500273
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an improved single strap overall. More particularly, the invention relates to an overall garment with a single strap design that remains fastened better than previous double strap overalls. The invention improvements also include a novel portable electronic device, such as a cell phone, holder positioned on the front panel of the overalls for easy and convenient access to the phone in a compartment that retains the phone during bending and quick movements by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: USI Clothing, LLC
    Inventor: Jon Dana
  • Publication number: 20090031467
    Abstract: A garment for storing and/or carrying one or more items, including a torso receiving portion for wearing on at least part of a wearer's torso; and one or more receptacles for receiving said item/s, the or each receptacle being at least partially comprised of a semi-rigid polymeric material, the or each receptacle being integrated with said torso receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: CTE Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Darren-James Swindells, Hugo Davidson
  • Patent number: 7484249
    Abstract: This invention provides an apron having at least one beverage pocket specifically designed for holding beverage containers at a convenient location for easy access by the user. The pocket includes a reinforced outer rim, formed from a durable polymer ring or gusset in an illustrative embodiment. In one implementation, the pocket is located along the lower end of a side wing of the apron so that it is generally below and within easy reach of the wearer's right (or left) hand. The ring/gusset secures an appropriately sized inner beverage pocket pouch that has a depth and perimeter size sufficient to house an average-sized beverage container. The depth of is arranged so that the top of an average container either protrudes slightly, or is completely recessed within the pouch. The pouch may be constructed from one or more layers of insulating material to allow the drink to retain its heat or coolness and preventing transfer of heat/cold to the wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: The Gem Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Quincy Reese, Mark T. Salander