Body Garments Patents (Class 2/69)
  • Patent number: 11139561
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes: a wearable antenna including a conductive signal layer having a radiating surface; a feed conductive layer; and an insulating layer in between the conductive signal layer and the feed conductive layer, and wherein the conductive signal layer, the feed conductive layer, and the insulating layer are fabric-based, wherein the wearable antenna is shaped and sized to be embedded in a subject's clothing with sufficient flexibility to be stretched and bent as the subject implanted with a passive implantable stimulator device maintains routine daily activities, and wherein the wearable antenna is electrically tuned and configured to have the radiating surface of the conductive signal layer facing the subject's skin and a feed point of the feed conductive layer connecting to a controller such that the wearable antenna is non-inductively coupled to the implanted passive stimulator device to supply power the passive implantable stimulator device wirelessly and non-inductively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 11129486
    Abstract: A combination pillow and sleeping bag is described. The combination pillow and sleeping bag is configurable between a first configuration and a second configuration. The combination pillow and sleeping bag includes a first pillow portion and a second pillow portion detachably coupled to the first pillow portion. The second pillow portion defines a cavity. The combination pillow and sleeping bag also includes a sleeping bag having a first end coupled to the first pillow portion and a second end coupled to the second pillow portion. When in the first configuration, the first and second pillow portions are coupled together and the sleeping bag is positioned within the cavity of the second pillow portion. When in the second configuration, the first and second pillow portions are detached from one another and spaced apart such that the sleeping bag extends between the first and second pillow portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Jay at Play International Hong Kong Limited
    Inventors: Joseph A. Sutton, William Ward
  • Patent number: 11096275
    Abstract: A conductive tape formed by laying a conductive pathway on a tape layer is disclosed. Various apparatus and methods for laying conductive pathways to form conductive tape are disclosed. The conductive pathways may be laid by varying the lateral position of the conductive pathway on the tape substrate. Such patterns all stretchable conductive tape to be realized. Multiple conductive pathways may be laid in the tape and the lateral separation of the pathways in the tape may vary. In some embodiments the pathways are formed from conductive yarn or by printing or laying conductive ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MAS INNOVATION (PRIVATE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Kosalasiri Jayasundara, Raweendra Kumara, Ranil Vitharana
  • Patent number: 11058157
    Abstract: A swimsuit for competition swimming is contemplated as being formed with a network of tension bands disposed interior to the external surface of the swimsuit for storing energy and resisting motion, and with a plurality of reinforcement liners configured to complement the functionality of the network of tension bands while maintaining strength and flexibility in targeted locations while prevent intrusion of water from being retained within the components of the suit through a network of strategically positioned drains. The swimsuit may optimize the swimmer's swimming motion with reduced discomfort and without degrading prematurely due to wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TYR Sport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Vito DiLorenzo, Joseph DiLorenzo, Jared Berger
  • Patent number: 11044931
    Abstract: The invention relates to new types of modulators of the cold menthol receptor TRPM8, to methods of modulating the TRPM8 receptor using these modulators; and in particular the use of the modulators for inducing a sensation of coldness; and also the articles and compositions produced using these modulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Subkowski, Claus Bollschweiler, Jens Wittenberg, Wolfgang Siegel, Ralf Pelzer
  • Patent number: 11019856
    Abstract: A temperature controllable textile having first, second and third conductive cloths and first and second conductive type semiconductor films is illustrated. When positive and negative ends of a direct current power electrically connect to the first and second conductive cloths respectively, first and third junction ends which first and second conductive cloths respectively contact and electrically connect to the first and second conductive type semiconductor films function as a cooling end, and second and fourth junction ends which the third conductive cloth contacts and electrically connect to the first and second conductive type semiconductor films function as a heating end, or the first and third junction ends function as the heating end, and the second and fourth junction ends function as the cooling end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTELLIGENCE TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen-Hsiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10986912
    Abstract: A modular attachment matrix having a matrix layer, wherein the matrix layer comprises a plurality of spaced apart matrix apertures, wherein the matrix apertures are substantially octagonally shaped matrix apertures arranged in a repeating sequence of equally spaced rows of the substantially octagonally shaped matrix apertures and equally spaced columns of the substantially octagonally shaped matrix apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sentry Solutions Products Group LLC
    Inventors: Eric M. Yeates, Nicholas A. Ferros
  • Patent number: 10982358
    Abstract: The knitted textiles include a knitted structure including a plurality of hollow yarns. Each hollow yarn includes a yarn body and defines a yarn hole extending through the yarn body to allow expansion of the yarn body upon inflation of each hollow yarn through the yarn hole. The knitted structure is configured to transition from an unexpanded state to an expanded state in response to the inflation of the hollow yarns through the yarn hole. The knitted structure has a first porosity in the unexpanded state, and the knitted structure has a second porosity in the expanded state. The second porosity is less than the first porosity such that a visibility through the knitted structure is greater when the knitted structure is in the unexpanded state than when the knitted structure is in the expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Alexander, Nancy L. Johnson, Anthony L. Smith, Christopher P. Henry
  • Patent number: 10980316
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide shoes with good fitting property. The present invention provides a shoe including: a sole 1 which absorbs landing impact; and an upper 2 which covers an instep of a foot. The upper has a first opening 3 through which the foot is inserted when wearing the shoe. The upper 2 is partly or entirely made of a material which has negative Poisson's ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mai Nonogawa, Masashi Isobe, Seigo Nakaya, Fumitaka Kamifukumoto, Hiroaki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10932975
    Abstract: The covering device for an incubator for newborns includes a longitudinal direction characterized in that one of its ends, in the longitudinal direction, has a width at least two times greater than its width at its opposite end. At least in the median part of its larger width, it is extended by a longitudinal flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: COnseils, Recherches et DEveloppements en Sante
    Inventors: Sylvie Voirin, Jean Michel Hascoet
  • Patent number: 10918141
    Abstract: Drag-reducing exercise equipment in the form of a aerodynamic garment may comprise zones with applied textures. Each zone may be associated with properties and characteristics based on the movement of the garment associated with each zone through air during an athletic activity. The texture in each zone may be applied using a variety of methods such as printing. The resulting aerodynamic garment improves the performance of an athlete wearing the aerodynamic garment by reducing the aerodynamic drag experienced during the performance of the athletic activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Nordstrom, Jorge E. Carbo, Jr., Leonard W. Brownlie
  • Patent number: 10918138
    Abstract: A wearable blanket includes a body and removable lower pocket coupled to a rear surface of the body along vertical edges of the pocket. Legs of a user are received between the rear surface of the body and the pocket for securing the wearable blanket to the user. An removable upper pocket can be attached to the body and positioned adjacent a chest of a user after the lower pocket is secured to the user. A liner made of warming fabric can be added to or removed from the both the upper and/or lower pocket to regulate comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Audrey Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10905176
    Abstract: Swimsuits are provided which include an outer shell made of a flexible stretchable fabric, a thoracic reinforced region arranged in an anterior thoracic region of a trunk portion of the swimsuit and having an anterior-downward converging shape, and an abdominal reinforced region arranged in a lower abdominal and hip region of the trunk portion and having an anterior-upward converging shape, two non-reinforced waist regions arranged in opposite lateral waist regions of the trunk portion and having both a medially converging shape, wherein the thoracic reinforced region, the abdominal reinforced region and the non-reinforced waist regions border in an X pattern in an anterior region of the trunk portion. Methods of making such swimsuits are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Arena Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Musciacchio
  • Patent number: 10905175
    Abstract: A swimsuit for competition swimming is contemplated as being formed with a network of tension bands disposed interior to the external surface of the swimsuit for storing energy and resisting motion, and with a plurality of reinforcement liners configured to complement the functionality of the network of tension bands while maintaining strength and flexibility in targeted locations while prevent intrusion of water from being retained within the components of the suit through a network of strategically positioned drains. The swimsuit may optimize the swimmer's swimming motion with reduced discomfort and without degrading prematurely due to wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TYR Sport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Vito DiLorenzo, Joseph DiLorenzo, Jared Berger
  • Patent number: 10894176
    Abstract: A garment having an inner surface and an outer surface for use with a safety strap, the garment comprising a collar configured to at least partially encircle an upper portion of the garment, a garment port arranged on or adjacent to the collar forming a channel between the inner surface and the outer surface of the garment, the garment port having at least three sides, one of the sides being open to form the channel, a flap coupled to the collar and configured to move between a closed configuration covering the port and allowing passage of the safety strap through the channel between the inner surface and the outer surface of the garment and an open configuration allowing removal of the safety strap through the open side of the port, and a closure device arranged with the flap and configured to maintain the flap in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Derrick, Eric C. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10890274
    Abstract: Disclosed is a drysuit and/or semi-drysuit hydration assembly including an adapter configured to mate with an inflation valve assembly; a fluid reservoir adapted for positioning internally within a drysuit and/or semi-drysuit; a flexible hose fixedly attached to and passed through a wall of the adapter, the flexible hose having mouthpiece positioned on one end and an opposite end connected to an outlet of the fluid reservoir and being configured to pass fluid from the fluid reservoir to the mouthpiece. Further disclosed is a drysuit and/or semi-drysuit equipped with the hydration assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: David J. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 10869511
    Abstract: A garment for boosting circulation in areas of a user's body corresponding to the user's joints, having at least one fabric member of a size for at least partly covering at least one part of the user's body that includes at least one joint area lying over at least one joint of the user, and at least one muscle area lying over at least one muscle of the user, the fabric member being at least one of dimensioned and structured so as not to compress the part of the user's body covered by the fabric member, the fabric member having a heat insulating property at each joint area to be covered and a heat transmitting property at each muscle area to be covered, so that when the garment is worn, each joint area stays warmer than each muscle area to boost circulation in each joint area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: EVOGENERATE, LLC
    Inventors: Holly Shapiro, John Koetz
  • Patent number: 10863783
    Abstract: A disposable protective apparel garment having an angled elastomeric panel present on the back side of the garment is described. The garment, such as protective coveralls, includes an elastomeric panel in a V-shaped configuration that extends from the lower back upwardly toward the underarms and along the sleeves. Such an elastomeric panel allows the wearer a greater degree of movement when wearing such a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeanne Marie Gatto, Christina Mae Chingren Seward
  • Patent number: 10867914
    Abstract: An extendable sensor system having a lattice topology includes a number of extendable interconnects having one or more electrically-conductive layers alternately sandwiched between two or more dielectric layers, two or more interconnect nodes, each located on the lattice topology and electrically-connected to the extendable interconnects to define a sensor array topology, and one or more sensors. The extendable interconnects are arranged in a serpentine pattern that is configured to be expanded, thereby extending the extendable sensor system. The expanded interconnects define an extended sensor system topology, and is configured to be installed on the surface of an asset. Methods of manufacturing an extendable sensor system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sameh Dardona, Dustin D. Caldwell, Callum Bailey
  • Patent number: 10863780
    Abstract: A component for a garment or textile product is disclosed. The component comprises a fabric substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface; a contact pad formed from an electrically conductive material, the contact pad being configured to engage with a connector and arranged on the first surface of the fabric substrate; a conductive layer electrically coupled to the contact pad; and an electrically conductive line mechanically coupled to, and in electrically conductive contact with, the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MAS INNOVATION (PRIVATE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Tharindu Athauda, Nadeeshani Gunathilake, Mahela Kandegedara, Sachithra Prathapasinghe
  • Patent number: 10835141
    Abstract: A wearable electrode includes: a garment including an outer member and a backing member configured to cover at least a part of an inner surface of the outer member; and an electrode unit configured to come into contact with a living body clothed in the garment to acquire a biological signal emitted by the living body and attached to an opposite side of the backing member from the outer member, and a core wire which can be inserted into an accommodation section formed in the electrode unit. The outer member and the backing member are connected to a part other than a part of the backing member, to which the electrode unit is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Koji Sumitomo, Hiroshi Nakashima, Masanobu Sato, Toru Arakane, Yuri Hamano, Takashi Teshigawara
  • Patent number: 10820377
    Abstract: A heating system includes a first plurality of heating elements disposed within an electrostatic chuck and an electrically conductive housing. The heating system further includes one or more switching devices to control temperatures output by the first plurality of heating elements. The heating system further includes a converter that is electrically coupled to the one or more switching devices and disposed within the electrically conductive housing. The electrically conductive housing and the first plurality of heating elements are to operate in a radio frequency (RF) environment. A second plurality of elements are to operate outside of the RF environment. The converter is to communicate with a controller outside of the RF environment via a non-conductive communication link. The controller is to receive a process recipe and is to control the first plurality of heating elements and the second plurality of elements substantially simultaneously based on the process recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip Criminale, Steve E. Babayan, Scott Edmonson, Phillip R. Sommer, Dan A. Marohl, Chris Blank
  • Patent number: 10820378
    Abstract: A method includes generating, based on a process recipe, a first electrical control signal by a processing device external to a particular radio frequency (RF) environment. The method further includes converting the first electrical control signal into an alternative control signal, transmitting the alternative control signal to a converter within the particular RF environment over a non-conductive communication link, and converting the alternative control signal into a second electrical control signal by the converter. The method further includes controlling a first plurality of elements via one or more switching devices using the second electrical control signal. The method further includes generating, based on the process recipe, a third signal by the processing device and controlling a second plurality of elements disposed outside of the RF environment using the third signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Criminale, Steve E. Babayan, Scott Edmonson, Phillip R. Sommer, Dan A. Marohl, Chris Blank
  • Patent number: 10767297
    Abstract: The present invention provides a substrate having a unidirectional water transport property, the substrate comprised of a fluid permeable structure and including: an inner side surface; and an outer side surface having a higher absorbent capacity than the inner side surface, wherein the inner side surface has a hydrophobic surface layer extending continuously over at least one section thereof, the hydrophobic surface layer having a predetermined thickness which, in use, produces a substantial hydrophobic property to contacting water, whilst allowing for water contacting the inner side surface of the substrate to wick through the hydrophobic surface layer into the substrate; and wherein the substrate is respectively comprised of hydrophobic channels and hydrophilic channels which respectively extend between the inner side surface and the outer side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Newtech Textile Development Company (Shanghai) Co.
    Inventors: Tong Lin, Hongxia Wang, Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10766287
    Abstract: Aspects are directed to printing a garment and include a method having steps of providing a fabric panel containing polyester, applying an ink layer to a first area of the fabric panel, curing the ink layer, and applying a sublimation dye to the first area and a different second area of the fabric panel. Application of the sublimation dye causes the first area and the second area to have different color saturations. Other aspects include a garment with a fabric panel containing polyester that has a first surface with a first area and a different second area. The garment also includes an ink layer on the first surface and located at the first area and a sublimation dye absorbed by a portion of the fabric panel at the second area and on a surface of the ink layer at the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Louie LaBonte, Scott Mon, Tiffany Peterson
  • Patent number: 10739817
    Abstract: A flexible display screen system and method includes an article that has a flexible material configured to cover at least a portion of a person's anatomy or at least a portion of an object. At least one flexible display screen is secured on the flexible material. A computer system is configured to provide image information for controlling a display of images on the flexible display screen. The computer system is configured to control the display of images on the flexible display screen in response to the sensor signal. The sensor may sense flexing of the flexible display screen or flexible material. Alternatively or in addition, the flexible display screen or flexible material may be controlled to flex, in response to the images displayed on the flexible display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory A. Piccionelli, Ted R. Rittmaster
  • Patent number: 10736366
    Abstract: A breathable garment for heating or cooling independently the body of a wearer. The breathable garment includes an inner electrically heatable substrate intended to be facing the body of the wearer in use; a forced air supply mechanism for supplying forced air into the space between the inner electrically heatable substrate and the body of the wearer; an intermediate perforated substrate; an outer waterproof, water-vapour-permeable substrate; and a mechanism for maintaining a gap between the intermediate perforated substrate and the outer substrate, making up an air chamber to allow turbulent airflow across the entire garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MAT PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY, S.L.U.
    Inventor: Colin Bell
  • Patent number: 10709174
    Abstract: The invention relates to a garment (1) for a newborn (3) made from a film-like material, comprising a back portion (2) to be placed under the back, a leg portion (4) for placing under the legs and two wing elements (6, 8) for swathing a chest, arm and abdominal region of the newborn (3), wherein the leg portion (4) is arranged adjacent to the back portion (2) and the two wing elements (6, 8) are arranged adjacent to the back portion (2) on the arm side, wherein the leg portion (4) is designed together with a leg-cover portion (5) as a pouch element having an opening (10) facing the back portion (2) for inserting the legs of the newborn (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fritz Stephan GmbH Medizintechnik
    Inventors: Heike Stephan, Jana Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10699087
    Abstract: A system configured to display an augmented-reality user interface for a barcode reader using a heads-up display assembly is provided. An augmented reality adapter having a camera and a presentation generator is configured to identify a unique identifier associated with a handheld barcode reader and provide an augmented reality display based on data captured by the handheld barcode reader. The presentation generator may position the augmented reality display based on a location of the unique identifier within the field of view (FOV) of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ozgur Ozserin, James Roger Morley-Smith
  • Patent number: 10667566
    Abstract: An article of apparel and method include a structure configured to enclose a human body part, a pressure sensor array including multiple pressure sensors separately positioned at locations within the structure, wherein each pressure sensor is configured to output a signal indicative of an amount of pressure being exerted on the pressure sensor by an external mechanical force, an electronic display, and a controller. The controller is configured to receive signals from the pressure sensors and, based on a sequence and a timing of the signals as received, determine a command related to a function of a device. The electronic display is configured to display information related to the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Alipour, Holli Pheil, Mark VanWeerd
  • Patent number: 10660442
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a meditation apparatus comprising a meditation seat and articulated pad that is lightweight, compact, and easy to transport that is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, wherein the articulated pad is pivotally connected to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Calyx Cushions LLC
    Inventor: Harry Miles
  • Patent number: 10660382
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to devices, systems and methods for optimizing and masking compression in a biosensing garment. The biosensing garment has a first fabric portion configured to be disposed about a circumferential region of a user, the first fabric portion having an inner surface including electrode sensor assembly configured to be placed in contact with the skin of the user, the first fabric portion having a first compression rating; and a second fabric portion extending from the first fabric portion, the second fabric portion having a second compression rating less than the first compression rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell Safety Products USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanna Berzowska, Frederic Chanay, Maria Elina Nurkka
  • Patent number: 10653192
    Abstract: An article of self-light-emitting clothing includes an article of clothing, a driver device and a group of electric coupling switches. The article of clothing includes a light-emitting component, and first and second arrangement areas, and when the article of clothing is folded, the first and second arrangement areas can contact each other; otherwise, the first and second arrangement areas are separated. The driver device includes a battery and a switch circuit. The group of electric coupling switches includes first and second couplers disposed on the first and second arrangement area, respectively. When the first coupler and the second coupler are electrically coupled to each other, the switch circuit is in open-circuit status to disconnect the battery and the light-emitting component. When the first coupler is not electrically coupled to the second coupler, the switch circuit is conducted to enable the battery to supply power to the light-emitting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DEFEND GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10612174
    Abstract: A top cover comprises a woven web of warp yarns and fill yarns, with a first plurality of the fill yarns (and/or the warp yarns) being non-spandex, non-core spun elastomeric yarns and a second plurality of the fill yarns (and/or the warp yarns) being non-elastomeric yarns whereby the top cover has a wash activated patterning so as to have a bulky look or texture after it is laundered, especially the first time it is laundered, which allows the top cover to serve as a top cover without the need for additional processing such as ironing or pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Saravan Muthanandam, Richard Stewart
  • Patent number: 10555565
    Abstract: Reflective articles of wear are disclosed. The reflective articles of wear can include an elastomeric material and reflective components coupled to the elastomeric material. The elastomeric material forms a plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Morgan, David Turner
  • Patent number: 10549564
    Abstract: Aspects are directed to printing a garment and include a method having steps of providing a fabric panel containing polyester, applying an ink layer to a first area of the fabric panel, curing the ink layer, and applying a sublimation dye to the first area and a different second area of the fabric panel. Application of the sublimation dye causes the first area and the second area to have different color saturations. Other aspects include a garment with a fabric panel containing polyester that has a first surface with a first area and a different second area. The garment also includes an ink layer on the first surface and located at the first area and a sublimation dye absorbed by a portion of the fabric panel at the second area and on a surface of the ink layer at the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Louie LaBonte, Scott Mon, Tiffany Peterson
  • Patent number: 10546501
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking rental equipment such as fleet watercraft is disclosed. The system and method includes a communication system and a waterproof and weatherproof GPS tracking device that is easily attached to each watercraft and integrated into the communication system. The communication system further includes a client application running on a client computing tracking device. The client application can receive GPS tracking data from the GPS tracking device, interpret the data in various beneficial ways, and graphically display the interpreted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Magnus Berggren
  • Patent number: 10517408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child wrap, which may be in the form of a continuous piece of fabric and include a center panel, left and right shoulder straps, a bottom strap, and left and right panels, at least one of which is elongated. The panels preferably attach to one another via hook and loop fasteners as they wrap around the child. Preferably, the child's arms are free while wearing the wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Deidre Vaughn Emerson
  • Patent number: 10492614
    Abstract: An ergonomic device (shoulder relaxer) that attaches to the back of a chair. The ergonomic device is useful for allowing the occupant of the chair to rest their hands behind the chair back, thus helping the user to hold their shoulders in a different position, thus relaxing the user's shoulders and improving the ergonomics of the chair. The device comprises a main loop band configured to fit over the chair back, with optional straps to ensure that the main loop band maintains the desired position on the back. The portion of the main loop band that passes over the back chair side has a hand support pouch attached to it, with openings configured to support both of the user's hands while held behind the back of the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Medha Gupta
  • Patent number: 10481022
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a low cost, low noise strain sensor based on a web of continuous core-shell nanofibers with conductive shell and mechanically robust core that can be attached or embedded on a variety objects for directional monitoring of static or dynamic changes in mechanical deformation and pressure. This is a low cost, highly sensitive strain sensor, with low noise and ease of integration for different applications from synthetic tactile skins, to vibrational and health monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAVIE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Peyman Servati, Frank K. Ko, Saeid Soltanian, Amir Servati
  • Patent number: 10463179
    Abstract: Body compression sleepwear preferably includes a body portion and a neck portion. The body portion includes a first body sheet and a second body sheet. An outer perimeter of the first and second body sheets are sewn to each other with the exception of a straight end. The neck portion includes a first neck sheet and a second neck sheet. Opposing ends of the first and second neck sheets are sewn to each other to form the neck portion and an entrance opening. The neck portion is sewn to the straight end. The material of the body portion and the neck portion is preferably fabricated from a combination Polyester and Lycra fabric. The size of the compressive sleepwear is smaller than the user to exert compressive force on the outer surface of the user. The user inserts their legs and arms through the neck portion and into the body pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew J. Mundt
  • Patent number: 10463097
    Abstract: An article of apparel is disclosed that includes zones with a textile having a structure than changes or is otherwise modified by a physical stimulus, such as the presence of water or a temperature change, to modify a property of the textile. The zones may be along a center back area and/or side areas of the apparel, and the textile may increase in air permeability when exposed to water. In some embodiments, slits are formed in the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Baron, Karin E. Carter
  • Patent number: 10426343
    Abstract: A physiology detecting garment, a physiology detecting monitoring system, and a manufacturing method of a textile antenna are provided. The physiology detecting garment detects and collects physiology information of a wearer. The physiology detecting garment includes a garment, a textile antenna and a detecting device. The textile antenna is made of a conductive composition including a conductive nanowire and a polyurethane polymer. The textile antenna is thermal-compression bonded to the garment. The detecting device is electrically connected to the textile antenna and emits a detecting signal via the textile antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hong-Dun Lin, Wen-Hsien Sun, Yong-Syuan Chen, Chih-Lung Chen, Yen-Hsien Lee, Pei-Fen Zhen, Jing-Wen Tang
  • Patent number: 10405589
    Abstract: A support garment for use during resistance training. The support garment includes an elastic frontal portion. In addition, the support garment includes two upper arm sleeves located on opposite sides of the elastic frontal portion. Each upper arm sleeve is configured for wear on an upper arm of a user above the elbows of the user. The user positions one arm in each upper arm sleeve and positions the elastic frontal portion across a chest of the user during resistance training. Additionally, the upper arm sleeves are biased inwardly by the elastic frontal portion to provide support during a resistance exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Womack
  • Patent number: 10398159
    Abstract: The invention relates to new types of modulators of the cold menthol receptor TRPM8, to methods of modulating the TRPM8 receptor using these modulators; and in particular the use of the modulators for inducing a sensation of coldness; and also the articles and compositions produced using these modulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Subkowski, Claus Bollschweiler, Jens Wittenberg, Wolfgang Siegel, Ralf Pelzer
  • Patent number: 10378127
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a yarn comprising a blend of jade-containing fibers, such as jade-containing polyester fibers, with hydrophobic cotton fibers and optionally conventional fibers. The jade in the jade-containing polyester fibers provides the yarn with a cooling effect when it contacts a person's skin. The hydrophobic cotton fibers provide the yarn with hydrophobicity. When included in a fabric that also contains yarn having hydrophilic properties in a manner such that a higher percentage of the hydrophobic yarn is present on the back surface of the fabric than on the front surface of the fabric, the fabric has a cooling and moisture-wicking effect. The yarn may be used as the fill of a denim twill weave to provide denim clothing having enhanced cooling and moisture-wicking properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: VF Jeanswear, L.P.
    Inventors: Phillip F. Aydelette, Edward J. Broyles, Jr., E. Ashley Harris, Leigh Jillion Humphrey, Carole C. McFee, Jason C. Napier, John T. Strickland
  • Patent number: 10368592
    Abstract: Provided is an intelligent garment, in which a heating temperature of the garment is adjusted by sensing a size of an aperture of a garment body that is changed according to user control. The garment includes: a garment body; a heater provided in the garment body; a controller adjusting a heating temperature of the heater; and a temperature adjusting unit inputting an adjusting signal to the controller, and the adjusting signal being used for adjusting the heating temperature, wherein the temperature adjusting unit generates the adjusting signal to the controller according to a change in the size of the aperture provided in the garment body through which a body part of a user passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SANGMYUNG UNIVERSITY SEOUL INDUSTRY-ACADEMY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Jung-Sim Roh
  • Patent number: 10342367
    Abstract: An infant comfort cloth system includes a substrate having a length between a first edge and a second edge, and a width and configured to be worn over a shoulder of an adult caregiver. The system also includes one or more storage pockets formed adjacent the first edge and a pillow portion spaced away from the second edge a first predetermined distance and spaced away from the one or more storage pockets a second predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Evangelos Dimotsantos
  • Patent number: RE47809
    Abstract: A swaddling blanket and pouch combination (SBPC) (10) that allows an infant to be comfortably and easily swaddled. The blanket (12) is comprised of a right blanket flap (28) and a left blanket flap (46) and includes a designated area to which is removably attached the pouch (70). The pouch features a lower end (78) which includes an opening and closing means that allows an infant's soiled diaper to be easily removed and replaced or to take a rectal temperature. The SBPC (10) is used by first placing the left blanket flap (46) over the pouch (70), which is then followed by placing the right blanket flap (28) over the pouch. The right and left blanket flaps (28,46) as well as the pouch (70) are preferably held in place by hook and loop fasteners (88).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Hindi R. Zeidman
  • Patent number: RE48330
    Abstract: A swaddling blanket and pouch combination (SBPC) (10) that allows an infant to be comfortably and easily swaddled. The blanket (12) is comprised of a right blanket flap (28) and a left blanket flap (46) and includes a designated area to which is removably attached the pouch (70). The pouch features a lower end (78) which includes an opening and closing means that allows an infant's soiled diaper to be easily removed and replaced or to take a rectal temperature. The SBPC (10) is used by first placing the left blanket flap (46) over the pouch (70), which is then followed by placing the right blanket flap (28) over the pouch. The right and left blanket flaps (28,46) as well as the pouch (70) are preferably held in place by hook and loop fasteners (88).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Hindi R. Zeidman