Children's Patents (Class 2/75)
  • Patent number: 11129421
    Abstract: Protective outer garments as well as improvements in the use and manufacture thereof. Protective outer garments disclosed herein can include an integrated, or connected, substantially resilient front protective portion and a moisture impervious barrier. The moisture impervious barrier can have sleeves and extend past the waistline of the child and at least over the wearer's shoulders to keep the front of the wearer's clothes clean and dry. The substantially resilient front protective portion can include a holder, like a traditional bib, for catching and holding food and liquids dropped or spilled by the wearer while eating, painting, making crafts, or other activity. The wearer can be a child, baby, elderly person, disabled or special needs person, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Kiddazzle, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Gaber, Jared Gaber
  • Patent number: 11052221
    Abstract: An infant calming/sleep-aid device that includes a moving platform and a sound generator, the sound and motion adapted to calm a fussy baby, induce sleep, and maintain sleep under normal conditions. The device makes a determination as to whether sound signals represent sound coming from inside the device or outside the device. If the sound signals are coming from the inside the device, then the signals are evaluated in a specified frequency band to determine whether the sound is a baby cry. If a determination is made that there is a baby cry, then a threshold analysis is performed to quantify the cry and compare it to a threshold value. If the cry is above a specified threshold, the device moves the platform and/or generates sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HB Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Harvey Neil Karp, Ted Larson, Robert Garbanati, Saryan Mikayel, Peter Fornell, Roy Kosuge, Joe Kopp
  • Patent number: 11044951
    Abstract: An infant sleep bag, comprising a main body including multiple fixing points and arm or wing portions arranged on either side of the main body, wherein respective arm or wing portions include fixing means to engage with respective ones of the multiple fixing points, whereby to enable the arm or wing portions of the bag to be placed into selected ones of multiple configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Gro-Group International Limited
    Inventor: Debbie Mercy
  • Patent number: 10952478
    Abstract: An all-inclusive electrical heating liner for use in the fabrication of articles of apparel is disclosed. It is comprised of a thermally insulating fabric piece which is shaped to define a dorsal panel and a pair of frontal panels to which are secured patterns of heating wires at specific locations. The spaced relationship between the dorsal panel and the pair of frontal panels is adjustable whereby the liner can be incorporated in articles of apparel of different sizes including small. Medium, large and X-large apparel sizes and gender types. The liner incorporates a power supply, controls, switches, wiring, connectors and other components thereby facilitating the incorporation of the liner into an article of apparel resulting in a cost reduction to the manufacturer of heated articles of apparel. Various embodiments are described to show that the all-inclusive one-piece heating liner is adaptable to many articles which require control heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Alain Desmeules
  • Patent number: 9615610
    Abstract: A convertible garment for outdoor usage is disclosed. The garment basically comprises a quilted jacket-like upper member having a hood and a quilted zip-off skirt member. The skirt member is releasably secured to the jacket member by a zipper and when secured to the jacket upper member allows the wearer to remain warm by keeping his/her legs therein. The jacket member includes at least one air vent, as does the skirt member. The skirt member is arranged to be disconnected from the jacket member and opened and flattened to form a blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Hope Biller
  • Patent number: 9440160
    Abstract: The invention features an event wave simulating apparatus used at an event, concert or performance etc. by spectators, fans, etc. to show their enthusiasm and/or support for the event. Users may express their enthusiasm or support by simulating a wave when the apparatus is waved. The apparatus includes a first section which is connected with a second section which includes a closed enclosure. The apparatus also includes two sleeves within the first section, where each sleeve is configured to receive a user's arms and where the sleeves extend into the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Roeh Ben Isra-El
  • Patent number: 9049950
    Abstract: One embodiment of a sleeping bag extension piece or elongated sleeping bag with sufficient length beyond a traditional sleeping bag to rest upon the sleep surface above the user's shoulder line creating a natural body heat seal and restricting air flow between the sleeping bag top and sleep surface above the shoulder line, and having a separation to allow a user's head to protrude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Ricky I-wen Wu
  • Patent number: 8864544
    Abstract: A hooded blanket and stuffed toy combination device that includes a blanket having a perimeter defining an area, a hood attached to the perimeter and positioned externally to the area, and an ornamental surface comprising an outer surface of the hood, wherein the hood comprises an outer shell and an interior volume whereby the blanket is stored within the interior volume of the hood to provide a stuffed toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Infinity Headwear & Apparel, LLC
    Inventors: Geoff Anderman, Doug Keller
  • 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: 8776265
    Abstract: A swaddling system and method for use when swaddling the upper and lower torso of an infant separately. The system is equipped with fasteners that allow the upper and lower torso portions to be secured separately, and to allow for the changing of diapers without unwrapping the upper torso. In addition, the system allows for the partial swaddling of an infant while in a car or stroller seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Neveu
  • Patent number: 8607364
    Abstract: Ergonomic garment for swaddling an infant garment with an elongate retractable fabric shell having an outer surface and inner surface defining an interior volume for receiving the arms, legs and trunk of an infant therein. Garments have a head end for receiving the arms of said infant, a foot end for receiving the legs of said infant, and a mid section for receiving the trunk of said infant that is narrower than said head end and said foot end, and a neck opening at the head end for receiving a neck of said infant. Garments have an ergonomic peanut-like shape. Garments have a reversible closure means accessing said interior volume of said fabric shell extending longitudinally along the central axis of said fabric shell from said head end to said foot end, a chin protector closure means and optionally a means for accepting an automotive seat belt. Detachable arms and/or leggings and attached retractable arms and/or leggings garments are shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Karen H. Barski
  • Patent number: 8578515
    Abstract: A child's robe convertible to a sleeping bag comprising a body portion, closed in the back and open in the front, having a hood and arms, a separate inside panel having lower and upper sections, the lower section attached to the inside of the back, at the bottom and halfway up the sides. The upper section is foldable inside of the lower section and is attached to the inside of the back for its use as a robe. The upper section can be pulled out of its inside fold, raised up and attached to the upper portion of the back for its use as a sleeping bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Jeanette N. Petersen
  • Patent number: 8486035
    Abstract: A medical undergarment system effective for supporting an ostomy system consists of a first diagonal catheter channel, a second diagonal catheter channel, a first vertical catheter channel, and a second vertical catheter channel. The system consists of tubing, a base undergarment, and a fluid bag. The medical undergarment system provides a comfortable yet stable ostomy system that can easily be slipped on and off by a user. The system enables convenient and easy removal of bodily fluid when using a catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Hector F. Arce, Brian O. Mohika
  • Patent number: 8359687
    Abstract: An adjustable incubator/crib infant positioning blanket for holding a premature baby securely in an incubator. The blanket includes a pouch to securely hold the baby with its head in an upright position on an inclined plane such as a raised mattress and the blanket is secured to the mattress by a strap. The pouch securely prevents the baby from rolling or sliding toward the bottom of the inclined mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Ellen T. Marlowe
  • Patent number: 8312565
    Abstract: A fabric flap for attaching to an infant garment such that the flap is within reach of an infant at all times, so that the infant can grasp the flap in a hand, particularly when the infant flails about while crying. The flap is a comfort object that sooths and comforts the infant, replacing a security blanket or other type of lovey. With the flap, the infant can touch a cheek and a chin, but the flap cannot reach and block a nose or a mouth, removing the threat of suffocation. The infant can freely move an arm holding the flap. The flap attaches to a one-piece garment that extends over an infant torso to a crotch, the crotch of the garment selectively fastened closed. In a further embodiment, the flap attaches to a torso harness that extends from the neck to the fastened closed crotch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Mindy Alperin
  • Patent number: 8118364
    Abstract: A travel blanket is placed upon an infant in a car seat. The travel blanket has contoured sleeves and an open back construction, as well as stabilization means for securing the base section of the blanket onto an outer, exterior bottom portion of the seat. With these features, the travel blanket can be readily donned upon an infant that is buckled within a car safety seat without the need to adjust safety straps. The travel blanket includes a base section constructed with a base periphery integrated with the base stabilization means. Lateral sections of the travel blanket further include lateral perimeters appointed for aiding in securing the lateral sections over the infant, without wrapping the torso of the infant. Contoured arm sleeves provide enhanced safety to infants. The sleeves snuggly fit over the infant's wrists and do not have loose flowing material about the arms and wrists, which could present a suffocation risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Margaret A. Davis
  • Patent number: 8117698
    Abstract: A system of placing a vest with a rear hook and loop fastener on an infant, laying the child on a changing pad having a surface hook and loop fastener, and attaching the vest to the changing pad by fastening the hook and loop fasteners together, securely holding the infant onto a changing pad while changing a diaper. The changing pad has a flap that when closed, covers the surface hook and loop fastener when the system is not in use, to prevent snagging other clothing. The vest that can be placed on the child prior to and in preparation for changing a diaper when the child is standing, seated upright, or lying down. The vest has a front hook and loop closure for easy opening and closing by the user. The vest optionally includes tethered toys to amuse the child during diaper changing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Zaida Khaze Harry
  • Patent number: 8117669
    Abstract: A bib-scarf system which is simple to manufacture and creates an adjustable, nonplanar bib. The system incorporates a piece of fabric, a horizontal opening in the fabric, and a horizontal strap. The fabric is cut to a predetermined rectangular size. Then a horizontal opening is created in the center of the fabric. The fabric at the top of the newly created horizontal opening is folded over and pulled through the opening. A strap is then run through the horizontal opening and fold in the top half of the fabric. This process creates an adjustable nonplanar bib which can be attached to the wearer with the strap either worn around the neck or secured to a garment which receives the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Susan Gabriel Cox
  • Patent number: 8108947
    Abstract: The invention is for a bodysuit for clothing of a human to assist in comfortable wearing of an orthotic brace. Trouserette sections, an elliptical sanitary voiding aperture, and a loincloth with a pelvic girdle flap elongated end releasably joined to a body sleeve provide the wearer with comfort, modesty, and convenience in sanitary voiding. Stretch cotton/spandex knit cloth, externally overlocked seaming, coverstitched stitches, flat zigzag stitchery, and hook and loop tape fasteners enhance quality and comfort in various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Christina Kay Beauvais
  • Publication number: 20120023637
    Abstract: A swaddling system and method for use when swaddling the upper and lower torso of an infant separately. The system is equipped with fasteners that allow the upper and lower torso portions to be secured separately, and to allow for the changing of diapers without unwrapping the upper torso. In addition, the system allows for the partial swaddling of an infant while in a car or stroller seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Jennifer Neveu
  • Patent number: 8001617
    Abstract: The following information relates to new process of recycling garments. Although the concept of recycling garments is not new, the new process and the results of those process are both new and unexpected. Rarely is the recycling of garments as practical and as easy as the process to be presented. Additionally, these process of recycling can enable apparel manufacturers, sewing boutiques, and even home sewers, to save money and time. Benefits include sewing as little as possible while having the effect that much sewing has taken place. Another gain includes the prospect of recycling garments that failed quality control inspections due to slight imperfections. By utilizing the new process, a marketable children's apparel line can emerge, from what would normally be a loss. Consider the benefits of a new children's apparel line almost completely sewn before the recycling process begin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Cristi Turney
  • Publication number: 20110179546
    Abstract: An infant swaddle, and method of using thereof. In accordance with an embodiment the swaddle comprises a body portion, wing portions, and either one or more, or a pair of, arm pockets positioned to the side of the infant's torso so that, when the infant is placed into the body portion and their arms placed into the arm pocket or pockets, the infant's arms are gently initially positioned outwards, with their hands upwards, generally along the orientation of the wings. The wings can then be folded over and fastened which gently folds and constrains the infant's arms in the pockets, so that their hands are positioned at the midline of their chest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Angelique Millette, Michael Millette
  • Publication number: 20110131698
    Abstract: An improved infant garment which is reversible and comprised of two different sides each being gender-specific where only one side is observable when worn. When the gender of an unborn baby is unknown, the features allow the use of one garment that is gender specific to both a boy and a girl. The garment can be made in multiple embodiments that are typical of infant clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Amanda Swomley
  • Patent number: 7954172
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a garment that is designed to prevent a child in a car-seat from removing his or her arms from the shoulder straps that are part of the modern 5-point harness system found in most car-seats. The garment is configured like a jacket, through the front of which the shoulder straps are threaded, allowing for access to the front closure hasp of the harness and ensuring the closure hasp is across the upper chest, while comfortably restricting the child's movement out of the straps by virtue of the sleeves of the garment which are now made part of the harness system itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Natalie Ann Hepler
  • Publication number: 20110126337
    Abstract: An infant or child garment comprising spacer mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Sandra Aris, Dominique Aris
  • Publication number: 20110067164
    Abstract: A babybody includes a front piece (1) and a back piece, two shoulder sections (4) and a crotch (2). The distinguishing features of the babybody are that the back piece includes an outerlying element (3) and an innerlying element (5), that the innerlying element (5) has a free upper edge (10) and that an intermediate portion of the upper free edge (10) is situated at a level which is nearer to the crotch (2) than the ends of the upper free edge (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Jessica Blomkwist
  • Patent number: 7908671
    Abstract: A one-piece garment with elastic bands threaded through the binding at the leg openings that allows for custom fitting of the garment. The contraction of the elastic bands through the cord-lock fastener creates a drawstring effect and provides a gathering force upon the garment, which is held securely in place with the cord-lock fastener so that the lower portion of the one-piece bodysuit thereby shortens in length and tightens around the legs to form a snug fit. Once the desired length is attained, the elastic bands and the cord-lock fastener are stored in the back flap of the crotch in a separate compartment, or pocket, held securely closed during wear with a strip of hook and loop fastener. The one-piece bodysuit can be expanded as needed by releasing the cord-lock fastener and pulling the elastic bands back through the cord-lock fastener to loosen the gathered fabric, thereby extending the crotch length of the garment and the diameter of the leg openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Growables LLC
    Inventors: Teresa K. Gaugler, Hélène J. Courard
  • Patent number: 7827619
    Abstract: A removable resistant garment includes a garment, a zipper flap, a safety flap and a rear mounted zipper. The garment includes an abdomen section and two leg sections. The garment may also include two arm sleeves. A rear of the abdomen section is preferably split down substantially a middle thereof. One of the two leg sections may also be split the entire length thereof. A zipper is used to joint a slit in the abdomen and one of the leg sections. One end of the zipper flap is attached to one side of the abdomen slit and the other end is removably attachable to the other side of the abdomen slit. One end of the safety flap is attached to the one side of the abdomen slit and the other end is removably attachable to the other side of the abdomen split. The safety flap covers the zipper flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventors: Michael R. Steinberg, Kristin L. Steinberg
  • Publication number: 20100212060
    Abstract: An infant massage garment including a body portion, sleeves, a hood, and first and second inwardly folding chest flaps having an arcuate shape, the garment defining openings therethrough for accessing the wearers skin through the garment. The garment may further include detachable blanket and towel layers that may also include corresponding openings therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Julia M. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 7774859
    Abstract: In order to provide a garment which incorporates a plaything which can be operated within an element of surprise, the garment comprises a concealment space such as a pocket (2), in which a plaything such as glove puppet (8) can be stored. The concealment space comprises a concealment aperture (9). There is an operating aperture (10) through which a wearer may place their hand in order to operate the plaything. The plaything is configured to have a first position in which it is stored in an interior of the concealment space (2) and a second position in which it extends through the concealment space aperture (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Pocket Puppets Ltd.
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Murray, Rebecca J. Nagan
  • Publication number: 20100125930
    Abstract: A one piece garment having a bottom portion with two leg openings connected to a openable torso portion with two arm openings and a neck opening with closable seams on the left and right front shoulder and arm sections of the garment with detachably fastenable closure means intermittently spaced on adjacent mating edges for dressing an infant, an invalid or oneself without effort or difficulty. The top portion's detachably fastenable closure means begins at the front of the neck opening and continues across the front of the shoulder section; or at the front of the neck opening down the sleeve to an unopenable sleeve cuff banding or all the way down the sleeve to the cuff banding, allowing for the complete opening of the sleeve. Alternatively, the bottom and top portions can be two separate garments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: James W. Burrell, IV
  • Publication number: 20100024092
    Abstract: A garment includes a unitary garment body having opposed front and rear panels, opposed first and second sides, opposed upper and lower ends, a neck-receiving opening formed in the upper end of the garment body, an arm stall formed in the upper end of the garment body on either side of the neck-receiving opening, a crotch formed in the lower end of the garment body, and a leg stall formed in the lower end of the garment body on either side of the crotch. The front panel defines a waist section adjacent to the crotch between the crotch and the arm stalls. An elongate access opening is formed in the waist section of the front panel, which extends laterally across the waist section of the front panel from the first side of the garment body to the second side of the garment body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: REBECCA M. FINELL
  • Publication number: 20090249526
    Abstract: Aiding to prevent Flat Head Syndrome, a concave pillow is sewn to the collar of a garment to be worn by an infant or small child, with the pillow having a small circle sewn near its center, slightly closer to one of the sides in creating a support area for the infant's neck and allowing the back of its head to rest on the concave center of the pillow. As the pillow is sewn to the collar of the garment, it will always remain towards the back of the infant, even if the infant should roll over. Such arrangement will prevent the pillow from covering or obstructing the infant's airway—in additionally helping to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or the risk of suffocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Juliana Carangelo
  • Patent number: 7591811
    Abstract: A diaper with legs is a lower torso garment worn by a user to retain excreted waste matter. The diaper may have fasteners to close the waist and legs, or may be of the pull-on type. The diaper includes a flat sheet wrapped around the torso with legs extending from the sides of the sheet. A front waist arch and a rear waist arch are disposed at an upper portion of the edges of the sheet. The arches extend the height of the diaper in front and back. An elastic material is disposed at the waist arches, at the junction between the legs and the central portion of the diaper, and at the end of the legs. The elastic material disposed at the end of the legs and at the junction between the legs and the central portion provides double leak protection at the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Lisa Diane Crislip Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20090126071
    Abstract: A device for holding a baby item, includes a baby garment, a decorative shape coupled to a surface of the baby garment, a grasper coupled to a lower portion of the decorative shape by a loop and operable to attach objects to the baby garment, where the grasper includes a contiguous length having a first end and a second end and forming a shape, a first locking portion on the first end, and a second locking portion on the second end, the second locking portion couplable to the first locking portion. The grasper is operable to accept an object when the first locking portion and the second locking portion are unlocked and to retain the object when the contiguous length is inserted one of around, in, and through a portion of the object and the first locking portion and the second locking portion are locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Kerry Salvanto
  • Patent number: 7530118
    Abstract: Car Seat Slip Sleep and Outer Wear is a traditional sleep sack with an opening for passage of a safety strap. To use Car Seat Slip Sleep and Outer Wear, a user places the baby inside the garment and secures any flaps in place. When it is time to put the baby in the car seat, the flaps on the front and back of the garment, if present, can be undone, revealing the opening in the center of the garment. The baby is then positioned within the garment such that the opening can be utilized to secure the baby inside a car seat. The center strap of the car seat can be placed through the opening and between the baby's legs to secure the child in the car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventors: Lisa A. Osborne, Utte Osborne
  • Publication number: 20090099632
    Abstract: An infant garment preserves body heat and facilitates access to a localized region of the body surface of a patient. The garment has a slit on the front that allows the region of the patient's body surface to be monitored and, if necessary, treated without requiring removal of the garment. The garment also has sleeves with cuffs that can be reversibly folded to cover or uncover the hand-openings in the distal ends of the sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Jonelle Krier
  • Publication number: 20080307556
    Abstract: The following information relates to new methods of recycling clothing. Although the concept of recycling garments is not new, the new methods and the results of those methods are both new and unexpected. Rarely is the recycling of garments as practical and as easy as the methods to be presented. Additionally, these methods of recycling can enable apparel manufacturers, sewing boutiques, and even home sewers, to save money and time. Benefits include sewing as little as possible while having the effect that much sewing has taken place. Another gain includes the prospect of recycling garments that failed quality control inspections due to slight imperfections. By utilizing the new methods, a marketable children's apparel line can emerge, from what would normally be a loss. Consider the benefits of a new children's apparel line almost completely sewn before the new recycling methods begin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Cristi Cannon Turney
  • Publication number: 20080276431
    Abstract: An apparatus for retaining a pacifier within reach of a mouth of a child is disclosed. The apparatus includes a cord connected at both ends to a garment, wherein a first end of the cord is detachably coupled to the garment so as to allow the insertion of the cord into a pacifier ring when the first end of the cord is detached from the garment. The cord may be positioned horizontally across a chest area of the child's garment, such that a midpoint of the cord is located substantially on a midpoint of the garment. Further, the cord may be an elastic cord covered in an inelastic fabric. Also, the first end of the cord may be a piece of hook and loop fabric for coupling with a hook and loop fabric on the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Lisa DelPrete, Stephen DelPrete
  • Publication number: 20080196137
    Abstract: The preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a child's sleeper containing an aperture in the back to provide access for an adult's hand, to allow caregivers to slip their hand inside the back of the sleeper to pat, scratch, rub or touch a child's back directly, thus providing comfort to the child in a manner that is ergonomic to the caregiver. The opening provides access for the caregiver's hand but easily and quietly closes back again when the caregiver's hand is removed so that the child is not disturbed. Traditional children's sleepers do not contain a back aperture, and the parent or caregiver must either comfort the child through a layer of fabric, or use the back of the opening at the top of the garment, which is designed for the child's head, to place his or her hand directly on the child's back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Tobey Blanton Forney
  • Patent number: 7032247
    Abstract: A protective bib-garment system is described wherein a bib is detachable from the garment it protects, but can not rotate around the wearer's neckline. It thereby provides better protection and safety for the user. The bibs are easily attached or removed for separate cleaning when soiled. The danger of the user choking by having the bib rotate and tighten around the neck is generally removed. Better protection of the underlying garment is also achieved by keeping the bib anchored in front of the user. The system includes bib-ready garments in a wide range of styles, substantially any garment that could be worn by a bib user and is modified to accept the bib portion. These garments can be worn without the bibs and undergarments are protected from outside view or contact by the overlapping garment-bib interface attached to the inside surface of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Frieswick, Melissa Frieswick
  • Patent number: 6817033
    Abstract: A garment for enclosing an infant or small child is structured to be selectively adjustable in length to accommodate infants of various sizes or increasing growth, and is configured to facilitate use of the garment with car seats or carriers while also being structured to provide cushioning for the child while in the car seat or carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Angel Hugs LLC
    Inventor: Tamara H. Bailey
  • Patent number: 6668382
    Abstract: A baby garment for allowing the umbilical portion of a baby to be exposed to facilitate the healing thereof. The baby garment includes also including limb portions, and further having longitudinal edges extending lengthwise thereof and being fastenable to one another to close the piece of material upon a front side of a baby; and also includes fasteners including garment-closing fasteners being spacedly attached along the longitudinal edges of the piece of material, and also including umbilical-exposing fasteners being attached to the midsection of the torso portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Andre L. Wright
  • Patent number: 6662390
    Abstract: A blanket comprising of a sheet of fabric of predetermined shape folded vertically, into three sections, and at the base of the folded fabric a gusset is attached. The folded fabric consists of a central area, a right-hand side and a left-hand side. Together, the central area, the right-hand side and the left-hand side make up the securing compartment. Attached to the front base of the folded fabric is a T-shaped wrapping flap with right and left securing flaps. The right-hand side and left-hand side of the folded fabric may include hook and loop fasteners for securing an infant inside the securing compartment. The right and left securing flaps of the T-shaped wrapping flap include hook and loop fasteners that wrap around the sides and the back of the securing compartment and overlap and join in the back of the securing compartment, and thus, the back of the infant. T-shaped wrapping flap may be eliminated and replaced with two additional flaps; a right alternative flap and a left alternative flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Catherine Ann Berger
  • Publication number: 20030177563
    Abstract: A neo natal intensive care premature infant garment (10) which has a one piece body pattern portion two sides, bifolded with removable fasteners (14) and an opening(s) to provide easy excess for IV tubing, EKG wires PCVC tubing, arm board, catheters, various medical tubes leads that a neonatal infant is subjected to in an intensive care setting (NICU).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: N. Reich
  • Patent number: 6389597
    Abstract: A hooded towel is a garment/gown for a baby after bathing that provides for drying and for warmth. The towel has a bottom closure and overlapped front panels or lapel-shaped sections which provide an opening through which the baby may be placed. The panels extend over the front of the baby to keep the baby warm. The panels will not open even if the baby squirms and moves about. A hood covers the baby's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Kym Henegan
  • Patent number: 6272683
    Abstract: A bunting which attaches to a seat and a bunting that protects a child from the elements is disclosed. The bunting may be used on the seat of a stroller but not limited thereto. The bunting, fabricated from a material blank for wrapping about the child, has a draft shield attached to a first edge on a front of the material blank, a hood attached to a top edge of the material blank, a back having disposed thereon slots for receiving straps attached to the seat therethrough and means for fastening the first edge and a second edge of the material blank for closing the material blank about the child, such as a zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventors: Tracy M. Symms, Steven S. Walbridge
  • Patent number: 6163884
    Abstract: A disposable girl's top including a elastic system which is under tension and a ruffle which forms an edge of the elastic structure whereby the curl up of the structure is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paulette Mary Rosch, Ingrid Christine Hollrah, Mark Louis Robinson
  • Patent number: 6105168
    Abstract: A bag-type garment that a child can be slipped into to keep the child's lower body and legs warm. The garment is made by stitching together an outer panel and an inner panel to form an enclosure having an open end. A batting or other material is positioned between the panels for added warmth. Velcro strips are provided along the open end to adjust the size of the opening to help retain the garment on the child. A loop is sewn to the garment to hang the garment. A connecting device is provided to connect the garment to a stroller bar or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Natalie A. Hazen
  • Patent number: RE45393
    Abstract: The following information relates to new process of recycling garments. Although the concept of recycling garments is not new, the new process and the results of those process are both new and unexpected. Rarely is the recycling of garments as practical and as easy as the process to be presented. Additionally, these process of recycling can enable apparel manufacturers, sewing boutiques, and even home sewers, to save money and time. Benefits include sewing as little as possible while having the effect that much sewing has taken place. Another gain includes the prospect of recycling garments that failed quality control inspections due to slight imperfections. By utilizing the new process, a marketable children's apparel line can emerge, from what would normally be a loss. Consider the benefits of a new children's apparel line almost completely sewn before the recycling process begin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Cristi Turney