Water Resistant Patents (Class 2/82)
  • Patent number: 10342270
    Abstract: A rigid frame is sealed in a waterproof manner to a pair of pants and/or waders, where the frame forms a frame aperture separating an outside from an inside of the pair of pants and/or waders. A rigid lid is pivotably connected to the frame and configured to engage the frame aperture. The rigid lid in an open position allows access through the frame aperture and the rigid lid in a closed position does not allow access through the frame aperture. A seal is disposed between the frame and the lid forming a waterproof closure of the frame aperture when the lid is in the closed position. A latch is pivotably connected to the frame and configured to retain the lid in the closed position. A spring is disposed between the latch and the frame, the spring biasing the latch to retain the lid in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Wendy L. Stevenson, Anthony Ismael Lopez
  • Patent number: 10093401
    Abstract: A dry suit having detachable or permanent zippered compression flaps. The compression flaps can be disposed over the front or the back of a dry suit. The compression flaps are used to gather and hide excess dry suit materials and dry zipper ends under the compression flaps. The compression flaps form a tunnel around the wearer under which a kayak spray skirt or a kite boarding/surfboarding harness can be worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Whites Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard Kerr Myerscough
  • Patent number: 9775385
    Abstract: An improved fishing or hunting wader, exposure suit or foul weather pants/bib incorporates a novel waterproof connectable hatch to provide access for urination. The low profile and lightweight waterproof hatch is centered over the groin area and allows the wearer of a fishing wader, or similar foul weather gear pants, to be able to quickly open the hatch and urinate without removing the cumbersome garment. A hinged or connectable lid may swing upwards and downwards and features a hook-and-loop fastener, a magnetic, or mechanical fastener so that the lid is held up in place and out of the way. After urination, the lid may conveniently snap back into place against a seal or O-ring thereby forming a water tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Wendy L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 9380814
    Abstract: An improved fishing or hunting wader, exposure suit or foul weather pants/bib incorporates a novel waterproof connectable hatch to provide access for urination. The low profile and lightweight waterproof hatch is centered over the groin area and allows the wearer of a fishing wader, or similar foul weather gear pants, to be able to quickly open the hatch and urinate without removing the cumbersome garment. A hinged or connectable lid may swing upwards and downwards and features a hook-and-loop fastener, a magnetic, or mechanical fastener so that the lid is held up in place and out of the way. After urination, the lid may conveniently snap back into place against a seal or O-ring thereby forming a water tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Wendy L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 9315247
    Abstract: A relief outlet in a wetsuit that is optionally substantially watertight consisting of a foldable funnel made of an elastic and optionally watertight material. Whereby said funnel is open at one and folded at least 1 time to close the opening when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Zhik Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas Kenneth Hussey, Bartosz Milczarczyk, Andrue Kerr
  • Patent number: 8978164
    Abstract: A system for providing a secure fit between feet and/or ankles of an individual and boot sections of wader pants may include wader pants including boot sections, and wader support pants configured to be positioned underneath or over the wader pants. The wader support pants may include inflatable membranes configured to be disposed within or on the boot sections of the wader pants, and a pump in fluid communication with the inflatable membranes. The pump is operable to inflate the membranes to provide a secure fit between the boot sections of the wader pants and the feet and/or ankles of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Seth Thomas Jones, Christopher Michael Cooper
  • Patent number: 8914912
    Abstract: An improved fishing or hunting wader, exposure suit or foul weather pants/bib incorporates a novel waterproof connectable hatch to provide access for urination. The low profile and lightweight waterproof hatch is centered over the groin area and allows the wearer of a fishing wader, or similar foul weather gear pants, to be able to quickly open the hatch and urinate without removing the cumbersome garment. A hinged or connectable lid may swing upwards and downwards and features a hook-and-loop fastener, a magnetic, or mechanical fastener so that the lid is held up in place and out of the way. After urination, the lid may conveniently snap back into place against a seal or O-ring thereby forming a water tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Wendy L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8819864
    Abstract: A wader is disclosed. The wader includes a bib including a front and a rear portion, and a shoulder strap configured to couple to either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. The wader includes an adapter strap configured to couple between the shoulder strap and either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. The adapter strap is configured to support both a left side and a right side of the bib when the adapter strap is coupled to either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. In some implementations, the adapter strap includes a first buckle configured to couple to the shoulder strap and the bib, a second buckle configured to couple to the bib, and a third buckle configured to couple to the bib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cabela's Incorporated
    Inventor: Shane Hare
  • Publication number: 20140230125
    Abstract: An improved fishing or hunting wader, exposure suit or foul weather pants/bib incorporates a novel waterproof connectable hatch to provide access for urination. The low profile and lightweight waterproof hatch is centered over the groin area and allows the wearer of a fishing wader, or similar foul weather gear pants, to be able to quickly open the hatch and urinate without removing the cumbersome garment. A hinged or connectable lid may swing upwards and downwards and features a hook-and-loop fastener, a magnetic, or mechanical fastener so that the lid is held up in place and out of the way. After urination, the lid may conveniently snap back into place against a seal or O-ring thereby forming a water tight seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Wendy L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8765255
    Abstract: A garment containing a breathable laminate that is optionally bonded to an outer layer fabric and an optional inner layer fabric. The breathable laminate is constructed from a microporous membrane situated in a face to face relationship with a nanoweb and optionally bonded thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jill A. Conley, Robert Anthony Marin
  • Patent number: 8756714
    Abstract: A ventilated garment includes a shell layer worn by the user and an auxiliary layer attached to a portion of shell to define a ventilated portion of the garment. An exterior opening formed in the outermost layer of the garment includes a fastener controlling the open or closed state of the exterior opening. A drain opening is also formed in the outermost layer separate from the exterior opening adjacent the bottom of the ventilated portion. Ventilating openings are formed in the waterproof innermost layer. A mesh layer spans the ventilating portion between the ventilating openings and the exterior opening to trap snow/rain and drain the precipitation through the drain opening therebelow to the exterior of the garment. The mesh layer blocks passage of precipitation therethrough while allowing a ventilating flow of air therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Milton D. Reimer
  • Publication number: 20140130230
    Abstract: Water-resistant waders may incorporate a waist lock system to reduce the likelihood of water entering the waders below the wearer's waist area while the waders are being worn during water-based activities, such as fishing or hunting. The waders may include a waist lock system formed of a ring of water-resistant material that may be firmly positioned around the waist area of the wearer such that it may create a flap and seal structure. If water reaches the top portion of the waist lock system, the waist lock system generally may prevent or at least minimize the water that may penetrate the waist lock system and enter the waders, particularly below the wearer's waist area, such as the wearer's feet and legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ACADEMY, LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Blinka, Jacob Andrewson
  • Patent number: 8533865
    Abstract: A collapsible interactive personal privacy shelter for changing into and out of suits used in association with cold water activities and clothing that is portable and convieniant for use at the beach or anywhere it is desirable to change in open. The embodiment is non see thru light weight textile, trapezoidal in shape, open at the top with a draw cord, and has a flexible rubber base/changing matt. The enclosure rests upon the users hips when the draw cord is tightened. Openings on either side of the enclosure are covered by a privacy flap open on one side secured by Velcro. A rectangular transparent window and stretchable material run across the front mid-section of the enclosure. The bottom of the enclosure is of a durable material. A weep hole located in the bottom corner of the base releases trapped water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Tallon
  • Patent number: 8516613
    Abstract: A shower shirt has waterproof seals at its neck opening, arm openings and shirt bottom to prevent water from contacting a person's body that is enclosed by the shirt. The shower shirt also has one or more pockets sized to support post surgical devices associated with the patient such as drain tubes, bulbs, dialysis/external catheters, wound vac and infusion pumps. The shower shirt can also include baffles to provide additional lateral breast support to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Lisa Crites
  • Patent number: 8510871
    Abstract: Embodiments provide body gear having designed performance characteristics, and in particular methods and apparatuses that utilize an array of holographic heat managing elements coupled to a base material to direct body heat while also maintaining the desired transfer properties of the base material. In some embodiments, the heat managing elements include heat-directing elements that reflect heat or conduct heat, and that may direct heat towards the body of a user or away from the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. “Woody” Blackford, Jeffrey Mergy
  • Publication number: 20130205465
    Abstract: A fishing or hunting wader having an outer shell made of breathable fabric and also having a layer of insulation and a waterproof lining such that the wader is waterproof, insulated and breathable, the wader further comprises an attached boot
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PURE FISHING, INC.
    Inventors: Jason McClintock, Michael Peterson
  • 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: 8479322
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to body gear having designed performance characteristics, and in particular to methods and apparatuses that utilize an array of performance characteristic elements coupled to a base material to direct heat, absorb heat, emit heat, and/or wick moisture while also maintaining the desired transfer properties of the base material. In some embodiments, two, three, four, or more different types of performance characteristic elements may be included in a piece of body gear, for example in desired zones of the body gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. “Woody” Blackford, Jeffrey Mergy
  • Patent number: 8470722
    Abstract: A composite wind barrier fabric having the ability to maintain a high MVTR while controlling air permeability. The fabric has a nanofiber layer optionally welded to, and in a face-to-face relationship with, a fabric layer. Optionally a second fabric layer is welded adjacent to and in a face-to-face relationship with the nanofiber layer and on the opposite side of the nanofiber layer to the first fabric layer. The fabric has a Frazier air permeability of between about 1.2 m3/m2/min and about 7.6 m3/m2/min, and an MVTR per ASTM E-96B method of greater than about 500 g/m2/day. The nanofiber layer is dyed over at least a portion or all of its surface or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jill A Conley, Joseph Robert Guckert, Robert Anthony Marin, George Bruce Palmer, IV
  • Patent number: 8453270
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to body gear having designed performance characteristics, and in particular to methods and apparatuses that utilize an array of heat managing elements coupled to a base material to direct body heat while also maintaining the desired transfer properties of the base material. In some embodiments, the heat managing material elements include heat management elements that reflect heat or conduct heat, and may be directed towards the body of a user or away from the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Woody Blackford
  • Patent number: 8453264
    Abstract: A garment comprises a body fabric having a durable water-repellent finish that substantially resists water entry pressure. At least one vent is provided in an opening in the body fabric. The vent comprises an exterior layer, an interior layer, and a spacer layer positioned between the interior layer and the exterior layer. The exterior layer and the interior layer include a durable water repellent finish that does not substantially resist water entry pressure. The spacer includes a plurality of air passages and separates the interior layer and the exterior layer such that the interior layer does not contact the exterior layer within the vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: William K. Mickle, Jason Berns
  • Patent number: 8443464
    Abstract: One possible embodiment of the invention could be a wader retention system comprising of a front leg securing portion and a back leg securing portion, the front leg securing portion attaches to an interior wall of a wader; the back leg securing portion comprises a belt, the belt having two ends, a first end permanently connects to the first leg securing portion while a second end adjustably and reversibly connects to the front leg securing portion to allow the two portions to form a leg channel through which at least a portion of an operator's leg and foot may be reversibly pass though when inserted into the wader; wherein the placement of the belt upon the front leg securing portion adjusts the circumference of the leg channel to allow the portions to reversibly and securely envelope a leg of an operator as located within the leg channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8424119
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to body gear having designed performance characteristics, and in particular to methods and apparatuses that utilize an array of heat managing elements coupled to a base material to direct body heat while also maintaining the desired transfer properties of the base material. In some embodiments, the heat managing material elements include heat management elements that reflect heat or conduct heat, and may be directed towards the body of a user or away from the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. “Woody” Blackford
  • Patent number: 8359675
    Abstract: A flash fire and chemical barrier composite fabric of a flame resistant fibrous basic layer; a radiant heat and chemical permeation barrier, the barrier including a metalized polymeric chemical permeation resistant layer film; and a clear heat sealable outer film layer overlying the radiant barrier and forming a heat sealable outer surface of the composite fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kappler, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam J. Terrell
  • Patent number: 8256025
    Abstract: A vapor permeable retroreflective material for use on protective garments. The material may be formed in a non-continuous pattern that provides a high-level of retroreflective brightness, yet also provides adequate permeability to prevent exposure to trapped thermal energy and heated moisture. The non-continuous retroreflective pattern may include retroreflective regions and non-retroreflective regions arranged such that thermal decay through the protective garment is not substantially decreased in the regions corresponding to the retroreflective material. Rather, vapor permeation and thermal decay through the garment may be substantially the same as if the retroreflective material was not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rino A. Feduzi, Robert L. Jensen, Jr., Jeanine M. Shusta
  • Patent number: 8156576
    Abstract: A flash fire and chemical barrier composite fabric, comprising a flame resistant fibrous basic layer; a radiant heat and chemical permeation barrier, the barrier including a metalized polymeric chemical permeation resistant layer film; and a clear heat sealable outer film layer overlying the radiant barrier and forming a heat sealable outer surface of the composite fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kappler, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam J. Terrell
  • Patent number: 8108949
    Abstract: Waterproof moisture-permeable fabric for clothing which includes, on one side of a polyester fabric A, a waterproof moisture-permeable layer B including a colorless transparent polyester film stacked, and a white or gray resin C partially stacked, and clothing including the waterproof moisture-permeable fabric. Preferably, a moisture-permeable polymer resin D containing inorganic fine particles is stacked on the waterproof moisture-permeable layer B, and the white or gray resin C is partially stacked thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Teijin Fibers Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Iwashita, Hitoshi Itai, Motoki Yamazawa
  • Publication number: 20120017345
    Abstract: Turnout pants for use in firefighting, a protective accessory that can be added to turnout pants and a method of altering turnout pants to protect a wearer from sharp instruments are disclosed herein. Turnout pants may include two pants legs made at least partially of fireproof material. A piece of protective material may be positioned on one or more pants legs. The piece of protective material may be configured to protect a wearer from a sharp instrument such as a chainsaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jasen Stensgaard, Steven Lakey, JR.
  • Patent number: 8082596
    Abstract: An item of clothing for personal air-conditioning which has at least one three-dimensional air-flow guiding structure. The air-flow guiding structure is an air-impermeable woven spacing fabric. At least one pocket exists to accommodate an air-pumping device. The pocket interior is connected to the structure which allows for an air-flow capable of being supplied by the air-pumping device into the structure or out of the structure and connected to the environment allowing air to be drawn from or expelled into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Entrak Energie-und Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Heinz Pohr, Alfred Vogler
  • Publication number: 20110307993
    Abstract: A wader with a quick-release system for evacuation of water from the wader comprising: a wader having two pant legs, two foot coverings and a crotch area; a waterproof fastener that extends circumferentially around each pant leg at the seam between the pant leg and the foot covering; and a component that is attached to a jerk line and to the upper portion of the waterproof fastener. The jerk line extends from the upper portion of the waterproof fastener vertically up one pant leg to the crotch area of the wader and vertically down the other pant leg. When a person pulls on the jerk line at the crotch area of the wader, the jerk line causes the upper portion of the waterproof fastener to disengage from the lower portion of the waterproof fastener, thereby allowing any water contained within the wader to exit from the wader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Donn McAfee
  • Patent number: 8074299
    Abstract: A protective bodysuit comprises a body portion and a hood portion that are selectively securable together via a zipper along a sealing interface. The body portion and the hood portion are constructed of a material for protecting a wearer against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and/or fire hazards. Additionally, the protective bodysuit comprises a sealing apparatus that is removably coupled between opposing ends of the zipper to provide a complete seal between the hood portion and the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Interspiro, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Brookman
  • Patent number: 8015620
    Abstract: Vapor permeable retroreflective material for use on protective garments. The material may be formed in a non-continuous pattern that provides a high-level of retroreflective brightness, yet also provides adequate permeability to prevent exposure to trapped thermal energy and heated moisture. The non continuous retroreflective pattern may include retroreflective regions and non retroreflective regions arranged such that thermal decay through the protective garment is not substantially decreased in the regions corresponding to the retroreflective material. Rather, vapor permeation and thermal decay through the garment may be substantially the same as if the retroreflective material was not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rino A. Feduzi, Robert L. Jensen, Jr., Jeanine M. Shusta
  • Publication number: 20110214218
    Abstract: A garment includes a moisture barrier layer and a thermal barrier layer connected to the moisture barrier layer by at least one seam extending along a perimeter portion of the thermal barrier layer and enclosing a space between the moisture barrier layer and the thermal barrier layer. The garment also has an inspection port in the thermal barrier layer, the inspection port spaced apart from the perimeter portion of the thermal barrier layer, wherein the space between the moisture barrier layer and the thermal barrier layer is accessible through the inspection port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: FIRE-DEX, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Bonamer, Joe Luic
  • Patent number: 7937772
    Abstract: A breathable protective garment or laminate for protection against chemical and/or biologic agents which contains one or more scrim layers which contain anti-microbial and/or anti toxic chemical agents. The garment or laminate is also self-decontaminating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Lakeland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Novis Smith, Charles Roberson
  • Patent number: 7930767
    Abstract: A body form-fitting rainwear is provided. In the rainwear a first waterproof layer comprises a polymer material treated with an oleophobic composition to form an air permeable polymer material. The first waterproof layer couples to a first fabric layer. The first fabric layer faces the body and couples to a first side of the first waterproof layer. A second fabric layer couples to a second side of the first waterproof layer. A stretch knit couples to the second fabric layer, the stretch knit being constructed to pull the rainwear to the body. The first waterproof layer, first fabric layer, second fabric layer and stretch knit are formable about a human body and are constructed to accommodate one or more human appendages. The rainwear may for example form a shirt, pant, underwear, long underwear, hat hood or one piece body suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Eric M. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20110067159
    Abstract: Chaps style outerwear worn by fishermen, hunters and others while wearing waders, especially breathable-style fishing waders. Used to protect waders and the person wearing them from damage cause by briars, thorns, fishhooks, general wear-tear and abrasions. Formed of two elongated leg portions covering the legs from the ankle to the hips and made of tear, puncture, cut, and abrasion resistant materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: WAYNE TRACY SMITH
  • Publication number: 20110030118
    Abstract: A protective garment including an outer shell and a harness assembly configured to be generally positioned between the outer shell and a wearer of the garment when the garment is worn. The harness assembly includes a wrap-around portion and a shoulder portion configured to fit about the shoulders of a wearer. The wrap-around portion is movable between a retracted position wherein the wrap-around portion is generally positioned adjacent to a back of the garment and an extended position wherein the wrap-around portion is generally spaced away from the back and passable around or over the crotch of a wearer. The harness assembly includes an attachment portion configured to be attached, at a position on a front of the wearer, to the harness assembly, or to the outer shell, or to a component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent J. Pratchett
  • Patent number: 7854017
    Abstract: A thermally protective fabric includes a composition of inherently flame resistant fibers, and interstices having insulating pockets of air, wherein at least some of the air is incorporated into the interstices through a mechanical working process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Southern Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Andrew Laton
  • Publication number: 20100306897
    Abstract: A boot foot or stocking foot chest high wader constructed of waterproof fabric materials having a fully adjustable yet buckle-less shoulder strap assembly. Shoulder straps are provided along their length with a series of transverse height adjustment slits and a layered height adjustment strap of webbing that is threaded though the slits and a ring or slit is provided at the top of the front bib and the height adjustment strap is threaded through the ring as well as one of the transverse slits before being secured to the underside of the shoulder strap by hook and look fasteners. The front bib panel is provided on its external surface with easily accessible and waterproof storage compartments and pockets. The internal surface of front bib panel is also provided with water proof storage of sensitive items and a lined against-the-body hand warmer pocket that is accessed from the sides by inserting the forearm through oversized arm openings at the side of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Tate Wood, Bobby L. Windham, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100242149
    Abstract: A garment comprises a body fabric having a durable water-repellent finish that substantially resists water entry pressure. At least one vent is provided in an opening in the body fabric. The vent comprises an exterior layer, an interior layer, and a spacer layer positioned between the interior layer and the exterior layer. The exterior layer and the interior layer include a durable water repellent finish that does not substantially resist water entry pressure. The spacer includes a plurality of air passages and separates the interior layer and the exterior layer such that the interior layer does not contact the exterior layer within the vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventors: William K. Mickle, Jason Berns
  • Publication number: 20100223712
    Abstract: A gasket system (18) is provided for use with a protective boot (12) and a pant leg (16) of a protective garment (14) for a firefighter or other emergency worker. The boot (12) includes an outer boot (24) and a moisture/vapor barrier liner (26), and the leg (16) includes an outer shell (20) and a moisture/vapor barrier liner (22). The gasket system (18) includes a first gasket (30) fixed to the liner (22) of the pant leg (16) and defining a first annular interlock (34) to encircle a wearer's leg received in the pant leg (16), and a second gasket (32) fixed to at least one of the outer boot (24) and the boot liner (26) and defining a second annular interlock (36) to encircle a wearer's leg received in the boot (12). The first and second interlocks (34,36) are engageable with each other to form a seal with a leg received in both the boot (12) and the pant leg (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas H. Stachler, William L. Grilliot, William L. Grilliot, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100205717
    Abstract: A first embodiment of the present disclosure provides a hip, waist or chest height wader comprising attached boots made of blown EVA. A second embodiment of the present disclosure provides a boot having an interchangeable outsole wherein the boot may comprise a felt outsole, a heavy lug outsole, a sticky outsole or the like and said outsoles may be interchangeably attached to the bottom of the boot using a hook and loop fastener and a lip extending around the periphery of the bottom surface of the boot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: THE COLEMAN COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Jason T. McClintock
  • Patent number: 7770235
    Abstract: An improved fishing wader uses light weight nylon faced laminate material and taped unsewn sonic welds to achieve a durable, light weight, comfortable wader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, Megan E. Babcock, Michael S. Quartararo
  • Publication number: 20100162462
    Abstract: A pair of fishing trousers comprises two waterproof fabric layers, an adhesive layer and a waterproof adhesive layer. The waterproof fabric layers are partially superposed to form two connecting portions. The adhesive layer is provided between the connecting portions, and between an upper surface and a lower surface of the adhesive layer and the waterproof fabric layers is formed a sticking surface, respectively. Thereby, the waterproof fabric layers can be bonded together, so as to improve the waterproof effect. The waterproof adhesive layer is the innermost layer of the fishing trousers and coated on the connecting portions. After the respective layers of the fishing trousers are bonded together, they can be heated and pressed by passing two rollers to improve the bonding strength, thus improving the waterproof effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: TONY SHIH
  • Publication number: 20100162461
    Abstract: The inventive women's close-fitting garment for water sports consists of an assembly of extensible and waterproof panels, in particular, containing an elastomer, for example, of a polychloroprene-type, which are assembled along first assembling lines. Said garment comprises at least one mammary three-dimensional panel for covering each breast and preferably the independent mammary panels which are three-dimensionally shaped in such a way that a breast is covered. Each mammary panel is provided with a second assembling line, which corresponds to the assembly of two edges of a cutting, in particular V-shaped, and is used for three-dimensionally shaping the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Cédric Caprice, Catherine Abonnel, Marie-Christine Le Gal
  • Publication number: 20100132089
    Abstract: An embodiment is a wader system having an upper portion including a hood, a torso portion, and two sleeves. The wader system of an embodiment may further include a chest wader portion having a pouch into which the upper portion may be removably packed and/or stowed for convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Myers
  • Patent number: 7725952
    Abstract: The present invention provides a protective weather garment. The protective weather garment may include an upper portion, a body portion, and an adjustable bottom portion. The adjustable bottom portion includes an adjusting member so that the bottom portion can be adjusted to fit to the dimensions of an under garment worm by a person. The adjusting member includes a flap having a flap width disposed about a periphery of the adjustable bottom portion and extending from the adjustable bottom portion. The adjusting member is configurable to adjust a diameter of the adjustable bottom portion formed by the flap such that the flap width is adjusted with the adjusting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Christina Wight
  • Patent number: 7721352
    Abstract: An inflatable wader garment assembly includes a lower body covering with a pair of leg coverings and a lower torso covering. The lower body covering has an upper edge including a front edge and a back edge. A bladder has a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall extending between the top and bottom walls. The bladder is U-shaped and has a central portion and a pair of legs. Each of the legs has a distal end with respect to the central portion. A tube is fluidly coupled to the bladder. Air may be blown through the tube to inflate the bladder. Front straps are coupled to the distal ends and to the front edge. At least one rear strap is attached to the central portion and is attached to the back edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Douglas A. Swift
  • Publication number: 20100071112
    Abstract: The invention provides a waterproof moisture-permeable fabric for clothing which includes, on one side of a polyester fabric A, a waterproof moisture-permeable layer B including a colorless transparent polyester film stacked, and a white or gray resin C partially stacked, and clothing including the waterproof moisture-permeable fabric. Preferably, a moisture-permeable polymer resin D containing inorganic fine particles is stacked on the waterproof moisture-permeable layer B, and the white or gray resin C is partially stacked thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: TEIJIN FIBERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Iwashita, Hitoshi Itai, Motoki Yamazawa
  • Patent number: RE42628
    Abstract: Waterproof apparel constructed of a flexible PVC sheet or other polymeric flexible sheet material that changes color due to a change in ambient conditions. Thermochromic dyes and/or photochromatic dyes are incorporated into the resin mix for fabricating the flexible sheet material. The color of the waterproof apparel changes when the temperature rises above or drops below a pre-defined temperature and/or when the ultra-violet light level is above or below a pre-defined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventors: Lauren M. Aperfine, Debra B. Aperfine