Overcoats Patents (Class 2/85)
  • Patent number: 11229247
    Abstract: A convertible garment comprising a jacket portion with an inner and outer surface; and a pouch on the inner surface of the jacket portion; wherein the pouch is open ended on one side and includes a drawstring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Grace Tirro, Morgan Schlaugies
  • Patent number: 11051568
    Abstract: A barrier panel is coupled between a jacket and a pair of trousers which provides a moisture resistant barrier therebetween about a full circumference of the torso of the user. The barrier panel cam be joined to both the jacket and trousers by zippers extending about a full circumference thereof, together with an end zipper joining the ends of the panel along the full width thereof to provide a complete barrier between the trousers and jacket. Alternatively, the barrier panel can be stitched to the trousers and received within a pocket formed by a cover panel on the trousers when not in use. The barrier panel has an elastic member spanning the full width and height of the panel and a moisture resistant membrane fully spanning one side of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Milton D. Reimer
  • Patent number: 10813395
    Abstract: A reversible garment includes a plurality of pieces of a fabric joined by one or more seams, each seam constructed by joining a first edge of a first piece of the fabric and a second edge of a second piece of the fabric. The fabric includes a first presenting surface having a first appearance and a second presenting surface having a second appearance, the second presenting surface being opposite the first presenting surface, and the second appearance being different from the first appearance. A main portion of the reversible garment is formed by a single layer of the fabric without a lining, and the reversible garment is configured to be worn in a first mode displaying the first presenting surface of the fabric outwardly and a second mode displaying the second presenting surface of the fabric outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Bukola Bankole, Aderemi Lawrence Bankole
  • Patent number: 10779585
    Abstract: A garment wearable by an individual using a harness system of a vehicle seat has an inner front layer, and an adjacent outer front layer comprising a left panel, a right panel and a coupling member adapted to join or separate the left and right panels. The garment is adapted to receive one or more harness straps of the harness system between the inner front layer and the outer front layer when the one or more harness straps are routed from a shoulder region to a waist region of the garment, and when so routed, the one or more harness straps lie flush against at least a chest area of the inner front layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: IHC Design, LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Autard, Sabine Beysel
  • Patent number: 10602783
    Abstract: A multi-function garment has an inner face and an outer face. The garment may be worn as a cape via shoulder straps in the form of first and second straps attached to a first face of the garment. Unattached portions of the first and second straps are usable as the shoulder straps when attached to complementary fasteners on the respective face. In embodiments, the garment is reversible by threading the unattached portions of the straps through slits in the garment so that they can extend over either the first or the second face as desired. The garment is usable as a blanket when not being worn as a cape; e.g. by disconnecting the unattached portions of the first and second straps from the complementary fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Victoria Colligan
  • Patent number: 10588362
    Abstract: One embodiment of a garment convertible to shoulder bag of the type comprising two separating zippers extending in an open fashion vertically along each side of the garment such as to form the bag compartment when the garment is folded and zipped at the sides. The garment further comprising an upper back panel (48) connected to the garment at the back neckline (42), shoulders (12) and back armholes (44). A stitch is applied horizontally through the upper back panel (48) and the garment upper back (52) and through a set of D-rings (66) and a reinforcement strap (68) positioned in between. The horizontal back panel stitch (46) allows for the formation of a straight bag opening edge (76) when the panel is flipped over the neckline towards the garment's front. A removable bag strap (32) is housed within loops on the inside of the garment and the garment's hem is elongated such as to form the bag closing flap (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Doina Alexei
  • Patent number: 10342271
    Abstract: A car seat jacket including a jacket body and a closure mechanism. The jacket body has a neck opening and at least one slot proximate the neck opening. The closure mechanism is operably attached to the jacket body. The closure mechanism is positionable in a closed configuration. When the closure mechanism is in the closed configuration, the closure mechanism substantially covers the at least one slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Adriane Douglas
  • Patent number: 10098390
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a bathrobe having a vertically-extending placket extending along a front section of the bathrobe, and the vertically-extending placket is configured to allow the bathrobe to be put on or removed by a user. An elongated towel assembly is fixedly coupled to the bathrobe. The elongated towel assembly vertically hangs from and extends along any one of (A) a left-side vertically extending portion, (B) a right-side vertically extending portion, and (C) the left-side vertically extending portion and the right-side vertically extending portion of the bathrobe in such a way that the vertically-extending placket is available for usage by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Mehmet Murat Ozbek
  • Patent number: 9788584
    Abstract: A garment convertible to a bag is provided. A garment convertible to a bag includes a base member, a first sleeve member extending from the base member, a second sleeve member extending from the base member, and at least one body member extending from the base member. At least one of the base member, the first sleeve member, the second sleeve member, and the at least one body member is configured to be attachably and detachably coupled to at least another of the base member, the first sleeve member, the second sleeve member, and the at least one body member so as to define the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Helen Koo
  • Patent number: 9775387
    Abstract: A garment for protection from the elements includes a blanket defined by an upper edge, a lower edge and a first side edge and a second side edge disposed between and connecting the upper edge and the lower edge, the upper edge, the lower edge, and the first side edge and the second side edge together forming a substantially rectangular shape, a hood connected to the blanket along the upper edge, a seat cushion assembly disposed on the blanket, the seat cushion assembly including a seat cushion pocket and a seat cushion removably disposed in the seat cushion pocket, and an attachment device attached to the seat cushion assembly circumscribing a waist of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Becky Parr
  • Publication number: 20140259276
    Abstract: A method for creating rain wear that is completely waterproof yet allows the body's heat and moisture to vent so that the wearer doesn't become wet from the inside said method comprising: a two part system, a shell and a liner, wherein the shell material is waterproof, and the liner material is waterproof and may or may not be breathable and vents placed at intervals in the fabric of the liner that allow for free air flow between the interior and exterior of the garment to achieve breathability by virtue of the vents. A further advantage of the present innovation is the ability to construct the garment out of materials that are inherently flame resistant making them suitable for use in environments where there is a danger of flash fire such as high-voltage electrical work and petroleum production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Alyx Fier
  • Publication number: 20140230119
    Abstract: A breast support device designed to provide the wearer with a high degree of control and support of breast tissue while minimizing the pain and discomfort associated with conventional breast control garments, that can be worn on its own or integrated into garments where breast support is desirable. The breast support device achieves these objectives through the innovative combination of various non-stretch and stretch fabrics, as well as through the use on one or more darts of varying length sewn into the non-stretch fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Lynx Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140196192
    Abstract: A ventilated jacket includes a front, a back, side portions, and sleeve portions. A vent system including a first vent, a second vent, and a third vent is disposed on each side portion. Each first vent extends from the side portion onto at least a portion of the corresponding sleeve and is movable between open and closed positions via a first fastening member. Each second vent is disposed in the side portion forward of the corresponding first vent and is movable between an open position and a closed position via a second fastening member. Each third vent is disposed in the side portion rearward of the corresponding first vent and is movable between an open position and a closed position via a third fastening member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Koller, Jason Berndt
  • 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: 20140132055
    Abstract: A garment can include at least one opening that allows the garment to be opened up such that a restraint mechanism can be easily secured to a user when opened. The at least one opening can include left and right openings that extend from a bottom most periphery of a torso portion and along respective sleeves of the garment. The garment can be combined with a child seat for use in a vehicle. Each of the openings can either extend entirely through an outermost portion of a respective sleeve cuff or be stoppable immediately adjacent the cuff such that the cuff remains in annular form during use. A method for using the garment and system includes placing a user into a seat while the user is wearing the garment and then attaching the restraint mechanism to the user via the at least one opening of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CJ's Kids LLC
    Inventor: Cherlyn Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20140075642
    Abstract: A privacy garment system comprising a coat having an inner surface defining an inner volume, an outer surface, a first end, a second end, and opposing joinable seam ends extending between said first end and said second end and defining a front section. The embodiment further comprises a hat fastenable to the first end of said coat, which hat has a crown with an inner surface defining a head volume, an outer surface, and a pocket formed between said inner surface and said outer surface. The coat may be configured into a compact state having a coat volume that is less than the pocket volume for storage or transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Shiree D. Salinas
  • Patent number: 8635712
    Abstract: A novel tandem garment allows a motorcycle rider and passenger to relax from wind turbulence and cold and which further provides protection from the possible harmful effects of carbon monoxide from the internal combustion engine, including carbon monoxide poisoning. In one aspect, the novel two-person tandem garment includes zippers and hook and loop fastener strips used to secure the garment in high winds and/or high vehicle velocity. The break-away hook and loop is an important safety feature in the event of an accident. It has been found that the zippers and hook and loop fastener strips used to secure the garment protect the driver and passenger from exposure to carbon monoxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Eugene T. Steffanus
  • Publication number: 20130312155
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a woven fabric having high transparency that a batting is made see-through, having a strength necessary for side clothes of clothing or futons, and further having a low air-permeability in order to provide an unprecedented clothing or futon whose batting is seen through. A woven fabric of the present invention is characterized in comprising a multifilament having a single yarn fineness of 0.5 to 3.0 dtex and a total fineness of 3 to 25 dtex, wherein the woven fabric has a cover factor of 1300 to 2500, a visible light transmittance of 25% to 80%, and an L* value of 37 or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Toyobo Specialties Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime TONE, Hideki KAWABATA
  • Patent number: 8572763
    Abstract: A reversible garment comprises first and second surfaces, each of which are capable of forming an outer surface of the garment when worn in reversible configurations. The first surface is generally ordinary in appearance while the second surface is highly visible. The reversible garment is preferably a bicycle jacket. The second surface may at least partially comprise a material that is reflective, bright in color, or luminescent. The second surface may be comprised of an elastic material to make the garment close-fitting in a high-visibility configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 8516615
    Abstract: A protective garment comprising an outer shell having an interior surface and an exterior surface. The protective garment further comprising a moisture barrier layer, a thermal insulating layer and a mesh liner layer. The thermal insulating layer comprises at least one of a facecloth material, a batting material, a spunlace material and a felt material, and the mesh liner layer is unattached to the thermal insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Di Giovanni, St├ęphane Rousse
  • Publication number: 20130212771
    Abstract: The present invention is a garment having a limited number of insulation panels combined therewith which cover a high percentage of the surface area of the garment. In other words, the present invention uses relatively large insulation panels to cover a large area of the garment for maximum efficiency and insulation to the user. The insulation panels comprise an aerogel material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: McFarlane Enterprises, L.L.C.
    Inventor: McFarlane Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication number: 20130198927
    Abstract: Laminates are described having a durable outer film surface for use in making lightweight liquidproof articles of apparel, such as outerwear garments. A method of making the laminate and a lightweight outerwear garment having an abrasion resistant exterior film surface is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8430204
    Abstract: A rescue harness used to extricate a body from a hazardous position. The harness is quickly and easily donned by a rescuer or wearer and can be stored between a jacket and liner. The apparatus comprises two linked arm loops that are wrapped around the wearer's shoulders. Alternatively, an additional loop comprises a lower torso strap that wraps around the wearer's lower torso and is connected to the upper torso harness with a carabiner. Two smaller continuous loops linked to the arm loops allow the potential rescuer to easily grasp the harness with gloved hands or attach a lifting cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Marty Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20130067631
    Abstract: A stowable outerwear garment is provided. The outerwear garment includes a shortened torso portion that deploys from an integral pouch to provide protection to a wearer's upper torso when worn in combination with a load-bearing vest. The shortened torso portion can include an elastic band extending about the wearer's torso and a plurality of fasteners supported by the elastic band to detachably secure the garment to the load-bearing vest. Sleeves can extend from the torso portion and can include an outer waterproof shell, an inner lining and an insulating material therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: LineWeight LLC
    Inventor: Caleb Clark Crye
  • Publication number: 20130061367
    Abstract: A cycling outer shell worn over a cycling jersey comprises a torso portion made of panels. Front and back surfaces of the torso portion cover the front and back of the wearer, respectively. A cutout in the lower portion of the back surface is in alignment with the jersey pockets, and has a peripheral edge with opposite lateral edge portions, and bottom and top edge portions. The width between the lateral edge portions of the cutout and the height between the bottom and top edge portions are generally corresponding to those of the jersey pockets, thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC
    Inventor: Louis GARNEAU
  • Publication number: 20130042385
    Abstract: Fiber blends useful for garments with a balance of high thermal, abrasion resistance, and moisture management properties are disclosed. The fiber blends comprise a hydrophobic fiber component, a hydrophilic fiber component, a structural fiber component, and an optional antistatic fiber. Yarns, fabrics, and garments comprising the fiber blends are also disclosed. Such garments are particularly useful for occupations requiring high thermal properties and abrasion resistance, such as fire fighters, utility workers, and military personnel, without compromising comfort of the wearers by maintaining breathability and moisture management properties of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: DRIFIRE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Hines, James Bailey, Leslie Gene Cone
  • Patent number: 8341769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a garment that includes a torso portion and a pair of sleeves, with the junction between the torso portion and each of the sleeves including a closable opening. Each of the closable openings includes a first portion positioned on a respective underarm, extending along a side of the torso portion, and a second portion extending on a respective one of the sleeves, with each of the sleeves including a proximal portion adjacent the torso portion, a distal portion adjacent the proximal portion, and an arrangement carried by the proximal portion to maintain the distal portion in a lifted-up state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Walker Clarke Fayle, Brian Hans Pedersen, Anthony Richardson
  • Patent number: 8336115
    Abstract: A protective garment, such as a surgical gown, includes a garment body defining sleeves. A cuff may be secured at respective ends of the sleeves. An elastic fiber layer is disposed on the sleeves beginning at the sleeve or cuff. The elastic fiber layer has a high friction surface such that an end of a glove pulled over the elastic fiber layer is inhibited from rolling or sliding back over the elastic fiber and down the sleeve. The elastic fiber may be formed of a polyolefin or other polymers according to known processes and may include a dye or colorant that may be used to indicate the fluid protection level of, for example, a surgical gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joy Francine Jordan, Steve Wayne Fitting, Michael P. Mathis, Vicky S. Polashock, John J. Lassig, Renette E. Richard, John A. Rotella
  • Patent number: 8333221
    Abstract: Textiles, garments and methods comprising a fabric and a variegated structure woven in the fabric and adapted to control a parameter of the textile construction. The parameter may be strength, breathability, and/or other properties. A visual pattern may be used to indicate the variegated structure. The visual pattern may be made in one or more of color, material, patterns. The fabric may be a multilayered fabric. A garment may be made of pieces cut from the fabric to satisfy a desired garment profile. The garment profile may be based on a parameter of strength, breathability, and/or other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The North Face Apparel Corp.
    Inventor: John T. Ly
  • Publication number: 20120284898
    Abstract: A garment having a pouch formed between an inner layer and an outer layer, which are bound to each other at each shoulder, at about mid-torso and at the sides. The outer layer of the pouch has an opening at its top in its middle where a neckline extends to about one-quarter to about one-half of the way down the pouch. The garment has supports bound to the inner or outer layer or both layers at the shoulders, and which supports go over the shoulders and down the person to about mid-torso, where the supports are bound to the inner or outer layer or both layers at about the mid-torso, but preferably not under the arms. The garment can be worn independently, worn over other items of clothing, or worn in combination with another apparel which is worn over the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph E. McMullen
  • Publication number: 20120255099
    Abstract: An outerwear garment composed of a body having a neckline and a collar includes a collar accessory that includes front and back regions of material joined to the body of the outerwear garment in proximity to the neckline. The collar accessory has an interior space of changeable volume between the front and back regions. An elongated inflatable air cushion is positioned within the interior space. The air cushion expands into the interior space and assumes a tubular shape to support at least one of the neck and head of the wearer when the air cushion is in an inflated state. The air cushion includes a valve stem through which the wearer can deliver pressurized air to inflate the air cushion to its inflated state or from which the wearer can expel air to flatten the air cushion to its non-inflated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: IPPASA, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron B. Sternberg
  • Patent number: 8256024
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of a cold-weather garment. In one exemplary embodiment, a long-sleeve upper-body cold-weather garment includes a torso portion and two sleeve portions that are attached to and extend from opposite edges of the torso portion. The torso portion is made from a first material and the sleeve portions are each made from a second material. The first material is lighter per unit area and more breathable than the second material. The second material is heavier per unit area than the first material, but is more resistant to cold-weather environmental conditions. For example, the second material is water resistant, flame resistant and comprises an outer surface having a camouflage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Massif Mountain Gear Company, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20120117709
    Abstract: A garment with a zipper arrangement includes a collar, a plurality of right zipper elements provided along a front right portion of the garment, and a plurality of left zipper elements provided along the front left portion of the garment. A slider includes a front side, a top side, and a back side. The slider is configured to slide up as far as the collar and bring the plurality of right zipper elements into engagement with the plurality of left zipper elements. The slider is further configured to slide down and disengage the plurality of right zipper elements from the plurality of left zipper elements. A flexible pull member is coupled to the slider. The flexible pull member is designed and dimensioned to extend over the top side of the slider and be releasably coupled to an inner portion of the garment when the slider is at the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventors: Jonas K. Damon, Alis Ayse Cambol, Daniel A. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20120060256
    Abstract: An outerwear garment having sleeves, where at least one sleeve has a closeable pocket of a size to contain a hand covering. A retractable tether, such as a shock cord or bungee cord, is attached at one end to the hand covering and the other end to the closeable pocket. The retractable tether may be detachably attached to the hand covering, closeable pocket, or both, via a fastener such as snaps. The pocket may be closed via a zipper, snaps, or hook at loop fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Parker
  • Publication number: 20120017348
    Abstract: A jacket, coat or windbreaker, particularly for tactical use by police, for example, has a side opening just below the arm to the bottom of the jacket, provided with a quick-opening feature for fast access to a weapon normally secured under the jacket. The side opening is closed by a zipper pulled downwardly and is concealed by a flap when closed. A small gripping tab extends out at the exterior of the jacket near the bottom edge, at the end of a rip cord that extends through an opening in the jacket and is secured to a plastic buckle or clip somewhat similar to a small seat belt, positioned along the inside surface of the jacket so as to be hidden from the outside. The buckle or clip snaps together to hold the jacket opening secured at bottom. When the rip cord is pulled, this has the effect of releasing the buckle, releasing a VELCRO strip that closes the flap at the bottom edge, and opening the zipper to separate the jacket along the opening line, up to just below the arm if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Chris Ellsworth
  • Publication number: 20110302689
    Abstract: Provided is a woven fabric which is suitable for use as a covering fabric for down garments, down jackets, bedclothes, sleeping bags, etc. The woven fabric is lightweight and thin, has a high tear strength, and can retain low air permeability even after laundering. The woven fabric is constituted of synthetic multifilament yarns. The woven fabric is characterized in that at least one side thereof has been calendered and the monofilaments in at least part of the synthetic multifilament yarns have been thereby compressed in a stacked state. The woven fabric is further characterized in that the monofilaments are fibers having an unusual cross-section, the degree of unusualness of the cross section as determined before calendering being 2.0-6.0, that the synthetic multifilament yarns have a fineness of 7-44 dtex, and that the woven fabric has a cover factor of 1,300-2,200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: TOYOBO SPECIALTIES TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Tone, Hideki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8074300
    Abstract: An article of clothing, comprising a coat assembly having a front side, a backside, and first and second sleeves. The front side and the backside define a shoulder area where they meet above the first and second sleeves. A hood assembly has a crown. Extending from the crown is a flap that terminates at an end. Also extending from the crown at a predetermined angle is a visor. The visor extends from the crown a first predetermined distance. The hood assembly comprises a first zipper tape. The first zipper tape comprises first zipper teeth. A shield assembly comprises a shield. The shield has a second zipper tape. The second zipper tape comprises second zipper teeth. The second zipper teeth have means to engage the first zipper teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Molina
  • Patent number: 8011028
    Abstract: A firefighter's coat including an outer shell and a liner. The outer shell has an inner surface, an outer surface, a front opening with a closure, and a downwardly extending rear tail. The liner has an outer surface facing the inner surface of the shell providing a barrier against the environment. The liner outer surface has a bottom edge loose from the outer shell inner surface to facilitate air circulation for drying when the coat is not in use, and a pocket is defined along the bottom of the outer shell tail and adapted to receive the rear of the liner bottom edge when the coat is in use. A releasable fastener is adapted to releasably secure the liner in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Morning Pride Manufacturing, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot, Patricia K. Waters
  • Publication number: 20110197332
    Abstract: A ski jacket with a waist adjuster storage structure includes an upper fixing end fixed to the lining, and two jointing ends to be engaged with each other. A zipper half is stitched above the fixing end of the waist adjuster. Below the waist adjuster is disposed a pocket which opens upwards to store the waist adjuster, the lower end, and left and right ends of the pocket are connected to the lining, respectively, an upper end of the pocket is provided with a zipper half. The waist adjuster is received in the pocket, the zipper half at the upper end of the pocket is meshed with the zipper half of the waist adjuster to close the pocket. The waist adjuster can be stored in the storage structure, when the wearer isn't skiing, and the ski jacket can be worn as an ordinary jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Ching-Hung YU
  • Publication number: 20110162123
    Abstract: A grommet locking device, which combines the advantages of both a grommet and a cord lock in a single unitary device. The grommet locking device allows a user to tighten a cord with one hand. The grommet locking device includes a front piece having a locking mechanism and a back piece that are attached together with a piece of fabric therebetween. A cord is moveable within the locking mechanism between a first locked position and second unlocked position in order to tighten or loosen a portion of the garment, such as a hood of a jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: John Thiet Ly
  • Publication number: 20110145971
    Abstract: A rotationally adjustable display device is described. In some embodiments, the device invention comprises a base plate that includes an interior face, an exterior face, and a channel extending through the interior and exterior faces. The device further comprises a locking disk that includes a securing post extending substantially perpendicularly therefrom. The securing post is dimensioned to pass through the channel of the base plate. The device further includes a display element having an outer face and an inner face. A rotation selection post extending substantially perpendicularly from the inner face and has an outer surface including a series of facing surfaces and an inner channel dimensioned to accept and engage the securing post. The device further comprises a rotation selection plate. The display device is substantially rotationally immobilized when the securing post is engaged with the inner channel of the rotation selection post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Robert A. Norbert
  • Patent number: 7954173
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a vented apparel, comprising: an outer shell; an inner liner disposed adjacent at least a portion of an inside of the outer shell; a vent through the outer shell, wherein the vent is substantially covered by a screen; a zipper on the inner liner; and an adjusting mechanism on the outer shell; wherein the adjusting mechanism is connected to the zipper in order to move the zipper between a closed position and an open position. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a vent system, comprising: a vent through an outer shell of an item incorporating the vent system, wherein the vent is substantially covered by a screen; a zipper on an inner liner of the item, wherein the inner liner is disposed adjacent at least a portion of an inside of the outer shell; and an adjusting mechanism on the outer shell; wherein the adjusting mechanism is connected to the zipper in order to move the zipper between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: PRL USA Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Collier
  • Publication number: 20110088135
    Abstract: A convertible garment that is reconfigurable from a garment to a neck pillow. The neck pillow may be generally U-shaped to fit about the neck of a wearer. The garment may include a pocket generally corresponding in shape to desired shape of the neck pillow. The pocket is of sufficient size to receive the remainder of the garment so that the remainder of the garment can be inserted into the pocket. The pocket may be sized so that the remainder of the garment substantially fills the pocket, thereby providing a relatively firm neck pillow capable of providing the desired level of neck support. The pocket may have a closure, such as a zipper, to retain the remainder of the garment in the pocket. The garment may be a jacket with the pocket located in the lower back that opens to the inside of the garment. The pocket may be manufactured from or lined with a soft material, such as a brushed tricot or a fleece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Snyder, Mitchell S. Zapp, William K. Inman
  • Publication number: 20110079623
    Abstract: This invention is a system and method for constructing a handbag, purse, carrier bag with hidden backpack capable of being converted into a jacket worn with backpack; alternatively, the backpack can be used separately as another smaller carrier bag or purse; this handbag invention contains a zipper system around the bottom half of the handbag that ends at the bottom center of the handbag which hides the upper third portion of the jacket. There are pockets located in the front center of the jacket. Drawstrings at the top of the handbag are loosened to create a waistband when in jacket form. The strap for the purse becomes a belt for the jacket by the use of clips on the ends of the strap, and d-rings attached to the handbag. This method and system is capable of transforming the jacket back into a handbag, carrier bag and purse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: HOLLIS McCRAY-CLARK, CHARLES HENRY CLARK
  • Publication number: 20110078840
    Abstract: The clothes, apparel, or garment, whether it be pants, jeans, trousers, shorts, a skirt, a dress, a shirt, a hat, socks, sweatshirt, jacket, bikini, swim suit, bra, or any other possible item of clothing that has, or could have a pocket as part of the clothing, whereby a pocket as part of a garment has an opening for gaining access to the interior of the pocket. The pocket may include optional closure means or flap for closing the exterior of the pocket. The interior of the pocket may provide the full functionality of a normal pocket, but in addition, may have a second opening (which may take any number of forms, shapes, or sizes) within the interior of the pocket for gaining access to the wearer's body, and wherein the second opening may be closed using one or more buttons, snaps, clasps, zippers and/or laces or other closure means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Thompson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100306899
    Abstract: A jacket having two sleeves and at least one outside breast pocket further having a cuff-less sleeve end consisting of a hemmed finish; a cuff-less waist consisting of a hemmed finish; and an inside breast pocket inside the jacket sharing the same outline as the outside breast pocket, whereby the jacket provides a fitted and shorter fit around the sleeves and waistband without the use of a cuff fastening means, and whereby securing means securing the inside pocket are not visible on the outside of the jacket because they share the same outline. A method of making the jacket of the present invention has the steps of removing the sleeves cuffs from the sleeve ends; hemming the sleeve ends; removing the waistband cuff from the jacket waist; and hemming the waist, whereby the sleeves are shorter and fitted without the use of securing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Earle Kolb
  • Publication number: 20100293702
    Abstract: A jacket includes a main jacket body configured at respective under-sleeve and side-torso areas with edges spaced apart to form respective openings respectively extending from a terminal portion of the sleeve to bottom portions of the jacket body; and a pair of inner jacket bodies, respectively disposed in the respective openings, and affixed to the main jacket body. The main jacket body can be formed, at least in part, of an abrasion resistant material that protects the person from abrasive injuries. The inner jacket body is formed, at least in part, of an elastic material that provides the person with greater flexibility while wearing the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Margaret Jane Meyer
  • Publication number: 20100282803
    Abstract: A garment is disclosed that provides an integrated backpack support straps that allows user to easily attach a backpack, keep the backpack in place, and easily remove the backpack and garment simultaneously. The garment can include one or more integrated backpack support straps permanently affixed to the front of the garment. The integrated backpack support straps can be attached to the garment such that they are not visible when viewing the front of the garment. Each backpack support strap can have connector ends that attach to a backpack, either selectively or permanently. The garment may be a shirt, a sweater, a sweatshirt, a coat, a jacket or other suitable garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Terrence Simmons
  • Patent number: 7823220
    Abstract: An item of clothing is convertible between different configurations. A vest may be removably fixed onto a jacket by devices different from those which are used to fix together the front portions of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Alpinestars Research SRL
    Inventor: Giovanni Mazzarolo