With Inflatable Or Liquid-containing Chambers Patents (Class 450/38)
  • Patent number: 10575568
    Abstract: A system for shaping a body part. The system includes a chamber with a resilient sidewall, which is snuggly located against the body part. A wirelessly operated pump connected to the chamber for varying an amount of a fluid located in the chamber. The pump has a signal receiver connected to it. A signal transmitter that is in wirelessly connected to the pump. The transmitter is electronically connected a body part shape database. The database and the transmitter are configured to wirelessly transmit a signal to the pump, when a user selects a desired body part shape from the database. This activates the pump so as to vary the amount of the fluid in the chamber and so achieves the desired body part shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Shannon Lehna, Nathalie Laflamme
  • Patent number: 10111481
    Abstract: A lingerie comprises an upper panel, a lower panel, and a signal-activated fastener. The upper panel is generally oriented horizontally and the lower panel is generally oriented vertically with respect to a wearer's body. The upper panel includes a first strap and a second strap and the lower panel includes one or more frontal straps and a back strap. The signal-activated fastener is coupled with one end of the first strap and one end of the second strap, the first ends of the one or more frontal straps are coupled with the upper panel, one end of the back strap is coupled with one the first strap and second strap, and the signal-activated fastener is responsive to a signal and operative to unfasten causing the lingerie to fall off from the wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Mansour Ahmadshahi
  • Patent number: 9883701
    Abstract: A brassiere for breast enhancement and breast safety in women is disclosed. The brassiere has two cups which are at least partially comprised of stretchable material and house an air-tight chamber inserted into either one or both of the cups, a pump or tube for inflating and deflating air in the chambers using an air valve and a press button. The brassiere of the present invention uses the air chamber(s) to protect the chest area of a woman from impact and is used for enlarging and beautifying the breasts of women.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Clemente F. Lima
  • Patent number: 9480596
    Abstract: A thermal breast pad device that comprises of two straps that connect to each other via hook and loop materials, each strap has a pear shaped thermal pad disclosed on one end of each strap, each thermal pad defines a pear shaped aperture within each thermal pad and is split at a central location of each pear shaped thermal pad. Each pear shaped thermal pad is segmented into pockets that are evenly distributed. The pockets may be filled with flax seeds. The device can be used by nursing mothers, menstruating women, or women suffering from breast cancer that need a hot or cold compress to be draped around their breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Nicole Marie Vasconcellos
  • Patent number: 9301559
    Abstract: A breast protection device that has a shield. The shield has an inner face and an outer face with a cavity formed there between. A fillable bladder is positioned inside of the cavity. The bladder has a valve opening for filling the bladder. A tube is inserted in the valve for filling means bladder. A method for protecting breast tissue using the breast protection device and a garment having the breast protection device incorporated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Logan Consultants, LLC
    Inventor: Pamela McQueer
  • Patent number: 9107457
    Abstract: A breast enlargement simulator comprises two cups and elastic expansion bags. The two cups are provided and configured with a specification equal to that of a normal brassiere matched with breast convexity. The elastic expansion bag arranged in front of each cup comprises an inner cavity and a substrate having a profile dimensionally matched with that of the cup. The adjustment of desired breast enlargement effect can be adjusted by injecting air or water into the elastic expansion bag, thus to stimulatingly obtain the continuous adjustable dynamic effect. The patient can conveniently wear the elastic expansion bag over a long period of time. As the expect effect of desired breast enlargement can be simulated by the breast enlargement simulator of the invention, the patient is willing to agree the breast enlargement surgery, viz authorizing the medical institutes to do the breast enlargement surgery, and postoperative effect satisfaction can be promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Zhongtang Wang
  • Patent number: 8956199
    Abstract: There is provided a breast cup assembly comprising an outer panel comprising an outer fabric layer, an inner panel comprising an inner fabric layer, an inner flexible film applied over the convex surface of the inner panel, an outer flexible film applied to the inner flexible film such that the inner and outer flexible films are sealed substantially proximal to a periphery of the inner panel forming a cavity between the inner and outer flexible films, and a gel pad positioned in the cavity formed between the inner and outer flexible films. A method of producing such a breast cup assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Regina Miracle International (Group) Limited
    Inventor: Zhenqiang Liu
  • Publication number: 20150024657
    Abstract: A brassiere pad adjustable structure is provided. The brassiere pad adjustable structure is comprised of a pouch, an air pump and an exhaust valve. The pouch is formed by a first layer film and a second layer film that is connected to each other to form a one-piece structure. The air pump is placed in the pouch and is fixed on either the first layer film or the second layer film. When the air pump pumps fluid into the pouch, the pouch is expanded for forming an air chamber to lift up and increase the appearance of breast volume. The exhaust valve is placed in either the first layer film or the second layer film to exhaust the air in the pouch to the exterior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Sing Young Hong Ltd.
    Inventor: Pai-Chien Chen
  • Publication number: 20140370783
    Abstract: A breast enlargement simulator comprises two cups and elastic expansion bags. The two cups are provided and configured with a specification equal to that of a normal brassiere matched with breast convexity. The elastic expansion bag arranged in front of each cup comprises an inner cavity and a substrate having a profile dimensionally matched with that of the cup. The adjustment of desired breast enlargement effect can be adjusted by injecting air or water into the elastic expansion bag, thus to stimulatingly obtain the continuous adjustable dynamic effect. The patient can conveniently wear the elastic expansion bag over a long period of time. As the expect effect of desired breast enlargement can be simulated by the breast enlargement simulator of the invention, the patient is willing to agree the breast enlargement surgery, viz authorizing the medical institutes to do the breast enlargement surgery, and postoperative effect satisfaction can be promoted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Zhongtang WANG
  • Patent number: 8840441
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bra for female breast support and formation that is particularly suited to provide the wearer a choice of support and shaping parameters. The bra comprises a pair of interconnected breast receiving cups, a conventional back strap and optional shoulder straps. A pair of skin gripping pads are sized and positioned to fit within the respective cups in a position to embrace the under and lateral side of the respective breast and include a selectively adjustable link interconnecting the support pads across and under the medial port ion of the bra. By shortening the link the support pads move laterally, drawing the breasts together. In a second embodiment the support pads may also be adjusted up and down by shortening or lengthening secondary shoulder straps that are attached to the upper portion of the respective pads and are positioned underneath the conventional bra shoulder straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph S. Sporn
  • Patent number: 8801495
    Abstract: The bra with breast pumping apparatus integrated therein includes a breast-shaped cup that a breast milk pump adjacent a nipple of an end user. The bra is adapted to be worn while simultaneously pumping breast milk from the nipple of the end user, and which transfers said breast milk into a fill bag that is held in place against the breast-shaped cup via a pocket. Once the fill bag is filled, the end user can remove the fill bag from the bra without requiring removal of the bra altogether. A powering member is integrated elsewhere on said bra, and provides the power necessary to run the breast milk pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Desirae A. Guindon
  • Patent number: 8727830
    Abstract: A brassiere comprising: breast cups for supporting a breast of a wearer; each said breast cups including at least one inflatable air envelope having at least one internal space which receives air from at least one air pump; connection means allowing communicating between a pump and the at least one inflatable envelope, such that when a pump is actuated, the at least one inflatable envelope is air inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Garth Fleeton
  • Patent number: 8695116
    Abstract: An air emitting device for use with a costume to create the illusion that air is being emitted from an anatomical body part. A wearable housing contains a source of air within the hollow compartment of a cup. A nozzle focusing the air stream protrudes from a cup. This costume enables the wearer to affix a balloon to the nozzle and inflate it, thus creating the illusion that the air is being emitted from the wearer's anatomical body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Kenwyn Patrina Dapo
  • Publication number: 20140057528
    Abstract: A backless strapless bra comprised of a sheet of thermoplastic material having a left edge portion and a right edge portion and left and right breast cups molded into the sheet. Adhesive material is provided on the inner surface of the sheet for removably adhering the sheet to the front of a user's body so as to accommodate the user's breasts in said breast cups. Optional left and right extension strips are provided configured to be removably adhered to the left and right sheet edge portions and to the sides of the user's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Beverly Ann Deal, Rebecca Harmon, Chih Jung Lee, Judy Lee
  • Patent number: 8647169
    Abstract: A bra cup or breast form including an interior surface facing toward a user's breast and having at least one thin ridge of pressure sensitive adhesive, for securing the bra cup or breast form to the user's breast, and at least one ventilation pathway on the interior surface. The bra cup or breast form may be used in a backless, strapless bra or breast form system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bragel International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kwo-Chaung Chang
  • Patent number: 8641475
    Abstract: A bra cup with an air bag contains a body including an inner cup portion and an outer cup portion hot pressed together. The inner cup portion has a first elastic layer having a first connecting face for connecting with the outer cup portion. The inner cup portion also has an inner layer hot embossed and connected with the first elastic layer. The outer cup portion has a second elastic layer having a second connecting face for connecting with the inner cup portion. The outer cup portion also has an outer layer hot embossed and connected with the second elastic layer. At least one screen adhesive is connected between the inner cup portion and the outer cup portion of the body. An air bag is connected between the inner cup portion and the outer cup portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Cheng Hung-Ming
  • Publication number: 20130309942
    Abstract: A breast cup comprising an inner shell and an outer shell. The inner shell may have a concave shape selected from a number of available cup sizes. The outer shell may have a convex shape selected from a number of available breast cup sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Mary C. Sobah-Wilhelm, Timothy Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20130303050
    Abstract: An imperceptible undergarment fabricated from a transparent material or a skin tone colored material. The clandestine material creates an illusion whereby the undergarment is not easily visible to onlookers. This discretionary look may be beneficial when a wearer is wearing low cut or minimal outer garments that do not fully cover the undergarment. Numerous straps, fasteners, and adjustment clasps provide myriad options for the wearer to adjust the imperceptible undergarment for a proper fit, and to further conceal the undergarment. The imperceptible undergarment may also be fabricated from a clear plastic or breathable fabric that is efficacious in dissipating heat and providing outlets for sweat in areas of high heat generation, such as the breast, the buttocks, and the groin area. A plurality of apertures, thin webbings, or pin holes strategically positioned throughout the imperceptible undergarment provides release points for the heat and sweat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Lynnae Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130260639
    Abstract: A self adjustable underwear which allows controlling the extent of upholding and concentrating the breasts of a user by adjusting her left, right cups according to her breasts' patterns. The self adjustable underwear is provided in sandwich layers at the lower edges and the outer sides respectively of the two breasts with a set of upholding air pads and a set of concentrating air pads adapted for adjusting air storing volumes, in order that the air pads will not be deviated by position, or fall out when in use; a user can have her breasts raised or concentrated to an extent by adjusting the left, right cups, so that the user can get the breast pattern adjusting function in all the directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Chuan-Shing LIN
  • Publication number: 20130237124
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment includes a brassiere formed out of a transparent material that can provide a desired level of support and comfort while being worn with a bathing suit or any other desired article of clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Kimberly HALL
  • Publication number: 20130165017
    Abstract: There is provided a breast cup assembly comprising an outer panel comprising an outer fabric layer, an inner panel comprising an inner fabric layer, an inner flexible film applied over the convex surface of the inner panel, an outer flexible film applied to the inner flexible film such that the inner and outer flexible films are sealed substantially proximal to a periphery of the inner panel forming a cavity between the inner and outer flexible films, and a gel pad positioned in the cavity formed between the inner and outer flexible films. A method of producing such a breast cup assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Zhenqiang LIU
  • Patent number: 8371902
    Abstract: The push-up adhesive bra includes a pair of bra cups each comprising a generally concave inside surface opposite a generally convex outside surface. Each cup defines an eye-shaped perimeter including a generally curved top and bottom edge meeting at an inner and outer peak. An adhesive is disposed along a portion of the inside surface for removably adhering the bra to a pair of woman's breasts when worn. A two-piece connector is individually fixed to each cup and engagedly connects the pair of cups and is configured such that the connector is disposed substantially at or below a bottom breast line when worn. A shelf-like padding is disposed within each cup adjacent to the bottom edge generally disposed below the woman's breasts. The top edge of each cup comprises a plurality of strap engagement receiving slots where a strap can be selectively attached at any one of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Juliana Lutzi Sherwood
  • Publication number: 20130012100
    Abstract: An adjustable shaping bra includes two sacs, a passage and a pump. The two sacs are filled with a fluid. The passage is disposed between and communicates the two sacs so as to allow the fluid to flow between the two sacs through the passage. The pump is connected with the passage so as to fill the fluid into the two sacs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SIN YOUNG HONG LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Tang Chen
  • Patent number: 8251772
    Abstract: A method for forming a brassiere cup includes the steps of: forming an inner cup member and an outer cup member of the brassiere cup, respectively; spraying or coating the predetermined joining surfaces of the inner and outer cup members with a glue; heating a film and, while the film is softened, attaching it to the glue-sprayed or glue-coated surfaces of the inner and outer cup members by vacuum suction; and assembling and sealing the inner and outer cup members and filling a filler in between the inner and outer cup members. The filler in the brassiere cup thus formed can comply with the breast shape of each user to achieve optimal shaping and supporting effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Mei Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 8192476
    Abstract: A garment for therapeutic comfort to women experiencing breast discomfort. The garment including an inner side having a first vertical side adjacent a second vertical side. A first layer is attached to the first vertical side and to the second vertical side such that each first layer is disposed over a breast region of the wearer. A first chamber for receiving hot or warm therapy is defined between each first layer and the inner side. A first opening to access the first chamber is defined between first and second ends of the first layer. A side opening in communication with the first chamber can further be disposed between the first layer and the inner side. A second layer is attached to each of the first layers such that each second layer is disposed over the nipple area of the wearer. A second chamber is defined between the first and second layers. A second opening to access the second chamber is defined between first and second ends of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Angela Scheberle
  • Patent number: 8162718
    Abstract: A bra pad includes a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film, a silicone gel layer and a cloth layer. The silicone gel layer is formed in a concave shape. On the edge of the silicone gel layers is attached to TPU films and the cloth layers. The silicone gel layers is semi-secured on the edge of the cloth layers to form the bar pad structure. Between the silicone gel layer and the TPU film, there is formed a first space and between the silicone gel layer and the cloth layer, there is formed a second space. The present bra pad employs the silicone gel material layer to enhance the softness and comfort. With the first and second space between the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film, the silicone gel layer, and the cloth layer, the bra pad has effective breathing capability and heat-dissipating capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Hui-Mei Chen
  • Publication number: 20120083863
    Abstract: A pouch to be placed into a brassiere and in other garment locations. The pouch consists of several layers of cotton fabric and neoprene fabric materials. At least one layer of neoprene fabric creates the base layer of the pouch. At least two layers of a cotton fabric material overlaps with neoprene fabric in a location which is about three-quarters from the edge of the pouch to form an entrance into said pouch for the placing of a thermal gel pack therein. The neoprene fabric layer is for the insulation of the thermal gel pack from the environment. The thermal gel pack inside the pouch, creates the thermal brassiere push up, which when worn in a brassiere cup provides a lift of the breast, enhances the woman's cleavage and provides concealed thermal comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Kimberly Gwen Gillespie
  • Publication number: 20120052769
    Abstract: An insert configured to modify an appearance of a breast comprises a flexible bladder comprising a gelatinous elastomer and a flowable material disposed within the flexible bladder. A bra may comprise at least one insert and a shell configured to cover the breast and the at least one insert. An underwire comprises an elongated body comprising an elastomeric material having a Shore A durometer hardness of about 1 or greater. A shell may be connected to the underwire and configured to cover a breast. A method of forming a bra comprises forming an underwire and securing the underwire to a shell. Another method of forming a bra comprises forming a flexible bladder comprising a gelatinous elastomer, disposing a flowable material within the flexible bladder to form an insert, and securing the insert to a shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: EDIZONE, LLC
    Inventors: Tony M. Pearce, Russell Whatcott, Joseph T. Nilson
  • Patent number: 8105129
    Abstract: An inflating and deflating device for connecting to an inner face of a pad includes a top cover having a first domed portion, an air intake and an air exit aperture; a bottom base connected to a lower side of the top cover; a bottom sealing cap; a deflating button located on the top cover to openably seal the air exit aperture; and a first and a second air locker unit. The bottom base has a second domed portion, which and the first domed portion together define a substantially spherical pump body, and is provided with an air intake and exit aperture. The first and second air locker units respectively openably close the air intake and the air intake and exit aperture. The inflating and deflating device has short airflow path and is airtight, and can be used to both inflate and deflate the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Ying-Tze Chen
  • Patent number: 8047891
    Abstract: A brassiere for women who need or desire breast enhancement manufactured with internal air bags or the like which can provide apparent enhancement without the need for surgery, or for use after surgical loss of breast tissue. The brassiere can be used either by women who have had surgical removal of a breast or by women who desire breast enlargement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Nikita Albritton
  • Patent number: 8029332
    Abstract: A reusable adhesive bra, comprising: a fabric bra having a pair of bra cups, each of the bra cups having a forwardly facing surface and a rearwardly facing surface; a pair of bra forms adapted to be matingly received in the pair of bra cups, each of the bra forms having a forwardly facing surface and rearwardly facing surface; each of the bra form forwardly facing surfaces adapted to be removably fastened to a respective one of the bra cup rearwardly facing surfaces of the fabric bra; each of the bra forms having a substantially centrally disposed hole therethrough; each of the bra form rearwardly facing surfaces having a reusable adhesive coating adapted to be removably fastened to a respective one of a user's breasts and having the substantially centrally disposed hole surrounding a respective one of the user's nipples, when the reusable adhesive bra is worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Ce Soir Lingerie Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Nadsady, Ann Deal
  • Patent number: 7942722
    Abstract: A cup includes an air cushion, which has first and second plastic sheets, an elastic plate, a compressible component, and a third plastic sheet; the first sheet has an air inlet; the first and the second sheets are joined together to form an air receiving space between them; an air passage exists between the elastic plate and the first sheet to allow air to flow into the air space; the elastic plate has a displaceable portion, which can be disposed in a first direction to have a concave contour and allow the cushion to be inflated, and which can be disposed in an opposite direction to have a convex contour and allow the cushion to be bled; the compressible component is resilient and interposed between the air inlet and the displaceable portion, and can contain air therein; the third plastic sheet has a hole facing the displaceable portion, and an air outlet exists between the third plastic sheet and the elastic resilient plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Feng-Mao Tseng
  • Publication number: 20110111675
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a breast covering garment apparatus comprising a breast cup comprising (i) an inner shell having a concave shape selected from a number of available cup sizes and (ii) an outer shell having a convex shape selected from a number of available breast cup sizes. The inner shell of the breast cup and the outer shell of the breast cup may be shaped from a solid piece of flexible material. The inner shell of the breast cup may be smaller than the outer shell of the breast cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Mary C. Sobah-Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20110111674
    Abstract: A bra cup is manufactured by an injection molding process. By injecting a liquid material into a mold and allowing the liquid material to cure into a desired bra cup shape, a wider variety of bra cups shapes may be manufactured. Additionally, the bra cup manufactured according to the injection molding process may not have the tendency to expand nor shrink, because the liquid material is cured directly into a solid state having the desired shape. Such an injection molding process may greatly increase the type of shapes that can be manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Antonio De Micco Padula
  • Publication number: 20110065358
    Abstract: A brassiere comprising: breast cups for supporting a breast of a wearer; each said breast cups including at least one inflatable air envelope having at least one internal space which receives air from at least one air pump; connection means allowing communicating between a pump and the at least one inflatable envelope, such that when a pump is actuated, the at least one inflatable envelope is air inflated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Garth Fleeton
  • Patent number: 7879091
    Abstract: An inflatable prosthetic breast assembly may include a pliant body. The assembly may also include a single and uniform outer layer that contiguously extends along an anterior face of the body as well as a rear wall removably attached to a posterior face of the body and a core permanently intercalated between the outer layer and the rear wall. The body may further include a mechanism for selectively modifying the shape of the body which may include a plurality of hollow pockets formed within the core and extending forwardly from the posterior face. A plurality of inflatable bladders may be removably seated within the pockets respectively. Each bladder preferably has an air-inlet orifice formed at a posterior side thereof. The body shape modifying mechanism may also include a hand-operable air pump to introduce volumes of air into the bladders respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventors: Inell O. Martin, Katheleen O. Colon
  • Publication number: 20100317256
    Abstract: A molded brassiere cup is disclosed in which an underwire is located between sheets of material which provide the outer and inner surfaces of the brassiere cup. During manufacture an insert of a cushioning substance, preferably a piece of foam, is located between the inner sheet of material and the underwire. The invention avoids prior art complex casing structures for underwires and is cheaper to manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Wen Bo ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20100267312
    Abstract: An elastic, air-permeable breast enhancer includes an elastic body having a front, convex face and a rear, concave face spaced from the front, convex face along an axis. The body includes a plurality of air channels each extending from the front, convex face through the rear, concave face along the axis and each having a front opening in the front, convex face and a rear opening in the rear, concave face. Each of at least a portion of the air channels includes at least one enlarged section intermediate the front and rear openings and having a diameter in a radial direction perpendicular to the axis larger than a remaining section of the air channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Tzu-Hsuan Chien
  • Patent number: 7721349
    Abstract: A system for cooling the skin of a human or animal user includes thermally conductive elements (120) with fluid-wicking surfaces (124), ways to flexibly interconnect the elements, methods for storing a cooling fluid and distributing it to elements (120), and ways to maintain elements (120) in contact with a user's skin. When at least portions of the elements (120) are in contact with a user's skin and at least portions of the element surfaces are wet with fluid, the evaporation of fluid from the surfaces transports heat from the user's skin into the surrounding air, thereby cooling the user. More powerful embodiments further include an air space (165) parallel and adjacent to the user's skin into which elements (120) penetrate, and a fan for moving air through the air space (165), thereby speeding the evaporation of fluid from the surfaces of the elements (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Ted Nathan Strauss
  • Publication number: 20100029176
    Abstract: A backless, strapless breast form system to be worn in place of a traditional bra including a pair of breast forms, wherein each breast form includes a volume of silicone gel encased between thermoplastic film material; an interior surface adapted to be attached to a user's breast, wherein substantially an entire interior surface from edge to edge comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive layer and wherein the interior surface has a plurality of bumps adapted to increase a push up effect of the breast form; a lateral side adapted to face the user's armpit and a medial side facing opposite the lateral side, wherein the breast form is adapted to be secured to the user's breast solely by the pressure sensitive adhesive layer; and a connector adapted to adjoin the pair of breast forms, wherein the connector is positioned between the medial side of each of the pair of breast forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: David E. Chen, Jasper Chang
  • Publication number: 20090318058
    Abstract: An inflating and deflating device for connecting to an inner face of a pad includes a top cover having a first domed portion, an air intake and an air exit aperture; a bottom base connected to a lower side of the top cover; a bottom sealing cap; a deflating button located on the top cover to openably seal the air exit aperture; and a first and a second air locker unit. The bottom base has a second domed portion, which and the first domed portion together define a substantially spherical pump body, and is provided with an air intake and exit aperture. The first and second air locker units respectively openably close the air intake and the air intake and exit aperture. The inflating and deflating device has short airflow path and is airtight, and can be used to both inflate and deflate the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Ying-Tze Chen
  • Publication number: 20090311943
    Abstract: A foundation garment 10 is provided with breast cups 11A,11B. Each breast cup 11A,11B has a respective outer cup 111A,111B and sling 12A,12B located therewithin. The sling 12A,12B is configured to provide uplift to the breast independently from the respective outer cup 111A,111B, essentially in a cup-within-a-cup arrangement. The foundation garment can be used to improve cleavage enhancement by providing directional support to the breast along with the appearance of an increased breast size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: MJM INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mone, Michelle Mone
  • Patent number: 7618304
    Abstract: A bra pad is combined selectively from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films, silicone gel material or silicone gel material layers, lightweight material layers and cloth layers. The TPU films are configured for containing the silicone gel material to make the silicone gel material layer form a concave cup. A space defined in the concave cup is configured for combining the lightweight material layer. The lightweight material layer has an opposite side surface attaching to the cloth layer to form the bra pad. The present bra pad employs the silicone gel material layer to make it have excellent tactility and comfortable, and employs the lightweight material layer to decrease the weight. Furthermore, the cloth layer is configured for increase the breathe capability and the heat-dissipating capability to make the users more comfortable and no burthen when being carried for a long time or in sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Hui-Mei Chen
  • Publication number: 20090270013
    Abstract: The inventions relates to a garment that combines a foam cup, underwire bra combined with a tank top overlay made of a Lycra® blend or lace fabric for the tank top. The bra function is provided by underwires and specially formed foam cups for support and shaping of the breasts. The tank top portion of the garment is attached to one of the shoulder straps which are diagonally fixed to the tank top portion of the garment. The tank top portion of the invention is attached from each side as well as the bottom of the garment, in a unique “turn-under” sewing technique. A lace or combination Lycra® mix fabric attaches from the outside of the cups to the lace band at the back of the garment. This garment is used under low cut dresses and blouses, to cover cleavage and décolletage, which is an employment standard for many companies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Andrea T. Clair, Anastasios Koskinas
  • Publication number: 20090239444
    Abstract: In a bra having a pair of cups each with a central area and a lower perimeter area, the improvement of an asymmetric underwire arrangement including one shorter curved underwire extending in the lower perimeter area of one cup, and one longer curved underwire extending in the lower perimeter area of the other cup, the underwires each having inner ends that are adjacent each other at a central location where the pair of cups meet, and outer ends that are spaced away from each other, the inner end of the longer underwire extending further into the central location than that of the shorter underwire for enhancing cleavage for a woman wearing the bra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Kathy Perman, Ann Armstrong, Nathalie Martinet
  • Patent number: 7552734
    Abstract: Wearable Drinking Garment is a series of inner skeletal tubes lined together and attached to form an X that straps flat around the chest, back and under arm area, with sipping tube at top end and airflow stub tube at bottom end; covered and protected by inner insulated lining to lock in temperature of water/liquid in extreme weather conditions; outer mesh lining for heavy resistance against rough and extreme activities. These three together form the X-shape Vest that locks onto the body, can go under or over clothing, is hands free and lightweight with water flowing through a series of flat tubes, giving an evenly balanced comfortable glove-tight fit to the body, with easy slip on/off convenience. Compete at higher levels while never stopping to get a drink. Second generation has oxygen tubes, mini tank for better breathing, ie: medical purposes, diving, space travel, short/long term mining and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: Shawn Maurice Adams
  • Publication number: 20090156095
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an improved safety bra support comprising an arc-shaped steel wire in which the special characteristic is that at least the two ends of the underwire are enclosed with at least one set of thermal contractible cases made of polymeric materials. The thermal contractible case's external end is a soft tube which protrudes out of the end of the arc-shaped underwire, and such a soft tube is bendable and flexible, ensuring the tip of the underwire be placed at the end stitches of the sleeve. Because the above described structure is used, the present disclosure not only can effectively prevent injuries to users caused by the ends of the underwire poking through the sleeve of the bra support, but can also provide a seamless and natural fit, and the utmost comfort to wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Suilung Cheung
  • Publication number: 20090130952
    Abstract: A bra pad is combined selectively from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films, silicone gel material or silicone gel material layers, lightweight material layers and cloth layers. The TPU films are configured for containing the silicone gel material to make the silicone gel material layer form a concave cup. A space defined in the concave cup is configured for combining the lightweight material layer. The lightweight material layer has an opposite side surface attaching to the cloth layer to form the bra pad. The present bra pad employs the silicone gel material layer to make it have excellent tactility and comfortable, and employs the lightweight material layer to decrease the weight. Furthermore, the cloth layer is configured for increase the breathe capability and the heat-dissipating capability to make the users more comfortable and no burthen when being carried for a long time or in sports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Hui-Mei Chen
  • Publication number: 20090117824
    Abstract: A bra cup includes an outer cloth, an inner cloth, and a layer of high-molecular polymer between the inner and outer cloths. The layer of high-molecular polymer includes a perimeter having first and second edges spaced in a length direction and upper and lower edges spaced in a height direction perpendicular to the length direction. The layer of high-molecular polymer further includes a perforate area having a plurality of vents each extending from an outer face through an inner face thereof. The perforate area extends from the upper edge through the lower edge in the height direction. The perforate area further extends from a center of the first layer of high-molecular polymer toward the first and second edges in the length direction and has a length at least two-thirds of that of the layer of high-molecular polymer in the length direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Jin-Yi Jian
  • Publication number: 20090098802
    Abstract: A brassiere pad assembly is provided for use in a brassiere for delivering optimal support, aesthetic enhancement and health benefits including a first panel comprised of a flexible material having a plurality of perforations and a bottom edge. A second panel is provided having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the second panel having at least a bottom edge affixed to at least the bottom edge of the first panel. A third panel is provided comprising a membrane defining a cavity having at least one attachment means formed therein, the third panel being placed between the first and second panels and having at least a bottom edge affixed to the second panel. An insertable element may be provided configured to be receivable and securable within the cavity of the third panel for imparting skin therapeutic benefits to a wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Tania Alessandra Talamo