With Inflatable Or Liquid-containing Chambers Patents (Class 450/38)
  • Patent number: 5441436
    Abstract: A moisture managing brassiere for sports wear and general wear includes a front portion, a back portion connected to the front portion, and a pair of shoulder straps connected respectively at one end to the front portion and at respective opposite ends to the back portion. The brassiere is constructed of a composite stretch fabric including an inner fabric layer, and intermediate fabric layer, and an outer shell fabric layer. The inner fabric layer is constructed of hydrophobic moisture wicking fibers for residing in skin contact during garment wear. The intermediate fabric layer resides adjacent to the inner fabric layer for receiving, dispersing, and transporting moisture outwardly away from the inner fabric layer. The outer fabric layer resides adjacent to the intermediate fabric layer for receiving and dispersing moisture wicked outwardly from the inner and intermediate fabric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Intelpro Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert L. Moretz, Daniel L. Brier
  • Patent number: 5347656
    Abstract: A bathing suit top includes inflatable bladders in each of the cup portions of the top to provide support for the breasts of the wearer. An air pump is secured to the inflatable portions of the bathing suit top to selectively fill the first and second breast support bladders with ambient air. The air pump is preferably positioned in the connecting portion of the bathing suit between the two cups such that the pump can be discretely hidden behind a small piece of fabric. When the air pump is depressed air is forced into the two air bladders in the bathing suit cups and the breast support bladders are simultaneously filled to the same level in order to provide the identical amount of support to both breasts. The breast support bladders are designed to include three peninsula shaped sections to enable the breast support bladder to conform to the shape of the individual wearers breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: CCC Acquisitions Corp.
    Inventors: Jacqueline M. B. Fabritz, Marshall L. Barth, Anthony R. Longo
  • Patent number: 5281186
    Abstract: A protective breast cup arrangement wherein at least one breast cup member formed of a rigid cup-shaped construction includes a matrix of apertures directed therethrough, with the breast cup having an annular rim orthogonally oriented relative to a cup axis, with the rim including a continuous cushion member secured coextensively to an exterior surface of the rim to afford cushioning and frictional engagement about an individual's breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Inventors: Caroline M. Buckley, Robert W. Buckley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5235974
    Abstract: A heated bra is arranged to relieve engorgement in a lactating mother, wherein the bra structure includes a heated wire member directed coextensively in surrounding relationship relative to each cup member in electrical communication with an electrical energy source. The bra structure is further arranged to include a fluid impermeable chamber to accommodate heated water and other fluids to assist in relieving pressure to an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Inventor: Darlene M. Miller
  • Patent number: 5050595
    Abstract: A women's therapeutic support garment comprising a pair of breast supporting cups each of which is formed with an inner and an outer panel defining therebetween one of two cupped shaped pockets. A cupped shaped, thermal gel pack is placed in each pocket and has a central opening for accommodating the women's nipple. A pair of side panels are connected to the breast supporting cups, the side panels being dimensioned and configured to encircle the wearer and hold the breast supporting cups in place with the gel packs surrounding the women's breasts. The heat from each gel pack serves to reduce swelling and tenderness of the breast tissues during the premenstrual period, pregnancy or the post-partum period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Inventor: Pam Krafft
  • Patent number: 5032103
    Abstract: A breast shield is described having a dome-shaped shell with an open bottom and an elastic member that extends across the open bottom. The elastic member has an opening through which the breast nipple extends into the interior of the shell. The elastic member serves as a base or mount for the shell which resiliently spaces the shell from contacting the nipple. One embodiment of the shield aids in reinverting a nipple that is inverted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: ISG/AG
    Inventor: Karl O. A. H. Larsson
  • Patent number: 4734078
    Abstract: A brassiere which maintains a liquid, such as water, in contact with or very close to the breast such that a bouyant force provides improved and independent support for each breast. The invisibly supported breast has a rounded, firm and youthful appearance. Methods are described for varying the shape and appearant size of the breast and for providing additional beauty and health benefits. A transparent version is provided to facilitate incorporating the breast's improved appearance into many forms of fashion statement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Inventor: James O. Moreau