Pads, Per Se. Patents (Class 450/57)
  • Patent number: 10583016
    Abstract: Disclosed is an external breast prosthesis (1), including an envelope (2) of flexible material with a breast shape, the envelope defining an internal cavity (6) closed by a protective lid (3) of which one face, called the external face (4), is designed to be pressed against the chest of a person, the cavity enclosing a filler and a weighted element intended to adjust the weight of the prosthesis. The weighted element is in the form of a plurality of ballast elements (7) which are distributed along a sagittal axis of the prosthesis substantially perpendicular to the plane of the protective lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NEW TEAM
    Inventors: Christine Valdiserra, Leonarda Comte Nee Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10376419
    Abstract: Method of absorbing moisture around breasts of a person by inserting a bra liner made at least partly of absorbent material under a breast support between the skin of the chest and skin of each of right and left breasts, and partly between the right and left breasts. The bra liner includes a left portion, a right portion and a central portion between the left and right portions, the central portion including a flap partly separated from the left and right portions. The flap is folded about a center line of the body to thereby interpose the folded flap between the right and left breasts and maintain the right and left breasts out of contact with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Donna Lilien
  • Patent number: 10231492
    Abstract: A breast supporting garment such as a shirt, bra or similar garment has a body section having a front bust section for supporting a woman's breasts. A band of elastic material is provided under the bust section for shape and support. Another band of elastic material is provided around the bottom of the garment and helps keep it from riding up. The bust section of the garment should be formed from two layers of fabric adhered with elastomeric adhesive. The fabric should be free cut knit fabric having a high level of spandex. The bra will be lightweight and free feeling, as if it is not there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gelmart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eve Bastug
  • Patent number: 10201434
    Abstract: A garment having integrated prosthetic breasts is disclosed. The garment includes an inner front layer, a middle component which includes at least one, and ideally two prosthetic breast members. The prosthetics are lightweight so that no elastic across the torso is needed. An outer front layer covers the middle component. The middle component is formed of a mesh layer which is sewn to the inner front layer only at the neckline and arms, and has an open bottom edge. The prosthetic breast members are attached to the mesh layer and provide shaping for mastectomy patients or other individuals having a need or desire for natural looking shaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Kathleen Bona Conway
  • Patent number: 10194701
    Abstract: The post-operative shower brassiere is adapted for use with a patient. The post-operative shower brassiere is a garment. The post-operative shower brassiere is intended to be a single use disposable garment. The post-operative shower brassiere is intended for use during bathing or showering. The post-operative shower brassiere is formed from a water impermeable material. The post-operative shower brassiere forms a water impermeable seal around one or more breasts of the patient to protect post-surgical wounds received from breast surgery. Specifically, the post-operative shower brassiere protects the one or more breasts from the water used in bathing activities. The post-operative shower brassiere comprises a garment and a sealing strip. The sealing strip is applied to the interior surface of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Wendi Tufts, Robert Tufts
  • Patent number: 10045570
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a bra comprising two cups for accomodating the breasts of a user in which each cup is constituted by a piece of extensible textile material in the form of a substantially planar sheet when the bra is not worm, wherein a major part of the surface of the sheet is cut along a plurality of notches with a limited length arranged all around an inner part of the sheet in such a manner as to form a reversibly deformable structure suitable for being deployed to the front in a direction substantially transversal to the plane of the sheet under the effect of the weight of the breasts when the bra is being worn, causing this sheet to assume a volume conforming to the shape of the breasts and capable of supporting the breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hanes Operations Europe SAS
    Inventor: Manon Turlan-Van Der Hoeven
  • Bra
    Patent number: 9516905
    Abstract: A brassiere includes an elastic band, a pair of cups (and a pair of elongated flexible support elements configured to come at least partly into contact with the shoulders of the user. Each of the cups includes an outer surface and an inner surface made of a first textile material which includes a plurality of first inserts in a first flexible polymeric material having a coefficient of friction with the skin greater than the first textile material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Roberta Pagnon
  • Patent number: 9402424
    Abstract: A bra that adheres to the wearer's torso, enabling the bra to stay securely in place while aesthetically lifting the wearer's breasts up and out. At least one adhesive patch that includes soft silicone affixed to the fabric of the bra, primarily in the areas adjacent to the cups, is provided. The soft silicone adheres to the wearer's skin via Van Der Waals forces, and a secondary layer of silicone or fabric may be used to secure that adhesion. The Van Der Waals adhesion mechanism can be enhanced by the inclusion of micrometer-sized setae along the soft silicone portion of the adhesive patches. The setae can be angled to provide additional support in the desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Kellie K Apparel LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Roy
  • Patent number: 9326553
    Abstract: A bra particularly suited for use during stress echocardiogram tests. The bra includes two cups for breasts, with at least one of the cups being removably securable. The bra also includes at least one retaining and/or supportive band that keeps one of the cups completely or at least partially in its normal position on a person while the other cup is not secured. In some aspects, the retaining and/or supportive band also is removably securable and/or forms at least part of one of the cups. The bra may further include at least one window in at least one of the cups for electrocardiogram leads. The bra may also include one or more strap adjusters, at least one window in at least one of the cups on the heart side for access of a sonogram or other sensor or imaging device, and one or more clasps for test leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Sheryl Ross, Jennifer Dixon, Jeanne Cohen
  • Patent number: 9259038
    Abstract: A bra cup molded by thermoforming comprises a layer of thermoformable polyurethane foam as well as an inner fabric and an outer fabric bonded to the foam layer. The outer fabric is composed of a three-dimensional knitted fabric comprising a first face and a second face separated from one another by a thickness of the three-dimensional knitted fabric that is greater than 1 mm. The method for manufacturing the cup comprises a molding step, and in a bonding step preceding the cup molding step, said first face and the foam layer are bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: CHANTELLE
    Inventors: Gervais Cholet, Thierry Blin
  • Patent number: 9149080
    Abstract: A method for attaching a fastening pad to a sidewing of a brassiere, a sidewing made according to the method and a brassiere with a sidewing made according to the method, the method includes attaching the fastening pad to a first sidewing piece of the sidewing, joining the perimeter of the fastening pad to a portion of a second sidewing piece of the sidewing, leaving a section of the perimeter of the fastening pad unjoined to the second sidewing piece and inverting the joined fastening pad and the second sidewing piece to expose the operative face of the fastening pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: REGINA MIRACLE INTERNATIONAL (GROUP) LIMITED
    Inventor: Wenbo Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150118937
    Abstract: A pad body including grooves and apertures on at least one side. At least some of the apertures are located at intersections of grooves. The grooves are in a pattern of a plurality of rows and columns. A brassiere pad includes the pad body. A brassiere pad comprises the pad body placed between an upper layer and a lower layer. The upper layer and the lower layer are mode of a thin permeable material or include a plurality of apertures. The upper layer and/or lower layer include(s) grooves on at least one side of the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Ho Yau WAN
  • Patent number: 9011201
    Abstract: An adjustable backless and strapless bra having a covering over the front. The backless and strapless bra assembly includes a pair of bra cups, each bra cup including an outer edge, a connector between the bra cups, and a covering coupled to the outer edge of each bra cup and extending from one of the pair of bra cups to the other one of the pair of bra cups across an outside surface of the bra cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bragel International, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Chen
  • Publication number: 20150072590
    Abstract: A garment comprising a less-stretchable component formed at various locations on and as a portion of the garment; wherein the less-stretchable component has less elasticity than that of part of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ho Yau WAN
  • Patent number: 8968050
    Abstract: A bra saver device made for underwire and non-underwire bras to provide protection to the wearer from sudden exposure to underwires and to provide comfort between the wearer of a bra from friction caused by movement of a bra during normal use. The present invention easily attaches to the edge of a bra by opening the clip to the present invention and placing it over the bra where ever an underwire has become exposed and then closing the clip to securely attach the present invention to a bra. The present invention can also be attached to any section of the bra at the edge along the bra at the top or the bottom, front or back where the wearer of the bra experiences discomfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Beverly A Riley
  • Publication number: 20150011140
    Abstract: A brassiere for women who have undergone a single or double mastectomy with breast reconstruction and a profile-correcting insert that is either sewn directly into the brassiere or can be worn separately with other conventional brassiere and garments. The brassiere provides a natural, conical-shaped breast profile. The brassiere further provides elastic gathering at the upper-side region or around the bottom-half of the support cup, side-seam in close proximity to the cups, the option of elimination of any underwire within the support cup, and a wider elastic band underneath the cup(s) along the front of the wearer's rib-cage. Additionally, the profile-correcting insert can be affixed to other conventional brassieres or garments and the brassiere can be incorporated into other garments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kara Gorski, Kristin Gembala
  • Publication number: 20150004876
    Abstract: There is provided a method of attaching a fastening means pad to a sidewing for a brassiere. The method comprises attaching the fastening means pad to a first sidewing piece, aligning a second sidewing piece with the first sidewing piece such that a portion of the second sidewing piece covers the operative face of the fastening means pad, joining the second sidewing piece to the fastening means pad along at least a portion of the perimeter of the fastening means pad, whilst leaving a section of the perimeter of the fastening means pad unjoined and inverting the joined fastening means pad and second sidewing piece through the unjoined section such that the operative face of the fastening means pad is exposed. There is also provided a sidewing with an attached fastening means pad and a brassiere comprising at least one sidewing with an attached fastening means pad in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Wenbo ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20140357157
    Abstract: A brassiere pad (100) is disclosed which includes an outer layer (102) and an inner layer (104) fixedly engaged with each other. The outer layer and the inner layer are separate from each other at or along at least one peripheral portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Clover Mystique Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan Yin YIP
  • Patent number: 8888555
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a breast cup of a brassiere may include the steps of providing a pad including a first edge portion and a second edge portion, providing a fabric cover including a third edge portion and a fourth edge portion, superimposing the first and third edge portions, connecting the superimposed first and third edge portions together, superimposing the second and fourth edge portions, connecting the superimposed second and fourth edge portions together, ultrasonically cutting and fusing the connected first and third edge portions to form a first line of fusion joining the pad and the fabric cover, ultrasonically cutting and fusing the connected second and fourth edge portions to form a second line of fusion joining the pad and the fabric cover, and turning the joined pad and fabric cover inside out along the first and second lines of fusion to form seamless edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Clover Group International Limited
    Inventor: Wai Ching Andy Lau
  • Patent number: 8845388
    Abstract: A mass of memory foam or similar elastic material is sized and shaped to fit within a cleavage area to space breasts away from the cleavage area and lift the breasts somewhat. The spacer includes a front surface opposite a rear surface and with a base portion opposite a top portion. The base portion is larger than the top portion. Side portions extend from the base portion to the top portion on opposite sides of the spacer. These side portions act upon the breasts to lift and separate the breasts from each other. A band can optionally be provided girding the spacer. The band can be provided as camouflage or decorations can be placed on the band to decorate the spacer. The bands can be replaceable to switch between appearance options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Darlene S. Dempsey
  • Patent number: 8840442
    Abstract: An apparatus to be used as a woman's undergarment is provided. The apparatus is a bra having a strap that fastens to the cups of the bra that protect and hold the breast of the user. The apparatus has a cup having at least a first layer which contacts the individual's skin. The apparatus further has a second layer which is directly opposed to the first layer and may contact the outer clothing of the individual. Moreover, the device has a third layer and/or insert which is positioned between the first layer and the second layer, and further wherein the third layer may provide an extra zone of thickness for the breast nipple and thereby may enable concealment of an erect breast nipple. The third layer may be of varying thickness and in an embodiment that may be thicker than the first and second layer and may be removable from the undergarment if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Nicole Linkon
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140273738
    Abstract: A molded pad for a brassiere cup contains shaved polyurethane foam inserts interleaved between thin upper and lower polyurethane foam layers. Three shaved inserts can be used for positioning in the neckline, underarm and center front regions of the pad, with each insert providing a different level of firmness and elongation to the pad. The pad can be made by positioning the shaved inserts in between thin upper and lower polyurethane layers and molding the composite under heat and pressure to form a laminate having a bra cup shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Glyn RAVEN, Donna MINES, Michelle ROACH, Rosalind SCOTT
  • Patent number: 8827765
    Abstract: There is provided a breast cup assembly for a bra. An outer panel has an outer fabric layer attached to a first foam layer. An inner panel has an inner fabric layer attached to a second foam layer. A pad is located between the inner panel and the outer panel. The inner panel has a surface area the majority of which is overlaid with the pad, and the outer panel and the inner panel are attached to each other about a periphery of each panel to retain the pad in its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Regina Miracle International (Group) Limited
    Inventor: Wen Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 8808057
    Abstract: A breast-enhancing brassiere is provided having a pair of breast-receiving cups, each cup including at least one cushioned layer having an inner breast-receiving side and an outer side, and having at least one outer fabric layer affixed to the outer side of the cushioned layer, the inner breast-receiving side including a lower portion and an upper portion, the lower portion having a cushioned thickness greater than the cushioned thickness of the upper portion and projecting inwardly to provide lift and breast enhancement to a wearer, a first pocket formed on the inner breast-receiving side and having a slit formed therein, and a first cushion conforming substantially to the shape of the pocket, the cushion being removably insertable into the pocket to provide supplemental lift and breast enhancement to a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Xiao Qing Hu
  • Publication number: 20140199915
    Abstract: Filamentous bodies which are longitudinally extended and other film-like constructions are made by combining liquid siliceous precursors with air and extruding them. Distinct types or grades of fibers, strands, and other film-like constructions are produced which have a multiplicity of useful applications and indications for use owing to their inherent memory, compactability, tensile strength and density. A prosthetic device for a mastectomy bra is constructed with filamentous bodies. It can be sewn permanently into the bra cup. The device can be refilled to counteract volume loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Leidez, LLC
    Inventors: Van Hai Pham, Donna Jackson
  • Bra
    Publication number: 20140154949
    Abstract: A brassiere includes an elastic band, a pair of cups (and a pair of elongated flexible support elements configured to come at least partly into contact with the shoulders of the user. Each of the cups includes an outer surface and an inner surface made of a first textile material which includes a plurality of first inserts in a first flexible polymeric material having a coefficient of friction with the skin greater than the first textile material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Roberta Pagnon
  • 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: 8708771
    Abstract: A removable insert 38 is sandwiched between the exterior flap 36 and the rear wall 32. The top edge 34 of each of the rear walls 32 extends outwardly from the center web 30 to the respective rear wings 42 next adjacent the front connection 46 of the rear wings 42 to shoulder straps 44 for exposing the removable insert 38 to the nipple of the breast. Exterior flaps 36 extend from a center web 30 and a lower extremity 28 to a flap clasp 50 for attachment to an adjacent shoulder strap 44 at a position on the shoulder strap 44 spaced a distance (d) above the front connection 46 of the rear wing 42 to the shoulder strap 44 for opening the exterior flaps 36 to expose the nipple and upper portion of the breast while the rear walls 32 remain in position under the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Angelina De Rosa
  • Patent number: 8708772
    Abstract: A brassiere consisting of an integral body having a front portion, and a rear portion as a lateral extension of the front portion. The edge considered to be the lower edge, of the front portion as well as of the rear portion, has an elastic band which supports the entire structure of the brassiere. The center of the elastic band extends into an ascending sector defining a bridge having concave lateral edges and a lower edge which is also curved-concave, while the tops of the lateral edges also have divergent sections suitable for adapting to the contour of the breasts of the user. The bridge has cushioned padding, which affects the intermammary area up to the neckline as well as the semi-perimeter of the lower contour of the breasts including the lateral portions or sides of the armholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Marta Maria Fernandez Cuevas
  • Patent number: 8702471
    Abstract: Post-operative medical prosthetic devices, more particularly a combined garment and prosthesis that is useful for female patients having major chest trauma, including post-op mastectomy, burn, heart and lung surgery, and for patients having severe chest skin sensitivity, including skin and sub-dermal post-op surgical exposed tissue, healing scars, gangrenosis, chemotherapy and the like. The inventive garment/prosthesis includes an undergarment comprising a uniquely designed upper-half-bra having a special pocket for an insertable/removable upper-half-breast prosthesis that only contacts the upper portion of the chest, well above areas of surgical trauma. This provides a cantilever, permitting over-garments to drape free from contact with the chest and stomach exterior surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Linda C. Lyman
  • Publication number: 20140099865
    Abstract: A removable insert 38 is sandwiched between the exterior flap 36 and the rear wall 32. The top edge 34 of each of the rear walls 32 extends outwardly from the center web 30 to the respective rear wings 42 next adjacent the front connection 46 of the rear wings 42 to shoulder straps 44 for exposing the removable insert 38 to the nipple of the breast. Exterior flaps 36 extend from a center web 30 and a lower extremity 28 to a flap clasp 50 for attachment to an adjacent shoulder strap 44 at a position on the shoulder strap 44 spaced a distance (d) above the front connection 46 of the rear wing 42 to the shoulder strap 44 for opening the exterior flaps 36 to expose the nipple and upper portion of the breast while the rear walls 32 remain in position under the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Angelina De Rosa
  • Patent number: 8679083
    Abstract: A reusable, washable breast shield for use by lactating women. The shield may include an inner layer and an outer layer. The shield may be placed against the breast of the user and may be held in place with an article of clothing or may be used without supporting clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Tina Bruce, Charles J. Pawloski
  • Patent number: 8672728
    Abstract: A female breast pad comprises a rounded, concave cup portion configured to cover a female breast and a side portion, contiguous therewith, that is configured to extend laterally to one side away from the cup portion. The pad includes an elevated protrusion on its inner surface, located in an area between the cup portion and the outer edge of the side portion which is farthest from the cup portion. This protrusion as well as the lateral extension of the side portion inhibit the pad from sliding toward the center of the wearer during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Wu Chan
  • Publication number: 20140073222
    Abstract: The bra cup structure of the present disclosure comprises two laminated flexible layers 2, 3 enclosing between them a pouch 4 containing a malleable material made of silicone gel filled with polymer microspheres; the pouch 4 is formed by two thin polymer films 5, 6 sealed to one another, for example made of polyurethane. The inner layer 3 is made of viscoelastic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Manon Turlan-Van Der Hoeven, Gilles Roger Pilawa
  • Patent number: 8668550
    Abstract: A prosthetic nipple undergarment device is wearable to give an appearance of an erect nipple of a desired size and shape beneath an outer garment. The device includes a brassiere having a breast receiving cup. A prosthetic nipple is selectively coupled to the cup. The prosthetic nipple comprises a base and a projection coupled to and extending from the base wherein the prosthetic nipple is configured to resemble an erect human nipple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Richard B. Sartell
  • 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: 20130303051
    Abstract: A female breast pad comprises a rounded, concave cup portion configured to cover a female breast and a side portion, contiguous therewith, that is configured to extend laterally to one side away from the cup portion. The pad includes an elevated protrusion on its inner surface, located in an area between the cup portion and the outer edge of the side portion which is farthest from the cup portion. This protrusion as well as the lateral extension of the side portion inhibit the pad from sliding toward the center of the wearer during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: JENNIFER WU CHAN
  • Patent number: 8562388
    Abstract: The present document describes a prosthesis for a mastectomy bra comprising: a lower portion comprising a manually malleable material having a first density; and an upper portion comprising a manually malleable material having a second density smaller than the first density, the lower portion being substantially located below the upper portion thereby insuring stability of the prosthesis when in use. There is also described a bra for receiving the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: La Vie en Rose
    Inventors: John Izzo, Sarah Giroux, Christine Harding
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8506348
    Abstract: A brassiere is provided having a pair of breast-receiving cups, each cup comprising at least one fabric layer molded to at least one foam layer, and an inner breast-receiving side and a lower periphery and an upper periphery. A first shaped pocket is formed on the breast-receiving side having a slit formed therein. A first shaped cushion conforming substantially to the shape of the pocket is removably insertable into the pocket to provide breast enhancement to a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Xiao Qing Hu
  • Patent number: 8506349
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Mary C. Sobah-Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 8480452
    Abstract: A seamless athletic bra includes different regions with different levels of support. The bra is formed from layers of material adhered together. Altering the types of materials comprising the layers in a region changes the level of support in that region as compared with other regions of the bra. A first region having the lowest level of support is found in a back panel and in the molded cups. A second region having a medium level of support is found in the front portion of the strap. A third region having a high level of support is found in a framework that follows the contours of the molded cups and in a back portion of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Reinisch, Susan L. Sokolowski
  • Patent number: 8465341
    Abstract: A bra for compression stabilizing the breast mass against motion relative to the torso includes a closed cell foam layer having a front, back, sides, and shoulder straps in a pattern to approximately match the contours of a female user's torso. A first fabric layer adjacent to the inner surface of the cell foam layer adjacent to the user's skin, substantially matching the pattern of the closed cell foam fabric layer, provides moisture wicking and comfort. A portion of the closed cell foam fabric layer extends below the breast line and encircles the torso to add motion stabilizing support to the breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Mary Helen Shashy
  • Publication number: 20130143469
    Abstract: A brassiere comprising two cups, each one shaped like a shell containing inside a detachable padding. The outer shell is pre-shaped, that is without seams, made of natural or synthetic tissue and has no inserts made of metallic material in order not to exert any compression onto the mammary region. The inner shell is made of breathable and extensible elastic fibres, to allow supporting the healthy breast and keeping in seat the dressing without constricting. The cup shape is so as to be similar to that of a usual brassiere wholly containing the mamma, so as not to reveal the presence of dressing or shape or volume asymmetries even under light dresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
    Inventor: Francesca Romana Grippaudo
  • Publication number: 20130109276
    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 griping 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 portion of the bra. By shortening the link the support pads are caused to 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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph S. Sporn
  • Patent number: RE45838
    Abstract: Kidney-shaped push up insert including first lobe and second lobe is provided. Notch is formed in top side between first lobe and second lobe. Insert has depression formed adjacent top side extending towards notch. Second main surface opposes first main surface. Second main surface is substantially smooth arcuate-shaped surface. First lobe has narrower width between top side and bottom side than second lobe, and second lobe is thicker between first main surface and second main surface than first lobe. Ratio of maximum thickness between first main surface and second main surface to maximum length between opposing ends of first lobe and second lobe is less than about 9 and/or ratio of depth of notch from a straight line connecting first lobe and second lobe along top side of insert to width of insert from top side to bottom side at depth of notch is less than about 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Runberg, Incorporated
    Inventor: Debra MacKinnon
  • Patent number: RE46407
    Abstract: Kidney-shaped push up insert including first lobe and second lobe is provided. Notch is formed in top side between first lobe and second lobe. Insert has depression formed adjacent top side extending towards notch. Second main surface opposes first main surface. Second main surface is substantially smooth arcuate-shaped surface. First lobe has narrower width between top side and bottom side than second lobe, and second lobe is thicker between first main surface and second main surface than first lobe. Ratio of maximum thickness between first main surface and second main surface to maximum length between opposing ends of first lobe and second lobe is less than about 9 and/or ratio of depth of notch from a straight line connecting first lobe and second lobe along top side of insert to width of insert from top side to bottom side at depth of notch is less than about 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Runberg Incorporated
    Inventor: Debra MacKinnon
  • Patent number: RE47668
    Abstract: Kidney-shaped push up insert including first lobe and second lobe is provided. Notch is formed in top side between first lobe and second lobe. Insert has depression formed adjacent top side extending towards notch. Second main surface opposes first main surface. Second main surface is substantially smooth arcuate-shaped surface. First lobe has narrower width between top side and bottom side than second lobe, and second lobe is thicker between first main surface and second main surface than first lobe. Ratio of maximum thickness between first main surface and second main surface to maximum length between opposing ends of first lobe and second lobe is less than about 9 and/or ratio of depth of notch from a straight line connecting first lobe and second lobe along top side of insert to width of insert from top side to bottom side at depth of notch is less than about 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Runberg Incorporated
    Inventor: Debra MacKinnon