Separable At Front Center Patents (Class 450/58)
  • Patent number: 10779589
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present general inventive concept provide a postsurgical convalescence shirt including a placket to open and close the convalescence shirt, and one or more receiving compartments provided inside the convalescence shirt proximate a lower portion thereof, and configured to receive a drain reservoir connected to drainage tubing to drain fluid from a surgical area of a patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Recovery Tee LLC
    Inventors: Kristi Roberson James, Kandi Stewart
  • Patent number: 10548354
    Abstract: Provided are a variety of body supports for supporting a body portion, for example, for supporting a chest in a donned configuration. In some examples, the body support includes a first support panel having one or more first tongues projecting outwardly therefrom, a second support panel having one or more second tongues projecting outwardly therefrom, a connecting section, joining the first support panel to said second support panel in longitudinal spaced relationship along an imaginary longitudinal mid-line of the body support, the first tongue and the second tongue being on opposite transverse sides of a mid-line of the body support, a first fastener and a second fastener. The body support may further include a doffed configuration in which the first support panel and the second support panel are non-contiguous with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: EZBRA ADVANCED WOUND CARE LTD.
    Inventor: Efrat Roman
  • Patent number: 10201192
    Abstract: A sports bra has base and cover layers of four-way stretchable material providing a first level of radial compression to the torso, a wide elastic band gripping the midriff to resist rotational and vertical motion of the bra relative to the torso and crisscrossed bands of elastic material spanning the back portion of the bra. Laterally-stretchable, vertically-shape-retaining foam panels overlap the base layer to support the breasts from below and power-mesh is sandwiched between the base and cover layers to increase radial compression of the breasts from above. The components all cooperate to limit bounce of the breasts during vigorous physical activity by the wearer. Adjustable shoulder straps and a zippered front are optional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Chantelle Lott
  • Patent number: 9833365
    Abstract: The invention relates to a breast wrap for absorbing fluid secreted from a wearer's breasts. In one embodiment the breast wrap comprises a panel of material, means for fastening the panel in a continuous band, one or more absorbent regions on a first side of the panel, and first and second adjustment means independently operable to adjust the tightness of the band along first and second adjustment regions proximate the top and bottom of the band respectively. In use, the wrap is configured to wrap around a wearer's chest and substantially cover the wearer's breasts with the one or more absorbent regions covering the wearer's nipples and the first and second adjustment regions positioned above and below the wearer's breasts respectively. In another embodiment, the breast wrap comprises one or more absorbent panels removably attached to a first side of the first panel and, in use, the one or more absorbent panels cover the wearer's nipples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MUMDROP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jennifer Lucas, Philippa de Vere
  • Patent number: 9498004
    Abstract: Disclosed is a support garment. The support garment is particularly configured to permit a post-surgical drainage tube to pass through the support garment unobstructed, thereby permitting the drainage of blood and other bodily fluids from the surgical site. The support garment employs a series of elastic panels joined in a way to provide comfort and utility, and includes a fastener in the front for enabling a wearer with decreased mobility to more easily apply and remove the support garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Andrea Farrell
  • Publication number: 20150099420
    Abstract: A post surgical recovery bra may include at least one shoulder strap with an adjustable mechanism, a bra body, a compression band, a padded band and an adjustment band. The bra body may have a top portion, a first side, a second side, a thorax portion, a rear portion and may include a front closure component. The shoulder strap may attach to the top portion of the bra body. The compression band may be attached to the bra body and extend around the wearer across the chest, and may include a second front closure component. The padded band may cover the thorax portion of the bra body, or be within a pocket within the thorax portion of the bra body. The adjustment band may be positioned over the padded band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Sharon S. Reinhard
  • Publication number: 20150080860
    Abstract: Disclosed is a support garment. The support garment is particularly configured to permit a post-surgical drainage tube to pass through the support garment unobstructed, thereby permitting the drainage of blood and other bodily fluids from the surgical site. The support garment employs a series of elastic panels joined in a way to provide comfort and utility, and includes a fastener in the front for enabling a wearer with decreased mobility to more easily apply and remove the support garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Andrea Farrell
  • Publication number: 20140364037
    Abstract: A reversible bra comprising a pair of cups supporting a user's breasts, where the pair of cups include a first side and a second side; a back strap attached to the pair of cups, where the back strap wraps around the torso of the user; a pair of straps resting over the user's shoulders, where the pair of straps attach to the pair of cups in the front and to the back strap in the back; and a reversible front clasp attached between the pair of cups, where the reversible front clasp enables the user to choose between displaying the first side of the pair of cups and the second side of the pair of cups. The pair of straps may be detachable to allow the user to select between wearing the straps normally, in a criss-cross or even strapless.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Thereasa Bailey, R.C. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140302748
    Abstract: A post-operative compression bra (1) having an opening located between two portions, a front right portion (2) and a front left portion (3) that are secured together using strap clips (9) that allow pressure being exerted by the bra on a patient to be adjusted. Rounded notches (19) are located on an upper edge (17) of a right side portion (12) and a left side portion (13) to prevent the side portions from coming into contact with a patient's lymph nodes. The side portions and a rear portion (20) may also be partially constructed out of a mesh material to allow for air flow to the skin. A drain apron (30) provides storage for drain bulbs (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Lea M. Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20140295734
    Abstract: A reversible bra for compression stabilizing the breast mass against motion relative to the torso includes a zipper side and a non-zipper side with shoulder straps in a pattern to approximately match the contours of a female user's torso whether the zipper is worn in the front or in the back. The zipper in positioned on the zipper side down the center of the zipper side from a seam at the top adjacent the straps to provide a non-stretchable seam which reduces the stretch area at the location of the breasts to provide greater compression when the zipper is in the front. The bra may be reversed so that a greater area of stretch fabric is position to apply compression against the breast and thereby proved for lessened compression against the breast when the zipper is position in the back of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Helen Shashy
  • Patent number: 8840443
    Abstract: A garment for a post mastectomy surgery woman comprises a waistband fits about a waist of the woman. A strap is joined to the waistband to extend from the waistband at a side of the woman's surgery, up over a shoulder on a side opposite the surgery and down to the waistband on the surgery side. A bra cup is configured to fit about the woman's healthy breast. A first strap is configured to laterally join a first side of the bra cup to the strap on the woman's front. A second strap is configured to laterally join a second side of the bra cup to the strap on the woman's back. An elastic paneling is configured to join to the strap, the bottom side of the bra cup, the first strap, the second strap, and the waistband. The elastic paneling positions the bra cup to support the woman's healthy breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Tara Sand Kadium
  • Publication number: 20140256222
    Abstract: A sports bra constructed for restricting breast motion when the wearer is engaged in a vigorous sport such as basketball, tennis or volleyball includes a left three piece breast cup of non-stretch material for holding the left breast and a right three-piece breast cup of non-stretch material for holding the right breast. The sports bra also includes a pair of front panels, a pair of back panels and a pair of stretch panels. All panels except for the stretch panels are made of non-stretch material. A front closure in the form of a lace along with a set of eyelets on each breast cup adjustably pulls the two breast cups together and a rear closure in the form of a set of hooks and eyes adjustably attaches the two back panels together to close off the back ends of the sports bra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Amy L. Silver, James V. Masi
  • Patent number: 8790154
    Abstract: A post-operative compression bra (1) having an opening located between two portions, a front right portion (2) and a front left portion (3) that are secured together using strap clips (9) that allow pressure being exerted by the bra on a patient to be adjusted. Rounded notches (19) are located on an upper edge (17) of a right side portion (12) and a left side portion (13) to prevent the side portions from coming into contact with a patient's lymph nodes. The side portions and a rear portion (20) may also be partially constructed out of a mesh material to allow for air flow to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Lea M. Blackwell
  • Patent number: 8753171
    Abstract: A radiation treatment bra is disclosed. In the illustrative embodiment, the bra includes adjustable elements and a medial window. During radiation treatment planning, the elements are adjusted to establish a reference breast geometry. The reference breast geometry is reproduced prior to an actual treatment session by repeating the original adjustment of the elements, as necessary. The medial window enables a light field to be projected onto the patient's chest, and read therefrom, thereby establishing proper alignment of the patient to the radiation treatment machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Elizabeth Chabner Thompson
  • Patent number: 8668547
    Abstract: Nursing bras with at least one cup (1) for supporting a breast, wherein the cup comprises a first part (2) for supporting of the breast, characterized in that the cup is provided with a second part (4) which at least in part overlaps with the first part (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: BEAUnen bvba
    Inventors: Eva Boonen, Martine Boonen
  • Patent number: 8585459
    Abstract: Brassiere cups, each comprising an inner layer attached to an outer layer. The inner layer comprises an inner foam material that is substantially laminated to an inner fabric lining. The outer layer comprises an outer foam material that is substantially laminated to an outer fabric lining. Each brassiere cup further includes an underwire assembly having an arcuate wire coupled to a plurality of gel pads. The underwire assembly is housed between the inner foam material and the outer foam material at or adjacent to a lower peripheral area of each brassiere cup. Preferably, each of the gel pads is coupled to respective ends of the arcuate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Victoria's Secret Store Brand Mangement, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathalie Madeleine Martinet, Kwan Yin Yip
  • Publication number: 20130252512
    Abstract: A surgical compression bra for patient support with a mastectomy kit. The surgical bra includes a body portion with a releasable front closure, shoulder straps with releasable closures, an internal pocket, adjustable poly filled pad prostheses, and a detachable mastectomy pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Bras to Help Save the Ta Tas, LLC
    Inventor: Kim P. Haley
  • Publication number: 20130115852
    Abstract: A post-operative compression bra (1) having an opening located between two portions, a front right portion (2) and a front left portion (3) that are secured together using strap clips (9) that allow pressure being exerted by the bra on a patient to be adjusted. Rounded notches (19) are located on an upper edge (17) of a right side portion (12) and a left side portion (13) to prevent the side portions from coming into contact with a patient's lymph nodes. The side portions and a rear portion (20) may also be partially constructed out of a mesh material to allow for air flow to the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Lea M. Blackwell
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8357025
    Abstract: A decorative clasp for mounting to the fabric covered rear closure a bra or bikini top includes a decorative object having a front surface and opposite back surface. The front surface has mounted thereto decorative elements so as to adorn the decorative object. The back surface has a clamp mounted thereto having a base leg and a cooperating covering leg. The two legs cooperate so as to releasably clamp the rear closure of a bra or bikini top therebetween. A plurality of fabric penetrating protrusions are formed or mounted on at least one interior surface of the legs so that the fabric penetrating protrusions penetratingly engage with the threads or nap of the fabric of the rear closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Lesley Anne Brydon
  • Patent number: 8317569
    Abstract: A wide chest band extends horizontally outward from each cup of a bra. The connecting end of each of the single chest bands splits into multiple connecting fingers to adjustably connect with mating multiple connecting fingers extending from the connecting end of the other single breast band. Each of the pairs of mating fingers has adjustable connectors so that each of the pairs of mating fingers is adjusted independently to allow the bra to attach firmly and comfortably around a tapered torso of a wearer taking into account the varying girth at different heights on the tapered body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Kelly Fisher-Pacheco
  • Patent number: 8262434
    Abstract: A method is provided for molding a breast-receiving cup for a garment, comprising laminating a support fabric to a lofted material to form a lofted assembly, positioning the lofted assembly in a molding apparatus having a first mold with a projecting element and a second mold having a recessed element, and closing together the first mold and the second mold while maintaining a uniform preset gap between the projecting element and the recessed element to form a molded lofted assembly in the shape of a breast-receiving cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: BBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Gloria Falla, Roger D. Warren, Thomas S. Wood
  • Patent number: 8216022
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a bra features a band with cups attached at each end. It secures to the user by stretching the band across the user's back and pulling the cups around to the front of the body. At this point, the bra is secured at the center bridge using connectors such that the cups will be connected to one another along their inner sides proximate the center of the wearer's chest. From the user's standpoint, the cups are positioned such that the right hand cup will hold the right breast, and the left hand cup will hold the left breast. In positioning the bra, under-support portions of the band will be positioned beneath each breast (e.g., a right under-support will be positioned under the right breast, and a left under-support will be positioned under the left breast. The bra is further secured by securing tabs (e.g., via any way now known or later developed such as adhesive, tape, hooks and eyes, hook and loop, etc.) located on outer sides of the cup, to the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Tara J. Cavosie
  • Publication number: 20120171930
    Abstract: A therapeutic bra having a first cup connected to a first strap and a second cup connected to a second strap where the first strap is further connected to a backing material and the second strap is further connected to the backing material so that a first piece of material forms a first pocket with a portion of the first cup's material in specific physical symmetry with a location of a surgical injury on a first breast of a patient. Similarly, a second piece of material forms a second pocket with a portion of the second cup's material in specific physical symmetry with a location of a surgical injury on a second breast of a patient. The first and second cups' pockets mimic the shapes of injuries sustained on the respective breasts that they support. Cold, hot and or hot-cold gel packs are insert into the pockets for therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Allison Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20120135667
    Abstract: A brassiere includes a left cup, a right cup, and a bra body, wherein a cup size of the left cup cavity is different from a cup size of the right cup cavity. The bra body is for selectively retaining the left cup and the right cup in position to form a brassiere structure, in such a manner that a wearer with asymmetrical breasts is able to individually select the left and right cups according to the left and right breast sizes respectively to optimize the support of the breasts of the wearer for supporting the weight of the breasts and positioning the left and right cups covering left and right breasts of wearer respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Vivian Yuhsi Chan
  • Patent number: 8167679
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a breast supporter for properly and comfortable supporting breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Savvy Enterpise, LLC
    Inventors: Paula Seraceno, Karen McLeod
  • Patent number: 8147291
    Abstract: A convertible nursing bra, in an exemplary embodiment, having bra support cups releasable from straps to provide access and further including underlying support panels connected to the encircling strap or under wire support and remaining connected to the straps to provide continued support during nursing. Released portions of the cups are temporarily retained by auxiliary attachment devices on the encircling strap to reduce interference during nursing. The releasable cup-to-strap and/or cup-to-encircling strap connecting devices are easily managed for access, stowing and re-covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Jaclyn Hirtz
  • Publication number: 20120021669
    Abstract: A front-opening, adjustable bra having an elastic base band having free ends, an inside end portion adjacent one of said free ends and an outside end portion adjacent to other of said free ends, a back flap disposed between said free ends, and a pair of front flaps disposed between said free ends and said back flap, each flap having a breast covering flap. The inside end portion having an outwardly extending latch-engaging structure and a set of at least two spaced latching structures, and the outside end portion having an inwardly extending latch-engaging structure and at least two inwardly spaced extending latch structures. The latch-engaging structures engage a selected one of the respective latching structures to set the size of the bra. The latch-engaging structures and the latch structures can be reversed on the bra. A slide having three loops for receiving shoulder straps of a bra is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Leading Lady, Inc.
    Inventor: Haidee Johnstone
  • Publication number: 20120015586
    Abstract: A bra comprising a pair of breast cups, a front opening closure connected to the breast cups, a pair of generally triangular side panels, each of the generally triangular side panels containing vertical boning connecting each of the generally triangular side panels to a different breast cup; a pair of crisscrossing straps, each crisscrossing strap coupled to the top of the vertical boning on one generally triangular side panel and the bottom of the boning on an opposite generally triangular side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Angelica Lopez, Richard Lopez
  • Publication number: 20110318990
    Abstract: A bra that is adapted to be a face mask has first and second bra cups, each of which includes an air filter and which are removably coupled to each other with a first attachment. A formable member is coupled to the air filter of each bra cup. One end of a first body strap is coupled to the first bra cup and one end of a second body strap is coupled to the second bra cup. A second attachment removably couples the second ends of the first and second body straps together. When the bra is to be used as a face mask, the first and second body straps are separated and the second attachment is used to couple the first body strap to the first bra cup via the first attachment as the first bra cup is separated from the second bra cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Elena Bodnar
  • Publication number: 20110201253
    Abstract: The brassiere comprises a connecting strap extending between a first breast cup and a second breast cup or pocket, at least one column of hooks or buttons or first attachment structure attached directly to the first or second breast cup or pocket and a plurality of loops in a column or mating second attachment structures fixed directly to the second or first breast cup whereby the hook or button or first attachment structure can be attached to one of the loops or second attachment structures in steps from the lower most loop in the column upwardly in steps to the highest loop in the column for adjusting the tension in steps between the first and second breast cups or pockets in steps from the lowermost loops to the lowermost hook or button in steps upwardly to enhance the cleavage in steps between the breasts held by the brassiere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Stude
  • Patent number: 7988526
    Abstract: A pad for a brassiere having a foam layer; a liner layer and a shaped cover positioned between the foam layer and the liner layer is provided. The shaped cover is positioned between the foam layer and the liner layer to provide enhanced coverage to the brassiere. A brassiere having a pair of breast-receiving cups is provided. Each of the pair of breast-receiving cups has a pad having a foam layer, a liner layer, and a shaped cover positioned between the foam layer and the liner layer. The shaped cover is positioned between the foam layer and the said liner layer to provide enhanced coverage to the brassiere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Leslie Gransberry
  • Publication number: 20110136406
    Abstract: Bra (1) comprising two cups (2) joined at the front by an intercup lace (3), the latter being joined to said cups (2) via removable fastening means (6), and at the back by at least one rear band (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: PBS ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Fabio Finocchiaro
  • Publication number: 20110117818
    Abstract: A continuous sports bra includes a main body cut from a single piece of tubular material and wrap-around side panels coupled to the main body. The main body includes support cups and is configured to encircle the upper torso of the wearer. The sports bra includes shoulder straps that extend upward from the main body to a back panel. Coupled to the back panel are two side panels that extend forward and thus back around and beneath the support cups of the main body to provide additional support. The free ends of the side panels may clasp together directly or be coupled to the main body proximate a front, central region of the torso.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Patagonia, Inc.
    Inventor: Karen Barnard
  • Patent number: 7942723
    Abstract: A length adjuster for connection between two parts of a garment has a flexible tape having an outer end adapted for fixing to one of the garment parts and formed with a longitudinally extending row of grooves and an inner end. A buckle has a base formed with a seat and an upper face from which projects a tooth. A clamp has a lower face turned toward the upper face and pivotal on the base between a position closely juxtaposed with the tooth and a position farther away from the tooth. The tape extends through the buckle between the faces with the grooves open toward and fittable with the tooth and with the inner end fixed in the seat. The tape forms a loop to a side of the buckle opposite the outer end. Structure forms an eye through which the loop passes and through which the tape can slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories (HK) Ltd
    Inventors: Gerhard Fildan, Karl Wanzenböck
  • Publication number: 20110104985
    Abstract: An adaptable multi-function bra to be worn by women whose breasts have been surgically augmented, for athletic support, sleeping. The brassiere is fabricated from cloth of soft cotton, spandex, a polyester blend or combinations thereof. The bra is devoid of any breast supporting structure such as elastic panels and/or underwire. Adjustable attached cloth straps on each side having a hook at a free end of the strap attaches to one of a plurality of loops provided at each side along the midriff to adjust the breast support firmness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: STUART LINDER, Adriana P. Diaz
  • Patent number: 7918711
    Abstract: A clothing connector having tensile components is formed in any of the conventional ways, and a soft roughness insulating covering layer is attached to one side and then moved to the other side in an inside-out process which provides a soft finish not only to the side to which it was moved, but also the peripheral edges and a narrow portion of the side of the clothing connector to which it was originally attached. This structure and process enables quick application of a softening, object insulating covering to any clothing connector expected to face the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: LEADTHEWAY Hook & Eye Tape Limited (Hong Kong Limited Company)
    Inventor: Kam Yuen Ricky Yeung
  • Patent number: 7887390
    Abstract: And improved bra is provided having a each cup having a first fabric on a first side and a varying fabric on a reverse side. Each strap incorporates a pair of decorative pivoting claps and an attachment band incorporates a decorative magnetic reversible latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Maxine M. Dowe
  • Patent number: 7878880
    Abstract: A nursing garment has an outer bodice adapted for pulling down to expose an inner bodice, wherein the inner bodice has respective breast-feeding openings. The outer bodice provides breast cups. The outer bodice provides a bra-like support. The inner bodice is stretchable to provide a bra-like support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Destination Maternity Corporation
    Inventor: Lisa A. Hendrickson
  • Publication number: 20100279584
    Abstract: This bra with Velcro straps on the side allows women to create individual cleavage by adjusting the straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Cherise Dania Gordon
  • Publication number: 20100210178
    Abstract: An adjustable backless, strapless bra comprises a pair of bra cups and a connector, wherein a fixing plate is disposed along a lower edge of each bra cup and a plurality of engagement holes are formed in the plate, and the connector has at least one engagement protrusion formed at each end for detachably connecting to the engagement holes, such that the connector adjoins the bra cups by each engagement protrusion being connected with the engagement holes of the bra cups separately to adjustably modify positions of the bras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Jasper Chang
  • Publication number: 20100190411
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a breast supporter for properly and comfortable supporting breasts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Paula Saraceno, Karen McLeod
  • Patent number: 7727048
    Abstract: A pad for a brassiere having a foam layer; a liner layer and a shaped cover positioned between the foam layer and the liner layer is provided. The shaped cover is positioned between the foam layer and the liner layer to provide enhanced coverage to the brassiere. A brassiere having a pair of breast-receiving cups is provided. Each of the pair of breast-receiving cups has a pad having a foam layer, a liner layer, and a shaped cover positioned between the foam layer and the liner layer. The shaped cover is positioned between the foam layer and the said liner layer to provide enhanced coverage to the brassiere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Leslie Gransberry
  • Publication number: 20100130098
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention provide bras, swimsuits, and similar articles of clothing that provide for better fit while not impacting the fashion sensibilities of the wearer. An example embodiment of the present invention comprises an article of clothing comprising: (a) first and second cups each configured to engage a human breast, (b) a back strap mounted with each of the first and second cups and configured to extend around the back of a wearer of the article, and (c) a separable, adjustable closure mounted with the first and second cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Susan Bodelson Kammerer
  • Publication number: 20100120329
    Abstract: A brassiere having a torso encircling panel, a front closure device and two pieces of shaped memory foam is provided. The memory foam is covered in a fabric that wicks moisture away from the body. The memory foam provides a platform that supports and holds the breasts in a natural position which relieves stress on the straps and pain from the shoulders and back of the wearer. The memory foam conforms to the shape of the wearer's breast as the weight of the breasts compresses the foam. The straps of the brassiere rest on the shoulders and stay there. The torso encircling panel is made from fabric that stretches in only one direction. The closure device is formed from a suitable resilient material, such as a thermoplastic or a metal, and is durable and capable of repeated usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Susan Delaney MacDonald
  • Patent number: 7648408
    Abstract: A user selectable interchangeable bra system enables user to customize the selection, style, construction, and usage of a bra both through component purchase and interchangeable fit. An infinite number of different size, color and fits are possible, as well as underwire interchangeableness. The center connector can be selected to provide for user selectable cup separation. Buckle type shoulder strap fittings can be provided with a tiny loop to support body jewelry, and because the shoulder straps are reversible, the body jewelry can be worn on the front or back upper chest, especially where the jewelry can appear to come from underneath the dress to give an appearance of a much more extensive jewelry extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Hung Hon Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheung Sui Lung
  • Publication number: 20090233522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brassiere, comprising; two mutually coupled cups, two back fastening straps which each connect to a different longitudinal side of one or the two different cups and which can be coupled releasably to each other on the sides remote from the cups, and two shoulder straps which each engage on a different upper side of one of the two different cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: HUNKEMOLLER B.V.
    Inventor: Augustinus Henricus Wilhelmus Marie Schlatmann
  • Patent number: 7563152
    Abstract: A molded and seamless brassiere includes interior and exterior brassiere panels, each of at least one ply of a moldable material. At least one of the plies of the exterior panel is contiguous with at least one of the plies of the interior panel. The panels are affixed together with a clasp adhered between the interior and exterior panels, for capturing the clasp intermediate of said interior and exterior brassiere panels. The clasp is affixed to and at least in part projects from one of the interior or exterior brassiere panels, and one of the brassiere panels includes an aperture for that part of said clasp that projects from said interior and exterior brassiere panels to extend through. The clasp may be a hook and an eye. The interior and exterior brassiere panels may be affixed together around a perimeter of the interior panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Regina Miracle International Limited
    Inventor: Zhen Qiang Liu
  • Publication number: 20090075562
    Abstract: A user selectable interchangeable bra system enables user to customize the selection, style, construction, and usage of a bra both through component purchase and interchangeable fit. An infinite number of different size, color and fits are possible, as well as underwire interchangeableness. The center connector can be selected to provide for user selectable cup separation. Buckle type shoulder strap fittings can be provided with a tiny loop to support body jewelry, and because the shoulder straps are reversible, the body jewelry can be worn on the front or back upper chest, especially where the jewelry can appear to come from underneath the dress to give an appearance of a much more extensive jewelry extent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Cheung Sui Lung
  • Publication number: 20090004950
    Abstract: A soft, protective breast support worn by pregnant, postpartum and nursing mothers when showering to support engorged breasts, function as a warm compress to soothe breasts and ease engorgement, and to shield the breasts, nipples and areolas from direct contact with harsh shower sprays, drying soap and other chemical residues found in toiletries that can damage sensitive nipple and areola skin, while leaving the wearer's hands free. The breast support is a two-sided, rectangular fabric panel made of soft, lightweight, elastic and absorbent material. The wearer snuggly wraps the fabric panel lengthwise around her bustline and back, so that the width of the panel covers the breasts, and attaches the opposing ends of the panel along the front mid-line of her chest using a hook and loop closure mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Andria M. Sgro