For A Garment Patents (Class 700/132)
  • Patent number: 10339598
    Abstract: An electronic device including a computing system is provided. The computing system includes a memory and at least one processor. The computing system is configured to receive a selection of one or more preferences for wearable articles. The computing system is also configured to receive a selection of a first wearable article of a first article type displayed on a display screen. The computing system is further configured to identify one or more additional wearable articles each having a different article type from the first article type. In addition, the computing system is configured to generate for display on the display screen a second wearable article of a second article type from the one or more additional wearable articles based on at least one preference of the one or more preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AMY'S CLOSET, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Kathryn Karpan, Walter Franklin Coppersmith, III, Quoc Vong Tran
  • Patent number: 10318657
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that facilitates miter and notch identification for pattern sew line generation. A processor of the system may be configured to access a pattern data that defines a flat shape with cut lines corresponding to locations at which the shape is cut out of a material. Based on the pattern data, the processor may generate a computer-aided-design (CAD) model that includes a plurality of curves that define boundary edges of an object that corresponds to the shape defined by the pattern data. In addition, the processor may automatically identify portions of the boundary edges that correspond to alignment guides including at least one miter alignment guide, notch recess alignment guide, notch projection alignment guide, or combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
    Inventors: Aarcus Kang, Marc Attar, Fredrick Pennachi
  • Patent number: 10217293
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a human body model acquisition method and a virtual network fitting system based on depth cameras. The method includes the following steps: step S1: generating mark points covering a model body surface and used for determining features of the model body surface on the model body surface, meanwhile collecting depth images of the model body from a plurality of angles by using the depth cameras to acquire a depth image sequence that covers the model body surface and contains the mark points; step S2: carrying target depth information point cloud grid reconstruction on frames of depth images in the depth image sequence; and step S3: mosaicing the reconstructed frames of depth images into a three-dimensional model of the model body according to the mark points in the reconstructed frames of depth images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Orbbec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenzhong Xiao, Honghuai Xu, Long Liu, Yuanhao Huang
  • Patent number: 10192346
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an approach for automatically generating UV maps for modified three-dimensional (3D) virtual geometry. In one embodiment, a UV generating application may receive original 3D geometry and associated UV panels, as well as modified 3D geometry created by deforming the original 3D geometry. The UV generating application then extracts principal stretches of a mapping between the original 3D geometry and the associated UV panels and transfers the principal stretches, or a function thereof, to a new UV mapping for the modified 3D geometry. Transferring the principal stretches or the function thereof may include iteratively performing the following steps: determining new UV points assuming a fixed affine transformation, determining principal stretches of a transformation between the modified 3D geometry and the determined UV points, and determining a correction of a transformation matrix for each triangle to make the matrix a root of a scoring function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventors: Fernando Ferrari De Goes, Mark Meyer
  • Patent number: 10152829
    Abstract: Provided are a virtual fitting device and a virtual fitting method thereof. The virtual fitting method includes acquiring a live video by photographing a user, acquiring a virtual video which includes an avatar corresponding to the user based on a body shape and a movement of the user, determining each composition area of the live video and the virtual video by analyzing the live video and the virtual video, and outputting a virtual fitting video by composing the composition area of the live video and the composition area of the virtual video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ji-won Jeong, Do-kyoon Kim, Eun-jung Ju, Young-min Kwak, Seung-ho Shin, Sun-young Han
  • Patent number: 10127793
    Abstract: At least one parameter indicating the smart garment presently is being worn by a user can be received from a transmitter integrated into a smart garment. Based on the at least one parameter indicating the smart garment presently is being worn by the user, the smart garment can be identified. Responsive to identifying the smart garment, a fashion recommendation for the user can be determined. The fashion recommendation can be communicated to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Subil M. Abraham, Marco A. Benavides, Stephanie De La Fuente
  • Patent number: 9990764
    Abstract: A method of creating a three dimensional model of a unique body is provided, said method comprising obtaining a three dimensional model of a standard body and obtaining a two dimensional image of the unique body that is to be modelled. The method further comprises determining a location of the unique body in said image and determining a position of the unique body in said image, using the determined location and position data to extract a two dimensional outline of the unique body from the two dimensional image. The method further comprises selecting a measurement for which a value is to be calculated for the unique body, calculating a value of said selected measurement from the extracted two dimensional outline, using said calculated value of the selected measurement to update a corresponding measurement on the three dimensional model of a standard body, and outputting the updated three dimensional model of a standard body as a three dimensional model of the unique body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Belcurves Ltd
    Inventors: Alexandra Bell, Erik Pernod, Alex Reche Martinez
  • Patent number: 9924749
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system to permit joining a shirt together with a skirt portion or fabric in a retail location to form a dress. The shirt may be brought to the retail location by a customer, or may be purchased within the retail location. The retail location employees assist in the selection of a skirt portion or fabric from which a skirt portion may be constructed, perform physical measurement or otherwise gather measurement data of the customer, and create the dress to the specifications of the customer. The customer is presented with a dress that was created with customer input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Mariangela C Walker
  • Patent number: 9799064
    Abstract: At least one database is accessed that includes at least personal size information representing measurements respectively associated with at least one person. Clothing information is received that represents at least one of the plurality of articles of clothing. The received clothing information is processed to associate the clothing information with at least some of the personal size information associated with one of the plurality of persons. Thereafter, a value is determined, as a function of the processed clothing information, that represents the fit of the one of the articles of clothing with at least one person. Information associated with the information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: EYEFITU AG
    Inventor: Isabelle Ohnemus
  • Patent number: 9792787
    Abstract: An apparatus including an elongated apparatus structure configured to fit around a body part of a user and an actuator configured to change shape of the elongated apparatus structure. The actuator is configured to change tightness of the elongated apparatus structure around the body part of the user based on an action the apparatus is performing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Matti Kosonen, Sami Myyrylainen
  • Patent number: 9704296
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure can be used to generate an image replica of a person wearing various outfits to help the person visualize how clothes and accessories will look without actually having to try them on. Images can be generated from various angles to provide the person an experience as close as possible to actually wearing the clothes, accessories and looking at themselves in the mirror. Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure can help remove much of the current uncertainty involved in buying clothing and accessories online.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: TRUPIK, INC.
    Inventors: Vikranth Katpally Reddy, Sridhar Tirumala, Aravind Inumpudi, David Joseph Harmon
  • Patent number: 9652795
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method for converting a client order into a custom canvassed bulletin board, where the client accesses a board maker's web site and uploads a digital image over the internet to a server. The client verifies the uploaded image, selects an image print size, and submits personal information to the server. The uploaded image is retrieved by the board maker and resized. The board maker prints the image onto a canvas, fixes the printed canvas onto a bulletin board, and delivers the custom board to the client. The bulletin board can be framed, hung on a surface, used with push pins to attach messages to the canvassed surface, or be used as decorative art. Cork's self-healing properties causes holes through the printed canvas and tack receptive cork layers to close up and restore the printed image to its near original quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Schner Minsky
  • Patent number: 9542769
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for reconstructing three-dimensional (3D) clothing using captured image information on clothing, which capture image information on clothing put on a mannequin, generate a temporary model using the captured image information, and generate a final clothing model using the temporary model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Tae Joon Kim, Ho Won Kim, Sung Ryull Sohn, Kyu Sung Cho, Ki Nam Kim, Jin Sung Choi, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9462838
    Abstract: The present disclosure provide techniques for creating a template piece of clothing that can accurately determine a best “fit” of apparel on the consumer. The template may be made of a highly stretchable material with embedded sensors at various locations, wherein the sensors detect an amount of pressure exerted thereon. The template may also include embedded tensile members, such that when the template is worn by the consumer, the tensile members can constrict, expand, or otherwise adapt to the body measurements of the consumer. The template can thereby effectively measure the size and shape of the consumer wearing the template. The information regarding the size and shape of the consumer obtained by the template be outputted to a computer or other readout, and used by the consumer in determining whether corresponding apparel will fit properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Ferman Smith, Mitchell Joseph Heinrich
  • Patent number: 9406172
    Abstract: A method for modifying the dimensions of a design pattern embedded on a garment is disclosed. Original dimensions of the apparel and new dimensions according to which the apparel is to be modified are determined. A coordinate pair indicating the center point of the design pattern is determined. Two delta factors, one corresponding to height and the other corresponding to the width are determined. The delta factors indicate the difference, in terms of height and width respectively, between the original dimensions of the garment, and the dimensions to which the garment is purported to be modified. Subsequently, one of the delta factors is selected depending upon the nature of modification, and provided as an input to an affine transformation operation, along with the coordinate pair. The dimensions of the design pattern are modified based on the affine transformation operation and the selected delta factor and coordinate pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: v Personalize Inc.
    Inventor: Balamurugan Selvarajan
  • Patent number: 9167155
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and a system for virtual visualization of objects and a platform control system included in the system, in particular for a virtual fitting room. Users can combine garments and accessories and watch the presented objects in a virtual environment in different perspectives. The system includes a rotatable platform with a control system thereof, wherein on the platform there is situated a spatial pattern. The rotatable platform is connected to an image or video capture device, which in turn is connected to a processing device. The processing device includes a processing module. The processing module comprises an input module, which cooperates with a comparator module. The comparator module cooperates with or without a coherence module, which in turn cooperates with a combination creating module for matching objects on the spatial pattern through a segmentation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Fashion3D Sp. z o.o.
    Inventor: Klimek Jacek Wojciech
  • Patent number: 9076023
    Abstract: Method for remotely ordering clothing for a person (1), the person sends two profile images of himself/herself to the processing means (11), which determines there from two person profiles. The processing means determines the requested clothes size or clothes dimensions, by using a data set (12) with representations of virtual persons or pieces of clothing. The processing means use a matching, fitting or rendering algorithm for determining the largest similarity between the supplied person profiles and the representations of virtual people or clothes in said generic data set. Input into the processing means is done via a local terminal, via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SUIT SUPPLY B.V.
    Inventor: Fokke Marten de Jong
  • Publication number: 20150121606
    Abstract: A glove that has a high percentage of low stretch materials and a method for the designing thereof provides an accurate fit to the majority of hand anatomies without relying on material stretch. The method includes determining a hand length, selecting four critical dimensions from among bridge length, thumb length, index finger length, middle finger length, ring finger length, and pinky finger length, and calculating the four selected dimensions such that ratios of the selected dimensions divided by the hand length fall within corresponding ranges, where the corresponding ranges are from 0.46 to 0.49 for the bridge length, from 0.61 to 0.63 for the thumb length, from 0.37 to 0.40 for the index finger length, from 0.40 to 0.43 for the middle finger length, from 0.37 to 0.40 for the ring finger length, and from 0.30 to 0.33 for the pinky finger length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Charles A. Howland, John C. Howland
  • Patent number: 8878850
    Abstract: A product modeling system and method are provided. On one embodiment, the product modeling system is used to model a piece of apparel, such as a shirt, with a design wherein the model with the design is used to display the piece of apparel with the design to a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zazzle Inc.
    Inventors: Young Harvill, Minh Thai, Robert Irven Beaver, III
  • Patent number: 8868227
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to garment design. In particular, embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods configured to assist a garment designer in applying graphics and artwork across the seams of a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Lehrer
  • Publication number: 20140277683
    Abstract: A centralized command and control network system for the automated manufacture of a personalized custom-fit garment comprises a centralized control system; automated programmable manufacturing equipment configured for assembling and stitching the personalized custom-fit garment from a digital pattern; and automated programmable material handling equipment configured for transporting the personalized custom-fit garment or its components through each step of the manufacturing equipment. After the customer has had his or her body scanned, and selected and personalized a garment design, the inventive manufacturing system will then manufacture the garment upon receipt of the order in an automated manner without requiring further substantive manual intervention or touch labor. The resultant personalized custom-fit garment is based on the customer's three-dimensional body shape and style and fit preferences. The system can be used to prepare any kind of garments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Neil Rohin Gupta, Paul Eremenko
  • Patent number: 8813378
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for drafting garment patterns from body photographs and garment style drawings as well as for creating adjustable pattern style drawings and for drafting garment patterns from the pattern style drawings. The garment patterns are adjusted by measurements obtained from photographs and selected body part circumferences of the user for whom the garment pattern is intended. After obtaining the measurement the system preferably automatically make such adjustments. The system includes a content generation side which creates pattern styles of garments and provides such pattern styles to an online store. The system also includes a user-side through which a user generates a user body outline and interacts with the online store to access such pattern style drawings for use in association with the body outline to draft garment patterns that are fully customized to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Carol S. Grove
  • Patent number: 8789284
    Abstract: A method for automatically generating custom garment specific measurement charts is disclosed. The method derives charts from an individual's anthropomorphic body measurements plus ease amounts that are proportional to those measurements and which vary based on the type of garment to be made, the intended fit preference, and the stretch amount of fabric to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Clardy, Kaaren Hoback
  • Publication number: 20140163718
    Abstract: A method for tailoring garments includes steps for browsing and selecting a manufacturing country and a main design for a garment, browsing and selecting auxiliary designs for the main design, inputting sizes and dimensions of the user for the garment, finalizing the main design and the auxiliary designs for the garments, patterning fabric with grade marking in an off-line workshop according to the main design, cutting the fabric according to the grade marking in the off-line workshop, finishing the garment in the off-line workshop using the cut fabric and auxiliary material procured according to the auxiliary designs, and delivering the finished garment to the user in the off-line workshop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Myung Hoe KOO
  • Patent number: 8736901
    Abstract: Data specified by a distributor can be printed in an arrangement similar to that of the display state corresponding to the layout which is viewed by a person, to whom a printed matter is distributed, on the screen of his/her device in use. By specifying a user, i.e., the distribution destination for the printed matter, an information processing system can print the output data for a portlet application in accordance with the layout on the portal screen displayed by the user. In the portal server 102, the user information control section 205 manages the registration status of portlet application on a per-user or per-group basis and the layout information about print data. When a user or a group, i.e., the distribution destination for the printed matter, is specified, the output data for a portlet application is printed in accordance with the layout displayed on the portal screen set in the device used by the specified user, based on user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 8731703
    Abstract: A system for automated decoration of an item comprising the steps of: installing print generating software on a computer with a memory (e.g. a server); linking an input system (e.g. a web site) to the computer; allowing a customer to select an item (customer selection), preferably a fabric item, via the input system; allowing the customer to specify a decoration (customer specification) for the item via the input system; generating a print image for the item from the customer selection and specification with the print generating software; and sending the print image from the computer to a printer, which is preferably a dye sublimation printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: R.B. III Associated Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Lehrer, Andy Lehrer, Dave Caserta, Evelia Chavez, Don Cole, Peter Hissong, Andrew Nation
  • Patent number: 8705139
    Abstract: A method for creating a high resolution print media using a display resolution screen image approval process, web-based ordering, web based checkout and payment, by an unskilled user to create a message of pre-process data and a display resolution image for rendering a high resolution image on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Premier Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: LaDonna Snyder, Brandon Snyder, Christopher Hopper, Mitchum Lee Owen, Jeff Rader
  • Patent number: 8554523
    Abstract: A method for creating a garment comprises steps of: creating a garment on a garment window; adding a first panel to the garment; adding a second panel to the garment; enclosing a plurality body parts of the human body with a plurality of panel positioning boxes; positioning selected panels on faces of the panel positioning boxes disposed around the human body three-dimensionally in order to facilitate matching of corresponding seam lines; defining a seam between the two selected panels which belong to the garment; deleting a selected panel from the garment; saving the garment into a garment file; and opening the garment by reading in the garment file stored in a storing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Young-A Ko
  • Publication number: 20130262260
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing custom made disposable garments and undergarments for hygiene products are disclosed. The method includes customization of the disposable garment for a consumer. The customization may include use of a consumer's measurements, 3D body scanning data, style, color, design, and decoration preferences, for example. The apparatus includes a manufacturing line having a main program driven manufacturing control processor to convert and apply prerecorded consumer information into production orders to be used on a versatile production line, and to enable a dedicated production process for an individual consumer, as well as a versatile production line specified to produce tailored on demand disposable nonwoven garments and undergarments using the consumer's prerecorded information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Tamar Giloh, Ehud Giloh, Reuven Melamed
  • Patent number: 8548622
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a compression garment comprises obtaining a plurality of model measurements at various locations on a model body. Thereafter, a plurality of garment dimensions are calculated for various locations on the garment. Each calculation of a garment dimension is based at least in part on one of the plurality of model measurements and at least in part on a target elongation for the garment. In at least one embodiment, calculations for various garment dimensions are performed by inserting the plurality of model measurements into a pattern equation that includes a model measurement variable and a target elongation variable. After calculating garment dimensions, a plurality of fabric segments are prepared for the garment based on the calculated dimensions. Each of the plurality of fabric sections comprise elastane and are characterized by a modulus of elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Berns, William Mickle, Mari Lucero, David Ayers
  • Patent number: 8525828
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing visualization of fit, flow, and texture of clothing to an online consumer. A merchant maintains detailed measurements and a number of 3-D models for a clothing item offered for sale. The 3-D models may represent a representative size of the clothing item as worn by similarly sized mannequins or body models of varying body shapes. Each of the 3-D models captures the fit, flow, and texture of the clothing item as worn by the corresponding mannequin. When a consumer selects the clothing item, a 3-D virtualization representing the clothing item worn by the consumer may be generated by scaling the appropriate 3-D model based on dimensional data regarding the consumer, and then combining the scaled 3-D model with a 3-D avatar for the consumer. The dimensional data and 3-D avatar for the consumer may be supplied from a user profile associated with the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Amy Bates
  • Patent number: 8514220
    Abstract: A product modeling system and method are provided. On one embodiment, the product modeling system is used to model a piece of apparel, such as a shirt, with a design wherein the model with the design is used to display the piece of apparel with the design to a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Zazzle Inc.
    Inventors: Young Harvill, Minh Thai, Robert Irven Beaver, III
  • Patent number: 8509939
    Abstract: A method of creating a pattern incorporating words in a unique format. Information including selected words, numbers, and symbols are entered into a computer program. The computer program arranging the information into a matrix format in which each word is interconnected with at least one other word by a letter common to each word. The resulting matrix is then as a template for reproducing the matrix on garments and other physical objects. The words entered into the computer program are arranged in a hierarchy with different words occupying different levels within the hierarchy, with a user of the method designating a different color for each level within the hierarchy and the words in the resulting matrix being displayed in the selected colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: James E. Bubash, Gerald McCabe
  • Patent number: 8437871
    Abstract: A method comprises steps of: providing body-outlining parameters; editing the body-outlining parameters; creating a body with the edited body-outlining parameters on a window for the digital clothing; and visualizing the created body on the window for the digital clothing. The step of providing the body-outlining parameters may comprise steps of providing: a stature; a crotch height; a head length; an arm length; a bust girth; a waist girth; a head girth; a upper arm girth; a lower arm girth; a knee girth; and a lower leg girth. The step of editing the body-outlining parameters may comprise steps of editing: providing a number for setting a parameter value; and sliding a visual bar on the window for the digital clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Young-A Ko
  • Patent number: 8386065
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing smart pressure suits, comprises steps of: measuring physical properties of lycra materials and select a lycra material suitable for making the smart pressure monitored suits; measuring body contour data of a patient and computing a pressure value applied to a disease's part of the patient; inputting the body contour data into a computer and creating a pattern of the smart pressure monitored suits by the body contour data and the pressure value processed by a drawing process module in the computer; plotting a blueprint of the smart pressure monitored suits with a plotter controlled by the computer; and sewing the smart pressure monitored suits according to the selected lycra material and the blueprint. Said method makes whole manufacturing process shorten and the manufactured smart pressure monitored suits has advantages of aesthetic, comfort, good air permeability, less deformation after it is wore in a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventor: Wai Ping Cecilia Li-Tsang
  • Patent number: 8364561
    Abstract: A garment digitization system configured to determine physical attributes for any given garment including dimensional and spatial properties, mechanical attributes, optical attributes, and assembly information; a mechanism configured to take those properties and attributes and generating a digital three-dimensional model thereof; a mechanism to make such digital three-dimensional garment models available to others; and a mechanism operatively coupled with a local or remote display providing views of said digital garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Embodee Corp.
    Inventors: Andre E. Wolper, Isabelle Haulin, George D. Borshukov, Sina Maximillian Wolper
  • Patent number: 8355811
    Abstract: A clothing simulation apparatus precisely determines clothing pressure for bringing a clothing into tight contact with a human body. A fitting part 22 divides a paper pattern model into a plurality of elements, imparts dynamic characteristics shown by a fabric model to each element, deforms the paper pattern model by solving the motion equation of each element using a finite element method, and then fits the clothing virtually to a human body model. The fitting part 22 sets a temporary model to cover a predetermined section of the human body model, deforms the paper pattern model to bring the paper pattern model into contact with the temporary model, and thereafter deforms the paper pattern model to bring the paper pattern model into contact with the human body model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yumiko Isogai, Mariko Matsui, Kiyoshi Negishi, Sonoko Ishimaru, Chisato Nonomura
  • Publication number: 20120290119
    Abstract: A method for storing and accessing a garment pattern including uploading digital representations of one or more garment patterns to a network accessible file repository and accessing the file repository via a network connection associated with a personal computing device. The digital representation of the garment pattern is communicated from the personal computing device to a cutter. The cutter accesses the garment pattern to cut a portion of material according to the garment pattern. The cutter is configured to cut paper and the method further comprises cutting the paper to form a garment pattern. The garment pattern may be attached to fabric that is then cut along a perimeter of the garment pattern. The cutter may also be configured to cut fabric wherein the fabric is cut to form portions of a garment corresponding with the one or more garment patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Gillette
  • Patent number: 8295970
    Abstract: Customers obtain customized textile materials by selecting style, shape, size, pattern and color for an undyed textile product. Based on a selection made by the customer, the textile product is transformed by a dyeing operation performed on a single item (or multiple items selected to be dyed the same) to yield a product, such as a shirt, pants, or jacket, which has a color and pattern of his or her own choosing, in the size and style he or she desires. The process can be performed in a retail setting using a dye apparatus which allows the process to be viewed by the customer. To enhance the educational and entertainment experience of the customer, the dyeing operation can be performed in a transparent tank or water kettle in the retail outlet so that the customer can view, for example, the garment as it is being dyed to the customer's specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Tintoria Piana U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Piana, Sang-Hoon Lim
  • Patent number: 8275590
    Abstract: A user may simulate wearing real-wearable items, such as virtual garments and accessories. A virtual-outfitting interface may be provided for presentation to the user. An item-search/selection portion within the virtual-outfitting interface may be provided. The item-search/selection portion may depict one or more virtual-wearable items corresponding to one or more real-wearable items. The user may be allowed to select at least one virtual-wearable item from the item-search/selection portion. A main display portion within the virtual-outfitting interface may be provided. The main display portion may include a composite video feed that incorporates a video feed of the user and the selected at least one virtual-wearable item such that the user appears to be wearing the selected at least one virtual-wearable item in the main display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Zugara, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Szymczyk, Aaron Von Hungen, Blake Callens, Hans Forsman, Jack Benoff
  • Patent number: 8249738
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for the computer-aided design of a garment occupying a virtual surface represented by data stored in a memory of a computer including the following steps: generating base patterns on said virtual surface, adding at least one style effect on at least one base pattern transforming said at least one base pattern into at least one stylized base pattern, and forming a stylized virtual surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Lectra SA
    Inventors: Juan José Lastra, Ramon Yepes
  • Patent number: 8189000
    Abstract: A computerized method and system for displaying garments on a computer-rendered three-dimensional rotatable model in an interactive virtual reality software product, comprising: storing information related to a computer-rendered three-dimensional model; storing information related to a plurality of computer-rendered three-dimensional garments; accepting a selection of a three-dimensional garment from the user; accessing the information related to a plurality of computer-rendered three-dimensional garments in order to transform information related to the selection of a three-dimensional garment into a display of the selection of the three-dimensional garment on the computer-rendered three-dimensional model; accepting a rotation command on a rotational control, the rotational control being in a vertical axis to simulate a person turning left and/or right; accepting a camera command allowing the display of the selection of the three-dimensional garment to be shown from a variety of camera distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Zenimax Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher S. Weaver
  • Patent number: 8185231
    Abstract: Computer-aided design and manufacture software and hardware automate garment and fashion definition and production. Configurable garment includes ornamental element, pattern display, and personal identifier and wireless sensor electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Sunga Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8185363
    Abstract: The invention concerns a size-determining system and method of size grading type, used in particular to determine sizes, and a method to produce the system for a product to be worn on parts of the body. The method to produce the system includes selecting principal morphological parameters from among parameters corresponding to the distance between two morphological markers characteristic of the body part and selecting product parameters, determining an arithmetical relationship between each product parameter and the principal morphological parameters, and determining sizes defined by particular variation intervals of the principle morphological parameters or product parameters. The system stores values of the morphological parameters and product parameters and includes a module to calculate the value of the product parameters in relation to the value of the principal morphological parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Decathlon
    Inventors: Nicolas Barjot, Nicolas Belluye
  • Patent number: 8180474
    Abstract: There is provided a method for designing a garment having a particular certification based on the visibility characteristics of the garment. The method takes into account various factors including manufacturing tolerances, occlusion by logos, etc. to calculate a certification level for the garment visibility. This certification level is calculated dynamically as the design features are amended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Brandvis R&D Limited
    Inventors: Bruce S Basheer, John Patrick McHugh, John David McHugh, Tara Baoth Mooney
  • Patent number: 8174521
    Abstract: A product modeling system and method are provided. On one embodiment, the product modeling system is used to model a piece of apparel, such as a shirt, with a design wherein the model with the design is used to display the piece of apparel with the design to a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Young Harvill, Minh Thai, Robert Irven Beaver, II
  • Patent number: 8175741
    Abstract: A method comprises steps of: providing a textile coordinate system defined by a horizontal axis and a vertical axis; creating a panel comprising a plurality of panel points and lines defined on the textile coordinate system on the pattern-making window; adding a plurality of pattern-making layers associated with the panel to the pattern-making window; visualizing the panel and at least one of the plurality of pattern-making layers on the pattern making window; editing the panel by applying geometrical operations to the panel points and lines and the pattern-making points and lines; and storing the plurality of panel points and lines, the plurality of pattern-making points and lines, and time stamp of last modification to the panel in a pattern-making computer file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Young-A Ko
  • Patent number: 8165711
    Abstract: Sketches, notes and 2D computer drawings of a designed garment can be input into a computing device. The computing device can apply optical character recognition, shape inference, figure recognition, domain intelligence and inferred knowledge to automatically generate a garment construction specification from the input information. The garment construction specification can include a detailed description of each component of the garment, followed by step-by-step instructions, such as could be consumed by a computer-controlled device, regarding the joining of the components to create the garment. A virtual garment generation mechanism can create a 3D rendering of the garment by constructing each component and then joining them together to act as a single 3D piece. Material behavioral properties can also be applied to the 3D rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cole Brooking, Nishant Dani, Pragyana K. Mishra, Pengpeng Wang, Manjula Ananthnarayanan Iyer
  • Publication number: 20120095589
    Abstract: A method of detecting the 3D shape of human body and a system of providing Virtual Fitting Room (VFR) service to online retailers over the Internet, in which customer films her/his body moving in front of the camera in a body suit with visible markers. Film is uploaded to the VFR system and processed there by extracting markers coordinates, by tracking markers from frame to frame to achieve automatic registration, and by performing photogrammetric processing of the marker coordinates to obtain and store 3D shape of the customer body. Customer selects an apparel item on an online retailer website, online retailer computer sends a request for fitting service to the VFR system, VFR system retrieves and processes customer digitized 3D body shape and digitized representation of the apparel item, returns virtual images of the customer fitted in the item to online retailer for display of the images to customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Arkady Vapnik
  • Publication number: 20120072007
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for fabric selection and performance matching. The method includes selecting a fabric combination from a set of different constructions and materials, the selection being made on a basis of predetermined characteristics of fabric performance and comfort required to meet specified parameters of conditions and manner of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Moshe Rock