Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn eye protector includes a lens configured to protect the wearer from projectiles, and an optically clear stack attached to the lens. The stack can have one or more removable layers. The eye protector also includes an optically clear dry mount adhesive layer attaching the stack to the lens. The dry mount adhesive may be self-wetting to attach the stack to the lens so that air between the stack and the lens can be removed after the stack is attached and/or adhered to the lens, for example, by applying pressure across the surface of the stack. The refractive indices of the lens, the dry mount adhesive, and each removable layer are matched to within about 0.2.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a lightweight protective helmet having an improved ventilation system therein. The protective helmet comprises an outer shell and an inner liner that are joined together to form a shell/liner composite. The ventilation system interacts with one or more ventilation ports in the protective helmet to control the flow of ambient air in and out of the interior of the protective helmet. The ventilation system may be integrated or encased within the shell/liner composite, or it may be adapted to be used on the exterior of the helmet. In addition, the ventilation system may include one of several types of interchangeable insert members to allow active or passive control of ambient air into the interior of the helmet.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA soft-sided helmet may comprise a ventilation system having at least two radial vents, including a first radial vent and a second radial vent; at least a first air channel connecting the first radial vent to at least one other radial vent; and at least a second air channel connecting the second radial vent to at least one other radial vent. The first radial vent may oppose the second radial vent. The ventilation system may further comprise further radial vents, which optionally may be connected to each other via one or more air channels.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe Impact Diverting Helmet System is a redesign of the conventional football helmet that is in use today. It is a protective head covering device that is designed to absorb and divert the majority of force that results from a collision starting at the point of impact. This design offers the wearer elevens levels of protection and it can be easily manufactured with lightweight materials so it can be similar in weight to conventional helmets in use today.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA helmet is comprised of: a stiff outer shell and an inner liner adapted to be fitted to a wearer's head. A shock absorbing layer is located between, and connected to, the stiff outer shell and the fitted inner layer. The shock absorbing layer is adapted to allow the outer shell to flex rotationally relative to the inner layer in order to cushion a rotational force applied to the outer shell. The shock absorbing layer is adapted to allow the outer shell to move linearly relative to the inner liner in order to cushion a linear force applied to the outer shell.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA helmet comprised of a hard outer shell, a compressible liner in contact with an inner surface of the hard outer shell, and a comfort liner in contact with an inner surface of the compressible liner. The damping hole is defined longitudinally along a longitudinal axis through the hard outer shell, the compressible liner, and the comfort liner. The helmet also includes a pendulum damping system disposed in the damping hole and extending longitudinally from the outer shell to the comfort liner. The pendulum damping system has a pendulum mass that is laterally displaceable within the damping hole.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and methods for attaching storage to safety helmets are presented. The systems and methods involve adding external storage to a safety helmet by insertion of a substantially ring shaped apparatus onto the safety helmet, which includes one or more storage compartments, and once inserted produces a fit that is one or more of either snug, interference, or a press fit. The addition of further safety features such as lights and the inclusion of safety equipment such as safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask, or first aid equipment are also disclosed.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA cap apparatus having a head covering portion constructed of a fabric material for covering a portion of a wearer's head, a brim constructed of a fabric material joined thereto along the exterior lower side of the peripheral edge of the head covering portion having a first and second edge flaps, a first fastener positioned on the head covering portion rear surface and a second fastener positioned on the exterior surfaces of the edges of the brim. The first fastener can be adjusted and joined thereto along either side of the peripheral edges of the head covering portion so that the head covering portion is fastened at the rear. The second fastener can be adjusted and joined thereto along either side of the peripheral edges of the brim so that the brim's edges are fastened together.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention is an apparatus and method used to ergonomically remove and manage perspiration on the human body during exercise, manual labor, or any activity that requires the removal of perspiration. The apparatus is constructed from moisture absorbing, wicking and elastic materials fashioned as a sleeve or wrap and positioned on the body at locations that the wearer would remove sweat through natural body movement.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed is an adhesively attachable to at least a portion of the skin surrounding a user's armpit, the article having a first surface facing the body of a user and at least a second surface aligned approximately opposite the first surface, further having a cruciform shaped backing layer in communication with a cruciform shaped top layer. The top layer of the article has a raised portion defining a space between the top layer and the backing layer, the space adapted for receiving an absorbent padding. The raised portion has an opening exposing at least a portion of the absorbent padding on the first surface of the article to the user's skin when the article is worn.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pre-knotted necktie system is described. Embodiments of the pre-knotted necktie system can include a body, a pre-knotted necktie coupled to the body, and an attachment mechanism. The attachment mechanism can be implemented to secure the pre-knotted necktie and body to a neck of a wearer. Typically, the attachment mechanism can be a strap having releasably coupled ends. The strap can be passed through one or more apertures of the body, thus enabling the body to be secured to a neck of the wearer.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA cold-weather apparel item configured to promote breathability, provide warmth, and minimize distractions is provided herein. The cold-weather apparel item is formed from a composite fabric that is breathable and repels water. The cold-weather apparel item further comprises at least a hood lock cord system that maintains the hood of the apparel item in a secure position while not being used, inflow air ducts and outflow air ducts to provide ventilation, and a layered thumbhole assembly with overlapping panels that fits snugly around a wearer's thumbs when used.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA two person garment that may cover two or more persons at cold weather outdoor sporting events or any other situation where sharing body heat would be beneficial
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA wet sock is disclosed for use in sports. The wet sock includes a first piece of elastic material covering a top of a foot including tops of toes of the foot, a second piece of elastic material covering a bottom of the foot including bottoms of the toes, and a sewn seam joining the first piece and the second piece to form the wet sock, wherein the sewn seam runs along a left side of the foot and a right side of the foot and traverses a toe portion of the wet sock. A toe portion of the sock is asymmetrical to form fit a foot of a user.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn underwear garment for male use, comprising a main portion housing a pelvic area and/or a pubic area and at least a zone of a hip area of a user, an auxiliary portion positioned centrally and frontally on the main portion with respect to the user and which houses a first anatomical part of male genitals of the user and a supplementary portion connected to the main portion or to the auxiliary portion and which contains a second anatomical part of the genitals of the user that is different to the first anatomical part.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA sleeve cuff is provided for a sleeve comprising an anterior patch affixed to the sleeve and covering at least a portion of a cutout in the sleeve, a distal strap affixed to the sleeve and spanning over at least a portion of a cutout in the sleeve, and the distal strap overlapping at least a portion of the anterior patch to form an aperture for receiving a thumb therethrough. The sleeve cuff has a plurality of configurations, including at least a closed configuration where the aperture is closed and minimizes the wearer's exposure to wind and air elements therethrough, and an opened configuration where the aperture is opened and minimizes the air penetration around the received thumb.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTHard armor plate pouches incorporated in a ballistic vest carrier cover that has armor panel pockets with side openings and waist panels. The pouches are attached to the carrier cover outer layer inside the armor pockets with access through the outer layer. In one configuration, the pouch is a single fabric sheet attached to the outer layer around the sheet perimeter. In another configuration, the pouch is a bag that hangs freely in the pocket. The pouch is accessed via a lateral opening or a vertical opening in the outer layer that is closed by an openable fastener, such as a zipper, hook and loop fastener, or snaps. The vertical opening can be hidden behind a placket. Optionally, the waist panels have side pouches that have openings at the side or the top.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA golf glove with which the overall golf swing of a golf club from taking back, to topping, to downswing, to follow-through and to finishing can be corrected to an ideal swing. In a state in which the golf glove is worn, a weight portion 2 is attached into a region between a first metacarpal bone and a second metacarpal bone except the top of the first metacarpal bone on the back side of a glove main body 1. In terms of, for example, convenience of a user, the weight portion 2 is preferably removably attached to the glove main body 1. The weight of the weight portion 2 preferably falls within a range of 50 to 300 g.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments include a sports towel that can be assembled around a user. The towel can have a first end that can be formed into an end loop. The towel can have a second end separated from the first end by a length. The second end can pass through the first end to form a looped configuration of the towel such that the first end substantially and continuously surrounds the towel in a widthwise direction. The looped configuration can secure the towel around the user's body.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn adjustable helmet having first and second shells and a single actuator comprising at least one tooth, the single actuator being moveable between: a first locked position, wherein the at least one tooth retains the first and second shells and the first and second shells define a first hollow space; a released position, wherein the at least one tooth no longer retains the first and second shells such that one of the first and second shells is moveable relative to the other of the first and second shells; and a second locked position, wherein the at least one tooth retains the first and second shells and the first and second shells define a second hollow space, the second hollow space being different than the first hollow space.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA cap has a rounded body for fitting over a wearer's head, the body having a lower rim, a front portion, a rear portion, a left side and a right side, and a visor permanently or adjustably secured to extend across the front portion of the cap body at an angle to the lower rim, with the visor extending across part or all of a front portion of the cap body at an upward angle from the left side towards the right side or from the right side towards the left side of the cap body.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shoe fastener strap is provided that is able to releasably secure the shoes of a baby or toddler to pant legs of the baby or toddler so that the shoes do not fall off of the baby or toddler's feet and become lost or otherwise misplaced. The shoe fastener strap includes a first fastener that is used to releasably secure the shoe fastener strap to a pant leg, and it includes a second fastener which may be semi permanently secured to the back of a baby or toddler's shoe. The first fastener preferably is a clip-type fastener which also has a tab backing member that serves to help close the first fastener around a pant leg as well as to serve as a decorative emblem.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to breathable, vented, and insulating cold weather garments. More particularly, the present invention relates to garments with chambers to retain an insulating fill material. Perforations along the seams between the insulating chambers may achieve optimal evaporative moisture transfer from the inside (proximal to the body of a wearer) of the garment to the outside environment.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pocket for a garment for receiving a mobile electronic device therein includes a lower portion, fixedly attached to the garment, and an tipper portion, fixedly attached to the garment. In addition, the lower and upper portions form the pocket for receiving the mobile electronic device. Furthermore, a depth adjusting means is formed on the lower portion and the garment for vertically adjusting a pocket space and a width adjusting means is formed on the upper portion and the garment for horizontally adjusting the pocket space.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA decorative pocket applique with a graphical element that can be heat-applied to most any garment to create a functional pocket with aesthetic value. The applique is made of 100% polyester fabric woven or knit which is dye-sublimated-printed to create an exterior decorative image or logo. The applique interior has a perimeter made of a thermoplastic adhesive consisting of either nylon, polyester or some combination thereof that is used to seal a folded top lip or edge of the intended pocket to itself and the remaining perimeter adhesive to a piece of apparel or garment.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethods according to the present disclosure include creating a three-dimensional effect, for example, an applique effect, that allows for the effect to be more integrated with the object to which it is added than in conventional methods. These methods can include adding the effect or applique on a surface of an object with the object sandwiched between the applique and a structure-imparting material, allowing the applique and the object it is on to move more freely and in unison together. In some embodiments, the structure-imparting material is sandwiched between the applique and/or the object on one side and a support backing on the opposite side. The three-dimensional applique can be formed by applying force to the object on a side opposite to the applique such that indentations and protrusions are formed in the layered structure of the object and structure-imparting material, providing a three dimensional applique image.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pre-tied necktie includes first, second, third and fourth strips of necktie fabrics, respectively having a first neck portion and a second neck portion. The first and second neck portions are attached together to form a first neck band and the third and fourth neck portions are attached together to form a second neck band. In addition, the pre-tied necktie further includes a fastening means to fasten the first and second neck bands to tie the pre-tied necktie around a user's neck. The first and third tails are tied together to form a first knot and the second and fourth tails are tied together to form a second knot. A third, knot may be formed below the first and second knots by tying the strips. The first, second, and third knots are V-shaped tapering upward.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA multi-face necktie including a u-shaped strap having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a barrel couplable to the first end and the second end of the u-shaped strap, a secondary tie face having an elongated body couplable to the barrel, and a primary tie face couplable to the barrel such that the primary tie face is disposed in an overlapping relationship with a portion of the secondary tie face, the secondary tie face extending a distance beyond a terminal edge of the primary tie face.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA wearable garment, similar to a necktie, adapted to carry a canned or bottled beverage in an upright and vertical position. The garment is similar to a necktie in that it has a main body of similar shape and dimensions to a necktie and attaches around the neck of the user with a strap. The garment includes a vertical beverage holder that is combined with the main body of the garment, with a bottom and an opening that faces up, allowing the introduction of a canned or bottled beverage.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA glove including a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, and the bottom surface is configured to interface with an object being gripped by a user. The glove also includes an index finger portion configured to receive an index finger of the user. The index finger portion includes a knuckle configured to pivot about an axis. The glove further includes a gripping portion coupled to the index finger portion between the top and bottom surfaces. The gripping portion includes a first notch adjacent the top surface and a second notch adjacent the bottom surface. The first notch defines a first angle, and the second notch defines a second angle, wherein the first angle increases and the second angle decreases as the knuckle pivots about the axis.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a heat-resistant glove, having a first and second shell sections generally defined on the palm side and a back side with each of the shell sections being made of a temperature-resistant material. Each tip of the heat-resistant glove is made of a more heat resistant material. The heat-resistant glove can be made from with a five finger or three finger stall.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pair of protective gloves each glove having a glove body with finger portions that can be preselectively webbed together or each finger can be kept separated. The gloves are capable of withstanding heat, cold, puncture, shock and other similar hazards. One of the gloves includes an engagement member such as a magnetic member on the inner wrist portion of the glove that cooperates with an anchoring member on the inner wrist portion of the opposite glove that can be made of a ferromagnetic material to attract both gloves to each other. Once attracted a user can use a lip on the anchoring member to leverage his hands out of the gloves, thereby preventing the user from having to come in contact with the outside of the glove bodies when donning and doffing the gloves. Optionally, the wrist portions of the glove assemblies can be fitted with a zipper to keep the interior cavity of the gloves sealed while being washed.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention is an open-palm sun protective glove that covers the back of the hand protecting it from solar ultraviolet radiation. It allows the palm to maintain mobility, dexterity, tactility, sensitivity, and to release heat and maintain coolness. This open-palm glove has three sheaths that anchor it on the hand: thumb, 5th digit, and wrist. This allows the glove to fit comfortably and slip on and off easily. It is made from textile industry tested ultraviolet protective factor fabric made of knit, woven, or other textile fabric allowing the glove to fit snuggly on the hand. This invention protects the back of the hands, of the wearer, from chronic and intense sun exposure that can cause pre-cancers, skin cancers and sun damage while allowing natural sense of touch and palm-side heat dissipation.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTDescribed herein are therapeutic pants that include at least one cushion that orients the user's leg(s), hip(s), or lower back in a particular alignment. For example, the cushion may be positioned between the user's legs to align the hips or behind the user's leg to elevate the knee or ankle. The therapeutic pants may include one or more retaining pockets configured to retain one or more cushions. In some embodiments, the cushions are removable from the retaining pockets. In some embodiments, at least one retaining pocket and at least one cushion are positioned along the medial (i.e., inner) side of each pant leg. The therapeutic pants can also include means for detachably securing the pant material that extends vertically along one or both lateral sides of each leg, allowing the therapeutic pants to be readily and repeatedly equipped and removed.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn impact absorbing liner apparatus and impact reduction apparel are disclosed. An impact absorbing liner has a size and a configuration, such as multiple extending impact absorbing members, which can be formed and shaped around a part of a wearer's body. The impact absorbing liner is at least partially obscured from external view by apparel worn over the part of the wearer's body. The apparatus further includes a rigid frame connected with the impact absorbing liner and having at least a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end and proximal end each have a connection mechanism to connect together to provide the size and the configuration for the impact absorbing liner, and to conform to the impact reduction apparel.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus includes a protective wearable article including a flexible backing layer and a semi-rigid shell layer. The hard shell layer includes a molded receptacle that acts as a female component in a dual-component fastening device. The apparatus further includes a strap for securing the protective wearable article to a user. A first end of the strap is attached to a male fastening component sized and shaped for insertion into and securement within the molded receptacle.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn innovative sleeping suit for infants, configured to provide warmth, a contained environment, and positive proprioceptive input, and thereby reduce neurological reflexive twitching or habitual waking patterns prevalent when infants are placed on their backs for sleeping and are not swaddled. The weighting in the suit is believed to reduce the neurological reflexive twitching and provides a swaddling effect to infants helping them to fall asleep and remain sleeping when on their backs. At least a portion of an anterior portion of the suit includes the weighting. The weighting may be accomplished by varying the thickness of the materials and/or quantity of layers of materials used on the anterior portion of the suit. The weighting may be distributed uniformly throughout the suit, the anterior portion of the suit, or can be strategically placed at proprioceptive target points along the anterior portion of the suit.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA moldable collar stay device for a shirt turnover collar comprising a collar stay body and dual collar stay inserts. The shape and the length of the present device may be adjusted by fasteners which facilitate changes to the angle of the collar stay inserts and the length of the collar stay body. The device also may be shaped to accentuate the shape of a user's face. Each collar stay insert may be placed inside collar stay pockets at opposite corners of the shirt collar while the stay body lies along the exterior bounds shirt collar. The shirt wearer may adjust the device around the periphery of the collar to the desired position. Once positioned, the device will remain concealed with the collar and collar stay pockets while maintaining the ability to alter the collar shape, the collar stay length and the angle of the collar stay inserts.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn article of apparel having enhanced mobility portions is provided herein for an upper torso of a wearer. The article of apparel may comprise a front panel affixed to a back panel. The back panel comprises a first portion having a first lateral stretch characteristic, where the first portion is located along an upper part of the back panel. The back panel may further comprise a second portion located adjacent to and below the first portion. The second portion has a second stretch characteristic that less than the first stretch characteristic.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA novel Adjustable Pressure Suit Torso manufactured from a combination of rigid metal or composite components and flexible textile and membrane materials has been developed. It offers many advantages over primarily soft or rigid approaches to the construction of torso components used in pressure suits such as space suits or high-altitude flight suits. The Adjustable Pressure Suit Torso comprises a series of rigid rings as openings for the limbs and head to extend into from the torso, rigid brackets that are fixed between the rigid ring components, and flexible materials that span the area between the rings to act as a pressure vessel. The brackets have specific sizes and can be easily exchanged to resize the torso to fit a wide range of users. The loading imparted on the pressure suit from operation or pressurization is reacted by the rigid components. The structure can be made to be lightweight and safe from catastrophic depressurization from punctures or tears because the flexible materials are not highly stressed. The technology can be used on a wide variety of pressure suit configurations including those that are joined at the waist, or enter through a hatch on the back, and can be applied to the upper and or lower torso areas of the body. The primary advantages of the Adjustable Pressure Suit Torso over conventional rigid or soft torsos used in pressure suits include improved fit which improved mobility and performance of the wearer, a reduced number of sizes required to fit a large population which reduces logistical burden, lower cost to design and produce, improved safety, improves long-term wearer health by reducing shoulder injuries form donning/doffing and operation, reduced mass, and reduced life-cycle cost.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA protective football helmet is provided having a one-piece molded shell with an impact attenuation system. This system includes an impact attenuation member formed in an extent of the front shell portion by removing material from the front portion. The impact attenuation member is purposely engineered to change how the front portion responds to an impact force applied substantially normal to the front portion as compared to how other portions of the shell respond to that impact force. In one version, the impact attenuation member is a cantilevered segment formed in the front portion of the shell.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed is an invention related to a device that is used for collecting and disposing the facial trimmed hair without allowing the trimmed facial hair to drop on the ground. The device comprises of a collapsible and movable trough with a pouch to place a trimmer. The trimmer placed in the pouch can reach any part of the face for trimming the facial hair and the collapsible and movable trough can move along with the trimmer to collect the trimmed hair. Further, the collected trimmed hair can be completely disposed through a fastened vertical flap extending from bottom of the collapsible and movable trough.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn over-garment for comfortable protection below the neck of a person in a seated or reclining position while having a potentially taint-producing procedure performed on the person's head, by using an improved design creating greater and more-secure protection while allowing the withdrawal and re-insertion of the person's arms through the sleeves without disturbing the placement nor the performance of the over-garment.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA helmet including an insert provides the ability of including a highly energy absorbing feature within the insert. The insert includes a structure such as a Bingham plastic which, upon impact, absorbs the energy of the impact by converting from a solid to a liquid. Other energy absorbing features are contemplated. The energy absorption process occurs in one aspect in a nonreversible manner such that once a high enough level impact occurs on the insert, it must be replaced within the helmet. The insert has a fastener which enables it to b replaceable. In this manner, a highly absorbing feature of a helmet can be provided to reduce concussions while not requiring the complete replacement of a helmet.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA turban has an outer shell forming an enclosed interior space with an interior perimeter. At least one sleeve, which is open at its ends, is formed within the interior space along the interior perimeter. A malleable wire is threaded through the open ends of the at least one sleeve such that the wire extends around the interior perimeter of the outer shell, the wire having two ends bound together. The turban may be wrapped around the head of a user, for example as a fashion accessory, while being held in place by the wire.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn ergonomic duty belt assembly comprising: a longitudinally and laterally flexible inner belt having an exterior face provided with a hook and loop fabric; a longitudinally and laterally flexible supporting belt adapted to be affixed over said inner belt having an interior face provided with mating hook and loop fabric; a base material of each of said inner belt, said supporting belt, said hook and loop fabric and said mating hook and loop fabric being woven with a material having elasticity properties, thus providing longitudinal and lateral flexibility of said duty belt assembly; said outer belt being removably mountable to said inner belt, said hook and loop fabric on said inner belt being adapted to be affixed to said mating hook and loop fabric of said supporting belt.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA stabilizing belt for use by a person in need of assisted mobility or in recreation, the stabilizing belt comprising a base, a strap to hold the stabilizing belt against a wearer, a belt to secure the base to the wearer, and at least one handle attached to the base. The base may be uniquely contoured to provide support and comfort for the wearer. The strap may he removable from the base to facilitate cleaning the stabilizing belt.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn example belt and buckle apparatus includes a belt having a first end and a second end. A buckle with connectors and a slider is attached to one of the two ends of the belt. The buckle removably attaches to another of the two ends of the belt. A belt overlap extends through both sides of the buckle to cover openings or holes formed in at least one of the first end and the second end of the belt. The belt and buckle apparatus provides a balanced or symmetrical appearance even when it is worn by a user.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTConcepts provided are directed to garments and methods of making garments with enhanced cooling and airflow. The garments created are provided with airflow channels by lifting the garment off from the skin of a wearer. Particularly, the lift is created in areas of greater contact by providing a flocked silicone dimensional pattern aligned with a plurality of perforations. The enhanced airflow provided by the garments in accordance with aspects hereof also results in enhanced moisture evaporation from the wearer's skin, which also aids in the cooling of the wearer's body.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTClothing for shielding a person from radio frequency energy relating to an electronic device includes a garment adapted to be worn by the person that includes at least one pocket having an inner panel and an outer panel. The pocket is sized to bold the electronic device. The inner panel of the pocket includes an electrically conductive shield material.