Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTClip on “flip-up” attachable auxiliary nose protection assembly adapted to clip onto a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses and including a nose protection piece pivotally movable to a first position covering a persons nose and a second position uncovering a persons nose to protect the wearers nose from sunlight or to allow the wearer to modulate some sunlight exposure. The apparatus has two main parts, including a clip means which attaches to a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses and a nose protection portion which is pivotally attached to the clip means. Preferably the nose protector and the clip means are manufactured from lightweight durable plastic and moldable metal. When the nose protection apparatus is attached to pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses the nose protection portion may be locked into a functional position or a position which is substantially parallel to the wearers nose and an inoperative position or a position which is substantially perpendicular to the wearers nose.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA force limiting device comprises a housing defining an axially extending chamber containing a working fluid. A force transmitting member may be mounted for linear reciprocable movement inside the chamber under the action of external loads. An axial array of plates is floatingly disposed in the chamber between the force transmitting member and an end wall of the chamber. At rest, each plate is spaced from an adjacent plate by a gap occupied by the working fluid. When the force transmitting member is displaced towards the array of plates, the fluid in the chamber causes the plates to be successively pushed against each other, thereby causing some of the fluid to be squeezed out from between the plates.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn upper body protector that provides a comfortable fit for a player of virtually any shape or size, yet provides a secure fit to prevent shifting or sliding of the padding in the protector during game play or other player movement. The upper body protector comprises a garment capable of being worn around the neck and over the shoulders of said wearer and having an opening therein to accommodate the neck of said wearer, and having an improved strap mechanism comprising a set of straps attached to a back portion of the upper body protector that are fed through a pair of grommets on the front side of the upper body protector and folded back over themselves for attachment to the front portion of the upper body protector via a fastening means, such as Velcro®. The combination of the unique grommets at either end of the strap attachment mechanism and strap shape provide a secure, yet comfortable and adjustable fit to the wearer through a full range of motion.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed herein are conformable protection pads, which can be integrated into articles such as clothing and protective cases.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA protective swim cap used to protect users' heads from injuries caused by collisions. More specifically, an elastic, protective swim cap that is long enough to cover swimmers' ears and that includes a safety feature made up of alternating solid free space and open cells, wherein the safety feature is located near the center line of the protective swim cap.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTProtective garments are disclosed having an inner lining with high lubricity and high strength characteristics. The inner lining, in one embodiment, contains spun yarns combined with para-aramid multifilament yarns. The spun yarns may also contain flame resistant fibers, such as meta-aramid fibers, FR cellulose fibers, or mixtures thereof. The para-aramid filament yarns provide excellent strength characteristics to the fabric. In addition, in some embodiments, the multifilament yarns may enhance the fire resistant properties of the fabric. In one embodiment, the para-aramid filament yarns may have less than five twists per inch, such as from about 1 twist per inch to about four twists per inch.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA modular garment includes a sleeved jacket and a vest that may be worn by a first responder. The sleeved jacket is constructed for use in some emergency circumstances, including technical rescue operations. Portions of the jacket, including at least portions of the sleeves, may be constructed to satisfy more stringent garment standards, such as garment standards for structural firefighting. A vest may be worn over the sleeved jacket to produce a combined jacket suitable for use as turnout gear in structural firefighting.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention is a mechanical assembly for single point torque adjustment, an apparatus and method of use of an improved belt for body support and for assisting body during musculoskeletal activities like heavy lifting, kneeling, bending and walking. The belt employs the single point torque adjusting mechanical assembly with an adjustable hinge along with resilient means which stores potential energy when the user alters from a neutral position and may help the body to return to the neutral position. The belt employs structure to share and direct load from head, neck and back to waist and ground. The apparatus may prevent the user from acquiring spondylitis, kyphosis or osteoporosis. The apparatus may be used for users who are subjected to frequent muscular work like bending up and down while carrying heavy loads, sitting too long, walking and the like.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA lid liner adapted for use as an add-on for a garment such as a hat or cap. The inventive lid liner is a removable multilayer construction of absorbent material adapted for easy manual removal without the use of scissors or tools of any kind. The lid liner includes: a first wicking layer, a second absorbent layer, a third water repellent layer and a fourth adhesive layer for retaining the layer of absorbent material between a wearer and the garment. The first, second, third and fourth layers are disposed in adjacent parallel relation whereby the first layer has first and second edges thereof that extend at least partially over the second and third layers and terminate on and are secured by the fourth adhesive layer. The material is positioned in the cap or hat to absorb perspiration from the wearer and thereby protect the garment. In the illustrative embodiment, a protective strip of paper is removed from the adhesive layer and the multilayer construction is positioned inside the garment such that it is retained by the adhesive layer to the garment in a position at which the multilayer construction is positioned between the head of a wearer and the garment when the garment is placed on the head of the wearer.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and methods of a safety helmet for protecting the human head against repetitive impacts, moderate impacts and severe impacts so as to significantly reduce the likelihood of both translational and rotational brain injury and concussions may be provided. The helmet may include an outer shell, an outer liner disposed within and coupled to the outer shell, and an inner liner disposed within and coupled in spaced opposition to the outer liner by a damper array. The damper array may allow for omnidirectional movement of the inner liner relative to the outer liner and the outer shell.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device for removably connecting a lining layer to an inner shock-absorbing portion of a helmet, mainly made of foam is disclosed. The device includes a first element constrainable to the lining layer and a second element constrainable to the inner shock-absorbing portion. The second element has a threaded portion that can be inserted by screwing it in the foam of the inner shock-absorbing portion. The device also includes means for the mechanical snap-fit coupling between the first and the second element.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA helmet comprising an energy absorbing layer (2) and a sliding facilitator (5) is provided. The sliding facilitator is provided inside of the energy absorbing layer (2). A method of manufacturing a helmet comprising a sliding facilitator is further provided. The method comprising the steps of: providing an energy absorbing layer in the mould, and providing a sliding facilitator contacting the energy absorbing layer.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThis invention relates to a hat. In particular, to a hat adapted for clearance around the ears.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA headgear accessory encompasses and encases the edge of a brim typically found on headgear such as a baseball cap. The elastically pliable band slips over and engages the upper and lower surfaces of the brim of a hat, encompassing the forward edge of the brim, and extending longitudinally along the curvilinear length of the brim. A channel runs the longitudinal length of the band which includes an area void of material and is configured to accept and secure the edge of the brim. As the surfaces of the channel expand apart to accept the edge of the brim, the brand is elastically deformed creating a normal force between the band and the respective surfaces of the brim. The normal force combined with the applicable coefficient of friction and other mechanical/structural configurations results in a frictional force that secures the band to the brim of the headgear.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTWaistbands and wristbands include separable clasps suitable to join woven Paracord around a user's waist or wrist. Matching clasp pieces are attached to opposite ends of single lengths of woven Paracord and magnetically snap together and hold firm until twisted by the user or pulled apart by excess hauling force applied to the woven Paracord. Side slippage between matching magnetic plates of the clasps are textured with indentations and matching protrusions to control such slipping. In particular, such indentations and matching protrusions are concave and convex oval cones of matching height and base. These cones impart a ramping leverage effect that translates lateral movements into separating forces that both assist a user in dismounting the clasp by twisting and in the predicable and controllable release of the clasp subjected to longitudinal single-vector excess hauling force.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a clothing item (1′), in particular a jacket or a pair of trousers, in particular a motorcycle jacket for motorcyclists, including a chamber (4′) for accommodating a body part (2′) of a wearer of the clothing item (1′), in particular a leg or an upper body, and including an outer material (3′) which encloses the chamber (4′) externally at its circumference, and including a substantially breathable, wind-resistant and waterproof membrane (5′, 6′) which is arranged at the internal side of the outer material (3′), wherein the membrane (5′, 6′) is fastened with a fixed membrane portion (5, 5′) internally on the outer material (3, 3′) and extends with the fixed membrane portion (5′) over part of the circumference of the chamber (4′). It is proposed that the membrane (5′, 6′) with a loose membrane portion (6′) is not fastened to the outer material (3′).
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn adaptable garment having a torso portion with a neck opening that is adapted to encircle the wearer's neck and a sleeve portion for encircling the wearer's arms, a hood with a top portion, a rear portion, and two opposing side portions with the top portion of the hood adapted to at least partially cover the top surface of the wearer's head, a rear portion attached to the top portion and to the neck opening of the torso portion of the garment, and the opposing side portions being attached to the rear portion and the top portion of the hood, and a channel portion positioned within the interior of the lower rear area of the hood and the two opposing side portions extending from a first forward facing aperture around the wearer's neck to a second forward facing aperture for accommodating one or more fashion accessories around the wearer's neck area. A portion of the wearer's one or more fashion accessories can be positioned within the channel portion, another portion or portions can be extended outward from at least one of the first and second forward facing apertures and another portion can be positioned within the one or more lower apertures positioned about the torso area. Another form includes at least one lower aperture positioned on the torso portion for accepting at least one end of the one or more fashion accessories.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA garment includes a lower garment of pant portion, and an upper garment having an elastic bellyband portion having first fastening elements and/or camisole portion having second fastening elements. Each of the first fastening elements of the bellyband portion is adapted to engage releasably a corresponding one of the second fastening elements of the camisole portion. The bellyband portion is attached to the pant portion is neither accommodating nor compressing.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA skin care mask glove is disclosed. The skin care mask glove comprises a glove portion. The glove portion includes an opening section, a hand section, a thumb section and a set of finger sections. The opening section includes an opening configured for receiving a hand and a tightening strap for tightening the opening section after a hand is inserted. The thumb section includes a first perforated line and a removable thumb end-portion. Each of the finger sections includes a second perforated line and a removable finger end-portion. The removable finger end-portions are connected via connector fabric. The glove portion is constructed having, among other things, a first outer layer, a first inner layer and a layer of a first skin care product.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTUndergarments that are configured to be worn by a patient during a medical procedure is described. For example, this document provides undergarments that covers the patient's genitalia while leaving the patient's hip area unobstructed to facilitate a medical procedure that requires hip access.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTEasily wearable and removable garments are disclosed. The garments are designed to be easily put on and removed by a wearer having a condition, such as a shoulder, neck, or back injury that causes the wearer difficulty in putting on or removing a conventional torso-covering garment. The garments disclosed may be comprised of a neckline, left and right shoulder portions, left and right fastening devices configured to allow opening and closing of a corresponding shoulder separation, a back portion, and a back fastening device configured to allow opening and closing of the back separation. The garments disclosed allow a health care professional, such as a physician or physical therapist, to easily access a wearer's injury to examine or provide treatment to the wearer.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA torso load distribution assembly. The torso load distribution assembly includes one or more plate portions and a plate engaging member. The one or more plate portions includes a body having a front surface, a rear surface and a side surface. The side surface joins the front surface to the rear surface. The body includes a plurality of body portions that are spaced apart from a substantially central body portion. The plate engaging member includes a body having central body portion, a first body portion connected to the central body portion and a second body portion connected to the central body portion. Each of the first body portion and the second body portion that attach to the plurality of body portions of the one or more plate portions. The body of the plate engaging member is configured to be slightly smaller dimensionally than dimensions formed by the side surface of the body of the one or more plate portions for maintaining the body of the one or more plate portions of the plate engaging member in a bowed orientation when the plurality of body portions of the one or more plate portions are attached to the plate engaging member. An assembly configured for arrangement about a torso of a user is also disclosed. Methods for assembling the same are also disclosed. Another torso load distribution assembly is also disclosed, and, a method for forming the same is also disclosed.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA sport equipment for absorbing and dispersing, at least in part, an impact force, thereby reducing the impact force. The sport equipment can be a helmet having an outer shell, an inner shell, and a tensile sheet located between the outer and inner shells. The outer shell includes an interior side featuring a plurality of outer shell detents extending out therefrom. The inner shell includes an exterior side featuring a plurality of inner shell detents extending toward the outer shell. The tensile sheet is configured to dissipate and redirect, randomly directed impact force applied to the outer shell, to a tensile loading directed along a respective longitudinal axis of the tensile sheet. The outer and inner shells are in a spaced apart relationship with and movable to each other. The outer shell detents extend toward the inner shell.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed herein are conformable protection pads, which can be integrated into articles such as clothing and protective cases.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTAspects of the present invention relate to a protective apparatus that includes an impact shell and an impact attenuating component, which is less rigid than the impact shell. The impact attenuation component may include a series of channels or grooves on a posterior side, facing away from the impact shell.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA hands-free bra tool kit system is disclosed for removing milk from the human breast while attaining privacy, comprising: a breast pump strap, nursing cover and transformable fabric piece. The breast pump strap requires a user to wear a nursing bra in order to securely attach the breast pump flanges and bottles. It comprises alligator clips, plu buttons, lanyard end cords, ring connector, and toggle button cords. A user can attach the breast pump strap to the nursing bra and insert the breast pump flanges and bottles to the strap around the breast nipple. This creates a vacuum suction thereby allowing breast milk to flow into a baby bottle; Or a user can breast feed a baby directly. The fabric piece is also used as a cover and can transform into a storage bag to hold all items for a user.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA sports trouser is provided, comprising: a trouser portion having a waistband portion (11) from which a bifurcated leg portion (12) depends; and a halter portion (13) extending from the waistband portion to loop, when worn, around the back of the neck of the wearer, thereby to apply an upward force to the waistband portion, wherein the halter portion is anchored to the waistband portion so as to apply force at at least two positions arranged on either side of the body sagittal plane each being rearward of the body coronal plane, the halter portion being anchored so as to extend to the neck crossing the body coronal plane beneath the arms of the wearer. The trouser may thereby be more convenient to don and doff, and may thereby be more comfortable to wear.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA passage in first fabric of a garment has a substantially rectangular opening sufficient to pass a hand or foot, the opening having a length between a first and a second edge, and a width between a third and a fourth edge, a first flap of fabric joined continuously along the third edge, and from the third edge continuously along the first and second, a second flap of fabric joined continuously along the fourth edge, and from the fourth edge continuously along the first and second edges, the second flap of fabric overlapping the first flap of fabric for at least a portion of the width, wherein a passage is formed between the overlapped flaps, through the substantially rectangular opening, from one side of the first fabric of the garment to the opposite side of the first fabric of the garment.