Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThere are provided flight suits that can be useful for helicopter pilots, airplane pilots, glider pilots etc. Pilots of such vessels have particular needs in terms of equipment and flight suits. The flight suits of the present disclosure allow, for example, for providing pilots with flight suits that are comfortable when worn in a sitting position. Moreover, these flight suits do not unduly restrict movement of the limbs when the pilot carries out various actions such as taking hold of headphones and reaching for the aircraft dashboard. For example, the flight suits can comprise a torso portion defining two arm openings; two shoulder portions that are extensible, each coupled to a different arm opening of the torso; two sleeves coupled each to a different shoulder portion, each sleeve optionally comprising an extensible elbow panel; and a lower portion comprising an extensible crotch portion and two leg portions.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA sports glove such as those for hockey, lacrosse, cricket, baseball and the like is formed as a palm and a separate back with a continuous peripheral closure for attachment of the two parts. The fingers inside the finger stalls are protected from contact with the closure material which is typically a metallic or plastic zipper, wherein carefully proportioned padding inside the finger stalls insulates each finger side and distal end from contact with the closure thus offering adequate protection. Furthermore, a pivotable inside wrist cuff flap is provided which creates a smooth transition of inside glove liner material protecting the palm and inside wrist from contact with hook and loop closure materials in the area as the hand is inserted into the glove.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn article of protective athletic equipment with a plurality of compressible capsules connected by intra-array connectors to form an array of capsules. Each capsule has an inner volume that retains a volume of shear thickening fluid. The intra-array connectors can be tubular to place the inner volumes of adjacent capsules in fluidic communication. The shear thickening fluid can be a suspension of polyethylene glycol and a solute of solid particles. Arrays of capsules can be coupled to one or more layers of fabric and to to pre-existing or specially created articles of sports equipment, including helmets, caps, grips, insoles, and wraps. Plural arrays of capsules can be connected, such as by teeth or by engagement members and apertures. Intra-array connectors can have similar or varied open cross sectional areas, and capsules can be connected by different numbers of intra-array connectors to permit varied fluidic flow between capsules.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a shield apparatus for protecting eyeball structures in radiation therapy for a tumor in an eye portion, particularly an eyelid(eyelid) or the conjunctiva. The shield apparatus is a goggle-type patient-customized eyeball shield apparatus for use in radiation therapy, including a pair of lens frames connected by a center connection part, temples, and nose pads. The goggle-type patient-customized eyeball shield apparatus for use in radiation therapy includes the lens frames configured such that open tops are formed by cutting away the upper portions thereof, respectively, and lens grooves are formed along the inner circumferences thereof, respectively; lenses inserted into the respective lens grooves through the open tops; and shields each fastened onto the surface of each of the lenses via any one of a plurality of fastening holes passing through the lens, and configured to shield radiation to be applied to eyeballs. An advantage arises in that the vertical relationship between a radiation beam and a treated portion can be changed or maintained because the bending angles of the lens frames and temples of the shield apparatus and the locations of the shields can be immediately controlled in accordance with the shape of the face of a patient and the locations of the eyes and pupils of the patient.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn adjustable belt for wearing around a user's waist is disclosed. The belt comprises a strap for placement around the user's waist. A buckle is coupled to a first end of the strap and is configured for accepting a second end of the strap and adjusting a length of the strap. The buckle further comprises a plurality of gears that mate with gear teeth located on an outward facing surface of the strap, such that movement of the second end of the strap within the buckle moves the plurality of gears; a spring loaded ratchet that contacts the gear teeth of the plurality of gears, such that the ratchet only allows movement of the plurality of gears in one direction; and a lever coupled to the spring loaded ratchet, such that activating the lever allows for movement of the plurality of gears in both directions.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA cufflinks attachment system for easily and efficiently attaching cufflinks to a shirt cuff. The cufflinks attachment system generally includes a cufflink and a pulling device that removably connects to the cufflink to pull the cufflink through the openings of a shirt cuff. The cufflink includes a first catch member, a second catch member and a connector attached between the catch members. The second catch member includes at least one opening. The pulling device includes a handle and a hook attached to the handle. The user inserts the pulling device through the openings in the shirt cuff, inserts the hook through an opening in the second catch member and then pulls a portion of the cufflink through the openings in the shirt cuff.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTProtective gear includes an outer shell layer connected to a middle shell layer through an outer energy and impact transformer layer. The middle shell layer is connected to an inner shell layer through an inner energy and impact transformer layer. The outer and inner energy and impact transformer layers flexibly connect the shell layers to absorb impact forces, rotational forces, shear forces, etc., and allow the various shell layers to move and slide relative to the other shell layers. The outer and inner energy and impact transformer layers may be constructed using gels, fluids, electro-rheological elements, magneto-rheological elements, etc. The protective gear may be formed as helmets or body protection for various activities and protect users from not only impact and penetrative forces, but rotational and shear forces as well.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA protective helmet is disclosed comprising a protective shell, a visor, two rearward-mounted imagers, a display, and a processing system. The protective shell has an opening in front that is selectively covered by the visor and is configured to fit about the head of a user. The two imagers are mounted in substantially fixed positions on the rear of the protective shell so as to collectively provide a view of greater than 180 degrees about the rear of the protective shell. The processing system is operably associated with the two imagers and the at least one display, which displays real-time video from at least the left-most of the two imagers, as well as real-time video from the right-most imager or navigation, positioning, audio entertainment, or telephone call information. The helmet may further include a multi-level proximity alert system, an impact emergency alert system, and rechargeable power system.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA sun protective headwear system is provided. The sun protective headwear system may include a headwear having a body and brim portion with a novel sun protective inner lining. The inner lining may incorporate recycled water bottles to achieve advantageous sun protective properties. A closure mechanism may be provided along a rear body portion, near a tensive brim seam joining the brim portion to the body portion, so that in a closed condition the closure mechanism maintains the shape of the headwear while adjusting its fitting so as to be suitable across a wide range of head sizes. The sun protective headwear system may also include a packable pouch dimensioned and adapted to be crushably folded when the packable pouch houses the headwear.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present process concerns protective devices for the users of water gym activity, from water and chemical products used in swimming pools, with special reference to the head and hair.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTVarious embodiment of a body-top garment for removably housing a tube assembly is disclosed. The tube assembly has a first end that connects to a mouthpiece, and a second end connects to various types of devices. The body-top garment has an elongated pouch with a zipper opening for easy access to the tube assembly. The elongated pouch has a first opening and a second opening to pass at least part of the tube assembly outside the body-top garment. Optionally, the body-top garment has pocket with a horizontal opening to hold the various type of devices.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA garment having an anthropomorphic figure formed thereon with first and second design elements and an attachment area composed of one of a hook material and loop material. The garment also includes an appliqué having the other of the hook material and loop material on at least a portion of the rear surface. The shape of the attachment area defines the first design element and the shape of the appliqué defines the second design element. The other of the hook material and the loop material on the appliqué is removably attachable to the one of the hook material and the loop material of the attachment area to form a complementary hook and loop fastener. The appliqué is sized to be smaller than the attachment area such that a portion of the attachment area is visible when the appliqué is in an attached position on the attachment area.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA mitten design adapted to assume two configurations. In the first configuration, the mitten fits over the entire hand, fingers and thumb. In a second configuration, an outer palm portion of the mitten flips over onto a back portion of the mitten exposing portions of the fingers and thumb. When flipped over the outer palm portion lies neatly and generally flat over the back portion and is configured to be secured there without the use of hook and loop fasteners or any other fastening structure.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn ambidextrous or hand-specific glove including a wrist region, a palm region, and a digit region. The glove may be fabricated of nitrile rubber that is free of or essentially free of zinc, sulfur and accelerators to reduce allergic reactions in populations required to frequently wear protective gloves. A band region that partially or fully encircles a user's finger knuckles may be provided for easier finger bending. Texturing may be provided on glove surfaces that are used to grip articles. The tip regions on the front surface of the index and middle finger regions may be un-textured or smooth to enable a user to take a patient's pulse. These tip regions may be of reduced diameter and circumference so as to pull the glove material tightly around the tips of the user's finger so that even a faint pulse in a patient may be detected.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a glove that does not hinder the motion of the wrist. The glove includes a glove body having five finger parts, a palm part, and a back part; and a band configured to be wound in the width direction of a hand and placed on the back part to be fixed. When the hand is inserted into the glove body and the band is fixed, the center portion of the end edge of the back part on the wrist side is located more on the finger side than a boundary between the wrist and the back of the hand, and the center portion of the end edge of the band on the wrist side is located more on the finger side than the boundary between the wrist and the back of the hand.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTManufacturing these gloves maybe face some technical issues. first one is about the advantage of the texture to having the proper texture that has a special specificity color that similar to different human skins colors and different hands'sizes, on the other hand this texture should be elastic and smooth.Second abstract, to get non combustible texture, doesn't absorb the weather high temperature.Third abstract, these gloves can manufacture in many design constructively on the ornament, the embellishment, and the garnish to make the glove itself seems to be in different design which is compatible with one another woman's choice. the Ladies' gloves have to match the modern life of the purchaser; the texture of the gloves has to be attractive and eye-catching and make them strike for the buyers.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA jacket (1) having a hood (4.1 and 4.2) which has a hood opening and having a zipper which begins at the lower end of the jacket front side (1.1 and 1.2) and which has two opposing strips (rows) (3.1 and 3.2) of zipper coupling members, which begin at the lower end in the two sections (I; II) along the coupling member rows (3.1 and 3.2) centrally in its longitudinal direction, and in that the strips (rows) (3.1 and 3.2) of zipper coupling members extend continuously and centrally over the entire jacket front side and jacket rear side along the edges of the hood (4.1; 4.2) bordering the hood opening up to the jacket rear side (2.1 and 2.2) and end at the lower end of the jacket rear side, and in that the strips (rows) (3.1; 3.2) are associated with another zipper slider (5).
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn upper body garment has a first access seam spanning a first sleeve of the garment on an underside from a cuff to an arm pit and spanning a body of the garment from the arm pit to a lower hem. The first access seam can be secured by magnets or other fasteners located intermittently along the sleeve and body which are easily opened for access to treatment areas. Furthermore, when the magnets are opened, the first access seam opens completely on one side of a patient body to peel away over IV needles and other connections for removal using a neck opening and a second sleeve. When the garment (or a new garment) is put back on by the patient through the neck and second sleeve, the first sleeve can be re-secured over connections to the body by rejoining opposing magnets.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA flexible protective sleeve for cultivation of resinous plants, including a wristband and a tab projecting from the wristband. The sleeve has an inner layer and an outer layer, with an absorbent material layer between the outer layer and the inner layer, a moisture barrier between the absorbent material layer and the inner layer, a stabilizer for engaging a finger, the stabilizer fixed to the tab, and an abrasive area on the outer layer, for wiping residue from implements. A releasable contact fastener enables closing of the wristband over the wrist of the user when the sleeve is placed over the back of the hand and the wristband encircles the wrist of the user.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA sports training device that includes a hollow device body with interior walls defining a central access opening for receiving a user's hand and arm. An instant device includes generally cylindrical energy absorbent core, an exterior covering to protect the core, an internal tubular sleeve for lining the central access opening, and an internal handle for manual grasping. An instant device has outwardly facing elbow and hand protrusions for protecting the elbow and hand. An internal handle is located in the distal portion of the central access opening. An interior sleeve is open at the distal end, allowing the user to access the internal handle. The distal end of an instant device body includes an aperture permitting a user to grasp objects without removing an instant device body. A sports training device is usable in a broad spectrum of physical activities, including contact sports, martial arts, basketball, etc.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTApparatus, systems, and methods are provided for the reduction of head or neck trauma in a living being by mitigating the acceleration experienced by the head, relative to the torso, during a change in motion; for example, creating a neck support that provides improved extension, compression, rotation, and bending properties to the neck in order to control the acceleration experienced by the head. The apparatus can be configured to create a neck support in which acceleration of the head, relative to the torso, is reduced with minimal structure, discomfort, and other potential downsides to a user of the apparatus.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTProtective gear for protecting individuals from impact forces by transferring axial forces into tangential forces directed away from the individual. The protective apparatus includes a first plate assembly including a first end and a second end; a second plate assembly including a first end and a second end; a load-bearing hinge connecting the first end of the first plate assembly to the first end of the second plate assembly; a first toothed plate attached to the second end of the first plate assembly; and a second toothed plate attached to the second end of the second plate assembly. The load-bearing hinge and the toothed plates tangentially distribute impact forces between the plate assemblies and around, rather than axially toward, the body or object being protected. The apparatus may further include sensors and electronics for detecting a physical property of the protective apparatus, and transmitting signals to a remote server.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn athletic compression shirt suited for athletic performance, in particular in relation to football or rugby. The compression shirt includes a first grip-enhancing hole and a second grip-enhancing hole that increase a user's ability to grip and retain a cradled ball. The compression shirt includes a body and a sleeve. The first grip-enhancing hole traverses into the sleeve, adjacent to a bicep portion of the sleeve. The first grip-enhancing hole exposes the bicep region of the user to allow for a skin to leather connection. Similarly, the second grip-enhancing hole traverses into the sleeve, adjacent to an anterior forearm portion of the sleeve. The second grip-enhancing hole exposes the forearm region of the user to allow for a second skin to leather connection.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA garment is disclosed. The garment includes a body portion and at least one sleeve. The at least one sleeve includes at least one seam connecting opposing longitudinal edges of the sleeve. The at least one seam is not located on an underside of the sleeve.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus for carrying an animal is provided herein. The apparatus has a wearable garment having at least a first connector element and a second connector element attached thereto and a pouch having at least a third connector element and a fourth connector element attached to a first and a second support portion, each of the third and the fourth connector elements configured for releasable connection to the first and second connector elements of the garment. The pouch has an internal pocket and a bottom aperture.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA disposable cover for breast feeding enables mothers to breast feed on the go. An inexpensive disposable cover is provided in vending machines at shopping malls, department stores, and toy stores, to protect the mother's privacy during breast feeding. The cover is preferably manufactured from a material which is breathable, cool, comfortable, and disposable. Distribution of the cover promotes breast feeding and encourages healthy nourishment for babies.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn evacuation, rescue, and survival vest device is described. The vest is configured with hexagonal or honey-comb-shaped compartments having multiple access points across the surface area of the vest. The vest device is a garment composed of a lightweight, buoyant, reflective material. At least one light is disposed near the top of the vest to illuminate the wearer making him or her more visible, as well as to illuminate the wearer's sight at night. Compartments disclosed on the interior of the garment are also available. Rear compartments disposed on the back of the garment provide for the storage of water, hydration equipment, and rations.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA garment presently disclosed contains a substantially tubular body portion defining an opening configured to accommodate human toes, and a movable cover portion extending beyond the opening, wherein the movable cover portion comprises a first surface, a second surface disposed opposite the first surface, a first edge, a second edge disposed substantially perpendicular to the first edge, and a third edge disposed substantially parallel the second edge, wherein the second edge of the movable cover portion is coupled with at least a portion of the substantially tubular body portion, wherein the third edge of the movable cover portion is coupled with at least a portion of the substantially tubular body portion.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThis invention is an all natural fabric robe for yoga practitioners to use to meditate in and to comfort oneself and provide warmth during the final part of the yoga practice of Śavāsana. It has a front, rear and back body with a snug, stand-up collar, an arrow shaped hood, asymmetrical bell-shaped sleeves, a fabric flap, 7 circular-like designs and 7 series of 3-lined phrases. ‘The wearer’ can only put the robe on and take it off by stepping into and out of the garment through a vertical mid-body zipper opening. There are two 180 degrees horizontal demarcated seam lines across the front of the garment—one across the breastplate area of the robe and the other across the groin area of the robe. The fabric flap fastens on the inside to expose the feet and fastens on the outside to cover the feet. The seven circular designs on the robe are placed and colored to represent the 7 main chakra centers on the body. The seven 3-lined phrases are on the back of the robe and are placed and colored to represent the 7 main chakra centers on the body. On the back of the robe, there is a spiral that extends from the crown of the robe to the base of the spine.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA sole pad and a sock that includes a sole pad where the sole pad can include one or more toe enclosures, one or more ball of a foot enclosures, one or more inner arch enclosures, one or more outer upper arch enclosures, one or more outer lower arch enclosures, and one or more heel enclosures. The socks can include a leg section with a sock opening leading to a sock interior; an upper sock section; a lower treading section, where the lower treading section includes a pocket formed from at least a first upper ply and an at least second lower ply; where the sole pad can be placed into the pocket of the lower treading section. The enclosures can be at least partially filled with one or more substrates selected from a group consisting of: peppercorn, lavender plant material, cinnamon plant material, eucalyptus plant material, peppermint plant material, chamomile plant material, rosemary plant material, flax seeds, lentils, rice, barley plant material, wheat plant material, cotton plant material, sand, ceramic balls, and gels.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes for swing practice or game of the golf wherein the golf socks makes it possible to sense a support point of the foot by using an elastic member for pressing the toes including at least great toe, and aids the golfer to grasp the axis by applying a force to the recognized point of the foot so that the center of the weight can be naturally moved at the time of golf swing.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTUnderwear having a concealed pocket for securely and safely holding valuables and other items therein and including underwear for males having improved design for health and comfort.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn undergarment including a first portion arranged to contact a rear side of a person, the first portion including a first top edge, a first bottom edge separated from the first top edge by a first length, a first lateral edge, and a second lateral edge, a second portion arranged to contact a front side of the person, the second portion including a third lateral edge secured to the first lateral edge of the first portion, a fourth lateral edge releasably securable to the second lateral edge of the first portion via a first attachment means, a second top edge, a second bottom edge releasably securable to the first bottom edge via a second attachment means, the second bottom edge separated from the second top edge by a second length where the second length is longer than the first length and the first length is at least half of the second length.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA decorative sports-themed garment is disclosed. The garment includes a surface of the garment a decorative raised pattern upon the surface configured to appear like stitches on a baseball, the decorative raised pattern configured as an hourglass shape upon the surface of the garment. The hourglass shape includes a first wide section corresponding to a hip portion of the garment, a second wide section corresponding to an arm portion of the garment, and a narrow section corresponding to a midriff portion of the garment. The decorative raised pattern can be on a front or a rear surface of the garment.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a powder-free polymeric coating comprising a latex polymer, a metal oxide and a cross-linking agent, the latex polymer comprising a diene and an acrylic acid; and a powder-free glove comprising the powderless coating polymer.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA glove includes a glove body having a bottom, a top, a middle, and palmar and dorsal panels extending from the bottom to the middle. The glove also includes finger covers extending from the middle to the top, and a thumb stall. A wrist strap is carried on the bottom of the glove body, and a thumb strap is carried on the middle of the glove body. Finger straps are carried on the finger covers. Rigid elements are carried along each of the finger covers and prevent the fiver covers from flexing.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA goaltender glove including a finger portion, a thumb portion and a webbed pocket extending therebetween to collectively form a catching area. The webbed pocket can include a rigid support element that extends into at least one of the finger portion and the thumb portion, and is connected to the same via an interface element. The support element pivots about the interface element, with a free end of the element pivoting away from or through a portion of the main shell to prevent excessive bending and stress on the element. The glove can include a selectively manually replaceable mitt, which can be replaced with another mitt, or removed for servicing the mitt or glove. The mitt can be attached to the main shell via an elastic member joined with the finger portion to enable fingers in the finger portion and the mitt to move together.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a goalie blocking glove that features a non-binding front blocking board surface that incorporates a carbon fiber front layer over the ultra-high density internal foam core, for lighter weight and added protection under extreme impacts. An adjustment mechanism is also included in the blocker glove, to allow the goalie to customize the fit of the inner glove to his or her individual hand size.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAccording to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves and the use of said gloves, intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to football and golf. Because of its unique finger configurations, grip enhancers, and/or its hand protective properties, the present invention makes a glove now operable on a football quarterback's throwing hand and on golfers dominant hand, for example.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA flexible, fibrous energy managing composite panel includes multiple flocked energy absorbing material (FEAM) layers separated by dividers. The FEAM layers can be single side or double side and can be fabricated from monofilament fibers having different properties (e.g., length and denier) flocked onto various substrates. The dividers can include sheets, fabrics, films, foam, spacer fabrics to separate the flock fibers in adjacent layers. The composite panels can be processed for breathability and flexibility. Other embodiments include piezoelectric FEAM layers and dividers for electronic sensing applications, and application of composite panels to body armor and the outer shells of helmets.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA hat system relating to reducing and/or eliminating physical interferences between hat bills and eyewear by the introduction of strategic hat bill cutouts along the periphery of the bill as a means for providing additional physical clearance for user-chosen eyewear. Additionally, users of the preferred hat system may also take advantage of bill cutouts as a means to secure eyewear on the face during sports, or other moments of high activity. Further, the hat system incorporates a camouflage covering to camouflage such strategic hat bill cutouts. Even further, the hat system provides unique design elements provided by geometrically-shaped bill cutouts in combination with, or without, coverings.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA layered material for use as a reflective radiant barrier on objects such as hats, clothing, duffle bags, shade structure canopies, infant carrier canopy, and soft sided coolers. The invention has a planar backing having a back surface and a front surface; a planar radiant barrier material having a back surface and a front surface, the front surface of the planar radiant barrier comprising a reflective radiant barrier, the back surface of the planar radiant barrier material being coupled to the front surface of the planar backing and a mesh material having a plurality of substantially uniform openings, the mesh material disposed on the front surface of the planar radiant barrier material.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA garment, especially a sports garment, having a section which at least partially covers the body of a wearer, wherein the section has at least one venting element for allowing an air flow to flow from the outside of the garment through the section. into the inner of the garment for cooling a part of the body of the wearer. To improve the cooling during the movement of the wearer of the garment an actuating mechanism is arranged for opening and closing the venting element in dependence of the movement of a part of the body of the wearer during the use of the garment.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention disclosed herein provides a garment capable of providing a user with improved convenience and privacy. The invention includes a garment for concealing a hands-free oral delivery device with a fluid container and a pocket configured to hold the fluid container. The garment further includes a tube coupled to the fluid container for transporting a fluid, a channel formed within the garment to contain the tube, and a sheath for concealing the tube outside the garment. A method is provided for manufacturing a garment to conceal a hands-free oral delivery device that includes forming a pocket to contain a fluid container, forming a channel to contain a tube, and forming a hollow drawstring to conceal the tube. Various embodiments of the invention include a smoking device, a medicine dosage device, an inhaler, a pressurized gas canister for containing compressed gas, and a pouch for containing liquids for consumption.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA headband with one or more protective inserts. The inserts may be strategically positioned to provide protection for specific areas of a person's head that are most vulnerable to impact, depending on the sport or other activity. The inserts may be directly attached to the headband, or may be enclosed in pouches which are directly attached to the headband. The headband may be worn with or without additional headgear, and may be configured to cooperate with the additional headgear as to form, fit, and functionality.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn openable handwear article provides adjustable levels of insulation and exposure of a wearer's hand for cold-weather outdoors activities, and particularly fitness activities. The openable handwear allows a wearer to regulate the temperature and comfort of the wearer's hand and wrist during fitness activities. The openable handwear has one inner chamber shaped to hold a loosely closed hand or a loose fist, and overlapping layers on a palm side to quickly gain practically full use of the hand, optionally without using the other hand to pull back the fabric. Optionally, the overlapping layers form storage pockets to store personal items. The openable handwear can assume at least three or four different configurations to regulate heat, comfort, and usability of the wearer's hand, depending on the outdoor conditions and fitness activity. The configurations include a fully enclosed configuration, a partially opened configuration, and a fully retracted configuration.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA medical garment pant that provides limited but easy access to a patient's buttocks in a manner that offers both coverage and protection includes a garment pant having a crotch seam or backside panel; at least one selectively closable, elongated passageway that spans a longitudinal distance along the crotch seam or backside panel and is adapted for central alignment with a gluteal cleft and anal orifice; and a closure mechanism for selectively closing and opening the elongated passageway. The closure mechanism may include a first joinder and a second joinder that removably join sides of the elongated passageway by coming together at a central location between ends of the elongated passageway.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTArticles including protective gear for a variety of sports and activities provide protection from one or both of linear and angular forces that either directly or indirectly impact the gear when it is donned. The articles include at least two layers of material that provide multimodal energy dissipation to minimize the extent of transmission of impact forces to tissue.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA low drag garment has a plurality of zones including a first zone A, a second zone B and a third zone C, which are defined in relation to a forward direction of travel M of a person wearing the garment. The first zone A is located generally in an inner front region of the garment, the second zone B is located in an outer front region of the garment and the third zone C is located in a rear region of the garment. The garment is made from a fabric having a textured outer surface with a texture height H, wherein in first zone A the fabric has a mean texture height HA in the range 0-200 μm, in the second zone B the fabric has a mean texture height HB that is greater than HA and preferably in the range of 100-500 μm, and in the third zone C the fabric has a mean texture height He that is greater than HB and preferably greater than 200 μm.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA low drag garment is made from a fabric having a textured region with a texture height H, wherein the texture height H increases substantially continuously with the surface angle θ in said textured region. Optionally, the substantially continuous increase in texture height H comprises a plurality of incremental increases in texture height, and wherein each incremental increase in texture height is less than 200 μm.