Title:
Wire frame to support bathing suit bottom, athletic supporter, female undergarment or other garment held to the body by spring pressure
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A wire frame supportive bathing suit bottom, athletic supporter, female undergarment or other garment held to the body by spring pressure.



Inventors:
Sudarsky, Peter (New York, NY, US)
Application Number:
11/974181
Publication Date:
06/12/2008
Filing Date:
10/10/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/69, 2/302, 2/336, 450/94
International Classes:
A41D7/00; A41C1/00; A41D1/00; A41F19/00
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Primary Examiner:
HALE, GLORIA M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Peter Sudarsky (111 West 94th Street, Suite 2F, New York, NY, 10025, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A spring frame for a sideless garment which exerts lateral pressure against the inside of the legs at the crotch so that the sides of the garment press against the crevices at the inside of the legs, thereby contributing to securing the garment to the body.

2. A sideless garment, undergarment or bathing suit bottom held in part to the body by the tangential elastic or spring force exerted laterally against the inside of the legs at the crotch; a frame for a sideless undergarment or bikini bathing suit bottom in a compressed or overlapping form which, when pulled apart at the front and back and also squeezed together at the bottom is placed upon the body, taking the shape of the body and exerting close to equal pressure against the front and back of the body and against inside of the legs so that the frame grips the body along its entire perimeter.

3. A frame for a sideless undergarment or bikini bottom in a compressed or overlapping form which when pulled apart at the front and back of the frame and placed onto the body takes the shape of the body and exerts even pressure against the front and back of the body to provide a glove-like fit.

4. As in claim 2 whereas said spring force is also in the form of a clock spring to secure said garment onto the front and the back of said body.

Description:

CLAIM OF PRIORITY

This patent application claims priority from provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/850,371, filed on Oct. 10, 2006.

SUMMARY

A wire frame supportive bathing suit bottom, athletic supporter, female undergarment or other garment held to the body by spring pressure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 is a bottom view of a side-less garment.

FIG. 2 is an angled side view of a side-less garment.

FIG. 3 is a side view of a side-less garment.

FIG. 4 is a frontal view of a person wearing side-less garment.

FIG. 5 is a back view of a person wearing side-less garment.

FIG. 6 is a side view of a person wearing side-less garment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The present invention relates to improvements in a spring wire frame on which is sewn a side-less garment such as a bikini bathing suit bottom, a side-less undergarment, an athletic supporter or other garment held to the body not by a belt around the waist but by spring pressure. Previous efforts to manufacture and sell such garments have relied upon spring pressure exerted upon the front and back of the body by wire approximately 0.125 in diameter or greater. Such garments lack flexibility and are uncomfortable and do not stay in place when the wearer is swimming, surfing or exercising. The spring frame pictured in FIGS. 1 and 2 exerts pressure against the inside of the legs tangentially where the legs meet the body laterally from the crotch (at points B and C). To put on the garment, it is necessary both to open it by separating points A and D at the front and back and to squeeze it together at points B and C so that the garment will fit between the legs. The sides of the garment at points B and C push outward into the crevice which exists on all bodies at this area where the legs meet the torso, thereby locking the garment to the body. In the preferred embodiment, this frame is stainless steel 302 aircraft-spring quality stainless in a diameter of 0.060 to 0.110 or other suitable corrosion resistant material which maybe 40 to 60 inch lengths. Further the frame maybe constructed from any elastic polymer or metal. Additionally, metals or plastics with elastic memory maybe utilized. The garment is pulled onto the frame like a sock and fastened in place. Because the garment is held to the body by both the pressure against the front and back and the exterior lateral pressure at the crotch which squeezes the garment into the aforementioned crevice, the wire used to make the frame can be as small as 0.060, which provides increased flexibility and comfort and allows the wearer to engage in a variety of athletic activities. FIG. 1 is a front view of the device. The line at point A falls across the body at or below the belly button. The line at D fits against the back at or below the waist. The wearer must squeeze the garment at points B and C together to fit the garment to the body. FIG. 2 is a side view.

The use of a tiny diameter wire of approximately 1/16 diameter or other flexible material permits the garment to move with the body when the wearer walks, runs or swims and still remain safely affixed to the body.

As shown in FIG. 3 the side view of the clock spring configuration. The alternative embodiment allows the garment to be secure to the front and back of a person body. This method of securement may be utilized alone or in conjunction with the side method between the legs. The use of the clock spring is to ensure a good grip onto the body by the garment without having to utilize a spring which may hinder comfort. A person may need to unfold the garment a bit prior to actually wear said garment. Additionally the methods of securement mentioned will not be unduly uncomfortable for the person wearing said garment.

While the above invention has been described with reference to certain preferred embodiments, the scope of the present invention is not limited to these embodiments. One skilled in the art may find variations of these preferred embodiments which, nevertheless, fall within the spirit of the present invention, whose scope is defined by the claims set forth below.





 
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