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Title:
BELLY-COVERING UNDERWEAR
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Provided is a belly-covering underwear. The belly-covering underwear may include a front cover part, a binding part, and an upper elastic ring. The front cover part covers a belly of a human body. The binding part is coupled to the front cover part at both sides thereof to adhere the front cover part to the belly. The upper elastic ring may be formed of elastic material and is provided on a center of an upper portion of the front cover part.


Inventors:
Park, Soo Ik (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
13/101857
Publication Date:
12/08/2011
Filing Date:
05/05/2011
Assignee:
CODIKA CORP. (Seoul, KR)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41B9/00
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Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A belly-covering underwear comprising: a front cover part covering a belly of a human body; a binding part coupled to the front cover part at both sides thereof to adhere the front cover part to the belly; and an upper elastic ring formed of elastic material and provided on a center of an upper portion of the front cover part.

2. The belly-covering underwear of claim 1, further comprising a lower elastic ring formed of elastic material and provided on a lower portion of the front cover part.

3. The belly-covering underwear of claim 1, further comprising an elastic adhesion auxiliary part along an edge of the front cover part.

4. The belly-covering underwear of claim 2, further comprising an elastic adhesion auxiliary part along an edge of the front cover part.

5. The belly-covering underwear of claim 1, wherein the front cover part comprises a pocket.

6. The belly-covering underwear of claim 2, wherein the front cover part comprises a pocket.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This U.S. non-provisional patent application claims priority under 35 U.S.C. ยง119 of Korean Utility Model Application No. 20-2010-0005904, filed on Jun. 7, 2010, the entire contents of which are hereby incorporated by reference.

BACKGROUND

The present disclosure herein relates to a belly-covering underwear for covering a belly to keep the belly warm, and more particularly, to a belly-covering underwear that can tightly adhere to a belly without slipping down or folding down when a user wears the belly-covering underwear and an outer garment such as a shirt, by including a front cover part keeping the belly warm and an elastic ring coupled to the upper end of the front cover part and fixing the elastic ring to a button of the outer garment.

Generally, it has been known that keeping a human belly warm is helpful to digestion, evacuation, and sleep, and is beneficial to health.

However, since a user lives or sleeps without wearing an upper garment in hot summer, the user may undergo a stomach upset due to a longtime exposure of the belly. Even when a user wears an upper garment and works in an air-conditioned office for a long time, the user may catch cold or suffer from a stomach upset due to a sudden drop of body temperature. Also, during a change of season or winter, there are many cases where the health is damaged because the belly could not be kept warm.

A belly-cover for covering the belly is disclosed in Korean Utility Model No. 20-0349786. The belly-cover has been proposed to enhance wearing comfort in compliance with the shape of a user's body, and allow the belly-cover to be always at fixed state without movement of the belly-cover during wearing.

However, a typical belly cover is not sufficiently adhered to the belly, and thus needs to be improved for sufficient adhesion to the belly. Also, its performance needs to be improved to stay a front cover part on the belly without turning aside during wearing.

SUMMARY

The present disclosure provides a belly-covering underwear that can be conveniently worn, sufficiently adhered to the belly, and well located on the belly without turning aside during wearing.

Embodiments of the present invention may provide a belly-covering underwear including: a front cover part covering a belly of a human body; a binding part coupled to the front cover part at both sides thereof to adhere the front cover part to the belly; and an upper elastic ring formed of elastic material and provided on a center of an upper portion of the front cover part.

In some embodiments, the belly-covering underwear may further include a lower elastic ring formed of elastic material and provided on a lower portion of the front cover part.

In other embodiments, the belly-covering underwear may further include an elastic adhesion auxiliary part along an edge of the front cover part.

In still other embodiments, the front cover part may include a pocket.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings are included to provide a further understanding of the present invention, and are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification. The drawings illustrate exemplary embodiments of the present invention and, together with the description, serve to explain principles of the present invention. In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a belly-covering underwear according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a front view illustrating a belly-covering underwear according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a rear view illustrating a belly-covering underwear according to an embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 4 is a view illustrating a detachable part of a belly-covering underwear according to an embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS

Exemplary embodiments of the present invention will be described below in more detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. The present invention may, however, be embodied in different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein. Rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete, and will fully convey the scope of the present invention to those skilled in the art.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a belly-covering underwear according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a front view illustrating a belly-covering underwear according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 3 is a rear view illustrating a belly-covering underwear according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIGS. 1 through 3, a belly-covering underwear may include a front cover part 20 and a binding part 30. The front cover part 20 may cover a belly of a human body, and may be formed to incline in compliance with the shape of a human body. Also, the belly-covering underwear may further include an elastic adhesion auxiliary part 21 provided on the edge of the front cover part 20. The elastic adhesion auxiliary part 21 may be formed of elastic material, and may have a lace pattern to enhance aesthetic effect.

The binding part 30 may be coupled to both right and left ends of the front cover part 20. The binding part 30 may be wound around a user to adhere and fix the front cover part 20 to the belly of the user. The binding part 30 may include fixing parts 31 fixed to both ends of the belly-covering underwear, respectively, and a detachable part 32 that is detachable from the fixing parts 31.

FIG. 4 is a view illustrating the detachable part 32 of the belly-covering underwear according to an embodiment of the present invention. Each of the fixing parts 31 may be loop-shaped and is formed of elastic material. The fixing parts 31 may be fixed to the right and left ends of the front cover part 20, respectively.

The detachable part 32 may also be formed of elastic material. The detachable part 32 may include a coupling member 32a having a hook to which one of the fixing parts 31 is fitted, and a length control member 32b for adjusting the length thereof. While it is illustrated that the fixing parts 31 are provided on both ends of the belly-covering underwear in the drawings, the fixing part 31 may alternatively be provided only on one end of the belly-covering underwear. In such case, the corresponding one end of the detachable part 32 may include a coupling member 32a having a hook to which the fixing part 31 is fitted, and the other end of the detachable part 32 may be permanently fixed to the front cover part 20.

The length control member 32b may include any kind of typical means that can adjust the length of a string or a cord.

On the other hand, an upper elastic ring 41 may be coupled to the upper end of the front cover part 20, and a lower elastic ring 42 may be coupled to the lower end of the front cover part 20.

When a user wears the belly-covering underwear, the upper elastic ring 41 may be fitted to a button on an outer garment such as a shirt to prevent the front cover part 20 from slipping down or folding down.

When a woman wears the belly-covering underwear, the upper elastic ring 41 may be fitted to a button that is prepared on a brassiere, allowing the front cover part 20 to adhere to the belly even when the woman wears an outer garment without a button.

The lower elastic ring 42 may be coupled to a button of men's underwear to allow the front cover part 20 to spread downward and sufficiently cover the lower part of the belly. In recent years, since many men's underwear includes buttons, wearing of the belly-covering underwear together with such men's underwear may enhance the adhesion to the belly and prevent the front cover part 20 from folding around in clothes.

The front cover part 20 may include a pocket 22 on the front side thereof. The pocket 22 may be formed by attaching a separate cloth to the front side of the front cover part 20 that is formed of single cloth. The pocket 22 may also be formed by sewing a portion of the front cover part 20 including lining and shell.

On the other hand, various medical or cosmetic packs such as hot packs or medical plant packs may be put into the pocket. In this case, the pocket 22 may be opened upward, or may be opened or closed by a fastener such as zipper.

In the present embodiment, a heater may be mounted in the front cover part 20. The heater may include a small-sized heating mat, but embodiments are not limited thereto. For example, the heater may include any type of unit capable of emitting heat using power sources such as small-sized dry cells or rechargeable batteries. Accordingly, a power supply unit for operating the heater may be a small-sized dry cell or a rechargeable battery.

Also, the belly-covering underwear according to the present invention may help mineral matters beneficial to health to be in contact with the belly to concentrate energy on the lower abdomen, and may enhance a heat-preserving effect by adding a piece of leather.

On the other hand, the front cover part 20 may be combined with heat-preserving, heat-generating, and energy-generating materials using natural or far infrared functional fibers.

Hereinafter, a process of wearing the belly-covering underwear will be described in detail.

A user may fit one of the fixing parts 31 to a corresponding coupling member 32a on one end of the detachable part 32, and then may locate the front cover part 20 on the belly. Then, the user may wind the detachable part 32 around his/her waist to fit the remaining fixing part 31 to the coupling member 32a on the other end of the detachable part 32.

Then, the user wears an outer garment and fits the elastic ring 41 to a button of the outer garment. Thus, an upper portion of the front cover part 20 may be maintained flat to adhere to the belly.

In case of women, a button may be sewed on the center of a brassier to allow the upper elastic ring 41 to be fitted thereto.

On the other hand, when a man wears underwear with a button, the lower elastic ring 42 may be fitted to the button to allow a lower portion of the front cover part 20 to be always spread out.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, the front cover part can be sufficiently adhered to the belly, and can be located on the belly without being turned aside or folded up and down.

Also, a belly-covering underwear that is conveniently worn and separately washed can be provided.

The above-disclosed subject matter is to be considered illustrative and not restrictive, and the appended claims are intended to cover all such modifications, enhancements, and other embodiments, which fall within the true spirit and scope of the present invention. Thus, to the maximum extent allowed by law, the scope of the present invention is to be determined by the broadest permissible interpretation of the following claims and their equivalents, and shall not be restricted or limited by the foregoing detailed description.





 
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