Title:
Perspiration Garment
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A perspiration garment comprises a top portion being configured for covering an upper portion of a user's body and for being adorned beneath exterior garments. The top portion comprises a non-breathable material being configured for covering a portion of the user's arms and torso for inducing perspiration. A bottom portion is configured for covering a lower portion of a user's body and for being adorned beneath exterior garments. The lower portion comprises a non-breathable material being configured for covering a portion of the user's legs for inducing perspiration, in which the top portion and the bottom portion are disposable and biodegradable.



Inventors:
Torres, Richard (Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US)
Application Number:
13/672639
Publication Date:
05/08/2014
Filing Date:
11/08/2012
Assignee:
TORRES RICHARD
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41D13/00
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Foreign References:
CA2209031A11999-01-15
Primary Examiner:
QUINN, RICHALE LEE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Chhabra Law Firm, PC (NPA) (100 Pine St. Suite 1250 San Francisco CA 94111)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A perspiration garment comprising: a top portion being configured for covering an upper portion of a user's body and for being adorned beneath exterior garments, said top portion comprising a non-breathable material being configured for covering a portion of the user's arms and torso for inducing perspiration; and a bottom portion being configured for covering a lower portion of a user's body and for being adorned beneath exterior garments, said lower portion comprising a non-breathable material being configured for covering a portion of the user's legs for inducing perspiration, in which said top portion and said bottom portion are disposable and biodegradable.

2. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 1, further comprising expansion portions being configured to be operable for stretching in arm pit areas.

3. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 2, in which said expansion portions comprise an accordion design.

4. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 1, further comprising at least one perspiration release device being configured to be operable for dispersing perspiration from said top portion, said perspiration release device being disposed on a distal end of an arm covering portion.

5. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 1, further comprising at least one perspiration release device being configured to be operable for dispersing perspiration from said bottom portion, said perspiration release device being disposed on a distal end of a leg covering portion.

6. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 1, further comprising a mock collar being configured to be operable for inducing perspiration in a neck area.

7. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 6, in which said mock collar is further configured to be operable for channeling perspiration away from the neck area.

8. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 1, further comprising at least one fastener for joining said top portion to said bottom portion.

9. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 1, further comprising an emergency release devices being configured to be operable for removing the perspiration garment from the user.

10. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 1, further comprising an upper portion cover being configured to be operable for covering a head area.

11. A perspiration garment comprising: means being configured for covering an upper portion of a user's body, for inducing perspiration and for being adorned beneath exterior garments; and means being configured for covering a lower portion of a user's body, for inducing perspiration and for being adorned beneath exterior garments, said upper covering means and said lower covering means being further configured for disposing and biodegrading.

12. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 11, further comprising means being configured to be operable for stretching in arm pit areas.

13. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 11, further comprising means being configured to be operable for dispersing perspiration from said upper covering means.

14. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 11, further comprising means being configured to be operable for dispersing perspiration from said lower covering means.

15. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 11, further comprising means being configured to be operable for inducing perspiration in a neck area.

16. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 11, further comprising means for joining said upper covering means to said lower covering means.

17. The perspiration garment as recited in claim 11, further comprising means being configured to be operable for removing the perspiration garment from the user.

18. A perspiration garment comprising: a top portion being configured for covering an upper portion of a user's body and for being adorned beneath exterior garments, said top portion comprising a non-breathable material being configured for covering a portion of the user's arms and torso for inducing perspiration; expansion portions being configured to be operable for stretching in arm pit areas, said expansion portions comprising an accordion design; at least one perspiration release device being configured to be operable for dispersing perspiration from said top portion, said perspiration release device being disposed on a distal end of an arm covering portion; a mock collar being configured to be operable for inducing perspiration in a neck area and for channeling perspiration away from the neck area; an emergency release device being configured to be operable for removing said top portion from the user; a bottom portion being configured for covering a lower portion of a user's body and for being adorned beneath exterior garments, said lower portion comprising a non-breathable material being configured for covering a portion of the user's legs for inducing perspiration; at least one perspiration release device being configured to be operable for dispersing perspiration from said bottom portion, said perspiration release device being disposed on a distal end of a leg covering portion; an emergency release device being configured to be operable for removing bottom portion from the user; at least one fastener being configured to be operable for joining said top portion to said bottom portion, in which said top portion and said bottom portion are disposable and biodegradable; and an upper portion cover being configured to be operable for covering a head area.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present Utility patent application claims priority benefit of the U.S. provisional application for patent Ser. No. 61/560,676 entitled “Simple Sweat: a disposable, lightweight plastic “sweat suit” designed to be worn beneath one's everyday clothing, and to generate heat, perspiration, and increased burning of calories in the course of ordinary, daily activity”, filed on 16 Nov. 2011, under 35 U.S.C. 119(e). The contents of this related provisional application are incorporated herein by reference for all purposes to the extent that such subject matter is not inconsistent herewith or limiting hereof.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not applicable.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE

A portion of the disclosure of this patent document contains material that is subject to copyright protection. The copyright owner has no objection to the facsimile reproduction by anyone of the patent document or patent disclosure as it appears in the Patent and Trademark Office, patent file or records, but otherwise reserves all copyright rights whatsoever.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

One or more embodiments of the invention generally relate to exercise garments. More particularly, one or more embodiments of the invention relate to disposable exercise garments.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The following background information may present examples of specific aspects of the prior art (e.g., without limitation, approaches, facts, or common wisdom) that, while expected to be helpful to further educate the reader as to additional aspects of the prior art, is not to be construed as limiting the present invention, or any embodiments thereof, to anything stated or implied therein or inferred thereupon.

The following is an example of a specific aspect in the prior art that, while expected to be helpful to further educate the reader as to additional aspects of the prior art, is not to be construed as limiting the present invention, or any embodiments thereof, to anything stated or implied therein or inferred thereupon. By way of educational background, another aspect of the prior art generally useful to be aware of is that a sauna suit is a garment made from waterproof fabric designed to make the wearer sweat profusely. A sauna suit is typically fabricated from rubber, rubberized cloth, polyester, or synthetics.

Typically, a sauna suit is commonly worn during physical exercise as an aid to weight loss. The body temperature elevation and the profuse sweating induced by wearing the sauna suit may cause a rapid loss in body weight by loss of water.

One can expect that the repetitive use of the sauna suit may result in wear and tear. Washing the sweat that accumulates on the sauna suit is typically necessary to avoid bacteria and odors.

In view of the foregoing, it is clear that these traditional techniques are not perfect and leave room for more optimal approaches.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention is illustrated by way of example, and not by way of limitation, in the figures of the accompanying drawings and in which like reference numerals refer to similar elements and in which:

FIG. 1 illustrates a detailed perspective view of an exemplary perspiration garment, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 illustrates a top view of exemplary components of an exemplary perspiration garment, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 illustrates a detailed perspective view of an exemplary shortened perspiration garment, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 4 illustrates a detailed perspective view of an exemplary perspiration garment joined with an exemplary upper portion cover, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Unless otherwise indicated illustrations in the figures are not necessarily drawn to scale.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF SOME EMBODIMENTS

Embodiments of the present invention are best understood by reference to the detailed figures and description set forth herein.

Embodiments of the invention are discussed below with reference to the Figures. However, those skilled in the art will readily appreciate that the detailed description given herein with respect to these figures is for explanatory purposes as the invention extends beyond these limited embodiments. For example, it should be appreciated that those skilled in the art will, in light of the teachings of the present invention, recognize a multiplicity of alternate and suitable approaches, depending upon the needs of the particular application, to implement the functionality of any given detail described herein, beyond the particular implementation choices in the following embodiments described and shown. That is, there are numerous modifications and variations of the invention that are too numerous to be listed but that all fit within the scope of the invention. Also, singular words should be read as plural and vice versa and masculine as feminine and vice versa, where appropriate, and alternative embodiments do not necessarily imply that the two are mutually exclusive.

It is to be further understood that the present invention is not limited to the particular methodology, compounds, materials, manufacturing techniques, uses, and applications, described herein, as these may vary. It is also to be understood that the terminology used herein is used for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only, and is not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. It must be noted that as used herein and in the appended claims, the singular forms “a,” “an,” and “the” include the plural reference unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Thus, for example, a reference to “an element” is a reference to one or more elements and includes equivalents thereof known to those skilled in the art. Similarly, for another example, a reference to “a step” or “a means” is a reference to one or more steps or means and may include sub-steps and subservient means. All conjunctions used are to be understood in the most inclusive sense possible. Thus, the word “or” should be understood as having the definition of a logical “or” rather than that of a logical “exclusive or” unless the context clearly necessitates otherwise. Structures described herein are to be understood also to refer to functional equivalents of such structures. Language that may be construed to express approximation should be so understood unless the context clearly dictates otherwise.

Unless defined otherwise, all technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meanings as commonly understood by one of ordinary skill in the art to which this invention belongs. Preferred methods, techniques, devices, and materials are described, although any methods, techniques, devices, or materials similar or equivalent to those described herein may be used in the practice or testing of the present invention. Structures described herein are to be understood also to refer to functional equivalents of such structures. The present invention will now be described in detail with reference to embodiments thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

From reading the present disclosure, other variations and modifications will be apparent to persons skilled in the art. Such variations and modifications may involve equivalent and other features which are already known in the art, and which may be used instead of or in addition to features already described herein.

Although Claims have been formulated in this application to particular combinations of features, it should be understood that the scope of the disclosure of the present invention also includes any novel feature or any novel combination of features disclosed herein either explicitly or implicitly or any generalization thereof, whether or not it relates to the same invention as presently claimed in any Claim and whether or not it mitigates any or all of the same technical problems as does the present invention.

Features which are described in the context of separate embodiments may also be provided in combination in a single embodiment. Conversely, various features which are, for brevity, described in the context of a single embodiment, may also be provided separately or in any suitable subcombination. The Applicants hereby give notice that new Claims may be formulated to such features and/or combinations of such features during the prosecution of the present application or of any further application derived therefrom.

References to “one embodiment,” “an embodiment,” “example embodiment,” “various embodiments,” etc., may indicate that the embodiment(s) of the invention so described may include a particular feature, structure, or characteristic, but not every embodiment necessarily includes the particular feature, structure, or characteristic. Further, repeated use of the phrase “in one embodiment,” or “in an exemplary embodiment,” do not necessarily refer to the same embodiment, although they may.

As is well known to those skilled in the art many careful considerations and compromises typically must be made when designing for the optimal manufacture of a commercial implementation any system, and in particular, the embodiments of the present invention. A commercial implementation in accordance with the spirit and teachings of the present invention may configured according to the needs of the particular application, whereby any aspect(s), feature(s), function(s), result(s), component(s), approach(es), or step(s) of the teachings related to any described embodiment of the present invention may be suitably omitted, included, adapted, mixed and matched, or improved and/or optimized by those skilled in the art, using their average skills and known techniques, to achieve the desired implementation that addresses the needs of the particular application.

Those skilled in the art will readily recognize, in light of and in accordance with the teachings of the present invention, that any of the foregoing steps may be suitably replaced, reordered, removed and additional steps may be inserted depending upon the needs of the particular application. Moreover, the prescribed method steps of the foregoing embodiments may be implemented using any physical and/or hardware system that those skilled in the art will readily know is suitable in light of the foregoing teachings. For any method steps described in the present application that can be carried out on a computing machine, a typical computer system can, when appropriately configured or designed, serve as a computer system in which those aspects of the invention may be embodied. Thus, the present invention is not limited to any particular tangible means of implementation.

The present invention will now be described in detail with reference to embodiments thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

There are various types of perspiration garments that may be provided by preferred embodiments of the present invention. In one embodiment of the present invention, the perspiration garment may provide a disposable, lightweight, vented garment for generating heat, inducing perspiration, and burning calories in the course of daily activity. The perspiration garment may include a top portion configured to be operable to cover a top area of a body. The perspiration garment may further include a bottom portion configured to be operable to cover a top area of a body. However in one embodiment, the top portion and the bottom portion may join to form a unitary perspiration garment. In some embodiments, the perspiration garment may be adorned beneath outer garments that are typically worn on an everyday basis. The perspiration garment may include various components for efficient removal of the garment and comfortable adornment and physical movement. In some embodiments, the perspiration garment may be disposable, biodegradable, and ecofriendly. In this manner, a user may minimize contact with bacteria and odors on the perspiration garment by exchanging the perspiration garment after a minimal amount of uses.

In one embodiment of the present invention, the perspiration garment may include numerous components for efficient removal of the garment and comfortable adornment and physical movement. A mock collar may provide an aesthetic component to the perspiration garment. The mock collar may extend beyond the outer garments that overlay the perspiration garment. Those skilled in the art, in light of the present teachings will recognize that the perspiration garment may be adorned underneath daily garments. The mock collar may further provide a stretchable collar that may be configured to be operable to cause a neck area to perspire. In some embodiments, the perspiration garment may include an expansion portion. The expansion portion may create a more comfortable fit for the perspiration garment by stretching under an arm pit area. In one embodiment, the expansion portion may include an accordion design that is configured to be operable to allow a pair of arms to raise and lower comfortably, as the perspiration garment stretches.

In one embodiment of the present invention, the perspiration garment may include at least one perspiration release portion. Each perspiration release portion may detach from the perspiration garment so that perspiration disperses from the proximity of the user. In some embodiments, the perspiration release portion may position on the extreme edges of the arm and leg area of the perspiration garment. In some embodiments, the perspiration release portion may include a pair of elastic cuffs. The elastic cuffs may be utilized to provide a custom tailored fit for various sizes of wrists. Similar to the stretchable collar, the elastic cuffs may be configured to be operable to cause a wrist area to perspire. In one embodiment, the perspiration garment may include at least one fastener for securing the top portion with the bottom portion of the perspiration garment. The at least one fastener may also securely join the perspiration garment with the outer garments. In some embodiments, the perspiration garment may include an emergency release portion for quickly removing the perspiration garment. Those skilled in the art, in light of the present teachings will recognize that the perspiration garment may induce an excessive amount of heat and perspiration within the confines of the perspiration garment. The heat and perspiration may cause health risks to the user. Therefore, a fast and efficient component to remove the perspiration garment may be necessary.

FIG. 1 illustrates a detailed perspective view of an exemplary perspiration garment, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. In the present embodiment, the perspiration garment 100 may provide a disposable, lightweight, vented garment for generating heat, inducing perspiration, and burning calories in the course of daily activity. The disposable nature of the perspiration garment may enhance the portability and storage options for the perspiration garment. In this manner, a user may minimize contact with bacteria and odors on the perspiration garment by exchanging the perspiration garment after a minimal amount of uses. Suitable materials for fabricating the perspiration garment may include, without limitation, low density polyethylene, plastic, rubber, polyvinyl chloride, polyester, non-breathable fabrics, and synthetic fabrics. In one embodiment, the low density polyethylene material may be 0.003 millimeters thick. However, in other embodiments, the thickness may vary depending on the location of the material. For example, without limitation, a knee area of the perspiration garment may be thicker than a collar area, due to the additional stretching of fabric in the knee area. The perspiration garment may include a top portion 102 configured to be operable to cover a top area of a body. The perspiration garment may further include a bottom portion 104 configured to be operable to cover a top area of a body. However in one embodiment, the top portion and the bottom portion may join to form a unitary perspiration garment.

In one embodiment of the present invention, the perspiration garment may be adorned beneath outer garments that are typically worn on an everyday basis. In this manner, a user may utilize the perspiration garment while performing non-athletic activities, including, without limitation, office work, house work, watching television, prayer, and exercise. However, in some embodiments, the perspiration garment may be utilized while exercising, with or without the outer garment. In some embodiments, the perspiration garment may be disposable, biodegradable, and ecofriendly. The perspiration garment may include various components for efficient removal of the garment and comfortable adornment and non-athletic physical activities.

In one embodiment of the present invention, a mock collar 106 may provide an aesthetic component to the perspiration garment. The mock collar may extend beyond the outer garments that overlay the perspiration garment. Those skilled in the art, in light of the present teachings will recognize that the perspiration garment may be adorned underneath daily garments. The mock collar may further provide a stretchable collar that is configured to be operable to cause a neck area to perspire. The mock collar may include an accordion design to allow for enhanced stretching. A plurality of ridges in the mock collar may allow perspiration to channel away from the neck area. In some embodiments, the perspiration garment may include an expansion portion 108 for allowing the perspiration garment to stretch. The expansion portion may create a more comfortable fit for the perspiration garment by stretching under an arm pit area. In one embodiment, the expansion portion may include an accordion design that is configured to be operable to allow a pair of arms to raise and lower comfortably, as the perspiration garment stretches. However, in other embodiments, the expansion portion may position in various area of the body that extend and contract, including, without limitation, a crotch area, a knee area, and an elbow area.

In one embodiment of the present invention, the perspiration garment may include at least one perspiration release portion 110. Each perspiration release portion may detach from the perspiration garment so that perspiration disperses from the proximity of the user. In some embodiments, the perspiration release portion may include a pair of elastic cuffs. The elastic cuffs may be utilized to provide a custom tailored fit for various sizes of wrists. Similar to the stretchable collar, the elastic cuffs may be configured to be operable to cause a wrist area to perspire. However, in other embodiments, the perspiration release portion may include vents that do not detach from the perspiration garment. In some embodiments, the perspiration release portion may position on the extreme edges of the arm and leg area of the perspiration garment. In one embodiment, the perspiration garment may include at least one fastener 112 for securing the top portion with the bottom portion of the perspiration garment. The at least one fastener may also securely join the perspiration garment with the outer garments. The at least one fastener may include, without limitation, string, Velcro, buttons, and hooks. In some embodiments, the perspiration garment may include an emergency release portion 114 for quickly removing the perspiration garment. The emergency release portion may allow the entire perspiration garment to disengage from the user. However, in another embodiment, the emergency release portion may allow only the top portion or the bottom portion of the perspiration garment to disengage from the user. The emergency release portion provides a heat safety function to prevent overheating. Those skilled in the art, in light of the present teachings will recognize that the perspiration garment may induce an excessive amount of heat and perspiration within the confines of the perspiration garment that often result in a large loss of water and overheating for the user. The lack of water in the body, combined with the heat inside the perspiration garment may cause health risks to the user. Therefore, a fast and efficient component to remove the perspiration garment may be necessary.

FIG. 2 illustrates a top view of exemplary components of an exemplary perspiration garment, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. In the present embodiment, each component may create a synergy between each other component to provide an effective garment. For example, without limitation, the perspiration release portion may release sweat. However, if a user still overheats despite the release of sweat, the emergency release portion may be utilized to provide relief.

FIG. 3 illustrates a detailed perspective view of an exemplary shortened perspiration garment, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. In the present embodiment, the perspiration garment may include the top portion with a shortened arm area. In some embodiments, the bottom portion may include a shortened leg area. In this manner the perspiration garment may be configured to be operable to fit over various areas of a body. In one alternative embodiment, the perspiration garment may cover only the belly area for causing the belly to perspire, and thereby lose fat.

FIG. 4 illustrates a detailed perspective view of an exemplary perspiration garment joined with an exemplary upper portion cover, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. In the present embodiment, an upper portion cover 116 may be configured to be operable to cover a head area of a user. The upper portion cover may include, without limitation, a hoodie, a hat, a scarf, and a cap. In some embodiments, the upper portion cover may join with the perspiration garment. In yet another embodiment, the upper portion cover may detach from the perspiration garment. Those skilled in the art, in light of the present teachings, will recognize that heat escapes from the head area, and that covering the head area may help reduce the loss of heat from the body. In this manner, the perspiration garment's purpose of forcing the body to perspire may be enhanced.

All the features or embodiment components disclosed in this specification, including any accompanying abstract and drawings, unless expressly stated otherwise, may be replaced by alternative features or components serving the same, equivalent or similar purpose as known by those skilled in the art to achieve the same, equivalent, suitable, or similar results by such alternative feature(s) or component(s) providing a similar function by virtue of their having known suitable properties for the intended purpose. Thus, unless expressly stated otherwise, each feature disclosed is one example only of a generic series of equivalent, or suitable, or similar features known or knowable to those skilled in the art without requiring undue experimentation.

Having fully described at least one embodiment of the present invention, other equivalent or alternative methods of implementing disposable exercise garments that generate perspiration for weight loss according to the present invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art. Various aspects of the invention have been described above by way of illustration, and the specific embodiments disclosed are not intended to limit the invention to the particular forms disclosed. The particular implementation of the disposable exercise garments that generate perspiration for weight loss may vary depending upon the particular context or application. By way of example, and not limitation, the disposable exercise garments that generate perspiration for weight loss described in the foregoing were principally directed to the disposable sauna suit implementations; however, similar techniques may instead be applied to cooking materials designed to cause meat to sweat under extreme heat, which implementations of the present invention are contemplated as within the scope of the present invention. The invention is thus to cover all modifications, equivalents, and alternatives falling within the spirit and scope of the following claims. It is to be further understood that not all of the disclosed embodiments in the foregoing specification will necessarily satisfy or achieve each of the objects, advantages, or improvements described in the foregoing specification.

Claim elements and steps herein may have been numbered and/or lettered solely as an aid in readability and understanding. Any such numbering and lettering in itself is not intended to and should not be taken to indicate the ordering of elements and/or steps in the claims.