Title:
Fitness wear
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A fitness wear includes a body fitting having an inner PVC layer and an outer polymeric layer overlapped thereon to form a non-porous fitting garment. The fitting garment of the body fitting is adapted for covering on a part of the body of the wearer to trap the heat therefrom between the wearer's body and the fitting garment so as to prevent heat loss to the surroundings.



Inventors:
Liu, Xiaoxia (San Gabriel, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/746733
Publication Date:
10/07/2004
Filing Date:
12/29/2003
Assignee:
LIU XIAOXIA
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41D13/00; A41D13/02; (IPC1-7): A41B1/00
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Primary Examiner:
HOEY, ALISSA L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DAVID AND RAYMOND PATENT FIRM (MONTEREY PARK, CA, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A fitness wear, comprising a body fitting having an inner PVC layer and an outer polymeric layer overlapped thereon to form a non-porous fitting garment, wherein said fitting garment of said body fitting is adapted for covering on a part of a body of said wearer to trap heat therefrom between said wearer's body and said fitting garment so as to prevent heat loss to surroundings.

2. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 1, wherein said outer polymeric layer is made of nylon and spandex.

3. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 2, wherein said nylon and said spandex are constructed to form said outer polymeric layer in a ration of 4:1 by weight.

4. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 1, wherein said outer polymeric layer is made of polyester and spandex.

5. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 2, wherein said polyester and said spandex are constructed to form said outer polymeric layer in a ration of 43:7 by weight.

6. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 1, wherein said outer polymeric layer is coated on said inner PVC layer to form said fitting garment.

7. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 3, wherein said outer polymeric layer is coated on said inner PVC layer to form said fitting garment.

8. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 5, wherein said outer polymeric layer is coated on said inner PVC layer to form said fitting garment.

9. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 1, wherein said body fitting, which is shaped and sized larger than a size of said wearer, defines an air chamber within said fitting body with respect to said body of said wearer, wherein said body fitting further comprises a plurality of tighteners formed at openings of said body fitting for sealing said air within said air chamber.

10. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 2, wherein said body fitting, which is shaped and sized larger than a size of said wearer, defines an air chamber within said fitting body with respect to said body of said wearer, wherein said body fitting further comprises a plurality of tighteners formed at openings of said body fitting for sealing said air within said air chamber.

11. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 3, wherein said body fitting, which is shaped and sized larger than a size of said wearer, defines an air chamber within said fitting body with respect to said body of said wearer, wherein said body fitting further comprises a plurality of tighteners formed at openings of said body fitting for sealing said air within said air chamber.

12. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 9, wherein said body fitting comprises a top body fitting, which is made of said fitting garment, has a front upper torso portion and a back upper torso portion to form an upper elastic opening and a lower elastic opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said upper and lower elastic openings for respectively wrapping said upper and lower elastic openings around said upper body portion and a waist of said wearer.

13. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 10, wherein said body fitting comprises a top body fitting, which is made of said fitting garment, has a front upper torso portion and a back upper torso portion to form an upper elastic opening and a lower elastic opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said upper and lower elastic openings for respectively wrapping said upper and lower elastic openings around said upper body portion and a waist of said wearer.

14. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 11, wherein said body fitting comprises a top body fitting, which is made of said fitting garment, has a front upper torso portion and a back upper torso portion to form an upper elastic opening and a lower elastic opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said upper and lower elastic openings for respectively wrapping said upper and lower elastic openings around said upper body portion and a waist of said wearer.

15. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 9, wherein said body fitting comprises a lower body fitting, which is made of said fitting garment, has a lower torso portion and a pair of paint legs to form two elastic foot opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said elastic foot openings for respectively wrapping said elastic foot openings around ankle areas of said wearer.

16. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 10, wherein said body fitting comprises a lower body fitting, which is made of said fitting garment, has a lower torso portion and a pair of paint legs to form two elastic foot opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said elastic foot openings for respectively wrapping said elastic foot openings around ankle areas of said wearer.

17. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 11, wherein said body fitting comprises a lower body fitting, which is made of said fitting garment, has a lower torso 10 portion and a pair of paint legs to form two elastic foot opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said elastic foot openings for respectively wrapping said elastic foot openings around ankle areas of said wearer.

18. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 9, wherein said body fitting comprises a top body fitting having an upper elastic opening and a lower elastic opening, and a lower body fitting having a lower torso portion extended from said lower elastic opening and a pair of paint legs to form two elastic foot opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said upper elastic opening, said lower elastic opening, and said elastic foot openings for respectively wrapping said upper elastic opening around said upper body portion, said elastic opening around a waist of said wearer, and said elastic foot openings around ankle areas of said wearer.

19. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 10, wherein said body fitting comprises a top body fitting having an upper elastic opening and a lower elastic opening, and a lower body fitting having a lower torso portion extended from said lower elastic opening and a pair of paint legs to form two elastic foot opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said upper elastic opening, said lower elastic opening, and said elastic foot openings for respectively wrapping said upper elastic opening around said upper body portion, said elastic opening around a waist of said wearer, and said elastic foot openings around ankle areas of said wearer.

20. The fitness wear, as recited in claim 11, wherein said body fitting comprises a top body fitting having an upper elastic opening and a lower elastic opening, and a lower body fitting having a lower torso portion extended from said lower elastic opening and a pair of paint legs to form two elastic foot opening, wherein said tighteners are respectively provided at said upper elastic opening, said lower elastic opening, and said elastic foot openings for respectively wrapping said upper elastic opening around said upper body portion, said elastic opening around a waist of said wearer, and said elastic foot openings around ankle areas of said wearer.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE OF RELATED APPLICATION

[0001] This is a regular application of a provisional application having an application No. 60/460,192 and a filing date of Apr. 04, 2003.

BACKGROUND OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

[0002] 1. Field of Invention

[0003] The present invention relates to a fitness wear, and more particularly to a fitness wear worn during exercising which enhances the effect of exercising by insulating a user from the surroundings so that heat generated by the user through exercising is kept between the user and the wear so as to promote perspiration and help speeding up weight loss, and at the same time, allows air to be trapped between the user and the wear so that the skin of the user can breathe, wherein said fitness wear is comprised of a special polymeric means.

[0004] 2. Description of Related Arts

[0005] Nowadays, people mainly exercise for a few reasons: staying healthy, keeping figure and loosing weight. However, people who wish to keep their figures and loose weight seldom have satisfactory results. First of all, very few people can actually loose weight through exercising. Of the few who managed to loose weight probably have shared the same experience of finding it harder to loose excess fat on parts of the body where they really desire than parts they don't.

[0006] A lot of products are developed to help people achieving the goals of loosing weight or slimming desired parts of the body. Examples of such products are rubbing creams and gels, and adhesive pads for applying on to areas where slimming is desired. These products usually claim that they can be absorbed by the body and can dissolve the fat underneath the skin. Many of these creams, gels and pads, however, are expensive and found to have minimal effect. Another draw back of those products is that they may contain substances that are harmful to the human body and can cause problems such as clotting of pores, development of skin acne and skin rashes.

[0007] The present invention is therefore developed to provide a natural, safe, yet effective method to maximize the effect of exercising and to provide the choice of enhancing the effect of exercising on particular areas according to the desire of the user.

SUMMARY OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

[0008] A main object of the present invention is to provide a fitness wear which comprises a special polymeric fabric, having a non-porous characteristic, coated on a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) layer, to promote perspiration and increase weight loss by insulating the body of the wearer from the surroundings so that heat, which is generated by the wearer through exercising, sauna, or even performing housework, is kept between the wearer and the fitness wear.

[0009] Another object of the present invention is to provide fitness wear which allows air to be trapped between the wearer and the fitness wear so that the skin of the wearer can continues to perspire, leaving the skin in a refreshed, healthy-looking and smooth condition.

[0010] Another object of the present invention is to provide fitness wear which strengthens the insulation on certain areas of the wearer's body from the surroundings according to the desire of the wear so that heat generating by the wearer through exercising is kept better in those areas which the wearer desires than other areas, so that the effect of exercising is enhanced in desired parts of the wearer's body.

[0011] Another object of the present invention is to provide a fitness wear which is manufactured in a size suitable for most wearers.

[0012] Accordingly, in order to accomplish the above objects, the present invention provides a fitness wear comprising a body fitting having an inner PVC layer and an outer polymeric layer overlapped thereon to form a non-porous fitting garment. The fitting garment of the body fitting is adapted for covering on a part of the body of the wearer to trap the heat therefrom between the wearer's body and the fitting garment so as to prevent heat loss to the surroundings.

[0013] These and other objectives, features, and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description, the accompanying drawings, and the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0014] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a fitness wear according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

[0015] FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the top body fitting of the fitness wear according to the above preferred embodiment of the present invention.

[0016] FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the lower body fitting of the fitness wear according to the above preferred embodiment of the present invention.

[0017] FIG. 4 is a sectional view of the fitting garment of the fitness wear according to the above preferred embodiment of the present invention.

[0018] FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the present invention, illustrating the fitness wear according to the above preferred embodiment being worn.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0019] It has becomes a common knowledge that being overweight is disadvantageous to one's health. Many medical researches have shown that people who are overweight are at higher risks of suffering many health conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes. As a result, people are becoming more conscious of their weight and will try to loose weight by exercising more. However, exercising is not always effective. First of all, people spend more and more time at work, leaving them with less time for other tasks. They may therefore not be able to have time to do enough exercise to loose weight. Then, when they finally have time to exercise, they may physically not be able to sustain long enough to burn enough energy and produce sweat. Sweating is not only a good indicator of a good work out but also carries toxic substances such as nitrogenous wastes away from the body. It is therefore important to help the body to sweat. With everything else being the same, using the fitness wear during working out promotes the body to sweat as much as 2 to 3 times more than usual.

[0020] The fitness wear can be worn anytime because even during normal activities, the human body will loose heat to the surroundings. By putting on the fitness wear during normal activities, heat will be trapped underneath the fitness wear and sweating of the body promoted. The fitness wear can therefore provide a wearer with the results of exercising even when the wearer is only performing normal everyday activities.

[0021] Referring to FIGS. 1 to 5, the fitness wear according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention is illustrated, wherein the fitness wear comprises a body fitting having an inner PVC layer 42 and an outer polymeric layer 41 overlapped thereon to form a non-porous fitting garment, wherein the fitting wear is adapted for insulating desired areas of the body of the wearer from the surroundings. The outer polymeric layer 41 possesses non-porous and non-conductive characteristics, wherein the outer polymeric layer 41, having an elastic ability, constructed by nylon and spandex in the ratio of 4:1 by weight. Alternatively, the outer polymeric layer 41 is constructed by polyester and spandex in the ratio of 43:7 by weight.

[0022] The inner PVC layer 42, which is overlapped on the outer polymeric layer 41, refers to all chemicals with the general formula of [C2H3Cl]n. The nylon of the outer polymeric layer 41 refers to all conventionally known nylon, and more particularly to ‘nylon 6,6’, ‘nylon 6,12’, ‘nylon 4,6’, ‘nylon 6’, and ‘nylon 12’. The spandex of the outer polymeric layer 41 refers to chemicals comprising at least 85% polyurethane. The polyester of the outer polymeric layer 41 refers to all conventionally known type of polyester suitable for producing fabrics.

[0023] The combination of nylon and spandex to form the outer polymeric layer 41 coated on the inner PVC layer 42 or the combination of polyester and spandex to form the outer polymeric layer 41 coated on the inner PVC layer 42 provides the characteristics of non-porous and non-conductive so that heat generated by the wearer is prohibited from being transferred to the surroundings. The heat accumulated under the body fitting raises the temperature surrounding the wearer and encourages perspiration of the wearer which helps speeding up weight loss.

[0024] Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the body fitting comprises a top body fitting 1 and a lower body fitting 2.

[0025] The top body fitting 1, which is made of the fitting garment, has a front upper torso portion 11, a back upper torso portion, at least one suspender 13 linking the front upper torso portion 11 and the back upper torso portion 12 for securing the top fitting 1 on the wearer. The top body fitting 1 further has an upper elastic opening 14 and a lower elastic opening 15.

[0026] The body fitting further comprises a plurality of tighteners for tightening the fitting garment on the body of the wearer. When the tighteners are tightened to wrap around the user, the tighteners create a sealing effect, and air is trapped therewithin. By tightening different tighteners on the top and lower body fittings 1, 2 and changing the tightness of the tighteners, different sealing effects are created so that exercising effects are enhanced according to the desire of the user.

[0027] The upper elastic opening 14, which is embodied as one of the tighteners, is designed to fittingly wrap around the upper body portion of the wearer at a position below the armpits and the lower elastic opening 15 is designed to fittingly wrap around the wearer on the waist to prohibit air from leaving the top body fitting 1. The top body fitting 1 is designed to loosely fit onto the wearer so that sufficient amount of air is trapped inside the top body fitting 1. As a result, when being used, the top body fitting 1 traps enough air inside it to allow the skin to continue breathing, leaving the skin healthy and smooth. The looseness of the top body fitting 1 also allows the wearer to perform activities freely.

[0028] In other words, the top body fitting 1 is shaped and sized larger than the size of the wearer's upper body to form an air chamber between the top body fitting 1 and the wearer's body when the wearer wears the top body fitting 1, wherein the heat from the wearer is retained within the air chamber for promoting sweating. In addition, the tighteners, i.e. the upper and lower elastic openings 14, 15, are formed at the openings of the top body fitting 1 for sealing the air within the air chamber. Therefore, the tighteners are provided at the openings of the top body fitting 1 for sealing the air within the air chamber so as to form a heat insulating layer inside the top body fitting 1.

[0029] Referring to FIGS. 1 and 3, the lower body fitting 2, which is also made of the fitting garment, has a lower torso portion 21 and a pair of pant legs 22, wherein the lower torso portion 21 extends from the upper elastic opening 14. Each of the pant legs 22 has an elastic foot opening 23.

[0030] The elastic foot opening 23, which is embodied as another tighteners, is designed to fittingly wrap around the wearer around the ankle area to prohibit air from leaving the lower torso portion 21. The lower body fitting 2 is designed to loosely fit onto the wearer so that sufficient amount of air is trapped inside the lower body fitting 2. As a result, when being used, the lower body fitting traps enough air inside it to allow the skin to continue breathing, leaving the skin healthy and smooth. The looseness of the lower body fitting 2 also allows the user to perform activities freely.

[0031] In other words, the lower body fitting 2 is shaped and sized larger than the size of the wearer's lower body to form the air chamber between the lower body fitting 2 and the wearer's body when the wearer wears the lower body fitting 2, wherein the heat from the wearer is retained within the air chamber for promoting sweating. In addition, the tighteners, i.e. the foot openings 23, are formed at the openings of the top body fitting 1 for sealing the air within the air chamber. Therefore, the tighteners are provided at the openings of the lower body fitting 2 for sealing the air within the air chamber so as to form a heat insulating layer inside the lower body fitting 2.

[0032] Accordingly, the body fitting can be alternatively configured to fit the wearer, wherein the fitness wear is adapted for insulating desired areas of the body of the wear from the surroundings.

[0033] Accordingly, the top body fitting 1 can be constructed to have an upper torso portion and a pair of sleeves, wherein the top body fitting 1 is made of the fitting garment possessing a non-porous characteristic, wherein the outer polymeric layer 41 comprises nylon spandex in the ratio of 4:1 by weight. Alternatively, the outer polymeric player 41 comprises polyester and spandex in the ratio of 43:7 by weight.

[0034] One skilled in the art will understand that the embodiment of the present invention as shown in the drawings and described above is exemplary only and not intended to be limiting.

[0035] It will thus be seen that the objects of the present invention have been fully and effectively accomplished. It embodiments have been shown and described for the purposes of illustrating the functional and structural principles of the present invention and is subject to change without departure from such principles. Therefore, this invention includes all modifications encompassed within the spirit and scope of the following claims.