Title:
Self-adhesive fabric bra
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A self-adhesive fabric bra giving the comforts of free of shoulder straps and back straps, being air permeable inherited with the conventional fabric bra while providing the strapless, invisible, lightweight and attractive advantages by having on its inner side entirely or locally at a selected position incorporated in co-construction with an adhesive layer made of silica gel or similar material for the adhesive layer to contact and attach in position the skin of the breasts of the wearer.



Inventors:
Chou, Henry (Taipei, TW)
Application Number:
10/936558
Publication Date:
04/14/2005
Filing Date:
09/09/2004
Assignee:
CHOU HENRY
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41C1/06; A41C3/00; A41C3/06; (IPC1-7): A41C3/00; A41C1/06
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Primary Examiner:
HALE, GLORIA M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (FALLS CHURCH, VA, US)
Claims:
1. A self-adhesive fabric bra comprised of a fabric bra free of shoulder straps and back straps having its inner side entirely or locally at a selected position incorporated in co-construction to an adhesive layer made of silica gel or similar adhesive.

2. The self-adhesive fabric bra of claim 1, wherein, the adhesive layer is incorporated in a U-shape along the peripheral of the inner side of the fabric bra.

3. The self-adhesive fabric bra of claim 1, wherein, the adhesive layer is provided with an opening to avoid contacting the nipple of the wearer of the fabric bra.

4. The self-adhesive fabric bra of claim 1, wherein, the adhesive layer is entirely or locally incorporated in co-construction to the upper and the lower parts or both sides on the inner side of the fabric bra.

5. The self-adhesive fabric bra of claim 1, wherein, the adhesive layer is incorporated in a ring shape along the peripheral of the inner side of the fabric bra.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Field of the Invention

The present invention is related to a self-adhesive fabric bra, and more particularly, to one has the inner side of the fabric bra entirely or locally incorporated in co-construction to an adhesive layer to give benefits of comforts, air permeable, lightweight and attractive that found with the prior art of the fabric bra and the strapless bra.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

The bra generally available in the market includes a pair of fabric cups connected to each other, a pair of back straps and a pair of shoulder straps. The cup may be stuffed with a reinforcement including a sponge pad, water bag or silica gel pad. In addition, the fabric bra may be or may not be provided with the pair of shoulder straps, or provided with interchangeable pair of shoulder straps. The design of the fabric bra demands fine quality of fabric, its varieties in style, color or pattern. Whereas the fabric bra gives excellent air permeability, it wears very comfortable, cut, and standing out. However, aids of both pairs of shoulder and back straps of the fabric bra at the same time give the feeling of bondage to its wearer. It takes longer time to wear and the straps could be easily seen through the clothing to compromise the visual appearance.

There is a strapless invisible bra strictly made of silica gel available in the market. It though saves the burden of the shoulder and back straps, it is not air permeable thus fails to make it wear light and comfortable, and any demand on quality is not possible.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary purpose of the present invention is to provide a self-adhesive fabric bra that is free of shoulder straps and back straps of the prior art by having the inner side of the fabric bra entirely or locally at selected location incorporated in co-construction to an adhesive layer made of silica gel or similar adhesive. The adhesive layer allows the fabric bra to contact the skin of the breasts of the wearer and stay in position to rid off the shoulder strips and the back straps while providing benefits of collective, air permeable, strapless, invisible, lightweight, and attractive for its wearer.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a front view of a first preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a front view of a second preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a front view of a third preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a front view of a fourth preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a front view of a fifth preferred embodiment of the resent invention showing that an adhesive layer is fully incorporated in co-construction to the inner side of a fabric bra.

FIG. 8 is an exploded view of a fabric bra before being incorporated with the adhesive layer.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view showing that the fabric bra is incorporated with the adhesive layer.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a self-adhesive fabric bra of the present invention is essentially having incorporated a co-constructional adhesive layer 2 in proper thickness made of adhesion like silica gel at a selected local part on the inner side 1 of a fabric bra 10. In a first preferred embodiment of the present invention as illustrated in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3, the co-constructional layout form of the adhesive layer 2 is having it formed in a U-shape along the peripheral of the inner side of the fabric bra 10 or that of other preferred embodiments as illustrated in FIGS. 4, 5, and 6. The adhesive layer 2 may be provided with an opening 21 and partially incorporated in co-construction to the inner side 1 of the fabric bra 10 as illustrated in FIG. 4 to avoid the nipple of the user; or alternatively as shown in FIG. 5, the adhesive layer 2 is incorporated in co-construction along the upper part and the lower part (or both sides) to the peripheral of the inner side 1 of the fabric bra 10; or as illustrated in FIG. 6, the adhesive layer 2 is incorporated in a ring shape along the peripheral of the inner side 1 of the fabric bra 10.

The locally co-constructional incorporation between the adhesive layer 2 and the inner side 1 of the fabric bra 10 allows the adhesive layer 2 to adhere to the skin of the breasts by contact and to stay in position to become a self-adhesive fabric bra free of shoulder straps and back straps. Therefore, wearing the present invention provides many benefits including the comforts of a strapless bra, air permeability, invisible, lightweight and attractive as expected from a bra since the locally co-constructional adhesive layer 2 provides sufficient support results to rid off the shoulder straps and the back straps.

The adhesive layer 2 is made of silica gel, a material featuring adhesive, and repeatable adhesion and is of the prior art; therefore, the silica gel adhesion will not be elaborated here.

The body of the bra of the present invention is made of fabric material, and the fabric bra is versatile either in material, style or pattern that can be worn even on top of the T-shirt as desired. Furthermore, the present invention is air permeable to significantly differ from the strapless invisible bra made of silica gel.

Now referring to FIG. 7, the adhesive layer 2 comprise of silica gel or similar adhesive may be fully incorporated in co-construction to the inner side 1 of the fabric bra 10 for the adhesive layer 2 to entirely contact the skin of the breasts of the wearer.

As for the construction of the fabric bra 10, there is no need to set any specific limitation. Any fabric bra generally available in the market without shoulder straps and back straps will do. As illustrated in FIGS. 8 and 9, the fabric bra 10 is essentially comprised of an external fabric layer 11, an interlaced layer of foam 12, an internal fabric layer 13, and a hard linear material 14 such as a wire is sewn into the lower edge of the bra. Whereas this art or construction is of the prior art, it will not be elaborated here. It is to be noted that the present invention is characterized by that on the inner side 1 of a strapless fabric bra 10 is entirely or locally at a designated location incorporated in co-construction to an adhesive layer 2 made of silica gel or similar adhesive.