Title:
Removable stain protector collar
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A thin breathable material (14) is affixed to a collared shirt (10). The breathable material (14) is affixed with an affixing mechanism (16). The material is disposable and reusable. The affixing mechanism (16) is adhered on one side ofthe Lomas Collar (14).



Inventors:
Lomas, Steve (Spring Lake, MI, US)
Application Number:
11/060247
Publication Date:
02/02/2006
Filing Date:
02/18/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41B3/00
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Primary Examiner:
VANATTA, AMY B
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Steve J. Lomas (Spring Lake, MI, US)
Claims:
We claim:

1. A method for affixing a disposable collar to a collar shirt. (i) A disposable collar comprising of adhesive affixing mechanism. (ii) A disposable collar comprising of any material used in the manufacturing of clothing. (iii) A disposable collar comprising of a detachable mechanism.

2. A method for affixing a reusable collar to a collar shirt. (i) A reusable collar comprising of adhesive affixing mechanism. (ii) A reusable collar comprising of any material used in the manufacturing of clothing. (iii) A reusable collar comprising of a detachable mechanism.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Not Applicable

This application relates to and claims priority from U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/592,612, filed Sep. 3, 2004, the specifications of which is incorporated herein by reference.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

Not Applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION—FIELD OF INVENTION

This removable stain protector collar is an item that attaches to men's or women's dress shirts on the inside ofthe neckline. The removable stain protector collar becomes soiled by “ring around the collar,” but it is removable so the need to launder or dry clean shirts is reduced. The removable stain protector collar confines sealing oil and dirt particles to it. Sealing oil and dirt particles usually get trapped on shirt collars and tend to form ring around the collar, requiring the entire shirt to be laundered even though only a small part of it is dirty. Once the removable stain protector collar collects dirt, it is easily removed and disposed of or washed. A fresh removable stain protector collar can be applied to a shirt and the user is ready for another workday. The cost is much less than the typical cost of having a shirt laundered.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Everyday people wear collared shirts. At some point, the shirts are soiled enough to require being laundered, either commercially or privately. As a general rule, the more a shirt is worn, the more frequently it must be laundered. However, frequently the only part of the shirt that needs to be cleaned is the collar. Laundering the shirt subjects the entire shirt, not just the collar, to the chemicals contained in the soap or cleansing agents used by the launderer. The more frequently a shirt is laundered, the greater the wear and tear on the fabric.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION—OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES

The objects and advantages of the removable stain protector collar described above are:

(a) to reduce the frequency of laundering a shirt.

(b) to reduce the cost of laundering shirts by reducing the frequency of laundering shirts.

(c) to provide a way to protect shirts against sebum and oil stains.

(d) to extend the useful life of a shirt by reducing the wear and tear on a shirt by reducing the frequency of laundering a shirt.

SUMMARY

In conjunction with the present invention, a removable stain protector collar would be very practical for people who wear collar shirts everyday. For example, people in the office sector would use this product. The great thing about the removable stain protector collar is that it will cut down on the costs of laundering collar shirts as well as protect the inside of collar shirts from having stains from sebum or oils produced by the neckline. Now with the disposable removable stain protector collar it is easily used and removed and disposed of. With the reusable stain protector collar, it is easily laundered and reused for other shirts.

DRAWINGS—FIGURES

FIG. 1 (Front View)

FIG. 1 is a top view of the Lomas Collar.

  • 10 depicts the shirt collar with the Lomas Collar affixed inside.
  • 12 shows the top button of a button-down shirt with the shirt collar with 10.
  • 14 depicts the Lomas Collar affixed to the inside of the shirt collar of 10.
  • 16 depicts the affixing mechanism of the Lomas Collar located within the shirt collar of 10.

FIG. 2 (Top View)

FIG. 2 is a top view of the Lomas Collar.

  • 14 depicts the top view of the Lomas Collar.
  • 16 depicts the top view ofthe affixing mechanism located on the Lomas Collar of 14.

DRAWINGS—REFERENCE NUMERALS

10shirt collar12top button
14Lomas Collar16affixing mechanism

DETAILED DESCRIPTION—FIGS. 1 AND 2

Present invention is illustrated in FIG. 1 (front view) and FIG. 2 (top view). The Lomas Collar is located inside a shirt collar 10. The button of the shirt 12. The Lomas Collar 14 is illustrated inside shirt collars 10. The affixing mechanism 16 is illustrated with shirt collar 10 and with Lomas Collar 14.

OPERATIONS AND FIGURES

The manner of using the affixing mechanism 16 is to affix the Lomas Collar to the inside of a collared shirt by any adhering technique available.

CONCLUSION, RAMIFICATIONS, AND SCOPE

Accordingly, the reader will see the great benefits to this innovative means for protecting the inside of the shirt collar from oil and sebum. Furthermore, it is quite obvious to see the other applications with such a said invention

  • reduced the frequency of laundering the entire shirt
  • provide a fresh or clean collar on the shirt every time it is worn
  • saving the consumer money
  • prolonging the life of a shirt collar
  • prolonging the life of a collared shirt without stains.