Title:
Male undergarment: neck opening enhancement for men's upperbody underwear
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention is a novel pattern of men's undergarment (underwear, undergarment t-shirt) intended for an ability of the wearer to have an upper wear article of clothing to be worn without the underwear being exposed from underneath the upper wear garment when the two are worn together. The present invention's undergarment's neckline pattern has a low (round, boat slit, crew, etc.) neck opening with the neckline border line extended out towards shoulders and down towards the chest and the back so that when the upper garment, shirt and the like is put on (worn) over, the invented undergarment from its neckline's border downward and sideward is out of sight.



Inventors:
Khavulya, Boris (West Orange, NJ, US)
Application Number:
11/103011
Publication Date:
10/12/2006
Filing Date:
04/11/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41B9/06
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Primary Examiner:
HOEY, ALISSA L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Boris Khavulya (West Orange, NJ, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. Men's undergarment worn in full contact with a surface of an upper body of a male wearer that has an expanded, extended out towards shoulders, chest and back low neck opening for the purpose of the named undergarment not being exposed when it is worn underneath the upper wear, e.g. upper t-shirt, shirt, pullover, sweater, and the like.

2. The undergarment according to claim 1, wherein the undergarment is long-sleeved, short-sleeved and middle length sleeved.

3. The undergarment according to claim 1, 2, wherein the neckline opening rim edge forms round, boat slit, and the like border line.

4. The undergarment according to claim 1, 2 wherein the High Round (CREW) neckline opening type is explicitly excluded from intended invention.

5. The undergarment according to claim 1, 2 wherein the V-NECK neckline opening type is explicitly excluded from intended invention.

6. The undergarment according to claim 1, 2 wherein the tank-top, A-type neckline opening type is explicitly excluded from intended invention.

7. The undergarment according to claim 1, 2 wherein the SLEEVELESS undergarment type of clothing is explicitly excluded from intended invention.

8. The undergarment according to claim 1, wherein for all intended purposes the present invention is intended for men's under clothes exclusively.

9. The undergarment according to claim 6, 7, wherein the sleeveless and A-type (or tank-top) undergarment type although providing prevention from undergarment exposure frequently generates underarm perspiration and hence is excluded from present invention.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of Invention

The present invention is generally associated with the object of a male undergarment that is worn in a full contact with a surface of an upper body of a male wearer.

For All Purposes and Intentions:

Conventionally, regarding the neck opening form, shape and border pattern of the male undergarment, its border line for non-sleeveless underwear is shaped in 2 (two) basic forms:

    • a. High round neck (Crew neck)
    • b. V-Neck

The two (2) patterns allow for the presently being invented undergarment to be exposed from under the upper wear of the male wearer that (unless it is intentionally done by the wearer) creates an undesirable exposure of the undergarment in an unfashionable unintended manner.

The present invention is intended to alter a neckline opening pattern of a male undergarment to prevent the undershirt from being displayed (sighted, seen) from under the upper wear clothes that are put over it.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

With the foregoing in mind, it is an object of the present invention to provide an innovative alternative to the conventional male undergarment neck opening border form to lower the undergarment's neckline opening border line chest/back downward out and shoulder sideward out to the extent where wearing of any upper garment by the wearer will not allow for the undergarment to be exposed and visible.

To achieve the foregoing object, a male undergarment neckline outline of the present invention includes two (2) principally identified neckline opening edge forms generally known as:

    • Round Neck
    • Boat Slit Neck
      to be downwardly and sidewardly distended for at least 15 cm.

The types of undergarment described in Claims' paragraphs 4, 5, 6 and 7 are exclusively excluded from this invention for the following reasons:

    • Claims' paragraphs 4 and 5—the high round and V-neck neckline opening border pattern often (not all the time) does not prevent the undergarment from its exposure when worn under upper wear clothes such as shirt, jumper, sweater, pullover and the like.
    • Claims' paragraphs 6 and 7—the sleeveless and A-type (or tank-top) undergarment type although providing prevention from undergarment's exposure frequently generates underarm perspiration due to the human body's natural property to react this way in the excessive body and ambient temperature condition which varies from individual to individual, place to place, time to time.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1A is a front view of an example of a HIGH ROUND CREW NECK male undergarment (short-sleeve).

FIG. 1B is a front view of an example of a V-NECK male undergarment (short-sleeve).

FIG. 1C is a front view of an example of a TANK-TOP (A-TYPE) sleeveless male undergarment.

FIG. 1D is a front view of an example of a SLEEVELESS male undergarment.

FIG. 2A is a front view of an example of a LOW ROUND CREW NECK male undergarment (short-sleeve).

FIG. 2B is a front view of an example of a Boat Slit Neck male undergarment (long-sleeve).

FIG. 2C is a front view of an example of a capped-sleeve LOW ROUND CREW NECK male undergarment (capped-sleeve).

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

In the existing most used male undergarment clothes:

    • Design of the neck opening part of the article of clothing is either round edged (FIG. 1A, Pos. 1) or V-Neck shaped (FIG. 1B, Pos. 1). Both articles of closing in FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B have short-sleeved shoulder arm design. When the upper garment article of clothing is worn over the undergarment in FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B, the neckline opening (Pos. 2 in both FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B) in both cases is often positioned lower the neckline opening edge of the undergarment. This combined alignment partially exposes an undergarment from underneath the upper garment as seen in FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B. (the exposed area is between Pos. 1 solid line and Pos. 2 broken line of both FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B).
    • The described above feature applies to any type of sleeve design, including but not limited to short cut, long, or in between length, as well as any design of the lower torso part of the undergarment, as well as any fabric the undergarment article of clothing is made of.
    • As noted the exposure creates an undesirable sighting of the undergarment in unfashionable manner.
    • Featured in FIG. 1C and FIG. 1D sleeveless undergarment prevents the undergarment when worn under the upper article of closing from the exposure. Often times however due to direct contact with the upper article of clothing the unprotected underarm area generates underarm perspiration as a result of the human body's natural property to react this way in the excessive body and ambient temperature conditions which varies from individual to individual, from place to place and from time to time.

In the present invention:

    • Outlined shape of the undergarment's neck opening part of the article of clothing is either round edged (FIG. 2A, FIG. 2C, Pos. 1) or boat slit shaped (FIG. 2B, Pos. 1). Distinctively, the neckline borderline of the present invention's undergarment article of clothing is situated substantially lower than the same of undergarments' in FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B.
    • The upper garment's neckline opening borderline (Pos. 2 in FIG. 2A, FIG. 2B and FIG. 2C) in this case is positioned considerably higher the neckline opening edge of the present invention's undergarment (Pos. 1 in FIG. 2A, FIG. 2B and FIG. 2C).
    • This combined alignment entirely hides a present invention's undergarment from view from underneath the upper garment as seen in FIG. 2A, FIG. 2B and FIG. 2C:
      • The present invention's undergarment neckline rim contour (refer to Pos. 1 broken line of FIG. 2A, FIG. 2B and FIG. 2C) is located below upper garment's neckline rim contour (refer to Pos. 2 solid line of FIG. 2A, FIG. 2B and FIG. 2C).
      • The present invention undergarment's outward measurements from the neckline down toward the chest and back of the wearer and the sideward measurements from the neckline out toward the left and right shoulder of the wearer may vary but typically range from 15 cm to 25 cm (or longer provided that the undergarment's top shoulder part and sleeve on each side remain positioned in total contact with the wearer's body) which is sufficient to maintain the undergarment's top section unseen, not exposed.
    • Generally, any element of the present invention's undergarment article of clothing is acceptable to be of any shape, form, fabric, color, etc. providing:
      • The undergarment is not sleeveless
      • The undergarment is collarless
      • Its design is intended and the undergarment is manufactured for male wearer exclusively
      • The neckline opening perimeter is extended amply to prevent the undergarment from being exposed when it is worn underneath the upper wear article of clothing.
    • The present invention's article of clothing applies to any type of sleeve design, including but not limited to short cut, long, or in between length, as well as any design of the lower torso part of the undergarment, as well as any fabric the undergarment article of clothing is made of. The foregoing fabric may have any texture.
    • In the present invention, to be substantially in total full contact with a surface of a male body, the being considered undergarment is formed to have circumferential dimensions of not less than 75% and not more than 100%, preferably not less than 75% and not more than 100% of corresponding dimensions of a nude human body, and lengths of not less than 85% and not more than 100%, preferably not less than 80% and not more than 100% of corresponding lengths of the bare human body. It should be noted that the aforementioned ratios are mere estimates since there are individual differences in dimensions of human bodies.
    • In the present invention, torso and sleeves composing the undergarment signify the main principal portion of the named invention's article of clothing.
    • The undergarment of the present invention is suitable as an undershirt worn underneath any article of clothing.
    • The shapes, borderline configurations, trim configurations, etc. of the upper portion of the object of the invention are not limited to that shown in the drawings, but may be changed arbitrarily as required, for instance, to a low-round necked type from boat slit type, or to a ballet-necked type from a low round-neck type and to other combinations.
    • In the present invention, the resistance or submission to fabric elastic flexibility is provided by material.
    • Except for the subject of the invention being the neckline opening area of the undergarment, the factors such as sizes, contours, configurations of any other portion of the undergarment of present invention are immaterial.
    • An undergarment according to the present invention may be joined, stitched, sewn or put together by any known method of clothes' manufacturing.
    • The undergarment of the present invention also may be applicable to all types of sports such as golf, tennis, badminton, squash racquets, racquetball, hockey, jogging, etc.
    • FIGS. 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B and 2C are views illustrating the undergarments as if they were in actually-worn states, and shapes thereof possibly vary to some extent according to the wearer's figure, etc.
    • The object of present invention may bear any imprints, pictures, be embroidered, decorated, be of solid, striped, or mixed color, e.g. such enhancements and enrichments of the present invention's object are unrelated and not to be considered as grounds for new patenting, but only for this patent's improvement.





 
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