Title:
SOCK HAVING PART FOR PREVENTING SLIPPING-DOWN PHENOMENON OF SOCK
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A sock includes a slipping-down prevention part which is provided at an inner side surface of a neck part of a sock and is made of a smooth material such as a silicon resin or a rubber resin known as a non-harmful material to a human body. The slipping-down prevention part is formed of a coating part or a slim band, which are provided at an inner side surface of the neck part of the sock, with the coating part being formed of a smooth material, and with the slim band being formed of stripe patterns.



Inventors:
Lee, Seung-hee (SEOUL, KR)
Application Number:
11/160758
Publication Date:
11/23/2006
Filing Date:
07/07/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41B11/00
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Primary Examiner:
SOLD, JENA A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
IPLA P.A. (LOS ANGELES, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. In socks each having an opened neck part, a sock having a part for preventing a slipping-down phenomenon of a sock, comprising: a slipping-down prevention means which is closely contacted with an inner side surface of the neck part of the sock.

2. The sock of claim 1, wherein said slipping-down prevention means includes a plurality of coating parts which are protruded from an inner side surface of the neck part of the sock at regular intervals.

3. The sock of claim 2, wherein said slipping-down prevention means is made of one material selected among a smooth silicon resin, a smooth rubber resin, and a smooth urethane resin.

4. The sock of claim 2, wherein in the case that the source cloth is formed of double layers, the coating part is attached only at an inner layer of the sock.

5. The sock of claim 2, wherein said slipping-down prevention means is formed of a mixture mixed with an anti-bacteria material or an anti-moisture material such as a bio-ceramic material, a Chitosan, Tourmaline, etc.

6. The sock of claim 1, wherein said slipping-down prevention means is formed of a stripe pattern shaped slim band protruded from an inner side surface of the neck part of the sock.

7. The sock of claim 6, wherein said slipping-down prevention means is formed in either a horizontal direction or a vertical direction.

8. The sock of claim 6, wherein said slipping-down prevention means is formed of one material selected among a smooth silicon resin material, a smooth rubber resin material, and a urethane resin material.

9. The sock of claim 6, wherein in the case that the source cloth of the sock is formed of double layers, the coating part is attached only at an inner layer of the sock.

10. The sock of claim 6, wherein said slipping-down prevention means is formed of a mixture mixed with an anti-bacteria material or an anti-moisture material such as a bio-ceramic material, a Chitosan, Tourmaline, etc.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a sock (socks) having a part for preventing a slipping-down phenomenon of a sock, and in particular to a sock having a part for preventing a slipping-down phenomenon of a sock in which a flexible material such as a silicon resin, a rubber resin, etc., known as a non-harmful material, is formed at an inner side surface of a next part of a sock.

2. Description of the Background Art

Generally, socks have been used for covering a human body from toes to legs. A woven sock neck part is formed at an opening of a sock with a certain elastic force. A user wears the socks by inputting his feet into the socks through the openings formed at the sock necks. In the worn state, the sock necks are designed to elastically tighten the legs for thereby preventing the socks from being taken out of the feet.

However, since the socks are repeatedly used and washed, the elastic forces of the sock neck parts of the socks are lost, the socks may lose elastic forces and may be extended, so that the socks may be slipped down along the legs.

In order to overcome the above problems, as shown in FIG. 1, a pressurizing band 5 is attached at a neck part 2 of a sock 1 for thereby pressurizing a user's leg. In this case, an over pressurizing force is applied to legs when wearing the socks, so that a blood circulation becomes bad. The pressurized skin may be dented for thereby causing itches.

In addition, as shown in FIG. 2, a new type sock is disclosed to overcome the problems encountered in the conventional art. Namely, the neck part 2 of the sock is vertically cut away, and then a Velcro band 6 is horizontally provided at the cut-away portions for thereby adjusting a pressurizing force. However, in this case, a Velcro band is exposed to the outside of the sock and is caught by clothes. When a user wears shorter trousers or skirts, an outer look may be bad.

The above-described conventional arts are described in the Korean registered utility model Nos. 20-0258930 and 20-0379325. As a prior art related to the present invention, there is the U.S. Pat. No. 5,742,945 (issue date: Apr. 28, 1998) entitled “Sock with Shin guard fastener”.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to overcome the problems encountered in the conventional art.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a sock having a flexible part capable of preventing a slipping-down phenomenon of a sock, with the flexible part being provided at an inner side surface of a neck part of a sock, and with the flexible part being made of a certain material such as a silicon resin, a rubber resin, etc. known as a non-harmful material.

To achieve the above objects, in socks each having an opened neck part, there is provided a sock having a part for preventing a slipping-down phenomenon of a sock, comprising a slipping-down prevention part which is closely contacted with an inner side surface of the neck part of the sock.

Preferably, the slipping-down prevention part is formed of smooth material coating parts protruded from an inner side surface of the neck part of the sock.

Preferably, the slipping-down prevention part is formed in a structure of a slim band with stripe patterns protruded from an inner side surface of the neck part of the sock.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will become better understood with reference to the accompanying drawings which are given only by way of illustration and thus are not limitative of the present invention, wherein;

FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a conventional sock having a pressurizing band;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating a conventional sock having a Velcro band;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating a sock according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4A is a cross sectional view illustrating a coating part with respect to a sock of which a neck part is formed of dual layers in the socks of FIG. 3;

FIG. 4B is a cross sectional view illustrating a coating part with respect to a sock of which a neck part is formed of a single layer in the socks of FIG. 3; and

FIGS. 5A and 5B are perspective views illustrating a sock according to another embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating a sock according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 4A is a cross sectional view illustrating a coating part with respect to a sock of which a neck part is formed of dual layers in the socks of FIG. 3, FIG. 4B is a cross sectional view illustrating a coating part with respect to a sock of which a neck part is formed of a single layer in the socks of FIG. 3, and FIGS. 5A and 5B are perspective views illustrating a sock according to another embodiment of the present invention.

As shown in FIG. 3, a sock 1 includes a foot sole part 4, an upper part 3, and a neck part 2. A slipping-down prevention part 10 is attached at an inner side surface of the neck part 2 of the sock 1 in order to prevent the sock 1 from being slipped down in a state that a user wears the socks 1.

Here, the slipping-down prevention part 10 is configured in such a manner that a plurality of coating parts 14 are attached at an inner layer 13 of a sock at regular intervals, with the coating parts 14 being protruded at regular intervals, by coating a certain flexible material such as a silicon resin, a rubber resin, etc, so that the coating material can closely contact with a user's skin, with the flexible material is not harmful to a human body. At this time, a mixture manufactured by mixing a certain smooth material with an adhesive may be used for fabricating a slipping-down prevention part in order to enhance an adhering property of the smooth material.

As shown in FIG. 4A, in the case that the next part 2 of the sock 1 is formed of double layers having an outer layer 12 and an inner layer 13 formed by folding a source cloth, a plurality of coating parts 14 are attached at the inner layer 13 at regular intervals, so that a certain abnormal part does not appear on the outer side of the sock. In addition, as shown in FIG. 4B, in the case that the neck part 2 of the sock 1 is formed of a single layer, a plurality of the coating parts 14 are attached at the inner layer 13, so that a certain abnormal part does not appear on the outer side of the sock.

FIGS. 5A and 5B are views illustrating the socks according to another embodiment of the present invention.

As shown in FIG. 5a, stripe pattern slim bands 15, at least two bands, which are formed of a plurality of stripes, are horizontally formed at an inner side surface of the neck part 2 of the sock 1 with the stripe pattern slim bands 15 operating as the slipping-down prevention part 10. As shown in FIG. 6B, in the slipping-down prevention part 10, the stripe pattern slim bands 16, which are formed of a plurality of stripes, are vertically formed at an inner side surface of the neck part 2. In particular, the slim band 15, operating as the slipping-down prevention part 10, has a vertical direction force even when the neck part 2 is putted when the socks are worn or taken out of the feet, so that it is possible to prevent the slim band 15 from being detached from the neck part 2.

Here, the slim band 15 is generally attached in a silicon attaching method or in a non-slip method in which heat is fast applied.

The slim band 15 is preferably formed of a smooth silicon resin, a smooth rubber resin, a smooth urethane resin, etc, which do not cause any skin troubles and are capable of applying a certain close contacting force to the skin.

As shown in FIG. 3 or FIG. 5, the slipping-down prevention part 10 may be formed in a non-slip method in which a gel type material is attached at an inner side of the sock by a screen method, and the gel type material is dried through a heater or may be formed in a silicon attaching method. Therefore, the resin state smooth material is solidified, with the smooth material being penetrated between the tissues of the source cloth of the socks. The resin type smooth material is not escaped during the washing operation. In particular, the resin type smooth material is not separated even when the socks are repeatedly washed and are repeatedly contacted with the skins by increasing an adhering force with the source cloth of the socks by mixing an adhesive with the resin type smooth material.

In addition, a certain functional material, known as a useful material to the human health such as anti-bacteria material or an anti-moisture material (bio ceramic, Chitosan, Tourmaline, etc.), may be inputted into a smooth resin or adhesive mixture which forms the coating part 14 or the slim band 15. Therefore, in the present invention, a wearing feeling and a user's health are significantly enhanced with an anti-bacterial operation and anti-moisture operation at the next parts of the socks.

As described above, according to the present invention, it is possible to prevent the socks from being slipped down along the legs in such a manner that the slipping-down prevention part provided at the sock neck parts is closely contacted with the legs when wearing the socks.

In addition, a coating part is formed of a certain material, which has a good wearing feeling and does not cause any skin troubles, overcoming the problems encountered in the conventional art.

In particular, since the slipping-down prevention part according to the present invention is attached at an inner layer of the source cloth of the socks, the slipping-down prevention part is not exposed to the outside. In addition, the same outer look as the conventional socks is maintained.

As the present invention may be embodied in several forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof, it should also be understood that the above-described examples are not limited by any of the details of the foregoing description, unless otherwise specified, but rather should be construed broadly within its spirit and scope as defined in the appended claims, and therefore all changes and modifications that fall within the meets and bounds of the claims, or equivalences of such meets and bounds are therefore intended to be embraced by the appended claims.





 
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