Title:
HOSPITAL SHIRT GARMENT
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention is a hospital shirt garment made of fabric, a base shirt that includes a front, two sides with a top portion and a bottom portion and a distal end, a first plurality of tie strings that include a first pair of tie strings disposed on the top side portion of the shirt and a second pair of tie strings disposed on the bottom side portion of shirt to fittingly secure the shirt to a user. The garment also includes one or more second tie strings to fittingly secure the shirt to the user, one or more cut lines that are sewn within the sides of shirt that establish a fitting boundary involving the first tie strings and the second tie strings as well as one or more short sleeves disposed on said shirt.



Inventors:
Huff, Jane (Odessa, TX, US)
Stallings, Judy (Odessa, TX, US)
Application Number:
13/103039
Publication Date:
11/08/2012
Filing Date:
05/06/2011
Assignee:
HUFF JANE
STALLINGS JUDY
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41D13/12
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Primary Examiner:
SELF, SHELLEY M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LAW OFFICE OF JERRY D. HAYNES , P.A (Naples, FL, US)
Claims:
1. A hospital shirt garment, comprising: a base shirt that includes a front, two sides with a top portion and a bottom portion and a distal end; a first plurality of tie strings to fittingly secure said shirt to a user; one or more second tie strings to fittingly secure said shirt to said user; one or more cut lines that establish a fitting boundary involving sad first tie strings and said second tie strings; and one or more short sleeves disposed on said shirt.

2. The garment according to claim 1, wherein said first tie strings include a first pair of tie strings disposed on said top side portion of shirt.

3. The garment according to claim 1, wherein said first tie strings include a second pair of tie strings disposed on said bottom side portion of shirt.

4. The garment according to claim 1, wherein said second tie strings are disposed on one or more said sleeves.

5. The garment according to claim 1, wherein said cut lines are sewn within said sides of shirt.

6. The garment according to claim 1, wherein one or more said sleeves are a cut off sleeve.

7. The garment according to claim 1, wherein said sleeves are removable.

8. The garment according to claim 1, wherein said distal end is shorter than a distal end of a traditional hospital gown.

9. A hospital shirt garment made of cotton fabric, comprising: a base shirt that includes a front, two sides with a top portion and a bottom portion and a distal end; a first plurality of tie strings that include a first pair of tie strings disposed on said top side portion of shirt and a second pair of tie strings disposed on said bottom side portion of shirt to fittingly secure said shirt to a user; one or more second tie strings to fittingly secure said shirt to said user; one or more cut lines that establish a fitting boundary involving said first tie strings and said second tie strings; and one or more short sleeves disposed on said shirt.

10. The garment according to claim 9, wherein said second tie strings are disposed on one or more said sleeves.

11. The garment according to claim 9, wherein said cut lines are sewn within said sides of shirt.

12. The garment according to claim 9, wherein one or more said sleeves are a cut off sleeve.

13. The garment according to claim 9, wherein said sleeves are removable.

14. The garment according to claim 9, wherein said distal end is shorter than a distal end of a traditional hospital gown.

15. A hospital shirt garment made of fabric, comprising: a base shirt that includes a front, two sides with a top portion and a bottom portion and a distal end; a first plurality of tie strings that include a first pair of tie strings disposed on said top side portion of shirt and a second pair of tie strings disposed on said bottom side portion of shirt to fittingly secure said shirt to a user; one or more second tie strings to fittingly secure said shirt to said user; one or more cut lines that are sewn within said sides of shirt that establish a fitting boundary involving said first tie strings and said second tie strings; and one or more short sleeves disposed on said shirt.

16. The garment according to claim 15, wherein said second tie strings are disposed on one or more said sleeves.

17. The garment according to claim 15, wherein one or more said sleeves are a cut off sleeve.

18. The garment according to claim 15, wherein said sleeves are removable.

19. The garment according to claim 15, wherein said distal end is shorter than a distal end of a traditional hospital gown.

20. The garment according to claim 15, wherein said fabric is selected from the group consisting of cotton, polyester or a blend of cotton and polyester.

Description:

TECHNICAL FIELD & BACKGROUND

Traditional hospital gowns tie from the backside which often makes it difficult for a patient to fasten their own hospital shirt. Currently there are limited alternatives to hospital gowns that avoid the hassles of restricted accessibility to drawstrings, along with ill-fitted garments that drag or get soiled from the back.

The present invention generally relates to a garment. More specifically, the invention is a hospital shirt garment.

It is an object of the invention to provide a hospital shirt garment that a patient can tie themselves from the front of the garment.

It is an object of the invention to provide a hospital shirt garment that is better fitting than a traditional hospital shirt garment.

What is really needed is a hospital shirt garment that a patient can tie themselves from the front of the garment that is better fitting than a traditional hospital shirt garment.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will be described by way of exemplary embodiments, but not limitations, illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which like references denote similar elements, and in which:

FIG. 1 illustrates a front perspective view of a hospital shirt, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIVE EMBODIMENTS

Various aspects of the illustrative embodiments will be described using terms commonly employed by those skilled in the art to convey the substance of their work to others skilled in the art. However, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced with only some of the described aspects. For purposes of explanation, specific numbers, materials and configurations are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the illustrative embodiments. However, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced without the specific details. In other instances, well-known features are omitted or simplified in order not to obscure the illustrative embodiments.

Various operations will be described as multiple discrete operations, in turn, in a manner that is most helpful in understanding the present invention. However, the order of description should not be construed as to imply that these operations are necessarily order dependent. In particular, these operations need not be performed in the order of presentation.

The phrase “in one embodiment” is utilized repeatedly. The phrase generally does not refer to the same embodiment, however, it may. The terms “comprising”, “having” and “including” are synonymous, unless the context dictates otherwise.

FIG. 1 illustrates a front perspective view of a hospital shirt 100, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention. The hospital shirt 100 includes a base shirt 110, a first plurality of tie strings 120, one or more second tie strings 130, one or more cut lines 140 and one or more sleeves 150.

The base shirt 110 includes a front 112 with two sides 114 with a top portion 116, a bottom portion 118, and a distal end 117. The distal end 117 is relatively shorter than a traditional hospital gown to prevent the distal end 117 from going into a toilet or getting tangled-up in something. The first tie strings 120 include a first pair of tie strings 122 disposed on the top portion 116 and a second pair of tie strings 124 disposed on the bottom portion 118 of each side 114, although any suitable number of tie strings can be utilized. Each pair of tie strings 122, 124 are tied together and fittingly secure the base shirt 110 closer to the user's torso (not shown).

The second tie strings 130 can be disposed on one or both sleeves 150. The second tie strings 130 are tied together and fittingly secure the base shirt 110 closer to the user's neck and chest area (not shown). The cut lines 140 establish a fitting boundary for the first tie strings 120 and the second tie strings 130 and are sewn within the sides 114. The sleeves 150 are short sleeves 152 and can also include a cut off type of sleeve 154 or any other suitable type of sleeve.

The hospital shirt garment functions like a conventional hospital gown but with the added feature of a first plurality of tie strings on the side of the garment, thereby facilitating easier fastening and removal of the garment for the user. The second tie strings of the hospital shirt garment can accommodate varying body shapes and sizes, resulting in greater range of movement and convenience for the wearer. The hospital shirt garment is customized with tie strings on different parts of the garment, such as the side in order to accommodate the different needs and injuries of users. The hospital shirt garment can be sold in packages of five garments and will also be available in a variety of colors and sizes, making it suitable for both children and adults. The hospital shirt garment is machine washable and made from 100% soft cotton fabric in order to ensure optimum comfort or can be made of polyester or a blend of cotton and polyester.

While the present invention has been related in terms of the foregoing embodiments, those skilled in the art will recognize that the invention is not limited to the embodiments described. The present invention can be practiced with modification and alteration within the spirit and scope of the appended claims. Thus, the description is to be regarded as illustrative instead of restrictive on the present invention.