Title:
Support Towel
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Support Towel is designed for comfort and easy use. It is made of an extremely absorbent and soft stretchy terry-cloth or similar fabric. There is a band of thicker, yet breathable fabric beneath the breasts, and shoulder straps to support the breasts. To put it on, the user will slip one arm under the shoulder strap, and the other arm under the other shoulder strap. It is secured with two drawstrings, one above the breasts and one below. The gathered fabric can be adjusted for comfort and to provide coverage needed. This could be worn as a comfy nightshirt with shorts, pants or a skirt made to match. This product will be available in different lengths and sizes, and with adjustable shoulder straps so women of all sizes and shapes can enjoy the comfort of wearing this towel.



Inventors:
Garriga, Debra June (Blairsville, GA, US)
Application Number:
14/795880
Publication Date:
01/14/2016
Filing Date:
07/09/2015
Assignee:
GARRIGA DEBRA JUNE
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41D27/00; A41D15/04
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Primary Examiner:
TRIEU, TIMOTHY K
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Debbie Garriga (Blairsville, GA, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A support towel comprising: (a) an upper section having a front top edge, a back top edge; (b) a lower section; (c) a band; (d) a plurality of support straps; (e) a plurality of fasteners; (f) said upper section being made of a water absorbent and soft material; (g) said lower section being made of a water absorbent and soft material;

2. The support towel of claim 1, wherein said band is permeable to air.

3. The support towel of claim 1, wherein said band is made of a thicker water absorbent and soft material than said upper section and said lower section.

4. The support towel of claim 1, wherein said band is made of a moisture wicking material.

5. The support towel of claim 1, wherein said plurality of support straps is a number equal to two; said two support straps attaching on one end to said front top edge of said upper section and on the other end to said back top edge of said upper section.

6. The support towel of claim 1, wherein said plurality of fasteners is a number equal to two.

7. The support towel of claim 6, wherein said plurality of fasteners are drawstring fasteners.

8. The support towel of claim 6, wherein said plurality of fasteners are hook and loop fasteners.

9. The support towel of claim 6, wherein one of said two fasteners is affixed near the top of said upper section.

10. The support towel of claim 6, wherein one of said two fasteners affixed to said band.

11. The support towel of claim 5, wherein said plurality of support straps are adjustable in length.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This Application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/022,396, filed Jul. 9, 2014, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not Applicable

PARTIES TO A JOINT RESEARCH AGREEMENT

Not Applicable

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE, OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISK APPENDIX

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to the field of towel devices and more specifically relates to a towel that can be used after bathing, swimming, and any other activity that causes the body to be wet. It is intended to improve and/or maintain healthy skin integrity on the underside of the breasts which may be prone to fungus, eczema, skin tears and a host of other issues.

Women often suffer with irritated skin in the area under their breasts. The elastic from their bras rubs the skin and retains moisture when they perspire, causing further irritation. During hot weather, this area and the bottom edge of their bras may be damp all the time. Itchy fungus and eczema will develop when it is always moist. Older women may develop tears in this tender skin as their skin thins with age. After bathing, this area never dries thoroughly as the breasts overlap and cover this area. Many women find it is easier and cooler to wrap a towel around their bodies after bathing, so they can dry as they do their hair and apply makeup, but this is uncomfortable to do when their breasts are unsupported.

Various attempts have been made to solve the problems which may be found in the related art but have thus far been unsuccessful. A need exists for a reliable Support Towel to avoid the above-mentioned problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known art, the present invention provides a novel Support Towel. The general purpose of the present invention, which will be described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide a towel that can be used after bathing, swimming, and any other activity that causes the body to be wet. It is intended to improve and/or maintain healthy skin integrity on the underside of the breasts which may be prone to fungus, eczema, skin tears and a host of other issues. The features of the invention which are believed to be novel are particularly pointed out and distinctly claimed in the concluding portion of the specification. These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present invention will become better understood with reference to the following drawings and detailed description.

Additional features and advantages of the invention will be set forth in the description which follows, and will be apparent from the description, or may be learned by practice of the invention. The foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory and are intended to provide further explanation of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings are included to provide a further understanding of the invention and are incorporated into and constitute a part of the specification. They illustrate one embodiment of the invention and, together with the description, serve to explain the principles of the invention.

FIG. 1 shows a front view of the first exemplary embodiment on a user, displaying the support towel 10, the band 12, the support straps 14, and the fasteners 18.

FIG. 2 shows a back view of the first exemplary embodiment on a user, displaying the support towel 10, the band 12, and the support straps 14.

FIG. 3 shows a front view of the first exemplary embodiment, displaying the support towel 10, the band 12, the support straps 14, the breasts 16, and the fasteners 18.

The various embodiments of the present invention will hereinafter be described in conjunction with the appended drawings.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

As discussed above, embodiments of the present invention relate to a towel device and more particularly to a Support Towel.

Referring now to the drawings FIGS. 1-3, The Support Towel 10 is designed for comfort and easy use. It is made of an extremely absorbent and soft stretchy terry-cloth or similar fabric. There is a band 12 of thicker, yet breathable fabric beneath the breasts 16, and a plurality of shoulder straps 14 to support the breasts 16.

To put on the support towel 10, the user will slip one arm under one shoulder strap 14, and the other arm under the other shoulder strap 14. It is secured with a plurality of fasteners 18. In one embodiment, one fastener 18 is a drawstring located above the breasts 16 and another fastener 18 is a drawstring below the breasts 16. The gathered fabric can be adjusted for comfort and to provide coverage needed. This could be worn as a comfy nightshirt with shorts, pants or a skirt made to match. This product will be available in different lengths and sizes, and with adjustable shoulder straps 14 so women of all sizes and shapes can enjoy the comfort of wearing this towel. There are endless variations possible, with different fabrics and pockets and added lace to make it sexier. A version may also be designed as a comfortable towel to be worn by men with breasts.

The unique features of this invention will provide the following benefits for all women: A comfortable support towel 10 to wrap around a user's body after bathing, swimming and other activities, or when a woman just wants to be comfortable and cool on a warm day; Absorbs any moisture and provides coverage while supporting the breasts 16; Made from an absorbent, soft fabric that breathes and supports without underwires and foam; Allows sensitive tissue beneath the breasts 16 to air dry as the breasts 16 are supported and not resting on the skin in this area; The band 12 under the breasts is absorbent and non-binding and is moisture wicking. The band 12 moves moisture away from the skin and spreading it across the fabric to enhance the fabric drying rate. These features make this a comfortable garment to be worn while applying make-up, doing one's hair, or preparing to dress; The support towel 10 can be worn as an extra absorbent layer under a warm robe during cold weather.

While the foregoing written description of the invention enables one of ordinary skill to make and use what is presently considered to be the best mode thereof, those of ordinary skill in the art will understand and appreciate the existence of variations, combinations, and equivalents of the specific embodiment, method, and examples herein. The invention should, therefore, not be limited by the above described embodiment, method, and examples, but by all embodiments and methods within the scope and spirit of the invention.





 
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