Title:
Garment Having Integrated Sweat-Eliminating Front Section or Sections
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Provided is a shirt garment,—a short-sleeved, or long-sleeved, waist-length, hip-length, or tunic-length—shirt, which is made of material that is a relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance able to wick perspiration off of the wearer's body, and which also contains an integrated section on the front of the shirt, and at the bottom one-third, to bottom one-half of the front of the shirt, but which may extend beyond this region, which is made of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic substance, which, when grasped by the wearer, and lifted upward by the wearer and towards the wearer's face, is capable of wiping off the sweat from the wearer's face, eyes, eyebrows, and forehead, thereby absorbing sweat from this area, all the while the wearer continues to engage in his or her physical activity. In a second scenario, and using these same principles, the absorbent layer is detachable, and while detached, is used by the wearer to wipe sweat away from the wearer's face, brow and neck. It is then re-attached all the while the wearer continues to pursue the physical activity.



Inventors:
Casali, Joan Maria (Merrick, NY, US)
Application Number:
14/977591
Publication Date:
06/22/2017
Filing Date:
12/21/2015
Assignee:
Casali Joan Maria
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41B1/08
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Foreign References:
CN103653366A2014-03-26
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Primary Examiner:
KENNEDY, JOSHUA T
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Joan Maria Casali (Merrick, NY, US)
Claims:
1. A single-layer shirt, tee-shirt, or tank top, (“shirt”) wherein the shirt material comprises: a first clothing material portion of a non-absorbent and hydrophobic substance capable of wicking perspiration off of a wearer's body and a second clothing material portion comprised of an absorbent substance and a hydrophilic substance capable of, and large enough to, effectively wipe sweat off of the wearer's forehead, face, eyes and neck while engaging in physical activity such a jogging, the second clothing material portion is attached to said first clothing material portion so that it is integrated or fused into the first clothing material where it begins, and replaces that part of the first clothing material in full, at the location of the shirt that begins at the bottom, front of the shirt, and upward to the lower one-third to one-half front of the shirt, or in some designs, higher than that.

2. The single-layer garment of claim 1, wherein said first and second clothing material portions are attached by a means so that the second clothing material covers the first clothing material, and thus the second clothing material lays on top of the first clothing material in the area at the bottom one-half to one-third front section of the shirt or beyond. In this respect, in this alternative scenario, the shirt may be considered multi-layered.

3. The single-layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said first and second clothing material portions are attached by at least one of a sewing, a weaving, a stitching, a basting, an adhesive, and/or a pressure-sensitive adhesive.

4. The single-layer garment to claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said first and second clothing material portions are attached by the means indicated above so that they are inseparable.

5. The single-layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said first clothing material comprises a synthetic material or a non-synthetic or naturally-occurring material.

6. The single-layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said second clothing material comprises a synthetic material or a non-synthetic or naturally-occurring material.

7. The single-layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said first clothing material is comprised of at least one of lightweight cloth, lightweight stretch fabric material, fabric, nylon, cotton, cotton terry cloth, stretch terry cloth, knitted cotton yarn, flannel, spandex, polyester microfiber, Lycra, lycra/spandex hybrid, GORTEX®, wicking polyester, open weave, closed weave, mesh, or soft textured microfiber yarn with full strength spandex, or such similar materials.

8. The single-layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said first clothing material is comprised of thermal compression material.

9. The single-layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein the shirt's arm length is at least one of a tee-shirt, tank top, short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, a three-quarter length sleeve shirt, or of any sleeve length in between.

10. The single-layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said second clothing material constitutes a region of said garment and said region begins at the front, bottom section of the garment, and proceeds upward from the bottom, so that is covers about one-third to one-half of the entire front of the shirt. In certain instances, in some designs, the region may extend further upward to beyond one-half of the front of the shirt. This region is large enough so that pervasive sweat is eliminated from the forehead, face, eyes and neck.

11. The single layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said second clothing material is at least one of a rectangular shape, half-oval, square, circular shaped, oval shaped, octagonal shaped, or other geometrical-shape, or at least one of an asymmetrical shape, or any shape.

12. The single layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said second clothing material comprises a design, or shapes of various sizes and colors, for example, multiple, columnar, squiggly or wavy lines, random-sized multiple wavy lines, or concentric circles or ovals, of multiple sizes.

13. The single layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said second clothing material comprises one of various designs or illustrations of various sizes, and colors, such as rising flames, rolling tides, lightning bolts, a rainbow, a butterfly, etc.

14. The single-layer garment of claim 1, or multi-layered garment of claim 2, wherein said shirt's length is at least one that falls at the waist, falls at the lower waist, falls at the hip, falls at the lower hip, is tunic length, or is of any length in-between.

15. A shirt, comprising all of the claims stated above, most notably: a first clothing material portion of a non-absorbent and hydrophobic substance capable of wicking perspiration off a wearer's body as described in claim 1; a second clothing material portion comprised of an absorbent substance and a hydrophilic substance capable of absorbing perspiration from the wearer as described in claim 1; the second clothing material constitutes a region of said garment and said region begins at the front, bottom section of the garment, moves upward from the bottom section, and constitutes about one-third to one-half of the entire front of the shirt so that sweat may be eliminated from the face, eyes, forehead and neck as in claim 10; but that the second clothing material, can be detached by the wearer, and used to wipe the sweat off of the wearer's forehead, face and neck, while the wearer continues to engage in physical activity; and the attachment and detachment occurs by means of a sewing, weaving, stitching, basting, adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives, buttons, fasteners, slide fasteners, heat-sensitive adhesives, VELCRO®, hook and loop fasteners, snaps, and/or zippers; and rather than being fused/integrated, and inseparable, the second clothing material is detachable, and either: 1) while attached, lays on top of the first clothing material, as in claim 2, and is detachable; or 2) while attached, replaces the first clothing material as in claim 1, so that when it is detached, there is no remaining material of any kind in this region of the body until reattachment occurs; and the area or areas of detachment and reattachment can occur anywhere where the two materials intercept so that the most efficient type of detachment and reattachment will occur; and the second clothing material is attached to the exterior of the first clothing material as a geometric shape, asymmetrical shape, or a design or illustration as described in claims 11, 12, and 13 above.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 62/124,644 filed Dec. 29, 2014, and entitled “GARMENT HAVING INTEGRATED SWEAT-ELIMINATING FRONT PANEL OR PANEL SECTIONS.” The entireties of the aforementioned application are incorporated herein by reference.

BACKGROUND

People of all ages and genders engage in physical activity for recreation, exercise and training, or, as a profession, such as construction work. The physical activity causes them to sweat. Sweat, when in large amounts on the forehead, face and neck, can make continuing the physical activity difficult due to the general discomfort it creates, the sweat causes interference with vision, and because the sweat stings when it accidentally enters the eyes. Having to pause to locate a towel to remove the sweat from these areas of the body disrupts the physical activity and is time-consuming. The idea behind the shirt innovation is that the wearer can wipe away the sweat from his or her forehead, face, eyes, and neck, while continuing to engage in the same level of physical activity, and without any time loss. The shirt is also useful upon the ceasing of the physical activity because it quickly and effectively eliminates the sweat from the forehead, face and neck areas at this time as well.

While engaging in physical activity, whether recreational, competitive, or job-related, it is difficult to carry a towel with one's self. Sweat bands and head bands are often problematic because they add bulk, are too tight and restricting, and because they are not made of sufficiently absorbent materials. The person engaging in physical activity has his or her clothing to reduce or eliminate the perspiration from the parts of the body covered by the clothing, but the forehead, face, and neck are without. The sweat on one's face, forehead and neck is disconcerting and the amount of sweat can be invasive. With the use of this innovative shirt, the wearer, who has been running or jogging, for example, can remove his or her sweat while still moving, simply by lifting the absorbent section of the shirt, located on the bottom third to bottom half of the front of the shirt, up toward the face, to wipe away the sweat. The wearer releases the shirt from his or her grasp and continues with the running or jogging. No time has been lost in the activity. The wearer may want to lower his or her face downward towards the bottom section of the shirt, while lifting the section up to the face, in order to get the full range and benefit of the absorbent section of the shirt. It may also help if the person moves his or her face and neck left-to-right across the absorbent section to cause the absorbent section to come into contact with all parts of the face, eyes, forehead, and neck. The fact that the absorbent section makes up one-third to one-half of the bottom region of the front of the shirt means that there will be a sufficient amount of absorbent material available to serve the head and neck regions in this way.

In a varying scenario, the absorbent section is a detachable panel located in the same region of the shirt that, once removed, is used in the same fashion described above to wipe sweat away from the face, forehead, and neck, all the while continuing in the physical activity. The detachable panel may also serve the needs of those engaged in the food serving industry.

SUMMARY

The following presents a simplified summary of the innovation to garner a foundational understanding of some aspects described herein. It is not an extensive summary of the claimed subject matter. It is intended to neither identify key or critical elements of the claimed subject matter nor delineate the scope of the innovation. Its main goal is to provide basic principles regarding the claimed subject matter. A more detailed description follows.

Disclosed is a garment, which is a short-sleeved shirt, or a long-sleeved shirt, of standard length, or tunic length, or any length in between, to be used by individuals of any age or interest who are engaging in physical activity of any kind, and sweat due to their activity, and in particular, the sweat is causing annoyance to the face, forehead, eyes and neck. Because of the sweating, these individuals are unable to proceed as comfortably as they desire to as the profuse amount of sweating creates discomfort, interferes with their vision, and stings their eyes. The shirt is made of clothing material of a relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance able to wick perspiration off of the wearer's body, except that the bottom one-third to one-half of the front of the shirt is made of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic substance which has been integrated and/or combined into the shirt. This region, when grasped by the wearer, can be lifted upward toward the wearer's face, and used to wipe away sweat from the wearer's forehead, eyes, face and neck all the while the wearer continues to engage in the physical activity with zero time loss.

A shirt garment which is used like a towel or sweatband because a portion of the shirt is made of absorbent material such as cotton and this portion has the capability to efficiently wipe sweat away from the user's face, eyes, neck and forehead.

A shirt garment capable of both wicking perspiration off approximately three-quarters of the wearer's body because, approximately three-quarters of the shirt is made of non-absorbent material such as breathable nylon. The remaining one-quarter of the shirt is to be used for the removal of sweat from the forehead, eyes, face and neck because it is made of an absorbent material or materials, such as cotton. This one-quarter area is located in the front lower section of the shirt garment. The wearer grasps the lower section of the shirt upward to his or her face and neck to wipe away the sweat there. This one-quarter section is interwoven into, and physically inseparable from, the non-absorbent material because it has been integrated, interwoven, incorporated, or otherwise fused to the non-absorbent material at the points of connection, such as by a seamless seam or standard seam.

This one-quarter section can replace the non-absorbent material that would otherwise be in this region, or alternately, can be placed and sewn on top of the non-absorbent material in this region, along the exterior side of the non-absorbent material. In this alternate scenario, the shirt may be considered a multi-layer garment because of this particular region.

In addition, according to other illustrative embodiments, this one-quarter section may be detachable from the remainder of the shirt because the two materials are held together by Velcro, or snaps (i.e., in a manner that is detachable secured). Using this method, the wearer is basically carrying a mini-towel along with him or her while engaging in physical activity or certain types of employment. In one scenario, upon detachment of the absorbent material, there will be no under layer of nonabsorbent clothing material. In a second scenario, where the garment is a multi-layer garment, there will be an under layer of nonabsorbent clothing material.

The garment shall be comprised of a first clothing material portion of a relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance capable of wicking perspiration off a wearer's body, and a second clothing material portion of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic substance capable of absorbing sweat from a wearer that is attached to said first clothing material portion.

According to certain embodiments, the single-layer or multi-layer garment may be comprised of a thermal compression material portion of a relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance capable of wicking perspiration off a wearer's body, and a clothing material portion of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic substance capable of absorbing sweat from a wearer that is attached to said thermal compression material portion.

According to other illustrative embodiments, the single-layer garment or multi-layer garment may be comprised of a thermal compression material, and a clothing material of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic material capable of absorbing sweat from a wearer that is detachably secured to said thermal compression material.

In certain illustrative embodiments, the relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic material of the garment may be comprised of lightweight cloth of a type commonly used in athletic jerseys, lightweight stretch fabric material, fabric, nylon, cotton, cotton terry cloth, stretch terry cloth, knitted cotton yarn, flannel, spandex, polyester microfiber, lycra, lycra/spandex hybrid, wicking polyester, open weave, closed weave, mesh, soft textured microfiber yarn with full strength spandex, or any blend of like material.

In other illustrative embodiments, the relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic material of the garment may be comprised of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), chamois leather, or any blend of like material.

According to other embodiments, the shape of the absorbent material may be provided in a variety of suitable shapes and sizes. For example, and without limitation, the shape of the material may comprise a square, rectangular, oval, half-oval, polygonal, octagonal, semicircular, circular, or other geometric shapes, as well as asymmetrical shapes, or any shape.

According to certain illustrative embodiments, the appearance of the absorbent material can feature various designs, illustrations, shapes, sizes, and colors. For example, it can be made in the image of rising flames, rolling waves, lightning bolts, a popular saying, a name of a sports team, a name of a school, college or university, or a picture. It can be a design including, but not limited to multiple columnar wavy lines, squiggle lines, or concentric circles. The absorbent material can be the color fuchsia, and the non-absorbent material can be light-pink.

In other embodiments, the garment may comprise a sport shirt or jersey having identical properties as described herein.

The following description and the annexed drawings set forth in detail certain illustrative aspects of the claimed subject matter. These aspects are indicative, however, and represent but a few of the various ways in which the principles of the innovation may be employed and the claimed subject matter is intended to include all such aspects and their equivalents. Other advantages and novel features of the claimed subject matter will become apparent from the following detailed description of the innovation when considered in conjunction with the drawings.

Provided are drawn figures of various examples. The drawings are merely illustrative and should not be construed as limited to these example shirts in any manner.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 2 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 3 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 4 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 5 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 6 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 7 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 8 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 9 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 10 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 11 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 12 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 13 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

FIG. 14 is a front view of an illustrative embodiment of the garment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

In one scenario, the subject innovation is a unilayer shirt comprised of a first clothing material of a relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance capable of wicking perspiration off a wearer's body, and a second clothing material made of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic substance capable of absorbing perspiration from a wearer that is attached to said first clothing material. The second clothing material takes up the bottom one-half to one-third of the front of the shirt, but may extend upward beyond this region in certain instances. It is intended that the second clothing material is to be lifted upward towards the wearer's face, eyes, forehead and neck to be used to absorb sweat from the face and neck region. The second clothing material either replaces the first clothing material, or covers the exterior of the first clothing material. Where it covers the exterior of the first, the garment may be considered a multilayer garment. In both instances, the first and second clothing material portions can be attached by means of sewing, stitching, adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives, buttons, fasteners, slide fasteners, pressure-sensitive adhesives, hook and loop fasteners, snaps, zippers, or other suitable attaching means. The materials can be interwoven. They are inseparable from each other.

In a second scenario, the shirt, which again is comprised of a first clothing material of a relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance capable of wicking perspiration off a wearer's body, and a second clothing material made of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic material capable of absorbing perspiration from a wearer that is attached to said first clothing material portion. Again, the second clothing material is located at the bottom one-half to one-third of the front of the shirt, and either replaces, or lies on top of, the first clothing material. In this second scenario however, the second clothing material is detachably secured, and it is held in place by a means of snaps, for example, or by VELCRO®, for example. It is intended that the second clothing material is detached by the wearer, while continuing to engage in the physical activity, is wiped across the face, and neck, and then reattached to the lower bottom section of the shirt.

Additionally provided is a unilayer garment including a thermal compression material portion of a relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance capable of wicking perspiration off a wearer's body, and a clothing material portion of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic substance capable of absorbing perspiration from a wearer that is attached to said thermal compression material portion.

Also provided is a multilayer garment including a thermal compression material portion of a relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance capable of wicking perspiration off a wearer's body, and a clothing material portion of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic substance capable of absorbing perspiration from a wearer that is attached to said thermal compression material portion.

Also provided is a garment including a thermal compression material, and a clothing material of a relatively absorbent or hydrophilic material capable of absorbing perspiration from a wearer that is detachably secured to said thermal compression material.

The claimed subject matter is described with reference to the drawings, wherein like reference numerals are used to refer to like elements throughout. In the following description, for purposes of explanation, numerous specific details are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the subject innovation. It may be evident, however, that the claimed subject matter may be practiced without these specific details.

Features that are described and/or illustrated with respect to one embodiment may be used in the same way or in a similar way in one or more other embodiments and/or in combination with or instead of the features of the other embodiments. These and further aspects and features will be apparent with reference to the following description and attached drawings. In the description and drawings, particular embodiments of the subject innovation have been disclosed in detail as being indicative of some of the ways in which the principles of the subject innovation may be employed, but it is understood that the subject innovation is not limited correspondingly in scope. Rather, the subject innovation includes all changes, modifications and equivalents coming within the scope of the claims appended hereto. The accompanying illustrations are examples of the subject disclosure, but the innovation can appear in various embodiments depending on the varying shirt lengths and personal customizations that are not illustrated here.

Of course, those skilled in the art will recognize many modifications may be made to this configuration without departing from the scope or spirit of the claimed subject matter. Moreover, the word “exemplary” is used herein to mean serving as an example, instance, or illustration. Any aspect or design described herein as “exemplary” is not necessarily to be construed as preferred or advantageous over other aspects or designs. It should be emphasized that the term “comprises/comprising” when used in this specification is taken to specify the presence of stated features, integers, steps or components but does not preclude the presence or addition of one or more other features, integers, steps, components or groups thereof.

Referring to the drawings, FIG. 1 depicts a short-sleeve shirt of tunic length for women, or standard length for men, wherein Section II is that of a particular box-like geometric shape—a rectangle. Section I is made of the first clothing material which is the relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance material, and Section II is the relatively absorbent or hydrophilic clothing material, which is disposed about the bottom one-third to one-half of the front of the shirt. The absorbent or hydrophilic clothing material of Section II is shown interwoven into and physically inseparable from the relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance material of Section I. It is connected for example, by a seam or seamless seam. Section I is capable of wicking perspiration off the wearer's body. Section II of the shirt is used for wiping the sweat away from the face, forehead and neck during physical activity. The means for securing the moisture absorbing material to the non-absorbent material of the shirt may include, for example, sewing, stitching, adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives, or the like.

Alternately, Section II of the shirt in FIG. 1 can lay on top of the exterior of the non-absorbing material in the region where Section II is located. In other words, the garment can include the material of Section II on an exterior of the material of Section I so that it is multi-layered in this particular area. The means for securing the moisture absorbing material to the non-absorbent material of the shirt may include, for example, sewing, stitching, adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives, hook and loop fastener, buttons, thread, zipper, heat-activated adhesive, or the like.

Alternately, Section II of the shirt in FIG. 1 can consist of a panel of absorbent or hydrophilic clothing material that is attached, by VELCRO®, or by snaps, for example, to the front of the shirt, rather than being interwoven into the garment, so that it is detachable, and upon detachment, the panel presents itself as a mini-towel to be used about the face, forehead and neck. The means for detachably securing the moisture absorbing material of Section II to the non-absorbent material of the shirt may include, for example, buckles, buttons, snaps, clips, fasteners, VELCRO® hook and loop fasteners, slide fasteners, zippers, and the like. The means for securing the moisture absorbing material of Section II to the non-absorbent material of the shirt are done in such a manner so as not to impede the mobility or motion of the wearer. There may be a layer of non-absorbent material under the moisture absorbing material of Section II, or alternately, there is no under layer.

The shirt in FIG. 1 may also comprise a thermal or compression fit moisture-wicking sports shirt in Section I that features the same Section II of the shirt as an intrinsic element, which is used for wiping the sweat away from the face, forehead and neck during physical activity

It is to be appreciated that although athletes and others who engage in physical activity are used as the primary example of people who will benefit from this shirt, this innovation could be used for all people of all ages during their work activities such as construction workers, mechanics, police officers, the military, medical workers, and people in the food preparation and service industries.

FIG. 2 depicts a short-sleeve shirt of tunic length for women, or standard length for men, wherein Section II is that of a particular shape a convex, or half-circle. Again, Section II is that region of the relatively absorbent or hydrophilic clothing material, which is disposed about the bottom of the front of the shirt and upward to about one-third to one-half of the front of the shirt. Section II is used to wipe away sweat from the wearer's face, forehead, eyes, and neck. The absorbent or hydrophilic clothing material is shown interwoven into and physically inseparable from the relatively non-absorbent or hydrophobic substance of Section I comprising the majority of the shirt material. The shirt eliminates the need for wearers and athletes to dry their face, forehead and neck on external towels, as well as the time used to do so. It also enables the wearer to do without the use of cumbersome sweat bands or head bands. It is to be appreciated that the shirt can be of any type of shirt, shirt length, and sleeve length such as, but not limited to, a tee-shirt, a long sleeved shirt, a three-quarter length shirt, a tank top, a muscle shirt, a sleeveless shirt, or a tunic-length shirt, among others. The garment can also be made of different sizes. In one example, the garment can be sized to have a snug fit. In another example, the garment can be sized to have a loose fit.

FIG. 3 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular shape—a pyramid or triangle, with an inner design of assorted lines.

FIG. 4 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—rolling waves of the ocean.

FIG. 5 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—a wavy line on the top most part with a rectangle bottom.

FIG. 6 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—hearts.

FIG. 7 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—flames.

FIG. 8 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular shape—a convex or half-circle.

FIG. 9 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—wavy lines.

FIG. 10 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular design, illustration, and wording—the word “peace.”

FIG. 11 depicts a short-sleeve shirt of shorter length wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—a curvy line that looks like an “s.”

FIG. 12 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—slanted, columnar, bars.

FIG. 13 depicts a short-sleeve wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—touching circles.

FIG. 14 depicts a short-sleeve shirt wherein Section II is that of a particular design or illustration—a butterfly.

The subject innovation can further provide the first clothing material to comprise a synthetic, non-synthetic or naturally-occurring material. Additionally, the second clothing material can include a synthetic, non-synthetic or naturally-occurring material. The clothing materials can be comprised of any combination of the following, including, but not limited to, lightweight cloth, lightweight stretch fabric material, fabric, nylon, cotton, cotton terry cloth, stretch terry cloth, knitted cotton yarn, flannel, spandex, polyester microfiber, lycra, lycra/spandex hybrid, wicking polyester, open weave, closed weave, mesh, or soft textured microfiber yarn with full strength spandex, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), chamois leather, or any blend of material.

The subject innovation includes a garment in which the second material can be a shape such as, but not limited to, a rectangular shaped, a square shaped, a circular shaped, an oval shaped, or an octagonal shaped. The garment can further include the second clothing material is an image, or design, such as wavy or squiggly line, rolling wave, flames of a fire, a shape, or shapes, a word, a logo, slogan, phrase, emblem, symbol, at least one letter, at least one number, a sports teams logo, school logo, college logo, university logo, or corporate logo.

The thermal compression material can be comprised of one or more from the group of elastane, neoprene, nylon, polyester, polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), spandex, and urethane. The thermal compression material can be a dry fit shirt.

It will be understood that the embodiment(s) described herein is/are merely exemplary, and that one skilled in the art may make variations and modifications without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. All such variations and modifications are intended to be included within the scope of the invention as described hereinabove. Further, all embodiments disclosed are not necessarily in the alternative, as various embodiments may be combined to provide the desired result.

What has been described above includes examples of the subject innovation. It is, of course, not possible to describe every conceivable combination of components or methodologies for purposes of describing the claimed subject matter, but one of ordinary skill in the art may recognize that many further combinations and permutations of the subject innovation are possible. Accordingly, the claimed subject matter is intended to embrace all such alterations, modifications, and variations that fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

Specific embodiments of an innovation are disclosed herein. One of ordinary skill in the art will readily recognize that the innovation may have other applications in other environments. In fact, many embodiments and implementations are possible. The following claims are in no way intended to limit the scope of the subject innovation to the specific embodiments described above. In addition, any recitation of “means for” is intended to evoke a means-plus-function reading of an element and a claim, whereas, any elements that do not specifically use the recitation “means for,” are not intended to be read as means-plus-function elements, even if the claim otherwise includes the word “means.”

The aforementioned systems have been described with respect to interaction between several components. It can be appreciated that such systems and components can include those components or specified sub-components, some of the specified components or sub-components, and/or additional components, and according to various permutations and combinations of the foregoing. Sub-components can also be implemented as components communicatively coupled to other components rather than included within parent components (hierarchical). Additionally, it should be noted that one or more components may be combined into a single component providing aggregate functionality or divided into several separate sub-components, and any one or more middle layers, such as a management layer, may be provided to communicatively couple to such sub-components in order to provide integrated functionality. Any components described herein may also interact with one or more other components not specifically described herein but generally known by those of skill in the art.

Although the subject innovation has been shown and described with respect to a certain preferred embodiment or embodiments, it is obvious that equivalent alterations and modifications will occur to others skilled in the art upon the reading and understanding of this specification and the attached drawings. In particular regard to the various functions performed by the above described elements (e.g., components, assemblies, devices, compositions, garments, materials, etc.), the terms (including a reference to a “means”) used to describe such elements are intended to correspond, unless otherwise indicated, to any element which performs the specified function of the described element (e.g., that is functionally equivalent), even though not structurally equivalent to the disclosed structure which performs the function in the herein illustrated exemplary embodiment or embodiments of the innovation. In addition, while a particular feature of the innovation may have been described above with respect to only one or more of several illustrated embodiments, such feature may be combined with one or more other features of the other embodiments, as may be desired and advantageous for any given or particular application. Although certain embodiments have been shown and described, it is understood that equivalents and modifications falling within the scope of the appended claims will occur to others who are skilled in the art upon the reading and understanding of this specification.

In addition, while a particular feature of the subject innovation may have been disclosed with respect to only one of several implementations, such feature may be combined with one or more other features of the other implementations as may be desired and advantageous for any given or particular application. Furthermore, to the extent that the terms “includes,” “including,” “has,” “contains” variants thereof, and other similar words are used in either the detailed description or the claims, these terms are intended to be inclusive in a manner similar to the term “comprising” as an open transition word without precluding any additional or other elements.