Easy To Use Patents Search & Patent Lawyer Directory

At Patents you can conduct a Patent Search, File a Patent Application, find a Patent Attorney, or search available technology through our Patent Exchange. Patents are available using simple keyword or date criteria. If you are looking to hire a patent attorney, you've come to the right place. Protect your idea and hire a patent lawyer.


Search All Patents:



  This Patent May Be For Sale or Lease. Contact Us

  Is This Your Patent? Claim This Patent Now.



Register or Login To Download This Patent As A PDF




United States Patent Application 20190125001
Kind Code A1
Killian; Marvin R. May 2, 2019

BUTTON UP ATHLETIC-FITTING MALE UNDERWEAR

Abstract

A pair of underwear for males, comprising a pair of form-fitting male underwear extending from approximately the waistline to the upper thighs, with an opening for the waist and two openings for the thighs. Two flaps positioned at the front mid-line of the waistline, have a single button-hole closure at the waistline. The two flaps in a closed positioned formed by the fastened single-hole closure overlap each other with a right flap including a button hole, and the left flap including a button, with the right flap overlapping the left flap.


Inventors: Killian; Marvin R.; (York, SC)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Killian; Marvin R.

York

SC

US
Family ID: 1000002994133
Appl. No.: 15/795775
Filed: October 27, 2017


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A41B 9/026 20130101; A41B 9/001 20130101; A41B 9/005 20130101; A41F 1/02 20130101; A44B 1/00 20130101
International Class: A41B 9/02 20060101 A41B009/02; A41B 9/00 20060101 A41B009/00; A41F 1/02 20060101 A41F001/02; A44B 1/00 20060101 A44B001/00

Claims



1. A pair of underwear for males, comprising: a pair of form-fitting male underwear extending from approximately the waistline to the upper thighs, with an opening for the waist and two openings for the thighs; two flaps positioned at the front mid-line of the waistline, having a single button-hole closure at the waistline; wherein the two flaps in a closed position formed by the fastened single-hole closure overlap each other with a right flap including a button hole and the left flap including a button, the right flap overlapping the left flap.

2. The underwear of claim 1, wherein the underwear comprises boxer briefs or midway briefs.

3. The underwear of claim 1, wherein the underwear comprises a fiber blend of cotton and spandex.

4. The underwear of claim 1, wherein the right flap and the left flap extends downward from the waist opening approximately between 21/2'' and 5''.

5. The underwear of claim 1, wherein the thigh openings include an elastic hem.
Description



CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION(S)

[0001] Not applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to the field of men's underwear, more particularly to a style of underwear known as boxer briefs and/or midway briefs having an athletic fit.

2. Description of Related Art

[0003] Men's underwear can be especially vexing, prone to binding and difficult for many men to manipulate for voiding. Traditional American underwear styles for men fell into two broad categories: 1) briefs and 2) boxer. In recent years, other styles have gained popularity, including boxer briefs and midway briefs. Boxer and midway briefs can be especially problematic, because they generally have an athletic fit close to the skin and can become damp and clammy on hot days, difficult to manipulate for access to void.

[0004] Despite drawbacks, boxer briefs and midway briefs are gaining in popularity. Boxer briefs provide more room for male genitals than traditional briefs, providing enhanced comfort. Such underwear styles can help wick perspiration away more efficiently and keeps slacks drier and can overall offer better comfort, especially in cold weather.

[0005] Based on the foregoing, there is a need in the art an improved design for boxer briefs, which will facilitate increased ease of manipulation to improve access for going to the rest room.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] A pair of underwear for males, comprising a pair of form-fitting male underwear extending from approximately the waistline to the upper thighs, with an opening for the waist and two openings for the thighs. Two flaps positioned at the front mid-line of the waistline, have a single button-hole closure at the waistline. The two flaps in a closed positioned formed by the fastened single-hole closure overlap each other with a right flap including a button hole, and the left flap including a button, with the right flap overlapping the left flap.

[0007] The underwear comprises boxer briefs or midway briefs.

[0008] The underwear comprises a fiber blend of cotton and spandex.

[0009] The underwear comprises the right flap and the left flap extending downward from the waist opening approximately between 21/2'' and 5''.

[0010] The underwear comprises the thigh openings include an elastic hem.

[0011] Advantages:

[0012] 1. Improved comfort.

[0013] 2. Easier access.

[0014] The foregoing, and other features and advantages of the invention, will be apparent from the following, more particular description of the preferred embodiments of the invention, the accompanying drawings, and the claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0015] For a more complete understanding of the present invention, the objects and advantages thereof, reference is now made to the ensuing descriptions taken in connection with the accompanying drawings briefly described as follows.

[0016] FIG. 1 is a front view of the men's boxer briefs, according to an embodiment of the present invention;

[0017] FIG. 2 is a front view of the men's boxer briefs show how the briefs open, according to an embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0018] Preferred embodiments of the present invention and their advantages may be understood by referring to FIGS. 1-2, wherein like reference numerals refer to like elements.

[0019] Embodiments of the invention are discussed below with reference to the Figures. However, those skilled in the art will readily appreciate that the detailed description given herein with respect to these figures is for explanatory purposes as the invention extends beyond these limited embodiments. For example, it should be appreciated that those skilled in the art will, in light of the teachings of the present invention, recognize a multiplicity of alternate and suitable approaches, depending upon the needs of the particular application, to implement the functionality of any given detail described herein, beyond the particular implementation choices in the following embodiments described and shown. That is, there are numerous modifications and variations of the invention that are too numerous to be listed but that all fit within the scope of the invention. Also, singular words should be read as plural and vice versa and masculine as feminine and vice versa, where appropriate, and alternative embodiments do not necessarily imply that the two are mutually exclusive.

[0020] It is to be further understood that the present invention is not limited to the particular methodology, compounds, materials, manufacturing techniques, uses, and applications, described herein, as these may vary. It is also to be understood that the terminology used herein is used for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only, and is not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. It must be noted that as used herein and in the appended claims, the singular forms "a," "an," and "the" include the plural reference unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Thus, for example, a reference to "an element" is a reference to one or more elements and includes equivalents thereof known to those skilled in the art. Similarly, for another example, a reference to "a step" or "a means" is a reference to one or more steps or means and may include sub-steps and subservient means. All conjunctions used are to be understood in the most inclusive sense possible. Thus, the word "or" should be understood as having the definition of a logical "or" rather than that of a logical "exclusive or" unless the context clearly necessitates otherwise. Structures described herein are to be understood also to refer to functional equivalents of such structures. Language that may be construed to express approximation should be so understood unless the context clearly dictates otherwise.

[0021] Unless defined otherwise, all technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meanings as commonly understood by one of ordinary skill in the art to which this invention belongs. Preferred methods, techniques, devices, and materials are described, although any methods, techniques, devices, or materials similar or equivalent to those described herein may be used in the practice or testing of the present invention. Structures described herein are to be understood also to refer to functional equivalents of such structures. The present invention will now be described in detail with reference to embodiments thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

[0022] From reading the present disclosure, other variations and modifications will be apparent to persons skilled in the art. Such variations and modifications may involve equivalent and other features which are already known in the art, and which may be used instead of or in addition to features already described herein.

[0023] Although Claims have been formulated in this Application to particular combinations of features, it should be understood that the scope of the disclosure of the present invention also includes any novel feature or any novel combination of features disclosed herein either explicitly or implicitly or any generalization thereof, whether or not it relates to the same invention as presently claimed in any Claim and whether or not it mitigates any or all of the same technical problems as does the present invention.

[0024] Features which are described in the context of separate embodiments may also be provided in combination in a single embodiment. Conversely, various features which are, for brevity, described in the context of a single embodiment, may also be provided separately or in any suitable subcombination. The Applicants hereby give notice that new Claims may be formulated to such features and/or combinations of such features during the prosecution of the present Application or of any further Application derived therefrom.

[0025] References to "one embodiment," "an embodiment," "example embodiment," "various embodiments," etc., may indicate that the embodiment(s) of the invention so described may include a particular feature, structure, or characteristic, but not every embodiment necessarily includes the particular feature, structure, or characteristic. Further, repeated use of the phrase "in one embodiment," or "in an exemplary embodiment," do not necessarily refer to the same embodiment, although they may.

[0026] Headings provided herein are for convenience and are not to be taken as limiting the disclosure in any way.

[0027] The enumerated listing of items does not imply that any or all of the items are mutually exclusive, unless expressly specified otherwise.

[0028] The terms "a", "an" and "the" mean "one or more", unless expressly specified otherwise.

[0029] Devices or system modules that are in at least general communication with each other need not be in continuous communication with each other, unless expressly specified otherwise. In addition, devices or system modules that are in at least general communication with each other may communicate directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries.

[0030] A description of an embodiment with several components in communication with each other does not imply that all such components are required. On the contrary a variety of optional components are described to illustrate the wide variety of possible embodiments of the present invention.

[0031] As is well known to those skilled in the art many careful considerations and compromises typically must be made when designing for the optimal manufacture of a commercial implementation any system, and in particular, the embodiments of the present invention. A commercial implementation in accordance with the spirit and teachings of the present invention may configured according to the needs of the particular application, whereby any aspect(s), feature(s), function(s), result(s), component(s), approach(es), or step(s) of the teachings related to any described embodiment of the present invention may be suitably omitted, included, adapted, mixed and matched, or improved and/or optimized by those skilled in the art, using their average skills and known techniques, to achieve the desired implementation that addresses the needs of the particular application.

[0032] The present invention will now be described in detail with reference to embodiments thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

[0033] FIG. 1 depicts a pair of men's athletic-fitting boxer briefs according to an embodiment of the invention. The boxer brief 100 include a brief body 105 typically constructed from a fiber blend such as cotton and spandex. The boxer brief 100 design provides form-fitting coverage for the midsection from the approximate waistline to the upper thighs. An elastic waistband 110 around the upper part of the brief body 105 can be used to securely hold up the briefs. There can also be an elastic hem sewn around the bottom end openings of the two thigh portion 111.

[0034] In an embodiment, the elastic waistband 110 can include a button and button-hole closure 115 positioned approximately at the mid-line of the abdomen. A left flap 120 (as viewed from the front) includes the button of the button-hole closure 115. 115. A right flap 125 includes the hole of the button-role closure 115. In a closed configuration, the right flap 125 overlaps the left flap 120.

[0035] FIG. 2 shows how the boxer briefs open at the flaps 120 and 125 in FIG. 1 according to an embodiment of the invention. The boxer brief 200 include a brief body 205 providing form-fitting coverage for the midsection from the waist to the thighs. Elastic waistband 210 around the upper part of the brief body 205 can securely hold up the brief 200. There can also be an elastic hem sewn around the bottom end openings of the two thigh portion 211.

[0036] In an embodiment, the elastic waistband 210 can include a button and button-hole closure 215 positioned approximately at the mid-line of the abdomen. A left flap 220 (as viewed from the front) can include the button of the button-hole closure 215 and as depicted can open to the left. A right flap 225 can include the hole of the button-role closure 215 and can open to the right. The right flap 225 is configured to overlap the left flap 220 in a closed configuration with the button-hole closure 215 buttoned closed. The right flap 225 and left flap 220 can extend downward from the waistband 210 from between about 21/2'' and 5''.

[0037] The invention has been described herein using specific embodiments for the purposes of illustration only. It will be readily apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art, however, that the principles of the invention can be embodied in other ways. Therefore, the invention should not be regarded as being limited in scope to the specific embodiments disclosed herein, but instead as being fully commensurate in scope with the following claims.

* * * * *

File A Patent Application

  • Protect your idea -- Don't let someone else file first. Learn more.

  • 3 Easy Steps -- Complete Form, application Review, and File. See our process.

  • Attorney Review -- Have your application reviewed by a Patent Attorney. See what's included.