Class 450: FOUNDATION GARMENTS ( Manual of U.S. Patent Classification )

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as of June 30, 2000


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Subclass Title
2[Patents] . With shoulder or back brace
3[Patents] . With midriff covering extension terminating adjacent waistline, e.g., "longline"
4[Patents] . . With additional means interiorly attached to extension to support the diaphragm area
5[Patents] . . Midriff extension includes overlapping relatively movable parts
6[Patents] . . With means to attach extension to subjacent body-supporter or garment, e.g., hold-downs
7[Patents] . Combined with subjacent body supporters, e.g., foundation garment
8[Patents] . . Including plural superimposed supporting panels or bands
9[Patents] . . . With separable closure for each layer
10[Patents] . . . Each layer separately encircles body
11[Patents] . . Including apparel-type garment
12[Patents] . . Vertically slidable overlapped portions between breast and torso support
13[Patents] . . . With elastically extensible connector
14[Patents] . . Detachably secured to subjacent supporter by separable fastener
15[Patents] . . Subjacent supporter unattached at front
16[Patents] . . Subjacent supporter unattached at back
17[Patents] . . Front center separable closure for both breast and torso support
18[Patents] . . With size adjustment for both, e.g., maternity type
19[Patents] . . Including plural elastic panels or inserts with diversely oriented lines of elasticity
20[Patents] . . Including elastic portions with varying modulus of elasticity
21[Patents] . . Including elastic portion with stretch inhibitor of limit
22[Patents] . . Subjacent supporter includes crotch member
23[Patents] . . Wraparound overlapped type torso support
24[Patents] . . Including panels having pleats or folds to permit size increase
25[Patents] . . Stepwise girth adjustment
26[Patents] . . With separable fastener or connector for apparel-type garment
27[Patents] . . Low out at back
28[Patents] . With separable fastener or connector for apparel-type garment
29[Patents] . . For hosiery
30[Patents] . Combined with apparel-type garment
31[Patents] . . Breast supporting member within other garment
32[Patents] . . . Removable breast supporter
33[Patents] . . Subjacent garment attached at front only
34[Patents] . . With means providing girthwise elasticity for brassiere
35[Patents] . . . Portion of garment covers elastic connector at back
36[Patents] . Closable aperture permits access to breast i.e., nursing type
37[Patents] . With lacteal fluid receptor or shield
38[Patents] . With inflatable or liquid-containing chambers
39[Patents] . Molded preshaped shell-like cup, e.g., plastic latex
40[Patents] . . Strand-type fabric with thermoplastic fibers or filaments
41[Patents] . With stiffening strips, strands, or stays, e.g., wired
42[Patents] . . Cup form includes spirally arranged strip
43[Patents] . . Woven or braided strand-type fabric, e.g.,wire gauze
44[Patents] . . Cup form includes latticework of strips
45[Patents] . . Paired strips or stays for cup rims with connecting span
46[Patents] . . . With separable joint between paired stays
47[Patents] . . . Annular cup-rim-encircling stays
48[Patents] . . . Stays with conneting span form U, V, H, or V shape between the breasts
49[Patents] . . . Cup fabric has tunnels separably retaining joined stays
50[Patents] . . Plural separate stays diagonally crossing between cups
51[Patents] . . Annular cup-rim encircling stay individual to one cup
52[Patents] . . Single stay individual to one cup with arcuate portion along bottom rim of cup, e.g., U-shaped
53[Patents] . With stiffened supporting means contacting only lower half of breast
54[Patents] . With means to separably retain breast-form-supplementing pads
55[Patents] . With cup-supplementing means to add volume to breast, e.g., pads
56[Patents] . . Applied to only lower half of breast
57[Patents] . . Pads, per se.
58[Patents] . Separable at front center
59[Patents] . With cup supplementing uplift straps or slings diagonally crossing at front center
60[Patents] . With floatingly attached cup-supplementing breast supporting strip or panel
61[Patents] . . Forming breast-receiving pouch with cup bottom
62[Patents] . . Supplementary means includes body-girdling straps
63[Patents] . . Attaching means includes adjustment feature
64[Patents] . Straps narrow bands only, i.e., skeletal type
65[Patents] . Elastically expansible cup or cup rim
66[Patents] . . All-elastic cup
67[Patents] . . Expansible cup rim, e.g., elastic shirring
68[Patents] . . With means to vary size of breast cups
69[Patents] . . By vertical gathering of material between the cups
70[Patents] . Cups joined to common subjacent elastic strip of panel
71[Patents] . With variable length connector between cups
72[Patents] . . Elastic connector
73[Patents] . . . With additional nonelastic connector means
74[Patents] . Including plural elastic panels or inserts with diversely oriented directions of elasticity
75[Patents] . Including elastic portions with variable modulus of elasticity
76[Patents] . Including elastic portion with stretch inhibitor or limiter
77[Patents] . With girthwise inelastic size adjustment additional to separable closure
78[Patents] . With means to gather peripheral edge, e.g., drawstring
79[Patents] . Body band has overlapping separately secured ends
80[Patents] . Resilient body-clasping band
81[Patents] . With adhesive means or vacuum cup to secure to body
82[Patents] . Body-embracing band includes detachable connector unit
83[Patents] . Body-embracing band means includes vertically spaced portions
84[Patents] . . One portion is narrow waist-encircling band
85[Patents] . Extended length wraparound body bands
86[Patents] . Shoulder strap arrangements and connecting features
87[Patents] . . Connected by floating extension at or below horizontal mid-cup region
88[Patents] . . Detachable, e.g., convertible to strapless
89[Patents] . With compartment for carrying articles, e.g., coin pocket
90[Patents] . With reinforcing stitching
91[Patents] . Reversible
92[Patents] . Methods of making or assembling
93[Patents] . Materials
95[Patents] . Combined with apparel type garment
96[Patents] . With shoulder or upper back brace
97[Patents] . Comprising sheet rubber or deposited rubber or latex
98[Patents] . With means bridging or filling out hollows in the body
99[Patents] . With individual buttock-receiving concavities
100[Patents] . With crotch or leg straps or leg-encircling parts
101[Patents] . . Upper-leg-encircling compressor, e.g., thigh reducers
102[Patents] . . With detachably connected crotch piece
103[Patents] . . . Completely removable
104[Patents] . . Including crotch piece, e.g., panty girdle
105[Patents] . . . With opening therethrough, e.g., overlapped panel
106[Patents] . . Leg anchors
107[Patents] . Comprising latticework of narrow strips or bands, e.g., skeletal
108[Patents] . With apertured insert-type panel for ventilation
109[Patents] . With stiffener for upper margin, terminating substantially above lower margin, e.g., waistline antiroll
110[Patents] . With means to supportingly engage apparel-type garment, e.g., skirt supporters
111[Patents] . . Hosiery supporter
112[Patents] . With means to resist vertical motion on body, e.g., friction grips
113[Patents] . . Over-shoulder straps
114[Patents] . With stiff or nonflaccid body-supporting plate or panel
115[Patents] . With elastic portions having means to limit or control stretching thereof
116[Patents] . Elastic in entirely (may include nonelastic closures or girth adjusters)
117[Patents] . . Edge joined multipanel
118[Patents] . . . With nonparallel lines of elasticity
119[Patents] . Belt-operated lacing for closures or adjusters
120[Patents] . Vertically slidable overlapped portions, e.g., "telescoping"
121[Patents] . One portion laced through aperture in another portion
122[Patents] . With superimposed supporting panels or bands
123[Patents] . . At least one layer includes elastic feature
124[Patents] . . . Superimposed elastic layers having nonparallel lines of elasticity
125[Patents] . . Layers are readily separable (detachable) one from another
126[Patents] . . . With selectively different assembled positions
127[Patents] . . Each layer circumferentially separable, with closure
128[Patents] . . Each layer substantially separately encircles body
129[Patents] . Having pretensioning means bridging girthwise closure
130[Patents] . Elastic portions have nonparallel lines of elasticity
131[Patents] . Elastic bands or panels with varying modulus of elasticity or with stretch limiter
132[Patents] . With elastic band, panel, or portion, e.g., gussets
133[Patents] . . Detachably secured to garment
134[Patents] . Girth adjustment by predetermined increments
135[Patents] . . With insertable or removable girth-changing units
136[Patents] . Having girth adjuster and separate nonadjustable separable fastener for closure
137[Patents] . With plural separately acting girth dimension adjusters
138[Patents] . . Vertically spaced
139[Patents] . With stays at closure edges having nonflaccid interengaging fastening means
140[Patents] . Plural disconnectable panels with selectively different assembled positions
141[Patents] . Lacing-type closure with flaccid lace-receiving eyelet or loop
142[Patents] . Closures or girth adjusters with interiorly disposed chafing shield
143[Patents] . With stiffening strips or stays
144[Patents] . . Including stay-reinforcers at waistline or broken stay shields
145[Patents] . . Movably articulated directly one to another
146[Patents] . . Readily separable from supporter, e.g., from pockets
147[Patents] . . Having means to interengage with lacing cord
148[Patents] . With closure means for access opening at lower rear margin of buttock girdling member
149[Patents] . With insertable or removble panel unit, e.g., "convertible"
150[Patents] . With article carrying pockets
151[Patents] . Panels reinforced by tapes or bands
152[Patents] . With loops for dooning
153[Patents] . Protective covers, liners, or shields
154[Patents] . Waistline type, i.e., limited vertical extent
155[Patents] . Abdominal uplifting sling type
156[Patents] . Materials and making, e.g., pattern layouts

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