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Class Information
Number: 450
Name: Foundation garments >
Description: This class includes devices which are specifically designed to fit the human body to protect, compress, support, restrain or alter the configuration of the body torso or a portion thereof, e.g., the female mammae, or those portions of the body lying below the mammae and extending along a line below the abdomen portion of the body to the region of the thighs.










Class Number Class Name No. of Patents
450/1

Breast or chest, e.g., brassieres

202
450/79

Body band has overlapping separately secured ends

25
450/82

Body-embracing band includes detachable connector unit

18
450/83

Body-embracing band means includes vertically spaced portions

1
450/84

One portion is narrow waist-encircling band

2
450/36

Closable aperture permits access to breast i.e., nursing type

100
450/30

Combined with apparel-type garment

60
450/31

Breast supporting member within other garment

58
450/32

Removable breast supporter

24
450/33

Subjacent garment attached at front only

20
450/34

With means providing girthwise elasticity for brassiere

3
450/35

Portion of garment covers elastic connector at back

1
450/7

Combined with subjacent body supporters, e.g., foundation garment

26
450/14

Detachably secured to subjacent supporter by separable fastener

8
450/17

Front center separable closure for both breast and torso support

7
450/11

Including apparel-type garment

7
450/21

Including elastic portion with stretch inhibitor of limit

4
450/20

Including elastic portions with varying modulus of elasticity

9
450/24

Including panels having pleats or folds to permit size increase

0
450/19

Including plural elastic panels or inserts with diversely oriented lines of elasticity

9
450/8

Including plural superimposed supporting panels or bands

19
450/10

Each layer separately encircles body

1
450/9

With separable closure for each layer

3
450/27

Low out at back

4
450/25

Stepwise girth adjustment

5
450/22

Subjacent supporter includes crotch member

11
450/16

Subjacent supporter unattached at back

3
450/15

Subjacent supporter unattached at front

3
450/12

Vertically slidable overlapped portions between breast and torso support

2
450/13

With elastically extensible connector

3
450/26

With separable fastener or connector for apparel-type garment

4
450/18

With size adjustment for both, e.g., maternity type

5
450/23

Wraparound overlapped type torso support

11
450/70

Cups joined to common subjacent elastic strip of panel

31
450/65

Elastically expansible cup or cup rim

37
450/66

All-elastic cup

27
450/69

By vertical gathering of material between the cups

9
450/67

Expansible cup rim, e.g., elastic shirring

16
450/68

With means to vary size of breast cups

12
450/85

Extended length wraparound body bands

18
450/76

Including elastic portion with stretch inhibitor or limiter

17
450/75

Including elastic portions with variable modulus of elasticity

31
450/74

Including plural elastic panels or inserts with diversely oriented directions of elasticity

31
450/93

Materials

70
450/92

Methods of making or assembling

79
450/39

Molded preshaped shell-like cup, e.g., plastic latex

114
450/40

Strand-type fabric with thermoplastic fibers or filaments

17
450/80

Resilient body-clasping band

10
450/91

Reversible

4
450/58

Separable at front center

92
450/86

Shoulder strap arrangements and connecting features

169
450/87

Connected by floating extension at or below horizontal mid-cup region

0
450/88

Detachable, e.g., convertible to strapless

43
450/64

Straps narrow bands only, i.e., skeletal type

15
450/81

With adhesive means or vacuum cup to secure to body

77
450/89

With compartment for carrying articles, e.g., coin pocket

28
450/59

With cup supplementing uplift straps or slings diagonally crossing at front center

24
450/55

With cup-supplementing means to add volume to breast, e.g., pads

44
450/56

Applied to only lower half of breast

15
450/57

Pads, per se.

199
450/60

With floatingly attached cup-supplementing breast supporting strip or panel

39
450/63

Attaching means includes adjustment feature

26
450/61

Forming breast-receiving pouch with cup bottom

15
450/62

Supplementary means includes body-girdling straps

15
450/77

With girthwise inelastic size adjustment additional to separable closure

4
450/38

With inflatable or liquid-containing chambers

73
450/37

With lacteal fluid receptor or shield

77
450/78

With means to gather peripheral edge, e.g., drawstring

6
450/54

With means to separably retain breast-form-supplementing pads

114
450/3

With midriff covering extension terminating adjacent waistline, e.g., "longline"

8
450/5

Midriff extension includes overlapping relatively movable parts

5
450/4

With additional means interiorly attached to extension to support the diaphragm area

3
450/6

With means to attach extension to subjacent body-supporter or garment, e.g., hold-downs

3
450/90

With reinforcing stitching

1
450/28

With separable fastener or connector for apparel-type garment

8
450/29

For hosiery

1
450/2

With shoulder or back brace

4
450/53

With stiffened supporting means contacting only lower half of breast

22
450/41

With stiffening strips, strands, or stays, e.g., wired

126
450/51

Annular cup-rim encircling stay individual to one cup

32
450/44

Cup form includes latticework of strips

4
450/42

Cup form includes spirally arranged strip

3
450/45

Paired strips or stays for cup rims with connecting span

21
450/47

Annular cup-rim-encircling stays

22
450/49

Cup fabric has tunnels separably retaining joined stays

17
450/48

Stays with conneting span form u, v, h, or v shape between the breasts

9
450/46

With separable joint between paired stays

1
450/50

Plural separate stays diagonally crossing between cups

0
450/52

Single stay individual to one cup with arcuate portion along bottom rim of cup, e.g., u-shaped

54
450/43

Woven or braided strand-type fabric, e.g.,wire gauze

12
450/71

With variable length connector between cups

10
450/72

Elastic connector

6
450/73

With additional nonelastic connector means

3
450/94

For lower torso including thighs, e.g., corset, girdles

12
450/155

Abdominal uplifting sling type

68
450/119

Belt-operated lacing for closures or adjusters

1
450/142

Closures or girth adjusters with interiorly disposed chafing shield

3
450/95

Combined with apparel type garment

15
450/107

Comprising latticework of narrow strips or bands, e.g., skeletal

6
450/97

Comprising sheet rubber or deposited rubber or latex

11
450/131

Elastic bands or panels with varying modulus of elasticity or with stretch limiter

10
450/116

Elastic in entirely (may include nonelastic closures or girth adjusters)

8
450/117

Edge joined multipanel

9
450/118

With nonparallel lines of elasticity

3
450/130

Elastic portions have nonparallel lines of elasticity

4
450/134

Girth adjustment by predetermined increments

5
450/135

With insertable or removable girth-changing units

3
450/136

Having girth adjuster and separate nonadjustable separable fastener for closure

1
450/129

Having pretensioning means bridging girthwise closure

0
450/141

Lacing-type closure with flaccid lace-receiving eyelet or loop

1
450/156

Materials and making, e.g., pattern layouts

13
450/121

One portion laced through aperture in another portion

3
450/151

Panels reinforced by tapes or bands

4
450/140

Plural disconnectable panels with selectively different assembled positions

4
450/153

Protective covers, liners, or shields

6
450/120

Vertically slidable overlapped portions, e.g., "telescoping"

2
450/154

Waistline type, i.e., limited vertical extent

7
450/108

With apertured insert-type panel for ventilation

1
450/150

With article carrying pockets

11
450/148

With closure means for access opening at lower rear margin of buttock girdling member

0
450/100

With crotch or leg straps or leg-encircling parts

20
450/104

Including crotch piece, e.g., panty girdle

10
450/105

With opening therethrough, e.g., overlapped panel

0
450/106

Leg anchors

7
450/101

Upper-leg-encircling compressor, e.g., thigh reducers

7
450/102

With detachably connected crotch piece

12
450/103

Completely removable

8
450/132

With elastic band, panel, or portion, e.g., gussets

15
450/133

Detachably secured to garment

3
450/115

With elastic portions having means to limit or control stretching thereof

16
450/99

With individual buttock-receiving concavities

12
450/149

With insertable or removble panel unit, e.g., "convertible"

3
450/152

With loops for dooning

0
450/98

With means bridging or filling out hollows in the body

7
450/112

With means to resist vertical motion on body, e.g., friction grips

4
450/113

Over-shoulder straps

1
450/110

With means to supportingly engage apparel-type garment, e.g., skirt supporters

2
450/111

Hosiery supporter

2
450/137

With plural separately acting girth dimension adjusters

1
450/138

Vertically spaced

0
450/96

With shoulder or upper back brace

12
450/139

With stays at closure edges having nonflaccid interengaging fastening means

1
450/114

With stiff or nonflaccid body-supporting plate or panel

5
450/109

With stiffener for upper margin, terminating substantially above lower margin, e.g., waistline antiroll

1
450/143

With stiffening strips or stays

7
450/147

Having means to interengage with lacing cord

0
450/144

Including stay-reinforcers at waistline or broken stay shields

4
450/145

Movably articulated directly one to another

1
450/146

Readily separable from supporter, e.g., from pockets

5
450/122

With superimposed supporting panels or bands

17
450/123

At least one layer includes elastic feature

9
450/124

Superimposed elastic layers having nonparallel lines of elasticity

6
450/127

Each layer circumferentially separable, with closure

0
450/128

Each layer substantially separately encircles body

0
450/125

Layers are readily separable (detachable) one from another

2
450/126

With selectively different assembled positions

6
 
 
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