ApplicationNo. 814506 filed on 12/30/1991
US Classes:2/104, Nursing2/73, Underwear2/105, Dress450/7, Combined with subjacent body supporters, e.g., foundation garment450/30, Combined with apparel-type garment450/31, Breast supporting member within other garment450/32, Removable breast supporter450/37, With lacteal fluid receptor or shield450/57Pads, per se.
ExaminersPrimary: Chapman, Jeanette E.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesA41D 001/20
AbstractThe garment is provided featuring stretchable, resilient straps and a bodice. The straps are sufficiently resilient and suitably stretchable so that when a women wearing the garment pulls down the bodice, she can expose a breast for nursing and when through, she can return the bodice to its original position covering the breast. Straps and bodice are resilient such that garment regains it as original shape when returned to the original position. In this fashion, a women wearing the garment is able to expose the breast for nursing with one easy motion without having to deal with flaps or buttons or the like. The invention also provides female snap fasteners on the inner surface of the cups so that breast pads may be removeably fixed thereto. Thus, the invention provides a garment which is self sufficient, not requiring a bra for the use of breast pads. Bodice also fits snugly enough to hold nursing pads in place even if they are not snapped in.
Field of SearchUnderwear
Breast supporting member within other garment
Removable breast supporter
With means providing girthwise elasticity for brassiere
Portion of garment covers elastic connector at back
Closable aperture permits access to breast i.e., nursing type
With lacteal fluid receptor or shield
Molded preshaped shell-like cup, e.g., plastic latex
Strand-type fabric with thermoplastic fibers or filaments
Pads, per se.
Combined with subjacent body supporters, e.g., foundation garment