GB2027330A - Articles of clothing - Google Patents

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GB2027330A
GB2027330A GB7833021A GB7833021A GB2027330A GB 2027330 A GB2027330 A GB 2027330A GB 7833021 A GB7833021 A GB 7833021A GB 7833021 A GB7833021 A GB 7833021A GB 2027330 A GB2027330 A GB 2027330A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41FGARMENT FASTENINGS; SUSPENDERS
    • A41F1/00Fastening devices specially adapted for garments
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D13/00Professional, industrial, or sporting protective garments, e.g. garments affording protection against blows or punches, surgeon's gowns
    • A41D13/12Surgeons' or patients' gowns or dresses
    • A41D13/129Donning facilities, e.g. characterized by the opening

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Articles of clothing are provided, according to the invention which have at least two tubular portions, each of which portions is intended to receive the limb of a wearer. Each portion is readily openable and closable along the length of the portion to facilitate fitting of the article and removal of the article from the wearer. The tubular portions are preferably readily openable and closable by such means for example as a zip fastener, stud buttons or self sealing strip formed as a seam along the length of the tubular portions of the article. Preferably the article when opened is a single piece.

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SPECIFICATION Articles of clothing The invention relates to clothes which are simple to put and to take off and which alleviate the requirement to move limbs about their joints on a wearer.

It is well known that such people as babies, the infirm and the elderly have problems regarding the movement of limbs about joints. In the case of a baby, discomfort occurs as an adult tries to put clothes on it and in the case of the infirm and the elderly, movement of joints may be painful.

To alleviate the aforementioned difficulties there is provided according to the invention an article of clothing having at least two tubular portions each of which is intended to receive a limb of a wearer each of which portions is readily openabie and closable along the length thereof, facilitating removal of the article from or fitting of the article to a wearer.

The term "readily openable and closable" is defined as meaning that the tubular portions can be opened up along their lengths and then reclosed without change or detriment to the article as would be the case for example by unstitching or cutting those portions.

It is preferable to use such means as zip fasteners, buttons, stud fasteners or self sealing strips such as those sold under the Trade Name 'Velco' to make the clothing readily openable and closable.

An article of clothing according to the invention when open preferably comprises a single piece.

An article of clothing is usually in the form of a shirt or a jacket or a pair of trousers or coullottes.

Two embodiments of the present invention will now be described by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying illustrative drawings in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shirt according to the invention having readily openable and closable seams.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the shirt of Figure 1 having the readily openable and closable seams opened.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of a pair of trousers according to th invention having readily openable and closable seams.

Figure4 is a perspective view of the pair of trousers according to the invention having readily openable and closable seams.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the pair of trousers of Figure 3 having the readily openable and closable seams opened.

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a shirt 1 according to the invention having two tubular portions 2a and 2D each of which has a seam 3 and 4 respectively of the self sealing strip type which are adapted to open and close without unstitching the portion. A central portion 5 is adapted to open and close without unstitching as well along seam 7.

Figure 2 is a perspective view showing the shirt 1 of Figure 1 having the seams 3,4 and 7 opened. 3a and 3b indicate the open edges of the seam 3, 4a and -4b indicate the open edges of seam 4 seams 3 and 4 being of the 'self sealing' type, and 7a and 7b indicate the open edges of seam 7, which seam is a buttoned seam.

Figure 3 is a perspective view showing a pair of trousers 5 according to the invention having two tubular portions 10 and 10b each of which have a seams 9 and 11 respectively which are adapted to open and close.

Figure 4 is a perspective view showing the pair of trousers 5 as shown in Figure 3 in which seams 9 and 11 in the form of a self sealing strip seam are open; 9a and 9b indicate the open edges of seam 9 and 1 1a and 11 b indicate the open edges of seam 11, seams 9 and 11 being in the form of a self sealing strip fastener.

1. An article of clothing having at least two tubular portions, each of which is adapted to receive the limb of the wearer and each of which portion is "readily openable and closable" as herein defined, to facilitate removal of the article from or fitting of the article to a wearer.

2. An article of clothing as claimed in Claim 1 in which seams of the portions are adapted to open and to close along substantially the whole length of the portion.

3. An article of clothing as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 being a shirt or jacket.

4. An article of clothing as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 being a pair of trousers or coulottes.

5. An article of clothing as claimed in any one of the preceding claims in which at least one of the tubular portions is adapted to open and close by means of a self sealing strip.

6. An article as claimed in any one of Claims 1 to 4 in which at least one of the tubular portions is adapted to open and close by means of a zip fastener, a button or a press button stud arrangement.

7. An article of clothing as claimed in any preceding claim in which the article is a single piece when opened.

8. An article of clothing substantially as herein described with reference to Figures 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 of the accompanying drawings.

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**WARNING** start of CLMS field may overlap end of DESC **. SPECIFICATION Articles of clothing The invention relates to clothes which are simple to put and to take off and which alleviate the requirement to move limbs about their joints on a wearer. It is well known that such people as babies, the infirm and the elderly have problems regarding the movement of limbs about joints. In the case of a baby, discomfort occurs as an adult tries to put clothes on it and in the case of the infirm and the elderly, movement of joints may be painful. To alleviate the aforementioned difficulties there is provided according to the invention an article of clothing having at least two tubular portions each of which is intended to receive a limb of a wearer each of which portions is readily openabie and closable along the length thereof, facilitating removal of the article from or fitting of the article to a wearer. The term "readily openable and closable" is defined as meaning that the tubular portions can be opened up along their lengths and then reclosed without change or detriment to the article as would be the case for example by unstitching or cutting those portions. It is preferable to use such means as zip fasteners, buttons, stud fasteners or self sealing strips such as those sold under the Trade Name 'Velco' to make the clothing readily openable and closable. An article of clothing according to the invention when open preferably comprises a single piece. An article of clothing is usually in the form of a shirt or a jacket or a pair of trousers or coullottes. Two embodiments of the present invention will now be described by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying illustrative drawings in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shirt according to the invention having readily openable and closable seams. Figure 2 is a perspective view of the shirt of Figure 1 having the readily openable and closable seams opened. Figure 3 is a perspective view of a pair of trousers according to th invention having readily openable and closable seams. Figure4 is a perspective view of the pair of trousers according to the invention having readily openable and closable seams. Figure 4 is a perspective view of the pair of trousers of Figure 3 having the readily openable and closable seams opened. Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a shirt 1 according to the invention having two tubular portions 2a and 2D each of which has a seam 3 and 4 respectively of the self sealing strip type which are adapted to open and close without unstitching the portion. A central portion 5 is adapted to open and close without unstitching as well along seam 7. Figure 2 is a perspective view showing the shirt 1 of Figure 1 having the seams 3,4 and 7 opened. 3a and 3b indicate the open edges of the seam 3, 4a and -4b indicate the open edges of seam 4 seams 3 and 4 being of the 'self sealing' type, and 7a and 7b indicate the open edges of seam 7, which seam is a buttoned seam. Figure 3 is a perspective view showing a pair of trousers 5 according to the invention having two tubular portions 10 and 10b each of which have a seams 9 and 11 respectively which are adapted to open and close. Figure 4 is a perspective view showing the pair of trousers 5 as shown in Figure 3 in which seams 9 and 11 in the form of a self sealing strip seam are open; 9a and 9b indicate the open edges of seam 9 and 1 1a and 11 b indicate the open edges of seam 11, seams 9 and 11 being in the form of a self sealing strip fastener. CLAIMS
1. An article of clothing having at least two tubular portions, each of which is adapted to receive the limb of the wearer and each of which portion is "readily openable and closable" as herein defined, to facilitate removal of the article from or fitting of the article to a wearer.
2. An article of clothing as claimed in Claim 1 in which seams of the portions are adapted to open and to close along substantially the whole length of the portion.
3. An article of clothing as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 being a shirt or jacket.
4. An article of clothing as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 being a pair of trousers or coulottes.
5. An article of clothing as claimed in any one of the preceding claims in which at least one of the tubular portions is adapted to open and close by means of a self sealing strip.
6. An article as claimed in any one of Claims 1 to 4 in which at least one of the tubular portions is adapted to open and close by means of a zip fastener, a button or a press button stud arrangement.
7. An article of clothing as claimed in any preceding claim in which the article is a single piece when opened.
8. An article of clothing substantially as herein described with reference to Figures 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 of the accompanying drawings.
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US4473908A (en) * 1982-06-08 1984-10-02 Gabriele Knecht Garment
FR2544594A1 (en) * 1983-04-22 1984-10-26 Bruneau Helene Instantaneously convertible and transformable garment, specially designed for dressing and undressing an invalid or a hospitalised person without moving the latter's arms or shoulders
EP0148731A1 (en) * 1983-09-29 1985-07-17 Pagani, Adriano Pyjamas provided with closeable openings for the body examination, particularly for bed-ridden patients
US4651353A (en) * 1985-11-07 1987-03-24 Gwendolyn Walden Disposable patient pants
GB2195230A (en) * 1985-06-19 1988-04-07 Bruno Bosco An openable garment, especially for disabled persons
GB2214403A (en) * 1988-01-21 1989-09-06 Helen Florence Clarke Articles of clothing
GB2220837A (en) * 1988-07-20 1990-01-24 Christopher Bray Rudd Trouser-type protecting garment
US4977622A (en) * 1989-07-25 1990-12-18 Schley Marlene J Medical garment
US5008962A (en) * 1990-02-08 1991-04-23 Lynn U. Smith Easy to fasten trousers
GB2241423A (en) * 1989-11-14 1991-09-04 Lynda Susan Stein Multi-use jacket
US5222258A (en) * 1992-06-08 1993-06-29 Joanne Mucci Hospital garment with quick release mechanism
US5315716A (en) * 1992-11-30 1994-05-31 Baum Gregory H Easily removable and donnable pants
US5535450A (en) * 1995-04-13 1996-07-16 Renee Melzer/Creative Concepts, Inc. Wrap-around pants
GB2300349A (en) * 1995-05-04 1996-11-06 William Isak Roux A garment
US5822802A (en) * 1995-11-13 1998-10-20 Chia-Tein Chou Hospital trousers for patients
US5864888A (en) * 1997-07-23 1999-02-02 Archer; Eric L. Removable and convertible ski pants
GB2328140A (en) * 1996-12-06 1999-02-17 Deborah Adam Pyjamas
DE10322327A1 (en) * 2003-05-17 2005-02-24 Gabriele Surburg Alteration method for clothes to make them suitable for the disabled and patients requiring nursing uses sliding clasp and hook-and-loop fasteners to replace all seams
FR2872002A1 (en) * 2004-06-23 2005-12-30 Marcel Affergan Garment e.g. coat, for e.g. aged person, has front side with closing and opening unit so that closed garment envelops body or part of body of person, where body does not lead to adapt end positions of garment
WO2007038849A1 (en) * 2005-10-03 2007-04-12 De Castro Sonia Regina Protective pants
WO2008101306A1 (en) * 2007-02-22 2008-08-28 De Castro Sonia Regina Pant and shoe cover
GB2455120A (en) * 2007-11-29 2009-06-03 Leanne Dolan A garment for wearer with upper body impairment
ES2654850A1 (en) * 2017-12-13 2018-02-15 María Cristina SOLAUN ABRISQUETA Swimsuit for Disabled

Cited By (23)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4473908A (en) * 1982-06-08 1984-10-02 Gabriele Knecht Garment
FR2544594A1 (en) * 1983-04-22 1984-10-26 Bruneau Helene Instantaneously convertible and transformable garment, specially designed for dressing and undressing an invalid or a hospitalised person without moving the latter's arms or shoulders
EP0148731A1 (en) * 1983-09-29 1985-07-17 Pagani, Adriano Pyjamas provided with closeable openings for the body examination, particularly for bed-ridden patients
GB2195230A (en) * 1985-06-19 1988-04-07 Bruno Bosco An openable garment, especially for disabled persons
US4651353A (en) * 1985-11-07 1987-03-24 Gwendolyn Walden Disposable patient pants
GB2214403A (en) * 1988-01-21 1989-09-06 Helen Florence Clarke Articles of clothing
GB2220837A (en) * 1988-07-20 1990-01-24 Christopher Bray Rudd Trouser-type protecting garment
US4977622A (en) * 1989-07-25 1990-12-18 Schley Marlene J Medical garment
GB2241423A (en) * 1989-11-14 1991-09-04 Lynda Susan Stein Multi-use jacket
US5008962A (en) * 1990-02-08 1991-04-23 Lynn U. Smith Easy to fasten trousers
US5222258A (en) * 1992-06-08 1993-06-29 Joanne Mucci Hospital garment with quick release mechanism
US5315716A (en) * 1992-11-30 1994-05-31 Baum Gregory H Easily removable and donnable pants
US5535450A (en) * 1995-04-13 1996-07-16 Renee Melzer/Creative Concepts, Inc. Wrap-around pants
GB2300349A (en) * 1995-05-04 1996-11-06 William Isak Roux A garment
US5822802A (en) * 1995-11-13 1998-10-20 Chia-Tein Chou Hospital trousers for patients
GB2328140A (en) * 1996-12-06 1999-02-17 Deborah Adam Pyjamas
US5864888A (en) * 1997-07-23 1999-02-02 Archer; Eric L. Removable and convertible ski pants
DE10322327A1 (en) * 2003-05-17 2005-02-24 Gabriele Surburg Alteration method for clothes to make them suitable for the disabled and patients requiring nursing uses sliding clasp and hook-and-loop fasteners to replace all seams
FR2872002A1 (en) * 2004-06-23 2005-12-30 Marcel Affergan Garment e.g. coat, for e.g. aged person, has front side with closing and opening unit so that closed garment envelops body or part of body of person, where body does not lead to adapt end positions of garment
WO2007038849A1 (en) * 2005-10-03 2007-04-12 De Castro Sonia Regina Protective pants
WO2008101306A1 (en) * 2007-02-22 2008-08-28 De Castro Sonia Regina Pant and shoe cover
GB2455120A (en) * 2007-11-29 2009-06-03 Leanne Dolan A garment for wearer with upper body impairment
ES2654850A1 (en) * 2017-12-13 2018-02-15 María Cristina SOLAUN ABRISQUETA Swimsuit for Disabled

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