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US2624336A
US2624336A US132158A US13215849A US2624336A US 2624336 A US2624336 A US 2624336A US 132158 A US132158 A US 132158A US 13215849 A US13215849 A US 13215849A US 2624336 A US2624336 A US 2624336A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F5/00Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices; Anti-rape devices
    • A61F5/40Suspensory bandages
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41BSHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS
    • A41B9/00Undergarments
    • A41B9/02Drawers or underpants for men, with or without inserted crotch or seat parts
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D7/00Bathing gowns; Swim-suits, drawers, or trunks; Beach suits
    • A41D7/005Bathing drawers or trunks

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Jan. 6, 1953 HANsLEY 2,624,336

SUSPENSORY SUPPORT FOR MEN'S GARMENTS F-iled Dec. 9, 1949 INVENTOR.

' HARRY L. HANS LEY Patented Jan. 6, 1953 SUSPENSORY SUPP GAR ORT FOR MEN s MENTS Harry L. Hansley, Miami,v Fla.

Ap'plicationDecember 9, 1949, Serial No. 132,158

This; invention relates to new and useful-hm provements in-a. suspensory support as applied to mens garments; such as undershorts, pajama pants, swimming trunks and the like.

More particularly, the present invention proposes the formation of an improved suspensory support-which is to be mounted in men's undergarments having freely openable fly areas, which suspensory support provides a pocket for receiving and supporting the depending portions of the male body, providing greater privacy and permitting the garment to be safely worn about the house and other semi-public places.

The present invention contemplates the provision of an undergarment of the shorts variety or a pair of pajama pants which ostensibly is the same as others of its type but which has a suspensory support incorporated therein.

The present invention further contemplates the provision of an undergarment of the shorts or pajama type having a suspensory support therein while also being provided with the ordinary frontal opening.

The present invention further contemplates the provision of athletic trunks and the like having a, support incorporated therein while also being provided with a buttoned or similarly closed frontal opening.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features'of the invention are more particularly set forth. a

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a front view illustrating one embodiment of the present invention as applied to undershorts of the boxer type;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the first embodiment of the suspensory support.

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view looking at the front of the garment to illustrate the manner in which the support is stitched to the inner face of the front portion of the garment;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary detailed perspective view further illustrating the stitching of the support to the front portion;

Fig. 5 is a vertical sectional view looking at the rear of the garment to illustrate the manner in which the support is stitched to the inner face of the rear portion thereof;

Fig.6 is a view similar to Fig. 2, but illustrating the suspensory support constructed in accordance with a modification of the present invention;

2 Claims. (01.128459) Fig. 7 is a fragmentary detail view showing the support as applicable to and stitched to the front portion of gripper or button type undershorts;

Fig. 8 is a plan view-of a further modification of the suspensory support;

Fig. 9 is a perspective and phantom view of a pair of swim trunks having incorporated therein the support embodiment of Fig. 8.

Referring first to the embodiment shown in Figs. 1 to 5, the garment provides a pair of undershorts IU of the boxer type, that is, the type pro.- videdwith an elastic waistband II and adapted to fit a wearer snugly above the hips and thereby held up. Incorporatedin thesaid shorts Ill is a suspensory support [2 which may be formed of the same material as the shorts .or of net or gauze-like fabric and, as best seen in Fig. 2, comprises a pair of front laterally extended arms l3, a pair of rear extension arms I4, and a support portion 15 disposed substantially midway be tween the said front and rear arms. It will also be seen in Fig. 2 that the marginal edges of the said suspensory support I 2 are rolled and stitched to the support proper, which prevents the fraying of the net or gauze fabric at the edges thereof. The ends of "the front and rearextension arms l3 -and M, respectively, in addition to being l0. However, prior to the stitching of the folded edges I1, the'inner edges [8 of the 'aforemen-- tioned front extension arms l3 of the support I2 are inserted in-said folded edges |'|,-andthere-- after, both the inner edges l8 and the folded edges I! are stitched tothe front portion of the shorts 10. Also, the waistband II is formed of a strip of material folded lengthwise and has its ends stitched together-in order to be circuitous, and is adapted to have inserted in itsv fold and stitched therein the upper edges of both the front and rear portions of the shorts. l0; However, prior to the stitching of the waistband tothe edge of the front portion of the shorts in, the reinforced ends of the aforesaid front extension aims 3.5 3"i serted in the folded waistband also; and astitching operation thereafter secures 3 the ends I3 and the waistband I I to the said front portion.

Now, prior to the stitching of the upper edge of the rear portion of the shorts ID in the waistband II ('Fig. the reinforced ends of the rear extension arms I4 are inserted in the waistband, each adjacent one of the side seams I9. A stitching operation thereafterstitchesboth the ends of the arms I4. and the-upper edged the rear portion of the shorts II] in the folded waistband II.

In the just described arrangement, the suspensory support I2 is firmly secured in the shorts I0,"

and the support portion I5 provides apocket, see Figs. 3 and 5, for receiving and supporting the.

lower parts of the male body. The stitching of the inner edges I8 of the support, in addition to providing for the frontal opening;,l6, .providesfo'n a more adequate means of securing the. said suspensory support to the front portion" of "the" garment and shapes the support into the desired pocket.'- V

' In the modified'form of the-invention ShOWl'll'll'l Fig. 6; the rearwardly extended arms of the sup-- port I 2 are formedto include elastic portions I I which are stitched to the material of the support I2" slightly rearward of the support portion I5 by lines of stitches I I:

The elastic portions I 4' in the rearwardly extended arms'of the-support I2" provide-greater resiliencyinthe-construction of the support and f permitgreater degree of body movement as well as adjustment of the supportto different body contours and positions.

Inotherres-pectsthe formof the inventionillustrated in Fig; 6' is *similar: to. that-shown 'in Figs. 1 to 5 and like reference numerals identify like parts'in each; oft-he several views.

While the-supports I 2- and 'I 2" of the foregoing forms of the present invention are shown applied to a pair'of undershorts-of the boxer type;'such disclosure is by wayof illustration" only: as the supports are equally-well adapted for "applica-' tion in pajamapantsr other garments ofmason-- line attire having-freely openable fly" areas.

As seenirr'Figg'l the support I2 is'a1soapplicable-' to the gripper 'or button-type of undershorts; or to-any similar garment, such as, pla'yshorts; swimtrunks; etc., which have a frontal openingadaptedto be closed by snaps; buttons;- zippers-etc; Herein-awaistband 20 1s provided andformed by folding lengthwisea strip of'mate rial andis adapted to havestitchedtherein the upperedges of 'thefrontportion of the shorts I0.

However, saidwaistb'and 20 is non-circuitous and is provided with grippers or buttons .12I for:clos--.,-..

ing afrontal opening22: in the said shorts I0; I

The sidev edges :23: of the :opening 22 ar.e'.foldediin=.

wardly; as. in the firstfldescribed. arrangement.

application of the support, the rear extension: arms I4 are stitched-yatsthe rear-of rtheshorts in...

the same manner as. heretofore i described with respectitothe first application. I

A further modification of the suspensorysupport, 25 is seen in Fig.- Band is formed of a net orgauze-like material also,- and comprises; ax front extension 26 having an arcuate edge 21, apair of reantextensionr arms-28,1 and, a substantially central, support portion; 29'. Here; as :in .theifirst embodiment, the marginal edges are folded and sewed to prevent fraying and the ends of the rear extension arms are reinforced by a double fold. The arcuate edge 21 is also doubly folded and sewed for reinforcing purposes.

This embodiment, as seen in Fig. 8, is particularly adaptable to some swimming trunks or any form of mens shorts which are not provided with frontal openings.

In a manner similar to that in which the ends of the front extension arms I3 of the first embodiment were stitched to the front portion of the shorts I0 between the folded waistband II, the reinforced arcuate edge 21 of the present embodimentis stitched between a folded waistband to'a front position of a pair of shorts or trunks-4 Inan identical manner to that employed in the stitching of the ends of the rear extension'arms I4 of the former embodiment to the rear portion of the shorts III, the reinforced ends oftherear extension arm's 28-of the =present embodiment -arestitched 'to the I rear portion-of a pair of trunks between" a folded "waistbandand' adjacent the side seams whichconjoirr the'said front-and rear trunk portions,

While I have illustrated anddescrib'ed the pre-' ferred embodiments of my inventiomit is to' be understoodthat I do not limit myselfto the pre cise constr uctions herein disclosed an'd the right I "is reserved to all Changesandmodifications rear of said intermediate support por'tionand upward along the inner faceof theback portion and secured at their top" ends to the waistband;

and afipair of outwardly flaredfrontfextens'ion arms continuing from the frontof said intermediate support portion, said frontflextensionfarms being drawn inward and projected substantially vertically within the'inner face of 'theffront por-' tion on opposite" sides of the fly opening'to raise the outer sidesof said intermediatesupport-"poi tionformin'g a pocket thereof, said'frontexten sion arms having their'top'ends secured to thewaistband and their inner edges secured to'the inner face of the front portion ontpposite sides of the fly opening. v

2. A .suspensory support mounted withi'n' a znans garment having" a front portion'including a fly opening, a back-po'rtiom'faerotoharea be tween the portions and a waistband, Tcoinpri'sing a one-piece fab-ricmember having an intrm'ediate portion positioned Within the crotch' area, a pair of rear extension arms extended from the wear of 'said' intermediate. supportportion-and upward alongthe inner facefo'f the back'portion and secureda't their top-endsto the waistband,-

and a pair of outwardly nareanom extensim arms continuin from the front of saidintermediate sup-port portion, said front extension-arms being drawn inward and projected substantially" vertically within the inner face of the-front portion on opposite sides of the'fiy opening to raise the outer sides of said intermediate support 'portion forming a pocket thereof. Saidfront e'xten- 5 6 sion arms having their top ends secured to the waistband and their inner edges secured to the UNITED STATES PATENTS inner face of the front portion on opposite sides Number Name Date of the fly opening, said rear extension arms being 845,430 Nathan Feb 26 1907 bowed inward toward one another. 5 1,265,089 Kenzy May 1918 HARRY HANSLEY- 2,088,302 McKeever July 27, 1937 REFERENCES CITED FOREIGN PATENTS The following references are of record in the Number Country Date file of this patent: 10 515,219 Great Britain Nov. 29, 1939

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US2824560A (en) * 1953-10-21 1958-02-25 Cluett Peabody & Co Inc Bathing garment for men
FR2567001A1 (en) * 1984-07-05 1986-01-10 Delachaux Alain Improvements to male garments or undergarments
FR2579081A1 (en) * 1985-03-19 1986-09-26 Moussier Andre Underpants with suspensory bandage
US5029345A (en) * 1990-02-09 1991-07-09 Alexandru Angheluta Man's underwear with an integral codpiece-like construction
US5210882A (en) * 1991-11-12 1993-05-18 Moretz Herbert L Undergarment with combination of loose fitting seat, upper abdomen and leg areas and supporting crotch area
US6018822A (en) * 1997-12-01 2000-02-01 Hernandez; Maximillian Dual vent shorts
US6308342B1 (en) * 1998-06-11 2001-10-30 Xiaoming Qi Kind of man's briefs and lining of the briefs
US6680421B1 (en) * 2000-04-20 2004-01-20 Biagio Ravo Protective inguinal perineal element
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US20080178369A1 (en) * 2007-01-25 2008-07-31 Saxx Apparel Ltd. Underwear garment for a male
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US20110126842A1 (en) * 2009-12-02 2011-06-02 Michael Vasquez Compacted Sexual-Transmitted-Disease Controller Brief
JP2011214167A (en) * 2010-03-31 2011-10-27 Mitsuko Furue Secret underpants as men's undergarment
US20110307996A1 (en) * 2005-10-27 2011-12-22 Sean Colin Radford Mens support nethergarment
US20130061858A1 (en) * 2010-03-02 2013-03-14 Sou Fou Saeteurn Undergarment apparatus for groin comfrot and relief
US8726423B2 (en) 2011-10-27 2014-05-20 Hai Gu Undergarment, particularly for men
US8782817B2 (en) 2011-10-27 2014-07-22 Hai Gu Undergarment, particularly for men
US20150181946A1 (en) * 2012-09-06 2015-07-02 Greg Edwin Donmoyer Apparel Pouch Assembly
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US1265089A (en) * 1917-01-26 1918-05-07 Oscar Kenzy Garment.
US2088302A (en) * 1936-06-01 1937-07-27 Thomas D Mckeever Combination trunks and supporter
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US2824560A (en) * 1953-10-21 1958-02-25 Cluett Peabody & Co Inc Bathing garment for men
FR2567001A1 (en) * 1984-07-05 1986-01-10 Delachaux Alain Improvements to male garments or undergarments
FR2579081A1 (en) * 1985-03-19 1986-09-26 Moussier Andre Underpants with suspensory bandage
US5029345A (en) * 1990-02-09 1991-07-09 Alexandru Angheluta Man's underwear with an integral codpiece-like construction
US5210882A (en) * 1991-11-12 1993-05-18 Moretz Herbert L Undergarment with combination of loose fitting seat, upper abdomen and leg areas and supporting crotch area
US6018822A (en) * 1997-12-01 2000-02-01 Hernandez; Maximillian Dual vent shorts
US6308342B1 (en) * 1998-06-11 2001-10-30 Xiaoming Qi Kind of man's briefs and lining of the briefs
US6680421B1 (en) * 2000-04-20 2004-01-20 Biagio Ravo Protective inguinal perineal element
US8601616B2 (en) * 2005-10-27 2013-12-10 Magellan Textile Holdings Limited Mens support nethergarment
US20110307996A1 (en) * 2005-10-27 2011-12-22 Sean Colin Radford Mens support nethergarment
WO2008084505A1 (en) * 2007-01-10 2008-07-17 Perofil S.P.A. Underwear garment
US20100058517A1 (en) * 2007-01-10 2010-03-11 Perofil S.P.A. Underwear Garment
US20080178369A1 (en) * 2007-01-25 2008-07-31 Saxx Apparel Ltd. Underwear garment for a male
US7958571B2 (en) 2007-01-25 2011-06-14 Saxx Apparel, Ltd. Underwear garment for a male
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US20110126842A1 (en) * 2009-12-02 2011-06-02 Michael Vasquez Compacted Sexual-Transmitted-Disease Controller Brief
US20130061858A1 (en) * 2010-03-02 2013-03-14 Sou Fou Saeteurn Undergarment apparatus for groin comfrot and relief
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US10034496B2 (en) 2010-12-31 2018-07-31 0912139 B.C. Ltd. Garments for men
US9687030B2 (en) 2010-12-31 2017-06-27 0912139 B.C. Ltd. Garments for men
US8726423B2 (en) 2011-10-27 2014-05-20 Hai Gu Undergarment, particularly for men
US8782817B2 (en) 2011-10-27 2014-07-22 Hai Gu Undergarment, particularly for men
US20150181946A1 (en) * 2012-09-06 2015-07-02 Greg Edwin Donmoyer Apparel Pouch Assembly
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