US Pat. No. 9,635,895

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAPPING WEARER MOBILITY FOR CLOTHING DESIGN

VF IMAGEWEAR, INC., Nash...

1. A method for mapping the mobility of a garment wearer in order to aid in garment design, comprising:
identifying common usage patterns;
attaching markers to the skin of a test subject;
recording position and movement data of the test subject with a computer system while the test subject performs the common
usage patterns;

processing the position and movement data to create an opportunity map which identifies stretch and compression areas of the
test subject;

causing the test subject to wear a garment;
recording garment data while the test subject repeats the common usage patterns while wearing the garment;
analyzing the garment data to create a problem map which identifies tightness and restriction areas of the garment;
creating a mobility map based on both the opportunity map and the problem map; and
using the mobility map to improve the mobility of a garment design.

US Pat. No. 10,004,281

PANTS CONFIGURED FOR MOTOR VEHICLE WORKERS

VF IMAGEWEAR, INC., Nash...

1. A pant comprising:a. a waistband having a top end, a bottom end, an inner surface, an outer surface, a first end, and a second end,
b. a button at the first end, and
c. a concealed closure at the second end, the concealed closure comprising
an access tunnel formed by an extended portion of the second end being looped toward the inner surface and attached to the inner surface,
the access tunnel defined by the extended portion, a concealing portion of the waistband, a top edge, and a bottom edge,
the access tunnel being open at the top edge and the bottom edge,
the extended portion comprising a button hole having an inlet and an outlet, wherein the outlet of the button hole is behind the concealing portion of the waistband and the outlet of the button hole is accessible by the access tunnel; and
wherein the pant does not have any exposed buttons or snaps.

US Pat. No. 10,085,490

SHIRTS CONFIGURED FOR ENHANCING WORKER MOBILITY

VF IMAGEWEAR, INC., Nash...

1. A shirt configured for enhanced mobility, comprising:a. a front panel, a rear panel, a first sleeve, a second sleeve, and a collar; and
b. a stretch panel located on the rear panel and comprising a plurality of protrusions that extend from a central point, the plurality of protrusions including:
a first protrusion extending vertically toward the collar of the shirt, wherein an end of the first protrusion coincides with a seam adjoining the collar to the rear panel;
a second protrusion extending diagonally downward and toward a first side of the rear panel, and
a third protrusion extending diagonally downward and toward a second side of the rear panel;
wherein the stretch panel provides a wearer with enhanced mobility when performing one or more of the following motions: (a) bending over, (b) squatting, (c) kneeling and twisting, (d) reaching forward and up, and (e) big step.

US Pat. No. 10,362,814

PANTS CONFIGURED FOR ENHANCING WORKER MOBILITY

VF IMAGEWEAR, INC., Nash...

1. A pant configured for enhanced mobility, comprising:a first leg portion and a second leg portion, each of the first leg portion and the second leg portion comprising a front panel and a rear panel;
at least one stretch panel located on the rear panel of the first leg portion; and
at least one stretch panel located on the rear panel of the second leg portion;
in which the rear panels of the first leg portion and second leg portion are each divided into an upper region and a lower region by a substantially diagonal seam, the substantially diagonal seam extending from a point at a rear seam of the pant downward to a point at the outer seam of the leg portion;
in which an upper edge of each of the first and second stretch panels coincides with each of the substantially diagonal seams and extends from the point at the rear seam of the pant downward to an outer point located on the rear panel of the leg portion; and
in which each of the stretch panels provides a wearer with enhanced mobility when performing one or more of the following motions: (a) bending over, (b) squatting, (c) kneeling and twisting, (d) reaching forward and up, and (e) big step.