PATENT OF THE WEEK – MEN’S SWIMSUIT
The Men’s swimsuit was invented by Zachary Baiany on 10th September 2013 bearing patent number US8528114B2.
The present invention relates to men’s swimsuit that includes an outer shell having an outer-shell waistband; and an inner liner that defines an interior lumen. The inner liner includes an inner-liner waistband attached to the outer-shell waistband; and a pair of inner-liner leg sleeves extending from the inner-liner waistband. Each inner-liner leg sleeve terminates in a hem configured to exert a radially compressive force urging the hem against a thigh passing therethrough. As a result, the hems of the inner-liner leg sleeves, in cooperation with the inner-liner waistband, prevent particulate matter from reaching the interior lumen of the inner liner.
The hem is a form-fitting hem. Examples of such hems are those made of a form-fitting material. One such material is spandex. Other materials are those that include elastomeric fibers. Other examples of form-fitting hems include those having elastic bands, and those having a drawstring that, when tightened, exerts a radially compressive force.