US 11,653,706 B2
Bras and garments with support and positioning features
Amy Hamdan, Portland, OR (US)
Filed by Amy Hamdan, Portland, OR (US)
Filed on May 13, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/410,038.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/672,810, filed on May 17, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0350275 A1, Nov. 21, 2019
Int. Cl. A41C 3/00 (2006.01); A41F 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC A41C 3/0057 (2013.01) [A41C 3/0028 (2013.01); A41F 1/006 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A bra to be worn by a wearer, the bra comprising:
an underband configured to encircle a torso of the wearer, the underband defining a front portion configured to be disposed on a front torso of the wearer;
a left shoulder strap configured to rest on a left shoulder of the wearer;
a right shoulder strap configured to rest on a right shoulder of the wearer;
a left support strap having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end of the left support strap being directly coupled to the left shoulder strap and the second end of the left support strap being directly coupled to the front portion of the underband in a target position, the left support strap configured to extend from the left shoulder strap to the front portion of the underband along a path passing between a left breast and a right breast of the wearer, wherein the left support strap is configured to urge the right breast away from a sagittal midline of the wearer and vertically upwards toward the right shoulder of the wearer with a selected amount of force, and wherein the left support strap is configured to support the right breast in a desired vertical and horizontal position; and
a right support strap having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end of the right support strap being directly coupled to the right shoulder strap and the second end of the right support strap being directly coupled to the front portion of the underband in another target position, the right support strap configured to extend from the right shoulder strap to the front portion of the underband along the path passing between the left breast and the right breast of the wearer, wherein the right support strap is configured to urge the left breast away from the sagittal midline of the wearer and vertically upwards toward the left shoulder of the wearer with a selected amount of force, and wherein the right support strap is configured to support the left breast in another desired vertical and horizontal position.