Patent application title: Danette: Bridge of hope bra
Patricia Caroline Bertini (West Hempstead, NY, US)
IPC8 Class: AA41C310FI
Class name: Breast or chest, e.g., brassieres with cup-supplementing means to add volume to breast, e.g., pads pads, per se.
Publication date: 2009-02-05
Patent application number: 20090036023
The Danette: Bridge of Hope bra is a mastectomy bra that is pre-filled.
The bra has two cups separated which is open at the top. The cups will be
open at the top for easy access. The cup, depending on the woman's needs
can be filled, sewed together, and worn. The pre-filled bra is
permanent--no prosthetic, no prescription necessary. The bra will be
custom made. The bra can be washed and dried with regular garments. The
Danette: Bridge of Hope bra is an alternative for women who have lost
their breast(s) to cancer. A woman will have a choice whether to purchase
an expensive bra with a prosthesis added. The prosthesis is bulky, heavy,
and uncomfortable. Women should have choices. The affordable Danette:
Bridge of Hope bra is lightweight, easy to wear, and comfortable. It is
also natural feeling not to mention how it looks aesthetically. A woman
can look and feel good at the same time. A woman can buy 3 Danette bras
for the price of 1 conventional prosthetic and bra. The Danette was
designed for myself and other breast cancer survivors. In addition to
this bra, a woman can now decide whether or not to have reconstruction.
The Danette: Bridge of Hope bra can fill the empty area nicely using this
1. The bra, in combination 2 fabric cups open at the top for easy fill
which is comfortable, lightweight, and affordable.
2. The bra according to claim is fully adjustable and can be filled specifically to a woman's needs due to mastectomy which is the removal of the breast(s).
3. The bra according to claim will allow a woman to purchase this bra free of prescription as currently required by a doctor. The prescription is issued once a year for a prosthetic. The prosthetic is heavy, expensive, uncomfortable gel form that fits into the bra.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING
The Figure: Front View
The Danette: Bridge of Hope bra is a pre-filled bra for woman who have had a mastectomy (removal of the breast(s)) due to breast cancer. The bra shown:
reference #1: adjustable strapsreference #2: open pocketsreference #3: eyesreference #4: hookreference #5: pink ribbonreference #6: stretch material
The bra may be filled through the open pocket as shown in the Front View of Figure Depending on the woman's need (left, right or both). The open pocket(s) can be easily filled and stitched closed.
The Danette: Bridge of Hope Bra is a padded bra with either the right, left, or both cups completely filled depending on the woman's personal need. The bra will be pre-filled by the manufacturer and mass produced as any other bra made in a variety of sizes. The bra is then placed in the lingerie department. The bra will come in white with a pink breast cancer ribbon place in the middle as a symbol of survivorship. The Danette: Bridge of Hope bra can be machine washed, gentle cycle with like colors and machine dried and fluffed back into shape. The bra does not require a prosthetic or a prescription. It can be purchased in any store or specialty shop that sells bras. The bra is attractive, lightweight, and feminine. It is comfortable and natural feeling.
DESCRIPTION OF INVENTION
The Danette Bridge of Hope bra is a pre-filled bra that has been designed for breast cancer survivors that have opted not to have breast implants after mastectomy (removal of the breast(s). In addition women who have opted not to wear a prescribed prosthetic which can be heavy, uncomfortable, and costly. The Danette Bridge of Hope bra is filled with a premium polyester fiberfill in either the right, left, or both cups depending on the need of the woman. The Danette Bridge of Hope bra is free of a prescribed prosthetic ( a mold that fits into the cup area). The Danette Bridge of Hope bra is an all in one lightweight garment that can be washed and dried with regular laundry. This bra is aesthetically pleasing and affordable. The bra is 100% nylon, 100% polyester back, along with adjustable straps. The inner cup(s) are filled with premium polyester fiberfill.
Patent applications in class Pads, per se.
Patent applications in all subclasses Pads, per se.