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They Invented What? (No. 185)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on October 13, 2010

U.S. Pat. No. 6,241,575: Brassiere having integrated inflatable bladders for the holding of comestible liquids.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, useful, and non-obvious and, accordingly, secure by letters patent by the United States is:

1. A system for the securement of comestible liquids within cups of a bra, the system comprising:
          (a) at least one a bra cup;
          (b) at least one oblate flexible fluid-tight bladder formed of a medical grade material suitable for storage of comestible liquids, the bladder having a front lateral face deformable within an opposing inner surface of said bra cup, said bladder proportioned to fit within the size of said bra cup;
          (c) inlet means for the filling of said bladder;
          (d) outlet means of said bladder;
          (e) tube means in fluid communication with said outlet bladder; and
          (f) means for securement and positioning of said tube relative to said bra.

2. The system as recited in claim 1 in which said inlet means of said bladder is positioned proximal to an element connecting bra cups of said bra.

3. The system as recited in claim 1 in which said outlet means of said bladder is disposed proximal to a lower edge thereof.

4. The system as recited in claim 2 in which said outlet means of said bladder is disposed proximal to a lower edge thereof.

5. The system as recited in claim 1 in which said comestible bladder is sewn into respective bra cups as an original aspect of manufacture thereof.

6. The system as recited in claim 1 further comprising: means for the securement of said tube means underneath straps of said bra.

7. The system as recited in claim 1 further comprising: means for securement of said tube means about a periphery of said bra cup.

8. The system as recited in claim 1 further including: mouthpiece means for securement to an end of said tube means opposite said bladder outlet end.

9. A system for the securement of comestible liquids within cups of bra, the system comprising:
          (a) at least one bra cup;
          (b) at least one oblate flexible bladder formed of a medical grade material suitable for storage of comestible liquids, the bladder having a front lateral face deformable within an opposing inner surface of said bra cup, said bladder proportioned to fit within the size of said bra cup;
          (c) outlet means of said bladder;
          (d) tube means in fluid communication with said outlet means; and
          (e) means for securement and positioning of said tube relative to said bra.

10. The system as recited in claim 9 in which said front lateral face of said bladder and said opposing inner surfaces of said bra cup include complemental securement means.

11. The system as recited in claim 9 in which said outlet means of said bladder is disposed proximal to lower edge thereof.

12. The system as recited in claim 11 in which said front lateral face of said bladder and said opposing inner surfaces of said bra cup include complemental securement means.

13. The system as recited in claim 9 further comprising: means for the securement of said tube means underneath straps of said bra.

14. The system as recited in claim 9 further comprising: means for securement of said tube means about a periphery of said bra cup.

15. The system as recited in claim 9 further including: mouthpiece means for securement to an end of said tube means
opposite said bladder outlet end.

16. The system as recited in claim 1 in which said flexible bladders include a fabric cover.

17. The system as recited in claim 5 in which said flexible bladders include a fabric cover.

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  1. Dave Purdue said, on October 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Let’s all have a cup (A Cup?) of cheer. I don’t know how you find them, but I hope that you never stop.

  2. Joseph Page said, on October 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Very funny indeed – as always. I like a good laugh with my patent day – thanks for that Jake.


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