Patexia. Research
Issue Date Feb 23, 2012
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Patent Application - BIB ASSEMBLY > Claims

  • 1. A bib assembly, comprising: a bib comprising: a bib body comprising a top edge, a bottom edge, and a pair of sides, wherein a longitudinal reference axis extends between said top and bottom edges, and wherein a lateral reference axis extends between said pair of sides; andan elongated upper reinforcement member incorporated by said bib body, disposed within 1.25″ of said top edge of said bib body, and having a length dimension that extends in a lateral dimension; anda mounting clip comprising a first portion interconnected with said bib and separate second portion attachable to an article from which said bib is to be suspended, wherein said bib is suspended from a single location by said mounting clip.
    • 2. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein said first and second portions of said mounting clip comprise first and second clamping sections, respectively, said first clamping section detachably connecting said mounting clip to said bib body, said second clamping section being engageable with an article from which said bib body is to be suspended by said mounting clip.
    • 3. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein said second portion of said mounting clip comprises first and second clamping members engageable with an article from which said bib body is to be suspended by said mounting clip, and wherein said mounting clip is inseparably incorporated by said bib body.
    • 4. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein said second portion of said mounting clip comprises first and second clamping members engageable with an article from which said bib body is to be suspended by said mounting clip, wherein said first portion of said mounting clip comprises a first connector, wherein said bib body comprises at least one second connector, and wherein said first connector of said mounting clip is detachably connectable with said at least one second connector of said bib body.
    • 5. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein each said side comprises a side edge and a transition section, wherein each said transition section extends between a corresponding end of said top edge and its corresponding said side edge, and wherein each said transition section diverges away from said longitudinal reference axis proceeding from its corresponding said end of said top edge toward its corresponding said side edge.
    • 6. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein said elongated upper reinforcement member is of a sufficient rigidity to allow said bib to be suspended from an upper section of said bib body anywhere along said upper section of said bib body and remain in an at least substantially constant orientation, and wherein said upper section of said rib body comprises said top edge.
    • 7. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein said elongated upper reinforcement member extends from one said side of said bib body to another said side of said bib body.
    • 8. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein said elongated upper reinforcement member is bendable into a predetermined shape, and wherein said elongated upper reinforcement member at least substantially retains said predetermined shape.
    • 9. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein said bib body comprises first and second sheets, and wherein said elongated upper reinforcement member is encased between said first and second sheets.
    • 10. The bib assembly of claim 1, further comprising: a plurality of flexible body reinforcement members incorporated by said bib body and that each extend inwardly toward said longitudinal reference axis.
      • 11. The bib assembly of claim 10, wherein each said body reinforcement member that extends from one said side of said bib body is non-collinear with each said body reinforcement member that extends from the other said side of said bib body.
      • 12. The bib assembly of claim 10, wherein said longitudinal reference axis is located equidistantly from each of said sides, and wherein none of said plurality of body reinforcement members extends to said longitudinal reference axis.
      • 13. The bib assembly of claim 10, wherein said bib body comprises a first zone located between said pair of sides, wherein none of said plurality of body reinforcement members extends into said first zone, and wherein said first zone is centrally disposed between said sides.
      • 14. The bib assembly of claim 10, wherein each of said plurality of body reinforcement members is bendable into a predetermined shape, and wherein each of said plurality of body reinforcement members at least substantially retains said predetermined shape.
      • 15. The bib assembly of claim 10, wherein said bib body comprises first and second sheets, and wherein each of said plurality of body reinforcement members is encased between said first and second sheets.
    • 16. The bib assembly of claim 1, wherein said bib body comprises a pocket.
      • 17. The bib assembly of claim 16, wherein said bib body comprises first and second connector pairs, wherein said first connector pair closes one end of said pocket, wherein said second connector pair closes an opposite end of said pocket, and wherein each of said first and second connector pairs comprise first and second connectors that are detachably engageable.
        • 18. The bib assembly of claim 17, wherein said first connector pair is located at one of said sides, and wherein said second connector pair is located at the other of said sides.
      • 19. The bib assembly of claim 16, wherein a lowermost portion of said pocket comprises a pocket bottom reinforcement member that extends between said pair of sides.
      • 20. The bib assembly of claim 16, wherein said pocket comprises a plurality of pocket reinforcement members, wherein said pocket comprises a back pocket panel and a front pocket panel, and wherein each of said plurality of pocket reinforcement members extends along at least part of each of said back pocket panel and said front pocket panel.
        • 21. The bib assembly of claim 20, wherein a bend in each of said plurality of pocket reinforcement members defines a bottom of said pocket.
        • 22. The bib assembly of claim 20, wherein each of said plurality of pocket reinforcement members is bendable into a predetermined shape, and wherein each of said plurality of pocket reinforcement members at least substantially retains said predetermined shape.
      • 23. The bib assembly of claim 16, wherein said bib body comprises first and second sheets, and wherein each of said plurality of pocket reinforcement members is encased between said first and second sheets.