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Class Number: 450 Class Title: FOUNDATION GARMENTS Subclass Subclass Number Title 1 BREAST OR CHEST, E.G., BRASSIERES 2 .With shoulder or back brace 3 .With midriff covering extension terminating adjacent waistline, e.g., "longline" 4 ..With additional means interiorly attached to extension to support the diaphragm area 5 ..Midriff extension includes overlapping relatively movable parts 6 ..With means to attach extension to subjacent body-supporter or garment, e.g., hold-downs 7 .Combined with subjacent body supporters, e.g., foundation garment 8 ..Including plural superimposed supporting panels or bands 9 ...With separable closure for each layer 10 ...Each layer separately encircles body 11 ..Including apparel-type garment 12 ..Vertically slidable overlapped portions between breast and torso support 13 ...With elastically extensible connector 14 ..Detachably secured to subjacent supporter by separable fastener 15 ..Subjacent supporter unattached at front 16 ..Subjacent supporter unattached at back 17 ..Front center separable closure for both breast and torso support 18 ..With size adjustment for both, e.g., maternity type 19 ..Including plural elastic panels or inserts with diversely oriented lines of elasticity 20 ..Including elastic portions with varying modulus of elasticity 21 ..Including elastic portion with stretch inhibitor of limit 22 ..Subjacent supporter includes crotch member 23 ..Wraparound overlapped type torso support 24 ..Including panels having pleats or folds to permit size increase 25 ..Stepwise girth adjustment 26 ..With separable fastener or connector for apparel-type garment 27 ..Low out at back 28 .With separable fastener or connector for apparel-type garment 29 ..For hosiery 30 .Combined with apparel-type garment 31 ..Breast supporting member within other garment 32 ...Removable breast supporter 33 ..Subjacent garment attached at front only 34 ..With means providing girthwise elasticity for brassiere 35 ...Portion of garment covers elastic connector at back 36 .Closable aperture permits access to breast i.e., nursing type 37 .With lacteal fluid receptor or shield 38 .With inflatable or liquid-containing chambers 39 .Molded preshaped shell-like cup, e.g., plastic latex 40 ..Strand-type fabric with thermoplastic fibers or filaments 41 .With stiffening strips, strands, or stays, e.g., wired 42 ..Cup form includes spirally arranged stripp 43 ..Woven or braided strand-type fabric, e.g.,wire gauze 44 ..Cup form includes latticework of strips 45 ..Paired strips or stays for cup rims with connecting span 46 ...With separable joint between paired stays 47 ...Annular cup-rim-encircling stays 48 ...Stays with conneting span form U, V, H, or V shape between the breasts 49 ...Cup fabric has tunnels separably retaining joined stays 50 ..Plural separate stays diagonally crossing between cups 51 ..Annular cup-rim encircling stay individual to one cup 52 ..Single stay individual to one cup with arcuate portion along bottom rim of cup, e.g., U-shaped 53 .With stiffened supporting means contacting only lower half of breast 54 .With means to separably retain breast-form-supplementing pads 55 .With cup-supplementing means to add volume to breast, e.g., pads 56 ..Applied to only lower half of breast 57 ..Pads, per se. 58 .Separable at front center 59 .With cup supplementing uplift straps or slings diagonally crossing at front center 60 .With floatingly attached cup-supplementing breast supporting strip or panel 61 ..Forming breast-receiving pouch with cup bottom 62 ..Supplementary means includes body-girdling straps 63 ..Attaching means includes adjustment feature 64 .Straps narrow bands only, i.e., skeletal type 65 .Elastically expansible cup or cup rim 66 ..All-elastic cup 67 ..Expansible cup rim, e.g., elastic shirring 68 ..With means to vary size of breast cups 69 ..By vertical gathering of material between the cups 70 .Cups joined to common subjacent elastic strip of panel 71 .With variable length connector between cups 72 ..Elastic connector 73 ...With additional nonelastic connector means 74 .Including plural elastic panels or inserts with diversely oriented directions of elasticity 75 .Including elastic portions with variable modulus of elasticity 76 .Including elastic portion with stretch inhibitor or limiter 77 .With girthwise inelastic size adjustment additional to separable closure 78 .With means to gather peripheral edge, e.g., drawstring 79 .Body band has overlapping separately secured ends 80 .Resilient body-clasping band 81 .With adhesive means or vacuum cup to secure to body 82 .Body-embracing band includes detachable connector unit 83 .Body-embracing band means includes vertically spaced portions 84 ..One portion is narrow waist-encircling band 85 .Extended length wraparound body bands 86 .Shoulder strap arrangements and connecting features 87 ..Connected by floating extension at or below horizontal mid-cup region 88 ..Detachable, e.g., convertible to strapless 89 .With compartment for carrying articles, e.g., coin pocket 90 .With reinforcing stitching 91 .Reversiblee 92 .Methods of making or assembling 93 .Materials 94 FOR LOWER TORSO INCLUDING THIGHS, E.G., CORSET, GIRDLES 95 .Combined with apparel type garment 96 .With shoulder or upper back brace 97 .Comprising sheet rubber or deposited rubber or latex 98 .With means bridging or filling out hollows in the body 99 .With individual buttock-receiving concavities 100 .With crotch or leg straps or leg-encircling parts 101 ..Upper-leg-encircling compressor, e.g., thigh reducers 102 ..With detachably connected crotch piece 103 ...Completely removable 104 ..Including crotch piece, e.g., panty girdle 105 ...With opening therethrough, e.g., overlapped panel 106 ..Leg anchors 107 .Comprising latticework of narrow strips or bands, e.g., skeletal 108 .With apertured insert-type panel for ventilation 109 .With stiffener for upper margin, terminating substantially above lower margin, e.g., waistline antiroll 110 .With means to supportingly engage apparel-type garment, e.g., skirt supporters 111 ..Hosiery supporter 112 .With means to resist vertical motion on body, e.g., friction grips 113 ..Over-shoulder straps 114 .With stiff or nonflaccid body-supporting plate or panel 115 .With elastic portions having means to limit or control stretching thereof 116 .Elastic in entirely (may include nonelastic closures or girth adjusters) 117 ..Edge joined multipanel 118 ...With nonparallel lines of elasticity 119 .Belt-operated lacing for closures or adjusters 120 .Vertically slidable overlapped portions, e.g., "telescoping" 121 .One portion laced through aperture in another portion 122 .With superimposed supporting panels or bands 123 ..At least one layer includes elastic feature 124 ...Superimposed elastic layers having nonparallel lines of elasticity 125 ..Layers are readily separable (detachable) one from another 126 ...With selectively different assembled positions 127 ..Each layer circumferentially separable, with closure 128 ..Each layer substantially separately encircles body 129 .Having pretensioning means bridging girthwise closure 130 .Elastic portions have nonparallel lines of elasticity 131 .Elastic bands or panels with varying modulus of elasticity or with stretch limiter 132 .With elastic band, panel, or portion, e.g., gussets 133 ..Detachably secured to garment 134 .Girth adjustment by predetermined increments 135 ..With insertable or removable girth-changing units 136 .Having girth adjuster and separate nonadjustable separable fastener for closure 137 .With plural separately acting girth dimension adjusters 138 ..Vertically spaced 139 .With stays at closure edges having nonflaccid interengaging fastening meanss 140 .Plural disconnectable panels with selectively different assembled positions 141 .Lacing-type closure with flaccid lace-receiving eyelet or loop 142 .Closures or girth adjusters with interiorly disposed chafing shield 143 .With stiffening strips or stays 144 ..Including stay-reinforcers at waistline or broken stay shields 145 ..Movably articulated directly one to another 146 ..Readily separable from supporter, e.g., from pockets 147 ..Having means to interengage with lacing cord 148 .With closure means for access opening at lower rear margin of buttock girdling member 149 .With insertable or removble panel unit, e.g., "convertible" 150 .With article carrying pockets 151 .Panels reinforced by tapes or bands 152 .With loops for dooning 153 .Protective covers, liners, or shields 154 .Waistline type, i.e., limited vertical extent 155 .Abdominal uplifting sling type 156 .Materials and making, e.g., pattern layouts