Hangers provide internal support for objects that must be stored in a vertical position. Generally, hangers are padded to reduce stress and strain on the uppermost portion of the constructed items (such as a garment seam).
Hangers for Storage of Tanned Skins, Catharine A. Hawks, Linda J. Barkley and Stephen L. Williams
Padded Body-Form Hangers for Tailored Jackets, Priscilla Lo and Kristiina Lahde
Padded Hangers for Garments, System No. 1, Sara J. Wolf
Padded Hangers for Garments, System No. 2, Mei Wan Campbell