For A Human Being Patents (Class 119/857)
  • Patent number: 9962589
    Abstract: A harness comprising a back section, a padded waist strap extending from the back section and comprising a waist strap connector, a waist strap attached to the padded waste strap and comprising a waist strap connector, a towing strap attached to a posterior surface of the back section and a towing connector slidably coupled to the towing strap. The waist strap connector of the waist strap is operable to couple to the waist strap connector of the padded waist strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew David White
  • Patent number: 9861183
    Abstract: An equipment carrier comprises one or more support members, an equipment holder, and an extensible tether. The equipment holder receives and retains an equipment item. The support members support the equipment holder against a wearer's torso or limb. The extensible tether is attached to the carrier is attached to the equipment item. The extensible tether is under tension and elongated when the equipment item retained by the equipment holder, and is under negligible tension and not elongated the equipment item held by the wearer at the wearer's face or head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FeraDyne Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: Fred H. Hunt
  • Patent number: 9808659
    Abstract: A roping harness having a sit harness, pair of shoulder straps, and at least one securing link having a first strap unfurlable in the lengthwise direction, and composed of two superposed strands secured to one another by a stitching area, designed to tear when a fall happens separating the strands and moving the connecting loop from a lowered to a raised position. The securing link includes a second strap connecting the sternal attachment to the corresponding sit harness strap. The first strap bottom strand is attached to the belt and is shorter length than the unfurlable top strand. The top strand is fixed to the sternal attachment, such that tearing of the stitching area releases the bottom strand. The top strand moves to the raised position attached to the sternal attachment to transfer the reaction of the shock of a fall onto the second strap connected with the leg loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Nicolas Chevalier
  • Patent number: 9763822
    Abstract: A garment and device generally designated as an upper torso compression and support harness with a detachable neck, chin and head covering or scarf. The scarf fabric is of similar construction to common turtle necks, but is connected to the harness via multiple connection methods, including, but not limited to buttons, VELCRO hook and loop fasteners, or sewing attachment. Specifically, the present invention consisting of lightweight compression and elastic fabric bands of a certain width, configured in a comfortable and efficient pattern to enable compression assistance to the participant and a secure attachment point for a scarf of head covering. The present invention also envisions design elements to provide locations to affix team insignias, sponsor marks and logos, and additional means of customization. The harness straps cross the upper torso in an X-shaped pattern with lateral support straps running down the length of the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Pelaez
  • Patent number: 9192145
    Abstract: Disclosed are harness assemblies for use in tethering a pet, such as a dog, to a leash. The harness assemblies distribute the forces associated with restraining the animal over the animal's entire body. The harness assemblies also provide a wide range of adjustability and are easy to position upon or take off the animal. Various buckle constructions are also disclosed for use in easily securing the harness onto an animal. The various components of the present invention, and the manner in which they interrelate, are described in greater detail hereinafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: WFK & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Waldemar F. Kissel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9027514
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for stretchable night visibility bands for people and animals with a inner band consisting of a primarily stretchable material, an outer band consisting of a night visibility material, a way to attach the inner band to the outer band, a means to interchange said inner bands and said outer bands and a way to close the inner band around an object. A preferred embodiment includes further an outer band made of a night visibility material fabricated of least one of the following: a reflective, a florescent or a glow in the dark material and backed with a material such as VELCRO that attaches to the inner band, A preferred embodiment includes the element of inner band consisting of a stretchable material with a looped surface such as Velstretch™.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Barbara Kantor
  • Patent number: 8905451
    Abstract: A rescue sling that includes multiple elongated webbing sections including contiguous alternating slotted and non-slotted webbing sections. One of the slotted webbing sections forms a handle opening meant to be grasped by a rescuer, and at least two other slotted webbing sections oppositely coupled from the one slotted webbing section and forms respective retaining openings for receiving therethrough limbs of one being rescued. Two additional slotted webbing sections are disposed distally of the respective at least two slotted webbing sections and form respective additional retaining openings for receiving therethrough additional limbs of the one being rescued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Murdock Webbing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert E. Golz
  • Publication number: 20140096724
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for stretchable night visibility bands for people and animals with a inner band consisting of a primarily stretchable material, an outer band consisting of a night visibility material, a way to attach the inner band to the outer band, and a way to close the inner band around an object such as a leg, arm, neck, head or waist. A preferred embodiment includes further an outer band made of a night visibility material such as a reflective, a florescent or a glow in the dark material and backed with a material such as Velcro that attaches to the inner band, A preferred embodiment includes the element of inner band consisting of a stretchable soft material with a looped surface such as Velstretch™.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Vedante Corp
    Inventor: Barbara Kantor
  • Patent number: 8584622
    Abstract: A safety belt of the present invention includes a first backing member attached to the back of the driver, a first waist belt attached around the waist of the driver, a pair of first shoulder belts attached around the shoulders of the driver, a second waist belt attached around the waist of the passenger, a pair of second shoulder belts attached around the shoulders of the passenger, a plurality of waist belt attaching portions enabling attachment of the second waist belt to the first backing member in a freely detachable manner, and a plurality of shoulder belt attaching members enabling attachment of respective portions of the second shoulder belts located at a front side of the passenger to the first backing member. An attachment position of the second waist belt and attachment positions of the second shoulder belts to the first backing member are selectable accordingly among the plurality of waist belt attaching portions and the plurality of shoulder belt attaching members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Sadaaki Nishino
  • Publication number: 20130019815
    Abstract: An infant body supporting crawling assistance harness comprising: a torso support at a bottommost portion of the crawling assistance harness, where the torso support extends between a head portion and a bottom portion and where the torso support rests beneath the body of the infant; a plurality of straps attached around the torso support, where the plurality of straps wrap around the infant; a plurality of securing means positioned at a distal end of the plurality of straps; and a handle fastened to the plurality of straps with the plurality of securing means, where the handle enables an adult user to lift the infant while resting in a crawling position within the crawling assistance harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Bertha Curiel
  • Publication number: 20120272926
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided is a shopping cart and walking harness wearable by a child for use in a “walking mode” or a “shopping cart mode.” In the walking mode, a leash may be connected to the harness and the child's parent may hold the leash to remain in contact with the child. The harness may be easily transitioned from the walking mode into the shopping cart mode by disconnecting the leash from the harness and connecting the harness to a shopping cart seat. Thus, the shopping cart and walking harness provides a universal, all-in-one device for use in restraining a child when the child is walking, as well as when the child is in a shopping cart seat. The shopping cart and walking harness advantageously provides a single substitute for conventional child leashes and shopping cart restraints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: ELIZABETH ZACK
  • Patent number: 8205579
    Abstract: The invention provides a new tether or leash product in the form of a guide assembly that provides an alternative to wrist cuffs and harnesses that physically bind a dependent individual. The guide assembly, or tether system, allows a dependent individual to engage a security grip or handle in the shape of a character or other appealing design. The security grip is removably attached to a tether, lead, line, or other extension device that ultimately connects to another individual, such as a parent or a caregiver. The dependent individual is trained to engage the security grip by removing the security grip from the lead portion of the guide assembly and enjoying the security grip as a separate toy. By developing an affinity for the security grip, the dependent individual desirably engages the security grip when in use with the guide assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Robyn Pellei
  • Publication number: 20120067297
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a hands-free device for restraining and controlling pets (mostly dogs) and small children. The device allows a person to walk pets and children allowing for a host of conveniences, heretofore not available. The invention has three main elements: (1) a Hip Strap; (2) a sliding component called the “Slider;” and (3) a hands-free retractable leash connected to the “Slider.” The user wears the device at the hips below the waistline adjusting hip belt at his/her convenience. By connecting the end of the hands-free retractable leash lead to a dog collar, or a child's harness, user is ready for walking. To accommodate user's needs, the device is adaptable for light, medium, and heavy pulling forces. Additional features may be incorporated such as reflectors and other safety features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Reinaldo Reyes
  • Patent number: 8088088
    Abstract: A support system designed to reduce the stress exerted on the back of a wearer when he bends over to lift a load. It comprises a harness and a yoke for distributing the load on the shoulder of the wearer and a tension system equipped with elastic cables. It further comprises leggings including straps designed to wrap around the sole of the wearer and to maintain the force acting on the leg as close as possible to the bone structure of the leg of the wearer, thereby relieving stress on his back and along his legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick Timothy Hurley
  • Patent number: 8025192
    Abstract: A roping belt comprises a lining structure, and an equipment-carrying device achieved by means of a continuous cord fixed by seams along the lining structure forming a succession of attachment loops. The ends of the cord are securedly attached to the belt by first end seams able to withstand higher forces than those of the second intermediate seams forming the attachment loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Paul Petzl, Jean-Marc Hedé
  • Patent number: 7900586
    Abstract: A tether for use with autistic children includes belts, one each for wear by an adult and a child for maintaining them side by side during a training session. Tether attached rings are confined by fabric closure members on the belts to maintain proximity of child and adult but can yield upon increased tensioning of the tether. The tether has spaced loops for adjusting tether length. A lock is provided to secure a tether end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Eric J. Hamblen
  • Publication number: 20100179389
    Abstract: A highly portable biometric monitor is disclosed. At least one remote sensor member (12, 12?) includes one or more biometric sensors (20, 22, 24, 25) configured for operative coupling with a patient. A neck collar (14, 114, 214, 314, 414) includes electronics (36, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) for operating the at least one remote sensor member. The at least one remote sensor member is separate from and not disposed on the neck collar. Optionally, the collar also includes one or more biometric sensors (53). A communication link (18) operatively connects the remote sensor member and the electronics of the neck collar. A motion sensor (26) and position sensor (28) may be disposed with the one or more biometric sensors to sense movement and position, and the electronics (36, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) configured to account for error in a signal produced by the one or more biometric sensors due to movement sensed by the motion sensor or position sensed by the position sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Richard M. Moroney, III, Larry Nielsen, Suzanne M. Kavanagh, Ronaldus M. Aarts, Margreet De Kok
  • Publication number: 20100024742
    Abstract: A leash securing assembly includes a cuff having interior and exterior surfaces, the interior surface comprising one or more fastening components configured for securement with one or more fastening components of the exterior surface; a webbing loop secured to the cuff; a shock cord comprising an elastic member having two ends, two fasteners, two connecting members, each connecting member connecting one of the ends of the elastic member to a respective one of the two fasteners, and an outer sheath enclosing the elastic member; wherein one of the two fasteners of the shock cord is coupled to the webbing loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Jason Honeycutt, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Carole Ruffin, Ian Kovacevich
  • Patent number: 7618390
    Abstract: An integrated bandaging system for encircling the abdomen of a horse. A ventral access opening selectively provides access to the horse's abdomen while the bandage remains in place. This ventral access opening is normally covered by a ventral window cover. However, the window cover may be easily opened so that an old dressing can be removed, an abdominal wound can be cleaned, and a new dressing applied. The invention has four major components: a main wrap, a saddle bridge, a ventral window cover, and a brace. The main wrap is easily placed around the horse's abdomen and secured using VELCRO® fasteners. It includes the ventral access opening. The saddle bridge attaches over the top of the main wrap and adjustably applies tension to the horse's mid section. The ventral window cover attaches over the ventral access opening and provides further adjustment of the tension on the abdomen. The brace applies over the points of the horse's shoulders, between the front legs, and over the ventral chest region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Bryan E. Kilbey
  • Patent number: 7530333
    Abstract: A walking harness for children includes a band or strip with first and second free opposing ends. The band engages the torso at the first end and trails off at the second end. Shoulder straps extend from the portion that engages the torso. These have remote ends fitted to extend downwardly over the shoulders of a child to a point generally centered between the shoulder blades of the child's back. An adult can retain the one free end of the band, and the remote ends of the shoulder straps and the transition portion between the two portions together create a snug fit between the shoulder straps and the torso-engaging portion. The trailing portion extends from the central point in such a way that an adult is able to grip the second free end, thus provide a tethering restraint for a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventors: Valerie A. Sumner, Maureen K. Hoar
  • Patent number: 7516717
    Abstract: A combined leash and jogging belt includes a belt removably positioned about a waist of the caregiver. The belt has an inner surface formed from non-skid synthetic rubber that includes a plurality of pockets attached to an outer surface thereof, and spaced from the inner surface. The pockets have top and bottom sides registered parallel to top and bottom sides of the belt. The pocket top sides are open and extend along an entire longitudinal length of the pockets. A strap that has opposed ends provided with respective D-rings is coupled thereto, and has a fixed length. A pet harness is positioned about the pet, and has front and rear annular portions concentrically seated about an abdominal cavity thereof. The belt has a mechanism for rotatably tethering the strap to the belt and the pet harness, and includes a double-prong buckle attached to the rotatable tethering mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventors: Edwin R. David, Ela David
  • Publication number: 20090044763
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wearable apparatus for using one or more leashes in a hands-free manner and associated method for use. According to one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a wearable apparatus for using at least one leash in a hands-free manner is provided. Such apparatus may have a first arrangement including a first strap having a first end and structured to extend at least to one shoulder of a person. A second arrangement may be provided that includes a second strap having a second end and a third end, with the second end being connected to the first end and the third end being directly or indirectly connectable to at least one leash, for example. A third arrangement may also be provided and coupled to the second arrangement and directly or indirectly connectable to at least one leash, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: Steven Asher Cohen, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Russo, Ron Russo, Steven Cohen
  • Patent number: 7341025
    Abstract: A full body Gait Training Harness for children with disability may be modified for adult use to assist a trainer to teach functions such as walking with a proper gait and crawling. Shoulder straps attached to a torso-encircling belt cross at the trainee's back to eliminate slippage, allowing use on those who have no arms. Leg loops secure the harness to the thighs, rather than through the crotch, for a more secure and comfortable fit. Leg stabilization straps between the leg loops and the shoulders provide tension to encourage development of a proper gait and to prevent crossing of the trainee's legs. Shoulder handles allow a trainer to support a trainee from above without stooping, while a back handle may be used to lift a trainee or support them in a crawling position. Walking extension straps attached to the shoulders allow trainee independence while the trainer retains control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Lucky Bums, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Streeter, Julie Streeter
  • Publication number: 20080035074
    Abstract: An apparatus for use as a harness for a child so as to ensure that such child is within reach, the apparatus comprises a back pack member having a predetermined shape, a predetermined size and formed of a predetermined material for storing needed items. A securing means is engageable with the back pack and with such child for securing the back pack to such child's body, and an extension lead member is removably engageable with one of the back pack and the securing means for providing a predetermined distance that such child may stray from a care giver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Elvira Diez
  • Patent number: 7240638
    Abstract: An apparatus for training a dog to heel includes an elongated body adapted to be vertically positioned against an outside portion of a leg of a dog trainer. The body has a top end and a bottom end. The top end is adapted for positioning against the leg in the vicinity of the upper thigh of the dog trainer. The bottom end is adapted for positioning against the leg in the vicinity of a lower calf of the dog trainer. Straps are provided at intervals along the body. The straps are adapted for strapping the body to the leg of the dog trainer. More than one training strap coupling is positioned at spaced vertical intervals along the body. The dog trainer connects a short training strap extending to a collar of a dog being trained at a selected training strap coupling at a height of the collar of the dog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Shelley Burton
  • Patent number: 7185613
    Abstract: A collar, having a support band with a first and a second end, a scented material, and a connection arrangement on the support band, the connection arrangement configured to hold the first and the second end in a desired configuration, wherein the support band has a scent providing arrangement to store a scented material to disperse a scent into an environment around an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Christina Arvanitis
  • Patent number: 7163081
    Abstract: An elastic strap assembly for tree stands, safety belts and harnesses. The strap assembly is adapted to be attached to a first strap which can be disposed around and secured to a tree and a second strap which is disposed around a person standing in a tree stand or the like. The strap assembly is between six and fifteen inches long under no tension. The strap assembly is capable of stretching at least three inches under a force of 300 pounds. A tether is also provided and is attached between the strap around the tree and the strap around the person in case the elastic strap assembly would happen to break for any reason.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Anthony J. Muhich
  • Patent number: 7036628
    Abstract: An apparatus that secures a hunter to a tree while in a tree-mounted hunting stand that includes a safety harness assembly (200) having a belt retractor (24) and a body harness (16). The belt retractor is configured to be removably secured about the tree and removably secured to the body harness. The belt retractor along with energy-absorbing materials improves the hunter's safety while in tree stand and provides a sufficiently large range of motion about the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Key Saftey Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Wilcox, Patrick J. Gorman, Gerald R. DeMeyer, William K. King, David R. Arnold
  • Patent number: 7025171
    Abstract: A safety harness comprises a strap portion for extending over a portion a the person's body to retain the person within the safety harness. The strap portion is fabricated from a flexible material having an elastic extension in the range of approximately 3 to approximately 15% under a tensile load of approximately 10 pounds. The material of the strap portion also preferably has ultimate tensile load of at least approximately 5,000 lbs. A safety harness to be worn by a person to protect the person at a height, at least a section of a shoulder strap of the safety harness comprises a single strap having elastic extension to enable free movement of a person in the safety harness, the elastic extension of the strap being limited to prevent separation of a person from the safety harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Bacou-Dalloz Fall Protection, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Cox
  • Patent number: 6925966
    Abstract: A hemispherical shaped animal protective head shield with detachable optional rings and a pivotal visor member. The hemispherical shield is a transparent shell with an irregular aperture therein covered by a visor having a parabolic notch forming parabolic opening between the visor and shell for inserting an animals head and closing around the animal's neck. Optional elements may be attached to the hemispherical shape, thus forming a cylindrical or conical portion. Hook and latch elements are added for securing the visor in position relative to the hemispherical shell thereby providing infinite adjustment for capturing and partially encapsulating an animal's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Toby Wexler
  • Patent number: 6883466
    Abstract: A leg wrap for wrapping a leg of an animal includes an inner wrapping sheet of flexible material, an outer wrapping sheet of flexible material, and soft, resilient filler material disposed between the inner wrapping sheet and the outer wrapping sheet. Stitching extends through the inner and outer wrapping sheets and the filler material securing the inner and outer wrapping sheets and the filler material together. The stitching forms a plurality of rectangular pillows having primary axes disposed perpendicular to the top edges and the bottom edges of the inner and outer wrapping sheets. Securement strips are releasably attached together to secure the leg wrap to the animal leg. The securement strips extend in the same direction as the lines of stitching and are placed to provide uniform tension along the leg whenever the leg wrap is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Glenn N. Chambers
  • Patent number: 6807680
    Abstract: A band to be worn on the limb of a person or animal is provided. The band includes an outer member having an inner surface on which is provided one of a mating pair of fastening elements. A strap is attached to the outer member adjacent an end thereof, so as to define a space between the strap the inner surface of the outer member. An elongated inner member formed of a flexible elastic material is also provided. Attached to either end of the inner member are pieces of the other of the mating pair of fastening elements. One end of the inner member passes through the space defined between the strap and the inner surface of the outer member, and both ends thereof are detachably connected to the outer member via the mating pair of fastening elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Printmark Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Sloot
  • Patent number: 6651594
    Abstract: An adult/child restraint harness (10) including an adult harness unit (11) and a child restraint harness (12) connected together by a tether unit (13) wherein, the adult harness unit (11) includes a chest harness member (20) and the child harness unit (12) includes a chest harness member (20) and the child harness unit (12) includes a full body harness member (40) having a pair of adjustable length leg strap members (51) each provided with an adjustable leg encircling strap (54) for pre-positioning the child's legs in a protective position relative to the child's chest so that the child's legs are the first to absorb the impact from an accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Ian Bagwell
  • Patent number: 6612266
    Abstract: A stabilizer for training a person in equestrian jumping. The stabilizer comprises an upper brace and a lower brace. The upper brace comprises an upper side and a lower side. The upper brace is capable of receiving a person's neck therein. The lower brace is attached to the lower side of the upper brace and extends downward from the upper brace. The lower brace comprises a rear panel which is substantially parallel to the chest of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Carleton Brooks
  • Publication number: 20030101946
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safety harness to be worn by a person. The safety harness comprises a strap portion for extending over a portion a the person's body to retain the person within the safety harness. The strap portion is fabricated from a flexible material having an elastic extension in the range of approximately 3 to approximately 15% under a tensile load of approximately 10 pound. The material of the strap portion also has a tensile strength of at least approximately 5,000 lbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald J. Cox
  • Publication number: 20030101945
    Abstract: A stabilizer for training a person in equestrian jumping. The stabilizer comprises an upper brace and a lower brace. The upper brace comprises an upper side and a lower side. The upper brace is capable of receiving a persons neck therein. The lower brace is attached to the lower side of the upper brace and extends downward from the upper brace. The lower brace comprises a rear panel which is substantially parallel to the chest of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventor: Carleton Brooks
  • Patent number: 6523180
    Abstract: A dog handler system for assisting dog handlers wearing camouflage to effectively transmit hand signals to their dog. The dog handler system includes a sleeve member having a first sleeve surface and a second sleeve surface, a flap member having a first flap, surface and a second flap surface attached to a lower portion of the sleeve member, and a plurality of hook and loop fasteners attached to the sleeve member and the flap member for allowing selective securing of the flap member about the second sleeve surface. The first sleeve surface and the first flap surface are comprised of a camouflage color and design. The second sleeve surface and the second flap surface are comprised of a non-camouflage color and design that is easily viewed by a dog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Christopher L. Christopher
  • Patent number: 6523501
    Abstract: An adjustable waistband, adapted to be worn by a caregiver, is provided with a support plate located at the caregiver's side when the waistband is worn. An adjustable strap is joined to the support plate in a manner which permits the strap to pass over the caregiver's shoulder on the opposite side from where the plate is located. A brace is secured to the support plate to receive a body part of a person needing assistance whereby weight of that person which is imposed on the brace is distributed onto the caregiver by the strap and waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Richard I. Bloch
  • Patent number: 6513460
    Abstract: A retaining and guiding configuration may serve as a lead replacement and is always carried along without a person or animal being impeded. The configuration includes an inwardly directed inner band and an outer band guided over the outside of the inner band. The outer band is configured such that it can be lengthened or extended elastically counter to a restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Inventor: Tzanis Fountoulakis
  • Publication number: 20020148681
    Abstract: An improved strap for the construction of safety harnesses of the type designed to protect against falls provides increased flexibility and comfort. The strap is composed of a tubular sheath of elastic fabric that coaxially surrounds a typical high strength safety strap. The two components of the strap are sized so that the safety strap is longer than the surrounding tubular elastic sheath. This causes the longitudinal compression and thickening of the safety strap which then acts as filler to form a “pillow” from the sheath. This cushions the strap making it more comfortable while the longitudinal compression of the enclosed safety strap increases its flexibility. During a fall the sheath rapidly stretches and the enclosed safety strap elongates to full length to stop the fall in the normal manner of safety straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: C. Marty Sharp
  • Patent number: 6450131
    Abstract: A harness for preventing lower back injuries caused by improper bending and lifting. This harness consists of a flexible back strap (26), and two flexible shoulder straps. Two additional straps compose the lower portion of this device. The lower left strap (56) has one end connected to the left foot, while the lower right strap (38) has one end connected to the right foot. The other two ends of these straps are connected to each other using a strap-locking buckle (52). This buckle can be used to easily adjust the combined length of these two straps. Once properly adjusted, this harness prevents the wearer from forward bending past a pre-determined angle, which can be modified using the strap-locking buckle (52). As the wearer bends properly by bending their knees, this maximum forward bending angle increases just enough to allow the wearer to squat bend unrestricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: Daniel James Broman
  • Patent number: 6431313
    Abstract: A roping sit harness comprises a securing belt joined to a pair of leg loops by an intermediate part. The pair of leg loops and the intermediate part are manufactured from a synthetic fabric stuffed with a padding foam to form a single semi-rigid part. The front part of each leg loop is attached without discontinuity to the joining strap by a triangular distributor joining part arranged to balance the forces applied to said monoblock part. The harness is suitable for many applications such as climbing, mountaineering, caving, pot-holing and/or working at heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Paul Petzl, Jean Marc Hede
  • Patent number: 6405685
    Abstract: A safety harness comprises a strap portion for extending over a portion of a person's body to retain the person within the safety harness. The strap portion is fabricated from a flexible material having an elastic extension in the range of approximately 3 to approximately 15% under a tensile load of approximately 10 pounds. The material of the strap portion also has a ultimate tensile load of at least approximately 5,000 lbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Dalloz Fall Protection Investment, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Cox
  • Patent number: 6378465
    Abstract: A full-body, fall-arrest harness includes a shoulder strap having opposite distal ends and an intermediate portion disposed there between, and a back strap having opposite distal ends and an intermediate portion disposed there between. A rear suspension assembly is interconnected between the intermediate portion of the shoulder strap and the intermediate portion of the back strap. A seat strap has opposite distal ends connected to respective ends of the shoulder strap, and an intermediate portion disposed there between. Left and right leg straps connected to the intermediate portion of the seat strap. The shoulder strap stretches more readily than any other strap on the harness, and the rear suspension assembly is configured to tighten the shoulder strap relative to the back strap in the event of a fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Protecta International, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry J. Austin
  • Patent number: 6367427
    Abstract: Shield and transport apparatus includes a pair of panels secured together which may by used as a shield while a person or persons are advancing towards a combative person in which may be partially wrapped around the combative person to help restrain the person. The apparatus may then be used to transport the combative person after the person is subdued. The apparatus is impervious to moisture and is padded for protection and is somewhat rigid enough for transport purposes and is flexible so that it may be disposed about a person being subdued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Duane C. Canady
  • Patent number: 6367583
    Abstract: A capture strap (20) for rescue harness (500) includes a strap (22) having a first metal connector (28) connected to one end and a second cooperating metal connector (30) connected to the opposite end. The first (28) and second (30) metal connectors may be removably connected together so that capture strap (20) may be locked around a person being rescued. Capture strap (20) has two spaced apart harness connectors (32) and (34) for removably connecting capture strap (20) to the rescue harness (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Ronald C. Derby
  • Patent number: 6367582
    Abstract: A harness (20) for suspending a rescuer (500) by a line (502) includes an upright attachment (22) so that the rescuer may be suspended in a substantially upright position, an inverted attachment (40) so that the rescuer (500) may be suspended in a substantially inverted position, a seated attachment (46) so that the rescuer (500) may be suspended in a substantially seated position, and a back attachment (50), so that the rescuer (500) may be suspended in an angled forward facing position. Harness (20) also includes a longitudinally adjustable back strap (52) so that the suspension angle of rescuer (500) may be altered, and two spaced longitudinally adjustable front straps (76) which limit the degree to which the rescuer (500) can lean backward when in the seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Ronald C. Derby
  • Patent number: 6289903
    Abstract: A method for displaying accessories includes providing a wearable body having a first side and a second side. The method also includes coupling to the wearable body at least one accessory using a cord adapted to be woven through a portion of the wearable body. In another embodiment of the invention, an accessory display holder includes a wearable body and a cord adapted to be woven through at least a portion of the wearable body. The accessory display holder also includes at least one accessory adapted to be releasably coupled to the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Inventor: Heidi K. J. Haufler
  • Patent number: 6125792
    Abstract: A support harness for a child to be used when learning activities such as skating, in-line skating, and bicycling. The support harness comprises a length adjustable chest strap having a releasable fastener, a left and right length adjustable shoulder strap, each of the shoulder straps being connected by slidable loops to the length adjustable chest strap at anterior and posterior chest strap regions; and a length adjustable handle strap with a grasping region. The handle strap is connected to the left and right shoulder straps at left and right posterior shoulder strap positions. The design and the materials used in its construction allows this support harness to be manufactured at minimal cost. It has been found that the points of support, near the shoulders and approximately aligned to the back of the neck region of the child allow the child to maintain an appropriate posture for skating and bicycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: Norman Gee
  • Patent number: 6009839
    Abstract: A child restraint harness system comprising a first harness assembly securable about the legs and shoulders of a child and including a semi rigid child seat frame having harness retention clips securable to a second harness assembly worn by an adult. The restraint harness is particularly suitable for restraining a child in the lap of an adult while riding in an airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventor: Kevin M. Kohn