Neckties Patents (Class 2/144)
  • Patent number: 10806220
    Abstract: This invention is for any geometrical shapes or knots shape semi or full detachable from a neck wear assembly commonly use as in ties, scarf, cravats but not limited to. This can be used to replicate the look of knots or other geometrical shapes. This invention is the most convenient for the consumer who wants to be on the go and look professional and stylish without sacrificing the quality. The shapes make it appear as if the consumer spent a lot of time to have the perfect tie knot shape. It also gives the feel of a regular neckwear tie, scarf or cravat without the hassle. These shapes have helped solve this issue where anyone can put the knot shapes on without help other than reading or viewing the instructions once. Consumers can have tie at different lengths without having to redo the tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Marcia A McManus
  • Patent number: 10741108
    Abstract: A three-dimensional billboard display system features a flexible sheet of banner material having displayed content on a display side thereof, and a two-dimensional footprint area on the display side that is discretely identifiable from the displayed content. A flexible cover fastened to the flexible sheet in a position overlying the two-dimensional footprint area on the display side and enclosing a three-dimensional space between said cover and said flexible sheet. One or more inserts form a three-dimensional body of predetermined shape inside the three-dimensional space, the flexible cover spanning in taut condition over the three-dimensional body, thereby imparting the predetermined shape to the three-dimensional space and imparting the flexible cover with a three-dimensional form bulging outwardly from the display side of the flexible sheet. A reinforcement layer features a mesh or netting of criss-crossing webbing straps on a backside of the flexible sheet to carry the weight of the 3D embellishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Edward Francis Carolan
  • Patent number: 9826790
    Abstract: A pre tied necktie comprising a braided knot. The pre tied necktie is available in a vast array of colors and styles, from conservative solids to more flashy designs that contains dots, stripes or even cartoon characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Sammie Abraham
  • Patent number: 9814277
    Abstract: A bib and corresponding mounting clip are disclosed. A bib body may include one or more of an upper reinforcement member, a plurality of body reinforcement members, and a plurality of pocket reinforcement members. The upper reinforcement facilitates having the bib body be suspended from the mounting clip at a single location or region. The plurality of body reinforcement members allows the bib body to be shaped to “funnel” food particles and the like, for instance into a pocket incorporated by the bib body. The plurality of pocket reinforcement members may be used to retain such a pocket in an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Gordon J. Lee
  • Patent number: 9138021
    Abstract: A scarf for wearing around the neck, provides a hidden pocket that is readily accessible to the wearer and that can hold a detachable purse. The scarf is formed of a piece of soft and heavy fabric sewn into the form of a tube with a tube centerline that extends 360° around the wearer's neck. The front of the tube drapes in a plurality of folds on the chest of the wearer to conceal a slit in the tube that can be zipped open and through which the wearer has access to the inside of the tube. To encourage the scarf to lie in multiple folds on the chest, the tube has a taller front end than rear end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Susanne Mardirosian
  • Publication number: 20150135400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a necktie that has been specially designed to display two different appearances depending on how it is tied, i.e. either in the form of a traditional necktie or as a cravate. Moreover, the necktie can optionally display an additional two appearances depending on the face selected to be on display. The necktie comprises at least two parts obtained from fabrics of different colours, patterns and fabric types, such that, when worn, the necktie can display at least two different appearances, namely: one in which the front apron is visible and prominent; and another in which the rear apron is positioned in front of the front apron and is therefore more prominent, such that the two aprons with different appearances are both on display and the appearance of the knot matches that of the apron that is pulled up during tying. The different fabrics are visible at the neck and the lengths of the different aprons at the connection thereof are dependent on the appearance of the knot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MORLO INVERSIONES S.L.
    Inventor: Jose Luis Lopez Perez
  • Patent number: 9009867
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparel and/or clothing accessories containing a fluid container. In particular, disclosed are systems and methods for providing apparel and/or accessories that selectively contain a fluid container that can be filled with a drinkable liquid. The apparel item may include any clothing or object that is adapted to be worn by a person, such as a necktie. In some cases, the apparel item is made to receive and retain a liquid-tight container within an internal compartment of the apparel. A flexible tube is connected to the container and runs from within the apparel item out, so that a wearer can drink fluid from the container through the flexible tube. Additionally, in some cases, when inflated, the container provides a pillow or cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Baxbo, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas K. Bowen, Shawn W. Baxter
  • Publication number: 20150101103
    Abstract: Microfiber cloth is attached, with an opening on one margin to permit insertion of a finger, to a backing formed by articles of regularly worn clothing, including shirt tails, the tip of neckties, scarves, sweaters, pants or other clothing article, making the microfiber cloth more accessible and ready to use for cleaning surfaces of personal devices without risk to soiling any exposed surface of the backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Nathanael Moon Bonham, Keith Hansen Allen
  • Publication number: 20150096100
    Abstract: A reversible bowtie that comprises two combined modules which may have contrasting sides and or be identical such that, the combination of the modules provides for several connection arrangements. A module may comprise both male and female connecting means on a first side, which may have mirrored and or same connecting means on its opposing side, and capable of connecting to another module having corresponding connectivity means on at least one side such that when the two modules connect, a single material may be formed capable of having at least four different arrangements and or combinations when tied into a bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Cristodero, Adriana Lucin, Asher Von Stein
  • Publication number: 20150096101
    Abstract: A method for assembling a bow tie comprising inserting a first end of a link into an receiving end of a first strap portion of a first interchangeable tie section, the first interchangeable tie section including the first strap portion and a first leaf portion, selecting a second interchangeable tie section, the second interchangeable tie section including a second strap portions and a second leaf portion, the second strap portion including a receiving end, and inserting a second end of the link into the receiving end of the second strap portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Brandon William ETHERIDGE
  • Patent number: 8938813
    Abstract: An improved device for restraining the two ends of a necktie is described. The device, which will be referred to as a “tieloop,” consists of an elongated member having first and second ends, with first and second magnetic members positioned at those ends, respectively, enabling the ends to be coupled and uncoupled. The second magnetic member is complimentary to the first magnetic member so as to enable selective coupling between the first end and the second end. In one preferred embodiment, the first end of the tieloop is inserted into the seam of a necktie, and the second end of the tieloop couples to the first end on the opposite site of the necktie seam to selectively couple the tieloop to the necktie, thereby forming a loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Robert McDowell
  • Patent number: 8931115
    Abstract: Microfiber cloth is attached to articles of regularly worn clothing, including shirt tails, neckties, scarves, sweaters, pants or other clothing article, making the microfiber cloth more accessible and ready to use for cleaning surfaces of personal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Nathanael Moon Bonham
  • Publication number: 20140352028
    Abstract: Based on a person's neck size, torso length measured from the neck to the waistline, and a constant that depends upon the type of knot that will be tied, a position for attaching a marker on a rear surface of the tie can be determined. The marker then provides a reference point to indicate where a broader portion of the tie should cross over the narrower portion after the tie is looped around a person's collar. This approach ensures that the tie will always be tied with the correct length of the broad end hanging below the knot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: TieQ, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Brunelle
  • Publication number: 20140310851
    Abstract: A multifunctional garment is disclosed. The multifunctional garment can be composed of a piece of fabric having a substantially rectangular shape. The fabric has two elongated ends that are flush with each other to form a crease in the middle of the fabric and two tubular openings. The elongated ends are sewn inwardly along the flush ends to two predetermined points, such that a central opening remains. The opening is reinforced with elastic to provide a snug fit when worn in multiple ways. The multifunction garment has a general size and width-to-height ratio that allows the wearer to comfortably use the fabric as a scarf, as a tie, as a collar, or as a hood. Additionally, the garment may be worn as a shawl, as a blouse, as a sash, or as a shrug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Renee Devon Jones
  • Publication number: 20140298565
    Abstract: The inventive concept is directed toward a fashion tie that can be worn by both men and women. The tie has the same pattern on both sides and no seam can be seen anywhere. The edges or margins of the tie show an irregular outline which can take many forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Elaina L. Ortolivo
  • Publication number: 20140053315
    Abstract: Some implementations of this disclosure provide an electronically customizable article comprising a fashion article selected from the group consisting of a handbag, a shoe, glasses, a tie, and a bowtie wherein the fashion article comprises an electronic visual display, a processor, a communication interface for communication between the fashion article and a network, and a non-transitory computer readable medium containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, causes the fashion article to connect to a server over the network, receive data from the server, and display one or more images associated with the data on the electronic visual display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Renee Lonie Pond, Laina Marie Pond
  • Publication number: 20130298307
    Abstract: A bowtie that looks like a butterfly with opened wings which a person can wear on the front of one's neck in the manner that one normally wears a bowtie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Robert B. Butler
  • Publication number: 20130302574
    Abstract: Novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions and shaped three dimensional articles formed therefrom are provided. The aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in solvent-free systems of a prepolymer comprising at least one polyether, polyester, or polycarbonate polyol, a mixture of MDI isomers, and a diol. The shaped articles from such dispersions can be heat-activated for bonding, lamination, and adhesion of substrates, including stretch fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hong LIU, Carmen A. COVELLI, Douglas K. FARMER
  • Publication number: 20130247271
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparel and/or clothing accessories containing a fluid container. In particular, disclosed are systems and methods for providing apparel and/or accessories that selectively contain a fluid container that can be filled with a drinkable liquid. The apparel item may include any clothing or object that is adapted to be worn by a person, such as a necktie. In some cases, the apparel item is made to receive and retain a liquid-tight container within an internal compartment of the apparel. A flexible tube is connected to the container and runs from within the apparel item out, so that a wearer can drink fluid from the container through the flexible tube. Additionally, in some cases, when inflated, the container provides a pillow or cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas K. Bowen, Shawn W. Baxter
  • Publication number: 20130160183
    Abstract: A textile arrangement that includes at least one flexible circuit board integrated with a textile and a fixedly-integrated electronic component in the flexible circuit board. The flexible circuit board includes a flexible and/or tensile substrate, which is configured to bend and/or stretch at least in one direction. In addition, the flexible circuit board includes at least one electrically-conducting trace, at least one end of the trace being coupled with the component. The electrically-conducting trace is configured to bend and/or stretch with the flexible and/or tensile substrate of the circuit board at least in said one direction, when the circuit board is bent and/or stretched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Akseli Reho, Heikki Jaakkola, Antti Perko
  • Patent number: 8261371
    Abstract: A necktie having a wide end portion formed of a material presenting a first pattern and a narrow end portion formed of a material presenting a second, different, contrasting pattern. The necktie is tied around the neck of a user in a fashion such that the narrow end portion emerges from the knot in front of the wide end portion and hangs down freely from the knot in pendulum fashion in front of the wide end portion so as to present a contrasting pattern to the wide end pattern. Alternatively, the necktie may be tied around the neck of a user in a fashion such that the wide end portion emerges from the knot in front of the narrow end portion and hangs down freely from the knot in pendulum fashion behind the wide end portion so that the wide end portion covers the narrow end portion in conventional fashion and the pattern presented by the tie is that of the wide end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Rory Johnston
  • Patent number: 8230557
    Abstract: A neckerchief slide has one form that has a rigid body with a flat body portion and three spaced, rigid loops that project outwardly and rearwardly from the body portion, and a flashlight integrated into the body portion. The loops define apertures for the ends of a neckerchief. One end of the neckerchief goes through one aperture, the other end goes through another aperture, and both ends go behind the body portion and through the third aperture. The bulb of the flashlight points down during normal wear, and is easily pointed forward without removing the slide from the neckerchief or the flashlight from the slide. A second form of a neckerchief slide omits the flashlight. Indicia is displayed on the front of the neckerchief slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Randy L. McNeil
  • Patent number: 8117671
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, a necktie includes a front tie material of elongated shape having first and second end portions including tips and first and second tipping pieces having a periphery complementary to the first and second end portions, respectively. The tipping pieces are peripherally stitched to the first and second end portions so as to form first and second pockets and the tie includes a lining in which end portions thereof extend into the first and second pockets. The first tipping piece and the first end portion of the front tie material are folded along first and second fold lines that are located adjacent the periphery of the lining and along third and fourth fold lines that are located spaced from and further from the lining than the first and second fold lines to cause the first tipping piece and first end portion to be folded over itself and form a pair of once-folded sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Cin Kim
  • Publication number: 20110094009
    Abstract: A bolo tie or decoration attached to a cord may be attached to a bag such as a purse, a backpack, pliable briefcase, an article of clothing, a decorative pillow, etc. In one embodiment, the article has a hole through which the cord may be inserted from the outside of the bag and then knotted or otherwise secured from the inside of the bag. Another embodiment uses features of the article, such as casings for bag handles or hardware wherein the cords attached to these features such that the cords of the bolo tie are threaded or looped and then secured. The cord of the bolo tie may be tied or looped around a handle of the article. The bolo tie or other decorations are removable to allow for interchangeability yet once the bolo tie is attached to the bag, the bolo tie is secure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Stephanie Landry
  • Publication number: 20110061207
    Abstract: A first clothing item is provided comprised of a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portion of the first clothing item is configured so that it can be attached to or detached from the first portion of the first clothing item. A second clothing item is provided, comprised of a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portion of the second clothing item is configured so that it can be attached to or detached from the second portion of the second clothing item. The second portions of the first and second clothing items may have the same first design. Alternate portions can replace the second portions so that alternate designs are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Ludlow Forbes
  • Publication number: 20100315367
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally provide a wearable necktie to which is attached a video display 14. A central processing unit 16 within the device controls the images which are visible on display 14. The user may select digital representations of images, drawings, motion pictures or text and place these digital representations into digital data storage media 24 which is accessible to central processing unit 16. The user may select the order and duration of the images to be shown on display 14, and the image display sequence is executed by 16 during the operation of the invention. Electrical energy is supplied by electrical power source 18. While the device is in operation, the user may wear this device around their neck in a manner customary for the wearing of neckties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: BOBBLESIGNS.COM LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Moy
  • Patent number: 7845019
    Abstract: This application relates to inflatable apparel. In particular, this application discusses systems and methods for providing apparel that is both selectively inflatable and adapted for use as a pillow. The inflatable apparel may include any clothing or object that is adapted to be worn by a person and is selectively inflatable so as to act a cushion for the person wearing the apparel or of another. The inflatable apparel comprises an apparel item, such as a necktie, and an inflatable bladder. In some cases, the necktie is made to receive and retain the bladder in an inflated position or a deflated position. The bladder extends through at least a portion of the necktie. Additionally, when inflated, the bladder provides a pillow or cushion for use by the individual wearing the inflated necktie, or for use by an individual other than the person wearing the necktie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: BRT, LLP
    Inventors: Thomas K. Bowen, Anne Fairchild
  • Patent number: 7757306
    Abstract: A multilayer necktie consisting of a first portion of fabric defined by three sections joined together without continuity solution to define: a so-called blade of the necktie, standing, when used, in sight of the user; the part around the user's neck; another blade, standing, when the necktie is knotted according to preferable manner, behind the first section and one destined to be partly showing, since it is as wide as, or preferably wider than, the first section. A second portion of fabric is superimposed on this first portion of fabric, which is joined or joinable to the first portion by means of relevant attachments. The resulting necktie is characterized in that, once knotted around the user's neck so as to show, at least partly, three blades, it features a knot in which at least two portions of fabric can be seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Alessandro Mattioli
  • Patent number: 7748057
    Abstract: Three-dimensional neckties have an outer layer with decorative ensembles attached to the outer layer, the decorative ensembles including additional decorative fabric pieces and other articles or trim pieces, and border stitching or embroidery stitching. The decorative fabric pieces of the decorative ensemble are attached to the outer layer only at certain points or areas so that at least a portion of the additional pieces are loosely positioned over the outer layer to accentuate the three-dimensional appearance of the necktie. In some embodiments, the decorative fabric pieces are attached to the outer layer by border stitching around an entire perimeter of the decorative fabric pieces, leaving the remainder loosely positioned over the outer layer. Trim pieces may include lace, string, hardware or other non-fabric items which are attached to the outer layer and which can be positioned over the decorative fabric pieces on the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Zinaida Boltan
  • Patent number: 7698748
    Abstract: A reversible necktie according to one embodiment includes first and second fabric pieces that have matching necktie shapes. Each of the fabric pieces has a finished face side, a wide end, longitudinal edges and a narrow end. The fabric pieces are superimposed in mating relationship with the finished sides facing outward, wherein each of the first and second fabric pieces is formed of a first section that has a first appearance and a second section that has a second appearance that is visually different from the first appearance. The first and second sections are joined together along a seam. The first section of first fabric piece overlies the second section of the second fabric piece and the second section of the first fabric piece overlies the first section of the first fabric piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Cin Kim
  • Publication number: 20100077531
    Abstract: A necktie pocket for concealing technological devices and other similarly sized items, such as business cards, is disclosed. The pocket comprises strategically-located attachment slots and a front side comprising a sheer slick fabric which allows an appropriately-sized device to be inserted and extracted from the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph Sale
  • Publication number: 20100050318
    Abstract: A necktie having a wide end portion formed of a material presenting a first pattern and a narrow end portion formed of a material presenting a second, different, contrasting pattern. The necktie is tied around the neck of a user in a fashion such that the narrow end portion emerges from the knot in front of the wide end portion and hangs down freely from the knot in pendulum fashion in front of the wide end portion so as to present a contrasting pattern to the wide end pattern. Alternatively, the necktie may be tied around the neck of a user in a fashion such that the wide end portion emerges from the knot in front of the narrow end portion and hangs down freely from the knot in pendulum fashion behind the wide end portion so that the wide end portion covers the narrow end portion in conventional fashion and the pattern presented by the tie is that of the wide end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Environmental Pool Systems
    Inventor: Rory Johnston
  • Publication number: 20090265833
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, a necktie includes a front tie material of elongated shape having first and second end portions including tips and first and second tipping pieces having a periphery complementary to the first and second end portions, respectively. The tipping pieces are peripherally stitched to the first and second end portions so as to form first and second pockets and the tie includes a lining in which end portions thereof extend into the first and second pockets. The first tipping piece and the first end portion of the front tie material are folded along first and second fold lines that are located adjacent the periphery of the lining and along third and fourth fold lines that are located spaced from and further from the lining than the first and second fold lines to cause the first tipping piece and first end portion to be folded over itself and form a pair of once-folded sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Cin Kim
  • Publication number: 20090172863
    Abstract: A tie (1) comprising a single textile piece obtained by working a single yarn, said textile piece being shaped by means of increases and decreases of its fabrication. The tie (1) has a plurality of folding regions able to allow the superposition of two or more edges of the tie to obtain a predetermined shape of the tie. Method for manufacturing ties with a needle textile machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: SOMMA & C. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Nicola Somma
  • Patent number: 7530119
    Abstract: A new and improved reversible necktie is disclosed. The reversible necktie maintains the conventional appearance of traditional neckties, yet its versatile design allows it to be worn by either gender. The necktie comprises two display sides and an integrated reversing mechanism that enables a user to reverse the tie to selectively expose either side. The necktie further comprises an integrated securing mechanism to allow the user to adjustably secure the reversible necktie to the user's shirt at the desired location. The necktie further comprises an interfacing structure that provides for a durable construction, while not making the tie bulky or overweight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventors: Carolyn Jackson-Miller, Ernest Jackson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080307557
    Abstract: This application relates to inflatable apparel. In particular, this application discusses systems and methods for providing apparel that is both selectively inflatable and adapted for use as a pillow. The inflatable apparel may include any clothing or object that is adapted to be worn by a person and is selectively inflatable so as to act a cushion for the person wearing the apparel or of another. The inflatable apparel comprises an apparel item, such as a necktie, and an inflatable bladder. In some cases, the necktie is made to receive and retain the bladder in an inflated position or a deflated position. The bladder extends through at least a portion of the necktie. Additionally, when inflated, the bladder provides a pillow or cushion for use by the individual wearing the inflated necktie, or for use by an individual other than the person wearing the necktie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas K. Bowen, Anne Fairchild
  • Publication number: 20080301850
    Abstract: A necktie has a main body section and knot which are comprised of relatively rigid pressed leather. A collar is also provided, which is fixedly connected at one end to the knot, and which has a second end which is permitted to pass through the knot and to exit below the main body section, where it forms a grasping region for a user. A design may be embossed on the front portion of the main body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Bob Hooten
  • Patent number: 7458105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a convertible and a swiveling necktie and a method of using the convertible and swiveling necktie. The convertible and swiveling necktie includes a knot body, a tail body, wherein the tail body swivels relative to the knot body, and the tail body is urged to settle at increments at approximately 180 degrees to maintain a desired side of a fabric tail. The present invention further includes the knot body forming an elliptically-shaped receiving portion, the tail body forming an elliptically-shaped member that is received by the elliptically-shaped receiving portion, and wherein the tail body is swively connected to the knot body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Tao
  • Publication number: 20080172772
    Abstract: A reversible necktie according to one embodiment includes first and second fabric pieces that have matching necktie shapes. Each of the fabric pieces has a finished face side, a wide end, longitudinal edges and a narrow end. The fabric pieces are superimposed in mating relationship with the finished sides facing outward, wherein each of the first and second fabric pieces is formed of a first section that has a first appearance and a second section that has a second appearance that is visually different from the first appearance. The first and second sections are joined together along a seam. The first section of first fabric piece overlies the second section of the second fabric piece and the second section of the first fabric piece overlies the first section of the first fabric piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Cin Kim
  • Publication number: 20080072362
    Abstract: A necktie defines one or more buttonholes near its narrow end. Such buttonholes enable the narrow end of the necktie to be buttoned to a button of the wearer's underlying shirt. A keeper behind the wide end of the tie maintains the narrow and wide ends in close proximity. By first passing the narrow end of the necktie through the keeper and then buttoning the narrow end of the tie to a shirt button, the narrow end effectively restrains the entire tie to the shirt. A buttonhole carrier strip with pre-formed buttonhole can be attached to the narrow end of the necktie as an alternative to forming the buttonhole directly through the narrow end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Philip Shearon
  • Patent number: 7322049
    Abstract: A necktie comprising, a tie having a through opening, an accessory piece, and means to secure the accessory piece onto the tie. A user in a first configuration wears the tie when the accessory piece is secured onto the tie, and the tie is tied in a knot. The tie is worn by a user in a second configuration when the accessory piece is secured onto the tie and the lower end of the at least one accessory piece is inserted through the through opening. The means to secure the accessory piece onto the tie comprises removable securing means or permanent securing means. The accessory piece may be a same or different color as the tie and the accessory piece may also be a same or different pattern as the tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Alberto Victor Kennedy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7065794
    Abstract: A necktie that is removably attachable to a button-down shirt of the type having a row of buttons disposed down the front thereof so as to prevent said necktie from moving out of place, said necktie comprising a single elongated article of clothing having a wide end having front and rear surfaces and a narrow end having front and rear surfaces, wherein a row of buttonholes is provided on said rear surface of said wide end and a corresponding first attachment button is provided on said front surface of said narrow end to attach said wide end to said narrow end such that said first attachment means is not visible on said front surface of said wide end, and wherein second row of buttonholes is provided on said rear surface of said narrow end to attach said rear surface of said narrow end to said row of buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 7058983
    Abstract: A necktie contains a winding portion ring-shaped and wound around the neck when the necktie is worn, an ornamental portion provided at one end portion of the winding portion and hung down from the front of the neck to the chest, and a clasp provided at the other end of the winding portion and attachable to and removable from any position of the winding portion. The necktie can be easily worn in such a way that, after the winding portion has been wound around the neck, the winding portion is attached by the clasp so as to be ring-shaped. Then, a good design can be secured by making the ornamental portion a chain, downward sword-shaped, rectangular, and others so as to be freely bendable. Accordingly, the necktie is appropriate for the use by not only men, but also women.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Tosiki Namiki
  • Publication number: 20040261154
    Abstract: A jewelry displaying arrangement uses a knot of a necktie as a support for a stone, medallion, or other article displayed on the necktie. This arrangement relies on a foundation shaped and sized as a stylized triangle or trapezoid so that it fits into the folds of the necktie knot. The foundation may be formed from a thin sheet of material having the surface shape of a necktie knot, and may have two or more legs extending upwardly from a base portion adjacent which the ornament, or other item to be displayed, is attached to the foundation. These legs provide the foundation with a wide enough upper end so as to prohibit the foundation from falling through the knot. The ornament may be attached to the foundation by any of a number of methods so that when the ornament holder is worn the ornament protrudes or drops below the knot into a visible position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Ford K. Dotterer
  • Publication number: 20040210977
    Abstract: A scented tie insert and method therefor capable of retaining a fragrance and being inserted into a tie, either a necktie or a bowtie. This device allows a person to have a fragrance without having the fragrance coming into contact with the person's skin or other clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Samuel L. Smalls
  • Publication number: 20040187187
    Abstract: A reversible no-tie necktie with integrated, reversible, restraint and a reversible knot structure encompassing: added capabilities, ease of use and maintenance, and a streamlined manufacturing process. The reversible knot structure fastens about the necktie's main body. The reversible necktie retains prima facie traditional necktie aesthetics on its own and also retains such an appearance when the knot structure is secured in place. An integrated restraint is provided for means of confining the necktie's rear section ends from frontal view and may also be used for means of securing the necktie to a shirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Kelly Marie Morrison-Gale
  • Publication number: 20040133964
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to keep a tie in a still position and to restrict the free movement of the tie because of wind. It also prevents the movement of the tie under a jacket aside while walking as well as it prevents the discomfort while bending or sitting down without a jacket. The functional constituent of the invention is an industrially manufactured hair clip/barrette and a leather, or another flexible material, stripe. The invention functions by clipping a tie to the strap of a shirt. Such attachment allows keeping the tie in a still, fixed position without restraining the free movement of a wearer at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Anatoliy Ivanovitch Rudenko
  • Patent number: 6691319
    Abstract: A simulated necktie knot for use with a necktie to create a necktie knot without necessitating the hand-tying of a knot. The simulated necktie knot has a flexible funnel shaped cup, simulating a necktie knot, and a rigid funnel shaped core that fits within the cup. The core is used to fill the space within the cup not otherwise occupied by the necktie. A clip, positioned within the cup, holds the necktie in place within the cup. An adjustable collar strap may be used with the simulated necktie knot to attached the tie around the user's neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Raphael Simon
  • Patent number: 6687914
    Abstract: This invention concerns a necktie that is reversible. This invention uses a zipper to enable the necktie to reverse. Clear thread defines a fold line, or a crease, that runs vertically down the open and unzipped necktie structure and dually outlines the shape of a standard necktie. The zipper runs down the back of the necktie structure and connects the two flaps that are folded back evenly, as a result of using the clear fold lines. When the structure is unzipped and folded back, it reveals the other color pattern. The zipper is then rejoined on the opposite side and zipped up to reverse the necktie structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Tyrone Conyers
  • Publication number: 20030226189
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preknotted adjustable necktie comprising a front outer tie portion, a knot portion with an opening therethrough, and an adjustable neck embracing loop extending through the opening in said knot portion. The knot portion is formed of fabric material and contains no rigid materials, the knot portion having an outer knot segment attached on its vertically extending side edges to an inner knot segment, with one end of the neck embracing loop attached to a first side of the inner knot segment and the other end of the neck embracing loop extending through a guide loop attached to the first side of the inner knot segment, with the front outer tie portion attached to the other side of the inner knot segment, and with the outer knot segment being attached at its opposing side edges forming the opening through the knot portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventor: John Galante