Made Up Patents (Class 2/149)
  • Patent number: 8931116
    Abstract: A pre-knotted adjustable necktie is provided that includes a pre-knot and a tie body worn about a collar by a person, tie body having a first and second end as well as a front and back to accommodate a surface design and pre-knot having a cover accommodating a cover surface design wrapped about a pre-knot form having channels, a cavity and hooked ends to hold and accommodate the insertion of a tie body making an individual fashion statement over coming the limitations of the modern day necktie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Adam Lucero
  • Patent number: 6871358
    Abstract: A preknotted adjustable necktie is provided containing no rigid materials comprising a first outer tie portion having a front wide flap segment integral with a knot segment with an opening therethrough; and a second inner tie portion having an adjustable neck embracing loop extending through the opening in said knot segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: After Six, Inc.
    Inventor: John Galante
  • Patent number: 6687915
    Abstract: A knot support for a necktie, includes a wedge shaped front having a wide upper portion and a narrow lower portion. A top edge of the wedge shaped front forms a V-shape and each side of the V-shape defines a substantially continuous curve as seen in frontal view. A necktie, such as a zippered necktie, is attached to the knot support. The necktie may be attached to a wearer's neck by a loop portion that forms a loop and has ends engageable by the knot support. The knot support is slidable relative to the loop portion to adjust a size of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Hamilton Ties, Inc.
    Inventor: Hom Kear
  • Patent number: 6658667
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: After Six, Inc.
    Inventor: John Galante
  • Publication number: 20020095713
    Abstract: A separate necktie and knot are provided as a pair for engaging a necktie with a knot, without the prior art, making of the tie. The knot is engaged over the ends of the tie, slid into place at the neck and secured. The separate band and knot of the present invention simplifies the complications of making a prior art necktie with a knot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Bradley Bonano, Edgar Falcon
  • Patent number: 6421835
    Abstract: A preknotted adjustable necktie is provided containing no rigid materials comprising a first outer tie portion having a front wide flap segment integral with a knot segment with an opening therethrough; and a second inner tie portion having an adjustable neck embracing loop extending through the opening in said knot segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: After Six, Inc.
    Inventor: John Galante
  • Publication number: 20010042259
    Abstract: Disclosed is a necktie. The necktie has two strips, and a knotting part and a neck surrounding part formed with the two strips. A detachable part, having a hook part and a pile part of Velcro respectively attached to opposite ends of the neck surrounding part, is used for setting the necktie around one's neck. A shape retaining piece, formed with a piece of plastic, is set into the knotting part, for allowing the knotting part to have a convex surface. The tie also has a hanging portion having a leading end and a trailing end of a triangular shape, and representing a trapezoid in shape tapered from the leading end to the trailing end. A length adjusting unit is set into the knotting part, capable of adjusting the length of a hanging portion, including a main body supporting the hanging portion. Two insert parts are formed on terminals of the adjusting unit, for being inserted into the knotting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventor: Dae-Hwi Paik
  • Patent number: 6216275
    Abstract: A necktie with fixing device embodies a simple, self-contained, convenient and more economic way to maintain a necktie in place. The fixing device comprises an anchoring member that is secured to the rear surface of the wide end of the necktie, an elastic member secured to center of the anchoring member, a small magnet that is secured to the end of the elastic member opposite that secured to the anchoring member, and a hook extending from the magnet. The elastic member is long enough to allow the magnet to engage a zipper, belt buckle or other metallic fastening element of a clothing article, and allow the hook to removably engage fastening elements of clothing articles such as zippers, belt buckles and buttons. The combined securing action of the magnet and hook allow the fixing device to maintain the wide end of a necktie in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Chong Lim Lee
  • Patent number: 5953755
    Abstract: A necktie holder and method of making the same. The holder is made of two pieces including a one-piece sleeve and a one-piece retainer. The one-piece sleeve is generally frusto-conical with a large diameter top and a smaller diameter bottom. A slot in the sleeve extends from the top to the bottom for receiving the both ends of the necktie. A one-piece retainer is placed in the slot to hold the necktie therein. As the sleeve and retainer are fitted loosely about the necktie, the holder is easily moved up and down to adjust its position. The sleeve is formed by a single sheet of metal or plastic that is rolled into a frusto-conical shape with a vertical slot therein. The retainer is constructed from a one-piece section of material having an H-shaped cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventor: Gary S. Barylski
  • Patent number: 5884333
    Abstract: Unisex Netsuke art neck wear provides a unique, elegant, affordable, durable and maintenance free neck wear in place of cloth necktie for use by men and women. The carved netsuke art object is made of a polymer or crushed marble. The simplicity of the double overhand or the triple overhand knot on the cord that keeps the carved netsuke art object against the shirt collar is a great feature. While being a very secure knot, it is also very simple and easy to tie and untie. The cord is made of silk or supple leather. Besides being a revival of centuries old art form, unisex netsuke art neck wear gives a dress-down appearance while assuring an elegant dressy look.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventor: Manal Daniel Soliman
  • Patent number: 5864882
    Abstract: A decorative knot cover is adapted to be easily placed over and removed from the knot of a necktie, scarf or other elongated length of material. The decorative knot cover comprises a unitary, rigid structure having a generally triangular-shaped front face with side portions extending therefrom and connected by a back portion, collectively defining an opening through which an elongated length of knotted material may be pushed. A tab on the back upper surface easily fastens the knot cover to the knot. A magnet or other fastening device may be embedded in the front face to receive a removable decorative stone or other object. The knot cover is preferably molded or cast from one piece of solid metal such as gold, silver, bronze, pewter or copper for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Inventor: Cynthia L. Kowalyk
  • Patent number: 5774893
    Abstract: A necktie assembly incorporates a simulated necktie knot and a neckband that allows a fabric necktie tail portion to be added without making a conventional knot. The neckband may be elastic and may be opened, closed, and adjusted in a number of ways. The simulated knot is made in a fashion that leaves a hollow pocket useful for carrying and concealing small articles of many sorts, among these objects a small microphone which may be connected to a transmitter. The body of the simulated knot also serves as a display area for indicia of many sorts, such as emblems, advertising, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Inventor: Miguel Grajales Torres
  • Patent number: 5736465
    Abstract: Novel fibers have been made from reactor grade isotactic poly-alpha-olefin wherein polypropylene is produced by single-site catalysis and has a melt flow rate of greater than zero to about 5,000, MWD in the range of about 1.0 to about 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Allan Stahl, James John McAlpin
  • Patent number: 5673434
    Abstract: A solid necktie including a rounded coupling segment which has apertures extending therethrough. Also included are a plurality of supplemental segments. Each supplemental segment has a pair of apertures which extend therethrough and positioned as continuations of the apertures of the coupling segment wherein the apertures of the supplemental segments are in communication with the apertures of the coupling segment. Further included is an elastic cord material which has a central section positionable around the neck of a wearer and with portions thereof extending first through apertures of the coupling segment and then through apertures of the supplement segments for holding the segments in a generally planar orientation when worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Risk Design, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Risk
  • Patent number: 5666666
    Abstract: A ready-to-wear neckwear apparatus including a malleable tie knot-shaped insert, conformable to the contours of the wearer's neck. The insert is received in an insert sleeve with adjustable neck band. Front and rear body members attach to the front and rear of the insert sleeve, respectively, and are joined therebelow. A cover having slits for the neck band, wraps around the insert, insert sleeve and body members appearing like a conventional tie knot. The cover and rear body member have a slot and groove, respectively, defining a continuous button groove along the length of the neckwear for inserting shirt buttons therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Inventors: Barry Chaffen, Gwen S. Chaffen
  • Patent number: 5600851
    Abstract: A pre-tied easily removable necktie includes an elongated strand of relatively soft, fabric having a relatively narrow end and a relatively wide end in overlapping relationship, tied to provide a permanent, adhesively fused knot therein and wherein a pair of tails extend away from the knot; and a relatively inelastic neck belt removably secured between the pair of tails, the neck belt having an elastic portion spliced between opposite ends thereof. A method of forming the pre-tied necktie includes the steps of:a) tying the tie to include a full Windsor knot;b) smoothing out any pleats or puckers in the fabric where the fabric exits the knot;c) injecting a heat activatable adhesive into the knot, between layers of the fabric within the knot;d) placing the tie in a microwave oven and subjecting the tie to microwave heating to thereby activate the adhesive; ande) curing the adhesive within the knot to form a relatively rigidified knot construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: James M. McLeod
  • Patent number: 5555563
    Abstract: A prefabricated necktie including a frame having a generally wedge-shaped front profile and including flanges extending rearwardly and tapering downwardly. The operating stem of a camming element is rigidly mounted on the frame and entraps the camming element. The camming element receives and engages the interengagable ends of a neck band, defining a loop. The loop embraces the wearer's neck and may be tightened thereabout by pulling down on the interengaged neck band ends relative to the camming element. The novel flanges promote a knot having a fuller shape, decrease material wear and deter the user from pulling the neck band sideways, jamming or damaging the interengaging structures of the neck band. A front member is mounted to and loops around the frame to resemble a tie knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Inventor: Richard E. Ear
  • Patent number: 5493731
    Abstract: A necktie assembly having a simulated knot which is slideable is disclosed. The simulated knot has a relatively rigid body and a Y-shaped bore. In one embodiment, the necktie is furnished with a complimentary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Inventor: James Amnott
  • Patent number: 5432953
    Abstract: This invention concerns a neck tie structure, a tie, a neck band, and a knot former. The knot former has a groove extending from side to side on the knot former. The neck band is threaded through the groove. The neck band has fastener means at opposite ends to connect the neck band on a neck of a person wearing the tie. The tie has an intermediate tie loop portion mounted over a front face of the knot former with ends of the tie being projected along opposite sides and rearwardly of the knot former and rearwardly and beneath the neck band. The ends of the tie are extended upwardly and forwardly over the neck band between the intermediate tie loop portion and the knot former and downwardly beneath the knot former in lapped relation, the thus tied tie generating a tied knot about the knot former having an appearance of a four-in-hand knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Inventor: Yong J. Kim
  • Patent number: 5416925
    Abstract: A necktie of the bolo type style is disclosed. The necktie includes a tie member disposable in a loop including first and second display portions and an interconnecting central portion. The display portions, sized with a larger diameter than a conventional bolo cord, are generally cylindrical and have a relatively smooth surface. A covering sheath snugly covers the display portion core and may bear one of any number of patterns and designs, including designs requiring larger surface area than provided by a conventional bolo tie cord. The necktie also includes a retainer element in a Windsor knot shape which encircles and releasably slidably engages the display portions. The retainer element includes a tapering sheath having a planar guide surface for maintaining the display portions in side-by-side relationship within the tapering sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Inventor: Scott Davis
  • Patent number: 5416926
    Abstract: A necktie knot supporting means having a triangular shaped front face with a V-shaped upper portion to form a tighter knot and hide the back portion of the knot and a pair of upwardly inclined upstanding walls. A necktie loop having a zipper to tighten the loop and a necktie front panel fixed to the triangular shaped front face for tying a knot about the knot supporting means. An inclined braking area and a pinching area to give the tie a more natural look are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Inventor: Sherry S. Koy
  • Patent number: 5400439
    Abstract: The Knotless Necktie is a three component, easy to assemble and adjust, necktie that gives the appearance of being a fashionable knotted necktie but which does not use a knot and eliminates any knot tieing. This necktie is comprised of a display streamer, a knotshaper and a neckband. Each of these components can be made of the same or of different materials, design patterns or colors. These components are easily assembled into a complete, ready to wear necktie. From the components of three knotless neckties, each of a different material, design pattern and color, nine different and fashionable knotless neckties can be assembled. Once the knotless necktie is assembled and adjusted for the wearer's neck size, no further adjustment is needed. This necktie can then be easily taken-off or put-on while maintaining the appearance of a fashionably knotted conventional necktie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Earl F. Clifford, Trustee
    Inventor: Jordan Petroff
  • Patent number: 5295270
    Abstract: A necktie and separate pre-formed knot that may be slid into position onto the necktie body and securely maintained in position without slipping. A knot is formed from a generally trapezoidally shaped assembly that is first folded over on itself so that its angled ends overlie one another. The overlying angled ends are secured to one another along a seam offset from the edges of the angled ends so as to define a margin or wing portion between the seam and the edges of the angled ends. The resulting folded and closed assembly is then turned inside out to form the finished knot. The wing portion protrudes into the central opening of the knot to engage the necktie body and hold the knot securely in place on the necktie body. The trapezoidally shaped assembly from which the knot is formed is itself formed of a foundation member and a fabric wrapped around the foundation member. Knots of different styles are described emulating, for example, the common four-in-hand, half-windsor and full-windsor knots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Jane Phillips
    Inventors: Jane Phillips, Judy Perchonock
  • Patent number: 5208917
    Abstract: An article of clothing so constructed as to not encircle the wearer's neck, combines a support undergarment with a neckwear outergarment. The support undergarment is a collarless and sleeveless shirt worn beneath a male's shirt or a female's blouse. The outergarment is an ornamental fabric necktie of pretied configuration and includes longitudinal pairs of same fabric shoulder tailends projecting from each upper corner of the knot-end of the necktie. Button fasteners sewn along the undergarment's shoulder straps releasably communicate with button holes sewn along tailends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Inventor: Donald F. Acenbrack
  • Patent number: 5170507
    Abstract: A preformed necktie has an insert with a pair of connected diverging closed conduits interconnected by a support. A slide post extends from the support proximate the lower ends of the conduits. A tie portion is wrapped about the insert to form a knot and to become the front tie panel. The two ends of a neck-embracing loop have corresponding zipper panels and pass through the conduits to be joined by the slide and form a rear panel of the tie. The neck embracing loop is tightened or loosened by movement through the knot and slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventors: Gordon B. Langford, Shane C. Mast
  • Patent number: 5165112
    Abstract: An assemblable necktie, having: a collar assembly, a knot assembly, a replacement tie assembly, and a tie assembly securement. The knot assembly comprises a first end portion having a collar loop formed therein for retaining the collar assembly, an intermediate portion, and, a second end portion. The first end portion, intermediate portion and the second end portion are so foldable so as to form a knot during use having the appearance of a knot in a conventional tie. The replaceable tie assembly is securable to the knot assembly. The tie assembly securement secures the tie assembly to the knot asssembly during use thereof, the tie assembly securement being concealed when the tie is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Inventor: Charles R. Dawes
  • Patent number: 5142703
    Abstract: A neckwear is disclosed which includes an outer fabric casing. A one-piece, multi-dimensional lining is carried within the casing and lies substantially coextensive with the casing along the length thereof. The lining is formed of a one-piece textile fabric cut substantially along the bias. The central neckband and knotting portion of the lining is characterized by having a different fabric construction than the fabric construction of the end portions of the lining to provide a finished neckwear product having a neckband and knotting area with the desired performance and tying characteristics. The neckwear also may include a plurality of linings positioned within the casing and a least one of the plurality of linings includes a central neckband and knotting portion having a different fabric construction than the fabric construction of the end portions of the lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Collins & Aikman Corporation
    Inventors: Lex L. Basinger, Jeffery L. Rachel, Jerry E. Snider, Allan S. Lerner
  • Patent number: 5088119
    Abstract: A necktie has a central knot portion being positioned between a display portion and a tail portion. In one version, the warp angle of the knot portion is rotated ninety degrees from the warp of the display portion so that the stripes on the knot will be aligned with the corresponding stripes on the display portion when the tie is worn. In other embodiments, the knot portion is a different color or pattern from the display portion to permit coordinating or contrasting or styles between the knot and display portion. In yet another embodiment, the knot portion is made selectively replaceable at the discretion of the user to permit mix and match freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Inventor: Robert A. Fortier
  • Patent number: 5084916
    Abstract: A necktie assembly in which a reversible tie piece is held in place between interlocking front and rear tieknot shells by a slide bar and a bar lock, in which the front tieknot shell is an interchangeable part, the entire assembly is held around the neck by an adjustable band and a shadow bracket provides a raised or lowered affect to the tieknot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventor: Joseph R. Austin
  • Patent number: 5048127
    Abstract: A necktie comprising a knot support, an outer tie secured to the knot support and being positionable about the knot support to provide a knot, an inner tie releasably secured to the knot support comprising an upper loop to be worn about the neck of a wearer, an adjusting means positioned on the inner tie, and a tie end adjacent to the upper loop, the adjusting means including a grasping means having an aperture therein; and a securing means for releasably securing the inner tie to the knot support including a stud positioned on the rear surface of the knot support and a protruding securing means also positioned on the rear surface of the knot support, wherein the grasping means is located within the protruding securing means and the stud is positioned within the aperture of the grasping means when the inner tie is secured to the knot support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Viscount USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip S. Yang
  • Patent number: 5035002
    Abstract: An accessory for simulating a knot on a necktie or scarf covering a looped section of the material. The knot simulator is held in place by a slot along the length of the cover channel to permit compression of the material, a flocked interior of the channel produces a frictional surface, and a resilient retainer enters the channel and resists one-way accidental removal. Decoration and further holding is included through a tie tack or earring aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Inventor: Charles F. Knight, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4995118
    Abstract: A pre-formed support element is shaped to have an uneven surface configuration, and two portions of necktie type cloth are connected to the support to establish an appearance of a knot usually associated with a hand-tied necktie. A drape element includes a stiffener that is releasably attached to the support element and produces an appearance of a hand-tied necktie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Anthony E. Paduano, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4856114
    Abstract: The present invention provides a seaman style preset necktie characterized mainly in that the portions of the necktie below the tie knot are bifurated into two branches, there are no inner and outer ties as those with conventional neckties, and that the tie knot is suspended before the wearer's chest instead of being tied adjacent to the neck opening. In the present invention, both ends of the necktie are provided with zippers on the same side and the tie knot is provided with a pair of zipper sliders which are disposed invertedly relative to each other, the upper slider causing the portions of the necktie body to be gathered while the lower one causing them to be separated again, such that the position of the tie knot can be adjusted by sliding the sliders. After proper adjustment, by means of the fastening means on the ends of the outer cover of the tie knot, it is only necessary to fold and press said outer cover of the tie knot to be securely set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventors: Jiann-Jong Chen, Ching-Hwa Chen