Four-in Hand Type Patents (Class 2/150)
  • Patent number: 11000084
    Abstract: A modular necktie includes a knot enclosure having an attachment channel, a fabric stem that is configured to insert into the attachment channel, and a tie portion that is secured to the fabric stem such that the tie portion extends downwardly from the knot enclosure when the fabric stem is inserted into the attachment channel. The knot enclosure can couple to a wearer's shirt in various ways including via a recess that is configured to receive a button of a wearer's shirt or via lateral collar wings that allow a collar band or ratcheting strips to be used. Various types of electronic components can be included in the knot enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Modern Tie LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Smith, Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 10136689
    Abstract: A neckwear includes a neckband and a neckband module and may further include one or more fastener members and one or more display segments for coins, medals or bars. The neckband is connected to said neckband module, and said one or more fastener members pivotably connects said neckband module and said one or more display segments. Also provided for a neckwear are a hermetically sealed neckband module or display segment, a display segment configured to be intra-changeable, display inserts for a neckband module or display segments, torso segments, and a neckband module with a member of a fastener to accommodate interchangeable display segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PATUGA LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Pandolfino
  • Patent number: 10130145
    Abstract: A fabric fastener provided by the invention of the present application exerts a decorative design function due to many variations created by fabric itself. In particular, the fastener can be, according to this fastener, easily handled without damaging the fabric in handling the fabric. Furthermore, the fastener exerting a high fabric looseness prevention effect even after a long-term use is provided. According to an employed configuration, the fabric fastener includes a substantially tubular body having a substantially C-shaped cross section, the substantially tubular body being provided with a slit portion (40) provided at an insertion path (10) for tucking and fixing inserted fabric (100). The substantially tubular body is provided with opening portions (20) and a drawing hole (30). The opening portions (20) have substantially V-shaped or U-shaped constrictions provided on an upper and lower sides in order to guide a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Miwaku Corporation
    Inventor: Rikako Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10117474
    Abstract: A modular necktie includes a knot enclosure having an attachment channel, a fabric stem that is configured to insert into the attachment channel, and a tie portion that is secured to the fabric stem such that the tie portion extends downwardly from the knot enclosure when the fabric stem is inserted into the attachment channel. The knot enclosure can couple to a wearer's shirt in various ways including via a recess that is configured to receive a button of a wearer's shirt or via lateral collar wings that allow a collar band or ratcheting strips to be used. Various types of electronic components can be included in the knot enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan Smith, Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 9872528
    Abstract: A knot tying device for realizing a knot of a tie that has a narrower part and a wider part includes a ring defining an internal cavity for passage of the narrower part and an external surface of support for the wider part; a ferromagnetic body, integral to the ring; and a magnet suitable for resting on the wider part so as to overlap the ferromagnetic body, constraining itself to the ferromagnetic body and blocking the wider part to the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Simone Venturi
  • Patent number: 9074410
    Abstract: This tassel comprises at least a first piece and a second piece, both independent, and attached to respective free ends of operating cords for blinds; and present on the facing surfaces are magnetically attracted first halves and second halves suitable for establishing a retention of tassel parts in a mounting position, to allow said parts of the tassel to separate when a force superior to the force of the magnetic attraction of said first and second halves is applied between the two cords; characterized in that the magnetically attracted first halves are mounted in a protruding position with respect to the surface of said first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Juan José Borras Martinez
  • 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: 8015673
    Abstract: A bolo style clasp or slide is modified and improved by affixing an engagement apparatus to its posterior surface. The engagement apparatus can vary in both size and specie so as to best accommodate the intended coupling item. The addition of the engagement apparatus expands the versatility of the bolo style clasp or slide by allowing it to serve its original ornamental function and any one of several utilities. Further, the anterior surface of the bolo style clasp or slide is hinged so as to allow the surface to rotate exposing an interior area. The interior area can be used for the storage of small items or situating an exchangeable ornamental face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Harry Rodman
  • Publication number: 20040031084
    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: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Applicant: AFTER SIX, Inc.
    Inventor: John Galante
  • 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: 20030066118
    Abstract: An optical stack of laminated removable lens for affixing to a face shield is disclosed. The stack includes a plurality of superposed removable lens adhesively affixed to one another, wherein each of the removable lens is held to each successive lens with a clear uninterrupted adhesive layer interposed between each lens. Each of the lens has a removal tab portion on one end which does not have any adhesive layer on either side thereof. This allows the wearer of the face shield to quickly grasp the removal tab portion for removing the top lens and exposing a clean lens directly underneath. The bottom-most removable lens of the stack has a band of adhesive formed around the periphery thereof for attachment of the stack to the face shield. The band of adhesive forms a seal which eliminates any moisture from the interface between the bottom-most lens and the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Seth Wilson, Stephen S. Wilson, Bart Wilson
  • Patent number: 6510590
    Abstract: A slip proof device for a necktie having a zipper thereon has a slide mounted on a bracket supporting a knot of the necktie. A controlling member is mounted onto the slide and extends a restricting hook having a sharp point through the slide. Thereby, the sharp point is able to extend into a gap defined between teeth of the zipper to secure the slide to the zipper and prevents the knot from slipping loose. Furthermore, the sharp point is able to withdraw from the gap to allow free adjustment of the slide with respect to the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Hsin-Heng Lin
  • Patent number: 6467094
    Abstract: A necktie knot support assembly for supporting a pre-tied knotted necktie includes a spring clamp adapted to engage a shirt collar, and a main body member shaped to determine formation of the knot of the necktie. The main body member has a vertical central wall and first and second wings that extend outward from the central wall. The central wall includes a slotted arm that extends across the central wall and that inter-engages and retains the spring clamp. The central wall has a notch positioned so that a shirt button on the shirt collar is disposed within the notch during engagement of the spring clamp to the shirt collar. Another notch is disposed within the forward portion of the central wall to facilitate the connection of the spring clamp and the main body member at a substantial angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Eastern Creative Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John Najarian
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6021522
    Abstract: A necktie knot support assembly that supports a pre-tied knotted necktie which, when worn, advantageously provides a knot that is maintained away from the wearer's neck, so as to aesthetically resemble a non pre-tied necktie. The assembly includes a main body member that is shaped to determine the formation of the knot of the necktie, and a spring clamp that is adapted to inter-engage the main body member. The main body member has a central wall and a post that rearwardly extends outwards from the wall at an acute angle therefrom. The main body member is shaped to integrally include left and right wings that extend outward from the central wall and that preferably have respective top surfaces that extend outwardly in a substantially horizontal plane relative to the central wall. The main body member further preferably includes an integrally connected forwardly projecting nose portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Inventor: John Najarian
  • 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: 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: 5778453
    Abstract: A necktie including a knot formed with a seat, a binding device having a fixing block removably engaged with the seat of the knot, and a front apron provided with fastening means at an upper end thereof engageable with the knot, whereby the front apron of the necktie can be changed as desired and the necktie can be easily converted to a bowtie thereby providing the user with a number of options and when pulled by a force which is larger than the holding force of the front apron, the front apron will be disengaged from the knot hence preventing the user from getting hurt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Hui-Shen Chen
  • 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: 5692241
    Abstract: A necktie knot forming device is provided. The knot forming device is temporarily attached to the tie prior to forming the knot and retains the tie and the device in position during the knot formation process. Once the knot is substantially completely formed, the device is then removed from the tie and a neat, consistent, four-in-hand knot remains in the tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Inventor: Matthew M. Helfer
  • 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: 5600852
    Abstract: A knotless, interchangeable neckwear device incorporates a vertically elongated necktie panel, a male quick connect buckle component and a female quick connect buckle component collectively positioned in front of the wearer's neck by a looped connecting means detachably secured to an adjustable non-elastic neckband. The engaged male and female quick connect buckles are always directly visible by someone facing the front of the wearer. The quick connect buckles replace the traditional four-in-hand knot as a decorative design element and may be formed of materials such as wood, metal, or colored plastic providing an interesting and attractive appearance. The necktie panel is supported by the quick connect buckle components in a manner that allows for ready adjustment of the length of the front or display apron of the necktie panel according to a wearer's preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Daniel W. Densch
  • Patent number: 5577302
    Abstract: A necktie fastening device including a pair of securing members that are attachable to the severed, central ends of a conventional necktie that has been severed in half with a pair of scissors or the like. Each securing member is formed from a flexible material that has been formed to create a first, second, and third flap member. The first and second flap members each have a quantity of adhesive deposited on areas thereof that face away from one another and which are covered with a flexible removable section of cover material. An elongated flexible pull tab is secured to each removable section. In use, the adhesive is placed in contact with the interior surface of the tie through the severed central end and forms an attachment between the necktie fabric and the securing member with the central lining of the necktie disposed between the first and second flap members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Inventor: Wesley A. Bortle
  • 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: 5390370
    Abstract: A necktie knot supporting means having a hollow upper section and a lower tongue section where the knot supporting means tapers from the hollow upper section to the lower tongue section, and a bracket for supporting a zipper fastener. Where the zipper fastener interlocks and unlocks a neck embracing loop. A necktie front panel secured to the knot supporting means for tying a knot about the knot supporting means.There is a vertical groove running from the tongue section onto the hollow upper section to provide an indentation which allows a more natural looking knot to be tied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Inventor: Sherry Koy
  • 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: 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: 5088120
    Abstract: A combined and fixed necktie having a necktie body, a sheath member, an adjusting plate, a neck rope and a neck rope retainer. The adjusting plate can adjust and fix the length of the necktie body which is inserted into rectangular apertures of the adjusting plate. The twined necktie body and adjusting plate can be fixed in the sheath member. The rope retainer being fixed in the sheath member can control the diameter of the neck rope so that is is very convenient and easy for the wearer to wear or remove the necktie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Ching Yang Necktie Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Chou Yen
  • Patent number: 5088118
    Abstract: An article and method for tying neckties is presented which serves to assist the user in positioning the necktie in precise relationship to a chosen location point on the user's apparel or anatomy. The method hereof includes the steps of affixing a small maker element to the necktie and then positioning the marker adjacent a chosen fixed location point on the wearer's anatomy or apparel, whereby the ends of the tie will then drape in a desired position once the tie is tied in accordance with the wearer's habitual tying method. The article includes a support member presenting a scale along one edge thereof and having marker elements located thereon for use in measuring and marking a tie during tying thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Inventor: F. Howard Whiteley
  • 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: 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: 4958383
    Abstract: There is disclosed a necktie or cravat which has snaps or other fasteners allowing it to be fastened at the shirt collar or removed without tying or untying the knot. One embodiment has a strip of semi-rigid plastic several inches in length with holes which engage with standard male snap fasteners at the top ends of the two panels of the necktie. The necktie is attached and removed by snapping and unsnapping the snap fastener into a selected hole in the plastic strip. Holes spaced one-half inch apart provide adjustability to accommodate different neck sizes. Preferably the two panels of the tie are not actually knotted but are provided with a separate matching slide formed of the same material as the tie and wrapped about the panels in a manner to simulate a single windsor knot, a double windsor knot or other decorative simulated knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Robert R. Keegan
    Inventor: Richard A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4897887
    Abstract: A preknotted adjustable necktie comprises a knot former having, an inner body (62) and an outer body (61), an inner tie member with a zipper (3), an outer tie member (5), and a rivet (63). The knot former serves forming and control functions, and the inner tie member is sandwiched between the inner and outer bodies thereof, with a pulling button of the zipper slider on the inner tie member secured to the inner and outer bodies of the knot former and to the outer tie member by a rivet. The outer tie member is tied into a fixed knot over the knot former. By means of the presence of a pair of leaf springs (622) on the inner body, the position of the tie knot and the zipper slider can be adjusted freely and retained in the position set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Inventors: Jiann-Jong Chen, Ching-Hwa Chen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 4835794
    Abstract: A novel preset necktie comprises an outer tie, and inner tie, a zipper, a zipper slider of unique configuration, and a support body. The outer and the inner ties are both separate individual bodies with the upper portion of the inner tie being connected to form a loop and a zipper being disposed to the inner side of the lower portion thereof to form into the tie loop. With the inner tie having been threaded through the support body and the pull tab of the specially designed slider secured to the inner side of said slider, the size of the tie loop can be adjusted by pushing or pulling said support body. A pressing spring plate is provided on the inner side of the slider so as to keep the shape of the tie loop fixed. The upper portion of the outer tie is secured to the support body by means of a rivet and preset into a regular knot such that the user does not have to set the knot each time when wearing then necktie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventors: Jiann-Jong Chen, Ching-Hwa Chen
  • Patent number: 4827536
    Abstract: A necktie having a narrow end and a wide end accommodates an elongated slot in the underside of the narrow end. A mesh having elongated apertures is formed in the slot. In one embodiment, a pair of loops support a slideably mounted button holder which engages the selected one of the wearer's shirt buttons and provides attachment of the necktie to the shirt of the wearer. In an alternate embodiment, the elongated slot supports a mesh which engages a selected one of the buttons on the wearer's shirt to secure the tie with respect to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Inventor: Henry H. Sung
  • Patent number: 4771481
    Abstract: Pre-tied neckties include a slide fastener and two slide tapes which are joined by the slide fastener. The tapes of the slide fastener extend through a pair of tubes which meet at a fastening rivet. A spacer is placed there for keeping the guide tubes and the tapes properly spaced. The spacer is located in the vicinity of the knot where the front and rear parts of the tie are connected. A strap may be attached to the slideable element to the slide and the strap is movable to different orientations with respect to the slideable element. The rear part of the tie may have an opening or slit which receives the slide fastener and the bottom portion of the guide tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Inventor: Arthur Gasser
  • Patent number: 4748692
    Abstract: This invention discloses a necktie, in which a knot shaped tying member is provided separately from a necktie main body, and a rear side of the tying member is divided into right and left sides so that the necktie main body may be inserted between the divided end sections, and in which after the insertion, an engaging member provided at one end of the divided end sections of the tying member is engaged with a hook provided at another end, thereby a clearance between the divided end sections is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Inventor: Shizuo Fukushima
  • Patent number: 4710982
    Abstract: A necktie has a slide fastener including a slide means, a knot portion having an opening therethrough, and a front tie portion depending from said knot portion. A rear tie portion has a lower end extending through said opening and has an upper neck embracing loop, said neck embracing loop having interlockable means. The slide means is operatively connected to said interlockable means for interlocking and unlocking said interlockable means upon relative movement between said interlockable means and said slide means for varying the size of said neck embracing loop. The interlocking means comprises a loop defined by a single slide fastener stringer having a continuous string of interlocked elements of identical construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Inventor: Martin Lande
  • Patent number: 4656672
    Abstract: A pretied necktie comprising a semirigid knot support, a front tie member fixed to and wrapped around the knot support, and a rear tie member having a loop-shaped, neck-encircling upper end which can be enlarged or reduced in size by means of a zip fastener comprising two continuous strings of interlockable elements that are symmetrically secured onto opposite portions of the loop and pass through a slider connected to the knot support. The slider comprises a small elongated hooking member integrally projecting from one of its side. This hooking member acts as the male element of a snap fastener. The female element of this snap fastener is defined by a small slot provided in the front wall of the knot support. The use of such a snap fastener makes the pretied necktie very easy to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Inventor: Martin Lande