Wristlets Patents (Class 2/170)
  • Patent number: 10338641
    Abstract: A smart bracelet includes a pedestal, a rotating assembly rotatably coupled to the pedestal, and a flexible display screen supported by the pedestal and the rotating assembly. When the rotating assembly is folded relative to the pedestal, the flexible display screen is bent and has a first display area. When the rotating assembly is unfolded relative to the pedestal, the flexible display screen is unfolded and has a second display area. The second display area is larger than the first display area. The display area of the smart bracelet of the present application is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinyuan Xia, Weifeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10264830
    Abstract: An air-conditioning clothing is disclosed. The clothing includes a cloth portion covering an upper part and an arm portion of the body and guiding air in a space between the cloth portion and the body or an underwear along a surface of the body or the underwear. An air blower takes in air from outside and forcedly generates a flow of the air in the space. An air discharge is provided on a collar of the cloth portion and discharges the air to the outside. An air-leakage preventer is provided on a lower sleeve edge of the cloth portion and prevents leakage of the air flowing in the space to the outside through the lower sleeve edge. A sheet-shaped air discharger is provided at a predetermined portion in the vicinity of the lower sleeve edge of the cloth portion and discharges the air flowing in the space to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Patent number: 10146261
    Abstract: A flexible, wearable apparatus comprising a flexible display, a support member and a retainer. In some embodiments, the flexible, wearable apparatus can be used in a flat or rounded configuration. In some embodiments, the flexible support member is formed to provide a substantially planar viewing surface for the electrophoretic display when the flexible, wearable apparatus is in a rounded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Hashimoto, Kenji Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10058136
    Abstract: A pair of mittens is disclosed that is adapted to be worn by a child to protect at least the child's hands and wrists from adverse winter conditions. Each mitten of the pair includes a hand-receiving mitten portion for covering the child's hand, and an elastically extendable cuff fastened to an aft end of the mitten portion. The elastically extendable cuff has a circumferentially uninterrupted tubular body and an elastic band disposed at an aft end of the cuff. The elastic band circumscribes an opening at the aft end through which the child's hand is received. The elastically extendable cuff is at least longitudinally seamless such that the elastically extendable cuff is both longitudinally and circumferentially stretchable from an un-stretched configuration to a stretched configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Anna-Maria Mountfort
  • Patent number: 9854900
    Abstract: An inventive wearable utility carrying strap is provided for improved user access and experience with devices mounted thereon. The wearable utility carrying strap enables a user to configure an arrangement of devices that maintains the user's desired set of device orientations even during user movement. Embodiments of the strap have one or more spring loaded stud securements that hold a device in a user specified position. Embodiments of the strap used in the inventive utility carrying strap may be formed from natural or synthetic materials including but not limited to cotton, leather, suede, polypropylene, nylon, rubber, neoprene, plastic, etc. The strap may be fitted to a user limb by adjusting the strap slack with a buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Christian Keene Donnelly
  • Patent number: 9634921
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided with a wearable device structure. A frame is positioned in an interior of the wearable device structure. A plurality of magnets are provided. At least a portion of the plurality of the magnets are coupled to the frame. Electronic circuitry is positioned in an interior of the wearable device structure adjacent to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9615543
    Abstract: The present invention is a self-adjusting link for connecting two anchors that move under a varying external force, comprising: N magnetic units; N?1 link connectors, each link connector connecting one unit to an adjacent unit, each magnetic unit being held by the link connectors such that each pair of adjacent units can move from a closed position where they are magnetically bound to an open position where they do not exert significant force on each other; and anchor connectors attached to the anchors. The length of the link increases as the external force increases sufficiently to cause one or more pairs of magnetic units to move from the closed position into one of the open positions to permit the anchors to further separate, and the length of the link decreases as the external force is reduced and one or more pairs of magnetic units move into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: LOTEK WIRELESS INC.
    Inventor: Marek Pach
  • Patent number: 9530089
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided with a wearable device structure. The wearable device has a first end and a second end, each with a plurality of magnets. The first and second ends are coupled by overlapping at least a portion of the first end magnets to at least a portion of the second end magnets. A size of the magnets is: (i) length, 0.5 mm to 30 mm; (ii), width, 0.5 mm to 30 mm; and (iii) thickness or depth, 0.5 mm to 10 mm. ID circuitry is provided at a surface or an interior of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9474310
    Abstract: A band is described for providing support and/or protection to the wearer. In one embodiment, the band is a wrist band having pockets for several longitudinal reinforcement elements. Thus, for example, a wrist band may be formed from an elastic material and be stitched to form pockets. In one embodiment, the pockets are closed, and the band is provided with a given amount of protection or support. In yet another embodiment, one or more pockets have an opening, which allows a user to adjust the amount of protection and/or support in each pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: MAJESTEV, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Khuong, Mayachela Garcia, Jessica Molly Dibiase
  • Patent number: 9464755
    Abstract: A wearable holder and method of using a wearable holder is disclosed for supporting a hand-held electronic device, such as a cell phone, smart phone, electronic tablet, or the like. The user mounts the handheld electronic device to the hand with at least two points of attachment, one being around one or more fingers and another being about the wrist. As such, the user has full use of his palm and fingers when holding the electronic device on the back of his hand. The wearable holder allows the user to easily reposition the electronic device to provide different modes of use, such as comfortable talking, texting, viewing in landscape and portrait without the need for a stand, or a monitoring or idle mode on his wrist. The wearable holder reduces the chance of the user dropping the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: William Inman
  • Patent number: 9420857
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a wearable device structure having first and second ends. A support member is positioned at least partially positioned in the wearable device structure. Electronic circuitry is at a surface or an interior of the wearable device. The electronic circuitry provides at least identification of the wearable device. One or more batteries are coupled to the electronic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9361572
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided with a wearable device structure with first end and second ends. A plurality of magnets is positioned at the first and second ends that provide for coupling of the first end to the second end of the wearable device structure. At least a portion of magnets at the first end overlap with magnets at the second end. ID circuitry is at a surface or an interior of the wearable device structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9311686
    Abstract: A fitness monitor having a unitary wristband configured to receive a module, such as an electronics module, is disclosed. In one or more implementations, the fitness monitor comprises a module, such as an electronics module, that includes a housing having a first thickness. The fitness monitor also comprises a unitary wristband configured to be worn about a wrist of a user. The unitary wristband includes a housing receiving structure configured to receive the housing of the module so that the combination of the housing receiving structure and the housing has a second thickness, where the second thickness is at least substantially equal to the first thickness. In embodiments, the housing of the monitor may further have a first width, and the combination of the housing receiving structure and the housing may have a second width, where the second width is at least substantially equal to the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Adam W. Roush, Robert M. Kalis
  • Patent number: 9144256
    Abstract: An article of apparel comprising: a pocket, the pocket comprising an opening to permit insertion and removal of an electronic device, the pocket further comprising at least one raised portion, wherein when the electronic device is located in the pocket, at least one operational control button of the electronic device is positioned adjacent the at least one raised portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Dobriana D. Gheneva, Edward Lang Boyd, Peter M. Valles
  • Patent number: 9055791
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided with a wearable device structure. The wearable device has a first end and a second end, each with a plurality of magnets. The first and second ends are coupled by overlapping at least a portion of the first end magnets to at least a portion of the second end magnets. The magnets operate and the magnets operate at a selectable strength of from N30 to N52. ID circuitry is provided at a surface or an interior of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: HELLO INC.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20150135405
    Abstract: A detachable wrist coach has a detachable sheet of football plays in a transparent pocket joined to a sweatband by hook-and-loop fasteners. The detachable sheet can be separated from the sweatband so that the sweatband can be cleaned without degrading the transparent pocket or getting water into it. One or more flaps with transparent pockets can be attached to the detachable sheet by a hinge that multiple pages of plays may be viewed by opening the flap. The flap is held down by a second hook-and-loop fasteners with a lower peel strength than the sweatband's hook and loop fasteners so that a top flap can be opened without removing the detachable sheet from the sweatband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Sound Shore Innovations L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kyle D. Rothschild, Joseph King
  • Patent number: 9027514
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for stretchable night visibility bands for people and animals with a inner band consisting of a primarily stretchable material, an outer band consisting of a night visibility material, a way to attach the inner band to the outer band, a means to interchange said inner bands and said outer bands and a way to close the inner band around an object. A preferred embodiment includes further an outer band made of a night visibility material fabricated of least one of the following: a reflective, a florescent or a glow in the dark material and backed with a material such as VELCRO that attaches to the inner band, A preferred embodiment includes the element of inner band consisting of a stretchable material with a looped surface such as Velstretch™.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Barbara Kantor
  • Publication number: 20150120020
    Abstract: A wearable activity monitoring device secured by a wristband with an interchangeable section comprises a first semi-elliptical component including a band element configured to hold an activity monitoring device capsule, the band element terminating on each end with a female connector that includes magnets and a pin receiving socket, and a second semi-elliptical component comprising a second band element terminating on each end with a male connector that includes a ferromagnetic connector pin configured to be magnetically secured inside a corresponding pin receiving socket when the two semi-elliptical components are joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: JAYBIRD LLC
    Inventor: Judd Armstrong
  • Patent number: 8910312
    Abstract: A sneeze catching apparatus includes a sleeve having a first open end, a second open end and a perimeter wall. A frame coupled to the perimeter wall and has an exterior edge and an interior edge. The frame has an attached edge and a free edge positioned opposite of each. The frame is positioned in an open position having the free edge spaced from the sleeve or in a closed position having the free edge secured to the sleeve. The frame bounds a receiving space. An air and fluid covering is attached to the interior edge. A closure is mounted on the sleeve and releasably retains the frame in the closed position. A pad is removably positioned in the receiving space. The pad has anti-bacterial properties. The sleeve worn on an arm of a person to capture and destroy bacteria exhaled by the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph S. Apisa
  • Patent number: 8850616
    Abstract: An exterior layer is fabricated of a moisture transferring material having inner and outer surfaces. An interior layer is fabricated of a moisture transferring material having inner and outer surfaces adjacent to at least a portion of the exterior layer and forming a periphery. A chamber is formed between the interior layer and the exterior layer. An intermediate layer is within the chamber at a central location in pressure contact with the interior layer. The intermediate layer has inner and outer surfaces. The intermediate layer is fabricated of a moisture trapping and containing material. Stitching couples the interior and exterior layers adjacent to the periphery. The stitching also couples the intermediate layer to the interior and exterior layers at a fixed location within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Michele M. Hoover, Joseph Brooke Hoover
  • Publication number: 20140245520
    Abstract: Provided is a sports band including a main body formed with one side open to be worn on a body of a user and to have a curvature, and wherein an expression zone having a form indicating a sports game is formed at both ends of the open side, and an expression layer exhibiting the form indicating the sports game on an external side of the expression zone, and the sports band disclosed herein may be used for various sports games including soccer, allow a user to express enthusiasm as well as a sense of unity with a sports game, provide a desirable wearing sensation not only for everyday use but also for the sports game, and improve physical vitality by a magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Sanghyuk Bae
  • Publication number: 20140232328
    Abstract: A multi-purpose band for use with a portable electronic device comprises a base link, an interface link, and a coupling link. The base link is joined to the interface link by an interface support hinge, and the coupling link is joined among the base link, and the interface link. The multi-purpose band is configured to be arranged in a band configuration for wearing on a wrist or ankle of a user and in a stand configuration for supporting a portable electronic device at a support angle. The interface link defines an interface surface. A charging feature may be disposed on the interface link proximate the interface surface, wherein the charging feature is configured to facilitate establishing a charging relationship between the charging feature and an electrical connector of the portable electronic device to facilitate engagement between the charging feature and the electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Albert Murray Pegg
  • Publication number: 20140215687
    Abstract: An exercise accessory, such as a towel or scarf, includes a fabric article having a length and a width and at least one slot formed through the article. An edge of the fabric article is insertable through the slot to secure the exercise accessory to a user's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Stick-e Products, LLC
    Inventor: Elizabeth M. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8784218
    Abstract: A protective device to be worn around the wrist of the user may include a wristband to be positioned around the wrist of the user and a hand band to be positioned around the wrist of the user in a first state and to be positioned around the hand of the user and a second state. The wristband may include a nerve point tool to scratch an assailant. The hand band may include a nerve point tool to scratch an assailant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Armaband, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher L. Harris
  • Patent number: 8782814
    Abstract: A system and method for securing accessories to shoes and other articles of clothing is described. One illustrative embodiment is a system for attaching a decorative accessory to a shoe, the system comprising a shaft having first and second ends; a first shoulder secured to the first end of the shaft, the first shoulder being configured for insertion through an expandable hole in an upper portion of the shoe and configured to engage an inner surface of the upper portion of the shoe; a second shoulder secured to the second end of the shaft, the second shoulder being configured to engage the shoe; and a third shoulder adjacent to the second shoulder, the third shoulder comprising the decorative accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Jibbitz, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Schmelzer, Sheri Schmelzer
  • Publication number: 20140173806
    Abstract: A tubular absorbent fistband, having a stretchy absorbent cloth which connects to an elastic mesh band body. The absorbent cloth can be repeatedly compressed by closing the hand of the wearer without losing shape, dispensing accumulated moisture wiped off wearer. The band is referred to as a fistband because it is engaged in a fist. The fistband is constructed with a peripheral pocket in which fingertips are received. The mesh body covers the users' knuckles while the absorbent cloth covers the user's palm. Wiping the absorbent cloth across a sweat laden body part, such as a forehead, will absorb the sweat. Squeezing the absorbent cloth in a fist releases the absorbed sweat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: John E. Fournier
  • Publication number: 20140143933
    Abstract: An embodiment of a system for wirelessly charging a wrist-worn device may include a radio frequency (RF) charging energy generating element, and an antenna configured to radiate the RF charging energy, the antenna comprising a first coil and a second coil, the first coil and the second coil each comprising a plurality of windings, the windings of the first coil being wound in a direction opposite the direction of the windings of the second coil. An embodiment of a wrist-worn charge-receiving device may include an antenna coil adapted to receive radio frequency (RF) charging energy, the antenna coil comprising non-uniform windings; and a rechargeable power source coupled to the antenna coil, the antenna coil adapted to provide the RF charging energy to the rechargeable power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Zhen Ning LOW, Jatupum JENWATANAVET, Ngo Van NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20140130234
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a water safety device used to increase participant visibility by passing water craft. The device is worn by the participant on his or her wrist and activated upon need at which time a flag is uncoiled and extended above the water. Upon conclusion of the need for visibility, the flag is replaced around the participant's wrist and ready for the next use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Mary Kate King, Michael Patrick King, Mikael Bäckström, Keith Alsberg
  • Patent number: 8677515
    Abstract: An article of apparel is disclosed that includes a covered electronic device. The apparel is at least partially formed from a material element that defines an aperture. The electronic device is locatable within the aperture and secured to the material element. A material covers the electronic device such that the electronic device cannot be seen. Upon activation of the electronic device, the readout is seen through the material. The electronic device may be a timing device, such as a watch, or a global positioning system unit. The apparel may be a wristband formed from a textile material or any of a variety of other types of apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: James Alec Ishihara, YeongKyu Yoo, Edward Lang Boyd
  • Patent number: 8661567
    Abstract: An interior layer has inner and outer surfaces. The interior layer is fabricated of an elastic sweat transferring material. An exterior layer is positioned overlying the interior layer. The exterior layer has inner and outer surfaces. The exterior layer is fabricated of an elastic sweat transferring material. A chamber is formed between the interior layer and the exterior layer. An intermediate layer is provided within the chamber in pressure contact with the interior layer. The intermediate layer is fabricated of a sweat-trapping and containing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Michele M. Hoover, Joseph Brooke Hoover
  • Patent number: 8635793
    Abstract: The visual alert for placement on free-range animals includes active and/or passive lighting to alert motor vehicle drivers of such animals crossing the roadway when traveling through open rangeland. The visual alert is a sleeve having fins extending radially therefrom, the fins having reflective and/or active lighting elements thereon. Power for active lighting is provided by electrical batteries that are recharged during daylight. The permanently installed sleeve may be formed as a circumferentially closed distensible unit that passes over the hoof of the animal, or as an open sheet that is rolled about the leg of the animal and permanently secured by plastic ties or other suitable elements. The sleeve is lined with a non-abrasive material to preclude injury to the animal during long term wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Salman Abdullah Al-Dashti
  • Publication number: 20130326790
    Abstract: An impact resistant wearable band assembly 10 which is particularly usefully and durable during physical exercise, fitness activities, sports, blood pressure measurements, and health care monitoring, can have a matrix, series or array of interlocking magnetic mechanisms 114 with matingly engageable portions 115 and 117 comprising magnets 116 and magnetically attractable portions 118 for detachably and magnetically securing end portions of a user friendly wearable band. In use, the versatile wearable band can be easily adjusted in a one handed movement from a locked position to a released position and vice versa. Advantageously, the wearable band assembly includes an electronic device 122 secured to an electronic device-supporting portion 120 of the wearable band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Cauwels, Rachid M. Alameh, Jeong J. Ma, Paul R. Steuer
  • Patent number: 8584263
    Abstract: The invention incorporates the use of reconstituted leather board in decorative wearing accessories such as cuffs, belts, necklaces, hat bands, headbands, bracelets, decorative chokers, vests and other wearing accessories for personal use and adornment worn by both men and women. Reconstituted leather board is incorporated into decorative wearing accessories so that the decorative wearing accessory is made stronger and more durable and at the same time also is more malleable and can be formed into a desired shape and maintain that shape through continuous wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Kathleen Anne Younger
  • Publication number: 20130286797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clasp comprising an extensible buckle for a wrist strap making it possible to control the length of the wrist strap. For this purpose, the clasp comprises: a first and a second strip (10, 11) which are articulated to one another at a first end; a first tie (12a) which is arranged at a second end of the first strip (10) for connection to a first strand of the wrist strap; a second tie (13) which is arranged at a second end of the second strip (11) for connection to a second strand of the wrist strap; and means for displacing the second tie (13) with respect to the end of the second strip (11) in a manner to adjust the length of the wrist strap. The second tie (13) is connected to a cradle (16) which is arranged in a housing (17) located on the second strip (10). The housing (17) comprises two opposite walls (18, 18?) along which the cradle (16) can slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Georges Leger
  • Publication number: 20130174320
    Abstract: A wristband with a concealed key pocket includes a continuous generally circular main body having a pocket assembly with an elongated sleeve for holding a key, and a flap for disguising the existence of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Alex Moye
  • Publication number: 20130167282
    Abstract: According to the various features, characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides reusable control enhancers for the arm area, in particular the wrist and forearm, as well as control enhancing covers for conventional sports arm pads, and, reusable control enhancers for the hand, in particular the fingers of the hand, and the uses thereof, and methods thereof, intended to increase the performance in arm and/or hand task activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: John C. Ramirez
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130146042
    Abstract: A bowstring release assembly is adapted for connection to the wrist of a user and includes a jaw mechanism adapted to receive, retain, and release a bowstring, and an adjustable wrist strap connected to the jaw mechanism via an extension member. The adjustable wrist strap includes a flexible base member adapted to fit around the wrist of a user. A first anchor member is connected to one end portion of the wrist strap and a second anchor member connected to another end portion. A cable is fixed with respect to one of the anchor members and is adapted to engage the other of the anchor members to thereby draw the first and second end portions toward each other and cinch the adjustable wrist strap around the wrist of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: TRUGLO, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony T. LoRocco, John Estridge
  • Publication number: 20130117987
    Abstract: A belt assembly with perforations formed around the entire length of the belt assembly and with a fastening device that is configured to be moved with respect to selected proximate perforations to adjust the assembly. In addition, decorative clips can be to be inserted into perforations formed around the entire length of the belt assembly. Strips can also be attached to the belt assembly. The decorative clips comprise various shapes comprising stars, moons, dogs, letters, feet and hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Media Planner, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond A. Rienecker
  • Patent number: 8434163
    Abstract: The present invention features a therapy vest system for providing targeted heat or cold application to a person. In some embodiments, the vest of the vest system comprises a first shoulder pocket secured over a first shoulder region of the vest, and also a second shoulder pocket secured over a second shoulder region of the vest. In some embodiments, the vest further comprises a first side pocket secured to a first rib side region of the vest and also a second side pocket secured to a second rib side region of the vest. In some embodiments, the vest system further comprise extremity tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Carmen L. Nudo
  • Patent number: 8424115
    Abstract: A bending yielding feature for use along an edge of any flexible wristband design provides a cushioning effect to a wearer's wrist or ankle as the wristband is worn, thereby helping to prevent injury to the wearer's wrist or ankle as he flexes his wrist or ankle against the wristband. The bending yielding feature can include many edge designs such as a scalloped edge, a curved edge, an edge with a series of extending flaps, and other such shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Greer
  • Publication number: 20130074243
    Abstract: A stretchable wrist band includes a message printed on an outer portion thereof, wherein the message is indecipherable when the wrist band is in its relaxed state, but the message may be read when the wrist band is stretched out. The wrist bands may also include pictures or designs, rather than (or along with) text, and the pictures or designs may only be properly perceived when the wrist band is in the stretched state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: James Walter Hancock, Kordel Carson Brazell
  • Publication number: 20130012365
    Abstract: Kettlebell (weight training) exercise equipment to protect an athlete's body from injury and to improve exercise/training form may include palm, wrist and/or forearm protectors in a glove-like form, or the kettlebells themselves may be fitted with suitable padding materials to achieve similar effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Shawn HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20120329357
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novelty garment having an ornamental and entertaining feature, particularly a plush toy as a part thereof. The garment has two different embodiments. The first embodiment is worn as a sleeve on a human arm. The second embodiment is worn as a band on any part of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Avis Brodess
  • Publication number: 20120308443
    Abstract: A coupon for providing an incentive for a user to participate in physical activity. The coupon detects the physical activity of a user and indicates to the user when the threshold of physical activity has been reached. Once the coupon has indicated that the threshold has been reached, the user may redeem the coupon for a reward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SWITCH2HEALTH INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20120266360
    Abstract: Purses can be a great inconvenience due to their pendulous nature. Therefore, it is important that women have an alternative product that is equally as convenient as pockets are for men. The Sleeved Wrist Pouch holds small essential personal items such as Driver's License, ATM/debit/credit cards, keys, and a phone. It does so by securing it firmly to the wrist under the disguise of looking like a piece of jewelry. Previous patents were not designed to account for wearing bulkier items on the wrist, such as a phone, nor were they designed to consider women's fashion. The Sleeved Wrist Pouch considers both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Caitlin McElrath
  • Publication number: 20120263895
    Abstract: An interchangeable accessory comprised of a plaque or decorative element and a housing with a cavity. Emblems, logos, indicia, or other types of decoration are displayed on the decorative element, and the decorative element is releasably mounted within the cavity of the housing. The housing can be attached to a wrist-worn band, sweat shirt strings, a key chain or the like, or it can be directly mounted on items of wearing apparel, such as shoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: PERRY JETER, JR., MATTHEW B. WORRICK, ROBERT J. UNCZUR
  • Patent number: 8245321
    Abstract: A glove system including a glove and a wrist attachment. The glove has a base portion, which includes a first fastener. The wrist attachment includes one or more straps for enabling wearing of the wrist attachment on a human wrist, a functional feature, and a second fastener adapted to couple with the first fastener and for selectively attaching the first wrist attachment to the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Shannon Ambrosio, Ellen Glassman
  • Patent number: 8241733
    Abstract: A method of placing a logo on an article or substrate by placing a contrast sheet behind the logo and a blocking sheet therebetween to prevent a shadow effect. The contrast sheet and blocking sheet may be hidden within the hem of an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter G. Bauer, Kroy D. Johnson, Thomas D. Ehlert, Patrick S. McNichols
  • Publication number: 20120198599
    Abstract: In some sports it is difficult for a coach to instruct his player during a game or match. For example, the coach may be out of earshot from the player. In tennis, the rules for elite amateur and professional matches prohibit a coach from instructing a player during a match. This is problematic because a player, especially a young player, can be easily distracted from his or her game or strategy. It would be desirable to be able to remind the player of certain desired aspects of his game or to provide words of encouragement when needed in real time during the match to direct the player back to a game-winning strategy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Bryce Love