Detachable From Or Slidable On Belt Patents (Class 2/319)
  • Patent number: 10117770
    Abstract: A back brace is designed to custom fit a wearer in a multitude of different configurations. First, the back brace could have a lumbar support that is split into upper and lower sections that are connected to a flexible joint, allowing the lumbar support to bend towards the spine of the user. The lumbar support is also generally split into left and right sections that are drawn towards one another while the joint bends towards the lumbar curve. This allows the back brace to conform to the lumbar curve of the wearer as a custom fit. Second, the brace could have optional extenders that alter the support length, width, and height of lumbar and lateral supports about the wearer. Third, the brace could have reinforcement support mechanisms that alter the rigidity of various lumbar and lateral supports about the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Medical Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey Garth, Steven Burke, Albert Romo, Joel Perez
  • Patent number: 9599281
    Abstract: Technology for securing a line, such as a fiber optic line, to a structure, such as a utility pole. In one aspect, the technology provides a mount for securing to a pole. The mount may include a body; a connector that is connectable to an apparatus by pressing together the connector and a corresponding connector of the apparatus; an arm movably attached to the body; an extension operable to move the arm into locking engagement with the body such that the body and arm encircle the pole, and to tighten the body and arm about the pole through movement of the arm; and a locking mechanism for locking the mount in a tightened position about the pole by locking the body and arm in a tightened position about the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Frank Lish, John Toccalino, Ben Warren Segura, David Anthony, Fabien Villeneuve
  • Patent number: 8510868
    Abstract: One example of the invention describes a belt that is to be used by uniformed professional field personnel (e.g. law enforcement, fire, park department, search and rescue, private security, utilities personnel, military, etc.). Some examples of the invention introduce many new features which allow for improved access, comfort, reliability, ruggedness and cosmetics. In one embodiment, the description describes a metal rail on a belt, to which accessories attach. The other items of the inventions are the details of the buckle and its various designs. Other attachments and accessories, plus various setups and arrangements for the belts and buckles, are also presented here.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan Mongan, David Law, Graeme Esarey, Scott Comins
  • Patent number: 7832605
    Abstract: A strap-type watch band construction is fabricated from a blank. The blank includes three sections. A first section is folded over forming a double layer portion that is stitched and secures a buckle and a keeper and supports a watch casing, which is preferably slidably supported thereon. A second section is a single layer of the blank, extends from the first section, and includes apertures therethrough for receiving the buckle. A third section extends from the second section and is folded over to form a tip portion. The third section improves gripping and facilitates insertion of the tip portion through the buckle and the keeper. The single layer construction of the second section facilitates putting the watch band construction on the wrist as it is flexible and tends to form around the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Michael H Bertucci
  • Patent number: 7817002
    Abstract: A belt is described herein that uses correlated magnets to enable objects to be secured thereto and removed therefrom. Some examples of such a belt include a construction work belt, a soldier belt, an astronaut belt a home handyman belt, a plumber's belt, an electrician's belt, a telephone repairman's belt, a lineman's belt, a fisherman's belt, a hunter's belt, a sports belt, and a scuba weight belt. For instance, the scuba weigh belt can have different types of objects secured thereto and removed therefrom such as a weight pouch, a utility pocket, a dive light (flash light), a camera, a scuba lanyard, a navigation board, a depth gauge, a spear gun, or any type of military equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cedar Ridge Research, LLC.
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7765620
    Abstract: A belt support for supporting a belt in position along a waistband adjacent a wait band clasp includes a first belt support member and a second belt support member adjustably mounted upon the first belt support member for movement relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Sean J. Belouin
  • Publication number: 20090151053
    Abstract: A belt support for supporting a belt in position along a waistband adjacent a wait band clasp includes a first belt support member and a second belt support member adjustably mounted upon the first belt support member for movement relative thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Sean J. Belouin
  • Publication number: 20090070919
    Abstract: The invention provides an all-in-one golf belt for attaching objects. In an embodiment, the all-in-all golf belt includes: a flat strip having inner and outer surfaces, which is configured to be disposed around a portion of a golfer's body; fasteners provided on the outer surface of the flat strip, one or more of the fasteners being configured to engage at least one of the objects; and holding portions provided in each of the objects, each of the holding portions being configured to hold a portion of at least one of the fasteners. The holding portions of the objects are configured to hold the at least one of the fasteners with force of a predetermined magnitude. The fasteners may include hook-and-loop fasteners and magnets. The objects may be a glove, a ball marker, a ball mark repair tool, and a golf ball pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: SANG HO KIM
  • Patent number: 7001348
    Abstract: The double pull body brace comprises a one-piece panel which engages around the torso and overlaps at the front. At the overlap, it is attached to itself by means of a hook-and-loop fastener so that a wide range of adjustment is possible. In the back, spaced cord guides are mounted on said panel. Each cord guide carries a plurality of cord guide lobes. An upper cord is engaged around the upper cord guide lobes, and a lower cord is engaged around the lower cord guide lobes. These cords are separately attached to pull tabs. When donned, the user pulls on the pull tabs to separately adjust upper and lower closure tension of the body brace. When in correct adjustment, the pull tabs are attached in place by hook-and-loop fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Aspen Medical Products
    Inventors: Geoffrey Garth, Albert V. Romo
  • Patent number: 6322529
    Abstract: Disclosed is a detachment type waist protecting belt wherein hook and loop fastener strips are attached to distal ends and heightwise middle portions of left and right bands, a pair of connecting plates made of a soft plastic material are secured to proximal ends of the left and right bands, connection rings are rotatably fastened to the connecting plates by pins to be spaced one from another in a longitudinal direction by a predetermined distance, both ends of a pair of pulling cords respectively pass zigzag from upper and lower ends of the connecting plates through the connection rings so as to be freed at heightwise middle portions of the connecting plates, and a pair of tightening bands are connected to the freed both ends of the pulling cords. The detachment type waist protecting belt includes a waist support which fits a contour of the waist of the human body. Guide projections are formed at both sides of an outer surface of the waist support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Joon Young Chung
  • Patent number: 6026515
    Abstract: An article of jewelry attaches to a garment which has a belt loop and a fly closure. The article includes a fly closure fastener adapted to be secured to the fly closure of the garment, a belt loop fastener having an opening and adapted to be positioned over the belt loop of the garment, a first elongate flexible member connecting the fly closure fastener and the belt loop fastener together, and a second elongate flexible member connecting an ornamental body or pouch to the belt loop fastener. The fly closure fastener is typically a closed loop, and may have an openable portion. The belt loop fastener may have a flat base portion and depending branches. In addition, the branches may converge to define a narrower opening to secure the fastener to the belt loop. The elongate flexible members may be provided by chains or strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Z Jewelry, Inc.
    Inventors: David Nielson, Karalyn Viers
  • Patent number: 5946733
    Abstract: A holder for bulky construction worker's gloves during their non-use, wherein the holder is attached by downwardly facing clips to the construction worker's belt and the gloves inserted within upwardly facing clips of resilient plastic construction material so that the bulk of the gloves opens the clips and the urgency of the resilient plastic material closes the clips upon the gloves to hold them in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Keith Spooner
  • Patent number: 5890495
    Abstract: Method and stenciled glove for applying designs to fingernails or toenails. The stenciled glove includes digits having tips with ornamental cutout shapes and filing cutout patterns. An inner adhesive dot is provided proximate each cutout shape for stabilizing the glove tips over the nails. Nail polish is applied to the tips of the stenciled glove to form designs on the nails which can also be filed into decorative patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Alicia R. Felder Cain
  • Patent number: 5665057
    Abstract: A heated back supporting device including a belt portion having a pair of pockets formed in an interior surface thereof. The belt portion is securable around a waist of a user. A pair of heated gel packets are adapted for removable coupling within the pair of pockets formed in the interior surface of the belt portion. A plurality of utility pockets are securable to an exterior surface of the belt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Inventor: Michael G. Murphy
  • Patent number: 5624065
    Abstract: A safety sport belt having a waist belt and at least one shoulder strap slidingly connected to the waist belt. The waist belt and the strap comprised of a polyester mesh fabric coated with reflective material. A transparent strip is centrally aligned on outer surface of the shoulder strap and the waist belt, which is stitched over a non-transparent strip of a polyester reflective material. The waist belt has a holder for radio and another holder for liquid container and the shoulder strap has a container for holding lock key and a second container for holding a defensive spray applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Inventor: Frank Steffe
  • Patent number: 5533961
    Abstract: A lumbar support garment for surrounding at least the lumbar region of a wearer of the garment comprises a main cloth, a stretchable auxiliary belt, and longitudinal sheet-form support bones. The main cloth comprises a single-sheet of cloth made of stretchable fabric, or a face cloth and a lining cloth made of stretchable knit fabric, and extends in use from the lumbar region of the wearer's back, around the wearer's sides, to at least the sides of the wearer's abdomen. The main cloth includes vertical seam parts in the vicinity of the side regions or seam parts at least extending from the waist sides which slant downwards in the front of the main cloth. Darts are formed at the seam parts configuring the vertical-sectional form in a convex shape to the skin side. The stretchable auxiliary belt is made of stretchable knit fabric narrower than the main cloth and extends from the back at least at both right regions and is fixed to the main cloth at least at both right and left ends of the auxiliary belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Wacoal Corp.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Iwata
  • Patent number: 5499965
    Abstract: A shaped lifting belt and method in which the shape is provided by deepening the central lumbar panel in the rear to a depth of at least an additional half of the depth of the side wraps, providing the lumbar panel with expandable elements, and then separating the ends of the wrap from the lumbar panel by shape panels which are stretchable and positioned to engage the upper rear portion of the hips is disclosed. The method of the invention requires the wearer to first engage the lifting belt assembly and secure the suspenders in the forward desirable position. Thereafter, the shape straps are secured to the inner portion of the wrap ends. The wrap ends are then secured to a central portion of the body followed by substantially encircling the same with the side pulls. Where coloring is desired, the suspender assembly may be of a different color than the belt itself, and optionally a removable side pull may be color coded or otherwise decorated to suit the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: FLA Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ana V. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 5470000
    Abstract: A support, carrier belt system (7) is provided which includes a support belt (9) having two tightening straps (13), and a carrier device (9) which includes a tool-carrying compartment having a pocket or tool-carrying loops. A support belt (9) has a first fastener (14) at each end (15), in which the first fastener (14) is an interlocking system with a second fastener (19) which is at a free end (17) of the tightening straps (13). A carrier device (11) is attachable to both the first fastener (14) of the support belt (9) by the use of a third fastener (27) and a fourth fastener (31) to provide more secure hold by the support belt (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: McGuire Nicholas Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose C. Munoz
  • Patent number: 5447482
    Abstract: A body conditioning device utilizing a base member having a first surface and a second opposite surface. The base member includes a padded core between the first and second surfaces. The first surface provides a recess portion which is capable of at least partially positioning weights. The weights are held to the base member by a strap which is extendable along the base member. The strap and base member form a unit by feeding the strap through a plurality of holding slots in the base member. The weights may be positioned at the front and back of a user when the strap is looped about the waist portion of the user, and held in such a configuration by a clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas Kusel
  • Patent number: 5299324
    Abstract: An elastic (1) belt with a buckle (2) and having an adjustment slide (3) for waist size adjustment and "Race Number Attachment System" (4 and 5) which consists of 2 small dangling elastic pieces which are stitched (7B and 7C) at one end to the belt. These 2 dangling elastic pieces (4) are fed through the 2 top holes in a race number indicator sign. The 2 dangling elastics (4) are long enough to accept a variety of different size race numbers. The number is held in place and adjustment made using 2 cord locks (5A and 5B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Leonard C. Zinna
  • Patent number: 5243710
    Abstract: As is well-known in the prior art, flexible elongate rope-like tethers have a leadward-end attached to a leadwardly-impelled aquamarine equipment (e.g. surfboard, towed water-ski, etc.) and having a trailward-end securely attached to the towed operator (e.g. a surfboarder, a water-skier, etc.). It is also well known in the prior art that the aquamarine's tethered operator might find himself/herself in a visually discernible perilous situation and wherein the elongate tether should be disengaged from the towing aquamarine device. Accordingly, the present invention provides a vertical-pin type releasably-lockable device that has the required secure attachment to the operator's body, but wherein the operator can manually vertically withdraw the vertical-pin portion of a releasable-lockable device to quickly withdraw himself/herself from the leadwardly tethered aquamarine equipment whenever the operator somehow discerns a perilous condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Inventor: Andrew S. Craycroft
  • Patent number: 5152013
    Abstract: The stabilizing belt comprises a pliable belt band, means for securing the band about the waist of the forward person of a tandem pair, and at least two discrete hand grip assemblies for the rearward person of the tandem pair. Each of the hand grip assemblies is adjustable to different locations along the belt band and yet is securely held at a selected location along the belt band when the belt band is secured in taut condition about the waist of the forward person. An anchor member is the base structure of each hand grip assembly. It is mounted on the belt band for adjustability along the belt band. A loop of material is then carried by the anchor member and has a portion in spaced relationship from the belt band for hand gripping by the rearward person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Inventor: Douglas A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4985937
    Abstract: A belt assembly for sizingly adjusting the fit of a garment in the crotch region thereof. The belt assembly comprises first and second buckle closure members with an elongate belt secured thereto and forming first and second loop portions therebetween. The belt is applied to the body of a wearer with the first loop portion encircling the wearer's waist, and the second loop portion encircling the lower posterior abdomen of the wearer below the first loop portion, with the second loop portion reentrantly passing forwardly between the legs of the wearer and forwardly upwardly to a frontal proximal extremity which is fixedly secured in proximity to the matably locked buckle closure members. The belt assembly of the invention is particularly useful to sizingly adjust oversized protective garments, e.g., of the disposable type, to conformably fit the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: Abandaco, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Blackburn
  • Patent number: 4941237
    Abstract: A fastening device for securing a pair of normally overlapping portions or wearing apparel in a fixed relationship comprising a first fastening member having opposed surfaces with adhesive disposed along one surface for adhering said first fastening member to the first portion of wearing apparel, and a clinging element secured to the other surface of said first fastening member; a second fastening member having opposite surfaces with a clinging element secured to one surface of said second fastening member; and a mounting means connecting said second fastening member to the other portion of wearing apparel such that when said portions of wearing apparel are in their overlapping relationship with two fastening members releasably interlock to secure the portions of wearing apparel in a fixed relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Inventor: William K. Hovis
  • Patent number: 4698854
    Abstract: A sports accessory which can be used as a towel comprises a sheet of absorbent material which can be folded along lines (6) in a concertina fashion to form an elongate portion. The accessory may be in the form of a belt provided with an end region (1a) having a buckle (2) and, at the other end, a flap (3) which, with the sheet folded into the form of a belt, can be passed through buckle (2) for securing around the waist of a wearer.In another embodiment, the pleated sheet is permanently secured in the form of an elongate portion, but can be opened out for use as a towel for wiping hands and/or face of a person taking exercise. This embodiment may be used as a belt or may be provided with attachment means for attachment to sports equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Inventor: Philip J. Slimmon
  • Patent number: 4472839
    Abstract: A waistband, such as a cummerbund comprising; a main band segment, first and second elongated band segments which are connected to said main band and two strips of mutually adhesive material used as an adjustment means. Additionally, the waistband includes a provision for maintaining the first and second elongated band segments closely adjacent and aligned when they are interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Assignee: Ginnie Johansen Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Mary V. Johansen
  • Patent number: 4463455
    Abstract: An adjustable two part belt with locking means comprises elongated belt members which overlap each other and transverse members connected to the ends of the overlapping portions of the belt members and at least partially encircling the corresponding portions of the belt members. At least one of the transverse members includes a clamp means in the form of a metallic strip which encircles at least a portion of the overlapping belt members and which is bendable to clamp the overlapping portions of the belt members against each other to maintain the length adjustment of the belt. The metallic strip means is preferably in a C-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: Somersett Moon Ltd.
    Inventor: Alexis V. Kirk
  • Patent number: 4303239
    Abstract: The present invention provides a totally adjustable thigh muscle exercise device. The device is totally independent of any other exercise device or structure, is constructed to provide exercise to both the flexor and extensor thigh muscles, and is adjustable as to size, weight and weight location on the thighs so that a single device may be utilized by any user at any amount of weight and for any type of thigh exercise. The device includes a belt, which may be adjusted to any user's waist size and weights suspended from the belt for location at the front of the user's thighs. In preferred embodiments, the location of the weights along the front of the device may be adjusted to accommodate the individual user's needs and the amount of weight may be easily varied. In preferred embodiments, the space between the belt and the weights may also be adjusted to further accommodate the user or the particular exercise being practiced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Inventor: Richard G. Walsh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3963157
    Abstract: The invention relates in general to holding several light weight balls around the waist or hips; and more particularly to holding several light weight balls around the waist one separately and securely held from the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Inventors: Nancy Rosbottom Truax, Margaret Ann Rosbottom