With Fastenable Device To Form Loop Patents (Class 2/321)
  • Patent number: 10194946
    Abstract: Methods of use for bone and joint stabilization devices are described in which the devices are tensioned after anchoring during a medical procedure and remain active in maintaining axial tension for continued compression of the subject anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANTHER ORTHOPEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kathryn A. Stecco, Kenneth Hunt, Frank P. Becking
  • Patent number: 10076146
    Abstract: A belt with five different shapes of blades, this belt can be used as a weapon in self-defense. The belt has an extended reach of about 4-6 feet depending on the user's belt size and arm length to strike an adversary, the belt includes a buckle that works as a sheath to conceal any one of the five deadly blades that have been designed to be used as a weapon to strike, cut or spear ones attacker, the belt can be worn with a suit or casual dress, the belt is made of leather, rubber and or elastic and stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Dexter Vaughn Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9963282
    Abstract: An adhesive system comprises a carrier and an adhesive for attaching objects, such as a wiring harness, to a support surface, such as the structure of a motor vehicle, aircraft or appliance. The adhesive system features two end portions and a strap portion. An opening in one end portion is configured to receive the other end portion. The opening has a width normal to the longitudinal axis of the carrier that is configured to receive the strap portion of the carrier to define a loop. The carrier may be configured so that the loop maintains a closed condition about an object. Pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on one side of the end portions allows the carrier to be securely attached to a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Paul John Waszkowski
  • Patent number: 9517320
    Abstract: A patient interface for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a mask having a sealing portion adapted to form a seal with the patient headgear adapted to secure the mask to a head of the patient and an adjustable strap assembly including a pair of straps connected to one another in a length adjustable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Adam Francis Barlow, Kai Stuebiger, Muditha Pradeep Dantanarayana, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Jessica Lea Dunn, Anthony Paul Barbara, Jose Ignacio Romagnoli, Lochlan Von Moger, Kirrily Michele Haskard, Justin John Formica, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Patent number: 9277775
    Abstract: The belt with interchangeable accessories is formed of a soft, resilient elastomer and includes a series of notches along its upper and lower edges. An accessory or accessories is/are adapted for removable and interchangeable installation on the belt. Each accessory has a pair of elastic loops extending from the back thereof. Each loop passes through corresponding notches of the belt to secure the accessory removably to the belt. The accessories may comprise a large number of different configurations, e.g., two-dimensional and three-dimensional representations, storage compartments for makeup or other purposes, mirrors or other reflective surfaces, electrically lighted displays, etc. A removable buckle is provided. The rearward portion of the buckle has a passage therethrough, the passage gripping one end of the belt therein. The overlying portion of the buckle has a channel and openable cover for removably securing the opposite end of the belt in the resulting passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Carlos A. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9242590
    Abstract: A tie down strap includes one or more inelastic strap section with an elastic section connecting the inelastic sections. An end of a first inelastic strap section includes a buckle or ring. The first inelastic strap section includes a first hook and loop arrangement and the second inelastic strap section includes a second hook and loop arrangement engageable to the first hook and loop arrangement to hold the strap in a loop configuration to secure an object. The inelastic strap sections are flat, multi-ply straps and the elastic section comprises two spaced-apart elastic cords, each cord stitched or otherwise secured at opposite ends to the respective first and second inelastic strap sections. The elastic cords can be composed of woven, flattened BUNGEE cord material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas J. Preston
  • Publication number: 20150013048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a belt buckle, and, particularly, to a belt buckle which enables a belt to be loosened easily and without excessively throwing out the belt strap thereof while the belt is worn, in order to avoid possible damages to the belt strap. The belt buckle in order to achieve the aforementioned object of the invention is characterized by comprising a belt strap with holes punched out in the longitudinal direction thereof, a buckle into one side of which the end of the belt strap is fixed and through which the front end of the belt strap worn around wearer's waist passes, and a prong connected to the buckle to function as a hinge and inserted into one of the holes in the belt strap which passes through the buckle, having a stopper at the end thereof for blocking the movement of the belt strap in the longitudinal direction while inserted in the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Geun-Sik KIM
  • Patent number: 8640266
    Abstract: Magnetic securing device assemblies and methods for securing a garment away from a breast. The magnetic securing device assembly includes a first and second magnetic element. At least one of the first and second magnetic elements is attached to a cord which is used to carry the magnetic securing device assembly as an ornamental piece of jewelry. In use, the magnetic securing device assembly is positioned around a lifted garment of the wearer. The first magnetic element is separated from the second magnetic element attached to the cord. The first magnetic element is then positioned on an opposite side of the garment, and in alignment with the position of the second magnetic element. The first magnetic element and the second magnetic element are then magnetically fastened to each other so that the garment is securely held away from the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Elizabeth Best, Clareanne Best
  • Publication number: 20130283501
    Abstract: A belt comprises a strap (10) extending between a first end portion (10a) and a second end portion (10b) along a respective principal direction of extension (A) and comprising a plurality of through locking holes (11) arranged one after another and at least one through fastening opening (15). The belt also comprises a buckle (2), which can be removably coupled with the strap (10), comprising a main body (3) and at least one tongue (4) connected to an inner face (3b) of the main body (3) and projecting from it to form a free end (4b) which can engage in at least one of the through locking holes (11) in the strap (10) The buckle (2) also comprises a fastening element (5) protruding from the inner face (3b) of the main body (3) and configured for removably coupling with each other the buckle (2) and the strap (10) The fastening element (5) comprises a portion of maximum width (5a) having a predetermined shape and sized to match the fastening opening (15) in the strap (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Randi Hollyn Moritz
  • Patent number: 8505119
    Abstract: A garment belt features an elongated strap and a V-shaped closure member having first and second legs interconnected at joined ends thereof and diverging from one another away from the joined ends. The closure member is connected between effective ends of the strap to close the belt and form a waist loop being defined by the elongated strap, the V-shaped closure member and the connections therebetween. A garment to be worn about a wearer's waist features an open triangular notch depending into a waist portion of the garment from an upper boundary thereof on the front side of the garment. The belt, or a V-shaped accessory of similar appearance to its closure member, is wearable with the garment to provide a unique appearance, revealing an exposed triangular section of skin. The V-shaped closure or accessory may carry an ornamental jewelry piece suspended between the legs of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin W. Nielson
  • Publication number: 20130152279
    Abstract: A belt with multiple straps so as to achieve different looks, which comprises a main body made up of at least two straps placed one on top of the other; along a side section the belt has a holding system for keeping the various straps making up the main body together, which in turn acts as a rotation shaft for moving the belts so as to display the different faces of said straps as the external face of the main body; thus making it possible to have a plurality of colours and shapes in the same belt. At one end the main body has a buckle comprising a plate with a pivot at the top; at the end opposite the pivot is a support with a hole at the centre through which there passes a screw that supports the main body of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Global Innovation Services Inc.
    Inventor: Global Innovation Services Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130139301
    Abstract: A buckle designed to have the dual properties of a belt buckle and a carabiner, comprising: a buckle body having first and second buckle body ends with a gap therebetween; a gate moveable between open and closed positions, the gate defining first and second gate ends, wherein when the gate is in the closed position the gate extends between the first and second buckle body ends; a means for pivotally mounting the first end of the gate to the first end of the buckle body; a means for holding the gate in a closed position against the second end of the buckle body; and a prong.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Sean H. Sartin
  • Publication number: 20130139300
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reversible garment belt with a spaced-apart keeper and buckle. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a spacer interposed between the buckle and the keeper that spans a length so as to separate the two components. Also disclosed, is a strap holder having longitudinal edges that are substantially aligned with the garment strap. The present invention provides a reversible belt that is aesthetically consistent with a traditional, non-reversible belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Glenn Laiken, Bill Lavin
  • Publication number: 20130104292
    Abstract: A belt includes a buckle and a band. The band has a surface to which a plurality of decorative members is mounted. The decorative members are arranged in a spaced manner or simply in the form of strips and are made of a magnetic material. A magnet is mounted to an end portion of the band. As such, when the end portion of the band is set beyond the buckle, the magnetism induced by the magnetic body is attracted and thus securely kept in position by the decorative members mounted on the surface of the band, so that the end portion of the band is in a compliantly and flat laid condition without causing curving or slackness. Thus, the overall image of the wearer of the belt is improved and interference caused by outward curving of the end portion of the band is eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: YUNG-FA SU
  • Publication number: 20130074247
    Abstract: A belt to secure a covering to a person's upper body is described. The belt can include an elastic part to provide a force to secure the covering, e.g., a towel, to the wearer and a fastener to complete a ring and keep the elastic part under tension to provide the required force to support the covering. The fastener can be at the first and second ends of the elongate belt. The elastic part can be intermediate the ends. The elastic part can extend into the ends. The belt can include a softer material attached to a supportive, back band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Sarah Jane GERNES
  • Publication number: 20120159694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to belts for use with garments such as equestrian riding breeches, pants, trousers, shorts, skirts and the like which have side zippers rather than front zippers. More particularly (but not exclusively), the present invention relates to a versatile and utilitarian two section belt that can be fastened and/or unfastened from more than one position on the wearer's waist (front or side) and that can also be adjusted from either buckle or billet end so as to fit a high, natural, or low waist side zipper garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Penelope Denise Ploughman
  • Publication number: 20110072560
    Abstract: A waist belt for a wearer is disclosed. A belt strap has a first end and a second end. The send end has at least one axially-aligned aperture proximate therewith therethrough. A buckle is fixed with the first end of the belt strap and has an inner face and an outer face. The inner face further includes a pin projecting away therefrom and that is adapted to retain the second end of the belt strap thereon through any one of the at least one apertures. The buckle may further includes a receptor for receiving the second end of the belt strap therethrough and facilitating parallel axial alignment of each end of the belt strap when the second end of the belt strap is engaged with the pin of the buckle. The receptor directs the second end of the belt strap under the first end of the belt strap, substantially out-of-sight, when the second end of the belt strap is inserted therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Vera G. Valdez
  • Patent number: 7882605
    Abstract: A fastening element is provided for an end area of a first strap of an item of corsetry, particularly of women's undergarments. The fastening element is to be fastened to a second strap of the item of corsetry and has an number of strap plies of which at least one strap ply has a fastening part such as at least one hook, one eye or the like. Comfort of wear is improved for a fastening element of this type with a padding provided between two strap plies. This padding is attached to at least one of the strap plies by joining it near the lateral edges of the fastening element. When the fastening element is in use, the fastening is located, at least in part, between strap plies of the fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Brero & Co. AG
    Inventor: Herbert Senn
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100199410
    Abstract: This fashion and utility leather belt will display two sides in order to point out the art of my new invention. The front side of the leather belt will display different sizes of ornaments (riveted on the leather belt) for fashionable looks (see FIG. 1 of page 14 of the Amendment to the Drawings for further detail). The inside of the leather belt will be the utility side showing velcro materia, which will attach different utility size pouches thereof (see FIG. 4 page 14 of the Amendment to the Drawing for further detail). Once all of the utility pouches are removed, the leather belt becomes a fashion belt for most designer sport wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: John Bradford Miller, Lynda Bames Turner
  • Patent number: 7743473
    Abstract: A belt structure includes a first housing, a second housing, a third housing and a belt. The two ends of the belt are respectively connected to the first housing and the third housing, which can be buckled together quickly. The second housing and the first housing are connected, so that a mechanism for fine tuning the belt can be formed through the gear, the driving element and the resisting element in the first and the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignees: Huntex Corporation
    Inventors: Chin-Liang Lin, Shail-Chen Yu, Chia-Chang Chao
  • Patent number: 7712155
    Abstract: A releasably fastening apparel belt that uses a releasable fastening means, such as VELCRO®-type hook and loop fastener, which, compared to the traditional buckling and unbuckling process, is much more user-friendly for those of limited manual dexterity. A buckle assembly moveably fixed with respect to the portion of the belt having notches for the buckle's tongue gives the belt the appearance of being a traditional belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Patricia Pantoja
  • Publication number: 20100071116
    Abstract: An adjustable belt having a U-shaped buckle attached to a buckle rod and a belt receptacle attached to the buckle rod, wherein the U-shaped buckle and the belt receptacle are rotatable with respect to each other. The belt receptacle has a latch member attached rotatably to the belt receptacle or to the buckle rod. The latch member has one or more spikes. One end of a belt is reversibly insertable into the belt receptacle and is retained therein by one or more spikes engaging one or more spike holes in the belt. The circumference of the belt is adjustable around the waist of a user by the extent of insertion of one end of the belt into the belt receptacle and by the extent of insertion of the other end of the belt into the U-shaped buckle. A variety of buckle designs can be used interchangeably with a variety of belt designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Clem D. Burch
  • Patent number: 7473235
    Abstract: The present invention provides a universally applicable orthosis such as a hip orthosis and includes a semi-rigid hip engaging unit that can be easily bent for attachment to a user's waist. A semi-rigid thigh support member is also easily bent for attachment to either the right or the left thigh of a user. A closure unit enables the user to provide a compressive force on the waist with a mechanical force advantage. The hinge unit extends between the hip engaging unit and the thigh unit to stabilize the limit of the extension and rotation of the thigh relative to the waist of the user. Although the waist engaging unit and the thigh support member are relatively flexible when they bend about the user, they are structured to become rigid to provide stable anchor points for the hinge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Orthomerica Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon R. Schwenn, Robert B. Hamilton, III, John N. Penn, Michael M. Brady
  • Patent number: 7404753
    Abstract: An adjustable locking arrangement for a brassiere having two brassiere cups comprise two elongated straps, each of which has a free sliding end portion and an affixing end portion, a locking fastener, comprising a fastening body having two side opening and a center window, and two locker members slidably mounted on the fastening body at the center window, wherein the elongated straps are overlappedly tucked to form two locking loops to slidably engage with the fastening body through the side openings respectively for wrapping up two locker members. Therefore, once the two sliding end portions of the elongated straps are pulled opposedly, the two locker members are capable of defining a distance between the two brassiere cups, and when the affixing end portions of the elongated straps are pulled opposedly, two locker members are capable of locking up the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Embry (China) Garments Ltd.
    Inventor: Liza Cheng
  • Publication number: 20080104742
    Abstract: A support for a temporary pant rollup is described. A strip of flexible material includes magnets located at opposing ends. The strip is wrapped around a temporary pant rollup to support the pant rollup. The magnets are enclosed in pockets on the strip and are magnetically attracted to each other when the strip is wrapped around the pant rollup. The magnets attract each other with the pant fabric sandwiched between them, to physically support the strip, and thereby the rollup, in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Mindy G. Alperin, Jamie E. Lazar
  • Patent number: 7150141
    Abstract: Presented in one embodiment is a waist chain comprising a plurality of links; a plurality of coupling members which connect the plurality of links, thereby forming a chain with two ends; and at least one end connection member which is connectable to both ends of the chain such that the chain becomes continuous. The waist chain is positioned tightly around the waist of a person such that as the person's weight increases, the waist chain becomes increasingly tight. Presented in another embodiment is a waist chain comprising a plurality of links; a plurality of coupling members which connect the plurality of links, thereby forming a chain with two ends; at least one end connection member which is connectable to both ends of the chain such that the chain becomes continuous and at least one end link which is connectable to one or both ends of the chain and to the end connection member. The end connection member is a hollow cylinder comprising a side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University Agricultural & Mechanical College
    Inventors: Frank L. Greenway, Andrew T. Roberts
  • Patent number: 6820312
    Abstract: A connection element for end areas particularly of ladies' underwear which are to be connected to one another, especially the end areas of the wings of bras, having an eye tape provided with one or more eyes. The eye tape can be connected to a hook tape. The hook tape has two areas lying one on top of another, wherein one or more hooks are fastened at one area, and the edge zones of both areas extending in parallel to the hooks are connected to one another by means of a separating weld seam. The separating weld seams (10) are arranged within the hook tape (2) between the hook-free area (7) of the hook tape and the hook-carrying area (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Brero + Co. AG
    Inventor: Herbert Senn
  • Patent number: 6779201
    Abstract: A belt and belt latch combination for use by individuals is disclosed. The belt would have a belt latch that would use a pair of straps that belong to a hook and loop attachment system for attaching an end of the belt to the belt latch. The end of the belt would also preferably be wrapped around a roller attached to the belt, pulled out, and then extended back to place the two patches of the hook and loop attachment system in contact with one another, ensuring the belt remains removably attached to the belt latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: Walt Pfrommer
  • Publication number: 20040034901
    Abstract: A personal device shoulder harness system comprised of one continuous strip of material. Each end of this single continuous strip of material, preferably vegetable tanned leather for it's unique and user friendly qualities, has a hook an/or loop fastening fabric material of a suggested minimum 10% of the strip's length or six inches in length, and as wide as the material used for the harness system, at each end to accommodate adjustments by the wearer. The hook and loop fastening fabric material closures are located to meet at the right front shoulder. This single continuous strip of material crisscrosses over the back of the wearer. There is an adjustment coupling apparatus where the one continuous strip of material crisscrosses over the back to provide adjustment by the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: John J. Trombetti
  • Patent number: 6678898
    Abstract: Two elongated, flat, belt end-tabs (20) and (32) made of a material suitable for permanent attachment to opposite ends of a torso-encircling strap (38). The first said belt end-tab (20) having Velcro hook (28) material attached lengthwise to it's underside and, the second said belt end-tab (32) having Velcro loop (34) material attached lengthwise to it's topside. Said belt end tabs (20) and (32) being releasably attachable to each other in an overlapping fashion by the mating of said Velcro hook (28) and said Velcro loop (34). Said Velcro hook (28) being a predetermined length so that approximately one inch of the free end of said belt end tab (20) is left uncovered so that pull-grip (30) is formed. In addition, a belt buckle (22) is mounted to the first said belt end tab (20) by means of a buckle positioning hole (24) which gives the assembly the deceptive appearance of being fastened with a buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Q-Life Incorporated Contact-Treva Weathers
    Inventors: Rodney L. Jones, Angela Jones
  • Patent number: 6564386
    Abstract: A disposable surgical gown of back-closable type includes a basic body composed of a front body, first and second rear bodies separated from each other and a pair of sleeves. The first and second rear bodies are in advance developed in a circumferential direction and folded back onto the front body so that free side edge regions of the rear bodies lie on the outer surface of the front body. The free side edge regions are connected to each other by a tape member which has its transversely opposite side regions bonded to the respective free side edge regions at longitudinally middle zones thereof so as to extend in the circumferential direction and a perforation extending in a longitudinal direction between the opposite side regions along which perforation 16 the tape member may be cut off in two in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Michiyo Fujikawa, Akiko Saito
  • Patent number: 6519778
    Abstract: A decorative clothing accessory and a method for its manufacture, that comprises both scarf-like and jewelry components, and which can be worn comfortably even by those who are otherwise unable to tolerate clothing worn close against the neck. The present invention comprises an elongated flexible scarf-like member that is worn against the front and sides of a person's neck and a detachable jewelry member with adjustable fastening means that draws the scarf-like member around to the back of the wearer's neck and secures it into its usable position. If needed, the scarf-like member may include a soft fabric lining. Decorative embellishments for the scarf-like member may be included to add versatility. Although not limited thereto, the shape of the scarf-like member may be substantially rectangular, V-shaped, cowl-like, or have a subtle lower dip that follows the curvature of a human neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventors: Gina R. Arias, Joy Robinson
  • Patent number: 6446269
    Abstract: A concealed lower body garment support belt worn under a lower body garment includes a raised lip on which the lower body garment is supported. The lip is formed from a loop in a length of fabric and is filled by filler material that is adequately flexible to conform to the shape of the user's waistline and rigid to resist flattening. The belt is worn by the user immediately adjacent to his skin or undergarments. A high friction surface and adjustable fastening means allow a snug fit to be obtained around the waistline to prevent slippage of the belt down the user's stomach. The belt is worn and maintained around the user's waistline so that the waistband of his lower body garment, supported on the raised lip of the belt, is maintained around the user's waistline. An exterior belt worn by a user cooperates with the concealed belt by cinching and gathering the waistband of the lower body garment over the raised lip of the concealed belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventors: Ed Bessler, Robert Roseberry
  • Publication number: 20020035746
    Abstract: Two elongated, flat, belt end-tabs (20) and (32) made of a material suitable for permanent attachment to opposite ends of a torso-encircling strap (38). The first said belt end-tab (20) having Velcro hook (28) material attached lengthwise to it's underside and, the second said belt end-tab (32) having Velcro loop (34) material attached lengthwise to it's topside. Said belt end tabs (20) and (32) being releasably attachable to each other in an overlapping fashion by the mating of said Velcro hook (28) and said Velcro loop (34). Said Velcro hook (28) being a predetermined length so that approximately one inch of the free end of said belt end tab (20) is left uncovered so that pull-grip (30) is formed. In addition, a belt buckle (22) is mounted to the first said belt end tab (20) by means of a buckle positioning hole (24) which gives the assembly the deceptive appearance of being fastened with a buckle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Inventors: Rodney L. Jones, Angela M. Jones
  • Patent number: 6260210
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a waist band of a non-stretchable material intended as an aid to weight reduction and long-term maintenance of a weight reduction and as an aid to preventing fatness in persons of normal weight. The waist band (1) is characterized in that it is provided with a clasp (2) in the form of a one-way lock which only allows tightening of the band (1) around the waist but which does not allow for loosening thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Lenimen AB
    Inventors: Lars Sjostrom, Leni Sjostrom
  • Patent number: 6256793
    Abstract: A decorative clothing accessory and a method for its manufacture, that comprises both scarf-like and jewelry components, and which can be worn comfortably even by those who are sensitive to and unable to tolerate clothing that is worn close against the neck, such as turtleneck shirts and sweaters, bandanas, and scarves. The present invention comprises an elongated flexible scarf-like member that is worn against the front and sides of a person's neck and a jewelry member with fastening means that draws the scarf-like member around to the back of the wearer's neck and secures it into its usable position. The back of the scarf-like member must feel soft against the neck, and include a soft fabric lining when necessary. Also, it is preferred that the jewelry member be adjustable and in the most preferred embodiment the jewelry member would comprise opposing chain segments of unequal length, which have large links and a toggle attached to the shorter chain segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventors: Gina R. Arias, Joy Robinson
  • Patent number: 6108821
    Abstract: A trouser belt, including a single-piece band with a first and second extremity, a box (1) fixed to the first extremity of the band, a plate (14) mounted so as to slide within the box (1) following the longitudinal direction and able to be linked to the second extremity by way of a buckle pin (12), at least one serration (18) longitudinally formed on the sliding plate (14), at least one tappet (25, 26) assembled in co-operation with the box in a longitudinal direction and including a protruding pin (21, 22), a helical spring (24) mounted so as to push the tappet (25, 26) in a position to lock the pin in the teeth of the serration. The mutual longitudinal movement of the box and the plate is therefore avoided, while pressure applied to the tappet against the pressure applied by the spring frees the pin from the serration to allow for the mutual longitudinal movement. A single coaxial spring (24) is implemented to at least one of said tappet (25, 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Jacques Malsoute
  • Patent number: 6081925
    Abstract: A sport sleeve holder for releasibly retaining a sleeve atop a user's shoulder comprises a strap of material, having two sides and two ends, the strap being sufficiently flexible so that one end of the strap may be positioned adjacent the opposite end of the strap. Preferably, the strap comprises polypropylene web material. The sport sleeve holder has a fastening mechanism coupled to each end of the strap at opposite sides thereof. The fastening mechanism preferably comprises cooperating hook and loop fastener fabric. The sport sleeve holder may also have a label coupled to the upper side of the strap, which label may contain graphics or other logos. Preferably, the label comprises a textile which is 70% cotton and 30% nylon. A method of using the sport sleeve holder comprises inserting the sport sleeve holder through either the sleeve opening or the neck opening of a shirt so that the upper side of the sport sleeve holder faces the user's shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventor: Mark A. Reiber
  • Patent number: 6067661
    Abstract: A belt comprising an elongated strip of material having a first end and a second end; a pouch at said first end of said strip; an attachment means at said second end of said strip for adjustably connecting said first and second ends of said strip; and a loop for holding said first end of said strip and adapted to allow said pouch to pass through said loop when engaging said attachment means. Preferably, the loop or a portion of the loop comprises an elastic material. Preferably, the attachment means comprises a buckle arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Thomas P. Bates
  • Patent number: 5974586
    Abstract: A new sunlight blocking sleeves for protecting the skin on the arms and shoulders of a wearer from sunlight. The inventive device includes a pair of sleeves with each sleeve having opposite wrist and shoulder openings and which is adapted for wearing on the arm and shoulder of a wearer the sleeve. An elongate flexible strap is coupled to the sleeve around the periphery of the shoulder. The flexible strap has a free end portion which is attachable to another portion of the flexible strap to hold the sleeve over the shoulder of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Digna E. Reinoso
  • Patent number: 5970526
    Abstract: An adjustable multi-part belt including an elongated central portion having long opposed side edges and short opposed end edges. The central portion has an inner surface and an outer surface. An elongated first side portion is provided having long opposed side edges and short opposed end edges. The first side portion has an inner surface and an outer surface. A first opposed end edge is adjustably coupled with the central portion at a selected position thereon. A second opposed end edge of the first side portion has a male buckle extending outwardly therefrom. An elongated second side portion is provided having long opposed side edges and short opposed end edges. The second side portion has an inner surface and an outer surface. The first opposed end edge is adjustably coupled with the central portion at a selected position thereon opposed from the first side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Jessie Weathers
  • Patent number: 5762619
    Abstract: A fashion belt with a built-in lumbar support. The belt employs two flexible straps, the ends of which overlap and are detachably secured to form a contiguous band that encircles and supports the lumbar region of an individual. The straps are placed in relation to each other with securement sections positionable on each side of the individual's waist. An interchangeable buckle adorns the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: William H. Simon
  • Patent number: 5651143
    Abstract: An arm sling for supporting an arm holding a baby. The arm sling includes a shoulder loop and an arm strap extending from the shoulder loop. The end of the arm strap is detachably fastened to the front of the shoulder loop with Velcro to make an arm support loop having an adjustable length for supporting the arm holding the baby. When not in use, the arm sling may be folded and squeezed into a compact bundle and stowed in a pants pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Inventor: Raymond E. Zehrung
  • Patent number: 5539933
    Abstract: A karate belt having a body to which is fixed a tying strap. The body of the karate belt is secured to the waist of a user independent of the tying strap. The tying strap remains free so that the user can practice tying a predetermined knot without being impeded or distracted by the need to simultaneously hold the belt about the user's waist while attempting to tie the knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventors: Hal K. Garber, Karen L. Horstmanshof
  • Patent number: 5533963
    Abstract: A dressing holder for a patient with an abdominal dressing, has a back panel made of at least partly elastic material such as LYCRA material. The panel extends around the back and along the flanks of the patients, leaving an exposed abdominal area. The area is spanned by elastic straps leaving at least some of the abdomen exposed for the passage of drains or for the exposure of ostomies and the like. Hook and loop tape is used at the edges of the back panel and at the ends of the straps to hold the straps to the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Robert L. Hall
  • Patent number: 5519893
    Abstract: A flexible belt has a single male engagement member at one longitudinal end portion and a plurality of closely spaced female engagement members at its other longitudinal end portion. A belt keeper is supported near one longitudinal end portion of the belt to align the longitudinal end portions transversely when the single male engagement member engages one of the closely spaced female engagement members when the belt is tightened against the waist of a wearer. The belt composed of an inner lamina and an outer lamina to support a base member for each engagement member and for the belt keeper is constructed and arranged to hide from view the engagement members and the belt keeper when the belt is tightened around the waist and is free of any bulk increasing mass or localized folding that increases the bulkiness of the belt. If the belt has a buckle, the latter is used for belt ornamentation rather than connecting the longitudinal end portions of the overlapping end portions of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Inventor: Samuel Silver
  • Patent number: 5503620
    Abstract: A back support belt comprising a primary support belt including fasteners for fastening the same generally at the frontal area of the waist of the wearer, and a secondary tensioning belt comprising fasteners for fastening the same around the primary support belt generally at the frontal area of the waist of the wearer is provided, and includes back support belt color tensioning indicators on the secondary tensioning belt which are visible only from the rear and side areas of the waist of the wearer, and thus not by the wearer, and which are operable to indicate both when the back support belt is properly tensioned around the waist of the wearer, and when the back support belt is not properly tensioned around the waist of the wearer. The back support belt color tensioning indicators are operable to indicate proper and improper tensioning of the support belt independently of the relationship between the size of the support belt and the waist size of the wearer to thus be virtually foolproof in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Charm-Tex Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Danzger
  • Patent number: 5464136
    Abstract: A shooter's support belt that can be used by competition shooters, police officers, service personnel, security officers and others to simultaneously support a wearer's lower back while virtually immobilizing an outer gun holster and belt to increase gun draw speed, whereby the support belt provides a relatively stiff support platform having hook and loop fastening material permanently attached between the belt ends and a fastening strap extending from one end lined on both sides with hook and loop fastening material so that 360.degree. of hook and loop fastening material is always provided for releasably attaching an outer belt and holster system having a corresponding hook and loop liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Inventor: Tillman L. Eddy