Belt, Strap, Or Strip Constructions Patents (Class 2/338)
  • Patent number: 10610405
    Abstract: The present invention is a two-layer garment adapted to receive one or more body parts to provide a user with compression and thermal therapy. The two layers comprise of an inner base layer having a compression fit and an outer mesh layer. The layers are attached to one another such that an intermediate space exists between the two layers. The intermediate space is accessible through one or more openings to the intermediate space. The opening and intermediate space are adapted to receive a thermal transferring element. A thermal pouch having a plurality of projections on an outward facing surface may receive the thermal transferring element prior to insertion into the intermediate space or the projections may be located on the thermal transferring element itself. The outer mesh layer receives the projections securing the thermal transferring element at any location, resulting in unmatched customizable thermal and compression therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Snapbac, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Nilforushan, Kevin M. Bello
  • Patent number: 10609968
    Abstract: A garment portion made primarily from a material with low-stretch characteristics, having defined stretch zones with greater flexibility is provided herein. The stretch zones have slits through the garment portion. An interior layer having higher stretch characteristics than the garment body portion is affixed to the internal surface of the garment body portion in the area of the stretch zone. The result is a garment portion that is primarily constructed with a low-stretch material that has stretch zones allowing greater flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert O. Darmour, Charles R. Darmour, II
  • Patent number: 10588368
    Abstract: A sports garment comprising a pair of shoulder straps (2). Each shoulder strap has a multi-layer construction and at least one of the layers in the multi-layer construction has a plurality of holes formed therein. The holes are spaced from one another along the length of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SPEEDO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Karen Flockton, Ben Hardman, Tim Sharpe, Neil Irvine
  • Patent number: 10519652
    Abstract: A joint-sealing tape is useful for sealing building-structure joints, especially for sealing against sound and/or smoke and if necessary against fire. In particular, the joint-sealing tape is suitable for sealing a joint between a first building part and a second building part, with a sealing element and an adhesive layer, which sealing element has a predetermined geometry. Furthermore, a sealing arrangement contains such a sealing tape and is suitable for sealing of building structure joints, especially for sealing against sound and/or smoke and if applicable against fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Klein, Christian Foerg, Markus Koegler, Mario Paetow
  • Patent number: 10479317
    Abstract: A plurality of spaced-apart hook and loop fasteners are secured to the inside edge of a fabric to permit folding and installing the wrap on a seat belt. The fasteners are pivot points to permit an effective compression or “scrunching” of the wrap when not in use. The fasteners permit the wrap to move in an accordion-like fashion to expand for use or compress when not in use. Elongated foam stopper are provided along the top and bottom edges to fit around the seat belt causing light pinch points to keep the wrap in place when in use, and to permit the wrap location to be easily adjusted for user comfort. When the seat belt wrap is no longer in use and retracted, the stopper prevents the seat belt wrap from getting caught in the vehicles seat belt retracting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel L. Savich
  • Patent number: 10470504
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pasko, Atieno Ouma
  • Patent number: 10470506
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations. Elastic gatherings can be included to snug the gown about the torso or limbs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephanie Pasko
  • Patent number: 10455872
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations. Elastic gatherings can be included to snug the gown about the torso or limbs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Stephanie Pasko
  • Patent number: 10441011
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pasko, Atieno Ouma
  • Patent number: 10104942
    Abstract: A survival belt buckle configured to be worn around the user's waist that may make a fire under different environmental conditions. The belt buckle includes a rigid body made of high carbon steel. The body includes a plurality of striking points that when stuck against a flint, chert rock, or quartz produces a spark to ignite dry tinder or other combustible material. On a perimeter edge of the body is a ferrocerium rod that can be used with a steel knife or stone to produce spark. Also, on a perimeter edge of the body is a magnesium bar that produces small shavings that can be ignited. Also, in the rigid body is a magnifying lens used to ignite tinder with sun rays. The belt buckle is waterproof, easily transported and can be use with a knife, hard stone, other metal pieces, or with similar belt buckles worn by others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Miller
  • Patent number: 10010146
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bag system with adjustable flexible straps. The bag system with adjustable flexible straps includes: a bag and one or more adjustable stretch strap systems. The bag may be a backpack, a handbag, a purse, a duffle bag, or a piece of luggage. The present invention also provides an adjustable stretch strap system. The adjustable stretch strap system includes: a flexible elongated member, one or more first members, and two or more second members; and one or more hooks for coupling to the flexible elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Seattle Sports Company
    Inventor: Michael Moore
  • Patent number: 9998165
    Abstract: A multi-purpose portable power bank and/or a mobile phone fixing device includes a bearing seat and an elastic tightening element. One side of the bearing seat is provided with a fitting and pressure bar for accommodating a mobile phone, and the opposite side thereof is provided with a tightening and pressure bar for accommodating a power bank. One end of a base of the elastic tightening element is provided with a recess to be bonded to a rod, and one end of the recess is provided with an outwardly extending strap. The opposite end of the base is provided with a steel buckle plate; whereby the bearing seat enables the mobile phone and the power bank to be assembled together, such that the mobile phone can be charged at any time. The bearing seat can be quickly mounted to the rod through the elastic tightening element, such that a rider can view the mobile phone screen directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INDEX MEASURING TAPE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jason Huang
  • Patent number: 9949439
    Abstract: A wrapping material is provided comprising a plurality of wrapping units, each said wrapping unit having a leading edge at one of thereof and a tail edge at an opposing edge thereof, where each one of said plurality of wrapping units is serially connected to at least one other of said plurality of wrapping units at the corresponding leading edge, tail edge, or both. In a further embodiment, discrete adhesive areas are disposed on the first surface of said plurality of wrapping units. In a still further embodiment, the discrete adhesive areas are covered by a protective cover, wherein the protective cover is attached to the first surface of the next said serially connected wrapping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventors: Itamar Harchol, Tsafrir Lior, Yori Costa, Matan Inbar
  • Patent number: 9933756
    Abstract: The invention discloses a smart watch, which comprises: a dial (10), a first and a second straps (20,24), connected respectively to both sides of the dial (10); wherein a first and a second displays (12,13) are disposed respectively on a front and a back of the shell body (11) of the dial (10), the first and second straps (20,24) are disposed with a plurality of clasps (21) and clasp holes (22) correspondingly, and the first and second displays (12,13) can have the same or different shapes and sizes, depending on whether the watch is worn on front or back, so that when worn on different side, different display is viewed to achieve complex application. Designing different appearances for the front and back of smart watch satisfies various esthetics, and manufacturing the first and second displays (12,13) monolithically simplifies the control circuit to improve smart watch quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuejun Tang
  • Patent number: 9854852
    Abstract: A brassiere according to one embodiment of the present invention has cup parts, a base part, wings, lower edge portions each of which extends along a lower edge of the cup part in a boundary between the cup part and the base part, and side press parts each of which is located in a side lower part of the cup part on the back side of the cup part, has a non-stretchable or poorly-stretchable characteristic, and presses a breast side area; the side press part is superimposed on a side portion of the lower edge portion on the back side of the lower edge portion, is supported by any one of a lower area of a side edge of the cup part, a side area of a lower edge of the cup part, a side edge of the base part, and a side area of a lower edge of the base part, and is substantially not supported except in the supported portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: WACOAL CORP.
    Inventors: Masaru Yuasa, Megumi Tachiri, Masumi Fujii
  • Patent number: 9795391
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. The tissue compression devices described herein may also include a tension indicator that extends between the base of the tissue compression device and strap retainer. The tension indicator may be configured to limit the travel distance of the strap retainer away from the base in response to forces acting on the strap retainer. The tension indicator may also provide visual feedback to a user of the tension force in a strap to attach the tissue compression device to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, John Lai, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron
  • Patent number: 9744385
    Abstract: Headgear for a patient interface includes at least one headgear strap and an indicator provided to the at least one headgear strap structured to indicate attainment of a desired adjustment setting of the headgear in response to headgear tension applied to the at least one headgear strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Philip Rodney Kwok, Philip John Gunning, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, James Morrison, Paul Anthony Green, Christopher Kingsley Blunsden, Gregory Robert Peake, Christopher John Baxter
  • Patent number: 9745676
    Abstract: Woven material having tapered portions and altering the weave pattern and/or material construction in the tapered portion. The woven material includes a first width portion comprising a first weave pattern formed in a plurality of layers of warp threads. The plurality of layers of warp threads include two distinct outer columns of warp threads, and inner columns of warp threads positioned between the two distinct outer columns. The woven material may also include a tapered width portion formed adjacent the uniform portion. The tapered portion includes the first weave pattern formed in the plurality of layers of warp threads of the inner columns of warp threads, and a second weave pattern formed in at least a portion of the plurality of layers of warp threads of the two distinct outer columns of warp threads. The second weave pattern may be distinct from the first weave pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Motohide Hatanaka, Ying-Liang Su, Yoji Hamada
  • Patent number: 9720229
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes a first display portion, a second display portion, and a support portion. The first display portion is capable of presenting an image to an eye of a user. The second display portion is capable of presenting an image to the other eye of the user. The support portion has a band member and a first communication member. The band member connects the first display portion and the second display portion with each other and is curved to be disposed around a head portion of the user. The first communication member is disposed in the band member and electrically connects the first display portion and the second display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Sato
  • Patent number: 9706799
    Abstract: A swimwear apparatus is provided. The swimwear apparatus may include an upper portion having an upper base layer and an upper bikini layer, and a lower portion having a lower base layer and a lower bikini layer. The upper bikini layer may be configured to be removably attached to the upper base layer, and the lower bikini layer may be configured to be removably attached to the lower base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Mylitta Butler
  • Patent number: 9675155
    Abstract: A light transmitting device has a flexible elongated substantially flat band of high clarity light transmitting polymeric material. An LED is mounted by a mounting structure immediately adjacent but not embedded in an end of the band, and electrical wiring extends from the LED to a battery. The band is incorporated in a container (e.g. backpack, fanny pack, clutch) made at least partially of fabric so that light emitted from the band is visible from the exterior of the container. A battery and printed circuit board are mounted in the interior of the container, and an electrical switch for operating the LED is accessible from the exterior of the container. A flap stitched onto the front panel of the container covers the band and holds it in place but allows light to get through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Ming D&Y Inc.
    Inventors: Jianming Dai, Banghui An
  • Patent number: 9622552
    Abstract: A device for carrying cordage and survival tools including a flexible and elongate inner core, a cord wound around the inner core, and an outer sheath provided with an open end through which the inner core with the cord wound therearound is inserted. The outer sheath with the inner core and cord inside can be used as a watch strap for carrying thereon a watch case and a box disposed underneath the watch case for carrying survival tools. A method for manufacturing the device for carrying cordage and survival tools is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Webbem Limited
    Inventor: Brian Pemberton
  • Patent number: 9538270
    Abstract: Disclosed is an acoustic speaker (1) including a plurality of loudspeakers (10), a flexible element (2) for supporting the loudspeakers, and a flexible sheath (5) for external coating of the loudspeakers and the flexible supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: H.P. SOUND EQUIPMENT S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Tatini
  • Patent number: 9526275
    Abstract: An elongated garment to support a pregnant mother and her unborn baby in utero is provided. The elongated garment may be dimensioned and adapted to lift the abdominal area of the pregnant wearer, support the hip area of the pregnant woman, reduce pelvic floor pressure and low back strain. The elongated garment is also adapted to provide a plurality of safe-decibel audio output which may be used with any media device, with pockets specifically positioned inside the garment used on the abdominal area so as to help guide her unborn baby into a head-down orientation in preparation of birth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Debra Geymayr
  • Patent number: 9408450
    Abstract: A carry-strap assembly for supporting a bag is reinforced, as by elongate members such as wire cables for security. An elongate recess with a mouth is integrally formed within a textile strap adjacent a longitudinal edge of the strap. Adjacent strips of the strap are fastened to close the elongate recess within which the elongate reinforcing member is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MRM HK LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Wesley Schlipper
  • Patent number: 9336697
    Abstract: An adjustable marking device for visual identification of a valve in a valve housing or a pipe comprises a substantially planar flexible body having a tail, a head, and a visual indicator. A permanent magnet is secured to the body for magnetic attachment to the housing or pipe. A fixing means holds the tail and the head when they are brought into overlapping proximity with one another to form an in use configuration to fit the housing or pipe. The visual indicator may be a color indicator and/or a directional indicator. A method is provided for visually identifying a valve in a valve housing or a pipe in a multi-valve distribution and/or treatment system by means of a color indicator and directional indicator of valve operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: CHIIPS INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Shivendra Nath Varma
  • Publication number: 20150135410
    Abstract: A belt structure includes a belt, a shape memory alloys, a processing module, and a driving module, wherein the driving module is electrically connected to the processing module. The shape memory alloys is disposed in the belt. The processing module generates a controlling signal according to a triggering signal. The driving module generates a driving signal according to the controlling signal, and supplies the driving signal to the shape memory alloys such that the shape memory alloys is deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Wen-Chin WU, Yi-Sheng KAO, Tsung-Hsien TSAI
  • Publication number: 20150107003
    Abstract: Disclosed are belt adjustment systems, particularly for wearing around a user's waist, that permit a continuum of belt loop sizes or a larger selection of belt loop sizes. The belt adjustment system includes an elongate belt member having a first end, a second end and a series of teeth positioned on an inner surface near the second end and a fixation member having first and second adjustment elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Edward R. Rowland, Thomas W. Hunsucker
  • Publication number: 20150107002
    Abstract: A belt has a band and a belt buckle. An end of the band has multiple hole sets formed thereon. The belt buckle is mounted on another end of the band and has a frame and a buckling element. An end of the buckling element is formed as at least one pivot bar pivotally connected to the frame. Another end of the buckling element is formed as multiple prongs selectively mounted through engaging holes of one of the hole sets. Thus, the buckling element and the band can be stably connected with each other. The prongs of the buckling element do not rub against edges around the engaging holes, so the engaging holes are not enlarged. Moreover, the prongs can be integrally formed on the buckling element. No additional manufacturing process is needed. Accordingly, the belt and the belt buckle are practical and convenient for manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Huang-Lin WANG
  • Patent number: 8966723
    Abstract: An adjustment and fixation system can be adopted, for example, for use with a protection vest for two-wheeled vehicle drivers. The system can include: at least a set of a teethed strap (1); a plug-in device (2) of the strap; the strap (1) being composed by several teeth (4) with a quadratic form; a step in quadratic form belonging to the plug-in device (2), that due to its indenture (3), works as a lever, enabling together with the teeth (4), the blocking and/or fixing of the strap movement, enabling the protector's correct fitting. During use, it is only necessary to press the extremity (10) of the device. The system can be configured to enable a more suitable adjustment and fixation for protection vests, so that the same can be adjusted while the driver is in movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Polisport Plasticos, S.A.
    Inventors: Jeremy Len Lathrop, Sergio Bruno Oliveira Tavares
  • Patent number: 8945032
    Abstract: An orthosis support is disclosed that includes a belt having a connector to close the belt in a continuous loop, a belt attachment member receiving the belt, and a strap extending from the belt attachment member. The strap has a first end and a second end and is closable as a loop with at least one of the first and second ends releasably connectable to the strap itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Innovative Accessory Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Nevels, E. Veronica Nevels
  • Publication number: 20140360505
    Abstract: A chin strap includes a chin cup, side straps, and rear straps. The chin strap is used to urge the patient's jaw upwards and substantially close the patient's mouth while pressurized breathable gas is delivered to the patient's nose by the mask system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Lionel Harry NEWMAN, Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Justin John FORMICA, Anthony Paul BARBARA, Jose Ignacio ROMAGNOLI, Dion Charles Chewe MARTIN, Adam Francis BARLOW, Robert Henry FRATER
  • Patent number: 8869314
    Abstract: A covering device for attachment around a bra-strap having three panels, wherein the panels are substantially the same length as the strap length and at least as wide as the strap width, and wherein the two side panels having complementary pairs of fastening devices to secure the side panels around the bra-strap, thereby securing the bra-strap between the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Perteh
    Inventors: Beverly Diana Peper, Vicki Lynn Conteh
  • Publication number: 20140310855
    Abstract: An expandable belt loop that is preformed, flexible and resilient is joined to a base member that can be used as part of a belt mounting system for holsters for firearms, flashlights, batons, or other functional items. The belt loop has an internal barb that is engageable with a back side surface of a belt and with the base is slidable on a service belt to a desired position where the bias of the loop towards constriction and frictional binding together with the barb, fix it in place on the belt. The expandable belt loop has three different regions that snugly accommodate each of the three most common widths for service belts, as well as, belts intermediate in size, while its base member can be formed in different shapes for the purpose of attaching differing item carriers or holsters, as well as being formed integral with an item carrier holster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Norman E. Clifton, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140259302
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding the straps or sleeves of a sports or group pinny (also called a scrimmage vest) from falling off the shoulders and thereby improving the fit of the garment and allowing the wearer better mobility. The apparatus comprises a clip for securing a first and a second strap of a sports or group vest, the clip having a horizontal section and a pair of loops extending from the horizontal section. Each loop comprises an aperture for receiving one of the shoulder straps of the sports or group pinny.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Angeli Alino Breen, Griffin Michael Breen, Noah Frederick Breen
  • Publication number: 20140259303
    Abstract: A belt buckle includes a face plate having a front face and an opposing back face with a display opening extending therebetween. An attachment sheet has a front face and an opposing back face, at least a portion of the front face includes or has a connector disposed thereat. A mechanism is provided for securing the attachment sheet to the face plate so that the connector is aligned with the display opening. A display has a front face and an opposing back face. The display is removably secured to the connector so that the display at least partially covers the display opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Eric N. Eliason
  • Patent number: 8819864
    Abstract: A wader is disclosed. The wader includes a bib including a front and a rear portion, and a shoulder strap configured to couple to either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. The wader includes an adapter strap configured to couple between the shoulder strap and either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. The adapter strap is configured to support both a left side and a right side of the bib when the adapter strap is coupled to either the front portion of the bib or the rear portion of the bib. In some implementations, the adapter strap includes a first buckle configured to couple to the shoulder strap and the bib, a second buckle configured to couple to the bib, and a third buckle configured to couple to the bib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cabela's Incorporated
    Inventor: Shane Hare
  • Publication number: 20140230134
    Abstract: A force re-direction strap, system, and method of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: David Dilworth
  • Patent number: 8808058
    Abstract: A decorative strap cover that is fastened to a strap on an article of clothing that may cover a portion of a bra, a dress, lingerie, shirt, tank top, halter top, pants, belt loops or belt and may provide a decorative compartment. The decorative strap cover may be worn as a single component or combined with others as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Strap Appeal
    Inventor: Myra J. Crouch
  • Patent number: 8800076
    Abstract: A transfer belt for assisting in moving patients includes a transfer belt, a mechanism to retract the belt into a compact unit and a mechanism to fix the belt in a fixed loop around a patient at the size desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Bryan Jeffrey Ophaug, Kristen Joanne Erickson
  • Publication number: 20140201888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles, devices, methods, and systems for securing a hat to a wearer. In certain non-limiting embodiments, it includes the use of a hat lanyard including a lower strap having a first end and a second end and a lower strap fastening mechanism that is adapted to releasably fasten the lower strap to a use's article of clothing: an upper strap comprising a first end and a second end with a first and second fastening section that are adapted to releasably attach to form a loop; and a connector strap having a first end a second end that connects the upper strap to the lower strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Andrea Bookbinder, Brian Bookbinder
  • Patent number: 8769725
    Abstract: An article is formed of one or more Lacrosse netting materials. In the case of two nettings, one is placed behind the other in a staggered arrangement. A Lacrosse shooting string is interwoven between the openings of the netting material to from an article as a sports memorabilia item to be worn. The shooting string can be pulled together and tied at its end in order to adjustably fit the wearer's neck, waist, and wrist, depending on whether the article is, for example, a necklace, belt or bracelet. A metal or plastic or other suitable material plate with a name, design, logo on it to promote and advertise a product or for any other purposes or to enhance decorative appearance of the article. This plate can be affixed at preferably the center of the front surface of the article by adhesive material or by any other known affixation technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Nicholas Doran
  • Patent number: 8745829
    Abstract: In the case of a closure for connecting two straps of an item of clothing, in particular the wing end portions of the back band of a bra, on one of which is arranged an overall female closure part, there is provided a plurality of female closure elements that form at least one row, and on the other of which is arranged an overall male closure part, which includes at least two male closure elements that can be moved into force-fitting/form-fitting engagement with female closure elements from one row of the female closure part. The closure elements are arranged in each case on a preferably textile base strip, which is rectangular in basic form, acts as a carrier and serves for fastening the respective closure parts on their associated band wing ends, which overlap in their end regions in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories (HK) Ltd
    Inventors: Karl Wanzenboeck, Gerhard Fildan
  • Publication number: 20140137315
    Abstract: A device, namely a detectable fastener accessory that can be used to cover a fastener, preferably a snap cover of an article of clothing, the accessory comprising or adapted to have a decorative cover piece connected thereto. In a further embodiment, the fastener accessory is part of an extender system that allows an article of clothing such as a vest or jacket to have a greater size by connecting an extension segment, such as a chain, piece of leather or other fabric, between fasteners on opposite sides of the article of clothing, which at least provides the advantages of allowing a user to achieve better ventilation or airflow while riding a motorcycle and also prevents the article of clothing from being blown out of a desired position. When used in the extender system, the fastener accessory allows for matching decorative pieces to be displayed on each side of tot article of clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: EAGLE LEATHER, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis D. Tyson, Kathy M. Tyson
  • Patent number: 8720026
    Abstract: A method of making elongated spacer frame members prevents a first spacer frame member in a series of spacer frame members from being scrapped. A supply of thin relatively narrow sheet metal stock is provided. The stock is fed endwise to a stamping station. The stock is passed through the stamping station that stamps the stock to define a scrap length of stock followed by a connected first spacer frame defining length of stock. The scrap length of stock and the connected first spacer frame defining length of stock are fed to a roll forming station. The scrap length of stock and the connected first spacer frame defining length of stock are formed into a rigid linearly extending scrap element having opposite side walls and a base wall and a connected rigid linearly extending first spacer frame element having opposite side walls and a base wall. A connection between the scrap element and the first spacer frame element is then severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy B. McGlinchy
  • Patent number: 8714114
    Abstract: A leash assembly includes a belt and at least one connector piece coupled to the belt. The belt can be worn by a subject around the torso, shoulders, neck or wrist. Each connector piece is configured to move along at least a portion of the belt. In some embodiments, the connector piece is a link configured to be receive the belt and to move along the belt. Alternatively, the belt has one or more tracks, in which the connector piece is configured to travel on thereby allowing the connector to travel along the belt. Each connector piece is coupled with a leash. In some embodiments, the leash has a retractable end. The leash assembly can include adornments and/or a carrier coupled to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tina Ting-Yuan Wang, Michael Clair Houston, Kevin Kin-Wai Lau
  • Publication number: 20140115756
    Abstract: A device enabling the formation of a belt or suspenders through a sequential engagement of a plurality of removably engageable bodies. The bodies are only engageable and disengageable when positioned at an engagement position substantially perpendicular to adjacent bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Anderson
  • Patent number: 8710477
    Abstract: A radiation protective garment having three layers including an inner layer having a plurality of apertures defined therein, a radiation protective layer and an outer layer, such garment having internal stays for supporting the garment's weight above the shoulders of the wearer with such weight resting on the wearer's waist/pelvic area, with the structure and method including an air movement device disposed on the exterior of the garment for directing an air flow through an air entry aperture formed in the outer layer and radiation protective layer with such air flow then passing through the plurality of apertures formed in the inner layer to cool the wearer of the garment. The air movement device and method can also include an air cooling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Marchione
  • Publication number: 20140068839
    Abstract: A diaper securement accessory is disclosed. The accessory includes a flexible length of material that is adapted to wrap around a diaper. Securement snaps of the accessory are configured to snap into the exposed snap sockets on the front of the diaper. A first free end of the accessory is adapted to overlap an opposing free end and secured to each other using snaps and snap sockets around the back side of the diaper and beyond the toddler's reach. When the diaper securement accessory is firmly secured to the diaper, the toddler is unable to slide the accessory up or down in an effort to take off the diaper. In particular, the right tab and left tab cannot be pulled off the diaper when the accessory is in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Steele, Donna Steele
  • Patent number: 8668551
    Abstract: A clasp has front and rear faces, an exterior periphery and an interior opening. The interior opening has upper and lower bearing surfaces. The clasp has joining surfaces coupling the bearing surfaces. A slot is formed in each clasp. The slot extends between the exterior periphery and a joining surface. Each slot has a width to allow loops of strap sections to pass through the slot between an operative orientation and an inoperative orientation. The operative orientation couples the strap sections with portions of the loops within the interior opening of the clasp in contact with the bearing surfaces. The inoperative orientation positions the strap sections exterior of the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer L. Folino