With Springs Or Connected Sections Patents (Class 2/339)
  • Patent number: 10542784
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an extender belt for clothing is disclosed including a belt strap, a belt buckle coupled to the belt strap, and an extender button coupled to the belt strap. The belt strap is configured to be wrapped around the waist of a user and form a loop. The belt strap has a series of a plurality of openings near a first end configured to receive a protrusion or prong of the belt buckle. The belt strap further has one or more buttonholes near a second end configured to receive a button of the pants or trousers. The belt buckle is pivotally coupled to the belt strap near the second end. The belt buckle has the pivotal protrusion or prong configured to extend into the plurality of openings near the first end. The extender button is coupled to an inner surface of the belt strap near the first end. The extender button is configured to extend into a pant hole of pants that typically receive the pant button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Visceral Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Lynn T Groff
  • Patent number: 9060556
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Penelope Denise Ploughman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7967109
    Abstract: A roping belt for a safety harness comprising an equipment-carrying device having at least one U-shaped attachment loop securedly fastened to the belt by fixing means and composed of a joining part made of flexible textile material and of a pre-formed stiffener part made of semi-rigid plastic. The joining part and the stiffener part are inserted in one another and are housed at least one of the ends thereof in a securing gusset fixed to the belt to form a non-articulated join biasing the equipment-carrying device to a salient position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Paul Petzl, Aurelie Leveque
  • Publication number: 20100107310
    Abstract: A waist apparel having interchangeable decorative facings constructed of a base member that is generally elongate in shape and may be used as a belt, sash, or cummerbund having removable facings with various decorative designs applied thereto. The base member and facings are removably mounted together by a hook and loop mechanism so that the user can mix and match a combination of facings that are then attached to the base member to achieve different appearances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: William T. Taylor
  • 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: 6067662
    Abstract: A fastener for a belt includes a buckle member adapted to be attached to a first end portion of the belt, wherein the buckle member includes a receiving member having an opening for receiving the belt therethrough, an operating plate provided with a tongue and pivotally mounted to the receiving member, the tongue extending from the operating plate toward a rear portion of the receiving member, and a fixing member pivotally fixed at the rear portion of the receiving member; and a slot member including a plurality of slots and protrusions and adapted to be formed to a second end portion of the belt, wherein the tongue is inserted into one of the slots and abutted against a substantially vertical surface of one of the protrusions by the operation of the operating plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Jae Kwon Sim
  • Patent number: 5983403
    Abstract: A multi-function retaining device in which the retaining of articles of clothing is accomplished by an elongated member that has overlapping ends. One end of the elongated member has a series of outwardly extending U-shaped members connected thereon. The other end of the elongated member has a series of apertures disposed therein. When the two ends are overlapped, the U-shaped members traverse the apertures. A second elongated member connected to the first elongated member traverses the U-shaped members, securing the two ends of the first elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: David A. Neeley
  • Patent number: 4747399
    Abstract: A pelvic traction device inlcudes two detachably coupled belts that cooperate with each other to enable the device to be used over a wide range of patient sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventor: Roger R. Glomstead
  • Patent number: 4724548
    Abstract: An inexpensive novelty device for simulating a hug having a coiled flexible strip that is normally resistant to uncoiling with animated appendages attached to each end. A pair of tabs formed at the ends of the strip co-operatively associated with a notch facilitates the attachment of the simulated appendages to the respective ends of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Inventor: Jeff London
  • Patent number: 4639948
    Abstract: A hip belt comprises a number of substantially similar pieces successively connected by snap fasteners. Each individual piece possesses a pliant construction of substantially uniform thickness and has a perimeter edge. The side edge portions of the perimeter edge of each piece impart a taper to the piece. The snap fasteners are located in the end edge portions of the pieces and enable each piece to swivel with respect to its immediately adjacent pieces. When worn, the belt assumes a configuration in which side portions are supported by the wearer's hips. Front and back portions extend from the side portions across the wearer's abdomen and lower back respectively, and they may have slight downward curvatures. In a belt for a typical wearer, there may be from eleven to fifteen of the individual pieces. Various forms of indicia and/or decoration may be imparted to the individual pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: U.S. Product Development Company
    Inventor: Robert Adell
  • Patent number: 4617685
    Abstract: An ornamental elasticized fabric belt is featured having a number of ornamental discs or medallions arranged in seriatim about the band. The medallions overlap each other giving a unique and expensive appearance to the belt. As the belt is caused to expand, the medallions are caused to move with respect to each other, thus changing the appearance of the ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: S. G. D' or Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Grandis
  • Patent number: 4521923
    Abstract: A decorative name belt includes laminated layers of belt material between which is disposed an elongated support member having opposed flanges with spaced apart slots formed therein for receiving decorative indicia members such as monogram letters or the like for assembling a personalized name or monogram belt. The outer belt lamina or layer is provided with a recess along the major extent of the support member which permits insertion of and removal of premolded indicia or letter members into the cooperating slots in the support member so that a selected name or monogram combination may be provided on the belt. Each of the letters includes opposed support projections or bosses on one side and a key member or members integrally formed with the letter member on the opposite side for supporting the respective letter members at spaced apart intervals in the recess. The keys are integrally formed with the respective letter members and are connected thereto by a flexible hinge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Inventor: Charles P. Mackey
  • Patent number: 4447913
    Abstract: A belt having a stretchable substrate and fish-scale type plates attached to the substrate by stapler-like elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Page Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: David Engelson
  • Patent number: 4249267
    Abstract: A fastener means for fabrics and clothing and which includes a magnetic tape material which is sewn into or otherwise applied to next adjacent edges of cloth material intended to be overlapped. Such magnetic material being relatively thin and light weight, pliable and flexible, capable of being cut to desired lengths and having the general characteristics of a narrow strip of fabric or cloth material itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Inventor: Clifford C. Voss
  • Patent number: 4126902
    Abstract: A belt for normal wear about the girth of a wearer which may be removed and used as a weapon which includes a first and a second belt length the inner ends of which are connected by a chain and the outer ends of which are adapted for hooked-up engagement and include a heavy buckle, so that one end of the belt may be held to swing the heavy buckle using the belt as a weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Inventor: Raymond F. McKenna