Mounted On Or Formed As Part Of Belt Buckle Patents (Class 224/163)
  • Patent number: 10850382
    Abstract: A collapsible dual screwdriver assembly pliers or drive-pliers for short, comprises a pliers and two screwdriver assemblies, where the screwdriver assemblies are individually removably attachable in a stowed position and an extended position. In the stowed position each screwdriver assembly can provide compact storage of the tool as well as function as a portion of a handle for the other screwdriver assembly. In the extended position each screwdriver assembly can be used as an extended handle for the pliers, as well as, function as a multi-bit screwdriver individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Dean Ragner
  • Patent number: 10080424
    Abstract: A towel arrest device includes a body and two lips opposed from each other and formed integrally to the body. The lips each have a top, a bottom, and an inflection point therebetween. The lips are parallel, spaced apart, and define a slit between the inflection point and the bottom. The lips further converge toward the slit between the tops and the inflection points. The body biases the lips toward each other in response to expansion of the slit. When an item, such as a towel, is thus introduced into the slit, the slit expands to accommodate the towel but the lips exert an inward bias to cinch the towel and secure it in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Iain C. Findlay
  • Patent number: 10080399
    Abstract: A buckle locket. The invention is configured to be worn with a strap consisting of hardware specific to securing the D-ring of the buckle locket case. The buckle locket is held onto the wearer with a strap consisting of holes to allow the tongue of the buckle locket to hook onto the strap. The invention includes a case and a frame. The case and the frame can be interchanged. The invention includes an interchangeable design holster that holds up to three sixteenths of an inch of materials. The design holster is magnetically held in place inside the case of the buckle locket. The frame, containing the industrial strength window of the buckle locket, magnetically attaches to the case. The windowed frame protects the integrity of the interior design holster and the safety of the wearer. The invention is worn conventionally and as a mobile display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Wendy Jeanne Ozburn
  • Patent number: 10030934
    Abstract: A handgun holster for use by a wearer comprising a base plate having an outside plate face, a body plate face, and outer edge, a detachable firearm pocket on the plate for receiving a handgun, the pocket further comprising a front side and a back side, a top side wherein the top side has a notch having a radius such that when the handgun having a trigger and a trigger guard is placed in the firearm pocket, the trigger guard is uncovered by the firearm pocket and the trigger is covered by the firearm pocket, at least one accessory holder, wherein the rail is separately detachable from the pocket through a latch connection, and at least one latch connection, the latch connections comprising a rail and latch system, a layer of intermediate foam behind the plate, a layer of elastic foam behind the layer of intermediate foam wherein the layer of elastic foam overlaps the outer edge of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Lugol Metayer
  • Patent number: 9770089
    Abstract: A belt mounting system includes a main body, a device coupled to the main body, a belt mount configured to be coupled to a belt, and a locking element, wherein the locking element is reusable so that the locking element is removable to selectively decouple the main body from the belt mount and insertable to fix the main body to the belt mount through the interconnection of the main body, the belt mount, and the locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Prince, Benjamin J. Nyssen
  • Patent number: 9579811
    Abstract: A belt mounting system includes a main body, a device coupled to the main body, a belt mount configured to be coupled to a belt, and a locking element, wherein the main body and the belt mount are coupled to one another by the locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Prince, Benjamin J. Nyssen
  • Patent number: 9523216
    Abstract: Described herein are several versions of concealed handcuff keys including a key concealed within a pouch as a zipper pull, a key concealed as a common pen cap/clip, a key concealed as a coin, a key concealed as a bootlace/shoelace end, and a key concealed within a receiver in the back side of a belt buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Shomer-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Jaffe, Jeffery Jaffe
  • Patent number: 9408440
    Abstract: A belt buckle includes a buckle plate having a front side, a back side, a belt tongue, a belt pin extending outwardly from the back side, a pair of confronting dog ears extending outwardly from the front side, and a pair of spring tabs. The belt buckle further includes a wallet container having a pair of slots extending through a side end and a pair of apertures formed through a back of the wallet container. The wallet container is removably attached to the front side of the buckle plate with the spring tabs cooperatively engaged with the slots and the dog ears cooperatively engaged with the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Bahram Sobbi
  • Patent number: 9345313
    Abstract: The holster securely locks the handheld device, such as a radio within the holster body and allows the radio or device to be readily inserted or removed with a single hand. The holster has a resilient polymer body molded to have an integral pair of retention ears, which hinge to securely lock the device in place and a projection member, which applies an outward force on the device to urge it outward from the holster when the retention ears are manually disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Richard H. Merzon
  • Patent number: 9179748
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding items, and more specifically an elastic band and clip apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus for holding items includes a band and a clip. The clip includes: a recessed portion provided in a facing surface of the clip which is structured to accommodate a medallion; fixing structures to fix the band to the clip; and a locking mechanism which is structured to lock portions of the clip together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: BANDIT, LLC.
    Inventor: Robert Esti
  • Publication number: 20140367426
    Abstract: A cover buckle structure contains a male buckle, a female buckle, a receiving groove, and a cover. The male buckle includes two resilient retainers disposed on two sides thereof, each resilient retainer has a positioning projection fixed on a front end thereof. The female buckle includes two openings defined on two sides thereof, and each opening has a locking block mounted therein. The receiving groove is formed on a back surface of the female buckle and includes a connecting shaft pivoted on a rear end thereof and a slot arranged on a front end thereof. The cover includes a C-shaped notch defined on a rear end of the cover so as to fit the connecting shaft and includes an engaging button fixed on a front end of the cover and retained into the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ying-Chuan Yen
  • Patent number: 8726471
    Abstract: The goal of this buckle and belt assembly is to honor those individuals who have served, or are serving, in the military of their respective country. Accordingly, this disclosure describes a belt buckle structured and used in such a way as to safely display a dog tag of the honored military individual in a clear and safe manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Ted Carney
  • Publication number: 20140124549
    Abstract: A golf accessory pouch (10) includes first and second layers (14, 16) of material. A clip (12) is affixed to the first layer of material for attaching the pouch to the belt (B) or waistband of pants or shorts worn by a golfer. First and second accessory pouches (22, 24) on the outer face of the second layer of material are for storing a ball marker (M) and a divot repair tool (D). A tee holder 26 also on the outer face of the second layer of material holds tees (T) used by the golfer to tee a golf ball. A flap (30) fits over the outer face of the second layer of material, and the first and second layers of material together form a pocket (20) for storing golf balls (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Angelo Zarbo
  • Patent number: 8544705
    Abstract: A belt buckle which has an indentation on the front surface accommodating a removable cap element held by magnetic attraction. The indentation has a stepwise bottom surface for easy removal of the cap element. In an alternative embodiment, the indentation accommodates a removable carrier member capable of integrating various functions such as electronic clock or remote control. The carrier member in turn has an indentation for removably holding a cap element by magnetic attraction. The carrier member's indentation has a stepwise bottom surface for easy removal of the cap element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Yung-Fa Su
  • Patent number: 8510919
    Abstract: The goal of this buckle and belt assembly is to honor those individuals who have served, or are serving, in the military of their respective country. Accordingly, this disclosure describes a belt buckle structured and used in such a way as to safely display a dog tag of the honored military individual in a clear and safe manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Ted Carney
  • Patent number: 8464919
    Abstract: An adjustable belt forms a loop around the body of the person at predetermined vertical position. The belt has a pair of releasable fasteners and a post. The belt fasteners are positioned at each end of the belt with the ability to connect to one another within a range of predetermined locations to adjust the diameter of the loop. A carrier receives and supports the baby. The carrier has a receptacle for receiving the belt post and a handle to facilitate gripping by the person. The carrier receptacle is positioned on the carrier for receiving the post to connect the carrier to the belt in a predetermined relation so that the baby is positioned at the ergonomic position substantially over the center of gravity and around the waist of the person so that the weight of the carrier is not concentrated at the lower back of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Lee M. Goozdich
  • Patent number: 8415917
    Abstract: The present invention can have an article comprising a belt with two ends that can be selectably fastened together. A power source and an inverter can be secured within the belt. A buckle with an integrated outlet can be utilized within the belt. The buckle first piece has two cavities that each can have an electrical contact therein. A bridge can electrically connect the contacts. A second buckle piece can have first and second arms that are received within the cavities, respectively, of the first piece. The second piece can engage the first piece in two distinct positions, wherein in the first position the buckle is fastened but no electrical connection is made therein, and in the second position an electric circuit is completed. Breaking the electrical connection within the buckle electrically separates the power source and the inverter to prevent drawdown of the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Paul J. Faris
  • Patent number: 8376199
    Abstract: A multi-function tool assembly for coupling with a users belt including a belt attachment apparatus detachably engaged with a multi-function tool. The belt attachment apparatus includes coupling structure for coupling with a user's belt and engagement structure for detachably engaging the multi-function tool. The multi-function tool is provided with belt attachment engagement structure on its rear surface for detachably engaging the engagement structure of the belt attachment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jameson Ellis
  • Publication number: 20120298703
    Abstract: An ornamental belt buckle/cup-holder combination having a front plate pivotably connected at its lower end to the lower end of a back plate. The back side of the buckle includes brackets and a hook for securing a belt. The front side of the buckle includes ornamentation. The front and back plates are held in parallel abutment with magnets. A loop is pivotably mounted to the top of the back plate and is captured between the front plate and the back plate when they in parallel abutment. The loop is urged into a upward perpendicular position relative to the back plate with a spring. When the front plate is folded downward perpendicular to the back plate, it forms a lower horizontal surface for supporting the weight of a beverage container. The loop is then urged by the spring into an upper horizontal position for receiving and laterally supporting the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Jay P. KRINER
  • Patent number: 8245892
    Abstract: An ornamental belt buckle/cup-holder combination having a front plate pivotably connected at its lower end to the lower end of a back plate. The back side of the buckle includes brackets and a hook for securing a belt. The front side of the buckle includes ornamentation. The front and back plates are held in parallel abutment with magnets. A loop is pivotably mounted to the top of the back plate and is captured between the front plate and the back plate when they in parallel abutment. The loop is urged into a upward perpendicular position relative to the back plate with a spring. When the front plate is folded downward perpendicular to the back plate, it forms a lower horizontal surface for supporting the weight of a beverage container. The loop is then urged by the spring into an upper horizontal position for receiving and laterally supporting the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Beer Clothing Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay P. Kriner
  • Patent number: 8056780
    Abstract: Apparatus for securing a compact portable device which includes a viewing screen to a wearer. A base is attachable to a belt and configured to serve as a belt buckle. A panel has a decorative side and a device side, and an attachment for securing the compact portable device to the device side of the panel, with the viewing screen exposed. A swivel joint connects the panel to the base in a manner such that the panel can selectively be oriented, with reference to the base, with the panel and the base generally parallel and the decorative side of the panel visible, with the panel and the base generally parallel and the viewing screen visible, or with the panel extending outwardly and turned for viewing the viewing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Judi L. Bruns
  • Publication number: 20110041256
    Abstract: A multi-function tool assembly for coupling with a users belt including a belt attachment apparatus detachably engaged with a multi-function tool. The belt attachment apparatus includes coupling structure for coupling with a user's belt and engagement structure for detachably engaging the multi-function tool. The multi-function tool is provided with belt attachment engagement structure on its rear surface for detachably engaging the engagement structure of the belt attachment apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Jameson Ellis
  • Patent number: 7848093
    Abstract: Portable devices configured to be worn as a belt buckle are disclosed herein. The portable device includes a housing, a first connector attached to the housing and adapted to slideably receive a belt, and a second connector attached to the housing and adapted to secure the housing to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventors: Winston B. Hardson, Mark Bush
  • Patent number: 7784655
    Abstract: The belt buckle has an indentation on the front surface housing a pin-joined and foldable carrier member. The carrier member has an opening allowing the insertion and removal of a flat object into and from the carrier member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Yung-Fa Su
  • Patent number: 7748088
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a pair of trousers about a torso includes a face plate and a flexible member that is attached along three perimeter sides of the flexible member to a rear surface of the face plate. A conventional type of a fastener assembly for a belt is attached to the flexible member. A first end of the belt is attached to a rear of the fastener assembly and a second end of the belt engages with a hook, the hook being attached to an opposite end of the fastener assembly. An opening between the face plate and the flexible member along a side of the flexible member that is not attached to the face plate is provided on the remaining side of the flexible member into which a credit card and a picture-identification card, such as a driver's license can be inserted or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Trevor Jamison Johnston
  • Publication number: 20100032461
    Abstract: An ornamental belt buckle/cup-holder combination having a front plate pivotably connected at its lower end to the lower end of a back plate. The back side of the buckle includes brackets and a hook for securing a belt. The front side of the buckle includes ornamentation. The front and back plates are held in parallel abutment with magnets. A loop is pivotably mounted to the top of the back plate and is captured between the front plate and the back plate when they in parallel abutment. The loop is urged into a upward perpendicular position relative to the back plate with a spring. When the front plate is folded downward perpendicular to the back plate, it forms a lower horizontal surface for supporting the weight of a beverage container. The loop is then urged by the spring into an upper horizontal position for receiving and laterally supporting the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jay P. Kriner
  • Publication number: 20080171490
    Abstract: A friction type turkey call that is affixed to a belt buckle only requires one hand to use the call, very little movement is required, the belt buckle call is always within the hunter's reach and should never be lost or misplaced when hunting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Gary D. Kinser
  • Publication number: 20080073392
    Abstract: The invention provides a new waist carrying case, which can be fastened to a belt or a backpack to provide portability and convenience. The waist carrying case structure is mainly coupled first shell and second shell, between which concave space is to store personal belongings. When a belt with the case is put on the user, it offers immediate convenience to carry personal belongings. Besides, the first shell can also be combined with a storage case that is made of the third shell and the fourth shell, or various kinds of tools and equipment. This further provides mobility, convenience, usability and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Yuan Chih LIU
  • Patent number: 7290688
    Abstract: A tactical gear receptacle including a carrying apparatus affixed on a first side thereof, the carrying apparatus being adapted to support at least a partial weight of the tactical gear receptacle when the tactical gear receptacle is carried, and a light rail affixed to a second side of the tactical gear receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Dov Pikielny
  • Patent number: 6923353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a belt buckle caddy which stores a set of telescopic pens or pencils which include blinking light reminders when in use to remind the user to place the pens or pencils back in the caddy after use. The caddy also includes a front interchangeable ornament lighted by a glowing or blinking light useful as a safety feature during night walks and to match the users attire. Left and right grooves on the front of the buckle caddy serve to guide the ornament onto the front of the caddy and tubes extending from a top opening on the caddy serve to store the pens or pencils when not in use. Two small holes are formed through the caddy to facilitate holding fixed ornaments or LED electrical contacts which are connected to lithium batteries located on the rear of the caddy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Genaro Texidor
  • Patent number: 6886724
    Abstract: The invention herein relates to a removable cover piece for belt buckle which is devised in two parts: a buckle head and a cover piece where the buckle head has a recessed trap precisely dimensioned to receive the cover piece. A nail grip is devised at the open end of the recessed trap so that the multi-functional cover piece inlayed in the trap can easily be gripped, removed or replaced with another cover piece. Upon the recessed trap contact faces are several magnet elements to meet the opposing magnet elements on the cover piece in order to secure the cover piece into the recessed trap. The present invention also features two slide guides at the base of recessed trap contact faces in response to the slide edges on the base of the cover pieces to form a track fitting assembly relationship, further securing the multi-functional cover pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Yun-Tung Hung
  • Publication number: 20040195281
    Abstract: The invention herein relates to a removable cover piece for belt buckle which is devised in two parts: a buckle head and a cover piece where the buckle head has a recessed trap precisely dimensioned to receive the cover piece. A nail grip is devised at the open end of the recessed trap so that the multi-functional cover piece inlayed in the trap can easily be gripped, removed or replaced with another cover piece. Upon the recessed trap contact faces are several magnet elements to meet the opposing magnet elements on the cover piece in order to secure the cover piece into the recessed trap. The present invention also features two slide guides at the base of recessed trap contact faces in response to the slide edges on the base of the cover pieces to form a track fitting assembly relationship, further securing the multi-functional cover pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Yun-Tung Hung
  • Publication number: 20040099702
    Abstract: A new and unique style of belt buckle forms a compartment for storing folding eyeglasses. Individuals engaged in strenuous activities such as motorcycle or bicycle riding, horse back riding or construction work require means for safely and conveniently storing eyeglasses. The embodiments of the present invention provide a heavily constructed protective compartment within a belt buckle. Several variations of a closure means are provided by the versatile design embodiments. The belt buckle can also be used by individuals not engaged in strenuous activities for storing a second pair of eyeglasses or possibly keys, papers or other small articles. In all embodiments, the belt buckle may include the appearance of a highly decorative front face for concealing the storage function of the belt buckle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventor: William A. Conner
  • Publication number: 20030085242
    Abstract: A STORAGE OR CADDY BELT BUCKLE IS DISCLOSED. A BELT BUCKLE COMPRISING OF TWO HOLES FROM TOP, WHERE THE BACK OF BUCKLE SHOWS TWO TUBALAR RECEPTICLES HOLES WITH CLOSE IN BOTTOMS. AT TOP OF BUCKLE ARE RECIEVERS TO TELESCOPIC PENS OR PENCILS WITH BLINKING LIGHT REMINDERS BUILT ON TOP OF PENS WITH A TURN ON AND OFF SWITCH IN CONJUNTION WITH THE BELT BUCKLE. THE RESULTING STRUCTURE MAY LOOK LIKE TWO MINI LIGHT HOUSES ON TOP OF THE BELT BUCKLE. THE FRONT OF BELT BUCKLE IS PREPARED WITH GROOVES TO RECEIVE INTERCHANGEBLE ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS WITH LED BLINKING LIGHTS TO GLOW OR FORM VARIETY AND INTERCHANGEBLE DECORATIVE FRONTS FOR BELT BUCKLE, THAT SLIDE TROUGH BUCKLE GROOVES OF FRONT OF BELT BUCKLE IT, IT SERVES AS A SAFETY FEATURE DURING NIGHT WALKING. A NOVELTY FOR DISCO. GROOVES INFRONT GUIDE FROM THE ORNAMENT FROM TOP AND THE TWO HOLES FROM FRONT ALSO SERVES AS CONNECTORS TO REAR LITHIUM BATTERY SUPORT FOR TECHNICAL APLICATIONS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventor: Genaro Texidor
  • Patent number: 6536081
    Abstract: The present invention, also known as the equalizer, is a novelty device offering a challenging and entertaining environment when played. This particular novelty toy is designed and configured for use by a singular person. This novelty device comprises a substrate having a first end, a second end, an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower surface is flat and the upper surface includes a plateau area. From the plateau area the upper surfaces incline downward to the first end. The first end constitutes the holding area when utilizing the present invention. The object of the novelty device of the present invention is to balance an object, such as a belt, large paper clip, substantially flat pencils, or bookmarkers one the plateau area while holding the first end and maintaining the lower surface to be parallel to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventors: Otis P. Allen, Elby L. Williams
  • Patent number: 6520392
    Abstract: The backup buckle has a housing with juxtaposed first and second portions. A buckle mechanism is mounted in the first portion. A stiff plate is affixed to the buckle mechanism and extends along the second portion and away from the buckle mechanism. A latch blade is affixed to the stiff plate at a distance from the buckle mechanism. The backup buckle is mountable to a vehicle seat belt and is useful for offering an alternate release point along the seat belt in vehicles having hard-to-reach seat belt buckles. An objective of the backup buckle is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by faulty seat belts retaining passengers in a vehicle on fire, in a submerged vehicle or in a vehicle in such condition as to create other life threatening situation. In another aspect of the invention, the housing of the backup buckle has a storage compartment therein for stowing personal articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventors: Daniel D. L. Thibodeau, Adelbert Comeau
  • Patent number: 6360391
    Abstract: A utility belt buckle device for removing caps from bottles. The utility belt buckle device includes a base portion and a cover portion. The cover portion has an aperture therein. The aperture is elongate. A hinge assembly hingedly couples the cover portion to the base portion. A locking assembly releasably locks the cover portion in the closed position. The locking assembly includes a slot, which extends through base portion. A latch is fixedly coupled to the cover portion. The latch is positioned such that the latch may extend through the slot when the cover portion is abutted against the base portion. An actuating means selectively holds and releases the latch from the slot. A coupling means removably couples the base portion to a user. The coupling means comprises a strap having the strap has a first end and a second end and a coupling assembly fixedly mounted on the base portion for removably coupling the first and second ends of the strap to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Quorosh W. Goodall
  • Patent number: 6253974
    Abstract: A buckle, provided with a detachable golf ball marker for allowing a wearer to easily carry such a marker while playing golf, is disclosed. In the buckle, the decoration part has a marker seat at its external surface and carries a first magnet on the seat. The golf ball marker has a second magnet with the magnetic polarity of the second magnet being opposite to that of the first magnet. The marker is thus magnetically and detachably seated on the marker seat. In another embodiment, a metal piece is externally mounted to a loop of the buckle, while the ball marker is magnetically attached on the metal piece. The buckle thus allows a golfer to easily carry the marker without forgetting it and also allows the golfer to devote himself to playing golf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventor: Hee-Chang Park
  • Patent number: 6142348
    Abstract: A buckle, provided with a detachable golf ball marker for allowing a wearer to easily carry such a marker while playing golf, is disclosed. In the buckle, the decoration part has a marker seat at its external surface and carries a first magnet on the seat. The golf ball marker has a second magnet with the magnetic polarity of the second magnet being opposite to that of the first magnet. The marker is thus magnetically and detachably seated on the marker seat. In another embodiment, a metal piece is externally mounted to a loop of the buckle, while the ball marker is magnetically attached on the metal piece. The buckle thus allows a golfer to easily carry the marker without forgetting it and also allows the golfer to devote himself to playing golf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Hee-Chang Park
  • Patent number: 5871129
    Abstract: The buckle (1) comprises a compartment (11) that cannot be seen from the outside, for holding small objects, the compartment being easily accessible to the user who is wearing the buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: O.B.I. Officina Bigiotterie Italiana S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Boncompagni
  • Patent number: 5687890
    Abstract: A belt buckle with a compartment includes a receptacle having an open end. The receptacle is generally cylindrical, thereby allowing a standard-sized container of smokeless tobacco to be placed in the receptacle. A spring attached within the receptacle pushes the tobacco out of the receptacle. The receptacle has a lid which has at least two grooves that engage corresponding pins attached to the receptacle. A flange is secured about the receptacle. The flange has an inner arcuate surface. A retaining hook and retaining structure are secured at opposite ends of the inner surface to permit attachment of the belt buckle to a belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Inventor: Randy Lee Wanner
  • Patent number: 5669117
    Abstract: A belt buckle for use in line dancing that includes a body section having thumb grips located on the top edge of the body section and finger grips located on the bottom edge thereof. The grips are provided with contoured seats so that the thumb and forefinger on each of the wearers hands can close over the buckle to firmly grasp the buckle while performing a line dance routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: Louis V. Spina
  • Patent number: 5609281
    Abstract: A belt includes a belt buckle having at least one prong formed to the belt buckle, which prong includes at least one screwdriver tip formed thereon. The belt also includes a belt loop having a wrench formed therein. The belt buckle may have a single prong with a screwdriver bit having different tip ends removably held within a hollow holding portion of the prong, or a screwdriver bit having a selected screwdriver tip at one end thereof may be selectively inserted and held within the prong holding means. Or, the belt buckle may have two different prongs with screwdriver tips, the belt loop may be rectangular with different size wrenches on opposite sides thereof, so as to be reversible on the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventor: Michael A. West
  • Patent number: 5609280
    Abstract: A belt buckle is provided that is uniquely designed for securely holding a plier-like tool, such that a wearer has ready access to the tool when needed. The belt buckle is particularly designed for use with a tool of the type exemplified by a handtool commercially available under the name VISE GRIPS, which is characterized by jaws operated by a pair of bi-stable arms. The belt buckle utilizes the jaws and the arms of the tool to secure the tool to the buckle in a manner that exploits the ability of such a tool to grip an object without slipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventor: Robert D. Smith
  • Patent number: 5456394
    Abstract: A portable load carrying device is attachable to a person's belt to provide a support ledge for a box or other cargo item being carried by the person. The weight of the cargo is borne at least partially by the load carrying device, such that stress on the person's arms and back is considerably reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Inventor: Darryl Israel
  • Patent number: 5357638
    Abstract: A belt buckle has a storage space dimensioned to receive a condom. There is a cover for the storage space, and a latch which releasibly engages the cover over the storage space. The latch is releasible only when the belt buckle is unbuckled. The cover may be hingedly connected to the body and may have a boss which passes through an aperture in the body to engage an aperture in the belt when the belt buckle is buckled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Inventor: John A. Mayzel
  • Patent number: 5310101
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plate-like belt buckle for storing a spare key for an automobile, comprising a groove diagonally formed in the rear side of said belt buckle for receiving said spare key; and a plurality of holding lugs for enclosing and holding said spare key received in said groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Bae-Wook Park
    Inventors: Bae-Wook Park, Seong-Yeo Kim
  • Patent number: 5217150
    Abstract: A belt buckle having a sliding groove on the top edge thereof for mounting a small cutting tool and a stub rod upstanding from said sliding groove at the middle adjacent to the front entrance thereof to guide said cutting tool into said sliding groove and simultaneously to disconnect the blade of said cutting tool from the handle thereof permitting said handle to be moved into said sliding groove so as to receive said blade, and a locating means to retain said cutting tool in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Galu Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Chen
  • Patent number: 5123579
    Abstract: At least one key body formed with tooth-like projections, and a grip section gripped in use are formed separately from each other. The key body is mounted to a hollow portion of the grip section so as to be extensible and retractable with respect thereto, by angular movement of sliding movement. In order to retain a plurality of key bodies compactly, the key bodies are mounted to a single grip section. Further, in order to prevent loss and burglary and to facilitate carrying, the grip section having the key bodies accommodated therein is detachably held in a key holder such as a bracelet, a buckle of a belt, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventor: Toshiichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 5106004
    Abstract: A combination watch/waist belt capable of use with interchangeable faceplates, each containing a housing and watch, and having a watch releasable and removable from its housing (case) yet attached thereto wherein the watch housing is readily detachable from an adjacent pair of buckle members attached to front portions of the waist belt in a quickly releasable manner. The wearer removes the watch from its housing by depressing a retainer to observe the time when desired. The watch is connected to its housing by a retainer cord or chain, which is inserted into a rear space in the watch housing upon placement of the watch back into its housing. The watch is retained, viz., held in position, by a clip in the upper central portion of its housing and a locator member in a recess in the bottom central portion of the housing. The watch is mounted on the central portion of the belt at the front of the wearer's waist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: Tuan D. Nguyen