And Supporting Different Article Patents (Class 224/165)
  • Patent number: 10520896
    Abstract: Embodiments of a watch can include a watch having an analog watch face, a first watch band portion, a second watch band portion and an analog watch face. The watch can include a digital clasp having a digital display and a circuit board associated with a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WEARATEC LLC
    Inventor: Dilshan Thilina Modaragamage
  • Patent number: 10284763
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device. The electronic device includes: a main body mounted with an electronic unit including a controller, including a bezel disposed at the outer side thereof, and having a locking groove formed in the bezel; and a band part mounted with an additional device for exchanging an electric signal with the electronic unit and an electronic part providing information related to the additional device for the electronic unit, and including a coupling part detachably coupled to the locking groove. Here, the controller switches an operation mode of the main body according to the information related to the additional device provided by the electronic part when the main body and the band part are coupled to each other. Thus, when the band part mounted with the additional device is connected to the main body, the operation mode of the main body is automatically switched to a mode corresponding to the additional device, thereby providing convenience of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sungmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10071024
    Abstract: A wearable pillbox and a method are described. The pillbox includes a first compartment hingedly connected with a first cover and configured to store medicine to be consumed at a first dose time, a second compartment hingedly connected with a second cover and configured to store medicine to be consumed at a second dose time, the second compartment located adjacent to the first compartment and the second cover configured to open or close independently of the first cover of the first compartment, a display attached to the first cover and the second cover allowing the first cover to open or close independently of the second cover, and processing circuitry configured to transmit an alert signal to the display when the first dose time is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mohammed Alanazi, Hadel Alenezi
  • Patent number: 9664889
    Abstract: The present invention is a retractable magnifying glass having a magnifying glass with an aperture on one end, housing, spring positioned parallel to the magnifying glass within the housing and retractable cord. The housing has front and back sides and a first and second compartment. The back side has a strap connector for affixing to a strap. The first and second compartments are adjacent and parallel to each other and connected via a cord aperture. The second compartment has an open side to allow ingress and egress of the magnifying glass and a portion of the magnifying glass extends beyond this open side for easy access. The retractable cord is affixed within the first compartment with one end connected to the spring and the other extending through the cord aperture and connected to the aperture of the magnifying glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Grazyna Krajewska
  • Patent number: 9445633
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an affixing structure of a connector is configured to attach to an affixing structure interface of a portable electronic device that is configured to also couple to an attachment member. A connector plug including conductors coupled to an electrical conduit is coupled to the affixing structure. The conductors are configured to electrically connect to one or more electric components of the portable electronic device and the electrical conduit is configured to electrically connect to one or more diagnostic devices. In some embodiments, an attachment member may include one or more electronic components and spring pins or other conductors connectable to a wearable device. The attachment member additionally includes a connector operable to connect the wearable device to another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brandon B. Tulloch, Gordon C. Cameron, John Danby, Amaury J. Heresztyn, Nagarajan Kalyanasundaram
  • Patent number: 8967437
    Abstract: An electronic device holder having a retention member for retaining an electronic device, such as an MP3 player, preferably an Apple® IPod nano having a multi-touch color screen, and a strap or shank attached to the retention member to allow fastening to an object, such as a user's wrist or a chain, is disclosed. The device may be secured by friction fitting into a recessed area having two ridges to engage the device along two edges. The device may be inserted by sliding or snap fitting into the recessed area. An opening along the back of the recessed area allows the device to be pushed laterally or vertically from the retention member. Alternatively, the retention member may be a two-piece frame which partially encloses the device. The frame pieces affix to either a wristband strap or a carabiner clip shank as they are secured to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wimo Labs LLC
    Inventor: Scott H. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8919019
    Abstract: A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. In some implementations, the case may feature a display window that, in combination with materials of the biometric monitoring device, may mask a display of the biometric monitoring device from view when the display is off and may allow the display to be seen when the display is displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Hans Berlinger, Keeline Burdick Wilcox, Michael Joseph Francisco, James Park
  • Publication number: 20140340997
    Abstract: Techniques for media device, application, and content management using sensory input determined from a data-capable watch band are described, including receiving input from one or more sensors coupled to a data-capable strapband, processing the input to determine a pattern, referencing a pattern library using the pattern, generating a control signal to a media application, the control signal being determined based on whether the pattern matches another pattern in the pattern library, and selecting a media file configured to be presented, the media file being selected using the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Hosain Sadequr Rahman, Richard Lee, Michael Edward Smith Luna, Scott Fullam, Travis Austin Bogard, Jeremiah Robison, Max Everett Utter, II, Thomas Alan Donaldson, Raymond A. Martino
  • Patent number: 8662743
    Abstract: A device for fastening a wrist strap, in particular a watch strap, to a watch case, the device having a linking member, to which a strap end member of the wrist strap can be fastened and the case-side end of which can be fastened to a wrist strap pin attached laterally to the case. A securing element, which is biased against the case and has an interlocking projection located thereon, is arranged on the linking member such that the securing element can assume two positions, a first, secured position, in which the wrist strap pin is positioned in an indentation in the linking member and the securing element prevents the linking member or the wrist strap from becoming detached from the wrist strap pin and from the case, and a second, opened position, in which the wrist strap pin can be guided out of or into the indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Richemont International SA
    Inventor: Ferdinand Speichinger
  • Patent number: 8534514
    Abstract: A holder for holding an electronic device on a wrist includes a band which can be connected around the wrist and a case connected to the band for holding the electronic device securely. The case includes a first receptacle and at least one second receptacle. The first receptacle is used for securing the electronic device to the holder. The at least one second receptacle receives at least one accessory of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tai-Shan Zhu, Che-Yu Chou, Cong-Bing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8125853
    Abstract: A watch bracelet includes two straps (12, 14; 46, 48), designed to be fixed to a watch case (24, 44) at one of the ends thereof, characterized in being provided with a lentiform loop (18, 40, 58) fixed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: GFPI S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey
  • Publication number: 20100140308
    Abstract: The Wrist Wallet/Watch Band is a wallet with attachable timepiece worn about ones wrist. The wallet is made of thin, durable material. It is securely fastened with male and female, hook and loop material. The wrist wallet/watch band is used to conceal money, coins, keys, business cards, appointment notes, receipts, and similar items in one main zippered compartment. The zipper extends to the upper end of the full-length compartment to fit the full length and width of currency. The zipper is double-stitched. The time piece is affixed to the wallet, via four holes on the front, by using the metal attachment pins that connected the watch to its original watch band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Steven A. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20090173760
    Abstract: A multicomponent wrist strap is provided formed from two or more reversibly inter-engageable strap parts. Components such as a watch face, an identity tag, a light unit a status display and or memory unit for a mobile phone, a wireless headset for a mobile phone or a computer for sub-aqua diving can be accommodated on each of the strap parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Hervay Good
  • Patent number: 7542379
    Abstract: A mobile medication device including a timekeeping unit, which may be a wrist watch and may include a microprocessor, to track a plurality of time events associated with a plurality of medications to given to a user, wherein the time events may be specific times at which a particular medication is to be taken by the user, and may also include additional events such as a predetermined time prior to when the user is supposed to take a medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Janna C. Kimel, Kofi Cobbinah, Betty Eng
  • Publication number: 20080178977
    Abstract: A combination metering band and wallet device is disclosed. The device includes an elongate band sized to extend about an appendage of a user. The band has first and second end portions disposed opposite each other, a first outer surface adapted for outward orientation when the band is in position about the appendage of a user, and a second inner surface adapted for inward orientation adjacent the skin of a user. An attachment mechanism is disposed at the first and second band end portions for selectively securing the band about the appendage of a user. A fastening mechanism is disposed on the band first outer surface for securing a metering device thereto. A wallet case is secured to the band first end portion and includes a plurality of at least two pocket elements. Each pocket element defines an interior pouch and has an end opening for providing access to the interior pouch, the end openings and pouches being accessible when the band is attached about the appendage of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Brain W. Nauman
  • Patent number: 6960016
    Abstract: There is disclosed a wristband for a portable electronic instrument including at least a first wristband strand (50) including outer and inner faces and one end (50A) of which is intended to be fixed to a case of a portable electronic instrument, this first wristband strand (50) including, housed between said outer and inner faces, an electric conductor including a conductive plate (10) of elongated shape arranged longitudinally in said first wristband strand (50). The conductive plate (10) includes a plurality of electric contact zones (30) with the conductive plate (10) distributed longitudinally over the first wristband strand, the first wristband strand (50) being arranged to be cut with the conductive plate (10) along several transverse cutting lines arranged in each portion located between two adjacent electric contact zones (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Mangement Sevices AG
    Inventors: David Apothéloz, Nicolas Oian, Nicolas Clerc
  • Patent number: 6796467
    Abstract: The small size cellular telephone (T) is fixed on a telescopic slide (201, 101) sliding on a guide (1) which can be longitudinally secured on the user's arm (B), at the wrist (P). When the cellular telephone calls and has the vibration signaller warning system activated, the vibrations are easily transmitted to the slides and guide system and from this last to the user's wrist who can this way instantaneously notice the call state, even if he is in a noisy place. By catching the cellular telephone with the free hand, the user can extend the guides and quickly bring the cellular telephone itself to the palm of the hand to use it. When the conversation is over, the cellular telephone can be as well quickly taken back to the backward rest position on the wrist. Suitable release means are provided to keep the slides in the backward rest position and if required also in the extended use position of the cellular telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Marcus Caldana
  • Patent number: 6644694
    Abstract: A foldable, weather-resistant reference guide for wearing on the arm, torso, or leg. The foldable, weather-resistant reference guide is attached to a soft, flexible keeping member that holds the reference guide in a folded configuration. The keeping member is connected to or comprised of at least one flexible strap such as an elastic strap that encircles the arm, torso, or leg. The reference guide itself is made of a synthetic fiber paper for weather-resistance. The reference guide folds-up when not in use and is held in place by the keeping member so that the reference guide does not interfere with any physical activities such as snow skiing. The keeping member and reference guide can be opened, unfolded, refolded, and closed with only one hand, even while wearing bulky gloves. The entire invention is made of flexible materials that are comfortable, durable, and safe to a person wearing the article and participating in a rigorous physical activity. The reference guide is typically a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Phillip Seawright
  • Publication number: 20030019894
    Abstract: The small size cellular telephone (T) is fixed on a telescopic slide (201, 101) sliding on a guide (1) which can be longitudinally secured on the user's arm (B), at the wrist (P). When the cellular telephone calls and has the vibration signaller warning system activated, the vibrations are easily transmitted to the slides and guide system and from this last to the user's wrist who can this way instantaneously notice the call state, even if he is in a noisy place. By catching the cellular telephone with the free hand, the user can extend the guides and quickly bring the cellular telephone itself to the palm of the hand to use it. When the conversation is over, the cellular telephone can be as well quickly taken back to the backward rest position on the wrist. Suitable release means are provided to keep the slides in the backward rest position and if required also in the extended use position of the cellular telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Marcus Caldana
  • Patent number: 6168055
    Abstract: Strap 9 and case 1 assembly destined to be worn on the wrist with the strap 9 being fixed in a removable manner at its respective ends 10 linking up with connecting portions of the case 1. At least one of the connecting portions includes a hole 8 designed to receive a fastening part 16 of a decorative item 14, the corresponding end 10 of the strap 9 projecting into the hole 8 to lock the said decorative item 14 in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: Christian Grados
  • Patent number: 6158884
    Abstract: A portable electronic device adapted to be worn on a user's wrist including an electronic unit including a transceiver for receiving and transmitting messages and a watch included within the electronic unit having movements for displaying a time of day. A wrist band including a plurality of electrically conductive fibers is electrically coupled to the electronic unit thereby creating an electronic circuit. A power source is integrated with the plurality of electrically conductive fibers fabricating the wrist band. At least one display is integrated with the electronic unit for the display of informative data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Davis H. Hartman
  • Patent number: 5802014
    Abstract: A strap-on tablet dispensing system includes a system unit providing timing and alarm functions, a strap arrangement, and a plurality of tablet containers fixed to the strap arrangement. The tablet dispensing system is arranged to hold a plurality of tablet medications and indicate to the wearer, via prompts, the proper times to ingest one or more tablets from one or more tablet containers. A plurality of microswitches are also be provided to enable the system to verify that the indicated tablet container or containers are accessed. The tablet dispensing system may be arranged to support the downloading of programming and configuration information directly from a host computer into the tablet dispensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventor: Delicia R. Danko
  • Patent number: 5769290
    Abstract: A wrist band assembly constructed of hook-and-loop fabric material. A first strap member has loop surfaces of the hook-and-loop fabric on its upper and lower sides, and the second strap member has first and second leg portions which define a gap for receiving the first strap member. The two legs of the second strap member have hook surfaces of the hook-and-loop fabric material thereon, for engaging the upper and lower sides of the first strap member when the latter is sandwiched between the two legs of the second strap member. The first strap member is preferably formed by folding a strip of the loop layer of the fabric back upon itself and bonding the two sides together while the second strap member is preferably formed by folding a strip of the hook layer of material so that the hook surfaces face one another. Sleeve portions at the folds provide connection points for attaching the wristwatch or other article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Inventor: Alan D. Pestana
  • Patent number: 5655803
    Abstract: Hoist-line for lifting rifles and shot guns to elevated positions has a snap hook for attachment to a rifle trigger guard and a fixed barrel engagement loop, each permanently attached to an elongated hoist line near its bottom end. The trigger guard snap hook and barrel engagement loop are advantageously sized and spaced apart to maintain an attached rifle in a vertical orientation when the device is hoisted from above, and accommodate rifles of varying barrel length and bore. Modification of the hoist-line has a bow engaging strap and string engaging strap for temporary attachment of an archery bow adjacent to an attached firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventor: Hency Michael Tacoronte
  • Patent number: 5636775
    Abstract: A storage receptacle adapted to be received on a watch strap or jewelry band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Fossil, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Kartsotis, Suzanne M. Amundsen, Timothy G. Hale, Hiroshi Nakahara
  • Patent number: 5601222
    Abstract: A wristband adapted to secure a display element having a display face, such as a wristwatch, calculator or the like, to the user's wrist includes a flexible, or shaped nonflexible, transparent magnification strip. The magnification strip is adapted to be positioned over the display face of the display element. In this manner, the user can magnify the display for easier viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Richard Y. Haddad
  • Patent number: 5526006
    Abstract: A wrist mounted electronic device, including a loop antenna embedded within a single-injection molded, multiple-segment wristband, has an electrically conductive, obtusely angled mounting bracket disposed between an embedded antenna and the electronic device. The mounting bracket has at least one screw hole to facilitate attachment of the wristband segments to the electronic device. The embedded antenna has a plurality of round holes therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiaki Akahane, Kazunori Miyashita
  • Patent number: 5511702
    Abstract: A wrist strap used for carrying a pager is provided. The wrist strap includes a strap which provides accommodation for a pager within a pocket, the pager being visible through a transparent surface of a display window for reading messages from the pager. One end of the wrist strap extends to form a band and the other end is provided with a side loop. With the aid of an easy-to-use fastening system disposed on the band, the band can pass around a user's wrist and through the side loop, and then folded over the side loop to be fastened to itself. The band also forms a closure for the pocket as it passes around the user's wrist. Thus, users can wear the strap on their wrists and conveniently read the messages shown in the display window of the pager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Chin Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 5341972
    Abstract: A wrist watch wallet is disclosed having a main band with a watch attached to the outer surface thereof. The main band is designed to conveniently store in a concealed manner such items as currency, keys, and event tickets. The main band is made of thin, flexible, fashionable material and has sufficient length so that it may be wrapped in an overlapping manner around the user's wrist. Attached to the opposite ends of the main band are complimentary primary hook and loop connector pads which are interconnected to hold the main band in place around the user's wrist. During manufacturing, a longitudinally aligned full length opening is formed on the rear surface of the main band which allows access to the full length, longitudinally aligned main pocket formed therein. One end of the main band is closed while the opposite end is opened thereby providing a transversely aligned opening into the main pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Inventor: R. Benton Jacks
  • Patent number: 5260915
    Abstract: A combined wristwatch and radiotelephone has a plurality of substantially rigid segment members arranged end to end in a series with pivotable connections between each adjacent pair of members in the series. The pivotal axes of these connections are substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the user's wrist when the apparatus is worn on the wrist as a wristwatch. The pivotable connections allow the apparatus to be curved into a shape which fits around the user's wrist when the apparatus is to be used as a wristwatch. Alternatively, the pivotable connections allow the apparatus to form a more elongated structure suitable for use as a hand-held radiotelephone when such use is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventor: John T. Houlihan
  • Patent number: 5259540
    Abstract: To permit visual monitoring of the owner of a data carrier in the form of a wrist-watch, a photo of the owner is incorporated in the clasp attached to the strap of the data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Skidata Computer Gesellschaft M.b.H.
    Inventors: Wolfram Kocznar, Kurt Wallerstorfer, Gerhard Kiska
  • Patent number: 5251189
    Abstract: A wristwatch radiotelephone having a plurality of substantially rigid members connected end to end in a series. The members are shaped and positioned to allow the members to be arranged in an arcuate array when the apparatus is to be worn on the wrist as a wristwatch, or in a more elongated, substantially straight array when the apparatus is to be used as a hand-held radiotelephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher S. Thorp
  • Patent number: 5228012
    Abstract: A wristwatch radiotelephone has a plurality of arcuate members connected to one another in a series by rotatable connection mechanisms connected between adjacent members in the series. The connection mechanisms allow the arcuate members to be rotated relative to one another so that they either all curve in the same direction (thereby providing a nearly closed C-shaped structure suitable for being worn on the wrist as a wristwatch), or so that alternate members curve in opposite directions (thereby converting the apparatus to a more elongated form suitable for use as a hand-held radiotelephone).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventor: Richard H. Seager
  • Patent number: 5218577
    Abstract: A wristwatch radiotelephone has a plurality of substantially rigid segments connected to one another in a series by adjustable connection mechanisms connected between adjacent segments in the series. The connection mechanisms allow the segments to be arranged either in an annular array when the apparatus is to be worn on the wrist as a wristwatch, or in a more elongated array when the apparatus is to be used a hand-held radiotelephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventor: Richard H. Seager
  • Patent number: 5214623
    Abstract: A combined wristwatch and radiotelephone has a plurality of substantially rigid link members disposed side by side in a series. Adjacent link members in the series are pivotally connected to one another about pivotal axes, all of which are substantially parallel to one another and to the longitudinal axis of the user's wrist when the apparatus is worn as a wristwatch. A main body member, which may contain or include such components as a display and a telephone dialing keypad, is disposed at an intermediate location in the series. An end member is disposed at each end of the series. One end member contains a radiotelephone microphone, and the other end member contains a radiotelephone speaker. A mechanism is associated with the series of link members for causing the link members to pivot relative to one another so that the apparatus can be placed in either a curved wristwatch configuration or a more elongated radiotelephone configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventor: Richard H. Seager
  • Patent number: 5205449
    Abstract: An improved mounting assembly for mounting gauges and devices to a divers forearm. The assembly is comprised of a flexible material with provisions for rigid components to be placed therein. Rigid components provide structural integrity and secure gauges and devices. Gauges and devices may be easily removed, inserted, or exchanged while the unit is not being worn. When worn, the device may not be manipulated in such a manner as to allow gauges and devices to be easily moved. A compass holder (38) and a depth gauge holder (36) are sized to fit a variety of gauges commonly available. A rigid ring (62) with an inside diameter sized to fit specific models of gauges prevents gauges from rotating and popping out of device. Large overhangs comprised of flexible material hold devices conforming to the shape of a typical watch and diver's thermometer. A writing tablet and pencil may be secured to the inside arm of the device and are held in place by means of overhangs (40), friction, and compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Inventor: Stephen T. Davies
  • Patent number: 5020039
    Abstract: A band base of the wrist band is formed with a cavity for receiving therein a switch member. The band base is formed of elastomer or thermoplastic flexible material and is formed or molded integrally with an internal frame of the watch casing. A band cover is disposed on the band base to cover the cavity thereof. The band cover is molded around its periphery with material comparable to that of the band base by means of a metal mold which has a flow pass covering borders between the band cover and the band base. Further, the internal frame connected to the band base is provided with a holding member for holding and fixing the switch member without engagement to the band base itself such that the switch member can be inserted into the cavity of the band base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventor: Takasuke Yokote
  • Patent number: 4847818
    Abstract: An improved wristwatch, radiotelephone comprising a case having a timekeeping circuit a radio transceiver and a display disposed therein, a strap having a pair of strap ends connected to opposite ends of the case and adapted to be connected together for holding the case on a wearer's wrist, a microphone connected to the transceiver, a speaker connected to the transceiver, and an antenna connected to the transceiver and embedded in the strap, wherein the improvement comprises a microphone housing and a speaker housing disposed on the strap and spaced apart a sufficient distance to permit simultaneous use thereof by a user when said strap ends are not connected. Either or both of the speaker housing and microphone housing are disposed on and supported by the terminating end of a strap end and incorporate portions of the clasp. The antenna is provided by coupling through a filter circuit to a pair of audio leads connecting the transceiver to either or both of the speaker and microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventor: Fred Olsen
  • Patent number: 4785981
    Abstract: A watch band, or other jewelry band to be worn around the arm, has, at each end, a receptacle connected to a jewelry piece, such as a watch. Each receptacle has a door which is normally locked and can be selectively opened to expose the interior of a storage compartment such for insertion of a photograph, pills or other medicinals, or the like, which are to be carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Inventor: Harry Rodman
  • Patent number: 4781315
    Abstract: A carrier for releasable attachment to a band includes a hollow housing with side and bottom portions. The side and bottom portions have at least one pair of protuberances integrally formed adjacent the bottom portion on opposite side portions of the hollow housing. Each of the protuberances form, with the corresponding side portions, a channel adapted to receive therein a flexible, elastomeric cable adapted to engage both of the channels formed by the pair of protuberances and to extend across the bottom portion of the housing. The cable is sufficiently flexible to encircle the band to hold both the bottom portion of the housing and the band in a releasable adjacent relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: Erik R. Nordskog
  • Patent number: 4162754
    Abstract: A watchband supporting a watch which provides a pliant and ductile characteristic permitting it to be flexed and maintained between a straight position and a position around a wrist. A ball point pen having a flexible barrel portion is accommodated within the watchband with its point extending from one end of the band. An end cap mounted on the band includes a pivoted knob which can selectively expose or enclose the point of the pen and can provide access to the ballpoint pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Inventor: Charlie Fleming