Fingers Gripping Watchcase At Spaced Points On Periphery Thereof Patents (Class 224/169)
  • Patent number: 10895846
    Abstract: A wristwatch is described, including a middle having a side wall, defining a median plane and further having attachment members for securing respective first and second ends of a strap to the middle, and a cover capable of pivoting, relative to the middle, between a first closed position in which the ends of the strap are locked onto the middle, and a second open position in which the ends of the strap are free to be separated from the middle. The cover is arranged so as pivot about a rotational axis parallel to the median plane, each attachment member including a hole provided in the side wall and intended for receiving the corresponding end of the strap by insertion in a direction substantially parallel to the median plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Pascal Raffy
  • Patent number: 10537134
    Abstract: A portable aspiration device includes an aspiration member and a bracelet member. The bracelet member includes a wristband, a base, and a locking structure. The base includes a receiving room for receiving the aspiration member and an accommodating room in communication with the receiving room. The wristband is fixed to the base and sleeve on a hand bowl to conveniently carry the aspiration member. The locking structure is accommodated in the accommodating room to lock the aspiration member, and includes a locking portion, a resetting portion, and a switching portion. The locking portion is inserted into the socket to lock the aspiration member in the base. The switching portion is pressed to drive the locking portion to disengage from the socket so that the aspiration member may be taken out from the base. The resetting portion is adapted to reset the locking portion and the switching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Yucheng Xiao
  • Patent number: 10004304
    Abstract: The present invention is a band including a band main body and a band coupling member which is attached to an end portion of the band main body and a band attachment section of an attachment target member corresponding to the end portion of the band main body, in which the band coupling member has a structure where a plurality of component pieces are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the band main body and fixed to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miho Nagahara, Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9004329
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a main body, a housing, and two connection elements fixed to the housing. The connection element includes a body and at least one elastic protrusion protruding from one side of the body. When mounting the main body to the housing, the elastic protrusion of the connection element is deformed to generate elastic force to fix the main body to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fang-Keng Hsieh, Yi-Ping Zhou
  • Patent number: 7832605
    Abstract: A strap-type watch band construction is fabricated from a blank. The blank includes three sections. A first section is folded over forming a double layer portion that is stitched and secures a buckle and a keeper and supports a watch casing, which is preferably slidably supported thereon. A second section is a single layer of the blank, extends from the first section, and includes apertures therethrough for receiving the buckle. A third section extends from the second section and is folded over to form a tip portion. The third section improves gripping and facilitates insertion of the tip portion through the buckle and the keeper. The single layer construction of the second section facilitates putting the watch band construction on the wrist as it is flexible and tends to form around the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Michael H Bertucci
  • Patent number: 7703974
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device enabling reversibility and interchangeability of an object, such as a watch and a wrist watch, comprising at least one reversible and interchangeable element (110, 111) including a cavity (120, 121) and a removable projecting fixing element (203) integral with the bracelet or other support to be inserted axially parallel or not and to be moved in parallel with the element to the cavity (120, 121) up to a stop position and brought by rotation into its fixing position. The removable fixing element (203) can be made in different embodiments desired by a user. The device comprises a cavity in the middles (110, 111) wherein is housed the base (210) of a pivot (211) of the removable fixing element (203) which is integral with one end of the bracelet (204), whereby a rotational motion is imparted to a watch case (100, 104) and to its bracelet (204), independently of each other, so as to provide a watch with interchangeable double dial and a double-sided bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Eric Bouille
  • Patent number: 6944985
    Abstract: An information bracelet for protectively storing information related to an individual wearing the bracelet includes a bracelet body having a cavity defined therein. The cavity can be configured to store and protect an information-bearing medium on which the information related to the individual can be disposed. A strap assembly can also be provided and includes a strap member and a pair of clasps. The pair of clasps can be coupled to opposite ends of the strap member and can be directly coupleable to opposite ends of the bracelet body. The clasps can be configured to facilitate removable coupling of the strap assembly to the bracelet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Marie T. Fishman
  • Patent number: 6712501
    Abstract: Each wristband strand (10, 20) includes at least two studs (12, 14, . . . ) extending perpendicularly to the inner surface of said strand and is each pierced in its median part by a hole (12a, 14a, . . . ) of parallel axis to the strand, each side of the middle part includes recesses (15, 17, . . . ), complementary to the studs including through passages (15a, 17a, . . . ) on the back cover side and blind holes on the crystal side. The studs are fitted into recesses, and locked with U shaped parts (18,28) engaged on the back side cover through the through passages, the holes of the studs and the blind hole. If one desires, this assembly enables a portion of the middle part located at 6 o'clock and/or 12 o'clock to be left entirely free of any attaching means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventors: Stéphane Kinkio, Steeve Gerber, Clément Meyrat
  • Patent number: 6176612
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for attaching a wristlet (1) to a watchcase including a middle part (2) fitted with a pair of attachment horns (2e) for the wristlet (1), this device allowing instantaneous attaching and detaching of a strand of the wristlet (1) to the middle part (2) without using a tool and without any particular knowledge or visual inspection, characterized in that one of the ends of the wristlet is attached to a plate (4) including two pairs of catches (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d) arranged respectively along the longitudinal edges of the plate (4), and co-operating with two pairs of grooves (2a, 2b, 2c, 2d) provided in lateral faces of the horns (2e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Omega SA
    Inventor: G{acute over (e)}rard Chagnoux
  • Patent number: 4856687
    Abstract: A structure comprising a watch case; a pair of lugs each extending from one of the sides of the watch case and being provided with a threaded hole; a band; a pair of cone point screws; a connector secured to the underside of an end portion of the band, the connector being bent into a U-shape to define a base wall and a pair of side walls, the side walls being provided with a pair of attachment openings, the band being closely attached to the watch case by placing the end portion of the band on the top surfaces of the lugs and tightening the cone point screws respectively into the threaded holes of the side lugs so that the cone points engage with the pair of attachment openings provided in the connector; and a bend preventing member comprising a bending wall extending from the base wall of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hichihiro Iwamura, Eiichi Kitabayashi