Separate Spacer Or Positioner Between Wrist And Watch Or Attaching Means Patents (Class 224/171)
  • Patent number: 11937575
    Abstract: Disclosed is a band-type wearable device for a pet which includes: a case having a coupling groove formed so as to open to an outside, and a locking groove concavely formed at an upper side of the coupling groove; a strap of which a distal end is connected to the case, and which is made of a flexible material wrapped around a pet's body and worn on the pet; a fixing bracket which is mounted at the distal end of the strap and includes a sliding coupling portion formed to protrude outward from the distal end of the strap so as to be inserted by sliding into the coupling groove and connect the distal end of the strap to the case; and a locking member coupled to the inner side of the distal end of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: PETPULS LAB INC.
    Inventors: Jungki Park, Jaeseok Jo
  • Patent number: 11832692
    Abstract: An apparatus for positioning between a wristwatch and a user's wrist is provided to aid in modeling wristwatches. The apparatus includes a spacer and a connection means (e.g., a band, a magnet, or the like). The spacer is configured to be positioned between a lower watchband portion of the wristwatch and a lower wrist portion of the user's wrist. The spacer may be resilient and may include an arcuate outer support surface configured to rest against an inner surface of a watchband of the wristwatch. The spacer is held in said position using the connection means. The band is implemented to create a passageway for receiving the user's wrist for holding the apparatus securely around the user's wrist. The apparatus may further include a cover configured to cover at least the spacer for hygienic, aesthetic, and non-slip purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventor: William P. Ortale, IV
  • Patent number: 10736386
    Abstract: A wearable jewelry device is a continuous ring shaped base member including an interior side, an exterior side, and a circumferential channel defined in the exterior side, the channel having a depth and extending annularly around a circumference of the exterior side of the base member; and a continuous annular decorative band removably receivable within the channel of the base member. The decorative band has a thickness that is substantially equal to the depth of the channel such that the decorative band is flush with the exterior side of the base member when the decorative band is received within the channel. The base member and the decorative band are formed from a resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Cody Hutchins, Jeremy Raley
  • Patent number: 10528007
    Abstract: An insert for a watch that enables the wrist watch to be positioned on the forearm of a person such that the main body and face of the wrist watch is disposed adjacent an inner side or edge of the forearm in a convenient line of sight for the person wearing the wrist watch. The insert includes a web and a pair of flanges extending from the web. The insert is designed to be attached to the watch such that the web and flanges form an interface between the wrist watch and a person's forearm for securely stationing the main body and face of the watch on the inner side or edge of the forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: John Luke, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10466650
    Abstract: The present invention is a selectively attachable watch accessory for filling the gap between a watch and/or wristband and a wearer's wrist. The watch accessory also keeps a watch from rotating or sliding along a wearer's wrist without making the wristband unusually tight and also can change the angle of the watch display. The watch accessory can include a wedge pad, a removable bridge strap and a removable wedge pin that secures the accessory to a watch and/or a wristband. The watch accessory allows a user to fill a gap between a watch and/or wristband and a wearer's wrist that is present on many watches to enhance the fit of a watch. This device is useful for traditional watches and smart watches that encourage a user to interact much more with a limb mounted screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Brown
  • Patent number: 9764108
    Abstract: A strap member for use in securing a mask to the head of a patient includes a strap portion formed from a first material. The first material comprises a silicone material. The strap member further includes a breathability enhancing element associated with the strap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Chi Fai Ho, Jerome Matula, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9632534
    Abstract: A cover for a wrist-worn electronic device is provided. The cover includes a housing, a first and a second wrist strap aperture and a display window. The housing is comprised of an elastic material and defines a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the electronic device and includes a first end and a second end opposite of the first end. The first and second wrist strap apertures are disposed at the respective first and second ends of the housing and are each configured to receive a wrist strap of the electronic device. The display window is disposed on a side of the housing between the first and second ends and is configured to allow visibility of a display of the electronic device when the cover is placed on the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Sol-Light, LLC.
    Inventors: William F. Devaney, Phillip Grandinetti, III, David C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9526304
    Abstract: A versatile jewelry includes a semi-rigid or rigid main body defining a circumferential groove having a bottom and sidewalls extending between the bottom and the outer surface. The main body defines first and second opposing end portions with a clearance therebetween. At least one hair accessory having an elasticity is adapted to be disposed in the groove and span the clearance. The main body has a rigidity arranged to distribute pressure from the at least one hair accessory away from the wrist. The elasticity of the at least one hair accessory is arranged to force the at least one hair accessory against the bottom of the groove to secure it within the groove and the at least one hair accessory spanning the clearance is arranged to facilitate disengagement of the at least one hair accessory from the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: AST DESIGN, LLC
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Shireen Maria Thor
  • Patent number: 9516928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a watch strap strip (1) reinforcement (2) intended to be housed in a casing (3) of the strip made from a flexible material, wherein the reinforcement includes a linking element (4) mechanically connecting: an element (10) for fixing the strip to the watch case to an element (9) for fixing the strip to a closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Adrien Catheline, Félix Grasser, Frédéric Oulevey
  • Patent number: 9501043
    Abstract: A flexible portable electronic device capable of generating information includes a flexible body configured to be attached to a part of a user's body, the flexible body including a lower flexible band that gives the flexible portable electronic device thickness and mechanical resistance and an upper flexible band fixed to the lower flexible band, and an electronic assembly to generate information, the electronic assembly being housed between the lower flexible band and the upper flexible band. At least two successive bellows each including at least one fold are separated from each other by a transverse reinforcing element at one location on a length of the lower flexible band. The reinforcing element extends transversely to a longitudinal axis of symmetry of the flexible body and is secured to the lower flexible band. The bellows are configured to compress and relax along the longitudinal axis of symmetry of the flexible body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd.
    Inventors: Pascal Heck, Cedric Nicolas
  • 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: 20130221044
    Abstract: An accessory for a wrist watch is provided and includes a substantially planar lower surface, an end surface, and an upper surface. The substantially planar lower surface is configured for selective attachment to a wrist watch. The end surface extends upwardly from the substantially planar lower surface. The upper surface extends between the substantially planar lower surface and the end surface. The upper surface is configured to conform to a user's wrist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Martin R. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6499875
    Abstract: Looseness in the fit of a wristwatch to the wrist of a user is taken up by affixing a thin spacer to the back of the watch. The spacer is formed from a sheet of thermoplastic material with a pressure sensitive adhesive on a surface thereof, and is affixed to the watch, after cleaning of the watch if necessary, by pressing the pressure sensitive adhesive surface of the spacer against the watch. Spacers are packaged in spaced apart multiples on a display card, with a removable transparent film covering the spacers on the display card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventor: Reginald O. Telly
  • Patent number: 6234668
    Abstract: A holder for securing a timepiece to an article, such as a backpack, tent, bicycle, or ski coat for example. In a preferred embodiment, the holder comprises a base which is securable to a watch case, and a cover to shield the watch case when it is attached to the base. In one embodiment, the watch case is secured to the base by an elastic strap which is of a width and thickness to fit between the pins of the watch case and the body of the watch case. The cover can comprise a flexible band which is movable from an open position to a closed position, and which can be locked in the closed position. Rings may be provided at opposing ends of the base to connect the base to an article. A belt may be fed through the rings to assist in connecting the holder to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Cooper & Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin R. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6179177
    Abstract: A band comprising: a first band member; a connecting ring attached to a left end portion of the first band member; a string attached to a right end portion of the first band member; a clasping fixture; and a hook member connected to the string by the clasping fixture; wherein the clasping fixture comprises first and second clasping rings and a releasing ring. When the band is attached to the wrist, a hook portion of the hook member is hooked to the connecting ring attached to the first band member and the string is pulled, so that the first and second clasping rings clasp the string. Accordingly, it is possible to attach the first band member to the wrist with suitable fitting without slacking. When the band is detached therefrom, by rotating the hook member by the releasing ring, it is possible to easily loosen to release the clasping of the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Hihara, Toru Kasai
  • Patent number: 5838642
    Abstract: A wrist sweatband which includes a sports-type watch removably fastened to the sweatband. In a preferred embodiment the wrist sweatband with watch is characterized by an elastic, typically cotton, sweatband having a pair of pile element strips of a loop-pile fastener sewn thereto and a loop element strip of the loop-pile fastener extends from each pile element strip. The free end of each loop element strip is extended around a corresponding band attachment pin provided on the watch and each loop element strip is then caused to engage the corresponding pile element strip of the loop-pile fastener, to securely and yet removably, attach the watch to the sweatband. In another embodiment the loop element of a loop-pile fastener is provided on the bottom of the watch for engaging the pile element of the loop-pile fastener, sewn to the sweatband. In still another embodiment a female snap is provided on the sweatband for receiving a companion, male snap provided on the bottom of the watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Patricia A. Tully
  • Patent number: 5638342
    Abstract: A watch saddle for providing ventilation and spacing between a user's wrist and a wristwatch.
    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: 5332135
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for protecting an instrument, such as a wrist-mounted time keeping instrument, from damage or loss. Lengths of flexible material are used for shielding the attaching band of the instrument from the surrounding environment. The flexible material is formed into a band to encircle the user's limb using a hook and loop fastener. A channel is formed on the underside of the flexible material to hold the attaching band in place and to seal out containments found in the surrounding environment. The apparatus is used without removing or modifying the existing attaching band of the instrument. A cover hides the instrument and also seals the instrument from the surrounding environment. The cover is a stretchable cover which has an open position allowing easy access to the instrument and a closed position which seals the instrument from the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Inventor: Stephen R. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 5068840
    Abstract: A is particularly useful in a specialized activity, such as piloting an airplane, in which a user's forearm is held vertical and with the radial aspect or "edge" of the wrist oriented toward the user's eyes. The mount is for use with a timepiece or other instrument that has a legible face and controls, with the controls preferably above and below the legible face. The mount includes a relatively rigid, standard-size casing that fits loosely on the radial aspect of the wrist, held by a wristband. Along opposite edges of the casing are inward-directed retaining flanges. A relatively compliant insert pad is secured in the casing, between the flanges. The pad is custom fitted, and preferably individually custom-molded, to conform closely to the radial aspect of a particular individual user's wrist. The casing carries the timepiece or other device on the radial aspect of the wrist, with vertical elements of the legible face parallel to the long dimension of the forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Inventor: John H. Buckner
  • Patent number: 5035000
    Abstract: A cuff of a garment having means for displaying a standard wrist watch on the outer surface of the cuff. In a first embodiment, the cuff is provided with a pair of slit apertures through which a standard watch band is inserted. The watch band is secured around the user's wrist in a conventional manner so that only the face of the watch is exposed on the outer surface of the cuff. In a second embodiment, straps are sewn or otherwise secured to the outer surface of the cuff, which straps are then threaded around the watch band retaining pins of a watch and inserted through slit apertures in the cuff. The straps are then secured to the inner surface of the cuff. In yet a further embodiment, straps are secured to the outer surface of the cuff and then threaded around the watch band retaining pins as above. The free ends of the straps are then secured over the attached ends of the straps on the outer surface of the cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Inventor: Jan H. Matthias