Separate Decorative Means Secured To Attaching Means Patents (Class 224/173)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7654732
    Abstract: A wrist-worn timepiece may have a case, a timing element, a wristband, and a contact element. The timing element is located within the case. The wristband extends outward from the case and defines an aperture. The contact element is secured to the wristband and has an outer portion and a locking portion. The outer portion forms a portion of an exterior surface of the timepiece and is located to contact a wrist of a wearer. The outer portion is also formed of a first material. The locking portion is joined with the outer portion and positioned to contact an edge of the aperture. The locking portion is also formed of a second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Maximillian P. Burton, Hamid Arjomand, Brad N. Clarkson
  • Patent number: 6435709
    Abstract: A wrist device is provided which includes a case body and bands attached to the case body. The wrist device also includes covering portions which cover a portion of the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadao Hirano, Yuji Doi, Masaaki Hirai, Hajime Iguchi
  • Patent number: 6344103
    Abstract: A sublimation decalcomania of the surface of a watch case includes a first step in which the surface of the watch case is provided with a coating before the watch case and a decal-bearing paper are held in a plastic bag. The plastic bag containing the coated watch case and the decal-bearing paper is exhausted of air by a vacuum device. The vacuum bag is then baked in an oven to bring about the sublimation transfer of the decal to the coated surface of the watch case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventors: Hsien-Chang Cheng, Stephen J. Petre
  • Patent number: 6238083
    Abstract: A wrist device comprises a case complete and bands attached to the case complete. The wrist device comprises covering portions formed in the bands. A portion of the case complete is covered with the covering portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadao Hirano, Yuji Doi, Masaaki Hirai, Hajime Iguchi
  • Patent number: 6199730
    Abstract: A wristband or watchband is disclosed having a first band sized for encircling a wearer's wrist, a watch-engaging member and a protective cover for securing over the watch, or other measuring device or ornament, to protect it from exposure or damage. The configuration of the wristband of the present invention facilitates attachment of the wristband to the wearer's wrist and reduces the cost of manufacture in comparison to similar watchbands previously known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Chisco, Inc.
    Inventor: Beirne Chisolm
  • 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: 5762241
    Abstract: A watchband has a flexible outer band with hook-and-loop fasteners (e.g., Velcro) on its inner surface, and a flexible inner band with complementary hook-and-loop fasteners on its outer surface. The fasteners on the inner band removably engage the fasteners on the outer band to fasten the watchband about the wearer's wrist. The outer band includes an outer layer of decorative material, a layer of hook-and-loop fastener material on its inner surface covered by the decorative material, and a thin flexible plastic strip coated with adhesive that bonds the decorative material to the fastener material. This construction permits the outer band to be easily trimmed to a desired length to form a continuous band around the wearer's wrist with the ends of the outer band abutting each other. Similarly, the inner band can be easily trimmed to a desired length so that the outer band substantially conceals the inner band when fastened around the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Sun Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory L. Cross
  • Patent number: 5347498
    Abstract: The links, which are hinged together constituting the bracelet, comprise a core (2) formed from machinable metal and provided with hinges (14), sandwiched between two protection parts (4, 6). The protection parts are maintained in place by at least one stud (10) fixed to one of the protection parts (6) and extending through piercings (12, 13) formed respectively in the core (2) and in the other protection part (4), the stud (10) being retained in said piercings by a swaged rivet head at its distal end (10a). Two lateral portions (8) of one of the protection parts (6) extend opposite the lateral faces of the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Montres Rado S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Loth, Joseph Fray
  • Patent number: 5168480
    Abstract: A wrist-watch accessory comprising a hollow open-ended cylinder and a pair of flat spaced-apart, generally parallel legs protruding from one side of the cylinder in superposed relation. The loop of the wrist band of the watch has an opening in which the cylinder is inserted to surround the push pin retaining the wrist band to the wrist-watch. The outer and inner legs are in contact with the outer and inner faces of the wrist band. A decoration can be applied on the outer leg. Either one of the two legs can bear an identification or medical alert label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Inventor: Louise Dodier
  • Patent number: 4905879
    Abstract: An expandable watchband is described which is both simple and inexpensive to manufacture and simple to use. The watchband includes an outer flattened tubular member of flexible fabric material with one end of the tube folded into itself so that the length of the tube can be adjusted. An elongated strap of flexible elastic material has one end secured to one end of the tube. The other end of the strap passes through the entire length of the tube and out the first end again where it is then adjustably connected to the second end of the tubular member. The watch is connected to the elastic strap between the two ends of the tube. If desired, a trademark, advertising or other printed indicia can be printed on the outer surface of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Inventor: Adrian J. Piccone
  • Patent number: 4855972
    Abstract: A watch case assembly includes male and female latches which correspond respectfully to the male and female latches of a tennis bracelet. In this way the male latch of the tennis bracelet can be connected to the female latch of the watch case while the female latch of the bracelet can be connected to the male latch of the watch case. To avoid an overly long bracelet plus watch case combination, part of the length of the bracelet is wrapped around part of the periphery of the watch case and held to the periphery by a bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Ajco Jewelry Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Eiss
  • 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: 4757926
    Abstract: A decorative sleeve for wrist watchbands is disclosed. The sleeve includes first and second elongated tubular elements, first ends of each of which are interconnected by a short segment of planar elastic material. The sleeve is positioned upon a watch such that substantial portions of each of two watchband segments or straps are enclosed within the tubular elements, with the elastic segment being disposed beneath the rear surface of the watch case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Inventor: Stephen Leo