Attaching Means Tightener Other Than Buckle With Pivoting Tongue Patents (Class 224/176)
  • Patent number: 10925541
    Abstract: A bodily information measurement apparatus includes: a belt for wrapping around a measurement site; a main body arranged at a base end portion in a lengthwise direction of the belt and on which an element that measures bodily information is mounted; and a buckle for joining the base end portion and a leading end portion of the belt such that the belt forms a loop shape. The buckle includes first and second plate frame members, which include, respectively, first and second opening portions that penetrate through the respective members with respect to a plate surface. In a state in which the inner surface of the main body and the first and second plate frame members of the buckle are folded in so as to overlap, the first and second opening portions of the first and second plate frame members, respectively, are continuous in a thickness direction of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Tokko, Masayuki Fukutsuka, Yuma Adachi, Kengo Nishiyama, Sunao Ouchida
  • Patent number: 10754298
    Abstract: Disclosed are a portable apparatus case, a portable apparatus, and a timepiece allowing easy attachment. A timepiece case includes: a case main body, a first bow having a first passage hole and provided on the case main body, a strap one end portion of which is mounted to the first bow and the other end portion of which is passed through the first passage hole, and a fixation member provided on at least one of the first bow and a main portion of the strap extending from the first bow to the first passage hole and detachably connected to the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Kaneko, Teruo Kato, Hideaki Koshoji, Yasunori Hara
  • Patent number: 10703548
    Abstract: A low profile component tie includes a strap having a top and a bottom. The strap is configured to wrap around a component with the bottom facing the component. The strap has sides between the top and the bottom. The strap has teeth disposed along at least one of the sides. The strap extends between a root end and a distal end. A head is provided at the root end of the strap. The head has a channel configured to receive the strap. The head has at least one pawl provided in the channel. The pawl engages at least one of the teeth along the side of the strap to secure the strap in the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas John Swatko, Thomas D. Ratzlaff
  • Patent number: 10463120
    Abstract: A wearable band may be coupled with an electronic device, and a user can secure the electronic device around a body part of the user with an attachment mechanism of the wearable band. The wearable band and/or the attachment mechanism can include an incremental adjustment mechanism. The attachment mechanism can produce an initial fit or tightness when the wearable band is secured around the body part of the user. The incremental adjustment mechanism can be used to incrementally adjust the initial fit of the wearable band on the body part. The incremental adjustment mechanism is configured to allow the user to adjust the fit or tightness of the wearable band around the body part more finely than the attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniele De Iuliis, Ryan C. Perkins, Michael J. Webb
  • Patent number: 10185364
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a body including a plurality of segment members connected to each other to be rotatable, the body being configured to switch to a flat state or a bent state by rotations of the plurality of segment members, a flexible display device supported by the body, a return spring configured to maintain the body in the bent state with an elastic force so that the body returns to the flat state, and a locking unit configured to lock the body at various bent states with different curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-seong Seo, Jin-hyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10159291
    Abstract: A quick fastening and disconnecting buckle fastener system is configured for improved ease of one handed adjustment. For reliable locking, and convenient operation the system incorporates lateral pivoting latches assembled within a receiving enclosure shell having entry and exit openings accommodating a lengthwise semi rigid insertion structure containing lateral opposing ridges. Said ridges cooperate with said latches in a manner allowing ease of continued entry directional movement and securely locking should motion be reversed. Purposeful disconnection is activated thru simultaneous press in of side levers releasing latch locking of insertion structure thereby allowing movement in a reversed direction. Use of aforementioned fastening device removes need for having to re-lace belt thru attachment loops or additional sliding hardware as means of adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jose Luis Ortega
  • Patent number: 9986796
    Abstract: A clasp for a watch bracelet or for a garment belt includes at least two unfolding arms articulated to each other, a first unfolding arm includes a first end attached to a bracelet strand and a second end pivotally articulated to a first end of a second unfolding arm, a second end of the second unfolding arm is traversed by an arbour about which there is articulated a cover with first and second flaps and to which another bracelet strand is attached. The clasp includes a push button fastening system, including at least one push button that controls a bolt pivotally mounted on the cover, the bolt includes a first hook cooperating with a second hook fitted to the first unfolding arm and keeping the second hook locked when the push button is not manually activated, the first hook being kept engaged with the second hook by an elastic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Omega S.A.
    Inventors: Rocco Catanese, Cedric Kaltenrieder, Gregory Kissling
  • Patent number: 9968164
    Abstract: A fastener system comprising a strap incorporating a plurality of teeth and comprising a buckle incorporating a plurality of slots. The strap can be engaged by the buckle such that the strap resists disengagement by a separating force applied generally equally across the width of the strap and the buckle, but will disengage upon application of an asymmetrical force applied proximate either just to the top edge or just to the bottom edge of the buckle and strap. The fastener system can be associated with a cuff or other article so as to releasably maintain two opposing side edges of the cuff in proximity to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: THINLINE, LLC
    Inventor: Evan Michael Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 9781984
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically adjusting the fit of a wearable electronic device are disclosed. In many embodiments, a tensioner associated with a wearable electronic device can control one or more actuators that are mechanically coupled to either the housing or to a band attached to the wearable electronic device. In one example, in response to a signal to increase the tightness of the band, the tensioner can cause the actuator(s) to increase the tension within the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrzej T. Baranski, Serhan O. Isikman, Tyler S. Bushnell, Steven J. Martisauskas, David I. Nazzaro
  • Patent number: 9730509
    Abstract: A strap uniting device for a wearable device is provided. The strap uniting device includes a base, at least one guide protruded from the base, and at least one catching part protruded from the base, and constructed different from the at least one guide, and arranged parallel with the at least one guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Sung Lee, Hee-Cheul Moon
  • Patent number: 9723899
    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 butterfly clasp having a digital display and a circuit board associated with a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Wearatec, LLC
    Inventor: Dilshan Thilina Modaragamage
  • Patent number: 9706932
    Abstract: A cuff for a blood pressure measuring system including a flexible elongate band having a first end and a second end and a sizing mechanism coupled to the band, wherein the sizing mechanism selectively permits relative movement between the first end and the second end of the band to expand and constrict a diameter of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FKA Distributing Co., LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. McCulloch, Jerome Joler, Matthew William Vergin
  • Patent number: 9639057
    Abstract: A watch type mobile terminal includes: a body having a power supply unit, a printed circuit board, and a display unit formed to implement a touch input thereon; a band unit formed to be wearable on a user's wrist by being connected to the body, and formed such that at least part thereof is wound or unwound in the body; and a length control unit configured to implement winding or unwinding of the band unit such that a length of the band unit is controllable in accordance with a user's wrist size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Dawoon Jung
  • Patent number: 9615635
    Abstract: A watchstrap including two separate strap sections, a first section including one or more holes in correspondence to which fastening a second section, to fasten the strap and the watch around a wrist. The strap includes a fastening system with a male part removably fixed to the first section through one of the holes to set a predefined width of the strap, and a female part, fixed on the second section and provided with a receiving seat for snap-engagement of the male part, for an automatic and pre-adjusted fastening of the strap around the wrist, the female part for releasing the male part, to open the strap. Also a fastening system for the strap of a watch and a watch comprising the strap with the corresponding fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Silvano Argiolas
  • Patent number: 9551405
    Abstract: A length adjusting device has a guiding track and a controlling assembly. The guiding track has a guiding structure and a locking structure. The controlling assembly has a connecting base, an engaging body, a switch base, a spring, a switch, and a controlling body. The guiding track is mounted between the connecting base and the engaging body. The engaging body is selectively engaged with the guiding track. The switch is combined with the connecting base and has a switching recess. The spring is mounted between and compressed by the engaging body and the switch base. The switch is selectively engaged in the switching recess. The controlling body is mounted on the switch base and has a gear engaged with the guiding track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Tung-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9498029
    Abstract: In one aspect, the subject matter of the disclosure features a watch band. The watch band includes a strap and a clasp mechanism integrated with an end of the strap. The clasp mechanism includes a concave member defining a channel at the end of the strap and a cover plate. The cover plate is configured to move between (i) a first position in which the cover plate covers the channel, and (ii) a second position in which the cover plate is retracted to leave at least part of the channel uncovered by the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Theodore Schooley, Frank Jay Ziberna, Roger Hsu, Keeline Burdick Wilcox
  • Patent number: 9491991
    Abstract: A watch fastener for fastening a watch strap or band includes a base portion, a first column, and a head portion. The base portion and the head portion lie at opposite ends of the first column and the intersection of a central axis of the first column with a central axis of the base portion is oblique. The first column perpendicularly intersects the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Yu-Jie Rong, Qiao-Zhen Bai, Bo Yang, Er-Li Jia, Jian-Tao Ding, Yan-Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 9380842
    Abstract: A watch band for a watch includes at least two band portions, a latch selectively closing the band portions to secure the watch to a wrist of the user, and a tool assembly formed at the latch. The tool assembly includes one or more of an implement holder that is adapted to hold at least one implement, a fingernail file, a fingernail and thread trimmer, a bottle opener, a cord cutter and/or a screwdriver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel R. Bigelow
  • Patent number: 9110498
    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: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Hans Berlinger, Keeline Burdick Wilcox, Michael Joseph Francisco, Andrew Cole Axley, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 8770830
    Abstract: The invention concerns a strap or bracelet (1) including a first strand (2) and a second strand (3). The second strand (3) is connected to a clasp (1a) that includes a fastening device (13). The fastening device (13) joins the strands (2, 3) to each other. The invention is characterized in that the clasp (1a) further includes a safety device (17) for better joining the first strand (2) to the clasp (1a) by pressing the former onto the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Maamar Boularas
  • Patent number: 8763869
    Abstract: A wrist-wearable device uses a loop keeper to securely keep the wristband at place. The loop keeper includes a first protrusion extending from a first inner surface for engaging with one of a plurality of first eyelets of a first wristband and avoiding the first wristband from falling out of the loop keeper to flap around. The loop keeper also includes a second protrusion extending from a second inner surface for engaging with one of a plurality of second eyelets of a second wristband, which the loop keeper is slidably disposed on, so as to provide ease experience for the user from readjust the keeper every time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Matthieu Gabriel Marie Gerard-Goddet
  • Patent number: 8408436
    Abstract: A wearable device has a carrier having an aperture. A device has a USB connection and a protrusion wherein the protrusion is received in the aperture to connect the device to the carrier. The device is a USB type device having athletic functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Berry, Matt Capozzi, Kevin Lozeau, James Molyneux
  • Patent number: 8001657
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a safety device for a bracelet including a system for adjusting the circumferential length of the bracelet. This system comprises; first and second curvilinear elongated elements, each having a slot and a plurality of notches; a clasp comprising a third curvilinear elongated element having a set of grooves, wherein the grooves receive one of the first or second elongated elements for slidably gliding the elements relative to one another, and a fourth curvilinear elongated element; a button slidably secured in each slot of said first and second curvilinear elongated elements to slidably secure said first and second curvilinear elongated elements together; a set of stop reliefs are provided within said grooves for limiting the sliding motion of the first and second curvilinear elongated elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Giuseppe Giordano
  • Patent number: 6658707
    Abstract: The folding clasp for an interchangeable watch strap comprises at least two arms articulated together and foldable against each other, provided with a fixing device to hold the clasp in closed position. The free end of one (1) of the arms (1, 3) is provided with a securement device for the end of a strap tongue (11) comprising a guide (8) having in cross-section a general U shape, an axle (9) connecting the two lateral wings of the guide (8) and holding members (10) adapted to coact with the upper surface of the tongue (11) of the strap. The free end of the other arm (3) of the clasp is pivoted on a cover (14) with the help of a screw (12), this cover (14) having lateral portions (13) interconnected by an axle (15). The cover (14) of the clasp comprises retaining members (16) adapted to coact with the upper surface of a second tongue (17) of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Conseils et Manufactures VLG SA
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Guyard
  • Patent number: 6505763
    Abstract: A circumferentially continuous arrangement which is to be worn preferably on the wrist has a strap and a hinged closure which serves for changing the circumferential extent of the arrangement. The hinged closure has a central closure part and at least one toggle lever which is connected to the closure part in one end region and has a strap end fastened at its other end region. The collapsible toggle lever, which is connected in each case to the strap end and is circumferentially offset with respect to the central closure part, and the central closure part are designed and connected to one another such that, for the direct transition from the closed state of the hinged closure to the open state, the central closure part has to be moved outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Meliga Habillement Horloger SA
    Inventor: Flavio Rota
  • 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: 6073821
    Abstract: A closed-loop adjustable watch band that includes a main strap member; a first slide loop secured to the first strap member end of the main strap member; a first strap section of the main strap member threaded through the first slide loop; a second slide loop secured to the second strap member end of the main strap member; a second strap section of the main strap member that is closer to the first strap member end than the first strap section threaded through the second slide loop; a first fastener section of hook and pile fastener material provided on the outwardly facing surface of the main strap member and positioned adjacent to the closed securement loop such that the closed securement loop is positioned between the first fastener section and the first strap member end of the main strap member; and a size adjustment strap having a first adjustment strap end secured to the second strap member end of the main strap member and a second adjustment strap end provided with a second fastener section of hook and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventors: Lance Mercer, Mike D. Hollo
  • Patent number: 5927577
    Abstract: An improved extender device for adjusting the length of a watch or bracelet band is provided. The extender element of the invention comprises a body having a width no greater than the distance measured between the sidewalls of the main watch link and shell, a coupling member formed at one end of the body and having a width substantially equal to the width of the shell, and at least one guide element formed at the other end of the body for accommodating a spring-loaded pushpin. The pin is received between the corresponding sidewall openings of the shell as the shell overlies and otherwise receives the body of the extender element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: E. Gluck Corporation
    Inventor: Rafael Braun
  • Patent number: 5647518
    Abstract: The middle of the watch (1) is provided with two lateral protuberances (2, 3) each having a groove (4, 5) intended to receive the pin (6) of a piece of bracelet (7). On the middle (1) is mounted a ring (8) by means similar to that of a rotary rim. The rotary rim (8) is also provided with two lateral protuberances (9, 10) whose shape is complementary to that of the protuberances (2, 3) of the middle (1) in order to lock, and unlock the extremities of the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: BRATEC, Baumgartner & Brancaleoni
    Inventors: Alain Baumgartner, Romolo Brancaleoni
  • Patent number: 5605262
    Abstract: A "C" shaped adjustable watch band having a pair of opposite orientated hooks on opposite arms of the band is provided. The arms of the band may be flexed toward each other and allowed to overlap. Hooks are positioned to allow the simultaneous engagement of apertures provided on the respective overlapping arms. Because the bands attempt to spring back to their original unflexed condition, the hooks are retained within the apertures and the band is securely held together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventor: James R. Bond
  • Patent number: 5522529
    Abstract: A clasp assembly for selectively connecting and disconnecting a pair of bands which define a watch bracelet is described. The clasp assembly includes a male coupling defined by a housing and a depending insert, and a female coupling having an inside wall which defines an opening that is sized to selectively receive the insert of the male coupling. The clasp assembly also includes a pair of tab members which overlie the insert for selectively engaging the female coupling member along the inside wall thereof. The clasp assembly further includes a spring which is operatively connected between the two tab members to enable the user to selectively lock and unlock the insert from the female coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Yurman Design, Inc.
    Inventors: David Yurman, Peter Roth
  • 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: 5425007
    Abstract: A securing band mechanism for snugly and securely wrapping around an object such as a person's wrist comprises: (a) a band; (b) a slotted receiver; and (c) two attaching mechanisms. The band is long enough so that one end of the band can be slid through the slotted receiver and doubled back along the band. The end section can then be sandwiched and attached on both sides between two other portions of the band by connecting matching hook and loop material on the band. Another end of the band can be slid through two slots in the slotted receiver to adjust the size of a closed loop formed by the band. The band can have a catching tab or, alternatively, two ears for preventing the slotted receiver from sliding off the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Inventors: Richard J. Walter, Scott M. Lipsett
  • Patent number: 5215235
    Abstract: A watch band the effective length of which is elongated so that the watch can be worn on a ski glove is disclosed. An end of the band is folded back at a spring loaded pin attached to a case of a watch at one side thereof and connected to the pin. A middle portion of the band is folded back at a connecting link having a slit. The other end of the band is secured to an adjusting link and fixed to a middle portion of the band by a grasping portion provided on the adjusting link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Maekawa, Takashi Masuda, Tomomi Murakami, Masahiko Waki, Takayuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5158219
    Abstract: The middle of the watch (1) is provided with two lateral protuberances (2, 3) each having a groove (4, 5) intended to receive the pin (6) of a piece of bracelet (7). On the middle (1) is mounted a ring (8) by means similar to that of a rotary rim. The rotary rim (8) is also provided with two lateral protuberances (9, 10) whose shape is complementary to that of the protuberances (2, 3) of the middle (1) in order to lock, and unlock the extremities of the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Bratec Baumgartner & Brancaleoni
    Inventors: Alain Baumgartner, Romolo Brancaleoni
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 4855973
    Abstract: A wristband for use with a wristwatch case comprising a first strap and a second strap. One end of each strap is preferably formed integral with the case. The first strap has a plurality of openings, one succeeding another along the length of the first strap. The second strap has a prolonged portion on an end opposite the end connected to the wristwatch case. The prolonged portion or band is intended to pass through one of the openings of the first strap to form a closed loop. A fastening construction is provided for connecting a free end of the prolonged portion which has passed through the opening 6 with a fastener associated with the second strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: C & KN Hobby Design S.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Crocco
  • Patent number: 4748604
    Abstract: An articulated device, consists of three parts (2, 5, 6), for permitting to wear or take off a wrist-watch (1) connected to a strap (7), of a sole length. The first part (2) of this device is so shaped as to receive and partially protect the watch (1). Said part (2) is formed by two parts (3, 4). The part (3) shaped as an annular frame is hinged, at one of its ends, to the intermediate part (5), which at its other end is pivotally connected, to the part (6), so that the parts (5, 6) can rotate in opposite directions to each other. The part (6), at one of its ends is hinged to the end portion (7b) of the strap (7), while the other end (7a) of this latter is hinged to the opposite end of the part (3). The hinge axes (x--x, y--y, w--w, z--z) of the parts (2, 5, 6) are parallel to each other. The articulated device comprises a spring locking means (15 to 22) including a manually controllable releasing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Class S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pierre Lambert
  • Patent number: 4358924
    Abstract: Chain with toggle fastener, in which the toggle is developed as a hollow rail in which the end of the chain is pivotally connected and the free cross section of which corresponds essentially to the cross sectional area of the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Inventor: Ernst Jung
  • Patent number: 4280257
    Abstract: An improved clasp is provided for an adjustable watch band having overlapping strands, each comprising transversely abutting links, to releasably connect the strands together on the wrist of the wearer. The clasp includes a decorative cover member attached to the free end of the first strand with the cover member having one or more transversely oriented, preferably C-shaped hooks projecting therefrom to effect releasable engagement around links of the second strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew T. Kostanecki