Multiple Ply Strap Patents (Class 224/178)
  • Patent number: 10271792
    Abstract: A biological information measuring apparatus (measuring apparatus) includes a band which fixes a case unit to a living body. The band is provided with a recessed groove part on a side facing the living body. The groove part has a depth of 1020 ?m or more and 1140 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10037642
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CARNIVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Patent number: 10031483
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided. The wearable device includes a first strap portion attached or detached from a body portion and provided to allow the body portion to be worn on a human body, a second strap portion provided in the body portion to be exchanged with the first strap portion, electrically connected to the body portion, and having at least one member to provide a signal generated from the members to the body portion, and a connecting portion electrically connecting the body portion with the first strap portion or electrically connecting the body portion with the second strap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Seong Seo, Dong-Churl Kim
  • Patent number: 9734477
    Abstract: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron B. Weast, Jamian R. Cobbett, Kwamina Crankson, Brian Kash, Lola Oyibo, Edward Stephen Lowe, Jr., Marco Micheletti, Bert Buxton, Demi Raven, Kris Henderson, James Zipperer, Nikolaus Adrian Wittenstein, James Bielman, Kate Cummings, Jake Sprouse, J. Gerson Goldberg, Robert A. Riccomini, Michael C. Makay
  • Patent number: 8960510
    Abstract: A watch band is provided which provides a retention assembly for securing excess material of the watch band after the watch band has been secured. The watch band has first and second end portions. The first end portion has a plurality of aperture provided therethrough. The second end portion has a buckle, which has a prong, secured thereto at a free end thereof. The second end portion further has a keeper secured thereto distal from the free end thereof. The retention assembly has first and second portions which are configured to interlock with one another. The first portion of the retention assembly is associated with the second end portion proximate the keeper, and the second portion of the retention assembly is associated with the first end portion between the plurality of apertures and a free end of the first end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: MH Bertucci, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Bertucci
  • 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: 7275667
    Abstract: The present invention provides a watch band construction which includes a top layer, a bottom layer and an insert. The top and bottom layers each have an aperture provided proximate to the tip ends thereof. The insert is positioned between the top and bottom layers within the apertures and is stitched to the top and bottom layers to secure the insert between the top and bottom layers. The insert provides the tip for the watch band, as well as the holes through which the buckle prong extends. The tip may be formed with raised portions and the holes may be formed with angled walls at the bottom of the insert. The insert is formed with a curve bias along both a length and width thereof. The insert is formed of a sturdy material, such as resin, such that it is durable and long lasting in the areas of high wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: Michael H. Bertucci
  • Publication number: 20040245299
    Abstract: The present invention provides a watch band construction which includes a top layer, a bottom layer and an insert. The top and bottom layers each have an aperture provided proximate to the tip ends thereof. The insert is positioned between the top and bottom layers within the apertures and is stitched to the top and bottom layers to secure the insert between the top and bottom layers. The insert provides the tip for the watch band, as well as the holes through which the buckle prong extends. The tip may be formed with raised portions and the holes may be formed with angled walls at the bottom of the insert. The insert is formed with a curve bias along both a length and width thereof. The insert is formed of a sturdy material, such as resin, such that it is durable and long lasting in the areas of high wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Michael H. Bertucci
  • 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: 6276580
    Abstract: A band which can be changed easily and speedily comprises a first band member to which a case is attached detachably, a second band member disposed to overlap on the first band member, and a loop into which the second band member and a right end portion of the first band member are inserted to overlap each other to secure the right end portion of the first band member to the second band member detachably. By pulling out the right end portion of the first band member from the loop, the right end portion of the first band member can be detached from the second band member. By inserting the right end portion of the first band member and the second band member into the loop to overlap each other, the right end portion of the first band member can be attached to the second band member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Kitahara, Osami Yamazaki, Masahiko Iiyoshi, Hiroki Nishiyama
  • 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: 6050463
    Abstract: An elongated band, suitable for use as a watch strap, belt, head band or luggage strap, is fabricated from a plurality of individual overlapping, and optionally interlocking, segments of leather, or leather-like material that are bonded together to form an upper or outer layer, which is in turn bonded to a conventional backing material, such as a band substrate. The assembled and finished band can be tooled to provide distinctive surface configurations of striking ornamental appearance; alternative configurations of the overlapping segments resemble metal expansion bands for wrist watches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Norman M. Morris Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. De Bono, Francisco Monge-Arias
  • Patent number: 5930873
    Abstract: A system for attaching a wristlet to a watch case (15) comprises at least one pin (45), which is situated in a cylindrical housing (45A) of a flexible resilient film (30), made of a plastic material or rubber, and at least one link (25) for attaching the wristlet to the watch case.The connection between the watch case and the wristlet is achieved as a result of the presence of the film (30) which is inserted in openings, provided within the attaching link (25) and the other links of the wristlet.The cylindrical housing (45A) comprises a series of hollow extensions (48), communicating with said housing, so that the coupling of a plastic element, such as the film (30), with the attaching link (25) made of metal has the effect of increasing the traction resistance of the wristlet with respect to the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Lascor S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paul Julian Wyser
  • 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: 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: 5742256
    Abstract: A wristband for a wrist-mountable type electronic device comprises two wristband segments each including an outer layer member, an inner layer member and an antenna strip made of an electrically conductive member sandwiched between these members. The outer layer member is made of an ornamental material such as leather, while the inner layer member is made of urethane. The inner layer member includes extended portions which extend beyond the edges of the electrically conductive member to cover laterally the side edges of the outer layer member. The inner layer member also has a recess formed at its outer surface continuously extending along the longitudinal direction of the wristband. According to the present invention, the appearance of the wristband is improved, and the feel of the wristband is enhanced when it is mounted. Further, durability of the wristband is also improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Teruhiko Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 5630329
    Abstract: A wristwatch bracelet segment includes a core and decorative elements mounted thereon in longitudinally spaced relationship. The core comprises first and second flexible core elements. The first core element is elastically stretchable and includes longitudinally spaced enlargements that define recesses therebetween. The decorative elements are mounted in respective recesses. The second core element is somewhat stiffer than the first core element and is installed through a longitudinal passage formed in the first core element. The first core element is stretched longitudinally to reduce its cross-sectional shape in order to enable the decorative elements (preferably of tubular shape) to be slid onto the first core element. The ends of the second core element are configured to receive connecting pins for connecting a clasp to the bracelet segment, and connecting the bracelet segment to a wristwatch casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Junghans Uhren GmbH
    Inventors: Scott Lauffer, Pieter Kuschel
  • Patent number: 5212966
    Abstract: A resin band is formed by molding a first resin member by injection molding to cover a net member excluding its periphery, and by molding a second resin member by injection molding to cover a periphery of the net member exposed from the first resin member. In the resin band formed in this manner, the adhesion strength of the first and second resin members is increased by the net member, and the resin band can be colored in two colors by changing the colors of the first and second resin members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Minami
  • Patent number: 5176301
    Abstract: An elongate wrist band segment has a top row of links overlying a bottom row of links. U-shaped staples connect the links of the top row to the links of the bottom, and springs housed in the links coact with the staples to resiliently accommodate longitudinal expansion and contraction of the band segment. An elongate non-expansible element is received between the top and bottom rows of links and serves to resist longitudinal expansion of the band segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen F. Bert
  • Patent number: 5060834
    Abstract: A wristlet e.g. for watches in which, to avoid soiling, an outer layer of a fluorinated polymer material is adhered to a band of a non-fluorinated thermoplastic material which forms the body of the wristlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: ETA SA Fabriques d'Ebauches
    Inventors: Jacques Cognard, Claude Ganguillet
  • Patent number: 4862436
    Abstract: A watch and strap combination in which the strap is essentially constituted by an elongate rectangular strip of paper material of weight between 150 and 350 g/m.sup.2, carrying printed matter under an optional PVC lamination. Means for fastening together the strap ends may include a double-sided adhesive patch or a touch-and-close fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Harilela Bob Limited
    Inventor: Mangharam J. Harilela
  • Patent number: 4821532
    Abstract: A bracelet includes a core of non-extensible flexible material and a plurality of covering elements surrounding the core, each covering element comprising an upper and a lower part assembled to one another. Regular gaps are arranged between the covering elements in which the flexible core is visible. The upper and lower parts are formed of elastic material, in particular steel, and snap fastened to one another. They conform in a manner so as to be assembled or separated without there resulting therefrom any permanent deformation thereof. The bracelet may be fastened to a watch and a clasp and may easily be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Montres Rado, S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard Jaques, Francis Chatelain
  • Patent number: 4779249
    Abstract: An immersible and disposable decorative wristwatch includes at least one watch strap that can be selectively joined at its ends and fitted over the wearer's wrist, and watch works of the quartz oscillator type, run by a battery. The watch strap is laminated and consists of a first ply made of a flexible and waterproof thermoplastic material, and a second ply placed over the first ply, which is also made of a flexible and waterproof thermoplastic material that is transparent over at least a portion of its surface. The second ply is disposed adjacent to the first ply and laminated thereto by means of thermoplastic welds which define at least one hollow hermetically sealed chamber, arranged between the ends of the set of plies so assembled. The watch works are housed within the chamber with the portion of same indicating the time facing the transparent portion of the second ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Sun S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marcelo Rappaport
  • Patent number: 4760714
    Abstract: The fancy artefact described has a band (1) made of a first thermoplastic plastic material and a clasp (4) which is solid with the band and which is made of a second thermoplastic plastic material which may have a melting temperature greater than that of the first plastic material. One such artefact may be a wristlet having a pair of bands, the clasp being provided on the free end of one band and being fastenable to the free end of the other band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Assignee: ETA SA Fabriques d'Ebauches
    Inventors: Elmar Mock, Jean-Marie Hotz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 4700874
    Abstract: The fancy artefact described has a band (3,4) comprising a core portion (5) made of a first thermoplastic plastic material and decorative portions (6) surrounding the core portion (5) over part of its length. The decorative portions (6) are solid with the core portion (5) and are made of a second thermoplastic plastic material which may have a melting temperature equal to or greater than the melting temperature of the first plastic material. One such artefact may be a wristlet having a pair of bands (3,4) secured to the opposite ends of a watch case (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Assignee: ETA S.A. Fabriques d'Ebauches
    Inventors: Elmar Mock, Jean-Marie Hotz
  • Patent number: 4645102
    Abstract: This invention comprises an assembly between a thin substrate and a housing removably attached thereto.The textile or the other thin material constituting the substrate comprises a ring (6) set to the periphery of a circular aperture cut beforehand into the substrate at a predetermined location, the housing having a circular bottom introduced in the ring, and the housing and the ring being provided with fixing elements which cooperate to achieve a removable fixation of the housing to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Samel, S.A.
    Inventor: Francois Proellochs
  • Patent number: 4513896
    Abstract: A belt or strap consists of face material 1 and lining 2, both of which consist particularly of leather and are interconnected by an elastic layer 3. The longitudinal edges 4, 6 of the face material and/or lining are laterally bent and extend over part of the longitudinal edge 5 of the belt or strap. The material of the elastic layer 3 extends from the underside (in case of leather from the flesh side) into the face material and lining and extends as far as to the outermost portions 7 of the longitudinal edges 5 of the belt or strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: Hermann Hirsch Leder- und Kunststoffwarenfabrik
    Inventor: Hermann Hirsch
  • Patent number: 4458478
    Abstract: Extensible metal assembly, for example bracelet or ring, comprising link members (1) and connecting members (2). Each link member has at its center a cavity (3) which goes right through in the longitudinal direction of the bracelet. The side walls of said cavity have each two holes (4). The connecting member is formed by a flattened tubular envelope. In this envelope there is provided a spring (6) having four S-shaped arms. The ends of those arms form studs (5) which project by pairs on either side of the tube. The tube has a width slightly smaller than that of the cavity (3). The connecting member is arranged on the side of the cavity (3), in the same plan as the rigid element, and pushed into the cavity. Upon passing, two of the studs (5) slide against the edges (8), are retracted into the opening (7) of the tube, and expand into the holes (4), fixing the members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Inventor: Jean M. North
  • Patent number: 4457460
    Abstract: A wristwatch strap of leather or the like has a continuous non-porous barrier layer on the surfaces of the strap that contact the wrist of the wearer. The barrier layer consists of metal particles such as aluminum, noble metal or silver, having a particle size of 150 to 500 microns, preferably 200 to 350 microns, embedded in a matrix which consists of a synthetic resin. The barrier layer is effective to prevent the transfer of allergens and irritants from the material of the wristwatch strap, to the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignee: Hermann Hirsch Leder- und Kunststoffwarenfabrik
    Inventors: Hermann Hirsch, Reinhart Jarisch
  • Patent number: 4197968
    Abstract: A watchband is formed of two contiguous strips, an outer nonmetallic strip, normally of a synthetic resin, and an inner metal strip. The metal strip is formed with an array of throughgoing perforations over substantially all of its surface and the nonmetallic strip is formed with a multiplicity of bosses each projecting through a respective perforation and extending beyond the inner face of the metal strip so that the band will rest via these bosses against the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Braun AG
    Inventors: Roland Ullmann, Klaus Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 4183986
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making a laminated thermoplastic sheet from which can be cut one or more embossed straps having a loop at least at one end for receiving the cross-pin of a watch, buckle or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventor: Matthias Blaetterlein