Article Holder Attachable To Apparel Or Body Patents (Class 24/3.1)
  • Patent number: 10924641
    Abstract: Video recording and/or streaming apparatuses (e.g., devices, systems, etc.) and methods of recording and/or streaming video. In particular, described herein are video recording and/or streaming medallion devices. These apparatuses may be worn, for example around a user's neck, and may therefore include a lanyard. Alternatively or additionally, these apparatuses may be handheld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Piekarski, Robert J. Pera, Jonathan Ngai, Xu Fan, Xinfu Qiu, Jim Milner, Edward Crawford, Tsung Hwa Yang, Yupeng Qiu, Aleksejs Vingovatovs, Te-Ho Chen, James Krause
  • Patent number: 10433634
    Abstract: A mount assembly for a wearable device including a flexible disc containing a rare-earth magnet for positioning on the outside of the user's clothing, a flexible disc containing a ferromagnetic material (either magnetized or non-magnetized) for positioning on the inside of the user's clothing in magnetic engagement with the first disc, and (attached to, or configured to be affixed to, a wearable device) a curved connector made of a non-magnetized ferromagnetic material for magnetic engagement with the first disc at a desired angle and rotation so as to provide user-selected directional control and ready mounting and demounting of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GoNoGo Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Josh MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9851759
    Abstract: The description relates to devices, such as computing devices that have hinged portions. One example can include a first portion and a second portion. This example can also include a flexible multi-pivot hinge cover assembly rotatably securing the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Errol Mark Tazbaz, Avi Hecht, James Alec Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9655408
    Abstract: A charm attachment for a shoe heel to removably attach at least one charm to a rear side of a shoe heel including a cylindrical anchor member and V-shaped pairs of barbs to secure the anchor member onto the shoe heel. A charm engagement member of the anchor member disposed on the rearward end is configured to retain at least one charm on the central body proximal the shoe heel and is spiral shaped to prevent slippage of each charm from the anchor member and to provide a grip by which to insert the anchor member into the shoe heel. A stopper member, which is disposed on the central body between the at least one charm disposed on the central body and one of the pair of barbs most proximal the rearward end, allows the anchor member to be inserted only to the stopper member's location on the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Tia L. Marti
  • Patent number: 9377161
    Abstract: A bracket orients and/or supports a guest object from a host structure that includes one or more sheets that may overlap. The sheets may include a fastener. For example, a bracket may orient a video camera/recorder supported by an article of clothing worn by a law enforcement officer. The bracket bears at least part of the weight of the object and maintains an orientation of the object. Friction between the bracket and one or more of the host sheets may resist movement of the bracket with respect to the sheet. The bracket may be installed by passing a portion of the bracket through an orifice of the sheet. When used with an overlapping arrangement of two sheet edges, friction between the bracket and each sheet edge may resist movement of the bracket with respect to each sheet edge. Consequently, the bracket may further serve to mechanically couple the two sheet edges, align, and/or maintain the alignment of the two sheet edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Hanchett, James A. Bertin, John W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9027212
    Abstract: A device clip includes a first jaw member, and a second jaw member having fixed end pivotally connected to one end of the first jaw member and a free end provided with a rod member that is movable along the major axis of the second jaw member by an external force and can return to its former position when the external force disappears. Thus, the other end of the first jaw member is detachably lockable to the rod member at the free end of the second jaw member for enabling the device clip to conveniently and steadily link two objects together, for example, to link a camera bag to a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Race Wu
  • Publication number: 20150040284
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement for the detachable fastening of an accessory object to an item of clothing having at least one seam and a hook, which is fastened to the item of clothing, wherein the hook has a receiving section for an accessory object and a fastening section having at least one limb, which is guided in or through at least one stitch of a seam
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Melissa BURGARD
  • Publication number: 20150013111
    Abstract: One embodiment of a rigid fixture for coupling one or more transducers to the center upper back of the human body. The left contact area (10) and right contact area (11) are curved surfaces designed to ergonomically fit against the trapezius muscle groups. The contact areas (10) and (11) may optionally be covered with a cushioning pads (31). Between the contact areas (10) and (11) is a center section spaced away from the spine (12) that is not in contact with the human body. One or more transducers (30) are attached or incorporated into the center section (12), which may be facilitated by transducer attach points (21). The entire fixture can be fastened to straps, belts, harnesses, backpacks, clothing, or seats by the attach points (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Joseph White
  • Publication number: 20150013113
    Abstract: An attachment assembly comprises a removable member and an attachment member. The removable member comprises a first coupling member and the attachment member comprises a second coupling member. At least one of the first coupling member and the second coupling member comprises a ferromagnetic material such that the first coupling member magnetically couples to the second coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: GEEK WRAPS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Calman, Kathryn S. Calman
  • Publication number: 20150013112
    Abstract: An ear hook assembly (401) is provided. The ear hook assembly (401) includes a device hook engagement component (405), an ear hook engagement component (406), and a retention sleeve (404). The retention sleeve can include comprising at least one protuberance (1207) extending into the retention sleeve toward an engagement axis (408) of the assembly. One of the device hook engagement component or the ear hook engagement component can include at least two retention sleeve friction engagement components (409,410) radially separated by a cantilevered protuberance engagement component (901) about the engagement axis. The cantilevered protuberance engagement component can include a distal end (1002) biased against the protuberance to retain the device hook engagement component and the ear hook engagement component together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Peng Jiang, Ryan P. Rye
  • Patent number: 8918963
    Abstract: A device for reversible connection between a casing for lead weights and a corresponding pocket of a diving jacket is described. The device has an elastically insertable and releasable buckle with a male part connected to the casing through a rigid plate and with a sheath, acting as the female part of the buckle, connected to the pocket of the jacket. The rigid plate presents lateral guide ribbings, suitable for facilitating insertion of the male part of the buckle in the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cressi-Sub S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto Godoy
  • Patent number: 8857681
    Abstract: A load carriage connector and system for rapid mounting and demounting of a user-carried load. The connector utilizes two mating halves comprising a male connector half and a female connector half. The connector is configured to allow mating under various angles of approach, allowing the user to reliably couple the system even under conditions in which the user is unable to view the orientation of the connectors. Additionally, the configuration of the connector system allows the user to quickly and efficiently decouple the connector halves, even while under tensile or shear load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Gregory M. Burnett, Michael R. Sedillo
  • Publication number: 20140237796
    Abstract: An article of functional jewelry includes a magnetically responsive substrate with front and back surfaces, a bend dividing the substrate into first and second substantially planar regions, and a holding device. A magnet holds the article in position by sandwiching a piece of fabric between the magnet and the substrate. The holding device may include an aperture penetrating the first region forming a loop that supports an object such as a pair of eyeglasses or a scarf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Kathleen S. Durocher
  • Patent number: 8806723
    Abstract: A twist tie device has an elongated piece of shape-retaining deformable material. A cover covers the shape-retaining deformable material along the length of the elongated piece. The cover has a bond between the elongated piece and the cover. The bond between the cover and the elongated piece is along the entire interior surface of the cover. An outer cover may be bonded to the cover. The outer cover may have a gripping surface and a non-gripping surface. The gripping surface will provide more grip for the twist tie device when it is wrapped around itself, and the gripping surface will provide more grip when it is wrapped around objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Martinson, Richard N. Case, Bowden Ormsbee
  • Publication number: 20140215859
    Abstract: A charm holder device for attaching charms to a shoe is shown and described. The charm holder device allows a charm to be selectively attached to and detached from the shoe. A charm keeper is attached to the decorative body for attaching charms. In some of the described examples, the charm holder device is placed between the heel of the shoe and a ground-contacting portion of the shoe's sole such that the charm holder and the charm are spaced apart from the ground-contacting portion of the sole in a direction perpendicular to the ground-contacting portion of the sole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Susan Leo
  • Patent number: 8782910
    Abstract: An inventive device to aid mobility-limited users of gasoline-powered handheld tools while crank-starting of same is disclosed. In particular, the invention is a tethering device to prevent a tool such as a chainsaw from jumping or kicking back when crank-started by an operator with limited bodily mobility, particularly of the back, preventing placing of the tool on the ground for crank-starting. The inventive tethering device allows the operator to remain upright while safely cranking the on-board engine. The inventive device comprises an elongated tether member having first and second ends, a foot placement member for placement of the operator's foot to secure the device and restrain its movement, affixed to the first end and an attachment means for attaching the tether to a chainsaw, affixed to the second end of the elongated tether member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne E. Lofton, Linda C. Lofton
  • Patent number: 8783141
    Abstract: A folding knife with retractable pocket clip that moves in an arc between retracted and deployed positions generally within the same pivot plane as a pivotally folding blade and whose movement between retracted and deployed positions is coordinated through direct contact with the blade so that the clip is automatically deployed for use as the blade is pivoted into a storage position and automatically retracted when the blade is pivoted to a position for use. The pocket clip is configured to be uniquely sheltered from snagging hazards and to secure the folding knife to a pocket by means of a unique retentive characteristic resulting from localized tension advantageously generated along the pocket edge and maintained by compression exerted upon the body of the knife as it rests within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Caswell
  • Patent number: 8780553
    Abstract: A cradle locks a mobile unit (MU) therein with a single insertion process. The cradle includes a cup shaped to receive a first portion of the MU. The cradle includes a backing portion including a first end coupled to the cup portion. The cradle includes a hoop portion movably coupled to a second end of the backing portion for movement between a securing position and a receiving position, the hoop being biased toward the securing position. The cradle includes a latch releasably securing the hoop portion in the receiving position. The cradle includes a plunger extending out of the backing portion in a first direction so that, when engaged by the MU, the plunger is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction moving the latch to release the hoop portion so that the hoop portion moves under its bias into the securing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Palmer, Michael Astanovsky, Ariel Rotman
  • Patent number: 8779295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a partition post used on a printed circuit board, which comprises an insulation post member and an electric conductive spring. The top and the bottom of the insulation post member are respectively and protrudingly installed with an upper and a lower connection rings, and the bottom surface of the lower connection ring is longitudinally extended with an arrow-shaped elastic buckle claw; the electric conductive spring is sleeved on the insulation post member, the top and the bottom thereof are respectively installed with an upper and a lower guide parts composed of plural spiral rings and at the locations corresponding to the upper and the lower connection rings; so static electricity and/or noise signal generated by each electric component on the printed circuit board can be transmitted through the electric conductive spring to the electric conductive member and thereby providing a grounding effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kang Yang Hardware Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Li Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20140165338
    Abstract: A system for holding a headset cord comprises a female side, a male side that releasably couples to the female side and a first groove that receives and releasably holds a cord. In some embodiments, the male side comprises a cover which removably couples to a surface of the male side to cover the headset cord when it is placed into the first groove. In some embodiments, the male side couples to an interior of the female side. Alternatively, the male side is able to couple to an exterior of the female side. In some embodiments, the first groove has a diameter that is less than or approximately equal to 2 mm. In some embodiments, the female side is integrally formed within a closure mechanism that releasably couples a first portion of an article to a second portion of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Snik LLC
    Inventor: Rob Honeycutt
  • Publication number: 20140109345
    Abstract: A retention system for equipment includes a base plate assembly and an adapter assembly securable to the equipment. The adapter assembly interface includes a locking recess The base plate assembly includes a base plate and an adapter assembly guide adjacent the base plate tier receiving the interface therein thereby coupling the adapter assembly with the base plate assembly. The base plate assembly further includes a locking mechanism movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The locking mechanism in the engaged position engages the locking recess of the interface, thereby locking the adapter assembly with the base plate assembly. The locking mechanism in the disengaged position disengages from the locking recess of the interface, thereby unlocking the adapter assembly from the base plate assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Toby J. Melville
  • Patent number: 8695170
    Abstract: A system for holding a headset cord comprises a female side, a male side that releasably couples to the female side and a first groove that receives and releasably holds a cord. In some embodiments, the male side comprises a cover which removably couples to a surface of the male side to cover the headset cord when it is placed into the first groove. In some embodiments, the male side couples to an interior of the female side. Alternatively, the male side is able to couple to an exterior of the female side. In some embodiments, the first groove has a diameter that is less than or approximately equal to 2 mm. In some embodiments, the female side is integrally formed within a closure mechanism that releasably couples a first portion of an article to a second portion of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Snik LLC
    Inventor: Rob Honeycutt
  • Patent number: 8691382
    Abstract: A fastener and a method of making and using the fastener is provided in which the fastener includes a base having a top portion and a bottom portion. The bottom portion includes an adhesive layer portion. An elongated pliable core member is coupled to the base, with the core member having first and second ends, with at least the first end extending beyond an edge of the base. In another embodiment the base is configured to define a plurality of notches, with each notch configured to define an apex proximate the center of the base and extending with the edges toward an edge of the base and with two notches on each side of elongated pliable core member. The plurality of notches defines two sections of the base, with one section configured independently of the other section and with one section on each side of the elongated pliable core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Oscar L. Buselli
  • Publication number: 20140068895
    Abstract: A self-locking clip assembly for decorating garment strap comprises a first piece and a second piece. The first piece comprises a first flat surface that serves as a platform to affix decorative ornaments, a bridge connected to the first flat surface and a channel. The second piece comprises a second flat surface and a third flat surface, wherein the third flat surface has a curved indentation that matches the shape of the bridge, such that the curved indentation is flush with the contour of the bridge to lock the assembly. The garment strap is allowed to slip through bridge of the first piece and rest in the channel of the first piece. As a person wears the garment strap, the wearer's body presses against the third flat surface, consequently pressing the second flat surface against the strap and the first flat surface to automatically lock the clip assembly in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Jennco, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Hanaoka, Coleman Kao
  • Patent number: 8656562
    Abstract: A structure of assembling a plastic locking device with a surface material includes a plastic locking device. A surface material forms holes. The plastic locking device is placed to have through-holes defined therein overlapping the holes of the surface material. Rivet fastener elements are respectively put through the through-holes of the plastic locking device and the holes of the surface material to be subjected to a riveting and fixing operation. The rivet fastener element includes a male button that is made of zinc and forms a pillar and a female button that is made of zinc and forms a hollow tube. Pressurizing equipment is used to couple the pillar and the hollow tube through interference fitting between the pillar and an inner wall of the hollow tube. Locking blocks are formed on the inner wall of the hollow tube to provide a tight interference fitting with respect to the pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8621726
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of using a gripping assembly for gripping a sheet of material and attaching the sheet of material to an object is provided. The gripping assembly has a continuous ring-like member having an opening defined by an interior tapered engagement surface, a disk-like member positionable within the opening. The disk-like member has an exterior tapered engagement surface which cooperates with the tapered surface of the ring-like member. A sheet of material, threaded between the engagement surfaces is gripped by the surfaces. The disk-like member has an attachment means with at least one passageway there through. A flexible tie member extends through at least one passageway of the attachment means and is for attaching the gripping assembly to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia S. Sublette
  • Patent number: 8621723
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and related methods of differentiating an item or improving its aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Callahan Meissner
  • Patent number: 8615853
    Abstract: In a magnetic holding device for attaching items such as eyeglasses, a badge, identification, jewelry, or accessories to an article of clothing, the magnet is replaced with a multipole magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Donald P Rathbun
  • Patent number: 8590857
    Abstract: A structure of support frame featuring fast warping up and closing is mountable to a back surface of an electronic device and includes a cover and at least one bendable mechanism. The cover is mounted to the back surface of the electronic device. The bendable mechanism is mounted to the back surface of the cover and includes at least one deformable plate that is curved and shows a circular arc form. The deformable plate is provided with a depression spot. As such, pressing down the depression spot causes the deformable plate that is of a circular arc form to undergo flattening deformation, making ends of the deformable plate fast warping up in an outward direction. With the warping portions of the deformable plate, a function of supporting or clamping can be realized to hold the electronic device on an object or be worn on a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Ko-An Chen, Hyun Jong Kim
  • Patent number: 8544196
    Abstract: A device for a shoe with a sole assembly including at least an outer sole and an insole connected to a heel through a shank and a heel breast. The device includes a cap comprising a cap head mounted to a hollow shaft with internal threads therein. The hollow shaft of the cap is received within a bore extending from the insole to the outer sole on the heel breast of the shoe between the heel and the shank of the shoe. A shank having a first end comprising threads and a second end. The first end of the shank is received by the hollow shaft of the cap to fasten the shank to the cap on the heal breast of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Leo
  • Publication number: 20130219667
    Abstract: A concealed holder is for retaining an object within a garment. An interior element having a surface with an area in the range three to thirty centimeters squared, magnetically paired with a first exterior element having a greatest linear dimension less than two centimeters, together provide configuration flexibility for minimizing, to user satisfaction, external visible evidence of the concealed object secured at an inside portion of a garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Margaret Walczak
  • Publication number: 20130192029
    Abstract: An attachment system is provided which may include a cord, a fastener coupled to a first portion of the cord, a tensioner coupled to a second portion of the cord, and a first fitting arranged to couple either the fastener or the tensioner to the cord. The tensioner is configured to retain a third portion of the cord to maintain the tension in the cord. An attachment system may include a first working component configured to be coupled to the cord, and a first fitting arranged to couple the first working component to the cord. The first working component may have a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the first fitting, and the first fitting may have an actively moveable element configured to retain the cord when the first fitting is positioned in the working component cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Edward R. Hall, Qi Wang, St├ęphane Lebel
  • Publication number: 20130186135
    Abstract: A surface anchor for body jewelry is provided, which typically includes a base formed of an elongated plate. The base may have a proximate end to which a post is coupled. The post may include a fastening structure for securing the body jewelry to the post. The base may further include a distal end, and the distal end may include a slot extending from an opening at an edge of the base inward into an internal region of the base. The slot may be bounded on opposite sides by a pair of elongated structures, and may be longer than it is wide. Body jewelry may be attached to the post to form a slotted body jewelry assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ANATOMETAL, INC.
    Inventor: Anatometal, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8464401
    Abstract: A support device and method of installation is disclosed to help prevent the protrusion of a relatively rigid support structure end portion from garments such as bras, corsets, swimsuits, and other articles of clothing. The support device includes a base, a surrounding sidewall extending from the base with the surrounding sidewall terminating in an opening. The base and surrounding sidewall define an interior being operational to loosely receive the end portion of the support structure associated with the garment such as a bra underwire. The support device also includes a flange extending from the surrounding sidewall which is positioned to be oppositely disposed of the interior, wherein the flange is adapted to attach to the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Dorothy Ann Littell
  • Patent number: 8458942
    Abstract: An alignment guide for maintaining perpendicularity between an elongated anchor rail secured to an overhead support and a sign supporting elongated adjustment rail, comprising: a guide housing having an anchor rail receiving channel arranged across an upper surface thereof; an adjustment rail receiving channel arranged across a lower side of the guide housing, wherein the anchor rail receiving channel and the adjustment rail receiving channel are perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Publication number: 20130067691
    Abstract: A device for reversible connection between a casing for lead weights and a corresponding pocket of a diving jacket is described. The device has an elastically insertable and releasable buckle with a male part connected to the casing through a rigid plate and with a sheath, acting as the female part of the buckle, connected to the pocket of the jacket. The rigid plate presents lateral guide ribbings, suitable for facilitating insertion of the male part of the buckle in the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto GODOY
  • Publication number: 20130049672
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for providing mobile telephone wireless earpiece storage and charging are disclosed. In an aspect of the present invention, an apparatus includes a belt attachment member, a body coupled to the belt attachment member, and a coupling member coupled to the body and capable of removably securing a portable wireless device such as a Bluetooth earpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Tyrone W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8355520
    Abstract: A music player is worn on a limb of a body when in use and includes: a case; a plurality of buttons through which an instruction relating to music reproduction is given; and a band fitting portion to which a band is fittable, the band being used when the case is worn on the limb. In the music player, the case has a chamfer constituted of a plane whose line of intersection with the band is diagonal to a longitudinal direction of the band, the plural buttons are provided on an upper face of the case, an arrangement direction of the plural buttons being parallel to the plane constituting the chamfer, and the chamfer has an audio output terminal. Preferably, the chamfer has a connection terminal to which an exercise state detection sensor for detecting a state of exercise practiced by a wearer of the music player is connectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Masafumi Ito
  • Patent number: 8328289
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a harness belt retaining system for a child safety seat. The system includes a first portion including a first attachment portion and configured to secure to a chest clip on a harness belt. The first portion may be configured to be removably secured to the chest clip. The first portion may include a strap. The strap may include a first end and a second end. The first end may include an aperture configured to receive the second end. The strap may be configured to form a loop having an adjustable size, such that the loop can secure to the chest clip. The first portion may have a first surface and a second surface. Each of the surfaces may include the first attachment portion. The first portion may include a toy or a decorative tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce M Tharp
  • Publication number: 20120304420
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for releasably attaching an article of clothing to a body, comprising a first fixing element intended for attachment to the article of clothing and a second fixing element intended for adhering to the body, wherein both fixing elements are provided with co-acting connecting means. The system according to the invention has the feature here that at least the second fixing element is manufactured from substantially stiff material, that the second fixing element is provided with a substantially flat adhering surface, and the co-acting connecting means are arranged substantially centrally on the first and second fixing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Arno Huberts
  • Patent number: 8321997
    Abstract: A holder for securing eyeglasses, sunglasses or other personal items that may be securely incorporated into an article of clothing at the time the article is manufactured. The holder includes a base member that can be inserted into an article of clothing. The base member can be securely attached to an interconnecting cord. The cord may have one end threaded through the article of clothing and securely affixed to the base member and the other end securely affixed to the external part of the holder. The external part of the holder can include a hanger with a support base and a loop. The holder allows a wearer to insert a temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses, or a hook attached to another personal item, through the loop and allows the item to assume a secure and relatively flat position against the wearer's body. The holder may also in include an RFID tag. The holder may also include a covered loop. The covering may be either internal or external. The covering may include a design, logo or monogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Janice Lee-Holowka, Patricia Lee, Marc Lester
  • Publication number: 20120291228
    Abstract: A rifle sling retainer comprising an elongated curved base plate for bearing a flexible gun sling strap and having a body and first and second end portions where the first end portion is bent at an angle to the base plate for preventing the flexible strap from moving laterally in the direction of the said first end portion. The retainer can be attached to clothing or constructed in the form of a clip to be attached to the shoulder strap of a back pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Dean Toth
  • Publication number: 20120284964
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatuses for positioning a piece of jewelry and methods of making said apparatuses. The jewelry may include a necklace, bracelet, and/or anklet. The apparatus may be placed over the clasp of a piece of jewelry and then be attached to the skin of the individual wearing the necklace. In this way, the apparatus prevents the movement of the clasp of the piece of jewelry from a desirable location to an undesirable location, where the clasp may detract from the beauty of the piece of jewelry. Further, the apparatus may come in many shapes, sizes, colors, etc., such that the device may provide for a stylish accessory for the individual wearing the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Sandra Lynne Swanson
  • Publication number: 20120285473
    Abstract: A dual layer mouthguard with a U-shape polycarbonate/EVA or elastomeric material skeletal base includes channels and ramps to ensure a uniform thickness on the occlusal, buccal and lingual surfaces of the teeth for proper alignment of the jaw and positioning for protection during the placement of the mouthguard. The liner is softer than the base when introduced to heat and remains softer as it is cooled. The base may also include metal/magnetic insertion to serve as a tethering device for temporary storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: The WrightGuard, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Duane WRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20120266414
    Abstract: A retrofit system for tethering a hand tool includes a tool collar having a collar body, a first body end, a second body end, a skirt at the second body end having an outer diameter larger than an outer diameter of the collar body, and a bore extending longitudinally therethrough, and a tethering tab having a first tab opening and a second tab opening transverse to the longitudinal axis of the tethering tab. The tool collar is made of a material having a Shore A hardness in the range of about 20 to about 50. The second tab opening of the tethering tab being spaced from the first tab opening and the first tab opening having a cross-sectional area larger than the cross-sectional area of the first tool portion providing for free rotation of the tethering tab around the first tool portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 8272109
    Abstract: A retaining device for retaining an object or objects to a surface or surfaces. The device includes an elongate, flexible strap having a plurality of bores and a retaining member embedded within a platform body. The retaining member has first and second portions. The first portion has a first end which is passed through one or more of the bores of the strap to operatively connect the strap to the retaining member. The strap is placed around the object to be retained. The second portion retains the first portion in a closed position so that the object is retained securely but non-permanently. An adhesive between the platform body and the surface permanently fixes the retaining device to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Sam Fratantoni
  • Patent number: 8266768
    Abstract: Apparatus for connecting an ornament to the surface of a textile is provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for connecting an ornament to the surface of a textile may include a bottom plate; a plurality of posts coupled to a surface of the bottom plate; and a top plate having at least one connection arm comprising a plurality of hooks moveably coupled thereto, wherein the at least one connection arm and the plurality of hooks are configured to interface with the plurality of posts to removably couple the top plate to the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Cathyann Sarra
  • Publication number: 20120216372
    Abstract: An attachment selectively attachable to a pet training device that emits signal upon actuation by the hand that grasps the pet training device. The attachment includes an aperture for selectively securing the attachment to a hand and at least one connector for securing the attachment to the pet training device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: EZ Click, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Theodore Leggett, Lisa Ann Leggett
  • Patent number: 8245366
    Abstract: A clip assembly is provided for securing a crib bumper to a crib. The clip assembly may include a clip adapted to be secured to the crib bumper. The clip may include a body member having a first arm and a second arm coupled to the first arm. The clip may also include a clasping member carried by the body member and adapted to clasp the first arm and the second arm. The clip assembly may also include a belt adapted to secure the clip to a portion of the crib. The belt may include a strap member having a fastener, adapted to secure the strap member to the crib portion. The belt may also include a protruding member carried by the strap member and adapted to be received by the linking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Raphael J. Morejon
  • Publication number: 20120192461
    Abstract: A system for attaching a tool to a boot or other footwear includes a first coupling element which is attached to the outside of the boot, and a second coupling element which is attached to an implement and is releasably attachable to the first coupling element. The coupling elements may include a securing element which holds the second coupling element on the first coupling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Chinook Trading Company
    Inventor: Peter P. Backus