Adaptable Patents (Class 368/277)
  • Patent number: 8475035
    Abstract: A wrist watch-style timepiece includes a means for secure mounting onto a variety of common hunting weapons, such as a rifle, a crossbow, a shotgun or a bow. The mounting members are envisioned to include a variety of straps and closures configured to accommodate the selected type of weapon and to be connected to the timepiece by mounting collars. The timepiece is intended to show the time in a glow-in-the-dark display in a user's line of sight, thereby avoiding any rustling sounds associated with consulting a wrist watch or pocket timepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Cindy Harrington
  • Publication number: 20120257482
    Abstract: A case for a timepiece, of the wristwatch type, comprises a middle, a back and attachment members for attachment to a bracelet. The back is attached to the middle to pivot between open and closed positions, to use the timepiece as a table clock when it is in the open position. A first attachment member allows the attachment of a chain to use the timepiece as a pocket watch, and a second attachment member comprises at least one recess arranged so that one bracelet end can be inserted therein, in the open position of the back, and locked by the back when it is closed. The invention also relates to the corresponding timepiece and to an assembly comprising such a timepiece associated with adapted bracelet and chain. Advantageously, the transition from any configuration of the timepiece to another configuration can be carried out without using a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Pascal RAFFY
  • Publication number: 20120224461
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides an attachable timepiece, comprising: an upper chamber forming a housing for timepiece elements, the upper chamber including a front face having a time display; a lower chamber that is detachable from the upper chamber by way of a locking system; and a means for attaching the timepiece to an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Eric Yang, Meghan Yang
  • Patent number: 8256952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reversible watch housing (1) against which is provided on both sides a removable member (2, 2?) including the horns (3) of said housing (1). Each member (2, 2?) is connected to the watch housing (1) by attachment means arranged so that said member (2, 2?) can be locked to the watch housing (1) respectively in a first and second stable position. The removable member (2, 2?) can also be actuated for pivoting about its center by 180° along an axis perpendicular to the central axis of the watch housing (1) so as to move from one stable position to the other, each removable member (2, 2?) includes a bearing side (4), said bearing side (4) being maintained against a portion (5) located on the periphery of the watch housing (1), by an elastic member (6) provided inside the middle of said housing (1) and connected to the removable member (2, 2?) through an opening (7) located on the periphery of the watch housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Dominique Loiseau
  • Patent number: 7993055
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus for assisting a person in the correct administration of medicine and methods for beneficially using such a device. The apparatus comprises an electronic timing mechanism which executes a dosing schedule, the dosing schedule being comprised of at least one dosing time interval. One or more annunciators are activated at the end of at least one dosing interval thereby alerting a person that it is time to take a dose of medicine. Included are attachment means, such as a pressure sensitive adhesive, for attachment to a medicine container. Construction is with materials and structures that confer to the device the flexibility required to physically conform to curved objects such as typically encountered in prescribed medications. Alerts from the device may be visible, audible, vibratory, or any combination thereof. No human readable time is displayed. At least one switch is provided for human interaction with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventors: Lloyd Cleveland Nurse, Darien Okinza Nurse
  • Patent number: 7857503
    Abstract: A timepiece for the top of a surfboard comprising; a polymer pliable member which can be temporary attached to the top of a surfboard by surface adhesion; and an LCD timepiece affixed to the pliable member, said pliable member having a plurality of folds and snaps such that said pliable member can be formed into a wristwatch band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph Pasquale Realdine
  • Patent number: 7529155
    Abstract: A wristwatch comprising a main unit associated in removable manner with a seating prepared on a support and/or positioning element, which is in turn associated with an attachment element to attach it to the user's wrist. The main unit incorporates both the normal functions of a watch and also the function of an earphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Global Watch Industries Srl
    Inventor: Giovanni Fasciano
  • Patent number: 7038976
    Abstract: A light source (15) is housed in a housing (6) of a case, underneath the dial (10) opposite a guide (17) directing the light onto a reflector (20), formed in a hollow in the internal or external face of a crystal (1) the thickness of which decreases regularly from the center to the periphery thereof for reorienting the light by total internal reflection into the crystal (1) until it emerges towards the dial (10) when the maximum refractive index is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Asulab S.A.
    Inventors: Pascal Winkler, Gian-Carlo Poli, Joachim Grupp
  • Patent number: 6543930
    Abstract: This invention resides in a novelty holder clock having unusual and unique features. The card holder clock has a front, nut-like configuration which has a round cavity for receiving a round clock on its front face. The front, nut-like configuration is connected to an elongated circular shaped or round back by first, second and third, spaced apart elongated cylindrical shafts, a second, nut-like configuration with a central round hole passing through it is slidably connected to the first and third cylindrical shafts. The first and third cylindrical shafts pass through two spaced apart round holes in the second, nut-like configuration. A coiled spring passes through the center hole in the second, nut-like configuration and rests on top of the first and third, elongated cylindrical shafts. The second, elongated cylindrical shaft passes through the coiled spring and rests on the bottom of said coiled spring. The coiled spring is anchored to the second, elongated cylindrical shaft by a round or circular hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Hellen Huang
  • Patent number: 6130861
    Abstract: Behind the watch case (3; 5, 7, 9) is a retaining means (11) which is hinged at one end (17) to said case by a hinge (13) extending transversely with respect to the line of the strap (C), at a limited distance from the rear surface of said case in order to allow the strap to be passed through; said retaining means (11) can be closed against the case in order to grip the strap (which is thus easy to replace) and is positionable at a limited angle with respect to the case, such that it can be stood on a surface like a little table-top clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Unoaerre Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Simona Della Felice
  • Patent number: 4976548
    Abstract: The case (1) of the watch carries, along its periphery (5), hooking members in the form of rings (6a, 6a', 6b, 6b', 6c, 6c'), these rings being disposed radially relative to the center (7) of the dial (2) and hence of the watch. A chain (8) is fixed by loops (9, 10) at its ends to two (6c, 6c') of these rings and passes through the other rings (6a, 6a', 6b, 6b'), passing several of times around the wearer's wrist. After the loops (9, 10) have been detached from their respective rings, the chain (8) can be passed in a different manner around the case, so that the watch can be hung around the neck. In order to make this change, the chain is equipped with a flat link (13) which can pass through radial slots provided in the periphery of the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Inventor: Pierre Tschanz
  • Patent number: 4508459
    Abstract: A clock can be used as a wall clock, as a desk clock or in some other using style. A clock unit is rotatably supported by a case, and a back plate is rotatably hinged to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Seikosha Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Hashimoto, Katsumi Kato
  • Patent number: 4482256
    Abstract: A compact reconfigurable toy watch assembly which includes a wristband member connected to a body member having an upper body surface with a time display and a robotic humanoid head. A pair of arm members are movably attached to the body member and form either robotic arms or form with the body member a portion of the upper surface of the watch assembly. The arm members also form outer perimetrical sides of the watch assembly when moved adjacent the body member. A pair of leg members are movably attached to the body member and form either robotic legs or, when positioned in a folded configuration adjacent the body member, another portion of the upper watch assembly surface and an outer perimetrical side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Takaro Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 4367956
    Abstract: An electric quartz clock has a clockwork provided with a contact plate which forms a peripheral flange about a rear part of the clockwork, the outer periphery of the flange being engaged by detents which extend rearward from a clock housing whose front cover is provided with a viewing window. The periphery of the front cover carries several pushbuttons aligned with resilient contact members which overhang the flange of the contact plate and can be selectively pressed thereagainst to close a circuit for the control of the clockwork. The contact plate may be permanently secured to the body of the clockwork or may be attached thereto by coacting formations, specifically by lugs on the plate engaging the clockwork body or lugs on a surrounding annular element engaging the rim of a central aperture of the contact plate; the latter lugs could also hold an ancillary rear member such as a spacer ring or an end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1983
    Inventor: Friedrich Windstey
  • Patent number: 4326280
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for convenient mounting of an ordinary wrist watch on a belt. The watch is mounted within a case having a belt bracket and a hinged protective cover. The watch is hingedly mounted on one of its conventional strap pins to the inside of the protective cover. Both hinged mountings are spring biased to urge the protective cover and watch to a normal closed position. The other conventional strap pin of the watch retains a strap which hangs freely from the case, to provide a convenient handle to open the case and pull the watch into view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Inventor: Dale E. Perry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4310908
    Abstract: A timepiece module having a liquid crystal display read-out is supported on one face of a rectangular face plate, the read-out being visible from an opposite face of the face plate through an aperture therein. A mounting clip for supporting the face plate includes first and second flanges for engaging opposed edges of the face plate. An adhesive element attached to an outer surface of the support clip permits the mounting clip and timepiece module supported thereby to be attached to any smooth object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Microtime Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fuerneisen