With Band Or Bracelet Details Patents (Class 368/282)
  • Patent number: 12029306
    Abstract: The container includes a clock with an accumulator or battery, with a stopwatch and alarm clock function for displaying the lifespan, for example of a cosmetic product, or also other information such as applications, ingredients, orders, product information. The container can include a receiving cylinder for introducing an exchangeable refill-capsule containing the cosmetic product In the case of an electronic clock, an electronic display provides at least the following functions: setting the current date and the current lime; setting an expiration date; clock function: displaying the calendar year, the month, the day and the time; stopwatch and alarm clock function, so that product shelf lives of cosmetics and other products with a limited period of use can be monitored, wherein an acoustic alarm signal sounds when the shelf life limit is reached, and the exposure times can also be monitored in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Yves Swiss AG
    Inventor: Claude Niedermann
  • Patent number: 12001171
    Abstract: Systems may include a watch band, a watch body comprising at least one image sensor configured to capture a wide-angle image, a coupling mechanism configured to detachably couple the watch body to the watch band, and at least one biometric sensor on at least one of the watch band or the watch body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pranav Vasavada, Derek William Wright, Timothy Lowe, Joseph Moak, Peter Wesley Bristol, Nishant Srinivasan, Chunli Chen
  • Patent number: 11974502
    Abstract: Soft motherboards having rigid plugin modules are described herein. In one aspect of the present disclosure, an electronic device can include a polymeric substrate having: a plurality of slots, each configured for receiving an electronic module; one or more electrical junctions including a stretchable conductive interconnect electronically coupling a slot to another slot of the plurality of slots; and at least one electronic module including: a film configured to: support other components of the electronic module; and be inserted, and be partially housed in, one of the plurality of slots of the polymeric substrate; and at least one electrode coupled to the film and positioned to be in contact with a corresponding electrical junction of the polymeric substrate when the film is partially housed in the polymeric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Jianliang Xiao, Yan Sun, Wei Ren
  • Patent number: 11903459
    Abstract: A wearable object including a middle of a case, a bracelet, and a fastening system for removably securing the bracelet to the middle, the middle including two longitudinal cavities configured to form a slide-bar and receive a hooking head of the bracelet of complementary shape and configured to cooperate by sliding. The fastening system includes elastic casing elements to bolt the axial movement of the hooking head inside the longitudinal cavity, the elastic casing elements including: a rigid bolting protrusion, arranged on an inner wall of each of the longitudinal cavities, cooperating with; two obstacles arranged in the vicinity of an elastic portion of the hooking heads, the obstacles delimiting an inter-obstacle space designed to receive the bolting protrusion and form locking elements of the bolting protrusion; the elastic casing elements being configured to elastically distort the elastic portion of the hooking head during the insertion of the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
    Inventors: Dohan Schlichtig, Roger Willemin
  • Patent number: 11896383
    Abstract: A method comprising a wearable device which consists of a smart band and a display unit. The smart band comprises a microbial biosensor, a particulate matter sensor, an enviro sensor, a single board computer, a power supply unit, a band fastener, and a set of watch adapters. The microbial biosensor detects, measures, and monitors beneficial microorganisms and pathogens in a nasal cavity, an oral cavity, or on a surface. The microbial biosensor sterilizer kills pathogens. The particulate matter sensor detects, measures, and monitors a set of suspended particles in the surrounding air comprising beneficial microorganisms, pathogens, pollen grains, dust mite allergens, and an air quality index. The particulate matter sensor sterilizer kills pathogens. The enviro sensor detects, monitors, and measures environmental conditions surrounding the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Hetal B. Kurani, Hemal B. Kurani
  • Patent number: 11803157
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a metal wheel rotation device, comprising a watch body, which is provided with a watch case face cover and a watch case bottom cover at the upper and lower ends respectively, a watch case middle frame is fixedly arranged between the watch case face cover and the watch case bottom cover, a watch movement is sleeved in the watch case middle frame, and the watch movement is engaged in the watch case middle frame; an adjustment structure is provided in the middle position of one side of the watch case middle frame corresponding to a watch movement button, the adjustment structure is fixedly connected to the watch case middle frame by screws. This design transfers the adjustment structure of the watch case to the middle position. A rotating structure is composed of a rubber ring, a threaded rod metal structure and an external handle head. The rotating structure drives the watch movement to adjust and rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Jie Xiong, Bo Tang, Hairong He
  • Patent number: 11782390
    Abstract: A timepiece includes a watch case formed by a middle closed by a back and a crystal, the middle being equipped with horns defining a space for receiving a bracelet strand, the timepiece including a sole arranged to rest against the back, the sole, the bracelet strand and the space between the horns having shaped elements arranged to cooperate by interlocking when the middle, the sole and the strand are assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventor: Silvano Bonadei
  • Patent number: 11747858
    Abstract: An apparatus for a wearable device with expandable display strips, the apparatus includes a first layer with a first display panel coupled to a second layer with a second display panel, where the first display panel can extend and retract over a top surface of the second display panel. The apparatus also includes a first gear and rack mechanism coupled to the top surface of the second display panel and a bottom surface of the first display panel, where the first gear and rack mechanism is configured to extend and retrack the second layer with the second display relative to the first layer with the first display. Furthermore, the first layer and the second layer are arranged in a concentric manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek Seth, Soma Shekar Naganna, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11737525
    Abstract: A watchband for a watch case that has straight upper and lower edges, each edge having a channel, and a cylindrical boss protruding from a back surface of the watch case. The watchband includes a mounting structure including a base having an aperture therein, and first and second bars connected to the base. A bracelet extends in an elongation direction between a first end connected to the mounting structure and a free end spaced from the mounting structure. When the watch case is assembled to the watchband, the first bar is positioned in one of the channels, the second bar is positioned in another one of the channels, and the cylindrical boss is positioned in the aperture. Optionally, the bracelet may include a hinge to facilitate application of the watchband to a user's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: 4 Thumbs, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Rosengarten
  • Patent number: 11717060
    Abstract: A removable module and a housing for an attachment system of a consumer product is described. The removable module includes a locking mechanism comprising a first portion having a substantially planar top surface and second portion that comprises a substantially non-planar bottom surface. The first portion and the second portion are coupled together. The locking mechanism also includes a first spring mechanism coupled between the first portion and the second portion. The first spring mechanism causes the first portion to be biased away from the second portion. The locking mechanism also includes a second spring mechanism. The second spring mechanism causes the substantially planar top surface of the first portion to be biased substantially flush with respect to the removable module and also causes the substantially non-planar bottom surface of the second portion to be biased proud with respect to the removable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Perkins, Phillip M. Hobson, Michael J. Webb
  • Patent number: 11662691
    Abstract: A wearable device can include an electronic device and a band for securing the electronic device to the user. The electronic device can detect an identification of the band, which can serve as an input to initiate actions performed by the electronic device. For example, a type, model, color, size, or other characteristic of a band can be determined and used to select a corresponding action performed by the electronic device. Identification of the band can be performed by components of the electronic device that also serve other purposes. Existing sensors, communication elements, and/or detectors can be used to detect and identity a band provided to the electronic device. The electronic device can respond to the identification of a particular band by performing particular functions, such as changing an aspect of a user interface or altering settings of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11614714
    Abstract: A strand of a wristband (10) comprising an end intended for fixing removably to a watch case, wherein said strand comprises a projection (16) or a groove arranged at said end, said projection (16) or groove being intended to become lodged within a groove or projection of a watch case, and wherein said strand comprises at least one vertical opening (17) arranged in the thickness of said projection (16) or of a wall forming said groove and wherein said strand comprises an elastic element (30), so as to be able to accept a pin (20) through the elastic element (30) and through at least part of the length of said at least one vertical opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Fabien Grand, Flavien Kressmann, Jean-Baptiste Robin
  • Patent number: 11596417
    Abstract: The present application discloses various embodiments of a hemostatic device with improved comfort features over the known prior art, including hemostatic devices having attachment straps with non-linear edges and/or non-planar skin-facing edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Victoria Moore O'Brien, Brian Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11571048
    Abstract: A watch can include a watch band having a first strap segment, a second strap segment, a nest portion secured between the first strap segment and the second strap segment, and an opening extending through the nest portion. The watch can further include a housing releasably mountable to the nest portion, and a sensor disposed within the housing and configured to align with the opening when the housing is mounted to the nest portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Antonio F. Herrera
  • Patent number: 11517082
    Abstract: A case middle/horn connection device for a watch, a method for attaching an attachment piece including at least one horn to a case middle and a case middle/horn assembly. The connection device includes an attachment piece including at least one horn having a first connector and a case middle having a second connector, the first connector being configured to cooperate with the second connector to attach the attachment piece to the case middle. The first connector includes a tongue with a recess. The second connector includes a groove with an undercut portion. The undercut portion is configured to lodge inside the recess of the tongue; and the case middle and the attachment are made integral when the undercut portion of the second connector is lodged in the recess of the tongue of the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventors: Dohan Schlichtig, Jerome Grosjean
  • Patent number: 11422508
    Abstract: The present application relates to a wearable device, a strap, and an engaging mechanism. The wearable device includes a watch body and a strap. The strap includes a strap body, a peg, a eject pin, and a linkage component. The strap body is provided with a receiving space, and the strap body is provided with a peg-sliding hole and a first through hole. One end of the peg passes through a peg-sliding hole and the other end is located in a receiving space of a watch body; the eject pin is located in the receiving space and can pass through the first through hole; the peg is configured to drive the eject pin to pop out from the first through hole via the linkage component and engage with the installation groove; the peg is further configured to drive the eject pin to move towards the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jianghua Hu, Yuege Xue
  • Patent number: 11419396
    Abstract: The present application relates to a wearable device, which includes a watchcase, a button, and a watchband. The watchcase is provided with a groove. The button is provided in the groove and can be moved to a first position and a second position relative to the watchcase. An end portion of the watchband is provided with a clamping groove extending to an edge of the watchband, the end portion can be received in the groove, and in the first position, the button passes through the clamping groove and engages the watchband with the watchcase, and in the second position, the button can be withdrawn from the clamping groove to enable the watchband to be detached from the watchcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Yuege Xue, Jianghua Hu
  • Patent number: 11397866
    Abstract: Embodiments position a barcode reader, or other optical detector, to scan upright barcodes when the user hand is in the neutral position. To do this, embodiments rest the body of the ring scanner device on top of the index finger, with the palm facing inward toward the users body. Embodiments have integrated interactivity, including a touchscreen display and separate buttons that can be used to operate the optical detector and input data into an integrated computing device. The integrated computing device can run software applications on board the ring scanner device. Finally, the integrated computing device can be remotely managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Infinite Peripherals, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Dutt, Sam Pyo
  • Patent number: 11314392
    Abstract: An electronic device may display a first lap time representation, and may move the first lap time representation in accordance with a first amount of elapsed time. While moving the first lap time representation, the electronic device may detect a lap input. In response to the lap input, the electronic device may cease movement of the first lap time representation, display a second lap time representation, and move the second lap time representation in accordance with a second amount of elapsed time. A relative positioning of the first lap time representation and the second lap time representation may correspond to a difference between a first lap time and a second lap time. In some embodiments, the electronic device may update the timescales of lap time representation(s) in accordance with a rotational input. In some embodiments, the electronic device may update a timer duration setting in accordance with a rotational input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lance Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Jonathan R. Dascola, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11298034
    Abstract: A tonometer for continuously monitoring arterial blood pressure of a patient, including a bracelet, a detection group mounted on the bracelet and arranged to detect a pressure signal. The detection group has a plurality of pressure sensors arranged to detect a pressure signal associated with the blood pressure wave of the patient. A pressure sensor is positioned in proximity of the radial artery of the patient, at the opposite side of the radial bone. A touching group is interposed between the detection group and the radial artery, and equipped with a plurality of protuberant members, each of which is associated with a pressure sensor, and arranged to be positioned into contact with the skin of the patient, in such a way to exert a predetermined force on the radial artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AB MEDICA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pietro Valdastri, Ferdinando De Negri
  • Patent number: 11096456
    Abstract: A wrist strap which comprises a first portion defining a first end of the wrist strap, and a second portion defining a second end of the wrist strap. The wrist strap further comprises an aperture located in the first portion, through which the second end of the strap is passable to define an overlapping region in which a part of the first portion and the second portion of the wrist strap overlap. A first L-shaped peg is located in one portion of the first and second portions, and a first hole in the strap located in the other portion of the first and second portions. A second L-shaped peg is located in the other portion of the first and second portions, and a second hole in the strap located in the one portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Hinds, Carl Clement, Daniel Coveney, Hallam Collings
  • Patent number: 11077589
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a molded article, including a first step of arranging a primary molded article made of a soft material in a molding die such that an outer peripheral surface of an exposed section of the primary molded article which is exposed to an outside without being embedded in a secondary molded article corresponds to an inner peripheral surface of the molding die, a second step of pressing and deforming an outer peripheral portion of the primary molded article arranged in the molding die by a pressing section so as to bring the outer peripheral surface of the exposed section into close contact with the inner peripheral surface of the molding die, and a third step of molding the secondary molded article by withdrawing the pressing section from inside the molding die while injecting resin to be the secondary molded article into the molding die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Tanabe, Masato Ueno
  • Patent number: 11022830
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible display device, comprising a rigid portion, in which a circuit board is provided; a flexible display portion, displaying an image. The circuit board is electrically connected with the flexible display portion. The flexible display portion comprises a first end and a second end, which are oppositely arranged, the first end is rotatably connected with one end of the rigid portion, the second end is provided with a first connecting member, and an end of the rigid portion away from the first end is provided with a second connecting member to cooperate with the first connecting member, and as the first connecting member is connected with the second connecting member, the rigid portion is connected to the flexible display portion end to end to form a ring structure. It is advantageous to switch between the unfolded state and the folded state of the flexible display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Dehua Li
  • Patent number: 11019889
    Abstract: A device for attaching an end of a bracelet to an object, including a support plate, a control member, two pins slidably mounted on the same axis, called the sliding axis, wherein the control member is mounted to move in translation on an arbor, called the translation arbor, which is substantially perpendicular to the support plate, and wherein the control member is offset with respect to the sliding axis of the pins and connected to the latter by connecting elements able to transform the translational movement of the control member into a sliding movement of the pins when the control member is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Cedric Nicolas, Dominique Lechot, Nicolas Francois
  • Patent number: 11007702
    Abstract: A resin member has a longitudinal direction, includes a stretchable portion having an extending portion extending in a direction crossing the longitudinal direction, when the resin member is stretched in the longitudinal direction, an angle at which the extending portion extends changes, and the material of the stretchable portion contains cellulose fibers and a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Hiroaki Hosomi
  • Patent number: 10912352
    Abstract: A sleeve for use in an assembly for coupling a wristworn device to a first end of a strap. The sleeve has a first end dimensioned to be received in the recess in the inner face of the first lug of a wristworn device, an inner cavity dimensioned to receive therein the first end of a conventional spring bar, and a retractor coupled to the sleeve for urging the first end of the spring bar towards the second end of the spring bar. The second end of the spring bar is coupled to the second lug, the spring bar is coupled to the strap, the first end of the spring bar is positioned in the inner cavity of the sleeve and the first end of the sleeve is coupled to the first lug. A removable retractor for use with a spring bar, which allows for the use of a plurality of spring bars and therefore, lends itself to widespread use and retrofitting of an assembly that couples a strap to a wristworn device, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Timex Group USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Dornhege
  • Patent number: 10795412
    Abstract: A wrist strap assembly includes a flexible wrist strap and a restricting mechanism. The restricting mechanism is used to limit the bending magnitude of the flexible wrist strap, and is disposed inside and fixed to the flexible wrist strap. A wrist device is further provided, the wrist device includes the wrist strap assembly and a flexible screen. The flexible screen is provided on the flexible wrist strap, and the restricting mechanism is disposed at one side of the flexible screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Wei Tian
  • Patent number: 10303122
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a strap and a body. The strap includes a battery having a specific width, a specific thickness, and a specific length, a battery bracket having a size approximate to or greater than the size of the battery, seating the battery, and having at least one furrow formed around a part curved with a specific curvature, and a strap cover surrounding the battery bracket on which the battery is seated. The body has a side portion coupled to the at least one strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bong Suk Choi, Byoung Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10182623
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a locking assembly for an attachment system of a consumer product. More specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an attachment unit that is configured to be inserted and removed from a housing of a consumer product. The attachment unit and/or the housing include an expansion component or other such locking assembly configured to releasably secure the attachment unit within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Perkins, Michael J. Webb, Hsiang Hung Chen, Motohide Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 10063075
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of performing data communication and method of charging the same are provided. The electronic device comprises a device body, a band that couples the device body to a target object, a fastening part that adjusts a fit of the band to the target object, a fixing strap movably coupled to the band, and an interface terminal installed in the fixing strap, wherein a charging state is determined according to the position of the fixing strap relative to the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ildong Kang
  • Patent number: 9962121
    Abstract: A wearable device comprises a body portion, a strap portion coupled with the body portion, the strap portion provided to allow the body portion to be worn on a human body, and a connection module provided in a portion of the strap portion and a portion of the body to couple the strap portion with the body portion. The connection module comprises a connection pin portion provided in the strap portion to detachably couple the strap portion with the body portion and a holder portion provided in an end of the strap portion, the connection pin portion inserted in the holder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Jung-Heon Yoo
  • Patent number: 9886058
    Abstract: An apparatus can include links where each of the links includes a link-to-link mechanical interface and a link-to-link electrical interface, where the links include a circuitry link and a battery link, where the circuitry link is mechanically coupled to the battery link via at least one pair of link-to-link mechanical interfaces and where the circuitry link is electrically coupled to the battery link via at least one pair of link-to-link electrical interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Grigori Zaitsev, Jose Rodolfo Ruiz, Rod D. Waltermann, Brian Alan Burdette, Joaquin F. Luna
  • Patent number: 9857772
    Abstract: A watch intended to be removably mounted on a support, including a watch case and an independent removable attachment device arranged to retain the watch case in an opening provided in the support, the watch case including an upper portion, on the dial side, and a lower portion including a back cover, the lower portion being arranged to be housed inside the opening in the support and being of smaller dimensions than those of the upper portion to form a flat peripheral shoulder. The attachment device includes a flange having a central opening arranged to receive the lower portion of the watch case and an inner rim delimiting the central opening, the inner rim being arranged to be housed inside the opening in the support. The inner rim includes a locking device for locking the attachment device on the lower portion of the watch case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventors: Martin Jufer, Roger Mueller, David Benjamin Kraehenbuehl
  • Patent number: 9647339
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a nonconductive base, a metal loop, and a matching circuit. The nonconductive base substantially has a hollow structure. The metal loop is disposed on the nonconductive base, and has a feeding point and a grounding point. The metal loop has at least one notch. The grounding point of the metal loop is coupled through the matching circuit to a ground voltage. An antenna structure of the wearable device is formed by the metal loop and the matching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: Chung-Hung Lo, Chin-Lung Tsai, Chung-Ting Hung, Kuan-Hsien Lee, Ying-Cong Deng, Chun-Lung Chen, Yu-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 9495125
    Abstract: An electronic device and a display method includes a main body apparatus with a processing unit which generates a first image and performs display control; a first fixing apparatus connected with the main body apparatus, which maintains a relative location relationship between the electronic device and at least a part of body of a user when the user wears the electronic device; and a first display unit arranged on the main body apparatus and/or the first fixing apparatus, which outputs the first image; wherein the first display unit comprises a first display component which displays the first image, and a first optical component which receives light corresponding to the first image emitted from the first display component, and changes the light path of the light corresponding to the first image to form a magnified virtual image corresponding to the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Zhiqiang He, Junfeng Liu, Hongguang Wang, Qianying Wang, Chunyu Song
  • Patent number: 9357817
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for wearing on a wrist or other body part including a central piece held on the body part by a pair of straps. The proximal end of a strap includes a mounting pin for sliding into and out of a slot on the central piece. The proximal end of the strap further includes a positioning curve which mates with a correspondingly shaped receiving curve on the central piece when the strap is properly affixed and centered on the central piece. When properly affixed and centered on the central piece, the positioning curve on the strap aligns with the receiving curve of the central piece, so that the positioning and receiving curves are at their lowest energy state, resisting lateral movement out of a centered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Salutron, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Jin Lee, Robert McClain
  • Patent number: 9229431
    Abstract: Crown including a cap formed of a cover integral with a lateral skirt, wherein the crown includes a removable deck ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Meco SA
    Inventors: Sebastien Briswalter, Manuela Zingg
  • Patent number: 9066563
    Abstract: A link assembly has a first link with an inner major surface and an opposite outer major surface, and a second link releasably engageable with the first link. The first link has two locking pins and two control pins, movable simultaneously with each other. When the first link engages the second link, the control pins move between locking and unlocked positions. When the control pins are in the locking positions, part of each locking pin is received within a respective hole of the second link to prevent disengagement of the first link from the second link. When the control pins are in the unlocked positions, the locking pins are clear of the holes to disengage the first link from the second link. Each control pin extends through a respective opening of the first link inner major surface. A spring biases the locking pins away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Siu Ming Raymond Chan
  • Publication number: 20150124567
    Abstract: A portable modularized stack device includes a flexible wristband and an electronic module. The flexible wristband has a belt which is embedded with wires therein. The belt has a receiving portion formed thereon, a first connector connected at one end of the belt and a second connector connected at the other end of the belt. The first connector and the second connector are matched correspondingly. The flexible wristband further has a third connector. The electronic module has a fourth connector and is disposed on the receiving portion of the flexible wristband. The fourth connector is connected to the third connector. Thus, the present invention can be varied and expanded by stacking another electronic device thereon, and the flexible wristband can be used as a transmission line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: SHENG-HSIN LIAO
  • Patent number: 9022261
    Abstract: A watch comprising a watch case with opposite arranged connecting parts in form of two parallel branches for the mounting of a watch strap or cord between said branches, where said watch further comprises at least one generally T-shaped strap or cord connector comprising a spring loaded sliding bar suited for engaging in holes provided in a surface of each branch facing each other, said T-shaped strap or cord connector further comprises a cord receiving opening being arranged opposite to the spring loaded sliding bar and being an opening adapted to receive a cord having generally round or polygonal cross section, said cord at a first end and a second end being provided with interacting locking parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Claus Skødt Hembo, Christina Arvin Hembo
  • Patent number: 9010593
    Abstract: System for connecting a bracelet to a watch case by means of a link, the watch case comprising a caseband and a back cover, the link comprising a first hollow element and a second element partly nesting in the first hollow element, the first hollow element carrying a first means of fastening to the watch case and the second element carrying a second means of fastening to an adjacent bracelet link, characterized in that the watch case includes a mechanical device arranged to pivot the second element about a transverse axis to the longitudinal direction of the bracelet, the second element transmitting the pivoting motion thereof to the first element which pivots in turn and which is pressed against the caseband of the watch case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Philipp Tschumi
  • Publication number: 20150103638
    Abstract: The invention discloses a double-sided watch, including a watchcase and a watchband which is connected with the watchcase, wherein, a first display surface and a second display surface are arranged opposite to each other on the watchcase; watch hands are arranged on the first display surface; a digital display module is arranged on the second display surface; the watchband comprises a first strap and a second strap, and the first strap and the second strap are correspondingly arranged on two opposite sides of the watchcase; through-holes are defined in the first strap at intervals; a strap buckle matching with the through-holes is arranged on the second strap. The double-sided watch has advantages of the simple construction, the long service life and the diversified time-displayed mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: King Chau Leung
  • Patent number: 9004750
    Abstract: A system connects a bracelet to a watch case by a link. The watch case includes a caseband and a back cover. The link includes a first hollow element and a second element partly nesting in the first hollow element. The first hollow element carries a first device to fasten to the watch case. The second element carries a second device to fasten to an adjacent bracelet link. The watch case includes a mechanical device arranged to pivot the first hollow element so that the first hollow element is pressed against the caseband of the watch case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Philipp Tschumi
  • Patent number: 8998484
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a method for forming a watch strap part includes the steps of: placing an insert plate within a mold; and injecting a moldable material into the mold around the insert plate so as to at least partially embed the insert plate and form a body of the watch strap part with the insert plate defining a floor of a recessed portion formed in the body of the watch strap part. The recessed portion is configured to receive a decorative insert that is securely attached to the insert plate and provides a decorative appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Pascal Savoy
  • Publication number: 20150003217
    Abstract: Device for fastening a bracelet strand to a case of a watch. The device includes at least one fastening element allowing this bracelet strand to be detached from this case when this fastening element is subjected to a predetermined force or moment. Wristwatch including a case and at least one bracelet strand pivotally hinged about a shoulder of a pin forming such a device. This pin is a sacrificial pin which includes, on this shoulder, at least one area of mechanical resistance lower than the lowest mechanical resistance of this case and than the lowest mechanical resistance of this bracelet strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Stephane LEONI, Thierry ALTENHOVEN, Raphael BALMER, Martin JUFER, Damien SCHMUTZ
  • Patent number: 8902714
    Abstract: A smart-watch can include a wristband, a base, and a flip up portion. The base can be coupled to the wristband and include a housing, a processor, a wireless transceiver, and a tactile user interface. The wireless transceiver can be configured to connect to a wireless network. The tactile user interface can be configured to provide interaction between a user and the smart-watch. The flip up portion can be displaceable between an open position exposing the base and a closed position concealing the base. Further, the flip up portion can include: a top display exposed when the flip up portion is in the closed position, and an inside display opposite the top display. The inside display can be concealed when the flip up portion is in the closed position and be exposed when the flip up portion is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Carl Gossweiler, III, James Brooks Miller
  • Patent number: 8893938
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a portable object (1). This portable object includes a case (2) to which a bracelet or strap (3) is fixed taking the form of two bracelet or strap strands. The portable object is characterized in that at least one of the bracelet or strap strands is moveably mounted to slide relative to the case so that the length of the bracelet or strap can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Pascal Grossenbacher, Jean-François Dionne, Yves Winkler, Jean-Jacques Born, Erik Jan Frenkel
  • Patent number: 8870448
    Abstract: A bracelet strand (1) for a wristwatch has a first end (2) suitable for a connection to a watchcase (29). A comfort pad (10) is arranged on the inner surface of the bracelet strand (1) towards this first end (2). This comfort pad (10) has a longitudinal opening (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Rolex S.A.
    Inventors: Daniele-Antonio Bianco, Benjamin Celant, Adrien Catheline, Yannick Droux
  • Publication number: 20140307531
    Abstract: External extension piece for a case of a watch or jewel. The extension piece is removable and includes, for housing an auxiliary function or a particular component, at least one housing which is delimited by a body of substantially annular shape, this body being held confined and clamped between, on the one hand, a base, and on the other hand, a cap including an aperture at the level of each this housing, by a securing and clamping means or by screws. This cap includes a continuous elastic holding means around and inside this aperture. This housing confines a spherical moving element with minimum play projecting through this aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Montres Jaquet Droz SA
    Inventors: Maamar BOULARAS, Yann Leiggener
  • Patent number: 8854925
    Abstract: Discussed are a smart watch and a control method for the same, which provide a notification indicating events, which are scheduled to occur later on the basis of a take-off time, if the smart watch is taken off. The smart watch includes a display unit to display content, a communication unit to perform transmission/reception of data, and a sensor unit to detect an input signal with regard to the smart watch and transmit the signal to a processor that serves to control the aforementioned units. The processor detects a take-off signal, indicating separation of the smart watch from a user, in a worn mode, to switch the smart watch to an unworn mode in response to the detected take-off signal, and provides a notification indicating at least one event that is scheduled to occur after detecting the take-off signal in the unworn mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Doyoung Lee, Yongsin Kim, Hyorim Park