US20050082323A1 - Wrist tool holder - Google Patents

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US20050082323A1
US20050082323A1 US10/688,155 US68815503A US2005082323A1 US 20050082323 A1 US20050082323 A1 US 20050082323A1 US 68815503 A US68815503 A US 68815503A US 2005082323 A1 US2005082323 A1 US 2005082323A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C1/00Purses; Money-bags; Wallets
    • A45C1/02Purses
    • A45C1/04Purses to be worn at the belt or bracelet; Money-belts
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • A45F5/02Fastening articles to the garment
    • A45F5/022Fastening articles to the garment within pockets
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25HWORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS
    • B25H3/00Storage means or arrangements for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work tools or instruments
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F3/00Travelling or camp articles; Sacks or packs carried on the body
    • A45F2003/006Sacks or packs carried on the body by means of straps passing around an arm or a leg
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • A45F2005/008Hand articles fastened to the wrist or to the arm or to the leg
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F2200/00Details not otherwise provided for in A45F
    • A45F2200/05Holder or carrier for specific articles
    • A45F2200/0575Portable tools

Abstract

The present invention comprises an apparatus for removably holding tools. The apparatus includes an armband arranged to removably fasten around a user's forearm. At least one tool holder is attached to the armband. The at least one tool holder is arranged to removably receive and hold a tool. In other aspects of the invention the tool holder includes a magnet as a band a tool can be removably slid under.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention relates generally to tool carriers and, more specifically, to tool carriers to be worn by a user.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Tools are often carried or held in tool boxes. The tool boxes may include trays that can be removed and set by an area being worked on by a mechanic or other crafts person. However, such tool trays may be inaccessible to a mechanic working in a confined space requiring the mechanic to enter and exit the work area to swap tools.
  • Tool belts are also used, perhaps more commonly by carpenters than mechanics, as a way of accessibly carrying tools. However, tool belts can be inconvenient for smaller tools, and access to a belt can be difficult if the user is prone, or leaning over a projection such as a fender of a car.
  • Thus, there is an unmet need for an accessible and convenient device for carrying tools, especially when the user is working in a confined or limited space.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention comprises an apparatus for removably holding tools. The apparatus includes an armband arranged to removably fasten around a user's forearm. At least one tool holder is attached to the armband. The at least one tool holder is arranged to removably receive and hold a tool. In accordance with other aspects of the invention, the tool holder includes a magnet. In accordance with yet other aspects of the invention, the tool holder includes a band that a tool can be removably slid under.
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  • The preferred and alternative embodiments of the present invention are described in detail below with reference to the following drawings.
  • FIG. 1 is a drawing of an exemplary armband tool carrier of the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a close-up of an exemplary armband tool carrier of the present invention, with tools shown;
  • FIG. 3 is a close-up of an exemplary armband tool carrier of the present invention showing aspects of the attached tool holders;
  • FIG. 4 is an outside view of an unrolled exemplary armband tool carrier of the present invention;
  • FIG. 5 is an underside view of an unrolled exemplary armband tool carrier of the present invention;
  • FIG. 6A is a side view of an exemplary socket tool holder of the present invention;
  • FIG. 6B is a front view of an exemplary socket tool holder of the present invention;
  • FIG. 6C is a top view of an exemplary socket tool holder of the present invention;
  • FIG. 6D is a side view of an exemplary socket tool holder of the present invention with a socket in place;
  • FIG. 7A is a side view of an exemplary socket mating clip tool holder of the present invention;
  • FIG. 7B is an end view of an exemplary socket mating clip tool holder of the present invention;
  • FIG. 7C is a side view of an exemplary socket mating clip tool holder of the present invention with a socket in place;
  • FIG. 7D is a side view of an exemplary socket mating clip tool holder installed on an exemplary wrist armband tool carrier of the present invention; and,
  • FIG. 8 is a top view of an exemplary magnet tool holder of the present invention.
  • FIG. 9 is a side view of an exemplary arm band tool carrier of the present invention with interwoven tool bands.
  • FIG. 10 is a detailed view of a strap tool holder of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention comprises an apparatus for removably holding tools. By way of background, the apparatus includes an armband arranged to removably fasten around a user's forearm. At least one tool holder is attached to the armband. The at least one tool holder is arranged to removably receive and hold a tool. In accordance with other aspects of the invention, the tool holder includes a magnet. In accordance with yet other aspects of the invention, the tool holder includes a band that a tool can be removably slid under.
  • Turning to FIG. 1, an armband tool carrier 10 of the present invention is shown wrapped around a user's arm 5. The armband 10 is held in place with fasteners 12 that in this exemplary embodiment wrap around the user's arm 5 near the wrist and near the elbow, with the body or main wrap 14 of the armband 10 between the two fasteners 12. By way of example and not limitation the fasteners 12 suitably include hook and loop fasteners on straps permitting the armband 10 to be removably, comfortably, and securely fastened around the user's arm 5. The armband 10 is shown holding a plurality of tools 7 including a rag 8 and a socket wrench socket 9.
  • In this example embodiment, the wrap 14 of the armband 10 includes a plurality of tool bands 20 that tools 7 can removably and securely be slid under and held in place until needed by the user. By way of example and not limitation, the tool bands 20 are fastened to the wrap 14 of the armband 10 at their ends (not shown) with the bands extending at least part way around the wrap 14 in place around the user's arm 5. The tool bands 20 by way of example and not limitation, suitably may be fabricated out of a flexible material such as rubber, plastic or nylon. The tool bands 20 by way of example may also be stretchable, such as a stretchable rubber, plastic or elastic bands fastened to the wrap 14 at their ends (not shown). The tool bands 20 suitably also may include a soft, pliable or gummy material, such as a soft rubber, on the inside surface of the tool band 20 (not shown), helping to hold the tools 7 in place. In the embodiment shown in FIG. 1 the wrap 14 of the armband 10 includes a plurality of tool bands 20, in this example five tool bands 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 respectively, grouped into two separate groups. One group includes tool bands 24 and 25, and one group including tool bands 21, 22 and 23. It will be appreciated that a narrower tool band 20 may be placed over a wider tool band 20 thus permitting a double layer of tool bands 20 over the wrap 14 under which the user can slide tools. In this exemplary embodiment, tool band 21 is narrower than tool band 22 which in turn is narrower than tool band 23. Tool band 23 is attached to the wrap 14. Tool band 22 is attached to the wrap 14 over tool band 23. In turn, tool band 21 is attached to the wrap 14 over tool band 22. The combination of tool bands 21, 22 and 23, installed over the wrap 14 is thus a four layer sandwich with the wrap 14 of the armband 10 on the inside, next tool band 23, next tool band 22, and finally tool band 21. Tools can thus suitably be slid under any of the three tool bands 21, 22 and 23 independently. This permits tools to be slid through the three separate bands suitably without dislodging other tools, or loosening the grip of the tool bands 20 on tools that are under other tool bands 20.
  • As referenced above, the armband 10 has a second group of tool bands 20 including tool bands 24 and 25. Tool band 24 is narrower than tool band 25, and is attached to the wrap 14 of the armband 10 over tool band 25. This forms a three layer sandwich starting with the wrap 14 at the inside against the user's arm 5, next tool band 25, and then tool band 24. Tools can be slid under either tool band 24 or tool band 25, independently. Tool band 24 is narrower than tool band 25, and in this exemplary embodiment is installed centered over the top of tool band 25. Thus the tool band 25 extends out from under the outermost tool band 24 on both lateral sides of the tool band 24.
  • In this example armband 10, the outer most tool bands 21 and 24 include tool attachment points 30. The attachment points 30 suitably may be any connector permitting auxiliary tool holders (not shown) to be attached. The attachment points 30 may also be tool holders of their own, permitting tools to be clipped to them, slid under them, or otherwise attached or held by the attachment points 30, without the addition of any other tool carrier. Attachment points 30 by way of example and not limitation, include loops, snaps, or magnets. Attachment points 30 suitably may also include flexible grommets that a handle or blade of a tool, such as a screw driver could be slid through. By way of example and not limitation, the armband 10 of FIG. 1 includes eight attachment points 30, four on the outside of tool band 21, and four on the outside of tool band 24. In FIG. 1, an auxiliary tool holder in the form of a socket mating clip 70 is attached to one of the attachment points 30 (not shown). The socket mating clip 70 has a stud (not shown) that holds a socket wrench socket 9, as described more fully below in connection with FIGS. 7A, 7B, 7C, and 7D.
  • The armband 10, by way of example and not limitation, also includes an adjustable loop holster 40, described below, shown in FIG. 1 holding a rag 8 accessible to the user.
  • FIG. 2 is an enlarged view of the armband 10 of FIG. 1, showing additional details of the tool bands 20 and the holster 40.
  • The adjustable loop holster 40, in this example embodiment, suitably includes a strap 41, a loop 42, and hook and loop fasteners 43. The strap 41 is attached to the wrap 14 of the armband 10 at one end. The loop 42 is also attached to the wrap 14. The strap 41 is threaded through the loop 42 to return to be fastened back upon itself using hook and loop fasteners 43. This permits the holster 40 to be adjustable and to tighten around a tool, or a rag, such as shown in FIG. 1.
  • The tool bands 20 are in the same configuration as shown in FIG. 1. Tool band 21 is narrower and centered over the top of tool band 22. Tool band 22 is narrower than and centered over the top of tool band 23 forming three layers of tool bands 20 over the wrap 14 of the armband 10. Further up the arm (not shown) of the user, tool band 24 is narrower than and centered over the wider tool band 25 forming two layers of tool bands over the wrap 14. In this example embodiment the tool bands 20 are constructed of a pliable and stretchable plastic material permitting tools 7 to be removably slid under the tool bands 20.
  • To facilitate sliding tools 7 under the tool bands 20, the tool bands 20 at their lateral edges include raised lips 28 that stand up away from the layer below a suitable amount to facilitate catching the tool band 20 with the edge of a tool aiding in slipping the tool underneath the tool band 20. The lips 28 suitably stand away from the layer below or the wrap below by approximately b {fraction (1/8)}″ in a presently preferred embodiment. It will be appreciated that where tool bands 20 lie flush against each other or against the wrap 14 of the armband 10, without lips 28, that some tools 7 may be difficult to slide under the lateral edge of a tool band 20 without the user using a second hand to hold the tool band up slightly to insert the tool 7 underneath. In this exemplary embodiment each of the tool bands 21, 22, 23, and 24 and 25, have lips 28 on both of their lateral edges as they span around the arm (not shown) of the user. This permits tools 7 to be readily slid under the armbands 10.
  • At the elbow end 1 of the armband 10, and at the wrist end 3, there are fasteners 12 that permit the armband 10 to be removably fastened around a user's arm (not shown). The wrap 14 has a width approximately equal to a forearm length of a user (not shown) between the wrist end 3 and the elbow end 1 with the tool bands 20 fastened around the outside of the wrap 14.
  • FIG. 3 is a side view of the exemplary armband tool carrier 10 of FIGS. 1 and 2, without any tools shown. FIG. 3 shows the lips 28 of the tool bands 20 projecting away from the underlying tool bands 20 or wrap 14 of the armband 10 at the lateral edges of the armbands 21, 22, 23, and 24 and 25.
  • FIG. 4 is an outside view of the unrolled armband 10 of the exemplary armband tool carrier of FIGS. 1, 2 and 3. It will be appreciated that the armband 10 includes a rectangular wrap 14 that is wrapped around a user's forearm 5. The wrap 14 is suitably thus approximately eight to ten inches wide around the arm, and one foot long along the arm. At the wrist end 3 and the elbow end 1 there are fasteners 12 that include straps that wrap all the way around the user's arm 5 to fasten on themselves using hook and loop fasteners. From this outside view, loop fasteners are shown 16 on approximately one half of the outside of the fasteners 12. Under the other half (not shown) of the fasteners 12, are the hook portions on top of the hook and loop fasteners.
  • Similarly, one lateral edge 18 of the wrap 14 is a loop portion 16 of a hook and loop fastener. Under the other lateral edge 19 of the wrap 14 is a hook portion (not shown) of a hook and loop fastener. Thus, when the fasteners 12 at the wrist end 3 and the elbow end 1 are wrapped around the arm (not shown) of a user to fasten onto themselves at the upper and lower ends of the armband 10, the first edge 18 of the wrap 14 also attaches to the second edge 19 of the body with hook and loop fasteners forming a secure link around the user's arm, from the wrist end 3 to the elbow end 1.
  • On the outside of the wrap 14, fastened near the first edge 18 and near the second edge 19 of the wrap 14 are the tool bands 20 in two groups as in FIGS. 1 through 4. One group includes tool bands 21, 22 and 23 with tool band 21 centered over tool band 22, which is in turn centered over tool band 23, over the wrap 14. In the other group, tool band 24 is centered over tool band 25 over the wrap 14. All of the tool bands 20, by way of example and not limitation, in this armband 10 are each fastened to the wrap 14 at a first end 26 near the first edge 18 of the wrap 14 and are fastened to the wrap 14 at a second end 27 near the second edge 19 of the wrap 14. This allows tools (not shown) to be slid under the tool bands 20 at any point between the first edge 18 and the second edge 19 of the wrap 14. Put differently, when the armband 10 is wrapped around the user's arm, the tool bands wrap most of the way around the user's arm (not shown) when the wrap 14 of the armband 10 is wrapped around the user's arm (not shown).
  • In this exemplary embodiment the fasteners 12 at the wrist end 3 and the elbow end 1 of the armband 10 have extensions 13 so that the fasteners 12 are longer than the width 17 between the first edge 18 and the second edge 19 of the wrap 14. This permits the fasteners 12 to more than wrap around the user's arm (not shown) overlapping themselves by a suitable distance to permit a greater holding area for attaching the hook and loop fasteners. Also shown in FIG. 4 are a plurality of attachment points 30 permitting auxiliary tool holders (not shown) to be attached to the armband 10. Also attached to the armband 10 is the adjustable loop holster 40, described in connection with FIGS. 1-2 above.
  • FIG. 5 is an inside or underside view of the exemplary armband tool carrier of FIGS. 1-4 above. The inside is the side of the armband 10 that rests against the user's arm when the armband 10 is wrapped around the user's arm (not shown). In this exemplary embodiment the wrap 14 of the armband 10 includes four pockets 52 that hold magnets 50. The magnets 50 are removably slid into pockets 52. The magnets may be removed to permit laundering of the armband 10. In this example the magnets 50 suitably are thin magnets approximately the width and height of a cigarette package. The magnets 50 fit into conforming pockets 52 attached to the wrap 14. The magnets, by way of example and not limitation, suitably may include flexible tabular magnets or sheet magnets of sufficient strength to hold ferrous tools or parts to the outside of the armband 10 when such tools or parts are placed against the armband 10. In this example embodiment the armband 10 are four adjoining tabular magnets 50 in four non-overlapping adjoining pockets 52.
  • In this inside view of the armband 10, the extensions 13 of the fasteners 12 at the wrist end 3 and the elbow end 1 of the armband 10 include the hook portion 15 of hook and loop fasteners as noted above. The fasteners 10 extend around the user's arm and attach to themselves securing the armband 10 around the arm of the user near the elbow and wrist. The second edge 19 of the wrap 14 on its inside also suitably includes the hook portion 15 of hook and loop fasteners. This permits the second edge 19 to fasten to the first edge 18, between the wrist and the elbow, when the armband 10 is wrapped around a user's arm (not shown).
  • It will be appreciated that a wide variety of tool holders may be attached to the attachment points 30 of the armband tool carrier of the present invention as described in FIGS. 1-4 above. FIGS. 6A, 6B, 6C and 6D are alternate views of a socket wrench socket carrier 60 that may be removably attached to the attachment points 30 (not shown) of an armband tool carrier of the present invention.
  • In FIG. 6A, the carrier 60 suitably includes a portion of a cylinder 62 that somewhat larger in diameter than a socket wrench socket. The cylinder 62 includes a magnet 63 on one end. The carrier 60 includes an attachment 66 for attaching the carrier 60 to an armband tool carrier of the present invention. The attachment 66 includes an openable loop 68 and an eye 67 attached to the cylinder 62. The openable loop 68 suitably may include a flexible plastic strap with a snap or other attachment. The cylinder 62 suitably may be constructed of any suitable material such as metal sheeting, or molded plastic.
  • FIG. 6B is a side view of the socket carrier 60 of the present invention. The socket carrier 60 includes a cylinder 62 which in this example embodiment suitably has one end open and the other end having a partially closed bottom 64 holding a magnet 63. The cylinder 62 is open on one side and thus does not completely surround the socket (not shown) There is an opening 65 in the side of the carrier 60 helping the user to insert and remove the socket using the his or her fingers.
  • FIG. 6C is a top view of the socket carrier 60 of FIGS. 6A and 6B. The carrier includes an attachment 66 including the openable loop 68 attached to the cylinder 62 with an eye 67. In this top view of the carrier 60, the bottom 64 of the carrier 60 is visible looking down through the cylinder 62. Attached to the bottom 64 is a magnet 63. The bottom 64 of the carrier 60 is crescent moon shaped with a cutaway towards the open side of the cylinder permitting a user's fingers to grasp the bottom of a socket held within the cylinder 62, aiding in the removal of the socket (not shown) from the carrier 60.
  • FIG. 6D is a side view of the exemplary socket carrier 60 of the present invention as in FIGS. 6A, 6B and 6C, with a socket 9 shown in place. The socket 9 partially rests within the cylinder 62 and is held in place with the magnet 63. The portion of the socket extending outside of the cylinder 62 and projecting outside of the edges of the bottom 64 of the carrier 60 permit the socket to be grasped by the user and readily removed from the carrier 60.
  • FIGS. 7A, 7B and 7C show an alternate embodiment of a socket carrier attachment for the armband tool carrier of the present invention. In FIGS. 7A, 7B and 7C a socket mating clip 70 includes a stud 72 that fits within the mating opening of the socket, removably holding the socket.
  • In FIG. 7A the socket mating clip 70 includes a plate 74 that may be attached to the armband tool carrier of the present invention (not shown) with an openable loop 78. Penetrating the plate 74 is the stud 72 that mates with the socket (not shown). The stud 72 includes a standard locking ball 73 and release button 76 permitting the socket to be clipped on the socket mating clip 70 and held in place on the armband tool carrier of the present invention when the socket mating clip 70 with the socket is clipped to an attachment point (not shown) on the armband (not shown).
  • FIG. 7B is an end view of the socket mating clip 70 of the present invention. Again, the clip 70 includes a plate 74 penetrated by a stud 72 with a release button 76 releasing a locking ball 73 that holds a socket wrench socket (not shown).
  • FIG. 7C shows the socket mating clip 70 with a socket 9 attached in place. The stud 72 extends into the socket 9 and is removably held in place by the locking ball 73 which is released by pushing the release button 76. The clip 70 may be removably attached to an armband tool carrier of the present invention with an openable loop 78. This is shown in FIG. 7D, where the openable loop 78 of the socket mating clip 70 is looped through an attachment point 30 on the armband tool holder 10. A socket 9 is then removably clipped to the stud 72 of the socket mating clip 70.
  • FIG. 8 is a top view of a tabular magnet 50 of the present invention suitably shaped to fit within pockets (not shown) in the armband tool carrier (not shown) of the present invention. In this example embodiment the magnet 50 is assembled from three separate rectangular magnet segments 54 held together side by side by a stiffener 56 attached to each of the three magnet segments 54. The three magnet segments 54 and the stiffener 56 are held within a cover 58. The cover 58 facilitates sliding the magnet 50 into a pocket (not shown) of an armband tool carrier of the present invention by providing a smooth and continuous surface around the magnet segments 54. By way of example and not limitation, the cover 58 can suitably be a smooth plastic or vinyl cover. The magnet 50 is thus removable from the armband tool carrier (not shown) of the present invention as an integral unit that may be wiped clean while the armband itself is laundered or otherwise cleaned.
  • It will be appreciated that the tool bands and tool holders attached to an armband tool carrier of the present invention may be configured in a variety of ways. In FIG. 9 an exemplary armband tool carrier 110 of the present invention includes interwoven tool bands 120 that stretch diagonally across the wrap 114 of the armband 110. The armband 110 includes fasteners 112 at the elbow and wrist ends of the wrap 114. A plurality of tool bands 120, such as those made of stretchable materials described in reference to FIGS. 1 through 4 above are attached to the wrap 114 at their ends (not shown) at a diagonal to the circumference of the armband 110 and the user's arm (not shown). In this example the armbands 120 are interwoven in a basket weave with spaces between the tool bands 120 where tools may be slid under one or more of the bands. As in FIGS. 1 through 4, additional attachment points 130 suitably may be attached to the tool bands 120 or the wrap 114. This exemplary tool armband 110 also includes an adjustable holster 140 of the same type as described in reference to FIGS. 1 through 4 above.
  • Tool or parts holders such as pouches or straps also may suitably be attached to an armband tool carrier of the present invention. In FIG. 10 an exemplary armband tool carrier 210 includes a set of straps 281 with hook and loop fasteners. The straps 281, in this exemplary embodiment, are threaded under tool bands 221 of the armband 210. The straps 281 can then be utilized to hold a tool such as a volt-ohm-meter 207. It will be appreciated that a pouch or box suitably may be held to tool bands 221 of the armband 210 with the straps 221 with hook and loop fasteners. By way of example and not limitation, such a pouch could include a fabric pouch with a fold-over or zipper top.
  • While the preferred embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described, as noted above, many changes can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Accordingly, the scope of the invention is not limited by the disclosure of the preferred embodiment. Instead, the invention should be determined entirely by reference to the claims that follow.

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1. An apparatus for holding tools comprising:
an arm band arranged to removably fasten around a user's forearm; and
at least one tool holder attached to the arm band, the at least one tool holder arranged to removably receive and hold a tool.
2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein arranged to removably fasten includes utilizing hook and loop fasteners.
3. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the at least one tool holder includes at least one magnet.
4. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the at least one magnet is arranged to be removable from the arm band.
5. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the arm band includes at least one pocket arranged to hold the at least one magnet.
6. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the at least one tool holder includes at least one band attached to the arm band at at least two locations, the at least two locations separated by a distance arranged to permit the user to removably slide and hold a tool under the at least one band.
7. The apparatus of claim 6, wherein the band includes a stretchable material.
8. The apparatus of claim 6, wherein the band includes a gummy material arranged to cling to the tool.
9. The apparatus of claim 6, wherein the at least one band includes a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge, and at least one of the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge includes a raised lip, the raised lip arranged to aid a user in sliding a tool underneath the band.
10. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the at least one tool holder includes a tool holster loop arranged to surround a tool.
11. The apparatus of claim 10, wherein the tool holster loop is arranged to be adjustable in length.
12. The apparatus of claim 11, wherein the tool holster loop being arranged to be adjustable in length includes utilizing hook and loop fasteners.
13. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the at least one tool holder includes at least one socket wrench mating stud.
14. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the at least one tool holder includes at least one socket wrench carrier, the socket wrench holder arranged to partially surround and removably hold the socket wrench socket.
15. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the socket wrench carrier includes a magnet.
16. The apparatus of claim 1, further comprising at least one attachment point, the at least one attachment point arranged to removably receive one of clips, rings, snaps and straps.
17. The apparatus of claim 16, further comprising at least one removable tool holder, the removable tool holder removably attached to the at least one attachment point utilizing one of clips, rings, snaps, and straps.
18. The apparatus of claim 17, wherein the removable tool holder includes a socket wrench socket carrier.
19. The apparatus of claim 18, wherein the socket wrench socket carrier is arranged to at least partially surround a socket wrench socket.
20. The apparatus of claim 18, wherein the socket wrench socket carrier includes a magnet.
21. The apparatus of claim 17, wherein the removable tool holder includes a socket wrench mating stud.
22. An arm band for accessibly and removably holding tools comprising:
a flexible arm wrap arranged to removably wrap around a user's forearm; and
a plurality of stretchable bands attached to the flexible arm wrap, each stretchable band attached to the flexible arm wrap at at least two locations, the two locations separated from each other by a distance arranged to permit the user to removably receive and hold a tool under each stretchable band.
23. The arm band of claim 22, wherein each of the plurality of stretchable bands each include a first lateral side and a second lateral side, and the first lateral side and the second lateral side each include a raised lip.
24. The arm band of claim 22, wherein the plurality of stretchable bands include a stretchable plastic.
25. The arm band of claim 22, wherein the plurality of stretchable bands include a stretchable rubber.
26. The arm band of claim 22, wherein the plurality of stretchable bands include overlapping stretchable bands.
27. The arm band of claim 22, wherein the plurality of stretchable bands include a first stretchable band and a second stretchable band, the first stretchable band narrower than the second stretchable band, and the second stretchable band attached to the flexible arm wrap intermediate the flexible arm wrap and the first stretchable band.
28. An arm band for accessibly and removably holding tools comprising:
a flexible arm wrap, arranged to removably wrap around a user's forearm; and
at least one magnet attached to the arm wrap, the at least one magnet arranged to removably hold a tool accessible to a user.
29. The arm band of claim 28, wherein the at least one magnet is removably attached to the arm wrap.
30. The arm band of claim 28, wherein the flexible arm wrap includes an at least one pocket arranged to hold the at least one magnet.
31. The arm band of claim 30, wherein the at least one magnet includes a plurality of separate magnets linked into a consolidated magnet segment arranged to attach to the arm wrap by being held by the at least one pocket.
32. An arm band for accessibly and removably holding tools comprising:
a flexible arm wrap arranged to removably wrap around a users forearm;
a plurality of attachment points attached to the flexible arm wrap arranged to removably receive detachable tool holders; and
at least one detachable tool holder, the detachable tool holder arranged to removably attach to at least one of the plurality of attachment points, the at least one detachable tool holder further arranged to hold a tool.
33. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein the detachable tool holder includes a socket wrench socket holder.
34. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein the socket wrench socket holder includes a socket wrench mating stud.
35. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein the socket wrench socket holder includes a socket wrench socket carrier that at least partially surrounds a socket wrench socket.
36. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein the detachable tool holder includes at least one magnet arranged to removably cling to a tool.
37. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein the detachable tool holder includes a pouch.
38. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein the detachable tool holder includes a plurality of straps including hook and loop fasteners, the plurality of straps arranged to removably surround and hold a tool.
39. An arm band for accessibly and removably holding tools, the arm band comprising:
means for removably fastening around a user's forearm; and
means for removably holding a tool, attached to the means for removably fastening.
40. The arm band of claim 39, wherein the means for holding a tool includes a magnet.
41. The arm band of claim 39, wherein the means for holding a tool includes a means for holding a socket wrench socket.
42. The arm band of claim 39, wherein the means for holding a tool includes a stretching means arranged to removably grasp a tool.
43. The arm band of claim 39, wherein the stretching means include means for raising an edge of the means for stretching to aid a user in sliding a tool under the stretching means.
44. The arm band of claim 39, wherein the means for holding a tool includes means for looping around a tool.
45. The arm band of claim 39, wherein the means for holding a tool means for coupling to a tool.
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