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US2643380A
US2643380A US117369A US11736949A US2643380A US 2643380 A US2643380 A US 2643380A US 117369 A US117369 A US 117369A US 11736949 A US11736949 A US 11736949A US 2643380 A US2643380 A US 2643380A
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June 30, 1953 D. BLAIR 2,643,380
SHOULDER STRAP HOLDER Filed Sept. 25, 1949 V l II'VVENTOR; 3 Dame! 4 51am "wwaw/rm Patented June 30, 1953 UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE SHOULDER STRAP HOLDER David Blair, Chicago, Ill.
Application September 23, 1949, Serial No. 117,369
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a shoulder strap holder.
One of the objects of my invention is the pro vision of a shoulder strap holder which is adapted to hold the shoulder straps of ladies garments together, permitting sliding of the straps in acoordance with the movements of the wearer, but eliminating continual annoyance to the wearer, as when the shoulder straps keep slipping from position.
Another object of my invention is the provision of a shoulder strap holder for use as an accessory with ladies hand bags of the type suspended from the shoulder of the wearer, the said holder preventing slippage of the supporting strap while in engagement with the shoulder.
A further object of my invention is the provision of an article of the character set forth which is simple in construction, durable and efficient in service, comfortable while worn, and inexpensive to manufacture.
Other and further objects and advantages of my invention will become apparent from the following description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a shoulder strap holder in accordance with my invention and showing the same in positions of use on the shoulders of a wearer.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the shoulder strap of my invention.
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
The shoulder strap holder according to my invention comprises a symmetrical channel-like member 5 shaped in cross-section, substantially as shown in Fig. 3, and having a padding 8 of foam rubber or similar material bonded to the under side thereof. The member 5 is formed of suitable flexible plastic material which is readily deformable, but which has sufiicient inherent rigidity to retain its formed shape. Preferably, the member 5 is formed, as by extrusion, in a continuous length and includes a bottom wall l, arcuate side walls 8, 8, and inwardly directed overhanging top walls 9, 9 having beaded longitudinal edges H, H, the said edges being slightly spaced, substantially along a median longitudinal line. The top walls 9, 9 are in a flat plane, as shown, and the beaded edges H, H blend in therewith so as to provide a smooth contour on the upper surface of the member 5, thereby eliminating the presence of any angular lines which would be otherwise noticeable through the outer garment while on the wearer and might be 2 objectionable from the standpoint of appearance.
The padding 6 which is suitably bonded to the under side of the member 5 is shaped in crosssection, substantially as shown in Fig. 3 with the medial portion l2 thereof having a thickness slightly less than the portions on either side thereof, thereby forming, in effect, two spaced longitudinal ribs l3, G3. The marginal edges i4, I4 of the padding 6 may be bevelled so as to provide a continuous smooth contour with the side walls 8, 8 of the member 5.
The shoulder strap holder of my invention is sufficiently soft and flexible so as to conform itself to the shoulder contour of the wearer. When used with undergarments, the shoulder strap holder is intended to be positioned on the shoulder of the wearer, with the foam rubber padding 6 in intimate contact with the skin. However, prior to such positioning, while the holder is in straight condition, the top overhanging walls 9, 9 are temporarily distorted, as by engaging the edge H as with a finger nail, so as to permit placing of the shoulder straps it of the under garments of the wearer on the bottom wall I. When the top walls 9, S are released, they return to their normal positions, in overhanging relationship to the bottom wall "5, thereby, substantially enclosing the portions of the shoulder straps ID which are in contact with the holder. While the top walls 9, 9 may be easily deformed when the holder is in substantially straight position, the same cannot be so easily done when the said holder is bent in arcuate form, as when it is positioned on the shoulder of a wearer. When the holder is in curved position, the overhanging top walls 9, 9 are caused to lie closely against the bottom wall I, because the radius of curvature of the top walls 9, 9 is greater than that of the bottom wall I, thereby causing the top walls 9, 9, in effect, to stretch over the bottom wall 1. The shoulder straps it thereby, are held securely within the holder and cannot be easily displaced therefrom so long as the holder is positioned on the shoulder of the wearer.
When the holder is used with a ladies hand bag, the holder is placed on the shoulder over the outer garment of the wearer with the padding 6 in engagement with the fabric of the said garment. In either condition of use, the holder remains substantially in fixed position, but the straps confined within the holder, because of the relatively smooth slippery surface of the plastic material, may move relative thereto permitting the undergarments or the hand bag continually to adjust themselves according to the movements of the wearer.
The padding 6 serves the purpose of cushioning the holder on the shoulder of the wearer and additionally, that of providing a friction surface which minimizes slippage of the holder while on the shoulder. Thus, the straps II) when adjusted remain in such adjusted position against any inadvertent slippage.
I claim:
A shoulder strap holder comprising an elongated member formed of a flexible plastic material which is readily deformable, but which has suflicient inherent rigidity to retain its formed shape, said elongated member comprising a bottom wall and inwardly directed overhanging top Walls extending the length of the bottom wall, said top walls having longitudinal edges terminating in close proximity to each other to provide a longitudinal opening through which a shoulder strap may be inserted, the longitudinal edges of the top walls terminating downwardly to form longitudinal lips below the plane of the top walls,
said base having a smooth upper surface adapted to be engaged by a shoulder strap, said top walls being displaceable for receiving and releasably holding said shoulder strap on the upper surface with the lips frictionally engaging the upper portion of the strap, and a supporting cushioning pad of foam rubber on the underside of said base adapted to engage the shoulder of a wearer so as to minimize slippage thereon.
DAVID BLAIR.
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US2699550A (en) * 1952-03-01 1955-01-18 Florence F Freid Supporting means for straps and like articles
US2765469A (en) * 1953-09-11 1956-10-09 Francis A King Holder for shoulder straps of lingerie
US2855602A (en) * 1954-05-25 1958-10-14 Gerowin Kibby Pad for shoulder straps
US3182871A (en) * 1963-08-09 1965-05-11 Clair K Gossler Rifle sling
US3957282A (en) * 1974-12-05 1976-05-18 Finnigan Joseph C Attachment for a vehicle shoulder harness
WO1988000848A1 (en) * 1986-07-30 1988-02-11 William Carbray Cushioning pad for a strap
US4945576A (en) * 1989-08-14 1990-08-07 Melton Ardella R Shoulder pad and brassiere strap cushion apparatus
US5201078A (en) * 1991-06-10 1993-04-13 Melton Ardella R Shoulder pad and brassiere strap pad apparatus
US5500951A (en) * 1994-03-14 1996-03-26 Danmar Products, Inc. Shock absorbing strap cover
US5558556A (en) * 1995-04-03 1996-09-24 Froehlich; Harry W. Support device for a brassiere strap
US5595332A (en) * 1995-02-07 1997-01-21 Freedman; Franceslynn Strap cover and method of making the same
USD407886S (en) * 1994-06-28 1999-04-13 Yolanda Linette Marable Comfy straps
US6135852A (en) * 1999-12-03 2000-10-24 Young; Natasha A. Foundation garment strap retainer
US20030188374A1 (en) * 2002-04-08 2003-10-09 Clifton Norman L. Strap mounted pocket member
US6827628B2 (en) 2002-03-29 2004-12-07 Sara Lee Corporation Non-slip shoulder strap for a brassiere
US20100071118A1 (en) * 2008-09-25 2010-03-25 Tobey Karen R Cover for an eyewear strap
US20120278974A1 (en) * 2011-05-03 2012-11-08 Rosemarie Lembo James Shoulder Strap Retainer For Garments
US20120324631A1 (en) * 2011-06-23 2012-12-27 Beverly Diana Peper Bra strap covering device
WO2013026092A1 (en) * 2011-08-22 2013-02-28 Resmed Limited Ultrasonic welding of fabrics for sleep apnea treatment
US20150074873A1 (en) * 2013-09-16 2015-03-19 Kathleen Carleton Bra-Strap Concealing Device
US9095182B1 (en) * 2010-12-23 2015-08-04 Robert S. Rochholz Anti-chafing chin strap accessory
US10617163B1 (en) * 2018-03-20 2020-04-14 Candi Conway Bra strap holders
US10716912B2 (en) 2015-03-31 2020-07-21 Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited User interface and system for supplying gases to an airway

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US414916A (en) * 1889-11-12 Walton nelson
US1546067A (en) * 1924-06-24 1925-07-14 Goldschmidt Louis Shoulder pad
US1631694A (en) * 1925-09-03 1927-06-07 Spalding & Bros Ag Shoulder pad
US2103446A (en) * 1935-07-22 1937-12-28 Eugene G Boyle Cushioned stocking supporter guard
US2485720A (en) * 1947-04-17 1949-10-25 I B Kleinert Rubber Company In Pad for shoulder straps

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US414916A (en) * 1889-11-12 Walton nelson
US1546067A (en) * 1924-06-24 1925-07-14 Goldschmidt Louis Shoulder pad
US1631694A (en) * 1925-09-03 1927-06-07 Spalding & Bros Ag Shoulder pad
US2103446A (en) * 1935-07-22 1937-12-28 Eugene G Boyle Cushioned stocking supporter guard
US2485720A (en) * 1947-04-17 1949-10-25 I B Kleinert Rubber Company In Pad for shoulder straps

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US2699550A (en) * 1952-03-01 1955-01-18 Florence F Freid Supporting means for straps and like articles
US2765469A (en) * 1953-09-11 1956-10-09 Francis A King Holder for shoulder straps of lingerie
US2855602A (en) * 1954-05-25 1958-10-14 Gerowin Kibby Pad for shoulder straps
US3182871A (en) * 1963-08-09 1965-05-11 Clair K Gossler Rifle sling
US3957282A (en) * 1974-12-05 1976-05-18 Finnigan Joseph C Attachment for a vehicle shoulder harness
WO1988000848A1 (en) * 1986-07-30 1988-02-11 William Carbray Cushioning pad for a strap
US4945576A (en) * 1989-08-14 1990-08-07 Melton Ardella R Shoulder pad and brassiere strap cushion apparatus
US5201078A (en) * 1991-06-10 1993-04-13 Melton Ardella R Shoulder pad and brassiere strap pad apparatus
US5500951A (en) * 1994-03-14 1996-03-26 Danmar Products, Inc. Shock absorbing strap cover
USD407886S (en) * 1994-06-28 1999-04-13 Yolanda Linette Marable Comfy straps
US5595332A (en) * 1995-02-07 1997-01-21 Freedman; Franceslynn Strap cover and method of making the same
US5558556A (en) * 1995-04-03 1996-09-24 Froehlich; Harry W. Support device for a brassiere strap
US6135852A (en) * 1999-12-03 2000-10-24 Young; Natasha A. Foundation garment strap retainer
US6827628B2 (en) 2002-03-29 2004-12-07 Sara Lee Corporation Non-slip shoulder strap for a brassiere
US20030188374A1 (en) * 2002-04-08 2003-10-09 Clifton Norman L. Strap mounted pocket member
US8615818B2 (en) 2008-09-25 2013-12-31 Gogglemate, Inc. Cover for an eyewear strap
US8272076B2 (en) * 2008-09-25 2012-09-25 Gogglemate, Inc. Cover for an eyewear strap
US20100071118A1 (en) * 2008-09-25 2010-03-25 Tobey Karen R Cover for an eyewear strap
US9095182B1 (en) * 2010-12-23 2015-08-04 Robert S. Rochholz Anti-chafing chin strap accessory
US20120278974A1 (en) * 2011-05-03 2012-11-08 Rosemarie Lembo James Shoulder Strap Retainer For Garments
US9113668B2 (en) * 2011-05-03 2015-08-25 Strap Genie Llc Shoulder strap retainer for garments
US20120324631A1 (en) * 2011-06-23 2012-12-27 Beverly Diana Peper Bra strap covering device
US8869314B2 (en) * 2011-06-23 2014-10-28 Perteh Bra strap covering device
CN103930168A (en) * 2011-08-22 2014-07-16 雷斯梅德有限公司 Ultrasonic welding of fabrics for sleep apnea treatment
US10207072B2 (en) 2011-08-22 2019-02-19 Resmed Limited Ultrasonic welding of fabrics for sleep apnea treatment
WO2013026092A1 (en) * 2011-08-22 2013-02-28 Resmed Limited Ultrasonic welding of fabrics for sleep apnea treatment
US20150074873A1 (en) * 2013-09-16 2015-03-19 Kathleen Carleton Bra-Strap Concealing Device
US10716912B2 (en) 2015-03-31 2020-07-21 Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited User interface and system for supplying gases to an airway
US10617163B1 (en) * 2018-03-20 2020-04-14 Candi Conway Bra strap holders

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