US3202331A - Skin-diver's bracelet - Google Patents

Skin-diver's bracelet Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3202331A
US3202331A US258527A US25852763A US3202331A US 3202331 A US3202331 A US 3202331A US 258527 A US258527 A US 258527A US 25852763 A US25852763 A US 25852763A US 3202331 A US3202331 A US 3202331A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
cover
bracelet
strap
skin
diver
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US258527A
Inventor
Mckinstrie Robert
Original Assignee
Mckinstrie Robert
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Mckinstrie Robert filed Critical Mckinstrie Robert
Priority to US258527A priority Critical patent/US3202331A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US3202331A publication Critical patent/US3202331A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
    • B63CLAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
    • B63C11/00Equipment for dwelling or working underwater; Means for searching for underwater objects
    • B63C11/02Divers' equipment

Description

Aug. 24, 1965 R. M KINSTRIE SKIN-DIVER'S BRACELET Filed Feb. 14, 1963 A n- I. I. I. I. no I INVENTOR. A 086???" M A M67706 United States Patent 3,202,331 SKlN-DIVERS BRACELET Robert McKinstrie, 14584 Faust, Detroit 23, Mich. Filed Feb. 14, 1963, Ser- No. 258,527 1 Claim. (Cl. 224-28) This invention relates to a bathers or skindivers bracelet, and has for its object the provision of an improved bracelet of unitary construction which may be easily and firmly secured to the wrist, is readily opened and closed, and yet provides a completely waterproof container for keys, coins, bills, or other small objects.
A further object is to provide an improved bracelet of such construction that it may be molded in one piece by injection molding, yet which includes all of the desirable features of such devices such as water-tightness, easily openable cover, adjustable and easily secured wrist strap and relatively large storage space.
In the drawings accompanying this specification:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of my improved bracelet with the cover open as it appears in position on a persons wrist;
FIG. 2 is another perspective view of the device on a somewhat enlarged scale and showing details of the wristsecuring strap and securing means;
FIG. 3 is a plan view of the container portion of the bracelet, with the cover closed and showing an object within the container portion in broken lines;
FIG. 4 is a sectional view along line 4-4 of FIG. 3; and
FIG. 5 is a detail of the strap fastening means taken on line 55 of FIG. 2.
As can be seen from the drawings, the bracelet comprises a body portion having a cover 12 secured thereto by means of a flexible connecting portion 14 and two strap portions 16 and 18. The strap portion 18 is provided with a number of integral substantially sphereshaped projections 20 which are adapted to be received in the openings 22 in the strap portion 16 to secure the bracelet on a human wrist as illustrated in FIG. 1. By providing several projections and several holes for receiving same, each being uniformly spaced, the strap may be securely fastened on wrists of varying thickness.
The body portion 10 is provided with a rounded peripheral lip 24 integrally formed thereon which is adapted to be received by and mate wtih an integral, peripheral, inwardly directed lip 26 on the inside of the cover portion 12, such that when the cover is closed, such as in FIGS. 3 and 4, the cover is firmly secured in place and an absolutely leakproof container is provided.
An enlarged protruding tab 28 is formed on the cover for assisting in opening and closing the cover. The con necting portion 14 forms a hinge between the body and cover and is integral with both of those portions.
As is apparent from FIGS. 2, 3 and 4, the body and cover are recessed slightly at 30 and 32 respectively to provide room for the hinge portion 14 when the cover is in closed position, thus presenting a neat appearance minimizing stretch of the hinge. This feature is not 3,202,331 Patented Aug. 24, 1965 necessary to the operation of the device and may be omitted if desired.
The bracelet has been designed for production as a single piece, finished product by plastic molding technique and as a result thereof, it is extremely economical to produce, presents a neat and attractive appearance, and requires no assembly or machining upon being removed from the mold.
Because the plastic material is flexible in nature after processing, the hinge 14 is designed to be stressed slightly when the cover is closed, the lips 24 and 26 will yield slightly when the cover is opened and closed, and the projections 20 and holes 22 will yield to accommodate fastening and unfastening of the strapall Without undue effort on the part of the user and without tearing or damage to the article itself.
While the shape of the container has been shown as oblong, a round, rectangular or other shape may be used.
The precise type of plastic molding material to be used in making the bracelet may vary as may the precise dimensions, thicknesses, etc. The material must, of course, be moisture-proof; it must possess: the required degree of flexibility when processed, and it may be trans parent or opaque as desired. I have found that heat hardenable plastic material with a finished thickness of .045" to .050" for the body, .030 for the cover, and .035 for the strap portions, is quite satisfactory.
I claim:
As a new article of manufacture, a bracelet or the like adapted to be worn when bathing or skin-diving comprising, a body portion of substantially cup-like configuration, a mating cover portion of similar configuration, the edges of said cup-like body and cover portions being arranged to overlie one another when said cover is assembled on said body portion, mutually opposed interlocking lips extending continuously around the edges of said body and cover portions to form a snap-type closure fastener and to seal the body interior when the cover is in its closed position, thereby providing a moisture-proof receptacle, said body and cover portions being attached by a strap-like hinge portion, said body portion having strap portions extending oppositely therefrom and having mating fastening means for attaching the body portion to a human wrist, the entire article being of unitary, integral, molded construction of flexible, moisture-proof material.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,325,607 12/19 Barber 224282 1,486,178 3/24 Antelmi 224-28.2 1,508,940 9/24 Sedransky 22428.2 1,573,239 2/26 Gilliland 22428.2 1,748,609 2/ 30 Lester 2244.4 2,473,226 6/49 Sheldon 22228.2
HUGO O. SCHULTZ, Primary Examiner.
US258527A 1963-02-14 1963-02-14 Skin-diver's bracelet Expired - Lifetime US3202331A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US258527A US3202331A (en) 1963-02-14 1963-02-14 Skin-diver's bracelet

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US258527A US3202331A (en) 1963-02-14 1963-02-14 Skin-diver's bracelet

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3202331A true US3202331A (en) 1965-08-24

Family

ID=22980949

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US258527A Expired - Lifetime US3202331A (en) 1963-02-14 1963-02-14 Skin-diver's bracelet

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3202331A (en)

Cited By (17)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3302258A (en) * 1965-02-24 1967-02-07 Gene R Meyer Corsage holder for wrist
US3342387A (en) * 1966-04-27 1967-09-19 Joseph H Ryan Hair clip carrier
US3346152A (en) * 1965-10-01 1967-10-10 Annette D Geisendorff Shower safety soap belts
USD248057S (en) * 1975-11-10 1978-05-30 Heimler Nancy E Wrist coin purse
US4258914A (en) * 1979-12-26 1981-03-31 Lalli Ronald P Isokinesthetic device
US4781315A (en) * 1986-09-12 1988-11-01 Nordskog Erik R Detachable wristband carrier
USD408988S (en) * 1998-07-09 1999-05-04 Barber Michael L Wrist container
US6530509B1 (en) * 1999-02-18 2003-03-11 Ula D. Davis Wearable case for writing materials
US20040174009A1 (en) * 2004-04-15 2004-09-09 Mark Julia B. Wearable book
US20080245831A1 (en) * 2007-04-04 2008-10-09 Susan Simon Wrist mounted notepad carrying device
US20090020571A1 (en) * 2007-07-18 2009-01-22 Joshua Matthew Toman Wearable holders and containers
US7898407B2 (en) 2007-03-30 2011-03-01 Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Hand hygiene compliance system
US8237558B2 (en) 2007-03-30 2012-08-07 University Health Network Hand hygiene compliance system
US9770088B1 (en) * 2017-01-03 2017-09-26 Tyrae K. Rivers Wearable medicine container
US9943159B1 (en) * 2015-05-18 2018-04-17 Yelena Novikova Hands-free, refillable, skin ointment applicator
USD856186S1 (en) * 2015-09-18 2019-08-13 David S. Kowlessar Bracelet face
USD889306S1 (en) 2018-11-14 2020-07-07 Holli McClay Bracelet

Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1325607A (en) * 1919-12-23 Bather s
US1486178A (en) * 1923-01-29 1924-03-11 Antelmi Gaetano Novelty coin case for bathers
US1508940A (en) * 1921-05-27 1924-09-16 Samuel Marcus Wristband adapted for carrying articles
US1573239A (en) * 1924-09-20 1926-02-16 Gilliland Robert Edward Bather's article
US1748609A (en) * 1927-09-07 1930-02-25 Illinois Watch Case Co Adjustable bracelet
US2473226A (en) * 1946-08-22 1949-06-14 Sheldon Lillian Wrist band

Patent Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1325607A (en) * 1919-12-23 Bather s
US1508940A (en) * 1921-05-27 1924-09-16 Samuel Marcus Wristband adapted for carrying articles
US1486178A (en) * 1923-01-29 1924-03-11 Antelmi Gaetano Novelty coin case for bathers
US1573239A (en) * 1924-09-20 1926-02-16 Gilliland Robert Edward Bather's article
US1748609A (en) * 1927-09-07 1930-02-25 Illinois Watch Case Co Adjustable bracelet
US2473226A (en) * 1946-08-22 1949-06-14 Sheldon Lillian Wrist band

Cited By (19)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3302258A (en) * 1965-02-24 1967-02-07 Gene R Meyer Corsage holder for wrist
US3346152A (en) * 1965-10-01 1967-10-10 Annette D Geisendorff Shower safety soap belts
US3342387A (en) * 1966-04-27 1967-09-19 Joseph H Ryan Hair clip carrier
USD248057S (en) * 1975-11-10 1978-05-30 Heimler Nancy E Wrist coin purse
US4258914A (en) * 1979-12-26 1981-03-31 Lalli Ronald P Isokinesthetic device
US4781315A (en) * 1986-09-12 1988-11-01 Nordskog Erik R Detachable wristband carrier
USD408988S (en) * 1998-07-09 1999-05-04 Barber Michael L Wrist container
US6530509B1 (en) * 1999-02-18 2003-03-11 Ula D. Davis Wearable case for writing materials
US20040174009A1 (en) * 2004-04-15 2004-09-09 Mark Julia B. Wearable book
US7121587B2 (en) 2004-04-15 2006-10-17 Mark Julia B Wearable book
US7898407B2 (en) 2007-03-30 2011-03-01 Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Hand hygiene compliance system
US8237558B2 (en) 2007-03-30 2012-08-07 University Health Network Hand hygiene compliance system
US20080245831A1 (en) * 2007-04-04 2008-10-09 Susan Simon Wrist mounted notepad carrying device
US20090020571A1 (en) * 2007-07-18 2009-01-22 Joshua Matthew Toman Wearable holders and containers
US8474668B2 (en) * 2007-07-18 2013-07-02 Joshua Mathew Toman Wearable holders and containers
US9943159B1 (en) * 2015-05-18 2018-04-17 Yelena Novikova Hands-free, refillable, skin ointment applicator
USD856186S1 (en) * 2015-09-18 2019-08-13 David S. Kowlessar Bracelet face
US9770088B1 (en) * 2017-01-03 2017-09-26 Tyrae K. Rivers Wearable medicine container
USD889306S1 (en) 2018-11-14 2020-07-07 Holli McClay Bracelet

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3202331A (en) Skin-diver's bracelet
US3414033A (en) Interchangeable purse insert
US3189073A (en) Arm purse and hand purse
CA2203354A1 (en) Auto-lock slide fastener slider and apparatus for molding slider cover
AT184619T (en) Plastic molded parts with the look of solid metallic items
US5636775A (en) Watch strap pouch
EP0463534B1 (en) Container with inner compartment case
KR870000537B1 (en) Frame for flexible suitcase and flexible suitcase making use of a frame of this type
US10070709B1 (en) Briefcase with interchangeable panels
US3536116A (en) Clutch purse with changeable covers
ES2015136A6 (en) Plastic sealing cover
GB1524619A (en) Combined basket and bag construction
US1851750A (en) Waterproof case
US3547324A (en) Wrist purse
USD305061S (en) Whirlpool spa tub
US3280967A (en) Pocket case
USD333699S (en) Whirlpool bath tub
USD261427S (en) Whirlpool bathtub
USD332827S (en) Bathtub with access door
USD325623S (en) Combined bathtub and shower unit
US1331508A (en) Water-tight container for use of bathers
USD354115S (en) Tub for bathing
US3052333A (en) Carrying case
USD254870S (en) Whirlpool bathtub
USD262833S (en) Beauty box