Title:
Utility-strap
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A strap is disclosed comprising adhesive (12) with strong bonding properties that has a cover made of paper or plastic (13) adhered thereon it to protect its adhesiveness until it can be adhered to the body of a container, the adhesive is adhered to each end(11) of the utility-strap(10), with the measurements predetermined, the strap can be cut in many different lengths and widths; this adjusts the strength of the utility-strap for different size containers. The utility-strap is designed to be worn comfortably over the shoulder, around the neck or hung on an object, the strap can be used as handles a (pair). Ethylene-vinyl-acetate, which has a hand like foam rubber is a preferred practical application of this invention, that can also be made in a two piece utility-strap, with a ring or some other hardware (14) added for using two different materials.



Inventors:
Thomas, Johnnie Marshall (Chesapeake, VA, US)
Application Number:
11/897680
Publication Date:
03/05/2009
Filing Date:
08/31/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45F3/14
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Primary Examiner:
LANDOLFI, JR., STEVEN M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Johnnie M Thomas (P.O. Box 7004, Chesapeake, VA, 23323, US)
Claims:
1. 1-3. (canceled)

4. A strap for carrying a container, bottle, and devices by the body comprising: a band having uniform width and thickness and having fixed means thereon opposite ends, for the purpose of attaching, said band to a bottle, container and devices to form a strap of a flexible smooth material with a predetermined length and width; this adjust said strap to fit different size containers and determines its strength, whereby a physically challenged person's liquid soap and shampoo are made more accessible, likewise for devices selected from the group consisting of: remote controls and cell phones.

5. The band of claim 4, wherein said band is constructed with double-face-tape glued to opposite ends, with strong bonding properties.

6. The strap of claim 4, wherein said band is constructed of ethylene-vinyl-acetate, synthetic-foam-rubber claim 7. The strap of claim 4, wherein said band is constructed of a member of the group consisting of leather, polyurethane, polypropylene and rubber, cotton.

8. The strap of claim 4, wherein said band is constructed with adhesive adhered to opposite ends, which are covered with materials selected from the group consisting of: plastics and papers, to protect its adhesiveness.

Description:

Utility-Strap can be attach to anything that does not weigh to much for its weight capacity. Liquid soap, sunscreen lotion, water bottles and square shaped containers, becomes more accessible.

BACKGROUND FIELD OF INVENTION

This invention relates to a strap, specifically to a strap which can be attach to bottles, tubes and containers and many other useful products in all shapes.

OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES

Accordingly, besides the objects and advantages of the container-strap described in my above patent, several objects and advantages of the present invention are:

(A) to provide a utility produced in a variety of colors without requiring the manufacturer to use a compounding facility for production of pigments:

(B) to provide a utility-strap which can be manufactured in high volume at minimal cost.

(C) to provide a utility-strap which is comfortable to wear around the neck or over shoulder:

(D) to provide a utility-strap which can be cut in many different shapes and designs:

(E) to provide a utility-strap which will present a superior surface for the reception of graphic design or print:

(F) to provide a utility-strap that allows one to take a shower or bath in a public place with liquid soap or shampoo kept at a hands reach:

(G) to provide a utility-strap that can be aesthetic and stylish, as well as functional:

(H) to provide a utility-strap that can convert bottles into canteens:

(I) to provide a utility-strap that can be used for sales promotion:

(J) to provide a utility-strap that can be used as handles for plastic storage bags (Ziploc), etc.

(K) to provide a utility-strap that can be used for a plastic box container.

(L) to provide a utility-strap that can be attached to any bottle shape.

(M) to provide a utility-strap that can be attached to any object with the right surface weight.

(N) to provide a utility-strap that will help the physically challenged and blind people. Still further objects and advantages of my-utility-strap will become apparent from a consideration of the ensuing description and drawings.

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 to 1A shows various aspects of how the utility-strap is assembled.

FIG. 2 shows strap attached to a sunscreen container.

FIG. 3 shows versatility of utility-strap attached to a body wash bottle upside down.

FIG. 4 shows utility-strap in two parts.

FIG. 5 shows utility-strap attached to a plastic bag.

FIG. 6 shows utility-strap attached to water bottle.

FIG. 7 shows utility-strap attached to a plastic container with two short utility-straps.

REFERENCE NUMERALS IN DRAWINGS

  • 10 a utility-strap
  • 11 the two opposite ends where strap has adhesive or double face tape put on it.
  • 12 adhesive or double face tape attached to strap.
  • 13 plastic on adhesive (being removed)
  • 14 shows how ring, etc. can be added to make a two piece strap with two different material.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

FIG. 1 to 1A. Illustrate a flat strap of the present invention, generally designated as reference numeral 10; the utility-strap is assembled by cutting material to preferred measurement specification. Then doubled tape or adhesive 12 is put on opposite ends 11 of the strap; at opposite ends 11 of strap, a piece of plastic or paper 13 is put on adhesive, then removed before ends of strap are stuck to a container etc.

FIG. 2 Illustrates present invention attached to a container-body, wherein opposite ends 11 of strap are attached to the side of container.

FIG. 3 shows the diversity of the utility-strap 10, body wash bottle is upside down with strap stuck to the bottom.

FIG. 4 Illustrates another embodiment of present invention referred to as a two piece strap 14 with the opposite ends 11 made of ethylene-vinyl-acetate and the rest of the strap made out of any material that works.

FIG. 5 shows strap attached to a plastic storage bag (Ziploc) can use shorter straps.

FIG. 6 shows strap attached a water bottle.

FIG. 7 shows strap attached to a plastic box. (use two shorter straps like handles)

OPERATION OF INVENTION

The nuts and bolts of the present in invention are a strap 10 which can be made from many types of materials suitable for straps, with adhesive or double faced tape 12 fixed to the opposite ends 11. Since the size of the utility-strap is predetermined the strap can be made wide or short enough to make handles. The utility-strap fits most bottles of all shapes, square boxes, bags tubs and anything with a smooth surface that does not weigh more then three pounds.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

This invention relates to a novel type of strap that can be attached to a bottle, tube, bag and many other types of containers. This strap can be hung around the neck or over the shoulder, It is an additional object of the present invention to provide a strap which is aesthetic and stylish.

The material of the utility-strap may be any flexible material or fabrics useful for strap: Polyurethane, polypropylene, cotton, silk, rubber are representatives useful material.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

All of the objects of the present invention and others evident to those skilled in the art fulfilled by a flat strap wherein the flat strap has been cut o a specific length for the purpose of sticking each end of strap to the sides of bottle or some other container, the strap is then used to carry or hang an object on something.

The strap material may be any flexible material or fabric useful for straps:

Polyurethane, Polypropylene, cotton, silk, rubber are all representative useful materials for the practice of the invention. A utility-strap is intended to make a container attached thereto more accessible.

Preferred embodiments of the present invention have been described and illustrated in the accompanying figures by way of example, numerous modification thereof may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention for which letters patent are sought, as defined by the following claims:





 
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