Title:
Eddia cuff link
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
In accordance with the present application, a cuff link comprises any mobile two-piece button, of metal or any other solid material, which is used to secure the cuffs of a shirt or other item of clothing together, by means of a magnetized connection.

To secure the cuff link, the two pieces of the cuff link are inserted into the two buttonholes in a cuff, and the positive magnet is secured to the negative magnet by simply touching them together. To release the cuff link, the wearer pulls gently on the two pieces, releasing the magnetic force holding them together.

The cuff link is secured and unsecured with minimal effort by the wearer, but still provides a secure connection of the cuffs during wear. In addition, the cuff link is secured and unsecured without risk of damaging the cuff material.




Inventors:
Mirharooni, Eddia (Beverly Hills, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/079392
Publication Date:
08/21/2003
Filing Date:
02/20/2002
Assignee:
MIRHAROONI EDDIA
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
24/303
International Classes:
A44B5/02; (IPC1-7): A41B7/04
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Primary Examiner:
SAKRAN, VICTOR N
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Eddia Mirharooni (Beverly Hills, CA, US)
Claims:
1. A mobile two-piece button, of metal or any other material, which is used to secure the cuffs of a shirt or other item of clothing together, by means of a magnetized connection.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] Not applicable.

BACKGROUND—FIELD OF INVENTION

[0002] This invention relates to cuff links to be worn on clothing.

BACKGROUND—DESCRIPTION

[0003] Various manufacturers of clothing create an item commonly known as cuff links, comprising a pair of mobile buttons, worn in pre-formed holes in the cuffs of a shirt or other article of clothing, to hold the two ends of the cuff together.

[0004] Although a cuff link may be created in various designs and material, it is typically a single button with a t-shaped anchor which is inserted through each of the two button holes in the cuff. To put on the cuff link, the wearer must insert the anchor through each button hole and secure it there. To take off the cuff link, the wearer must manipulate the anchor out of each button hole, and while doing so be careful not to catch the shirt material in the process.

SUMMARY

[0005] In accordance with the present application, a cuff link comprises any mobile two-piece button, of metal or any other material, which is used to secure the cuffs of a shirt or other item of clothing together, by means of a magnetized connection.

DRAWING FIGURES

[0006] FIG. 1A shows a side view of the two pieces of a single cuff link, with an indication of the positive and negative magnets.

[0007] FIG. 1B shows a front view of the magnetized portion of one piece of a cuff link.

[0008] FIG. 1C shows a front and a tilted front view of the upper piece of a cuff link, which is visible on the clothing.

REFERENCE NUMERALS IN DRAWINGS

[0009] 1 magnet, positive

[0010] 2 magnet, negative

[0011] Description—FIGS. 1A and 1B—Magnetized portion of cuff link.

[0012] FIGS. 1A and 1B show side and front views, respectively, of the magnetized portions of a single cuff link. The two pieces are inserted into the two buttonholes in a cuff, and the positive magnet 1 is secured to the negative magnet 2 by simply touching them together.

[0013] Description—FIG. 1C—Upper side of cuff link. FIG. 1C shows a front and a tilted front view of the upper piece of a cuff link, the piece which is visible on the sleeve.

OPERATION

[0014] a) To secure the cuff link: To secure the cuff link, the two pieces of the cuff link are inserted into the two buttonholes in a cuff, and secured by simply touching the magnets together.

[0015] b) To release the cuff link: To release the cuff link, the wearer simply pulls gently on the two pieces, releasing the magnetic force holding them together.

OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES

[0016] Several of the objects and advantages of the present invention include:

[0017] a) To provide a cuff link for securing the ends of the cuff of a shirt or any other item of clothing, which can be secured and unsecured with minimal effort by the wearer, but still provides a secure connection of the cuffs during wear;

[0018] b) To provide a cuff link for securing the ends of the cuff of a shirt or any other item of clothing, which can be secured and unsecured without risk of damaging the cuff material.

[0019] Further objects and advantages of the invention may become apparent from a consideration of the description and drawings.

CONCLUSION

[0020] Although a cuff link may be created in various designs and material, it is typically a single button with a t-shaped anchor which is inserted through each of the two button holes in the cuff. To put on the cuff link, the wearer must insert the anchor through each button hole and secure it there. To take off the cuff link, the wearer must manipulate the anchor out of each button hole, and while doing so be careful not to catch the shirt material in the process.

[0021] In accordance with the present application, a cuff link comprises any mobile two-piece button, of metal or any other material, which is used to secure the cuffs of a shirt or other item of clothing together, by means of a magnetized connection.

[0022] Although the descriptions above contain specific details concerning the functions and purposes of a cuff link, the descriptions should not be construed as limiting the scope of functions or purposes of the cuff link, but merely as illustrations of some of the presently preferred roles of the cuff link. The scope of the invention should be determined by the appended claims and their legal equivalents, rather than by the examples set forth above.