Title:
Shoulder/body harness for carrying devices
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A shoulder/body holster, with at least one device holder thereon, is used to carry cell phones and other electronic devices. The shoulder/body holster includes straps that crisscross the back and wrap over the shoulders and under the arms. The straps are adjustable, so that one can achieve an appropriate fit. Adjustable devices may be used. These adjustable devices may be made of any stretchable material. The portions of the straps that are located in the front of the body may be lined with hook and loop fasteners or other attachment devices. This hook and loop material allows the invention to support multiple packets on the straps.



Inventors:
Davila, Roberto C. (Flower Mound, TX, US)
Application Number:
11/118242
Publication Date:
11/02/2006
Filing Date:
05/02/2005
Assignee:
Davilia Enterprises, Corp.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
224/658, 224/901.6, 224/901.8
International Classes:
A45F3/04
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Primary Examiner:
OLSON, MARGARET LINNEA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JOHN E. VANDIGRIFF (LEWISVILLE, TX, US)
Claims:
What is claimed:

1. A shoulder/body harness for carrying devices, comprising: first and second straps, one strap extending downward from each shoulder and extending under each arm and crossing each other on the back of the person wearing the shoulder/body harness; an adjustable fastening device on each of said straps for securing the shoulder/body harness on the body, and at least one device holder mounted on at least one of said first pair of straps.

2. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 1, wherein said straps are secured together where they cross on the back of the body.

3. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 1, including a stretchable material in each of said first and second straps.

4. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 1, including a third strap extending between and secured to said first and second straps above a point where they cross each other.

5. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 1, wherein multiple device holders are secured to said first and second straps.

6. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 1, wherein said device holder is secured to a strap by extending the strap through an opening on the back of said device holder.

7. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 1, wherein said straps have hook and loop material thereon, and a device holder, having hook and loop material secured thereto, is attached to a strap utilizing the hook and loop material on each of said strap and device holder.

8. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 1, wherein said device holder has a strap that extends over an opening in said device, said strap securing a device within the opening of said device holder.

9. A shoulder/body harness for carrying devices, comprising: first and second straps, one strap extending downward from each shoulder and extending under each arm and crossing each other on the back of the person wearing the shoulder/body harness; a third strap extending between and secured to said first and second straps above a point where they cross each other, and at least one device holder mounted on at least one of said first and second straps.

10. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 9, wherein said straps are secured together where they cross on the back of the body.

11. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 9, including a stretchable material in each of said first and second straps.

12. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 9, wherein multiple device holders are secured to said first and second straps.

13. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 9, wherein said device holder is secured to a strap by extending the strap through an opening on the back of said device holder.

14. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 9, wherein said straps have hook and loop material thereon, and a device holder, having hook and loop material secured thereto, is attached to a strap utilizing the hook and loop material on each of said strap and device holder.

15. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 9, wherein said device holder has a strap that extends over an opening in said device, said strap securing a device within the opening of said device holder.

16. A shoulder/body harness for carrying devices, comprising: first and second straps, one strap extending downward from each shoulder and extending under each arm and crossing each other on the back of the person wearing the shoulder/body harness; a each of said first and second straps including flexible material to allow stretching when the shoulder/body harness is put on a person body; a third strap extending between and secured to said first and second straps above a point where they cross each other, and at least one device holder mounted on at least one of said first and second straps.

17. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 16, wherein said device holder is secured to a strap by extending the strap through an opening on the back of said device holder.

18. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 16, wherein said straps have hook and loop material thereon, and a device holder, having hook and loop material secured thereto, is attached to a strap utilizing the hook and loop material on each of said strap and device holder.

19. The shoulder/body harness according to claim 16, wherein said device holder has a strap that extends over an opening in said device, said strap securing a device within the opening of said device holder.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates to a device for carrying electronic devices, and more particularly to shoulder type harness for carrying devices including cell phones, pagers, mpg music players and other electronic devices.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The background of the invention may be shown by several patents as described below.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,410,762, defines a belt strap for jogger's compact portable device. An elastic strap having at least two opposing belt receiving slots through which the free end of a belt is threaded. Preferably, the strap is made of neoprene. The belt receiving slots are reinforced by either grommeting or stitching. The distance between the belt openings is slightly less than the width of the compact portable device which is secured between the outside wall of the belt and the inside wall of the elastic strap. When the belt is tightened around the body of the active wearer, the relative movement of the secured compact portable device and the body is minimized even if the wearer is engaged in vigorous exercise. A second embodiment which features an overlapping elastic strap permits the active wearer to access the control of the compact portable device without interrupting his or her routine. Moreover, the padding of neoprene strap protects the compact portable devices from accidental bumps and knocking against hard objects

U.S. Pat. No. 5,443,193, describes a pager carrier with coin dispenser. A combination carrying case for a portable electronic pager and a coin dispenser includes an upright case body in which the front wall and one side wall have a reduced height, so that the pager is easily inserted into the receptacle defined by the case body. The coin dispenser includes a vertical coin chute integral with one side wall of the case body so that the chute has a relatively large coin capacity. Coins are extracted from the chute through a coin slot at the lower end of the chute. A spring clip is provided on the rear wall of the case for detachably mounting the case on the user's belt.

U.S. Pat. No. 4,060,876 is to a wallet supporting clip. A wallet supporting clip which includes a clip portion to attach to the belt of a wearer between the inside surface of trousers and the body of a wearer and which has attached to it a link with an opening through which a wallet may be passed.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The invention, a shoulder/body holster with at least one device holder there, which may be called, for example, a gadget belt, may be used to carry cell phones and other electronic devices includes straps that crisscross the back and wrap over the shoulders and under the arms. The straps are adjustable, so that one can achieve an appropriate fit. Adjustable devices may be used. These adjustable devices may be made of any stretchable material.

The portions of the straps that are located in the front of the body may be lined with hook and loop fasteners or other attachment devices. This hook and loop material allows the invention to support multiple pockets on the straps.

The cell phone pocket is attached to the straps by means of wrap around hook and loop material, or other fastener devices. The approximate dimensions of the pockets, may be, for example, be two and one-half inches in height, two and one-quarter inches in width and one and one-quarter inches in depth. This will accommodate such devices as cell phones, pagers, mpg music players and other electronic devices.

Keeping a cell phone in the pocket of Gadget Belt would ensure that a person would have easy access to the cell phone and would be able to hear an incoming call more easily. A cell phone and other devices are kept in a nonintrusive and comfortable way. The gadget belt can be worn by either men or women and by people of all ages.

The technical advance represented by the invention as well as the objects thereof will become apparent from the following description of a preferred embodiment of the invention when considered in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, and the novel features set forth in the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows carrying belt and device holder of the present invention;

FIG. 2 show a device holder with the securing strap closed;

FIG. 3 shows a device holder with the securing strap open;

FIG. 4 is a front view of the device holder with the securing strap closed;

FIG. 5 is a front view of the device holder with the securing strap open;

FIG. 6 is a top view of the device holder with the securing strap closed;

FIG. 7 is a side view of the device holder with the securing strap open;

FIG. 8 is a side view of the device holder with the securing strap closed;

FIG. 9 shows a second embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 10 shows attachment flaps for attaching a device holder to the embodiment of FIG. 9;

FIG. 11 shows a top view of a device holder attached to the shoulder harness; and

FIG. 12 shows the shoulder harness mounted on the upper part of a human body.

DESCRIPTION OF A PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

FIG. 1 shows a belt device, or shoulder harness 10 that is used for carrying objects such as cell phones, mpeg music devices and other small objects. The belt 10 has two openings 8 and 9 through which a persons arms are inserted to place the belt on a persons body, with the straps 11 and 15 on the front chest side of a person. The parts 11 and 15 extend over the shoulders of the person at 11a and 15a, respectively, and cross at 20 at the back of the person. The straps are secured together at 20. The straps extend from 20 downward to parts 12 and 13 to loop under the persons arms at 12a and 13a, and then extend up to securing devices 16 and 17, respectively. Securing devices 16 and 17 are shown as buckles, but may be hook and loop fasteners, snap devices or any other securing device. Stretchable material 18 and 19 may be included in straps 15 and 11 to allow stretching of the belt device when putting it on the body.

At least one device holder 30 may be mounted on the straps 11 and 15. A device holder 30 is shown on strap 15. Device holder 30 is attached to strap 15 by extending strap 15 through a loop on the back of device holder 30 (FIG. 6), or device 30 may have hook and loop material on its back that is attached to hook and loop material on straps 11 and 15 (not illustrated in FIG. 1).

A strap 21 may be attached to both straps 11 and 15 to hold these straps in a fixed position so that they will not extend outward from each other allowing the straps 11 and 15 to slip over the shoulder and down the arms of a person wearing the belt device.

FIG. 2 is an isometric view of device holder 30. Device holder 30 has a front part 31a and a back part 31b (FIG. 7), a first side part 32a and a second side part 32b (FIG. 7), and an enclosing strap 33. Front and back parts 31a and 31b extend together under device holder 30 to from a bottom 31c. The front and back, and the two sides form a compartment C into which an object may be placed. FIG. 3 shows device holder with enclosing strap open, showing a fastener (hook and loop) 36 on the from side 31a of the device holder.

FIGS. 4 and 5 are front views of the device holder 30. FIG. 4 shows device holder 30 with enclosing strap 33 closed. FIG. 5 shows device holder 30 with enclosing strap 33 open, allowing a device to be inserted in or removed from device holder 30. On the front side 31a of device holder 30 is a fastener 36 which may be any one of several type of fastener, including a snap fastener and hook and loop fastener. The fastener 36 attached to fastener 37 on enclosing strap 33.

FIG. 6 is a top view of device holder 30 with enclosing strap 33 closed. FIG. 6 shows the front 31a, back 31b, two sides 32a and 32b, and enclosing strap 33 enclosing the compartment C. A back strap 39 is used to attached device holder 30 to one of the straps 11 and 15 (FIG. 1). Strap 39 may be attached on each end to back side 31b so that one of straps 11 and 15 may be inserted between it and back 31b. Also, one end may not be attached to that strap 39 may be positioned around one of straps 11 and 15 and held in place by, for example, a hook and loop fastener on one of straps 11 and 15 and on either side (or both) at 39a and 39b (not illustrated).

FIGS. 7 and 8 are side views of device holder 30 showing in FIG. 7, enclosing strap open and in FIG. 8 enclosing strap 37 in a closing position. In the open position in FIG. 7, the fastener material 37 and 37 are shown.

FIG. 9 shows a second embodiment of the invention. Shoulder harness 40 has straps 41 and 42 which each have fastening material, such as hook and loop fastener 46 and 47 thereon. Strap 41 curves around and upward to strap 44, and strap 42 curves around and upward to strap 43. In a similar manner strap 43 curves around at 43a and is joined to strap 41, and strap 44 curves around at 44a and joins strap 42.

Straps 43 and 44 cross each other and are secured together at 48. Straps 43 may be secured at 48 by flexible material 49 and 51, and strap 44 may be secured at 48 by flexible material 50 and 52. The use of the flexible material allow for stretching while harness is be put over the shoulders of a person, and then returning to the normal size to provide a secure fit to the human body. Strap 53 holds straps 41 and 41 in a fixed position, preventing the portions 43a and 44a from slipping downward over a persons shoulder.

A device holder 60, with closing strap 61 is mounted on either strap 41 or 42 by attaching holder 60 to the hook and loop material 46 or 47. Device holder 60 is shown in FIG. 10. Holder 60 has a closing strap 61, a front side 63, a back side 61 and two flexible flaps 65 and 66. Flap 65 may have, for example, hook and loop material 67 on own or two sides, and flap 66 may have hook and loop material 68 on one or two sides. There may also be hook and loop material 69 on a part of back side 62. When holder 60 is placed on strap 41 or 42 over the hook and loop material 46 or 47, the two flaps are moved across each other behind, for example, strap 46 so that the hook and loop material with adhere to each other and secure holder 60 in place on strap 46.

FIG. 11 is a top view of a device holder 60 attached to a strap 41 of shoulder holster 40. Device holder 60 has is back 62 placed against strap 41, and then flap 65 is bent against strap 41. Then flap 66 is bent over and against strap 65. The flaps 65 and 66 and strap 41 hold device holder in place utilizing the hook and loop fasteners 70,67 and 68 between the holder 60, strap 41 and flaps 65 and 66.

FIG. 11 shows the outline of the upper part of a human body with the holster 40. Only the straps 41 and 41, and the derive holder is over the chest. The straps 43, 44 and 53 are over the back side of the body. The part 43a and 44a loop over the shoulders, and the parts 41a and 42a loop under the arms.