Title:
Component Necktie
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention provides a component necktie comprising (a) a necktie neck loop portion, the neck loop portion comprising a length of fabric, having a first end and a second end; (b) a knot portion, comprising a tied necktie knot having a front side; a back side; a top side; a bottom side; and a channel inserted within the knot, transmitted there through from the top side to the bottom side, the bottom side further comprising a receptor site; and (c) a main neck length portion, wherein the main neck length portion has a top end, a bottom end, a front face and a back face, the top end further comprising an insertion nub means capable of binding to the receptor site.



Inventors:
Maleson, Larry (Bushkill, PA, US)
Application Number:
11/936709
Publication Date:
05/15/2008
Filing Date:
11/07/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41D25/02
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Primary Examiner:
PATEL, TAJASH D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
STEVEN B. STEIN (PARSIPPANY, NJ, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A component necktie comprising: a. A necktie neck loop portion, the neck loop portion comprising a length of fabric, having a first end and a second end; and b. A knot portion, comprising a tied necktie knot having a front side; a back side; a top side; a bottom side; and a channel inserted within the knot, transmitted there through from the top side to the bottom side, the bottom side further comprising a receptor site; c. A main neck length portion, wherein the main neck length portion has a top end, a bottom end, a front face and a back face, the top end further comprising an insertion nub means capable of binding to the receptor site.

2. The component necktie of claim 1, wherein the main neck length insertion nub is magnetic.

3. The component necktie of claim 1, wherein the knot portion receptor site is magnetic.

4. The component necktie of claim 1, wherein the main neck length insertion nub is comprised at least in part of a metallic material.

5. The component necktie of claim 1, wherein the knot portion receptor site is comprised at least in part of a metallic material.

6. A component necktie kit comprising: a. A plurality of necktie neck loop portions, each neck loop portion comprising a length of fabric, having a first end and a second end; and b. A plurality of knot portions, each knot portion comprising a tied necktie knot having a front side; a back side; a top side; a bottom side; and a channel inserted within the knot, transmitted there through from the top side to the bottom side, the bottom side further comprising a receptor site; c. A plurality of main neck length portions, wherein each main neck length portion has a top end, a bottom end, a front face and a back face, the top end further comprising an insertion nub means capable of binding to the receptor site.

7. The component necktie kit of claim 6, wherein the main neck length insertion nub is magnetic.

8. The component necktie kit of claim 6, wherein the knot portion receptor site is magnetic.

9. The component necktie kit of claim 6, wherein the main neck length insertion nub is comprised at least in part of a metallic material.

10. The component necktie kit of claim 6, wherein the knot portion receptor site is comprised at least in part of a metallic material.

11. A component necktie hanging kit comprising: a. The component necktie kit of claim 6; b. A hanger capable of removably attaching a plurality of main neck length portions at the main neck length insertion nub.

12. A component necktie kit case comprising: a. The component necktie kit of claim 6; b. A case having an inside and an outside; c. A horizontal storage bar attached to the inside of the case, the horizontal storage bar capable of removably attaching a plurality of main neck length portions at the main neck length insertion nub. d. A plurality of main neck length portion clips; and e. A neck loop portion holder.

13. The component necktie kit case of claim 12 wherein the case is closable.

14. The component necktie kit case of claim 12 wherein the main neck length portion clips are positioned at a distance from the horizontal storage bar so as to be capable of holding the main neck length portion stably under tension.

15. The component necktie kit case of claim 12 wherein the horizontal bar is comprised of magnetic material.

16. The component necktie kit case of claim 12 wherein the horizontal bar is comprised of metal.

17. The component necktie of claim 1 further comprising a main length portion tail holder means, capable of stably holding the second end of the neck loop portion.

18. A method of using the component necktie kit of claim 6, comprising the steps of: a. Detaching the main neck portion insertion nub from the receptor site of the knot portion. b. Selecting a second main neck portion from the kit; c. Attaching the second main neck portion to the knot portion by inserting the main neck portion insertion nub.

Description:

The present application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 60/865,146 filed on Nov. 9, 2006, which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.

Throughout this application, various publications are referenced. Full citations for these publications may be found within the Specification or listed at the end of the specification and preceding the Claims. The disclosures of these publications in their entireties are hereby incorporated by reference into this application in order to more fully describe the state of the art.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The above-identified invention involves the field of a component necktie system in general and specifically relates to a magnetic component necktie together with methods for use thereof.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The above-identified invention involves the field of component necktie systems in general and specifically relates to a magnetic component necktie together with methods for use thereof. According to the preferred embodiment of the device, the necktie comprises a slidable permanent neck knot insertable on the main tie body and further comprises a linkage means. The device further comprises interchangeable, outer tie portions as part of a magnetic necktie kit. According to the preferred embodiment of this invention, the linkage means is effected by a magnet means. According to an alternative embodiment of the invention, the interchangeable components further comprise matching fabric patterns, which may require fabric pattern rotation. Another embodiment of the invention further comprises a method for necktie component display and related packaging.

The present invention purports to have solved the long-standing problem of rapid necktie component deployment.

Necktie devices are well known in general and component necktie devices are well known in particular. Such devices facilitate the use of a wide variety of materials and fabrics.

Necktie devices as apparel accessories classically must be prepared and knotted each time they are worn, creating a time worn inconvenience and a variability in the wearer's ability to consistently reproduce the knot. Moreover, the retying of the tie wears the fabric in the area of the knot, reducing the life of the garment. Pre-knotted ties are well known in the art and consist of multiple approaches; primarily consisting of the (1) clip-on tie; and (2) the slidable zipper tie. The prior art generally describes a neck loop with a pre-knotted portion. Such prior art solutions fail to adequately address the problem. The clip-on ties are subject to instability and are of questionable style, while the slidable zipper ties are unstable and difficult.

Variable neckties are also known in the art. Moreover, component neckties are known in the art. However, nothing in the prior art provides a quick, simple, stable, long-lived, attractive means for a necktie capable of consistent, stylish, quick variation, without need for retying.

The present invention solves the problem of the prior art and provides distinct advantages over the prior art and solves numerous problems described and understood in the field.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a component necktie comprising (a) a necktie neck loop portion, the neck loop portion comprising a length of fabric, having a first end and a second end; (b) a knot portion, comprising a tied necktie knot having a front side; a back side; a top side; a bottom side; and a channel inserted within the knot, transmitted there through from the top side to the bottom side, the bottom side further comprising a receptor site; and (c) a main neck length portion, wherein the main neck length portion has a top end, a bottom end, a front face and a back face, the top end further comprising an insertion nub means capable of binding to the receptor site.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIGS. 1A-1B FIG. 1A shows a front view of the necktie in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 1B shows a rear view of the necktie in accordance with the present invention.

FIGS. 2A-2B FIG. 2A shows the main neck length portion front view in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 2B shows the top view of the main neck length portion in accordance with the present invention.

FIGS. 3A-3D FIG. 3A shows the knot portion of the device in front view in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 3B shows the knot portion bottom view in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 3C shows the neck loop portion of the device in front view in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 3D shows the channel passing through the knot portion.

FIG. 4A-4B. FIG. 4A shows the component necktie hanging kit in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 4B shows the component necktie kit case in accordance with the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides a component necktie comprising (a) a necktie neck loop portion, the neck loop portion comprising a length of fabric, having a first end and a second end; (b) a knot portion, comprising a tied necktie knot having a front side; a back side; a top side; a bottom side; and a channel inserted within the knot, transmitted there through from the top side to the bottom side, the bottom side further comprising a receptor site; and (c) a main neck length portion, wherein the main neck length portion has a top end, a bottom end, a front face and a back face, the top end further comprising an insertion nub capable of binding to the receptor site of the bottom side of the knot portion. According to an alternative embodiment of the present invention, the insertion nub is a depression in the top side of the main length portion, capable of receiving a corresponding receptor site protruding from the bottom side of the knot portion. According to still another alternative embodiment of the present invention, the insertion nub is flush with the top side of the main length portion and is capable of attaching to a corresponding receptor site flush with the bottom side of the knot portion. Such attachment may be achieved by numerous means such as by fasteners, attractors and attachment means. Such fasteners include snaps, clips, hooks, buttons, pins, and so-called “hook and loop” fasteners such as Velcro®. Attractors include magnets and the like. Attachment means includes any substance capable of reversibly attaching one component to another.

It is expressly understood that the necktie of the present invention is comprised from a non-rigid material. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the material is fabric. Fabric may be cloth comprised of natural or synthetic fibers. It is further expressly understood that the fabric colors and patterns of the various elements of the present invention may be selected to be of matching colors and patterns. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the main neck length insertion nub is magnetic. The insertion nub according to another embodiment of the present invention extends away from the top border of the main neck length insertion nub so as to be insertable into the receptor. According to another preferred embodiment of the present invention, the knot portion receptor site is magnetic. According to one embodiment of this invention, the main neck length insertion nub is comprised at least in part of a metallic material. Still further, according to another embodiment of the present invention, the knot portion receptor site is comprised at least in part of a metallic material. It is specifically contemplated that the materials of the knot portion receptor site are comprised of metal containing fibers according to still another embodiment of the present invention.

The present invention also provides a component necktie kit comprising: (a) plurality of necktie neck loop portions, each neck loop portion comprising a length of fabric, having a first end and a second end; (b) a plurality of knot portions, each knot portion comprising a tied necktie knot having a front side; a back side; a top side; a bottom side; and a channel inserted within the knot, transmitted there through from the top side to the bottom side, the bottom side further comprising a receptor site; and (c) a plurality of main neck length portions, wherein each main neck length portion has a top end, a bottom end, a front face and a back face, the top end further comprising an insertion nub means capable of binding to the receptor site.

According to a further embodiment of this invention, the main neck length insertion nub is magnetic. According to still a further embodiment of this invention, the knot portion receptor site is magnetic. Still further, according to another embodiment of this invention, the main neck length insertion nub is comprised at least in part of a metallic material. Further still, another embodiment of the present invention provides a component necktie kit, wherein the knot portion receptor site is comprised at least in part of a metallic material.

In addition, the present invention provides a component necktie hanging kit comprising: (a) the provided component necktie kit; and (b) a hanger capable of removably attaching a plurality of main neck length portions at the main neck length insertion nub.

The present invention also provides a component necktie kit case comprising: (a) a case having an inside and an outside; (b) a horizontal storage bar attached to the inside of the case, the horizontal storage bar capable of removably attaching a plurality of main neck length portions at the main neck length insertion nub; (c) a plurality of main neck length portion clips; and (d) a neck loop portion holder.

According to an embodiment of this invention, the case may be comprised of any material, rigid and non-rigid and must be of sufficient dimensions to store a plurality of the provided components. According to one embodiment of this invention, the case is closable. According to another embodiment, the case is sealable to protect the inside contents from the outside environment. According to a preferred embodiment, the main neck length portion clips are positioned at a distance from the horizontal storage bar so as to be capable of holding the main neck length portion stably under tension. According to this preferred embodiment, the horizontal storage bar is positioned at the top inside of the case and the main neck length portion clips are position at the bottom inside of the case so as to be capable of maintaining tension on the main neck length portion, thereby reducing the risk of creasing or wrinkling of the component fabric. The clips may be any device capable of maintaining the relative position of the main neck length portion. According to a preferred embodiment of the invention, the horizontal bar is comprised of magnetic material. According to yet another preferred embodiment, the horizontal bar is comprised of metal. According to yet still another embodiment the present invention further comprises a main length portion tail holder means, capable of stably holding the second end of the neck loop portion to the inside of the case.

The present invention also provides a method of using the provided component necktie kit comprising the steps of: (a) detaching the main neck portion insertion nub from the receptor site of the knot portion; (b) selecting a second main neck portion from the kit; and (c) attaching the second main neck portion to the knot portion by inserting the main neck portion insertion nub.

Turning now to the figures. FIG. 1 shows a shows the component necktie 100 of the present invention both in front view in FIG. 1A and in rear view in FIG. 1B. The component necktie 100 comprises a necktie loop portion 340 (shown in FIG. 3) which is integral with a knot portion 320. The necktie loop portion 340 itself comprises a length of fabric having a first end and a second end 311. The knot portion 320 has a front side 321 and a back side 322. The knot portion 320 further has a top side 335 and a bottom side 336. A channel 350 is formed within the knot portion formed thereby by the fabric of the necktie loop portion, transmitted there through from the top side 335 to the bottom side 336. At the bottom side 336 of the knot portion 320 is the receptor site 331. The receptor site reversibly attaches the knot portion to the main neck portion 200. The second end 311 of the necktie loop portion passes through the channel 350. As shown in FIG. 1, the main neck portion 200 has a top end 202 and a bottom end 201, a front face 221 and a back face 222. The top end 202 further comprises an insertion nub 210 capable of reversibly binding to the receptor site 331 of the knot portion 320. The receptor site 331 is positioned in the bottom of the knot portion 320 within the channel 350 as shown in FIG. 3. In order to attach the main neck portion 200 to the neck loop portion 300, the insertion nub 210 in attached to the receptor site 331 by means of magnetic attraction. The bottom end of the main neck portion 201 hangs down in front of the second end 311 as depicted in FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B. The second end 311 is further stabilized relative to the main neck portion 200 by inserting the second end 311 through a plurality of stabilizer bands 451 attached to the back side of the main neck portion.

FIG. 4A shows the component necktie hanging kit 400. The hanging kit comprises a horizontal bar 420 capable of binding to the insertion nub 210 of the main neck portion 200. FIG. 4B shows the component necktie kit case 500. The component necktie kit case 500 comprises a case 510 having an inside 511 and an outside 512. The case has a top end 501 and a bottom end 502. The case also has a front inside cover 515 and a back inside cover 516. Disposed within the front insider cover 515 is a (b) a horizontal storage bar 520 attached to the inside of the case, the horizontal storage bar is capable of removably attaching a plurality of main neck length portions 200 at the main neck length insertion nub 210. The kit also provides a plurality of main neck length portion clips 530 disposed on the same inside cover of the case as the horizontal bar 520 and at a sufficient distance front the horizontal bar 520 so as to create tension along the length of the main neck length portion 200. As shown in FIG. 4B, the horizontal bar 520 is positioned on the top end 501 of the back inside cover 516 of the case and the main neck length portion clips 530 are positioned on the bottom end 502 of the back inside cover 516 of the case. The case further comprises at least one neck loop portion holder 540 capable of holding a necktie neck loop portion.

This invention may be embodied in other forms or carried out in other ways without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof. The present disclosure is therefore to be considered as in all respects illustrative and not restrictive, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended Claims, and all changes which come within the meaning and range of equivalency are intended to be embraced therein.