Title:
METAL DECORATIVE BUTTON
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A metal decorative button has a plastic buttony segment and a metal decorative segment. The decorative segment has a fastening protrusion being connected securely to the buttony segment. The buttony segment is buttoned to a native hole of an object to decorate the object without damaging the object. Therefore, the objects such as clothes, bags, shoes and the like that have native holes such as buttonholes can be decorated by the metal decorative button without being damaged.



Inventors:
LU, Cheng-i (Pan Chiao City, TW)
Application Number:
12/041473
Publication Date:
09/03/2009
Filing Date:
03/03/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A44B1/04
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Primary Examiner:
LAVINDER, JACK W
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Hershkovitz and Associates, PLLC (Alexandria, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A metal decorative button comprising: a buttony segment being made of plastic and comprising a disk having an outer diameter and a mounting surface; and a sleeve being formed on and protruding from the mounting surface of the disk and having an outer diameter; and a decorative segment being made of metal, being connected securely to the buttony segment and having a contour; a front surface having a pattern; a rear surface; and a fastening protrusion being formed on the rear surface of the decorative segment and being connected securely to the buttony segment.

2. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 1, wherein the disk of the buttony segment has a through hole being formed through the disk and having a diameter; the sleeve of the buttony segment has an axial hole being formed through the sleeve, communicating with the through hole of the disk and having a diameter; and the fastening protrusion of the decorative segment is mounted through the axial hole of the sleeve and is riveted in the through hole of the disk.

3. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 2, wherein the diameter of the axial hole of the sleeve is smaller than the diameter of the through hole of the disk.

4. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 1, wherein the outer diameter of the sleeve is smaller than the outer diameter of the disk.

5. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 2, wherein the outer diameter of the sleeve is smaller than the outer diameter of the disk.

6. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 3, wherein the outer diameter of the sleeve is smaller than the outer diameter of the disk.

7. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 1, wherein the contour of the decorative segment corresponds to the pattern on the front surface of the decorative segment.

8. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 2, wherein the contour of the decorative segment corresponds to the pattern on the front surface of the decorative segment.

9. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 3, wherein the contour of the decorative segment corresponds to the pattern on the front surface of the decorative segment.

10. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 4, wherein the contour of the decorative segment corresponds to the pattern on the front surface of the decorative segment.

11. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 5, wherein the contour of the decorative segment corresponds to the pattern on the front surface of the decorative segment.

12. The metal decorative button as claimed in claim 6, wherein the contour of the decorative segment corresponds to the pattern on the front surface of the decorative segment.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a metal decorative button, especially to a decorative button that is mounted on clothes, shoes and bags for decoration.

2. Description of the Prior Arts

In modern times, the living standard and quality are gradually enhanced. People require for clothes not only basic functions such as keeping warm, but also more additional functions such as decoration. Besides the predetermined patterns on the clothes, shoes and bags, people usually like to add other decorations on the clothes, shoes and bags to adapt for the occasions. In the past, people can only use conventional additional decorations such as brooch or the like. However, the brooch is secured on the clothes, shoes or bags by its pin penetrating through the clothes, shoes or bags. The through holes formed by the brooch are unrecoverable and will be left on the clothes, shoes and bags forever to make the appearance worse and decrease the lifespan. Further, the pin of the brooch may accidentally stab into people to hurt people.

To overcome the shortcomings, the present invention provides a decorative button to mitigate or obviate the aforementioned problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The main objective of the present invention is to provide a metal decorative button providing decoration without damaging the object. The metal decorative button has a plastic buttony segment and a metal decorative segment. The decorative segment has a fastening protrusion being connected securely to the buttony segment. The buttony segment is buttoned to a native hole of an object to decorate the object without damaging the object. Therefore, the objects such as clothes, bags, shoes and the like that have native holes such as buttonholes can be decorated by the metal decorative button without being damaged.

Other objectives, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a metal decorative button in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is another perspective view of the metal decorative button in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the metal decorative button in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is another exploded perspective view of the metal decorative button in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is an assembling cross-sectional side view of the metal decorative button in FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional side view of the metal decorative button in FIG. 1; and

FIG. 7 is an operational front view of the metal decorative button in FIG. 1 mounted on a shoe.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

With reference to FIGS. 1 and 2, a decorative button in accordance with the present invention comprises a buttony segment (10) and a decorative segment (20).

With reference to FIGS. 3 to 5, the buttony segment (10) is made of plastic and comprises a disk (11) and a sleeve (12). The disk (11) has an outer diameter, a mounting surface and a through hole (111). The through hole (111) is formed through the disk (11) and has a diameter. The sleeve (12) is formed on and protrudes out from the mounting surface of the disk (11) and has an outer diameter and an axial hole (121). The outer diameter of the sleeve (12) is smaller than the outer diameter of the disk (11). The axial hole (121) is formed through the sleeve (12), communicates with the through hole (111) of the disk (11) and has a diameter. The diameter of the axial hole (121) of the sleeve (12) is smaller than the diameter of the through hole (111) of the disk (11).

With further reference to FIG. 6, the decorative segment (20) is made of metal, is connected securely to the buttony segment (10) and has a front surface (21), a contour, a rear surface (22) and a fastening protrusion (221). The front surface (21) has a pattern such as letters, symbols, animals, plants, cartoon characters and the like to provide decorative function. The contour of the decorative segment (20) corresponds to the pattern on the front surface (21) to enhance the decorative function. The fastening protrusion (221) is formed on and protrudes out from the rear surface (22) and is connected securely to the buttony segment (10). The fastening protrusion (221) may be mounted through the axial hole (121) of the sleeve (12) and may be riveted in the through hole (111) of the disk (11).

With further reference to FIG. 7, the metal decorative button as described is mounted on a shoe (30) with multiple holes (31). The disk (11) is buttoned into the holes (31) of the shoe (30) to decorate the shoe (30). Therefore, the metal decorative button as described decorates the objects by being mounted in native holes of the objects without damaging the objects. The metal decorative button as described may also be mounted in the buttonholes of clothes, bags and the like.

Even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and features of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only. Changes may be made in the details, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.





 
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