Title:
Removable-replaceable-chaneable wearable style and or design
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
One embodiment of a body material designated as a stripe or design (4) which contiguously mates couples and attaches to FIGS. 1 and 2 respectively. In addition 5 and 6 may also attach to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 in areas 1, 2 and 3 by means of Velcro. Other embodiments are described and shown.



Inventors:
Owens, Mark Terrence (Okla City, OK, US)
Application Number:
12/387878
Publication Date:
11/19/2009
Filing Date:
05/09/2009
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
36/136
International Classes:
A43B23/00; A41D27/08
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Primary Examiner:
ANNIS, KHALED
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Mark T. Owens (Okla City, OK, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A shoe, garment or accessory comprising a body of material designated as a stripe, logo, design or ornament having adhesive mating elements for coupling, attachment and means of joining said stripe, logo, design or ornament unto said shoe, garment or accessory.

2. (canceled)

3. The contiguous joining of the stripe, logo, design or ornament to the shoe garment or accessory may occur longitudinally, vertically or diagonally in any direction or dimension.

4. A method of changing the appearance style and look of shoes, garments and accessories comprising a body of material designated as a stripe, logo, design or ornament having adhesive mating elements for coupling, attachment and means of joining said stripe, logo, design or ornament unto said shoe, garment or accessory.

5. The shoe garment or accessory of claim 1 wherein the mating elements utilize Velcro as a means of connection.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims the benefit of provisional patent application Ser. No. 61/126,932 filed 2008 May 9 by the present inventor.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

Not Applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND

Field

This application relates to apparel, shoe and accessories striping, style, and design.

Shoe, apparel and accessories manufacturers, distribute and sell to their consumers, products, which have stripes and or logos.

The purpose of the stripes and logo upon the products is two fold:

    • 1. To accentuate the style and design of the product for eye appeal.
    • 2. To link and build association connection and recognition of a particular brand manufacturer.

Currently in existence are several such manufacturers of products using and bearing stripes and logos.

DRAWINGS—FIGURES

FIGS. 1 and 2 show the various aspects of Removable Replaceable Changeable Wearable Style And Or Design.

FIG. 1 shows a shoe.

FIG. 2 shows a shirt

Numbers 1-9B Directly correspond to part and function in FIGS. 1 and 2.

1. Shows a stripe coupling attachment mate.

2. Shows a stripe coupling attachment mate.

3. Shows a stripe coupling attachment mate.

4. Shows an actual stripe, logo or design.

5. Shows an actual stripe, logo or design.

6. Shows an actual stripe, logo or design.

7A Show the stripe being removed. The dots show the path of movement from or to the article base.

7B Show the stripe being removed. The dots show the path of movement from or to the article base.

8A Show the stripe being removed. The dots show the path of movement from or to the article base.

8B Show the stripe being removed. The dots show the path of movement from or to the article base.

9B Show the stripe being removed. The dots show the path of movement from or to the article base.

Originally these stripes, designs, and logos were permanently affixed by the manufacturer of the garment shoe or accessory, immovable and unchangeable by the consumer or user.

Thereafter, prior works were invented to grant the end user more flexibility and creativity in their shoe, apparel and accessory usage.

At least two attempts at customization were made. For example, U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/896,393 came the closest to stripe customization. This custom stripe requires slots. The problem with this is that it is more complex than mine, requiring the. tying down and fastening of the stripe, making it's use more tedious and cumbersome whereas my version is an extremely simple tough and go—merely pulling up the stripe or pressing it down.

The other attempt was U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/949,403, The Removable Tongue. The problem with this invention is that it is limited to only the tongue of the shoe, where as my invention allows for the changing and customization of the entire shoe.

SUMMARY

In accordance with one embodiment an article of wear, shoe or accessory sufficient for humans whereas a piece of garment designated as a stripe can be joined, removed changed from the garment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION—FIGS. 1 AND 2—FIRST EMBODIMENT

One embodiment of Removable Replaceable Changeable Wearable Style and Design is illustrated in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2. You have a logo or stripe on the shoe or garment also comprises panels on the side, top, front back or any part of the said shoe or garment.

Numbers 4, 5 and 6 illustrate the stripes, panels, logos and or designs that may be used. These stripes and panels are generally made of leather vinyl, rubber, plastic or a similar material and can even be made of precious metals and precious stones.

Behind the said stripe or panel is adhesive or the ability for adhesion, in this example, Velcro is utilized. This gives the end user unlimited flexibility in the style, design and expression of his or her shoe or garment.

Numbers 1, 2, 3 illustrate the receiving aspect of the adhesion process for numbers 4, 5 and 6.

Numbers 7a, 7b, 8a, 9a and 9b are dotted lines indicating the path of travel of the said stripes, panels and logos both to and from the said shoe, garment or accessory.

Operation—FIGS. 1 And 2

The operation of removable Replaceable Changeable Wearable Style and Design is very simple. The said stripes and panels may be pulled manually either longitudinally and or vertically away from the shoe or garment, until completely removed.

The said stripe or panel could then be replaced by another stripe or panel as desired by the user.

Advantages

From the above description, a number of advantages of some embodiments of my replaceable stripes become evident.

A) You can have unlimited flexibility in the style, design and look of shoes and clothing. Conclusion, Ramifications And Scope.

Accordingly, the reader will see that Removable, Replaceable Stripes, Style And Design can be used easily to customize the style, look and appearance of shoes and clothing.

The advantages are both clear and evident in that:

It allows unlimited flexibility in the colors and looks of shoes, garments and accessories.

It permits millions of style appearance and look variations of shoes, garments and accessories.

The scope of the above embodiments are completely unlimited with regards to size shape, color, composition and all other elements and variables. Thus the scope of the embodiments should be determined by the appended claims and their legal equivalents, rather than limited to the examples given.





 
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