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Publication numberUS20030154576 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/079,392
Publication dateAug 21, 2003
Filing dateFeb 20, 2002
Priority dateFeb 20, 2002
Publication number079392, 10079392, US 2003/0154576 A1, US 2003/154576 A1, US 20030154576 A1, US 20030154576A1, US 2003154576 A1, US 2003154576A1, US-A1-20030154576, US-A1-2003154576, US2003/0154576A1, US2003/154576A1, US20030154576 A1, US20030154576A1, US2003154576 A1, US2003154576A1
InventorsEddia Mirharooni
Original AssigneeEddia Mirharooni
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Eddia cuff link
US 20030154576 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.
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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.

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US8752252May 27, 2011Jun 17, 2014Mitsugi IshidaMagnetic jewelry clasp
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/41.1, 24/303
International ClassificationA44B5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA44D2203/00, A44B5/02
European ClassificationA44B5/02