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Publication numberUS20060048343 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/933,590
Publication dateMar 9, 2006
Filing dateSep 4, 2004
Priority dateSep 4, 2004
Publication number10933590, 933590, US 2006/0048343 A1, US 2006/048343 A1, US 20060048343 A1, US 20060048343A1, US 2006048343 A1, US 2006048343A1, US-A1-20060048343, US-A1-2006048343, US2006/0048343A1, US2006/048343A1, US20060048343 A1, US20060048343A1, US2006048343 A1, US2006048343A1
InventorsLaurie Sinon
Original AssigneeLaurie Sinon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Key keeper
US 20060048343 A1
A device that attaches to any object by looping around it, and also attaches to the user's key ring, enabling the user to easily locate their keys at any time.
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1. A device comprised of
i. A length of flexible material
ii. a ring and
iii. a clasp
2. A length of flexible material as described in claim 1 in which preferred embodiments include a string of beads, braided leather laces, braided ribbon, and fabric.
3. A clasp as described in claim 1 which can be attached to the ring.
4. A length of flexible material as described in claim 1 which can be inserted through the ring.
5. A length of flexible material as described in claim 1 in which the ends can be attached to make a loop.
6. A loop of flexible material as described in claim 5 which can be looped around an object by wrapping it around the object.
  • [0001]
    This application is a revised version of prior provisional application Ser. No. 60/500,276 filed on Set. 4, 2003.
  • [0002]
    Not Applicable
  • [0003]
    The present invention relates to devices that are attached to keys.
  • [0004]
    Currently, many people have difficulty keeping track of their keys. Many briefcases, tote bags, purses, backpacks and fanny packs do not have a specific compartment for keys. So, if the keys are in the bag, the individual is often forced to rummage through the entire bag to locate their keys. Existing devices that allow the user to attach their key ring to a wrist or belt loops are not well suited to attaching to bags. There is therefore a need for a device that the user can easily attach to and detach from a key ring and any other object.
  • [0005]
    The device that is the subject of the present invention allows the user to attach one end to their key ring, and loop the other end around another object, such as the strap of any bag, the wrist, belt loops, stroller handlers, etc. The user can easily transfer the Key Keeper from one object to another, and have several that match their bag, outfit, etc. They can also easily detach their key ring from the Keeper, leaving the Keeper attached to the object, for future use.
  • [0006]
    It is an object of the invention to provide a device that allows the user to easily attach to and detach from their key ring and any other object.
  • [0007]
    The Key Keeper is wrapped around the desired object, then one end of the Keeper is inserted into the other, and pulled taut, forming a loop. The clasp hooks onto the user's existing key ring. The user can then situate their keys inside or outside of their bag.
  • [0008]
    The user is able to easily detach the Keeper by undoing the loop, enabling them to reuse the Keeper numerous times.
  • [0009]
    It is to be understood that, while the invention has been described in conjunction with the detailed description, the foregoing description is intended to illustrate and not limit the scope of the invention, which is defined by the scope of the appended claims.
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US7308922Aug 17, 2004Dec 18, 2007Alexx, Inc.Key locator
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US8672002May 18, 2009Mar 18, 2014The Finding Ip Holding Company LlcKey locator
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U.S. Classification24/3.6
International ClassificationA45F5/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10T24/1379, A45F2200/0558, A45F5/02
European ClassificationA45F5/02