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Publication numberUS20060090302 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/997,327
Publication dateMay 4, 2006
Filing dateNov 24, 2004
Priority dateNov 3, 2004
Publication number10997327, 997327, US 2006/0090302 A1, US 2006/090302 A1, US 20060090302 A1, US 20060090302A1, US 2006090302 A1, US 2006090302A1, US-A1-20060090302, US-A1-2006090302, US2006/0090302A1, US2006/090302A1, US20060090302 A1, US20060090302A1, US2006090302 A1, US2006090302A1
InventorsKathleen Colby
Original AssigneeColby Kathleen J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
KC key keeper
US 20060090302 A1
An adaptor allowing a retractable key keeper having a clip on back to attach to a purse or the like. The adaptor being a spring like clip/fastener attacting or engulfing the strap or portion of the purse of the like to secure the key keeper to the purse or the like.
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1. Applicant claims the device for attaching a retractable key keeper to a purse or the like. The key keeper has a clip on the back of the key keeper, the adapter consisting of a snap fastener that securely engulfs or attaches the portion of the purse or the like that it's attached to. The fastener allows the clip to slide into the fastener to secure the key keeper to the purse or the like.
2. The adapter of claim 1) where the adaptor is made of metal.

The applicant claims the benefit of earlier U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/624,805, Title: KC Key Keeper and Filing Date: Nov. 26, 2003.

This utility will be used to attach keys to a purse, pocketbook, bag or the like for easy access. It attaches to the strap or portion of purse or the like and stays fastened. An oval or elongated fastener with a snap link will be used to fasten a retractable key chain reel to the strap of the purse, handbag, or the like. The retractable mechanism allows the key (s) to be placed in a car ignition or a door lock by stretching the retractable cord without removing the utility from the purse of the like. The utility allows the user to store keys inside the purse or the like when the keys are not being used.

MaterialsóRetractable key divice with a cord for example a vinyl or metal cord. There is a clip on one side. An additional attachment or fastener is attached to allow the divice to be fastened to the purse or ther like. The attachement/fastener could vary in size and material depending on where it would be attached on the purse or the like. The keys will be attached to the split key ring. See picture.

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U.S. Classification24/3.6
International ClassificationA45F5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41D15/005, A45F5/02, Y10T24/1379, A45F2200/0558, A45F5/004
European ClassificationA45F5/02, A45F5/00R