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Publication numberUS20060124675 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/012,039
Publication dateJun 15, 2006
Filing dateDec 14, 2004
Priority dateDec 14, 2004
Publication number012039, 11012039, US 2006/0124675 A1, US 2006/124675 A1, US 20060124675 A1, US 20060124675A1, US 2006124675 A1, US 2006124675A1, US-A1-20060124675, US-A1-2006124675, US2006/0124675A1, US2006/124675A1, US20060124675 A1, US20060124675A1, US2006124675 A1, US2006124675A1
InventorsJimmy Calicott
Original AssigneeCalicott Jimmy J C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cell band
US 20060124675 A1
Abstract
The invention, CellBand, is a device designed as an upper armband pouch, to be used for storing and transporting personal electronic devices, primarily cellular telephones and cellular telephone/walkie-talkies. The CellBand uses a stretchable, adjustable band for wearing around the upper arm, attached to which is a pouch with an adjustable closure for storing and transporting personal electronic devices.
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Claims(5)
1. An armband device designed with a pouch for holding and transporting personal electronic equipment.
2. A device according to claim 1 designed such that its primary means of wearing is an armband made from a stretchable, elastic material.
3. A device according to claim 1 that is adjustable by means of adjustable closures made from hook and loop tape on the free ends of the stretchable, elastic armband.
4. A device according to claim 1 that has a pouch shaped and sized to fit a variety of common sizes and shapes of portable communication equipment.
5. A device according to claim 1 that has an adjustable flap for securing equipment of different lengths, being secured by means of adjustable closures made from hook and loop tape on the pouch flap and pouch face.
Description
TECHNICAL FIELD

This invention relates to a device for the hands free storage and transportation of personal electronic devices, especially personal communication devices. This device is capable of holding both fixed and collapsible (folding) communication devices.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Conventional cellular phone holders have primarily been designed to be worn around the waist. These holders have included various combinations of rigid plastic parts, springs, clips, clamps, snaps, swivels, and other parts for holding the phone and attaching it to the belt and/or waistband. These were generally designed to hold only one size, and, in many case, only one particular model, of phone. Being located at he waist, they can be difficult to hear, can be knocked about by the arm, and can interfere with the use of seatbelt restraints, safety vests (bullet proof vests, floatation vests, etc. . . . ), tool belts, and even sitting in general. The present invention is a device for storing and transporting phones in a comfortable and secure manner that is hands free, convenient, and placed in a more audible position.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

As cellular telephones and cellular telephone/walkie-talkies become increasingly popular, there exists a need for these and other communication devices to be worn in a convenient and secure manner that permits the freedom to perform other activities, such as walking, jogging, running, exercising, hunting, fishing, paddling, operating equipment, driving, performing construction work, etc. . . . . This device is designed as an upper armband pouch, to be used for storing and transporting personal electronic devices, primarily cellular telephones and cellular telephone/walkie-talkies. The device uses a stretchable, adjustable band for wearing around the upper arm, attached to which is a pouch with an adjustable closure for storing and transporting personal electronic devices. This device is capable of handling various sizes, shapes, and types of personal communication devices, including, but not limited to, cellular phones, both rigid and collapsible, and cellular phone/walkie-talkie combinations, both rigid and collapsible, as well as other personal electronic devices. The placement of the device and subsequently the phone permit the user to more easily hear the ring of the phone, a page, or a radio call over driving noise, road noise, construction noise, etc. . . . .

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows a user wearing the device.

FIG. 2 shows a detail of the device and the flap closing method.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention, CellBand, is a device designed as an upper armband pouch, to be used for storing and transporting personal electronic devices, primarily cellular telephones and cellular telephone/walkie-talkies. The CellBand uses a stretchable, adjustable band for wearing around the upper arm, attached to which is a pouch with an adjustable closure for storing and transporting personal electronic devices. It is constructed from a stretchable elastic band, which allows for a snug yet comfortable fit that flexes with the wearer's movements. The elastic band has two free ends, one of which has the hook portion of hook and loop tape on its face (outward facing side), and the other of which has the loop portion of hook and loop tape on its reverse side (inward facing side) for completing closure. (The preferred hook and loop tape is commercial quality VelcroŽ.) This type of closure permits further customization of the fit to suit the individual wearer's preferences. The armband is worn around the circumference of the wearer's upper arm. The pouch is attached perpendicular to the circumference of the armband, thus positioning the pouch parallel to the lengthwise direction of the wearer's upper arm. The pouch is made of a material that is sufficiently strong and rigid to secure and protect the stored device, which may be fabric, leather, or vinyl. The pouch is affixed so that it may be easily accessed for both insertion and removal of the device, and opening and closing of the flap. The preferred method of attaching the pouch to the armband is by stitching. The flap closure is secured with the hook portion of hook and loop tape on the pouch face, and the loop portion of hook and loop tape on the pouch flap for completing closure. (The preferred hook and loop tape is commercial quality VelcroŽ.) This allows for a secure closure and adjustment to fit devices of differing lengths. The product can be made in a variety of colors, prints, or combinations of colors, and with or without a logo, monogram, or embroidery.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification224/222, 224/930
International ClassificationA45F3/14
Cooperative ClassificationA45F5/00, A45F2005/008, A45F2200/0516
European ClassificationA45F5/00