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Publication numberUS20060260153 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/308,459
Publication dateNov 23, 2006
Filing dateMar 28, 2006
Priority dateApr 27, 2005
Publication number11308459, 308459, US 2006/0260153 A1, US 2006/260153 A1, US 20060260153 A1, US 20060260153A1, US 2006260153 A1, US 2006260153A1, US-A1-20060260153, US-A1-2006260153, US2006/0260153A1, US2006/260153A1, US20060260153 A1, US20060260153A1, US2006260153 A1, US2006260153A1
InventorsRobin Stewart White
Original AssigneeRobin Stewart White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device slideably attachable/detachable to a single shoelace on a shoe or on a boot.
US 20060260153 A1
Abstract
This invention relates to a decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, consisting of a primary Loop connected to a middle component bi-directional Attachment and then said Attachment is connected to any suitable expressive jewelry piece; wherein said decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device is slideably attachable/detachable to a single shoelace or a single Velcro-style fastener on a shoe or on a boot; wherein said decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device includes a Method for processing various jewelry findings, charms/trinkets/emblems, or other suitable jewelry piece types in such a way to cause the Expression to lay face-up and/or flat against the shoe or boot when the memory triggering device is properly attached to a shoelace or fastener on a shoe or on a boot; wherein said decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device serves as a memory activator each time it moves against the shoe or boot as the foot of the wearer is in motion; wherein said Loop component of the ornamental memory triggering device stands for Completeness and enables a good fit to the shoelace or fastener as the ornamental memory triggering device is slideably attached to, and/or slideably detached from, the shoelace or fastener on a shoe or on a boot; wherein said decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, called a “Shoebie” by this inventor, lends itself to artistic creativity and numerous embodiment possibilities and is a simple way to trigger someone's memory; furthermore, this “Shoebie” memory triggering device is fun to make, fun to use, very personal to the individuality of the wearer, and is inherently versatile as a new jewelry piece type, thereby increasing its use and marketability.
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Claims(15)
What is claimed is:
1. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device slideably attachable/detachable to a single shoelace or fastener on a shoe or on a boot, said device comprising: (a) A Loop to enable slideably attaching/detaching the device to a shoelace or fastener on a shoe or on a boot; (b) A middle component bi-directional Attachment of said Loop to any jewelry ornamental piece type Expression, thereby forming The Total Embodiment which descends downward in a vertical position; and (c) Any suitable jewelry ornamental piece type Expression, such as a charm, trinket, or other expressive ornamental jewelry piece type containing components which enable the Expression to be attached to, and/or detached from, one end of said middle Attachment of claim 1(b).
2. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device further comprising a Loop, as described in claim 1(a), consisting of metal, nylon monofilament thread, ribbon, leather, beads, or any suitable materials or findings that will lend themselves to the shape of a circle, triangle, rectangle, square, or any geometric shape whereby the ends can be welded, glued, tied, or by any means securely bonded together making one solid, unbroken loop.
3. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, further comprising a middle component bi-directional Attachment to the Loop, as described in claim 1(b), consisting of findings such as jump rings, materials such as twisted links, beads, or any suitable materials enabling the Loop as described in claim 1(a) to be attached to the charm/trinket Expression as described in claim 1(c).
4. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, wherein the device is convertible at the point of the Loop of claim 1(a) to one end of the middle Attachment of claim 1(b), by using a quick link or any other type of ring or object component conducive to opening and/or closing the Loop whereby the middle component bi-directional Attachment as described in claim 1(b) can be easily attached/detached from said Loop.
5. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, wherein said device is convertible at either end of the middle component bi-directional Attachment of claim 1(b), by using findings such as jump rings, twisted links, beads, or any material component conducive to easily opening, closing, attaching, and/or detaching either end of the middle Attachment to/from the Loop of claim 1(a) and/or which facilitates the easy attaching/detaching of the Expression, as described in claim 1(c).
6. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, wherein said device is convertible at the point of the Expression, as described in claim 1(c), by using different ornamental jewelry types such as charms, trinkets, and ornaments comprised of any suitable component that can easily be opened, closed, attached and/or detached to/from the middle component Attachment as described in claim 1(b).
7. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, wherein said device descends in a vertical position after being slideably attached to a shoelace or Velcro-style fastener on a shoe or on a boot after which both shoelaces are securely tied or the Velcro-style fastener is secured to the Velcro on the shoe or boot.
8. A Method for constructing a decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device as defined in claim 1, wherein said Method comprises the process of connecting the Loop of claim 1(a), to one end of the middle component bi-directional Attachment of claim 1(b), and then connecting the opposite end of the middle Attachment to the Expression of claim 1(c) in such a way thereby causing the Expression to lie face-up and/or flat against the shoe when the Expression is slideably attached to the shoelace or fastener on a shoe or on a boot.
9. A Method, as described in claim 8, wherein said Method is heretofore referenced by this inventor as the “Shoebie Jump Ring Schema”, comprising the steps of: A) Using any suitably attachable Expression of claim 1(c) as the initial reference point of the process; B) Laying out and then assembling the components of the middle bi-directional Attachment of claim 1(b) into proper positions which will ultimately cause the Expression to lay flat and/or face-up against the side of the shoe or boot as the shoe/boot is being worn on the foot; C) Connecting one end of the bi-directional Attachment onto the Expression; D) Connecting the opposite end of the middle Attachment to the Loop of claim 1(a); and E) Slideably attaching the Loop onto the shoelace or fastener just before tying up the shoelace or fastening the fastener, thus causing the total composite embodiment of the memory triggering device to descend from the shoelace or fastener in a vertical position.
10. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, wherein said device is a memory triggering activator object instrumental in registering a feeling of movement against the foot of the wearer of the shoe or boot to which the embodiment of the device is attached when the wearer's foot is in motion thereby triggering the memory of the wearer of said memory triggering device to remember/recall whatever his/her mind has previously recorded.
11. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device as defined in claim 1, wherein said device, when in motion, moves against the shoe or boot of the foot of the wearer.
12. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, where after said memory triggering device is slideably attached to the shoelace of a shoe or a boot, the wearer then secures the decorative ornamental memory triggering device to the shoe or to the boot by tying the two shoelaces together securely.
13. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, wherein said memory triggering device is slideably attachable/detachable to a single Velcro-style shoe fastener before securing the fastener against the Velcro on a shoe or on a boot.
14. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as described in claim 1, wherein said memory triggering device descends in a vertical position after the fastener is secured against the Velcro on the shoe or boot thereby holding the memory triggering device in place.
15. A decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device, as defined in claim 1, wherein said ornamental memory device is slideably attachable/detachable to any suitable type of shoelace or fastener on a shoe or on a boot thus enabling this memory device to operate as intended in claims 1 through 14.
Description
  • [0001]
    This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/674,920 filed on Apr. 27, 2005, which is incorporated by reference.
  • BACKGROUND OF INVENTION
  • [0002]
    The present invention generally relates to a decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device designed specifically as a memory activator object and personal expression to be worn on a single shoelace or worn on a single Velcro fastener on a shoe or on a boot, heretofore referenced by this inventor as a “Shoebie”.
  • [0003]
    All of us have goals, dreams, and aspirations dancing around in our minds as we go throughout our daily routines. Many times, we make little notes to ourselves, and then we get so caught up with our daily tasks that we forget to remember even the one small goal we have set for ourselves that day; and once again, our dream has a setback. All we need is a little reminder to keep us on our path. The device, called a “Shoebie” by this inventor, is an attractive and simple decorative ornamental memory triggering object designed especially for this purpose.
  • [0004]
    This decorative memory triggering device is activated whenever the shoe of the foot of the wearer is in motion, thereby causing the wearer to experience the sensation of the device moving against his/her foot, thus causing the wearer's memory to recall any message the wearer chooses to record in his/her memory. This memory triggering device will give the wearer a quick motivating boost along the path to his/her goal.
  • SUMMARY OF INVENTION
  • [0005]
    Please reference FIG. 1, FIG. 5 and FIG. 7. All we need is a little reminder to keep us on our path. My invention is an attractive and simple decorative ornamental memory triggering device designed especially for this purpose. We all have a voice and many of us feel strongly about our views. My invention called a “Shoebie” is especially designed to be individually expressive by the wearer. This versatile ornamental memory triggering device is pleasing to the eye, invites a maker's creativity, serves as a fun way to add individuality to footwear, and aids the wearer's memory recall.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0006]
    FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a total embodiment of a decorative composite ornamental memory triggering device on a shoelace on a shoe, in accordance with the invention as defined in Claim 1.
  • [0007]
    FIG. 2 depicts the component parts of a decorative composite ornamental memory triggering device, as described in Claim 1.
  • [0008]
    FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a decorative memory triggering device as it is being slideably attached onto a shoelace, as defined in Claim 1.
  • [0009]
    FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a decorative ornamental memory triggering device being slideably attached and/or detached to/from a shoelace as defined in Claim 1.
  • [0010]
    FIG. 5 is a perspective view of an embodiment of a decorative ornamental memory triggering device, after it is secured to the shoelace on a shoe, as described in Claim 1, wherein the Loop in this view has an 18 mm Circle made of leather lace.
  • [0011]
    FIG. 6 depicts the components of a convertible memory triggering device, as described in Claim 4, comprising of 1. an openable and closeable Loop; 2. alternate expression; and 3. another alternate expression.
  • [0012]
    FIG. 7 is a perspective view of several of the components of FIG. 6 connected together to form a different convertible embodiment of a memory triggering device, as described in Claim 4. The convertible component in this view is the quick link as the Loop of Claim 1.
  • [0013]
    FIG. 8 is another perspective view of a different convertible embodiment of a memory triggering device, as described in Claim 4, wherein said device is attached to a shoelace on a boot instead of a shoe.
  • [0014]
    FIG. 9 depicts the “Shoebie Jump Ring Schema” method to produce and process the middle component bi-directional Attachment as described in Claim 1(b), Claim 8, and Claim 9.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0015]
    Please reference: Claim 1, Claim 4, Claim 9, FIG. 1-4, and FIG. 9. The preferred embodiment of a decorative composite convertible ornamental memory triggering device (Claim 1), called a “Shoebie” by this inventor, comprises: A) an 18 mm unopened Circle for the Loop as described in Claim 1(a); B) a middle component bi-directional Attachment, as described in Claim 1(b), wherein said middle Attachment is made of not more than 4 jump rings connected together, wherein one end of said middle component Attachment operates as a connection to said Loop of Claim 1(a) and the opposite end of said middle Attachment is connected to the Expression of Claim 1(c); and C) any Expression, e.g. charms, trinkets, emblems which can be suitably attached and/or detached to/from the middle component Attachment of Claim 1(b).
  • [0016]
    The preferred embodiment method to produce and process the middle Attachment component of Claim 1(b) is the “Shoebie Jump Ring Schema” (Claim 9, FIG. 9) which causes the Expression of Claim 1(c) to lay flat and/or face-up against the shoe when the device is properly attached to the shoelace or fastener on a shoe or on a boot (FIG. 1, FIG. 5, FIG. 7, FIG. 8).
  • [0017]
    The preferred embodiment is convertible at the point of the Loop connection to one end of the middle Attachment, as described in Claim 4 and displayed in FIG. 6.
  • [0018]
    The preferred embodiment of said memory triggering device is slideably attachable/detachable to the outside, uppermost shoelace of the left shoe just before the wearer ties the shoelaces on the left shoe (FIG. 1, FIG. 3, and FIG. 4).
  • [0019]
    The preferred embodiment of said memory triggering device is in a vertical position after being attached to the left shoe (FIG. 1, FIG. 5, FIG. 7, FIG. 8).
  • [0020]
    While specific examples have been described herein, it is to be understood that this invention is not limited to these examples. One skilled in the art may recognize that modifications can be made without departing from the scope and spirit of this invention.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/136
International ClassificationA43B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/24, A43C9/02, A43B3/0078
European ClassificationA43B3/00S80, A43B23/24, A43C9/02