|Publication number||US20080116239 A1|
|Application number||US 11/561,349|
|Publication date||May 22, 2008|
|Filing date||Nov 17, 2006|
|Priority date||Nov 17, 2006|
|Publication number||11561349, 561349, US 2008/0116239 A1, US 2008/116239 A1, US 20080116239 A1, US 20080116239A1, US 2008116239 A1, US 2008116239A1, US-A1-20080116239, US-A1-2008116239, US2008/0116239A1, US2008/116239A1, US20080116239 A1, US20080116239A1, US2008116239 A1, US2008116239A1|
|Original Assignee||Lu Shin-Chiang|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (1), Classifications (10), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1. Field of Invention
The present invention relates to a yoga stretch strap, and more particularly to a structure design for using a yoga stretch strap as a yoga mat suspender.
2. Related Art
Yoga, a sport to modify the status of human body through specific postures and sitting meditation, is capable of releasing the spirit and improving body health. In the extremely busy tempo of city life, yoga leisurely becomes a trend. Yoga has utmost benefit in balancing the spirit through seeking mind and pursuing enlightenment.
There are many tools applicable to yoga, such as yoga mat, yoga ball, yoga brick and yoga stretch strap. Refer to
The yoga mat provides soft to buffer impacts and give protections during the posture practices or sitting meditation. Thus, the practicer may be protected from injury of bones, muscles and skins during practice, thereby maintain a longer practice time.
Since yoga is a specialized but not location-limited exercise, the practicer needs to carry some assistant tools (such as yoga mat, yoga stretch strap and etc.). But too many assistant tools cause inconveniences while carried. For example, the yoga mat need a suspender or bag to carry, and the yoga stretch strap needs to be bound up instead of loosened and hardly carrying. Therefore, the practicer needs some time to gather and organize the assistant tools after practice. There is specific similar product in the market, declared that multiple functions are implemented (such as using a yoga mat suspender to replace the yoga stretch strap). However, the design form has been fundamentally changed and far from a normal original yoga stretch strap. Since the original functions/effects of the yoga stretch strap are no longer achieved, such design is not ideal. The technical issue about gathering and combining some yoga assistant tools with their original functions remained, has become urgent and critical.
To solve the technical problems existing in the prior art, the present invention provides a multifunctional yoga stretch strap with the objectives of: simplifying the gathering operation of the yoga assistant tools, using a yoga stretch strap as a gathering suspender for a yoga mat, and meanwhile remaining completely the original shapes and functions of the yoga stretch strap.
According to the exemplary embodiment of the invention, the present invention is configured with a combination structure at a back end of the yoga stretch strap. The back end and a front end of the strap body are used to surround a rolled-up yoga mat after yoga practice. The combination structure binds and fixed the back end of the strap body on the yoga mat. Therefore, the yoga stretch strap may become a suspender for the yoga mat without changing the original form of the yoga stretch strap, along with convenience and attractive appearance.
Further scope of applicability of the present invention will become apparent from the detailed description given hereinafter. However, it should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the invention, are given by way of illustration only, since various changes and modifications within the spirit and scope of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from this detailed description.
The present invention will become more fully understood from the detailed description given hereinbelow illustration only, and thus are not limitative of the present invention, and wherein:
The present invention is related to a multifunctional yoga stretch strap that has the function of a gathering suspender for a yoga mat. Please refer to
A yoga stretch strap 1 of the present invention includes a lengthwise strap body 10. At a front end of the strap body 10, a dual-ring buckle 50 is configured thereon. The dual-ring buckle 50 is formed by folding and sewing up the front sides of the strap body 10, capable of connecting with the strap body 10 itself to make the yoga stretch strap 1 a closed loop for the stretching motions of specific postures. A holding structure 30 is a elastic member configured at the front end of the strap body 10 for holding the strap body 10. On the strap body 10 an anti-skid structure 40 is configured for the user to hold. A combination structure 20 is configured at a back end of the strap body 10, using a male/female buckle for reverse folding and combination. Please refer
Afterwards, detailed descriptions are provided for the implementation operation of the present invention. Please refer to
During common yoga practice the user may normally use the yoga stretch strap 1 of the present invention. When the yoga practice is done and the yoga mat 2 is rolled up, the user may use the strap body 10 to pass through the dual-ring buckle 50 (
Next, detailed descriptions are provided for the implementations according to the present invention. Please refer to
When both the two portions of the yoga mat 2 (the upper and lower portions) are fixed by the multifunctional yoga stretch strap 1 of the present invention, the present invention presents an appearance for suspender function (
To allow the user using the yoga stretch strap 1 of the present invention easily, the combination structure 20 of the present invention has no limitation on the amount of the male/female buckle(s). Meanwhile, the combination structure 20 may be implemented by any structure that achieves the combination functions. Please refer to
The invention being thus described, it will be obvious that the same may be varied in many ways. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the spirit and scope of the invention, and all such modifications as would be obvious to one skilled in the art are intended to be included within the scope of the following claims.
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|U.S. Classification||224/575, 224/250, 482/148|
|International Classification||A63B23/00, A45F3/14, A45F4/00|
|Cooperative Classification||A45F3/14, A45C13/30|
|European Classification||A45F3/14, A45C13/30|
|Nov 17, 2006||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: SCI-SPORTEK SPORT TECHNOLOGY CO, LTD., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:LU, SHIN-CHIANG;REEL/FRAME:018534/0381
Effective date: 20061115