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A small button like device is adapted to receive an ornament on one side and is contoured on the other side. This other side is provided with means for detachably securing same to the exposed navel of a wearer by a combination of suction, friction and adhesion.
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United States Patent 11 1 Davis, Sr.
[ Aug. 27, 1974 1 1 ORNAMENT WITH SECURING MEANS  inventor: John N. Davis, Sr., Ten Stanley Oval, Westfield, Fayetteville, NC. 07090 L 22 Filed: Apr. 4, 1972 21 App]. No.: 240,989
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Primary EtaminerGeorge F. Lesmes Assistant Examiner-Henry F. Epstein Attorney, Agent, or FirmShlesinger, Arkwright, Garvey & Dinsmore  ABSTRACT A small button like device is adapted to receive an ornament on one side and is contoured on the other side. This other side is provided with means for detachably securing same to the/exposed navel of a wearer by a combination of suction, friction and adhe- 1 Claim, 4 Drawing Figures ORNAMENT WITH SECURING MEANS FIELD OF THE INVENTION My invention is directed toward ornaments and other decorative objects which can be worn detachably on a support which itself can be detachably secured to the exposed navel of a wearer.
SUMMARY The support takes the form of a small button like device contoured on one side for detachably securing the device to the navel by a combination of suction, friction and adhesion.
The other side of the device is adapted to detachably receive a decorative object which in general can be of the type of suitable size and weight to be worn comfortably on earrings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a front elevation of my invention in use;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged detail section taken along line 22 in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a front elevation of one of the parts of FIG. 2; and
FIG. 4 is a rear elevation of the part shown in FIG. 3.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS ing from a rear surface 16 which serves as an adhesive plane. These lips together with surface 16 form a vacuum cup. The outer convex surface of the lips 14 form a friction surface. I
Surface 16 can have a protective removable backing film exposing adhesive means such as an adhesive layer 30.
In use, the device is placed firmly in the navel and finger pressure is used to progressively pull the skin outward immediately surrounding the navel to produce a combined suction cup and adhesive securing action. The overlying skin pressing against the outer convex surface of the lips provides an additional friction clasping action which holds the device in place.
A suitable decoration 20 can be secured to a disc 22.
The disc can have a rearwardly extending axial post 24 adapted to slidably engage an axial bore 26 extending inward from the front surface 28 of the device whereby the structure is complete. Other securing methods can be used to attach the decoration to the device.
While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.
Having thus described this invention, what I claim is:
1. Means for securing an ornament comprising:
a. a small button-like member adapted on one side to be detachably secured to the navel of a wearer,
b. said one side of said member being so contoured and including lip and adhesive means whereby said member is detachably held in place by a combination of suction, friction and adhesion, and
c. ornament means including a decorative object of suitable size and weight of the type adapted to be worn comfortably on earrings,
(I. said ornament means being detachably secured to I