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Title:
SPORTS EQUIPMENT CARRIER WHICH CAN BE WORN
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/160826
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
A device for carrying a surfboard, similar sporting equipment or other objects. One embodiment is comprised of webbing material with fixed loop (24) having a buckle (22) that slides along the fixed loop (24) and a strap element (20) that in combination with the buckle (22) creates a secondary adjustable loop. The secondary adjustable loop is used to hold a surfboard or other object securely in place and the fixed loop (24) supports the surfboard from one of the user's shoulder allowing hands free operation. When not utilized as a carrier the device can be worn, such as a belt. The user keeps the fixed loop (24) compressed together, wraps the carrier around his / her waist, through the buckle (22) and then attaches it back onto itself.

Inventors:
THOMPSON, Gary, McClellan (422 E Maple Ave, El Segundo, CA, 90245, US)
Application Number:
US2016/024745
Publication Date:
October 06, 2016
Filing Date:
March 29, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
THOMPSON, Gary, McClellan (422 E Maple Ave, El Segundo, CA, 90245, US)
International Classes:
B65G7/12; A63B55/00; A63C11/02; A45C11/00; B63B35/79
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Claims:
AMENDED CLAIMS

received by the International Bureau on 26 September 2016 (26.09.2016)

1. Cancelled

2. An equipment carrying device comprising:

a strap element comprising opposing first and second faces, said strap element having a first end. a second end and a junction point intermediate the first and second ends;

a buckle slidab!y disposed along the strap element between the first end and the junction point, and

a plurality of fastening patches attached to the strap element, where the first face at the first end is fixedly attached to the first face at the junction point to define a fixed first loop sized for placement over a user's shoulder, with the buckle being positionable along the fixed first loop,

and one or more of the fastening patches are provided on the second face proximal the second end, where the second end of the strap element is insertable through the buckle and attachable to a user-selected location on the strap element via the fastening patches, thereby creating an adjustable second loop suitable for securing an object to be carried,

and one or more of the fastening patches are provided on the second face at a location distal from the second end, enabling the adjustable second loop to be sized for wearing the device as a belt around a waist of the user.

3. The equipment carrying device according to claim 2 further comprising a tongue provided at the second end of the strap element, where the tongue facilitates inserting the second end of the strap element through the buckle prior to forming the adjustable second loop.

4. The equipment carrying device according to claim 2 wherein the adjustable second loop has a size suitable to carry a surfboard or a stand-up paddleboard.

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5. The equipment carrying device according to claim 2 further comprising additional fastening patches, on the second face of the strap element at a location halfway around the fixed first loop from the junction point, and on the first face of the strap element at a location between the junction point and the second end, where the additional fastening patches are suitable for doubling over and securing the first fixed loop, thereby shortening a distance between the buckle and the second end to achieve improved fit when wearing the device as a belt around the waist of the user.

6. The equipment carrying device according to claim 5 wherein the buckle includes two slots, where the fixed first loop is permanently fitted through a first slot, and the adjustable second loop is passable through a second slot.

7. The equipment carrying device according to claim 2 wherein the strap element is comprised of a polyester, polypropylene or nylon webbing material.

8. The equipment carrying device according to claim 7 wherein the webbing material has a width in a range of 1.27-7.62 centimeters (0.5-3.0 inches) and a length in a range of 0.92-3.08 meters (3.0-10.0 feet).

9. The equipment carrying device according to claim 2 wherein the fastening patches are mating pieces of hook-and-loop type fastener material.

10. The equipment carrying device according to claim 9 wherein one of the fastening patches is a piece of loop type material on the second face of the strap element which extends from a location proximal the second end to a location between the first end and the junction point.

11. The equipment carrying device according to claim 2 wherein the junction point is located at a position approximately 2/3 of a distance from the first end to the second end of the strap element.

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12. The equipment carrying device according to claim 2 wherein the first end is attached to the junction point by sewing to define the fixed first loop.

13. A wearable surfboard carrying sling, said sling comprising:

a strap element having opposing first and second faces, a first end, a second end and a junction point located approximately 2/3 of a distance from the first end to the second end;

a buckle slidably disposed along the strap element between the first end and the junction point;

a patch of hook-type fastener material attached to second face of the strap element proximal the second end; and

a length of loop-type fastener material attached to second face of the strap element which extends from a location proximal the patch of hook-type fastener material to a location between the first end and the junction point,

where the first face at the first end is fixedly attached to the first face at the junction point to define a fixed first loop sized for placement over a user's shoulder, with the buckle being positionable along the fixed first loop,

and where the second end of the strap element is insertable through the buckle and attachable to a user-selected location on the strap element via the hook-type and loop-type fastener materials on the second face, thereby creating an adjustable second loop suitable for securing and carrying a surfboard, and further enabling the adjustable second loop to be sized for wearing the sling as a belt around a waist of the user.

14. The surfboard carrying sling according to claim 13 further comprising a tongue provided at the second end of the strap element, where the tongue facilitates inserting the second end of the strap element through the buckle prior to forming the adjustable second loop.

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15. The surfboard carrying sling according to claim 13 further comprising an additional patch of hook-type fastener material on the first face of the strap element at a location between the junction point and the second end, where the additional patch and the length of loop-type fastener material are suitable for doubling over and securing the first fixed loop, thereby shortening a distance between the buckle and the second end to achieve improved fit when wearing the device as a belt around the waist of the user.

16. The surfboard carrying sling according to claim 3 wherein the buckle includes two slots, where the fixed first loop is permanently fitted through a first slot, and the adjustable second loop is passable through a second slot. 7. An equipment carrying device comprising:

a strap element having opposing first and second faces, a first end, a second end and a junction point intermediate the first and second ends;

a first buckle component slidably disposed along the strap element between the first end and the junction point, where the first face at the first end is fixedly attached to the first face at the junction point to define a fixed first loop sized for placement over a user's shoulder, with the first buckle component being positionable along the fixed first loop; and

a second buckle component slidably disposed along the strap element between the junction point and the second end, where the second buckle component is attachable to the first buckle component, thereby creating an adjustable second toop suitable for securing an object to be carried or for wearing the device as a belt around a waist of the user, where a size of the adjustable second loop is determined by how far the user pulls the second end of the strap element through the second buckle component.

18. The equipment carrying device according to claim 17 further comprising additional fastening patches, on the second face of the strap element at a location halfway around the fixed first loop from the junction point, and on the first face of the strap element at a location between the junction point and the second end, where the

18 additional fastening patches are suitable for doubling over and securing the first fixed loop, thereby shortening a distance between the buckle and the second end to achieve improved fit when wearing the device as a belt around the waist of the user.

19. The equipment carrying device according to claim 17 wherein the first and second buckle components are mating halves of a snap-connectable buckle.

20. The equipment carrying device according to claim 17 wherein the strap element is comprised of a polyester, polypropylene or nylon webbing material, and the webbing material has a width in a range of 1.27-7.62 centimeters (0.5-3.0 inches) and a length in a range of 0.92-3.08 meters (3.0-10.0 feet).

21. The equipment carrying device according to claim 17 wherein the junction point is located at a position approximately 2/3 of a distance from the first end to the second end of the strap element.

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