Patent Number: 6,167,573

Title: Suspenders

Abstract: A pair of suspenders comprises two comparatively long straps of a given width. Each of the comparatively long straps has a front portion terminating at a front end and a back portion terminating at a back end. The back portions cross each other. Moreover, a comparatively short strap having two opposite ends is affixed at each of the opposite ends to the back portion of each of the comparatively long straps so as to define a loop, which has an overall length that is at least several times greater than the given width of the comparatively long straps. One of the straps defining each of the loops passes through the other loop, whereby the loops enable the pair of suspenders, over a range of shoulder-to-shoulder spacings, to conform automatically to the shoulder-to-shoulder spacing of a wearer. The comparatively long straps are substantially inelastic. Furthermore, an elastic strap is attached to the each of the front and back portions of each of the comparatively long straps and each of the elastic straps has a distal end, to which a fastener is attached for fastening the elastic strap to a pair of pants. Preferably, the fastener is a wire loop, which is shaped to coact with a button on the pair of pants. Alternatively, the fastener is a clip, which is adapted to clip onto the pair of pants.

Inventors: Lewis; Patricia (Huber Heights, OH)

Assignee: Morning Pride Manufacturing, L.L.C.

International Classification: A41F 3/00 (20060101); A41F 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018