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(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2783849
(54) English Title: SPORT SOCK SUPPORT BAND
(54) French Title: BANDE DE SOUTIEN POUR CHAUSSETTES DE SPORT
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • A41F 13/00 (2006.01)
  • A43B 17/00 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • VERBAKEL, HENRY (Canada)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • VERBAKEL, HENRY (Canada)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • VERBAKEL, HENRY (Canada)
(74) Agent: PERRY + CURRIER
(45) Issued:
(22) Filed Date: 2012-07-27
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2013-01-27
Examination requested: 2017-07-05
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
61/512,054 United States of America 2011-07-27

English Abstract




A sock support band comprising a closed loop having a width thickness,
perimeter and opposing sides. The band has an elastic portion and an
attachment portion. The attachment portion has hook material attachment
means on one side for direct attachment to adjacent sock material.


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Claims

What is claimed:

1. A sock support band comprising

a closed loop having a width, thickness, perimeter and opposing sides,
said band having a first elastic portion along the perimeter and a second
attachment portion along the remaining perimeter, said attachment portion
having hook material attachment means on one side of the band for direct
attachment to an adjacent sock material.

2. The invention as claimed in claim 1, wherein said attachment portion is
non-elastic.

3. The invention as claimed in claim 1, wherein said hook material
attachment means is comprised of the hook component of the traditional hook
and loop attachment material known commercially under the Velcro.TM.
trademark.
4. The invention as claimed in claim 1, wherein said perimeter is deformable
for placement and retention around a limb object.


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5. The invention as claimed in claim 4, wherein said limb is a lower leg
beneath the knee.

6. The invention as claimed in claim 1, wherein said support band comprises
an elongate strap with a first end and a second end and buckle means on the
first end for attachment to the second end.

7. The invention as claimed in claim 7, wherein said buckle means is a cinch
buckle or tri glide.

8. A method of retaining a sock in place along the leg comprising one pulling
up said sock support band with said attachment portion facing outward, and
then
rotating the band 180 degrees so that said attachment portion faces inward,
secured to the sock fabric by way of said hook material attachment means.

9. A method of securing a sock against a limb by means of the band of Claim
1 comprising the steps of

manipulating the band so that the hook material attachment means are
oriented outwardly from the center of the loop;

stretching said band for placement over the limb in circumscribing
relationship;


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manipulating said band so that the hook material attachment means are

orientated inwardly towards the centre of the loop and towards the limb;

releasing the band for engagement of the hook material attachment
means against the sock material.

10. The method as claimed in claim 9 wherein said adjacent sock material is
knitted.

11. The method as claimed in claim 9 wherein said sock material has
complementary loop material attachment means for attachment to said hook
material attachment means.


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Title Date
(22) Filed 2012-07-27
(41) Open to Public Inspection 2013-01-27
Examination Requested 2017-07-05

Maintenance Fee

Description Date Amount
Last Payment 2017-06-07 $100.00
Next Payment if small entity fee 2018-07-27 $100.00
Next Payment if standard fee 2018-07-27 $200.00

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Payment History

Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Filing $200.00 2012-07-27
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 2 2014-07-28 $50.00 2014-07-07
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 3 2015-07-27 $50.00 2015-07-20
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 4 2016-07-27 $50.00 2016-07-13
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 5 2017-07-27 $100.00 2017-06-07
Request for Examination $400.00 2017-07-05

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Prosecution-Amendment 2017-08-25 6 207
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