Infinitely adjustable collar with multiple securements

  • US 10,398,129 B2
  • Filed: 03/28/2017
  • Issued: 09/03/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A collar, comprising:

  • a main collar strip having a first width, inner and outer surfaces, top and bottom edges and first and second ends;

    an alligator flap overlying said outer surface of said main collar strip adjacent to said first end, said alligator flap having top and bottom edges, a hinge end and a free end, with said hinge end secured to said main collar strip at a point recessed from said first end of said main collar strip to form an alligator mouth arrangement, said alligator flap having an inner surface facing a corresponding portion of the outer surface of said main collar strip, wherein said inner surface of said alligator flap and said corresponding outer surface portion of said main collar strip facing said alligator flap include hook-and-loop fastener material, and wherein said second end of said main collar strip has inner and outer surfaces with hook-and-loop fastener material, such that said second end of said main collar strip can be inserted between and secured to said corresponding outer surface portion of said first end and said inner surface of said alligator flap by said hook and loop fastener materials, with said respective hook and loop fastener material on said inner surface of said alligator flap being in direct contact with said respective hook and loop fastener material on said outer surface of said second end of said main collar strip and said respective hook and loop fastener material on said corresponding portion of said main collar strip being in direct contact with said respective hook and loop fastener material on said inner surface of said second end of said main collar strip to establish an effective length of said collar; and

    a securement strap projecting over and beyond said free end of said alligator flap to secure said alligator flap in a closed position;

    said securement strap being recessed in from said top and bottom edges of said alligator flap and being more flexible than said alligator flap.

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