TODAY’S PATENT – BAND
The band was invented by Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre and others, was patented by USPTO on 28th June, 2016 bearing patent No. USD760107S1. The patent is currently assigned to Apple Inc. The design of the band is generic and has been granted a design patent considering the ornamental design of it.
The band is a magnetic strap with bumps on it. It holds the rectangular digital dial, and straps a wrist watch onto the wrist. It positions the watch securely. Band sizes coordinate with the size of each device to ensure a comfortable fit and proper wear. It can be regarded as a fashion item, serving both a utilitarian and decorative function.