TODAY’S PATENT-ZIPPER REPLACEMENT DEVICE
The Zipper replacement device was invented by Jill Sloan (Kernville, CA) on 23rd August 2016 bearing patent number US9420854B1.
The present invention relates to a device to replace a broken section of zipper. The present invention includes a track with an inner surface and an outer surface. A plurality of teeth are disposed along the inner surface of the track. A groove extends across the outer surface of the track and creates an inner volume in the track. The inner volume is configured to receive the teeth of the broken zipper section therein. Flanges that extend from an upper portion and a lower portion of the track into the groove help to secure the track in place. Further, a stop at an end of the track is used to attach the zipper replacement device to the material containing the broken zipper.
The prior art describes devices and methods for removing a zipper slider. The prior art also discloses fastening devices for securing two articles together utilizing a cohesive means. However, the prior art does not address the problem of replacing a broken section of zipper apart from the zipper slider. Therefore, there is a need in the prior art for a device that can replace the broken track or teeth of a zipper.