The Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Katherine Kelly Vidal, has granted Pacific Capital Partners, Unipessoal, Lda the patent for a new invention in the form of a bracelet. Invented by PCP’s director, Ini Ghidirmic, this bracelet intends to help put a stop to the spread of COVID-19.
This means that Pacific Capital Partners has the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States of America or importing the invention into the United States of America.
This bracelet includes two compartments:
a first compartment configured to store a mask;
a second compartment configured to store a flask for dispensing a solution, preferably antibacterial gel.
In one embodiment, the flask compartment may be worn on the side of the wrist adjacent to the palm, so that pressing on the compartment can dispense solution directly into the palm of the wearer. The bracelet may have a variety fashionable and ornamental appearances with the first and/or second compartments built into a front or rear of the bracelet.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, people are compelled and/or required to wear masks when in public places. As people are not used to carrying around a mask, it is common to leave their homes or cars without their mask, forcing them to face others in public without their mask or forcing them to backtrack to retrieve their mask. Similarly, people often find themselves in a public setting where they would like to sanitize their hands with antibacterial gel but they forgot to bring the gel with them and do not otherwise have access to hand gel.
The patent request for the aforementioned bracelet was first submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in December 2020 and awarded in June 2022. Given the current threat of a new variant of COVID-19, this invention is and will continue to be a personal defense weapon against the propagation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
With a deep belief in this product and its necessity to this forever changed world, Pacific Capital Partners has created the OTTOTTO brand. At the time being, prototypes for the OTTOTTO bracelet have been created and are now awaiting to be produced by a manufacturer. The company is currently looking into local manufacturers in order to turn this useful and stylish accessory a reality.