Eartip with Tether

Patent No. 8,498,440

Issued: July 30, 2013
Filed:  Aug. 30, 2011
Term Extension: 21 Days

Inventor: John W. Parkins, Mark DeWilde (Ithaca, NY)
Assignee: Red Tail Hawk Corporation (Ithaca, NY)


An eartip made of a resilient body with an eartip core inside the open center of the body, and a tether attached to the eartip core at an attachment region along the length of the core. A free end of the tether extends outward from the eartip, allowing a wearer to remove the eartip from their ear by pulling on the tether.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/378,492, filed Aug. 31, 2010, entitled "EARTIP WITH LEASH", and also Provisional Application No. 61/416,631, filed Nov. 23, 2010, also entitled "EARTIP WITH LEASH". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of these United States provisional applications is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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