Bead Chain Patents (Class 59/2)
  • Patent number: 8904744
    Abstract: The method includes providing a source of flat stock; forming the flat stock into a spherical shaped bead that includes connected semi-spherical bead halves with each half having opposed open recesses that are located in a circular edge that defines each semi-spherical half; providing a source of wire stock; forming the wire stock into a series of the interconnected links with each link having a middle section and contiguous opposed enlarged ends at respective ends of the middle section; positioning the formed links each between adjacently disposed spherical shaped beads for accommodation in facing recesses thereof; closing the connected semi-spherical bead halves to form the spherical shaped bead; and laser welding between the connected semi-spherical bead halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 8701439
    Abstract: Jewel having a decorative element such as a precious stone, a bezel including a body provided with at least one hole defining a longitudinal direction, the body having claws mounted thereon, which embed the decorative element, a wire-like support on which the bezel is mounted, the wire-like support extending longitudinally through the body of the bezel through the hole. The wire-like support has a bore located in the body, and the jewel further has an elongated stop element, which extends transversely in the body while passing through the bore formed in the wire-like support. The stop element is engaged with stop surfaces formed within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Etesi
    Inventor: Arthur Sieradzki
  • Patent number: 8607541
    Abstract: A chain includes a plurality of links, each link has a first end having a knob and an opposite second end having a cavity, wherein the cavity is shaped and dimensioned to receive the knob of a mating link. The links are joined together knob-to-cavity to form a chain wherein the links can both axially and transversely rotate. In an embodiment, each link has a neck which receives a collar. In another embodiment, a wire is passed through a tunnel in all the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Victor Vito Cavuoti
  • Publication number: 20110154799
    Abstract: A device (10) for the on-site fitting and extraction of pivot pins of large chain links, which include an alternating sequence of external links and internal links, each internal link including two parallel side pieces pierced at their ends, joined together at the ends by a tubular spacer, and articulated at the ends of the side pieces of the internal links on the pierced ends of the parallel side pieces of two consecutive external links via pivot pins, of the type which includes at least one cylinder (44) which is intended to selectively stress a pivot pin or a side piece of an external link in order to insert the pin or extract the pin, characterized in that it includes a pair of portable cylinder supports (46), supporting two pivoting cylinders (44), synchronized in displacement, and a control device (48) common to both cylinders (44).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Jean Sevrette
  • Patent number: 7716911
    Abstract: A ball chain including metal balls with a small wall thickness and can withstand a large tensile load are provided. A method of manufacturing the same includes rounding a piece of metal to form rotation-axis symmetric bodies (22) and connecting the rotation-axis symmetric bodies (22) in a chain-like manner with connecting shafts. Each of the connecting shafts has connecting heads on both end portions. Each of the rotation-axis symmetric bodies (22) has a butt seam (24) in a direction of a rotation axis of the rotation-axis symmetric body and a weld part (25) at least one part of the butt seam (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Namiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Namiki, Hiroji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7594330
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for making an item of jewelry. The method includes the steps of providing a chain comprising a plurality of links; providing at least one bead having an opening defined therethrough; providing a press having a support member, a hammer, and at least one pin; positioning the bead on the chain; resting the bead on the support member; positioning a first link on the at least one pin; and actuating the press, whereby the first link is widened. In a preferred embodiment the item of jewelry is a rosary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: The Jerusalem Jewelry Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hagop Momjian
  • Publication number: 20090183488
    Abstract: A ball chain including metal balls with a small wall thickness and can withstand a large tensile load are provided. A method of manufacturing the same includes rounding a piece of metal to form rotation-axis symmetric bodies 22 and connecting the rotation-axis symmetric bodies 22 in a chain-like manner with connecting shafts. Each of the connecting shafts has connecting heads on both end portions. Each of the rotation-axis symmetric bodies 22 has a butt seam 24 in a direction of a rotation axis of the rotation-axis symmetric body and a weld part 25 at at least one part of the butt seam 24.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Namiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Namiki, Hiroji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7409763
    Abstract: A jewelry article includes an elongated support and a multiplicity of beads strung along the support. At least one of the beads constitutes a locking bead consisting of a substantially closed hollow shell with a pair of aligned holes sized to slideably receive the support. A heat-shrinkable plastic tube is positioned inside the shell with its opposite ends captured by portions of said shell around the holes. The tube has a heat-deformed inner wall which substantially conforms to the support so as to permanently anchor the bead to the support. A method of stringing the locking bead is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald Pratt
  • Patent number: 7334434
    Abstract: A sliding-type faster for accessary chain has a hollow sphere having a pair of through holes, an elastic disk having a hole provided in the hollow sphere, and an accessary chain that slides into the through hole of the elastic disk. The outer diameter of the elastic disk for inserting the accessory chain is smaller than the inner diameter of the hollow sphere so that the outer surface of the elastic disk does not press tightly against the inner wall surface of the hollow sphere. Material such as polyurethane having high elasticity can be used for the elastic disk. The elastic disk can easily be installed in the hollow sphere by pressing or rolling it into a ball. Because of its increased thickness, the elastic disk will not slip out from the hollow sphere and achieve a long life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Nihon Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Mishima
  • Patent number: 7272922
    Abstract: A chain has chain links (110) having basically spherical geometry (116) and four flattened surfaces (118) equally distributed in the circumferential direction. A chamber (120) is formed in the chain links (110) in which a connecting member (112) is retained. A back side of the chain links (110) is furnished with a spherical joint surface (124). The connecting member (112) has on its side remote from the said joint surface (124) a head (150) which is furnished with a concave joint surface (162) which runs spaced apart from the outer surface of the chain link (110) and interacts with a complementarily convex joint surface (143) which is carried by the adjacent chain link (110) in the interior of the chamber (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventor: Otmar Fahrion
  • Patent number: 7036338
    Abstract: A string of beads with deformable connecting pieces which extend between each pair of adjacent beads and which are secured to the beads, wherein the connecting pieces are plastics threads or flexible wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: D. Swarovski & Co.
    Inventors: Bernhard Hofer, Thomas Brunner
  • Patent number: 6928835
    Abstract: Jewelry items such as rings, bracelets and necklaces are made of pop beads of novel construction. The structure includes a spherical body from which extends an elongate, flexible neck having a ball formed on its distal free end. The neck is sufficiently long to enable it to be formed into a loop so that it can be press fit into a socket formed on the opposite side of the same spherical body, and the neck is adapted to receive a plurality of strung beads. In a second embodiment, the neck is not long enough to enable it to be formed into a loop, but is sufficiently long to receive at least on strung bead so that Jewelry items are made by connecting a plurality of the pop beads together with strung beads being positioned between the respective spherical of the pop beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventors: Michael G. Cousin, Jeffrey Cousin, Michelle Marcott, Deborah Campbell, Mark Pezzuti, John Johnston
  • Patent number: 6241572
    Abstract: A manipulatable beaded string toy device comprising of a plurality of interconnectable elements, each element including a number of beads disposed on a cord. When the plurality of interconnectable elements are interconnected, a junction formed comprises at least four beads, two from each cord, each of the at least four beads is in contact with at least three other beads of the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Leonid Braginsky
  • Patent number: 6220010
    Abstract: An ornamental chain made up of successive elements, in which at least one of said elements includes a hollow body inside which an insert is fixed that is designed to retain a link member that is linked to an adjacent element of the chain, said insert being constituted by at least one sleeve. The sleeve includes a slot that is wide enough to enable the shank of the link member to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Cartier International B.V.
    Inventor: Luis Gomez
  • Patent number: 5615577
    Abstract: An ultrathin transmission mechanism for all types of automobile power windows is provided, in which the gears thereof each is formed at its shaft hole periphery with two laterally outward projected flanges for positioning the gears on the transmission mechanism with reduced overall width or thickness required for mounting the transmission mechanism. A transmission chain thereof is partially coated at its cord segments exposed between every two ball-type teeth with a layer of material the same as that used to make the ball-type teeth, thereby preventing the transmission chain from becoming extended even after a long term period of use and to always provide high-precision displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Inventor: Tse-Hsing Chen
  • Patent number: 4372993
    Abstract: A method of making an enamel bead and resulting bead which includes the provision of a short length of copper tubing forming a bead core member wherein the copper tubing is heated to a red hot state and rolled in copper enamel flux one or more times to coat the tubing following which the flux coated tubing is again heated to a red hot state and rolled in particulate enamel material to coat the tubing externally with enamel material, then heating the enamel material coating until it melts and is distributed throughout the tubing outer surface in the desired bead configuration and finally cooling the enamel coating to form a highly durable bead having a copper tubing core with an outer layer of enamel of a selected color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Inventors: Michael J. Seidel, Kevin L. Dixon
  • Patent number: 4315751
    Abstract: A positive drive system including a coined drive cable (26) having a plurality of regularly spaced nodules (29) rigidly attached along at least a portion of its length, and one or more positive drive sheaves (20, 22, 23, 24) configured to receive the cable and its nodules to provide a positive, nonslip drive engagement between the drive cable and the sheaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Inventor: Rene A. Conrad