Patents Examined by Andrea Chop
  • Patent number: 6761044
    Abstract: A novel gemstone cut comprising a crown, a girdle, and a pavilion, wherein the gemstone includes precious gemstones (such as diamonds) and semi-precious gemstones. The crown includes an octagonal table, which is surrounded by eight triangular star facets. Eight table bezels are disposed in-between the star facets and eight mid-bezels are disposed in-between the table bezels. Furthermore, the gemstone's pavilion has eight concentrically arranged culet pavilion facets, a girdle pavilion facet and a bottom small break facet that are disposed in-between the culet pavilion facets. The gemstone's girdle has eight left top half facets and eight right top half facets (located in-between the girdle bezels of the crown), and eight left bottom half facets and eight right bottom half facets (disposed in-between the girdle pavilion facets and bottom small break facets).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Premier Gem Corp
    Inventor: Stuart Samuels
  • Patent number: 6715314
    Abstract: Interchangeable Ring System for creating custom ring assemblies (20). Custom ring assemblies (20) are comprised of an interchangeable ring shank assembly (22) and an interchangeable ring ornament assembly (24). Interchangeability is achieved through the connection of a male interchangeable mechanism (46) comprising a hinge (52), projection (54), and locking notch (56), to a female interchangeable mechanism (34) comprising a slot (38) and a slot enclosure (36 and 40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Laura Jeanene Rose
  • Patent number: 6715620
    Abstract: A display device for displaying multiple album covers and allowing for display of one or more clamshell album covers in an open or closed configuration. Album covers can be inserted into display areas of the device or removed therefrom for handling and play substantially without movement or manipulation of the frame. In certain embodiments, each of the display areas can be independently accessed to insert or remove an album cover without disturbing album covers in the other display areas. Such independent access may be provided by way of vertical and/or horizontal slots formed in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Martin Taschek
  • Patent number: 6708525
    Abstract: An ornamental chain of the “Omega” type used for the production of necklaces, bracelets and other articles of jewelry. This chain has two faces having different colors and/or different workmanship corresponding to the two faces. The chain may be worn showing one or the other face. The disclosure also covers the process of production of the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Rancangelo di Rancan Dario e Pietro S.N.C.
    Inventor: Pietro Rancan
  • Patent number: 6708524
    Abstract: An accessory coatable with nail polish such as a finger ring, a pendant head, a clip earring, an earring for a pierced ear, a bracelet and an anklet has at least one pattern surrounded by a circular line at a position which is outstanding when worn. The pattern is partitioned from a base by a gently-sloping concave boundary portion. The process of applying the nail polish onto the inside of the pattern and removing the nail polish is repeatable. This makes it possible to arrange on the accessory a pattern having a color identical to or consistent with that of nail polish applied onto nails such that color-coordinated personal adornment can be enjoyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Miki Corporation
    Inventor: Motonori Masubuchi
  • Patent number: 6705114
    Abstract: A decorative stone made of glass is provided with a facetted front and a mirrored rear converging from the periphery of the stone to a point provided with an adhesive (10), wherein the angle between opposite surfaces of the rear of the stone (1) is more than 150°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: D. Swarovski & Co.
    Inventor: Klaus Steiner
  • Patent number: 6701746
    Abstract: It is an age-old problem that with time finge-rings can become difficult to remove, while in general they should not, after all, be all too easy to take off. With the invention there is provided an openable ring which, it should be noted, does not comprise irritating hinge parts or releasing means, in that the one of the four geometric main elements of the ring is configured as a substantially straight piece which can be turned outwards from the natural plane of the ring, while in the turned inwards position it is in snap-lock engagement with the opposite end of the remaining, substantially U-shaped ring element. For this releasable locking, use is thus made of the natural elasticity of the ring element, and it is the whole of the outwardly-pivotal piece in itself which is used as the operating element for the opening and closing of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel Bentley
  • Patent number: 6701747
    Abstract: Decorative articles having interchangeable modules. The decorative articles, such as rings, include a body or shank having first and second surfaces and defining an aperture therethrough. The interchangeable modules may be mounted, either individually or in combination, on the body from the side, the outside or the inside of the body or shank. In one aspect, the interchangeable modules include first and second portions. The first portion, at least partially disposed in the aperture, retains against the first surface adjacent the aperture. The second portion is connected to the first portion and is disposed adjacent the second surface. The supporting member is pivotally attached to the first surface and is selectively pivotable to contact the first portion and maintain the module mounted on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Heart & Company
    Inventor: Ronald W. Hartgrove
  • Patent number: 6698238
    Abstract: A jewelry pendant for attachment to a strand of beads having a first and second countersink on opposite sides of the upper attachment end of the jewelry pendant. The countersinks are coupled at a junction to define an aperture through the upper attachment end of the jewelry pendant. The aperture is large enough to permit passage of a connector on a strand of beads and being smaller than the diameter of the end beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Howard S. Cheng
  • Patent number: 6694778
    Abstract: A cut design for diamonds having a crown of substantially a frustum shape and substantially a conic pavilion directly under the frustum part, the diamond being enhanced in the brilliancy and scintillation of its crown part, the brilliancy and scintillation twinkling, and bluish lights being returned as reflected lights. A crown angle c and a pavilion angle p are so determined that lights coming in crown facets and emitted from crown facets, lights coming in the table facet and emitted from the crown facets, and lights coming in the crown facets and emitted from the table facet be directed toward the observer at the same time. Further, it is preferable to determine the crown angle c and the pavilion angle p so that the angles formed by incident lights and emitted lights are substantially equal to each other. Its table diameter should be between or equal to 0.60 and 0.33, more preferably not more than 0.55 and even more preferably not more than 0.38, in its ratio to the girdle diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Hohoemi Brains, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kawabuchi, Tamotsu Matsumura
  • Patent number: 6694779
    Abstract: A napkin ring is comprised of a loop with a first magnetic material embedded in a top end. First alignment members are arranged around the first magnetic material. A detachable ornament has a second magnetic material attached to a base thereof for mating with the first magnetic material on the loop. Second alignment members are arranged on the bottom of the ornament around the second magnetic material. The second alignment members are arranged to mate with the first alignment members when the ornament is attached to the loop for maintaining the alignment of the ornament on the loop. A flat surface is provided on a bottom end of the loop for preventing the loop from rolling on a table to position the ornament facing up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Youwanda Deloris Dreger
  • Patent number: 6694777
    Abstract: A setting, in particular for decorative stones made of cut glass, is made of stamped sheet metal. It receives the decorative stone in the manner of a cup, the setting surrounding the stone in the area of its greatest diameter in the manner of a channel. At least the upper edge (3) of the setting (2) clasping the decorative stone (1) has a reduced metal sheet thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: D. Swarovski & Co.
    Inventor: Markus Lampe
  • Patent number: 6695703
    Abstract: An illuminated display apparatus for use with a gaming device, where the display device includes a generally planar template with a plurality of sections having different sizes and shapes. The template is adapted to be illuminated by the gaming device. The sections define a plurality of apertures of differing shapes and sizes adapted to receive a plurality of removable and replaceable inserts. The plurality of inserts have corresponding differing shapes and sizes, wherein the inserts are adapted to removably engage the insert holders that have a similar shape and size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Steven P. McGahn
  • Patent number: 6691441
    Abstract: A device for displaying a set of various flexible posters is described. The device includes a set of receiver drums on which the posters are respectively at least partially wound, a display window and a positioning mechanism for positioning each poster of the set in one of a stowed position in which the poster cannot be seen through the display window and an operative position in which the poster is aligned with the display window. The posters which are in the operative position lie in spaced apart parallel planes. The positioning mechanism comprises a set of motors, each motor of the set being associated with a respective one of the receiver drum, and a programmable control assembly able to send independent control signals to the motors so that any display order is achievable through programming the control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mobil'Affiche International
    Inventors: Alain Crivelli, Remy Kerouanton, Yann Kerouanton
  • Patent number: 6691533
    Abstract: An ornament/jewelry construction comprises a peripheral frame, a panel bounded by the frame, and a plurality of spaced projections extending upwardly from the panel in a chosen pattern. The frame and panel may be formed integrally or as separate elements. The spaced projections may be formed integrally with the panel or may be insertable, either individually or in groups, into apertures in the panel. individual frame and panel units may be interconnected to form a wide variety or ornamental and jewelry units. The spaced projections may describe a wide variety of patterns and designs, including numbers, letters and other shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Feuer Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Feuer
  • Patent number: 6691444
    Abstract: One or more frame members are assembled to provide a frame having a front face, sides and a back. The frame surrounds an area of predetermined size and configuration and is designed to accept a flexible sheet material which is pulled taut over the area and front face and around the sides of the frame. The flexible material may have art, graphics or other indicia applied to the outer exposed side and is easily secured, adjusted and removed on the back of the frame with the use of an adhesive membrane and removable clips. The assembled frame is structured to mount tightly against a flat, curved or angled (e.g. inward or outward corners) wall surface with no visible fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Charles Ian Doone
  • Patent number: 6688139
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for interconnecting jewelry elements. In various embodiments, the apparatus comprises a first jewelry element having a track disposed therein and a second jewelry element having a feature shaped and sized to traverse the track. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a bracelet having two or more tracks disposed on the surface thereof and a mounted jewel having a base shaped to travel within one or more of the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Patricia Tschetter
  • Patent number: 6681598
    Abstract: A stringless connector for a strand of beads includes a two-piece interlocking assembly, each piece provided with an eyelet for connection to eyelets of connectors for adjacent beads. The eyelet of one member defines a pair of legs that are inserted into one end of the bore in a bead, one of the legs having locking tooth projecting toward the other leg. The other member has a straight shank extending into the bore from its eyelet, the end of the shank provided with a second locking tooth which enters the slot between the legs of the first member, overrides the tooth thereon and interlocks therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Howard S. Cheng
  • Patent number: 6681599
    Abstract: A jewelry pendant includes a flat anchor portion provided on the back surface of a pedestal that includes a chain connecting portion formed in an upper part thereof. A suspension portion is formed in a projecting manner on the front surface of the pedestal at substantially the center position thereof, and a suspension hole is formed at the tip of the suspension portion. A decorative piece is swingably suspended through the suspension hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Gem Network, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takefumi Meguro
  • Patent number: 6675612
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a bangle having a main body shaped in an openable loop. The inner side of the bangle is worn against the skin of the wearer. The bangle is a discontinuous loop having a first end and a second end engageable with the first end to thereby close the loop of the main body. The locking mechanism includes a bar attached transversely across the first end of the main body on the inner side; the bar has a front edge and a rear edge. A tongue is provided attached at a fixed end to the second end of the main body projecting from the second end, the tongue having a raised detent portion at a free end opposite the fixed end. Alternatively, the bangle is circular in cross-section and the locking mechanism is disposed in the interior of the bangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Nanasi Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John Nanasi