Patents Examined by Jack W. Lavinder
  • Patent number: 11116292
    Abstract: The jewelry item comprises an elastic element, which extends along an extension direction of the item through the entire length of the item, and a plurality of ornamental elements, which are threaded one after the other on the elastic element so as to be slidable relative to the elastic element and are non-releasably connected in twos to one another. Each ornamental element comprises a hollow body having a pair of longitudinally opposite first faces, namely a right-hand face and a left-hand face, respectively, and a pair of radially opposite second faces, namely an inner face and an outer face, respectively. The right-hand face of each ornamental element has a through opening communicating with an inner cavity of the ornamental element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Roberto Demeglio
  • Patent number: 11116293
    Abstract: Closure devices for simply and securely fastening items of jewelry, such as hoop earrings and bracelets, to a body of a wearer are described. The closure device includes a post element and a latch. The post element is movably connected to a hinge, wherein the hinge is attached to a first end of an item of jewelry. The latch includes a first and second side wires, which are joined at a closed end to form a loop. The latch is attached to a second end of the item of jewelry. A width of the loop is less than a width of the post element. The closure device secures the item of jewelry to a person by removably but securely connecting between the first and second ends of the item of jewelry by fastening the post element between the first side wire and second side wire of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: J.K. Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Karman
  • Patent number: 11109653
    Abstract: A jewelry ornament for being adjustably affixed to a jewelry chain has an ornament body that can be affixed to the jewelry chain, with a jewelry decoration, preferably a precious stone setting, formed at the front side of the jewelry body. A number of openings formed at the rear side of the ornament body allow a free end of the jewelry chain to be threaded through the ornament body, in a manner that guides one strand of the jewelry chain to extend along the left side of the ornament and a second, spaced strand of the jewelry strand to extend along the right side of the ornament. A holding mechanism includes a pressing plate configured to press on the first and second strands of the jewelry chain to immovably affix the jewelry ornament to the jewelry chain at a desired location along said first and second strands of said jewelry chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Haneen AlQunaibit
  • Patent number: 11109652
    Abstract: There is provided herein a jewelry system comprising a first segment having a shape of a ring, the first segment comprising two coaxially positioned apertures being essentially parallel to the ring's plane; a second segment sized and shaped to fit within the ring of the first segment, wherein the second segment comprises an aperture extending therethrough; and a rod configured to extend through the apertures of the first and second segments, thereby securing the second segment within the ring of the first segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TALIA LUXURY GOODS LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen Berka, Tal Man
  • Patent number: 11103034
    Abstract: An adjustable finger ring consisting of a ring with an opening including connection holes with a connection piece. The connection piece includes fasteners on the outer side of the ring to regulate the size of the ring. The finger ring can adjust the size of its opening depending on the diameter of the finger to provide the finger with a proper ring size. After adjusting the ring, the fasteners are used to fix the size of the ring. The design is easy to operate and practical to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Surana Brothers IP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Girishkumar Hirachand Surana
  • Patent number: 11103036
    Abstract: A method for rendering a gemstone traceable, includes the steps: providing an invisible marker, wherein the marker is unambiguously identifiable, fastening the marker in a placement location of the gemstone, and acquiring marking information that includes that this unambiguously identifiable marker is fastened to this gemstone. The marker can be transported to the placement location in a manner in which it is suspended in a carrier fluid. An additive, for example a primer or a starting material for a surface coating of at least a part surface of the placement location, can be added to the carrier fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: GÜBELIN GEM LAB LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel Nyfeler, Klemens Link
  • Patent number: 11103033
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the utility inherent in the application of smartwatches, in functional combination with conventional watches, in a single watchband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Keith J. Ziegenbein
  • Patent number: 11103037
    Abstract: The invention relates to the combination of a watch strap (S) and an anti-theft security device (10), said watch strap (S) including a watch band comprising two parts (1?, 1?), each part (1?, 1?) having at one end (5, 6) connection means for attachment to the casing of a watch, the other end of each of said parts (1?, 1?) being attached to a clasp (8, 8?) of the type that opens and folds out upon a manual prying force being applied to a portion (9) thereof, to allow for said watch strap (S) to be removed from the arm of a person, said anti-theft device (10) including an elongated, back-foldable middle portion (20) and respective end portions (30, 40), said end portions (30, 40) having complementary means/structures for releasably engaging each other to define a closed configuration of the device (10) wherein said middle portion (20) at least partially encloses said clasp (8, 8?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LUXWI APS
    Inventor: Bo Barken
  • Patent number: 11105748
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth a jewelry accessory setting for an array of stones, such as gemstones including for instance diamonds, where said stones are arranged in accordance to a gradient of known quality, such as cut, clarity, carat or color. The jewelry accessory may include bars between each stone to prevent color contamination. The jewelry accessory alternatively sets forth natural stones together with treated or synthetics stones. The jewelry accessory is useful when utilized in a method of valuing stones of unknown quality, such as by a purchaser assessing the value of a piece of jewelry with stones of unknown quality by comparing such potential purchase to the jewelry accessory set forth herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Ashley Elizabeth Moy
  • Patent number: 11096457
    Abstract: A size enhancing jewelry setting for a precious stone includes a setting body with a holding portion that is configured to engage and hold the precious stone affixed to the setting body. A faceted plate is supported by the setting body. The faceted plate has a central opening for the passage of a pavilion region of the precious stone therethrough, an upward facing reflecting surface that partially extends below a girdle of the precious stone and which faces a portion of the pavilion region of the precious stone in spaced relationship thereto, and a portion that protrudes peripherally beyond the girdle of the precious stone. The faceted plate is being configured to reflect light that emanates from the pavilion of the precious stone outwardly and upwardly, the reflected light surrounding and extending beyond the precious stone to produce a visual effect of the precious stone being larger in a peripheral dimension thereof than it actually is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: H. K. DESIGNS INC.
    Inventor: Hasmukh H. Dholakiya
  • Patent number: 11096456
    Abstract: A wrist strap which comprises a first portion defining a first end of the wrist strap, and a second portion defining a second end of the wrist strap. The wrist strap further comprises an aperture located in the first portion, through which the second end of the strap is passable to define an overlapping region in which a part of the first portion and the second portion of the wrist strap overlap. A first L-shaped peg is located in one portion of the first and second portions, and a first hole in the strap located in the other portion of the first and second portions. A second L-shaped peg is located in the other portion of the first and second portions, and a second hole in the strap located in the one portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ACCESSO TECHNOLOGY GROUP PLC
    Inventors: Sebastian Hinds, Carl Clement, Daniel Coveney, Hallam Collings
  • Patent number: 11097878
    Abstract: A flexible strap connector is disclosed. The connector comprises a strap having a buckle head at one end and a tongue at the opposite end. Ratchet teeth extend on one side of the strap and the ratchet teeth cooperate with the buckle head to permit movement of the strap in a first direction and to prevent movement of the strap in a second direction. A second slot is formed in the strap itself and it is a non-locking slot. When the strap is in the second slot, the strap is free to move further into the slot and free to be withdrawn from the slot. Embodiments where the buckle head and ratchet teeth are replaced with hook and loop fasteners are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Rolf Dietrich
  • Patent number: 11089850
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetic floating decorative device comprising: a body; and, a floating section. The body comprises a ferromagnetic-body section. The floating section comprises a ferromagnetic-floating section. The floating section is flexible. The floating section is connected to the body at a connection point. The ferromagnetic-body section is magnetically attracted to the ferromagnetic-floating section. Another embodiment of the present invention is a magnetic floating decorative device comprising: a body; and, a floating section. The floating section comprises a first ferromagnetic-floating section and a second ferromagnetic-floating section. The floating section is flexible. The floating section is connected to the body at a connection point. The first ferromagnetic-floating section is magnetically attracted to the second ferromagnetic-floating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Wyna Liu
  • Patent number: 11076661
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp is disclosed and includes a first part including a first magnet, a first groove and a first catch and a second part including a second magnet, a second groove and a second catch. The first and second magnets generate an attractive force holding the first part to the second part, the first catch is received in the second groove and the second catch is received in the first groove. A relief disposed on at least one of the first part and the second part at an interface between the first part and the second part is provided to aid in releasing the first part from the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: William Stuart Duncan, Beeman E. Burgoon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11077705
    Abstract: A clip capable of magnetic attachment to a paintbrush or to a steel paint roller mesh tray. It has a hook arm extending from the body of the clip that enables a hanging attachment to a plethora of different sized paint cans and at different vertical angles. The clip may be used with continued attachment to the paintbrush where the paintbrush is hung on the paint can when necessary by the hook arm. It may also be used with continued attachment to a steel paint roller mesh tray and the paintbrush is magnetically affixed on the tray when necessary. A ferromagnetic backing cup may be used to direct the bulk of the magnetic flux to either side of the clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 11071359
    Abstract: An interchangeable jewelry system or kit can include a jewelry base, one or more charms, and one or more keys. A manufacturer can configure the jewelry base so that a user can wear the jewelry system as a ring, necklace, bracelet, or any other type of jewelry. The jewelry base can include a recessed surround and a post recess. A manufacturer can size the charm to fit within the recessed surround and be configured in a variety of ways to lock into the recessed surround. A manufacturer can configure a key in a variety of ways so that a user can unlock the dot fitting from the recessed surround with the key. Once unlocked, the owner can remove the charm from the recessed surround of the jewelry base and can select an alternative dot fitting with a different design to lock into the recessed surround.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: STYLE DOTS LLC
    Inventors: Karen L. Green, Gina M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11064777
    Abstract: A setting including an open elastic ring carrying elements for setting a decorative element, the setting being arranged to be placed in a radially compressed state inside a hollow provided in a substrate of an article to be decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: OMEGA SA
    Inventors: Igor-Emmanuel Uldry, Daniel Baumgartner, Stephane Lauper, Gregory Kissling
  • Patent number: 11064776
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a low profile expandable ring structure comprising a plurality of coupled blocks that each have a certain degree of translational movement with respect to each other. Each block has one or more downward curved loops or tubes protruding on the front side of the block which are inserted into openings on an adjacent block. A tensioned spring, passed through an internal channel of the coupled blocks, maintains the ring structure in a closed appearance but allows for expansion of the expandable ring structure through the translational movement of the blocks. The low-profile nature allows the expandable ring structure to be comfortable for the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Marek Ostasz, Dmitriy Klimov
  • Patent number: 11064775
    Abstract: A jewelry apparatus can include a base member having a hippocrepiform configuration, the base member having a first prong and a second prong. The jewelry apparatus can include a coupling member operably configured for attachment to the base member. The coupling member can include a disk member having a first side and a second side, the first side having a first set of indicia depicting a first partial portion of a word, the second side having a second set of indicia depicting a second partial portion of the word, a first projection extending from the disk member operably configured for attachment to the first prong and a second projection extending from the disk member operably configured for attachment to the second prong. The coupling member is configured to rotate such that the first set of indicia and the second set of indicia create the visual appearance of the word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Be Sunny Gifts, LLC
    Inventor: Tammy Rae Nelson
  • Patent number: 11058185
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel incendiary device with a fire starter and a quick release slide buckle wherein sparking and ignition means reside in the buckle apparatus, and which buckle may be attached to clothing, backpacks or any other item a quick release slide buckle may be utilized. One portion of the buckle houses a sparking and combustible material, and the other is a mating side of a quick release buckle. Adding a fire starter to a quick release buckle is a novel tool for any outdoor activity that requires fire ignition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Outdoor Element LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Mojica