Patents Examined by Jack W. Lavinder
  • Patent number: 10722007
    Abstract: A scar covering jewelry device. The scar covering jewelry device includes a pendant having a front side, a rear side, a first end, and a second end. An ornament is disposed on the front side of the pendant. A chain includes a second end and an opposing first end, wherein the first end of the chain is secured to the first end of the pendant and the second end of the chain secured to the second end of the pendant. A removable adhesive is disposed on the rear side of the pendant. The removable adhesive is configured to adhere to a bandage or directly to the wearer's skin, such that the pendant may be utilized to obscure a scar, injury, or other area of the skin the wearer wishes to cover. The removable adhesive allows the device to be removed without leaving a residue behind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Donnese Upson-Tyler
  • Patent number: 10722009
    Abstract: A method for creating an apparent visual appearance of a large rectangular gemstone in a setting comprising the steps of: mounting a plurality of outer stones along sides and ends of a setting; and mounting a rectangular shaped center stone in a first plane that lies above a second plane that contains the plurality of outer stones, the center stone being disposed within a center of the plurality of outer stones and in a partially overlapping manner such that an appearance of the center stone and the underlying outer stones emulates an appearance of an emerald cut gemstone having larger dimensions than the center stone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Amit Shah
  • Patent number: 10717830
    Abstract: Provided is a polyamide resin composition for a slide fastener that includes at least one polyamide resin and reinforcing fibers, wherein a total mass of the polyamide resin and the reinforcing fibers accounts for 90% by mass or more of the composition; wherein poly(m-xylylene adipamide) (MXD 6) accounts for 60% by mass or more of the polyamide resin; wherein reinforcing fibers account for 45 to 70% by mass of the total mass of the polyamide resin and the reinforcing fibers; wherein both first reinforcing fibers having a fiber diameter of from 5 to 7 ?m and second reinforcing fibers having a fiber diameter larger than that of the first reinforcing fibers by more than 2 ?m account for 90% by mass or more of the reinforcing fibers; and wherein the first reinforcing fibers account for 20% by mass or more and less than 50% by mass of the reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Mizumoto, Hironobu Wakasa, Yasuhiro Yokogoshi, Norihide Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10717572
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology relate to tie apparatus, such as those commonly referred to as “zip ties” or “cable ties.” Advantageously, the disclosed technology increases the friction between a tie and the cables or other objects clinched by the tie. This is done by, for example, providing a gripping material on the inside of the strap. The disclosed technology also includes a head for a tie apparatus that can receive and engage a strap with a grip. Embodiments of the present technology also provide configurations for the grip on the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wiles Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Wiles, Bradley Workman, Jerry V. Foster
  • Patent number: 10709216
    Abstract: A jewelry product the form of an annular copper ring having a receiving passage through-hole. The annular copper ring shank includes a through-bore extending from an outer circumferential surface to an inner circumferential surface in a radial direction of the copper ring. The annular copper ring shank has a flattened area on the outer circumferential surface to facilitate engagement with an inner surface of the head of an ornament. The ornament includes a threaded shaft extending from the inner surface of the head. The threaded shaft engages the through-bore and terminates at a flanged end to make a secured connection between the screw and the inner circumferential surface of the ring shank. The flanged end is flush with the inner circumferential surface of the ring shank to provide a continuous, smooth transition between the inner circumferential surface and the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Ralph Belpasso
  • Patent number: 10711921
    Abstract: A reusable hose bundling sleeve having hooks and loops attached to an elongated section of material. The loops have a portion that extends beyond an edge of the elongated section and the portion of the loops has an identifiable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Bradley D. Barger
  • Patent number: 10702026
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clip for a bracelet and/or a necklace. The clip in a closed state having a through hole (402) allowing the clip to wreathe an elongated member of a bracelet and/or necklace. The clip comprises: a first part (420) and a second part (430), the first and second parts being connected by a hinge (401); and a first resilient element (460) arranged in the second part. The first resilient element comprising a first gripping surface (451) for frictionally gripping a surface of the elongated member. The second part comprises a cavity (443) extending in the radial direction, the first resilient element comprises a first resilient part (460) arranged inside the cavity and a second resilient part (470) arranged outside the cavity and extending in the radial direction from the cavity into the through hole. The cavity is configured to secure the first resilient element in said second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pandora A/S
    Inventors: Lee Antony Gray, John Richard Decker
  • Patent number: 10703327
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a first member including a first hole and fixable to a seat frame, a second member including a second hole and slidably coupled to the first member between a retracted position in which the first and second holes are aligned and an extended position in which the first and second holes are spaced from each other, a buckle housing fixed to the second member, and a tongue including a third hole and insertable into the buckle housing to an inserted position in which the second and third holes are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Vincent Vega
  • Patent number: 10694818
    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 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Outdoor Element, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Mojica
  • Patent number: 10688943
    Abstract: A retainer for limited space attachment of a vehicle part with a class A surface to a vehicle. The retainer has a low profile portion and also an attachment base operable for being connected to heat stake ribs of the vehicle part. The attachment base includes at least one attachment aperture to provide attachment with the heat stake ribs. There is provided desired degrees of clip float and/or two-way limited clip float providing desired free movement of the clip when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore J. Bachelder, Michael S. Gignilliat
  • Patent number: 10687593
    Abstract: Rings disclosed herein include a toroid formed of an expandable polymer, the expandable polymer having an elastic modulus of no greater than 5 gigapascals (GPa), the expandable polymer forming at least 80 weight percent of the toroid, the toroid sized to fit snugly over a digit of a user. In implementations a plurality of precious material particles are disposed within the expandable polymer, wherein the precious material particles include one or more of gold particles, non-ionic silver particles, copper particles, platinum particles, and crushed pearl particles. In implementations a plurality of grooves are formed on an inner surface of the ring and extend from proximate a top of the ring to proximate a bottom of the ring. In implementations no portion of the ring has an elastic modulus greater than 5 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Brighton Jones, Aaron Dalley
  • Patent number: 10681962
    Abstract: A multi-directional closure for securing two pieces together includes a male part and a female part. The male part has a central, main protuberance and a plurality of outer protuberances. The female part has a seat cavity including a plurality of inwardly depending catch faces. The female part further includes a plurality of outwardly depending catch faces. In embodiments, the male part and the female part may each be provided with a magnet to align the main protuberance with the seat cavity. The closure is capable of withstanding high levels of radial forces in all radial directions without being disconnected. This allows for easier use of the closure and also greatly facilitates manufacture of items using the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Dubrosky & Tracy Patent Services Corp.
    Inventors: Gerhard Fildan, Karl Wanzenböck
  • Patent number: 10681964
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clip (100) for a bracelet and/or a necklace. The clip in a closed state having a through hole (102) allowing said clip to wreathe an elongated member (301) of a bracelet and/or necklace. The clip comprises: a first part (120) and a second part (130), the first and second parts being connected by a hinge (101); and a resilient element (150) arranged in the second part. The resilient element comprising a first gripping surface for frictionally gripping a surface (151) of the elongated member. The resilient element being spaced apart from the first part. The first part comprises a rigid second gripping surface (121, 122) for gripping a surface of the elongated member, and the resilient element and the rigid second gripping surface allows the clip to be releasably secured at selected positions along the elongated member and allows said clip in a closed state to be movable along the elongated member, on which it is positioned by exerting a force in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pandora A/S
    Inventors: Lee Antony Gray, John Richard Decker
  • Patent number: 10674797
    Abstract: The specification relates to a jewelry setting. The jewelry setting includes a gemstone having a culet; a mounting rod having a culet-shaped indent; and at least one braze joint, the at least one braze joint being formed between the culet and the culet-shaped indent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FOREVER MOUNT, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Patent number: 10674796
    Abstract: Portable decorative element with a metal structure (2) made from cutout metal plate with decorative openings, on the back face of which there is a lining forming a plate that can be seen through these openings, that can be elastically bent (4), the back face of the metal plate comprising attachment means (10, 12) holding the lining (4) in place and clamping this lining, pressing it into contact with the back face of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ALTESSE
    Inventor: Nicolas Ract
  • Patent number: 10660413
    Abstract: A jewelry setting including a structure having an outer circumference in a round shape and setting a first set of stones, a second set of stones and a third set of stones, the first set of stones being set within the structure using a combination of prongs and a first set of mounting apertures, the second set of stones being set within the structure using a combination of the prongs and a second set of mounting apertures, the third set of stones being set within the structure using a friction setting and a third set of mounting apertures, the first set of stones, the second set of stones and the third set of stones being arranged so that the first set of stones, the second set of stones and the third set of stones appear to be a continuous, uninterrupted surface thus creating an illusion of a large stone in the round shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Sheung S. Choi
  • Patent number: 10653216
    Abstract: A customisable item of jewellery comprises a grid with a plurality of openings defining a plurality of distinct closely contiguous adornment locations, and attachment means suitable for releasably retaining a pin of an adornment in each selected one of the plurality of openings, whereby once a plurality of adornments are attached to the attachment means, a cluster of releasable adornments is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Nicholas Lieth Ambrose
  • Patent number: 10646010
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses for setting stones into jewelry models of various shapes are provided. In some exemplary embodiments, a combination of one or more small stones and one or more large stones can be provided in models having various shapes, such as but not limited to a marquise or pear shaped model. For example, an article can be provided including a model having an inner wall, an upper portion and a lower portion, an upper stone seating provided at the upper portion and a lower stone seating provided at the lower portion of the model, a middle stone seating between the upper stone seating and lower stone seating, and a plurality of prongs between the upper stone seating and lower stone seating placed along the inner wall around a periphery of the middle stone seating, wherein each of the plurality of prongs have a lower portion and an upper portion, where the lower portion is thicker than the upper portion of the prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Jon Rutgerson
  • Patent number: 10647475
    Abstract: In one aspect, an article is configured to close a first product and attach to a second product. The article includes a tag and a fastener. The tag has a perimeter. The tag includes an aperture and a first cut connecting the aperture and the perimeter. The aperture and first cut are configured to accept a portion of the first product. The fastener is connected to the tag at a joint, wherein the fastener is configured to attach to the second product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Milbrandt, David Schiller, Trevor Wintz, Jeffrey Tschetter, Colin O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 10646008
    Abstract: A system for retaining an earring with in a gauge hole of an ear. The system is configured with a sleeve defining a resilient passageway. A post of a pierced earring is releasably secured within the resilient passageway and the sleeve is releasably secured with in the gauge hole of an ear. The system may be used to allow prior art ear gauges to retain pierced earrings within a gauge hole of an ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Theresa Marie Fisher-Arthur, Vince Wallerich