Patents Examined by Jack W. Lavinder
  • Patent number: 10376022
    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 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: William Stuart Duncan, Beeman E. Burgoon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10376026
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of jewelry, specifically to a diamond with eighty-one facets having a ten hearts and ten arrows inner structure and a cutting method thereof. The diamond comprises a table facet, ten main crown facets and ten main pavilion facets; a crown star facet is disposed at a junction of two adjacent main crown facets with the table facet; a crown small facet is disposed at a junction of two adjacent main crown facets with the crown star facet; a small sector is disposed at a junction of the main crown facet with the crown small facet; and two main pavilion facet auxiliary surfaces are disposed at a junction of two adjacent main pavilion facets. The cutting method comprises a division of a pavilion, a crown and a girdle, the pavilion cutting and the crown cutting. The shaped diamond has very good brilliance, fire and sparkle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kunzhi Zhang, Feng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10376023
    Abstract: An earring device is provided for supporting earrings on a wearer's ears. The earring device includes: a plate including an aperture formed therethrough; a pair of legs extending substantially perpendicular to the plate from a lower end of the plate; an upright member on each of the pair of legs, the upright member positioned at an end of each of the pair of legs that is distal from the plate; and a closure mechanism pivotally attached between the at least one of the upright members on the pair of legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Gretchen Homme
  • Patent number: 10371233
    Abstract: A bungee cord/strap includes an elastic tubular body having an inner surface extending along a length thereof and opposing ends. A pair of inserts are provided, each insert including a connector at one end thereof and a means for attaching to the inner surface of the elastic tubular body at an end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Dershem
  • Patent number: 10362842
    Abstract: An article of jewelry having a chain that is comprised substantially of non-magnetizable links, but having one or more magnetizable links in designated locations in the chain, and having ornamentation on the chain, wherein magnets are placed behind the ornamentation, and wherein the magnets can be placed at various magnetizable links allowing for the creation of a variety of self-contained variable configurations of the article of jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Christina Wilder
  • Patent number: 10362841
    Abstract: An ornament has extremely high ornamental presentability, and can easily swing and move about freely in any direction in a manner that can be sustained for a long time, as a result of which visual perceptibility is increased to observers through repetitive variation in the direction of refraction and reflection at the jewelry member. The ornament has an ornament body provided with a receiving portion; a pivot shaft provided in erect fashion on, and in such manner that a bottom end portion thereof makes contact with, said receiving portion; a rigid suspending arm portion that protrudes from a top end portion of said pivot shaft; and a jewelry member supported in pendent fashion by a lower portion of said suspending arm portion; the ornament being characterized in that said pivot shaft is capable of pivoting freely about the bottom end portion thereof as pivot point on said receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MARIND CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10364576
    Abstract: An anchor for a cable or rod includes a ferrule or other spring stop, to which one or more springs or arms are coupled. The spring stop may be attached to an end or other region of the cable to enable the cable to be tensioned against a support structure. The one or more springs or arms may be, for example, one or more coil springs, one or more conical coil springs, two or more cantilever springs, or one more arms. The anchor is twisted or pushed through a hole in the support structure from a first side to a second side and contacts the surface of the second side. A ferrule spring stop may be swaged to the cable or rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Joel Duane Herman
  • Patent number: 10362844
    Abstract: A movable decorative element, intended to be freely rotated and translated between two walls (5, 6) whose inner faces are parallel to each other, at least one of which is transparent, includes a precious or semi-precious stone (2) mounted in a socket (1). The socket (1) includes a closed bottom (4) whose outer face is bulged to promote the rotation of the decorative element when this bulged outer face (7) is applied against the inner face of one of said walls, and an open outer (7) opposite to the bottom (4) which is flush with or which protrudes relative to the stone (2) to form a bearing surface against the other of said walls (5, 6) when the decorative element is disposed between the two walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Guy Bove, Richard Hiltbrunner
  • Patent number: 10367342
    Abstract: A dead end structure for supporting a cable having a core portion includes a first support portion extending between a first end and a second end. A second support portion is attached to the first end of the first support portion. A third support portion is attached to the second end of the first support portion. A first helical winding and a second helical winding engage one another such that a first axial opening and a second axial opening are axially aligned to define an axial support opening into which the core portion of the cable is received. The second support portion and the third support portion apply a radial compressive force to the core portion. A sleeve defines an axial opening. The second support portion and the third support portion are received within the axial opening of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing PLP Conductor Line Products Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Ma, Wenji Wu, Xiaowei Sun, Qinghui Xie
  • Patent number: 10367303
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus comprising a zip-locker receiver. The zip-locker receiver is configured to ratchetably receive a zip-locker and comprises an aperture and a pawl disposed within the aperture configured to complement and cooperate with the ratchet teeth of the zip-locker to prevent removal of the zip-locker from the aperture of the zip-locker receiver at times the pawl of the zip-locker receiver is engaged with the ratchet teeth of the zip-locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sean P. O'Donnell, David Boudreau, Albert F. Beinor, Jr., C. Ilhan Gundogan, Ralph C. Frangioso, Jr., Robert P. Wierzbicki
  • Patent number: 10357084
    Abstract: An eyelets for a tarpaulin includes a female eyelet; and a male eyelet coupled to the female eyelet with a tarpaulin interposed therebetween, wherein the female eyelet and the male eyelet are coupled to each other through compression and bonding while the tarpaulin is inserted therebetween and are made of an olefin-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Chung Han Yu
  • Patent number: 10357086
    Abstract: Flexible retaining structures for body jewelry and method for their use. A loop portion may be open and present a width greater than a cross-section of a shaft-like transdermal portion and the loop may be oriented at an angle to the transdermal shaft-like portion when the retaining structure is in a relaxed condition. The structure may be stretched to close the loop and reduce the cross-sectional area of the loop portion of the retaining structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Kaos Softwear, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Jarrell, Steve A. Haworth
  • Patent number: 10349709
    Abstract: User-wearable rings are disclosed that are expandable, antimicrobial, and/or breathable. Each ring is shaped into a toroid formed at least partly of an expandable polymer having an elastic modulus no greater than 5 gigapascals (GPa). The toroid is sized to fit snugly over a digit of a user and is configured to expand as needed. Some ring implementations include antimicrobial elements disposed within the expandable polymer. In some implementations the antimicrobial elements include ionic silver. Some ring implementations include precious materials, such as precious metals or crushed pearl, interspersed within the expandable polymer. Some ring implementations include one or more colorants having a color matching the color of one or more precious materials interspersed in the ring. Some ring implementations include grooves formed on an inner surface of the ring and allowing moisture, dirt, grime, and the like to exit from between the digit of the user and the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Brighton Jones, Aaron Dalley
  • Patent number: 10342299
    Abstract: A magnetic snap fastener for releasably coupling a first material to a second material. The fastener includes a first fastening assembly affixable to the first material, the first fastening assembly including a first ferromagnetic eyelet having an integrally formed flange and protrusion magnetically coupled to a first toroidal-shaped magnet, the first fastening assembly disposed in a first water-resistant enclosure, and a second fastening assembly affixable to the second material, the second fastening assembly including a second ferromagnetic eyelet having an integrally formed flange and protrusion magnetically coupled to a second toroidal-shaped magnet having an oppositely poled orientation relative to the first magnet, the second fastening assembly disposed in a second water-resistant enclosure. The first and second fastening assemblies providing magnetic coupling to releasably couple the first and second materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Patent number: 10334917
    Abstract: A pendant adapter for interlocking building toy. Its unique shape can be easily assembled with the building toy's interlocking structure and requires no alteration to the toy. It enables user to connect the toy to a chain, a thread or other accessories, effectively transforming the toy into an apparel or ornamental item. Additionally, a foldable configuration may allow the adaptor to be adjustably fitted with an array of toy parts which vary in sizes and shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Leung Chu Hang, Lau Ching Yi
  • Patent number: 10334919
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Forever Mount, LLC.
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Patent number: 10334918
    Abstract: A customizable item of jewellery comprises a grid (18) with a plurality of openings (20) defining a plurality of distinct closely contiguous adornment locations, and attachment means (30) suitable for releasably retaining a pin of an adornment in each selected one of said plurality of openings; whereby once a plurality of adornments are attached to said attachment means, a cluster of releasable adornments is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas Lieth Ambrose
  • Patent number: 10327513
    Abstract: A lacing system for tightening an article includes a first guide that is coupled with the article and positioned within a first zone of the article and a second guide that is coupled with the article and positioned within a second zone of the article with at least a portion of the second zone being different than the first zone. A first tension member is guided by the first guide within the first zone and a second tension member is guided by the second guide within the second zone. Tensioning of the first tension member or second tension member causes tightening of the respective zone of the article. A tensioning mechanism is also coupled with the article and with the first and second tension members. The tensioning mechanism is configured to tension the first and second tension members to tighten the first and second zones of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Soderberg, Brett Vladika, Robert Burns, Michael Nickel, Aaron Venturini, Jesse Cotterman
  • Patent number: 10322911
    Abstract: A rigging assembly has no loose parts that an up-rigger may drop. The rigging assembly includes a length of steel cable terminating in a loop at each end. One loop extends through an oblong master link, while the other loop extends through a swivel hook. The ground-rigger can attach the hook of a hoist's chain to the master link on the ground. The ground-rigger can then tie the up-rigger's rope onto the master link. The up-rigger then pulls the rigging assembly and the hoist's chain up to the beam, leaving the master link and chain under the beam. Then the up-rigger grabs the hook end of the rigging basket assembly, bends it over the beam, and attaches the swivel hook end to the master link, thus creating a loop around the beam to support the hoist's chain and load, which is known in the industry as creating a basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Killswitch, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Vincenti, Christopher Ryan Doshay
  • Patent number: 10321741
    Abstract: Provided is a necktie retaining clip which is connected to the back of a necktie to secure the necktie to a shirt, the necktie retaining clip including: a plate-shaped attachment member connected to a loop of cloth sewn on the back of the necktie so as to be detachable and having a fastening piece formed on the lower end portion thereof; a connecting member that connects the attachment member and a retaining member; and the retaining member connected to the connecting member so as to be rotatable. It is possible to tightly secure a necktie by connecting the retaining clip to a shirt, thereby preventing the necktie from falling to the front or being tilted and facilitating wearing and attaching/detaching the retaining clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Eung Tae Kang