Patents Examined by Jack W. Lavinder
  • Patent number: 11452346
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gemstone cut, comprising a crown having a flat table and main crown facets (10-12) being arranged around the table (1) and being inclined relative to the table, a girdle (5) at which the gemstone has its largest transverse dimension, and a pavilion adjoining the girdle from below the girdle and having main pavilion facets (7) around the girdle, whereby the number of the main pavilion facets is odd. The invention also relates to an article comprising a gemstone according to the invention and a method for improving the optical properties of a gemstone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: D. Swarovski KG
    Inventors: Christian Loinger, Günther Blasbichler
  • Patent number: 11445789
    Abstract: A necklace accessory, the necklace accessory comprising: a folded strap, the folded strap comprising: an inner portion located on one side of a fold of the folded strap; an outer portion located on the opposite side of the fold of the folded strap; an inner internal volume located inside the inner portion; an outer internal volume located inside the outer portion; a first magnet located inside the inner internal volume; a second magnet located inside the outer internal volume, and configured to be magnetically attracted to the first magnet; where the folded strap is configured to removeably attach to a necklace, and the first magnet is configured to magnetically attach to the second magnet with a shirt between the first magnet and second magnet whereby when attached to the necklace and shirt, the necklace accessory prevents the necklace from rotating about a user's neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Jaclyn Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey
  • Patent number: 11439211
    Abstract: A wearable device is disclosed. The wearable device includes a first section and a second section with a latch there between. First grooves are provided in the first section and second grooves in the second section. At least one guide path is provided to the first grooves to enable guiding of a plurality of design members into or out of the first grooves and the second grooves. A locking pin allows locking the design members within the first grooves and the second grooves. At least one protruding member is provided adjacent to the first grooves or the second grooves to receive the latch and to releasably lock the first section to the second section when the wearable device is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Wilson Eduardo Barros
  • Patent number: 11439212
    Abstract: An earring back for a pierced ear earring includes a first receiver having a first recessed, concave surface which has a first opening defined through a center, most recessed position thereof, which opening is configured to securely receive a post of a pierced-ear earring therein, and a second receiver with a second recessed, concave surface having a second opening defined through a center, most recessed position thereof which is configured to securely receive the post of the pierced-ear earring therein after the post extends through the opening of the first receiver. The second receiver is fixed in spaced relation to the first receiver such that the first and second openings are coaxially aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Garabed Takessian
  • Patent number: 11425974
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a ring adjuster. The ring adjuster includes an adjuster main body, at least one locking structure, a first side wall and a second side wall. The adjuster main body is arc-shaped, the first side wall and the second side wall are connected with two opposite sides of the adjuster main body respectively. The adjuster main body includes an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface is configured to contact with a user's finger, the outer surface is configured to contact with a ring. The locking structure crosses the first side wall and the second side wall such that a locking chamber is formed between the outer surface and the locking structure to contain the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yuhui Liu, Tianshu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11419396
    Abstract: The present application relates to a wearable device, which includes a watchcase, a button, and a watchband. The watchcase is provided with a groove. The button is provided in the groove and can be moved to a first position and a second position relative to the watchcase. An end portion of the watchband is provided with a clamping groove extending to an edge of the watchband, the end portion can be received in the groove, and in the first position, the button passes through the clamping groove and engages the watchband with the watchcase, and in the second position, the button can be withdrawn from the clamping groove to enable the watchband to be detached from the watchcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuege Xue, Jianghua Hu
  • Patent number: 11412819
    Abstract: A clasp includes a first clasp member and a second clasp member that are separable. The first clasp member includes a first connecting portion to which a linear member is connected, and a first coupling portion that is formed with the first connecting portion. The second clasp member includes a second connecting portion to which the linear member is connected, a second body portion that is continuous from the second connecting portion, a second coupling portion that extends from the second body portion in a direction away from the second connecting portion, and that has a hook shape to be coupled to the first coupling portion, an opening-and-closing portion that is pivotally supported by the second body portion, and that includes an abutment portion, and which is brought into abutment against the second coupling portion, and a locking portion that maintains a state of the abutment of the opening-and-closing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Crossfor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidetaka Dobashi
  • Patent number: 11399602
    Abstract: A decorative earring structure in the form of an elongated wire piece having contiguous wire piece sections including at least a proximal top wire piece section that is in the form of a wire piece arcuate loop that is constructed and arranged to extend over, about and behind the ear of a wearer, and a distal turned wire piece section that is constructed and arranged for positioning behind the ear lobe. A support receptacle is disposed at a free end of the distal turned wire piece and disposed at a back side of the ear lobe, and a support post is disposed at a front side of the ear lobe, engageable with the support receptacle and for retaining the decorative earring structure in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Carmela Max Ciatto Corso
  • Patent number: 11399621
    Abstract: An adjustable securement device which retains and secures items of personal property without slippage. The device includes an elastic band, an at least one sliding cinch, and a lanyard attachment mechanism. The elastic band is used to firmly secure and hold the item. The sliding cinch includes a constricting body and a strap-receiving hole. The strap-receiving hole traverses through the constricting body. The elastic band is slidably positioned within the strap-receiving hole to position the body of the elastic band adjacent to itself in order to create two separate loops. The first loop is positioned around the item and constricted tightly by sliding the sliding cinch adjacent to the item, thus securing and holding the item. The second loop is used to attach the lanyard attachment mechanism to the elastic band. The lanyard attachment mechanism is coupled to the elastic band and allows the device to attach to external structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NITE IZE, INC.
    Inventor: Dedric Michal Derr
  • Patent number: 11388961
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bracelet lengthening device, comprising at least one adjusting assembly (1, 2) that is movable relative to a clasp cover (21), the adjusting assembly (1, 2) and the cover (21) being provided with a first and a second fastening element (23, 35?), respectively, for fastening them respectively in several positions that are able to bring about different bracelet lengths, characterized in that the adjusting assembly (1, 2) and the cover (21) are also provided with a first and a second indexing element (15, 35), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Benjamin Celant, Martin Christian
  • Patent number: 11388962
    Abstract: A jewelry piece having a body or housing that defines a cavity sized and shaped to removably receive an interchangeable ornament and a cover or back connected to the body, such that the jewelry piece may be opened or closed. The body and cover magnetically and mechanically engage when the jewelry piece is closed to secure the ornament without the need for excessive force or an additional tool. The magnetic engagement is accomplished by magnets that are located opposite each other when the jewelry piece is closed. The mechanical engagement is accomplished by interlocking mating elements that combine to define a bail when the jewelry piece is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ANDRIA ARIE, LLC
    Inventor: R. Alexandria Roi-Sanginario
  • Patent number: 11382392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gemstone cut, comprising a crown having a flat table and main crown facets (10-12) being arranged around the table (1) and being inclined relative to the table, a girdle (5) at which the gemstone has its largest transverse dimension, and a pavilion adjoining the girdle from below the girdle and having main pavilion facets (7) around the girdle, whereby the number of the main pavilion facets is odd. The invention also relates to an article comprising a gemstone according to the invention and a method for improving the optical properties of a gemstone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: D. Swarovski KG
    Inventors: Christian Loinger, Günther Blasbichler
  • Patent number: 11382393
    Abstract: A jewelry piece having a body or housing that defines a cavity sized and shaped to removably receive an interchangeable ornament, a cover or back connected to the body, such that the jewelry piece may be opened or closed, and a locking mechanism to secure the ornament in the jewelry piece. The body and cover mechanically engage when the jewelry piece is closed to secure the ornament without the need for excessive force or an additional tool. The mechanical engagement is accomplished by interlocking mating elements and a spring-loaded lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ANDRIA ARIE, LLC
    Inventor: R. Alexandria Roi-Sanginario
  • Patent number: 11375781
    Abstract: Multicolored flexible wearables include a first portion having a first flexible polymer forming a toroid and including one or more colorants, a first surface, a second surface, and a recess in the first surface not reaching the second surface. A second portion formed of a second flexible polymer fills a majority of the recess and includes one or more colorants. The first and second flexible polymers have different colors and are permanently bonded together. Precious material particles may be disposed within the first and/or second flexible polymers. One or more of the colorants may have a color matching a color of the precious material particles. One method of bonding the portions includes depositing a liquid second portion into the recess and then curing it. Another method includes depositing a solid second portion into the recess and then curing a liquid layer of polymer between the first portion and second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Flexible Jewelry LLC
    Inventors: Brock Zobell, Brighton Jones, Aaron Dalley
  • Patent number: 11369171
    Abstract: The innovative product is a joint finger ring, particularly refers to a finger ring capable of being spliced, assembled, bent and adjusted, and relates to the technical field of ornamental finger rings and watchbands. A joint finger ring is composed of a ring setting (1), inlays (2) and connection components (3), wherein the inlays (2) are arranged in the ring setting (1). The left end and the right end of the ring setting (1) are movably connected through the connection components (3). The utility model solves the problem that in the wearing process of the traditional finger ring, the size of the finger ring of a favorite style is appropriately increased to fit the finger, and consequently, it is impossible to achieve the best feeling when people wear the finger ring, and especially for the characteristics of the male finger bones, the finger ring cannot be taken off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Bowen Tan
  • Patent number: 11369170
    Abstract: The inventive disclosures described herein pertains to an improved clasp-type device for connecting two ends of a wrap-around personal-adornment/jewelry item, such as a necklace, bracelet, or anklet. The improved jewelry clasp provides for both easy and secure coupling of two ends of a wrap-around jewelry item, while providing a decorative “hiding” of the clasp. In variations, the improved jewelry clasp can appear as just one of several ingots/charms that the wrap-around jewelry item may contain. Various other practical applications of the improved jewelry clasp are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: LXL Group Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Schilling, David Concepcion
  • Patent number: 11357296
    Abstract: A round stone is intended for being inserted contiguously with other similar stones to as to conceal the setting of the stones. Facets are bevel-formed between the girdle and the pavilion. Grooves, open at the two ends thereof, are formed, as by sawing in a plane perpendicular to the axis, in the facets to receive the setting claws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HAMARD VITAU
    Inventor: Philippe Vitau
  • Patent number: 11357294
    Abstract: A fastener for accessories includes a male part and a female part. The female part is a crocodile clip, which includes a pair of jaw members operable to open/close by a spring force. The fastener for accessories includes a first attraction part and a second attraction part. The first attraction part is located at an inner space in the pair of the jaw members. The second attraction part is located at the front part of the locking part. The first attraction part is located at either one of the jaw members. In addition, a holder, into which the second attraction part of the locking part is inserted, is placed in front of the first attraction part located in the crocodile clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HOUSEKI-NO-ANGEL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hisaziro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11357295
    Abstract: A blemish-concealing toe jewelry system; the blemish-concealing toe jewelry system includes an open-ended, hollow, semi-cylindrical brace including an interior surface and an exterior surface, a padded cushion member positioned on the interior surface, and an ornament affixed to the exterior surface of the brace. The brace is a functionally operative and decorative toe-ring configured to conceal, protect, and adorn blemishes on at least one toe of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Gertrina Avent
  • Patent number: 11357335
    Abstract: The present application discloses a bedsheet fastening device for fastening bedsheet to a mattress and holding it in place. The device comprises magnets configured to hold the bedsheet to the mattress and prevent it from rumpling. In some embodiments, the device comprises a plurality sets of magnets with each set of magnets comprising a first piece of magnet and a second piece of magnet. The first piece of magnet is affixed to the mattress and the second piece of magnet can be attached to and removed from the first piece of magnet. The plurality sets of magnets are arranged on the mattress and can hold a bedsheet securely in place. The bedsheet can be removed by separating the first piece of magnet from the second piece in each set. In some embodiments, magnets are housed in a protective cover or a holder, for example, an insert or a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Arnaud Ajamian