Patents by Inventor Steven A. Cipolla

Steven A. Cipolla has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210169183
    Abstract: An earring post construction that includes an elongated earring post and a cup that is for the support of a decorative piece. The elongated earring post and cup are integrally formed in a single piece construction so as to eliminate the use of any attachment means between the elongated earring post and the cup; in combination with a securing stud that engages with the elongated earring post, and wherein there is provided an elongated passage in the elongated earring post so as to minimize the amount of precious metal used in constructing at least the elongated earring post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Publication number: 20200363888
    Abstract: Scalable architectures, systems, and services are provided herein for generating jobs by applying user-specified rules to events in an action log framework (ALF) stream is disclosed. More specifically, collaboration environments can include features or mechanisms that allow end-users or collaborators to perform a variety of actions such as, for example, file uploads and previews, or collaboration operations such as, for example, task assignment and comments. These actions can be captured or logged by an action log framework and, as described herein, automatically translated into one or more jobs by applying customizable user-specified rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Annie Pearl, Matthew Taro Duvall, Joy Ebertz, Victor Valdez, Steven Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10768770
    Abstract: Scalable architectures, systems, and services are provided herein for generating jobs by applying user-specified rules to events in an action log framework (ALF) stream is disclosed. More specifically, collaboration environments can include features or mechanisms that allow end-users or collaborators to perform a variety of actions such as, for example, file uploads and previews, or collaboration operations such as, for example, task assignment and comments. These actions can be captured or logged by an action log framework and, as described herein, automatically translated into one or more jobs by applying customizable user-specified rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Annie Pearl, Matthew Taro Duvall, Joy Ebertz, Victor Valdez, Steven Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10509527
    Abstract: Scalable architectures, systems, and services are provided herein for generating jobs by applying user-specified rules to events in an action log framework (ALF) stream is disclosed. More specifically, collaboration environments can include features or mechanisms that allow end-users or collaborators to perform a variety of actions such as, for example, file uploads and previews, or collaboration operations such as, for example, task assignment and comments. These actions can be captured or logged by an action log framework and, as described herein, automatically translated into one or more jobs by applying customizable user-specified rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Annie Pearl, Matthew Taro Duvall, Joy Ebertz, Victor Valdez, Steven Cipolla
  • Publication number: 20190265821
    Abstract: Scalable architectures, systems, and services are provided herein for generating jobs by applying user-specified rules to events in an action log framework (ALF) stream is disclosed. More specifically, collaboration environments can include features or mechanisms that allow end-users or collaborators to perform a variety of actions such as, for example, file uploads and previews, or collaboration operations such as, for example, task assignment and comments. These actions can be captured or logged by an action log framework and, as described herein, automatically translated into one or more jobs by applying customizable user-specified rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Annie Pearl, Matthew Taro Duvall, Joy Ebertz, Victor Valdez, Steven Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10299549
    Abstract: A jewelry snap setting for supporting a jewel and that includes a one-piece support member having a base portion having multiple sides and a plurality of elongated prongs with one extending from each respective side of the base portion. Each elongated prong includes contiguous respective proximal biasing and distal retaining portions. Each proximal biasing portion extends integrally from a respective side of the base portion, and at least said proximal biasing portion has an arcuate cross-section in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the proximal biasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10292463
    Abstract: A formable decorative item that includes an outer sleeve having an outer decorative surface and an inner cavity, an elongated flexible plastic insert that is disposed within the inner cavity of the outer sleeve, and an elongated resilient wire element mounted with the elongated flexible plastic insert and that extends substantially a length of the elongated flexible plastic insert. The elongated resilient wire element is constructed and arranged so that the elongated resilient wire element can be formed in a predetermined configuration and maintained in that predetermined position so as to correspondingly maintain the outer sleeve in the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10098423
    Abstract: A jewelry item that includes a main decorative stem; at least one cap member engaged over the main stem; a first magnet; and a second magnet. The main stem has a channel for receiving the first magnet therein, and the cap member also has a channel for receiving the second magnet therein. Both channels are constructed and arranged so that the first and second magnets are in juxtaposition when the cap member is engaged toward the main stem so that there is a magnetic attraction between the main decorative stem and the cap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10040148
    Abstract: A stone setting machine that includes a base structure having a centrally disposed holding aperture, and a holder for a pre-cast setting basket meant to receive a stone. The pre-cast setting basket includes a plurality of prongs meant to be bent to retain the stone. The holder is disposed within the holding aperture. A plurality of slide members are supported over the base structure and meant to bend the prongs. The base structure includes a stationary plate member. A rotatable disc is provided for support by the stationary plate member has a plurality of disc control slots corresponding in number to the number of slide members. A plurality of control pins are received in respective disc control slots and coupled to respective slide members. An actuation mechanism is for controlling the rotatable disc which, in turn, controls the slide members to bend a corresponding respective prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 9808056
    Abstract: A method of making a self-stopping bead for jewelry. The method comprises the steps of: inserting a resilient tube with an axial passage lengthwise into a relatively rigid tube having a longitudinal axis; deforming the rigid tube inward toward said axis at at least first and second spaced-apart locations along said axis until the rigid tube is necked down at said locations enough to pinch the resilient tube at a depression; and severing the rigid tube and the resilient tube at said depressions thereby forming a self-stopping bead with opposing holes wherein during the step of deforming, the rigid tube and the resilient tube are pinched off so that each hole in the bead receives therein an end of the resilient tube so that the resilient inner tube has a length substantially the same as an axial length of the self-stopping bead between the opposed bead holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 9808055
    Abstract: A jewelry snap setting for supporting a jewel and that includes a one-piece support member having a base portion having multiple sides and a plurality of elongated prongs with one extending from each respective side of the base portion. Each elongated prong includes contiguous respective proximal biasing and distal retaining portions. Each proximal biasing portion extends integrally from a respective side of the base portion, and at least said proximal biasing portion has an arcuate cross-section in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the proximal biasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 9451813
    Abstract: A method of making a self-stopping bead for jewelry. The method comprises the steps of: inserting a resilient tube with an axial passage lengthwise into a relatively rigid tube having a longitudinal axis; deforming the rigid tube inward toward said axis at at least first and second spaced-apart locations along said axis until the rigid tube is necked down at said locations enough to pinch the resilient tube at a depression; and severing the rigid tube and the resilient tube at said depressions thereby forming a self-stopping bead with opposing holes wherein during the step of deforming, the rigid tube and the resilient tube are pinched off so that each hole in the bead receives therein an end of the resilient tube so that the resilient inner tube has a length substantially the same as an axial length of the self-stopping bead between the opposed bead holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHAIN COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 9326569
    Abstract: A clasp for releasably holding opposed ends of an elongated filament element. The clasp includes a housing having opposed sides each having a receiving port for accommodating respective opposed ends of the elongated filament element, and an open center chamber, a slide member received in the open center chamber of the housing, including opposed walls that each have a locking aperture, having an open center passage, and an end actuation button having locked and released positions, a locking disc engaged between the slide member and housing, and a spring disposed within the open center passage of the slide member and positioned between the locking disc and the end actuation button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Publication number: 20150082197
    Abstract: Scalable architectures, systems, and services are provided herein for generating jobs by applying user-specified rules to events in an action log framework (ALF) stream is disclosed. More specifically, collaboration environments can include features or mechanisms that allow end-users or collaborators to perform a variety of actions such as, for example, file uploads and previews, or collaboration operations such as, for example, task assignment and comments. These actions can be captured or logged by an action log framework and, as described herein, automatically translated into one or more jobs by applying customizable user-specified rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Annie Pearl, Matthew Taro Duvall, Joy Ebertz, Victor Valdez, Steven Cipolla
  • Patent number: 8931251
    Abstract: A metal chain construction that includes a series of interconnected links with each link constructed and arranged in an annular configuration having either a circular or oval cross-sectional area. The link has, on at least one side thereof, a substantially planar indicia surface that is recessed into the cross-sectional area. An indicia in the form of a discernible indicia message is formed on said recessed indicia surface such as by an engraving. The link is of a metal alloy and the link joint is formed of a metal alloy solder mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 8904744
    Abstract: The method includes providing a source of flat stock; forming the flat stock into a spherical shaped bead that includes connected semi-spherical bead halves with each half having opposed open recesses that are located in a circular edge that defines each semi-spherical half; providing a source of wire stock; forming the wire stock into a series of the interconnected links with each link having a middle section and contiguous opposed enlarged ends at respective ends of the middle section; positioning the formed links each between adjacently disposed spherical shaped beads for accommodation in facing recesses thereof; closing the connected semi-spherical bead halves to form the spherical shaped bead; and laser welding between the connected semi-spherical bead halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: D755666
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: D886660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: D886661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: D896688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla