A jewelry holder comprising an flat upright plastic panel preferably rectangle and has a lightly defined straight border on the face of the panel near its edges on all sides which border contains perforations within the border so the panel can be attached to any accepting surface. The interior of the panel free of the borders includes a plurity of perforations that penetrate the panel and are evenly spaced horizontally and evenly sized throughout said panel and when cord is pulled/woven/attached in and out of said perorations in a such manner will form a multitude of cord/loop supports that jewelry/articles can be hung on or attached to. The panel can include at least one horizontal plastic container at the panel's base to hold jewelry/articles not elected or unable to be hung or attached to the cord/loops on the jewelry holder's panel.
The Invention relates to an improved jewelry holder assembly, specifically for holding/storing jewelry. All Jewelry holders and/or devices currently available contain, in part or whole, metal pins, hooks or prongs as well as supports made of wood, metal, cardboard or fabric and some devices include movable parts.
The improved jewelry holder invented is designed to be attachable to any accepting surface and is completely free of metal hardware, such as metal pins, hooks, prongs, screws by which jewelry or articles are hung from or in and as well as free of any supports made of metal, wood, cardboard or fabric and the invention also has no moving parts, all of which is evident in whole or part in the current available patented jewelry holders, jewelry stands, earring holders, display devices for jewelry, vanity cases, display racks, display hangers, article organizers, jewelry hangers, storage racks and devices.
The invention specified herein is a jewelry holder made with a multi perforated plastic support panel with cord holders/loops and is free of any movable parts.
Applicant is aware of the issued U.S. patents for Jewelry Holders or their like and some include perforations similar to those in the applicants invention but their perforations are used exclusively to attach pierced earrings or other jewelry to fit directly into the perforations, such as in U.S. Pat. No. 6,244,431 and U.S. Pat. No. 5,664,669 and U.S. Pat. No. 5,033,625 and U.S. Pat. No. 4,904,031 and U.S. Pat. No. 4,739,886, and some have small plastic support parts, but most all of the above mentioned patents also have metal hooks, prongs and/or metal, wood or fabric supports and some have movable parts. Therefore none of the mentioned patents are relevant or can accomplish what the jewelry holder invention specified herein accomplishes.SUMMARY
The invention relates to jewelry holder that consists of a multi perforated rectangular plastic panel whereby the perforations made in it are used to weave/pull cord(s) through that then form loops that jewelry/articles can hang on or attach to. The jewelry holder is made to attach manually to any accepting surface.
The panel has a straight lined lightly defined border completely around its face a preferable distance of one and one half inch from all of the panel's edges. Small perforations within the panel's defined border are inserted so the panel can be attached to any accepting surface on three of its sides. The small perforations within the defined border at the bottom of the panel are for the purpose if needed for attaching if required a preferred horizontal plastic container with a flat backside and a wide-open top and a round shaped bottom and closed sides.
The Jewelry Holder's panel is formed in an injection molding process. The panel and the multitude of small round evenly sized and evenly spaced and evenly numbered perforations within it penetrate and go through to the back of the panel and designed to run horizontally throughout the panel in the interior of the panel that is free of the defined border on the face of the panel are also formed by the mold injection process.
Cord is continuously woven/pulled/attached horizontally in and out of said small perforations throughout the panel's interior space that is free of the defined border thereby forming a multitude of evenly spaced and evenly sized cord supports/loops where by jewelry/articles can be hung or attached on or to.
Mold injection machines or the like in one of two ways produces the horizontal plastic container extension at the bottom front side of the panel at its base. The mold ejection machine can form the horizontal container along with the panel itself during the initial molding process or the container can also be produced separately by mold injection machines. If this separate method is preferred then the mold injection process that produces the container will also produce four small holes/perforations in the flat back of the container that are designed to line up with those at the base of the finished said panel enabling the attachment of the horizontal container within the defined border at the base of the panel. The horizontal container that is formed separately can be attached to the completed support panel semi-manually or manually with plastic hardware or chemical adhesion or both by the manufacturer.
Other objects and features of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description considered in connection with the accompanying drawings. It is to be understood, however, that the drawings are designed as an illustration only and not as a definition of the limits of the invention.
In the drawings, wherein similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views:
In the interior space of the said panel that is free of the said border are a multitude of small round evenly sized and evenly spaced and evenly numbered perforations that penetrate through to the back of the panel. The perforations then fill the panel throughout its interior space that is free of the defined borders on the face of the panel.
The container when added to the panel in either method used to produce the container completely covers the panel in the defined borders at the base of the panel from the right to the left edge of the panel and will overhang the panel at its base.
The cord(s) once woven/pulled/attached at their beginning(s) and end(s) are tied off in the back of the panel with knots or beads or chemically or in any or all of the three methods.
Referring now in detail to the drawings
Perforations 30 are evenly spaced within the defined borders 15 on the face of the said panel 10 that penetrate to the back of the panel 10 so the panel 10 can be attached to any accepting surface on three of its four sides, the top, right side and left side. The perforations 30 within the defined border 15 at the base of the panel 10 are for the purpose of attaching semi manually or manually a horizontal container if it had been formed separately in the initial mold injection process that produced the jewelry holder's support panel 10 with perforations 20 and 30.
Perforations 20 are evenly sized and evenly spaced horizontally and evenly numbered throughout the interior of the panel 10 and penetrate to the back of the panel 10 that is free of the defined border 15.
The container 40 is open at the topside and has a round shaped bottom and is closed at both of its ends. The container 40 completely covers the defined borders 15 at the base of the panel 10. The container 40 fits the said base of the panel 10 horizontally from the left to right edge of the panel 10 at its base. The container 40 if produced with a separate mold injection process can be attached chemically or with plastic screws or both to the perforations 30 in the defined borders 15 at the base of the panel 10. The container 40 will drop below the bottom of the panel 10. whether or not it is formed during the initial mold injection process of the jewelry holder's support panel 10 or molded separately and then attached.
The cord 50 once pulled/woven/attached and brought to the front of the panel 10 from the back of the panel 10 is then brought over and put through the second horizontal perforation 20 next to the first horizontal perforation on the face of the panel 10 thereby forming on the face of the panel 10 the first of a multitude of cord hangers/loops 50.
When using the same method mentioned and outlined of pulling/weaving/attaching the cord(s) 50 horizontally in and out of all of the perforations 20 that are in the interior of the panel 10 the cord(s) 50 will create a multitude of small cord hangers/loops 50 only limited by the size of the panel 10.
The cord(s) 50 in the panel 10 at the beginning and the ends of the pulling/weaving/attaching procedure can be anchored at the back of the panel 10 chemically or with knots or with flat beads or by using any or all three methods.
The jewelry holder's plastic panel 10 and the defined border 15 and its perforations 20 and 30 are formed during the injection molding process.
The horizontal container 40 with open topside and a round shaped bottom side and closed at its ends is formed in one of two ways. The container 40 can be formed during the injection molding process when the jewelry holder's support panel 10 is formed along with its borders 15 and perforations 20 and 30 are also formed.
The horizontal plastic container 40 with open topside and a round shaped bottom side and closed at its ends can also be formed separately in a mold injection process. Then a flat backside is added to the container 40 with perforations added that are designed to line up with the perforations 30 within the border 15 in the base of the said panel 10. The container 40 formed separately can then be attached by the manufacturer chemically and or with plastic hardware or both to the panel 10 within the defined border 15 at the base of the finished mold injected panel 10.
The cord 50 is woven/pulled/attached in and out of the perforations 20 after the mold injection process has completed the panel 10 with its perforations 20 and 30 and borders 15 and before or after the horizontal container 40 has been molded to or attached to the panel 10.
The cord(s) 50 is automatically woven/pulled/attached through the small perforations 20 in the panel 10 with programmed weaving machines that form the cord hangers/loops automatically on the face of the panel 10 or by weaving/pulling/attaching cord 50 through the perforations 20 semi-manually or manually that will also form the hangers/loops on the jewelry holder's support panel 10.
The weaving/pulling process of the cord(s) 50 will leave free of/without cord(s) 50 the perforations 30 around three sides of the panel's 10 perimeter within the defined border 15 for the attachment of the finished panel to any accepting surface. The perforations 30 within the defined border 15 at the base of the panel 10 are to be used to attach the container 40 if the container 40 is mold ejected separately and was not already attached and formed during the initial molding process of the jewelry holder's plastic support panel 10.
When the cord 50 has been woven/pulled/attached throughout the perforations 20 it is anchored at the back of the panel 10 automatically during the machine weaving process or by a manual or semi manual process anchored chemically or with flat plastic beads/knots or by using any or all methods in any manner as to keep the cord in a taunt and secure manner within the perforations 20 on the panel 10.
Accordingly, while at least one embodiment of the present invention has been shown and described, it is obvious that many changes and modifications may be made thereunto without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
1. A jewelry holder comprising:
- An upright plastic panel that is substantially rectangle with smooth edges that shows a lightly defined border on the said panel's face side that is straight lined all around the face of the panel away from all of its edges a preferred distance of at least one ands one half inches.
- The small perforations within each of the defined borders around the face of the said panel are evenly spaced from each other to be used for attaching said panel to any accepting surface on three of it's sides the top side and left side and right side. The perforations within the defined border of the panel at the bottom side if needed are to attach a plastic container if required.
- The interior space of the said panel that is free of the said border contains a multitude of horizontal small round evenly sized and evenly spaced and evenly numbered perforations that penetrate the said panel through to the back of the panel. The perforations cover the interior of the said panel free of its defined borders.
2. The jewelry holder plastic panel of claim 1 further comprises a horizontal plastic container at the base of the said panel that is completely open at its topside and has a round bottom side and is closed at its ends.
- The said container can be molded and fused to the panel during the initial mold injection process of the jewelry holder's panel. Or the plastic container can be mold injected separately and designed with a flat back that contains perforations that line up with the perforations within the defined border at the base of the said panel. The manufacturer can attach the container by using plastic screws at the bottom of the said panel. The container when attached in any method will overlap the bottom of the panel.
- The said container fits horizontally and evenly from the left edge to right edge of the panel at the bottom of the panel thereby covering the defined borders at the lower front side of said panel.
- The container is at least wide and deep enough for hands to easily put in or take out what is stored there.
3. The jewelry holder's plastic panel of claim 1 further comprises cord(s) that is/are pulled/woven/attached in and out of the small horizontal perforations free of those in the defined borders of the panel by using automatic weaving machines or pulled/woven/attached semi manually or manually. The cord using any method is pulled/woven/attached throughout all of the perforations in the said panel that are not within the defined border on the face of the panel.
- The cord(s) pulled/woven/attached in and out of all of the small horizontal perforations in the interior of the said panel are designed to be evenly sized and spaced as well as evenly numbered within the interior space free of the defined border thereby forming a multitude of small evenly spaced cord/loop supports for jewelry/articles to attach to or hang on.
- The cord(s) once completely pulled/woven/attached through the perforations in the panel's interior space free of the defined borders are then anchored in the rear of the panel at its beginning(s) and end(s).
- The anchored cord(s) are made in the back of the said panel is/are secured in the automatic weaving process or can be manually or semi-manually secured chemically or with flat plastic beads or small knots made in the cord or by using any or all methods. The cord is to be anchored in any such a manner as to keep the cord/loops taunt and secure in its perforations within the interior space of the panel that is free of the panel's defined borders.
Filed: Jan 5, 2009
Publication Date: Jul 8, 2010
Inventor: Mildred Shulman (New York, NY)
Application Number: 12/319,205
International Classification: A45C 11/16 (20060101); D03D 25/00 (20060101);