For Jewelry Patents (Class 24/574.1)
  • Patent number: 11027087
    Abstract: A headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask is configured to provide easy use and a reliable connection. The headgear connection assembly may include a clip attachment portion and a clip. The clip may include a hook, a headgear attachment loop, and one or more finger grips. The hook may be configured to include a central portion and two outer portions and an interference bump and to engage with a post of the clip attachment portion. The central and outer portions of the hook may be configured to flex independently of one another. The clip attachment portion may include geometry to limit rotation of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Hamish Joshua Rose
  • Patent number: 10178896
    Abstract: A press control key ring includes a split ring defining an opening between two opposite ends thereof, and a locking module including an inner casing for the insertion of the two opposite ends of the annular wire rod and having a mounting hole on the middle of the top wall thereof, an elastic member mounted in the inner casing with one end thereof secured to an inner bottom wall of the inner casing, a press block mounted in the mounting hole and supported on the opposite end of the elastic member, and an outer casing sleeved onto the inner casing and having an insertion hole on the middle of the top wall thereof for the insertion of the press block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HOEY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joseph Huang
  • Patent number: 10016029
    Abstract: Attachment systems for attaching a wearable electronic device to a user including a sizing band and a retaining band are disclosed. The sizing band includes at least one sizing eyelet and a band-insertable end. The retaining band includes at least a post for insertion into the sizing eyelet of the sizing band and a concealment aperture configured to receive the band-insertable end of the sizing band. A bottom surface of the retaining band can be a recessed guide bed configured to guide the band-insertable end along the bottom surface of the retaining band. A wearable electronic device can couple to both the sizing band and the retaining band by accepting an end portion of each band into receiving channels extending into opposite sidewalls of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Osamu Yabe, Derek C. Krass, Scott W. Slabaugh, Michael Brickner, Julian Hoenig, Wayne Cowan, Rico Zörkendörfer, Christopher J. Stringer, Ian Davison
  • Patent number: 9995330
    Abstract: A remotely controllable fastening device for the detachable connection of components has a longitudinal axis and at least one fastening body for insertion into a fastening base, wherein the fastening body has an anchor which is insertable into the fastening base, wherein, for the form-closing and/or frictional anchoring of the fastening device in the fastening base, the anchor is moveable in at least a first direction, and wherein, for the disengaging of the fastening device, the anchor is respectively moveable in a second direction which is contrary to the first direction, and wherein the anchor is connected with a drive which is remote operatable and which is provided for operation with a fluid and which is internally arranged, the anchor being moveable by the drive in at least the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Jacques Tchouangueu
  • Patent number: 9943142
    Abstract: A clasp which has a primary body and a secondary body couples an elongated member. A bore has a groove within the primary body. A rod has a leg coupled to the secondary body and slidably engages the groove. A shaped locking channel is coupled to the groove. The leg engages with the shaped locking channel for coupling and decoupling the primary body with the secondary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Johannes Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9809337
    Abstract: A standing tree branch compression ring is adapted to be vertically raised about the trunk of the tree by lifting means. As the ring is lifted it forceably moves the tree branches inward. A plastic ring liner is removably affixed to the outer surface of the ring to reduce its coefficient of friction to mitigate tree branch damage. The ring is polygonal and includes a fully releasable segment to accept the tree trunk from the side. The segment is then reaffixed by a mating tongue and slot joint at one end a latch at the other end before it is raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 9296534
    Abstract: A fastener system comprising a strap incorporating a plurality of teeth and comprising a buckle incorporating a plurality of slots. The strap can be engaged by the buckle such that the strap resists disengagement by a separating force applied generally equally across the width of the strap and the buckle, but will disengage upon application of an asymmetrical force applied proximate either just to the top edge or just to the bottom edge of the buckle and strap. The fastener system can be associated with a cuff or other article so as to releasably maintain two opposing side edges of the cuff in proximity to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: THINLINE, LLC
    Inventor: Evan Michael Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 9293068
    Abstract: An ambigram coin comprises a coin body including a field having an obverse side, a reverse side, bound by a circumferential edge side, a central portion including a cut-out hollow ambigram legend therethrough. The ambigram coin includes two opposing cut-out hollow apertures that provide an opening through which a displaying device is passed therethrough. The ambigram coin includes a cut-out ambigram including the hollow letters “M” and “E”, ambigram “ME” at an obverse display position such that when the ambigram coin is vertically rotated symmetrically 180 degrees the cut-out ambigram “ME” reads as the cut-out ambigram “WE”, at a reverse display position. In another aspect, a kit is provided that includes an ambigram coin kit. In another embodiment, the ambigram coin further comprises a displaying device coupled to a connecting device so that the ambigram coin is used worn as jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Laura Ann Hibbert
  • Publication number: 20140260425
    Abstract: In a personalized band closed by a side release buckle comprising a hook fixedly attached to each end of the band and a double-sided catch for receiving and securing the hooks. A display panel for separately displaying band straps and personalized catches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Heartwood Creations, LLC
    Inventor: Warren Slabaugh
  • Patent number: 8833103
    Abstract: Earring having a body, a pin provided at one end of the body and formed with a locking groove, an accessory body provided at the other end to be locked with the locking groove, a handle and a spring. The spring is to be mounted in the lower portion of the accessory body, and the handle is configured to be fitted within the accessory body such that the spring presses at a first end against the inside of the handle and at a second end against the inside of the accessory body. The accessory body maintains an opening for receiving the pin and is formed with an insert groove within the opening into which the pin is inserted, which is elastically locked with the locking groove of the pin by a spring. When the handle is pressed the upper portion of the accessory body opens and the pin is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Kyung Hak Baik
  • Patent number: 8756955
    Abstract: A article of survival equipment for wear by the user comprising a weaved cord portion, a shackle, a tongue and a pin. The shackle is coupled to one end of the cord portion and further includes two apertures disposed at opposing ends of the shackle adapted to receive a pin. The tongue is coupled to the other end of the cord portion and is disposed between the ends of the shackle. The tongue further includes a plurality of apertures for receiving the pin. The pin extends substantially between the shackle apertures when inserted in the shackle and the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Tough Gear, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Walchle, Matthew Bridgewater, Jason Sarnowski, Cole Coker
  • Patent number: 8756773
    Abstract: A system of fasteners and connectors that can be used as part of fashion items such as jewelry, leather goods and garments is provided. One or more fasteners can be used interchangeably with a range of connectors to accommodate various kinds of decorative and functional applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cygnet Hill Ltd.
    Inventors: Sarah Yarger Kienzle, Siarhei Murauyou, Marianne Grisdale, Cliff Krapfl
  • Patent number: 8578573
    Abstract: A pin fastener includes a cylindrical body into which a pin is inserted, a coil spring wound on the outer periphery of the cylindrical body, and an outer cylindrical body surrounding the outer periphery of the cylindrical body and coil spring. A cut is provided in the cylindrical body, and a linear fastening portion of the coil spring is fitted into the cut, thereby forming a pin fastening narrowed portion between the fastening portion and a wall portion of the cylindrical body opposed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Yugen Kaisha Houseki-No-Angel
    Inventor: Hisajiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8220116
    Abstract: A connecting device including three elements, namely: a core which is housed in an inner part and an outer part. The core includes a head having a truncated-cone-shaped part and a rod having, for example, one of the two sides of a collar connected thereto, the other side being connected to the outer part. The inner part is snap engaged in the outer part and is simultaneously detached from the core. The head is shaped such that, in a closed configuration, the head inhibits the engagement element such that the device locks when the rod is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Francis Schwab
  • Publication number: 20110289740
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp is provided with a male element and a female element. The female element has a chamber with a frame and an internal stop element that is integral with the frame. The chamber includes a pivot for a pivotally-mounted spring-biased latch element so that the latch element is not placed in the trajectory of the entry path of the male element into the entry port of the chamber, and the latch element is configured to abut the chamber frame such that, in every position, the latch element remains within the chamber frame and does not extend beyond the frame when the male element is engaging, engaged, disengaging or disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Nicky YAKUBOVICH, Surasith Sriorathaikul
  • Patent number: 7878024
    Abstract: An earring includes an earring body, a locking bar provided at one end of the earring body and formed with a locking groove, and a locker provided at the other end of the earring body to be selectively locked with the locking bar. The locker is formed with an insert groove, the insert groove is provided at an inside thereof with a locking protrusion, and a locking release button is positioned adjacent to the locking protrusion while protruding out of the locker. The spring includes a compression spring and the locking protrusion is adapted to lock with the locking groove of the locking bar while performing a straight movement in a state in which the locking protrusion is elastically supported to the spring. The locking/unlocking operations of the coupling parts are easily performed and an aesthetic appearance of the earring is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Core Jewelry, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyung-Hak Baik
  • Patent number: 7797964
    Abstract: A kit having a ring sizer and ring joiner. The kit has a plurality of circular bands that fit into and engage with a plurality of adjacent rings, such as a wedding ring and an engagement ring, to secure the plurality rings together. In addition, the bands are made in different thickness so the bands can also be used to adjust the size of the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Karin Elizabeth Lynch
  • Publication number: 20100229356
    Abstract: An anchoring device includes a base attachable to skin or clothing of a user and a loop to which a clasp or other element of a necklace or other loosely encircling item can be fixed, thereby preventing rotation of the encircling item about the user's neck, ankle, wrist, waist, or other body portion. The base can be moisture resistant, and can include hook attachment to clothing or adhesive attachment to clothing or skin. The base can blend in appearance with skin or clothes. The loop can blend in appearance with the clasp. Or the base and/or loop can be translucent or transparent. The device can include a plurality of loops. A removable, adhesive-protecting backing can be included, and a plurality of anchors can be provided on a common backing sheet. The loop can be flexible, foldable, and/or can include a clasping mechanism. The base and/or adhesive can be hypo-allergenic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Colleen P. LaRocque
  • Publication number: 20090199367
    Abstract: A magnetic jewelry clasp is described that includes a first body member having a magnet that defines a first magnetically attractive surface. The clasp includes a second body member that has a magnet that defines a second magnetically attractive surface that magnetically connects to the first magnetically attractive surface to define a first locking arrangement of the clasp. The clasp includes a safety catch that has a first protuberance that is adapted to open and close the safety catch. The safety catch includes a second protuberance that fits over the end of the second body member which defines a second locking arrangement of the clasp. The Safety catch is designed so that it will function whether the two bodies are brought together with both right side up or with one up side down. It includes a pair of side panels that prevent misalignment of the first and second body members. There is also disclosed a safety catch with a magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Fuhrman
  • Patent number: 7536757
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a versatile clip for jewellery which functions as the link between the necklace and exchangeable pieces of jewellery comprising a front member (4) and a rear member (6) having curved profiles and hinged at one end whilst the respective engaging ends (10A), (10B) of the front and rear members (4), (6) opposing the hinge (8) are capable of being integrally latched to assume a central aperture (12); said engaging end (10A) of the front member (4) opposing the hinge (8) is provided with an indented notch (16A) to accommodate a hook (18) having one end (20) permanently fixed on the outer surface (22) of the front member (4) adjacent to the base (16C) of the indented notch (16A) and one unfixed end (24) freely extending into the indented notch (16A); said engaging end (10B) of the rear member (6) opposing the hinge (8) is also provided with an indented notch (16B) to snugly encompass the free unfixed end (24) of the hook (18) to hold the pendant captive when the engaging e
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Amee Philips SDN BHD
    Inventor: Sin Cheo Tan
  • Patent number: 6804868
    Abstract: A locking clasp (1) has a planar clasp body (3) an aperture (13), a swivel cover (12) rivetably mounted on a top surface and an interconnecting link having a plate (8) of the same size and shape as the aperture. When the plate on the interlocking link is inserted into the aperture of the clasp body and the swivel cover is rotated over the plate, the clasp provides a secure, aesthetic, all-pleasing and easy to use clasp for jewelry and other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventor: Beverly Fox
  • Patent number: 6729159
    Abstract: Interchangeable Jewelry System for creating custom jewelry assemblies (20, 20′, and 20″). Custom assemblies of one or more interchangeable jewelry segments (22). Interchangeable jewelry segments can contain male (38) and/or female (44) interchangeable mechanisms and/or body connector assemblies (60, 60′, and/or 60″) for attaching to the body or to items which attach to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Laura Jeanene Rose
  • Patent number: 6698238
    Abstract: A jewelry pendant for attachment to a strand of beads having a first and second countersink on opposite sides of the upper attachment end of the jewelry pendant. The countersinks are coupled at a junction to define an aperture through the upper attachment end of the jewelry pendant. The aperture is large enough to permit passage of a connector on a strand of beads and being smaller than the diameter of the end beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Howard S. Cheng
  • Patent number: 6681598
    Abstract: A stringless connector for a strand of beads includes a two-piece interlocking assembly, each piece provided with an eyelet for connection to eyelets of connectors for adjacent beads. The eyelet of one member defines a pair of legs that are inserted into one end of the bore in a bead, one of the legs having locking tooth projecting toward the other leg. The other member has a straight shank extending into the bore from its eyelet, the end of the shank provided with a second locking tooth which enters the slot between the legs of the first member, overrides the tooth thereon and interlocks therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Howard S. Cheng
  • Patent number: 6662597
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in connecting and protecting first and second ends of an article of jewelry, wherein the apparatus comprises a cylindrical body having a longitudinal bore extending therethrough for passage of a clasp comprised of a loop and a ring member having a latching mechanism slidably fitted thereto to engage a portion of the loop. The cylindrical body is fitted to and tighteningly stretched over and about the clasp to prevent unintentional twisting of the two ends within and about the clasp insofar to alleviate the occurrence of breakage thereat and to prevent entanglement of the clasp with the wearer's hair. The cylindrical body is generally made from a pliable, translucent material to retain the overall aesthetic qualities and appearance of the article of jewelry as it is positioned over and about the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Sheryl A. Vanasse
  • Patent number: 6601408
    Abstract: An interchangeable and rotatable jewelry display for beads or ornaments. The invention provides a stable changing and retaining mechanism. Also, a method for displaying and rotating interchangeable ornaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Gregg Burgard
  • Patent number: 6508080
    Abstract: A connecting device for jewelry and accessories includes a male member formed as a pole having a tapered head, a groove on the surrounding surface at the bottom end, and having a connecting portion for connecting to jewelry and accessories at the end. A female member formed as an open and close box, includes a cover having a half-circle insertion aperture for the male member at one side in the longitudinal direction with or without a guide cylinder or a guide wall, and includes a base having a hook-recess of the said groove of the male member. A connecting portion for connecting to jewelry and accessory is provided at the end of the base. The box is made so that a shaft penetrates the cover and the base, and a spring member biases the cover and the base in the closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Seberupico Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyasu Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 6449818
    Abstract: A link having snap-fitted parts is provided with selected stones having different appearances to render the link highly versatile. The garment link, for brassieres, lingerie and the like, can use a perfume stone with laser-perforated capillaries communicating with a cavity from which scent may be released and which serves to draw a perfume liquid into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories Corporation
    Inventors: Gerhard Fildan, Karl Wanzenböck
  • Patent number: 6381814
    Abstract: A clasp (1) for bracelets, necklaces and similar items has a female element and a male element fastened together by a plug belonging to the male element that fastens in a corresponding hole in the female element by a locking belong to an extending member. The extending member has a protruding actuator end and a first part held in a first seat of the plug, which has a fork at its end created by two arms spread apart that meet to create a seat that encloses across a fixed pin set crossways through the first seat of the plug. The plug has an opening to introduce a tool suited to closing the arms rotating around the fixed pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Colpo & Zilio SrL
    Inventor: Renzo Colpo
  • Patent number: 6357261
    Abstract: An invisible connector assembly for a beaded strand of jewelry includes solid connector posts mounted in through-bores in the end beads of the strand. One post is provided with a threaded stud extending axially from the bead, and the other post is tapped within the bore of the bead to receive the threaded stud. The opposite end of each connection post is provided with a swiveling eye for connection to one end of the string mounting the remaining beads of the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Howard Cheng
  • Patent number: 6308385
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp with two ends for connecting to a necklace. A latch has an aperture in the periphery thereof and aligns with one of two apertures defined by the discontinuous periphery of the clasp. An actuator located on the latch is provided so as to move the latch. Once the latch aperture is aligned with one of the respective apertures in the clasp, a jump ring on the end of a necklace may be attached to an end of the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: Peter Franklin Ball