For Jewelry (e.g., Buckle Type) Patents (Class 24/587.11)
  • Patent number: 10939734
    Abstract: A clasp for a necklace including a string, the clasp being configured to join a first and second free end of a string. The clasp including a first part and a second part and is transitionable between an open when then surfaces of the first and second parts are spaced apart from one another and a closed condition when the surfaces of the first and second parts are positioned on one another. The first and second parts including surfaces configured to be releasably attached to one another by a magnetic connection. The first and second parts each including a throughhole extending lengthwise along an axis extending along a length of the first and second parts, the surfaces of the first and second part being generally transverse to the axis, the throughhole being configured to receive and secure a portion of the string therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Andrea Hope Chinalai
  • Patent number: 10729211
    Abstract: A wristband locking mechanism for a wearable electronic device, a wristband, a wearable electronic device and a method of securing an article to a person. The wristband locking mechanism includes a clasp assembly with independently-operable spring-biased actuators such that the wristband locking mechanism cannot be unlocked using one hand. The use of sensors, processors, communication equipment and associated components within the wearable electronic device allows a caregiver to monitor one or more of location, environmental, physiological and activity data of a wearer of the device, while the requirement for two-handed operation for unlocking of the wristband locking mechanism provides a deterrent against intentional or unintentional removal of the attached article or wearable electronic device by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CAREBAND INC.
    Inventors: Adam G. Sobol, Jason R. Gebhardt
  • Patent number: 10178900
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp is provided that operably locks in both an open and closed state to facilitate donning of an article of jewelry and for securing the jewelry to the wearer after being donned. The clasp comprises a clasp body having a first end with a hook portion and a clearance slot. Within the clasp body is a slidable clasp member that slides within the clasp body and operably blocks and opens the clearance slot of the hook portion. Within the clasp body is a first detent and a second detent that are aligned with the slide direction of the slidable member. The slidable member includes a protrusion that operably engages the first detent and second detent. The first detent locks the clasp in an open position. The second detent locks the clasp in a closed position. Embodiments of the detents and the protrusion are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Vince Izzo
  • Patent number: 10165834
    Abstract: Provided is a buckle type jewelry lock catch. The lock catch includes a lock catch body, a buckle sleeve and a buckle. One end of the buckle sleeve is provided with a buckle sleeve matching surface, the other end of the buckle sleeve is provided with a buckle inlet, and an internal wall of the buckle sleeve is provided with lock pins; an external surface of the buckle is provided with U-shaped clamping grooves, a spring chamber is provided inside the buckle, and a spring is provided in the spring chamber; and a thimble of the spring is provided at one end of the buckle, and a connecting mechanism of a jewelry chain is provided at the other end of the buckle. The buckle type jewelry lock catch effectively combines firmness with beautiful appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Wei Zhao
  • Patent number: 10085523
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a removable module and a housing for an attachment system of a consumer product. The removable module includes a locking mechanism comprising a first portion having a substantially planar top surface and second portion that comprises a substantially non-planar bottom surface. The first portion and the second portion are coupled together. The locking mechanism also includes a first spring mechanism coupled between the first portion and the second portion. The first spring mechanism causes the first portion to be biased away from the second portion. The locking mechanism also includes a second spring mechanism. The second spring mechanism causes the substantially planar top surface of the first portion to be biased substantially flush with respect to the removable module and also causes the substantially non-planar bottom surface of the second portion to be biased proud with respect to the removable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Perkins, Phillip M. Hobson, Michael J. Webb
  • Patent number: 9351544
    Abstract: A coupling structure includes: a rod-shaped rod attached to a first end of an accessory; and a receiving portion attached to a second end of the accessory and an insertion hole portion, which receives the rod, and an accommodating portion. The receiving portion includes: a cylindrical slider into which at least a tip end portion of the rod is inserted and which is slidable and rotatable in the insertion hole and the accommodating portion; a guide groove configured to restrict the movement of the slider to switch the position of the slider to a first position or a second position; and a locking pin that inhibits the movement of the rod in the receiving portion in a pull-out direction when the slider is located at the first position and that allows the rod to move when the slider is located at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: JEWEL KOBE Company Limited
    Inventor: Masafumi Matsumori
  • Patent number: 9339091
    Abstract: A jewelry article having an elongated strand with a first section and a second section, a small-hole bead assembly, and a small-hole bead. The small-hole bead assembly includes a first mount, a second mount and a connecting bar. The small-hole bead assembly being positioned on the elongated strand between the first section and the second section with the small-hole bead being positioned on the connecting bar between the first mount and the second mount of the small-hole bead assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: John Kaupp
  • Publication number: 20150101158
    Abstract: A jewelry article includes a body, a ring, and clasps. The body has first and second ends. The ring is disposed on the first end of the body, and the clasps are disposed on the body between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Antonio Thomas
  • 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: 8584361
    Abstract: A body jewelry applicator includes a gripping member adapted to receive and retain the backing of a piece of body jewelry within a hole or opening. The gripping member may be made of a foam and have one or more holes in the ends thereof for receiving the backing. The body jewelry applicator may also include a body or handle to which the gripping member is secured. A release rod may be slidably positioned within the body and movable between a first position and a second position, movement of the release rod from the first position to the second position causing the release rod to engage and expel the backing from the gripping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Garrick P. McFerren
  • Patent number: 7942723
    Abstract: A length adjuster for connection between two parts of a garment has a flexible tape having an outer end adapted for fixing to one of the garment parts and formed with a longitudinally extending row of grooves and an inner end. A buckle has a base formed with a seat and an upper face from which projects a tooth. A clamp has a lower face turned toward the upper face and pivotal on the base between a position closely juxtaposed with the tooth and a position farther away from the tooth. The tape extends through the buckle between the faces with the grooves open toward and fittable with the tooth and with the inner end fixed in the seat. The tape forms a loop to a side of the buckle opposite the outer end. Structure forms an eye through which the loop passes and through which the tape can slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories (HK) Ltd
    Inventors: Gerhard Fildan, Karl Wanzenböck
  • Patent number: 7788774
    Abstract: A releasable clasp or coupling includes a female member and a male member each having a cylindrical body, a flat front end disposed at an angle diagonal to the longitudinal axis of its body, and a rear end adapted to be connected to the end of a flexible member such a necklace, or the like. The female member has an aperture through its diagonal front end and the male member has a tongue element that extends outwardly from its diagonal front end. The aperture and the tongue element are aligned and slidably engaged to place the diagonal front ends face-to-face, and upon relative pivotal movement of the bodies, the longitudinal axis of the male and female members become axially aligned and the aperture and tongue element become oriented out of alignment to prevent accidental removal. The tongue may also frictionally engage the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Brian Cravey
  • Patent number: 7523527
    Abstract: A clasp for securing two items together includes a first section, a second section, least one pin and a force mechanism. The first section defines a cylindrical passage opening to the first face. The cylindrical passage defines at least one longitudinal J-shaped groove disposed longitudinally along the cylindrical passage. The J-shaped groove includes a main longitudinal portion, a transverse portion and a hooked portion. The second section has a top portion and a piston portion. The piston portion is complementary in dimension to the cylindrical passage. The pin extends transversely to the piston portion and is complementary to the J-shaped groove. The force mechanism applies a repulsive force between the second section and the first section so that when the pin is aligned with the hooked poration, the repulsive force drives the pin into the hooked portion, thereby inhibiting the second section from disengaging the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Michael I. Garber
  • Publication number: 20080163467
    Abstract: A substantially rigid shaft is obtusely angled adjacent to an enlargement at its distal end. The proximal end of the shaft and a receptacle, forming and defining an aperture slightly smaller than the enlargement, are flexibly affixed to differing portions of an encircling article that become releasably joined when the enlargement is forcibly passed through the aperture, Highly resistive to accidental opening, purposeful pressure applied to the enlargement by a single finger or thumb creates a leveraged force that assists the pressure in accomplishing intentional disengagement. Optional attributes include a magnetic pre-positioning for engagement and disengagement and use of gemstones as distal enlargements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Bodkin,
  • Patent number: 7377128
    Abstract: A clasp for an ornamental material, such as knitwear, has two portions. One end of a clasp portion serves as a mating face, while the other end of a clasp portion has an aperture. The mating faces have complementary registration structures, such as a bump and well, peg and hole, and so on. The apertures receive and conceal the ends of the ornamental material. Thus, a wearable item, such as a necklace, belt, anklet, shawl, sweater, shrug, cape or bracelet, and so on, can be readily formed from knitwear or other ornamental material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Barbara Zucker-Pinchoff
  • Patent number: 7322076
    Abstract: The clasp for jewelry includes a body, a pin insertable into the body, a stopper engaging to the pin having been inserted into the body to keep the pin engaged to the body, and a releaser releasing the pin from the body. When pulled or slid, the releaser releases the pin from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Seberu Pico Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoyasu Ninomiya
  • 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