Finger-ring Forming Or Sizing Patents (Class 29/8)
  • Patent number: 10272484
    Abstract: A workpiece bending press has a vertical ram with a lateral through-hole near the bottom. A first elongated mandrel has an end that mounts in the through-hole. The first mandrel mounting end has a cavity that receives an end of a second mandrel. The first mandrel then extends from a first side of the ram, and the second mandrel extends from the opposite side of the ram. Workpiece forming blocks may be placed under each mandrel, providing two different mandrels and forming blocks on the ram at once for different pressing stages or different workpiece diameters. One or both mandrels may be part of a set of interchangeable mandrels with different outer diameters. The ram may be operated by a lever that is quickly movable to the left or right side of the press for convenient use of mandrels extending from the left and right sides of the ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Wrapsody Jewelry Studio, LLC
    Inventors: Janis J. Stephens, Allen Keith Stephens
  • Patent number: 10052672
    Abstract: The copper pipe bending tool is a cylindrical tool that is inserted into the open end of a copper pipe or copper tubing and which provides a grasping point and leverage over the end of the piping. Using the copper pipe bending tool makes it easier to move or bend the piping to align it with a specific fitting where it needs to connect. The tool may provide an interface area for copper pipes of several different standard sizes. The tool may also provide a texture grasping area to help prevent the user's hand from slipping off of the tool while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Boudwin
  • Patent number: 9946225
    Abstract: A mobile hologram apparatus is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a sheet folded along preformed creases into a pyramid structure configured to be actuated between a compressed state and an uncompressed state. The pyramid structure has a base section and a top section connected by four side sections. The pyramid structure in the compressed state has a height that is less than 1/10th the height of the pyramid structure in the uncompressed state. The apparatus also includes an elastic band connected to a perimeter of the base section of the pyramid structure and configured to cause the pyramid structure to self-actuate from the compressed state to the uncompressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Virtual Marketing Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Steven Murphy, Jacob W. Beckley
  • Publication number: 20150128644
    Abstract: A spreading tool (4) for widening a jewelry ring, in particular for pressing an inner ring portion (24) into an outer ring portion (26) of a hollow ring (22), has a plurality of spreading jaws (10), the insides (48) of which bound a receiving space (50), into which a spreading body (52) can be inserted for spreading open the spreading jaws (10), and which form on the outsides (34) thereof a plurality of coaxial ring receptacles (32) each being bounded radially inwardly by circumferentially disposed wall sections (36) of the spreading jaws (10). The ring receptacles (32) have diameters (Dn) that decrease relative to one another toward a free end (40) of the spreading jaws (10), characterized in that the spreading jaws (10) bound the ring receptacles (32) on both sides also in the direction of a main axis (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Hakan Sarac
  • Patent number: 8910382
    Abstract: Form the oval rings 25 from the circular rings 23. Then, twist the oval rings 25, for instance three times, around center of the longitudinal direction, and create the ring portion for male 31 and the binding portion at the both side of the binding portion. After that, obtain the rings for male 2 and the rings for female 3 by cutting the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mokumeganeya Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140326022
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting the ring size of a ring is disclosed. In some embodiments, the ring includes a frame having at least one groove, and at least one size adjustment insert having at least one tongue configured to be removably engaged with the at least one groove. In some embodiments, the at least one size adjustment insert is inserted into the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tosyali International Inc.
  • Patent number: 8677624
    Abstract: A ring including a shank having platforms at predetermined locations on an outer surface of the shank, where the platforms identify preferred positions for setting gemstones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Mardkha
  • Patent number: 8584329
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of setting stones, preferably precious stones like diamonds, in a mounting comprising (a) setting a base metal having a floor with a central cavity; (b) placing a center stone as a first layer of stone, the center stone having a pavilion, a girdle and a crown, such that the pavilion is placed inside the above stated cavity, the girdle inserted in incisions in the peripheral walls of the base metal from the side; (c) placing each of the respective layers of stones adjacent and marginally above each other, each stone having a pavilion, girdle and crown such that the pavilion of each of the respective stones is placed in its respective cavity, the girdle of each stone being inserted in the incisions in the peripheral walls; such that the peripheral walls of each of the layer forms the base of the cavity of the next layer; stones in each of the layers are held only from one side by said peripheral wall; the stones of following layer marginally overlap the crown of the sto
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Sachin Chandulal Dhakka
  • Patent number: 8296913
    Abstract: A ferromagnetic latching support system for positioning a surface is disclosed. The latching support system includes a mechanical support and a ferromagnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John R. Hull, Michael Strasik
  • Publication number: 20110289966
    Abstract: A finger ring is provided which includes a size-accommodating inner liner formed of a pliable, flexible and resilient material throughout and adhered to the inner diametrical surface of the ring. The liner includes a plurality of peripherally spaced flexible ribs extending inwardly therefrom to help facilitate ease of placement and removal of the ring from a person's finger, and to facilitate adjustment to and/or accommodation of variances in ring sizes. The outer substrate of the ring is formed with a liner retention shoulder to help retain the liner and resist shearing forces subjected thereto upon transition of the ring on and off the finger. The ring may be configured to permit simultaneous formation of aesthetically pleasing designs on the outer surface of the ring during the overmolding process utilized to form the inner liner therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Ted E. Ahrenholtz, Justin Paul Boortz
  • Patent number: 8028413
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention relate to a method for making an article of jewelry, the method may comprise, but is not limited to, mixing zirconia and a binder to form a mixture, heating the mixture, applying a pressure to the mixture to place the mixture in a mold to form a molded body, and applying heat to the molded body in a controlled atmosphere to at least partially remove the binder from the molded body. The method may further comprise forming at least one hole extending completely through the molded body, the at least one hole for inserting at least one stone setting or a housing for the stone setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Stuller, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Miller
  • Publication number: 20090188092
    Abstract: A jewelry mandrel having a tapered shaft with an axial groove in the surface of the shaft. The axial groove is capable of accepting one end of a metal wire at a pre-selected location and the depth and width of the groove are sized, such that the metal wire is not generally displaced axially from the pre-selected location as the wire is wound around the perimeter of a cross-section of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Maciej A. Teresiak
  • Publication number: 20090151395
    Abstract: An interchangeable ring system jewelry (20) consisting of a custom ring assembly (18) which can be assembled according to the user's desire, manually or by using specific tools (28L, 28R). The custom ring assembly (18) is comprised of an elongated flanged ring shank (22), an inner threaded nut-like interlocking ring (26), and an interchangeable inner ring (24). The flanged ring (22) in its preferred configuration is comprised of a fixed flange ring (36), fixed to one of its ends, and an external thread (32) on the other end. The inner ring (24) is slid onto the flanged ring shank (22), up to the fixed flange ring (36). The interlocking ring (26) interlocks to the flanged ring shank (22), screwed to its threaded end using specific tools (28L, 28R) or manually. In this way, the inner ring (24) is delimited between the interlocking ring (26) and the fixed flange ring (36) of the flanged ring shank, creating ready-to-wear custom ring jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Nir Louk, Efrat Fridenzon
  • Patent number: 7533464
    Abstract: A jewelry ring and an associated assembly method involves the ring being assembled with a set of easily fabricated components that allow for mass production, easy custom fabrication, and use in hobby kits. The ring employs a U-shaped shank formed of sheet material and a bezel formed of sheet material that are attached to each other in a manner that imparts the ability for the bezel “float.” The bezel has an upper portion formed with sheet material to provide for ornamentation with designs or gemstones. The bezel further includes a lower portion that has a plurality of parallel ferrules. The shank includes a plurality of holes in each end and the bezel is attached to the shank with bars or wires that are inserted through one end of the shank, through the ferrules and through the other end of the shank and secured with retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Marthe Roberts/Shea
  • Patent number: 7520058
    Abstract: A method of enlarging a ring. A ring to be enlarged is severed, preferably with an end mill, and then expanded. The end mill will preferably cut a circular section from the ring, so that the ends of the now severed ring are concave. A plurality of preformed bars are also provided. The bars will have curved ends that match the curvature of the ring ends. The curvature of the bars and the ring will also match. The width of the various bars, between the ends, will be selected to correspond to desired increases in the ring circumference. A cross-sectional slice will be cut from a bar of the appropriate width and inserted into the severed ring. The ring and the cross-section will then be joined together, preferably with an induction welder, which can be used to quickly heat only a limited portion of the ring and insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Stuller, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Allen, Ricky L. Williams, Brett M. Northcutt, Patrick N. Dubois, David J. DeMoia, Alfred J. Thibodeaux, Gary Keith Fontenot
  • Patent number: 7412757
    Abstract: The Dove-Tail Sizing Stock with Solder Pockets includes the technique of increasing or reducing the size of a circular object, such as a finger ring. The sizing stock includes dovetail shaped ends with pockets of solder on each end. The solder that is inserted into the holes drilled into the dove-tail crevices on each end of the sizing stock is of the same color, karat and hardness as the sizing stock. The sizing stock will be of the same material, color, karat and hardness as the circular object or finger ring to be sized. It will be understood that the foregoing description is for illustration purposes only. Other adaptations and uses of the invention may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventors: Charles Edward Corkran, Leamon Cotton, Jr., Thomas David Smith
  • Publication number: 20080168799
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tension ring capable of mounting a diamond or other gemstone by applying sufficient pressure to the girdle of the stone. The tension ring of this invention provides enough springiness and elasticity to maintain the pressure at the girdle of the stone under normal wear conditions, such as a snag or blow to the ring. The key aspect to the disclosed tension ring is the fusion of a cast component which provides the detail and polish with a cold worked component which provides springiness and elasticity to the ring. The benefit to a tension mount is that more incident light can strike the gemstone and enhance the natural brilliance and luster beyond other types of settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Fogel
  • Patent number: 6993842
    Abstract: System, apparatus, and method for making composite articles including jewelry rings. Jewelry items such as finger rings, bracelets, earrings, body jewelry, and the like, are examples of such articles. Medical, dental, and industrial devices or components are other examples. Wear resistant jewelry apparatus and method of making same wherein articles of jewelry are made from sinterable metal and/or ceramic powder materials compressed into a predetermined configuration and then sintered to form a blank from which a jewelry item may be made and to which softer precious metals, stones, crystals or other materials suitable for use in jewelry may be affixed. Such items of jewelry may have multiple facets and can be fabricated using various disclosed techniques and various combinations of materials. Method of manufacturing an article including jewelry rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Trent West
  • Patent number: 6990736
    Abstract: System, apparatus, and method for making composite articles including jewelry rings. Jewelry items such as finger rings, bracelets, earrings, body jewelry, and the like, are examples of such articles. Medical, dental, and industrial devices or components are other examples. Wear resistant jewelry apparatus and method of making same wherein articles of jewelry are made from sinterable metal and/or ceramic powder materials compressed into a predetermined configuration and then sintered to form a blank from which a jewelry item may be made and to which softer precious metals, stones, crystals or other materials suitable for use in jewelry may be affixed. Such items of jewelry may have multiple facets and can be fabricated using various disclosed techniques and various combinations of materials. Method of manufacturing an article including jewelry rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: Trent West
  • Patent number: 6889596
    Abstract: A cryogenic refrigerator and more particularly, the cryogenic refrigerator compressor assembly procedure and to a mechanism for supporting piston for use in such a cryogenic refrigerator is described. Embodiments of the present invention solve the above-mentioned drawbacks by avoiding the radial movements of the piston. The assembly procedure of a cooler compressor comprises coating at least one piston by a material, placing each piston in the cylinder, raising the temperature up until a predetermined temperature so as the piston and/or its coat expands to occupy all the cylinder, fixing each piston in the cylinder in this position until the temperature returns to ambient temperature. Another object of this invention is the cooler compressor piston spring having two flexure bearings separated by a gap connected together by a first and an outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Thales Nederland B.V.
    Inventors: Marnix Meijers, Jeren C. Mullie, Antonius A. J. Benschop
  • Patent number: 6345423
    Abstract: The locking ring anvil has a frame assembly and a means for mounting the frame assembly, a pivot assembly is mounted on the frame assembly. A barrel and arbor assembly is mounted on the pivot assembly. The pivot assembly includes means for retaining the barrel and arbor assembly in a fixed position and for rotating the barrel and arbor assembly about a semicircle. The barrel and arbor assembly also include a tapered arbor and a barrel and a means for mounting the barrel about the tapered arbor. The barrel may be rotated about the arbor and moves back and forth on the tapered arbor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Inventor: Anthony Orlando, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6044549
    Abstract: In a method of assembling an electronic component onto a substrate, a fiducial is defined by a solder mask positioned upon the substrate. A fiducial-defining window in the mask has a base of the window completely provided with a material of different light-reflecting quality than the mask surface. This provides for the peripheral edge of the window, i.e. the mask, to be the edge of the fiducial. Windows in the mask which expose terminal pads upon the substrate and fixed in position relative to edges of the fiducial and both these windows and the fiducial are determined by the mask. Surface mount components are then located upon the substrate relative to the window positions and not relative to the terminal pad positions. This process reduces the number of incorrect connections of terminals of components to terminal pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Kubin
  • Patent number: 5590450
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the sizing of annular objects by cutting through an arcuate portion of the object to be sized; separating and straightening the cut ends of the object; placing sizing stock coated with solder into temporary adherence with a holder and then placing the stock, while held in the holder, between the cut ends; followed by heating the holder and the stock to release the sizing stock from the holder and cause solder paste to adhere the stock to the annular object between its cut ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Inventor: Michael A. March
  • Patent number: 5511391
    Abstract: An ornamental ring-shaped metal gem formed of a wire maze, and produced by a process including forming, on a mandrel, a wire weave having a length exceeding a thickness of the manufactured gem, thereafter inserting the mandrel, together with the wire weave into a tubular element of a die, which also includes a cylindrical bottom portion supporting the tubular element and defines a stop surface for the mandrel, and applying pressure to the wire weave to form the gem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Gebruder Niessing GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Hubert Verstraeten
  • Patent number: 5172545
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for temporarily attaching a pre-atomization bowl to a wall of a generally annular combustion chamber during assembly of the combustion chamber with the fuel injector assembly. The attachment apparatus holds each of the pre-atomization bowls in a position so as to minimize the stress imparted to the fuel injectors during assembly of the engine components. The apparatus utilizes a magnetic attachment device to hold the pre-atomization bowls in their assembly positions. The force of the magnetic attachment device is sufficient to hold the pre-atomization bowls in these positions against the effect of gravity, but is insufficient to prevent the radial movement of the pre-atomization bowls relative to the combustion chamber once the turbojet engine has been assembled. Thus, the device does not inhibit the radial play of the pre-atomization bowls once the engine has been asssembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Societe Nationale d'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation (S.N.E.C.M.A.)
    Inventor: Alexandre Forestier
  • Patent number: 4964222
    Abstract: A ring sizer which closely conforms to any ring shape thereby permitting correct sizing of a ring being measured. At least the surface portions of the ring sizer are elastic and adapted to distort locally to the extent necessary for complete conformity with the inner surface of a ring placed thereon and in frictional contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Inventor: Robert L. Keener
  • Patent number: 4785647
    Abstract: A ring sizer includes a handle assembly which rotates about a post with first roller and gear mounted on the post to cooperate with a second roller and gear on the handle assembly. A rotatable handle on the handle assembly moves the second roller and gear towards the first roller and gear. A pair of keeper pins on the handle assembly hold a ring on the first roller while the second roller exerts pressure on the ring shank to lengthen it. A groove in the second roller matches the cross-section of the ring shank to eliminate stretch marks and marring on the ring shank. The ring has a shank with a thick portion diametric to the jewel portion. The method of using a ring sizer calls for tightening the grooved roller adjacent the non-thick portions of the shank, so that no dents are caused in the shank. Beveled edges in the shank eliminate stretch marks and sharp edges during sizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Inventor: Sammy L. Coleman
  • Patent number: 4317264
    Abstract: A means and method for making jewelry, particularly finger rings, the outer curvate surface of which is provided with a decorative band which, prior to installation is flexible along an axis perpendicular to its major axis to enable it to be fitted to the outer surface of a base member and maintained thereon by soldering or by the expansion of the base member to greater diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1982
    Assignee: Four Stars Jewelry Corp.
    Inventors: Max Bogner, Larry Grun
  • Patent number: 3955455
    Abstract: A rotatable work holder is used to automate the cutting of rings against fixed blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Inventor: Jesus Guzman