Rosary Patents (Class 434/246)
  • Publication number: 20140234820
    Abstract: The invention provides an abbreviated rosary associated with a handheld item. The rosary includes end-indexers, a triad of indexers, a hexad of indexers, and an intermediate indexer interposed the triad and hexad. A religious icon can be further included. The rosary can be attached to, engaged with or integral with the handheld item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Jose R. MATOS
  • Publication number: 20140080107
    Abstract: The invention provides an abbreviated rosary associated with a handheld item. The rosary includes end-indexers, a triad of indexers, a hexad of indexers, and an intermediate indexer interposed the triad and hexad. A religious icon can be further included. The rosary can be attached to, engaged with or integral with the handheld item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Jose R. MATOS
  • Patent number: 8556632
    Abstract: A rosary prayer stand may include frame, a plurality of parallel rods mounted on the frame, and a plurality of beads for counting prayers. Each bead's position on the stand and/or color may correspond to a particular rosary prayer. When each prayer is recited, the bead corresponding to that prayer is slid across the rod. The plurality of rods may have axes that intersect a transverse reference plane at locations along an arched path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Carol Valeria Boyer
  • Patent number: 8337211
    Abstract: A prayer bead lariat comprising a bail fitting allowing a plurality of beads to pass through the bail fitting, thereby assisting a user to recite the corresponding prayers or recitations through the use of the prayer bead, is herein disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Gary M. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8262393
    Abstract: A rosary prayer device has a ring or elongated housing containing a series of stops. The stops are arranged in five groups of five or ten with a starting space adjacent one of the groups of stops. A bead is positioned on the ring and sized to travel around the ring and remain between any two selected stops on the ring until pushed over one of the two selected stops. A user pushes the bead to the next stop after saying each prayer of the rosary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: William E. Adams
  • Publication number: 20110300524
    Abstract: A rosary prayer stand may include frame, a plurality of parallel rods mounted on the frame, and a plurality of beads for counting prayers. Each bead's position on the stand and/or color may correspond to a particular rosary prayer. When each prayer is recited, the bead corresponding to that prayer is slid across the rod. The plurality of rods may have axes that intersect a transverse reference plane at locations along an arched path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Carol Valeria BOYER
  • Publication number: 20110053130
    Abstract: A rosary prayer device has a ring or elongated housing containing a series of stops. The stops are arranged in five groups of five or ten with a starting space adjacent one of the groups of stops. A bead is positioned on the ring and sized to travel around the ring and remain between any two selected stops on the ring until pushed over one of the two selected stops. A user pushes the bead to the next stop after saying each prayer of the rosary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: William E. Adams
  • Publication number: 20100124734
    Abstract: The Rosary on the Go would be made out of elastic cord. It would be about 3 inches in length. It would have 10 beads on it, three beads would be one color and the other 7 would be a complementary color. At one end would be a cross and the other end an open circle or heart. Chrystal or wooden beads would work well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Theresa B. Brown
  • Patent number: 7513774
    Abstract: A marker device for use by a votary in marking his position on a prayer strand includes a pair of identical body halves that are respectively provided with identical semi-circular grooves formed on inside surfaces of each body half. When the body halves are joined together, the semi-circular grooves are in registry so as to collectively form a throughbore that is centrally located on the body of the marker. The throughbore extends completely through the body of the marker in a position that is transverse to the body. The halves are held together by a pair of identical O-rings or a pair of identical miniature rubber bands. The outer surface of the body of the marker is further provided with a pair of identical channels for seating the O-rings therein. The diameter of the central throughbore is sized to match that of the outside diameter of a prayer strand bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Jon Krilich
  • Publication number: 20080261188
    Abstract: The rosary key is a one-piece, hand-held device to prompt the recitation of the rosary. Critical elements of the traditional rosary pendent are evoked by tactile design. The counting of a decade of Hail Marys is measured by the finger movement of a bead-like button through the ten “stops” of the channel. The “Our Father” or Lord's Prayer, preceding each decade, is recited while fingering a separate rotating bead. Fingering of button and bead serve to preserve the essential contemplative nature of traditional rosary use. Furthermore, the rotating bead, in independent function, prompts use as a pocket or keychain comfort/prayer object, meditative through repetitive fingering alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Larry Donald Tobin
  • Publication number: 20080050708
    Abstract: A sports-oriented religious apparatus in the form of a game rosary, including a string of beads having a least a subset of the beads representing one or more implements used in the execution of a single sport. In an alternative configuration, the string of beads includes a loop of a first set of beads and a tail of a second set of beads connected to the loop of the first set of beads, at least a portion of the beads of the first and second set of beads representing one of more implements associated with the execution of a single sport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Eddie Wang Rodriguez, James P. Cleary, David Salisbury
  • Publication number: 20070292827
    Abstract: A mechanical or computer-assisted electronics device, typically worn on one, two or three fingers of either hand to aid the user in saying and keeping track of the prayers of the Rosary. The device may be useful to a person saying the Rosary prayers while involved in other activities during a busy day, such as driving a vehicle, in public transportation, walking, etc. The system may be especially desirable when full use of both hands are needed at times, as well as when others in the area need not know that the user is deep in prayer. The user may wish to keep the hand with the device in a pants pocket, hidden in scarf or other clothing, covered by the other hand, or merely partly covering the device by the adjacent thumb. Growth to other prayer groups or sets of meditations and to prayers of other religions is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Frank P. Forbath
  • Patent number: 7204694
    Abstract: A rosary includes a flexible elongate member and a plurality of beads carried thereby. The rosary may also include a sensor, and an audible indicator carried by the flexible elongate member for providing an audible indication based upon the sensor. The rosary may further include a visual indicator, in addition to or in place of, the audible indicator. The visual indicator may also be carried by the flexible elongate member for providing a visual indication based upon the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: R & G Rosary, LLC
    Inventors: Raffaella Delvecchio, Gary Lee Graham
  • Patent number: 6699044
    Abstract: A rosary device which may be used during activities has a plurality of bead members. A string is slidably coupled to each of the plurality of bead members. The string is of sufficient thickness to prevent the plurality of bead members from freely moving. Connectors are coupled to the string for removably coupling the rosary device to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Patricia J. Lang
  • Patent number: 6589056
    Abstract: A hand held mechanical Rosary prayer sequence symbol prompter has a circular enclosure that carries 6 non-similar geometric shaped counting symbols and a circular shaped counting symbol, in its top cover, a hand ratcheted, rotateable, 60 tooth counting wheel that carries a radially aligned cam that can effect symbol hold down, and release upward, into a counting mode, circular symbol mechanical apparatus for causing the 6 symbols to become reset, in the hold down mode, mechanical apparatus for resetting the circular symbol in the hold down mode, and a Rosary that is visible while carried in the prompter's bottom compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: James R. Mc Govern
  • Patent number: 6540519
    Abstract: A hand held apparatus for prompting and or teaching the recitation of prayers associated with the Rosary including a highly decorative and compact electronic, battery-powered instrument that may be worn as decoration and held in the user's hand for easy operation, the apparatus having audio and prayer tracking capability utilizing a microprocessor for controlling a plurality of miniature lights clustered around a large centrally located sequencing button in conjunction with a voice message used to prompt the user by audibly reciting the first portion of a prayer, thereby eliciting a response by the user for the remaining portion of the prayer before continuing stepping through the sequential prayers of the Rosary. The apparatus is further distinguishable by a decorative cross serving as the power on and reset switch, the cross having lights at each point which are sequenced on initial activation to make the sign of the cross with lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: Toby Wexler
  • Publication number: 20020164566
    Abstract: A hand held, hand operated, mechanical Rosary prayer sequence symbol prompter has:
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: James R. Mc Govern
  • Publication number: 20020142275
    Abstract: A hand held apparatus for prompting and or teaching the recitation of prayers associated with the Rosary including a highly decorative and compact electronic, battery-powered instrument that may be worn as decoration and held in the user's hand for easy operation, the apparatus having audio and prayer tracking capability utilizing a microprocessor for controlling a plurality of miniature lights clustered around a large centrally located sequencing button in conjunction with a voice message used to prompt the user by audibly reciting the first portion of a prayer, thereby eliciting a response by the user for the remaining portion of the prayer before continuing stepping through the sequential prayers of the Rosary. The apparatus is further distinguishable by a decorative cross serving as the power on and reset switch, the cross having lights at each point which are sequenced on initial activation to make the sign of the cross with lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Toby Wexler
  • Patent number: 6179621
    Abstract: A device for marking a position on a prayer strand used to count prayers. The device includes a marker which is visually and tactually distinguishable from the nodes on the prayer strand and a clip for engaging the marker to the prayer strand. One embodiment of the device may include a tether attached to the marker to allow a user to readily find the marker and clip. Yet another embodiment of the device may further include a clasp attached to the tether so that the tether may be engaged to the prayer strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventor: Cathy Vaccari
  • Patent number: 6065971
    Abstract: A finger ring counting device enables persons to accurately count prayers while saying the Rosary. The counting device is embodied in a ring structure which can be inconspicuously worn on the hand, and on which there are a number of beads which are manually movable around the circumference of the ring for counting. The device includes a finger ring having a continuous outwardly facing surface and a continuous circumferential channel formed in the outwardly facing surface. Eleven spherical beads are slidably captured within the channel where they are slidably movable around the outside of the ring. The counting device further includes a gate structure including a body portion having a bottom wall which straddles the channel and a top wall constructed and arranged for receiving an ornamental element thereon. The bottom wall cooperates with the aid channel to form a passage through which the beads slidably pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventor: Ralph E. Lennon
  • Patent number: 6057009
    Abstract: A memory aid includes a sheet or strip having one face or side shaped to be accommodated in the palm of ones hand and; for example, it is preferably provided with one or more recesses adapted to be retained on one or more fingers (a so called ergonomic shape). Another face of the strip includes indicia, such as a raised, or beaded portion (a protuberance) corresponding to the prayers or memorabilia to be said. As a further advantage the device includes an end portion containing a crucifix or cross or some other reminder of religions or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: John J. McGlew
  • Patent number: 5505622
    Abstract: Apparatus, particularly portable for personal use, for guiding a believer in the saying and meditation of the rosary, having a display (7) for presenting the single steps of the prayer of the rosary one at a time and keys (5, 6) controllable by the believer for sequentially advancing the presentation of the single steps themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Stefano Bosmani
  • Patent number: 4647276
    Abstract: A rosary card fabricated from a sheet of planar sheet material having protrusions on its outer edges designating the various parts of the rosary and also having cutouts in the card designating other portions of the rosary and also having pictures of beads thereon resembling a rosary and also having various parts designated by numerals as an aid in learning the rosary and also having script thereon for instructions in reciting the rosary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventor: Frank E. Smoczynski