Jewelry Or Monogram Patents (Class 434/386)
  • Patent number: 8834177
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method teaches a user to evaluate a gemstone, such as a cut diamond. The method includes providing a computer system connected to an apparatus capable of capturing an image of a gemstone. The computer system is arranged to process a received image of a gemstone to determine one or more optical properties of the gemstone. In one aspect, the method presents on a display of the computer system a series of pre-stored screens comprising a graphical representation how the cut of a gemstone affects its light handling ability, and a user interface screen. The user interface screen allows the user to control the operation of the apparatus to measure the one or more optical properties of a particular gemstone provided to the apparatus, to view an image of the gemstone measured, and to view representations of the measured one or more optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sarine Color Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Davy Lapa, Christian Marie Joseph Ghislain Corneille Lenaerts
  • Patent number: 8515713
    Abstract: A method for embellishment placement may include receiving a parameter value defining a minimum distance between an embellishment and another feature of the item, defining points on the item, randomizing the points, eliminating one or more points based on the parameter value and leaving remaining points, the remaining points defining the positions for embellishments on the item, and manufacturing the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Jostens, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos D. Carbonera, Yuriy Malinin
  • Publication number: 20130078607
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method teaches a user to evaluate a gemstone, such as a cut diamond. The method includes providing a computer system connected to an apparatus capable of capturing an image of a gemstone. The computer system is arranged to process a received image of a gemstone to determine one or more optical properties of the gemstone. In one aspect, the method presents on a display of the computer system a series of pre-stored screens comprising a graphical representation how the cut of a gemstone affects its light handling ability, and a user interface screen. The user interface screen allows the user to control the operation of the apparatus to measure the one or more optical properties of a particular gemstone provided to the apparatus, to view an image of the gemstone measured, and to view representations of the measured one or more optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Davy LAPA, Christian Marie Joseph Ghislain Corneille LENAERTS
  • Patent number: 8317521
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method teaches a user to evaluate a gemstone, such as a cut diamond. The method includes providing a computer system connected to an apparatus capable of capturing an image of a gemstone. The computer system is arranged to process a received image of a gemstone to determine one or more optical properties of the gemstone. In one aspect, the method presents on a display of the computer system a series of pre-stored screens comprising a graphical representation how the cut of a gemstone affects its light handling ability, and a user interface screen. The user interface screen allows the user to control the operation of the apparatus to measure the one or more optical properties of a particular gemstone provided to the apparatus, to view an image of the gemstone measured, and to view representations of the measured one or more optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sarin Color Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Davy Lapa, Christian Maria Joseph Ghistian Corneille Lenaerts
  • Patent number: 8126683
    Abstract: A method for embellishment placement is provided. More specifically, an automated method for determining placement of embellishments for an item, such as a jewelry item, is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises, determining and setting values for parameters, creating offsets along a portion of the item to be embellished, setting points along the offsets, randomizing the points, adding decorative features to the item, and eliminating points based on the parameter values. After points violating the parameter values have been eliminated, the remaining points comprise positions for embellishments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Jostens, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos D. Carbonera, Yuriy Malinin
  • Patent number: 6884081
    Abstract: A display and storage box includes an upper portion having a top wall and an upper side wall extending down from the top wall; a lower portion which together with the upper portion defines a closed box in an assembled configuration, the lower portion having a bottom wall, and a lower side wall extending up from the bottom wall; the top and bottom walls having a plurality of inwardly extending projections thereon; a plurality of jewelry holding members having openings for receiving the projections to removably retain the jewelry holding members on the upper portion and lower portion; and the upper portion and lower portion each have magnetic members mounted therein which have their magnetic poles oriented in a manner to attract the lower portion and upper portion toward each other when assembled together in a closed box configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Ovadia
  • Patent number: 6786733
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method teaches a user to evaluate a gemstone, such as a cut diamond. The method includes providing a computer system connected to an apparatus capable of capturing an image of a gemstone. The computer system is arranged to process a received image of a gemstone to determine one or more optical properties of the gemstone. In one aspect, the method presents on a display of the computer system a series of pre-stored screens comprising a graphical representation how the cut of a gemstone affects its light handling ability, and a user interface screen. The user interface screen allows the user to control the operation of the apparatus to measure the one or more optical properties of a particular gemstone provided to the apparatus, to view an image of the gemstone measured, and to view representations of the measured one or more optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Overseas Diamonds Inc.
    Inventors: Davy Lapa, Christian Lenaerts
  • Publication number: 20040072137
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method teaches a user to evaluate a gemstone, such as a cut diamond. The method includes providing a computer system connected to an apparatus capable of capturing an image of a gemstone. The computer system is arranged to process a received image of a gemstone to determine one or more optical properties of the gemstone. In one aspect, the method presents on a display of the computer system a series of pre-stored screens comprising a graphical representation how the cut of a gemstone affects its light handling ability, and a user interface screen. The user interface screen allows the user to control the operation of the apparatus to measure the one or more optical properties of a particular gemstone provided to the apparatus, to view an image of the gemstone measured, and to view representations of the measured one or more optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Davy Lapa, Christian Lenaerts
  • Patent number: 5897416
    Abstract: A new image board with detachable and interchangeable accessories kit for allowing a user to create an imaginative, novel, three-dimensional work of art. The inventive device includes a card member with an image displayed on an image surface and a plurality of circular perforation sets extending through the card member such that the tearing out of a circular perforation set forms an accessory aperture through the card member. A plurality of accessory members for mounting to the card member image surface are provided. Each accessory member has a mounting portion for extending through an accessory aperture for mounting the accessory member to the card member image surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventor: Barbara S. Barrows
  • Patent number: 5143212
    Abstract: Kits adapted to allow subjective evaluation and communication of gemstones include a number of simulated gemstones which are arranged in an ordered set according to their respective hue, chroma and/or value characteristics. Each of the simulated gemstones includes a multifaceted gemstone body portion (which preferably closely resembles a brilliant cut diamond) and a handle portion radially extending from the body portion. The handle portion allows the multifaceted body portion to be manipulated in ambient light conditions so the color can be adequately observed. The simulated gemstones are formed of a molded plastics material which exhibits unique color hue, chroma and value characteristics. The hue, chroma and value characteristics may be varied within an ordered set of the simulated gemstones so as to achieve a close color match with natural gemstones. These ordered sets of simulated gemstones may thus be displayed in respective trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: K. G. Roberts & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Roberts, Elaine E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4764850
    Abstract: A rotating display unit comprises a motor drive for rotating the drive shaft, the motor drive being powered by a solar cell which is operative to generate a voltage in the presence of sunlight sufficient to energize the motor drive to rotate the drive shaft, and a light refracting, multi-faceted crystal is mounted on the drive shaft for rotation with the shaft to refract the available sunlight into light patterns which are projected onto a surrounding wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Inventor: Philip Albanese