Chain Making Patents (Class 59/1)
  • Patent number: 11006707
    Abstract: A jewelry assembly includes an elongated support and a plurality of charms. Each charm is removably attachable to the support by a snap-fit connection comprising attachment and clip parts, with one of the parts being associated with the support and the other of the parts being associated with the charm. The clip part includes a pair of opposed clip arms that present an open slot and a neck with a gap having a narrower cross-sectional dimension than the slot. The attachment part is received in the slot and has a cross-sectional dimension greater than the gap of the neck. At least one of the attachment and clip parts is flexible so as to flex as the attachment part passes through the neck into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Tangerine Creative, LLC
    Inventor: Robert William Ferron
  • Publication number: 20140250856
    Abstract: A rope structure has a plurality of link structures each defining first and second ends and at least one organizer member. Each first end comprises at least first and second bend portions, and each second end comprises at least third and fourth bend portions. The first end of a first one of the plurality of link structures and the second end of a second one of the plurality of link structures engages the at least one organizer member such that the first and second bend portions of the first end of the first one of the plurality of link structures are substantially parallel to each other and substantially perpendicular to the third and fourth bend portions of the second end of the second one of the plurality of link structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Samson Rope Technologies
    Inventor: Chia-Te Chou
  • Publication number: 20130219851
    Abstract: A link member with wear crutch, the linking member including a pair of side arms and at least one integrally formed loop end portion, the inner surfaces of the side arms and loop end portion defining a friction surface, the inner surfaces of the respective side arms diverging from one another away from the loop end portion and the wear crutch including two curved surfaces arranged as an outer and an inner surface, the outer surface to abut a surface of the linking member in a loop end portion and the inner surface presenting a wear surface for the linking member, and whereby the outer and inner surfaces intersect one another at opposite ends of the wear crutch along common edge portions, and a pair of substantially parallel locating arms adapted to abut respective surfaces of the linking member such that said common edge portions each engage an adjacent arm in a substantially flush manner when the wear crutch is seated on the linking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Glen John Ogden, Gregory James Agnew
  • Publication number: 20130091823
    Abstract: The apparatus is intended for vertically linking a first chain and a second chain under water. The apparatus is characterised in that it comprises a lower base (1) with an open cross-shaped slot (5) into which the last link of the first chain (6) is inserted, extending above said lower base (1), while a guide/holder (2) for the second chain (7) is attached to the lower base (I) over said slot, said guide/holder containing an H-shaped shackle (II) that is coupled to the last link of said second chain (7) by means of a first bolt (12), the last link of the first chain (6) being inserted in the free space in the shackle (11) so that both chains (6-7) are coupled by means of a second bolt (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: VICINAY CADENAS, S.A.
    Inventor: VICINAY CADENAS, S.A.
  • Patent number: 8360411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to equipment used to manufacture PV cells or modules. In some embodiments, a support structure is provided that provides support for substrates used in the manufacture of PV cells or modules. The support structure provides support for the substrate at the edge, allows access to the rear of the substrate and is composed of materials that do not contaminate the substrate during processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: MRL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Reese Reynolds, Wail George Mansour, Mark Dipietro, Chetwyn Jones
  • Patent number: 8038559
    Abstract: The end faces of a first pin contain bulging curved faces having an egg-like shape, when viewed along a chain width direction. Each bulging curved face includes a first end portion, a second end portion and a maximum width portion with respect to a chain advancing direction. With respect to perpendicular directions, the distance between the center of the maximum width portion and the first end portion is relatively large, whereas the distance between the center of the maximum width portion and the second end portion is relatively short. It is possible to enlarge the surface area of the bulging curved face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Tada, Shigeo Kamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110197565
    Abstract: A device is proposed for assembling chain components to a chain, wherein at least two chain components include radioactive radiation sources. The device includes a housing, a working channel which extends along a first axis of the housing, a loading unit connected to the working channel and having at least two receiving devices for chain component magazines, wherein at least one receiving device is configured to receive a radiation source magazine, as well as at least one means for ejecting the chain components received from the magazines, and an joining unit for joining chain components. The at least two receiving devices are positioned so that the magazines for chain components received therein are spaced along the first axis and positioned vertically above the working channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Axel Hentrich, Christoph Lederer
  • Patent number: 7942766
    Abstract: To obtain a compact structure and to increase at the same time the structural stiffness of an apparatus for plastically deforming and strengthening the links, which are intercoupled by rocker pins, of a complete endless transmission chain, said apparatus comprises a first and a second pair respectively of conical supporting surfaces for the ends which protrude outside said links of the rocker pins of a transmission chain, mounted thereon, said surfaces having a controllable mutual distance, the invention propose to add a third similar pair of supporting surfaces, provided for cooperation with the first and second shaft. This measure also speeds up the treatment of the transmission chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Gear Chain Industrial B.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Hubertus Maria van Rooij, Johannes Henricus Nelissen
  • Publication number: 20110072777
    Abstract: A mobile chain stud press comprising body having a concave opening configured to receive at least a portion of a link having a loose stud; a first head connected with the body adjacent a first end of the body; a second head connected with the body adjacent a second end of the body, wherein one of the heads is movably connected with the body and the other is statically connected with the body; and a drive mechanism connected with the movable head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony D. Hall
  • Publication number: 20090126334
    Abstract: Device for stretching a transmission chain closed in itself and comprising pairs of elongated rocker elements mutually coupled by links, said rocker elements being destined for a torque transferring cooperation with the pulley sheaves of a pulley sheave transmission, and comprising a first and a second supporting surface which support a chain to be treated over an angle of an arc and having an adjustable mutual distance to generate tensile stresses in the chain supported thereby, in which the first supporting surface is freely rotatable accommodated between the first ends of two distant frame parts, the second supporting surface is freely rotatable accommodated on an auxiliary carrier between the two frame parts, said carrier being provided with two opposite stubby shafts, protruding there from and of which the axis lies at a distance from the axis of rotation of the second supporting surface which is rotatably supported by said auxiliary carrier and lies near the second end of the frame parts while of said s
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Gear Chain Industrial B.V.
    Inventor: Jacobus Hubertus Maria Van Rooij
  • Publication number: 20090094959
    Abstract: Procedure for making jewellery items such as ropes or chains, which provides for: a step for making a wire at full thickness with an external layer made of precious metal seamed on a support core made of non-precious metal; a coating step of the external layer through winding of adjacent coils of a continuous tape made of precious metal; a diamond-pattern engraving coating step; a step for shaping the wire wound with a diamond-pattern engraved coating, during which the wire is permanently deformed while the coating is deformed less maintaining a stable set of incisions produced by the diamond-pattern engraving operation with an intact shape in a manner to reflect the light in an ideal manner; a step for emptying the core made of non-precious metal through baths in acid solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Silmar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Silverio Cerato
  • Publication number: 20080010964
    Abstract: A chain link overlay and method of improving chain link aesthetics. The chain link overlay is designed to be permanently attached to a chain link. The overlay has an overlay front side with adornment, coloration, art work, or embossment, and also an overlay rear side which is intended to be attached to a chain link. The overlay rear side includes a pin head bore corresponding to each pin head extending from the chain link. When the overlay is attached to the chain link, each pin head extending from the chain link is disposed within a pin head bore. The overlay may be attached to the chain link with adhesive, solder, welding, or any other appropriate means of attachment. The overlay front side may feature artwork, coloration, decoration, and/or embossments, to increase the aesthetic appeal of a chain link to which the chain link overlay has been attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventor: Eric Wettlaufer
  • Patent number: 7150141
    Abstract: Presented in one embodiment is a waist chain comprising a plurality of links; a plurality of coupling members which connect the plurality of links, thereby forming a chain with two ends; and at least one end connection member which is connectable to both ends of the chain such that the chain becomes continuous. The waist chain is positioned tightly around the waist of a person such that as the person's weight increases, the waist chain becomes increasingly tight. Presented in another embodiment is a waist chain comprising a plurality of links; a plurality of coupling members which connect the plurality of links, thereby forming a chain with two ends; at least one end connection member which is connectable to both ends of the chain such that the chain becomes continuous and at least one end link which is connectable to one or both ends of the chain and to the end connection member. The end connection member is a hollow cylinder comprising a side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University Agricultural & Mechanical College
    Inventors: Frank L. Greenway, Andrew T. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7082722
    Abstract: An elongate spindle member having rigidity and stability against pressure and tensile loads as well as bending and torsional loads is made by winding-up a plurality of mutually interlocking chain links (1, 12), during axial advancement of the chain links, into a helical winding (5, 16) by a winding guide (14). The elongate spindle member, formed by the helical winding, extends between two objects, one of which is connected with the winding guide (14). The first turn of the helical winding is connected with a coupling member for connection with the other of the two objects. The helical winding is formed by drivingly connecting the chain links to a rotatable driving device in the winding guide and retaining each chain link in engagement with neighboring links in the same turn as well as adjacent chain links in neighboring turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventor: Jens Jørren Sørensen
  • Patent number: 6837037
    Abstract: A chain formed by interconnecting rubber rings of the same or various shapes. The rings are either solid or non-solid and are interconnected such that the individual rings are moveable relative to each other and yet are substantially inseparable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Jonathan Willinger
  • Publication number: 20040144076
    Abstract: A decorative, sturdy light chain having links of one or more regular sizes made of a precious metal alloy (preferably silver) and an adjustable catch is worn continuously about a person's waist Changes in girth circumference over a period are monitored through changes from an initial loose yet perceptible fit. The chain tightens noticeably as soon as the girth changes circumference, secretly warning of over-indulgence during a meal. When the position of the catch is altered, the person can celebrate a change in weight. Thus operant conditioning of the person is continuous and is supplemented whenever a milestone is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Wendy Charmaine Barker
  • Publication number: 20030074918
    Abstract: A method of making a multicolor product (1, 11; 22) with longitudinal development of precious material adapted to be used for manufacturing wearable ornamental articles such as armlets, necklaces, and the like is disclosed comprising the following steps: providing one or more coated wires (3) each consisting of a central element (4, 17) of precious metallic material covered by one or more coaxial external twisted sheaths (5,18; 19) also made of precious metallic materials having different colors from each other and relative to the color of the material of the central element (4, 17); manufacturing an unfinished product (7, 15, 21) with longitudinal development using at last one of the coated wires (3) on which one or more mechanical workings are carried out; removing material from one or more zones (10) of the unfinished product (7, 15, 21) for a depth sufficient to make visible one or more of the underlying materials of different colors constituting one or more sheaths of each of the coated wires (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventor: Giuseppe Disegna
  • Patent number: 4185454
    Abstract: A device for inserting a link stud into a chain link to permit subsequent fastening of the link stud in the chain link in the region of the stud and/or by welding same. According to the invention, a pivotably mounted arm is arranged in operative connection to a stud fastening station, the arm carrying at its free end an operable holding means for holding said link stud and being pivotable back and forth between a collecting position adjacent a link stud feeding device and a delivery position adjacent the stud fastening station, and the holding means is resiliently mounted at the free end of the arm so as to enable guiding of the holding means into a well-defined position relative to a chain link situated in the stud fastening station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Assignee: Bulten-Kanthal AB
    Inventors: Rolf Bergstrom, Stig Svensson
  • Patent number: 4158288
    Abstract: A method and a device for revolving the last chain link element of a freely hanging chain end. The chain link element is brought into contact with at least one rotating roller located under the chain end, said roller carrying the chain link element while making it rotate in its plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1979
    Assignee: Bulten-Kanthal AB
    Inventor: Rolf Bergstrom