Ornamental Patents (Class 59/80)
  • Patent number: 12004609
    Abstract: A link component for a jewellery item includes a hollow body with substantially opposed, spaced side surfaces, one or more junction elements connecting the side surfaces, at least one connecting arm projecting outwardly from one side surface, and a through opening on the opposed side surface. The connecting arm of one link component is designed to be inserted into a corresponding through opening of an adjacent link component. At least one pin with a substantially polyhedral shape and dimensioned smaller than the overall dimensions of such connecting arm is provided on one of the side surfaces, and a corresponding connecting through hole having shape and dimensions substantially equal to those of the pin is on the opposed side surface. The pin of a link component is inserted into a corresponding connecting through hole of an adjacent link component, to prevent relative rotation around the axis of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventor: Vincenzo Bonfante
  • Patent number: 11944166
    Abstract: A jewelry kit is described that includes at least a first and a second polygonal shape. Each shape includes a planar portion having a first side disposed opposite a second side and one or more walls located on a periphery of the first side of the planar portion and extending away from the first side of the planar portion to form an interior portion. A new polygonal shape is formed from affixing, via an adhesive or a magnetic connection, the second shape inside of the first shape or the second shape to the first shape in some fashion. Objects may be received within an interior portion of the new shape. At least one adjustable bale is affixed to an exterior wall of the new shape. At least one adjustable and spring-loaded jump ring is affixed to the exterior wall or another exterior wall of the new shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Alison Lee
  • Patent number: 11727902
    Abstract: Cymbal mounting systems, devices, components, accessories and related methods are provided. The mounting systems mount a cymbal on a mounting post. The systems include a cymbal mount comprising a sleeve portion elongated along a length configured to extend through a mounting aperture of the cymbal, and comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, and an inner cavity extending from the bottom end along at least a portion of the length configured to mount on the mounting post of the cymbal stand. An outer surface of the sleeve portion varies in maximum cross-sectional size along the length thereof. The systems also include at least one resilient support ring comprising an inner through hole of a cross-sectional size that is smaller than at least a portion of that of the outer surface of the sleeve portion such that the support ring applies a compressive force thereto when mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: William Randall McFadden
  • Patent number: 11512721
    Abstract: A gravity-orientation coupler is shown and described. The gravity-orientation coupler includes a first coupler half and a second coupler half, wherein the coupler halves are shaped to fit flush together. Each coupler half is comprised of a tongue having a ball chamber which is located within one end of the tongue. The ball chamber movably houses a ball. The ball chamber has an opening located at one side. The tongue of one coupler half is configured to align with and fit flush against the other coupler half. The ball and ball chamber are configured such that when the coupler halves are fitted together the ball in at least one of the ball chambers will apply pressure to the respective tongue securing it therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Ewing-Foley, INC
    Inventor: Michael J. Maloney
  • Patent number: 11178918
    Abstract: A sectional bra system and accessories includes bra and related jewelry components that can be interconnected in various ways. Jewelry items, such as bra straps, back bands, bridge, and other items, may be formed at least in part from alternating flexible chain segments and rigid connector segments with fasteners configured to attach to standard bra loops. Bra cups for sectional bras include various arrangements of standard bra loops allowing attachment of one or more bra straps, one or more back bands, a bridge, and alternatively other decorative items. Such bra cups may include standard bra loops along all edges. Coordinating jewelry may be made out of the same or similar types of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Susan J. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 11117363
    Abstract: Method for making an ornamental article, which envisages a step for arranging, in a 3D printer, a finish plate made of metallic material provided with an inner face and an outer face, and an augmenting step for augmenting, in the 3D printer, an ornamental body formed by a plurality of separate connection elements mechanically engaged with each other, wherein the augmenting step is attained by means of successive welding of metal powder layers, so to fix the plurality of connection elements of the ornamental body to the finish plate. The method further comprises a step for cutting the finish plate into a plurality of separate surface elements adjacent to each other and mechanically connected to the plurality of connection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NUOVI GIOIELLI S.R.L.
    Inventors: Ivano Torresan, Damiano Carlesso
  • Patent number: 10945803
    Abstract: An organizing device for use during medical procedures is disclosed which, when used during laparoscopic or hysteroscopic surgery, enables the surgeon to keep multiple tubes, wires and cables organized. In a first embodiment, this device may have a rectangular shaped body, a top section with an integral ring at its center and a bottom section having a plurality of slots optimized for the insertion and retention of cables and tubes. The end sections contain, on one end a second integral ring, and on another a pivot point allowing a friction-closure latch mechanism to secure the slots. In a second embodiment, the device may have a donut shaped body, an integral ring at the center and a plurality of slots radially arranged at the periphery and secured through a cylindrical latching mechanism. In a third embodiment, the device may be secured using magnets instead of a pivoting latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Maurice Andre Recanati, Mohammad Ali Ozbeki, Hanna G. Ozbeki
  • Patent number: 10827741
    Abstract: A simple effective avian deterrent device comprising swivels rotationally affixed to a sturdy form and having at least two differently sized panels, each panel having images on both surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Keith Thomas Markun
  • Patent number: 10603577
    Abstract: Provided herein is a multi-functional moving floor device for interacting with virtual environments. Generally, the moving floor device has a substantially hemispherical body with a flat top surface and an inner core, a control module, an action module, a wall module, a computing unit communicably connected with the control module, the action module, the wall module and a virtual reality system with means to activate and deactivate the device and a power module. The moving floor devices may comprise wall-like structures and may simulate virtual walls. Also provided is a user-customized method for interacting with virtual reality via the multi-functional moving floor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: VR Moving Floor, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Matina
  • Patent number: 10588384
    Abstract: Device for adjusting the length of a bracelet, including at least one adjusting link element (23) mounted with the ability to rotate about a first axis (A1), the adjusting link element (23) being connected to an end link element (25) of a bracelet by a connecting pin (26), so that the end link element (25) can occupy two positions, each of these two positions respectively corresponding to a short and long configuration of the length of the bracelet, and wherein the bracelet length adjustment device includes an elastic fastening device so as to elastically fasten together the at least one adjusting link element (23) and the end link element (25) in the short configuration, in which configuration the elastic fastening device is arranged around a third axis (A3) that is not aligned with the first axis (A1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Pedro Manuel Dos Santos Pedrosa
  • Patent number: 10390576
    Abstract: A neckwear includes a neckband, a neckband module and one or more torso segments connected by fasteners. The neckwear may include a plurality of pivoting, intra-changeable, metallic torso segments. Also provided are improved take-apart fasteners and improved quick-release buckles, for use in neckwear, jewelry, wristwatches and watchbands or for otherwise securing objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PATUGA LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Pandolfino
  • Patent number: 10264826
    Abstract: A sectional bra system and accessories includes bra and related jewelry components that can be interconnected in various ways. Jewelry items, such as bra straps, back bands, bridge, and other items, may be formed at least in part from alternating flexible chain segments and rigid connector segments with fasteners configured to attach to standard bra loops. Bra cups for sectional bras include various arrangements of standard bra loops allowing attachment of one or more bra straps, one or more back bands, a bridge, and alternatively other decorative items. Such bra cups may include standard bra loops along all edges. Coordinating jewelry may be made out of the same or similar types of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Susan J. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 9841781
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an assembled wearable device. The assembled wearable device comprises a first functional module, a second functional module and a connecting structure for connecting the first functional module and the second functional module, wherein the connecting structure comprises a first inserting member and a first receiving member matching each other, the first receiving member is configured for receiving the first inserting member so that the first inserting member is confined to the first receiving member in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Changlin Leng, Yefei Dong
  • Patent number: 9693608
    Abstract: A band may include a plurality of interlocking links or link adjustment mechanisms. An interlocking link or link adjustment mechanism may include a rotating member on a first side, and a static member on a second side. The rotating member may rotate as much as approximately ±45 degrees with respect to a horizontal axis of a pin in an open/unlocked position. Interlocking links or link adjustment mechanisms may interlock with one another, and the rotating member of a first interlocking link or link adjustment member may rotate to a closed/locked position. In the closed/locked position, a pin of a second interlocking link or link adjustment member may be fully inserted into the pin aperture provided by the rotating member of the first interlocking link or link adjustment member. The pin may include a pin end that may provide a spring-loaded connector that may be secured in the pin aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Fossil Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Flavio Rota
  • Patent number: 9636601
    Abstract: In a first aspect, a construction toy element is provided and includes a body and a first circumferential row of arms extending from the body. The body has an axis, and has a first axial end and a second axial end. A first circumferential row of arms extends from the body. Each arm includes a root end and a free end, and has a first connecting member thereon that is configured for connecting the construction toy element to another construction toy element. The root end projects from the body in a direction that is angled towards one of the first and second axial ends relative to a normal direction to a surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SPIN MASTER LTD.
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9622553
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to methods used to facilitate the assembly of chain-links. In particular, the disclosure relates to using a coupling mechanism comprising at least one coupling pin and at least one coupling socket to form a chain element in various ornamental and decorative forms. Accordingly, the coupling socket of a chain-link element is configured to accommodate a pin-head associated with the coupling pin in a pin-bed associated with the coupling socket. Furthermore, the coupling mechanism comprising a locking mechanism configured to fasten the pin-head into its associated pin-bed. Thus, the disclosed coupling mechanism provides an alternative to using soldering technique in the chain making field, enabling to assemble chain-link elements, especially of jewelry chains, which are typically made of precious metals, mainly gold and silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Ben Zion Lauren
  • Patent number: 9510966
    Abstract: A knee brace capable of correction only in a required angle range and of reproducing a normal screw-home movement in a knee joint of a knee osteoarthritis patient having outer and inner leg joints including first and second couplings coupled at coupling portions. The coupling portion includes a cam groove, a long groove, a rotation fulcrum shaft, and a cam shaft. When flexing the knee, the rotation fulcrum shaft and the cam shaft slide in the long groove and the cam groove and the second coupling rotates around the coupling portion with respect to the first coupling to flex the leg joints, and when extending the leg joints, the rotation fulcrum shaft and the cam shaft slide in the long groove and the cam groove to move the second coupling on the outer leg side upward and rearward and the second coupling on the inner leg side downward and forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: AITORINO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Okada, Seiji Inoue
  • Patent number: 9333329
    Abstract: A device that delivers one or more substances into a vaginal lumen according to one of a plurality of release patterns. The device comprises a supporting structure, substance dispensers, and/or coupling elements which are configured to release one or more substances, for example, drugs, in manner designed to optimize treatment of one or more medical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Elan Ziv
  • Patent number: 9158332
    Abstract: An apparatus including a first portion comprising a projection extending in a first direction; a second portion comprising an aperture extending in the first direction, where the first portion and the second portion are configured for relative movement in at least the first direction; and wherein the projection extends from the first portion in the first direction between the first portion and the second portion through the aperture and wherein the aperture surrounds the projection with clearances configured to enforce limits on relative movement of the first portion and the second portion while enabling reciprocating movement of the first portion and the second portion in the first direction towards each other and away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Anssi Ilmari Vanska, Matti Kosonen, Antti Oskari Salo, Sami Myyrylainen
  • Patent number: 9155505
    Abstract: A sensor device comprises a sensor (1) to be held against the wearer's skin. The sensor (1) is arranged on one side of a housing (2), and the housing is connected to a band (5) for mounting it to a body part, such as an arm or leg. Various stopper devices (10, 14, 20) are arranged on the side of the housing (2) and the band (5) that face the skin. The stopper devices improve static friction, thereby holding the housing (2) in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BIOVOTION AG
    Inventors: Andreas Caduff, Hans-Joachim Krebs, Gianlucca Stalder, Mark Stuart Talary
  • Patent number: 9149924
    Abstract: A pull handle for operating a window covering with a pulling lead. The pull handle includes a first element with a top end and a bottom end, and a second element, attachable to the first element, with a top end and a bottom end. When the second element is attached to the first element, the pull handle is along a section of the pulling lead with the position of the pull handle fixed with respect to the pulling lead. The pull handle is configured to have a diameter that is easily and comfortably gripped by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Marie Manvel
  • Patent number: 8998484
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a method for forming a watch strap part includes the steps of: placing an insert plate within a mold; and injecting a moldable material into the mold around the insert plate so as to at least partially embed the insert plate and form a body of the watch strap part with the insert plate defining a floor of a recessed portion formed in the body of the watch strap part. The recessed portion is configured to receive a decorative insert that is securely attached to the insert plate and provides a decorative appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Pascal Savoy
  • Patent number: 8955300
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present application discloses a linker comprising a linker body having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is configured with a first slot, wherein the second end is configured with a second slot, wherein the first slot is configured to form a reversible connection with the second slot or a third slot or a protrusion and wherein the linker, the linker body and the slot comprise of material selected from silicone or a silicone composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Whatino, Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Cheng Lo, Yung-Fen Lo, Ching-Fu Lo
  • Patent number: 8776492
    Abstract: An adjustable link for a bracelet, including first and second half links longitudinally moveable via cooperation of a guide and a complementary guide, and captived by cooperation of a stopping mechanism and a complementary stopping mechanism. The first half link includes a longitudinal finger with a locking mechanism including a radial elastic return moveable between folded and unfolded positions, and the second half link includes a longitudinal channel allowing the finger to pass in only one of the folded or unfolded positions, and, in proximity to the channel, a complementary locking mechanism cooperating, in at least one locking position, with the locking mechanism in the other of the folded or unfolded positions, the locking mechanism and complementary locking mechanism together defining at least two of the longitudinally separate locking positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Omega SA
    Inventor: Daniel Knuchel
  • Patent number: 8763357
    Abstract: An interchangeable and customizable jewelry and accessory system using individual beaded links 1 to allow the user to create jewelry, fashion & home accessories quickly and easily without prior jewelry making experience. Each design can easily be changed to create a new design without affecting the quality and structure of the main components. Using this method, individual beaded links 1 can be detached and re-attached at any point within the design to create an entirely different design at any time. Individual beaded links 1 and connector links 3 as well as any clasp, finding or embellishment 2 can be used and re-used over and over without damaging any component of the design providing for a truly interchangeable jewelry and accessory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Cheska Arnone
  • Patent number: 8739506
    Abstract: Housing insert for a spacer of a ceramic link for a bracelet, including a housing for receiving a spacer having one end. It includes an external machined portion arranged to cooperate with this housing and an internal machined portion including a substantially cylindrical bearing area, arranged to closely receive this end and having a smaller diameter than that of this end. An equipped link includes such a link and such an insert of this type fixed in this housing. A bracelet including includes a plurality of equipped lateral links into which removably mounted spacers are driven. This bracelet includes intermediate links assembled to pivot freely relative to these spacers or relative to pins pivotably mounted in these equipped links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Montres Rado SA, Comadur S.A.
    Inventors: Sébastien Bolzt, Sylvain Boucard, Christian Verdon, Alain Geiser
  • Patent number: 8640435
    Abstract: Fabrication of fibers using links of nanotubes including slicing a first nanotube rope from a nanotube forest. The method further includes wrapping the first nanotube rope in a first plurality of circuitous turns to create a first link. The method further includes slicing a second nanotube rope from the nanotube forest. The method further includes wrapping the second nanotube rope in a second plurality of circuitous turns to create a second link, wherein the second link is interconnected to the first link in a chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John R. Hull
  • Patent number: 8607541
    Abstract: A chain includes a plurality of links, each link has a first end having a knob and an opposite second end having a cavity, wherein the cavity is shaped and dimensioned to receive the knob of a mating link. The links are joined together knob-to-cavity to form a chain wherein the links can both axially and transversely rotate. In an embodiment, each link has a neck which receives a collar. In another embodiment, a wire is passed through a tunnel in all the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Victor Vito Cavuoti
  • Patent number: 8601784
    Abstract: Link for a wristwatch, characterized in that it comprises a central core connecting a lower wing and an upper wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Cédric Kaltenrieder
  • Patent number: 8567172
    Abstract: A connecting unit including an outer frame member having a pair of hole sections, a pair of first connecting sections and long holes for inserting a controller. The connecting unit further includes a holding frame body which includes through-holes at positions corresponding to the long holes, slide members which include a second connecting section which protrudes and retracts from the pair of hole sections and slide in the extending direction of the long holes by slide operation of the controller, elastic members which bias the slide members to an opposite direction of an insertion direction of the controller and a locking member which locks the slide member at a position where connection between the second connecting section and the first connecting section of the adjacent segment members is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Asami
  • Patent number: 8474238
    Abstract: A jewelry link assembly and method in which successive links are slipped onto prior links and are held together without the need for soldering between adjacent links. An infinitely hinged connection between adjacent links is formed permitting substantial flexibility when the hinged link bracelet assembly is so constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Elegant Collection
    Inventor: Saayli Dhongade
  • Patent number: 8418434
    Abstract: A fashion accessory featuring a plurality of units connected together to form a continuous chain having a first end and a second end. The first end and second end are connected together via a locking means. Each unit is a loop. The units each occupy a folded configuration. In the folded configuration, the unit is folded in half to form a first top arc and a second top arc that are positioned next to each other, and a first bottom hook and a second bottom hook that are positioned across from each other. Adjacent units are fed through both bottom hooks and subsequently moved to occupy the folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: Jack Carruth, Danielle Carruth
  • Patent number: 8296983
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The band includes a base band element with an elongated, thin body extending a first length from a first sidewall to a second sidewall. The body may include a user identification member that stores user ID information for a wearer of the band. The band includes a band sizing assembly with one, two, three, or more band sizing segments that are detachable linked together such as via a tongue and groove interlocking mechanism. The band sizing assembly extends a second length from first sidewall to a second sidewall, and these sidewalls are configured for coupling or linking with the sidewalls of the base band element body so as to form a closed loop or bracelet with a third length. A user may size the band by selecting the number and size of the sizing segments used in the band sizing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maximillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards
  • Patent number: 8266882
    Abstract: A cable guide (10), having articulated links (12), capable of angling in two directions, and open on an face end, and arranged one behind the other in a longitudinal direction and forming a guide channel (16) by means of external guide elements; joints absorbing tensile forces are located between two connected links, and the links (12) each display corresponding connecting elements (18) with two connecting components (20, 22). The first component (20) of the connecting element (18) is fork-shaped, where the second connecting component displays a first seat (32) with a spherical boundary, in which a joint element (34), having an opening (36) and a spherical outer boundary (35) adapted to the first seat, is moveable, and the second component with a joint element (34) can be positioned between the two legs of the first component in a way that the opening (36) in the joint element with a spherical outer boundary is aligned with an opening (27, 28) provided in each of the two legs (24, 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Igus GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hermey, Frank Blase, Ralf Steeger
  • Patent number: 8181960
    Abstract: An assembly comprising three or more elements; each element comprises a shape with an opening completely through the element; and each element comprises a plurality of edges, the edges being joined together at angular junctions. Each element links all of the other elements, and each element links the other elements in the same way. The link is formed by a portion of the shape passing through the openings in the other elements, so that the elements form a nested structure, and the elements are interchangeable in the nested structure without altering the nested configuration of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Nils Folke Anderson
  • Patent number: 8156759
    Abstract: The present invention particularly relates to a novel type of hinge to be used for sequentially interconnecting different elemental jewelry units of a jewelry item. Type of hinge constructions used in jewelry making of prior art do not permit the jewelry item to retain during use its appropriate shape which is required for bringing out beauty value of the jewelry item like the diamond-studded necklace. The necklace may present itself as an ordinary metal chain, which, as if, “falls down loose”, giving a U-shape or any other unplanned shape. Hinge-construction of prior art does not restrict movement of different elemental jewelry units in different unplanned directions. The difficulty becomes more pronounced when very small size diamonds are used in the necklace. The novel type of hinge of the present invention provides two mating pairs for each elemental jewelry units permit each unit to have predetermined appropriate amounts of clockwise and anticlockwise rotational motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Shishir Balkrishna Nevatia
  • Patent number: 8061160
    Abstract: An adjustable fashion mechanism having various combinations of extension and adjuster pieces that can be formed to create a bracelet which allows for size variations to fit any size wrist, arm or ankle. The same or similar configuration may be sized and styled differently for use as a necklace to be worn around a person's neck or as a ring for a person's finger. In yet other uses, the same or similar configuration may be sized and styled for use as an armband to be worn around a person's upper or lower arm. Other applications of the adjustable fashion mechanism may be used for clothing, different types of jewelry and accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Carissa Stinespring
  • Patent number: 7946103
    Abstract: A band wearable by a user connectable or connected to a watchcase or a decorative item, comprising a plurality of separable units and means for releasably connecting at least some of the units together to form the band, wherein two adjacent said units are releasably lockable together, and wherein the releasable connection means comprises operable means manually actuable or depressible by a finger of the user to disconnect said adjacent units from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Wing Hon Metal Manufactory Limited
    Inventors: Chin Hung Eddy So, Chin Plng So
  • Patent number: 7730710
    Abstract: Said strap with articulated links, in particular for a watch, comprises at least three adjacent rows of links offset from one adjacent row to another, in which at least one friction surface (3, 13, 23-163) of each joint is made of a material of which the hardness is >800 HV. Said bearing surface (3, 13, 23-163) is in contact with at least one joint element (5, 15, 25-165) having at least one friction surface made of a second material selected from the following materials: ceramic, ceramic-metal composite, amorphous carbon, stainless steel without nickel, cobalt alloy, gold or gold alloy, platinum or platinum alloy, platinoid or platinoid alloy, titanium or titanium alloy, capable of reducing the frictional wear with the friction surface (3, 13, 23-163).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Rolex S.A.
    Inventor: James Rejzner
  • Publication number: 20100132329
    Abstract: A method of reusing promotional and/or decorative items includes obtaining a plurality of credit card-style cards, such as gift cards, cutting each card into a card piece of a desired shape, the card piece being selected or cut to form a decorative object, and linking a plurality of the decorative card pieces together with links to form a flexible chain, whereby the flexible chain can form a new promotional or decorative item. The flexible chain can be used as a belt, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Bonnie Rose
  • Patent number: 7716911
    Abstract: A ball chain including metal balls with a small wall thickness and can withstand a large tensile load are provided. A method of manufacturing the same includes rounding a piece of metal to form rotation-axis symmetric bodies (22) and connecting the rotation-axis symmetric bodies (22) in a chain-like manner with connecting shafts. Each of the connecting shafts has connecting heads on both end portions. Each of the rotation-axis symmetric bodies (22) has a butt seam (24) in a direction of a rotation axis of the rotation-axis symmetric body and a weld part (25) at least one part of the butt seam (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Namiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Namiki, Hiroji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7673441
    Abstract: A slider chain including a plurality of sliders joined together by divisible bridging pieces (30), and including a linking device at each end in order to interconnect the ends of two slider chains so as to form a longer chain overall. The sliders include an attachment mechanism which is not of cylindrical revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: S2F Flexico
    Inventors: Antony Roger, Michel Barreaux
  • Publication number: 20090241341
    Abstract: A method of forming a decorative chain includes joining a first and second material in a layered relationship, each material having a different appearance, and forming such joined material into a spiral. A core is introduced into the spiral and then the core plus spiral are shaped into a desired configuration. Thereafter a portion of the first material along the outer surface is removed to reveal or expose a portion of the sub-layer of second material along the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: ARIN S.A.
    Inventor: Angel Ramon Solanilla
  • Patent number: 7594385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of assembling a metal bracelet (1) comprising two rows (2, 3) of outer elements assembled in pairs by pins (5) forming rigid links and at least one row (4) of intermediate elements mounted on the pins (5). The fixing of the pins (5) on the outer elements (2, 3) is carried out according to the following steps: on the inside lateral face of each outer element two blind bores with a flat bottom and of diameter greater than the diameter of the pins are produced, smooth pins are chosen and they are inserted in said bores, after the intermediate elements have been previously mounted on said pins, the pins and the outer elements are transparency welded by carrying out a bombardment with an electron beam on the upper or lower wall of the outer elements, a finishing operation is carried out on the bombarded surface in order to remove the weld bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: G. & F. Chatelain S.A.
    Inventor: Serge Kriknoff
  • Patent number: 7584597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable-routing device including links that are open at the ends, joined together in pivoting fashion and can be angled relative to each other in at least two directions, said links being arranged one behind the other in the longitudinal direction of the cable-routing device and forming at least one guide channel by means of guide elements located radially outwards, where tensile force-absorbing pivoting joints are located between links joined together in pivoting fashion within the cable-routing device and the links each display corresponding joint elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Igus GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Blase, Andreas Hermey
  • Publication number: 20090113870
    Abstract: Said strap with articulated links, in particular for a watch, comprises at least three adjacent rows of links offset from one adjacent row to another, in which at least one friction surface (3, 13, 23-163) of each joint is made of a material of which the hardness is >800 HV. Said bearing surface (3, 13, 23-163) is in contact with at least one joint element (5, 15, 25-165) having at least one friction surface made of a second material selected from the following materials: ceramic, ceramic-metal composite, amorphous carbon, stainless steel without nickel, cobalt alloy, gold or gold alloy, platinum or platinum alloy, platinoid or platinoid alloy, titanium or titanium alloy, capable of reducing the frictional wear with the friction surface (3, 13, 23-163).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: ROLEX S.A.
    Inventor: James REJZNER
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7506495
    Abstract: The invention is a chain comprising a plurality of cage-shaped elements connected in succession, the cage-shaped element comprising a central body from which two or more lateral bodies branch off whose free ends are arranged opposite each other, slidingly inserted in another cage-shaped element adjacent to the cage-shaped element and facing the corresponding central body. The chain comprises an elastic element interposed between the free ends of the lateral bodies of each cage-shaped element and the central body of the adjacent cage-shaped element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: FOPE S.r.l.
    Inventor: Umberto Cazzola
  • Patent number: 7503163
    Abstract: A chin chain for bits/bridles for use on a horse (for example, curb bit), includes a first chain element turning out to the left and a second chain element turning out to the right, the chain elements connected by a connecting element. In one example, the connecting element is formed from one piece and engages at least two links of the first chain element turning out to the left and at least two links of the second chain element turning out to the right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Karin Deffner
  • Patent number: 7444801
    Abstract: Methods of weaving decorative rope chains are disclosed. Chain links having gaps are assembled with all of the gaps oriented in the same direction. Accordingly, the links are interconnected one into the next in a helix configuration with each of the gaps facing in the same direction. One or more wire strands may be intertwined in the valleys of the helix configuration and remain in place to retain the helix configuration. The resulting rope chain itself may be used to form links for forming new types of chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Avraham Rozenvasser
    Inventors: David Rosenwasser, Avraham Rosenwasser