With Tool, E.g., Knife, Pen, Lens, Etc. Patents (Class 63/1.12)
  • Patent number: 10327519
    Abstract: A jewelry article having a functional component that can be worn as a bracelet is provided. The bracelet includes a rigid portion that defines a portion of the circumferential perimeter of the bracelet. A flexible band is removeably connected at one end of the rigid portion via a clasp and the flexible band is connected at the other end of the rigid portion to define the remaining circumferential perimeter of the bracelet. A plurality of beads are disposed along the flexible band. Each bead includes a tool head and the bead can be engaged with the rigid portion while disposed on the flexible band so that a force applied to the rigid portion can be transmitted to the tool head on the bead to perform an operational function. One tool or more can also be pivotally connected to rigid portion and pivoted from a stored position to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Blue
    Inventor: Asher C. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10228204
    Abstract: A firearm safety system that is operable to inhibit the discharge of a firearm unless the user of the firearm is wearing a mechanical engagement member. The firearm safety system includes a button biasly mounted within the grip of the firearm. The button is movable intermediate a first position and a second position. Operably coupled to the button is a coupling means that is configured to operably couple the button to a sear lever of a firearm. The coupling means includes alternate configurations including cables or shafts that are configured to be movable upon depression of the button. The button is moved by a mechanical engagement member. The mechanical engagement member is a metal ring worn on the finger of the hand engaged with the grip of the firearm. As the mechanical engagement member depresses the button, the sear lever is moved so as to permit discharge of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Craig Healy
  • Patent number: 10010163
    Abstract: A wearable survival sling including a flexible medial member with a first end and a second end, a braided spine, and a braided shell enveloping the braided spine. It includes a five-in-one survival tool, a fire starter clip, a retractable blade, a steel string saw, and one of a thermal blanket and thermal tent carried by the flexible medial member. The first end and the second end are configured to be removably engaged to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Brandon Wells
  • Patent number: 9528204
    Abstract: An improved kernmantle cord in part comprises 550-Paracord manufactured to exceed MIL-STD-C-5040H Type III. The improved kern at the core includes three nylon fibers in each of seven yarns, one continuous filament of waterproofed paraffin-waxed jute twine fiber tinder, one continuous abrasion-resistant nylon or fluorocarbon monofilament, and one continuous copper wire. The monofilament is strong enough for 50# test, yet small enough not to adversely impact the pliability of the cord as a whole. The copper wire itself may be multistrand or braided to improve flexibility or solid to provide more body. The mantle sheathing is of woven nylon and provides abrasion resistance for the whole cord, and functions as an electrical insulator for the copper wire and fireproofing for the paraffin-waxed jute twine fiber tinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Jarod Lee King, Shannon Melissa King
  • Patent number: 9084455
    Abstract: A new and useful system, method and system components are provided, for helping a person to survive in certain situations at different scenarios when find him/herself trapped on it, while performing outdoor activities, in a manner that is efficient and effective, and in a manner that is designed in a compact and a low profile design, in a manner that is lightweight, comfortable and easy to wear it, in a manner that is handy and helpful. It has been designed to help a person to improve his/her skills and/or increase his/her opportunity of survive while trapped in a difficult situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Luis A Millan
  • Patent number: 9061541
    Abstract: Self-retaining writing instruments include a bistable metal body that is selectively positionable and retainable in a coiled configuration and alternatively in an elongated configuration, and a writing element, such as a pencil, pen, marker, or stylus, disposed at a first end of the writing instrument. The coiled configuration may be suitable for coiling around an object and the elongated configuration may be suitable for use as a writing instrument. The bistable metal body may be configured to automatically assume the coiled configuration when flexed to a certain degree while in the elongated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: James Michael Elmore
  • Publication number: 20150135768
    Abstract: A survival kit is disclosed which provides multiple survival tools. The kit has at least two dog tag survival tools which are removably suspended from a user's neck by a necklace. The necklace has a suspension cord with a length of paracord braided about the outer surface of the suspension cord. The paracord can be un-braided for use as a survival tool. One dog tag has a saw attached to a long edge thereof and another dog tag has a ferrocerium or flint rod attached to a long edge. The dog tags are made of thick aluminum or stainless steel such that it is virtually impossible to bend the dog tag using one's hands. This permits the ferrocerium or flint rod to be struck with the saw to provide sparks for starting fires. A magnifying lens or, optionally, a button compass is provided in the dog tag carrying the ferrocerium or flint rod. The dog tags are provided with an elastic sheath/cover to prevent noise, to protect them and for stealth purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn D. Barrick, Diana L. Barrick
  • Publication number: 20150128643
    Abstract: An improved kernmantle cord in part comprises 550-Paracord manufactured to exceed MIL-STD-C-5040H Type III. The improved kern at the core includes three nylon fibers in each of seven yarns, one continuous filament of waterproofed paraffin-waxed jute twine fiber tinder, one continuous abrasion-resistant nylon or fluorocarbon monofilament, and one continuous copper wire. The monofilament is strong enough for 50# test, yet small enough not to adversely impact the pliability of the cord as a whole. The copper wire itself may be multistrand or braided to improve flexibility or solid to provide more body. The mantle sheathing is of woven nylon and provides abrasion resistance for the whole cord, and functions as an electrical insulator for the copper wire and fireproofing for the paraffin-waxed jute twine fiber tinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jarod Lee King, Shannon Melissa King
  • Patent number: 9021664
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for carrying and storing a portion of rope is claimed. A portion of rope is braided and wound about two complementary loops. Attached to one complementary loop is a flexible fastener. The flexible fastener can be passed through the second complementary loop and attached to itself. The apparatus can then be worn as a bracelet. When the rope is needed, the person can unwind the rope. After using the rope, the rope can be rewound and then bound with the flexible fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: 2 Monkey Trading, LLC
    Inventor: Doug Ingalls
  • Patent number: 9021833
    Abstract: A jewelry assembly includes a housing with a head having a well and an insert with a decorative surface and sized and shaped to fit into the well. Magnetic elements are provided to hold the insert and the head together so that insert can be replaced at will by a user with another insert that fits in the well but has a different decorative surface. Optionally, a tool is further provided to separate the insert from the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Arjang & Co.
    Inventors: Kourosh Arjang, Edi Arjang
  • Patent number: 8935940
    Abstract: The keychain bracelet is constructed of a flexible member that includes a plurality of charm members thereon, and which can stretch to enable a wrist to be inserted or removed as needed. The flexible member has distal ends that are permanently affixed to a padlock member, and which is configured to secure at least one keychain thereon as well as a self-defense repellent spray such as pepper spray. The self-defense repellent spray includes a small canister that when affixed to the padlock member ideally positions itself with respect to a palm of a hand of an end user. The padlock member features a light emitting diode and pill compartment to store at least one pill therein. The flexible member includes a key elsewhere with respect to the padlock member. The key is used to unlock the padlock member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Holly Lough
  • Patent number: 8925348
    Abstract: A survival bracelet comprised of a woven strap, a spark source, a scraper, and tinder is provided. The strap may be unwoven for survival use. The spark source, scraper, and tinder are integrated into the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Gagne
  • Patent number: 8904820
    Abstract: A wearable dining utensil comprises a rigid function portion for engaging food, a holder for holding the dining utensil, a shapeable connector having a third linking part and a fourth linking part for fixing a bendable portion, and a fifth linking part having an outlet for linking with the fourth linking part. One end of the rigid function portion also serves as a male linker and the opposite end has a first linking part. One end of the holder serves as a female linker for linking with the male linker, and the opposite end has a second linking part. When the female linker is linked with the male linker, the dining utensil forms a loop, and when the outlet is linked with the fourth linking part, the dining utensil forms a regular utensil. According to various connecting profiles, the dining utensils can form a bracelet, necklace or an ornament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Yu-Chiuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8739570
    Abstract: A device or holder for holding a pair of eyeglasses that may be incorporated into a necklace assembly is provided. The holder or device may be connected to a necklace having a first and a second end by a linker, one linker attached to the holder and adapted to attach to a first end of a necklace and one linker attached to the holder and adapted to attach to a second end of a necklace. The first and second end of the necklace may have terminal loops. The necklace assembly may be worn about the neck having a device or holder for holding a temple piece of eyeglasses assembly connected between ends of the necklace. The device or holder for holding a temple piece of eyeglasses includes an eyeglass-holder tube and optionally a first and a second linker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Karen Prestwidge
  • Publication number: 20140130543
    Abstract: A necklace, bracelet, or rear view mirror accessory is provided that has the dual function of being a knife holder. The necklace has a knife with an ornamented handle that protrudes from a knife sheath, the two forming a pendant. The pendant is attached to a loop that is sized to fit on a user or over a rear view mirror. The ornamentation is created with cutouts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Nikolaus Peter Lorenz Demmer
  • Publication number: 20140109615
    Abstract: A new and useful system, method and system components are provided, for helping a person to survive in certain situations at different scenarios when find him/herself trapped on it, while performing outdoor activities, in a manner that is efficient and effective, and in a manner that is designed in a compact and a low profile design, in a manner that is lightweight, comfortable and easy to wear it, in a manner that is handy and helpful. is been designed to help a person to improve his/her skills and/or increase his/her opportunity of survive while trapped in a difficult situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Luis A. Millan
  • Patent number: 8667822
    Abstract: Described herein are examples of concealed handcuff keys including a key concealed as a bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Schomer-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Jaffe, Jeffery Jaffe
  • Publication number: 20130213089
    Abstract: A survival bracelet comprised of a woven strap, a spark source, a scraper, and tinder is provided. The strap may be unwoven for survival use. The spark source, scraper, and tinder are integrated into the bracelet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Gagne
  • Publication number: 20130160489
    Abstract: A jewelry assembly includes a housing with a head having a well and an insert with a decorative surface and sized and shaped to fit into the well. Magnetic elements are provided to hold the insert and the head together so that insert can be replaced at will by a user with another insert that fits in the well but has a different decorative surface. Optionally, a tool is further provided to separate the insert from the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ARJANG & CO.
    Inventors: Kourosh Arjang, Edi Arjang
  • Publication number: 20130152630
    Abstract: This patent covers a use of all products manufactured as well being bracelets, or which may be manufactured and sold or offered as well being bracelets added to or combined with the purpose of a time piece, wrist watch, or other time indicating or device used for the purpose of telling the time. The new use covered by this patent is to include the effects, or the actual existing design of well being bracelets themselves into or attached to a watch. This patent covers the use of two items, a watch and a magnetic well being bracelet combined into one item to wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Bryan R. True
  • Publication number: 20130031935
    Abstract: A paracord bracelet is disclosed which includes a blade with a loop as a handle that can be encased in the braiding to form the loop part of a closure mechanism. In a further embodiment the bracelet includes a pieces of flint formed into a solid piece to form the tab and/or toggle part of a closure mechanism. This combination of devices means that the user has a means of making a fire with them whenever they are wearing the bracelet, in addition to the paracord. In an additional embodiment a key fob is made of paracord enclosing a blade, a flint and tender. Another embodiment the bracelet includes fishing gear, including a steel cable leader set with a clasp hook, swivel, lure and other items. In the depicted embodiment the bracelet is design with the swivel and the clasp hook forming the bracelet closure mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: BISON DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: Brian James Kelleghan
  • Patent number: 8176751
    Abstract: A loopable and wearable dining utensil comprises a rigid function portion for engaging food, a holder for holding the dining utensil, and a flexible connector for connecting the rigid function portion and the holder. One end of the rigid function portion also serves as a male linker and the opposite end has a first linking part. One end of the holder serves as a female linker for linking with the male linker, and the opposite end has a second linking part for linking with the first linking part. When the female linker is linked with the male linker, the dining utensil forms a loop, and when the second linking part is linked with the first linking part, the dining utensil forms a regular utensil. According to various connecting profiles, the multiple dining utensils can form a bracelet, necklace, belt or an ornament of handbag or hand-held mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Yu-Chiuan Chen
  • Patent number: 7966755
    Abstract: A combination name badge and compass includes a substantially planar substrate having a front surface that has name indicia thereon, and a rear surface and a clutch bar that includes spaced pins. The clutch bar is secured to the rear surface of the planar substrate with the pins extending away from the planar substrate. A magnetic circuit includes a pair of opposite polarity magnets mounted at the substrate. The magnetic circuit further includes a metal arrow that is coupled with the opposite polarity magnets to form the magnetic circuit. When the name badge is floated on a liquid surface the metal indicator points to magnetic north.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Reeves Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Reeves
  • Publication number: 20110041553
    Abstract: A method for inlaying a gold ornament is disclosed. A substrate is provided which has an outer surface. A groove is defined in the substrate through the outer surface. A gold ornament is manufactured. The gold ornament has substantially the same shape as the groove. The gold ornament is placed in the groove wherein is positioned with metallic solder. Then the substrate is heated, whereby the melting and subsequent cooling of the solder bonds the gold ornament to the substrate. A housing for electronic device inlaid with a gold ornament made by the present method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: LIANG XIONG, YOU-LI LIU, HSIANG-JUNG SU, WEN-TE LAI, GANG-QIANG LIU
  • Publication number: 20100236287
    Abstract: A necklace cover, or sleeve, which covers jewelry that is worn around the neck is described. The necklace cover is designed to be worn at the back of a neck and is worn over a piece of jewelry to prevent tangling of hair, hair breakage, and/or damage to a persons clothing (e.g. snags or pulls) that often occurs when a person wears jewelry around the neck. Methods for preventing a wearer's hair from getting tangled in a jewelry composition worn around the neck of a wearer are also provided. The methods comprise providing the necklace covers according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Candace M. Summerford
  • Publication number: 20100071413
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination purse hook and bracelet. The bracelet extends more than 360 degrees around a wearer's wrist, and includes overlapping end portions. The bracelet opens in a clam-shell fashion via a hinge allowing for an opening beyond a 270 degree included angle in use as a purse hook. This enables a relatively light weight bracelet construction to support a relatively heavy purse by aligning the supported load with the location of support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Rich SHAMLIAN
  • Publication number: 20100050689
    Abstract: A decorative pendant or locket, or jewelry piece, housing a reading lens is provided, including a first portion attached to a second portion arranged to form an interior cavity wherein the retractable reading lens is housed. The reading lens can be drawn or pulled out or pivotally rotated outwardly to extend to the extracted position to enable a wearer to read a menu or the like. During non-use, the reading lens is pushed back or pivotally rotated inward to become discretely housed within the interior cavity in the retracted position. Further, one embodiment of the jewelry article includes a light that is automatically turned on or activated when a reading lens is extracted from the device, thereby illuminating the subject matter to be read, facilitating the reading process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Publication number: 20090249831
    Abstract: A combination string instrument/pick article of jewelry comprises a simulated miniature sized string instrument, such as a guitar, which includes a neck and a body and which is in the miniaturized shape of a corresponding full sized instrument. The body has an attachment area on its front face. A full size pick is mounted in the attachment area. The pick contains designator information on its front face, such as information to identify the string instrument for which the pick is intended to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: B. Scott Morris
  • Publication number: 20090173104
    Abstract: A dog tag to be worn by user may include a rigid sheet having indicia to identify the user and a first edge of the sheet being sharpened to a cutting edge. The dog tag may include an aperture to cooperate with the flexible holding device, and the flexible holding device may include a chain. The flexible holding device may include a wire, and the dog tag may include a signaling mirror. The signaling mirror may include a portion of the dog tag, and the signaling mirror may include a polished portion of the dog tag. The dog tag may include a silencer to protect the user from the cutting edge of the dog tag, and the silencer may include a channel to cooperate with the edges of the dog tag. The silencer may include a silencer aperture to cooperate with the aperture of the dog tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Alex Shunnarah
  • Publication number: 20090013719
    Abstract: Ornamental neckwear functional as a quick-release carrier for a flip-open style mobile phone includes a substantially flexible strap clamped at each end by two jewelry chocker clamps. A flexible elongated decorative member of sufficient length to go over the users head is connected at each of two ends to integral loops on the jewelry chocker clamps. The necklace can convert to a cell phone holder rapidly by clamping the flexible strap under the hinge between the body and flip top of the cell phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Cynthia Loving, Norma L. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20080245104
    Abstract: A multi-use decorative article wearable as a bracelet, a ring or a pendant by way of a opposing non-deformable tabs and a tapped recess to connect to various supportive elements providing the user with both an easily accessible mirror and light as an aid to applying a lipstick or other cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Marianne Irene Steele
  • Patent number: 7339755
    Abstract: A ring device is adapted for wearing on at least one finger of a user. The ring device includes a wearable main body portion and an optical member that is moveably affixed thereto. The optical member can be positioned in at least two positions: a viewing position, and a storage position. The optical member may be moved relative to the main body portion through a number of positioning mechanisms including: a hinged member, a sliding member, and a rotating member. The viewing position may include any number positions for viewing an object in a field of view. The storage position corresponds to an alignment of the optical member with the main body such that the device is aesthetically pleasing. A face of the main body may include an insignia or other decorative design that is viewable through the optical member, and may optionally be removable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Don R. Sauer
  • Publication number: 20080034791
    Abstract: A ring, such as a wedding ring or commemorative ring includes a DVD type element that contains digital photographs and digital data associated with an event, such as a wedding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Randy J. Arcadi
  • Publication number: 20040231360
    Abstract: An attractive, decoratively interesting, wearable, light weight jewelry device having illumination and fragrance-emitting features. The preferred form is a brooch having one or more LEDs connected to an electric circuit fed by a micro-battery for a wide range of illumination effects, and more particularly effects where the emitted light flux is controlled and dimmed. The body of the brooch is porous to absorb fragrance essences so it emits any wearer-selected scent. The body has a cavity into which an inter-changeable, sealed light source unit is inserted with the LED projecting through the top face of the brooch. The light circuit preferably includes a chip that provides a wide range of programmed light displays, such as sequences of colors, scintillating, flashing, change in intensity (pulsing) and the like. The light display can be activated by remote control and the LED bezel may be prism shaped or have optical fibers secured thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Laetitia Lagardere
  • Publication number: 20030167795
    Abstract: An electronic article of jewellery comprising a plurality of jewels that can be illuminated uniformly using a single light source is described. The article of jewellery comprises a chamber with the plurality of jewels to be illuminated being provided in a wall of the chamber. An artificial light source such as a tri-colour LED module, is provided within the chamber along with a light diffusing element. The light source and the light diffusing element, are positioned such that light rays emitted from the light source are diffused by interaction with the light diffusing element, before reaching the plurality of jewels to be illuminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Andrew Metcalfe, Andrew Holmes
  • Patent number: 6536112
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making a decorative device to be incorporated in jewelry or other objects that will likely be worn or carried by a person. The invention generally comprises the steps of removing a computer chip from a personal computer or other type of computing device and then removing from the computer chip substantially all of the metal connector elements used to mount the chip to a board, usually known as the “mother board.” Next, at least one of the two main faces of the computer chip, typically made of silicon or a graphite material, is grinded down so as to expose a plurality of the conductive pathways formed within the computer chip, whereupon the main face of the computer chip with the pathways exposed thereon may be polished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Sergio Gutierrez