Resilient Patents (Class 63/11)
  • Patent number: 10736387
    Abstract: A central component is positionable in a generally horizontal plane around a waist of the wearer. The central component is formed as an arc of a circle. The central component has an end with male screw threads. A peripheral component is positionable in a generally vertical plane adjacent to the waist of the wearer when worn. The peripheral component has an inner end with inner male screw threads and an outer end. A coupling ball has a diametric aperture formed with ends with female screw threads receiving the end of the central component and the inner end of the peripheral component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Bradford Holt
  • Patent number: 10674796
    Abstract: Portable decorative element with a metal structure (2) made from cutout metal plate with decorative openings, on the back face of which there is a lining forming a plate that can be seen through these openings, that can be elastically bent (4), the back face of the metal plate comprising attachment means (10, 12) holding the lining (4) in place and clamping this lining, pressing it into contact with the back face of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ALTESSE
    Inventor: Nicolas Ract
  • Patent number: 10617181
    Abstract: A separable bracelet band is an apparatus that represents a significant relationship between at least two people. The separable bracelet is separated by an individual into at least two bracelets, each of which is worn by another individual. The separable bracelet includes a tubular body and at least one separation track. The tubular body represents the relationship or connection between at least two people. The tubular body, itself, may be worn as a bracelet. The tubular body is separable into at least two other bracelets along the at least one separation track. The tubular body includes a first open end, a second open end, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The at least one separation track is positioned in between the first open end and the second open end. The at least one separation track is circumferentially integrated around the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Michael James Rich
  • Patent number: 10582744
    Abstract: This invention consists of a magnet placed behind the pierced ear hole and a decorative piece placed in front of the pierced ear hole, both strung on the wire of a hanging earring. The 2 pieces are slid into place on the wire and then pressed together once in position over the pierced hole. The magnet holds the decorative front in place. They are made to be used with any hanging type of wire earring that a person wants to wear. The front pieces can also be used alone with post earrings to make the ear lobe look more attractive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Carol Tannen
  • Patent number: 10485310
    Abstract: Accessories, such as articles of jewelry, are provided having one or more keepsakes that may slide to on or off the accessory substrate. The keepsakes may have a decorative front side and a rear side that may cause the keepsake to encircle the substrate. The rear side may have a greater length than the front side, which may permit natural spacing between the front sides of adjacent keepsakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Stella & Dot LLC
    Inventors: Blythe Elizabeth Harris, Charlotte Valerie Macaulay, Rahul Gupta, Jessica Herrin
  • Patent number: 10306956
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention a Friendship bracelet that appears as one but can be torn into two individual bracelets for each friend to wear and be connected to each other is disclosed. The invention described here allows a proper link between both friends who wear half of the bracelet. The result is a proper symbol that connects two friends to each other by wearing half of a bracelet that used to be one single bracelet before being torn in two. The friendship bracelet according to another embodiment of the present invention that appears as one but can be torn into a plurality of individual bracelets for each friend in a group to wear and be connected to one another is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael James Rich, William Womack
  • Patent number: 10285476
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method for producing an ornamental piece, comprising a step of forming a first, closed ring (32), comprising a step of cutting out a first template comprising a sheet of base material configured to be cut out and pierced, and a step of at least partial winding of the first template with a first set of threads; a step of forming a second, open ring (33), comprising a step of cutting out a second template (43) comprising a sheet of base material configured to be cut out and pierced and a step of partial winding of the second template (43) with a second set of threads (24); a step of intertwining the second ring (33), comprising partial winding of the second template (43) with the first ring (32), comprising at least partial winding of the first template; and a step of closing the second ring (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Alessia Cianflone
  • Patent number: 10278459
    Abstract: Method of forming an adjustable-length, stretchable, fabric cord, typically elastane-based, for use in making jewelry, eyeglass necklaces, hair bands and more. Elastane-based fabric cord is typically used in conjunction with beadwork and other jewelry components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Two Posh Ladies, LLC.
    Inventors: Lesley A. Stewart, Brenda Alber
  • Patent number: 9706802
    Abstract: Provided is a sports band including a main body formed with one side open to be worn on a body of a user and to have a curvature, and wherein an expression zone having a form indicating a sports game is formed at both ends of the open side, and an expression layer exhibiting the form indicating the sports game on an external side of the expression zone, and the sports band disclosed herein may be used for various sports games including soccer, allow a user to express enthusiasm as well as a sense of unity with a sports game, provide a desirable wearing sensation not only for everyday use but also for the sports game, and improve physical vitality by a magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Sanghyuk Bae
  • Patent number: 9703322
    Abstract: A wearable device adapted to be worn on a user's wrist is provided. The wearable device includes a first bracket, a second bracket, a shaft structure, and a soft covering material. The shaft structure is connected to the one side of the first bracket, also to the one side of the second bracket for forming a wristband. The other side of the first bracket and the other side of the second bracket are configured to be departed from each other, and the first bracket and the second bracket are pivoted with each other through the shaft structure. Furthermore, the first bracket, the second bracket, and the shaft structure are covered by the soft covering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Pang Lin
  • Patent number: 9668550
    Abstract: A wearable device that may transform between an annularly bent state and a flat state is provided. The wearable device includes a plurality of segment members including a top portion and a bottom portion having a shorter length than the top portion; a plurality of connecting members that are disposed to correspond to the plurality of segment members, wherein each of the plurality of connecting members is connected to be mutually rotatable with two segment members disposed respectively on both sides thereof; a bistable spring that is supported on a plurality of segment members to provide elasticity in a direction into the annularly bent state and retentivity of the flat state; and a flexible display device that is supported on the top portion of the plurality of segment members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SENEKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-seong Seo, Pil-je Cho, Young-woo Huh, Si-wan Kim
  • Patent number: 9609924
    Abstract: A bendable jewelry device in the form of an elongated structure has a first end and one or more elongated bodies. At least one of the one or more elongated bodies has a length extending from the first end to a second end of the body. The body is bendable along the length to wrap about a portion of an article of clothing. The first end portion has a means for attaching the first end to a portion of the article of clothing. The means for attachment is secured to the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Show Jewelry, LLC
    Inventor: Christina Silverman
  • Patent number: 9301580
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sliding element for use with jewelry including a plate body, a sliding flange extending from a first lateral edge of the plate body, and a crimping flange extending from a second lateral edge of the plate body. The plate body, the sliding flange, and the crimping flange can be stamped from a uniform flat metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Alex and Ani, LLC
    Inventor: Carolyn A. Rafaelian
  • Patent number: 9265449
    Abstract: Techniques associated with a wearable device structure with enhanced motion detection by a motion sensor are described, including a band configured to be worn, a nodule coupled to the band, the nodule including a structure configured to enhance detection of movement of an adjacent skin surface, the structure having an articulator configured to rotate in a plurality of planes, and a sensor coupled to the structure and configured to detect rotational motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: AliphCom
    Inventor: Thomas Alan Donaldson
  • Publication number: 20140360228
    Abstract: A fabric wrap jewelry item embodiment includes an elongate strip of fabric having a width, an elongate length, and two ends, wherein the elongate length is sized to wrap at least twice around an appendage of a wearer and the ends connected together to form a loop of fabric material, and a pendant affixed to the elongate strip of fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Amy Lori Cochrane
  • Publication number: 20140137600
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention a Friendship bracelet that appears as one but can be torn into two individual bracelets for each friend to wear and be connected to each other is disclosed. The invention described here allows a proper link between both friends who wear half of the bracelet. The result is a proper symbol that connects two friends to each other by wearing half of a bracelet that used to be one single bracelet before being torn in two. The friendship bracelet according to another embodiment of the present invention that appears as one but can be torn into a plurality of individual bracelets for each friend in a group to wear and be connected to one another is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Michael James Rich, William Womack
  • Patent number: 8701438
    Abstract: A band has a major section of a major length with first and second free ends spaced by an opening of a minor length. First and second minor sections in a generally J-shaped configuration are coupled to each free end. The minor sections have lower, upper and intermediate segments. Each upper segment ends in a semicircular free tip. An opening is formed at each free tip. A decorative gem stone has an upper region in a generally dome-shaped configuration projecting above the upper segment. A topper is removably positioned within the opening and has a decorative center and opposed ends. The opposed ends include similarly configured first and second rings adapted to be removably coupled to the first and second minor sections of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: William S. Kovel
  • Patent number: 8567103
    Abstract: An elastic wristband with an elongate strip of injection molded resilient thermoplastic material and one or more graphic panels. The elongate strip includes a center portion, a left side portion and a right side portion joined by left and right living hinges. The central portion includes recessed areas for receiving the graphic panels. The central portion of the elongate strip also includes end tabs that are welded together to form a continuous circular band. The band is elastic in nature and can fit over a person's hand and onto a person's wrist to form a decorative wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Brandon Wolf
  • Patent number: 8482909
    Abstract: A display apparatus (10) comprises a display band (14) and a control unit (12). The display band (14) is flexible and is dimension for wrapping round the wrist or other part of the user. In preferred forms, the control unit (12) includes a timing circuit and the display band (14) includes a digital time display, the apparatus thus functioning as a watch. Also preferred is the use of a malleable display band (14) allowing the apparatus to be applied to the wrist or the like without use of a buckle or catch. A variety of display bands (14) may be used interchangeably with a single control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent Douglas
  • Patent number: 8474284
    Abstract: A molded silicone rubber bracelet having a plurality (preferably three) specially-formed receptacles for seating and retaining the same number of play-value tokens in a convenient manner for trading and/or playing games. The tokens bear different graphic indicia but all have a uniform size and circular (or alternately-shaped) two-tier cross-section that allows them to be held captive in three outwardly-disposed and uniformly-spaced receptacles in the bracelet in tongue-in-groove manner. Since the tokens are easily removable/replacable/tradable, they can be traded at will for other tokens and/or used for playing a game. The token-carrying functionality of the bracelet coupled with its ornamental token-displaying appearance capitalizes on the popularity of conventional rubber wristbands as well as social trading interaction, resulting in great appeal to teens and youth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan Rush, Doug Meagher
  • Patent number: 8418500
    Abstract: The present invention is a flexible mass support apparatus that is designed to be partially positioned about an article such as a neck, wrist, or ankle. The present invention includes a flexible element having a longitudinal axis disposed in between a first end portion and a second end portion wherein the flexible element further assumes a configuration of a portion of a Archimedean spiral shape. Further included in the present invention is a primary mass disposed adjacent to the first end portion and a secondary mass disposed adjacent to the second end portion. Operationally, the flexible element is manually expanded and positioned about the article, and the primary and secondary masses reverse the expanded state to further place the flexible element about the article in a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Linda Marie Dugger
  • Patent number: 8225626
    Abstract: A flexible adjustable split band with indicia on the exterior surface. The interior is made of injection molded spring plastic and an exterior covering is made of material selected from the group consisting of lanyard material, polyester fabric, and other stretchable material which can be heat sealed and onto which indicia can be placed by methods such as silkscreening or weaving. The band is formed by starting with an injection molded core of spring plastic of a given width and length which is formed into a curve and is separated at its two respective ends so that gap is created between the ends of the plastic core. A covering material such as lanyard material or polyester is slipped over the plastic core and is heat sealed at one end. The covering then pulled tightly over the plastic core and cut to size and heat sealed at its opposite end. An end cap made of ABS plastic or comparable material is then affixed onto each end of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Innovation Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eddie Blau
  • Publication number: 20120159988
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for displaying an image with multiple circular bands. Two or more circular bands are included and sized to surround a portion of a body part. At least one image is included where each of the two or more circular bands includes a portion of the at least one image disposed on an exterior side of each circular band. The at least one image is formed when the two or more circular bands are positioned to be adjacent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: PUZZLETS, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Baird, Bruce R. Needham
  • Publication number: 20120137729
    Abstract: The present invention is a flexible mass support apparatus that is designed to be partially positioned about an article such as a neck, wrist, or ankle. The present invention includes a flexible element having a longitudinal axis disposed in between a first end portion and a second end portion wherein the flexible element further assumes a configuration of a portion of a Archimedean spiral shape. Further included in the present invention is a primary mass disposed adjacent to the first end portion and a secondary mass disposed adjacent to the second end portion. Operationally, the flexible element is manually expanded and positioned about the article, and the primary and secondary masses reverse the expanded state to further place the flexible element about the article in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Linda Marie Dugger
  • Patent number: 7905111
    Abstract: The present invention is a bracelet having an inner layer and an outer later. The inner layer of the bracelet is copper and the outer layer is another metal, preferably a precious metal such as sterling silver or gold, platinum or titanium. However, any suitable material may be used for the outer layer. Since copper can be absorbed through the skin, a wearer receives the medicinal benefits of copper while wearing a bracelet that is a fine piece of jewelry. In a preferred embodiment, the copper inner layer is a comfort fit layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Saltz Corporation
    Inventor: Marcella Saltz
  • Patent number: 7296438
    Abstract: A bezel having a lumen open to the top and bottom and a recessed center section is used both to mount a stone to a piece of jewelry and to function as a clasp for the jewelry. The recessed center section of the jewelry can be coupled to a hook to secure the jewelry to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: Ronald W. Kolb
  • Patent number: 7210313
    Abstract: A bangle includes first and second bangle members, each having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the first bangle member is pivotally connected to the distal end of the second bangle member to permit relative movement between the first and second bangle members. A first locking member is provided at the proximal end of the first bangle member and a second locking member is provided at the proximal end of the second bangle member. The first locking member is selectively moveable between a closed position where the first locking member engages the second locking member to releasably secure the proximal end of the first bangle member to the proximal end of the second bangle member, and an open position where the first locking member is separated from the second locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Scott Kay
  • Patent number: 6989127
    Abstract: Manufacture health ornaments such as necklaces, bracelets and wristbands that provide sufficient health-promoting function and effective therapeutic action for a long time, by burning a gaseous mixture of oxygen and hydrogen in high-pressure water, using the resultant gas to heat and granulate titanium material, and combining the obtained titanium powder with an elastomer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Phild Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hirata, Yoshio Ueda, Hiroaki Takase, Kazuaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6772580
    Abstract: Jewelry pieces, for example, earrings, pendants, rings and the like, made of metal such as gold or silver and the like, with special surface texturing to improve and enhance the light-reflecting characteristics of the jewelry. The surface texturing is formed by forming a series of grooves by the process of diamond-cutting the surface of the jewelry piece to divide the surface thereof into a plurality of adjacent, four-sided regions, each of which is bounded by four diamond-cut grooves and defines a mesa with at least four light-reflecting sloping sides. The mesas are further subdivided by forming a pair of diamond-cut grooves that criss-cross one another, thereby dividing the mesas in the four-sided regions into four sub-mesas, each having at least three sloping light reflecting sides. Preferably, first gemstones are set at the junctures of the four-sided mesas and second gemstones are set at the center, where the four sub-mesas meet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Select Jewelry Inc.
    Inventor: Ronen Seliktar
  • Patent number: 6758061
    Abstract: A wire is fabricated of a semi-rigid material. The wire may be bent by a user. At least three primary sections are formed. A nipple reception circle is located between the primary sections. The circle has a center. Each primary section extends radially outwardly from the center of the circle. A pair of end sections are formed. Two stem sections extend radially from the circle. An interior point is formed. An exterior point is formed. The end sections and the stem sections are oriented in a common plane prior to use. The end and stem sections are movable to an orientation with the end sections overlapped into a locking relationship when the circle encompasses the nipple of a user. The interiors of the primary sections are in holding contact adjacent to at least three spaced points around the nipple of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: Claudia Croft
  • Patent number: 6412303
    Abstract: An article of jewelry includes a plurality of settings coupled to each other by slidable links and an elastic member threaded through the settings extending substantially parallel to the links in a “string”. The settings may include stones or any other decorative element. According to one embodiment, the ends of the string are coupled to each other without the use of a clasp. The elasticity of the elastic member keeps the settings close together with little or no space between them but allows the string to be stretched thereby separating the settings by the length of the links. According to the first embodiment, where no clasp is used, the string and the links are dimensioned such that when the string is stretched the article can be fit over a body part such as a wrist or ankle and remain in place when released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventor: Chung-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 6250107
    Abstract: An expandable chain construction comprises first and second chain lengths of a monofilament such as nylon fishing line. Each chain length is formed into a series of spaced loops, the loops of the two lengths being of opposite senses. Each loop of each length encircles a portion of the other length lying between a pair of loops. Chain constructions may be interconnected along their lengths to form chains of increased width. The chain constructions are expandable to fit closely but gently about a wearers limb. The construction can simulate the appearance of tatoo designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Home & Nature Inc.
    Inventor: Marianne Lorraine Visser
  • Patent number: 6247334
    Abstract: A fastening closure arrangement is provided for securing loose ends of the elements forming a tattoo-like fashion accessory formed of plastic monofilament line. The accessory article is formed in an artistic pattern of interconnected loops, with a closed loop at one end and two or more ends of the monofilament line at the other end. The ends of the monofilament lines are brought together in side-by-side relation and a locking collar is applied over the loose ends. End extremities of the monofilament elements, projecting beyond the collar, are fused and pressed, preferably with heat, to form a flange, which secures the collar against removal. To particular advantage, a pair of monofilament ends are arranged in straddling relation to a closed loop at the opposite end of the fashion accessory article such that, when the locking collar is applied and secured, the accessory article is secured in a closed ring, suitable for an armband, wristband, necklace or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Home & Nature Inc.
    Inventor: Marianne Lorraine Visser
  • Patent number: 6227006
    Abstract: The links (8) forming the bracelet (6) are articulated one after the other via cylindrical bars (9), these bars and links being held together by a flexible tie (10). The link (8) is made of a mineral material whose hardness is equal to or greater than 7.5 Mohs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Laurent Pantet
  • Patent number: 6094939
    Abstract: A jewelry item includes a plurality of components mounted in an end-to-end relationship on and along an annular, elastic support. Each component has two, generally planar end walls and an aperture for receiving the support and extending between the end walls. The end walls of adjacent components engage each other in surface area contact. The support can be a strap or a pair of wires. At least one of the components has a setting for a gemstone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Rinaldo Gavello, S.r.L.
    Inventor: Rinaldo Gavello
  • Patent number: 5901379
    Abstract: Disclosed is a health band contributing to promotion or maintenance of health without causing metal contact allergy, consisting of a soft and flexible band body having at least a three-layer structure consisting of a front surface layer, an intermediate layer and a rear surface layer; a titanium-containing material dispersed in the intermediate layer; and a fastener which is engaged with one of the front surface layer and the rear surface layer against the other layer so as to maintain the band body in a wrapped state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Phild Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Hirata
  • Patent number: 5816072
    Abstract: A novel piece of jewelry providing a substrate to which one or more link elements may be affixed. The substrate is formed essentially entirely of a non-gold metal that is ductile and sufficiently elastic so that after being formed into a particular shape it will spring back to that shape after being stressed. In order to make the substrate an aesthetically-pleasing part of the jewelry, the non-gold metal used is of a type that may be colored. Suitable substrate metals include, but are not limited to, titanium, tantalum, steel, and a variety of other similar types of metals. The appearance of the substrate permits the use of a wide array of links that may be solid or that may be open-gallery having a broad range of designs. The links may be permanently or temporarily affixed to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Thomas Michaels
  • Patent number: 5792175
    Abstract: Ring has serpentine connecting portions between parallel plates on which a plurality of protuberances are formed on the inner surfaces of the plates. The ring promotes the circulation of blood by accupressuring a finger by means of protuberances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Tae-Woo Yoo
  • Patent number: 5779113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a watch holder system, which is worn on the back side of a hand, comprising a casing, an elastic cord, and a buckle. The casing is provided with two holes passing through from the front end to the back end and accommodating the elastic cord. The lower side of the casing is concave to match the surface of the back side of the hand. By the wearing position of the watch holder system, a novel and beautiful effect is created. In use, the watch will not be covered by a long sleeve, thus allowing for unhindered reading of the displayed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Chen-Chung Huang
  • Patent number: 5699140
    Abstract: A jewelry eyeglass holder having a loop that is movable about a hinge between hidden and exposed positions. In the hidden position, the loop is behind the rear of the design portion of the jewelry and in the exposed position, it hangs downwardly. Eyeglasses may hang from the loop in a balanced manner. The jewelry eyeglass holder also has a pin for securing the same to clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Inventor: Esther Fuhrman
  • Patent number: 5689867
    Abstract: An interchangeable clasp comprising a clasp body having a plurality of interconnecting elements consisting of a spring loaded connector member and a receiving recess. The connector typically comprises a hollow cylindrical sleeve and a rigid rod having an outside diameter less than the inner diameter of the hollow cylindrical sleeve. The rigid rod has a proximal end and an opposite distal end with respect to the hollow cylindrical sleeve. The proximal end is engaged with a spring mechanism within the hollow cylindrical sleeve that biases the distal end of the rod to a distal position and allows for movement of the rod between a proximal and a distal position. The distal end culminates in a head member with exterior dimensions such that the head member is capable of being removably inserted within, and retained by a cap end of the receiving recess. The receiving recess is cylindrical in dimension, has an opening through its outer wall and is capped at opposite ends for engaging the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Inventor: Teresa Katz
  • Patent number: 5685174
    Abstract: A decorative connector for affixing to a clothing burr and a method for affixing such connector is disclosed. In one form, the connector comprises a decorative element and coupler means fixed to the element. The coupler means is adapted for detachable securement to the burr. In another form, the coupler means is mounted on the burr and is adapted to engage and detachably secure the decorative connector. When the connector is detached, the coupler means remains mounted on the burr ready to receive another decorative connector. The method for affixing the decorative connector comprises mounting coupler means to a burr and attaching the connector to the coupler means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventors: Sherri Kay Balzer, Katherine Lynn Overby
  • Patent number: 5630329
    Abstract: A wristwatch bracelet segment includes a core and decorative elements mounted thereon in longitudinally spaced relationship. The core comprises first and second flexible core elements. The first core element is elastically stretchable and includes longitudinally spaced enlargements that define recesses therebetween. The decorative elements are mounted in respective recesses. The second core element is somewhat stiffer than the first core element and is installed through a longitudinal passage formed in the first core element. The first core element is stretched longitudinally to reduce its cross-sectional shape in order to enable the decorative elements (preferably of tubular shape) to be slid onto the first core element. The ends of the second core element are configured to receive connecting pins for connecting a clasp to the bracelet segment, and connecting the bracelet segment to a wristwatch casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Junghans Uhren GmbH
    Inventors: Scott Lauffer, Pieter Kuschel
  • Patent number: 5627607
    Abstract: In a pair of spectacles comprising a spectacle frame and side-pieces laterally articulated to the frame, it is provided that a recess having a cover that is transparent at least outwardly is provided on the frame and/or at least one side-piece, movable decoration elements being disposed in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Alpina International Sport, + Optik-Vertriebs-GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Grau
  • Patent number: 5586374
    Abstract: A base portion 122 in a hook 12 having an arc-shaped portion 121 is pivotally secured to a main body 11 by a pivot pin 15. A tip end 124 of the arc-shaped portion 121 projected outward from the main body 11 is mated with and disengaged from a mating end 13 of the main body 11. The hook 12 is urged by means of a spring 14 so that the tip end 124 is naturally mated with the mating end 13. For the attachment, the main body 11 is pinched with fingers of one hand, while the arc-shaped portion 121 is pivoted against the bias action of the spring 14 with the same hand so that the tip end 124 is separated from the mating end 13. Then, the arc-shaped portion 121 latches, from its tip end 124, the chain's end 21 pinched with the other hand. For the detachment, the end 21 is pulled so that the tip end 124 is moved outward with respect to the center of the arc-shaped area surrounded by the hook 12. Further, the end of the chain 41 is pulled so as to reach the tip end 124, thereby the end of the chain 41 is detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Shoichi Nishida
  • Patent number: 5584195
    Abstract: A wrist writing instrument which can be conveniently carried on a wrist like a bracelet and writes as a regular pen, comprises two major parts: First, a partially reinforced flexible barrel or a partially sectionalized barrel (34), with a plurality of rigid tubular sections and a continuous reinforcing member on which the sections are serially connected and reinforced along one side of the barrel. The reinforcing member is a structure or of a material which is flexible laterally but substantially rigid under longitudinal stretch. The above barrel can only be bent towards the reinforced side, the flexible side, and can not be bent towards the other three sides, the stiff sides. Second, a stiffening means (44) which structurally has at least one bendable side and at least one non-bendable side, is inserted into and pivotally mounted in the barrel (34) for a releasable stiffening of the wrist writing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Si-Jiu Liu
  • Patent number: 5582037
    Abstract: An adaptor enables a pierced earring of the type having an ornament and a metallic post to be converted into a pierced earring assembly having a hypoallergenic plastic post. The adaptor consists of a body having a longitudinal bore which is adapted for receiving the earring's metallic post, and a plastic post extending outwardly from the body. For assembly of the earring and adaptor, the metallic post of the earring is bent downwardly and slidably inserted into the bore. A small notch is provided at the upper edge of the body for receiving a rearwardly extending portion of the metallic post when the downwardly extending portion of the post is fully inserted into the bore. The notch is effective for preventing the earring from rotating when assembled with the adaptor. The plastic post extends rearwardly from the body portion and it is adapted for insertion through the pierced ear lobe of a wearer so that the pierced earring assembly may be worn in a conventional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Joseph DiDomenico
  • Patent number: 5580154
    Abstract: A glove apparatus including a glove member having an outer surface covering material, such as a pliable plastic, treated with an illuminative substance having phosphorescence, fluorescent, or both, illuminative properties. The glove apparatus includes a light circuit system integrally packaged with the glove member. The light may be selectively energized and may be directionally controlled by the user of the apparatus to illuminate an object. The light is contained within a ring-like light housing member which is preferably mounted on a finger section of the glove member. As a child glove toy item, the outer glove surface covering material is decorated to ornately represent a fictional cartoon hero character. Variations of the apparatus include a light filter adapted with a screen shaped in the form of the cartoon character to effect projecting an image of the cartoon character upon a child energizing the light circuit system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventors: James D. Coulter, Jovee Coulter
  • Patent number: 5568950
    Abstract: A knot tying device includes a base adapted for attaching firmly to a human hand by sliding over at least one finger; and a cantilever supported by the base and protruding away from the palm of the hand, the cant/lever having a U-shaped cross section, the cantilever having a proximal region closest to the base and a distal region, the proximal region having two ears defining generally parallel planes extending outwardly therefrom, each of the ears terminating in a distal retaining edge for retaining a loop of balloon material, the cantilever defining inside the U-shape an axially oriented recess at least 5/8 inch wide, the recess extending from the proximal region and between the ears to the distal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: H & M Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald R. Herren
  • Patent number: 5567037
    Abstract: An illumination device for enhancing the structural and aesthetic appearance of associated articles or substrates and to provide operative coaction with conductive current paths made from conductive paints, inks and the like compositions on such articles and substrates is disclosed. The illumination device comprises an LED having leads, the LED and at least one portion of the leads are encapsulated within a substantially nonconductive relatively transparent or translucent housing. At least a second portion of the leads of the LED extend outside of the housing and are arranged substantially flush along an exterior surface of the housing so that when the housing is connected by suitable connectors to the associated article or substrate, electrical communication with an external power source can be established for operating and actuating the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Ferber Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Andrew R. Ferber