Having Direct Body Attachment Patents (Class 63/12)
  • Patent number: 11564464
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular earring assembly including two or more separate earring components that may be connected together in a variety of different ways to provide different earring presentations to the user or be separately used. The modular earring assembly allows a user to pick and match two or more earring components in the assembly to a desired presentation or to use any one component of the modular earring assembly alone. The modular earring assembly provides a way to manage the demand for multiple earring presentations. This disclosure allows woman and men to have more earring choices anywhere anytime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Christina Senia
  • Patent number: 11457702
    Abstract: An earring post construction that includes an elongated earring post and a cup that is for the support of a decorative piece. The elongated earring post and cup are integrally formed in a single piece construction so as to eliminate the use of any attachment means between the elongated earring post and the cup; in combination with a securing stud that engages with the elongated earring post, and wherein there is provided an elongated passage in the elongated earring post so as to minimize the amount of precious metal used in constructing at least the elongated earring post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 11371108
    Abstract: The disclosure provides Fe—Cr—Ni—Mo—P—C—B metallic glass-forming alloys and metallic glasses that have a high glass forming ability along with a high thermal stability of the supercooled liquid against crystallization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GlassiMetal Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Na, Kyung-Hee Han, Marios D. Demetriou, William L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11206902
    Abstract: An earring set consisting of a primary and a secondary main body. One end of the primary main body can rotate towards the secondary main body. The other end (of the primary main body) has a fixed ear support, while one end of the secondary main body has a fixed vertical ear pin. The pin can go through the ear support and lock up into a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Surana Brothers IP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Girshkumar Hirachand Surana
  • Patent number: 11183615
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a mounting board; and a semiconductor element disposed on the mounting board via metal bumps, wherein the semiconductor element includes a semiconductor stacked structure and first electrodes, the mounting board includes second electrodes, the metal bumps include a first layer in contact with the first electrodes of the semiconductor element and a second layer located on a side opposite to the first electrodes, an average crystal grain size of crystals included in the first layer is larger than an average crystal grain size of crystals included in the second layer, and the second layer is spaced apart from the first electrodes of the semiconductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION JAPAN
    Inventors: Masanori Hiroki, Shigeo Hayashi, Kenji Nakashima, Toshiya Fukuhisa, Keimei Masamoto, Atsushi Yamada
  • Patent number: 11116293
    Abstract: Closure devices for simply and securely fastening items of jewelry, such as hoop earrings and bracelets, to a body of a wearer are described. The closure device includes a post element and a latch. The post element is movably connected to a hinge, wherein the hinge is attached to a first end of an item of jewelry. The latch includes a first and second side wires, which are joined at a closed end to form a loop. The latch is attached to a second end of the item of jewelry. A width of the loop is less than a width of the post element. The closure device secures the item of jewelry to a person by removably but securely connecting between the first and second ends of the item of jewelry by fastening the post element between the first side wire and second side wire of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: J.K. Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Karman
  • Patent number: 10537158
    Abstract: A support device for transferring at least part of the weight of an earring from an earlobe to a part of the ear that comprises cartilage, the device comprising a first portion (P1?) capable of being attached to the earlobe and a second portion (P2?) protruding from the first portion and capable of, when the first portion is attached to the earlobe, extending from the earlobe to attach to the part of the ear comprising cartilage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Georgie Mark Reginald Swan
  • Patent number: 10066069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to decorative coatings for plastic substrates, the decorative coatings ideally being stable and durable coatings that are spectrally tunable to permit the selection of a variety of appearances, and ideally providing a decorative metal finish. More particularly the present invention provides for a plastic substrate having a decorative coating including a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system. The spectrally controlling system includes alternating absorbing layers and transparent layers, and the stress controlling system controls the overall residual stress of the decorative coating to within a desired range. Further provided are methods for applying to a plastic substrate a decorative coating having a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: SMR PATENTS S.A.R.L., THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Inventors: Colin James Hall, Drew Raymond Evans, Simon David Field, Dean Caruso
  • Patent number: 9955759
    Abstract: A method of protecting earrings or jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Bryan C. Crafton
  • Patent number: 9943145
    Abstract: An article of jewelry having a replaceable ornamental element has in combination a frame (2) provided with a central recess (3), an ornamental element (4) adapted to be received in the central recess (3), a first magnet (5) fixed to the bottom (6) of the ornamental element (4), and a second magnet (7) fixed inside the central recess (3) for removably assure the ornamental element (4) therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LINX SRL
    Inventors: Mauro Papais, Ingrid Guzman
  • Patent number: 9844248
    Abstract: A piercing accessory system, comprising: a platform; and a cover. The platform may comprise a cover coupling portion that may comprise a piercing receiving portion. The cover may comprise a platform coupling portion. The piercing receiving portion is preferably configured to connect to one or more piercing rods, such that the platform is attachable to a user that has one or more piercings; wherein the cover coupling portion and the platform coupling portion removeably couple together, such that the cover adorns the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Yong Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9764433
    Abstract: An earring for a pierced ear includes an ornamental member and an earring post. The earring post includes a base, a first prong and a second prong. The earring post is made of a deformable metal so that the first prong and the second prong can be bent to secure the earring in an ear without requiring detachable pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Stephanie Giorlando
  • Patent number: 9706817
    Abstract: A decorative floral jewelry device is shown. The device allows the user to change out the beaded center portion of the floral jewelry and also provides at least one rod with platform that affixes to the back of the floral element such that the floral element does not sag thereby deterring from the look of the jewelry. An alternative embodiment shows a jewelry device that has a rod with platform and loop but uses a hook with loop and retention device and clip to fasten a decorative element to help maintain the upright position of the decorative element. This embodiment can also have a second rod and platform with a loop on which can be mounted decorative elements. Where the loop of the hook, retention device and second rod are all interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Karla Darlene Dumas
  • Patent number: 9591900
    Abstract: A jewelry item has a closure that uses shape memory to provide two stable positions. For example, an earring has a setting and a pin, and the closure closes the pin over the ear. The closure consists of a leaf spring extending outwardly in a first loop part from a first location on the setting and looping back in a second loop part to a second location adjacent the first location on the setting. The loop parts each have shape memory and are set with different remembered shapes. The two different remembered shapes work against each other to flip the closure between two stable positions, a first position in which the closure connects to the pin to close the earring and a second position in which the closure is spaced away from the pin to open the earring. The design is particularly suitable for a huggie style earring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Grand Rainbow International Limited
    Inventor: Khanh Tan Huynh
  • Patent number: 9402449
    Abstract: Provided is a fastener for an angle-adjustable earring. The fastener includes: a housing has a hollow box shape with an open front end; a latch member received in the housing; a pin member fixed to the latch member and inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the latch member; a control member having a protrusion that controls a position of the latch member that is locked; an elastic member that elastically supports the control member; and a cap member having a slide hole, the cap member being attached to the open front end of the housing in a state in which the elastic member, control member, and latch member are installed in the housing, in which the pin member extends from the latch member to the outside of the housing through the slide hole so that an angle of the pin member is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Rex Diamond Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won Ku Kim
  • Patent number: 9226552
    Abstract: A pierced earring back has a bottom open portion bounded by a bottom support bar and a finger entry mechanism to allow jump rings attached to dangles to be connected to the earring back to enhance the appearance of the earring backs. The earring back is formed of a substantially inverted egg shape with a substantially planar upper portion while the bottom support bar comprises a bent structure at its free end assisting in the placing and removing of the decorative element therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Richline Group
    Inventors: Mossig H. Makhoulian, Ralph S. Rossini
  • Patent number: 9034488
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to jewelry articles comprising a substrate and a metallic, external coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Frederick Goldman, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig
  • Publication number: 20150121957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nail ornament having a base substrate and a plurality of three-dimensional ornaments attached to the base substrate in that the lower surface of the base substrate is configured to substantially conform to a nail and the plurality of ornaments are embedded in the upper surface of the base substrate. Recesses are formed in the upper surface of the base substrate and the plurality of three-dimensional ornaments fits into the recesses. The lower surface of the base substrate is curved such that the lower surface substantially conforms to a contour of a nail when placed in contact with the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Brandon LEE
  • Patent number: 9021834
    Abstract: Flexible retaining structures for body jewelry and method for their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kaos Software, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Jarrell, Steve A. Haworth
  • Patent number: 9003830
    Abstract: A plug earring having a main body. The main body having a front surface, an ear contact peripheral surface, and a friction element. The ear contact peripheral surface is adjacent the front surface. An opening in the front surface providing communication to the friction element for receiving the post of another earring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jamie Lynne Colella
  • Patent number: 8991210
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a stud, a first magnet, a retaining portion, and a second magnet. The stud may be configured to have a diameter to pass through an earlobe. The first magnet may (i) be connected near a first end of the stud and (ii) have a first polarity. The retaining portion may (i) be connected to a middle portion of the stud and (ii) be configured to secure the earlobe to the first magnet. The second magnet may (i) be connected near a second end of the stud and (ii) have a similar polarity to said first polarity. The similar polarity may be configured to oppose the first polarity to allow the second magnet to spin in relation to an axis of the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Cary Stewart, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150075219
    Abstract: A jewelry item has a ring part pivotally attached to a closure at one end. The closure spans the continuity of the ring from an end of the ring part and comprises a ring continuation arm extending in continuity of the ring and pivotally attached to and of the ring part at a pivoted connection. The closure further comprises a bias arm extending along with the ring continuation arm along said ring continuity. The bias arm comprises a spring part and a lever part pivotally attached to each other. A connection between said lever part and the ring part is rigid, so that as the ring part is opened, said lever part is configured to rotate inwardly towards an interior of said item. The spring part has a natural shape of smaller circumference than the ring part so that once a certain extent is reached, the spring part pulls the lever part towards the spring part in order to allow the spring part to attain its smaller diameter and thus establish a stable open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Grand Rainbow International Limited
    Inventor: Khanh Tan Huynh
  • Patent number: 8955355
    Abstract: A decorative floral jewelry device is shown. The device allows the user to change out the beaded center portion of the floral jewelry and also provides at least one rod with platform that affixes to the back of the floral element such that the floral element does not sag thereby deterring from the look of the jewelry. An alternative embodiment shows a jewelry device that has a rod with platform and loop but uses a hook with loop a retention device and clip to fasten a decorative element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Karla Darlene Dumas
  • Publication number: 20150027167
    Abstract: A jewelry item has a closure that uses shape memory to provide two stable positions. For example, an earring has a setting and a pin, and the closure closes the pin over the ear. The closure consists of a leaf spring extending outwardly in a first loop part from a first location on the setting and looping back in a second loop part to a second location adjacent the first location on the setting. The loop parts each have shape memory and are set with different remembered shapes. The two different remembered shapes work against each other to flip the closure between two stable positions, a first position in which the closure connects to the pin to close the earring and a second position in which the closure is spaced away from the pin to open the earring. The design is particularly suitable for a huggie style earring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Khanh Tan HUYNH
  • Publication number: 20150020543
    Abstract: A jewelry article having an elongated strand with a first section and a second section, a small-hole bead assembly, and a small-hole bead. The small-hole bead assembly includes a first mount, a second mount and a connecting bar. The small-hole bead assembly being positioned on the elongated strand between the first section and the second section with the small-hole bead being positioned on the connecting bar between the first mount and the second mount of the small-hole bead assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: J.K. JEWELRY, INC.
    Inventor: John Kaupp
  • Publication number: 20150013381
    Abstract: A backing for a jewelry article includes an outer casing surrounding a chamber storing a disinfectant. Aligned apertures are formed in opposing walls of the backing for allowing passage of a mounting post therethrough. Sealing membranes are retained proximate the apertures to prevent disinfectant from leaking out of the chamber, while permitting the post to be passed therethrough. An absorbent material is housed within the chamber of the outer casing for absorbing the disinfectant disposed within the chamber while permitting the post to pass through such absorbent material. The post is passed into a first aperture, through the chamber, and out of a second aperture for bringing the disinfectant in contact with a majority of the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Shannon K. Duffy
  • Patent number: 8927107
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a coated jewelry article or a coated component of a jewelry article, comprising a jewelry article or a component of a jewelry article, a first metallic coating, and a second metallic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Frederick Goldman, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig
  • Patent number: 8910496
    Abstract: Described is an interchangeable earring kit, an interchangeable necklace kit, a combination interchangeable earring and necklace kit and a system of add-on decorative elements for all of the kits. These kits can be used to create a jewelry wardrobe from interchangeable parts. The kits exist as single or combination systems for do-it-yourself jewelry design wear. The kits are contained in compartmentalized boxes to allow for separation of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Lisa Monahan Metal Works
    Inventor: Lisa J. Monahan
  • Publication number: 20140345322
    Abstract: A multi- piece jewelry is disclosed where the jewelry is formed of interlockable and interchangeable circular elements. The multi-piece jewelry of this disclosure allows the user to easily assemble the elements of the jewelry in various designs without any tools. A kit comprising the elements is also disclosed to combine the elements in different ways to form a number of different designs. The jewelry of this invention may be a bracelet or ring. The kit may also comprise pendants, earrings, hair accessories or other jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ashot Logian, Arthur Sargsyan
  • Publication number: 20140345321
    Abstract: An article of jewelry for wearing on the body may comprise a sintered polycrystalline diamond compact with substantially no metal catalyst. As many of the metal catalysts commonly used in the art are known to cause skin irritation, such a sintered compact with substantially no metal catalyst may be more biocompatible than previously known. A method for forming such a biocompatible sintered polycrystalline diamond compact comprises mixing diamond powder and metal catalyst powder into a mixture and sintering the mixture under elevated temperature and pressure conditions to form a sintered compact. The sintered compact may then be leached in an acid or other solution to substantially remove the metal catalyst from the sintered compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald B. Crockett, Neil Cannon
  • Patent number: 8887526
    Abstract: The present invention describes an earring support device for relieving the tension caused by having large earrings hanging from a piercing for an extended amount of time. The support device has a set of clam-shell shaped earlobe guards that are hinged together and clipped onto an earlobe. The earring support device further has apertures that correspond with that of the ear piercing, wherein when the pin of the earring is placed through the earring support device apertures, the earring support device functions to distribute the forces applied by the earring more evenly through the earlobe. The clam-shelled halves of the earring support device cover an area from the piercing to the bottom of the earlobe, and thus further serves to mask the effects of prior extended wearing of heavy jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Angela Maria Wilmer
  • Patent number: 8881550
    Abstract: A jewelry item has a closure that uses shape memory to provide two stable positions. For example, an earring has a setting and a pin, and the closure closes the pin over the ear. The closure consists of a leaf spring extending outwardly in a first loop part from a first location on the setting and looping back in a second loop part to a second location adjacent the first location on the setting. The loop parts each have shape memory and are set with different remembered shapes. The two different remembered shapes work against each other to flip the closure between two stable positions, a first position in which the closure connects to the pin to close the earring and a second position in which the closure is spaced away from the pin to open the earring. The design is particularly suitable for a huggie style earring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Grand Rainbow International Limited
    Inventor: Khanh Tan Huynh
  • Publication number: 20140298860
    Abstract: A convertible earring construction comprising a Euro-wire leverback configuration that incorporates a clutch element, is securable on a pierced earlobe, and when combined with a separate pierced earring that is a post style, and of conventional construction which can be received into the clutch element of the convertible earring, enables the post style earrings to be selectively attached and/or removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Sondra Sue Westenburg
  • Patent number: 8850674
    Abstract: A novel pierced earring for pierced ears which includes a rear plate attached to the pin, the rear plate forming the nut and having a peripheral shape approximating that of the rear portion of the lobe of the ear to provide substantial bearing surface against the rear of the lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Richline Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Schechter, Mossig Makhoulian
  • Patent number: 8833103
    Abstract: Earring having a body, a pin provided at one end of the body and formed with a locking groove, an accessory body provided at the other end to be locked with the locking groove, a handle and a spring. The spring is to be mounted in the lower portion of the accessory body, and the handle is configured to be fitted within the accessory body such that the spring presses at a first end against the inside of the handle and at a second end against the inside of the accessory body. The accessory body maintains an opening for receiving the pin and is formed with an insert groove within the opening into which the pin is inserted, which is elastically locked with the locking groove of the pin by a spring. When the handle is pressed the upper portion of the accessory body opens and the pin is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Kyung Hak Baik
  • Patent number: 8820117
    Abstract: An attachable ornament for use with short haired, short furred, or hairless animals. In one embodiment, the ornament includes an ornamental portion, a strip of first material having a first side attached to said ornamental portion and a second side having a fur safe adhesive coating thereon. It also includes a strip of second material substantially covering and removably adhered to the adhesive coating, wherein said second strip of material is removable without substantially degrading the effective tackiness of the fur safe adhesive coating. In another embodiment, the ornament includes an ornamental portion having a receptacle having a lip for for slidably receiving an insertable adhesive tab. In either embodiment the ornamental portion may optionally include various functional means such as dispenser of therapeutic scent, powder or ointment, or a portion that changes color when a pet is exposed to too much ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Sue-Ellen Fox, Richard Marc Ludwin
  • Patent number: 8794032
    Abstract: A jewelry set includes a first jewelry item having a band for encircling a chosen part of a wearer's body and a second jewelry item having an attachment area and a decorative hoop, the hoop having a shape such that it can encircle the same chosen part of the wearer's body as the band. The first jewelry item has a connector for accepting and supporting the attachment area so that the hoop is maintained generally concentric with the band. The first jewelry item can be worn on the wearer's body either with both the band and the hoop encircling the chosen body part, or without the second jewelry item being attached, such that the second jewelry item can be worn separately from the first jewelry item. The first and second jewelry items may be, for example, a finger ring and a hoop earring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Dana M. Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20140209116
    Abstract: A decorative element includes a base element configured as a support element with at least one of wire-formed and thread formed pins arranged thereon with at least one of ornamental elements, decorative elements and utility elements, wherein the support element comprises a multi-component formed element at least partially configured as at least one of a partial sphere and a partial rotational element that includes bore holes arranged over a circumference of the at least one of the sphere and the rotational element for receiving the pins, wherein one of the pins is inserted through a bore hole and fixed relative to the formed element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Seibt
  • Patent number: 8752402
    Abstract: A jewelry item includes an ornament, a coil with a plurality of turns, and a pad. The pad includes a central bore configured for receiving the helical coil. A compressive force between adjacent turns of the helical coil couples the jewelry item to a body part. The jewelry item can be an earring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Laura Pfaff
  • Publication number: 20140150496
    Abstract: A multi-use jewelry device is disclosed that provides users with versatile jewelry, including rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, etc. The multi-use jewelry device comprises at least two finger rings and at least one jump ring that links the at least two finger rings together in series. The multi-use jewelry device can be folded up into a single overall ring configuration. A user would fold the finger rings upon each other, to form a stack. The multi-use jewelry device can then be unfolded for use as a pendant, a bracelet, or an earring. For example, once the finger rings are unfolded to form a strand, a necklace chain can be removably secured to at least one finger ring to form a pendant. Further, multiple strands can be connected together to form a bracelet. Additionally, an ear hook clasp can be removably secured to one of the finger rings to form an earring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Briggs-Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20140116087
    Abstract: An earring for a pierced ear includes an ornamental member and an earring post. The earring post includes a base, a first prong and a second prong. The earring post is made of a deformable metal so that the first prong and the second prong can be bent to secure the earring in an ear without requiring detachable pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Stephanie GIORLANDO
  • Publication number: 20140102137
    Abstract: The present invention describes an earring support device for relieving the tension caused by having large earrings hanging from a piercing for an extended amount of time. The support device has a set of clam-shell shaped earlobe guards that are hinged together and clipped onto an earlobe. The earring support device further has apertures that correspond with that of the ear piercing, wherein when the pin of the earring is placed through the earring support device apertures, the earring support device functions to distribute the forces applied by the earring more evenly through the earlobe. The clam-shelled halves of the earring support device cover an area from the piercing to the bottom of the earlobe, and thus further serves to mask the effects of prior extended wearing of heavy jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Angela Maria Wilmer
  • Patent number: 8683826
    Abstract: An earring and method of using same to accessorize a wearer's appearance. A band is preferably detachably engageable with the earring body. The band may be colored to facilitate color coordination by a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan Casey Crafton
  • Publication number: 20140083134
    Abstract: Freestanding films which have a luxurious metallic feel are used decorate and make personal adornments luxurious.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Travis Ayers
  • Patent number: 8677781
    Abstract: A device and method is provided to enable the enlargement of a piercing to a desired diameter. The device includes a series of units with each unit consisting of a plug body, a front end cap and a rear end cap and each unit increasing in size compared to the previous unit in the series. Each unit is able to securely attach to the previous unit and enable it to push the previous unit out of the piercing as it is pushed into the piercing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Ilias Stoilas
  • Publication number: 20140053603
    Abstract: An article of jewelry with interchangeable ornaments has an elongated support or a strand that has a proximal end that is permanently affixed to a first ring cap and a distal end that is removably affixed to a second ring cap. The second cap has female threads that threadably engage/disengage with a male threaded plug defined on the distal end of the strand to facilitate slidable insertion/removal of ornaments and smart beads. The first ring cap includes a clasp that is attachable to a loop of the second ring cap to define a closed position of the article. The first and second ring caps may include magnets that magnetically attach to each other that define an inbuilt clasp for the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: John Kaupp
  • Publication number: 20140047866
    Abstract: A system and method for exhibiting granular material in an ornamental assembly. The sand represents a tangible embodiment of memories and emotional ties to a specific region. A transparent, flexible inner chamber holds the sand, and joins at two ends via a mating portion and a fastener. A similarly transparent, flexible outer portion encloses and contours to the shape of the inner chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: MARK VAUGHAN
  • Patent number: 8621887
    Abstract: An earring having a rod member passable through an ear-pierced hole of a wearer, a housing connected to the rod member, and a magnetic member positioned within the housing. The rod member is made of a high-quality non-allergenic material, and a low cost ornament can be attached thereto by the magnetic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Jessica S. Arlow
  • Publication number: 20130319044
    Abstract: Earring having a body, a pin provided at one end of the body and formed with a locking groove, an accessory body provided at the other end to be locked with the locking groove, a handle and a spring. The spring is to be mounted in the lower portion of the accessory body, and the handle is configured to be fitted within the accessory body such that the spring presses at a first end against the inside of the handle and at a second end against the inside of the accessory body. The accessory body maintains an opening for receiving the pin and is formed with an insert groove within the opening into which the pin is inserted, which is elastically locked with the locking groove of the pin by a spring. When the handle is pressed the upper portion of the accessory body opens and the pin is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kyung Hak Baik
  • Publication number: 20130319043
    Abstract: A jewelry adapter to be used as an earring or with a necklace is described herein. The jewelry adapters permit a person with pierced ears to wear large diameter earrings that are typically only capable of being worn by people with stretched ear holes. A jewelry adapter for use as an earring within a pierced hole of an ear includes an adapter body having an aperture, a post extending substantially perpendicularly outward from the adapter body, wherein the post is received within the pierced hole of the ear, a tunnel located within the aperture, and a large diameter earring located within the tunnel. A jewelry adapter for use with a necklace includes an adapter body including an aperture, a loop located behind the adapter body, wherein the loop receives the necklace within the loop, a tunnel located within the aperture, and a large diameter earring located within the tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: THOMAS FAMILY LLC
    Inventor: Mark L. Thomas