Ornamental Pin Patents (Class 63/20)
  • Patent number: 11304488
    Abstract: A handle fastener for a personal bag having two or more handles includes a body having a top and a bottom, a first arm and a second arm, and a ring. The first arm is coupled to the bottom of the body and pivotally coupled to the second arm to selectively grasp one or both of the handles of the personal bag for coupling the handles together. The ring is slidably coupled to the second arm and configured to selectively attach to the personal bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Megalini LLC
    Inventor: Anastasia Savoulidis
  • Patent number: 10806240
    Abstract: Provided is a boutonniere attachment device for attaching a decoration to an article of clothing. The boutonniere attachment includes a shaft having first and second ends, a first fastener attached to the shaft proximate the first end, the first fastener including a flange portion attached to the shaft and a removable attachment, and a second fastener attached to the shaft proximate the second end, the second fastener including a flange portion attached to the shaft and a removable attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Elizabeth C. Martinez
  • Patent number: 10750832
    Abstract: The invention relates to a setting system (1) for a timepiece or piece of jewelry (6). Said system includes: —a setting mounting (3);—a precious stone (2) mounted in or on the setting mounting (3); and—a resilient element (5) attached to the setting mounting (3) so as to flexibly connect the setting mounting (3) to said piece (6). The resilient element (5) has a stiffness between 1.2×10?5 N/m and 1.4 N/m×10+1, and the combined mass of the setting mounting (3) and the precious stone (2) is between 3×10?4 g and 4×10?1 g such that the setting mounting (3) can be oscillated and maintained by movements of the wearer of the piece (6). And when oscillating, the setting mounting (3) oscillates according to an axial and/or radial movement relative to an axis (15) of symmetry at an oscillation frequency between 1 Hz and 30 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cartier International AG
    Inventors: Gabriel Chevallier, Romain Moyse
  • Patent number: 10470531
    Abstract: Charms for headgear having a charm, at least one post retainer assembly having a base and a convex structure, and securing means having at least one post assembly to secure the charm onto a headgear. The charm receives the at least one post retainer assembly, and the at least one post retainer assembly receives respective post assembly. The charm has an exterior face and an interior face. The interior face has at least one hole. The convex structure extends from the base and has an opening. The base is inserted into the at least one hole and remains secured therein, and the convex structure is exposed at the hole. The at least one post assembly removably mounts into the at least one post retainer assembly. The charm has a variety of shapes, whereby the exterior face defines a plurality of designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Francisco Yanes
  • Patent number: 10143243
    Abstract: A rapid easy to use detachable emblem and method for designating a member of a sports team. The emblem is inscribed with an alpha numeric character that designates the position of the member of the sports team, a backing for retaining the emblem to a garment; and a mechanical closure for interlocking the emblem with the garment and the backing. The method is comprised of placing the emblem against an outer surface of the garment, placing the backing against an inner surface of the garment opposite the emblem and interlocking the emblem with the garment and backing by engaging the members of a two-part mechanical closure. In a second embodiment, multiple mechanical closures are used for attaching the emblem to the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Albert Bardy
  • Patent number: 9295347
    Abstract: A hinge clip comprises a mounting member hingedly connected to a support surface. A contact member is pivotally coupled to the support member and biased towards a closed position. An object can be retained between the support member and the contact member. The hinge clip allows album covers or other artworks to be used as doors of openings, or to be displayed on walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Geoffrey D. C. Mackay
  • Patent number: 9155350
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the footwear comprises a sandal or a flip flop and the eyelet may be located anywhere on the footwear, for example on a strap. In some exemplary embodiments, an embellishment extends over one or more straps of the footwear without being coupled at the eyelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tizzi, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Chapin, Dana Chapin
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140318181
    Abstract: Jewelry/ornamental pieces adapted for use on clothing and fabric applications. An ornamental piece used to accessorize existing clothing and/or fabrics to enhance in a decorative manor as one would accessorize and decorate ones ears and body with jewelry, allowing change and variety because of its non-permanent application. This jewelry/decorative clothing items are transferable as standard jewelry is to the body and can be easily removed and transferred without harm to the buttons or clothing. This application is made to slide through existing standard button holes and can additionally be used with no button holes. The original buttons remain unchanged and if no decoration is wanted they can be used in their original function, however they can easily be accessorized to customize/accessorize an outfit. This application is not limited to clothing items (shirts, pants, jackets, scarfs, etc.) but can be used on any fabric based item wanted a non-permanent decorative look.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Debora Malvar
  • Publication number: 20140212856
    Abstract: A necklace that contains a gear assembly within a housing where gears of the gear assembly are rotated by a driving component. The driving component is a necklace chain where the chain, for example is a ball chain or a box chain that passes through openings in a housing wall and is configured to physically rotate gears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Kinekt Design, LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Liberman, Julie Liberman, Lucas Taylor
  • 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: 8713965
    Abstract: An attachment for an article of jewelry called a brooch enabling the brooch to be worn as a pendant. The attachment comprises a body, a head, and a tail. The body contains one or multiple pin holes into which the pin stem of the brooch is inserted. The head extends upward from the body and contains the necklace hole. The tail, which flexes upon closure of the pin stem, extends downward from the body and covers the back of the brooch below the pin stem. When engaged on the back of a brooch, the attachment will bear on the back of the brooch above and below the pin stem and prevent rotation of the attachment about the pin stem. The body encloses the pin stem and prevents the pin stem from contacting the wearer, protecting the wearer from injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: David Allen Tillery
  • Publication number: 20130067954
    Abstract: A interchangeable attachment piece pendant which may be decorated with ornamentation and used in conjunction with fabric, scarves, rope, string, cord, rubber tubing, chain or any equivalent material to create a plurality of stylish looks such as draping necklaces, choker necklaces, belts, capes, hair ornamentation and any such equivalent use. Interchangeable Scarf Pendant Accessory is comprised of the interchangeable attachment piece pendants with openings to insert scarf, fabric, rope, string, cord, rubber tubing, chain or any equivalent material and drilled holes in which to attach permanent or detachable ornamentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Meeka Ann Cook
  • Patent number: 8336239
    Abstract: The field of the present invention relates to an identification assembly, and in particular, to a clasp device for securing to an identification wristband, and to a wristband and clasp assembly. In one embodiment, a identification assembly for a patient includes a band with first and second opposite ends and first and second opposite edges and a width measured between the first and second edges. The identification assembly also includes a clasp secured to the band. The clasp has a first section having an inside surface and an outside surface; a second section having an inside surface and an outside surface, the inside surface of the second section facing the inside surface of the first section; and a protrusion extending from one of the first or the second section to engage the other of the first or the second section to secure the first and second sections together in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: St. John Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McDermott, Adam Preisach, Andrew Bishop, Tracey Carpentier, Karen Joseph
  • Publication number: 20120134244
    Abstract: A jewelry assembly comprising an upper case cover having at least one indentation on an inner surface and a notch on a lower outside surface; a lower case for housing a main jewelry body, the lower case comprising at least one uniball system including an inner spring and spherical ball that protrudes from the lower case; wherein the upper case is releaseably securable to the lower case by aligning the at least one indentation to the at least one uniball and applying a downward pressure to the upper case; and wherein the upper case is releasable from the lower case by applying an upward pressure at the notch of the upper case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Crown International Properties Establishment
    Inventor: Enrico Margaritelli
  • Patent number: 8166689
    Abstract: An ornamental enclosure for the display of a decorative pin. The ornament may be hung or stood on a flat surface. The enclosure has an opening in the front for viewing the interior which is a cavity for the reception of a puncturable, resilient and removable insert with a central portion made of a material for the piercing through of the post(s) portion of a decorative pin and defining a mounting surface for a decorative pin. The removable insert is placed in the enclosure producing a background for the decorative pin. Once inside the enclosure, the resilient insert assumes a shape conforming to a portion of the interior of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Julie Lyn Emshoff
  • Patent number: 8127404
    Abstract: The present invention provides a jewellery ornament device for decorating the upper torso region of a user, comprising a clip, and a support for a decoration, the support being detachable from the clip, the clip comprising: a first plate connected to a second plate, the plates being adapted to grip between them a portion of a garment worn by a user, such that when a portion of a garment worn by a user lies substantially flat against the user's body, and the portion of garment is gripped between the second and first plates, the plates limit the movement of the clip about the plane of the portion of the garment, thereby retaining the dip substantially in line with the portion of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Renata Matassa
  • Patent number: 8047019
    Abstract: An attachment for a brooch enabling said brooch to be suspended by a necklace as a pendant. The attachment comprises a body, a head, and a tail. The body contains multiple pin holes one of which encases the pin of the brooch. After the width is adjusted, said body lies adjacent to the hinge and the locking device of the pin. The proximity of said body to said devices as well as said body's thickness prevents said devices from contacting the wearer. The head, which houses the necklace hole, is of sufficient thickness that it creates a protective space between any sharp projections on the back of said brooch and the wearer above the pin. The tail, after adjustment, covers sharp projections below the pin. The attachment will protect the wearer from injury, make the brooch comfortable to wear, and display the brooch in a cosmetic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: David Allen Tillery
  • Publication number: 20110252829
    Abstract: An article of jewelry according to one embodiment includes a base structure that has a hollow channel formed therein and has a plurality of prongs that extend outwardly therefrom. The jewelry article has a gemstone arrangement securely attached to and held in place relative to the base structure. The gemstone arrangement includes a first gemstone that is supported from below by walls of the hollow channel and concurrently supported from the top by a plurality of second gemstones such that a portion of each second gemstone at least partially overlaps the first gemstone. Each of the overlying second gemstones directly engages and is held in place by the prongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Ajay Javeri
  • 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: 20110079046
    Abstract: A pin assembly, a pin assembly for an article of clothing, and a pin assembly for a headwear article. The pin assembly may include a pin, a crown, and an adornment. The pin may include a post and the post may include a threaded portion. The crown may receive the threaded portion of the post. The adornment may releasably couple to the crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Cipora ROSENBERG, Shaindy Braun
  • Patent number: 7779518
    Abstract: A clasp apparatus to releaseably hold an ornamental object. That ornamental object may have a spherical shape or an irregular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: William Skiles
  • Publication number: 20100154472
    Abstract: Brassieres having removable display apparatus are disclosed. The display apparatus is securable around a band between the cups of a brassiere. The display apparatus may have a cincture to secure the relative position of the body of the display apparatus and the band of the brassiere. The methods disclosed include securing a display apparatus to brassiere and displaying a message or image on a display device of the display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Mary Kay Unitan
  • Patent number: 7721570
    Abstract: An ornamental device comprising a primary rigid plate with a space between the primary rigid plate and the surface of an object such as an article of clothing or cap, the space providing a receptacle to releasably hold a secondary rigid ball marker either frictionally or magnetically held, the device further being able to accommodate a secondary ball marker on top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Lonnie L. Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20100107690
    Abstract: A jewelry pin having an ornamental design portion with a height dimension and a width dimension defining a plane and an arcuate semi-circular loop extending between opposite sides of the height dimension that defines a plane essentially perpendicular to the plane of the ornamental design portion of the pin, wherein the loop defines an aperture for securely receiving an eyeglass post in the folded position of a pair of glasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Nancy Harigan Purvis, Kenneth L. Purvis
  • Patent number: 7707722
    Abstract: A novel technique for setting a multiplicity of precious stones such as diamonds into a unique setting to enhance the beauty and presentation of the multiplicity of set stones, with the technique including setting a center stone into a socket and having it held by a multiplicity of prongs, an outer series of small stones wherein each outer stone is respectively placed in a socket and is held in most designs by a pair of the same prongs which hold the center stone and is also held by a lower groove in the interior facing surface of the outer wall, and an intermediate series of stones which are placed in a respective socket and are held by a pair of the prongs which also retain the center stone and in most designs all of the smaller stones and are also retained by a groove in the interior facing surface of the outer wall, the intermediate series of stones also serving to retain the small series of stones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Fine Jewellery (India) Ltd.
    Inventor: Premkumar L. Kothari
  • Publication number: 20090260395
    Abstract: The Pocket Square Brooch is an article of jewelry comprised of precious metal containing an overlapped display of triangular leafs fashioned to replicate the image of an artistically folded cloth handkerchief. The brooch is designed to be positioned and fastened above the external breast pocket of a suit jacket simulating an elevated view. A scatter pin and clutch fastener is installed onto the rear side of the embodiment which enables the ornament to be fastened directly to fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Lorenzo Jacob Coleman
  • Publication number: 20090205369
    Abstract: A silver-palladium alloy formulated to provide an alloy with a whiter color and superior casting and fabrication properties as compared to nickel-based white gold and also to impart to an article of jewelry or the like favorable properties afforded by white gold. The alloy generally includes silver and palladium, with silver being the predominant component. In some embodiments, the alloy contains about 75%-85% silver and about 5%-15% palladium by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Charles Bennett
  • Patent number: 7530237
    Abstract: In one embodiment an earring includes a stem including a sharp end, external threads at the opposite end, a flange proximate the external threads, and a neck interconnecting the external threads and the flange; and a decorative member including a threaded axial opening adapted to urge its mouth against the flange by threadedly securing to the external threads. In another embodiment, the decorative member is a two-piece member. The decorative element can be implemented as one of a plurality of different shapes. Moreover, the stem can be sterilized effectively by detaching from the decorative element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Lung Hsing Lei
  • Patent number: 7461452
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel technique for setting a multiplicity of precious stones such as diamonds into a unique setting to enhance the beauty and presentation of the multiplicity of set stones, with the technique including setting a center stone held by small prongs, an outer series of stones wherein each outer stone is held by a pair of large prongs, and an intermediate series of stones held by the larger outer prongs which hold the small stones so that the intermediate stones partially cover the center stone and outer series of stones in a manner which conceals the way the outer stones are held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Fine Jewellery (India) Ltd.
    Inventor: Premkumar L. Kothari
  • Publication number: 20080263916
    Abstract: A button insert for a button has at least one base portion, at least one linking segment and at least one extension portion. In some embodiments, at least one of the extension portion(s) of the button insert is engaged to an extension portion of at least one other button insert. Thus, the button insert allows a plurality of buttons to be engaged to one another to form a necklace, bracelet, belt, earring, or an ornament for a tree, a backpack or a cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: John Frederic Wik
  • Patent number: 7374307
    Abstract: A article of manufacture that includes a luminous medallion. A conductor having a coating of non-conductive material is formed into a loop having two discontinuities. A clasp that houses a removable battery is fixed within the first discontinuity and a bead having an internally embedded LED is located within the second discontinuity. Electrical connections are made to electrodes located within the clasp by interior electrical conductors exposed at the stripped ends of the coated conductors that define one discontinuity. The conductors are fixed in electrical contact with the LED at the other discontinuity at the stripped ends of the coated conductor in the region of the second discontinuity. A membrane with an interior surface and an exterior surface, with the exterior surface adapted to receive the medallion secured thereto, and the interior surface adapted to receive elements of the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Firejewel-NY, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Kamara, Heather Dadmanesh, Darunee Kamara
  • Publication number: 20080104995
    Abstract: A ring or other similar jewelry item includes a base, a plurality of platforms arranged on the base and a plurality of prongs, each prong being disposed on a platform. The prongs extend above the platforms and are arranged to form settings for precious or semi-precious stones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Jerome D. Butler
  • Patent number: 7316130
    Abstract: An ornament (1; 11; 21) for a jewellery system, which ornament (1; 11; 21) comprises a base portion (2; 22) that is provided with at least one notch (3; 23a, 23) for receiving an elongate element, and ornamental element (4; 14; 24a, 24b) that can be mounted on the base portion in such a manner that it extends across the notch and thus encloses the elongate element. The base portion (2; 22) and the ornamental element (4; 14; 24a, 24b) are configured such that the ornamental element (4; 14; 24a, 24b) can, in a releasable manner, be mounted on the base portion (2; 22) with any randomly selected orientation relative to the notch (3; 23a, 23b). Additionally, a jewellery system that comprises an elongate element and at least one ornament (1; 11; 21) as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Interlego AG
    Inventor: Kirsten Elisabeth Mørkenborg
  • Patent number: 7069678
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a badge where it is possible to select the attachment position of attachment means such as a detachable pin while confirming orientation of a representation attached to a badge body, and a badge manufacturing device that is lightweight and robust, and that can be operated even at an unstable location and in a small space. A badge 200 comprises a badge body 200a having a front cover 201, a sheet body 213 mounted on a front surface plate 202 of the front cover 201, and a rear cover 205 for engaging with the front cover 201 to sandwich a peripheral edge of the sheet body 213 between the rear cover peripheral edge 209 and the front cover peripheral edge 203, and mounting means 229, 237 for linking to the badge body 200a by selecting a direction to cross the rear surface plate 206 of the badge body 200a (X direction, Y direction or Z direction).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignees: Bandai Co., Ltd., Kikuchi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kaneko, Kaori Ojima, Kenetsu Kikuchi, Iwakichi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7070292
    Abstract: A article of manufacture that includes a luminous medallion. A conductor having a coating of non-conductive material is formed into a loop having two discontinuities. A clasp that houses a removable battery is fixed within the first discontinuity and a bead having an internally embedded LED is located within the second discontinuity. Electrical connections are made to electrodes located within the clasp by interior electrical conductors exposed at the stripped ends of the coated conductors that define one discontinuity. The conductors are fixed in electrical contact with the LED at the other discontinuity at the stripped ends of the coated conductor in the region of the second discontinuity. A membrane with an interior surface and an exterior surface, with the exterior surface adapted to receive the medallion secured thereto, and the interior surface adapted to receive elements of the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Firejewel, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Kamara, Heather Dadmanesh, Darunee Kamara
  • Patent number: 6869567
    Abstract: A new jewelry component alloy and articles of jewelry formed therefrom wherein the components and articles include precious metal alloys of platinum and cobalt that have magnetic properties and high hardnesses so that the various forms of fine jewelry that possess new and unusual visual and functional properties. When these alloys are formed into jewelry articles or components, the magnetic properties enable the components to either be attracted to or repelled by other components of different or like polarities. The jewelry designer is thus able to create pieces with levitating or suspended components, or to make magnetically connected components. The high hardness imparts exceptional durability to these components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Steven Kretchmer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6708524
    Abstract: An accessory coatable with nail polish such as a finger ring, a pendant head, a clip earring, an earring for a pierced ear, a bracelet and an anklet has at least one pattern surrounded by a circular line at a position which is outstanding when worn. The pattern is partitioned from a base by a gently-sloping concave boundary portion. The process of applying the nail polish onto the inside of the pattern and removing the nail polish is repeatable. This makes it possible to arrange on the accessory a pattern having a color identical to or consistent with that of nail polish applied onto nails such that color-coordinated personal adornment can be enjoyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Miki Corporation
    Inventor: Motonori Masubuchi
  • Patent number: 6311520
    Abstract: Ear jewelry, which allows wearers to utilize more than one ear pierce to attach the jewelry to the ear lobe, having a first ear pierce post and at least one moveably adjustable additional ear pierce post so that a wearer may place the posts in a desired position to accommodate the placement of their ear pierces. The present invention also provides for unique placement of jewelry on a wearer's ear by utilizing more than one ear pierce or by using a spring mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventor: Brenda S. Alfano
  • Patent number: 6263702
    Abstract: An ornamental accessory includes a face plate, a trigger plate, and a movable clamp plate. The face plate has a rear side provided with a plate groove with plate wings projecting from both sides of the plate groove. The trigger plate is pivotally connected to the plate wings and has an L-shaped rod neck with trigger pieces extending from an end portion. The movable clamp plate has a clamp body having a top portion with two inverted L-shaped plate hooks and is pivotally connected to the plate wings. Each plate hook has an inner portion forming a rod recess, with a stop boss projecting from one end. When the trigger plate is pulled, the rods advance along inner walls of the plate hooks into said rod recesses to move the clamp plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Tien Chung Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Tien Lo
  • Patent number: 6209351
    Abstract: An interchangeable jewelry accessory for accessorizing a setting-mounted gemstone includes an ornament support base having an ornament support section and a setting-engaging clip section projecting from the ornament support section. The ornament support section includes an ornament mount and at least one ornament mounted on the ornament mount. The setting-engaging clip section includes at least one projecting arm having a releasable securement device thereon, the releasable securement device operative to releasably secure the projecting arm on the gemstone setting such that the ornament support section is supported generally adjacent to the gemstone for accessorizing the gemstone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Christine L. Zeleny
  • Patent number: 6167725
    Abstract: A jewelry connection system utilizing an elastic bent stem having a narrow center section is inserted into a hollow tube such that binding of the stem ends in the tube creates an elastic releasable friction bond (binding) between the stem and tube pieces. A controlled amount of binding can be introduced by controlling the degree of non-colinearity between mating surfaces such that when using a high modulus material, such as Titanium, the use of this system for body piercing openings such as ear and nose rings is successful without reduced risk of loss of jewelry pieces due to vibration, because threaded connections in this arrangement are avoided. Configurations according to the invention can be used in a variety of tiny jewelry pieces as long as a stem can be inserted into a stem receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Neometal, Inc.
    Inventor: Tadeusz P. Siekierski
  • Patent number: 6157865
    Abstract: A process and system to fabricate jewelry or curios. A conventional drawing program is used to create, manipulate or input an image. The image is reversed or flipped to make a mirror view of the image. This mirror view of the desired image is then printed on heat shrinkable material base material which has been specially coated. The sheet of base material with the mirror image is then shrunk utilizing heat. A this point the image can be viewed by looking through the non printed side of base material. Viewing the image through the base material (which is possible because the image is reversed) has been found to create a much sharper image. The printed side of the resulting curio is coated with a transparent material in order to add water fastness and durability. Finally the printed side of the curio is coated with an opaque white coating. It has been found that applying this opaque coating dramatically increases the quality of the image when the curio is placed on a dark background material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: John Cromett
  • Patent number: 6086965
    Abstract: An improved award medal capable of being configured to include bright attractive colors and any number of unique and/or intricate designs. The award medal of the present invention is structured to be formed of a relatively soft material which includes a weight element so as to substantially duplicate the weight of a conventional metallic award medal. The improved award medal includes a main body preferably formed to have a generally flat, plate-like configuration and appearance, with a first outer surface, a second outer surface, and a surrounding peripheral sidewall. The main body will be formed of a substantially soft, resilient, rubber material and ideally, a rubberized polyvinyl chloride material. In order to provide structural integrity to the main body, a substantially heavy weight assembly is disposed within the improved award medal. Additionally, a variety of decorative indicia are positioned on at least one of the outer surfaces of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Inventors: Cinthia Waas-Russiyan, Nicholas Russiyan
  • Patent number: 6026658
    Abstract: A convertible jewelry article including a mounting wand and clip assembly releasably secured to an ornamental jewelry button. The mounting clip is releasably snap received with the back side of the jewelry button. The convertible jewelry article further includes a variety of different mounting wand and clip assemblies as well as a variety of differently styled ornamental jewelry buttons. The combination of different mounting wand and clip assemblies and different ornamental jewelry buttons provides the user with a wide range of different jewelry options. The mounting wand cooperates with a selected ornamental button to be worn on the person as an article of jewelry in a variety of different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Oombi, Inc.
    Inventor: Evelyn Weller
  • Patent number: 5992176
    Abstract: A jewelry item having a top member pivotally joined by a hinge to a lower base member used to retain a handbag's shoulder strap in place to the clothing of a user. The top and base members are curved lengthwise to resemble the natural curvature of a user's shoulder. A latch on the top can engage a mating member on the base member to lock the the top and base members together when closed. A fastener on the base can attach the jewelry item to the clothing of a user at their shoulder. Several different designs and materials are disclosed for the exposed upper surface of the top member to exhibit and resemble a fine piece of jewelry. This jewelry item may be worn along or used to retain the shoulder strap of a handbag to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Gina M. R. Arbogast
  • Patent number: 5921110
    Abstract: An interchangeable jewelry assembly is provided which includes at least one jewelry element having a first side and a second side that is adapted for attaching to other jewelry elements or to jewelry support devices. A post is pivotally mounted on the second side such that it has at least two predetermined positions, an extended position for insertion into a pierced body part or fabric, and a retracted position whereby the post is substantially parallel and adjacent to the second side. A catch device also is located on the second side for fastening the free end of the post to the second side when the post is in its retracted position. When the post is fastened to the catch device, a loop is formed which may be used to attach the jewelry element to other jewelry support devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Suzanne B. Middendorff
    Inventors: Suzanne B. Middendorff, Randal L. Vap
  • Patent number: 5894043
    Abstract: The invention thus comprises a hem holding device for the temporary shortening and raising of a hem line of an article of clothing by the wearer of that clothing. The device includes an elongated front panel having a first end, a second end, a front side and a rear side with a thin piercing pin extending off of the rear side of the front panel adjacent the first end thereof. A frame member has a proximal end extending off of the rear side of the front panel at the second end thereof, the frame member also having a distal end with a hinge thereon. A pivotable finger is attached to the hinge on the frame member, the finger having a first end in swingable engagement with the piercing pin, the finger also having a gripping surface defining a first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventor: Kathryn C. Sood