Watch Or Chain Attachment Patents (Class 63/21)
  • Patent number: 10702026
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clip for a bracelet and/or a necklace. The clip in a closed state having a through hole (402) allowing the clip to wreathe an elongated member of a bracelet and/or necklace. The clip comprises: a first part (420) and a second part (430), the first and second parts being connected by a hinge (401); and a first resilient element (460) arranged in the second part. The first resilient element comprising a first gripping surface (451) for frictionally gripping a surface of the elongated member. The second part comprises a cavity (443) extending in the radial direction, the first resilient element comprises a first resilient part (460) arranged inside the cavity and a second resilient part (470) arranged outside the cavity and extending in the radial direction from the cavity into the through hole. The cavity is configured to secure the first resilient element in said second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pandora A/S
    Inventors: Lee Antony Gray, John Richard Decker
  • Patent number: 10537159
    Abstract: A technique for closing garments provides a flexible line and a take-up component. The flexible line has a first end and a second end. Each end of the flexible line is coupled to a respective fastener, and each fastener is configured to attach to a respective garment portion, such as portions of a sweater, prayer shawl, scarf, or the like. The take-up component contains a segment of the flexible line and is adjustable to vary the segment's length. In this manner, a person can attach the two fasteners and adjust the take-up component to vary a degree of closure between the garment portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: THE JEMZ GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Doron Matz, Ellen Horowitz Matz
  • Patent number: 10362842
    Abstract: An article of jewelry having a chain that is comprised substantially of non-magnetizable links, but having one or more magnetizable links in designated locations in the chain, and having ornamentation on the chain, wherein magnets are placed behind the ornamentation, and wherein the magnets can be placed at various magnetizable links allowing for the creation of a variety of self-contained variable configurations of the article of jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Christina Wilder
  • Patent number: 9480306
    Abstract: A cuff connector for a folded cuff is provided. The cuff connector may include a base portion that fits within and has larger dimensions than a cuff button hole. The cuff connector may further include a chain that connects the base portion to a connector. The connector is formed to releasably attach to a cuff button. Therefore, a use may fold their cuffs, place the base within the cuff button hole and attach the connector to the cuff button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Jefre Eugene Potterbaum
  • Patent number: 9386829
    Abstract: A lanyard device (5) comprises a first cord (10) coupled to a first and second coupling means (20, 30) which can be detachably coupled. The first cord is arranged in a loop that can be worn around a user's (200) neck. The first and second coupling means realize a safety release feature that minimize the risk of strangulation by opening the loop when a predetermined force acts on the first cord. The lanyard device further comprises a retention feature that keeps a communication device (110) attached to the lanyard device in the vicinity of the user in case the release feature is activated. The retention feature may be realized by a second cord (40) which is also coupled to the first and second coupling means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Weil
  • Publication number: 20150089976
    Abstract: A recloseable frame for securing an insert therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Alulis, Paul Alulis
  • Patent number: 8971158
    Abstract: Method for securing a decoration (1) to an external timepiece element (2) coated with a galvanically deposited metallic layer (3). Instead of the decoration (1), a dummy part (5) is temporarily placed in the hole (4) pierced in the external element (2), and the galvanic deposition (3) is then carried out. After the deposition has been levelled, the dummy part (5) is removed and the decoration is placed in the hole (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd.
    Inventors: Pascal Grossenbacher, Thomas Froelicher
  • Patent number: 8950214
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ornamental component is provided for use with jewelry (a bracelet or necklace). The ornamental component has a through hole allowing the ornamental component to be strung on an elongated member of the jewelry. The ornamental component includes a self-supporting housing and an insert assembly. The housing has a through hole with first and second openings at first and second sides, respectively, of the housing. The insert assembly is inserted in the through hole of the housing, and the insert assembly is assembled from a first tubular element and a gripping element. The first tubular element has a through hole that forms at least a part of the ornamental component through hole. The gripping element is configured to frictionally grip a part of the jewelry item. The first tubular element is configured to secure the gripping element inside the through hole of the ornamental component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Pandora A/S, Pandora Production Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lee Antony Gray, Jean-Pierre Selbe, Weerasak Wannachai
  • Patent number: 8919019
    Abstract: A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. In some implementations, the case may feature a display window that, in combination with materials of the biometric monitoring device, may mask a display of the biometric monitoring device from view when the display is off and may allow the display to be seen when the display is displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Hans Berlinger, Keeline Burdick Wilcox, Michael Joseph Francisco, James Park
  • Patent number: 8904821
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp for use with a jewelry band including a base piece having an open passage at one side thereof; an insert piece having an attachment end and an insert end; a first magnetic member disposed at a bottom of the open passage; and a second magnetic member disposed at a free end of the insert end of the insert piece. The insert piece has an insert position in which the insert end is free to extend into and out of the open passage, and a locked position in which the insert piece is secured with the base piece by relative rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jason DiPietro
  • Patent number: 8621886
    Abstract: The jewelry safety chain device is a flexible cable which has a first end spaced apart from a second end, a loop disposed on the flexible cable first end, a clasp disposed on the flexible cable second end, a plurality of eye screws, each eye screw having an eyelet, a shaft extended from the eyelet, a point disposed distally on the shaft, a thread disposed on the shaft medially from the point, each eye screw configured to selectively attach to a link of an existing multi-link band of an existing jewelry item, the flexible cable and cable loop configured to attach to one of the eyelets, the flexible cable configured to pass through a remainder of the eyelets and the clasp configured to attach to one of the eyelets, thereby removably securing a chosen pair of links together in preventing inadvertent jewelry item loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Terence Wallace
  • Patent number: 8544196
    Abstract: A device for a shoe with a sole assembly including at least an outer sole and an insole connected to a heel through a shank and a heel breast. The device includes a cap comprising a cap head mounted to a hollow shaft with internal threads therein. The hollow shaft of the cap is received within a bore extending from the insole to the outer sole on the heel breast of the shoe between the heel and the shank of the shoe. A shank having a first end comprising threads and a second end. The first end of the shank is received by the hollow shaft of the cap to fasten the shank to the cap on the heal breast of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Leo
  • Patent number: 8539792
    Abstract: New forms of religious jewelry. Jewelry articles are provided representing the tomb of Jesus, to depict and/or symbolize the event of the Resurrection for Christian religious adherents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Tri-State Trinity LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Barnes, Joseph D. Guerriero, Morris E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8424341
    Abstract: The invention relates to a necklace cover, or sleeve, which covers jewelry that is worn around the neck. The necklace cover is designed to be worn at the back of a neck and is worn over a piece of jewelry to prevent tangling of hair, hair breakage, and/or damage to a persons clothing (e.g. snags or pulls) that often occurs when a person wears jewelry around the neck. Methods for preventing a wearer's hair from getting tangled in a jewelry composition worn around the neck of a wearer are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Candace M. Summerford
  • Patent number: 8162276
    Abstract: A combination clip and hook (clip) for use generally in suspending articles, which is rotatably movable about a rotary joint between a first position in which two opposing, rotatably joined portions of the overall clip structure are oriented together to form a continuous, enclosed shape that can be secured around another, and a second position in which the two portions of the structure are rotated out of the enclosed shape, and into, for example, a S shaped hook where one portion of the structure supports the item and the other portion can be applied to another supporting member. The joint between the two portions can define a spring-loaded rotating pivot assembly with at least two indexing positions opposed by 180 degrees. The rotary joint can be constructed with a pair of confronting male and female wedge and detent inserts that are biased toward each other by an embedded spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Clipsy, LLC
    Inventors: Farvardin Fathi, Imraan Aziz, Michael J. Strasser, Thomas E. King
  • Patent number: 8025951
    Abstract: The dial with an enamel coating (2) includes a base plate (1) made of ceramic material with portions in relief (4, 8) obtained by partial or through shaping or machining, formed by an insert (10) also having an enamel coating (12) and whose thickness defines a recess (4) or an embossment (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Asulab S.A.
    Inventors: Steve Bourban, Rudolf Dinger, Nicolas Blanckaert
  • Patent number: 7966704
    Abstract: A clasp which is lockable in both an open and a closed position includes a body having a first opening, a second opening, and an internal space; a connector fixed to the body for linking to a chain; a first spring; and a moveable connector. The movable connector, inseparable from the body, is movable to a locked closed position by the first spring and movable to a locked open position by an external force. The movable connector includes a first latch piece within the internal space of the body, and extends through the first opening. A button extends through the second opening. The button includes a second spring and a second latch piece that interfaces with the first latch piece. In a first position of the button, the second latch piece locks with the first latch piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Yurman Studio Inc.
    Inventors: David Yurman, John Berg
  • Patent number: 7951444
    Abstract: The dial with an enamel coating (2) includes a base plate (1) made of ceramic material with portions in relief (4, 8) obtained by partial or through shaping or machining, formed by an insert (10) also having an enamel coating (12) and whose thickness defines a recess (4) or an embossment (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Asulab S.A.
    Inventors: Steve Bourban, Rudolf Dinger, Nicolas Blanckaert
  • Publication number: 20100300146
    Abstract: Described herein is a decorative item, sometimes herein referred to as a charm, that is designed to reversibly attach to an elastic band In some embodiments the decorative item as described herein is a single solitary unit that is fairly rigid. It is the design of the decorative item described herein that facilitates its reversible attachment to an elastic band or bracelet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Alan Klecka
  • Publication number: 20100251769
    Abstract: An adjustable jewelry assembly includes an adjustable bail member adapted for connection to a flexible jewelry member, a primary pendant removably connected to the bail member and/or and a secondary pendant removably connected to the bail member behind the primary pendant. At least a portion of the secondary pendant is viewable through the primary pendant. The secondary pendant can be connected to the bail member with first and second decorative surfaces facing either forwardly or rearwardly. Each surface has one or more distinguishing visual features and multiple pendants can be interchanged, stacked on the pendant, and/or reversed to thereby accommodate a user's clothing type and fashion preferences with a minimum number of jewelry pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Jacquelin Samuels
  • Publication number: 20100223713
    Abstract: A garment and brassiere accessory that is substantially triangular in shape having attachment straps (8) extending outward from upper corners (6) of the undergarment that may be looped around shoulder straps (14) of a brassiere (13). In addition, a lower corner (7) may be looped around a center portion (16) of the brassiere. An upper band (11) of preferably elastomeric material located along an upper edge (4) of the undergarment keeps the undergarment securely against a woman's chest while being worn. The undergarment is preferably constructed from two layers of material, an outer layer (17) and an inner layer (18) so that the outer layer hides any wrinkles or indentations (19) caused by the stress of the lower corner pulling on the inner layer while the undergarment is being worn. Additional features include extension straps (20) that allow a user to adapt the undergarment to a larger chest and/or brassiere size or to wear the undergarment without a brassiere and detachable jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Michelle E. De Sousa, Jose De Jesus De Sousa
  • Patent number: 7784305
    Abstract: The slide for an Omega necklace has an ornamental front face and a catch attached to a rear face thereof. The slide has loops that an Omega necklace chain can slide through. The catch is preferably in the form of a figure 8 (or modified figure 8) safety clasp that is elongated and curved. The clasp may be fixed either vertically or horizontally on a hinge and snaps closed, having a first loop at one end that pivots in a tube and a second loop or buttonhole at the opposite end that engages a ball-shaped catch. The hinge may be oriented to accommodate either the vertical or horizontal arrangement. The curved clasp can accommodate the bails of various sizes and types of pendants, and allows the slide to be worn alone or with a pendant suspended from the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Joan T. Slinkard
  • 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: 20100139319
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a platinum alloy comprising (a) 63.01 to 69.99 wt. % of platinum, (b) 1.5 to 10 wt. % of cobalt, and (c) 20.01 to 35.49 wt. % of copper. The platinum alloys have excellent mechanical and optical properties for use in the production of ornamental articles such as rings, necklaces, earrings, watch bands, watch bodies and other jewelry. The disclosure further relates to a method of preparing the platinum alloys and their use in the production of ornamental articles. Still further the disclosure relates to ornamental articles comprising the platinum alloy and a method of production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Tews
  • Patent number: 7712332
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a bearing, a pendant, and a supporting component. The bearing rotatably engages the pendant. The supporting component engages a portion of the bearing. The bearing rotates relative to the pendant upon movement of the supporting component with respect to the pendant and the bearing to maintain the alignment of the pendant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen G. Wright
  • Patent number: 7654112
    Abstract: A jewelry forming article utilizes free magnetic bodies and free deformable chains to form various jewelry objects, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and the like. The various jewelry objects are formed by magnetically engaging the surfaces of the free magnetic bodies to two or more regions along a length of the deformable free chains, forming one or more loop circumferences along the length of the chains between the engaging regions, where the loop circumference may be increased or decreased by changing the positions of the engaging regions relative to the surfaces of the magnetic bodies to enable a person to secure the article on his or her body in the form of the various jewelry objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Aponwao Design Inc.
    Inventor: Luis G. Pons
  • Publication number: 20090301134
    Abstract: A charm clasp having a torus shape and formed as two pivotally connected arcuate parts which are adapted to encircle and releasably attach to a segment of a necklace formed as a strand of pearls, this clasp including an eyelet for attachment of a charm thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Amy Kim-Araneo
  • Publication number: 20090241600
    Abstract: An arrangement for the presentation of a jewelry element has a carrier, the carrier and the jewelry element each having a pair of bearing parts for supporting the jewelry element. The bearing parts associated with the carrier are a component part of a separate bearing device. The carrier, the jewelry element, and the bearing device are modular structural component parts. The bearing device can be connected to the carrier and to the jewelry element. The bearing parts may comprise a pin and a recess for movably supporting the jewelry element. The pin converges in the direction of the recess according to a defined converging angle. The recess diverges in direction of the pin according to a diverging angle. The diverging angle is greater than the converging angle. The pin and the recess meet at the vertex of the diverging angle and converging angle to form a point-type bearing support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Anwer Achmedschanow
  • Publication number: 20090229307
    Abstract: A method of decorating an article of manufacture, e.g. a jewelry item, watch casing or a mobile phone, including the steps of (a) providing the article with a substrate made of a metal or metal alloy and having a number of recesses; (b) providing a number of engagement members made of the same metal or metal alloy; (c) positioning at least part of the engagement member within the recess; (d) fixedly engaging the engagement members with the substrate by laser beam welding or cold welding; and (e) fixedly engaging a decorative element with the engagement member in a snap-fit manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Wing Cheuk KWAN
  • Patent number: 7543460
    Abstract: A multiple interchangeable carrier attachment system including a carrier and at least one attachment releasably attached to the carrier and adapted to be exchanged with attachments from other carriers which releasably attach to the carrier or attachment. Name or other identifying indicia is placed on each attachment which may be releasably connected to the carrier and the owner of the carrier can exchange attachments having his or her identifying indicia with owners of other carriers having their identifying indicia for trade, friendship and other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventors: Barbara Cruise, Gerald Buck
  • Publication number: 20090084135
    Abstract: The slide for an Omega necklace has an ornamental front face and a catch attached to a rear face thereof. The slide has loops that an Omega necklace chain can slide through. The catch is preferably in the form of a figure 8 (or modified figure 8) safety clasp that is elongated and curved. The clasp may be fixed either vertically or horizontally on a hinge and snaps closed, having a first loop at one end that pivots in a tube and a second loop or buttonhole at the opposite end that engages a ball-shaped catch. The hinge may be oriented to accommodate either the vertical or horizontal arrangement. The curved clasp can accommodate the bails of various sizes and types of pendants, and allows the slide to be worn alone or with a pendant suspended from the slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Joan T. Sunkard
  • Publication number: 20090038338
    Abstract: A jewelry item has a post and a decorative component thereon. The post has a length defined between an upper end and a bottom end, a fastening means attached to the upper end and a stopper permanently fixed to the bottom end. A first outer circumference of the fastening means is less than a second outer circumference of the stopper. The decorative component has a central opening with a third inner circumference, wherein the third inner circumference of the decorative component is greater than first outer circumference of the fastening means and less than the second outer circumference of the stopper. The central opening of the decorative component is sized such that the fastening means of the post passes through the central opening of the decorative component and connects the decorative component to the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Korwin
  • Publication number: 20080271482
    Abstract: A jewelry coupling includes a U-shape fitting connectable to respective parts of a necklace to allow two degrees of freedom of motion between the respective parts, e.g., allowing one part to rotate in one plane about one axis and the other part to swivel about another axis. The U-shape fitting includes a pair of spaced-apart disk-like sides with a fastener therebetween and attachable to a jewelry band member allowing rotation thereof about the fastener, a bridge connecting the two disk-like sides and an opening in the bridge for a pin fastener attachable to a decorative jewelry item, e.g., a pendant, allowing for swiveling of the decorative jewelry item about the another axis. A method for assembling an article of jewelry includes attaching a jewelry band member to a jewelry coupling allowing rotation about one axis and attaching a decorative jewelry item to a pin fastener allowing swiveling of the decorative jewelry item relative to the jewelry coupling and Jewelry band member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph M. Neuman
  • Publication number: 20080271296
    Abstract: A locking system (2) for a piece of jewelry, including mutually complementary interacting locking parts (4, 6) shaped as coupling parts of a male and female type, where each locking part (4, 6) additionally includes polarized magnets (10, 12), where each locking part (4, 6) opposite the coupling parts additionally includes end parts (8) with connecting means (9) for connecting the end parts (8) with one or more pieces of jewelry, e.g. in the form of necklaces, bracelets, ankle bands, headbands, belts or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Else Birgitte Stengaard Jepsen
  • Patent number: 7421286
    Abstract: A telephone alert system for remotely signaling a person when their mobile phone receives a call includes a vibration detection assembly adapted for detecting vibrations and sending a wireless signal when vibrations are detected. The vibration detection assembly is removably attached to the mobile phone. A vibrating assembly is adapted for receiving the wireless signal from the vibration detection assembly and vibrating when the wireless signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Silvia G. Sisto
  • Publication number: 20080127626
    Abstract: Device for adjusting ornamental chains, which comprises a hollow containing body provided with at least one pair of diametrically opposite holes and an elastically yielding sleeve arranged inside the hollow containing body and provided with a through-hole arranged aligned with respect to this pair of opposite holes so as to define a channel for receiving the ornamental chain. The tubular sleeve is made of polyurethane reinforced with anti-bacterial additives and is kept compressed inside the hollow containing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Silmar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Silverio Cerato
  • Patent number: 7120974
    Abstract: A clasp for use with both a brooch and a pendant has a support piece having a tip end bent is provided on one surface of a brooch main body, and a rear end of a needle-shaped latch supported on the tip end of the support piece to be free to rotate in a vertical direction. A leg of the needle-shaped latch protrudes from the vicinity of a pivot portion of the latch, and a space surrounded at least in part by the support piece forms a chain insertion portion. When a pendant chain is passed through the chain insertion portion of the support piece, and the tip end of the latch is latched by a latch receiver on the brooch main body, a lower end of the leg abuts against or comes close to one surface of the brooch main body, thereby closing the chain insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Suganuma
  • Patent number: 7107790
    Abstract: A band that may be utilized for a timepiece, such as a watch, is disclosed. The band may have a plurality of joined links, and each link includes a cover member, an extension element, a first springbar, and a second springbar. The extension element defines a first channel and a second channel, the first springbar extends through the first channel to secure the extension element to the cover member, and the second springbar extends through the second channel to join the extension element to an adjacent cover member. In addition, the cover member is configured to join with an adjacent extension element that is separate from the extension element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Andrew Frank
  • Patent number: 6865908
    Abstract: A closed loop connector for jewelry includes a first U-shaped connector half formed from a flat strip of metal and a second U-shaped connector half formed from a piece of metal wire. The connector half formed form the flat strip of metal includes tubular cylindrical end portions. The second U-shaped connector half is formed from a piece of metal wire having headed end portions, one of the headed end portions being captured in one of the cylindrical end portions and held therein for rotation on the axis thereof. The other of the headed end portions is captured in the other cylindrical end portion by lateral movement through an open slot in response to resilient deflection of the edges of the end portion forming the slot. The metal strips forming one of the U-shaped connector halves may be formed from stampings of different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventor: Howard S. Cheng
  • Patent number: 6758594
    Abstract: A wrist band comprising a band for the wrist having a major longitudinal axis along a substantial portion of the length of the band and having two ends, the two ends each having a minor axis which is disposed at an angle to the major longitudinal axes, the ends further forming a substantially perpendicular intersection with the minor axes, the band being adapted to connect to an object to be attached between the ends to be worn at the wrist, whereby the angle between the minor axes at the ends is less than 180°. In another embodiment, the band has an approximate frusto-conical shape when worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas Yang
  • Publication number: 20040035151
    Abstract: An ornament (1; 11; 21) for a jewellery system, which ornament (1; 11; 21) comprises abase 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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Kirsten Elisabeth Morkenborg
  • Publication number: 20040007018
    Abstract: A necklace that does not fully encircle the neck of the user but, instead, has its two free ends with an affixing device at each free end to attach to the straps of the wearers garment or undergarment, such as a bra. In the preferred embodiment, the straps have a plurality of affixing devices vertically spaced along the strap so as to enable the user to position the necklace at differing heights on the wearer to suit the particular neckline of the attire worn by the user. In addition, the affixation and removal of the necklace takes place at the front of the wearer and thus is more convenient and easier to carry out than the use of a clasp that is intended to be manipulated behind the neck of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Elizabeth M. Detsis
  • Patent number: 6604381
    Abstract: There is disclosed a jewelry attachment having a face member and a rear member hingeably secured to one another. The face member and the rear member are spaced apart from one another when in a closed condition by upwardly extending wall portions provided on the inner surface of the face member. An inverted L-shaped retaining bar member is provided at an end of the jewelry attachment opposite the hinge. Mating lock members are provided on the inner surfaces of the rear member and the face member to securely lock them together in a closed condition. A pair of channels is formed within the closed jewelry attachment one of the channels being capable of receiving therein a first article of jewelry and the other channel being capable of receiving therein a second, separate article of jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Midas Designs, Ltd.
    Inventor: Adam Haber
  • Publication number: 20030110798
    Abstract: An article convertible from an eyeglass retainer to multiple independent jewelry articles has three strands that can be linked together to form a single continuous strand with optical couplers at each end for mounting to the temple arms of conventional eyeglasses. The strands can be uncoupled to form various jewelry items, such as a necklace, bracelet and dangling glass extensions. The strands are made of a plurality of decorative jewelry elements, such as beads, bars charms and other adornments linked together end to end. Bayonet type connections between the strands and decorative accessories coupled thereto make for quick and easy conversion from eyeglass retainer to jewelry items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventor: Patricia M. Ignatowski
  • Patent number: 6553636
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp has a base with a base end and a distal end with a hook extending back over the base. A jaw is moveably mounted with respect to the base adjacent a midpoint. A retainer portion of the jaw is adapted to overlie the top of the hook adjacent the distal end. A closed space is formed between the jaw, the hook and the base to receive an eyelet. A lever portion on the end of the jaw opposite the hook is provided to move the retainer portion outwardly in order to open the clasp. Preferably, a pivot pin mounts the jaw and a spring is utilized to urge the retainer portion firmly against the hook. The hook can have a straight section engageable by the eyelet during coupling and a curved section at the top of the hook. Particular angle positioning can provide additional assistance in coupling and decoupling the eyelet, along with the positioning, curving and spacing of the tip of the jaw. Alternatively, the hook may be curved substantially throughout its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Spertner Jewelers, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence I. Brenner
  • Publication number: 20020112506
    Abstract: A combination earrings and nape chain and method therefor comprising a set of earrings and a chain coupled thereto. One embodiment of the combination earrings and nape chain comprises a chain dimensioned to restrict the movement of hair proximate the nape. Another embodiment of the combination earrings and nape chain comprises a chain dimensioned to adorn the nape. In all embodiments, the length of the chain varies in proportion to the size of the nape, the amount and type of hair, and the personal preference of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Lawrence Gibbs
  • Patent number: 6370912
    Abstract: A piece of jewelry designed to adorn and decorate the pelvic region of a human female. The piece of jewelry comprises an anchor member which is worn within the vagina, a decorative charm and a connecting chain long enough to permit the decorative charm to lie outside the labia comfortably. The piece of jewelry is also an ornamental device which provides the wearer a means to exercise her pubococcygeus muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: James G. S. Sutton
  • Patent number: 6098202
    Abstract: A jewelry article includes a plurality of beads and/or trinkets coupled together to form an elongated, flexible, decorative member having a clasp at each end thereof. Each clasp is adapted for fastening to a beltloop of the pants, jeans, shorts, skirt, or any other type of clothing with beltloops of a wearer permitting the jewelry article to be suspended from the waist and worn on the hip or across the front or back of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: William M Peck
  • Patent number: 6070434
    Abstract: An ornamental neckpiece for a shirt with a buttoned collar, which is intended to be worn when the collar is unbuttoned, comprising an ornamental chain or cord having an attachment on one end suitable for attachment to the shirt collar button and an attachment on the other end suitable for attachment to the shirt collar buttonhole, and being of a length greater than the space between the button and buttonhole when the shirt collar is unbuttoned as to hang loosely and serve as a jewelry item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Inventor: Robert L. Traver
  • Patent number: 6026515
    Abstract: An article of jewelry attaches to a garment which has a belt loop and a fly closure. The article includes a fly closure fastener adapted to be secured to the fly closure of the garment, a belt loop fastener having an opening and adapted to be positioned over the belt loop of the garment, a first elongate flexible member connecting the fly closure fastener and the belt loop fastener together, and a second elongate flexible member connecting an ornamental body or pouch to the belt loop fastener. The fly closure fastener is typically a closed loop, and may have an openable portion. The belt loop fastener may have a flat base portion and depending branches. In addition, the branches may converge to define a narrower opening to secure the fastener to the belt loop. The elongate flexible members may be provided by chains or strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Z Jewelry, Inc.
    Inventors: David Nielson, Karalyn Viers