Charm Patents (Class 63/23)
  • Patent number: 11122871
    Abstract: An articulated cross pendant, such as may be worn on a necklace around the neck of a user, is disclosed. The pendant has an upright bar crossed by a horizontal bar. The horizontal bar has right and left arms extending to the left and to the right of the upright bar, respectively. The upright bar may have an upper portion extending upward and a lower portion extending downward from the horizontal bar. The lower portion may be elongated such that it is longer than the upper portion and longer than each of the right and left arms of the horizontal bar. The top end of the upper portion may be looped, and the lower portion is fully articulated to prevent the ends of the upright bar, worn on a necklace, from poking or piercing the skin of a user when the user bows the head downward toward the chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Donna Law
  • Tag
    Patent number: 10588385
    Abstract: A tag includes a plate-shaped element and a covering part. The plate-shaped element has a central portion and a peripheral edge, the covering part being superimposed on the plate-shaped element to match at least part of the peripheral edge. The peripheral edge has at least one housing seat of a portion of the covering part. Moreover, the covering part is superimposed to the plate-shaped element at least at said housing seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Alessandro Borgese
  • Patent number: 10543074
    Abstract: A passive artificial sphincter includes a tension member, an outer sleeve, and a connecter. The tension member has first and second ends. The outer sleeve contains the tension member and is formed of a biocompatible material. The connecter is configured to couple the first and second ends together to form an artificial sphincter ring. The artificial sphincter ring is configured for implantation around the lumen to provide passive constriction of the lumen. In a method, an artificial sphincter comprising a tension member contained within an outer sleeve is positioned around a lumen of a patient. The lumen is constricted responsive to the tension in the tension member. The passage of material through the lumen and past the artificial sphincter ring is resisted responsive to the constriction of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Frigstad, Amanda J. Heys, William A. Sturos, Daniel R. Parks
  • Patent number: 9433266
    Abstract: This invention is embodied in a wearable device for hiding keepsakes and valuables. The preferred embodiment of the device creates an internal hidden compartment formed between a first face, a second face and a channel-shaped retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Michelle Meisenbach
  • Patent number: 9406240
    Abstract: An interactive educational system for elementary school age children is provided. There is a base module having a housing that has an outer configuration and may take a variety of shapes. The housing includes retaining sockets used to retain arms, legs, or other accessories or to the system. The base module includes a transceiver, a group of one or more sensors and effectors, control circuitry that operates the system, and a power supply which powers the module. Data from the sensors and effectors is displayed on the video display and passed wireless to a smart device hosting an interactive application. The base module has a wireless transceiver for receiving control data from the smart device and sending sensor/effector data and base module state information to the smart device. The sensor group includes various sensors such as a temperature sensor, a light sensor and an accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Dynepic Inc.
    Inventors: Krissa Watry, Jacqueline Arn, Andrew J. Pappas
  • 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: 20150101364
    Abstract: This present invention relates to jewelry clasp protection caps. The jewelry clasp protection caps comprise two halves of covering clamshells forming an oval shaped inner chamber to allow the jewelry clasp to easily fit into the oval shaped chamber. In an embodiment, the two halves of covering clamshells are connected through an over-center spring-loaded hinge. The covering clamshells can open and close with the spring-loaded hinge. In another embodiment, the two halves are held in a closed position by engagement between a protrusion on one half and an engaging groove on the other half. The two clamshell members have at least two smooth recesses in their edges to form openings that allow the jewelry chain or chains to pass through the clamshell members. Different designs of the clamshell members can be provided to the jewelry wearer to match their different jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond J. Snow, Joanne M. Snow
  • Patent number: 9003831
    Abstract: An item of jewelry is formed by solely using magnetic attraction to connect the elements together in which the elements or components comprise substantially planar surfaces, generally matching in which the elements are held together by magnetic attraction and further include finger projections integrally formed therewith permitting separation of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: HB Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Petra Azar, Camile Hannoush
  • Patent number: 8973399
    Abstract: A charm for a chain and/or ribbon and/or belt in the form of a necklace, a bracelet or the like, characterized in that this charm is provided with a time-rendering device and optionally an insert to facilitate securement of the charm to the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Timebeads, LLC
    Inventors: Kent R. Heiden, Kris Gielen
  • Publication number: 20150047392
    Abstract: A vertically interchangeable and stackable jewelry system which includes a pendant bail clasp and stackable pendants. The bail clasp opens with a hinged lever, which includes a beveled edge opposite the hinged end of the lever. In addition, the clasp contains a complementary beveled edge which locks with the beveled edge of the hinged lever to lock the pendant bail clasp. Each pendant includes a uniform hooking mechanism at an exterior edge to connect pendant to the bail clasp. Differing pendants all have the same hooking, mechanism to facilitate proper stacking. Pendants are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes such an infinite number of combinations are available. The front and back surface of each charm is curved to facilitate vertical stacking of the charms upon and beneath each other. The present jewelry system also includes an interior view when ornaments have renter openings and are vertically stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Katrina Kelly
  • 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: 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: 20140360229
    Abstract: A decorative jewelry module that contains ferrofluid material that is enclosed within a housing. The housing has a flat magnet attached to its back surface that has magnetic influence over that ferrofluid material. The decorative jewelry module has a mirror between the flat magnet and the ferrofluid material reflecting forward out of the crystal face. The decorative jewelry module has many embodiments based on the shape of the front, back and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathon Reuben Garcia, JR.
  • 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: 8833104
    Abstract: Methods of providing jewelry apparatus may include providing a sheet of magnetic material and a receiving portion. The sheet of magnetic material may include a plurality of decorative insert bodies, and the receiving portion may be configured to receive a decorative insert body of the plurality of decorative insert bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Magnet House Jewelry, LLC
    Inventor: Marianne R. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20140250948
    Abstract: A counterweight pendant for a necklace comprises a bottom portion with a substantially flat back surface and a top portion that joins the bottom portion at an angle or curve. The back surface is configured to frictionally rest against a person's back and may be textured. The curved top portion of the counterweight allows a necklace clasp to be attached without interfering with the area of friction against the back surface and the person's back. The bottom portion can be wider and contain more mass than the top portion to keep the counterweight in the proper orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Amy Gross
  • Publication number: 20140215859
    Abstract: A charm holder device for attaching charms to a shoe is shown and described. The charm holder device allows a charm to be selectively attached to and detached from the shoe. A charm keeper is attached to the decorative body for attaching charms. In some of the described examples, the charm holder device is placed between the heel of the shoe and a ground-contacting portion of the shoe's sole such that the charm holder and the charm are spaced apart from the ground-contacting portion of the sole in a direction perpendicular to the ground-contacting portion of the sole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Susan Leo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8782814
    Abstract: A system and method for securing accessories to shoes and other articles of clothing is described. One illustrative embodiment is a system for attaching a decorative accessory to a shoe, the system comprising a shaft having first and second ends; a first shoulder secured to the first end of the shaft, the first shoulder being configured for insertion through an expandable hole in an upper portion of the shoe and configured to engage an inner surface of the upper portion of the shoe; a second shoulder secured to the second end of the shaft, the second shoulder being configured to engage the shoe; and a third shoulder adjacent to the second shoulder, the third shoulder comprising the decorative accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Jibbitz, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Schmelzer, Sheri Schmelzer
  • Publication number: 20140123701
    Abstract: An accessory having decorative coin ornaments and connectors are designed, The decorative coin ornaments can easily link each other by using the magnetic connectors. The accessories can be a necklace or a bracelet with variety of designs depending on the size and type of the coin ornaments. It could be created the various accessory fashions according to circumstances. Thereby, the wearers are able to choose their favorite accessories from the various designs. Therefore, the wearers are possibly save the money for purchasing a lot of accessories. Especially, it is providing an effect of stimulating the blood circulation of the body by using the magnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Yoi Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 8707731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile device and method for a secure jewelry ring holder. The improved jewelry ring holder provides a wearable storage device for displaying the jewelry ring from a chain while suspending a jewelry ring in a secure fashion. For securing, the jewelry ring is threaded onto the improved wearable storage device rather than requiring that the wearer remove or unfasten a chain, or open or unlock a clasp. The chain holds in place a wearable storage pendant. When threaded onto the wearable storage pendant the jewelry ring is stored as it rests securely on the wearable storage pendant. Curvatures located on the wearable storage pendant allow the jewelry ring to lie substantially flat against the wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Emily Graves Crittenden
  • Publication number: 20140083136
    Abstract: A bead-type charm that is representative of an event in which a wearer participated or. The charm is can be made from metals, glass, mineral or plastic and displays the event or group insignia or specific design to be determined by the event officials or organizers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer L. Kruse
  • Publication number: 20130269389
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for variable jewelry. A first magnetic element is secured to a backing A stabilizing layer is attached to the first magnetic element, the stabilizing layer defining a recess of a predetermined shape, and the recess exposes a portion of the first magnetic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Lori Spadaro
  • Patent number: 8549879
    Abstract: One or more ornaments for eyeglasses are disclosed. The ornaments include an attachment portion and an ornamentation portion. The attachment portion is configured so that it fits onto a temple of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hot Filament Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy Ellen Mellinger, Tess Audrey Mellinger
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130247613
    Abstract: A jewelry system includes a first screw end, a first base, a second base, a screw wire and second screw end. The first and second screw ends are connected to respective ends of the screw wire. The first and second bases include receiving holes for receiving the screw wire. One or more sides extending from the first base include a cutout, and one or more sides extending from the second base corresponding to the side or sides of the first base including the cutouts include corresponding a cutout. The sides of the first base and the sides of the second base are configured to be connected together between the one or more cutouts, and corresponding cutouts of the first base and the second base form receiving areas when combined together. Each receiving area is configured to hold a gem stone or other decorative item when the first base and the second base are connected together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: K.M. Design Jewels, Inc.
    Inventor: Kleanthis Christodoulou
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130160490
    Abstract: A charm includes a connecting portion including a stem having a first end and an opposing second end, a stop located at the first end of the stem and a base located at the opposing second end of the stem. The stop is substantially oval in shape, and the connecting portion is made of a bendable material. The charm also includes a decorative portion secured to the base of the connecting portion. The charm is attachable to an object including a hole such that the stem is located in the hole, the stop is located on a first side of the object, and the decorative portion is located on an opposing second side of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Metatron Japan Corporation
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130036767
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed for magnetically changeable pendant necklace that uses metal-based surfaces of decorative emblems, which adhere to a base containing a strong, high gauss magnet. To allow the wearer a great deal of flexibility in changing the pendant design without the use of any mechanical means. The magnet is designed in as a part of the pendant. The holding mechanism is of a high gauss magnet and is designed to allow the decorative element to attach itself to the magnetic base. The decorative element can be attached or removed with the least amount of effort and without any tools or any special knowledge or skill. The decorative element can be removed with a slight push of the fingers. Serves two functions; one for the Game of Golf and the other as a Fashion Statement. Safe, secure and fashionable necklace/pendant. Allows wearer to choose from a large assortment of pendants and match the style with the clothes without having to purchase a new necklace each time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Navneet MEHTA
  • Publication number: 20130036768
    Abstract: The pendant of the present invention is a uniquely designed jewelry accessory in the form of a cross or a crucifix. The top part of the cross or crucifix is completely open, symbolizing the resurrection of the spirit of Jesus Christ after his body died on the cross. The pendant hangs from a chain that forms a triangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Juan Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8371141
    Abstract: Jewelry apparatus includes a decorative insert body and a receiving portion that includes an opening for receiving the decorative insert body. For example, the decorative insert body includes magnetic material and the receiving portion includes a rear portion including ferromagnetic material. Further, for example, the decorative insert body includes a front surface having ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Magnet House Jewelry, LLC
    Inventor: Marianne R. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20130000353
    Abstract: A colored accessory includes a main accessory body designed with a certain shape. The main accessory body has a front side possessing a convex surface to be attached with an artificial nail painted with a colorful picture, a rear side displaying a decorating picture, and a hanging ring located at the top to be hung by a chain or a string. With the main accessory body used as a necklace pendant, an ear pendant, a pendant of a mobile phone strap or a key ring with a same colorful picture, they can make a wearer look harmonious as a whole and fashionable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Mi Tien Lin
  • Publication number: 20130000354
    Abstract: The invention relates to an item of jewelry, comprising a fastener (2), an outer part (3), and an inner part (4) rotatable therein. The fastener can move in a reciprocating manner relative to the outer part, and an entrainment means (5) is provided between the fastener and the inner part in order to rotate the inner part in one direction when certain movements are made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Joerg HEINZ GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Heinz, Karl Burth, Dieter Luz
  • Publication number: 20120304692
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods for producing metallic products comprising a substrate and a metallic, external coating. In preferred embodiments, the metallic products are jewelry articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Derrig
  • Publication number: 20120234045
    Abstract: A charm for a chain and/or ribbon and/or belt in the form of a necklace, a bracelet or the like, characterized in that this charm is provided with a time-rendering device and optionally an insert to facilitate securement of the charm to the chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Kent R. Heiden, Kris Gielen
  • Patent number: 8225625
    Abstract: Charm (1) for a chain (3) and/or ribbon and/or belt in the form of a necklace, a bracelet or the like, characterized in that this charm (1) is provided with a time-rendering device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Timebeads, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Heiden, Gielen Kris
  • Publication number: 20120118014
    Abstract: An ornamental necklace that projects an image or otherwise illuminates a particular design, while providing a user with imbedded electronic features to improve interoperability, interaction and user convenience. The necklace structure takes the form of a hollow bullet shell and round, on which may be provided an ornamental design that is luminescent. The luminosity is provided by glow paint, an LED light source or other similar light projecting means. Within the cavity of the bullet may comprise a plurality of electronic functions, such as an internal memory means, Bluetooth capability for interacting with other electronic devices, an imbedded microphone, or finally a simple storage compartment. An internal battery provides electrical power if an LED or an electrical light source is utilized. The purpose of the device is to provide an aesthetically pleasing accessory while providing imbedded electronic features to be utilized as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Jason King, Michelle King
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120047947
    Abstract: A decorative system comprising a charm mounting device wherein the charm may be removably mounted on an article, including but not limited to, a necklace, a bracelet, an anklet, an earring, an eyeglass frame, a shoelace, a rubber band, a hair band, a wire, a chain, a rope, a cord or a string. The mounting device comprises a u-shaped or p-shaped mount, which are moveable between an original position and a pressured position. When pressure is applied to the mounts the article may be inserted into an inner cavity so as to be at least partially nested, and wherein the mounts may be released to return to the original position upon release of pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Sarah M. Caplan, Jenifer S. Caplan
  • Patent number: 8122519
    Abstract: A system and method for securing accessories to shoes and other wearable items is described. One illustrative embodiment is a system for attaching a decorative accessory to a wearable item, the system comprising a shaft having first and second ends; a first shoulder secured to the first end of the shaft, the first shoulder being configured for insertion through an expandable hole in the wearable item and configured to engage an inner surface of the wearable item; a second shoulder secured to the second end of the shaft, the second shoulder being configured to engage the wearable item; and a third shoulder adjacent to the second shoulder, the third shoulder comprising the decorative accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Jibbitz, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Schmelzer, Sheri Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 8011206
    Abstract: A charm is provided including a body formed from a pliable material including an opening. A first member is at least partly inserted into the opening and is secured to the body. A cap is connected to the first member and is located external of the body. A method for securing such a cap to the charm is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Edge Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart Kevin Imai
  • Publication number: 20110197483
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The assembly includes a base band element with a body extending from a first end to a second end containing an RFID module. The assembly includes a sizing band element for sizing the assembly to a particular wrist size. The band assembly includes an interlocking fastener that slidably couples the base band element to the sizing band element so as to define a one-piece band with a desired length/size. The interlocking fastener includes a first portion provided on the second end of the base band element body and a second portion on an end of the sizing band element body. The fastener may be a tongue and groove mechanism, with the first portion being a tongue member extending from the base band body and with the second portion being a groove in the end of the sizing band body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jo A. Gray, John David Worrall
  • Patent number: 7930900
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Mikimoto (America) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Amy Kim-Araneo
  • Publication number: 20110088428
    Abstract: A jewelry item is disclosed and includes a chain, which has decorative items attached to it and which has a first fastening device to hang the item from an object such as a belt loop. A second fastening device is used to adjust the length of the object. Decorative items may be attached to the chain for providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance and for gathering together into a conglomeration to conceal the chain and providing a singular compact appearance for the jewelry item. A swivel coupled to the first fastening device permits the jewelry item to be rotated to an alternate viewing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: David C. Urban, Michael Tristany
  • Publication number: 20110048072
    Abstract: An article of jewelry comprising plates having indicia embossed or engraved thereon mounted on a shoelace type cord. The ends of the cord have rigid rectangular aglets and are threaded through rectangular holes at opposed ends of the plates. The generally flat cord cannot twist or fold within the rectangular holes in the plates so the plates always maintain the same orientation and position on the cord, allowing them to be arranged and displayed sequentially. The article of jewelry can be tied to itself using one hand because the cord is provided with a rectangular button hole of the same size as the rectangular holes in the plates. The rigid rectangular aglet is passed through the button hole, under the cord and back through the created loop and pulled tight, thereby tying the cord to itself using only one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Laura Mullen, Kelly Johnson
  • Patent number: 7877909
    Abstract: Implementations of pet tags and related protective and alignment features. A pet tag may comprise a raised edge of a concave design, a recessed design or a bordered design. Single or multiple piece implementations may be used to protect an image to be marked on one or both sides of a pet tag. Implementations may comprise multiple pet tags pre-assembled or assembled after marking to further protect one or more images marked on the tags. Other implementations may comprise removable brackets to adapt the pet tags to particular marking kiosks. Still other implementations may comprise crystals embedded in the marking substrate with an additional substrate coupled to a rear side of the marking substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: TagWorks, LLC
    Inventors: George Lynn Hagen, Kenneth C. Booth
  • Patent number: 7861555
    Abstract: An article of jewelry including a body having an outer major surface and a decorative pattern formed on the outer surface of the body, the pattern including pairs of intersecting grooves and an optically transparent synthetic decorative element that includes admixed glitter, diamond dust, or both formed in a respective well created by the intersection of each pair of intersecting grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Select Jewelry, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronen Seliktar
  • Patent number: 7823414
    Abstract: A floral-like jewelry article and method for making the same, the article having a cylindrically cupped body with a closed or base end and an open end, the open end including a plurality of edge portions sectioned and shaped such that the body takes the form of a flower. Each edge portion corresponds to a petal and the body corresponds to a sepal. The base end of the body has a piercing, perforation or hole for receiving a curvilinear strand therethrough with a first strand end extending generally from the base end toward the edge portions and a second strand end extending from the base end, the second strand end corresponding to the flower stem. The first strand end is formed into or mounts one or more pistil-like and/or stamen-like shapes, wherein the body comprises, or is formed from, an empty ammunition cartridge casing or shell, or a shape resembling the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Jenuinely Jeni, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer S. Benos
  • Patent number: 7810354
    Abstract: Multi-piece charm includes at least one edge puzzle piece charm each having at least one smooth edge and at least one edge having at least one tab or blank, and at least one additional puzzle piece charm having a tab or blank and arranged to interlock with an edge puzzle piece charm. Each puzzle piece charm includes an aperture to enable a strand of material to be passed therethrough and enable the puzzle piece charms to be worn on a part of the body. The additional puzzle piece charm may be another edge puzzle piece or a middle puzzle piece charm which has one or more tabs or blanks, either on a single edge, on a plurality of edges or on all of its edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Cindy Mpasiakos