Having Securement Detail Patents (Class 63/3.1)
  • Patent number: 10531714
    Abstract: Provided is a jewelry piece that includes an ornament attachment member that is retained at a prescribed position in the longitudinal direction of an elongated body of the jewelry piece. The jewelry piece includes the elongated body that includes a tube formed by a flexible material, multiple magnet pieces that are inserted into the inside of the tube over the entire length of the tube other than both end sections of the tube, and caps that close both ends of the tube, and the ornament attachment member that the elongated body passes through, and that is retained due to the magnetic attraction force exerted by a magnetic substance at a prescribed position in the longitudinal direction of the elongated body. The ornament attachment member is formed by a core body made of a magnetic material, through which the elongated body passes, and by an ornament that is integrally formed with the core body so as to surround the core body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SUN CHALAINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Okamura
  • Patent number: 10492575
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp includes a lower arm and an upper arm that are hingedly joined to each other at one respective ends thereof. A locking pin is provided adjacent a second end of the upper arm and the locking pin extends toward the respective second end of the lower arm and locked inside a locking receptacle formed adjacent a second distal end of the lower arm. The locking receptacle contains two spring wires that extend transversely to the direction of the locking receptacle, the spring wires being spaced from each other at a distance slightly smaller than the diametrical size of a pin head of the locking pin. The clasp can be used as a general jewelry closure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PAJ, INC.
    Inventor: Felix Chen
  • Patent number: 9781983
    Abstract: A bracelet 10 comprised of multiple strands has at least one bridge, for example three bridges, slidably disposed on the strands to connect the strands in spaced apart relation to prevent entwining of the strands with each other. Each bridge has a pair of bodies of toric shape connected by a rigid bar and each bridge may be shaped and/or colored to lend aesthetic value to the appearance of the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Vaillancourt, Kathryn E. Vaillancourt, Theresa E. Vaillancourt
  • Patent number: 9572408
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Joerg HEINZ GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Heinz, Karl Burth, Dieter Luz
  • Patent number: 9468270
    Abstract: Referring to the invention, there is shown an article of body jewelry intended to be worn upon the hand. The body jewelry comprises a length of an elastic material upon which may be threaded one or more decorative elements and an ornamental decoration. A portion of the elastic material is connected to a securement element. The body jewelry is secured to multiple parts of the hand, using the tension within the elastic material stretched between various locations; e.g., from the back of the wrist, over the back of the hand, to a securement element sitting behind two adjacent fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Wendy R. Malamphy
  • Patent number: 9021664
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for carrying and storing a portion of rope is claimed. A portion of rope is braided and wound about two complementary loops. Attached to one complementary loop is a flexible fastener. The flexible fastener can be passed through the second complementary loop and attached to itself. The apparatus can then be worn as a bracelet. When the rope is needed, the person can unwind the rope. After using the rope, the rope can be rewound and then bound with the flexible fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: 2 Monkey Trading, LLC
    Inventor: Doug Ingalls
  • Publication number: 20150040611
    Abstract: A wristworn device having a releasable coupling mechanism for releasably coupling a first strap section and a second strap section about a user's wrist. The wristworn device includes an elongated member that is positioned within a channel of one of the strap sections and which has an actuation section that extends from the channel. A directional force upon the actuation section of the elongated member causes a slidable locking plate in the releasable coupling mechanism to move in a direction and disengage from a locking member, whereby separation of the sections of the releasable coupling mechanism is facilitated upon the disengagement of the slidable locking plate from the locking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Timex Group USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Olsen, Bernhard Kaiser, Gerhard Stotz
  • Publication number: 20150033795
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, a bracelet is generally formed of a circular wire band that is elastically deformable. That is, at least a portion of the band is bendable by a user such that the band returns to its original form when released by the user. The bracelet has a “clasp” portion, which is a hollow tubular member, affixed to one end of the band. Another end of the band forms a bend for retaining the end of the band inside the hollow tubular member. The hollow tubular member has a portal at one end for receiving the bend. The portion of the band near the bend is deflected slightly to enable passage through the portal of the bend. Upon passage through the portal, the bend releasably fastens the two ends of the band to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: OORI Trading, Inc.
    Inventor: Gwi Yon Kim
  • Publication number: 20150027166
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interchangeable jewelry assembly adapted for wearing on a variety of locations on a user's body. The assembly comprises a necklace having a first section and a second section. The first and second sections each comprise a proximal and a distal end. The proximal ends of the sections terminate in a magnetic clasp, whereas the distal end of the sections terminate in a receiving ring that is adapted to releasably receive the clasp of the opposing end of the section. The length of the first section comprises a first length that is adapted for the reception of a user's ankle, and the length of the second section is adapted to provide a reception of the wrist of a user, thereby providing bracelets of differing diameters. The connection of the first to the second section provides a necklace for wearing around the neck of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Veronica Mace
  • Publication number: 20150020543
    Abstract: A jewelry article having an elongated strand with a first section and a second section, a small-hole bead assembly, and a small-hole bead. The small-hole bead assembly includes a first mount, a second mount and a connecting bar. The small-hole bead assembly being positioned on the elongated strand between the first section and the second section with the small-hole bead being positioned on the connecting bar between the first mount and the second mount of the small-hole bead assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: J.K. JEWELRY, INC.
    Inventor: John Kaupp
  • Patent number: 8935940
    Abstract: The keychain bracelet is constructed of a flexible member that includes a plurality of charm members thereon, and which can stretch to enable a wrist to be inserted or removed as needed. The flexible member has distal ends that are permanently affixed to a padlock member, and which is configured to secure at least one keychain thereon as well as a self-defense repellent spray such as pepper spray. The self-defense repellent spray includes a small canister that when affixed to the padlock member ideally positions itself with respect to a palm of a hand of an end user. The padlock member features a light emitting diode and pill compartment to store at least one pill therein. The flexible member includes a key elsewhere with respect to the padlock member. The key is used to unlock the padlock member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Holly Lough
  • Patent number: 8925348
    Abstract: A survival bracelet comprised of a woven strap, a spark source, a scraper, and tinder is provided. The strap may be unwoven for survival use. The spark source, scraper, and tinder are integrated into the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Gagne
  • 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: 8869555
    Abstract: An article of jewelry with interchangeable ornaments has an elongated support or a strand that has a proximal end that is permanently affixed to a first ring cap and a distal end that is removably affixed to a second ring cap. The second cap has female threads that threadably engage/disengage with a male threaded plug defined on the distal end of the strand to facilitate slidable insertion/removal of ornaments and smart beads. The first ring cap includes a clasp that is attachable to a loop of the second ring cap to define a closed position of the article. The first and second ring caps may include magnets that magnetically attach to each other that define an inbuilt clasp for the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: J.K. Jewelry, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kaupp
  • Patent number: 8844100
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp including at least a first jewelry interfacer and a second jewelry interfacer capable of magnetically coupling together. The magnetic coupling of the first and second jewelry interfacers can be substantially easy to decouple by applying force substantially in a first direction, but substantially difficult to decouple by applying force that is not substantially in the first direction. Accordingly, the jewelry clasp can be capable of being decoupled by a user with substantial ease while remaining substantially difficult to decouple when not desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: John Edward Faget Humphries, Benjamin John Hamawy
  • Publication number: 20140260425
    Abstract: In a personalized band closed by a side release buckle comprising a hook fixedly attached to each end of the band and a double-sided catch for receiving and securing the hooks. A display panel for separately displaying band straps and personalized catches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Heartwood Creations, LLC
    Inventor: Warren Slabaugh
  • Patent number: 8769986
    Abstract: A tesla energy jewelry product includes a pair of substantially circular bangles that may be placed in juxtaposition to each other. Each substantially circular bangle carries either a tag or decorative charm that is suspended from the substantially circular bangle. Each said tag or decorative charm includes a source of magnetic or tesla energy to provide attractive or repelling forces between the respective tag or decorative charm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Jason DiPietro
  • Publication number: 20140182332
    Abstract: A piece of jewelry, more specifically a bracelet or a necklace, comprising strand portions mutually connected by means of a connector member, a clip member comprising two half shells hinged together at respective outer peripheries and a snap lock allowing for the two half shells when being hingedly rotated to be releasably snap-locked to each other to form an assembled clip member with a through-going hole extending from a first aperture at a first lateral end of the clip member extending into an interior cavity of the clip member and further extending into a second aperture at an opposite lateral end of the clip member. The connector member comprises a centre part with two end sections and a central section positioned in between and connecting the two end sections, each end section being connected to a retainer loop, each retainer loop being connected to an end loop of at least one of the strand portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: PANDORA A/S
    Inventor: Lee Antony Gray
  • Patent number: 8756955
    Abstract: A article of survival equipment for wear by the user comprising a weaved cord portion, a shackle, a tongue and a pin. The shackle is coupled to one end of the cord portion and further includes two apertures disposed at opposing ends of the shackle adapted to receive a pin. The tongue is coupled to the other end of the cord portion and is disposed between the ends of the shackle. The tongue further includes a plurality of apertures for receiving the pin. The pin extends substantially between the shackle apertures when inserted in the shackle and the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Tough Gear, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Walchle, Matthew Bridgewater, Jason Sarnowski, Cole Coker
  • Patent number: 8756773
    Abstract: A system of fasteners and connectors that can be used as part of fashion items such as jewelry, leather goods and garments is provided. One or more fasteners can be used interchangeably with a range of connectors to accommodate various kinds of decorative and functional applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cygnet Hill Ltd.
    Inventors: Sarah Yarger Kienzle, Siarhei Murauyou, Marianne Grisdale, Cliff Krapfl
  • Publication number: 20140150496
    Abstract: A multi-use jewelry device is disclosed that provides users with versatile jewelry, including rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, etc. The multi-use jewelry device comprises at least two finger rings and at least one jump ring that links the at least two finger rings together in series. The multi-use jewelry device can be folded up into a single overall ring configuration. A user would fold the finger rings upon each other, to form a stack. The multi-use jewelry device can then be unfolded for use as a pendant, a bracelet, or an earring. For example, once the finger rings are unfolded to form a strand, a necklace chain can be removably secured to at least one finger ring to form a pendant. Further, multiple strands can be connected together to form a bracelet. Additionally, an ear hook clasp can be removably secured to one of the finger rings to form an earring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Briggs-Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8739369
    Abstract: Clasp for a watch bracelet including a cover (2) connected on a first side to a first bracelet strand (6) and to a second bracelet strand (10) on a second side, with the insertion of a folding system (4) between the second bracelet strand (10) and the cover (2) of the clasp (1), wherein said folding system (4) includes first and second links (12, 14), the first link (12) is hinged by a first end to the second bracelet strand (10) and by a second end to the second link (14), the second link (14) is hinged in turn to the cover (2) of the clasp (1), the folding system (4) is moveable between a first position in which the first and second links (12, 14) are superposed on each other inside the cover (2) of the clasp (1), and a second position in which the first and second links (12, 14) are unfolded, said clasp (1) being characterized in that, in the first position of the folding system (4), the first link (12) is held folded down on the second link (14), the first link (12) therefore including first and second el
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Omega SA
    Inventors: Cédric Kaltenrieder, Rocco Catanese
  • Patent number: 8701438
    Abstract: A band has a major section of a major length with first and second free ends spaced by an opening of a minor length. First and second minor sections in a generally J-shaped configuration are coupled to each free end. The minor sections have lower, upper and intermediate segments. Each upper segment ends in a semicircular free tip. An opening is formed at each free tip. A decorative gem stone has an upper region in a generally dome-shaped configuration projecting above the upper segment. A topper is removably positioned within the opening and has a decorative center and opposed ends. The opposed ends include similarly configured first and second rings adapted to be removably coupled to the first and second minor sections of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: William S. Kovel
  • Publication number: 20140083133
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for wearing on a wrist or other body part including a central piece held on the body part by a pair of straps. The proximal end of a strap includes a mounting pin for sliding into and out of a slot on the central piece. The proximal end of the strap further includes a positioning curve which mates with a correspondingly shaped receiving curve on the central piece when the strap is properly affixed and centered on the central piece. When properly affixed and centered on the central piece, the positioning curve on the strap aligns with the receiving curve of the central piece, so that the positioning and receiving curves are at their lowest energy state, resisting lateral movement out of a centered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Salutron, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Jin Lee, Robert McClain
  • Publication number: 20140053603
    Abstract: An article of jewelry with interchangeable ornaments has an elongated support or a strand that has a proximal end that is permanently affixed to a first ring cap and a distal end that is removably affixed to a second ring cap. The second cap has female threads that threadably engage/disengage with a male threaded plug defined on the distal end of the strand to facilitate slidable insertion/removal of ornaments and smart beads. The first ring cap includes a clasp that is attachable to a loop of the second ring cap to define a closed position of the article. The first and second ring caps may include magnets that magnetically attach to each other that define an inbuilt clasp for the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: John Kaupp
  • Publication number: 20140047865
    Abstract: An enhancer for jewelry necklaces in which the enhancer is connected to lower ends of an upper strand and allows a plurality of lower strands to be attached to each respective enhancer so as to allow the consumer to provide a plurality of ornamental appearances for the resulting necklace structure. An alternative embodiment uses a single enhancer for allowing a plurality of decorative elements such as charms to be added to a necklace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara Bixby
  • Publication number: 20140047864
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the application discloses a connecting assembly for connecting a wearable band comprising at least one connector body, at least one linker, at least one slot, wherein the slot is configured on the connector body or configured on the linker; wherein the linker is configured to accept the protrusion to reversibly connect the linker to the connector body; and wherein the linker and the connector body comprise of material selected from silicone or a silicone composite. The connecting assembly may be used to carry or store personal and safety or security items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Yung-Cheng Lo, Yung-Fen Lo, Ching-Fu Lo
  • Publication number: 20140047866
    Abstract: A system and method for exhibiting granular material in an ornamental assembly. The sand represents a tangible embodiment of memories and emotional ties to a specific region. A transparent, flexible inner chamber holds the sand, and joins at two ends via a mating portion and a fastener. A similarly transparent, flexible outer portion encloses and contours to the shape of the inner chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: MARK VAUGHAN
  • Patent number: 8617683
    Abstract: A decorative assembly and a kit for creating a plurality of decorative assemblies including at least one foundation piece, at least one fanciful element and at least one connector to couple the fanciful element to the foundation piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Aubren M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130327087
    Abstract: The present invention provides an earphone catching necklace comprising a necklace with a clasp (or clasps) attached. The necklace is designed to be worn while the earphones are in use. The clasp (or clasps) on the necklace is large enough to enclose the earphone cord but is smaller than the actual ear buds. Therefore the clasp will catch the ear buds in the event that they fall out of the listener's ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: David A. Nadolny
  • Publication number: 20130305779
    Abstract: A finger ring, including a clasp joining the ends of a flexible band of material, is used with an ornamental charm having a through hole through which the material passes. The clasp includes a first and second clasp portions which join or separate first and second ends of the material. The band of material and at least one of the clasp portions are sized for passage through the through hole so that the charm can be positioned along the material. The finger ring with the charm is securable to a user's finger when the flexible band is wrapped around a user's finger and the clasp is in a joined state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Lori Bonn Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Lori Bonn Gallagher, William K. Gallagher, JR., Sabrina Ferrand
  • Publication number: 20130305782
    Abstract: A system and method for making jewelry comprising one or more than ornament with a mounting hole therethrough, where the mounting hole has a diameter; a flexible stringing material comprising a first end and a second opposing end. A first clasp element on the first end, where the first clasp element has a diameter, and the diameter of the first clasp element is greater than the diameter of the mounting hole. A mounting post attached to the second end, where the mounting post has a diameter, and the diameter of the mounting post is less than the diameter of the mounting hole. A second clasp element attachable to the mounting post, where the second clasp element has a diameter, and the diameter of the second clasp element is greater than the diameter of the mounting hole. The second clasp element can engage the first clasp element and thereafter be disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Arlene Theresa Butler
  • Publication number: 20130305780
    Abstract: A clasping apparatus having a main body a removable element coupled to a front surface of the main body. A second removable element may be coupled to a top surface of the main body. A first insert may be removably coupled to a first lateral side of the main body and a second insert may be removably coupled to a second lateral side of the main body. A band with a first end may be removably coupled to the first insert, and a second end may be removably coupled to the second insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Nicholas Constan CHRIST
  • Patent number: 8584263
    Abstract: The invention incorporates the use of reconstituted leather board in decorative wearing accessories such as cuffs, belts, necklaces, hat bands, headbands, bracelets, decorative chokers, vests and other wearing accessories for personal use and adornment worn by both men and women. Reconstituted leather board is incorporated into decorative wearing accessories so that the decorative wearing accessory is made stronger and more durable and at the same time also is more malleable and can be formed into a desired shape and maintain that shape through continuous wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Kathleen Anne Younger
  • Patent number: 8578573
    Abstract: A pin fastener includes a cylindrical body into which a pin is inserted, a coil spring wound on the outer periphery of the cylindrical body, and an outer cylindrical body surrounding the outer periphery of the cylindrical body and coil spring. A cut is provided in the cylindrical body, and a linear fastening portion of the coil spring is fitted into the cut, thereby forming a pin fastening narrowed portion between the fastening portion and a wall portion of the cylindrical body opposed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Yugen Kaisha Houseki-No-Angel
    Inventor: Hisajiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8573003
    Abstract: An article of jewelry with interchangeable ornaments has an elongated support or a strand that has a proximal end that is permanently affixed to a first ring cap mad a distal end that is removably affixed to a second ring cap. The second cap has female threads that threadably engage/disengage with a male threaded plug defined on the distal end of the strand to facilitate slidable insertions/removal of ornaments and smart beads. The first ring cap includes a clasp that is attachable to a loop of the second ring cap to define a closed position of the article. The first and second ring caps may include magnets that magnetically attach to each other that define an inbuilt clasp for the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: J.K. Jewelry, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kaupp
  • Patent number: 8522439
    Abstract: A system and method for stringing decorative elements onto a stringing element to make jewelry, such as a necklace or bracelet. A jig is provided that has holds a first tube. The first tube has a first end, a second end, an inside diameter and an outside diameter. The outside diameter is smaller than the inside diameter of the stringing holes in the decorative elements. The first tube is set as a cantilever. At least some of the decorative elements are set onto the first tube over its first end. The first tube extends through the stringing hole in each of the decorative elements. A stringing element is advanced through the first tube. The first tube is then removed. This leaves at least some of the stringing element strung through the stringing hole of each of the decorative elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher G. Neuman
  • Patent number: 8505334
    Abstract: In the context of a personal ornament, e.g., a finger ring, in which decorative member(s) is/are attached to cord loop(s), making size(s) of loop(s) variable creates the impression of a lighter grip and improves fit. A finger ring has cord made of transparent silicone rubber, support member, and decorative member. Cord is coiled in spiral fashion for two revolutions, forming two loops. One end of cord is secured to through-hole of support member. A portion near the middle of cord is inserted through through-hole of support member, and is capable of moving within through-hole. The other end of cord is secured within through-hole of support member. The two loops of the cord are inserted through decorative member, and cord is capable of moving within decorative member. Absolute and relative sizes of the two loops of cord change automatically in correspondence to changes in finger thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Masami Niikura
  • Patent number: 8499582
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and kit for the construction of jewelry and jewelry systems having interchangeable jewelry strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: James W. Carter
  • Publication number: 20130186134
    Abstract: A jewelry set includes a first jewelry item having a band for encircling a chosen part of a wearer's body and a second jewelry item having an attachment area and a decorative hoop, the hoop having a shape such that it can encircle the same chosen part of the wearer's body as the band. The first jewelry item has a connector for accepting and supporting the attachment area so that the hoop is maintained generally concentric with the band. The first jewelry item can be worn on the wearer's body either with both the band and the hoop encircling the chosen body part, or without the second jewelry item being attached, such that the second jewelry item can be worn separately from the first jewelry item. The first and second jewelry items may be, for example, a finger ring and a hoop earring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Dana M. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 8490429
    Abstract: An article of jewelry including a pliable strand; and a plurality of precious or semiprecious objects movably positioned along the pliable strand. Each of the plurality of objects including a magnetic insert extending between opposing surfaces, which itself is formed from two magnets separated by a magnetic stabilizer and aligned such that the opposing ends of the magnetic insert have the same polarity thereby creating repulsive forces between each of the plurality of objects along the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 8479536
    Abstract: A method and system providing for customizable jewelry is disclosed. The customizable jewelry system comprises a plurality of jewelry strands with releasable clasps at each end and multi-connector findings. The multi-connector findings are connectors with multiple loops capable of being a connecting joint to the jewelry strands. The multi-connector findings are especially suitable for multiple layer necklaces and belts. The opposing ends of each jewelry strand can be releasably secured to one another and to multi-connector findings to form various structures suitable for use as necklace, bracelet, chain belt, or other component jewelry accessory. Each strand can be repeatedly utilized in multiple jewelry item combinations. Each strand within a jewelry structure can also be removed or substituted with another strand to achieve any configuration that is desirable for a particular outfit and setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Sheila A. Masterson
  • Patent number: 8474108
    Abstract: A connector with two magnets with like poles facing towards each other. A first magnet of the two magnets is fixedly attached to a support base and female receptacle situated above the same pole of the first magnet. The second magnet is fixedly attached to a male flange adapted for passage through the female receptacle. The male flange and second magnet are further fixedly attached to a length of material which is longer than the female receptacle, such that the male flange remains within the female receptacle in an assembled condition due to a magnetic force pushing each magnet away from the other. Another embodiment includes a method of use, including lining up the male flange into the female receptacle for locking and pushing down and slightly transversely on the male flange to unlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Harald Eisenberger
  • Patent number: 8464405
    Abstract: A clasp according to an embodiment of the invention has a first annular body and a second annular body, the first annular body extending along an outer surface on one side of a semispherical portion of the spherical jewelry product, and the second annular body extending along an outer surface on the other side of the semispherical portion of the spherical jewelry product. In the case where two adjacent clasps are used so as to form a pair and in the case where the pair of clasps are closed, the shape of the proximal end of each of the first and second annular bodies is configured such that the proximal end in one clasp extends so as to pass through the inside of the other clasp and such that the proximal end in the other clasp extends so as to pass through the inside of one clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Mikimoto
    Inventor: Yukiko Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20130091894
    Abstract: An interchangeable and customizable jewelry system that includes a primary jewelry strand extending from a first end to a second end with a midpoint therebetween. The primary jewelry strand also includes a first segment extending from the midpoint to the first end and a second segment extending from the midpoint to the second end. A first eyelet is formed in the first and second segments wherein the first eyelet of the first segment is equally spaced with the first eyelet of the second segment. A first hook is pivotally attached to the first end and a second hook is pivotally attached to the second end of the primary jewelry strand. The first hook releasably attaches to one of the second hook and the first eyelet of the second segment and the second hook releasably attaches to one of the first hook and the first eyelet of the first segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Annelise Brown
  • Publication number: 20130074545
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a charm strap. More particularly, the invention encompasses a snap charm bolder and charm strap. The present invention is also directed to a novel method of interchangeably securing charms to an inventive charm strap. The present invention is also directed to a novel securing means for a charm strap having at least one interchangeable charm. The present invention is also directed to a novel jewelry strap with interchangeable snaps and snap charm holders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donna Lynn Moloney
  • Publication number: 20120324947
    Abstract: A method for applying jewelry especially in connection with functional items such as medical alert bracelets and replaces the cumbersome and difficult to open traditional clasps. The clasps can hold tight, yet allow those without fine motor skills to easily clasp and unclasp the jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Margaret Jordan Opperman, Fred Lane
  • 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: 20120318018
    Abstract: Bracelet clasp (1) with a buckle (10) having strands carrying shouldered pins (6, 7) cooperating with eyes (8, 9) in the buckle, with two pushers (11, 12) antagonistic against springs, each controlling two bolts (15, 16; 17, 18). The first pusher (11) integrally drives a first bolt (15) opposite a first pin (6) and a second bolt (16) opposite a second pin (7), and the second pusher (12) independently drives a first bolt (17) opposite said first pin (6) and a second bolt (18) opposite said second pin (7), so that only the combined actuation of the two pushers (11, 12) drives all of the bolts (15, 16, 17, 18) through their entire release travel to release said pins (6, 7) and one of the bolts (17, 18) remains locked during insertion of a pin (6, 7) in an eye (8, 9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: MONTRES BREGUET SA
    Inventors: Laurent MOUCHE, Tommaso BIRAGHI, Stéphane CADAU, Cédric MEILLER
  • Publication number: 20120234043
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to wearable item holders including a receptacle configured to releasably retain an item, the receptacle including a bottom surface, a lip that defines a periphery of an opening, and a groove defined between the lip and the bottom surface, the groove being configured to receive and retain edges of the item, and a supporting member coupled to the receptacle, the supporting member being configured to bear at least a portion of the weight of the receptacle and the item when the item holder is worn by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: PENNYBANDZ, LLC
    Inventor: Alberto Guerrero, II