Chain Link Or Bead Patents (Class 63/38)
  • Patent number: 10595596
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modifiable band jewelry, which comprises a fibre band made of fibre threads or yarns, said band having one or more openings or loops, and at least one ornament or charm having an upper ornamental part with a lower surface connected to a lower male part, where the ornament or charm is removably attached to the band with the male part being inserted into one of said openings or loops. The fibre band may be made of several fibre threads or yarns being braided, plaited, woven, crocheted, knitted or twisted together, and a major part of the material forming the fibre threads or yarns may be synthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NOVA STELLA APS
    Inventor: Søren Thisted Madsen
  • Patent number: 10575604
    Abstract: A transformable structure reconfigurable between in-line and simulative configurations. Head beading, an anterior engaging bead, anterior appendage beading, a central bead, posterior appendage beading, a posterior engaging bead, and terminal beading are connected in series. The central bead has anterior and posterior cavities, and receivable portions of the engaging beads are respectively received in the cavities when the structure is in the simulative configuration. An elastic core passes through the beading, and the transformable structure can be reconfigured between in-line and simulative configurations by a relative twisting and untwisting of the components. The anterior and posterior engaging beads can be spherical, and the anterior and posterior cavities can be hemispherical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Richard R. Kimbrough, Robert Schuyler, David Fuhrer
  • Publication number: 20150114039
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Lee Antony Gray, Jean-Pierre Selbe, Weerasak Wannachai
  • Patent number: 9010147
    Abstract: Jewelry items are provided having a plurality of modular elements which are capable of changing from a contracted configuration to an extended configuration, varying the dimensions thereof. Methods for making jewelry items which are capable of changing from contracted to extended configurations are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Barbazza Fratelli SAS—di Barbazza Roberto e C.
    Inventor: Piero Barbazza
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140345321
    Abstract: An article of jewelry for wearing on the body may comprise a sintered polycrystalline diamond compact with substantially no metal catalyst. As many of the metal catalysts commonly used in the art are known to cause skin irritation, such a sintered compact with substantially no metal catalyst may be more biocompatible than previously known. A method for forming such a biocompatible sintered polycrystalline diamond compact comprises mixing diamond powder and metal catalyst powder into a mixture and sintering the mixture under elevated temperature and pressure conditions to form a sintered compact. The sintered compact may then be leached in an acid or other solution to substantially remove the metal catalyst from the sintered compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald B. Crockett, Neil Cannon
  • Patent number: 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: 8857059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufactured article comprising a support component (2) delimiting therein at least one receiving seat (3), at least one inserted component (4) designed to be seated in a respective receiving seat (3) in the support component (2), and binding means for binding the inserted component (4) to a respective receiving seat (3). The at least one inserted component (4) is mounted for rotation in the at least one receiving seat (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dibi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Bizzotto
  • Patent number: 8621723
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and related methods of differentiating an item or improving its aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Callahan Meissner
  • Patent number: 8601784
    Abstract: Link for a wristwatch, characterized in that it comprises a central core connecting a lower wing and an upper wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Cédric Kaltenrieder
  • Patent number: 8595907
    Abstract: The necklace clasp fastener for a string of beads consists of a male bead member, and a female bead member, that do not have any visible loop or eyelets for assembling and holding a string of beads together when the male and female bead members are snapped together. The resulting bead configured clasp is almost undetectable from the outside of the beaded necklace which creates an unbroken, unified string of beads for a much more aesthetic and beautiful piece of jewelry. The improved clasp of the invention provides a safety feature to guard against breakage. The two parts are designed to snap together with enough force to hold the necklace on the wearer under normal wear and use. If, however, the necklace catches on to something, the clasp will release easily from the wearer instead of breaking the necklace, and releasing the beads all over the place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Katz, Timothy John Lambert
  • 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: 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: 8448465
    Abstract: A gemstone and link assembly for forming a piece of jewelry. The gemstone is cut to provide enhanced brilliance and radiance. The gemstone is securely maintained within the link. The link is fabricated of reduced metal thus providing an aesthetically pleasing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Firestar Diamond, Inc.
    Inventor: Nirav Modi
  • Publication number: 20130055762
    Abstract: A watchband link includes a moulded plastics upper part having first snap-engagement means. The upper part is formed of light-transmissive plastics material. A moulded plastics lower part has second snap-engagement means cooperative with those of the first snap-engagement means to secure the upper part and lower part together. The lower part has features of shape that are visible through the upper part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Wai-Ho Eddie Leung
  • Patent number: 8375586
    Abstract: An article of jewelry and method of manufacture, 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: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Publication number: 20130025318
    Abstract: An ornamental rod-like body includes a strap-shaped ornamental body 1 for ornamental purposes includes a multiple granular ornamental bodies 2 selected from the group consisting of jewel, artificial jewel 2A, bead, noble-metal ball, and metal ball; a connecting member 3 configured to arrange the granular ornamental bodies in a plurality of rows and connect them to each other; and an adhesion member having a adhesive layer 4 made of hot-melt adhesive configured to be adhered to a backside of the connecting member. The strap-shaped ornamental body is adhered and secured via the adhesion member in a state where granular ornamental bodies are wound and exposed radially outward of the adhesion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Kiyohara Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masakichi Nezuka
  • Patent number: 8281616
    Abstract: A bracelet with links articulated to each other like a hinge, includes first links provided with a male hinge part pierced by a first through hole, second links provided with a female hinge part pierced by second and third through hole, the first, second and third holes forming an alignment when a male hinge part is engaged in a female hinge part. The bracelet further includes pins occupying the hole alignments, and axial locking elements for the pins formed of a first radially elastic tube and a second tube, axially locked in the first through holes, the pins being driven inside the first slit tubes. The first and second tubes include an annular end via which the tubes are secured to each other so as to preserve the radial elasticity of the first tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Montres Rado S.A.
    Inventors: Kurt Bergundthal, Vincent Brunner
  • Publication number: 20120198885
    Abstract: Housing insert (2) for a spacer (3) of a ceramic link (1) for a bracelet (1000), including a housing (4) for receiving a spacer (3) having one end (9). It includes an external machined portion (6) arranged to cooperate with said housing (4) and an internal machined portion (7) including a substantially cylindrical bearing area (8), arranged to closely receive said end (9) and having a smaller diameter than that of said end (9). Equipped link (10) including a link (1) of this type and an insert (2) of this type fixed in said housing (4). Bracelet (1000) including a plurality of equipped lateral (13) links (10) into which removably mounted spacers (3) are driven. Bracelet (1000) including intermediate links (14) assembled to pivot freely relative to said spacers (3) or relative to pins (12) pivotably mounted in said equipped links (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicants: COMADUR S.A., MONTRES RADO SA
    Inventors: Sébastien BOLZT, Sylvain BOUCARD, Christian VERDON, Alain GEISER
  • Patent number: 8196428
    Abstract: A display device and method of bead display for mounting an ornamental bead on a piece of jewelry in a bead receipt area having a curved light-reflective area for directing ambient and reflected light through and/or against the ornamental bead to highlight and illuminate the ornamental bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Alan L. Meltzer
  • Patent number: 8196338
    Abstract: Fishing line stops are disclosed. Fishing line stops illustratively include a lid and a main body. The lid has inner and outer walls. The lid outer wall forms a portion of an outer surface of the fishing line stop. The lid inner wall has first and second surfaces. The lid inner wall first and second surfaces are separated from each other by a lid offset that runs perpendicular to a central longitudinal axis. The main body has inner and outer walls. The main body inner wall forms another portion of the outer surface of the fishing line stop. The main body inner wall has first and second surfaces. The main body inner wall first and second surfaces are separated from each other by a main body offset that runs perpendicular to the central longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick J. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 8156759
    Abstract: The present invention particularly relates to a novel type of hinge to be used for sequentially interconnecting different elemental jewelry units of a jewelry item. Type of hinge constructions used in jewelry making of prior art do not permit the jewelry item to retain during use its appropriate shape which is required for bringing out beauty value of the jewelry item like the diamond-studded necklace. The necklace may present itself as an ordinary metal chain, which, as if, “falls down loose”, giving a U-shape or any other unplanned shape. Hinge-construction of prior art does not restrict movement of different elemental jewelry units in different unplanned directions. The difficulty becomes more pronounced when very small size diamonds are used in the necklace. The novel type of hinge of the present invention provides two mating pairs for each elemental jewelry units permit each unit to have predetermined appropriate amounts of clockwise and anticlockwise rotational motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Shishir Balkrishna Nevatia
  • Publication number: 20120080140
    Abstract: A closure bead provides a self-closing feature for closing the ends of stringing material. When jewelry is prepared, the closure bead may be used to close the ends of the stringing material after attaching the clasp, extension, jump ring, pendant, or the like. The closure bead may provide self-sealing closures that are designed to seal the ends of stringing elements, such as jewelry strands, ski ropes, climbing ropes, tool hangers, picture hangers, organizers, working ropes and the like. The closure bead may be used in various ways in various fields. For example, the device may be used in the medical field as a closure device, or in computers, electronics or children's toys as a way to seal wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Meshia Rene Arebalo
  • Patent number: 8132596
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of using a bead weaving device for assisting manufacturing by jewelry makers and facilitating the positioning, stringing, cross-weaving, peyote chain maille, and accurate sizing for but not limited to necklaces, bracelets, and other hand woven beaded products. The bead weaving device includes the following components: an inclined sizing plate optionally including an imperial-measure graduated scale and/or a metric-measure graduated scale, a brass toggle half securer, a stabilizer, a support base and removably couplable peyote block attachment and a support arm. The support base of the device is adapted for use on the lap of a user or on the surface of a substrate such as a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Robert F. Weidler, Renda K. Weidler
  • Patent number: 8075822
    Abstract: The method of fabricating a stone-hard, mold-free, scented and decorative bead includes the steps of drying flower petals, finely chopping the dried petals, simmering the finely chopped petals, cooking off excess fluid from the simmered petals and straining to form a pulp, spreading the pulp and placing in a food dehydrator on low setting to form a dried pulp, milling the dried pulp m a flour mill on highest/finest setting to form a petal powder, mixing the petal powder with gum arabic solution and either flower oil or olive oil to form a clay composition, using either a form or hand rolling the clay composition to form a bead, piercing the bead with a pin, rotating the bead on the pin to form a dned bead, removing the dried bead from the pin to form a pierced bead, determining if a smoother surface is desired, if so buffing with final finish sandpaper, and determining if a shiny bead is desired, if so touching lightly petroleum jelly onto the pierced bead and wiping off to shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Lynne A. Strollo, Christine Fasano
  • Patent number: 7922002
    Abstract: A kit for making jewelry encoded with a secret message. The kit includes a plurality of beads, each bead having an indicator corresponding to an alpha-numeric symbol. The beads are grouped together and held in a container having separate compartments for each grouping. Threads for stringing together the beads are provided and may be elasticized. A first user chooses beads and assembles them in a predetermined order onto a thread to make an article of jewelry. The predetermined order is chosen to encode a secret message. A second user utilizes a decoder to decode the secret message. Two different decoders may be utilized to decode the message. The first is a card depicting each color bead with its corresponding symbol. The second is a device having an individual keyboard key for each alphanumeric symbol where a depiction of each of the beads is shown on the keyboard key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Marci Braunstein
  • Patent number: 7891095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method of producing in one and the same operation precious hallmarked precious metal products. The method is particularly suited for production of such precious metal products, i.e. jewelry and objets d'art, which have complex geometries. The basic principle of the invention is the use of the free form fabrication FFF, method known per se which involve a stepwise build-up in layers of the product from a precious-metal-containing metal powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Christer Jonsson, Towe Norlén, Lena Thorsson, Björn Eklund
  • Patent number: 7856805
    Abstract: The invention concerns a non-extending hinged bracelet including a plurality of links (6, 6?) hinged one after the other, each of the links including on one side a male hinge element and on the other side a female hinge element, the male hinge element of one link (6) being inserted in the female hinge element of the next link (6?) to form a hinge (1), said hinge elements being traversed by a pin forming the articulation of the hinge (1), a U-shaped part (14) which covers said hinge (1) including branches (16) which are engaged on either side of the hinge (1) and which have holes (18) in which the ends of the pin are engaged, said bracelet being characterized in that a cover (12) extending between two adjacent links (6, 6?) is arranged between the hinge (1) and the U-shaped part (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventors: Sébastien Hostettler, Philippe Loetscher
  • Patent number: 7854972
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ornament comprising a spherical body (D) with a through-hole (10) and a hanging wire member (6) inserted into the through-hole (10). The through-hole (10) is formed by connecting through a first hole (1) and a second hole (2) that are drilled toward the center (S) of the spherical body (P), respectively from right-left symmetrical positions in the upper half section (U) of the spherical body (D). A curved surface (5) is formed by cutting off the vertical type (4) of the inclined angle formed by the first hole (1) and the second hole (2) in the through-hole (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Yugen Kaisha Shinjudo
    Inventor: Shun Yoshiya
  • Publication number: 20100264056
    Abstract: A kit for making jewelry encoded with a secret message. The kit includes a plurality of beads, each bead having an indicator corresponding to an alpha-numeric symbol. The beads are grouped together and held in a container having separate compartments for each grouping. Threads for stringing together the beads are provided and may be elasticized. A first user chooses beads and assembles them in a predetermined order onto a thread to make an article of jewelry. The predetermined order is chosen to encode a secret message. A second user utilizes a decoder to decode the secret message. Two different decoders may be utilized to decode the message. The first is a card depicting each color bead with its corresponding symbol. The second is a device having an individual keyboard key for each alphanumeric symbol where a depiction of each of the beads is shown on the keyboard key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Marci Braunstein
  • Publication number: 20100251768
    Abstract: A bracelet comprising interconnected blocks for use in the Pro-Life movement for reminding people of the reproductive process associated with the human fetuses, each block containing an individualized prayer on the reverse side. The bracelet portrays continual development from the fertilization stage and through the last month of birth. The present invention is a Pro-life religious bracelet designed for use by the Pro-life movement to help people understand the various stages of conception and perhaps dissuade individuals from performing abortions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: John R. McAnally
  • Patent number: 7805881
    Abstract: A device made of a thermoplastic material having two portions connected together with a web or hinge. A first portion forms a main body and the second portion forms a lid or cover. When the lid is aligned and closed onto the main body, the shape of the unitary device may be spherical, elliptical or another shape. The main body allows for one or more lines or strings to rest within a channel formed in the main body parallel to a pivot axis of the hinge so that when the lid is closed into the main body the strings are trapped within the channel of the main body by the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Patrick John Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20100242541
    Abstract: An ornamental rod-like body includes a strap-shaped ornamental body 1 for ornamental purposes includes a multiple granular ornamental bodies 2 selected from the group consisting of jewel, artificial jewel 2A, bead, noble-metal ball, and metal ball; a connecting member 3 configured to arrange the granular ornamental bodies in a plurality of rows and connect them to each other; and an adhesion member having a adhesive layer 4 made of hot-melt adhesive configured to be adhered to a backside of the connecting member. The strap-shaped ornamental body is adhered and secured via the adhesion member in a state where granular ornamental bodies are wound and exposed radially outward of the adhesion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: KIYOHARA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakichi Nezuka
  • Publication number: 20100223955
    Abstract: An attractive article of jewelry has a set of round and oblong beads strung together onto a strand of material in such a manner that the round and oblong beads correspond to the letters of Morse code. An attractive article of jewelry thus presents a hidden message. A third type of bead, in shape and/or color can be employed to separate letters in the message and to also separate words. Additional trinkets, serving to both make the article of jewelry more attractive and, as distractors for the hidden message, can be used, too. The article of jewelry is attractive in its own merit and, yet, provides a hidden message which is discernable only when one realizes that the beads, rounds and oblong in shape, are the dots and dashes of Morse coding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Olga Ramos-Reymann
  • Publication number: 20100192630
    Abstract: A jewelry piece comprising strands made from connected links wherein complementary strands may be interconnected to form double strands or larger strands consisting of multiple interconnected single strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Sorenson
  • Publication number: 20100024482
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to jewellery making and particularly relates to intertwined-braidlike jewellery and novel method of making the same. When completed jewellery item is made by assembling many very small elemental jewellery units, the work of formation of interconnections of assembled small units poses many difficulties for the artisans which add to the cost and time-duration of assembly work. This assembled completed jewellery item also presents a flat two dimensional appearance which reduces both attractiveness and hence value of jewellery item. The present invention provides a novel shape of small elemental jewellery units, such that the work of interconnecting them avoids the need of wire-bending and soldering during interconnection-work, used by earlier jewellery making methods. This novel method of assembly of very small elemental jewellery units gives additional advantage of presenting a three dimensional appearance, thereby increasing attractiveness and value of jewellery item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Shishir Balkrishna Nevatia
  • Publication number: 20090277221
    Abstract: A bead having a cylindrical opening for passage of a strand and a crest mounted on the strand. The opening comprises central cavity having a first diameter, and first and second ends each having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter of the central cavity. The first and second ends further comprises a notch disposed at a selected position along the circumference of the opening, wherein the notch at the first end is not radially aligned along the longitudinal bead axis with the notch at the second end. The diameter of the opening is sufficient along its entire length to permit an unadorned strand to pass through and be rotated freely. The crest is of a size and shape selected to pass through either end of the opening by aligning the crest with the corresponding notch at that end, but is too large to pass through either of the ends of the opening when not aligned with a corresponding notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Halia Accessories Inc.
    Inventor: Santi MONGKHONPRADIT
  • Patent number: 7607320
    Abstract: An article of jewelry that includes removably interlocked links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Amit Perle
  • Publication number: 20090205100
    Abstract: A thong panty or thong bathing suit with detachable interchangeable jewelry constructed of a generally triangular shaped front piece and a jewelry thong formed by three beaded strings each having one end connected to a central member and one free end equipped with a clasp for connecting to three rings at three corners of the front piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Tyrone Flower, Elizabeth Flower
  • Patent number: 7556760
    Abstract: In the method, an upper mould is fixed on an upper portion of a base body, and a lower mould is provided. When the primary molding is performed, the lower mould moves up at a different speed. The beads are drilled during the primary molding. After the primary molding, the lower mould moves down slightly. Gases generated while a material for the beads is cured are discharged, and the lower mould moves up to secondarily mold the beads. The lower mould is positioned on a pin plate fixed to a piston shaft of a cylinder. Semi-circular recesses of the lower mould are provided with pin holes. While pins fitted into the pin plate enters into and exits from the pin holes, the beads are drilled. The pin plate moves down by descent of the lifting plate, and thus the pins escape from the molded beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventors: Young Nam Rhee, Sang Min Rhee
  • Patent number: 7540172
    Abstract: A modifiable jewelry piece including a strand and one or more adjustable retainers. The adjustable retainers include an interior structure configured to establish a frictional engagement with the outer surface of the strand. The jewelry piece wearer may select the location of the placement of the adjustable retainer anywhere along the length of the strand. The interior structure may be a solid or semi-solid having high surface tension or rough surface profile. The interior structure may alternatively be a mechanical capturing device. The jewelry piece also includes one or two end connectors having a slot and flange arrangement for easy passage of beads thereover only when desired. The flange and slot are arranged for alignment with threaded and flanged beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Chamilia, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Julkowski, Troy Sergent
  • Publication number: 20090090133
    Abstract: An item of jewelry is manufactured almost entirely from biodegradable and/or recycled. According to a presently preferred embodiment, jewelry is made primarily from a cornstarch based resin. The resin is used to form beads which are strung together to form a bracelet, a necklace or an earring. According to some embodiments, a charm bearing an environmental message is attached to the string of beads. The charm may be made from biodegradable material or from recycled metal such as recycled brass. The jewelry is preferably packaged in a clear envelope which is also made from cornstarch based resin. A hang tag is attached to the envelope with organic hemp string. The hang tag is made from unbleached post-consumer waste recycled paper and is printed with a soy based ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Chung-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 7503187
    Abstract: A clasp for releasably fastening two objects is disclosed. The clasp includes a male member and a female member. The female member includes a displaceable member that is movable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the displaceable member precludes insertion of the male member into or removal of the male member from the female member. In the second position, the male member may be inserted into or removed from the female member. Alternatively, the clasp may include two objects that each contain both male and female parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Spectrum Gems, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Richardson
  • Publication number: 20090056378
    Abstract: A bracelet is made from a clasp and multiple linking pieces (that may be a charm, link or watch) and each of the linking pieces has a male end with a lip and a notch on its bottom side and a bar held in a female end to create a defined opening. Two linking pieces of the bracelet are interlinked to one another by inserting the notch of a first piece in the defined opening of a second piece when an insertion angle formed between the bottom sides of the two pieces is less than ninety degrees and then increasing the insertion angle to greater than ninety degrees so that the bar of the second piece is retained within the notch of the first piece and cannot be removed unless the insertion angle is decreased to less than ninety degrees. The clasp can be a one-piece clasp or a two-piece clasp, both of which will link to a female link end of a first link and a male end of a second link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Angela Tonali, Ivano Torresan
  • Publication number: 20090031757
    Abstract: A modular toy bracelet that is easily constructable, interchangeable, lightweight, adjustable, and fashionable. The bracelet comprises a plurality of connecting cases, with each connecting case having a top portion and a bottom portion removably attached at the back side to form an interior cavity when the top portion is closed over the bottom portion. The bracelet is preferably used to hold in the interior cavity articles such as cosmetics, edibles, and other small items. The bracelet comprises a plurality of connecting cases that are removably and interchangeably linked together on the lateral sides. The plurality of connecting cases with different shapes, colors, and designs may be interchangeably and hingedly linked to each other by mixing and matching the different connecting cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: FUNKI LLC
    Inventor: Kristin Norris Harding
  • Patent number: 7472564
    Abstract: The links (1) are formed by a set of parts (3, 4, 6, 9, 15) including at least two caps (3, 4) including, on the one hand, means for assembling (13, 14, 15) their feet (3b, 4b) to hold, between their heads (3a, 4a) a decorative casing element (9), and on the other hand, locking means (6, 16) at the junction of their feet (3b, 4b) for immobilising each link (1) on the connecting member. The preferred embodiment includes a rigid tube (15) assembling the feet (3b, 4b) and holding a deformable insert locking the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventors: Sébastien Bolzt, Domenico Leo, David Apotheloz
  • Patent number: 7458233
    Abstract: The invention is intended for use in jewelry industry. A composite set of jewelry ornaments contains decorative elements in the form of settings with stones and a connector with a lock, characterized in that it contains tubular elements and tubular elements in combination with settings with stones. The tubular elements are provided with one or more cross through openings. The settings are provided with eyeholes or through mounting openings. The ratio of length to diameter of tubular elements is in the range of from 1/1 to 30/1. All components of the set are made of precious metals or alloys thereof or plated with precious metals or alloys thereof. Tubular elements may be arcuate or bent at an angle, S-shaped, faceted, e.g., tri-, tetra-, penta-, hexahedral or dome-shaped, or in the form of paraboloid of revolution, or in the form of a series of spheres having equal or different diameters with polished or mat surface or with a combination of both types of surface states, or with shaped surface, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Guelena Eduardovna Tcharnotskaia
  • Patent number: 7444836
    Abstract: A link with a first segment (3) of nearly constant width whereon near its free end (4) it has a transverse oblong slot (5), originating a bracket-shaped bridge (6), at the other end the segment (3) narrows and joins the second segment (8), which also has nearly constant width, smaller than the length of the slot (5) in the first segment (3), with the second segment (8) bent, towards its origin, in a position parallel to the first segment; the segments (3) and (8) having a length such as to leave between their approached free ends a space (13) that is a little greater than the thickness of the strip with which the link is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Alano Daniele Galligani
  • Patent number: 7409763
    Abstract: A jewelry article includes an elongated support and a multiplicity of beads strung along the support. At least one of the beads constitutes a locking bead consisting of a substantially closed hollow shell with a pair of aligned holes sized to slideably receive the support. A heat-shrinkable plastic tube is positioned inside the shell with its opposite ends captured by portions of said shell around the holes. The tube has a heat-deformed inner wall which substantially conforms to the support so as to permanently anchor the bead to the support. A method of stringing the locking bead is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald Pratt
  • Patent number: 7392666
    Abstract: An accessory in the form of a metal-wire meshed tube body having a dual structure is provided wherein a metal-wire meshed tube body with fine mesh density is incorporated inside a metal-wire meshed tube body with coarse mesh density. The accessory is provided in the form of a combination of a couple of meshed tube bodies formed by weaving metal wire to have respective different mesh density, wherein a dual-structure meshed tube body 3 is composed of a metal meshed tube body 1 with coarse mesh density positioned outwardly and a metal meshed tube body 2 with fine mesh density positioned inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Namiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiromasa Namiki