Chain Patents (Class 63/4)
  • Patent number: 10327490
    Abstract: An accessory attachment system that embodies devices and a method for converting clasp-style fasteners to push-pull detachable fasteners, thereby facilitating attachment of accessories having clasp-style fasteners or any accessory having opposing ends so that they are “ready-to-wear”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Arika Miller Pevenstein
  • Patent number: 9883721
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a multi-membered bracelet. The palm bracelet includes three members connected by connecting chains. In some embodiments, one of the three members is configured to rest within the space between the thumb and index finger. In some embodiments, one of the connecting chains is configured to rest within the space between the thumb and index finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: M. Cohen, Inc.
    Inventor: Maor M. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150107300
    Abstract: A link assembly has a first link with an inner major surface and an opposite outer major surface, and a second link releasably engageable with the first link. The first link has two locking pins and two control pins, movable simultaneously with each other. When the first link engages the second link, the control pins move between locking and unlocked positions. When the control pins are in the locking positions, part of each locking pin is received within a respective hole of the second link to prevent disengagement of the first link from the second link. When the control pins are in the unlocked positions, the locking pins are clear of the holes to disengage the first link from the second link. Each control pin extends through a respective opening of the first link inner major surface. A spring biases the locking pins away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Chung Nam Watch Company Limited
    Inventor: Siu Ming Raymond CHAN
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140307531
    Abstract: External extension piece for a case of a watch or jewel. The extension piece is removable and includes, for housing an auxiliary function or a particular component, at least one housing which is delimited by a body of substantially annular shape, this body being held confined and clamped between, on the one hand, a base, and on the other hand, a cap including an aperture at the level of each this housing, by a securing and clamping means or by screws. This cap includes a continuous elastic holding means around and inside this aperture. This housing confines a spherical moving element with minimum play projecting through this aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Montres Jaquet Droz SA
    Inventors: Maamar BOULARAS, Yann Leiggener
  • Patent number: 8820116
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Yoi Sik Kim
  • 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: 8739506
    Abstract: Housing insert for a spacer of a ceramic link for a bracelet, including a housing for receiving a spacer having one end. It includes an external machined portion arranged to cooperate with this housing and an internal machined portion including a substantially cylindrical bearing area, arranged to closely receive this end and having a smaller diameter than that of this end. An equipped link includes such a link and such an insert of this type fixed in this housing. A bracelet including includes a plurality of equipped lateral links into which removably mounted spacers are driven. This bracelet includes intermediate links assembled to pivot freely relative to these spacers or relative to pins pivotably mounted in these equipped links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Montres Rado SA, Comadur S.A.
    Inventors: Sébastien Bolzt, Sylvain Boucard, Christian Verdon, Alain Geiser
  • Patent number: 8621886
    Abstract: The jewelry safety chain device is a flexible cable which has a first end spaced apart from a second end, a loop disposed on the flexible cable first end, a clasp disposed on the flexible cable second end, a plurality of eye screws, each eye screw having an eyelet, a shaft extended from the eyelet, a point disposed distally on the shaft, a thread disposed on the shaft medially from the point, each eye screw configured to selectively attach to a link of an existing multi-link band of an existing jewelry item, the flexible cable and cable loop configured to attach to one of the eyelets, the flexible cable configured to pass through a remainder of the eyelets and the clasp configured to attach to one of the eyelets, thereby removably securing a chosen pair of links together in preventing inadvertent jewelry item loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Terence Wallace
  • Publication number: 20140000313
    Abstract: Jewellery items are provided having a plurality of modular elements wherein at least one of such modular elements comprises: at least three connection points for connecting to three further modular elements, each connection point being suitable for connecting said at least one modular element to a further modular element; and at least one intermediate portion, interposed between a first connection point for connection to a first further modular element and a second connection point for connection to a second further modular element of said three connection points, said at least one intermediate portion being configured so as to allow the interposition of a further fourth element between said further first modular element and said further second modular element, wherein said at least one modular element is connected to said three further modular elements and operatively associated with said further fourth modular element so as to allow the jewellery item to pass from a contracted configuration to an extended c
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: BARBAZZA FRATELLI SAS - di Barbazza Roberto e C.
    Inventor: Piero Barbazza
  • Publication number: 20130333418
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a first interchangeable segment having first and second ends separated by a first length. The first interchangeable segment may include a first connector at the first end and a second connector at the second end. A second interchangeable segment may have third and fourth ends separated by a second length. The second interchangeable segment may include a third connector at the third end and a fourth connector at the fourth end. The first and second interchangeable segments may connect to at least partially encircle a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Chad M. Anger
  • Publication number: 20130319042
    Abstract: An adjustable link for a bracelet, including first and second half links longitudinally moveable via cooperation of a guide and a complementary guide, and captived by cooperation of a stopping mechanism and a complementary stopping mechanism. The first half link includes a longitudinal finger with a locking mechanism including a radial elastic return moveable between folded and unfolded positions, and the second half link includes a longitudinal channel allowing the finger to pass in only one of the folded or unfolded positions, and, in proximity to the channel, a complementary locking mechanism cooperating, in at least one locking position, with the locking mechanism in the other of the folded or unfolded positions, the locking mechanism and complementary locking mechanism together defining at least two of the longitudinally separate locking positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Omega SA
    Inventor: Daniel Knuchel
  • Patent number: 8567172
    Abstract: A connecting unit including an outer frame member having a pair of hole sections, a pair of first connecting sections and long holes for inserting a controller. The connecting unit further includes a holding frame body which includes through-holes at positions corresponding to the long holes, slide members which include a second connecting section which protrudes and retracts from the pair of hole sections and slide in the extending direction of the long holes by slide operation of the controller, elastic members which bias the slide members to an opposite direction of an insertion direction of the controller and a locking member which locks the slide member at a position where connection between the second connecting section and the first connecting section of the adjacent segment members is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Asami
  • Publication number: 20130263625
    Abstract: The customizable jewelry of the invention includes bezels of various shapes. Each bezel includes a magnet or magnetized base. The bezel is preferably formed from zinc alloy, but is not limited to such construction. Whatever shape the bezel takes, it preferably includes a raised perimeter wall around a base. Buttons, or other decorative pieces, mimic the shape of the bezel and fit within the perimeter bezel wall, and held in place by the magnet of the bezel. Multiple bezels can be linked together to form a bracket or similar piece of jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Mary Catherine Taylor-Cattapan
  • Publication number: 20130239610
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an assembly type accessory. The assembly type accessory includes: a plurality of initial blocks each having an insertion hole formed from side to side thereof; and a rail part which is inserted into the insertion hole of each initial block and connects the plurality of initial blocks. The present invention as described above is advantageous because a rail is inserted into the insertion hole formed in the initial blocks so as to adjust the length of a finished product so that there is no concern at all that a space will be generated between the initial blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Dong-Youn Lim
  • Patent number: 8474238
    Abstract: A jewelry link assembly and method in which successive links are slipped onto prior links and are held together without the need for soldering between adjacent links. An infinitely hinged connection between adjacent links is formed permitting substantial flexibility when the hinged link bracelet assembly is so constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Elegant Collection
    Inventor: Saayli Dhongade
  • 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: 20130104600
    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: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Emily Graves Crittenden
  • 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: 20130055761
    Abstract: A piece of jewelry is provided having a chain and a cap attached to the chain. A base is joined to the cap. A plurality of extensions are positioned within the base and nested within one another. An inner most extension is removably joined to the cap so that cap secures the inner most extension while the plurality of extensions telescopically extend when pulled away from the cap. The inner most extension detaches from the cap when the plurality of extensions are fully extended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: LOXX, LLC
    Inventors: Lauren Alford, John R. Buse
  • Patent number: 8375585
    Abstract: Disclosed is a combination of a bracelet and a device for assisting in attaching a bracelet of the type having a clasp at one end and a receiver at the other end and being flexible between such ends. The device comprises a dangling member attached to the bracelet, which dangling member is of sufficient length so that at least one finger of the wearer's involved hand can engage the dangling member against the involved hand and thereby position said receiver at or near the wrist while the wearer's other hand manipulates the clasp at the other end of the bracelet so as to bring such clasp into proximity with the receiver and then so as to attach the bracelet. In another embodiment of the invention, a detachably attachable dangling member is disclosed that can be retrofitted to a typical bracelet. In another embodiment of the invention, the dangling member is permanently attached near one end of the bracelet and is detachably attachable elsewhere on the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Katharine Charity Sittler
  • 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: 20120073325
    Abstract: A jewelry ornamental article including a plurality of links (2, 2?, . . . ) connected to each other by connecting means (5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 5a?, 5b?,6a?, 6b?, 7, . . . ) so as to form a chain. Each link (2, 2?, . . . ) includes a frame (3, 3?, . . . ) that extends in a vertical direction (V) and supports at one of its ends a mounting (4, 4?, . . . ) suitable to house a decorative member. The links (2, 2?, . . . ) are linked together so that the mountings (4, 4?, . . . ) of adjacent links (2, 2?, . . . ) face opposite surfaces of said chain in the vertical direction (V). This arrangement minimizes the size of the gaps that are formed between the links when the chain is closed in a ring-like manner, thus obtaining a remarkably higher continuity of color, design and brightness than the reversible chains known in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: ENERGI S.R.L.
    Inventors: Raffaele GIORDANO, Gérard Martin POUBEL
  • Publication number: 20110259049
    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: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Montres Rado SA
    Inventors: Kurt Bergundthal, Vincent Brunner
  • Publication number: 20110252829
    Abstract: An article of jewelry according to one embodiment includes a base structure that has a hollow channel formed therein and has a plurality of prongs that extend outwardly therefrom. The jewelry article has a gemstone arrangement securely attached to and held in place relative to the base structure. The gemstone arrangement includes a first gemstone that is supported from below by walls of the hollow channel and concurrently supported from the top by a plurality of second gemstones such that a portion of each second gemstone at least partially overlaps the first gemstone. Each of the overlying second gemstones directly engages and is held in place by the prongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Ajay Javeri
  • Publication number: 20110232064
    Abstract: An assembly for symbolically indicating a person's desire or wish will be granted, and methods of using the assembly. A symbolic device in the shape of a wishbone, limited to having only first and second bodies. Each of the first and second bodies have first and second ends. The first ends of the first and second bodies are releasably coupled at a union of the first ends of the first and second bodies. The symbolic device is open between the second ends of the first and second bodies when the first ends of the first and second bodies are releasably coupled at the union of the first ends of the first and second bodies. The method for symbolically indicating a person's desire or wish will be granted comprises providing the assembly and separating the releasably coupled first ends of the first and second bodies of the symbolic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Conor Boyd
  • Publication number: 20110232329
    Abstract: An assembly for avoiding breaking a weak design characteristic or a weld and methods of using the assembly. A device in the shape of a wishbone, limited to having only first and second bodies. Each of the first and second bodies have first and second ends. The first ends of the first and second bodies are releasably coupled at a union of the first ends of the first and second bodies. The device is open between the second ends of the first and second bodies when the first ends of the first and second bodies are releasably coupled at the union of the first ends of the first and second bodies. The method for avoiding breaking a weak design characteristic or a weld comprises providing the device and separating the releasably coupled first ends of the first and second bodies of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Conor Boyd
  • Patent number: 7997100
    Abstract: An article of jewelry preferably in the form of a pendant having a hollow compartment therein which is accessible by a threaded or press fitted cap which upon opening the container permits access to an article retaining apparatus. The article retaining apparatus can be solid, hollow or formed of a mesh material which permits visibility of the retained object and includes a slot for insertion of a retained object. The article retained may be an object having a reference to luck, power, love or protection and may include either hair or paper or small object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Jeanette Fossas
  • Publication number: 20110192195
    Abstract: An ornamental string includes ornamental elements and connection elements connecting the ornamental elements in series. Each ornamental element is formed of two symmetrical hollow half shells sealed together by means of ultrasonic sealing technique. Each half shell has two opposing arched notches such that when the two symmetrical half shells of one ornamental element are sealed together, the two arched notches of the two symmetrical half shells at one side form a hole. Each connection element has a rounded head at each of two distal ends thereof respectively pivotally coupled to one hole on one respective ornamental element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: KAI-MOU TSAI
  • Publication number: 20110179823
    Abstract: An interchangeable jewelry system includes an interchangeable setting and a main body to selectively mount the interchangeable setting, the main body includes a band portion designed to be worn by a wearer, and a base portion to receive the interchangeable setting, the base portion includes a receiving platform to receive the coupler, an open cage extending from the platform to partially surround the interchangeable setting, and an openable cover movably coupled to the open cage to partially surround the ornamental item, wherein the openable cover moves between an open position and a closed position, the interchangeable setting is mounted to the main body when the openable cover is in the open position to dispose a main portion of the ornamental item above the open cage, and the openable cover partially surrounds the ornamental item in the closed position when the coupler is coupled to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Lapidary Luxuries, LLC
    Inventor: Pamela Moody
  • Patent number: 7980095
    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: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Sheila A. Masterson
  • Patent number: 7946103
    Abstract: A band wearable by a user connectable or connected to a watchcase or a decorative item, comprising a plurality of separable units and means for releasably connecting at least some of the units together to form the band, wherein two adjacent said units are releasably lockable together, and wherein the releasable connection means comprises operable means manually actuable or depressible by a finger of the user to disconnect said adjacent units from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Wing Hon Metal Manufactory Limited
    Inventors: Chin Hung Eddy So, Chin Plng So
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20100281918
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a component for jewellery and/or costume jewellery articles, suited to be used for making chains, necklaces and bracelets, the article including a first annular element or link and a second annular element or link, the first and second elements or links being connected to each other in such a way as to form a chain portion, and wherein the second annular element or link is revolvingly fixed to the first element or link in a predetermined position. The invention also concerns an ornamental object, for example a necklace, a chain, a bracelet or a similar object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Renzo COLPO
  • Publication number: 20100275649
    Abstract: A pendant for hermetically sealing the crematory remains, hair samples or the like of a loved one or pet, utilizing threaded fasteners and a sealing member to fasten and seal first and second housing elements together, preserving the contents there within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Douglas C. Eggleston
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7730710
    Abstract: Said strap with articulated links, in particular for a watch, comprises at least three adjacent rows of links offset from one adjacent row to another, in which at least one friction surface (3, 13, 23-163) of each joint is made of a material of which the hardness is >800 HV. Said bearing surface (3, 13, 23-163) is in contact with at least one joint element (5, 15, 25-165) having at least one friction surface made of a second material selected from the following materials: ceramic, ceramic-metal composite, amorphous carbon, stainless steel without nickel, cobalt alloy, gold or gold alloy, platinum or platinum alloy, platinoid or platinoid alloy, titanium or titanium alloy, capable of reducing the frictional wear with the friction surface (3, 13, 23-163).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Rolex S.A.
    Inventor: James Rejzner
  • Patent number: 7712332
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a bearing, a pendant, and a supporting component. The bearing rotatably engages the pendant. The supporting component engages a portion of the bearing. The bearing rotates relative to the pendant upon movement of the supporting component with respect to the pendant and the bearing to maintain the alignment of the pendant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen G. Wright
  • Patent number: 7654112
    Abstract: A jewelry forming article utilizes free magnetic bodies and free deformable chains to form various jewelry objects, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and the like. The various jewelry objects are formed by magnetically engaging the surfaces of the free magnetic bodies to two or more regions along a length of the deformable free chains, forming one or more loop circumferences along the length of the chains between the engaging regions, where the loop circumference may be increased or decreased by changing the positions of the engaging regions relative to the surfaces of the magnetic bodies to enable a person to secure the article on his or her body in the form of the various jewelry objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Aponwao Design Inc.
    Inventor: Luis G. Pons
  • 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: 20090260394
    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: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Kent Heiden, Gielen Kris
  • Publication number: 20090241598
    Abstract: A method of forming a decorative chain includes joining a first and second material in a layered relationship, each material having a different appearance, and forming such joined material into a thread comprising a core of a third material. In one embodiment, the thread is introduced onto a support to form a spiral, and the spiral is separated into chain elements or links that are intertwined to form jewelry chains. Thereafter a portion of the first material along the outer surface of the chain is removed to reveal or expose a portion of the sub-layer of second material along the outer surface. In one embodiment, the thread core is maintained for solid link chain. In another embodiment, the thread core is removed to form hollow link chain. In either case, the outer surface of the chain is provided with contrasting appearances from the first and second materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: ARIN S.A.
    Inventor: ANGEL RAMON SOLANILLA
  • Publication number: 20090241341
    Abstract: A method of forming a decorative chain includes joining a first and second material in a layered relationship, each material having a different appearance, and forming such joined material into a spiral. A core is introduced into the spiral and then the core plus spiral are shaped into a desired configuration. Thereafter a portion of the first material along the outer surface is removed to reveal or expose a portion of the sub-layer of second material along the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: ARIN S.A.
    Inventor: Angel Ramon Solanilla
  • Patent number: 7594385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of assembling a metal bracelet (1) comprising two rows (2, 3) of outer elements assembled in pairs by pins (5) forming rigid links and at least one row (4) of intermediate elements mounted on the pins (5). The fixing of the pins (5) on the outer elements (2, 3) is carried out according to the following steps: on the inside lateral face of each outer element two blind bores with a flat bottom and of diameter greater than the diameter of the pins are produced, smooth pins are chosen and they are inserted in said bores, after the intermediate elements have been previously mounted on said pins, the pins and the outer elements are transparency welded by carrying out a bombardment with an electron beam on the upper or lower wall of the outer elements, a finishing operation is carried out on the bombarded surface in order to remove the weld bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: G. & F. Chatelain S.A.
    Inventor: Serge Kriknoff
  • Patent number: 7594330
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for making an item of jewelry. The method includes the steps of providing a chain comprising a plurality of links; providing at least one bead having an opening defined therethrough; providing a press having a support member, a hammer, and at least one pin; positioning the bead on the chain; resting the bead on the support member; positioning a first link on the at least one pin; and actuating the press, whereby the first link is widened. In a preferred embodiment the item of jewelry is a rosary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: The Jerusalem Jewelry Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hagop Momjian
  • Publication number: 20090100867
    Abstract: An article of jewelry includes at least one body having a top and bottom face. The body is constructed of a precious or semi-precious metal. In one embodiment, the metal is titanium. A magnetic element is connected to the body. In one embodiment, the magnetic element has a face or surface which comprises at least 50%, and preferably 75% to 90%, of the total area of the bottom face of the body. In one embodiment, the body comprises a link, and a plurality of the links are connected to form a bracelet. In one embodiment, the magnetic element is generally oval in shape and is inset into the body so that the face of the magnetic element is co-planar with the rear of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffrey Dunmire
  • Publication number: 20090094959
    Abstract: Procedure for making jewellery items such as ropes or chains, which provides for: a step for making a wire at full thickness with an external layer made of precious metal seamed on a support core made of non-precious metal; a coating step of the external layer through winding of adjacent coils of a continuous tape made of precious metal; a diamond-pattern engraving coating step; a step for shaping the wire wound with a diamond-pattern engraved coating, during which the wire is permanently deformed while the coating is deformed less maintaining a stable set of incisions produced by the diamond-pattern engraving operation with an intact shape in a manner to reflect the light in an ideal manner; a step for emptying the core made of non-precious metal through baths in acid solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Silmar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Silverio Cerato