Changeable Ornamental Element, E.g., For Color Coordination, Etc. Patents (Class 63/40)
  • Patent number: 9824310
    Abstract: An article of jewelry including a housing that permits passage of a near field communication signal, the housing characterized as having a lower layer joined to an upper layer; a near field communication (NFC) chip housed within the housing; a gemstone covering the upper layer of the housing; and a bezel substantially surrounding the outer perimeter of the housing and on a same plane as the NFC chip, wherein the bezel is formed from a highly electrically conductive material, further wherein the bezel permits near field communication with the NFC chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Publication number: 20150101366
    Abstract: A replaceable model-variation device for an accessory has an accommodating seat, an outer cover and an outer decorating element. The model-variation device can be used in accessories such as earrings, watches, pendants, necklaces, waistlets, bracelets or key chains. When the outer cover is covered on the accommodating seat, the outer decorating element is clamped and positioned between the outer cover and the accommodating seat. The user can change the outer decorating element depending on usage demand. To change the outer decorating element, the use can open the outer cover and then remove the outer decorating element for replacement, thereby varying the look and style of the accessory. Besides, the outer decorating element can be made of solid materials such as metal or plastic, or soft materials such as fabric or leather, or the combination of the solid materials and the soft materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Chen-Chieh LIAO
  • Patent number: 9003831
    Abstract: An item of jewelry is formed by solely using magnetic attraction to connect the elements together in which the elements or components comprise substantially planar surfaces, generally matching in which the elements are held together by magnetic attraction and further include finger projections integrally formed therewith permitting separation of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: HB Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Petra Azar, Camile Hannoush
  • Patent number: 9003830
    Abstract: A plug earring having a main body. The main body having a front surface, an ear contact peripheral surface, and a friction element. The ear contact peripheral surface is adjacent the front surface. An opening in the front surface providing communication to the friction element for receiving the post of another earring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jamie Lynne Colella
  • Patent number: 8998484
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a method for forming a watch strap part includes the steps of: placing an insert plate within a mold; and injecting a moldable material into the mold around the insert plate so as to at least partially embed the insert plate and form a body of the watch strap part with the insert plate defining a floor of a recessed portion formed in the body of the watch strap part. The recessed portion is configured to receive a decorative insert that is securely attached to the insert plate and provides a decorative appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Pascal Savoy
  • Publication number: 20150089976
    Abstract: A recloseable frame for securing an insert therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Alulis, Paul Alulis
  • Publication number: 20150082832
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the field of jewelry and costume jewelry, and in particular its object is a customizable ornament that is suitable for forming, or for being incorporated in, a product such as a bracelet, a necklace, a ring, earrings, a pendant or any other similar personal accessory item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Elena Mencagli, Gerard Martin Poubel
  • Patent number: 8955356
    Abstract: An interchangeable jewelry device which allows a user to display a variety of decorative elements on a bail member. The device has a middle bail member or coupling member which can be hung on a typical necklace, bracelet, or another item which utilizes a chain or ring. A pair of decorative elements is attached to two bodies and is positioned on opposite sides of the coupling member. A pair of magnets on the first body is attracted to the magnets of the second body which then maintain the position of the decorative elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jennifer Smith
  • Patent number: 8914948
    Abstract: A scarf zipper with a scarf securing member, a medallion member and a medallion connector member. The scarf securing member is attached to the medallion member by the medallion connector member. The scarf securing member is a wire-form component. The scarf securing member having two halves, each terminating at one end in a locking mechanism and at the opposite end in an integral spring and loop. The spring causes the halves to be biased outward from each other until locked together by the locking mechanism. The locked halves retain two panels of a standard scarf. The scarf securing member is capable of being zipped up or down by pulling on the medallion member. The scarf securing member remains in place after being zipped and the medallion member ends up at the front portion of the scarf and acts as a decorative element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Teresa Rissmeyer
  • Patent number: 8910496
    Abstract: Described is an interchangeable earring kit, an interchangeable necklace kit, a combination interchangeable earring and necklace kit and a system of add-on decorative elements for all of the kits. These kits can be used to create a jewelry wardrobe from interchangeable parts. The kits exist as single or combination systems for do-it-yourself jewelry design wear. The kits are contained in compartmentalized boxes to allow for separation of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Lisa Monahan Metal Works
    Inventor: Lisa J. Monahan
  • 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: 8875542
    Abstract: The present invention is a jewelry device comprising a base unit which may be affixed to clothing or otherwise adapted to be worn on a person and a front unit which concentrically fits inside base unit and either serves as an enclosure for an ornamented object or itself bears ornamentation. Base unit contains a ring or radial magnet which is of a shape to fit inside the inner perimeter of base unit. Front unit contains a ring or radial magnet which is of a shape to fit around the outside perimeter of front unit. Both front unit and base unit magnets are of a similar circumference allowing magnetic forces to secure front unit to base unit. Front unit, or ornamented objects enclosed by front unit, are interchangeable with other like elements bearing different ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Noah Severs
  • 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: 8833104
    Abstract: Methods of providing jewelry apparatus may include providing a sheet of magnetic material and a receiving portion. The sheet of magnetic material may include a plurality of decorative insert bodies, and the receiving portion may be configured to receive a decorative insert body of the plurality of decorative insert bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Magnet House Jewelry, LLC
    Inventor: Marianne R. Richmond
  • Patent number: 8820117
    Abstract: An attachable ornament for use with short haired, short furred, or hairless animals. In one embodiment, the ornament includes an ornamental portion, a strip of first material having a first side attached to said ornamental portion and a second side having a fur safe adhesive coating thereon. It also includes a strip of second material substantially covering and removably adhered to the adhesive coating, wherein said second strip of material is removable without substantially degrading the effective tackiness of the fur safe adhesive coating. In another embodiment, the ornament includes an ornamental portion having a receptacle having a lip for for slidably receiving an insertable adhesive tab. In either embodiment the ornamental portion may optionally include various functional means such as dispenser of therapeutic scent, powder or ointment, or a portion that changes color when a pet is exposed to too much ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Sue-Ellen Fox, Richard Marc Ludwin
  • Publication number: 20140123702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to customizable fashion accessories, such as jewelry, belt buckles, watches and the like, which can be modified to the taste of the user. The wearable product generally comprises a predesigned wearable article having an attachment surface adapted for attachment of an adhesive display sheet and having one or more recessed trimming channel defining one or more boundary of the attachment surface. In other aspects, the wearable product further comprises an adhesive display sheet having a display surface opposite an adhesive surface, wherein the adhesive display sheet is sized to overlay at least a portion of the attachment surface of the predesigned wearable article and extend beyond at least one of the recessed trimming channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: LULA BLOOM, LLC
    Inventor: Marcus Pierce
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8683826
    Abstract: An earring and method of using same to accessorize a wearer's appearance. A band is preferably detachably engageable with the earring body. The band may be colored to facilitate color coordination by a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan Casey Crafton
  • Publication number: 20130327088
    Abstract: An interchangeable jewellery insert for detachable attachment to a receptacle is described. The jewellery insert has a body with two ends, the first end has at least one dimension sized to fit within a receiving aperture of the receptacle of the item, the second end has at least one dimension larger than the receiving aperture. The first end of the body has a first magnetic element. The receiving aperture has a second magnetic element. The first magnetic element and the second magnetic element provide a repelling force to secure the interchangeable jewellery insert to the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Robert D. Smith
  • Patent number: 8596090
    Abstract: An interchangeable jewelry insert for detachable attachment to a receptacle is described. The jewelry insert has a body with two ends, the first end has at least one dimension sized to fit within a receiving aperture of the receptacle of the item, the second end has at least one dimension larger than the receiving aperture. The first end of the body has a first magnetic element. The receiving aperture has a second magnetic element. The first magnetic element and the second magnetic element provide a repelling force to secure the interchangeable jewelry insert to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Robert D Smith
  • Patent number: 8590341
    Abstract: Described are multifunctional jewelry rings and methods comprising a ring band section, a base, a restraining device, and a ring top. The restraining device has a central portion extending through the base and the ring band section and has first and second end portions extending from a bottom surface of the base. In a first state, the restraining device holds a finger in place against the ring band section. In a second state, the restraining device holds a bundle of hair together against the ring band section. The ornamental ring top is removably attached to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Anna MacMaster
  • 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: 8540544
    Abstract: A novelty assembly that is used to retain and display toy figures. The assembly utilizes a band having a first surface and a second surface. The band can be formed as a bracelet, necklace, headband, belt, shoe strap, handle strap, or the like. A plurality of nub projections extend from the first surface of the band. A plurality of toy figures are provided. Each of the toy figures has a bottom opening. The bottom opening of each toy figure is pressed onto one of the nub projections that extend from the band. The bottom opening of the toy figures receive and engage the nub projection with a friction fit. This interconnects the toy figures with the band. The result is a novelty band or strap where the toy figures appear to be the ornamentation of the novelty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Dax Logue
  • Publication number: 20130173501
    Abstract: A clip with two elongated members each having a forward end defining a gripping portion; a rear end defining a pinching portion and a centrally disposed pivot portion about which each memnber pivots. A resilient member in the form of a spring acts to bias the gripping portions into abutment with each other and to hold the elongated members together. The invention is to provide a simple arrangement for attaching and wearing a jewelry accessory item to one's clothing and gear and to allow the wearer the ability to easily add, remove, trade, exchange, collect, or replace ornamental pendants and the like to the decorative clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Carole Anne Wrubel
  • Patent number: 8474284
    Abstract: A molded silicone rubber bracelet having a plurality (preferably three) specially-formed receptacles for seating and retaining the same number of play-value tokens in a convenient manner for trading and/or playing games. The tokens bear different graphic indicia but all have a uniform size and circular (or alternately-shaped) two-tier cross-section that allows them to be held captive in three outwardly-disposed and uniformly-spaced receptacles in the bracelet in tongue-in-groove manner. Since the tokens are easily removable/replacable/tradable, they can be traded at will for other tokens and/or used for playing a game. The token-carrying functionality of the bracelet coupled with its ornamental token-displaying appearance capitalizes on the popularity of conventional rubber wristbands as well as social trading interaction, resulting in great appeal to teens and youth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan Rush, Doug Meagher
  • Publication number: 20130160491
    Abstract: The present invention is a charm attached to a front surface of a pair of sunglasses, the pair of sunglasses comprising at least one recessed area positioned to the front surface of the pair of sunglasses for securing the charm. A locking means is positioned inside the at least one recessed area to firmly hold the charm in position. The charms can be interchangeably used according to the need of a user. The charm comprises a front surface having an ornamental design and a rear surface designed to fit to the at least one recessed area. The charm can be made from materials of group consisting of metals, paper, plastics, polymers and non-magnetic materials. Children prefer to wear sunglass with charms as it brings their own style to personalize the sunglass. The sunglass provides protection from UVA rays and UVB rays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Candice Hedrick
  • Patent number: 8443626
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for attaching an ornamental feature to flesh plugs, flesh tubes, flesh piecing posts and rings, and other piecing jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Shackles, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Simpson, Deborah A. Simpson, Philip J. Simpson, Walter Gillespie
  • Patent number: 8418501
    Abstract: An open-ended ring is configured for being secured to the cartilage at the base of the outer ear, above the ear lobe. Means are provided for suspending ornamental pendants from the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Michele Harder
  • Patent number: 8387412
    Abstract: A jewelry article having one or more interchangeable inserts removably attached thereto. In an aspect, the article has an assembly having an opening and one or more recessed portions, wherein one or more interchangeable inserts are removably attached therein. The one or more inserts have a top portion having a recessed housing to house one or more decorative ornaments, and a base portion having one or more cavities wherein one or more magnets are adhesively affixed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher J. O'Byrne
  • Patent number: 8371141
    Abstract: Jewelry apparatus includes a decorative insert body and a receiving portion that includes an opening for receiving the decorative insert body. For example, the decorative insert body includes magnetic material and the receiving portion includes a rear portion including ferromagnetic material. Further, for example, the decorative insert body includes a front surface having ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Magnet House Jewelry, LLC
    Inventor: Marianne R. Richmond
  • 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: 20120279256
    Abstract: A piece of jewelry that can be expanded or contracted through the use of linearly interconnected rhombuses where the elements of each rhombus are rotatable with respect to an adjacent rhombus and wherein the various elements are held together by pins of a special design so that the length of the piece of jewelry is easily expanded or contracted at the desire of the wearer but where unintentional expansion or contraction is unlikely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Yegise Koc, Nerses Kafadar
  • Publication number: 20120240623
    Abstract: The present invention includes interchangeable jewelry pieces and an interchangeable jewelry product line comprising at least post style earrings, dangling earrings and pendants for necklaces. All of the jewelry items in the line have a base portion with a magnetic portion designed and dimensioned to receive and magnetically secure an interchangeable decorative cap portion. The decorative caps have a simple functional design making them relatively inexpensive to mass produce. The decorative cap portion includes a receiver portion, a substantially planar decorative material dimensioned for receipt in the receiver portion, a cover portion for protecting the decorative material, and downwardly projecting peripheral rim dimensioned to encompass the peripheral edge of a magnetic portion of the base of each of the pieces of jewelry in the product line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Amy Morse
  • Publication number: 20120180522
    Abstract: The present invention is a jewelry device comprising a base unit which may be affixed to clothing or otherwise adapted to be worn on a person and a front unit which concentrically fits inside base unit and either serves as an enclosure for an ornamented object or itself bears ornamentation. Base unit contains a ring or radial magnet which is of a shape to fit inside the inner perimeter of base unit. Front unit contains a ring or radial magnet which is of a shape to fit around the outside perimeter of front unit. Both front unit and base unit magnets are of a similar circumference allowing magnetic forces to secure front unit to base unit. Front unit, or ornamented objects enclosed by front unit, are interchangeable with other like elements bearing different ornamentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Noah Severs
  • Patent number: 8127404
    Abstract: The present invention provides a jewellery ornament device for decorating the upper torso region of a user, comprising a clip, and a support for a decoration, the support being detachable from the clip, the clip comprising: a first plate connected to a second plate, the plates being adapted to grip between them a portion of a garment worn by a user, such that when a portion of a garment worn by a user lies substantially flat against the user's body, and the portion of garment is gripped between the second and first plates, the plates limit the movement of the clip about the plane of the portion of the garment, thereby retaining the dip substantially in line with the portion of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Renata Matassa
  • Patent number: 8113013
    Abstract: The present invention provides inter-transformative jewelry articles, and kits and methods of making and using the same. Inter-transformative jewelry articles according to the present invention are adapted to change or transpose, expand or simplify, and attach or detach, wherein one shape or design or article or item becomes another shape or design or article or item by using diverse, interchangeable and adaptive parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: June Kessler
  • Patent number: 8082753
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a decorative beaded necklace for ornamental decoration, comprising a plurality of decorative compartments, each of the compartments being fluidly connected to each other; a tube, the tube being fluidly connected to at least one of the plurality of compartments; and a fluid inlet, the fluid inlet allowing fluid to be added to the plurality of compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Patrick D. Alvarez, Jr., Joel A Salvador, John Scott Phares
  • Publication number: 20110209501
    Abstract: A jewelry system and method for expressing a user's emotional state. The jewelry system includes a body member having various emotional states that are visible on its face. The jewelry system also includes a smart bead for selecting any one of the emotional states. The selected emotional state expresses the user's current emotional state to the general public. The jewelry system further includes one or more detachable charms namely an affected loved one charm and a cause of grief charm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Anita Scott
  • Publication number: 20110209500
    Abstract: A jewelry system for expressing a user's emotional state. The jewelry system includes a rotatable wheel and a stationary member having an aperture. The rotatable wheel has a number of emotional states indicated therein on its face. The stationary member and the rotatable wheel are substantially the same size so that when the stationary member is mounted over the rotatable wheel, the stationary member and rotatable wheel are substantially aligned. The stationary member covers the emotional states except for a selected emotional state that remains visible via the aperture. The rotatable wheel is capable of being rotated to display a selected emotional state through the aperture for viewing by the general public while other emotional states that are not selected remain concealed by the stationary member. The jewelry system might also include optional detachable charms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: ANITA SCOTT
  • 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: 7937966
    Abstract: An item of jewelry includes a movable or removable setting and a charm coupled to a short chain. The chain carrying the charm can be captured by the movable or removable setting. According to one embodiment, the setting has internal threads which mate with a threaded post. According to another embodiment, the setting is coupled to a slotted basket via a bayonet coupling. The charms are preferably provided in a wide range of designs, including, but not limited to holiday themes, religious themes, astrological signs, varsity letters, graduation year, wedding themes, commercial characters such as Disney characters, TV characters, messages such as “I Love You”, etc. The settings may include different color stones to match different color clothing, birth stones, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventors: Beth Golove, Mark Kaplan, Daniele E. Paglia, Steven Kerner
  • Publication number: 20110079046
    Abstract: A pin assembly, a pin assembly for an article of clothing, and a pin assembly for a headwear article. The pin assembly may include a pin, a crown, and an adornment. The pin may include a post and the post may include a threaded portion. The crown may receive the threaded portion of the post. The adornment may releasably couple to the crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Cipora ROSENBERG, Shaindy Braun
  • Publication number: 20110061425
    Abstract: A jewelry wire ring is disclosed that includes a band member and an interchangeable member. The band member is a multi-segmented arrangement of gold/silver wires intertwined together to form helical rope structure. The interchangeable member has an ornamental configuration adapted to represent a crown of the ring. The interchangeable member includes a channel section adapted to circumvolve along the helical elements of the band to define a locking and/or unlocking position of the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Isaac Reiss
  • 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: 7856849
    Abstract: Shown is a ring for interchangeably displaying a bead-type ornament. The ring includes a shank portion for at least partially circling a user's finger. A support member extends away from the shank to a position spaced from the user's finger. A post extends from the support member toward the user and terminates in a free end. A bead-type ornament may be positioned on the post while the ring is not on a finger and is held captive by the support member and post when the ring is on a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Yelton's Fine Jewelry
    Inventors: Alan McKeever, Tina Yelton, Mark Fehrenbach
  • Publication number: 20100313601
    Abstract: A piece of jewelry for the neck, arm, finger or ear, with an outer body as its first part, and an inner body randomly rotatable against the outer body, and fitting inside the outer body, as the second part. The inner body can be separated from the outer body without the use of tools, and may be connected to the outer body without the use of tools. A socket of the inner body formed as a slice of a hollow sphere, the inner body forming a joint head as a slice of a sphere, with two diametrically opposite depressions at the socket, extending from one edge of the socket to an area of the socket having a great circle. A width of the depressions is greater than a height of the joint head, and the interval of the depressions is greater than the outer diameter of the joint head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Matthias Wulfing
  • Publication number: 20100277943
    Abstract: An article, including pet collars and leashes, belts, bags and backpacks, has an interchangeable attachment. The article comprises a proximal end, distal end and a central section having at least one connection means appointed to receive the interchangeable attachment. The interchangeable attachment includes a top wall having a show surface and a back wall having a securing member adapted to engage with the connection means of the article for removably attaching the interchangeable attachment to the article. In one embodiment the interchangeable attachments are provided as button-type attachments. In another embodiment, the interchangeable attachment is provided as an elongated attachment portion appointed to substantially cover the central section of the article. The interchangeable attachments have a plethora of designs and may include LED, fiber optic and/or reflective properties to provide aesthetic appeal, enhanced visibility, and increased safety for pedestrians during nighttime or dusk hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Publication number: 20100223954
    Abstract: An ornament for a person comprises: an attachment body having an at least partially closed loop shape and including first and second side wall portions; a guide rail formed of an elongated member, the guide rail including a first end pivotally fixed to or extending from the first side wall portion of the attachment body in a direction inwardly to said at least partially closed loop shape of the attachment body, a second end, and a parallel rail portion extending between the first and second ends of the guide rail; and an decorative element having first and second lateral sides, and including a guide hole formed through the first and second lateral sides, the guide hole configured to insert the second end of the guide rail there-through and having a width the same as or slightly wider than the size of the parallel rail portion of the guide rail to enable a sliding movement of the decorative element along the guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Kyung Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 7784305
    Abstract: The slide for an Omega necklace has an ornamental front face and a catch attached to a rear face thereof. The slide has loops that an Omega necklace chain can slide through. The catch is preferably in the form of a figure 8 (or modified figure 8) safety clasp that is elongated and curved. The clasp may be fixed either vertically or horizontally on a hinge and snaps closed, having a first loop at one end that pivots in a tube and a second loop or buttonhole at the opposite end that engages a ball-shaped catch. The hinge may be oriented to accommodate either the vertical or horizontal arrangement. The curved clasp can accommodate the bails of various sizes and types of pendants, and allows the slide to be worn alone or with a pendant suspended from the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Joan T. Slinkard
  • Publication number: 20100154472
    Abstract: Brassieres having removable display apparatus are disclosed. The display apparatus is securable around a band between the cups of a brassiere. The display apparatus may have a cincture to secure the relative position of the body of the display apparatus and the band of the brassiere. The methods disclosed include securing a display apparatus to brassiere and displaying a message or image on a display device of the display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Mary Kay Unitan