Spring Patents (Class 63/8)
  • Patent number: 9730497
    Abstract: A jewelry item has a ring part pivotally attached to a closure at one end, the closure comprising a ring continuation arm pivotally attached to the ring part, and a bias arm which in turn has a spring part and a lever pivotally attached to each other, the bias arm being rigidly attached to the ring part, so that as the ring part is opened, the lever rotates inwardly, pulling the pivoted end of the spring part, the spring part having a natural shape of smaller circumference than the ring itself so that once a certain extent is reached, the spring part pulls the lever to allow the spring part to attain its smaller diameter and thus establishes a stable open position. On closure of the ring part, the lever pushes the spring part outwardly towards the ring continuation arm to establish a second stable position to close the earring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Grand Rainbow International Limited
    Inventor: Khanh Tan Huynh
  • Patent number: 9474336
    Abstract: This invention provides a combination clip and hook (clip) for use generally in suspending articles having shoulder or hand straps, or carrying other accessories, such as keys, which is rotatably movable about a rotary joint between a first position in which two opposing, rotatably joined portions of the overall clip structure are oriented together to form a continuous, enclosed shape that can be secured around another strap or loop on an item or piece of clothing, and a second position in which the two portions of the structure are rotated out of the enclosed shape, and into, for example, a substantially S-shaped hook in which one portion of the structure supports the strap of the item and the other portion can be applied to a clothing hook, chair back, table surface, door top, or other supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Clipsy, LLC
    Inventors: Farvardin Fathi, Ehsan Arefi
  • Publication number: 20150075219
    Abstract: A jewelry item has a ring part pivotally attached to a closure at one end. The closure spans the continuity of the ring from an end of the ring part and comprises a ring continuation arm extending in continuity of the ring and pivotally attached to and of the ring part at a pivoted connection. The closure further comprises a bias arm extending along with the ring continuation arm along said ring continuity. The bias arm comprises a spring part and a lever part pivotally attached to each other. A connection between said lever part and the ring part is rigid, so that as the ring part is opened, said lever part is configured to rotate inwardly towards an interior of said item. The spring part has a natural shape of smaller circumference than the ring part so that once a certain extent is reached, the spring part pulls the lever part towards the spring part in order to allow the spring part to attain its smaller diameter and thus establish a stable open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Grand Rainbow International Limited
    Inventor: Khanh Tan Huynh
  • Publication number: 20130276478
    Abstract: A jewelry item has a ring part pivotally attached to a closure at one end, the closure comprising a ring continuation arm pivotally attached to the ring part, and a bias arm which in turn has a spring part and a lever pivotally attached to each other, the bias arm being rigidly attached to the ring part, so that as the ring part is opened, the lever rotates inwardly, pulling the pivoted end of the spring part, the spring part having a natural shape of smaller circumference than the ring itself so that once a certain extent is reached, the spring part pulls the lever to allow the spring part to attain its smaller diameter and thus establishes a stable open position. On closure of the ring part, the lever pushes the spring part outwardly towards the ring continuation arm to establish a second stable position to close the earring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Grand Rainbow International Limited
    Inventor: Khanh Tan HUYNH
  • Patent number: 8497838
    Abstract: A computing system translates a world space position of a hand of a human target to a screen space cursor position of a user interface. When the cursor overlaps a button in the user interface, the computing system actuates the button in response to a movement of the hand in world space that changes the cursor position by a depth threshold along a z-axis regardless of an initial z-axis position of the cursor. When the button includes an activation lock, the computing system unlocks the activation lock, prior to button actuation, if the cursor path satisfies unlocking criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Adam Jethro Langridge
  • Patent number: 7210313
    Abstract: A bangle includes first and second bangle members, each having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the first bangle member is pivotally connected to the distal end of the second bangle member to permit relative movement between the first and second bangle members. A first locking member is provided at the proximal end of the first bangle member and a second locking member is provided at the proximal end of the second bangle member. The first locking member is selectively moveable between a closed position where the first locking member engages the second locking member to releasably secure the proximal end of the first bangle member to the proximal end of the second bangle member, and an open position where the first locking member is separated from the second locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Scott Kay
  • Publication number: 20040172968
    Abstract: Ring of the type intended to be arranged on a body part of a wearer and including:
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Marco Dominique Hug
  • Patent number: 6675612
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a bangle having a main body shaped in an openable loop. The inner side of the bangle is worn against the skin of the wearer. The bangle is a discontinuous loop having a first end and a second end engageable with the first end to thereby close the loop of the main body. The locking mechanism includes a bar attached transversely across the first end of the main body on the inner side; the bar has a front edge and a rear edge. A tongue is provided attached at a fixed end to the second end of the main body projecting from the second end, the tongue having a raised detent portion at a free end opposite the fixed end. Alternatively, the bangle is circular in cross-section and the locking mechanism is disposed in the interior of the bangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Nanasi Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John Nanasi
  • Patent number: 6508080
    Abstract: A connecting device for jewelry and accessories includes a male member formed as a pole having a tapered head, a groove on the surrounding surface at the bottom end, and having a connecting portion for connecting to jewelry and accessories at the end. A female member formed as an open and close box, includes a cover having a half-circle insertion aperture for the male member at one side in the longitudinal direction with or without a guide cylinder or a guide wall, and includes a base having a hook-recess of the said groove of the male member. A connecting portion for connecting to jewelry and accessory is provided at the end of the base. The box is made so that a shaft penetrates the cover and the base, and a spring member biases the cover and the base in the closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Seberupico Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyasu Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 6260381
    Abstract: An article of jewelry has a first (5) and a second part (3) and a hinge (7) which articulatedly connects the two parts (3, 5) in such a way that the parts (3, 5) are movable between a first closed position and a second opened position. The article of jewelry is characterized in that a spring (21) is provided which forces the two parts (3, 5) into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Friedrich Zettl GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Zettl
  • Patent number: 5468220
    Abstract: A bracelet-like appliance for the treatment or prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome includes a C-shaped member having a central portion located over the dorsal side of the wrist and two arms encircling the wrist. Each arm has a pad for engaging the palm near the attachment edges of the carpal ligament at the medial border and the lateral border of the carpal bones. The bracelet also includes a pad attached to the central portion for engaging the dorsal part of the wrist. The member is shaped to cause the pad attached to the central portion to press against the dorsal side of the wrist while the ends of each arm press in the opposite direction on the edges of the palm. The C-shaped member is a single piece of resilient, malleable material, such as aluminum, or is divided into sections interconnected by spring loaded hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: Benjamin M. Sucher
  • Patent number: 4972684
    Abstract: A bangle of a generally annular form and of a substantially rigid material, having a cavity in the form of an elongate recess open inwardly of the bangle and having opposite edges at the junction with the internal face of the bangle. A fragrance of scent container received in said cavity and releasably engaged by said edges of the cavity which are adapted to resiliently deflect or deform to permit entry and removal of the container from the cavity. An aperture in the bangle communicating the cavity with the exterior of the bangle, and a manually operable pump mounted on the container and arranged when operated to deliver scent or fragrance from the container through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Atmos Energy
    Inventor: Alexander G. Aitken