(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 29 November 2019 (29.11.2019)

Information valid as of: 29 April 2020 (29.04.2020)

Report generated on: 22 September 2020 (22.09.2020)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2020/11005404 June 2020 (04.06.2020) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/IB2019/06026327 November 2019 (27.11.2019) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
62/704,035 (US)29 November 2018 (29.11.2018) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)
29/672,764 (US)08 December 2018 (08.12.2018) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
A44C 5/20 (2006.01); A44C 5/04 (2006.01); A44C 25/00 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
LXL GROUP INC. [--/--]; 30369 Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman, KY1-1202 (KY) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
SCHILLING, Frank; 30369 Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman, KY1-1202 (KY)
CONCEPCION, David; 8100 NW 103rd Street Haileah Gardens, Florida 33016 (US)

(74) Agent(s):
OPPEDAHL, Carl; Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC P O Box 351240 Westminster, Colorado 80035 (US)

(54) Title (EN): CLASP FOR ITEM OF JEWELRY AND METHODS OF USE
(54) Title (FR): FERMOIR POUR ARTICLE DE BIJOUTERIE ET PROCÉDÉS D'UTILISATION

(57) Abstract:
(EN): The inventive disclosures described herein pertains to an improved clasp-type device for connecting two ends of a wrap-around personal-adornment/jewelry item, such as a necklace, bracelet, or anklet. The improved jewelry clasp provides for both easy and secure coupling of two ends of a wrap-around jewelry item, while providing a decorative "hiding" of the clasp. In variations, the improved jewelry clasp can appear as just one of several ingots/charms that the wrap-around jewelry item may contain. Various other practical applications of the improved jewelry clasp are also disclosed.
(FR): La présente invention concerne un dispositif de type à fermoir amélioré destiné à relier deux extrémités d'un article d'ornement personnel/bijou enroulé, tel qu'un collier, un bracelet ou un bracelet de cheville. Le fermoir de bijou amélioré permet une liaison à la fois facile et sûre de deux extrémités d'un article de bijouterie enroulé, tout en fournissant un « masquage » décoratif du fermoir. Dans des variantes, le fermoir de bijou amélioré peut apparaître sous la forme d'un seul lingot/breloque parmi plusieurs lingots/breloques que l'article de bijouterie enroulé peut contenir. L'invention concerne également diverses autres applications pratiques du fermoir de bijou amélioré.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 06 March 2020 (06.03.2020) [KR]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JO, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM

Declarations:
Declaration made as applicant's entitlement, as at the international filing date, to apply for and be granted a patent (Rules 4.17(ii) and 51bis.1(a)(ii)), in a case where the declaration under Rule 4.17(iv) is not appropriate