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1. WO1997023145 - A JEWELRY CLASP, PARTICULARLY FOR EARRINGS

Publication Number WO/1997/023145
Publication Date 03.07.1997
International Application No. PCT/SE1995/001561
International Filing Date 21.12.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 21.03.1997
IPC
A44C 7/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
CJEWELLERY; BRACELETS; OTHER PERSONAL ADORNMENTS; COINS
7Ear-rings; Devices for piercing the ear-lobes
CPC
A44C 7/003
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
CJEWELLERY; BRACELETS; OTHER PERSONAL ADORNMENTS; COINS
7Ear-rings; Devices for piercing the ear-lobes
003Ear-studs or their catch devices
A44D 2201/32
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
DINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO BUTTONS, PINS, BUCKLES OR SLIDE FASTENERS, AND TO JEWELLERY, BRACELETS OR OTHER PERSONAL ADORNMENTS
2201Fastening by snap action
10Details of the stud or socket member
30Socket member
32with one or more springs retaining the stud member
Y10S 24/43
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
24Buckles, buttons, clasps
30Separable-fastener or required component thereof
43including member having distinct formations and mating member selectively interlocking therewith
Y10T 24/41
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
24Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
41Pierced earring fastener
Y10T 24/45016
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
24Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
45Separable-fastener or required component thereof [e.g., projection and cavity to complete interlock]
45005with third detached member completing interlock [e.g., hook type]
45016for jewelry
Y10T 24/45801
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
24Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
45Separable-fastener or required component thereof [e.g., projection and cavity to complete interlock]
45225including member having distinct formations and mating member selectively interlocking therewith
45602Receiving member includes either movable connection between interlocking components or variable configuration cavity
45775having resiliently biased interlocking component or segment
45796and closed elongated access opening for guiding transverse projection travel after insertion
45801Nonresilient walls define opening
Applicants
  • OVAL POINT AB [SE]/[SE] (AllExceptUS)
  • EHRLUND, Åke [SE]/[SE] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • EHRLUND, Åke
Agents
  • ANDERSSON, Andy, R.
Priority Data
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) A JEWELRY CLASP, PARTICULARLY FOR EARRINGS
(FR) FERMOIR DE BIJOUTERIE, CONÇU EN PARTICULIER POUR DES BOUCLES D'OREILLES
Abstract
(EN)
An elongated, plate-like semi-product (20) from which there can be formed a clasp for holding in place a piece of jewelry comprising an ornamental part and a stem-part. The semi-product (20) includes at each end or in the proximity of respective ends at least one through-penetrating hole (29, 30), wherein when bent to form said clasp the semi-product (20) forms a generally closed cavity with the mutually opposite ends of said product (20) forming overlapping legs (21, 22) and the openings (29, 30) at the ends of said semi-product being intended to coincide in one position of the legs so as to enable said stem-part to be inserted easily through the two holes in said legs, wherein in another position of said legs the holes provided in the edge regions of the ends of said legs will be pressed against a portion of reduced diameter on the stem so as to hold the stem, and therewith the ornament, in place. According to the invention, at least one (29) of the two opposing openings (29, 30) in the semi-product (20) has an elongated and irregular shape so as to include at least two holes of different sizes. At least one opening (29) extends transversely to the longitudinal axis of the semi-product (20) and, when the semi-product is bent in a known manner to form two mutually overlapping legs (21, 22), the stem-part (24) can be inserted through both openings (29, 30) upon application of counter-directional forces on the legs (21, 22) transversely to their longitudinal direction, wherein release of said forces will cause the openings to be displaced relative to one another and away from each other to define a position in which the reduced stem-part coacts with the edges of the mutually opposing openings (29, 30) in said legs.
(FR)
Semi-produit (20) de forme allongée et plate à partir duquel peut être réalisé un fermoir destiné à maintenir en place une pièce de bijouterie comportant une partie ornementale et une tige. Ce semi-produit (20) comporte à chacune de ses extrémités ou à proximité de celles-ci, au-moins un trou traversant (29, 30), de sorte que, lorsqu'il est recourbé pour constituer ledit fermoir, ce semi-produit (20) forme une cavité essentiellement close avec les extrémités opposées constituant des pattes se recouvrant l'une l'autre (21, 22) tandis que les orifices (29, 30) des extrémités coïncident l'un avec l'autre en un emplacement des pattes afin que la tige puisse être aisément insérée. Dans une autre position des dites pattes, les orifices ménagés dans les zones limites des extrémités des pattes sont comprimés contre un secteur de la tige à diamètre réduit afin de maintenir celle-ci et, par son intermédiaire, la partie ornementale, en place. Selon l'invention, l'un au moins (29) des deux trous opposés (29, 30) du semi-produit (20) revêt une forme allongée et irrégulière de manière à inclure au moins deux orifices de taille différente. Ce trou (29) s'étend transversalement par rapport à l'axe longitudinal du semi-produit (20) et lorsque le semi-produit est recourbé de la manière précitée pour constituer les deux pattes se recouvrant l'une l'autre (21, 22), la tige (24) peut être insérée à travers les deux orifices (29, 30) par application de forces de sens contraire sur les pattes (21, 22), à la perpendiculaire de leur axe longitudinal, de sorte que le relâchement de ces forces entraîne le déplacement de ces orifices l'un par rapport à l'autre et leur écartement l'un de l'autre pour définir une position dans laquelle le secteur plus mince de la tige coopère avec les rebords des orifices opposés (29, 30) ménagés dans les pattes.
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