US 9,526,304 C1 (11,343rd)
Versatile jewelry
Arni Thor Ingimundarson, San Diego, CA (US); and Shireen Maria Thor, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by Arni Thor Ingimundarson, San Diego, CA (US); and Shireen Maria Thor, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to AST DESIGN, LLC, San Diego, CA (US)
Reexamination Request No. 90/013,994, Jul. 21, 2017.
Reexamination Certificate for Patent 9,526,304, issued Dec. 27, 2016, Appl. No. 15/076,055, Mar. 21, 2016.
Application 90/013,994 is a continuation of application No. 14/996,666, filed on Jan. 15, 2016, granted, now 9,433,264.
Application 14/996,666 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/495,022, filed on Sep. 24, 2014, granted, now 9,474,342.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/944,148, filed on Feb. 25, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/881,720, filed on Sep. 24, 2013.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate issued on Jul. 2, 2018.
Int. Cl. A44C 5/00 (2006.01); A45D 8/34 (2006.01); A45D 8/36 (2006.01)
CPC A44C 5/003 (2013.01) [A44C 5/0007 (2013.01); A44C 5/0023 (2013.01); A44C 5/0053 (2013.01); A44C 5/0092 (2013.01); A45D 8/34 (2013.01); A45D 8/36 (2013.01); Y10T 29/4987 (2015.01); Y10T 29/49826 (2015.01)]
OG exemplary drawing
AS A RESULT OF REEXAMINATION, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT:
Claims 2, 3, 7, 9, 17 and 19 are cancelled.
Claims 1, 16, 20 and 21 are determined to be patentable as amended.
Claims 4-6, 8, 10-15 and 18, dependent on an amended claim, are determined to be patentable.
New claims 22 and 23 are added and determined to be patentable.
1. A versatile jewelry comprising:
a semi-rigid or rigid main body arranged to extend over a wrist of a user, the main body defining an inner surface arranged to be worn against the wrist, an outer surface opposite the inner surface, first and second end portions defining a clearance therebetween sized to receive the wrist when the main body is donned by the user, and a circumferential groove formed in the outer surface having a varying depth and a cross section including a bottom and sidewalls extending between the bottom and the outer surface; and
a hair band adapted to be selectively disposed within the groove and to span the clearance and the bottom and sidewalls being arranged to substantially hold the hair band in place when the hair band is disposed in the groove, the hair band having an elasticity, and the main body having a rigidity arranged to [ support the hair band extending across the clearance above the inner surface without deformation or relative movement between the first and second end portions and to ] distribute pressure from the hair band away from the wrist,
wherein the elasticity of the hair band forces the hair band against the bottom and the hair band spanning the clearance is arranged to facilitate intentional disengagement of the hair band from the groove.
16. A versatile jewelry comprising:
an elastic hair band; and
a semi-rigid or rigid main body arranged to extend over a wrist of a user, the main body defining an inner surface arranged to be worn against the wrist, an outer surface opposite the inner surface, first and second end portions with a clearance therebetween sized to receive the wrist when the main body is donned by the user, and a circumferential groove defined in the outer surface dimensioned and configured to receive the elastic hair band so that the elastic hair band spans the clearance when the elastic hair band is disposed in the groove, the groove having a varying depth and a cross section including a bottom and a pair of sidewalls arranged to substantially hold the hair band in place within the groove, the varying depth including a maximum depth greater than about 0.3 times a cross-sectional diameter of the hair band [ , and the main body having a rigidity arranged to support the elastic hair band extending across the clearance above the inner surface without deformation or relative movement between the first and second end portions] .
20. A versatile jewelry comprising:
a semi-rigid or rigid main body arranged to extend over a wrist of a user, the main body defining an inner surface arranged to be worn against the wrist, an outer surface opposite the inner surface, first and second end portions defining a clearance therebetween, and a circumferential groove formed in the outer surface having a bottom and sidewalls extending between the bottom and the outer surface, a depth of the groove increasing from the first and second end portions toward a middle portion of the groove located opposite the clearance; and
at least one hair accessory adapted to be selectively disposed within the groove and to span the clearance, the at least one hair accessory having an elasticity and the main body having a rigidity arranged to [ support the at least one hair accessory extending across the clearance above the inner surface without deformation or relative movement between the first and second end portions and to ] distribute pressure from the at least one hair accessory away from the wrist,
wherein the elasticity of the at least one hair accessory forces the at least one hair accessory against the bottom of the groove to secure the at least one hair accessory within the groove and the at least one hair accessory spanning the clearance is arranged to facilitate disengagement of the at least one hair accessory from the groove.
21. A versatile jewelry comprising:
a semi-rigid or rigid main body arranged to extend over a wrist of a user, the main body defining an inner surface arranged to be worn against the wrist, an outer surface opposite the inner surface, first and second end portions defining a clearance therebetween sized to receive the wrist when the main body is donned by the user, and a circumferential groove formed in the outer surface having a bottom and sidewalls extending between the bottom and the outer surface; and
a hair band adapted to be selectively disposed within the groove and to span the clearance at a height above the inner surface, and the sidewalls being arranged to substantially hold the hair band in place when the hair band is disposed in the groove, the hair band having an elasticity, and the main body having a rigidity arranged to resist the elasticity of [ support ] the hair band [ extending across the clearance above the inner surface ] without deformation [ or relative movement between the first and second end portions ] of the main body and to distribute pressure from the hair band away from the wrist.
[ 22. The versatile jewelry of claim 21, wherein the groove extends through the first and second end portions.]
[ 23. The versatile jewelry of claim 21, wherein the hair band spanning across the clearance facilitates disengagement of the hair band from the groove.]