Title:
Ornamental bracelet
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An ornamental arm band having a rigid plate. The rigid plate is fastened to an arm of the wearer by way of a springy band that is rigidly fastened at one of its ends to an end of the plate. The plate has at least one lateral recess in its circumferential edge. The springy band has at its other end a loop-shaped link rigidly attached thereon. When being attached to an arm of the wearer, the springy band with its loop-shaped link is slid partly over the thickness of the plate and will then settle firmly in the recess of the plate because of the bias of the springy band.



Inventors:
Grinstead, John Allan (Sanibel, FL, US)
Application Number:
11/705117
Publication Date:
08/14/2008
Filing Date:
02/12/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A44C5/00
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Primary Examiner:
LAVINDER, JACK W
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
A Slight Indulgence (Sanibel, FL, US)
Claims:
What I claim is:

1. An ornamental arm band to be worn by a wearer comprising a rigid plate having an ornamentation on a surface thereof, said plate having at least one lateral recess in an edge of said plate therein, said arm band including a springy band rigidly connected to one end of said plate, said band having a loop shaped link rigidly connected at another end of said band, a plane of said loop shaped link is turned by 90° relative to a plane of said band, said loop shaped link will slide over the plane of said band and is adapted to settle in said at least one lateral recess in said edge of said plate when placed on an arm of said wearer because of the bias of said springy band.

2. The ornamental arm band of claim 1, wherein said ornamentation on a surface of said plate consists of a time piece.

3. The ornamental arm band of claim 1 includes printed matter placed on said surface.

4. The ornamental arm band of claim 3, wherein said printed matter identifies a medical condition of the wearer

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to Jewelry and particularly to bracelets designed for ornamental use on the arm of a wearer. Bracelets are of ancient origin and many varieties are known. Many of the known bracelets are supported on the arm of a wearer by flexible bands, such as chains.

DISCLOSURE OF PRIOR ART

U.S. Pat. No. 363,309 discloses a bracelet constructed of spring metal wherein two locking devices are interlocked with each other to form a bracelet lock.

U.S. Pat. No. 971,519 discloses a hair holder made of a flexible strip including metal. One end of the strip has lateral teeth therein and the other end of the strip has an upstanding loop thereon which will lock the ends of the strip together when the end with the teeth thereon is passed through the loop.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention could be termed a spring bracelet because the supporting band is a spring that is rigidly supported to a cover or decorative plate on one end and removably attached to the cover plate at the other end, thus forming an endless piece of jewelry around the arm of a wearer.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 is a perspective of the view of the bracelet

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

FIG. 1, the only Fig., shows the ornamental plate 1 that could be flat to cover the arm of a wearer, or preferably, somewhat rounded to follow the rounded contour of the arm or wrist of a wearer. The plate could be made from a precious metal such gold and silver and other materials but should be rigid enough to keep its shape to counteract lateral forces as will be explained below. The plate 1 can take many shapes including rectangular and display many different ornamental designs.

The chosen design in this invention is the name of an island, although the names of many different islands can be chosen. The plate could have a name of a person engraved thereon or the names of many vacation areas could be chosen. In addition, the plate could be used as a medical warning device to warn a medical person that the person having this bracelet on their arms could be allergic to various medications. It is very important for the invention to properly operate that the cover or ornamental plate have at its edges at least one lateral recess therein to receive a fastening device therein. In the illustration shown, by choosing the outline of the Island of Sanabel, a natural recess 2 lends itself well for this purpose because of the already presence of a bay 2. By choosing other islands most likely other bays are already present. If not, the plate itself can be constructed of any circumferential outline as long as one lateral recess is included.

The plate 1 is held on the arm of the wearer by a springy band which normally springs open when not fastened. The band 3 is fastened to the plate 1 at one end thereof by soldering at 4 or any other durable way of fastening. This then makes it a rigid connection. The other end of the band 3 has a longitudinal loop-shaped link 5 rigidly fastened thereto. The plane of the loop-shaped link 5 is turned by 90° relative to the plane of the band 3. The legs of the loop-shaped link 5 should by spread apart just enough to accommodate the thickness of the plate 1 so that the plane of the band 3 can just slip into the link 5.

When the bracelet is to be placed on an arm of a wearer, one hand will hold the plate 1 in place while the other hand will bend the springy band around the arm of a wearer, slide the U-shaped link over a part of the thickness of the plate 1 and then capture the recess 2 in the edge of the plate 1. Upon letting go of the springy band 3, the springy band will expand circumferentially to thereby firmly settle the loop-shaped link 5 in the lateral recess 2 in the edge of the plate 1.

In order to further enhance the outer appearance of the plate 1, a time piece 6 may be located thereon or any other ornamentation.