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Publication numberUS2048317 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1936
Filing dateSep 28, 1935
Priority dateSep 28, 1935
Publication numberUS 2048317 A, US 2048317A, US-A-2048317, US2048317 A, US2048317A
InventorsFannie Berman
Original AssigneeFannie Berman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ring guard
US 2048317 A
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July 21, 1936. BERMAN 2,048,317

RING GUARD Filed Sept. 28, 1955 FAN/W5 EEHM/JN INVENTOR BY QVtAgi ATTORNEY.

Patented July 21, 1936 PATIENT" orifice RING GUARD I Fannie Berman, Paterson, N. ,1. Application semes er 28,1935, Serial No. 42,650 i s o1aims. (c1. ca -17.

This invention'relates generally to protectors for Jewelry and more particularly to protectors for rings and the like.

The main object of this invention is the provision of structure which will protect the prin,

oipal surface of a ring from damage or abrasion, thus obviating the necessity for the removalof the ring from the finger of the wearer while the wearer is engaged in using the hands in work. Since with the utilization of this ring-guard it is not necessary to remove thering, the liability of loss is greatly reduced, it being a well known fact that many valuable rings are lost-in this manner, especially when the ring is removed 15;; While the wearer is performing various kinds of the gem is struck accidentally against some mechanical obstruction. This protector not only prevents the gem from undesirably coming into contact with other objects, but also serves as a,

container within which the gem will'be retained if the gem should become accidentally detached from the mounting means integral with the ring through some mechanical failure of said means.

Another object of this invention is theprovision of a ring-guard which, while performing and esth'etic" appearance; is light in weight and in a'sense adds to the general appearance of the ring;

that this ring-guard is easily attached' to' and detached from the ring, thereby making its use simple and expedient. V I F A still further advantage of this invention lies in the simplicity of structure thereof andthe consequent economies in its manufacture.

These objects and further ends and advantages will more fully appear in the progress of this disclosure and as pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a plan view of one species of the ring-guard, the subject of this invention.

Figure 2 is a bottom view of the structure shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a view in perspective showing the structure of Figure 1 as applied to a ring having a mounted gem thereon, the crown or cover portion of the guard being broken away to show the position of the gem therebeneath.

the above mentioned services, presents'a pleasing Another advantage of this invention is the fact.

Figure 4 is an enlarged longitudinal vertical sectional view of the structure shown in Figure 1.

Figure 51s a transverse sectional view of Figure 4 alongthe plane 5 -5 thereon.

Figure 6 is a transvers'esectiorial view taken similarly to Figure 5 but showing an alternative structure for attaching the ring-guard to the ring.

Figure .7 is an enlarged side elevational view of Figure '1 takenffrom the plane 1''! thereon.

Numeral Ii) indicates a fingerjring and II a gem mounted thereon in any well known manner. The crownjor cover portion 12 comprises a relatively horizontal plate I3 and integral depending vertical longitudinal "sidewalls l4 and transverse side-walls l5. As is obvious to those skilled in the art to'which this device pertains, the cover l2'may be formed in any suitable configuration The size and shapeof saidjcover is determined on the inside thereof by the configuration of the gem I I, and the supporting struc-. ture therefor or in the case of a ring not'having a mounted gemthereonQby the configuration of the'main' surface of said ring. On the other hand, the configuration of 'the outside of said cover is-determined solely by the appearance desired and to some extent by mechanical considerations. i

'Aflixed in any suitable manner, as'for example by soldering or brazing, are two downwardly extending brackets I6. to embrace adjacent the lower extremities thereof, the ring IE but their general configuration is determined in a manner similarto that set forth abovein connection with the, cover I2. While the brackets I6 are shown in the drawing as being affixed to the cover 12, it is considered as being within the scope, of this invention if said brackets are formed-integrally Vfrom the same substance of which the cover. l2 is composed and may be formed simultaneously .therewith. Brackets I6 adjacenttheir extremities are provided with smalll'atches I! which are pivotally connected at one end thereof to a lateral edge of said brackets, as for example at 2|. The said pivotal connection is constructed in any suitable manner known in the art, as for example forming a loop in the pivotal end of the latch I! about a wire'which serves as a pintle therefor and. said wire is soldered to the portion I! or, as shown, the portion I! is pierced with a longitudinal narrow slot and the pivotal end of the latch I1 is inserted therethrough and bent upon itself to form the loop portion thereof I8.

Brackets 16 are shaped Latches I! ar adapted for movement as indisnapped into their closed position and the ring is replaced upon the finger. It may be seenthat the detachable. attaching mechanism associated with the latches I! may be comparatively light in structure because the lower surface of the latches I! is in contact with the finger upon which the ring is placed. Therefore, it may: be seen that any slight disengagementof the portion" 20 withjth'e" portion l9 will not'materially afiect the's'ecurity' of thering-g'uard' on the ring.

'Iliealternative structure shown in Figure 6 makes provision for attaching the ring-guard to the'ring' by merelysna'pping it into placewithout the necessity of removing the ring from the finger in order' to do this; This structure is somewhat less secure than the foregoing one, but off'ers'the' advantage of greater facility in use. As seen at Figure 6, the bracket I6 is composed of a suitablyresilient material and the lower longitudinal edges ll' thereof are bent inwardly toward each other) It may thus be seen that the lowefextremities of the brackets l6 perform in the manner of clips and the lower edges ll", inspringing inwardly, cause the bracket at this point to securely embrace the ring Ill.

While the cover lZ'is shown in the drawing as being continuous in surface, it is to be consideredwithin the'sco-p'e of this invention to provide the" same with suitableperforations or out out portions so that although the gem may be seen therefrom, the" configuration of these openin'g's is smallenough to restrict the passage therethrough of the gem should the gem become detached therewithin and, since the plate I3 is held in the operative position thereof at a point somewhat above the level of the gem l I, physical obstructions o'r surfaces liable to abrade the gem willjbe' prevented from coming in contact with said gem.

I 'wish' it, distinctly understood that minor changes and variation in the structure, material and. integration of the parts may be indulged in"witho ut departingfrom the spirit of the invention and thescope of the appended claims.

1'. As a new" article of manufacture, a ring guard comprising a cover adapted to protect the main surface of a ring, a pair of brackets afiixed to said cover andauapted to engage portions of said ring adjacent the main surface.

2. As a new article of manufacture, a ringguard comprising a. cover adapted to protect the main surface of a ring, a pair of brackets afiixed to said cover and adapted to engage portions of said ring adjacent the main surface and means on said brackets to detachably attach them to the said portions.

3. As a new article of manufacture, a ringguard comprising a cover adapted to protect the main surface of a ring, a pair of brackets affixed to said cover and adapted to-engage portions of said ring adjacent the main surface and having the longitudinal edges thereof inwardly bent and thereby adapted to detachably engage the said ring by clipping thereabout.

4: Asa new article of manufacture, a ringguard comprising a cover adapted to protect the mainsurface of a ring, a pair of brackets 1 afiixed to said cover and adapted to engage portions of said ring adjacent the main surface, a pivotal latch on each of said brackets adapted to enclose the portion of' the ring thereat within each bracket and having the free end of said pivotallatch adaptedfor detachable engagement the gem carrying portion of said ring.

6. As anew article of manufacture, a ringguardfor rings having gems thereon comprising a crown portion adapted to cover said gem, a pair of brackets afiixed to said crown portion and adapted to engage portions of said ring adjacent the gem carrying portion of said ring and means on" said brackets to detachably attach them to the said ring.

'7." As a new article of manufacture, a ringguard for'rings having gems thereon comprising a crown" portion adapted to cover said gem, a pair of brackets affixed to said crown portion and adaptedto engage portions of said ring adjacent the gem carrying portion of said ring and having the longitudinal edges thereon inwardly bent and thereby adapted to detachably engage the said ring by clipping thereabout. I

8,. As a new article of manufacture, a ringg'uard for rings having gems thereon comprising a crown portion adapted to cover said gem, a pair of brackets afiixed to said crown portion and adaptedto engage portions of said ring adjacent the gem carryingportion of said ring, a pivotal latch on eachof said brackets adapted to enclose the portion of the ring thereat within each bracket and having the free end of'said pivotal latch adapted fordetachable engagement with"the other edge of each bracket thereat.

FANNIE BERMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification63/15.8, D11/35, D11/86, 63/15
International ClassificationA44C9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C9/0092
European ClassificationA44C9/00G2