|Publication number||US3905848 A|
|Publication date||Sep 16, 1975|
|Filing date||Sep 3, 1974|
|Priority date||Sep 3, 1974|
|Publication number||US 3905848 A, US 3905848A, US-A-3905848, US3905848 A, US3905848A|
|Inventors||Louis Val Williams|
|Original Assignee||Louis Val Williams|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (22), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
United States Patent 1191 Williams 1 Sept. 16, 1975 1 1 METHOD OF APPLYING STONES TO SHEET MATERIAL IZZI Filed: Sept. 3, 1974 1211 Appl. No: 502,782
 Int. Cl, i v 4 i i i i 844C 1/24 151%] Field 01' Search 35/26, 271 63/28; 156/63, 156/344; 16/1105; 29/1(1;428/10O I56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 951.926 3/1910 White 63/28 3846.214 11/1974 Rosenzweig 156/63 Prinulr ExaminerEdward G. Whitby I 57 ABSTRACT A method of applying stones to sheet material by use of a translucent paper sheet with adhesive on one side and a pre-printed design on the reverse side, a protective sheet for the adhesive side which is removed to expose the pre-printed design placing a series of prong settings upon the adhesive side over the printed design with the prongs in upward position, placing a sheet of material upon the prongs, pressing said material down with a sponge-like material so that the prongs pass through said material, placing stones within the prongs of said settings, bending the prongs to fasten the stones within the settings and removing thi: paper sheet from the material.
11 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures METHOD OF APPLYING STONES TO SHEET MATERIAL This invention relates to a method of applying stones to sheet material.
More specifically. this invention is for a method of applying rhinestones to fabric in different designs by setting such rhinestones within metal prong settings or units and closing the prongs of such settings against the rhinestones thus securing the stones within the prong settings.
Hcretofore. if a person desired to apply rhinestones to a fabric in a decorative design. such person would trace a design upon the fabric with pencil or a tailors chalk. or other line marking device which may later be removed. then push the prongs of a prong setting along the traced lines through the fabric from the reverse side so that the prongs come through the right or face side of the fabric. then place a stone within the prongs of each prong setting and bend the prongs against the stone. either by hand or with a metal edgeoor tool. thus fastening the stone within the prong setting. The person places such prong settings along the lines of the design. spaced apart any desired distance until the entire de sign is covered. The person then places a stone within each prong setting and bends the prongs against the facets of the stone as soon as the prongs of each prong setting is in position. or such person may prefer to place all the prong settings through the fabric along the lines of the design and then place a stone within the prongs of each prong setting and then bend the prongs against each stone as it is in position This is a long and tedious process and is not conducive to applying rhinestones to enhance the appearance of the fabric of a garment.
Furthermore, many persons do not have the artistic ability to create new. interesting and professional looking designs with rhinestones Thus. the result obtained in the finished fabric. or garment made from such fab ric. is amateurish and not a thing of beauty.
I have created a new and novel method of applying rhinestones to fabric inexpensively. rapidly. and with little effort.
As part of my method. I have created many beautiful and artistic designs for the application of rhinestones to fabric which may be used by any lay or inexperienced person. young or old. to enhance the appearance of many articles. such as blouses, pants. dresses. coats. suits. wall hangings. and similar articles.
For a fuller description of the nature and objects of my method. reference is had to the following detailed description in connection with the accompanying drawings. in which:
FIG. I is an enlarged cross-sectional view of a thin sheet of translucent paper with adhesive on one side covered with a sheet of protective paper.
FIG. 2 is a plan view of the thin sheet of paper with the protective paper removed exposing the adhesive and showing a flower design printed on the reverse side of the paper sheet.
FIG. 3 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of the thin sheet of paper shown in FIG. 1 with prong settings placed upon the adhesive layer which has the prongs of the settings passing through a fabric and stones placed within the prongs of the settings. one set of prongs shown in open position and the other set shown in closed position.
Fl(i. 4 is a top view of a rhinestone.
FIG. 5 is a side view of the stone shown in FIG. 4.
HO. 6 is a cross-sectional view ofa tool used to bend the prongs inwardly against the side facets of the stone.
FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a prong setting.
Referring to the drawing. numeral I represents a thin sheet of translucent paper of any desired dimension which has a thin film of non drying tacky substantially transparent gum or adhesive 11 on the face side 12 thereof (like the well-known gummed paper tape) and has a printed design I3 on the reverse side I4 thereof. As an esample, l have shown a simple form of flower design. The design 13 is in the form of a spaced series of small letters 15. such as R. Y. G. etc. reprc senting the colors red. yellow. green. etc. These letters I are visable on the face side 12 of the translucent gummed paper I0. The letters designate the colors of the stones to be placed within the prongs l8 of the prong settings I7, as will be hereinafter described. A thin sheet of paper I6 preferably a waxed paper. of about the same size as sheet III. is applied to the film ol non-drying adhesive II of the gummetl paper It] as a protective covering.
\Vhen a person desires to apply the flower design I3 to a piece of fabric. the prc-printed paper sheet III is laycd with the reverse side 14 tipon a flat surface. Re \ersc side 14 may have a non'drying adhesive border. or a series of nondrying adhesive strips. co\crcd by a peelablc protective waxed paper. By removing the pro tective waxed paper from reverse side I4. paper It! may be firmly fised to the llat surface to which it is applied so that it will not shift when the prong settings I7 are applied. The protective sheet I6 is then peeled from the gummcd paper It) etposing the series of spaced letters 15 seen through the gummed paper sur face II. The person then places a series of pre eolored prong settings I7 by hand upon the gummed side of paper 10 with the prongs 18 facing upwards. The settings l7 generally have four prongs l8; however. settings with less or more prongs may be used. The flat circular surface I) of the setting 17 adheres to the gummed surface 11 and remains in fitted position thereon. The settings are pre colored by tinting with a single color. such as red. yellow. green. etc. on the prongs l8. or a single prong of the group of prongs l8 may be colored with a single color by any known method. The letters IS of design 13 indicates the color of the setting I7 which is placed upon gummed side of paper 10 over the indicated letter. After all the colored settings I7 have been placed on the gummed side of paper 10 over the color indicated letters IS of the entire design, a piece of fabric 20 to which the design is to be applied is placed with its reverse side upon the points 21 of prongs I8 in the desired position. The fabric 20 is then pressed down with a dry flat sponge. such as a synthetic sponge which is well-known. so that all the prongs 18 pass through the fabric 20.
A colored rhinestone 22. having inwardly inclined facets 23. of the color indicated by the color or the prong. or prongs. is then placed within the group of prongs [8 of each setting [7. When all the stones 22 have been placed within the prongs of each setting. a tool 24, I have designed. is used to press the prongs I8 angularly against the inwardly inclined facets 23 of stones 22, thus fixing each stone in a non-movable posi tion within the prongs of each setting 17. Tool 24 has a handle 25 and a concave hollow circular terminal 26.
A single downward pressure upon the points 21 of prongs [8 with the hollow terminal 26 of tool 24 will bend all the prongs l8 inwardly against the inclined facets 23 of stones 22. The tool 24 is easily and rapidly used on the prongs of each setting l7 to firmly for each stone within the setting.
When all the stones have been firmly set. the sheet 10 is separated from the fabric 2" and may be discarded or used again. if desired.
While I have shown a single design in FIG. 2, any number of different preprinted designs may be used of any desired dimensions. Designs employing single or many different colored stones may be employed using my method. Also. gummed paper sheets without preprinted designs may also be used and the person may mark their own design by line or color upon the back of the paper sheet 10 and use my method for applying the rhinestones to the fabric.
An alternative method of preparing the pre-printed design upon sheet or paper I0 is to print the indicia of the design upon the face side 12 of paper 10 before applying the substantially transparent adhesive H to the surface 12 of the paper 10. in this instance, paper 10 need not be translucent but may be opaque. The printed design can be seen through the transparent adhesive so that the person applying the prong settings [7 in the manner hereinbefore stated can readily follow the design and follow the method hereinbefore mentioned.
What is claimed is:
l. A method of applying stones to sheet material comprising a. a sheet of translucent paper having substantially transparent adhesive on one side.
b. a pre-printed design on the reverse side thereof,
c. a removable protective sheet covering the adhesive side.
d. peeling said protective sheet from the adhesive exposing the design on the reverse side of said paper sheet.
e. placing a series of prong settings upon the adhesive side over the pre-printed design with the prongs in upward position.
placing a sheet of material upon the prongs of the settings.
g. pressing said material down with a sponge-like material so that the prongs pass through said material.
h. placing stones having inwardly inclined side facets within the upstanding prongs of said settings.
i. bending the prongs of said settings inwardly against the side facets of said stones to fix each stone within its setting.
j. then removing said sheet of translucent paper from said material.
2. The method set forth in claim 1 wherein the preprinted design consists of indicia indicating the colors of the stones to be applied to said sheet material.
3. The method set forth in claim 2 wherein the settings are colored to indicate the colors of the stones to be inserted in said settings for application to said sheet material.
4. The method set forth in claim 2 wherein at least one prong of each setting is colored to indicate the color of the stone to be inserted in said setting for application to said sheet material.
5. The method set forth in claim 2 wherein said indicia is a series of letters of the alphabet, each letter indicating the color of the stone to be set within each set ting.
6. The method set forth in claim 1 wherein said sheet material is fabric.
7. The method set forth in claim I wherein said stones are rhinestones.
8. The method set forth in claim 1 wherein the inwardly bending of said prongs against the side facets of said stones is accomplished with a tool having a handle and a hollow terminal.
9. The method set forth in claim 1 wherein the reverse side of said translucent paper sheet has areas of non-drying adhesive thereon covered with a peelable protective sheet which is removed when placing said translucent paper sheet on a flat surface to prevent its moving when applying the prongsettings.
10. A method of applying stones to sheet material comprising a. a sheet of paper having a pre-printed design on one side.
b. a substantially transparent tacky adhesive covering said one side and said pre-printed design.
c. a removable protective sheet covering said adhesive side.
d. peeling said protective sheet from said adhesive exposing said pre-printed design.
e. placing a series of prong settings upon said adhesive side over said pro-printed design with the prongs of said settings in upward position.
f. placing a sheet of material upon the prongs of said settings.
g. pressing said material down upon said prongs with a sponge-like material so that said prongs pass through said material.
h. placing stones within the upstanding prongs of said settings,
i. bending said prongs of said settings inwardly against the sides of said stones to fix each stone within its setting,
j. then removing said sheet of adhesive paper from said material.
H. The method set forth in claim 10 wherein the reverse side of said paper sheet has areas of n0ndrying adhesive thereon covered with a peelable protective sheet which is removed when said paper sheet is positioned upon a flat surface to prevent its moving when applying said prong settings.
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|U.S. Classification||156/63, 29/10, 63/28, 428/100, 156/702|
|International Classification||B44C1/26, A44C17/04|
|Cooperative Classification||B44C1/26, A44C17/04|
|European Classification||B44C1/26, A44C17/04|