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United States Patent Application 20170027289
Kind Code A1
Braun; Donaven February 2, 2017

Elastic Ring With Replaceable Element

Abstract

A ring preferably made of elastic material, the ring including a groove having a first shape and a removable ring insert that fits within the groove.


Inventors: Braun; Donaven; (Afton, TN)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Della LLC

Afton

TN

US
Family ID: 1000001779564
Appl. No.: 14/809768
Filed: July 27, 2015


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A44C 9/02 20130101; A44C 9/0084 20130101
International Class: A44C 9/00 20060101 A44C009/00; A44C 9/02 20060101 A44C009/02

Claims



1. A ring comprising a ring base including a groove having a first shape, and a removable ring insert in the shape of the first shape so that the ring insert fits tightly within the groove.

2. The ring of claim 1 wherein the removable ring insert is made of an elastic material.

3. The ring of claim 2 wherein the ring base is made of an elastic material.

4. The ring of claim 2 wherein the removable ring insert is made of silicone rubber.

5. The ring of claim 4 wherein the ring base is made of silicone rubber.

6. The ring of claim 1 wherein the ring insert fits flush within the groove.
Description



FIELD

[0001] This disclosure relates to the field of jewelry. More particularly, this disclosure relates to elastic rings.

BACKGROUND

[0002] Jewelry including rings have been around for many years. Rings are often purchased based on their particular look and feel and are sometimes purchased as fashion accessories. It is often necessary to purchase more than one ring to accessorize with different clothing having different colors and styles.

[0003] What is needed, therefore, is a ring that can be adapted to selectively have different colors or to otherwise change its shape in some manner.

SUMMARY

[0004] The above and other needs are met by a ring including a ring base including a groove having a first shape, and a removable ring insert in the shape of the first shape so that the ring insert fits tightly within the groove. The removable ring insert is preferably made of an elastic material, preferably silicone rubber. The ring base is also preferably made of an elastic material, preferably silicone rubber. The ring insert preferably fits flush within the groove.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0005] Further features, aspects, and advantages of the present disclosure will become better understood by reference to the following detailed description, appended claims, and accompanying figures, wherein elements are not to scale so as to more clearly show the details, wherein like reference numbers indicate like elements throughout the several views, and wherein:

[0006] FIG. 1 shows a ring including a ring insert having a first shape;

[0007] FIG. 2 shows the ring of FIG. 1 wherein the ring insert has been removed;

[0008] FIG. 3 shows a ring including a ring insert having a second shape;

[0009] FIG. 4 shows the ring of FIG. 3 wherein the ring insert has been removed;

[0010] FIG. 5 shows a ring including a ring insert having a third shape; and

[0011] FIG. 6 shows the ring of FIG. 5 wherein the ring insert has been removed.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0012] Various terms used herein are intended to have particular meanings. Some of these terms are defined below for the purpose of clarity. The definitions given below are meant to cover all forms of the words being defined (e.g., singular, plural, present tense, past tense). If the definition of any term below diverges from the commonly understood and/or dictionary definition of such term, the definitions below control.

[0013] FIG. 1 shows a basic embodiment of a first ring 10 as described herein, the first ring 10 including a first ring base 12 and a first ring insert 14. The first ring insert 14 is removable from the first ring base 12 as shown, for example, in FIG. 2. The first ring insert 14 fits within a first groove 16 along the first ring base 12. In some embodiments, the first ring insert 14 fits flush within the first groove 16 as shown in FIG. 1. Different ring inserts can be interchanged and used with the same ring base. In this way, a ring can be accompanied by multiple ring inserts, each having a different color or style.

[0014] FIG. 3 shows a second ring 18 including a second ring base 20 and a second ring insert 22. The second ring insert 22 is removably located within a second groove 24 along the second ring base 20. FIG. 4 shows the second ring insert removed from the second groove 24.

[0015] FIG. 5 shows a third ring 26 including a third ring base 28 and a third ring insert 30. The third ring insert 30 is removably located within a third groove 32 along the third ring base 28. FIG. 6 shows the third ring insert 30 removed from the third groove 32.

[0016] The foregoing description of preferred embodiments of the present disclosure has been presented for purposes of illustration and description. The described preferred embodiments are not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the scope of the disclosure to the precise form(s) disclosed. Obvious modifications or variations are possible in light of the above teachings. The embodiments are chosen and described in an effort to provide the best illustrations of the principles of the disclosure and its practical application, and to thereby enable one of ordinary skill in the art to utilize the concepts revealed in the disclosure in various embodiments and with various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated. All such modifications and variations are within the scope of the disclosure as determined by the appended claims when interpreted in accordance with the breadth to which they are fairly, legally, and equitably entitled.

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