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Patent Application Titled "Decorative Apparatus for Adorning a Frustum Shaped Article" Published Online

February 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C. , by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventors NOVIK , Suzanne D. ( Weston, CT ); BULLARD, Janice ( South Salem, NY ), filed on March 14, 2013 , was made available online on January 23, 2014 . The assignee for this patent application is J & S Design Studio , Llc. Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "It is known in the art that decorative pieces may be affixed to lamp shades and similar items for decorative purposes. However, what is needed is an apparatus that is configured to secure itself to a lamp shade or other frustum shaped article by constriction in order to prevent the article from falling off of the lamp shade and to minimize any unnecessary damage to the lamp shade." In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "The present invention is directed to a decorative apparatus that is configured to hold itself against a frustum shaped article, such as a lamp shade, by means of constriction, in order to provide additional decorative components to the frustum shaped article. "According to a first embodiment, the decorative apparatus according to the present invention comprises a first base member having a closed-loop configuration with a first perimeter, and one or more decorative elements connected to the first base member. The first base member is configured to hold the decorative apparatus to a frustum shaped article by constriction around the article at a position on the article where said first perimeter is substantially equal to a perimeter of said article at said position. "According to the first embodiment of the invention, the frustum shaped article is substantially frustoconical and the first base member is conformable to be substantially circular. "According to the first embodiment of the invention, the one or more decorative elements comprise a plurality of chain-like elements. The plurality of chain like elements may also form the first base member. The decorative apparatus may also comprise a second base member having a closed-loop configuration with a second perimeter greater than said first perimeter. "According to the first embodiment of the invention, the decorative apparatus may further comprise one or more pins configured to affix the decorative apparatus to the article, thereby reducing movement of the decorative apparatus relative to the article. Each of the one or more pins may also comprise a decorative element. "According to a second embodiment of the present invention, there is an arrangement for incorporating decorative elements to a lamp shade comprising: a lamp shade, and a decorative apparatus comprising: a first base member having a closed-loop configuration with a first perimeter, and one or more decorative elements connected to the first base member. The first base member is configured to hold the decorative apparatus to the lamp shade by constriction around the lamp shade at a position on the lamp shade where the first perimeter is substantially equal to a perimeter of the lamp shade at that position. "According to a third embodiment of the present invention, there is an arrangement for incorporating decorative elements to a lamp shade comprising: a lamp shade, and a decorative apparatus comprising: a first base member having a closed-loop configuration with a first perimeter, and one or more decorative elements connected to the first base member. The first base member is configured to hold the decorative apparatus to the lamp shade by constriction around the lamp shade at a position on said lamp shade where the first perimeter is substantially equal to or less than a perimeter of the lamp shade at that position. The arrangement further comprises one or more pins configured to affix the decorative apparatus to the article, thereby reducing movement of the decorative apparatus relative to the article. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS "FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the decorative apparatus according to the first embodiment affixed to a lamp shade. "FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the decorative apparatus according to a second embodiment affixed to a lamp shade. "FIG. 3 is a cross section view of a lamp shade and the decorative apparatus, where the decorative apparatus includes a pin inserted through a portion of the decorative apparatus and lamp shade according to the invention. "FIG. 4 is a cross section view of a lamp shade and the decorative apparatus, where the decorative apparatus includes a pin inserted through a portion of the decorative apparatus and lamp shade according to the invention. "FIG. 5 is a front perspective view of a pin inserted through a portion of the decorative apparatus according to the invention. "FIG. 6 is an exploded perspective view showing the inside of a lamp shade, and a pin inserted through the decorative apparatus and lamp shade according to the invention. "FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a decorative apparatus according to the invention which is further affixed to a lamp shade by a plurality of pins. "FIG. 8 is an interior view of a decorative apparatus according to the invention which is further affixed to a lamp shade by a plurality of pins. "FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a plurality of decorative apparatuses according to an embodiment of the invention affixed to a lampshade." For more information, see this patent application: NOVIK , Suzanne D.; BULLARD, Janice. Decorative Apparatus for Adorning a Frustum Shaped Article. Filed March 14, 2013 and posted January 23, 2014 . Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=3819&p=77&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140116.PD.&OS=PD/20140116&RS=PD/20140116 Keywords for this news article include: J & S Design Studio Llc. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC


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