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14 febrero, 2024
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Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate love!

We express love in different ways, through gifts, dates, kisses, food, etc. Today we want to talk about how intellectual property is always present, from heart-shaped diamonds to innovative dating systems. Get to know a bit more about these patents that have added a touch of creativity and technology to the season of love.

METHOD OF MAKING A HEART-SHAPED DIAMOND

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Inventor:
Ami Haimoff

Assignee:
L I D Ltd

Date of Patent:
Aug. 20, 2002

heart shape diamond
Diamond rings are the perfect gift to give to celebrate love. However, what if your ring represents love also in its shape. Thank Ami Haimoff for creating and patenting a new way to make heart-shape diamonds. The process actually involves cutting two pear-shaped diamonds and placing them side-by-side in a setting in such a way as to create a heart shape. The diamonds contribute to the charm with individual culets, enhancing the overall allure of this symbol of love and craftsmanship.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION-BASED CASCADING DISPLAYS

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Inventors:
Joel Joseph Simkhai, Scott Ryan Lewallen and Morten Bek Ditlevsen

Assignee:
Grindr LLC

Date of Patent:
Dec. 10, 2013

location based cascading display
In 2013, Joel Joseph Simkhai, Scott Ryan Lewallen, and Morten Bek Ditlevsen patented this groundbreaking location-based dating system for apps, in this case for Grindr. That patent set the stage for other apps like Tinder and Bumble. If you’re interested in going out for a date this valentine day, location-based image displays and personal interests combined will help you get one. A tech-savvy love potion waiting for you!

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ONLINE MATCHING USING NON-SELF- IDENTIFIED DATA

US10146882B1

Inventors:
Steve Carter, Emily Maywood and Vaclav Petricek

Assignee:
eHarmony Inc

Date of Patent:
Dec. 04, 2018

online matching
Eharmony secured a patent for its matchmaking expertise, claiming to identify people likely to have successful relationships. The process involves gathering user responses, generating match profiles, and presenting potential matches based on compatibility scores. It’s a modern cupid striving for lasting connections. Would you like to give it a try on Valentine’s Day?

HEART-SHAPED CHOCOLATE

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Inventor:
Verlooy Herwig

Assignee:
Individual

Date of Patent:
Oct. 16, 2001

heart shaped chocolate
Chocolates are by far the most popular Valentine’s Day gift, and the go-to gift for last minute buys. Although one would think that a patent on such an item would be beyond obvious, Verlooy Herwig obtained a design patent on heart-shaped chocolate only in 2001. Are you the heart-shape chocolate type?

kissing shield

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Inventor:
Deloris Gray Wood

Assignee:
Individual

Date of Patent:
March. 17, 1998

kissing shield
This innovative and creative device is made up of a flexible membrane and a frame or holder. The membrane stretches over the frame, featuring a supporting member that covers the user’s lips, cheeks, and most of the face. A handle allows users to hold it at a distance while in use. The patent emphasizes its benefits for acting as a barrier, offering protection from germs and diseases, including HIV and AIDS. Next time you pucker up, consider the kissing shield for a safer kiss!

HEART SHAPED PEPPERONI SLICE

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Inventor:
II William C. Arbaugh

Assignee:
Individual

Date of Patent:
Jun. 15, 2004

heart shaped pepperoni
Where’s the pizza team? For those who love to celebrate Valentine’s by staging in the house and watching a movie in bed while eating a gigantic pizza, or what is known as a “takeout and makeout” session: we offer the heart shaped pizza! This heart-shaped pepperoni slice was patented in 2004 so that all people that want, could grab a pizza and a cold beer and have a nice quiet evening at home with your sweetheart.
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