Monday, September 12, 2011

US Patent 8011697 - Nanojewelry

This patent from Nanojewelry LLC includes some broad claims for nanoscale patterns formed as surface decorations for pins, display pieces, trophies, pendants, rings, class rings, or other jewelry and gems. Claim 1 reads:

1. An apparatus, comprising:

an object; and

a medium defining imagery having a plurality of nano-scale or micro-scale portions, the medium being coupled to the object;

wherein the medium comprises silicon oxide having a predetermined thickness; and

wherein the medium is made using semiconductor processing techniques.