WO2015012947A1 - Unity heart device - Google Patents

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WO2015012947A1
WO2015012947A1 PCT/US2014/039066 US2014039066W WO2015012947A1 WO 2015012947 A1 WO2015012947 A1 WO 2015012947A1 US 2014039066 W US2014039066 W US 2014039066W WO 2015012947 A1 WO2015012947 A1 WO 2015012947A1
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Michael James LETNEY
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Letney Michael James
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G33/00Religious or ritual equipment in dwelling or for general use

Abstract

A multi-piece ceremonial sculpture and a method of assembly. The method of assembling the sculpture is to fasten a heart-shaped outer piece to a base by way of a peg and an indented hole. Once the outer piece has been secured, an inner piece will be inserted within the outer piece and securely fastened within. A topper pin is placed through aligned openings on the top of both the outer and inner pieces. Once assembled, the heart sculpture represents love, unity and commitment between two parties together in a union.

Description

UNITY HEART DEVICE

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] The present application is a continuation-in-part of U.S. Design Patent Application Serial No. 29/457,052 entitled "Unity Heart Device", filed June 6, 2013, which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention.

[0002] The present invention is directed to a method of assembling a multi-piece ceremonial sculpture and to a multi-piece ceremonial sculpture. More specifically, the present invention is a method of assembling a ceremonial heart-shaped sculpture, that once assembled establishes a symbol of unity during a wedding or union ceremony.

2. Description of the Related Art.

[0003] Various ceremonial rituals such as candles and other devices are commonly used to commemorate weddings, unions, or other various types of ceremonies. During a ceremony, two people in unison commence some sort of action such as lighting a candle, or filling a bottle with sand in order to show and celebrate their union.

[0004] Current existing art also includes the assembly of a cross-like sculpture during a ceremony to celebrate a union for example, see Applicant's Method of Assembling a Multi-Piece Sculpture (U.S. Pat. No. 8,418,344). An assembly of a heart-shaped sculpture is desired in the art and advantageous over the prior designs and commemorative rituals due to its unique nature and symbolism. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The present invention is directed to a method of assembly of a ceremonial multi- piece heart-shaped sculpture and to a multi-piece ceremonial sculpture.

[0006] During wedding, anniversary, and union ceremonies, it is becoming increasingly popular to celebrate with a unity ritual in order to symbolize the joining of two people, families, or business entities. There are many different types of rituals and devices that can be used during wedding ceremonies or other types of celebrations. A heart is often used as a symbol of love and unity during ceremonies. The unity heart device, when assembled during a wedding, union, or celebration ceremony creates and affirms the idea of love and unity between two people and/or families joining together.

[0007] In at least one preferred embodiment, the present invention provides a method of assembling a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture, composed of outer and inner components each shaped like hearts along with a sturdy base to secure the assembly together.

[0008] The outer piece is shaped like a heart and contains a peg at the lower point of the heart that firmly secures the outer piece to the solid/hollow base structure. The outer piece may represent a "Man" while the more intricate inner piece can represent a "Woman." The inner piece is also shaped like a heart and is firmly fitted within the outer piece. The outer piece has a recessed portion on the inside of its lower point in which the inner piece nests inside and is secured into place. A topper pin is inserted through an aligned opening in the upper points of each inner and outer pieces and further secures the two hearts together.

[0009] After the two hearts come together and the sculpture is assembled, it represents a shared commitment and unity between two people and acts as a daily reminder of those commitments. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0010] Figure I illustrates a front view of an outer piece of a multi-piece sculpture constructed in accordance with the present invention;

[001 1] Figure 2 illustrates a top view of a base piece of a multi-piece sculpture constructed in accordance with the present invention;

[0012] Figure 3 illustrates a front view of an outer piece connected to the base of the multi-piece sculpture;

[0013] Figure 4 illustrates a front view of an inner piece of the multi-piece sculpture;

[0014] Figure 5 illustrates a perspective view of the multi-piece sculpture after the completion of the assembly;

[0015] Figure 6 illustrates a front view of the multi-piece sculpture after the completion of the assembly shown in FIG. 5; and

[0016] Figure 7 illustrates a sectional view of the multi-piece sculpture assembly taken along section line 7-7 of FIG. 5.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS

[0017] The embodiments discussed herein are merely illustrative of specific manners in which to make and use the invention and are not to be interpreted as limiting the scope of the instant invention.

[0018] While the invention has been described with a certain degree of particularity, it is to be noted that many modifications may be made in the details of the invention's construction and the arrangement of its components without departing from the spirit and scope of this disclosure. It is understood that the invention is not limited to the embodiments set forth herein for purposes of exemplification.

[0019] The embodiments contained herein provide for a method or process to assemble a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture as well as for a multi-piece ceremonial sculpture.

[0020] As shown in Figure 1 , an outer piece 10 is shaped as an outline of a heart and may be brought to the ceremony by one of the parties. As a non-limiting example, this outer piece 10 would represent the "Man" within a wedding ceremony. The outer piece 10 may be composed of a sturdy plastic material and has a central open area so than an inner piece 22 (not shown in FIG. 1 ) can fit within. As shown in FIG. 1 the outer piece 10 contains a circular peg 12 which protrudes out of the bottom of the heart-shaped outer piece 10. A recessed portion 26 at the lower point of the heart provides a place for the inner piece 22 (not shown in FIG.l) to securely sit. Also shown in Figure 1 is a circular opening 24 for a topper pin 30 (not shown in FIG. 1) to insert into.

[0021] As shown in Figure 2, a hollow (or solid) base 14 that contains a cradle 16 and an indented hole 18. The cradle 16 is a raised portion stemming from the base and serves to cradle and secure the outer piece 10. Cradle 16 contains a depression 20 for which outer piece 10 aligns with and securely rests in The cradle 16 centers around an indented hole 18 at the same position as and for alignment with circular peg 12 at the bottom of outer piece 10. This allows outer piece 10 to connect into the base 14. The outer piece 10 is positioned to firmly fit into the solid base 14 by inserting the peg 12 in the indented hole 18 of the solid/hollow base 14. Figure 3, illustrates the outer piece 10 installed into base 14 by way of cradle 16.

[0022] As shown in Figure 4, the inner piece 22 is intricately designed with scroll-like swirl designs, composed of a sturdy plastic material, while also shaped like a heart. The inner piece 22 may be brought to the ceremony by the other participating party, usually representing the "Woman" in a wedding ceremony. The inner piece 22 contains a circular opening on the top 28 which will align with the opening 24 of the outer piece 10 (not shown in FIG. 4) so that the inner piece 22 may fit firmly within the outer piece 10. The inner piece 22 will be inserted with the outer piece 10 (not shown in FIG. 4) by one party so that the opening 28 aligns with the outer piece opening 24.

[0023] Illustrated in Figure 5, after the inner piece 22 has been inserted and firmly fitted into the outer piece 10, a topper pin 30 may be inserted through the top openings 24 and 28 in order to fasten the inner piece 22 and outer piece 10 together. Other types of toppers and pins may be used within the spirit and scope of the invention. Figure 6 illustrates a front view of the completed assembly.

[0024] Figure 7 illustrates the sectional view of the assembled figure taken along sectional line 7-7 of Figure 5, and highlights the option to insert a screw 32 through the bottom of the base 14. A party may turn the assembly over and insert the screw 32 into the bottom of the indented hole 18 of the base. The screw 32 enters through the base 14 and into the peg 12 at the bottom of the outer piece 10. The screw may fasten the heart-shaped outer piece 10 to the solid/hollow base 14 from the bottom of the base 14 platform.

Claims

WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:
1. A method of assembling a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture representational of a union and commitment in a ritual-based ceremony, which comprises the steps of:
inserting a heart-shaped outer piece having a central open area onto a base, wherein said heart-shaped outer piece includes a front side and a back side and said central open area extends completely from front to back;
inserting a heart-shaped inner piece within the central open area of said heart-shaped outer piece through the front side or the back side of the outer piece, the inner piece being slightly smaller than the outer piece; and
fastening the inner piece to the outer piece completing said ceremonial sculpture.
2. A method of assembling a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture as set forth in Claim 1 wherein said heart-shaped outer piece is securely fastened into a peg hole on a surface of the base.
3. A method of assembling a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture as set forth in Claim 1 wherein said heart-shaped outer piece is fastened with screws from a bottom of the base.
4. A method of assembling a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture as set forth in Claim 1 wherein said heart-shaped inner piece is inserted within said outer piece with openings of said outer and inner pieces aligned.
5. A method of assembling a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture as set forth in Claim 4 wherein said inner piece is fitted within said outer piece by a pin that is inserted into said openings of said inner piece and said outer piece.
6. A method of assembling a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture as set forth in Claim 1 wherein said outer piece is in a basic shape of a heart.
7. A method of assembling a ceremonial multi-piece sculpture as set forth in Claim I wherein said inner piece is in a basic shape of a heart with scroll-!ike, swirl designs.
8. A ceremonial multi-piece sculpture assembly, which comprises:
a heart-shaped outer piece having a central open area;
a base onto which the outer piece is fastened;
a heart-shaped inner piece received within the central open area of the heart-shaped outer piece; and
a fastener to fasten the inner piece to the outer piece.
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