Valentine’s Day technologies to make your heart go pitter-pat(ent)

Happy Valentine’s Day! When you think of Valentine’s Day, chocolates, jewelry, and flowers probably come to mind. This year, the ktMINE team wanted to give you all the quintessential Valentine’s day gifts…and their respective patents. Here are four inventions to help us to better celebrate this holiday. 

 

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Box

Chocolates and other assortments of candies have been associated with this holiday for many years. Chocolates, in fact, are so popular that a whopping 58 million pounds are purchased during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. This heart-shaped chocolate box patent was granted to Shanghai Longlian Packing Material Co., Ltd. in 2017 and is among the 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates that are sold the week of Valentine’s Day.

Heart-shaped chocolate box

Patent: CN208665847U, Heart-shaped chocolate box. Source: ktMINE Patent Application

 

Social matching

Eharmony, an online dating site, claims that every 14 minutes someone falls in love on their website. With those kinds of statistics, it’s to no surprise that they have patented their methods. Eharmony’s patent for Social Matching was granted to them in 2019 which takes into consideration the subscriber’s friend’s input on potential matches based on a matching engine performed by an internal processor. Does it work? Well, if you are single and ready to mingle this Valentine’s Day find out!

social matching

Patent US2019319910A1, Social Matching. Source: ktMINE Patent Application

 

Jewelry box

Each year, consumers are expected to spend a total of 4.3 billion on jewelry, making it the most popular Valentine’s Day gift. If you are one of the 20% of consumers expected to buy jewelry this Valentine’s Day, you might want to consider this jewelry box. This jewelry box was patented just last year for its unique blue fluorescence light that illuminates the jewelry when the box is opened – sure to give your gift that wow factor.

jewelry box patent

Patent WO2019215809A1, Jewelry box. Source: ktMINE Patent Application

 

Method of making a heart-shaped diamond

What could be better than opening a jewelry box and finding a heart-shaped diamond on Valentine’s Day? If that’s the road you are planning on taking, look no further than this patented method of making a heart-shaped diamond, granted to LID LTD in 2002. The process involves cutting two pear-shaped diamonds and placing them in a way to create a heart shape.

Method of making a heart-shaped diamond

Patent US6434805B2, Method of making a heart-shaped diamond. Source: ktMINE Patent Application

About the author: Amy Westrick
Amy Westrick
As a Marketing Coordinator at ktMINE, Amy works with internal teams to create and share our content. With an agency background, Amy understands the importance of clearly communicating the value of the ktMINE platform to customers.