Mates A. Bruner, the inventor of hinged shank patent #5136858 and 6370914 (currently licensed under the Superfit trademark) has formed a new company with his sons Joseph and Samuel. M.A. Bruner & Sons will sell his shanks directly to jewelers under the DreamRing trademark. The new company owns all the original molds and patent rights. The DreamRing incorporates a number of improvements. The 2.5 mm shank is 10 percent heavier and has a 30 percent thicker latch. The 4 mm in sizes 3½ to 6½ and 6 mm in sizes 4½ to 8½ have undergone the same improvements. In addition, DreamRing is now being sublicensed to other manufacturers and is available for use under separate trademarks. Contact the company at (800) 737-6115 or visit www.dreamring.com.