Abstract: A co-molded plastic pinch clip with certain portions thereof formed from different materials. The clip is adapted to be secured to the body of a hanger, to a clothesline, or any other suitable element. The clip comprises a pair of complementary jaw members formed of a relatively hard plastic material joined together by a bridge-like member. The bridge-like member is joined, at each end, to the middle portion of each of the complementary jaw members by means of a living hinge. A substantially rigid, resilient member engages and presses against the outer surfaces of the complementary jaw members to maintain the relative positions thereof and, as well, force them into engagement at one end. Each jaw member includes a relatively soft plastic pad on the opposite sides of the opposite ends thereof such that a pair of soft plastic pads are disposed in abutting relationship at the inner engagable ends of the clip and a pair of soft plastic pads are disposed at the outer pressable ends of the clip.
April 29, 2005
Date of Patent:
June 19, 2012
Merrick Engineering Inc
Abraham Abdi, Muna Abdi, Charles L. Coulter
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