Patents by Inventor Marvin I. May

Marvin I. May has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4395797
    Abstract: A holder for retaining sheet material such as a water bed liner against a surface such as a bed frame. The holder contains a head portion, a center portion and a leg portion. The head portion is biased to press against the surface to which the holder is attached. The center portion forms a space to hold a portion of the material. The leg portion includes a U-shaped portion insertable into a groove in the surface for removably securing the holder to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1983
    Inventor: Marvin I. May
  • Patent number: 4089075
    Abstract: A holder having a wide usage for holding plastic, cloth or paper against a surface. The holder is made of extruded plastic and includes a leg portion, a bowed base and a head portion for bearing against a surface. An arm may also be included for easily pivoting the head portion away from the surface. The holder may be used to restrain a water bed liner, curtains, valances, ruffles and paper memos for example. In addition, the holder may be placed back to back with another holder to form a clothespin type device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Inventor: Marvin I. May
  • Patent number: 3973282
    Abstract: A liner restrainer which in a first embodiment comprises an extruded synthetic resin clip having a leg portion for retaining the clip in position relative to the interior surfaces of a water bed frame, a central portion bowed to provide a storage space and a spring bias and a head portion for bearing against the frame and a water bed liner to hold the liner in place. In a second embodiment, the liner restrainer comprises two extruded elements, a clip section and a rail section, which function like the first embodiment to hold the liner; each embodiment is inexpensive and very easy to use so that a water bed can be assembled very quickly and easily. Readjustment of the liner can also be accomplished easily and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Inventor: Marvin I. May