With Clamp Patents (Class 223/91)
  • Patent number: 10793988
    Abstract: A radiology garment storage and cleaning system, for storing and cleaning radiology garments, each garment including a radiology apron and a radiology collar. The radiology garment storage and cleaning system includes a storage apparatus, which is divided into a number of compartments for accepting a radiology garment, the compartments extending from the first side to the second side. Each compartment is equipped with a cleaning system, a door with a lock and at least one status light. The storage apparatus also includes an ID card and a monitoring system which is in electronic communication with the ID card reader, the lock of each compartment, each of the cleaning mechanisms, and the status light of each compartment. The monitoring system is configured to monitor when the radiology garment is placed in one of the compartments, automate the cleaning of the garment, and track the garment's usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Nikia Gordon, Tashma Watson
  • Patent number: 10610014
    Abstract: A clamp assembly having a clamp, a handle, and a clip. The handle is shaped so as to provide a novel and improved method and apparatus to hold shoes to a golf bag. The topline of the shoe is securely held by the clamp. The handle is attached to the clamp. And the clip is attached to the handle and can clip to a golf bag. The clip may be a carabiner clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Lewis Joseph Smalligan
  • Patent number: 10226092
    Abstract: A utility clip may secure an item to clothing. The utility clip may include first and second members. A hinge may pivotably connect the members. A clothing protection member may be disposed between the first member and the second member. The clothing protection member may be configured to protect the clothing from the item disposed between the second member and the clothing protection member. At least one of the first member and the second member may pivot about the hinge such that the utility clip may move from an unactuated position to an actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: James R. Parker
  • Patent number: 9700474
    Abstract: Disclosed is a new sling bar for use with an overhead lift system to lift a load suspended in a lift sling there below. The sling bar comprises a cross bar having first and second ends, a pair of lift loop retention ears extending from each of the first and second ends of the cross bar. Each pair of ears includes a first ear in the pair being disposed adjacent a first face of the cross bar and a second ear in the pair disposed adjacent a second opposite face of said cross bar, the pair of retention ears defining a space there between. A lift hook is disposed at each of the first and second ends of the cross bar in the space defined between the pair of retention ears, the pair of ears extending at least up to an inner surface of a bend portion of the lift hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Liko Research & Development AB
    Inventors: Roger Karlsson, Ronnie Arespong
  • Patent number: 9357866
    Abstract: A closet hanger especially for neckties. The hanger features a novel plastic clip, which allows easy one-handed insertion and removal of ties. Each clip supports the tie with lateral elastic tension. A plurality of clips is arranged to allow ties to be hung face-to-face, saving space over hangers that support ties side-by-side. An adjustable hook screw secures the hanger fixedly in place on the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Edward Allahverdian
  • Patent number: 9345322
    Abstract: A gun mount concealable under a garment including a hanger with a hook attached to a longitudinal member defining a central channel for receiving opposing threaded ends of a mount loop. One mount loop end passes through the trigger assembly and engages a washer and nut on the opposing side of the gun mount via the central channel and the other mount loop end is positioned within the central channel. The mount may be placed in a closet among a user's wardrobe, affording secure storage to personal firearms in the event of an emergency while concealing the presence of the guns to unauthorized users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Michael H. Starnes
  • Patent number: 9055834
    Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable hanger which allows for using a single hanger to be utilized for multiple different sized clothes. The shoulders utilize a locking button system. In some embodiments spring or magnetic clips are used on the horizontal beam of the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Deborah Fusco Zechini
  • Patent number: 8985408
    Abstract: A garment-hanging accessory includes a strip of material having a first end and a second end; and a clip having an engaging end biased into a normally closed position and openable upon application of pressure upon opposing levers at an opposite end of the clip, the levers connected by a spring secured about a fulcrum point between the levers, each end of the strip of material secured to a respective opposite side of each of the opposing levers, opposite ends of each lever, not secured to either of the ends of the strip of material, co-acting to define a garment engaging end when the clip is in its normally closed position. The unsecured portion of the strip opposite the clip is suspended upon a primary garment hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Nicole Lloyd, Kim Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20150060501
    Abstract: A hanger for hanging multiple garment or sports gear pieces. The hanger includes a horizontal member, a hanging hook for supporting the horizontal member on external structure, such as on a closet bar, and plural spaced-apart vertical members. Each vertical member is engaged to the horizontal member at an upper end, and each vertical member has a fastener at a lower end thereof for engaging a piece. The vertical members can be adjustable in length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Marcey Lynn Trusiak, Peter Anthony Trusiak
  • Patent number: 8925770
    Abstract: A hanger releasably supports a shirt. The hanger has a middle support and laterally extending shoulder supports. A hook is in an inverted J-shaped configuration. The hook is coupled to and extends upwardly from the middle support of the hanger. A clip has an interior segment and an exterior segment. The interior segment has an upper part coupled to the middle support. The interior segment has a pivot line and a convex lower part beneath the pivot line. The interior segment has a lower edge beneath the convex lower part. The exterior segment has an upper edge and a lower edge. The lower edges of the interior and exterior segments form a semi-cylindrical finger. In this manner pressing the upper edge of the exterior segment will pivot the finger about the mid-line away from the middle support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Roberto Garcia Garcia
  • Patent number: 8893936
    Abstract: [Object of the invention] Releasing all clips at once easily. [Solution] A clothes hanger comprises a substantially horizontally arranged rod, a rigid hanger body which support the rod at the both ends thereof, a plural clip through which the rod is inserted, and a plural spacer through which the rod is inserted between the clips. Each clip has a pair of clip bodies, a hinge situated near the center of said clip bodies, a through hole formed above the hinge, an operation part situated above said through hole, a holding part at the lower end of the clip bodies and an elastic element which forces the holding part to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Akitada Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8820595
    Abstract: A hanger system with hooks attached to and suspended from a hanging or stationary frame, and from one to a multiplicity of rods capable of holding garments or other items, which rest in the hooks. The hooks are designed to allow the rods to rest in vertical relation to one another within the hooks although, depending on the hanging orientation of the hanger system, the rods may hang adjacent to or diagonal from one another. The frame may be hung from a closet rod or similar support, or may be attached to a surface such as a wall or a shelf, either directly or with spacers between the frame and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Traci Linn Reilly
  • Patent number: 8720842
    Abstract: A hanger device is made of a rigid plastic material and includes a hooked portion and a plate formed below the hooked portion. The plate includes a coupling portion and a plurality of annular portions. A car mat is coupled with the coupling portion. At least one fixing device is integrally formed on at least one of the annular portions. The at least one fixing device includes a through-hole. The at least one fixing device is separable from the at least one of the annular portions. The at least one fixing device is to be mounted to the car mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Wei-Jyh Huang, Wang Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20130306688
    Abstract: [Object of the invention] Releasing all clips at once easily. [Solution] A clothes hanger comprising; a substantially horizontally arranged rod; a rigid hanger body which support said rod at the both ends thereof; a plural clip through which said pole is inserted; and a plural spacer through which said pole is inserted between said clips; wherein said each clip has a pair of clip bodies, a hinge situated near the center of said clip bodies, a through hole formed above said hinge, an operation part situated above said through hole, a holding part at the lower end of said clip bodies; and an elastic element which forces said holding part to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Akitada Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8534513
    Abstract: The time organizing clothes hanger involves a system for hanging garments, which also keeps track of when a garment was last worn or when a garment is to be worn or when a garment is due to be laundered. The time organizing system utilizes sliding panels that connect into and slide along sliding channels located on the clothes hanger. The sliding panels keep track of and indicate a particular day, month, and current status of use of the respective garment. The shape of each hanger includes a specific day of the week that is incorporated into the design. The hanger also includes adjustable clips located along a bottom edge, which enable garments to be clipped there under, and of which the clips do not use a fixed jaw to secure the garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Dixon
  • Patent number: 8523027
    Abstract: A hanger system with hooks attached to and suspended from a hanging or stationary frame, and from one to a multiplicity of rods capable of holding garments or other items, which rest in the hooks. The hooks are designed to allow the rods to rest in vertical relation to one another within the hooks although, depending on the hanging orientation of the hanger system, the rods may hang adjacent to or diagonal from one another. The frame may be hung from a closet rod or similar support, or may be attached to a surface such as a wall or a shelf, either directly or with spacers between the frame and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Traci Linn Reilly
  • Patent number: 8444029
    Abstract: A hanger includes a body and a hook. The body includes an upper crossbar, a lower crossbar spaced from and extending substantially parallel to the upper crossbar, and first and second sidebars extending between the upper crossbar and the lower crossbar opposite each other. The hook is coupled with and extends upwardly from a center of the upper cross bar. The upper cross bar includes a substantially linear intermediate section, an upper reinforcement section extending above the linear intermediate section, a lower reinforcement section extending below the substantially linear intermediate section, a first rib extending between and bordering each of the substantially linear intermediate section and the upper reinforcement section, and a second rib extending between and bordering each of the substantially linear intermediate section and the lower reinforcement section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon R. Ferraro, Keith C. Cedro, Jake Strassburger
  • Patent number: 8408434
    Abstract: The invention discloses five embodiments of hangers for clothes having a first crossbar forming together with means for arranging the hanger on a support a main frame, which comprises an additional second crossbar having a free end for hanging trousers and capable of moving it in space into various positions relative to the main frame and its subsequent pressing to the first crossbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Andrei Aleksandrovich Sevastianov
  • Publication number: 20120111903
    Abstract: A men's suit hanger with trouser holding clips is provided. The men's suit hanger according to current invention has two specially designed trousers holding clips. The trousers holding clip has elongated side wings to make the overall shape of one clip as letter ‘L’. The men's suit hanger of the current application enables a user to hang long men's trousers and jacket at the same time in a short closet without worry about the trousers slip out of the hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Young Choi, II
  • Patent number: 8157224
    Abstract: A hanger capable of supporting a bag. A first piece of the hanger includes (i) a first body, with a hanger extending upwardly from the body, (ii) a structure extending from a first side of the first body, and (iii) a cleat extending downwardly from a second side of the first body. The cleat includes a plurality of spaced apart cross members each having a neck portion and a head portion. A second piece of the hanger includes a second body that defines a slotted grove groove receptor for the cleat. The slotted groove receptor includes (i) an opening having a first portion and a second portion, with the first portion being wider than the second portion, and (ii) at least one projecting member provided adjacent to the second portion of the opening. The first piece is removably attached to the second piece with the cleat received in the slotted groove receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Michael H. Kennett, Joel T. Cerva
  • Publication number: 20120080459
    Abstract: The present invention is a clothes hanger. In particular, the present invention is directed to a clothes hanger with a hook for, inter alia, hats. The preferred embodiment of the hanger comprises a hook that supports a hanger body with a cross bar. The hanger body has two hanger arms that extend from a vertex. A secondary hook is mounted to the vertex and extends perpendicular to the vertex. The hanger also preferably has a clip tag hung on the hook and over the hanger body. The clip tag preferably has a loop portion for hanging on the hook, a tag portion suspended from the loop and a spring-loaded clip mounted to the tag. The spring-loaded clip could be used to secure a garrison cover to the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Adrian A. Dy
  • Patent number: 8100305
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an automobile hanger. The hanger may comprise a hanger frame, a connecting member, a supporting member, a fastening member and a hook. The hanger may be configured as a supporting hanger and to be attached to the headrest column of an automobile seat. Alternatively, the hanger may also be configured as a hook hanger which may be utilized in an automobile or elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Shiyu Sun
  • Patent number: 8087520
    Abstract: A locking automobile mat hanger and display device consists of two hanger housings that cooperate with an interchangeable adapter insert to secure a plurality of automobile floor mats. The device includes housings having a retaining portion and an adapter insert, whereby the adapter insert and the retaining portion of the housing create channels in which automobile floor mats may be inserted and retained. The device also has a cutout section in the housings whereby a user may easily grasp and carry the entire mat hanger assembly. The device further contains a hook section disposed on the housings, which allows for the entire mat hanger assembly to be hung from retail displays, and also allows for efficient storage. The label application section of the hanger aids inventory organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Milella, Jr., David Allen Reband, Karl Joseph Mazur, Michael William Negus, Robert A. Price
  • Patent number: 8061569
    Abstract: A clip for clamping an object (25) has a clip body (5) where a pair of clip members (1, 2) are pivotally connected to each other, clamping force increasing members (6, 7) for increasing a clamping force of the clip body; and fixing means (8) for supporting the clamping force increasing members on the clip body. The clamping force increasing members have slip prevention sections (6a, 7a) disposed between leading ends of the clip body and clamped by the clip body together with the object, and have also transmission sections (6b, 7b) connected to the slip prevention sections and fixed to the clip members by the fixing means, to cause the friction force that the slip prevention sections receive from the object to be transmitted to the clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Taya Company Limited
    Inventors: Haruo Sugita, Kiyoshi Sugita
  • Patent number: 8033434
    Abstract: A hanger includes a standard hook having a contoured shoulder section extending downward therefrom. A first, continuous and fixed shoulder terminates proximate to a flexible lower bar. The second shoulder terminates at a fixed, upper portion, but it remains connected to its lower portion by means of a tension arm therebetween. The lower portion of the second shoulder is continuous with and formed with the flexible lower bar such that a conventional hanger shape is formed. The tension arm, however, provides a means for the lower portion of the second shoulder to push upwards and away from the static portion so that an article of clothing can be secured between the lower bar and a horizontal, static arm that extends below it. A spring formed between the first shoulder and an egress in the lower bar closes the lower bar on the extension arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: James D. Bonner
  • Patent number: 8028868
    Abstract: Embodiment of the invention provide a garment support system, which may include a garment hanger and a garment bar physically unconnected to the hanger that can attach to the bottom of a garment supported by the hanger. The garment bar may include one or more clips for attaching the supporting to a garment. The support also may be weighted to provide additional support to the garment and/or to maintain a garment in a desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Ingenious Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Patent number: 7980434
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to molded plastic garment hangers. Garment hangers of this type may be simply constructed as molded plastic structures incorporating a hook adapted to be suspended from a suitable support, such as a garment display rack or the like. The garment hanger has a plurality of elongated body members extending in opposite directions from the hook so as to facilitate a garment to be suspended therefrom. The opposite or distal ends of the elongated body members typically have vertical members attached thereto, and a first set of garment clips formed on the vertical members to enable the attachment of various kinds of garments thereto. The vertical members also have a second set of garment clips formed on the opposite side of the vertical member to permit the garment straps to be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics, Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 7941936
    Abstract: A garment drying apparatus including upper and lower housings with an expandable and collapsible wall extending therebetween. The apparatus may include at least one support pole and/or bracket to support the upper housing to expand the wall. The upper and lower housings may include openings to slidably receive ends of the at least one support pole and/or bracket. A blower assembly can be located within the lower housing configured to circulate air through one or more vents, wherein when the wall is in an expanded position, the blower assembly circulates air through the one or more vents and into the chamber to dry and press the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Ingenious Designs LLC
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Patent number: 7896204
    Abstract: The present invention is a multiple clip wraparound garment hanger with a body having a first arm and a second arm extending laterally outward in opposing directions to a first end and a second end, and a hook extending upward from the body for suspending the garment hanger from a support. A first pair of garment clips is secured to the first and second arms at the first and second ends, respectively. A second pair of garment clips is secured to the body inward of the first and second ends, and a third pair of garment clips secured to the body inward of the second pair of clips. The second and third pairs of garment clips have a first support member and a second support member, each support member having a different thickness. The first support member is substantially flexible and permits deflection of the first support member in a direction into and out of a plane of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20110000940
    Abstract: A hanger system with hooks attached to and suspended from a hanging or stationary frame, and from one to a multiplicity of rods capable of holding garments or other items, which rest in the hooks. The hooks are designed to allow the rods to rest in vertical relation to one another within the hooks although, depending on the hanging orientation of the hanger system, the rods may hang adjacent to or diagonal from one another. The frame may be hung from a closet rod or similar support, or may be attached to a surface such as a wall or a shelf, either directly or with spacers between the frame and the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Traci Linn Reilly
  • Publication number: 20100301075
    Abstract: The hanger includes a body portion and hook means connected thereto for supporting the body portion. The body portion includes a neck portion, a pair of arms diverging outwardly therefrom. A first bar is positioned below the neck portion and between the pair of arms. The first bar contains one or more stationary clips on one side. Alternatively, the stationary clips may be positioned on both sides of the first bar. A second bar is positioned between the hook means and the neck portion of the hanger. The second bar contains at least two adjustable clips and a restraining means to prevent the adjustable clips from falling off the ends of the bar. The hook means includes an arcuate upper portion and a connecting portion. Alternatively, the upper portion of the hook means may be circular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Malcolm Fearon
  • Publication number: 20100193551
    Abstract: In a lightweight and environmentally friendly intimate apparel hanger, through openings are formed in a web of the hanger body. The openings are formed symmetrically or asymmetrically relative to a center point of the body in the web. The provision of the openings reduces the total weight of the hanger and the raw material used to mold the hanger. The manufacturing and transportation costs of the hanger are also reduced, which provide a market advantage to the manufacturer, transporter and retailer of the hangers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 7753241
    Abstract: A hanger for suspending multiple articles, such as automotive floor mats, is injection-molded in one piece from a suitable polymer. The hanger has at least four stationary article gripping members and four mobile article gripping members which are fastenable to respective ones of the stationary gripping members. Article-supporting fingers of the stationary gripping members extend horizontally away from the hanger body, two in one direction and two in another. The stationary gripping members are arranged in pairs, with one member in a pair extending in one direction, and the other member of the pair extending in an opposite direction. In one embodiment, a shared structural plate makes up a portion of the “C” channel for each gripping member in the pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7731068
    Abstract: A garment hanger having a first hook, a second hook positioned below the first hook, a pair of arms extending downwardly from the hook members, and a base member arranged in a horizontal position connecting the end portion of the arms. The hook members are attached to the arms by a housing and can pivot to an angular position with respect to the housing. The top portions of the arms are integrally connected and the hook members can rotate around and translate along the top portion. Further, each hook member can spin within the housing independently of the other hook member. Additionally, the base member includes a clamp which can be rotated around the base member and translated along the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Victor Scicluna
  • Publication number: 20100051655
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to molded plastic garment hangers. Garment hangers of this type may be simply constructed as molded plastic structures incorporating a hook adapted to be suspended from a suitable support, such as a garment display rack or the like. The garment hanger has a plurality of elongated body members extending in opposite directions from the hook so as to facilitate a garment to be suspended therefrom. The opposite or distal ends of the elongated body members typically have vertical members attached thereto, and a first set of garment clips formed on the vertical members to enable the attachment of various kinds of garments thereto. The vertical members also have a second set of garment clips formed on the opposite side of the vertical member to permit the garment straps to be secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20090308899
    Abstract: A hanger for suspending multiple articles, such as automotive floor mats, is injection-molded in one piece from a suitable polymer. The hanger has at least four stationary article gripping members and four mobile article gripping members which are fastenable to respective ones of the stationary gripping members. Article-supporting fingers of the stationary gripping members extend horizontally away from the hanger body, two in one direction and two in another. The stationary gripping members are arranged in pairs, with one member in a pair extending in one direction, and the other member of the pair extending in an opposite direction. In one embodiment, a shared structural plate makes up a portion of the “C” channel for each gripping member in the pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Frederick W. MASANEK, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090224009
    Abstract: An outfit organizer that facilitates consolidating associated clothing and accessories is disclosed. The outfit organizer comprises a master hanger component designed to hold additional components of the outfit organizer. These additional components include at least one of a children-sized hanger, at least one of a clip hanger, an accessory basket and a laundry bag; each of these additional components is removable from the master hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Michelle Melissa Lubow
  • Publication number: 20090224010
    Abstract: A hanger includes a standard hook having a contoured shoulder section extending downward therefrom. A first, continuous and fixed shoulder terminates proximate to a flexible lower bar. The second shoulder terminates at a fixed, upper portion, but it remains connected to its lower portion by means of a tension arm therebetween. The lower portion of the second shoulder is continuous with and formed with the flexible lower bar such that a conventional hanger shape is formed. The tension arm, however, provides a means for the lower portion of the second shoulder to push upwards and away from the static portion so that an article of clothing can be secured between the lower bar and a horizontal, static arm that extends below it. A spring formed between the first shoulder and an egress in the lower bar closes the lower bar on the extension arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: James D. Bonner
  • Publication number: 20090206114
    Abstract: A garment hanger having a first hook, a second hook positioned below the first hook, a pair of arms extending downwardly from the hook members, and a base member arranged in a horizontal position connecting the end portion of the arms. The hook members are attached to the arms by a housing and can pivot to an angular position with respect to the housing. The top portions of the arms are integrally connected and the hook members can rotate around and translate along the top portion. Further, each hook member can spin within the housing independently of the other hook member. Additionally, the base member includes a clamp which can be rotated around the base member and translated along the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Victor Scicluna
  • Publication number: 20080264984
    Abstract: A garment hanger for lingerie. The hanger includes a hook, an elongate body suspended below the hook and engaging members at the ends of the body. Each engaging member includes a one first leg flexibly connected at one end to the body and at the other end to a second leg. As a result the two legs and the body form an S-shape that acts as a spring to maintain tension in front display portion of the garment hung on the hanger. The engaging member also ensures that any excess material of the garment not forming part of the display portion is held out of view at the back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Edward Jones
  • Publication number: 20080245827
    Abstract: A kit and method of presenting multiple garments for sale in a single transaction, the kit including a first shirt, a second shirt, and a hat. The first and second shirts being placed on a hanger with the hook of the hanger through a neck of the shirts. The hat connected to the hanger with a tie, the tie extending through a loop formed on the hanger and extending through a portion of the hat. The multiple garments being placed on a display bar for view by a potential purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Joshua Peyser
  • Patent number: 7404503
    Abstract: A compact clothes hanger having a straight member having a hooked end and an opposite end perpendicularly secured between a first end and a second end disposed opposite the first end of a horizontal top arm. A recessed area centrally disposed between the first end and the second end and operatively aligned with the hooked end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew Cleaver, Myron D Osborn
  • Publication number: 20080093398
    Abstract: This invention relates to the clothing industry and, particularly to garment hangers and, more particularly, to molded plastic hangers with improved clothes clip having a relocated biasing force for the bottom of the plastic hanger. Further, this invention relates to an improved spring clip, particularly though not exclusively for providing a biasing force in the improved clothes clip of this invention for the suspending of clothes (e.g. trousers and skirts) during shipment or for display or storage. Further, application of the biasing force in the basic form of a U-shaped spring to the handle legs to hold the legs normally open during use, and therefore the gripping faces normally closed, allows the application of sufficient force to the gripping faces of the clip more efficiently allowing greater force at rest with less susceptibility to fatigue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: ACOTEX FAR EAST LIMITED
    Inventors: Renato N. CORDOVA, Erano M. Ferry
  • Patent number: 7337932
    Abstract: An I-beam having a web curved in two dimensions is used to provide an enhanced stiffness to weight ratio for molded plastic hangers. The I-beam includes first and second generally parallel flanges which extend in a longitudinal direction. The flanges are joined by a curved web, which is defined in part by first and second radii of curvature, wherein the radii are nominally orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 7299957
    Abstract: An article hanger including a body having at least one clamp. The clamp has first and second jaw members with opposed first and second gripping pads, respectively. The first gripping pad includes a first gripping surface that has a relief structure formed by projections that have a depth between 0.01 mm and 0.5 mm (and most preferably between 0.01 mm and 0.25 mm). The second gripping pad includes a second gripping surface that is substantially smooth. The projections of the relief structure may have pointed ends or planar end surfaces, and may be part of a texture or pattern (e.g., a pattern of cross-hatched grooves) that is imparted to the first gripping surface. The gripping pads of the jaw members are integrally formed therewith preferably with the same thermoplastic material or other suitable material. In the preferred embodiment, the hanger body is integrally formed together with at least one jaw member of the clamp(s) and its gripping pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Accessory Corp.
    Inventor: Steven Sutton
  • Patent number: 7290687
    Abstract: A garment hanger having two clamps respectively provided on two ends thereof, each clamp includes a first jaw and a second jaw adapted to closing to each other for clamping; wherein the first jaw has on its inner surface thereof an elliptical protrusion, and the second jaw has on its inner surface thereof ridges circling to form an elliptical shape; the ridges in the elliptical shape form a recessed area for accommodating the elliptical protrusion, the protrusion and the recess are made mainly of soft materials such as rubber, so that taking advantage of the friction of the rubber, softer garments can be firmly clamped without damaging material of the garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Raymond Wu
  • Patent number: 7249698
    Abstract: A clamp style garment hanger includes a cross-bar, a hook extending up from the center of the cross-bar, a pair of clamp assemblies in spaced apart relationship depending from the cross-bar, and a pair of gripping pads, one for each clamp assembly. The clamp assemblies each include first and second clamping members coupled to and biased towards each other. According to one embodiment, a clamping member has a recess surrounding a throughbore. The gripping pad has a hollow extension and is dimensioned to fit snugly in the recess with its hollow extension extending into the throughbore. An interlocking plug is inserted through the rear of the throughbore into the hollow extension. According to another embodiment, the gripping pad has a stepped recess on one side and the clamping member has an integral interlocking plug that engages the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Sutton, David P. Gordon
  • Patent number: 7191922
    Abstract: A hanger has a body, a hook extending therefrom, and at least one clamp coupled thereto. The clamp includes a pair of opposing jaw members that are provided with slots extending through peripheral walls of the jaw member, and a gripping pad having T-shaped lateral extensions, the necks of which are extended through the slots, and the heads of which hold against the back surface of the jaw member to prevent the gripping pad from falling off the jaw member. The back surface of the clamping member includes wall areas defining wells in which the heads of the T-shaped lateral extensions are captured and substantially surrounded. By sizing the wells properly, the T-shaped extensions are easily slipped through the slots and into the wells, but it becomes difficult to remove the gripping pad from the jaw via a finger purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: The Accessory Corp.
    Inventors: Steven Sutton, David P. Gordon
  • Patent number: 7188755
    Abstract: A combination method of a modularized clamp structure, wherein mainly, two clamping portions of two clamps on the two ends of a suit hanger are provided thereon with two engaging channels, each engaging channel has therein a first positioning portion; two slide blocks are pushed into the engaging channels, the slide blocks each has a second positioning portion to be engaged with a corresponding one of the first positioning portions, so that the slide blocks are fixed in the engaging channels. Thereby, a user can change the two slide blocks in a flexible way, when in production, the slide blocks can be assembled and released in an energy saving mode. The clamp structure is applicable to a suit hanger for hanging paints or towels etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Raymond Wu
  • Patent number: 7165689
    Abstract: A storage apparatus is disclosed having a central post capable of rotating and having a plurality of extensions pivotably attached thereto for receiving items. The extensions may pivot between a position for displaying, selecting, or attaching items and a position for compactly storing the items. The items may be clothing, and the items may be secured by hooks, clamps, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Inventor: Cammie McDaniel