With Clamp Patents (Class 223/93)
  • Patent number: 10123643
    Abstract: A lapel support comprises a grip, a loop and a coupling member. The lapel support is for use on a garment that is being supported by a hanger. The hanger comprises a clothes support structure and a rod for suspending the clothes support structure from a rod, for example in a closet. The grip grips the rod of the hanger and is coupled to the coupling member. The coupling member is also coupled to the loop, and maintains tension between the grip and the loop. The loop engages a button on a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Lisa A. Davis
  • Patent number: 10010207
    Abstract: The invention is a garment hanger with a collar clamping mechanism to secure a hung garment and prevent wrinkling of the collar and shoulder area thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Myles Brown
  • Patent number: 9745022
    Abstract: In a shallow water anchor of a parallelogram design which lowers a rod down from a fishing boat into contact with the ground to keep a boat from drifting out of a chosen location, a depth the rod can reach depending on the combined extended length of the unfolded parallelogram and the length of the vertical rod, a first improvement to increase the maximal depth without concomitantly increasing the length of the parallelogram frame, the improvement using the relative motion and geometry of parallelogram parts to lengthen a telescoping rod, and a second improvement of a flexible coupling to an electric drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Rainer Kuenzel
  • Patent number: 9386873
    Abstract: A combination of a top garment hanger and a reusable snap-on pad is provided. The hanger has a lateral opening formed through the body of the hanger. The lateral opening has an inwardly extending surface for providing a first locking surface. The reusable snap-on pad has a pair of legs and a locking tab provided on an inner surface of each leg. The locking tab has a second locking surface. When the reusable snap-on pad is mounted to the garment hanger, the locking tab enters the lateral opening and the first locking surface and the second locking surface engage each other, to provide a secure fixation of the reusable snap-on pad to the garment hanger. Also, when the reusable snap-on pad is mounted to the garment hanger, a slot is formed between the pad and the hanger for receiving a portion of a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: BRAIFORM (HK) LTD.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 9265373
    Abstract: In a combination of a garment hanger and a reusable indicator for displaying garment-related information, the indicator can be attached to and removed from a lower neck region of the hanger where a hanger post intersects the hanger body. The hanger includes an indicator retaining member for providing indicator retaining interference with the indicator to retain the indicator at the lower neck region. The hanger further includes structure for providing pivots upon which the indicator can be flexed to remove the indicator from the hanger. The indicator can include a discontinuity for admitting a hanger hook and assisting deformation of the indicator. The indicator can be deformed along the discontinuity to remove the indicator from the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • 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
  • 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: 8407914
    Abstract: A device for refreshing fabrics by reducing malodors and/or wrinkles without requiring that the fabrics to be put through an entire standard laundry process. The device comprises an extractable drawer which is pulled out of the device to allow for loading of a fabric into a receiving region. The extractable drawer can then be closed transporting the fabric into the interior of the device. A fabric treatment composition is sprayed or otherwise dispensed onto the fabrics when the device is operated. The device comprises an air flow path and a heating element which allows for the fabrics to be treated during use and comprises a passive heat management system within the shell to minimize formation of hot spots and direct air flow away from the side walls. The extractable drawer of the present invention can be positioned to extract laterally or vertically out of the shell of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefan Hubert Hollinger, Christof Kleemann, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Ulrich Alexander Bublitz, Brian Joseph Roselle
  • Patent number: 8047410
    Abstract: A hanging clothing assembly includes a hanger, a clothing item, and a hanging strap. The hanger has a body portion and an upper support portion. The clothing item has a free-hanging length and defines an upper portion configured to be worn over an upper body of a wearer and a lower portion configured to be worn over a lower body of the wearer. The upper portion of the clothing item is supported on the body portion of the hanger. The hanging strap is secured to the lower portion of the clothing item and is also releasably secured in a closed loop that extends about the lower portion of the clothing item. The closed loop is releasably secured to the hanger such that the lower portion is supported from the hanger and the clothing item defines a display-hanging length that is less than the free-hanging length of the clothing item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Katie Holm, Neal Anderson
  • 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: 7815080
    Abstract: A hanger includes at least one pinch-grip attached to the hanger for receiving an article for hanging. The pinch-grip includes first and second components extending substantially vertically from the hanger and cooperatively defining a pivot axis, each of the components including an upper end extending above the pivot axis and a lower end extending below the pivot axis. A spring force biases the lower ends together to a closed position and permits separation of the lower ends to an open position by pivotal movement of at least one of the upper ends towards the other upper end. A releasable lock can be activated to hold the lower ends of the components in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Capco Wai Shing LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Zuckerman
  • Publication number: 20100084442
    Abstract: A garment hanger has a pair of clamping members. Each clamping member comprises a pair of planer end sections and a central curved section attached to the pair of planer end members. The pair of end sections of a first clamping member will touch a corresponding pair of end sections of a second clamping member and the central curved section of the first and second clamping members form an elongated oval when the pair of clamping members is placed together in a closed position. A locking device is attached to the central curved section of the first and second clamping members. The locking device secures the pair of clamping members together. When pressure is applied to the locking device, the locking device forces opens and separates the pair of clamping members. A hook assembly is attached to the locking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Edward Johnson, Buddy C. Stanley
  • Publication number: 20100025440
    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: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20100019005
    Abstract: The present invention is a multiple clip wraparound garment hanger with a body having two arms 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 garment clip is secured to the first arm at the first end and a second garment clip is secured to the second arm at the second end. A plurality of wave garment clips is secured to the body inward of the first and second end. Each wave garment clip of the plurality of wave garment clips includes at least one ridge protruding from the clips for securing a garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20090272771
    Abstract: A hanging clothing assembly includes a hanger, a clothing item, and a hanging strap. The hanger has a body portion and an upper support portion. The clothing item has a free-hanging length and defines an upper portion configured to be worn over an upper body of a wearer and a lower portion configured to be worn over a lower body of the wearer. The upper portion of the clothing item is supported on the body portion of the hanger. The hanging strap is secured to the lower portion of the clothing item and is also releasably secured in a closed loop that extends about the lower portion of the clothing item. The closed loop is releasably secured to the hanger such that the lower portion is supported from the hanger and the clothing item defines a display-hanging length that is less than the free-hanging length of the clothing item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Katie Holm, Neal Anderson
  • 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: 20090188954
    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: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Publication number: 20090045232
    Abstract: A one-piece hanger designed with clips on each side of the downward slopes of the hanger body is disclosed. The unique placement of the clips allows garment necks to be held tightly onto the hanger. Having clips on the two sloping sides of the hanger provides the present hanger unique advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: N-STYLE, LLC
    Inventor: Natalie Gray
  • Publication number: 20090001108
    Abstract: A hanger includes at least one pinch-grip attached to the hanger for receiving an article for hanging. The pinch-grip includes first and second components extending substantially vertically from the hanger and cooperatively defining a pivot axis, each of the components including an upper end extending above the pivot axis and a lower end extending below the pivot axis. A spring force biases the lower ends together to a closed position and permits separation of the lower ends to an open position by pivotal movement of at least one of the upper ends towards the other upper end. A releasable lock can be activated to hold the lower ends of the components in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Andrew Zuckerman
  • Publication number: 20080296324
    Abstract: A non-slip hanger includes a hanger body (1) and a hook (2). There are two upper holders (11,12) on the top of both sides of the said main body (1) so that clothing can be inserted from the upper holder apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Peizi Zhao, Yongwu Hu
  • Patent number: 7455203
    Abstract: A nestable hanger including: a support means for supportably hanging the hanger on a display; a body supported by the support means and having two pinch grips disposed thereon for retaining a garment therein; where the hanger nests in a stack of similar hangers such that the hanger interlocks with the stack of similar hangers. The hanger can be in a plane substantially parallel with a plane of the stack of similar hangers, or alternatively, in substantially a same plane as the stack of similar hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Stanley F. Gouldson, Olaf F. Olk
  • Patent number: 7387223
    Abstract: In order to provide a synthetic resin clip and a hanger with synthetic resin clips that are high in safety and can yet be produced at low cost, a synthetic resin clip and synthetic resin clips to be provided on a hanger are arranged with engaging portions being formed on inner surface portions of tips of a synthetic resin spring, which is formed in a ā€œUā€ shape by being folded back at an intermediate portion, window holes for sliding of molding dies being formed on outer portions of clip members in order to form receiving portions, engaging with the engaging portions, at inner portions of the clip members, insertion spaces, into which the tip portions of the synthetic resin spring are inserted, being formed in the direction of sliding of the dies between upper edges of the window holes and upper end portions of the receiving portions, and fly-apart preventing bars being disposed across the upper and lower edges of the window holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: Hideo Misumi
  • 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: 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: 7243823
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparel apparatus that is especially useful for hanging narrow or small necked shirts and sweaters. It is a collapsible garment hanger, or clothing hanger, that has moving parts. There are two hanger arms that rotate about pins on a hanger body, and there is a fulcrum about which a quick-release lever and release tabs pivot so that a locking mechanism can be manipulated. All of the parts used with the apparatus are inexpensive plastic parts that can be injection molded, and the apparatus can be quickly assembled by snapping parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Zadee Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary R. Cresap, David P. Cresap
  • 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: 7156271
    Abstract: An end-clip for a garment hanger includes a bar having an end, and a connecting part with a first end and a second end. The connecting part is joined at the first end to and extends from the end of the bar. An arm is joined to the second end of the connecting part so that the arm extends over the bar and forms a space between the arm and the bar. An elongated pressing member is pivotally supported by the arm so that the pressing member is biased towards the bar by the arm and so that a part of the garment is receivable between the pressing member and the bar. The pressing member and the carrier member both have reinforced sections. A stop member is provided on at least one of the connecting part and the arm on a side facing the pressing member. The stop member is located above the pressing member at a distance so that the pressing member contacts the stop member when pivoted by inserting a garment between the pressing member and the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Henry John Louw
  • Patent number: 7150381
    Abstract: A garment hanger, according to one exemplary embodiment, includes a cross-bar having first and second ends and a hook member coupled to the cross-bar to permit hanging of the garment hanger. A first clamp assembly is disposed at the first end of the cross bar and a second clamp assembly is disposed at the second end of the cross-bar. Each of the first and second clamp assemblies includes first and second clamp members that are pivotably coupled to one another and urged toward one another by a biasing element; with each of the first and second clamp members having an inner clamp surface that has a pair of locking posts extending outwardly from the inner clamp surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan Joel Goldman
  • Patent number: 7140585
    Abstract: A one-hand clip of the present invention is composed of a main body, a pair of semicircular hooks a pair of rotating pins and a pair of elastic bodies. The hooks each fixed by a rotating pin and an elastic body at each bottom end of the main body pinches an inserted object by the power created by the spring of the elastic bodies as well as by the weight of the inserted object to be hung. Inserting or detaching operation is accomplished by an upward movement of the inserted object thus requiring little power or skill of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Shohachi Wakuta
  • Patent number: 7121439
    Abstract: An improved pinch grip pant and skirt hanger of reduced depth is formed with an offset between the hanger bar and the mounting of the pinch grip to align the center axis of the hanger bar with the center of the pinch grip, to thereby reduce the depth of the hanger and pinch grip and provide greater density of garments during shipment. Two separate guards are provided to prevent inadvertent opening of the pinch grip by an adjacent hanger, including a moveable guard, formed by arches on the fixed and moveable jaws. Since the arches are formed to contact below the pivot axis of the pinch grip, any contact between hangers will serve to enhance grip, rather than inadvertently opening the pinch grip. The hanger is particularly adapted for magazine feed and the automated loading of garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Stanley F. Gouldson, Olaf Olk
  • Patent number: 7104428
    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: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Spotless Plastic Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 6896163
    Abstract: A pinch-grip hanger includes an elongated body with first and second pinch-grips positioned along the body. Each pinch-grip has a stationary back leg and a front leg movable about a pivot axis, with single gripping portions at the lower ends thereof. An inverted U-shaped spring applies a force near the lower ends of the legs to bias the gripping portions thereof toward each other. Moving the upper ends of the front leg rearwardly separates the gripping portions, thereby opening the pinch-grip. Spacers at opposite sides of the legs extend in the front-to-back direction a sufficient distance so that contact with another hanger on a rack will not move the upper ends of the legs toward each other a sufficient distance to release an item being held by the gripping portions. Opposed overlapping barriers extend from the front and back legs just below the pivot axis. These shield an item held by the hanger from the area near the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Henry Louw
  • Patent number: 6863197
    Abstract: A garment hanger for use in a garment treatment device or garment storage container includes a hook, a bow and a pair of garment clamps. The garment clamps each include a cam-like clothes gripping arrangement in which a cam is pivotally mounted within a channel and further include a release arm for opening the clamp and a spring for bringing the cam into engagement onto the garment. The cam positively grips the garment, using a series of raised ribs having a incrementally decreasing spacing for graduated engagement of the garment. Opposite the cam within the channel, a high friction surface aids garment retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirlam, Michael L. Walker
  • Publication number: 20040173646
    Abstract: An end-clip for a garment hanger includes a bar having an end, and a connecting part with a first end and a second end. The connecting part is joined at the first end to and extends from the end of the bar. An arm is joined to the second end of the connecting part so that the arm extends over the bar and forms a space between the arm and the bar. An elongated pressing member is pivotally supported by the arm so that the pressing member is biased towards the bar by the arm and so that a part of the garment is receivable between the pressing member and the bar. The pressing member and the carrier member both have reinforced sections. A stop member is provided on at least one of the connecting part and the arm on a side facing the pressing member. The stop member is located above the pressing member at a distance so that the pressing member contacts the stop member when pivoted by inserting a garment between the pressing member and the bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: Visconti Polyoak, Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry John Louw
  • Patent number: 6779695
    Abstract: This invention relates to a garment hanger 10 having an elongate hanger bar 20 and a centrally positioned hook member 12. Garment holding means are located at opposed ends 14, 16 of the hanger bar 20. Each garment holding means includes a first jaw 30 and a second jaw 40, the second jaw 40 being moveable relative to the first jaw 30. Each garment holding means also including locking means 50 for selectively holding the second jaw 40 in a position adjacent the first jaw 30. The ability of the garment hanger 10 to selectively clamp the second jaw 40 in a position so as to hold a garment between the first and second jaws 30, 40 is a particular advantage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: The Hanger Manufacturing Co. Pty, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mario Matkovich
  • Publication number: 20040144813
    Abstract: A garment hanger has an elongated body and first and second retaining clips positioned along the body. Each of the retaining clips has a first leg with an upper end and a lower end and a second leg with an upper end and a lower end. The lower ends of the legs have gripping portions. A biasing mechanism is arranged to apply a force near the lower ends of the legs to bias the gripping portions toward one another. At least one soft pad preferably made of a soft elastomeric material having rounded edges is attached to the gripping portions of the legs so that the soft pads face one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Henry John Louw
  • Patent number: 6743323
    Abstract: There is provided an improved lever device for clamps of a garment-hanger, wherein the interior section, which press on the fabric the hung cloth, is coated by a strip of soft material, which is joined to the undersurface by means of a peripheral welding cord which is placed substantially along the external profile of the welded strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Mainetti Tecnologie S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Publication number: 20040084487
    Abstract: Two gripping members, fabricated out of flexible, expandable, resiliently biased material, are provided. Each gripping member has a longitudinally extending opening therethrough. The gripping members are independently attached to the neck section of the hanger by a retaining connector consisting of a pliable, yet rigid line. In use, after a shirt, blouse, sweater, or similar clothing is positioned on the outwardly extending members of a hanger, or pants are hung on the horizontal cross-member of a hanger, the gripping members are placed over the clothing, the openings of each gripping member surrounding the clothing and clothes supporting members of the hanger. The expandable, resiliently biased nature of the material allows each member to expand a sufficient amount to envelope both the clothing and the support members of the hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Kelly L. Keating
  • Patent number: 6715650
    Abstract: A molded plastic garment hanger as is widely used for the purpose of shipping and displaying garments, comprising a unitary plastic central hook and arms extending in opposite directions from the base of the central hook to facilitate a garment to be suspended therefrom by garment clips. The garment clips enable the attachment of various kinds of garments thereto, such as underwear, slips, brassieres, swimwear and the like, and are particularly adapted to secure the shoulder straps of such garments. The garment hanger has an improved garment retaining clip wherein as a garment strap is inserted into the garment retaining clip, the garment receiving channel of the clip first opens to allow the garment strap to enter, and then closes to securely retain the garment and to prevent it from becoming accidentally dislodged therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 6622897
    Abstract: A hanger has a pinch-grip including a pair of vertically-extending components, a biasing spring, and a connector separate and distinct from the biasing spring. The connector pivotably secures together the upper ends of the components for movement, prior to application of the biasing spring to the components, between a substantially unfolded orientation, wherein the components lie in a common plane, and a substantially folded orientation, wherein the components are generally parallel. The connector is integrally molded with the components and configured and dimensioned to lie between the upper ends thereof when the components are in the folded orientation, without substantially inhibiting movement of the upper or lower ends between the closed and open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: A&E Products Group LP
    Inventors: David Bokmiller, Andrew M. Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 6612000
    Abstract: A clothes clip has a biasing spring that imparts a symmetrical force to each of the gripping members of the clothes clip. The two distal ends of the spring press against the fixed jaw of the clip at point equidistant from the central axis, and a central loop of the spring presses against the movable jaw of the clip along its central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Acotex Far East Limited
    Inventor: David R. Housley
  • Patent number: 6609640
    Abstract: A hanger has a pinch-grip including a pair of vertically-extending components, a biasing spring, and a connector separate and distinct from the biasing spring. The connector pivotably secures together the upper ends of the components for movement, prior to application of the biasing spring to the components, between a substantially unfolded orientation, wherein the components lie in a common plane, and a substantially folded orientation, wherein the components are generally parallel. The connector is integrally molded with the components and configured and dimensioned to lie between the upper ends thereof when the components are in the folded orientation, without substantially inhibiting movement of the upper or lower ends between the closed and open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: A & E Products Group, LP
    Inventor: David Bokmiller
  • Publication number: 20030155387
    Abstract: An improved pinch grip pant and skirt hanger of reduced depth is formed with an offset between the hanger bar and the mounting of the pinch grip to align the center axis of the hanger bar with the center of the pinch grip, to thereby reduce the depth of the hanger and pinch grip and provide greater density of garments during shipment. Two separate guards are provided to prevent inadvertent opening of the pinch grip by an adjacent hanger, including a moveable guard, formed by arches on the fixed and moveable jaws. Since the arches are formed to contact below the pivot axis of the pinch grip, any contact between hangers will serve to enhance grip, rather than inadvertently opening the pinch grip. The hanger is particularly adapted for magazine feed and the automated loading of garments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Stanley F. Gouldson, Olaf Olk
  • Publication number: 20030146251
    Abstract: A hanger has a pinch-grip including a pair of vertically-extending components, a biasing spring, and a connector separate and distinct from the biasing spring. The connector pivotably secures together the upper ends of the components for movement, prior to application of the biasing spring to the components, between a substantially unfolded orientation, wherein the components lie in a common plane, and a substantially folded orientation, wherein the components are generally parallel. The connector is integrally molded with the components and configured and dimensioned to lie between the upper ends thereof when the components are in the folded orientation, without substantially inhibiting movement of the upper or lower ends between the closed and open positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: David Bokmiller
  • Publication number: 20030146252
    Abstract: A hanger has a pinch-grip including a pair of vertically-extending components, a biasing spring, and a connector separate and distinct from the biasing spring. The connector pivotably secures together the upper ends of the components for movement, prior to application of the biasing spring to the components, between a substantially unfolded orientation, wherein the components lie in a common plane, and a substantially folded orientation, wherein the components are generally parallel. The connector is integrally molded with the components and configured and dimensioned to lie between the upper ends thereof when the components are in the folded orientation, without substantially inhibiting movement of the upper or lower ends between the closed and open positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: David Bokmiller, Andrew M. Zuckerman
  • Publication number: 20030126725
    Abstract: A clothes clip has a biasing spring that imparts a symmetrical force to each of the gripping members of the clothes clip. The two distal ends of the spring press against the fixed jaw of the clip at point equidistant from the central axis, and a central loop of the spring presses against the movable jaw of the clip along its central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: Acotex Far East Limited
    Inventor: David R. Housley
  • Patent number: 6516980
    Abstract: A garment hanger is provided and includes an elongated body, an integrally formed, centrally located hook member, and clip assemblies located at each opposing end of the body. Each clip assembly includes a horizontal lower clip, a horizontal upper clip and a vertical end clip. Each vertical clip includes a downwardly directed anchor arm which is spaced a predetermined distance from an inner surface of the end of the hanger and defines a receiving slot therebetween, into which clothing may be selectively inserted. The inner surface of the receiving slot includes an integrally formed upwardly and outwardly directly spring arm which is spring biased against an inside contact surface of the rigid anchor arm. It is the resiliency of this spring arm that creates a clamping action within the receiving slot which is used to force any inserted clothing snugly against the anchor arm, thereby holding the clothing in place within the receiving slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan Joel Goldman
  • Patent number: 6499635
    Abstract: A garment hanger having a connecting element consisting of a protrusion on one hanger arm which fits snugly into a receiving hole on a second hanger arm so that the hanger can be opened and locked closed to receive and secure a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: A.L.T. Sportswear
    Inventor: Sid Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20020158091
    Abstract: This invention relates to a garment hanger 10 having an elongate hanger bar 20 and a centrally positioned hook member 12. Garment holding means are located at opposed ends 14, 16 of the hanger bar 20. Each garment holding means includes a first jaw 30 and a second jaw 40, the second jaw 40 being moveable relative to the first jaw 30. Each garment holding means also including locking means 50 for selectively holding the second jaw 40 in a position adjacent the first jaw 30. The ability of the garment hanger 10 to selectively clamp the second jaw 40 in a position so as to hold a garment between the first and second jaws 30, 40 is a particular advantage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Mario Matkovich