With Clamp Patents (Class 223/96)
  • Patent number: 10413095
    Abstract: An earring security display hanger includes a generally flat body member, first and second arms, and first and second closure members. The body member has a first end, a second end, first and second sides extending from the first and second ends, a first edge, and a second edge. The first and second arms extend longitudinally from the first and second edges of the body member, respectively. The first and second closure members, having a plurality of closure apertures, are connected to the body member by the first and second arms, respectively. A plurality of first closure hooks and a plurality of second closure hooks are formed integrally from the first side of the body member and are configured to engage with the plurality of closure apertures to provide a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Strassburger, Alex Tetiyevsky, Daniel V. Cunneen
  • Patent number: 10398132
    Abstract: An apparatus that couples an animal leash and animal collar to form a harness assembly. The apparatus is placed on the back of an animal and contains two separate channels configured to hold and maintain a flat leash in a loop encircling the animal's torso. The elongate and narrow shape of the channels prevents the contained leash from turning or becoming tangled in the around the animal. The apparatus is detachable into two separate components to allow the loop to be removable from the animal. The apparatus also contains a snap bolt connecter for attaching the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Louro
  • Patent number: 10066421
    Abstract: A footwear security display hanger includes a generally flat body member, first and second hooks integrally connected to the body member, and first and second locking arms connected to the first and second hooks, respectively. The first and second hooks have a first open-ended hook cavity and a second open-ended hook cavity, respectively, for receiving a portion of footwear. The first and second locking arms are movable to overlie the first and second open-ended hook cavities and lock the first and second hooks to close the first and second open-ended hook cavities to prevent the footwear from being removed from the first and second hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: B&G PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Strassburger, Michael Norman, Keith Cedro
  • Patent number: 9993063
    Abstract: An identification badge holder includes a character body that has a front and back side. The front side of the character body includes a face of an animal character, a humanoid or a licensed entity. The back side of the character body is attached to a spring loaded clip. The spring loaded clip has two arms that are hinged at a middle section, with one arm being permanently fixed to the back side of the character body and the other arm movable relative to the fixed arm so that the clip can open and close. This operation allows the spring loaded clip to attach to or release from an identification badge such as a convention or trade show badge. One of the arms also has a slot at an end for attaching to a lanyard clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Infinifan, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheri Nowak, David Calnan
  • Patent number: 9862223
    Abstract: A binder clip includes a generally triangular clamp, a catch arm, and a hook arm. The catch arm includes a linear segment having a catch width, and the hook arm includes a hook configured for secure but releasable connection around the linear segment of a matching binder clip. The hook has a hook width less than the catch width of the linear segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Jeff Klein
  • Patent number: 9510702
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to articles and systems for hangers. In some embodiments, hangers may be operable as garment hangers. A hanger may comprise a body comprising two arms disposed opposite to each other, a neck disposed upward from the body, and an auxiliary section disposed downward from the body. The auxiliary section may comprise an auxiliary panel connected to the body by an extension panel, and at least one securing panel disposed on the auxiliary panel. The securing panel may comprise an outer tab connected to the auxiliary panel at two points, at least one vertical tab connected to the auxiliary panel between the two points, and at least one lateral tab disposed along an inner wall of the outer tab. Lateral tabs may comprise a rectangular, trapezoidal, or other polygonal geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Wai Shing Yau
  • Patent number: 8991448
    Abstract: A covering system includes a tarp made of an elastic membrane and a plurality of tarp fastening hooks. The fastening hooks allow the elastic membrane to be stretched over valuables and affixed to environmental anchors so that creases and puddle-enabling pockets in the membrane are eliminated. The fastening hooks clamp onto the elastic membrane and hook onto the environmental anchors to cause tension in the membrane. The clamping forces of the tarp fasteners are inherently increased in proportion to the tension in the clamped membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew White
  • 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: 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: 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: 8424729
    Abstract: A hanger for garments includes arms able to be moved apart or brought nearer and an elastic mechanism arranged to hold, at least partially, the arms one against the other so as to allow a garment to be held by clipping. A control mechanism is intended to move the arms away from one another, and includes an operating element arranged on one of the arms and accepting at least one degree of freedom in relation to this arm so as to be able to be operated by the hand of the user holding the hanger. The hanger may be applied to hang garments by clipping, in particular pants or skirts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Idey
    Inventor: Olivier Verneau
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8302826
    Abstract: In a lightweight intimate apparel hanger, the hanger body has a first arm extending from a hook of the hanger to a first end of the body and a second arm extending from the hook to a second end of the body. The first arm and the second arm body each have an upper flange, a lower flange and a middle web connecting the upper flange and the lower flange. The first arm has a height H defined as from the upper flange to the lower flange and a width W defined as the width of the upper flange and the lower flange, the ratio of the width W to the height H (W/H) larger than 1. The hanger can has a top sizer attaching means for attaching a top sizer or a lower neck sizer attaching means for attaching a lower neck sizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20110303707
    Abstract: Pants hanger with an elongate semi rigid pants hanging member, a centrally located standard closet pole hanging member, the pants hanging member having an approximately teardrop side section shape, the bottom of the teardrop shape forming a resilient elongate slit that can flex to accept the cuff portion of a pair of pants, the lead in portion of the slit having at least one outwardly flared edge, and the closet pole retaining member being centrally and fixedly attached to the upper portion of the elongate pants hanging member. A preferred embodiment includes the pants hanging member is molded from ABS plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Phillip Kirschbaum
  • 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: 8016170
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: Edward Johnson, Buddy C. Stanley
  • Publication number: 20110180572
    Abstract: A hanger for garments includes arms able to be moved apart or brought nearer and an elastic mechanism arranged to hold, at least partially, the arms one against the other so as to allow a garment to be held by clipping. A control mechanism is intended to move the arms away from one another, and includes an operating element arranged on one of the arms and accepting at least one degree of freedom in relation to this arm so as to be able to be operated by the hand of the user holding the hanger. The hanger may be applied to hang garments by clipping, in particular pants or skirts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: IDEY
    Inventor: Olivier Verneau
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7861901
    Abstract: A pants hanging system with a vertically disposed hanger strip, a plurality of elongate hanger receiving members and a plurality elongate semi rigid pants hanging members. The hanger receiving members are attached to the hanger strip in an equal spacing one above the other. The hanger receiving members are formed into a U shaped profile. The pants hanging members have a teardrop shaped profile. The bottom most portion of the teardrop shape includes a gap capable of removably retaining the cuff portion of a pair of pants. The rear, wall facing side of each the pants hanging member includes a horizontally disposed inverted U shaped profile. The U shaped portion of the hanger receiving member can slidably engage with the inverted U shaped portion of the pants hanging member to removably retain the pair of pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Phillip Kirschbaum
  • Patent number: 7832603
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the field of garment hangers, in particular, garment hangers for retaining and supporting lower body garments. Such hangers may be referred to as coordinate loop hangers, which coordinate loop hangers may be supported by upper garment hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Stanley Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20100282788
    Abstract: A method and device for hanging long or short pants or any other similar articles of clothing that contains a waistband are disclosed. The device, an asymmetric hanger, hangs folded pants from the waist and is composed of a finger adapted to insert into the top of a pair of trousers engaging the inside of the waistband along with a clamp that clasps the waistband from the outside near the opposite end of the folded pants and that exerts a force away from the finger. The device can be adapted to hang pants from a simple clothes pole to a variety of novel designs that display pants and facilitate removal or hanging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Paul A. Liberti
  • Publication number: 20100270340
    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: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Andrei Aleksandrovich SEVASTIANOV
  • 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: 20100258599
    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: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: TAYA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Haruo Sugita, Kiyoshi Sugita
  • Publication number: 20100258598
    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 and holding an article; wherein the second jaw of the clamp has an engagement hole located on the inner surface with a locking protrusion lying alongside on the outer surface of the second jaw, and the first jaw has a barb-like member located on the inner surface, wherein the barb-like member projects toward the inner griping surface of the second jaw from the inner griping surface of the first jaw, and the barb-like member has a projection at the upper end thereof for sliding into the engagement hole and engaging with the locking protrusion to form a tight engagement between the first and second jaw when the clamp is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Szu Fu Kao
  • Publication number: 20100252588
    Abstract: A pinch grip hanger has a hook and a support bar suspended from said hook. A pinch grip is mounted on the support bar along its length, having two jaws, with the first jaw mounted on said support bar in a fixed location, and the second jaw pivotally mounted to the first jaw. The second jaw has a user engagement portion, and garment engaging portion extending downwardly from the support bar. The user engagement portion enables a user to open the pinch grip for insertion or release of a garment. A multi-stage spring with has a plurality of linear portions is mounted on the first and second jaws, biasing the garment engaging portion of said second jaw into engagement with said first jaw. The multi-stage spring has multiple stages of spring engagement, allowing a substantially constant spring bias throughout the range of motion of said pinch grip, and can engage both the first and second jaws. Alternately or additionally, a spring has a safety lock means to maintain spring engagement with the jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Stanley F. Gouldson, Olaf F. Olk
  • Publication number: 20100193553
    Abstract: In a lightweight and environmentally friendly pinch grip hanger, the height of the hanger body is reduced to have the upper ends of the jaws of the pinch grip to extend beyond the upper flange of the hanger body. This configuration reduces the weight of the hanger and saves the raw material used to mold the hanger. The hanger is environmentally friendly. The hanger further has an elevated portion formed below a lower neck region of the hanger where the hook of the hanger mounted to the hanger body. The hanger body further has a raised rib extending throughout the entire length of the hanger body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20100181351
    Abstract: A pants hanging system with a vertically disposed hanger strip, a plurality of elongate hanger receiving members and a plurality elongate semi rigid pants hanging members. The hanger receiving members are attached to the hanger strip in an equal spacing one above the other. The hanger receiving members are formed into a U shaped profile. The pants hanging members have a teardrop shaped profile. The bottom most portion of the teardrop shape includes a gap capable of removably retaining the cuff portion of a pair of pants. The rear, wall facing side of each the pants hanging member includes a horizontally disposed inverted U shaped profile. The U shaped portion of the hanger receiving member can slidably engage with the inverted U shaped portion of the pants hanging member to removably retain the pair of pants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Phillip Kirschbaum
  • Patent number: 7757909
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Mainetti (UK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Edward Jones
  • 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 ā€œCā€ 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7665640
    Abstract: A very safe synthetic resin clip is composed of a pair of synthetic resin clip members, and a hanger includes two synthetic resin clips. Each synthetic resin clip member has at least one bracket bearing portion projecting inwardly from an interior portion on a rear face thereof which is provided with a bearing space therein. A pivot shaft is interposed into the bearing spaces of the clip members in use. If a synthetic resin spring has broken and the respective clip members are subjected to a reaction to the spring breakage, the pair of clip members is held by the pivot shaft, secured in position, without flying apart in pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Hideo Misumi
  • Publication number: 20100032456
    Abstract: A Flex-Hangbar attachment comprises a smooth rod shaped into a substantially rectangular horizontal arm coupled to a common horizontal garment hanger. The horizontal arm is substantially the length necessary to span the garment hanger being used. Coupled to both ends of the arm the rod extends vertically upwards and then horizontally inward to attach to the garment hanger being used. The horizontally-inward portion of the arm can either be locked into the garment hanger hook or hang over the hook. The Flex-Hangbar attachment encourages a substantial portion of the garment to be viewed and encourages a greater quantity of garments to be viewed within the same amount of space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Daniel W. Thor
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7600636
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and useful clothes protector cover comprised of a rectangular left sheet, a rectangular right sheet, and a plurality of grommets located on the upper edge of each of the sheets. A clothes hanger, upon which an item of clothing may already be hung, is threaded through a grommet on the left sheet and a corresponding grommet on the right sheet and hung on the hanger bar. This is repeated throughout the length of the sheets until all items of clothing are hung on the hanger rod and thereby protected by the clothes protector cover. This provides a means by which the clothes protector cover is held in place immediately above the protected items of clothing and thereby prevents the accumulation or settling of dust on the items of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Patricia Bell
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7556180
    Abstract: A garment hanger comprising a body, a hook member and a first and second clamp assembly. The body includes a beam member, a first end and a second end. The beam member has an upper flange and a lower flange spaced apart from the upper flange. Additionally, a first web portion extends from and is oblique to the upper flange. A second web portion extends from and is oblique to the lower flange. The two web portions intersect each other between the upper and lower flanges. The hook member is coupled to the body. The clamp members are positioned on opposing sides of the body. One or both of the clamp assemblies include a rear assembly half and a front assembly half. The two halves are pivotally coupled to each other. Each half has a garment engaging surface and a spring receiving region. The spring receiving region is configured to receive at least two spring members. At least one spring member is coupled to the spring receiving region so as to bias the garment engagement surfaces toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Hanger Plus, LLC
    Inventors: James Hansen, Russell O. Blanchard, Kin Chiu Chung
  • Patent number: 7537142
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pinch clip garment hanger. The pinch clip garment hanger includes a first jaw member, and a second jaw member pivotally secured to the first jaw member. At least one jaw member includes a friction pad, a receiving portion that houses the friction pad, and a securing device operable to secure the friction pad to the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Wai Shing Plastic Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Wai Shing Yau, Wai Keung Yau
  • Patent number: 7506785
    Abstract: A garment hanger comprising a body, a hook member and a first and second clamp assembly. The body includes a beam member, a first end and a second end. The beam member has an upper flange and a lower flange spaced apart from the upper flange. Additionally, a first web portion extends from and is oblique to the upper flange. A second web portion extends from and is oblique to the lower flange. The two web portions intersect each other between the upper and lower flanges. The hook member is coupled to the body. The clamp members are positioned on opposing sides of the body. One or both of the clamp assemblies include a rear assembly half and a front assembly half. The two halves are pivotally coupled to each other. Each half has a garment engaging surface and a spring receiving region. The spring receiving region is configured to receive a at least two spring members. At least one spring member is coupled to the spring receiving region so as to bias the garment engagement surfaces toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Hangers Plus, LLC
    Inventors: James Hansen, Russell O. Blanchard
  • Publication number: 20090057351
    Abstract: A hanger with some interlocking cam clips that grip some garments together with the hanger. The clip has a pair of arms hinged together at about their middles by a resilient bar and an interlocking cam joined to one arm's end by cylindrical axles. By pushing the cam into the gap of the arms, the jaws, on the other ends of the arms, close with a clamping force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Thinh Duc Nguyen
  • 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: 7434711
    Abstract: A garment hanger according to the invention is provided with at least one clamp comprised of a pair of jaw members. At least one of the jaw members has a pivoting jaw end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: The Accessory Corp.
    Inventor: Steven Sutton
  • 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