Pin Attached Patents (Class 24/103)
  • Patent number: 9914284
    Abstract: Various insulations that employ magnetic components are disclosed herein. A sheet insulation component is formed out of an insulation material. A sheet magnetic component is attached to the face of the sheet insulation component. The sheet magnetic component substantially covers the face of the sheet insulation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hydra Heating Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9868268
    Abstract: Various insulations that employ magnetic clasps are disclosed herein. Insulation is formed as a panel of an insulation material. A magnetic clasp is attached to the panel. The magnetic clasp has a magnetic component that is substantially flush with a face of the panel. The magnetic component comprises a mixture of a ferromagnetic material and the insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hydra Heating Industries, LLC.
    Inventor: Michael Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9814283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novelty and promotional buttons. The button includes a magnet that is exposed through an opening in a button back to adhere the button to a ferrous metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: PUREBUTTONS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey N Nemecek, Joshua A Hippley, Mitchell Monyak
  • Patent number: 9282776
    Abstract: An accessory is provided. The accessory is for use with a necktie. The necktie includes a knot and an elongated portion extending from the knot downwardly. The accessory includes a helical body. The body includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion includes a tab extending therefrom. The tab is operative to secure onto the knot via tucking behind the knot such that the body at least partially overlays the knot frontally and extends from the tab helically around the elongated portion at least once and the second end portion is visible below the knot frontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher Lambert
  • Patent number: 9232832
    Abstract: A decorative attaching apparatus for shirt collar and sleeve cuffs includes an ornamental head, an attachment bar, and a locking encasement. The ornamental head is connected to the attachment bar, and the attachment bar engages with the locking encasement. The ornamental head is the only component which is visible to outside and the attachment bar and the locking encasement is hidden within the shirt collar or sleeve cuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Byron Alexander Kelly
  • Patent number: 8938861
    Abstract: A removably attachable button includes a pin assembly and a cap assembly. The pin assembly has a pair of pins which releasably engage the cap assembly. The cap assembly has a front surface which has the appearance of a button and a rear surface which accepts the pin assembly. The button is utilized to embellish or to replace a missing button on a piece of clothing without needing to access sewing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Shan McLendon
  • Publication number: 20140259540
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems, apparatuses, and methods for removably fastening a decoration to a garment (e.g., a scarf or hat) or other decorative material, such that the decoration is secured in a desired orientation. In one implementation, a decorative fastener includes a decoration and a receiver. The decoration has a decorative member and a pin. The decorative member has a surface displaying aesthetic content and a fastening surface. The pin has a securing portion extending from the fastening surface. The securing portion has one or more securing features. The receiver has at least one receiving feature protruding from a surface and forming a plurality of fastening paths. Each of the fastening paths is configured to receive the securing portion of the pin. An orientation of the surface of the decorative member displaying the aesthetic content is based on a selection of one of the plurality of fastening paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Good Threads, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Norwood, Bryan Krueger
  • Patent number: 8656561
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing a button is provided having a pin and a base. The pin includes a head and a stem attached to, and substantially perpendicular to, the head. The base includes a case having a cavity defined by a top surface including an opening for receiving the stem and a side surface coupled to the top surface. A mechanism for securing the pin within the case includes one or two springs, configured to releasably engage a ridged portion of the stem of the pin. The depth of insertion of the pin into the case is controlled by the engagement of the pin and the springs, a solid bottom surface of the case, and a flange on the stem that engages the top surface of the case at a desired depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jonkeo Doungdeth Ingels
  • Publication number: 20130232730
    Abstract: A decorative attaching apparatus for shirt collar and sleeve cuffs includes an ornamental head, an attachment bar, and a locking encasement. The ornamental head is connected to the attachment bar, and the attachment bar engages with the locking encasement. The ornamental head is the only component which is visible to outside and the attachment bar and the locking encasement is hidden within the shirt collar or sleeve cuffs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Byron Alexander Kelly
  • Patent number: 8122572
    Abstract: A fastening device and a method of using same is provided. The fastening device includes a male member having a projection on a first side and a securing means on a second opposing side. A female member configured to receive the projection detachably secures the female member onto the male member. The female member and the male member comprises a ratchet system to removeably secure the female member onto the male member. The securing means on the second opposing side of the male member is configured to mate with a corresponding securing member mounted on an object. By securing a material such as a shade screen or a tarp on the male member by mating the male member with the female member, the shade screen or tarp may be detachably fastened onto an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: EZ-Snap Products Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Waddell, Dean A. Myrfield
  • Publication number: 20120042480
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing a button is provided having a pin and a base. The pin includes a head and a stem attached to, and substantially perpendicular to, the head. The base includes a case having a cavity defined by a top surface including an opening for receiving the stem and a side surface coupled to the top surface. A mechanism for securing the pin within the case includes one or two springs, configured to releasably engage a ridged portion of the stem of the pin. The depth of insertion of the pin into the case is controlled by the engagement of the pin and the springs, a solid bottom surface of the case, and a flange on the stem that engages the top surface of the case at a desired depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Jonkeo Doungdeth Ingels
  • Patent number: 8032994
    Abstract: A fastening device and a method of using same is provided. The fastening device includes a male member having a projection on a first side and a securing means on a second opposing side. A female member configured to receive the projection detachably secures the female member onto the male member. The female member and the male member comprises a ratchet system to removeably secure the female member onto the male member. The securing means on the second opposing side of the male member is configured to mate with a corresponding securing member mounted on an object. By securing a material such as a shade screen or a tarp on the male member by mating the male member with the female member, the shade screen or tarp may be detachably fastened onto an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: EZ-Snap Products Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Waddell, Dean A. Myrfield
  • Publication number: 20080005871
    Abstract: A button repair kit includes a snap fastener which includes a socket side and a stud or post side and has adhesive on the socket side thereof and a release covering on the adhesive. The adhesive is used to attach the socket side of the snap fastener to a button, and the snap side of the fastener is placed through the material on which a button is to be attached. A clutch element is attached to the post to hold the button in place on the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Otis D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20040016086
    Abstract: A stud snap system includes a pin, a receiver, and a stud. The receiver fixedly engages with the pin and also fixedly engages with the stud to attach of the stud snap system to a material. The material can include apparel, clothing, sportswear, outdoor gear, fabrics, coverings, and textiles. Use of the receiver affords a large selection of options for materials and geometries to be used for the stud since the pin is not directly engaged with the stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Applicant: Ching Fung Apparel Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi Ming Choi
  • Patent number: 5845369
    Abstract: An eye glass holder is provided which is attachable to an article of fabric, for supporting and securing a pair of eye glasses. The eye glass holder comprises a pin assembly engageable to the fabric. The pin assembly includes a substantially planar member having an outer eye glass frame striking surface and an inner fabric abutting surface. The pin assembly further includes a ring member extending from the outer striking surface and defining an eye glass frame receiving aperture therebetween. The pin assembly further includes a pin extending normally form the inner fabric abutting surface, through the abutting fabric. A clutch assembly is provided which is engageable to the pin. The clutch assembly includes a clutch for receiving and engaging the pin, and the clutch facing secured to the clutch and extending circumferentially thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Inventor: Richard Stephen Dunchock
  • Patent number: 5603143
    Abstract: A method of manufacture and apparatus for a temporary garment fastening button (20) for fastening to a garment (21). The button apparatus (20) includes a garment button (21) having a plurality of holes (25) extending therethrough. A tear-a-way backing patch (26) is provided juxtaposed at a button backside (23), and a plurality of side-by-side securing strands (27) each looping through at least two holes of the plurality of holes (25). Each end of each strand (20) extends through the backing patch (26) to anchor the garment button (22) to the backing patch (26). The backing patch (26) is formed to be torn away from a unitary sheet material (31) which is sufficiently rigid to permit mounting of the button (22) to the sheet material (31) by the strands (27). Further, the sheet material (31) is sufficiently frangible to permit manual tearing of the patch (31) therefrom without severing the strands (27). A clasp device (32) is included for coupling the button (22) to a garment fabric (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Robert L. Rucker
  • Patent number: 5575043
    Abstract: A button for clothing, comprising a metallic dome associated with an equally metallic bell-shaped part, which contains a core and is associable with the fabric of the item of clothing by means of a nail. The core is provided with a disk-shaped portion with which an axial stem is associated; the free end of the stem has a square cross-section and is force-fitted inside the bell-shaped part, which becomes complementarily shaped by plastic deformation at least at its corners, producing an association in which mutual rotation of the parts is prevented. The stem is provided with a blind axial channel for the engagement of the nail and the front surface of its end is provided with first raised portions adapted to engage the fabric and to cooperate with second raised portions that extend from the facing surface of the head of the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventor: Riccardo Candotti
  • Patent number: 5457852
    Abstract: A clasp for a medallion or the like. The clasp includes a tubular member secured to and completely surrounded by the medallion and a safety pin movable between an upright position and a stowed position. The safety pin includes a secured leg and a movable leg, the secured leg being received through the tubular member. The movable leg is movable between an open position and a secured position. Both the safety pin and the tubular member are completely surrounded by the medallion. The safety pin lies flat against the medallion when in the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Ho Ho Art & Craft International Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Jack W. Liu
  • Patent number: 5428872
    Abstract: A novel system of rapidly securing a button using stud or thread is described, with the possibility of recovering the button after fitting. Improved appearance is achieved by rendering the stud penetration hole invisible on its upper surface. The button comprises an upper part or cup which can be fitted if necessary with a decorative cover (4). It also comprises a support or base with a transverse through hole (6) used for recovering the button or securing it in a conventional manner, the stud penetration hole having two retaining lugs, and also a serrated (2) or coarse (8) stud for securing the button to the fabric (7). The aim of the invention is to improve the appearance of existing "quick fit" buttons, to enable said buttons to be recovered, and to allow them to be secured in a conventional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Inventors: Zareh Papazian, Richard Papazian
  • Patent number: 5426828
    Abstract: Disclosed is a button which includes: a pin screw having a needle section, a button head on which the pin screw is provided, and a nut threadedly engaged with the pin screw, where the pin screw and the nut, provided directly or indirectly on the button head, are formed to be detachable with respect to each other, so that the button head can be fastened to clothes or the like solely by piercing the pin screw therethrough and engaging the nut with the pin screw, thereby making it possible to easily attach or detach the button to or from an arbitrary position on clothes or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Inventor: Yukio Kusano
  • Patent number: 5258011
    Abstract: A corneal rivet for passing internally through the cornea and for providing closure of an incision in the cornea with a mechanically and optically configured rivet body including a first rivet head secured at one end thereto and a second member for securing to the other end of the rivet. The securing can either be through frictional engagement of the second member to the rivet body, through a knotting, a crimping, staking, threading, pinning, heat forming a ball or mushroom member, or a ratcheting engagement. The corneal rivet body can be utilized to suture other tissues besides the cornea, such as sclera, iris, other ocular tissues, skin, flesh, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Inventor: Robert C. Drews
  • Patent number: 5156023
    Abstract: A multi-purpose pin which supports jewelry and clothing accessories to the clothing, hat or hair of a wearer. The multi-purpose pin comprises a hoop with fastening means for attaching to the clothing of a wearer. A bar divides the interior portion of the hoop into a plurality of areas, through which a clothing accessory passes to wrap around the bar, thereby securing the clothing accessory to the pin. The bar may include a horizontal and a vertical passage therethrough for supporting jewelry accessories. A plurality of bars may be provided to alter the manner in which the clothing accessory is secured to the pin. A pair of hoops may be provided to define a circumferential groove around the pin for wrapping the clothing accessory. The multi-purpose pin may be used with or without backing, or with a decorative top as an independent jewelry item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Inventor: Linda Bevolo
  • Patent number: 4882817
    Abstract: A locking mechanism is provided for securing two plastic pieces (16) and (20) together. The locking mechanism includes two longitudinal pins (10) and (12) which are secured at one end thereof in the endpiece (16). The other end is tapered and is inserted through channels (30) and (32) into the other endpiece (28). Kinked portions (18) and (20) are provided in the ends of the pins (10) and (12) to increase the effective diameter of the pins such that it is greater than the diameter of the channels (30) and (32). Strain-relief cavities (40) and (42) are provided at the ends of each of the channels (30) and (32), respectively, to receive the respective kinked portions (18) and (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Inventor: Jean-Phillipe Schmid
  • Patent number: 4817251
    Abstract: A fastening device for securing, for example, two pieces of fabric together comprises an outer body and an outer body secured in the outer body for rotational and axial movement relative thereto so that the inner body can move outwardly and inwardly of the outer body. The inner body carries a securing element in the form of a hook or spiral so that when the inner body is moved out of the outer body the securing element can be engaged in, say, the two pieces of fabric which, when the inner body is moved axially inwardly, are trapped between the securing element and the outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Modern Milly Limited
    Inventors: Leo D. Shirley-Smith, Michael Winning
  • Patent number: 4799322
    Abstract: A lock pin for a badge shell having a round periphery and inwardly bent skirt along the periphery forming an open back, the lock pin being made of a length of resilient wire having a substantially straight fastening portion with a lower pointed end on the wire first free end to fasten the badge to a garment. The resilient wire includes a shell securing portion connected to the upper end of the fastening portion extending in a closed generally planar path around the fastening portion and terminating in the wire second free end comprising a locking tab extending outwardly from the plane for removably locking the second free end to the fastening portion upper end, the locking tab further adapted to bear against the inward side of the shell securing portion to resist removal of the lock pin from the badge shell. The shell securing portion has first and second arcuate segments conforming substantially to the curvature of the shell inner periphery and extending approximately 90.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Sarco Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Sardinskas
  • Patent number: 4794672
    Abstract: Quickly attachable button arrangement (1) comprising a button head (2) having integrally formed therewith a combined button-head holding and attachment device (5) for holding the button head on and attaching the button head to a piece of material (3). The button-head holding part (5a) comprises one or more surfaces (4a, 4b, 4c) or the like which are located at a distance from the button head and face theretowards, and the button-head attachment part (5b) comprises a material-piercing needle-like part. The holding part (5a) is intended to abut the side (3a) of the material (3) located on the opposite side of the button head (2), therewith to hold the button head to the other side (3b) of the material. The holding part (5a) has a helical and/or spiral form and the holding part (5a) is intended to follow the attachment part (5b) through the material as the button arrangement is twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: Gudmar Olovson
  • Patent number: 4597206
    Abstract: A snap together display badge intended to be worn on a person's clothing as a name badge, display button or the like. An open frame equipped with front and rear ridges receives a transparent cover, the display material, and a backplate through the rear, the cover abutting the front ridges and the backplate passing interferingly by the rear ridge. An S-shaped wire clasp is detachably affixed to the backplate by means of a snap attachment made up of ramp elements and protrusions positioned in paired arrangement about an opening in the backplate and a bridge element traversing the opening. The S-shaped body of the clasp is received by the supports of the bridge when the ends of the clasp body are passed over the ramp elements and into position between the protrusion and ramp of each of the pairs thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Inventor: Ryan H. Benson
  • Patent number: 4597702
    Abstract: A panel hanger assembly for attaching soft panels of insulation material to a structural surface, such as the metal wall of a furnace, the hanger assembly including an elongated stud member having one end for welding to the furnace wall and being pointed at the other end, the stud member being of generally rectangular cross-sectional configuration and having spaced apart pairs of opposed notches formed in the cross-sectional end walls, and a clip having an aperture therein, the first portion of the aperture being dimensioned to freely slidably receive the stud member thereon and the other portion of the aperture being longitudinal and adapted for slidably receiving the stud member at a notched area, the outer surface of the clip being configured to resist reverse lateral displacement of the clip relative to the stud so that when the clip is positioned on the stud to retain insulation previously impaled thereon, the clip is not inadvertantly disengageable from the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: Refractory Anchors, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene N. Brown
  • Patent number: 4507344
    Abstract: A pin with a detachable face includes an elongate pointed shaft having a face receiving snap portion coupled thereto. The detachable face includes a decorative face portion and a back which includes a snap portion integral therewith. A locking mechanism may be used with the shaft if the pin is worn on clothing or the pin may be used without the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Inventor: Daniel G. Baughman
  • Patent number: 4232427
    Abstract: A unitary button fastening device includes a base plate, a flexible pointed shaft attached to one side of the base plate and having a plurality of directional flanges or barbs spaced thereon, and a retaining aperture in the base plate. The flexible shaft is passed in a U-shaped path through a fabric, through eyelets of a button, through the fabric again, and finally through the retaining aperture to tighten the button against the fabric. The last directional flange or barb is returned by the retaining aperture. Excess shaft material extending beyond an appropriate side of the base plate is clipped off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Inventors: Gladys F. Mawhinney, George H. McFerron
  • Patent number: 4097969
    Abstract: The present invention provides a button designed to be fastened to a carrier material without the use of stitches. The button includes a button body having two parts, one part being a lower part with a top and bottom surface, the later adapted to lie upon the carrier material, the lower part having at least two apertures through the top and bottom surface and at least two recesses upon the top surface proceeding from the apertures, the other part being an upper part mountable on the lower part above the top surface of the latter. Also provided are means adapted to pass through the carrier material and the apertures, and adapted to lie within the recesses for fastening the lower part to the carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: William Prym-Werke KG
    Inventor: Bernhard Nysten
  • Patent number: 4077536
    Abstract: A plastic insert for sealing caps such as Crown Corks which is capable of forming a seal impermeable to liquid when it is pressed by the cap against the beaded mouth of a container. The insert comprises a central projection directed towards the interior of the container. This projection may comprise a transverse hole and/or a longitudinal hole rendering it possible to apply by means of a drawing pin or a safety pin or sew by means of a needle the insert onto a blouse or a display card board. In this manner the insert may be used as a trimming thus offering a certain advertisement to the manufacturer of the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Bradfoss Anpartsselskab
    Inventor: Kai Brandtberg
  • Patent number: 4007515
    Abstract: A two-part detachable fastener for use as a button of a garment. The male member is formed of an inverted U-shaped pin which snaps into a restricted opening of a cap-like female member so as to fasten to one or more layers of a garment held between the male and female members. The pin of the male member is formed with an externally pointed mid-section, with the external opposed sides of the legs of the pin shaped as projecting teeth and with the end of each leg bent at right angles to the axis of the pin and enclosed in a circular hollow button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph F. Agnelli
  • Patent number: 3997052
    Abstract: A method for fabrication of a relatively low cost display or communicative novelty button in which a consumable restrictor sheet is placed over a vacuum draw type female mold cavity. The restrictor sheet may be of cardboard and be apertured with a diameter smaller than the mold cavity diameter. A thermoplastic sheet material is then placed over the restrictor sheet, heated to reach a formable state and vacuum drawn through the restricted aperture and down so that the sheet comes into contact with and generally conforms to the desired shape defined by the mold cavity. The plastic sheet material may then be trimmed near the edge of the restrictor sheet to leave a button shell mounted on a restrictor sheet which may then be used for purposes of display. The restrictor sheet also enables fabrication with an inwardly facing peripheral groove that may be used to secure a pin fastener. An alternate form of fastener in which a portion of the remaining plastic sheet is used is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1974
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Inventors: Albert W. Eddy, Roger W. Lyngklip