Article Held By Clip Patents (Class 24/3.12)
  • Patent number: 10507859
    Abstract: Described is a shopping cart bagging station that is used in retail stores to dispense shopping bags while a customer of the retail store shops. The shopping cart bagging station holds and dispenses shopping bags. The shopping cart bagging station is coupled to a shopping cart so that the customer can load items they purchase into the shopping bags as they shop. The shopping cart bagging station includes a support channel and three hooks coupled to the support channel. The support channel couples to the shopping cart. The three hooks hold shopping bags. By using the shopping cart bagging station, a customer does not have to visit a checkout station to bag their purchased items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10470557
    Abstract: A pocket clip for holding various articles on a person's clothing has a spring-loaded strip- or cloth-retaining cam assembly at the upper end and a strap holder at the lower end. The strap holder is pinched closed by a draw latch or snap. The lower end of the clip may include a spacer so dimensioned as to provide space for the latch or snap between the clothing and the cam assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: James E. Trent
  • Patent number: 10335693
    Abstract: A universal controller holster for holding one- or two-lobed controllers on the person of a user, such as game controllers is disclosed. The universal controller holster is adjustable and designed to hold on the person of a user most controllers that are commercially available. The universal controller holster comprises two collars connected together by an arm and further to a spine having an angled tooth at one end. The spine is adjustably fastenable to a mount having a plurality of detents to which the angled tooth of the spine can be attached, thus adjusting the height of the mount to accommodate the size of various controllers. The universal controller holster further comprises a clip that can be used to attach the holster to a user such as the waist band of slacks or a belt, or can be used to attach to other items such as a purse or any other item. The universal controller holster allows for the user to hold the controller hands-free while moving and changing locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Integr8ted Minds Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. McFarlane, Jr., Jamarcus J. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10172405
    Abstract: A clip for mounting devices on a hat brim includes a first and second panel. The panels are each resiliently connected to a nose portion and separated by a spacing that tapers to a contact point from the distal portions of the panels to their proximal portions. The second panel has a wedge-shaped portion in which the width of the panel increases from its distal end to its proximal end. The bottom surface of the first panel is concave, the preferable concavity being close to that of the curvature of a hat brim. The top surface of the second panel is convex. The preferable convexity is close to that of the curvature of the brim. The top surface of the second panel includes a channel adapted to receive the fabric border of the undersurface of a hat brim. The top surface of the first panel includes at its proximal end structure adapted to receive an accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Volmer Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Volmer
  • Patent number: 10104928
    Abstract: A clip for mounting devices on a hat brim includes a first and second panel. The panels are each resiliently connected to a nose portion and separated by a spacing that tapers to a contact point from the distal portions of the panels to their proximal portions. The second panel has a wedge-shaped portion in which the width of the panel increases from its distal end to its proximal end. The bottom surface of the first panel is concave. The top surface of the second panel is convex. The clip can include connecting structure at its proximal end to allow for the interchangeable attachment of mounting structure for a variety of accessory devices. The clip can also include a mount for holding a microphone or microphone jack to allow the clip to hold a microphone in electrical communication with a camera mounted to the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Volmer Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Volmer
  • Patent number: 10016050
    Abstract: A holster strap that allows for the attachment of a variety of holster types (thread-on, clip-on, paddle, as well as left and right holsters) to a backpack waist belt. The holster strap allows quick access and removal of a holster and includes a base and a strap. The base may be secured to the backpack waist belt and the strap secures the holster to the base. The strap may be stretchable and durable such that it may hold various size holsters with a heavy firearm, camera, or another item. The holster strap allows a holster to be quickly removed from a backpack waist belt and transferred to a belt when the backpack is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Curtis Dent
  • Patent number: 9927218
    Abstract: Systems and methods for carrying a firearm magazine are disclosed. More specifically, an apparatus and method for substantially securely carrying a firearm magazine substantially concealed in a clothing pocket is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Jay Schlang
  • Patent number: 9913527
    Abstract: A portable radio microphone and body worn camera holder is configured to join a police and security radio microphone and a police worn body camera to a uniform via the ballistic vest's trauma plate pocket. The microphone holder has a back panel connected to rounded top portion. The rounded top portion further has a first microphone attachment section. A first incline portion is smoothly connected to the rounded top portion. A first front panel is smoothly connected to the first incline portion. The first front panel further comprises a camera attachment section. A second incline portion is smoothly connected to the first front panel. The first front panel and the second incline portion further have a police worn body camera attachment portion. A second front panel is smoothly connected to the second incline portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: David M. Merton, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9807487
    Abstract: A microphone assembly comprising: a microphone for converting an acoustic signal to an electrical microphone signal; a tube enclosing at least a part of a first conductor for conducting the microphone signal, the tube comprising a rigid first tube part and a rigid second tube part. The first tube part has a first primary tube end and a first secondary tube end, wherein the microphone is attached at the first primary tube end. The second tube part has a second primary tube end and a second secondary tube end. A first rotating connector between the first tube part and the second tube part allows rotating the first tube part in relation to the second tube part about a first rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DPA Microphones A/S
    Inventors: Christian Poulsen, Anders Poulsen
  • Patent number: 9797535
    Abstract: A bonding clip is provided in combination with a fluid conduit coupling that interconnects fluid conveying members. The bonding clip conducts electrical charge across the coupling to prevent buildup of electrostatic charges in the coupling. In one aspect of the invention, it may be considered a bonding clip. In another aspect, it may be considered the combination including the bonding clip and coupler. The invention also includes a method for dissipating electrostatic charge across a coupling used to interconnect fluid conveying members. In a preferred embodiment of the bonding clip, it includes a continuous flexible wire element mounted exteriorly of the coupling. The bonding clip is formed in a shape to connect the facing flanges of adjacent fluid conveying lines connected by the coupler, and to pass over the coupler with a defined gap separating a bridge portion of the clip from exterior surfaces of the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Lowell Statler, III, Clifton P. Breay
  • Patent number: 9538341
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a holster for securing a PTT switch to a user that employs a single piece body having opposed top and bottom sides connected by a generally curved side to define a switch chamber. The invention further includes a portion of hook-and-loop fabric secured to the bottoms side for engaging a complementary fabric and a protective tab extending outwardly from said top side for protecting the PTT switch from inadvertent activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Matbock, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Chute
  • Patent number: 9474335
    Abstract: A key ring including a continuous loop of material including a first section extending for the majority of the circumference of the continuous loop of material having a thickness of D1, and a indented second section extending for the remainder of the circumference of the continuous loop having a thickness D2 less than D1. The key ring also includes a securing device slidable about the continuous loop to cover and uncover the indented second section. One or more spring clips including a moveable arm having a tip end and a fixed member to which the movable arm is attached, the moveable arm moving between an opened position and a closed position, wherein a distance D3 is provided between the tip end of the moveable arm and a hook end of the fixed member when the moveable arm is in the opened position abutting the fixed member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Heller
  • Patent number: 9308638
    Abstract: A power tool includes a main body portion and a grip portion. The main body portion includes a motor unit. The grip portion extends from the main body portion between a front end and a rear end of the main body portion. The main body portion further includes an auxiliary handle mounting structure disposed between the rear end of the main body portion and a rearmost end of a region where the grip portion meets the main body portion. An auxiliary handle member is coupled to the auxiliary handle mounting structure of the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kondo, Takao Kuroyanagi
  • Patent number: 9129538
    Abstract: On a name badge, the rear part (2) of which, formed as a plastic injection moulded part, has a hook-shaped clamping limb (10) for the attachment of the name badge to an item of clothing, the clamping limb (10) is provided with a slot (14) into which an abutment (15) projects to improve the seating of the name badge on the item of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Durable Hunke & Jocheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Patent number: 9084448
    Abstract: A clip-shaped device for preventing tops from becoming untucked, where pants are fixed between an upper clip part and a lower clip part and a belt is fixed between the upper clip part and a decorative cover element, and at the same time, lower ends of the tops are fixed by a fixing member, thereby preventing the lower ends of the tops from being exposed to the outside of the bottoms. Since a tops fixing member, the clip member, and the decorative cover element are included, the tops fixing member fixes the lower ends of the tops, the clip member fixes the pants, and the belt is fixed between the decorative cover element and the clip member such that the lower ends of the tops are not exposed to the outside of the bottoms, and thus clothes can be worn neatly and comfortably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Gyu Te Keum
  • Publication number: 20150143669
    Abstract: The adapter comprises a clip with a groove, and a rack that engages with the groove. The clip attaches securely to an edge of a fabric, for example, a panel on a baseball cap. The rack includes an angle adjuster, on which a brow guard, welding helmet, or other protective gear can be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: A.C.E. International
    Inventors: Jason M. Pereira, James Watkins, Ed Martin
  • Publication number: 20150143618
    Abstract: The adapter comprises a clip with a groove, and a rack that engages with the groove. The clip attaches securely to an edge of a fabric, for example, a panel on a baseball cap. The rack includes an angle adjuster, on which a brow guard, welding helmet, or other protective gear can be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: A.C.E. International
    Inventors: Jason M. Pereira, James Watkins, Ed Martin
  • Publication number: 20150135482
    Abstract: A fastening buckle for fastening a snorkel to swimming goggles includes a strip-holding member and a snorkel-holding member. The strip-holding member has a resiliently depressible hanging section and has an outer surface formed with an inclined plane. The snorkel-holding member has a gripping portion laterally formed with a socket for receiving the hanging section of the strip-holding member. The socket has an outer wall formed with a cut-away section for abutting against a bottom edge of the hanging section. The socket further has a resiliently depressible pressing button that is extending downward from a top thereof so as to hang over the cut-away section and abut against the inclined plane of the hanging section. When pressed, the pressing button presses the inclined plane to expel the hanging section downward from the cut-away section, allowing convenient disengagement between the snorkel-holding member and the strip-holding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Yen-Ting Kuo
  • Patent number: 9027212
    Abstract: A device clip includes a first jaw member, and a second jaw member having fixed end pivotally connected to one end of the first jaw member and a free end provided with a rod member that is movable along the major axis of the second jaw member by an external force and can return to its former position when the external force disappears. Thus, the other end of the first jaw member is detachably lockable to the rod member at the free end of the second jaw member for enabling the device clip to conveniently and steadily link two objects together, for example, to link a camera bag to a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Race Wu
  • Patent number: 9009922
    Abstract: A reversibly locking assembly for use as a stethoscope holster or for use with other devices. The assembly includes a clip adapted for attachment to an article of clothing wherein the clip has a clip channel wherein the clip channel includes an upper section and a lower section wherein the lower section is wider than the upper section. A stethoscope connector is provided which is adapted for attachment to a stethoscope. The stethoscope has a tube and when the tube is aligned with the clip channel the asymmetric plate passes through the upper section. When the tube is not aligned with the clip channel the asymmetric plate does not pass through the upper section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin J. Perreault
  • Publication number: 20150096150
    Abstract: An attachment system for tools includes a housing with a wall defining an open central region. The housing has a first slot and a second slot spaced from the first slot, each slot extending through the wall to the open central region. A rotating member is disposed in the open central region. A clip member has a clip protrusion with neck, head and tip portions, the neck portion sized to be slidably received in one of the slots. The tip portion is configured to engage the rotating member to cause it to rotate about a central longitudinal axis as the neck portion moves distally along one of the slots, causing a catch surface to align with the tip portion and a channel to align with a tip portion of a second clip member retained in the second slot, thereby retaining the first clip member and releasing the second clip member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Ty-Flot, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau, Ben Bachman
  • Publication number: 20150074949
    Abstract: A split type hanging buckle can include a main body and a connection part. Wherein a buckle base, in which a buckling cavity is formed, may be arranged on the hanging buckle main body, and an opening of the buckling cavity is divided into an inserting segment and a buckling segment that are connected with each other. A clamping neck may be formed at the position where the inserting segment is connected with the buckling segment. An aperture of the clamping neck can be equal to that of the buckling segment. At least one side of the clamping neck can be provided with an elastic clamping key. One end of an inserting shaft that can be inserted into the buckling cavity is provided with a clamping head. The diameter of the clamping head may be greater than the aperture of the buckling segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Hai Pin Tsai
  • Patent number: 8959722
    Abstract: A key-hook comfortably hangs keys and other key-ring accessories within a clothing pocket, which prevents the keys and other key-ring accessories from contacting and wearing out the bottom of the clothing pocket. The key-hook includes a key-ring loop, a curved bridge, and a hook. The hook is connected to the key-ring loop by the curved bridge, which allows the edge of the clothing pocket to smoothly move against the key-ring loop and into the hook. The hook has a shank section, a bend section, a point section, and a gap. The edge of the clothing pocket is positioned within the gap and is embraced by the shank section, the bend section, and the point section. The shank section has a first concave portion, and the point section has a second concave portion, a convex portion, and a rounded tip. The gap also has a wide opening and a narrow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis Grey Allen, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20150040297
    Abstract: A generally “S” shaped clip is formed from a band of resilient material having a first end a second end. The clip has a front side and a back side. The front side of the “S” shape corresponds to the back side of the clip. The back side of the “S” shape corresponds to the front side of the clip. The clip has an upper end and a lower end. The band of material is doubled back on itself at the lower end of the clip in the direction of the back side of the clip to form a slot for receipt of a projecting edge of a hat. An upper portion of the clip forms a curved clasping arm for securing objects against a crown portion of a hat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: BRADLEY N. VERMILLION
  • Patent number: 8938859
    Abstract: Disclosed is an assembly. The assembly may be comprised of a device having a first engaging member, a second member having a second engaging member engaging the first engaging member, and a third member locked in place by the first engaging member and the second engaging member. The first and second members together can serve as an attachment device. The third member, held in place by the first and second engaging members, can serve as an attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Enuresis Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Kaiomars P. Anklesaria
  • Patent number: 8914948
    Abstract: A scarf zipper with a scarf securing member, a medallion member and a medallion connector member. The scarf securing member is attached to the medallion member by the medallion connector member. The scarf securing member is a wire-form component. The scarf securing member having two halves, each terminating at one end in a locking mechanism and at the opposite end in an integral spring and loop. The spring causes the halves to be biased outward from each other until locked together by the locking mechanism. The locked halves retain two panels of a standard scarf. The scarf securing member is capable of being zipped up or down by pulling on the medallion member. The scarf securing member remains in place after being zipped and the medallion member ends up at the front portion of the scarf and acts as a decorative element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Teresa Rissmeyer
  • Publication number: 20140331457
    Abstract: A reversibly locking assembly such as stethoscope holster or for other devices. The stethoscope holder comprises a clip adapted for attachment to an article of clothing wherein the clip comprises a clip channel wherein the clip channel comprises an upper section and a lower section wherein the lower section is wider than the upper section. A stethoscope connector is provided which is adapted for attachment to a stethoscope. The stethoscope has a tube and when the tube is aligned with the clip channel the assymettric plate passes through the upper section. When the tube is not aligned with the clip channel the assymetric plate does not pass through the upper section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin J. Perreault
  • Publication number: 20140325794
    Abstract: A microphone holder is configured to enable a user to clip a microphone to a shirt. The microphone holder has a plate that is punched with a hole and bent into a J-shape. The hole is configured to accommodate a microphone. The plate is configured to be adapted to a shirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: David Merton
  • Publication number: 20140250634
    Abstract: A clip-shaped device for preventing tops from becoming untucked, where pants are fixed between an upper clip part and a lower clip part and a belt is fixed between the upper clip part and a decorative cover element, and at the same time, lower ends of the tops are fixed by a fixing member, thereby preventing the lower ends of the tops from being exposed to the outside of the bottoms. Since a tops fixing member, the clip member, and the decorative cover element are included, the tops fixing member fixes the lower ends of the tops, the clip member fixes the pants, and the belt is fixed between the decorative cover element and the clip member such that the lower ends of the tops are not exposed to the outside of the bottoms, and thus clothes can be worn neatly and comfortably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Gyu Te Keum
  • Patent number: 8819868
    Abstract: Left and right ear shades that are removably connectable to the bottom of a baseball-style cap or headband of a hardhat and fit around the back, top, and front of the ears. The shades can be positioned to accommodate the wearer. Each ear shade includes a forked clip that receives the hat band between inner and outer tines. For relatively thick hat bands, such as a those of baseball caps, the forked clip provides adequate resilient clamping force between the tines against the hat band to hold the ear shade in place. An optional removable clip fits around the top of the tines and resiliently connects near the bottom of the fork. Use of this optional removable clip allows the ear shade to be held in place on hats having hat bands that are too thin to be held in place solely by the clamping force of the fork tines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Danny J. Hardy
  • Patent number: 8806723
    Abstract: A twist tie device has an elongated piece of shape-retaining deformable material. A cover covers the shape-retaining deformable material along the length of the elongated piece. The cover has a bond between the elongated piece and the cover. The bond between the cover and the elongated piece is along the entire interior surface of the cover. An outer cover may be bonded to the cover. The outer cover may have a gripping surface and a non-gripping surface. The gripping surface will provide more grip for the twist tie device when it is wrapped around itself, and the gripping surface will provide more grip when it is wrapped around objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Martinson, Richard N. Case, Bowden Ormsbee
  • Patent number: 8806726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pacifier clip, which comprises a base sheet, a mobile clipping member, a pulling member and a tying tool. When the pulling member is pulled, in the rotating motion, an angled flange of the pulling member utilizes an eccentric action to optionally allow an angled part or an inclined cutting plane of the angled flange to be abutted against or adjacent to an oblique support arm of the mobile clipping member, so a passive sheet of the mobile clipping member is downwardly moved or upwardly raised, and tooth rows of the passive sheet and tooth lines of the base sheet are engaged for forming a clipping status or forming a gap in between for forming a releasing status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Tien Chung Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Tien Lo
  • Patent number: 8800946
    Abstract: A retail display clip is provided. The retail display clip includes a stationary clip base and a rotatable clip member that rotates about an axis of rotation. The rotatable clip member rotates relative to the clip base. The retail display clip includes an open state and a closed state. As the rotatable clip member rotates from the open to the closed or the closed to the open state, an over-center point is transitioned. The over-center point is created by the interaction between a locking tab of the rotatable clip member and a flat inner surface of the clip base. In the closed stated, a torque is created by the over-center point that causes the locking tab to place a force on the flat inner surface of the clip base. A gripping point is formed at the location where the locking tab places the force. The gripping point supports retail merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 8777170
    Abstract: Display article support systems and methods of using, interchangeable support clips, support elements and display boards for support of display articles such as dolls for display, transport and/or play are disclosed. A kit includes a variety of the interchangeable support clips and support elements included in a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Lenmark Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard M. Gilbert, Mark A. Presser
  • Publication number: 20140173804
    Abstract: A glove securing kit which includes: pair of hand-covering garments with female buckles permanently attached to the gloves; a strap where each end has a male buckle which works in conjunction with the female buckle of the gloves; a nonremovable strap clip; strap extension adaptors which lengthen the strap; connectors which provide the ability to use other gloves through a clamp positioned on one end of the connector; a hook clip which can slide onto the strap vertically or horizontally; and a removable strap clip that can be inserted vertically into the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Eduardo Matos
  • Patent number: 8713764
    Abstract: A connector structured to removably attach an object to a support platform including an elongated, rigid material base having a locking assembly disposed thereon and including a retainer and a gripping member. The gripping member is movably connected to the retainer and disposable relative to the base into both a locking orientation and a release orientation, wherein the locking orientation comprises a predetermined portion of the gripping member disposed in gripping, at least partially penetrating relation to an exposed surface of a corresponding part of either the support platform or the supported object. An activating member is connected to the gripping member and movable therewith, wherein positioning force exerted on the activating member will selectively dispose the gripping member between the locking and release orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: James Rittenhouse, Miguel Bevilacqua
  • Publication number: 20140090209
    Abstract: In a holder system for supporting a mobile device therein, the system includes a base cavity adapted to hold the mobile device, which is removable therefrom, the base cavity having a plurality of slots adapted to receive terminals therein. The plurality of slots is further comprised of a first slot pattern of three slots at an upper end of the base cavity, and a second slot pattern of at least two slots below a midpoint of the base cavity's length. The system includes at least one external article adapted to be coupled to the base cavity via one of the terminals engaged in one of the slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Smith
  • Patent number: 8661623
    Abstract: An attachment selectively attachable to a pet training device that emits signal upon actuation by the hand that grasps the pet training device. The attachment includes an aperture for selectively securing the attachment to a hand and at least one connector for securing the attachment to the pet training device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: EZ Click, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Theodore Leggett, Lisa Ann Leggett
  • Publication number: 20140033394
    Abstract: A magnetic clip provides a quick and easy method to attach an electronic device's cord to a user's clothing. The magnetic clip allows a user to create a fully customized cord management system, based upon their specific needs and/or preferences. The cord management system can include a tether to join a magnetic disk with a magnetic clip. The magnetic disk and magnetic clip can be disposed on opposite sides of a garment to position the magnetic clip securely on the user's garment, regardless of how slippery or form fitting the garment's material may be. A garment can have integrated magnetic disks, where the magnetic clip can attach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Joey Steven Stauffer
  • Patent number: 8640310
    Abstract: A disengageable clip is provided which has a first configuration to permit an item to be securely gripped and a second configuration that permits the item to be disengaged. Once disengaged, the clip may be removed from the item and/or may be repositioned and then reattached to the item. The clip may include a clip member having an engagement portion defining an open loop and a clip portion extending therefrom. The clip may also include a sleeve slidably positioned upon the clip portion and at least one stop having a width greater than the sleeve. The sleeve may be configured to translate along the clip portion between first and second positions. The first position is proximate the engagement portion and may cause the engagement portion to grip the item. Conversely, the second position is spaced from the engagement portion by the stop to permit disengagement from the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Caniparoli
  • Publication number: 20140013544
    Abstract: A lanyard attachment assembly has a sleeve with an inside surface and an outside surface. The inside surface defines a passageway through the sleeve. A strap passes through the passageway and forms a closed loop to link the closed loop to the sleeve. The assembly optionally includes a connector with a connector opening therethrough. When the assembly includes a connector, the strap passes through the connector opening where the closed loop links the connector to the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 8595903
    Abstract: A self-locking clip may include a first member configured to attach to an item, the first member having a tongue arranged adjacent the item when the first member is attached to the item, the tongue configured to allow an article to be received between the tongue and the item when the first member is attached to the item; a second member pivotally attached to the first member, the second member having at least one engagement surface for engaging the article, when the first member is attached to the item and the article is received between the tongue and the item; and a bias member arranged to bias the second member to pivot in a direction to urge the at least one engagement surface toward the article to engage the article, when the first member is attached to the item and the article is received between the tongue and the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Heinz Richard Miltner, Julie Lynn Adams
  • Publication number: 20130287986
    Abstract: Provided is one of labels 101, 120, 130 and 140, top layer materials formed on a printing medium 201, 246 and 266, information-bearing media 301, 330, 350 and 360, a solid fuel 401, and a wristband clip 510, having the function of absorbing carbon dioxide to which a new carbon dioxide absorbent is added. Provided are also carbon dioxide reduction methods of absorbing carbon dioxide by burning the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Hiromi Yamamuro, Yoshihito Fujii, Masamitsu Nagahama, Shigeru Kido, Akira Sato, Masahiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20130212837
    Abstract: An attachment device (10) adapted for use with at least two retainers (14), the device (10) including at least two mountings (44), each for engagement with a retainer (14), wherein when a first one (14a) of the retainers is engaged with the device (10) it cannot be detached from the device until another retainer (14b) has been engaged with the device (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Craig Andrew Burke
  • Patent number: 8510916
    Abstract: A device to connect a fabric headgear to a mini stick flag or to a mini stick banner. Functioning as a clip and a retainer as well, it applies a strong enough hold on any spot at the bottom circular thin edge of a fabric headgear and provides a cavity for a common mini stick flag or for a mini stick banner to stand straight in a nearly vertical position to let the flag or banner float above the head of the bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Mensan Teko Kinvi
  • Patent number: 8505170
    Abstract: Clips, devices, apparatus and methods of holding and supporting different diameter lines and conduits, such as medical oxygen air lines, earphone or headset wire lines, other types of wires, and power cords, and the like in a clip that can attach to clothing such as to pants, belts and pockets. The clip can include a rear U-shaped base and downwardly and upwardly protruding elongated members having different sets of upper and lower bends. The clip can be formed from a single vinyl coated wire line, that forms three sets of bends, each set having a different diameter. The lines and conduits can be securely held in different diameter sets of bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Deborah B. Gray, William L. Alexander
  • Patent number: 8484808
    Abstract: A clip mounting structure for a writing implement has a shaft tube, a clip mounted at the rear part of the shaft tube, and an insertion member inserted into the rear part of the shaft tube. A clip mounting section to which the rear part of the clip is fitted and aligned is formed at the rear part of the shaft tube. Mounting sections curved in the direction along the inner peripheral surface of the shaft tube are formed at opposite sides of the rear part of the clip. Fitting recesses into which the mounting sections of the clip are fitted are formed in the outer wall of the insertion member. With the mounting sections of the clip fitted in and engaged with the fitting recesses in the insertion member, the insertion member is inserted into the rear part of the shaft body to fit the rear part of the clip into the clip mounting section of the shaft tube. Thus, the insertion member is engaged in position inside the shaft tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehei Kageyama, Tadao Odaka
  • Publication number: 20130174381
    Abstract: Sports Headset Mouth Privacy Clip is a rectangular shaped piece made of abs plastic for durability, with acoustic foam on the inside to allow voice sound clarity during communication. Also has a “C Shaped” clip to attach mouthpiece. Measuring 4.25 horizontally/2.25 vertically it allows verbal privacy while using Communication Headsets. The clip is to be attached to Mobile Headset popularly used in American Football both college and professional. This clip allows for each individual to communicate with team in privacy without opposing team reading there lips and figuring out what they are trying to communicate within the team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Khalil Zane McClellan
  • Patent number: 8458867
    Abstract: An attachment mount and receiver system for attaching articles to a garment. A receiver has openings for affixing the receiver to a support that is then attached to a compatible garment. The mount has openings for affixing an article thereto. A pair of flexible springs permit connected tines to be compressed inwardly, allowing the mount to be slidingly inserted into the receiver. A barb at the end of each tine engages an end wall of the receiver when the mount is fully seated. Tines are compressed inwardly and the mount is withdrawable. Selective locks can inhibit the tines from being compressed. Resistance to prying the mount away from the receiver is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: 8460488
    Abstract: A holder clip having a planar body is secured to a temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses to allow a user to suspend and support the eyeglasses from a pocket, lapel, or other location on a garment. The holder clip can be secured by adhesive or flexible gripping fingers that are crimped around the temple piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Keith Chauvin