Clasp, Clip, Support-clamp, Or Required Component Thereof Patents (Class 24/455)
  • Patent number: 10322754
    Abstract: An apparatus, according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a base comprised of a plastic material and having an exterior surface and an interior surface. At least one layer of ion treated glass is attached to the exterior surface and at least one input device is mounted to the base. A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, providing at least one layer of ion treated glass in a desired shape, molding a plastic body to one side of the ion treated glass such that an opposite side of the ion treated glass forms a vehicle exterior surface, and assembling at least one input device to the plastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Chester Stanislaus Walawender, Paul Kenneth Dellock, James J. Surman
  • Patent number: 9743699
    Abstract: A headgear accessory that can be utilized with headgear to provide the wearer with sun protection along the back of the head and neck are disclosed. According to one example, the headgear accessory can have a shade and an attachment member. The shade can be configured of a formable material adapted to cover a rear portion of the head and a rear portion of the neck of a wearer. The shade can have at least one aperture disposed adjacent a first end thereof. The attachment mechanism can include a snap configured to be insertable in the at least one aperture and a spring loaded grasping mechanism adapted to couple with the snap to attach the spring loaded grasping mechanism to the shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Bright Sky Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Rodney Peterson
  • Patent number: 9669668
    Abstract: A wheel module for a tire pressure monitoring system includes an inflation valve of the “snap-in” type and an electronic casing fixed thereto in a reversible manner. This valve is produced from a resiliently deformable material and includes a valve body and a metal conduit extending therethrough for introducing inflation air. The valve body has a first end provided with a thread for receiving a closure cap and a second end with a hollow metal fixing rod provided with notches fixed thereto. The electronic casing is slidingly mounted on the fixing rod and includes an element for blocking the position of the casing relative to the valve in a reversible manner. The blocking element includes a substantially U-shaped metal wire, a first end and a second end of which are inserted below retention lugs produced on the same face of the casing. This metal wire is insertable into the notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Kempf
  • Patent number: 9517666
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel includes a rim that extends in the wheel circumferential direction, that includes a rim hump formed in a convex form projecting to the outside in the wheel radial direction, and a through hole formed on a rim inclined face that is slanted to an inside in the wheel radial direction on an inside in a wheel width direction from a top of the rim hump. When the tire is fitted, a tire cavity region facing the rim hump is formed. The wheel includes a tire valve fitted to the through hole and a tire information acquisition device installed in the tire cavity region on the tire valve that acquires tire information on the condition of gas filling the tire cavity region. A fitting is provided between the rim inclined face and the tire information acquisition device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kanenari, Yasuhiko Araki
  • Patent number: 9004417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening device (10) for at least one cable (44), having an edge clip part (12) for fitting the fastening device (10) to an edge (28) of a base part (26). A holding device (30) for at least one cable strap (40) surrounds at least one cable (44). The holding device (30) includes fastening sections (38) that constitute a mount for the cable strap (40) in three directions of cable strap orientation orthogonal to each other, so that a cable strap (40) can be fastened to the base part (26) selectively oriented in one of the three directions of cable strap orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: TRW Automotive Electronics & Components GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Elsner, Juergen Hofmann, Vitali Leidner
  • Publication number: 20150082583
    Abstract: A clip for assembling corners of hollow members such as the rails and stiles of an extruded aluminum door. The clip has an L shape and may feature a double L shape. A portion inserts into the hollow of a first member and is attached thereto. Another portion extends into the other hollow member for attachment thereto to form a sturdy joint without welding. Pairs of clips may be used at each corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Hooper, Ion-Horatiu Barbulescu, William Ling
  • Patent number: 8984735
    Abstract: The inventive concept is a device which is used to secure a sheath or stack of papers contained in an architectural sheet rack clamp. The device is essentially a three-tiered rectangular structure forming two parallel, length-wise channels within the spaces defined by the three tiers. One channel, situated as the upper clamp retaining channel, is structured so as to securely accommodate the typical sheet clamp used to store such materials as architectural drawings, maps, and other similar over-sized sheets. The second, or lower desk anchoring, channel of the device, contains two adjustable fastening means, enabling attachment of the lower desk anchoring channel to a desk, draftsman's stand, or table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Brown
  • Publication number: 20150064437
    Abstract: Injection molded parts with a small dimension that exhibit high heat resistance are described. Thermoplastic compositions that can be utilized to form the injection molded parts are described. The thermoplastic composition includes a polyarylene sulfide and a crosslinked impact modifier. The thermoplastic composition can also include siloxane polymers, thermoplastic elastomers, or other additives that can further improve the characteristics of the injection molded parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Rong Luo, Kent Miller, Xinyu Zhao, Xiaoyan Tu
  • Publication number: 20150020353
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to devices for securing grilles or decorative architectural elements. The present disclosure is also directed to devices that secure a grille to a frame such as a suspended or dropped ceiling grid system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Peter J. Tast
  • Publication number: 20140259565
    Abstract: A vibration-proof clamp includes a clamp main body with a holding portion for holding a pipe material, and having a mounting hole therein; a vibration-proof member mounted in the mounting hole, and having therein a fitting hole with a hole shaft corresponding to the mounting hole, and a concave groove provided by notching a peripheral edge of the fitting hole; and a clip including a cylindrical neck portion inserted into the fitting hole, a fixation rib inserted through the concave groove, and an elastic claw projected on an outer peripheral face of the neck portion and retractable inward in a radial direction. The neck portion is inserted into the fitting hole, the elastic claw retracts in a radial direction, and the fixation rib passes through the concave groove, then, the clip is relatively rotated relative to the vibration-proof member, so that the elastic claw fits into the concave groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Taku Hirama
  • Publication number: 20140250642
    Abstract: An attachment structure of a weight sensor for seat occupant detection includes an insert member extending from a skin member of a seat portion into a concave groove provided on a pad member of the seat portion, and at least one connection member connected to an end part of the insert member inside the concave groove. An opening part is provided in the insert member, and the weight sensor inserted in the insert member through an opening of the opening part across the concave groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Yamanaka, Takashi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140223701
    Abstract: Various attachment devices are disclosed. The devices are designed to permit a second medical device to be easily and quickly attached to and detached from a first medical device. The attachment devices, once attached to both the first medical device and the second medical device, may allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey BEAN, Maria MAILLET, Brad ISAACSON, Caroline RIEDEL, Gary KAPPEL, John GOLDEN, Christopher BENNING
  • Publication number: 20140215770
    Abstract: A connector for use with a drawstring is described which allows a user to attach one or more flexible elongate closure means, e.g. drawstrings together. A first end of the connector is mountable to a first end of a flexible elongate closure means. A second end of the connector is mountable either to a second end of the same or to another flexible elongate closure means. A swivel means may be situated between the first and second ends of the connector for rotating the ends and assist in fastening the connector to the drawstring. The connector may be a permanent fixture to a drawstring or a releasable attachment. The connector may be used in a method of replacing a drawstring of a product with a second drawstring. An end of a first drawstring is connected to an end of the second drawstring via the connector. The first drawstring is pulled until the connected second drawstring has replaced a position of the first drawstring on the product, then the drawstrings are disconnected at the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Luc Levesque, Michael Anthony Gerstner
  • Publication number: 20140201959
    Abstract: A component connection arrangement and a method of connecting components is provided in which a first component having a projecting male fixing element is connected to a second component in a friction-locking manner by a sleeve-like or cap-like clip element snapped on the male fixing element, with the clip element being clamped between the male fixing element and a female fixing element provided on or in the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellscharft
    Inventors: Johann van Niekerk, Michael AHLERS, Maik HAMMER
  • Publication number: 20140196260
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding items, and more specifically an elastic band and clip apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus for holding items includes a band and a clip. The clip includes: a recessed portion provided in a facing surface of the clip which is structured to accommodate a medallion; fixing structures to fix the band to the clip; and a locking mechanism which is structured to lock portions of the clip together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: BANDIT LLC
    Inventor: Robert ESTI
  • Publication number: 20140150218
    Abstract: Clips for coupling devices, such as electrical junction boxes, to support members are provided. In one example, a clip for coupling an electrical junction box to a support member includes a coupling member and a flange. The coupling member is adapted to engage the support member and includes a first member, a second member spaced-apart from the first member, and a third member extending between and engaging the first and second members. The first, second and third members together define a receptacle adapted to receive the support member therein. The flange extends from the coupling member and defines a fastener opening therein adapted to receive a fastener for coupling the clip to the electrical junction box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Tom M. Colangelo, Asim B. Siddiqui, Justin C. McMath, Tomasz R. Sikora
  • Publication number: 20140143989
    Abstract: A method of connecting a first component having a first hole with a second component having a second hole includes the acts of placing together the two components so that the holes are situated above one another, and fixing the two components on one another. The fixing occurs by pushing a connection element projecting beyond the two components through the two components, the connection element having at least one clamping head which projects beyond a side of the first component facing away from the second component, and clipping a clamping element onto the clamping head, so that the clamping element is supported on a side of the first component facing away from the second component and exercises a clamping force onto the connection element which clamps together the two components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas HERZINGER, Sonja WOLF, Johann van NIEKERK, Matthias BERGER
  • Publication number: 20140140784
    Abstract: Described are connectors comprising: a body; at least four arms extending from the body; a first pair of opposing, substantially closed slots along a first axis of the body, wherein each slot is defined by one or more of the at least four arms and an edge of the body; and a second pair of opposing, substantially closed slots along a second axis of the body, wherein each slot is defined by one or more of the at least four arms and an edge of the body; wherein, each slot comprises an opening defined by at least two of the at least four arms; and wherein, the openings of the first pair of opposing, substantially closed slots are offset and the openings of the second pair of opposing, substantially closed slots are offset. Methods of coupling straps together via such connectors, and the resulting net-like structure, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Southern Bracing Systems Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Vick, David W. Vick, Clayton D. Vick, Joseph David Hawks, Eddie R. Shockley, John Forcier
  • Publication number: 20140130312
    Abstract: This present invention is a multifunctional alteration clip that quickly and easily alters the look of most clothing articles in seconds. One may create six designer looks with a set of two alteration clips. Clips may also be applied to scarves, hair, swimwear, dresses and shirts. Use for quick alterations, prevention of bra straps from showing, attach to garment as an eyeglass, sunglass or badge holder. Can be worn as a ring. Can be used to mark one's personal property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Desiree Renea Jamroz
  • Publication number: 20140130313
    Abstract: A snap hook includes a main body having hook and sleeve portions extending from a base, ends of the hook portion and sleeve portions being opposed to each other to define an opening of the hook portion; a pin which moves back from and towards the end of the hook portion so as to open and close the opening, the pin including an operating portion including a ridge exposed to outside through a sliding slit of the sleeve portion; and a spring for biasing the pin toward the end of the hook portion so as to achieve contact. The main body includes a restraining wall which extends from the base and between the sleeve portion and the hook portion, toward a connection where the hook portion is joined to a connection object so as to restrict the connection between the end of the hook portion and the connection object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: RALLOC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Tozawa, Masashi Tozawa
  • Publication number: 20140126231
    Abstract: A spoke clip adapted to be removably secured to a spoke nut of a bicycle wheel, and further adapted to mount an illuminated wire to the spokes of the bicycle wheel. The clips are generally L- or T-shaped, with a slotted stem having a spoke-admitting initial width and terminating in a spoke nut socket, and a wire-mounting arm perpendicular to the stem and adapted to receive and hold a wire in parallel to the axis of the stem. The invention also includes the illuminated wire display created by securing an illuminated wire in a planar array to the spokes adjacent the wheel rim using a plurality of the spoke clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Justin Halek
  • Publication number: 20140109357
    Abstract: A fastening clip (10) for mounting a component part (28), especially an airbag or an airbag module, on a support (30) includes a head portion (12), a clip body (14) and retaining elements (16) laterally projecting from the clip body (14) which are elastically deflectable. The clip body (14) defines an interior and includes windows (20) through which the retaining elements (16) protrude outwardly from the interior. An assembly comprising such fastening clip (10) furthermore includes a support (30) having a mounting aperture (34) matching with the dimensions of the clip body (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: TRW Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Anton Fischer
  • Patent number: 8593807
    Abstract: The rotation direction of a lock member is substantially the same as the rotation direction of a second housing when the second housing is rotated from a closed position to an opened position. Thus, when the second housing is in a closed state, a user presses a base in a direction indicated by an arrow D with a finger of a hand, engages the finger with an inner surface of a concave, and displaces the hand in a direction indicated by an arrow B, thereby performing lock cancel of the lock member and a rotation operation of the second housing continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Murakata
  • Patent number: 8572817
    Abstract: A rigid U-shaped structure sized to be closely received on the tip end of the transfer hook. One side of the U-shape of the structure is closed. A padeye is rigidly attached to the end curved portion of the U-shape of the structure. Means for holding the U-shaped structure in position on the tip end of the hook is provided. The holding means may be threaded bores through one or both sides of the U-shaped structure that allow bolts to be threaded through the holes such that they create sufficient friction against the tip end of the transfer hook to hold the U-shaped structure in position. The holes through the U-shaped structure may be unthreaded with threaded nuts rigidly attached to the U-shaped structure such that the nuts are aligned with the holes to allow bolts to exert pressure against the tip end of the transfer hook in the same manner to hold the U-shaped structure in position on the transfer hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: J. Ray McDermott, S.A.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Dunbar, Carl J. Hebert
  • Patent number: 8561266
    Abstract: In a holder arrangement of an aircraft or spacecraft comprising a structural member, a holder comprising at least one lower part and at least one upper part is provided, and these are formed so as to be able to be clamped together to be attached with a non-positive fit to a fastening portion of the structural member. The fastening portion can be clamped between the lower part and the upper part. The holder arrangement is characterised by at least one fixing strip which can be connected to the fastening portion of the structural member in the longitudinal direction thereof and which comprises a fixing profile for fixing the holder to the structural member in the longitudinal direction of the structural member with a positive fit. An aircraft or spacecraft has at least one holder arrangement of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Cihangir Sayilgan
  • Publication number: 20130193684
    Abstract: A clamp has body portions adapted to be secured together and a longitudinally arranged seal device for sealing between the body portions. The seal device is located in a groove provided in an interface surface of one of the body portions and, in use, the seal device provides sealing between the clamp portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: STATS (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: STATS (UK) Limited
  • Patent number: 8480120
    Abstract: Tether clip locks garnish to vehicle body pillar, and when airbag body expands, tether clip releases garnish from vehicle body pillar without breaking garnish and prevents flying of garnish. Tether clip covers, from vehicle interior side, vehicle body pillar in which airbag body is housed, wherein tether clip locks garnish to vehicle body pillar. Tether clip includes: inner locking portion locked to pillar garnish; outer locking portion locked to vehicle body pillar; connecting portion for connecting inner locking portion and outer locking portion; and wire for tethering inner locking portion and outer locking portion to each other, wherein connecting portion is formed fragile against pressing force that is generated when airbag body presses garnish by expanding and developing, and wherein wire is wound around either inner locking portion or outer locking portion in direction around axis extending from inner locking portion to outer locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeru Fukuda, Takashi Honda, Toshihiko Tani, Mark R. Risdale, Mark O. Lepper, Fumihito Ito
  • Patent number: 8480041
    Abstract: A beam clamp providing for a positive attachment to I-beams, H-beams, T-bars, pairs of conventional angles, bulb angles, channels, plates and other similar structural shapes wherein the beam clamp includes a pair of clamping hooks incorporated into opposing clamp bodies that capture an attached elongated rectangular, round or other shape. The shapes are secured against the structure using one or more bolt with nut assemblies to pull the halves together towards each other and the attached member and towards the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Allen Myers
  • Publication number: 20130104350
    Abstract: The invention relates to a money clip for storing banknotes or comparable flatly formed items, including a base plate and at least one retaining leg disposed on the base plate, wherein the retaining leg is formed such that it exerts a clamping function or a retention force in the direction of the base plate, wherein at least one region of the base plate or at least one region of the retaining leg is formed as a mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: DE LINDSAY GMBH
    Inventor: DE LINDSAY GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130097058
    Abstract: A backdrop system includes a backdrop, a frame and a backdrop clip for holding the backdrop. The backdrop system also includes a storage system and a system for fulfilling orders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Floyd BAKER
  • Patent number: 8418342
    Abstract: The invention relates to bimetallic leaf spring devices (100) that are responsive to changes in temperature, and methods of constructing and utilizing such devices. In one embodiment, the invention includes a clamping apparatus including a first strip (110) of a first material and a second strip (120) of a second material. The second strip (120) may be attached to the first strip (110) at least two attachment locations. The second strip (120) may be spaced apart from the first strip (110) at least one section between the at least two attachment locations, and at least one of the first material and the second material may include a thermally expansive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science
    Inventors: Robert Dell, Chih-Shing Wei, Tae Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8347473
    Abstract: A stud installation tool comprising a slide shaft including a pair of arms angled towards each other, a slide bar with a triangular head at an end engaged within the pair of arms to enable the slide bar to move along the slide shaft without disengaging, a receiving brace attached to the slide shaft at an opposing end from the slide bar, where said receiving brace includes a threaded hole, a bolt threaded through the slide bar and extending down and through the threaded hole, a bolt head fastened to the bolt and positioned above the slide bar, and a stud holder connected to the slide bar at an end opposite from the triangular head wherein the stud holder includes an opening to accept a stud after the stud is slid through a hole in an axle plate and positioned between the receiving brace and the stud holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Alton Wayne Hux
  • Patent number: 8348582
    Abstract: A clip for a pin that extends from an outer surface of a member, the clip comprising a pin retaining portion and a clamp portion that surrounds the member outer surface, the clamp portion having a pin receiving opening therein adapted to receive the exposed end of the pin, and a pin retaining portion adjacent the pin receiving opening to retain the pin in the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Tom Bithell, Geoffrey Philip Wade
  • Publication number: 20120324681
    Abstract: A pipe from a plastic material having memory properties is extruded. The extruded pipe is cut to form a pipe part (7). The pipe part (7) is warmed and the end (6b) of the pipe part (7) is bent. The pipe part (7) forms a clamping ring (6) and the bent end (6b) of the pipe part (7) forms a stop edge (10) in the clamping ring (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Uponor Innovation Ab
    Inventor: Bengt HEDSTROM
  • Patent number: 8337105
    Abstract: A film-carrying system and a film-carrying device used therein are provided. The film-carrying system includes a support base, a film-carrying device and a film. The film-carrying device includes a support connection part, an elastic part, and a film connection part. The support connection part is coupled to the support base while the film connection part is coupled to the film. The elastic part has a free end and a fixed end; the free end connects to the film connection part, and the fixed end connects to the support connection part. The elastic deformation of the elastic part provides the film connection part with a degree of freedom in linear displacement, and the film connection part also has a degree of freedom in angular displacement corresponding to the support connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Che Fu, Yen-Lin Lee, Ming-Chun Hsu, Shih-Jun Yuan
  • Publication number: 20120311829
    Abstract: A fastener clip comprises a prong clip that is operable to engage a carrier. The prong clip has a prong base on one end and a prong with a hook, at the other end of the prong clip. The carrier comprises a pair of laterally offset side wings extending from the sides of the carrier operable to fasten to a slot in a structure like a vehicle chassis. A pair of laterally offset arms extend from the carrier create a gap to form a hook receiver. The hook receiver is operable to engage the hook such that a service tool may operably disengage the hook from the hook receiver on a side of the slot that is opposite the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Shawn Michael Willis
  • Publication number: 20120284968
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems for securing safety restraints of child care devices for the insertion or removal of a child from the child care devices. A strap restraint device for securing one or more straps of a child care device includes a body portion. The body portion is configured to secure one or more straps of the child care device when the straps are draped over the body portion. The strap restraint device also includes an attachment device, which comprises means for removably securing the body portion to the child care device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Kelli M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8272612
    Abstract: A clip for holding an object on a supporting member comprises a holding clamp and an attaching clamp. The holding clamp has a pair of clamping members with oppositely bowed gripping portions and inwardly arched handles. The oppositely bowed gripping portions form together, when engaged, jaws for holding an object such as a cigar. The jaws are connected together for pivotal movement to cooperate with each other for clamping action upon actuation of their handles. At the juncture point of the jaws with the handles, the clamping members are provided with aligned, apertured supports for receipt of an axial binding post or rivet that extends through the apertures and for holding the clamping members together and in axial alignment. A spring, normally biasing the clamping members towards a closed position is looped around the post with its ends locked against the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Brian Thorpe
  • Publication number: 20120217215
    Abstract: A shower caddy system includes a tension pole, a number of shelves and a number of clips for attaching and reattaching the shelves to the tension pole. The clips are opened and closed when attaching and reattaching the shelves to the tension pole. Repositioning a shelf to a new location on the tension pole therefore does not require the removal of the tension pole from a shower stall or bathtub/shower area, thereby saving a user a significant amount of time and effort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Robert A. Emery, Joseph Gasparino
  • Publication number: 20120214013
    Abstract: An interchangeable and detachable accessory addition to clothing accessories, handbags, shoes, and apparel provides a wide variety of fashionable and easily interchangeable looks. This helps keep the wardrobe compact while at the same time providing a wide variety of fashionable looks. Interchangeable and detachable accessory addition does not tear at clothing, can be easily removed, mixed and matched with ease for the busy Fashionistas on the go.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Anastasia Eugenia Namsaraeva
  • Publication number: 20120198887
    Abstract: Articles of jewelry, including ring assemblies (100, 300, 400, 700, 1300) permitting secured, removable, rotatable, placement of rings within such ring assemblies (100, 300, 400, 700, 1300). In some embodiments, an ornamental support structure (412, 712, 715, 1312) comprises a hinge permitting a rotatable movement of a portion of the ring assembly to permit placement of the ring structure. In other embodiments, pinch clasps (520, 620, 820, 920, 1020, 1120, 1220, 1320) are used for such ring assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: CLAUDE BISSERIER
  • Publication number: 20120186050
    Abstract: A releasable locking clip for selective engagement with a connecting pin, the releasable locking clip comprising a fastening member displaceable from a pin engaging position to a pin disengaging position. The application of opposed compressive forces to the releasable locking clip displaces the fastening member to the pin disengaged position. In an alternative embodiment, a releasable fastener is formed by an elongate strap, a housing formed at a first end of the strap and having an aperture extending therethrough for receiving a second end of the strap, a fastening member displaceable from a pin engaging position to a pin disengaging position, and an actuation member responsive to the application of opposed manual compressive forces to actuate the fastening member from the pin engaging position to the pin disengaging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: MAKEDO PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Paul Justin
  • Publication number: 20120148966
    Abstract: A candle wick includes a first portion oriented perpendicular to a second portion to form a candle wick with a plus-shaped configuration. A wick clip includes a first slot oriented perpendicular to a second slot to form a wick clip plus-shaped configuration sized to receive the plus-shaped configuration of the candle wick. The first slot of the wick clip is configured to receive the first portion of the candle wick, and the second slot of the wick clip is configured to receive the second portion of the candle wick. The candle wick and wick clip form a clip assembly. A candle comprises a plus-shaped candle wick held in place by a wick clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: James Ramaker, Beth A. Larson, Mark A. Spangler
  • Patent number: 8177736
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and to a method for monitoring access to vessels during extracorporeal blood treatment. The invention forms a loop in the arterial and/or venous line and provides device for fixing a section of the line in a loop. When the line is stressed under tension, the loop contracts and the line finally kinks. The modification of the diameter of the line and the formation of a kink in the line leads to a rise of pressure in the line, which is monitored by a pressure monitoring device. If the pressure exceeds a predetermined threshold value, the aspirating cannula is in danger of slipping out of the vessel access or has partially or completely slipped out, thus allowing the threshold value to be determined for alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Pascal Kopperschmidt
  • Publication number: 20120096691
    Abstract: A first clamp device includes a first opening. A second clamp device is attached to the first clamp device. The second clamp device including a second opening. A first adjustable element is connected through the first opening. A second adjustable element is connected through the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Abraham Sacks
  • Publication number: 20120074283
    Abstract: A clip, which retains and fixes an attaching member and an attached member while being provided between the attaching member and the attached member, includes a first engaging portion, a second engaging portion, and a coupling device for coupling the first engaging portion and the second engaging portion. In the first engaging portion, plural first engagement devices are provided in order to attach the clip to the attached member. For example, a second engagement device is provided in the second engaging portion. In the second engagement device, an engagement direction of a plane differs from that of the first engaging portion, and an axis-line direction of the second engagement device differs from that of the first engaging portion. The attaching member and the attached member are simultaneously attached to the second engagement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Akihiko Tanno
  • Publication number: 20120047697
    Abstract: It provides a fastener to hold small cards and paper sheets, includes a base of cardboard, plastic or some other material with condition that provides the desired portability. It also provides a method for inserting paper sheets and cards to the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Jose Daniel Vargas Cervantes, Mabel Guadalupe Diaz Lopez, Eduardo Diaz Lopez
  • Publication number: 20120036686
    Abstract: The invention concerns a unit to create a space divider. This comprises a partial base to create the space divider and a lever arm attached to the partial base. Two of the units can be combined into a single combined base, on the same level, comprising two partial bases, the lever arms of the units being attachable to the partial base of the other unit using an attachment device created by the lever arm and the partial base themselves, and the two partial bases of the two units can be linked together by means of at least one of the following elements: interlocking forms, friction and traction. The invention also relates to a shelving system using a number of the units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Colin Schaelli
  • Patent number: 8092103
    Abstract: A film-carrying system and a film-carrying device used therein are provided. The film-carrying system includes a support base, a film-carrying device and a film. The film-carrying device includes a support connection part, an elastic part, and a film connection part. The support connection part is coupled to the support base while the film connection part is coupled to the film. The elastic part has a free end and a fixed end; the free end connects to the film connection part, and the fixed end connects to the support connection part. The elastic deformation of the elastic part provides the film connection part with a degree of freedom in linear displacement, and the film connection part also has a degree of freedom in angular displacement corresponding to the support connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Che Fu, Yen-Lin Lee, Ming-Chun Hsu, Shih-Jun Yuan
  • Publication number: 20110318138
    Abstract: A clip includes a head having a thumbscrew protrusion and a body with spaced apart threads. The clip is of various widths and lengths to accommodate, most preferably, different widths and depths of holes in peg board. Most preferably, the clip is sized to accommodate ¼ inch peg board, and is used to releasably secure items such as advertisements and promotional material to the peg board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Rick David Anderson