Attached Solely By Spring Patents (Class 24/501)
  • Patent number: 11207075
    Abstract: Disclosed are elements for producing a vascular clip and vascular clips produced with these elements. The element is essentially characterized by the fact that it includes a support plate, a clip tab including a gripping face, a unit for securing the clip tab and the edge face of the plate, two substantially identical brackets, each bracket substantially having the shape of a cylinder sector with a thickness Ep and including a through hole with an axis parallel to the generatrix of the cylinder, and a unit to secure the two brackets and the plate in such a way that the axes of the two holes are located on the same straight line perpendicular to the tab and that the opposite faces of the two brackets are set apart from each other by a value equal to the thickness Ep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Xavier Renard
  • Patent number: 10709317
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for implementing a clamp assembly for disposable endoscopic sheaths are provided. A system includes a sheath, clamp assembly, and protective cover. The sheath may be configured to receive an instrument. The clamp assembly may include a first member coupled to a second member, wherein the first and second members may be placed in a clamping configuration and an open configuration. In the clamping configuration, the first member and the second member are configured to collapse a lumen of the sheath at a location between the first and second members, and in the open configuration the lumen is not collapsed between the first and second members. The protective cover may include a receiver configured to mate with the clamp assembly and to cause the clamp assembly to maintain the open configuration when the clamp assembly is mated with the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PRAESIDIODYNE, LLC
    Inventors: Brad Hayden Quinn, Bradley Allen Wheeler, Kuan Yew Ooi
  • Patent number: 10590591
    Abstract: A dual-clamping-mode clip having a pair of opposing jaw spaced apart from one another for receiving one or more articles or portion(s) thereof. The dual-clamping-mode clip is designed to work by pinching action and/or by scissor action depending on characteristics of the article(s) and/or portion(s) thereof being held by the clip. Some embodiments of the dual-clamping-mode clip has a material relief region to assist in holding the one or more articles or portion(s) thereof. Some embodiments of the dual-clamping-mode clip have clothesline gripping provisions to allow the clip to be used as a clothespin. Some embodiments of the dual-clamping-mode clip include macro gripping features and/or micro gripping features to assist with holding the one or more articles or portion(s) thereof. Other useful features and characteristics are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Mark L. Bruneau
  • Patent number: 10197192
    Abstract: A positioning clip is removably attachable to a fastener of a quick-release fastener assembly on an access panel of an aircraft when the access panel is removed from the aircraft. The positioning clip holds the fastener in its full out position relative to the exterior surface of the access panel removed from the aircraft. The positioning clip attached to the fastener maintains the perpendicular orientation of the fastener relative to the exterior surface of the access panel and relative to the associated receptacle for the fastener on the structure of the aircraft when the access panel is reattached to the structure of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kevin Jung, Steven Jones
  • Patent number: 8151497
    Abstract: An identification device adapted for attachment to an insulated electrical conductor includes a pair of generally-rectangular marking plates having planar first longitudinal horizontal surfaces. A plurality of laterally-spaced resilient tension members connect together corresponding side portions of the marking plates, thereby to bias the marking plates toward a normally closed condition in which the marking plate first surfaces are in contiguous engagement. The marking plates are separable against the biasing force of the tension members toward an open condition for receiving longitudinally between the plates and the tension members the free end of a conductor. Upon release, the marking plates are displaced toward a clamping condition in parallel spaced longitudinally-arranged contiguous engagement with diametrically opposed circumferential surfaces of the conductor. The marking plates are pivoted to the open condition about a pivot axis defined by chamfered end surfaces of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Wieieke
  • Patent number: 7963289
    Abstract: A hair accessory made to increase the body and fullness of a ponytail or pig tails. The hair accessory includes a hinged pair of first and second portions movable between an open position and a closed position, each portion having a hinged end and an opposite end, inward facing teeth, and at least one fastener for releasably fastening the portions in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Leona King
  • Patent number: 7958607
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a fastener with a first end and a second end, the fastener including a first member, a second member and biasing means, at least a first portion of the basing means being substantially parallel to at least a portion of the first member and at least a second portion of the basing means being substantially parallel to the at least a portion of the second member, the first and second members relatively pivotable at a first fulcrum intermediate the first and second ends and at a second fulcrum intermediate the first and second ends wherein the first fulcrum and the second fulcrum are spaced apart relative to each other, jaws located between the first fulcrum and the second fulcrum, a first handle at the first end of the fastener and a second handle at the second end of the fastener wherein squeezing of the first handle pivots the first and second members about the first fulcrum to open the jaws against closing bias provided by the biasing means and squee
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventors: Ian Rankin, Rochelle Rankin, Mark Strickland, Miranda Strickland
  • Patent number: 7721370
    Abstract: An adjustable hose clip is provided for use with a pool cleaner debris bag, including a first member having a retaining arm and a second member having a retaining arm. The hose clip also includes means for connecting the hose clip to a pool cleaner debris bag and resilient means for resiliently biasing the retaining arms towards each other such that at least a portion of a pool hose can be retained between the retaining arms. In one example, the resilient means is adapted to automatically adjust the distance between the retaining arms to accommodate various pool hoses having various diameters within the range of a minimum diameter to a maximum diameter at least 50% larger than the minimum diameter. In addition or alternatively, an arrangement for cleaning a swimming pool can include an automatic pool cleaner, a debris bag, a hose and an adjustable hose clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventor: Suresh Cherulassery Gopalan
  • Patent number: 7062886
    Abstract: A clip to hold panels in place in grid openings in a suspended ceiling. The clip is integrally formed and includes relatively flexible hinges that bias relatively rigid sections against the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Worthington Armstrong Venture
    Inventor: Joseph Auriemma
  • Publication number: 20030233740
    Abstract: A two piece jaw type clip has a standard base member and a decoratively shaped top member that could be any of a number of pleasing shapes that can be interchangeably attached to the base. The base member has a generally flat or single step shaped body having a spring portion that extends in an arc over the body. The body of the base has slots or sockets that receive complimentary legs or prongs extending from the underside of the top piece to enable pivotable attachment of the two members together. Alternatively the legs could extend from the base into sockets in the top member. The top member has a cutout through which the spring portion from the base member extends and presses the top member against the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: William E. Adams
  • Patent number: 6619479
    Abstract: Distinctive, promotional bag dispensing apparatus are provided that include a clamp and a clip configured to retain a plurality of plastic (or other) bags in stacked adjacent relationship. Each clamp includes a base member and a retaining member that is movably secured to the base member via hinges for pivotal movement about an axis thereof. A plurality of spaced-apart posts extend from the front surface adjacent the forward edge portion. Each clip has a U-shaped configuration with adjacent, spaced-apart first and second panels that are configured to receive and retain header portions of a plurality of bags in stacked adjacent relationship positioned therebetween. The first and second panels each comprise a plurality of spaced-apart apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Jones, Jason S. Holland, Brenda S. Jones
  • Patent number: 6578243
    Abstract: An improved bag clamp and bag cutter is presented that is a non-obvious increase in capability over this inventor's previous bag clamp/cutter invention. The improved clamp possesses a stronger spring, an improved cutting blade with safety guard, a springboard button for pressing the blade firmly against a bag surface, and other improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventor: Christopher I. Hall
  • Patent number: 6363588
    Abstract: A clamp for closing a polymer bag, including a pair of opposed clamp members wherein said clamp members are movable between a closed and an opened condition, each one of said pair of clamp members having a long axis and an inner and an outer surface. A hinge attaches the pair of clamp members and biases the clamp members into a closed condition. In holding a bag in a closed condition, a blade disposed on the inner surface of one of the clamp members is urged by the hinge against and an opposed recessed anvil, disposed on the inner surface of the other clamp member. In addition, a plurality of ribs disposed parallel to the clamp member long axis and located on the inner surface of each one of said pair of clamp members aid in gripping the bag within the clamp by intercalation of the ribs of one clamp with those of the other clamp. During the bag opening process, the ribs stretch the bag material for effective cutting when the material is moved past the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: James Grant Caradine
  • Patent number: 6302366
    Abstract: An office accessory arrangement including a stationary support rail and a grip clip removably supported thereon. The grip clip includes a pair of opposed grip members joined to one another by a hinge arrangement for enabling relative pivoting of the grip members about a hinge axis. The grip clip has a biasing structure which relatively pivotably biases the grip members in opposite directions towards a closed position in which opposed inner gripping services of the respective grip members engage one another or engage a document therebetween. The support rail has a channel-like part which defines an outwardly opening narrow slot, with one side of the slot being defined by a cantilevered wall of the channel-like part. The grip clip, when engaged with the support rail, is disposed so that the cantilevered wall of the channel-like part projects into a slot defined within the support rail to securely position the grip clip thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Saylor, Sheldon Phillips, Edward Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6125513
    Abstract: A portable device having a multi-function belt clip assembly includes a leaf spring 16 having a first end 18 and a second end 20; a housing 14 which has a recess 22 to engage the first end 18 of the leaf spring 16; and a belt clip 12 which has a recess 24 which is used to engage the second end 20 of the leaf spring 16, wherein the leaf spring 16 is adapted to hold the belt clip 12 in a closed position. The leaf spring 16 further allows opening the belt clip 12 from the closed position to engage a belt, and to spring closed when the opening of the belt clip 12 is constrained below a predetermined angular displacement 34. The leaf spring 16 enables the belt clip 12 to remain latched in an open position when the opening of the belt clip 12 exceeds the predetermined angular displacement 34.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola
    Inventors: John Philip Cheraso, Nancy Ann Jackson
  • Patent number: 6105217
    Abstract: A clamp for closing polymer bags. The clamp includes a pair of clamp members movable between a closed and an opened condition, each one of the clamp members having a jaw for engagement of a bag. Each clamp member has an inner and an outer surface. A hinge attaches the clamp members while biasing the clamp members into a closed configuration. Gripping means are disposed on the inner surface of each one of the clamp members. The gripping means include opposed striations on the inner surface of each clamp member. In addition, a blade having a blunted top surface is disposed on the inner surface of one of the clamp members and an anvil is disposed opposite the blade. When the clamp is in a closed, bag sealing configuration, the blunted blade surface abuts the anvil as the blade and anvil cooperate in securing the bag within the clamp. The blade includes a cutting edge for opening a bag when the clamp is moved across the bag surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventors: James Grant Caradine, Christopher I. Hall
  • Patent number: 6098254
    Abstract: A garment hanger clip is provided with a pair of clip jaws having lateral projecting portions or extensions which prevent or reduce unintended release of the clip jaws when a series of hangers is pressed or pushed together. The projections or release guards are advantageously located beneath the pivot point of the clip jaws so that lateral or sideward force applied to the guards tends to close the jaws even tighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Randy Hangers
    Inventor: Jonathan Willinger
  • Patent number: 6058580
    Abstract: A clothes hanger clasp, particularly to a clothes hanger clasp that will not easily fall off but can be loosened in a convenient way, includes a metal plate roughly in a "U" shape, where the metal plate is divided into an upper clasp plate and a lower clasp plate that are somewhat curled inwardly. On the upper clasp plate is a protruding part and a force applying mechanism that is curled inwardly. The protruding will enable stronger elasticity to for clothes hanger clasp, and, acting with the upper and lower metal clasp plates, it will tightly clasp onto the clothes hanger. The force applying mechanism facilitates easy application of force to loosen the hanger clasp, and it is designed so that the hanger clasp will not fall off easily, but it can be loosened in a convenient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Chin Fon Shih
  • Patent number: 6023818
    Abstract: A clothespin including two hand grip portions provided respectively with a projection for locating a shaft, a retaining slot for retaining a u-shaped spring, and a head portion having a spherical body for retaining a clamping plate in such a manner that the clamping plate is capable of slight motion. The shaft is provided with a round slot facing the head portion of the hard grip portions and is further provided at both longitudinal ends thereof with a flange capable of being retained by a retaining groove of the hand grip portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventor: Chen Shui Shang
  • Patent number: 5802677
    Abstract: A bag closure clip including a pair of opposing T-shaped clip members held in pivotal engagement by a U-shaped metal spring. Each clip member includes a jaw, a handle, and a fulcrum. As the handles are squeezed toward each other, the jaws open to allow a bag, such as for snack food or cereal, to be inserted between the jaws. When the handles are released, the spring forces the jaws towards each other to grip the bag and hold it closed. The U-shaped spring is fitted over the fulcrum and is confined to the space between the clip members so that the outwardly facing surfaces of the clip members are substantially uninterrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Lilly Industries (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Dorman, Gordon Isenga, Russell O. Blanchard
  • Patent number: 5632491
    Abstract: A target attaching apparatus, which provides for the attachment of a target to any available structure, includes a spring-biased clamp connected to a mounting member. The clamp includes an attachment end opposite a handle end, wherein the attachment end is mounted onto a structure, such as a tree branch, and wherein the handle end is employed to open and close the attachment end. The mounting member, which is secured to the clamp, includes a cross-piece having opposed ends with a target secured to each end. In one embodiment, the mounting member is secured to the clamp by an adhesive and the target is secured to the cross-piece also by an adhesive. The user manipulates the spring-biased clamp to open the attachment end for securing the same to an available structure. This provides a variety of angles at which the target can be shot at. The apparatus is primarily of a wooden construction to withstand the impact of multiple bullets or projectiles which are directed toward the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Inventor: Marc R. Hamas
  • Patent number: 5495646
    Abstract: A seat belt comfort clamp provides a vehicle occupant protection from injury and enhanced comfort and convenience and includes a clamp assembly having first and second arms and a pivot member. The pivot member defines an axis extending substantially parallel to the seat belt and pivotally couples the first and second arms together. The first arm pivots between an open position and a closed or clamping position. A spring member biases the first arm from its open position to its clamping position. The first and second arms engage opposite sides of the seat belt and secure the seat belt in a comfortable position when the first arm is in its closed position. The second arm includes a guide member for slidably and adjustably coupling the comfort clamp to the seat belt when the first arm is in its open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Edward D. Schrutchfield
    Inventors: Edward D. Scrutchfield, Drake L. Koch
  • Patent number: 5457858
    Abstract: A clip comprising two half bodies of a symmetrical structure, and two inverted U-shaped clasps combined together, each half bodies having two clasp openings spaced apart in an upper lengthwise edge for the two clasps to fit and catch hold of a vertical sloped wall in each clasp opening, the two half bodies being able to be pressed inward at their heads to open a normally closed lower sides and then to be closed by elasticity of the two clasps when the heads are released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventor: Mao-Chuan Lin
  • Patent number: 5402558
    Abstract: A resilient clip or spring clip is disclosed which has a pair of jaw members and a generally U-shaped biasing member for connecting the jaws together and for biasing the jaws into a closed position. The biasing member has a pair of legs connected by a curvilinear central portion and a curvilinear support portion interior thereof. The central portion and support portion are connected by a bridge-like member, and define a channel therebetween. The sidewall of each jaw member has a closed sidewall extending along a substantial portion thereof and defines an arcuate surface. During actuation of the clip, the sidewall traverses through the channel in the biasing member, while the support portion defines and serves as a fulcrum for rotation of the jaws between the open and the closed positions, independently of any separate support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: Selfix, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Santapa
  • Patent number: 5318292
    Abstract: A springingly urged clamp is especially useful with a small towel such as the type used in golfing service and is a palm sized clamp which is both easily manually engageable and easily manually manipulable. The clamp, and its affixed towel, can be attached to the golf bag, or any portion of the clothing to yield maximum easy utilization of the towel. In one embodiment, a golf towel's reinforcing ring is fed into a slot on one side of the clamp of the present invention and onto a post to ensure secure, but interchangeable engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Inventor: Nicholas A. De Marco
  • Patent number: 5267374
    Abstract: A bag closure clip is provided which consists of a pair of arms, each having a handle at a first end and a jaw at a second end and a hinge mechanism for permitting pivoting the arms to move from an open position in which the jaws are separated to a closed position so that the jaws are together. Another mechanism is provided for biasing the arms to the closed position, so that the jaws are normally together, to make an airtight seal on a plastic bag. When the handles are manually squeezed together the arms will move into an opened position to separate the jaws and release the airtight seal on the plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Inventor: Kirk J. Drake
  • Patent number: 5153969
    Abstract: A cord clasp is disclosed for holding together several loops or folds of an appliance cord in order to keep the cord tidy. The clasp includes two complementary facing jaw members, each having a cord surrounding portion and a handle portion separated by a pivoting ridge. A coil spring or other bias means keep the jaws or cord surrounding portions together. The jaw members are quite wide and taper to a gentle point to one side. The cord surrounding surfaces are generally curvilinear and can be more rounded in the vicinity of the points than otherwise, the roundness encouraging the cords to be grasped or held even though the cords may not come fully together when several thicknesses of cords are enclosed within the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Inventors: Robert W. Arrendiell, Gwendolyn G. Ellis
  • Patent number: 5063645
    Abstract: A clip consists of two symmetrical jaw parts each of which, in its central portion, has a set of teeth so that when the jaw parts are placed together, the teeth of one jaw part mesh with the teeth of the other jaw part. The ends of each jaw part are tapered so that when either end of the clip is pressed together the teeth act as a pivot causing the other end to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Inventor: Agustin G. Crespo
  • Patent number: 5052085
    Abstract: A clothes clip, which comprises two opposite clamping members pivotally retained by a substantially U-shaped spring which bilaterally equivalently presses on the two opposite clamping members. The two opposite clamping members have two pair of parallel pivots respectively made thereon permitting one pair of parallel pivots to releasably engage with the opposite pair, and two opposite rows of guide rods alternatively engaged with one another to form a stopping structure for securing the clothes clip on the transverse rod of a clothes hanger permitting the clothes clip to move therealong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Shwu-Jing Gau
  • Patent number: 4945613
    Abstract: The clothes-pin consists of a spring element and two identically formed members having a clamping section and a handle section. The spring element connects the two members in that on the one hand the end engages the blind hole and on the other hand it surrounds the support position.The clothes-pin is remarkable by its simple design and assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: Hugo Ledermann
  • Patent number: 4881304
    Abstract: An improved self-tightening pivotable gripper is provided in a gripper having two pin members and an elongated leaf spring, in which the pin members each have a jaw and pivot arm with a pivot portion therebetween and in which the spring bends around and joins the pin members at their respective pivot portions, so that the jaws and pivot arms are positioned in opposed pivotable relationship. The improvement includes providing one of the pivot arms with a backer wall therein to support a section of the spring which extends outwardly from the pivot portion and proximate the backer wall in the inside thereof and then bends to cross diagonally and inwardly toward the pivot zone of the two pin members and extends proximate the other of the arms in a diagonal spring span, so as to contact such other arm when an outward pressure of e.g. a clothesline, is applied to the spring span so that the pivot arms are pushed apart more tightly, closing the jaws more tightly on a load e.g. a towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Inventor: Gabriel Colangelo
  • Patent number: 4716634
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with a two piece reinforced clothes peg which is mounted on the transverse rod of a clothes horse, and consists of a pair of jaw members, joined together along one common edge thereof, and a J-shaped clamping member which is detachably engaged with the paired jaw members on the surface of which there are defined properly shaped niches for receiving the legs of the clamping member so that the jaw members can become closely and tightly clamped together for holding a piece of hanged clothes firmly in place with the help of a plurality of projecting stripes defined on the inner surface thereof; and the clamped jaw members can be released by simply pushing upward the front enlarged flange of the J-shaped clamping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Inventor: Wen-Yuan Fan
  • Patent number: 4660750
    Abstract: An article hanger of the type having an elongated body with dependent arms mounting article gripping clamps and rod support means which permits the rod to be assembled to the hanger body through a face of the body after the hanger has been molded. The support means includes a member for locking the rod into its supporting means in a manner preventing unintentional release. The hanger body also includes a third support for the rod to reduce load induced deflection. Article clamps for the hanger are so designed that they can either be mounted on the rod before assembly of the rod to the hanger body or the clamps can be assembled about the rod after installation of the rod on the hanger body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Batts, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell O. Blanchard
  • Patent number: 4614008
    Abstract: An improved clothes pin of the pinch type is provided wherein the improvement consists of a novel form of spring designed to place its spring action at the sides of the clothes pin which will increase the tension on the jaws of the clothes pin and prevent the two parts of the clothes pin from separating while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Inventors: Fred Brill, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4417370
    Abstract: A pocket handkerchief clip which is spring-biased to receive a folded handkerchief or a shaped handkerchief accessory, and is designed to fit into the front pocket of a suit coat, jacket or sport coat for displaying the handkerchief or handkerchief accessory at the top of the pocket. In a preferred embodiment the clip is attached to a lint-removing member or pad which serves to support the clip in the pocket, and the lint pad includes a retractable thread knife for removing loose threads from clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1983
    Inventor: Shawn D. Lewis
  • Patent number: 4414985
    Abstract: Apparatus useful in the surgical correction of strabismus comprises a clip (10) attachable to the sclera (52) of an eye, and a dynamometer gauge (12) coupled to the clip to measure torques exerted on the muscle of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Jon H. Myer
  • Patent number: 4413635
    Abstract: Apparatus useful in the surgical correction of strabismus comprises a clip (10) attachable to the sclera (52) of an eye, and a dynamometer gauge (12) coupled to the clip to measure torques exerted on the muscle of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Jon H. Myer
  • Patent number: RE32269
    Abstract: A molded plastic hanger and a clip for use therewith or with other members. The hanger includes a body portion having a diverging pair of arms including slots therein and a crossbar for mounting garment holding clips. A plastic swivel hook is connected to the body portion at a stem. The stem includes a shaft having an annular locking recess in its periphery which is adapted to be received within a mating socket of the hook to connect the hook and body portion to each other while enabling them to be swiveled readily with respect to each other. The clip is arranged for securement to the crossbar of the hanger or to any other rod-like element and is formed of a three piece construction comprising a pair of plastic jaws and a resilient U-shaped member, also formed of plastic, but having a higher tensile strength and resiliency than the plastic of the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Assignee: Independent Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Bisk, Gunther Rogahn
  • Patent number: RE40756
    Abstract: An improved bag clamp and bag cutter is presented that is a non-obvious increase in capability over this inventor's previous bag clamp/cutter invention. The improved clamp possesses a stronger spring, an improved cutting blade with safety guard, a springboard button for pressing the blade firmly against a bag surface, and other improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Christopher I. Hall