With Position Locking-means For Engaging Faces Patents (Class 24/542)
  • Patent number: 9720007
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transporting single and multiple reaction vessels. At least one reaction vessel is provided and at least one tray includes at least two seats for the at least one reaction vessel, and at least one gripper. One of the reaction vessel or the tray is engaged with the gripper at a first position. The gripped element is transported to a second position wherein the gripper is released. A gripping collar is provided both on the reaction vessel and the tray for the gripper to engage. At one transport stage one of the reaction vessel or the tray is engaged with the gripper at a first position by pushing the gripper from above to engage with the gripping collar and in a second stage the transported element is disengaged from the gripper by moving the gripper sideways in relation to the center axis of the gripping collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy
    Inventor: Vesa Nuotio
  • Patent number: 9433417
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for clips or staples as an effective substitute for suture material when joining body tissue or covering body tissue with a mesh, such as is particularly used in fracture operations. The device for applying a medical lockable clip (1) in a tissue area, includes a) an automatic advancing mechanism oriented in the direction of the tissue area from a starting position and having a guide in the advancing direction for the clip, wherein the clip has two gripper teeth oriented in the advancing direction, b) a stop for the advancing mechanism, and c) a locking element displaceable with the advancing mechanism and having a locking mechanism on the clip side for locking the clip, wherein d) the locking element is displaceable together with and parallel to the advancing mechanism, and e) the stop does not limit the motion of the locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignees: JOIMAX GMBH, KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Bernhard Kneifel, Rainer Körber, Günter Herrmann, Klaus-Peter Brhel, Ekaterina Notheis, Wolfgang Ries
  • Patent number: 8900256
    Abstract: There is provided a penetratable toothed fastener for clamping tissue during surgery. The toothed fastener includes first and second legs each having longitudinal rows of transverse teeth and a securing member configured to pass through the transverse teeth to hold first and second legs closed relative to each other and about tissue. A locking mechanism is provided to retain the securing member within the first and second legs of the toothed fastener. The toothed fastener additionally includes receptacles for the receipt of medicant materials and holes in the teeth to dispense the materials to clamped tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Andrew Heeps, Jon Wojculewicz
  • Patent number: 8857775
    Abstract: A camera system is configured to detachably couple to a camera mount, which in turn can be attached to an apparatus. The camera mount is a spring clamp including two arms, each include a handle component and a jaw component. The spring clamp can be attached to an apparatus when the two jaw components are closed around the apparatus. A strap is adjustably coupled to the spring clamp and is tightened around the apparatus to further secure the apparatus. In some cases, a flexible neck is fastened to the camera mount, and the camera system is detachably coupled to the flexible neck. This allows a mounted camera system to be situated at any desired angle for taking photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Aaron Clearman, Nicholas Streets
  • Publication number: 20140202525
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for use with a solar module is disclosed. The mounting bracket includes a foot including a first wall and a second wall oriented substantially orthogonal to the first wall, the first wall including serrations configured to engage serrations on a rail to adjust a height of the rail with respect to the foot. The mounting bracket further includes a backing configured to be coupled to the foot and secure the mounting bracket to the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SunEdison, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Howard Janssens, Paul Joseph Silberschatz, Jesus Beltran, Daniel Freymann Koelker
  • Publication number: 20140165343
    Abstract: A quick release clip for securing a screen in position in a frame, the clip comprising a main clip body, a first leg extending outwardly from the main clip body and bent relative to a plane of the main body, the first leg for receipt into a groove of the frame. In addition, the quick release clip includes a contact edge, the main clip body opposite the first leg terminating in the contact edge wherein the contact edge is disposed adjacent an edge of the screen applying a force to maintain the screen in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Ply Gem Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenton Sy Gibbs, Colin David Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140165342
    Abstract: A writing implement holder on a clipboard where the implement is readily accessible to the user on the surface of the clipboard jaw and can be held there while the clipboard is carried stored or handed to another person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Robert A. Briganti
  • Patent number: 8578571
    Abstract: A plastic clip for fastening an article in the region of an end face of a flat workpiece comprises a base section, including a first and a second leg extending from the base section to form a U shape, and a fastening section connected to the base section and operable to fasten the article to the clip. The base section and the legs are made of a relatively hard plastic material and the legs can be elastically expanded relative to one another in order to accommodate the workpiece between their inner sides. An anti-slip section made of a relatively soft plastic material is provided on at least one of the inner sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Johann Reindl
  • Publication number: 20130292966
    Abstract: A fastening device is provided for attaching an exterior trim strip (1) to a carrying structure. In order to simplify attachment of the exterior trim strip to the carrying structure, the fastening device has latching or clipping-connection elements (21-24), which are latched or clipped to an interior trim strip (33) for fastening the exterior trim strip (1) on the interior trim strip (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christophe Bouvatier
  • Publication number: 20130116098
    Abstract: A clamp device is for use with an elastic band and includes first and second clamp components and a coupling unit. The first clamp component has a resiliently deformable clamping arm portion connected to one end of a connecting arm portion, cooperating therewith to define a clearance, and defining a clamping side. The second clamp component has a clamping side disposed to confront that of the first clamp component. The coupling unit couples the two clamp components together in a manner that permits relative movement of the clamp components between a non-clamping state and a clamping state. In the clamping state, the clamping arm portion of the first clamp component deforms to contract the clearance and the clamping sides of the clamp components clamp cooperatively and tightly a portion of the elastic band therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: ZMI ELECTRONICS, LTD.
    Inventors: YUTA LEE, Po-Ming Yang
  • Publication number: 20130039068
    Abstract: A lamp (10) has a light source (12) comprising a press seal (17). A lamp envelope (18) receives the light source (12), the envelope (18) having a base (22). A clip-receiving aperture (24) is formed in the base (22), and a clip locator surface (26, 52, 54) is formed in the base (22) adjacent the clip-receiving aperture (24). A clip (28) is positioned in the clip-receiving aperture (24) to receive the press seal (17). The clip (28) has a first retainer (32) and a second retainer (33), the first retainer (32) engages the clip locator surface (26, 52, 54), whereby the clip (28) is located within the clip-receiving aperture (24). The second retainer (33) secures the clip (28) to the base (22), and a third retainer (34) secures the press seal (17) of the light source (12) within the clip (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventor: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
  • Patent number: 8336173
    Abstract: A clip assembly adapted to engage a male track member. The clip assembly includes a clamshell clamping member including a first leg and a second leg. The clip assembly further includes a female compression member adapted to fit in sliding relation at least partially about the clamshell clamping member. The female compression member is adapted to compress the first leg towards the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Pontaoe, Scott D. Kolasa
  • Patent number: 8323228
    Abstract: A medical catheter comprising a first return lumen, a plurality of withdrawal lumens, a first clamping member and a plurality of intake extension tubes. Each intake extension tube communicates with an intake lumen of the catheter to provide fluid communication with the respective intake lumens. The intake extension tubes are positioned in a stacked arrangement, and the clamping member has a plurality of posts to receive the stacked tubes to limit lateral movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Rex Medical L.P.
    Inventors: Stephan A. DeFonzo, John D. Leedle
  • Patent number: 8192149
    Abstract: A turbojet turbine or compressor stage is disclosed. The stage includes at least one rotor disk mounted inside a sectorized ring supported by a casing and including a circumferential flange radially clamped on an annular rail of the casing by a substantially C-shaped cross-section annular locking device which is axially engaged on the casing rail and on the flange of the ring. A substantially cylindrical heat shielding foil is interposed between the ring and the device. The foil or the device includes at least one extra thickness which respectively bears on the device, or the foil, to radially immobilize this foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: David Audeon, David Da Silva
  • Patent number: 8128642
    Abstract: There is provided a penetratable toothed fastener for clamping tissue during surgery. The toothed fastener includes first and second legs each having longitudinal rows of transverse teeth and a securing member configured to pass through the transverse teeth to hold first and second legs closed relative to each other and about tissue. A locking mechanism is provided to retain the securing member within the first and second legs of the toothed fastener. The toothed fastener additionally includes receptacles for the receipt of medicant materials and holes in the teeth to dispense the materials to clamped tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Andrew Heeps, Jon Wojculewicz
  • Patent number: 7988652
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a pivotal disc is pivotally coupled to a first brace and a second brace. The pivotal disc has a motion-limit member and a positioning member limiting the angle by which the second brace rotates with respect to the first brace with the pivotal disc being the axis and fixing the angle between the first and second braces. The present invention is characterized in that the motion-limit member uses a range-adjust member to push a slide block and determine the range that a block portion of the second brace is blocked by the slide block, and that the positioning member uses a switch knob actuates on end of a positioning rod to engage with or depart from a positioning notch on the pivotal disc, and that the pivotal disc has two limit elements to define the maximum movement range of the first brace and the second brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Huntex Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Chang Chao
  • Publication number: 20110150439
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a glass cooktop panel and a cooktop frame. A radiant heating element is positioned between the cooktop frame and the glass cooktop panel. The heating element has an upper surface biased toward a lower surface of the glass cooktop panel. A screwless spring clip is coupled to both the heating element and the cooktop frame so as to secure the heating element to the cooktop frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: PHILLIP K. FRITSCHIE, RICHARD K. MORROW
  • Patent number: 7534220
    Abstract: A knee brace is provided with push button actuatable stops, wherein the stops are biased outward into angular locking positions and inwardly directed pressure on the push buttons releases the stops and permits angular adjustment of the stops. A pair of catch plates with locking recesses facing inward, are provided, and outwardly biased locking pins engage the recesses in both catch plates. Each of the stop assemblies has an outwardly directed plate extending over the outer cover plate, and this plate is coupled to the physical stop member around the outer edge of the outer cover plate. The cover plate has angular indicia thereon, which may be viewed through windows in the outwardly extending plate portions of the stop assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Ossur hf
    Inventors: David Cormier, Tracy E. Grim, Joseph M. Iglesias, Hugo A. Cobar, Janelle R. Batman, Irving Hu, Wendee Lee, Jacqueline Jones
  • Publication number: 20080250614
    Abstract: A flexible clamp for clamping and spacing solar panel modules, including a captive flange forming a top portion, which includes a top face, a bottom face, a right side, a left side, a front side, a back side, a substantially planar underside to engage the modules upper surface. It also includes a longitudinal axis and an aperture disposed generally along that axis. First, second, and third horizontal members are disposed under the captive flange and include substantially planar surfaces generally parallel to the underside of the captive flange. Each horizontal member includes a right side, a left side, a front side, a back side, a width slightly less than the width of the captive flange, and an aperture coaxial with the aperture in the captive flange. A first vertical member connects the right side of the first horizontal member with the captive flange at a point slight right of the longitudinal axis and left of the right side, thus forming a right overhang for engaging a first solar panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony A. ZANTE
  • Publication number: 20080222857
    Abstract: A lift plate for holding a window pane is disclosed which may include a clamp operable to grasp a window pane with a grasping force responsive to a force of insertion of the window pane into the clamp; and a reinforcement system operable to follow a movement of at least a portion of the clamp and to prevent retraction of the clamp from a grasping position with respect to the window pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Michael Twork, Stephen P. Jones, Lawrence Demeniuk
  • Publication number: 20080209697
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fastening device, comprising a first element (1) which in use is attached to a substrate (2) and a second element (5) which, for the purpose of attaching an object (7) to the substrate, can be engaged to interlock with, while remaining capable of being disengaged from, the first element by means of its projection (4; 4a, 4b) that with a gripping edge (8, 10) grips behind a catching edge (3) of the first element (1). Preferably the first and second elements are mutually engaged such that the one element initially is displaced sideways or must be tilted relative to the other element, whereafter the rigid projection can be removed from the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: George Gustaaf Veldhoen
  • Patent number: 7370449
    Abstract: Mounting devices for firearms and methods of mounting the same are disclosed. An example mounting device for use with a firearm includes a clamping device, with which the mounting device can be optionally clamped to the firearm. The clamping device includes a rigid clamping jaw arrangement, a movable clamping jaw arrangement opposite the rigid clamping jaw arrangement, and a swiveling lever. The swiveling lever is coupled to a spring device that locks the movable clamping jaw arrangement, and the spring device has a first spring arrangement, which loads the swiveling lever in an opening direction over an entire unlocking path, and a second spring arrangement, which applies a much greater spring tension than the first spring arrangement. The second spring arrangement also loads the swiveling lever via a spring travel in the opening direction and minimizes the spring travel to maintain the seat of the mounting device with respect to the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Heckler & Koch GmbH
    Inventor: Rudi Beckmann
  • Publication number: 20080092421
    Abstract: Mounting devices for firearms and methods of mounting the same are disclosed. An example mounting device for use with a firearm includes a clamping device, with which the mounting device can be optionally clamped to the firearm. The clamping device includes a rigid clamping jaw arrangement, a movable clamping jaw arrangement opposite the rigid clamping jaw arrangement, and a swiveling lever. The swiveling lever is coupled to a spring device that locks the movable clamping jaw arrangement, and the spring device has a first spring arrangement, which loads the swiveling lever in an opening direction over an entire unlocking path, and a second spring arrangement, which applies a much greater spring tension than the first spring arrangement. The second spring arrangement also loads the swiveling lever via a spring travel in the opening direction and minimizes the spring travel to maintain the seat of the mounting device with respect to the firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Rudi Beckmann
  • Patent number: 6230426
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a vending machine face having an access panel therein for providing access to a graphics piece in the vending machine face. The access panel is movable from a closed position prohibiting access to the graphics piece, to an open position permitting access to the graphics piece for removal of the graphics piece. The access panel allows a person to change the graphics piece without opening the vending machine door. A locking mechanism is provided for locking the access panel in the closed position. The access panel is openable by using a special key or tool which is different from the key used to open the vending machine door. This allows the vending machine owner to give someone the task of changing the graphics piece without having to worry about the security of the money inside the vault area by giving that person only the special key to the access panel instead of a key to the vending machine door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: The Cola-Cola Company
    Inventors: Bassam Hassan Fakhoury, Crystal Gaye Burdette, Justin L. Westfahl
  • 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: 5692273
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for connecting a window to a window lifter and is distinguished by a simple design, using only a few component parts. In addition, the invention guarantees a simple assembly process. It is characterized in that the gripping jaws can be loaded toward the window by a spring element. According to one preferred variant, the gripping jaws (11, 11a, 11b, 12, 12a, 12b) are connected to an essentially U-shaped spring clasp (2, 2a, 2b). Between at least one gripping jaw (12, 12a, 12b) and one end of the spring clasp (2, 2a, 2b), a tension lever (4, 4a), a tension cam (4b), or the like is disposed, which in its tensed position presses the ends of the spring clasp (2, 2a, 2b) apart and as a result, produces the gripping power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Rodde
  • Patent number: 5454392
    Abstract: A fastener has a head component with a channel in which are engaged bosses of a member to be secured, which bosses cooperatively form a passage for receiving the fastener. A tail component of the fastener is used for threading it through the apertures, and may thereafter be broken away to leave an inobtrusive body component, which may be released by rotating it about its axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Truebro, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Trueb, Thomas W. Trueb
  • Patent number: 5199140
    Abstract: A clip for holding merchandise near the forward end portion of either a single-armed display hanger or a loop-type hanger and for maintaining a predetermined vertically spaced relationship between the hanger and the overlying arm of a label holder. The clip may be adjusted to different vertical positions on the hanger to allow changing of the vertical spacing between the label holder arm and the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley C. Valiulis, Randy D. Long
  • Patent number: 4826056
    Abstract: An article hanger particularly useful for clothing has an elongated, non-circular, beam-like body along which article gripping clamps are slidably mounted for adjustment in spacing. The beam-like body passes through the article receiving chamber formed between the jaws of the clamps. The clamps have spaced strap-like members which extend around and embrace the beam-like body. The face of the body directed into the chamber is exposed between the straps and has an irregular or unsmooth surface against which the article is pressed by the clamps to create a frictional grip resisting creep of the clamp lengthwise of the body. Also the spring clip holding the clamp closed engages the back face of the body to further resist creep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Batts, Inc.
    Inventors: Everett Duester, Russell O. Blanchard
  • Patent number: 4783029
    Abstract: A pipe clamp wherein a C-shaped elastic holder cooperates with a U-shaped confining member to define a space which can receive a pipe with at least some radial play. The end portions of the holder are biased away from each other by an arcuate intermediate portion which extends along an arc of more than 180 degrees, and the end portions of the holder have openings for reception of inwardly bent lugs on the legs of the U-shaped confining member. The end portions are further formed with ramps which guide the lugs toward and into the respective openings when the confining member is in the process of being affixed to the holder. The end portions of the holder move apart as soon as the lugs move into register with the respective openings whereby the lugs are compelled to enter the openings to thereby couple the confining member to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Rasmussen GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Geppert, Kurt Strauss
  • Patent number: 4718151
    Abstract: A retractor apparatus for attachment to a rail of a surgical table includes first, second and third support rods and first, second and third clamps. The first support rod is attached to the rail of the surgical table and permits movement about and along a vertical axis of the first rod. The second rod is attached to an upper section of the first rod with the second clamp. The second clamp permits movement of the second support rod about an axis of the first rod and about an axis of the second support rod and permits pivotal movement of the second rod with respect to the first rod about a pivotal axis of the second clamp. The third clamp clamps the third rod to the second rod and permits movement of the third rod along and about the axis of the second rod and about the axis of the third rod and permits movement about a pivotal axis of the third clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: Minnesota Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. LeVahn, Robert E. Olson
  • 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: 4658100
    Abstract: A trolley wire suspension hanger includes a rod bent to form two loops at opposite ends with a substantially straight portion in between, one loop being to go over the messenger wire and the other for holding a clip. The clip includes a V-shaped member bent from sheet bronze with a C-shaped latch member passing through a T-shaped opening in each leg of the clip. The ends of the clip are bent inwardly toward each other to engage grooves in the trolley wire, whereupon the latch member is rotated to clamp the ends of the clip member in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Harvey Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Vladimir Suris
  • Patent number: 4586221
    Abstract: A clamping device for use in clamping dial indicators and like instruments used in surveying comprises a bifurcated clamping element having a pair of elongate arms defining a central slot. The arms define a pair of circular openings at the base of the slot, a large circular opening midway up the slot, and rebates defining a seat for a dovetail key at the end of the slot. An adjustment screw is provided between the arms for tightening of same. A variety of split sleeve inserts having different internal diameters may be used in the large circular opening for receipt of different size instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Inventor: Chun-San Wu
  • Patent number: 4566157
    Abstract: A U-shaped clip for clothes or the like has a web and two resilient legs between which the clothes or the like can be placed. On at least one leg there is a bevel to facilitate attachment and detachment of a preferably substantially E-shaped locking member which is slidable along the legs for clamping the legs to the clothes or the like. The outer sides of the legs and preferably also the inner sides of the locking member have a friction increasing surface structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Inventor: Sven E. Packendorff
  • Patent number: 4454969
    Abstract: A hanger assembly for hanging clothes is formed by securing a pair of bars together at one end to form a clothes clamp and leaving the clothes clamp open at the other end for the purpose of receiving clothes. The clothes clamp is locked by a slotted, resilient, tubular member which slides into the slotted portion of the clothes clamp and has a hanger diametrically opposed to the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Inventor: John W. Huth