Abstract: A trim-cover fastener is provided to couple a trim cover to a seat pan to form a seat bottom or a seat back of a passenger seat. Trim-cover fastener includes one piece coupled to the trim cover and another piece coupled to the seat pan.
Abstract: A retaining device for retaining a shower caddy or other item on a shower arm or other elongated member includes a clip structure for partially surrounding the shower arm or elongated member and having retaining arms extending therefrom and a plastic sleeve structure having receptacles for receiving the retaining arms to hold the sleeve structure on the clip structure, and a shower-arm engaging portion or elongated member engaging portion for engaging the shower arm or elongated member to render the shower caddy or other item immobile on the shower arm or elongated member.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a clamping device which can resiliency clamp an item. The claming device comprises a W-shaped metallic member to impart resilience for clamping an item, and a casing member having the metallic member embedded therein. The casing member is formed of a polymeric material through injection-molding to prevent corrosion of the metallic member while enhancing an appearance of the clamping device. A mold for the clamping device, and a method for manufacturing the same are also disclosed. Since the metallic member for imparting resilience is embedded in the casing member, the clamping device can be easily manufactured as a single component, remarkably reducing manufacturing costs. Additionally, the metallic member is prevented from being corroded, whereby the clamping device has a remarkably enhanced endurance as well as a compact structure and a high quality.
Abstract: A clip apparatus comprising a pair of opposing clip members, an attachment assembly and a biasing member. Each clip member includes an outer surface and an inner surface, a proximal end and a distal end, and side edges extending substantially from the proximal end to the distal end. The attachment assembly is capable of attaching the pair of opposing clip members between the proximal and distal ends thereof, to facilitate pivoting thereabout. The biasing member comprises a central region, a pair of opposing leg regions extending away from the central region, and an attachment assembly capable of pivotably attaching the opposing end regions to opposing clip members substantially about the proximal end thereof. Upon assembly of the clip apparatus, the biasing member substantially biases against the proximal ends of the respective clip members, to, in turn, force the distal ends of the respective clip members into abutment.
Abstract: A test tube retention system for facilitating an efficient and sterile lumbar puncture procedure. The test tube retention system includes a retainer structure having a first clip member, a second clip member, a third clip member and a fourth clip member connected to one another in a straight manner. Each clip member has a front opening formed for receiving and releasing a test tube. A plurality of upper cross members 50 and a plurality of lower cross members preferably extending between each of the clip members. A flange member preferably extends about the outer portion of the clip members for increasing the rigidity of the clip members with respect to one another. The flange member includes four front angled openings that correspond to each of the front openings within the clip members. The clip members preferably each have a tubular structure formed for snugly receiving the test tubes in a parallel manner to one another.
September 24, 2001
Date of Patent:
April 8, 2003
Christopher J. Finley, Armida E. Nunez-Finley
Abstract: A towel retainer headrest device (10) comprising a structure (12) for supporting a head/neck of a person. A facility (14) is for securing in a removable manner the supporting structure (12) to a top tubular frame portion (16) of a lawn/beach chair (18), while holding a draped towel (20) in place on the lawn/beach chair (18). When the person sits on the towel (20) on the lawn/beach chair (18), the head/neck of the person can rest comfortably on the supporting structure (12).
Abstract: A device adapted for holding an object comprising, in combination, an exterior component shaped in an inverted generally U-shaped cross-sectional configuration, the exterior component having a resilient upper portion and a lower portion formed of legs and terminating in parallel lines, the legs being movable, upon the application of pressure, to a holding orientation with the parallel lines spaced a distance to preclude the passage of a minnow therethrough, upon the release of the pressure, the legs move to a release orientation with the parallel lines spaced a distance to allow the passage of an object therethrough. A resilient interior component with an upper end adjacent to the upper portion and a lower end adjacent to a location above the parallel lines for thereby assisting in the return of the parallel lines to the release orientation after grasping an object in the space between the short legs and the lower end of the interior component.
Abstract: A bag clip for tightly sealing plastic bags. The bag clip comprises two limbs (1, 2) hinged together at respective one ends thereof and intended to receive therebetween that portion of the bag where a seal is to be effected when the limbs are moved towards one another with the bag portion therebetween, wherewith the other ends of the limbs have arranged thereon a manually openable snap-lock arrangement (8-11, 13, 14) which closes automatically when the limbs are brought together to a sufficient extent. Each of the mutually facing surfaces of the limbs (1, 2) has arranged thereon an opposing channel, the one channel (4) being wider than the other channel (20), with upstanding free channel walls.
Abstract: An X-ray transparent and biological inert medical clip for treating aneurisms and the like and process for producing same wherein a graphite reinforced composite film 15, 16, 20 and 21 (FIGS. 1a-1d) is molded into a unitary structure having a pair of "hourglass" like cavities 30, 31 (FIG. 2) hinged together (33) with a pair of jaws 27 and 28 for grasping the aneurism extending from the wall of one cavity and a silicone rubber pellet 35 (FIG. 3) disposed in the other cavity to exert a spring force through the hinge area 33 to normally bias the jaws into contact with each other.
May 15, 1981
Date of Patent:
November 22, 1983
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration