Clasp (e.g., Spring Type) Patents (Class 24/587.1)
  • Patent number: 8584361
    Abstract: A body jewelry applicator includes a gripping member adapted to receive and retain the backing of a piece of body jewelry within a hole or opening. The gripping member may be made of a foam and have one or more holes in the ends thereof for receiving the backing. The body jewelry applicator may also include a body or handle to which the gripping member is secured. A release rod may be slidably positioned within the body and movable between a first position and a second position, movement of the release rod from the first position to the second position causing the release rod to engage and expel the backing from the gripping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Garrick P. McFerren
  • Patent number: 7377128
    Abstract: A clasp for an ornamental material, such as knitwear, has two portions. One end of a clasp portion serves as a mating face, while the other end of a clasp portion has an aperture. The mating faces have complementary registration structures, such as a bump and well, peg and hole, and so on. The apertures receive and conceal the ends of the ornamental material. Thus, a wearable item, such as a necklace, belt, anklet, shawl, sweater, shrug, cape or bracelet, and so on, can be readily formed from knitwear or other ornamental material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Barbara Zucker-Pinchoff
  • Patent number: 6859982
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector for releasable joining of two ends of material. The invention involves two generally symmetrical connector halves which engage with one another to maintain a connection capable of resisting opposing tension forces. A spring-force ball and socket arrangement is incorporated in each body half to maintain a secure connection. Rotatable interlocking tongue-and-groove structures provide ease of use and effective resistance to tension forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Mario R. Carrillo
  • Patent number: 6575625
    Abstract: A plastic bag comprises opposing body panels fixedly connected to each other along a pair of sides and a bottom bridging the pair of sides. A reclosable zipper extending along a mouth portion formed opposite the sealed bottom of the plastic bag. The zipper is preferably free of graspable upper pull flanges in order to best accommodate a slider and inhibit operation of the zipper without the slider. The slider is mounted to the zipper for movement between a closed position and an open position. The zipper is closed while the slider is in the closed position. The zipper is opened in response to movement of the slider to the open position. To inhibit tampering with the contents of the bag, the bag includes a tamper-evident feature. In one set of embodiments, the tamper-evident feature initially maintains the slider in the closed position and allows the slider to move away from the closed position toward the open position in response to removing or breaking the tamper-evident feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventors: Craig E. Cappel, Michael W. McManus
  • Patent number: 6564432
    Abstract: A holder for personal articles such as eyeglasses and sunglasses and the like includes: (i) a clamping body with a transparent window for displaying provided inserts, and (ii) a clip portion attached to the clamping body for attaching the holder to clothing, accessories, automobile visors and other areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Gerald Kushner