Having Portion Of Cavity Deformed During Mounting Patents (Class 24/679)
  • Patent number: 7222762
    Abstract: A mobile container includes a container, lid, and belt clip. The belt clip is adapted to be coupled to a belt worn by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron M. Rees, Terrance M. Petak, Donald A. Scott, David J. Jochem, Sarah Gilley, Patricia Ann Waynick
  • Patent number: 6571433
    Abstract: A buckle is composed of a buckle body and an insertion body. The buckle includes an engagement and disengagement system in which the insertion body is inserted into the buckle body. An elastic member provided with elasticity, which is made of, for example, natural rubber, synthetic rubber or thermoplastic elastomer, is integrally molded on a pressing surface formed on an operating portion for performing an engagement and disengagement operation of the buckle by bicolor molding means or insert molding means. The pressing surface of the operating portion may be disposed on the buckle body or may be disposed on the insertion body. In either case, it is possible to produce a buckle having a good touch. Consequently, since the operating portion is flexible and soft to the touch, a smooth engagement and disengagement operation of the buckle can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichiro Uehara, Hiroshi Matoba
  • Patent number: 6336261
    Abstract: A seatbelt system includes a buckle stay. The buckle stay is provided with an anchor for being fixedly fastened on a vehicle body and also with a buckle stay member fixed at an end thereof on the anchor and connected at an opposite end thereof with a buckle base of the seatbelt system. The buckle stay member is branched into a plurality of end portions on a side of its one end where the buckle stay member is fixed on the anchor. The branched end portions are fixedly secured in the anchor portions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6163934
    Abstract: A multi-purpose paper clip formed of a strand of flat cross section of a resilient material has a first loop portion and a second loop portion that are joined by mutually crossing portions, the first loop portion and second loop portion being of the same hand relative to either crossing portion and being spaced apart in opposed relation so as to form bights facing the crossing portions and each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Damaso Crespo Fuster
  • Patent number: 6122806
    Abstract: A seat covering tensioning clip for use to bridge a trimming wire provided on a seat covering and a spring supporting a seat pad or an insert wire embedded in the seat pad to thereby tension the seat covering, comprises an annular base, and a pair of J-shaped arms extending from the annular base in a nearly same direction, and each having a straight portion and an inwardly bent portion, the bent portions facing each other; the clip being adapted to receive each of the first and second object wires from between the bent portions thereof, thereafter the first object wire being securely retained in the annular base while the second object wire is securely caught between the bent portions superposed on each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: TS TECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Umezawa, Eiji Toba
  • Patent number: 6018849
    Abstract: The subject invention is an improved paper clip member that comprises a back member having at least two edges that are disposed at substantially a right angle to one another, said back member having an extension member extending from a portion thereof that is structured to be the upper member that is placed in a clasping manner over the front or upper surface of the grouped papers with the back member placed against the back surface of the grouped papers, with the two perpendicular edges adapted to brace the adjoining perpendicular side edges of the grouped papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Inventor: George R. Royer
  • Patent number: 6018850
    Abstract: A clip for paper sheets is proposed, which is injection moulded in one piece from plastic. The clip is cross-sectionally U-shaped, the two legs interconnected by a web being flat and their flat sides face one another. In the gap formed in this way between the two legs is placed a clamping leg, which is connected in one piece to the inside of one leg and from there is inclined in the direction of the other leg and in the direction of the web. The paper sheets are slid into the gap, it being possible for the clamping leg to deform, whilst making difficult a drawing out of the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Inventor: Kurt Lorber
  • Patent number: 5992887
    Abstract: A book or other document clasping and page marking device (20) is formed as a generally U-shaped clip for passing around and clamping the edges of a set of pages and/or the cover of a book (10). The device consists of a generally U-shaped member of resilient material such as transparent molded plastic material having opposing arms (21, 24) which are normally flat in cross section and flat or curved in longitudinal section. One or both of the inside parts of the opposing arms, away from their junction, has a page-gripping surface which is serrated, grooved, roughened or otherwise treated or coated to lightly but firmly grip the device against a page when the device is clipped on a book, facilitating insertion of a page. The device (20) can be inserted into a selected position of a book edge wherein the joining part of the U and the adjacent parts of the arms of the device can protrude by a desired amount to provide a counter-balancing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: William L. Maruchi
  • Patent number: 5933929
    Abstract: A snap button for attachment to a cloth is composed of male and female buttons engageable with each other. Each of the male and female buttons includes a face plate centrally from which a smashable shank projects, a snap body, and a resilient plate. The snap body has a respective one of concave socket and plug portions in which an axial shank-insertion hole, and a peripheral flange extending from a base portion of the plug and socket portions off an inner open end thereof. The resilient plate is adapted to be pierced by the shank so as to clamp the cloth between the face plate and the resilient plate. As a result, the cloth is held not only between the resilient plate and the shank but also between the shank and the snap body, and this clamp structure prevents the cloth from being removed off the each of the male and female buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Katsunori Kawakami, Hirokazu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5910351
    Abstract: A multi-purpose hook for a message board having an edge along its front surface, the hook including a substantially flat extension member having first and second ends, a retaining grip extending from the first end, and a curved hook extending from the second end. The hook generally curves in a plane oriented substantially perpendicular to a plane defined by the extension member, thereby preferably defining a portion of a cylinder, preferably defining a substantially half-cylindrical cross-sectional shape. The retaining grip includes a substantially flat portion extending between front and rear portions of the retaining grip, and preferably extends substantially perpendicularly from the first end of the extension member. The retaining grip is attachable to an edge of a fixed member, such as a frame of a message board, the retaining grip including a tip extension and a lip on the front and rear portions, respectively, for engaging similarly shaped front and rear channels in the edge of the fixed member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Boone International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley C. Davis, Michael K. Boone
  • Patent number: 5896624
    Abstract: An improved binder clip comprised of resilient sheet metal pincher substantially triangular in cross section and metallic wire actuating arms which are rotably hinged at pincher grip edges. Pressure applied on the actuating arms urge open the pincher at grip edges while making contact at pivot bars. By providing a pivot point closer to the gripping edges, the pincher requires less pressure to open and consequently less pain and discomfort to the fingertips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Horswell
  • Patent number: 5887900
    Abstract: A retainer clip (1) for holding mementos and keep-sakes, such as greeting cards (7), invitations, ticket stubs, and the like, particularly multi-page ones, within a multi-ringed binder scrapbook (11) so as to typically not damage the memento in any way, while allowing the complete viewing of the memento, including the front and back pages of a multi-page item. The clip has an item clip retainer portion (3), which can be substantially similar to a conventional paper clip, with a binder ring retainer portion (5) attached to the item clip retainer portion, which binder retainer portion secures the clip to at least two of the rings (9) of the multi-ring binder scrapbook. The clip preferably has two, parallel, extended, oval-shaped portions, one longer than the other, with the shorter, ring attachment portion being shorter but having a length to extend across at least two, spaced rings of a multi-ring binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: Rosie L. Raymond
  • Patent number: 5881434
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding articles, such as writing instruments, in cooperation with a surface, such as a book cover, comprising a flat support member, a clamp element and an article retaining portion. The article retaining portion is comprised of a strip of resilient material bent into a serpentine profile and includes in succession along its length a first bend portion transverse to the support member, a proximal bend portion, a first arcuate bend portion, a distal band portion, and a second arcuate bend portion. The first and second arcuate bend portions define article retaining channels and the facing internal surfaces of the proximal and distal bend portions cooperate to form another space for holding articles. An optional bookmarker is suspended from the article retaining portion in an orientation suitable for insertion between the pages of a book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventor: Douglas E. Rigney
  • Patent number: 5870802
    Abstract: An improved paper clip consisting of a wire clip integrally wrapped within a folded semi rigid banding allowing for the display of printed advertising, promotional, marketing, messaging or decorative indicia, in a multitude of shape and size, as suits the material displayed, while being easier to apply, and remove, while providing protection to the papers to which it is attached from crushing and tearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventor: William A. Goldman
  • Patent number: 5829176
    Abstract: A card holder useable, for example, to sit on a table in a restaurant and display the menu, drink lists, advertising, and the like. The holder has a base, an upstanding portion, and a card receiving head portion. An opening permits cards to be inserted or removed, the geometry of the card receiving head portion making it easier to insert cards than to remove them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Albert H. Gruneisen, III
  • Patent number: 5806147
    Abstract: A clip made from a band-like metal plate having spring characteristics, includes: a back portion formed at a center portion of the metal plate in its longitudinal direction so as to have a width in the longitudinal direction corresponding to a maximum clipping thickness of the clip; a pair of abutment portions formed by bending the band-like metal plate in the same direction at longitudinally opposite ends of the back portion so that longitudinal opposite ends of the respective abutment portions form abutting edges which abut against each other for holding edge portions of sheet-like members to be clipped between the abutting edges of the abutment portions; and at least three bent portions for giving an elastic force to the abutment portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Hisao Sato
  • Patent number: 5729870
    Abstract: A detachable fixing is formed from a single length of elongate material bent into first and second loop regions. One or both of the loop regions is formed as an elongate loop having a point of entry which is resiliently biased closed by the nature and formation of the material, and has one end of the elongate material disposed to form an exit from the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Kenneth Sharp
  • Patent number: 5697131
    Abstract: A money clip having greater resilience without yielding by using a thin, stiff material. The clip may have a base and a lever, the lever being connected to the base by a spring, subject to bending deflection in use. The clip provides a reverse bend, or knee between the principal bend at the back of the clip, and a lip at the front of the clip. A long tongue extends as part of a base, extending out from the front of the clip where the lip contacts the tongue along a contact line. Near the back of the clip, the spring is formed as a loop having a diameter greater than the throat formed by the lever and base at their greatest distance from one another. The throat provides greater leverage on money held in the clip than does the lip, but both provide significant force to secure money without yielding the spring or lever, and without allow the money two turn, twist, or slide. A single bill, or fifty bills may be inserted into the clip with a totally elastic response by the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Inventors: Gerald S. Hunt, Albert Sanone
  • Patent number: 5664293
    Abstract: Holder apparatus for releasably supporting an electrically operated device is formed from a bent wire. The apparatus includes three wire segments for selectively clampingly engaging the belt clip of the device. The holder apparatus serves the dual function of supporting the device and acting as a heat sink to dissipate heat from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Inventor: Robin L. Bartoo
  • Patent number: 5655266
    Abstract: A paper clip formed of a single resilient wire that can torsionally grasp a thick sheaf of papers without deforming and can be used either along the straight sides of the paper or at a corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventor: Donald A. Gish
  • Patent number: 5619789
    Abstract: A spring clip in the form of a generally U-shaped clamp, the clamp comprising a pair of holding members for resiliently gripping sheets of paper or the like inserted therebetween. The holding members having forward or leading ends extending outwardly, folded back over themselves with J-shaped hook cross-section, and formed as outer lips portions of clamping jaws with the openings of the J-shaped hooks facing the rear ends of the holding members. The openings of the J-shaped hooks provide access to which leading guides of special opening applicator are engaged to open the normally closed clamping jaws. In contrast to the conventional spring clips of the similar type, the clip disclosed herein has no levers or widthwise, ear-like side projections for opening the clip is thus advantageous over the prior art devices because of its simplicity and ease in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Inventor: Jin W. Chung
  • Patent number: 5606777
    Abstract: A clip made of a springy plate by stamping for fastening sheets of paper together, having a bottom wall, a top wall obliquely suspended above the bottom wall, and an upright stop wall connected between the bottom wall and the top wall, wherein the bottom wall has a front end terminating in a downwardly sloping paper guide and the top wall has a longitudinal reinforcing rib in the middle and a front end terminating in an upwardly sloping paper guide, and defines two side openings above the bottom wall for access by the fingers of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Inventor: Chaio-Lan Lu
  • Patent number: 5555606
    Abstract: A paper fastener for holding one or more sheets of paper without penetrating or damaging the paper comprises a generally channel-sectioned component having a base and opposed upper and lower arms between which the paper is received. The lower arm forms a support surface for the paper while the upper arm serves as or is provided with a gripping member to engage paper received between the arms and to bias the paper against the lower arm. At one end of the fastener the arms diverge away from each other to define an open mouth which facilitates the introduction of paper into the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Hi-Tech Industries Limited
    Inventor: Cornel Chu
  • Patent number: 5553363
    Abstract: A pin for securing objects together by piercing or frictional engagement. The inventive device includes a safety pin having an end cap and a pivoting member releasable therefrom which can be piercingly engaged to an object. A paper clip extends from the end cap and cooperates with the safety pin so as to frictionally engage and retain planar objects therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Inventor: Kelvin K. Chen
  • Patent number: 5546638
    Abstract: A clamp, particularly suitable for tidily restraining a set of sheets, documents and the like, appropriately grouped together in a form suitable for easy consultation thereof, preventing individual sheets from falling out or becoming lost. The clamp includes two clamping jaws longitudinally extending and provided on one side with opposite clamping edges for gripping the set of sheets to be clamped; the two jaws are hinged at one of their ends and are provided with a snap-engaging device which can be manually disengaged to allow the insertion or removal of the sheets. The clamp is particularly suitable for gripping a set of individual paper sheets, magazines, newspapers or for other similar applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: I.M.L. Industria Meccanica Lombarda S.R.L.
    Inventor: Michelangelo Chiodaroli
  • Patent number: 5535486
    Abstract: This invention is about a spring-wire paper clip formed in a single plane without any overlapping of its parts, with a stronger hold because of the unique configuration of its inner frame whose left leg, instead of moving straight downward curves inward to the right, diagonally, where it joins the right leg of the outward frame, both moving straight down parallel and close to each other in forming a stronger gripping engagement on papers. This unique inner frame also makes possible a novel positioning of the inner frame's end portion underneath and hooded by its own uppermost loop, which together with the outer frame's end portion positioned close to the very top of the clip, practically eliminates any damage to paper held.The unique inner frame also makes it possible for manufacturers to select the strength of the clip's hold, without having to radically change its configuration, to use less wire, and to make slimmer or smaller clips which occupy less space at the left corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Inventor: Camilo P. Cabili
  • Patent number: 5533236
    Abstract: A paper holder has a pincher made of a metal plate bent to have a triangular cross-section, and two press handles made of a metal wire bent to have a triangular portion and a nearly circular portion. The pincher has two ends in close contact and formed with two elastic semicircular hinge hooks and another semicircular hook between the two hooks for a bottom side of each press handle to be pushed therein with the triangular portion of each press handle to rest thereon. Then the two press handles can be pressed down to let the bottom sides of the pincher to open for papers to be inserted and pinched therein after the press handles are released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Chun-Hsiung Hsu
    Inventor: Liang-Chuan Tseng
  • Patent number: 5533782
    Abstract: A device for displaying and retaining informational literature and advertising material on the armrest of a stadium or theatre seat. The device includes a resilient flap under which the advertisements or materials are placed. The device may also include a cup-holder and display surfaces for advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Mark L. Goldman
  • Patent number: 5519976
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a levelling clip for use during the installation of suspended ceiling systems. The levelling clip includes a base portion, rear retention means and front retention means for attaching the clip in sliding engagement to the wall angle moulding. The clip of the present invention provides a faster and easier means of installing a suspended ceiling system including levelling and squaring the pattern of main grid members and cross members of a suspended ceiling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: CGC Interiors A Division of CGC, Inc.
    Inventor: Graeme Gee
  • Patent number: 5516114
    Abstract: A game board and plurality of game pieces, are provided, called "jumpertop clipper disks". A jumpertop clipper disk is fun because it may be jump-flighted by flexing it between thumb and forefinger, aiming, and quick-releasing, so that it will jump forth as an aimed, self propelled projectile, toward positively scored targets and negatively scored hazards. This requires skill in aiming and quick-releasing to hit targets and avoid hazards. Clipper disks may be decorated with indicia and logo. They may be clipped onto clothes, hair, school books, and personal effects as decorations. They may be linked, one to another, to form a chain of identifiable, collectible disks, for team identity. Score is kept for each jump-flight. The highest net score for player or for team, is the winner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Lulirama, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Michlin, Mark A. Celeste, Mark Domiteaux
  • Patent number: 5511661
    Abstract: For mounting in a notebook having outer covers and a spine, a sheet of clips comprises: a frame having inner and outer side rims, top and bottom cross rims, and optionally at least a rib connected between a pair of the rims; a set of paper clips integrally connected to the frame via the rims and the rib; each of the clips including an outer retainer, an inner retainer and a yoke connecting the outer retainer and the inner retainer; a rupturable junction extending between the frame and the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Clix Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Karlis, Gordon A. Vinther
  • Patent number: 5495644
    Abstract: A combination ornamental and gripping device (30), designed especially to allow a novel and improved method for securely holding a flat object (10) such as a gift card or the like to a gift package (20) while providing ornamentation for the gift package (20). The gripping device (30) is preferably a single piece of molded or extruded resilient plastic material and is essentially U-shaped with two side members (32 and 34) that are of similar size and shape and that are essentially planar. The outside face of the ornamental side member (32) typically has a multi-colored design and/or message bonded to it as an ornamental member (46), or integrally molded with it, or printed on it. The outside face of the attaching side member (34) has applied to it an adhesive layer (38) with a peelable, protective liner (40), and is used to attach the gripping device (30) to the gift package (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventors: James A. Mesher, Ofra R. Haviv-Levy
  • Patent number: 5481784
    Abstract: An improved clip apparatus having an associated attachment member for assisting in the maintenance of the clip apparatus in useful gripping contact with one or more items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Edwin S. Sinaiko
  • Patent number: 5432982
    Abstract: A clip for retaining together sheets of paper or other materials comprising a single thin strip of resilient sheet-like material bent upon itself to define an end fold and first and second holding legs each having first and second upper ends respectively interconnected at said end fold, said first and second holding legs each having first and second lower ends respectively opposite said end fold and said lower ends intersecting at an angle with respect to each other so as to define a reverse V-shaped push-on space and wherein at the position where the two push-on edges cross each other a space is created between the legs as a result of the fact that at least one of the clamping legs is provided with a non-angular depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Multibridge B.V.
    Inventor: Johanna L. M. Van Ardenne-Van Rhijn
  • Patent number: 5419018
    Abstract: A sheet-like, integral plastic accessory for a notebook is disclosed featuring at least one paper clip sheet. Each paper clip sheet is formed with a frame as defined by a pair of parallel spaced rims and a pair of outer cross rims. A plurality of ribs extend between the parallel spaced rims in parallel spaced relation to one another. A plurality of paper clip configurations extend from the rims and the ribs. Each paper clip configuration is formed with inner and outer elongated bands joined at one end at a nexus. A pair of curved segments define the nexus at one side thereof, with a constricted portion defining the same at an opposed side. Preferably, a pair of shoulders straddle the constricted portion and a burr connects the constricted portion of the paper clip configuration to the rims and the ribs. Preferably, the nexus is wider and stronger adjacent the curved segments than at the constricted portion, allowing the inner band to bend thereat with respect to the outer band without fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Clix Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Karlis, Linda M. Gauger, Richard J. Keohan
  • Patent number: 5406680
    Abstract: A family of improved paper clips and a process for their formation is disclosed which comprises a central bridge leg joining two overlapping and contacting gripping jaws. Each gripping jaw lies in its own plane and controlled torsional forces in the legs comprising the jaws provide for independently controlled gripping forces at multiple tangential contact points. The controlled gripping forces and two layer planar shape result from a substantially elastic transformation from a preceding stepped helix wire form. The advantages include a firm grip on thin or thick packets, the ability to stay flat on thick packets of material, resistance to distortion, special features to aide application to thin or thick packets of material, and modest size facilitating its general purpose use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Inventor: Morton Silverberg
  • Patent number: 5404622
    Abstract: A corner clip for clipping a plurality of sheets of documents or the like at their corner part without piercing the documents or the like, is made from a strip of bendable metallic material with a predetermined width, has an approximately trapezoidal substrate part and a pair of leg parts which are bent at approximate right angles from a pair of mutually slanted edge parts of this substrate part. In case after these leg parts are applied to outer edges of the corner part of the documents when the documents are to be bound, the leg parts are bent toward back side so that the substrate part of the corner clip presses the uppermost document from its surface side and the pair of legs press the lowermost document from its back surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventor: Hisao Sato
  • Patent number: 5398384
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel and unique paper clip with writing surfaces on the front and back surfaces of the paper clip for writing notes. It has a flat body surrounded by an integrally connected frame which can be bent in a general arc for holding at least two papers between the flat body and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Inventor: Ernest W. Rinard
  • Patent number: 5357653
    Abstract: Clip for holding and/or keeping together sheets of paper or other materials, comprising two holding elements lying essentially in parallel planes and springing relative to each other, and of which the two end edges run parallel at a distance from each other or at an angle relative to each other, and form push-on edges when in use. According to the invention, the two holding elements are in the form of holding legs (1, 2) of sheet-type material, and one (2) of said holding legs is bent in such a way that a part (4, 6) adjacent to the connecting line (3) with the other leg (1) lies at a distance from said other leg, and a second part (8), essentially ending at the push-on edge (13), lies with at least a part of its inside essentially flat and resiliently against the inside of a part (9) of the other holding leg (1). The clip can also be placed on other objects of different types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: Multibridge B.V.
    Inventor: Johanna L. M. van Ardenne
  • Patent number: 5329672
    Abstract: Improved paper clip is formed from a single piece of spring-quality metal wire to have an elongated U-shaped inner loop nested within an elongated U-shaped outer loop. Each loop includes a free leg and a connector leg; the longitudinally-extending leg portions of the free leg and connector leg of each respective loop are of substantially the same length. The U-shaped loops are joined together by an arcuately-curved interconnector extending between the connector leg of each loop. Distal ends of the free leg of each loop are located contiguous to such arcuately-curved interconnector which defines one longitudinal end of the paper clip; with such new configurational and other features, damage to outer surfaces of stacked paper by such distal ends is avoided and clasping force is applied along substantially the full length of such free legs during use of the improved clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventors: Linda A. Froehlich, Richard D. Froehlich
  • Patent number: 5328144
    Abstract: Tamper-proof ticket holder comprising two opposing fingers, both having the width of a ticket, the distance between the fingers being sufficient to allow depression of the fingers for insertion of the ticket; the fingers being sufficiently flexible to hold the ticket securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Donovan Associates Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Donovan
  • Patent number: 5319835
    Abstract: A crossed type double-clamp clip made by bending an iron wire into shape, having two clamping portions symmetrically disposed below a middle bend thereof and crossed over each other, each clamping portion being made in the configuration of an open loop, whereby the relative positions of the two clamping portions are adjusted according to the thickness of the stack of paper onto which the two clamping portions are clamped on one side and the middle bend is clamped on an opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Inventor: Chung L. Chao
  • Patent number: 5309605
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spring clip formed by bending a single sheet of elastic metal plate which comprises: a base portion having an opening formed in a central portion thereof; a rising-up portion raised up substantially vertically from the base portion; and a grasping portion bent at an acute angle from the rising-up portion toward the base portion so as to cooperate with the base portion to grasp sheets of paper or the like between the grasping portion and the base portion, the grasping portion including a contact portion formed at a portion facing at least an outer circumferential portion of the opening of the base portion for contacting with the sheets of paper or the like, and a lead-in portion extended from the contact portion to a top end portion and bent so as to come away from the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Inventor: Hisao Sato
  • Patent number: 5309181
    Abstract: A pressing clip for pressing a flexible member against a circuit board is provided which comprises a web portion, a presser portion extending from the web portion, the presser portion being elastically deformable for pressing engagement with the flexible member on a side thereof away from the circuit board, and an anchoring portion also extending from the web portion on a side of the circuit board away from the flexible member. The web portion is formed with an access opening through which the flexible member extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shgeo Ota, Yasushi Ema
  • Patent number: 5272792
    Abstract: A paper clip to secure a plurality of sheets of paper which are located in juxtaposition. The paper clip includes a rigid sheet material metallic body which is bendable and when bent remains in the bent position. The body is to be bent into a pair of wings of substantially equal size that are to be located against the back side of the sheets of paper with the sheets of paper being bound between the wings and the front of the body. These wings are to be bent over toward the front clamping the sheets of paper between the wings and the front. The body includes a plurality of ridges for tightly pressing the sheets of paper facilitating securement. The body can be manufactured in any one of variety of colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Inventor: Matthew C. Harper
  • Patent number: 5214825
    Abstract: An Improved Clip with multiple panels that enables user to secure multiple groupings of gathered papers or the like without wrinkling or cramping. Also, this clip is able to accommodate thin or thick insertions or both simultaneously. The clip having a vertically raised neck(s) and having centrally located stopping elements to prevent the clip from wandering. The outermost panel is larger than the middle panel and the middle panel is larger than the center panel. The front of the center and middle panels are slanted toward the front. The clip also has a rear solid portion having a back edge adapted to be pushed down by fingers. The clip will allow insertion of a single of paper or a stack of papers. The clip is made of one piece by plastic by injection molding and stamped metal sheet, or single wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Inventor: Suzy C. Hirzel
  • Patent number: 5179765
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment a plastic paper clip having a generally flat, horizontal, relatively rigid, base gripping member having an opening defined therein and a generally flat, generally horizontal, relatively rigid, upper gripping member fitable within said opening, the proximal end of said upper gripping member being attached to said lower gripping member by a vertical joining member such that said proximal end of said upper gripping member and said lower gripping member are spaced apart at the throat formed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Inventor: Carl B. Sungberg
  • Patent number: 5170535
    Abstract: An improved paper clip is provided with an extra loop of wire so that the clip can be used from either end to attach papers together. Modifications include providing the clip with serrated gripping edges, bend points and adhesively attachable labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventor: Billie E. Strong
  • Patent number: 5165722
    Abstract: A book leaf holder maintains a book in an opened position with the pages held firmly down. In a preferred form the holder comprises a single piece of wire having a curving back portion and bends at each end forming arms which extend over the opened pages and a clip-like end which maintains the arms in position. The wire device acts somewhat in the manner of a large paper clip, having an undeformed position which is essentially planar and tending to return to the planar condition when in use, tending to urge the book toward being flat. The center curving section of the device bears against the center binding behind the opened book, and in the usual manner of use the arm on each side clips over and holds down an opened page. The end finger or clip beyond the arm is inserted under a sheaf of pages, e.g. 30 or 50 pages below the opened page. The book holder clip stores flatly and is useful as a bookmark when the book is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Inventor: Harold L. Wong
  • Patent number: 5165723
    Abstract: A book holder of a simply connected wire construction having two wire elements, each of which having a base portion. The base portions are mutually separated a relatively small predetermined distance. At either side of the base portion of each wire element, the wire elements conjoin so as to form U-shaped ends. The U-shaped ends are dimensioned so as to provide a V-shaped overhang for trapping the pages of a book between the overhangs and the respective adjacent base portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Inventor: Ronnie Evans