Clamped To Mounting Surface By Resilient Clip Patents (Class 248/229.16)
  • Patent number: 10414610
    Abstract: A tape holder allows a person to hold and dispense masking tape easily when preparing for painting or performing other tape related activities. The tape holder may include a first portion that is capable of sliding into or out of a person's pants pocket while a second portion extends out of the pocket and holds one or more rolls of tape. Embodiments of the tape holder are economically made from a single length of bent rod. The tape holder allows the user to easily and quickly remove and replace a roll of masking tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Bruce Fogle
  • Patent number: 10413118
    Abstract: A lid holding device of the present invention provides distinct benefits over conventional problems to solve the issue of stationing the covers of cooking containers, including one-hand operation, universal fit with pots and pans, ideal drainage of condensation and increased cleanliness by virtue of a vertical resting position, enhanced safety around high-temperature stoves, pots, racks and lids, optimal space utilization, removal of the need for hot plates and pads and trivets, and comfortable and ergonomic ease of use. The device may include various portions in the form of an attaching member, a protruding member, a hook member and a handle member in coupled configuration to each other to solve such conventional problems. The device may be a unitary or multi-part and can withstand high temperature in and around the kitchens. The device is sturdy and includes compact design, allowing convenient storage in typical drawers, utensil holders or hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Mark T. Camden
  • Patent number: 10180242
    Abstract: A clip for holding decorative lights has an arm with a hook at one end, a leg and middle portion between the arm and the leg. The hook and leg together define a space between them in which will receive a roofing shingle or a portion of a gutter. A second hook may be attached to the middle portion and sized to receive a rope light. There may also be a light holding portion attached by a hinge to the corner formed where he arm meets the middle portion. There is a first locking tab attached to the arm and a second locking tab is attached to the middle portion. A first retainer tab and a second retainer tab on opposite sides of the light holding portion are configured and positioned to engage one of the pair of locking tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Robert G. Schreiber, William E. Adams, IV
  • Patent number: 10098320
    Abstract: A pet dish assembly, including a base, a vertical support member extending upwardly from the base, at least one ladle slidingly secured to a top surface of the vertical support member, the ladle comprising an arcuate handle at a first end and a bowl at a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher McKiness
  • Patent number: 10088095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure of positioning and fastening, particularly to a fast mounting and positioning fastener, including a supporting part located below the clamped object and an upper compressing part located above the clamped object. The supporting part is made by bending metal wire and forming into a shape of plane. One end of the metal wire extends freely to form a first free end, and the other end is a connecting end. The upper compressing part is formed by bending the metal wire as well. The upper compressing part includes a middle part connecting with the connecting end. The middle part extends from the connecting end to a position close to a center of the supporting part. The middle part and the supporting part is located in a same plane and the upper position of the middle part connects with a handheld part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Minghao Guan
  • Patent number: 9668617
    Abstract: Means attachable to any serving vessel, such as a pan, chafing dish or the like for holding utensils adjacent the particular serving vessel to keep the utensils immediately and safely available for use, while discouraging the utensils from one serving vessel from being used to serve food from a different serving vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Darrell Barnes
  • Patent number: 9411117
    Abstract: A cable management device and assembly includes an electrical structure having plurality of connectors for receiving connectors of a plurality of cables. A fixed support bar is spaced from and aligned with the connectors. A plurality of cable retainer members are coupled to the support bar for managing and aligning the bundle of cables coupled to the connectors. The cable retainers have a first open recess at a first end with a central axis extending in first direction, and a second open recess at a second end with a central axis extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first central axis. The first open recess mates with the support bar to slide along the length of the bar and rotate or pivot around the bar to orient the cables in a selected position and pattern. The second open recess has a dimension for coupling with the respective cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John P. Goodsell, Douglas P. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9010696
    Abstract: A support assembly connected with a stud for securing and guiding conduit and/or cable is provided. The support assembly includes, but is not limited to, a securing arm for securing and guiding the conduit and/or cable and an engaging tab coupled with an end of the securing arm. The engaging tab includes a first engagement member facing a second engagement member, a side engagement member connecting the first and second engagement members together, and a first compressible member extending in a first direction D1 either from the first engagement member towards the second engagement member or from the second engagement member towards the first engagement member. The first compressible member is compressible in a second direction D2 opposite that of the first direction D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Asim Siddiqui, Anthony Caringella, Tom Colangelo, Justin McMath
  • Patent number: 8960621
    Abstract: A slide lock to releasably secure a roller blind fascia to the end plate of a roller blind. The slide lock comprises a lock body slidably received along an interior surface of the fascia. The lock body has an engaged position, where the lock releasably secures the fascia to the roller blind end plate, and has a disengaged position, where the lock releases the fascia from the end plate to permit the fascia to be removed therefrom. The lock body includes a flexibly resilient leg member that releasably engages between the fascia and the roller blind end plate. The leg member includes a deflection zone such that when the leg member engages between the fascia and the roller blind end plate at least a portion of the leg member is compressed or deflected about the deflection zone to releasably secure the lock body between the roller blind end plate and the fascia, thereby releasably securing the fascia to the end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ZMC Metal Coating Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Wills
  • Patent number: 8936224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting system, in particular for solar modules (1), consisting of supports (2) with a closed hollow box profile (3), with connectors (4) for solar module fastening means, and connectors (5) for roof fastening means. At least the connectors (4) for the solar module fastening means are formed from longitudinal groove pairs—or longitudinal flange pairs in or on the hollow box profile (3) that are arranged at a distance from each other. The fastening means for the solar module (1) or solar modules (1) in the area of the support consist of a clamping piece with a shaped part (8), with each shaped part (8) having at least two webs (9.1, 9.2), arranged opposite each other on the shaped part (8) whereby at least one positive click connection with one of the groove pair—or flange pairs can be made by means of the ends remote from the shaped part (8), and the shaped part (8) has at least one bore hole (11) for the insertion of a fastening bolt (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sapa Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Bartelt-Muszynski, Gido Genschorek
  • Publication number: 20140252187
    Abstract: A system for mounting one article to another article incorporates a clamp having a base configured to interlock with a Picatinny-type rail. In one form, the clamp has a quick-connect device serving as a platform for quickly attaching different articles to the clamp, and in another form a coupler joins two clamps that are attachable to respective different rails. The clamp preferably is spring biased to one position and manually operated to a second position to facilitate application to and removal from the rail. The invention thus provides an easily customizable equipment rack that can be mounted to almost any surface, allowing it to be extremely versatile. For example, it could be used to mount a shelf to a wall surface, or for supporting tools, weapons, and other articles on various structures, or for mounting accessories to a weapon or to other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Cody Petrovic
  • Patent number: 8800941
    Abstract: A utility clip is disclosed wherein the clip can hold a variety of tools and can be used commercially or in the home. The clip comprises a first and second clamping member, with each clamping member having alligator teeth positioned facing each at the inner distal end of the members, with at least one and possibly two useful tools positioned at the proximal end of each of the clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Unique Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kahn
  • Patent number: 8777170
    Abstract: Display article support systems and methods of using, interchangeable support clips, support elements and display boards for support of display articles such as dolls for display, transport and/or play are disclosed. A kit includes a variety of the interchangeable support clips and support elements included in a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Lenmark Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard M. Gilbert, Mark A. Presser
  • Patent number: 8770526
    Abstract: An electrical box support assembly for mounting an electrical box between a pair of studs is provided. The electrical box support assembly includes, but is not limited to, a pair of telescoping overlapping struts and a pair of engaging tabs detachably coupled with each end of the pair of telescoping overlapping struts. Each strut has a face to which the electrical box may be secured. Each of the pair of engaging tabs includes a first engagement member for primarily engaging a closed face of one of the studs and a side engagement member connected generally perpendicular with the first engagement member. Each end of the pair of telescoping overlapping struts may be detachably coupled at one of two positions on each engaging tab in order to accommodate electrical boxes of varying depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Asim Siddiqui, Anthony Caringella, Tom Colangelo
  • Patent number: 8651443
    Abstract: A device for clamping a scale to an attachment face of a support, the device including a securing element and a clamping element that is secured to a support by the securing element. The clamping element includes a first spring element that is resilient in a first direction toward an attachment face of the support, wherein the first spring element introduces a first clamping force on a scale in a direction of the attachment face. The clamping element further includes a second spring element that is resilient in a second direction that extends perpendicular to the first direction and wherein the second spring element introduces a second clamping force onto the scale in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Mayer
  • Publication number: 20130206937
    Abstract: A holding device for a fuel injector has a mounting device to accommodate the fuel injector, and a fixing device which has a first part and a second part, which are supported in a guidance in a displaceable manner with respect to the mounting device. The second part is fixable on the guidance and between the first part and the second part of the fixing device an elastic element is situated in such a way that it is in a position to press the first part of the fixing device against a fuel injector situated in the mounting device, in order to fix it in the holding device. Also described is a clamping device for fuel injectors having at least one holding device, which is fastened elastically to the clamping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Sven Kordass, Joerg Staib, Reinhard Hoss, Neela Lohith Paruchuri
  • Publication number: 20130135825
    Abstract: An exemplary fixing device is for mounting a heat conduction plate to two electronic components. The fixing device includes a first mounting clip and a second mounting clip connected to the first mounting clip through arms. The first mounting clip includes a pressing plate pressing a first contacting portion of the heat conduction plate against one electronic component. The second mounting clip includes two pressing tabs pressing a second contacting portion of the heat conduction plate against the other electronic component. The pressing plate and the two pressing tabs are made of a single monolithic piece of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIN-HSIEN CHEN
  • Patent number: 8333745
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for maintaining an adjustable loop in the drain tube of a urine collection and/or monitoring system. The clip, band or bands act to maintain the adjustable loop such that the adjustment in size of the loop created in the drain tube varies the effective length of the drain tube. Further disclosed is a method for preventing back pressure from developing in the drain tube of urine collection and/or monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Stephen Tully, Lawrence Salvadori
  • Patent number: 8308322
    Abstract: A recessed ceiling light fixture with spring biased retainer clips that retract flush or are biased away from the side of the can housing for installation is disclosed. The fixture includes a housing having a side wall, a top wall, and an open bottom. Two rigid retainer clips are mounted diametrically opposed on the housing. Each retainer clip has a mounting tab inside the housing extending into a leg that passes out of the housing, which leg is bent to form an elbow, which elbow extends to a strut passing back into the housing, wherein the mounting tab selectively engages the side wall to limit movement of the spring clip. A bolt and coiled spring create compliance and bias in the spring clip by passing loosely through a slotted opening in the top wall at one end and joining the mounting tab at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Cordelia Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight David Santiago, Seth Chang, Huan C. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8282061
    Abstract: Clips for attaching sensors, cables, or other items to doors, such as retrofitted armored vehicle doors, are provided. In one example embodiment, a clip includes a strip portion, a first attachment arm extending from the strip portion, and a second attachment arm extending from the strip portion. A barb leg is disposed at an angle relative to the strip portion and includes a first leg end and a second leg end opposite the first leg end. The barb leg is connected at the first leg end to the second attachment arm, and the second leg end is disposed towards and spaced apart from the strip portion. A cable clamp extends from an end of the second attachment arm opposite the strip portion or an end of the strip portion opposite the first attachment arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Control Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Nick Scholtes, Robert C. Signaigo
  • Patent number: 8276861
    Abstract: One aspect according to the present invention includes a base portion and a clamp portion. The base portion can be joined to a first member of a vehicle. The clamp portion is formed integrally with the base portion and can joined to a second member of the vehicle. The clamp portion includes a first jaw and a second jaw defining a receiving space therebetween. The receiving space can receive a part of the second member. A support portion is formed on one of the first and second jaws and is positioned within the receiving space. The support portion is resiliently deformable and can apply a pressing force against the part of the second member in a direction toward the other of the first and second jaws during and after insertion of the part of the second member into the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Daiwa Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ogino, Takeshi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 8272612
    Abstract: A clip for holding an object on a supporting member comprises a holding clamp and an attaching clamp. The holding clamp has a pair of clamping members with oppositely bowed gripping portions and inwardly arched handles. The oppositely bowed gripping portions form together, when engaged, jaws for holding an object such as a cigar. The jaws are connected together for pivotal movement to cooperate with each other for clamping action upon actuation of their handles. At the juncture point of the jaws with the handles, the clamping members are provided with aligned, apertured supports for receipt of an axial binding post or rivet that extends through the apertures and for holding the clamping members together and in axial alignment. A spring, normally biasing the clamping members towards a closed position is looped around the post with its ends locked against the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Brian Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8220762
    Abstract: A mounting clip for mounting a component on a supporting part having an aperture includes a head section for attaching the component. A shank section is insertable in the aperture. At least two latching fingers are resiliently held apart from the head section on opposite shank section sides which spread outward toward the head section. At free ends the latching fingers have latching surfaces that rest against a supporting part underside when the mounting clip is inserted in the aperture. The shank section has on one side which extends perpendicular to the sides having the latching fingers, a contact surface that is supported on the aperture inner edge, and has on the side opposite the contact surface an elastically resilient rib or tongue that is supported with a preload against the aperture inner edge after the mounting clip is placed in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Mario Stigler, Hans Peter Seng
  • Patent number: 8171664
    Abstract: A display stand for a laptop computer has an L-shaped spine supporting the computer. A T-shaped upper advertising substrate holder can be slid into the vertical leg of the spine in one of multiple orientations, i.e., with the cross-bar of the T horizontal to the ground or vertical to the ground on either the left side or right side of the computer, as point of sale (POS) physical constraints demand. In all orientations of the upper holder, an upper advertising substrate is supported by the upper holder in a vertical orientation. A T-shaped lower advertising substrate holder can be slid into the horizontal leg of the spine to support a lower advertising substrate in a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Jan Buncher
  • Patent number: 8113475
    Abstract: An accessory mounting system and mounting method thereof provides an effective solution for sectioning a portion of a room and for organizing tools, objects and cables involved in the activity that gives rise to the need for sectioning or organizing the room. In particular, the present invention provides an accessory mounting system and method whereby accessories can be mounted to poles that are designed for use in temporary partitioning systems, or to other poles such as painter's poles. Such accessories can include, for example, a caution tape dispenser that mounts to a side surface of a pole following installation of the pole, and various pole clips that locate the caution tape at other poles in a clean, visually attractive, and effective manner. Other accessories include tool mounts, cable mounts, shelves, trays, drawers, hooks, camera or laser mounts, and the like, all attachable to a side surface of a pole following installation of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Zipwall, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Whittemore, Michael D. Cattafe, Joshua A. Rose
  • Patent number: 8083199
    Abstract: A pool net mounting device is disclosed. The mounting device includes a pool net holding portion having a hollow cylindrical tube adapted to receive and secure a pool net in a plurality of angular orientations. The pool net mounting device also includes a mounting portion adapted to be removably attached to a cylindrical object such as a pool ladder rail. The net holding portion and the mounting portion are removably attached to each other in a variety of angular positions so that a wide range of configurations is achieved for orienting a pool debris net at a desired angular orientation and height. The net holding portion includes a number of apertures and slots therein for receiving a spring loaded pin, a common feature of pool nets. Alternative pool net attachment features are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Charles E. Brewer
  • Patent number: 7996963
    Abstract: A clip system for use with tarps and other flexible sheet material. The system includes first and second parts that are rotatably mounted so as to be free to twist independently of one another, in response to wind or other forces. The first part may be a clip body having jaws for gripping a tarp or other flexible sheet material, and the second part may be an attachment fitting for engaging an article separate from the tarp. There may be a series of different attachment fittings that are interchangeably mountable to the clip body, such as a hook, a screw-on fitting for attachment to a bottle that forms a weight, or a fitting for attachment of a strap or shock cord, for example. The two pieces may be joined by a male coupler and a female receptacle that receives the coupler in locking engagement. The male coupler may have a plurality of resiliently flexible legs with beveled end surfaces that flex inwardly to pass through the opening of the female receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: The Clip Joint LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Cameron
  • Patent number: 7988342
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing row-mounted suspended light fixtures. Each of a row of suspended light fixtures includes brackets disposed on opposite ends of the fixture. Each bracket includes a slot configured to slidably receive an adjustment clip coupled to a support member, such as a ceiling cable or pendant. Each adjustment clip includes first and second segments disposed at a non-zero, acute angle relative to one another such that a space separates the first and second segments. The space is configured to receive a portion of one or more brackets associated with the adjustment clip, proximate the bracket slot(s). An operator can install the light fixtures by positioning a fastener through each adjustment clip, outside the bracket slot(s). He also can adjust an alignment and balance of one or more of the light fixtures by sliding one or more of the adjustment clips along the slot(s) associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Christopher J. Pahl
  • Publication number: 20110114807
    Abstract: Taught herein is an adjustable holder for a tree top decoration for use on a Christmas tree. The holder features interchangeable attachments so it can accommodate a wide range of tree top decorations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Jonathan Rees Richardson
  • Patent number: 7938374
    Abstract: A portable clamp has a hinged, two piece arm that folds for storage within a hollow stem. A first arm hingedly connects to a second arm where each has a curved shell sized for gripping the frame of a bicycle. The first arm and second arm have cooperating holes to admit pins for securing the first arm to the second arm. Opposite the hinge, the second arm fits perpendicularly into the stem. A buckle secures a strap that passes around an object. In use, a cyclist releases the clamp from the stem. The cyclist places the strap around the upright object at a desirable height. The cyclist places the end of the strap in the buckle and cinches the strap. Using a pin, the cyclist secures the clamp within the stem. The cyclist places the arm around a bicycle frame member then secures a pin through the arm and into the stem. The bike is then supported at a convenient height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Jeremy P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 7938376
    Abstract: A clip for securing one object relative to another, such as securing an object to a vehicle door or frame is provided. The clip is useful for installing a strip of safety sensors around the circumference of a vehicle door retrofitted with a motorized assist system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Control Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Nick Scholtes, Robert C. Signaigo
  • Patent number: 7926149
    Abstract: A moveable clip device for hanging a towel on a golf bag that includes an S-shaped clip member having a first strip portion engageable with an inner surface of an open end of the golf bag, a second strip portion engageable with an outer surface of the open end of such golf bag, and a third strip portion. A first connecting strip portion, engageable with an edge of the open end of such golf bag, connects the first and second strip portions. A second connecting strip portion connects the second and third strip portions. A flange portion having a channel formed between first and second wall portions is connected to the third strip portion. A support member is connected to each of the wall portions for supporting the towel on the clip. A mechanism is engageable with the towel and support member for connecting such towel to the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Keith Weston
  • Publication number: 20100271763
    Abstract: A clamp includes a base portion, a clamping portion and an urging member. The base portion is connected to a housing accommodating a device. The clamping portion is provided on a first face of the base portion, and clamps a mating member. The urging portion is provided on a second face of the base portion. The urging portion has elasticity, and urges the device in a case where the base portion is connected to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji KODAMA, Tomohiko SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 7784208
    Abstract: The display panel has an outer surface to which a sign may be attached and an inner surface having a fastener composed of resiliently deformable material. An end of the fastener is separated from the display panel by a slit which is adapted to receive an outer plate of a conventional door handle The outer plate is held in the slit by the resiliently deformable composition of the fastener. The plate may however be removed from the slit by the application of a force opposed to the bias of the resilient material in order to widen the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Peter J. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20100157563
    Abstract: Electronic assemblies are described. One embodiment includes a circuit board, a socket coupled to the circuit board, and a device positioned in the socket. The embodiment also includes a load mechanism including first and second components, the first component pivotally coupled to the circuit board, the first component including first and second lever arms and an axle region therebetween, the first component also including a load arm region extending from the axle region and adapted to transmit a load when a force is applied to the first component lever arms. The load mechanism also includes a second component pivotally coupled to the circuit board, the second component including first and second lever arms and an axle region therebetween, the second wire component also including a load arm region extending from the axle region and adapted to transmit a load when a force is applied to the second wire component lever arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: David J. LLAPITAN, Christopher S. BEALL
  • Patent number: 7735794
    Abstract: A fixture support assembly for supporting a lighting or fan fixture on a drop ceiling having a grid supporting structure. The assembly includes a U-shaped bar with an upward directed channel and a channel bottom, two end brackets integral with the bar, a clamp member slidable within the channel, and an electrical box. The end brackets include an inner leg for resting on the horizontal ledges of adjacent T-rails and outer legs for loosely fitting over the top of the T-rails. A slot is provided in the channel bottom extending from one end to slightly past the center of the bar. A fastening arrangement connects the electrical box to the clamp member and in a loosened state enables positioning of the electrical box with respect to the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 7729091
    Abstract: A method and system or mounting a flex cable within a head stack assembly is disclosed. The flex cable has a width. The method and system include providing a top portion and a bottom portion coupled to the top portion. The top portion includes a first top slot and a second top slot therein. The first top slot and the second top slot form a non-zero acute angle. The bottom portion includes a first bottom slot and a second bottom slot therein. The first bottom slot is substantially aligned with the first top slot. The second bottom slot is substantially aligned with the second top slot. A maximum first distance between the first top slot and the first bottom slot equals or exceeds the width. A second maximum distance between the second top slot and the second bottom slot equals or exceeds the width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lido Huang, Seungman Chang
  • Patent number: 7699277
    Abstract: Provided is, among other things, an attachment apparatus that includes an attachment base, a magnet attached to a first side of the attachment base and a clip structure extending from a second side of the attachment base, the second side being opposite the first side. The clip structure, in turn, includes first and second arms which can be resiliently spread apart in order to receive an item and then released in order to close around the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Wayne Bagnall
  • Patent number: 7669807
    Abstract: A mounting clip for mounting a component on a supporting part having an aperture includes a head section for attaching the component. A shank section is insertable in the aperture. At least two latching fingers are resiliently held apart from the head section on opposite shank section sides which spread outward toward the head section. At free ends the latching fingers have latching surfaces that rest against a supporting part underside when the mounting clip is inserted in the aperture. The shank section has on one side which extends perpendicular to the sides having the latching fingers, a contact surface that is supported on the aperture inner edge, and has on the side opposite the contact surface an elastically resilient rib or tongue that is supported with a preload against the aperture inner edge after the mounting clip is placed in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Mario Stigler, Hans Peter Seng
  • Patent number: 7607627
    Abstract: A clip holder for eyeglasses, comprising a holding assembly comprising a wall. Protruding from the wall are first and second lateral walls having a ridge. Extending from the first and second lateral walls and the ridge is a retaining wall having a front wall. The retaining wall and the front wall merge together and terminate at a top wall. The holding assembly further comprises a bracket that extends from the wall. The ridge and the retaining wall have a cooperative shape and dimension to securely suspend eyeglasses. A swivel assembly comprises a hinge and a base wall. A clip assembly has a base wall and a concave wall. The clip assembly is mounted onto the bushing. The clip assembly is mounted onto a car visor, whereby a sufficient force is placed onto the clip assembly to cause the car visor to squeeze in between the ledge and a base wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Hamid Mchatet
  • Patent number: 7597296
    Abstract: A clip of the present invention comprises a unitary body having an intermediate section and a first pair of opposing arms with each of the arms having an end portion, the body having an interior surface and an exterior surface, a second pair of opposing arms formed on the exterior surface of the body, each of the second pair of opposing arms having an end portion with the second pair of opposing arms being located between one of the first pair of opposing arms and the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: James F. Conway
  • Patent number: 7581847
    Abstract: A mounting device may comprise a base having first and second sides and having a cavity in the first side thereof; a pin in the cavity and extending from the base to define an axial direction; a plate disposed in the cavity and movable in the axial direction on the pin; a spring for biasing the plate away from the base in the axial direction; and a bracket extending from the second side of the base, wherein the bracket may be adjustable for gripping an object to which the mounting device may be mountable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Benjamin Dalton
  • Patent number: 7575210
    Abstract: A glass holder device for treatment of optical glasses (4, 4?) or other substrates horizontally supports an elongated bar (1) with evenly spaced notches (10) on a frame and suspends glass holder grips (2) in parallel side-by-side vertical relation. The glass holder grip (2) comprises an axially elongated rod (20), that forms the body of the grip, and holding means (3, 31, 31?) connected to the grip body (20) for clutching the outer periphery (40, 40?) of the optical glass (4, 4?) and holding the glass generally parallel with the lower end portion of and adjacent to a stop (36) bent outwardly from the body (20) for supporting the glass. The upper end portion of the rod (20) includes hanging means (21, 22, 25) for removably connecting the grip to the bar (1) and locking means (11, 23, 12, 25) for preventing free rotation of the grip (2) around the bar (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Special Coating Laboratory International
    Inventors: Jean Gehrig, Denis Gehrig
  • Patent number: 7556232
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely displaying a pair of eyeglasses comprising a mounting member adapted to be securely attached to a display fixture, a base member coupled to the mounting member having a first end and a second end, and, a cap member having a first end and a second end. The base member and the cap member are pivotally coupled together near the first ends thereof such that the apparatus is moveable between an open configuration wherein the second ends of the cap member and the base member are spaced apart from each other and a closed configuration wherein the second ends of the cap member and the base member are in close proximity to each other. The second ends of the cap member and the base member have corresponding releasably locking features thereon configured to releasably lock the apparatus in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: 20/20 Marketing Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert G. Begg
  • Patent number: 7490802
    Abstract: A beam clamp having a C-shaped clamp body, which has a threaded through hole on the top side and two parallel vertical cuts on the middle, and a hanging plate, which extends downwardly from the clamp body and suspending between the two parallel cuts and has a hanging hole and a plurality of forwardly and backwardly curved and threaded semicircular flanges alternatively disposed at different elevations for the hanging of a heavy object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Tino S. Teng
  • Patent number: 7464475
    Abstract: A concealed spoon in milk powder container is disclosed. The concealed spoon comprising a spoon seat and a measuring spoon, characterized in that the lateral side of the spoon seat has a clipping plate having an arch-shaped interior slot and an opening slot within the clipping plate, which are used to secure the spoon seat at the internal wall of the milk powder container proximity to the protruded circular lid of the container and the measuring spoon is held within the spoon seat, or the lateral side of the measuring spoon is a handle having an end section provided with an internal slot and an open slot which are used to directly secure the measuring spoon to the protruded circular lid proximity to the top section of the internal wall of the milk powder container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Charng-Shing Tsao
  • Patent number: 7464908
    Abstract: A rotatably adjustable quiver support which is characterized in a preferred embodiment by a quiver mount bracket for removable attachment to the conventional quiver mount plate on a quiver containing a supply of arrows, a clip base directly rotatably engaging the quiver mount bracket or alternatively, rotatably engaging a spacer connected to the quiver mount bracket and a rotatable element extending from the quiver mount bracket to the clip base or from the spacer attaching the quiver mount bracket to the clip base, to facilitate incremental rotation of the quiver and quiver mount bracket with respect to a point of mount, typically facilitated by a clip secured to the clip base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: John G. Files
  • Patent number: 7458114
    Abstract: Clips for securing one or more accessories to a play yard or crib and methods of operating the same are disclosed. A disclosed example includes a first engagement member, a second engagement member, and a first joining member joining the first and second engagement members. The first and second engagement members are joined in a spaced apart relation such that a distance between the first and second engagement members is less than a diameter of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Damon Oliver Casati Troutman
  • Publication number: 20080164391
    Abstract: An article holder configured for one-handed operation includes an upper arm pivotally connected at one end to a lower arm such that the upper and lower arms having opposing inner surfaces. A cushion may be attached on an inner surface of either arm and a spring member disposed near the hinge may bias the inner surface of the lower arm toward the cushion to form a clamping surface in a rested state. A clip disposed on an outer surface of may be included to attach the holder to a desired surface. In certain embodiments, the lower arm includes a toe portion on an end opposite of the hinge which extends beyond a corresponding end of the upper arm to provide a leveraging surface to open the clamping body from the spring-biased clamping position. Additional embodiments and variants are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Gerald Kushner
  • Publication number: 20080135703
    Abstract: Described herein are several embodiments of a tool for use in making templates for countertops. For example, according to one embodiment, a countertop template clip includes a cabinet wall receiving portion and a template receiving portion. The cabinet wall receiving portion can be removably engaged with a cabinet wall. The template receiving portion is coupled to the cabinet wall receiving portion and can be removably engaged with a template piece. The cabinet wall receiving portion is removably engageable with a cabinet wall and the template receiving portion is removably engageable with a template piece such that the template piece is positionable to define a predetermined overhang relative to the cabinet wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas Andrew Craig, Sean Patrick Kelley, Neil Richard Cahill