Coat Hanger-carried Indicia Patents (Class 40/322)
  • Patent number: 9480354
    Abstract: A garment hanger provides a hanger frame with a hook portion and two shoulder sections extending from a base of the hook portion toward opposite ends of a trouser rod that extends between the ends of the shoulder sections, at least one indicator rod substantially parallel to the trouser rod and extending between the two shoulder sections, indicia located on each indicator rod and providing information related to the usage of a garment, at least one indicator located on each indicator rod and adjustable to mark a portion of the information related to the usage of the garment, and a storage compartment for containing items related to the garment and providing access to storage space via a lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Eden
  • Patent number: 9173515
    Abstract: An indicator for a hanger includes a body having side walls and joining end walls, openings at opposing top and bottom ends, and a passage extending through the body and joining the openings. The indicator may be positioned around a hook of the hanger such that the hook extends from the opening at the top end of the body. The indicator may also include an attachment mechanism for securing the indictor to the hanger. Alternatively or in addition, the hanger may include a mechanism for securing the indictor to the hanger. Information may be displayed on one or more of the side walls and end walls of the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Henry John Louw
  • Patent number: 9155414
    Abstract: A crown-type sizer for mounting on a hanger includes a body and a hook extending from a mid-point of the body. The sizer includes a pair of parallel walls and a pair of non-parallel walls, each wall of the non-parallel walls being joined to each wall of the parallel walls, the pairs of walls defining a lower open base and an open base in an upper part of the sizer for passing over the hook. Each of the parallel walls has a single boss disposed in a corner of the respective parallel wall and each non-parallel wall is shorter in height than at least one parallel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: MAINETTI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Patent number: 8978940
    Abstract: A crown-type sizer for mounting on a hanger includes a body and a hook extending from a mid-point of the body. The sizer includes a pair of parallel walls and a pair of non-parallel walls, each wall of the non-parallel walls being joined to each wall of the parallel walls, the pairs of walls defining a lower open base and an open base in an upper part of the sizer for passing over the hook. Each of the parallel walls has a single boss disposed in a corner of the respective parallel wall and each non-parallel wall is shorter in height than at least one parallel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mainetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Publication number: 20150068078
    Abstract: A crown-type sizer for mounting on a hanger includes a body and a hook extending from a mid-point of the body. The sizer includes a pair of parallel walls and a pair of non-parallel walls, each wall of the non-parallel walls being joined to each wall of the parallel walls, the pairs of walls defining a lower open base and an open base in an upper part of the sizer for passing over the hook. Each of the parallel walls has a single boss disposed in a corner of the respective parallel wall and each non-parallel wall is shorter in height than at least one parallel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: MAINETTI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Patent number: 8857677
    Abstract: In a lower neck sizer for a garment hanger and a combination turnable wire hook hanger and lower neck sizer, the lower neck sizer includes a body dimensioned to generally surround a cylindrical projection and the support flanges adjacent to the body flange of the hanger, and an inwardly extending tab secured to the sizer body configured to engage the hanger at the lower neck region to resist removal. The lower neck sizer also has a discontinuity traversing the height of the body to facilitate mounting on the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 8833618
    Abstract: A sizer for a hanger lacking a hook boss includes a pair of longitudinal walls spaced apart from each other by a pair of end sections. The sizer may include a pair of protrusion, wherein a first is disposed on a first wall of the pair of longitudinal walls and directed toward a second wall of the pair of longitudinal walls. A first jaw is disposed on one of the pair of end section. The pair of longitudinal walls flexes apart when the jaw passes over a flange of the hanger. The first jaw includes a lower portion having a curved edge. The first jaw further includes an upper portion. The lower portion and upper portion meet at an abrupt jaw point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mainetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Publication number: 20140250663
    Abstract: A sizer for a hanger lacking a hook boss includes a pair of longitudinal walls spaced apart from each other by a pair of end sections. The sizer may include a pair of protrusion, wherein a first is disposed on a first wall of the pair of longitudinal walls and directed toward a second wall of the pair of longitudinal walls. A first jaw is disposed on one of the pair of end section. The pair of longitudinal walls flexes apart when the jaw passes over a flange of the hanger. The first jaw includes a lower portion having a curved edge. The first jaw further includes an upper portion. The lower portion and upper portion meet at an abrupt jaw point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MAINETTI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mario MAINETTI
  • Patent number: 8763867
    Abstract: A combination hanger and indicator, or either of them separately, the hanger with a body and a post extending upward from the body, the intersection of the post and the body defining a lower neck region of the hanger, the post having a flange extending outward from the post at a position removed from the body of the hanger. An indicator includes a pair of opposing side walls connected by a pair of opposing end walls, with an opening in the top of the indicator, the opening defined at least in part by a displaceable resilient tab, preferably two positioned on opposite sides of the indicator, attached to one of the side walls or end walls, wherein displacement of the tab enlarges the opening to admit the flange. At least some portion of the post between the flange and the body is smaller than the flange to reduce the displacement of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20140048571
    Abstract: In a lower neck sizer for a garment hanger and a combination turnable wire hook hanger and lower neck sizer, the lower neck sizer includes a body dimensioned to generally surround a cylindrical projection and the support flanges adjacent to the body flange of the hanger, and an inwardly extending tab secured to the sizer body configured to engage the hanger at the lower neck region to resist removal. The lower neck sizer also has a discontinuity traversing the height of the body to facilitate mounting on the hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: BRAIFORM GROUP PTY LTD
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 8627584
    Abstract: The invention is a product that allows one to determine precisely how many times a particular garment has been worn, its relative cleanliness status, the last day a garment was worn, and helps the consumer coordinate their outfits. The invention provides the necessary information to fully utilize and manage a consumer's wardrobe and closet. Using the invention dramatically increases total closet awareness resulting in faster and easier wardrobe decisions. In addition, by removing the guesswork from the “wash or wear” equation, the consumer knows when the garment is sufficiently clean, and will generally be able to extend the wearing of the garment between cleanings. Use of the invention will result in the conservation of resources in terms of reduced consumption of water, energy, detergents/softeners, and dry cleaning services and harmful dry cleaning chemicals; it will also increase the life span of garments as well as cleaning/drying appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Aiezza
  • Publication number: 20140000135
    Abstract: A crown-type sizer for mounting on a hanger includes a body and a hook extending from a mid-point of the body. The sizer includes a pair of parallel walls and a pair of non-parallel walls, each wall of the non-parallel walls being joined to each wall of the parallel walls, the pairs of walls defining a lower open base and an open base in an upper part of the sizer for passing over the hook. Each of the parallel walls has a single boss disposed in a corner of the respective parallel wall and each non-parallel wall is shorter in height than at least one parallel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicants: MAINETTI S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Patent number: 8596503
    Abstract: In a lower neck sizer for a garment hanger and a combination turnable wire hook hanger and lower neck sizer, the lower neck sizer includes a body dimensioned to generally surround a cylindrical projection and the support flanges adjacent to the body flange of the hanger, and an inwardly extending tab secured to the sizer body configured to engage the hanger at the lower neck region to resist removal. The lower neck sizer also has a discontinuity traversing the height of the body to facilitate mounting on the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20130270309
    Abstract: A sizer for a hanger lacking a hook boss includes a pair of longitudinal walls spaced apart from each other by a pair of end sections. The sizer may include a pair of protrusion, wherein a first is disposed on a first wall of the pair of longitudinal walls and directed toward a second wall of the pair of longitudinal walls. A first jaw is disposed on one of the pair of end section. The pair of longitudinal walls flexes apart when the jaw passes over a flange of the hanger. The first jaw includes a lower portion having a curved edge. The first jaw further includes an upper portion. The lower portion and upper portion meet at an abrupt jaw point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Patent number: 8556138
    Abstract: A crown-type sizer is suitable for mounting on a hanger having a body and a hook extending from a mid-point of the body and includes a peripheral wall having a first side and a second side opposed to the first side. The sizer includes a quantity of bosses that have at least one boss in a first set and at least one boss in a second set. The first set is disposed on the first side and the second set is disposed on the second side. Each of the bosses engages onto the hanger and block the sizer onto the hanger in a stable manner. The first set of bosses is offset to the second set of bosses with respect to a plane bisecting the first and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mainetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Publication number: 20130247434
    Abstract: A top sizer clip according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a body having a pair of side walls joined at their ends and an open bottom for receiving a hook member of a garment hanger. Each side wall includes an inner surface and an opposite outer surface and an opening formed therethrough. Wherein along the inner surface a first inner portion is formed above the opening and extends toward a top of the body; a second inner portion is formed below the opening and extends to a bottom edge of the body; a first outer portion is formed along the outer surface above the opening and extends to the top and a second outer portion is formed along the outer surface below the opening and extends to the bottom edge. The second inner portion is recessed relative to the second inner portion and the first outer portion is recessed relative to the second outer portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: King Keung Kennedy Chan
  • Publication number: 20130200114
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a hanger and a snap-on-twist-off tag combination is disclosed. In this embodiment, the hanger includes a body, a boss, and a hook. The snap-on-twist-off tag (hereinafter referred to as tag) includes a top end, a bottom end, a body portion connecting the top end and the bottom end, and an opening adjacent to the top end, wherein the body is resiliently expandable. In this embodiment the tag has a locked position, wherein the tag is longitudinally aligned with the body of the hanger, wherein the tag is locked to the top portion of the hanger and cannot be moved freely in any direction, and wherein the boss of the hanger extends through the opening of the tag. The tag also has an unlocked position of the tag, wherein the tag is perpendicularly aligned with the body of the hanger, wherein the boss of the hanger extends through the opening of the of the tag, and wherein the tag is movable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Wai Shing Yau
  • Patent number: 8322579
    Abstract: A top sizer clip according to one embodiment for use with a garment hanger includes a body having a pair of side walls and end walls joined to and extending between the side walls. The body includes a top wall that is joined to upper edges of the side walls and end walls. The top wall partially encloses the body so as to create a hollow body structure that includes an interior compartment defined by the end walls, side walls, and top wall. The top wall includes an opening formed therethrough for receiving a hook member of the hanger. The opening is defined by a pair of opposing first edges and a pair of opposing second side edges that extend between the first edges. The clip also includes a pair of slots being formed along the first edges and extending toward the end walls. The second edges include a pair of interference sections (detents) where a distance between the second edges is at a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Goldman, King Keung Kennedy Chan
  • Publication number: 20120292352
    Abstract: In a combination of a garment hanger and a reusable indicator for displaying garment-related information, the indicator can be attached to and removed from a lower neck region of the hanger where a hanger post intersects the hanger body. The hanger includes an indicator retaining member for providing indicator retaining interference with the indicator to retain the indicator at the lower neck region. The hanger further includes structure for providing pivots upon which the indicator can be flexed to remove the indicator from the hanger. The indicator can include a discontinuity for admitting a hanger hook and assisting deformation of the indicator. The indicator can be deformed along the discontinuity to remove the indicator from the hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 8286841
    Abstract: A hanger arrangement in accordance with an embodiment of the present application includes a hanger including a hanger body, a hook member and a peripheral rib extending outward from the hanger body and the hook member and an indicator device removably attached on a side of the hanger body at a point where the hanger body and the hook member join, the indicator device including locating means associated with the indicator device operable to attach the indicator device to the peripheral rib of the hanger such that the indicator device is secured at the point where the hanger body and the hook member join. The locating means may include at least one abutment member extending partially into the groove and structured to fit against the hanger body, a stub structured to clip over the peripheral rib of the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Polyoak Packaging (Pty) Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry John Louw
  • Patent number: 8281965
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a garment hanger for use with a top sizer clip includes a body having a cross bar and a hook member extending outwardly therefrom. The hook member includes a web portion having an inner edge and an opposing outer edge, wherein the hook member terminates in a curved distal end and includes a neck portion that connects the hook member to the cross bar. The neck portion is defined by a portion of the outer edge that faces one end of the cross bar and a portion of the inner edge that faces an opposite end of the cross bar. The outer edge in the neck portion has a concave shape, while the inner edge in the neck portion has a convex shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: King Keung Kennedy Chan
  • Patent number: 8225538
    Abstract: A garment hanger (10) and a resilient indicia tag (30) wherein the garment hanger comprises a web (40) arranged to latch the indicia tag thereto. The web defines an aperture (45) therethrough. The indicia tag (30) is substantially U-shaped in cross-section having a first leg (31) and a second leg (32) opposed to the first leg arranged such that the web (40) is receivable between the first leg and the second leg. A cooperating latch (451, 33) is provided on the web and on an inner face of the first leg for latching the indicia tag to the web. With the indicia tag (30) latched to the web (40) an inner face of the first leg (31) is accessible through the aperture (45) to a tool resiliently to flex at least a portion of the first leg away from the web such that the latching means mutually disengage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Braitrim (UK) Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Warren, Andrew Niccol
  • Publication number: 20120181309
    Abstract: A crown-type sizer is suitable for mounting on a hanger having a body and a hook extending from a mid-point of the body and includes a peripheral wall having a first side and a second side opposed to the first side. The sizer includes a quantity of bosses that have at least one boss in a first set and at least one boss in a second set. The first set is disposed on the first side and the second set is disposed on the second side. Each of the bosses engages onto the hanger and block the sizer onto the hanger in a stable manner. The first set of bosses is offset to the second set of bosses with respect to a plane bisecting the first and the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: MAINETTI S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Patent number: 8181832
    Abstract: A garment hanger having a slide-in sizer. The hanger includes a sizer-receiving frame defining at least one sizer-receiving slot for sliding receipt of a substantially flat and planar sizer. In one preferred embodiment, the sizer is formed from paper. The sizer-receiving frame may be positioned within a notch defined between the junction of the body and the base portion of the hook. Alternatively, the sizer-receiving frame may be positioned at the upper portion of the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: The Build-Up Plastic & Metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Leung Ho, Kevin R. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20120097716
    Abstract: In a lower neck sizer for a garment hanger and a combination turnable wire hook hanger and lower neck sizer, the lower neck sizer includes a body dimensioned to generally surround a cylindrical projection and the support flanges adjacent to the body flange of the hanger, and an inwardly extending tab secured to the sizer body configured to engage the hanger at the lower neck region to resist removal. The lower neck sizer also has a discontinuity traversing the height of the body to facilitate mounting on the hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD
    Inventor: Stanley Gouldson
  • Patent number: 8141756
    Abstract: The crown-type sizer is mounted on a plastic hanger which includes a body and a hook that extends angularly upwards from the mid-point of the body. The sizer is characterized in having a peripheral wall that defines two open bases to allow the sizer to pass over the hook and at least one protruding boss on an inner part of wall to engage itself onto the hanger and thus block the sizer onto said hanger in a stable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mainetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Publication number: 20120067929
    Abstract: In a combination of a garment hanger and a reusable indicator for displaying garment-related information, the indicator can be attached to and removed from a lower neck region of the hanger where a hanger post intersects the hanger body. The hanger includes an indicator retaining member for providing indicator retaining interference with the indicator to retain the indicator at the lower neck region. The hanger further includes structure for providing pivots upon which the indicator can be flexed to remove the indicator from the hanger. The indicator can include a discontinuity for admitting a hanger hook and assisting deformation of the indicator. The indicator can be deformed along the discontinuity to remove the indicator from the hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 8113392
    Abstract: A lower neck sizer for a garment hanger and a combination of a turnable wire hook hanger and the lower neck sizer are disclosed. The sizer has a body dimensioned to surround a lower neck portion of the hanger, where a hook of the hanger joins a body of the hanger. The sizer also has an inwardly extending tab secured to the sizer body for engaging the hanger at the lower neck portion to resist removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 8113394
    Abstract: A garment hanger having a fold over paper sizer. The hanger includes a sizer-receiving web defining opposing sizer-receiving slots. A paper sizer is folded from a flat unfolded state to a folded U-shaped state, and then installed about the web such that a first edge of the sizer is received within the first sizer-receiving slot and a second edge of the sizer is received within the second sizer-receiving slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Build-Up Plastic & Metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Leung Ho
  • Patent number: 8069595
    Abstract: The invention is a product that allows one to determine precisely how many times a particular garment has been worn. By removing the guesswork from the “wash-or-wear equation,” the consumer knows the garment is sufficiently clean, and will generally be able to extend the wearing of the garment between cleanings. Use of the invention will result in the conservation of resources in terms of reduced consumption of water, energy, detergent/softeners, and dry cleaning services; it will also increase the life span of garments as well as cleaning/drying appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Aiezza
  • Publication number: 20110179681
    Abstract: Procedure and device for marking, identifying and organizing clothing. The device is temporarily affixed to a hanger by looping the device over the top hook part of a clothing hanger then conjoining an article of clothing on that same hanger. Once the device and article of clothing are conjoined in the hanging position, the device labels the article of clothing as a condition or state of use determined by device markings or user options. The device allows the user to mark clothing in categories such as worn or unworn, used or new, size, or could identify the status of an infinite number of clothes hung by sections on as many hangers with one device serving as the label for all articles of clothing in that section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Jennifer Beth Lamers
  • Publication number: 20110126438
    Abstract: A garment hanger (10) and a resilient indicia tag (30) wherein the garment hanger comprises a web (40) arranged to latch the indicia tag thereto. The web defines an aperture (45) therethrough. The indicia tag (30) is substantially U-shaped in cross-section having a first leg (31) and a second leg (32) opposed to the first leg arranged such that the web (40) is receivable between the first leg and the second leg. A cooperating latch (451, 33) is provided on the web and on an inner face of the first leg for latching the indicia tag to the web. With the indicia tag (30) latched to the web (40) an inner face of the first leg (31) is accessible through the aperture (45) to a tool resiliently to flex at least a portion of the first leg away from the web such that the latching means mutually disengage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Warren, Andrew Niccol
  • Publication number: 20110113659
    Abstract: The invention is a product that allows one to determine precisely how many times a particular garment has been worn. By removing the guesswork from the “wash-or-wear equation,” the consumer knows the garment is sufficiently clean, and will generally be able to extend the wearing of the garment between cleanings. Use of the invention will result in the conservation of resources in terms of reduced consumption of water, energy, detergent/softeners, and dry cleaning services; it will also increase the life span of garments as well as cleaning/drying appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Aiezza
  • Publication number: 20110113660
    Abstract: The invention is a product that allows one to determine precisely how many times a particular garment has been worn, its relative cleanliness status, the last day a garment was worn, and helps the consumer coordinate their outfits. The invention provides the necessary information to fully utilize and manage a consumer's wardrobe and closet. Using the invention dramatically increases total closet awareness resulting in faster and easier wardrobe decisions. In addition, by removing the guesswork from the “wash or wear” equation, the consumer knows when the garment is sufficiently clean, and will generally be able to extend the wearing of the garment between cleanings Use of the invention will result in the conservation of resources in terms of reduced consumption of water, energy, detergents/softeners, and dry cleaning services and harmful dry cleaning chemicals; it will also increase the life span of garments as well as cleaning/drying appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Aiezza
  • Publication number: 20110101044
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a garment hanger for use with a top sizer clip includes a body having a cross bar and a hook member extending outwardly therefrom. The hook member includes a web portion having an inner edge and an opposing outer edge, wherein the hook member terminates in a curved distal end and includes a neck portion that connects the hook member to the cross bar. The neck portion is defined by a portion of the outer edge that faces one end of the cross bar and a portion of the inner edge that faces an opposite end of the cross bar. The outer edge in the neck portion has a concave shape, while the inner edge in the neck portion has a convex shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: King Keung Kennedy Chan
  • Publication number: 20110089060
    Abstract: A clothing tracking device is provided having a substantially rectangular body made of a rigid sheet material and equipped with a reinforced opening configured and positioned on the rigid sheet to allow a garment hanger to fit within and cause the substantially rectangular body to lie in such a way as not to interfere with or cause damage to a garment hung on said hanger. The rigid sheet material having a plurality of pockets formed from a transparent material affixed thereto. Each pocket having three sides completely affixed to the rigid sheet material and one side at least partially unfixed to the rigid sheet material to form pockets. At least one note card configured to fit within the pocket having a recording area adapted for recording date, event, and remarks about when the clothing was worn, cleaned or purchased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: SHARI L. PEYSER
  • Patent number: 7922047
    Abstract: In a combination of an intimate apparel hanger and an indicator for displaying garment-related information, the indicator is mounted to a lower neck region of the hanger where the hanger hook intersects the hanger body. The hanger has a flange, having a sloped surface and an undersurface. The indicator has a resilient tab disposed in a wall of the indicator body. The resilient tab is outwardly displaced by the sloped surface to expand the top opening of the indicator to allow the indicator to pass over the flange. The undersurface of the flange retains the indicator at the lower neck region after the indicator passes over the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 7905376
    Abstract: A combination hanger and indicator is disclosed. The hanger has a body and a hook extending upward from the body. The body includes a recess in a top surface thereof. The indicator has a top opening and a pair of opposite side walls connected by a pair of opposite end walls. The indicator further includes at least one resilient tab attached to a bottom surface thereof for engaging the recess in the top surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20110042423
    Abstract: A metal wire hanger hook and indicator in combination, the metal wire hook having a curved top portion and a fixture secured to the metal wire hook, the fixture having a web for displaying indicia, the web including at least one abutment for engaging the indicator, and an indicator having an open cavity therein for receiving the web of the fixture, and means for engaging the abutment. More preferably the indicator is both removable and child-proof as defined by industry standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: SPOTLESS PLASTICS PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 7874468
    Abstract: A sizer for a garment hanger configured to extend over a garment hanger comprising a body. The body has an outer surface and an inner surface, and defines a cavity with an upper opening and a lower opening. The body further having a central region with a first wall and a second wall spaced apart therefrom, and, a first curved wall spanning between the first wall and the second wall and a second curved wall spanning between the first wall and the second wall. The first and second curved walls are outwardly convex and define a peak region on each of the first and second curved walls. Applying a pinching force upon the first and second curved walls toward each other drives the first wall and second wall further apart, to, in turn, temporarily widen at least one of the lower and the upper openings of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hangers Plus, LLC
    Inventors: James Hansen, Russell O. Blanchard
  • Patent number: 7841495
    Abstract: A metal wire hanger hook and indicator in combination, the metal wire hook having a curved top portion and a fixture secured to the metal wire hook, the fixture having a web for displaying indicia, the web including at least one abutment for engaging the indicator, and an indicator having an open cavity therein for receiving the web of the fixture, and means for engaging the abutment. More preferably the indicator is both removable and child-proof as defined by industry standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 7832602
    Abstract: A crown sizer for a metal hook hanger. The hanger includes a hook-receiving post having a pair of opposing projections extending outwardly therefrom. The sizer is mounted about the post, and includes a body formed of first and second pairs of opposing sidewalls. Each of the opposing sidewalls in the first pair includes an engagement shoulder on the interior surface thereof, the shoulders being located and sized to engage the projections thereby securing the sizer about the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: The Build-Up Plastic & Metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Leung Ho
  • Publication number: 20100270338
    Abstract: The crown-type sizer is mounted on a plastic hanger which includes a body and a hook that extends angularly upwards from the mid-point of the body. The sizer is characterized in having a peripheral wall that defines two open bases to allow the sizer to pass over the hook and at least one protruding boss on an inner part of wall to engage itself onto the hanger and thus block the sizer onto said hanger in a stable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Publication number: 20100147907
    Abstract: A top sizer clip according to one embodiment for use with a garment hanger includes a body having a pair of side walls and end walls joined to and extending between the side walls. The body includes a top wall that is joined to upper edges of the side walls and end walls. The top wall partially encloses the body so as to create a hollow body structure that includes an interior compartment defined by the end walls, side walls, and top wall. The top wall includes an opening formed therethrough for receiving a hook member of the hanger. The opening is defined by a pair of opposing first edges and a pair of opposing second side edges that extend between the first edges. The clip also includes a pair of slots being formed along the first edges and extending toward the end walls. The second edges include a pair of interference sections (detents) where a distance between the second edges is at a minimum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Goldman, King Keung Kennedy Chan
  • Patent number: 7717308
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a top sizer is provided for use in combination with a garment hanger having a body and a hook member. The top sizer has a hollow body having an open bottom, a pair of side walls and a convex top wall that extends between the side walls and closes off a top of the top sizer and at least one locking member formed along an inner surface of one side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart Goldman
  • Publication number: 20100019002
    Abstract: A combination hanger and indicator is disclosed. The hanger has a body and a hook extending upward from the body. The body includes a recess in a top surface thereof. The indicator has a top opening and a pair of opposite side walls connected by a pair of opposite end walls. The indicator further includes at least one resilient tab attached to a bottom surface thereof for engaging the recess in the top surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Patent number: 7641083
    Abstract: A garment hanger for use with a top sizer clip that has locking tabs formed along an interior thereof includes a body having a hook member including a web portion and a platform extending at least partially around the web portion. The web portion has a first surface, an opposing second surface, and a pair of locking apertures for receiving the locking tabs to securely attach the top sizer clip to hanger. The web portion has at least one beveled cam surface that includes a first edge that defines an entrance into an adjacent locking aperture and an opposite second edge that interfaces with the first surface for allowing the top sizer clip to be moved to an unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Goldman, King Keung Kennedy Chan
  • Publication number: 20090302074
    Abstract: A sizer for a garment hanger configured to extend over a garment hanger comprising a body. The body has an outer surface and an inner surface, and defines a cavity with an upper opening and a lower opening. The body further having a central region with a first wall and a second wall spaced apart therefrom, and, a first curved wall spanning between the first wall and the second wall and a second curved wall spanning between the first wall and the second wall. The first and second curved walls are outwardly convex and define a peak region on each of the first and second curved walls. Applying a pinching force upon the first and second curved walls toward each other drives the first wall and second wall further apart, to, in turn, temporarily widen at least one of the lower and the upper openings of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: James Hansen, Russell O. Blanchard
  • Patent number: 7628301
    Abstract: A top sizer clip according to one embodiment for use with a garment hanger includes a body having a pair of side walls and end walls joined to and extending between the side walls. The body includes a top wall that is joined to upper edges of the side walls and end walls. The top wall partially encloses the body so as to create a hollow body structure that includes an interior compartment defined by the end walls, side walls, and top wall. The top wall includes an opening formed therethrough for receiving a hook member of the hanger. The opening is defined by a pair of opposing first edges and a pair of opposing second side edges that extend between the first edges. The clip also includes a pair of slots being formed along the first edges and extending toward the end walls. The second edges include a pair of interference sections (detents) where a distance between the second edges is at a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Goldman, King Keung Kennedy Chan
  • Publication number: 20090294492
    Abstract: A garment hanger for use with a top sizer clip that has locking tabs formed along an interior thereof includes a body having a hook member including a web portion and a platform extending at least partially around the web portion. The web portion has a first surface, an opposing second surface, and a pair of locking apertures for receiving the locking tabs to securely attach the top sizer clip to hanger. The web portion has at least one beveled cam surface that includes a first edge that defines an entrance into an adjacent locking aperture and an opposite second edge that interfaces with the first surface for allowing the top sizer clip to be moved to an unlocking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Uniplast Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Goldman, King Keung Chan