Spring Biased Clamp Patents (Class 40/652)
  • Patent number: 10311762
    Abstract: Label-holder element for electrical wires (200), comprising a body (410; 510) extending in a longitudinal lengthwise direction (X-X), transverse widthwise direction (Y-Y) and vertical thickness direction (Z-Z), with a front face (10a) provided with a seat (20) for labels (30), side faces (410b) and a rear face (410c), said seat (20) having opposite top (20a) and bottom (20b) edges which extend in the transverse direction (Y-Y), are arranged opposite each other in the longitudinal direction (X-X) and are formed in the manner of engaging means (21,22) for retaining a label (30); means for coupling with an electrical wire (200) comprising at least one pair (440; 540) of teeth (441; 541) extending outwards from the rear surface (410c; 510c) in the vertical direction (Z-Z), the teeth (441; 541) of one pair having a free end (441a; 541a) directed towards the other tooth in the transverse direction (Y-Y) and being arranged staggered in the longitudinal direction (X-X) for mounting on/engagement with a wire (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MORSETTITALIA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giordano Pizzi
  • Patent number: 9988196
    Abstract: An assembly for holding a transaction card, such as a gift card, upon the wall of an open-ended container, such as a Christmas stocking or Easter basket, using cooperating inner and outer panels connected to one another via a foldable extension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 9449536
    Abstract: A removable message board can include an attachment piece including a message displayed on a front side and a back side opposite the front side. A coiled spring can include a first end that directly contacts the back side of the attachment piece and a second end opposite the first end that is wound along a length of the coiled spring to form a concentric circular shape configured to press against a chair back. A top surface of the coiled spring can be oriented towards a bottom surface of the coiled spring. The coiled spring can be disposed behind the attachment piece such that the coiled spring can be substantially covered by the attachment piece when viewed from a position perpendicular to a length and width of the attachment piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Sarah Marie Sanner, Emily Jean Hughes, Jeremy Ryan Sanner, Rodney Steven Hughes
  • Patent number: 8291629
    Abstract: There is provided in a preferred embodiment of the present invention a sign holder having a plurality of tabs securing a sign within a cavity. Additionally, the sign holder includes a plurality of counter-facing projections for selectively attaching the sign holder to a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Case Caddy Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Silverstein, Frank Calabrese
  • Patent number: 7635089
    Abstract: A device is provided for shielding a contactless smartcard or RFID tag from reading. The device can include a first panel for holding and presenting a contactless smartcard, a second panel comprising a shielding material that prevents unauthorized reading of information when the contactless smartcard is in proximity to or resting on the second panel, and a hinge coupling the first panel and the second panel. The hinge keeps the device closed for preventing unauthorized reading, and open when a force is applied for allowing authorized reading. The contactless smartcard can be inserted between the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Identity Stronghold, LLC
    Inventors: Walt Augustinowicz, Robert Brady, Dave Prager, Eric Buffkin, Jeff Nichols
  • Patent number: 7617627
    Abstract: A display assembly having at least one foot including a base member with a first end and a second end. A first member extends upwardly from the first end. A second member extends upwardly from the second end. A resilient clamping member extends from the first member toward the second member. A display is positioned adjacent to the second member. The display assembly further includes a display for positioning on the display holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Archbold Container Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Waidelich
  • Publication number: 20090064554
    Abstract: The invention concerns a tag holder including a support for displaying information, such as a price tag, as well as fixing mechanism adapted to cooperate with a slide or rail provided at the front of a display surface, such as the surface of a shelf of a rack. The fixing mechanism includes a staple with a terminal engagement device cooperating with a lateral end of the slide, and a hinge adapted to enable a first position of the staple inserted into the slide and a second position of the staple internally locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Manuel Alves, Pedro Cunha
  • Patent number: 7451560
    Abstract: The present invention provides a holder for arranging against a wall one or more image carriers such as photos, cards, photo frames, brochures and the like, wherein the holder comprises: a support member for placing along the wall; a fixing member which is connected to the support member and can be arranged against the wall; a first spacer, arranged at a suitable distance from the support member, for arranging the image carrier therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventors: Johan Frederik Kodde, Otto-Jan Staleman
  • Patent number: 7052045
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for labeling the spine or edge of a binder. In an embodiment, the device comprises a housing, a clip attached to the housing and a label encased within the housing. The housing further comprises a base portion and a cover portion, wherein the cover portion is adapted to enclose a label within the base portion of the labeling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Andy Park
  • Patent number: 6785993
    Abstract: A placard holder apparatus and method is provided. The apparatus includes a bracket mounted to a vehicle that is operative to transport a hazardous material. The bracket is operative to slidingly receive and engage with a placard holder. A placard clip may be mounted to the vehicle to prevent the placard holder from exiting the bracket. The placard holder includes a tray with a cavity of sufficient depth to hold a stack of adhesively mounted placards. For each shipment of a hazardous material in the vehicle, a placard with indicia representative of a hazard classification corresponding to the hazardous material may be adhesively mounted in the cavity of the tray. Once the cavity is filled with placards, the placard holder may be removed and replaced with an empty or less full placard holder. The full placard holder may be discarded or recycled to remove the adhesively mounted placards therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Dennis Lea
  • Patent number: 6523292
    Abstract: A printed greeting card is placed within a two-sided frame-like casing which is suspended in a vertical plane such that both sides of the greeting card can be viewed. The casing extends from a combination elongate connector strand and clip. The clip can be releasably attached to any element in a floral arrangement, to a single floral stem, as well as to other gifts such as stuffed animals or gift bags. The greeting card may be a flat card with printing on one or both sides, or may alternatively be folded in half in the fashion of traditional hand-held greeting cards. In all cases, the greeting card is placed within the frame-like casing by insertion through a slot in the side of the casing so that both exterior surfaces are easily viewable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Brenda L. Slavik
  • Patent number: 6367761
    Abstract: A paper holder is provided in which the moving parts are shielded as much as possible to avoid injuring an individual using the same. An elastic biasing member for biasing a moving holding member towards a fixed holding member and thereby securing paper is entirely shielded from contact with an individual and is disposed to extend in a direction towards the fixed holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Hiromori Inc.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6298590
    Abstract: A device for removably holding and pressing a holder or carrier, supporting a graphics or textual display, against the interior of a raisable auto window by means of a leaf spring hooked over the top edge of the window and configured to exert force against the carrier when raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventor: Samuel Levinson
  • Patent number: 5799428
    Abstract: A sign display device consists of a substantially U-shaped bracket with arms that resiliently grip a bar member such as used to form a frame for mounting a poster or sign. Slots extend through the bracket and are sized to receive sign clips that are affixed to the back of a sign. Use of the sign display device permits attaching a secondary sign to a main sign or poster display, with the bracket concealed by the secondary sign and standing out from the surface of the main sign for increased or enhanced visual recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Kansas City Poster Display Company
    Inventor: Gary S. Poindexter
  • Patent number: 5667183
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an improved paper holder for holding paper or the like in a bundle in operating a word processor, a typewriter or a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Hiromori Inc.
    Inventor: Junji Hiromori
  • Patent number: 5511672
    Abstract: A novel mail carrier sorting case arrangement facilitates the sorting of mail according to current conditions. Compartments formed in a case by vertical dividers are provided for each delivery address. Flags reflecting special current delivery situations with respect to particular addresses are temporarily placed across the entrances to corresponding compartments which must be noted by the sorting mail carrier when inserting the mail. The flags are obstructions which will be noticed physically if not visually, and may be readily deflected. The flags are formed of a strip of flexible material mounted on one end on a spring clip readily attachable to and removable from a divider. A flag has one bending point about which the free end of the strip moves inward facilitating the easy insertion of a single piece of mail into the compartment. The strips may be color coded to indicate broad categories of special situations, and may bear readily mounted and removed information cards which carry detailed instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Daniel D. Young
  • Patent number: 5237767
    Abstract: A mounting device is provided for attaching promotional displays, dispensers, or other objects to a shelf in a grocery or other retail store shelf. The mounting device has resilient first and second jaws that are forced into engagement with the shelf by a locking slide. In one preferred embodiment, first jaw and second jaw are oriented at slightly less a 90.degree. angle relative to the body of the mounting device. The body has a vertical slot into which a rack attached to the second jaw slides and a horizontal channel into which a locking slide is inserted to cooperate with the rack. The rack has teeth which mesh with cooperating teeth on a locking slide to move the jaws together. In addition, the body has, for example a price channel, to which an advertising or promotional display device such as a shelftalker, or other object can be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Assignee: ActMedia
    Inventors: George Kringel, James E. Richardson
  • Patent number: 5081777
    Abstract: A picture frame of the type having a frame member with a rearwardly extending peripheral flange and a back panel having an outer edge with the same general outline as the frame member and being arranged to seat against the frame member within the frame member flange includes one or more integral, resilient, cantilevered surface areas at the outer edge of the back panel each of which is arranged to resiliently engage a corresponding surface area of the frame member flange to releasably lock the back panel to the frame member when the former is seated against the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: Bowon Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung-Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 4918847
    Abstract: A combined display board and clip which comprises a first clamping member, a second clamping member, a mechanism for connecting the first and second clamping members in a pivotal position, a spring for urging the first clamping member to a clamping position with respect to the second clamping member, wherein at least one of the first and second clamping members includes a base plate having opposite edges, a cover plate having opposite edges, and an edge-piece having a groove for releaseably receiving and clamping together the edges of the cover plate and the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Alvin Lee Jewelry, Inc.
    Inventor: Yeou-Ching Lee