Clip- Or Clamp-type Holder Patents (Class 40/658)
  • Patent number: 10783811
    Abstract: A clip bracket assembly includes a clip bracket including a base portion and a clip portion, the base portion defining a clearance hole, the base portion and the clip portion together defining an insertion slot, the clip portion configured to hold a display panel inside the insertion slot; and a clip fastener including a head and a shank, the shank extending through the clearance hole defined in the clip bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Tuttle, John Richard Muse, Paul Ott, Travis Walters
  • Patent number: 10588430
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are generally directed to clips and associated systems and methods for securing elongated label tracks. Exemplary embodiments include a top portion, an intermediate portion and a bottom portion. The top portion can be configured to secure to a top surface of a shelf or base deck. The intermediate portion can be configured to retain a portion of an elongated label track against a front face of the shelf or base deck. The bottom portion can be configured to engage a bottom surface of the shelf or base deck and support the elongated label track. The intermediate portion can extend at a first angle with respect to the top portion and a second angle with respect to the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Leslie Brock McKeel, Rhonda Meade
  • Patent number: 10578242
    Abstract: A securing base includes a base seat unit and a clamp unit. The base seat unit includes a base seat formed with a receiving groove, and a securing plate secured to the base seat. The clamp unit includes a clamp member and a bolt member. The clamp member has an engaging segment disposed within the receiving groove, and a clamp segment disposed outside of the base seat unit. The bolt member extends drivingly through the engaging segment and extends rotatably into the securing plate. Rotation of the bolt member drives the clamp member to move along the bolt member, thereby moving the clamp segment to be distal from or proximate to the securing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MODERNSOLID INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 10571071
    Abstract: A securing base includes a base seat unit and a clamp unit. The base seat unit includes a base seat formed with a receiving groove. The clamp unit includes a clamp member and a bolt member. The clamp member has an engaging segment disposed within the receiving groove, a clamp segment disposed outside of the base seat unit, and a connecting segment interconnecting the engaging segment and the clamp segment, and cooperating with the engaging segment and the clamp segment to define a clamp space which gradually shrinks in size away from the connecting segment. The bolt member extends drivingly through the engaging segment. Rotation of the bolt member drives the clamp member to move along the bolt member, thereby moving the clamp segment along an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MODERNSOLID INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 9924943
    Abstract: A jaw member for use on a surgical stapling instrument includes a cartridge assembly and a cartridge housing each having an arcuate configuration. The cartridge assembly includes a surface configured to engage tissue and a plurality of rows of fastener retaining slots extending along a length of the cartridge assembly. The cartridge housing defines a channel configured for receipt of the cartridge assembly. The cartridge housing includes a base portion and a plurality of tabs. The base portion has a concave inner edge and a convex outer edge. The tabs extend from the concave inner edge and the convex outer edge. The tabs are spaced from one another along a length of the cartridge housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Venkata Ramana Mohan Pinjala, Rajasekhar Nukala
  • Patent number: 9640094
    Abstract: A sign holder includes a sign sleeve having a width and being defined by a viewing flange, a base flange and a first joint that couples the viewing flange to the base flange. At least one protruding member has a width and is coupled to and extends from the base flange at an at least one second joint. Each protruding member includes a leg portion and at least two hook portions coupled to the leg portion at an at least one third joint. The leg portion is oriented relative to the base flange by a first angle and each hook portion is oriented relative to the leg portion by a second angle. The width of the sign sleeve is greater than the width of the at least one protruding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Q. Trinh, Judd S. Kivi, Kristin A. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 9640092
    Abstract: A placard clip assembly includes a torsion placard clip, and a container clip for releasably attaching the torsion placard clip to an adjacent surface. The torsion placard clip includes first and second elongated overlying tongues integrally formed together at a torsion joint, and defining an expandable space therebetween for receiving and frictionally engaging a display placard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. VonCannon
  • Patent number: 9604373
    Abstract: Provided is a shaver including a cartridge and a handle body. The cartridge includes a cartridge body formed in a rectangular frame shape; a plurality of blades installed in the cartridge body in the side-to-side direction of the cartridge body, each of the blades having a front portion bent downward; pair of side fixation slots formed on left and right frames of the cartridge body, respectively, so as to fix the left and right ends of each blade; a supporter connecting upper and lower frames of the cartridge body; and an inside fixation slot formed on the supporter so as to fix a portion of each blade. The handle body is coupled to the cartridge body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DORCO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Ho Park, Byung Sun An
  • Patent number: 9308769
    Abstract: A tabbed note includes a note sheet or card having an opening and a binder clip. A binder clip is inserted through the opening and positioned to block the opening from a front view of the tabbed note. In an implementation, a bottom edge of the binder clip clips to a contact point on the card below the slit. A length of the card above the contact point is longer than a length of the handles of the binder clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Janet K. Lau
  • Patent number: 9053647
    Abstract: A hands free holding assembly for retaining a placard proximate a user includes an engaging portion of a holder that may be operationally coupled to a fixture. The holder is retained on the fixture so a retaining portion of the holder is directed away from the fixture. The retaining portion of the holder may engage the placard. The placard is retained at a position is visible to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Chris D. Fricke
  • Patent number: 9038300
    Abstract: A label holder includes a base, a sign sleeve for receiving at least one printed price label and a living hinge coupling the base to the sign sleeve. The sign sleeve is defined by a main panel that is substantially planar and a return flange that is coupled to the main panel at a joined end. The return flange extends upward from the joined end and terminates at an end located along the main panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Theisen, Erin L. Zobel, William Y. Stafford, Robert M. Gray
  • Patent number: 8966794
    Abstract: A tray unit having a tray that is open at the top and a card holder mounted to the outer peripheral face of the tray. The tray has a bottom face, an outer peripheral wall that rises upward from the outer peripheral part of the bottom face, and a flange extending from the upper face side of the outer peripheral wall in the outer peripheral direction. The card holder has a card insertion portion along the outer peripheral wall of the tray and to the outside of the outer peripheral wall, and to which a card is removably inserted, and a guide portion that is provided at the upper part of the card insertion portion and has formed thereon a sloped face that increases in height from the outer peripheral wall of the tray in the outer peripheral direction of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kuromitsu, Mitsuaki Ishikawa, Chikara Takauo, Tooru Kusanagi
  • Publication number: 20150052792
    Abstract: A notebook labeling system that includes a variety of mounts to detachably attach a label to a notebook. The label includes an indicia surface that forms a visible, external display of indicia along a longitudinal axis of a notebook binder. The indicia identify and categorize the notebook. The label includes a mounting surface that utilizes an adhesive, clasps, and an elastic cord to attach the label to the notebook. The adhesive adheres to a pair of covers on the notebook for mounting the label to the notebook. The clasp pivots to a clamped position to form a tight clamp on the pair of covers or the binder. The clamp secures the label to the notebook. The elastic cord wraps around the cover to mount the label to the notebook. The label is viewable from an upright position, a flat position, or when multiple notebooks are stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: John Iovine
  • Patent number: 8857086
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a terminal marker used to identify a terminal block. The terminal marker includes a front having a print surface, a back, sides, and flexible legs. The flexible legs can be positioned in a natural state for installation in the terminal block or a compressed state for obtaining a marking from a printer. In the natural state, the flexible legs extend at an angle with respect to the print surface of the terminal marker. In the compressed state, the flexible legs extend outward beyond of the sides of the terminal marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Adams, David Scott Morrison, Jennifer Lynn Schwert
  • Patent number: 8839493
    Abstract: A paper holder is provided which can reliably hold paper, reliably pull out an uppermost piece of paper one by one and, further, leave a straight and clear torn trace on paper such that dust is hardly produced. The paper holder has a case 10 in which a mount portion 12 including a bottom surface portion 11 and an upper covering portion 15 are detachably engaged and integrally formed, and in which a paper insertion opening 19 is formed, and has in the case 10 a holding piece 20 that holds inserted paper and that is provided with a blade 40. The paper holder has an elastic member 30 that biases the holding piece 20 by means of spring force applied in a direction in which the paper is pulled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: GI Technos Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140208625
    Abstract: An information display apparatus is provided. The information display apparatus is configured to display information in a retail setting. A label holder may be configured to be coupled to multiple different types of displays. The label holder may display information regarding merchandise for sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Mary Kirby
  • Patent number: 8783642
    Abstract: A method for fastening items (2) such as posters, photos or banners, which in the edge for hanging have a poster hanging bar or rail (3) manufactured from a magnetic material, to an object such as a poster roll up unit (15), which is provided with one or more magnets (5) to which the rail (3) can be connected, the magnets (5) being placed in a recess in relation to the object's surface. Poster roll up units (15) are provided with built in magnets (5) for fastening and fixing items (2) by magnetic connection between the magnets (5) and the rail (3), mounted in the item's (2) edge for hanging. Items such as posters are simply, inexpensively and efficiently mounted and fastened to objects such as poster roll up units (15), without safety risks and requirements for space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Magsee GmbH
    Inventor: Tomas Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8776414
    Abstract: A media display assembly comprises a support and a sign holder. The support defines a substantially vertical section, a substantially horizontal section, and a bent transition section extending between the substantially vertical section and the substantially horizontal section. The support is formed in a substantially L-shape. The sign holder includes a first panel and a second panel sized substantially identically to the first panel. The first panel and the second panel are coupled to one another along a closed edge of the sign holder and define a slot therebetween them for receiving a sign. The second panel of the sign holder is coupled to the substantially vertical section of the support on a side of the substantially vertical section opposite the substantially horizontal section. The second panel of the sign holder extends in a plane substantially perpendicular to the substantially horizontal section of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Amy M. Bacskai, Robert G. Logan, David Cheney
  • Patent number: 8763215
    Abstract: A structure for quickly clipping an advertising curtain includes a first frame, a second frame secured to the first frame so as to form a guide-groove space and a clipping space and at least a fastener arranged in the guide-groove space, wherein the fastener includes a first connecting part and a second connecting part pivoted with the first connecting part, wherein the second connecting part includes a compressible portion laterally extending from two sides thereof at an end of the second connecting part, wherein the compressible portion of the second connecting part has two ends abutting against sidewalls of the guide-groove space such that the first and second frames can be quickly assembled or disassembled due to the guide-groove space being pushed to expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Ruei-Hsing Lin
  • Patent number: 8640875
    Abstract: A tray holder tag support for attachment of signage to an edge of a tray. The tray is characterized as having a base and upstanding sides emanating therefrom, at least one of the sides terminating in a lip, the lip having a width. The tray holder tag support includes a planar region which when applied to the tray extends proximate one of the side walls. A clip or pair of clips are provided each having a first segment appended to and extending from the planar region, the first segment(s) being of a length greater than the width of said lip. Second segment(s) extend substantially downwardly from the first segment(s) and third segment(s) extend from the second segment(s) and are sized to extend under the lip when the tray holder tag support is appended to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin L. Garfinkle
  • Patent number: 8613156
    Abstract: A method of providing a shelf-attached tag holder defining an upwardly-open slot for receiving a main price tag and further having a slip-fit top attachment system; and placing a main price tag into the upwardly-open slot in a visible position. The method also includes temporarily attaching a supplemental information tag by sliding a top edge of the supplemental information tag into the downwardly-open front throat with a folded attachment flange providing positive engagement with the slip-fit top attachment system, with the supplemental information tag being positioned in front of the main price tag. The method also includes, after the step of temporarily attaching, a step of pulling the supplemental information price tag downwardly with sufficient force to overcome the positive engagement of the folded attachment flange to thus remove the supplemental information tag without disturbing the main price tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Grandville Printing Company
    Inventors: Chris E. Nunez, Robert J. Wojczynski
  • Patent number: 8578641
    Abstract: A thin, illuminatable graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail having an elongated first edge and an elongated second edge; an elongated cover rail having an elongated planar portion arranged along one edge thereof, and an elongated ā€œJā€ shaped portion arranged along a second edge thereof, the elongated cover rail pivotable between an open orientation and a closed graphic or panel restraining position; an elongated receiving channel arranged in the elongated second edge of the base rail, with a biasing member arranged therein, and a fixture support first channel and a fixture support second channel on an outer lower side of the base rail, to enable the illuminable graphic support assembly to be selectively secured to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Pual P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8458942
    Abstract: An alignment guide for maintaining perpendicularity between an elongated anchor rail secured to an overhead support and a sign supporting elongated adjustment rail, comprising: a guide housing having an anchor rail receiving channel arranged across an upper surface thereof; an adjustment rail receiving channel arranged across a lower side of the guide housing, wherein the anchor rail receiving channel and the adjustment rail receiving channel are perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Publication number: 20130061500
    Abstract: A single panel label holder for a product display supports a label for display to shoppers. The single panel traps the label against an adjacent surface of a corresponding shelf. The label holder includes a member for securing the label holder to the shelf. The securing member can include a clip for selectively mounting the label holder to a return flange of a shelf. Alternatively, an adhesive portion is employed to adhere the label holder to the shelf. The securing member could include an end wall joined to a lower wall via a hinge with the end wall extending over a distal end of a return flange of the shelf. Or, the securing member could include at least one flexible fin which engages a return flange of the shelf. A rear surface of the single panel can be textured or provided with protrusions, nubs, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Gregory M. Bird, Paul Mueller, Gerald Szpak, William H. Walker, Shane Obitts
  • Patent number: 8308880
    Abstract: A sign support includes a mounting bracket and a sign holder. The mounting bracket selectively engages an associated fixture. The sign holder has a mounting bracket engaging member and a sign holding member that engages and holds a sign. An adhesive fastens the mounting bracket engaging member to the mounting bracket. The adhesive is an upstream adhesive such that the user receives the mounting bracket already bonded to the sign holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: K-International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. White
  • Patent number: 8286376
    Abstract: A tray-tag that can be mounted on a tray and display information about items on the tray is provided. A tray-tag of the present invention includes a face plate having front and back surfaces. The front surface of the face plate is adapted to have indicia thereon that display information about the items on the tray. The tray-tag also includes a mounting assembly capable of selectively and securely coupling the tray-tag to a tray. The mounting assembly includes an engagement flap and first and second support tabs. The engagement flap and the support tabs securely couple the tray-tag to the tray. The engagement flap extends over a rim of the tray, while the support tabs extend underneath the rim to couple the tray-tag to the tray. Additionally, the support tabs maintain the face plate in a generally vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Michael J. Nikols
  • Patent number: 8261772
    Abstract: A fluid distribution system including an elongated manifold defining fluid ports, lengthwise ridges, and radial ridges. Label plates couple to the manifold and have a planar body with a front side for indicating information related to the respective port. A finger extends from each label plate and has two inwardly turned prongs for coupling to a first lengthwise ridge. The prongs form a space for capturing a radial ridge. A collar also extends from the planar body for coupling to the port. The planar body also has three stiffening bars on a back side thereof. Each stiffening bar includes a feature for coupling to a second lengthwise ridge on the manifold body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lake, Jeffrey A. Scilingo
  • Patent number: 8234806
    Abstract: A ticket holding system mounted over a cooking station in view of a user of the cooking station and for holding one or more order tickets for meals being prepared and viewable by the user. The ticket holding system includes an elongated ticket holder; an elongated ticket retainer that is secured to a face surface of the elongated ticket holder and capable of releasably retaining one or more order tickets; and a pair of brackets that support the ticket holder at a position disposed over the cooking station. The pair of brackets are mounted from respective support surfaces that are spaced apart so that the brackets are spaced from each other and mount the ticket holder therebetween. The pair of brackets and ticket holder are cooperatively constructed and arranged so that the ticket holder can be both pivotal relative to the brackets and adjusted in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Raheb Stanley LLC
    Inventor: Gregory A. Raheb
  • Patent number: 8205844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved connector assembly for attaching objects to supports. The connector assembly has both a male connector and a female connector capable of being removably attached to each other. The male connector includes an engagement portion that extends from a contact surface and a support structure for attaching to an accessory. The female connector includes a hooked portion that extends from a female contact surface and receives the engagement portion of the male connector. Once connected, the male contact surface and the female contact surface may contact each other. The female connector may be attached to a structure, such as a wall, a free standing structure, or other attachment structure. Further, the male connector may be connected at various locations along the female connector, providing flexibility to attach the male connector at more than one location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Steffens Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Erickson, Charles J. Steffens
  • Patent number: 8196325
    Abstract: A thin, graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail and an elongated cover rail which come together around a board to form four sides of a frame. A spring mechanism is fully captured after the base rail and cover rail are assembled together, and the angle and position of the spring channel allows the hinge location to be at the top/outer edge of the frame. The elongated base rail and elongated cover rail can be oriented in a parallel relationship when closed for capturing a display panel or a perpendicular relationship when open for inserting or removing a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous, Rebecca C. Suciu, Paul P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8176666
    Abstract: A sign holder includes a sleeve, a support and a plurality of rings. The sleeve has a front portion having a first height and a back portion having a second height that is greater than the first height of the front portion. The back portion is connected to the front portion by a bottom connecting portion and includes a plurality of spaced apart apertures that extend through a thickness of the back portion and are located along the back portion at least partially above the corresponding first height of the front portion. The support includes a support member and a connecting member connected to the support member. The connecting member is substantially perpendicular to the support member and is attached to a backward facing surface of the back portion. The plurality of rings are each threaded through one of the apertures in the back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Erica A. Martin, Tracy M. Tonnessen
  • 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: 8117719
    Abstract: A system for engaging and supporting a flat piece of cardstock. The system utilizes a clip. The clip is made from a continuous strip of material. The clip is configured into four sections that are delineated by three bends. A first clip structure is defined by a first section, a first bend and a second section. The first clip structure is capable of receiving and retaining a portion of a flat piece of cardstock. Likewise, a second clip structure is defined by a second section, a second bend and a third section. The second clip structure is capable of receiving and retaining a portion of a different piece of cardstock. The clip can be supported or interconnected to other clips by a detachable tubular element, such as a straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Edward R. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8099891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a holder clip (1) for cards, such as identification cards, comprising two holding arms (3, 4) interconnected by a yoke (2) and defining between them a card reception slot (5). In order to be able to hold also cards of various thicknesses with adequate holding force by means of the holder clip (1), the present invention is so conceived that at least one of the two holding arms (3, 4) is provided with at least one contact-pressure pad (6) bulging, at least in certain sections thereof, towards the respective other holding arm (3, 4), said contact-pressure pad (6) consisting of a material that is different from the material of the holding arms (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Durable Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Patent number: 8079165
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a portable shopping aid used to mount a shopping list, coupons, or other documents. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the aid is configured to sacrifice a writing surface in favor of portability, by providing a small body that may be easily inserted into a pocket or handbag. The body includes a clamp for mounting the aid onto a push bar of a shopping cart, for hands free viewing during shopping, as well as a document clip mechanism that clips documents by their ends closest to the push bar. In order to provide structural rigidity to retained documents, and notwithstanding the absence of a writing surface or clipboard, the clip mechanism is configured to crease documents. The shopping aid also includes feet for standing the aid upright, on a flat surface, and means for mounting the aid magnetically on a refrigerator wall, in all cases such that retained documents are presented in a convenient reading orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventors: Michael J. Buerchner, Christopher N. Pericles, Michael J. Strasser, William G. Tannen
  • Patent number: 8061070
    Abstract: There are disclosed embodiments of a marking clip for marking garments which may be stacked flat on a surface. The marking clip is generally U-shaped with leg portions joined by a bight portion and is preferably molded of flexible, resilient, plastics material and bears repetitive indicia along the outer surface of the leg and bight portions. Two or more marking clips may be coupled to provide selected combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Paul A. Chamandy
  • Patent number: 8025146
    Abstract: Improvements in a compliant upright drink insulator attachment device that is works with a standard drink insulator. The attachment device uses two parts where one part mates with the second part to slip through a standard insulated drink holder. These insulated drink holders are commonly called coolies or koozies and are manufactured with a central hole to allow for draining. A clip connects a compliant cord to one or both of the two parts. The compliant cord is configured as a coiled cord. A weight is connected to the free end of the compliant cord to keep the insulated drink holder in an upright orientation in the water. The compliant cord allows the weight to move semi independent from the insulated drink holder, and further allows the weight to be stored within the insulated drink holder for storage when it is not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Lee P. Willis, Marilyn Elaine Willis, Cory Lee Willis, Trevor Willis, Spencer Tyler Willis
  • Patent number: 8011126
    Abstract: A price-and-information tag includes front and rear surfaces both having product and price information. The tag includes a pre-fold line and a perforated line dividing the sheet into spaced-apart first and second sections. When bi-folded, the first section fits into an upwardly-open pocket of an extruded tag holder, with the second section in front of the tag holder and hiding the first section. Further, the second section can be torn off along the perforated line to reveal the information on the first section with minimal labor. A picture on the tag allows a non-reading installer to place the tag. Methods related to same are also shown, including double folding the elongated sheet and then using the first section to engage a tag holder with only the information on the second section being visible, the second section being later torn off to reveal the information on the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Grandville Printing Company
    Inventors: Chris E. Nunez, Dennis M. Kucharczyk
  • Patent number: 7992260
    Abstract: An improved binder clip is provided. The binder clip includes a clamping means, opposed gripping means attached to the clamping means, and a label holder that is attached to, or that is integral with, the clamping means. An identifying label is inserted into the label holder for easy identification of the material that is bound by the binder clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Brett A. Juilly
  • Patent number: 7966758
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improved file folder identification is described. The apparatus includes a file tab having a tab portion rotatably coupled to a base. In one embodiment, a file folder identification apparatus is described. The apparatus includes a base comprising a first coupling portion and a second coupling portion adapted to couple to a file folder, the second coupling portion opposing the first coupling portion, and a tab portion comprising a temporary fastener detachably and rotatably coupled to the second coupling portion and a face configured to retain identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Susan Scott Watts
  • Patent number: 7946246
    Abstract: A hand held magnetic test panel holder that will attach metal or paper test panels magnetically, and will magnetically attach to a metal wall or surface. Its main body is formed to provide a handle and an extension to provide space to hold a test panel at a distance to paint a test panel without the paint coming in contact with the user's hand. This hand held magnetic test panel holder holds a metal clip board with its magnet, which in turn will hold a paper test panel. The user will paint the test panel with a paint spraying device with one hand, and hold the hand held magnetic test panel holder with the other hand. When not in use, the device will magnetically attach to a metal wall for storage and when paint is in the drying process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Clifford J. Silverman
  • Publication number: 20110047845
    Abstract: A device for removably mounting a label proximate a surroundable member such as a handle of a stackable chair. The device includes a body member having a first panel portion adapted to carry a label and an opposite second panel portion. Each of the first and second panel portions define inboard and outboard sides. A flexible portion is joined to and extends between the inboard sides of the panel portions. The flexible portion is adapted to flex around the surroundable member between a wrapped configuration and an unwrapped configuration. The second panel portion is releasably securable proximate the first panel portion in the wrapped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Peter W. BARILE
  • Patent number: 7877916
    Abstract: There are disclosed embodiments of a marking clip for marking garments which may be stacked flat on a surface. The marking clip is generally U-shaped with leg portions joined by a bight portion and is preferably molded of flexible, resilient, plastics material and bears repetitive indicia along the outer surface of the leg and bight portions. Two or more marking clips may be coupled to provide selected combinations. A label strip with respective indicia and with an RFID transponder and/or a machine-readable code can be adhesively adhered either directly to a garment across a fold or to the marking clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Paul A. Chamandy
  • Patent number: 7874088
    Abstract: A tray-tag that can be mounted on a tray and display information about items on the tray is provided. A tray-tag of the present invention includes a face plate having front and back surfaces. The front surface of the face plate is adapted to have indicia thereon that display information about the items on the tray. The tray-tag also includes a mounting assembly capable of selectively and securely coupling the tray-tag to a tray. The mounting assembly includes an engagement flap and first and second support tabs. The engagement flap and the support tabs securely couple the tray-tag to the tray. The engagement flap extends over a rim of the tray, while the support tabs extend underneath the rim to couple the tray-tag to the tray. Additionally, the support tabs maintain the face plate in a generally vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Michael J. Nikols
  • Patent number: 7874090
    Abstract: At least two upright subassemblies, each with a base, radial positioning members; an outer tubular member, an inner tubular member slidably received in the outer tubular member; a plunger for selective engagement with aperture(s) in the outer tubular member, upper and lower horizontal bars secured to the radial positioning members, and a flexible display secured to each set of upper and lower horizontal bars, the radial positioning members for selective positioning between selected convex, concave, in-line and right angle positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Rodger H. Flagg
  • Patent number: 7856745
    Abstract: Information-bearing articles (10,50,100,100?,150, . . . 850) for securing to flexible tubing (38) such as catheters and their extension tubes, to provide important information about the tubing (38) such as flow rating or contraindications on types of cleaning fluid not to be used therewith. The devices are provided with large outwardly facing indicia-bearing surfaces (30,32;70,72;120,122; . . . 834) and may be clipped directly to the tubing (38) at a selected location therealong, or be clipped directly to a clamp member (40,330) that is disposed along and around the tubing for clamping the tubing (38) when desired to occlude fluid flow therethrough. Those devices (10,100,100?,550, . . . 750) clippable to the tubing may have a C-shaped channel (18,20,58,108,554,604) therealong that may be flexed open to be placed about the tubing, which may be temporarily compressed as well to enter the channel, or the devices may be rings (800,850) that clip closed about the tubing (38). Other devices (200,250, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Components Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Schweikert, Kenneth J. Chesnin, John Stephens, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: 7849622
    Abstract: A clip has an inner convolution, an outer convolution, a connecting element, a stem and a label. The inner convolution generally includes a first leg and a second leg. The inner convolution legs have a distal end and a proximal end and the legs are connected at their proximal ends. The outer convolution generally includes a first leg and a second leg. The outer convolution legs have a distal end and a proximal end and the legs are connected at their proximal ends. The connecting element generally connects the inner convolution to the outer convolution such that the inner and outer convolutions are disposed in a substantially common plane, with the inner convolution within the outer convolution, and such that the connected proximal end of the inner convolution legs may be flexibly moved transversely or away from the connected proximal end of the outer convolution legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Amal Flores
  • Patent number: 7832063
    Abstract: A paper holder has a holding piece made of an elastic material such as synthetic rubber provided with a fixed portion in a flat-plate-like shape and a holding portion integrally formed with the fixed portion at a connection top portion having a joint portion with a long and thin cross section in a direction orthogonal to the insertion direction of papers. The papers are clipped between a holding end portion located on the other side of the connection top portion and a case by return force of the holding portion that rotates with the connection top portion as a fulcrum. An attached elastic auxiliary member adds the return force by regulating the movement of the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: NS Planning, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20100252473
    Abstract: The system contains at least two elongated feet attached to a wall of the sterilization case. Each of the feet is approximately parallel to the wall of the sterilization case and attached to the wall. At least one leg is integral with the each of the elongated feet. At least one retaining element extends from each of the legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Gary T. Dane, Kraig Herman Allen
  • Patent number: 7774965
    Abstract: An illuminated emergency sign comprises a main body, a rotary body, side covers, a circuit board, a LED lamp indicator, an acrylic sign panel, and a canopy. The acrylic sign panel is connected to the lower end of the rotary body. In the rotary body is disposed a LED lamp panel. The LED lamp indicator is disposed on the LED lamp panel. The rotary body is rotatably connected to the lower end of the main body. In the main body is disposed a battery. The side covers are connected to both ends of each of the main body and the rotary body. The canopy is disposed on the top of the main body. The sign panel of such an illuminated emergency sign can be rotated within 180 degrees and fixed at a proper angle under action of the friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Je Woo Corporation, Ltd., Hui Yang
    Inventor: Sung-Keun Lee