Fastener Patents (Class 40/662)
  • Patent number: 11214435
    Abstract: A tag to be fixed to a connecting thread to a filter bag for infusion products has a flat body delimited by a perimeter edge; a first slit, starting from a first point of a side of the perimeter edge; a second slit and a third slit, starting from respective points of such side of the perimeter edge arranged on opposite sides with respect to the first starting point of the first slit. At least one of the second and third slits exhibits, starting from the respective starting point on said side, a progression and a development directed towards a point of a straight line in the plane of the body of the tag and perpendicular to said side at the first starting point of the first slit; the first slit, the second slit and the third slit being such as to enable passage there-through of a connecting thread, for fixing the tag to the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 10475357
    Abstract: Baggage identification tags and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. An example method includes providing first and second lines of weakness extending only through the liner. A first portion of the liner between the first line of weakness and the first end forms a first liner backing of a claim check, a second portion of the liner is formed between the first line of weakness and the second line of weakness, a third portion of the liner between the second line of weakness and the second end forms a second liner backing of a baggage identification tag. The method includes providing instructions to remove the first portion of the liner by peeling the first portion of the liner from the first line of weakness in a first direction toward the first end and enabling the second portion of the liner to separate from the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Angela Kimes
  • Patent number: 9371044
    Abstract: An emblem assembly for a vehicle having a number of attachment features such as two locating-pins, two opposing force clips, an orthogonal force clip, and an adhesive. A body panel having an embossed emblem-mating surface defining a number of attachment features such as a 2-way locating-slot, a 4-way locating-hole, a central void with opposing substantially parallel edges, a clip retention slot with an orthogonal edge, and a panel surface area for adhesive contact. The emblem assembly and the emblem-mating surface features combine to provide an effective support for an emblem on a body panel of a vehicle. The emblem may be located on a tailgate of a pickup with an aluminum body panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventors: Hossein Jacob Sadri, Geoffrey John Cooper, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Patent number: 9355577
    Abstract: A unitary tag article is provided that may be characterized as a one-piece elastic sheet. The one-piece tag includes a fastener portion and a label portion that are formed from the same elastic sheet. The fastener portion is adapted to fasten onto an item, and the label portion is adapted to identify the item or provide information about the item. In one or more embodiments, the one-piece tag may serve a dual purpose of bundling items and identifying or providing information about said items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Ginger Coleman, Peter Ferguson, Bridget Harvey, Michael Hughes, Rusty Smoke, Richard R. Spencer
  • Patent number: 9241748
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits for binding bone. The system may include an encircling member and a fastening member that secures the encircling member in a loop around a portion of bone. In some embodiments, the fastening member may include any combination of the following: a cutting window, a guide aperture to guide a jaw of a crimping tool to a crimp region of the fastening member, multiple crimp regions, and/or apertures to receive adjustable prong members, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Acute Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Sara Russi, Andrew W. Seykora, Mariah Knight
  • Patent number: 9073671
    Abstract: A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. In some implementations, the case may feature a display window that, in combination with materials of the biometric monitoring device, may mask a display of the biometric monitoring device from view when the display is off and may allow the display to be seen when the display is displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Joseph Francisco, James Park
  • Patent number: 9027955
    Abstract: First support portions 71 and 72 positioned on a predetermined straight line L2 approximately perpendicular to a broken line of a hinge portion is set in a support portion 70 that supports a back plate 27 with respect to a back face side of a door portion 36. Second and third support portions 73 and 74 positioned in line symmetry with respect to the straight line L2, are set in the support portion 70. It is possible to receive the centrifugal force, which is applied to the back plate 27 due to the expansion of the door portion 36, with good balance by the first to third support portions 71, 72, 73, and 74. An emblem 24 can be reliably fixed to the door portion 36 with preventing a fixing pin 31 from being excessively locked into a through hole 33 more than necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Nihon Plast Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuya Muramatsu, Tomohiro Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20150092327
    Abstract: A pull tab with exchangeable identification marker for pluggable communications modules is provided. In general, the pull tab includes an identification region that receives an exchangeable identification marker. The exchangeable identification marker is attached to the pull tab via at least one of compression, fastening, clipping, spring force, and retention features built into the pull tab. This attachment can be permanent, semi-permanent, removable, and combinations thereof. Moreover, the exchangeable identification marker can be attached to, and even removed from, the pull tab while the pluggable communications module is connected to other communications equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: David Meadowcroft
  • Publication number: 20150040446
    Abstract: In an outdoor unit, at least the name of a refrigerant used is indicated on the outer side of a cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jiro NAKASU, Hiroaki MAKINO, Minoru ISHII, Kenta KAWAHARA, Wataru YAMADA, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140366416
    Abstract: A point of purchase display for coupling to a commercial product on display at a retail store. The point of purchase display includes a flexible and wrinkle-resistant sheet material having indicia displayed thereon and at least one coupling member for coupling the sheet material to the commercial product. In example forms, the indicia being displayed on the sheet material is provided for advertisement or instructional purposes of the commercial product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony STEPHANOPOULOS
  • Publication number: 20140338241
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement of multiple identification plates (10) for identifying objects. Each identification plate (10) has a flat material strip which has a front surface and a rear surface, which extends in a longitudinal direction between two ends, and which has at least one fixing tab (16), the tab being connected to the front surface and extending at a distance from the front surface in some sections. According to the invention, a base (40) is provided on which the identification plates (10) are removably fixed, the identification plate front surfaces and rear surfaces each lying on one plane, and the base (40) has a number of fixing openings (42), the number corresponding to the number of fixing tabs. One of the fixing tabs (16) protrudes through each of the fixing openings, and the fixing tabs (16) are removably fixed to the base (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Bier, Juergen Schmid, Andreas Hetzel
  • Publication number: 20140082980
    Abstract: A labeling tag for transmission lines, such as flexible electronic or electric cables or flexible fluid tubing, line comprises a body having a front surface, a back surface and a side edge with an inscribable area either or both of the back and front surfaces. Engagement members extend in opposite directions from the side edge and secure the tag to the transmission line. The engagement members comprising a frame defining a substantially enclosed area sized to receive the transmission line and which is shaped such that the transmission line is wedged between edges of said enclosed area when said tag is applied to a transmission line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Alan E. Sherman, Neil E. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20140068983
    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: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Adams, David Scott Morrison, Jennifer Lynn Schwert
  • Patent number: 8646199
    Abstract: A tag assembly for securing a tag to a pair of eyeglasses, wherein the eyeglasses have a frame for holding a pair of lenses and two hinged legs. The tag assembly includes a tag, a shrink tube and optionally an electronic identification device (“EID”), a hook, an information panel and a substantially flat pad. The body of the tag is inserted into the opening in the shrink tube and the tag assembly receives one of the first hinged legs of the pair of eyeglasses. The shrink tube secures the hinged leg in the tag assembly upon the application of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Norman, Jake Strassburger
  • Patent number: 8601732
    Abstract: A tag assembly for securing a tag to a pair of eyeglasses that has a frame for holding a pair of lenses and first and second hinged legs. The tag assembly includes a tag, a label, a pad and a shrink tube. The tag includes a body that can have a hook extending from one end and a pair of slotted members extending from the front surface. The label has opposing side edges that are inserted into the slotted members. The pad has an adhesive side that secures the pad to the rear surface of the body and a friction side. The tag assembly is inserted in the shrink tube and receives one of the hinged legs of the pair of eyeglasses between the friction side of the pad and the shrink tube. The shrink tube secures the hinged leg in the tag assembly upon the application of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman, Jake Strassburger
  • Patent number: 8424231
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking clothing usage are disclosed. A representative method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes selecting an item of clothing and, before or after the item of clothing is worn a first time, removably attaching a first tag to the item of clothing. The first tag has a first fixedly integrated identifier having a characteristic attribute with a first value. After the item of clothing is worn at least one time with the first tag, the first tag can be removed and a second tag is removably attached to the item of clothing, with the second tag having a second fixedly integrated identifier with a second value of the characteristic attribute that is different than the first value. After the item is worn at least one time with the second tag, the item of clothing is designated for cleaning, and the second tag is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Nancy Ellen Sliwa
  • Publication number: 20130082113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security device for improving the marketing impact of an article of commerce. The device generally includes a housing having a base and a cover with the cover having at least one opening to allow for the insertion of an attachment mechanism. The housing element of the present invention in one embodiment is in a shape representing a particular theme such as a particular trademark, trade dress, special events, commemorative events, historical events and combinations thereof. The housing may contain an RFID device and/or an electronic article security device. The present invention also provides a method of attaching a security device described herein to an article of commerce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130074299
    Abstract: A casket comprises a casket shell adapted to receive the remains of a deceased and a casket cap closable on the casket shell. The cap includes a dish assembly mounted to an underside thereof including a cap panel of a sheet of magnetic material. At least one medallion is removably mounted on the cap panel. The medallion comprises a medallion blank having at least one magnet on a rear side thereof and having a recess on a front side thereof, and a button removably received in the recess of the medallion blank. The button comprises a button front, a magnetic metallic button back, and a two-dimensional image overlying an upper surface of the button front.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Ilija Rojdev
  • Publication number: 20120102802
    Abstract: A device (10; 20) for marking an item for the purpose of its identification, includes: a tip (14; 24) designed to pass through the item to be marked or a packaging containing this item, a head (12; 22) that has two opposite surfaces, with the tip extending from a first surface of the two surfaces, characterized in that on the side of the second opposite surface, the head has a printed zone that is protected by a transparent protective cover (16; 30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: EXAQTWORLD
    Inventors: Tamas Lodi, Alain Favier
  • Publication number: 20120042551
    Abstract: Towel tags to permit minimizing the use of water and detergent during washing and minimizing wear and tear of towels, the spread of germs and diseases between towel users, and minimizing the use of energy, and saving money. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Susan MANCHIN
  • Patent number: 8037631
    Abstract: A display mounting kit, system, and method are disclosed utilizing first and second primary releasable attachment elements that are secured about the periphery of a display panel and in a substantially corresponding relationship on a mounting surface, respectively. At least one supplementary fastening element having two interlocking component pieces for selective engagement with each other provides secure mounting between the display panel and the mounting surface. The at least one supplementary fastening element can also be utilized as a stand-alone primary fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Truck Ads, LLC
    Inventor: Rod Harris
  • Publication number: 20110102155
    Abstract: Disclosed is a digital price displayer and an ESL system comprising the same, wherein the displayer includes a power supplier mounted on a product-displayed shelf for supplying a power; a display main body attachable to and detachable from the shelf and receiving power supplied from the power supplier, and outputting a price, a specification and an advertisement image of a product displayed on the shelf; an accommodator provided at the shelf, formed at one side with an anode and formed at the other side with a cathode for the display main body to be electrically connected to the power supplier if the display main body is fixed to the accommodator; and a coupler provided at the display main body to be slidingly coupled with the accommodator for electrical connection with the anode and the cathode and to prevent from being separated from the accommodator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaeyeon Choi, Yongtaek Oh, Jubong Park
  • Patent number: 7928849
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an electronic tag housing used to support electronic tags to an article with a shrink wrap tube. The present invention provides an electronic tag assembly, including a housing, having a base and a cover attachable to the base. The housing includes a cavity for supporting an electronic tag. A heat shrinkable tube is supported by the housing between the cover and attachable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: B&G International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman, Robert Whittemore
  • Patent number: 7893838
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an electronic tag housing used to support electronic tags to an article with a shrink wrap tube. The present invention provides an electronic tag assembly, including a housing, having a base and a cover attachable to the base. The housing includes a cavity for supporting an electronic tag. A heat shrinkable tube is supported by the housing between the cover and attachable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: B&G International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman, Robert Whittemore
  • Publication number: 20110023343
    Abstract: A tag for tracking inventory levels and uses of an implant. The tag has a first component having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a second component having a proximal portion and distal portion. Additionally, the tag has an implant receiving cavity formed by the distal portion of the first component and the distal portion of the second component. Furthermore, the tag has a planar surface formed by the proximal portion of the first component and the proximal portion of the second component. The planar surface extending from the implant receiving cavity such that the planar surface is substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis of the implant received within the implant receiving cavity. In addition, the tag has a tamper evident locking mechanism configured for locking the first component to the second component. Additionally, at least a portion of the first and second components is radiopaque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Robin L. Turner, Thor M. Hanna, Casey Doherty
  • Publication number: 20110029009
    Abstract: An identification system and method that enables third parties, such as uniformed police officers, to identify another authorized firearms bearer, in order reduce risk of misidentification of intent that might otherwise lead to an unfortunate accidental injury during an incident response. The system includes an identification tag that is selectively affixable to a firearm in a position visible to third parties. The identification tag is selectively affixed in a stored position that preferably is furled so that it does not interfere with firearms storage or usage. The tag is deployable in an extended position to increase potential recognition to third parties. The tag desirably may also be wearable by the firearms bearer, such as a wrist band, head band or sash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Dietl
  • Publication number: 20100313456
    Abstract: A tag identification card system is provided that implements a uniform standard for medical or surgical procedures. The system allows patients to elevate their own safety standards, by requiring surgery staff to follow the World Health Organization “Surgical Safety Checklist”. This invention consists of a synthetic tag identification card upon which is recorded vital patient information. The tag identification card is completed by the patient and physician at the time of consent for procedure. A non-toxic indelible marker is used and the data is covered with a clear coat. The tag identification card is then attached to the patient pre-procedure. This invention will help reduce the risks of wrong site surgery, wrong side surgery, wrong patient surgery, and improve patient safety. Further the system requires that operating room staff sign the tag identification card following each completed safety check.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Edward A. Kent
  • Patent number: 7804408
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an electronic tag housing used to support electronic tags to an article with a shrink wrap tube. The present invention provides an electronic tag assembly, including a housing, having a base and a cover attachable to the base. The housing includes a cavity for supporting an electronic tag. A heat shrinkable tube is supported by the housing between the cover and attachable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: B & G International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman, Robert Whittemore
  • Publication number: 20100095573
    Abstract: The wearable and attachable device for making and displaying lists provides a writing surface for making lists that can be temporarily and repeatedly posted in the house or workplace and then worn on the user's wrist or around their neck while shopping. Embodiments of the invention are intended to provide the user with a conveniently placed rewriteable writing surface to develop lists, and is also intended to be worn by the user around the wrist or neck to provide the user with a quick and convenient reference to the written information while shopping. The wearable and attachable device for making and displaying lists may use versatile materials and the latest technology to provide a reusable surface for writing and conveniently displaying lists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Wayne Lifshitz
  • Publication number: 20090300954
    Abstract: A system for marking bottles to be stored in horizontal or tilted positions uses durable and reusable components to secure user created labels to the top or bottom of bottles, such as wine bottles. A badge is used for marking insignia helpful to the user in locating and/or identification of the bottle. The badge may be inserted into a badge holder that contains the badge and prevents the badge from rotating within the badge holder. For bottles stored with the tops facing the user, the badge holder is secured to the top of the bottle. For bottles stored with the bottoms facing the user, the badge holder is secured to a bottle bottom adaptor that fastens to the bottom of a bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Jay L. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20090205235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of luggage identification tags, and in particular, to a removable identification patch in which indicia can be incorporated onto the patch prior to installation of the patch onto the piece of luggage. A fastening plate is positioned on the interior surface of the luggage and is securely coupled to the identification patch, which is positioned on the exterior surface of the luggage. In one embodiment, the identification patch is attached directly to the fastening plate through fasteners that extend through the luggage wall. In another embodiment, the fastening plate includes projecting tabs which extend through the luggage wall to matingly engage a housing member positioned on the exterior surface of the luggage. The housing member includes a cavity for receiving the identification patch. The identification patch can be removed from the luggage and replaced with an alternative or second identification patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Victor Scicluna
  • Publication number: 20090199449
    Abstract: The invention is an article of manufacture comprising an ornamentalized identification tag and means for attaching the ornamentalized identification tag to an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Isserow, Laura Isserow
  • Patent number: 7543359
    Abstract: A system is shown for differentiating two or more cables of two or more respective appliances. The system comprises respective means in the form of tag devices for positioning on and labelling each cable, wherein each tag device is provided in a differentiated form from each other tag device. The tag devices can be pre-printed or supplied with suitable indicia for positioning thereon. Such a system for identification can allow a user to more readily identify the appliance to which the cable is connected, or in the case of use of the system for labelling and identifying containers, to identify a container and its contents. This can be useful in situations where a plurality of cables, or containers, are located in close proximity to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Kableflags Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rabih Moughelbay, Sergio Daniel Diaz
  • Publication number: 20090094869
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic tag, and more particularly to an electronic tag including an insulating cap. When the electronic tag is being made, the insulating cap is arranged adjacent to heat-sensitive electronic components. The insulating cap protects the electronics from the heat generated when injection molding with hot plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Randolph K. Geissler, Steven Lewis
  • Publication number: 20090038194
    Abstract: A kit for use in securing a vehicular handicap permit to the interior of a vehicle windshield so that the permit is visible through the windshield includes a strip having Velcro on one side and a pressure-sensitive adhesive on the opposite side. The kit also includes a permit holder with pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side and a Velcro strip on the opposite side. The holder is secured to the permit by folding the holder so that two sections of the adhesive coating face one another and pressing the two sections against two sides of the permit adjacent to edges of the permit. The Velcro on the exposed side of the holder may then be secured to the Velcro on the strip, which is attached to the windshield by its pressure-sensitive coating so that the permit hangs downwardly behind the windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Binder, James L. Gerback
  • Publication number: 20080250678
    Abstract: Kits, methods, and accessories for decoratively reconfiguring and protecting a retractable device. One embodiment of a kit includes a retractable device having a case that houses a retractable cord, a cap capable of being press-fitted onto the case of the retractable device, and a decorative piece capable of being attached to the cap. One embodiment of a method includes positioning a fitted cover, having a first decorative piece attached to an outer surface thereof, directly above a housing of a retractable device, aligning a notch within a side surface of the fitted cover with a port in a side surface of the housing of the retractable device, and press-fitting the cover onto the housing of the retractable device. One embodiment of an accessory includes a fitted cover having a decorative piece, and capable of being press-fitted onto a housing of a user-wearable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Amy M. KRESSER, Sue HAIM
  • Patent number: 7424770
    Abstract: This invention relates to attachments (1) for attachment of a price tag, swing tag or security label to fabric or other articles. The attachment comprises a length of flexible cord (5) fixed to a plastic cross-bar (15) or T-shaped member at one end and a terminal member (10) at the other end. Also disclosed is a plurality of attachments connected to a spine, each attachment being independently severable from the spine by means of a tagging gun. Also disclosed are methods of making the attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Inventor: Roy Lyon
  • Publication number: 20080202008
    Abstract: Connection method, in particular for articles for sale that are to be provided with an appended manual, warranty et cetera by means of a plastic tape laid in a lope or coil, the ends of which are welded together, at which a tape, strip or the like (7) is inserted through receiving openings (13) in the objects that are to be connected. The tape (7) is held fast in the inserted end, thereafter the objects (2, 3) that are to be connected are moved in relation to the tape (7) so that the tape receives a more or less U-shaped contour. Thereafter the ends of the tape are brought together and joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hakan Asph, Roger Eghult
  • Publication number: 20080048431
    Abstract: A method of advertising using a mechanical fastener comprising a pair of cooperating strips, including the steps of: fabricating the mechanical fastener comprising the pair of cooperating strips, wherein one strip is a stationary strip and the other strip is a removable strip; annotating the stationary strip with the advertising; attaching the stationary strip to a stationary object and the removable strip to a removable object; and concealing the advertising on the stationary strip by the removable strip so as to allow the advertising on the stationary strip to not be visible when the removable strip is engaged with the stationary strip, but when the removable strip is removed from the stationary strip, the advertising on the stationary strip is allowed to be visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Shlomo Yosef, Avraham Shachar
  • Patent number: 7222399
    Abstract: A merchandising hanger has a planar surface adapted to receive printed indicia thereon and characterized by having a top and a base. The top of the planar surface is formed as a hook, cutout, or hole so as to allow the merchandising hanger to be suspended from a conventional merchandising rack. A tab extends from the base of the planar surface and includes a stud integral with the tab and a stud-receiving aperture in another portion of the tab. The aperture has a flange associated therewith. Intermediate between the stud and the aperture is a tab portion having a thickness less than the tab portion proximal to the planar surface. The relative thicknesses of tab portions and the interaction between the stud and complementary aperture afford a theft deterrent without compromising the merchandising function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Eisenbraun
  • Patent number: 7183914
    Abstract: A hang tag provides for the accommodation of electronic article surveillance (EAS) marker. The hang tag includes a housing for supporting the EAS marker therein. A securement head is provided for accommodating a securement strap for coupling the housing to an article which is to be protected. The head is coupled to the housing in such a fashion that it permits continuous rotation with respect to the housing to thwart and attempt to improperly sever the securement strap from the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: B & G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Norman, Chet Kolton, Robert Whittemore
  • Patent number: 6871436
    Abstract: A single use product tag configured for use with a filament fastener to attach the tag to a manufactured article, e.g., a garment. The tag comprises a housing having an access channel leading to an interior cavity. The crossbar end of a filament fastener can be inserted through the access channel for placement into the interior cavity. A closure device is mounted in the tag housing for movement from an open position to a sealing position to block the access channel so as to prevent removal of the crossbar end of the fastener and prevent the insertion of another fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventors: Susannah Chen-Li, Josiah To Sang Li
  • Publication number: 20040187373
    Abstract: An identification label including a carrier that attaches to a manufactured good and holds identification information. The carrier attaches in such a way that it is difficult to remove when the manufactured good is closed, or operational, but can be removed with or without the use of a tool when the manufactured good is opened for service. The carrier can be mounted on a less visible surface of the chassis, in plain sight, or can be moved into a position where it is not visible during normal use, but readily available when needed by pulling it out, rotating it out or flipping it out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Elisa E. Zappacosta, Anton Poole
  • Patent number: 6681950
    Abstract: A container for the collection of waste products including a base receptacle and a cover, the base receptacle having an upper lip portion, at least one rim portion and a supporting ledge. The cover is removably engageable with the base receptacle such that at least a portion of the cover engages at least a portion of the at least one rim portion when the cover is installed on the base receptacle thereby providing at least one peripheral area of contact between the cover and the base receptacle for securing a flexible bag liner therebetween. The base receptacle and cover are molded together as a one piece integral unit joined together by a web of material which connects the two component parts together. The cover is separated from the base receptacle by removal of the web of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Paul Flum Ideas, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Miller, Jr., Andrew J. Boron
  • Publication number: 20030084597
    Abstract: An improved information marking plate used to record data for easy reference. Although the present invention has many applications, a primary objective of the present invention is that it be used to record basic and essential electrical information concerning electric fixtures, receptacles, and devices, in both high voltage and low voltage environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventor: David M. Beausoleil
  • Patent number: 6546659
    Abstract: A steering wheel mark member fixing structure which enables a mark member to be strongly fixed to a pad cover and enables a reduction in costs. At a steering wheel, in a state in which fixing legs of the mark member are inserted in fixing holes of a pad cover, the fixing legs are bent, such that distal end portions of the fixing legs are abutted against taper portions adjacent to the fixing holes. The taper portions have a triangular cross-sectional configuration. Thus, the fixing legs are bent at acute angles, and bent portions of the fixing legs abut the corner portions of the taper portions. The distal end portions of the fixing legs are caught by a strong force on the taper portions, and it is difficult for the bent state of the fixing legs to be released. The mark member can thereby be strongly fixed to the pad cover. As a result, there is no need for another member such as a pin, as there is in conventional structures. A number of parts and costs are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Torai-Rika-Denki-Seisakusho Aichi-ken
    Inventors: Keisuke Imai, Hiroshi Saito
  • Publication number: 20030041488
    Abstract: A pin has a front side having a recess therein and a back side having a connector for attaching the pin to an article of clothing. The recess is capable of having a photograph attached therein. The pin provides users of pins with flexibility in designing pins to personal taste. In another version the pin has two hinged sections that can be opened and closed like a book, with each section having a recess for a photo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventor: William Wu
  • Patent number: 6303201
    Abstract: A novel bag tag comprises an elongated strip of material formed from a facestock and heavily bonded to a tear resistant liner. Some, but not all of the liner is removable on our end of the strip so that the two ends of the strip can be adhesively joined together for attaching the tag to a piece of luggage. The non-removable portion of liner remains in place to prevent tearing of the tag on the end bearing the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventors: Mark F. Baierl, David L. Edmonson, Karen Kinney, J. Edward Link, Leila Vidmar, Dennis Francis
  • Patent number: 6269574
    Abstract: A promotional tack includes a standard thumbtack having a head sandwiched between significantly larger front and rear outer structures coaxially therewith, the tack having a shaft extending through an aperture in the rear structure while the front structure has an indicia-bearing obverse surface. The front structure includes a metal plate and the indicia may be imprinted directly on the metal plate or on a laminated flexible sheet covering the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: American Greenwood, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward G. Sokolofski
  • Patent number: 6189249
    Abstract: A tamper-proof seal assembly for discouraging and detecting tampering of containers onto which the tamper-proof seal assembly is installed. The container includes a closure assembly. The closure assembly defines an opening. The tamper-proof seal assembly includes a security tag and a button assembly. The security tag includes a flag and a stem. The flag and stem are integral but are easily severable. The button assembly includes an outer button and an inner button. The button assembly is mounted on the container proximate the closure assembly. The stem is inserted through the closure assembly opening and into the button assembly, where the stem is secured against withdrawal by a ratchet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Christopher V. Hughes