Clip-type Fastener Patents (Class 40/666)
  • Patent number: 9010001
    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. 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: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Susan Manchin, Harvey Katz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8938902
    Abstract: A system and method for connecting advertising to footwear is disclosed. The system can comprise a curved rod member, a sheet, and an advertisement. The curved rod member can be mountable above a welt of a footwear. The sheet material can comprise a first curved surface and a horizontal track along the sheet, wherein the horizontal track can connect the sheet material to the curved rod member, and the advertisement can be on the convex side of the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Craig Atwood
  • Publication number: 20140259836
    Abstract: An advertisement clip and method for supplementing a security hard tag with the advertisement clip for application to a product. The advertisement clip may include indicia on the surface of the clip or may hold or enclose an information element that provides the indicia to the manufacturer, retailer, and/or customer. Indicia may be visible and can include promotional information, pricing, images, customer specific branding, and/or barcodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Thomas J. McKeown, Gary T. Mazoki, Brennan Bradley, Seth Strauser, James Brodzik
  • Publication number: 20140173957
    Abstract: The present invention provides a label clip for use with a bin divider, having a first major face and a second label bearing face. Typically, the first major face and the second label bearing face are angled from one another by an angle of approximately 0-60° and preferably by about 20°. The faces are connected to a divider of a bin system by an extension leg and a retaining leg and preferably an insertion leg. One or more reinforcing sections may link the extension leg and label face. The clip may also optionally include one or more gripping sections protruding from the extension leg toward the major face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Travis Shamp, Christopher Clark, Laura Manson, Jeffery Boll, Jerry Sciarini
  • Patent number: 8752314
    Abstract: An information ring for use with a catheter is disclosed. The information ring includes a body having a first end and a second end. The body has a first body face extending between the first end and the second end, and a second, generally convex face extending between the first end and the second end. The body has an opening extending therethrough between the first body face and the second face. A first indicia portion is located at the first end. The first indicia portion has a first indicia face sized to allow indicia to be printed on the first indicia face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20140090282
    Abstract: A spoke flag made of weather-resistant and tear-resistant material may be wrapped around a single spoke such as a bicycle spoke. The spoke flag may wrap around the spoke on one end of the spoke flag and may be secured thereto by means of a single strip of double-sided tape which sticks to both the spoke and spoke flag, or by a clip or clamps. The length of the flag may be sufficient to flutter when in motion. The spoke flag may include various artistic designs and may include advertising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: RODERICK SEDLIACIK
  • Patent number: 8671604
    Abstract: For a marking carrier, the following is provided for the purpose of simple production and installation: the marking carrier has at least one spring tongue extending from the main body of the marking carrier, the spring tongue being designed to act on the vehicle component in a resilient manner and to preload the main body against the vehicle component in a preloading direction, and the marking carrier has at least one spring tab, which acts on the vehicle component in such a way that the spring tab retains the marking carrier in a retaining direction opposite the preloading direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Mallmann, Maria Heinemann, Stefan Krebs, Peter Stahl
  • Publication number: 20130291418
    Abstract: For a marking carrier, the following is provided for the purpose of simple production and installation: the marking carrier has at least one spring tongue extending from the main body of the marking carrier, the spring tongue being designed to act on the vehicle component in a resilient manner and to preload the main body against the vehicle component in a preloading direction, and the marking carrier has at least one spring tab, which acts on the vehicle component in such a way that the spring tab retains the marking carrier in a retaining direction opposite the preloading direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Mallmann, Maria Heinemann, Stefan Krebs, Peter Stahl
  • Publication number: 20130227867
    Abstract: An identification tag can be selectively attached and detached to a member along a pre-defined plane of connection of the identification tag. The identification tag includes a body portion and an attachment portion integral with the body portion. The attachment portion generally extends along a plane parallel to the pre-defined plane of connection and includes at least three resilient fingers. Each of the resilient fingers has an un-flexed position and is movable away from the un-flexed position to effectuate a temporary separation of the resilient fingers from one another so as to permit the selective attachment or detachment of the identification tag to the member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Brandon Lee Furber
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8397410
    Abstract: A tabbed note includes a note sheet having an opening and at least two slits and a binder clip. Both slits extend to touch the opening. One slit extends to touch an edge of the note. A binder clip is inserted into one of the slits and positioned to block the opening from a front view of the tabbed note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Janet K. Lau
  • Publication number: 20120227238
    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. 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: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Susan MANCHIN, Harvey KATZ
  • Patent number: 8250791
    Abstract: A visual notification device comprising a clip having a visual presentation may be attached to a food or drink container to indicate that a consumer who has temporarily left their seating or standing location, or food or drink container unattended, will return thereby avoiding the loss of a seating or standing location, or the disposal of unconsumed food or drink. The clip includes head with a front and rear face for displaying visual information such as text, an image, a logo, a trade name, an emblem, etc., an elongated body, a clip leg extending from the back of the clip behind the body, and a cap for connecting the assembly to a key ring or other attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Jamie E. Gladman
  • 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: 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: 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: 20110072702
    Abstract: A medical alert system provides vital personal medical information in case of an emergency. The system includes a clip that has deformable tabs attachable to an item of personal jewelry and a medallion affixed to a top surface of the clip so that the medallion is raised and prominently positioned relative to the clip. The medallion includes recognized medical alert symbology and directions for locating a source of personal and medical information prominently displayed on a top face. The personal medical information is recorded on a medical information card that can be located in an individual's wallet or pocketbook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Streisfeld
  • 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: 7823310
    Abstract: A wristband is assembled from a flexible preferably vinyl carrier and a preferably laminated ID label, the carrier having a panel portion and a strap portion with a snap closure located in a toe extension at the end of the carrier adjacent the panel. The strap has a series of holes, one of which is captured within the snap closure to attach the wristband to the wearer's limb. The laminated ID label has a pair of opposing slots, one of which slips over the strap to abut the panel and the other of which is captured by the snap closure to attach the label to the carrier. The panel portion has a relieved edge formed along its opposing sides which increases the comfort of the wristband as it is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 7739820
    Abstract: A spring loaded display device is described particularly suited for attachment to the leading edge of a shelf such as a bookshelf, the display unit including a clip mechanism for securely grasping the top and bottom surfaces of a shelf at its edge, the clip mechanism hingedly connected to a display unit which can freely rotate about the hinged connection. The display unit itself, generally of rectangular configuration, is designed to receive a document, and includes a transparent face so that the document contents may be easily viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Liebling Frank
  • Patent number: 7730593
    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: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Brett A. Juilly
  • Patent number: 7712237
    Abstract: A hose clamp identification marker for selectively identifying contents of a flexible hose. The hose clamp identification marker may be implemented in connection with a hose clamp and may comprise an open channel configured to straddle a hose. In this manner, the hose clamp identification marker of the present invention may be introduced to and removed from the hose clamp without disrupting continuity of treatment or requiring disassembly of the connection between the hose and a delivery device, such as a hollow needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Medron, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Wortley, Eric M. King
  • Patent number: 7631467
    Abstract: A magnet retention clip for assembling modular wall panels includes a magnet holder, prongs insertable into the wall panel and stabilizers outwardly of the magnet holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Henry David Clarke
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7509765
    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 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Amal Flores
  • Publication number: 20080295378
    Abstract: A medical alert system provides vital personal medical information in case of an emergency. The system includes an alert clip that has deformable tabs attachable to an item of personal jewelry. The alert clip includes recognized medical alert symbology and directions for locating a source of personal and medical information. The personal medical information is recorded on a medical information card that can be located, in an individual's wallet or pocketbook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Mark Streisfeld
  • Patent number: 7434343
    Abstract: A portable attachment (1) with a clip allowed to be easily fitted to a portable object by integrally holding a specified used-article such as a diverging component-contained material having a smell components or medically effective components and the clip, wherein an intermediate material (5) and a rear sheet material (6) are stacked on the rear side of a synthetic resin front sheet material (4) and the peripheral edge portion thereof is sealed to form a front storage part (7) and a rear storage part (8), and the front storage part forming an opening part (9) with a fastener (20) in the upper part thereof and partly having a ventilation part (21) stores the diverging component-contained material so as to be extracted and retrieved and the rear side storage part (8) is formed such that the one end part (3a) thereof for holding the clip (3) is inserted into clip insert storage parts (8a) separately formed on both sides thereof and the other end part (3b) thereof for holding the clip is formed to have a locking
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: NS Planning Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7367149
    Abstract: Label holders adapted to be mounted on a supporting surface formed of a grid of wire rods, such as a wire basket, a wire rack, a wire shelf or the like. The label holder includes a planar backing element supporting the label holder portion for viewing at a preselected angle, with a trapezoidal connector formed in the backing element to snappingly engage over a horizontally extending wire rod of the grid. The trapezoidal connector may include a plurality of flexible bumps or ridges for enhanced gripping of the wire rods of the grid. The remainder of the backing element rests against the vertically extending wire rods of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Fast Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Jacob Fast, Michael G. Lowry
  • Publication number: 20080072466
    Abstract: An article of clothing insert system which has a perimeter mounting member which is configured to have inserts be positioned therein and mounted on articles of clothing. The inserts can be replaceable by way of positioning therein an annular recess portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Larry Fenner
  • Patent number: 7340856
    Abstract: A merchandising tag holder for displaying information, suitable for mounting onto a wire display rack, having an elongated tab and a transition block having plural attachment positions for attachment of an attachment member, the attachment member being shaped to fit in one or another of the attachment positions in the transition block to make the mounting adjustable. The elongated tab is preferably of a flexible plastic material such as polyurethane, polyethylene or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and the transition block includes two grooves for receiving the attachment member, enabling the elongated tab to extend to and be mounted around different diameter wire or metal rods on a wire display rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: American Gasket Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Kalouris
  • Patent number: 7340855
    Abstract: A sign holder including a main portion, a flange, and an interface hook. The main portion longitudinally extends in a substantially planar manner and defines a top end, a bottom end opposite the top end, a first surface, and a second surface opposite the first surface. The flange is folded back from the bottom end toward the top end and the first surface of the main portion. The flange is biased toward the first surface of the main portion. The interface hook is folded back from the top end toward the second surface and the bottom end of the main portion and is configured to receive a portion of a shelf assembly to couple the sign holder to the shelf assembly. A pocket is defined between the main panel and the flange and is configured to receive a printed medium. Display systems and methods of use provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohland Wiltfang, Christine Welsh, Randy M. Staples
  • Patent number: 7331130
    Abstract: An information ring for use with a catheter is disclosed. The information ring includes a body having a first end and a second end. The body has a first body face extending between the first end and the second end, and a second, generally convex face extending between the first end and the second end. The body has an opening extending therethrough between the first body face and the second face. A first indicia portion is located at the first end. The first indicia portion has a first indicia face sized to allow indicia to be printed on the first indicia face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Schweikert
  • Patent number: 7318293
    Abstract: A binder clip sleeve for securing indicia to a binder clip and a method of securing the indicia to the binder clip. The binder clip sleeve comprises three panels which generally conform to outer surfaces of the binder clip. Indicia may be displayed along one or more of the three panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: William B. Ardern, II
  • Patent number: 7316089
    Abstract: A clip-on price channel that is designed to clip on to storage room shelving without the use of adhesive tape, nails, screws, etc. The shelf that it is designed to work with is made of wood and has a metal rail attached to the front edge. The price channel has a U-shaped, rear facing flange with opposing fingers at the free-ends that go over the metal rail that is attached to the shelf and grip into grooves between the metal rail and the wood shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Brinkman
  • Publication number: 20070277417
    Abstract: A paper clip cover bearing printed indicia such as decorative or informational content that can be affixed to a sheaf of documents and function as a standard paper clip while displaying the information contained on the cover to the recipient of the documents. Three embodiments are disclosed including one with a front section and a back strip attached end-to-end across the front section to form a pocket for receiving a prong of the paper clip. Another embodiment simply has two slits cut into the paper cover to form an intermediate tab, and no backing. A third embodiment has two full sheets of paper glued together, with multiple paper clip covers defined by perforations through the sheets. In this case the user can print the sheets in a standard office printer with desired decoration, and punches them out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: James B. Babcock
  • Patent number: 7228651
    Abstract: An identification card holder, on the front side of which a replaceable identification card can be placed. A spring-loaded yo-yo is fastened and positioned on the reverse side of the holder, such that the yo-yo remains partially or completely invisible as the card, along with its holder, is viewed from the front side. As the yo-yo is integrated with the holder, the result will be a small-sized, readily portable, and easy-to-handle assembly, which can be distanced from a bearer to the proximity of a code reader for an electric lock without releasing the suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Megalock Oy
    Inventor: Simo Saari
  • Patent number: 7219458
    Abstract: A warning sign for mounting on a structural member, such as a cross arm of a utility pole, has an elongated U-shaped support member and a warning message disposed thereon. The warning sign is installed on the structural member by a utility worker at ground level by pushing it upward onto the structural member, about which it locks and cannot be easily removed. The support member and warning message are preferably extruded from high-density polyethylene which includes ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Albert A. Burlando
  • Patent number: 7194829
    Abstract: A pipe or conduit labeler includes a saddle leg having an inside diameter equal to or slightly smaller than an outside diameter of a pipe or conduit to be labeled. The saddle leg is molded to a saddle stem which in turn is molded to a sign plate. A user either writes useful information directly on the sign plate or affixes a pre-made label to the plate. The sign plate optionally includes raised lettering or information such as an arrow pre-molded on the plate; or Braille characters. The labeler resiliently clips onto the pipe or conduit being labeled. More complex variations of the labeler include extending arms and moveble joins, enabling the identification of pipes or conduits which are at difficult angles or out of direct sight of a user. The labeler allows for quickly and clearly labeling pipes, conduit, tubes, and rods. The labeler can be mass produced as a single mold or in parts with different sign plates of varying size and construction. The sign plate provides a flat surface for writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Volusia Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Martin C. Boire, Janet L. Boire
  • Patent number: 7131225
    Abstract: A sign holding device for a folding chair that allows the user to display customized messages on a back rest of the chair. The sign holder is attached to the back rest in various manners so as to permit messages to be displayed when the chair is unfolded. The sign holders are configured such that when the chair is folded, the chair can be carried and stacked without having to remove the sign holders from the back rest. One embodiment of the folding chair also includes an integral carrying handle that permits the folded chair to be carried by one hand. The integral carrying handle further comprises an opening that permits the carrying hand to grasp the handle better, and also permit the chair to be unfolded without removing the hand from the handle, such that the unfolding action does not pinch the carrying hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Inventor: Henry Wu
  • Patent number: 7114277
    Abstract: Provided is a sign holder for mounting to and displaying from a shelf any of various planar signs. The sign holder includes a clamp having two pivotally-connected panels that can be placed into a clamping position to hold the planar sign. To hold the panels in the clamping position, the first panel includes a holding prong that can be received in a corresponding aperture of the second panel. To prevent the planar sign from slipping between the panels, the second panel includes a piercing prong that can pierce the planar sign and be received in a corresponding aperture of the first panel. So that the planar material does not interfere with the engagement between the holding prong and its corresponding aperture, the piercing prong can be spaced-apart from the pivotally-connected edges of the panels a greater distance than the holding prong is. Various mounting structures can be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley C. Valiulis, Joseph E. Gormley, Craig Zadak, Kirk Lewis
  • Patent number: 7059637
    Abstract: The invention is comprised of at least one bookmark having a supply of repositionable self-stick notes disposed thereon. The invention may also have a non-intrusive paperclip-like attaching means disposed on the bookmark. The invention is disposed for advertising, logos and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventors: Anna M. Stewart, Stephen Kraigh Stewart
  • Patent number: 7055861
    Abstract: Described is a bookmark having a bookmark body, on which a bookmark clip is disposed. The bookmark clip can clam the cover or inner pages of a book to prevent the bookmark body from falling off from the book. The bookmark body is bendable and includes a protection surface of mounting the bookmark clip, a bendable surface and folding sheet capable of being inserted into content pages of a book. The bookmark can be repeatedly used for many times while having the features of being simple in structure, easy to manufacture, and flexible and convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Chun-yang Lee
  • 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: 7003910
    Abstract: The attachment plate (2) is made of a flexible, bendable material. The attachment plate has two tongue shaped portions including a first tongue and a second tongue formed by a perforation in the plate so that a foot portion of each tongue shaped portion is held to the plate while each respective tongue shaped portion, extending from the foot portion to an outer free end of each tongue shaped portion, respectively, is outwardly bendable from the plate and the outer free ends of the tongue shaped portions are immediately adjacent to one another at a slit formed by a perforation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Novus Innovation Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Sharp
  • Patent number: 6978567
    Abstract: A pendant display includes a hanger slidably disposed over an inwardly pivoting door and having a holder at an outwardly facing end supporting a pole at a snap-fit ball and socket connection that is pivotal to a horizontal position for displaying into an adjacent hallway an attribute of the room or the adjacent vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Janice J. Pearsall
  • Patent number: 6941690
    Abstract: An apparatus, consisting primarily of colored, dyed stretchable materials arranged solely to form display indicia, is constructed to fit onto, and substantially conform to the complex three-dimensional curvilinear shape of, a mirror housing of a motor vehicle exterior mirror. The colored, dyed stretchable material, upon installation, forms display indicia facing the front of the vehicle without obstructing the view of the mirror surface facing the rear of the vehicle. Preferred embodiments provide for removal of the apparatus without harm to the mirror housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: William Norbert McCambley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6898885
    Abstract: A combination label holder and sign, where the label holder component is of extruded construction and the sign component is inexpensively formed of sheet plastic material, printed with text and/or graphics on both sides and removably attached to the label holder component. The label holder component includes a clip, for attachment to a peg hook or shelf front, integrally attached to a label holder by means of a thin, flexible hinge. The label holder has front and back panels, joined at the bottom to form a label-holding pocket. A sign-holding channel is formed on the back panel of the label holder by a pair of horizontally disposed, spaced apart channel-forming flanges. The sign-holding channel slidably receives a mounting tongue portion of the sign component. The main body of the sign component extends outwardly at right angles from the label holder and its graphics are visible from opposite sides to customers walking in either direction in a merchandise aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Trion Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas O. Nagel