Fastener Having Head Or Barb Patents (Class 40/668)
  • Patent number: 9659509
    Abstract: A labeling device that can be affixed to articles of different shapes by more than one method and can provide information regarding the contents of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Jon Luea
  • Patent number: 8701317
    Abstract: The auricular livestock identification tag comprising a male portion having a head at an end of a narrower stem, the head protruding laterally from the stem by an abutment ledge, and a female portion having an annular body with an axial aperture, and an insertion side opposite an exposure side, and a plurality of resilient abutment members extending inwardly from the annular body into the axial aperture, the abutment members being flexible to allow penetration of the head through the axial aperture from the insertion side to the exposure side, and resilient so as to return toward its original position, and under the abutment ledge, after said penetration, to thereafter prevent retraction of the head through the axial aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Pluritag Inc.
    Inventors: Yannick Le Devehat, Bernard Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 8572873
    Abstract: A frame and a system for mounting a plurality of frames in a grid. The frame has an axial first mounting member and a second mounting member, the first mounting member having a generally flat portion exposed to and generally flush with a perimeter surface of the frame. The alignment device has a cross-shaped body having a pair of horizontal members and a pair of vertical members intersecting at a common point, the horizontal and vertical members having interior surfaces defining four quadrants, the alignment device further comprising a level attached to the cross-shaped body and a magnet mounted in a recess in one of the horizontal members or vertical members. The alignment device used to position and mount the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Brett Van Bortel
  • 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: 7895776
    Abstract: In a tag for identifying and marking animals, the tag associates a receiver button (1) by irreversible fitting of a finger (2). The button (1) includes a head (13) wherein is provided a cavity (8) for receiving a punch (3) of the finger (2). The head (13) is secured to a shell (5) retaining the punch (3) which is provided with an opening (6) for introducing the punch (3) inside the button (1). The axial wall (7) of the retaining shell (5) delimiting the opening (6) is radially deformable. A chamber (11) is arranged between the head (13) and the axial wall (7) for receiving the latter (7) deformed under the effect of the punch (3) passing through the opening (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Allflex Europe SAS
    Inventors: Anne Costantini, Jean-Jacques Hilpert
  • Patent number: 7895785
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tag includes a substantially flat portion having two faces and a length and a height, wherein the length is between about 1 inch and about 2½ inches. The height is between about ? inch and about 1 inch. The tag also includes at least one first member coupled to the flat portion and extending away therefrom at an angle of between about 45° and about 135° to a plane normal to a plane of the flat portion, the at least one first member being adapted for mounting in an opening of a surface of an electronics system thereby creating a removable coupling between the at least one first member and the surface of an electronics system when mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Hail, Michael David Herring, Jason Aaron Matteson, Timothy Andreas Meserth
  • 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: 20110006111
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plurality of at least 1000 plant pots for use in cultivating plants. Each plant pot has a side wall and bottom which delimit an interior space for substrate which is open at the top, in which the bottom has a bottom side which is turned away from the interior space. Each plant pot is provided with a tag which has an optically readable code. The tag is arranged on the bottom side of the bottom, and the optically readable code is turned away from the bottom so that it can read from below when the plant pot is upright. The invention furthermore relates to an assembly with these plant pots as well as to a method for cultivating plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: E. VAN ZANTEN HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Evert Van Zanten, Lars Dijshoorn
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7726055
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic button tag for tagging and identifying cattle and other animals, of the type which is intended to be placed on one of the ears of the animal. The inventive button tag includes a transponder which is enclosed in a shell. The shell is made from two half-shells, namely a lower half-shell and an upper half-shell, which are assembled together at a median plane. The transponder is fixed in place, without compression. between the two half-shells using a glue; and the two half-shells are assembled by a laser weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Allflex Europe S.A.S.
    Inventor: Anne Costantini
  • Publication number: 20090119963
    Abstract: A product badge coupled to a product, such as an information handling system, has a manually-selectable orientation to allow the orientation of the product badge to change for adapting to changes in the orientation of the product. A product badge support rotationally couples the product badge to the product for user selection of a desired orientation of product information, such as a manufacturer logo or a product identification number. Manual activation to change product badge orientation includes pushing the product badge into the product badge support to engage opposing cams, pushing the product badge edge to rotate the product badge to an opposing side having product information of another orientation, and pushing the product badge to activate a retention mechanism for release and retention of a selected of plural clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: David J. Hernandez, Pedro M. Alfonso, Bradley Jackson, Kenneth Musgrave
  • Patent number: 7475506
    Abstract: A product badge coupled to a product, such as an information handling system, has a manually-selectable orientation to allow the orientation of the product badge to change for adapting to changes in the orientation of the product. A product badge support rotationally couples the product badge to the product for user selection of a desired orientation of product information, such as a manufacturer logo or a product identification number. Manual activation to change product badge orientation includes pushing the product badge into the product badge support to engage opposing cams, pushing the product badge edge to rotate the product badge to an opposing side having product information of another orientation, and pushing the product badge to activate a retention mechanism for release and retention of a selected of plural clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: David J. Hernandez, Pedro M. Alfonso, Bradley Jackson, Kenneth Musgrave
  • Patent number: 7263790
    Abstract: A precisely measured removable cover for reusable beverage containers with releasable closures. The cover has a flexible sheet with a graphical display imprinted on one side and a cover fastener for removably fastening the cover to a container. The sheet is advantageously adapted to substantially cover the side walls of the container. The cover fastener has one or more releasable closures, and at least one of the releasable closures includes a fluked tab interlock locking tab and slot structure, wherein the fluked tab is on one end of the cover and the slot is proximate the opposite end of the cover and parallel to the fluked tab. A cam/slot paired closure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Eric W. Richards
  • Patent number: 6997661
    Abstract: An attachment means allows for easy attachment of a decorative item or attachment to a vehicle. The attachment means includes a mounting member comprising a flexible strip, which supports the decorative attachment. A plug is attached to each end of the mounting member. The plug may be easily inserted into and removed from the bottom holes of a license plate on a vehicle. The plugs are attached to the mounting member by extensions, and include slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: John C. Gacos, II
  • Patent number: 6962014
    Abstract: A removable wire label. The wire label has a labeling tab attached to an elongated flexible prong. The flexible prong is wrapped around a cable and passed through a locking slot in the labeling tab. Teeth on the flexible prong engage the locking slot and prevent the flexible prong from disengaging. The locking slot has a special elliptical slot which requires the flexible prong to be rotated in order to pass through. The flexible prong's natural tendency to straighten then locks it in place. The device is easily removable, in that a user need only rotate the portion of the flexible prong sticking through the locking slot in order to release it and unwrap the flexible prong from the cable. The labeling tab allows the user to print hand-written messages on the device. As an alternative, pre-printed messages can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventors: Suellyn A. McCabe, Brian F. McCabe
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6799389
    Abstract: A game tag holder has a front panel and a rear panel connected by a living hinge. The two panels are preferably made of a transparent plastic (e.g., polypropylene) and have integral attachment hardware: protrusions and reinforced receptacles for closing the two panels and a barbed strip and aligned openings for securing the tag holder to the downed game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: James R. Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 6772546
    Abstract: A marking element is proposed for marking timber, especially tree trunks, having a tag-like marking element (9) with at least one fastening element (11, 12) disposed on it for fastening the marking element (10) to the timber to be marked. To provide the marking, the marking element furthermore has a transponder (14) incorporating a data storage for the wireless transmission of data. This permits the wireless storing and reading of a multitude of data without requiring visual contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Latschbacher GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Latschbacher, Johann Huber, Gerhard Ploier
  • Patent number: 6708432
    Abstract: A tamper evident ear tag system for preventing reattachment of an ear tag to a second animal that was removed from a first animal. The tamper evident ear tag system includes an attachment member that is permanently inserted into a receiving member wherein the receiving member is attached to an ear tag. The attachment member is comprised of a main shaft, a flanged portion, and a spiked end that is inserted into the receiving member. The receiving member includes a first opening that extending inwardly within an inner flange for catchably receiving the spiked end of the attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Cardinal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kary Haar, Jeff Hanson, Dennis Volzke
  • Patent number: 6701649
    Abstract: A marker for attachment to a helmet head covering or the like of a friendly force member, and more particularly to an on-the-go hand securable marker having at least one extension with a retaining head for inserting into a hole in the uniform with the retaining head sufficiently rigid to prevent withdrawal therefrom under field conditions with the marker having a limited wavelength reflective surface thereon to enable a person observing under nighttime conditions to determine if a person is a friendly force member by the presence of reflections of electromagnetic radiation from the marker on the friendly force member. If field conditions change one can quickly remove the marker and replace the marker with conventional camouflage materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Gunter Brosi
  • 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: 20040000082
    Abstract: A game tag holder has a front panel and a rear panel connected by a living hinge. The two panels are preferably made of a transparent plastic (e.g., polypropylene) and have integral attachment hardware: protrusions and reinforced receptacles for closing the two panels and a barbed strip and aligned openings for securing the tag holder to the downed game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventor: James R. Wolfgang
  • Publication number: 20030204981
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering an instructional or motivational message to a person engaged in an activity requiring skill. The message is displayed on the upper surface of a message carrier, which is removably coupled to a message base, which in turn is attached to an article. The article can be a shirt, hat, golf club grip, golf club head cover, hat-clip, or other desired surface. It is preferred to provide more than one article, and to provide a message carrier that may be interchangeably inserted into more than one base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Robert H. Boling, Richard M. Melchiorre
  • Patent number: 6581311
    Abstract: A clip assembly presents indicia on an interior panel of a vehicle. The clip assembly has a face plate having indicia thereon and a base for mounting the clip assembly to the interior panel. The face plate has at least two barbed posts. The base has a contour which is asymmetrical in at least one direction. The base engages with a complementarily shaped recess on the interior panel such that the base is received therein in only one orientation. The base has at least two complementary apertures receiving the posts. The apertures and the posts are constructed and arranged such that the face plate engages the base through the interior panel in only one orientation relative thereto, enabling the face plate to be attached to the interior panel presenting the indicia in a predetermined readable orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Magna Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey William Davey, Erik Richard Davis, Terry Lynn Brandl
  • Patent number: 6526679
    Abstract: A commendation bar mounting device for uniforms of the type worn by police officers, firefighters and like persons. The commendation bars are generally rectangular and have rearwardly projecting pins. The mounting plate is designed to mate with commendation bars by inserting the pins into openings on the mounting plate and bending at least one of the pins back into the opening of the mounting plate and attaching the commendation bars onto the plate using an adhesive. A forwardly projecting flange surrounds the plate framing the outer walls of the commendation bars, the inner walls of the commendation bars abut other commendation bars to prevent slippage on the uniform. At least two pins on the commendation bars are left protruding from the back of the mounting plate to penetrate the uniform. The pins are then received by a cooperating releasable clasp to hold the mounting device on the uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Timothy P. Wood
  • Patent number: 6484424
    Abstract: A relatively low cost assembly—especially one having a jewelry-like appearance—provides for a do-it-yourself display of graphic material while enabling a user to employ modern devices for generating the graphics, such as personal computers with graphic capabilities, special printers, and the like. The assembly includes a front plate and a back plate with a wire spring pin trapped between them. The graphics are on a name plate mounted in a recessed area surrounded by a frame on the front plate. Alignment contours are formed in the front plate to assist the do-it-yourselfer in installing his homemade graphics on the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Contemporary, Inc.
    Inventor: James Peterson
  • Publication number: 20020170213
    Abstract: A marking element is proposed for marking timber, especially tree trunks, having a tag-like marking element (9) with at least one fastening element (1, 12) disposed on it for fastening the marking element (10) to the timber to be marked. To provide the marking, the marking element furthermore has a transponder (14) incorporating a data storage for the wireless transmission of data. This permits the wireless storing and reading of a multitude of data without requiring visual contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: LATSCHBACHER GmbH
    Inventors: Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Latschbacher, Johann Huber, Gerhard Ploier
  • Patent number: 6412205
    Abstract: An information labeling system including a substrate having a plurality of holes arranged in an array of predetermined positions. A perforatable information label having datum points in an array of known positions adapted to be aligned in registry with the arrayed plurality of holes on the substrate. A pair of guide posts extending from the substrate surface and assisting in the aligning of the datum points relative to the receiving holes and such that perforation of the label at appropriate datum points reflects information described by the datum points. An adjustable and elongate member extends from the substrate and fits it about a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventor: Daniel Cheresko
  • Patent number: 6401304
    Abstract: A product stocking device that retains a plurality of display packages, so that the plurality of display packages are readily aligned for simplified mounting onto a display hanger is disclosed. The stocking device has a tag section and a tail section, the tail section loops through apertures in the plurality of display packages and the tail section is coupled to a coupling portion on the tag section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Russell Dossett
  • 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
  • Tag
    Patent number: 6226911
    Abstract: A planar tag having an attachment portion and a body portion is disclosed. The attachment portion has at least one barb and the body portion being printable or carrying indicia. A tool for anchoring the tag to an object and an apparatus for holding the object whilst the tag is secured to the object are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Graeme Leslie James Wescombe
  • Patent number: 6178680
    Abstract: An applique and method for making it are described wherein inner and outer vinyl sheets are welded together to form a decorative applique and wherein a pair of fastener are employed each having a flat segment that is embedded between the inner and outer vinyl sheets and has a stem that extends through the inner sheet, its outer located adhesive layer and overlying release liner. Caps are used to enable the applique to be affixed to a carrier card for shipment to an end user, who can then remove the caps and use the fasteners to affix the applique to apparel using the adhesive and re-use the fasteners. The combination of the adhesive and the fasteners enable a firm and sustaining attachment of the applique to surfaces having a low affinity to the adhesive employed on the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Printmark Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Sloot
  • Patent number: 6145225
    Abstract: An animal ear tag includes a component locking member of novel design. The component locking member has an interior passageway which substantially conforms in shape to the post or pin of an ear tag installation tool to stabilize the connection therebetween which prevents slippage or other undesirable movement of the component locking member when installed on the ear of an animal. The component locking member is characterized by a transverse portion having a pair of opposed flanges, and a substantially planar rear edge. The planar edge is adapted for contact with an inner surface of a jaw of an installation tool which further provides stabilization between the component locking member and the ear tag installation tool. As an ear tag assembly, the invention utilizes the component locking member and an ear tag panel having a grommet which engages the component locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Inventor: Eugene B. Ritchey
  • Patent number: 6112383
    Abstract: A combination bag tag and zipper lock is formed from a stamped out piece of metal, and has a pair of pointed legs which may be formed from a frangible central portion and bent outwardly, away from a first surface of the stamped out blank so as to form a pair of pointed securing elements. The securing elements are preferably bent outwardly at about 90.degree. from the first surface, and have their pointed ends inserted through opposite sides of a zipper closure at either or both ends on a body bag until a bottom surface of the bag tag/zipper lock contacts the closed zipper closure. The securing elements are then bent over the closed zipper closure so as to securely hold the zipper closure together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Inventor: Abdul Salam
  • Patent number: 6098324
    Abstract: A male portion (5) of an identification tag (1) has a projection or dart (6) which extends through the item to be identified. The projection is lockingly received in a corresponding passage (7) of a female member (4). One of the elements, preferably the female element, has an electronic label (8) encased therein. More specifically to be preferred embodiment, the electronic label, which is electromagnetically encodable and readable, is placed on a bottom wall (19) of a cavity (9) which is defined by peripheral side walls (11). One of the peripheral side walls and the bottom wall of the cavity define undercut or dove-tailed recesses (12). A polymer (10) is placed in the cavity in a fluid state filling the undercut recesses. The polymer is hardened, e.g. polymerized, to form a tamper proof bond with the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Reydet Finance
    Inventor: Alain Nepote
  • Patent number: 6055752
    Abstract: An ear tag is provided which includes a locking member for multi-purpose storage of desired articles. In the first embodiment, the locking member is a transverse portion including a cutting tip for engaging a visual display panel of the ear tag. In another embodiment, the cutting tip may be formed integral with the panel and the transverse portion may include an opening for receiving the cutting tip. In another embodiment, the locking member may be of a conical shape. In yet another embodiment, a two-piece locking assembly is characterized by a retaining section and a cutting tip attached thereto, and a transverse portion which is engaged by the retaining section. Various types of cutting tips are disclosed and additional transverse portions may be provided for additional storage for desired articles. The ear tag is compatible for installation by standard ear tag installation tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Eugene B. Ritchey
  • Patent number: 6026604
    Abstract: An article of display removably attachable to an object includes a base having an outer surface and an inner surface. Two or more rods each having a proximal end and a tapered distal end are mounted on the inner surface of the base. One or more notches may be formed in each rod. Each notch is disposed between the proximal end and the tapered distal end of each rod. The article of display is attached to an object by applying pressure against the outer surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Inventor: Kenneth Turos
  • Patent number: 6021592
    Abstract: An ear tag for marking an animal includes a first tag part and a second tag part having an accommodation opening. A pin has a conically pointed head at one end for passing through the accommodation opening, and the pin connects to the first tag part at its other end. A shank extends between the head and the first tag part. The head includes a cutting body having cutting edges extending generally away from the conical point toward the shank. The cutting body is embedded in the head with the cutting edges defining an outer surface of the head. The cutting body is harder than an embedding material of the head. Forces required to attach the ear tag are reduced by cutting action of the cutting edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Reinhard Nehls
    Inventor: Roy Caisley
  • Patent number: 5983540
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for marking and identifying birds. The tagging system includes a securing filament, an anchor tag and an identification tag. Both the anchor tag and the identification tag are provided with holes for reception of the securing filament. The securing filament is pierced through approximately one-half inch of the neck skin of the bird, and is secured by placement of the anchor tag on one side of the pierced skin and the identification tag on the opposed side of the pierced skin. The securing filament is provided with opposed cylindrical restriction bar which pass through the reception holes in the anchor tag and the identification tag thereby securing each tag between the pierced skin and a cylindrical restriction bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Roger D. Ashley
  • Patent number: 5730196
    Abstract: A device for attachment to screens including a body in turn having arms by which the device is attached to the screen and legs by which the device is stabilized in position. The body preferably includes an element such as a hook such that an ornament may be suspended from the device so that the device serves as a visual warning so that people will be aware of its presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Gavin A. Frament
  • Patent number: 5588234
    Abstract: The identification device for animals or articles is internally provided with an electronic identification circuit enabling automatic remote detection of the code of the identification device. The identification device comprises a member comprising the identification circuit and a member serving for attachment. The member comprising the identification circuit is made of hard material. The external shape of this member, starting from a base which in operation abuts against the article or the animal, narrows substantially taperingly and smoothly to an end which in operation is located remote from the article or animal, so that this member cannot be gripped by another animal between its teeth or be caught on obstacles or other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: N.V. Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek Nedap
    Inventors: Hendrik J. de Jong, Ebele M. Postma
  • Patent number: 5546688
    Abstract: A tag adapted to be attached to an article of clothing or the like with a fastener of the type comprising an elongated plastic member having a cross-bar at one end. In one embodiment, the tag comprises a sheet of material folded and sealed to define a pocket, the pocket being provided with an opening through which a cross-bar may be inserted. Both the pocket and the opening are appropriately sized and shaped so that, when a cross-bar of a fastener is inserted into the pocket through the opening, the cross-bar cannot easily be removed from the pocket without tampering with the pocket in a readily identifiable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corp.
    Inventor: F. Gerard Merser
  • Patent number: 5537768
    Abstract: A label display stake for use with plant containers and which is formed as a single piece, preferably from a plastics material. The stake has an elongate body having an upper label carrying portion, and a lower mounting portion which is located within a plant container when the stake is in use. Label attaching structure is provided on the upper portion and is operative to resist separation of the label from the stake. In one form, the label attaching structure holds the label at a particular disposition for convenient viewing and also holds the label against rotation about the axis of the stake. Mounting structure is provided on the stake for cooperation with a plant container so as to hold the stake against a side of the container and also resist removal of the stake from the container. Stabilizing structure may be provided on the stake so as to hold it against lateral tilting relative to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Flower Carpet Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony I. Tesselaar, Peter K. Bayly
  • Patent number: 5526598
    Abstract: A display plate for a wire-netting cage is composed of a metallic plate member having a circular central opening portion and two opening portions each having a different sectional contour formed therethrough and a display member molded of a synthetic resin while including a circular central protuberance and two protuberances each having a different sectional contour. The metallic plate member is fixedly attached to a front surface of the wire-netting cage by welding it to two vertically extending steel wires. The display member is assembled with the metallic plate member by fitting the central circular protuberance of the display member into the central circular opening portion formed through the metallic plate member and then turning the metallic plate member with the central opening portion as a center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Tokyo Pet Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5373656
    Abstract: A tag adapted to be attached to an article of clothing or the like with a fastener of the type comprising an elongated plastic member having a cross-bar at one end. In one embodiment, the tag comprises a sheet of material folded and sealed to define a pocket, the pocket being provided with an opening through which a cross-bar may be inserted. Both the pocket and the opening are appropriately sized and shaped so that, when a cross-bar of a fastener is inserted into the pocket through the opening, the cross-bar cannot easily be removed from the pocket without tampering with the pocket in a readily identifiable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: F. Gerard Merser
  • Patent number: 5367809
    Abstract: An identifying device for affixation to laundry items and to further identify an owner of the laundry items. The identifying device is a one piece unit which has a first end and an opposite second end. The first end has a male member formed thereon and the second end has a female member formed thereon. The one piece unit is hinged between the first end and the second end so that the one piece unit may be folded over the laundry item. The male member of the device is irremovably connected to the laundry item by pushing the male member through the laundry item and joining the male member with the female member. Indicia means are formed on the device to permit identification and matching of pairs of laundry items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Walk-Winn Plastics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene B. Ross
  • Patent number: 5331758
    Abstract: A label holder made from a single piece of molded plastic with an area of reduced thickness (i.e., a living hinge) dividing the single piece into a back panel and a transparent front panel. The back panel has an area into which a label is placed. By applying finger pressure to the front panel, the holder can be closed along the living hinge until the front and back panels contact each other. Each locking tab on a panel interlocks with a corresponding free edge on the other panel and locking the label in a sandwiched condition. A release lip on the front panel facilitates unlocking and opening of the holder by similar finger pressure. The back panel has attachment means allowing easy insertion into any surface adapted with appropriate receiving means. Once connected, the holder is securely attached to the surface, while at the same time being easily removeable for quick and simple replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Inventor: Jerome M. Romick
  • Patent number: 5279420
    Abstract: A holder for displaying tubular articles. A body has an integral spear, the spear having a tapered nose and a retention shoulder. A retention disc is snaped over the nose to retain on the holder a tubular article whose least lateral dimension is smaller than that of the body or of the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Inventor: J. Linn Rodgers
  • Patent number: 5269485
    Abstract: An adhesive fastening device (10) having a plate (12) and a pin component (16) and an adhesive tape (14). The adhesive fastening device (10) is adapted for attaching and supporting an object piece (44) or equivalent thereof to an office cubicle wall (46). The pin assembly (16) has two rear leg portions (32) for insertion through a cloth covering (48) of the cubicle wall (46), thereby attaching the adhesive fastening device (10) to the cubicle wall (46). An adhesive tape (14) is secured to the plate (12) by a first adhesive portion (18) and an object piece (44) is removably affixed to the plate (12) by a second adhesive portion (22) of the adhesive tape (14). A removable paper cover (42) is provided to prevent unwanted adherence to the adhesive tape (14) prior to end use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Inventors: Robert R. Dwinell, Raymond E. Parton, Michael J. Dikas
  • Patent number: 4920670
    Abstract: A fish tag includes a monofilament having a retention member on one end and a flexible indicia bearing tube positioned about the monofilament. The second end of the monofilament extends beyond the end of the tube. A second monofilament having an enlarged end is also inserted into the tube. The enlarged end is positioned adjacent the second end of the first monofilament. The monofilaments and the tube are adhesively secured to each other. In addition, the two ends of the monofilament are secured to each other by a heat shrinkable tube that is placed about the monofilament ends and then shrunk to secure them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Floy Tag & Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Russell D. Amick