ApplicationNo. 05/918099 filed on 06/22/1978
US Classes:24/519, Having inserted and receiving interlocking engaging faces223/96, With clamp24/521Having specific surface material or irregularity on or along engaging face
ExaminersPrimary: Kannan, Philip C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA47G 25/48 (20060101)
A47G 25/00 (20060101)
AbstractA clamp, particularly adapted for use with a clothes hanger, has only two parts or jaws, one jaw of which may be integral with the clothes supporting branch of the hanger. One part of the jaw of the clamp has a pair of closely spaced, transversely extending, members forming a space therebetween, at least one of said members having resilient characteristics as is found in certain plastics, such as Nylon. The clamping end of said jaw includes a resilient loop. The other jaw consists of a curved elongated arm having a slotted pivot means on one end, and a head on the other end. The opposite side of the pivot means carries an indexing means. The slotted pivot means engages one of said transversely extending members forming a pivot for the arm, and the indexing means engage and ride along the other of said transversely extending members, giving the pivoted arm a step-by-step snap action motion when rotated about the pivot. The head is adapted to pass through the loop when the arm is in its closed position, whereby an article to be gripped, for example a garment, is engaged between the head and the loop and held tightly.