Sock clip

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5440791
SERIAL NO

08136889

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Abstract

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A clip preferably monolithically formed of a single piece of resilient and pliable material (e.g., plastic), provides for the securing together of individual units of stocking, socks, and hose and the like, into their proper pairs for ease of sorting for laundry and storage. The clip provides a gripping force biasing the jaws shut, by means of a spring action in the handle portion or by alternative latching means between the two handle portions, while the jaws are relatively wide to distribute the clamping or gripping forces so as to preclude crushing of the fabric or other pliable material gripped therein. The clip may be provided in a variety of colors, in order that they and any articles gripped therein may be recognized readily, and a storage container which is easily attachable in the laundry area (e.g., to the side of a laundry hamper) may be provided for the storage of the clips when they are not in use. The relatively soft and non-metallic material serves to preclude the scratching, marring or other damage to the interior or a laundry washer or dryer drum while in service.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Guio, Robert R 146 Highland Hills Dr., Follansbee, WV 26037 2 29

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
D319903 Stocking holder 14 1988
* 4939823 Sock pairer and holder 10 1989
* 5038413 Sock fastening means 47 1990
* 5044051 Pairer and holder for sock pairs, and a method of pairing and holding sock pairs 8 1990
 
GHA BRANDS LTD (1)
* 4807334 Article hanger clip 42 1988
 
Intermar, Inc. (1)
* 4765335 Aneurysm clip 189 1987
 
HENLEY OPERATING COMPANY A CORP. OF TEXAS (1)
* 5022126 One-piece plastic towel clamp 34 1990
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Industrias Sinteticas Catalanas, S.L. (2)
7150081 Device for joining clothing items and textile item including said device 11 2005
* 2006/0123,606 Device for joining clothing items and textile item including said device 3 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (15)
* 5499431 Spring clip for holding garments 5 1994
* 5944236 Clothing clip apparatus 14 1995
6298526 Tether clip and method of securing the same 28 1999
* 6301756 Clip 39 2000
D452595 Sock holding pin 2 2000
6389657 Sock clip 9 2000
* 6898828 Clasp for ornamental objects 2 2001
* 7127782 Clasp for ornamental objects 0 2004
* 7225507 Sock snaps 7 2005
D552312 Device for holding socks during washing 1 2005
7631753 Sock organizing apparatus 2 2005
* 2007/0295,769 WRINKLE REMOVAL SYSTEM 4 2006
7779518 Clasp for ornamental objects 0 2006
7587797 Sock keeper 0 2007
9295347 Hinge clip 0 2014
 
L'OREAL (1)
* 2009/0071,494 METHODS FOR INHIBITING COLOR FADING IN HAIR 8 2007
 
ITE Group, LLC (2)
D612158 Portion of an article for fastening socks 3 2008
D612159 Portion of an article for fastening socks 7 2008
 
Airdrome Parts Co. (1)
* 2005/0046,179 Self-locking coupling device 1 2004
 
Texon II, Inc. (1)
* 9493907 Laundry collar with clip 0 2014
 
Clipps, Inc. (1)
* 5546641 Clip for retaining shirt sleeves or cuffs in a folded position 12 1995
 
TNC Company (1)
* 2005/0144,765 Sock snaps 0 2005
* Cited By Examiner