US Patent No: 5,582,291

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Suspendable carrying device for decorative lights

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Abstract

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The present invention is a suspendable carrying device for decorative light strings wherein the light strings include a plurality of light bulbs connected to the others and each bulb has an enlarged portion of greater diameter than the neck portion. The carrying device comprises a body member having an elongated track extending through the body member where at least one expanded aperture is located along a length of the elongated track. The expanded aperture has a greater width than the elongated track which is sufficient to accommodate insertion of the enlarged portion of each light bulb therethrough. The elongated track has a width sufficient to accommodate the neck portion of each light bulb therein and prevent passage of the enlarged portion of each light bulb therethrough.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Miller, Charles L P.O. Box 1181, Dimmitt, TX 79027 5 26
Schroeder, Lyman L 609 Maple, Dimmitt, TX 79027 2 8
Setliff, Douglas W P.O. Box 290, Dimmitt, TX 79027 2 8

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
JABCOBOZZI VIVIAN MARIE, 2836 NORTH 76TH PLACE, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251 (1)
* 4,531,638 Mounting means for remembrance items 9 1983
 
MARRIOT INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,123,534 Packaging assembly for lite strings 8 1991
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
* 4,651,873 Can caddy device, and methods of constructing and utilizing same 35 1985
* 4,798,286 Bottle holder 13 1987
* 4,917,323 Christmas light storage device 36 1988
* 5,033,619 Light string carrier 32 1990
* 5,064,067 Christmas light organizer 48 1990
* 5,152,396 Assembly type packing device for decoration light string 4 1991
* 5,317,491 Holder for string of electric lights 29 1992
* 5,381,899 Package assembly for decorative lights 14 1994
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CELESTE, L.L.C. (1)
* 6,073,758 Foldover merchandising package 29 1999
 
Lightsock, Inc. (1)
* 6,237,769 Device to protect light strings for storage 3 2000
 
SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD. (1)
6,337,231 Method for producing semiconductor device 2 2000
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
6,398,148 Device and method for storing holiday light strings 9 2000
6,557,792 Device and method for storing holiday light strings 13 2001
7,198,153 Light string storage and hanging system and method 3 2005
D534361 Hanger with air freshener therein 4 2006
* Cited By Examiner