US3599916A - Gutter clip for light strings and the like - Google Patents

Gutter clip for light strings and the like

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US3599916A
US3599916A US3599916DA US3599916A US 3599916 A US3599916 A US 3599916A US 3599916D A US3599916D A US 3599916DA US 3599916 A US3599916 A US 3599916A
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gutter
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arm
lip
upper
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Ferdinand W Szabo
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FERDINAND W SZABO
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16LPIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16L3/00Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing, e.g. hangers, holders, clamps, cleats, clips, brackets
    • F16L3/24Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing, e.g. hangers, holders, clamps, cleats, clips, brackets with a special member for attachment to profiled girders
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S4/00Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
    • F21S4/10Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources attached to loose electric cables, e.g. Christmas tree lights
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F21V21/00Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips
    • F21V21/08Devices for easy attachment to any desired place, e.g. clip, clamp, magnet
    • F21V21/088Clips; Clamps
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21WINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO USES OR APPLICATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS
    • F21W2121/00Use or application of lighting devices or systems for decorative purposes, not provided for in codes F21W2102/00 – F21W2107/00
    • F21W2121/004Use or application of lighting devices or systems for decorative purposes, not provided for in codes F21W2102/00 – F21W2107/00 mounted on the exterior of houses or other buildings to illuminate parts thereof
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/34Combined diverse multipart fasteners
    • Y10T24/3427Clasp
    • Y10T24/3439Plural clasps
    • Y10T24/344Resilient type clasp
    • Y10T24/3444Circular work engageable

Abstract

A removable clip adapted to be fastened to the front upper edge of a metal gutter, the gutter being of the type having an upstanding front side or lip which defines the gutter edge and an inwardly directed flange along the edge. The clip is particularly suitable for supporting light bulb strings or the like, and is in two pieces, both pieces being formed from strips of spring metal. One piece is in the form of a C-shaped clamp having upper and lower arms which embrace the gutter flange from the inside of the gutter, the second piece locking onto the clamp upper arm and having an overhanging portion on the outside of the gutter adapted to engage the light bulb string. The length of the clamp lower arm is such that it bears against the inside of the gutter lip pressing the overhanging portion against the outside or front of the lip.

Claims (9)

1. A removable clip for attachment to a support having angularly disposed lip and flange portions comprising first and second pieces; said first piece comprising upper and lower arms which are spaced apart but similarly oriented; means joining said arms to bias the same together into a clamping relationship on said support flange portion; the lower arm comprising a free end; said second piece including an arm and a receptacle portion angularly disposed with respect to the second piece arm and integral therewith; means on the first piece upper arm and second piece arm to engage and lock the same together; the dimensions of the respective arms being such that the receptacle portion is biased against one face of the support lip by the lower arm free end which engages the opposite side of the support lip when said first piece upper and lower arms are in clamping relationship on the lip flange.
2. A clip for supporting a light bulb string or the like adapted to engage the front edge of a gutter, the gutter being of the type including a front lip defining an upper front edge, and a horizontal inwardly directed flange along the edge, comprising first and second pieces; said first piece comprising upper and lower arms which are spaced apart but similarly oriented; means joining said arms to bias the same together into a clamping relationship on the gutter flange, the lower arm comprising a free end which engages the inside of the gutter lip; said second piece including a horizontal part which engages and locks onto the upper arm of said first piece, and a downwardly extending overhanging portion; the dimensions of the respective arms and said horizontal part being such that the overhanging portion is pressed against the outside of the gutter lip by the lower arm free end.
3. The clip of claim 2 wherein said second piece horizontal part is adapted to slip between the first piece upper arm and the gutter flange, the clamping relationship of the arms embracing the flange holding the upper arm and horizontal part together.
4. The clip of claim 3 wherein said upper arm defines at least one slot, the horizontal part comprising an upstanding tab which engages said slot.
5. The clip of claim 2 wherein said means biasing the first piece arms together is a C-shaped clamp.
6. The clip of claim 5 wherein said first and second pieces are made of spring steel.
7. The clip of claim 2 wherein the lower arm free end is bent in the shape of an inverted U having a flattened surface which presses against the inside of the gutter lip, a radius between the arm free end and the rest of the arm permitting deformation of the arm.
8. The clip of claim 2 wherein the lower arm free end is V-shaped to resiliently press against the inside surface of the gutter lip.
9. A clip for supporting a light bulb string or the like adapted to engage the front edge of a gutter, the gutter being of the type including a front lip defining an upper front edge, and an inwardly directed flange along the edge, comprising: first and second pieces of a resilient material; said first piece being bent to describe C-clamp including upper and lower arms extending from the ends of the clamps; the arms being similarly oriented to embrace the flange of the gutter, the lower arm comprising a free end bent to resiliently press against the inside of the gutter lip; said second piece including a horizontal part and a downwardly extending recess portion depending from said horizontal part; slot means in said first piece upper arm; an upstanding tab on said second piece horizontal part, the horizontal part being adapted to slip between the gutter flange and said upper arm for engagement of said tab and slot; the recess portion defining a shoulder which is pressed against the outside of the gutter lip when the tab and slot are so engaged; the recess portion further being bent to define a recess spaced from said gutter lip when the shoulder is so pressed.
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US3720395A (en) * 1971-08-18 1973-03-13 Fastway Fasteners Clip for securing conduit boxes to metal dry wall studs
US4043527A (en) * 1976-05-13 1977-08-23 Franzmeier Alvin W Heating cables
US4048919A (en) * 1975-08-04 1977-09-20 Woods Kenneth D Water fountain control wiper unit for offset printing machines
US4707906A (en) * 1986-03-25 1987-11-24 Posey John T Method of attaching tube to a tube holder
US4742979A (en) * 1987-02-19 1988-05-10 Syversten William O Cable hanger
US5056747A (en) * 1990-07-20 1991-10-15 Kireta Andrew G Biasable bracket device for mounting a decorative light in multiple locations
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US5308033A (en) * 1992-09-25 1994-05-03 Navistar International Transportation Corp. Flange mounted routing clamp
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US5496005A (en) * 1994-02-08 1996-03-05 Dieringer; Dale E. Hanger for electrical conduits
US5772166A (en) * 1994-04-13 1998-06-30 Adams Mfg. Corp. Mounting clip
US5911633A (en) * 1997-04-01 1999-06-15 Hms Mfg. Co. Decorative surround for a Christmas tree display stand
US6338460B1 (en) * 1999-12-30 2002-01-15 Donald D. Rumpel Lap type siding mounted Christmas light clip
US6345796B1 (en) * 2000-12-19 2002-02-12 P.K. Torten Enterprises Table hook for purses and the like
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US6536727B1 (en) 2002-02-07 2003-03-25 The Christmas Light Company Inc. Christmas light clip
US6572062B1 (en) 2002-06-17 2003-06-03 The Christmas Light Company Inc. Gutter clip for attachment of linear systems
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US6827379B2 (en) 2001-11-16 2004-12-07 Micro Plastics, Inc. Quick mounting clip system for hanging decorations and Christmas lights
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US7066618B1 (en) * 2003-08-04 2006-06-27 Harold Little Drip edging and gutter mountings designed for decorative lights
US7188977B1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2007-03-13 Bonita Lough EZ clip it
US20070204521A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2007-09-06 Emerald Innovations, Llc Gutter guard and decor support arrangement
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US20110088335A1 (en) * 2009-10-20 2011-04-21 Bradley Miller Integrated Housing Mounting System
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US3720395A (en) * 1971-08-18 1973-03-13 Fastway Fasteners Clip for securing conduit boxes to metal dry wall studs
US4048919A (en) * 1975-08-04 1977-09-20 Woods Kenneth D Water fountain control wiper unit for offset printing machines
US4043527A (en) * 1976-05-13 1977-08-23 Franzmeier Alvin W Heating cables
US4707906A (en) * 1986-03-25 1987-11-24 Posey John T Method of attaching tube to a tube holder
US4742979A (en) * 1987-02-19 1988-05-10 Syversten William O Cable hanger
US5056747A (en) * 1990-07-20 1991-10-15 Kireta Andrew G Biasable bracket device for mounting a decorative light in multiple locations
DE4217267A1 (en) * 1992-05-11 1993-11-25 Christian Koch Cable clip - has a C=shape with stepped cable channel on one side, made from extruded aluminium
US5308033A (en) * 1992-09-25 1994-05-03 Navistar International Transportation Corp. Flange mounted routing clamp
US5388802A (en) * 1993-01-15 1995-02-14 Brimur International Ltd. Method and apparatus for suspending Christmas lights underneath eaves on a house
US5496005A (en) * 1994-02-08 1996-03-05 Dieringer; Dale E. Hanger for electrical conduits
US5772166A (en) * 1994-04-13 1998-06-30 Adams Mfg. Corp. Mounting clip
US5911633A (en) * 1997-04-01 1999-06-15 Hms Mfg. Co. Decorative surround for a Christmas tree display stand
US6041545A (en) * 1997-04-01 2000-03-28 Hms Mfg. Co. Decorative surround for display stand
US6338460B1 (en) * 1999-12-30 2002-01-15 Donald D. Rumpel Lap type siding mounted Christmas light clip
US6345796B1 (en) * 2000-12-19 2002-02-12 P.K. Torten Enterprises Table hook for purses and the like
US6481680B2 (en) * 2000-12-19 2002-11-19 P.K. Torten Enterprises Table hook with movable support for purses and the like
US6494594B1 (en) * 2001-06-12 2002-12-17 Joseph Schroetter Decorative light mounting apparatus
US8079110B2 (en) 2001-07-03 2011-12-20 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7908699B2 (en) 2001-07-03 2011-03-22 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US6827379B2 (en) 2001-11-16 2004-12-07 Micro Plastics, Inc. Quick mounting clip system for hanging decorations and Christmas lights
US6536727B1 (en) 2002-02-07 2003-03-25 The Christmas Light Company Inc. Christmas light clip
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US8393042B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-03-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US9167888B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2015-10-27 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US8561247B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-10-22 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8990996B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2015-03-31 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US8800093B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-08-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7721376B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2010-05-25 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20040129846A1 (en) * 2003-01-02 2004-07-08 Adams William E. Apparatus for hanging decorative lights from a rail or gutter
US7188977B1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2007-03-13 Bonita Lough EZ clip it
US7066618B1 (en) * 2003-08-04 2006-06-27 Harold Little Drip edging and gutter mountings designed for decorative lights
US20050072881A1 (en) * 2003-10-02 2005-04-07 Denis Morin Device for hanging decorative fixtures
US6883768B1 (en) * 2003-10-02 2005-04-26 Denis Morin Device for hanging decorative fixtures
US20070204521A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2007-09-06 Emerald Innovations, Llc Gutter guard and decor support arrangement
US20100035738A1 (en) * 2007-02-06 2010-02-11 Smith Jr Donald W Machine tool shield
US20100200713A1 (en) * 2009-02-06 2010-08-12 Bradley Miller Gutter Mounting System
US8152112B2 (en) * 2009-02-06 2012-04-10 Bradley Miller Gutter mounting system
US8015755B2 (en) * 2009-10-20 2011-09-13 Bradley Miller Integrated housing mounting system
US20110088335A1 (en) * 2009-10-20 2011-04-21 Bradley Miller Integrated Housing Mounting System
US9091074B2 (en) * 2013-09-16 2015-07-28 Terrie Schucker Decorative molding with integrated suspension members
US20150075094A1 (en) * 2013-09-16 2015-03-19 Terrie Schucker Decorative Molding with Integrated Suspension Members
EP3154142A1 (en) * 2015-10-06 2017-04-12 Stefan Hilleke Connecting device for attaching flexible lines

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