WO1987007127A1 - Clothes hanger - Google Patents

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WO1987007127A1
WO1987007127A1 PCT/AU1987/000148 AU8700148W WO8707127A1 WO 1987007127 A1 WO1987007127 A1 WO 1987007127A1 AU 8700148 W AU8700148 W AU 8700148W WO 8707127 A1 WO8707127 A1 WO 8707127A1
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arms
hanger
clipping
clothes
resilient
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PCT/AU1987/000148
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Mario Medloby
Maria Medloby
Friedrich Medloby
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Mario Medloby
Maria Medloby
Friedrich Medloby
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G25/00Household implements used in connection with wearing apparel; Dress, hat or umbrella holders
    • A47G25/14Clothing hangers, e.g. suit hangers
    • A47G25/48Hangers with clamps or the like, e.g. for trousers or skirts
    • A47G25/483Hangers with clamps or the like, e.g. for trousers or skirts with pivoting clamps or clips having axis of rotation parallel with the hanger arms
    • A47G25/485Hangers with clamps or the like, e.g. for trousers or skirts with pivoting clamps or clips having axis of rotation parallel with the hanger arms with a plurality of clips integral with, or supported by, the trouser-supporting bar

Abstract

A hanger for clothes including an elongated hanger member, a hook member or other means for connecting said hanger member to a support, two or more clipping means each supported on said hanger member, each said clipping means comprising a pair of complementary slipping arms and resilient means joining said clipping arms at one end to yieldably urge said arms together, said clipping arms defining therebetween at the other end a clothes gripping zone, and adjacent said resilient means a recess for receiving said larger member, each said arm having an operating tab extending to the outside face of the complementary clipping arm, such that when said operating tabs are pinched together the clipping arms move from a clothes gripping position, where at said clothes gripping zone the arms are together, to a clothes releasing position where at said clothes gripping zone the arms are apart.

Description

The present invention relates to hangers for clothes and to clips which may be used in association with those hangers.
Hangers for skirts, trousers and other clothing are widely used. Generally, these hangers include a bar on which is mounted a pair of clips which may be in the form of a peg, for example for holding the clothing. Such hangers are used for displaying goods for sale and for the storing of goods in the home. The object of the present invention is to provide a hanger assembly that is simple to manufacture and assemble and which is easy to use.
The present invention provides a hanger for clothes including: an elongated hanger member, a hook member or other means for connecting said hanger member to a support, two or more clipping means each supported on said .hanger member, each said clipping means comprising a pair of complimentary clipping arms and resilient means joining said clipping arms at one end to yieldably urge said arms together, said clipping arms defining therebetween at the other end to said resilient means, a clothes gripping zone, and adjacent said resilient means a recess for receiving said hanger member, each said clipping arm having an operating tab extending to the outside face of the complimentary clipping arm, such that when said operating tabs are pinched together the clipping arms move from a clothes gripping position, where at said clothes gripping zone the arms are together, to a clothes releasing position where at said clothes gripping zone the arms are apart. The present invention also provides a clip for use with the hanger, of the type described.
The elongated hanger member may be of any suitable material such as extruded plastic and be of any suitable cross-section. For example, the hanger member may be a strip of plastic or be of H, U or I shaped cross-section.
The arms of the clips are preferably identical in size and shape so that when they are assembled it is not necessary to have "right" or "left" hand arms. The clipping arms may be made of any suitable plastic material that are preferably moulded. The resilient means may also . be made of plastics material and is generally in the form of a U-shaped member that extends around the ends of a pair of clipping arms to hold them together. Preferably the member provides not only a force to urge the arms into a closed gripping position but also to cause the arms to grip the elongated hanger member. Preferably the clip is slidable along the elongated hanger member, but requires a force for movement.
Any suitable means may be provided to fix the elongated hanger member to a support. For example, a hook member may be provided for this purpose. Those skilled in the art will appreciate that other means and mechanisms may be used. For example, the ends of the elongated member may rest on parallel bars. The invention will now be further described with reference to the accompanying drawings which illustrate one embodiment thereof. Details of the embodiment should not be taken as restricting the present invention. In the drawings: FIGURE 1 shows in perspective a hanger for clothes. FIGURE 2 is a front elevation of one clip. FIGURE 3 is an end elevation of the clip. FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of the clip in its closed position and 5 FIGURE 5 is a perspective view of the clip in its open position.
The hanger illustrated includes an elongated hanger member 10 supported by a hook portion 11. The hook portion may be of any suitable size and shape and may be moulded or 10 later affixed to the hanger member 10. In the embodiments shown there are a pair of clips 12 slidably mounted on the bar 10.
As will be shown in' the Figures 2 to 5 the clips 12 may be comprised by a pair of clip arms 13 and 13* which are
15 identical. The clip includes a separate U-shaped resilient member 14 which is located within recesses at one end of the arms 13 and 13' .
The arms 13 and 13' between them define a recess 15 in which the bar 10 can be located. It will be noted that in the 20 preferred arrangement the resilient member 14 applies a force to the top end of the arms 13 and 13' so that at the recess 15 they grip the bar 10. Thus, whilst the clip may be slidable along the bar 10 there is a yieldable force tending to keep the clip stationary. By this means unintended sliding of the 25 clip is avoided.
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At the other end the clip arms 13 and 13' preferably include a rib as at 16 and 16' to assist in the arms gripping clothing.
Preferably tabs 17 and 17' are provided on arms 13 and 30 13' respectively. The tabs extend from one side of the clip to the other by the provision of an extension 18 and 18' that passes through a recess in the complimentary arm. This means that when the tabs 17 and 17' are pressed the arms move from the position shown in Figure 4 to the position shown in Figure 5 where clothing may be removed therefrom. Thus, opening is by a pinching action generally between the fore finger and the thumb with the hand extending over the bar 10.
Thus it will be appreciated that the resilient member 14 serves the purposes of urging the arms into contact at 16 and 16', keeping the arms together at the opposite end and providing a retaining force on the bar 10. The arms 13 and 13' can be made identical so that it is unnecessary to mould two separate shapes and configurations of arm and this assists both in manufacture and in assembly. The arms 13 and 13' can be made of any suitable- size, shape and configuration preferably to accommodate some material within the general area at 20.
It should be appreciated that many variations and modifications may be made to the above described arrangement and construction of parts without departing from the ambit of the present invention as defined in the claim annexed hereto.

Claims

THE CLAIMS DEFINING THE INVENTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. A hanger for clothes including an elongated hanger member, a hook member or other means for connecting said hanger
5 member to a support, two or more clipping means each supported on said hanger member, each said clipping means comprising a pair of complimentary slipping arms and resilient means joining said clipping arms at one end to yieldably urge said arms together,
10 said clipping arms defining therebetween at the other end a clothes gripping zone, and adjacent said resilient means a recess for receiving said larger member, each said arm having an operating tab extending to the outside face of the complimentary clipping arm, such that when said operating tabs
15 are" pinched together the clipping arms move from a clothes gripping position, where at said clothes gripping zone the arms are together, to a clothes releasing position where at said clothes gripping zone the arms are apart.
2. A hanger as claimed in claim 1, wherein said clipping 2Q arms are of moulded plastic material.
3. A hanger as claimed in either preceding claim, wherein each of said clipping arms is identical in.size and shape.
4. A hanger as claimed in any preceding claim wherein said hanger member is of substantially constant cross section along
25 at least a portion of its length and said clipping means are
^ slidably mounted thereon.
5. A hanger as claimed in claim 4 wherein said resilient means urge said arms into contact with said hanger member to apply a yieldable resistance to movement of said clipping means along said hanger member.
6. A hanger substantially as hereinbefore described with reference to the accompanying drawings.
7. A clipping means for use in a hanger as claimed in any preceding claim.
PCT/AU1987/000148 1986-05-30 1987-05-22 Clothes hanger WO1987007127A1 (en)

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Cited By (7)

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GB2198340B (en) * 1986-12-12 1990-10-31 Batts Inc Sliding clamp hanger
US5350092A (en) * 1989-08-01 1994-09-27 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Garment hanger and clip
GB2319172A (en) * 1996-11-18 1998-05-20 Rolf Harris Clothes hanger
GB2354940A (en) * 1999-10-06 2001-04-11 Peter Cloughton Device for use in fitting a duvet cover
ITGE20080082A1 (en) * 2008-10-13 2010-04-14 Enrico Carca Method and devices for gripping and robotic manipulation of parts in flexible material with transport in hanging configuration.
ITGE20130023A1 (en) * 2013-02-19 2014-08-20 Michal Jilich Plier
EP2893852A1 (en) * 2002-02-15 2015-07-15 Stanley F. Gouldson Elongated pinch grip garment hanger

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US4192441A (en) * 1978-07-17 1980-03-11 John Thomas Batts, Inc. Clamp construction for article hangers
US4248363A (en) * 1979-04-26 1981-02-03 Cut Rate Plastic Hangers, Inc. Garment hanger
EP0068848A1 (en) * 1981-06-25 1983-01-05 John Thomas Batts, Inc. A clamp for a clothes or like hanger
US4446996A (en) * 1981-09-03 1984-05-08 John Thomas Batts, Inc. Means of securing garment clamps to hanger
GB2167659A (en) * 1984-11-08 1986-06-04 Polyoak Products Hangers for clothing

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US4192441A (en) * 1978-07-17 1980-03-11 John Thomas Batts, Inc. Clamp construction for article hangers
US4248363A (en) * 1979-04-26 1981-02-03 Cut Rate Plastic Hangers, Inc. Garment hanger
EP0068848A1 (en) * 1981-06-25 1983-01-05 John Thomas Batts, Inc. A clamp for a clothes or like hanger
US4446996A (en) * 1981-09-03 1984-05-08 John Thomas Batts, Inc. Means of securing garment clamps to hanger
GB2167659A (en) * 1984-11-08 1986-06-04 Polyoak Products Hangers for clothing

Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2198340B (en) * 1986-12-12 1990-10-31 Batts Inc Sliding clamp hanger
US5350092A (en) * 1989-08-01 1994-09-27 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Garment hanger and clip
GB2319172A (en) * 1996-11-18 1998-05-20 Rolf Harris Clothes hanger
GB2319172B (en) * 1996-11-18 2001-02-07 Rolf Harris Clothes hanger
GB2354940A (en) * 1999-10-06 2001-04-11 Peter Cloughton Device for use in fitting a duvet cover
US6481585B1 (en) 1999-10-06 2002-11-19 Peter Cloughton Device for use in fitting a duvet cover
EP2893852A1 (en) * 2002-02-15 2015-07-15 Stanley F. Gouldson Elongated pinch grip garment hanger
ITGE20080082A1 (en) * 2008-10-13 2010-04-14 Enrico Carca Method and devices for gripping and robotic manipulation of parts in flexible material with transport in hanging configuration.
ITGE20130023A1 (en) * 2013-02-19 2014-08-20 Michal Jilich Plier
US9089973B2 (en) 2013-02-19 2015-07-28 Matteo Zoppi Gripper

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