Hanger with irremovable information tab

  • US 5,383,583 A
  • Filed: 04/05/1993
  • Issued: 01/24/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A garment hanger including a removal-resistant tab, comprising:

  • a hanger including a body and a hook member connected to said body;

    a tab holder, formed integrally with said hanger, said tab holder having two opposite sides and a free edge, a first ridge disposed along said free edge and extending from said two opposing sides, and a second ridge extending from said two opposing sides and spaced from said first ridge; and

    a tab including means for rendering said tab resistant to both accidental and intentional manual removal from said tab holder, said tab defining a face member and two opposing sides, each of said two opposing tab sides extending from said face member and terminating in a foremost edge opposite said face member, said opposing tab sides having a rib disposed on the inner surface of each for cooperatively engaging said first ridge to lock said tab to said tab holder, said opposing tab sides extending from said face member sufficiently such that said foremost edges of said opposing tab sides at least border the near side of said second ridge when said ribs cooperatively engage said first ridge;

    said second ridge being configured and dimensioned to obstruct access to said foremost edges of said opposing tab sides and thereby to essentially prevent both accidental and intentional manual removal of said tab from said tab holder;

    said tab holder additionally including an upper end member formed above said first ridge and a lower end member formed below said first ridge;

    said face member and said two opposing sides of said tab forming an upper edge surface and a lower edge surface;

    said upper and lower end members of said tab holder being located relative to said respective upper and lower edge surfaces of said tab such that, when said tab is locked on to said tab holder, said upper and lower end members obstruct access to said respective upper and lower edge surfaces, said upper and lower end members of said tab holder extending substantially the full length of said upper and lower edge surfaces of said tab to preclude a finger purchase on said upper and lower edge surfaces.

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