Garment hanger with integral crease-free clamps

  • US 6,199,728 B1
  • Filed: 10/20/1998
  • Issued: 03/13/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A clamp-type garment hanger for holding an article, comprising:

  • a) a body having at least one clamp attached to said body, said clamp having a hinge and at least two jaw members having opposed non-ribbed gripping surfaces, wherein at least one jaw member is pivotable about said hinge relative to said other jaw member, said jaw members being capable of a first open position where said one jaw member is pivoted away from said other jaw member, and a second closed position where said one jaw member is urged towards said other jaw member such that the article may be gripped between said gripping surfaces, said opposed gripping surfaces being integrally formed with said jaw members by injection molding in one piece with substantially identical materials, and wherein at least one of said opposed gripping surfaces has relatively blunt relief structure which provides an increased coefficient of friction to said at least one of said opposed gripping surface, said blunt relief structure defining a plurality of voids having a death of not more than approximately 0.5 mm; and

    b) a hook member coupled to said body.

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