• US 7,373,682 B2
  • Filed: 03/31/2005
  • Issued: 05/20/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A combination device for stapling objects and retaining a tape dispenser, the combination device comprising:

  • a) a stapling leg and a staple forming leg, each of the legs having a front end and an opposing rear end, and an outer surface and an opposing inner surface, the inner surfaces facing each other, the legs being pivotally connected with each other, the stapling leg defining a tape dispenser cavity on a rear portion thereof closer to the rear end than the front end, the cavity being bounded by two opposing side cavity surfaces and extending from the outer surface of the stapling leg toward the inner surface thereof, the side cavity surfaces being configured to removably retain the tape dispenser within the cavity; and

    b) an ergonomic contoured first grip superimposed on a front portion of the outer surface of the stapling leg closer to the front end than the rear end,wherein the cavity is permanently exposed to an exterior of the stapling leg through the outer surface and inner surface thereof so as to provide quick access to the tape dispenser when retained therein.

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