Channel letter and trim cap retaining clip therefor

  • US 8,756,841 B2
  • Filed: 02/05/2013
  • Issued: 06/24/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A channel letter comprising:

  • an enclosure having at least two opposing walls, wherein said at least two opposing walls defining the shape of said letter and having an open front;

    said at least two opposing walls having an inner surface and a forward end;

    a lens having a forward surface and an outer edge in said shape of said letter;

    a plurality of selectively positioned and oriented retention clips adjacent said forward end frictionally engaged with said enclosure walls;

    each said clip includes an outwardly extending leg relative to said walls;

    a retainer cap against said forward surface of said lens for retaining said lens adjacent said enclosure and said walls;

    said retainer cap comprises an extrusion readily formable into a variety of shapes;

    said retainer cap includes an interior face having a first edge and an opposing second edge;

    said first edge having an overhang engaged to said forward surface of said lens; and

    ,said second edge having channel, wherein said channel adapted to securely engage a plurality of said legs along an outer surface of said enclosure walls.

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