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Title: US4971210: Clamshell-type closet rod spacer unit
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Blumenkranz, Stephen J.; Redwood City, CA
Stenberg, Steven L.; San Leandro, CA 94577

Assignee: Stenberg; Steven L., San Leandro, CA
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Published / Filed: 1990-11-20 / 1989-01-03

Application Number: US1989000293743

IPC Code: Advanced: A47F 7/24; A47G 25/06;
Core: A47F 7/19; A47G 25/00;
IPC-7: A47G 25/00;

U.S. Class: Current: 211/123; 211/105.1;
Original: 211/123; 211/105.1;

Field of Search: 211/123,124,184,105.1 024/20 TT,543

Priority Number:
1989-01-03  US1989000293743

Abstract: A spacer to maintain separation between garments on hangers hanging on a clothes rod being a collar having a clam shell construction so that the spacer can be opening for attachment to, or removal from, the closet rod thereby avoiding the necessity of removing the bar from the closet. In preferred embodiment the spacer is generally cylindrical of diameter greater than the inner diameter of the coat hanger hook and having rounded ends to cause the hangers to rest on the rod. One or more hook retaining grooves may be included medially of the ends. Snap closure means secures the two hemi-shells closed. At least one of the shells may be decoratively configured, e.g. a Disney character or the like to appeal to children. The plastic may be color-coded or labeled.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Dulin, Jacques M. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Purol, David M.; Lechok, Sarah A.

Maintenance Status: E1 Expired  Check current status

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We claim:     1. A spacing collar for receivingly engaging a rod to maintain hooks of garment hangers in predetermined spaced relation to one another which comprises in operative combination:
  • (a) matingly engaging first and second sections
    • (i) each section having a longitudinal extent and comprising an inner surface spaced from and partially enclosing said rod and an outer surface spaced from said inner surface to define a wall therebetween,
    • (ii) the longitudinal wall of each section terminating in end walls projecting inwardly toward said rod and terminating just short of said rod to permit sliding engagement with said rod, and
    • (iii) each section being bounded by at least one clamping edge;
  • (b) said first and second sections being joined together along at least a portion of a common hinging edge to receivingly engage said rod in clamshell fashion and cause said hangers to hang on said rod between end walls of adjacent ones of a plurality of said spacing collars enclosed on said rod; and
  • (c) means for locking said clamping edges to one another to slidingly enclose said rod between said sections.


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