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Publication numberUS1149648 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 10, 1915
Filing dateJul 29, 1914
Priority dateJul 29, 1914
Publication numberUS 1149648 A, US 1149648A, US-A-1149648, US1149648 A, US1149648A
InventorsAlbert Henderson
Original AssigneeAlbert Henderson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clip for reinforcing-rods.
US 1149648 A
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ALBERT HENDERSON, OF AVALON, EPENNSYLV'ANA.

CLIP FOR REINFOBCIGARODS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 310, T1945.

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Be it known that L'ALBERT HENDERSON, a rcitizen of the United States, residing. at Avelon, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful.Improvements in Clips for Reinforcing-Rods, of which the following is a specification.

The prime object of my invention is to provide a new and improved clip, and more particularly a resilient metallic clip especially designed forv assembling reinforcing rods employed in concrete constructions. My invention is applicable for use in connecting two rods of this character when disposed at right angles to each other or in parallel relation. i

In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates applications of my invention, Figure l is a perspective view showing two reinforcing rods substantially at right angies with each other, with my invention applied thereto; Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the rods arranged in parallelism with my clip applied thereto; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a clip of the form shown in Fig. l, and Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a modified construction ofspring metal clip constructed inA accordance with my invention.

Referring to the drawing, 1 and 2 respectively designate the rods designed to bc joined together, and as shown in the drawings, said rods may be disposed at right angles with each other as in Fig. l or arranged parallel with each other as in Fig. 2.

Referring first to the form of spring metal clip particularly shown by Fig. 3, the clip comprises a looped centrally disposed encircling portion 3 designed to be slipped onto one of the rods, curved downwardly eX- tending spaced arms 4, the latter each hav-- ing its terminal portions bent upwardly as shown at a and then downwardly as shown at o.

rlhe clip, as illustrated and as preferred, is made of a single strand of resilient wire, and in addition to the rod contacting portions, namely the encircling portion 8 and the curved arms 4, the clip includes intermediate looped portions 5 and 6 located be'- tween the encircling portion 3 and the arms 4.

In the form of Fig. 8, I show a resilient intermediate looped portion 6. In practice, after the clip has been applied to the rods or to one of the members to be tied together, the resilient locking member is bent over into the 4position shown in Fig. l.

It will be noted that when the weight of the horizontal cross rod of Fig. l is applied to the curved Aarms 4, owingV to the peculiar construction of my clip, there will be slight tendency of the clip or. theencircling portion 3 slidingdown the vertically extending rod l, and, therefore,if desired, the form of construction shown in the modified form of Fig. 4 may be employed without using the locking` member l7. It will be also noted that when the locking member 7 is bent over into locked position as shown in Fig. 1, the encircling portion 3 of the clip is drawn into close engagement with the rod which it en circles.

In the modified form of Fig. 4 in which I dispense with the locking member 7, 3a designates the encircling looped portion designed to encircle one rod or other member, and 4 the spaced depending arms or supports designed to engage the other rod or member of the two rods or members to be joined together.

In the modified form of Fig. 4, the wire is bent so as to provide a laterally extending double cross-membero looped at d, thereby providing a cross-member joining the op posing sides of said clip, the function of which is somewhat similar to the laterally extending locking member 7 of the form of Fig. l.

LA resilient wire clip for uniting reinforcing rods, etc., including a looped encircling portion, depending spaced curved arms each having a bent terminal portion, said arms and looped portion adapted to receive the rods to be united with a rod eX- tending through the loop of the looped portion, and a cross member extending from one side of the clip to the other.

2. A resilient wire clip for uniting reinforcing rods, etc., including a looped encircling portion, depending spaced curved arms each having a :terminal portion bent upwardly and then downwardly, said arms and looped portion adapted to receive the rods to be united with a rod extending through the loop of the looped portion, and a cross member extending from one side of the clip to the other.

3. A resilient wire clip for uniting reinforcing rods, etc., including a looped encircling portion, depending spaced curved arms, intermediate looped portions between the encircling portion and said arms, and a locking member having an end secured to an intermediate looped portion and entered in and coacting with the other intermediate portion.

t. A resilient wire clip for uniting reinforcing rods, etc., including a looped encircling portion, depending spaced curved arms each having a bent terminal portion, intermediate looped portions between the encircling portion and said arms, and a locking member secured to fan intermediate looped portion.

5. A resilient wire clip for uniting reinforcing rods, etc., comprising a looped en-` circling portion adapted to receive one of the rods, a pair of spaced apart curved arms extending from said portion, said arms and the looped portion having their axes eX- tending angular to each other, said arms being adapted to receive another of said rods, and means at the juncture of said arms and looped portion for retaining the looped portion against spreading when in position.

6. A resilient wire clip for uniting reinforcing rods, etc., comprising a looped encircling portion adapted to receive one of the rods, a pair of spaced apart curved arms extending from said portion, said arms and yALBERT HENDERSON.

Witnesses W. G. DooLI'rTLE, F. E. GAITHER.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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US8826625 *Jan 28, 2011Sep 9, 2014Rebarb, L.L.C.Fastener to secure rebar rods and associated methods
US20090165421 *Dec 31, 2007Jul 2, 2009Baruh Bradford GClip for joining reinforced members for use in reinforced concrete slabs and/or columns
US20120317921 *Jan 28, 2011Dec 20, 2012Colton Michael RFastener to secure rebar rods and associated methods
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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/719
Cooperative ClassificationE04C5/167