|Publication number||USRE38938 E1|
|Application number||US 09/990,571|
|Publication date||Jan 24, 2006|
|Filing date||Nov 21, 2001|
|Priority date||Feb 4, 1999|
|Also published as||US5988384|
|Publication number||09990571, 990571, US RE38938 E1, US RE38938E1, US-E1-RE38938, USRE38938 E1, USRE38938E1|
|Inventors||Jeffrey R. Stoner, Carol E. Stoner|
|Original Assignee||Stoner Jeffrey R, Stoner Carol E|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (16), Classifications (10), Legal Events (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
This invention relates, in general, to a container, and, in particular, to a container for hanging and holding Christmas ornaments.
In the prior art various types of holders have been proposed. For example, U.S. Pat. No. 5,117,971 to Fisher discloses a display box with a transparent structure for holding and displaying jewelry.
U.S. Pat. No. 5,168,985 to Shih discloses a box which with a lift up stand for holding jewelry.
U.S. Pat. No. 5,511,873 to Mech discloses a case for holding jewelry that has pivoted doors which open to display the contents.
U.S. Pat. No. 5,762,184 to Greiner discloses a jewelry holder with at least one removable self-standing stand that can be removed from the holder.
The present invention is directed to a holder for storing Christmas ornaments which has a container with at least one removable side to access the inside of the container and hooks to hold a hanger or hangers on which the Christmas ornaments can be placed.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved holder/hanger for Christmas ornaments.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved holder/hanger for Christmas ornaments in which the ornaments can be stored safely.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved holder/hanger for Christmas ornaments in which the ornaments can be stored easily and conveniently.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved holder/hanger which will save the user time taking ornaments from the holder/hanger and placing them on a Christmas tree, and also save the user time in removing ornaments from the tree and returning them to storage.
These and other objects and advantages of the present invention will be fully apparent from the following description, when taken in connection with the annexed drawings.
Referring now to the drawings in greater detail,
The container 1 also has a front 6 which is hinged at 7 to the bottom 5 so the container can be opened to place items into, or remove items from the container. The front 6 has a catch 8 which has a fastener such as, but not limited to, VELCRO hook and loop fasteners 9 which cooperated with a fastener10 on the top 2 to fasten the front 6 closed.
OrOn an inside surface of the top 2isare fastened a plurality of hooks 12 which will hold the hanger shown in FIG. 2. It should be noted that although only two hooks 12 are shown, any number of hooks can be attached to the top without departing from the scope of the present invention.
As shown in
Also, it should be noted that other indicia could be placed on the container such as “Fragile” or decorative holiday printing to indicate the contents of the container. This would aid in retrieving the proper container from storage.
Although the Christmas Ornament Hanger/Holder and the method of using the same according to the present invention has been described in the foregoing specification with considerable details, it is to be understood that modifications may be made to the invention which do not exceed the scope of the appended claims and modified forms of the present invention done by others skilled in the art to which the invention pertains will be considered infringements of this invention when those modified forms fall within the claimed scope of this invention.
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|U.S. Classification||206/419, 206/806|
|International Classification||A45C13/02, B65D85/42, A45C5/00, B65D6/40|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S206/806, A45C5/00, A45C13/02|
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