TODAY’S PATENT -MULTI PURPOSE CLIP
In today’s patent, we will discuss Hans R. Wagner (Santa Barbara, CA)’s invention, “MULTI PURPOSE CLIP” (US4665594A), which was patented by the USPTO on May 19, 1987.
A multi-purpose clip is generally invented for holding papers, bills, and the like formed a one continuous material, where there is formed a heart shaped loop. Some of the objective is to provide a clip that may have its holding force altered such that it may accommodate variously-sized work pieces to be clipped, and hold them in an instant manner. The present invention enables to provide such alteration such that in the free state of the clip two different stable states of the clip are provided, each state having its own inherent holding force associated therewith. The present invention allows the clip to be used as a key ring that effectively locks in place the key without the threat of accidental removal of the keys thereon, by simply changing over from the first state to the second state thereof. To add on to it the present invention allows for the combination of a series of the clips of invention into a decorative design while still serving as a key chain, and the like.