|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||248/099; 248/101; 248/095; 292/DIG.030|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 21 인용 특허 : 16|
A stiffener apparatus, including first and second stiffener body sections, each section forming an open, geometric structure, with U-shaped channels facilitating mechanically mating the two sections, i.e. a quasi-congruent, multi-planar surface, snap-ring construction, that effects reliable compression of flexible material disposed between two mating sections. The stiffener sections are sized for fitting an opening of a flexible trash bag. An integral clamping mechanism securely latches the stiffener sections together and facilitates separating the secti...
1. A stiffener apparatus comprising: clamping means having a first and a second stiffener section for securing a flexible sheet material when said flexible sheet material is disposed therebetween, said first stiffener section having latching means, said latching means being removably attachable to said second stiffener section, said latching means further including lever means for engaging and disengaging said latching means; and at least one handle provided on said second stiffener section for manipulating said stiffener apparatus, said at least one...