Patent Number: 6,168,326

Title: Holder for embossing a card

Abstract: A holder for embossing a card which permits manipulation of the card and shields the user's hand from heat employed during the process of embossing. A heat-resistant clip has a first side with a straight tip and a second side with the tip curving away from the straight tip to facilitate the introduction, manipulation, and extraction of a paper card without damaging such card. A spring force retains the card in the clip and permits the clip to adjust to cards of different thicknesses. The base of the clip is attached to a handle which, to protect the hand of the user from heat applied near the clip during the process of embossing, has a low thermal conductivity and is of sufficient length to preclude the user's hand from being in the flow of heat that is applied near the clip. And, to facilitate manipulating the handle with a single hand, the handle has a circular cross section.

Inventors: Christian; Beth (Mountain Green, UT)


International Classification: B25B 9/00 (20060101); B25B 9/02 (20060101); B41J 001/54 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018