US 9,809,048 B2
Resilient rods for use with hanging file holders
Andrew Goodfellow, Phoenix, AZ (US); David Gruza, Phoenix, AZ (US); Christopher Holman, Mesa, AZ (US); Candie Harris, Brookville, NY (US); and Braden Jones, Phoenix, AZ (US)
Assigned to LSC COMMUNICATIONS US, LLC, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by LSC COMMUNICATIONS US, LLC, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Jan. 17, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/407,688.
Application 15/407,688 is a continuation of application No. 11/877,045, filed on Oct. 23, 2007, granted, now 9,573,408.
Prior Publication US 2017/0120667 A1, May 4, 2017
Int. Cl. B42F 15/00 (2006.01); A47B 63/00 (2006.01)
CPC B42F 15/0064 (2013.01) [A47B 63/00 (2013.01); B42F 15/0035 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An adjustable rod for use in a filing system, the rod comprising:
an elongated body having a first end and a second end;
a first hook extending from the first end, the first hook having:
a hook body including a downward extending limiting portion extending from the hook body,
a downward extending elongated portion, and
a downward extending extension portion, wherein the extension portion has a first face and a second face, a face of the limiting portion is opposite the second face of the extension portion;
a second hook extending from the second end; and
a first resilient member having a first length, the first hook coupled to the elongated body via the first resilient member, wherein the first length of the first resilient member is automatically adjustable during movement of the rod, wherein a distance between the face of the limiting portion and the second face of the extension portion limits the adjustment of the first length of the resilient member.