George Georgopoulos has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: An improved security seal includes a plastic housing with a chamber open at one end and a plastic rotor which is insertable in the chamber. The housing wall contains bores aligned across the chamber and two annular grooves adjacent the chamber entrance. Tabs are formed adjacent the chamber entrance. The rotor has a bore and two annular ridges near its top. The ridges are relieved complementarily to the tabs. The rotor may be partially inserted in the housing by snapping the lower ridge into the upper groove and locating the tabs in the relieved areas to align all of the bores so that a seal wire may thereafter be inserted through the seal. The ridge-groove and tab-relief cooperation prevent inadvertent relative rotation of the rotor and housing and full insertion of the rotor. With a seal wire inserted, the rotor and housing are relatively rotated to wrap the wire about the rotor. The rotor is then fully inserted into the housing so each ridge snaps into one groove.
Abstract: An interconnection is provided for the tilt wand of a window blind. The interconnection includes a connector having a worm gear on one end and a transverse aperture extending through the opposed end. The aperture is formed to define opposed major and minor dimensions. The minor dimension is defined by a pair of opposed arcuate ribs formed in the aperture. The interconnection further includes a hook having a mounting end which also includes opposed major and minor dimensions. The mounted end is further configured to be urged past the arcuate ribs with appropriate deflection of the connector. However, rearwardly facing portions of the major dimensions area on the hook are configured to securely lock the hook in the transverse aperture of the connector. The interconnection further includes a sleeve for retaining the hook in its locked condition and a tilt wand which is engageable on the hook.
Abstract: This invention discloses a method and apparatus for making venetian blinds. The apparatus discloses the ability to make more than one blind at a time in order to increase the output of the apparatus.
Abstract: A venetian blind having a clutch mechanism for controlling the tilt rod of the blind. The clutch mechanism is operated by a beaded cord. Lifting of the bottom rail and slats is accomplished by an extremely thin lift tape to be wound on a reel on the tilt rod. The top ends of the ladders of the blind are connected to a sled slidably mounted on the reel.
October 26, 1983
Date of Patent:
November 11, 1986
Levolor Lorentzen, Inc.
George Georgopoulos, Manuel Toledo, Jorge Teran
Abstract: A bracket for mounting a U-shaped, flanged head rail of a venetian blind to a support, the bracket having a relatively flat top portion with a hole for a fastening screw and two side portions depending from the top portion with horizontal edges forming shelves for supporting the flanges of the head rail, and with diagonally opposite first vertical edges for guiding the flanges and with diagonally opposite second vertical edges spaced from the flanges sufficiently to permit the mounting bracket to be rotated when the head rail is to be removed from the bracket. The side portions are provided adjacent the second edges with upwardly, outwardly inclined edges permitting one of the flanges to ride up on the inclined edge and onto the support shelves while the other flange is already suspended from the bracket.
Abstract: Tensioned brackets secure the head or bottom rail of a venetian blind to the side frame of a van window. Sealing means are mounted on the bracket to prevent gaps between the rails and the side frame.
Abstract: An improved sound absorptive tackable space dividing wall panel or similar article in which a wire mesh screen is disposed within the sound absorptive material a distance from the tackable surface less than the length of the tack pin, thereby providing additional support for the tackable load without appreciably reducing the sound absorptive characteristics of the panel.