Structure Patents (Class 160/38)
  • Patent number: 11015387
    Abstract: A battery-powered motorized window treatment for covering at least a portion of a window may be adjusted into a service position to allow for access to at least one battery that is powering the motorized window treatment. A headrail of the motorized window treatment may be adjusted to the service position to allow for easy replacement of the batteries without unmounting the headrail and without requiring tools. The motorized window treatment may comprise brackets having buttons that may be actuated to release the headrail from a locked position, such that the head rail may be rotated into the service position. The headrail easily rotates through a controlled movement into the service position, such that a user only needs one free hand available to move the motorized window treatment into the service position and change the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Blair, Samuel F. Chambers, David A. Kirby, Peter W. Ogden, Jr., James J. Wilson, Justin M. Zernhelt
  • Patent number: 10808455
    Abstract: The window shade pocket system may comprise a pocket having an inside surface, a first wall and a second wall, wherein a roller shade is mounted within the pocket; and a first bracket removably affixed to the inside surface of the first wall of the pocket, wherein the first bracket retains a light source. The light source may include at least one of a light bulb, light bar, light strip, LED lighting or reflective device. The light source may be LED lighting that is modular or provides different colors over the window shade fabric. The light source may include a lens. The light source may be at least one of removeable from the first bracket or rotatable within the first bracket. The light source may be at least one of between the window shade and the window, or between the room and the window shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Hebeisen, Xi Ming Liarno, Eugene Miroshnichenko
  • Patent number: 10694880
    Abstract: A valance system for a window covering that can be folded and placed within the same shipping box as a wall bracket, top bracket and track sections. The valance extends a length between opposing ends and includes a clip feature that extends out from its rearward side. The clip feature is generally C-shaped or U-shaped when viewed from the side and includes a plurality of friction members in its exterior surface. The valance is covered with a covering material. An end cap having a hinge area that facilitates bending of the end cap is connected to the ends of the valance by connection of a tongue of the end cap to a slot of the valance. The clip feature is sized and shaped to frictionally fit within and be installed within a socket of a top bracket without any tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CURRENT PRODUCTS CORP.
    Inventors: Willis J. Mullet, Daniel T. Matthews, Richard Scott Hand, Harry Edward Asbury
  • Patent number: 10548425
    Abstract: A window dressing holding device for lifting and holding window dressings, such as draperies and curtains, off and above the floor and baseboards to facilitate more convenient cleaning or painting of the baseboards, lower walls or floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald Drozd
  • Patent number: 10544622
    Abstract: A window shade pocket system comprises a pocket having an inside surface, a bracket removably affixed to the inside surface of the pocket and a roller shade within the pocket. The bracket may retain cabling and/or electrical components within the bracket. The bracket may include a plurality of brackets along the inside surface of the pocket, wherein the cabling is retained within the plurality of brackets. The brackets may form a channel between the bracket and the inside surface of the pocket. The roller shade may be able to be removed after the bracket is removed. The pocket may also be comprised of a first component having a first engagement device and a second component having a second engagement device, wherein the first engagement device engages the second engagement device to form the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Hebeisen, Xi Ming Liarno, Eugene Miroshnichenko, John Wilk
  • Patent number: 10139200
    Abstract: A containment device including a curtain that can be deployed from a first wound or folded position into a second unwound position, and a case for storing the curtain in the first position. The case is formed by a plurality of adjacent modules, the plurality of modules including active modules that are equipped with means for retaining and releasing the curtain and passive modules that are not equipped with means for retaining and releasing the curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS SAFRAN LAUNCHERS SAS
    Inventor: Thibault Derode
  • Patent number: 9598863
    Abstract: Provided is a modular construction kit adapted to construct a raised temporary platform, the modular construction kit comprising one or more floor elements (1), wherein the floor element (1) comprises a monocoque structure (6) forming a floor section (21) and a flange section (3), wherein the flange section (3) is adapted to strengthen the floor element (1) and is adapted to be attached to a further floor element (1), wherein the floor elements (1) are load bearing and cooperate together to bear the load of the platform so as to form a self-supporting floor, without the requirement for a supporting floor frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: HEXAGO DECK LIMITED
    Inventors: Charles Hall, Chris Pitchford
  • Patent number: 9578999
    Abstract: A decorative bar, configured to be mounted on a surface (wall or floor) of a room or building, comprises (a) an elongate rod formed of natural stone and having a substantially constant cross-sectional shape from a first end to an opposite, second end and a longitudinal groove extending along one side, and (b) an elongate metal armature or brace having a portion thereof inserted in and substantially filling the longitudinal groove in the stone rod. The metal brace has a flange or bracket at each end configured to be attached to the surface (wall or floor) of a building to affix and retain the stone rod in a mounted relationship to this surface with its longitudinal groove on a side which is not readily visible to a casual observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9395756
    Abstract: The telescopic privacy screen for a laptop or tablet is a privacy device that prevents unauthorized viewing of the screens of computers. The telescopic privacy screen for a laptop or tablet provides two side wings that prevent the screen from being viewed from the side. The side wings are adjustable and can be moved when sharing information. The telescopic privacy screen for a laptop or tablet comprises a plurality of wings, a left end structure, a right end structure, one or more adjustment structures, a plurality of connecting rods, and a plurality of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Maria Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9127465
    Abstract: A universal crosshead structure having a first member and a second member. The crosshead structure may be reconfigured from a first length to a second length to fit a variety of applications. Each one of the first and second members may include a severable portion. The crosshead structure may include a trim and a head piece disjointed among the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Al Hunter
  • Patent number: 9004429
    Abstract: A mounting device for installing a track for a curtain or blind has an engagement portion for cooperation with the track by a snap-type engagement. A resiliently deformable release means has a tongue portion (29) that has a free end that is positioned in a cavity of the track when the engagement portions are fully mutually engaged and a connected end that is connected to the mounting portion and spaced from the free end and that is positioned externally of the cavity of the track when the engagement portions are fully mutually engaged. The tongue portion (29) has an abutment face (33) disposed for assisting with prising apart the mounting device and the track by turning a tool, simultaneous with the operation of the tool against the tongue portion. The abutment face is opposed to and spaced from the track in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: MCP New Zealand Limited
    Inventor: Roger F. Dennison
  • Patent number: 8960621
    Abstract: A slide lock to releasably secure a roller blind fascia to the end plate of a roller blind. The slide lock comprises a lock body slidably received along an interior surface of the fascia. The lock body has an engaged position, where the lock releasably secures the fascia to the roller blind end plate, and has a disengaged position, where the lock releases the fascia from the end plate to permit the fascia to be removed therefrom. The lock body includes a flexibly resilient leg member that releasably engages between the fascia and the roller blind end plate. The leg member includes a deflection zone such that when the leg member engages between the fascia and the roller blind end plate at least a portion of the leg member is compressed or deflected about the deflection zone to releasably secure the lock body between the roller blind end plate and the fascia, thereby releasably securing the fascia to the end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ZMC Metal Coating Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Wills
  • Publication number: 20150034255
    Abstract: A fly screen for a window air conditioner provides an attachment providing an all-around screen around the entire edge of the opening. The all-around screen is secured tightly to all four sides of the air conditioner with an elastic seam. The all-around screen is box-shaped, and is provided in a variety of sizes to fit all window air conditioners that are commercially available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Annie Lee Dendulk, Adriaan Dendulk
  • Publication number: 20140349719
    Abstract: A folding shade used with a cell phone or tablet computer to improve visibility of the device's display in bright light environments. The shade includes a top panel, two perpendicular side panels, a top extension panel, and an optional rear edge lip. Disposed between the top panel and the side panels and between the extension panel and rear edge lip are living hinges that enable the shade to be shipped and stored in a flat configuration and selectively folded into a three sided structure positioned. During installation, the top panel extends perpendicularly outward from the device's front surface and aligned with the top panel. The two side panels are unfolded and extend downward perpendicularly aligned with the top panel. The extension panel is positioned over the top horizontal surface and the rear edge lip is extended around the back. Clamping surfaces are then used to hold extension panel against a top horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: James K. Chun
  • Publication number: 20140262060
    Abstract: A simplified and light-weight cornice or valance system that can be manufactured along with a window covering in colors and patterns to match, shipped flat, and easily installed with the window covering is disclosed. The cornice or valance system may include a single-piece core with a foldable region near each end, the foldable regions defining a central non-foldable region and an end return non-foldable region at each end of the central non-foldable region; and an angle bracket for coupling to each side of a selected foldable region to retain a desired angle between the central non-foldable region and the respective end return non-foldable region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jason M. VanDervoort, Richard D. Watkins
  • Publication number: 20140251551
    Abstract: A modular valance structure includes a fabric valance body, a zipper and a fabric cover. The fabric valance body includes a plurality of adjacent spaced apart openings, and the zipper is connected to the fabric valance body. Therefore, an easily detachable and attachable structure for cleaning purposes without removing the entire assembly is achieved. Also, it is to permit the user to easily change the curtain to change colors, or design for aesthetic purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Chih-Yuan CHUNG
  • Patent number: 8789574
    Abstract: A cornice includes a substantially U-shaped return having a substantially horizontal base plate with a first end and a second end. A first substantially vertical plate has an upper end attached to the first end of the base plate. A second substantially vertical plate has an upper end attached to the second end of the base plate. A façade is removably coupled to the return via at least one fastening device. Each fastening device is configured to be repeatedly fastened and unfastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Emily J Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20140166215
    Abstract: A magnetic window valance is disclosed. The magnetic window valance can include a sheet of ferromagnetic material, and a decorative layer disposed about the sheet of ferromagnetic material. The magnetic window valance can also include a curtain rod coupling portion extending in a first direction from the decorative layer, and a tab extending in a second direction from the decorative layer and supporting a magnet configured to couple with a proximal magnetic window valance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Window Wear, LLC
    Inventor: Gayle Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140166214
    Abstract: Example panel assemblies with frost inhibiting seal members are disclosed herein. Some example panel assemblies disclosed herein are particularly suited for creating a blast freezer (for food and other products) by using the panels in cordoning off a relatively small quick-freeze area within a larger freezer room. In some examples disclosed herein, a touch-and-hold fastener (e.g., VELCRO) connects two or more insulated flexible panels along their adjoining vertical edges to span the width of a supporting frame that is wider than a width of a single panel. To seal the joint and/or inhibit frost from developing along the joint, some example panel assemblies disclosed herein include a seal member with touch-and-hold elements plus sealing edges extending laterally in opposite directions. In some examples disclosed herein, the touch-and-hold elements couple two panels together while the sealing edges (e.g., foam strip or double looped sheet of material) block air from flowing through the touch-and-hold elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: David J. Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8678068
    Abstract: A bracket designed to reduce mounting system failures was designed, having a mounting surface and an angled clip on the lower edge of the mounting surface providing backward pressure for any hardware mounted onto the bracket. The sides of the mounting surface may include cut-outs for aligning multiple brackets. An optional screw-mounting system comprising corresponding holes in the clip, or a tab-mounting system, provide for connecting accessories to the bracket. A cornice centered around a spine element mounted to the bracket. The cornice has a front face and returns attached to either side of the front face, forming the structure. The spine is designed to fit into a plurality of brackets bent to provide backward pressure on the cornice, pulling it toward a mounting surface. The cornice is mounted by fixing the brackets onto a mounting surface and placing the spine of the cornice onto the brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cornicesmith, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Hobart, William T. Walker
  • Patent number: 8584728
    Abstract: A rail for use in a covering for an architectural opening to secure one edge of a retractable shade material includes a recess opening toward the top or bottom of the rail with the recess being adapted to secure an associated edge of the shade material so that the shade material covers a front of the rail to conceal it from view. The edge of the shade material can be releasably retained within the recess by being connected to a removable insert that can be slidably or otherwise retained within the recess. The recess opens upwardly when the rail is used as a headrail or downwardly when the rail is used as a bottom rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse B. Bowen, Steve Lathrup, Jean Trantham, Nell Norman
  • Patent number: 8550143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a curtain support assembly to receive a curtain rail for a curtain for separating at least two regions in a cabin of a vehicle, comprising two or more header components for covering a space formed between the curtain rail and a ceiling in the cabin. The assembly according to the invention distinguishes itself from the state of the art in that between the header elements, for the purpose of holding objects, a hollow space is formed that is accessible by way of one or several closable openings to the cabin. In a further improvement, a roller is integrated in the hollow space, by way of which roller the curtain may be rolled up or down and may easily be stowed away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Breuer, Andreas Neumann, Michael Mosler
  • Publication number: 20120297541
    Abstract: An interactive, customizable bedding ensemble system, with components constructed from a pants-like design concept that are used in conjunction with each other to form a system whereby parents and children can interact with the bedding ensemble system to educate, stimulate, develop, and train children in a variety of basic skills, and wherein these components incorporate design elements providing options whereby user can continuously customize the appearance of the bedding ensemble system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Marcum Brown
  • Patent number: 8069898
    Abstract: In a curtain assembly with a bracket, a guide apparatus includes a guide with a surface alignment tab and a bracket connector, for removable connection with a bracket, connected with the surface alignment tab. A first exit guide and a second exit guide locate a curtain within an opening front to back while the guide locates the curtain assembly within an opening side to side and front to back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Homerun Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Willis Jay Mullet, Christopher Lee Wysoczynski, Richard Scott Hand, Darrin W. Brunt
  • Patent number: 8047256
    Abstract: A curtain kit comprising a sheet of curtain material having a sheet perimeter and a plurality of fastener elements spaced along and adjacent the sheet perimeter to be attached to mating fastener elements respectively on a structural member for hanging one edge portion of the curtain sheet from the structural member. The plurality of sheet fastener elements are positioned along and adjacent the sheet perimeter in a quantity and spacing over the entirety of the sheet perimeter to be attached to respective ones of the structural member fastener elements for hanging various other edge portions of the curtain sheet from the structural member so that the curtain can be hung from the structural member in a variety of alternative origami-like patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Robyn A. Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20110108204
    Abstract: A retractable cover (2) which may be mounted in any section (4) of a screened enclosure (1) between two rails (3) or to a patio opening (26). The retractable cover may be rolled out and opened using a pulley system (23) having pulley cables (16), pulleys (17) and/or rollers (24). The pulley system may be operated manually or automatically from fixed controls (18) or remote controls (19). Retractable shades/covers may be installed in every section of a screened enclosure or only in certain desired sections of the screened enclosure depending on a user's desire for privacy, shade and/or comfort level. In addition, a retractable cover may be installed horizontally along the length of a screened enclosure or patio opening to cover multiple sections of a screened enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: David A. Vogias
  • Patent number: 7861989
    Abstract: The bracket comprises a support arm that can be mounted to either a vertical surface such as a wall or a horizontal surface such as a ceiling. A rod supporting member such as a ring or hook is removably attached to the arm and is adapted to receive and support a drapery rod. The rod supporting member can be removed from the support arm and attached directly to a surface to provide an inside mount for the rod. A separate mounting clip may be used to mount the rod supporting member to the surface. the mounting clip may be provided with a rod engaging element for centering the rod and a surface engaging element for fixing the position of the rod supporting member on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Seth Cross
  • Patent number: 7730923
    Abstract: An adjustable hanging apparatus for blind valances is provided. The hanging apparatus includes a hanging device and a mounting device. The hanging device has a hook, which can be slidably hooked over a headrail. In addition, a base of the hanging device has an opening. The opening is disposed with two resilient mounting plates, and each mounting plate has a plurality of troughs. A neck portion is formed therebetween the mounting plates. The mounting device has a joint portion, which can engage with the valance. Also, a jam portion passes through the neck portion and mounted therein. Positioning flanges can be engaged with the troughs of the mounting plates so as to limit the vertical movement of the mounting device, and the mounting device can be inserted through the opening in the vertical direction of any positions to adjust the valance to desired positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Niem Made Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: De-Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20090229767
    Abstract: A curtain assembly (10) to cover and protect an opening in a structure, such as a window (11), includes side rails (14) which extend between a header (12) and a sill (13). A roller (19) is positioned in the header (12) and carries a fabric curtain (15). Tabs (20) extend outwardly from the lateral edges (18) of the curtain (15), and at least some of the tabs (20) carry at least one retention member (21, 22 or 23). Tabs (15) and the retention members (21, 22 or 23) are received in a compartment (39) in the side rails (14). Flap walls (40, 52) form a portion of the compartments (39) and are spaced from each other. The curtain (15) can extend through the space (56) but the retention members (21, 22 or 23) cannot. As a result, upon impact against the curtain, the retention members (21, 22 or 23) engage the flap walls (40, 52) which engage the curtain (15) and the curtain (15) is maintained in the side rails (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Willis J. Mullet, Richard S. Hand, Darrin W. Brunk
  • Patent number: 7575035
    Abstract: A specialized angle valence junction fitting forms a joint for connecting two lengths of valence molding. The fitting has a pair of openings angled apart and has an internal shape matching an external shape of the molding utilized. The specialized angle joint may have a color to match or accent two lengths of molding and has an external dimension which is only about 1.5 millimeters greater than the dimension of the molding which it surrounds. Valence junction fitting can have an end edge which is straight, or beveled to imply a more stabilized or substantial relationship to the molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Han-Sen Lee
  • Patent number: 7516771
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a covering for architectural openings such as windows, doors, archways, and the like, includes complementary components on the headrail and the mounting bracket to permit the mounting bracket to be inserted into the headrail and a lock lever is provided with access forwardly of the headrail to lock the headrail in position on the mounting bracket or condition the mounting bracket for release of the headrail from a temporarily secured relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence M. Drew, James L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7513290
    Abstract: A modular cornice system includes at least one substantially rigid face section and at least one substantially rigid return section having a connector configured to couple the return section and the face section. The system further includes at least one retainer on the face section configured to engage a bracket for attaching the cornice system to a mounting surface. An opening may be provided on the sections to receive a portion of a cover material, so that the cover material may be applied over at least a portion of the face section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: June Tailor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jilene A. Repp, Francis A. Yogerst
  • Publication number: 20090078376
    Abstract: A retractable pool privacy device 10 for attachment to a screened patio or pool enclosure 2, the device 10 has: a frame 12 for attachment to a frame 3 of the patio or pool enclosure 2; a flexible privacy layer 20 stowed inside the frame 12; a means 40 or 50 for winding and unwinding the privacy layer 20; and wherein the frame 12 has a opening 14 through which the flexible privacy layer 20 can be withdrawn to extend outwardly to provide a visual privacy barrier. The frame 12 is shaped in a substantially square or rectangular tubular cross section having at least a one side open for allowing the privacy layer 20 to pass and has a pair of ends 12A, 12B, each end having attachment or holding structures 15, 16 for supporting the flexible privacy layer 20. A rotatable rod 22 for attaching the privacy layer 20 thereto is preferably used. The rod 22 is rotatably supported at each end 27, 28 to the attachment or holding structures 15, 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Keith Dennis
  • Publication number: 20090071610
    Abstract: A window blind safety device that fully conceals the lift cords and continuously maintains tension on the lift cords located between the slats of the blind. The present invention comprises a back plate for mounting adjacent to a window; a slide movably attached to the back plate and fastened to the lift cords; a front cover attached to the back plate for concealing the lift cords, wherein the front cover comprises a longitudinal slot and a plurality of retaining notches, wherein the front cover is adapted for receiving the lift cords; a handle engaging the slide for adjusting the height of the blinds; and a shank fastener attached to the upper portion of the back plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald Bossler
  • Publication number: 20090032200
    Abstract: An adjustable hanging apparatus for blind valances is provided. The hanging apparatus includes a hanging device and a mounting device. The hanging device has a hook, which can be slidably hooked over a headrail. In addition, a base of the hanging device has an opening. The opening is disposed with two resilient mounting plates, and each mounting plate has a plurality of troughs. A neck portion is formed therebetween the mounting plates. The mounting device has a joint portion, which can engage with the valance. Also, a jam portion passes through the neck portion and mounted therein. Positioning flanges can be engaged with the troughs of the mounting plates so as to limit the vertical movement of the mounting device, and the mounting device can be inserted through the opening in the vertical direction of any positions to adjust the valance to desired positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: NIEN MADE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD
    Inventor: De-Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7481259
    Abstract: The purpose of this window treatment insert is to block out light and to enhance the decor. The insert can be covered with different types of fabric for a decorative appearance. The window insert is made to fit arch windows. The window insert is made of foam. The window insert is made with several slits in the foam to decorate at your own preference. The insert is simple, no hardware, and no sewing, gluing, no raw edges. If needed you can cut insert to fit or squeeze to fit. The window insert is two-sided. On one side the insert has at least four even spaced slits at top that meet together at the bottom making a point. On other side of insert there are at least four even spaced slits that meet a half circle slit at bottom. The fabric is pushed firmly into insert slits to make decorative appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventors: Renee Ann Hartman, Liz Ann Gould
  • Patent number: 7458409
    Abstract: A cornice box has a horizontally disposed upper panel and a vertically disposed forward panel and vertically disposed laterally spaced left and right side panels. Each panel is rectangular and has an exterior surface and an interior surface. A fabric cover has a central section positionable over the exterior surface of the forward panel and end sections positionable over the exterior surfaces of the side panels. The fabric cover has a periphery sized to extend beyond the exterior surfaces of the front and side panels on all sides with fasteners positioned through the fabric cover adjacent to its periphery into the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Nancy C. Sadowski
  • Publication number: 20080271855
    Abstract: A kit for attaching a decorative shutter cover to an associated window shutter is disclosed. The kit comprises a shutter cover which covers a portion or a substantial portion of the window shutter. The kit may further include an attachment member that attaches to the top of the window shutter. The top of the shutter cover and the attachment member can connect to each other. The kit may further comprise a securing member for securing the bottom of the shutter cover to the window shutter. The shutter cover may include a graphic display thereon, such as decorative or artistic representations. Additional interchangeable shutter covers may also be provided with the same or different graphic displays depicted thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: THE ORIGINAL SHUTTER COVER COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen Lee Hirsh, Mary Carlisle Clements Puro
  • Publication number: 20080245485
    Abstract: A weather guard is disclosed having a frame, a pair of members, a vertical support member, and a bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Carrie Johnson, Charles Sawyer
  • Publication number: 20080230187
    Abstract: A valance for concealing a headrail, the valance being usable with a light source, a first decorative insert and a second decorative insert, the second decorative insert having a different configuration than the first decorative insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Daniel Caron
  • Publication number: 20080230186
    Abstract: A lightweight cornice with a hanging device such as sawtooth plate attached to the cornice back. The cornice assembly comprises of three sections; two side members and a top member that fits with the side members. The cornice has a fabric cover applied over the face, sides and top of the cornice structures. A hanging device is then attached to the top back area of the assembled cornice for easy mounting and dismounting. In accordance with the present invention, a lightweight cornices is provided that substantially eliminates or reduces the disadvantages associated with prior developed lightweight cornices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Gretchen C. Briggs, Wilbert J. Briggs
  • Publication number: 20080179015
    Abstract: A cornice includes a substantially U-shaped return having a substantially horizontal base plate with a first end and a second end. A first substantially vertical plate has an upper end attached to the first end of the base plate. A second substantially vertical plate has an upper end attached to the second end of the base plate. A façade is removably coupled to the return via at least one fastening device. Each fastening device is configured to be repeatedly fastened and unfastened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Emily J. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20080169067
    Abstract: A fixing device for a decorative plate of the top rail of a blind includes a hanging block and a fixing member. The hanging block has at least a clamp base which has a hanging member extending upwardly and then downwardly from the upper margin of the rear side of aforesaid clamp base, possible to releasably hang anywhere upon the free margin of the top rail of a blind. The clamp base has an opening in a front wall, and a chamber extends longitudinally behind the opening. At least a clamp member is formed within the chamber with one end extends from the edge of the aforesaid opening and the opposite end has a projecting portion to define a smaller neck-like aperture at interior of the chamber. The fixing member includes a bottom plate with one surface being releasably gripped into the hanging block and the other surface being secured to the decorative plate, and a generally horizontal tenon with an end head formed sidewise at position respectively to the clamp member projecting forwardly from the bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: De-Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20080163985
    Abstract: This architectural assembly includes a wall, and a structure supported on the wall over a top portion of the opening. The structure has a light transmission portion permitting light from the opening to pass therethrough. The structure comprises a lower and an upper frame structures. A transparent or translucent, preferably stained-glass, panel is secured between the cornice members using a silicone or other adhesive material. The upper and lower frame structures each have a groove therein facing the groove of the other that receives the adhesive and the glass. A top panel cover structure covers the upper frame stucture. A method for efficiently manufacturing the structure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Robert MacKaig
  • Publication number: 20080110579
    Abstract: An adjustable window cornice for attachment to a wall and overhanging a window assembly is provided. The adjustable window cornice includes an elongated member having a front end and a cornice pivotally mountable on a front end of the elongated member. The cornice is movable from a closed position to an open position through an arc of at least about 90 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel Michael Andrews, Carol Theresa Andrews
  • Publication number: 20080072507
    Abstract: A jamb and casement system for a window opening defined by a window opening frame is disclosed. The jamb and casement system has a jamb that is sized and configured to fit within the window opening. The jamb has a first side, an opposite second side, a front face extending between the first side and the second side and a rear face extending between the first side and the second side. A casement is connected to the first side of the jamb. An inner covering trim is also provided. A portion of the inner covering trim overlays a portion of the front face of the jamb and extends beyond the front face of the jamb adjacent the second side of the jamb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Morgan Hsi-Jung Chuang, David Pon
  • Patent number: 7216686
    Abstract: A modular cornice system includes at least one substantially rigid face section and at least one substantially rigid return section having a connector configured to couple the return section and the face section. The system further includes at least one retainer on the face section configured to engage a bracket for attaching the cornice system to a mounting surface. An opening may be provided on the sections to receive a portion of a cover material, so that the cover material may be applied over at least a portion of the face section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: June Tailor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jilene A. Repp, Francis A. Yogerst
  • Patent number: 7168474
    Abstract: A decorative device, such as a cornice, for crowing a variety of architectural structures also having modular and interchangeable components is disclosed. In one embodiment, a cornice comprises a horizontal base unit having a face section, a top and a bottom, and one or more interchangeable decorative modules. A decorative centerpiece for the cornice is also disclosed. Additionally, the disclosure includes novel means for attaching particular components to one another. In the preferred embodiments, the components are wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Calvin Lam
  • Patent number: 7134469
    Abstract: A system for mounting a covering for an architectural opening in the architectural opening includes a bracket in which an edge of the headrail for the covering can be inserted and a releasable locking system operative with a slide member to securely lock the headrail to the bracket in one position and allow the headrail to be easily removed from the bracket in a different position of the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence M. Drew, Stephen P. Smith
  • Patent number: 7100661
    Abstract: The awning topper assembly is designed to be mounted on the interior side of a window. The assembly includes two curtain support rods of conventional design, each having a front and spaced, parallel sides. A valance is provided having upper and lower channels, each adapted to receive one of the support rods. Plastic extenders are provided for each side of the rod in the lower channel. Each extender engages a different side of the lower support rod, so as to retain the front of lower portion of the valance a greater distance from the plane of the window than the front of upper portion of the valance and thus provide an awning like appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Ex-Cell Home Fashions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Pittman