With Pointed, Piercing, And/or Hook Elements Patents (Class 160/398)
  • Patent number: 11230091
    Abstract: A partition assembly kit, includes a receptacle, a first strap, and a first zipper having a length greater than 50% a height of a standard-sized entry way. The strap and the first zipper are provided within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Zipwall, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Whittemore
  • Patent number: 9974240
    Abstract: A simulated stone or masonry apparatus for landscape, lawn, or garden edging or siding is disclosed. More specifically, the simulated stone edging can be made of a durable polymer material, easy to install and remove using ground penetrating metal stakes, lightweight, weatherproof, cost-effective, and provide a visual appeal of actual stone work. In one embodiment, the landscape edging apparatus can including one or more guides, a first flexible material having a first side and a second side, wherein the first side further includes a textured faux stone surface, wherein the second side includes one or more receiving members, and wherein the receiving members are configured to receive the guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: EZ Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Dan Thomas Brinner, Carl Dennis Lynch
  • Patent number: 8550565
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention would provide web-strapping for upholstery of furniture, methods of providing web-strapping for upholstery of furniture, web-strapped furniture, and methods of web-strapping furniture. One exemplary embodiment of the present invention would provide an exemplary strap assembly of material for furniture upholstery comprising at least one fastener fastened into each end of the strap such that a tail end of each fastener is secured from extraction from the strap. In one exemplary strap assembly embodiment, fasteners would be fastened in each corner of each end of a strap so that a tail end of each fastener would be secured from extraction from the strap. Other exemplary embodiments would provide an exemplary article of furniture and methods of making an exemplary article of furniture, comprising said strap assemblies installed to span a space between opposing chair rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: John W. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 8336266
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for attaching false stretched walls made of a flexible sheet (1) attached by the edges thereof to a mini-stringer (3?), said edges being provided with a harpoon-type hook (11) inserted as a gooseneck between the two flanges of the stringer (3?) and including a first section (11a) connected to the sheet (1) and a second section (11b) folded on the first one, and having an end bead bearing onto a shoulder (8) of the outer flange (5) of said stringer, characterised in that the end bead of the harpoon (11) includes a disconnection lip (12) extending perpendicularly from the bearing area of the bead on the shoulder (8), and extending under said shoulder (8) in the gap of the stringer (3?) so that said lip (12) can be used as a lever for urging the end of the harpoon (11) out of the shoulder (8), without any penetration of an application tool in the stringer (3?), in order to easily dismantle said sheet (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Normalu
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Scherrer
  • Patent number: 7740048
    Abstract: A multi-sided frame assembly for screening has a fastening strip with male and female pads. The male pad has a first face from which spaced stems project in an ordered arrangement. The female pad has a second face formed with at least one receptacle extending into a thickness of the female pad. Each stem is located and sized for insertion into the receptacle. A woven, knit or knotted material of open texture having holes, preferable evenly spaced, such as those of a screen, is secured between the pads of the multi-sided frame by passing the stems through the mesh and into the receptacle. A cover can be removably engaged and selectively fastened to the assembled fastening strip. The cover envelops the pads, including fasteners, if any, used to fasten the male and female pads together or used to attach the multi-sided frame assembly to a supporting structure to hold the assembled frame in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Eric P. Wilson
  • Patent number: 6944993
    Abstract: A modular office panel comprises a panel that has outer peripheral frame members made of formed tubes. The tubes have outer edge walls, side walls, and inner edge walls that are positioned to the interior of the frame. The inner edge walls are formed of side flanges that overlap in the center and which are welded together to enclose the tube and make it rigid. A fabric retainer channel is welded to the inner edge wall of each frame tube and has wall portions that extend outwardly from outer sides of the tube and side walls spaced from and generally parallel to the side walls of the tube. The fabric retainer channel side walls have edge portions extending inwardly back toward the tube side walls and which inwardly turned edge portions include teeth for retaining fabric in place. The fabric retainer channel has a base wall with tabs that extend inwardly from the inner wall and which are used for holding a central divider wall in place within the periphery of the panel formed by the frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Rosemount Office Systems LLC
    Inventors: Larry M. Jilk, Danny A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5819447
    Abstract: Members to be coupled have hollow coupling parts at opposite side surfaces, a coupling member has, at opposite ends, press-fitting parts which are press-fitted in the hollow coupling parts, and angle shape concavities and convexities having crests which are corrupted upon press-fitting are formed on at least either one of an inner peripheral surface of the hollow coupling part and an outer peripheral surface of the press-fitting part. When the opposite end parts of the coupling members are press-fitted in the hollow coupling parts of the members to be coupled, the crests of concave parts of the angle shape concavities and convexities are corrupted by the opposed surface so as to be made into close contact with and firmly coupled to the associated surface, thereby it is possible to surely couple a pair of members to be coupled with a simple work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Ebaris Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigehiro Yamawaki
  • Patent number: 5545488
    Abstract: A self-stabilizing extrusion for closure assemblies, including awnings, canopies, and displays having an elongated hollow frame substantially rectangular in vertical cross-section with inside and outside surfaces which is constructed of a top wall perpendicularly connected to parallel side walls terminating in perpendicular flange members parallel to the top wall. A slot opening is formed between the flange members for the receipt of closure material. The side walls are also interconnected by a slot base to which the closure material is affixed. A base support is provided between the slot base and the inside surface of the top wall. The slot is defined by the slot opening, the inside surfaces of the side walls below the slot base, and the slot base. The top and side walls may also include a plurality of stabilizing recesses and stabilizing notches. The corners are also equipped with stabilizing recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: AWNEX, Incorporated
    Inventor: Ralph C. Burke
  • Patent number: 5502906
    Abstract: A rectangular cloth fixing frame for use in painting or embroidery. The frame including a plurality of frame portions. Each frame portion including a surface projection near an outer periphery of a front surface thereof and a fixing fitting groove on the outer peripheral end surface. Corner members connect the frame portions so as to form the cloth fixing frame. A cloth such as a canvas of a desired shape is spread over the rectangular frame, a plurality of fixing elements are driven through the canvas and into the fixing fitting groove to thereby fix the canvas to the rectangular frame under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Ebaris Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigehiro Yamawaki
  • Patent number: 5445436
    Abstract: Patio furniture, for indoor or outdoor use, is formed by frame members made of aluminum tubular extrusions or similar materials. A plurality of straps or a one piece panel with several straps forms a seat and a back for the furniture. Each end of the strap is self-locked into a slot in the frame members. The locking element is either a shear formed tab which slides into the slot of the frame members and which is an integral part of the tang of each strap, or the locking element is an external fastener, such as a canoe clip, a screw, or a Christmas tree clip which is inserted through the end of the strap and into circular holes in the frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Sunbeam Corporation
    Inventor: Glen D. Kemnitz
  • Patent number: 5237785
    Abstract: A structural member useful for awning structures, including: an elongated bottom wall; two elongated side walls orthogonally joined to the bottom wall; two inwardly facing, elongated top wall segments orthogonally joined to the side walls to define a stapling groove between the opposing distal edges of the top wall segments, such that a portion of a sheet of fabric may be inserted into the groove; a stapling platform disposed internally of the structural member, parallel to the bottom wall, and orthogonally attached to and extending between the side walls, such that the fabric may be stapled to the stapling platform; a first, elongated hollow channel disposed internally of structural member, defined between the stapling platform, the first and second side walls, and the bottom wall; first and second reinforcing walls disposed between and attached to the first and second top wall segments, respectively, and the stapling platform; second and third elongated hollow channels disposed internally of the structural
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Inventor: Stephen P. Lukes
  • Patent number: 5209029
    Abstract: A construction assembly for attaching a flexible covering material to a fixture. The construction assembly employs a reusable support member having a pair of substantially circular openings with griping teeth protruding therefrom. At least one elongated locking bead employed for securely positioning a covering within the circular openings and an elongated trim pad operatively associated with the support member for securely maintaining locking beads in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Extrusion 2001, Inc.
    Inventor: George Foerst
  • Patent number: 5133140
    Abstract: A device and method for mounting fabric on a mounting board or frame. The device includes a channel molding or strip having a plurality of barbs of cone shaped teeth located on the outside surface of the channel. The device is fitted on the edge of a mounting board or frame, fabric is stretched over the board or frame and impaled on the barbs or teeth thus securing the fabric on the mounting board or frame. The device is small enough that it would be hidden within the rabbet of conventional picture frame molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: Uniek Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Frey
  • Patent number: 5033529
    Abstract: A panel fabric fastening system is disclosed which includes fastening devices mounted along the edges of the panel, each of which includes a plurality of pointed elements. Fabric is stretched over the panel and is engaged by the pointed elements to retain the fabric in a stretched position over the sides of the panel. A cap device may be installed over the fastening devices to cover the ends of the fabric and provide an aesthetic finish. The fastening devices may be easily installed and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: Biltrite Nightingale Interiors, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl A. Koschade
  • Patent number: 4926605
    Abstract: A construction assembly for closures, including awnings, canopies, boat coverings, signs and displays having a frame composed of aluminum and the like including channelled, joinable members preferably for assembly by welding into a frame, a covering material formed from a textile, and flexible trim pads for interlocking the covering material into the channels of the joinable members. The assembly includes staples to act as anchors to hold the material into place before forced insertion of the flexible fasteners. In cross section, the joinable members have a round or a multi-sided configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Inventors: Les Milliken, K. Blair Milliken
  • Patent number: 4644697
    Abstract: A security screen assembly comprising a sub-frame mounted within an opening in a building and a hinged main frame which has a screened opening. Keys are provided at each corner of each frame to maintain the frame members in a predetermined angular relationship. The hinge is designed to permit assembly and disassembly of the hinged parts by a movement through an open side of one of the hinge parts. The screen is marginally held within the opening in the pivoted frame by screws extending through the margin of the screen which self-tap into a slot in the frame members, and ribs and slots on the main frame and sub-frame are provided to prevent warping of the parts in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Inventor: Edmund A. Nida
  • Patent number: 4549334
    Abstract: A fabric mounting track system which permits one to mount a fabric to cover a wall without the need to utilize weltings and other devices to cover unsightly parts of the system. The fabric mounting track consists of two parts, a back support plate and a hinge lock plate. The hinge lock plate has a straight portion at one end and a substantially circular portion at the other end forming a hinge. The hinge is disposed in a plane spaced from the straight portion. The back support plate also has a substantially circular portion at one end forming a larger hinge into which the smaller hinge of the hinge lock plate fits. Extending from the straight portion of the back support plate at an acute angle is a ledge, while the other end terminates in a straight portion forming a small angle, and may have its free end extending in the opposite direction. The hinge lock plate is provided with substantially equally spaced lancings punched out from the straight portion of the hinge plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Inventor: Lloyd Miller
  • Patent number: 4269880
    Abstract: A disposable self-pleating drape comprises an elongated sheet of expendable material. A pleating strip extends along an upper marginal portion of the sheet and is connected in face-to-face relation to the sheet at a longitudinally series of pleating locations. At least two prong receiving openings are formed between the pleating strip and the sheet at each pleating location and are spaced apart a distance substantially greater than the distance between corresponding parallel prongs on an associated drapery hook used to hang the drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Inventor: Debra A. Nalepka
  • Patent number: 4058946
    Abstract: A wallcovering comprises fabric which is grasped at its edges between a moulding bracket fixed to a wall at a corner of the room, and the adjacent wall, floor, ceiling or moulding with which the first-mentioned wall forms a right angle at the corner. Thus, an entire wall can be covered from side to side thereof, and from top to bottom thereof, or from top to a lower moulding thereon. A spatula is used to force the edges of the fabric between the emplaced moulding strips and the corresponding surface of the room, and the moulding strips have wings thereon inclined in the direction of insertion of the fabric, to prevent escape of the clasped edge of the fabric. Padding such as heat or sound insulation may be disposed between the fabric and the covered wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Inventor: Yvon Habrant
  • Patent number: 4037640
    Abstract: This tapestry holder assembly for mounting tapestry on supporting surface comprises slide bar at least one pressure plate removably engaging the slide bar so that the tapestry is clamped between the pressure plate and the slide bar, a retainer assembly for attaching assembly to the supporting structure, and slide bar stabilizer to provide support for the pressure plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Inventor: Michael James Hubbard