Wall Mounted Patents (Class 211/32)
  • Patent number: 10939714
    Abstract: The present invention is a wall mountable apparatus that receives one or more baseball styled caps for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: John Paul Giles
  • Patent number: 10849705
    Abstract: A storage rack formed of rigid rod for removably mounting on a medical slide bracket has an elongated, inverted generally U-shaped support member having a pair of elongated laterally opposed leg portions with hook portions at a bottom end, and an inverted generally U-shaped holder member having a pair of laterally opposed upper leg portions with intermediate angular lower leg portions secured to the leg portions of the support member. The holder member upper leg portions, and intermediate angular lower leg portions are disposed forwardly of the top portion and vertical legs of the support member defining an open storage area between the holder member and the support member. The support member is configured to be removably supported on the slide bracket, and the open storage area between the holder member and support member, and the hook portions are adapted to receive and store medical supplies and equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Steven LaBua
  • Patent number: 10625682
    Abstract: An automobile head rest hanging hat rack is configured to be coupled to the headrest of an automobile seat, wherein the hat rack is formed as a single piece, knock down structure, a back configured to be adjacent to the automobile seat, a base coupled to a lower end of the back and extending away from the back and a hat hanging member coupled to the base at a position opposite the position of the coupling of the back to the base, wherein the hat hanging member is configured to be spaced from the automobile seat and configured to engage the interior of an American cowboy hat or traditional Police Sherriff's hat to be engaged at a position above the sweatband of the hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Arie Nissan Sharon, Michael Sharon
  • Patent number: 10595655
    Abstract: Apparatus are disclosed for multi-hook hangers for steaming fabrics. An example hanger includes hooks that include rod hooks for hanging from a rod. The rod hooks include a first rod hook and a second rod hook that are spaced apart from and parallel to each other. The hooks also include a back hook for hanging from a wall hook. The back hook is coupled to the first rod hook and the second rod hook. The example hanger also includes arms including a first arm and a second arm. Each of the arms include a back arm segment, a front arm segment spaced apart from the back arm segment, and a curved end extending between and connecting the front arm segment and the back arm segment. The example hanger also includes a base connecting the hooks to respective arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Home Products International-North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolando Hernandez, Gabriel Prero
  • Patent number: 10264896
    Abstract: A hat holder and merchandise display unit has a hat holder member with a curved hat brim supporting section and a vertical wall section perpendicular with and extending downwardly from the hat brim supporting section. The wall section of the hat holder member has a central slot bordered by inwardly extending sidewalls configured to accept an attachment tongue from a merchandise display member having a display section. Once the attachment tongue of the merchandise display member is positioned within the wall section slot, the merchandise display member is rigidly secured to the hat holder member to form a single hat holder and merchandise display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Frank & Davies Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Petner
  • Patent number: 10249275
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a hanger may removably mount a handpan to a wall. The hanger may comprise at least one elongate member, which may comprise a substrate-mounting-region disposed from a handpan-engagement-region. The substrate-mounting-region may mount to the wall so that the hanger may be mounted to the wall. The handpan-engagement-region may removably engage at least some portion of a cavity of the handpan. When the hanger may be mounted to the wall, the handpan-engagement-region may removably support the handpan so the handpan may be removably coupled to the wall. A length of the at least one elongate member may be of sufficient length to removably engage the cavity, but too long to pose dangers to passerbys. And a critical angle may not be too narrow, reducing the length and increasing a probability of the handpan falling; nor may the critical angle be too wide, providing an increased danger to passerbys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Zamarripa, Amanda Kosarin
  • Patent number: 10117535
    Abstract: A wig hanger is disclosed comprising a domed structure which can be skeletal and formed of two interlocked D-shaped members (11, 12). The domed structure has a flat base. Extending from the side of the base is a vertical support bar (13) which extends upwardly and then curves round to a position located substantially above the centre of the dome and which has a hook-shaped end (15). An additional hook (20) may fit on to the vertical support bar (13) to enable the hanger with a wig on it to be hung on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: J Deboy & Co Limited
    Inventor: Joy Beverley Wood
  • Patent number: 10022006
    Abstract: A clamping support assembly for suspending an object from a platform includes a clamp that is selectively manipulated. The clamp is biased into a closed position to engage a platform. A hook is coupled to the clamp. An object is selectively suspended from the clamp thereby facilitating the object to be suspended from the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Chris Williams
  • Patent number: 10010157
    Abstract: A wig drying assembly includes a wire frame. A wig may be positioned on the wire frame when the wig is washed thereby facilitating the wig to air dry. A panel is positioned on the wire frame. The panel is comprised of a fluid absorbent material to absorb water from the wig when the wig is placed on the wire frame. A plurality of suction cups is provided. Each of the suction cups is coupled to the wire frame. Each of the suction cups may suctionally engage a wall in shower thereby facilitating the wire frame to retained on the wall in the shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Beverly Drain
  • Patent number: 9854860
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the device includes a first contoured portion, a second contoured portion, a nose, a hoop, and an ornamental extension, a first end of the first contoured portion and a first end of the second contoured portion being continuous with the nose, a second end of the first contoured portion and a second end of the second contoured portion being continuous with the hoop, the ornamental extension extending from the nose, the first contoured portion configured for receiving a first portion of a tie, the second contoured portion configured for receiving a second portion of the tie, the nose configured to buttress a third portion of the tie, the hoop configured to buttress a fourth portion of the tie, the ornamental extension configured to descend between two portions of the tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Maxwell Katz
  • Patent number: 9839312
    Abstract: A wedding veil support and display for the transport and display of wedding veils and accessories includes a display body adapted to fit under a veil, maintain the shape of the veil when transporting the veil, and, in cases where the display body is suspended from a clothing rod or peg, support the veil in an upright position such that the veil and any displayed accessories such as jewelry, may be viewed or photographed in a natural state, e.g., the manner in which the veil is intended to be worn, adjacent a bridal gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Martha L Carter
  • Patent number: 9719631
    Abstract: A wall mount assembly for suspending a helmet near a wall to provide the illusion to a viewer positioned so that the helmet is located between the viewer and the wall mount base that the helmet is floating without support. The wall mount assembly having at least one wall mount pad that may be moved relative to a wall side of the wall mount base to alter a tilt of the helmet relative to the wall side of the wall mount base. A helmet threaded element extending from the wall mount base and through a hole in the helmet receives an interior threaded element which may be advanced to secure the helmet to the wall mount base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas W. DeLoach, Jr., Kevin E. Flynn
  • Patent number: 9512556
    Abstract: A support stand for drying the inside surfaces of a pair of work gloves. First and second thin flat frames having five vertical projections representing a thumb and fingers are vertically supported by a circular base. Each vertical projection has a finger tip glove contact cap to support the glove vertically and spread open each finger passage. The circular base can be separated into halves for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Saba Jazmin Kazravan
  • Patent number: 9480366
    Abstract: A lid holding device for supporting a pot lid off of a countertop while cooking in order to prevent creating a mess thereon. The lid holding device includes a pair of elongated rods, wherein each elongated rod is preferably configured as a J-shape. The elongated rods are parallel to one another and include a first end and a second end. The first ends are angled upwards and able to receive an inverted lid thereon so as to allow a user to avoid having to place the lid on a countertop. The lid holding device further includes a single mount having a pair of channels disposed thereon. The second end of the elongated rods are disposed within the channels in order to maintain a parallel position. The device can be secured to a support surface by inserting a fastener through the support surface and into the upper side of the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Kenneth Ljung
  • Patent number: 9327851
    Abstract: This application discloses a method of preparing an assembly. A base assembly is provided and includes a base, and a second fastener structure coupled to the base at a joint. The base assembly is then attached to a receiving element that is configured to physically receive a module and includes a first fastener structure, when the first fastener structure is fastened onto the second fastener structure until the first fastener structure reaches a tightened position. After the first fastener structure reaches the tightened position, the receiving element is rotated reversely at the first degree of freedom of motion by a first angle to orient the receiving element to a nominal position. At the nominal position, the receiving element and the module received thereby are configured to face substantially up when they are flipped down via the joint at the second degree of freedom of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Adam Scott Kilgore, Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Francois Rybarczyk, Jason Evans Goulden, Michael Joseph Solomon
  • Patent number: 9309012
    Abstract: This application discloses a method of preparing an assembly. A base assembly is provided and includes a base, and a second fastener structure coupled to the base at a joint. The base assembly is then attached to a receiving element that is configured to physically receive a module and includes a first fastener structure. The first fastener structure is fastened with the second fastener structure and provides a first degree of freedom of motion of the receiving element with respect to the base, and the movement of the receiving element is unlimited in a first direction of travel associated with the first degree of freedom of motion. The receiving element is rotated along the first direction of travel until the receiving element reaches a nominal position at which the receiving element and the module received thereby are configured to face substantially up when they are flipped down via the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Adam Scott Kilgore, Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Francois Rybarczyk, Jason Evans Goulden, Michael Joseph Solomon
  • Patent number: 8910800
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of an improved sports cap display rack comprising a comprehensive collection of serviceable features. It possesses an adjustable bill shaper, capable of shaping and maintaining a plurality of sports cap bills with varying degrees of curvature. The rack simultaneously displays the sports caps in a precise, uniform presentation, highlighting the crown indicia for artistic observation, assisting in the locating of specific caps concealed in a large collection. From a manufacturing standpoint, the unique design of the interchangeable sidewall assemblies (20A) FIG. 1 or (20B) FIG. 2 lowers retooling costs and reduces packaging, shipping and storage expense. The design of the end slot intervals (38) enhances the coupling of additional racks, rendering them suitable for small or large sized hat collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis Bickford
  • Publication number: 20140263110
    Abstract: Disclosed is a collapsible hat rack for efficiently and neatly storing a plurality of hats. In particular, the collapsible hat rack may be made up of a base unit, a pivotable arm, a plurality of rungs, and a stopping mechanism. More specifically, the base unit may be mounted on a surface such as a wall or door; and a pivotable frame may be hingedly mounted to a bottom portion of the base unit. Hats may be clamped between pivotable clamping mechanisms that are attached to each of a plurality of rungs disposed between side portions of the pivotable frame. When a top portion of the pivotable frame is rotated away from the top portion of the base unit, the pivotable frame is rotated about an axis at the bottom of the base unit until a stopping mechanism suspends the pivotable frame at a predetermined angle from the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis Erickson
  • Patent number: 8439210
    Abstract: A storage unit for wigs. The unit is attached to a door and hangs from the top of the door. The unit has head-shaped pedestals on which wigs are mounted as well as a ventilated accessory storage container and accessory supporting hooks which are pendently supported from the accessory storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Tanya Griffith
  • Patent number: 7950532
    Abstract: A mounting bracket configuration with two lower mounting locations and an optional upper mount and a flexibly resilient securement strap attachable thereto to securely retain a helmet such as those used by firefighters securely in place against a mounting surface such as the interior of the passenger compartment of an emergency vehicle, such as a fire truck. The present apparatus also includes a bumper construction for protecting a user from being injured by the protruding upper hook while also preventing damaging of the helmet itself during mounting or removal. A release lanyard provided for easy release and engagement. The upper hook can attach to a fire helmet directly and/or to the securement strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: Michael P. Ziaylek, W. Brian McGinty
  • Publication number: 20090283485
    Abstract: A retail device for displaying headwear in close proximity to wearing apparel. The retail device comprises a wall mount portion attachable to a wall or other structure. Extending from the wall mount portion is a wearing apparel rack operative to display at least one, and preferably a plurality of like items of wearing apparel. At the distal most end of the wearing apparel rack may be provided a member for receiving indicia or other types of information relative to the garment displayed on the rack, such as pricing and the like. Extending from the wearing apparel display rack is a headwear display device operative to display a specific item of headwear, which can include hats, knit caps and protective headwear, such as motorcycle helmets. The headwear display device preferably displays the headwear in close proximity to the wearing apparel displayed by the wearing apparel display rack so as to give the consumer a visual impression of how the items would appear if worn in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: ERIC ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 7284671
    Abstract: A system for storing recreational boards on a wall is disclosed, and comprises at least one recreational board storage rack for supporting a recreational board on a wall surface. The recreational board storage rack comprises a base plate for mounting on a wall surface and at least one support hook removably mounted on the base plate. The base plate has front and rear faces, and at least one aperture extending between the front and rear faces of the base plate. At least one depression is formed in the rear face of the base plate. The support hook comprises a hook portion removably positioned in the aperture and an anchor portion removably positioned in the depression of the base plate such that the support hook extends from the rear face to the front face of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventor: Wanda Doscher
  • Patent number: 7168577
    Abstract: A cap storage and display assembly (10) that is comprised of three elements: a cap support (12), a swivel arm (32), and a mounting plate (70). The cap support (12) is dimensioned to accept a cap (90) preferably consisting of a sport cap (90). The cap (12) has on a lower surface (16) a segmented receptacle (20) that is rotatably attached to a segmented ball plug (42) located on an outer end (34) of the swivel arm (32). The inner end of the swivel arm (32) has a segmented button plug (54) that is rotatably attached to a serrated bore (82) located on the mounting plate (70). The plate (70) also has a bolt mounting bore (78) that accepts a bolt that secures the plate (70) to a mounting surface (92). When the assembly (10) is secured, the cap support (12) can be tilted and radially rotated, and the swivel arm (32) can also be radially rotated to allow the assembly (10) to be positioned in an optimum cap (90) display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Randall C. Moseley
  • Patent number: 6948627
    Abstract: In baseball and softball, as well as other sports, equipment such as helmets, caps, and ball gloves are worn by the players, but not necessarily throughout the entire duration of a game. When not being worn, this equipment should be organized by hanging it up. However, hooks for hanging equipment are not universally available at all ball diamonds and other sports fields. A scissor-folding hanger made of light material such as PVC pipe and made to hang on a fence provides the needed storage space. Such a hanger is light and folds into a very small package, enhancing its portability. The strength of the rack can be varied by using larger or smaller diameter pipe for its construction. The scissor-folding sports-gear hanger is a flexible solution to the storage needs on the sports-field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: Earl Evans
  • Patent number: 6422400
    Abstract: A device for storing and displaying baseball caps having a bill or brim including a hollow cylindrical member of selected length and of selected internal diameter, with an internal and an external surface, and having first and second open ends. The cylindrical member is fabricated from translucent polymeric resin with a compressible clip member secured to the cylindrical member external surface at the midpoint for mounting the hollow cylindrical member to a support member. The support member is generally rectangular and hollow with an aperture for accepting the compressible clip member secured to the cylindrical member external surface. This structure allows the compressible clip member and attached hollow cylindrical member to be fastened in several orientations relative to the support member. The hollow cylindrical member may be sized to accommodate the brim of a brimmed cap at each end for increased capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventor: Brett K. Miller
  • Patent number: 6422401
    Abstract: A hat storage and fashioning rack includes tubular sleeves for housing and supporting the outer surface of the brim in a manner that fashions the hat by gradually imparting a permanent curvature to the brim. The sleeves are carried on a mounting base that may be attached to convenient mounting surfaces such as walls, door closets and the like enabling display, storage and access to the hats. The curvature is effected by gradually relaxing the brim into conformity with the sleeve thereby imparting a permanent set to the brim and overcoming the memory tendency of the brim material to return to the original manufactured shape. After attaining the desired shape, the contour remains notwithstanding use or storage in other locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventor: Randal E. Roten
  • Patent number: 6311879
    Abstract: A cap storage and bill shape maintenance device (10) is adapted to receive the bills of a plurality of baseball or similar type caps, and to maintain the curvature of the bills of those caps. A main body (20) is formed of substantially mirror image front and back halves (30), (50) connected by a plurality of peg and socket or similar fastening structures. A plurality of generally horseshoe-shaped bill slots is defined in the main body. Two feet (70), (80) are attachable to the lower edge to support the main body in a vertical orientation. A hanger (90) attaches to a upper edge of the main body, and allows the device to be supported by the upper edge of a door, a rod in a closet, or other supporting structure. In use, by curving the bill of a cap, such as a baseball cap, the bill may be inserted into the bill slot. Time spent by the bill of the cap in the bill slot tends to overcome the resilience of the bill, allowing it to retain the rounded shape for hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventors: Jerry H. Rigler, Brenda J. Rigler
  • Patent number: 6293413
    Abstract: A cap holder for supporting the brim of a baseball type cap. The cap holder includes a bracket supporting a cap support member. The cap support member is composed of a substantially continuous frame member defining a substantially U-shaped opening shaped and dimensioned to selectively receive and retain the brim of a cap when bent and positioned through the U-shaped opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Inventor: Scott A. Patton
  • Patent number: 6273274
    Abstract: A cap holder for holding a plurality of folded nested caps having a bill and a foldable crown. The cap holder comprises a frame, a crown support mounted to the frame for holding the nested, folded crowns, and a bill support mounted on the frame which forms an open pocket to receive the cap bills. The crown support comprises a vertical, curved and outwardly projecting column on the frame to fit in the hollow of a folded cap crown and the bill support comprises a band of material with an arcuate mouth portion spaced from the column to define an open mouth to receive cap the bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Anthony Lyles
  • Patent number: 6257424
    Abstract: A hanging system for wet bathing suits including a support plate. A trough portion is secured to the support plate upwardly of a lower edge thereof. A plurality of support rods extend orthogonally outward from the support plate downwardly of an upper edge thereof for supporting clothing thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Ralph Miller
  • Patent number: 6170185
    Abstract: A display device including a plaque, a hanger secured to a rear face of the plaque for hanging the plaque on a vertical surface such that the rear face of the plaque is substantially parallel with the vertical surface, a support assembly secured to a front face of the plaque, and memorabilia held by the support assembly, wherein the support is adapted to hold the memorabilia in an upright position with respect to the vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Nicholas Donofrio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6161707
    Abstract: A hanger rack has a metal plate, a plastics plate, a plurality of male fasteners and female fasteners. The metal plate has a plurality of oblong holes, a plurality of through holes, and two flanges. A plurality of hanging hooks are formed on the plastics plate. A plurality of through apertures are formed on the plastics plate. Each of the hanging hooks has two positioning holes. Each of the hanging hooks is inserted through the respective oblong hole. Each of the male fasteners and each of the female fasteners fasten two of the hanging hooks together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventor: Tsong-Yow Lin
  • Patent number: 6112909
    Abstract: A rack (10) for storing and displaying a plurality of caps, and particularly sport caps (150). The rack (10) consists of three elements: a base (12), a cap support (40) and a base/cap support attachment rod (60). The base (12) can be attached to a substantially flat surface (152) in either a vertical or a horizontal orientation by screws (30) or an adhesive (32) and preferably has a length to accommodate six sport caps. The cap support (40) has a hemispheric shape which is sized to securely hold and display the cap(s) (150). The base/cap support attachment rod (60), which can be made from a tubular or a solid rod includes a base end (62) and a cap end (84). The base end (62) terminates with a structure (90) which allows the base end (62) to be attached and secured to the base (12) in either a vertical or a horizontal orientation. The cap end (84) is dimensioned to be attached and secured to the cap support (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Inventor: Randall C. Moseley
  • Patent number: 6109457
    Abstract: A device for storing clothes hangers in such fashion as to keep them out-of-the-way in an untangled condition so as to be readily available when needed. One embodiment allows the device to be suspended from either a wall mounted hook or pin and to also be portable via the built-in handle. Another embodiment allows the subject device to be hung over a door or partition. The hanger engaging portion is configured to accept hangers of several different styles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: David Dahnke
  • Patent number: 6059246
    Abstract: A hat holder comprising a length of stiff material that retains its shape when formed by hand. In a preferred embodiment, lariat rope or some other ductile material "with a memory" is used. The length is doubled back into a loop and pinched at opposing ends. The apparatus is then held in this position with slidably adjustable fasteners, such as a conchos, at the pinches. In a preferred embodiment, the length is formed first into a closed loop before pinching, allowing both ends to be identical in presentation and thus interchangeable in application. The crown of a hat is then received into the opening between the pinches. Movement of the fasteners toward or away from the ends allows for adjustability of the size of the opening. The ductility of the material, particularly when lariat rope is used, allows the shape of the opening to be adapted to correspond to the shape of the crown of the hat. The holder may then be fixed at one end to an overhead surface to store the hat upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Eber Dewayne Robbins
  • Patent number: 5967344
    Abstract: A mirrored coat rack is wall mountable or door mountable and includes one or more coat hooks affixed to a mirrored member made of mirrored glass, mirrored acrylic, or polished metal. A backing member behind the mirrored member adds stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Morris Liberati
  • Patent number: 5927515
    Abstract: Suspension system especially for motorcycle helmets. The suspension system includes two points located at different heights, on which the back of the helmet rests, it is supported on the outside at the lower point and on the inside at the top point. These points are defined by the ends of a basically C-shaped component, which is attached to a fixture by a third point. The system provides proper, stable support for the helmets, in any work or habitual place, preventing the normal, unstable support of these, with the possibility they will fall and, consequently, be damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Jose Maria Llaurado Morant
  • Patent number: 5921403
    Abstract: A rack system for the removable storage and display of baseball-style caps is provided. The rack system includes an elongated support member which is adapted to be mounted on a wall or similar structure through suitable fasteners. A series of spaced retainers are preferably integrally formed on the elongated support member and extend forwardly therefrom in either spaced vertical or horizontal arrangement. The retainers each include a slot which extends rearwardly through the retainer a predetermined depth toward the elongated support member. A series of cap mounts are provided which are preferably configured to support a front portion of a baseball-style cap and to receive a rear portion of the cap within the cap mount. The cap mounts are removably engagable with the slots in the retainers to store and display the baseball-style caps in either of the spaced vertical or horizontal arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Ronald Coffaro
  • Patent number: 5813546
    Abstract: A piece of transparent material has a hollow form extending away from a planar surface. The hollow form has a crown section and a bill section, both sections having a common bottom face. The inner dimensions of the crown section correspond to the outer dimensions of the crown when the back half of the crown is folded in back of the front half of the crown. The inner dimensions of the bill section correspond to the outer dimensions of the bill. A baseball style cap fits within the cavity formed by the crown section and the bill section. Backing material contacts the window piece against its rear surface and can be seen through the window piece. A frame holds the window piece, the backing material, and a rigid back piece together. The entire structure is mounted on a vertical surface such as a wall, for displaying the cap. A secondary display area below the hollow form is created by removing some of the backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventors: Stephen M. Wilson, Joseph J. Catalano
  • Patent number: 5772049
    Abstract: A collapsible hat support device adapted to support a hat having a crown and brim on a support surface. The support device comprises a base adapted for stable support on a substantially flat support surface and a continuous, elongated hat support arm pivotally connected to the base. The support arm is movable between a lowered storage position adjacent the base and a raised hat support position. The support arm is adapted to be received within and engage the interior portion of the hat crown for support of the hat with the brim in spaced relation from the support surface. A means for releasably securing the hat support arm in at least the raised hat support position is included. This securement means may be flexible wire connectors used to connect the arm to the base. At least one hook support member is operatively connected to the base for supporting the base from a nail, door top or other horizontal surface and against an upright surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: Mark J. Randone
  • Patent number: 5762206
    Abstract: A cap rack hangs a plurality of caps by their respective bands. The cap rack comprises a base and a plurality of substantially flat hook members which are each vertically arranged along the base and which extend horizontally only from that base. A portion of each hook member extends towards a further adjacent hook member and terminates with a hook member end to define a) an insertion opening between the hook member and the further hook member through which the cap band is inserted and b) a retaining opening adjacent to the insertion opening in which the cap band is hung. The retaining opening extends below the hook member end a greater distance than the hook member end is spaced apart from the adjacent hook member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: Henry S. Leichter
  • Patent number: 5758779
    Abstract: The cap holder has a back which can be hung on a vertical surface, has a lip protruding downward and away from the back, and has apertures in the lip for holding a cap, with the cap crown mainly open so that the cap can air out, with markings on the cap crown in a display position, and with the cap brim in a rolled configuration so that the cap brim will be formed into a rolled state which is set and persists when the cap is worn. Pegs for holding garments are also attached to the back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Inventor: Charlie C. Atkins
  • Patent number: 5683002
    Abstract: An improved hat holder is disclosed wherein a body comprises a plurality of slots based upon by a distance equal to a width of a hat brim. A plurality of hats are conveniently stored by inserting the brim into the slot, and folding down the portion of the hat that sits on top of user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Robert Rayside
  • Patent number: 5630516
    Abstract: Ball cap display and storage rack assembly comprising vertical members with lateral cross members formed to cooperate with ball cap capture arms rotatably snapped onto the cross members. The cap capture arm can accept the crown button of a ball cap whose rearward head cover portion has been collapsed forward towards the cap visor into the front head cover portion. The cap capture arm can then be rotated downward to capture the cap, via its crown button, between the capture arm and the cross member. A plurality of caps may be stored limited only by the area covered by the rack assembly. By suitably shaping and positioning the cross members during fabrication, a uniform and attractive display of the stored ball caps is achieved. The design of the cross members and the capture arm is such that the ball caps are presented much as they appear when worn thus logos and lettering on the visor and head cover portions are easily visualized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Hersh/Helman, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Helman
  • Patent number: 5566837
    Abstract: A hat rack including a vertical rod with a loop at the top for hanging the rack on a wall. Separate rack sections are attached to the vertical rod, and spaced apart at intervals, each section for storing a single cap. A section includes two rods extending out from the vertical rod at an angle to each other forming a triangular shaped cap support structure with a tie rod extending between them for strength, and each rod having an upwardly protruding end for captivating a cap visor placed on the rods. A short rod is positioned above each pair of outwardly protruding rods, extending outward from the vertical rod in a direction parallel to an axis half way between the outwardly protruding rods, and spaced above them so as to be useful for supporting the top portion of a cap. The invention meets a particular need of those who collect numerous baseball caps and desire to have them individually displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventor: Greg Lema
  • Patent number: 5538144
    Abstract: A hat hanger and display device comprising a member for supporting a crown of a hat. An assembly is for mounting the supporting member to a vertical flat surface, so that the crown of the hat can be displayed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Inventor: Scott W. Reed
  • Patent number: 5480073
    Abstract: A cap holder apparatus includes a base assembly adapted to be attached to a support surface. A plurality of clamp members project from the top surface of the base assembly. Each of the clamp members includes a round contour adapted to contact a round contour on a head covering such as a cap or hat. The clamp members are arrayed on the base assembly such that free ends of the clamp members are parallel to each other. Fasteners or an adhesive are provided for attaching the base assembly to a support surface. The clamp members are in a form of portions of walls of a cylinder, and the clamp members are concentric to each other. Apertures may be provided in the base assembly to receive screws for attaching the base assembly to a support surface. If an adhesive layer, located on the bottom surface of the base assembly, is employed, a non-adhesive barrier layer is placed upon the layer of adhesive material until the adhesive layer is ready for use, upon which time the barrier layer is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: Frank A. LaManna
  • Patent number: 5433804
    Abstract: A structure and a technique for heating hot melt adhesive by means of microwaves, to place the hot melt adhesive in a tacky state in which it adheres to an object. A preferred structure according to the invention comprises an article of manufacture (e.g., a wall hook) having a mass of the hot melt adhesive and a susceptor thereon. The article, with the adhesive and susceptor thereon, can be subjected to microwaves for a predetermined period of time, to place the mass of adhesive in a tacky state which enables the article to be attached to an object (e.g., a wall). A special container for the article is placed with the article into a microwave oven as a unit, and removed as a unit from the oven. The container enables the article to be safely and efficiently attached to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Nottingham Spirk Design Associates
    Inventors: John R. Nottingham, John Spirk, Craig M. Saunders, Paul E. Brokaw
  • Patent number: 5411144
    Abstract: A cap rack in the form of an elongated bar. The elongated bar is placed in a substantially vertical orientation and includes a laterally central portion which extends forward with respect to the lateral side edges. A laterally extending slot extends through the rack for each cap to be retained therein, with each of the slots including an enlarged portion at one end thereof. When the body of the baseball type cap is folded such that the rear portion is reversed and retained within the front portion, a substantially planar fold line is formed. This fold line is received within the slot in the rack. Where the cap is of the type having a central upper button or peen, this peen may be inserted through the enlarged portion in the slot. As such, the peen will be retained behind the laterally central portion of the rack to maintain the cap in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Inventor: David W. Deupree
  • Patent number: 5396994
    Abstract: A device for displaying one or more caps thereon. The combination of a slot and recess, for example a hole, accommodate an upper portion of a cap provided with a button and with the rear half of the cap folded into the front half of the cap when mounted on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Robert C. Fitzgerald