Pivoted Support Patents (Class 211/96)
  • Patent number: 11013325
    Abstract: A storage apparatus uses the tube of an overhead door hinge to releasably attach a rack to hang storage items. The storage apparatus has a mounting hook affixed to a rigid rail and may also includes a support bracket for retaining space between the overhead door and the storage apparatus such that it remains parallel to the door when closed. An alternative embodiment includes a mounting bracket which can be attached to an overhead door and used in lieu of the hinges. Another embodiment includes a single hook which swings freely from the overhead door when mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: John C Meyer, Steven H Harmon, Brandon A Cusick, Lisa Kauffman Kelley
  • Patent number: 10888796
    Abstract: The invention attaches to a door and forms a playhouse. It is one or more panels that fold away from the door. The playhouse is attached to the door by a U-shaped bracket that fits over the top of the door and the bottom. Attached to the bracket is a pole to which the panels of the playhouse are attached. All panels are formed from fabric that is stretched over a frame. All the pieces of the frame are formed with tubes. T connector clamps attach all pieces. Each T connector clamp is a rectangular piece with a bore in one end and a cylindrical opening that passes completely through T connector clamp and is perpendicular to the bore. The cylindrical opening is cut to allow a gap at the bottom of the T connector clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Jesse Darr
  • Patent number: 10845676
    Abstract: An adjustable fish-supporting photographic rack assembly particularly well-suited for temporarily supporting a catch of fish in a highly organized manner during the taking of a photograph or digital image thereof includes a main panel body having a front surface, a rear surface, and a periphery defined by contiguous upper, lower, left and right peripheral edges. A pair of main panel supports includes respective integral depressions sized and shaped to conform to opposite lower corners of the main panel body for snugly receiving and retaining the lower corner portions therein, effectively supporting the main panel in an upright vertical orientation. At least one structural feature integrated into the front surface of the main panel body is configured to correspondingly receive at least one hook-receiving structure for selectively coupling a fish-supporting hook member thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Scott Helms
  • Patent number: 10822045
    Abstract: A pivoting mechanism includes a rotation assembly and a fixation assembly. The rotation assembly includes a first member and a second member which are rotatable with respect to each other. The fixation assembly includes a first fixation member, a first elastic member, and a first pushing member. The first fixation member is received in the rotation assembly. The first fixation member selectively blocks the first member and the second member. The first fixation member is disposed between the first elastic member and the first pushing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KING ROOF INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih-Chieh Shen, Chun-Yi Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10299569
    Abstract: A cosmetology tool storage assembly for storing and supplying electrical power for a plurality of cosmetology tools includes a gate that is pivotally coupled to a vertical support surface in a salon or the like. Thus, the gate is accessible to a cosmetologist working in the salon. A power strip is coupled to the gate and the power strip has a plurality of female electrical outlets positioned thereon. A plurality of hooks is included and each of the hooks is coupled to the gate. Each of the hooks engages and thusly suspends a respective one of a plurality of cosmetology tools for storage and each of the cosmetology tools can be plugged into a respective female electrical outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Taylor
  • Patent number: 10022005
    Abstract: A hanger device (10) for hanging items of apparel thereon has a base (12) and an indicia member (14). The base (12) is configured to be mounted on a surface (2) of a door (1). The indicia member (14) is pivotally connected to the base (12). The indicia member (12) is pivotable from a first position wherein the indicia of the member (14) is displayed, to a second position wherein items of apparel are capable of being hung on the indicia member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Anthony Carpinelli
  • Patent number: 10011234
    Abstract: A vehicle garment hanger assembly is provided. The vehicle garment hanger assembly includes a housing mounted on a vehicle, a fixed garment hanger extending forward of the housing, a first retractable garment hanger connected to the housing and rotatable to a deployed position, and a second retractable garment hanger connected to the housing and rotatable to a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Carmen Frida Vargas Garcia, Luis Adrian Tena Han
  • Patent number: 9949586
    Abstract: Implementations of an accessories rack are provided. In some implementations, the accessories rack may comprise a first stem connecting a first support base and a second support base, a hook connected to the top of the first support base, and a second stem connected to the bottom of the second support base. The accessories rack further may comprise a first pair of divergent set of steps wherein each set of steps of the first pair is rotatably connected to the bottom of the first support base and extend away from a portion of the first stem. The accessories rack further may comprise a second pair of divergent set of steps wherein each set of steps of the second pair are rotatably connected to the second support base and extend away from a portion of the second stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Erith Bennett
  • Patent number: 9661946
    Abstract: A coat hook, towel rack and clothes hanger receiver, preferably includes a mounting board, to which is attached a pivoting means on which pivoting means is an elbow or elongated bar having an outer tube communicating at 90° thereto, wherein the outer tube has therein, an inner tube disposed within and vertically moveable in a middle tube, the middle tube being moveable through the outer tube and the elbow-bar, the inner tube having a finial on its external end. Flares prevent the middle tube from exiting the outer tube in both directions. When the inner tube is extended upwardly, it is rotatable 90° from a 12 o'clock-6 o'clock position to a 9 o'clock-3 o'clock position. Once oriented horizontally the inner tube may be returned inwardly or retained in an outward disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: FOUR ONE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia Stammnitz, Ray Stammnitz
  • Patent number: 9622596
    Abstract: A bracelet hook for holding bracelets has a clip for mounting onto parallel mounting bars of a jewelry organizer stand and an upper arm and a lower arm for holding bracelets. The upper arm has a hook that can clip into the lower arm so that the bracelet hook can be closed and hold bracelets for shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: STS Innovation & Design, LLC
    Inventors: Sharon Trainor-Smith, Mark Henry Méndez
  • Patent number: 9321407
    Abstract: A collapsible bicycle rack to be transported at the rear of a motor vehicle for carrying bicycles that are suspended vertically and upside down relative to one another. The bicycle rack includes a vertical main support bar. An upper front wheel support basket is pivotally coupled to the main support bar to receive and retain the front wheels of the bicycles. A lower rear wheel support arm is pivotally coupled to the main support bar below the upper front wheel support basket to receive the rear wheels of the bicycles. The upper front wheel support basket and the lower rear wheel support arm are simultaneously rotated from an expanded deployed configuration extending outwardly from the vertical main support bar to a compact folded configuration lying generally side-by-side the vertical main support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Danik Industries Limited
    Inventor: Strahan Lingjerde Loken
  • Patent number: 9321406
    Abstract: A collapsible bicycle rack to be transported at the rear of a motor vehicle for carrying bicycles that are aligned vertically with their front wheels facing up. The bicycle rack includes an upper front wheel support having stationary front wheel holders and oppositely-aligned adjustable front wheel holders that can be moved relative to the stationary front wheel holders to vary the distance therebetween in order to support the front wheels of bicycles having different diameters. The bicycle rack also includes a lower rear wheel support that rotates simultaneously with the upper front wheel support between an unfolded deployed configuration extending outwardly from an upstanding main support bar and a collapsed compact configuration lying adjacent the upstanding main support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Danik Industries Limited
    Inventor: Strahan Lingjerde Loken
  • Patent number: 9010549
    Abstract: An apparatus for raising and lowering a carrier for supporting clothes hangers or other hanging articles within a wardrobe closet that includes a tube, brackets for rotatable mounting of the tube, a tubular motor coupled to the tube for rotating the tube, and a base that attaches to a side panel of the wardrobe closet. Two arms each lie on a plane parallel to the base and to the side panel, attach at their ends to the carrier, and are mounted on the base so that they may oscillate and pivot in the plane between two positions, raising and lowering the carrier. At the lowest position the carrier releases from the arms and drop further. Fabric straps are wound onto and unwound from the tube to raise and lower the arms as the tube is rotated. A remote control receiver or programmable device may be used to control operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kurtis Roland Krohn
  • Publication number: 20140339184
    Abstract: A utility storage rack comprises a wall mount, mountable to a generally vertical wall, and a storage bed, removably and pivotally coupleable to the wall mount. The storage bed includes at least two components that are adjustable relative to one another to adjust a length of the storage bed. At least one leg is pivotally coupled to the storage bed, the at least one leg being adjustable in length to allow a height or a grade of the storage bed to be adjusted. At least one locking key is removably coupleable with the storage bed, the at least one locking key being coupleable to the storage bed to lock the at least one leg in a downwardly extending orientation, and coupleable to the storage bed to lock the at least one leg in a rotated position, nestable against the storage bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: George Couch
  • Patent number: 8636156
    Abstract: A rack for storing objects on a door has at least two uprights, at least two hanging brackets, a plurality of shelf supports, a plurality of shelves and at least two hanging links. The uprights are spaced apart a distance equal to a length of the shelves and spaced from the door by ends of the uprights angled toward the door. The shelves may be disposed at an angle relative to a vertical position of the uprights wherein a superior mounted pair of uprights has hanging links depending from a lower support end and the hanging links are engaged upon an upper support end of another pair of uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Vijay S. Malik
  • Patent number: 8596601
    Abstract: A self-leveling platform hook for use in supporting an object. In one embodiment, the hook includes a frame, structure coupled to the frame for attaching the frame to a support surface (e.g., a table, countertop, a wall, etc.), and a saddle including a pair of support arms coupled to the frame. The support arms are coupled to the frame at an upper end of each arm, and are rotatable relative to the frame so as to be self-leveling. In addition, each arm is independently rotatable relative to the support frame and one another such that the distance and angle between lower ends of the arms may be varied so as to cradle and support an object of a given width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Shelly A. Andersen
  • Patent number: 8453852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a clothes drying rack consisting of two separate rectangular racks which are mounted against the wall to form a mountain fold configuration, but can be folded flat against the wall for storage when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas Lowell Raddatz
  • Patent number: 8381413
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of a drying apparatus, for drying flexible objects such as bags or gloves, comprise a first suspension couplable to an external support, and a second suspension magnetically couplable to the first suspension. An object is supported between the first and second suspensions through the magnetic coupling. In a first embodiment, the second suspension comprises a magnetic hub and one or more spreaders, which may be fixed, removable, or moveably attached to the magnetic hub, and which may be repositionable between open and closed positions. The spreaders may be flexible, articulated, rigid, repositionable, collapsible, extendable, jointed, forked, hinged, slideable, continuous, or merged, and further may have substantially puncture-resistant terminations. The first suspension also comprises a magnetic member and a suspending member, such as an open hook or a clamp suspending member, for supporting the apparatus with the secured object from or by many types of external supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Holly M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8286808
    Abstract: A vertical file folder rack adapted for mounting on a wall and holding various sizes and shapes of files, posters, drawings and like items. The vertical file folder rack includes a plurality of triangular-shaped wire frames mounted and equally spaced along a length of a rectangular shaped elongated wall base. The wall base is adapted for vertical attachment to a wall. A top portion of each wire frame is pivotally attached along the vertical length of the wall base. A center portion of the wire frame includes a pair of support arms, which extend downwardly and vertically. A lower portion of the wire frame includes a pair of outwardly extending file support arms with an upwardly extending arch-shaped file keeper disposed between the two support arms. A file is received on top of the support arms and held therein between the file keeper and the two support arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Setlik
  • Patent number: 8240464
    Abstract: A hanging garment storage unit includes a hanger, a frame, and a drawer. The hanger is arranged to removably couple the frame to an external support. The frame has a broad side and a top. A track is coupled to the broad side of the frame, and the drawer is slidably coupled to the frame. The frame has a broad side and a narrow side, and the drawer is arranged to slide along the track with the broad side of the drawer facing the broad side of the frame. The drawer is further arranged to pivot about an end of the frame to allow movement of the drawer from a storage position to an access position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Catherine Grace Clishem
  • Patent number: 8177074
    Abstract: A housing for a drying device which can be folded in and folded out comprises a base which is situated on the rear side and can be attached to a vertical support, such as a wall, and with respect to which the drying device can be folded in to form an elongate unit, wing means which are suspended on the base and can be pivoted along a pivot axis directed in the longitudinal direction of the unit between a closed position for covering the folded drying device and an open position in which the drying device can be folded in and out, as well as supporting means for supporting the drying device with respect to the housing. The wing means, in the closed position, extend forwards with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Brabantia Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Reinout Ignatius Maximiliaan Maria Meltzer
  • Publication number: 20120097629
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a “floating” shelf assembly that is configured for mounting on attic rafters or exposed wall studs. In at least one embodiment, the shelf assembly comprises a shelf that includes rotatable mounts at a first edge, which are configured to mount to adjacent rafters at a desired height above the attic floor or insulation. The shelf further includes flexible members which are configured to hang the opposing, second edge of the shelf from an overhead mounting point. The ability to rotate the shelf relative to its mounted first edge allows easy leveling of the shelf by adjusting the hanging length of the flexible members suspending the second edge of the shelf. The shelf assembly also permits direct use with wall studs, where the rotatable mounts are attached to the wall studs and the flexible members are pulled taught, diagonally back and above the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Shawn Brisendine
  • Patent number: 8141721
    Abstract: Jewelry support assemblies are provided that can include a substantially planar base portion having a member extending therefrom, the member including a plurality of openings; a plurality of arms extending from the openings, individuals ones of the arms being associated with individual ones of the openings; and a plurality of rods extending from the arms, the rods being staggered along the length of the arms. Other assemblies are also provided that include: a rod extending from a first end to a second end; flexible material at least partially wrapping the rod and extending therefrom, the material including multiple layers of overlapping material; and wherein exposed overlapping portions of material include openings. Jewelry storage assemblies are provided that can include: a case comprising at least two components configured to be coupled when in a closed position; and one of the two components configured to house a jewelry support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Jonna Harris-Bowman
  • Patent number: 8028844
    Abstract: A hanger assembly includes a sliding rail assembly and a hanger attachment. The sliding rail assembly includes a fixed member, a sliding arm, and a hinge. The hinge has a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is pivotally engaged to the second portion. The first portion is slidably engaged to the fixed member and the second portion is fixedly engaged to the sliding arm. The sliding rail assembly has a non-pivoted state and a pivoted state, wherein in the non-pivoted state the sliding arm is positioned substantially parallel to the fixed member, and in the pivoted state the sliding arm defines an angle with the fixed member. The hanger attachment is engaged to at least a portion of the sliding arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Charles A. Costa, Kristine Costa
  • Publication number: 20110084578
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes a patient assist bar that is coupled to a wall or to some other structure in a room of a healthcare facility, such as a headwall that is configured to be coupled to the room wall. The patient assist bar is pivotable a first axis that is substantially vertical and parallel to the headwall and a second axis that is substantially horizontal. The patient assist bar provides the patient with a stable support and guidance in moving about the room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Dennis J. Gallant
  • Patent number: 7874437
    Abstract: A Mechanical Closet Arm with a horizontal pole to hang items which has a reversible drive and a method of stopping the horizontal pole when it reaches the upper or lower height limit. A preferred embodiment includes a bearing washer assembly supporting each mounted support arm axle inside each side arm bearing block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Dean Adare Jones
  • Patent number: 7748802
    Abstract: A rack mounted inside a cabinet in which a number of office files are supported, wherein the rack can be extended outward of the cabinet allowing all of the files to be visibly seen for easy identification along with the easy removal of any file. The files are supported one above the other so that each file tab is higher than the lower one. The rack is shaped to fit inside a cabinet that is substantially as tall and as wide as a conventional filing cabinet but is thinner and capable of being wall mounted and thereby consuming a minimum amount of floor space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Victor Mario Peruzzi
  • Patent number: 7527157
    Abstract: A wheel barrow storage rack has an elongate vertically oriented body with a top end mounted near to a wall. A wheel barrow support is carried at a bottom end of the body. An adjustable bracket assembly is vertically positionally adjustable along the body. A wheel barrow catch is pivotally carried by the adjustable bracket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin R. Shinn, Erik Eagleman, Michael Scherzer, Michael A. Gregory
  • Publication number: 20080156756
    Abstract: A self-adjusting and retaining apparatus is provided having an elongated base and at least one holder rotatably connected to the elongated base. The elongated base contains means for removably connecting to a surface and at least one connection point. In addition, the holder contains at least one holder rotatably connected to the elongated base via the connection point. Further, the holder contains a back portion connected that is rotatably connected to the elongated base and extending in a first plane, a bottom portion connected to the back portion, wherein the bottom portion extends in a second place that is not parallel to the first plane, and an end stop connected to the bottom portion of the holder, wherein the bottom portion meets the end stop at an angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: Mesa International Corp.
    Inventor: Justin Ferren
  • Publication number: 20080029469
    Abstract: A display rack is described, which has a plurality of swing arms to support elongated, foldable wares. The swing arms extend pivotably from a wall mountable bracket and can be spread apart to extend and display the wares.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Kevin O. Spencer
  • Patent number: 7201282
    Abstract: A storage rack is formed by a plurality of stacked modules where each module includes a vertical support column and a support arm that extends outwardly and downwardly from the vertical support column at an angle of about thirty degrees. A barrier arm is pivotally mounted to a distal free end of the support arm. A strap extends from a first, inner end of the support arm to the barrier arm. Elongate objects placed atop the strap cause the barrier arm to pivot into a vertical position to create a barrier that prevents objects from rolling or sliding in a direction away from the vertical support column. When the elongate object is lifted from the support arm, the tension in the strap is released and the barrier arm pivots into a horizontal position of repose to facilitate removal of the object from the support arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Suspenz, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Alderman
  • Patent number: 7175035
    Abstract: An umbrella-type laundry drying apparatus has a central upright tube carrying a spreading framework, which can be swung open via an actuating mechanism. A tubular protective sheath can be pulled over the collapsed framework and clothesline. The open-out framework has carrying arms for the clothesline, which are arranged in the form of rays of a star and are articulated on a lower sliding sleeve, and supporting arms, which are connected in an articulated manner to the carrying arms and are articulated on a upper sliding sleeve. At least the lower sliding sleeve can be displaced along the upright tube and secured in different positions on the upright tube. The actuating mechanism for spreading the framework is formed by two of the carrying arms each bearing a handle which, with the open-out framework collapsed, is covered by the protective sheath when it is pulled over the collapsed framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Heinrich Wüster
  • Patent number: 6966080
    Abstract: A bedding assembly is provided having an integrated storage area. The assembly has one or more platforms having a recessed storage area and a deck pivotably mounted to the platform. The deck may be pivoted over the platform between a horizontal position where a use can lie upon the deck, such as for sleeping, and a non-horizontal position to allow access to the storage area of the platform. The platforms may be coupled together at a distance from one another by a pair of end frames. Optionally, garment hooks may be rotatably mounted onto the bed assembly and rotatable between a use position, for hanging items thereon, and a stowage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventors: Michelle D. Connell, Brian A. Connell, Fred M. Meyer, Douglas S. Meyer, Frank L. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 6808078
    Abstract: A spiral tie and accessory rack includes an elongate supporting member that defines both a curved hook portion for supporting the rack from a closet rod and a downwardly extending straight core portion for rotatably receiving and supporting a plurality of annular pole segments thereon. The pole segments each carry at least one support arm and are provided with interlocking, angularly phase-shifted male and female features on their lower and upper surfaces, respectively. When the pole segments are properly stacked around the core portion so as to be mated to one another, the tie support arms are arranged to spiral around the inner supporting member. The rack may be supplied in kit form, and may also be converted to a table-top (standing) rack or a wall-mounted rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventor: Thien Q. Ta
  • Patent number: 6722511
    Abstract: Mountable hanger apparatus (10) and a kit of parts (71) therefore for affixing preferably to door hinges. The hanger apparatus comprises an elongated member (11) having top (13), intermediate (14, 36), and bottom end member segments (15), all of which are longitudinally interconnectable along the longitudinal axis (12) of the elongated member. The elongated member also includes top (42), intermediate (46), and bottom (45) connectors for longitudinally interconnecting the member segments along the member axis. Radially extending support arms (39-41) each connect to a connector so as to rotate about the member axis independent of each other. Top and bottom mounting brackets (16, 24) each slideably receives and connects to a corresponding member segment and also to, for example, a door hinge. The mounting brackets slide along the member segments for adjusting the distance therebetween to fit any door hinge spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Richard B. Lowe
  • Patent number: 6712228
    Abstract: Mountable hanger apparatus and a kit of parts therefore for affixing preferably to door hinges. The hanger apparatus comprises an elongated member having top, intermediate, and bottom segments, all of which are longitudinally interconnectable along the axis of the elongated member. Each intermediate segment has end portions each directly interconnectable both rotatably and longitudinally with an end portion of a remaining segment. Preferably, each segment includes a tubular member having a passageway extending therethrough. All but the bottom end segment has one end portion swaged to a reduced diameter for insertion into an unswaged end portion of another tubular member. Resultantly, each intermediate segment can swivel or rotate independent of the top and bottom end segments. Support arms are fixedly attachable to each of the segments of the elongated member, and mounting brackets are fixedly attachable to the top and bottom end segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Richard B. Lowe
  • Patent number: 6698598
    Abstract: A greeting card display apparatus for displaying greeting cards. The greeting card display apparatus includes a housing having a channel designed to rest on a support surface. The housing has a plurality of display arm assemblies which are selectively couplable to the housing and pivot sideways with respect to the housing for the purpose of paging through the greeting cards. The display arms are telescopic thereby allowing them to adjust to various sizes of cards. There is a lighted section at the top of the housing for ornamental purposes, and the housings are designed as a stand-alone version, one that can encompass a circular member such as a Christmas tree, or one designed to be coupled to a flat or corner wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Kwame Appenteng
  • Publication number: 20030222040
    Abstract: A storage apparatus is mountable onto a support structure for hanging clothing-related articles. The storage apparatus comprises an elongate main post having a top end and a bottom end and a non-circular cross-section, and defining a longitudinal axis. A mounting bracket is securely connected to the elongate main post for mounting the elongate main post in substantially vertically oriented relation onto a support structure for pivotal movement about the longitudinal axis. There is a plurality of hook modules mounted on the elongate main post in vertically spaced relation one from the next. An additional mounting bracket may be used to mount the storage apparatus on a door without fasteners engaging the door. Each hook module comprises a plastic collar and a plurality of article-receiving hooks mounted in weight-bearing relation on the elongate main post by the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventor: Tom Boysen
  • Publication number: 20030146179
    Abstract: Mountable hanger apparatus and a kit of parts therefore for affixing preferably to door hinges. The hanger apparatus comprises an elongated member having top, intermediate, and bottom segments, all of which are longitudinally interconnectable along the axis of the elongated member. Each intermediate segment has end portions each directly interconnectable both rotatably and longitudinally with an end portion of a remaining segment. Preferably, each segment includes a tubular member having a passageway extending therethrough. All but the bottom end segment has one end portion swaged to a reduced diameter for insertion into an unswaged end portion of another tubular member. Resultantly, each intermediate segment can swivel or rotate independent of the top and bottom end segments. Support arms are fixedly attachable to each of the segments of the elongated member, and mounting brackets are fixedly attachable to the top and bottom end segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Richard B. Lowe
  • Patent number: 6598752
    Abstract: A disk holder comprising means for attaching to a disk storage device and means for holding to a support surface, wherein there is a rotary joint between the storage device and the support surface. A method for holding disks comprising the following steps: A, forming a holding means for attaching to a support surface; B, attaching the holding means to a storage device through a rotary joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Tsachi Davidov
  • Patent number: 6588607
    Abstract: A hanging pocket product display system includes an elongated base member, a hanger and a pocket member. The elongated base member has holes formed therein along at least a portion of the base member. The hanger has a first end, a central portion and a second end. The first end of the hanger is adapted to be removably inserted into at least one of the holes in the base member, such that the first end of the hanger can pivot within the at least one hole, such that the hanger can pivot about the first hanger end relative to the base member, and such that the second hanger end traverses along an arc when the hanger pivots about the first hanger end. The pocket member comprises a pocket formed thereon, and the pocket member is adapted to hang on the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventors: Ashley K. Smith, Jean K. Bergeson
  • Patent number: 6547087
    Abstract: A storage structure includes generally rectangular panels arranged in at least one group of panels that are vertically oriented and each hinged about a respective hinge pin to a common connecting structure to pivot between two limit orientations. Each end panel has, on its bottom horizontal edge, a support wheel, which rolls on the floor to support the panel cantilever-fashion. Each panel can carry objects, such as works of art, that can be observed from a sufficient distance in a storeroom. Both faces of each panel are accessible and can be used to fix objects, which maximizes the available storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Feralp, societe anonyme
    Inventor: Henri Accatino
  • Patent number: 6540094
    Abstract: A work environment provides a work area and a workstation. An information display system includes a track system adapted to attach to a mounting structure and display panels coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure. The display panels may pivot and translate to selectively display information. The display panels may extend from the track system at a vertical elevation to provide clearance for a seated worker. Containers may be coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure, with each of the containers adapted to include at least one display panel. The display panel may present information, which can selectively be presented for display by movement of the containers. The display panels may include a display board. A docking area may be positioned along the track system and configured to partially conceal the display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Baloga, Carl V. Forslund, III
  • Publication number: 20020158033
    Abstract: A bathroom hanger in combination with multiple suction disk assemblies, a telescopic tube clamped between the suction disk assemblies, multiple shelves mounted on the telescopic tube, multiple arms extending from the telescopic tube, and a showerhead holder mounted on the telescopic tube. The suction disk assemblies are able to remain securely sucked to a bathroom wall due to pressure of a knob to a suction disk in each of the suction disk assemblies such that the bathroom hanger is securely mounted to the bathroom wall by the suction disk assemblies and the bathroom hanger will not easily fall from the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Simon Chen
  • Publication number: 20020139761
    Abstract: A receptacle for a compact disc case comprising a back wall and a front wall that are spaced apart to receive a compact disc case therebetween. The walls being configured so as to define a multiple direction entry path for the insertion of a compact disc case, such that the compact disc case is inserted within the receptacle by moving through a first movement and a second movement. The first movement being a movement wherein the compact disc case is displaced toward the back wall of the receptacle along a direction perpendicular to the main faces of the compact disc case. The second movement being a movement wherein the compact disc case is displaced, either manually by the user or automatically by the sole effect its own weigh in the case of an inclined receptacle, between the front wall and the back wall along a direction generally parallel to the imaginary plane such as to position the compact disc case between the front wall of the receptacle and the back wall of the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Michel Nadeau
  • Patent number: 6425490
    Abstract: A spiral tie and accessory rack includes an elongate supporting member that defines both a curved hook portion for supporting the rack from a closet rod and a downwardly extending straight core portion for rotatably receiving and supporting a plurality of annular pole segments thereon. The pole segments each carry at least one support arm and are provided with interlocking, angularly phase-shifted male and female features on their lower and upper surfaces, respectively. When the pole segments are properly stacked around the core portion so as to be mated to one another, the tie support arms are arranged to spiral around the inner supporting member. The rack may be supplied in kit form, and may also be converted to a table-top rack or a wall-mounted rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Inventor: Thien Q. Ta
  • Publication number: 20020096482
    Abstract: A hanging pocket product display system includes an elongated base member, a hanger and a pocket member. The elongated base member has holes formed therein along at least a portion of the base member. The hanger has a first end, a central portion and a second end. The first end of the hanger is adapted to be removably inserted into at least one of the holes in the base member, such that the first end of the hanger can pivot within the at least one hole, such that the hanger can pivot about the first hanger end relative to the base member, and such that the second hanger end traverses along an arc when the hanger pivots about the first hanger end. The pocket member comprises a pocket formed thereon, and the pocket member is adapted to hang on the hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Ashley K. Smith, Jean K. Bergeson
  • Patent number: 6394291
    Abstract: In a device for the pivotable mounting of information carriers (2) provided with pivot pins, provision is to be made for the respectively outer information carriers (2) to assume a certain end position, i.e., in particular, they do not swing rearward. In order to achieve this aim with simple means, it is proposed to provide at least one of two retaining webs (5, 6) with end stops formed by punched tongues (24, 25), which retaining webs (5, 6) are provided with holes (18) for accommodating the pivot pins of a multiplicity of information carriers (2), are designed as sheet-metal punched parts and are connected to one another via a back part (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: “Durable” Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Patent number: 6394286
    Abstract: A display rack for displaying a plurality of rugs includes a plurality of generally upright elongate support posts connected side by side by a support frame with each post having mounted thereon for sliding movement therealong a respective one of a plurality of rug support assemblies. Each support post has a cable and winch inside the respective post for driving sliding movement of the respective rug support assembly between a lowered loading position and a raised display position with a motor mounted permanently on the post or on the mounting assembly and a manually operable switch for operating the motor. Each rug support assembly includes a front plate member in front of the post and a plurality of pivotal arms side by side across the plate member. A divider post is provided between each support post and the next upright at a position in front of the support posts so as to engage rug support arms to prevent side to side movement of the arms sufficient to cause interference therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Raymond Dueck
  • Patent number: RE47669
    Abstract: A trophy mount for displaying the skull and horn or antler of game animals comprising; a base with one or more holes in the base for attaching the base to a vertical surface, a wing that attaches to the base by means of an upper and lower hinge socket on the base that are able to receive an upper and lower wing joint from the wing with the sockets and joints sized to allow the wing to pivot with respect to the base which is secured to the vertical surface, a bracket that has one or more adjustment holes and a pivot hole, means for securing the bracket to the wing such that the bracket can be positioned at various angles with respect to the base, a center prong on the bracket that is sized to fit within a Foramen magnum of a vertebrate game animal, and a right and left side arm that are spaced, sized and positioned below and slightly in front of the center prong such that the right and left side arms fit into the condyloid fossa of a game animal's skull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ivent LLC
    Inventor: Robert Jensen Shaw