Foldable And Telescopic Patents (Class 223/89)
  • Patent number: 11019951
    Abstract: A collapsible hanger may comprise: a suspendable support base further comprising: a neck having first and second ends; and a support extending from the second end, the support having first and second pegs positioned at first and second ends of the support, respectively; a frame positionable along a length of the neck; first and second extensions operatively coupled to the frame, the first and second extensions defining, respectively, a first channel positioned along at least a portion of a length of the first extension for receiving and guiding the first peg, and a second channel positioned along at least a portion of a length of the second extension for receiving and guiding the second peg, wherein sliding the frame along the length of the neck adjusts a separation distance between the first extension and the second extension and causes movement of each peg along an associated channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Erin Smith Wright, Brian Roderman, David Singer, Justin Pendleton, Sara Roueche Dulski
  • Patent number: 10959558
    Abstract: A garment hanger with a hook either metal or plastic that moves between substantially vertical and horizontal positions or may also remain in a stationary upright position with pivotable and collapsible arms with respect to the hanger body to move between substantially vertical and horizontal positions enable the hanger to have use in e-commerce as well as brick and mortar stores by maximizing the versatility of the garment hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SJBEE LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Bernstein, Leslie S. Blitz
  • Patent number: 10758091
    Abstract: Shower caddies with vertically and horizontally movable baskets are disclosed. Each basket is independently adjustable by a mechanism including a front plate, a rear plate and a draw fastener, which allows the user to adjust both the vertical and horizontal position of the basket from a single control point for simple and easy operation. The shower caddies may also include a tilt-resisting locking mechanism that resists rotation of the caddies when supporting an uneven load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Decolin Inc.
    Inventor: David H. Engell
  • Patent number: 10399476
    Abstract: A vehicle headliner assembly includes a headliner, a handle, a housing, and a pivotable coupling. The pivotable coupling defines an axis. The handle and the housing are operably coupled to the pivotable coupling. The handle is selectively rotatable about the pivotable coupling from a stowed position to a deployed position. The housing is selectively rotatable about the pivotable coupling from a closed position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shivraj Ranganathan, Manjil Kale, Robert Michael Coury, Stephen Neal Jacobsen, Daniel A. Jammoul
  • Patent number: 10064523
    Abstract: Shower caddies with a tilt-resisting locking mechanism that resists rotation of the caddies when supporting an uneven load. The shower caddies may also include vertically and horizontally movable baskets that are independently adjustable by a mechanism, which allows the user to adjust both the vertical and horizontal position of the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Maytex Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Engell, Benjamin Scanlon
  • Patent number: 9993100
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable garment hanger. The vertically adjustable garment hanger includes a supporting hook having a curved upper end and a lower end. The first end of a vertical suspending member is connected to the lower end of the supporting hook. An end stop is disposed on the second end of the vertical suspending member. A garment retaining body supports clothing thereon and includes an aperture. The vertical suspending member is inserted through the aperture in sliding engagement therewith. An adjustable support member is slidably disposed on the vertical suspending member. The adjustable support member allows the distance between the supporting hook and garment retaining to be changed so that users can hang clothing from a horizontal supporting rod at a desired height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Tucker
  • Patent number: 9801485
    Abstract: A collapsible hanger includes a left arm, a right arm, and a hook. A hinge rotatably holds the left and right arms together. When in expanded state, the left and right arms extend opposite each other. When in collapsed state, the arms are rotated adjacent to each other. The hook is rotatably coupled to one of the arms in a ball and socket arrangement, and rotatable around the ball and socket arrangement between first and second positions. In the first position, the hook curved end is located above a top side of the respective arm. In the second position, the hook curved end is rotated into an opening and recess in the respective arm. A pin holding the hinge together includes a curved end portion overhanging an outer surface of the hinge to form a clasp to hold a collar of a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Brad Alan Snow
  • Patent number: 9687099
    Abstract: A collapsible hanger includes a left arm, a right arm, and a hook. A hinge rotatably holds the left and right arms together. When in expanded state, the left and right arms extend opposite each other. When in collapsed state, the arms are rotated adjacent to each other. The hook is rotatably coupled to one of the arms, and rotatable between first and second positions. In the first position, the hook curved end is located above a top side of the respective arm. In the second position, the hook curved end is located below the top side of the respective arm and rotated into an opening and recess in the respective arm. Magnets at hinged ends of the arms hold the arms in expanded state. Magnets at distal ends of the arms hold the arms in the collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Brad Alan Snow
  • Patent number: 9622607
    Abstract: A hanger for hanging multiple garment or sports gear pieces. The hanger includes a horizontal member, a hanging hook for supporting the horizontal member on external structure, such as on a closet bar, and plural spaced-apart vertical members. Each vertical member is engaged to the horizontal member at an upper end, and each vertical member has a fastener at a lower end thereof for engaging a piece. The vertical members can be adjustable in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hang Your Gear, LLC
    Inventors: Marcey Lynn Trusiak, Peter Anthony Trusiak
  • Patent number: 9492026
    Abstract: An outfit hanger has a first hanger portion and a second hanger portion connected to the first hanger portion in a spaced-apart vertical relation by connector members extending between the hanger portions. Each hanger portion has a panel with a support member attached along the top portion. Clips are adjustably attached to the support member. A hanger hook is attached to and extends up from the first support member. A reinforcement strip is secured along the bottom portion of the first panel and defines openings through which the connector members are secured. The connector members have a length of material that extends to and connect through corresponding openings in the support member on the second hanger portion. The connector members, the first hanger portion, and the second hanger portion define and frame an open region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Barbara Sprague Naeger
  • Patent number: 9468326
    Abstract: A collapsible hanger apparatus and methods using the collapsible hanger apparatus, having both a folded and unfolded configuration, comprising a central body having a suspension member, a first lower extending portion, a second lower extending portion, and a tongue adjacent to the suspension member, the first extending portion and the second extending portion. Said hanger apparatus further comprising a first shoulder pivotally attached to the first lower extending portion of the central body at a first end of the first shoulder, a second shoulder pivotally attached to the second lower extending portion of the central body at a first end of the second shoulder and a crossbar hinge formed by pivotally connecting the first shoulder at a second end to the second shoulder at a second end, wherein the crossbar hinge forms a groove configured to mate with the tongue of the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: C&A BUSINESS WORLD, LLC
    Inventors: Alice Yip, Ryan DiSanto
  • Patent number: 9247838
    Abstract: Described is a clothing hanger capable of collapsing into an enclosed unit that is easily stored and is convenient for travel. The hanger comprises a hook and a pair of arms rotatable about the hook and adapted to support the shoulders of a garment. The hanger further comprises a first and second pants bar element that are hingeably connected to one another and which are in hinged connection with the hanger arms. The hanger can be collapsed into an enclosed unit by folding the pants bar elements towards one another and into the hollow undersides of the hanger arms. The hook of the hanger is able to rotate so as to be enclosed by the hanger arms. The hanger further includes an elastic cord that can be removably connected to the arms of the hanger and that is adapted to secure garments in place over the pants bar elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Gregory L. Kallet
  • Patent number: 8910837
    Abstract: A hanger assembly for a garment including a neck opening and a pair of shoulder areas, including: a frame having a pair of lateral ends, each lateral end configured to support one shoulder area of the pair of shoulder areas from inside the garment; and a suspensor, coupled to the frame to transition between a pair of locations along the frame with the pair of locations including a first location generally centered between the pair of ends and a second location closer to a particular lateral end than an other lateral end, the suspensor having a suspending mode wherein the suspensor is located at the first location and an insertion-removal mode in which the suspensor is located at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Wittenstein, Philipp Sebastian Wittenstein, Nikolaus Adrian Wittenstein, Franziska Elisabeth Wittenstein
  • Patent number: 8631979
    Abstract: The clothes hanger includes a “U” shaped member that rotates along a horizontal axis with respect to an outer hanger member. The outer hanger member includes the hanger hook atop of which to enable the clothes hanger to hang from a hanger rod. The clothes hanger is adapted to enable a plurality of lingerie items or other small items from a single clothes hanger. The “U” shaped member is comprised of two vertical members that attach to the outer hanger bracket, and a horizontal member. The vertical members each include a plurality of hook members that are rotatable engaged thereon, and which rotate about a vertical axis to enable an end user to hook various items on the plurality of the hook members. The “U” shaped member is able to rotate with respect to the outer hanger bracket along a horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Patricia G. Reahard
  • Patent number: 8459514
    Abstract: An adjustable, collapsible garment hanging device, consisting of a body, a crossbar and two hanging arms. The arms may be telescopically extended to allow for hanging larger or multiple garments. The crossbar has a plurality of hooks for additional garment hanging. Further, the center body of the hanging device is equipped with a cedar ball for garment freshness and an upper and lower hook for hanging the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce Lagzdins
  • Patent number: 8453896
    Abstract: A backpack with integral garment hanging means is herein disclosed, comprising a large rear compartment that can neatly store clothes by means of folding hangers. To access the rear compartment, one would disconnect a pair of shoulder straps and open a zipper along both sides and upper surfaces of the backpack, thereby leaving the front cover hinged at the base. When disconnected it exposes a rounded “headstone”-shaped rear compartment having a plurality of folding garment hangers attached at the top. The hangers have a short neck and are hinged at their outward points to accommodate the small confines of the compartment. This backpack allows for the placement of several articles of clothing on folding hangers inside the backpack minimizing wrinkling. The hangers can be removed and used on a conventional closet rod. The exterior covering of the backpack is of a waterproof textile material to allow use in the rain as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan Mansell
  • 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: 8292134
    Abstract: A multifunction clothes hanger includes a main body, a hook, an annular member and two clothes hangers. A protrusion of a cylindrical body of each clothes hanger enters a T-shaped through-groove at the bottom of the main body and moves into a transverse portion of the T-shaped through-groove to enter left and right through-holes of the main body. The protrusion is engaged with grooves disposed on the inner sides of the left and right through-holes, respectively. Furthermore, the hook is inserted into a straight through-hole at the upper portion of the main body until the threaded bottom with a thread thereon reaches the bottom of the main body to engage with a screw nut of the annular member. Another space-saving multifunction clothes hanger further includes a fixing base, upper and lower arms, two grooves, left and right baffles and two screw holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Kuo-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 8286842
    Abstract: An expandable travel hanger includes an adjustable triangular shaped frame, which can go from a compacted state for storage in a suitcase to an extended state to hang clothes therefrom. A hooked movable suspension component is located at an apex of the adjustable triangular frame, which can go from a compacted state for storage in the suitcase to an extended state for use to engage with a pole in a clothes closet. A pair of release buttons, wherein each the release button is located on each said curved tubular end support, so that when the release buttons are manually pressed, said adjustable triangular shaped frame will automatically go from the compacted state to the extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Cheryl Carey
  • Patent number: 8256650
    Abstract: An extendible garment hanger for clothing items having shoulders of differing widths is provided. The garment hanger includes a body having an upright hook from which a pair of shoulder supports are oppositely laterally downwardly dependent. A pair of extension arms each include a slide section slidably mounted along one of the shoulders supports in a slide bore. The extension arms each have a proximal end with an upright finger tab or loop and a distal end with a downwardly curved end support. The extension arms are manually positionable in a plurality of longitudinal positions along the shoulder supports such that the end supports fit the width of the clothing item. Additionally, the garment hanger may include a clothing support that interconnects the shoulder supports and/or one or more clothing hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Chad Sokol
  • Publication number: 20120006638
    Abstract: A piece of luggage including a handle coupled thereto. In the simplest case, the handle is fixedly positioned. However, the handle can be a retractable handle if desired. The handle includes a handgrip and a garment hanger portion. The garment hanger portion includes includes a plurality of arms coupled to the handgrip and angled downwardly relative to the handgrip. The arms are of a suitable shape and configuration so as to receive a garment for hanging. Further, the garment hanger portion can be collapsible so as to minimize a size thereof for stowage of the handle and the garment hanger portion in a compartment formed in the luggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Frank E. Semersky
  • Patent number: 8079446
    Abstract: The invention provides an operational mechanism for a movable body in which, after a movable body is in an opened state, the movable body can return to a closed position, including a movable body rotatably attached to a support and rotatable between an engaged position, a closed position, and an open position; a rotating member rotatably attached to the support, that rotates due to movement of the movable body to the engaged position; a biasing member, one end of which is attached to the movable body, and the other end of which is attached to the rotating member; and an operation member, which rotates the rotating member, changes the biasing position of the biasing member with respect to the center of rotation of the movable body, and generates in the biasing member a rotational force that moves the movable body to the closed position or the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: NIFCO Inc.
    Inventor: Takehiko Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20110259927
    Abstract: An adjustable, collapsible garment hanging device, consisting of a body, a crossbar and two hanging arms. The arms may be telescopically extended to allow for hanging larger or multiple garments. The crossbar has a plurality of hooks for additional garment hanging. Further, the center body of the hanging device is equipped with a cedar ball for garment freshness and an upper and lower hook for hanging the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Bruce Lagzdins
  • Patent number: 8028869
    Abstract: The adjustable clothes hanger has adjustable sleeve upper stays, sleeve lower stays, and torso side stays. These components adjust to spread the sleeves and torso of a shirt on the hanger to hold the fabric in a smooth, lightly stretched condition to optimize drying and preclude wrinkling. The hanger has opposed sleeve upper stays, which adjust along the underlying frame of the hanger. The outer portions of the sleeve upper stays extend to support the shirtsleeve upper edges. Torso side stays extend downwardly from the horizontal crossmember of the hanger, and adjust to hold the sides of the shirt apart and to hold the torso fabric in a smooth and unwrinkled condition during drying. Pivotal or fixed sleeve lower stays may extend from the upper portions of the torso side stays, or may extend adjustably from the outer ends of the adjustable sleeve upper stays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Torsak Rossaki
  • Publication number: 20110220692
    Abstract: A stretchable hanger that can be lengthened by unthreading an internal portion within each arm of the hanger to further extend each arm. An embodiment is about 18 inches long when the extensions are fully screwed in, and about 30 inches long when the extensions are fully extended, representing a ratio of about 1:1.67. Embodiments can be made smaller or larger following a similar ratio. Embodiments can be made out of plastic, metal, or wood. Embodiments consist of tubular arms with about one inch diameter. The extendable ends can be turned down with a hole in each end to accept a rod that will unscrew to hang pants or skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Paul George Allen
  • Patent number: 7823758
    Abstract: A vee shaped open-armed folding hanger (10) for an improved method of drying and storing watersport garments (20, 22, & 25). Current hangers support all the weight of the garments on the shoulders or shoulder straps causing damage to the garment. This hanger minimizes the stress on a garment (20) by supporting its mid-section from an open horizontal arm (14). By providing two steeply angled arms, bootie posts (12b), to hold booties (22) and glove lanyard (24) for gloves (25), all garments are kept on one hanger. When not in use it is folded to conceal the hook, eliminating the potential to inflict damage to a garment when packed together for travel. In the open position, the rotated vee shape provides more vertical reach than other designs; increasing the hanger's versatility. The addition of an auxiliary swivel hook (27) provides even more versatility in suspending the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Michael John Mulderig
  • Patent number: 7784654
    Abstract: A collapsible clothes hanger particularly for use while traveling comprises upper and lower segments of a triangular-shaped hanger hingedly attached thereto each other with a hinge. This hinge allows the hanger to fold in half to a collapsed state. Because the hanger apparatus conveniently fits in a suitcase, it is ideal for travel. To unfold to a deployed state, the lower segment is opened and locked in place. An alternate embodiment is adapted to accept multiple articles of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Geraldo Mercado
  • Patent number: 7743954
    Abstract: A clothes hanger includes a hanging rod and a linkage mechanism. The hanging rod includes a hanging unit and a guiding rod with its upper end connected to the hanging unit. The linkage mechanism includes a sliding unit, a first linkage arm, and a second linkage arm. The sliding unit is affixed in an up-down slidable manner to the guiding rod. The first linkage arm is installed at a left side of the guiding rod, and the first linkage arm has a first end connected to the sliding unit and a second end connected to a lower end of the guiding rod. The second linkage arm is installed at a right side of the guiding rod, and the second linkage arm has a first end connected to the sliding unit and a second end connected to the lower end of the guiding rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Lu-Ying Chiu
  • Patent number: 7641084
    Abstract: An adjustable clothes hanger includes a hollow body provided with a chamber formed therein, first and second arms conjoined to the body and disposed exterior of the chamber, and a mechanism for slidably and linearly displacing the first and second arms along respective linear paths in such a manner that the first and second arms simultaneously extend and retract along opposed flanges of the body. The device further includes first and second hooks partially seated within the chamber and disposed along the flanges. Each of such first and second hooks has top ends terminating outwardly from the chamber and traversing respective travel paths of the first and second arms when the primary and secondary dials are rotated in corresponding directions such that the first and second arms are engaged and stopped from traveling therebeyond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: Claudia Alcaraz
  • Patent number: 7624900
    Abstract: A multi-tiered hanger for holding multiple undergarments or lingerie. The hanger comprises at least two frames connected together to form a three-dimensional structure, and a hook about which the three-dimensional structure is supported. Each of the at least two frames comprises a means for receiving multiple lingerie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Julie McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20090039116
    Abstract: This invention relates to a clothes hanger comprising a hanging rod and a linkage mechanism. The hanging rod comprises a hanging unit and a guiding rod with its upper end connected to the hanging unit. The linkage mechanism comprises a sliding unit, a first linkage arm, and a second linkage arm. The sliding unit is affixed in an up-down slidable manner to the guiding rod. The first linkage arm is installed at a left side of the guiding rod, and the first linkage arm has a first end connected to the sliding unit and a second end connected to a lower end of the guiding rod. The second linkage arm is installed at a right side of the guiding rod, and the second linkage arm has a first end connected to the sliding unit and a second end connected to the lower end of the guiding rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Lu-Ying Chiu
  • Patent number: 7481341
    Abstract: A garment hanger includes: a neck part having upper and lower ends and opposite first and second ends extending between the upper and lower ends; a hook extending from the neck part; a first shoulder adapted to support one of shoulders of a garment; and a second shoulder bar mounted movably on the neck part and adapted to support the other of the shoulders of the garment. The first and second shoulder bars diverge from the neck part in a first direction when the second shoulder bar is disposed at an extended position, and diverge from the first end of the neck part in a second direction different from the first direction when the second shoulder bar is disposed at a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Liang
  • Patent number: 7455202
    Abstract: A hanger body 10 is provided with a body section 20, a pair of stick type extension members 30, which is embedded in the body section 20 in such a manner that the respective ends of the stick type extension members 30 extend from the body section 20 in directions opposite to each other, a pair of shoulder sections 40 which each have elastically deformable long bodies, and a storage section embedded in the body section 20 in such a manner that each of the long bodies of the shoulder sections 40 can be housed from each side of the long bodies. The hanger body 10 has a plurality of locking means, which can be locked at the respective ends of the stick type extension members, on the other sides of the long bodies. In a state where the long bodies form the shoulder sections for clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Masahiro Shimura
  • Publication number: 20080257920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to garment hanger and a garment hanger apparatus. In particular, it relates to a garment hanger apparatus of the type in which the hanger arms for supporting a garment item are adjustable in length. In one embodiment an extension arm can be added to an existing hanger support arms and is infinitely adjustable in length by sliding along the support arm. Therefore, the effective length of the hanger arm can be selected and varied as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Brent Lee Spencer
  • Publication number: 20080217364
    Abstract: An accessory for use with various types of handheld garment steamers that hang and maintain the garment in position during steaming comprises a modular pole 1 that can be adjusted in height and rotational position and that supports a hanger 8 and multiple clips 10, 11, 12, 13, wherein the hanger 8 is rotatable relative to the pole 1. By rotating the hanger 8 relative to the pole 1, the garment can be re-positioned relative to an extension pole supporting the garment without first removing the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Pou Veng Fong
  • Publication number: 20080197161
    Abstract: A multi-tiered hanger for holding multiple undergarments or lingerie. The hanger comprises at least two frames connected together to form a three-dimensional structure, and a hook about which the three-dimensional structure is supported. Each of the at least two frames comprises a means for receiving multiple lingerie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Julie McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 7328822
    Abstract: An extendable clothes hanger comprising a hook portion, opposed rigid side arms and opposed extension sleeves that are slidably mounted to the side arms and are movable between selected an extended mode and several selected extended modes. The extension sleeves can be selectively locked either at the unextended or extended modes wherein the extension sleeves are locked by pins relative to the side arms and can be unlocked so that the first and second sleeves are movable relative to the side arms. One embodiment includes solid rectangular arms and hollow rectangular sleeves and another embodiment includes a cylindrical arms enclosed by cylindrical sleeves. Bracing pins can be optionally included to activate when the sleeves are in their fully extended modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventor: Viette Marguerite Stokes
  • Patent number: 7249699
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparel apparatus that is especially useful for hanging narrow or small necked shirts and sweaters. It is a collapsible garment hanger, or clothing hanger, that has moving parts. There are two hanger arms that rotate about pins on a hanger body, and there is a fulcrum about which a quick-release lever and release tabs pivot so that a locking mechanism can be manipulated. All of the parts used with the apparatus are inexpensive plastic parts that can be injection molded, and the apparatus can be quickly assembled by snapping parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Zadee Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Hill, Zachary R. Cresap, Jennifer Rebekah Hartmark-Hill
  • Patent number: 7246729
    Abstract: A collapsible garment hanger including a hook element attached to a fixed arm, a sliding arm with a longitudinally oriented slot, a crosspiece extending through the slot, attaching the sliding arm slidably to the fixed arm. When the distal end of the fixed arm tilts upward, gravity will cause the sliding arm to slide away from the distal end of the fixed arm. Whenever the distal end of the fixed arm tilts downward, gravity will cause the sliding arm to slide towards the distal end of the fixed arm. The collapsible garment hanger can also manually slide away from or towards the distal end of the fixed arm. An offset spacing between the outer tip of the sliding arm when it is in the collapsed position and the opposing offset portion of the hanger determines the size of neck of garment through which the hanger will fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Inventors: Kevin A. Harvey, Robin J. Harvey
  • Patent number: 7243823
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparel apparatus that is especially useful for hanging narrow or small necked shirts and sweaters. It is a collapsible garment hanger, or clothing hanger, that has moving parts. There are two hanger arms that rotate about pins on a hanger body, and there is a fulcrum about which a quick-release lever and release tabs pivot so that a locking mechanism can be manipulated. All of the parts used with the apparatus are inexpensive plastic parts that can be injection molded, and the apparatus can be quickly assembled by snapping parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Zadee Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary R. Cresap, David P. Cresap
  • Patent number: 7237702
    Abstract: A garment hanger that folds around a point or series of points near the hook of the hanger, and is adapted to automatically extend to its original unfolded position upon release is disclosed. More specifically, an improved hanger, also referred to as a suspension device, with a hook, having a first member and a second member, with a pivot near the hook, adapted to allow movement of the first member and the second member between a first position and a second position is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventors: Gary Landis, Cheryl Landis, Ryan Landis
  • Patent number: 7201298
    Abstract: A garment hanger includes a hook portion, a neck portion connected to a base end of the hook portion, a pair of shoulder-supporting portions molded integrally with the neck portion and extend from both sides of the neck portion, a shoulder pad connected to each of the shoulder-supporting portions via a hinge portion, and an engaging leg portion and a locking portion to hold the shoulder pad in a folded state so that the shoulder pad covers each of the shoulder-supporting portions. By providing the shoulder pad to be connected to the shoulder-supporting portion via the hinge portion, the shoulder pad, which has the function of preventing shoulders of a garment from being deformed, is integrated. The shoulder pad can be assembled through a one-touch operation by simply folding the shoulder pad at the hinge portion and engaging the shoulder pad with the shoulder-supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Maruso Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shozo Miura
  • Patent number: 7185795
    Abstract: A collapsible hanger for suspending clothing and other items includes: a pin; a suspension member mounted on the pin; and first, second, and third hanger arms. The ends of the first hanger arm are pivotally joined to the pin and the second hanger arm. The ends of the second hanger arm are pivotally joined to the first and third hanger arms. The third hanger arm has one end pivotally joined to the second hanger arm and the other end detachably mounted on the pin to form the hanger arms into a triangular configuration or detached from the pin whereby the hanger arms can be suspended from the pin in a generally straight-line configuration. The second hanger arm is an articulated arm with segments pivotal between a first folded position when the hanger is collapsed into a compact configuration and a second unfolded position where the first and second sections are in releasably held in longitudinal alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: James R. Wallick
  • Patent number: 7172102
    Abstract: A collapsible garment hanger includes a central support member comprising a supporting hook, a pair of elongate upper members pivotally connected to and extending in opposite directions from the central support member and a lower member pivotally connected between the far ends of the upper members, the lower member comprising a pair of elongate pivotally connected segments which when pivoted at their connecting point displace toward the central support member to provide a stable platform for supporting a garment hanging therefrom and away from the central support member to collapse and release a garment hanging therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventors: Kim A. Lewien, John W. Lewien
  • Patent number: 7097081
    Abstract: Adjustable clothes hanger structure (10, 40) comprising an upper hanging hook (12, 42) fixed to its centre point (14, 44), two symmetrical side arms (16,16?; 46,46?) extending from said centre point (14, 44) and movable means (18,18?; 48,48?; 58,58?) for supporting the garment fixed integrally with sliding elements (22,22?; 52,52?) in cavities (20,20?; 50,50?) provided inside said arms (16,16?; 46,46?). The means of support can be fitted above the arms (16, 16?) for optimal support of sleeve units, or below the arms (46, 46?) for optimal support of garments such as skirts or trousers. The structure permits adjustment of the means of support (18,18?; 48,48?; 58,58?) of the garment to the required width, so that the clothes hanger can be adapted to different garment sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: BENCOM S.r.l.
    Inventor: Ernesto Frassinelli
  • Patent number: 7077300
    Abstract: An adjustable clothes hanger includes a shaft and a plurality of arms slidably positionable therealong. Such a plurality of arms include core sections provided with grooves for receiving the shaft therethrough, respectively. The grooves extend along a length of the arms, thereby making the arms movable between retracted and extended positions for adjusting a length of the hanger. Advantageously, each core section is provided with a closed end portion laterally spaced from the center of the hander for defining a maximum distance along which the plurality of arms can be transferred. The hanger further includes a hook for engaging a support surface so that the hanger can conveniently be maintained at a stable position during operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Gerda W. Di Pietro
  • Patent number: 7036695
    Abstract: A garment hanger is provided for supporting socks or other garments on a conventional display panel having extending display rods. The garment hanger has a planar configuration before folding and includes first and second supports which are spaced by a thin, flexible connector having elongated members which readily bend to allow the supports to sandwich a garment therebetween. A conventional plastic tack is passed through apertures in the supports and through the garment to maintain the garment and hanger together. In the method of affixing the garment to the hanger a catch positioned on the first support moves from a parallel or coplanar position to an angled, erect disposition for convenience in suspending the garment hanger from the display rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventor: Betty F. Frye
  • Patent number: 6964360
    Abstract: A clothes hanger is provided. The clothes hanger includes a first main arm connected with a second main arm. Each main arm forms an adjustment element and a primary track. The clothes hanger also includes first and second adjustable arms each movably and pivotally connected with one respective main arm. Each adjustable arm includes a locator element engageable with a respective adjustment element and a primary sliding member received in each primary track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Casey J. Tubman, David G. Cockrell, Michael A. Dirlam, Dale E. Mueller
  • Patent number: 6722538
    Abstract: An adjustable clothing hanger is a clothes hanger that is adjustable in size. Each side of the hanger has an adjustment mechanism, thus allowing for a variable width. The adjustment mechanism consists of a series of spring loaded pushbuttons (or snap fasteners) on a smaller diameter tube that engages a series of orifices or apertures on a larger diameter tube. It allows for the hanging of larger sized shirts, blouses, jackets, coats and the like without allowing the shoulder sections to sag. The adjustable clothing hanger also provides a swivel joint near the hook of the hanger where it joins the horizontal section. This joint allows the hanger to swivel in the closet and allows the hanger to be at any angle to the closet rod versus the perpendicular manner as required of conventional hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventors: Hayward Autry, Carole Autry
  • Patent number: 6688503
    Abstract: An adjustable garment hanger is provided which includes a body, a pair of fixed arms extending from the body, such that an upper end of each fixed arm includes a guide rail, and a mid-section of each fixed arm includes an indexing track. The adjustable garment hanger also includes a pair of telescoping arms slidingly disposed on the guide rail for each fixed arm, wherein the telescoping arm includes two side walls joined by an upper wall, and a plurality of opposed indexing arms that travel in the indexing track of the fixed arm to retain a position of the telescoping arm relative to the fixed arm. The adjustable garment hanger further includes a stop integral with the fixed arm for limiting the travel of the telescoping arm relative to the fixed arm in a fully extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas Viazanko, Robert Gilling, Thomas Kenny