Foldable Or Telescopic Patents (Class 223/94)
  • Patent number: 11109702
    Abstract: A completely clear hanger that has a thickness that is between about 0.19 and 0.40 inches. By being completely clear, the hanger is adaptable for use with any décor and takes a minimal amount of space in a closet or other storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Ezekiel M. Abraham
  • Patent number: 11051642
    Abstract: A plastic garment hanger having a plastic hook moveable between an upright in-use position for displaying garments and a folded stowage position for reducing the footprint of the hanger during packaging/transportation of pre-hung garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sourcing Solutions International Limited
    Inventor: Leung Ho
  • Patent number: 10786102
    Abstract: A garment hanger with particular ease of use advantage when removing or hanging crew neck or turtleneck type shirts or blouses. The hanger provides an easily manipulated and intuitive mechanism for collapsing the garment support portions of the hanger, thus allowing for simple passage through the narrow neck hole of a garment. The hanger further provides an easily manipulated and intuitive mechanism for returning the folded garment support portions to their extended and supportive positions, which can be done with the hanger enveloped within a garment, thus providing an improved means for hanging some shirts or blouses without the need to feed a hanger up through the bottom opening of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Kyle L. Baltz
  • Patent number: 10531757
    Abstract: A plastic garment hanger having a plastic hook moveable between an upright position for displaying garments and a folded position for reducing the footprint of the hanger during packaging/transportation of pre-hung garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sourcing Solutions International Limited
    Inventor: Leung Ho
  • Patent number: 10383469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a collapsible garment hanger capable of being operated by one hand. The collapsible garment hanger includes one or more hanger arms, wherein a hanger arm comprises an elongated body. Further, the collapsible garment hanger includes one or more locking mechanisms coupled to the one or more hanger arms. A locking mechanism coupled to a hanger arm is configured to remain in one of a locked state and an unlocked state, wherein a weight of one or more of the hanger arm and the locking mechanism is configured to enable the locking mechanism to change between a locked state and an unlocked state in response to a motion of the hanger arm in relation to the locking mechanism. Moreover, the collapsible garment hanger includes a housing structure coupled to the one or more locking mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Simeonov Iliev
  • Patent number: 10285524
    Abstract: A garment hanger includes a garment support structure having first and second arms arranged for supporting the opposed shoulders of a garment. The two arms are rigid and in a fixed relation to each other. A hook unit is included and configured for suspending the hanger from a support structure, and a means or structure is provided for coupling the hook unit to the garment support structure enabling both the first and second arms to rotate in substantially a same plane about a generally horizontal pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: John Michael Merandi
  • Patent number: 9930983
    Abstract: Described is a hat holding device having a pair of arms pivotally secured to a housing such that the arms can pivot towards or apart from one another. The opposing ends of the arms attach to gripping members adapted to support the brims of one or more hats arranged in a stacked configuration. A rectangular loop is disposed around the arms of the hat holding device and is used to maintain the holding device in a closed or open configuration. The arms include exterior ridges therealong and are curved such that they are further apart from one another at the gripping member ends. By sliding the loop along the arms and towards the gripping members, the gripping members are forced together in a closed configuration and the ridges resist movement of the loop once positioned. Further provided is a hook pivotally secured to the housing for hanging the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Rodney Ballard
  • Patent number: 9835289
    Abstract: A display support for supporting objects may comprise at least two elongated support elements connected together and movable between a collapsed storage condition with a relatively reduced overall length and an extended use condition with a relatively increased overall length. At least two hooks may be mounted on the support elements with at least one of the hooks being mounted on each of the support elements such that the hooks are moved toward each other in the collapsed condition and away from each other in the use condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: John A. Gadbois
  • Patent number: 9782031
    Abstract: A hanger can include a unitary bar extending between first and second opposite ends and between top and bottom surfaces. The hanger can also include a suspending member having a shank fixed to the unitary bar. The hanger can also include a first and second series of curved notches respectively disposed at the first and second opposite ends. The hanger can also include a bidirectional notch extending into the unitary bar from the bottom surface at a position between the first and second opposite ends. The bidirectional notch can extend vertically for a first predetermined distance and laterally for a second predetermined distance. An upwardly-facing surface can be defined by the bidirectional notch and is positioned lower than the first and second series of curved notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Steven Sal Debus
  • Patent number: 9414703
    Abstract: A garment hanger that is configured to stack with other hangers and/or move between collapsed and extended configurations. The hanger may include an edge defining a recessed area upon one side of the hanger and a corresponding raised area upon the opposite side of the hanger. Multiple hangers may be stacked with one another by engaging the recessed area of a first hanger with the raised area of a second hanger stacked with the first hanger. The hanger may also include one or more extending portions or arms that pivot or otherwise move between the extended configuration for the hanging of garments thereon and a collapsed configuration for shipment or storage. The one or more extending portions or arms may lock or engage with another portion of the hanger when in the extended configuration or collapsed configuration in order to help the hanger remain in such configuration until otherwise desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Gregg Myles Levine, Guang Yu Gao, Jennie Nigrosh, Rick Siegel
  • Patent number: 9414702
    Abstract: A garment hanger includes a garment support structure having first and second arms arranged for supporting the opposed shoulders of a garment. The two arms are rigid and in a fixed relation to each other. A hook unit is included and configured for suspending the hanger from a support structure, and a means or structure is provided for coupling the hook unit to the garment support structure enabling both the first and second arms to rotate in substantially a same plane about a generally horizontal pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: John Michael Merandi
  • Patent number: 9392898
    Abstract: A folding hanger includes of a pair of arms and a hook. Above-mentioned pair of arms and the hook have a common axis of rotation and each arm of the arms is structured by two parallel boards and an intermediate board connecting the two parallel boards. An angle between the center line of the arm and an edge line, which passes through the common axis of rotation and an edge of the intermediate board, is set between 50 degrees and 80 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CUBE IT LIMITED
    Inventor: Toshihisa Tsukada
  • Patent number: 9380903
    Abstract: A multi-purpose hanger for use in a closet of a residential or business building. The multi-purpose hanger comprises a body and a hook extending from a top end of the body. The body of the multi-purpose hanger having a plurality of appendages extending therefrom or having a plurality of orifices therethrough wherein the orifices are adjacent to one another in a predetermined pattern. The multi-purpose hanger may allow for clothing or other items to be hung on various columns or rows of hooks or orifices which may be positioned for viewing, display, and/or easy storage of the items thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: HANG A BUNCH, LLC
    Inventor: Jeanette Lynn Lewis
  • Patent number: 9345355
    Abstract: A garment hanger attachment having a flexible outer tube element and an inner partial tube element for securely attaching to a garment hanger arm and effectively lengthening and broadening the support area of a garment hanger arm so as to both inhibit crease and pucker formation in a hanged garment and enable the hanger to support larger and heavier garments than it otherwise could.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Jessica del Rosario San Nicolas
  • Patent number: 9295351
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a bendable clothes hanger for hanging clothing. The bendable clothes hanger may have a silicone hanger body, and a substantially flat hook attached to the silicone hanger body. In some embodiments, the hook may have a curved portion and a plate extending from a bottom portion of the curved portion, wherein the plate is positioned within an interior of the silicone hanger body and the curved portion of the hook extends out of the interior of the silicone hanger body through a slot. The silicone hanger body may be configured to bend to be placed within an article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Alyssa Nicole Schaffer
  • Patent number: 9199179
    Abstract: A play set having a device for holding and storing track members is provided. The device includes a body and a hanger portion coupled to a first end of the body. A first arm is rotationally coupled to the body opposite the hanger portion, the first arm having a first fastener. A second arm is rotationally coupled to the body opposite the hanger portion, the second arm having a second fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventor: Stacy Lynn O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9186009
    Abstract: The hanger strap and shoulder covers relates in general to a system for efficiently storing garments on a hanger while allowing for said garments to properly rest upon said hanger such that they do not form bumps, creases, or other wrinkles in general. This is accomplished by securely attaching wide shoulder covers to the shoulder rails of a typical wire, plastic, or other similar hanger. A hanger strap may thereafter be attached to the neck of the hanger. The lower portion of this hanger strap is designed to receive the hook portion of another hanger. This additional hanger may also have wide shoulder forms attached to it. This system may effectively double the space of a typical closet while ensuring that garments retain their proper form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Erik Laibe
  • Patent number: 9179791
    Abstract: The disclosed retractable arms clothes hanger is designed to allow it to be easily inserted into and removed from the neck opening of a tee shirt, pullover, buttoned down shirt, or turtleneck sweater when its arms are retracted in the down position. Once inserted, the turning knob of the retractable arms clothes hanger can be rotated so the arms can be extended into their rigid, upwardly extended position thereby preventing unnecessary garment stretching. By rotating the turning knob of the retractable arms clothes hanger in the opposite direction, the arms of the retractable arms clothes hanger can be retracted back to its down position. The retractable arms clothes hanger with its arms in the down position can be easily and conveniently stored when not in use. The arms of the retractable arms clothes hanger can be fully adjusted to correspond to the proper angle of any type of garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Alan Mark Aspera
  • Patent number: 8899454
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hanger with a foldable/removable hook, of the type that is made up of an arched body and a projecting crook-shaped hook, provided with a base, which allows the removably hooking of said hook on said body, as well as a rotation thereof, with reference to the position of normal use thereof, from vertical to horizontal and vice versa, i.e. from perpendicular to parallel with respect to the arched body. In addition, when said hook is raised, so as to allow the hanger to assume a normal configuration, it has the same mechanical resistance of a common hanger with fixed hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mainetti S.p.A
    Inventor: Mario Mainetti
  • Patent number: 8814013
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a hanger. The hanger comprises a supporting base, a hooking member, a pair of hanging members and a locking member. The hooking member is operably linked to the supporting base. The pair of hanging members are pivotally mounted to the supporting base and rotatable relative to the supporting base between an expandable mode and a retracted mode. The locking member is operably coupled to the pair of hanging members. The locking member can be locked or unlocked, wherein the pair of hanging members are in the expanded mode when the locking member is locked, and are allowed to be in the retracted mode when the locking member is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Flexhanger, LLC
    Inventor: Camille Carvalho Monteiro De Almeida Levi
  • Patent number: 8770452
    Abstract: An expandable clothes hanger to hang, display, store, or transport an article of clothing with minimal creasing. The expandable clothes hanger has a hook extending upward from a bar element that supports an upper portion of an article of clothing draped thereon. Downward extending elements extend downward from the bar element and cross each other at at least a single point. Raising the crossing point along the downward extending elements causes the lower portion of the downward extending elements to extend outward, pulling taut the lower portion of draped article of clothing. Lowering the crossing point along the downward extending elements causes the lower portion of the downward extending elements to be pulled together, allowing for more compact storage of the expandable clothes hanger or for easier placement or removal of draped articles of clothing. The downward extending elements can also be configured as an attachment to a conventional hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Steven T. Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 8540087
    Abstract: A hanger device includes a bracket; a first hanger arm having a top surface, wherein the top surface of the first hanger arm includes at least one notch, and wherein the first hanger arm is connected to the bracket via a first hinge; and a second hanger arm having a top surface, wherein the top surface of the second hanger arm comprises at least one notch, and wherein the second hanger arm is connected to the first hanger arm via a second hinge. The hanger arms may also include at least one eyelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Dean A. Skaer
  • Patent number: 8523026
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for hanging a garment are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a first arm with a first end portion and a second end portion and a second arm with a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion of the first arm includes a hook configured to be disposed over a closet rod. The second arm is rotatably coupled to the first arm between a first expanded configuration and a second collapsed configuration. The first end portion of the second arm is configured to selectively engage the closet rod and hold the hanger in the expanded configuration. The second portion of the first arm and the second portion of the second arm are collectively configured to hang a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Quirky Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Howard Tseng, Gareth Brown, John Thomas Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 8517232
    Abstract: A collapsible garment hanger having a male arm with an integral hinge mechanism mounted onto a partial disc, and a female arm having a hanger hook. The female arm and the male arm are joined at the integral hinge mechanism. The female arm comprises lateral walls to define a channel. The channel is shaped to cooperatively receive the partial disc. The female arm comprises female parts to receive the integral hinge mechanism. The channel receives the partial disk when the male arm and the female arm are in an extended position. The male arm further has an integral connection and a latch. The latch has a first set of teeth, and the female arm further has a second set of teeth. The first set of teeth engages the second set of teeth when the male arm and the female arm are in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Swissrael, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Stuart Geltzer, Caesar Earle Ciaglia
  • 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: 8430283
    Abstract: A T-shirts hanger is provided, comprising a hook member, an inverse V-shaped flexible member, and a pair of shoulder members. The inverse V-shaped flexible member comprises two legs and a cusp portion, and the legs are spread so as to have an inverse V shape without pressure and the legs are closed substantially under a pressure larger than a predetermined magnitude for putting the legs together. The two legs are closed under the pressure larger than the predetermined magnitude so as to be inserted into and retrieved from a neck hole of the T-shirts without stretching the neck hole of the T-shirts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Julian Jaeyoon Chung
  • Patent number: 8413860
    Abstract: A hanger assembly allows a user to hang a pullover garment from its top and remove the pullover garment quickly and easily without damaging it. The hanger assembly includes a rigid handle to which is joined an elongated flexible holder. The rigid handle has a hook portion and a holder carrier portion including first and second opposed coupling members. The flexible holder is operationally coupled for slidable engagement with the first and second coupling members to allow the flexible holder to transition between a lengthwise compressed state and a partly relaxed state to hang the garment and between the partly relaxed state and a break free state to remove the garment without stretching its neck opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Mehdi Mojtabavi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8235261
    Abstract: A foldable coat hanger, which is constructed to be easily folded and unfolded as desired, so that the volume thereof can be reduced as desired and the space-related problem occurring in the use of the conventional hangers can be solved. Further, the size of the coat hanger can be stepwisely adjusted between a plurality of size stages, so that the size of the coat hanger can be appropriately adjusted according to the size of a garment, thus efficiently fitting garments having different sizes and efficiently hanging and protecting the garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: T&P Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Jae Park, Seung Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8186547
    Abstract: An adjustable width hanger having a main body defining a central neck, and two shoulders of a generally hollow three sided inverted channel shape of thermoplastic material, a plurality of locking seats formed in each of the shoulders, respective extension arms of hollow inverted channel shape formed of thermoplastic material, joint portions formed on the arms dimensioned to be received in the shoulders, locking tabs on the joint portions adapted to interlock with the locking seats in the shoulders, flexible hinges joining said locking tabs to the joint portions, and finger abutments on the locking tabs whereby they may be engaged by a finger and swung between locked and unlocked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Richard P Morawietz
  • Patent number: 8177106
    Abstract: An adjustable garment hanger including an overhead suspension element and a pair of hanger arms extending outwardly from a central housing. Arm inclination is adjustable relative to fabric being supported so as to minimize wrinkling deformation. Arms may collapse immediately downwardly on pivots to a generally vertical mode releasing the garment via its neckline opening. A central, flexible spring element includes ledges latching arms in a first, garment supporting position. When the spring element is driven upwardly or downwardly by twisting the suspension element in a mutually threaded boss, the ledges slightly adjust the arms upward or downward. Quick release tabs may be provided at an upper end of the spring element such that, when manually pressed, the ledges instantly withdraw allowing the arms to collapse and release the garment. With garment weight removed, springs attached to the arms act to bias their return to garment supporting position each collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: John S. Betts
  • Publication number: 20120080460
    Abstract: An expandable clothes hanger. The hanger includes a first and second fixed arm attached to a hanging hook. A first telescoping arm selectively extends from the first fixed arm, while a second telescoping arm extends from the second fixed arm. A fixed pants bar connects the free ends of the first and second fixed arms. A telescoping pants bar connects the free ends of the first and second telescoping arms. Soft shoulder pads are preferably attached to the free end of each of the telescoping arms. A detent mechanism is preferably provided so that the hanger will stay in a state of expansion set by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: ROGER NANCE, JR.
  • Patent number: 8146784
    Abstract: A garment display device has first and second support arms connected to a base and operable to support a portion of a garment. Each support arm has a plurality of links interconnected by link pivot joints which provide for relative angular movement between adjoined links parallel to a common plane. Each link has a socket and a disk and has a flange disposed between the socket and disk for supporting a portion of the garment spanning between adjacent links. The flange overlaps a free end of the socket of the adjoining link to provide a smooth and aesthetic support for the garment over a range of positions of the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Patricia D. Calanca, Paul L. Aston
  • Publication number: 20110315723
    Abstract: Described herein is a collapsible hanger. The collapsible hanger typically has a hook disposed on a top portion of a deployment rod. A deployment hub is slideably coupled to the deployment rod and is configured to move the collapsible hanger from an extended state to a contracted state. A first hanger arm and a second hanger arm are pivotably coupled to a first flange and a second flange respectively. The collapsible hanger also includes a first deployment link and a second deployment link. A proximal end of the first deployment link is pivotably coupled to a distal end of the deployment rod and a distal end of the first deployment link is pivotably coupled to the first hanger arm. Additionally, hanger arm extenders that are slidably coupled to the hanger arms adapted to extend and retract the total length of the arm members can be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Casey McClellan
  • Publication number: 20110297708
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a simple and cheap collapsible cloth hanger. According to one embodiment of the current invention the hanger consists of a hook attached to two arms that movably cross each other, thereby forming an X-configuration. By pressing the uppermost ends of the cross together the lowermost ends that form the hanger arms will move closer to each other, thereby forming a narrow assembly that can be inserted through a small neck hole. By releasing hold of the upper ends, the arms of the hanger are back to the original width and the cloth is supported by the lower ends of the arms. According to another preferred embodiment the invention works without the X-configuration and two movable arms are embedded through a pivot in a fixed structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Jean-Marcel Ribaut
  • 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: 20110233240
    Abstract: An adjustable width hanger having a main body defining a central neck, and two shoulders of a generally hollow three sided inverted channel shape of thermoplastic material, a plurality of locking seats formed in each of the shoulders, respective extension arms of hollow inverted channel shape formed of thermoplastic material, joint portions formed on the arms dimensioned to be received in the shoulders, locking tabs on the joint portions adapted to interlock with the locking seats in the shoulders, flexible hinges joining said locking tabs to the joint portions, and finger abutments on the locking tabs whereby they may be engaged by a finger and swung between locked and unlocked positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Richard P. Morawietz
  • Publication number: 20110220694
    Abstract: An extendable clothes hanger includes a base and two symmetric brace members. The base includes a hanging hook and has front and rear surfaces that are recessed to form channels extending in an inclined manner from opposite ends of the base toward a central portion and each having an inner face that defines a plurality of spaced positioning holes. Each brace member includes an elongate member that is bent to form two symmetric bars connected at one end that is curved downward slightly and having opposite ends bent inward to form barbs. The brace members are received in the channels with the barbs selectively and detachably received in the positioning holes. The brace members are extendible out of and/or retractable into the channels to adjust a distance between each brace member and the base so as to realize adjustment of length of the hanger for hanging clothes of various sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: PEI-CHUAN MA
  • Publication number: 20110220693
    Abstract: An extendable clothes hanger includes a base and two symmetric brace members. The base includes a hanging hook and an outer surface forming successive corrugation to serve as a skidding prevention structure. The base forms therein an elongate channel. Each brace member includes a bar, which has an end extending through a stop plate and is fixed to a curved end claw that is rotatable to be set at different angular position and an opposite end movably received in the channel of the base. The stop plate is then mounted to an end of the base to thereby complete the hanger. The bars of the brace members are extendible out of and/or retractable into the channel of the base to adjust a distance between the base and each end claw so as to realize adjustment of length of the hanger for hanging clothes of various sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: PEI-CHUAN MA
  • Publication number: 20110121041
    Abstract: An adjustable clothes hanger assembly is provided. The adjustable clothes hanger assembly has a substantially rigid frame with a pair of slanted rail segments that are in transverse relation to one another. The assembly also has a pair of shoulder segments, each shoulder segment slidably disposed on a corresponding rail segment. Each shoulder segment is slidable on the corresponding rail segment between a collapsed position and an at least partially extended position, providing adjustable hanger width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Thane International, Inc.
    Inventor: Sladjana Tukulj-Popovic
  • Publication number: 20110073626
    Abstract: An extendible garment hanger for clothing items having shoulders of differing widths. 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 shoulder supports. The extension arms each have a proximal end with an upright finger tab 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 by moving the finger tabs such that the end supports fit the width of the clothing item. The garment hanger can include a clothing support that interconnects the shoulder supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Chad L. Sokol
  • Publication number: 20100294815
    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: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: CHERYL CAREY
  • Patent number: 7837074
    Abstract: A garment hanger with a hook that pivots between a substantially vertical position and a substantially horizontal position. The body of the hanger having detents for securing the hook in either the vertical or horizontal position. The hook capable of being alternately attached and detached from the body of the hanger. The hook additionally capable of being rotated along a substantially vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: Richard R. Rude, Stanley Austin
  • Patent number: 7828179
    Abstract: A collapsible garment hanger comprising a central portion and two garment supporting members, where the central portion has a casing, enclosing a u-shaped top member engaging and operating the garment supporting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Roberto Sprovieri
  • 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: 7694859
    Abstract: A collapsible hanger used for garments having a hanger hook with a pair of oppositely disposed support arms pivotally secured thereto. Deployment control cable straps extend from the respective arms for folding and use deployment of the hanger arms via a central slidably disposed lock and release knob on a central support shaft in the preferred form of the embodiment. An alternate form is also available which shows an automatic spring-urged deployment system in which the hanger arms are retracted under spring tension and then released via an access button into full horizontally disposed use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Lance Whittaker
  • Publication number: 20100059557
    Abstract: Perfect Shirt Hanger is a premium-quality, hook-topped collapsible shirt hanger, manufactured in injection-molded thermoplastic or wood having the collapsible shoulder and upper-arm portions contoured and shaped to provide a crease-free hang for the shirt or other garment, and is flared somewhat to further preserve the garment's natural shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Artan Temali, Enkeleta Temali