Hook Type Patents (Class 248/215)
  • Patent number: 10576864
    Abstract: A cart is disclosed for carrying a gas bottle. The cart includes a wheeled frame and a bottle support platform. The support platform is configured to pivot between a loading position in which a gas bottle may be loaded and/or unloaded from the bottle support platform and a cradle position in which the gas bottle and the bottle support platform are elevated. A bottle rest may support the bottle when the bottle support platform is in the cradle position. A bottle support spine may also, or alternatively, support the bottle during transportation and act as a lever for pivoting the bottle support platform between the loading position and the cradle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: David Paul Marcusen, Nicholas James Dessart, Daniel James Helein
  • Patent number: 10527201
    Abstract: Proposed is a cable anchor for mounting a cable to a sheet. The cable anchor includes a first clamp portion to be mounted on a first side of the sheet and a second clamp portion to be mounted on the second side of the sheet, opposite to the first side. The first clamp portion and second clamp portion co-operate to retain a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Alexander Smit, Gerrit Jan Hillen
  • Patent number: 10513283
    Abstract: A motorized kayak cart is provided. The cart has a frame for supporting the hull of a kayak, a motor that drives two opposing wheels mounted on the frame, and stabilizing bars that contact a ground surface on which the cart rests and slides along the ground surface in order to maintain the cart in an upright position when the cart is in motion so that the cart does not tip over when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: 10477776
    Abstract: An over-the-door hanger for clamping to a top of a door. Opposing wings are spring biased to a base plate. The base plate is located adjacent the outside surface of the door, and includes a hook hanging downwardly from the base plate. The wings span the top edge of the door and have downturned ends. During installation, the downturned ends of each wing are moved against the spring tension so as to be lowered over the top edge of the door in an orientation where the base plate is located on the outside of the door and the downturned ends are located on the inside of the door. The hanger is thus clamped to the top of the door under the spring tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffery J. Kacines
  • Patent number: 10363184
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes an upper frame that is movable to raise and lower relative to a base frame frame. A mattress support deck is coupled to the upper frame and includes a foot deck section. The foot deck section is movable with respect to the rest of the mattress support deck to raise and lower. A drainage bag support is coupled to the foot deck section and is configured to support a drainage bag. Control circuitry controls movement of the upper frame and the foot deck section. The control circuitry has a lockout mode to limit the movement of the upper frame and foot deck section to prevent the drainage bag from touching a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Richard J. Schuman, Daniel McCoy
  • Patent number: 10299614
    Abstract: A door hook includes a top member, a back member, a front member, a hook and a leg. The back member is attached to the first end of the top member and the front member is attached to the opposite end of the top member. The leg and hook are also attached to the front member. The leg extends below the hook. A resilient foot is attached to the leg such that the resilient foot is below the hook. The front member is configured to flex into a generally convex shape after a downward force acts on the hook and the resilient foot is configured to flex after the downward force is exerted on the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: William E. Adams
  • Patent number: 10239549
    Abstract: A tool holding device for a wheelbarrow comprises an oblong handle channel with a longitudinal trough in which a substantial length of the tool handle is seated within multiple locking collars. Each of the locking collars comprise a u-shaped collar trough subtended by a deformable collar strip. When the tool handle is inserted into the channel trough, the collar strips wrap around the handle and cradle it tightly within the trough. The handle channel is connected through a channel flange to one of the sides or the back of the wheelbarrow tub either integrally or by attachment means in the channel flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Tris Tristram
  • Patent number: 10149565
    Abstract: Method and systems are provided for a reconfigurable hanger for holding or hanging objects. In one example of the reconfigurable hanger, two portions that may be angled relative to one another may be connected by a hinge that provides a stopping point when the two portions form an obtuse angle relative to one another. The first portion may include a flexible pad to provide friction when in contact with a supporting surface and a hooked end may be arranged on the second portion to prevent an object from sliding off the reconfigurable hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Sonal Dave, Stacy Hamm
  • Patent number: 10145400
    Abstract: A clip configured to releasably secure opposing halves of a fiberglass shroud surroundably mounted to a cellular tower. The clip includes a first tube member and a second tube member wherein the second tube member has a diameter that is less than that of the first tube member. The second tube member is slidably coupled with the first tube member wherein the second tube member is partially disposed within the interior volume of the first tuber member. A first post and a second post are distally mounted and each have a portion extending into the first tube member and second tube member respectively. A spring is present within the interior volume of the first tube member and second tube member and is operably coupled to the first post and second post. The first post and second post have angular portions configured to help maintenance of the clip's position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Jerry Keith
  • Patent number: 10123645
    Abstract: Described is a hanger device and key holder. The key holder is coupled to the hanger device and includes a key ring for holding keys. The hanger device is configured for office use by coupling to the top of an office divider wall. The hanger device is both a coat hanger for hanging apparel and a key holder for holding keys. The hanger device has several common office use electronic devices integrated into the hanger device, such as a laser pointer, a remote access device, and a portable memory device. The hanger device has a battery to feed the included electronic devices and a display to provide data and information related to the electronic devices. The hanger device provides functions needed by office workers and helps keep items used by office workers from getting lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 9808389
    Abstract: A system for a scent mount. The scent mount has a table mount which couples to a table, such as a massage table. The table mount is coupled to a vertical coupler which has a horizontal portion and a vertical portion. The vertical portion of the vertical coupler is further coupled to a scent coupler. The scent coupler is coupled to a scent mount. The scent mount can house scents such as oils. The scent mount can be adjusted in many directions to position the scent mount in any desired location for optimal efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Shannon R Allen, Magdiel I Allen
  • Patent number: 9661207
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide for a front-pivot, pan-tilt-zoom camera designed to fit into an opening formed in a chain-link fence to enable video recording and photography of activities through the narrow opening in the fence. In some embodiments, the camera can be mounted to the chain-link fence and allow remote operation of the motorized pan and tilt control as well as zoom, focus, exposure and other common camera features. The pan and tilt mechanism pivots the imaging device in the camera around an axis of rotation in front of the imaging device which allows the field of view of the imaging device to be changed while remaining inserted into the fence opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Craig Lytle
  • Patent number: 9629310
    Abstract: A combine harvester (10) comprising axial separating apparatus (24, 5) is provided. The axial separating apparatus comprises at least one rotor (28) mounted for rotation in a rotor cage (30) and is arranged to convey crop material in a spiral path from a front end to a rear end. The rotors (28) may also serve to thresh the crop material before separation. The rotor cage (30) includes a grate (34) for allowing separated grain to fall there through under gravity. Two return conveyors (42, 44) are positioned below the grate (34), one behind the other. A first return conveyor (42) disposed under a front portion of the separating apparatus is arranged to catch a portion of said separated grain and convey the caught grain forwardly to a first front edge (46) from where the grain falls under gravity onto a first region of an underlying grain pan (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: AGCO A/S
    Inventor: Morten Leth Bilde
  • Patent number: 9566994
    Abstract: A shopping-cart hook includes a substantially-cylindrical housing formed of a plurality of spaced, C-shaped collars that are dimensioned to tightly encompass a shopping cart handle. Between each adjacent pair of collars is a hinged, C-shaped hanger that is deployable to a substantially-vertical position for suspending a personal item. A distal end of each hanger is configured to neatly and seamlessly conform to a rib disposed between adjacent collars when the hanger is in a raised position. Therefore, when the hangers are raised, the housing assumes a unitary, cylindrical configuration that aesthetically blends with the shopping-cart handle, and which is easily transported or stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Yvette B Leslie
  • Patent number: 9528751
    Abstract: A structure includes an upstanding wall that has a first surface that is located at the exterior of the upstanding wall and a second surface that is located at the interior of the upstanding wall. A free edge of the upstanding wall joins the first surface and the second surface of the upstanding wall. A storage assembly is supported at the free edge of the upstanding wall. The storage assembly includes at least one of a first storage unit that is located at the exterior surface of the upstanding wall and a second storage unit that is located at the interior surface of the upstanding wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Lynn Sexton, Jason Lee Purucker
  • Patent number: 9229495
    Abstract: A support retaining structure for interface card includes a support frame, a hook and positioning structure, an active hook, and a fixing member, wherein the support frame, the hook and positioning structure, the active hook, and the fixing member are cooperated to each other in order to make the support and fixing structure be suitable for interface card with different dimensions, and the hook and positioning structure is able to easily disassembly from the support frame and assembly to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Ching Kuo
  • Patent number: 9211023
    Abstract: A garment hanging system for safely hanging a long garment from a structure such as a door without the garment coming into contact with the floor or the surface of the door. The garment hanging system generally includes a bracket, a mounting portion extending from a first end of the bracket and an extension member extending from a second end of the bracket. The mounting portion extends downwardly from the bracket and includes a hook for holding a garment or accessory. The extension member extends upwardly and diagonally from the bracket such that any garment stored on a hook thereof will not contact the ground. An adjustment member may be positioned within the bracket to alter its effective width to match a wide range of doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: David P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 9119909
    Abstract: An IV holder includes a base for supporting the IV holder on a floor. A first end of a post extends from the base and a distal second end area of the post has an IV bag hook. The IV bag hook is positioned substantially over a center of gravity of the IV holder when the base is positioned on the floor. The post has an offset area so that the post doesn't interfere with an IV bag suspended from the IV bag hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Brian P. DiVito
  • Publication number: 20150102190
    Abstract: A hanger for displaying floor mats includes a main body portion and at least one post extending from the main body portion for receiving at least one floor mat. The hanger further includes a locking member hingedly coupled with the body portion and selectively movable between a first configuration disengaged from the post, and a second configuration engaging the post to capture a floor mat supported on the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: John J. Fiumefreddo, Alexandria R. Hill, Kenneth A. Gross
  • Patent number: 9004433
    Abstract: A folding support device and methods for constructing and using the same are provided by the present invention. A foldable support member contains a series of hinge sections and support and stress limiting members. Construction is provided enabling the device to safely collapse and stow while traveling, but to unfold and provide a gripping tension on both a support member and a support device in a reliable manner. Force analysis is provided securing the item in an upright way via a force transfer generated by the supported weight itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: John A. Krieger
  • Publication number: 20150097097
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a hook arrangement device for hanging items along a rack or bar comprising: (1) a body portion adapted to securely attach to the rack or bar wherein the body portion is locked into a position along the rack or bar; and (2) at least one hook portion having at least one first segment extending substantially vertically downward from the bottom section of the body portion and having at least one second segment extending outwardly to receive hanging items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Sean M. Early
  • Patent number: 8950553
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safety bar having a resiliently flexible neck connecting a shaft to a head. The head includes a surface connected to at least one pair of spaced apart opposing legs. The surface and the spaced apart opposing legs define a passage and a channel intermediate the surface and the passage. Also disclosed is a method of making such a safety bar. The safety bar can be installed in a reach lift truck for protecting an operator of the reach lift truck from injury due to accidental impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lakeport Metalcraft and Welding
    Inventor: Roland Stefan Nopper
  • Patent number: 8939414
    Abstract: A flat panel display installation and method employ a wall bracket assembly for installing a flat panel display on, and at a spacing away from, a support wall. A background member is connected to the wall bracket assembly and is located behind the flat panel display in the spacing. The background member extends past an outer periphery of the flat panel display to be visible as an ornamental backdrop against which the flat panel display is viewable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony Richard Manno
  • Patent number: 8919706
    Abstract: A gas distribution mounting bracket for gas grills that simultaneously secures a gas distribution manifold to the fire box and support frame of the gas grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Inventors: J. Michael Alden, Paul Robert Behnke
  • Patent number: 8908137
    Abstract: A positioning hook of an optical film of a backlight module, wherein the backlight module has a frame, and the optical film is disposed on an inner side of the frame. The positioning hook includes a first hook portion and a second hook portion corresponding with each other. The first hook portion is disposed at a first end of the positioning hook for penetrating through and hooking on an edge of the optical film. The second hook portion is disposed at a second end of the positioning hook opposite to the first end for hooking on an edge of the frame, so that the optical film is disposed and fixed in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gang Yu
  • Publication number: 20140319297
    Abstract: An aerial-lift-platform accessory (10) comprising a container (30) for holding items, a hanger (40) for hanging the container (30) on an upper safety rail (25), and a brace (50). The brace (50) is convertible between a bracing condition whereat its arm (51) braces the container (30) against a lower safety rail (26) and a carrying condition whereat its arm (51) is stowed close to the contour of the container (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Michael E. Keschock
  • Patent number: 8777023
    Abstract: A hanger for hanging of garlands and the like around a doorway can be removably placed within a doorway, where it is secured by pressure and friction, thereby avoiding any damage to the door or door frame. The hanger includes outward extensions that extend outward of the door frame to permit hanging of garlands and the like on either side of the doorway. The hanger may also include one or more central extensions for supporting the garlands or the like centrally above the doorway so that the garland or the like does not hang downward too much, thus keeping the doorway clear. The hanger can also be a part of the decoration around the doorway. Various configurations of the hanger may fit different widths of door frames, including a wide range of door frame widths, and features of the hanger provide additional flexibility for different door configurations including sidelights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Treekeeper, LLC
    Inventors: Jared Hendricks, Erik Bornemeier
  • Patent number: 8678327
    Abstract: A trash bag securing device has a rotatable member and a stationary member. The stationary member is attached to the trash receptacle. The rotatable member has a first bag securing means which may include a bag containment area. The stationary member includes a second bag securing means which may include a point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: David McMiller, Michael M. Potempa, Brian S. Potempa
  • Patent number: 8640906
    Abstract: A multipurpose cooking stove container is described having a cavity for storing items such as cleaning products and hand sanitizer. The cooking stove container may further comprise a paper towel support and mounting bracket for attachment to a cooking stove or side shelf of a cooking stove. The cooking stove container may also be configured to be resistant to environmental elements such as rain, wind, dust, pollen and the like. A tray portion may be used for storing items and a removable cup may be inserted into the tray for more secure storage of smaller items. The cooking stove container may in one embodiment comprise a front and back member that are attached about a pivot. The front member may pivot to allow access to the inside cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cathal Patrick Gordon
    Inventors: Cathal Patrick Gordon, David Dean McClanahan
  • Publication number: 20140008503
    Abstract: A painting accessory support for use with a paint bucket having a handle and a ladder having a rail is disclosed. The painting accessory support includes a hook and a finger loop. The hook is sized to receive the rail of the ladder and includes a first end and a second end. The finger loop is attached to the hook between the first end and the second end. The finger loop is sized to receive a user's finger during movement of the painting accessory support from one location to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel A. Sweeney, David C. May, Maria P. Costello
  • Patent number: 8602365
    Abstract: A hanger is described for hanging an object from a generally vertical support rod. In one embodiment, the hanger comprises a hanger body, at least two hooks on the hanger body for receiving the support rod, and a gap between the at least two hooks for receiving a nut threaded on the support rod when the support rod is received in the at least two hooks. In another embodiment, the hanger comprises a hanger body, a first set of one or more hooks on the hanger body for receiving the support rod, and a second set of one or more hooks on the hanger body for receiving a portion of the object. In another embodiment, the hanger comprises a hanger body, a first set of one or more hooks on the hanger body defining a first hook-defined recess, and a second set of one or more hooks on the hanger body defining a second hook-defined recess. The first and second hook-defined recesses have different transverse dimensions for receiving support rods having respective first and second different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Bruce Alan Neace
  • Patent number: 8602370
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for attaching an accessory to a hanger holder for holding at least one hanger. The hanger holder has a frame and first and second hanger supports extending from spaced points on the frame. The apparatus includes a first arrangement having a top portion for receiving an end of the accessory, and a second arrangement, arranged adjacent and parallel to the first arrangement, for receiving a section of the frame of the hanger holder in a lengthwise opening. A device is provided for attaching an accessory to a hanger holder. The device includes a first receiving element adapted to receive a first end of the accessory, and a second receiving element arranged adjacent and parallel to the first receiving element and adapted to receive in a lengthwise opening a section of a frame of the hanger holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Martha McKenzie
  • Patent number: 8453984
    Abstract: The instrument stand, which supports an instrument on a wire rack or similar surface, includes a body, a biasing element and a hook member. The stand is capable of connecting to an instrument, and the biasing element, preferably formed by at least two legs, is also connected to the body, wherein when contacting a surface the legs bias the body in a direction opposite the surface. The hook member connects to one of either a leg or the body, such that the hook member is capable of engaging the surface to thereby oppose the bias by the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Jim Best, Todd Brunner, Marco Perry
  • Publication number: 20130112721
    Abstract: A friction reducing element for a hanging device includes a roller configured for positioning on an upper portion of a hook and a tubular elastomeric sleeve stretch-fitted over an outer surface of the roller. The roller is provided with a contoured outer surface and the sleeve is made from a thermoset elastomer such that the friction reducing element facilitates positioning of the hanging device, along a clothing rod. Use of the thermoset elastomer also prevents premature development of areas of deformation on the friction reducing element over time. The friction reducing element may be assembled into an upper portion of a hook for a clothes hanger, or other similar hanging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Mark A. Presser
  • Patent number: 8398316
    Abstract: A security camera assembly has a bracket, a housing, and a camera. The bracket includes a top plate having a front end and a back end, a front leg extending from the front end of the top plate in a first direction generally perpendicular to the top plate, and a back leg extending from the back end of the top plate generally in the first direction. A housing is connected to the front leg of the bracket, the housing and the front leg of the bracket defining therebetween a camera receiving space. A camera is disposed in the camera receiving space. A method for mounting the security camera assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Alarmforce Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Iwan Mota, Joel Matlin, Jon Carver, Kimberlee Hayashi, Tark Abed
  • Patent number: 8381374
    Abstract: A shower curtain fastener includes a body portion adapted to couple to a shower curtain rod and a shower curtain. A hook portion formed integrally with the body portion includes a first segment extending substantially vertically downward from the bottom section of the body portion and a second segment extending outwardly to receive items apart from the shower curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Town & Country Linen Corp.
    Inventors: Lou Henry, James Kwon
  • Patent number: 8376297
    Abstract: Units or hook assemblies arranged and configured to adequately capture and hold personal items which have some type of handle, rope, strap or the like. Preferred embodiments include a mounting plate for attachment to a restroom stall wall, door or the like. The mounting plate includes an upper end and a lower end. Preferred embodiments further include a first and second hook elements extending outwardly from the mounting plate. Preferred embodiments are arranged and configured to hinder theft of personal items stored on the hook from an over the stall door or wall attempt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas J. Portz
  • Patent number: 8371546
    Abstract: A purse hanger for hanging a purse from a flat surface has a rigid interface member defining a substantially planar interface area that is co-planar with the flat surface during use. A rigid arm has a proximal end swivelably coupled with the rigid interface member and a distal end, which, in use, is oriented by gravity to a position vertically beneath the planar interface area. A flexible member has a first end coupled to the distal end of the rigid arm, and a second end coupled to a purse engagement member such as a rigid loop securing the purse strap. The flexible member allows the rigid interface member to be stored in the purse while the purse engagement member remains secured to the purse strap. The rigid interface member can have a storage cavity for storing personal items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Shelly Lenna Bauerly
  • Publication number: 20120325992
    Abstract: An aerial-lift-platform accessory (10) comprising a container (30) for holding items, a hanger (40) for hanging the container (30) on an upper safety rail (25), and a brace (50). The brace (50) is convertible between a bracing condition whereat its arm (51) braces the container (30) against a lower safety rail (26) and a carrying condition whereat its arm (51) is stowed close to the contour of the container (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Michael E. Keshock
  • Patent number: 8308116
    Abstract: A hanger assembly has a rail having a front portion, a back portion, and a rail opening therethrough. The rail opening has a shape having a larger diameter at the back portion and a smaller diameter at the front portion. A plug conforms to the shape of the opening, has a plug opening therein and a lip disposed upon an internal surface thereof. The lip engages a hook having an extension for insertion into the plug opening and engaging the lip within the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: James Daniels
  • Patent number: 8302926
    Abstract: A slip-on hook, having a hook portion and a body portion connected to the hook portion, is provided. The slip-on hook releasably retains an elongated material of an article. The hook portion of the slip-on hook engages a supporting bar for hanging the article for illustration purposes. The body portion of the slip-on hook engages the elongated material of the article. The body portion has an upper flange, an opposite lower flange, and a connecting web partially connecting the upper flange and the lower flange in the middle of the flanges. Spaces are provided between the upper flange and the lower flange at either side of the connecting web for receiving the elongated material of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley F. Gouldson
  • Publication number: 20120272507
    Abstract: A wall anchor is specially designed for mounting wire shelving systems to a wall. The wall anchor includes a threaded end to thread into the wall. The wall anchor is equipped with a clip that locks the shelving in place. Once the wall anchor is secured into the wall, wire shelving can snap in place in the clip. The wall anchor is made as a single piece, thereby providing quick and easy installation of wire shelving as compared with conventional two-piece designs. With the wall anchor, no hole preparation is necessary, the wall anchor has a tip that pre-drills its own small, precise hole in the wall, allowing the wall anchor to be used with gypsum wallboard, replacing plastic plugs and toggles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Frank J. Dare
  • Patent number: 8286835
    Abstract: A product dispenser assembly including a product dispenser, a mounting member, and a connector. The connector includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a receiving member configured and arranged to operatively connect the product dispenser thereto. The second portion includes a connecting member configured and arranged to operatively connect the mounting member thereto. The first and second portions are rotatably operatively connected to position the receiving member and the connecting member in different positions relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Morey, Brian Philip Carlson, Jay Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 8262040
    Abstract: A sway bar storage bracket for storing a sway bar usable on an equalizer trailer hitch system between a trailer and a towing vehicle is provided. The trailer hitch system has equalizer hardware. The sway bar storage bracket comprises an elongated middle section having a first end and a second end, a first extension section having a first end and a second end with the first end of the first extension section being connected to the first end of the middle section, a second extension section having a first end and a second end with the first end of the second extension section being connected to the second end of the middle section, a first member having a first end and a second end with the first end of the first member being connected to the first end of the first extension section, and a second member having a first end and a second end with the first end of the second member being connected to the second end of the second extension section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: William Haucke
  • Patent number: 8251331
    Abstract: A fence hanger apparatus is generally comprised of two vertical hanging support brackets. The two vertical hanging support brackets each have an upper portion terminating in a U-shaped hook for hanging the apparatus over the top rail of a fence, and a lower portion. A vertical member has an upper end and a lower end and is positioned approximately midway between the two vertical hanging support brackets and is substantially parallel to the upper portions of the two vertical hanging brackets. The upper end of the vertical member extends substantially to the same height as the U-shaped hooks. The vertical member has a front face, a rear face and two side faces. The front face of the vertical member is provided with means for attaching hanging members. A U-shaped latch is pivotally mounted to the lower end of the vertical member for attaching the apparatus to a vertical post of a fence. The lower portions of the two hanging support brackets are secured to the lower end of the vertical member with securing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Robert B Fowler
  • Patent number: 8172188
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to an adjustable bracket assembly for mounting to a vehicle. The bracket assembly comprises an integral planar attachment portion, at least one integral mounting portion separate from the planar attachment portion, at least one integral locking portion separate from the attachment portion and at least one integral keeper. The integral planar attachment portion includes a reception portion, wherein at least one of the planar attachment portion and reception portion include at least one slot. The at least one integral attachment mounting portion includes an engaging portion and a mating portion that engages the reception portion, wherein at least the engaging portion is substantially parallel to the planar attachment portion when engaged. The engaging portion includes a receiving portion having diameter “drc” and a radius portion in fluid communication with the receiving portion, the radius portion having diameter “drd”, wherein drc>drd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Yuriy Dubinskiy, Alexander Gorokhovsky
  • Publication number: 20110290966
    Abstract: A curtain hanging device that works as usual when the curtain is used without problems and that can prevent an accident from happening when the curtain is accidentally tangled around the neck of a person is disclosed. Curtain Hanging Device 1 of the invention comprises Coupler 2 for suspending Curtain A from a curtain rail, wherein Coupler 2 has a catch for hanging from the rail, or Coupler 2 itself forms the catch, and wherein the catch deforms to release Curtain A from the rail when an extra load is applied to Curtain A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Harunori OTA
  • Patent number: 8026462
    Abstract: A fastening element for attaching a part such as a cooking hob to a supporting element, such as a frame supporting/surrounding the cooking hob, can include a spring secured to the supporting element. In one implementation, the fastening element can be secured by engaging a locking element of the spring into a first recess in the supporting element. In the mounted state, the spring has at its free end a gripping portion for holding the part, and the spring being embodied, as an element which is bent in a leaf-shaped manner. For ease in mounting the spring, the spring can have at the other end a width-reduced end that can penetrate a second slit-shaped recess in the supporting element. The width-reduced end and the slit-shaped recess are narrower than the region of the spring that is bent in a leaf-shaped manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Reiner Arnold, Alwin Neukamm
  • Patent number: 8002225
    Abstract: A novel device for hanging a stroller on a door or wall particularly in apartments. The invention includes a hanging bracket which fits over a door at its upper end having two hanging tubes mounted thereto extending downwardly along its length. The hanging tubes are mounted within integral cylindrical retainers on the hanging bracket by strategic placement of a pin. The orientation of the hanging tubes is modifiable by adjusting the positioning of the pin on a series of notches in the upper surface of the tube retainer so that the hanging tubes may be swiveled out of the way when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Maryann Malone
  • Patent number: RE42568
    Abstract: A device for holding garment hangers is described which has two parts: one preferably inflexible hook part made of plastics material or metal shaped to be carried by a rail and a flexible loop or strap or series of loops, adapted to receive many garment hangers. The two parts are connected flexibly and the loop may be adjusted to alter its separation from a rail. The device allows more garments to be hung from a single rail than previously was possible and is particularly useful in the transport and storage of garments in shops, warehouses and factories. Two devices may be interlocked across a handler's shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Paul Artemi