Bracket Interengaging Portion Includes A Hook Patents (Class 248/225.21)
  • Patent number: 10415745
    Abstract: A quick release equipment mount includes a support module secured to a fixture such as a wall or pipe and a number of item modules, each of which can attach to an item of equipment such as a fire extinguisher for quick release. The item modules can have two pair of vertically spaced apart hooks which engage two pair of commensurately spaced apart posts extending laterally from an elongated vertical tongue extending from the support module. The hooks are formed on a pair of rails spaced to form a groove slidingly engaged by the tongue. Item modules can have different item interfacing segments for securing in various manners to various types of equipment items while all having similar support module interfacing segments capable of quick release mounting to the support module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Roskamp, Randall Roskamp, Roger J. Malcolm
  • Patent number: 10386027
    Abstract: A light unit used in train tunnels is readily mountable and removable from a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket allows the battery backup system and light engine to be gravity mounted in manner that allows for quick and easy mounting and removal while also resisting vibrations and wind. A quick disconnect fitting can be used with the power cord to allow the units to be removed and replaced as needed. The light unit integrates the light engine with a battery backup system so that the entire light and battery unit is removed and replaced when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CLEAR-VU LIGHTING LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Lax, Agjah I. Libohova, Timothy J. Keuning, Roy Jacob, Michael Lax
  • Patent number: 10081941
    Abstract: A wall cladding system includes a vertical support, a horizontal support, and a panel. The panel has a peripheral edge that abuts a first side surface of the vertical support and a top surface of the horizontal support. In various examples, a portion of the vertical support overlaps a portion of the horizontal support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FRY REGLET CORPORATION
    Inventors: William J. Timko, Mark E. Brinkman
  • Patent number: 10051982
    Abstract: Various example embodiments disclosed herein include systems and methods for a wall hanging system. Example embodiments include: a wall mount formed with a longitudinally elongated body having upper and lower ends and a wall-facing surface, the upper end being formed with a longitudinal rail for engaging a channel in a frame member, the wall mount including an attachment mechanism to attach the wall mount to a wall surface, the wall mount further including an embedded leveling indicator to enable level attachment of the wall mount to the wall surface; and a frame including at least one frame member, each frame member being formed with a first longitudinal channel for engaging the rail of the upper end of the wall mount, each frame member being formed with a second longitudinal channel for engaging an edge of a wall hanging item inserted into the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffery L. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9157619
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices and techniques for a reversible mounting bracket. The reversible mounting bracket includes a pole mounting side and a wall mounting side. The pole mounting side and the wall mounting side are joined together at approximately 90°. When used to mount a fixture, such as a light fixture, to a wall, the wall mounting side is mounted to a wall, and the pole mounting side provides support for the fixture. When used to mount a fixture to a pole, the pole mounting side is mounted to a pole, and the wall mounting side provides support for the fixture. Thus, the same reversible mounting bracket can be used to mount a fixture to a pole or to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Chad Stuart Newton
  • Publication number: 20150136924
    Abstract: A bracket and standard assembly comprises a standard having a plurality of spaced apart holes. A bracket comprises a support body having an elongated portion extending along a longitudinal axis. A connector end comprises at least one hook projecting rearwardly from the support body and passing through a hole in the standard to releasably hook the bracket to the standard, the at least one hook comprising a downwardly projecting tooth, the at least one hook defining with the support body a receptacle, a portion of the receptacle being delimited by a forwardly oriented contact edge of the tooth, the receptacle receiving one of wall portions of the standard. A finger projects generally upwardly from the at least one hook and having a forwardly oriented contact edge, the forwardly oriented contact edge of the finger being rearward of the forwardly oriented contact edge of the corresponding tooth along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Andre Lachance
  • Patent number: 9010698
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a device for holding an article, wherein the device includes a front panel including a first aperture positioned above a second aperture. The first aperture is dimensioned to receive a display hook; and, the second aperture is dimensioned to receive and retain the article. A rear panel is hingedly connected to the front panel, wherein the rear panel includes a third aperture positioned above at least one fourth aperture. The third aperture is dimensioned to receive the display hook; and, the fourth aperture is dimensioned to receive and retain a second article. The device further includes a card removably connected to the rear panel via perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 9010705
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for carrying a golf towel, the assembly comprising a hook, a hanger and a connector connecting the hook and the hanger. The assembly can be removably attached to the shaft of a golf club. The methods of making and using the assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: David Dastrup
  • Publication number: 20150053632
    Abstract: A shelving unit includes a wire shelf having multiple wire members arranged to form a platform, at least one bracket configured to releasably couple to wire members of the wire shelf, and a rod coupled to the bracket. The bracket includes a hook-shaped end portion and an elbow portion. The hook-shaped end portion of the bracket defines a channel that opens toward the elbow portion for receiving a first one of the wire members, and the elbow portion of the bracket defines a bend for receiving a second one of the wire members to thereby releasably couple (e.g., snap fit, etc.) the bracket to the wire shelf. The shelving unit may also include a stop for inhibiting movement of hangers along the rod and past the stop, and/or a connector for coupling the shelving unit to a rod of another shelving unit for allowing movement of hangers between the rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wayne Brinton, JR., Ernie Junior Torres, Milind S. Nimgulkar, Robert B. Anderson, III
  • Patent number: 8919624
    Abstract: A system is described for hooking and unhooking a carrier bag with respect to the tank of a motorcycle. The system comprises a first group of components suitable to be fixed to the carrier bag and a second group of components suitable to be fixed to the tank. The first group of components comprises a flexible ring provided with a plurality of locking teeth elastically projecting inwards of such a flexible ring. The locking teeth are coupled with an annular flange of the second group of components to obtain the hooking of the carrier bag to the tank. On the flexible ring there is a hand-driven mechanism for the radial retraction of the locking teeth to generate a radial displacement of such locking teeth, allowing disengagement between the flexible ring and the annular flange and, hence, obtaining the disengagement of the carrier bag from the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Givi S.R.L. Unipersonale
    Inventor: Giuseppe Visenzi
  • Patent number: 8917500
    Abstract: A portable computer comprises a base, a display module, at least one support element and at least one sliding assembly. The base comprises a first area and a second area. The display module comprises a connect end and a display face. Each support element comprises a first end pivoted on a portion of the display module other than the display face and a second end pivoted on the rear end of the base. Each sliding assembly comprises a slide rail disposed at least in the second area and a roller sliding element connected with the connect end and moved along the slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Shang-Mao Lee, Chun-Chien Chen, Hung-Chih Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Chuang
  • Publication number: 20140345227
    Abstract: Wall mounting assemblies and methods are disclosed. The assembly includes a bracket that has two frame members coupled at a hinge. Each frame member has a hook for engaging a recess or slot on a panel. The assembly further includes a panel that has edges that are configured to engage the edges of adjacent panels, without the need for tilting the panel to engage. Each panel has two slots for receiving the bracket. Bending the two frame members on the bracket causes the bracket's hooks to lock into the slots on the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce A. Thrush
  • Patent number: 8814112
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed an article support device capable of being attached to a mounting surface using a stretch-releasable adhesive tape, the device comprising a base and a support body that is rotatably and non-detachably connected to the base, wherein the support body is rotatable relative to the base, between a first position in which the base and the stretch-releasable adhesive tape are hidden, and at least one second position in which at least a portion of a pull tab of the stretch-releasable adhesive tape is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Craig D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8807512
    Abstract: An underground fluid storage tank hold-down system for holding down an underground cylindrical fluid storage tank in a hole that has been excavated, the underground tank hold-down system comprising a multiplicity of paired hold-down straps having a first end and a second end. A multiplicity of paired deadmen anchors are adapted to be placed to either side of the tank when the tank is in the hole. The deadmen anchors each have anchor upstanding loops. A tank hold-down assembly is provided comprising a take-up coupler assembly having a pair of arched sections, having hooks thereon, including a first arched section and a second arched section and a threaded engagement assembly. The threaded engagement assembly includes a threaded member and a receiving member adapted to receive part of the threaded member. The straps engage the hooks and the anchor upstanding loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Watco Tanks, Inc.
    Inventors: David Watson, Wallace Watson
  • Patent number: 8800946
    Abstract: A retail display clip is provided. The retail display clip includes a stationary clip base and a rotatable clip member that rotates about an axis of rotation. The rotatable clip member rotates relative to the clip base. The retail display clip includes an open state and a closed state. As the rotatable clip member rotates from the open to the closed or the closed to the open state, an over-center point is transitioned. The over-center point is created by the interaction between a locking tab of the rotatable clip member and a flat inner surface of the clip base. In the closed stated, a torque is created by the over-center point that causes the locking tab to place a force on the flat inner surface of the clip base. A gripping point is formed at the location where the locking tab places the force. The gripping point supports retail merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 8757581
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing a fan includes a fixing plate and a pair of fastening members. The fan includes a sidewall defining a number of fixing holes. The fixing plate defines a vent area and a number of slots located around the vent area. Each fastening member includes a connecting plate, a number of first hooks extending out from a first side of the connecting plate, and a number of second hooks extending out from a second side of the connecting plate opposite to the first hooks. Each first hook is latched into the corresponding slot of the fixing plate, each second hook is latched into the corresponding fixing hole of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8714500
    Abstract: There is disclosed an improved support bracket for mounting a clutch of a roller blind. The clutch of roller blind used with this improved bracket is the type having at least one projecting pin. The support bracket includes a bracket housing having a flat wall with at least one aperture configured to receive the projecting pin such that the pin passes through the aperture and extends past the flat wall. The aperture is configured to permit the pin to slide up and down inside the aperture between a first and second position when the pin is positioned in the aperture. The bracket also includes a spring lock member mounted to the flat wall adjacent the aperture, the spring lock positioned to partially obstruct the aperture. The spring lock member is configured such that when the pin is inserted into the aperture the spring lock is deflected out of the way to permit the pin to be inserted into the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Philip Ng, Norman Wills
  • Publication number: 20140103176
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backplane, which includes a main body and a plurality of wall-mounting pieces mounted to the main body. Each of the wall-mounting pieces forms a first arc opening. The first arc opening is engageable with a first bolt to mount the backplane to the wall-mounting rack. With the backplane being of a wall-mounting structure that is arranged to be directly suspended on a head of a bolt or a suspension hook structure, the backplane can be suspended on a wall-mounting rack with the bolt or the suspension hook structure, making the use easy. The wall-mounting structure is easy to manufacture, is easy to use, shortens the processing time of the backplane, and lower down manufacture cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Gang Yu
  • Patent number: 8695290
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for splicing solar panel racks. Solar panel racks may include one, two, or more solar rack sections that may be connected to one another with an internal splice. The internal splice may internally support the adjoining solar racks. The solar rack may be secured to a support surface using one or more feet. The solar panel racks may be configured to support the weight of one or more solar modules. One or more solar module securing component may be used to secure the solar modules to a solar rack surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ironridge, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kim, Craig Carni, Victor Zuidema
  • Patent number: 8699217
    Abstract: A fixing device for use with at least one expansion card in a computer chassis includes a positioning member and a fixing member. One side of the positioning member defines at least one first slot. The fixing member includes a fixing portion and a rotatable portion rotatablely connected to the fixing portion. The fixing portion defines at least one second slot corresponding to the at least one first slot. When the rotatable portion is able to rotate to a position where the at least one first slot face to the at least one second slot, allowing opposite sides of the free end of the at least one expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai-Qing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8668176
    Abstract: There are provided a part fixing structure and a part fixing method to a resin-made fuel tank which can firmly fix a part to a tank wall without the need of providing a molding die with a convex portion and a recess. A part fixing method for fixing a tank-associated part to a tank wall of a resin-made fuel tank, the part being formed together with a pair of hook portions, the method comprising a step of burying the hook portions in the tank wall in a melted state when the resin-made fuel tank is molded, thereby fixing the part to the tank wall after the tank wall is cooled. In order to cause the resin of the tank wall to flow well, a chevron portion having a pair of first inclined faces is projectingly provided at the bottom face of the part between the hook portions, and a second inclined face which is inclined in a direction opposite to the buried direction toward the tip of the hook portion is formed at the bottom face of each hook portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Araya, Kazuhiro Ohtaki, Masahiro Niihori, Wataru Iwase
  • Patent number: 8651442
    Abstract: First fitting portions (9a and 9b) and second fitting portions (9c and 9d) are arranged in a hook shape on the bottom (3a) of a housing to face each other. The first fitting portions are fittingly engaged to one rail edge (2a) of a rail (2) in the width direction and the second fitting portions are fittingly engaged to the other rail edge (2b) of the rail. A linear spring (10) bent in a mountain shape is disposed on the bottom of the housing. The linear spring elastically deforms to reduce the inclination angle of the mountain by contacting the end surface of the one rail edge engaged to the first fitting portions. The urging force of the linear spring urges the rail such that the other rail edge is pressed by the second fitting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Electric FA Components & Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouetsu Takaya, Koji Okubo, Yasuhiro Naka, Kenji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140034801
    Abstract: The claimed invention is a hanging system for hanging an object, such as a wardrobe mirror, over a door. The invention includes a door hook and an interlock plate. The interlock plate is secured to the object and the door hook is hooked over the top of a door. The interlock plate includes interlock clips that fit into and engage with apertures on the door hook. This configuration allows the user to quickly and easily assemble and disassemble the over door hanging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Dong Koo Kim
  • Patent number: 8579444
    Abstract: The invention is related to a rear view mirror assembly with a least two parts out of the group of part as: mirror frame, mirror base, mirror housing, mirror bezel, mirror glass, mirror lighting means, actuator, that must be connected during assembly process with at least one retention latch. This retention latch comprises a circular hood and a rectangular arm formed in a first part and to be inserted into an opening and shifted along a slot in a second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Andrew Lettis, Charlie Spencer, Richard Gould
  • Patent number: 8573415
    Abstract: In one aspect, a storage system is disclosed. The storage system may include a base having a lower or accessory portion and an upper portion, wherein the lower portion has at least one lower projection extending outward from a front surface and wherein the upper portion has at least two upper projections extending outward from the front surface and spaced from the lower projection. The system may also include at least one accessory configured to engage the lower portion. The system further may include at least one shelf or cover configured to engage the two upper projections. In a further aspect, another storage system is disclosed, wherein the storage system may include a base having an upper ledge portion, wherein a portion of the upper ledge portion is spaced a predetermined distance from a wall. The base further may include a lower portion and an accessory portion between the upper ledge portion and the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, John P. Grimm
  • Publication number: 20130277515
    Abstract: A hard disc bracket is provided for fixing a hard disc within a computer case. The hard disc bracket includes frame body, a frame lateral plate, a receiving space, and at least one hook. The receiving space is defined by the frame body and the frame lateral plate collaboratively. The at least one hook is located at an upper edge of the frame lateral plate. When the hard disc is accommodated within the receiving space, the at least one hook is engaged with the hard disc to fix the hard disc on the frame body. Consequently, the hard disc may be fixed on the hard disc bracket without the need of using a screwdriver or any other tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Tai Pan, Shang-Hao Su
  • Publication number: 20130258238
    Abstract: The liquid crystal display comprises a display panel, a flexible circuit board, a printed circuit board assembly, and a fixing structure which comprises a back plate comprising a first bending element comprising a first vertical surface being connected to the back plate and a first flat surface, an edge of the first flat surface being connected to the first vertical surface so that the first vertical surface and the first flat surface forming a first hook element opening and a second bending element comprising a second vertical surface being connected to the back plate and a second flat surface, an edge of the second flat surface being connected to the second vertical surface so that the second vertical surface and the second flat surface forming a second hook element opening, the second hook element opening and the first hook element opening being faced to an opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Shih-Hsiang Chen, Gege Zhou
  • Patent number: 8540198
    Abstract: A support arm system (10) includes a socket (16) for attachment to a surface (18) and a support arm (14), for removable insertion in the socket (16). The support arm (14) has at least one formation (22). The socket (16) includes a housing (28) having an insertion opening (30) leading to a passage (32) for insertion of the support arm (14). At least one formation (34) in the passage (32) complementary to the at least one formation (22) on the support arm (14) is provided to engage the support arm (14) when the support arm (14) is in the socket (16). A gate element (36) in the passage (32) is biased to a position at or in front of said at least one formation (34) in the passage. To insert the support arm (14), the gate element (36) must be pushed against its bias to expose the formation in the passage for engagement by the support arm (14) to retain the support arm in the socket, the gate element (36) providing a positive force between the support arm (14) and socket (16) while it is so retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Aydin Keyvanloo
  • Patent number: 8496215
    Abstract: An elbow bracket for cables or pipes, supported by a structure of an aeronautical device, in which a reinforcing rib of the elbowed main plate is not assembled with the elbowed main plate by welding but by tightening following a twisting of end-pieces traversing slots of the main plate and causing an outer face of the plate to be trapped against an upper face of oblong slits partially cutting into the end-pieces. The support is faster to construct, and has sufficient resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Marc Stephan, Michel Henri Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20130153724
    Abstract: The present hanging caddy is comprised of a receptacle and a hook assembly. The receptacle includes a base, sidewalls and a back wall. The hook assembly includes a back member, top member and front member, with a first wedge proximate the front member and a second wedge proximate the back member. The first wedge, top member and second wedge form a vertical slot for accepting a beam. The front member, first wedge, second wedge and back member form a horizontal slot for accepting a beam. The hook assembly and receptacle may be separate components which fit together for use or, in the alternative, can be fully integrated together as one component piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Roger B. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130148286
    Abstract: A mounting device for an expansion card includes a circuit board, a rail mounted on the circuit board, and a latch slidably mounted to the rail. A front end of the expansion card is fixed to a sidewall of a chassis. The latch includes a clamping portion to hold and support a rear end of the expansion card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: LEI LIU, WEI-DONG CONG
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8444235
    Abstract: A storage system is provided comprising a rail mounted to a surface. A cabinet is supported on said rail. At least one engagement member engages the rail to suspend the cabinet from the rail. The cabinet is supported at an angle relative to the surface. An adjustment mechanism is used to adjust the position of the engagement member relative to the rail for adjusting the angle. A method of mounting a cabinet on a surface is also provided comprising mounting a rail having a flange on a surface. A cabinet as described herein is suspended from the rail by the engagement member. The adjustment mechanism is moved towards or away from the surface to adjust the angle of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Gmerek, David McNamara, Joseph Musser, Michael Nicholls, Zach Utz, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8444233
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis and a bracket. An opening is defined in the chassis. The opening has a first side edge and a second side edge located at opposite sides thereof. A length of the second side edge is greater than that of the first side edge. The bracket is mounted in the opening. The bracket includes a pair of first hooks and a pair of second hooks at opposite sides thereof. A distance between the pair of first hooks corresponds to the length of the first side edge. A distance between the pair of second hooks corresponds to the length of the second side edge. The pair of first hooks is engaged into the opening along the first side edge. The pair of second hooks is engaged into the opening along the second side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Fu Xu, Zhi-Guo Zhang, Chao Geng, Jun-Pu Li
  • Patent number: 8441779
    Abstract: A hook apparatus includes a front side and a back side. A hook extending from the front side is included for hanging objects. A shelter structure extends from the front side positioned around and apart from the hook. The shelter structure may serve as a second hook for hanging objects. A communications device extends from the body, at least a portion of which is above and spaced apart from the shelter structure. The back side of the hook apparatus is adapted to be secured to a surface. An interface adapter plate between the back side and the mounting surface may be provided to enable the securing. The communications device includes a display device that is either passive or capable of interactive communication of information. The apparatus may be operationally coupled to a remote server to alert vendors to deliver purchased products, services, and/or to provide emergency services to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Donna Floros
  • Patent number: 8439208
    Abstract: A pusher is provided. The pusher hook has a track and a pusher that is slidable thereon. The pusher biases retail merchandise situated on a merchandise hook forward towards a front stop. The pusher hook further includes a security frame that reduces or restricts entirely the ability to remove the merchandise laterally from the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Joerg Niederhuefner, Todd C. Westberg, Stanley C. Valiulis, Patrick J. Barkdoll
  • 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: 8387934
    Abstract: An over-the-door game hanger system having a pair of first and second hooks capable of receiving a top edge of a standard door. An attachment plate is removably attached between the first and second hooks. A game support strap is operably secured to the attachment plate at one end and to a game panel at the other end. A balance block may be provided which is removable mounted proximate an upper edge of the game panel. The strap is disposed to extend from the game panel over the forward end of the balance block such that the strap extends at an angle therefrom toward the attachment plate proximate the top edge of said door thereby generating a moment and a force in a direction toward the door face such that the game panel hangs substantially vertically flush against the substantially vertical door face. In an alternative embodiment wherein the balance block is used, the game support strap may be supported or secured by any means proximate a top edge of a standard door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: EastPoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Jim Lam Kwan Wing
  • Publication number: 20120292472
    Abstract: A multi-position hook assembly for use in a tool that includes a hook having a first leg and a second leg joined by a top span member, and a mounting member configured for slidably receiving the top span member and releasably locking the hook in a plurality of positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Ricardo Segura, Ryan L. Francis
  • Publication number: 20120273514
    Abstract: A dispenser for sanitary tissue products is provided. The dispenser comprises a housing defining a cavity configured to receive sanitary tissue products therein and an opening defined in the housing. The sanitary tissue products within the cavity are configured to be dispensed through the opening. The opening is defined by a first portion having a first width, a second portion having a second width, and a third portion having a third width. The third portion extends between the first portion and the second portion. The first width and the second width are both larger than the third width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Emma Lynn Sartini, Kyoko Mignot, Michael Sean Farrell, Nicholas August Vitucci
  • Patent number: 8292244
    Abstract: A flat panel display device includes a stand and a cabinet. The stand has a pair of hook portions. The hook portions are symmetrically formed relative to a plane of symmetry. The cabinet has a bottom plate with a pair of attachment holes. The attachment holes are symmetrically formed relative to the plane of symmetry. Each of the attachment holes includes a first portion and a second portion that is wider than the first portion in a transverse direction of the cabinet. The first and second portions of each of the attachment holes have inner side faces, respectively. The inner side face of the first portion and the inner side face of the second portion are offset in the transverse direction of the cabinet and connected with a slanted guide face that is slanted relative to both of the inner side faces of the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20120256067
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for carrying a golf towel, the assembly comprising a hook, a hanger and a connector connecting the hook and the hanger. The assembly can be removably attached to the shaft of a golf club. The methods of making and using the assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: David Dastrup
  • Patent number: 8281537
    Abstract: The invention relates to a masonry support system and method, suitable for bearing the load of a course of brick-work or defined brickwork panels, comprising a horizontal support section (2) in the X-plane for supporting said load; a vertical support section (3) in the Y-plane for affixing to a support structure; characterized in that there is provided integrated Z-axis adjustment means (61) for adjusting said relieving angle system forward or backwards relative to the support structure. The advantage of the present invention is that the system provides integrated Z-axis adjustment. This feature provides a unique level of tolerance compensation for unforeseen site variances. The invention provides a uniquely adjustable and easy to install angle brick masonry support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Coughlan Engineering (Tullamore) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan O'Shea, Niall Mulligan
  • Publication number: 20120241397
    Abstract: A user configurable container storage system array comprised of a plurality of movable container-nest modules securely anchored to a pegboard or similar backing allowing removal and insertion of the containers with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Giacomo Michael Pasquale Strollo
  • Publication number: 20120228452
    Abstract: An over-the-door game hanger system having a pair of first and second hooks capable of receiving a top edge of a standard door. An attachment plate is removably attached between the first and second hooks. A game support strap is operably secured to the attachment plate at one end and to a game panel at the other end. A balance block may be provided which is removable mounted proximate an upper edge of the game panel. The strap is disposed to extend from the game panel over the forward end of the balance block such that the strap extends at an angle therefrom toward the attachment plate proximate the top edge of said door thereby generating a moment and a force in a direction toward the door face such that the game panel hangs substantially vertically flush against the substantially vertical door face. In an alternative embodiment wherein the balance block is used, the game support strap may be supported or secured by any means proximate a top edge of a standard door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: East Point Sports, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Jim Lam Kwan Wing
  • Publication number: 20120228300
    Abstract: A storage system for organizing items for use in either a first or a second mount is provided. The first and second mounts each have a hook. The hook has a hook opening. In the first mount the hook opening is generally at the top of hook. In the second mount the hook opening is generally at the bottom of the hook. A bin includes a back wall having a catch fixedly disposed on the upper edge of the back wall. The catch includes a first elongated member spaced apart from a second elongated member so as to form a slot. The catch is configured to fittingly engage opening of the second mount. The slot configured to engage the hook of the second mount. The bin includes a grated bottom and a divider with a plug adapted to fit the apertures of the grated bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: John Wertman
  • Publication number: 20120223198
    Abstract: In one example, a mounting device includes a single piece screwless cradle for mounting an electronic storage device to a mounting plane. A method for tool-less installation of an electronic storage device is also provided. The method includes placing an electronic storage device into a single piece screwless cradle and pressing engagement features of the cradle into receptive features of the electronic storage device to join the cradle to the electronic storage device. The cradle and electronic storage device are slid over a mounting plane such the electronic storage device is disposed on a first surface of the mounting plane and an arm of the cradle is disposed on an opposite second surface of the mounting plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Gavin Q. Grobe, Jeff D. Hall
  • Patent number: 8240486
    Abstract: A retail merchandise hook which includes a hook for hanging retail merchandise therefrom and a security frame including a front stop which is separate from and arranged in a spaced relation to the hook, wherein the security frame is designed to prevent the theft of the retail merchandise. The retail merchandise hook also includes a pusher moveable relative to the hook and operable to bias retail merchandise hanging from the hook into engagement with the front stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Joerg Niederhuefner, Todd C. Westberg, Stanley C. Valiulis, Patrick J. Barkdoll
  • Patent number: 8240623
    Abstract: A mounting bracket is provided for removably mounting a storage device on a slot track or slotwall panel having a plurality of slots having undercut sidewalls that form generally “T” shaped slats. The mounting bracket includes a support surface having a first “J” shaped hook to hook over the edge of a slat and into the undercut sidewall and a second “J” shaped hook to hook into a second slot and into the undercut sidewall. The mounting bracket includes a storage device connector attached to the support surface at a first end and has a second end. The storage device connector can include a lock rotatably mounted on the top wall adjacent the first “J” shaped hook having a locking member and an operator that is rotatable between locked and unlocked positions. A storage device can be coupled to the second end of the storage device connector. The storage device can be an actuatable holding system for a bicycle, or other storage device such as a basket or a storage shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Scott M. Collins, Craig R. Forest, Guy E. Garrison, Gilius A. Gaska, David E. Moeller, Michael J. Scherzer
  • Publication number: 20120181403
    Abstract: A hanging device includes a holding set including a loop to hold an object and a fastening structure extending outward from one side of the loop. A supporting assembly includes at least one post, one end of which is axially coupled with the holding set by using at least one axial positioning structure, wherein the axial positioning structure is used to adjust and position the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Tsung-Ying Lee