Combined Curtain Rod And Shade Roller Patents (Class 248/252)
  • Patent number: 10604124
    Abstract: A semitrailer landing gear controller assembly for automating the extension and retraction of a semitrailer landing gear using an external input of pressurized air. The device includes a primary member designed to receive and rotate a removable secondary member installed over a turning axle for a semitrailer landing gear, where rotation of the turning axle corresponds to the extension or retraction of a semitrailer landing gear depending on the direction of rotation. The primary member further including a turbine designed to drive rotation of the secondary member with the force of pressurized air obtained from an external input of pressurized air, like the supply line from a semitrailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: John Raymond, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10376086
    Abstract: A curtain rod bracket attachment member formed in two main sections which are slidably attached to each other. A first main section having an elongated section extending at one end to a first transverse retaining wall which is oriented perpendicular to the elongated section. A curtain rod retaining member extends at an opposite end of the elongated section to a curtain rod retaining section into which a curtain rod is placed and retained. A second main section includes a second transverse retaining wall and is slidably affixed to the elongated section of the main section to enable a distance between parallel first and second transverse retaining walls to be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Na'im Mustafa
  • Patent number: 10214959
    Abstract: The invention is an intelligent headrail for a window covering which includes an extensible end cap which applies force to the adjacent window or door frame to hold the headrail in place. The end cap includes a pressure sensor or a force sensing resistor to detect whether sufficient force is present to safely hold the headrail in place. The headrail may include a controller which is connected to the pressure sensor or a force sensing resistor. The controller may include program code which identifies the safety status of the window covering based on the pressure or force reading. The controller may include a data transmission port which transmits pressure or force readings to an output device. The program code may also send a report to the output device to indicate whether the force or pressure is moderately low or so low that the window covering is in danger of falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Emily Brimhall, Austin Carlson, Mark Madsen, Terrece Pearman
  • Patent number: 9999312
    Abstract: In some embodiments a window treatment securement device may include a first elongated member having a first mounting plate. A first frame stake may be coupled to the first elongated member, and a first receiving slot may be coupled to the first mounting plate. The first elongated member may optionally be coupled to a second elongated member having a second mounting plate. A second frame stake may be coupled to the second elongated member, and a second receiving slot may be coupled to the second mounting plate. The device may be affixed to an object, such as walls and window trim, and a window treatment may be secured to the device thereby securing the window treatment to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Victoria Catherine Taylor
  • Patent number: 9929609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stator for a motor including: a stator core having a circular base along which a plurality of first holes is formed vertically and a plurality of teeth formed radially around the outer peripheral surface of the base; and an insulating layer coated on the entire surface of the stator core except the inner peripheral surface of the base and the plurality of first holes of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEW MOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Cheol Jang, Wang gyu Jeong, Ji Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9605850
    Abstract: An adjustable fireplace screen support assembly is provided. The adjustable fireplace screen support assembly includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. The support assembly further includes a first tip member coupled to the first end of the elongated member. The support assembly further includes a tubular member having a first end and a second end. The second end of the elongated member is slidably disposed through the first end of the tubular member and into the interior region. The support assembly further includes a second tip member coupled to the tubular member. The support assembly further includes a biasing assembly at least partially disposed in the interior region of the tubular member adapted to bias the elongated member in a first direction, and the tubular member in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: S&S Products, LLC
    Inventor: Steve Stecker
  • Patent number: 9004429
    Abstract: A mounting device for installing a track for a curtain or blind has an engagement portion for cooperation with the track by a snap-type engagement. A resiliently deformable release means has a tongue portion (29) that has a free end that is positioned in a cavity of the track when the engagement portions are fully mutually engaged and a connected end that is connected to the mounting portion and spaced from the free end and that is positioned externally of the cavity of the track when the engagement portions are fully mutually engaged. The tongue portion (29) has an abutment face (33) disposed for assisting with prising apart the mounting device and the track by turning a tool, simultaneous with the operation of the tool against the tongue portion. The abutment face is opposed to and spaced from the track in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: MCP New Zealand Limited
    Inventor: Roger F. Dennison
  • Patent number: 8505865
    Abstract: An end bracket plate for a roller blind. The end bracket plate is releasably securable to the end bracket of the roller blind and releasably securable to the end panel of a head box enclosure. The plate includes one or more outwardly extending flanges which are receivable within one or more openings in the end panel of the head box such that when received within the openings in the end panel the one or more flanges hang the plate and the roller blind secured thereto within the head box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Norman Wills, Philip Ng
  • Patent number: 8069898
    Abstract: In a curtain assembly with a bracket, a guide apparatus includes a guide with a surface alignment tab and a bracket connector, for removable connection with a bracket, connected with the surface alignment tab. A first exit guide and a second exit guide locate a curtain within an opening front to back while the guide locates the curtain assembly within an opening side to side and front to back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Homerun Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Willis Jay Mullet, Christopher Lee Wysoczynski, Richard Scott Hand, Darrin W. Brunt
  • Patent number: 7854419
    Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable mounting bracket for mounting a roller blind to a surface such that the roller blind can be quickly leveled. The bracket includes first and second plates, the first plate having apertures to permit the first plate to be mounted to the surface. The second plate has a mounting fixture formed thereon for mounting to the roller blind. To permit the second plate to move relative to the first plate, the second plate is provided with an elongated groove formed thereon, the second plate being movably mounted to the first member by a mounting element fixed to the first plate and passing through the groove. The mounting element and groove are dimensioned and configured to permit the second plate to slide between a first and a second position. The position of the second plate relative to the first plate is adjusted by an adjustable moving mechanism which is configured to precisely position the second plate between its first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: Philip Ng, Norman Wills
  • Patent number: 7703500
    Abstract: A bracket and head rail assembly is provided. A recess is formed at both ends of the upper portion of a head rail. The recess is sunken at both sides to form a first slot and a second slot. The bracket includes a body and a fastener, wherein a claw is extended from the body, and an elastic part is extended from the fastener and bears against the body, such that the fastener is slidably disposed in the body. When being assembled, the first and second slots are easily locked with the claw and the fastener, and alternatively, they are exchanged with each other for locking with the claw and the fastener respectively. Then, the head rail and the fastener are designed into a thin configuration, and then, formed by bending and processing sheets, so as to achieve the advantages of simple assembly, mass production, and nice appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Nien Made Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Che Wen, Chih-Yao Chang
  • Patent number: 7322552
    Abstract: A curtain rod support includes a bracket having a top plate, securing holes and an extension extending downward from a bottom face of the top plate, a hook having positioning holes aligned with the securing holes in the top plate to allow two bolts to extend through the aligned securing holes and the positioning holes to secure engagement between the bracket and the hook and a bend formed on a distal end thereof receivable therein a first curtain rod and a base having two arms extending upward from a base and a connecting hole defined through the base so that a second threaded rod is extended through the connecting hole and into the extension to secure engagement between the seat and the bracket such that a second curtain rod is receivable inside a receiving space between the base and a bottom face of the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Wen-Jui Lin
  • Patent number: 6971616
    Abstract: A clipboard having an improved paper clamping element is disclosed. The clipboard has a planar board member with a front face, a rear face, two side edges, a top end, a bottom end and a clamping mechanism having at least one biasing element and a clamping element. The clamping element has at least one paper clamp cooperating with a holding element. The planar board member has at least one slot for penetration of the paper clamp through the planar board member from the rear face of the planar board to the front face. A writing implement holder and a carrying handle may be incorporated into the clamping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventor: Gary F. Lake
  • Publication number: 20040129850
    Abstract: A roller shade mounting system includes a pair of assemblies for limiting sagging in a roller shade tube. The assembly includes a single bearing supported by a shaft to position the bearing at a distance from an end of the tube. Alternatively, the assembly includes a bearing pair supported by a shaft to define spaced support points for applying a reaction moment the roller tube. The assembly further includes an attachment member secured to the shaft at a first end and to the structure at an opposite second end, either directly, or to a mounting bracket secured to the structure. The mounting assembly may further include a deflection adjustment member engaging the attachment member and a fixed support member to provide variable control of roller tube deflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: David A. Kirby
  • Patent number: 6457688
    Abstract: An end cap and mounting support combination comprising an end cap (11, 111, 211, 311, 411) disengagably engagable with a support bracket (3) and one of the end cap and the support bracket being provided with: a laterally open slot (20, 120, 220, 320, 420) for accommodating an axially extending protuberance (21) on the other of the end cap and the support bracket; and closing means to prevent the protuberance from escaping from the laterally open slot; wherein the closing means comprises a rotatable locking collar (19, 119, 219, 319, 419) surrounding the laterally open slot and having a circumferential entrance opening (23, 123, 223, 323, 423) which can be aligned with the laterally open slot by rotation of the locking collar relative to the laterally open slot from a closed position to an open position, thereby selectively providing access to the laterally open slot through the circumferential entrance opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Konrad Welfonder
  • Patent number: 6364568
    Abstract: A device for connecting two support members, arranged spaced apart from each other by a distance and designed for supporting drapes, net curtains, and similar decorative items, has a support rod having first and second ends. Each of the ends is supported by one of the support members. The support rod has at least at the first end a threaded part, wherein the support member at the first end of the support rod has a threaded mating piece for engagement with and for tensioning the support rod between the two support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Wolfgang H. Kanbach
  • Patent number: 6283427
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism for a window screening device comprises a first pair of bracket members for mounting on each of a pair of opposed parallel frame surfaces of the frame structure and a second pair of coupling members engageable by the screening device. Each bracket member and each coupling member comprises an engaging mechanism for releasable sliding engagement of a coupling member with a bracket member. Each bracket member or each coupling member is provided with a resilient mechanism engageable with an abutment of a coupling member or a bracket member to retain the bracket member and the coupling member in mutual engagement. The bracket members are identical standard members each comprising a relatively flat front part protruding from said frame surface and having a substantially smooth external surface and engaging mechanism formed by a pair of opposed parallel side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Brent Møller, Torben Holst Nielsen, Carsten Brønnum Grinvalds, Gert Godvig Lassen
  • Patent number: 5065604
    Abstract: The ignition interlock system prevents movement of the ignition switch of a motor vehicle from the "Off" position to the "Lock" position unless the transmission selector is in the "Park" position. The ignition interlock system includes a locking lever spring biased to lock the reciprocable slide of the ignition switch mechanism when the transmission selector is not in the "Park" position. The locking lever is unlocked from the reciprocable slide by energization of a solenoid in response to the transmission selector being placed in the "Park" position with the ignition key inserted in the ignition switch. A control circuit energizes or deenergizes the solenoid in response to input signals representing the transmission selector position and the ignition key in/out position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Sparton Corporation
    Inventor: Greg R. Pattock
  • Patent number: 4480809
    Abstract: An improved support for pivotally mounting an instrument housing formed of a bracket having spaced apart parallel planar portions which are normally of spacing less than the width of the housing and deflectable outward relative to each other, each of the bracket planar portions having an opening therein, the openings being in a common axis and each having a slot extending from a surface of the bracket and communicating with the opening, the width of the slot being less than the diameter of the opening, the housing having internally threaded tubular trunnions on opposite sides thereof in alignment, the diameter of the trunnions being less than the diameter of the opening in the bracket planar portions and greater than the width of the slots, and a pair of knobs, each having a threaded portion extending therefrom that are threadably received in the trunnion threaded openings, the diameter of the threaded portions being less than that of the slots so that when the knobs are loosened the bracket planar portions m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Healey
  • Patent number: 4146250
    Abstract: A stabilizer unit for attachment to a parked vehicle comprises a base including a movable end and a fixed portion. Rollers are movably connected to said base and to a stabilizer leg. Translation of the rollers coarsely changes the elevation of the stabilizer leg. Rotation of a screw moves the movable end of the base and provides fine adjustment in elevation of the stabilizer leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Inventor: Gerald DenHerder