Hook Type Patents (Class 248/301)
  • Patent number: 10179524
    Abstract: A latch to latch a seatback to a frame of a vehicle comprises: a first seatback attachment portion; a first extended portion connected to the first seatback attachment portion that extends generally rearward from the first seatback attachment portion; a first interface portion connected to the first extended portion at a first bend that extends at an angle downward and forward from the first bend; and a retainer portion connected to the first interface portion at a bend forming a first retaining lip. The latch can further comprise a second seatback attachment portion and a second extended portion connected to the second seatback attachment portion that extends generally rearward from the second seatback attachment portion. The latch can further comprise a second interface portion connected to the second extended portion at a second bend that extends at an angle upward and forward from the second bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Caye, Glenn Scott
  • Patent number: 9968805
    Abstract: The door breaching system is capable of removing or opening a door attached to a structure. A main tether made up of a tether strap and multiple eyelets attaches to a vehicle through one of the eyelets at one end of the tether strap. The other end of the tether strap attaches to at least one hook strap through a master link. Each hook strap has a hook at a distal end. In use, at least one sling loops through part of the door. Sling eyelets on either end of a sling strap connect to the hook. Due to the secure connection between the door and the door breaching system, moving the vehicle away from the structure removes the door in a controllable fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Luke Chang
  • Patent number: 9618143
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cord control system in several embodiments used to support, separate, and organize power cords including: industrial grade power cords, cables, air hoses, open conduit including; vacuum hoses, oxygen hoses, welding leads, welding hoses, water hoses, data cables, cables, webbing, ropes, etc. Several examples of the cord control system has an optional cord retaining strap which secures and supports multiple cords of optionally varying types on a single cord control rack by utilizing multiple cord receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Nifty Tools, LLC
    Inventor: Jack Noble
  • Patent number: 9249592
    Abstract: Ceiling suspension system including a plurality of rigid, elongated seismic joists interposed between opposing walls of a room, spaced selected distances apart along a horizontal support plane, and hangers suspended from the respective joists to support a grid from the respective lower ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Alvin Geller
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9004414
    Abstract: Described herein generally are flexible securing devices. The devices are extremely easy to use to the point that adults of all ages can use the devices, even the most elderly who would otherwise be incapable. The devices comprise a body which is at least partially bendable or flexible. The body's core generally comprises a metal alloy and in the body's bendable or flexible sections a bendable or flexible metal alloy is used. The body is coated with a least one polymeric coating to protect items, objects or persons interacting with the securing devices from getting damaged or injured from the devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: David P. Durben, Dianne S. Durben
  • Patent number: 8979052
    Abstract: The external material clamp comprises the fixed plate fixed to the foundation of the wall of the building, the horizontal plate extending forwardly from the center of the fixed plate, the upper support plate projected upwardly from the front end of the horizontal plate to support the upper side external wall with engagement, the lower support plate supporting the upper end of the external material 50 in the lower side with engagement, and the receiving plate at least a part of which is located above the horizontal plate to contact with the external material in the upper side with receiving a part of the load thereof. With this configuration, the load of the upper side external material is shared by the lower side external material and the receiving plate of the external material clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kmew Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Uota, Kouichi Tominaga
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140332619
    Abstract: Present invention discloses a first single apparatus capable of serving as a toilet-tank-mounted toilet paper holder or a door hook hanger for a standard interior door, a second single apparatus capable of performing a clamping action and serving as a universal door hook hanger, and a third single apparatus capable of serving as a toilet-tank-mounted toilet paper holder or a universal door hook hanger for any door having a thickness not greater than that of standard interior door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: UE-MING YANG
  • Publication number: 20140217250
    Abstract: Switch plate adapters comprising a body, at least one aperture and at least one hook for permanent or temporary attachment to existing switch plate covers are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 8740255
    Abstract: The air tool hook is comprised of a pair of connection fittings for compressed fluids with a first connection on one end of the fitting for connecting a compressed air line and a second connection on the other end of the fitting for attaching a pneumatic tool to the compressed air line, a manifold, wherein one end of the manifold is attached to a side of the fitting and a hole is bored through the other end of the manifold, a hook with one end shaped for hanging the hook and the other end, a straight shaft, sized and shaped to be placed through the hole of the manifold, grooves cut into the shaft, retaining clips attaching the shaft to the manifold, whereby the clips are placed into the grooves of the shaft on either side of the hole, the first and second connections are rotatable, and the hook and shaft are rotatable with respect to the manifold, whereby the air line, the pneumatic tool and the hook are able to rotate independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Allen Harris
  • Patent number: 8667765
    Abstract: Applicant has disclosed a method and device (i.e., support tool) for installing sheathing (e.g., drywall or plasterboard). This tool enables a single person to easily attach the sheathing (e.g., by nails or screws) to an underlying structure (e.g., a wall stud, joist or rafter). In the preferred “device” embodiment, Applicant's tool is generally J-shaped with four tapered spikes (“teeth”) on its backside. The spikes are equally spaced from one another. By hammering the tool, its spikes can be driven into the underlying structure. No separate nail or screw is needed to hold the tool in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer M. McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20140048668
    Abstract: Pneumatic tools are staple elements of constructions sites. Pneumatic tools are often hand-carried to specific locations and balanced on an available surface or between the knees of a worker while the worker uses two hands for related activities. A universal quick-change hook according to an embodiment of the invention can be coupled between fittings of a pneumatic tool and pneumatic hose without obstructing airflow though the fittings and provides a hook stop to protect fittings attached to the universal quick-change hook, preventing accidental activation of a connection release. The universal quick-change hook is configured to support the weight of an attached tool from a wide variety of different support means, such as a ladder, lumber stock, nail, or utility belt. The universal quick-change hook provides a worker with a convenient way to secure a hook to pneumatic tools in rapid fashion to be more efficient and competitive on a jobsite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Situation Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Jacobson, Gary S. Ford, Paul H. Kirk
  • Patent number: 8646625
    Abstract: A combination hook rack includes a rack frame formed of two elongated frame plates and spacer blocks fixedly set in between the two elongated frame plates and kept apart from one another at a distance, hanging belts affixed to the rack frame and provided with a respective hook at the free end for hanging the rack frame on a high place, and hook assemblies affixed to the rack frame for hanging things, each hook assembly including multiple lower hooks that define at least one space therebetween and come into contact at their ends, so that the lower hooks of each hook assembly can be used as a whole to hold a heavy thing or can be separated into individual hooks to hold light things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 8544806
    Abstract: A system for mounting an item to a wall is provided comprising a plurality of stakes, each stake having a proximal end and a distal end and an extension member there between, and each stake comprising a hook at the proximal end and a piercing element at the distal end. At least one stake comprises an extension member having a uniform width, and at least one stake comprises an extension member having a width greater than the width of the hook such that when a plurality of stakes are positioned adjacent each other within the wall, the plurality of hooks functions as a single hanger upon which the item to be hung may be suspended on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Steve Van Dang
  • Patent number: 8517320
    Abstract: A quick attachment bracket that permits a tool holder to be quickly secured to the sidewall of a cart is disclosed. The bracket snaps onto the cart and locks the tool holder in position without the use of any mechanical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Charles W Nicely
  • Publication number: 20130175418
    Abstract: A mounting system for supporting equipment above a surface, such as, for example, a label dispensing unit, is provided. The system includes bracket having a first segment cantilevering from a housing and a second segment extending perpendicularly from the first segment and spaced apart from the housing. The housing and first and second segments form a channel to receive a support structure therein. The support structure is sized to fit within the channel to support the equipment above a surface when the bracket is disposed over the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Start Manufacturing, Inc. d/b/a Start International
    Inventor: Start Manufacturing, Inc. d/b/a Start International
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8286806
    Abstract: A storage device for items connectable to a power source, particularly in patient care facilities. The device is attachable to an electrical power box in a support surface. A backing plate securable to the support surface has an upper free edge and a lower region defining a substantially planar intermediate region therebetween. A power supply aperture in the intermediate region allows for selective power connection between the power box and stored items. A base shelf at the lower region of the backing plate, and a projections from the free edge of the base shelf, provide securing locations for selected items. Removable bracket units for specific items can be secured on the projections. The device provides improved means of secure, hygienic, compact and efficient storage and access to the items, while overcoming disadvantages of health and safety hazards of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph William Norris
  • Patent number: 8282046
    Abstract: A device having a surface on which an intravenous administration set is organized and temporarily retained in a desired configuration to prevent undesirable tangling during setup of the set. The device further includes a plurality of clips to retain various components of the intravenous administration set in a desired orientation to improve priming of the components. The intravenous administration set is released from the device by pulling a terminal end of the set in a direction away from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weston F. Harding, Bryan G. Davis
  • Patent number: 8113476
    Abstract: A hanger for suspending an object from a supporting surface. An exemplary hanger may include a base mountable to a supporting surface, the base including a hook portion providing an upwardly opening gap, and a receiver pivotably mounted adjacent to a distal edge of the hook portion, the receiver being pivotable between an open position in which the receiver and the gap provide an aperture wider than the gap for receiving a supporting device connected to an object and a closed position in which the receiver substantially overlaps the gap. Some exemplary embodiments may include a magnet mounted to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventor: Craig S. Serio
  • Patent number: 7909298
    Abstract: A device is provided for fixing a child seat to a support structure of a motor vehicle, including a plastically deformable holding device, which is fixed to the support structure and has a holding element to which a fixing element, which is attached to the child seat, can be fixed. In order to permit a defined movement of the holding element during deformation of the holding device, the holding device has at least one bending axis along which the holding device can be deformed when a force, such as a tensile force, acts on the holding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Joerg Hirschkorn, Willi Hornemann, Bernd Kestler, Markus Scholz, Hans Weisbarth
  • Patent number: 7887017
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative item adapted to be suspended from a dwelling closure, including a hanger bracket that has an upper hook portion for placement over a top of the dwelling closure, a lower support portion, and an elongate suspension arm extending therebetween. A decoration is supported by the lower support portion and a self-contained power supply is mounted to the upper hook portion for providing power to the decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Korina Moran
  • Patent number: 7878473
    Abstract: A mount system for a monitor attaches the monitor to a supporting surface such as a wall in two positions. In the first position, the mount system attaches the monitor in a flush position, and in the second position, the mount system attaches the monitor in a tilt position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Sung I. Oh
  • Publication number: 20110017893
    Abstract: An adapter bracket for a cooler has a body, a central fastening hole, two outer fastening holes, two opposite mounting holes and a hook. The body has two ends. The central and outer fastening holes are defined through the body. The hook is formed on the body. The adapter bracket with the central fastening hole, outer fastening holes and hook allows different coolers to be mounted on different PCBs and therefore broadens application of coolers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: XIGMATEK CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tung, Yung-Lin Hsu
  • Patent number: 7854421
    Abstract: A mounting bracket made in a single sheet of material having lateral faces connected by a joining faces, a region of the joining faces being deformed to comprises an aperture and at least one downward and one upward slot on each side of the aperture, thereby hingedly securing a hook comprising side arms and an open loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: 9209-6627 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Bertrand Florent
  • Patent number: 7823851
    Abstract: A planar member for forming a hook device includes two side hinge lines and an intermediate hinge line formed in the planar member for forming two side segments and two intermediate segments, and a cut line formed in each of the intermediate segments for separating each intermediate segment into a support portion and a suspension portion, the suspension portions of the intermediate segments are foldable relative to each other and inclined relative to each other and foldable relative to the side segments for forming a three-dimensional suspension hook, the planar member is foldable to a reel for storing and transportation purposes and is quickly folded into the hook device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Meng Feng Huang
    Inventor: Guanjen Chen
  • Patent number: 7789365
    Abstract: A grid holding element has a first leg (11) at least one free end of which is hook-shaped, and a second leg (12) having a saddle-shaped attachment section (20) in which a through-opening (23) through which a fastening element (30) is extendable, is formed, a first foot section (2) that projects from the attachment section in a direction away from the first leg (11), and a second foot section (22) adjoining the first leg (11), with a maximal extension length (D1) of the first foot section (21) in a direction perpendicular to a plane (E) defined by the attachment section (20), being greater than a maximal extension length (D2) of the second foot section (22) in the direction perpendicular to the plane (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Durig, Thomas Foser
  • Patent number: 7789248
    Abstract: A portable and hangable gear holding unit includes a main portion and a number of positionable gear holding members. Each gear holding member, which may include a hook, extended or orthogonal tab, clip, and or equivalents, is structured for engaging and holding at least one piece of gear above a ground surface. The hangable gear holding unit may be portable, and transported to a location for hanging upon a support structure, such as a partition or chain link fence, for subsequent use in holding gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: Russell J. Salerno, Charles E. Muller
  • Patent number: 7766284
    Abstract: A wreath is provided. The wreath includes a candle holder having a support portion, a container having a recess extending from the support portion, and a first threaded portion extending from the support portion away from the container. A support wire formed into a ring shape is fixed to opposite sides of the candle holder such that the recess of the container faces toward a center of the ring shape. A plurality of plant components are arranged around the support wire, the plant components substantially obstructing the support wire from view. A coupling member has a second threaded portion. The coupling member is removably coupled to the candle holder via the first and second threaded portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: International Marketing Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Anthony Boschetto
  • Publication number: 20100108846
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a panel for secure display of articles. In one embodiment, a panel is formed of recyclable material and configured to display an article on a holder, the article having a receiving loop integrally formed thereon. The panel includes an internal tab coplanar with the panel and extending into an opening in the panel, the tab having a narrow section defining at least one hook portion extending from the tab, the hook portion abutting an interior edge of the panel, the hook portion cooperating with the interior edge of the panel to allow the loop to be received over the tab and to retain the loop in engagement with the narrow section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Alison M. Boscolo
  • Patent number: 7530537
    Abstract: A holder for holding a plastic shopping/grocery bag open includes a bracket joined to U-shaped frame formed by a base and a pair of coplanar bag support arms, the frame forming an outwardly open U-shaped space to receive and hold the bag by the handles at the openable end of the bag and suspend and maintain the mouth of the bag in an upwardly open position. The bracket is designed for mounting the holder atop a kitchen cabinet door or held by hand. Each support arm includes two axially spaced slots that open outwardly and away from the U-shaped space to hold a respective looped handle of the bag. Reinforcing rib structure operates to resist flexure between the arms, bracket, and base. In use, the looped handles of the bag are secured into the slots and the bag suspended from the extensions and held open by its looped handles being secured into slots of the extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Hanna F. Kandah
  • Patent number: 7513643
    Abstract: A light strand support apparatus having two slots for receiving and securing a light strand. Each slot is held fixed with respect to other. The apparatus holds each light strand at a fixed distance from a surface or object as the slots are supported by a central component that extends from a support. The support is configured to rest flush against a given surface or object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Henry Williams
  • Patent number: 7464910
    Abstract: The guitar hanger apparatus is for use in hanging a guitar or like stringed instrument from a clothes rod such that the instrument hangs vertically below the rod. The hook for hooking the apparatus on the rod curves downwardly into a transition. The transition flows into the reverse curl. The reverse curl extends below and a distance beyond the hook back side. The horizontal is connected to a bottom of the reverse curl. The vertical affixed to the horizontal is thereby positions the padded v-member, which supports the neck and headstock of the instrument, below the hook and hence the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventors: John M. St. Germain, Linda A. St. Germain
  • Patent number: 7448582
    Abstract: An apparatus capable of supporting more than one article is provided. The apparatus contains a flat panel that extends in a first plane, and a first region connected at a first end of the first region to the flat panel, wherein the first region extends in a second plane, and wherein the first plane is substantially perpendicular to the second plane. An eyelet is connected to a first surface of the first region, the eyelet being enclosed by a top portion of the eyelet, a bottom portion of the eyelet, a front portion of the eyelet, and a back portion of the eyelet. A body portion is connected to a second end of the first region, the body portion extending away from the flat panel. The apparatus also contains a hook portion that is connected to the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey Jackson
  • Patent number: 7438270
    Abstract: A horizontal mounted hanger holder is provided. Said mounted hanger holder includes a protective cover, an elongated member and a means for attaching therein, to a surface. Said elongated member within said protective cover, said elongated member, including a first and a second lip, said second lip contacting a second panel of a first and said second panel of said protective cover, mounted by a means, to said surface. Said horizontal mounted hanger holder provides for articles, including hangers, to be hung. Said hangers contact a channel of said elongated member, over said first lip, said hanger and said article are angled as to lie flat against a surface. Said protective cover, including a zipper, protects said articles from the outside environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald Ligrano
  • Patent number: 7431258
    Abstract: A tack for hanging an article from a wall. The tack includes a plate and a pin. The plate abuts the wall. The pin has a picture-engaging portion extending diagonally upwardly and forwardly from the plate to engage the picture and a wall-engaging portion extending diagonally downwardly and rearwardly from the plate to penetrate the wall when the plate is pressed by a thumb of a user. In one embodiment, the wall-engaging portion of the pin is singular and collinear with the picture-engaging portion of the pin. In another embodiment, the wall-engaging portion of the pin is doubled to form a pair of wall-engaging portions that straddle, and are parallel to, the picture-engaging portion of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Alan Lamotta
  • Publication number: 20080173778
    Abstract: A wall furniture mounting device includes an elongated mounting rail having a wall anchor plate, with a plurality of apertures, a hook section, and a support section. The plurality of apertures is configured into a pattern so that each aperture is uniquely identifiable quickly via visual inspection. The pattern repeats along the mounting rail at an interval equal to the distance between wall studs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: John J. Mertens
  • Patent number: 7387287
    Abstract: A fixing device which can be fixed to a surface such as a ceiling and receive a perforated section comprises a plate for fixing it to the surface and a support for receiving the perforated section. The support has a wall substantially perpendicular to the plate and at least two claws with the same orientation which cooperate with corresponding perforations of the perforated section. The wall includes a precut locking lug which can be bent into another perforation and cooperate with an edge of that perforation to immobilize the perforated section against movement in translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: I.C.M. Group
    Inventors: Roland Boltz, Stéphane Quertelet
  • Patent number: 7374141
    Abstract: A clip including two plates that preferably are substantially parallel, a spacer that connects the plates and that holds the plates apart by a gap, and at least one part of a hook-and-loop fastener attached to at least one of the plates opposite the other of the plates. Also, a clip including a plate, one or more structures for fastening the plate to an object, and at least one part of a hook-and-loop fastener attached to the plate. In addition, a method of using such clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: David Holden
  • Patent number: 7341229
    Abstract: A spindle supporting assembly includes a pair of brackets each removably positioned on one of a pair of studs. The studs are spaced from each other. Each of the brackets has one of a pair of arms attached thereto. The arms extend outwardly from one of the studs and are orientated parallel to each other. Each of the arms has an upper edge having a notch therein. The spindle is extended through a reel of wire and positioned in and extended between the notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Francis T. Flowers
  • Patent number: 7320452
    Abstract: An adjustable rail-hanging apparatus comprises a main body and a limit device, wherein a hooking part for hooking an aluminum extrusion hanging board is mounted on the upper end of the main body. First screw holes to be inserted by first locking devices are formed on both sides of the main body and guiding grooves are oppositely formed on both sides of the lower end of the main body respectively for movably holding the limit device. A hooking notch is formed on each holding part of the limit device. The adjustable limit device is movably shifted up and down by disposing second locking devices in the guiding grooves and holding the aluminum extrusion hanging board by the hooking notch and the hooking part on the upper end of the main body cooperatively. Consequently, the movable limit device is suitable for aluminum extrusion hanging board with various rail gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Hoolin Research Company Limited
    Inventor: Wen-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 7318568
    Abstract: A device is for releasably mounting a bundle of bags on a wall. The device has a wall-mounted suspension fitting. One rear major surface of the bag bundle is connected to a sheet which is parallel with said bundle and which is adapted for releasably co-action with the fitting. The bags are releasably connected to said sheet at there respective opening regions. The sheet has an opening midway of its width and the fitting has upwardly directed clip-finger that includes in an upper portion of its side facing towards the wall a projection that can be received in the opening in the sheet. The projection has two vertically separated oblique surfaces which are mutually convergent in a direction towards said wall for co-action with the upper and lower edges of the sheet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Tony Barouta
  • Patent number: 7311290
    Abstract: A kit of components for constructing and installing an awning and light support system to provide sun and weather protection to a window or door of a structure. Included therein are a pair of uniquely constructed bracket members having an L-shaped configuration with the respective free ends of the legs termination in an angled L-shape configuration, where the latter are used to removably secure an awning spar to support the awning material. Additionally, the bracket member includes a short horizontal arm, projecting from a first leg of the bracket member within the plane of the bracket member, from which may be secured a lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Michael S. Barnes
  • Patent number: 7290362
    Abstract: A display provides a sign panel for use in displaying a sign. Pairs of first and second feet preferably extend downwardly from the sign panel and provide an adjustable width channel for connecting to a tailgate of a vehicle. A sign is supported by the sign panel and first and second shaft connectors receive a shaft having an ornament connected thereto, such as a flag or shaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: William Leonard Passmore
  • Patent number: 7252274
    Abstract: A clamping device for stainless steel sinks having rolled rim edges used for suspension of weighted items from a sink's rolled rim edge for better organization around the sink work area comprising, a hanger bracket, a compression gib, and a fastening means. The hanger bracket is further defined by a front having an elongated vertical slot, a supporting member, and a crispate top. The compression gib includes a generally horizontally disposed bracing arm having an integral arm which extends upwardly and vertically in relation to the bracing arm. The integral arm further has an elongated vertical slot which extends the length along a longitudinal axis. Attached to the upper most portion of the integral arm is a crispate top which is substantially identical in configuration and shape, to the arcuate portion of the underside of the rolled rim sink to which it is attached. The fastening means is received by the slots of the hanger bracket and gib and detachably holds the device together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventor: Russell H. Brannen
  • Patent number: 7231990
    Abstract: The limit structure for the hook of the pneumatic tool, and the area that is preset on the pneumatic tool has a cylinder hook assembly part that can be covered by a loop cover of the hook. A ring groove is placed on the circumferential area of the hook assembly part, and radial through holes are located at two radial spaced locations on the loop cover, so the center line of the through hole can pin through the ring groove. The through fixer goes through the radial through hole and through the corresponding ring groove, and the hook reaches the combination of limit state that is rotatable by locking the middle of these two through fixers in the ring groove. With this structure, it helps the limit structure for the hook of the pneumatic tool to achieve practical effects of simpler production and more convenient assembling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Basso Industry Corp.
    Inventor: Chun-Chi Lai
  • Patent number: 7201355
    Abstract: A support bracket for hanging differently sized buckets comprises a bracket body which can be secured to a vertical support surface such as a wall. The bracket body includes a lip that forms an upwardly facing hook that hooks into a downwardly facing channel on the rim of the bucket. The bracket body includes fixed upper and lower seats for receiving the pivotal bail on the bucket. The pivotal bail of a larger bucket will be received in the upper seat and the pivotal bail of a smaller bucket will be received in the lower seat when the rim channel of the bucket is hung on the lip. A pin retains the pivotal bail of the bucket in whatever seat holds the bail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Miller Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Jerry J. Zien, Nathan J. Friberg
  • Patent number: 7185864
    Abstract: A door hook including a U-shaped bracket having a top member and front and back sides attached to the top member. The front and back sides are separated by a first distance, which corresponds generally to the thickness of a door over which the door hook is to be placed. A J-hook is attached to the front side, while a spacing member is attached to the back side or top. A hinge element is formed in the back side or top such that the spacing member is pivotable toward a position under the top member. With the spacing member in this position, the spacing member and the front side are separated by a second distance, less than the first distance, which corresponds generally to the thickness of a thinner, second door over which the door hook may be placed. In this manner, the door hook may be easily adjusted to fit over doors having different thickness, such as, for example, exterior and interior doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: William E. Adams
  • 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