Slidable Patents (Class 248/307)
  • Patent number: 9400144
    Abstract: A heat exchange fill apparatus for use with a cooling tower that employs a support frame assembly. The heat exchange fill apparatus has a media fill pack that includes a fill pack media modules wherein a stake, prevents the modules from shifting with respect to one another. The modules are installed in a cooling tower of the like via a hanging fill support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall W. Powell, Duane Krehbiel, Jeff McMillan, Paul Hink, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Patent number: 8875500
    Abstract: A mounting foot for mounting an after-treatment component to a frame is disclosed. The mounting foot may have a pad connectable to the frame. The mounting foot may also have a slider slidably connected to the pad. In addition, the mounting foot may have a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket may have a first end connectable to the after-treatment component and a second end connected to the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Bednarz, Satyajit Gowda
  • 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: 8770532
    Abstract: A cable retaining ring includes a base having at least one mounting opening or at least one mounting projection for connecting the cable retaining ring to a cable support tray, an elongate interior defining a cable retention region, a gap through the ring for allowing a cable to be placed into or removed from the interior, and a slide mounted on the ring and shiftable between a first position substantially blocking the gap to prevent the cable from being placed into or removed from the interior and a second position unblocking the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Gil Ruiz, Jony Liu
  • Patent number: 8746644
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging an article from a door. In one aspect, the inventive apparatus can comprise a mounting system that can be used to hang a mirror, piece of art, or other flat article that is positioned within a frame to a door without the need for a screw driver or any other tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew S. Kressin
  • Patent number: 8534627
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging an article from a door. In one aspect, the invention can be a frame comprising first and second channels in a rear surface of the frame; a first and second mounting plate, each of which comprises a first, second and third edge and a vertical axis; the first mounting plate secured to the rear surface of the frame so that the first channel is coextensive with the vertical axis of the first mounting plate and the second mounting plate secured to the rear of the frame so that the second channel is coextensive with the vertical axis of the second mounting plate; a bracket assembly comprising a first pair of vertically aligned hooks and a second pair of vertically aligned hooks; and wherein the first and second pairs of hooks of the bracket assembly extend into the first and second channels, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew S. Kressin
  • Publication number: 20130233992
    Abstract: An adjustable wall hanger includes (1) an elongated bracket with a front surface including markings and a rear surface including serrations, (2) mounting members near each end of the elongated bracket, (3) an elongated slot, (4) a hook assembly including a hook member secured by a hook fastener, including a hook portion distal from a clamp portion including a planar section, jaws, and a cam, and the hook fastener includes a base with a post, serrated teeth, and lugs extending from the post, the post including detents between the base and lugs, wherein closed configuration includes the hook member against the front surface to lock the hook assembly in position, and open configuration includes the planar surface against the front surface so that the hook assembly is movable, and the lugs fit within the jaws to secure the hook member to the fastener and to the elongated bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Laura Darré, Kathryn Pisciotta
  • Patent number: 8511485
    Abstract: A display rack that permits a vendor of goods to display goods for sale in an advantageous way, that permits maximizing the number of items that can be displayed in a fixed linear space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Alltrade Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Hector R. Hernandez, Paul Carbajal
  • Patent number: 8424825
    Abstract: An adjustable holder for an electronic device includes four pivotally attached telescopic arms. The left, right and bottom telescopic arms include an elongated sleeve and an extendable arm that moves in and out of the sleeve. Each extendable arm has a forward projecting fin with a raised edge. The top telescopic arm includes a top elongated sleeve, a secondary sleeve and an extendable hook arm. In use, the arms are rotated and extended to fit the length and width of an electronic device, which can then be cradled between the left, right and bottom fins. The hook arm is used to suspend the electronic device from any suitable fixture and a tilt arm is used to adjust the viewing angle of the cradled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Eddie Somuah
  • Patent number: 8103321
    Abstract: An exemplary sliding mechanism (10) includes a main plate (11), a slide plate (12) slidably connected to the main plate (11), and a linkage module positioned between the main plate (11) and the slide plate (12). The linkage module includes an elastic member (15) and a guiding shaft (17). The elastic member (15) is sleeved on the guiding shaft (17). Two ends of the guiding shaft (17) is rotatably connected to the main plate (11) and the slide plate (12) respectively. The elastic member (15) is configured for driving the slide plate (12) and enabling the slide plate (12) to slide along the main plate (11) after the slide plate (12) is manually moved to a predetermined position with respect to the main plate (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Li, Jin-Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 8083202
    Abstract: An attachable hanging hook for removably hanging a carrying bag from an upper edge of a vertical support surface or from an edge of a horizontal support surface includes a pair of hooks and a central joint. A first hook is pivotably movable about the joint and a second hook is rotatably movable about the joint. Depending upon the orientation of the hooks relative to one another, the carrying bag can be securely suspended from a horizontal support or a vertical support. The joint also allows the hooks to be collapsibly folded onto one another for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Laura L. Hutchison
  • Patent number: 8047492
    Abstract: A hanger includes a body member including two hanging ends, a pivoted portion between the hanging ends and two slide rails provided between the pivoted portion and hanging ends respectively. A fastener unit is coupled to the pivoted portion for positioning the body member in a horizontal direction. Two slide members are respectively slideably disposed on the slide rails, with each slide member including a first receiving groove inserted by the related slide rail and a second receiving groove. Two hook members are pivotally coupled to the slide members respectively, with a longitudinal direction of each hook member being perpendicular to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis H. Wang
  • Patent number: 8028966
    Abstract: A hanger device includes an open-back metal housing having two sidewalls formed with a notch each, and a hook connected to a bottom thereof; a plastic seat embedded in the metal housing and having a transverse recess; a release control element vertically slidably connected to the plastic seat; and at least one tension spring located between the release control element and the plastic seat. The notches have outward and downward inclined upper edges and a vertical sectional shape the same as the recess. The hanger device can be firmly attached to a horizontal rail with the inclined upper edges of the notches tightly hooked to a rearward and downward inclined upper end surface of the horizontal rail and a projected block on a top of the release control element upward pushed by the tension spring into an open-bottomed channel at a lower end surface of the horizontal rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Protrend Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Chen
  • Patent number: 7992833
    Abstract: An adjustable hanger device includes an adjustable mounting bracket that may be sized for mounting the hanger to support members of various dimensions. The hanger device has a composite structure including both metallic and polymeric components. The mounting bracket is formed of primarily metallic components to provide adequate hang strength, and a thin profile for use in so-called over-the-door hanger devices supported on the top edge of a door below the lintel or frame member when the door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Spectrum Diversified Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon H. Goodman, Omer I. Sazir
  • Publication number: 20110168858
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging an object from a wall comprises a generally triangular-shaped frame having a horizontal portion, a vertical portion and cross-member between the vertical and horizontal portions. The vertical portion is configured for attachment to a wall stud. The horizontal portion defines an elongate slot that extends a substantial length of the horizontal portion. A hook member is slideably coupled to the slot and is configured to support a weight of an object suspended therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Paul Mears
  • 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: 7809414
    Abstract: A portable information terminal includes a first casing having a manipulation unit at its surface, a second casing having a display unit at its surface, and a rotation link mechanism linking the first casing and the second casing such that the second casing rotates slidably with respect to the first casing. The rotation link mechanism is configured to allow transition, by one rotating operation, from one to another of a closed state in which the second casing entirely covers the manipulation unit of the first casing and an open state in which the manipulation unit of the first casing is exposed as a result of movement of the second casing that takes an axially symmetric orientation to the center line of the first casing in the open state. Thus, the operation from a closed state up to an open state can all be readily conducted with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunihiro Ohki, Hidenori Takata
  • Patent number: 7748675
    Abstract: An apparatus for increasing the number of utility slots in an awning tube utility track is described. The apparatus comprises a track mount and at least two utility tracks coupled with and parallel to the track mount. In a specific example, each utility track comprises a first opening parallel to the track mount and a second opening orthogonal to the track mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: IF Designs
    Inventors: Dennis P. Nestor, David M. Nestor
  • Patent number: 7740222
    Abstract: A hanging electronic device, for hanging on a H thickness wall, comprises a main body and an adjustable hanging mechanism. The adjustable hanging mechanism for mounting the main body on the wall comprises: at least one cantilever bar and an elastic member. The cantilever bar has a first rod, a second rod, a third rod and an elastic member. The first rod has a rotation axis for the cantilever bar to rotate on the main body, and the second rod is coupled to the first rod. The third rod coupled to the second rod is substantially parallel to the first rod. The elastic member is coupled to the first rod. When the cantilever bar rotates relatively to the main body with a rotation angle ?, the third rod is firmly against the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Xian-Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 7565760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a board that can be used especially as a board for a door in offices or administrative buildings. A base body (1) of said board comprises guiding grooves (2, 3) for an information carrier (4), on two opposing edges thereof, and a cover (5). Clamping slides (15) that can be introduced into a central groove (6) of the base body (1) are used to secure the position of the information carrier (4) and the cover (5), at least one of said slides being provided preferably with at least one display panel (23) that can be pivoted back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: “Durable” Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Patent number: 7523908
    Abstract: A device 10 for supporting and vertically adjusting the position of a picture or other object after the device 10 is secured to a support structure includes a first member 12 having an upper portion 14 that is secured to a wall or similar support structure, and a lower portion having a plurality of horizontally aligned and alternating ridges 42 and parallel arcuate depressions 44 that are adjacent and perpendicular to opposing vertical channels 22. The device further includes a second member 26 that is slidably secured to the first member 12 via skate members 28 inserted in the channels 22 of the first member 12. An annular hanger member 36 is joined to a lower end 38 of the plate portion 34 to removably receive a substantially “D” configured hanger 40 that supports the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Eazypower Corporation
    Inventors: Burton Kozak, Charles Semel
  • Patent number: 7484701
    Abstract: A suspension device can be used to support a musical instrument for display. The suspension device has a holder and a mounting portion. The holder may be a clamp, is able to clamp and hold a musical instrument in position. The mounting portion has a stationary hook and a movable hook. The movable hook is connected with a resilient element that provides a force to pull the movable hook to move toward the stationary hook and therefor engages stably two support bars or support members at any intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: K.H.S. Musical Instrument Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wu-Hong Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7481403
    Abstract: A panel structure capable of being attached with or detached from a supporting stand mainly comprises a base seat installed at a panel, a base plate installed at the upper end of the supporting stand and a sliding mass capable of being slid in the base seat. Whereby, the base plate in an accepting groove of the base seat can directly be pressed and positioned in the accepting groove through the sliding mass so that the panel can be chosen to be assembled with or detached from the supporting stand depending on the place and the requirement if is practically used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Min Hao Yuan
  • Patent number: 7472881
    Abstract: An article hanging system capable of easily changing an exhibit position and an exhibit height of an article such as a goods exhibited in a shop, a hanger and a display shelf comprises a ceiling rail assembly, a wire holder slidably retained to the ceiling rail assembly, a wire hanging down from the wire holder, a gripper fixably attachable at a desired position along the wire, a wire holder attached to a lower end of the wire and a floor rail assembly to which the wire holder is slidably retained. Each of the rail assemblies comprises longitudinal rails extending in a longitudinal direction (the Y-direction) and lateral rails slidable with respect to the longitudinal rail as being spanned between the longitudinal rails. Each of the wire holders are slidable along the lateral rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: A.G.K. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Arakawa
  • Patent number: 7392551
    Abstract: A bathing enclosure has a wall arrangement which supports one or more hanging accessories, such as a towel hook, soap dish and bottle rack. Multiple wall sections are mounted so that their top and bottom edges are spaced apart to create a lateral gap therebetween. The gap permits a hanger end of the accessories to fit up and over the upper edges of the wall sections. The accessories can be slid horizontally in the gap and either extend to the inside or outside of the enclosure. Preferably, adjacent wall sections overlap vertically and tilt backward toward the inside of the enclosure from top to bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventor: Jason T. Lanius
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080023608
    Abstract: A suspension device can be used to support a musical instrument for display. The suspension device has a holder and a mounting portion. The holder may be a clamp, is able to clamp and hold a musical instrument in position. The mounting portion has a stationary hook and a movable hook. The movable hook is connected with a resilient element that provides a force to pull the movable hook to move toward the stationary hook and therefor engages stably two support bars or support members at any intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Wu-Hong Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7246927
    Abstract: A portable light is provided with a hook cylinder assembly which includes a retracting hook rod connected to a rotor assembly. The hook rod and rotor assembly can be rotated and held in position with respect to a remainder of the hook cylinder assembly. A hook located at an end of the hook rod can thus be oriented in a desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Wikle, Nicholas E. Achterberg, William J. Robinson, Lindsay A. Dilley
  • Patent number: 7234671
    Abstract: An adjustable wreath hanger, preferably made of molded plastic, is disclosed herein that preferably comprises a hanger strip attachable to the top of a door or other object and a hook strip that slidably engages the hanger strip to permit selective variation of the distance between a rearwardly facing door hook and a forwardly facing wreath hook. The hanger strip preferably comprises a plurality of forwardly facing detent members into which a tooth projecting rearwardly from an engagement tab on the hook strip can be selectively engaged or disengaged to vary the relative positions of the two strips, thereby effectively elongating the length of the wreath hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Emerald Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew G. Avinger
  • Patent number: 7152838
    Abstract: An RV hook hanger to be used to display items from an awning roller rail. The RV hook hanger includes a top portion that has a substantially cylindrical cross section, mounted on a planar body. The top portion is provided to be accepted by the retainer channel on an awning roller rail. The planar body is attached to a bottom portion of the RV hook hanger. The bottom portion has a hook shaped end for receiving various types of attachments such as signs, lights or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: James Earl Taulbee
  • Patent number: 7137172
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a hanger for guiding an element suspended from a rail so that the element can be moved back and forth. To create a hanger which forms a compact and visually attractive unit and which occupies the least possible amount of space without sacrificing the ability to serve various applications and to perform different functions, the hanger has an essentially flat, elongated shape with a middle section between two opposite end area, where the end areas are rounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Hubert Elmer
  • Patent number: 6983853
    Abstract: A modular storage support device supports items suspended above a floor. The device rests upon the floor and comprises a vertical member extending upwardly which has an upper end and a lower end. A base member has a base vertical portion which receives the lower end of the vertical member and a U-shaped portion which is oriented perpendicular to the vertical member. The U-shaped portion has two leg portions extending laterally with respect to the sides thereof Two L-shaped support legs are received in one of the leg portions and extend forward therefrom. A foot portion extends downwardly from each of the L-shaped support legs to rest upon a floor. An L-shaped wall brace is received within the upper end of the vertical member and extends upwardly and then rearwardly from vertical member to engage a vertical wall. One or more supports are slidably secured to the vertical member and the upwardly extending section of the L-shaped wall brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Inventor: Glenn A. Fickett
  • Patent number: 6953177
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided that may be used, for example, by healthcare providers to educate patients and others on one or more particular pharmaceutical products. A promotional apparatus includes a housing, a support member that is configured to support articles suspended therefrom, and a display panel. The support member extends from the housing and is movable between a first position when not supporting an article and a second position when supporting an article. The display panel is operably coupled with the support member and is movable between a retracted, non-visible position within the housing when the support member is in the first position and an extended, visible position when the support member is in the second position. The display panel includes promotional indicia thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason S. Holland
  • Patent number: 6926243
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for holding a cylindrical tank member such as an air tank or other emergency tank particularly used by emergency personnel wherein the tank is easily detachable from the bracket and easily attachable thereto. The mechanism includes a backing plate member mounted to the wall with an upper and lower clamping member extending outwardly therefrom for holding the tank in a tank storage zone spatially disposed from the backing plate member. A restraining device such as a strap is included for holding the tank in the tank storage zone and an ejection device is positioned between the backing plate member and the tank storage zone for ejecting the tank if the restraining mechanism is not properly secured. The restraining means can be operated with one hand while the user's other hand holds the tank in the storage zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Paul Ziaylek, Theodore Ziaylek Jr., Theodore P. Ziaylek
  • Patent number: 6886791
    Abstract: A pair of hangers with padded tapering openings are attachable to a wall in a horizontal alignment to support a sports board therebetween. A spacer mount maintains the opening away from the wall to prevent contact of the board with the wall surface. Padding may be adhered to the sides of the tapered opening or molded on the surfaces. A strap may hang down from each of the pair of hangers with an adjustable loop formed in the strap to hang additional boards. The strap may clip into the hanger with the strap looped over the clip or molded to the clip during the molding process. The strap has a pad on the back side to keep the board in the loop from contacting the wall. A horizontal rail with a front slot may be attached to the wall and the pair of hangers fit adjustably along the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Ross D. Dettorre
  • Patent number: 6857608
    Abstract: An adjustable wreath hanger, preferably made of molded plastic, is disclosed herein that preferably comprises a hanger strip attachable to the top of a door or other object and a hook strip that slidably engages the hanger strip to permit selective variation of the distance between a rearwardly facing door hook and a forwardly facing wreath hook. The hanger strip preferably comprises a plurality of forwardly facing detent members into which a tooth projecting rearwardly from an engagement tab on the hook strip can be selectively engaged or disengaged to vary the relative positions of the two strips, thereby effectively elongating the length of the wreath hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Emerald Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew G. Avinger
  • Publication number: 20040232300
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided that may be used, for example, by healthcare providers to educate patients and others on one or more particular pharmaceutical products. A promotional apparatus includes a housing, a support member that is configured to support articles suspended therefrom, and a display panel. The support member extends from the housing and is movable between a first position when not supporting an article and a second position when supporting an article. The display panel is operably coupled with the support member and is movable between a retracted, non-visible position within the housing when the support member is in the first position and an extended, visible position when the support member is in the second position. The display panel includes promotional indicia thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Jason S. Holland
  • Patent number: 6789773
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided that may be used, for example, by healthcare providers to educate patients and others on one or more particular pharmaceutical products. A promotional apparatus includes a housing, a support member that is configured to support articles suspended therefrom, and a display panel. The support member extends from the housing and is movable between a first position when not supporting an article and a second position when supporting an article. The display panel is operably coupled with the support member and is movable between a retracted, non-visible position within the housing when the support member is in the first position and an extended, visible position when the support member is in the second position. The display panel includes promotional indicia thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason S. Holland
  • Patent number: 6773148
    Abstract: A system for mounting an object on a surface. The system has first and second supports for placement at spaced locations on a surface, and a plurality of modules that are engageable with each other and the first and second supports to define a first spanning section between the first and second supports that is spaced relative to a surface on which the first and second supports are placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: George C. Kasboske
  • Patent number: 6766997
    Abstract: A device for hanging implements comprising a hook member having two straight parallel arms with the first end of each arm joined by an arcuate section and with the opposite end of each arm extending at an angle with respect to its respective arm, and a generally flat base member for joining the hook to the implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Stewart, III
  • Publication number: 20040056163
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided that may be used, for example, by healthcare providers to educate patients and others on one or more particular pharmaceutical products. A promotional apparatus includes a housing, a support member that is configured to support articles suspended therefrom, and a display panel. The support member extends from the housing and is movable between a first position when not supporting an article and a second position when supporting an article. The display panel is operably coupled with the support member and is movable between a retracted, non-visible position within the housing when the support member is in the first position and an extended, visible position when the support member is in the second position. The display panel includes promotional indicia thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventor: Jason S. Holland
  • Patent number: 6651937
    Abstract: An expandable gutter bracket having a gutter support arm is connected to a centrally disposed onto mounting portion, or web, with two spaced apart flanges extending substantially perpendicularly from opposing edges of the mounting portion, in the direction opposite the gutter support arm. The distance between the flanges is selectively provided by the mounting portion to be approximately equal to the thickness of a rafter extension and may be substantially parallel or slightly angled in order to provide a frictional fit on a rafter extension. Various configurations of the mounting portion are provided to select the appropriate thickness, including a plurality of attachments that pass through the gutter support arm and connect to each end of the flanges or two respective halves of a two-piece web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Dennis E. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20030173483
    Abstract: A pot retainer has a retaining member, a first adjusting member, and a second adjusting member extending into the second opening and having a screw extending into the elongated hole to engage with a face of the second adjusting member so as to secure the second adjusting member to the first adjusting member. The engagement of the first adjusting member by the at least one screw which extends into the slit and the engagement of the second adjusting member by the second screw which extends into the elongated hole allows the relative position between the retaining member and the first adjusting member and the first adjusting member and the second adjusting member to change so that the pot retainer is adapted to clamp a laterally extending elongated object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Jui-Ju Yeh
  • Patent number: 6609693
    Abstract: A hanger combination useful for the display of merchandise items has a base plate and a hanger rail. The hanger rail is attached to the base plate such that the hanger rail can be alternatively moved between a retracted hanger rail position wherein the hanger rail is proximal to the base plate and an extended hanger rail position wherein the hanger rail is spaced apart from the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventor: Sau Fong Hui
  • Patent number: 6575416
    Abstract: An adjustable length over-the-door hanger for hanging a wreath or other hanging objects on a door whose length can be adjusted to position the hanging object at the desired height. The hanger is made of two vertical supports that are held together and where the lower vertical support can slide along the upper vertical support to lengthen or shorten the overall length of the hanger. A track on one support is engaged by a finger on the other support thereby allowing the hanger to be locked into any one of a number of fixed positions corresponding to the desired height for the wreath to be hung on the door. This positioning allows the hanger to be easily adjusted while in place on the door. The hanger has a hook that allows it to hang over the top of the door and another hook at the bottom on which the hanging object can be hung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew G. Avinger
  • Patent number: 6536731
    Abstract: A mounting device for motion picture production equipment. The mounting device includes a substantially planar base, a mounting terminus having a longitudinal axis and means for securing the mounting terminus to the base. The mounting terminus is rotatable with respect to the planar base so that the angle established between the longitudinal axis and planar base is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Skyler M. Tegland
  • Patent number: 6422524
    Abstract: A garment hook assembly includes a housing which can be injection molded and includes two halves hinged together for surrounding and receiving a retractable garment hook. The housing halves each include an arcuate slot which align with one another when the housing is folded over the garment hook to a closed position for receiving a pair of laterally extending spaced pins extending from the hook into the arcuate slots of the housing for guiding the translation motion of the garment hook along a nonlinear arcuate path as it extends from and retracts into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Daniel R. Spagnuolo, Ronald C. Perry
  • Patent number: 6260811
    Abstract: A cup holder attachment for holding a beverage container and mounting to the backrests of a pair of adjacent seats in a row of seats. The cup holder attachment includes a base with an upper ring spaced above the base and an elongate support extending between the base and the upper ring to connect them together. Fixed and sliding clips are provided each designed for hooking over a backrest of a seat. The fixed clip is coupled to the upper ring and the sliding clip is slidably mounted to the upper ring to permit slidable positioning of the sliding clip along the upper ring with respect to the location of the fixed clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Inventor: William Scott O'Neil
  • Patent number: 6131864
    Abstract: Holding device, comprising a one-part hook body and a one-part baseplate, the baseplate for the bond with an adhesive strip which releases on pulling being designed such that a grip tab of the adhesive strip protrudes beyond the baseplate, the hook body being designed such that it covers over the baseplate and also the grip tab protruding beyond the latter, characterized in thata) on the baseplate there is a formation, in whichb) at least one spring element is fastened and whichc) has a projection in the collar region, and in thatin the hook body there are formed guides in which the projection of the formation of the baseplate is guided such thata) the hook body and the baseplate are undetachably bonded to each other,b) the hook body is released by a movement parallel to the baseplate from the basic position, in which the hook body is anchored on the baseplate and thereby covers over the baseplate and the grip tab of the adhesive strip, and is displaced parallel to the baseplate andc) the spring element can b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventor: Jorn Schumann
  • Patent number: 6065657
    Abstract: A retractable coat hook assembly comprising a coat hook moveably mounted to a mounting bracket secured to a vehicle roof. The coat hook has a base portion with opposing side walls. A pair of pins extends from each side wall and is received in corresponding grooves in the mounting bracket to rotate the coat hook downwardly about non-fixed rotational axis and translate the coat hook away from the bracket when the coat hook is moved from a retracted to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Lear Donnelly Overhead Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas A. Fischer