Suspended Patents (Class 248/489)
  • Patent number: 11187371
    Abstract: A coupling apparatus is provided. The coupling apparatus includes a first coupling part coupled with a first electronic device, a second coupling part coupled with a second electronic device, and a connecting part coupled with the first coupling part and the second coupling part, respectively, to connect the first coupling part and the second coupling part. A distance between the first coupling part and the second coupling part is adjusted depending on a position where at least one of the first coupling part and the second coupling part is coupled with the connecting part. Other embodiments of the present disclosure are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Pyo Kim, Gyoo Sang Choi, Seong Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11142094
    Abstract: An adapter arrangement (7), fastening a first component (K1) to a second component (K2), includes two adapter elements (7.1, 7.2). The first adapter element (7.1) is configured to be fastened to the first component (K1). The second adapter element (7.2) is configured to be fastened to the second component (K2). The two adapter elements (7.1, 7.2) are positionable in at least two different positions relative to each other and are fastenable to each other. The first adapter element (7.1) is configured as a gear plate (4) for the first component (K1) configured as a an electric drive unit (1) of an adjustment mechanism of a vehicle seat. A method for producing the adapter arrangement (7), a modular system for the adapter arrangement (7), to a drive arrangement (9) and a method for the production thereof, and a vehicle seat (10) are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Keiper Seating Mechanisms Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oliver Kuntz, Christoph Hackmann, Michael Berres
  • Patent number: 11134799
    Abstract: A snap fastener set has at least one female socket element that is secured to solid surface and at least one stud, that is affixed to an object, that has a hemispherical end that inserts within the at least one female socket. The at least one hemispherical end that has an apex that is conically shaped that is used to mark an indentation on the solid surface in which the female socket element will be secured. The snap fastener set is used to hang pictures, mirrors or object on solid surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Gabriel Mendezmonsanto
  • Patent number: 11060660
    Abstract: A display mounting bracket includes a horizontal mounting arm and a mounting plate and first and second vertical mounting arms attached to the horizontal mounting arm. The first and second vertical mounting arms are movable and positionable at multiple positions along a longitudinal axis of the horizontal mounting arm and have display brackets attached to opposite ends of the first and second vertical mounting arms. A first compression pad is movably secured to the first vertical mounting arm and a second compression pad is movably secured to the second vertical mounting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CKnapp Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Micah Fehr, Brandon Meyer
  • Patent number: 11002027
    Abstract: A stacking clip suitable for use with a concrete forming system having one or more frame elements having one or more ribs formed on a rail. The stacking clip allows an extension component to be coupled to the stacking clip and to hence extend the height or the width of the frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Titcomb Brothers Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Titcomb, Ted Titcomb
  • Patent number: 10952508
    Abstract: A device to attractively cover the head of a nail or screw used to hang pictures and other items on a wall. The device has an attractive cover, a button cover attached to the back of the attractive cover, with a rotatable clasp section that can removably secure the head of a nail, screw, pin or other item. The button cover also has a magnet attached to its inside which helps secure the head of the screw, nail or pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Sarah Barrah
  • Patent number: 10816031
    Abstract: A swivel hanger system includes an anchor member with an anchor head disposed at an end of the anchor member and an elongated body, where at least a portion of the elongated body is configured to be inserted into a support member when the system is connected with the support member. The system also includes a swivel member with an open end extending to a hollow interior of the swivel member, where the open end is configured to rotatably couple with the anchor head such that the anchor head is located within the hollow interior and the elongated body extends through the swivel member open end. The system further includes a stop structure to limit an insertion distance at which the anchor member is inserted into the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Donald K. Blaess, Adam P. Bauer, Mark Theismann
  • Patent number: 10724677
    Abstract: An anchor assembly for hanging an object on a wall includes a first anchor component and a second anchor component. The first anchor component includes a base having front, back, top, bottom, left and right sides, and at least one wall penetrating retainer extending from the base and having a wall penetrating extent that protrudes rearwardly of the base and has a downwardly curved configuration. The second anchor component includes a base having front, back, top, bottom, left and right sides, at least one wall penetrating retainer extending from the base of the second anchor component and having a wall penetrating extent that protrudes rearwardly of the base of the second anchor component and has a curved configuration. The second anchor component is pivotably associated with the first anchor component for movement between an anchoring orientation and a non-anchoring orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THE HILLMAN GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Gary E. Will, Byron K. Grice, Dale G. Malott, Ryan Hamblin
  • Patent number: 10675737
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of reveal architectural panels and a tool or clamp for assembly thereof. The apparatus and method replace prior art assembly methods and fasteners with adhesives and a dedicated particularly designed clamp to facilitate assembly. The frame members are modified to facilitate assembly with adhesive sealants and removal of mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Axiom Construction and Consulting LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Koetje
  • Patent number: 10653253
    Abstract: A wall article hanging device uses a plate having at least one prong, a bent configuration, and a keyhole opening to allow the wall article hanging device to be easily attached to from a wall article using a screw protruding from a back of the wall article and removed without having to remove the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Renny H. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10648124
    Abstract: A lid assembly (10) for a washing machine having a frame (2, 3) and top section (1) made of a glass material attached to the frame. The lid assembly has at least one elastic member provided between the underside of the top section and the upper side of the frame in a central area of the top section. The lid assembly reduces the risk for damaging the glass top section, such that there will be a reduced risk of breaking the glass if the lid suffers from a heavy impact. Also there is a reduced risk of scratching the glass material from underneath since the glass top section is cushioned against the supporting frame underneath at a central area of the glass top section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Thailand Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chatchawan Khamprachom, Pankaj Jadhav, Worawoot Kongpisootpaisahn, Suttipong Thongklom
  • Patent number: 10495290
    Abstract: A roofing edge hanger for decorative lights is provided. The roofing edge hanger includes a substantially planar body adapted to lie flat against a roof, a support arm lying on a first plane that intersects a second plane at an angle, wherein the second plane is parallel to the body, wherein the support arm divides the body into a roof portion and a hook portion, wherein the support arm is attached to the body; and a plurality of hooks extending from the hook portion of the body, wherein the hooks are formed from a plurality of perforations of the body. The hanger is held in place between a roof and the shingles of the roof and provides a mounting surface and hooks for hanging up or mounting objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Shawn Michael Genenbacher
  • Patent number: 10213018
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shower corner shelf installation tool that includes a first and second arm that are pivotally connected to one other and are configured to support a shower corner shelf thereon when the shower corner shelf installation tool is in use, the first and second arms each have an upper sidewall connected to a lower sidewall by an outer sidewall positioned there between; anchor members protruding from the outer side wall of each arm that are configured to grip a shower corner to temporarily affix the shower corner shelf installation tool thereto while in use; leveling members extending above the first and second arm that are independently configured to selectively adjust the shower corner shelf during installation; and a tensioning member configured to extend between the first and second arm and apply force to the first and second arms and anchor members while the shower corner shelf installation tool is in use to temporarily affix the shower corner shelf installation tool to shower corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: William Joseph Karins, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10213905
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of reveal architectural panels and a tool or clamp for assembly thereof. The apparatus and method replace prior art assembly methods and fasteners with adhesives and a dedicated particularly designed clamp to facilitate assembly. The frame members are modified to facilitate assembly with adhesive sealants and removal of mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Axiom Construction And Consulting LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Koetje
  • Patent number: 9936827
    Abstract: A frame which has a wire extending across a rear of the frame is hung on a wall by an integral flexible spring member shaped to define a center mounting plate fastened to lie flat on the wall and a spring strap standing at right angles to the plate with a pair of arms each extending outwardly from the mounting plate along the wall to a respective side of the mounting plate. The arms receive and locate the wire extending along the arms and depending from ends of the arms to the sides of the frame. The arms can flex and the arms allow longitudinal movement of the wire along the arms to allow movement of the frame side to side relative to the mounting plate. A stiffening rod can be inserted onto the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Laurence Davies
  • Patent number: 9826845
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for hanging objects on a supporting wall includes a bracket with an outwardly extending shelf for supporting engagement with the object. A flange extends upwardly from the bracket and is secured by a fastener to the object. A marking device is removably mounted in an aperture formed in the bracket and has a sharp marking element extending therefrom. After the bracket is attached to the object by the fasteners and the marking element is positioned in the aperture, the object is pressed against the supporting wall at the desired hanging location whereupon the marking element marks the wall at the correct location for installing the hanging hardware. After the hanging hardware is installed at the marked locations, it is subsequently received in the bracket aperture after the marking element is removed therefrom to hang the object on the hanging hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: UNDER THE ROOF DECORATING INC.
    Inventors: Kelly R. Krake, Liette Tousignant, Michael Kurtz
  • Patent number: 9775450
    Abstract: An anchor assembly for hanging an object on a wall includes a first anchor component and a second anchor component. The second anchor component is pivotably associated with the first anchor component for movement between an anchoring orientation and a non-anchoring orientation to enable staged installation of the anchor assembly into a wall. At least one wall penetrating retainer extends from each of the first and second anchor components. When the second anchor component is in the anchoring orientation a curved configuration of the wall penetrating extent of the retainer of the second anchor component opposes a curved configuration of the wall penetrating extent of the retainer of the first anchor component to form a jaw-type arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: THE HILLMAN GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Gary E. Will, Byron K. Grice, Dale G. Malott
  • Patent number: 9765923
    Abstract: A mount for mounting an electronic display on a wall includes a latch whereby the display interface portion of the mount can be selectively engaged and disengaged from the wall interface portion. The latch provides a positive visual and/or audible indication of when the mount is fully engaged. The mount may include a wall interface adapted to be secured to a wall or similar structure, and a display interface adapted to be secured to an electronic display. The wall interface generally includes a plurality of pairs of angled slots, each pair of angled slots having a different angle than the other pairs. The slots are adapted to receive fasteners which secure the wall interface to the wall, as well as enable adjustment of the tilt of the bracket so as to ensure the bracket is level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Skull, Robert Hagen, Ben Streiff
  • Patent number: 9714674
    Abstract: A fastener adapted to be mounted through an aperture of a wall has an inner stud, a spiral structure, and an outer fastener. The inner stud is sized to fit through the aperture of the wall and hold the spiral structure. The outer fastener engages the inner stud to compress the spiral structure into a washer-like structure, which supports the fastener on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Rosebrugh
  • Patent number: 9574596
    Abstract: A self-locking device with continuous locking positions includes a housing with an internal cavity, a wall of the cavity including a first frictional contact face and a fourth frictional contact face; a locking member with a second frictional contact face and a third frictional contact face, which is movable in the cavity, with the second and third frictional contact faces facing the first and fourth frictional contact faces, respectively; and a first lock block and a second lock block, with the first lock block being arranged between and contacting with the first and second frictional contact faces, and the second lock block being arranged between and contacting with the third and fourth frictional contact faces. The first and second lock blocks allow the locking member to be movable with respect to the housing in a first direction but locked in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Lixin Zhou
  • Patent number: 9498073
    Abstract: Presented is a device for hanging a picture frame in the corner of a room, with a wall attachment bracket, and a tensioning device for pressing the picture frame into contact with the walls of the corner. The tensioning device can be an elastic tubing, a retracting reel, or a cord with a tightening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Micah Monroe Argyle
  • Patent number: 9261229
    Abstract: A device to hang articles includes a base defining a generally flat body to engage a mounting surface and a hook protruding therefrom to hang an article. The device also includes a bracket pivotally attached to the base at a proximal end of the bracket and a piercing arm extending from a distal end of the bracket. Also, the bracket is adapted to pivot between a first position relative to the base where the piercing arm is retracted from the mounting surface, and a second position relative to the base where the piercing arm is inserted into the mounting surface to retain the device thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Adam Callif, Jessina Collins, Benjamin McDonald, James Leroy Daniels
  • Patent number: 9080713
    Abstract: A mounting system includes a mounting rail, a mounting rail receiving mechanism configured to selectively receive the mounting rail and to attach to a vertical surface, and a mounting tab configured to attach to a rear of a flat panel electronic device and positionable along the mounting rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Lucas, Patrick Leonard Plehn, Robert W. Fluhrer, George Runger
  • Patent number: 9038982
    Abstract: A device is provided for hanging a frame member against a wall includes a crossbar and first and second vertical arms oriented perpendicular to the crossbar. The crossbar has a longitudinal track and a leveling bubble. The first and second vertical arms each have a linear track that extends along the length, and a marker on the rearward surface thereof. The vertical arms are retained to the crossbar by knuckles having a guide for slideably engaging the linear track of the vertical arms and the first vertical arms are retained perpendicular to the crossbar and are longitudinally moveable perpendicular to the linear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Marks
  • Patent number: 8925227
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a display backplane and an LCD device. The display backplane comprises multiple supporting brackets and a connecting slot, wherein, the connecting slot comprises a sliding slot and a protruding platform, and the protruding platform is sliding held in the sliding slot, and at least two of the brackets can rotate relatively about a first rotation axis perpendicular to the plane of the display backplane. After rotation, the display backplane formed by the brackets is smaller in volume such that it can reduce the volume occupied by the packing and shipping during transportation process of the display backplane in order to reduce the packing and shipping cost during transportation process of the display backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yi-cheng Kuo, Yu-chun Hsiao, Chengwen Que, Pangling Zhang, Dehua Li
  • Patent number: 8864095
    Abstract: A device is provided for hanging a frame member against a wall includes a crossbar and first and second vertical arms oriented perpendicular to the crossbar. The crossbar has a longitudinal track and a leveling bubble. The first and second vertical arms each have a linear track that extends along the length, and a marker on the rearward surface thereof. The vertical arms are retained to the crossbar by knuckles having a guide for slideably engaging the linear track of the vertical arms and the first vertical arms are retained perpendicular to the crossbar and are longitudinally moveable perpendicular to the linear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Marks
  • Patent number: 8851440
    Abstract: A releasable hanging system having a loop fastener component and a hook fastener component. The loop fastener component includes a flexible patch carrying a field of engageable fibers exposed on a front side of the patch and an adhesive on a back side of the patch. The hook fastener component includes a resin base carrying an array of male touch fastener elements. A significant majority of the male touch fastener elements each extend from the base to a distal tip to overhang the base in a single, common direction. The fastening system can be used to hang an object on a vertical surface such that the male touch fastener elements of the significant majority bear the weight of the object in a downward direction, and such that the significant majority of the male touch fastener elements are oriented so as not to inhibit lifting of the object in an upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Bob Yusuo Chang, Peter J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 8820696
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for a picture hanging device for mounting a picture to a retention member engaged to a wall that includes a tube having a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion of the tube is designed to receive a retention member mounted to a wall, the top portion of the tube extends into the air for correctly aligning the picture on the retention member and contains a protective cap, whereby a hanging mechanism engaged to the picture is positioned about the tube and is slid down the tube for engagement to the retention member and the tube is positioned within the center of the picture for correctly aligning the picture on the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Rustam N. Wadia
  • Patent number: 8814124
    Abstract: A system for securing a maintaining an article, such as a picture frame, in a desired position on a vertical surface, such as a wall, is disclosed. The system comprises a first bracket and a second bracket. The first bracket has a first part of a pivot and includes at least one projecting nub. The second bracket has a second part of the pivot and at least one divot that are each cooperative with one of the at least one projecting nubs. In use, the first and second brackets are each fixed to either a rear surface of the article proximate a top edge thereof, or to the vertical surface. Each nub of the first bracket engages the cooperative divot of the second bracket when the article is in the desired position on the vertical surface. When jarred, the article pivots back and forth about the pivot until each nub becomes re-engaged with its cooperative divot, by gravity, to bring the article back into the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Vladimir Vayntraub
  • Patent number: 8807499
    Abstract: A wall plaque and its method of attachment to a load and to a wall is provided. A decorative glass plate has first and second pairs of apertures. A bushing is loosely seated in each aperture. The load is placed against the front surface of the glass plate and overlaps the apertures. A hanger seats against the first pair of bushings and is attached to the load by fasteners which extend through the hanger and bushings and into the load. A spacer seats against the second pair of bushings and is attached to the load by fasteners which extend through the spacer and bushings into the load. An anchor is mounted to the wall where the load is to be hung. After the load is assembled with the glass plate, the hanger seats on the anchor to easily mount the load onto the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Bartley Neil Ripke
  • Patent number: 8807509
    Abstract: The invention provides a securing device for use in securing an object to a supporting surface, and/or for restraining an object relative to a supporting surface. The securing device includes a base (20) having a loading region (28) to which a force is applied by the object. The securing device also includes a first securing member (30) and a second securing member (50) for securing the base to the supporting surface, the base (20) pivotably engaging the first securing member (30) in order for the base to be able to transmit a force to the first securing member substantially without inducing a moment about the first securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Inventeq Technologies
    Inventor: Adriaan Retief Swanepoel
  • Patent number: 8787007
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for mounting an appliance behind a flat panel display having VESA-FDMI holes, comprising: —a mount board (40) provided with a first connection element with which the mount board is connectable to the display via the VESA-FDMI holes; —a support element connectable to the mount board and comprising a support portion having open ends for supporting the appliance thereon; and —an adjustable fastening element connectable to the mount board for fastening the appliance against the mount board, wherein the mount board (40) is connectable to a further mount board of the same type (40?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: AVCI
    Inventor: Herbert Stokman
  • Patent number: 8757568
    Abstract: A wall mount assembly includes a first engagement member and a second engagement member. The first engagement member includes a slide structure and two positioning indentations oppositely disposed relative to the slide structure. The second engagement member includes a slider and two positioning bosses oppositely disposed relative to the slider. The first engagement member and the second engagement member are capable of being correspondingly disposed on an object and a wall. When the slider enters the slide structure from an entrance of the slide structure and is confined to slide relative to the slide structure so as to be blocked at a stop position of the slide structure, the two positioning bosses are embedded in the two positioning indentations respectively so that the object can be fixed on the wall stably. Therefore, the wall mount assembly simplifies the wall-mount operation of the object and provides a stable wall-mount effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ming-Tsung Ko
  • Patent number: 8740171
    Abstract: A hanging system having a panel with a front and back surface, wherein an adhesive component is on the front surface, and a pin on the back surface, the pin extends outwardly from the back surface at an angle with respect to the back surface, the angle being between about 50 to 80 degrees, the pin has an outer end, wherein the outer end is pointed so as to allow for a puncturing effect when pressed into a wall material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Philip J. Crescenzo
  • Patent number: 8720844
    Abstract: A structure is provided for coupling items such as signs, birdhouses and cameras to a fixed support structure is disclosed. Various mechanisms for attachment to a variety of supporting structures are described. The structure firmly holds an item in place, and the structure is capable of secure attachment to a variety of supporting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony J. Westimayer, Monroe A Aubry
  • Patent number: 8708303
    Abstract: A device for hanging an object on a vertical structure, such as a framed picture or painting on a wall. The device comprises a body having a planar portion that lies in a plane defining a first direction and a second direction transverse to the first direction. A plurality of openings are present in the planar portion, and the openings are arranged in a two-dimensional pattern so that each opening is offset in the first and second directions from at least a second of the openings. The device further includes a feature for securing the body to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Herbert Mark Bigelow
  • Patent number: 8695936
    Abstract: A supporting device to a display apparatus to prevent a wire from separating from a wire hanger. The supporting device to fix the display apparatus to a wall includes a wire part coupled to the display apparatus, a wire hanger mounted to the wall, the wire hanger to hang the wire part on the wall, and a separation protector provided at the wire hanger, the separation protector serving to prevent the wire part from separating from the wire hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo Park, Boo Keun Yoon, Sang Hak Kim, Jin Sung Kim, Woo Sung In
  • Patent number: 8690113
    Abstract: An adjustable affixation point apparatus comprising an anchor means for providing secure engagement with a wall; a fastener adapted to releasably engage the anchor means and to retain an extension arm between the head and the wall; the extension arm having a channel adapted to slidingly receive the fastener; at least one engagement means for enhancing the frictional contact among the members; a hanger attached to the distal end providing an affixation point which can be mounted into a wall near a desired location, then a sliding and rotational action of the extension arm relative to the allows a user to adjust the hangar to any point within a 360 degree radius and extending outwardly to any point along the length of the arm and to fix the hanger in a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jurgen Wright, Shannon Wright, Scott King, Corey King
  • Patent number: 8672280
    Abstract: A system for supporting a display arrangement from an overhead support, comprising: an elongated support rail having an elongated open upper channel for receipt of an overhead support member; an elongated lower channel for receipt of a lower display support member; and an elongated middle channel disposed between the upper channel and the lower channel for aligned, guided and captured receipt of an elongated connector member to permit the connection to an adjacent elongated support rail or track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, David E. Pitcher, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8646197
    Abstract: A system is provided for hanging an overhead sign from a ceiling. The system includes an elongated member, a connector member, and a fastening mechanism. The elongated member includes an elongated portion and a set of two nodes formed on opposing ends of the elongated portion. A first node is configured to be coupled to the overhead sign. The connector member includes a hook, an extended portion, and a disk. The extended portion defines a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The hook extends from the first end of the extended portion and is coupled to the second node. The disk extends radially outwardly from the second end of the extended portion for rotatable attachment to the ceiling. The fastening mechanism is inserted through the second node and the hook of the connector member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Amy M. Bacskai, Daniel Golke
  • Patent number: 8641001
    Abstract: A wall hanging system is provided for mounting of heavy, high cantilever load objects to an upright wall, such as a big game trophy comprising a backer board with a central opening. The system includes a bracket secured to the rear face of backer board and having a forwardly extending housing. The housing includes an arcuate, inclined, hanging wall section defining a mounting recess. The system also has a hanger including an inclined, arcuate, upper, support surface, which is received within the recess such that the hanging and support surfaces are disposed in mating engagement throughout a fore-and-aft depth of at least about one-quarter inch, and through an arc of at least about 120°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Travis Heffernon
  • Patent number: 8635758
    Abstract: A method and system of affixing a plaque to a solid surface is provided. The method includes the steps of providing at least one opening in a face of the solid surface and inserting a plaque support into the at least one opening. The plaque support includes a body defining a passageway therethrough and having a first end and a second end. The first end has a flange portion. Further, at least one outer tab member extends radially outward toward the first end and at least one inner tab member extends radially inward toward the second end. The outer tab member engages the solid surface upon insertion of the plaque support into the at least one opening. The method and system further include providing the plaque with at least one installation fastener. The at least one installation fastener is inserted into the passageway of the plaque support, such that the at least one inner tab member engages the at least one installation fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Matthews Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Slepecki, Daniel T. Lenau
  • Patent number: 8590851
    Abstract: A projector lift raises and lowers a projector from the ceiling. The projector lift includes a first mount normally coupled to the ceiling, a second mount supporting the projector, a driver configured to raise and lower the second mount and projector, and a stabilizer extending between the first and second mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Draper, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven E. Enochs
  • Patent number: 8578641
    Abstract: A thin, illuminatable graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail having an elongated first edge and an elongated second edge; an elongated cover rail having an elongated planar portion arranged along one edge thereof, and an elongated “J” shaped portion arranged along a second edge thereof, the elongated cover rail pivotable between an open orientation and a closed graphic or panel restraining position; an elongated receiving channel arranged in the elongated second edge of the base rail, with a biasing member arranged therein, and a fixture support first channel and a fixture support second channel on an outer lower side of the base rail, to enable the illuminable graphic support assembly to be selectively secured to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Pual P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8459606
    Abstract: A display magnetic hanger system provides a hanger support that may be repeatedly attached and removed at desired locations on a structure using a remote installation tool to install the hanger support and to install items for display on the hanger support. The installation of the hanger support is to a pre-installed magnet location marker at the desired location(s) on a structure. The desired location may be out of reach of the user desiring to display an item but the system and display item is easily installed using the long-handled remote installation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Tony Gaspar, Todd Evenson, Gregory Powell
  • Patent number: 8439323
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus for hanging a display device. In one implementation, the apparatus for hanging a display device, includes an upper mount plate suitable for attaching to a flat surface having a left cable extending downward and approximately normal to a longitudinal axis of the upper mount plate and a right cable extending downward and approximately normal to the longitudinal axis of the upper mount plate. In addition, the apparatus further includes a lower mount plate attachable to a back portion of a display device. The left cable is coupled to at least two approximately vertically aligned receiving points on a left portion of the lower mount plate. The right cable is coupled to at least two approximately vertically aligned receiving points on a right portion of the lower mount plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Ka-Chunk LLC
    Inventors: Hyon S. Bae, Gary Curtis Gehrke, William Richardson Jones, III, Ann Laurent Torres
  • Patent number: 8342472
    Abstract: An adjustable wall hanger includes a body including an outer edge that defines a web. An adjustment feature is formed in the web. The adjustment feature includes a plurality of adjustment zones that define a corresponding plurality of orientation positions for the body. The adjustable wall hanger being selectively positionable to support an object on a wall in one of the plurality of orientation positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gaudron, Jacob Olsen
  • Patent number: 8336843
    Abstract: An attachment device useful with suspended ceiling systems is provided. In disclosed embodiments, the device comprises a clip that matingly engages a bulb of a ceiling grid tee. The device may include a reinforcing sleeve and can be used to increase the load carrying capacity of suspended ceiling systems while providing a simple, quick method of attaching the suspended ceiling grid to the true ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: USG Interiors, LLC
    Inventors: Peder Gulbrandsen, Abraham M. Underkofler, Mark R. Paulsen
  • Publication number: 20120305737
    Abstract: A method for fastening items (2) such as posters, photos or banners, which in the edge for hanging have a poster hanging bar or rail (3) manufactured from a magnetic material, to an object such as a poster roll up unit (15), which is provided with one or more magnets (5) to which the rail (3) can be connected, the magnets (5) being placed in a recess in relation to the object's surface. Poster roll up units (15) are provided with built in magnets (5) for fastening and fixing items (2) by magnetic connection between the magnets (5) and the rail (3), mounted in the item's (2) edge for hanging. Items such as posters are simply, inexpensively and efficiently mounted and fastened to objects such as poster roll up units (15), without safety risks and requirements for space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: TP Holding Hadsund ApS
    Inventor: Tomas Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8205844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved connector assembly for attaching objects to supports. The connector assembly has both a male connector and a female connector capable of being removably attached to each other. The male connector includes an engagement portion that extends from a contact surface and a support structure for attaching to an accessory. The female connector includes a hooked portion that extends from a female contact surface and receives the engagement portion of the male connector. Once connected, the male contact surface and the female contact surface may contact each other. The female connector may be attached to a structure, such as a wall, a free standing structure, or other attachment structure. Further, the male connector may be connected at various locations along the female connector, providing flexibility to attach the male connector at more than one location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Steffens Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Erickson, Charles J. Steffens