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Publication numberUS20070170336 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/338,523
Publication dateJul 26, 2007
Filing dateJan 25, 2006
Priority dateJan 25, 2006
Publication number11338523, 338523, US 2007/0170336 A1, US 2007/170336 A1, US 20070170336 A1, US 20070170336A1, US 2007170336 A1, US 2007170336A1, US-A1-20070170336, US-A1-2007170336, US2007/0170336A1, US2007/170336A1, US20070170336 A1, US20070170336A1, US2007170336 A1, US2007170336A1
InventorsChin-Chu Li
Original AssigneeChin-Chu Li
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hanging support apparatus
US 20070170336 A1
Abstract
A hanging support apparatus has the angle-adjusting function. The hanging support apparatus hangs a device on a wall and includes a base fastened and connected to the wall, and a hanging body fastened and connected to the handed device. The base includes two side walls and a top wall. A plurality of locking elements are located on the top wall. The hanging body includes two side walls, a top wall, and a receiving space located between the side walls and the top wall. A plurality of slots are located on the top wall. The receiving space receives the base. The side walls of the hanging body are pivoted with the side walls of the base. The hanging body uses the pivoting location as a shaft and allows it to rotate. The plurality of locking elements locks the angle between the hanging body and the base via the slots.
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Claims(6)
1. A hanging support apparatus, that hangs a device on a wall, the hanging support apparatus is fastened and connected between the hung device and the wall, comprising:
a base fastened and connected to the wall, wherein the base includes two side walls and a top wall, and there are a plurality of locking elements located on the top wall or the two side walls; and
a hanging body fastened and connected to the device, wherein the hanging body includes two side walls, a top wall, and a receiving space located between the side walls and the top wall, and there are a plurality of slots located on the top wall or the two side walls, wherein the receiving space of the hanging body receives the base, and the side walls of the hanging body are pivoted with the side walls of the base, wherein the hanging body uses the pivoting location as a shaft and allows the shaft to rotate. The plurality of locking elements locks the angle between the hanging body and the base via the slots.
2. The hanging support apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the top wall of the hanging body is stacked and connected with the top wall of the base.
3. The hanging support apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the top wall of the hanging and the top wall of the base have an arc shape.
4. The hanging support apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of the locking elements of the base includes a screw and a rotating-lock nut, and the screw is located on the top wall or the two side walls of the base and corresponds to slots of the hanging body, wherein the screw extends from the slot and is screwed by the rotating-lock nut.
5. The hanging support apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of the side walls of the base has a positioning slot, and there is a rod crossed and connected between the two side walls of the hanging body, the rod is hooked and hung between the two positioning slots and the hanging body uses the rod as a shaft to pivotably rotate.
6. The hanging support apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the top wall or one of the two sides of the base further comprises a plurality of screw holes, and the top wall or one of the two sides of the hanging body further comprises a through hole and a screwing-connecting element plugged into the through hole, the screwing-connecting element is screwed in one of the screw holes.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates to a hanging support apparatus. In particular, this invention relates to a hanging support apparatus having an angle-adjusting function that allows an object, such as an LCD, an LCD TV, a plasma TV or an overhead projector, to be hung on a wall.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of the Related Art
  • [0004]
    Due to space limitations, a lot of stand products or desktop products are modified so that they can be hung on a wall to reduce the amount of space they occupy. Furthermore, due to the purpose of the products, some must be hung on the wall. For example, an overhead projector has to be inversely disposed from a ceiling.
  • [0005]
    Although hanging support apparatuses for hanging a device on a wall of the prior art often have hanging and positioning functions, they do not provide an angle-adjusting function.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0006]
    One particular aspect of the present invention is to provide a hanging support apparatus. The hanging support apparatus has both an angle-adjusting function and an angle-locking function. The angle of the hung device on the wall can be adjusted.
  • [0007]
    The hanging support apparatus of the present invention is fastened on the wall via a base and uses a hanging body to support the hung device. Moreover, the hanging body can be hooked and hung on the base, and then the angle can be adjusted and locked. In other words, the hung device is temporarily hooked and hung on the base and it does not drop when the user does not hold the hung device. Therefore, the user can concentrate their attention on using a tool to fasten the hanging support apparatus, without having to hold the hung device.
  • [0008]
    The hanging support apparatus of the present invention prevents the hung device from being damaged when the locking element (such as a screw) breaks. Therefore, it protects the hung device from being damaged. The locking element is used for locking the angle between the hanging body and the base.
  • [0009]
    The present invention provides a hanging support apparatus for hanging a device on a wall. The hanging support apparatus is fastened and connected between the hung device and the wall. The hanging support apparatus includes a base fastened and connected to the wall, and a hanging body fastened and connected to the hung device. The base includes two side walls and a top wall. There are a plurality of locking elements located on the top wall or the two side walls. The hanging body includes two side walls, a top wall, and a receiving space located between the side walls and the top wall. There are a plurality of slots located on the top wall or the two side walls. The receiving space of the hanging body receives the base. The side walls of the hanging body are pivoted with the side walls of the base. The hanging body uses the pivoting location as a shaft and allows the shaft to rotate. The plurality of locking elements locks the angle between the hanging body and the base via the slots.
  • [0010]
    For further understanding of the invention, reference is made to the following detailed description illustrating the embodiments and examples of the invention. The description is only for illustrating the invention and is not intended to be considered limiting of the scope of the claim.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0011]
    The drawings included herein provide a further understanding of the invention. A brief introduction of the drawings is as follows:
  • [0012]
    FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of the hanging support apparatus of the present invention;
  • [0013]
    FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the hanging support apparatus of the present invention;
  • [0014]
    FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the hanging support apparatus of the present invention having been hung and hooked;
  • [0015]
    FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of the hanging support apparatus of the present invention being adjusted;
  • [0016]
    FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of the hanging support apparatus of the present invention having been adjusted; and
  • [0017]
    FIG. 6 is a schematic view of an application of the hanging support apparatus of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0018]
    Please refer to FIGS. 1-6. The present invention provides a hanging support apparatus for hanging a device 4 on a wall 3. The hanging support apparatus that is fastened and connected includes a base 1 fastened and connected to the wall 3, and a hanging body 2 fastened and connected to the handed device 4.
  • [0019]
    The base 1 has a cover shape and includes a top wall 11, two side walls 12, a bottom wall, and a rear wall 13. There are a plurality of locking elements 14 located on the top wall 11. In a preferred embodiment, there are a plurality of screw holes on the top wall 11, such as a first screw hole 111, a second screw hole 112, and a third screw hole 113. The two side walls have a pair of positioning slots 121 that are symmetrical with each other for hooking and hanging the hanging body 2. The top wall 11 has an arc shape.
  • [0020]
    Each of the locking elements 14 includes a plurality of screws 141 and a plurality of rotating-lock nuts 142. The plurality of screws 141 are located on the top wall 11. The plurality of rotating-lock nuts 142 can be locked into the screw 141 and can be rotated by hand.
  • [0021]
    The screw holes (the first screw hole 111, the second screw hole 112, and the third screw hole 113) are located on the top wall 11 and are installed along the operation path of the hanging support apparatus.
  • [0022]
    The rear wall 13 has a plurality of fastening holes 131. Therefore, a plurality of fastening elements (such as screws, not shown in the figure) are plugged into the fastening hole 131 to fasten the base 1 to the wall 3, as shown in FIG. 6.
  • [0023]
    The hanging body 2 also has a cover shape and includes a top wall 21, two side walls 22, a rear wall 23, and a receiving space 20 located between the top wall 21, the two side walls 22 and the rear wall 23. There are a plurality of slots 211 located on the top wall 21 corresponding to the screws 141. In a preferred embodiment, the top wall 21 further includes a through hole 15 and a screwing-connecting element 26 that is plugged into the through hole 25. There is a rod 24 crossed and connected between the two side walls 22. The hanging body 2 is hooked and hung in the positioning slot 121 of the base 1. The top wall 21 also has an arc shape.
  • [0024]
    The receiving space of the hanging body receives the base. The side walls of the hanging body are pivoted with the side walls of the base. The hanging body uses the pivoting location as a shaft and allows the shaft to rotate. The plurality of locking elements locks the angle between the hanging body and the base via the slots.
  • [0025]
    The through hole 25 is located at the line linked by the screw holes (the first screw hole 111, the second screw hole 112, and the third screw hole 113), and the slots 211 are parallel to the operating path of the hanging support apparatus.
  • [0026]
    The rear wall 23 also has a plurality of fastening holes 231. Therefore, a plurality of fastening elements (such as screws, not shown in the figure) are plugged into the fastening hole 231 to fasten the hanging body 2 to one side of the hung device 4, as shown in FIG. 6.
  • [0027]
    Please refer to FIG. 3. When the hung device 4 is hung on the wall 3 via the hanging support apparatus of the present invention, the receiving space 20 of the hanging body 2 receives the base 1. The rod of the hanging body 2 is hooked and hung in the positioning slot 121 of the base 1. The side wall 21 of the hanging body 2 is stacked and connected to the top wall 11 of the base 1 to make the screw 141 of the base 1 extend from the slot 211 of the hanging body 2. Therefore, the hanging body 2 is hooked, hung and positioned on the base 1. Even though the user does not hold the hung device, the hung device is still hung. Furthermore, the hanging body 2 can use the rod 24 as a shaft and allow the shaft to rotate. The angle of the pivoting rotation is restricted by the slot 211 and the screw 141.
  • [0028]
    Please refer to FIGS. 4 and 5. Because the hanging body 2 uses the rod 24 as a shaft and allows the shaft to rotate, the angle can be adjusted. When the hanging body 2 is rotated, the top wall 21 is moved on the top wall 11. When the angle is adjusted to a desired angle, the rotating-lock nut 142 is rotated to lock the hanging body 2 in the desired angle. Therefore, the angle is adjusted.
  • [0029]
    After the hanging body 2 is locked via the locking element 14, the screwing-connecting element 26 is used for locking and connecting with the hanging body 2. Alternatively, the hanging body 2 can be locked via the screwing-connecting element 26 without using the locking element 14. For the second method (using the screwing-connecting element 26), by pivotably rotating the hanging body 2, one of the screw holes (the first screw hole 111, the second screw hole 112, and the third screw hole 113) is selected to correspond with the through hole 25 for adjusting the angle. Then, the screwing-connecting element 26 screws the selected screw hole to fasten the desired angle. Therefore, the angle is adjusted and the hanging body 2 is positioned. For the first method, the screwing-connecting element 26 further has a safety protection effect. If the rod 141 is broken and the stop function fails, the screwing-connecting element 26 stops the hanging body 2 between the two side walls 11 and 21. Therefore, the hanging body cannot rotate by a large angle. Furthermore, the screwing-connecting element 26 can be operated via a tool, such as a screwdriver. If the space is small, a lengthening screwdriver is adopted. The problem of the adjusting-angle function failing will not happened.
  • [0030]
    The wall 3 also can be a ceiling. For example, the hanging support apparatus is used for hanging the overhead projector from the ceiling.
  • [0031]
    The present invention has the following characteristics:
  • [0032]
    1. The hanging support apparatus has both the angle-adjusting function and the angle-locking function.
  • [0033]
    2. The hanging support apparatus has a full hooking and hanging function. When the user hangs the device, the user does not need to hold the hung device 4 even though the rotating-lock nut 142 or the screwing-connecting element 26 has not been used yet. In other words, the hung device 4 is temporarily hooked and hung on the base. Therefore, the user can concentrate their attention on using the tool to fasten the hanging support apparatus, without having to hold the hung device 4.
  • [0034]
    3. The hanging support apparatus has a safety protection effect. If locking element 14 or the rod 141 is broken, the screwing-connecting element 26 prevents the device 4 from dropping and being damaged.
  • [0035]
    The description above only illustrates specific embodiments and examples of the invention. The invention should therefore cover various modifications and variations made to the herein-described structure and operations of the invention, provided they fall within the scope of the invention as defined in the following appended claims.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/324, 248/917
International ClassificationA47H1/10
Cooperative ClassificationF16M2200/024, F16M13/02, F16M11/10, B60R11/0235
European ClassificationF16M13/02, F16M11/10, B60R11/02E2