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Publication numberUS3469710 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1969
Filing dateAug 7, 1967
Priority dateAug 7, 1967
Publication numberUS 3469710 A, US 3469710A, US-A-3469710, US3469710 A, US3469710A
InventorsVosbikian Samuel P
Original AssigneeVosbikian Samuel P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bracket and hook assembly
US 3469710 A
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. p 0, 1969 s. P. VOSBIKIAN BRACKET AND HOOK ASSEMBLY Filed Aug. 7, 1967 INVEN Jama/Zmr I ATTQRN EY United States Patent M US. Cl. 211116 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention consists of a novel bracket and hook as sembly wherein the bracket is in the form of a plate which is deformed along its longitudinal axis to form beads on the front face of the plate and to form a channel on the rear face of the plate, having flexible sides within an opening at the rear of less width than the width of the base of the hook. The plate has a desired number of slots leading to the channel, and the hook or hooks having their shank terminating in a lateral extension forming a base portion which when inserted through a slot, will snap through the opening in the channel so that the hook or hooks are pivotally mounted and can be swung to the right or left, so that if a plurality of hooks are employed they will be out of alignment with each other.

The back of the bracket is provided with any desired type or means to secure it to a wall or other support, and as disclosed, it might be adhesive material on the back of the bracket or fastening devices such as for example screws.

The object of the invention is to devise a novel construction and arrangement of a bracket and hook assembly, wherein the hooks have a base portion which extends through a lateral slot in the bracket and is retained by flexible sides in a rear channel so that it has a pivotal relation therewith.

Other novel features of the invention will hereinafter appear in the detailed description and the appended claims.

For the purpose of illustrating the invention, I have shown in the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment of it, which I have found in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results. It is, however, to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which the invention consists can be variously arranged and organized, and the invention is not limited to the exact arrangement and organization of these instrumentalities as herein set forth.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts.

Referring to the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a bracket and hook assembly embodying my invention.

FIGURE 2 is a top plan view.

FIGURE 3 is a longitudinal section on line 3-3 of FIGURE 2.

FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary bottom plan view, with the hook removed.

FIGURE 5 is an end elevation on an enlarged scale, and partly broken away, showing the beads on the face of the plate being wedged apart by the base of the hook.

FIGURE 6 is an end elevation similar to FIGURE 5 but with the base of the hook snapped into place and retained therein by said beads.

The bracket and hook assembly consists of bracket plate 1, adapted to be retained on a wall or ceiling by means of either a strippable coating 2, or fastening means such as screws 3, in holes 3.

The center of the plate is deformed downwardly to form a channel 4, having a rounded contour 5 at its lower end and running longitudinally of the plate, the side walls of said channel at their upper ends, terminating in over- 3,469,710 Patented Sept. 30, 1969 hanging projections or heads 6. The channel 4 is provided with a plurality of slots 7, 8 and 9, spaced a suitable distance apart and adapted to receive the base or shank 10 of a hook 11, said shank being round in contour to conform to the contour 5 of the channel and terminating at one end in a downwardly extending portion 12, bent at substantially a right angle to the base 10, terminating in a conventional hook shape 13, said hook shape may be coated with a plastic 14, as shown to protect articles hung thereon. The slots 7, 8 and 9 extend a suitable distance laterally on each side of the channel 4, as at 15, to permit the free movement from side to side of the downwardly extending portion 12 of the hook. The upper face of the beads 6 may terminate in an inclined surface 16 to permit easier entry of shank 10 of the hook, while the under surface of said beads may be provided with upwardly deflected surface 17 to permit easier removal of the shank 10.

In operation, the hook 11 is tilted so as to enter the slot 8, as best seen in FIGURE 3, the hook is then moved so that the shank 10 presses against the inclined surface 16 of the beads 6, causing a wedging action to deflect the beads and sides of the channel outwardly to permit the entrance of the shank. After the shank has entered the channel, the sides spring back to their original position, thus retaining the shank in its assembled position in the channel, as best seen in FIGURE 5.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a bracket and hook assembly, a bracket being in the form of a plate, deformed to provide a longitudinally extending slot with flexible sides and provided with a hook receiving opening leading to the slot, the opposite open edges of the slot being of less width than the diameter of the base of the hook, said hook having a portion of its shank bent at substantially a right angle to form a base, whereby when said base is extended through said opening, it can be pressed between said sides into said slot to progressively open opposite edges of the slot to permit the base to snap into the slot and provides the hook with a pivotal connection with the plate.

2. The construction defined in claim 1, wherein the opening in the plate is in the form of a laterally extend ing slot.

3. The construction defined in claim 1, wherein a plurality of spaced openings are provided in the plate and a plurality of hooks are provided for said openings.

4. The construction defined in claim 1, wherein the upper walls of said slot terminate in inwardly deflected beads which provide an opening of less width than the base of the hook, whereby when the base of the hook is snapped past the opening between the beads, said base of the hook will be retained in said slot.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 632,234 9/1899 Burgess 248304 1,376,546 5/1921 Jeep 248-304 2,936,148 5/ 1960 Gralewicz 248--308 2,987,289 6/1961 Wamsley 211-116 XR 3,190,599 6/ 1965 Margulis.

FOREIGN PATENTS 1,260,151 3/ 1961 France.

540,903 2/ 1932 Germany.

18,351 1890 Great Britain. 478,987 3/ 1953 Italy.

ROY D. FRAZIER, Primary Examiner A. FRANKEL, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

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U.S. Classification211/116, 248/222.51, 211/119, 248/308, 248/341
International ClassificationA47G25/00, E05B73/02, E05B73/00, A47G25/06
Cooperative ClassificationE05B73/02, A47G25/0678
European ClassificationA47G25/06F, E05B73/02