Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS3484070 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1969
Filing dateOct 24, 1966
Priority dateOct 29, 1965
Publication numberUS 3484070 A, US 3484070A, US-A-3484070, US3484070 A, US3484070A
InventorsHorodko Romuald, Rzuchowska Ida, Szajng Danuta, Walewska Kazimiera, Zukowska Maria
Original AssigneeCoopexim Spoldzielcze Przed Ha
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Elastic hanger
US 3484070 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 16, 1969 R HORODKO ET AL 3,484,070

ELASTIC HANGER Filed Oct. 24, 1966 2 FIG. i

FIG. 6c Hg 60' I8 17 i United States Patent 3,484,070 ELASTIC HANGER Romnald Horodko, Szczecin, and Ida Rzuchowska, Danuta Szajng, Kazimiera Walewska, and Maria Zulrowska, Warsaw, Poland, assignors to Coopexim, Spoldzielcze Przedsiebiorstwo Handlu Zagranicznego, Warsaw, ul. Zurawia, Poland Filed Oct. 24, 1956, Ser. No. 588,871 Claims priority, application Poland, Oct. 29, 1965,

Int. Cl. E045; 17/18; A fig 33/08; A44b 13/02 U.S. Cl. 248317 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An elastic hanger having an upper gripping arm formed by at least one loop of a spiral of resilient material and a depending load carrying arm attached to the gripping arm. The free end of the load arm preferably has attached thereto a support means which engages with the suspended item.

The object of the invention is to provide an elastic hanger, destined to hang light weight items, particularly: Christmas balls, Christmas tree ornaments, shooting range targets, pasters, decorative and display elements.

Hitherto many diiferent kinds of threads or strings have been used to suspend light weight items. The hangers have had the shape of loops, hooks, clips or the letter S. All such hanger devices are troublesome and labour consuming for installation.

The elastic hanger according to the invention does not cause such inconveniences, it allows prompt hanging and taking down of suspended items, and these operations entail very little Work.

The present invention comprises an elastic hanger having a gripping arm in the form of at least one spiral and a depending carrying arm attached to the gripping arm. The free end of the carrying arm is selectively fitted with support means to engage with the suspended item.

The means for accomplishing the foregoing objects and other advantages, which will be apparent to those skilled in the art, are set forth in the following specification and claims, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawings dealing with several embodiments of the invention. Reference is made now to the drawings in which:

FIG. 1 shows a side view of a first embodiment of the inventive hanger;

FIGS. 2 and 3 show side views of alternate second embodiments of the inventive hanger;

FIGS. 4a to 4d show a plan and section views, respectively, of various coverplates used with the inventive hanger;

FIGS. 5 and 7 show side views of alternate third embodiments of the inventive hanger; and

FIGS. 6a to 6 show various forms of supports which may be used with the invention.

The elastic hanger according to the invention can be made, as shown on the figures, as a uniformly shaped piece (FIGURE 1) or as a three link hanger (FIGURES 2 and 3) consisting of a group, i.e., rounded open arm 1, 2, 3, integral carrying arm 4 or separate flexible thread 4, which allows swinging, and support 5, on which the suspended item rests. In the alternate embodiment of the elastic hanger (FIGURES 5 and 7) the grip is a rounded open arm 1, 2, 3 of which the continuation 18 is prolonged, most often as a thickened portion having a slot 19 which grippingly supports the suspended item.

The arm 1, 2, 3 may have uniform thickness or be of 3,484,070 Patented Dec. 16, 1969 different thicknesses but is preferably gradually thickened so that the foremost part of arm 1 may be elastically distorted under a slight pressure and the upper portion 2 and further arm 3 became distorted under larger forces which at least balances the weight of the suspended item.

The arm of the grip, 1, 2, 3 is connected either permanently or detachahly with the carrying arm 4, 4 which on the other end is connected permanently or detachably with the support 5 on which the suspended item rests. The support 5 may be executed in any shape as a transverse structure to carrying arm 4, 4' as for example: transverse bars 9, 10, a small cross 11, an anchor 12, a small shield 14, or a bifurcated carrying arm 13 If the elastic hanger is destined for Christmas balls or other Christmas tree ornaments, the length of the support 5 perpendicular to the carrying arm 4 must be bigger than the diameter of the protective cover plate 8 in order to prevent falling of the suspended item from the support.

The elastic hanger destined to hang Christmas balls has on its carrying arm 4 a movable protective cover plate 8 which is afiixed on the thin upper neck part of the Christmas ball. The cover plate 8 has a hole 7 in its middle through which the carrying arm passes. The continuation of the arm of the grip 3 is in part thickened to be thicker than the diameter of the hole 7 in the protective cover plate thus facilitating manipulation of the inventive elastic hanger, as well as protecting against falling of the cover plate 8. The cover plate 8 should be adjusted to the dimensions of the thin upper neck part of the Christmas ball, and for better tight clinging thereto, may have the walls slightly converging 15, have either grooves or corrugations on the inside 17 or have slots 16 The elastic hanger according to the invention, as shown in FIG. 5 and FIG. 7, with prolonged arm of the grip 3 is provided with slots 19 preferably slightly separate at its middle portion 20 and with grooved or corrugated walls 21.

The elastic hanger according to the invention to be more attractive may be made wholly or in some elements of metal, or plastic, either organic or inorganic, as well as of plastic or reflecting, phosphorizing or luminescent foils.

We claim:

1. An elastic hanger comprising a gripping arm and an integral, depending load supporting arm, support means on the free end of said load supporting arm, said gripping arm comprising at least one spiral of elastically distortable material, a protective cover plate having a substantially centrally located bore and depending peripheral walls which are convergent towards their lower ends, said cover plate being movably mounted with said load supporting arm passing through said bore, and a thickened portion at the upper end of said load supporting arm preventing movement of said cover plate beyond said portion.

2. An elastic hanger according to claim 1 wherein said gripping arm is substantially circular in cross section and is gradually thicker towards said load supporting arm so that the free end of the gripping arm is readily distorted at its free end and said load supporting arm has a distorting force equal to the weight supported.

3. An elastic hanger according to claim 1 wherein said load carrying arm is made from materials selected from the group consisting of plastic thread, thin thread, twisted thin threads, metal, organic and inorganic plastics.

4. An elastic hanger according to claim 1 in which said support means is selected from the group consisting of a transverse arm, a transverse cross, an anchor, and a disk, each of the foregoing being made of flexible material.

5. An elastic hanger according to claim 1 wherein said hanger is made from materials selected from the group consisting of metal, plastic, reflecting material, phosphorizing material; and luminescent material.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS Hite 248-340 Jones.


Melloh 248-311 XR Saxe 248-304 XR Stevens 248-340 XR Molinaro 248-339 2,327,519 8/1943 Groothedde 161-16 X 2,976,593 3/1961 Exton 24237 X FOREIGN PATENTS 5 1,301,642 7/ 1962 France.

1,077,269 11/1954 France.

ROY D. FRAZIER, Primary Examiner 10 I. F. FOSS, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US937679 *Jun 15, 1909Oct 19, 1909Ernest L HiteMeat-hanger.
US1841028 *Jun 10, 1930Jan 12, 1932Frank Jones BenjaminChristmas tree ornament support
US2039394 *Jul 16, 1935May 5, 1936Dalton Emma CChristmas tree ornament
US2327519 *Jul 18, 1942Aug 24, 1943Harry GrootheddeChristmas tree ornament
US2823004 *Jun 7, 1952Feb 11, 1958Melloh Bernard RCup holder
US2976593 *Mar 4, 1959Mar 28, 1961Atlantic Wire And Cable CorpClothespin clothesline-hook assembly
US2988315 *Nov 20, 1958Jun 13, 1961Saxe Brothers IncSnap-catch wall bracket assembly
US3042355 *May 27, 1959Jul 3, 1962Royal Texas IncAdjustable support
US3223373 *Apr 27, 1965Dec 14, 1965Molinaro Bernard JHanger ornament
FR1077269A * Title not available
FR1301642A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4093169 *Dec 20, 1976Jun 6, 1978Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.Attachable hanger for containers
US5079046 *Jan 16, 1991Jan 7, 1992Maui Toys, Inc.Pompon
US5092809 *Dec 15, 1990Mar 3, 1992Maui Toys, Inc.Pinwheel toy
US5383638 *Feb 25, 1994Jan 24, 1995Dieringer; Dale E.Christmas ornament hanger
US5613656 *Feb 9, 1995Mar 25, 1997Santa's BestHanger
US6155526 *Mar 23, 1999Dec 5, 2000Brown; John P.Hanging device for ornaments and other objects
US6416026Aug 7, 2000Jul 9, 2002Richard PorraroDevice for suspending object such as fruit
US7152367 *Mar 27, 2003Dec 26, 2006Ester MastronardiPlant support J hook
US20040083584 *Mar 27, 2003May 6, 2004Ester MastronardiPlant support J hook
USD739293 *Aug 1, 2014Sep 22, 2015Hallmark Cards, IncorporatedWire decorative holder
U.S. Classification248/317, 428/7, 24/344, 24/298, 24/716
International ClassificationA47G33/10, A47F5/08, F16B45/00, A47G33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/08, A47G33/10, F16B45/00
European ClassificationA47F5/08, F16B45/00, A47G33/10