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Publication numberUS3888448 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1975
Filing dateAug 23, 1973
Priority dateAug 23, 1973
Publication numberUS 3888448 A, US 3888448A, US-A-3888448, US3888448 A, US3888448A
InventorsRowland Charles A
Original AssigneeRowland Charles A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable hanger
US 3888448 A
Abstract
This invention was designed as the solution of a problem in hanging the douche bag to hold the gravity-type fountain syringe or douche bag suspended at the proper height for the correct hydraulic pressure and a gentle even flow. Most doctors recommend hanging the douche bag about thirty inches above the nozzle when in use. This height can be adjusted up or down by use of the adjustable hanger to aid in personal comfort. They also recommend douching in a reclining position in the bathtub. The adjustable hanger eliminates the need for intalling wall hooks as it can be hung from existing appendages such as towel racks, shower stalls, fixtures, curtain rods, etc., and can be adjusted to suspend an object or package at the proper height. The said device is also ideal for use when using strange bath facilities where wall hooks are not provided.
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I United States Patent m1 Rowland i 1 June 10, 1975 l l ADJUSTABLE HANGER [76] Inventor: Charles A. Rowland 5954:) Primur Examiner-Bernard A. Gelak Hedgehmok Cnlumhus- Ohio Attorney. Agent. or Firm-Kemon. Palmer &

EStahrOQk [22] Filed; Aug. 23. 1973 [2l] Appl. No.: 390,954 [57] ABSTRALT This invention was designed as the solution of a prob 52 US. Cl 248/328; 24/129 R l l douche bag 5 l 1 Int. Cl. Flfig 11/00 :Yrmli!e douche bag 9 [581 Field of Search h 24/129. 29 A [29 B; proper height for the correct hydraulic pressure and a 248/1, 8, {88/65 4 gentle even flow Most doctors recommend hanging i i 4 the douche bag about thirty inches above the nozzle [56] References Cited when in use. This height can be adjusted up or down by use of the adjustable hanger to aid in personal com- UNITED STATES PATEN rs fort. They also recommend douching in a reclining po- 479-646 7/1x92 W R sition in the bathtub. The adjustable hanger eliminates 484-254 W393 34/129 R the need for intalling wall hooks as it can be hung 4 3 from existing appendages such as towel racks. shower 1 68's WW2 stalls. fixtures. curtain rods, etc.. and can be adjusted (H935 cuspcrm V. 248/328 to suspend an ob ect or package at the proper height 3547A 4He5| Huh-mm rrrrrrrrrr M 341129 R The said device is also ideal for use when using 1370506 1/1959 HudkinS jj j jjjj jj j 3 3 R strange bath facilities where wall hooks are not pro- 2,892.230 (111959 Lopez r. Z4/l29 R vided' FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS United Kingdom U 124M129 2 Claims. 4 Drawing Figures 1 ADJUSTABLE HANGER CROSS REFERENCES The following prior patents were disclosed in the course of a search: US. Pat. Nos. 413135; (156.431; l,970.752'. 2.547.469. 627.2l; 756,641. 2.309.971. You will note that these prior patents show the broad idea is old to adjust a hanger; however. none of them show my specific simple arrangement or use.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION This invention relates to an adjustable hanger. This hanger is a unit composed of four parts: The Line. The Top Hook. The Adjustable Friction Hook and the End Button. The four parts are assembled to form a new and useful device. The function of the device is to suspend an object or package at any determined height between the top hook and the end button. The length and strength of the line and the size of the parts can be tailored to fit many specific applications. The said parts can be fashioned from plastic. metal, wood or similar material. One way to fabricate the plastic parts is to fashion a die and make the parts by injection molding.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS FIG. 1 represents the complete adjustable hanger with exception to the line which is broken to conserve space. This drawing shows that the hanger is made up of four parts: the top hook. the line or rope. the adjustable friction hook and the end button. It also shows lettering of parts and points of note.

FIG. 2 is the front view of the friction hook.

FIG. 3 is the back view of same.

FIG. 4 is a cutaway view showing channels for the line. In the accompanying drawing similar reference characters indicate similar parts in each view.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION Referring to FIG. 1, top hook H is fastened to the line. Top hook H is made to hook over convenient appendage with line hanging down. Adjustable friction hook can be adjusted to any position of the line and held fast by friction from top hook H to end button G. The adjustable friction hook is comprised of a body with a series of holes or channels running through it.

The line is threaded into the adjustable friction hook through hole A. out of hole B. forming a loop I and back in through hole C. back out of hole D. forming another loop J, and back through E and out F where the line falls free down to the end button G. The book can be adjusted up or down by holding the body of the hook and pulling out on loop .I. after which the slack is taken up by pulling from top line K or bottom line L. The adjustable friction hook is held fast by friction at six points plus the friction in the channels. The six points of friction are: A. B. C. D. E. and F. On the cutaway FIG. 4 you can see the line passing through the channels at M and N. The line is only slightly smaller than the channels.

What I claim is:

l. A unitary load suspension device for adjustable positioning along a vertically arranged length of cord or the like comprising:

a body member including an integral load supporting hook at one end thereof and means defining a plurality of passageways therethrough which when the cord is inserted therein confine the cord to a tortuous path to frictionally hole said body at a preselected position along the cord including:

a first passageway opening from the end of said body opposite from said hook. extending at an acute angle to the longitudinal axis of said body member and exiting through a side face thereof;

a second passageway. spaced from and parallel to said first. opening from said side face and exiting through the opposite side face. and third passageway spaced from said second. lying at an acute angle thereto. opening from a point on said hook end of said body and exiting to said side face. all of said passageways lying substantially in a common plane.

2. A vertically adjustable load supporting arrangement comprising a length of cord having at one end a hook shaped hanger. at the opposite end an enlarged button or stop member. and a load suspension device as defined by claim 1 positioned between said hook and button with said cord extending through all of the passageways in said suspension device.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/328, 24/129.00R
International ClassificationF16G11/00, A61M5/14
Cooperative ClassificationA61M5/1415, F16G11/00
European ClassificationF16G11/00, A61M5/14R2