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Device for hanging articles

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Ernest Rivellino, Michael Rivellino

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A device for hanging an article with a portion having magnetic susceptibility, including: a base member for attaching the device to a structure; an engagement structure for engaging the article, wherein the engagement structure is attached to the base member; and a magnetic member coupled to the base member, wherein at least a portion of the magnetic member comprises magnetic material, the magnetic material being positioned on the magnetic member to attract the portion of the article having magnetic susceptibility so as to facilitate the engaging of the article to the engagement structure. Alternatively, the device for hanging an article with a portion having magnetic susceptibility, includes: a base member for attaching the device to a structure; the base member having engagement structure for engaging the article; and at least a portion of the base member comprising magnetic material, the magnetic material being positioned on the base member to attract the portion of said article having magnetic susceptibility so as to facilitate the engaging of the article to the engagement structure.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a device for hanging articles in accordance with the inventive arrangements.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a device for hanging articles in accordance with the inventive arrangements.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a device for hanging articles with a cavity for receiving magnetic material.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a device for hanging articles in accordance with the inventive arrangements.

Claims

1. A device for hanging a decorative article with a hanging wire or loop portion having magnetic susceptibility, comprising:

2. The device according to claim 1, further comprising a magnetic member coupled to said wall-engaging portion, wherein said magnetic material is incorporated in said magnetic member, and wherein said wall-engaging portion and said magnetic member each contain at least one aperture for receiving at least one fastener.

3. The device according to claim 2, wherein the apertures of said wall-engaging portion and said magnetic member are positioned in such a way as to guide the receipt of said fastener in accordance with a range from approximately a twenty degree angle to approximately a seventy degree angle.

4. The device according to claim 1, wherein said magnetic material is positioned on an outer surface of said device.

5. The device according to claim 1, wherein said magnetic material is positioned in the interior of said device.

6. The device according to claim 5, wherein said device further comprises a cavity for receipt of said magnetic material.

7. The device according to claim 1, wherein said magnetic material is positioned entirely above a highest point of said hook.

8. The device according to claim 1, wherein said wall-engaging portion is composed entirely of magnetic material.

9. The device according to claim 1, further comprising a downwardly inclined surface for guiding said hanging wire or loop portion into said engagement structure.

10. The device according to claim 2, wherein said magnetic member has a downwardly inclined surface for guiding said hanging wire or loop portion into said engagement structure.