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Quick install/remove curtain rods/brackets

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Title: Quick install/remove curtain rods/brackets.
Abstract: A method or technique to easily and quickly install curtain rods and window shades without drilling holes in walls, door or window sills to attach/install and detach/remove brackets. The invention has come up with a unique use of an existing product developed by 3M™ Company that is currently used for hanging picture frames and other items that are hung on room/bathroom walls, doors etc. The invention has come up with a technique that attaches this unique sticky material to specially designed end/center brackets that are used to hang curtain rods or window shades. It has the unique advantage of an easy install without making invasive drilled holes in walls, door/window sills that are currently used to attach these brackets using some kind of fastener. It also provides the unique advantage of easy removal of these brackets (and curtain rods/shades) without causing any damage to the surface on which these brackets are installed. ...


- Phoenix, AZ, US
Inventor: Ajit Hemmady
USPTO Applicaton #: #20070056700 - Class: 160330000 (USPTO) - 03/15/07 - Class 160 


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Related Patent Categories: Flexible Or Portable Closure, Partition, Or Panel, Hanging Or Drape Type
The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20070056700, Quick install/remove curtain rods/brackets.



[0001] This invention is a utility invention that makes it very easy to install or de-install (remove) curtain rods or brackets without the need for drilling holes in walls or window/door sills. It is based on existing technology designed by 3M.TM. company and extends the use of that technology in this unique application. The invention can be used for quick and easy install of curtain rods, window shades without drilling holes in walls etc. Current 3M.TM. technology is manifested for use in hanging picture frames, utility tools, bathroom tools/accessories etc. The technology will be extended for use in hanging curtain rods, window shades hanging rods etc.

[0002] The current art consists of end and center brackets of several types that are mounted on the wall, door or window sills using some kind of fasteners (regular screws, anchor screws etc.). All of these brackets require holes to be drilled in the walls, door or window sills. Curtain rods or window shades are then attached to these brackets. Several patents exist on brackets or rods that are based on this existing art of drilling holes in the walls. The invention that is being patented does not require any holes to be drilled in the walls, door/window sills and does not require fastening of these brackets via any type of fastener (e.g., a screw) It is based on a specially designed bracket that makes use of existing generic bracket (although several types of brackets can be used to implement the art of this patent) to which a special type of adhesive backing is attached. This adhesive backing makes it very easy to install the brackets without drilling any holes. It also makes it very simple to remove the brackets when the curtain rods or shades have to be removed. The installation or removal of these specially designed brackets does not damage the walls, door/window sills and thus does not require any follow up maintenance activity that is time consuming and expensive.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0003] For a more complete understanding of the present invention, and the advantages thereof, reference is now made to the following descriptions taken in conjunction with accompanying drawings/figures, wherein the like numbers designate the objects, and in which:

[0004] FIG. 1 illustrates one manifestation of the present invention by way of which a generic curtain rod 120 is affixed to a wall, a door or window sill using the special purpose (current invention based) end brackets 100, center bracket 110 and special purpose pull tabs 130.

[0005] FIG. 2 illustrates another manifestation of the present invention by way of a generic window shade 120 that is affixed to a window sill using special purpose (current invention based) end brackets 100 and special purpose pull tabs 110.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0006] FIGS. 1 and 2 describe below the various embodiments of principles of the present invention and are by way of illustration only and should not be considered in any way to limit the scope of the invention. The scope is covered by the claims filed earlier.

[0007] FIG. 1 illustrates an embodiment of the present invention wherein the special purpose end brackets 100 and center bracket 110 are designed using a special purpose adhesive backing (e.g., manufactured by 3M.TM. company). These end and center brackets are affixed to a wall, a door or window sill and the curtain rod 120 is then inserted into these brackets. The special adhesive brackets are also designed with a special purpose "tab" 130 (e.g., manufactured by 3M.TM. company) that allows easy removal of the end brackets or the center bracket and hence the removal of the curtain rod. This design thus allows easy removal of the brackets 100/110 and the curtain rod 120, without any physical damage to the wall or the door/window sill.

[0008] FIG. 2 illustrates another embodiment of the present invention wherein the special purpose end brackets 100 are designed using a special purpose adhesive backing (e.g., manufactured by 3M.TM. company). These end brackets are affixed to a door or window sill and the window shade 120 is then inserted into these brackets. The special adhesive brackets are also designed with a special purpose "tab" 110 (e.g., manufactured by 3M.TM. company) that allows easy removal of the end brackets and hence the removal of the window shade. This design thus allows easy removal of the brackets 100 and the window shade 120, without any physical damage to the door/window sill.

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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20070056700 A1
Publish Date
03/15/2007
Document #
11162486
File Date
09/12/2005
USPTO Class
160330000
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
47H1/00
Drawings
3



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