Patent application title: U-Rack
Gordon J. Blacknell (Los Angeles, CA, US)
IPC8 Class: AA47F724FI
Class name: Supports: racks special article apparel
Publication date: 2012-04-26
Patent application number: 20120097628
The "U-Rack" is a completely portable garment hanger with collapsible
metal swing arm crossbar that support the garment, and telescoping
sidebars that collapse down to a minimum height of 18 inches. This
lightweight aluminum utility device can be packed away in a suitcase, the
trunk of a car on in the back of the closet and readily extended for when
a second closet is needed, for displaying items at a yard sale, fashion
show or flea market event. A simple button release allows the "U-Rack" to
be adjusted at the desired height and width to a maximum of 5'' in height
by 4'' in length.
1. Because the U-Rack has a low minimum height of 18 inches, it can be
stored and transported easily. Variations ion height range from 24'' to
4''5''. Fully extended, the U-Rack has a maximum height of 5'' Weight
2. The adjustable height, along with its light weight, makes it portable. It is designed to be sturdy in most terrain and weather conditions. Likewise, the retractable body offers stability on a variety of surfaces. Materials
3. The legs are made of aluminum, which has been anodized to protect them from deterioration. Silver and black finish has been applied to the exterior for camouflage. To allow a firm hold, the legs are wrapped with padded grips. These also shield the operator's hands from grabbing cold metal in freezing weather.
 Aircraft aluminum and/or Steel and hardended steel tubing 1''-2''
 Roller bearing wheels
 Spring-loaded button releases
 Full verticle telescoping up to 4'' long and horizontal telescoping to a 4'.5''-5' high [each telescoping section is 12'' for a total of 3 per side topped by the signature inverted "U" which fits into the uppermost side bars]
 Collapsable metal swing-arm crossbar (supports garments up to 40 lbs)
 18'' tall when completely collapsed
 Indoor/Outoor use
 FIG. 1--Fully extended "End View" with collapsable metal swing-arm crossbar extended and down, (not connected to opposite end).
 FIG. 2--Fully collapsed "End View" approximately 18'' in height tall when collapsed
 FIG. 3--View of "Left End" fully extended.
 FIG. 4--"Side View" fully extended to approximately 4 feet in length and 4.5 feet in height.
 FIG. 5--View of "Right End" fully extended.
 FIG. 6--Fully extended view looking down from top showing width of 15'' between wheels.
 FIG. 7--Fully extended view of the U-Rack with a garment hanging on it for perspective and visual depiction.
 FIG. 8--Close up head on view of the "Swing Arm" in downward hanging position.
 FIG. 9--"Side View" of Swing Arm in right angle position.
 FIG. 10--Aluminum Swing Arm Bracket
 FIG. 11--Swing Arm Clamp diagram with Rubber Covered Clamp Hook
 FIG. 12--"Top View" of Swing Arm Hook
 FIG. 13--"Side View" Swing Arm Hook
 FIG. 14--Fully extended view of the U-Rack with a garment hanging on it for perspective and visual depiction showing Swing Arm Clamp assembly.
Patent applications in class Apparel
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