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US20120325411A1
US20120325411A1 US13/529,785 US201213529785A US2012325411A1 US 20120325411 A1 US20120325411 A1 US 20120325411A1 US 201213529785 A US201213529785 A US 201213529785A US 2012325411 A1 US2012325411 A1 US 2012325411A1
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An adjustable cornice that can expand in width to accommodate window fixtures of various dimensions without necessitating cutting. The adjustable cornice is assembled from a central section that attaches to a set left and right runners. The runners serve as the mounting system for the additional sections that include the plurality of left and right extension sections, and the left and right end sections. The runners traverse through the extension sections. The adjustable cornice conforms to a desired width by adding or removing the extension sections. The runners then traverse into the end sections and a plurality of fasteners are used to affix the runners to the extension sections, the end sections, and the central section. Once the front facing sections are affixed, the side sections are attached to the end sections and brackets are affixed to provide a method of mounting on the walls surrounding a window fixture.

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  • The current application claims a priority to the U.S. Provisional Patent application Ser. No. 61/499,415 filed on Jun. 21, 2011.
  • FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates generally to a cornice assembly. More specifically, to an adjustable cornice assembly that provides a cornice with the ability to expand its width to accommodate a plurality of window fixture dimensions or to satisfy an individual's particular design taste. The present invention accomplishes this through the use of a system of parallel runners that provide a mounting point for a plurality of extension panel sections that create a uniform outwardly facing surface.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • The interior decor of a home serves as a representative display of an individual's accomplishment, aesthetic taste, hobbies, and interests, among which aesthetic taste is the most difficult to convey properly. The aesthetics of a particular arrangement of personal items and furniture is greatly dependent on the individual's ability to discern the subtle interactions of shapes, colors, and lighting between each piece and decide their proper placement. For some, this is an ability that comes natural, but for many, this is a skill that they just do not possess. Such is the case that a plurality of network channels, magazines, websites, books, and professional services are available to individuals seeking assistance in decorating the inside of their home. Although many individuals struggle with the decoration of their home, there a few universal suggestions that greatly improve the ambiance of a living space. Among these suggestions is the addition of a few basic window treatments.
  • Window treatments are a useful addition to a living space. Window treatments, but in particular curtains and drapes, provide an aesthetically pleasing way to control the influx of day time light while adding a subtle sense of elegance and refinement that are great absent from the use of the typical venetian blinds. Although this is the general sentiment in the design community, there are a few drawback associated with using curtain and drapes. One of the drawbacks with curtains and drapes is the inability to hide the curtain rods that are positioned above the window fixture. The addition of an extra piece can cause various design features to class with one another. Although this is the case there are solutions. One solution is the inclusion of a cornice, which is a horizontal decorative molding that can be padded and covered using a plurality of fabrics that match the aesthetics of a home. Cornices are typically positioned above a window fixture and serve to effectively obscure the curtain rod from view by others. Cornices greatly increase the aesthetic and decorative appeal of utilizing a curtains and drapes as a window treatment solution.
  • Of the cornices that are presently available to consumers, the majority of them fall into two distinct categories, professionally made cornices and store bought do it yourself cornice assemblies. The professionally made cornice assemblies are by far the most appealing due to the fact that the cornice is created for a specific window fixture and are professionally covered to match a person home decor. In addition to those features professionally made cornices can also include crown moldings to increase the aesthetic appeal. The main drawback associated with professionally made cornices is the high cost. In most cases professionally made cornices can range in prices from a few hundred dollars per window to a thousands of dollars per window depending on the materials used and the professional is creating the cornices. On the other side of the spectrum are the store bought do-it-yourself cornices. These cornices are usually manufactured using foam or plastic and typically have the fabrics stuffed into crevices, leading to an unsophisticated look. In addition to their unappealing appearance these cornices are generally limited in their sizes and design options. In most cases the size and design options of a cornice are limited to being a few inches in width or having two design shapes. Still another drawback from the store bought cornices is the fact that they require cutting and to correctly fit the plurality of window sizes that they are created for. Yet still another set of drawback associated with store bought cornices, is the fact that the cornices are difficult and time consuming to construct.
  • Therefore it is the object of the present invention to resolve the typical issues associated with the two main categories of cornices. The present invention accomplishes this by presenting a cornice that is able to adjust its width without cutting, is easy to assemble, offers a plurality of design options, and can expand to fit any location.
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  • FIG. 1 is a front perspective exploded view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a single wall configuration.
  • FIG. 2 is a rear perspective exploded view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a single wall configuration.
  • FIG. 3 is a front perspective view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a fully assembled single wall configuration.
  • FIG. 4 is a rear perspective view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a fully assembled single wall configuration.
  • FIG. 5 is a front perspective view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a condensed single wall configuration.
  • FIG. 6 is a rear perspective view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a condensed single wall configuration.
  • FIG. 7 is a magnified front perspective view of the central section component of the present invention in its preferred embodiment.
  • FIG. 8. is a magnified front perspective view of the plurality of extension sections component of the present invention in its preferred embodiment.
  • FIG. 9 is a magnified front perspective view of the left end section component of the present invention in its preferred embodiment.
  • FIG. 10 is a magnified front perspective view of the right end section component of the present invention in its preferred embodiment.
  • FIG. 11 is a magnified front perspective view of the side section component of the present invention in its preferred embodiment.
  • FIG. 12 is a front perspective view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a fully assembled two wall configuration.
  • FIG. 13 is a rear perspective view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a fully assembled two wall configuration.
  • FIG. 14 is a front perspective view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a fully assembled inset configuration.
  • FIG. 15 is a rear perspective view of the present invention in its preferred embodiment in a fully assembled inset configuration.
  • DETAIL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE INVENTION
  • All illustrations of the drawings are for the purpose of describing selected versions of the present invention and are not intended to limit the scope of the present invention.
  • Referring to, FIG. 1-4 the present invention relates to a sectioned adjustable window cornice provided in a ready-to-assemble configuration that when constructed mounts to a plurality of window sizes offering users a decorative window treatment solution. The adjustable cornice comprises a central section 1, a plurality of left extension sections 6, a plurality of right extension sections 7, a left end section 11, a right end section 12, a left side section 17, a right side section 18, a left bracket 21, a right bracket 22, a plurality of fasteners 23, a first left runner 24, a second left runner 25, a first right runner 26, and a second right runner 27. The plurality of runners and the plurality of extension sections provide the present invention with the ability to expand to a desired width that allows for proper mounting to a surface surrounding a window fixture. The modular construction of the components allows the present invention to be constructed in a plurality of configurations to meet an individual's particular design needs.
  • Referring to FIG. 7 the central section 1 is a sectioned piece of the present invention that is positioned in between the plurality of left extension sections 6 and the plurality of right extension sections 7. The central section 1 comprises a center panel 2, a first center channel 3 and a second center channel 4. The first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4 are connected to the center panel 2 of the present invention. The first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4 span across the center panel 2. The first center channel 3 is positioned above the second center channel 4. The first center channel 3 is found being positioned parallel to the second center channel 4. The first center channel 3 and second center channel 4 each comprise a at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5. The at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5 for both the first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4 are respectively positioned along the length of the first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4. In addition, the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5 for both the first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4 are respectively positioned in the middle of the first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4. The at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5 of the first center channel 3 traverse the first center channel 3 until they meet the center panel 2. The at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5 of the second center channel 4 traverse the second center channel 4 until they meet the center panel 2.
  • Referring to FIG. 8 the central section 1 of the present invention is positioned in between the plurality of left extension sections 6 and the plurality of right extensions sections. The plurality of left extension sections 6 is found to the left of the central section 1 and is positioned opposite to positioning of the plurality right extension sections. Resultantly, the plurality of right extension sections 7 is found to the right of the central section 1. Each of the plurality of left extension sections 6 and each of the plurality of right extension sections 7 each comprise an extension panel 8, a first extension channel 9, and a second extension channel 10. Each of the plurality of left extension sections 6 and each of the plurality of right extension sections 7 have the first extension channel 9 and the second extension channel 10 connected across the extension panel 8. The first extension channel 9 is found above the second extension channel 10. The first extension channel 9 is found being parallel to the second extension channel 10. It should be noted that references to the aggregate of the plurality of left extension sections 6 and the plurality of right extension sections 7, is hereafter referred to as the extension sections, unless otherwise specified.
  • The plurality of left extension sections 6 is aligned to the left of the central section 1 through the collinear arrangement that exists between the first extension channel 9 for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6 with the first center channel 3, and between the second extension channel 10 for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6 with the second center channel 4. Furthermore, the plurality of left extension sections 6 is positioned adjacent to one another and is collinearly aligned through the position of the first extension channel 9 and second extension channel 10 of each of the plurality of left extension sections 6. The plurality of right extensions sections is aligned to the right of the central section 1 through the collinear arrangement that exists between the first extension channel 9 for each of the plurality of right extension sections 7 with the first center channel 3 and between the second extension channel 10 s for each of the plurality of right extension sections 7 with the second center channel 4. Furthermore, the plurality of right extension sections 7 is positioned adjacent to one another and is collinearly aligned through the position of the first extension channel 9 and second extension channel 10 of each of the plurality of right extension sections 7.
  • Referring to FIG. 9 and FIG. 10 the plurality of left extension sections 6 and the plurality of right extension sections 7 are found adjacent to the left end section 11 and the right end section 12, respectively. The left end section 11 is found to the left of the plurality of the left extension sections and opposite to the central section 1. Conversely, the right end section 12 is found to the right of the plurality of right extension sections 7 and opposite to the central section 1. The left end section 11 and the right end section 12 each comprise an end panel 13, a first end channel 14, a second end channel 15, and a support beam. Both the left end section 11 and the right end section 12 have the first end channel 14, second end channel 15, and support beam 16 connected across the end panel 13. The first end channel 14 is positioned above the second end channel 15. The first end channel 14 is found being parallel to the second end channel 15. The first end channel 14 and the second left channel are found being perpendicular to the positioning of the support beam. It should be noted that references to the aggregate of the left end section 11 and the right end section 12, is hereafter referred to as the end sections, unless otherwise specified.
  • The left end section 11 is aligned with each of the plurality of left extension sections 6 through the collinear arrangement that exists between the first end channel 14 with each of the first extension channel 9 s for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6 and between the second end channel 15 with each of the second extension channel 10 for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6. Conversely, the right end section 12 is aligned with each of the plurality of right extension sections 7 through the collinear arrangement that exists between the first end channel 14 with each of the first extension channel 9 for each of the plurality of right extension sections 7, and between the second end channel 15 with each of the second extension channel 10 for each of the plurality of right extension sections 7.
  • Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4 serve as the connection for the first left runner 24, first right runner 26, second left runner 25, and second right runner 27. It should be noted that references to the aggregate of the first left runner 24, first right runner 26, second left runner 25, and second right runner 27 are hereafter referred to as the runners. The runners, when attached to the central section 1, serve as the mounting point for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6, and each of the plurality of right extension sections 7, as well as, the left end section 11, and the right end section 12 of the present invention. the runners utilizes the collinear relationship created by the first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4 of the central section 1, with the first extension channel 9 and the second extension channel 10 for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6 and each of the plurality of right extension sections 7, as well as, first end channel 14 and second end channel 15 for the left end section 11 and the right end section 12. The first left runner 24 and the second left runner 25 s are positioned to the left of the central section 1 and correspond to the first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4, respectively. The first left runner 24 traverses into the left side of the first center channel 3 and continues until the first left runner 24 meets the centrally positioned at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5 of the first center channel 3. The second left runner 25 traverses into the left side of the second center channel 4 and continues until the second left runner 25 meets the centrally located at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5 on the second center channel 4. The first right runner 26 and the second right runner 27 are positioned to right of the central section 1 and correspond to the first center channel 3 and the second center channel 4, respectively. The first right runner 26 traverses into the first center channel 3 and continues until the first right runner 26 meets the centrally positioned at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5 of the first center channel 3. The second right runner 27 traverse into the second center channel 4 until it meets the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers 5 of the second center channel 4.
  • The first left runner 24 serves as the mounting point for each of the first extension channel 9 s for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6, as well as, the first end channel 14 of the left end section 11. The first left runner 24 traverses through each of the first extension channel 9 s of each of the plurality of left extension sections 6. The first left runner 24 then traverse into the first end channel 14 of the left end section 11. In addition, the second left runner 25 serves as the mounting point for each of the second extension channel 10 s for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6, as well as, the second end channel 15 of the left end section 11. The second left runner 25 traverses through the each of the second extension channel 10 s for of each of the plurality of left extension sections 6. The second left runner 25 then traverse into the second end channel 15 of the left end section 11. Similar to the first left runner 24, the first right runner 26 serves as the mounting point for each of the first extension channel 9 s for the plurality of right extension sections 7, as well as, the first end channel 14 of the right end section 12. The first right runner 26 traverses through each of the first extension channel 9 s for each of the plurality of right extension sections 7. The first right runner 26 then traverse into the first end channel 14 of the right end section 12. Similar to second left runner 25, the second right runner 27 serves as the mounting point for the second extension channel 10 of the plurality of right extension sections 7 and the second end channel 15 of the right end section 12. The second right runner 27 traverses through the second extension channel 10 of each of the plurality of right extension sections 7. The second right runner 27 then traverse into the second end channel 15 of the right end section 12. The plurality of left extension sections 6, the plurality of right extension sections 7, the left end section 11, and the right end section 12 mount to the runners, and are pressed against one another in a manner that results in the mated sides of the left end section 11 to the plurality left extension sections; the plurality of left extension sections 6 to the left side of the central section 1; the right side of the central section 1 to the plurality of right extensions sections; and the plurality of right extension sections 7 to the right end section 12, each being flushed with one another.
  • Referring to FIG. 4, the mounted sections are then permanently affixed to one another through the use of a plurality of fasteners 23. The plurality of fasteners 23 secure the first extension channel 9 s, first end channel 14, and first center channel 3, for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6, left end section 11, and central section 1, respectively, to the first left runner 24, by traversing through the first extension channel 9, first end channel 14, and first center channel 3 and then traversing into the first left runner 24. In addition, The plurality of fasteners 23 secure the second extension channel 10, second end channel 15, and second center channel 4, for each of the plurality of left extension sections 6, left end section 11, and central section 1, respectively, to the second left runner 25, by traversing through the second extension channel 10 s, second end channel 15, and second center channel 4 and then traversing into the second left runner 25. Similarly to the first left runner 24, the plurality of fasteners 23 secure the first extension channel 9, first end channel 14, and first center channel 3, for each of the plurality of right extension sections 7, right end section 12, and central section 1, respectively, to the first right runner 26, by traversing through the first extension channel 9, first end channel 14, and first center channel 3 and then traversing into the first right runner 26. Similarly to the second left runner 25, the plurality of fasteners 23 secure the second extension channel 10 s, second end channel 15, and second center channel 4, for each of the plurality of right extension sections 7, right end section 12, and central section 1, respectively, to the second right runner 27, by traversing through the second extension channel 10 s, second end channel 15, and second center channel 4 and then traversing into the second right runner 27. It should be noted that references to the aggregate of the central section 1, the plurality of left extension sections 6, the plurality of right extension sections 7, the left end section 11, and the right end section 12, in their affixed and connected form are hereafter to referred to as the front facing sections, unless otherwise specified.
  • Referring to FIG. 11, the present invention utilizes a set of returns, hereafter referred to as the left side section 17 and the right side section 18, to provide the front facing sections the ability to mount to a surface that is adjacent to a window fixture. The left side section 17 is positioned adjacent to the left end section 11 and is positioned perpendicularly relative to the positioning of the plurality of left extension sections 6. Conversely the right side section 18 is positioned adjacent to the right end section 12 and positioned perpendicularly relative to the positioning of the plurality of right extension sections 7. The left side section 17 and the right side section 18 each comprise a side panel 19 and a support frame 20. Both the left side section 17 and right side section 18 have the support frame 20 connected across the side panel 19. The left side section 17 and the right side section 18 attach themselves to the left end section 11 and the right end section 12 by perpendicularly aligning the support frame 20 to the exposed portion of the support beams of the left end section 11 and the right end section 12, respectively. The left side section 17 and right side section 18 are affixed to the left end section 11 and the right end section 12, correspondingly, using a plurality of fasteners 23 to connect the support frame 20 to the support beam 16 and resultantly, the left side section 17 to the left end section 11 and the right side section 18 to the right end section 12. It should be noted that references to the aggregate of the left side section 17 and the right side section 18, is hereafter referred to as the side sections, unless otherwise specified.
  • Referring to FIG. 3 and FIG. 4, the preferred embodiment of the present invention can be assembled by an individual to fit a plurality of surface configurations. The aforementioned configuration of the present invention demonstrates its assembly for a single surface attachment method on the peripheral surface of a window fixture. The present invention accomplishes its attachment to a single surface through the use of a left bracket 21 and a right bracket 22. The left bracket 21 and the right bracket 22 are attached to the support frame 20 of the left side section 17 and the right side section 18, respectively. The left bracket 21 is positioned on the exposed outwardly facing portion of the support frame 20 of the left side section 17. The right bracket 22 is positioned on the exposed outwardly facing portion of the support frame 20 of the right side section 18. The left bracket 21 and the right bracket 22 are connected to the support frame 20 through the use of a plurality of fasteners 23. The front facing sections of the present invention would be aligned parallel to the window fixture and its peripheral wall surface. The left side section 17 and the right side section 18 are positioned perpendicular to the peripheral wall surface. With the proper alignment the present invention attaches to the surrounding surface through the use of the left bracket 21 and the right bracket 22. In addition, the present invention can include a connection method that allows for the side sections to attach angularly to the end sections providing the side sections the ability to connect perpendicularly to two wall surfaces that are proximal to the window fixture, but angled outward.
  • Referring to FIG. 12 and the FIG. 13, an additional assembly configuration of the preferred embodiment of the present invention can be utilized to provide fitment to a window fixture that is positioned in close proximity to two wall surfaces. Window fixtures are occasionally placed near the corners of two wall surfaces; these placements are unsuitable for the single surface configuration of the present invention. To overcome the two surface limitations, the present invention can exclude the addition of the side section proximal to the perpendicular wall surface relative to the window fixture. The bracket associated with the excluded side section is instead affixed to the exposed support beam 16 of the proximal end section. In this assembly configuration, the present invention resembles an “L shape” from a top down elevational view, where the front facing sections are parallel, while the remaining side section is perpendicular to the window fixture and its enclosing wall surface. The present invention mounts to the two wall surfaces by connecting the bracket on the end section support beam 16 to the perpendicular wall surface, and connecting the bracket on the side section to the parallel wall surface surrounding the window fixture. Additionally, the present invention can include a connection method that allows the connection between the support frame 20 and the support beam 16 of the remaining side section and the associated end section to be angled in order to fit the wall surfaces that surround the window fixtures that are not perpendicular to one another.
  • Referring to FIG. 14 and the FIG. 15, another additional assembly configuration of the preferred embodiment of the present invention can be utilized to provide fitment to a window fixture that is positioned inset relative to two wall surfaces. Inset placement of a window fixture creates a situation where two perpendicular wall surfaces surround the window fixture preventing a cornice in a single wall configuration from being installed. The present invention over comes with limitation by excluding the addition of both side sections. The brackets originally associated with the side sections would instead be affixed on the exposed support beams of the right and left end section 11. The front facing sections of the present invention would be parallel to the window fixture, but perpendicular to the periphery wall surfaces. The present invention would mount to the two wall surfaces by connecting the brackets on the support beams of the left and right end section 12 to the two perpendicular wall surfaces.
  • Referring to FIG. 5 and the FIG. 6, a functionality of present invention in its preferred embodiment is to provide a plurality of width sizes for the front facing section to allow fitment to the wall surfaces surrounding window fixtures of various sizes. The present invention accomplishes this through the use of the plurality of left and right extension sections. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the present invention utilizes the inclusion and exclusion of the extension sections to adjust the length of the front facing sections. The present invention currently incorporates three extension sections for each left and right extension sections, but additional embodiment can incorporate various extension sections of varying widths.
  • Another functionality of the present invention in its preferred embodiment is its ability to not necessitate additional alterations, such as cutting, to its components to allow proper fitment to the wall surfaces surrounding window fixtures of various sizes. The present invention utilizes its plurality of left and right extension sections, the system of runners, and the plurality of fasteners, to overcome the limitations of other cornice designs. By allowing selective inclusion or exclusions of components to achieve a desired width, the present invention offers individuals an adjustable cornice that necessitates few tools in the assembly process.
  • While another functionality of the present invention in its preferred embodiment is the ease of transportation and construction. The present invention is able to offer individuals an adjustable cornice assembly that is packaged in a compact and space saving configuration, which is made possible by the size and shape of the components. The components, of the present invention, when packaged can be oriented and positioned in particular manners that allow the components to take up the least amount of space relative to its fully constructed configuration. Although the invention is able to accomplish this functionality through its present configuration, it should be noted that additional configurations can also utilize this packaging feature.
  • Still another functionality of the present invention in its preferred embodiment is the inventions ability to attach a plurality of materials such as padding and fabrics to the various surfaces around the invention for additional design aesthetics. The invention accomplishes this by utilizing the surfaces of the front facing sections and the sides sections. The materials used for the construction of the sections provide a connection point for fasteners that include, but are not limited to, staples, screws, nails, and a variety of methods to affix padding or fabric to surfaces.
  • Yet still another functionality of the present invention in its preferred embodiment is the ability to be reused or adapted to fit another window fixture after the present invention has been constructed and configured. The present invention is capable of accomplishing this functionality through the removal of the attached fabric or padding and exposing the plurality of fasteners that hold the central section, each of the plurality of left extension sections, each of the plurality of right extension sections, the left end section, the right end section, the left side section, and the right side section, together through the runners. An individual would remove the plurality of fasteners and remove or include the plurality of left extension sections and the plurality of right extension sections, if they wish to readjust the width of the present invention to fit a new window fixture. Once the present invention has been reconfigured the padding and fabric can be reattached to allow and the present invention to be mounted to the new window fixture.
  • Preferably, the present invention in its preferred embodiment is constructed using materials that provide the invention a rigged, but light weight construction. Although, the preferred material of construction for the invention is wood, the invention can utilize a plurality of materials that include, but are not limited to, various woods, simulated wood, particleboard, fiberboard, and plastics if desired. Additionally, the present invention utilizes a plurality of fasteners that in the preferred embodiment comprise a plurality of retaining screws. Although this is the current method of fastening that is utilized in the present invention it should be noted that additional types of fasteners can potentially be utilized to accomplish the same functionality. The types of fasteners that the present invention can utilize can include, but are not limited, to various types of nails, screws, cam locks, and others if desired. While the present invention contains various decorative elements on the bottom portion of the front facing sections and side sections, it should be understood that the present invention can be configured using any type of decorative pattern and that the location of the decorative patterns is not limited to the bottom portion of the front facing or side sections. Decorative patterns can be included on the top portion, and on the actual surface of the front facing sections and side sections, as well as a plurality of locations on the invention that would allow for the inclusion of design elements of the present invention. Furthermore, it should be understood that the types of patterns that can be included on the invention can be added through a plurality of manners that include, but are not limited to, being etched, embossed, painted, inlaid, lathed, whittled, and printed on if desired.
  • Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

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1. An adjustable cornice comprises,
a central section;
the central section comprises a center panel, a first center channel, and a second center channel;
the first center channel and the second center channel each comprise at least one stopper or a pair of stoppers;
a plurality of left extension sections;
a plurality of right extension sections;
each of the plurality of left extension sections and each of the plurality of right extension sections each comprise an extension panel, a first extension channel, a second extension channel;
a left end section;
a right end section;
the left end section and the right end section each comprise an end panel, a first end channel, a second end channel, and a support beam;
a left side section;
a right side section;
the left side section and the right side section each comprise a side panel and a support frame;
a left bracket;
a right bracket;
a plurality of fasteners;
a first left runner;
a second left runner;
a first right runner; and
a second right runner.
2. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 1 comprises,
the plurality of left extension sections being positioned adjacent to the central section;
the plurality of right extension sections being positioned adjacent to the central section opposite to the plurality of left extension sections;
the left end section being positioned adjacent to the plurality of left extension sections opposite the central section;
the right end section being positioned adjacent to the plurality right extension sections opposite the central section;
the left side section being positioned adjacent to the left end section opposite to the plurality of left extension sections; and
the right side section being positioned adjacent to the right end section opposite to the plurality of right extension sections.
3. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 1 comprises,
the first central channel being positioned above the second center channel;
the first center channel being parallel to the second center channel;
the first central channel and second central channel being connected across the center panel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel being centrally positioned along the first center channel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel being centrally positioned along the second center channel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel traverse through the first center channel; and
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel traverse through the second center channel.
4. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 1 comprises,
the first extension channel and the second extension channel being connected across the extension panel;
the first extension channel being positioned above the second extension channel; and
the first extension channel being parallel to the second extension channel.
5. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 1 comprises,
the first end channel, the second end channel and the support beam being connected across the end panel;
the first end channel being positioned above the second end channel;
the first end channel being positioned parallel to the second end channel;
the support beam being perpendicularly positioned to the first end channel and the second end channel; and
the support beam being positioned against the first end channel and the second end channel.
6. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 1 comprises,
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first center channel being collinearly positioned against the first extension channel of each of the left extension sections;
the second center channel being collinearly positioned against the second extension channel of the left extension sections;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of left extensions section being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extensions sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first center channel opposite to the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the second extension channel of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second center channel opposite to the second extension channel of the left extension sections;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first end channel of the left end section opposite the first center channel;
the second left extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second end channel of the left end section opposite the second center channel;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first end channel of the right end section opposite the first center channel; and
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second end channel of the right end section opposite the second center channel.
7. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 1 comprises,
the first end channel of the left end section being traversed into by the first left runner;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being traversed through by the first left runner;
the first center channel being traversed into by the first left runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel;
the second end channel of the left end section being traversed into by the second left runner;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being traversed through by the second left runner;
the second center channel being traversed into by the second left runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel;
the first end channel of the right end section being traversed into by the first right runner;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being traversed through by the first right runner;
the first center channel being traversed into by the first right runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel;
the second end channel of the right end section being traversed into by the second right runner;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being traversed through by the second right runner; and
the second center channel being traversed into by the second right runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel.
8. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 1 comprises,
the plurality of fasteners traversing through the first center channel, first extension channel, first end channel, second center channel, second extension channels, and second end channel; and
the plurality of fasteners traversing into the first left runner, first right runner, second left runner, and second right runner.
9. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 1 comprises,
the support frame being connected across the side panel;
the support frame of the left side section being perpendicularly connected to the support beam of the left end section;
the support frame of the right side section being perpendicularly connected to the support beam of the right end section;
the left bracket being connected to the support frame of the left side section opposite the support beam of the left end section; and
the right bracket being connected to the support frame of the right side section opposite the support beam of the right end section.
10. An adjustable cornice comprises,
a central section;
the central section comprises a center panel, a first center channel, and a second center channel;
the first center channel and the second center channel each comprise a at least one stopper or pair of stoppers;
a plurality of left extension sections;
a plurality of right extension sections;
each of the plurality of left extension sections and each of the plurality of right extension sections each comprise an extension panel, a first extension channel, a second extension channel;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first center channel being collinearly positioned against the first extension channel of each of the left extension sections;
the second center channel being collinearly positioned against the second extension channel of the left extension sections;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of left extensions section being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extensions sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first center channel opposite to the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the second extension channel of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second center channel opposite to the second extension channel of the left extension sections;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first end channel of the left end section opposite the first center channel;
the second left extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second end channel of the left end section opposite the second center channel;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first end channel of the right end section opposite the first center channel;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second end channel of the right end section opposite the second center channel;
a left end section;
a right end section;
the left end section and the right end section each comprise an end panel, a first end channel, a second end channel, and a support beam;
a left side section;
a right side section;
the left side section and the right side section each comprise a side panel and a support frame;
a left bracket;
a right bracket;
a plurality of fasteners;
a first left runner;
a second left runner;
a first right runner; and
a second right runner.
11. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 10 comprises,
the plurality of left extension sections being positioned adjacent to the central section;
the plurality of right extension sections being positioned adjacent to the central section opposite to the plurality of left extension sections;
the left end section being positioned adjacent to the plurality of left extension sections opposite the central section;
the right end section being positioned adjacent to the plurality right extension sections opposite the central section;
the left side section being positioned adjacent to the left end section opposite to the plurality of left extension sections; and
the right side section being positioned adjacent to the right end section opposite to the plurality of right extension sections.
12. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 10 comprises,
the first central channel being positioned above the second center channel;
the first center channel being parallel to the second center channel;
the first central channel and second central channel being connected across the center panel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel being centrally positioned along the first center channel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel being centrally positioned along the second center channel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel traverse through the first center channel; and
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel traverse through the second center channel,
the first extension channel and the second extension channel being connected across the extension panel;
the first extension channel being positioned above the second extension channel;
the first extension channel being parallel to the second extension channel;
the first end channel, the second end channel and the support beam being connected across the end panel;
the first end channel being positioned above the second end channel;
the first end channel being positioned parallel to the second end channel;
the support beam being perpendicularly positioned to the first end channel and the second end channel; and
the support beam being positioned against the first end channel and the second end channel.
13. The adjustable cornice as claimed in claim 10 comprises,
the first end channel of the left end section being traversed into by the first left runner;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being traversed through by the first left runner;
the first center channel being traversed into by the first left runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel;
the second end channel of the left end section being traversed into by the second left runner;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being traversed through by the second left runner;
the second center channel being traversed into by the second left runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel;
the first end channel of the right end section being traversed into by the first right runner;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being traversed through by the first right runner;
the first center channel being traversed into by the first right runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel;
the second end channel of the right end section being traversed into by the second right runner;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being traversed through by the second right runner; and
the second center channel being traversed into by the second right runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel.
14. The adjustable cornice is claimed in claim 10 comprises,
the plurality of fasteners traversing through the first center channel, first extension channel, first end channel, second center channel, second extension channels, and second end channel;
the plurality of fasteners traversing into the first left runner, first right runner, second left runner, and second right runner;
the support frame being connected across the side panel;
the support frame of the left side section being perpendicularly connected to the support beam of the left end section;
the support frame of the right side section being perpendicularly connected to the support beam of the right end section;
the left bracket being connected to the support frame of the left side section opposite the support beam of the left end section; and
the right bracket being connected to the support frame of the right side section opposite the support beam of the right end section.
15. An adjustable cornice comprises,
a central section;
the central section comprises a center panel, a first center channel, and a second center channel;
the first center channel and the second center channel each comprise a at least one stopper or pair of stoppers;
a plurality of left extension sections;
a plurality of right extension sections;
each of the plurality of left extension sections and each of the plurality of right extension sections each comprise an extension panel, a first extension channel, a second extension channel;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first center channel being collinearly positioned against the first extension channel of each of the left extension sections;
the second center channel being collinearly positioned against the second extension channel of the left extension sections;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of left extensions section being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extensions sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first center channel opposite to the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned to one another;
the second extension channel of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second center channel opposite to the second extension channel of the left extension sections;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first end channel of the left end section opposite the first center channel;
the second left extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second end channel of the left end section opposite the second center channel;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the first end channel of the right end section opposite the first center channel;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being collinearly positioned against the second end channel of the right end section opposite the second center channel;
a left end section;
a right end section;
the left end section and the right end section each comprise an end panel, a first end channel, a second end channel, and a support beam;
a left side section;
a right side section;
the left side section and the right side section each comprise a side panel and a support frame;
a left bracket;
a right bracket;
a plurality of fasteners;
a first left runner;
a second left runner;
a first right runner;
a second right runner;
the first end channel of the left end section being traversed into by the first left runner;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being traversed through by the first left runner;
the first center channel being traversed into by the first left runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel;
the second end channel of the left end section being traversed into by the second left runner;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of left extension sections being traversed through by the second left runner;
the second center channel being traversed into by the second left runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel;
the first end channel of the right end section being traversed into by the first right runner;
the first extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being traversed through by the first right runner;
the first center channel being traversed into by the first right runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel;
the second end channel of the right end section being traversed into by the second right runner;
the second extension channel of each of the plurality of right extension sections being traversed through by the second right runner; and
the second center channel being traversed into by the second right runner until the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel.
16. The adjustable cornice is claimed in claim 15 comprises,
the plurality of left extension sections being positioned adjacent to the central section;
the plurality of right extension sections being positioned adjacent to the central section opposite to the plurality of left extension sections;
the left end section being positioned adjacent to the plurality of left extension sections opposite the central section;
the right end section being positioned adjacent to the plurality right extension sections opposite the central section;
the left side section being positioned adjacent to the left end section opposite to the plurality of left extension sections; and
the right side section being positioned adjacent to the right end section opposite to the plurality of right extension sections.
17. The adjustable cornice is claimed in claim 15 comprises,
the first central channel being positioned above the second center channel;
the first center channel being parallel to the second center channel;
the first central channel and second central channel being connected across the center panel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel being centrally positioned along the first center channel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel being centrally positioned along the second center channel;
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the first center channel traverse through the first center channel; and
the at least one stopper or pair of stoppers of the second center channel traverse through the second center channel,
the first extension channel and the second extension channel being connected across the extension panel;
the first extension channel being positioned above the second extension channel;
the first extension channel being parallel to the second extension channel;
the first end channel, the second end channel and the support beam being connected across the end panel;
the first end channel being positioned above the second end channel;
the first end channel being positioned parallel to the second end channel;
the support beam being perpendicularly positioned to the first end channel and the second end channel; and
the support beam being positioned against the first end channel and the second end channel.
18. The adjustable cornice is claimed in claim 15 comprises,
the plurality of fasteners traversing through the first center channel, first extension channel, first end channel, second center channel, second extension channels, and second end channel;
the plurality of fasteners traversing into the first left runner, first right runner, second left runner, and second right runner;
the support frame being connected across the side panel;
the support frame of the left side section being perpendicularly connected to the support beam of the left end section;
the support frame of the right side section being perpendicularly connected to the support beam of the right end section;
the left bracket being connected to the support frame of the left side section opposite the support beam of the left end section; and
the right bracket being connected to the support frame of the right side section opposite the support beam of the right end section.
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