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US20130221039A1
US20130221039A1 US13/404,529 US201213404529A US2013221039A1 US 20130221039 A1 US20130221039 A1 US 20130221039A1 US 201213404529 A US201213404529 A US 201213404529A US 2013221039 A1 US2013221039 A1 US 2013221039A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G25/00Household implements used in connection with wearing apparel; Dress, hat or umbrella holders
    • A47G25/14Clothing hangers, e.g. suit hangers
    • A47G25/1442Handling hangers, e.g. stacking, dispensing
    • A47G25/145Devices for holding or carrying multiple loaded hangers

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A device for hanging all types of clothing ranging from shirts and trousers safely using the horizontal axis of the door jamb or closet horizontal molding trim as the base in which to mount the hanger station apparatus thereby allowing these articles of clothing the ability to remain hanging or suspended in the device when brushed up against. Without the use of such an invention these articles of clothing would be knocked to the floor, often requiring them to be washed or ironed again. Delicate articles of clothing that cannot be subjected to the harsh conditions of conventional clothes dryers are able to air dry without getting placed into a closet while they are damp thereby preventing moldy clothing.

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  • The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 61/372,249, filed Aug. 10, 2010, for HANGER STATION, by Michael Owen, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.
  • Michael Owen, the inventor has submitted an explanation of hardship via certified mail asking for an extension of continuation in part for provisional application No. 61/372,249 to the USPTO Ombudsman Tech. Center 3700 PO Box 1450, Alexandra Va. 22314-1450 along with an overview of my detailed hardship and request to Congressman Tom McClintock, 428 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
  • FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to suspending articles of clothing and, more particularly, relates generally to clothing organization and suspension or air drying, and more particularly to a novel hanger station apparatus system incorporating the use of a common door jamb or closet molding frame providing easy access to freshly ironed or clean clothes that are commonly hung on these edges and often knocked to the floor. To avoid this problem the purpose of the hanger station apparatus is to provide a novel method that requires no tools or special equipment to install and use. In more detail the user selects the hanger station apparatus unit, cut to size if desired, peel off the commonly used dual side tape and place it on the point where the wall meets the horizontal axis of the door jamb or closet molding.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Typically clean clothes or freshly ironed clothes or garments are stored in the closet. During the process of distributing clean clothes throughout the house often these clean articles of clothing or garments are suspended on the door jamb either to be put away, or to be used for a selected outfit, or packing, or for the delicate items that do not get ran through conventional clothing dryers. These articles of clothing often are brushed up against while entering or leaving a bedroom, laundry room or closet. The clean, damp or waiting clothes are knocked to the floor and covered with whatever is commonly on the floor of a household, apartment or dorm room. This often results in need to clean or iron them again.
  • There are known in prior art various forms of clothing suspension devices. Such devices include single hooks that are screwed into the wall or hung over the door surface by adhesives or nail or screw fasteners. Some hook assemblies provide a fixed number of hooks secured to a strip. While there have been some advances in the types of hanging systems there remains the need to provide an improved clothes hanging device that requires no tools or mechanical process that is simpler to use and insures reliability and retain garments in a non-wrinkling manor.
  • In all variations of prior art. The systems are complex and require some sort of mounting hardware or device or mechanism that is not already present in every household, apartment, office, dorm room. Hanger stations novelty makes it useable for virtually every door way or closet entry way. With zero tools for installation or use.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a device for hanging all types of clothing ranging from shirts and trousers safely using the horizontal axis of the door jamb or closet horizontal molding trim as the base in which to mount the hanger station apparatus thereby allowing these articles of clothing the ability to remain hanging or suspended in the device when brushed up against. Without the use of such an invention these articles of clothing would be knocked to the floor, often requiring them to be washed or ironed again. Delicate articles of clothing that cannot be subjected to the harsh conditions of conventional clothes dryers are able to air dry without getting placed into a closet while they are damp thereby preventing moldy clothing. It is another object of the hanger station to provide a temporary stable location for clothes that have been ironed a secure holding location until they are distributed to a designated closets or person to wear.
  • When the common and readily available dual sided tape is peeled off the back of the hanger station, it can be placed out of sight on the door jamb or closet decorative molding and it is ready for use. Additional hanger station variations will include re attachable adhesive strips as well as the use of magnets to secure the hanger station to the desired location. The hanger station can be cut to desired size allowing the user to mix and match the number of hanger station modules they wish to have at any number of doors/closets locations.
  • These and other objects, advantages and features of hanger station will become more apparent when the detailed description is studied in conjunction with the drawings.
  • It would be advantageous to provide a device that allows you to safely hang articles of clothing in a doorway or closet without them getting knocked to the floor each time someone walks by.
  • It would also be advantageous to provide a device that allows articles of clothing to air dry without subjecting then to the harsh conditions related to conventional
  • domestic or commercial dry cleaning or clothes dryers. The present invention also offers the user the benefits of fresh air drying similar to an outdoor clothes line.
  • It would further be advantageous to provide a device that is green friendly by reducing the energy used either natural gas or electricity through the use of the present invention
  • As indicated in considering the shortcomings of existing art. The hanger station offers simplicity in its design and ease of installation and use. When used the hanger station eliminates the need to re wash or re iron an article of clothing that has been knocked to the floor. Using a hanger station makes it easy to have an entire week's worth of ironed clothing out and ready to use without getting smashed into an overstuffed closet. This reduces re ironing. Hanger station also emulates the outdoor clothes line of air drying clothing while reducing energy consumption, allowing clothing to air dry freshly and not get moldy and stale by placing a wet item in a closed and over packed closet. No tools are required to install the hanger station and it has no moving parts or mechanical components that are subject to normal wear and tear thereby eliminating any maintenance tasks or costs.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • A complete understanding of the present invention may be obtained by reference to the accompanying drawings, when considered in conjunction with the subsequent, detailed description, in which:
  • FIG. 1 is a front view of a hanger station device;
  • FIG. 2 is a right view of a hanger station device; and
  • FIG. 3 is a rear view of a hanger station device.
  • For purposes of clarity and brevity, like elements and components will bear the same designations and numbering throughout the Figures.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Since other modifications and changes varied to fit particular operating requirements and environments will be apparent to those skilled in the art, the invention is not considered limited to the example chosen for purposes of disclosure, and covers all changes and modifications which do not constitute departures from the true spirit and scope of this invention.
  • Having thus described the invention, what is desired to be protected by Letters Patent is presented in the subsequently appended claims.

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1. A hanger station for the general purpose of this apparatus described subsequently in greater detail is to provide a device which has many novel features that result in improved clothes hanging apparatus which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested or even implied by prior art, either alone or in the combination thereof.
the general purpose of this invention described subsequently in greater detail is to provide a device which has many novel features that result in improved clothes hanging apparatus which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested or even implied by prior art, either alone or in the combination thereof, comprising:
means for thise main element of this invention as it contains a plurality of tapered cups that act as modules for the suspension of articles of clothing hung on standard wire coat hangers or all commonly used plastic coat hangers;
means for contained in the tooling design are break lines located every other hanger cup. these break lines act as an easy way to cut or snap off a few hanger station cups as desired allowing the user to deploy a few in every door way if desired;
means for this back mounting plate spans the length of the hanger station strip. this back plate is used to place the commonly available dual sided mounting tape used to attach the invention;
means for this cup or series of cups are a main item for the hanger station strip. each cup is tapered with a radius to allow a clothing hanger the ability to pivot while in use keeping clothes hung on the doorway or closet and not knocked to the floor;
means for the back plane of the hanger station strip has been designed as a mounting plate which is used to accommodate standard and commonly used dual sided mounting tape; and
means for the hanger station strip back mounting plate is designed to accommodate standard and readily available dual sided adhesive mounting tape.
2. The hanger station in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for thise main element of this invention as it contains a plurality of tapered cups that act as modules for the suspension of articles of clothing hung on standard wire coat hangers or all commonly used plastic coat hangers comprises an acts as backbone of invention hanger station strip.
3. The hanger station in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for contained in the tooling design are break lines located every other hanger cup. these break lines act as an easy way to cut or snap off a few hanger station cups as desired allowing the user to deploy a few in every door way if desired comprises an assists users in cutting the unit to desired size break lines.
4. The hanger station in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for this back mounting plate spans the length of the hanger station strip. this back plate is used to place the commonly available dual sided mounting tape used to attach the invention comprises an ease of mounting back plate.
5. The hanger station in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for this cup or series of cups are a main item for the hanger station strip. each cup is tapered with a radius to allow a clothing hanger the ability to pivot while in use keeping clothes hung on the doorway or closet and not knocked to the floor comprises a module with radius allowing hanger to pivot hanger cup.
6. The hanger station in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for the back plane of the hanger station strip has been designed as a mounting plate which is used to accommodate standard and commonly used dual sided mounting tape comprises a mounting surface mounting plate location.
7. The hanger station in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for the hanger station strip back mounting plate is designed to accommodate standard and readily available dual sided adhesive mounting tape comprises a dual sided adhesive mounting tape mounting tape.
8. A hanger station for the general purpose of this apparatus described subsequently in greater detail is to provide a device which has many novel features that result in improved clothes hanging apparatus which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested or even implied by prior art, either alone or in the combination thereof.
the general purpose of this invention described subsequently in greater detail is to provide a device which has many novel features that result in improved clothes hanging apparatus which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested or even implied by prior art, either alone or in the combination thereof, comprising:
an acts as backbone of invention hanger station strip, for thise main element of this invention as it contains a plurality of tapered cups that act as modules for the suspension of articles of clothing hung on standard wire coat hangers or all commonly used plastic coat hangers;
an assists users in cutting the unit to desired size break lines, for contained in the tooling design are break lines located every other hanger cup. these break lines act as an easy way to cut or snap off a few hanger station cups as desired allowing the user to deploy a few in every door way if desired;
an ease of mounting back plate, for this back mounting plate spans the length of the hanger station strip. this back plate is used to place the commonly available dual sided mounting tape used to attach the invention;
a module with radius allowing hanger to pivot hanger cup, for this cup or series of cups are a main item for the hanger station strip. each cup is tapered with a radius to allow a clothing hanger the ability to pivot while in use keeping clothes hung on the doorway or closet and not knocked to the floor;
a mounting surface mounting plate location, for the back plane of the hanger station strip has been designed as a mounting plate which is used to accommodate standard and commonly used dual sided mounting tape; and
a dual sided adhesive mounting tape mounting tape, for the hanger station strip back mounting plate is designed to accommodate standard and readily available dual sided adhesive mounting tape.
9. A hanger station for the general purpose of this apparatus described subsequently in greater detail is to provide a device which has many novel features that result in improved clothes hanging apparatus which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested or even implied by prior art, either alone or in the combination thereof.
the general purpose of this invention described subsequently in greater detail is to provide a device which has many novel features that result in improved clothes hanging apparatus which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested or even implied by prior art, either alone or in the combination thereof, comprising:
an acts as backbone of invention hanger station strip, for thise main element of this invention as it contains a plurality of tapered cups that act as modules for the suspension of articles of clothing hung on standard wire coat hangers or all commonly used plastic coat hangers;
an assists users in cutting the unit to desired size break lines, for contained in the tooling design are break lines located every other hanger cup. these break lines act as an easy way to cut or snap off a few hanger station cups as desired allowing the user to deploy a few in every door way if desired;
an ease of mounting back plate, for this back mounting plate spans the length of the hanger station strip. this back plate is used to place the commonly available dual sided mounting tape used to attach the invention;
a module with radius allowing hanger to pivot hanger cup, for this cup or series of cups are a main item for the hanger station strip. each cup is tapered with a radius to allow a clothing hanger the ability to pivot while in use keeping clothes hung on the doorway or closet and not knocked to the floor;
a mounting surface mounting plate location, for the back plane of the hanger station strip has been designed as a mounting plate which is used to accommodate standard and commonly used dual sided mounting tape; and
a dual sided adhesive mounting tape mounting tape, for the hanger station strip back mounting plate is designed to accommodate standard and readily available dual sided adhesive mounting tape.
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