Title:
EZ-Rite
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A portable one-man ceiling material hanger with rolling mechanism (A) which is used to easily load material holding apparatus (C). The vertical support (E) is to support the weight of material of material apparatus (C). Angle support (F) is used to hold ceiling material in place. Spring-loaded mechanism (B) is used to stop ceiling material from sliding off lifting apparatus sliding off. Lifting apparatus (D) is used to lift material to ceiling where it will come to adhere to ceiling. The mounting bracket apparatus (G) is affixed to the wall and the material stabilizing apparatus (H) stops material from falling off EZ-Rite by way of holding material at proper angle.



Inventors:
Hickerty, Brian (Holland, MI, US)
Application Number:
11/247906
Publication Date:
04/13/2006
Filing Date:
10/11/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G1/16
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Primary Examiner:
NGUYEN, CHI Q
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Brian Hickerty (Holland, MI, US)
Claims:
We claim:

1. A method for hanging ceiling materials. (i) a material rolling device (ii) spring-loaded stopping mechanism (iii) material holding apparatus (iv) material lifting apparatus (v) vertical support apparatus (vi) angle support apparatus (vii) a mounting bracket apparatus (viii) a material stabilizing apparatus

2. A method for hanging ceiling material with one-man operation. (i) a material rolling device (ii) spring-loaded stopping mechanism (iii) material holding apparatus (iv) material lifting apparatus (v) vertical support apparatus (vi) angle support apparatus (vii) a mounting bracket apparatus (viii) a material stabilizing apparatus

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application relates to and claims priority from U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. US 60/617,479 filed on Oct. 12, 2004, specifications which are incorporated herein by reference.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

Not Applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of Invention

This invention relates to a one man drywall or ceiling hanging apparatus, specifically to hang ceiling materials by way of one man operation.

2. Background of Invention

In standard construction practices as well as home use industry, have relied on more than one person to hang material on a ceiling. The equipment used is usually rented for a fee. The equipment is also large as well as cumbersome to handle.

Originally, ceiling hangers relied on each other's brute strength to hold material while another person or persons secured the ceiling material into place.

As time progressed, new innovative ideas which were more user friendly opposed to brute strength were deduced which in turn made the process of hanging drywall more ergonomically correct. Thereby making the job of hanging drywall and/or other ceiling materials a much easier process.

Even though the new invention which replaced brute strength as well as the use of people to perform hanging of ceiling materials in the past and present. The apparatus used today is large and requires a large vehicle for moving from area of storage to site of where material is to be placed on the ceiling. The apparatus today is so large and cumbersome that it takes a truck to move to location of use. U.S. Pat. No. 5,397,207 to Arellano disclosed a very large apparatus which is very heavy and bulky. Furthermore, the cost of manufacturing is much more expensive than the EZ-Rite. To add, U.S. Pat. No. 5,397,207 Arellano's apparatus needs more than one person or laborer to utilize the apparatus.

Although the U.S. Pat. No. 5,397,207 to Arellano is a far much better way to install ceiling material as opposed to brute strength, it still is less superior to the EZ-Rite. EZ-Rite is a one-man operation and is easily moved from job to job. Furthermore, it does not require a large vehicle to move the EZ-Rite. My own PPA 60/617,479 describes a method of hanging ceiling materials which uses one person. All other methods have many disadvantages:

  • A. The manufacturing of U.S. Pat. No. 5,397,207 to Arellano is much more expensive. It takes more materials than the EZ-Rite.
  • B. The transitioning of U.S. Pat. No. 5,397,207 to Arellano is much more difficult because of size.
  • C. The use of U.S. Pat. No. 5,397,207 to Arellano is less superior to EZ-Rite. The above said device or apparatus requires more than one person for operation.
  • D. The time to prepare U.S. Pat. No. 5,397,207 to Arellano is less superior. The EZ-Rite is already assembled and ready to be used.
  • E. The weight of U.S. Pat. No. 5,397,207 to Arellano is much greater than the EZ-Rite which creates more likelihood of a user being injured.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION—OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES

Accordingly, besides objects and advantages of the EZ-Rite described in the above patent:

  • A. To provide a more safe way to hang ceiling material.
  • B. To provide a more cost-effective way to hang ceiling material.
  • C. To provide a less weight bearing product which in turn will make it more ergonomically correct to hang ceiling materials.
  • D. To provide a more easier way to transition or transport a product used for hanging of ceiling materials.
  • E. To provide a product to hang ceiling materials in a much more timely manner.

SUMMARY

In accordance with the present invention, a ceiling material hanging device comprises of a material apparatus, lifting apparatus, vertical support, push pin apparatus, angle support apparatus, expansion unit, a removable handle, and a material rolling device.

DRAWINGS—FIGURES

In drawings, close related figures have same number but different alphabetical suffixes.

FIG. 1A illustrates the material rolling device supplied with wheel and adhering mechanism with bolts and nuts.

FIG. 1B illustrates spring-loaded stopping mechanism which is supplied with a spring-loaded pin.

FIG. 1C illustrates platform for material holding apparatus which is comprised of a elongated platform.

FIG. 1D illustrates a piece of material for lifting apparatus.

FIG. 1E illustrates a piece of material used for vertical support apparatus.

FIG. 1F illustrates a piece of material for angle support.

FIG. 1G illustrates a mounting bracket apparatus.

FIG. 1H illustrates a material stabilizing apparatus.

REFERENCE NUMERALS

  • 1A Material rolling device
  • 1B Spring-loading stopping mechanism
  • 1C Material holding apparatus
  • 1D Lifting apparatus
  • 1E Vertical support apparatus
  • 1F Angle support apparatus
  • 1G Mounting bracket apparatus
  • 1H Material stabilizing apparatus

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF FIGURES

A preferred embodiment of the side view of present invention is illustrated in FIG. 1A, side view of material rolling device which is used to roll material onto material holding apparatus 1C. FIG. 1B side view of spring-loaded stopping mechanism which is implanted into material holding apparatus 1C. FIG. 1C is the material holding apparatus. FIG. 1C which is the platform designed to hold ceiling materials. FIG. 1D side view which illustrates lifting apparatus which is connected to FIG. 1C material holding apparatus henceforth, is used to lift material on the material holding apparatus. FIG. 1E vertical support apparatus which is connected to FIG. 1C material holding apparatus is used to support weight of material. FIG. 1F angle support which is affixed to FIG. 1C is used to support weight of FIG. 1C material holding apparatus. FIG. 1G mounting bracket side view will be affixed to wall 1H material stabilizing apparatus side view will stop material from falling off EZ-Rite by way of correct angle of 1C.

CONCLUSION, RAMIFICATIONS, AND SCOPE

Accordingly, the reviewer and/or examiner will see that the EZ-Rite is far superior to the way ceiling materials are being affixed today. This new device will decrease back injuries as far as the ceiling hanging industry.

  • EZ-Rite is a small apparatus
  • EZ-Rite is very portable
  • EZ-Rite has a low manufacturing cost
  • EZ-Rite is a one-man operation
  • EZ-Rite is more ergonomically correct putting weight of material on EZ-Rite not on the user.

Although the product described above has many specifics, it does not limit the scope of the invention, but as merely providing illustrations through verbiage as well as drawings of some of patent present embodiments.