Title:
Decorative wall mount
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A decorative wall mount has a bracket, an ornamental body, a casing and a mounting knob. The bracket is mounted on a wall. The ornamental body is detachably clamped on the bracket and has an outer surface having a design. The casing is transparent and has a through hole formed therethrough. The mounting knob is connected to the ornamental body through the through hole of the casing and has a rod and a fastener. Therefore, the decorative wall mount can be produced cheaply and designs can be interchanged with different casings to provide a great variety of wall mounts with low production costs.



Inventors:
Pan, Chin-chi (Changhua Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
12/222539
Publication Date:
02/18/2010
Filing Date:
08/12/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
248/220.21
International Classes:
A47K10/10
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Primary Examiner:
GARFT, CHRISTOPHER
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS, PLLC (ALEXANDRIA, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A decorative wall mount having a bracket having multiple screw holes formed through the bracket; and at least one clamping protrusion being formed on and protruding obliquely from the bracket; an ornamental body being an open container detachably clamped on the bracket and having a front panel; an outer surface having a design formed thereon; an inner surface; a knob hole being formed through the front panel; a clamping notch being formed in the inner surface and engaging one of the at least one clamping protrusion of the bracket; a casing being a transparent open container and having an outer surface; an inner surface corresponding with and being mounted around the ornamental body; and a through hole being formed through the outer surface of the casing and aligning with the knob hole of the ornamental body; and a mounting knob being mounted on the ornamental body through the casing to connect the ornamental body with the casing and having a rod being mounted on the knob hole of the ornamental body and having a proximal end; and a fastener hole being formed axially in the proximal end of the rod and aligning with the knob hole of the ornamental body; and a fastener being mounted through the knob hole of the ornamental body and being mounted in the fastener hole of the rod.

2. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 1, wherein the rod of the mounting knob further has a distal end having a lip being wider then the rod; an outer surface; and a mounting hole being formed through the outer surface of the rod near the distal end.

3. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 2, wherein the bracket has two clamping protrusions formed oppositely on and protruding obliquely from two ends of the bracket; and the ornamental body further has a threaded hole being formed through the inner surface of the ornamental body and aligning with one of the clamping protrusions of the bracket; and a set screw being mounted in the threaded hole of the ornamental body and abutting a clamping protrusion corresponding to the threaded hole.

4. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 3, wherein the ornamental body further has an alignment protrusion being formed around the knob hole and protruding from the front panel of the ornamental body and being mounted in the through hole of the casing; and the rod of the mounting knob further has a proximal end; and a mounting protrusion being formed on and protruding from the proximal end of the rod corresponding to and being mounted in the knob hole of the ornamental body through the through hole of the casing.

5. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 4, wherein the ornamental body is an open container being mounted over and around the bracket.

6. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 5, wherein the fastener further has a shaft being mounted securely in the fastener hole of the rod and through the knob hole of the ornamental body and the through hole of the casing; and a head being formed on the shaft and abutting the inner surface of the ornamental body.

7. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 6, wherein the casing further has an outer surface having two opposite sides being curved; the through hole of the casing is formed through the outer surface and is circular; the knob hole of the ornamental body is non-circular; and the mounting protrusion is non-circular.

8. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 1, wherein the ornamental body further has an alignment protrusion being formed around the knob hole and protruding from the front panel of the ornamental body and being mounted in the through hole of the casing; and the rod of the mounting knob further has a proximal end; and a mounting protrusion being formed on and protruding from the proximal end of the rod corresponding to and being mounted in the knob hole of the ornamental body through the through hole of the casing.

9. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 1, wherein the ornamental body is an open container being mounted over and around the bracket.

10. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 1, wherein the fastener further has a shaft being mounted securely in the fastener hole of the mounting knob through the knob hole of the ornamental body; and a head being formed on the shaft and abutting the inner surface of the ornamental body.

11. The decorative wall mount as claimed in claim 1, wherein the casing further has an outer surface having two opposite sides being curved; the through hole of the casing is formed through the outer surface and is circular; and the ornamental body further has a front panel; and a knob hole being non-circular and being formed through the front panel of the ornamental body.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a decorative wall mount, more particular to a decorative wall mount for holding sanitary devices conveniently.

2. Description of Related Art

With reference to FIG. 5, a conventional decorative wall mount (60) is mounted on a wall for holding sanitary devices such as a towel, a soap dish or the like and has a body (61) and a holding shaft (62). The body (61) is mounted on a wall and has a rear face, a front face, a top and a bottom. The rear face of the body (61) is mounted directly on the wall. The holding shaft (62) is mounted detachably on the front face of the body (61) to hold a towel, soap dish or the like.

However, the body (61) of the conventional decorative wall mount (60) is made of metal and is heavy. When the body (61) is broken or becomes old-fashioned, it must be replaced.

To overcome the shortcomings, the present invention tends to provide a decorative wall mount to mitigate or obviate the aforementioned problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a decorative wall mount for holding sanitary devices conveniently.

The decorative wall mount in accordance with the present invention has a bracket, an ornamental body, a casing and a mounting knob. The bracket is mounted on a wall. The ornamental body is detachably clamped on the bracket and has an outer surface having a design. The casing is material and has a through hole formed therethrough. The mounting knob is connected to the ornamental body through the through hole of the casing and has a rod and a fastener. Therefore, the decorative wall mount can be produced cheaply and designs can be interchanged with different casings to provide a great variety of wall mounts with low production costs.

Other objectives, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a decorative wall mount for holding a sanitary device in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the decorative wall mount in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side view in partial section of the decorative wall mount in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is an operational perspective view of the decorative wall mount in FIG. 1, shown with a towel rail mounted thereon; and

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a decorative wall mount in accordance with the prior art.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

With reference to FIGS. 1 to 3, a decorative wall mount in accordance with the present invention comprises a bracket (40), an ornamental body (20), a casing (10) and a mounting knob (30).

The bracket (40) has multiple screw holes (42), two ends and at least one clamping protrusion (41). The screw holes (42) are formed through the bracket (40) and fasteners are mounted therethrough to mount the bracket (40) on a wall. The at least one clamping protrusion (41) is formed on the ends and protrude obliquely from the bracket (40) and may be two clamping protrusions (41) oppositely formed on the ends of the bracket (40).

The ornamental body (20) may be an open container, is detachably clamped on the bracket (40), may be mounted over and around the bracket (40), and has a front panel, an outer surface (21), an inner surface (23), a top, a bottom, a knob hole (22), an alignment protrusion (24), a clamping notch (25), a threaded hole (26) and a set screw (27).

The outer surface (21) has a design formed thereon. The design may be directly printed, a paper based sticker, a paper insert or the like and may comprise at least one color, a floral pattern, at least one word, a graphic, a combination thereof or the like.

The knob hole (22) is formed through the front panel and is non-circular. The alignment protrusion (24) may be circular, is formed around the knob hole (22) and protrudes from the front panel of the ornamental body (20).

The clamping notch (25) is formed on the inner surface (23) at the top and engages a corresponding clamping protrusion (41) of the bracket (40).

The threaded hole (26) is formed through the inner surface (23) at the bottom of the ornamental body (20) and aligns with a corresponding clamping protrusion (41) of the bracket (40).

The set screw (27) is mounted in the threaded hole (26), is tightened against and abuts the corresponding clamping protrusion (41) of the bracket (40).

The casing (10) is transparent, may be an open container, may be plastic and is mounted over the ornamental body (20) and has an outer surface, an inner surface (11), a through hole (12) and a screw hole (13).

The outer surface may be decorated and may have two opposite sides being curved.

The inner surface (11) corresponds with and is mounted around the ornamental body (20).

The through hole (12) may be circular, is formed through the outer surface of the casing (10) and aligns with the knob hole (22) of the ornamental body (20) and may correspond with and be mounted around the aligning protrusion (24) of the ornamental body (20).

The screw hole (13) is formed through the outer surface of the casing (10) and aligns with the threaded hole (26) of the ornamental body (20) and may be mounted around the set screw (27).

The mounting knob (30) is mounted on the ornamental body (20) through the casing (10) and has a rod (31) and a fastener (32).

The rod (31) may be cylindrical, is mounted on the knob hole (22) of the ornamental body (20) and may be mounted through the through hole (12) of the casing (10) and has a distal end, a proximal end, a fastener hole (311), a mounting protrusion (312), an outer surface and a mounting hole (313).

The distal end of the rod (31) may have a lip (314) being wider than the rod (31) to aid hanging objects therefrom.

The fastener hole (311) is formed axially in the proximal end of the rod (31), may be threaded and aligns with the knob hole (22) of the ornamental body (20).

The mounting protrusion (312) is formed on and protrudes from the proximal end of the rod (31) around the fastener hole (311), corresponds to and is mounted in the knob hole (22) of the ornamental body (20) and may be non-circular.

The mounting hole (313) is formed through the outer surface of the mounting knob (30) near the distal end and may communicate with the fastener hole (311).

The fastener (32) is mounted through the knob hole (22) and the through hole (12) of the casing (10) and abuts the inner surface of the ornamental body (20) and is mounted in the fastener hole (311) of the rod (31) to clamp the casing (10) on the ornamental body (20) and may have a shaft (321) and a head (322). The shaft (321) is mounted securely in the fastener hole (311) of the body (31) and through the knob hole (22) of the ornamental body (20). The head (322) is formed on the shaft (321) and abuts the inner surface of the ornamental body (20).

With further reference to FIG. 4, when the decorative wall mount is mounted securely on a wall by the bracket (40), a free end of a towel rail (50) can be mounted in the mounting hole (313) of the rod (31) to hold a towel on the decorative wall mount conveniently. The casing (10) of the decorative wall mount is lightweight and easy to produce. Therefore, when broken or for a different look the casing (10) can be easily replaced. Alternatively, to update an appearance, the ornamental body (20) can be changed or have the design changed. The design of the ornamental body (20) is not damaged since the casing (10) protects it. Furthermore, multiple different designs of casing (10) and ornamental body (20) can be produced and inter-matched to provide distinctive designs with little machine tooling and production line change and therefore at lower cost.

Even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and function of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only, and changes may be made in detail, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.