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(12) Brevet: (11) CA 2814263
(54) Titre français: SYSTEME DE PANNEAUX COULISSANTS POUR CACHER UN TELEVISEUR A ECRAN PLAT
(54) Titre anglais: SLIDING PANELS SYSTEM FOR HIDING A FLAT SCREEN TV
(51) Classification internationale des brevets (CIB):
  • A47B 81/06 (2006.01)
  • E05D 15/06 (2006.01)
  • E06B 3/46 (2006.01)
  • F16M 13/00 (2006.01)
(72) Inventeurs :
  • LEMIEUX, ALAIN (Canada)
(73) Titulaires :
  • LEMIEUX, ALAIN (Canada)
(71) Demandeurs :
  • LEMIEUX, ALAIN (Canada)
(74) Agent: NA
(45) Délivré: 2017-04-04
(22) Date de dépôt: 2013-04-26
(41) Mise à la disponibilité du public: 2013-11-22
Requête d’examen: 2015-02-04
(30) Licence disponible: S.O.
(30) Langue des documents déposés: Anglais

(30) Données de priorité de la demande:
Numéro de la demande Pays / territoire Date
1209048.6 Royaume-Uni 2012-05-22

Abrégé français

Un système de panneaux coulissants pour cacher un téléviseur à écran plat comporte un panneau de fixation au mur et une paire déléments de montant espacés lun de lautre et fixés au panneau. Des ensembles rails supérieur et inférieur extensibles sont fixés entre les éléments de montant. Un premier ensemble étrier de support latéral fixé entre les ensembles rails supérieur et inférieur à des premières extrémités de celui-ci, et un second ensemble étrier de support latéral fixé entre les ensembles rails supérieur et inférieur à des secondes extrémités de celui-ci de manière que lespace entre le premier et le second ensemble étrier de support puisse être réglé au moyen des ensembles rails supérieur et inférieur extensibles; et un premier et un second élément de panneau sont fixés respectivement au premier et au second ensemble étrier de support afin que lon puisse déplacer les premier et second éléments de panneau entre une position ouverte et une position fermée.


Abrégé anglais

A sliding panels system for hiding a flat screen television, has a wall attachment panel, a pair of post members spaced from one another and attached to the wall attachment panel. Extendable upper and lower rail assemblies attached between the post members. A first side support bracket assembly connected between the upper and lower rail assemblies on first ends thereof, and a second side support bracket assembly connected between the upper and lower rail assemblies on second ends thereof, such that the space between the first and second support bracket assemblies can be adjusted by the extendable upper and lower rail assemblies; and first and second panel members respectively attached to the first and second support bracket assemblies, such that the first and second panel members can be moved between an open and a closed position.


Note : Les revendications sont présentées dans la langue officielle dans laquelle elles ont été soumises.

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CLAIMS
1. A sliding panel system for hiding a flat screen television, said sliding
panel system comprising a frame structure consisting of a wall
attachment panel adapted to be securely attached to a wall member, a
pair of post members spaced from one another and attached to said
wall attachment panel, upper and lower rail assemblies that are
extendable, spaced apart, and parallel to one another and attached
between said post members, a first side support bracket assembly
connected between said upper and lower rail assemblies on first ends
thereof, and a second side support bracket assembly connected
between said upper and lower rail assemblies on second ends thereof,
such that a space between said first and second support bracket
assemblies can be adjusted by said extendable upper and lower rail
assemblies; and first and second panel members respectively
attached to said first and second support bracket assemblies, such
that said first and second panel members can be moved between an
open position wherein said panel members are spaced apart and a
closed position wherein said panel members are abutting one another;
a looped cable forming an upper loop portion and a lower loop portion,
said upper loop portion attached at one point to a first portion of said
extendable upper rail assembly via a first connector, and said lower
loop portion attached at a second point to a second portion of said
extendable upper rail assembly that is movable from said first portion
of said upper rail assembly via a second connector; such that when
said looped cable is rotated in one direction, said extendable upper
and lower rail members extend outwards and move said first and
second panel members away from one another, and when said looped
cable is rotated in the opposite direction, said extendable upper and
lower rail members retract inwards and move said first and second
panel members towards one another; said extendable upper rail

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assembly includes an elongated bracket member extending a length
upon said upper rail assembly that is greater than a maximum width of
a space between said first and second panel members when said
upper rail assembly is fully extended; and wherein said elongated
bracket member includes a pulley member on each opposite end
portion thereof, such that said looped cable is wrapped around both
pulleys forming a taught elongated loop.
2. The sliding panels system of claim1, wherein an upper rail assembly
bracket member includes an electric motor assembly located on an end
portion thereof adjacent one of said pulley members, said electric
motor assembly includes an electric motor, a motor wheel, a motor
cable, and a transmission adapted to allow said motor wheel to turn in
forward and reverse directions, wherein said motor cable is adapted to
be connected between said motor wheel and said one of said pulley
members, such that said electric motor assembly is adapted to
mechanically open and close said first and second panel members.
3. The sliding panels system of claim1, wherein said upper and lower
rail assemblies are each formed from two respective telescoping inner
and outer rail members, such that said first connector is connected to a
first telescoping part of said upper rail assembly, and said second
connector is connected to a second telescoping part of said upper rail
assembly.
4. The sliding panels system of claim 1 wherein sliding panels are
opened and closed by way of a remote control device.
5. A combination of a flat screen television and a sliding panel system
for hiding said flat screen television, said combination comprises a flat

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screen television; and a sliding panel system configured to hide said
television and comprising a frame structure consisting of a wall
attachment panel adapted to be securely attached to a wall member, a
pair of post members spaced from one another and attached to said
wall attachment panel, upper and lower rail assemblies that are
extendable, spaced apart, and parallel to one another and attached
between said post members, a first side support bracket assembly
connected between said upper and lower rail assemblies on first ends
thereof, and a second side support bracket assembly connected
between said upper and lower rail assemblies on second ends thereof,
such that a space between said first and second support bracket
assemblies can be adjusted by said extendable upper and lower rail
assemblies; and first and second panel members respectively attached
to said first and second support bracket assemblies, such that said first
and second panel members can be moved between an open position
wherein said panel members are spaced apart and a closed position
wherein said panel members are abutting one another; a looped cable
forming an upper loop portion and a lower loop portion, said upper loop
portion attached at one point to a first portion of said extendable upper
rail assembly via a first connector, and said lower loop portion attached
at a second point to a second portion of said extendable upper rail
assembly that is movable from said first portion of said upper rail
assembly via a second connector; such that when said looped cable is
rotated in one direction, said extendable upper and lower rail members
extend outwards and move said first and second panel members away
from one another, and when said looped cable is rotated in the
opposite direction, said extendable upper and lower rail members
retract inwards and move said first and second panel members
towards one another; said extendable upper rail assembly includes an
elongated bracket member extending a length upon said upper rail
assembly that is greater than a maximum width of a space between

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said first and second panel members when said upper rail assembly is
fully extended; and wherein said elongated bracket member includes a
pulley member on each opposite end portion thereof, such that said
looped cable is wrapped around both pulleys forming a taught
elongated loop.
6. The combination of a flat screen television and a sliding panel
system of claim 5, wherein an upper rail assembly bracket member
includes an electric motor assembly located on an end portion thereof
adjacent one of said pulley members, said electric motor assembly
includes an electric motor, a motor wheel, a motor cable, and a
transmission adapted to allow said motor wheel to turn in forward and
reverse directions, wherein said motor cable is adapted to be
connected between said motor wheel and said one of said pulley
members, such that said electric motor assembly is adapted to
mechanically open and close said first and second panel members.
7. The combination of a flat screen television and a sliding panel
system of claim 5, wherein said upper and lower rail assemblies are
each formed from two respective telescoping inner and outer rail
members, such that said first connector is connected to a first
telescoping part of said upper rail assembly, and said second
connector is connected to a second telescoping part of said upper rail
assembly.
8. The combination of a flat screen television and a sliding panel
system of claim 5, wherein said flat screen television is configured to fit
between said upper and lower rail assemblies and said panel
members.

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9. The combination of a flat screen television and a sliding panel
system of claim 5 wherein sliding panels are opened and closed by a
remote control device.

Note : Les descriptions sont présentées dans la langue officielle dans laquelle elles ont été soumises.

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Sliding panels system for hiding a flat screen TV
5FIELD OF THE INVENTION
[001] The present invention relates generally to sliding panels but more
particularly to sliding panels system for hiding a flat screen TV.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
[002] Flat screen TVs are quite common but their huge sizes are not always
appreciated in some home decor. There has to be a practical way of
hiding the screens. There does not seem to be readily available screen
hiding devices in the marketplace.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
[003] In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known devices
now present in the prior art, the present invention, which will be
described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide objects and
advantages which are:
[004] To provide for a convenient means for hiding a large flat screen TV.
[005] In order to do so, the invention consists of a sliding panels system for

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hiding a flat screen television having a frame structure consisting of a
wall attachment panel adapted to be securely attached to a wall
member, a pair of post members spaced from one another and attached
to the wall attachment panel, Upper and lower rail assemblies are
extendable, spaced apart, and parallel to one another and attached
between the post members. A first side support bracket assembly
connected between the upper and lower rail assemblies on first ends
thereof, and a second side support bracket assembly connected
between the upper and lower rail assemblies on second ends thereof,
such that the space between the first and second support bracket
assemblies can be adjusted by the extendable upper and lower rail
assemblies; and first and second panel members respectively attached
to the first and second support bracket assemblies, such that the first
and second panel members can be moved between an open position
wherein the panel members are spaced apart and a closed position
wherein the panel members are abutting one another.
[006] The sliding panels system is preferably comprised of a looped
cable forming an upper loop portion and a lower loop portion, the upper
loop portion attached at one point to a first portion of the extendable
upper rail assembly via a first connector, and the lower loop portion
attached at a second point to a second portion of the extendable upper
rail assembly that is movable from the first portion of the upper rail
assembly via a second connector. When the looped cable is rotated in

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one direction, the extendable upper and lower rail members extend
outwards and move the first and second panel members away from one
another, and when the looped cable is rotated in the opposite direction,
the extendable upper and lower rail members retract inwards and move
the first and second panel members towards one another.
[007] The sliding panels system has the extendable upper rail
assembly include an elongated bracket member extending a length
upon the upper rail assembly that is greater than a maximum width of
the space between the first and second panel members when the upper
rail assembly is fully extended; and wherein the elongated bracket
member includes a pulley member on each opposite end portion
thereof, such that the looped cable is wrapped around both pulleys
forming a taught elongated loop.
[008] In a preferred embodiment, the sliding panels system has the
upper rail assembly bracket member include an electric motor assembly
located on an end portion thereof adjacent one of the pulley members>
The electric motor assembly includes an electric motor, a motor wheel,
a motor cable, and a transmission adapted to allow the motor wheel to
turn in forward and reverse directions, wherein the motor cable is
adapted to be connected between the motor wheel and the one of the
pulley members, such that the electric motor assembly is adapted to
mechanically open and close the first and second panel members.

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[009] The sliding panels system has the upper and lower rail
assemblies each formed from two respective telescoping inner and
outer rail members, such that the first connector is connected to a first
telescoping part of the upper rail assembly, and the second connector is
connected to a second telescoping part of the upper rail assembly.
[0010] In a preferred embodiment, the sliding panels system has the
sliding panels are opened and closed by way of a remote control
device.
[0011] The sliding panels work in combination with a flat screen
television.
[0012] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important
features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof
that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present
contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional
features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will
form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.
[0013] In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the
invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited
in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements
of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in

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the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of
being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be
understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are
for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.
5[0014] As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception,
upon
which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the
designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the
several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that
the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions
insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present
invention.
[0015] These together with other objects of the invention, along with the
various
features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with
particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this
disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating
advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference
should be made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter
which contains illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
[0016] Figs. la-d Isometric rear view and isometric detail views of the
invention
and its main components.
5[0017] Fig. 2 Isometric front view of the invention with panels closed.
[0018] Figs. 3a-c Isometric rear view with panels opened and isometric details

of components.
[0019] Figs 4a-b Top and front views with panels closed.
[0020] Figs 5a-b Top and front views with panels opened.
10[0021] Fig. 6 Rear view of the invention.
[0022] Fig. 7 Side view of the invention.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
[0023] A sliding panels system (10) for hiding a flat screen TV (12) has a
frame
structure comprised of a wall attachment panel (15) attached to a wall
15 (11) on one
side and connected to a pair of generally vertical post

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members (26) on the other side. The vertical post members (26) hold
upper and lower rail assemblies (14, 14') perpendicularly therefrom. The
rail assemblies (14, 14') are telescopic in nature, meaning that there is
an inner rail members (13) sliding out from outer rail members (17). The
rail assemblies are connected by way of support brackets (18) to panels
(28).
[0024] A looped cable (20) is what pulls on the rail assemblies (14, 14')
either
apart or together so as to move the panels (28). The cable (20) is
arranged in a "clothes line" fashion with a first connector (30) attached to
the part of the looped cable (20) that runs top part of the cable (20) and a
second connector (30') attached to the part of the cable (20) running on
the bottom. The cable (20) is part of an assembly comprised of pulleys
(22) and at least one electric motor assembly (24).
[0025] The motor assembly (24) is comprised of an electric motor (not shown),
a
transmission (not shown) and a motor wheel (32) as is known in the art
and held in place by way of a motor assembly bracket (25).
[0026] Typically, a remote control device comprised of a remote unit (30) and
an
an associated signal receiver (not shown) control the opening and
closing of the sliding panels system (10). Alternatively, or a wall switch
(not shown) can also control the opening and closing.

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[0027] As to a further discussion of the manner of usage and operation of the
present invention, the same should be apparent from the above
description. Accordingly, no further discussion relating to the manner of
usage and operation will be provided.
5[0028] With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that
the
optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to
include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner
of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and
obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those
illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are
intended to be encompassed by the present invention.
[0029] Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and
changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to
limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and
described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents
may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.

Une figure unique qui représente un dessin illustrant l’invention.

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Titre Date
Date de délivrance prévu 2017-04-04
(22) Dépôt 2013-04-26
(41) Mise à la disponibilité du public 2013-11-22
Requête d'examen 2015-02-04
(45) Délivré 2017-04-04

Taxes périodiques

Description Date Montant
Dernier paiement 2018-03-06 100,00 $
Prochain paiement si taxe applicable aux petites entités 2019-04-26 100,00 $
Prochain paiement si taxe générale 2019-04-26 200,00 $

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Historique des paiements

Type de taxes Anniversaire Échéance Montant payé Date payée
Dépôt 200,00 $ 2013-04-26
Requête d'examen 400,00 $ 2015-02-04
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 2 2015-04-27 50,00 $ 2015-02-04
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 3 2016-04-26 50,00 $ 2016-04-19
Final 150,00 $ 2017-02-21
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 4 2017-04-26 50,00 $ 2017-02-21
Taxe périodique - brevet - nouvelle loi 5 2018-04-26 100,00 $ 2018-03-06
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Abrégé 2013-04-26 1 21
Description 2013-04-26 8 213
Revendications 2013-04-26 5 169
Dessins 2013-04-26 7 447
Dessins représentatifs 2013-10-28 1 15
Page couverture 2013-11-29 1 48
Revendications 2015-02-27 4 171
Revendications 2016-07-04 4 157
Revendications 2016-07-05 4 154
Revendications 2016-10-13 5 163
Taxes 2016-04-19 1 33
Correspondance 2013-05-14 1 25
Taxes 2015-02-04 1 29
Poursuite-Amendment 2015-02-04 1 29
Poursuite-Amendment 2015-02-27 9 399
Poursuite-Amendment 2016-06-03 3 236
Poursuite-Amendment 2016-07-04 9 347
Poursuite-Amendment 2016-07-05 9 341
Poursuite-Amendment 2016-09-14 3 200
Poursuite-Amendment 2016-10-13 11 365
Correspondance 2016-10-13 1 30
Taxes 2017-02-21 1 25
Correspondance 2017-02-21 1 25
Dessins représentatifs 2017-03-02 1 12
Page couverture 2017-03-02 1 45
Taxes 2018-03-06 1 28