Assembly for mounting shades

  • US 9,237,821 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2013
  • Issued: 01/19/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fastening device for mounting a roller window shade, comprising:

  • a mounting plate having one side adapted to bear against a flat surface and a second side opposite the first side having a peg projecting therefrom, and two apertures configured to receive a fastener for securing the mounting plate disposed on either side of the peg, wherein a screw bore extends through the peg for receiving a set screw, and wherein the screw bore has an internally threaded surface;

    a bracket having one end adapted to bear against the flat surface, wherein the bracket is configured to fit over the mounting plate and receive the peg, and wherein the bracket has a screw bore extending therethrough for receiving the set screw; and

    wherein the set screw has a length equal to or less than the width of the bracket;

    wherein the bracket and mounting plate are configured such that when the bracket is fitted over the mounting plate, the screw bores of the mounting plate peg and bracket are aligned to receive the set screw; and

    wherein the mounting plate and bracket are configured such that when the mounting plate abuts the flat surface and the bracket is placed over the mounting plate, the bracket obscures the view of the mounting plate.

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