Hunter’s Track Record for Innovation
In a typical year Hunter files more patents in the state of Tennessee than any other company. It has dozens of patents covering every aspect of ceiling fan design and innovation. This is why it is worth paying the extra for a Hunter product that is full of clever innovations and thoughtful features that ensure lifelong enjoyment and reliability. The patent for the trilobular mounting system was filed by Ted Bacon who was one of the most brilliant fan engineers that Hunter ever had and we had the pleasure of him training our staff many years ago. Here are 5 key innovations that Ted compressed into the mounting canopy.
1. SWIVEL MOUNT UP TO 34 DEGREES
2. RF REMOTE CONTROL READY
3. FLARED CANOPY RIM MAKES SCREWS ACCESSIBLE AND INSTALLATION EASIER
4. TRUE LOW PROFILE MOUNTING, CANOPY MOUNTS 3MM FROM FAN BODY
5. PATENTED TRILOBE HANGER BALL AUTOMATICALLY DISSIPATES WOBBLE
Ceiling Fan Trilobular Mounting Patent Summary
In a preferred form of the invention, a mounting system for supporting a ceiling fan assembly of the type having a motor, motor housing, a plurality of blades and a downrod to a support surface. The mounting system comprises a mounting plate adapted to be mounted to a supporting surface and having at least one tab lock, a mounting bracket having one end with at least one locking tab configured to mate with the tab lock and an opposite end adapted to be coupled to the downrod, and a canopy coupled to the downrod of the ceiling fan assembly and adapted to be coupled to the mounting plate or mounting bracket. With this construction, an operator may couple the ceiling fan assembly to the support surface by mounting the mounting plate to the support surface and then simply coupling the mounting bracket to the mounting plate.
Download the full patent. US7249744 Hunter Triglobular Mounting System Patent