Patents Assigned to Marler Haley Exposystems Limited
  • Patent number: 5259135
    Abstract: An improved mode of construction is provided for a display device of the kind comprising an array of triangular-section slats rotated in synchronism in steps to present repeatedly to view, in sequence, three compound display surfaces, each carrying a respective poster or the like. In embodiments of the invention, each slat has a respective bearing and driving module with a respective rotary member releasably drivingly engaging the slat and with a respective cam, driving the rotary member and driven in turn by a driving shaft, passing through the cams of the bearing and driving modules of all of the slats. The bearing and driving modules are received in a stack within a hollow extrusion which forms one side member of a frame of the display device. The opposite side member of the frame receives a stack of bearing members rotatably supporting the opposite ends of the respective slats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Marler Haley Exposystems Limited
    Inventors: Brian C. Bannister, James N. Morgan, Simon A. Rivers-Bland, David Duncan
  • Patent number: 4995212
    Abstract: A collapsible framework comprises a plurality of spars pivotally connected with hub members. The hub members comprise a first set which are disposed at the front of the framework when erected and a second set which are disposed at the rear of the erected framework, each of said spars being connected at one end with a hub member of the first set and at the opposite end with a hub member of the second set, and the spars being pivotally connected in pairs. The arrangement is such that each hub member of the first set is opposite a respective hub member of the second set and moves nearer to its opposite hub member as the framework is moved from a collapsed to an erected state and moves further from its opposite hub member as the framework is moved from its collapsed to its erected state. Opposite hub members of the first and second sets are connected by tension springs which assist in the unfolding and erection of the framework and provide the forces necessary to hold the frame in its erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Marler Haley Exposystems Limited
    Inventors: James N. Morgan, Simon A. S. Rivers-Bland
  • Patent number: 4912866
    Abstract: A display structure is disclosed comprising rectangular panels each having at its upper edge a cross member (7) providing an upwardly open channel (80) which receives a central formation (68) of a retaining member (54) which provides, at its upper end, on opposite sides, respective downwardly open channels (60). In a lowered position of the retaining member, the outer wall (62) of each channel (60) extends on the outer side of the member (7) and can serve to retain the upper edge of a respective display card fitted in the panel. The releasing member can be raised, then tilted, while being held captive on the member (7) by an enlarged lower end part (76, 78) of the central formation which cannot pass between flanges (82) on member (7), to a position to one side of the respective side face of member (7) to allow vertical insertion or removal of the display card or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Marler Haley Exposystems Limited
    Inventors: Brian C. Bannister, James N. Morgan
  • Patent number: 4574506
    Abstract: In a display or the like device, a flexible sheet is supported in tension within a frame by means of tensioning devices secured to the frame. Each tensioning device includes a movable peg which is engaged in an aperture in the sheet. Each peg can be placed in a position nearer the middle of the space within the frame in which it is retained, or displaced away from the middle of this space, to tension the sheet, and when so displaced, the peg is urged resiliently away from the middle of this space by a spring within the respective tensioning device, to hold the sheet in tension. The tensioning devices thus constitute a simple and compact means of providing for ready interchangability of various display areas in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Marler Haley Exposystems Limited
    Inventor: James N. Morgan
  • Patent number: 4569143
    Abstract: A display device comprises a plurality of frames each comprising two uprights and two cross members, bounding a rectangular space in which a rectangular flexible sheet is supported in tension by tensioning devices displaced in the corners of the frame. Laterally adjoining frames are pivotally connected together by links and engage one another via masking gear segments mounted on the tensioning devices. Vertically superimposed frames are connected together by connectors each connecting, end to end, the lower end of one upright of an upper frame and the axially aligned upper end of a lower frame. Each connector comprises an upper peg, a lower peg and an axially slidable and rotatable sleeve captive on the upper peg and capable of being screwed down over the lower peg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Marler Haley ExpoSystems Limited
    Inventor: Brian C. Bannister
  • Patent number: 4443911
    Abstract: An adjustable structure comprises two panels 24 carrying at adjacent edges respective members 11, 13, each having ribs 14 and grooves inter-engaging with one another after the fashion of gear teeth so that the members 11, 13, can roll relative to one another about respective axes parallel with the panel edges. Each member 11, 13, carries within a respective longitudinal passage 33 resilient spindle elements 35 disposed substantially coaxially with the member 11, 13, and resiliently displaceable, at least in part, transversely of said axis. The members 35 are held together by connecting links 46 providing hooks receiving respective resilient spindle elements 35 of the two members, slots 32 being formed in the members 11, 13, for passage of the links. The configuration of the links 46 and the spindle elements 35 is such that resilient displacement of spindle elements 35 transversely of their axes, towards one another, is necessary to apply the links to or detach the links from the spindle elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: Marler Haley Exposystems Limited
    Inventor: Brian C. Bannister
  • Patent number: 4295754
    Abstract: There is disclosed a temporary structure for use in exhibition stands and the like, comprising a framework comprising rectangular frame units each comprising two parallel vertical tubes and two horizontal spars, each in the form of an H with a much elongated cross member and much shortened uprights each of which provides two plugs, respectively above and below the cross member, two said plugs of each said horizontal spar being engaged in respective sockets afforded by the ends of respective ones of the two vertical tubes of the respective frame unit.In an extended structure each horizontal spar may form the lower spar of one such rectangular frame unit and the upper spar of an adjoining lower frame unit. Spring collets may be fitted around the plugs and within the sockets in which the plugs are inserted the colletts having cutting edges to score the socket walls, and having internal projections fitting in recesses in the plugs whereby a firm non-rotatable connection can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Marler Haley Exposystems Limited
    Inventors: Christopher J. Ashton, Andrew C. Diamond, Derek H. Greenhill
  • Patent number: D281513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: Marler Haley ExpoSystems, Limited
    Inventor: Christopher J. Ashton