Patents Examined by Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 9842517
    Abstract: An identification bracelet is provided. The identification bracelet includes an elongated body, and an end of the body includes a securement portion, which includes an adhesive. A cover having a release section and a gripping section is disposed at the end of the body such that, in an initial configuration, the release section of the cover is engaged with the adhesive of the securement portion. The gripping section is connected to the release section and can be utilized to disengage the cover from the adhesive of the securement portion. When the cover is disengaged, the securement portion is narrower than the rest of the body, resulting in the identification bracelet having a tapered closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: Print Media, Inc., Dykam Ltd.
    Inventors: Iftach Amami, Yoav Brand, Leonid Gribets
  • Patent number: 9836999
    Abstract: A backlighting system for a cabinet sign may include a plurality of panels. Each panel includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (“LEDs”) attached to the panel. The diode has a box sign depth factor of less than about 1.4. An integrated circuit may also be located on the panel. A wire physically connects adjacent panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Nall, Kevin Carpenter, Koushik Saha, Chenyang Li, Ronald K. Brengartner, Jr., Xin Wang, Tomislav J. Stimac
  • Patent number: 9837000
    Abstract: A sign apparatus of the present disclosure includes a light source operable to emit light, a front panel having a front portion and a side portion, and a rear panel attached to the front panel and having a back portion, a side portion and a rim portion. The rear panel and the front panel define a cavity where the light source is housed. The side portion of the front panel extends between the cavity and the side portion of the rear panel, and the rim portion of the rear panel is configured to follow a contour of the front panel, extend beyond a periphery of the front panel, and have opaque properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Salim D. Haddad
  • Patent number: 9827804
    Abstract: Provided are diffraction structure transfer foil that further improves usefulness of the diffraction structure transfer foil in authenticity determination by allowing a greater variety of diffracted-light patterns to be observed, and a forgery prevention medium using the diffraction structure transfer foil. The diffraction structure transfer foil (21) includes a transfer foil substrate (1), a peeling-off protective layer (2) that is laminated on one surface of the transfer foil substrate (1), a laminated body for diffracted-light delivery (13a) that is laminated on the peeling-off protective layer (2), and an adhesive layer (9) that is laminated on the laminated body for diffracted-light delivery (13a). The laminated body for diffracted-light delivery (13a) includes a diffraction structure forming body in which a plurality of diffraction structures (4 and 7) are formed, and a reflective layer (5a or 8a) that is formed in accordance with each of the plurality of diffraction structures (4 and 7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetaka Ide
  • Patent number: 9830836
    Abstract: A greeting card having mechanically actuated moving portions is provided. The greeting card may include a panel having one or more folds, one or more flexible drive shafts coupled to the panel and having a flipping or moving portion, and a decorative portion coupled to at least one of the panel and the flipping or moving portion. Each flexible drive shaft may be coupled to the panel such that a portion is positioned on a first side of the fold and a portion is positioned on a second side of the fold. When the greeting card is opened, a moment arm is created in the flexible drive shaft which causes the flipping or moving portion to move from a first position to a second position. The decorative portion may move in response to the flipping or moving portion moving from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas M. Bowen, Robert A. Covey, Thomas A. Wallen, Robert R. Pavlu, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9824611
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BRANDED SEATS, LLC.
    Inventor: Shad E. Bruce
  • Patent number: 9820567
    Abstract: A holder configured to support an electronic display device, the holder including: a mounting plate including a front configured to receive a back of the electronic display device, a swiveling ledge attached by a locking hinge to the mounting plate through independent arms and configured to grasp an edge of the electronic display device; and the locking hinge is configured to lock the swiveling ledge in at least three discrete angular positions with respect to the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: IZM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Zaloom
  • Patent number: 9818316
    Abstract: A sliding information device for placement and sliding on an even and flat supporting surface wherein the device comprises a baseplate with a flat and even bottom surface and an upright element, fastened to its top surface by means of a base that enables elastic bending of the element back and forth from an unloaded rest position A to a loaded oblique position B and a method for manufacturing it comprising the cutting of a series of segments from an elastically bendable substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CREA N.V.
    Inventor: Sammy Lasseel
  • Patent number: 9812821
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a connection module, including a plurality of connections for functional elements and a plurality of operating indicators. At least one of the operating indicators has a display element, and the display element has a base, which is disposed as a light guide and which has a light in-coupling surface and a light out-coupling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO KG
    Inventors: Willi Hagemeier, Falk Langer
  • Patent number: 9812039
    Abstract: A form having one or more blank detachable wristbands may include a printable face ply capable of accepting printed indicia and a liner ply where the face ply is die cut to form one or more blank detachable wristbands having first and second ends. The printable face ply may be sufficiently soft at hand to remain attached for several days without causing chaffing. The face ply may be adhered to the liner ply by a pressure sensitive adhesive on at least a portion a bottom surface. The pressure sensitive adhesive may be on the face ply around a periphery of one or more wristbands. Means to secure the wristband to the wrist of a patient may be located adjacent the first and second ends of the wristband and each of said first and second ends of each of the wristbands may include tamper evident indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Medirex Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Barry B. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9796203
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to various embodiments of a greeting card having at least one motor attached to a mechanism which causes movement to a mobile object and one or more attachments suspended from the mobile object. The mobile object may be a circular disc, a string or a swing structure. Each mobile object contains one or more attachments either attached directly thereto or suspended therefrom via a string or line. The motor may effect various movements in the mobile object such as circular motion, back-and-forth motion or bouncing or vibrating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Lynne Shlonsky, Dave Sapp
  • Patent number: 9799241
    Abstract: A stop sign brake light for vehicles includes a main body having an octagonal shape, a reflective border and the word STOP that is positioned along the center of the main body. A plurality of lighted elements are along an entirety of the reflective border and the word STOP, and a controller having a wiring harness for connecting to a vehicle power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: William Carl Stockton
  • Patent number: 9775327
    Abstract: An animal-identifying assembly is configured to be selectively secured to and removed from an animal. The assembly may include an identifying band configured to be wrapped around a portion of an animal. The identifying band may include at least one protuberance proximate a first end and at least one reciprocal aperture proximate a second end. The aperture(s) is configured to receive and retain the protuberance(s). The assembly also includes a securing strap configured to be selectively secured to, and removed from, the identifying band. The securing strap and the identifying band are configured to be reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Downing
  • Patent number: 9770051
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a cigar band comprising two annular-shaped halves, a clasp mechanism, a hinge mechanism, and at least one spring mechanism. The clasp mechanism is along one side edge of each annular-shaped half and is configured to allow for the separation and union of the two halves along the one side edge. The hinge mechanism is along the opposing side edge of each annular-shaped half and is configured to allow for the movement of the two halves about an axis. The cigar band also has at least one spring mechanism attached to at least one annular-shaped half. The cigar band is configured to open about the axis and maintain a cigar within the space defined by the two annular-shaped halves as a result of the pressure of the at least one spring mechanism once the cigar band is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Robert E. Tschan, II
  • Patent number: 9770933
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to various embodiments of a greeting card having at least one motor attached to a mechanism which causes movement to a mobile object and one or more attachments suspended from the mobile object. The mobile object may be a circular disc, a string or a swing structure. Each mobile object contains one or more attachments either attached directly thereto or suspended therefrom via a string or line. The motor may effect various movements in the mobile object such as circular motion, back-and-forth motion or bouncing or vibrating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Charlotte Mao
  • Patent number: 9761156
    Abstract: A bow label for a beverage container is disclosed herein. The bow label may include a first sheet at least partially attached to the beverage container. The bow label also may include a second sheet at least partially attached to the first sheet. The first sheet and the second sheet may include a first configuration and a second configuration. In addition, the bow label may include a pull cord disposed between and at least partially attached to the first sheet and the second sheet. In this manner, movement of the pull cord may move the first sheet and the second sheet between the first configuration and the second configuration. In some instances, the second configuration may include a bow-like shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher James Bowers, Gregory Steven Bentley
  • Patent number: 9761157
    Abstract: An electronic sign having at least one sectional sign assembly, the at least one sectional sign assembly having a signage support structure and an associated compound structural frame, wherein the compound structural frame has a unitary structural foam construction with a plurality of display module receiving bays, each configured for removably latching therein a plurality of display modules, the signage support structure and the associated compound structural frame cooperating when secured together to form a natural airflow cooling path extending from the top to the bottom of sectional sign assembly to provide sufficient cooling to the plurality of display modules when removably mounted within their display module receiving bays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ADTI Media LLC
    Inventors: David Franklin Cox, Charles Allen Martindale, Arne E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 9747822
    Abstract: A rollable display device includes a flexible display panel displaying an image, a housing accommodating the flexible display panel in a rolled state, the housing having a bent opening portion through which the flexible display panel is pulled out, and a grip attached to the flexible display panel, the grip pulling the flexible display panel out of the housing by an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junghun Lee, Youn Joon Kim, Sangjo Lee, Jang Doo Lee, Jusuck Lee, Mi Jang, Kyungmin Choi
  • Patent number: 9738109
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to various embodiments of a greeting card having at least one motor attached to a mechanism which causes movement to a mobile object and one or more attachments suspended from the mobile object. The mobile object may be a circular disc, a string or a swing structure. Each mobile object contains one or more attachments either attached directly thereto or suspended therefrom via a string or line. The motor may effect various movements in the mobile object such as circular motion, back-and-forth motion or bouncing or vibrating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Allison Marsh, Nicole Forrester
  • Patent number: 9741274
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted sign assembly comprises a base member having a top surface, a bottom surface, a leading edge, a trailing edge and side surfaces between the leading edges and the trailing edge, with the side surfaces tapering rearwardly to the trailing edge. The assembly further comprises a mounting assembly configured to support the base member. The mounting assembly comprises a first and a second vertical bars extending through respective openings on the bottom surface of the base member, a first and a second horizontal bars mounted in parallel and positioned between the first and second vertical bars, and a first and a second suction cups attached to respective bottom end of the first and second vertical bars for attachment to the body or a window of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Steven W. Elmer