Patents Examined by Wenceslao J. Contreras
  • Patent number: 4777746
    Abstract: A laminated mount for standard sized photographs including a backboard covered on one surface thereof with a mounting adhesive, to which mounting adhesive are secured two concentrically aligned release sheets, and a separate photographic mat. The backboard is of rectangular configuration sufficiently larger than the rectangular configuration of the standard sized photograph to provide a border around the standard sized photograph. The two release sheets are separated by a score line. The first release sheet is of substantially identical dimension to the standard sized photograph to be mounted. The second release sheet is of substantially identical dimension to the mat to be mounted to the backboard. Removal of the center section release sheet allows for adhesive contact with and virtually automatic alignment with the standard sized photograph. Removal of the second release sheet framing the first release sheet provides an adhesive area to which the mat can be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignees: Leon Brooks, II, Sidney B. Brooks
    Inventor: Gail Brooks
  • Patent number: 4776120
    Abstract: In a display device employable for telephone or the like electric appliance, a light permeable member with information carried thereon includes a first reflective portion at which a light beam emitted from a light source is reflected in the light permeable member in the radial direction relative to the optical axis of light beam from the light source and a second reflective portion at which a part of the reflected light beam moving in the light permeable member in the direction away from the information is reflected again to be transmitted to the latter. The information on the light permeable member can be clearly recognized by an user with the aid of the light beam which has been collected around the information after reflection at the first and second reflective portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Utoh, Shinichi Shibata
  • Patent number: 4776116
    Abstract: Rotational signholder support assembly formed of a male adapter and mating female socket rotatably receiving the adapter in a selective number of individual relative angular rotational alignment positions, the adapter including an annular rim having a number of circumferentially spaced apart stops corresponding to the number and alignment of such positions, and a shank having a bore for receiving a mating male insert adapted for connection to an overlying signholder, and further having a circular exterior wall, and the socket including an annular recess receiving the rim and having arresters of number and alignment corresponding to the stops and releasably interlockable therewith at each such position, and a circular orifice receiving the circular wall, such that when the adapter is in the socket at the selected position, each stop interlocks with the adjacent arrester to maintain the adapter at that position, and when the adapter is rotated to a different position the stops unlock from the original arresters
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: EEE Corporation
    Inventor: Bernard Shuman
  • Patent number: 4774779
    Abstract: A holder for a stack of a variable number of pictures is disclosed. The holder includes a clamping device whereby a stack of pictures in the holder is held against a window. Pictures can be added or removed at an open end of the window frame or through the back of the frame. Alignment devices are provided, preferably on at least two sides of the frame, to align the uppermost picture in the stack with the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Licinvest AG
    Inventor: Peter Ackeret
  • Patent number: 4773174
    Abstract: The supporting and suspending frame, detachably assembled from a plurality of supporting frame elements, serves to suspend flat reproductions, in particular photographic reproductions, of paper, film or fabric smoothly in the frame by means of tensioning springs. Every supporting frame element has an at least partly circularly curved narrow side and a contiguous flat wide side at right angles thereto. The inside face of the wide side is provided with a supporting member that extends in the longitudinal direction of the wide side and is open in the transverse direction of the wide side. The tensioning springs, which are fastened to the edges of the reproduction by means of eyes, can be suspended directly in and displaced along the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Stutz Foto-Color-Technik AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Boeniger, Peter Kung, Otto Durst
  • Patent number: 4773176
    Abstract: The display (12) comprises a band carrying a series of visual items of information and held taut between two rolls (5, 9) onto which it is rolled, the rolls being parallel to each other and rotatively mounted in a frame (1), and a synchronous driving mechanism (18) for the two rolls. The driving mechanism comprises a toothed belt or chain (21) driven by a motor (19) and cooperating with a first sprocket wheel (22) keyed on the first roll (5) and a second sprocket wheel (23) freely rotatable on the second roll (9) and connected to the latter by elastically yieldable means (25) for compensating for the tension of the band as a function of the variation in the diameter of the roll resulting from the rolling up of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: World Acrilux S.A.
    Inventor: Fabrice Grehan
  • Patent number: 4771559
    Abstract: A frame for mounting a flexible sign and said brake comprising an arrangement of extruded aluminum frame members of relatively simple arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Inventor: Cliff Keithley
  • Patent number: 4769934
    Abstract: A framing device is provided for needlework consisting of an open structure for encasing and holding the needlework, such as a needlepoint picture on its stretcher bars, between a foldable frame member and backing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Inventor: Frieda Dolce
  • Patent number: 4770635
    Abstract: A portable viewer for reading, which has a rectangular-shaped case. The case has two sides parallel longitudinally and two sides parallel widthwise. Each side has an inner edge so that the four inner edges define a viewing slot. A sliding panel is slidably movable longitudinally between the longitudinal inner edges and has a width at least as wide as the widthwise inner edges. A shutter is slidably movable traversely between the widthwise inner edges and has a length at least as long as the longitudinal inner edges. A clear tinted lens rests on the sliding panel and can be extended beyond the end of the sliding panel into the viewing slot. A magnifying lens is provided at the top of the case in the viewing slot to distinguish the viewing field from the rest of a page. Internal illumination is provided, which also helps to distinguish the viewing field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Inventor: Howard J. Gabay
  • Patent number: 4768298
    Abstract: A desk storage system for efficiently organizing various office implements using modular components assembled in one of a plurality of configurations according to user preference. The desk storage system includes modular components attachable to one another by connectors mounted on the periphery of the modular components. The connectors enable lateral and, selectively, angular tilt adjustment of adjacent modular components. A strong, rigid shelf is also provided for supporting the modular components, while also allowing the lateral and angular tilt adjustment of the modular components. The system further includes stacked trays selectively adjustable relative to one another. The trays are stacked using stacking brackets readily engageable between paper trays, while providing a strong, rigid connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Tenex Corporation
    Inventors: Marlan H. Polhemus, Andrew L. Alger, Albert B. Cheris, Richard L. Gibson
  • Patent number: 4766684
    Abstract: A lenticular screen display designed for viewing in sunlight which comprises an array of parallel, horizontally arranged cylindrical lenticules with a sequence of animated images on a section located in the top portion of the focal plane of the lenticules, and means for preventing the sun's rays from focusing on the focal plane of the lenticules so as to prevent burning the image bearing sections. The means for preventing the sun's rays from focusing on the image bearing section can be diffusers or reflectors located in the lenticule at the appropriate position. Another means is to alter the focal length of the lower portion of the lenticules so it is either less or greater than the focal length of the top portion. A further means is to make the top portion of the front surface of the lenticule flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Inventor: Allen K. Wah Lo
  • Patent number: 4766683
    Abstract: A mailbag tag made of plastic sheet material is formed to fit on the encircling leather strap of a standard mailbag for providing a stable surface to support a routing bar code for scanning by a bar code reader. The tag has a flexible sidearm which is inserted through the strap hasp to form a hasp lock and the tag is designed to have sufficient strength enabling it to be used as a handle for carrying a filled mailbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Inventor: Jacob Fast
  • Patent number: 4765078
    Abstract: A reel assembly which comprises right and left halves of a reel interconnected by a connecting member. The width of the reel assembly is adjusted by the length of the connecting member. The right and left halves of the reel each have a rim and a holding ring with a narrow space therebetween, into which the margins of a reel tape are inserted and held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Universal
    Inventor: Toshio Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 4765074
    Abstract: A display window apparatus adapted to selectively display long-term and short-term advertisements on a newspaper rack. The apparatus includes an opening formed through a portion of the front wall of the track. A substantially rigid, transparent member is disposed in covering relation with the opening along an inner face of the rack front wall. A flexible member is associated with a first, rear face of the transparent member for accommodating receipt of long term advertising material therebetween. Plural channel defining members are secured in spaced apart relation to the outer face of the rack adjacent the transparent member for receiving and supporting short-term advertising material therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Berkley-Small Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerold C. Loos
  • Patent number: 4763429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the cyclic rearrangement of a pile of rectangular or square sheets, especially a pile of photographic prints, having a first and a second frame part which may be moved relative to one another and parallel to the main plane of the pile, and having means that, on movement of the frame parts backwards and forwards, remove an individual sheet at one end of the pile and add it to the other end of the pile again, these means comprising:(a) a separating means to separate the individual sheet from the pile,(b) a feeding means to feed sheets to the separating means,(c) retaining means to hold the individual sheet in the first frame part and the remainder of the pile in the other frame part, and(d) a guide means to guide the separated individual sheet for the purpose of returning it to the other end of the remainder of the pile, wherein as the feeding means there is provided a transporter (22, 404, 420) engaging the sheet to be separated at its rear edge in the direction of transpo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: Licinvest AG
    Inventor: Peter Ackeret
  • Patent number: 4761904
    Abstract: A label holder for a product information label is suspended from a wire rod forming part of a wire basket, wire shelf, or the like containing the product, the label holder having elongate tabs along the upper margin which loop around the rod and attach to the body of the holder. The tabs have adhesive inner surfaces which are pressed into engagement with the rod so as to stabilize the label holder against swaying when traversed by a bar code reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Jacob Fast
    Inventors: Jacob Fast, Michael M. Smith
  • Patent number: 4759140
    Abstract: A logic control linear drive magnetic motor is used to reciprocate approximately the flat panels which make a display board. Each panel of the display board is connected to a pulley which is in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal dimension of the vane. A continuous drive cord is connected to each end of a shuttle cylinder of the motor and is wrapped around the pulley drum. Movement of the shuttle cylinder moves the drive cord which controls the rotation of the vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Edward J. Moen
    Inventors: William D. Roberts, Graham M. Stopford
  • Patent number: 4757625
    Abstract: An article for producing an interesting visual effect is disclosed. The article has a translucent or transparent conduit extending in a loop defining a path of fluid flow. A portion of the loop is contained in an opaque container and a portion extends out of the container. A pump moves a stream of liquid containing phosporescent particles through the conduit. A light in the container charges the particles immediately prior to their movement through the portion of the conduit outside the container where the glow from the moving particles are observable through the conduit wall. Continued operation continuously moves the particles past the light for recharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Inventor: Dana L. Watkins
  • Patent number: 4756109
    Abstract: A nursery mobile having soft, laminated characters. The mobile characters have two soft outer plies of, preferably, a synthetic felt, an inner ply of a non-woven batting which has been treated with a thermoplastic resinous binder to render it heat sealable, and are heat sealed about the periphery. The mobile characters are made by assembling sheets of the plies, heat sealing with a dielectric die, and cutting the mobile character from the sheet-sized assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Dolly, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth N. Marcus
  • Patent number: RE32738
    Abstract: Disclosed is a picture viewer for viewing a stack of pictures sequentially through a viewing window. The picture viewer comprises a housing member, a slider member, a bias means for urging the stack of pictures against the viewing window, and an exchange means for sequentially changing the picture that is presented at the viewing window. The exchange means comprises: (a) a retentive element to hold one picture in the housing member when the slider member is moved out of the housing member and (b) a separator bar which pushes the remainder of the stack out of the housing when the slider member is moved out of the housing. To permit relatively smooth operation of the picture viewer, the bias means is mounted on the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: Licinvest AG
    Inventor: Peter Ackeret