Patents by Inventor Charles Robert Kelly

Charles Robert Kelly has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10500887
    Abstract: A greeting card with 90-degree pop-up structure which contains multiple panels which pop-up when the greeting card is opened. The panels of the pop-up structure are connected by way of one or more struts which are inserted through some panels of the pop-up structure and attached to others but are not connected to the greeting card. The struts may or may not be attached to the greeting card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Publication number: 20190039399
    Abstract: Various themed gift card and gift card holder combinations are disclosed. Some embodiments are contained inside a box along with novelty gift items that are themed or otherwise related to the type of gift card contained therein. Other embodiments contain various three-dimensional pop-up structures and other paper engineered constructs that are shaped, decorated and otherwise themed to match an accompanying gift card. And in yet other embodiments, the gift card holders are directed to specific holidays or special occasions with appropriate gift cards included. Each embodiment may include electronic features, such as audio and light. The packaging of gift card and gift card holder combinations is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: David Mayer, Gary Nelson, Charles Robert Kelly, Lynne Shlonsky, Terry Flores, Dave Sapp, Madeline Simon
  • Patent number: 9878571
    Abstract: An apparatus, comprising a handle of a captive but freely-moveable wand, the handle useable to move an attached wand viewfinder over a clear front window of a front component to selectively reveal parts of printed matter on a hidden back component, wherein the clear front window has semi-transparently printed matter thereon, wherein inside the apparatus, a concealed component tethered to the wand is selectively moveable between the semi-transparently printed matter and the printed matter on the hidden back component, and wherein the tethered concealed component has an opening that lies in alignment with a matching opening in the wand viewfinder so that, with selective movement of the tethered concealed component: (a) both the printed matter on the clear front window is shown superimposed over the selectively revealed parts of the printed matter on the back component in the wand view finder and (b) solely the semi-transparently printed matter is shown on the clear front window outside the wand viewfinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Structural Graphics, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Publication number: 20160121638
    Abstract: A user is presented with handle of a captive but freely moveable wand, the handle useable to move an attached viewfinder over a clear front window of a front component to selectively reveal parts of printed matter on a hidden back component as apparently part of semi-transparently printed matter on the clear front window. Inside, a concealed component tethered to the wand travels between the semi-transparently printed matter and the printed matter on the hidden back component. The tethered concealed component has an opening that lies directly below and matches an opening in the viewfinder in size so that, with movement, it can selectively show (a) both the printed matter on the clear front window superimposed over the selectively revealed parts of the printed matter on the back component in the viewfinder and (b) solely the semi-transparently printed matter on the clear front window outside the viewfinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: Structural Graphics, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: 7694445
    Abstract: By providing a pre-printed promotional system which employs a housing and a cooperating slider panel mounted to each other, with the slider panel being movable for activating a foldable graphic element to move between an open displayed position and a closed, folded position, a unique, hands-on, printed, visually exciting and interest generating advertising/promotional product is attained. Preferably, the promotional system comprises two cooperating components which are cooperatively associated to each other in sliding interengagement. Although two components are required for achieving the basic construction, alternate embodiments of the present invention may incorporate additional components for providing a further enhanced visual impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Structural Graphics, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: 7552553
    Abstract: By providing a unique, pre-printed promotional/delivery system which can be produced in a wide variety of alternate forms and/or configurations incorporating at least two principal cooperating components mounted to each other, with one component being movable relative to a fixed holding component in response to action taken by the user, a unique, hands-on, printed, visually exciting and interest generating advertising/promotional product and/or delivery system is attained. In the preferred construction, the user action causes the movable component to move from a first position, wherein the movable component is fully retained in the holding component, to a second position, wherein the movable component extends outwardly from the holding component. In this way, a unique, user controlled, unanticipated and surprising result is achieved which enables any desired gift, display, award, certificate, prize, or promotion to be delivered in a unique manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Structural Graphics, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Publication number: 20090014606
    Abstract: A foldable display stand or a display package incorporates a releasable sliding locking mechanism. The locking mechanism comprises a folded portion which forms a pair of latching members which engage in a die-cut button opening of a panel for locking the sliding member in position. The locking mechanism may be released by depressing the latch to disengage from the opening. The sliding locking mechanism is also applicable in conjunction with locking struts for erecting a display stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: STRUCTURAL GRAPHICS, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Publication number: 20080313941
    Abstract: By providing a pre-printed promotional system which employs a housing and a cooperating slider panel mounted to each other, with the slider panel being movable for activating a foldable graphic element to move between an open displayed position and a closed, folded position, a unique, hands-on, printed, visually exciting and interest generating advertising/promotional product is attained. Preferably, the promotional system comprises two cooperating components which are cooperatively associated to each other in sliding interengagement. Although two components are required for achieving the basic construction, alternate embodiments of the present invention may incorporate additional components for providing a further enhanced visual impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Publication number: 20080156686
    Abstract: A product delivery and/or dispensing system is realized by providing a housing or holding zone constructed for securely retaining any desired product or item which a user or gift-giver wishes to be delivered or dispensed with the housing or holding zone being automatically activated or moved from a first, fully retained position into a second, outwardly extending position whenever a slider panel is moved in a direction which is opposite from the direction of the movement of the housing or holding zone. By moving the slider in a first direction, the housing or holding zone moves in an opposite direction, typically to the surprise and excitement of the user. Furthermore, the slider is constructed to enable any desired information to be placed thereon thereby allowing a particular message or product information to be communicated to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Erik S. Hluchan, Charles Robert Kelly
  • Publication number: 20080047175
    Abstract: By providing a unique, pre-printed promotional/delivery system which can be produced in a wide variety of alternate forms and/or configurations incorporating at least two principal cooperating components mounted to each other, with one component being movable relative to a fixed holding component in response to action taken by the user, a unique, hands-on, printed, visually exciting and interest generating advertising/promotional product and/or delivery system is attained. In the preferred construction, the user action causes the movable component to move from a first position, wherein the movable component is fully retained in the holding component, to a second position, wherein the movable component extends outwardly from the holding component. In this way, a unique, user controlled, unanticipated and surprising result is achieved which enables any desired gift, display, award, certificate, prize, or promotion to be delivered in a unique manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D605425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Structural Graphics, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D843827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Nelson, Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D897423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Robert Kelly, Lynne Shlonsky
  • Patent number: D902302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Seth Larson, Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D905655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, April Nemeth, Gary Nelson, Allison Marsh, Katalina Speck, Dave Sapp, Sheila Coughlin, Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D910439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D913089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D913785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D917417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, April Nemeth, Gary Nelson, Allison Marsh, Katalina Speck, Dave Sapp, Sheila Coughlin, Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D928626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly