Patents by Inventor Paul E. Bergeron

Paul E. Bergeron 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: 6434868
    Abstract: A three-message sign having internal light source has an array of side-by-side triangular sign elements. Each of the triangular sign elements has three transparent display surfaces with three apices joining the three transparent display surfaces into the triangular sign element. The transparent display surfaces permit the array to display a discrete message when the array of triangular sign elements is simultaneously rotated to present the display surfaces for a single message. Each of the side-by-side triangular sign elements has a internal light source extending from at least one end of the triangular sign element across the transparent display surfaces of the triangular sign element. Transparent and opposed U-shaped holders are placed along edges of the transparent display surfaces, each transparent and opposed U-shaped element defining an indentation for trapping the edges of translucent message display strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Paul E. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 6076293
    Abstract: An illuminated three message sign is provided with improved illumination from the exterior of the vanes at the apices away from the sign surface exposed for message display. The sign has a message display side and an array of triangular rotating sign message displays. Each of the three sides of the triangular message displays in combination a message with corresponding sides of the other sign message displays. When the array of triangular sign message displays has the message surfaces of one of the arrays parallel to the display side, the sequential message is displayed. The apices of the sign message displays are each provided with cylindrical lenses. These cylindrical lenses register to slit light sources. By the expedient of providing a slit light source for each rotating message display, sequential illumination is provided as each message of the array rotates for viewer presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: Paul E. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 5233772
    Abstract: A sign providing for the serial display of three discreet messages is disclosed. The disclosed sign has an array of discrete vertical three sided sign elements provided with an improved sign element mounts and bearings, improved detachable face plates for the display of the three sign messages, and an improved sign element drive for simultaneous rotation of the sign element array in increments for sequential display of the three discrete messages of the sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: 3-Message Display Limited
    Inventors: Paul E. Bergeron, David L. Wood