Patents by Inventor Reza Toraby-Payhan

Reza Toraby-Payhan 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).

  • Publication number: 20050011094
    Abstract: An outdoor sign system incorporating a scroll module adapted to display a message selected from a plurality of messages on a message web. A roller clutch is provided to permit a take-off side roller to move in one direction and a roller clutch is provided to permit a supply side roller to rotate in an opposite direction, thereby achieving a scroll system that avoids bunching of the scroll web while maintaining tautness of the web. A scroll module of the sign system includes a front face formed of a transparent material. A first roller and a second roller are mounted on opposite sides of the front face. A flexible message web is fed off of one roller and onto a second roller so that the message web displays a desired message through said front face. A motor or, alternatively, a hand crank, is used to impart rotation to one or both of the rollers. A gear mechanism, in association with an in-line roller clutch, acts on a shaft of a roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventor: Reza Toraby-Payhan
  • Patent number: 6643965
    Abstract: A display system for displaying display members such as numbers, letter or other indicia, e.g., for use in signage for displaying the price of gasoline on the premises of a service station. The display system of the invention utilizes magnets to facilitate easy substitution of display elements. The display system has a support surface supporting at least one securing member, which is preferably a V-shaped member having an upwardly facing recess. A magnet is provided proximate the securing member. A display member is provided with at least one secured member, e.g., an inverted isosceles triangle having a downwardly facing apex for complementary engagement with said upwardly facing recess of the securing member. A metallic mass is located proximate to the secured member for magnetic engagement with the magnet proximate the securing member. An extendable arm is preferably provided for manipulating the display members when the display members are mounted high off of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Reza Toraby-Payhan
  • Publication number: 20020189145
    Abstract: A display system for displaying display members such as numbers, letter or other indicia, e.g., for use in signage for displaying the price of gasoline on the premises of a service station. The display system of the invention utilizes magnets to facilitate easy substitution of display elements. The display system has a support surface supporting at least one securing member, which is preferably a V-shaped member having an upwardly facing recess. A magnet is provided proximate the securing member. A display member is provided with at least one secured member, e.g., an inverted isosceles triangle having a downwardly facing apex for complementary engagement with said upwardly facing recess of the securing member. A metallic mass is located proximate to the secured member for magnetic engagement with the magnet proximate the securing member. An extendable arm is preferably provided for manipulating the display members when the display members are mounted high off of the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: Reza Toraby-Payhan
  • Publication number: 20020184804
    Abstract: An outdoor sign system incorporating a scroll module adapted to display a message selected from a plurality of messages on a message web. A roller clutch is provided to permit a take-off side roller to move in one direction and a roller clutch is provided to permit a supply side roller to rotate in an opposite direction, thereby achieving a scroll system that avoids bunching of the scroll web while maintaining tautness of the web. A scroll module of the sign system includes a front face formed of a transparent material. A first roller and a second roller are mounted on opposite sides of the front face. A flexible message web is fed off of one roller and onto a second roller so that the message web displays a desired message through said front face. A motor or, alternatively, a hand crank, is used to impart rotation to one or both of the rollers. A gear mechanism, in association with an in-line roller clutch, acts on a shaft of a roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: Reza Toraby-Payhan
  • Patent number: 5125176
    Abstract: A numeral display device having at least one visible face. Each segment of the device has a transparent outer pane and a spaced, parallel inner pane forming a pocket, a first portion of the pocket being aligned with and visible through an opening in the face. A flexible film is received in each pocket. A mechanism is provided to insert and withdraw each film from the first portion of each pocket so that each segment will either contrast with or match the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Inventor: Reza Toraby-Payhan
  • Patent number: 5101587
    Abstract: A numeral display device having at least one visible face. Each segment of the device has a transparent outer pane and a spaced, parallel inner pane forming a pocket, a first portion of the pocket being aligned with and visible through an opening in the face. A flexible film is received in each pocket. A mechanism is provided to insert and withdraw each film from the first portion of each pocket so that each segment will either contrast with or match the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Inventor: Reza Toraby-Payhan
  • Patent number: 5088219
    Abstract: A scrolling display device which includes a first roller mechanism and a second roller mechanism opposed to each other with a web display extending between the roller mechanisms. A first motor drivingly engages with the first roller mechanism to rotate the first roller mechanism and wind the web thereupon. A second motor drivingly engages with the second roller mechanism to rotate the second roller mechanism and wind the web thereupon. A first brake mechanism is provided for the first motor and a second brake mechanism is provided for the second motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Inventor: Reza Toraby-Payhan