Patents by Inventor Thomas M. Hosker

Thomas M. Hosker 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: 5584135
    Abstract: An award plaque including a picture display assembly, on the top surface of which organizational and individual identifying data may be disposed and a securely retained three-dimensional emblem may be mounted. The mounting of the emblem fixes the emblem in place on the plaque and is hidden from view and inaccessible after the plaque is completely assembled to prevent loss or casual pilferage of the emblem. On the bottom surface of the plaque, a wall hanger and easel stand are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Thomas M. Hosker
  • Patent number: 4117613
    Abstract: A front-loading picture frame assembly of the box type which includes a top panel having openings through one or more of which pictures can be inserted. The openings are spaced sufficiently closely that the pictures when inserted can be manipulated into positions in which each picture is framed by an opening. The openings may be of any desired shape and distributed across the panel symmetrically or otherwise. Behind the top panel is a backing system including a resilient layer which urges the pictures into frictional engagement with said top panel. The backing member may also include pressure-distributing cuts which equalize pressure upon the pictures. The frame may also include an easel stand or a hanging member. A separate decorative outer enclosing frame may be used in place of the simpler box type enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1978
    Inventor: Thomas M. Hosker
  • Patent number: D325873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Time-Frame, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Hosker, John E. Holmes
  • Patent number: D354455
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas M. Hosker