Patents by Inventor Thomas M. Shea

Thomas M. Shea 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: 20220051593
    Abstract: A merchandising display for attachment to a gondola includes a frame and at least one display panel. The frame includes first and second vertically extending members both having an L-shape with a first side for positioning against the gondola and a second side extending perpendicular outward therefrom. The at least one display panel is curved in a horizontal direction and includes one of a plurality of apertures for receiving hooks for the display of retail product and a sign. The display panel includes first and second lateral sides. The first and second lateral sides are attached to the second side of the first and second vertically extending member, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: T.M. Shea Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Patent number: 10971038
    Abstract: A merchandising display for attachment to a gondola includes a frame and at least one display panel. The frame includes first and second vertically extending members both having an L-shape with a first side for positioning against the gondola and a second side extending perpendicular outward therefrom. The at least one display panel is curved in a horizontal direction and includes one of a plurality of apertures for receiving hooks for the display of retail product and a sign. The display panel includes first and second lateral sides. The first and second lateral sides are attached to the second side of the first and second vertically extending member, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • Publication number: 20190337362
    Abstract: A device for articulably mounting a sun shield within a motor vehicle includes a mounting member, a sun shield holder and a connecting member. The mounting member releasably secures the device to a visor of the sun motor vehicle. The sun shield holder attaches the device to the sun shield. The connecting member connects the mounting member and the sun shield holder. In one embodiment the connecting member defining at least one ball and socket joint. In another embodiment, the connecting member defines a single pivot axis about which the sun shield may rotate relative to the mounting member in a plane of the planar sun shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Patent number: 10334968
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for one of a signage system and a merchandising display system. The bracket assembly includes a base element, at least one securing element and a mounting element. The at least one securing element is carried by the base element. The mounting element is carried by the base element and releasably engages one of a sign and a merchandising display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: T.M. Shea Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Shea, Thomas J. Shea, Lucas M. Shea
  • Publication number: 20180308396
    Abstract: An information display includes a plurality of panels and a plurality of corresponding pockets. The plurality of are planar panels. Adjacent panels are coupled to one another and oriented at angles relative to one another so as to define a self-supporting structure. Each pocket is associated with one of the panels. Each pocket includes a front side, top and bottom sides, a lateral closed side and a lateral open side, the front side parallel to the associated panel. The top and bottom sides are perpendicular to both the front side and the associated panel. The closed side and the open side are perpendicular to the front side and the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20180220812
    Abstract: A shelf bracket for suspending merchandising display structures includes a generally planar main body portion, a proximal end for attachment to a shelf, and a distal end. The distal end is for suspending a merchandising display structure. The distal end defines at least one opening. A first tab extends into a first opening of the at least one opening for engaging a hole in a mounting tab a first merchandising display structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20180132631
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly includes an ornamental panel and at least one frame. The at least one frame includes a plurality of upright members. First and second upright members of the plurality of upright members cooperate to slidably receive the ornamental panel in an opening defined therebetween. Each upright member defines a plurality of openings along a length thereof. The assembly further includes a plurality of merchandising support members. A plurality of adjustable members carry the plurality of merchandising support members. Each adjustable member includes first and second ends for selectively engaging apertures of the plurality of upright members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20180064265
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for one of a signage system and a merchandising display system. The bracket assembly includes a base element, at least one securing element and a mounting element. The at least one securing element is carried by the base element. The mounting element is carried by the base element and releasably engages one of a sign and a merchandising display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas M. SHEA, Thomas J. SHEA, Lucas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20180050261
    Abstract: A target game including at least one target and at least one projectile. The at least one target is constructed of a flexible and self-supporting material. The at least one target is able to be configured in a first orientation and a second orientation. In the first orientation, the at least one target is generally planar. In the second orientation, the at least one target is generally conical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Patent number: 9867483
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly includes an ornamental panel and at least one frame. The at least one frame includes a plurality of upright members. First and second upright members of the plurality of upright members cooperate to slidably receive the ornamental panel in an opening defined therebetween. Each upright member defines a plurality of openings along a length thereof. The assembly further includes a plurality of merchandising support members. A plurality of adjustable members carry the plurality of merchandising support members. Each adjustable member includes first and second ends for selectively engaging apertures of the plurality of upright members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • Patent number: 9789387
    Abstract: A target game including at least one target and at least one projectile. The at least one target is constructed of a flexible and self-supporting material. The at least one target is able to be configured in a first orientation and a second orientation. In the first orientation, the at least one target is generally planar. In the second orientation, the at least one target is generally conical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • Publication number: 20170278435
    Abstract: A merchandising display for attachment to a gondola includes a frame and at least one display panel. The frame includes first and second vertically extending members both having an L-shape with a first side for positioning against the gondola and a second side extending perpendicular outward therefrom. The at least one display panel is curved in a horizontal direction and includes one of a plurality of apertures for receiving hooks for the display of retail product and a sign. The display panel includes first and second lateral sides. The first and second lateral sides are attached to the second side of the first and second vertically extending member, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20170116894
    Abstract: An information display includes a plurality of panels and a plurality of corresponding pockets. The plurality of are planar panels. Adjacent panels are coupled to one another and oriented at angles relative to one another so as to define a self-supporting structure. Each pocket is associated with one of the panels. Each pocket includes a front side, top and bottom sides, a lateral closed side and a lateral open side, the front side parallel to the associated panel. The top and bottom sides are perpendicular to both the front side and the associated panel. The closed side and the open side are perpendicular to the front side and the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20160203740
    Abstract: A system for supporting one or more contiguous overhead signs or portions thereof. The system includes a plurality of sign support members, and a plurality of connectors for coupling adjacent support members along a common longitudinal axis. At least one connector is slidably receivable by the adjacent support members in corresponding channels thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20160157636
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly includes an ornamental panel and at least one frame. The at least one frame includes a plurality of upright members. First and second upright members of the plurality of upright members cooperate to slidably receive the ornamental panel in an opening defined therebetween. Each upright member defines a plurality of openings along a length thereof. The assembly further includes a plurality of merchandising support members. A plurality of adjustable members carry the plurality of merchandising support members. Each adjustable member includes first and second ends for selectively engaging apertures of the plurality of upright members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20150246280
    Abstract: A target game including at least one target and at least one projectile. The at least one target is constructed of a flexible and self-supporting material. The at least one target is able to be configured in a first orientation and a second orientation. In the first orientation, the at least one target is generally planar. In the second orientation, the at least one target is generally conical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20150068990
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly includes an ornamental panel and at least one frame. The at least one frame includes a plurality of upright members. First and second upright members of the plurality of upright members cooperate to slidably receive the ornamental panel in an opening defined therebetween. Each upright member defines a plurality of openings along a length thereof. The assembly further includes a plurality of merchandising support members. A plurality of adjustable members carry the plurality of merchandising support members. Each adjustable member includes first and second ends for selectively engaging apertures of the plurality of upright members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Publication number: 20140173956
    Abstract: A system for supporting one or more contiguous overhead signs or portions thereof. The system includes a plurality of sign support members, and a plurality of connectors for coupling adjacent support members along a common longitudinal axis. At least one connector is slidably receivable by the adjacent support members in corresponding channels thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas M. SHEA, Jacob SCOBIE, Roger MAGERMAN
  • Publication number: 20130093139
    Abstract: A target game including at least one target and at least one projectile. The at least one target is constructed of a flexible and self-supporting material. The at least one target is able to be configured in a first orientation and a second orientation. In the first orientation, the at least one target is generally planar. In the second orientation, the at least one target is generally conical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Patent number: D691660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: T.M. Shea Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea