Panels Or Frames Patents (Class 211/169)
  • Patent number: 10796611
    Abstract: An order point can be employed in a drive-through or similar setting. The order point can have one or more rotatable menu cases. Each rotatable menu case can include two opposing sides that are equally configured to display a menu. The menu case can be mounted to the order point in a manner that allows either side of the menu case to be rotated into a forward facing position. The menu case can also include angle stops which limit the range of rotation of the menu case and retain the menu case in the forward facing positions. The order point may also include a pivoting canopy which functions to shade the menu cases as well as to prevent damage when a vehicle is too tall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Michael S. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10433450
    Abstract: A mounting mechanism for securing a panel to an equipment rail includes a bezel assembly and a mounting plate assembly, where the bezel assembly includes a bezel frame, a bezel internal metal plate and a pair of latch handles connected to the bezel frame by latch handle fasteners at a set of pivot points and where the mounting plate assembly includes a mounting plate, a set of spring sheets that are secured to the mounting plate by a plurality of screws and a plurality of custom quarter-turn fasteners adapted to secure the mounting plate assembly to a pair of equipment rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Gables Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kinard, Craig Kirsch
  • Patent number: 10221872
    Abstract: A clip for facilitating installation of foam insulation boards in a building structure. The clip comprises a body, a spacer and a foot for holding the insulation board, and a connection region for attachment of the clip to a building structural member. The clip is designed to ensure proper ventilation and greatly easy the proper installation of rigid foam insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Fabis
  • Patent number: 10068500
    Abstract: Color display systems are disclosed, wherein the color display system includes a main display unit and a secondary display unit. The main display unit can include a plurality of rotatable color selection pods where one side of the color selection pod displays a color(s) and the other side of the color selection pod includes receptacles that can hold color chips. The color selection pods are arranged in columns, and each column can represent a particular color family or color category. The secondary display unit can include a first sub-display and a second sub-display, with each sub-display displaying colors of particular categories or themes. The color display system can also include a central work center which can include a work table and rotating color display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Jacqueline L. Jordan, Paul D. Cobb, Sara B. Frisk, Matthew A. Stiffler, Shu Kuen Chang, Jeewon Jung, J. Randolph Plemel, John Grimley, Michelle Ha, Anastasios G. Karahalios
  • Patent number: 10051978
    Abstract: An adapter for attaching a slatwall accessory to a pegboard comprises a first region with an elongated aperture being sized and shaped to receive an offset portion of the slatwall accessory therethrough, two hooks disposed on one edge of the first region and being configured to attach the adapter to the pegboard, a second region extending from the first region in a vertical direction and being offset therefrom in a direction away from the pegboard, during use of the adapter, and a flange terminating the second region and being configured to abut a surface of the pegboard during use of the adapter. The flange can be replaced with a third region to receive another flange of the slatwall accessory and a fourth region to detachably attach a bottom of the adapter to the pegboard. The adapter can be configured as a rail to attach a plurality of the slatwall accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Anil K. Gupta
  • Patent number: 9907417
    Abstract: Apparatus for displaying packaged collectables in a supportive and protective frame. A rear frame member is secured inside a front frame member with a latch. The front frame member has sidewalls that enclose the rear frame member. In one embodiment the latch relies upon magnetic coupling between the front and rear frame members. In another embodiment the latch includes a tab engaging a slot and at least one detent capturing the rear frame member inside the sidewalls of the front frame member. The front frame member has an opening to allow the protrusion of a blister if the collectable has a blister package. The rear frame member has a transparent pane or portion. The collectable is visible from the front and back of the frame. The front and rear frame members are separable by manipulating the rear frame member through at least one notch in the front frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: James Thomas Brown, III
  • Patent number: 9603470
    Abstract: One embodiment of the current application is a device that can mount to a surface or stand on a table and interchangeably displays one or more sheets of materials. The device comprises a front panel and a back panel. One or more linear wave springs are installed between the two panels. Sheets of materials can be inserted in-between one of the two panels and the linear wave springs. The linear wave springs hold the sheets of materials onto the front panel and/or the back panel. The visual information on the sheets is displayed through one or more display windows on the panels. Another embodiment of the current application is a device that displays a long sheet of material. There are images and/or messages of personal status, feeling, emotion, expression, or greeting on the long sheet of material. The long sheet of material passes over a supporting panel and is attached to two parallel rollers. The top and bottom portions of the supporting panel are curve shaped and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Lijun Gao
  • Patent number: 9550292
    Abstract: A wall mounted tool rack having a plurality of pivotally attachable panels is disclosed. The tool rack includes an open rectangular frame mountable on a vertical wall, wherein the frame includes a number of horizontal mounting apertures which are spaced to match a spacing of a wall stud and accept a fastener used to mount the frame flush to the vertical wall, and a number of pivot apertures. The pivot apertures accept top and bottom pins of a mounting rail which is attached to a panel, and allows the panel to rotate about a vertical axis through at least 120 degrees of rotation. The panels may be composed of peg-board and may accept mounting clips which provide a means to attach or hang tools of different sizes, shapes, and weights to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Gerome Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph J Putila
  • Patent number: 9468314
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display system for flat articles generally including a rack, one or more carriers, and a plurality of flat articles. The rack comprises a plurality of vertical rack supports and a plurality of horizontal rack supports forming bays between the vertical rack supports. The one or more carriers have an upper mounting bracket, a lower mounting bracket, a pair of upright members, and at least one pair of support members, and are attached to upper and lower horizontal rack supports within each bay. The pair of upright members are coupled to each of the upper and lower mounting brackets in a horizontally spaced-apart manner, and the pair of support members extends between the pair of upright members in a vertically spaced-apart manner. The plurality of flat articles may be slidably engaged with the pair of support members so that a front surface is exposed for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: AFI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Milton W. Goodwin, Michael S. Ohearn, Steven R. Brant
  • Patent number: 9411193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a backlight module for providing light to a liquid crystal panel and a display device. The backlight module comprises an optical membrane material arranged at a back surface of the liquid crystal panel, and a module frame surrounding the optical membrane material. An end surface of the module frame facing the liquid crystal panel is located at the back surface of the liquid crystal panel, and the module frame supports the liquid crystal panel through the end surface. The display device comprises a liquid crystal panel and the backlight module. According to the present invention, the end surface of the module frame facing the liquid crystal panel is located at the back surface of the liquid crystal panel. As a result, it is able to provide a very narrow end surface of the module frame, thereby to narrow a bezel of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhidan Zhang, Daekeun Yoon, Qing Ma
  • Publication number: 20140048594
    Abstract: An automated banking machine operates responsive to data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that reads card data from a user card. The read card data corresponds to a financial account and is used to authorize the machine user to carry out a transaction on the financial account. The automated banking machine includes a display and a printer to produce records of a financial transaction carried out with the card reader. The automated banking machine also includes a validator arrangement including a currency note validator which reads data from a currency note in determining validity of the note. The note validator, while remaining supported by the machine, is slidable to extend outside of the machine where it can be pivoted to an orientation at which it can be serviced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventor: Douglas A. KOVACS
  • Publication number: 20140008516
    Abstract: A foldable frame assembly is adapted for an optical touch device. The foldable frame assembly includes a first frame, a second frame and a third frame. The second frame is pivotally connected to a first end of the first frame and the third frame is pivotally connected to a second end of the first frame, wherein the first end is opposite to the second end. The second frame and the third frame can rotate with respect to the first frame so as to be folded or expanded with respect to the first frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: You-Xin Liu, Jr-Shiung Jang, Chia-Te Chou, Shou-Te Wei, Shih-Che Chien, Po-Liang Huang
  • Patent number: 8469208
    Abstract: A display unit for displaying materials, such as flooring materials, is provided. The display unit includes a frame having a plurality of spaced apart legs arranged in a common vertical plane, each of the legs having a plurality of vertically spaced slots. The frame also includes a plurality of walls, each having two opposite end portions attached to two adjacent legs and arranged parallel to the common vertical plane. A plurality of horizontal rails having knife brackets affixed to opposite ends thereof is included. The knife brackets each include a plurality of engagement tabs that engage with the slots, and a movable locking device. A plurality of display pages are mounted for pivoting movement between an upper rail and a lower rail of the plurality of horizontal rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Art Guild, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. O'Day, Joseph Roan, Ivan Letinic
  • Patent number: 8376155
    Abstract: A hingedly adjustable two-sided storage system and device having a front and back portion that may be secured to a fixed structure through a plurality of adjustable attachment mechanisms to allow a user to access both portions during operation and configure the storage device with a plurality of attachment hangers and components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Henry Olko, Marie W. Olko
  • Patent number: 8372634
    Abstract: A storage-access apparatus includes a first support device including a first base; at least one first storage-access device and at least one first storage device, disposed on the first base and arranged in a first circle; a second support device including a second base; at least one second storage-access device and at least one second storage device, disposed on the second base and arranged in a second circle; and a transporting device, wherein the first storage-access device, the first storage device, the second storage-access device and the second storage device each has plural compartments, the transporting device corresponds to the compartments, and the first storage-access device and the first storage device can rotate relative to the second storage-access device and the second storage device. Accordingly, the storage-access apparatus can be employed in depositing and picking up products independently. Also disclosed is a storage system including, among others, the storage-access apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Healthbanks Biotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Chih Lin, Jia-You Chen
  • Patent number: 8132871
    Abstract: The disclosed invention provides an improved means of storing and retrieving bottles of wine, other bottles of fluid, or other items. The invention provides for the labels of the bottles/items to be easily viewed. Additionally, the invention yields a format that allows the bottles/items to be stored in the limited depth afforded in cabinets normally used above kitchen counters. Another aspect of this invention is directed at, but not limited to, the use a refrigeration system to keep these items at the proper storage temperature. And so this invention relates to both an isolated storage system, and to that would be used in conjunction with a cooling/environmental chamber. So this invention presents a new method for the storage, display, and retrieval of bottles/items that is suitable for use at a plurality of heights, and additionally may either be a freestanding system or used within another structure such as a home cabinet, refrigerated or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Jerome Caruso
  • Publication number: 20110240579
    Abstract: A support mechanism includes a first work frame to provide a first scanning area for a first scanner, a first frame to support a first panel, the first frame pivotably coupled to a first side of the first work frame so that the first frame is rotatable about the first side of the first work frame between a folded position that the first frame is folded toward the first scanning area and an unfolded position that the first frame is away from the first scanning area, and a second frame to support a second panel, the second frame pivotably coupled to a second side of the first work frame so that the second frame is rotatable about the second side of the first work frame between a folded position that the second frame is folded toward the first scanning area and an unfolded position that the second frame is away from the first scanning area, wherein the first scanning area allows the first scanner to scan across one of the first and second frames when the one of the first and second frames is at the folded positi
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Cooper S. K. Kuo, Ron Tsai, Steven Lee
  • Publication number: 20110068073
    Abstract: A tool-less metal filler panel for a data rack includes: a main panel; a slide latch on the main panel; and a plurality of pivot legs on the main panel. The pivot legs retain the main panel against the data rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: John Michael Hervey
  • Patent number: 7878343
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stacking column for holding warehouse items, in particular bodywork parts, on the support arms of ratchet levers, which pivot about a rotational axis from a resting position into a working position. Several ratchet levers are located above one another or next to one another and cooperate with one another. A supporting element, which in the working position lies on or against a preceding ratchet lever, rotates with the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: MTS Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Gustav Strobel
  • Patent number: 7341767
    Abstract: A system for storing and displaying pom pons is provided with a frame and a plurality of securement members positioned in a spaced-apart relationship with one another along opposite side portions of the frame. The securement members releasably secure the gripping portion of pom pons. A multi-segmented frame may be provided that allows the segments to move independently from one another. Spirit adornment may be provided to the frame as well as shaping the frame itself to exhibit such adornment. Various hanging and ground supports are provided for supporting the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Frank J. Velinsky
  • Publication number: 20080053925
    Abstract: A memorabilia organizer having an open-face holder composed of sturdy side rails, top hooks, handle, tab guides with internal crease, sliding rings and winged finger grips, transparent pocket with enclosure and external label display and insert. The holder is easily modified by attachments in customize colors, shapes and sizes joined to top hooks and handle. The preferred holder has parallel, a closed oval or elliptical shaped, rounded rails composed of sturdy but flexible material embodiments that includes top hooks, handle, base bars, tab glides that are threaded through holder and attachable transparent pocket, label display and label insert. At least one tab integrates a base, joining sliding rings top-sided, winged finger grips ends, and top-sided internal crease. The pocket is composed of transparent, flexible but sturdy, protective material having expandable top-sided seams, top fold, dual label pocket, label insert, and sturdy base attaching to tab in holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Nanci Scheithauer
  • Patent number: 7325342
    Abstract: A display system for wall or table use which incorporates multiple two-sided display panels that allow either face of the panels to be viewed and to lie parallel with adjacent panels when rotated 180 degrees from one side of the device to the other is disclosed. Suitable for home, office, or commercial use, the construction of the device presents a decorative appearance and provides for display of multiple images or small objects, or a combination of small objects and images. The construction of the device allows the device to be wall mounted or attached to a base and used as table display. The device can be economically configured for portrait or landscape orientation of popular sized displays. Using the same components, customized versions can be economically fabricated. A variety of materials can be used to construct the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: George Coe
  • Patent number: 7310222
    Abstract: A flat-panel display with fixtures in its sidewalls to enable support by lateral mounting members is disclosed. The advantage of this approach, in which the fixtures are essentially rotated around to the sides of the flat-panel display, is the reduction in the portion of the portable computer's top cover that is not the active display. In practice, this results in an increase in the size of the display that may be housed in the same-sized top cover. In order to accommodate the lateral mounting of the flat-panel display, metal brackets are used. These brackets extend from the base unit hinges and cradle the display. This adds torsional rigidity, but also removes the requirement that the back must be structural. Further reductions in the inactive portions of the top cover may be achieved by extending the ends of the display's fluorescent back-light beyond or through the metal rim that surrounds the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michele Bovio, Robert C. Frame
  • Patent number: 7249680
    Abstract: A shoe rack has two supports respectively and detachably mounted on top of the two elongated bases, a top tube detachably connected to free ends of the two supports via connectors and multiple shoe resting brackets sandwiched between the two supports. Each shoe resting bracket is adjustably connected to the two supports via a fixture which a first cutout, a second cutout, a first indentation defined in a side face defining the first cutout and a second indentation defined in a side face defining the second cutout. When the rods are received in the first cutout and the second cutout, the shoe resting bracket is tilted relative to a horizontal surface and when the two rods are received in the first indentation and the second indentation, the shoe resting bracket is parallel to the horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Chi Yu Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 7156244
    Abstract: A cantilevered drawer assembly comprises a support frame assembly comprising a pair of upright members. A rotating drawer assembly comprises a drawer frame having opposed parallel side rails supported upon a pivot frame having a pair of opposed pivot wheels. A pair of circular sector-shaped pivot arms is attached to the upright members. A channel having a parabolic section and a pair of straight sections extends across each pivot arm, and receives a pivot wheel. The side rails of the drawer frame are supported by the pivot arms. A pair of flanged wheels engages an upper edge of each side rail to restrict the vertical movement of the drawer frame. Translation of the drawer frame relative to the support frame assembly is accompanied by pivoting of the pivot arms. During translation, the drawer frame remains in a horizontal plane and is held in a cantilevered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Randall Nelsen
  • Patent number: 7086538
    Abstract: Multi-section retaining/sorting/browsing apparatus including a base defining at least one cavity and including a first plurality of parallel slots opening thereto and dividers arranged in connection with the base to define an object-retaining section between adjacent dividers. Each divider has an anchor portion arranged in the cavity and an object support portion coupled to the anchor portion and extending through a respective slot to provide a support for retaining objects. To retain the dividers in connection with the base, the anchor portion of each divider has a width larger than a width of the respective slot. The anchor portion is rotatable in the cavity to enable the divider to be flipped forward and backward in a longitudinal direction. When file folders or other objects are retained in the object-retaining sections, it becomes possible to sort papers, documents or files in the sections and to browse through the contents of a file folder without removing them from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: David M. Stravitz
  • Patent number: 7070058
    Abstract: A horizontal stacking column used to store articles which are placed next to each other at a reciprocal distance on two-armed rachet levers which are rotationally mounted on two axes of rotation between two wall strips, comprising a carrier arm for holding the article to be stored in addition to a control arm. The axes of rotation form an acute angle (w) with the wall strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: MTS Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Gustav Strobel
  • Patent number: 7066341
    Abstract: An instrument holder usable in a tray for holding surgical instruments includes a housing that pivots about an axis between a closed position adjacent the floor of the tray and an open position angularly spaced from the tray floor. The holder may include a releasable locking mechanism to prevent the holder from shifting from its open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Scott M. Hartford
  • Patent number: 7051899
    Abstract: A carousel-type holder for dispensing tape marker flags and flexible sheet material from a stack including a plurality of sheets disposed one on top of another, each sheet having a band of relatively releasable repositionable adhesive coated along one edge thereof, the sheets being stacked with the adhesive coated edge of each successive sheet disposed along alternate opposite edges to maintain the sheets in the stack. The dispensers include an enlarged body portion having an open ended, tubular neck portion and a supply of tape marker flags in the body portion. A preferred base is adapted to be received and supported on a substantially horizontal supporting surface while a housing is supported for rotation by said base about an upright rotational axis including a plurality of outwardly opening upright holding cavities and an openable side door for each holding cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventors: Keith Offenhauer, Harold Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 6994377
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sheet-retaining system for securing sheets on a sheet carrier, in particular for securing paper sheets in a cover, having a retaining and connecting device for securing at least one sheet at the sheet edge and for connecting the at least one sheet to the sheet carrier indirectly via the retaining and connecting device. According to the invention, the retaining and connecting device has a retaining bar which is connected to the at least one sheet, may possibly be subdivided into separate sections and extends along the sheet edge which is directed towards the sheet carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Matthias Büttner
  • Patent number: 6959901
    Abstract: A rotatable book holder includes a housing having a chamber to rotatably receive a rotary member which has a number of holes. A pole includes a lower portion secured to the rotary member, and a plate is secured to an upper portion of the pole and includes a number of holes facing toward the holes of the rotary member, to receive shanks of books, and for allowing the books to be rotated relative to the housing in concert with the rotary member, and thus for allowing the books to be easily viewed or read by the users. The housing includes a weight to rotatably support the pole and to increase stability of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Inventor: Chun Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 6918565
    Abstract: An adjustable book holder includes two primary frames, and one or more auxiliary frames selectively secured between the frames, to increase holding of more books or sheet members to the book holder. The primary frames and the auxiliary frames may be secured together with peg-and-aperture engagements. Two followers may be attached to the frames, and may be coupled between the primary frames and the auxiliary frames, and may be rotatably or adjustably secured to two seats, with gear engagements, to allow the followers and the primary and the auxiliary frames to be secured to the seats at selected angular positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Chun Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 6878342
    Abstract: An apparatus for evaporating liquid samples contained in sample holders mounted within a chamber and by rotated by the rotor during an evaporation process in which the pressure in the chamber is reduced below atmospheric and the sample holders are rotated at high speed so as to exert centrifugal force on the contents of the holders. Heat is supplied to elevate the temperature of the liquid component of the samples to assist in the evaporation process. The temperature of the sample material is continuously or regularly monitored during the evaporation process and temperature signals are transmitted to a remote computing means which is programmed to generate a control signal for controlling the supply of heat to the samples and controlling the evaporation process. The temperature may be sensed by a probe in a sample holder containing an evaporating liquid sample, or in an adjoining sample holder containing a buffer liquid. The rotational speed is also sensed and a speed signal conveyed to the computing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Cole
  • Patent number: 6826858
    Abstract: A photo display device has a mounting bracket containing a rear flat surface to which are permanently attached magnets of suitable strength to allow the device to be magnetically affixed to a smooth metal surface such as the vertical wall or door of a refrigerator. Pivotally attached to the mounting bracket are multiple transparent sleeves each adapted to receive back-to-back photographs, cards, etc. The mounting bracket is such that the user can display and view all of the images merely by pivoting the transparent sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: James Muller
  • Patent number: 6811046
    Abstract: A display device including a plurality of display panels, at least one of the panels having a dimension differing in at least one aspect from a corresponding dimension of another panel. The invention also includes sets of display panels for use with such a display device, and related display methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Allen R. Stein
  • Patent number: 6811038
    Abstract: A surface-mounted bracket for receiving and storing removable vehicle doors is disclosed. In general, embodiments of the bracket include an elongated bar, a first support bar connected generally perpendicular to the vertical bar, and a second support bar connected generally perpendicular to the vertical bar, the second support bar being offset and generally parallel to the first support bar. The support bars include support brackets that are adapted to receive the male hinge pins on vehicle doors. The brackets can further include stabilizers to prevent the doors from swinging on the support brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Mark A. Sanderson
  • Patent number: 6782649
    Abstract: A reversible picture frame assembly for allowing the display of two pictures from a single picture frame. The reversible picture frame assembly includes a frame support assembly being adapted to be mounted to a wall structure and having an elongate main member, and also having an upper bracket member extending outwardly from the elongate main member, and further having a lower bracket member extending outwardly from the elongate main member and being spacedly disposed below the upper bracket member; and also includes a frame member having elongate top, bottom and side members and being movably mounted to the frame support assembly; and further includes transparent covers being mounted to the frame member for covering pictures being supported by the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: Richard D. Adler
  • Patent number: 6767234
    Abstract: A display system of having plug-in extended display hooks for hanging products of various widths. A plug-in header module has a bullnose shaped display window for product descriptions and pricing, and extends frontward to the end of the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: P.O.P. Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Rosa, Seth Yablans, Chico Basdeo
  • Patent number: 6708830
    Abstract: A telecommunications equipment rack including vertical cable guides, horizontal troughs, cross aisle panels and cross-connection modules for telecommunications equipment racks. The vertical cable guides define vertical cable channels for both network infrastructure and cross-connection cables. The structure defining the second cable channel is hingedly attached to the structure defining the first cable channel. The horizontal cable troughs include both upper and lower troughs. The upper cable trough defines two cableways for directing cross-connection and other cables, and provides access openings for cables to pass into and out of each cableway and between the two cableways. The lower cable trough defines a cableway and provides access openings for cables extending into and out of the cableway. Cable troughs attached to adjacently mounted equipment racks cooperate to form continuous horizontal cableways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose-Filonel T. Mendoza
  • Patent number: 6681529
    Abstract: An information display system is disclosed. A work environment providing a work area and a workstation including the information display system are also disclosed. The information display system includes a track system adapted to attach to a mounting structure and a plurality of display panels coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure. The display panels are adapted to present information selectively for display by pivotal and translating movement of the plurality of display panels. The track system may include at least one rail. The display panels may be cantilevered away from the track system at a vertical elevation to provide clearance below the display panels for a seated worker. The information display system may include a plurality of containers coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure, with each of the plurality of containers is adapted to include at least one display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Baloga, Carl V. Forslund, III
  • Patent number: 6651828
    Abstract: A merchandise display shelf comprising a display surface with integral divider assemblies, each such assembly including a folding partition, the divider assemblies being movable between a closed position wherein the partitions occupy recesses in the surface, and an upright position, such that display channels formed between folding partitions can be variably sized to accommodate a variety of merchandise on the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Thelma M. Dimattio, Debra Moreira-Caunedo, Howard Lowenbraun
  • Patent number: 6547087
    Abstract: A storage structure includes generally rectangular panels arranged in at least one group of panels that are vertically oriented and each hinged about a respective hinge pin to a common connecting structure to pivot between two limit orientations. Each end panel has, on its bottom horizontal edge, a support wheel, which rolls on the floor to support the panel cantilever-fashion. Each panel can carry objects, such as works of art, that can be observed from a sufficient distance in a storeroom. Both faces of each panel are accessible and can be used to fix objects, which maximizes the available storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Feralp, societe anonyme
    Inventor: Henri Accatino
  • Patent number: 6540094
    Abstract: A work environment provides a work area and a workstation. An information display system includes a track system adapted to attach to a mounting structure and display panels coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure. The display panels may pivot and translate to selectively display information. The display panels may extend from the track system at a vertical elevation to provide clearance for a seated worker. Containers may be coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure, with each of the containers adapted to include at least one display panel. The display panel may present information, which can selectively be presented for display by movement of the containers. The display panels may include a display board. A docking area may be positioned along the track system and configured to partially conceal the display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Baloga, Carl V. Forslund, III
  • Publication number: 20030047528
    Abstract: A display device including a plurality of display panels, at least one of the panels having a dimension differing in at least one aspect from a corresponding dimension of another panel. The invention also includes sets of display panels for use with such a display device, and related display methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventor: Allen R. Stein
  • Patent number: 6513755
    Abstract: A design and installation method are provided to improve access to equipment mountable on aircraft equipment racks, including installing modified equipment rack framework on the aircraft, preassembling the equipment on a separate equipment package, providing separate matable hinge units on both the framework and equipment package, and temporarily supporting the equipment package in a hanging position from the equipment rack by matably joining the separate hinge units. Wiring the equipment from adjacent wireway banks is performed in the hanging position, followed by rotating the equipment package about an axis of rotation formed by the joined hinge units into a fixed stowed position, and fastening the equipment package to the equipment rack framework to complete the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Guy A. Lambiaso
  • Patent number: 6491171
    Abstract: Display panel systems make it possible to access a wide range of information. Such systems have a stand and a support for swivel panels upon which information carriers can be placed. The stand is modular and has two side parts which can be combined with a variable number of intermediate parts, each of which has a support for swivel panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: “Durable” Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Patent number: 6463701
    Abstract: An information display system is disclosed. A work environment providing a work area and a workstation including the information display system are also disclosed. The information display system includes a track system adapted to attach to a mounting structure and a plurality of display panels coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure. The display panels are adapted to present information selectively for display by pivotal and translating movement of the plurality of display panels. The track system may include at least one rail. The display panels may be cantilevered away from the track system at a vertical elevation to provide clearance below the display panels for a seated worker. The information display system may include a plurality of containers coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure, with each of the plurality of containers is adapted to include at least one display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Baloga, Carl V. Forslund, III
  • Publication number: 20020139761
    Abstract: A receptacle for a compact disc case comprising a back wall and a front wall that are spaced apart to receive a compact disc case therebetween. The walls being configured so as to define a multiple direction entry path for the insertion of a compact disc case, such that the compact disc case is inserted within the receptacle by moving through a first movement and a second movement. The first movement being a movement wherein the compact disc case is displaced toward the back wall of the receptacle along a direction perpendicular to the main faces of the compact disc case. The second movement being a movement wherein the compact disc case is displaced, either manually by the user or automatically by the sole effect its own weigh in the case of an inclined receptacle, between the front wall and the back wall along a direction generally parallel to the imaginary plane such as to position the compact disc case between the front wall of the receptacle and the back wall of the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Michel Nadeau
  • Patent number: 6449909
    Abstract: An information display system is disclosed. A work environment providing a work area and a workstation including the information display system are also disclosed. The information display system includes a track system adapted to attach to a mounting structure and a plurality of display panels coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure. The display panels are adapted to present information selectively for display by pivotal and translating movement of the plurality of display panels. The track system may include at least one rail. The display panels may be cantilevered away from the track system at a vertical elevation to provide clearance below the display panels for a seated worker. The information display system may include a plurality of containers coupled to the track system for movement with respect to the mounting structure, with each of the plurality of containers is adapted to include at least one display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Baloga, Carl V. Forslund, III
  • Patent number: 6394286
    Abstract: A display rack for displaying a plurality of rugs includes a plurality of generally upright elongate support posts connected side by side by a support frame with each post having mounted thereon for sliding movement therealong a respective one of a plurality of rug support assemblies. Each support post has a cable and winch inside the respective post for driving sliding movement of the respective rug support assembly between a lowered loading position and a raised display position with a motor mounted permanently on the post or on the mounting assembly and a manually operable switch for operating the motor. Each rug support assembly includes a front plate member in front of the post and a plurality of pivotal arms side by side across the plate member. A divider post is provided between each support post and the next upright at a position in front of the support posts so as to engage rug support arms to prevent side to side movement of the arms sufficient to cause interference therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Raymond Dueck